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.

Randy
Randy- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 19 at 10:27 AM

5/15/17 Randy is a sweet, gentle boy great with dogs, kids and ignores cats! He is good in the house, good in a crate (though the last storm gave him some anxiety) and all around fun, fairly well behaved pup!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Boden
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Boden- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 19 at 10:09 AM

5/15/17 Boden is a super sweet, loving boy who is a bit timid in new situations but adjusts fast. He is great with dogs and fine with cats. He can escape wire crates but is fine in plastic crates. He is good in the house and a gentle dog.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Panther
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Panther- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 15 at 3:36 PM

4/15/17 Panther is a sweet boy who is house and crate trained. Panther loves to play with other dogs and is learning his manners. He is sweet and super loving. He needs to go to a home without any cats.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Timber
Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 24 at 10:46 AM

3/15/17 Timber is a long legged beauty. He loves other dogs, he is gentle with them and easy going. Timber is nervous when meeting new people but warms up. He needs to go to a home with another dog that can be the leader and show Timber life is ok, that things are good. If you are patient and kind, have a dog looking for a bud, he might be the dog for you!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Tonka
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Tonka- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 21 at 3:35 PM

5/16/17 Tonka has been with us for about a week and half and not a day has gone by that he hasn't made us laugh. He is a big happy-go-lucky goofball who wants all the quintessential labrador things: Food, love and exercise. He is doing great in his kennel, knows sit, and is working on down. He walks well on his easy-walk harness and makes a great running partner (not too many pee breaks). He likes to play tug and a good squeaky toy. He is good with other dogs and would be happy with a family with or without another dog. Over the last week we have really seen him settle down. He is still a high energy lab who needs plenty of exercise, but given that, will happily lay on the floor next to you when watching movies or TV. We have taken him out to a few brewery's around town and he is always the life of party wanting to make new friends. Loves all people, young and old. New situations are very exciting for Tonka and it takes him some time to settle down. But if you're patient with him and give him some boundaries he will settle in. Tonka is really just a big ol sweetheart who just wants to be by your side any chance he can get. Plus, he's still got those sweet puppy dog eyes!

5/10/17 Tonka is a sweet energetic boy learning how to relax a bit. He is dog friendly and enjoys learning! This is a great 18 month old boy!

4/18/17 Tonka is doing well. He needs a family that is experienced dog owners, who truly believe in positive reinforcement training (as he fights any restraint put on him), and is ready to help him shine! He loves people, is good with most dogs (doesn't like intact males as he was just neutered). Tonka knows sit and heel, though he would prefer to jump and pull, but who wouldn't. Tonka is going to be an amazing dog once he finds his place in this world! He is smart, thinks things through and can out smart you if you aren't on your toes! 3/30/17 Tonka came to us today from Sequin. He is a big boy, full of strength and muscle, hence his name Tonka (truck). He is sweet and a true diamond in the "ruff" as he is gorgeous and in need of manners.

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

Hooch
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Hooch- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
May 19 at 10:14 AM

5/14/17 Hooch is doing so well. He is such a loving dog. He will play for a while with the other dogs and then come and sit with me on the porch. He is so loyal and sweet. He walks off leash with me amazingly well around the dog ranch. This boy will love your family endlessly. If you come to meet him, he won't be all over you at first, but give him a couple of days and he will never leave your side!

4/26/17 Hooch is brand new to us but so far he is very sweet. He is good with dogs and loves humans. He has some manners and will sit instead of jumping on you! He is mixy as part of his coat has some lighter and darker spotting on it. This only enhances how stunning he is! He is good in the crate so loving.

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

Marvel
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Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 4 at 2:03 PM

Thank you Lori and Rob for fostering Marvel.

4/26/2017 Marvel's name was originally Marley, and that's what he answers to, so we've been calling him Marley. Marley bonds well with his people and is very loving, and has big soulful eyes. He's easy-going, fully house-trained, and doesn't need to be crated. He occasionally sneaks up on the couch, but will get down when instructed. When the door bell rings, or if he sees other people or dogs through the window, or on walks, he will show off his big bark! But he loves to go for walks, and really loves it when you toss a ball his way! Marley also loves to sun himself...he will go lay in our yard, like he's on vacation. Marley gets along with cats, but needs to be an only dog, as he doesn't seem to like the competition!

4/05/2017 Marvel is a big boy, and has legs for days! (He looks like he's walking in heels all the time - LOL) He has an easy-going personality, doesn't require much exercise, and really just prefers hanging out with his humans. He lays around most the day, and crates well. He has a big bark, even though he's been nothing but a teddy bear in our home. If you're looking for an easy-going buddy, Marvel is your dog!

Marvel came to HOTLAB rescue in September. When he arrived he was overweight and missing most of his hair. He was in desperate need of a bath, flea treatment and nail trim. He was shy and timid and needed some time to get healthy before finding his forever home. You would never know any of this now, he is confident and gorgeous. He is a tall guy and has slimmed down to a healthy weight and has a beautiful soft yellow coat.

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

Harlow
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Harlow- DOB 2-17-17
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 27 at 10:44 PM

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $350 TO ADOPT

Thanks to Cati for fostering Harlow!

Harlow is one of Talia's puppies, and while we do not know who the daddy is, we know her mom is sweet as can be! 4-27-17 We have loved having this sweet and smart pup in our house this week. In a very short time Harlow has picked up sit, is crate trained, and catching on to potty training, fetch, and walking nicely on her leash. Between her desire to please and smarts there is no telling what this dog will be able to learn. Harlow loves playing with all sorts of toys, but her favorite toys are over sized stuff animals meant for her 80lbs foster brothers. Harlow loves all dogs she has come in contact with at our house. From her 9 week old biological sister to our friends 5lb yorkie she plays well with dogs our all sizes and energy levels. After playing her little heart out Harlow loves to curl up with another dog, human, or even a stuffed animal to cuddle with while napping.

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

Tanner
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Tanner- DOB 3/2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 19 at 3:09 PM

1/3/2017 - Thanks to Courtney for fostering Tanner

4/16/17 - Tanner has been with me for about 3 months. Tanner is a super sweet and playful boy. He will be your best friend and follow you around and would love to be a lap dog. He loves toys and to play fetch and run and play with his foster brother. Tanner is house trained and crate trained. Tanner will gladly stay in the crate at night but has some separation anxiety when left in the crate when you are gone. He is currently on a small dosage of anxiety medicine which seems to be working great. He is well trained with basic commands and very calm on the leash. Tanner just needs to find the right forever home!

9/27/16 Tanner is a calm, sweet boy who gets along with dogs and is ok with cats (can stare pretty hard at them). He loves to wrestle with his foster siblings, is house trained and has excellent manners. Tanner does need a dog savvy owner as he will take advantage of situations. For example, if you want him to go outside to go potty most of the time he goes just fine, but every once in a while he decides he doesn't need to go outside and walks away. He needs someone who will go get him and make him go outside. Once he realizes that you will follow through with what you want, he follows perfectly. He also likes to try and escape a kennel, but once he realizes he can't get out he quits trying. He tried the first couple of days at our house, now enters willingly with no issues.

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

Handsome
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Handsome- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 13 at 10:47 AM

Thank you Kye for fostering Handsome!

Handsome is a sweet, smart boy! He had a couple accidents when he first arrived in our home but since then has been completely house trained. He sleeps on a dog bed next to our bed and will go with us from room to room during the day. He is a cuddle dog and likes to curl up into a tight little ball and lay next to you. We have left him alone during the day with our other dog and there have been no problems with his behavior or between them. They eat next to each other with no conflict. Our dog is a very passive dog so not sure how he would be with a more dominant dog. He loves to play catch and is working on returning. He listens well - on several occasions he has been in our front yard and will go to explore neighbors yards but comes when called. He pulls on a regular leash and does better with a harness. We are still working on walking gently.

This dog is so affectionate, and always wants to be in the same room with one of us. He is very quiet and we have only heard him bark on 2 occasions - once when the neighbor was working along our fence and once when a friend came to the house late at night and rang the bell. We have a pool and he has not gone near it (yet). I have given him a bath and he did not love it but he tolerated it without problems. He rides super well in a car, appears to enjoy it and will get in on command. He likes to curl up in the front seat.

We do not have cats so I can't speak to how he would do with them. We do have 2 children, ages 10 and 11, and they get along fine. Overall, he seems to be a great, mellow, playful boy. We're enjoying fostering him.

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

Helena
Helena- DOB 2-17-17Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
33 minutes ago

PLEASE NOTE ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $350 TO ADOPT.

Thanks to Kerrie for fostering Helena!

Helena is another one of Talia's puppies and is as sweet as can be!

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

Hattie
Hattie- DOB 2-17-17Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
34 minutes ago

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $350 TO ADOPT

Thanks to Niki for fostering Hattie!

Hattie is one of Talia's puppies, and while we do not know who the daddy is, we know her mom is sweet as can be! Hattie is a spunky independent girl with a sweet loveable personality! She would be a good addition to a home with dogs or as a single pup with just her people. She loves to fall asleep snuggling in your lap! She is great with other dogs and cats as well!

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

Outlaw
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Outlaw- DOB March 2017Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
34 minutes ago

Please note the adoption fee for puppies under 6 months of age is $350

Thanks to Stacey and Bill for fostering Outlaw!

This little 10# puppy is a sweetheart. We are calling him Safari now and working on name recognition. He sleeps well in his crate and is doing good with potty training. He is so lovable and playful.

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

Major
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Major- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
34 minutes ago

5/14/17 Major has been with us a few days now and what a personality this dog has! He is not only huge in size, but huge in the love he has to give, too! He loves to play fetch, is great playing with other dogs his size and smaller. He might need a home without cats as they tend to look like furry balls flying through the air. He is house and kennel trained, though he does need to stay in a plastic crate as he has chewed up a metal one.

5/4/17 Major is brand new to us and we are already in love! This handsome boy is large and muscular and full of love. He is great with dogs and people. Loves to run and play and get lots of loving. He is young, just over a year, and likes to chew! He is crate trained and hasn't had an accident in the house of yet.

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

Butters
Butters- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
35 minutes ago

5/18/17 Butters is a sweet middle aged dog. He lived his life as an outside only dog but is doing so well inside the house. He is missing hair due to being covered in fleas when he arrived to us, but it will grow back soon! He is so calm and easy going. Good with dogs, but not cats!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Piper
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Piper- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
35 minutes ago

5/11/17 Piper is a real sweetie. And, at the smaller of size of 35 lbs., she is a perfect cuttle bug.

Piper is proving herself to be a good house dog and family pet. She started out quite shy and afraid of the world due to spending the first 3 years of her life primarily kept in a backyard. Today she is extremely people-loving and affectionate, crate trained, house trained, good on a leash, not one to chew things other than her toys and bones, and coming along in obeying commands. She's good at sit and come but still working on down. (Piper is so happy to see you that at times she jumps up in excitement.)

Piper fits right in with the day-to-day activities of a family...car rides to pick up kids from school, walks to the bus stop, and "helping" to bring in the groceries. (This she does off leash as I walk in and out of the house with her and she stays close and doesn't run off.) Piper shares the home with three kids and a family dog, with whom she gets along and plays with. But, Piper can be fearful of dogs she's never met. She can pass other dogs on the street, but when approached nose to nose by another dog, she gets scared. So, she will need someone willing to help her learn unknown dogs can be safe, fun dogs.

Piper is heart worm positive but has already begun her treatment and has just one more shot to go. It doesn't seem to affect her much as she seems to be a mellow dog to begin with, but she does have some exercise restrictions until the end of June. HOTLR will provide the remaining heart worm treatment she needs.

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



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

Butch
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Butch- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
35 minutes ago

Thank you Rebecca for fostering Butch!

4/18/17 Butch is a super sweet boy who loves everyone! He is good with dogs, likes fetch and does well in the house. He will follow you around the house just to keep you company. He LOVES food and will be a fun dog to train!

3/30/17 Butch is brand new to HOT lab. So far, we know he is super sweet and loving, good with dogs, met my cats-sniffed them with a high tail and stiff body but then moved on to something more interesting. He likes playing fetch, playing with other dogs and will follow me around. He is way too skinny, eats anything he can find, and is heartworm positive. He is up for foster-to-adopt program because of his heartworms. He is crate trained and has yet to have an accident in the house. He is smaller weighing 50 pounds, needing to add another 7-10 to his body.

Butch is Heartworm positive and undergoing treatment. HOTLR pays for all heartworm treatment even once the dog goes home. Ask us about fostering/adopting a HW+ dog!

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



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

Pixie
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Pixie- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 19 at 8:46 PM

3/18/17 Pixie is Piper's sister. She is a small lab, we lovingly call a pocket lab, and is about the size of a six month old pup. She was left in a backyard her entire life so everything is very new to her. She is doing well in a crate, loves to be loved on, but is nervous in new situations. She would love a kind family that will understand how overwhelming it can be to learn the world is bigger than your backyard when you are three years old. Such a sweet girl, good with dogs and rides well in the car.

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



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

Talia
Talia- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 8 at 4:45 PM

Thanks to Brenda for fostering Talia and her puppies!

3-1-17 Talia is as sweet a dog as you'll ever meet. She gets along with dogs and cats, and just loves people. She's busy raising her litter right now so won't be available until late April.

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

Flauta
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Flauta- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
May 8 at 4:36 PM

Thank you to Megan and Don for fostering Flauta

3/23/17 Flauta is a sweet dog who only wants to hang out in the beautiful outdoors and be loved by people. She should be an only dog. If you think you can provide the low-key loving household for Flauta please reach out. She is currently being fostered on the Northside of San Antonio, a private meet and greet could be arranged.

2/9/17 One of the first things you'll notice about Flauta is that she looks like she's had several litters of puppies. (my kids think we should call her Abie because it means mother of many LOL 😂) Maybe that explains how incredibly gentle she is with treats and around kids. She wont take food without permission but will stare down anyone who has food with those big beautiful mud puddle eyes of her's. We try not to give in. She is very well mannered. She already knows sit and shake. We will work on other commands like stay and wait, which come in handy when she feels like being the first out the door. She pulls quite a bit when on a leash so we need to work on that too. A harness does help with that a bit. She doesn't enjoy our cat at all. She will chase the cat but no serious issues so far just a bunch of hissing from our not so tolerant kitty. I think Flauta is just curious and would never mean any harm. She loves to follow me around the house. She likes to play outdoors and runs around our back yard. She isn't too interested in the game of fetch but she knows how if you push the issue. Flauta is a sweetheart she will sleep on the bed when invited but is happy in her crate and often just hangs out in there with the door open. She would fit best in a home with no other animals and would be a great companion.

2/1/17 Flauta is so soft! She loves to be loved on, will sit next to you as you admire and touch her soft fur. She is ok with dogs, but not if they are in her face. She would like to be an only dog in home as sometimes there are tight places in the house where another dog might accidentally get in her face.

1/23/17 Flauta is a loving girl who enjoys all humans. She is good with other dogs, but doesn't like it if they get in her face. She said she had enough puppies and doesn't need to wrestle any more! Hanging out in the same room or going for group walks is ok, just don't expect her to join the doggy WWE anytime soon! She is working on not pulling so much on the leash and walks nicely on an easy walk harness.

1/15/17 Flauta should have been named Teddy Bear! Her coat is like velvet and she wants nothing more than for you to pet her all day long. She came in with her son Pjano, and has had several litters before that, too. We promised her days of being a mom were over and she gets to be spoiled from now on. Flauta is crate trained, seems house trained (no accidents yet, but she is new), she is fine with dogs, though doesn't want to play or wrestle with them (happens when you have too many pups to raise for too long). She loves to go for walks and ride in the car! She is a love of a dog and really wants to please. She already knows "sit" and is working on more tricks!

Thanks to Staci Ohanlon for sponsoring Flauta! We could not save as many great Labs like Flauta 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