About Me

Name: Average Joe
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat)
Estimated Birthdate: 4/5/2016
Fence Needed: No, but he would enjoy one. He could go with or without a fence and be just happy!
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet, SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: Average Joe was born into rescue in 3/2016. He returned to rescue in 2018 .

Reason for being in rescue: Average Joe was born into rescue. He returned to rescue in 2018 due to medical and behavioral issues.

Special Needs: Joe is neutered, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. In February 2022, Joe was treated by UGA's orthopedic practice for a rupture of his right cranial cruciate ligament with the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy procedure. Full medical records will be provided. Joe is a different dog post-surgery. It is amazing the physical and behavioral difference when a dog is not living in chronic pain! Joe is taking cbd oil daily to help with separation anxiety - he simply wants to be with his people all the time!

What kind of home would be best for me:  Joe is looking for a home that has a family home more than they are away or a home that can take him everywhere they go. Joe does have some separation anxiety but does well in a crate when it’s time for his humans to leave. He can be loud in the crate when another dog passes, he’s simply overwhelmed easy. Due to this Joe would not be appropriate for an apartment. Joe is good with dogs of all sizes, as any person, Joe does on occasion have a dog or two he doesn’t like and that’s just fine. Joe met our cat with no issues. Joe would do fine in a home with older mannered kids. Joe is ideal for retirees looking for a dog to take on strolls and enjoy the loyalty of a lab mix for all of his days.

What is my personality like: Average Joe is not very average. He loves his person with his entire heart, his person makes the world go around. Joe is clingy and sticks with his person, he does understand boundaries when they are needed! Joe knows how to walk on a leash, he knows sit and he knows down. That is the extent of his training but it’s plenty enough for such a well mannered dog. Joe will sit by his person off leash and be just content.

Joe really hates to he left alone, it stresses him to no end. His person will always have to go outside with him and be present with him. Joe does well with daily cbd oil to help calm his anxiety. There aren’t enough words to describe how proud Joe has made his caregivers in the last year. Dogs living in chronic pain are similar to humans - they don't engage much, they can be selective about who they want to be with and when, and they are not as active as one that feels well. With medical care to address his chronic pain, Joe has improved with his dog skills, done phenomenal with crate training, and just overall became a more confident dog.

Joe is phenomenal and he is definitely worth meeting in person!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly and happy!!

Tips and Tidbits: Average Joe's birthday is 04/05/2016

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.

Potential Adopters

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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