Retriever, Labrador / Mixed Breed (Medium)
4 Years and 6 Months old
Taylor is sweet but shy lab mix. He is about 35-40 lbs and about 4 years old.
He was rescued from a hoarding situation of about 90 dogs, so he spent most of his life fighting for his food and not being socialized. Despite this, he has not shown any signs of aggression towards us or our other animals. We can see that he really just wants to be the BESTEST boy!!
It has taken him a few weeks to warm up to us, and even then he has a ways to go before we can take him out on a leash to socialize him.
He is potty trained and only had issues with marking when he first arrived, but has since stopped. He is crate trained and views his crate as his safe space when nervous or scared.
He is such a sweet boy and would love a quiet FUREVER home with preferably a confident dog sibling to show him the way.
He will need an adopter who is extremely patient and will let Taylor warm up in his own time. It can take months for a dog like him to be 100% comfortable in his new surroundings, but he deserves that chance. You won't regret taking the time for him because inside he is really a little goofball, just waiting to come out 😊
Please help us find a FUREVER home for sweet Taylor.
Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX)
Good with cats
Good with Dogs
Older children only
Requires secure fenced yard
Ready to meet your new best friend?
To adopt we require… all pets are indoor animals, current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered unless medical reason why and dogs on heartworm prevention.
Adults are $200 and under a year is $250 in Texas.
Out of state adoptions are $400 – $500.
(Specialty breeds could have higher adoption fees)
Something to Consider:
If you aren’t willing to train a puppy every single day, don’t get a puppy! It isn’t a one-shot deal. You have to be dedicated. And if you aren’t making progress – find someone who can help. Enroll in a puppy training class or hire a trainer. Most cities across the nation have some sort of availability for this kind of help and at different cost levels that would fit your budget.
Puppies are going to poop a lot and pee even more; chew on everything; bite everyone; scratch people and furniture; steal things; destroy something at some point; pull on the leash; not move at all on the leash; bark; cry; beg for attention; and the list goes on. You’re going to have to walk them, bathe them, pick up everything below waist height, buy new shoes, and most importantly: TRAIN THE PUPPY NOT TO DO THESE THINGS! Ultimately, it is your responsibility to teach your puppy that this behavior is unacceptable.