Available Dogs


  • Lab/Newfie mix,
  • male,
  • 7 years,
  • 70 lbs.

Derrick is a big guy with a big heart. He is affectionate and good-natured and likes to be right next to you to make sure he doesn’t miss anything. This sweet, handsome boy has gone through many abrupt changes in the past year and is slowly regaining confidence. When he first arrived he had difficulty relaxing, but he has begun to realize that life is predictable once more. He has become content to follow a simple routine of walking and napping and during the day. Derrick looks forward to car rides too, especially since they usually involve going on an exciting walk or hike in the park. He gets very excited when he thinks he’s about to be part of an outdoor adventure!

Derrick loves people and gets excited to meet them. Although Derrick doesn’t snuggle he is a ‘leaner’. He will lean into you to show his affection. He also loves be petted and will let you know when he needs a scratch!

Derrick is a polite house guest. He is completely housebroken, has great house manners, and does not get up on furniture. He is crate-trained, but he has never been destructive in the house when left alone. Cats are unknown. I’m not sure Derrick knows what a cat is by his reaction to them on the street. While Derrick is a mellow boy, he would be happiest in a home with children over the age of 12. He has never lived with small children.