Hi there! I’m Willie, also known as Big Willie. I’m a 15-month-old, 95-pound purebred Lab originally from Tennessee. I was in the process of being trained as a hunting dog, and, well, I flunked out. My foster mommy says that’s because I’m a lover, not a fighter.

I’m safe and loved in my foster home, and I even have a Lab brother and sister who I ADORE! Truth is, I love every dog I meet, even though my size scares them at first. Heck, I even charmed the neighbor’s cat the other day until she scared ME away!

I walk pretty well on-leash, which is good because I’m a big boy! My mommy says I get better with every single walk, and I really enjoy that time with her. I’m not hugely food motivated, but playing is the thing I like to do best! If you throw something, I’ll fetch it and bring it back. Over and over and over…

Mommy says I’m a gentle giant, but I can get crazy when I’m playing! I’ll need a fenced yard and an active family who likes walks and running and taking me places. I’m well-behaved in the house, and haven’t had any accidents; I go potty right away when I’m taken outside. I’m a little scared of loud noises, which is why I didn’t do so good with hunting 😉. I love car rides and visiting the pet store — everyone there loves me too! My most favorite thing to do is snuggle in bed at night — I really love being next to people and feeling loved.

What I want more than anything is a furever family to call my own. Do you have room in your home and heart for me? I promise to be your loyal friend and love you forever!

  • Age: 15 months
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 95 lbs
  • Color: Black
  • Dogs: Great
  • Cats: Good
  • Children: Unknown
  • Crate: Unknown - has not needed in foster
  • Energy: Medium - plays hard outside, but settles down quickly indoors

Updated - June 18, 2020

Original Post Date - June 13, 2020