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.

Ziva
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Ziva- DOB October 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 8 at 5:48 PM

Thank your Rebecca for fostering Ziva. Ziva is a sweet girl. She is learning that living in a house is nice! She gets along with her foster bother Thor and loves being with people and kids.She and Thor lay on the couch or on my office floor together while I work, and she started finding her voice again. She likes barking at our neighbors' dog, yapping when she doesn't feel petted enough and sticks her nose in my lap if I pet on Thor "too long". She is content to sleep on the floor or upside down on the bed with us. She looks like she's lost a pound or two, and we're still working on that.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Pogo
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Pogo- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
17 hours 43 minutes ago

Thanks to David for fostering Pogo!

2-12-16 Pogo was adopted a few months ago but it did not work out. He is sensitive to loud noises and hearing the sound of fire trucks stressed him to the point of being unhealthy. He has now been back in a foster home for about 6 weeks and is doing well. He is relaxed and healthy. He is now looking for a home again. I think it would be best if he were the only dog in a calm and quiet home. He really loves fetching tennis balls in my neighbors pool. If you have a pool (or a pond) that is a huge bonus for Pogo.

9-8-15 Pogo has been in a foster home for a couple months now. He is house trained and knows how to use a dog door. He is perfectly behaved around the house, around people and other dogs. He does not jump on people, does not bark or counter surf. He is good when taking a treat. He is also perfect on off leash trail walks. He loves the water and likes to play but not much into retrieving. He has no health problems and is ready for a permanent home. However, he wants to eat cats. So, no cats around Pogo.

6-7-15 Pogo is full of energy and is very enthusiastic. He is a sweet boy that seems to do well off-leash and seems to have very nice recall. He does enjoy swimming, but hasn't shown much interest in retrieving. He loves to get his back scratched and is always appreciative of some human loving! He would do well with a more active family that enjoys spending time outdoors!

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

Twinkle
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Twinkle- DOB Early November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 10 at 3:52 PM

Thanks to Nina and Ralph for fostering Twinkle!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-27-15 Twinkle was born November 2015 and is one of Merry's puppies.

Twinkle is a very smart and adventurous puppy. She lives in a foster home with her brother, Kringle, and two human children, ages 4 and 2. She's a quick learner and has just about housetrained herself by learning to whine at the back door when she needs to go out. She is also getting very good at "sit" and "down." Comparing the two puppies, Kringle is the calmer and more cautious dog, while Twinkle wants to participate in all of the action and isn't afraid to try new things and see new places.

01-30-16 Twinkle arrived an hour ago with her sibling Kringle. Twinkle has met our 2 cats & 3 dogs. She was a perfect guest & got along with all animals. She ate lunch. She has a good appetite. She has won our hearts.

Twinkle continues to win our hearts. She is heaven-sent. She loves to play with her brother Kringle and toys. Twinkle walks well off leash. She knows to sit & come. She also loves her nylabones. Twinkle enjoys human companion as well as furry ones. She does lay next to you while you sit on the computer or watching TV.

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

Arlo (Cookie)
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Arlo (Cookie)- DOB Early November 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 9 at 9:55 PM

Thanks to Rachel and Michael for fostering Cookie!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

2/10/16: wow she is growing like a weed! This pup is all legs and boy does she love to use them! She loves loves loves being outside eating grass, running, chewing sticks, rolling in dirt and exploring new bushes! She plays SO well with other dogs, big, small, old and young - I think she would thrive with a companion, or an active family who wants to explore as much as she wants too! Arlo continues to impress me with how fast she learns. We are working on riding in the car without whining. I thought it was nerves at first, but I think she just gets excited! We have taken her to parks, puppy play dates and she does really well! She is sometimes nervous at first with new places, but she is young and with treats and time she warms up fast! Crate training and house training is going well! She tells us when she needs to go outside to potty. We crate her while on errands and she minimally has accidents. She is a true joy! Follow @FusarosFosters on Instagram for more pictures of our adventures with Arlo!

2/5/16: This girl LOVES to learn! Check out her skills on Instagram @ #FusarosFosters for a short video of her sit, down, shake and paw skills! URL: https://instagram.com/p/BBbkRokqQWO/

2/4/16: This girl melts me heart everyday. She loves to follow me around, work for treats, and particularly loves my resident chocolate lab (Bentley). They are buds, and I think Arlo would really thrive in a home with a companion. She plays so well, and learns from my lab quickly. What a fun bond to watch! To continue working on socialization, we took Arlo to Bed Bath and Beyond (we asked, they're dog friendly) and although she was timid at first, she enjoyed walking up and down the aisles smelling the linens! We used lots of treats and she made many friends :) what a wonderful pup, who loves to go go go!! Follow @FusarosFosters on Instagram for more updates and pictures!

1/31/16: What a fun weekend we had! Arlo explored the top spots in Austin, from East Side Pizza to Spun Ice cream, local taco shops and downtown parks! She did so well meeting new people, experiencing new scenarios and improving her leash skills. This dog will be perfect for the active family, looking for a companion to frequent the dog park and hike trails. She played with new dogs confidently and politely, and was not scared of new people. She has recently learned shake and "touch" which is placing her nose on the palm of my hand. Still doing fine in the crate, she will still sleep with us from time to time... because she is the softest puppy and a snuggle bug! The ideal adopter for Arlo would be an active couple, person or family with older kids. Someone looking for a loyal companion to accompany them on exciting outings! You will amazed at how quick she picks up on tricks. She will thrive in an environment where she gets lots of exercise and dog park visits!

1/21/16: This pup has the sweetest face, and lovable demeanor. She knows what she wants, and lets me know! We are also fostering her brother, and she has picked up on commands much faster than her brother. She knows sit, down, and can "sit" from a down position! This dog LOVES the outdoors, so she must go to a family with a nice fenced yard. She could run for hours in the sun, and chew on sticks. She loves using her paws, and we are working on teaching her "shake." Loves chasing balls, and love working on training. What a fun dog!

1/14/16 Update: Arlo has really come into her own over the last few weeks. She has learned just how much she loves being outdoors, and we have started going on short walks in the neighborhood. Cars were scary at first, but now I think they're funny! She is very smart, and knows sit and down with verbal queues and/or hand gestures... She is a smart cookie! :) Arlo has a confident personality, and is comfortable being on her own or following my feet. As you can tell from the pictures, she does great with other dogs (pictured with her is my chocolate lab, Bentley). I would consider her potty trained, and crate trained. Plus, she is one of the most beautiful pups I have seen!

12/28/15: This girl is the definition of sweet. Cookie (we renamed her Arlo) loves people and especially loves to be snuggled. She lets me hold her as long as I want! She has the most energy after eating, loves naps throughout the day. Arlo loves playing outside, and will just sit and watch the birds. We are lucky in that she tells us when she needs to potty! She plays very well with her brother, who we are also fostering (Jingle). Cookie sleeps throughout the night, and does very well with her crate. She is a very secure dog, and able to sit alone in her crate while we work on chores without yelping - this is an awesome trait! Does with well with out cat and large chocolate lab. We are currently working on "sit"! If you are looking for a beautiful, sweet and gentle yellow lab - this is your pick!

12-27-15 She was born November 2015 and is one of Merry's puppies.

Thanks to Norman Holz for sponsoring Cookie! We could not save as many great Labs like Cookie without our incredible sponsors!

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

Prancer
Prancer- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 8 at 11:51 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Prancer (renamed Walker)!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Prancer is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

2/8/16 Cupid (recently dubbed Banjo) and Prancer (who we're calling Walker) are the most puppy-like puppies ever! Banjo is a little more outgoing and loves to sit in your lap and chew on whatever toy he can - that is, if his brother lets him! Walker is a little shy around new people, but once he warms up he loves belly rubs (don't let his shy-ness fool you though, he is a little instigator ;])! These boys are wriggly, happy, very loving puppies. We are working on potty-training and they're picking up on it quickly!

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

Cupid
Cupid- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 8 at 11:51 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Cupid (recently dubbed Banjo)!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Cupid is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

2/8/16 Cupid (recently dubbed Banjo) and Prancer (who we're calling Walker) are the most puppy-like puppies ever! Banjo is a little more outgoing and loves to sit in your lap and chew on whatever toy he can - that is, if his brother lets him! Walker is a little shy around new people, but once he warms up he loves belly rubs (don't let his shy-ness fool you though, he is a little instigator ;])! These boys are wriggly, happy, very loving puppies. We are working on potty-training and they're picking up on it quickly!

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

Adara
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Adara- DOB May 13, 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 6 at 7:16 AM

Thanks to Vincent for fostering Adara

1-25-16 Adara is new but what a little sweetheart! She will need to go through heart worm treatment so it will be a few months before we can make introductions. More information will be forthcoming.

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

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

Winston
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Winston- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 6 at 7:15 AM

Thanks to David for fostering Winston!

7-29-2015 Winston just joined HOTLR. He is heartworm positive, so it will be a few months before you can meet him! He is super friendly and does well with other dogs and cats.

1-5-16 Winston has completed heart worm treatment and is cleared for full activity. He does great on off leash trail walks. He is very playful with the other dogs in the house. It would be best if he went to a home with another dog who also likes to play rough.

He is smaller than the usual lab but a good looking boy with a curled tail. Well behaved around the house, with other dogs and kids. Winston is ready for his forever home.

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

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

Kringle
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Kringle- DOB Early November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 5 at 8:00 PM

Thanks to Fran & Robert for fostering Kringle!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-27-15 Kringle was born November 2015 and is one of Merry's puppies.

2-4-16 Kringle; nickname: Obsidian; Sid for short due to his color. Sid is a happy puppy, always playful and eager to give loving kisses! You can see from his pictures that he is growing into a good looking lab. All the features a family could want; strong, muscles, hunk! Curious and amused about cats, isn't deterred by getting a swat from our felines and still tries to play with them. When not running around being a goof, he loves to lie down and have a good cuddle. He is gentle with our 16 year old senior chocolate lab; two 6 year old male labs (yellow & chocolate). He is forming a bond with all our animals. Kringle sits & waits for his food. He also sits at the door while waiting to be let in. He has mastered sit & come on command. We take walks every morning before breakfast. He walks off leash. For the next 2 weeks Kringle will go out on adventures (i.e. dog & State parks, trips to the big city Austin). Kringle will be on a training schedule to perfect what he has learned & add down! He has a full schedule & is embracing life.

01/30/16 Kringle has arrived about an hour ago; better late than never! Kringle is getting to know his new foster home. Kringle & Twinkle came together. They are siblings. They each have their own personalities, good temperaments. They are sniffing their foster siblings & cats, environment,. They had lunch. They are good eaters.

Kringle is a handsome young puppy. He lives in a foster home with his sister Twinkle, and two human children, ages 4 and 2. He's very gentle with the kids and loves to be around them. Out of the two puppies, he's the more laid back and cautious one.

Thanks to Steve Frezon for sponsoring Kringle! We could not save as many great Labs like Kringle without our incredible sponsors!

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

Jet
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Jet- DOB Late November 2014
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 2 at 5:00 PM

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Jet!

Jet is unfortunately heartworm positive and will not be able to meet adoptive families for a few months!

2-2-16 Jet is truly coming out of his shell! He is not a big fan of having his picture taken, but is truly a fun and full of personality pup. He does great in the house, is quiet, loves to give hugs, and is good with cats!

01-31-16 Jet has earned free range of the house privileges. He is no longer crated during the day while his foster is at work and has proven extremely trustworthy. He is doing better on a leash and is quick to learn manners. He gives the best hugs and kisses on command and has a very beautiful sit. He is a love bug and just enjoys being around his people.

1-27-16 Jet is a very sweet boy. He seems to be completely housebroken, gets along with dogs, and does fine with cats. He crates pretty well, although gets a little upset when you leave him. He settles nicely inside and has yet to make a chew toy of anything he shouldn't. He knows how to use a dog door and seems to be quick learner all the way around. He knows sit and we are working on only giving hugs when it is asked of him. Overall, a very sweet boy.

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

Hadley
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Hadley- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 1 at 1:52 PM

Thanks to Marcy and Mike for fostering Hadley!

10-28-15 Hadley is the braver of the two girls and has shown that she likes to swim. She's met lots of other dogs and a few cats and has been good with all of them.

10/26/2015 Hadley is new to us! She is very shy and very close to her sister Hallie. She is heartworm positive so it will be a few months before you can meet her!

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

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

Poppy
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Poppy- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 1 at 10:14 AM

Thanks to Alison and Jeff for fostering Poppy!

2/1/16 Poppy is still looking for her forever home. She would love to meet you! She has adjusted well to our post-holiday work schedule and we have given her free reign of the house while we are away. She is a perfect lady while we are gone and is always happy to see us at the end of the work day.

1/2/16 Poppy is a swimmer! Even though it's January, Poppy jumped right into the lake to find out what all the geese were up to today.

12/27/15 Poppy is adjusting well to her foster home. She LOVES being in the backyard and playing fetch every minute she can. She is well-behaved inside and just wants to cuddle up for some love. She was a wonderful sport over the holidays and played endlessly with our young nephews who found her extremely entertaining.

11/2/15 Poppy is a funny, energetic girl who loves to show off for people. She has nice manners, is housebroken, and walks well on a leash. She is very gentle and a great size! Poppy should be an only dog, though, because she doesn't seem to want to share with other dogs.



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

KitKat
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KitKat- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 31 at 3:56 PM

Thanks to Terry and Jack for fostering KitKat

12-27-15 Kit Kat is a very affectionate pet. She is playful, engaging and obedient. She understands commands, knows how to walk on a leash and is very well behaved. It is apparent she was raised in a house as she knows her way around one. She is fully housebroken, she won't climb on beds but will put her paw on the couch asking for permission to climb up and lay beside you. She does not pester for food at the dinner table but will rather stare at you with doe eyes quietly but relentlessly for a morsel. KitKat thrives with human interaction and deserves to be part of a loving family.

12-21-2015 KitKat is new us but so far we know she is a sweetheart. She is good with other dogs, and seems easy going. She is healthy and ready to be adopted!

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

Jingle
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Jingle- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 31 at 3:55 PM

Thanks to Stacey for fostering Jingle!

12-21-2015 Jingle is new to us! She is in need of a good diet and some love!

12-24-15 Day 1 with this first time foster mom and Jingle is doing GREAT! She was super easy to bath in our walk in shower and slept quietly all night in her crate. She appears to be house trained and is very sweet. She is getting along great with our other two dogs and is fascinated with our senior cat in a loving way. She doesn't jump on the furniture, knows "Sit" and "Down".

1/11/16 - Jingle continues to thrive in our family/home. She gets along great with my two dogs and cat. She spends most of her time in the house and is fully crate and potty trained. She now sleeps on a dog bed at night (rather than a crate). She is very calm in the house and will only get on furniture if invited. She walks well on leash using a harness. She loves attention and will be a very loyal companion. She isn't afraid of fireworks, thunder or vacuum cleaners. She rides good in the car (uncrated).

Thanks to Steve Frezon for sponsoring Jingle! We could not save as many great Labs like Jingle without our incredible sponsors!

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

Aggie
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Aggie- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 5 at 10:16 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Aggie!

Sweet Aggie is missing a rear foot, but she doesn't let that slow her down. We do know she is probably not good around cats.

1-5-16 I really love Aggie and would like to keep her yet my job is to foster. She can be yours though. She talks, she smiles and loves to play with the other foster dogs in the house. She would make a great companion playmate for another playful dog.

She is missing one foot but still very fast and agile. We had a prosthetic made and I am getting better at putting it on over the limb. However, she is having a difficult time learning to use it. I am not convinced she even needs it. She seems more comfortable and agile without it. Sweet dog with no aggression or issues. Knows how to use a dog door. Good with kids.

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

Joy
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Joy- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 4 at 6:53 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Joy and her ten puppies!

12-21-15 Joy is a very pretty mama dog. She is currently keeping watch over her 10 very busy puppies. Joy and her puppies will be available for adoption towards the middle of February!

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

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

Blitzen
Blitzen- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 1 at 2:55 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bltzen!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Blitzen is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Donner
Donner- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 1 at 2:54 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Donner!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Donner is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Comet
Comet- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 1 at 2:52 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Comet!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Comet is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Clarisse
Clarisse- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 1 at 2:51 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Clarisse!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Clarisse is one of Joy's puppies and she should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Vixen
Vixen- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 1 at 2:50 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Vixen!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Vixen is one of Joy's puppies and she should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Rudolph
Rudolph- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 1 at 2:50 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Rudolph!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Rudolph is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Dasher
Dasher- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 1 at 2:49 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Dasher!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Dasher is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Dancer
Dancer- DOB Late November 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 1 at 2:49 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Dancer!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

12-28-15 Dancer is one of Joy's puppies and he should be available for adoption around mid-February.

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

Bounce2
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Bounce2- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
12/23/2015 10:20 PM

Thanks to Juliana for fostering Bounce!

6-7-15 Sweet Bounce is a little overweight, but she is a very sweet girl. She is very friendly and seems well-behaved. She does like the water, however, she has no interest in retrieving. She and Pogo seem to be related and get along very well. She will continue to work on losing some weight while she waits for her perfect family!

10-30-2015 Bounce is the all around easy going, good natured family dog. She loves to go for walks(especially at the lake), rides quietly in the car, enjoys swimming and playing with children and/or other dogs. I've been told that she has been around cats without any problems. She also knows her basic commands like no, sit and stay. She does pull a bit on the leash when we first get out to hiking or swimming but settles down very quickly. Off leash she is attentive and obedient. A rabbit ran across the path as we were walking and all it took was for me to say "No Bounce" for her to stay right beside me. I've discovered that she actually does like to retrieve a ball. It's always been along side my own lab so there is a little competition. When she wins and gets the ball, she brings it right back and drops it at my feet. She stays indoors with us and uses the doggy door without any problems. When she is inside, she usually lays on her bed or at my feet. She never jumps up on anyone and always minds very well. I've noticed that she has excellent hearing and a keen sense of smell. She uses this to keep a gentle watch over my granddaughter and the house. Honestly, this gal is just about perfect!

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

Hallie
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Hallie- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
12/19/2015 1:04 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Hallie!

10-28-15 Hallie is a bit more reserved than her sister, but she is still coming out of her shell quite nicely.She's done well with all of the dogs and cats she has met.

10/26/2015 Hallie is new to us! She is very shy and she is very close with her sister Hadley. She is heartworm positive, so it will be a few months before you can meet her.

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

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

Luka
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Luka- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
11/18/2015 9:45 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Luka!!!

6/8/ Spent some time with Luka yesterday. He's not into swimming just wants to get his feet wet but loves to hang out with people. He's super happy just leaning against you and getting his head scratched. 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

Bridget
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Bridget- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
02/19/2015 10:18 PM

Thanks to Renee and Adam for fostering Bridget!

Bridget gets along with other dogs and seems to be fairly trustworthy in the house.

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

Bea
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Bea- DOB 2010Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 8 at 11:28 PM

Thanks to Kerin for fostering Bea!

6/23/15 Bea-bug is such a happy girl. She spends her day watching the birds and squirrels out the windows. That is her favorite thing to do! She is still very scared of new people, but absolutely loves her main person and house dog. She is letting her guard down slowly, though. Her perfect furever home would have an understanding of her shyness to help her break the wall and gain trust in the world again. New people and loud noises are scary for sweet, little Ms. Bea. But with proper love and understanding, maybe you will "Bea" the one.

3/27/15 What a change Bea has made over the past 5 days. She is getting over her fear of new people and is turning into a bouncy, loveable lab! She absolutely loves the mornings and greets me with the "let's play" stance when I get out of bed. She loves my HOTLR alum, Cyrus, and is learning what a dog does from him. Bea will warm your heart very quickly. Bea has some leg issues which has caused her to have a wonky walk and will probably require surgery in the future, but it doesn't seem to bother her with proper medicine.

3/23/15 Sweet Bea is in the house! A very scared, skittish thing, not sure what to think of the world. We are showing her what love is as she is introduced to the good life of being a HOTLR dog.

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta, Andrea Zack, Tom Moody, Dean Arnold, Darla Malone, Bidbits, Therese Rodriguez, William George, Ron Palmer, Rob Heiwinkel, Colleen Jones, William Merrill, Sharon Dillard, Heidi Hornsby, Jennifer Bock, Cathy Daniels and Kari Beggs for sponsoring Bea! We could not save as many great Labs like Bea without our incredible sponsors!

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

Orla
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Orla- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 8 at 11:27 PM

Thanks to Kari, Ginny, Toons, and Bear for fostering Orla!

12-30-2015 Orla has settled in and we have watched her become a confident, sweet girl! She takes direction well, and is learning from her foster siblings. I am amazed at how much this girl has changed in the last few weeks. She is truly a sweetheart, just thrives on love! She loves to run and play, so she will need someone to get her energy out by walking, running or just getting her out to play! She has a fantastic nose, and keen sense for finding any tennis balls in the house or the yard.

12-14-2015 Orla has been in her foster home for about 2 weeks now and she is adjusting so well! She is now used to her foster siblings and they all love to lay on the floor together. She is crate trained, but she has recently learned when to "kennel" and wait patiently for her treat inside. She absolutely loves to be loved. She will snuggle with you on the couch, sit in your lap or wait patiently by your feet for kisses and ear rubs. Orla is a very active dog, she loves to run and chase rabbits. She is currently living on 2 acres. She has befriended the dogs in the neighboring yard and watches the cows and sheep as they pass along the otherside of the fence without a bark. She has been around children, but she will be best suited in a home without small children. She loves to chew on nyla bones and chase a tennis ball. Orla is very smart and will make a wonderful companion.

11-28-2105 Orla has been in a foster home for about 24 hours and is adjusting well. She is currently living with two older labs and we are learning our place in the pack. She loves walks and a good game of fetch. She does need direction, but is very smart and wants to learn. Although she is about 4, she is VERY puppylike. She is an excellent candidate for a hunting dog, she has a good soft mouth.

11-23-2015 Orla is working on her manners. She has a wonderful sit, and stay still because she loves the one on one attention. She will sit like a statue so that you will rub her ears and just give her love. She does enjoy a good game of fetch, but is happy to just chew on a dog toy. Her leash skills are improving. She is looking for a patient home, someone who is willing to train her to be less protective of her people. Orla has a mama dog mentality for small children and can be protective over them. She is just absolutely gorgeous.

9-8-2015 Orla is just finishing up her Heartworm treatment and will be ready to find her forever home at the end of September. She is a little bossy, but once she has spent time with another dog she settles into a good routine. She is a tall, athlete dog who will need an active family.

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Ponch
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Ponch- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 8 at 11:27 PM

Thank you to Cathy and Jay for fostering Ponch!

1/31/16: Ponch has much more energy and stamina now, and he really loves going on his walks! He is doing better with the "wait" command, and he is learning to "come" and "down". He sticks pretty close to his foster brother, Sam, and Ponch even tries to respond to obedience commands that Sam is practicing! Ponch is a very sweet boy and would do best in a home where someone is home most of the day. 1-19-16: Ponch is continuing his weight-loss journey with great success! He has so much more energy and core strength since he has lost some weight! We are starting to see more personality now that he has more energy. He enjoys his walks so much that sometimes he forgets to wait at the door! He continues to learn basic obedience commands, including the frequent reminders to wait. Ponch is very sweet and loyal to his people. He prefers to keep you in sight and enjoys belly rubs. He has assimilated easily into the house with three other dogs and gets along with everyone. His forever family will need to help him maintain his weight loss and exercise routine.

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Cheyenne
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Cheyenne- DOB January 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 8 at 11:26 PM

Thank you Allison & Marcel for fostering Cheyenne!

Don't let Cheyenne's calm demeanor fool you; he's still a young pup who wants to play! He's a sweet boy who wants to say hi to every dog he sees.

2/3/15 - Cheyenne is feeling more and more comfortable in a home environment. He knows sit, stay, and watch me in addition to a few more basic commands. He becomes more playful every day but is a mellow man at heart.

1/31/15 - Cheyenne had a great week! He slept quietly in his crate every night and quickly learned basic house rules and new commands. He loves being close to his foster family and getting cuddles. Cuddles and food are his two favorite things! Cheyenne does great on his own or around his foster sister so he would do well as a single dog or in a multiple dog home.

1/29/15 - Cheyenne is enjoying his new foster home. He enjoys running in the backyard with his foster sister Skittles and loves to give kisses to the toddler of the house. He walks nicely on a leash and is housebroken. He's a loving, mellow man and would do well in most households.



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Howdy
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Howdy- DOB July 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 8 at 11:26 PM

Thank you to Tommy and Janet for fostering Howdy!

2-6-16 Howdy has been with us for about a week. He is a really sweet dog! He is house trained. We crate him at night and he does really well - not a peep all night long. He loves to play and fetch. Howdy also gets along well with our four dogs. He would make a someone a great forever friend - will it be you?

Howdy is brand new to us, but he is definitely a puppy. He is about 6 months old and LOVES to play. He is learning manners and learning how to socialize with other dogs. He doesn't seem to have any interest in cats.

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Merry
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Merry- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 1 at 1:50 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Merry!

1-1-16 Merry is a doll! She gets along with other dogs, ignores the cat, and seems fairly trustworthy in the house.

12-21-15 Merry is new to us! She is a very pretty dog and seems to have a very sweet disposition.

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

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Maverick
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Maverick- DOB Fall 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 1 at 1:49 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Maverick!

In an effort to help you all get to know this special guy, and to document all his awesome adventures around town, Maverick now has his own blog! Check it out Click Here

-----How do you treat a blind dog? Like a dog. Maverick is a blind and very capable differently-abled young dog. He requires an adopter dedicated to doing what's needed for this amazing boy to thrive. HOTLR is commitment to the success of Maverick and his adopter, and we will pay for up to 3 TDAWG (Texas Differently Abled Working Group) training sessions with Tara Stermer (www.trainingbytara.com) within the first 90 days of adoption.

1-24-16 Maverick is such a goofy puppy and he loves to play!

1-16-15 Maverick is just like any other dog, living a dog kind of life and doing dog kind of things. We go on walks:

and we explore new places:

11-30-15 sit, down, stay, come, step, up, spin, paws up, look ashamed, look away, peek-a-boo, turn around, back up, bow.......Maverick is ready to meet you and show off his bag of tricks!

10-20-15 So proud of this boy who passed his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test today!

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta, Emily Deen, Andrea Coumos and Sharon Dillard for sponsoring Maverick! We could not save as many great Labs like Maverick without our incredible sponsors!

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Odin (Jingle)
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Odin (Jingle)- DOB Early November 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 26 at 1:59 PM

Thanks to Rachel and Michael for fostering Jingle!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

1/21/16: He has turned into quite the lap dog. He loves crawling into my lap and chewing his chew toy. He has not had an accident indoors in weeks, and can hold his bladder all night! New experiences can be scary, but he is still young so that is expected. He loves playing tug of war, and chasing the ball. Odin has a healthy appetite, a typical lab! Very gentle demeanor, would be great for a family with lots of energy!

1/14/16 Update: What can I say about this beautiful boy! If you are looking for that typical, loving, loyal and sweet Lab - this boy is for you. Wonderful with kids, cats and other dogs, Odin loves his cuddles. I can hold him on his back (like a baby) and he melts in my arms. He has been an amazing foster pup! Sleeps throughout the night in his crate, and hasn't had an accident indoors in weeks.

12/28/15: We renamed him Odin, and sometimes call Jingle "Buddha Belly" because his tummy nearly doubles in size after he eats! Jingle loves food, and especially loves taking a long nap after breakfast. And lucky for us, he runs to the backdoor when he needs to potty. He sleeps soundly throughout the night in his crate, which is a bonus! He is very secure, which is obvious because he lets us roll him on his back and will melt in your arms. He loves belly rubs, and loves playing fetch with the big boy tennis ball. A very sweet boy who does well with cats and large dogs - would be a great addition to a loving family!

12-27-15 Jingle was born November 2015 and is one of Merry's puppies.

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Robby
Robby- DOB Early November 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
January 26 at 1:58 PM

Thank you to Niki for fostering Robby!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

Robby, Raven, and Rosie are three orphaned puppies that are fairly new to us.

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Raven
Raven - DOB Early November 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 26 at 1:57 PM

Thank you to Niki for fostering Raven!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.



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Rosy
Rosy- DOB Early November 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 26 at 1:57 PM

Thank you to Niki for fostering Rosie!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.



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Kristi
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Kristi- DOB Early November 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
January 26 at 1:54 PM

Thank you to Frances & Robert for fostering Kristi!

NOTE: ALL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE ARE $300 TO ADOPT.

Kristi is six weeks old, UTD on her vaccines. She has no fear or anxiety. Santa's elf delivered Kristi on Christmas Eve. She is the perfect puppy. Kristi learned the pecking order really fast. Kristi gets along with my three labs and two cats. She was at home within an hour of being at our home. She loves tennis balls & toys. She is a loving hound who loves to give kisses; I love puppy breath. She loves to snuggle in your arms or between pillows. Kristi is a healthy eater and sleeps in her crate all night. She lets you know when she needs out to do her business. Kristi loves to play & loves the outdoors too. She is the perfect puppy for someone who loves to sit by the fireplace and read. Because she loves to lay on the fireplace bricks and relax or sleep. I couldn't think of another perfect time to adopt to Kristi than winter. Kristi is a beautiful onyx.

12-27-15 Guess who is taking a nap after breakfast. Kristi was up early this morning, playing with her toys and terrorizing her foster siblings. She had her tinkle and BM adventure outside. Now she is in her crate...dreaming of bones, green fields and baby swimming pools...lol.

Kristi's routine is up with the sunshine. She goes outside with supervision and foster siblings for about 15-30 minutes. Then she comes in and plays with her toys for an hour. Kristi has breakfast and takes a morning nap. When she wakes up, she whimpers to let you know she needs to go outside. Her food has digested...lol. Kristi is up for awhile and tries to get her foster siblings into trouble. Her siblings are patient with her. She has discovered cold, doesn't like rain. She is learning to sit for her treats. Kristi eats 1/4 cup about 3-4 times a day. She is still a young pup; we want her to know she is loved and safe. She gets lots of hugs. She crates for bedtime around 9:00pm.

01-04-16 Kristi had her first adventure out and car ride. She took a trip with me to The Domain, Apple store. She was a ham! All the employees & customers came over to pet Kristi. She sat pretty on the Apple table. We nicknamed her Apple because she didn't want to leave. The car trip to and fro was uneventful. Kristi wasn't sure at first but she settled in and was calm the whole time. Kristi was happy to be back home with her siblings. It was quite a day for Kristi. She ate dinner & went to sleep early. Kristi slept all night. This week Kristi will be reunited with her biological siblings. Yup, we are puppy sitting/sleep over/party for the weekend. I am convinced that the trio of puppies will be excited. I will keep you posted.

)1-12-16 The puppy party was so fun this past weekend. Kristi, cookie and Jingle were playful and were so happy to be reunited. They had a great time playing in our yard, chasing each other. Sibling rivalry was going on between these lovable puppies. They played with toys, slept and ate together. Kristi was the perfect hostess and did what her siblings wanted. She did regress on her behavior. But I can't blame her, she was so excited to see Cookie and Jingle. Kristi is back on her routine. She is now allowed to walk with the her big foster siblings on our property. Kristi is learning to walk on a leash. She has done really well so far. Of course she is a puppy and wants to run with the pack. This week Kristi is learning basic sit command and is a quick learner. Kristi has grown taller and is getting her beautiful slim, girly lab figure.

01-15-16 Kristi walked on our large (40 acres) property. She was a champ. Kristi walked to whole 40 acres...whew! I thought I was going to carry Kristi at the end. But to my amazement she turned out to be stronger, a trooper than I realized. Yup, she walked with her foster siblings the whole trip. Kristi seems to have doubled in size. Kristi continues to amaze me with her intelligence, stamina, & cuteness. <01-23-16> Kristi is growing into a beautiful onyx lab. She remains playful, intelligent, and those lovable relaxing quality someone is looking for in their fur baby! Kristi gets along big, small animals. She is child proof...an excellent quality for any family or grandparents!

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Sawyer
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Sawyer- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 14 at 10:27 AM

Thanks to Jamie, Riley, and Hank for fostering Sawyer!

12-21-2015 Sawyer is new to us but so far we know that he rides nicely in the car. We will be getting him to the vet soon, so stay tuned for a health update!

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Johnny B (Wilson)
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Johnny B (Wilson)- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 14 at 10:26 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Johnny B!

11-30-15 Johnny B is still doing great. He loves to play tug of war with both humans and dogs alike. He is getting a lot of exposure to new dogs and is doing well will all types. He is good with all size dogs and is good with tolerant cats (he really wants to sniff the cat, so if your cat is terrified of dogs he may be too much). He rides so well in the car and is very low energy. He is a sweet boy wanting a sweet family to love him. 11-3-15: Wilson is a sweet and playful dog. He is good with children but would do better in a home that has only one or maybe two older kids as he gets overwhelmed by our loud house with four young kids. He is a smart dog and is coming along in his training- he knows to sit and stay at meal times and when entering and leaving the house. He walks pretty well on leash. He's house trained and goes in his crate very well. He loves to swim and run and is getting better at fetch. He is a loyal boy and will be a great companion. 10-27-15: Johnny B aka Wilson is back with HOTLR looking for his forever home. He is super sweet and loves hanging out with his people.

8-11-15: Johnny B has learned the art of tug-of-war! Some how he manages to find a stick and coax his foster sister into playing with him several times a day. The more comfortable he gets the more his awesome personality comes out! Johnny also LOVES to hold hands/paws. He loves to just place his paw on your foot or on your lap until and you hold it and then he is so satisfied/happy that he plops down on the floor to present his belly to you. Very lovable pup.

7-31-15: Swimming success! With a little verbal encouragement this boy became a swimming champion today! Johnny loves sitting on the first two steps of the pool and taking a couple laps before chilling on the steps again!

7-30-15: What an awesome dog- Johhny B is so sweet and patient! Even with his crazy over active young foster sister! I love having a little companion who just sits by my side.

Johnny B is loving our 2 miles walks in the morning but seems to be just as happy to chill out on the tile floor. He takes treats gently and is learning to only eat his food and not to eat his foster-sisters food. He is so smart and eager to please. Yesterday we went on a walk where Johnny B encountered a group of small children, he did great! He just stood there smiling and wagging his tale while 5 or so little hands gave him pets and pats. Today Johnny picked up a tennis ball and just pranced around the yard with it. We're hoping these are the early stages of fetch but for now he just picks the ball up and runs/jumps around ( kind of like an antelope its pretty funny) and then eventually lets it go. Johnny is also on the smaller side for a lab which his fur-ever home might like! I know he was easier to pick up for a bath than our dog is. :) More to follow on this sweet man soon!

7-28-15 Johnny B is such a loving dog! Very calm and very sweet! He loves to just follow you around the house, sit by your side, or lay at your feet.

Johnny is smart and although he doesn't seem to know any commands he did learn to sit in just one day! Right now he doesn't have much interest in swimming or a tennis ball but he is happy to just hang out where ever we are. Johnny crates well, he loves riding in the car, and walks very well on a leash. Johhny doesn't seem to know his own name so he would adapt to being renamed if his fur-ever home was so inclined.

Johhny is great with his foster sister and curious, but calm, around our cat.

7-26-15 Johnny Bravo is brand new but he seems very calm for a young dog. So far we know he walks well on leash, rides well in a car and loves hanging out with people.

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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