His only visitors are the volunteers, and Lisa is is most frequent companion. She decided that he'd been alone long enough, and reached out to social media to give him a chance for some exposure. She thinks Sven, who came in as a stray, without a name, would make a great dog for an older person or family with older kids. He's not high maintenance. He's now got a beautiful fur coat. He'd love to sit at your feet, waiting for a walk. He's very good on the leash. He loves playing with a ball, will sit nicely for a treat, and loves to go in his pool. Check out the slideshow to see him frolicking in the water. Typical labbie.
He's been alone so long, he's gotten used to being a solitary animal, so he may not be for you if you already have a pet, whether it's a dog or a cat. He's also got heartworm, but that's being taken care of by the Friends of Clay County Animals, to raise his adoptability level.
Sven is a dog who, to put it simply, loves 'chillaxin'. He's not going to jump up on you or your guests. He's gotten a little chunky from lack of exercise, but with some good food and attention, he'd probably slim down quickly. Speaking of exercise, he's also a typical labbie in that he may have some hip dysplasia, so he gets a bit grumpy when the vet comes around. Lisa has put him on Osteo Biflex to see if it helps him feel better. Lying on the cold floor of a shelter has to be contributing to his level of uncomfortableness, but most shelters don't have beds for their residents, so they do what they can.