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.

Luka
Luka- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
8 hours 44 minutes ago

Thanks to Chris and Galyna for fostering Luka!!!



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

Jessie
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Jessie- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
November 20 at 11:15 AM

Thanks to Erica for fostering Jessie!

10-11-14 Jessie is a sweet little girl who has had a hard start in life. She's heartworm positive, so it will be a few months before you can meet her. She came to us needing some dental work done, too, and when the x-rays were done we discovered she had a bb near her ear. It's not causing trouble, but how sad that someone felt the need to shoot at this sweetie.

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

Boone
Boone- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
November 17 at 4:31 PM

Boone is a sweet pup, good with kids, dogs and cats. He will remain a smaller lab.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Holmes
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Holmes- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
November 16 at 9:24 AM

Thanks to Kyle for fostering Holmes!

11-15-14 Holmes has 3 more weeks of quiet time before he is ready to go. He has some sight issues but he doesn't let that slow him down at all!

9-2-14 Holmes is new to us, but we do know he is heartworm positive, so it will be a few months before you can meet him.

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

Vance
Vance- DOB 2011
Color: Black
November 16 at 9:22 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Vance!

11-15-14 Vance is heartworm positive, so it will be late February before he can be adopted.

11-8-14 This gorgeous boy knows many of the basics and even walks nicely on a leash. We do not know his heartworm status yet. He has done well with the other dogs he has met, and pretty much ignores the cat, too. He doesn't fetch or swim yet, but we're sure he can learn the joys of being a true Labrador!

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

Chester
Chester- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
November 16 at 9:21 AM

Thanks to Coleman for fostering Chester!

11-8-14 Chester is a fun boy who walks pretty well on leash after the first few minutes. He swims and fetches, and knows sit.

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

Crockett
Crockett- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
November 12 at 12:50 PM

Crockett is a sweet, gentle puppy that is good with cats, dogs and kids. He is house trained and does well in a crate. He likes playing with you and is content to lay by your feet. His biggest issue at the moment is trying to not jump on the counter. He is very treat motivated and would love to go to training class with a family!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Fara
Fara- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
November 11 at 8:44 AM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Fara!

Fara, aka Squirt, continues to amaze with her smart little cutie pie self. She's rocking her self control with "sit" & "wait" commands. Mostly great on the leash, when she does pull she's very responsive to a light, quick correction. She's still a bit needy in seeking attention, but improving every day and way better than where she started. Took Fara & my boy swimming today and although she was a bit hesitant at first (I bet she'd never done this before) she was eventually swimming and retrieving like a champion. This little pocket-doodle lab is such a delight and will certainly brighten up your life!

10-3-14 Fara loves a good game of tug.

10-2-14 Let's say you're looking for a lab. But maybe one not so big. And maybe one not so hyper. And maybe one whose tail won't destroy all your low- placed precious items. But still, of course, a lab. Have I got a dog for you: Fara is a delightful, lovable pocket lab who will steal your heart. Everyone she meets comments on how sweet she is and it's true. She also has energy and loves to play, without being overwhelming. The treatment for Fara's skin infection (which is not contagious) is coming along nicely. She has some congenital issues which may have been caused from her being squished in the womb. This certainly makes sense when you see her, and it seems to be primarily her hind section that is affected. First she was born with a nubby tail. Hard to see this as a disadvantage if, like me, you can no longer count the items broken by ecstatic dog tails. Also her flank area seems proportionately smaller than her front body. With this her hip bones protrude a bit, but they've been tested and are perfect. Finally, her back toes are wonky, a bit splayed. She may, in fact, be missing some bones there. Although I haven't tested her swimming, these minor physical issues seem to have no impact on her otherwise normal dogness. I am working on a few things with Fara: 1) stamina: she seems unused to much sustained physical activity, but we are doing walks and dog play and she is coming along splendidly. 2) self control: working on her "I-want-it-and-I-want-it-now" behavior; practicing "wait" and "sit" and learning to take treats nicely. She's a smart girl & a quick learner and, of course, she's treat motivated. I can't say enough wonderful things about Fara. Her physical quirks in no way deter her or detract from her true labby heart. You would be lucky to have this sweet girl in your life!

9-15-14 Far is actually a very happy girl in spite of her sad picture. Her little nubby tail wags at high speed, and the best part is she won't knock over your wine glass with that nub! She seems to be housetrained, is crate trained, and gets along with dogs and cats. She's got a nasty yeast infection on her skin right now, and we will spay her once that gets cleared up.

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

Homer
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Homer- DOB 2005
Color: Yellow
November 11 at 8:31 AM

Thanks to Connie for fostering Homer!

9-6-14 Homer is a sweet, older guy who is heartworm positive. He will be ready to become your next best buddy in a few months.

9-8-14 Homer has been with me for only 2 days and OMG he is a DREAM!!! He is quiet, crates nicely, has the softest mouth when taking a treat, is fine with my 4 dogs (ranging from 30 lbs to 70 lbs) and so far hasn't shown any indication of being a digger or fence jumper. He's not too sure about my cat so I will have more info later as he spends more time here. He is one of those dogs that just wants to be close to you... makes a great footwarmer . Once he has put on some LBS (he is extremely skinny) and has gone through heartworm treatment, he will make someone an awesome companion! Oh and he is a VERY tall/big boy!! A very gentle soul!

10-22-14 Homer still needs to go through heartworm treatment but in the mean time we have discovered he has extensive osteoarthritis of his vertebral facets and he has some calcified bridging of his vertebrae. On the plus side, per our vet, Homer's discs seem to be O.K. and his hips look great. Osteoarthritis of the vertebral facets is called spondylitis. It is a true arthritis of the spine. Per our vet, most of these patients feel better with medical management so Homer will need to be on pain medications for the rest of his life, keep his weight down to reduce stress on his back and have limited exercise... just easy walks on even terrain. If you're looking for a big, sweet dog to just hang out with, he's the one!

Thanks to Loren Gomez and Lydia Jones for sponsoring Homer! We could not save as many great Labs like Homer without our incredible sponsors!

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

Chiclet
Chiclet- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
November 9 at 7:42 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Chiclet!

11-8-14 Chiclet is a tiny girl with only half a tail. She's done well with the other dogs she has met, and even stayed pretty close on an off-leash walk on the ranch today. She doesn't seem to know about swimming, and might be learning to fetch. Overall, she's a cute little pocket-Lab!

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

Bobby
Bobby- DOB 2009
Color: Black
November 9 at 7:42 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Bobby!

11-8-14 Bobby has a skin issue going on that we are working to solve, and he's already looking much better. He's done well with the dogs he has met, but does seem to want to eat the cat. He swims and fetches.

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

Snowflake
Snowflake- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
November 6 at 2:34 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Snowflake!

Snowflake is heartworm negative and ready to meet you!

She does seem to have a dislike of most other dogs she meets, so should probably be an only dog. She is super happy, funny, and friendly to people.

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

Libby
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Libby- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
November 4 at 11:29 AM

Thanks to Cathy and Joe for fostering Libby!

11-4-14 Libby has lost a few pounds and and does great on a leash. She has mastered our dog run and is a wonderful house companion! As wonderful as she is with us and our dogs, she is even sweeter and more devoted when she is the only dog in the room. She is so quiet and is just ready to meet her person and give all her love. Libby is just a sweet companion that wants to be with her person.

9-10-14 Libby is house-trained, rides well in the car and was able to jump up into the back of our SUV. She is quiet and sleeps well on the floor with our other dogs throughout the night. She has wonderful house manners - no counter-surfing at all and will sit for a treat and takes a treat very easily. She is learning the doggey door and has shown no signs of digging or looking for escape routes. Libby is just a sweet companion that wants to be with her person.

9-3-14 Libby also just joined us and is also overweight. Other than that she is healthy and ready to roll.

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

Zoe
Zoe- DOB 2012
Color: Black
October 27 at 9:46 AM

Thanks to Peg and Rachid for fostering Zoe!

9-8-14 Zoe is heartworm positive, so it's going to be a few months before you can have this cutie join your family.

Zoe just joined us and we do not know her health status yet, but we do know she is quite the people pleaser!

Thanks to Kerin Smith, Michelle Chandler, Sharon Dillard and William Merrill for sponsoring Zoe! We could not save as many great Labs like Zoe without our incredible sponsors!

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

JayCee
JayCee- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
October 9 at 7:26 PM

Thanks to Emily and Bryan for fostering JayCee!

9-28-14 JayCee (J.C. for Jenny Craig) is a lovely girl who is probably housetrained, rides nicely in vehicles, swims, and gets along with other dogs. She's a bit on the chunky side, but she's got the energy to solve that soon.

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

Toni
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Toni- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
September 24 at 2:27 PM

Thanks to Marcy and Mike for fostering Toni!

9-7-14 Toni is a sweet, older girl, who is healthy except for being about 25 pounds overweight. Her diet has started, and we are sure she's going to be a fabulous, happy thing when she drops some pounds. Right now she's just plain uncomfortable in her own skin, poor girl. She does fine with other dogs and cats, too!

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

Dazzle
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Dazzle- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
September 11 at 8:00 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Dazzle!

8-17-14 Dazzle has been diagnosed with megaesophagus, which means she must eat and drink in an upright position and remain that way for 30-45 minutes after she is done. She's gotten the hang of this with her specially built chair, which will come with her when gets adopted. We are still trying to figure out if she has any other diseases, and should know that later this week. She is house- and crate-trained, gets along with dogs and cats, and seems to want to fetch, although she is not strong enough to do much of that yet.

7-19-2014 Dazzle joined us this week! She recently became a tri-pod and we are working to get her healthy for her future family! She is gorgeous!

Thanks to Michelle Chandler, Sheryle Matthews, Sharon Van Poperin, Heidi Hornsby, Frederick and Monica Dupy, LuAnn and Paul Peralta and Carmella Russell for sponsoring Dazzle! We could not save as many great Labs like Dazzle without our incredible sponsors.

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

Salty
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Salty- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
August 30 at 9:36 AM

Thanks to Stefanie, John and Lindsey for fostering Salty!

Salty has decided he likes to be near me while I work during the day(I work at home). He typically opens the doors with his head and asks to be petted and then lays down next to me. He is a very sweet dog.

Salty has had his first round of HW treatment and he thinks he feels WONDERFUL. He wants to do something so badly. He has one more round at the end of July and will then get neutered. We will be working on getting him healthy and ready for his future family.

In the mean time, let me tell you a little bit about the big goober. First of all, he IS a big goober. He quite enjoys toys- squeaky ones, plush ones, plush squeaky ones, round ones, long ones, bone shaped ones- you name it- This boy likes his toys. He is so desperate to play at the moment since he is on house arrest while going thru HW treatment that he actually was carrying around a dumbbell....you know the ones we work out with. very funny! it was just the right shape for his big ole mouth. He is a joyful guy, but has an old dog soul. He can knock you out with those eyes. He is completely housebroken and gets along great with other dogs-despite not even being neutered yet.

He ignores the cat and is nonplussed by the girls loud pitched screams and yells. He sits well and he walks SUPER on a leash. He is getting fitter as we walk him, tho those hasnot walked recently as he is going thru treatment. He likes a doggie bed, but the couch is better. He does not appear to have possessiveness issues, but lookout fingers when giving a treat.

Overall, Salty is a gentleman and would do great in a wide variety of homes- even ones where there is a huge hustle and bustle of children. They don't even phase him. Fireworks and the tornado did not phase him either. Check back, but he will be looking for a home in August/September. I would put your app in in July if you want to meet him.

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

Maris
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Maris- DOB 2001
Color: Yellow
July 27 at 10:35 PM

Thanks to Stacie and John for fostering Maris!

Maris has been with HOTLR a long time and is in a permanent foster home. Yes, she's a senior, but check out our blog about why senior dogs are so cool: http://hotlabnews.blogspot.com/2010/03/lets-hear-it-for-seniors.html. We know it's hard to think about adopting a dog that might only be with you a few years, but imagine what a wonderful life you could provide for that dog!!!!! It will be an experience you'll never regret. Our seniors also qualify for a reduced adoption fee.

Maris a a doll of an older girl. She has her manners down, is great on leash, loves kids, and loves belly rubs. Maris is very sweet around people, but she needs to stay in a home where she is the only pet.

Thanks to Paul & LuAnn Peralta, Ted Dracos, Anne Fennell & William George for sponsoring Maris! We could not save as many great Labs like Maris without our incredible sponsors.

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

Shelby
Shelby- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
8 hours 47 minutes ago

PLEASE NOTE ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS HAVE A $300 ADOPTION FEE.

Thanks to Niki and Jason for fostering Shelby!

9-16-14 Shelby just joined us and is already getting the hang of things. She's good with other dogs, is learning about crates, and hasn't really noticed the cats yet.

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

Dino
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Dino- DOB 2008Adoption Pending
Color: Black
November 16 at 9:06 PM

Thanks to Carl and Ann for fostering Dino!

10-06-2014 Dino has been in his foster home for about 5 weeks now, and he has settled in wonderfully! He is the ideal companion, he is mature and well behaved with some independence. He loves to please and rewards you with affection and tail wags, but he doesn't stick to you like velcro! Dino has very good house manners and does not counter surf when visiting the kitchen. He is a quiet laid back guy, who enjoys playing with his toys and likes his dog pallet for sleeping and relaxing. He is good with other dogs and responds to basic commands.

8-24-14 Dino is all that is good about an adult Lab - mellow, housebroken, good with other dogs, well-behaved in the house, and learning about crates.

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

Malone
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Malone- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
November 16 at 9:05 PM

Thanks to Tommy and Janet for fostering Malone!

10-24-14 Malone is having a great time at his foster home. He loves to chase balls - especially in the pool. I still can't get over how well he does on a leash. He walks better than our labs! Although Malone is doing well - he just told us the other day that he sure would like to find his "forever home". Do you think your home could be Malone's "forever home"? If so, come meet him at the next Meet and Greet!

9-6-14 Malone has been with us for a couple of days now. He is great at loose leash walking. No pulling at all!

He does have a lot of energy so if you have an active lifestyle and are looking for a dog that can keep up with you Malone is your man!

9-5-14 Malone has finished his training and has now transitioned into a foster home. Don't you want this big, loveable goofball?!

7-21-14 Malone is currently going through 2 weeks of training to get his manners improved.

5-24-14 Malone is a big, energetic guy who knows the basics but can't hold them for very long because there's just too much jumping around to do!

Thanks to John Schlutz for sponsoring Malone! We could not save as many great Labs like Malone without our incredible sponsors.

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

Errol
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Errol- DOB 2009Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
November 10 at 7:30 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Errol!

9-10-14 Errol is coming back to us through no fault of his own. This big, goofy boy's adopters have had circumstances change and are not able to give him the attention he needs.

5-31-13 Errol just came to us.

10-15-13 Errol has been in a foster home for over two months now. Errol is mostly calm and quiet unless you show him a tennis ball. He likes to be around people always wanting to lay at your feet. At first, he did not like to be alone. He is much better about this. He enjoys riding in the car but prefers to be in the drivers seat.

He absolutely loves to retrieve a tennis ball and is very good about giving it back. He has pretty good manners around people and other dogs. He knows how to use a dog door. He is very loyal and protective but not aggressive. He has a booming loud bark and will use it if he feels there is a threat to anyone he trusts. He does excellent on leash free trail walks and loves the water. He does not counter surf or jump up on people. He is good around kids and takes a treat from your hand very gently. He has a funny personality that will make you crack up. He is very healthy and athletic. He is also very big. Errol is going to make somebody a great new family member. -db



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Monte
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Monte- DOB 2009Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
October 31 at 12:37 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Monte!

10-5-14 Monte has been in a foster home for about 2 weeks. He is letting his guard down and relaxing. He is beginning to play and act like a happy dog. He is so sweet he even wags his tail while he's sleeping.

9-3-14 Monte is a big boy who came to the shelter with his probable sister Libby. He's very overweight, but the diet has started, and he is ready to go!

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

Marla
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Marla- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
October 31 at 12:36 PM

Thanks to Tem and Lucille for fostering Marla!

10-11-14 Marla is on the smaller side for a Lab. She seems to be housebroken and plays a little fetch.

10/29/2014 Since Marla came to us 3 weeks ago and has gotten over her kennel cough and shyness, she has really blossomed. She is housebroken, uses a doggie door, crates well when we aren't home and sleeps in a doggie bed during the night. She gets along great with our 3 dogs and other neighbors' dogs. When it's feeding time, she will sit for her food and she is always first to finish. She doesn't try to get into the other food bowls. This little girl loves to swim and retrieve her knobby toy and she loves to go for walks. She is a very, very sweet girl. Not sure if she likes cats or kids.

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