Ever since I fell in love with a black Lab named Ambroise, Labs have become my favorite breed. Labs are devoted and highly trainable, with faces you can’t say no to and a history of service work, so it’s no wonder the Labrador is among the most popular breeds.
UK-based Labradors Worldwide is celebrating the lovable Lab with a print of 1,000 brightly colored Labrador silhouettes accompanied by the names of Labs who offer companionship to some very lucky humans. Produced with attention to detail, the print run is limited to 250, and each costs $145 (click here for ordering details). Measuring 33 by 32 inches, each print is signed and numbered, and you can add your own Lab’s name to the artwork if it doesn’t already appear on the list (click here to find out which names are included).
There are a lot of names on the print — including Louie. And we know a Louie who needs a good home. As part of the 13 Project, I pledged to feature adoptable dogs on Dogster for the remainder of 2012. I’m a little late fulfilling my promise, but the 13 Project’s message of kindness toward animals is one we can commit to all the time.
Louie is a 2-year-old Lab-Spaniel mix currently fostered through the Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue in San Francisco. Young Louie was picked up as a stray in Lake County. No one knows much about Louie’s origins, but they do know that despite being part Lab, Louie is not totally food-obssessed and he doesn’t worship tennis balls — must be the Spaniel in him!
Louie rides well in cars, but would probably be happier in a single dog home with older kids he can’t potentially knock over in his youthful excitement. Louie needs a family that is willing to work with him to develop healthy boundaries, social skills, and basic obedience — which is perfect because January is National Train Your Dog Month and Louie would set a great example of just how far even a little training can go. Contact the Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue if you think you might have a home for Louie!