Labradors come in a variety of colors, sizes, and needs. My name is Midnight Sr. and I am an 8.5 year old black Lab mix who needs a very special home.
I am a sweet boy who has had a very rough time. I am from Houston, Texas, and lived with my family for 8 years before they decided they didn't want me anymore. I spent some time in a shelter before I was rescued and traveled to Chicago. I currently live in a foster home with two fur sisters but I would really rather be an only dog. I kept my anxiety hidden initially but I do need some very special loving care.
I am currently seeing a wonderful veterinary behaviorist and am on a medication regime to help me out. I absolutely love to be with my foster parents. Close is good, closer is better! I share the couch with my foster dad every night. I like to play in the fenced in backyard here and have learned so much in the past few months. I like to play fetch and will even bring the ball back – sometimes. I do play tug with my fur sisters.
But what I really need is a very small world and quiet home due to my fearfulness and anxiety. I don't take walks or car rides in the neighborhood because I might see another dog or car and these are high fear triggers for me! I also have a high prey drive so can't be around small dogs, cats, squirrels or other critters.
I would be great in a home with someone who can continue to work with me. I am very gentle taking treats, am getting better every day coming to a clicker, wait for my dinner, sleep in my own bed (but will happily sleep on your bed and potentially take over), and am crate trained. Not to brag, but I am very smart! Really, I just want to be loved, and in return love that special someone. Are you that special someone?
Age: 8.5 years
Weight: 58 lbs.
Dogs: Okay with other dogs, but would prefer to be the only one
Cats: No - not good
Children: Should not be around children, he is fearful