Meet Cheers
Species Dog 
Breed Retriever, Labrador/Mix 
Age 8 years 8 months 7 days 
Gender Male 
Size Medium 
Adoption Price $50.00 
Cheers came back to SAAP after being adopted as a puppy in 2015. He loves butt scratches and is house trained. Cheers really struggles with big changes in his life, so he will need a patient adopter who will give him ample time to settle into a new life - likely several months of adjustment time. Cheers takes some time to slowly build a relationship with new people. He doesn't dislike new people, but he also doesn't make much effort to bond in the beginning. Once he does begin to feel safe, he likes to curl up on the couch and nap near you, and he happily accepts affection. When he is feeling overwhelmed or stressed, he will bark, but that reaction does diminish significantly with time.

Cheers seems genetically predisposed to lumps and bumps. He did have one cancerous mass that was completely removed upon his return to SAAP last fall. He has quite a few other lumps that the vet has determined to be fatty masses that are not of concern. Many of his siblings have had similar diagnoses and are all doing well despite the lumps.

Cheers gets easily overwhelmed by other dogs and children, and wants to go after cats, so at this time we are recommending he be adopted as an only pet to a household without kids.

If you would be interested in fostering or adopting Cheers, you can apply for either option on our website!