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.

Patches
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Patches- DOB Early 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 9:50 PM

Patches is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

2/2/2020 Patches has hair growing back!! He is such a smart boy. He does well in his crate, hangs out with other dogs nicely and LOVES food!!

1/10/20 Patches is a little over a year old and has had a rough start. He has demodex mange, which isn't contagious. It's more like eczema in humans. He's currently getting daily baths for the infection threat - it's all over his skin from lack of treatment. The mange has been treated and hopefully his hair will start to grow back.

Patches is 40 pounds full grown. He LOVES treats and food. He really enjoys learning new things. He is the typical bouncy puppy that needs some work on basic manners, but he's never met a stranger! He also likes to play fetch and to carry things around.

Thanks to Peggy Ellwein for sponsoring Patches. We can save more dogs like Patches with your support.



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

Sally
Sally Sally Sally
Sally- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 8:12 PM

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

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

Maisey
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Maisey- DOB 12/2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 17 at 5:34 PM

Thank you Laura Lee for fostering Maisey!

2/17/20

One of the most improtant 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 that tongue freckle?!? ❤️

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

Taco
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Taco- DOB November 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 14 at 9:00 AM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

Tito is looking for his forever Valentine!

Thank you to Stacey & Bill for fostering Taco. His first night with us was amazing and he slept through the night without a peep. He is learning the house schedule and enjoying learning from his 3 foster siblings.

2/9/20 Taco knows Sit and Come and is a very sweet and smart little guy. He knows how to use the doggy door to come inside and it won't be long until he realizes he can go outside whenever he wants too. He responds well to verbal corrections from us and our 3 dogs. He met his first toddler this weekend and did great. He is 12 weeks old and 20 lbs of sweetness and would love to be a special member of your family.

Taco is one of Tyra's puppies and has unique brindle markings.

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

Tookus
Tookus Tookus Tookus
Tookus- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 11 at 9:12 PM

Tookus is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

2/9/20 Tookus is a 5 year old boy who is as sweet as they come. He is gentle, good with dogs and kids, and crate and house trained. His owner brought him to us because Tookus killed a chicken. He has lived with little and big dogs. He needs to lose several pounds, but is up for the challenge if you are!

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

Tank
Tank Tank Tank
Tank- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 10 at 3:41 PM

Thank you Jaime for fostering Tank!

2/10/2020 Tank is hw positive. He is available for foster-to-adopt as he goes through his treatment. Tank is a big and lovable dog, who's ideal family would want to include him in much of their daily lives. He has a bit of separation anxiety, and takes a bit to settle in his crate, but is improving. He actually goes nicely in his crate, and even likes to hang out in it while you go about your day. He also would like to think he¯s an almost 80lb lap dog, but will settle for just being close to you, or laying on your feet. When you first meet Tank, he might seem like he's full of energy, but give him a minute and you'll find he's a calm and chill dog who wants to very much be apart of family life.

1/29/2020 Tank continues to be a handsome and sweet fella, with a definite side of silly. If you are looking for a sidekick, Tank is a great one! From easily hopping in the car for a ride (he LOVES going on car rides!), to walking the neighborhood (he gets super happy excited, then calms a bit and walks nicely. It's a work in progress), to chilling with you on the back porch while you have your morning coffee. Basically, Tank just wants to be with you wherever that may be. He LOVES hanging out with his people. He loves people so much, he prefers for them not to be away for a terribly long time. He does well for short stints of time in his crate, but might need some time to work up to longer periods. That said, he crates very easily. Actually wants to go to bed when it's time, and will happily go in the crate and settle down for the night. Tank truly loves people of all ages, and has been gentle with our kids, as well as our small resident dog. He has a ton of love to give, and any family will be super lucky to have him! He's a gem fo sure.

1/13/2020 Tank has been with a couple weeks now, and is such a loving and goofy guy! If you want a dog that plays fetch? That's definitely not Tank....he more prefers to hang out with you and snuggle at any possible chance he gets. He ADORES people, pretty much any he's met so far, including our kids ages 6-16, and practically wags his tail off in happiness when you come close by to say hello. He made fast friends with our 11 lb resident rescue pup, but isn't so sure about the resident cat. He knows sit, down, stay, and shake commands, and goes in his crate easily. He sleeps in his crate through the night, and is definitely house trained, no accidents. Tank is a fairly quiet, yet big guy! Occasionally barks, but quiets quickly, and he has an endearing Chewbacca-like talk on occasion. He also LOVES going for walks, and starts doing his own version of a happy dance to the door when he sees the leash in your hand, but will sit as patiently as he can before you open the door to go out. Tank has pretty decent leash manners, pulls a bit, but is improving.

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

Zen
Zen Zen
Zen- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 7 at 9:16 AM

Thank you David Board for fostering Zen!

2/7/2020 Zen is an adorable 3 year old girl. She's calm, sweet, good in a crate, and good with dogs.

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

Jazz
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Jazz- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 5 at 3:17 PM

Jazz is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

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

Checkers
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Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 5 at 3:14 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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Mishi
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Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 5 at 3:11 PM

Mishi is staying at the Ranch and is looking for a foster family to help her prepare for forever family!

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!

10/25/19 Mishi is a sweet, young, large, loving dog. She loves to play with other pups, she will play chase with them as long as they will. She is good in her crate, house trained and so full of love.

9/18 Mishi loves to play with other dogs!

8/9 Mishi is a bit of a wild child, but melts your heart everytime. 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.

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

Tristan
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Tristan- DOB 2017
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 5 at 3:07 PM

Tristan is at the ranch and would love to have a foster home of his own.

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 would prefer a home as an only dog or another low-key dog. 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 would prefer to be an only dog as he isn't into play. He will cuddle with you all day long!

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

Brittany
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Brittany- DOB 2017
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
February 5 at 3:03 PM

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

2/2/2020 Brittany is hw positive. She is available for foster-to-adopt as she goes through her treatment. She is the idyllic lab. She is gentle, easy-going, good with other dogs, crate and house trained and fairly low-key. She walks decently on a leash and has never met a stranger!

1/14/20 Brittany is around 3 years old. She's sweet and gentle but is overwhelmed at the moment. She likes other dogs and is good in the crate.

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

Teeny
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Teeny- DOB November 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 3 at 8:52 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

Thank you Jackie for fostering Teeny.

02/03/2020 Are you looking for someone to bring the ball back? How about someone who wants to go on long walks? Are you interested in endless love and cuddles? Want someone to grow old with? OMG! Me too! Are we meant to be? I'm a long legged, petite love bug girl who is looking for my furever home. Got dogs, cats, kids? I don't mind. Want me all to yourself? I'm ok with that too! My hobbies include cuddling with my human, finding just the right chew toy toy to ease my teething, (My foster mom says fingers are a no-no, bummer) practicing my puppy manners, napping, playing, belly rubs and kisses! I know I sound perfect but the truth is, I don't like to be left alone to much (who does, amirite?) but I'm still young and surely with practice I would adjust if I must! I'm still a puppy but my foster mom says I am very smart and a quick learner! What do you say? Should we meet?

Teeny is is one of Tyra's puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab. Teeny is one of the smaller ones in this litter

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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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Roma
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Roma- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 16 at 6:39 PM

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roma!

NOTE: Puppies under 6 months of age are $350 to adopt.

This cutie came to us with 4 siblings. We don't know who the parents were, but we knows there is a lot of Lab in there!

8/20/19 Roma has been with us for one week. She has a saucey personality. She lives with my 3 labs & cat. She loves to talk/bark to our furry members; but not obsessive. Roma is house & crate trained. We are working on basic commands & walking on a leash. Roma loves to play in the kiddy pool. Roma loves to give you kisses. Her & brother Roscoe love to play with stuffed toys, nylabones & of course treats!

10/22/19 Roma is an energic gal. Her coat is fawn color (beautiful), soft. We are working on basic commands with her. We are working on walking on a leash. Roma is a snuggle bug.

01-16-20 Roma had an exciting Holiday. She received new stuffed toys, balls. Roma loves to chase her new balls. She is an absolute goofy nut when she plays with her toys. She watched Texas Fall change into Winter. She has gone to dog park and discovered ponds. She was surprised to learn that she is a Michael Phelps, lol! Roma enjoyed making furry friends in the park. Some were intimidating to her; but she was delightful labby gal. She is confident in our home. Roma is looking for a patient family who will appreciate her exuberance and guide her into adulthood. She is playful, affectionate, and very good-natured, both with her canine and human companions. She will become an integral part of her new home. https

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Tyra
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Tyra- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 14 at 11:27 PM

Tyra came to us with a litter of 9 puppies. She has been a very good mom with them, and now that they are old enough to be adopted it is time for her to find a loving home. She is super sweet and has been very neat in her room with the puppies. She has done fine with all of the dogs she has met so far.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Jake
Jake Jake Jake
Jake- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
12/31/2019 12:35 PM

Thanks to Terry and Jack for fostering Jake 12/31/19 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.

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

Yeti
Yeti Yeti Yeti
Yeti- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 17 at 5:56 PM

Yeti is at the ranch and would love a foster of his own!

12/19/19 Yeti is about 18 months old and incredibly sweet. He loves to have his tush scratched, is good in the crate, and likes other dogs. He's fairly calm for his age.

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

Remi
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Remi- DOB 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 17 at 5:53 PM

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

2/2/20 Remi is such a fun dog. She loves tug-of-war, needs to learn to walk on a leash better and some manners, but is full of love. She needs a home with another active dog and kids 10+. She is the definition of a lab pup from her good looks to her crazy tail that never stops!!

1/27/20 Remi is a 10 month old bundle of energy. She's incredibly loving, good with other dogs, and crate and house trained. She needs an active home with a dog that's willing to play. She can go to a home with kids 10+, as long as the entire family knows she's going to jump, knock things over, and need lots of mental and physical exercise.

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

Cole
Cole Cole
Cole- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 17 at 5:52 PM

Cole is currently being fostered at Margaret's house and would love a foster home of his own!

1/27/2020 Cole is a big boy! He needs to lose quite a bit of weight. He is a nice, easy-going boy. No cats or chickens! He also can get cranky if other dogs invade his space.

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

Samson
Samson Samson
Samson- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 17 at 5:52 PM

Thank you Kye for fostering Samson.

02/06/20 Samson has blossomed beautifully in our home. He is gentle and loves to snuggle. He walks well on a leash, is calm during his bath and is learning to sit. He is fairly low energy with no jumping or escape attempts. He is still hesitant to get in cars but does well once inside. He is learning to play with toys and other dogs. He has started to run around the yard, playing chase and throwing toys in the air joyfully. He is a beautiful, loving, gentle boy who would fit well in any home.

1/10/20 Samson is around 3 years old and is a bit shy and overwhelmed at the moment. He adores his main foster and is coming around to the volunteers. He's a gentle, quiet dog that would like a patient home that will help him flourish. So far he's been great in his crate and is very quiet. He's on the smaller side at around 50 pounds.

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

Prima
Prima Prima
Prima- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 17 at 5:52 PM

Thank you Lisa for fostering Prima.

2/9/2020 Prima is doing great! She is possibly the easiest foster Lab I have had out of 10 and on the small size (around 50-55 lbs). She still hasn¯¯t had an accident in the house, chewed anything or counter surfed! She is getting much better about jumping up and leash walking (with a gentle leader). She loves sunning herself on my back deck. She is also a big snuggle bug and thinks she is a lap dog. She is a very laid back pup that loves to go in the car and for walks!

1/28/2020 I picked up Prima up on Sunday to foster and she has settled in very well at my house. She was instant Friends with my 4 year old Lab Maggie. She is a super sweet dog, does very well in her crate, hasn¯¯t had any accidents in the house and loves to lay on dog beds. However, she prefers the couch!🤣 She is SO sweet and very calm in the house. She loves to walk but pulls really hard so we are working on that.

1/25/20 Prima is about 5 years old and came to us with a litter of puppies. She was an amazing mom to her pups and then helped Tyra raise her puppies! Prima is now ready for her own home that will baby her! She's very good with other dogs, crate and house trained, and as sweet and gentle as they come.

1/28/2020 I picked up Prima up on Sunday to foster and she has settled in very well at my house. She was instant Friends with my 4 year old Lab Maggie. She is a super sweet dog, does very well in her crate, hasn¯t had any accidents in the house and loves to lay on dog beds. However, she prefers the couch!🤣 She is SO sweet and very calm in the house. She loves to walk but pulls really hard so we are working on that.

1/25/20 Prima is about 5 years old and came to us with a litter of puppies. She was an amazing mom to her pups and then helped Tyra raise her puppies! Prima is now ready for her own home that will baby her! She's very good with other dogs, crate and house trained, and as sweet and gentle as they come.

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

Petra
Petra Petra Petra
Petra- DOB Oct. 28, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 17 at 12:58 PM

Thanks to Bob for fostering Petra!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Petra is one of Prima's puppies. She is available for adoption.

January 15, 2020. Petra is such a joy to foster. She has lots of energy, but takes her puppy naps through out the day. She loves petting and belly rubs. She plays well on her own, but loves the company of other dogs and people. She is doing great on the leash and the house training is going well as long as she is taken out regular. She sleeps well in her crate all night without a sound. 1/23/20 Petra is coming along so well. She is so smart and learning what is acceptable and what is not. The potty training is going great and many times she will whine to let me know she needs to go out. Still sleeping in her crate through the night and now that she is settling in taking longer and more frequent puppy naps. Her legs are getting longer and so cute and seems not to fit her right now. Growing everyday.

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Pete
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Pete- DOB January 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 3 at 7:50 PM

Thank you Mike for fostering Pete!

10/17 Pete has been with us for just over a month and I can't say enough great things about him. He's that companion dog from the movies that is always there supporting his hero and providing comic relief. He's very attentive and snuggly, but has just the right spark of independence that gives him personality and charm. He listens like a champ and is quickly learning manners and how to walk well on the leash. He's crate trained and can take long stints in there without issue. He's potty trained and has even learned to signal when he wants to go outside. 8/26/19 Pete is a 7 month old lab mix with the cutest spots on him like he's part cow. He's super sweet, good with kids and dogs, and loves the water.

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TC
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TC- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 3 at 7:50 PM

1/10 - TC was with us through the holidays and is a super sweetie. He is playful/friendly with our other dogs, quick learner, sleeps on a dog bed through the night. We crate him when away - and he's fine with that. TC is a super snuggler. He is on the smaller side and loves his people and has the lab lean and shadow qualities. The pic of just his face includes some flour from Holiday cookies. He was super curious!

TC has fully recovered from his broken leg, and is now ready to be a young, happy boy! He is crate- and house-trained, seems to do well with other dogs, although sometimes he's a bit too enthusiastic in his greetings. We think he is actually part Boxer, so he's a "rare" boxador!

8/27/19 TC was hit by a car and ended up at a shelter where he was slated for euthanasia. He will have surgery soon to repair his broken tibia. He's been great with kids, good around other dogs, and ignored the cats.

Thanks to John Crouch, David Littlewood, Amy Lawrence, Rebecca Harrell, Tara Potts, Jennifer Kudla, LuAnn Peralta,Kathleen McLaughlin, and Douglas Mitchell for sponsoring TC. We can save more dogs like TC with your support.



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Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 3 at 7:50 PM

11/16/19 When we first picked Timber up to foster, we were worried he would be a very shy dog that would be hard to connect with. But after having him for our first month, we couldn¯t have been more wrong. Timber is a sweet, cuddly, excitable, smart, loyal, playful, treat-driven boy. It took only a few days for Timber to warm up to us and show us his true personality. Since he's been with us, Timber has learned 3 new commands and continually shows us how smart he is. He knows: Sit, Down, Stay, Kennel Up, and Leave It. He loves to go on his walks around the neighborhood and equally loves napping around the house. Timber is looking for a forever family that is willing to help him get out of his comfort zone and learn how to be a more confident dog out in the world. With a small bit of patience and understanding, Timber will be an excellent companion. He truly is one of the easiest foster dogs we¯ve had.

Timber is available for an extended adoption trial period, as it simply takes him a little longer to settle in and show his true potential.

10/18/19 This boys personality is just adorable. He prances when its time to eat, will sprawl out from tip to tail when relaxing and absolutely loves to snuggle with his people. Timber is a special boy that will thrive in a home with another dog and a patient person to show him he's safe and unconditionally loved.

Timer is about 4 years old, house and crate trained, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. Timber has done well with older kids who understand that he may need some time and space to feel safe before snuggling.

05/02/19 Watching Timber grow, mature and gain confidence has been one of the most rewarding things in all our years of fostering. This dog has gone from literally cowering in fear at the wind to romping around in the yard in the rain. When he first came to our home, he would either hide in the closet or behind a couch when anyone except family came in. Now, he recognizes friends and neighbors. He is an incredible guard dog with a loud bark when someone comes to the door but he is learning to warm up to strangers as opposed to hiding. Timber loves being outside, playing with other dogs and snuggling with people *once he gets to know you*. The effort that goes into getting to know this boy is well worth the reward of his love.

Thanks to Mrdul Rahman, Amy Hubert, and LuAnn and Paul Peralta for sponsoring Timber. We can save more dogs like Timber with your support!



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Phoebe
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Phoebe- DOB September 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 3 at 7:49 PM

Thank you Ivonne for fostering Phoebe!

01/14/20 Phoebe continues to be a sweet pup. She loves chew toys and is all about cuddle time. She enjoys playing with our 3 dogs and does not mind hugs and kisses.

01/03/20 Phoebe loves to play and cuddle. She has been with us for almost two weeks and sleeps in her crate through the night. She is great with kids and other dogs. In case you haven't noticed, she is also very photogenic. We love having her with us.

12/19/19 Phoebe is about 14 weeks old and loves to give kisses. She's sleeping about 7 hours each night and is great with other dogs. She's on the petite side, but is cute as a button!

NOTE: Puppies under 6 months of age are $350 to adopt.



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Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 3 at 7:49 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab. Twinkle is one of the smaller ones in this litter

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Lolly
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Lolly- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 3 at 7:48 PM

Thank you Kerin for fostering Lolly.

1/30/2020 This little one is such a joy! Absolutely loves to snuggle and bury her head behind her person for love. Lolly is a bit of a shoe hoarder (LOL) and loves her stuffed animals & chew bones. She loves to run around in the back yard doing her zoomies and loves her daily walk.

1/27/2020 Lolly is a sweet, friendly girl who is good with other dogs. She is a little timid in the beginning, but warmed up to me super fast and was sitting on my foot wanting love within minutes. No problems when meeting my dog and has had no issues in the house while I'm at work. Lolly absolutely loves to be brushed and hugged. Her whole body wags with excitement!!!! She is on the smaller side and is just gorgeous.



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Bailey
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Bailey- DOB 2014 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 24 at 3:28 PM

1/9/20 - Bailey has been in a foster home for about 6 weeks. She's such a sweet good looking little lab. She is all about fetching tennis balls. She can lock in on the scent of one specific tennis ball and find it anywhere even at night. She is very smart, likes to cuddle on the couch, good with dogs, good with everyone she meets and good in the house. She does not need crated but will bark at things she shes out the window. She is house trained and knows how to use a dog door. She is really good on off leash trail walks. Just a perfect chocolate girl.

11/27/19 Bailey is a sweet girl who loves to play fetch, is good with other dogs, and is gentle around kids.

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Teo
Teo Teo Teo
Teo- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 20 at 8:04 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab. Teo is one of the smaller boys in the litter.

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

Tabby
Tabby Tabby Tabby
Tabby- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 20 at 8:03 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab.

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

Taurus
Taurus Taurus Taurus
Taurus- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 20 at 8:03 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab. Taurus is one of the larger boys in the litter.

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

Toya
Toya Toya Toya
Toya- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 20 at 8:02 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab.

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

Tiki
Tiki Tiki Tiki
Tiki- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 20 at 8:02 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab. Tiki iis one of the smaller boys in the litter.

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

Thora
Thora Thora Thora
Thora- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 20 at 8:02 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

This is one of Tyra¯s puppies. We do not think the dad was a Lab. Thora is one of the smaller ones in this litter.

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

Moby
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Moby- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 20 at 8:02 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Moby!

11/25/19 He did it! Moby has completed his heartworm treatment and is now ready for adoption!!!

9/2/19 My favorite thing about fostering shy dogs is watching them bloom. Moby has far exceeded my expectations on improvement: from a dog who had never worn a collar, much less taken a walk, to a dog who loves our daily neighborhood adventures; from a dog who had a fear/flight overreaction to almost everything to a dog who has a more normal reaction to things like being startled. Amazing, amazing progress!

We're still piecing together the story, but it's clear that Moby experienced neglect and worse as a pup. He's heartworm positive, which was absolutely preventable but, fortunately, is also completely treatable. Moby's treatment starts mid-September, and, given his age & temperament, he should be an easy patient.

We've recently discovered that Moby has dysplasia in his left elbow (his right elbow is perfectly normal). We had an ortho consult and learned that this is basically a chronic condition that will put Moby at higher risk for arthritis in that elbow as he ages. Surgery is not a good option as the odds of a fix that lasts are small. So in this case management is the best approach. What does that look like? Keeping him lean, minimizing high impact activity (swimming, which he's learning to love, is great for him!), using massage & cold laser to help keep the joint mobile, and exploring accupuncture & glucosamine supplements. Pretty darn easy!

Thanks to Erica Simpson, LuAnn Peralta and Suzanne Franklin for sponsoring Moby. We can save more dogs like Moby with your support.



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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