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.

Moose
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Moose- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 7:15 AM

Although Moose would love to find his forever home, he would be just fine joining a foster home. If you are interested in fostering Moose please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com for more information!

Look at this handsome guy! His name is Moose and he is one awesome dog! He was trained as a hunting dog and unfortunately, his owners' wife is allergic to him. The poor guy ended up at a shelter. Well now he is able to enjoy the wonderful life he deserves playing fetch, swimming, playing with other dogs, and getting some of his energy out. He knows basic commands and possibly some hunting commands. Look at that pretty "stay" in his photo!! More info on Moose is sure to come!

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

Arrow
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Arrow- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 28 at 9:48 PM

Welcome Arrow! Although he would love to find his forever home, he would gladly go to a foster home that will show him the spoiled life! If you are interested in fostering Arrow, please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com for more information.

Arrow is new to us today, but we know he is a sweet heart. He is dog-friendly, loving, energetic, and one awesome cuddle bug! Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive. Don't let this discourage you. He could still join your home and we will pay for the treatment. If you are interested in learning more about fostering to adopt a heartworm positive dog, please apply to adopt! More info coming soon!

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

Gunner
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Gunner- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 27 at 3:50 PM

Although Gunner would love to find his forever home, he would settle for a loving foster home to show him the spoiled life. If you are interested in fostering Gunner, please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com for more details!

Meet Gunner! He is new to us today, but so far we know he is calm, sweet, dog friendly and walks nicely on a leash. More info coming soon!

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

Weaver
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Weaver- DOB Late 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
1 hours 27 minutes ago

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Weaver!

What a goofy pup?! Weaver is one happy guy. He is very dog friendly, would like for his foster sibling cats and dogs to play with him (the cats aren't huge fans) and is eager to please! He crates very nicely, sleeps through the night, and seems to be housebroken. He is learning to walk nicely on the leash, but it's hard when you want to say hello to everyone else out and about! He is one sweet pup that is looking for a family to train him and love him! He is still discovering how his legs and paws work as he continues to grow! He is one fun-loving guy!

7-21-16Weaver is a very sweet and happy young boy! He is adjusting to foster life, but we know he is dog friendly and very willing to please! Check back soon for more info on this cutie pie!

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

Ambrosia
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Ambrosia- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:59 PM

Thanks to Doug for fostering Ambrosia! AKA Amy. Thanks to Jennifer and Tim for fostering Amy initially and starting to put some meat on those bones.

7/29/16 This cute, skinny sweetie is heartworm positive. She is such a loving dog, warm and affectionate.

She started her first heartworm treatment on 7/25 and will start her second round on 8/25. It took her a couple of days to get over the soreness from the first round of treatment. But, she continues to be what one friend described as an angel. She is learning about stairs and has been good with cats.

*If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once he goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Ambrosia!

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

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

Jessie
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Jessie- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 27 at 9:24 PM

Thanks to Tonja for fostering Jessie!

07/27/16 Jessie has adjusted very well to living in a home with other dogs and to having a routine. He does great with the other dogs in the house. He is very affectionate and loves cuddles and hanging out on the couch but also really enjoys (and expects!) a good walk once or twice a day. He does well on a leash. Jessie is curious about everything,but not reactive to other dogs and cats he sees on walks. Car rides seem to be a favorite activity as well. Jessie is an all-around great dog with a happy lab personality and is both mature and playful. He is a real gem!

Jessie took a field trip this week and is trying his paw at school work! This smarty pants is still looking for his forever family, so apply to adopt him today

Jessie is a five year old sweetheart who has had a bad start to life. Adopted as a puppy from a local shelter, he was surrendered a year and a half ago to a very small shelter where he has been for the last year and a half waiting for his forever home! That's how we got him. We know our lab loving families will fall in love for his sweet personality and he will find his forever family. Jessie is an active boy who likes dogs, doesn't seem to mind cats, and loves to learn!

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

Alaska
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Alaska- DOB Late 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 27 at 11:59 AM

Thanks to Peggy and Jim for fostering Alaska (going by Allie)

Allie is plumping up in her foster home, giving some much needed cushion to her skinny frame! She loves her furry foster siblings, and is learning that the spoiled life is the way to go! She mastering potty training, learning new commands, and thinks belly rubs are pretty great too. Keep checking back for more updates!

7/17/16 Since picking her up, Alaska seemed hard to say, she we've been calling her Allie and she seems to be answering to it! She was really really shy at first, but we're glad be brought Otis, he seemed to put her at ease. She traveled in the back seat area in the cab of the truck with Otis just fine and they curled up together. So socially she seems to be doing better the more dogs she is around.

She is doing well on house training and only had one accident. Last night she slept through the night in a crate just fine without making a fuss. She got snacks to reinforce that's a safe place.

Allie is VERY very sweet. She seems to like snuggles and pets and has no problem with bear hugs or petting all over her body. She likes to steal a kiss every once in a while. She is eating just fine, and could use a few more pounds on her.

The only thing we are working on is not jumping up on us. She is also the perfect height to see what's on the counters ;]

Welcome Alaska! She is a very sweet, happy-go-lucky gal that we imagine is between 8 and 10 months old. She is on the petite side for a lab, but certainly makes up for it in personality! More coming soon!

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

Demi
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Demi- DOB 7/2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 27 at 11:57 AM

Thanks to Yeeland for fostering Demi!

Demi is still in love with her tennis ball and loves to play! She is loving life outside the shelter and follows her foster family around, laying by their feet when they aren't up for a game of fetch. She is a very sweet, happy gal with lots of love to give

Demi is a two year old yellow gal who is waiting for her forever home! So far we know she LOVES fetch and hamburgers! She just recently joined her foster family, so we will update as she settles in and we learn more about this labradorable girl!

If you're on Instagram, follow Demi and her adventures @demithelab

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

Flo
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Flo- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 26 at 6:24 PM

Thanks to Carma for fostering Flo.

I'm Flo and I have a happy face because I'm lucky to be alive. I've recovered from pneumonia and kennel cough but unfortunately I'm heartworm positive. But with a few months treatment and TLC I will be a healthy and grateful lab. The 2-3 months of restricted activity and rest is a good time to bond with my adopter.

I am house trained, use the dog door, don't counter surf. I take slow short walks while on heartworm treatment and do well on the leash. I looove to fetch the ball. I am obsessed and very protective of my ball/toy so probably not best to go to a family with small children. I get along with other dogs but will let them know I don't share my ball/toy. I'm working on this. I ride well in the car. I enjoy being loved and getting belly rubs and attention from a human. I am smart. I am kind. I am important.

*If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once she goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Flo!

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

Miska
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Miska- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 25 at 7:38 AM

Thanks to Marcy and Mike for fostering Miska!

7/25/16 Miska spent the weekend getting used to her new foster home. She gets along great with other dogs and though she knows very few commands, she is attentive and a people pleaser. She is almost potty-trained, completely crate trained and sleeps through the night. She has a skin infection and an infection in both ears, but she is on antibiotics and will be good as new soon. She's heartworm negative and eagerly looking for her forever home.

7/20/16 Miska is a super sweet puppy. She loves to play with other dogs and snuggle with her humans. She is on the smaller side, around 35 pounds and 6-7 months old. If you are looking for a fun loving pup, she is your gal!

7/18/2016 Miska is new to us! So far, we know she is very friendly. We will update her profile once we know more.

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

Mylo
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Mylo- DOB 4/2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 22 at 10:36 PM

Thank you Cathy and Joe for fostering Mylo.

6-14-16 Mylo is doing much better on the leash! He gets very excited when he sees his Easy Walk harness and is always ready for a walk. Mylo would probably do best in a house without cats. He is fascinated by rabbits, so he might do best without small furries close by, but he does great with other dogs and kiddos alike. The goofiness of a puppy in the body of a dog - Mr. Mylo. He knows to sit (he has the prettiest "sit" ever) before breakfast and dinner, and waits for "okay" before taking a treat.

5-16-16 I took Mylo for a walk yesterday. I don't think he has much experience on the leash, so we are working on that. He loves the exercise and is a fast learner - he is already keying off of me on which direction we are going. He was around some children this weekend and did well with them. He loads up very easily in our Explorer and is a perfect car passenger. He is starting to settle in at our house and even gave us a show of his "bunny run" around our living room - just your typical silly boy dog. He would make a great companion for a single person or a couple who are active and like to go on walks or runs; he loves the exercise.

5-3-16 Mylo has been with us for a couple of days. He is housebroken and knows what doggey beds are for. He knows "sit," and has a very gentle mouth when taking a treat. He is very playful and goofy and is happiest with his Nylabone or tug toy close by. He seems to be a quick learner and has figured out our doggey door to the dog yard. He has been a good boy in the garage/dog yard when we go to work for the day - no digging or escape tendencies so we have not had to crate him.

Thanks to Beth Perl for sponsoring Mylo! We could not save as many great Labs like Mylo without our incredible sponsors!

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

Juneau
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Juneau- DOB April 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 22 at 10:34 PM

Thanks to JD for fostering Juneau!

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

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

McKinley
McKinley- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 22 at 10:34 PM

Thanks to Vincent for fostering McKinley!

Welcome McKinley! This sweetheart is new to us today from Lockhart, TX. She seems to be pretty laid back for a young girl. She does well with crying babies, kids, and other dogs. We will know more about her soon!

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

Sitka
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Sitka- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 22 at 10:33 PM

Thanks to Courtney for fostering Sitka!

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

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

Willis
Willis- DOB 7/2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 22 at 10:32 PM

Thanks to Christina for fostering Willis!

7/20/16 Wills is a calm, easy going dog who loves dogs, kids and nice walks. He is currently heartworm positive, but looking for a home that will love him through, and after, the heartworm treatment.

*If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once he goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Willis!

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

Kodiak
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Kodiak- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 22 at 10:29 PM

Thanks to JD for fostering Kodiak

07-14-16 Welcome Kodiak! He is brand new to us, but we know he is truly gorgeous and dog-friendly. Unfortunately, Kodiak is heartworm positive, so he will need some special love and care in his new home. More info coming soon!

*If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once he goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Kodiak!

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

Marvel
Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
July 22 at 10:26 PM

Although Marvel would love to find a forever home, he would really enjoy some loving from a foster family. If you are interested in fostering Marvel please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com

Marvel is so happy to be rescued! He needs a good bath, flea treatment, nail trim and a little time to get healthy before finding his forever home. He's sweet, laid back and ready for the good life. He'll be a beautiful boy soon (more pictures will be coming).

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

Lola 16
Lola 16- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 19 at 12:35 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Lola 16!

This little sweetie just joined us, so all we know is that she loves to fetch, gets along with other dogs, and is heartworm positive. *If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once he goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Lola!

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

Enya
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Enya- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 14 at 11:29 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Enya!

7-15-16 Enya is a sweet heart! She loves to play with her foster siblings, runs and lays in the pool any chance she gets and is mellow in the house. She does need some confidence building as she is unsure what she can and can't do in a house but is picking up things quickly. She knows to ring the bell on the back door to be let out to potty, she knows sit and does well in her crate. Her favorite game right now is to jump into your seat on the couch as soon as you get up! She does bark when confused or frustrated, but not very often any more. She is good with dogs of all sizes and is living with cats right now, but really wants them to play with her and the cats aren't too sure about that! 7-6-16 Enya is new to us today! She is one sweet girl that loves people, seems to have good energy and she LOVES the water! More to come soon!

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

Lola 11
Lola 11- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 2 at 7:25 PM

Thanks to Connie for fostering Lola 11!

6-14-16 Lola was adopted from us back in 2011, and through no fault of her own has found her way back to us. We know she loves to play with other dogs. We will post more as we get to know her again and when we find out her health status.

6-18-16 Lola 11 is heartworm negative! She loves playing with other dogs, and has done well with cats and infants, too.

6-22-16 Lola is such a relaxed girl, she is a really enjoyable dog. She gets along with dogs of all sizes, though doesn't wrestle much. She now understands cats are cool and not a chase toy, which her foster kitties appreciate! Lola wants badly to be loved and please. She is amazing in her crate, will go in it all on her own just for a nap. She will bark at the backdoor if left outside for very long alone, but is all about hanging out on the porch with her humans!

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

Gigi
Gigi- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 25 at 3:54 PM

Although Gigi would love to find a forever home, she would really enjoy some loving from a foster family. If you are interested in fostering Gigi please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com

Gigi is a sweet, young girl who wants nothing more than to cuddle with her family. She is good with dogs and doesn't seem to mind cats.

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

Smokey
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Smokey- DOB 2010Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 25 at 3:54 PM

Thanks to Lisa and Mona for fostering Smokey!

7/20/16 Smokey just might be the absolute perfect dog! He is sweet, calm, quiet, likes other dogs, chews on only toys, housebroken and loves his people! He likes to chase cats, so not all good. He hasn't hurt them, it is just like he has never seen a cat before and he has no idea what to do. Seriously, nearly a perfect dog!

7/18/2016 Smokey is new to us but so far we are in love with him! He walks great on leash, is dog friendly and house trained. He is a very sweet boy.

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

Axel
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Axel- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 25 at 3:53 PM

Thanks to Rachel and Michael Fusaro for fostering Axel!


Checkout Axel on YouTube!: Axel Video Updates and daily photo updates here: www.Instagram.com/FusarosFosters

7-23-16: This dog!!! He is as sweet as he looks, superb leash walker, crate trained, picking up on basic commands super fast. He just wants to please. He is dog friendly, loves riding in the car and doesn't mind our cat! This pup has had a rough start, but doesn't show it. Best way to describe Axel is grateful. Learn more by checking out his YouTube vids above!

7-18-16: Axel is a sweet, petite, young boy looking for his forever family. He is very sweet, dog friendly, and walks beautifully on a loose leash!

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

Vernon
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Vernon- DOB March 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 22 at 9:07 AM

Note: All puppies under 6 months of age have an adoption fee of $300

Thanks to Kelly and Chris for fostering Vernon!

7-6-16Vernon is new to us today, but he is one cute pup! He is very friendly and excited about exploring the world around him. He is your typical young lab pup that is interested in being near his person, loves playing with toys, and enjoys frolicking in the grass!

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

Minerva
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Minerva- DOB April 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 22 at 9:06 AM

NOTE: All puppies under 6 months of age are $300 to adopt.

Thanks to Priya for fostering Minerva!

Minerva is the smaller of the two brown and white girls. Missy, a Lab, is her mom. Don't let Minerva's size fool you - she is FULL of personality! This little lady has lots of spunk when it comes to playing with her brother :). She is very sweet and likes to cuddle and be near her person. She is a "lap" dog in the making!

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