Nicholas - Rover's Retreat Dog Rescue

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1 ½ years old
Neutered Male
53 lbs
Labrador Retriever Mix
Adopt Nicholas


*If you are interested in Nicholas, please complete our adoption application which can be found here:

Please meet Nicholas, an absolutely stunning 1 ½ year old lab who was rescued from Bakersfield Animal Care Center where he was found as a stray.  Nicholas is approx 50 pounds and is a medium size ball of love!

Nicholas is very thankful to be rescued and has been settling into foster care the past couple weeks and is eager and ready to find his forever home.  Nicholas seems to have been lacking socialization, structure and basic manners in his past life.  He has been working very hard with his foster family on these things but definitely has some work to go and will need a very patient owner.  Nicholas can be reactive on leash to other dogs, people and cars.  His foster family in conjunction with a trainer have been working on his reactivity but this is something his forever family should be committed to helping him through.

Nicholas loves other dogs and frequents the dog parks often with his foster family.  Although he loves other dogs, he can be a little much for dogs sometimes as his energy level is fairly high and he doesn’t know proper social skills.  He would do best in a home as an only dog with tons of socialization opportunities or with another dog who will give him a proper correction when he becomes too much.

Nicholas often becomes very nippy and sometimes when he nips he doesn’t know how to let go.  For this reason, Nicholas should be in home without younger children.  His forever family should be committed to a very large amount of exercise and mental stimulation in order to tire him out and alleviate these behaviors.  Nicholas is extremely smart and has worked with our trainer on focusing and other actives to help build his confidence.  His new family should be committed to continuing training sessions in order for him to be a less anxious pup!  His foster family says he is an absolute love when he has been properly exercised and loves snuggling in bed at night!  He is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, microchipped and ready for his furever home!

Video of Nicholas:  https://youtu.be/4MtWSErjp2I

If you are interested in Nicholas, please fill out our adoption application here: Adoption Application

NOTE: Nicholas’ adoption fee is $500
He is being fostered in West HIlls, CA.
Adoption APPLICATION
BEFORE PROCEEDING, PLEASE READ:  • Home visits are required prior to being considered for adoption. • Completed application and approved home visit do NOT guarantee adoption • We receive many more applications than we do dogs, so some people will be disappointed.  We may receive over 100 inquiries for a single, highly desirable dog! • We do not ship our dogs









































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