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:

Online Adoption Application

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.

Malone
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Malone- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Yesterday at 6:17 PM

Thanks to Tommy and Janet for fostering Malone!

9-6-14 Malone has been with us for a couple of days now. He is great at loose leash walking. No pulling at all!

He does have a lot of energy so if you have an active lifestyle and are looking for a dog that can keep up with you Malone is your man!

9-5-14 Malone has finished his training and has now transitioned into a foster home. Don't you want this big, loveable goofball?!

7-21-14 Malone is currently going through 2 weeks of training to get his manners improved.

5-24-14 Malone is a big, energetic guy who knows the basics but can't hold them for very long because there's just too much jumping around to do!

Thanks to John Schlutz for sponsoring Malone! We could not save as many great Labs like Malone without our incredible sponsors.

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

Annabelle
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Annabelle- DOB 2012
Color: Black
September 12 at 9:35 PM

Thanks to Sharon for fostering Annabelle!

6-7-14 Annabelle is brand new to us today, but we know she likes kids and cats, and she knows the basic commands already. Yes, she is a tripod, but she's also a typical Lab and doesn't let that missing leg get her down! 09.03.14 Annabelle has been going to the dog park and dog trails. She loves to swim and play with other dogs. She will bring the ball back every time in the water and on land. She is sweet. gentle and loves to be loved!

Annabelle Swimming from Sharon Dillard on Vimeo.



07.30.14 Annabelle is doing great at her new foster home. She is such a love bug. Loves to greet everyone that comes over. She learned how to use the dog door the first day. Goes out on her own to use the bathroom and comes right back in. Loves the grandkids, walks, retrieves the ball and brings it back. Sleeps great in her crate all night. She is going to make a family an awesome Forever Dog.
Dazzle
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Dazzle- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
September 11 at 8:00 AM

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

Whitney
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Whitney- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
September 11 at 6:43 AM

Thanks to Alana for fostering Whitney!

9-10-14 Whitney has come back to us through no fault of her own - her adopter's circumstances have changed So, this sweetie is back on the market!

4/29/14 - Whitney is doing great in her new foster home! She is a perfectly mannered house guest - She Doesn't jump on people or furniture, is completely housebroken, doesn't bark or chew on anything that isn't hers, and is a great sleeper at night. She loves to entertain - she hosted a BBQ with her Foster last weekend, and was a lovely co-host to both people as well as another small dog. She is SMART too - quickly learning new tricks and vocabulary. We've got some work to do on leash manners, but otherwise she is a perfect pup.

4-22-14 Whitney is new to us, but we already know she loves to play ball, loves water, rides well in the car, and is healthy!

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

Errol
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Errol- DOB 2009
Color: Chocolate
September 10 at 2:47 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Errol!

9-10-14 Errol is coming back to us through no fault of his own. This big, goofy boy's adopters have had circumstances change and are not able to give him the attention he needs.

5-31-13 Errol just came to us.

10-15-13 Errol has been in a foster home for over two months now. Errol is mostly calm and quiet unless you show him a tennis ball. He likes to be around people always wanting to lay at your feet. At first, he did not like to be alone. He is much better about this. He enjoys riding in the car but prefers to be in the drivers seat.

He absolutely loves to retrieve a tennis ball and is very good about giving it back. He has pretty good manners around people and other dogs. He knows how to use a dog door. He is very loyal and protective but not aggressive. He has a booming loud bark and will use it if he feels there is a threat to anyone he trusts. He does excellent on leash free trail walks and loves the water. He does not counter surf or jump up on people. He is good around kids and takes a treat from your hand very gently. He has a funny personality that will make you crack up. He is very healthy and athletic. He is also very big. Errol is going to make somebody a great new family member. -db



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

Libby
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Libby- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
September 10 at 1:28 PM

Thanks to Cathy and Joe for fostering Libby!

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, just like her probable brother, Monte. Other than that she is healthy and ready to roll.

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

Homer
Homer- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
September 9 at 12:23 PM

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!

Thanks to Loren Gomez 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

Zoe
Zoe- DOB 2012
Color: Black
September 8 at 10:40 PM

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!

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

Ella
Ella- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
September 6 at 8:12 PM

Thanks to Christina for fostering Ella!

9-5-14 Ella was an owner surrender at a local shelter through no fault of her own, and immediately became a favorite of the shelter staff! She seems to be housebroken, rides well in the car, is crate trained, ignores the cats, gets along with the dogs, and is just an all around sweet dog. She apparently had a skin issue in the past, so her previous owners shaved her, but her coat is growing back quite nicely.

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

Smudge
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Smudge- DOB 2013
Color: Black
September 4 at 6:33 PM

Thanks to Chris and Galyna for fostering Smudge!

9-3-14 Smudge is on the smaller side for a male Lab, and is kind of shy, but we're sure he'll come out of that soon.

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

Monte
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Monte- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
September 3 at 1:07 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Monte!

9-3-14 Monte is a big boy who came to the shelter with his probable sister Libby. He's very overweight, but the diet has started, and he is ready to go!

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

Holmes
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Holmes- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
September 3 at 1:02 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Holmes!

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

Salty
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Salty- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
August 30 at 9:36 AM

Thanks to Stefanie, John and Lindsey for fostering Salty!

Salty has decided he likes to be near me while I work during the day(I work at home). He typically opens the doors with his head and asks to be petted and then lays down next to me. He is a very sweet dog.

Salty has had his first round of HW treatment and he thinks he feels WONDERFUL. He wants to do something so badly. He has one more round at the end of July and will then get neutered. We will be working on getting him healthy and ready for his future family.

In the mean time, let me tell you a little bit about the big goober. First of all, he IS a big goober. He quite enjoys toys- squeaky ones, plush ones, plush squeaky ones, round ones, long ones, bone shaped ones- you name it- This boy likes his toys. He is so desperate to play at the moment since he is on house arrest while going thru HW treatment that he actually was carrying around a dumbbell....you know the ones we work out with. very funny! it was just the right shape for his big ole mouth. He is a joyful guy, but has an old dog soul. He can knock you out with those eyes. He is completely housebroken and gets along great with other dogs-despite not even being neutered yet.

He ignores the cat and is nonplussed by the girls loud pitched screams and yells. He sits well and he walks SUPER on a leash. He is getting fitter as we walk him, tho those hasnot walked recently as he is going thru treatment. He likes a doggie bed, but the couch is better. He does not appear to have possessiveness issues, but lookout fingers when giving a treat.

Overall, Salty is a gentleman and would do great in a wide variety of homes- even ones where there is a huge hustle and bustle of children. They don't even phase him. Fireworks and the tornado did not phase him either. Check back, but he will be looking for a home in August/September. I would put your app in in July if you want to meet him.

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

Dino
Dino- DOB 2008
Color: Black
August 25 at 8:34 AM

Thanks to Carl and Ann for fostering Dino!

8-24-14 Dino is all that is good about an adult Lab - mellow, housebroken, good with other dogs, well-behaved in the house, and learning about crates.

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

Beauregard
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Beauregard- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Yesterday at 2:11 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Beauregard!

6-18-14 Bobo has torn both of his rear ACL's, so is now getting ready for surgery and several months of quiet time to recuperate. He sure could use your help!

4-29-14 Beau (BoBo) is a great looking yellow boy who is 2-4 years old. He is a very enthusiastic dog who always seems to be smiling and wagging his tail. He does a lot of funny things. He loves to sleep on his back with his legs in the air and he makes some funny noises sometimes too. Bobo is just such a fun dog.

He is perfect around the house and knows how to use a dog door. He is very good when taking walks off the leash and has met many dogs. His knees have some mild arthritis for some reason but that does not slow him down.

2-10-14 Beauregard is brand new to us.

Thanks to Joshua Gamboa, Leslie Denson, Linda Bertke, Bryon Heath, Robin Swenson, Ginger Josephson, David Littlewood, Stuart Controls, Carma Board, Tara Potts, Rob Heiwinkel, Doug Mitchell, Matt Gubitz, Heidi Hornsby, Cathy Daniels, Andrea Zack, Michael Smith, Chere Conner, John Dwyer, Melinda Wright, Kerin Smith, Arianne Pichon, Shannon Stewart, Brandon Lopez, Randy Kubena, Belize Travel Adventure, Byron Chapman, Louis Hanner, Mary Margaret Bryarly, Sheryle Matthews, Nancy Arnold, David Columbus, Todd Crenshaw, Margaret MacCullumm, Kyle Ward, Barbara Carpenter, Fred Burton, Allison Boyd, Jennifer Stewart, Sarah Brown, Laura Ally, Theresa Rodriguez, Paul and LuAnn Peralta, Pamela Sanders, Nancy Abraham, Lucille & Tem Moody, Jonathan Baggett, William Merrill, Cole Woodard, Gail Newberry, Stacie Jordan, Greg Lewis, Wendi Jones, Sarah Wieszczak, Eric Falcon, Renee Salony, William Prentice, Veronica Garza, Jessica Baker, James Miller, Sharon Dillard, Jennifer Shipley, LaVeta Roos Clovis, Jennifer Vincent, Graham Sanderson, Lori Anderson, Jack Pereira, Lisa Spencer, Janet and Mark Kres, Molly Clark, Debbie McVea-Rinehart, David Littlewood, Shannon Stewart, Alan Beelitz, Beth Taylor, Amit Kumta, Susan Owens, Terisha Thomas, Gautam Madiman, Lydia Jones, Julie Jenkins, Julie Lohmann, Gregg Lewis, Monica and Frederick Dupy, EJ Farmsworth, Paul & LuAnn Peralta, Lucas Sheward, Jane Van DeMark, Deborah Long & Patricia Allen, Jill Kinney, Kate McLaughlin and Marcy Stellfox for sponsoring Beauregard! We could not save as many great Labs like Beauregard without our incredible sponsors.

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

Snowflake
Snowflake- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
July 28 at 9:17 PM

7-28-2014

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Snowflake!

Snowflake is heartworm negative and ready to meet you!

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.

Pearl
Pearl- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Yesterday at 10:04 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Pearl!

Pearl just joined us and we do not know her health status yet.

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

Fara
Fara- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Yesterday at 10:03 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Fara!

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.

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

Cricket
Cricket- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Yesterday at 9:57 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Cricket!

9-15-14 Cricket just joined us today so we will post more as we get to know her.

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

Jenny
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Jenny- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
September 7 at 8:14 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Jenny!

9-7-14 Jenny just joined us, but we already know she rides well in cars, LOVES people, is learning about crates, does well with other dogs, and has been good with the few cats she has met.

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

Toni
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Toni- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
September 7 at 8:12 PM

Thanks to Margaret 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

Forest
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Forest- DOB 2011
Color: Black
September 7 at 8:09 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Forest!

9-7-14 Forest is brand new to us, so we don't know much about him except that he is a very sweet boy who rides well in cars and seems to get along with other dogs.

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

Petty
Petty- DOB February 9, 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
September 8 at 10:43 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Petty!

Petty is a young boy with lots of Lab energy. He loves water, and fetching, and needs some work with his focus:) He's on the smaller side for a male, and is quite a character.

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

Crystal
Crystal- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
September 8 at 10:42 PM

Thanks to Cecily and Zach for fostering Crystal!

8-23-14 Crystal is a cute little puppy girl who is ready to learn all there is about being a great dog!

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

Orchid
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Orchid- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
September 8 at 10:41 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Orchid!

Orchid is such an easy girl who loves to be wherever you are! She loves our big dog bed and LOVES to have a blanket to snuggle with. She sits on command, is food motivated and overall a pretty easy going pup! She is so house trained she has already started using our dogs bell at the door to tell us she wants to go out!

7-27-14 Orchid has decided cats might be more fun to chase than to live with, so a home with no cats would be best for her.

7-1-14 Orchid just joined us and we know she is heartworm negative. We'll post more as we get to know her.

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

Kady
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Kady- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
September 8 at 10:41 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Kady!

Kady just joined our program. She is a sweet girl but VERY much a puppy still... LOTS of energy! We will post more about her soon!

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

Joplin
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Joplin- DOB 2010Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
September 8 at 10:34 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Joplin!

7-25-14 Joplin looks like a little bear. He is a well behaved around the house and friendly with all dogs he has met. He loves to take walks and can do trail walks off leash. He knows "sit" and how to use a dog door. He likes to play ball and is working on giving the ball back. This chocolate boy is ready for a permanent family.

3-2-14 Joplin joined HOTLR.



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

Watson
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Watson- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
September 8 at 10:33 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Watson!

9-2-14 Watson is your typical young Lab who has not had much work on basics manners, but he is a quick study!

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