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.

Genesis
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Genesis- DOB 4-16-15
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:09 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Genesis!

1/18/19 Genesis has come out of her shell and is starting to see what being a Lab is all about. She sleeps through the night in her crate, gets along with other dogs, and is starting to play fetch! She does think that all countertops should be thoroughly investigated, so if you're a messy housekeeper she might not be a good fit.

12/15/18 Genesis is new to us and looking for a foster home while she waits for a forever family. She was rescued from a retired breeder and is somewhat shy at the moment and craving all the attention. She will be a wonderful addition to any family when she learns her new environment. We will post more information as we get to know her. Stay tuned.....

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

Diva
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Diva- DOB 6/12/12
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:06 PM

Thank you Lynn for fostering Diva!

1/18/19 Diva is heartworm positive, so is available for our foster-to-adopt program. She'll be great with it since her favorite activity is hanging out on the couch with her person!

12/15/18 Diva is new to us. She is a smaller Lab and as sweet as can be. She loves to snuggle and wants to be a lap dog or is trying to make up for all the attention she missed before we rescued her.

1/14/19 Diva has settled in comfortably in her new foster home with Lynn. She had a full day with a trip to the vet, PetSmart, and a nice long walk around her new neighborhood. She walked great and ignored other dogs that barked at her from behind wrought iron fences and sat patiently as her new foster Mom introduced her to neighbors and chatted for a bit. As you can see from the first pic, she enjoys a "cushy" lifestyle on sofas and chairs. She is very quiet, no barking yet, even when we had a visitor. 1/17/19 We went to the dog park today and had fun. After a brief trial off-leash, we leashed up again since Diva doesn't yet recognize or respond to commands very well. She made a lot of new acquaintances though, both large & small without any problems. She is definitely a counter-surfer so we're trying to work on that. I'm using the crate with her while I'm away til she gets a bit more used to her foster digs. She is not a fan of the crate and moans in protest as I leave, but she goes in without a problem. She is defintely house-broken and sleeps through the night without problem in an easy chair next to my bed. Everyone she meets just adores her!

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

Belle
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Belle- DOB 8/7/11
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:04 PM

Belle is currently staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own!

1/17/19 Belle is working on walking on the leash. She still likes to jump up on everyone, but is getting better at calming down. She needs to go to a home without young children as she tries to snatch whatever is in your hands in case it is a ball. She is great in a crate and loves to carry toys in her mouth.

1/1/19 Belle is such a sweet dog! She loves to fetch, though can't find it some of the time. She is a bouncy middle aged girl that proves "8 is the new 2!" She is good with other dogs as long as they don't try to steal her ball. She is good in a crate and potty trained. She would be better with older children as she is a bit mouthy if you pull on her or she is reaching for a toy.

12/15/18 Belle is 8 year old Golden Retriever that was rescued with a group of Labradors.

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

Blackie
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Blackie- DOB 11/29/13
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:02 PM

Thank you Margaret for fostering Blackie!

1/18/19 Blackie has come a long way in the past month. She absolutely wants nothing more than to be with her person, and she gets along with other dogs. She's working on being able to give people enough space to walk, but that is a work in progress as she thinks sitting directly in front of you is the best place to be.

1/10/19 Blackie is an incredible dog. She wants nothing more than to sit next to you and give you all the love she can. She is good with other dogs, though likes to chase cats. She is quiet, easy going, a bit needy, but overall gentle and kind. She is good with kids and would love to be part of your family.

1/1/19 Blackie is as sweet and kind as they come! She is a smaller girl, around 50 pounds, and has never met a stranger. She is good with other dogs, good in a crate and will make you smile every time you look at her!

12/15/18 Blackie was rescued today and is looking for a foster home until she finds her forever family! We will post information and pictures soon. Please stay tuned.

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

Banks
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Banks- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 3:59 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Banks!

1/18/19 Banks gets along with other dogs and loves to play fetch. He sleeps quietly through the night in his crate.

1/16/19 Banks was rescued today and is looking for his forever home. He is HW+ and will be available through our Foster-to-Adopt program. HOTLR will pay for his treatments while you care and love him through it. He is a sweet boy and ready to meet YOU! We will post more information as we get to know him.

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

Tinley
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Tinley- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 17 at 2:23 PM

1/15/19 Tinley was spayed today and moved in with her new foster, Stacey. Tinley has learned her name and Sit this week. She is a little hesitant to go into her crate, but is quiet and sleeps through the night once in there. She is getting used to our home and her foster siblings and also learned the doggy door. She is a beautiful Lab and will benefit from an active family or playmate in addition to obedience training.

Tinley joined HOTLR on 1/11/19! She is a typical energetic and friendly Lab. She is crate trained, dog and kid friendly!

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

Tinsel
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Tinsel- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 15 at 7:51 PM

Thank you Jeff and Isabella for fostering Tinsel!

1-10-19 She is loving all the attention in her new foster home. She walks great on a leash and enjoys a short run too. She is dog friendly, house and crate trained.

1/15/19 Tinsel is the sweetest girl. she loves to roll around in the grass and go for runs and is such a cuddle bug. she loves to ride in the car too!

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

Berries
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Berries- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 14 at 12:45 PM

1/14/19 Berries has been with her foster Mike for about a week now and she's doing great. Very friendly and always full of great energy and would love to play with other dogs if she was allowed (she has to keep her activity down due to her heartworm treatment). She's an expert snuggler, and her favorite part of the day is curling up on the couch and watching bad TV with her foster dad. She's smart, but hasn't been taught good manners and is still learning how to behave on a leash and sit like a good girl, but she's a quick learner and doesn't mind getting lessons for treats.

1/09/19 Berries is a little shy at first when meeting new people or new dogs but quickly warms up. Once she does she's full of energy and wants to just jump for joy. She's got a lot to learn when it comes to manners with both people and dogs but makes up for her transgressions with her great personality.

Berries is heartworm positive and is part of our foster to adopt program. We pay for her treatment while she gets to live with her forever family!

1/6/19 Berries was rescued today and is enjoying her new foster home with Mike & Lauren and several foster fur friends. She is very sweet, dog friendly, does good in a crate and appears to be house trained.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Suri
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Suri- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 13 at 12:49 PM

Suri is currently living at the ranch and would love a foster home while she waits for her forever home.

1/13/19 Suri is so playful and loving. She is a bit rambunctious for small children, but good for middle aged kids! She is great in a crate, house trained and so ready for someone to love her forever. She knows sit and would love to go to some training classes with you!

12/25/18 Suri is such a friendly, excited girl. She loves to wrestle and play. She will sit next to you and get pet for hours or go for a 5 mile walk with you! She is great in a crate, seems house trained and knows sit.

11/24/18 Suri is an exuberant young girl who loves everyone, well maybe not cats, but humans and dogs are awesome. Suri is good in her crate and plays well with the other dogs. She's very muscular and pulls hard on her leash, but we're working on that. She is young and easily excited, but calms down quickly!

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


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

Clemson
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Clemson- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 13 at 12:46 PM

Clemson is living at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

1/13/19 Clemson is around 11 months old and is a gem! He is a taller lab with slightly longer hair, maybe a lab/golden retriever mix or lab/Pyrenees mix. He is stunning! He adores children and is so gentle and kind with them. He is amazing with other dogs and loves to play. He is good in the crate and seems house trained.

1/11/19 Clemson was rescued today and is living at the Ranch until he is neutered. He will be needing a foster home to help prepare him for his new life with a forever family. He is approximately 2 years old, great with smaller kids and dog friendly. He is crate trained and knows "Sit". He is tall, dark and handsome and would love to join your family!

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

Lawrence
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Lawrence- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 13 at 12:38 PM

Lawrence is living at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

1/13/19 Lawrence is incredible! What his pictures don't show is he is stunning! Calendar quality English Lab! He is warm and loving, gentle with young kids and great with other dogs.

1/11/19 Lawrence was rescued today. He is approximately 2 years old. He is living at the Ranch until he is neutered and then will be needing a foster home until he finds his forever home. He is crate trained, kid and dog friendly and a sweet gentle young Lab.

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

Rosebud
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Rosebud- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 12 at 5:31 PM

Thank you Jim for fostering Rosebud!

1/12/19 Rosebud has finished her heartworm treatments and is looking for someone to devote herself to. She has been a great foster, fully housebroken and happy to sleep in her enclosure at night. She loves to play with her toys and is a pro at retrieving the tennis ball. She's not a fan of water so far. She LOVES treats and baby carrots and is very trainable. She knows all the basic commands and has already even mastered the out-of-sight stay. She is a great hiker and afterwards, a champion napper. We didn't get time to work on her up-close reactiveness to other dogs on the leash, but passing other dogs was no problem. She shows mild separation anxiety (but never destructive), so she might be better in a home where she has people to dote on all day long. She has a lot of love to give!

10/9/18: Rosebud is SUCH a sweet girl! She's calm, petite, affectionate, house trained, crates beautifully, and sits nicely for treats. Rosebud is heartworm positive and is part of our foster to adopt program. We pay for her treatment while she gets to live with her forever family!

October 2018: Rosebud was just rescued and looking for her forever family. She is getting her medical evaluation soon and will be ready for a foster home until she gets adopted. She is a beautiful 4 year old. We will post more on Rosebud as we get to know her. Stay tuned......

Thanks to Suzanne Franklin for sponsoring Rosebud! We could not save as many great Labs like Rosebud without our incredible sponsors!


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

Penelope
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Penelope- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 12 at 5:28 PM

Thank you Janet and Tommy for fostering Penelope!

1/12/19: Penelope was rescued from the Aransas County Animal Shelter in Rockport. She is a smaller lab weighing in at 58 pounds. She loves to cuddle. She walks fantastic on a leash - no pulling at all, and walks by your side. She gets along great with our two dogs. Unfortunately, we found out that she is heartworm positive. Penelope would love to be in a forever home for her heartworm treatment. You can foster-to-adopt her before the treatments begin and all of the costs are paid for by HOTLR. She would love to be with her forever family as she goes through her treatment! Ask to meet Penelope at the next Meet and Greet!

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

Camo
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Camo- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 11 at 3:58 PM

1/8/19 Camo is new to us and looking for a foster family to love and prepare him for his forever home. He is approximately 1 1/2 years old and very sweet and dog friendly. Stay tuned for more information and pictures.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Cash
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Cash- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
January 9 at 8:39 PM

1/3/19: Cash has completed his heartworm treatment and 30 day rest period and is ready to join a loving family. We feel he would do best as an only dog and he will shower you with his cuddle love and affection. 8/1/18: Thank you Damaris and Jose for fostering Cash!

7/28/18 Cash is so gentle and sweet! He loves carrying stuffed animals around wherever he goes. He's great in the crate and walks nicely on a leash. If you're looking for a chill cuddle bug, Cash is your dog!

Cash loves car rides, walks good on a leash and is crate trained. He is Heartworm positive and will begin treatment mid September - October. Cash is available to Foster to Adopt!

7/10/18 Cash was rescued today! He is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home while he waits for his forever home! He is around 6 years old, loves toys and balls and is good in a crate. We will post more as we get to know Cash.

Thanks to Vance McCool for sponsoring Cash! We could not save as many great Labs like Cash without our incredible sponsors!


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

Lady
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Lady- DOB 11/11/12
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 9 at 8:37 PM

Thank you Peggy K for fostering Lady!

12/31/18 Lady is excited about the coming of the New Year and all that it will bring. Already things have taken a real turn for the better for her and she's been very busy experiencing lots of "firsts" - including enjoying her first Christmas indoors with a family! Lady's sweet (and slightly goofy) personality is really coming out now and she's learning delightful new things daily. Lady is heartworm positive and is part of our foster to adopt program. We pay for her treatment while she gets to live with her forever family!

12/22/18 Lady is ready for the holiday season! She's dressed all in red and has a happy bright smile. Lady has just transferred to her foster home and is learning the joys of being a house dog. Check back for more updates as she settles in!

12/15/18 Lady is a Golden Retriever that we rescued along with a group of Labradors from a retired service dog breeder. She is looking for a foster home until she finds her forever home.

Thanks to Kimberly Horton for sponsoring Lady! We could not save as many great dogs like Lady without our incredible sponsors!


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

Daffodil
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Daffodil- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 3 at 2:57 PM

Thank you Jason for fostering Daffodil!

12/11/18 Daffodil is the ultimate puppy at the perfect age! At 8 months old she sleeps through the night beautifully and enjoys learning! She is such a happy girl that loves to cuddle and play. She walks well on a leash, is good with kids, and is always ready to play!

11/27/18 - Daffodil was rescued on 11/25/18 and is staying at the ranch right now, but would love to be in a foster or forever home! Daffodil is a sweet, energetic and pretty girl. We estimate her age to be about 8 months old. Watch for more info as we get to know her better.



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Aspen
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Aspen- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 3 at 2:39 PM

12/26/18 Thank you Amanda for fostering Aspen.

12/10/18 Aspen is a sweet boy who is working so hard at self control. He knows sit and down and loves hanging out with you. He is the ultimate young, large boy ready for his life's adventure.

11/24/18 Aspen is a goofy boy who enjoys playing fetch and getting belly rubs. He knows sit and is eager to learn more. He is a large(98 pounds) boy and a very strong puller on leash. He's good in a crate and good with other dogs.

11/6/18 Aspen was rescued today! He is approx. 1 year old and a large, handsome young Lab. He is currently residing at the Ranch, but would love to crash with a foster family until he is adopted for his forever family! We will post more about him as we get to know him.

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

Royal
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Royal- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
12/31/2018 7:16 PM

Thank you to Sandy and Rob for fostering Royal.

Royal is a beautiful 2 year old. He is very sweet and loving and great with dogs. He knows sit, shake and lay and walks great on a leash. He does have some separation anxiety so he would do best with a family with another dog and/or someone that works from home.

12/16/18 We have had Royal for 1 week & just adore him! He is a love bug. ❤️ He is very sociable, loves people, other dogs, great on walks, at dog parks, sleeps through the night, no accidents & gets into a quick routine. He does best with another dog. He will make some family very happy...he never meets a stranger.

12/31/18 Well, Royal was VERY close to being a "Foster Fail". But we as fosters realize we have more dogs to help! He is pretty much perfect, we love his fun personality. He loves his toys, walks, people, giving hugs and kisses and more. We took him to the dog park a few times and he did great with all the dogs and even off leash. Royal loved his 1st trip to the beach too. He is ready to meet his family. :)

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

Lincoln
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Lincoln- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
12/03/2018 8:24 PM

Thanks to Laurie and family for fostering Lincoln!

HI Everyone - it's Lincoln again- I figure it's about time for an update. I'm doing really great in my foster home, but I'd love to have my very own forever home. I LOVE playing with the dogs in my foster home - so if you have pups in your house I'm sure we will get along GREAT! Also I'm super with kids too. I've been helping the kids here play fortnite and I love it when we go outside and they throw toys for me!! Now that it's cooling off I'm sure you are looking for someone to snuggle with and I am FANTASTIC at that. I've also been building up my running distance I've now gone as far as 4 miles! But most of the time I'm happy with a nice brisk walk or light jog 20 - 30 min. At the end of the day I LOVE to cuddle on the couch with you. Over all I'm a really chill guy and pretty independent, and as an added bonus I'll keep your yard squirrel free!

Hi Guys - Lincoln here - I've gotten settled in at my foster home now and thought I would tell you a little bit about me. I REALLY LOVE going for walks and jogs. I get really excited at the beginning, (my foster mom says we are working on that) but once I settle down I walk very nicely on my leash. I'm really curious and want to see and explore everything!! I've had a lot of fun playing with the other dogs in the house and I am quickly learning their boundaries too. Once I get the wiggles out I am a champion snuggler, and I like to lay right next to you on the couch while you are relaxing. I like to meet new people and I'm pretty good about not jumping up on them.

My foster mom says I'm really smart - I learned how to use the dog door in about 2 seconds, I know sit and I've picked up the routines of my foster home really fast and I haven't had even 1 accident.

While I think the foster home is really great I would love a family of my own that I can go on adventures or play with then come home have a yummy dinner (I love food too)and snuggle up with.

6/28/18 Today we took Lincoln on his first "light jog" a little 20 minute jog around the neighborhood - he did great we are working on leash manners but once he settles in he does fantastic. I think he'll make a great running buddy - he was starting to get tired at the end of our 20 min jog so for anything longer than that he would need to work up to it slowly. He is a real people dog - he loves being right with the family and wants to sit right next to you.

6/19/18 Lincoln is such a sweet, easy going boy! He loves toys. He will carry them around everywhere he goes. He is so good in a crate and loves other dogs. He has liked every dog we have introduced him to. He would love someone to take him for walks and let him lounge around playing with toys and chewing on a knuckle bones!

6/8/18 Lincoln is new to us. He is very sweet, smart, loves toys and walks well on a leash. Stay tuned for more information on this handsome boy. He came to us from Sutherland Springs as part of a hoarding case. This boy is so very sweet for coming from such a bad situation.

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

Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
11/25/2018 9:40 PM

11/25/18 Timber is a cautious, curious boy who is easily startled and hesitant in new situations. Once he gets to know and trust you, he is gentle and loving but until then he keeps his distance. Watching him find his confidence in our home, with our children and 2 other dogs, has been a wonderful thing to witness. He loves exploring the yard and playing with the other dogs. He does well in a crate, tolerates a bath calmly, sits beautifully, is house broken and continues to learn leash manners. While he is an independent dog, he always wants to be in the same room with the family, enjoying laying on the dog bed nearby. Timber would do great in almost any home and would need a family that is willing to give him time to settle in and get to know you.

8/28/2018 Timber continues to win the hearts of everyone who gets to know him! He went to a temporary foster while his regular foster was out of town and did so great! Timber may be very shy and nervous at first, but it only takes a couple days for him to come out of his shell and show his sweet personality. He would really love a family that wants to work with him a bit to build his confidence. He will repay you with lots of cuddles!

5/24/2018 Timber transitioned to a new foster home, and he was such a champ about it! He was shy at first, but after a few days he was playing with my dog and cuddling with me on the couch. He's great in his crate, house trained, trustworthy if left alone, and overall just a wonderful dog! He's a good choice for someone who wants a more independent dog - I work from home, and he snoozes nicely on a dog bed in my office and doesn't constantly beg for attention/pets (but he appreciates them when offered!).

4/24/2018 Timber is continuing to "bloom"! He's doing an excellent job on leash around the neighborhood and loves chasing his foster brother around the backyard. He is turning into a velcro lab... always underfoot, in the same room as his person, preferably sitting on them if allowed. Timber's love for peanut butter continues to help him open up to new experiences and tricks... His "down" has gotten better since that became the "go to" treat. Timber would love to find a permanent family of his own soon!

3/10/2018 Since the last update, Timber has had few new experiences that have proven how resilient this dog is. He's handled overnight guests gracefully, gotten a bath (with some help from peanut butter!), had a few long car rides and attended a group training session. Every time he is faced with something new, Timber rises to the occasion. We have found that he is happiest when the leash comes out and is an excellent walking buddy!



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

Bright
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Bright- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
11/08/2018 6:55 PM

11/8/18 Bright has 10 beautiful 8 week old puppies and has been spayed. She is ready to be the center of attention. She loves swimming! Thank you Margaret for fostering Brught and her 10 puppies!

9/8/18: Thank you Jackie for fostering Bright! Bright is a pregnant Lab rescued last week. She is due later this month and we can't wait to see the puppies. She will be available to adopt after the puppies are 8+ weeks old. She is approximately 4 years old. We will post more about her as we get to know her and to introduce her puppies.

Bright had 10 puppies on September 12th. We'll introduce you to them soon. She is a good mama.

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