Meet Strider, a handsome black male Labrador of approximately nine-ten-years-old. He was a stray at a local shelter when WCLRR was alerted to him. Once Strider became available, WCLRR was contacted by the shelter to take him in.

Strider maybe nine-years-old but we see a youthfulness in him that is of a much younger dog. He is always smiling and begging for pets or for you to play with him. According to his foster family, he is very close to perfect!

Strider is on the tall side and weighs about 77 pounds. He has a shiny black coat and loves his brushings. Strider also loves getting a bath, so he may like to play in a pool or the ocean on a warm day. Strider’s favorite thing to do is go on walks, and he would be great if you’re looking for a walking partner.

Strider additionally loves to chase tennis balls and brings them back to you most of the time. He will drop it at your feet but prefers you to ask him first. He also does a great tug of war with a rope.

Strider gets along great with other dogs, even ones smaller than him. We believe Strider would enjoy a dog companion in his new home or someone home most of the time.  He does not pay much attention to the foster cat, so we suspect he would be alright in a house with cats as well. Strider is very gentle with taking treats, and when it comes time to eat or get them, he is very patient and will wait for his turn.

Strider is house trained and will either use the dog door or wait at the back door when he needs to go. He is very respectful of his foster family’s food and does not try to take it off the counter or our plates.

Strider is crate trained and will sleep through the night. He will also sleep in your room if you prefer. He can go all night without having to go to the bathroom, which is a real plus.

In addition to being a first-class ball chaser, Strider also knows simple commands such as sit and shake. He’s pretty good at down, too, but having a treat handy is a great motivator. We have found he is excellent on a leash but loves to spend some time checking out all the smells before taking off for a pleasant walk.

Strider is a fabulous guest in his foster home, and they have come to truly appreciate what a beautiful dog he truly is and would be a fantastic companion for an active person or family.

Strider is neutered, microchipped, up to date on his vaccines, and had a complete exam, including a full senior blood panel.

COVID-19 Update: WCLRR is continuing to accept applications for adoptions, scheduling virtual home interviews, and accepting owner surrenders. Please contact if you have any questions.