Clay - in Maine!
Most recent update: November 2016
Clay is back with us because he and the male dog in his adoptive home didn't get along. So he's back with his furry foster sister and pre-teen human brother. He is doing awesome, and he also goes to day care and plays with a variety of dogs of all shapes and sizes there. Sometimes he likes to be the "fun police" and interrupt other dogs that are playing but he responds well to correction.
Clay is a friendly, playful, energetic Labrador Retriever mix and is two years old. He is such a great dog! When he was with our partner shelter in the south they told us, "Clay enjoys daily walks and bounds about happily in the play yard, where he is learning to fetch. Clay is a bright dog who already knows the sit command and is learning more by the day. He is so handsome with is gorgeous golden coat and chocolate brown eyes. Clay enjoys the company of other dogs. Due to his energy level, Clay would be best in a home without small children. Older kids who can keep up with him would do a great job tiring him out!"
Clay has interacted with cats in the shelter environment and did great! He sniffed the cat and wagged his tail but did not try to chase.
Like many southern dogs, he was originally found as a stray and was never claimed.
Clay thinks he is a lap dog - he loves to play tug of war, and he loves a kong or antler in his kennel. Clay especially loves tennis balls and squeaky toys.
He is physically strong but we found he's not much of a runner. He likes a normal amount of exercise and playing in the yard but not long distance runs. Clay is a charmer with humans, and he is a champion snuggler. Clay will only be considered for adoption into a home with a female dog or as an "only child" with an active family.
Check out this video of handsome Clay!
Here is a Vimeo video when he got a new ball toy!
If you are interested in Clay or another cutie, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical location where the dogs are housed. They are cared for in our wonderful foster network. It is our expectation that, once approved, a family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
Thank you for considering rescue!
We found out a pretty cool story about Clay - Before he became a Lucky Pup, he was in our partner shelter in TN. A family came to see him and they had two very young children, so he would not have been a good fit. The Dad wanted to walk him, and one of the volunteers told him how strong and energetic Clay is. He replied that he was a pretty strong guy, too. We found out he is DeMarco Murray, one of the Tennessee Titans!