Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:20384564
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Size Potential: Large
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Cats? No
  • Good with Dogs? Yes

Busch is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Busch

Busch is a 2 year old male Black Lab mix who weighs in at 60 pounds.  This dog's adoption fee is $450.  If you are still interested, please read more below.

Busch made his way all the way from Beaumont, Texas to Illinois where he has blossomed into a happy go-lucky dog who loves to greet you with with kisses and tail wags when you wake up and when you come home from work. He would love a running buddy or an avid walker to explore the world with.  Busch is a very athletic dog, and he doesn't let an old knee injury slow him down a bit!  However, you can catch him favoring his leg when he is standing still sometimes.  This has been managed with occasional anti-inflammatory meds.

Busch does great while his foster mom is away at work and sleeps all through the night. He has quickly picked up commands such as "sit" and "drop it".  He can be timid and wary of meeting new people, but once he realizes you want to be his friend, he will eagerly accept your affections. 


Busch has been a great playmate with other dogs in his past life in Texas, but he seems a little wary of meeting four legged friends on walks, so a slow introduction would be best. Cats, on the other hand, look a little too much like the squirrels and bunnies he likes to chase, so a home without a cat may be best. 


Busch has been treated for heartworm and needs to be kept quiet for the next 30 days.  After that, he will have no remaining negative health effects from the heartworm.  

Busch is microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken, and neutered.  This dog's family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you are interested in adopting this dog, fill out an Online Application today!  Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Busch

  • Color: Black
  • Coat length: Short
  • Foster: TeMaJ

Busch is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!