• Octave a Male Lab type Adopted from Animatch
  • Octave a Male Lab type Adopted from Animatch
  • Octave a Male Lab type Adopted from Animatch
  • Octave a Male Lab type Adopted from Animatch


A Male Lab type presently Adopted

Update - December 17:  Octave here and guess what .... all my wishin' and hopin' paid off!  I'll be home for Christmas.  I will miss all my pals at FIC, especially Virginie Forest and Alain Bonneau, who took such good care of me for all these months, and of course the students who worked with me to make me the best dog that I can be.  I am counting down the days.  Merry Christmas everybody!



Guess who's back!  I am very sad but I know that there is a family out there for me.  Virginie and Alain of FIC* welcomed me back with open arms; in fact, Virginie thinks I am a super dog and we simply have to find the perfect match.  Please remember that it takes time for a dog to adjust to a new home.  I am great  dog -- an intelligent, active, adolescent, who is ready to share his life with a forever family.  In the meantime I will continue working hard at FIC; I want to make my new family proud.  I hope that day comes soon.  If you would like to adopt me, please fill lin the Adoption Form. 


*Ecole de Formation des Intervenants canins du Quebec


Update - July 28:  Guess who is going to his new home!!!  Yup, I'll be packing my bags and will be on my way in a few days.  I'm going to miss Virginie Forest, Alain Bonneau, and all the amazing students at FIC but my departure will make room for another dog to get the opportunity to become all that he can be.  I have learned so muich during my stay and I intend to my my new family very proud.  Please always remember, a dog is a 12 to 15 year commitment.  


Update – April 24:  Hi peeps!  This is the one and only Octave checking in from *FIC where I am proving to be an admirable student.  The family who adopts me will have a head start on all the training ahead.  Virginie Forest of FIC says that I am a smart cookie and with lots of exercise and continued education, whoever adopts me will think that they have hit the jackpot (actually, the “jackpot” part, I made up).  I continue to improve more and more every day;  I am have discovered that humans like me a heck of a lot more if I keep all four paws firmly planted on the ground and don’t use their body parts as chew toys.  I get along with other dogs but would be equally happy as your one and only.  My dream would be to be part of an active, outdoorsy, family – a human who jogs, power walks, or hikes and needs a partner would be the ultimate.  So how about you provide me with a long-term commitment to training, socializing, and heaps of love. In return I will provide you a lifetime of companionship. Sounds like you’re the real winner!  Fill in the Adoption Form and you may be the lucky one to take this smart fella home.



Hey, Octave here and they don’t come more dashing than me.  I will make an impression as soon as you lay eyes on me.  You won’t be able to resist my spell-binding eyes and this lustrous black fur which shimmers in the sun.  Now that we’ve covered how impressed you will be with my looks …. let’s get to the nitty-gritty.  I’m a 1.5-year old and I was given up because I’m too active.  What I ask did my family expect when they went out and got a Lab puppy.  If you don’t have the time, don’t do the crime of adopting a Lab.  As far as I know, I didn’t do anything wrong in my last home ... but like many of my canine pals explained, “Octave, you went from being a cute puppy to a rambunctious adolescent!“  I love all creatures (some might say a little too much) – human and canine.  I like to show my affection to humans by jumping on them and using them as a springboard.  You’ve got to love my gusto.  I can be a little mouthy but that’s my way of greeting humans and saying “I love you”.  The Volunteers just grin and say, “nothing obedience training classes can’t fix.”  Sign me up.  You and I can do this together and I promise that I will make you shine as a great dog handler and partner.  Besides, training and direction must happen every day, not just once a week at a class or when the trainer comes over.  I’d love to go running, hiking, or walking with you and I’d be very happy if you had a back yard that was completely fenced.  I will make sure that your yard is squirrel free.   It would be best if my new family had older children because I may knock little kids on their butt.  I’m still a teenager so a home where I’m not alone all day would be ideal.  If you have time, energy and of course a great home, I’m here and I’m raring to go.  If you’re looking for a happy, fun-loving, bundle of energy, I won’t disappoint you.  We can be a team.  Quickly, fill in the Adoption Form because you know I’m not going to last long!

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More Details About Octave

Status: AdoptedChildren:8 and over
Breed:Lab typeGrooming:Low
Size:Large (70 lbs)Energy:High
Age:1.5 yearsCat friendly:No
Gender:MaleDog friendly:Yes

More Details About Octave

  • Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Lab type
  • Size: Large (70 lbs)
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Grooming: Low
  • Energy: High
  • Children: 8 and over
  • Cat friendly: No
  • Dog friendly: Yes

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