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Atlas

Male Puppy Labrador Retriever Weimaraner (mixed)
Meet Atlas! He is a playful eight-month-old black Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner mix. Atlas has a beautiful glossy black coat and lovely... show more
Meet Atlas! He is a playful eight-month-old black Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner mix. Atlas has a beautiful glossy black coat and lovely expressive eyes. Atlas was surrendered when his owner had to move to care for a relative and couldn't take Atlas with him. Atlas is a medium-activity dog that loves toys! He enjoys playing with his favorite antler chew and a crinkle toy, tossing them in the air and then running after them. He is also learning to fetch a ball but has not yet mastered the return part of the play! Usually, he will just run around the yard with the ball in his mouth.  Atlas lives with four foster dog siblings. He is submissive to the other dogs and shares toys and treats with them. Atlas loves his foster brothers and sisters and copies everything they do: when they take a drink of water, he does too; when they chase the ball, he wants in on the action; when they go potty, so does Atlas! His fosters feed Atlas separately from the other dogs, but this is because he eats more slowly than the others, and his fosters want to make sure he gets all his food! Atlas loves to be with his people. He enjoys car rides and will jump into his foster's van, ready for an adventure! But, he is also happy at home watching television and napping by your chair. Atlas understands "no," "go to your bed," and "stay." His foster is working on "sit" and crate training. His foster family can manage him very well on walks, but he does need leash training as he sometimes crosses in front of his people. Atlas is house-trained and has not had any accidents in his foster home. However, Atlas is still young, and his foster takes him outside often for potty breaks and gives him lots of praise when he does his business. His new family should continue this practice. Atlas is just eight months old, and he still needs supervision. Atlas will occasionally steal things left on the floor or a counter. His new family should ensure that potentially dangerous items such as medications and sharp objects are out of his reach.  Atlas has been known to bark at strangers or other dogs he does not know, but he makes friends quickly. Atlas sleeps quietly through the night in his dog bed in his foster's bedroom. He usually waits for his fosters or the other dogs to wake up but will sometimes softly whine if he wants attention.  Atlas' ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family prepared to provide the attention and training that an eight-month-old pup requires. Atlas is quick to pick up on behaviors from his foster siblings. He would do well in a home with another dog to help him learn appropriate behaviors and be a playmate.  Atlas is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Atlas and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "ATLAS" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog. show less
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Bear

Male Senior Labrador Retriever (mixed)
Meet Bear! He is a friendly 10-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix. Bear came to WCLRR when a Good Samaritan rescued him from a hoardi... show more
Meet Bear! He is a friendly 10-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix. Bear came to WCLRR when a Good Samaritan rescued him from a hoarding situation. The rescuer got Bear to a vet, who coincidentally also supported WCLRR. The vet contacted WCLRR to see if we could help, and we did!  Bear was significantly overweight at 136 pounds, and he could barely walk. Bear had a complete senior blood panel which showed that he is hypothyroidism . Bear is on inexpensive daily thyroid and anti-inflammatory medications to manage this condition. Bear also takes joint supplements. He also had a large benign lump on his hip, which the vet removed.  Bear is a low-activity dog primarily because of his weight. However, thanks to regular walks two or three times a day and a good diet regimen, Bear has lost 30 pounds in the last six months with his foster! As Bear has lost weight, his mobility and agility have improved significantly.  Bear loves being outside, waiting to meet new people and dogs. He was cooped up for the last several years in his previous home, so he is anxious to make up for lost time with a lot of interaction with people and other dogs! When he is excited to meet another dog, he can almost run! Bear's foster describes him as a "joy." He is a friendly boy with a sweet disposition. Bear is very friendly to all he meets, including children. He gets very excited when he sees another dog. He will walk briskly and e to meet them.  Bear is a large dog. He can be a little scary to smaller dogs. When he cannot play with them, Bear whines and barks. However, he is good with larger dogs and interacts with them nicely. Bear lives with two dogs, and they all get along well. Bear enjoys laying on the front lawn watching the world go by, waiting to meet new people and dogs. Bear doesn't go far on walks, often plopping down to rest and watch the world go by. He likes soft toys but is not obsessed with them. His foster thinks Bear's frequent rests on walks have more to do with his desire to stay outside rather than his physical limitations from his weight and lack of exercise. Bear sleeps on the floor or a dog bed in his foster's bedroom or the living room. He moves around during the night to find the most comfortable spot. He waits for his foster to get up to feed him and the other dogs, then go outside. Although Bear has lost a lot of weight and continues to improve, he is still limited to shorter walks, and his back right leg gets stiff because he tends to lay on it. His foster massages the leg to increase circulation. Still, it would probably be good for him to have some physical therapy to improve the agility in that leg. If that is not possible, he will still be a happy dog with a few short daily walks. While Bear has lost a lot of weight, he needs to lose more. Bear's new family should be ready to commit to maintaining his diet and exercise regimen to help him stay as healthy and active as possible.   Bear's ideal home would be a stable and supportive environment with an individual, couple, family, and another dog. The home should have a secure yard, and a fenced front yard would be a plus so that he can sit outside during the day and watch people. Bear is a sweet soul and excellent companion that has had a tough life. He deserves all the love and attention he can get. Bear is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and is microchipped.  If you are interested in Bear and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "BEAR" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given to you during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Sherman Oaks, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Dale

Male Senior Labrador Retriever
Meet Dale! He is a 10-12-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever with a sweet disposition and beautifully expressive eyes. Dale was surren... show more
Meet Dale! He is a 10-12-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever with a sweet disposition and beautifully expressive eyes. Dale was surrendered to WCLRR when his owner moved and couldn't bring Dale with him. Dale has had a complete physical exam and senior bloodwork, and all came back as good. Dale does have a couple of common lipomas for labs, but our vet believed that they should be left alone due to his age. Dale believes that age is just a number. He may be a senior, but he has the energy level of a younger dog! He loves to run and is pretty fast for his age! His foster describes him as the happiest, rambunctious, most love-bugging pup you'll ever meet!  Dale knows to sit and stay. He is pretty good on the leash, but he hasn't been walked very much. He is house trained and hasn't had any accidents at his foster home. Dale sleeps on the floor next to his foster.  Dale is cautious and a bit fearful when meeting new people and needs time to "warm up" to them. Offering a few treats will help break the ice, but his new family should have patience with him and understand that Dale will take a few days to feel comfortable with them. When Dale came to WCLRR, he was wary of his foster and new home. But within a day, Dale began following his foster around. Soon Dale would come to his foster to get pets and kisses. Dale is now a very loving pup who "explodes with joy" when he sees his foster, even after a few minutes of separation! Dale's ideal home would be a calm environment, perhaps with an individual, couple, or family with older kids, where he can relax and enjoy being with his people. Dale may be a bit standoffish at first, but he's a Velcro boy at heart, and once he's comfortable, he wants to be around his people.  Dale is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and is microchipped.  If you are interested in Dale and have already been approved to adopt, please send an email to ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "DALE" in the subject line explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given to you during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Temecula, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Dex

Male Puppy Labrador Retriever
Meet Dex! He is a six-month-old male black Labrador Retriever mix with a soft black coat and big paws that he's still growing into! Dex... show more
Meet Dex! He is a six-month-old male black Labrador Retriever mix with a soft black coat and big paws that he's still growing into! Dex was surrendered to WCLRR when his owner had an accident and surgery that left him unable to care for Dex during the recovery period. Dex is a medium-activity dog that loves going on walks, hanging out at the park, and car rides! He enjoys playing fetch and playing with his toys. Dex loves to run around the yard and will start hopping around if he is super excited! He is still a puppy and learning about the world around him and will do things like bark at his reflection in the mirror. He requires attention and playtime but isn't a high-energy dog. He will calm down and cuddle with his person on the sofa when it is time to chill out. Dex is shy when first meeting people but is very friendly and warms up to them after a few minutes. He tends to become comfortable around women more readily than men. However, he has not been around children.  Dex has a calm older female foster sibling, and the two get along very well. He is fine with other dogs but can get overwhelmed when introduced to new dogs. A slow introduction to other dogs will help Dex feel comfortable and engage in play. Dex also lives with three cats and is very friendly with them.  Dex knows how to sit when asked and will stay until he gets the signal to be released. When playing with a ball, Dex understands the command to back up. Dex also knows to sit down to have his leash clipped on. He does tend to pull on walks and will need some training in leash manners. His foster is teaching him to come when called. Dex is food motivated and loves treats, which can help during training. Dex's foster has been working with him on house training, and he's doing great! He's had a few accidents in his foster home but is learning that he is supposed to potty outside. He has learned the command "go potty" and responds to it. Dex's foster takes him out frequently during the day for potty breaks and is teaching Dex to wait by the door to go potty.   Dex is crate trained and does not have accidents in the crate, but he does not enjoy being there. Sometimes he will bark if he's in the crate and can't see his people, and he will not usually walk into the crate on his own. Dex sleeps quietly through the night in a crate in his foster's bedroom. However, he generally wakes early and will start moving around to let his people know he needs to go outside. Dex has been known to counter surf. His new family should keep counters clear of food and potentially dangerous items such as medicines. Dex occasionally jumps on people when excited, so a home with older children or teens would be best for him. Dex likes to hide his favorite items to keep them safe. These treasures include toys, bones, socks, shoes, and household items such as towels.     Dex's ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family that will give him the training and guidance he needs. Dex is sensitive and still learning, and he needs reassurance and guidance to build his confidence. In addition, a home with other dogs would give him companionship and playtime. Dex is up to date on his vaccinations and microchipped. However, is not neutered and will need to go out on a "Spay/Neuter" contract. A WCLRR representative will explain the process to the family. If you are interested in Dex and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "DEX" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Riverside, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Iris

Female Adult Labrador Retriever
Meet Iris! She is a beautiful two-and-a-half-year-old female Labrador retriever. She has a shiny black coat with a silver sheen that mak... show more
Meet Iris! She is a beautiful two-and-a-half-year-old female Labrador retriever. She has a shiny black coat with a silver sheen that makes it look like velvet! Iris surrendered to WCLRR when her family found that they couldn't give her the attention she deserved. Iris is a medium-energy dog. Although she's still a very young Lab, Iris is mellow and sweet. Iris enjoys swimming, chasing the ball, and hanging out in the yard with her family while they garden. She enjoys short walks but is happy to snuggle at her people's feet. Iris had a litter of puppies when she was still a puppy herself, so she missed out on learning how to play with toys and other dogs. She shows interest in toys, but she's not yet sure what to do with them. Iris has learned to enjoy the ball, but she's not obsessed with it. Iris is curious and enjoys learning new things but being with her family is what she wants most. Iris loves people of all ages! She is calm around older adults and gentle with children. She would be fine in a home with children at least eight years old. However, Iris loves her family and can become a little possessive of her people.  Iris gets along very well with her three foster Lab siblings. However, she takes a long time to become comfortable around other dogs. Even once she is used to them, she can be a little cranky with them. Iris is fed in the same room as the other dogs with no problems. Iris has not been around cats or other pets. Iris knows "sit," "come," and "off." She pulls a bit when walking on a leash, but she should improve if she's walked more frequently. Iris wants to please her people, and she is smart. Her new family should be willing to spend the time to teach her commands and leash manners.  Iris is house-trained and uses the doggy door in her foster home. She will let her people know if the doggy door is unavailable. She is not crate trained but has been left unattended inside her foster home for up to five hours without any problems. Iris sleeps quietly through the night on the carpeted floor next to her foster's bed. She will let herself out through the doggie door without waking her people if she needs to go out. Iris will then quietly wait for her people to get up and get her breakfast. She doesn't bark or disturb her people if they are still sleeping.  Iris's ideal home would be as an only dog with an individual, couple, or family that has plenty of time to give Iris the love and attention she deserves. Iris doesn't need a lot of activity; she wants to be with her people. She would be a great companion for a single or a couple but would also be happy in a family with older children who love her and spend time with her. She enjoys swimming, so a home with a pool would be a plus. Iris is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.   If you are interested in Iris and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "IRIS" in the subject line, explaining why she is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in San Marcos, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Kylie

Female Senior Labrador Retriever
Meet Kylie! She is a seven-year-old black Labrador Retriever with a glossy coat dotted with spots of white. Kylie was surrendered to WCL... show more
Meet Kylie! She is a seven-year-old black Labrador Retriever with a glossy coat dotted with spots of white. Kylie was surrendered to WCLRR because her family was going through a divorce. Kylie came to WCLRR with an old injury to her rear leg that was left untreated. She is now on medication to reduce inflammation and has regained her playfulness.   Kylie is a low-to-medium-activity dog. She loves playing with the other dogs and seems to enjoy the company of dogs her size. She also loves her rest time and can be found close to her humans on a dog bed or the floor. Her favorite time to play is after dinner when it's cooler outside. She lives with a younger lab, and the two like to chase each other with a toy, playing keep away.  Kylie loves people of all ages and greets everyone who visits the home. Kylie is on the large side for a Labrador, but she is gentle around younger children. Kylie lives with another lab, three smaller dogs, and a cat and has done very well with them. She can be vocal with the other dogs when she wants her space. One of the small dogs is deaf and doesn't hear her cues, but she has been patient with him.  Kylie has fun no matter what she's doing! Kylie hops up and down on her front legs with the biggest smile when she knows it's time to eat or she's getting a treat! Her foster believes that Kylie thinks that all Amazon boxes contain toys. When she sees the box, she patiently waits for it to be opened to see if a new toy is inside! Kylie is also a bit of a talker and will make little sounds to express her opinion to her foster!  Kylie's favorite activities are playing with the other lab in the home, eating treats (she is VERY food motivated), and sleeping at her foster's feet during the workday. Her favorite toys are whatever another dog is playing with at the time. She likes to play tug of war with the other dog. She will also track down a toy and carry it around like a prize. She also likes to chew on Nylabones. Kylie is house-trained and hasn't had any accidents in her foster home. Her foster home has a dog door she uses when she needs to go outside. Kylie is also crate trained, although she barks a bit when she first goes in. She does best if the crate is in a room with other dogs, so she has company. Her foster gives her a frozen Kong with peanut butter, and she settles down.  Kylie takes correction well, especially when treats are involved! However, she does tend to pull a bit on the leash and would benefit from some training to learn leash manners. Kylie sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in her foster's bedroom. She is not usually the first one up and will wait until the other dogs wake her foster up.  Kylie has also been known to counter surf and will pull items off the counter. Her new family needs to ensure that medicines, food, and other items are out of reach. Kylie's ideal home would be an individual, couple, or family with older children (eight or older). She likes to lay on the patio in the sun, and she enjoys having an outdoor space. She does well with dogs of all sizes but would enjoy living with a dog her size for a playmate. Kylie is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and is microchipped. If you are interested in Kylie and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "KYLIE" in the subject line, explaining why she is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE. If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Ventura, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Luke

Male Adult Labrador Retriever
Meet Luke! He is a two-year-old black Labrador Retriever with a shiny coat and beautiful eyes. Luke was surrendered to WCLRR when his ow... show more
Meet Luke! He is a two-year-old black Labrador Retriever with a shiny coat and beautiful eyes. Luke was surrendered to WCLRR when his owners passed away, and the family couldn't care for him. Luke is a high-activity dog. He is a bundle of energy who wants to be involved in whatever is going on and needs a lot of playtime. He has a one-year-old foster lab sister who is his play buddy, and his favorite activity is playing and wrestling with her. They will play tug of war or chase after each other around the yard with a toy. When he's relaxing, he likes to chew on Nylabones. However, Luke knows when to be calm too. There is a small deaf dog who does not hear growl cues, but Luke is very patient with him and will even let the deaf dog take his toy or bone. In addition to the three tiny dogs, Luke lives with a cat and does very well with him. They mostly ignore one another, but the cat does not appear concerned when Luke wants to get a sniff. Luke loves attention from his people but is shy when meeting new people. He will go to his crate when people come into the home. His foster leaves the crate door open, and when Luke feels comfortable, he will come out to say hello. He is okay with adults and has met older kids with no problems.  Luke is house-trained and has mastered the dog door. He is crate trained, and that seems to be his safe space. Luke sleeps in his crate at night until his foster gets him out in the morning. He loves to do stretching exercises while getting out of the crate like he has all the time in the world to wake up! Luke is used to being in his crate while his foster is at work, although the foster does come home several times a day to let him out. Luke could use some training on leash manners. He is powerful and tends to pull on the leash. His new family will want to work with him to make walks more enjoyable for everyone.   Luke has had occasional accidents in the house, and his foster family takes him out in the backyard every hour or two. Unfortunately, he also will chew on things when he gets bored. His new family will need to work with him on this, giving him appropriate chew toys, keeping an eye on him, and limiting his access to the house until he learns not to chew.  Luke's ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family where someone is around most of the time to spend time with him to play and work on training. In addition, Luke would do well in a home with one or more dogs of similar size as playmates to help him use up that puppy energy!  Luke is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Luke and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "LUKE" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Ventura, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Mickey

Male Senior Labrador Retriever
Meet Mickey! He is a playful nine-year-old male chocolate Labrador Retriever with beautiful, expressive eyes and a sweet face. Mickey is... show more
Meet Mickey! He is a playful nine-year-old male chocolate Labrador Retriever with beautiful, expressive eyes and a sweet face. Mickey is an English lab with a blocky head and stocky body that is typical of this Labrador Retriever. Mickey's family surrendered him to WCLRR when they became ill and could no longer care for him.  Mickey was overweight when he came to WCLRR, and our vets found he has hypothyroidism . Mickey is on inexpensive medicine to treat this condition and is steadily dropping weight and becoming more active. He had a complete exam and bloodwork, and all other test results were acceptable.  Mickey is a low-to-medium-energy dog. However, he is surprisingly fast despite his weight and can run if he wants to meet another dog! He enjoys walks but gets tired quickly due to his weight, although he will press ahead because he loves to walk. Mickey's new family should take him on regular walks to help him lose weight and increase his energy.  Mickey is a happy boy that enjoys meeting new people and is very friendly. He loves to snuggle with his foster! Mickey hasn't been around children at his foster home, but since he gets along well with people, he would be fine in a house with older children.  Mickey loves to meet new dogs but can be a bit overwhelming to other dogs due to his size. Although Mickey previously lived as an only dog, he has been great with his foster's three dogs. He does not compete for food and is happy lying on the floor alone or hanging out near another dog.   Mickey likes to play with toys. He will take them out of the toy basket, share them, and then rip them apart! Mickey likes stuffed toys or playing with ropes or other dog toys. He also enjoys walks and strolling around the backyard.  Mickey is house-trained and has not had any accidents in his foster home. He knows several commands, including "sit," "stay," and "come." He is a good listener and generally obedient. He does pull a bit on the leash, and if he sees another dog or squirrel, he'll try to run after it. His new family can work with him on leash manners and new commands. Mickey sleeps on a couch in his foster's living room or on the floor. He gets up with the rest of the dogs early in the morning but would probably be content to sleep in until there is some activity from his family. Mickey's ideal home would be with an active individual, couple, or family where someone is usually home and can spend time with him. Frequent exercise and a good quality diet will help him shed the extra weight, improving his mobility, health, and quality of life. He would be fine as an only dog but would be pretty happy in a home with other dogs for companionship and exercise. Mickey is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Mickey and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "MICKEY" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for you and your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Sherman Oaks, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Ozzy

Male Puppy Golden Retriever
Meet Ozzy! He is an energetic 8-month-old Golden Retriever puppy. Ozzy came to us when he was fifteen weeks old because his family felt... show more
Meet Ozzy! He is an energetic 8-month-old Golden Retriever puppy. Ozzy came to us when he was fifteen weeks old because his family felt he had too much energy for them, and he showed signs of ‘puppy aggression.’ He was too much for their adult dog, who would allow Ozzy to take the dominant role in the pack. While other rescues passed on this kid, WCLRR took him in and started the long process of correcting his bad behavior and teaching him to be a loving, fun dog. Ozzy loves to run around in the yard chasing a ball or running through the sprinklers. His foster family believes he’d love to have a swimming pool. He will tear the branches of smaller shrubs and chew on them. Therefore, the adopter's yards MUST be cleared of plants that are harmful to dogs. Ozzy also enjoys lying around and chewing on a Nylabone. Ozzy’s training started as soon as he arrived at his foster family's home and learned his place in their pack of seven other dogs. While he struggled initially, the pack sorted him out and corrected him whenever he did not mind his manners. Ozzy also had a bad habit of biting or lunging at a person or dog if they tried to take away anything he considered food. Toys were ok, but his food was off limits to them, as were things like twigs or rocks. This behavior has been mostly corrected via training with a dog behaviorist. Ozzy learned where his place is in the pack, and bad behavior is not tolerated. This was a huge relief to Ozzy, and the change that came over him was nothing short of a miracle. Ozzy loves to play chase with a younger dog, and they love to play the game of “bitey-face” when they are in the house. He has made friends with all the dogs in his fosters pack, including two blind Labradors. He is very sweet to them as he is with a thirteen-year-old Labrador. Ozzy is a kid that loves to be loved and will follow you around to every room, wanting to be with you and play. He has a bad habit of taking clothing or shoes. He doesn’t chew or destroy them but merely takes them as if they are a part of you. While very cute, this habit gets old quickly and could be harmful if he ever decided to chew and swallow the various items. Ozzy needs to continue his training with our behaviorist so his new family understands how to work with him and be successful in making him the best dog he can be. Due to his nature of resource guarding, he will not be adopted to a family with young children or grandchildren. He would do well in a home with a swimming pool, another dog who is playful but submissive, and a large yard he can run and play in. While Ozzy is fine being left alone for a few hours, his new family should have someone home most days. Ozzy is up to date on his shots and is neutered. He is also microchipped. There is a training deposit required with the adoption of Ozzy. However, his new family’s consultation with our behaviorist will be paid for by the rescue. If you are interested in Ozzy and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "OZZY" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE. If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Simi Valley, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog. show less
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Ranger

Male Young Labrador Retriever (mixed)
Meet Ranger! He is a beautiful one-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix with big floppy ears and a gorgeous glossy black coat. Ranger w... show more
Meet Ranger! He is a beautiful one-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix with big floppy ears and a gorgeous glossy black coat. Ranger was surrendered to WCLRR when his owner had an accident and surgery that left him unable to care for Ranger during the recovery period. Ranger is a medium-to-high-activity dog. He has a lot of energy and loves to play with and chase other dogs. However, Ranger also settles nicely in the house and will nap throughout the day. His foster mom has taken him on three-mile runs in the morning, after which he will sleep for much of the day. But he's always ready for another walk or play in the afternoon or evening! Ranger loves his toys, and his favorite is a small stuffed dinosaur. He will run with toys in his mouth, toss them up in the air, and run again with them! Ranger occasionally gets the zoomies and will RACE around the yard, which is entertaining to watch with his goofy, gangly puppy body! He will also find a sock, hat, or other small pieces of clothing left on the floor or bed and be very proud of himself for presenting this (often soggy) gift to you! Ranger has not become comfortable enough in his foster home to cuddle. He has yet to get very close to people. However, he seems to be more accepting of the pets in the house, and it may take a little time for him to warm up to his family entirely.   Ranger enjoys being with other dogs and plays appropriately with them. Ranger has also been exposed to birds, rabbits, squirrels, and lizards and has not reacted at all to them. He is comfortable with his foster's 18-year-old dog-savvy cat. The cat comes out regularly to see Ranger, gentle with her. They sleep peacefully together in the same room. In addition to playing with other dogs, Ranger will play a bit on his own with a ball or stuffed toy. He will chew a Nylabone or marrow bone for a short time, and he likes bully sticks. His foster is teaching him to fetch. Ranger can be a bit fearful. He is worried by sudden noise or movement by a person he doesn't know well. However, while he has been in foster, he has become more tolerant of unexpected noises. Ranger is shy with new people and may bark a little when new people come into the house. However, he is better with people when there are other dogs around. He has been around toddlers and is gentle with them. Ranger is house-trained and hasn't had any accidents at his foster home. He knows "no" and "out" and has reasonably good recall ("Ranger, here"). His foster is teaching him "sit "and "stay."  Ranger was also afraid of the leash at first. His foster mom has done a great job of working with him to help him feel comfortable with the leash. Now he knows that a leash means a fun outing! He gives people walking on the street a wide path but doesn't bark at them. He pulls a little on walks but does very well on runs with his foster mom, glancing up at her occasionally for confirmation he's going in the right direction.  Ranger has puppy curiosity and will counter surf for toys, food, or other items belonging to his people. He is easily corrected with a gentle "no." He is not destructive but has found and chewed an old slipper. His new family should make sure he can't get into anything that could be dangerous to him if he's left alone.  Ranger sleeps on a dog bed in a small hallway adjacent to his foster's bedroom. He sleeps quietly through the night but wakes up around 6 a.m., although he usually goes back to bed if told to. Ranger has a lot of morning energy and is eager to start his day. He doesn't eat right away, and sometimes his foster takes him on a walk or run first. Ranger seemed to be fearful of the crate when he came to WCLRR. His foster is working with him to overcome this fear by putting his meals and toys in it. He has been left alone for up to four hours with toys and a bone or toy to chew on. Ranger does very well as long as he has had some exercise in the morning. His new family will need to find a secure place for him to stay if they need to leave him alone. He usually sleeps quite a bit during the day.  Ranger's ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family that lives in a quiet environment and can give him plenty of exercise. Ranger would do well with people taking him on long walks, runs, or hikes daily. He has a lot of energy, so kids over the age of eight would be best for him. He would enjoy having another dog around to play with and run off some of that puppy energy! If he doesn't live with another dog, he should have play dates to allow him to socialize with other dogs. He doesn't seem to need to be near people constantly and does fine with alone time. He would be fine in a home with a cat or other small pets. Ranger is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Ranger and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "RANGER" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE. If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Glendora, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Scooby

Female Senior Labrador Retriever
Meet Scooby! She is a gentle, medium-sized female yellow Labrador Retriever, approximately ten years old. Scooby has a lovely golden coa... show more
Meet Scooby! She is a gentle, medium-sized female yellow Labrador Retriever, approximately ten years old. Scooby has a lovely golden coat and beautiful eyes. Scooby surrendered to WCLRR when her family moved and couldn't take her with them. She has had a complete senior exam and blood work with good results. Scooby is a medium-activity dog. She is happy to hang out inside with her people but also enjoys going for walks, car rides, and to the park. She loves playing fetch with tennis balls! Scooby is an intelligent girl and understands cues like "it's time to eat" or "let's go for a ride!" Scooby gets along well with other dogs that she meets and enjoys their company. Scooby understands "sit," "stay," and "come." She walks well on the leash. She sometimes pulls a bit but is easily corrected. She is house-trained and hasn't had any accidents in her foster home. Scooby sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in her foster's bedroom. Then, she will wait patiently for her people to wake up in the morning to start their day. Scooby's ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family that will give Scooby the love and attention she deserves for her senior years. Scooby's foster describes her as very gentle and trustworthy. She would do well as an only dog or in a home with children and other dogs.  Scooby is up to date on her vaccinations, spayed, and is microchipped.  If you are interested in Scooby and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "SCOOBY" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given to you during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in La Crescenta, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Scooter

Male Puppy Labrador Retriever
Meet Scooter! Scooter is a beautiful male nine-month-old chocolate Labrador Retriever that loves to have a good time! Scooter was surren... show more
Meet Scooter! Scooter is a beautiful male nine-month-old chocolate Labrador Retriever that loves to have a good time! Scooter was surrendered to WCLRR because his senior owners felt they could not give him the level of activity he needed. Scooter loves people and other dogs. He lives with four labs, and they all get along very well. His foster has taken him to many public places, including shops, restaurants, and parks, and Scooter was a star! He loves to greet people and is friendly to dogs that he meets. Scooter is a high-activity dog that needs playtime and training. He enjoys a good game of fetch and playing with stuffed toys. Scooter's energy level would make him great hiking or running companion! Scooter is young, though, and is still mastering his house manners. His new family will need to reinforce to him that playtime is for outside, and he needs to be calm in the home. Scooter's foster does report that once he's had some playtime, he will settle down nicely. Scooter is also a big snuggler who likes curling up with his people! Scooter is house-trained and hasn't had any accidents in his foster home. His adopters should take him outside frequently until he is used to his new home. Scooter is an intelligent boy and understands "sit," "stay," "shake," and "down." His foster is working with him on "come." Scooter sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in his foster's bedroom. Then, he gets up early and asks to go outside for a potty break.  Scooter's ideal home would be with an active individual or couple or a family with older children. However, he is young and has lots of energy. Scooter will do best in a home with people who will take the time to give him the exercise and training he needs. Also, a home with other dogs that like to play would provide him with companionship and playmates to use up some of that energy! Scooter is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Scooter and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "SCOOTER" in the subject line, explaining why he is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE.  If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Ojai, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less
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Summer

Female Senior Labrador Retriever
Meet Summer! She is a sweet, loving female chocolate Labrador Retriever, approximately ten years old. Summer came to WCLRR when her owne... show more
Meet Summer! She is a sweet, loving female chocolate Labrador Retriever, approximately ten years old. Summer came to WCLRR when her owner could not care for her and wanted her to have a better life. When Summer came to WCLRR, she had infections in her mouth and had to have several teeth removed. She also had a large lipoma (benign fatty tissue) removed. She has had a complete examination and blood work, and all results were normal. Summer is a very happy, medium-energy dog. She adores her morning walks and walks briskly. Her foster says that she is a dream on the leash. She doesn't pull or try to run. Her foster has let her off leash for the last block at the end of their walk, and Summer doesn't wander off. Instead, she stays right with her foster Mom. Summer loves hanging out with her people but isn't a big fan of fetch or other games. She likes toys and will chew on a nylabone sometimes.  Summer's foster describes her as a big love. She is just the sweetest girl! Summer loves people and getting attention. She gets so excited when she meets friends on her walks and has many friends at the vet's office! Everyone Summer meets loves her! Her foster's 12-year-old neighbor has taken Summer for walks with no problem, and Summer has also met the five-year-old boy that lives nearby. She doesn't jump. She wants people to pet her! Summer gets along well with other pets too. She gets along well with her foster's three dogs and shares her space with the cat. Summer and the cat even drink out of the same water bowl – simultaneously! She ignores the tortoises. Summer is house-trained and uses the doggy door at her foster home. She has not had any accidents. She sleeps through the night on a doggy bed in her foster's bedroom, although she is a bit of a snorer! Summer's ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family looking for a sweet companion who wants to hang out with them. She loves walks but wants to be with her people in the home. She is very calm and would be fine in a house with children and other dogs or cats. Summer is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Summer and have already been approved to adopt, please email ADOPT@WCLRR.ORG and put "SUMMER" in the subject line, explaining why she is an excellent fit for your family. If you have NOT filled out an adoption application yet with WCLRR, please click HERE. If you have been approved to adopt with WCLRR, follow the instructions given during your home interview (and in this bio) explaining how to request being considered to adopt this dog. This dog is being fostered in Tustin, CA. You are responsible for driving to that location to adopt this dog.  show less