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:

Online Adoption Application

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.

Maui
Maui- DOB 2007
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
20 minutes ago



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Cricket
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Cricket- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 17 at 9:10 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Cricket!

4-15-15 Cricket is full of energy, and is doing very well in getting along with other dogs. She loves to wrestle and play. She is very good in her crate and house trained. She would do best in a home without cats. She lives with three cats now and has never hurt them but does think it is fun to watch them run faster as she chases them. She is great with kids and is very well mannered in the house. She has a bit of a stubborn streak so her new family will need to be confident and ready to take the lead.

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

Bea
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Bea- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 27 at 10:10 PM

Thanks to Kerin for fostering Bea!

3/27/15 What a change Bea has made over the past 5 days. She is getting over her fear of new people and is turning into a bouncy, loveable lab! She absolutely loves the mornings and greets me with the "let's play" stance when I get out of bed. She loves my HOTLR alum, Cyrus, and is learning what a dog does from him. Bea will warm your heart very quickly. Bea has some leg issues which has caused her to have a wonky walk, but it doesn't seem to bother her.

3/23/15 Sweet Bea is in the house! A very scared, skittish thing, not sure what to think of the world. We are showing her what love is as she is introduced to the good life of being a HOTLR dog.

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

Farley
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Farley- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 2 at 8:57 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Farley!

2-18-15 Farley has lost 7 pounds so far. He also thinks cats might be good to eat, so should go to a cat-free home when it's time to get adopted.

2-4-15 As suspected, Farley is heartworm positive. He also weighs 118 pounds, so before we can even think about treating the heartworms we need to get a bunch of that weight off. So, it will probably be late summer before he is available for adoption.

1-30-15 Farley just joined us today. He is incredibly overweight, so the diet has already started. In spite of his bulk, he loves to play fetch, and rides nicely in the car. We do not know his heartworm status yet. He is reported to get along with all animals.

Thanks to David Littlewood, Sharon Dillard, and LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Farley! We could not save as many great Labs like Farley without our incredible sponsors!

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

Bridget
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Bridget- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 19 at 10:18 PM

Thanks to Renee and Adam for fostering Bridget!

Bridget gets along with other dogs and seems to be fairly trustworthy in the house.

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

Poppy
Poppy- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 15 at 5:42 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Poppy!

1-6-15 Poppy is heartworm positive so it will be the end of March before she will be available to meet you. She knows sit and shake and is pretty good on a leash.

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

Luka
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Luka- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 12 at 10:58 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Luka!!!

Luka is a great dog who gets along with other dogs, once he's had about 10 minutes to settle in with them, but does NOT like cats!

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

Zoe
Zoe- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
12/29/2014 12:34 PM

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, LuAnn and Paul Peralta, William Merrill and LabMed Inc 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

Bardot
Bardot- DOB 2010Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 17 at 8:34 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bardot!

2-12-15 This girl can swim and fetch! She does well with other dogs, seems to ignore cats, and does pretty well on off-leash walks.

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

Chester
Chester- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 17 at 8:33 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Chester!

2-15-15 Chester just started his heartworm treatment, so it will be April before you can meet him. He's not fond of cats.

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

Stitch
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Stitch- DOB 2010Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 17 at 8:33 AM

Thanks to Kari for fostering Stitch!

3-31-15 Stitch continues to settle in nicely! He loves to swim, and is good on recall when being off leash. He is NOT a door darter, and just stays by you as you go in and out. He is crate trained, but prefers to sleep next to you. Stitch is just very easy going. He and his foster sister eat side by side, paying no attention to any food other than his own. He loves to carry a stuffed animal in his mouth and will just lay with it on the floor.

3-29-15 Stitch has settled into his foster home easily. He is housetrained and very easy going. So far, he loves to play with stuffed animals and just hang out with you. He will jump at any opportunity to get close to you and snuggle, and he LOVES to have his belly rubbed. Stitch gets along well with his foster sister, and walks very nicely on a leash. He definitely knows how to sit and is familiar with "no", listens and responds to both of those! I imagine he knows, more so I will continue to update his profile as I find out more but WOW, what a great dog!

3-4-15 Sweet Stitch just joined us. So far he seems to be housetrained. He sleeps through the night quietly in his crate. He rides nicely in cars, and seems to get along with other dogs.

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

Lilo
Lilo- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 16 at 3:09 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Lilo!

3-4-15 Lilo is a cute little girl who rides well in cars, sleeps quietly in her crate, and gets along with other dogs. She just joined us, so we don't know much more yet.

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

Homer
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Homer- DOB 2005Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
April 15 at 10:16 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, Brendan Geraghty 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

Luke
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Luke- DOB 2008?Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
April 14 at 1:51 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Luke!

4-2-15 Luke did a 3 mile off leash walk on a trail today and did really well. He stayed with the pack, came when called and was friendly with new dogs he met. He has learned how to use a dog door and is good around the house. He is learning toys and balls but mostly seems to just want attention and affection. He loves riding in the car especially if he is allowed to sit in the front seat.

Here he is on the trail. He is wearing the green collar.

Thanks to Ronald Nethery for sponsoring Luke! We could not save as many great Labs like Luke without our incredible sponsors!

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

Fannie
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Fannie- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
April 4 at 10:41 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Fannie!

1-30-15 Fannie just joined us today so we don't know much yet, including her heartworm status. She knows sit, seems to play a little fetch, rides nicely in the car, and adores people.

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

JayCee
JayCee- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
April 2 at 9:22 AM

Thanks to David for fostering JayCee!

2-25-15 JayCee is house and crate trained, but does not do well with cats.

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

Mandy
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Mandy- DOB 2009Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 24 at 10:06 AM

Thanks to David for fostering Mandy!

2-14-15 Mandy is a great dog! She seems to be housebroken, sleeps quietly in her crate at night, gets along with other dogs, and is great in the car. She is reported to do well with goats, but has proven that she thinks cats are for chasing. Her previous owners claim she is 6, but we think she might be a year or two younger.

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

Val
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Val- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 10 at 1:21 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Val!

2-3-2015 She is as sweet as she is cute and chock full of personality. Val is on the smaller side for a Lab, but don't let that full you, she can hang and play with the big dogs or she can cuddle up in your lap for a snuggle. She's housebroken, cat tested and kid approved. She loves her daily walks and has learned to not pull on the leash. She's still learning about crates as she just wants to be with her people ALL THE TIME. She does great in the car but at times thinks she needs to be the co-pilot even when we're parked. As a young dog, she naturally has a curiosity about everything around her and feels much better about her surroundings once she's had time to investigate as she is highly intelligent and learns quickly. She would thrive with an active family or individual, as she has that young dog energy but settles down nicely after playtime or exercise. Like most Labs she has those soulful brown eyes that will just melt your heart and make you wonder how anyone could live without the love of a dog?

1-12-15 Val is a cute little girl who has done well with the dogs and cats she has met. She's learning about crates.

Thanks to Carol Siegmund for sponsoring Val! We could not save as many great Labs like Val 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