Oscar is an 18 month old neutered black male, who is available for adoption or sponsorship by Lab Rescue. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. He weighs 53 lbs and should gain about 10 lbs.
Oscar has developed a maneuver we call the sneaky snuggle. He starts at the opposite end of the couch and looks to be snoozing peacefully. Then he starts to wiggle and wave his front feet. Next thing you know he’s wiggled down the couch on his back and his head is in your lap. If you let him, he’ll be completely in your lap. Once he gives you the big “I’m so cute” eyes it’s impossible to not give in to the snuggles. Oscar is very happy around people, and he’s learning not to jump up for attention. He’s not bothered by cars, large trucks, bicycles, kids on scooters, runners, or anything else. Mostly Oscar just wants to check out the world, play with all the chew toys, and be as close to his people as possible. He crates easily but prefers to lay on the couch. Oscar is housebroken and quick about going first thing in the morning.
Oscar does okay on an Easy Walk harness. With some encouragement Oscar will sit for treats and takes them well. He also knows come. In true Lab fashion, his tail never stops wagging. Oscar has the sweetest face and despite being underweight, Oscar has a spectacular Lablean. He will go with a training addendum and is probably not the best choice for a first-time adopter. He’d love an active family and lots of places to sniff and play.
There has been an absolute epidemic of recalls in the last year concerning dog food and dog treats, specifically jerky–made from chicken. While sifting through the dozens of blogs I subscribe to daily, I came across this article written by a vet, Dr. Eric Barchas for DOGSTER. He states that questionable jerky has been tested for salmonella, metals, pesticides, and antibiotics, and were screened for other chemicals and poisonous compounds, but in spite of these efforts, the cause of the problems remains unidentified.
Here’s an excerpt from the article: