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.

Dena
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Dena- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 11 at 12:38 PM

Dena is at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own.

7/8/20 Dena was a stray in Pasadena. She's about 2 years old and has heartworms. She's a bit timid but is warming up quickly. She's good in her crate and good with other dogs.

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

Prince Charles
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Prince Charles- DOB May 2019
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 10 at 4:08 PM

Thank you Jenny for fostering Prince Charles.

Prince Charles is about a year old. He's good with cats and dogs. He's a bit overwhelmed at the moment and came to us covered in ticks. He's friendly and will be getting healthy!

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

Tristan
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Tristan- DOB 2017
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 10 at 4:06 PM

Thank you Mike for fostering Tristan.

5/18/20 His ears flop around when he walks.

5/8/20 Doing great at home. Sweet, calm, and affectionate. Always by my side waiting patiently for pets and cuddles. Take him outside and his nose takes over but he's learning to stay close. Great to take on a run! Sleeps through the night without issues and has been fun to have around.

3/27/20 Tristan has been in our home about a week and is doing great. He has quickly learned the rhythms of our other dogs and does well on a schedule. He LOVES being outside and exploring. He has a peaceful, loving soul and would do well in any home that will give him a yard to explore and a human to love.

3/20/20 Tristan has really come out of his shell! He LOVES hunting bugs. He is currently fairly destracted with all of the bugs flying around. He is calm and easy going, doing really well in his crate and is house trained.

2/24/2020 Tristan has settled in nicely here at the ranch. He rarely whines anymore at all! He is good with the other dogs and my 3 year old daughter. He is calm and easy going. He does love to chase bunnies though!

2/2/20 Tristan is such a love! He does have a bit of separation anxiety that shows itself by whining in the crate at first. He has been here a couple of weeks and has almost completely stopped the whining. He is super low-key, easy going. He isn't a big wrestler and would be fine as an only dog or another low-key dog(s) or ones that like to play but not all the time. He says it's not in his job description to entertain the canines, only the humans! He is crate trained and house trained, walks fairly well on a leash and will sit next to you all day!

1/24/20 Tristan is 3 or so years old and a true gentleman. He's super gentle and low energy. He will cuddle with you all day long!

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

Genie
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Genie- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 9 at 4:18 PM

Thank you Judy for fostering Genie! 7/9/20. Genie is nearly a perfect dog! She is well trained and has a very sweet and calm nature. She is almost recovered from a skin issue she had when she came to me 2-1/2 weeks ago. She is sweet to my cat, very good with my grandchildren, toddler to teen, and very well behaved in the house and out. She has become a big hit at the dog park; gets along with all the dogs and humans. I just tested her today walking the perimeter path to see if she would stay with me or run around, and she stayed right with me. She has literally NO bad habits. She is a beginner at leash walking, but has made progress with me. That is the only training you will have to do!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Evie
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Evie- DOB January 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 9 at 1:00 PM

Thank you Courtney for fostering Evie.

7/9/20 Ive had Evie for about 3 weeks and she has adjusted so well! She loves to play, especially fetching balls and toys. She loves to cuddle and be loved on and she gets along great with my lab. They love to run and play. Evie is house & crate trained and knows sit. Evie will make a great companion or family dog!

6/27/2020 Evie is around 18 months old. She was owner surrendered as her owner has a terminal illness. She's a bit overwhelmed at the moment but is very sweet. She's great with other dogs and kennel trained.

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

Mitzy
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Mitzy- DOB 2019
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 8 at 8:45 PM

7/6/20 Thank you Audrey for fostering Mitzy!

07/03/2020 Mitzy is between 8-10 months old and fully of energy and love! She is bouncy, happy and ready for some manner training. She knows sit, does well in a crate and rides well in the car. She is good with kids, though she will knock them over and use them as playmate. She is good with other dogs and so ready for structure!

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

Daphne
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Daphne- DOB 2018?
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 28 at 7:42 PM

6/20/20 Thank you Lisa for fostering Daphne.

6/28/2020 Daphne is a super sweet and very funny dog! She loves toys and carries them around the house. She also will move misc. items like shoes, pillow, blankets but doesnt chew anything up. She reluctantly goes into her crate but is ok once she is in. She is pretty demanding when she wants attention and will paw at you or try to climb on your lap. She is house broken and barks or scratches at the door when she wants to go in or out. She also gets along great with my Lab

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Daphne and her puppies!

Daphne came to us with 4 puppies. She had never been on a leash but is learning they are okay. The harness helps tremendously as she is still shy of having her collar touched. She seems to be housebroken. She adores people once she gets to know them. She picks up sticks on her daily walks, too. She's starting to play a little fetch. She's going to need a family that is willing to take her new lessons slowly so she can get used to new sounds and people.

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Daphne. We can save more dogs like Daphne with your support.



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

Maisey
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Maisey- DOB 12/2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 25 at 11:05 PM

Thank you Leigh and Todd for fostering Maisey!

06/24/2020

We had family over for Father's Day weekend and Maisey did great! She was initially hesitant of the newcomers and barked at them, but once we all went outside for a walk around the neighborhood she settled down. Within half an hour of meeting 5 new people, she was snuggling up to them, getting treats, getting pets, and being her usual sweet self. We're very proud of her and know that she can learn to trust people even quicker, but we have not been able to do a lot of "new people" introductions during this time.

Once Maisey is past the initial confrontational meeting, she loves to show off and be the center of attention. She knows lots of tricks and loves to learn (aka get rewarded with treats for learning). Maisey has a lot of energy and loves to play outside or wrestle with our dog inside. Once she has worn herself out, she is a big time snuggler!

Maisey still has some work to do when it comes to meeting strangers but will be an excellent, loyal and loving companion for her people. If you like Maisey, ask for a private meet and greet and we'll show her off!

04/13/2020

Maisey is a high energy playful young girl, who loves her people but can be very wary of strangers. As soon as she gets to know someone she turns into a sweet and snuggly dog who just wants to be involved in everything her humans are up to.

She is very smart and food driven, which makes her a quick learner. She kennels well and sleeps in her kennel through the night. She knows not to get on the furniture but would be more than happy to snuggle up next to you if that is what you want. Toys are one of her favorite things and she loves chewing on a bone or rope toy.

Maisey loves being outside, whether going on multiple walks a day or roaming her backyard and doing some sunbathing. She gets along great with our dog and the two of them play all of the time. She will play tug, a bit of fetch, and a lot of toy keep away (as she likes being chased around the yard).

Maisey has a very loud and intimidating bark but rarely uses it in the house, unless there is a stranger at the front door. She will definitely need continued training to break her stranger-danger habits, but we think this loving girl is certainly worth a little work because she is great in every other way.

2/17/20

One of the most important things we can do for our adopted dogs is to appropriately socialize them with all kinds of people, all kinds of dogs and in all kinds of situations. This is best, and most easily done, with puppies, but can actually be done - with perhaps a few adjustments - at any age. My trainer says a newly adopted dog should meet 100 new people in the first 100 days, and I would add 100 new places and, depending on the dog, 100 new dogs. How many of us do this?

We can't know exactly how Maisey was raised, but it appears that she was severely lacking in human socialization. She's wary of strangers and sometimes responds inappropriately by barking. We're working to address this "stranger danger" through training and exposure to new people and situations, and we believe she'll be able to make up for her socialization deficit.

Maisey is perfect at home, where she's comfortable. Her many stellar traits inclued: crate trained & sleeps well through the night, house trained, rides nicely in the car, treat-motivated and likes to learn, great with my dog, fun young dog energy, but able to settle, and can we talk about her tongue freckle and sometimes batty ear?!? ❤️

Once Maisey is more comfortable with strangers, she'll be attending Meet & Greets. In the meantime, if you are interested in this great, young dog and you are an experienced dog owner, please do contact us to discuss the possibility of a private Meet & Greet.



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

Angora
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Angora- DOB 4/1/2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 20 at 11:00 PM

Thank you Kirstin for fostering Angora through her medical recovery. Angora had surgery to repair a torn ACL in January 2020.

4/25- Angora is a sweet, playful lab full of energy and love to give. She loves to run and jump and play. Angora is looking for a family who is willing to give her the stability she craves and lots of love.

Angora is very active/playful, sweet, silly, and curious. She loves to play and chew on toys (she's not chewed a single shoe!). She loves going for walks and loves to smell everything along our way.

She has limited experience with children. I've had her with a 4 year old and a newborn several times and she was great. She wants to be part of the pack. I think she'll be great with dog savvy younger kids and all older kids. When kids approach her on our walks, she is so happy and gives kisses in return. She would love to run around the back yard with both her human and K9 brothers and sisters. Angora is still learning socialization with other dogs and shows aggression on the leash. For this reason, an apartment setting would not be ideal for her.

I have a 12 year old yellow lab and she enjoys his company. He's no longer willing to play rough with her but that doesn't stop her from trying. He will chase her around the yard on occasion. She gets a bit over excited when this happens but is calmed pretty easily. I think she'd love to have another dog that will play with her. Angora is not cat friendly.

She has some of the training basics down with many tricks left to learn. She is quite teachable and loves to learn. She would still benefit from some additional training.

Angora is a great dog for a family that is willing to add her to their pack, spend time with her, and continue to work with her training. I've really enjoyed my time with her.

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

Checkers
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Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 18 at 8:18 PM

Checkers is at the ranch and would LOVE a foster home of his own.

02/2/20 Checkers has learned so much! He now knows sit, leave it, wait, touch and is working on learning scent detection. This pup LOVES to learn! He is doing much better around other dogs, though still is a bully (throws his weight around and intimidates other pups instead of polite play) and should be the only dog in the home. He needs an adult home or kids that are big enough to hand a big boy. He also needs structure and a family willing to keep working on his training. He is maturing into a dream dog! He is one you should meet if you like the big, rambunctious, full of life labs!

9/27/19 Checkers is getting better and better each day. His leash reactivity is almost gone when walking around the ranch. He went to the vet and did exceptionally well, too. He still needs to be the only pet, but is doing much better on leash and learning good behaviors get you rewards! He is great at sit, is working on down, doing well with eye contact, and is great in a crate. If you are good with big, active dogs and only want to have one dog, he is an excellent option!

9/1/19 Checkers is such a loving dog to humans. He will sit all 70 pounds of himself on your lap and just hang out with you. He is a bit too much for children as he doesn't understand why he can't knock them over and sit on them, too. He LOVES water bottles and will carry them around wherever he goes. He is working on focusing his attention as he notices every new change in his environment. He is great in a crate. He needs to be the only pet in the home. He has gotten much better about not being reactive to other dogs on leash, too. He is a sweet, LARGE boy who needs a home that loves the big, goofy dog.

7/19/19 If you give Checkers 5 minutes he will steal your heart! He adores humans, loves to cuddle and truly thinks he is a lap dog! He is getting better on leash, sits to be pet, and is working on behaving around other dogs. If you are looking for a young, big dog, he is your man!

6/17/19 Checkers is super strong and lovable. He is working on sitting instead of jumping to say hello. He is incredibly sweet, has a huge, loveable personality, and needs an owner experienced with large, young dogs.

Checkers is a nature-loving boy who enjoys taking long walks (or even runs) so he can smell the flowers, and chase critters like birds, butterflies, and deer. He will also help you keep your environment clean by pointing out any changes since his last visit. With Checkers in your family, you can cancel your gym membership because he will give you a total workout on those walks or runs! He is crate-trained, and should still be crated when you can't keep an eye on him. He had double knee surgery 10 weeks ago, so now has "bionic" knees! If you're looking for a funny, goofy boy who will make you get out of the house every day, Checkers is your guy!

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Checkers. We can save more dogs like Checkers with your support.



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Tank
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Tank- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 16 at 7:04 PM

Thank you Jaime for fostering Tank!

06/18/2020 Tank continues to be the handsome and sweet dog, with such expressive eyes. He has happily resumed his daily walks, and has improved on his leash manners. Tank might be a bigger pup, but he is not overwhelmingly so, and is loveable and goofy. Tank adores people, and loves spending quality time with them, crates easily, and sleeps through the night. We are continuing to work on his separation anxiety, and is improving.

5/15/2020 Tank has finished up with his HW treatment, and is nearing the end of his activity restrictions. Yay! He continues to be a super sweet pup, and is beginning to show a more playful side of himself! He showed us he indeed can play fetch when the mood strikes! And is more interested in dog toys now, but when it comes down to it, prefers to nap close by. And is a GREAT porch dog to hang out with. We continue to work on his separation anxiety, and he continues to improve. However, he will still need more work and patience being left for longer periods of time. He definitely prefers to be with people and, given the chance, has so much love to give a family!

4/14/2020 Tank is currently going through his HW treatment, and is doing well. We continue to gently work with him on his separation anxiety while we?ve been staying home on the regular. He easily goes in the crate during the day while we work on school related things, and is improving. Tank truly just loves being with people of all ages, has continued to do great with our resident small rescue pup, but would be best in a home without cats. And don?t let his seemingly energetic self fool you when you meet him in person, as Tank is truly super chill and easy going, once he settles in, and will happily follow you about to see what you?re up to. Or will just lie close by if you like to sit outside on your back porch. If you sit next to him on the floor, he will affectionately put his paw on you, or your hand. And if you don?t mind him sitting next to you on the sofa while binging your most recent show, he would be in pup heaven. That said, he?s great about staying off furniture, and will contently lie on a doggy bed close by if that?s what you prefer. Overall, Tank is truly an amazing dog with so much love to give.

12/30/19 Tank is 4 to 5 years old and someone has shown him love! He adores being with people, is good with kids and dogs, house and crate trained, and an overall really good boy. He's a bigger lab and does hop/jump when greeting people and is a goof when playing.

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

Jacob
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Jacob- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 17 at 6:53 PM

Thank you David for fostering Jacob.

5/17/2020 Jacob (Jake) is about 6 years old and has been in a foster home for about 1 week. He loves fetching tennis balls, swimming and taking walks. He is very smart and very energetic. But, when he knows its time to rest he settles down nicely.

He is good with other dogs and very friendly. He is house trained and knows how to use a dog door. He is heartworm positive so is available through our foster-to-adopt program.



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Maddie
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Maddie- DOB Late 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 21 at 2:32 PM

Thank you Carmen for fostering Maddie.

4/21/20: Maddie's personality is coming out more and more each day. She is quiet and very sweet. She is definitely a velcro dog who will follow you around the house and loves to cuddle! She loves going on long walks and is great on the leash. She's is getting more confident around other dogs in our housing complex and on walks. We have been working on her separation anxiety and she has shown great improvement however, there is still definitely more work to be done until Maddie is okay being left alone for long periods of time. Maddie prefers napping over playing with toys. She doesn't show much interest in her toys but likes playing with us with her paws and loves her kong, especially when its filled with peanut butter!

4/13/20 Maddie's foster is currently working through her separation anxiety and social skills. She tends to be destructive when left home alone and is fearful of other dogs on walks.

3/29/20 Maddie is two things you can't teach a dog, sweet and chill. She likes to cuddle. She gets along well with our 12 yr old lab. She's opened up a little after a couple days with us.

3/27/20 Maddie is a 1-2 year old female. She's sweet, gentle, and kind. She's been very quiet and a bit hesitant, but overall is super amazing and easy to fall in love with!

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

Annabelle
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Annabelle- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 3 at 2:14 PM

Thanks to the Hagens family for fostering Annabelle!

9/1/19 Annabelle is staying with us this weekend and what a sweetheart! Like all seniors (dog and human!) she's a little saggy, a little slower to rise with some achy joints and always ready for her food! But she is a great companion for someone longing for a dog to keep them smiling while you go through the day! She still has some puppy in her and will play catch and go for short walks. Her only issue seems to be her need to be an only dog and she does not like to share her space or attention with other dogs. (Hmmm, I know some human seniors with the same issues!) If you are lonely and would love a pup that will love you back, take a chance on Annabelle. She will love you for rescuing her! 7/19/19 Annabelle wants to be an only dog and no cats. Beyond that she is amazing! Great with kids and people, she is so ready to find a forever home! She is still very active for her age, LOVES to play fetch and will walk anywhere with you!

6/16/19 Annabelle was found as a stray with a deep neck wound, very overgrown nails, missing nearly 1/2 of her hair and full of roundworms. She is finally feeling so much better and is so happy! She loves to play fetch, her favorite ball is the football, and she loves the water. She can be cranky with other dogs and doesn't like cats, so she would do best in an only dog home. She still has so much love to give, just waiting for someone to love her in her golden years!

Thanks to Justin King, Kari Beggs, Barbara Carpenter, and Peggy Ellwein for sponsoring Annabelle. We can save more dogs like Annabelle with your support.



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Dot
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Dot- DOB April, 2020 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 10 at 4:09 PM

Thank you Jodi for fostering Dot

7-3-20 Dot continues to charm everyone she meets. I was finally able to get a picture of the marking on her tongue which inspired her name-which I added into her profile. Dot is fine tuning her sit command and knows to sit before being fed. 6-29-2020 Dot is my newest foster. She has done an amazing job being a true puppy and is such a beauty! The markings on her tail and her sweet face just melt my heart. Being that she came to me last night I am very impressed with her desire to explore, her love for toys And her ability to sleep extremely well in her crate at night. I can?t wait to share more information about this amazing girl as I get to know her better. ~Jodi I have been fostering Dotty and one of her siblings for a week and it doesn't get any better than this! Dotty is one smart pup! Doing well with the potty training, loves to fetch balls already and toys toys and more toys. She hasn't met a pup she doesn't like. For some puppy love, check out Dotty! NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Dot!

6-1-20 Dot is one of Daphne's 4 puppies. We do not know who her daddy was. We keep puppies together for a full 8 weeks, so he will be ready to adopt in Mid-June.

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

Sally
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Sally- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 21 at 4:19 PM

Thank you Alyssa for fostering Sally.

3/29/20: Sally has been in our home for 2 days, but she's settled in like she's been here forever! She's had no issues sleeping in our room on her bed, and when we're all downstairs she's napping on the couch right beside us. She quickly figured out where the backyard is and will nudge you anytime she needs to go to the bathroom. We've gone on 2 walks of 2+ miles each and she's been good on a leash. She exhibits normal lab behavior of needing to stop and smell everything, and roll around in the grass every so often, but she's been unphased by dogs who are in their own yard. Night one we were in the backyard and she was not shy about barking at people who walked by, which leads me to believe she'd love to be your protector!

2/20/20 Sally came to us a few months ago with heartworms. We have gotten her heartworms treated and she is now ready for a forever home!! Sally is super calm, easy going, gentle, great on a leash, will cuddle on the couch with you or lay on her bed in the sun. She doesn't like other dogs so needs to be the only one in her home. She doesn't try to go after dogs and you can easily walk past them on the street. She just doesn't want them sniffing her or trying to play with her. She also has a bit of separation anxiety from time to time and therefore needs to be kept in a double latch plastic kennel, which she cannont get out of. These are available online or in PetSmart. She is also not a huge player, more of a companion, so kids might find her rather boring. She is gentle with kids but won't have the tollerance for the young ones like others might. Visiting grandkids or neighbor kids would be totally acceptable to her I am sure :). If you are looking for a sweet, low energy dog that wants to lay on the couch with you and watch movies, Sally is your girl!

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

Jazz
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Jazz- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 21 at 4:19 PM

Thank you Mike M. for fostering Jazz.

04/09/2020 Jazz is fully embracing fetch as his favorite thing.

03/30/2020 Jazz is learning to play fetch!

03/16/2020 Jazz is helping everyone here cope with the virus with his endless energy and joyful attitude he's always a perfect antidote to all the bad news on the TV. he's settled into our new home nicely and learning his manners quickly. He gets along great with our older girls, and quickly learned that they don't share his same level of spunk. 02/24/2020 Jazz is a super quick learner and loves training! He knows to sit for what he wants now and is working on wait to go through the door. He is good in his crate and is always up for an adventure!

02/2/2020 Jazz has such a fun personality! He is all love and energy. He loves other dogs but is very intense in his play and that can be a bit overwhelming at first. He loves to play chase. He is learning about stopping when the other dog gets tired instead of continually pushing for more play. He takes correction from other dogs well and is really improving on his self control. He is the typical lab pup in need of manners, but he learns quickly and is going to be an amazing dog! He is also crate trained and seems house trained!

1/15/20 Jazz is a super handsome 2-3 year old boy. He is good with other dogs and in his crate. He's a bit nervous at the moment, but still super sweet. He's active and playful and will love an active family.

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

Joan Jett
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Joan Jett- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 21 at 4:18 PM

Thank you McKenzie for fostering Ms. Joan Jett! 5/15/2020 Joan Jett came to us from the shelter in La Grange. She is about 55 pounds with a docked tail (this was done long before we got her). She is very sweet, great with dogs, likes to play fetch and is house trained. She is a fierce squirrel chaser and needs a home without cats. She has a good amount of energy, loves to learn and already knows sit, down and is working on stay!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Dalton
Dalton- DOB April, 2020 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 21 at 4:18 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Dalton!

6-1-20 Dalton is one of Daphne's 4 puppies. We do not know who his daddy was. We keep puppies together for a full 8 weeks, so he will be ready to adopt in Mid-June.

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

Atlas
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Atlas- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 21 at 4:17 PM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Atlas!

6/7/20 We fostered Atlas temporarily for a week in May and he did very well with our 3 labs. He is definitely a velcro dog and he does like to cuddle. He is very lovable and likes to be loved along with being playful and sweet. He needs an outlet for his energy and our older dogs wouldn't play with him. He does know how to chill, and it was usually close to our feet. He still has a lot of puppy in him and when he gets excited, he likes to jump up to give hugs. He did well with walking with a leash as long as we kept him away from our other dogs. He likes to sleep near his people, same room. He sleeps all night in the crate but would prefer to sleep on the people's bed. If we didn't already have 3 HOTLR alums we would keep him. Tem & Lucille

5/8/20 Atlas just got another good report from his vet... yay! His rehab is progressing well following repair of a broken leg, and he should be clear for adoption in another two weeks or so. Atlas is a silly and lovable character who enjoys lazing around the house, helping in the garden, going for his morning stroll, and just hanging out with the family. He is generally very good on leash, is patient with his puppy foster brother, and is gentle with the household cat, too.

3/29/20 Atlas is recovering well from his injuries and should be available for adoption in about a month or so. In the meantime, he's enjoying having his foster family home with him more than usual and is doing a great job learning basic obedience and how to walk nicely on his leash. Atlas takes treats gently and is house trained and crate trained. He's generally a pretty mellow guy who loves to hang out with his people or stroll around the property tracking the critters that passed through overnight.

2/24/20 Atlas had most likely been hit by a car when he showed up at the shelter. He had a broken leg and severe laceration on another leg. He's had surgery and is on the mend. He's an incredibly sweet, easy going boy that loves cuddles, is good with kids, and is good in the crate.

Thanks to Denis O'Dwyer for sponsoring Atlas. We can save more dogs like Atlas with your support.



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Jake
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Jake- DOB May 16,2013 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
June 21 at 4:17 PM

Thanks to Terry and Jack for fostering Jake.

6/8/20 Jake just had his annual checkup and is doing fine; his birth date was mid May 2013 so he's 7 years young!. Jake loves to swim, play ball with someone or without and cuddle with anyone who's available. He's been playing really well with the new puppy in the family. We're limiting his walks because of the heat and starting earlier in the morning but he's still averaging 2 miles a day. Jake no longer has any activity restrictions and is working his way into longer walks; he is up to 3 1/2 miles now. Jake walks best on a harness. Jake shared his foster home after Christmas with 3 other dogs and did really well. Jake is very ball focused and was able to play with the other dog who also loves to chase a tennis ball. He had no problems with aggression nor any fighting over food or treats. He seems to really enjoy having other dogs around.

11/30/19 Jake has finished his heartworm treatment and is now one week into his 4 weeks of post procedure rest. He's been with us for a month now and we continue to get to know more about him. One of the best things about Jake is that although he likes to cuddle with you, he is not a velcro dog. He can be outside by himself and enjoy it; he can also rest during the day without needing to cuddle up constantly. He's spent most all of his 7 years with one family before coming to HOTLR. He's a dog that needs someone to take a chance on him but will reward you handsomely for doing so. We think he'd do well with a family with older kids who like to run or play or just being a wonderful companion to a couple or single adult.

11/8/19 We've gotten to know more about Jake including how he would do with another big dog visiting his foster home and the answer is that he did fine. No possessiveness; he even enjoyed playing with another dog instead of entertaining himself alone with his ball. He continues to sleep through the night without any mishaps. He has enjoyed several dips in the pool and can be outside in the yard without needing company. We've yet to hear him bark!

10/31/19 Jake has been in his foster home for four days now and is really enjoying being back in a home setting. He is a beautiful seven year old boy with lots of energy; obviously has had some training in his past so sits nicely on command, walks well on a leash, although he likes to be in the lead, and lives to cuddle with you. He has his final heart worm treatment in November but is ready for a forever home. He crates well but is also fine in the house on his own.

9/27/19 Jake is a sweet, calm, easy going boy who is more than happy to entertain himself by throwing his own tennis ball!! This boy's dream home would have a pool, a person to throw a ball and a couch to cuddle with his human after a fun game of fetch. He is good with other dogs, but isn't a wrestler or player, so does better with dogs that do their own thing.

9/6 Jake loves the water! He will roll around in the pool and then goes and rolls in the grass to dry off. He also flings his tennis ball with his paws and then chases it. He's great in the crate and good with other dogs, but not a player.

8/13/19 Jake is a 7 year old boy who loves to play fetch, swim in the pool, and get head scratches! He's good with other dogs, house trained, and good in the crate. He's a very sweet, easy going boy.

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Callie
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Callie- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 21 at 4:16 PM

06/10/2020 Callie is a young sweet girl ready for a forever home. She is good with dogs and kids. She was found as a stray and no one came for her. She is healthy and heartworm negative.

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Princess Di
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Princess Di- DOB March 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 21 at 4:16 PM

6/13/20 Princess Di is about 14 months old and on the smaller side, weighing about 50 pounds. I have been fostering Princess Di for about 3 weeks now. She was thought to be a shy dog while at the ranch but once I brought her home she quickly came out of her shell, acting like a normal year old lab! I think she might still be shy in new, public setting.

Princess is a total love bug and had brought me so joy and laughter fostering her! She loves the water and playing with toys. She is like a puppy in that she plays hard and then sleeps hard, only to start all over again. She is a quick learner and has already figured out sit and down. She does still have some manner to work on, but she is a smart girl and very treat motivated. She gets along well with my lab and each day they are playing more and more. Training classes and going on other adventures would be great at building more confidence.

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Swirl
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Swirl- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 21 at 4:16 PM

5/16/2020 Swirl is a super sweet girl that walks nicely on a leash, good with kids and knows sit. She's heartworm positive so is part of the foster-to-adopt program.

5/18/20 Hi, Im Swirl & I found a foster family with 2 labs. I get along great with them, we are buds! A little about me...Im very cute, petite (about 55-60 lbs), I like to snuggle & give hugs & kisses. I dont pull at all on a leash & I sleep all night in my crate. I love people, good with kids & other dogs. I would love to meet you!

6/3/20- I sure have won this family over. I love to follow them around, give kisses, hugs & I can be a lap dog. Im only about 57 lbs. I am so good with people, kids, other dogs...Im pretty easy going. I even had a sleep over with another foster & I fit right in. I am on my meds for heartworms now...after a few injections, Ill be heartworm free. Would love to meet you & show you how sweet I really am. I just want a forever home that will love me as much as I love them.

6/16/20 We had company a few nights ago...and they loved how calm I was. I admit, I do jump a little when I first meet you but thats because Im excited. I will sit if you ask me to. I am learning new tricks, I ride in a car nicely. I do love being inside in the A/C & stay nice & calm if you need to work. Ill be at your feet! Look forward to meeting you at our meet & greet.

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Sabrina
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Sabrina- DOB December 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 21 at 4:15 PM

Sabrina is at the ranch and would love a foster of her own!

6/10/2020 Sabrina is a beauty! She's around 18 months old and was turned in to the shelter as a stray. She's slightly shy, thinks she'd a lap dog, and warms up quickly. Needs a home with no kids or older kids. She's friendly with my 4 year old daughter but the excess excitement overwhelms her. She should be exposed to kids and noises so she learns they're not dangerous. She walks well on her leash and is good in her crate!

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Darlin
Darlin- DOB April, 2020 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 15 at 1:47 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Darlin!

6-1-20 Darlin is one of Daphne's 4 puppies. We do not know who her daddy was. We keep puppies together for a full 8 weeks, so he will be ready to adopt in Mid-June.

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Mishi
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Mishi- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 4 at 1:24 PM

Thank you Ginger for fostering Mishi!

4-14-20. Mishi has adapted so well at her foster home. She gets along with most dogs as long as she is introduced correctly. She is a hunter and loves to track down squirrels and birds. She will spend hours watching them in the backyard. She also loves to run up and down the fence line to play with the pup next door. But once she gets exercise she settles quickly and happily. She is not clingy at all but requires lots of loving throughout the day. we are steadily working on her leash skills. Along with tasty treats she is slowly getting better. But this is a work in progress. She gets distracted by squirrels and other dogs on the walks but using the clicker and quality treats is working miracles. Her coat is silky soft and shedding is minimal! She deserves a wonderful home with either another pup or by herself! 02/02/2020 Mishi is such a sweet, fun dog. She loves to wrestle and play with other dogs, but will do best if the dogs are medium or larger as she might step on little ones easily. She is super good in her crate, house trained and has the softest ears I have ever felt!! She has the typical energy of a lab pup, but has come so far since we got her nearly a year ago. I can't believe we have had her for so long, she is such a nice dog! Mishi is a bit of a wild child, but melts your heart every time. She has a great deal of energy and we are working on helping her calm down and act like the beautiful well behaved lady she is on the inside. She's learning to walk more calmly when on walks, and makes progress on every walk. She gets along very well with every dog she meets in the house, but can scare them at first because she gets very excited, jumping and barking when she can't just run up and meet them.

Mishi has been spending all of her time caring for her 3 puppies, and will be available for adoption in late June. She can take a while to warm up to other dogs, but that is getting better. She is totally housebroken! She likes to check out what is on your kitchen counters. She has spent a little bit of time in a crate and did fine. She might not be good with small animals as she had a chicken-chasing adventure a few days ago.

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Mishi. We can save more dogs like Mishi with your support.



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Roxanne
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Roxanne- DOB May, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 4 at 1:24 PM

3/29/20 Thank you Andrea and Victor for fostering Roxanne! Roxanne is a 11 month old pup with epilepsy that is well managed with medication.

4/23/20 It's so hard to believe that Roxanne has already been our foster pup for almost a month - she's been such a joy that the time has flown by! She has been learning so much already - she can sit, give both paws, lay down, and recently mastered roll over! She loves going for walks and is doing better and better on the leash each time. She can be a little stubborn sometimes, but basically everything we have tried to teach her so far, she has picked up!

In addition, she's a great companion. She hangs out with me while I work from home, with only the occasional (and totally reasonable) request for attention - and she also accepts that she has to have some alone time when I have online meetings. She absolutely ADORES our kids (10 and 14) and plays so well with our neighbor's dog, who now regularly sneaks over to our house to ask if her friend can come out to play - it's adorable. We are working on making some changes to her diet to make sure that her seizures stay manageable, and we're looking forward to seeing what she can learn next!



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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