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10 Reasons to Adopt a Big Black Dog

10 Reasons to Adopt a Big Black Dog

10. We cannot clash with your furniture or clothing (and some of you actually worry about that).

9. We cannot clash with any collar you might choose either! Ditto for the bandannas. Accessorize us!

8. Ease of vacuuming! You can quickly spot the areas of most urgent need.

7. We hide the dirt well (doesn’t mean we don’t need that bath after a messy play but your guests won’t be able to see it so quickly).

6. We make an excellent “backdrop” for a second lighter colored dog (if you choose to have one).

5. Availability! We are available now at every shelter or rescue you can imagine, in every age bracket with no long waiting lists or difficult search.

4. No annoying queries of “exactly what kind of dog is that anyhow?” People are content with “big black dog” and don’t ask anymore questions.

3. EXCELLENT night walk protection. The “bad guy” won’t see us till its too late!

2. Status symbol potential. Black pearls are the most costly you know……



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Happy Tails, Lila


It’s really neat to see how quickly she’s starting to come out of her shell. We borrowed our neighbor’s kiddie pool. She somewhat enjoyed it, but I think she was a little too nervous to be totally comfortable with playing in it or even to know exactly what to do with it. We got it out last weekend and she had a ball!

She was leaping and flopping down in the water with her ball. It was so funny and cute! She is finally starting to let go of some of her “worries” and just be a happy Labbie! We are looking forward to further adventures with her and are very grateful Heartland Lab Rescue found and rescued her!

– Jim & Darcy

Happy Tails, Lucy!

lucyWe love Lucy! Thank you so much for rescuing sweet Lucy and for the opportunity to welcome her into our home. She’s a perfect fit in our family and we all absolutely adore her. She is incredibly sweet, calm and gentle.

She is wonderful with kids, walks great on a leash, catches the frisbee, plays fetch with the ball, likes car rides, loves her stuffed animal “friend”, and enjoys being by our side as much as we enjoy having her by our side. We cannot possibly understand how she became homeless! Thank you for your commitment and devotion in finding these precious labs a forever family!

~ the Yarbroughs~