Zion: Black Labrador Retriever Male, 3 Years Old, Mix
is a handsome, petite Labrador Retriever mix. He loves to take long walks – he’d probably be a GREAT jogging partner. He also loves challenges, both mental and physical, and would undoubtedly be a great agility dog. He is a willing learner, especially if there is a treat at the end! The best treat would be to be adopted.
June 14, 2018
I am still looking for a home of my own, but I am luck to be in a great foster home. Unlike Penny who is in a kennel. My FM and I make visits to see Penny and play with her. She is great fun and well both get to stretch our legs and run.
Hi Everyone! It’s me, Zion again!
I have been having the most AWESOME time this spring! I have been going on so many new adventures, hiking in some amazing parks! I get to sniff and explore and climb over logs and crawl under fallen trees and scramble over rocks and drink from streams and spend time with my mom and dad and did I mention SMELL COOL NEW STUFF! I love tracking other animals, dogs, squirrels, deer, whatever. They all smell wonderful. I still get overly excited when I see other dogs, but I’m doing really well with almost everything else.
I’m getting really good at fetch now. I run as fast as I can, grab the ball and run back as fast as I can to give it to mom and dad. I’m including a few photos of me having fun during one of my hikes and on the ride home afterwards, and also a video of me chasing the ball. I also have been meeting new dogs and included a photo of me with one of my new friends, Hank. Mom takes me to work with her and takes me for walks with some of the quieter dogs. I have a bunch of new friends now, but I still like it better when I get to sniff them instead of them sniffing me.
I have to go to bed now. I’m super sleepy after our busy day today. I wonder what we’ll get to do tomorrow?
Hi Everyone! It’s me, Zion again,
Sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been so busy! I was really settling into a nice routine with my foster parents and having a great time with all the walks, treats and lovin’. I admit I had a few naughty moments, but I’m figuring out the rules and am being a good boy more and more. The one thing that I am still having trouble with is when we go out for walks and see other dogs, I go a little nuts. I get so excited and want to go sniff them, but mom doesn’t always let me. I get frustrated and bark and jump around. Maybe I get a little too carried away. This week, mom started taking me to work with her at the kennel. Every time I went, I get to play with my old friends, Summer and Black Jack, then I meet a new dog and go for a walk with them. I am very excited to meet them all and mom picks ones that don’t mind me sniffing their bottoms first. I met both boys and girls, big dogs and small! I was such a good boy and was very nice to the other dogs!
When mom is working, I have to rest in a crate, but I don’t mind. The kennel is a busy, noisy place, but my crate is in the cat room/staff lounge which is quieter. There is a cat that lives at the kennel and keeps me company while mom is busy. I don’t mind cats at all.
After such a busy morning, it’s nice to go back home and rest for the afternoon. I like going for an evening walk too. It’s very peaceful here and there are so many wonderful things to smell!
I’m looking forward to the weekend. We are going for a hike with mom’s friend and her dog. Hey, if any of you live near Lake Nockamixon/Ottsville/Doylestown area, we’re always looking for new people and dogs to walk with. Let me know and I’ll have mom set it up!
March 3, 2018
This update is from Zion’s new foster mom. Zion hit the jackpot and is being fostered by a dog trainer and her husband so some lucky family will get a very well trained lab!
January 19, 2018
Just wanted to update you all on how far I’ve come! As you know, I never really got a chance to spend any time around other dogs, but I’m beginning to understand that they can really be fun! It’s amazing how much you learn by just watching and hanging out with some really friendly dogs. They seem to want to chase this thing called a ball, and it kind of looks like fun. If you watch the video, you’ll see that I’m starting to get the hang of it!
Also, my leash manners are really good now and I love, love, love my walks. I just really want to please and will be happy to do whatever you ask of me – especially if there is a treat at the end!
December 24, 2017
Don’t you just LOVE to take long walks? Me too!
How about some jogging? Me too!
Wanna crawl through some tunnels or climb on top of some stuff? Guess what? Me too!
I love being with my people, and really work hard to try and please them. I am working on good manners when I get excited, and I learn very quickly ‘cause everyone says I’m so smart! Don’t tell them, but I really do it for the treats!
Check out my videos where I’m showing off a bit.
I’m still kinda scared of other dogs, though I have met a couple through the fence that seem like they might be fun to play with. I might like older, calmer dogs but no young puppies for me!
I sure would love to find an active home where I can stretch my legs during the day, show off my many talents, and then cuddle with you at night. Wanna share your home with me?
I am great with mellow dogs! See my walking with my new friend!
December 10, 2017
Meet 3 yr. old Zion!
Zion is a handsome, petite Lab mix whose owners surrendered him when his Dad became sick and was hospitalized. Suddenly he found himself in a scary shelter.
His Dad had obviously worked with him, as he knows basic commands and will be happy to demonstrate them for you! And he loves to take long walks – he’d probably be a GREAT jogging partner. He also loves challenges, both mental and physical, and would undoubtedly be a great agility dog. He is a willing learner – especially if there is a treat at the end!
It is obvious he has not been socialized with dogs, as he is shy and hesitant around them. So he really needs to be in a home without dogs.
Zion would probably do best with older kids, as he can get pretty excited and jumps up. That is something he needs to work on.
Zion has learned to walk nicely on leash, and really wants to please. He is a willing learner who needs clear expectations. He is a boy who wants someone to take charge and keep him mentally stimulated, and he’ll reward you with love and kisses, and be happy to curl up on your bed with you at night. For more information on Zion, please contact email@example.com.
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