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.

Marvin
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Marvin- DOB March 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 12:01 PM

3/10/17 Marvin is a super sweet boy with a heart of gold. He loves dogs and kids, plays fetch with sticks or balls, is good in a crate and always seems to be smiling. He has longer hair like a black golden retriever and amazing caramel colored eyes. Like most one year old labs, he is a super sweet boy that still needs training but loves to learn!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Piper
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Piper- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 20 at 1:24 PM

Piper is Pixie's sister. She is a small lab, we lovingly call a pocket lab, and is about the size of a six month old pup. She was left in a backyard her entire life so everything is very new to her. She is doing well in a crate, loves to be loved on, but is nervous in new situations. She would love a kind family that will understand how overwhelming it can be to learn the world is bigger than your backyard when you are three years old. Such a sweet girl, good with dogs and rides well in the car.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Pixie
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Pixie- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 20 at 1:22 PM

3/18/17 Pixie is Piper's sister. She is a small lab, we lovingly call a pocket lab, and is about the size of a six month old pup. She was left in a backyard her entire life so everything is very new to her. She is doing well in a crate, loves to be loved on, but is nervous in new situations. She would love a kind family that will understand how overwhelming it can be to learn the world is bigger than your backyard when you are three years old. Such a sweet girl, good with dogs and rides well in the car.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Meghan
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Meghan- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 20 at 1:18 PM

3/12/17 Meghan is a sweet yellow lab pup who wants nothing more than to sit in your lap. She is crate trained, house trained and enjoys playing with other dogs. She would love an active family who wants a dog to go every where with them!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Sushi
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Sushi- DOB 11/16
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 16 at 10:51 AM

Thank you Kelly for fostering Sushi!

Sushi got her name when she came to us with a fish hook in her lip. It has been removed, along with nearly 200 ticks, and she is gaining weight like a champ! This sweet girl has had a rough start to life and is still so sweet and well mannered. She is going to be a smaller lab mix as she weighs only 25 pounds at 5-6 months. She is crate trained and good with dogs!

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

Pepper
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Pepper- DOB 12/16
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 16 at 10:40 AM

Pepper is a fun loving lab pup who is great with other dogs, people and while a bit rough with the cats, she is cat friendly. She is enjoying playing with her foster brother Bo until she finds a home of her own!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Talia
Talia- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
March 2 at 9:55 AM

Thanks to Brenda for fostering Talia and her puppies!

3-1-17 Talia is as sweet a dog as you'll ever meet. She gets along with dogs and cats, and just loves people. She's busy raising her litter right now so won't be available until late April.

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

Hillary
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Hillary- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 5:05 PM

3/23/17 Hillary is developing her own style, character. Hillary is enjoying solo time with her toys & bone. She is eats in her crate. But in the evening she loves to sleep on her memory foam dog bed & protect her foster parents & siblings...lol. She wants to run with the pack, but I have her on a leash. Sepp (foster brother) is being very patient with Hillary as she chews on his leg. Most of the time she is being playful other times she is pushing the envelope. I think Hillary will do well with a single owner who loves to walk or jog. Or a family who enjoys hikes.

3/7/17 Hilary continues to walk on a leash. She is in a routine while she is with us. She is a slim figured gal (petite). She is still in her puppy stage. Which means I let her have play time in a room with her toys. She loves outdoors with her foster siblings. She lies beside my husband or myself. Hillary is learning her boundaries. She takes on her foster siblings. But, they are teaching her pack order, and Hillary submits to them. But Hillary will be a Princess in our home. Hillary loves belly rubs, ears scratched, laps to rest her head, and to give you kisses.

2/25/17 Hillary is back home for us to foster. She had a wonderful & successful time at training for a week. Wow, Hillary has mastered sitting, come, down commands. She enjoys walks. Hillary loves to play with her toys. But, she will lay on her bed while you watch TV, read. She has a beautiful light cream/off white color. She gets along with her two foster siblings. She also is good with cats. However, I do have one cat who runs. Hillary's curiosity gets the better half of her and the chase is on. But with a firm no; she stops. Hillary wants to please her family and is a good listener. She has a sharp mind. I think she is perfect.

2/12/17 Hillary is a very sweet, goofy, typical puppy and had fun playing with all the toys in the yard! After a good run around and a game of tug-o-war with her sister, she came over to plop down in our lap. Truly, she is a super sweet girl!

Hillary has recently completed treatment for sarcoptic mange, and is working on regrowing her beautiful cream colored coat, but is otherwise a very healthy girl! Hillary will most likely grow to be on the petite side of a lab (mix).

01-15-17 Freedom ride from the Animal Shelter. Hillary rode well in the crate for the first 25 minutes. Then she wanted to play with her sibling Henna. Hillary does not get car sick. Hillary is glad to be free. Yippee, my sister & I have our own room. Boy, did we luck out. Thank you HOTLR for breaking us out.



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

Flauta
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Flauta- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 2:17 PM

Thank you to Megan and Don for fostering Flauta

3/23/17 Flauta is a sweet dog who only wants to hang out in the beautiful outdoors and be loved by people. She should be an only dog. If you think you can provide the low-key loving household for Flauta please reach out. She is currently being fostered on the Northside of San Antonio, a private meet and greet could be arranged.

2/9/17 One of the first things you'll notice about Flauta is that she looks like she's had several litters of puppies. (my kids think we should call her Abie because it means mother of many LOL 😂) Maybe that explains how incredibly gentle she is with treats and around kids. She wont take food without permission but will stare down anyone who has food with those big beautiful mud puddle eyes of her's. We try not to give in. She is very well mannered. She already knows sit and shake. We will work on other commands like stay and wait, which come in handy when she feels like being the first out the door. She pulls quite a bit when on a leash so we need to work on that too. A harness does help with that a bit. She doesn't enjoy our cat at all. She will chase the cat but no serious issues so far just a bunch of hissing from our not so tolerant kitty. I think Flauta is just curious and would never mean any harm. She loves to follow me around the house. She likes to play outdoors and runs around our back yard. She isn't too interested in the game of fetch but she knows how if you push the issue. Flauta is a sweetheart she will sleep on the bed when invited but is happy in her crate and often just hangs out in there with the door open. She would fit best in a home with no other animals and would be a great companion.

2/1/17 Flauta is so soft! She loves to be loved on, will sit next to you as you admire and touch her soft fur. She is ok with dogs, but not if they are in her face. She would like to be an only dog in home as sometimes there are tight places in the house where another dog might accidentally get in her face.

1/23/17 Flauta is a loving girl who enjoys all humans. She is good with other dogs, but doesn't like it if they get in her face. She said she had enough puppies and doesn't need to wrestle any more! Hanging out in the same room or going for group walks is ok, just don't expect her to join the doggy WWE anytime soon! She is working on not pulling so much on the leash and walks nicely on an easy walk harness.

1/15/17 Flauta should have been named Teddy Bear! Her coat is like velvet and she wants nothing more than for you to pet her all day long. She came in with her son Pjano, and has had several litters before that, too. We promised her days of being a mom were over and she gets to be spoiled from now on. Flauta is crate trained, seems house trained (no accidents yet, but she is new), she is fine with dogs, though doesn't want to play or wrestle with them (happens when you have too many pups to raise for too long). She loves to go for walks and ride in the car! She is a love of a dog and really wants to please. She already knows "sit" and is working on more tricks!

Thanks to Staci Ohanlon for sponsoring Flauta! We could not save as many great Labs like Flauta without our incredible sponsors!

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

Duke
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Duke- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 11:57 AM

Thanks to Mike for fostering Duke.

Duke is a super sweet, handsome boy. He is shy of some men, but not all. He is willing to work through his fears with a few hotdogs and lots of patience. Beyond that, he is an amazing lab with typical good and bad qualities for an 18 month old that include love and jumps.

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

Maxine
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Maxine- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
March 19 at 3:06 PM

Thanks to Lori and Rob for fostering Maxine

3/8/17 Maxine adjusted quickly to her new 'temporary' home. She aims to please and, like most labs, is very treat-driven. She loves her walks and is good on a leash. She sits pretty, but hasn't quite grasped 'down' yet. She sleeps comfortably in her dog bed through the night. Best of all, she is not a barker! Yay! But Maxine is still very skittish in noisy environments (kids playing or riding skateboards, dogs barking around her, etc). She's a sweetheart, and loves to give dog kisses, especially when you're trying to put on your shoes! She's going to be a fantastic life long pet for someone once she gains more confidence.

2/12/17 Another sweet girl at our photoshoot with The Adoptable Ones was miss Maxine! As Colleen said, this girl loves love! I'm usually the designated ball throw-er or booty-scratcher to catch the pups in action, or to get headshots...however, Maxine wouldn't let us stray far enough away from her to crop me out :D She did have some fun playing fetch and giving the yard a good sniff, but mainly she just wanted to be within an arms length of love! While walking past other (barking) dogs, she did great and ignored them. She pulled a bit on the leash, but was easy to correct and will be easy to train! She was a pleasure to photograph, and is one of the sweetest chocolates around!

1/30/16 Boy, Maxine has come a long way since we got her! She is a huge love bug. Stayed for a bit with a family with a 10 year old boy and did really well. She is much better with other dogs now and if one runs up to her she sniffs and greets verses growling. She still doesn't like it if the dog has no manners and gets in her face, but she is more fearful than aggressive. I think she would still prefer a single dog household and wouldn't love a dog park, but she is fine walking around other dogs and other dogs approaching. She isn't pushy any more for her love and all she wants to do is please her people. She is so sweet and really, really wants a home!

12/12/16 Maxine is a sweet girl that wants to be loved on all. the. time. and loves every person she has ever met! She is house trained, seems ok with cats, but is not good with dogs. She is good in the house, and while she can be a bit pushy for attention at first, will eventually settle down and enjoy your company. She is good in the crate, loves treats and is a quiet dog. Maxine is new to us. What we know right now is that she needs to get healthy. Good food and lots of love will transform Maxine into a beautiful dog.

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

Marco Polo
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Marco Polo- DOB December 2016
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
March 19 at 2:47 PM

Thanks to Rachel Fusaro and Stacey Bain for fostering Marco Polo!

3-8-17 Marco is such a sweet boy. He still has traces of puppy breath and beautiful eyes. This past week he played quite a bit with other dogs, met a crowd of people and slept through the night. He will need more work on general manners but shouldn't be a problem as he loves people and seems willing to please. He loves playing fetch and cuddles at night.

3/19/17 Marco joined our family (The Bain's) on March 13 and I must say as a 12 week old puppy, that he is a fun loving, playful and easy going little guy. He plays well with my two 50 lb. dogs and isn't timid or afraid of anything (so far). He loves to fetch tennis balls. He is vocal at times, but only to get our attention or when playing with the dogs. He is good with my senior cat too. Marco is sleeping through the night and mostly crate trained. He is learning basic commands and learning to walk on a leash. He has the sweetest furry face and back. He is a quick learner and will make a family very happy with his sweet kisses and loving personality.

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

Shiloh
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Shiloh- DOB 2004
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 14 at 6:00 AM

Thanks to David for fostering Shiloh!

3/14/17 - Shiloh is a former HOTLR rescue who was found in San Marcos about 3 years ago. He was rescued by HOTLR and adopted. However, his owner recently passed away so he was given back to us. He has been in a foster home for about two weeks. Shiloh is now looking for a new place to call his forever home.

Shiloh is about as laid back and mellow as it gets. He is house trained and knows how to use a dog door. He get along fine with other dogs.

Shiloh is a sweet, gentle boy looking for a home to spend the rest of his life with. He is older, but healthy, happy and looking for love!

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

Handsome
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Handsome- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
March 13 at 10:47 AM

Thank you Kye for fostering Handsome!

Handsome is a sweet, smart boy! He had a couple accidents when he first arrived in our home but since then has been completely house trained. He sleeps on a dog bed next to our bed and will go with us from room to room during the day. He is a cuddle dog and likes to curl up into a tight little ball and lay next to you. We have left him alone during the day with our other dog and there have been no problems with his behavior or between them. They eat next to each other with no conflict. Our dog is a very passive dog so not sure how he would be with a more dominant dog. He loves to play catch and is working on returning. He listens well - on several occasions he has been in our front yard and will go to explore neighbors yards but comes when called. He pulls on a regular leash and does better with a harness. We are still working on walking gently.

This dog is so affectionate, and always wants to be in the same room with one of us. He is very quiet and we have only heard him bark on 2 occasions - once when the neighbor was working along our fence and once when a friend came to the house late at night and rang the bell. We have a pool and he has not gone near it (yet). I have given him a bath and he did not love it but he tolerated it without problems. He rides super well in a car, appears to enjoy it and will get in on command. He likes to curl up in the front seat.

We do not have cats so I can't speak to how he would do with them. We do have 2 children, ages 10 and 11, and they get along fine. Overall, he seems to be a great, mellow, playful boy. We're enjoying fostering him.

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

Marvel
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Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 13 at 10:42 AM

Thank you Alison and Jeff for fostering Marvel.

Marvel is hanging out with Nancy for a couple of weeks as Alison moves. We are told Marvel settled in immediately, has been a joy and a good friend for the resident cats. This boy has been overlooked for months! How can someone not want this amazingly kind, gentle, easy boy as their own?

Marvel came to HOTLAB rescue in September. When he arrived he was overweight and missing most of his hair. He was in desperate need of a bath, flea treatment and nail trim. He was shy and timid and needed some time to get healthy before finding his forever home. You would never know any of this now, he is confident and gorgeous. He is a tall guy and has slimmed down to a healthy weight and has a beautiful soft yellow coat.

Marvel is very chill and always happy. He likes most dogs (though big males don't seem to like him so much) and appears to tolerate cats. He enjoys a good walk, but too much exercise seems to bother his back knee. He likes his people and stays close by. He is also a good watch dog and has a big bark, but in typical lab fashion is more likely to lick an intruder. This sweet boy has a heart of gold!

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

Garland
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Garland- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 2 at 11:43 AM

2/28/17 Garland is new to us and a sweetheart! She is heart worm positive and available through our foster to adopt program. Garland is a bit nervous/timid but willing to work through her fears if you are near her. So far she is very gentle and kind, quiet, easy to be around and a loving dog. She is good with other dogs but barks at the cats right now. With shy dogs it is important to remember that when they gain confidence they may become more active, like/dislike cats or even start to tear things up.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Talia's puppies
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Talia's puppies- DOB Feb 17, 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 2 at 9:59 AM

NOTE: puppies under 6 months of age will have a $350 adoption fee.

Thanks to Brenda for fostering these babies!

3-1-17 These mixed puppies will not be available until they are at least 8 weeks old, so it will be late April before you can meet them. There are 6 girls and 2 boys.

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

Beech
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Beech- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 1 at 2:13 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for taking care of Beech

2/28/17 Beech is a sweet boy. He is a larger lab who loves being around people, good with dogs, good in a crate and seems house trained. He loves going on walks, knows sit and is eager to learn.

Beech is new to us but we know he's a big, gorgeous, sweet dog. There's a lot to love about him. More information will be coming.

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

Deja
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Deja- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 22 at 4:05 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Deja.

Deja has adjusted well to being an empty nester. She loves getting all the attention! She is a complete love bug!! She loves being around us as much as possible. She would be so happy in a home where someone is home most of the day, or at least her people are not gone too long everyday.

She follows us everywhere, and she will hang out anywhere just to be near us. She loves it when we sit on the floor with her she will practically sit on top of us to get as close as she can. She patiently waits for us while we are in the shower. We thought she really loved us, but we soon learned it's the blow drying she loves!!

She is a trooper while getting her bath, and she?s learned to sit still while we finish drying her off. She loves her bones and her ball, and she prefers to have one of them around at all times! She will play ball, and she's learning she gets hugs and kisses if she brings the ball back, but she definitely prefers catching some rays on the patio or in the yard, if she knows we are close by.

Deja would prefer to be the only animal in the home, as she is picky about her canine companions. She has done well with some dogs in a previous foster home - but no small dogs or cats!

Now that all of Deja's puppies AND adoptive puppies have found their forever homes, Deja is learning what it is like to be an "empty nest-er"! She is a very gentle, pretty girl who loves attention, is house trained, crate trained, and healthy!

Thanks to Lauri Kim, Lydia Jones, Lorraine Daniel and Catherine Shattuck for sponsoring Deja! We could not save as many great Labs like Deja without our incredible sponsors!

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

River
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River- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 15 at 11:17 AM

2/14/17

River is new to us. She came to us with her sister, Skye. River is the braver of the two girls, super sweet and a bit smaller than her sister. We will post more information as we get to know her better!

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