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.

Snowflake
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Snowflake- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
December 17 at 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

Vance
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Vance- DOB 2011
Color: Black
December 14 at 11:04 AM

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. Thanks to Margaret for fostering Vance!

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

Jessie
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Jessie- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
December 13 at 9:19 PM

Thanks to Erica for fostering Jessie!

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

Lucy
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Lucy- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
December 13 at 9:18 PM

Thanks to Margaret 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.

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

Jaxon
Jaxon- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
December 13 at 9:17 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Jaxon!

12/10/14 Jaxon continues to expand his world. Everyone comments on how calm a young pup he is, and it's true! He's a great size, smart, and affectionate. He'll be such a fun dog to help reach his full potential.

12/4/14. Jaxon gains more experience and confidence each day - today he found his voice/bark! He's a very sweet boy who is working into a fun, playful puppy. He'll need a patient owner to provide boundaries and consistency, and in return he'll be a best friend for life!

11/30/14 have only had Jax for a day and so still getting to know him. He's a gorgeous young pup - a unique color between yellow & brown. He's a bit shy but gaining confidence by the minute. He loves the other dogs in the house - 2 two year olds, one M and one F - and learning to play with them and with toys. He needs basic skills, but Jax is a great dog in the making.

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

Thor
Thor- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
December 13 at 9:17 PM

Thanks to David L. for fostering Thor!

Thor got turned into the shelter when his family encountered some serious personal health issues. He is reported to be just about perfect, as you would expect from a 5-6 year old Lab.

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

Zoe
Zoe- DOB 2012
Color: Black
December 11 at 9:41 AM

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 Labned 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

Fara
Fara- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
December 11 at 9:40 AM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Fara!

Fara, aka Squirt, 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 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

Holmes
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Holmes- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
December 10 at 11:43 PM

Thanks to Kyle for fostering Holmes!

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

12-08-2014 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, and is extremely good with all people and 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.

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

Luke
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Luke- DOB 2008?
Color: Black
December 9 at 7:46 PM

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!

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

Luka
Luka- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
December 7 at 8:36 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

Chester
Chester- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
November 30 at 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
November 11 at 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

Bobby
Bobby- DOB 2009
Color: Black
November 9 at 7:42 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Bobby!

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

JayCee
JayCee- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
October 9 at 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

Toni
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Toni- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
September 24 at 2:27 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!

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

Maris
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Maris- DOB 2001
Color: Yellow
July 27 at 10:35 PM

Thanks to Stacie and John for fostering Maris!

Maris has been with HOTLR a long time and is in a permanent foster home. Yes, she's a senior, but check out our blog about why senior dogs are so cool: http://hotlabnews.blogspot.com/2010/03/lets-hear-it-for-seniors.html. We know it's hard to think about adopting a dog that might only be with you a few years, but imagine what a wonderful life you could provide for that dog!!!!! It will be an experience you'll never regret. Our seniors also qualify for a reduced adoption fee.

Maris a a doll of an older girl. She has her manners down, is great on leash, loves kids, and loves belly rubs. Maris is very sweet around people, but she needs to stay in a home where she is the only pet.

Thanks to Paul & LuAnn Peralta, Ted Dracos, Anne Fennell & William George for sponsoring Maris! We could not save as many great Labs like Maris 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
December 11 at 9:31 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Harvey!

12-11-14 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

Mia
Mia- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
December 2 at 10:12 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Mia!

Mia just joined us so we do not know too much about her yet.

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

Crockett
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Crockett- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
December 16 at 6:35 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Crockett!

Crockett is a sweet, gentle puppy that is good with cats, dogs and kids. He is house trained and does well in a crate. He likes playing with you and is content to lay by your feet. His biggest issue at the moment is trying to not jump on the counter. He is very treat motivated and would love to go to training class with a family!

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

Reba
Reba- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
December 16 at 6:35 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Reba!

12-7-14 Reba is a tiny little thing, AKA "pocket Lab." She has done well with other dogs, and is learning not to be so overwhelmed by life in general.

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

Emmie
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Emmie- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
December 16 at 6:34 AM

Thanks to Nina and Ralph for fostering Emmie!

12-12-14 Emmie is a beautiful pup who joined us a couple of days ago. She has not had a single potty accident and she slept quietly through the night in her crate. We have a 3 year old daughter, a 1 year old daughter, and a 9 year old pug. Emmie is still a rambunctious puppy who doesn't have much training, so we watch her around the little ones, but she has very good instincts to be gentle with them (if you don't count almost knocking down a toddler with a joyfully wagging tail). She's a very energetic dog who would do great with an active family who could take her for a long walk or run every day. Once a little bit of training in manners, she will be the perfect companion!

12-2-14 Emmie just joined us, but so far we know she rides well in cars, likes children, and is crate trained. She also seems to be housebroken.

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

Dazzle
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Dazzle- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
December 7 at 8:32 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Dazzle!

8-17-14 Dazzle has been diagnosed with megaesophagus, which means she must eat and drink in an upright position and remain that way for 30-45 minutes after she is done. She's gotten the hang of this with her specially built chair, which will come with her when gets adopted. We are still trying to figure out if she has any other diseases, and should know that later this week. She is house- and crate-trained, gets along with dogs and cats, and seems to want to fetch, although she is not strong enough to do much of that yet.

7-19-2014 Dazzle joined us this week! She recently became a tri-pod and we are working to get her healthy for her future family! She is gorgeous!

Thanks to Michelle Chandler, Sheryle Matthews, Sharon Van Poperin, Heidi Hornsby, Frederick and Monica Dupy, LuAnn and Paul Peralta and Carmella Russell for sponsoring Dazzle! We could not save as many great Labs like Dazzle without our incredible sponsors.

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

Libby
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Libby- DOB 2009Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
December 7 at 8:30 PM

Thanks to Cathy and Joe for fostering Libby!

11-4-14 Libby has lost a few pounds and and does great on a leash. She has mastered our dog run and is a wonderful house companion! As wonderful as she is with us and our dogs, she is even sweeter and more devoted when she is the only dog in the room. She is so quiet and is just ready to meet her person and give all her love. Libby is just a sweet companion that wants to be with her person.

9-10-14 Libby is house-trained, rides well in the car and was able to jump up into the back of our SUV. She is quiet and sleeps well on the floor with our other dogs throughout the night. She has wonderful house manners - no counter-surfing at all and will sit for a treat and takes a treat very easily. She is learning the doggey door and has shown no signs of digging or looking for escape routes. Libby is just a sweet companion that wants to be with her person.

9-3-14 Libby also just joined us and is also overweight. Other than that she is healthy and ready to roll.

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

Chiclet
Chiclet- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
December 7 at 8:30 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Chiclet!

11-8-14 Chiclet is a tiny girl with only half a tail. She's done well with the other dogs she has met, and even stayed pretty close on an off-leash walk on the ranch today. She doesn't seem to know about swimming, and might be learning to fetch. Overall, she's a cute little pocket-Lab!

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

Boone
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Boone- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
December 7 at 8:29 PM

Thanks to Tommy and Janet for fostering Boone!

Boone is a sweet pup, good with kids, dogs and cats. He will remain a smaller lab.

11-30-14 Boone has been with us for about a week now. He loves to play, retrieves the ball, knows some skills. Sleeps in his kennel all night. House trained. Gets along with our two labs. Will make a great companion. He is a lap dog for sure!

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

Marla
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Marla- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
October 31 at 12:36 PM

Thanks to Tem and Lucille for fostering Marla!

10-11-14 Marla is on the smaller side for a Lab. She seems to be housebroken and plays a little fetch.

10/29/2014 Since Marla came to us 3 weeks ago and has gotten over her kennel cough and shyness, she has really blossomed. She is housebroken, uses a doggie door, crates well when we aren't home and sleeps in a doggie bed during the night. She gets along great with our 3 dogs and other neighbors' dogs. When it's feeding time, she will sit for her food and she is always first to finish. She doesn't try to get into the other food bowls. This little girl loves to swim and retrieve her knobby toy and she loves to go for walks. She is a very, very sweet girl. Not sure if she likes cats or kids.

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