Meet Roy! He is a handsome male yellow Labrador Retriever, approximately 12 years old, who came to WCLRR when his owner passed away. When Roy came to us, we found that he had severe dental issues, including rotten teeth and infections. WCLRR ensured that he had the critical dental care that he needed to be healthy in the future.

Roy also had several large, benign skin tags removed. In addition, he has had a complete senior exam and bloodwork with good results. Unfortunately, like many older retrievers, he has developed arthritis and currently takes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medicine for pain management.

Roy is a sweet, low-energy dog that enjoys short easy walks. Besides walks, Roy’s favorite pastimes are naps and eating! He takes treats very gently, but his foster uses a slow feeder for meals to keep him from inhaling his food! Roy thinks squeaky toys and balls are for kids; he’d much prefer just hanging out quietly with his people!

Roy loves to meet new people and greets them nicely without jumping up or barking at them. He is also terrific with other animals. He lives with a seven-year-old cat and two tortoises, and he ignores all of them. However, Roy will follow them around when his foster guests bring their dogs to engage with them.

Roy understands “come,” “stay,” and “outside.” He uses the doggy door at his foster home and enjoys wandering around the backyard. Roy does well walking on the leash. He does tend to wander around to explore during walks but doesn’t pull hard on the leash.

Roy sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in his foster Mom’s bedroom. Then, he gets up to start their day with her in the morning.

Roy’s ideal home would be in a quiet house, perhaps with a retired person or couple looking for a low-energy pup for companionship. Roy is a senior and would do best in a single-story home where he wouldn’t have to navigate steps. He would be fine as an only dog or part of a multi-dog family.

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

ATTENTION! FOSTERS NEEDED! WCLRR is in dire need of foster families. If we cannot get more volunteers to foster for WCLRR, we will have no choice but to stop taking in dogs! Please contact Go to our Volunteer page to fill out an application.