LebTown features a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.

This week, meet Gunnison N.P. McAteer!


Gunnison, or “Gunny” for short, is a 7-month-old fox red Labrador retriever who was “born and raised right here in Lebanon County,” says owner Robert McAteer.

He was named after Robert’s favorite national park, he explains — namely Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a steep-walled gorge in western Colorado. “Gunny is also appropriate because his older brother is a gunner’s mate in the United States Coast Guard,” Robert adds.

“Gunny like all Labs is full of energy and loves to play,” he says. “He loves his tennis balls and enjoys a spirited game of tug-of-war. He’s a big fan of peanut butter and is always ready to greet any visitor. At night he enjoys the peaceful solitude of his crate. He’s eager to join his family camping this summer when it warms up a bit.”


Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

To nominate your pet, email pets@lebtown.com and include:

  • Your name and your pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed if applicable
  • A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
  • And of course—pictures! Feel free to send high-quality attachments or a link to an online storage service.

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Tom has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades. In his spare time, he plays fiddle with the Irish band Fire in the Glen, and he reviews music, books and movies for Rambles.NET. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and has four children: Vinnie, Molly, Annabelle and Wolf.


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