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.

Ambrosia
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Ambrosia- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:16 PM

This cute, skinny sweetie is heartworm positive, so it will be late September before you can adopt her.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Lola 16
Lola 16- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
June 14 at 9:33 AM

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 more information please fill out an online application

Coco 16
Coco 16- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:13 PM

Coco is new to us but she's a sweet girl. More pictures and info to come.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Browny 16
Browny 16- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 6:13 PM

Browny is new to us be she's a sweet girl. More information to come.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Shadow 16
Shadow 16- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: male
Yesterday at 6:12 PM

Shadow, Coco and Browny are new and came in together. More information will be coming soon.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Chelsea
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Chelsea- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 23 at 3:25 PM

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

Thanks to Deann and Grant for fostering Chelsea!

Chelsea is a typical puppy with lots of energy! She gets along with other dogs and is learning about cats. She got to go to a week of kids' camp at Hearts and Paws where she was a camp favorite!

6-21-16 Chelsea is full of energy and loves to run around the yard and wrestle with 7 month old lab Oakley (aka Blitzen). She is a sweetheart, loves to cuddle, already knows "sit", and very close to being completely potty trained. She does very well with our older miniature Dachshund.

6-23-16 Chelsea loves to just lay in the yard and catch some rays!

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

Mozart
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Mozart- DOB April 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 22 at 6:15 PM

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

Thanks to Lauren B for fostering Mozart!

Mozart is the smaller of the two yellow boys and is also the most shy. He's figuring it out, though!

6/21- Mozart is a sweet little guy! He is very playful and great with kids and other dogs. Loves to explore outside with his sister Mallory and my 2 year old silver Lab. He is getting used to strange noises....dish washer and vacuum ect.. He likes to hide behind the couch when I'm sweeping and moping...watching from a distance checking everything out. He sleeps through the night in his crate. 6/14- Mozart is much more confident and very playful. He loves to explore and play in the grass with my 2 year old Lab. Sleeps through the night in crate (with music playing)

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

Lola 11
Lola 11- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
June 22 at 5:48 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie 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

Leo
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Leo- DOB March 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 22 at 12:27 AM

Thanks to Rachel and Michael for fostering Leo!

6/22/16: His snakebite wounds are healing fabulously! He responds well to direction, learns quickly, and wants nothing more than to please us (which makes obedience training a breeze!). We certainly think he has Lab in him, possibly mixed with ridgeback or hound? Not sure, but the red tint in his fur coat is beautiful! He loves food, is crate trained and has a gentle mouth. What a great pup!
Checkout his progression and recovery here: Leo Video Updates and daily photo updates here: www.Instagram.com/FusarosFosters Thanks!

6/11/16: Leo came to us after being bitten by a rattlesnake! Currently nursing him back to health, his recovery is speeding right along and he is becoming more "puppy" like each day. Leo loves snuggles, is 99% potty trained and loves food! A stellar pup all around, his foster parents simply adore him so much that they're documenting his recovery and adoption process for all to see (link below)!

Thanks to the following donors for sponsoring Leo! We could not save as many great Labs like Leo without our incredible sponsors! Pamela Finney, Douglas Mitchell, Cathy & Joe Daniels, Louis Hanner, Lydia Jones, Stephanie Giancola, James Moseley, Modern Trade, Stephanie Bush, Mark Ritter, Sandon Smith, David Littlewood, Lynn Domangue, Randell Nations, Julie Jenkins, William Merrill, Bryan Chaney, Sheryle Matthews.

Follow his recovery here: Leo's Recovery and Adoption Updates

Regular Photo Updates: www.Instagram.com/FusarosFosters

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
June 21 at 12:37 PM

Thanks to Audrey 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!

6-18-16 What a cutie pie! Marisol is a typical high energy, ball chasing, water loving girl! She is very respectful of her foster siblings' space, she seems to crate okay, although she can get a fit fussy, and she loves to play outside. She is learning to settle in the house. She is definitely ball focused and will need a family that is willing to exercise her and of course, play fetch! She is one pretty lady that would love to share her energy with you!

6-21-16 Marisol is continuing to settle into her home. She now settles during the day more easily, but still needs some practice! She is learning to ride well in the car and is truly an angel off-leash. She thinks cats would be a great toy or thing to chase, so she needs to go to a home without cats and small critters! She is very friendly and loves people.

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

Mallory
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Mallory- DOB April 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 21 at 10:37 AM

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

Thanks to Lauren B for fostering Mallory!

Mallory is the larger of the two brown and white girls. Missy, a Lab, is her mom.

6/21- Mallory is a playful, clumsy girl! Loves her toys and exploring outside. Defiantly going to live the water....enjoyed splashing in the baby pool! She is great with her brother Mozart and my 2 year old silver lab. Plays great with kids. She sleeps through the night in her crate. Oh and she loves to hog the food! 6/17- Meet Mallory! This girl is a ball of fun! She has quite the personality. She loves the attention and is really goofy! She sleeps through the night in her crate.

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

Bellini
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Bellini- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 19 at 10:19 AM

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!

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

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

Bella
Bella- DOB 9-2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 19 at 10:17 AM

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

6-18-16 Bella spent the last 2 weeks at kids' camp at Hearts and Paws, and is no longer shy! She is a great size, too.

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.

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

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

Anna
Anna- DOB 9-2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 19 at 10:16 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Anna!

6-18-16 Anna,m AKA Honey, spent the last 2 weeks at kids' camp at Hearts and Paws and had a blast! The kids really liked her, and decided the name "Honey" was quite appropriate for her. She loves to give hugs to people.

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.

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

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

Miata
Miata- DOB April 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 18 at 5:18 PM

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

Thanks to Lois for fostering Miata!

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

Midas
Midas- DOB April 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 18 at 5:15 PM

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

Thanks to Shannon B for fostering Midas!

Midas is the larger of the two yellow boys.

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

Minerva
Minerva- DOB April 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
June 18 at 5:10 PM

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

Thanks to Karen N 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!

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

Maximus
Maximus- DOB April 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 18 at 5:08 PM

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

Thanks to Karen N for fostering Maximus!

Maximus is the larger of Missy's two black and white boys.

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

Boone
Boone- DOB Summer 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 18 at 3:56 PM

Although Boone would love to find his forever home, he would love to get settled in a foster home. If you are interested in fostering Boone please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com!

6-13-16 Boone is new to us, but we know he is one handsome fella!

6-18-16 Boone is a pretty laid back guy. He isn't big on jumping or pushing you around. He seems like a pretty easy guy!

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

Alayna
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Alayna- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 15 at 4:31 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! She gets along great with other dogs, loves children, and enjoys chasing the occasional squirrel! She is such a sweet girl and can't wait to share her love with you! She loves to curl up near your feet and relax in the house, but can easily go outside to play.

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

Mylo
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Mylo- DOB 4/2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
June 14 at 1:28 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.

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

Pups
Pups- DOB September 2009
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 14 at 9:38 AM

Thanks to David for fostering Pups!

6-13-16 Pups was born to us back in 2009, and was given away several times (against our contract!). He was recently found in a park in Laredo, and his microchip came back to us. He's good with dogs and cats, trustworthy in the house, super sweet, and heartworm negative!

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

Ruger
Ruger- DOB late 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
June 8 at 6:53 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.

6-8-16 Ruger is one handsome man! He is learning that there are great people in this world and he can be loved the way he has deserved to be loved his entire life. He needs someone who is willing to show him how spoiled a pup can be while also teaching him some basic commands.

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

KitKat
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KitKat- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
May 23 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

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

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

Chet
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Chet- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 23 at 10:32 AM

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

Thanks to Kelly for fostering Chet!

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

Munchkin
Munchkin- DOB April 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 14 at 9:26 AM

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

Munchkin is the smallest of Missy's puppies.

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