Hi, My name is Ranger!
I am a very smart, very well behaved Black Lab mix. I am just 5 years old and medium sized at 40 pounds. I have really adorable coloring – a white chest, socks and snout and the rest of me black. I also have a white tip on my tail.
I am neutered, up to date on my shots and very healthy.
I love everyone! I am great with people of all ages – from small kids to older people. I have a good bit of energy and a lot of enthusiasm for life. I have gone through obedience training, too.
If you are looking for the best family dog on earth, I am the one for you. I will fill your heart and home with love, laughter, joy and companionship. I will make every member of the family feel special with me wiggly bum and wagging tail.
I am being rehomed by my owners, who are very sad to have to make the difficult decision to find me a new home. They understand that they just do not have the time or resources to give me the attention and care that I very much deserve. They are dearly hoping to find a family who will cherish me as much as they do, and be able to spend lots of time with me, take me on walks, play fetch in the back yard, and give me the companionship that I crave.
My perfect home will be with someone who can spend time with me. Whether with a single work-at-home dog lover, a couple or a family with great kids, I will be very happy as long as you have lots of time to hang out with me.
I really am the most loving dog you will find. Please offer me a home today.
You can fill out an adoption application here: https://petprosservices.com/adopt/ or call Mark toll free at 888-9-PETS-4-U for more information about me.
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There is a $75 adoption/rehoming fee. All supplies will be included.
All About Ranger[one_half] Name of Pet: Ranger
Location: Dallas, Texas, 75227
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: Lab Mix
Sex of Pet: Male[/one_half] [one_half_last]
Age of Pet: 5
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Good with Children?: Yes
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Unknown
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: Ranger’s dog kennel, his leash, a martingale collar he was trained with and a couple other collars, latest rabies certificate and tag, water bowl and food bowl, whatever remains of his food, dog treats, and rawhide bones at the time he goes to his new family.
Ranger is a very family/child friendly, energetic ~5 year old. He is always full of life and ready to play. He loves to be around people. He has never spent much time around other animals, so he gets very excited when around other dogs. Ranger prefers to be wherever people are, and though he has been an outside dog his entire life, would still rather be inside if that is where everyone else is. Ranger does not like fireworks either nearby or loud firework noises from a distance. Ranger has had obedience training, and frequently demonstrates that he remembers this training – we have not had the time to practice with him so he is out of practice. Ranger has a lovable personality, though sometimes needs a calming atmosphere to help reign in his excitement. Ranger is very good with all ages – our children have loved him, though sometimes the toddlers are bothered by his wagging tail being at face-level. Ranger doesn’t have a great deal of self-control around edible chewable things. We have never had trouble with furniture or anything like that, but he will eat off the table and trash if given the opportunity and will chew on children’s toys if they are left out. We believe this is all likely due to a need for more attention as he has been more self-controlled in the past.
Ranger’s Current Home Environment
We have a reasonably sized yard with a fence. Our access to the inside of the house is through the kitchen eating area which is tile – Ranger stays on the hard floor and has never had any “accidents” inside. We have a low fence in one corner of the yard and Ranger will jump out if he is spooked by fireworks (this is the only type of situation we have seen him leave the enclosed yard of his own volition) – he has done this a few times in his life, but has always either returned on his own shortly thereafter or has been found by a neighbor. Ranger sleeps inside in a dog kennel at night. He has always preferred his kennel to a dog house (believe me, we have tried to get him interested in a dog house).
Ranger’s Current Family:
We have five children – Ranger has been with us since before two of them were born and is very gentle around all of them. The kids all love ranger. As the kids have gotten older we spend less and less time in the back yard or even at home. Even the children have recognized that it is better for Ranger to be happy in another environment than bored waiting for opportunities to play with them.
Ranger’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?
Ranger likes to have people playing with him, he loves walks, and while he likes a lot of toys that he can chew, doesn’t tend to stick to any particular toy. He is not a picky eater. Ranger really loves to be around other dogs – he just gets the opportunity so infrequently he gets very excited and does not control himself – once he settles down he is fine though. More regular attention to practicing his obedience training has shown he is capable of tremendous self-control – we just don’t get to practice with him much.
Cute Ranger Story:
Most of Ranger’s most lovable stories are with our children – and it is hard to appreciate them without knowing the kids. When Ranger first came home from obedience school we taught our children how to give him commands and how to project their voice so he knew they wanted him to obey. After our fourth child started talking the kids started teaching him how to give commands. One day he was in the kitchen with Ranger and saw Ranger going toward the trash can. We started rolling on the floor laughing when we saw our 18 month boy firmly telling ranger “No!”…and Ranger obeying him.
Another story involved our oldest who one day came in crying saying Ranger was jumping up on her and getting too excited to play. We asked her why he had started doing this with her and none of the other children. She explained that she had for a while been giving Ranger a treat every time she went out to see him…and today she didn’t have any more treats. Needless to say, both she and Ranger had to learn a new way of greeting one another.
Why is Ranger Being Rehomed?
We have just had a new baby, have recently moved, and are not able to give Ranger the attention, interaction, and exercise he needs. We also think he doesn’t like the loud noises at our new home (every day seems to be July 4th here).
Ranger’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:
We’d love to see Ranger in a home where he will get attention and exercise and have an opportunity to be inside and outside. Ideally a home with people interested in continuing practice of his obedience training would almost certainly find it very rewarding for them, Ranger, and their life together.
We’d love it if the family would like to email us about how Ranger is doing occasionally, but we’d like them and Ranger to make the transition and embrace the fact that he is their dog and there is no requirement for them to stay in touch whatsoever.