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.

Petra
Petra Petra Petra
Petra- DOB Oct. 28, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 23 at 4:18 PM

Thanks to Bob for fostering Petra!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

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

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

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

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roma!

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

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

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

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

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

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Jazz
Jazz Jazz
Jazz- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 15 at 10:59 PM

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

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.

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Teeny
Teeny Teeny Teeny
Teeny- DOB November 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 15 at 4:32 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle- DOB November 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 15 at 4:25 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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Taco
Taco Taco Taco
Taco- DOB November 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 15 at 4:22 PM

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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Brittany
Brittany Brittany
Brittany- DOB 2017
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 15 at 11:59 AM

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

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

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

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

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Bruno
Bruno Bruno Bruno
Bruno- DOB May 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
January 14 at 6:40 PM

Thanks to Cecily and Zach for fostering Bruno

*Note from Adoption Coordinator: Bruno is not available to meet applicants at this time, he will be undergoing behavior evaluation.

11/18/19 Bruno is a handsome, smart 18 month old boy who was very loved by his family, but due to circumstances they were no longer able to care for him. Bruno needs to go to a kid free home as he's very nervous around them. He is a bit timid in general, but like all good labs is won over by the smallest treat! He know sit, down and stay. He's great in a crate, house trained and a nice boy that needs a home willing to help him gain confidence in new situations.

12/3/2019 UPDATE: At 18 months old Bruno is a BIG goofy energetic puppy¯ both physically and mentally. He is powerful and doesn¯t always realize how big he is especially when he wants to crawl in your lap for a ¯Bruno hug¯. He has a big beautiful head with soulful eyes. He has an athletic body type with a beautiful coat of chocolate fur. He would do best in an active home where he would have the opportunity to exhaust all his puppy energy. He is smart for a young dog and catches on quickly but still needs work on his manners in the home and would benefit from an obedience class. He does have ¯sit¯ and ¯stay¯ down and is very treat motivated. He LOVES his walks and will bring his leash to you to let you know he¯s ready to go. He does pull on a leash but we¯re working on that behavior. True to most labs, this sweet boy loves to fetch the tennis ball. He likes running around and romping with other dogs and although he has shown an interest in our cats, as long as they don¯t run, he doesn¯t pay too much attention to them. He is still unsure of little kids. It seems he just doesn¯t know what to do with them and at times they make him nervous. This will improve with the proper training and handling. Although it takes him a bit to settle, once he does calm down he¯s a total sweetheart of a dog who will melt your heart. Bruno will make an awesome companion dog as all he really wants to do is please his humans and hang out, he¯s just still learning what the world is expecting of him.

1/3/2020 This past week we had the pleasure of watching Bruno learn how much he loves water and swimming. He wasn¯t too sure of his abilities at first but after a few attempts getting in the water and slapping it with his paws, turning in circles, he figured out if he kept his paws UNDER the water he could motor¯ and so he did. Motored around the water in and out fetching up thrown balls for probably close to an hour having what seemed to be the time of his life. I think we enjoyed watching him just as much. More to come with this handsome boy¯. For more photos please follow Bruno on FB at https://www.facebook.com/lovealab/

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Phoebe
Phoebe Phoebe Phoebe
Phoebe- DOB September 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 14 at 4:38 PM

Thank you Ivonne for fostering Phoebe!

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

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

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

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



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Tank
Tank Tank Tank
Tank- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 13 at 12:48 PM

Thank you Jaime for fostering Tank!

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 11lb 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.

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Patches
Patches Patches Patches
Patches- DOB Early 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 12 at 12:23 AM

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

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.

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

Samson
Samson Samson
Samson- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 12 at 12:18 AM

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

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

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TC
TC TC TC
TC- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 10 at 3:38 PM

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

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

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

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



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Timber
Timber Timber Timber
Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 8 at 7:27 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Jake
Jake Jake Jake
Jake- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
12/31/2019 12:35 PM

Thanks to Terry and Jack for fostering Jake 12/31/19 Jake no longer has any activity restrictions and is working his way into longer walks; he is up to 3 1/2 miles now. Jake walks best on a harness. Jake shared his foster home after Christmas with 3 other dogs and did really well. Jake is very ball focused and was able to play with the other dog who also loves to chase a tennis ball. He had no problems with aggression nor any fighting over food or treats. He seems to really enjoy having other dogs around. 11/30/19 Jake has finished his heartworm treatment and is now one week into his 4 weeks of post procedure rest. He's been with us for a month now and we continue to get to know more about him. One of the best things about Jake is that although he likes to cuddle with you, he is not a velcro dog. He can be outside by himself and enjoy it; he can also rest during the day without needing to cuddle up constantly. He's spent most all of his 7 years with one family before coming to HOTLR. He's a dog that needs someone to take a chance on him but will reward you handsomely for doing so. We think he'd do well with a family with older kids who like to run or play or just being a wonderful companion to a couple or single adult. 11/8/19 We've gotten to know more about Jake including how he would do with another big dog visiting his foster home and the answer is that he did fine. No possessiveness; he even enjoyed playing with another dog instead of entertaining himself alone with his ball. He continues to sleep through the night without any mishaps. He has enjoyed several dips in the pool and can be outside in the yard without needing company. We've yet to hear him bark! 10/31/19 Jake has been in his foster home for four days now and is really enjoying being back in a home setting. He is a beautiful seven year old boy with lots of energy; obviously has had some training in his past so sits nicely on command, walks well on a leash, although he likes to be in the lead, and lives to cuddle with you. He has his final heart worm treatment in November but is ready for a forever home. He crates well but is also fine in the house on his own. 9/27/19 Jake is a sweet, calm, easy going boy who is more than happy to entertain himself by throwing his own tennis ball!! This boy's dream home would have a pool, a person to throw a ball and a couch to cuddle with his human after a fun game of fetch. He is good with other dogs, but isn't a wrestler or player, so does better with dogs that do their own thing.

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

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

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Pete
Pete Pete Pete
Pete- DOB January 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
12/27/2019 3:50 PM

Thank you Mike for fostering Pete!

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

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Annabelle
Annabelle Annabelle Annabelle
Annabelle- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
12/03/2019 4:40 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 for sponsoring Annabelle. We can save more dogs like Annabelle with your support.



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Prima
Prima Prima
Prima- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
11/14/2019 11:55 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Prima and her pups.

Prima will be available in late December when she is finished teaching her liter the basics. She has met dogs and cats and been good with both. She also seems to be housetrained. She is on the smaller side, too. She knows some basic commands, too!

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Mishi
Mishi Mishi Mishi
Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
10/29/2019 5:52 PM

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

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.

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Checkers
Checkers Checkers Checkers
Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
10/20/2019 8:14 PM

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350

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

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

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Moby!

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

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

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

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

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



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Aspen
Aspen Aspen Aspen
Aspen- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:02 PM

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

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

1 - 50% fewer eye boogers

2 - Ready made pirate costume

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

4 - Major "Awwwww" points at the dog park

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

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

Aspen has fur like velvet that makes him SO nice to snuggle. He likes to sit all 80 pounds of himself on your lap when you sit on the couch; it may sound like a lot but it's like cuddling a giant teddy bear! He is BIG (85 pounds) and Strong and loves to play my 2 year old husky. He does okay with dominant cats, but will chase cats who run.

He's been really good with my neighbors older kiddos (10+), but he's big and loves to play so a little caution is advised.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beau
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Beau- DOB October 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:02 PM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Beau!

12/20/19 Beau is busy making his resolutions for the new year and finding a family of his very own is at the top of the list! He has so much to offer - including love and laughter, plus lots of snuggles and hugs at the end of a busy day. Beau is great in his crate and loves to play with his foster brothers. He's also a good traveler and is gentle with the resident cat and puppy. Beau would love his new home to include another dog friend or two and he would be good with older children.

11/15/19 Beau is so handsome and loving! He loves to play and to go for walks and rides in the car or truck. Beau is housetrained and crate trained and has a plush coat. Beau loves to hang out with his canine friends and is curious about the cat. He's a happy and healthy guy who just celebrated his first birthday.

10/15/19 Since the last update, Beau has been working on the following commands: shake, drop it, down. He's doing quite well! He is also getting much better about entertaining himself without constantly checking in for reassurance. His activity level is actually pretty good for a dog his age. Beau is approaching his first birthday and would love to celebrate with a new forever family!! His ideal family would have at least one other resident dog for him to play with and no children under the age of 12 or so. Beau isn't at all mean, but he does play rough at times.

9/15/19 We had the opportunity to keep Beau for a week while his fosters went on vacation. It has been a long time since we had a 9 month dog in our home. We forgot how funny the younger dogs can be. He made us laugh and brought back many fond memories when we had our puppies. Beau got along great with our 3 HOTLR Alum Senior labs. He would initiate play especially with our two girls and yet would respect their chill time. He would wrestle with our oldest girl and take turns fetching the ball with our youngest girl. He still needs work on the ¯drop¯ command. He loved being outside, especially going down and staring at the lake. The dogs were supervised when outside and he never attempted to enter the lake. He was quick to respond when it was time to go back in the house. For a 9-month-old, he is very smart, a quick study and well behaved. After walks and playtime he would chill with the rest of the pack. Feeding was no problem. He ate with the pack and even when he finished, he didn¯t try to get into the other dogs¯ food. No accidents in the house...for potty breaks, he would come, look you in the face with those beautiful brown eyes and bark. When we had to leave, he went into his crate willingly. At bedtime he would have loved to sleep on our bed with our yellow girl but we insisted that he sleep on a doggy bed. He knew what ¯off¯ meant and we just needed to point to the doggy bed. This guy is a Velcro dog and would do well with another playmate. He is a keeper.

9/1/19 Beau is vacationing with HOTLR volunteers Tem & Lucille this week and is adjusting very well to lake life! Tem & Lucille report that Beau is fitting right in with their pack. He is very well behaved and there hasn't been a cross word between any of them. Beau is great with other dogs, he just seems a little scared at first seeing or doing new things and meeting new people. He is learning! Spending the week in a different foster home will be a great experience for him!

8/9/19 Beau continues to learn and explore! We had a big family gathering at the house in late July and, other than a little barking here & there, Beau did quite well despite all the hullabaloo. Last weekend, Beau went for an outing to a couple of local stores with his foster brother. He did really well both in the stores and in the truck. There were lots of people going about their business, plus all manner of loud noises and equipment. He barked once and pulled a little when he saw another dog in one of the stores, but was otherwise unfazed. Good boy, Beau!

8/1/19 Handsome Beau is growing by leaps and bounds! The running joke in our house is that you can almost SEE him growing. Beau is very good about getting in his crate when it's time for us to leave for work and he's quick to warm up when meeting new people. Although he's generally pretty calm for a puppy (he's about 9 months old), he does love to play zoomies in the yard with his dog pals. Beau would love to find a loving family with another dog friend (or two) that he can hang out with.

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

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

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

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Ritchie
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Ritchie- DOB January 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:01 PM

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

12/31/19 Ritchie is about a year old and is such a sweet puppy. He's a bit goofy, totally loving, and likes to fetch and chew on bones.

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

Axel
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Axel- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:01 PM

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

12/19/19 Axel is 3-4 year old boy who was found skin and bones. It's been several months and he is now ready for his own family. He's a bit shy at first but comes around quickly. He's good in the crate, likes other dogs, and is fairly calm. Once he knows you, he's going to love you forever!

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

Puff
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Puff- DOB Oct. 28, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 6 at 10:20 AM

Thanks to Janet and Tommy for fostering Puff!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

We have been fostering Puff for almost a week now. We were worried about having a puppy in the house as it has been awhile. However, Puff is so cute and cuddly, we have had nothing but fun. Believe it or not, he is sleeping almost all night (until 5 am). We take him out to potty and put him back in the kennel and he goes back to sleep until about 7 am. We had him in a soft crate in our bed for the first four nights and now he is sleeping in the big kennel in the living room. So proud of him! You can already tell that Puff is a smart dog. He learns very quickly. We have only had a couple of potty incidents - and that was our fault for not taking him outside quick enough. He will make someone a wonderful dog!

Puff is one of Prima's puppies.

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

Pookie
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Pookie- DOB Oct. 28, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 6 at 10:20 AM

Thanks to Jodi for fostering Pookie!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Pookie is one of Prima's puppies. She won't be available for adoption until late December, but get your applications in NOW! 12-25-19 I began fostering Pookie when she was 8 weeks old so she is pretty new to me. This baby is adjusting well to being without her mom and siblings and doesn¯t cry nearly as much as I thought she would without them. Pookie is a smart puppy who is doing well experiencing new things. Pookie can go up and down smaller stairs, walks on 9 different surfaces without hesitation and is excited to be exposed to new things. Pookie is a great snuggler and is learning to come when called. Pookie is accepting of new dogs, not very interested in our cats yet and she is playful and fun. I love her white tipped tail and claws that match the color of fur on her toes. She¯s a very good puppy. ~Jodi 12-31-19 Pookie is loved by everyone who meets her. She has been learning commands such as sit, down, settle and come. She knows her name and is learning to ring the bells to go outside for potty time. Pookie loves to play and is learning to retrieve a ball and bring it back. She crates well and sleeps about 6 hours at night before needing a quiet potty break but settles back to bed quickly afterward. Highly food motivated and learns quickly-she¯s smart like labs are known for. She is a dream puppy.

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

Prissy
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Prissy- DOB Oct. 28, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 6 at 10:20 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Prissy!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

01/04/2020 Prissy is one of Prima's puppies.

Prissy has been in our home since Dec. 23. She has been a delight. She is a little shy but becomes more comfortable everyday. Prissy is quickly learning the house rules, she is very smart! She is well on way to being house trained. Rarely has accidents indoors, uses the doggie door to go in and out. She is sleeping through the night in her crate!



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

Pretzel
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Pretzel- DOB Oct. 28, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 6 at 10:19 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Pretzel!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Pretzel is one of Prima's puppies.

01/04/2020 Look at this gorgeous girl! She is brown with a paint of white and green eyes! Pretzel has flourished in her foster home! She is a quick learner and is doing good with basic puppy manners. Pretzel is sleeping all night in her crate. She is using the doggie door to go in and out and rarely has an accident. She is so sweet and playful.



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

Yeti
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Yeti- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
12/29/2019 3:24 PM

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

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

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

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