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.

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Nova- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 10:06 PM

Thank you to Jessica and Shawn for fostering sweet Nova!

4/1/18 Nova is no longer in the 100s!! She is such a spunky, loving dog. She is good with other dogs, though doesn't wrestle with them (yet)! She will walk a mile with you and loves belly rubs. She is always happy. She has been used to pushing her way around and getting away with it (due to her size). Nova is quickly learning to ask for something vs shove her way to it and no longer snaps your finger off when taking a treat!! She is quiet the dog!

3-7-18 Nova is down to 104 pounds - a loss of 35 pounds! She feels so much better but still has about 15-20 pounds to go.

2-20-18 Nova came to us extremely obese, tipping the scale at 139 pounds! At last check she has slimmed down to 111, but still needs to take off about 25 more pounds. As she loses the weight she is getting spunkier, and now she can run a little bit and has started trying to play with the other dogs. She loves to swim, and will sometimes even fetch a toy in the water, but she's not quite the gold-standard of retriever yet. She is trustworthy in the house, but crates nicely, too.

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

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Inga- DOB 1/14/2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 9:26 PM

03/24/18 I know she will dazzle them with her brilliance. Inga is intelligent, playful, people pleasing lab. She continues to surprise us with her ability to learn quickly. She makes us laugh with her playfulness and kisses. Inga stops what she is doing with only a gentle command from us. Inga is learning how to walk with the pack on leash. She looks turns around to look & wait for for me on walks. Inga would do well with an family with children, dogs, or cats. But if you are a single person Inga will be a great companion. She can keep herself entertained too. On those cold winter days & nights (not many in Texas) she will wait by the fireplace while you read. It doesn't get any better than a faithful hound by your side. I did set up a foster FB page: fran's fosters! I post adorable pictures of Inga & her foster sibling Demi. Inga is a sweet 8 week old puppy that would love to join your family!

4-07-18 Wow, our little Inga is growing. She is 11 weeks old. Inga sits for treats. We continue her training to sit at the doors & back gate. She is getting better at going to the back door when she needs out. Inga eats good. She also runs & sits in her crate & waits for her bowl. She has energy to keep up with an active fur ever home. Inga enjoys our walks. She then takes a nap. Inga has a pair of Dobby ears. Did I mention she is saucy, and can hold her own? She plays all day with her foster siblings.

4/20/18 Inga is showing her good personality. She struts her stuff around the house. She plays with her foster big brothers. Inga loves to kiss everyone. Inga loves baths. One day she jumped in the tub 2-3 times. So she got 2-3 baths, what a stinker! She definitely has intelligence in her eyes and performance. We walk Inga twice daily on a leash. She loves to play in our homemade mountain trails. This gives her a chance to use her cognitive and coordination work out. Inga had a play date on Thursday. She played with all the dogs. She is the social princess. We are loving the opportunity to foster this little spitfire and lovable puppy.

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

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Dunkin- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 9:20 PM

Thank you Heather for fostering Dunkin!

4/23/18-Dunkin has been with us for almost a week now and is such a happy boy! He loves to follow us around from room to room and is surprisingly laid back. He does like to jump when excited, but responds nicely to stern verbal correction. He doesn't like to go into his crate, but settles down quickly once he's in and sleeps all night. He adores being brushed! He apparently doesn't like for shoes to be kept together in pairs. He likes to pick one up and move it to another room. So far, he hasn't chewed any of these shoes, just carries them gently in his mouth so that you have a little (seeking) your shoe before you head outside! 😀 4/13/18 Dunkin is such a sweet boy! He's about 7 months old, good in a crate and always up to play!

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

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Wilt- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 9:07 PM

Thank you Leigh for fostering Wilt.

4/23/18 Wilt is such a laid back and easy going dog, kind to every human and dog he meets. He is kennel trained, but totally trust worthy in the house - we typically just leave him out while we're at work and all he does is nap. This guy is pretty much cool with everything. He is happy to just lay around and nap all day but also enjoys getting loved on and going for walks. So far he has tested every dog bed in our house and approves of them all. Wilt is a very tall guy and about 85 pounds but don't let that deter you - he is a gentle giant!

4/13/18 He is a tall guy and well behaved.

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

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Weeble- DOB September 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 5:31 PM

Thank you Sandy for fostering Weeble.

4/22/18 Weeble is loving the swimming pool more & more now that it?s getting warmer. He loves his daily walks & his occasional runs...he does so well on his leash. He has such a fun personality, always playing with his toys, greeting you at the door with hugs & kisses. He is going to make someone very happy when he finds his forever home. ❤️

4/1/18 Weeble took his 1st boat ride on Easter Day! He loved the water, was curious about the ducks and listened perfectly. He was such a good boy and enjoyed the day. He loves to play with his foster brothers, loves his daily walks and always enjoys his chew toys. He gets right into his crate every night and sleeps like a baby. He will make an awesome member to any family....he is so great with people! Always wants to say hi! 3/17/18 Weeble took his 1st road trip with us to Galveston. He traveled well in his crate. He loved the beach and chasing the birds! He played with his foster cousin and loved chasing tennis balls together. The longer we get to know Weeble, the more we love him. He is such a sweet, smart and handsome boy. He has already learned sit, paw, high five, lay down and stay. He gets along great with other dogs and curious about everything. I work from home and he follows me around because he doesn't want to miss anything. :) He goes right into his crate at night...he is going to make someone very happy in his forever home. 3/10/18 We were so excited to pick up this sweet boy and love him until he finds his forever home! That won't take long because in just a week, he has fit right in and loves playing with our two labs, loves his walks and meeting other dogs, loves his tennis balls and toys, and loves giving kisses to his humans. :) What a sweet boy, he is going to make someone very happy.

3/4/18 Weeble has stolen the hearts of everyone he has met! Now he is ready to meet his forever family. This boy is super good with dogs, good in a crate and so gentle with my toddler. But, don't let that fool you, he is still a puppy! He will run and play with the best of them. He knows sit, but is working on learning some self control and manners.

Weeble is a gorgeous 18 month old black male Lab. He is new to us and staying at the Ranch, but would love a foster home until he finds his forever home!

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

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Theodore- DOB October 2016
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 5:09 PM

Thanks to Rachel for fostering sweet Theo!!!

4/23/18 Update: Theodore is still looking for his forever home. His dream is to find a family with a big, fenced yard and a fur friend to play with daily. Theo LOVES other dogs, he loves to play, and will need to go to a family that has another playful and active dog. Although we are working on not jumping up at toys in our hands, he is gentle as a timid horse when taking food or treats. His favorite night-time routine is being brushed while laying in his foster's lap. He also LOVES to work, and will require continued training with a dog experienced owner. Since he is young and large (~65LBs), he will need someone wanting, willing and able to work with him on basic obedience (such as leash skills). He needs an assertive owner who knows how to handle puppy-like behavior, such as mouthing towards toys when he is excited. This dog has a heart of a gentle giant, and has been through more than many in his life (especially for being under 2 years old). He is looking for that family who are ready to help shape and mold him into an even better dog. One thing we love about him is his ability to self entertain. Theodore is not an overly needy dog. If it was up to him, he would spend his afternoons sun bathing, playing fetch and chasing squirrels outside - this dog LOVES being active outdoors. The more active the family, the better for this lab! His typical lab energy means he would do best with a family who can exercise him (physically and mentally) daily, and a family that's excited to take him to training obedience classes! Lastly, he will need to go to a kid-free family due to his young age and large size. 2/23/18: Theodore has been winning the hearts and minds of #teamtheo fans on his foster's social media page ( His demeanor is as sweet as his face. He gets along with dogs of all shapes and sizes, doesn't mind cats and is an awesome road-trip partner. Fully potty trained and crate trained, just a little polishing on his leash skills is needed. Both active and lovable, Theo is looking a home with a nice fenced yard he can sun bathe in (this dog LOVES being outdoors). He would be happiest being in a family with another dog, or a family that has a lot of dog friends and visitors. He is a typical energetic lab, so he would thrive with an active family. If you are looking for a loyal, resilient, friend to keep your feet warm - Theodore might just be the perfect fit. 12-7-17 Theo is ready for adoption! Vet has given the all clear.

9-21-17 Theo came to us as an abandoned puppy and was then adopted out. He recently returned to us and is now recovering from hip replacement surgery. Not only is he as cute as can be, he also is extremely active and carries anything and everything in his mouth. He needs a home with another playful dog. This is a must for him. He also needs an experienced owner as he is still a puppy, but weighs 70 pounds.

We appreciate the following people who have contributed to Theo's medical care: J Ware, M Bryarly, A Sauer, E Biehle, S Giancola, C Moore, T Ritko, B Simonton, C Daniels, P and L Peralta, S Van Poperin, C Leahy, C Rethamn, P Kipping, T Lieberknecht, G Sanderson, C Moore, T Potts, L McCloskey, H Bassett, M Patel, J Chapa, S Bain, R Palmer, D Mann, S Owens, K Brinegar, L Adams, H Hickey, L Collins, J Howell, S Oswalt.

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

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Floyd- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 3:14 PM

Floyd is living at the dog ranch and would love a foster home of his own as he waits to find his forever family.

4/22/18 Floyd is a young, goofy dog who has never met a stranger. He is energetic and loving, enjoys playing fetch and dunking his ball in the water. He says it is to keep it clean, but we think he just is hoping we will take him swimming soon!

4/12/18 Floyd is brand new to us. He is living at the Ranch, but would love a foster home until he finds his forever home! Keep checking back for new adorable pictures and information on Fantastic Floyd!

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

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Buchanan- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 3:10 PM

4/12/18 Buchanan is brand new to us and is staying at the Ranch, but would love a foster home until he finds his forever home. He is a handsome boy and LOVES water!

4/23/18 Buchanan is getting so much better at self control and basic manners! This young boy came to us like a bull in a china shop, but now he is much more careful about his actions. He is good with other dogs, does well in his crate and is good at not knocking over young kids. He is your typical young male lab!

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

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O'Neil- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 3:08 PM

O'Neil just joined us on 4/14/18. He would love a foster home/family while he waits for his forever home! He is dog friendly and very sweet.

4/22/18 - O'Neil is a very energetic boy! We ran 4 miles and I think he could have gone longer. He is very smart and extremely motivated by food - so he is easily picking up the "sit" command. The "Busy Buddy Barnacle" (kong-like toy) has kept him entertained for hours as he works hard to get the food out of it. He also enjoys chewing on a Nylabone. He attaches to the humans around him quickly and wants to be near you. He loves a good ear scratch and belly rub!

4/16/18 O'Neil is a sweet boy, a bit timid, but very friendly. He is good with other dogs, good in his crate and enjoys treats! He is heartworm positive and will begin treatment soon! This low key boy is ready to find his forever home!

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

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Kalia- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 3:07 PM

Thank you Hope for fostering Kalia!

04/23/2018 Kalia is really blossoming! She's still underweight and coming into a new coat but she is as happy and snuggly as ever! She's incredibly social and can't wait to meet people and other dogs. Whenever her foster mom takes her out, Kalia always gets complimented on how well behaved and sweet she is. She rarely barks and takes commands easily. She would be a great running companion - she keeps pace and always sticks close by when running around the dog park with her foster mom. But she's also very relaxed and is happy to curl up on the dog bed next to you all day.

03/31/2018 Kalia came to us recently with her four pups! She is about 15lbs underweight but is gaining it back in her foster home! Kalia is a calm, laid back, well behaved dog. She is house trained and knows basic commands, darn near perfect! She is so sweet and adjusting very well to the chaos of her foster home! She is great with dogs, cats and kids! Kalia is heartworm positive so she is available for the foster to adopt program. She is going to be chosen fast with her calm demeanor!

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

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Kina- DOB Feb 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 20 at 1:33 PM

Thank you Rachel for fostering!

03/31/18 Kina is one of Kalia's puppies and is about as gorgeous as they come! These pups are about 7 weeks old. She is a total love bug and would prefer to be in your lap giving and receiving love!

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

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Chips- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 20 at 1:32 PM

Thank you Kerrie for fostering Chips! He is a playful 11 week old puppy that was rescued from Rockport with his sister, Salsa.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
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Salsa- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 20 at 1:32 PM

Thank you Kerrie for fostering Salsa. Salsa was rescued with her brother Chips from Rockport. She is a 11 week old precious little girl.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
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Jackson- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
April 20 at 1:31 PM

Thank you to Jeff and Bella for fostering Jackson! We got Jackson on 4/12/18 and he is a large and gentle boy waiting for his forever home. Stay tuned for more information on this handsome boy!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
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Bitsy- DOB 2016
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
April 20 at 10:18 AM

Thank you Courtney for fostering Bitsy while she waits for her forever family!

4/20/18 - Bitsy?s coat is back to a beautiful chocolate! She no longer has the orange fur she came in with and her fur is super soft thanks to a nutritious diet. She has really settled in well and is just as sweet as can be! I have taken her to a couple of training classes at the dog Ranch and she is such a quick learner. She is a laid back lab who is ready to find her forever home!

3/25/18 - I have been fostering Bitsy for a couple of weeks now. She would love to be your lap dog and follow you around the house! She is very sweet, energetic and loves to play with my lab. Bitsy is great on a leash, knows to sit for affection and we are working on down. Bitsy does great in the crate and I have even left her out of the crate some while gone during the day. She is a smaller girl who would love to find her forever home with someone that will give her all of the affection she loves and deserves!

3/3/18 Bitsy is a doll! She is good in a crate, easy going around the house (but doesn't like cats) and always ready for a walk. She is working on manners and has gotten very good at sitting. She also seems to prefer the company of male dogs to females.

1/25/18 Bitsy came to us from a rural shelter where she was found extremely skinny. She is gaining weight nicely and is healthy! She is very loving, a bit bouncy, but overall a great dog! She is good in the crate and good with other dogs.

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

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Maelin- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 19 at 8:35 AM

4/12/18 Thank you Dan and Kumi for fostering Maelin. Maelin is new to us, dog friendly, good in a crate and just looking for her forever home!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
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Kira- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
April 14 at 3:35 PM

4/14/18 Oh my goodness, Miss Kira is SUCH a fun girl to have around the house. She loves to play fetch and will happily respond to "drop it" so you can throw the ball for her again. She's very quick to make new friends and her energy level is perfect - she's not too rambunctious, but is very playful, curious and smart. Kira also loves to sunbathe, snuggle and gnaw on her chew toys. Kira would be an easy and lovable addition to just about any family.

4/8/18 Kira is a lovely and sweet girl who just transitioned to a new foster home. Kira's resilience and strong social skills allowed her to quickly adjust to her new friends and routine. So far, she's been low-key indoors and curious and active outside. Stay tuned for further updates as she settles in.

2-20-18 Kira came to us several months ago emaciated and with a never-repaired, badly-healed broken leg. She got the leg fixed in January, has gained weight, gotten a beautiful coat, and is ready to find her own family. She is a typical Lab - loves to swim and fetch, and then sleeps soundly, preferably on the couch in her person's lap. She loves toys and usually has more than one with her in her spot.

We appreciate the following people who have contributed to Kira's medical expenses: L Reider, K Scott, K Griffin, A Gauthier, P and L Peralta.

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

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Cameron (Cam)- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 10 at 8:10 AM

Thank you Jayne for fostering Cam! Cam is new to us and is Heartworm positive and will begin treatment in May.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
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Ruby- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 10 at 8:06 AM

Ruby is living at the Ranch, but would love a foster home until she finds her forever home.

4/1/18 Ruby is a small 1 year old and the quint essential Lab! She loves to fetch, loves the water and is so loving to humans and dogs. She loves to wrestle with other dogs, though can be very persistent if another dog won't tell her to stop. She has gotten very good at listening to other dogs when they say no, but is still annoying if the other dog doesn't tell her to knock it off. She is a year old, full of 1 year old energy, crate trained and house trained.

3/21/18 Ruby likes to play with other dogs now that her leg is healing. She also loves to carry toys or balls around where ever she goes. She is an energetic girl who sits nicely to be pet. She is a great 1 year old pup! 3/9/18 She was hit by a car around Halloween and has just completed her surgery recovery. Ruby got her cast and cone off today 3/9/18 and has a few days of rest and leash walking and will be ready to join your family! She is smart, energetic and needs some training around people, dogs and cats.

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

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Kai- DOB Feb 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 7 at 12:55 PM

Thank you Niki for fostering Kai!

04/04/2018 Kai is the only boy from Kalia's litter! Your eyes are not deceiving you, this boy does have light blue eyes! They are gorgeous and mesmerizing! He is a sweet, fairly laid back but playful puppy!

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

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Ed- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
April 3 at 8:49 PM

4/3/18 Ed is really improving in his ability to deliver "sit" in spite of his puppy excitement. We have started adding "stay" after "sit" with the goal that he will safely remain inside when a door to the house is opened. For a one year old dog, I'd say he is coming along well.

Ed's affection and companionship continue to be such a beautiful thing. I've really never met a more affectionate dog. I can see Ed being a wonderful companion to a family with playful children.

3/17/18 We are so happy to foster Ed. He has been living with us for just a few days now. He is such an affectionate, loving dog. He likes to climb in your lap, as best he can at his grown size. If not on your lap, he wants to snuggle up. He has been very happy to meet all the people who have come and gone in our house so far.

There is lots of puppy energy left in him, but so far I haven't seen any of the puppy chewing that often accompanies this. He plays hard outside and loves a good game of fetch. He can jump higher than any lab I've ever seen, so a 6 foot fence will be a must.

Ed has been sleeping on a dog bed in our bedroom and he beds down easily for the night. We have crated him a few times when no one was going to be home and that went fine.

He loves to go walking. He is strong, so we are walking him with a front-hooking harness. He is barking at cars right now, but I suspect this may be a matter of gaining familiarity since his prior life may have been in a rural area with fewer cars. We will work on this over the next few weeks.

Ed knows how to sit, but needs to practice to improve his response time.

I think Ed would be very happy to have a dog to play with in his new home.

Ed wants to bolt out the door each time we open it, so we are working to teach him to "sit" by doors.

3/8/18 Ed was just rescued from Uvalde and joined HOTLR today. He is staying at the Ranch, but would LOVE a foster home until he finds his forever home. He knows Sit and Shake and acts like a fun loving sweet young Lab.

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

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Ginny- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 2 at 11:58 PM

4/2/2018 Ginny is doing great and settling into her foster home. When I first met her 11 days ago, she was so scared of people and barely got close to me. She is feeling confident in her safe surroundings and has now settled into enjoying being a lap dog (see pic #3). If you do not enjoy dog kisses she is not the dog for you. She loves giving kisses to both my 12 year old Lab and me! She is only food motivated by the really good stuff but loves affection. So working on training her and rewarding her with what she likes. She is crate trained and house broken but still needs some basic training. She is so darn sweet and just wants to be loved!

3/24/18 Ginny is settling in her new foster home with my 12 year old Lab (the one in the back of the pic) that she loves! She is shy and learning to trust people. She started with just running up to me, licking me once then running away. She improves every day and wants to be loved! She was really scared of the flight of stairs on my deck to get to the yard. She was so cute the first time she went down them and stood for about a minute with her hind paws on the top step and her front paws one step down. She finally got the courage and made it down. She now runs up and down like a champ!

3/21/18 Ginny is a nice dog, seems friendly with people and other dogs (not sure about cats yet). She is very shy right now, but wants to be loved on. She is doing well in her crate and likes when other dogs are around.

3/19/18 Sweet Ginny is new to us. She is around four years old and hated being at the shelter. She is heartworm positive so we will be looking for a foster to adopt arrangement for her.

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

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Brooke- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 2 at 11:50 AM

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

4/1/18 Brooke is a doll! So easy going and willing to do whatever it is you want. Go for a walk? Sure! Spend the day in bed? As long as you pet her belly from time to time, you will have a snuggle companion! She is great with kids, doesn't jump, knows sit and is crate and house trained. She is hw pos.

3/10 Brooke is from Rockport and as sweet as can be. She's a smaller girl and recently had pups. She's easy going and enjoys hanging out with everyone. She is heartworm positive.

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

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Hermes- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 21 at 10:31 PM

Thanks to Anne for fostering Hermes!

3/21/18 Hermes is a sweet loving lab without the extra lab energy. He may have had a rough start, but he?s certainly learning to love the finer things in life...soft beds and couches and lots of pets! He?s potty trained and crate trained, although is a master escape artist when it comes to the crate! He?s non-destructive in the house and is easily redirected to dog toys if need be. Hermes walks well on a leash but doesn?t require multiple long walks to be happy?just a potty break is good enough for him (sometimes I?m pretty sure he just lays still when the urge to move hits and waits for it to pass!). He is a bit picky about food, he only wants to eat kibble if there?s wet food mixed in (at least on a feeding schedule). He does well with other dogs, as long as they aren?t too pushy. He?s does well at the dog park as well, but he may be more interested in meeting people than dogs. Hermes would be a great addition to any family, particularly one that has an older dog with lower energy levels.

2-20-18 Hermes is recovering from hip surgery and is doing really well with it. He crates nicely, but he has been known to break out of the crate if he's not near the action. Although he came from a hoarding situation, he is shy around dogs he doesn't know, and is even afraid of some. He's improving, though, and will make a wonderful friend for someone.

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta, James Lewing and Cheryl McAllister for sponsoring Hermes! We could not save as many great Labs like Hermes without our incredible sponsors!

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

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May- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 18 at 10:51 PM

NOTE from Foster: If you are interested in meeting the playful relaxed May and not the overwhelmed May you get at the regular meet and greets, please request a private meet and greet! Take a drive North and come play with May!

Thank you Jackie for fostering May!

03/18 Sweet May, how far this wonderful girl has come! May LOVES to play fetch and run off leash around our property! She would also be perfectly happy to crawl into my lap and stay there! She has so much love to give, and aims to please! She is never to far away, but is getting better in giving us some space! May has anxiety and gets overwhelmed when out of her comfort zone (i.e. Away from home) but she is getting so much better with her coping skills! She has had some obstacles to over come (two puppy fosters and an out of town guest with a dog) and she has handled it amazingly well! She needs a patient family who will play lots of fetch and keep her busy! May WILL NOT make a great 1st impression (especially if we go to a M&G) but this beautiful petite girl is an absolute joy and lovebug! We are available for a private Meet & Greet! Take a short drive and come play ball with May!

03/03 We have been fostering sweet May for 6 months now! She is comfortable in her foster home, knows her place, the routine and expectations and seems to be thriving now! She is very much a Velcro lovebug! She is fiercely loyal and LOVES attention. Now that the weather is nicer, we've been outside playing fetch several times a day to help release some of her energy. She loves to play fetch, so much so we recently bought a ball thrower so we can throw the ball further! She loves it and always gets a running start in anticipation of the throw! May has anxiety and takes medication for it but with consistency in her daily routine and the medication May is doing remarkably well! May would love to find her furever home!

01/16/2018 May has been with us almost 4 months now and wow has she come a long way! May has been on anti-anxiety meds for almost 2 months and they have been a life saver! She no longer stresses about most everything, instead she handles changes (such as us moving) rather well! She isn't pacing from nervous energy anymore either! She seems to be a normal high energy dog, she lives to play fetch, with other dogs, or by herself! Her energy is endless but since starting the medicine she is able to settle down now and take breaks/naps throughout the day! She still needs to work on socialization, to give her confidence in meeting new people or places. She would do best in an active home, no small children (under 6) recommended as she can be quite bouncy but she does well with kids otherwise! She is besties with my dog so an active, playful dog would be better suited for her as she will initiate play almost constantly! She is house trained, crate trained and knows basic obediance! Once she trusts you, she is fiercely loyal and oh so very loving! She needs a forever home overflowing in patience with her! She does have anxiety and it takes her a little longer to truly settle in and trust you completely but once she does she is a sweet, good girl (or she tries super hard to be ☺)

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

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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 10 at 10:18 PM

Adoption Coordinator Note: Since Timber is a shy guy and is a little overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of meet and greets at the ranch, he is available for private meet and greets at his foster's home. We feel like this will give potential adopters a true insight to this sweet boy's personality! If you are interested in meeting Timber, please contact us.

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

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

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

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

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Willie- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 5 at 5:37 PM

Thanks Mike for fostering Willie!

2/28/18 Willie is doing great. He had his last treatment for Heartwork on 2/14 and is going to be free and clear to run and play to his heart's content in a couple of weeks! He's a very sweet lab that gets along well with just about all dogs, but his greatest love is his people. He loves spending his day hanging out with Mike while he works, loves his walks and is always excited when he has a chance to cuddle. He's a mellow and fun dog that will be a great fit for just about any home. We are working on some separation anxiety and getting him more used to being alone in his crate, but he's making great progress and with some TLC will do great being left alone. 12/7/17 Willie is amazing! He is easy going and fairly calm for how young he is! He is good with other dogs, so handsome and loves people. He rides well in the car and does well in public.

11/15/17 Willie will steal your heart! He is so loving and sweet! He is not jumpy, great in his crate and hasn't had an accident in the house. He is heartworm positive and will begin treatment soon.

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

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Laredo- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 5 at 2:55 PM

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

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

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

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

8/18/17 Laredo loves to play with toys, chase and tug are his favorites. He still needs to gain some weight, but has no problem eating his food! Right now Laredo needs to be an only dog as he seems to not like all dogs. We have found this can change a couple of months after getting neutered (he was neutered yesterday). He is a high energy, handsome boy looking for someone to explore town with!

8/10/17 Laredo is an energetic, loving young boy waiting for his forever home!!

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

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Sugar- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 26 at 12:04 PM

Thank you to Aaron for fostering Sugar! 2/10/18 Sugar is brand new to us but so far we are smitten! She is house trained, crate trained, loves everyone, enjoys walks and is very young at heart!

2/24/18 Sugar is settling in very well. She has managed to find some toys I had forgotten about. She likes to chew on the Kong toy and the Nyla bone.

She will play fetch. She won?t bring it back to you, but she will go fetch a toy so she can chew on it some more. She also does some carpet swimming ? she gets on her back and bends back and forth and manages to move across the room. She also likes to be in your lap. A little big for a lap dog, but she makes it work. And the belly rub. She does love a good belly rub.

Other than that she still stays close and wants petted often. She is a very affectionate dog.

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

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Julep- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
April 22 at 6:15 PM

Thanks to Kye for fostering Julep!

4/1/18 Julep is on the shy side but is really coming out of her shell. She loves to play with people and other dogs. She is learning her name and simple commands. She is house broken, rarely barks, loves to chew and play with toys. Her absolute FAVORITE thing to do is cuddle and be held. She likes to sleep pressed up next to her human or another dog. She is a super sweet, gentle, low energy ball of love. And, she's beautiful :)

3/28/18 Julep was a bit shy in the beginning, but now loves to cuddle! She is great with other dogs and is doing well in her crate. She is about 8 months old and working on house training.

3/23/18 Julep is brand new to us and appears shy! Stay tuned for more information as we get to know sweet Julep.

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

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Zella- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 13 at 1:37 PM

Thank you to Peggy for fostering Zella until she finds her forever home!

3/25/18 Zella is a beautiful yellow girl with lovely yellow eyes. She is initially shy - but she loves to be loved! She loves long walk and playing outside. She is also good with kids. She is so much fun to have around.

3/5/18 Zella is amazing and we are having so much fun with this sweet girl. She is a very easy dog - house trained and crate trained. Zella is a quick learner and knows simple commands. She loves her crate but also loves to be with the family. She is potty trained and loves to play with our dogs. We are working on walking skills.

2/26/18 She is very sweet, dog friendly and demonstrates puppy like energy. She came to us very skinny but will transform into her beautiful self soon. She is great in a crate, loves to play with other dogs and is so excited to get lots of human love!

Thanks to Barbra Borden for sponsoring Zella! We could not save as many great Labs like Zella without our incredible sponsors!

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

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Faline (Fay Lean)- DOB 2017Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 10 at 8:11 AM

Thank you to Leigh for fostering Faline!

10/1/17 Adoption Coordinator note: Faline is available for a private meet and greet at her foster's home.

2/13/18 Faline is doing AMAZING! She is a very happy and confident girl who is totally at home with us and our dog. She has completely come out of her shell and is living an exciting dog life. She loves playing the backyard with her favorite toy, a floppy rubber frisbee. Faline is definitely a dog's dog, she loves meeting new pals and playing chase. Her daily schedule includes waking up for morning snuggles, walks around the neighborhood, and 24/7 squirrel patrol. Faline is a young dog with a lot of energy outdoors but indoors she likes to lay around the house and watch TV. She will need a home with another dog that can show her the ropes and help her be quickly comfortable in her new home. She is fully house trained, crate trained, and is learning the basic commands. We love Faline so much and we know her forever family will too!

1/1/2018 Faline had a very exciting December! This shy girl used to hate the car, but has come a very long way after working with her for a few months, she successfully completed a 17 hour road trip to Colorado for Christmas without any problems! She was very calm and just laid and slept in the back with our dog the whole time. She loved playing in the snow (see very cute video below!), let us put a very cute winter sweater on her and did great meeting 3 new people and 2 new dogs! The trip was great for Faline to get out of her comfort zone and she showed that when she's with people she trusts, she will open up quickly. Faline is a smart girl and has started to learn sit (she got it in just one session!). Have we mentioned that Faline is such a perfect size!? This little girl is 44 pounds, has beautiful golden fur and is ready to meet her forever family!

11/6/17 We love having Faline, she has improved so much and has revealed herself to be a very fun and active dog. She has such a cute personality and really smiles when she's happy and having fun! She loves to run around to backyard, chase bugs, chase squirrels and play with bones. In fact, chewing on bones is Faline's favorite indoor activity! This past weekend we took Faline on a 6 mile hike and she was amazing. She had so much fun, splashed around in the water a little at a low water crossing and walked great on her leash and flat collar. She really dislikes car rides but I could tell she thought the ride was worth it and she was in her happy place! Faline has proven that when she bonds with her people she will seek out snuggles and gentle pets.

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

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

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Hotch- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 10 at 8:09 AM

Thank you Jeff & Bella for fostering handsome boy, Hotch while he waits for his forever family!

Hotch is a sweetheart! He loves to play and is very high energy--he would love to have an active family that enjoys spending time outdoors.

Hotch also does very well being groomed, he has a soft mouth, and crates nicely. He is a bit of a jumper but has very quickly adjusted to not jumping on furniture and not counter surfing. 1/29/2018 - We've been fostering Hotch for three days now, and Hotch is the definition of a Good Boy. He is still settling in to our home and routine, and is learning how to share us humans with our two permanent resident Labs--he really loves to be the center of attention. He is high energy, fun-loving, and eager to both give and receive affection! He is also very eager to please, so with a little consistency, we think he's got a lot of potential to master both basic and some more advanced commands!

1/8/18 - Hotch is new to us and is currently living at the Ranch. He would love to live in a foster home until his forever family finds him. Hotch is a sweet, loving boy! He is great with other dogs, good in a crate and loves everyone he meets. He is energetic but calms quickly and would love a family to love forever.

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

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Bruiser- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
April 10 at 8:07 AM

Bruiser is new to us and living at the Ranch and would LOVE a foster home while he is waiting for his forever home.

4/1/18 Bruiser is a love! Everyone that has met him has said they would love for him to be their dog. He is a gentle giant at his core. So good with other dogs and children, great in a crate and appears house trained. He will steal your heart at first site!

3/19/18 Bruiser loves all dogs and is good in a crate and on a leash.

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

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Brazos- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 10 at 8:07 AM

Thank you Nancy for fostering Brazos!

4/5/18 Brazos is doing great. Ignores our 2 cats:). No accidents and comes when called. Stays very close to me after only a week. Very sweet and docile. Met neighbor kids (ages 3 and 5) for FIRST time and was a bit scared but they were very enthusiast to see him:). Making huge progress in such a short time. 4/1/18 Brazos is still pretty shy, though coming out of his shell. He is good with other dogs, they seem to help his confidence. He currently is a quiet boy that likes scratches under his chin!

3/19/18 Brazos is new to us and alittle shy, but his foster is working with him and before long he will be the fun loving Lab he was meant to be!

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

As dogs are adopted and room becomes available we take more in. At this time we are completely filled up and do not have enough foster homes to rescue all of the Labs in this area, and north and south of Austin. There are several at Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, and other Shelters around the area, we will consider as space becomes available. Please put the Labs in Shelters, on your list for consideration. If you find a Lab you would consider adopting in one of the shelters, we would be happy to meet you. Our Rescue group will be available to answer any questions you may have or to help you work through any problems you may experience with your adopted Lab, whether you adopt from us, or one of the shelters. Also consider the dogs below.

There are additional dogs listed at the below link which are also available for adoption. These dogs are privately owned dogs and are NOT affiliated with HOTLR. Do NOT contact HOTLR to get more info on these dogs, as this is a service we provide to people trying to place labs. Please contact the individual dog's contact information to arrange to meet the dog. HOTLR does not vouch for any of these dogs, as they have not been evaluated by any HOTLR Volunteers.

Click here to see Heart of Texas Lab Rescue Referrals