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.

Flauta
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Flauta- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
9 hours 39 minutes ago

Thank you Karen for fostering Flauta

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

Marlow
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Marlow- DOB 03/14
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 5:14 PM

Thank you David for fostering Marlow.

2/19/17 Marlow was kept in a crate for 20 hours a day. Fortunately, his owners realized they should surrender him to a rescue group like ours so he can have a better life. He has now been in a foster home for about 3 weeks. He loves to fetch tennis balls and play with the other dogs. He is really good about bringing the ball back and dropping it in your lap. Marlow also loves getting in the pond and just hanging out outside. He is now house trained and knows how to use a dog door. He sleeps quietly on a dog bed. So, no more crates for Marlow. Now he just needs to find the right forever home. He is 3 years old, healthy and big. With all of his new found activity he is losing fat and shaping up. (updated pictures to come soon...)

2/1/17 Marlow is almost ready to celebrate his third birthday! He is a sweet boy who likes dogs, was raised with infants and children, is crate and house trained. He is a larger lab and needs to lose about 20 pounds, but loves to go on walks, so shouldn't be too hard!

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

Beech
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Beech- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 21 at 4:48 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for taking care of Beech

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

Huey
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Huey- DOB September 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 15 at 7:50 PM

Thanks to Rachel for fostering Huey!

1-30-17 Huey is one of 3 brothers who came to us as strays. He has shown interest in the cats, but seems to want to play with them. He's been good with other dogs, likes his crate, and is learning about leashes.

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

Zuma
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Zuma- DOB late 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
February 15 at 7:46 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Zuma.

Zuma (which I'm pretty sure is short for zoomies!) is a gorgeous girl with plenty of energy - she is a fetching machine! Despite her energy, she was polite and wasn't overly jumpy (and when she was, was easily corrected), had a very gentle mouth, knew sit, and was just a joy to be around -your typical happy-go-lucky lab! When it was time to go, she walked back to the house on a loose leash, I was VERY impressed by her leash skills! She was another photogenic girl who loved the camera almost as much as she loved tennis balls and belly rubs! Zooma is a fantastic lab who will make a great addition to any family :)

2/2/17 Zuma really enjoys playing chase and wrestling. She is housebroken and crate trained. Ahe is an energetic dog looking for an energetic family to tire her out!

1/30/17 Zuma is a wonderful dog! She loves to run around and play, yet can be calm in the house. She enjoys walks, is great in her crate and overall a really amazing pup! She loves to chase other dogs and will do that all day if the other dog allows it. She can be a bit overwhelming if the original dog wasn't wanting to be chased, but she will back off when I call for her. I can't believe she hasn't found her forever home, yet!

Zuma is a sweet, energetic dog that loves people and playing with dogs. She does well in a crate, seems house trained has ignored the house cats and is working on basic obedience. Zuma is estimated to be about 18 months old (a big puppy). She is a sweet dog who just needs some direction and training. More information and photos coming.

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

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

2/14/17

Skye is brand new to us. She came in with her sister River. Skye is a bit timid, but loves people and is so calm and gentle. She is a very nice dog, is ok with other dogs but not ready to wrestle with anyone just yet.

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

London
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London- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 15 at 11:16 AM

2/14/17 London is just about as sweet as they come. She is super easy going, likes dogs, seems fine with the cats, is gentle with the baby living in the house and is always in a good mood. She can be a bit distracted when you first meet her but she is amazing once you get to know her. She is house trained, not a big chewer, crate trained and walks ok on a leash. She is a gem that gets overlooked, but take some time to get to know her and you will see her sparkle, too!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Ritz
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Ritz- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 14 at 10:49 PM

Ritz is just about as handsome as they come! Our wonderful friend and photographer over at the Adoptable Ones came out and snapped some photos...Ritz could not be more photogenic!! He was so much fun to spend time with, and loved to grab the leash and walk around with it in his mouth (something tells me he likes walks...) He know sit, and had a gentle mouth! He had some fun playing fetch, and definitely had energy to burn! A very happy, handsome, healthy boy! He is gonna get scooped up quick <3

Ritz is new to Heart of Texas. So far, we know he likes dogs, knows sit, loves people, and is a super handsome, active boy that is bouncy and will jump on you. We will let you know more information about him soon!

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

Hillary
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Hillary- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 14 at 10:42 PM

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

Maxine
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Maxine- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
February 14 at 10:35 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Maxine

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

Amelia
Amelia- DOB December 2016
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
February 6 at 6:02 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Amelia!

2-6-17 Amelia is the smallest of the litter, but you know what they say about big things coming in small packages! She follows right along with her brothers and can give as good as she gets. She's showing some ability to climb, so look out world, here she comes!

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

Marco Polo
Marco Polo- DOB December 2016
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 6 at 5:50 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Marco Polo!

2-6-17 Marco Polo is the biggest of the 4 in the litter, and also has the longest hair.

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

Handsome
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Handsome- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 5 at 5:34 PM

Thank you Kye for fostering Handsome!

2/2/17 Handsome is so kind and gentle. He enjoys hanging around other dogs, but isn't big into wrestling. He is quiet, enjoys nature and likes going for a walk.

1/23/17 Handsome wants everyone to know that he is looking for his forever home! He will come and say hi to anyone that will let him. He is a calm, well mannered dog who has gone through a lot and really wants a forever home. He walks nicely on a leash and gets along with other dogs, though he doesn't tend to play with them. He is friendly to every human, but isn't going to smother new people with love, he needs to know you are sticking around before you get smothered by his love!

1/15/17 Handsome is a smaller than average lab with a huge heart! He is about 40 pounds and was found as a stray with NO hair. The poor dog had been through a lot to still love humans as much as he does. Handsome had demodex mange (similar to eczema in humans)and hadn't received any medical care for it, causing all of his hair to fall out. The shelter treated the mange and his hair is growing back. We were asked to take Handsome as the vet said the shelter was too stressful for him to completely heal. Now, Handsome is at the Dog Ranch and loving his new life as he waits for his forever home! He is dog friendly, crate trained, house trained (though he hasn't been neutered yet, so he may lift his leg on things at first...this usually stops within 6 weeks of being neutered and he will be neutered very soon). He is good with people, easy to walk on a leash and a quiet dog.

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

Marvel
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Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 4 at 11:33 AM

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 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

Slim Jim
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Slim Jim- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 1 at 5:28 PM

Thank you Tim for fostering Slim Jim!

1/30 Slim is a large, loving lab who walks nicely on a leash, gets so excited when he sees you that he smiles, and loves to hangout with his people. He has medium energy, but can get excited when meeting new people and his size can make that seem overwhelming, but he calms down quickly. He is very good in the house and is crate trained. Slim has been in a foster home with children and does great with them - an all around great dog who will fit in with almost any family!

12/20 Update: Slim Jim is a tall, strong, and good looking lab. He has plenty of energy and loves to go on walks daily. He needs to have a good fence, otherwise he will get out if the opportunity is there to squeeze through. He does well with other dogs and young kids - so far the only thing he doesn't seem to like are squirrels (like most labs). Slim will follow you around the house and loves attention. He is very sweet and affectionate and likes to lick you in the face. He wants to go places more than anything and gets very excited to go anywhere (especially wants to get in the car). He is crate-trained and does well in the house. He knows to stay off the furniture and enjoys his dog beds.



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

Louie
Louie- DOB September 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 30 at 10:14 AM

Thanks to Kelly and Chris for fostering Louie!

1-30-17 Louie and his brothers came to us last week and they are all already learning confidence. Louie is very playful and outgoing, and once he learns a few manners he will be gold!

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

Tanner
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Tanner- DOB 3/2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 3 at 1:24 PM

1/3/2017 - Thanks to Courtney for fostering Tanner

9/27/16 Tanner is a calm, sweet boy who gets along with dogs and is ok with cats (can stare pretty hard at them). He loves to wrestle with his foster siblings, is house trained and has excellent manners. Tanner does need a dog savvy owner as he will take advantage of situations. For example, if you want him to go outside to go potty most of the time he goes just fine, but every once in a while he decides he doesn't need to go outside and walks away. He needs someone who will go get him and make him go outside. Once he realizes that you will follow through with what you want, he follows perfectly. He also likes to try and escape a kennel, but once he realizes he can't get out he quits trying. He tried the first couple of days at our house, now enters willingly with no issues.

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