Raphael is a sweet, active, and playful 3-year-old Yellow Labrador mix. He was born in Russia and he clearly was someone’s pet at some point. We will never know why he found himself left on the streets with no food or shelter, alone in a freezing cold snow storm. Raphael was found by the local kids. He was exhausted, and hungry. Children brought him to their home, gave him food and water. In the morning, first thing Rafael did was to lick children’s faces and hands thanking them for his rescue. He looked at them with so much hope and love but parents decided could not stay, and he was surrendered to a high kill facility where he was doomed.
Raphael’s sweet nature, wagging tail, and friendliness to everybody was noticed by the shelter volunteers, and they called our rescue for help. We pulled him, and took him to our sanctuary in rural Russia where he started a process of transitioning to a new life:
Raphael arrived to the US and now lives with his foster family. He loves his foster Mom, but would prefer to have a family of his own.
Raphael is very handsome, with unique coloring (has freckles all over his adorable face and body). He is healthy, neutered, and up to date on vaccinations.
He would do best in an active family who loves outdoor activities. He enjoys playing with toys and collecting them from all around the house to his bed. He loves to eat and receive tasty treats. Raphael is food driven so it would be easy to train him and teach him new tricks.
It would be beneficial for Raphael to have a play buddy, preferably female. He plays with female dogs more gently, respecting their delicate nature.
Despite his terrible past, Raphael is a goofy, sweet puppy who did not stop trusting and adoring human race.
If you have room in your heart for a sweet and energetic rescue, and if your dog is looking for a playmate- please apply to adopt Raphael.Adopt Me