Johnny's story
JOHNNY is a 5-year-old neutered male black lab. Johnny weighs 57 pounds and is up to date on shots. This dog is approved for homes with children ages 10 and up.
DESCRIPTION Johnny is one of the easiest dog I have taken in this year. He is very friendly and like to be petted and get attention. He is good with everyone he has met at home, the shelter and at the vets. I haven't found anything bad about him. Johnny's Foster wrote "Hi, my name is Johnny. I have been with my foster mom about three months now. I love to snuggle on the couch while you watch T.V. I currently live with two other dogs and three cats. I really loving wrestling/playing with my foster dog brothers. I also like the things my foster humans call cats, although, two like to play but the other one never seem to be in the mood to play with me. My foster mom told me to let everyone know that I am house and crate-trained. I am currently learning what my foster mom calls basic obedience. I have gotten good at the one called 'sit and working on some others." While at foster he met and played with her nieces and nephews ages 2 to 10 with no problem but lots of kisses. Good with dogs and cats. Lived with 2 dogs and 3 cats at fosters. Knows some commands sit, come and is learning down. Is house and crate trained, had free run of the house when foster was at work up to 8 hours a day and did not get in trouble.
From Shelter Manager - Johnny came to our shelter as a protective custody case over 6 months ago. He spent 3 months in the shelter and 3 months in his current foster home. His foster mom is one of the kennel staff members at our shelter and has been taking very good care of him. He is 5 years old tested positive for heartworms in March. He was treated for Heartworms while at his fosters. We found out that he has hip dysplasia in the right leg.
Adopters must meet these requirements:
Setting: Rural, Suburban
Dwelling: Single Family Home
Fencing: Needs fence either physical or underground.
Training Addendum
Johnny is from a rural area and has not been exposed to traffic, noise, or groups of people. If dogs are overwhelmed by their environment, they can exhibit behaviors like excessive barking. To avoid this, for now we are limiting placement to stand alone single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural area. As we learn more from the dog's time spent in foster, we will evaluate if placement can be expanded to include a more urban environment and send out an update.
This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles 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.
Lab 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
If you are interested in adopting, please visit and complete an adoption application. After you submit an application, you will hear from an Adoption Coordinator who will guide you through the adoption process.
An adoption fee is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.

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