Meet Rooney!


Male, Retriever Mix, 65lbs

2 years old, mostly grown


Needs basic obedience and leash training, but is very food motivated and a quick learner

Would do best in a house with no small children, based on his size and enthusiasm

Would thrive in a home with a securely fenced yard


Rooney will brighten your day with his exuberant enthusiasm at first glance. He is not the kind of dog that holds back his emotions and he will knock you off your feet with his displays of affection. Rooney has a lot of love to give and will take nothing less in return.

As any young dog, Rooney has a lot of energy, and loves to play in the yard, jumping around and giving chase to the ball. He settles down nicely after burning off his initial excitement and likes to hang out in the company of his human pals. Nothing makes Rooney happier than sitting next to you with his head on your lap, and getting as many pets as you are willing to offer. 

Although he’s had very little training, he is very clever and will pick up on commands quickly when taught. He needs a family that can provide him with structure and basic training in his daily routine.

If you have a Rooney-shaped void in your life, he’d be happy to jump right in!

Color Code: Orange

This dog is a social butterfly and loves meeting new people. The definition of outgoing, orange dogs can be described as bubbly, vibrant, and enthusiastic. An orange dog is an instant best friend!