“Well Hello! My name is Spider. I’m a 70 pound Labrador Retriever mix. I’m hoping to find a new family to share the rest of my life with.

“I live with a mellow, older small dog now and I’ve been good with other small, mellow dogs that I’ve met. I was attacked a few years ago by a wandering large dog and since then, I’ve been leary of other large dogs. I’m a peaceful guy. I live with multiple cats and I don’t chase the rabbits and deer that come to my back yard. I’ve never been around kids so I can’t tell you for sure how I’d respond to them but if they are perhaps older, kind and want to pet and spend time with me, I would probably really like them.

“I am not quite 10 years old yet which means I still have a lot of energy. Let’s go to the beach, let’s play ball! I need daily exercise. I’m a strong boy and I get a little excited on leash when we first start out so you need to be able to handle my strength. Perhaps you could get me a Gentle Leader and we could take a basic obedience class-that could be fun, I could show ho smart I really am! I already know some verbal commands and I come when I’m called.

“Overnight I hold my potty while I’m in my crate. During the day I can go up to 6 hours without a break if I have to. I can do stairs too. I’m not a barky guy; I am quiet in the house but I’ll admit to sometimes barking in the car.  I really love people! I’m an upbeat boy who is enthusiastic about life; it can’t help but rub off on ​my humans!

“All this good stuff about me and you’re wondering-“Why does Spider need a new family?” Well, I have lived with the same people for 8 years. When they brought me home from the shelter, they left me alone and discovered I don’t do well with that. Since then, I’ve not been left alone much at all. I have what people call “Separation Anxiety” and that’s not an easy thing to deal with for a lot of people. My family has worked from home and always found ways to keep me from being alone but their life is changing and they know I will not do well with it. So now I need to find a home with someone who will be around and hopefully work with me through my Separation Anxiety so that I’m not anxious and can learn that I can be left alone.

“I’ve heard there are ways to help dogs like me and I’m really hoping I can find someone who can do that. I think if I could get over this, I’d be an even better dog-how awesome would that be?! So I’m hoping there’s someone out there who wants to adopt me. I promise to be a loyal and devoted friend forever.”  Spider lives in Clinton, WA. and he is ready to go to his new home.

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evluation.