Alex (Petraits attached) is a loyal and spry, 12 to 13-year-old, 55-pound, male Black Labrador Retriever-mix looking for a loving guardian.
Volunteers at the Save-A-Pet shelter call Alex “a grand gentleman.” When he goes for his walks, he keeps a nice pace but always carries his leash in his mouth.
Alex tends to bond very strongly with one person and becomes that person's “protector.” He has lived peacefully with cats, but he was never socialized with other dogs, so he is afraid of them. However, at the shelter, he can meet and greet another dog on leash with no problems. He especially doesn’t enjoy the energy of young dogs, or children for that matter.
Since Alex is incredibly loyal and protective of his person, he’s probably best in a one adult dog-experienced home. Someone who will keep him safe on leash, in a crate, or in another room when people come to the home.
To meet and possibly adopt Alex, please contact the Save-A-Pet shelter at wlmailhtml:firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.740.7788. His adoption fee of $125 benefits the rescued dogs of Save-A-Pet, or only $25 through the SAP senior to senior program. He is a healthy older gentleman, de-wormed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on preventative.
You can meet Alex and all the other Save-A-Pet residents at the adoption center at 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., in Grayslake, Illinois, on Monday and Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, or Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
"Senior Pets: All They Need Is Love" is a quarterly newsletter and blog published by Joan Antelman that is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for displaced older dogs and cats in New York City and the surrounding area. Senior pets make wonderful, loving companions — no matter what their age! Please visit the rescue groups and shelters mentioned to see all the great, devoted cats and dogs who will be grateful and happy to live out their remaining days with you.