A Labrador Retriever named Francesca is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Labrador Retriever / Collie / Mixed (medium coat)
Primary Breed: Labrador Retriever
Secondary Breed: Collie
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Sex: Female

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required
Prefers no cats

Sanctuary visit is preferred but not required

Francesca has lots of energy, an active imagination and a strong desire to do everything at once. Born in 2015, she's an ace at agility training. The sport helps her channel her energy and organize her thoughts. When she's comfortable with someone, Francesca is a love bug. But at first she can be shy and hesitant, with a tendency to run when she is scared or uncertain. She'll do best in an active home, with a person who can give her lots of guidance and help her feel safe. Currently, flying is not the best option for Francesca, so she would like to find a home without cats within driving distance of the Sanctuary.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.