Hi, I’m Zoey (#3732) and it’s nice to meet you.  I am a beautiful 3 ½ year old yellow Labrador Retriever, with “Cleopatra Eyes”. I’m in great shape, athletic and very smart – I don’t mean to brag, but this is what my foster parents tell me and so does everyone else who meets me!  I’m a super fit retriever and love walks, doggie play time and fetch with the chuck-it toy.  If I don’t find the ball right away, I will search for it until I find it – I have great “nose skills” and is one of my favorite things to do.

Sounds like knocking at the door, dogs barking outside or on TV, and delivery trucks will get my attention, so  I let the household know – it’s part of my job!

I am very affectionate and love to snuggle up to my foster parents.  I don’t get on furniture (unless invited), which in the morning, I am allowed to get up on the bed for morning snuggle time.  I love to snuggle, what can I say!  I’m also a “Velcro dog”, as I like to be where my people are – either in the kitchen while cooking meals, sitting near them when playing the guitar or in the office – I like to follow them around the house and wait for the next activity.

Did I mention that I love children???  I do!  I am very gentle and kind around them.   I am fully housebroken, I don’t chew furniture or your shoes or slippers, only my toys , especially stuffed toys (I love to tear up stuffy toys)!  I enjoy chew toys, digestible chew bones and having a toy in my mouth, especially if I get nervous or overly excited to see you.  I don’t jump up on people.

Sometimes I get reactive, so we have been working on it with training.  It may be a good idea that I get more training to ensure I don’t forget what to do.  To help with my reactivity and anxiety, I am currently on medication which has calmed my anxiety and I feel much better.

My foster family believes the perfect family for me is one that wants a playful, yet loving companion who is willing to work with me on certain behaviors so we can all have a good life together.  Because I worry, I need a family that can help me feel confident and safe.  My home needs a fully fenced in yard where I can get plenty of exercise, off leash!  My forever family wants a playful companion with a fun personality, is willing to give me plenty of exercise on a daily basis, such as walks, fetch time, jogging or swimming, etc.  I can ride in the car safely, but I don’t particularly like it.  I’m happy when we get to our destination!  I need to be the only pet in the household, but I’m interested in meeting other dogs – my neighbor dog is my best friend!  We play chase, tug and hang out together.  I’d prefer a family that is around most of the day because I like hanging out with you.  I am a super sweet beautiful dog.  Please click on me if you think I’m the dog for you.  Would you be my forever family?

Here’s a link to a short video about me:  Watch Zoey

Sex: Female
Age: 2-5 Years
Weight: 65-100 Pounds
Availability: Now
Good with Dogs? yes
Good with Cats? unknown
Good with Kids? yes