I’m Rowdy Rosie, a four year old black Labrador Retriever. My name should be laid-back Rosie, because I have such a sweet, mellow temperament. I get along beautifully with my foster Lab companions, and like to sleep next to my foster parents bed. I walk easily on a leash, without pulling and love long walks. I do not like crates; probably spent too much time in them in the past. I will bark constantly if put in one. About my classic Lab appearance: I have a plush, mink-like black coat with glints of mahogany that show in bright light. I am smaller, weighing about 58 pounds. My legs are shorter than the typical field Lab, and my tail is thick and otter-like. I know “sit”, but no one bothered to teach me any other commands. But I’m a quick learner, like most Labs. I’m curious and love to check out counters. My ideal home would be one with other dogs, bigger children, and we’re not sure about cats. I’m fostered on the southwest side of Chicago.