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.

Toni
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Toni- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 23 at 1:50 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!

1-23-15 Toni is a gorgeous yellow girl, eight years young, 15lbs lighter, the perfect companion for a hike or a hug. She is completely trustworthy in the house, is kennel trained and good with other dogs, cats, kids and other folks. She sleeps quietly through the night in a dog bed in our room, knows how to sit, shake and lie down. And is just as happy watching a movie with you as she is hiking through the neighborhood or the hill country. Is Toni the right pup for you??? She's ready and waiting for her forever family.

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

Lucy
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Lucy- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 23 at 9:02 AM

Thanks to Brenda for fostering Lucy!

12/9/2014 Lucy is a very sweet little girl. She is super soft and loves to be pet. She seems to be housebroken and has good house manners. She learns quickly and is very responsive to praise. Lucy loves dog toys, but has not chewed on any of our human items. She is learning to walk nicely on a leash, but still needs practice. She is very good with our children and gets along perfectly with two of our current dogs and mostly with the other dog at home. She is also very content to settle down in the living room with us and chew on toys on her dog bed for long stretches of time. Of course, she loves to run and jump (not to much on people) and chase after toys, too (though she hasn't gotten the pick them up and bring them back part yet). Lucy loves car rides, but needs to ride in a crate or enclosed area, as she will climb all over the place! She is learning to sleep in her crate at night. It takes her a little while to settle down, but then she sleeps quietly all night. She is really quite an easy puppy and very snuggly.

Thanks to Carol Siegmund for sponsoring Lucy! We could not save as many great Labs like Lucy without our incredible sponsors!

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

Val
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Val- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 23 at 9:01 AM

Thanks to Cecily and Zach for fostering Val!

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

Harvey
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Harvey- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 21 at 4:02 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Harvey!

12-11-14 Harvey is a calm, well mannered boy that is super food motivated and would love to be in a home with lots of treats! He sits next to us on the couch all night long. Is good with dogs (both big and small), cats and kids. He has a heart of gold and is so very handsome (more than the pictures show). His main issue right now is he will put his front feet on the counter to sniff for food. He has gotten much better already. Oh, and he loves antlers to chew on! Harvey is a gorgeous boy who just needs a little bit of structure to learn how to be the perfect dog. He's learning about crates and rides well in the car.

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

Vienna
Vienna- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 19 at 10:23 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Vienna!

1-19-15 Vienna is still a puppy at heart, and as such, is not trustworthy in the house yet. She was never taught the difference between toys and table legs, but with a little bit of work she will get it all figured out.

Vienna is brand new to us. She has done fine with the dogs she has met, seems not to be bothered by cats, and sleeps all the way through the night in her crate.

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

Poppy
Poppy- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 18 at 8:44 PM

Thanks to Shannon 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

Duke15
Duke15- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 17 at 11:26 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Duke15!

1-6-15 Duke is new to us today, but we know he is one gorgeous boy! He's not had much training on the leash, though, so we are working on that.

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

Fara
Fara- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 10 at 4:47 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Fara!

1-10-15 Fara has made tremendous strides since first coming to live with me: her overall health has improved exponentially; her skin condition is almost healed; she has much more energy, stamina & muscular strength; she's much more outgoing & confident; her neediness has greatly minimized. Yes, she's still a small pocket lab, but she doesn't know that and certainly has no limitations. Fara can't wait to find the lucky person able to recognize her greatness and appreciate her uniqueness!

Fara 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.

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

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

Piper
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Piper- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 10 at 3:56 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Piper!

1-10-15 Piper has been in a foster home for about a week now. She is sweet and just about perfect in every way. I will leave it as simple as that. When you meet her you will understand.



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

Luka
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Luka- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 8 at 12:24 PM

Thanks to Chris and Galyna 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

Leo
Leo- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 6 at 10:07 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Leo!

1-6-15 Leo just joined us today, so we will post more as we get to know him.

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

Jessie
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Jessie- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 6 at 9:17 PM

Thanks to Erica for fostering Jessie!

01-06-15 Even though she's had a rough start in life, Jessie LOVES to be around people. Before she started her heartworm treatment, she had a trip to the dog park and went around and said hello to every single person in the dog park! Jessie gets along with the other 5 dogs and cat in the household, but I don't think she'd mind being the center of attention in your home. She enjoys working over her Nylabone chews, dissecting the squeakers out of stuffed toys, and having her face massaged. Jessie would prefer to curl up next to you on the couch or on the bed at night, and since she's a compact gal with a beautiful silky smooth coat, it's hard to say no to her. Jessie has picked up really quickly on learning her manners; she is housebroken, crate trained, knows how to sit, not jump up, and sits and waits for her meals. She gets SO excited while waiting that her front paws dance with anticipation! Jessie also is a silly girl and likes to "talk" when she's really happy. It's a funny little snort/grunting sound, and she has whole conversations with the cat. Jessie will be finishing her heartworm treatment soon and can't wait to meet you!

12-13-14Jessie has finally started her heartworm treatment, so she'll be ready to go in February!

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

Holmes
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Holmes- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:09 AM

Thanks to Kyle for fostering Holmes!

12-10-2014 Holmes is now finished with his heartworm treatments and ready to meet you!

12-29-2014 Holmes is one cool guy and is very, very sweet. He is house trained, prefers to sleep in his crate at night, does NOT counter surf, rarely barks, does NOT jump on people, and is extremely good with dogs. Another plus is that he sheds extremely lightly - very atypical for a Lab. He has not had interaction with cats, but I predict he will be amicable.

While he does have some sight issues, he is not completely blind. He navigates the house with ease, including the stairs. His sight will get worse over time, but it's nothing that he won't be able to manage.

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.

Thanks to Matt Badgett for sponsoring Holmes! We could not save as many great Labs like Holmes without our incredible sponsors!

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

Luke
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Luke- DOB 2008?
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:08 AM

Thanks to Christina for fostering Luke!

12-2-14 Luke doesn't act as old as 6, so he might actually be a few years younger. He rides nicely in the car, although he thinks he should be the driver, and seems to be housebroken. His house manners are pretty good too. He's doing well with the kids, most dogs and guinea pig he has met so far. He does need some work on the leash, and can also jump very high!

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

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

Vance
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Vance- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: male
12/21/2014 9:19 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Vance!

12-14-14 Vance spent 10 days with us while his foster family was traveling and he was a joy to have around. Despite being an active 3 year old, he was a superb house guest; he is housebroken, does not counter surf although he'll never turn down an opportunity to eat, and was totally trustworthy while we were gone. He walks well on a leash but needs some training on stay and place. He does like to sleep with you though! If you are looking for an active dog that is beyond the challenges of puppy hood, then stay tune and check on Vance when his heart worm treatment is over in a couple of months.

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!

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

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

Snowflake
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Snowflake- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
12/17/2014 9:11 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Snowflake!

12-17-14 Snowflake is just about perfect. She loves people, is crate and house-trained, and likes riding in cars. She's funny and cute! Her only drawback is she doesn't seem to like other dogs. If you have no other dogs and aren't a dog park fan, then she's the right dog for you!

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

Chester
Chester- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
11/30/2014 7:43 PM

Thanks to Margaret 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

Homer
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Homer- DOB 2005
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
11/11/2014 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

JayCee
JayCee- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
10/09/2014 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

Bobby
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Bobby- DOB 2009Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 14 at 11:44 AM

Thanks to David for fostering Bobby!

1-6-15 Bobby has been in a foster home for about 2 months now. He had surgery on his eyes to correct a condition called "Entropion". Now he is on an anti-fungal medication to clear an infection around his eyes. He would constantly scratch at his eyes. This would put him in a bad mood and he had some aggression at first. All of this has improved significantly and the hair is growing back around his eyes.

With this progress he is now ready for a permanent home. He is good around the house and is learning to play ball. House trained and knows how to use a dog door. Just an all around sweet boy who got lucky and was found by HOTLABS.

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

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