Yukon - 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
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Yukon

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/17/2017
Location: Denton, TX 75261
Tags: Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX
Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
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
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • 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
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. You won’t find sweeter chocolate than this! Yukon is a 4-year-old chocolate Lab with a history. Yukon joined our program a year ago after being hit by a car and left to suffer from his injuries. His outward wounds healed but the bone fractures and muscle damage remained, making walking painful and difficult. He has since undergone two corrective orthopedic surgeries, one to repair a hip and another to repair knee muscles, as well as extensive physical therapy. Yukon now moves comfortably and enthusiastically! Watching Yukon play, you would never know he once lived in constant pain. He loves to run, play ball and go for walks. But he’s not always a dog of action; he is also a world-class napper! He loves his dog bed and has been seen sneaking onto the couch to cuddle. Yukon just wants to be close to his people and loves physical affection. He’ll lean against your legs, step on your feet and give love nudges when seeing you after a long absence (like returning from the next room). He does great with children, gets along well with other dogs, large and small, and even likes cats! He’s as sweet as they come!

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
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  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.
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  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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    • German Wirehaired Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      McKenna

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      Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer. This bearded young lady is settling in wonderfully with her foster family. She is very curious in all things. She enjoys a good game of chase with her sister. She goes into her kennel with a treat, and will alert you when she needs to go potty. She gets along with other dogs well. McKenna is looking for a family to give her lots of treats and teach her a few tricks.
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    • Nigel - English Setter Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 05/27/2017

      English Setter Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Nigel

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      Breed: English Setter
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: English Setter. My name is Nigel, I am about 8 years old. I love the new humans house who are helping me find my forever. I don't mind the cats. I like the toddler boy as well, he and I play together a lot. This foster family has a great thing called a doggie door, I am going in and out of it like a champ. I have even earned privileges of being not being kenneled during the night time. If you are looking a companion, I am your man. I really like to help with kitchen work, I am pretty sure I would be a star dishwasher, if you let me. If not, I will be there by your side regardless. My ideal home would have a human home with me most of the day since I love my humans so much. My favorite things include getting pets, dinner and being near the humans around me.
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Gage

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. Hey, Gage here! Things are going so good, I just gotta share all the things I’m learning. First off, I love this living-in-a-house thing. But outside is good too, so I learned how to use a doggy door. I’ve learned cats are just cats and not really anything to get excited about (and they’re not very fun to play with). I’m learning about toys and how to play tug with my foster sister Kora. I learned that when I run around the house with a toy, it’s funny, but when I run around the house with things called “pants” it’s not as funny. Go figure! I’ve learned that I don’t like to wear a cone, but I DO like not having a scratchy eye or an embarrassing booty ball. I’m learning that it’s ok to lay in the yard, but not in the place they call a “flower bed.” I also have to learn these things my foster mom calls “manners.” Not all that fun, but not too hard either. Best of all, I have learned that when someone reaches toward my face it’s to give me love and kind words, not to hurt me. And when I roll on my back, someone rubs my belly (I really like this!). Speaking of belly rubs, I think I’m going to go get me one right now. Later! Gage
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    • Navan - Weimaraner Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 05/14/2017

      Weimaraner Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Navan

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      Breed: Weimaraner
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: Weimaraner. Hi, my name is Navan and I am a 5 month old Weimeraner. Bottom line is if you are looking for a "lover", I'm your guy. I love being around humans and other dogs. I am pretty handy in the kitchen! I like to take naps in the game room, and the bedroom. I also like to take my daily nap in the office, while my foster mom works on her computer a lot. I have learned how to use a doggie door. For a while, I only came in through the doggie door when my foster mom let me play in the yard. Just this weekend, I figured out that I can go "out" the doggie door and potty in the grass. My foster mom gets so excited when I do this, that I just keep on doing it. I think this will make her love me even more!!! I am not too crazy about this crate thing she puts me in at night to sleep. I really want to sleep in the bed, but she tells me I can't get up there. I sometimes bark a little at first, but have realized that barking does not make her come back. So I just curl up and sleep through the night. I like to wake up around 7am, and I am ready to go. I run around the house and go potty through the dog door, and then it is time to eat. I am a growing boy and I know exactly where my foster mom keeps the food. I will stand in front of the door until she opens it, just in case she forgets. I like going for walks on my leash and am learning my basic manners. I know how to sit, but my mom won't let me jump up to get my snack. Wow, it is hard for me to sit when I know a yummy snack is coming, but again, if I wait, this seems to make her happy. I get along well with my foster brother and sister, and I watch them a lot to understand how I fit in here at my foster home. So, that is enough about me. I would love to hear about you. I am eagerly awaiting to find out where my permanent home will be. My foster mom, tells me how sweet I am and that I will be a great puppy for a new family.
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Taffy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. Taffy is a sweet and gentle 15mo old yellow Lab, who is extremely friendly with people, particularly kids, and other dogs. He is energetic and playful and loves to run around in the backyard playing with a tennis ball or playing fetch with a stick. He is crate trained and sleeps through the night in his crate or when left alone at home. Taffy is also housetrained and stands by the door to indicate he needs to be let out. Taffy has always been around new people and dogs and has been friendly to both when meeting for the first time. He has had regular trips to the dog park and plays well with other dogs, has been left overnight with sitters and has fared well. Taffy is in good health and is up to date on all shots and has been on a regular regimen of tick and flea prevention and heartworm medication. He is very well cared for, has been on a grain free diet and with regular monthly grooming. Taffy has been trained to follow basic commands like “Sit”, “Down” and “Stay”, he still needs a little work on leash walking. If not physically and mentally engaged, he can get bored and chew on things. When around kids, adult supervision is suggested, as he sometimes jumps to show his affection.
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Dolce

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever. She would love to be your one and only. Dolce is a great big lovable gal. She is housebroken, crate trained, and a champion hugger. Dolce loves people. She knows some commands and has greatly improved on her leash walking. As you would expect she loves bath time and car rides. Dolce is a mature gal and does not wish for her new family to include small children or other dogs. She would love to be your one and only.
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    • German Wirehaired Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Moonshine

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      Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer. Moonshine is a sweet and energetic typical young German Wirehaired Pointer. He retrieves balls and dearly loves toys! He does well in his crate, uses the dog door/potties on command, and rides well in the car. He walks well on a leash with appropriate equipment, will stay off of furniture (if you wish), or will be right up there with you (if invited). Moonshine will be most successful in an active home, with breed specific experience. If you are looking for sweet companion, and possibly, a running partner, Moonshine is your guy!
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    • German Wirehaired Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Gus

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      Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer. Love his gentle, soulful eyes, and adorable fuzzy face? Gus is currently only available for adoption or meeting families that meet very specific criteria. Breed experience as adults or significant training experience No small children Experience with special needs dogs Patience to help Gus adjust through transition Preferrably a female with good leadership qualities Ability and a committment to provide appropriate physical and social stimulation. Gus came to us VERY shut down and emaciated. We have spent many months working with him to get him feeling good physically, and also socially; as the two are interdependent for many dogs. Our animal welfare team is overseeing his care and progress. After a tremendous amount of time and effort GUS has made great progress and is an active social part of his foster home. However following some difficulty with transitioning to new environments, and changes in routine, further medical work-up was chosen. Unfortunately, it gave us both good and bad news for Gus. The good news is that it has helped us tremendously in understanding what impacts Gus's behavior and hesitancy in new scenarios, the bad news is that all that can be done, is to love him and help him patiently though the situations. Gus has a rapidly progressing form of PRA or Progressive Retinal Atrophy. http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your-dogs-health/disease-information/progressive-retinal-atrophy.html This condition will most likely result in total blindness for Gus. But Gus who is otherwise very healthy, also has many wonderful loveable qualities that we believe make him deserving of hope and a second chance at his own forever home. Gus is the classic German Wirehaired Pointer - a bit aloof but not unfriendly toward strangers; he is slow to trust, but will be a loyal and affectionate companion for just the right family! Gus is active, goofy, and playful. Gus enjoys snuggling and running equally. Gus loves his foster brothers and sisters. He can be protective of his home and premises which is not uncommon for a GWP raised as Gus was, but this is manageable with an appropriate committment to leadership. If you love his gentle, soulful eyes, and adorable fuzzy face and think you are interested in giving Gus a chance, send us an email and we would be happy to discuss a meeting!
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    • Specs - Pointer Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 03/18/2017

      Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Specs

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      Breed: Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: Pointer. Speckles..."Specs " is a beautiful black and white pointer. Specs is very loving and likes to cuddle with you at night. He can be timid in new settings and around lots of people, but is a very friendly pup once he warms up to you and feels safe. So a loud busy house or neighborhood may not be best suited for him. He is very active and loves to run out in the field looking for birds. He lives with 7 other sporting breed dogs and loves to play with them. Spec a doodle is one handsome boy that deserves to be loved and space to run and play.
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    • Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX

      Scout

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      Breed: Pointer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Denton, TX
      Posted Breed: English Pointer. What is NOT to love about Scout-a-Bout? Scout aka Scout-a-Bout is a sweet young male English Pointer with long legs and lots of energy! He loves to run outside, but can be calm in the house. Scout is a fun-loving, very friendly, happy-go-lucky boy. He gets along very well with everyone - dogs and people of all sizes. He is cat friendly as well. He really does best in a large setting with plenty of room to run after birds, butterflies, and crawly things - and other dogs to play with. Scout very much LOVES fetching balls, his favorite game. Rarely do you see him without a ball in his mouth. Scout is a good boy on a leash, understands basic commands, and wants to please. This cute boy has a sweet face that you gotta love, and a fun disposition to go with it. He is ONE GREAT PUP that the whole family can enjoy, and very much loved by many that have had the privilege to know him. Scout would love to meet someone who will appreciate his goofy nature and new skills and help him along as he grows into just an awesome Pointer! Visit us on Facebook for more photos of Scout!
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