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.

Heidi
Heidi- DOB late 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 3:14 PM

Thank you Melinda for fostering Heidi.

Heidi is new to us but we know she is a sweetheart; you've never seen such a sweet face! She was turned in as a stray, but you can tell she may have been kept for breeding purposes. She needs some tender loving care to bring her back into gorgeous Lab condition (she needs to grow a shinny coat and lose a few pounds). You can see the potential. More to come.

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

Angel
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Angel- DOB September 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
December 4 at 4:16 PM

December 2016 - Angel came to Heart of Texas Lab Rescue in early November as a result of an apparent dog fight. Angel's muscle and skin had been ripped away from her abdomen during the fight causing her intestines and other organs to shift. She had surgery and mesh was implanted to hold everything into place until Angel's body can heal. That was just a few short weeks ago and you would never know that anything has ever been wrong with her.

She's a feisty, little 10-12 week Lab mix puppy who will grow to be on the smaller side. She is happy go lucky, eager to please, and coming along with her potty training. Because of her injuries, she will not be spayed until she is 6 months old, but beyond that she has made a full recovery and is not expected to have long-term issues related to her injuries.

If you're looking for a little girl with a heart the size of Texas and a sassy spirit to boot, then this is your girl!!!



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

Slim Jim
Slim Jim- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
November 30 at 6:08 PM

Thank you Melinda and Stephanie for fostering SJ!

Jim is a joy! He is a sweet boy with lots of energy. He LOVES dog toys and has a nose for seeking them out. He is good with other dogs and seems friendly towards cats. His leash manners have improved drastically, but could still use some practice. He likes to talk and can carry a melody and best of all he gets a huge grin on his face when he gets excited. He loves all people and has the happy go lucky lab personality that we love!

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

Marvel
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Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
November 30 at 6:05 PM

Thank you Alison and Jeff for fostering Marvel.

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 fellow and has slimmed down to a healthy weight and has a beautiful soft yellow coat.

Marvel is an old soul and is very chill. He is sweet with kids, likes most dogs (though big males don't seem to like him so much) and appears to tolerate cats. He is low to medium energy. 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

Wymberly
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Wymberly- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
November 27 at 10:37 PM

Thank you Rachel and Michael Fusaro for fostering Wymberly.

Checkout Wymberly on YouTube! Link: Wymberly Video Updates
Daily Photo Updates Here: www.Instagram.com/FusarosFosters


11/27 Update: what I say about this beautiful yellow lab mix, who came to me as a new mom and so graciously cared for her newborns. And now she is helping to save the lives of three orphaned chocolate pups. She is a stellar companion, who loves her family with everything in her. She weights around 55-60lbs, and believes she is a small lap dog. So she must go to a family seeking snuggles! She will be available for adoption in a couple of weeks!
10/17/16 Update: Wymberly is the mother of Willoughby, Wilder and Wells. We are fostering all 4 of them, and loving every second of it. Wymberly is a special 2 year old lab mix, who was found as a stray and taken to a kill shelter in a rural Texas town. Thankfully, HOTLAB pulled her and now she is raising her 3 puppies in our home. Wymberly shows how grateful she is to be rescued every day, by laying her head on my lap, following me quietly as I do chores or resting by my feet in the evenings. She is quite the lap dog, and requires a family who wants a snuggle bug! She plays well with my 7 year old lab, but was hesitant at first (until she learned he wasn't going to harm her). This dog will be a companion for life, loyal, loving and gives the sweetest kisses. She will be available for adoption ~early December 2016, once her pups are fully weaned. Wymberly has had a tough life, and is looking for a home to be spoiled the way she deserves!

Sponsor Wymberly:

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

Marin
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Marin- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 27 at 4:45 PM

Thanks to Stephanie and Melinda for fostering Marin.

Marin is the sweetest pocket lab! She has the playfulness of a puppy, but snuggles like an old pro! She was happy to play fetch and romp around with the other dogs, but was always happy to come check back in and get a good ear scratch! She is very easy to walk on a leash, and is a very joyful girl! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Marin at the photo shoot - Stay tuned, more pictures coming soon!

Marin is new! She is around one year old, is so sweet and tries so hard to please. She is a bit nervous when she first meets you but warms up quickly. She is good with the cats and dogs, enjoys walking and hanging right by your side. She is crate trained and hasn't had any accidents in the house, either.

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

Adalyn
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Adalyn- DOB 2016
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
November 26 at 1:38 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Adalyn!

11-21-16 Ada has come so far since she was pulled from the shelter in September with a broken leg. She's all healed up now and ready for a new home! Ada is a sweet, active young pup who will thrive with an owner who can keep her mind busy and her body tired. She's a super fast learner and is easy to train. She's a bit tentative in new situations but once she gets her bearings she's ready to go. She rides in the car like a champ, crates beautifully and sleeps quietly through the night. She gets along great with my 2 male dogs - video below is Rufus schooling Ada on the finer points of keep-away. Overall this sweetie will be a gem for an active, consistent owner.

Adalyn came to us after she had been hit by a car and suffered a broken leg. The leg is healed now, and she will soon be starting to learn her basic manners.

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

Wells
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Wells- DOB September 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
November 23 at 8:39 AM

Thank you Rachel and Michael Fusaro for fostering Wells (short for Wellington).

Watch Wells on YouTube! Link: Wells Video Updates
Daily Photo Updates Here: www.Instagram.com/FusarosFosters


11/3/16: Wells is the fluffiest and biggest of his siblings (part of the W puppy pack, son of Wymberly). He is the most outspoken, and is happiest directly after eating. He is the first to explore new parts of a room, and is so relaxed when it comes to clipping his nails or snuggling this fluffball!
10/17/16 Update: Wells (short for Wellington) is part of Wymberly's litter. Almost 4 weeks old, he is by far the fluffiest one of the bunch thus far! He was the first to crawl into my lap, and that was it, he had me wrapped around his paw! He has been the most vocal so far, as he is learning how to use his voice. The squeaks are adorable! Wells gets fussy when he is hungry, but other than that he is content being carried around and cuddled. What a sweet pup! Please note that there is a waiting list for rescue lab puppies, so although he will be available for adoption around early December (pending a healthy status). please understand there might be a wait. But I promise, rescue puppies are worth the wait!

Sponsor Wells:

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

Riggs
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Riggs- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
November 21 at 3:19 PM

Thank you Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Riggs!

Riggs is a very goofy, lovable, athletic, typical lab! He was willing to play fetch as long as we were willing to throw the ball, and was constantly trying to see how many tennis balls he could hold at once! Once he got his initial burst of energy out, he laid down with his Gator and relaxed into your arms - a big ol lovebug! Riggs needs some work on his basic manners, but once he has been trained, will make a very loyal companion (or even hunting dog!). He does have a high prey drive, so would do best in a home without cats or small animals.

10/26/16 Riggs loves to fetch and run and play. He is a huge sweetheart and is learning manners, including walking nicely on a leash to sit and down. Riggs can't go to a home with cats or little dogs, though, as he has a strong prey drive.

Riggs is brand new to us and would love a foster home to call his own as he is waiting for his forever home. Riggs is dog friendly, loves to play and about as sweet as they come!

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

Quinn
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Quinn- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 15 at 1:55 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Quinn

11/10/16 Quinn loves people. She wants to do whatever it takes to make you happy. She has lots of energy and love to share with your family. She likes dogs, seems ok with the cats, is crate trained and hasn't had an accident. She does jump and is working on sitting to be pet. She LOVES food and will do anything for a treat! This girl will blossom with training.

Quinn is new to us, more information coming soon

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

Conroe
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Conroe- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
November 9 at 10:07 AM

11-09-16 Conroe has been at my house for a few days and I can say he's going to make a family very happy. He's very attentive and super eager to learn and genuinely wants to be a good dog. He's very loving and a great snuggler, and really wants to play with the other dogs in the house and has been better than I expected about being kept in the crate and low activity.
10-27-16 Conroe is a super sweet young chocolate lab boy who is heart worm positive. He is good with dogs and cats, crate trained and loves learning. You can foster Conroe through his heart worm treatment and then adopt him after the treatment is complete near the beginning of 2017!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Deja
Deja- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 2:33 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Deja.

Deja is still caring for her pups, and has decided that the new litter of seven we just took in needed her to guide them through puppy-hood as well! She has her hands full with puppies at the moment, but we know she is going to make some family very happy! She is a sweet momma with a big heart.

Deja is a sweet girl. She loves to pay with toys. She get's along with other dogs but needs to know that she is not in charge. Deja is currently expecting a litter of puppies. She will not be available for adoption until late in the year.

Thanks to Lauri Kim, Lydia Jones and Lorraine Daniel 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

Wilder
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Wilder- DOB September 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 1:01 PM

Thank you Rachel and Michael Fusaro for fostering Wilder.

Watch Wilder on YouTube! Link: Wilder Video Updates
Daily Photo Updates Here: www.Instagram.com/FusarosFosters


11/3/16: Wilder is part of the W puppy pack, and the only black pup. He has the most muscle, and is very gentle. He has been the quickest to learn "ouch, no bite!" He loves sleeping on his sister, and truly enjoys exploring new places. he is the least vocal of the bunch!
10/17/16 Update: Wilder is part of Wymberly's litter. Almost 4 weeks old, he already has his own personality! We sometimes call him "Koala Bear" because he looks so much like a baby Koala! He is more independent than his 3 siblings, but he loves human attention. We named him Wilder because he was the first to "wander" off and explore the world. He is still learning from his mom and siblings, but so far loves to be held and snuggled, and he loves to eat! He is the biggest of the 3. Please note that there is a waiting list for rescue lab puppies, so although he will be available for adoption around early December (pending a healthy status). please understand there might be a wait. But I promise, rescue puppies are worth the wait!

Sponsor Wilder:

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

Juneau
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Juneau- DOB April 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 1:01 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Juneau!

Juneau is on of our longer stay girls, and after our photoshoot, it is hard to imagine why. This girl was so happy and didn't want to stray far from our side (unless it was to romp around the yard with one of the other pups, but she quickly made her way back for a good belly rub!) Juneau is a gorgeous gal, with sweet eyes and a happy heart! She was easy to walk on a leash, is dog friendly, and a velcro gal in the making! Stay tuned, more photos coming soon!

Juneau is a total lovebug! She likes nothing more than snuggling with people, and is extremely well house trained. She's not overly toy focused, although she enjoys a bit of Nylabone from time to time, and enjoys a bit of light wrestling with my pups. Juneau needs a bit of company at meal times because she doesn't like eating alone - but then again, who does? Juneau is very well behaved on a leash and is a pleasure to walk. She's recovered well from her spay, and is quickly getting back to her old self and is in good health.

Juneau would be a great companion for families with calmer dogs to add a little spice to their lives or as a single dog on her own. It is unclear how she relates to cats, as she hasn't been exposed to any as yet.

Welcome Juneau! She is brand new today, so we will have more information coming soon!

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

Booth
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Booth- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 1:00 PM

11/28/16 Booth is one of the kindest, gentlest labs we have had in a long time. He has a heart of gold and all he wants to do is love. He needs to go to a home with a 6 foot wooden fence as he can jump/climb chain link fences. He is curious, but friendly, to cats, great with dogs and kids. He is between 12 and 18 months old and still jumps some, but is working hard on not doing that. He has had a few accidents in the house but is getting much better.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Vu
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Vu- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 12:59 PM

Vu is Deja's first born, two days older than Deux, and full of feistiness and energy. He loves to play with all of the adopted siblings (chocolate pups) and his sister along with the adult dogs that are around. He is curious and daring, loves to be loved on and will be an amazing addition to any family!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Sitka
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Sitka- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
November 22 at 12:21 PM

Thanks to Courtney for fostering Sitka!

Sweet Sitka is still looking for a forever home! She has absolutely blossomed in her foster home, and is now crate and house trained, and enjoys having a canine companion! Sitka is looking for a family to snuggle, and share their adventures with her. Could that be you?

9/6/16 Sitka has done great adjusting as I have gone back to work & am now gone all day. I have been feeding her in the kennel to show her it's not a bad place and she now is excited to get in it and eat. I have been experimenting & leaving her in the kennel for longer periods & she seems okay with it now. We are working towards being able to spend the night in the kennel.

We finally figured toys out & she has been playing much more! She enjoys playing with her foster brother & I have finally gotten her to fetch & play tug-of-war.

8/9/16 Sitka is a reserved girl who is nervous in new situations, but when she comes out of her shell, will return your affection in full and gives kisses in exchange for pets! Routine has done wonders for this sweetie. She is house trained, but had a few accidents those first few nights while she was adjusting to foster life. Sitka might be a little claustrophobic as she was terrified of the crate - however, she sleeps on a dog bed through the night and doesn't wander (she loves her dog bed).

Sitka has great car manners, and jumps right on in the back seat. She also has phenomenal recall, and trots right over when you call her name! She is so excited to meet her people at the door when they get home from work and doesn't jump up. She is timid around other dogs, but her foster brother is slowly teaching her how to play! Sitka is still coming out of her shell and learning that the world is not a terrible place, and there's plenty of nice people who love her.

7/20/16 Sitka is a shy girl that is looking for a patient understanding owner who has another dog. Sitka is about a year old, around 45 pounds, likes dogs but is nervous in new situations.

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

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