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.

Tim Allen
Tim Allen- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:23 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Tim Allen!

8-2-15 Tim Allen is a beautiful big boy! He is new to us today, so more information coming soon!

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

Edna
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Edna- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:16 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Edna!

8-2-15 Edna is new to us today, but we do know that she can sit on command and rides nicely in the car. Lois is her pup!

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

Zorro
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Zorro- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
13 hours 59 minutes ago

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Zorro!

8-2-15 What a love bug ?!?! Zorro loves to give kisses and receive belly rubs in exchange. He enjoys being near people and is food motivated. We spent some time working on sit and down today and he seems to catch on quickly.

6-7-15 Zorro is a typical lab in many ways. He enjoys the water and has plenty of energy. He is a very sweet boy that likes to give kisses. He does seem to have a high drive and would do best with someone that is active and can keep him busy. He is very sweet, gets along well with other dogs, and is developing a love for water.

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

Redmond
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Redmond- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 5:33 PM

Thanks to Ryan and Lauren for fostering Redmond!

8-2-15 Redmond is settling nicely into a home. He is as curious as ever and wants to be by your side at ever turn so as not to miss out on any action! Ryan and I have been keeping him out of his crate during the day and he has proven very trust-worthy (we are still keeping any food off the counters, since Red is still too curious about people food). In other news - Red has mastered the art of getting his belly rubbed! Keep checking his blog for more pictures and updates and feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!

7-30-15 Mr. Redmond has really opened up the past few days and we are even more in love with this guy! Red is very energetic and would do best in a home that can give him plenty of exercise. Redmond still needs some work walking on a leash, however he is a great jogging partner and does much better at a joggers pace (even a slow one like mine!). Redmond is also very food assertive - NOT AGGRESSIVE, I really want to stress that!! - just that if there is food nearby, he would love to have it. We are working on taking treats more gently and not jumping on the counters, and are making good progress. Redmond is so very smart and is learning the rules of our household very quickly. Please fill out an online application and check out his blog for even more pictures and updates!

7-28-15 What a curious fellow this pup is! Redmond loves to follow his nose wherever it takes him! What we know about him so far is that he loves to play fetch, is crate trained, house trained, knows "sit" and "stay", he loves his toys, and the best way to this boys heart is through his tummy! He gets along great with his foster brother Scout, and they love to romp around the yard. We are working on better leash manners, and that the counter is not the best place to look for food if we want to stay on foster moms good side ;] We currently have a blog in the works for Redmond, and hope to have the link up and running soon so we can get you the latest updates on this handsome fellow.

http://reddogwithablog.blogspot.com/

7-26-15 Redmond has returned to us from training to be a drug sniffing dog. He is waiting for his forever home as the working life just wasn't for him!



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Major
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Major- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:48 PM

Major is searching for his forever family, unfortunately he is heartworm positive so it will be a few months before he can continue his search!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Maxi
Maxi- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:47 PM

Maxi is ready to meet her forever family, unfortunately she is heartworm positive so it will be a few months before she can continue her search!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Winston
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Winston- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:46 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Winston!

7-29-2015 Winston just joined HOTLR. 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

Pogo
Pogo- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:45 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Pogo!

6-7-15 Pogo is full of energy and is very enthusiastic. He is a sweet boy that seems to do well off-leash and seems to have very nice recall. He does enjoy swimming, but hasn't shown much interest in retrieving. He loves to get his back scratched and is always appreciative of some human loving! He would do well with a more active family that enjoys spending time outdoors!

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

Andy
Andy- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:44 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Andy!

Andy is new to us but he's such a sweetheart!

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

Mollie
Mollie- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:39 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Mollie!

8-2-15 Spent some time with Mollie today. She is a very sweet girl. She likes to play with the tug rope and a few other toys. She likes to play fetch for a little bit, but gets easily distracted by other dogs. She crates very nicely and without any fuss.

7-29-2015 We are learning more about Mollie, but we know she is a very active dog.

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

Waldo
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Waldo- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:25 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Waldo!

8-2-15 Waldo is a sweet sweet boy. He is new to us today, so more information coming soon!

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

Lois
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Lois- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 4:12 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Lois!

8-2-15 Lois is new to us, but is a cute sweet pup! We will post more as soon as we get to know this cutie pie!

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

Vandi
Vandi- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 8:39 AM

Thanks to Stefanie, John and Lindsey for fostering Vandi!

Vandi is as cute as they get! SHE IS HOUSEBROKEN. She is also super sweet, preferring to introduce herself with a few gentle licks to whatever part of your body she can reach. This is especially true when you get out of the shower. :) Her theme song should be: Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name? by The Doors with the licking being the Hello!

She is a tad bit chubby at the moment but should end up around 60-5 pounds. She does really well with other dogs and currently is fascinated with the cat.

At the moment she does not know very much-not even SIT, so we are working on this. That being said, she walks pretty well on a leash-surprisingly so. So far, she slept nicely thru the night and has discovered Nylabones. She does countersurf and will need to be crated when not supervised. Unfortunately, in typical black lab fashion, she is convinced that the camera will KILL her so it is difficult to get a picture showing off how lovely she really is. You can get a feel tho of her personality. She came in to the Rescue with Andy who we think is her pup. She is doing great with an 11 yr old child and it looks like she will be fantastic with children. She is overall quite mellow in the house and not particularly bouncy. One last item: She is definitely a sloppy drinker and will dig and play in her water bowl- I am pretty sure a pool or a creek/lake etc will be right up her alley. We did discover that we retrieve with joy! She should fit right into a family with ease.

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

Johnny B
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Johnny B- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 31 at 3:41 PM

Thanks to Ryan and Emmaline for fostering Johnny B!

7-31-15: Swimming success! With a little verbal encouragement this boy became a swimming champion today! Johnny loves sitting on the first two steps of the pool and taking a couple laps before chilling on the steps again!

7-30-15: What an awesome dog- Johhny B is so sweet and patient! Even with his crazy over active young foster sister! I love having a little companion who just sits by my side.

Johnny B is loving our 2 miles walks in the morning but seems to be just as happy to chill out on the tile floor. He takes treats gently and is learning to only eat his food and not to eat his foster-sisters food. He is so smart and eager to please. Yesterday we went on a walk where Johnny B encountered a group of small children, he did great! He just stood there smiling and wagging his tale while 5 or so little hands gave him pets and pats. Today Johnny picked up a tennis ball and just pranced around the yard with it. We're hoping these are the early stages of fetch but for now he just picks the ball up and runs/jumps around ( kind of like an antelope its pretty funny) and then eventually lets it go. Johnny is also on the smaller side for a lab which his fur-ever home might like! I know he was easier to pick up for a bath than our dog is. :) More to follow on this sweet man soon!

7-28-15 Johnny B is such a loving dog! Very calm and very sweet! He loves to just follow you around the house, sit by your side, or lay at your feet.

Johnny is smart and although he doesn't seem to know any commands he did learn to sit in just one day! Right now he doesn't have much interest in swimming or a tennis ball but he is happy to just hang out where ever we are. Johnny crates well, he loves riding in the car, and walks very well on a leash. Johhny doesn't seem to know his own name so he would adapt to being renamed if his fur-ever home was so inclined.

Johhny is great with his foster sister and curious, but calm, around our cat.

7-26-15 Johnny Bravo is brand new but he seems very calm for a young dog. So far we know he walks well on leash, rides well in a car and loves hanging out with people.

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

Cricket
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Cricket- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 28 at 4:00 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Cricket! 7/28/15 Cricket loves to play fetch and to have you toss her rubber ball at her so she can catch it. She carries her ball in her mouth every where she goes. If she happens to forget it outside she will wait by the back door until we let her out to grab it. Last night, at bedtime when the lights were out she came up and placed her ball by my stomach, nestled it in to me, licked my cheek and went and layed down. She is such a kind, sweet dog. And, don't worry, the first thing she did this morning was look for her ball. She is very nice to everyone that meets her but she reserves her love for her family. So, if you meet her realize that she will love you once you tell her you love her. 6-22-15 Cricket is such a sweet dog. She is easy going and relaxed in the house. She has no problem laying near you without being super needy. At meet and greets, she is friendly and says "hi" but then will just chill by you. If you are looking for an easy going dog, Cricket is for you! 5-12-15 Cricket is a very easy going dog, she is amazing in her crate, loves training, is great with kids 5+, not sure about younger ones. She would do best with another, playful dog as she loves to play. She annoys my 14 year old lab (which isn't hard to do) as she is always barking at my old girl to get her to play. She is very intense on my cats, doesn't hurt them but will chase them and play inappropriately with them, so I would say no cats. She would be fine in an apartment, as she is lower energy for her age. She is more like a golden retriever that is black, as she has a coat like a flat coat retriever. Overall, she can go any where, rides amazing in the car, loves the water, fine at dog parks, plays fetch but doesn't return the ball well.

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

Maverick
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Maverick- DOB Fall 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 26 at 2:07 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Maverick!

---- NOTE: Maverick is blind and requires an adopter dedicated to doing what's needed for this amazing boy to thrive. HOTLR is commitment to the success of Maverick and his adopter. We will pay for up to 3 TDAWG (Texas Differently Abled Working Group) training sessions with Tara Stermer (www.trainingbytara.com) within the first 90 days of adoption.

7-25-15 How do you treat a blind dog? Like a dog. Maverick swims!!!

7-18-15 Maverick had several Big Boy moments today: - one of our morning walks takes us past a restaurant where there's a choice to walk down a ramp or a flight of 10 steps. i've taken maverick down the steps a couple of times and although he wasn't fearful he was very awkward. today he was brilliant! on my cue he used his nose & paw to find the edge of each step and walked down with grace & ease. * he had his first trip to the groomer for a nail trim. i expected it to take a longer than normal time (he can be very squirmy) and noisy (he can become anxious & vocal if he doesn't understand what's going on.) wow, it only took a couple minutes, no vocalization & the groomer said he was great. * Mav got introduced to a baby pool at training last week - he was tentative, but curious as he stood in the water. this week he progressed to sitting in the water & seemed to really enjoy it. * i took him through a practice CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test. considering we had not formally practiced any of the test elements, he did amazing. i learned what he needs to work on to attain his CGC and i learned it's totally doable.

6-27-15 Mav had his 2nd TDAWG class today. We worked on touch, place, go around and practiced the A-frame (which he loved and kept doing over & over). Am attaching a video.

6-15-15 for agility work i'm teaching maverick to walk an elevated board that's 10" wide. (my sighted dog took a while to learn this.) maverick got all 4 paws up today....woo-hoo!

6-14-15 What if your perfectly-abled dog became deaf or blind? Would you be able to communicate with him, keep him safe & help him thrive? This has been on my mind since Maverick's first TDAWG class yesterday. 2 of the dogs in the class were abled housemates to differently-abled attendees. and POW the lightbulb came on: multi-lingualism (verbal cues & hand/touch signals & scent cues) is a gift we can give our dogs to allow them to be happy, confidently abled in any situation. i will definitely be teaching my abled dog the skills Maverick & I learn in TDAWG.

6-13-15 Maverick had his first TDAWG class today. first half of the class we worked on common training actions (today we worked on recall and body positions), and second half of class we worked agility obstacles (elevated board, a-frame, weave poles, and teeter-totter). all were done using combinations of verbal cues, scent cues and touches. it was fascinating how well these dogs do when we find the right way to communicate with them. this is a great training opportunity for maverick and i look forward to getting maverick's adopter involved. hope to have pics/video in next couple of weeks.

5-5-15 Maverick is a neutered male, chocolate lab who is mostly blind. He is HW neg., housebroken, and current on shots. Medical tests indicate likely cause of blindness is genetics. Maverick is a great little pup who has no clue he is blind. His confidence has skyrocketed since being in foster and he is highly trainable & adaptable. Maverick shows no resource guarding (common with blind dogs) and has demonstarted high socialization with all people & dogs (big and little) that he's met.

Thanks to LuAnn 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

Henly
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Henly- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 21 at 2:39 PM

New little girl Henly is ready for a new home. We'll post more about her as we learn about her.

7-21-15 Henly is learning to love new people and dogs. She is still not sure all the time. She does like to chase squirrels and would probably do well in a home without small critters. She is very smart and would do really well in a training class. She is a total love bug once she gets to know you. She rides well in the car, knows how to use a dog door, and sleeps well through the night.

7-14-15 Henly is a smaller lab, but has great personality. She takes some time to warm up to new people and dogs, but is very loving once she gets to know you. She is very smart and playful. She likes to splash in the water and does very well with recall and is even learning to sit on command. She is not always sure about new things and get scared sometimes. Her brother is Wyatt (shown as well) and they love to play with toys and wrestle in the backyard!

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

Bea
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Bea- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 20 at 8:49 AM

Thanks to Kerin for fostering Bea!

6/23/15 Bea-bug is such a happy girl. She spends her day watching the birds and squirrels out the windows. That is her favorite thing to do! She is still very scared of new people, but absolutely loves her main person and house dog. She is letting her guard down slowly, though. Her perfect furever home would have an understanding of her shyness to help her break the wall and gain trust in the world again. New people and loud noises are scary for sweet, little Ms. Bea. But with proper love and understanding, maybe you will "Bea" the one.

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 and will probably require surgery in the future, but it doesn't seem to bother her with proper medicine.

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.

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

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

Trigger
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Trigger- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 20 at 8:47 AM

Thanks to Janet and Tommy for fostering Trigger!

7-6-15 Trigger has lost about 10 pounds and started on his heartworm pre-treatment. He is doing well.

5-23-15 We have had Trigger about a week now. He fits in very well with our two labs. He is such a sweet dog. He got used to our pool right away. We are working on him losing a few pounds before he begins his heartworm treatment.

5-5-15 Trigger is a big, happy, heartworm positive boy who likes to swim and fetch. He won't be ready for adoption until late September.

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

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

Gordy
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Gordy- DOB 2009
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 11 at 1:48 AM

Thanks to Kari for fostering Gordy!

7-10-15 He is a very sweet dog, gets along with other dogs and is comfortable around kids. He loves to swim and be in the water, even if he is just laying in the shallow end. He does need to lose more weight, but he has started to shed a few pounds. Unfortunately, he is heart worm positive. He will begin his treatment in the next few weeks and it will be another few months before you can meet him.

5-19-15 Gordy has been in a foster home for a couple weeks now. He was found as stray and rescued from a shelter. He now responds to the name "Bear". He is a sweet dog with good manners around the house.

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

Bounce2
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Bounce2- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 9 at 2:54 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bounce!

6-7-15 Sweet Bounce is a little overweight, but she is a very sweet girl. She is very friendly and seems well-behaved. She does like the water, however, she has no interest in retrieving. She and Pogo seem to be related and get along very well. She will continue to work on losing some weight while she waits for her perfect family!

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

Elroy
Elroy- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 15 at 9:04 AM



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Farley
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Farley- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday 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

Wyatt
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Wyatt- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 28 at 10:33 AM

7-21-15 Wyatt is such a little goober! He is coming out of his shell and learning that people are willing to love on him. He loves to play, swim, and meet new dogs. He does well in the house and crates well. He knows how to use a dog door and rides nicely in the car.

7-14-15 Wyatt is going to be a big boy! He is very playful, loves to be scratched under his chin and get his belly rubbed. He takes some time warming up to new people and dogs and can sometimes get startled by new things. He is your typical lab puppy and can get himself into trouble when not watched. He likes the water and is becoming a real love bug. His favorite things to do include wrestling with his sister Henly (also shown on site) and cuddling up near your feet.

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