Labradors Needing Homes

The following Labrador Retrievers are currently available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of the wonderful Labradors listed below, please complete the online application by clicking here:

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Most of the labs listed here have been abandoned for some reason. They are in need of a family who has the time to care for them, train them and live with them as a member of the family. They do not do well as totally outdoor dogs or just a friend, playmate for your child or pet. They are living animals who need a sense of being wanted, needed, and being an integral member of your family.

Laredo
Laredo- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 18 at 11:21 AM

Laredo is at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

8/18/17 Laredo loves to play with toys, chase and tug are his favorites. He still needs to gain some weight, but has no problem eating his food! Right now Laredo needs to be an only dog as he seems to not like all dogs. We have found this can change a couple of months after getting neutered (he was neutered yesterday). He is a high energy, handsome boy looking for someone to explore town with! 8/10/17 Laredo is an energetic, loving young boy waiting for his forever home!!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Cody
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Cody- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 18 at 11:19 AM

Cody is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home!

8/18/17 Well, Cody is the Brad Pitt of dogs right now at the ranch! He is SO handsome, loves everyone and every dog and is super easy going. He knows how to sit and is so motivated to make you happy. He could use some work walking on a leash but isn't awful. He seems interested in the cats, but overall fearful of them and their hisses. He's a heartthrob for sure!

8/10/17 Cody is a sweet, good natured boy who is good with other dogs and loves to be cuddled. We will know more about him very soon!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Eliza
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Eliza- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
August 18 at 11:17 AM

Eliza is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of her own!

8/18/17

Eliza is finally healthy enough to start meeting families! She really wants a family of her own. She is so easy going, loves people and wants to be loved on all the time. She will also wrestle with the younger pups or chill at your feet if that is what you are doing. She is a very sweet girl who proves just because you have a rough start doesn't mean you are damaged!!

7/27/27 Eliza has been with us for a bit and is now healthy enough to meet potential families! This girl is so willing to please and loves receiving love! She is great with dogs, wants to hang out with you wherever you go and is ready to learn some new tricks! She is a bit intense around cats, so a cat free home would be best. She is good with kids, house trained and crate trained!

7/2/17 Eliza came to us with very little hair due to fleas, but now she has this amazing dark chocolate color. She's never met a stranger,loves going wherever you, is house trained good in a crate, and knows sit.

6/15/17 Eliza recently came to HOTLR from the San Marcos shelter where she was found as a stray. She is a very happy, loving girl with some hair loss and in need of a spa day (or two!). She does enjoy other dogs and does well in a crate. She is calm in the house, house trained and does well in the crate. Eliza is not a fan of cats and will need a CAT FREE home!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Koko
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Koko- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 18 at 11:15 AM

Koko is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of her own! 8/18/17 If you are looking for a handsome, easy going boy then Koko is your man! He is great with the female dogs and some males, though he doesn't like them all. Koko enjoys chilling on the floor as I watch TV, he likes going for walks and is good in the crate. Oh, and if he is lonely he starts to howl like a wolf :)

7/27/17 I'm totally impressed at how good this dog is on leash. He was clearly taught how to heel, and pretty naturally falls in next to you. For a big boy like him that's a huge plus!

7/25/17 Koko spent his first night with his new foster Mike! He's gentle and good natured, gets along well with all the dogs in our house and is a good listener. He's got good energy, but isn't overly excitable, and has that adorable lab face that you can't help falling in love with.

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Koko.

7/20/17 Koko is awesome. He gets along with other dogs, is curious about our cats, but not mean, is great in his crate and loves to explore with us. He also howls when he is lonely, not for long, but it is very cute!

Koko is new, but we can already tell this is a great dog. He came into the Austin shelter as a stray and was one very sick dog but he has recovered nicely and is now feeling very good. He's going to make a family very happy with his love and sweet antics.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Deeks
Deeks- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 18 at 11:13 AM

Deeks is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

8/18/17 Deeks is amazing! He is going to be a star someday. He is so good with other dogs, walks around happy all of the time, house trained, loves people and kids and playing with toys.

8/15/17 Deeks is brand new to us. We will update his profile soon!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Gibbs
Gibbs- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 18 at 11:11 AM

Gibbs is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

8/18/17 What an amazing dog! Handsome, friendly with other dogs, loving and medium energy. This poor boy has pretty bad kennel cough (dog version of a cold) but he is such a trouper taking his meds! He has seen the cats and not chased them, but will be better tested once he is feeling up to his normal energy level!

8/15/17 Gibbs is brand new to us and we will update his profile soon!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Rainbow
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Rainbow- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 18 at 11:10 AM

Rainbow is at the Dog Ranch and would love a foster home until she finds her permanent home.

8/15/17 Rainbow is an extremely sweet girl. A tiny bit timid at first but loves to be loved on!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Stitch (Murphy)
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Stitch (Murphy)- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 16 at 10:20 AM

Thanks to Vicki, Del and Claire for fostering Stitch!

8/16 Murphy has been with us for close to a week and has been a great house guest. He is very calm, super sweet, crates beautifully, house trained and gets this fantastic happy look on his face when he sees you come home. He is a smaller labbie weighing in around 55lbs. We have 2 other lady labs and he's been great with them. But, mostly, Murphy just wants to be with his people. He will make someone or family a wonderful companion.

Stitch (AKA Murphy) recently came back to us after several years of being adopted, but it wasn't anything he did. He is a super sweet boy who gets along with everybody. He would be happiest with someone he could be with all day. He is totally house- and crate- trained, and has been known to swipe food off the counter. He is terribly afraid of thunder, but seems to do better with some homeopathic calming remedies.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

May
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May- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 15 at 6:00 PM

7/10/17 May is about 10 months old and so sweet. She is brand new to us but we are already in love! She is going to be small when full grown. Maybe between 30-35 pounds. She is super sweet and loves attention. She also likes to play with other dogs and is fine with cats.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Kia
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Kia- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 15 at 2:42 PM

Thank you to Peggy for fostering Kia!

8/14/17 Kia is the whole package - she's sweet, sassy, curious and cuddly all by equal measure. She can be a little shy at first blush, but she loves people and other dogs, and she's learning about the cat. Kia is house trained and rides well in the car, as well as walks nicely on a leash!

8/10/17 Kia is a super sweet dog who loves people and dogs alike! She seems fine with cats at this point, too! She is crate trained and hasn't had an accident in the house! She is slightly timid but desperately wants you to love her! Kia is heartworm positive and is available through our foster to adopt program.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Faline (Fay Lean)
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Faline (Fay Lean)- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 15 at 10:21 AM

Thank you to Leigh for fostering Faline!

7/30/17 Faline is a very sweet young pup. She is very shy but has started to play a little more after being with us for about two weeks. Humans are pretty scary to Faline but she loves our dog and would do best with another confident dog in the house to help her gain confidence. She is crate and house trained and easily sleeps through the night. She is nervous on her leash at first but will settle down after you walk for a little while. She is happiest when chasing our dog around the backyard while he plays fetch. Overall, Faline is a super sweet girl who just needs a family who is willing to put in the time and patience to gain her trust. She is a wonderful dog and will be worth the effort!

7/2/17 Faline is coming out of her shell nicely. She's still timid but willing to trust and try. Her determination to be brave wins you over! She needs a patient family with an outgoing dog looking for a side kick!

6/21/17 Faline is new to the rescue! This shy sweet girl is just a pup who really wants to be loved, but needs someone to help her come out of her shell. She does best when another friendly, confident dog can show her the way! She is a gorgeous girl who needs a little TLC to show her that the world isn't a scary place!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Madonna
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Madonna- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
August 15 at 10:18 AM

Thanks to Kye for fostering Madonna!

08/05/17 Sweet Madonna is heart worm positive. She has started taking the pretreatment medication and is doing great with that. Thankfully, she is such a chill dog that there is no problem keeping her from getting too active; although she watches longingly out the window when the kids are in the pool. She eats her own food now instead of waiting to see if she will get human food. She has not grabbed anything off the counter lately and she has shown to be easy on a leash.

7/18/17 Madonna is the most snuggle bug, velcro Lab ever! She follows you from room to room and wants to sit in your lap at every opportunity. If you don't crate (we don't), she sleeps along side you each night. She loves the pool, haven't been to a lake or river but I'm sure it's the same. She will jump in to fetch anything thrown. She is gentle with children, good with dogs, listens when called. She's still working on counter surfing and has to be encouraged to eat as she prefers human food to dog food. 7/2/17 Madonna is such an amazing dog! She's so easy to have around. Crate and house trained, knows sit and is working on down. She LOVES the water and is great with kids.

6/29/17 Madonna is brand new to us. She's kind, gentle, good with dogs and kids, calm, house trained and so patient. She is heartworm positive.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

April
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April- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 15 at 10:17 AM

April is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of her own!

8/15/17 April is such a sweet little girl! She enjoys wrestling with other dogs and cuddling with the humans. She is good in her crate and has a great joy for life!

7/25/17 April is super cute! She loves people and playing with dogs. She is a bit nervous in new situations but recovers nicely. She loves treats and training. She hasn't had an accident in the crate or house in a while, though she still jumps up on you when she is excited. Overall, if you are looking for a smaller lab, she is amazing! 7/10/17 April is brand new to us! She was owner surrendered to a shelter in Laredo and brought up to us. She is a smaller girl weighing only 35 pounds full grown. Her previous owner docked her tail, too. She is very sweet, human oriented, playful and energetic. She is crate and house trained, likes other dogs and is a lot of fun.

Thanks to Debra Hamel, Keren Alon, Sara Corwin, Bonnie Ballard, Michelle Miller, Loretta Mento, Nance Woodward, Donna Platt, Floreladiana Matusa, Phoenix Podell, Sonya Ray and Paul and LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring April! We could not save as many great Labs like April without our incredible sponsors!



If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Amburr
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Amburr- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 15 at 10:15 AM

Thanks to Mary for fostering Amburr!

7/21/17 Ambuur is a sweet girl who is a bit timid at first but so badly wants to please. She is good with cats and dogs, great in her crate and house trained. Her only bad habit so far is stealing food off of the counter. Other than that, she doesn't jump on us, is calm in the house, LOVES our 15 month old daughter and has no issue hanging out while we watch TV.

7/18/17 Amburr is brand new to us. So far, she's dog friendly, a tad nervous but enjoys being near humans and going for walks.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

BB
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BB- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 15 at 10:14 AM

Thanks to Lisa for fostering BB!

8/13 - I am fostering BB at my house with my 11 year old lab. She is SO sweet, chill nature and is dying for love and attention. I have lots of stairs at my house so we are working through her fear of going up and down. I bought her some squeak toys which took her awhile to figure out but now finds them amusing! She likes her create and goes in without having to tell her. She will need some time to be trusted unsupervised as she finds shoes to be fun to sniff and toss around! More to come as I get to know her!

8/10/17 BB is such a sweet lady! She has clearly had many, many puppies in her life and that tolerant, sweet nature of a momma has rubbed off on her! She is easy going, calm and willing to please. She is very good with dogs and so far ignores the cats.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Betty
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Betty- DOB Jan 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 13 at 9:39 PM

Betty is staying at the dog ranch and would love a foster home!

8/10/17 Betty is brand new to us. She is around 9 months old and as happy as can be. She is great with other dogs, loves being around people and does well in a crate. She is a bit jumpy and full of excitement, but some training lessons will help with this behavior!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Mickey
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Mickey- DOB April 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 13 at 2:33 PM

08/13/2017. This boy is awesome! He has got the biggest puppy dog eyes that will melt your heart. He is house broke and knows basic commands! He is the sweetest and wants nothing more than to be by your side and please you! 07/15/2017. Who you calling shy? This boy is out of his shell and is 100% awesome! He is mastering house training, sit, (lay) down,leave it and come. He is trying super duper hard on the leash but gets so distracted with it just dangling there, but he's trying! He gets along well with other dogs, cats, kids and anything else you could throw at him (except for maybe the vacuum cleaner, it's loud, but he tries to be brave). He does well in his crate, and sleeps through the night! His most favorite things are mimicking his foster brothers, chewing on bones and getting attention from the humans. Rub his belly and he will be your BFF!!! Mickey has a very sweet demeanor and will be a great addition to any family! 07/01/17 We've had Mickey for a few days and we are in love with this sweet boy! He can be shy so was overwhelmed for the first few hours but quickly acclimated to his foster home! His name should be Shadow because that's what he is! He is learning sit and basic commands. He is doing AMAZINGLY well at housebreaking (I don't even wanna say how well so as to not curse it) He is adjusting well to being in his crate! This boy is a lovebug and is eager to please! Someone will be lucky to have this sweetheart! Is it you? 6/28/17 Mickey is new to us. He and his three siblings are very sweet

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Bette
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Bette- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 1 at 11:18 AM

8/1/17 Bette has been with us for a little over a week now and is very comfortable in her foster home. She spent the first week with former foster and now family dog Wallace and they got along fine. She also met some children and behaved perfectly. Luckily she's had some training in the past and walks well on a leash and waits at the door to enter and leave. She is a big dog; I don't think she'll ever be anyone's running buddy but is so sweet and gentle that all who meet her love her at once. 7/20/17 Bette is an awesome dog. She is calm, easy going, submissive to other dogs and curious but gentle with the cats. She is very tall but so gentle and aware of her body. Her chin can almost rest on our kitchen counters! She is a go with the flow, hang out kind of dog! The funny thing about Bette is that the shelter thought she was about 8 years old, we thought she was about 6, and our vet thinks she is 5 - getting younger every day!!!

7/13/17 Bette is brand new to us. She is nice, calm and ready to love you forever! The shelter thinks she is 8, but we think she's younger, maybe 6.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Timber
Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 7 at 7:05 AM

3/15/17 Timber was rescued by HOTLR

6/7/17 Timber has been in a home with several other labs for about 2 months now. When he first arrived at his foster home he refused to leave the transporters car and each time we would try to get him out he would growl, snip then go to the other side of the car. For the first few weeks any little noise (even the sound of the toaster popping up bread) would scare him and he would run to his safe spot in a bedroom. He would do the same thing when visitors would arrive. As soon as anyone arrived at the house he would run and hide. So somebody or some unfortunate circumstance made Timber very scared of the world and humans around him.

Well, he has come a very long way in two months. He just needed to be with a pack of other dogs who could teach him some things and in a home where he felt safe and loved. He also needed to learn how to walk as a pack. We started with a harness and a leash on a 3 mile trail and now he understands how to walk off leash and come when called. This has given him much more confidence and pack awareness.

He isn't completely polished yet but he is getting there. He is housed trained and knows how to use a dog door. He is good around the house in that he doesn't tear things up and is generally calm and quiet. He doesn't know how to play ball yet but he does play well with other dogs. He needs to go to a home where will have a companion dog and get frequent walks.



If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Ringo
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Ringo- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 15 at 5:16 PM

8/15 Update - Ringo is currently in the foster to adopt program for heartworm dogs. 7/10/17 Ringo has been with us in our foster home for two weeks now and he is doing great. Seriously this boy is the easiest lab. He is very quiet in the house and just wants to hang out at your feet when your watching TV or working at your desk. He does not try to get on the furniture and he crates really easy, even if he doesn't care for it. Ringo is good with our two senior dogs and has been great with our cat only sniffing her on occasion and ignoring her other than that. He does have a little bit of get up and go if he sees a squirrel but he has yet to show us what a full blast run is. He walks well on a leash with very little pulling. Ringo has a beautiful soft coat and will come over to us every now and then to get some love and then its back to relaxing. Ringo has had zero accidents in our house and he is now using the dog door. He also rides well in our car. Sometimes we have to look in the back to see if he is still with us, since he just lays down. It doesn't get much better than this sweet boy so if you are looking for a mellow companion to take walks with and hang out this is it.

7/2/17 Ringo is such a good natured dog! He's calm, cool and collected in every situation. No stress in this boy! His easy going demeanor will when your heart!

6/10/17 Ringo is new to us but we already know he is such a sweet, gentle boy. He is great with other dogs, does well in the crate, loves to cuddle and stick by your side. He is heartworm positive.

HOTLR pays for ALL heartworm treatment even once our labs go home. To learn more about heartworm treatment, or adopting a dog with heartworms, email us. HOTLR dogs who are heartworm positive are eligible for foster to adopt situations.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

Libby
Libby- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 15 at 10:19 AM

7/26/17 Libby is brand new to is. She's good with cats and dogs. A bit hesitant inside but adjusting well! Libby is heartworm positive and will start treatment soon. More info soon!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application

As dogs are adopted and room becomes available we take more in. At this time we are completely filled up and do not have enough foster homes to rescue all of the Labs in this area, and north and south of Austin. There are several at Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, and other Shelters around the area, we will consider as space becomes available. Please put the Labs in Shelters, on your list for consideration. If you find a Lab you would consider adopting in one of the shelters, we would be happy to meet you. Our Rescue group will be available to answer any questions you may have or to help you work through any problems you may experience with your adopted Lab, whether you adopt from us, or one of the shelters. Also consider the dogs below.

There are additional dogs listed at the below link which are also available for adoption. These dogs are privately owned dogs and are NOT affiliated with HOTLR. Do NOT contact HOTLR to get more info on these dogs, as this is a service we provide to people trying to place labs. Please contact the individual dog's contact information to arrange to meet the dog. HOTLR does not vouch for any of these dogs, as they have not been evaluated by any HOTLR Volunteers.

Click here to see Heart of Texas Lab Rescue Referrals