Meet Homer! He is a beautiful three-year-old chocolate English Labrador Retriever. He has the typical stocky build of an English lab, with gorgeous wavy fur, a blocky head, and big bear paws typical of English labs. Homer came to WCLRR when his owner became ill and couldn’t care for him.
Homer’s foster describes him as a “smoochie love bug.” He thrives on attention from his people and loves to snuggle with them at every opportunity! He isn’t obsessive, though. He understands if you’re busy and will lay down until you’re ready to pay attention to him again. However, he does get jealous if his person is petting another dog and will try to get the attention for himself!
Homer lives with a male and a female lab, and they love being together. They will lie on the floor together, lick each other’s faces and ears, and play together. Homer loves going to the dog park with his foster siblings and playing with the other dogs. He also enjoys a good game of fetch! Homer is a big dog but doesn’t react if other dogs try to dominate him.
Homer likes people, but he is cautious when first meeting them. His new family will want to take it slow when introducing Homer to friends. After that, he will warm up to people. He needs a little time to make sure they’re ok! He is excellent with his human friends at the dog park.
Homer understands “come” and is learning “careful!” because he is still a young dog with lots of energy and sometimes knocks into things in his exuberance! Homer’s new family will also need to work with him on leash training. He is large, around 100 lbs, very strong, and tends to pull on the leash. Homer is also a counter-surfer; his new family should keep counters and tables clear of dangerous items such as medicines.
Homer is house-trained. He sleeps on a dog bed in his foster’s bedroom. He sleeps quietly through the night and gets up with his foster sister when she decides it’s time for the family to wake up.
Homer’s ideal home would be with a family where someone is home most of the time to give him plenty of attention and work with him to teach him manners. He gets along with other dogs but is still learning “dog manners” and boundaries. The other dog(s) will need to be patient with him while he knows how to behave around them. He would do well in a family with older kids that will play with him and perhaps help with training. Homer hasn’t lived with small animals but has been known to chase birds and bark at them.
Homer is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.