Meet Gunner! He is a handsome, energetic five-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix. Gunner’s family surrendered him to WCLRR when his busy family found that they couldn’t give Gunner the time and attention that he deserved. Gunner is on the small side for a male Labrador Retriever.

Gunner loves to play and run around, and his favorite thing is playing fetch. His foster needs to put the balls out of his reach so that he will take a break and relax. Gunner gets along with other dogs once they’ve been introduced calmly. His foster has a cat and a small dog, and they get along well.

Gunner is house trained and crate trained. He enjoys being in his crate and will often lay in it during the day to relax. Gunner sleeps quietly through the night in a crate in his foster’s bedroom.

Gunner knows a few commands, including sit, shake, and lay down. He could use some leash training. His foster reports that he has been known to counter surf and sometimes will guard his food when other animals are around. His new family should keep counters clear of food and dangerous items such as medicine. Gunner was left outside by himself during the day in his previous home and would bark to get attention. At his foster home, Gunner can be inside with his people and the other pets, and the foster reports that there have been no issues with barking.

Gunner’s ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family where someone is home most of the time. He has a lot of energy, and with a bit of leash, training Gunner would be a great partner for someone who hikes or is a runner. Gunner is ok with children, but he does jump, so that older children would be recommended.

Gunner is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and is microchipped.

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