Meet Ricky! He is a two-year-old male yellow English Labrador Retriever with a beautiful face and ears that are slightly darker than the rest of him and big bear paws. His foster family has nicknamed him “Bear” because of those giant paws! Ricky was rescued from a high kill shelter by WCLRR when his family didn’t come in to claim him.

Ricky has personality galore! He LOVES his people and wants to be a part of the group. He is currently being fostered with three other labs, and he quickly became part of the pack after he arrived. Ricky is very affectionate and constantly kisses his foster parents and doggy siblings. He doesn’t understand his size. Ricky is a big guy at around 80 lbs and goes head-first into any situation, whether running up and down the stairs at full speed or playing catch in the yard. He’s just excited to be included!

Ricky loves to play fetch. Sometimes he walks around with a ball in his mouth if anyone is up for a game of fetch! Ricky recently learned how to swim and loves the pool! He also enjoys going on walks, although he would benefit from some leash training. Anything that involves being with his people and his dog siblings is OK with him!

Ricky has been known to steal toys and balls from his foster siblings to initiate play. However, he is very good at sharing and doesn’t understand when his foster siblings aren’t happy when he takes their toy away or doesn’t want to share the water bowl.

Ricky knows to sit, shake, and no. He is house trained and hasn’t had an accident at his foster home.

He sleeps on a dog bed in a separate room at night from his people. He would love to be in the same room with his people, but Ricky’s snoring can be loud. He is very anxious to be back with his people in the morning and start his day.

Like most labs, Ricky is food motivated. He is a tall dog and can easily reach the counter if there is something that looks or smells appealing to him. His new family will need to keep counters clear of medicine and other items that could be harmful to him.

Ricky’s ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family that will take him on frequent walks or hikes and provide lots of playtimes. A pool would be a plus, and Ricky would enjoy a home with dog siblings. He gets along well with people but has not been around small children. Ricky is a big dog and may do best with a family with older children/teens. He has not been around cats or small animals in his foster home.

Ricky 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 if you have any questions.