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.

Thor
Thor- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Thor!

4-23-14 Thor is a big, sweet mellow boy who was never taught how to walk on a leash, but we're working on that one already.

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

Justice
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Justice- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Justice!

April 10, 2014 Justice is a very active, growing pup. He has recuperated from his surgery and just needs regular walks up hill (preferably on grass) to strengthen the muscles in his hind leg. But he runs & jumps and acts like a very typical Lab "teenager". Loves to shred rope toys and enjoys a variety of Nylabones. He currently lives with 5 other dogs and a cat, who has popped him several times and he still goes back for more. He has a bit of a stubborn streak & mind of his own but is super smart & so sweet. He melts at my feet... 50 pounds of melted chocolate and I didn't gain a pound ;-)

January 16, 2014 Justice has a torn ACL and will be having surgery soon. He won't be available until he is fully recovered, probably April. In the meantime, he could use your support to help pay for the surgery.

Justice is a cool pup! He is the ultimate lab pup: he loves to swim, play fetch and gets along with other dogs! He likes to be around people and is all wiggles when you spend a few minutes rubbing his belly. Justice is crate trained and sleeps through the night in his crate.

Thanks to LuAnn and Paul Peralta, Louis Hanner, Shannon Quinn, Rob Heiwinkel, Shannon Stewart, Kristi Allen, Kerri McFarland, Fred Burton, Kerin Smith, Connie Sheldon, Paula Nazzaro, Elizabeth A Walch, Cathy Daniels, Cynthia and James Powell, Col. RC & Luanne Lindsey Ardl, Rachael & Daniel Moyer, Kathleen & Mark Asbury,Katherine Rial, Shannon McCluskey, Lucas Fernandez, friends of Paula and Grace for sponsoring Justice to help pay for his surgery! We could not save as many great Labs like Justice without our incredible sponsors.

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

Gracie
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Gracie- DOB July 2013
Color: Black

Thanks to Connie for fostering Gracie!

Gracie has had a total of 3 surgeries to repair a fracture in her back left leg, a fracture in her pelvis, and a tear in her diaphragm. In spite of it all, she's still super happy and sweet.

2-14-14 Gracie was apparently hit by a car and has some broken bones. She's at the vet this weekend having her pain managed by professionals, and then she will have surgery next week to repair the damage. In spite of it all, she has the typical loving Lab personality! She could definitely use your support.

Thanks to LuAnn and Paul Peralta, Rick Cook, Kyle Ward, Heart of Texas Yoga, Shannon Stewart, Brandon and Sariah Lopez, Elizabeth Walch, Gina Palluk, Graham Sanderson, Laura Vaughn, Cecily Grimmitt, Kate McLaughlin, Laura Dalchau, Stacie Jordan, Louis Hanner, Cathy Daniels, Kerin Smith, Chad Anson, Terry Lieberknecht, Lydia Jones, Byron Chapman ,SLG Enterprise, Kari Beggs, Edward Miller, Pamela Lewis, Darla Malone,William Merrill, Rob and Rose Heiwinkel, Marcy and Mike Stellfox, Jane Vandemark, Frederick and Monica Dupy, Marc Bien, Joey Colleran, Kelly Hanner, the P. Michael and Pamela Smith Foundation, Kelli Amick, Elaine Smith, Kelly LaVoie, Shannon McCluskey, Lucas Fernandez, Alice Ann Freeman, Kelly Hanner, Darlene Harper and friends of Paula and Grace for sponsoring Gracie! We could not save as many great Labs like Gracie without our incredible sponsors.

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

Ginny
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Ginny- DOB 2010
Color: Black

Thanks to Marcy and Mike for fostering Ginny!

4-23-14 This is one happy dog! She does well with cats and dogs, and sleeps quietly through the night in her crate.

4-1-14 Ginny took a long walk off the leash last weekend and did very good. She stayed with the pack and obeyed commands.

3-20-14 Ginny is a drop dead gorgeous girl who could stand to lose just a few pounds. She is affectionate, playful and walks great on a leash. She does have a fused elbow from an injury in her younger years, but besides walking with a slight limp, it doesn't slow her down at all. She's been checked by the vet and she is good to go!! Unfortunately, she does have heart worms so it will be summertime before you can meet her.



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

Whitney
Whitney- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Whitney!

4-22-14 Whitney is new to us, but we already know she loves to play ball, loves water, rides well in the car, and is healthy!

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

Violet
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Violet- DOB 2009
Color: Black

Thanks to Jenny and Marc for fostering Violet!

4-22-14. In addition to being the most lovable dog ever, Violet is an avid BALL fetcher! This dog will do anything for a game of fetch (and we've used this in positive ways, now that we know her MOTIVATION). She is so sweet with our young children and plays very well (tends to be submissive) with all of the dogs we encounter on Bull Creek. She's a total water dog and loves getting her feet wet at the creek, but stays out of our pool, which is nice. She stays close by me when off leash and never bolts through doors. She's quite polite about letting humans enter and exit a room first and is very patient at feeding time (and has NEVER shown any food aggression). This dog loves companionship (if you are home, she will want to be by your side) but can also be left alone with no problem. She has grown out of all of those naughty puppy habits like chewing on shoes or furniture. We've had Miss Violet in our home for five weeks and she has not once gotten into the trash or ruined anything in the house. This is a cool pup -- don't pass this one up!

3-1-14. Violet is just super sweet.... She is housebroken, good with other dogs and very smart! This girl needs an active family. She would be a great running partner. She is a fetcher and loves her toys. She walks great on a leash and crates well when I leave the house. She has finished her Heartworm treatment and is ready to go!

Violet is one of those dogs who loves to play fetch, and if you're not there to toss the toy she'll do it herself! She is also heartworm positive, so it will be spring before you can meet this funny girl. She is a very happy girl! Seems to love everyone and gets along great with other dogs. She needs an active family - would be a wonderful runner and hunter. She is super smart!

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

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Gidget2- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Cecily and Zach for fostering Gidget!

4-10-14 This little girl is as sweet and affectionate as they come and has TONS of energy. Gidget is proof that good things come in small packages. She's on the small side, but don't let that fool you, she is definitely an athlete. She's all muscle. Gidget definitely needs to go to an active home and would be an excellent running or walking buddy. She is an expert "wiggler", especially when she's excited, but she calms down the moment you start to pet her or scratch her belly as if she just wants to stop and take it all in. As most Labs, she's just a happy dog who LOVES LOVES LOVES people and really just wants to be next to you or following you around checking out what's going on. Her good manners continue to impress me as she hasn't gotten into any trouble. No chewing, no accidents in the house, no counter surfing, no digging in the yard and no jumping on the furniture. She pulls a little on the leash but we're working on that. She loves to play with my resident 8 year old Lab and does her best to try to get him to chase her around the yard. She's interested in the resident cats and at times I think she's going to chase them especially if they run, but really I think she just doesn't understand why they don't play with her. Gidget crates well with a little treat incentive and sleeps quietly through the night. She gets especially excited if she sees you pick up a leash as she is super smart and just KNOWS that means she's going SOMEWHERE. She has a gorgeous coat of soft dark chocolate fur and the sweetest expression on her face. She always seems to be smiling, you just can't look at her and not smile back.

to see more of Gidget please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lovealab

3-10-14 Gidget is a cute chocolate girl who does well with people and dogs. She knows some of the basics and loves car rides. She also walks pretty well on leash.

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

Chesney
Chesney- DOB 2011
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Jon for fostering Chesney

3-20-14 - Chesney is a gorgeous chocolate boy who is quite the clown. He LOVES his toys and will try any trick in the book to try to get you to play fetch with him. He's pretty good on a leash and loves to be lavished with attention. We don't know Chesney's heart worm status yet and he still needs to be neutered, but this is one big chocolate sweetheart.



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

Ava
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Ava- DOB summer 2013
Color: Yellow

Thanks to Lucille and Tem for fostering Ava.

October 30 Ava is the smaller of two puppies that just came in with the non-contagious form of mange. She's starting her treatment and should be looking much better soon. She plays a little fetch and is learning about crates.

11-24-13 Ava was having way too much fun playing with Wynona to have her picture taken this past weekend! Ava is a happy, go lucky pup who likes to play! She is full of excitement and has lots of personality. Her treatment continues, but as you can see this pretty little girl is ready for a good home!

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

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

Neville
Neville- DOB 2013
Color: Black

Thanks to Brenda for fostering Neville!

4-3-14 Neville is a typical young Lab who has had almost no training. He loves to play ball, he loves water, he loads into a car and even into a crate easily, but he does not know "sit" or any other commands. He's a big, goofy puppy!

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

Harper
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Harper- DOB 2005
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to David for fostering Harper.

4-8-14 Harper has been in a foster home for about 4 months. I think she would have made a very good therapy dog for hospitals or nursing homes. She really enjoys meeting new people and has a sense of how people are feeling. She makes great eye contact and loves to roll over and get a belly rub.

She is well mannered around the house. She knows how to use the dog door and is completely house trained. She can do leash free trail walks and is also very good on a leash.

October 30, 2013 Harper is a sweet older girl who was not cared for well in her past life.

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

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

Beauregard
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Beauregard- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow

Thanks to David for fostering Beauregard!

2-10-14 Beauregard is brand new to us so we do not know his health status yet. He doesn't pull on the leash, and he is learning about crates.

2/27/2014 Beau is a gorgeous and strong lab. He is learning a few manners, and continues to improve. He is losing a little weight, but he is healthy and ready to find his new family!



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

Addie
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Addie- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to David for fostering Addie!!

4-3-14 In 2 days Addie has learned how to use the dog door and is house trained. She is gentle when taking a treat and knows 'sit'. She is well behaved and has such a nice soft coat. She plays hard and sleeps hard. She looooooooves fetching tennis balls.

She is calm and quiet while in the house. She is friendly with other dogs she has met.

She swims!

October 2 Addie is heartworm negative and is ready to meet you!

September 30, 2013 This sweetie just got to us and we do not know her health status yet. She hasn't had much training and was obviously not fed the best of foods in her past life, but that's all changed for the better now!

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

Shoal
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Shoal- DOB 2012
Color: Black

Thanks to Pam and Dana for fostering Shoal!

2-2-14 Shoal is a big, drop-dead GORGEOUS Lab! Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive, so you're going to have to wait until this summer for him to become yours!

Thanks to Shannon McCluskey for sponsoring Shoal! We could not save as many great Labs like Shoal without our incredible sponsors.

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

Mizzou
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Mizzou- DOB 2013
Color: Black

Thanks to Robin for fostering Mizzou!

3-21-14 - From Mizzou's foster: She is very sweet and can be calm at times - she rarely barks and she is great in her crate. She has so many strong Lab traits as well - very alert, very quick (runs fast) sits properly. She is so alert, It makes me think she could be a hunting dog. She is still very much in puppy stage. Needs a lot of running, will fetch, but hasn't quite figured out to drop once she's fetched. Overall, she is getting better on walks - it's just going to take time. She is one of the most beautiful labs I've ever seen, and very sweet. And she listens well. She responds very well to come, sit, and lay down.

3-8-14 Mizzou plays fetch and seems to be housetrained.

3-2-14 Mizzou is a nice young girl who just joined us, so we'll post more as we get to know her.

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

Glory
Glory- DOB 2013
Color: Black

Thanks to Janet and Tommy for fostering Glory!

2-17-14 This sweetie is incredibly skinny, but we're working on that now. She's very friendly, but probably doesn't know much else. She's figuring out how to walk on a leash.

2-27-14 Glory has put on a few pounds and her frame is filling out! She is a very happy and sweet girl. She has a fun and energetic personality! We are working on her leash skills and other manners. She is definitely still a puppy, but is catching on and will be a great companion.

3-30-14 Glory is doing really well, she is putting on some weight and eating well. She is now good on a leash and is house trained. She loves to play ball and has lots of energy. She is a great young dog looking for a forever home.

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

Wallace
Wallace- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow

Thanks to Terry and Jack for fostering Wallace!

2-20-14 BOO!!!! Wallace is heartworm positive, so it will be summer before you can meet him.He walks nicely on leash and is probably housebroken.

2-10-14 Wallace is brand new to us so we do not know his health status yet. We'll post more as we get to know him.

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

Maddie
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Maddie- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow

Thanks to Stefanie, John and Lindsey for fostering Maddie!

Maddie is a lovely 4 yr old yellow girl who is the unfortunate position of being homeless due to a divorce. Mom really struggled to keep her, but was herself homeless as well, so in the end decided it would be better for Maddie to find a more stable environment.

Maddie is used to being in the house but is getting a refresher on housebreaking since she had been stuck in several garages for some time now. She gets along with other dogs, but will stand up for herself if they get up in her face. :) I don't blame her one bit!

So far the cat is interesting, but it appears to be a bit of a curiosity as opposed to a death threat. I do know that she lived with a cat for a few days and if the cat runs, she will give chase. It does appear that if the cat runs, she will chase, but she calls off easily and has been caught sleeping soundly next to the cat. It is a game- not lethal. Maddie grew up with small children and adores them. She also knows sit quite well. She does need a bit of work on a leash. She does appear to door dart, but on the flip side, she does not go anywhere...runs out and stands there waiting for you to catch up. She seems to just be excited to be going somewhere and no one has explained that it is rude of her to shove thru, so we are working on that now too.

She is an optimal size at 70 pounds and is healthy and ready to go to a new home. She is ready to meet you.

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

Moritz
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Moritz- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Moritz!

2-1-14 Moritz has slimmed down and is ready to start her heartworm treatment.

Moritz is a sweet, overweight girl who is used to getting on furniture, although we are working on correcting that. She is also heartworm positive, so it will be spring before you can meet her.

Thanks to LuAnn and Paul Peralta and Deborah Mann for sponsoring Moritz! We could not save as many great Labs like Mortiz without our incredible sponsors.

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

Joplin
Joplin- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Joplin!

3-5-14 Joplin is a fabulous leash-walker - no pulling at all!!!

3-2-14 Joplin is a nice chocolate boy, a bit on the smaller side for a male Lab, but he is heartworm positive so it will be summer before he can be your new guy!

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

Barton
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Barton- DOB 2009
Color: Chocolate

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Barton!

2-2-14 Barton is another big boy. He needs some good food and TLC to bring out his true Lab beauty, but he's going to be stunning once we get him healthy.

2-28-14 Barton is a sweet gentleman who is learning that attention and love are two things he has missing out on! He is ready for TLC and a place in someones heart!

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

Ursa
Ursa- DOB 2011
Color: Black

Thanks to Kye for fostering Ursa!

2-17-14 Ursa is a cutie who walks pretty well on a leash. She's healthy and ready to go!

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

Wynona
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Wynona- DOB summer 2013
Color: Yellow

Thanks to Nikki and Jason for fostering Wynona.

October 30 Wynona is the larger of two puppies that just came in with the non-contagious form of mange. She's starting her treatment and should be looking much better soon. She plays a little fetch and is learning about crates.

11-24-13 I got to spend sometime with Wynona on Sunday and she is a very sweet girl! She is a fun, well mannered pup who likes to play! We played a little fetch and she was good about bringing the rope back! She did well on a leash, and responds well to her name when called. Her treatment continues, but as you can see this sweet little face is ready for a good home!

01-07-14 She is a sweetie pie. She knows how to fetch and she enjoys doing it! she is crate trained and knows some basic commands. she loves to be pet and she is really well behaved in a lash. Lovely and smart two words that define Wynona

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

Maris
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Maris- DOB 2001
Color: Yellow

Thanks to Stacie and John for fostering Maris!

9-1-10 Maris has been with HOTLR a long time and is still waiting for her forever home. Yes, she's a senior, but check out our blog about why senior dogs are so cool: http://hotlabnews.blogspot.com/2010/03/lets-hear-it-for-seniors.html. We know it's hard to think about adopting a dog that might only be with you a few years, but imagine what a wonderful life you could provide for that dog!!!!! It will be an experience you'll never regret. Our seniors also qualify for a reduced adoption fee.

Maris a a doll of an older girl. She has her manners down, is great on leash, loves kids, and loves belly rubs. Maris is very sweet around people, but she needs to go to a home where she is the only pet. She is looking for her forever family to make her life complete! She's still got plenty of love and energy left to give!

Thanks to Paul & LuAnn Peralta, Ted Dracos, Anne Fennell & William George for sponsoring Maris! We could not save as many great Labs like Maris without our incredible sponsors.

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