WCLRR kid Storm crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was surrendered to our rescue when his owner passed away. Storm’s foster family described him as a “dream, and a joy to have in our home.” He was unconditional love, easy-going, super affectionate, and loved to be talked to and petted. His tail was always wagging to show how happy he was. Storm’s health took a turn for the worse a few weeks ago, and while we were hopeful he was on the mend, his foster family noticed he was in distress and immediately took him to our veterinary team. Sadly, we couldn’t do anything more for this sweet soul. The unexpected loss of Storm saddens the entire WCLRR team. He will be missed. RIP Storm.
Meet Storm! He is a sweet 11-year-old black Labrador Retriever who was surrendered to WCLRR when his owner passed away. Storm has an adorable face, bright eyes, and a beautiful black coat. When he came to WCLRR, he had some lipomas and benign fatty tumors that older labs often have. WCLRR had the lumps removed. Storm healed quickly and is ready for his new home!
Storm’s foster describes him as a “dream, and a joy to have in our home.” He is unconditional love, easy-going, super affectionate, and loves to be talked to and petted. His tail is always wagging to show how happy he is! Storm is a low-to-medium-energy dog. He is a bit of a couch potato and doesn’t have much interest in toys, but he does love a good walk! His foster takes him on one-mile walks in the morning and evening, and Storm does excellent! He walks nicely on the leash, with no pulling, and keeps up a good pace.
Storm gets along well with people, dogs, and other creatures. He was happy to let a 3-year-old neighbor girl pet him. He met the foster’s senior parents and was very gentle around them. He is calm when greeting visitors to the home. Storm lives with another 11-year-old lab, and they get along well, although Storm is not very interested in engaging in play. When he meets other dogs, he sniffs and then moves on. His foster has chickens running free in the yard, and Storm ignores them other than maybe giving the cage a sniff.
Storm knows a few commands, including sit and shake. He is fully housetrained and has had no accidents in his foster home. He learns to go to the door when he needs to go outside.
Storm sleeps either on a blanket or one of several dog beds around the house. He is so quiet and calm that his foster didn’t see a need for him to be in a crate. He sleeps quietly through the night, usually sleeping through the family’s coffee and breakfast. He wakes up when he’s ready, greeting his family with a wagging tail, ready for a bathroom break and breakfast! After breakfast, he will often settle back on one of the beds for a morning nap.
Storm’s ideal home would be a quiet place with a fenced yard and some grass to enjoy. He is a senior, so a home with area rugs or other floorings to keep him from slipping would be good. He is fine being left alone for a few hours, usually napping while his people are out. He would do well as an only dog or living with another dog with a similar calm temperament. He seems to be especially partial to men. He likes to hang out in the garage while his foster dad is working, although he is friendly and loving to everyone he meets.
Storm is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and is microchipped.