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.

Crema
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Crema- DOB Nov 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:26 PM

Thank you Stacey & Bill for fostering Crema. Crema is approximately 16 months old and on the smaller size. She is a little unsure of new surroundings or people, but warms up QUICKLY. She plays great with our 3 dogs. She is house and crate trained. She completed Dog Manners 1 at Dog Alliance. She loves long walks and trail runs. She is interested in the squirrels in the backyard, but doesn't bark like her foster siblings. Crema loves toys and can entertain herself if she has too. She knows Sit and Down and takes treats very gently. Crema would love a family that has another dog to play with and/or older kids. She deserves someone that will be patient with her and love her FOREVER!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Goofy
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Goofy- DOB 2017
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:24 PM

Goofy is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own while he is waiting for his family.

3/9/19 Goofy is a sweet, charming boy who is so cuddly. He enjoys the water and belly rubs. He's good in a crate, good with other dogs and walks well on a leash. He is a large boy, around 90 pounds.

3/6/19 Goofy was rescued today. He is approximately 2 years old. We will post pictures and information on him soon. Stay tuned to find out if he's the Lab for you!

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

Rissa
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Rissa- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 21 at 11:00 AM

3/17/19 Rissa was rescued today. She is approximately 2-3 years old. Sadly, she is heartworm positive and will start treatment soon. Rissa is available through our Medical Foster-to-Adopt Program. We will pay for all her medical treatments while you get to bond and love her through the treatments. She is very sweet, good in a crate and with small children.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Wrigley
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Wrigley- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 20 at 4:53 PM

3/20/19 We have had Wrigley for almost 3 weeks now and he seems like a completely different dog. At first he didn't know how to be a dog because of his history of living on the streets. That quickly changed after being around our dog and with a lot of human love. Wrigley has learned to be patient when being fed, he waits for permission to jump on furniture (we love to snuggle with dogs while watching tv) and the most improvement is his social skills. Wrigley is learning how to play wrestle with our dog and is also learning the cues when another dog might not want to play. We have taken him on a few 2 mile long walks and he has done great. He pulls a bit on the leash but we are working on lose leash and staying with a human. Wrigley has also recently discovered toys and now flings them around the house. He has definitely captured our hearts with his playful puppiness and ability to snuggle. 3/6/19 THANK YOU Sarah and Ben for fostering little Wrigley!

3/5/19 Wrigley is a sweet, bouncy puppy who has had a hard time in his short life. He has had a prolapsed rectum and has had surgery to repair it. He is very social, knows sit and down, he is good in a crate and sleeps through the night well.

2/15/19 Wrigley was rescued today. He is approximately 7 months old and would love a foster home to help him with manners and confidence while he waits for his forever family. We will post more about him soon.

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

Sgt. Pepper
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Sgt. Pepper- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 19 at 10:02 AM

3/19/19 - Sgt. Pepper is settling into his foster home nicely. He's calm but also playful. He minds his manners and is so sweet. Although he will try to work his way up on the couch when you least expect it. He knows commands such as - sit, heel, & shake, and does well on a leash. Even our small 9 lb pup likes him, enough, and doesn't revert to cat mode, hiding under furniture. :) He can be shy and very stoic at moments, leaving you to wonder what he's thinking, but we look forward to getting to know him better.

3/16/19 Sgt. Pepper is a sweet boy who does well with other dogs, is good in the crate and wants nothing more than your love! We will post more information and pictures soon!

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

Glow
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Glow- DOB September 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 18 at 8:18 PM

Thank you Laura Lee for fostering Glow

3/18/19 I picked up Glow last Thursday (3/14/19), and we've spent the last several days getting to know each other. Because she's so shy, I decided she needed a courage-boosting name. So, although she'll stay Glow on this site, I named her after one brave, tough motorcycle mama: Gemma. (If you know, you know!). I don't know her full backstory, but seems to me Gemma may have been solely an outside dog as she was terrified of the indoors. It also seems as if she was completely unsocialized with, well, just about everything. So what we've been working on the last 4 days: coming in all the rooms of the house; going up & down stairs; learning how to do dog walks ( and do them without barking at every dog & human we see); and starting to learn commands: sit, down, wait, watch me, find it, take it, drop. She's already shown me how smart she is, so stay tuned for what I know will be lots more progress in the near future.

3/9/19 Glow is a shy little girl who is trying very hard to become more brave. She is getting more used to stairs and likes other dogs. She needs a quieter home that is fully invested in socializing her while she is still young so that she can learn the world can be a lot of fun.

3/1/19 Glow was rescued today. She is a small yellow pup that is approximately 6 months old. We will post more information as we get to know sweet Glow.

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

Buck Rodgers
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Buck Rodgers- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 17 at 1:03 PM

3/16/19 Buck Rodgers was rescued today! He is approximately 12-18 months old. We will post more about him as we get to know this handsome boy.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Nelson
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Nelson- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 15 at 11:57 AM

Nelson is looking for his forever home and would benefit from a foster home until he meets HIS forever family! Nelson is approximately 3-4 years old, dog friendly and crate trained. He walks well on a leash.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Dunkin
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Dunkin- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 12 at 10:45 PM

3/12/19 - Dunkin is a very playful and loving little dog. He is an expert snuggler who is looking for humans to love and a dog playmate to keep him entertained. Dunkin is a "pocket lab" only weighing in at 38 lbs. He is fully house trained, crate trained, and he knows basic commands. He is pretty high energy and needs 2 walks a day or a dog friend to expend some energy with. Dunkin is quite vocal and often has something to say, but the barking can be frequent if he hasn't had enough exercise or attention. He has a high prey drive and needs to go to a house with no cats. If you're looking for young boy, with lot of love and a curly tail, eager to make himself a part of your family, then Dunkin is the one for you!

2/9/19 - Dunks, Dunky, Little tough guy... just a few of the nicknames we've give this sweet boy. He is little dude, only weighing in at about 38 lbs but in that small frame he packs a lot of love and personality. Little Dunks has some killer good looks with a curly tail, beautiful soft black fur and a face that looks like a cross between a lab puppy and tough dog. Some of Dunkin's favorite past times include chewing on toys, chasing lights and shadows, and being a snuggly lap dog. We'd say Dunkin is a Medium to High energy dog and definitely needs a home where he will be given plenty of mental and physical exercise. He is a pretty vocal doggo so his forever home will need to be okay with some barking. Enough exercise definitely helps keep this to a minimum. He has done great in the crate and is totally house trained. He knows sit, kennel, and is learning down and stay - he is very food motivated.

1/29/19 Dunkin is approximately 16 months old. He is a typical young Lab that is always ready to play. He is dog and kid friendly, house and crate trained.

Thank you Leigh and Todd for fostering Dunkin!

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

Dexter (Dex)
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Dexter (Dex)- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 12 at 11:04 AM

3/11/19 Dexter was rescued today. He is approximately 4 years old. We will get him vetted soon and post more information on deserving Dex. He is underweight and has some hair loss and he is about to enjoy some good quality food and lots of love.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Fulton
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Fulton- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 9 at 8:09 PM

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

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

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

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

Bronte
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Bronte- DOB June 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 9 at 7:03 PM

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

3/7/19 Bronte is so amazing! He loves playing with other dogs, walks nicely on a leash and does very well in a crate. He is easy going, great with kids and just an awesome pup.

3/1/19 Bronte was rescued today. He is a sweet black lab puppy approximately 9 months old. We will post more about Bronte as we get to know him.

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

Maggie
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Maggie- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 9 at 2:04 PM

3/9/19 She comes with Fetch! Maggie loves her ball and will play fetch as long as you will let her. She's full of energy but also loves to just hang out and be around her people. She gets along fine with other dogs but isn't overly interested in playing with them. She's exactly that goofy good-natured lab you are looking for.

THANK YOU Mike and Lauren for fostering Maggie!

3/7/19 Maggie was rescued today and is doing great in her foster home with her new foster siblings. We will post more information as we get to know her.



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Mandy
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Mandy- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 21 at 1:12 PM

THANK YOU Gerry for fostering marvelous Mandy!

2/9/19 Mandy has come so far since first leaving the shelter. She is much more cuddly and excited to see her human friends. However, she doesn't like all dogs. She would do best in an only dog home. She isn't a typical dog aggressive dog, as she can be in a yard loose with other dogs, but once a dog approaches her human, she will go after the dog. She can also walk nicely on a leash near other dogs without being reactive, but wouldn't do well if a dog charged her while she was on leash (would any of do well in that situation, though?). She is so calm and will make an amazing pet for someone who just wants a quiet dog to live with them. She needs to go to an adult home, though. Grandkids would be fine, but the fast movements and loud noises from young kids seems to really stress her out. She is getting better with this though, as she has learned toddlers tend to carry food and are willing to share. This makes them easier to love in her book!

1/24/19 Mandy just arrived in foster and is doing well. She crates really nicely without a peep and has great house manners, is totally hosue trained and doesn't get on the furniture. When she arrived, she was timid and afraid of small toddlers, but has really come out of her shell and is sweet with everyone she meets. She is medium energy and is good with a nice long walk and lots of time with her people. She is settling in nicely and waiting patiently for her forever family. She's a bit on the petite side for a lab and would make a wonderful addition to many families!

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

Checkers
Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 14 at 1:00 PM

2/13/19 Checkers was rescued today and is living at the Ranch, but would love a foster home until he finds his forever home. He is approximately 18 months old. We will post more after he is vetted and we learn more about him.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Blackie
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Blackie- DOB 11/29/13
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 14 at 9:22 AM

Blackie is in need of a new foster home while she waits for her FOREVER family to find her!

2-2-19 Blackie has been in her foster home for two weeks now and she thinks living with a family is the BEST. She's not so much a velcro dog as a cuddle bug. She walks well on a leash and walks 3 miles each day. She's not much of a barker and is very calm when new people come into the house. She's good with children too. We don't think she's had much experience living in a house and will do well with a family that would enjoy her exuberant affection and who also is willing to spend time training her. Thank you Margaret for fostering Blackie!

1/18/19 Blackie has come a long way in the past month. She absolutely wants nothing more than to be with her person, and she gets along with other dogs. She's working on being able to give people enough space to walk, but that is a work in progress as she thinks sitting directly in front of you is the best place to be.

1/10/19 Blackie is an incredible dog. She wants nothing more than to sit next to you and give you all the love she can. She is good with other dogs, though likes to chase cats. She is quiet, easy going, a bit needy, but overall gentle and kind. She is good with kids and would love to be part of your family.

1/1/19 Blackie is as sweet and kind as they come! She is a smaller girl, around 50 pounds, and has never met a stranger. She is good with other dogs, good in a crate and will make you smile every time you look at her!

12/15/18 Blackie was rescued today and is looking for a foster home until she finds her forever family! We will post information and pictures soon. Please stay tuned.

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

Tinsel
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Tinsel- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 12 at 10:44 PM

Thank you Jeff and Isabella for fostering Tinsel!

2-12-19 Tinsel has been with us for just over a month. We have really enjoyed watching her grow in confidence after having been in a shelter for 4 months before we started fostering her. Tinsel stays close inside and out while loving riding in the car and going for jogs at town lake. She experiences separation anxiety; however, it appears to improve weekly. She willingly goes (sadly) into the kennel when we leave and is so happy when one of us comes home. Tinsel gets along well with our older English lab who comes over for weekend visits. They both sleep on my bed at night. All in all, tinsel is a loving, cuddle companion, who will follow you anywhere. Very easy and always ready to put on a leash for a walk or ride in the car. She plays well with other dogs; however, i recommend that she either be sole dog in the house or companion to other low to medium energy dog. Also, recommend tinsel to someone who works from home or retired person looking for companion. I work from home and take her with me to coffee shops - great firend to both me and my teenage daughter 1-10-19 She is loving all the attention in her new foster home. She walks great on a leash and enjoys a short run too. She is dog friendly, house and crate trained.

1/15/19 Tinsel is the sweetest girl. she loves to roll around in the grass and go for runs and is such a cuddle bug. she loves to ride in the car too!

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

Aspen
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Aspen- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 1 at 11:40 AM

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 and a little extra bulk 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 likes to snuggle but he's not a velcro dog. He'll come for love and then go do his own thing. He likes to be in the room with you and will follow you to and fro. He even likes to stick his head in the shower while you are in there and try to play with the water 😂 He is BIG (85 pounds) and Strong and plays rough with my 2 year old male husky (which is what we wanted in a foster as Stoney is big and plays rough too). Not rough ugly, just Hard! He's ok with my more dominant cat - he'll chase her in fun if she runs but doesn't try to get her - he has a scratch on his nose to show for it. My more timid cat is still very scared of him because, again, he'll chase her if she runs. He's been really good with my neighbors older kiddos, 10 and up, but again, he plays rough - plays hard I guess - and is a bit much for their younger kids though he is very sweet with them when he's not playing. He's also a giant snuggle bug and likes to sit On my lap on the couch and will flop down against you on the bed for snuggles. He likes to stretch out and lay back to back with you on the bed, he's like the softest, biggest heading pad ever and feels so good on your back. He was a little food aggressive when he got here and is a consummate counter surfer. We usually free-feed but had to pick up the bowls and feed separately for the first few days. 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 has learned many good behaviors easily because he's both extremely eager to please and also very food motivated. He liked to put your hands and arms in your mouth when he first got here but quickly learned that this result in the immediate cessation of petting. Same thing with jumping up - no attention. He also taught himself that if you have food and he wants some that if he Slams his butt to the ground and gives you that hopeful look that he's almost guaranteed a reward. He still gets a little food aggressive if it's a special treat so you have to watch him if he's in a home with a buddy. Aspen and Stoney both have a few scratches and bangs but not from fighting. The only time they have gotten a bit out of control was when they were wrestling and, as far as I can figure, one got the other one's collar stuck in his mouth and couldn't get away and the other thought he was trying to get him and they both started to (understandably) freak out a bit. Otherwise they just tear through the house, up and down the stairs, chasing and wrestling, banging off of furniture and each other. They try to jump up and wrestle on the bed (no thank you! You can sleep here but no wrestling!) and throw each other off of it. I think he would do best with another young, strong, playful dog, who is not too dominant. He would probably do ok as an only dog if his parent was home full time and very active. He and Stoney really just wear each other out playing. We used to have to run Stoney (husky) at least 30 minutes a day or he would start to go crazy. And not just a nice jog with stopping and sniffing, a full out run with one of us on a bike trying to keep up. My neighbor will skateboard him around the block 6 or 7 times and they both have a blast. Now they all three dogs enjoy a nice walk/jog in the evenings but if we miss it they are fine because they get so much exercise playing with each other. We've taken him to a Walnut Creek dog park and he splashed right into the water and waded up to his chest. 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 with either a person or Stoney. 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. He has fur like velvet that is thick and deep and you can spend all day petting. He's got a little bit of bulk on him but is so athletic he can do a springing four legged hop from flat footed over the arm of the couch and onto your lap. 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 everytime you look at him. 12/26/18 Thank you Amanda & Rocky for fostering Aspen.

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

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

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

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

Lincoln
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Lincoln- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
12/03/2018 8:24 PM

Thanks to Laurie and family for fostering Lincoln!

HI Everyone - it's Lincoln again- I figure it's about time for an update. I'm doing really great in my foster home, but I'd love to have my very own forever home. I LOVE playing with the dogs in my foster home - so if you have pups in your house I'm sure we will get along GREAT! Also I'm super with kids too. I've been helping the kids here play fortnite and I love it when we go outside and they throw toys for me!! Now that it's cooling off I'm sure you are looking for someone to snuggle with and I am FANTASTIC at that. I've also been building up my running distance I've now gone as far as 4 miles! But most of the time I'm happy with a nice brisk walk or light jog 20 - 30 min. At the end of the day I LOVE to cuddle on the couch with you. Over all I'm a really chill guy and pretty independent, and as an added bonus I'll keep your yard squirrel free!

Hi Guys - Lincoln here - I've gotten settled in at my foster home now and thought I would tell you a little bit about me. I REALLY LOVE going for walks and jogs. I get really excited at the beginning, (my foster mom says we are working on that) but once I settle down I walk very nicely on my leash. I'm really curious and want to see and explore everything!! I've had a lot of fun playing with the other dogs in the house and I am quickly learning their boundaries too. Once I get the wiggles out I am a champion snuggler, and I like to lay right next to you on the couch while you are relaxing. I like to meet new people and I'm pretty good about not jumping up on them.

My foster mom says I'm really smart - I learned how to use the dog door in about 2 seconds, I know sit and I've picked up the routines of my foster home really fast and I haven't had even 1 accident.

While I think the foster home is really great I would love a family of my own that I can go on adventures or play with then come home have a yummy dinner (I love food too)and snuggle up with.

6/28/18 Today we took Lincoln on his first "light jog" a little 20 minute jog around the neighborhood - he did great we are working on leash manners but once he settles in he does fantastic. I think he'll make a great running buddy - he was starting to get tired at the end of our 20 min jog so for anything longer than that he would need to work up to it slowly. He is a real people dog - he loves being right with the family and wants to sit right next to you.

6/19/18 Lincoln is such a sweet, easy going boy! He loves toys. He will carry them around everywhere he goes. He is so good in a crate and loves other dogs. He has liked every dog we have introduced him to. He would love someone to take him for walks and let him lounge around playing with toys and chewing on a knuckle bones!

6/8/18 Lincoln is new to us. He is very sweet, smart, loves toys and walks well on a leash. Stay tuned for more information on this handsome boy. He came to us from Sutherland Springs as part of a hoarding case. This boy is so very sweet for coming from such a bad situation.

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

Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
11/25/2018 9:40 PM

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

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

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

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

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



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

Micki
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Micki- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 18 at 6:59 PM

Thank you Kate for fostering Micki!

2/17/19 Micki hit a milestone yesterday! In her first week with me it was, shall we say, an active physical negotiation to persuade her into her crate. Now she willingly steps in with a treat bribe and allows me to close the door without protest. She's most definitely misnamed. She stays so close to me, I think "Shadow" would have been a better name for her. She's not much of a barker, but when there is something amiss outside the house, she's quite verbal and vigilant until those neighbor dogs get off her front lawn, after which she struts around quite pleased with herself.

2/12/19 No squirrel will be safe in your yard if Micki is on guard! She is overcoming her shyness and giving my 85-lb Labrador-in-residence a run for his money. They're having a great time together. She is very treat-driven and learned "sit" in a day! She's a little uncertain about new dog acquaintances, but warms up quickly. And those eyes! Her big, round, imploring eyes will melt your heart.

2/6/19 Micki is a kissing fool! She loves everyone and wants to show them with the tiniest, gentle kisses. She is a bit timid and often times crawls up to meet a new person, but she really likes meeting new people so we are hopeful she will start walking to them soon. Once she knows you she is a confident, happy girl who wants nothing more than to cuddle with you! She will sit next to you all night long if you let her. She is smaller, around 50 pounds and is very good in her crate.

2/2/19 Micki was rescued today! She is approximately 10 months old. She is heartworm negative. We will post pictures and information as we get to know her.

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

Suri
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Suri- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 18 at 6:58 PM

Thank you Nicole and Eli for fostering Sweet Suri!

2/13/19 Suri is such a sweetheart. She likes to be wherever people are. Suri is completely house trained. We say she is like a teenager, Suri loves to go for long walks and be active but is also happy to lay around the house. Suri is very patient especially with our young kids. She has made improvements with her leash walking, which we practice. Suri loves toys and is a master tug-o-war player with her tug toys. While playing she knows itĚs a game. She will gentle slide her mouth down the toy if she realizes you donĚt have enough to hold onto just to keep the game going.

1/23/19 We have had Suri for about a week now - she is amazing! She is smart, she loves to cuddle, she loves people and her fur siblings. Awesome in the crate and totally house trained. We are working on house manners and she is learning fast. She loves to play hard with her fur siblings and is very verbal when she plays. She knew "sit" when she came to us and she has nailed the "down" command. We are also working on our leash walking skills

1/13/19 Suri is so playful and loving. She is a bit rambunctious for small children, but good for middle aged kids! She is great in a crate, house trained and so ready for someone to love her forever. She knows sit and would love to go to some training classes with you!

12/25/18 Suri is such a friendly, excited girl. She loves to wrestle and play. She will sit next to you and get pet for hours or go for a 5 mile walk with you! She is great in a crate, seems house trained and knows sit.

11/24/18 Suri is an exuberant young girl who loves everyone, well maybe not cats, but humans and dogs are awesome. Suri is good in her crate and plays well with the other dogs. She's very muscular and pulls hard on her leash, but we're working on that. She is young and easily excited, but calms down quickly!

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


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Estelle
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Estelle- DOB July 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
March 18 at 6:57 PM

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

3/9/19 Estelle is a petite girl, probably around 55 pounds full grown. She is a sassy little thing that loves going on walks, playing with other dogs and getting pets. She is good in a crate and seems house trained.

3/1/19 Estelle was rescued today! She is a beautiful chocolate female that is approximately 8 months old. She is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home after she is vetted this week. We will post more information on her as we get to know her.

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

Thurston
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Thurston- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 18 at 6:57 PM

3/9/19 Thurston was rescued today! He would love a foster home while he waits to be adopted by his forever family. We will post more information as we get to know this handsome boy.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Baylor
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Baylor- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 18 at 6:56 PM

Thank you Peggy & Jim for fostering Baylor!

3/11/19 Baylor is a curious and resourceful boy with boundless energy and a real zest for life! He's looking for a family who will help him continue his training and ensure that he gets lots of mental and physical exercise.

2/26/19 Although Baylor is a couple hamburgers shy of his ideal weight and still busy polishing his housedog skills, he's already got the "cute" and "sweet" part mastered.

2/24/19 Baylor made his way into a foster home yesterday afternoon and is busy learning the ropes. He's on the smaller side for a lab and has the cutest brush-stroke of blue in each of his expressive eyes. More info as he settles in!

2/15/19 Baylor was rescued today. He is currently staying at the Ranch, but would love a foster home while he waits for his forever family. He is a friendly and mellow 2 year old that will need some training. We will post more about him as we get to know him better.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Maverick
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Maverick - DOB 2013 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
March 9 at 3:11 PM

THANK YOU Marie for fostering Maverick through his surgery/recovery!

3/9 - Maverick is now in foster to adopt situation while recovering from surgery.

2/9/19 Maverick is a stunning English lab, with a great box head. He also has an amazing personality! He is calm, easy going, walks so good on a leash and is great with other dogs. He crates easily, though he is still getting used to sleeping in the crate at night. So far he hasn't been destructive and will just sit next to you all night long. He is so easy going and good with kids! He is a very special dog.

2/2/19 Maverick was rescued today after being left at an Emergency Vet. We will post more information as we get to know him.

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


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