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.

Moby
Moby- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
50 minutes ago

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Moby!

7/15/19 When Moby came to HOTLR from a rural Texas shelter he was severly undersocialized and very fearful of humans (no problem with dogs!) ; he had no real life experiences (at least no good ones) and he definitely didn't know how to dog. At this point he's far from bullet-proof, but oh the progress! This boy has unlimited potential, and he'll thrive with a patient & savvy owner.

Are you someone who, like me, has a soft, squishy place in your heart for shy/fearful dogs? Have you successfully nurtured a fearful pup into living their best life, or are you interested in learning how? If you can't wait to learn more about Moby, please fill out an application so we can start the conversation.

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

Sally
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Sally- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
5 hours 11 minutes ago

Thank you Lindsey for fostering Sally!

7/15/19 - Now that I've had Sally for a couple of weeks and she's completely comfortable in my home, I have a better sense of her quirky personality. She is a fantastic dog! Still no accidents in the house, and she's great about letting me know when she needs out. She knows how to sit and shake and knows to sit nicely for her meals.

Sally LOVES walks! She does really well on the leash too - some pulling when we first get out because she's so excited, but she quickly settles down to a leisurely walk by your side. She wags her tail and tries to greet all the dogs and people we come across during our walks.

6/25/19 - Sally has been staying in my home for a couple of days now. She is the absolute PERFECT dog! She hasn't seemed too into playing yet; instead preferring to stay by my side or nearby so she doesn't miss out on anything fun I might do. She has been flawless in her house and crate training, scratches at the door to let me know when she wants out. She also completely ignores my 2 cats even though they are super interested in her! We had quite the commute from the ranch to my home and she did great during that trip too. I often forgot she was in the backseat until I'd hear a deep sigh from her in her sleep. Sally will be a great addition to any home!

6/3/19 Sally is a calm, easy going girl. She is great in a crate and house trained. She is super quiet, walks very well on a leash and is so gentle. She wants to be an only dog though! She can walk near dogs and be fine, but doesn't want them touching her.

5/13/19 Sally, a 3 year old beauty, just arrived from Belton where she was brought in as a stray. She has heartworms and is available through our foster to adopt program. We will update her profile soon with more information.

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

Milton
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Milton- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 13 at 3:52 PM

6-17-19 Sweet Milton went to his foster home yesterday, and is already looking and feeling happier! Thank you all for your generous help with his expenses. It's dogs like this that don't make it out of shelters without support from people like you.

6-16-19 This is Milton. We knew he was not in good shape, and that he is going to take some work to get healthy, but we had to pull him from the shelter where he would probably have died. He's got badly infected ears, lots of hair loss, and a horrible abscess on an elbow. He's going to need hydrotherapy multiple times a day on the elbow, ear cleanings twice a day, a bath every other day, and eventual surgery on the elbow.

Thanks to Lydia Jones, Cathy Daniels, Cindy Davis, Michael Arce, Sarah Brown, and LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Milton. We can save more dogs like Milton with your support.



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

Annabelle
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Annabelle- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 13 at 12:18 PM

Thanks to the Hagens family for fostering Annabelle!

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!



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

Zane
Zane- DOB 4/10/19
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 13 at 10:50 AM

Thank you Fran for fostering Zane.

FB page Heart of Texas Lab Rescue or fransfosters

5/05/19 Zane is 11 weeks old. A beautiful black knight shining in our home. I've had Zane for 1 week. Zane is crate & potty trained. He had 1 accident (pretty amazing);due to me not recognizing his clue. Zane has a big belly, for belly rubs. Zane plays well with brother Zippy, foster siblings (X3), & is cat approved. He has the energy to do outdoor activities. He has the brains to know to chill in the house. Zane enjoys toys, water, running around the yard and being a pup.

05/13/19 Zane, has a M&G on his 12 weeks mark. His temperament is even-tempered & excellent family dog. He is outgoing. His fun-loving boisterousness & lack of fear may require training & firm hand @ times to ensure not to get out of hand. Zane enjoys chasing a ball. We are working on fetch, sit this week.

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

Zippy
Zippy- DOB 4/10/19
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 13 at 10:46 AM

Thank you Fran for fostering Zippy.

Check out more pictures; weekly post on FB Heart of Texas Lab rescue or fransfosters

Zippy has been with us for 1 week. Zippy is a black diamond in the ruff. He is 11 weeks. Zippy's physique is small, but he is a pup; paws suggest sm.-med. Zippy is crate trained. He does his business outside (no accidents). He is pretty amazing, intelligent. Zippy impresses me with his good behavior, listening skills, and minds well. He enjoys playing with his sibling Zane, foster siblings (x3). He is cat friendly. Zippy loves to play with stuff animals, chewing on nylon bones. Zippy is smart enough to know when to relax with you in your recliner. Zippy loves belly rubs, kisses, snuggles.

Oh my love bug Zippy! His temperament is kind, pleasant, energetic. Zippy like all the Z puppies; will be 12 weeks. Zippy to will be @ the M&G on 5/14. He will sometimes bark when he wants to play with Sepp (foster sibling). He will alarm bark at an unseen source. Zippy is easy going & trusting. He loves to run after balls. He follows me around and loves attention; rolls over for belly rubs. We are working on fetch, sit this week.

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

Gali
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Gali- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 12 at 8:33 PM

Thank you Courtney for fostering Gali!

7/12/19 Gali has been with me for about 6 weeks. She loves to run and play with my lab as well as fetch some. She would love to be a lap dog! She is house trained and sleeps on her dog bed at night. She is a fun girl but takes a bit to warm up to new people and places. She is a goofy, happy, loving lab at home! She will make a great companion. 05/12/19 Gali is a 2-year yellow lab who is very sweet, a bit timid, but willing to follow you around. She is most likely a lab/husky mix and has the cutest little howl. She is good with other dogs and currently pretty low key.

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

Zander
Zander- DOB 4/10/19
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 12 at 1:10 AM

Thank you Nina for fostering Zander.

Zander is a sweet pup who knows how to have fun and knows how to relax. He sleeps well through the night in his crate (together with his brother Zeus). He's smart, loves the water, knows "sit," and is learning how to fetch. He's wonderful with kids. We have an 8 year old and 5 year old and he has a lot of fun with both of them.

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

Dunkin
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Dunkin- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 11 at 4:51 PM

5/27/19 - Dunkin had a great Memorial Day weekend! He got to play with his French Bull dog foster cousins, learned how to use the doggy door and did his first ever paddle board on Lady Bird Lake! He is such a great little adventure dog and spent his time on the lake swimming between our boards, swim chasing us, and calmly standing on the boards between our legs. He was very tolerant of the life vest we put on him and never complained about it once! He was definitely the cutest dog out on the water and had such a blast looking at the world go by. The rest of day he spent drinking water and napping with us on couch.

4/24/19 - Dunkin is looking for a doggie friend who shares his zest for life! This young fun-loving guy wants to wrestle, chase, and snuggle the days away. Dunkin loves other dogs and wants to make friends with each one that he sees on his walks. He is little bundle of energy most of the day but will also be the sweetest snuggliest dog once you settle in on the couch. Dunkin has a big heart in a little package and would be great for a family with active kids and lots of attention to go around. He weighs just under 40 pounds which makes him a perfect companion for smaller children too. He is fully house trained and crates super well for 9-10 hour work days. Dunkin does have a lot of spunk and he will always tell you what's on his mind. He needs a NO CAT household as he finds them far too interesting. With his signature curly tail and perpetual puppy face, Dunkin has stolen our hearts and we're sure he will yours too.

3/12/19 - Dunkin is a very playful and loving little dog. He is an expert snuggler who is looking for humans to love and a dog playmate to keep him entertained. Dunkin is a "pocket lab" only weighing in at 38 lbs. He is fully house trained, crate trained, and he knows basic commands. He is pretty high energy and needs 2 walks a day or a dog friend to expend some energy with. He has a high prey drive and needs to go to a house with no cats. If you're looking for young boy, with lot of love and a curly tail, eager to make himself a part of your family, then Dunkin is the one for you!

Thank you Leigh and Todd for fostering Dunkin!

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

Moose
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Moose- DOB January 2019
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 10 at 10:28 PM

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

7/10/19 Moose is a 7 month old sweety! He's going to be a larger boy. He's crate trained, good with other dogs and kids, and house trained.

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

Buster
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Buster- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 10 at 10:24 PM

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

7/10/19 Buster is 18 months old and was surrendered to the Laredo shelter when his owner got a job in the oil fields. Buster is super handsome, very sweet and easy going, and submissive around other dogs!

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

Serena
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Serena- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 10 at 10:20 PM

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

7/10/19 Serena is a 1-2 year old girl who is very petite, most likely around 50 pounds when at proper weight. She and her sister, Venus, came in today from Laredo and are incredibly sweet. They have both been good with kids and are very gentle. A bit timid and overwhelmed, but it's been a long day. We will update more soon.

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

Venus
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Venus- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 10 at 10:20 PM

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

7/10/19 Venus is a 1-2 year old girl who is very petite, most likely around 50 pounds when at proper weight. She and her sister, Serena, came in today from Laredo and are incredibly sweet. They have both been good with kids and are very gentle. A bit timid and overwhelmed, but it's been a long day. We will update more soon.

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

Woods
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Woods- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 10 at 10:20 PM

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

7/10/19 Woods is 3-4 years old and came to us today from Laredo. He is so handsome he would win any calendar contest! He's very friendly and good with other dogs. He is heartworm negative and will be neutered soon!

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

Valor
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Valor- DOB March 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 9 at 5:59 PM

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

Thanks to Jess & Shawn and Stacey and Bill for fostering Valor!

7/4/19 Valor has learned "Sit" and "Down" and is super smart. He loves to play with dogs, but also loves to cuddle/snuggle with his human buddies too. He is using the doggy door and dog training bells that hang on the door to notify us when he wants outside. He sleeps quietly all night in his crate and is such a good puppy. He can't wait to meet YOU!!!

Valor and his 2 siblings were born to Leeza sometime in mid to late March of this year. He is a fuzzy guy, and looks like he's going to be a big fluffball of a dog when he's full grown.

6/13/19 Valor joined our household today along with our 3 dogs. He is understanding the dog¯s personal space and goes to door when he wants back in and is learning the doggy door too. He has typical puppy energy and we are working on teaching manners and commands. He enjoyed his bath today AND LOVES WATER!

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

Flash
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Flash- DOB 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 8 at 8:11 PM

Thank you Falgout Family for fostering Flash!

6/9/19. Rob Falgout picked up Flash from the shelter, he was scared at first but traveled so well in the backseat. He got right into the routine, met our 3 dogs, they all got along right away. He ate, had a bath, explored the yard, and slept well in his crate all night long. He didn¯¯t love going in but once he was there, he was fine. He is a sweet, lovable, tail waggin', playful boy. He did very well on a leash, no pulling!

6/18/19 Flash is a one year old male who loves to play with other dogs and is very sweet. He's still a bit nervous, but he is getting better each day. So far we're in love!

7/8/19 Flash got to hang out with another foster while we were out of town, he adapted well & was a very good boy! He¯ loves to play tug of war, will grab any sock if he finds it & loves attention & treats, he learned to sit! He got a bath...not sure about the hose but he loves the brush afterwards. He eats great, is very good on a leash, and is a good sleeper. He will make someone very happy, he is so easygoing, lovable & sweet! We couldn't resist taking this cute pic of him posing in the convertible. 😀

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

Mia
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Mia- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 8 at 3:29 PM

Thank you Cecily an Zach for fostering Mia!

7/8/19 This beautiful chocolate girl checks all the boxes:

Good in the house; crate trained; house trained - check

Easy on a leash; loves to take walks - check

Good with kids, dogs AND cats - check

Could be the cover dog of Field & Stream magazine - check

Loves to swim - check

Rides well in a car - check

Knows basic obedience and wants to please - check

Sweet, loving and an all around great Lab - check, check and check!

Mia is an easy going sweetheart who wants nothing more then to be with her people and in the mix of their daily lives. She is a people lover and sociable, she loves field trips to public places and enjoys the attention she gets. She loves her morning and evening walks. She has done great on hiking trails and loves swimming and has the best "paddle feet". When she hears her leash being picked up she starts to "dance" and wiggle because she knows she's about to go on another adventure, even if it's just a ride in the car or a walk through the neighborhood. She is a snuggler with a wonderful coat of soft fur and soulful eyes to melt your heart.

6/26/19 Mia is 4.5 years old and a doll! She is good with other dogs, good in a crate, and house trained. She can jump a 4 foot fence.

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

Julius
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Julius- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 7 at 11:48 PM

Thank you Lisa for fostering Julius!

7/7/2019 Julius has been a super easy and amazing dog to foster! He is so easy going, loves his crate and is house broken. He has been with me just over a week and there have been no accidents in the house and not one thing chewed. He is great with my 2 female Labs that are 13 and 4. I am working on putting some weight on him and getting his coat healthy and shinny. He does think he is a lap dog but doesn¯t beg or counter surf. He is the first Lab I have known that doesn¯t scarf down his food! I have to make him finish his dinner in his crate or my 2 Lab vultures will devour it.

Thank you to Ryan Stach Photography and the Best Buy volunteers for scheduling some time at the Ranch to photograph and spend time with our lovable labs!

6/17/19 Julius seems to have pain in his knees and will be going to the orthopedic vet next week to see what is wrong. Besides that, he is near perfect! He is so easy going and laid back. Very easy dog to hang with!

6/7/19 Julius is so gentle and easy going. He's dog friendly and rides nicely in the car. We will update his profile soon.

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

Bliss
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Bliss- DOB December 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 7 at 2:08 PM

Thank you Rachel for fostering Bliss!

7/5/19 Bliss is an incredible pup. She does jump and is still fairly mouthy so she needs a home with no little kids. She loves other dogs and will make a great, annoying little sister! She is good in the crate, can sleep through the night, and seems house broken.

6/28/19 Bliss is 7 months old. She's super sweet, likes dogs, and is a bouncy, happy pup.

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

Alfalfa
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Alfalfa- DOB March 23, 2019
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 6 at 11:00 AM

Thank you Isabella for fostering Alfalfa!

7/4/19 Alfalfa, is the remaining Little Rascal. He is incredibly sweet. Their mom was a lab and dad was lab/pyrenees mix so they will be bigger dogs. He loves to play fetch and is a wonderful retriever. He's fairly low energy for a puppy, just give him love and a toy to chew on and he will be happy. He's getting better at sleeping through the night and loves to cuddle and is such a goofball- loves to stare at himself in the mirror and play with his growing collection of toys. He's good with other dogs. He's the sweetest boy and would love to find someone who wants to give him love and attention!

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

Patterson
Patterson Patterson Patterson
Patterson- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 5 at 6:55 PM

Patterson is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

7/4/19 Patterson is an incredible dog! He is so happy, he always has a smile on his face. He is good in a crate, walks well on a leash, and loves to play!

6/28/19 Patterson's a three year old sweety! He's good with dogs, cats, and kids. We will update more soon.

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

Zeus
Zeus- DOB 4/10/19
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 5 at 6:53 PM

Thank you Nina for fostering Zeus!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Roy
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Roy- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 5 at 3:28 PM

7/5/2019 Roy is a big boy who needs to gain some weight but he is already gorgeous and only going to get better. When we picked him up we had to coax him to get in the car but he traveled well once he was in and enjoyed the attention we gave him. He is good with our cat, respecting her boundaries, and our elderly red heeler and settled in with them after a few days. He does initiate play times but will back off if our heeler does not want to play. Roy would love for you to cuddle with him whenever you have time, and will climb into your lap to make it easy for you, but if you are busy he eventually will settle down on his dog bed and relax. Roy likes to retrieve a tennis ball but is still mastering the drop it part. Roy will easily go into the crate if you have to leave. He sleeps through the night on a dog bed and does not make a sound. Roy is good on walks, and gets very happy when he sees the leash. Roy only pulls when he sees other dogs. He has met a few children on walks and gets really excited when he sees them but does not jump on them. He has allowed strangers to pet him and is friendly when approaching them. Roy knows sit and we are working on other commands. He is eager to please and very smart so we know he will pick up new commands easily. Please consider Roy, you won¯t be disappointed. Roy is heartworm positive and available through our foster to adopt program. Please ask us about this.

6/14/19 Roy is a 6 year old boy who is calm and gentle. He's good with kids and enjoys being loved on. He is heartworm positive and available through our foster to adopt program.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Beau
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Beau- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 5 at 3:13 PM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Beau!

7/4/19 Beau has been with us about a month now, and his puppy antics have certainly made our household more interesting and lively! He's busy, smart, curious, sweet and silly in equal measure. In typical puppy fashion, he can be chatty and pushy and needy at times but never unusually so, and he responds well to redirection and positive attention. Beau loves to roughhouse with his foster brother but is respectful of the other dogs (and cat) who let him know that they don't want to play.

6/18/19 Beau continues to be an amazingly fun pup to have around. He's energetic, playful, full of curiosity, enthusiastic about learning, and ready for just about anything! His frequent invitations to play, zoomies through the garden, and his delight over the smallest things inspire us to explore with him, and try to experience the world through his eyes. Beau thrives when given lots of exercise, positive social outlets, training time, and supervision to help guide his happy-go-lucky spirit!

6/6/19 This big goof is Beau. He's a 7-8 month old puppy who has boundless enthusiasm for life and an infectious grin. Although he still has a lot of growing up to do, Beau already has the basics under his belt. Just add in some training, playtime and lots of love and you'll have a real winner on your hands. Beau would LOVE to have a playful canine pal to hang out with and a family who is committed to helping him become the very best boy he can be!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Marco
Marco Marco Marco
Marco - DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
June 28 at 9:37 PM

Thanks to Lisa for fostering Marco!

6/19/19 Marco is a great pup! He will play fetch with you, then go in and sit on the couch. He needs a cat-free home. He is ok with most dogs, as long as they are calm, he isn't a player.

6/3/19 Marco LOVES to fetch, loves the water and will eat any treat you give him! He is the all around lab! He does prefer to be an only dog or with another dog that doesn't want to play.

05/14/19 Marco was brought to the Belton shelter after his owner died. Marco is a 7-year-old gentleman who is incredibly easy going, great with other dogs and cats, rides very well in the car and just wants to find a forever family. This sweetheart has a couple of fatty masses and his eye sight is starting to fade, but he is full of spunk and will make the perfect addition to any family!

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

Lazar
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Lazar- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 28 at 9:37 PM

Lazar is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

6/17/19 Lazar is an incredible dog! He walks fairly well on a leash, knows sit, loves to play fetch, and is gentle around kids.

6/14/19 Lazar is a 2 year old stunning lab who loves playing fetch and swimming! We will update more about him soon.

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

Aspen
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Aspen- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 25 at 12:27 PM

2/1/18 Thank you Amanda and Rocky for fostering Aspen.

** 5 Benefits of a One-Eyed Lab **

1 - 50% fewer eye boogers

2 - Ready made pirate costume

3 - You won't bother his sleep by having the lights on, he'll just put the good eye down!

4 - Major "Awwwww" points at the dog park

5 - It's like he's giving you a permanent wink and a smile

-- But the main thing to remember is that when you are as handsome and perfect as Aspen one eye is all you need!--

Aspen has fur like velvet that makes him SO nice to snuggle. He likes to sit all 80 pounds of himself on your lap when you sit on the couch; it may sound like a lot but it's like cuddling a giant teddy bear! He is BIG (85 pounds) and Strong and loves to play my 2 year old husky. He does ok with my more dominant cat, but not so much with my more timid cat because he does chase if they run.

He's been really good with my neighbors older kiddos, 10 and up, but again, he's big and loves to play so a little caution is advised. He really does very sweetly with them when he is calm.

He was a little food aggressive when he got here and is a consummate counter surfer, but once he learned the dog chow is unlimited and always available he got much better about it and now we just leave two bowls down all the time. He will try to guard one but knocks it off if you catch him doing it.

He's very smart and is both extremely eager to please and very food motivated, so picks up on training quickly.

I think Aspen would do best with another strong, playful dog who is not too dominant. He would probably do ok as an only dog with a very active person/family.

We've taken him to a Walnut Creek dog park and he splashed right into the water. It wasn't deep enough to swim but I think he will definitely be a water dog. He likes to play fetch and he likes to play tug on the rope. He's been generally very good with the other dogs he has met at the dog park and out and about but he has such a big and exuberant personality that he can overwhelm some of the more timid dogs.

My pictures don't do justice to this handsome guy. Between his rich, midnight black, velvet fur and his constant happy wriggling I have a hard time getting clear pictures. He's so handsome that he only needs one eye and such a good boy that you forget he's even missing the other - all the hair is growing back thick and silky that it just looks like he is giving you a little wink and a smile every time you look at him.

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

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

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

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

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

Fulton
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Fulton- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 18 at 10:42 PM

Thank you Jill for fostering Fulton!

5/27/19 If you want a dog that loves his family, is great with kids, will keep them entertained and be their best friend, or if you are on your own and need a great companion, then Fulton is the dog for you. Like all rescues, he takes a little time to warm to you, but once he does you have a friend for life. He needs to be the only dog as he doesn¯t get on well with other dogs and probably no cats (although we haven¯t tested that)! When walking him on his leash, if you have his squeaky ball with you he will not leave your side or take his eyes off the ball! He is calm and loving when indoors, as long as all his toys are put away, otherwise he thinks it is time to play! He is an awesome hunter and can find anything hidden in the undergrowth. He loves to swim and retrieve and can run for miles. He has chased deer, but comes straight back if you squeak his ball and call him. He has finally put on some weight and we have taught him to sit and wait while his food is served. Fulton deserves to be in a home where he will be loved, in return he will be a loyal and loving member of the family.

5/17 Fulton continues to be a great house guest. He has been enjoying swimming in the creek and laying in the paddling pool to cool off. He still enjoys chasing a ball, but isn't obsessed with them as he was when he first joined us. My son uses a tennis racket to bat the ball until he has had enough, and we take all toys away from him when we are in the house. He is pretty chill, enjoys hanging out with his humans and receiving love.

4/21 This sweet boy has been no trouble at all while staying with us. We keep all of his toys hidden until we are ready to play, and then he is eager to play fetch as long as you are. He lays and cuddles or nuzzles you if he wants to be petted. He now sits while I serve his food, and he has slowed down enough to actually chew on it! At night I throw a few treats in his crate, along with his favorite squeaky toy, and he hops right in. Not a peep until the morning when we let him out. We have also left him in the house without any issues. He will lay at the bottom of the stairs and outside the lower bedroom door, patiently waiting for you to return. He loves his humans and is great with kids. He isn't phased by the barking dogs next door, and only barks himself as a warning if someone knocks at the door. He loves water!

4/2/19 Fulton has been with us just under a week and is a joy to have around. He is very smart and food driven, which makes training him easy.

He loves his walks and is good on the leash. When he first arrived he was very active and obsessed with his ball. He managed to find every kind of toy around the house, which he would bring to us and place in our laps to play fetch. We decided to hide everything and only take toys out when we were ready to play either inside or out. This has worked well, and he has now calmed down and is happy to lie beside you or come over for cuddles.

He sleeps all night in his crate without a peep. (We give him his favorite ball to sleep with)

He still needs to gain a little weight and we are teaching him to sit for his food, which he eats very quickly!

He is great with kids and loves to be with his people. He would do well with an active family who can give him the love and attention he deserves.

3/20/19 Fulton has heartworms and is starting his treatment soon. He is a great dog that wants nothing more than to play fetch and sit in the pool!

3/9/19 Fulton is a ball fetching machine who loves the water! He does well on a leash and in a crate. He is good around other dogs and kids. He knows sit and is working on down.

3/1/19 Fulton was rescued today and is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home until he finds his forever family. Fulton loves to fetch! He will post more about this handsome boy as we get to know him and he is vetted this week.

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 17 at 9:49 PM

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

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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Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 17 at 10:44 AM

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Maybelle
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Maybelle- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 5:38 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Maybelle!

Maybelle came to us with a broken left leg and broken right hip, apparently from being hit by a car. She's had surgery to repair it all, and we know she'll be good as new soon. So far she has allowed us to handle her, help her walk, and has been fine with the other dogs in the home getting near her crate. She will not be available until later Summer at the earliest.

Thanks to Melanie Gantt, Susan Bollinger, David Littlewood, Jennifer Kudla, and Frederick Dupy for sponsoring Maybelle. We can save more dogs like Maybelle with your support.



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Mishi
Mishi Mishi Mishi
Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 27 at 12:39 AM

Thanks to Mike and Lauren for fostering Mishi and her puppies!

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

MD
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MD- DOB March 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 7 at 6:34 PM

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

Thanks to Margaret for fostering MD!

MD came in at the same time as Brave, Honor, and Valor, but is not related to them, and we do not know anything about her parents. She is probably about 2 weeks older than they are. She is adventurous, and likes to play. She's showing signs of understanding housebreaking.

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

Mercury
Mercury- DOB April 23, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 7 at 6:33 PM

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

Thanks to Mike and Lauren for fostering this family!

Mercury is one of Mishi's puppies, and will be available in late June.

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

Maude
Maude- DOB April 23, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 7 at 6:32 PM

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

Thanks to Mike and Lauren for fostering this family!

Maude is one of Mishi's puppies, and will be available in late June.

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

Lydia
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Lydia- DOB 2012 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 25 at 5:09 PM

Thank you Alison for fostering Lydia.

5/13/2019 - I've had the pleasure of fostering Lydia for a few days now and - to quote Mary Poppins - she is practically perfect in every way. She is quite low key, walks beautifully on leash, is totally fine in the car, sleeps quietly in her bed all night long and just loves love. She is a happy girl, has good manners, knows some basic commands and is very eager to please and to learn (especially if there are treats involved.) When we've encountered dogs on walks, she really hasn't paid them much mind at all, but she is not a fan of dogs getting up in her face too much. 4/19/19 Lydia has come a long way! She is so happy now. She loves people, loves the water and is such a good dog. She is good with other dogs, though doesn't like to play and gets easily annoyed when they do. She would love a low key home with a family who adores her!

3/30/19 Lydia was rescued today and is staying at the Ranch and would love a foster home while she waits for her forever home. She is approximately 6-7 years old. We were told that she is afraid of young (toddler age) children so she would do best in a home with older children. We will post more about Lydia as we get to know her.

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Lady Bird
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Lady Bird- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
June 25 at 12:39 PM

Thank you Falgout family for fostering Lady Bird!

6/16/19 Ladybird got to go out in the boat! She was so well behaved, LOVED the water, such a good swimmer. She enjoyed watching my son surf. This girl will make a family so happy. She is ready for any adventure!!

6/15/19 Ladybird has been doing great! She loves playing with our dog, Roy, they are buddies! She would do great with another dog, she loves playtime. She is just about perfect on a leash....if all my dogs walked this good! Today she met some goats, she was so curious! She had a bath and loved it. This girl is such a cuddler....she is ready to show how much love she has. :)

6/12/19 We picked up Ladybird from the ranch and she traveled well, not a peep in her crate. When I introduced her to our dogs, they immediately got along and were instant friends. :) On day 1, she saw the pool and loved it! A true Lab! She settled in so nicely, loves her walks and doesn't pull at all, good with other dogs and people, eats well with others, potty trained and sleeps all night in her crate. What a sweet girl, she is full of kisses, always ready for a treat, she will even sit and give her paw. This girl will make a family very happy. Its only been 2 days and she has the routine down.

6/9/19 Lady Bird is around 4 years old and a gem!! She is sweet, bouncy, good with other dogs, crate and house trained, and always seems to be smiling.

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

Lara
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Lara- DOB 2013 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
June 25 at 12:39 PM

Thank you David for fostering Lara.

5/13/19 Lara was recently returned because her owner had an accident and is no longer able to care for her. She is a loving lab and wants lots of affection. Lara is very laid back and would be a perfect companion to accompany you to work and/or running errands. She does not bark at other dogs or people. She sleeps all night on a dog bed in our bedroom. She is completely house trained using the doggy door. She is very sweet and affectionate with everyone she meets!She did fabulous on our 2 mile walks. Doesn't pull and good off leash too. Knows Sit and likes to retrieve balls. She has a beautiful chocolate coat. She travels nicely in the car too.

5/19/19 Lara has been in a foster home for about 3-4 weeks. She is a perfect dog. Smart and affectionate. Gets along great with other dogs. She likes to chew ice. She also talks sometimes.

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

Martina
Martina- DOB April 23, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 25 at 12:39 PM

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

Thanks to Jess for fostering Martina!

Martina is one of Mishi's puppies, and will be available in late June.

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

Capo
Capo Capo Capo
Capo- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 19 at 9:33 PM

Thank you Mary for fostering Capo till adoption!

4/17/19 Capo is such a good boy! His favorite things to do are playing fetch, cuddling, and eating food. He does very well in the house, does not mark or jump on the furniture. Capo can be an exercise buddy along with someone to just lounge around with. When we are not home, he does go in his crate, but needs motivation. We think that he does not want to go in, because he sees our dogs walking around. He does great with both our large and small dog. He is very graceful so he does not step on our small dog or run into us. He LOVES to play fetch so it would be great for him to have some room to run. Also, what makes us love him more is that he is missing a couple of his front teeth. He reminds us of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon with his loving smile. Capo will make a great companion for anyone willing to give him patience and love!

4/15/19 Capo is a sweet, tall lab who loves other dogs, does well with kids, and enjoys playing fetch. Capo does well in his crate and appears housebroken. He is a gentle, larger boy and will make an excellent addition to anyone's family! He is heartworm positive and available for foster to adopt while he goes through his heartworm treatment.

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

Brave
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Brave- DOB March 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 19 at 6:08 PM

Thank you Ashlynn for fostering Brave!

5.28.19 Brave has been a great foster for our family. He is a typical puppy that wants to play with toys, take long naps, follows our golden retriever everywhere, and be loved! He has been pretty low key since he has been with us. We are working on crate and house training right now. He sleeps through the night with barely any barking or whining in his crate and minimal potty breaks. We have been lucky to care for this little guy, hes a sweetheart! NOTE: Puppies under 6 months of age are $350 to adopt.

Brave and his 2 siblings were born to Leeza sometime in mid to late March of this year. He's a typical puppy!

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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