Adopt TJ and Tucker #2 a Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed dog in Towson
TJ is a 3-year-old neutered male black labrador. TJ weighs 56 lbs and is up to date on shots. TJ is bonded with Tucker #2 and the 2 must be adopted together. TJ can be a little shy at 1st and back away initially, but with a few treats and encouragement, he quickly warms up and allows petting. TJ and Tucker are attached, and TJ looks for Tucker to help boost his confidence. TJ met male and female dogs while at the veterinarian, and he was fine with all of them. We don't know how TJ is with cats. There's no kid history for TJ, so he's approved for children ages ten and up. TJ and Tucker are picturesque cuties in search of a family to love and adore for the rest of their lives. They are tall, dark, and attractive and will make nice arm candy during walks with you! In addition to their stunning good looks, they come with winning (though shy) personalities and will happily follow your lead. Your patience and understanding will help them continue to gain confidence as they encounter new things, such as strangers, traffic, walking on leash, and other unknowns. Their hobbies include napping, chewing on toys, eating, getting attention and belly rubs, snacking, playing in the dog park, and going for walks & car rides. TJ and Tucker are approved for placement in a townhome. They are doing okay in the crate and are not noisy when left alone. Although cautious when encountering new people on walks, they are coming around to being more comfortable even with that. In the dog park, they 1st meet the dogs and then sidle up to the people for a sniff (though it takes a few more seconds to go up to men). Traffic doesn't seem to faze them. UPDATE: WE SURVIVED! The doubly noisy holiday (thunder AND fireworks!) turned out better than anticipated since we got really good eats to distract us! We had red, white, & blue salad made with strawberries, watermelon, puppucino cream, and blueberries – though we 1st had to figure out that the blueberries were not tiny balls to roll on the floor. Foster Mom (FM) was sneaky though because she used the salad to get us to wear ridiculous hats. There were also treat-filled balls and peanut butter Kongs to distract us when the sun went down, so perhaps we will forgive FM for those crazy hats. Note from FM: These boys have adapted beautifully as TJ figured out the best napping spot in the house is on the AIR CONDITIONING vent and Tucker often gleefully rolls onto his back, often rolling off his dog bed in the process. They learned the mealtime routine and willingly enter their crates after receiving their fish oil pills. They also have shown a good sense of direction as TJ is quick to point out FM where to cross the street to get back home during walks. These sweet boys will make someone very happy. "I believe in America because we have good dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true." -Wendell Willkie Anything is possible in America, and this quote speaks to us since we have dreams of a forever home and Labrador Rescue LRCP provides us the opportunity to make our dreams of finding a family come true. We have flourished in our vacation foster home as we have learned that living in a townhouse community is fun and we don’t need to be wary of people. There are lots of dogs to greet, and the people also seem to love dogs since so many of them like to say hi to us and pet us! We understand folks will be celebrating this week, but Foster Mom will be home with us since we’re not fond of thunder or firecrackers. We might be a match if you too don’t like loud noises and you’re in the market for a pair of attractive hunks with fantastic personalities and playful attitudes. Our hobbies include chewing on and destuffing toys, naps, tug-of-war with each other over the other’s stuffie, mealtime, getting attention and belly rubs, snacks, playing in the dog park, and going for walks & car rides. These boys really blossomed after 2 weeks in their vacation foster home! They enjoy playing with each other at home, either stealing each other’s toys or doing tug-of-war. They also love playing with other dogs at the dog park each day though they sometimes need a reminder to tone down their exuberance. During a walk, they like to say hello to any dog they see. After all that play, they need some downtime, often curled up on a chair or dog bed, and sometimes practicing synchronized sleeping. These sweet boys will help you stay light on your feet and improve your balance since they have perfected the art of standing right in the way of where you want to walk and will blow past you on stairways. They will help you stick to your exercise program by joining you on walks… though they might not be as brisk as you’d like them to be. Above all else, in true labrador spirit, nothing excites them more than mealtime, when they attack their food with such vigor that kibble flies everywhere. TJ and Tucker decided to share some “Who’s Who” facts about themselves: - The 1 who is so exquisite you’re compelled to give hugs, kisses, and snuggles? BOTH TJ and TUCKER - The 1 who keeps his distance from new people but warms up with treats and love? TJ - The 1 who likes to hang out on furniture and sleep on FM’s bed? TUCKER - The 1 who loves peanut butter and other tasty treats? BOTH TJ and TUCKER - The 1 who might fetch or chew a ball at the dog park? TJ - The 1 who looks so precious when he lies down with front paws crossed? TUCKER - The 1 who doesn't like thunderstorms and firecrackers? BOTH TJ and TUCKER After a week in the neighborhood, they are coming out of their shells a bit more each day and have made many friends! This dog is available for adoption from Labrador Rescue LRCP. Labrador Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 mis east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound.) Adopters must travel to Maryland, or Virginia with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt. Labrador Rescue LRCP has between 40 - 80 dogs available for adoption from foster homes across Maryland and Virginia, and at monthly adoption events. The adoption event dates and locations are listed at www.lab-rescue.org. If you are interested in adopting, please visit www.labrador-rescue.org and complete an adoption form. After you submit an application, you will hear from an Adoption Coordinator who will guide you through the adoption process. An adoption charge is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.
May 4 on Adopt-a-Pet.com