MEET DOUG!! This super handsome, adorable boy is Doug! Doug is around 1-2 years old and just the happiest boy ever! He LOOOVES people and is excited to meet any new friend! He just came to us from a kill shelter where he was running out of time, and we can’t see why; Doug is just the sweetest thing! He knows how to “sit” and is very food motivated. He has an appropriate amount of energy for his age but is not crazy. He was well behaved for his transport and sat calmly in the backseat with one of our volunteers. Doug seems to get along well with other dogs too.
DOUG UPDATE!! As we’ve spent more time with Doug and learned more about him, we’ve determined that he is a very strong dog, and he needs to go to a home with a more experienced dog owner who can handle his size and strength. Doug is around 65-70 pounds, and he can easily pull someone on leash if given the opportunity. He would likely do better with an easy walk harness or a gentle leader. Doug’s future owner will need to be willing to continue to do some obedience training with him so that he can learn manners and structure but also to form a better bond.
Doug can be mouthy when he’s excited, like he just doesn’t seem to know what to do with his mouth sometimes, and that can understandably be overwhelming for some people. We are working on curbing that behavior, but with training, we are confident he will learn appropriate manners. He is very food motivated, which helps a lot with training! We feel that he would do best in a home with a fenced in yard so he can run around and get his energy out. He is a young dog, estimated between 1-2 years old, and as such, he has a lot of energy and will need plenty of exercise. We think he’d make a great running partner for someone. Because of his size and energy, he would likely do better with older children so as not to accidentally knock over a small child.
All in all Doug really is a good boy. He’s just a typical, active lab looking for a home where he can get appropriate exercise and have the structure and love he needs.