Adoptable Johnny is the Young Rescue Lab You’ve Been Waiting For

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Greetings, future furever family! I’m a two-year-old neutered black Lab that came to Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue in central Arizona from another small rescue. I respond to my fabulous name, Johnny, and will gladly come to you when called. In fact, I’m hoping you do — over and over again. Maybe we can play fetch some time, where I could chase tennis balls, and you would throw them. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

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Photo: Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

I’m crate trained and know the commands sit and down so far. If you work with me, I’m sure I could master more in no time at all. We Labs are known for our smarts, ya know. I also love to cuddle with my humans and seek affection by giving my foster a little nudge. They say I’m very sweet and gentle when taking treats and eating. That’s because I have good manners and know better than to be pushy.

I walk pretty well on a leash, too, but I still think of myself as a work in progress because I need ongoing reinforcement/correction when I meet new people and dogs on my walks. I can get over stimulated and bark, so I need a strong leader to help me through that. It’s called being reactive, but I can overcome it. Many other dogs have. Just ask dog behaviorist Cesar Millan!

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Photo: Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

In the meantime, I love, love, love toys, playing fetch, and chasing balls! Did I already mention that? Because of this, I would very much like a home that will be eager to engage in playtime with me regularly. In fact, I dream of it nightly! Maybe it’s because I’m still so young.

I get along with my foster’s two resident Labs and will share “foster mom” time with them. The thing is, I want so badly to have a mom or dad of my very own, even if I have to share them, too. Doesn’t anyone out there want me? I’m holding out hope, but it’s hard.

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Photo: Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

If it sounds like we could possibly be a match, contact DLRR and let’s meet soon to find out! I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

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