Meet Carl! He is a 12-18-month-old black Labrador Retriever mix. Carl is a slender dog with a beautiful shiny coat. Carl lived in an Airstream travel trailer with seven other dogs when a good samaritan rescued them. Carl and two of his siblings came to WCLRR. Our volunteer immediately took the dogs to our veterinarian for complete exams, lab work, vaccinations, and spay and neuters. All three dogs were scared and timid, but in the short time they have been in foster, they have blossomed!

Carl is a high-energy dog that loves to play! He likes to chase balls, although he’s still learning to bring them back! He enjoys chewing on antlers, and de-stuffing toys is one of his favorite activities. Carl’s foster family has a pool, and Carl loves it! He jumps in the pool when he can and runs along the steps, splashing and enjoying himself! Carl also loves to run and would be a great running partner!

Carl is reserved when meeting new people. It takes him a little time to warm up to people and allow them to approach him. His new family needs to manage introductions so Carl can meet people slowly. Carl lives with another dog in his foster home, and the two play well together.

Carl understands “no,” but his new family will need to work with him on other commands. Carl’s foster is working with him on house training. Carl has had a few accidents in the house, and his new family should let him outside frequently to reinforce potty training.

Carl enjoys walks in the morning and evening. However, he does pull on the leash, especially if he sees a small creature like a bird. Carl’s foster is working with him on leash training, and his new family will need to continue to help him learn to walk nicely on the leash.

Carl is crate trained and walks into his crate at bedtime. He is quiet at night and waits for his people to get up in the morning.

Carl likes to put his paws up on counters to see what is available. He scratches the windows to be let in, so a doggy door would be a great option to give him the ability to come and go as needed. He also does jump up on people when he’s excited.

Carl’s ideal home would be with an active family in a house with a secure yard and maybe a pool. A family with older children and a young dog would give Carl plenty of companionship and opportunities to play and run off some of that energy! But unfortunately, he has not lived with cats or other small pets.

Carl 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.