Meet Claus! A beautiful boy approximately ten-years-young, he’s a handsome fellow listed as a stray at a high kill shelter. Word spread fast among the rescues this boy needed out of there quickly. Claus stole so many hearts with his story and his medical condition.

WCLRR got him to our vet immediately. Claus had a massive tumor on his neck, the size of a grapefruit. Luckily we were able to have it removed. It turned out to be a fatty tumor (lipoma). However, because of the size of the surgery site, it took a little longer for Claus to heal up. We’re happy to report that Claus had his sutures removed and is ready for his furever home.

Claus loves being on his foster family’s couch, which is fine with them! He makes himself quite comfortable. Claus spends his days hanging out with another Labrador and a little dog, and he loves the company they provide him. We think Claus would also be OK as an only dog if his new family gives him lots of attention and love.

Claus likes going for walks. However, he does pull, but according to his foster mom, he is doing much better. Claus likes getting attention from everyone. He is a beautiful boy who loves to get petted and kissed. With that face, how can you resist?

We suspect that Claus was not exercised much in his last home as he is a large boy, his bones and muscles were out of shape, so we have started Claus on an anti-inflammatory drug which has helped tremendously. His new home needs to continue this and discuss with their vet which medication is best for Claus.

Claus is not particularly interested in soft plush toys, but he does favor a good bone to chew. His family will want to make sure they have a supply of Nylabones for him to chew on throughout the day. Claus takes treats very gently and is not food or toy possessive.

Claus is entirely housebroken and enjoyable in the house. He shows no signs of being anything but a cool laid back gentleman!  Claus enjoys riding in the car and would love to go to parks, restaurants, shopping centers, and walks in the neighborhood. We feel a house with very young children would not be suitable for him. Young kids could be too unruly for him. Older kids and adults would be a good match for him.

Claus is a healthy boy. We did bloodwork on him. He’s had a complete exam, is neutered, and up to date on his vaccines. Claus has a microchipped.