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#10167 Swedish Fish

Large-size, Male, Adult Labrador Retriever,

Hello!! 🐶🐾👋 My name is Swedish Fish (aka Shadow) and I’m part of the candy transport that arrived at OPH on 11/6/2020. I made my way north from Tennessee in search of my new family. If you think that might be with you, please apply today! I won’t be available for long...

I’m guessed to be a Lab mix and about 6 years old. I’m a very sweet, gentle boy! I currently weigh just over 50lbs, but could probably stand to gain a few more...I’m a good eater, so it shouldn’t be too difficult! 😋 I like all kinds of treats too! 🤗 I do well in my crate, going in when prompted, and I’m very quiet in there...that’s where I sleep at night 💤 I like to take naps on the different doggie beds in my foster home, but I’m not a big fan of getting up on the furniture.

I like to explore outside, especially in this beautiful fall weather 🍁 I also like to follow my furry foster sisters around...they are teaching me the ropes of how to be a dog 🐶 I like toys, but I don’t quite know what to do with them yet, so I just end up collecting them in my crate 🤣 I will chew on a nylabone every once in a while though!

NOTE: This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

Swedish Fish is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Swedish Fish is currently being fostered in Bowie, MD.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.