Meet Iris! Iris is an 8/9-year-old female chocolate Labrador Retriever with a beautiful coat and sweet eyes. WCLRR rescued Iris from a high kill shelter. She had some fatty lipomas, which have been removed, and she has some arthritis. Iris has had a complete medical exam and senior lab work with excellent results and an x-ray of her foot to confirm the arthritis diagnosis. She takes medicine for arthritis and gets joint supplements.

Iris is a medium-energy dog. She loves walks and behaves well on the leash without pulling or weaving. Iris is a great swimmer and may have learned to swim in the ocean or a lake, as she is learning to use steps to get out of the pool at her foster’s home. Iris adores playing fetch! She will happily drop the ball in her person’s lap to let them know she is ready to play. Iris can sometimes be obsessed with chasing her ball but understands when told that it’s not time to play. She also enjoys playing with stuffed animals.

Iris gets along well with people and dogs. She is a Velcro dog that always wants to be with her people. Iris lives with three other dogs, including a small terrier. She was a little apprehensive of her foster siblings at first but now happily spends time with them and enjoys being part of their pack.

Iris knows many commands, including coming, sitting, waiting, getting your ball, and lying down. She is housetrained and hasn’t had any accidents in her foster home. She sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in her foster’s bedroom and waits for her foster mom to say “let’s go” to start their day.

Iris’s ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family where someone is home most of the time. She would enjoy a pool and be happy with another dog as a companion. However, she can be a bit sensitive when there is a lot of activity and would be most comfortable in a relatively calm home, perhaps with older children. Iris is on medication and supplements to manage her arthritis. Her new family should continue this regimen to help Iris remain comfortable and active.

Iris is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.

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.