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Shepherd / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  X-Large

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About Ol'Roy

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 200
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D200415
  • General Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
  • Current Size: 104 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: No
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Protective

Name: Ol'Roy
DOB: 2014
Weight: 104lbs
Adoption Fee: $200

Red, formerly named “Old Roy”, is the kind of dog that stops people on the street and they say “now that’s a good lookin’ dawg!” with his earthy toned coat, Precious Moment’s eyes, and gentle giant stature. In his home, he’s calm, rarely barks, but out in the wild suburban wilderness, can be easily excited by other dogs, as he’s continuing on his journey of socialization. His history pre: Ruff Start Rescue and fostering is unknown; whomever adopts this classic muzzly giant must be watchful of others getting too close when they haven’t been properly introduced. Red appreciates a routine schedule and being active.  


Due to Red’s previous behaviors, his adopters must be intentional in his people and other-dog socializing to help Red understand the world around him. He would do well with an active person and or family (that is not made up of small children) and a calm living arrangement.


He loves walks, playing keep away with toys, Bully sticks, naps, deep scratches, and watching the abundant wildlife scurry around. Red is a good boy looking for his constant, loving, patient forever home. Red’s current foster treats Red’s anxiousness with some medication and they have not seen reactive behaviors since being treated, but slow introductions are a must. Red loves to cuddle and lay his head on anyone’s lap once he has gotten to know you.

An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal. 

Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!

All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).

Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.

Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744

More about Ol'Roy

Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Goofy

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