Home. Some cats and dogs never have one to call their own. We want to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary homeless pet every week. Today, we’d like you to meet Dale, a young black Lab who’s eager to please. In September, Dale’s elderly owner tearfully handed the handsome 2-year-old pooch over […]

By Amy Jamieson
December 22, 2011 08:00 PM

Home. Some cats and dogs never have one to call their own. We want to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary homeless pet every week. Today, we’d like you to meet Dale, a young black Lab who’s eager to please.

In September, Dale’s elderly owner tearfully handed the handsome 2-year-old pooch over to the staff at The Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association in Charleston, W. Va.

“I think they just couldn’t handle him, he’s a very hyper Lab,” says shelter secretary Kim Phorsteinson.

Thankfully, the lively canine hasn’t let that sad goodbye get him down. He’s still bounding with energy and just begging to show people his skills.

“He’ll give you his paw, and he’ll speak,” says Phorsteinson. “You say speak and he’ll bark.”

Completely housebroken, great with other animals and children, Dale is really the total package – obedient, beautiful and a little charmer. “He’s friendly and he knows how to sit,” she adds.

All the 50-lb. athletic pooch needs is some outdoor space for a good jog, a warm bed to snuggle in, and of course, a caring someone to love him!

If you think Dale would light up your life, contact the The Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association for more information on how to adopt him. Black animals are $5 off every Friday.

Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Bandit.

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