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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Black Labrador Retriever, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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Do you like cuddling on the couch after a long day? How about a companion that wants to do anything and everything with you? Then Blacky is your boy!! He is the ultimate “people” dog, loves to please and show affection, and he’s never met a stranger.

PAWS was contacted by an awesome rescuer in San Diego, Texas - this boy had been dropped off there by his owner 4 months ago, when she promised she’d be back for him and his canine friend - needless to say that never happened.  Both kept getting passed over mainly because of their size and color even though they were so well behaved.  

Blacky arrived in New England in 3/2022 and received several weeks of training before going to a foster home, definitely a plus!!!
Since being in his local foster home, he has been practicing his manners and doing so well! He is easily redirected and just so darn content to make you happy.

Blacky has the ideal traits of both shepherd and lab:
-Intelligence (probably smarter than most people foster mom knows)

This handsome boy is still working on some things, such as separation anxiety when his human has to leave, and leash manners. His leash skills have already greatly improved, as well as not jumping on new people when excited.

Blacky would do well with another dog for comfort/companionship, but could also be happy on his own- as long as he gets ample time with his humans! He is quite scared of loud voices/shouting, so a quieter home would be best for him.

This guy has such a truly sweet soul and his new family will be soo lucky to have him!

Name: Blacky
Breed: Black Labrador Retriever/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years   (estimated)
Weight: 75
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm:  Negative on recent testing
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Older, since loud voices frighten him.
Good with Dogs: Yes 
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption Fee: $400.00


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.