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.

Elroy
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Elroy- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 9:44 AM

Thanks to Rebecca for fostering Elroy!

8-9-15 Elroy is a puppy in an adult body. He knows nothing but is a fast learner. HE has done great with the dogs he has met, seems to be respectful of cats, and rides well in the car.

8-25-15 Elroy is my constant shadow with a heart of gold, and energy to burn! He would chase the CHUCK-IT ball all day if he could, and we are still working on the retrieving skills. That being said, he is just as happy to curl up with you while reading or watching TV. He has not had any formal training, but has proven himself alert and intelligent when he focuses. He currently knows DOWN, LEAVE IT and SIT. When people come to the door, he is excited without being overbearing. He will wag his tail and dance around, sometimes put his front paws on your legs, but will not bark incessantly. He has also showed very good manners in that he will not try to jump onto the couch or bed. Potty training is going VERY well! He will wait at the back door with our other dog, or nudge your hand if he needs you. He hasn't had any accidents in over 2 weeks! He is also slowly getting used to a crating routine, and goes inside for a small treat. When we are home, he is free to lay anywhere we are, and has even voluntarily laid down in the crate with the door open! He gets A LOT of praise and pets for that one!

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

Edna
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Edna- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 27 at 12:48 PM

Thanks to Shannon for fostering Edna!

8-24-15 Edna is just about perfect. She plays with the other dogs and ignores the cats, is housebroken and trustworthy in the house, and just loves to hang out with her people. She's smart and learns easily, sits on command, rides nicely in the car, and hasn't counter surfed despite opportunities (and she has height). She's a happy girl despite the recent changes in her life. Lois is her pup!

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

Redmond
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Redmond- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 21 at 8:30 AM

Thanks to Ryan and Lauren for fostering Redmond!

8-16-15 Red is a nosy, lovable stinker. He is learning ferociously fast, and is only being crated at night and is now allowed to roam freely during the day. He's learned to love wrestling with his foster brother Scout, and the boys love to spend time outside. Redmond is still adjusting to his gentle leader, but doing better with it. Redmond is a very active dog, and his furr-ever family will need to be aware that he is not a lazy boy. Oh - and my latest plea to potential adopters....PUH-LEASE don't change his name >.< I love it, he responds so well to it and... did I mention I love it!?! Keep checkin' the blog for more updates - share it with your friends, family, or any other dog-lover you know! This boy is ready to have his own family :)

Oh P.S. - for those of you who are wondering, Redmond has NOT been exposed to kids or cats, but we think he might do well with both given the chance.

8-6-15 We have found the new poster-dog for Gentle Leaders!! Holy smokes do they work miracles. Redmond is getting used to the feel of the gentler leader (and doesn't loooove it), but it makes walking this boy sooooooo much easier - WOOHOO! More updates and pictures coming soon.

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
Bea
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Bea- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 19 at 8:41 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,Andrea Zack,Tom Moody,Dean Arnold, Darla Malone, Bidbits, Therese Rodriguez, William George, Ron Palmer, Rob Heiwinkel, Colleen Jones, William Merrill, and Kari Beggs 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

Farley
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Farley- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 9 at 10:14 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Farley!

8-9-15 Farley is halfway through his heartworm treatment and has lost all the weight he needed to. Unfortunately, he needs to be an only dog and is not one for dog parks.

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

Poppy
Poppy- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 9 at 10:11 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Poppy!

8-9-15 Poppy is a funny, energetic girl who loves to show off for people. She should be an only dog, though, because she doesn't seem to want to share with other dogs.

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

Mollie
Mollie- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 9 at 10:05 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Mollie!

8-9-15 Mollie loves to play with water and thinks the water hose is great fun. She also has a high prey drive, so small animals should not be in her home.

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

Maxi
Maxi- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 9 at 10:03 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Maxi!

8-9-15 Maxi is halfway through her heartworm treatment. She crates nicely and gets along with other dogs. She loves hanging out with people, too.

Maxi is not quite 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
August 9 at 10:01 AM

Thanks to David 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! He is super friendly and does well with other dogs and cats.

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

Major
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Major- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 9 at 10:00 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Major

8-9-15 Major is halfway through his heartworm treatment. He is a happy boy who crates nicely and has done well with the other dogs he has met.

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!

Thanks to Michael Arce for sponsoring Major! We could not save as many great Labs like Major 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
August 8 at 1:44 PM

Thanks to Janet and Tommy for fostering Trigger!

8-8-15 Trigger is doing well with his first heart worm treatment. The hardest part is to keep him from running. He wants his walks and does not understand when I take the other dogs and leave him at home. He starts his second round of treatments in a couple of weeks.

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

Pogo
Pogo- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 2 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
August 2 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

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

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

Waldo
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Waldo- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 10:38 PM

Thanks to Frances and Robert for fostering Waldo!

Waldo is pretty much perfect. He's an easy dog who will do well in pretty much any home.

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

8-16-15 Hi, Waldo came to our home early evening. He has my three labs tuckered out. But, boys will be boys and labs are no different. They sniffed, played rough house, ran outside. We took a family walk out on our property. Our Miss Molly girl let him know that while he is around her he will behave as a gentlemen...lol. He tried to woo her and she put him in his place. We have two cats. He follows Cleo around, but I think he is just curious. This is all new to Waldo...new foster home, siblings, cats, new foster mom. Waldo was crated for the evening. He bark a couple of times. But with a couple of verbal no, he slept quietly for the rest of the night. But Waldo is a great dog, gentle, sweet. He even gave me kisses. I think he was telling me thank you. He does need to learn basic commands. I will work with him.

8-18-15 Waldo is a loving, devoted hound. He is an energetic, playful, strong fellow. Waldo is learning his manners. This week he is learning to wait at the door, humans first. He knows the command to sit. But if he knows we are going for our morning or evening walk, he does need discipline. He enjoys our walks very much, his focus attention is limited. But, he has been without training for awhile, it is to be expected, this is only day 2 . He continues to amaze me how quickly he learns. I cleaned his ears. Waldo was calm during the whole process. I think he loved getting his ears massaged. When Waldo is in the house he is a gentle hound. He lays by my side. He isn't a clinger, though. He does go off on his own too. He does not counter surf or dig in my trash. He does not chew on things unless I hand it to him. Waldo is crated for bedtime. He learned to crate in one day. He goes in the crate on command. One smart hound. Otherwise, he roams free with my other labs, cats. He will come up to me and lay his handsome face on my lap & look up with those beautiful honey eyes...awe. Then he gives you kisses of thanks.

8-25-15 Waldo went to the dog park last week, 8-21. He was well behaved. Waldo made some new friends. He was friendly, playful. He ran around the park and sniffed new smells. He slept all night...poor hound was tuckered out. Waldo had an adventure yesterday, 8-24. We went hiking at Colorado Bend State park. He loved sniffing the hiking trails. He would go into bushes to scare off any predators...lol. He was curious of his surroundings. He does tend to pull on leash. But, with constant training, walks, and patience Waldo will walk like a champ. I do use a gentle lead to help him with pulling. He did have a dip in the cool shallow pools. He is bird dog! He loves to watch them. Waldo continues to enjoy his food very much.

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

Zorro
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Zorro- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 29 at 6:08 PM

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Zorro!

8-27-15 Zorro continues to adjust to the spoiled life. He is very well behaved indoors and loves to play outside. He walks fairly nicely on a leash, but can get easily distracted by a squirrel or bird. He gets along well with other dogs and loves being part of the family. He spends most of his time at my feet and then runs and plays during walks. He crates very very nicely and sleeps freely in the house. He would be a great addition to a family too, kids are his favorite.

8-20-15 Zorro is such a love bug. He is getting better at coming when called, but his nose keeps him very distracted. He does love children. He runs up to them, sits down, and patiently waits to receive some pets and then gives a nice lick in return. He would make a great family member.

8-19-15 Zorro is such a lovebug! He loves to go for walks and follow his nose wherever it may take him. He rides nicely in the car, hardly barks at all, crates very nicely and sleeps through the night. He loves to play with other dogs and sleep by your feet. Zorro very much wants to be a part of the action and will never stray too far away. He wants to be loved and get his belly rubbed.

8-15-15 Zorro is adjusting nicely to my home and his new foster siblings. He behaves nicely in the house and appears to be housebroken. He is quiet in his crate. He is learning the basics, but really just wants you to LOVE him. He likes belly rubs, to be pet, and wants to be near you! So far, seems like a pretty amazing lab. More to come soon!

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

Tim Allen
Tim Allen- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 24 at 10:29 AM

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

Maverick
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Maverick- DOB Fall 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 24 at 10:28 AM

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

Johnny B
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Johnny B- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 24 at 10:27 AM

Thanks to Ryan and Emmaline for fostering Johnny B!

8-11-15: Johnny B has learned the art of tug-of-war! Some how he manages to find a stick and coax his foster sister into playing with him several times a day. The more comfortable he gets the more his awesome personality comes out! Johnny also LOVES to hold hands/paws. He loves to just place his paw on your foot or on your lap until and you hold it and then he is so satisfied/happy that he plops down on the floor to present his belly to you. Very lovable pup.

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 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 18 at 10:38 AM

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

Lois
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Lois- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 10 at 7:38 PM

Please Note: Puppies under 6 months of age have an adoption fee of $300

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Lois!

8-9-15 What a bundle of love! Lois is your typical puppy. She needs to constantly be watched and spends her day playing and then napping and repeating until bedtime. She sleeps nicely in a crate and is getting used to a leash. More Lois updates coming soon!

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!

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Vandi
Vandi- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 9 at 10:07 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.

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Henly
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Henly- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
August 5 at 9:40 AM

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!

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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.

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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