Oscar is a large, handsome 8 year old black Labrador who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and now needs to find a lovely permanent home. Oscar is wonderful with the two 10 year old Labrador girls in his foster home and is happy in their company. In the park, he likes to meet other dogs. He is playful but does make a growling sound when he plays which can be confusing to the resident Lab girls!
His previous owner said that Oscar hates cats but he hasn’t met any cats since coming into foster so we can’t confirm this.
Oscar hasn’t lived with children but was said to be good with the children that visited his previous home. However, as Oscar is a big clumsy lad who doesn’t know his own strength, his foster carer would be wary about him living with children. Oscar has to go down the stairs first or he will unknowingly push you down the stairs (his foster carer made that mistake twice!). And he has smacked her in the face with his huge paw (she also made that mistake twice!). He also snatches treats and has a good bark daily too. Older teenagers who are used to big dogs should be fine with him though.
Oscar’s ideal home: He needs an attentive, experienced dog owner with other dogs. He needs training for his lead walking and recall. He will thrive in the company of other dogs and he follows by example. A really large garden would also be good for Oscar.
Oscar is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated. He has just had a non-cancerous lump removed from his back leg. He is 6 kilos overweight according to the vet, so is working on losing this. (His neck measures 55cm and his chest is 90cm.) His ears will need cleaning regularly. His teeth are in perfect condition and the vet recommends that they are brushed daily.