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Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

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Organization Name: Contra Costa Humane Society
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Female Female
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Grace

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 04/22/2017
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

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Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier. Beautiful Grace lives up to her name in more ways than one. Not only is she friendly with everyone she meets, she takes life in stride on just three legs. Grace was adopted from a public shelter in April of 2015 and sadly, her owner recently has been faced with a move and is unable to take this sweet girl with her. She's hopeful to find Grace the perfect new home! Grace is estimated to be 2 years of age and is spayed and current on her vaccines. She's fantastic with everyone she meets and is also great with kids and cats. She can be dog selective, so would love to be your one & only canine friend. She's the perfect balance of playful and calm and is very loving and affectionate. She knows many basic commands, including how to sit & stay when the doorbell rings or it's mealtime. She's housebroken and loves to go on walks and adventures! She's fantastic in the home and not destructive when left alone. If you're looking for a great canine friend, this beautiful girl is waiting for you! Grace is an adoptable dog through CCHS's Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. If you are interested in knowing more about or potentially adopting Grace, please complete an adoption application and we'll gladly forward it on to her current guardian!

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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      Trixie

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. This beautiful, calm soul would love to find a best friend in you. Trixie is a gem of a girl - she's very relaxed and easy-going and loves to spend time with her people. She has a very mellow disposition and is happy to curl up next to you while you're relaxing at home, or go for a walk around the neighborhood and greet new people. She also loves to go to the park and fetch a ball or go on hikes with you in nature. She has such a sweet nature and loves to be loved upon. She's just patiently waiting for someone to make her their own! An American Staffordshire Terrier mix, Trixie is estimated to be 6 years of age and is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccines. Weighing just under 60lbs., she'll do fantastic in a calm, relaxed household and relishes the energy of adults. She's good with other dogs (particularly small ones), though we think she'd equally love the opportunity to be someone's one & only best friend. She'll spend every day repaying you with companionship, reliability and affection. She is such a wonderful girl with a heartwarmingly gentle disposition! Location: Foster Home
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    • Rollie - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 12/08/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Rollie

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Rollie is the cutest, sweetest, sparkliest little 8lb. Chihuahua there is, and to say that her disposition is anything short of a miracle given her tough upbringing is an understatement! Rollie came to a public shelter after being brought in from a hoarding case. She clearly was loved by her person, but found herself quite scared and overwhelmed at the public shelter. Never fear though - she soon landed in a great foster home and the wiggles came out full force! She is definitely one thing for sure: an absolute lovebucket! Rollie is estimated to be 3 years of age and is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccines. She's absolutely fantastic with other dogs and while she appreciates an initial slow approach with new people until she gets to know you just a bit, she'll warm up in no time given the right situation. Rollie suffered a broken pelvis in February of 2017 but amazingly, she's healed up quite well without surgery - you'd never know what she endured from the outside! While long runs on the beach may not be her destiny, walks, adventures and snuggling most certainly are! The only "special need" that Rollie has due to her previous pelvic break is that because of the way the break healed, the space allowed for her colon is a bit narrowed, so it's important to keep her on a stool softener (Lactulose) three times/day to ensure that her stools can pass easily. Other than that though, she leads a completely normal, happy-go-lucky life. She loves to photobomb and dress up in adorable doggie outfits and is great with kids, too. The hard times put the shine into the diamond, and a big, fat, sparkly diamond this girl is! Location: Foster Home
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    • Toto - Terrier Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 12/08/2017

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Toto

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier. From the lonely streets to the busy public animal shelter, and now to the bright lights of the theater stage, Toto's risen to superstar status! In October, this beautiful little Terrier mix took on the coveted role of Toto in a local rendition of the Wizard of Oz, and now that her super-stardom role has been completed, this cutie is available for adoption to one lucky home! Toto is estimated to be 6 years of age and is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccines. While she gets along overall with other dogs, she has a "me, me, me!" personality when it comes to sharing attention with other dogs and so is looking for a home where she can be your one & only. She loves to go on car rides and adventures, adores camping and playing in the mud - yep, she's the perfect balance of princess and tomboy! She'll do great in any small-dog loving household where she can be an active part of your life. Toto had a mammary mass removed in late October that unfortunately came back as an intermediate-grade ductal carcinoma, or mammary cancer. Fortunately, the margins were clear, but that type of cancer has the possibility of recurrence. Her adoptive home will love her regardless, knowing that whether she's around for another year or another 10 years, she'll be the brightest little star in your life! Location: Foster Home
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    • Apple Pie - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 12/08/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Apple Pie

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. It's the perfect season for a little Apple Pie! And you'll just want to lick up every last morsel of this cutie-patootie, trust us. Apple Pie is a total dollface! She's affectionate and playful, loves to run zoomies and is very smart - she picked up on housetraining in her new foster home on the first day (score!). She's been really well-behaved with the other animals in her foster home, too. There's no doubt that when a dog knows they're safe, they finally feel like they can let loose and enjoy life a bit more! Apple Pie is estimated to be between 4-5 years of age and is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. She'll do awesome in an adult household with or without other animals, but definitely with someone who's looking for a loyal, fun, loving little buddy dog. She appreciates being given some time to adjust at her own pace, but in no time she'll be curled up next to you on the sofa (she loves to be close to her person). She also enjoys car rides, walks, adventures, and she's always up for dinner time! She's not just a slice of pie, she's the entire sweet pie with a big dollop of whipped cream on top! Location: Foster Home A big thanks to our friends at Smart Paws Pet Resources for their wonderful photos of this little cutie pie!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Coco

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) (short coat). This very special senior boy is looking for a loving person to call his own. Coco is a very happy, sweet and gentle senior boy who is in need of a forever home - his loving owner is planning extensive travels and will be living overseas for a portion of the year - and so Coco is hoping that someone will provide him a loving family in his retirement years. Coco is a darling Jack Russell Terrier who is just shy of 12 years of age and is neutered and current on his vaccines. Weighing just 12-15lbs., he's a great small size! Coco has lost his eyesight and so needs a home comfortable with having a blind dog, but he's acclimated beautifully and still loves to go on walks and play. He's fully housebroken and uses a dog door with ease, and he's had much experience with his owner's grandkids and has been wonderful with them. He's a great dog who also loves to be in your lap if given the opportunity. He'll make a great companion for a special person looking for an easy-going, good-natured, gentle dog who's hopeful for a family of his own. Coco is a courtesy listing through our Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. For more information on Coco or to potentially adopt him, please contact Bill at wkhbill@pacbell.net or at 925-947-6947. Thank you!
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