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Adopt Cooper

Male Senior Labrador Retriever

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Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

About Cooper

Cooper is a big, beautiful male Chocolate Lab, approximately 9 years old, and weighs about 130 pounds. He was turned into Desert Lab Rescue earlier this year by his owner who could no longer care for him. Cooper has a special, low drama disposition that makes him a wonderful canine companion! He is trustworthy in the house, accident free, has no separation anxiety, and doesn’t get into the trash or counter surf. Cooper is unique and that is because he copes admirably with a disability, and that is blindness. We aren’t sure how or when exactly, he lost his sight, but his ability to adapt and thrive in the face of this disadvantage is truly to his credit. Cooper loves his walks, is never far away when it’s meal time, and is always grateful for a treat if you have one for him! Though blind, he is able to quickly and mentally map out the layout of a home and gets accustomed to new surroundings with ease. Outside on walks he relies on his human companion to guide him successfully and keep him from walking into something or abruptly stepping off the curb. I admire how on those occasions when he accidentally bumps into something, he takes it completely in stride, shaking it off and continuing to take in the fresh air and abundant outdoor scents like nothing happened. Cooper is very friendly to humans, but less so to other dogs, and unfortunately seems very aggressive toward cats. We speculate that is because he cannot see what he is actually facing when confronting other dogs, hence becoming a bit apprehensive and nervous, and may show some aggression as a result. Because of this we believe Cooper would be best suited to a stable home environment where he is the only pet. An adopter who respects his limitations, wants to help provide him a good quality of life, and will offer love and affection to him, will be richly rewarded by his love and companionship. You will find this handsome and regal gentleman to be manageable, quite pleasantly oriented in personality, absolutely loyal, and positively uncorrupted by his disability. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks!

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Name
Cooper
Age
Senior
Gender
Male
Size
Small
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
NO
Ok with cats
NO
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Cal

Labrador Retriever

Cal is a super cuddly and affectionate yellow Lab about 3 1/2 years old. He was turned in to DLRR by a family who was moving and sadly c... show more

Cal is a super cuddly and affectionate yellow Lab about 3 1/2 years old. He was turned in to DLRR by a family who was moving and sadly couldn't take him along. This super handsome boy has a rangy, athletic build and the cutest row of curly waves down his back. He should weigh about 80 pounds when he fills out a bit more, but in the house he seems even bigger (!) because he's very powerful, sort of clumsy, and often underfoot asking for attention. He would undoubtedly knock small children off their feet, so any children in his new home will need to be older (maybe tween+). Cal is housebroken and has had some training but needs some help spiffing up his manners-- he's been known to take food off of counters, have a nibble or two on a stray shoe (although he mostly chews on legal targets), and pull pretty hard on the leash. He needs a family that will commit to consistent training while providing a home full of love and security. He tries very hard to please and responds really well to positive reinforcement. Cal would be thrilled to join you on the sofa or in bed if you let him, but he's very good about staying off the furniture in his foster home. Cal has seemed to get along easily with dogs he's had brief encounters with but it took a couple of rough days for Cal and his foster brother (2-year old dominant male Lab mix) to learn to get along. Now they often play together. Cal loves affection from people so much though that we think he'd probably be fine as an only dog as long as he got plenty of attention. This lovely boy has no known health issues and will need regular walks to meet his moderate exercise needs. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks! show less

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Charlie

Labrador Retriever

Charlie is a very handsome, distinguished looking senior, approximately 11 years old, who loves to be with his people, lay outside check... show more

Charlie is a very handsome, distinguished looking senior, approximately 11 years old, who loves to be with his people, lay outside checking to see what is happening in the neighborhood and going for walks. Eating is a given! He also rides well in the car. He is shy around new people, especially men, and is afraid of sharp, loud noises. He is good around other dogs but would probably not do well around cats because he is very interested in chasing bunnies and birds. He is very good on the leash but will pull a little to smell some interesting p-mail left by other dogs. He has some difficulty getting up and is on Tramadol and Carprofen to help. He will more than likely have to take these for the remainder of his life. Charlie will do best in a home with a retiree or someone who works from home. He is totally trustworthy in the house when left alone but doesn’t like it and will give you a nice lecture when you return. He thrives on a schedule and runs a tight ship. He is very intelligent and watches everything you do. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks! show less

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Cooper

Labrador Retriever

Cooper is a big, beautiful male Chocolate Lab, approximately 9 years old, and weighs about 130 pounds. He was turned into Desert Lab Res... show more

Cooper is a big, beautiful male Chocolate Lab, approximately 9 years old, and weighs about 130 pounds. He was turned into Desert Lab Rescue earlier this year by his owner who could no longer care for him. Cooper has a special, low drama disposition that makes him a wonderful canine companion! He is trustworthy in the house, accident free, has no separation anxiety, and doesn’t get into the trash or counter surf. Cooper is unique and that is because he copes admirably with a disability, and that is blindness. We aren’t sure how or when exactly, he lost his sight, but his ability to adapt and thrive in the face of this disadvantage is truly to his credit. Cooper loves his walks, is never far away when it’s meal time, and is always grateful for a treat if you have one for him! Though blind, he is able to quickly and mentally map out the layout of a home and gets accustomed to new surroundings with ease. Outside on walks he relies on his human companion to guide him successfully and keep him from walking into something or abruptly stepping off the curb. I admire how on those occasions when he accidentally bumps into something, he takes it completely in stride, shaking it off and continuing to take in the fresh air and abundant outdoor scents like nothing happened. Cooper is very friendly to humans, but less so to other dogs, and unfortunately seems very aggressive toward cats. We speculate that is because he cannot see what he is actually facing when confronting other dogs, hence becoming a bit apprehensive and nervous, and may show some aggression as a result. Because of this we believe Cooper would be best suited to a stable home environment where he is the only pet. An adopter who respects his limitations, wants to help provide him a good quality of life, and will offer love and affection to him, will be richly rewarded by his love and companionship. You will find this handsome and regal gentleman to be manageable, quite pleasantly oriented in personality, absolutely loyal, and positively uncorrupted by his disability. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks! show less

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Pippi

Labrador Retriever

Pippi is a 2 year old petite 42 pound red fox lab mix with the cutest personality. She had a rough start to her life when DLRR Rescued h... show more

Pippi is a 2 year old petite 42 pound red fox lab mix with the cutest personality. She had a rough start to her life when DLRR Rescued her from the pound. She had tick fever, mange, which left her almost completely bald, and a bad eye. After a lot of love and vet care she has blossomed into a gem. Pippi loves going for walks and because of her size is so easy to walk on a leash. She is crate trained while her foster mom goes to work. She is housebroken and trained with the doggie door so she lets herself out as she pleases. Pippi likes to nap and sleeps like a snug bug in a rug on a doggie bed by my bed. She enjoys playing with other dogs. No exposure to cats. She has shown no interest in getting in the pool, she would rather just watch from the sidelines or sunbathe. She looks forward to meal times and hops like a pogo stick. She isn’t very vocal but will chime in if the other dogs alert her to something. She enjoys human attention and affection. Pippi does have a few ongoing medical conditions we are working through. She is currently being treated for tick fever. She is asymptomatic at this point and just takes an antibiotic twice a day. Her mange has been treated and her hair is almost completely grown back in. She has been getting medicated baths a couple days a week. Pippi also has a damaged eye which has left her blind in that eye but that won’t stop her from getting where she needs to go. Her other eye is perfectly healthy. She has been an absolute joy to foster and will make someone a lovely companion. She steals hearts wherever she goes. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks! show less

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Zeus

Labrador Retriever

Zeus is a very handsome, 4 year old white Labrador with the softest coat. Although his previous owners named him Zeus, his fosters quick... show more

Zeus is a very handsome, 4 year old white Labrador with the softest coat. Although his previous owners named him Zeus, his fosters quickly changed his name to Tank because of what a big boy he is, coming in at 91 pounds, and he seems to love that name just as much! Tank has been living with his fosters for over three months now due to an autoimmune disease that was causing his muscles to degenerate, a small fever, and red eyelids. With a lot of love from the vets at Briarcrest in Tucson, Tank is now expected to have a normal life taking a pill every couple days and within 6 months he might be completed off the prednisone with a vet’s advice. Tank was turned into DLRR because he was just a lot of dog for his previous owners to handle. He has quite the personality and the highlight of his day is when the humans come home from school and work. He jumps so high you are worried he is going to break a hip and that smile he has makes you glad you are home. If Tank could pick one thing to do the rest of his life, it would be to eat; he loves food and all things associated with it. Tank’s new family will have to continue to work with him on his counter surfing and breaking into the unopened dog food bags left unattended. Tank’s favorite activity is sleeping. Although he’s 4, his is a very mellow dog and spends most of his day curled up under his foster mom’s feet as she works from home. On the weekends, he likes to lay in the garage and watch his foster dad work. At night, he is so sneaky he will get into his foster’s bed and they do not notice until the morning when they are sleeping with their feet off the bed. He seems to enjoy having someone at home with him all day as he suffers from severe separation anxiety when left alone. His other favorite thing to do is play with his two foster brothers. Although he doesn’t chase after a ball, he likes to chase after his brothers in the backyard. Because of how he is part of the pack at his foster’s house, he probably would do best with another, larger dog to play with and his previous owners said the same thing. Tank’s fosters are unsure how he will do with a cat, but has been ok around the few small children he has met and loves his 13 year old foster sister. New men sometimes make him nervous, but he eventually warms up to everyone. Tank is potty trained and also knows how to use a doggy door if one is available to him. At his foster home, he is left free to roam the house and is not destructive unless it contains food. With a lot of patience and love, Tank will make an amazing addition to your family. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks! show less