Meet Pete! He is an adorable 8-month-old yellow Labrador/Golden Retriever mix. Pete was surrendered to WCLRR when his family needed to move and couldn’t take him with them.
Pete is a sweet boy that loves his people! He follows his foster family everywhere and enjoys hanging out with them on the couch, watching television. Pete often has a toy or a ball in his mouth ready to play when you are! Pete also enjoys chewing on Nylabones. However, he does jump occasionally and would be best for a family that does not have toddlers or very young children that might get knocked down.
Pete is a smart boy. He’s 100% house-trained and will stand by the door to let his people know he needs to go out. His new family should take him outside frequently at first until he gets settled into the home. He knows his name, as well as sit, down, and no. He is excellent in his crate at night – he walks right in and lays down. He doesn’t make a peep until someone opens his crate door in the morning to let him out.
Pete loves his walks, but he does pull on the leash. He can be a bit reactive to other dogs when he’s on the leash and when he sees dogs behind fences. Pete will sometimes try to chase squirrels, rabbits, and other small creatures. Unfortunately, he has not been cat test so we cannot adopt him to a home with cats.
Pete has been known to counter surf and take food from low tables or plates left within his reach. His new family needs to keep counters clear of dangerous items such as medications and watch him when food is on tables. Pete will also bark to alert his family to strange noises.
Pete’s ideal home would be one with a large yard and an active family that will play with him and take him on walks and other adventures. Pete hasn’t been around young children, and since he has been known to jump on people sometimes, kids over eight would be best. Pete’s foster Mom has an older dog, and they are fine together, although they do not interact much. Pete has been around dogs in other settings and enjoys playing with them. He would do well with a family with a younger dog that could be a companion and playmate for Pete.
Pete is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and microchipped.