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Maui: 2-year-old male Black Lab/Cattle mix 60-lb Neutered

Background: Maui was adopted from a shelter by a family. They have a two year old child and found that they could not give Maui the exercise, time or attention that a young dog needs. They called Lab Rescue to find a new home for Maui. We adopted Maui to wonderful previous Lab owners. They determined that Maui was a bit much for them so Lab Rescue has taken Maui back into our program.

What Maui's rescue rep has to say: Maui is an active, playful, smart and affectionate dog that needs lots of exercise. He is housebroken and crate trained. Commands have been taught but his exuberant behavior sometimes takes over so the commands are not rock solid. Maui was never properly introduced to other dogs. He looks like he wants to play but when the other dog doesn't want to play, Maui can be pushy and rude and sometimes the other dog will become reactive. He also gets excited when kids are around as well people in general and doesn't know how to contain his exuberance. He has no history of bites and just needs proper training. Lab Rescue wants Maui to be in a kid free home. No other dogs or cats in the home please.

Maui currently is in a Board and Train program with an experienced trainer. The trainer is willing to work with the new adopter. We would also consider someone who is willing to meet the trainer to foster to adopt Maui. Maui will need a strong leader, not only in strength but in leadership who has experience raising a young challenging Lab.  

What Maui’s trainer says: Maui seems to have a lot of sports potential. He is certainly high-energy, and very athletic, plus he seems to like water, so one place to think about marketing him when the time comes is a Facebook group called Adoptable Sport and Working Dogs.

 Maui is not suitable as just a household pet. A professional dog trainer home would be a plus and/or an experienced dog person who does dog sports. Maui needs to be placed in a very active home with experienced adopters who are able to provide at least a couple hours a day of daily exercise as well as partake in regular athletic dog sports. He'd be great for anything that involves running and/or jumping. He'd be great for Agility, disk dog, and possibly Flyball if he can learn to work around other dogs. He might also enjoy water sports such as dock diving.

Medical: Maui is neutered, current on vax, heartworm negative and chipped.

If you are interested in fostering Maui or interested in fostering to adopt, please email Sandy at and tell me why your home would be a good fit for Maui. Please leave your callback number.

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