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.

Cassidy
Cassidy- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 7:26 PM

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

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Cassidy.

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

Mandy
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Mandy- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:48 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Mandy!

5-23-16 Mandy is new to us today, but so far she has gotten along with the other dogs, ridden nicely in the car, and crated quietly. We will know about her health in a few days.

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

Chelsea
Chelsea- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 7:25 PM

NOTE: All puppies under 6 months of age have a $300 adoption fee.

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Chelsea!



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

Alayna
Alayna- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 7:09 PM

Thanks to Sondra for fostering Alayna!

5-23-16 Alayna has finished her recovery from her heartworm treatment and is now ready to join her new family!

Poor Alayna is heartworm positive so it will be a few months before you can meet this sweet girl!

2-15-16 Alayna is new to us, so as we learn more about her we will update her profile!

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

Chet
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Chet- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 6:55 PM

NOTE: All puppies under 6 months of age have a $300 adoption fee.

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Chet and his sisters!

5-23-16 Chet is new to us but so far we know he likes to play a little fetch and is sleeping quietly through the night with his sisters in their crate.

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

KitKat
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KitKat- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:28 PM

Although Kitkat would love her forever home, she would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering Kitkat.

KitKat is one of our long stay dogs, and is looking for a dog savvy family! She absolutely thrives with human interactions and is happy for any attention you can give her! Despite the gray on her muzzle she has plenty of energy and is a fetching machine! She knows sit and had a gentle mouth taking toys - which, by the way, she LOVES squeaky toys! KitKat loves the water (see video below!) and is looking for a companion who she can go everywhere with. She bonds with people easily and is just as happy on a walk as she is by your side. She's a beautiful chocolate girl!

4-16-16 - Spent time with sweet KitKat today. What a great dog. She is such a people lover and what a ball chaser! This dog deserves a great home with people who can love her for what she is....a super sweet girl. Oh by the way she loves water!

Although KitKat would love her forever home, she would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering KitKat.

3-13-16 Kit Kat is dreaming of a family of her own! Due to some male dog selectivity Kit Kat is back with us in Leander, and she is missing the lazy home life! She LOVES adults, kids and attention! We think Kit Kat might do best with a dog savvy family where she can be slowly introduced to other dogs in the house. She is a sweet girl who wants to please and learns quickly!

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

Marisol
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Marisol- DOB 4/2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:27 PM

Thanks to Connie B for fostering Marisol.

Marisol is even more stunning in person! She is a young active girl with that typical goofy lab personality! She has plenty of energy to burn, but when she's tired will flop down near the water (I should mention..she LOVES the water!) She is very sweet, but needs to learn some manners - but that's to be expected for a girl who's spent most of her life in a shelter! She is very smart and should shape up quickly! She is a spunky, gorgeous gal, and we had so much fun watching her romp around at our photo shoot!

4/20/16 Marisol is new to us but she is a typical 1 year old dog with a lot of energy. More to come.



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

Ruger
Ruger- DOB late 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 6:26 PM

Although Ruger would love his forever home, he would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering Ruger.

Ruger is new to us; we are checking his health status and will get more information and pictures out soon! We do know he is shy around strangers, but once he knows a person he is fine.

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

Bella
Bella- DOB 9-2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:23 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bella (yet another one!)!

Sweet Bella is less than a year old and is super sweet. She loves getting hugs, pets and belly rubs, and gets along with other dogs. She has met a cat and done well with that, too. She is reported to be good with kids. She could use some training to work on her confidence as she is super shy right now. She sleeps quietly through the night in her crate.

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

Anna
Anna- DOB 9-2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:21 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Anna!

Sweet Anna less than a year old and is super sweet. She loves getting hugs, pets and belly rubs, and gets along with other dogs. She has met a cat and done well with that, too. She could use some training to work on her confidence. She sleeps quietly through the night in her crate.

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

Luka
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Luka- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 6:18 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stefanie for fostering Luka!

Single Yellow Male seeks family! Hi! My name is Luka, and I like belly rubs, play time, and long walks on the beach (or in the woods, or a hiking trail - basically long walks anywhere!). I'm very people oriented, and love my together time with both ladies and gentlemen. Although I'm not a "dog-park pup," I have done well meeting other dogs one on one. I am working on not barking at other dogs when I am on leash. I just don't want my owners to be in danger. I am getting much better at ignoring them, though sometimes I get frustrated and want to play with them. I'm a very good boy in the house (I'm not one of those destructive puppies!), and in great health, no heartworms (whew!) or other issues, and just would love to find a furrever home! I am currently living with four foster dogs, two labs and two little dogs. I like them and enjoy playing with them. When they bark I walk away. I lay around with the family and when the human baby cries I go and check on her. I am house trained and calm. Height: about 2 feet at the shoulders (tough to measure without thumbs or a ruler)

Body Type: muscular and perfect!

Color: Yellow - soft and luxurious

Eyes: Yes - Two gorgeous brown!

Exercise: Love it!

He does NOT like cats!

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

Bellini
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Bellini- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 19 at 10:47 PM

Thank you Lisa and Mona for fostering Bellini.

5-19-2016 Bellini is a big beautiful AKC-registered yellow girl and wow does she love her toys! She's a sweet girl who would fit into any home. She likes dogs and cats! She and Mona (her foster dog sister) get along very well. She fetches and fetches and fetches until you are worn out and take her ball away! She is crate trained, house broken, doesn't beg, doesn't counter surf, is very affectionate and is a big talker! However, she is demanding about her toys and will put as many in her mouth as she can carry! If there are rocks in the backyard and she doesn't have a toy to fetch, she will bring rocks or sticks to throw. She did very well at the self serve wash at Dirty Dog and wasn't bothered at all with getting Furminated, her ears cleaned or her nails trimmed! She is quite a character that is full of love!

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

Cassie
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Cassie- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 19 at 9:46 AM

Thank you David for fostering Cassie!

5-18-16 Cassie has been in a foster home for a few weeks now. The first day she was very scared and would just run away from me when I approached her. Finally, got her on a leash and brought her in the house and gave her a bowl of food. Gradually, she came out of her shell. She is now a normal sweet well behaved happy dog. She gets along with the other dogs. She instantly knew how to use the dog door. She is good on leash and also has been doing off leash trail walks. She is great on trail walks. Another diamond in the rough who just needed some comfort and love.

4/20/16 We know Cassie does not like cats! She is settling into her new foster home and should be available soon

4-1-16 Cassie is brand new to us; more information to come. What we currently know is that she's a sweet girl that needs some exercise to loose a little weight! She is still very shy and wary of tall people at this point. She needs a little time to come out of her shell.



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
May 16 at 7:12 PM

Thank you Cathy and Joe for fostering Mylo.

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.

4-26-16 Meet Mylo! A two year old chocolate male about 70lbs who is sad that he ended up at a shelter. We know he is heartworm negative and rides well in a car. More details and better pictures will be coming!

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

Bishop
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Bishop- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
May 16 at 7:08 PM

Thanks to Blake for fostering Bishop!

Bishop is heartworm positive, so it will be a few months before he can meet his forever family.

2-15-16 Bishop is new to us, but seems to be a gorgeous and typical young lab. More to come soon!

Update 4-16-16: Bishop is doing great through his heartworm treatment. He is very well behaved in the house, does not counter surf or get into anything he isn't supposed to, and is a polite eater. He is very calm inside, doesn't bark, and doesn't mind kids petting him or sometimes forgetting that he is not a farm animal. He's filling out a little and is very athletic. He rides well in the car but his leash manners need some work. He seems like a fast learner and really does just seem happiest when he is with his people. This sweet boy will be a loyal protector. Not sure yet on how well he gets along with other dogs but we will be finding out soon. He's a handsome, sweet, big ole male lab ready to hang out and whatever the day brings.

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

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

Squiggy
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Squiggy- DOB Late 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 15 at 5:33 PM

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Squiggy!

5-15-16 Squiggy is adjusting well to his new foster home. He is proving to be your typical lab puppy. He needs to be guided into making good decisions, needs lots of exercise, and loves to play. He is a great pup that is amazing off leash, good with every dog he has met, is curious about cats, but respectful, and is learning to settle down indoors. Of course this handsome pup is housebroken and crate trained. He does fairly well on-leash, however, it can be really hard to contain all of his enthusiasm at moments. Squiggy is looking for a loving family that wants to take him on outdoor adventures!

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

Benji
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Benji- DOB 9-2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
May 12 at 9:51 AM

Although Benji would love his forever home, he would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering Benji.

Benji is a sweet young guy who's on the petite side, but he makes up for it in his bubbly, bouncy personality! He is very active and loves attention. He wasn't too interested in fetch - he'd chase the ball, but wasn't so interested in brining it back..it was more of a "oh my gosh, how'd you get so far away!? You can't pet me from over there!! :D Benji was another pup at the photo shoot with fun energy and a charming personality. Like Marisol, he knows sit, but his manners need some polishing up! Very sweet, happy dog!

4-15-16 Thanks to Jay and Cathy for taking care of Benji

Sweet little Benji is one of our new dogs. He's a little underweight; probably because he was not being fed like he should be. He is now, getting tons of food and enjoying it. He's a really sweet little guy, not too rambunctious. He knows "sit" and walks pretty well on a leash, once he gets over initial excitement of being on a walk. He loves to be petted and scratched. We'll share more once we learn more about him.

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

Mariah
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Mariah- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 12 at 9:37 AM

Although Mariah would love her forever home, she would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering Mariah.

Mariah was also at our photo shoot, and was easily the most photogenic dog of the evening! She has a good amount of energy and loved playing fetch, but was happy to sit by your side and get attention. She had a gentle mouth taking toys, and walked okay on the leash (some pulling, but easily corrected!) She is house trained, and very very loving. She is another girl who is going to make a perfect companion!

Mariah is always excited for someone to come visit her and has gotten pretty good about not jumping up. Of course, she forgets every now and then, but that's typical. She really likes lying on the bed with her tennis ball. Even when someone is in the pen to visit with her, she plops on the bed with her ball. But, of course, she loves being scratched. She is great on walks. Doesn't pull hardly at all and is easily corrected. She is just a really great dog who will make a great family pet. She seems to be good with other dogs and she crates well. We know she'll really thrive in a family and they'll be getting a great dog.

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

Henry
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Henry- DOB 3-2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
April 27 at 3:15 PM

Thanks to Michelle for fostering Henry.

4/27/16 Update: Henry is looking for a partner in crime to hand out with, lounge around the pool with, play ball or go for a run with; really, he's up for just about anything! he loves people and children and will masterfully protect you from lizards and squirrels alike. Henry hangs out with other dogs just fine (not sure about the cats though...). Henry is realizing how wonderful having a family is, and is looking for his forever home! Henry is a very trainable young gentleman, so if you're looking to train-up a hunting buddy, this might just be your guy! With his handsome looks and goofy personality this guy is gonna get scooped up quick, so make sure to get your application in soon!

Meet Henry. He is a big beautiful black Lab with golden soulful eyes. Perfectly behaved on a leash - he must know he is big! He loves ball, licking people and hugging children, playing with other dogs. Henry definitely is a people person and just wants to chill with the family. He is not hyper at all but extremely athletic when you see him leap to catch a ball! He needs a family. He misses his people easily.

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

Bam Bam
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Bam Bam- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
April 5 at 12:19 PM

Thanks to Chase for fostering Bam Bam!

Bam Bam is new to us and came in with his sister Pebbles. More to come soon!

3-1-2016 Update
Bam Bam is a wonderful young man. He has a beautiful brown coat, and is very fit and healthy. His previous parents really cared well for him, so he loves human attention.
Some of his favorite activities are playing fetch and following you around the house. He's a strong lad, and I don't think he's figured out how strong he is yet. Even thought he's big, he can be a bit of a baby. He also gets confused by stairs.
Bam Bam seems to be house trained, and rides well in the car. He's fairly energetic, but a short walk or a little fetch quickly calm him down.

3-6-16 Update
Bam Bam is getting more confident with stairs, he still crawls up them rather than walking, but he's now taking the initiative to come up and hang out with us upstairs, all on his own! Walking down is no problem as long as he is following someone. He's very inquisitive, and definitely a bumpersnoot - meaning he isn't at all shy to nudge you with his nose to solicit your attention. To Bam Bam, crossing your arms doesn't mean you are upset, it means you're hugging the air, which is an opportunity for him to wedge his big head through your arms to receive the hug instead. I didn't know dogs liked being hugged, but for Bam Bam, he needs them. Lots of them.

3-26-16
Unfortunately Bam Bam is heartworm positive. We are starting treatment right away but it will be a little while before you can meet him.

4-5-16
Bam Bam is still undergoing heartworm treatment. He is still happy as ever, even after beginning treatment. We've recently nicknamed him "Bam the Bamboozler" since he will steal your heart with his handsome looks and overwhelming affection that he gives. Here's to a successful treatment, and a long life ahead of him! We will update once he completes his treatment and is given the thumbs up by the vet.

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

Brody
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Brody- DOB 5-2013Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 6:25 PM

Thank you Cathy and Jay for fostering Brody!

Holy moly this boy is perfect! We had a photoshoot with Colleen from The Adoptable Ones and this guy walked well on a leash, had perfect manners, and was just as sweet as they come! We had a hard time getting photos because all he wanted was to sit in your lap and snuggle! Brody will lean into your hands and close his eyes like he is just in heaven as soon as you give his ears a scratch. I can't stress enough how much of a gentle love bug Brody is - he is going to make a great family pet! He is also house-trained and knows how to sit! Truly a great dog.

Brody is new. We know he is healthy and ready for a good home! More information will be forthcoming.

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

Jazz
Jazz- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:23 PM

Jazz is an AKC-registered girl who came to us through no fault of her own. She is house-trained, crate-trained, gets along with other dogs and cats, is reported to love swimming, and does play fetch quite nicely.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Elton
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Elton- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 20 at 2:57 PM

Thank you to Rebecca for fostering Elton!

Elton is new to us so more information will be coming.

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

Sydney
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Sydney- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 16 at 7:10 PM

Although Sydney would love her forever home, she would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering Sydney.

Sydney is new to us but we think she is a little over a year old. More information will be coming!

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

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

Lazarus
Lazarus- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 16 at 3:02 PM

Although Lazarus would love his forever home, he would be very happy to join a foster family! Please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in fostering Lazarus.

Lazarus is new but we do know he loves to play fetch, he is good on a leash and healthy!

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

Princess
Princess- DOB 4/2015Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 16 at 3:02 PM

Thanks Margaret for fostering Princess

Princess is your typical one year old Lab. She is still very much a puppy! More information to come.

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