Zero Chocolate Labrador Retriever Male 2 Years Old ID#2719

chocolate labrador retrieverZero is a handsome, young and energetic 2 year old purebred chocolate male who was surrendered to a shelter because his family didn’t have the time to dedicate to him.  Zero was named after the Ghost Dog in the Nightmare Before Christmas! He is up to date on all shots and is neutered. Please read the blog from the bottom up.

Zero is now available:

April 12, 2022

chocolate labrador retrieverIt’s been an amazing week with Zero! He’s settling in nicely and has been the perfect house guest. It’s amazing how he has changed in a week. With some structure and plenty of exercise – he’s ALMOST becoming a couch potato.

chocolate labrador retrieverHe still needs work on jumping up and pulling on the leash, but he’s getting better. Zero had a very active weekend, a play date on Saturday, and Sunday dinner with Foster Grand-Mom. He also had plenty of walks, playing fetch, and snuggling on the couch.

chocolate labrador retrieverZero had a playdate/walk with his new buddy Jackson (5 year old male Catahoula). It took some time for Jackson to warm-up to Zero’s energy level. So, we went for a long 7 mile walk and several stops along the way to play. Overall, it was a successful play date and everyone had a good time!

chocolate labrador retrieverSunday, he had another long walk along the Brandywine River and spent some quality time with his Foster Grand-Mom. Grand-Mom was very impressed with Zero’s listening skills and his knowledge of basic commands. She really enjoyed watching Zero play with his stuffed pizza and play fetch. She was sad to see him leave.

chocolate labrador retrieverIt was a good weekend!!

April 8, 2022

chocolate labrador retrieverZero has been great! He’s been the perfect house guest! Loves to play , sleep on the couch and go for walks.chocolate labrador retrieverZero, received his first bath today and he loved it! Jumped right in the tub, no issues.chocolate labrador retrieverDue to the dreary weather, the walks have been rather short. So, Zero has been enjoying fetching down the hallway!!chocolate labrador retriever

April 5, 2022

Zero, is settling in nicely! After a  couple days, Zero has calmed down a lot. He just needed to be out of the shelter and have some security.chocolate labrador retrieverHe is definitely crate trained.  Left for 40 minutes yesterday and 5 hours today, with no issues. He’s also great on a leash. We’ve taken several walks and they have been amazing – fast pace and minimal stops. chocolate labrador retrieverStill working on the jumping up, but he’s getting better. He is very curious and always has to be next to me. He’s eating and drinking well. No accidents in the house.  Everything is going well.chocolate labrador retriever

April 3, 2022

Zero was great in the car for the long ride home, even after the seat belt restraint became dislodged (within 5 minutes of the ride). chocolate labrador retrieverZero, checked out his new yard and his temporary housing. He definitely loves to play with tennis balls and gently chomped on his stuffed leopard. He does have a tremendous amount of energy. So, after getting familiar with his temporary home/yard, we went to the local park for a LONG walk. chocolate labrador retrieverZero enjoyed exploring the woods and all the different smells. He does need some leash work, but he’s a very good listener. He was good around other families and dogs and also loves playing with the big Great Dane who lives next door!  chocolate labrador retrieverAs of right now, he seems to be housebroken – with no issues. He’s a healthy eater and drinks plenty of water. He does have some issues with jumping up and getting into my personal space.I tried my best to keep him off my bed, but he wanted to be next to me and slept well.  Over time, with some structure and consistency he should be a good dog for an adopting family.chocolate labrador retrieverToday we will see how he does in the crate, starting with small periods of time.chocolate labrador retrieverSo far, so good!!

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PLEASE NOTE: While this Lab may not be available for adoption by the time you complete the adoption process, other great Labs are always finding their way into our Rescue. (Note: Sometimes a foster home falls in love and adopts their foster dog so the dog doesn’t make it to “Available Now”)

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