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Sweet, Old Boy Surrendered By His Family When They Moved Away

Update 7/3/2023: Rigby has been adopted!

King County, WA – A sweet, old boy named Rigby finds himself in need of a new home at nine years of age because his family surrendered him to an animal shelter in King County, Washington. Rigby’s owners told the shelter staff at Regional Animal Care Services (in Kent) that they were moving; sadly Rigby was not part of those plans.

Sweet, old boy surrendered to shelter
Sweet, old boy surrendered to shelter

On Thursday, a Washington rescue organization created a social media post on Rigby’s behalf, sharing insight to the senior dog’s personality:

His former owner reported Rigby gets along with everyone he meets and is a very happy dog! He’s food motivated, crate trained and has been an indoor dog for most of his life (and it should stay that way!). He does pull on leash but has no other training challenges. He is microchipped, up to date on vaccines, neutered and such a good boy who is hoping to leave the shelter to join his new family soon!

You can help this handsome senior dog find a new family by sharing his adoption information. You can find Rigby’s adoption profile at this link to the shelter’s website.

Description: Black

Neutered Male Labrador Retriever / Mix Dog

Rigby (Animal ID: A689140)

Age: 9 YEARS

Adoption Fee: $150.00

Current Location: King County Pet Adoption Center 21615 64TH AVE S KENT, WA 98032

Please note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter. Animal Victory is not the point of contact and has no affilation with this dog, or this shelter. Thank you.

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  1. Can’t understand giving a family member away. He could travel in the car, plane or boat. Leaving him at a kennel Sucks. That’s not how you treat a loyal, loving family member. Can only hope your new life sucks! And please don’t get another dog, cat or even a gold fish. You don’t deserve their love or loyalty

  2. How can I Foster him and maybe adopt him later on if he gets along with my yellow Labrador retriever I’m in new York long island and labs don’t live a long life but I can give him a loving home for the rest of his time I’m know everything about the Labrador retriever it’s the only breed I’ve ever owned



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