Dog Details

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Labrador Retriever (short coat)
Large Young Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 21-0336

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Ben

  • Fence Required: Any Type
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Cats
  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Older/ considerate kids only
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Ben

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • Intelligent
  • Skittish



  • DOB:  10/26/2020
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, needs another dog
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: older respectful children, yes
  • Weight: 45 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:  Yes
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area.  Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello, my name is Ben. I am an incredibly handsome young adult male Lab who loves to run around the fenced yard playing chase with my canine buddies, frolic in the grass, eat apple biscuits, play with my stuffed bear and chomp on chew toys. Typical lab, right?

I have a wonderful smile when my people talk to me, I lovingly show it off with some happy butt wiggles. Hey, if you’ve got it…flaunt it is what I always say!! I do my personal business outside, I know what ‘leave it’ and ‘outside’ mean, and I am crate trained but my body freezes when I’m on leash/harness which is another reason I need to have a fenced yard at my forever home. I am always respectful of those whack-ya-in-the-face things you humans call ‘cats’ and I get along great with other dogs. I have not met any kids, so I'd do best in a home with older, respectful kids - or just adults who understand I'm a bit shy. You see, I spent the first year of my life with a breeder and so many things are new to me. I know there are fun adventures out there, I just need someone patient to show me all about them. 

Although I am trying very hard to be brave, I need to have a confident dog my size in my new home who will help me learn to trust humans. Having a companion dog will be amazing to show me how to get on a routine and that people are good. The people with treats are especially good! That said, I am making great strides every day with my people and have even invented a new game I like to call “Boop-Boop Ditch” where I will sneak up behind her, boop her with my nose then run away! Hee, hee!! It’s a lot of fun and truth be told, I think my people like that game too!

Anyway, I have an enormous heart that is overflowing with love that I dream of sharing with a patient family who promises to shower me with unconditional love and not give up on me. Are you ready to welcome an amazing guy into your life? I’m so excited to start my new life and I really hope YOU will be my new family!! Love and Boops, Ben

Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home. 

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