Kona - Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption
Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

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Organization Name: Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc.
Location: Denton, TX 76209


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Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Kona

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Denton, TX 75261
Tags: Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX
Physical Attributes
Ear Type Droopy
Tail Type Long
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Apartment Appropriate
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. Kona is sweet, loving, and calm-mannered black Lab. He gets along well with other dogs but he is very picky about his human friends. Once he gets to know you, he will become your new best friend along with your shadow. He loves being outdoors and loves going on walks and short runs. He still needs a little more leash training, but he is a fast learner. He is also an independent dog when it comes to his down time. When you are on the couch watching your favorite shows, you can find Kona laying on the mat near the front door catching some Z’s. He is crate and house trained. Kona would make an excellent addition to a family that is active and enjoys being outdoors. How do I adopt? If you are interested in adopting from TSBR - please review our adoption process. We require an application and home visit prior to being considered for adoption. TSBR is a foster based rescue program and does not have a shelter or facility. Only approved adopters may meet our dogs outside of a public event. TSBR Minimum Adoption Fees: Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We do not receive government funding and therefore rely heavily on our adoption fees, fundraising efforts, and generous supporters. Our fees are directly linked to our costs to care for dogs in our program. Adult/Young dogs (9 months - 8 years) = $275* Puppies 8 months old and younger = $350* Senior dogs over 8 years old = $200* *Adoption fees are subject to change as deemed necessary by TSBR. Each adoption, and the care an individual dog receives is subject to change and is at the discretion of our Chair of Animal Welfare. Our website does not bind TSBR legally, but is merely a guide. The signed adoption contract with each adoption is legally binding. Adoption fees must be paid by cash, check, money order, bank check, or credit card (additional fees apply for use of credit card). Our minimum adoption fees are directly linked to our costs to care for dogs in our program. Adult dogs have tested Heartworm negative or completed Heartworm treatment, are vaccinated for Rabies, Bordatella, and DHPP, started on flea/tick, and Heartworm preventative, have been dewormed at least once, are spayed/neutered, are microchipped. Puppies (8 months of age and younger) have received age appropriate vaccinations, are started on Heartworm preventative, have been dewormed are spayed/neutered if age appropriate (as recommended by a TSBR Veterinarian). ** **If, at the time of adoption, your dog or puppy has not been spayed/neutered (based on recommendation by TSBR Veterinarian), you are required to sign a spay/neuter agreement and will be responsible for the spay/neuter. Our adoption contract requires that all dogs (or puppies) be spayed/neutered within one month of adoption, or when age appropriate. You are asked to notify us when and by who this surgery will be performed. Our volunteers will verify that the dog has been spayed/neutered. If you fail to spay/neuter, as outlined in the adoption contract you signed, our organization will take appropriate measures to reclaim the dog. The mission of Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc. (TSBR) is to provide for the welfare, shelter and adoption of lost, abandoned, neglected, or homeless dogs and puppies, specifically; The American Kennel Club (AKC) defined sporting group breeds - Retrievers, Setters, Pointers, Spaniels, Vizlas, Weimaraners, and Spinone Italianos; to promote the responsible care of companion animals, to actively promote spaying and neutering as the most humane means of animal control; to support heartworm education and treatment; and to provide training and education to the public related to topics such as: animal welfare, responsible dog ownership and breed information.

Labrador Retriever

A.K.A. : Labrador, Lab
Overview: The Labrador Retriever is probably America's favorite dog. He is playful (well into his adult years) and is often seen as a lifelong friend.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-80, female: 55-70
Height (in): male: 22-24, female: 21-23
Colors: Solid black, yellow, or chocolate.
Coat: It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat. A slight wave down the back is permissible.
Character: Labrador Retrievers are obedient, sociable, and affectionate. Loyal dogs, they have a very playful nature ' even into adulthood.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are not considered to be great watch dogs, however.
Care: The Labrador Retriever requires weekly brushing, though twice weekly brushing is needed during times of shedding.
Training: This breed learns very quickly and is always eager to please. Training is quite easy.
Activity: The Labrador Retriever can easily adapt to the exercise level of your family, but actually needs a lot of exercise, including long walks and field sports.
Country of Origin: Canada
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and other eye disorders.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Labrador Retriever Breed
If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
  4. Start looking… Once you know what you’re looking for and what to expect you can start your search through thousands of adoptable dogs. PuppyFinder allows you to search by age, breed, location and gender.
  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
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      Booberry "Bo...

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      Breed: Weimaraner
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Taffy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Rio

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Dolce

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Hoop

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. Say hello to Hoop. This magnificent young Yellow Lab gentleman has just completed his rehab from heartworm treatment and will be ready to start interviewing candidates for his furever family soon. Hoop has been a model patient and gets along well with all other members of his pack which currently includes two large male Retrievers, a young female Setter, and a senior very-much-in-control tomcat. He’s a bit ornery – often trying to spook the bossy cat into running when returning to his crate after doing his outdoor business. Otherwise, he is perfectly content lying quietly with his other two Lab brotherss chewing intently on a large Nylabone or slobbering over a medium orange ChuckIt Ultra Ball. Hoop is crate and house trained, sleeps quietly all night long, and is ready to stretch his legs to begin some real exercise and play outdoors. He will make a fabulous companion to the right adopter(s) and promises to love you forever. Hoop is an exceptionally strong, muscled, and toned specimen. Look for him to attend a future TSBR Meet-n-Greet or private intro soon!
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      Moonshine

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      Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Gus

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Breed: Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Scout

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      Breed: Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Denton, TX
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      Zorak

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Denton, TX
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