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#10793 Lumos

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Medium-size, Male, Adult Labrador Retriever,

Hey there, thanks for stopping by my profile and learning about me. My foster parents think I'm pretty special and want to share some super fun things about me.

~ My name is Lumos
~ I'm guessed to be one year old
~ I'm likely a Lab mix. Foster mom thinks I've got a tiny bit of shepherd in me.
~ I weigh about 45 pounds
~ I have super short hair and don't appear to shed too much normally. -- Jokes on Foster mom, I do shed, but appears to just be seasonal shedding. It's not terrible and a good brushing daily helps a lot.

Those are the "normal" things everyone wants to know. Keep reading for the extra fun part about me. Apparently I'm pretty fun and more...

The extra fun things....
- I am housebroken - not a single accident in my foster home.
- I am crate trained - Tell me "crate" and I go right in.
- I'm quiet in my crate, almost too quiet but I'll knock on the crate door if I need to go potty or stretch my legs.
- I know basic commands and am continuing to learn more all the time. I know sit, down, stay and come.
- I went to a super fun training program and I learned how to walk like a gentleman on the leash and I worked on my basic manners as well. I got a gold star there.
- I am learning a training collar. It's funny, it vibrates on my neck and if I listen to the commands I get a treat. I like treats so I'm all in for this.
- I am good with other dogs if the other dogs like to play. (I do forget at times that the older dogs need a break now and then)
- I can climb stairs like a champ and even go down the kid slide in my foster families yard.
- I am good at sharing my toys. I'd likely share my food too but my foster mom says all big dogs eat in their crates so I don't have a chance to share.
- I love a good belly rub
- I love a good walk, especially where there are lots of good smells.
- I especially love a good butt scratch
- I can cuddle on the couch with you
- I do have a lot of energy but it's completely manageable. A few times out each day makes me happy and a walk.
- I'd like to hike with you too on the weekends.
- I like to be brushed, especially if you use the brush to scratch my butt
- I do play a bit mouthy with other dogs and I like to play tug.
- I have been fine with small dogs if they have the same energy level as me.
- I'm a big sleepy-head in the morning and loves belly rubs and cuddles at that time.
- My foster kids are older but foster mom thinks I'd be perfect with kids older than 10. I still jump a bit (we are working on it, I just get excited) but once I learn to control that I'll be fine with most any kid.

Thanks for reading this far, I know it's a lot, but adding a new member to your family is important and you should know everything that my foster mom knows. So, are you ready for this? Foster mom thinks you should also know that I am very sensitive to my environment. What does that mean? Well, it means that I don't want to live in the city. I'd prefer to live somewhere quiet like my foster home where there is not a lot going on. I lived in DC for a bit, let's just say that's not my jam. Trucks, bikes, sirens, scooters, skateboards, running people, no thanks! My foster family lives on a quiet street, with a fenced in yard. That's more my speed. I'm fine on walks and know to sit and watch when cars come by and I'm fine in a more urban area as longs as it's not crowded and people are not sneaking up on me from all sides.

Well, thanks for sticking with me and reading all about me. If you think we could be pals let the folks at OPH know by applying to adopt me. Foster mom says your going to be lucky to add me to your family.

Click here to see me in OPH Rescue’s care!

Lumos is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is best in a home without small children and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Lumos is currently being fostered in Nokesville, VA.

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.