Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Labrador Retriever / Golden Retriever (long coat)
Weight: 81 lb
Height: 27 in
Estimated Birthdate: 12/5/2017
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Originally was a stray and picked up by animal control but owners were located for. Sadly they said they had no time for him
Special Needs: none noted
What kind of home would be best for me: Mitch needs a strong handler simply because he is very large and needs training. He is a good boy and he is eager to please. He likes treats and that will make him easy to train. He needs a fenced in yard and please no cat friends in his home. Mitch thinks cats are for chasing! I would not put him with small dogs either. His large size could easily intimidate a small dog.
What is my personality like: Mitch is reportedly a double doodle. His mom was a golden doodle and his dad was a labradoodle. He apparently got more golden and more lab because he does shed. If you have allergies to dog fur this may not be the guy you need. But if you want a fun dog with a great personality, wavy black hair and a real comedian that will require regular brushing but not regular professional grooming, he's your guy.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Mitch does not realize how big he is. He is 80 lbs of all dog with a lot of love to give. He will attempt to sit on your lap, and will love on you for as long as you let him. He loves to rub against your leg and twirls around doing so. He is a total ham!
Tips and Tidbits: Mitch is a young dog. We don't have an exact birthdate but think he is about a year and a half old so have given him a birthdate of 12/5/17. Mitch does okay on a leash, but he walks in front of you or basically steps on your feet and has no sense of direction! Leash walking could use some experience! Behind a fence, seeing new people and new things he barks but outside of the fence he does not bark while still remaining interested. He does know how to sit. He is not picky about treats and takes them gentle for a guy of his size and demeanor.
He did not care much for the toys, he was far more interested in interacting with humans. He does really well with Ann Margaret, a lady standard poodle he is living with. She is easy going and more mature so he follows her lead. With another younger standard who was trying to lick his face he was less than thrilled. He likes some space with other dogs.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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