It may not be the time of year for a New Year’s Resolution but that’s not stopping Garrett. This wonderful 6 year-old Lab mix male was adopted from us four years ago and recently returned because his family could no longer care for him. Unfortunately, when he came back to us in early August, he was morbidly obese, weighing a staggering and heartbreaking 103 pounds when he should weigh about 50 as he did four years ago. Faced with losing half of his body weight to get back into shape, Garrett is now in a foster home where he’s on a strict diet and exercise program. About 3 weeks into it, he’s down to about 96 pounds but still has a long way to go. This sweet boy is starting to look for his forever home but will need a person or family who will absolutely–no ifs, ands, or buts about it–commit to giving this boy a healthy lifestyle with lots of walks and a low-cal diet. Garrett is housetrained, crate-trained, excellent on the leash, and good with other dogs and likely good with kitties too. He’s an all-around great dog who is going to be feeling better each and every day as he continues to shed those extra pounds and gain more energy. Garrett does know some commands including sit, stay, down, and shake hands and is eager to learn lots more in his new home. He’s really looking forward to the day that he can go on long hikes with his new family and not be burdened by his excessive weight. Garrett’s adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Garrett. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. We have no foster homes with young children so aren’t comfortable placing any of them in a home with children less than 7 years of age. We try to respond to inquiries within 72 hours so if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame, please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.