Meet Luke! He is a male Chocolate Labrador Retriever approximately six-years-old. Luke came to us when his owner could no longer care for him. He was suffering from severe skin issues when he first arrived. Luke immediately went to our veterinarian for a complete work-up. Most of the fur on Luke was missing, and he was suffering from severe dental issues. Luke may need to follow a special diet and, in the future, require some allergy medication.
Luke is now sporting a beautiful chocolate coat. It is still thin in some spots but will grow back in. Luke’s teeth were in horrible condition, and he had to have several teeth pulled. He is now recovered from the neglect and is happy and healthy, ready to look for his forever home.
Luke is a big, strong, friendly boy who wants to be loved, petted, brushed, and snuggled with, and in return, you will have a companion who wants nothing more than to please you.
Luke is a medium-energy boy who, at times, will act like a silly puppy. He is curious about everything. He is house trained and uses a dog door. Luke loves being outside when someone is with him. He walks ok on a leash but could use additional training because of his size and strength. Caution should be taken when opening house doors/gates as Luke may try to exit.
Overall, Luke is a happy dog, always wagging his tail. He is rarely without a favorite toy or ball in his mouth. Luke sleeps all night on his bed next to his foster mom. He follows his foster dad around during the day and plays with the other Lab. Luke will occasionally help himself to a sock, shoe, hat, brush, or anything else if it’s left unattended or not put away. His new home needs to watch him and this behavior to ensure he doesn’t swallow something that could be harmful to him. His family must provide him with appropriate toys like Nylabones, hard balls, Kong Extremes.
Luke rides well in the car, and due to his easy-going demeanor, we think Luke would love to run errands with his new owner. He has no food or toy aggression. He is good with children, but because of his size, we would recommend older children only. Luke has not been tested with cats. He is a well-mannered boy but will need a “refresher course ” on his basic commands.
Luke is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, microchipped, recent bloodwork, and dental.