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.

Ebony
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Ebony- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 2:00 PM

9/22/2018: Ebony is still feeling right at home with the pack. She has some hip problems and goes in for a hip replacement next Wednesday. She gets around quite well with her pain medication. When she came to us her tail stayed between her legs. Now her tail is wagging almost non-stop. She is shy and takes a little bit to warm up. We had a house full of family, adults to little kids, and she warmed up to all of them and they loved her. We'll keep you posted on her recovery process. 7/28/2018: Thank you Tem and Lucille for fostering Ebony!

Ebony came to her new foster home 2 days ago. She fit right in our pack with our 2 HOTLR alums, Dylan and Sandy. She is calm, easy going, crate trained although we haven't had to use the crate. She sleeps through the night on her doggy bed, walks great on the leash, knows some basic commands, shakes hands and eats with the other dogs. We are learning more about her every day and so far, she seems to be the perfect Labrador. She is looking for a forever home.

7/10/18: Ebony was rescued TODAY and is looking for a foster home while she waits for her forever family. We will post more about her as we get to know this sweet girl.

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

Quest
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Quest- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 21 at 12:45 PM

9/8/18 Thank you Stacey & Bill for fostering Quest. He has learned ĚSitĚ and he is almost house trained. He is very dog friendly, loves water and is super cuddly. He has a great shiny black coat and is 26 pounds of puppy love ❤️🐾!

8/29/18 Quest was rescued today! He is a typical Lab puppy estimated to be 3-4 months old. Sleeps through the night in his crate. ADOPTION FEE FOR PUPPIES 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER IS $350.

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

Lindsey
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Lindsey- DOB 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 21 at 12:43 PM

Thank you Dalia for fostering Lindsey!

Lindsey is our 2000th Lab we've rescued in our 20 years. He is named to honor the founders of HOTLR (Dick & Luanne Lindsey). He is an adorable chocolate 4 month old puppy with beautiful eyes and lots of lab energy and kisses. THE ADOPTION FEE FOR PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS IS $350.

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

Lincoln
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Lincoln- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 20 at 9:58 AM

Thanks to Laurie and family for fostering Lincoln!

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

Zara
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Zara- DOB Feb 2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 20 at 9:57 AM

Thank you Mike for fostering precious Zara!

Zara is a very sweet 7 month old that loves going on walks and is great on the leash. She is completely house and crate trained. She loves to play with dogs and humans, but can also entertain herself. She is in a foster home with Rover dogs and gets along GREAT with all dogs. She also loves the water as most Labs do.

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

Howie
Howie- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 19 at 9:07 PM

Howie has been in our home less than a week and he is turning out to be the biggest love bug ever! He is gentle and friendly but initially quite skittish. He did not want to get into the car on the ride home but allowed himself to be coaxed in and then sat quietly in the back seat the entire time. He initially shys away from sharp noises or quick movements but in just a few days he has learned to be more trusting. He gently take treats and is learning sit. He does well on a leash. He is house broken. He is gentle with children. He gets along well with the other dogs in the home and is learning to play. He likes to fetch but has not yet gotten the hang of returning the ball. This beautiful boy would be perfect for a family seeking a dog that is playful, gentle and loves to snuggle with his humans.

Howie is close to a year old and is very sweet. He takes a few minutes to warm up but he seems to love everyone he meets. Very happy go lucky.

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

Reggie
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Reggie- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 19 at 8:21 PM

Reggie is at the dog ranch and would love a foster home while waiting for a forever home!

9/11/18 Reggie is heartworm positive and is part of our foster to adopt program. We pay for his treatment while he gets to live with his forever home!

9/7/18 Reggie is an easy going boy! He is so good with other dogs, always seems to have a smile on his face and is ready to go for a walk whenever you are and is great on a leash! He is a bit timid in some new situations, but gains confidence quickly. He is good in the crate and hasn't had any potty accidents.

9/3 Reggie is brand new to us but he is a very sweet, handsome boy.

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

Avalon
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Avalon- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 19 at 8:12 PM

Avalone is new but we know she is sweet, calm and good with other dogs and kids. Walks well on a leash and crates nicely.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Cinco
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Cinco- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 19 at 5:56 PM

cinco is new to the Rescue, but what a cute guy. He is going to be a large dog. Right now he is a sweet pup, loves to play with other dogs, but can still be snugly.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Huckleberry
Huckleberry- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 19 at 5:53 PM

Huck is new to the rescue and is approximately 4 months old. He is a sweet young energetic pup that loves to play! THE ADOPTION FEE FOR PUPPIES 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER IS $350.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Liam
Liam- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 19 at 4:27 PM

Liam is new to us but he is a sweet pup. A little on the timid side right now. He's good with other dogs, good in the crate and loves treats.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Tex
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Tex- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 19 at 4:12 PM

Thank you to Sandy for fostering Tex. We have been fostering sweet Tex and he has adjusted so well. We have 2 labs & he settled right in sharing beds, sharing toys & walks. He loves to cuddle, give kisses & lots of love. His happy, wagging tail shows how much he loves people. I know Tex will love his forever home & can?t wait to share those cuddles. Since Tex loves other dogs we'd like him to be in a home with dogs.



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

Luke
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Luke- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 19 at 3:34 PM

8/16/2018 Thank you, Alison for fostering Luke. Luke has been with me (and my 10 yr old HOTLR Alum, Sadie) for a few weeks now and he is just a pleasure to have in our home. Luke is a "gentle giant" and his very favorite thing in the world is to give and get lots of love. Luke would be a wonderful addition to anyone's home. 7/1/18 Luke was rescued today and is looking for his forever home!

7/28/18 Luke is an awesome, laid back boy who loves everyone. He is a big boy, around 85 pounds, and is very well behaved. He will sit next to you while you pat his head and when he wants more love he puts his paw on your knee. He's good around children, walks pretty well on a leash and is ready for a forever home!

He is living at the Ranch, but would love a foster family while he is waiting for his forever home.

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

Jimbo
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Jimbo- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 16 at 12:11 PM

Thank you Peggy & Jim for fostering Jimbo!

9/16/18 Jimbo is a happy, healthy, and handsome young guy with lots of energy and goofy lab love to share. He already has some training under his belt, loves the water, and plays nicely with other dogs. Jimbo would love to be part of an active family with another playful dog to pal around with!

9/12/18 Jimbo was rescued today and is looking for a foster mom/dad to play fetch with him and go on walks/runs while he waits for his forever family! He is a good looking 2-3 year old yellow Lab that will definitely be a wonderful companion.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Bright
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Bright- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 14 at 4:22 PM

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

Cash
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Cash- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 14 at 4:07 PM

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.

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

Laredo
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Laredo- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 12 at 2:51 PM

2/20/18 Sweet Laredo. We are so happy that our home is finally available for him since we are the only foster with no other dogs. He needed love and companionship so much. It is amazing how much a relaxed dog can learn in a short amount of time. We are working on "sit", which he will do without even giving him treats! He has been sleeping in a dog bed next to ours and has far exceeded our night time expectations. He doesn't bother us in the morning until we actually get up out of bed!

10/16/17 Laredo has calmed down and become an amazing pup to love on! He is always up for a couch cuddle and will sit and watch you cook all day! He is still working on leash manners around other dogs, but is so good on leash when they aren't around. If you are looking for a pup to play fetch with and hang out with your kids/family, he is a great option. He needs to be the only pet, but if you are only wanting one he is a great one to have!

9/28/17 Laredo loves to play, whether that is fetch or chase he is always game to play! He is great with kids and enjoys being loved on. He needs to be the only pet, but he has a big enough heart to fill your whole home!

8/25/17 Looking for a running buddy? This boy is for you! He is such a huge goof ball you will be entertained for hours! He is sweet and very energetic but calms down nicely and enjoys cuddles, too.

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!!

Thanks to the following people who have sponsored Laredo: Cathy Daniels, Bebe Carpenter, Kari Beggs, Ron Palmer, Barbara Perales, Peggy Ellwein, LuAnn Peralta, and Peggy Kipping.

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

Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 12 at 2:00 PM

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!

6/25/2018 I've been fostering Timber for about two months now, and he's turned into such a happy, spunky boy! He loves to climb into my lap and wiggle around happily. Now that he's comfortable he's decided to try a little counter surfing, but he always stops when I call him away (still, best to keep the food out of paw's reach!). He's eager to please and very friendly once you've earned his trust. Watching Timber learn to trust humans is actually a very rewarding experience - he would be a great dog for someone who doesn't mind his initial shyness and would enjoy pulling this boy out of his shell!

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!

2/15/2018 We have so many good things to say about Timber. He is blooming more and more. He loves quick ear rubs, tail scratches, beef bones and laying around completely stretched out. He greets us when we come in the door, and has started jumping up and down to show his enthusiasm. Still working on a good "lie down" on command (really our fault, we haven't worked very consistently on it with him).

1/25/2018 Timber is settling into his foster home. This Saturday he will have been with us for 2 weeks. He loves hanging with the permanent lab, and actively engages him and us in play. Timber follows his foster brother's lead around the house He has a beautiful sit for treats, will come near you when he's called for treats (and if he's feeling particularly confident). A good word to describe Timber is independent. He likes to approach new or scary things on his own time. He does best when he is given space to "compose" or "decompress" himself. We have found that providing a quiet spot that he can enter and exit at will helps him be more confident when he is interacting with us. At this point, he will lay under desks or chairs while you are working quietly, and try to steal spots on the sofa or bed to snuggle. Besides treats, the way to this dog's heart is a solid scratching session just above the base of his tail... When he asks for one! There is a lover of a Lab in there, just waiting to come out.



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

JoJo
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JoJo- DOB December 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 10 at 5:01 PM

9/10/18 Jojo has come so far in past month and is turning into a cuddle bug. HeĚs still very shy around new people, but once heĚs comfortable with you, itĚs all kisses and snuggles. HeĚs been great with the girls, very gentle, plays with the other dogs and isnĚt food aggressive. HeĚs gotten MUCH better about chewing (heĚs lucky those shoes were replaceable...). Jojo is ready to meet his forever family who will love him and be loved by him. Please share and let us know if you or someone you know is looking for a pup! 7/26/18: Thank you Blake for fostering handsome JoJo! JoJo is a very sweet and smart puppy. He has a delightful personality although he is a curious puppy especially with cats. He is crate trained and is learning to ring the bells to go outside. He knows "Sit" and "Down". He will make a great addition to a family without cats.

7/2/18: From what we've learned about JoJo, he was found with his mom, her sister, his brother tied up in an abandoned house. He has been with us for just over 24hrs... Jojo is your typical bouncy pouncy lab puppy! Curious, loving and playful.

6/24/18: JoJo is approximately 7 months old and new to HOTLR. He is living at the Ranch, but would LOVE a foster home until he finds his forever home! We will post more about JoJo as we get to know him.

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

Indi
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Indi- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 2 at 7:07 PM

9/2/18 Indi was rescued on 8/29/18. She is now living with 17 other dogs, large and small, she loves everyone she meets. She will make a great addition to any family. She loves car rides, comfortable in the house and potty trained, crate trained and well behaved. Wants to be part of what ever is going on.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Mikey
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Mikey- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 29 at 11:15 AM

Mikey is looking for a new foster home while he waits for his forever home.

8/29/18 Mikey is so much fun. Energetic and spunky, loves to fetch and is good in a crate. His favorite game right now is chasing the dragonflies around the yard. Good thing for the dragonfiles, he's not very good at catching them!

8/7/18 Mikey is a super awesome pup! If you are looking for a lab pup, he is your guy! He is about 10-11 months old and came to us nearly bald from demodex mange. His coat is back and he is ready to meet families! He loves to play fetch (though he is still working on giving it to you when he brings it back), loves the water (and will try to sit in your lap to dry off) and loves playing with other dogs (though he can be a bit of a pest due to his excitement). His biggest issue is barking while on leash when he sees other dogs. He gets so excited and wants to meet the dog that he starts barking. This is something that will get better with practice!

06/19/18 Mikey is adjusting to his foster home well! He is so sweet! He is house broke and does well in his crate! We are working on some manners with him such as taking a treat gently from your hand, waiting his turn/patience and some leash manners! He is fun loving, not overly attached, loves water, squeak toys, playing tug and he loves to play fetch! He is good with the other dogs and ignores the cats!He is on the smaller size and with some very basic obedience will be an amazing companion!

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

Eleanor
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Eleanor- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 10:52 PM

8/22 - Eleanor (Ella) is doing great. And has turned into a talker - she lets you know when she's hungry, excited or sitting down. She had her first round of Heartworm shots last Wed and came through with flying colors. She weighed in at 58lbs proving she is close to being a teacup lab. Keeping her calm during this time is easy as all she wants to do is be with you.

HW Positive labbies are available to meet at our MeetnGreets - the adopter would take the lab into their home and transition into the foster to adopt program. Hotlab covers HW medical treatment.

7/25: Eleanor (Ella) has been with us for 3+ weeks and has been great, considering her past. She is JoJo's mama and was found along with him, his brother and another adult female tied up in an abandoned house. We have 3 house-dogs and she has settled in nicely. She is fairly low energy and I say fairly only because at dinner time she does her happy dance!

Ella is looking for someone to love and love her. This sweet petite girl will become your instant shadow.

6/24/18: Eleanor joined HOTLR today and is looking for a foster home until she finds her forever family! She is dog friendly, crate and house trained and loves hanging in the kiddie pool. She is around 5 years old and would love to join your family!

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

Titan
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Titan- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 9 at 4:47 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Titan!

5-2-18 Titan is a special dog who is so amazingly sweet. He came to us with a leg that had been destroyed when he was hit by a motorcycle, but his owners didn't do anything to help him. Unfortunately, the leg could not be saved, so we had it amputated. He is so much happier now and is no longer in pain. He's a bit shy, but that is improving every day. He gets along with other dogs, seems okay with cats, and is crate trained.

We appreciate the following people who have contributed to Titan's medical expenses: LuAnn Peralta and Denis O'Dwyer.

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