Smokie is a 65lb lean lab melon headed mix boy who is ready to take on the world by your side. He has the most beautiful coloring. In the light, you can see a gorgeous red brindle coat. Other times, he looks ebony and grey. Whatever he is, this boy is stunning and carries a regal presence. Just 3 years old, Smokie ensured more than his fair share of hardship and sorrow. He came to us as a cruelty case where a family member stabbed him in an effort to anger his owner. Smokie required extensive surgery to repair the stab wound and the hernia it caused. Abuse does not start there. However, Smokie feels nothing but love in his heart.
Due to his traumatic past, Smokie entered a board and train program. By the time he completes his program, Smokie will complete his canine good citizenship test and be ready for a forever or foster home! Smokie is wonderful with other dogs, big and small. He loves to play tug of war, bounce around, and cuddle with them. In fact, Smokie loves any excuse to cuddle. Just tell him, ‘The sun is setting real low, big guy’ or sing ‘Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight’ to him and Smokie will curl into you and start the snore train!
Smokie is housebroken, crate trained, and is very comfortable in his crate. Also, this boy walks beautifully on a leash and heels like a pro! He knows all his commands and will love to show off his skills for you.
Smokie loves his human and will do anything for them. For this reason, he needs someone that can help him understand that they do not need his protection- just love. The ideal home for this boy would be adult only and with someone who can provide him with boundaries. Smokie would be fine in an apartment, urban, suburban, or rural environment. He would love to be the only child or have a doggy sibling. We don’t know how he is with cats. He just asks that you and him spend time together and keep his training up! This boy thrives on having a job or purpose!
His training comes with private lessons, if you are close enough. If not, we can arrange for ongoing lessons another way.
If interested in adopting or fostering Smokie, please email us at [email protected] or [email protected]. Please note we respond to all emails. If you do not hear back from us, please follow up! Sometimes, emails get lost in cyberspace.