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:

Online Adoption Application

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.

Franny
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Franny- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
6 hours 0 minutes ago

Thanks to David for fostering Franny. 6/2/17 Franny is amazing! Quiet, good with dogs, ok with cats, loves people. Walks easy on leash. Sweet, near perfect.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Ringo
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Ringo- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
June 22 at 10:30 AM

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

Avery
Avery- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 22 at 10:28 AM

6/21/17 Avery just arrived from the Waco shelter. She is a super friendly girl who is loving and very excited about life! She is great with other dogs and fine in a crate. More info soon!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Louise
Louise- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
June 22 at 10:26 AM

6/21/17 Louise is brand new to us. She is a sweet wiggly girl who is great with other dogs, loves people and is fine in a crate. A real sweet heart who will make a great addition to any family!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Golda
Golda- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 22 at 10:24 AM

6/21/17 Golda recently joined our rescue. She loves other dogs but is reserved with humans. She really wants people to love her, but is nervous about approaching you. She does best when there is another dog around who can show her the ropes. She needs a patient person and a friendly dog to welcome her into their home and she will be loyal forever!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Faline (Fay Lean)
Faline (Fay Lean)- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 22 at 10:19 AM

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
Eliza
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Eliza- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
June 22 at 10:17 AM

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
Gus
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Gus- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 21 at 5:37 PM

6/15/17 Gus is a great guy who likes other dogs, loves water and is good with kids. He is a larger lab who still pulls on the leash but is working hard on learning leash manners! He is good in a crate and house trained. If you are looking for an active buddy who will hang with you wherever you go, he may be your guy! 6/21/17 Gus is doing great! He loves to take morning walks and come home to lounge in the pool. He's been perfect with our two toddlers. He's very interested in the cats, but hasn't been aggressive. He is a very smart boy who knows come, sit, and down. He is getting better and better at walking on the leash and he does well with his easy walk harness. Gus is a sweet, smart, affectionate, family dog!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Scottie
Scottie- DOB April 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 20 at 8:40 PM

NOTE: All puppies under 6 months of age have a $350 adoption fee.

Thanks to Fran and Robert for fostering Scottie!

06-20-17 Where has the time gone. I am growing like a Texas weed! I had my 2nd visit to the vet's office. I stood on the scale like a big puppy. The vet did give me medicine for an infection on my left hind leg. I think I picked it up at the shelter. Because my foster mom noticed a bare spot on my thigh, during my 1st bath (next evening after I arrived). I now sit on command. I am still new at this command bit, but I am eager to please my foster parents. Life is good on the homestead. First thing in the morning is potty time. If I awake before my foster parents & need to go, I bark (dog language) to take me out. Then I eat, I am a healthy eater. We take a stroll and then I sit next to my foster mom while she drinks her coffee & reads. If I still have energy I play with my toys. My foster siblings give me space & I am learning to give them theirs. I take naps to grow big & strong. I take about 2-3 short walks around the property. My foster mom is teaching me manners. I want to be a good labby student. As much as I love my foster home, I long for my fur ever home. If you would like to see me chilling at home; ask my foster mom. She is camera crazy, but I do not mind. I had a big day out this week. I went to Petco. The employees and other shoppers wanted to pet me. Of course, I loved the attention & let them. My big foster sibling (Sepp) showed me the ropes. I learned to follow foster mom, to sit or lie down while she picks out our food. If you behave you get treats. Scottie is a joy to foster. He is becoming such a handsome lab and wants to please. He is everything you could want in a puppy. He runs to you when he is called. He has olive green eyes that just melts my heart. Scottie is a happy lab. He is so loving & giving with his lab kisses.

5-29-17 Happy Memorial Day! I couldn't think of a better day to post. American freedom, hot dogs, and hounds are the heart of America! Scottie (along with his sibling Sulu) took their FREEDOM RIDE just in time to celebrate Memorial weekend. Scottie came to us on the evening of 5-25-17. He is up-to-date on vaccines and dewormed. Scottie is our little tank (body size & stanz). He loves to play with his sibling. He gets along with his foster siblings & cats. Scottie is learning house rules, crate training & potty training. He is taking it all in with enthusiasm. Scottie's crate is in his bedroom, he has learned to sit at his bedroom door when he is hungry. He is one smart puppy. I hope you will find a place in your loving home for this cute pie. Scottie is named after a fiction character lieutenant commander, became chief engineer under Capt. James T. Kirk, U.S.S. Enterprise.



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

Sgt. Pepper
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Sgt. Pepper- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 19 at 9:41 AM

6/10/17 Sgt. Pepper came to us from Laredo. He is a sweet boy who does well with other dogs, is good in the crate and wants nothing more than your love! Don't let the awful pictures fool you, he is very handsome, on the smaller size around 55 pounds. He needs to gain about 5 pounds.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Manny
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Manny- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 14 at 11:45 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Manny

6-14-17 Manny is a dream! Sweet, loving, playful boy that loves dogs is fine with cats and is just an awesome dog. He loves to wrestle and play with othe dogs. Runs and plays with kids and is losing weight nicely.

6-4-17 - Manny came in with his sibling Wally. Both are overweight and need to get healthy. Both have super sweet dispositions and are typical Labradors. He is amazing with dogs. Such a neutral boy and other dogs love him. He is so loving and willing to go wherever you go. He needs to lose about 15 pounds. He is crate and house trained, is ignoring the cats and loves the human baby. This is a dream boy!

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

Timber
Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 7 at 6:05 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

Major
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Major- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 4 at 4:51 PM

5/14/17 Major has been with us a few days now and what a personality this dog has! He is not only huge in size, but huge in the love he has to give, too! He loves to play fetch, is great playing with other dogs his size and smaller. He might need a home without cats as they tend to look like furry balls flying through the air. He is house and kennel trained, though he does need to stay in a plastic crate as he has chewed up a metal one.

5/4/17 Major is brand new to us and we are already in love! This handsome boy is large and muscular and full of love. He is great with dogs and people. Loves to run and play and get lots of loving. He is young, just over a year, and likes to chew! He is crate trained and hasn't had an accident in the house of yet.

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

Wally
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Wally- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 4 at 2:17 PM

Thanks to Michelle and family for fostering Wally.

6/4/17 - Wally is a three year old dog who was obviously fed too much and got little to no exercise since he weighs in at 120lbs. He is on a serious diet and rehab to become a healthy dog. He came in with his sibling Manny who is not quite as overweight but also needs to get healthy. Great looking dogs who deserve long healthy lives.

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

Butch
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Butch- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 1 at 2:48 PM

Thank you Rebecca for fostering Butch!

4/18/17 Butch is a super sweet boy who loves everyone! He is good with dogs, likes fetch and does well in the house. He will follow you around the house just to keep you company. He LOVES food and will be a fun dog to train!

3/30/17 Butch is brand new to HOT lab. So far, we know he is super sweet and loving, good with dogs, met my cats-sniffed them with a high tail and stiff body but then moved on to something more interesting. He likes playing fetch, playing with other dogs and will follow me around. He is way too skinny, eats anything he can find, and is heartworm positive. He is up for foster-to-adopt program because of his heartworms. He is crate trained and has yet to have an accident in the house. He is smaller weighing 50 pounds, needing to add another 7-10 to his body.

Butch is Heartworm positive and undergoing treatment. HOTLR pays for all heartworm treatment even once the dog goes home. Ask us about fostering/adopting a HW+ dog!

Thanks to Lynnea Green and LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Butch! We could not save as many great Labs like Butch without our incredible sponsors!



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

Cleo
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Cleo- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 30 at 1:25 PM

Thank you Doug for fostering Cleo. Cleo is a sweet young female that recently had puppies. She is missing a back foot but that does not slow her down much. Cleo is ready to find a forever home and the family she deserves.

5/29/2017 Perhaps the first thing you notice about Cleo is that she is missing her right rear foot. She has been with me for a little over a week and it did not take long to realize that she is not looking for pity. Instead, she looks forward to eating with great gusto, taking walks, wrestling with her canine sister and the sighting of a squirrel. Hang on tight when she sees a squirrel; Cleo is convinced she can catch them all. Things you need to know about her: 1) she is extremely sweet and happy, 2) she likes attention and belly rubs, 3) she is young and a chewer; I am looking for the right toy(s) to distract her, 4) she has a high prey drive. Currently, she pays no attention to one of my cats and wants to chase the other. 5) because of the chewing and the interest in cats I crate her when not with her.



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Randy
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Randy- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 26 at 12:34 PM

5/24/17 Randy is doing so well. Such an easy going boy. He still jumps with excitement, but does know sit. We have had several storms this past week and he hasn't shown any anxieties!! He was even playing in the rain during the last storm.

5/15/17 Randy is a sweet, gentle boy great with dogs, kids and ignores cats! He is good in the house, good in a crate (though the last storm gave him some anxiety) and all around fun, fairly well behaved pup!

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

Handsome
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Handsome- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 13 at 10:47 AM

Thank you Kye for fostering Handsome!

Handsome is a sweet, smart boy! He had a couple accidents when he first arrived in our home but since then has been completely house trained. He sleeps on a dog bed next to our bed and will go with us from room to room during the day. He is a cuddle dog and likes to curl up into a tight little ball and lay next to you. We have left him alone during the day with our other dog and there have been no problems with his behavior or between them. They eat next to each other with no conflict. Our dog is a very passive dog so not sure how he would be with a more dominant dog. He loves to play catch and is working on returning. He listens well - on several occasions he has been in our front yard and will go to explore neighbors yards but comes when called. He pulls on a regular leash and does better with a harness. We are still working on walking gently.

This dog is so affectionate, and always wants to be in the same room with one of us. He is very quiet and we have only heard him bark on 2 occasions - once when the neighbor was working along our fence and once when a friend came to the house late at night and rang the bell. We have a pool and he has not gone near it (yet). I have given him a bath and he did not love it but he tolerated it without problems. He rides super well in a car, appears to enjoy it and will get in on command. He likes to curl up in the front seat.

We do not have cats so I can't speak to how he would do with them. We do have 2 children, ages 10 and 11, and they get along fine. Overall, he seems to be a great, mellow, playful boy. We're enjoying fostering him.

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