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.

March
March March
March- DOB 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 2:19 PM

Thank you McKenzie for fostering March!

March is a 2 year old girl who is extremely patient, great on a leash, and loves to play fetch.

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

Sally
Sally Sally Sally
Sally- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 1:34 PM

Thank you Alyssa for fostering Sally.

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

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

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

Bella
Bella Bella
Bella- DOB 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 1:23 PM

Thank you Sandy and Rob for fostering Bella.

3/28/20 Bella is a sweetheart! She is about a year old & a playful, happy girl. She loves her walks, water, toys, people & other dogs. She has done great on a leash, no accidents & sleeps all night in her crate. Working on some basic manners but she is ready to find her forever home.

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

Maddie
Maddie Maddie Maddie
Maddie- DOB Late 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 1:21 PM

Thank you John for fostering Maddie.

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

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

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

Atlas
Atlas Atlas Atlas
Atlas- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 12:39 PM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Atlas!

3/29/20 Atlas is recovering well from his injuries and should be available for adoption in about a month or so. In the meantime, he's enjoying having his foster family home with him more than usual and is doing a great job learning basic obedience and how to walk nicely on his leash. Atlas takes treats gently and is house trained and crate trained.

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

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



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

Jessop
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Jessop- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 28 at 10:49 AM

Thanks to Chandra and her family for fostering Jessop!

3/28/20 Jessop is settling right in. This sweet boy has zero concept of personal space, and has the cutest personality. You'll rarely find him without a toy, and he LOVES to play fetch. He is completely house trained and crate trained, but needs some work on his leash manners (he's just so excited to go for a walk!). We've started working on that with him and it's going well so far. He's very treat motivated, and a quick learner! Jessop has been great with our pup and our cat. He's an all around good boy.

3/22/20 Jessop is a 3-4 year old boy that showed up at the San Antonio shelter with a torn up knee. He had surgery to fix his leg and is doing great! He likes playing fetch, getting loves from humans, and hanging with other doggies. He has been good in his crate and well behaved.

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

Tristan
Tristan Tristan Tristan
Tristan- DOB 2017
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
March 27 at 7:48 PM

Thank you Kye for fostering Tristan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jake
Jake Jake Jake
Jake- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
March 25 at 5:26 PM

Thanks to Terry and Jack for fostering Jake.

12/31/19 Jake no longer has any activity restrictions and is working his way into longer walks; he is up to 3 1/2 miles now. Jake walks best on a harness. Jake shared his foster home after Christmas with 3 other dogs and did really well. Jake is very ball focused and was able to play with the other dog who also loves to chase a tennis ball. He had no problems with aggression nor any fighting over food or treats. He seems to really enjoy having other dogs around.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jazz
Jazz Jazz Jazz
Jazz- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 25 at 5:23 PM

Thank you Mike M. for fostering Jazz.

02/24/2020 Jazz is a super quick learner and loves training! He knows to sit for what he wants now and is working on wait to go through the door. He is good in his crate and is always up for an adventure!

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

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

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

Mishi
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Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 25 at 5:22 PM

Thank you Ginger for fostering Mishi!

02/02/2020 Mishi is such a sweet, fun dog. She loves to wrestle and play with other dogs, but will do best if the dogs are medium or larger as she might step on little ones easily. She is super good in her crate, house trained and has the softest ears I have ever felt!! She has the typical energy of a lab pup, but has come so far since we got her nearly a year ago. I can't believe we have had her for so long, she is such a nice dog!

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

9/18 Mishi loves to play with other dogs!

8/9 Mishi is a bit of a wild child, but melts your heart everytime. She has a great deal of energy and we are working on helping her calm down and act like the beautiful well behaved lady she is on the inside. She's learning to walk more calmly when on walks, and makes progress on every walk. She gets along very well with every dog she meets in the house, but can scare them at first because she gets very excited, jumping and barking when she can't just run up and meet them.

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

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

Teeny
Teeny Teeny Teeny
Teeny- DOB November 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 24 at 4:41 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

Thank you Sarah for fostering Teeny.

3/24/20 We have had Teeny for a little over a week and she is growing more and more everyday. Teeny is really coming out of her shell and finding her confidence. She loves to snuggle and makes a great companion as I am restricted to working from home these days. Teeny is working on her manners of sit, come and off (she gets excited and jumps). Teeny has also taken a few field trips to our local off leash dog park and plays great with other pups. She has even taken to the water and is working up the courage to go swimming with her foster brothers. Teeny sleeps in her crate at night and has not had any accidents in the house. We are able to let her out every few hours.

2/21/20 Teeny is doing amazing! She has learned to use the doggie door and as long as she has access to it she has no accidents in the house! She is sleeping through the night! Teeny voluntarily goes into her crate to eat and for bed time! She is doing much better with being alone but has not mastered this one as her foster mom is home with her most of the time. I have no doubt this is something she would learn if needed! Teeny is just the sweetest puppy! She enjoys cuddling and loves playing with her foster siblings! She also enjoys when my grandsons (8 & 2) come over to play! Teeny will be a great addition to any family or person!

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

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

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

Jan
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Jan- DOB August 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 24 at 4:06 PM

Thanks to Ivonne and her family for fostering Jan!

3/24/20 I hope to have new pictures for you soon especially one showing Jan's curly tail. Jan continues to be amazing. We decided to let her roam the house at night and turns out that she loves sleeping under our bed. The girls and I are at home due to coronavirus and are placing Jan and Max in their crates during the day for short periods of time. Jan and I went on our first walk the other night and she did great. The gentle leader helped and she did not pull. This sweet girl is still looking for her forever home and will make a great addition to a sweet family eager to love on her.

3/9/20 We've had Jan for about two weeks now and she continues to be a sweetheart. She has been the easiest foster to date. 100% potty trained (no accidents in our home) and crate trained. She likes having her belly rubbed and cuddling at the end of the day.

3/4/20 Jan has been with us 3 days so far and has been a joy to have. She is crate trained, potty trained, knows sit and we are working on "down". She had fun running and jumping in the puddles brought on by today's rain. She is great with kids (my girls are 9 and 12) and she loves playing with our lab Max, while our other 2 dogs watch.

3/2/20 Jan was recently returned to us through no fault of her own, but because her adopter's schedule changed.

12/11/19 Jan continues to be the playful and affectionate puppy. She has learned that running around in the backyard after a soccer ball is REALLY fun! As is playing fetch, which is quickly becoming one of her favorite activities. She continues to get along well with kiddos, but seems to do best with those over the age of 5. Jan knows sit, is working on other basic commands, and is getting better at alerting at the door when she needs to go out. She sleeps through the night quietly in her crate, and also crates well during the day if needing to run an errand or two. She absolutely loves being with people, and loves snuggles even more.

12/1/19 Jan has been with us about two weeks now, and is quite the fun and affectionate puppy! She got along well with her foster brother before he went to his new home, and gets along well with our smaller dog as well. She hasn?t bothered our cat much, other than being really curious and wanting to play, but is learning to keep her distance when he lets her know he?s not interested. So far Jan has gotten along will all ages of children she has met, including our kiddos ages 6 to 16. She sleeps well in her crate at night, is working on her house training, and currently knows the ?sit? command. She is a quick learner for sure! Jan loves LOVES playing with her doggy toys, and has just enough puppy playfulness, but is also always ready for a good snuggle.



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

Hope
Hope Hope Hope
Hope- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 22 at 1:07 PM

Thank you David B. For fostering Hope!

3/22/20 Hope is a 5 year old sweet heart! She's calm, easy going, crate and house trained, good with cats, dogs, and kids, and knows sit and down! She's on the smaller side and needs to lose about 10 pounds. She's going to be an awesome addition to someone's family!

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

Maisey
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Maisey- DOB 12/2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 20 at 2:05 PM

Thank you Leigh and Todd for fostering Maisey!

2/17/20

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

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

Maisey is perfect at home, where she's comfortable. Her many stellar traits inclued:

- crate trained & sleeps well through the night

- house trained

- rides nicely in the car

- treat-motivated and likes to learn

- great with my dog

- fun young dog energy, but able to settle

- and can we talk about that tongue freckle?!? ❤️

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



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

Tank
Tank Tank Tank
Tank- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 19 at 6:00 PM

Thank you Jaime for fostering Tank!

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

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

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

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

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

Checkers
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Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 27 at 9:01 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Patches
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Patches- DOB Early 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 24 at 3:08 PM

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

2/24/2020 Patches is such a smart dog! He is an incredibly quick learner. Very food motivated and pretty ball motivated, too! If you are looking for a dog to do scent work or specialized training, he is the one for you!

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

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

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

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



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

Thanks to the Hagens family for fostering Annabelle!

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

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

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



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Lunar
Lunar Lunar Lunar
Lunar- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 28 at 6:05 PM

Thank you Margaret for fostering Lunar.

Lunar is a 3 year old girl looking for the perfect family! She's a bit overwhelmed at the moment but is very sweet. For the moment a quieter home would suit her best, but she may shake off this bit of timidity soon. She's good in the crate and with other dogs. She needs to lose about 10 pounds and will probably end up around 55 pounds.

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

Wrangler
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Wrangler- DOB 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 23 at 1:25 PM

Thanks to Janet and Tommy for fostering Wrangler.

3/9/20 Wrangler has settled into our routine quite nicely. He is putting on a little more weight so you can't see his ribcage as much! He loves playing with our yellow girl. He is still a puppy and does like to chew, so you have to make sure that you keep plenty of chew toys around to keep him occupied.

2/22/20 We have only had Wrangler a few days but he is adjusting quite well at our home. He was an owner surrender and was previously an outside dog. He is getting used to being in a home environment and loving every minute of it! He sleeps in a crate at night. We have three other labs and he gets along well with them. He visited with our 5 and 8-year old grandkids today and he did well. I was pleasantly surprised at how well he walks on a leash. Wrangler is anxious to attend a meet and greet and find his forever home!

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Butters
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Butters- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 23 at 1:25 PM

Thank you Kerin for fostering Butters!

3/2/2020 Butters came to us from the Lockhart shelter. She is such a love! She is easy-going, great in her crate, quiet and well mannered. She has one blue eye and one brown eye. She is good with dogs and has been good with my 3 year old.

3/8/2020 WOW! What an amazing, loving and trusting heart sweet Butters has. Butters absolutely loves toys and always has one with her at ALL times. It's beyond adorable. She's learning about the slickness of my wood floors, so she currently takes the corners at a slow pace...but with a stuffed animal in her mouth to help. When she approaches a new floor, she stretches her toes out, like dipping your toes in the pool before jumping in. Butters gets along great with my lab and is very interested in the noises coming from the TV (does the lab head tilt) and the kids outside (wants to play). If you are looking for a love, she's the one!!

3/18/2020 Oh, Butters will melt your heart. She hasn't met a stranger yet and greets everyone with such happiness and a toy in her mouth. Butters loves to play with other dogs and will give kisses to them too. She is very interested in the other dogs and what they are doing, Ms. Nosey she is! Her favorite commercial is the Subaru commercial with all the dogs (she actually watches it). Butters loves to run in the back yard and take a long nap afterwards. She is a beautiful, young girl!

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

Rose
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Rose- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 23 at 1:25 PM

Thank you Mike H for fostering Rose!

3/2/2020 Rose and her 2 daughters were all turned into the shelter after their owner died. Rose is a sweet girl who is good in her crate, house trained, rides well in a car, and is good with people. We will add more as we get to know her.

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

Zen
Zen Zen
Zen- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 16 at 5:28 PM

Thank you David Board for fostering Zen!

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

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

Taco
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Taco- DOB November 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 16 at 5:27 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

2/26/20 Taco is doing great! He is 14 weeks old and weighs 25 lbs. He knows "sit", "come", "crate up" and "down" and is also doing fantastic potty training. He is teething right now so we are working on "no bite" and providing lot's of rubber kong toys. He is great in the crate at night and sleeps from 9pm - 6am without a peep. He is a smart little guy and would love to have a family to love forever!

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

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

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

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Brittany
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Brittany- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
March 16 at 5:26 PM

Thank you Sarah for fostering Brittany!

3/1/2020 Though Brittany has only been in foster for a few days, she has proven herself to be the perfect lab. She is sweet and gentle, walks perfectly by your side on the leash, and has lovely manners. She does great with other dogs and is politely ignoring the cat and the resident chickens! This smart girl loves treats, knows sit and is eager to learn more. She doesn't seem to know what toys are just yet, but we'll work on that. She crates nicely without a peep and has a very gentle spirit. Taking this girl through Heartworm treatment would be a breeze because of her low-key personality. Don't let that stop you from bringing this perfect dog home!

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



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Blanche
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Blanche- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 16 at 5:26 PM

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

3/2/2020 Blanche, her mom, and her sister were all turned into the shelter after their owner died. Blanche is a sweet girl who is good in her crate, house trained, rides well in a car, and is good with people. We will add more as we get to know her.

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

Dorothy
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Dorothy- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 16 at 5:26 PM

Dorothy is currently staying at the ranch.

3/4/20 I picked Dorothy up from the ranch last night to take her to my house to foster. I have to say, the first night was terrific. She is such a loving girl and her only thing on her mind is to be with me and have my hands on her. She is the typical "velco" dog and never leaves my side. Last night she did great in her crate. Not a sound all night. Her tail never, and I mean never stops wagging.

3/2/2020 Dorothy, her mom, and her sister were all turned into the shelter after their owner died. Dorothy is a sweet girl who is good in her crate, house trained, rides well in a car, and is good with people. We will add more as we get to know her.

3/8/20 Dorothy has so much love to give and will melt your heart when you meet her. She just wants to be with you, be petted, cuddled and be loved. She will bond quick and easy with her new owner. She loves to carry around her favorite toy of the day and take it everywhere she goes. She does well on a least during a walk, but can be distracted easy and then pulls when something catches her eye. She does jump on me, but we are working on that and she is learning that is not ok. She also a a hard line counter surfer, which we are also working on. I think she just forgets. She wants to please and will be by your side every minute. She is a true lab jewel.

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Tookus
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Tookus- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 16 at 5:25 PM

Thank you, Mike for fostering Tookus.

3/9/2020 Tookus Came to stay with us yesterday and he's already stolen booth our hearts. He's very loving, got along right away with all the dogs in our house and quickly picked up on house rules and schedule. Happy, fun and adorable: what more could you want from a lab?

2/24/2020 Tookus is starting to get a waistline and some energy! When he gets excited he "talks" to you! It is very sweet. It is the only time I have heard him bark at all though. He does great with my young daughter and has been good around the other dogs, too.

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

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Roma
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Roma- DOB May, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 2 at 9:53 PM

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roma!

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

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

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

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

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

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Tyra
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Tyra- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 2 at 9:52 PM

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

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Prima
Prima Prima
Prima- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 2 at 9:40 PM

Thank you Lisa for fostering Prima.

2/9/2020 Prima is doing great! She is possibly the easiest foster Lab I have had out of 10 and on the small size (around 50-55 lbs). She still hasn't had an accident in the house, chewed anything or counter surfed! She is getting much better about jumping up and leash walking (with a gentle leader). She loves sunning herself on my back deck. She is also a big snuggle bug and thinks she is a lap dog. She is a very laid back pup that loves to go in the car and for walks!

1/28/2020 I picked up Prima up on Sunday to foster and she has settled in very well at my house. She was instant Friends with my 4 year old Lab Maggie. She is a super sweet dog, does very well in her crate, hasn't had any accidents in the house and loves to lay on dog beds. However, she prefers the couch!🤣 She is SO sweet and very calm in the house. She loves to walk but pulls really hard so we are working on that.

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

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

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

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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