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.

Bart
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Bart- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 26 at 6:36 PM

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Bart!

2-26-15 Just a quick update on Bart. He is very curious about what is going on. He just discovered that the TV is really fun to watch. He also enjoys playing with the tennis ball and he seems to be coming around to the idea of fetch. He loves to go on walks and has been really trustworthy off-leash. His personality is coming out and he is very loving and playful! He does very well in the house and seems to be house-broken. He enjoys the crate and is very motivated to learn new tricks as long as there is a treat involved. More to come soon!

2-23-15 Bart is a great little guy! He is very sweet, quiet, loves to run and play. He gets along well with other dogs (small and big), does well staying close on walks, and loves people. He knows sit and is working on come and recognizing his name. He does well with my two dogs and seems to learn very quickly. He sleeps all through the night and does very well in his kennel. He is a happy dog that needs to gain a little weight, but seems like he will make a great addition to someone's home. He settles down nicely in the evenings and loves being close to a person. More pictures to come soon!

2-15-15 Bart is your typical young male Lab with lots of energy and lots of desire to do well. He's pretty new to us, so we don't know much more about him yet.

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

Wesley
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Wesley- DOB Fall 2014
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 25 at 2:51 PM

2/24/15 Wesley is still receiving treatment for mange. He is also working on house manners and is starting to realize the world isn't so scary. Wesley will do better in an adult only home as he is still nipping when he gets nervous or excited. We believe he spent most of the beginning of his life alone in a yard as everything he experiences is new to him. He loves to cuddle, sleep next to you all day long and plays well with other dogs. He also is living with cats and for the most part sniffs them and keeps walking.

2-15-15 Poor baby Wesley has mange, so it will be a while before we can show him to you.

2/1/15 Wesley is a very loving puppy who is still learning basic manners. He is great with both big and small dogs and has been nice to the house cats. He is working on house training and not chewing on the humans' arms, but he is a quick study so we expect it won't take him long!

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

JayCee
JayCee- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 25 at 2:51 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering JayCee!

2-25-15 JayCee is house and crate trained, but does not do well with cats.

9-28-14 JayCee (J.C. for Jenny Craig) is a lovely girl who is probably housetrained, rides nicely in vehicles, swims, and gets along with other dogs. She's a bit on the chunky side, but she's got the energy to solve that soon.

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

Farley
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Farley- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 25 at 2:48 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Farley!

2-18-15 Farley has lost 7 pounds so far. He also thinks cats might be good to eat, so should go to a cat-free home when it's time to get adopted.

2-4-15 As suspected, Farley is heartworm positive. He also weighs 118 pounds, so before we can even think about treating the heartworms we need to get a bunch of that weight off. So, it will probably be late summer before he is available for adoption.

1-30-15 Farley just joined us today. He is incredibly overweight, so the diet has already started. In spite of his bulk, he loves to play fetch, and rides nicely in the car. We do not know his heartworm status yet. He is reported to get along with all animals.

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

Bali
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Bali- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 19 at 10:29 PM

Thanks to Kerin for fostering Bali!

2-19-15 I say "sweet", you say "Bali", "sweet" - "Bali", "sweet" - "Bali"! Bali has been with us for only 2 days and is amazing. She fit right in with our HOTLR Alum Cyrus and has met most of the human family too. Ms. Bali loves to play and investigate the back yard. She would make an amazing addition to any dog family.

2-18-15 This girl is a love bug! She likes other dogs and loves people. She does well sleeping in a crate. All she needs is a bit of confidence and to lose about 15 pounds, and she'll be perfect!

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

Bridget
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Bridget- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 19 at 10:18 PM

Thanks to Renee and Adam for fostering Bridget!

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

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

Chester
Chester- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 15 at 5:46 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Chester!

2-15-15 Chester just started his heartworm treatment, so it will be April before you can meet him. He's not fond of cats.

11-8-14 Chester is a fun boy who walks pretty well on leash after the first few minutes. He swims and fetches, and knows sit.

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

Poppy
Poppy- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 15 at 5:42 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Poppy!

1-6-15 Poppy is heartworm positive so it will be the end of March before she will be available to meet you. She knows sit and shake and is pretty good on a leash.

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

Bea
Bea- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 15 at 5:41 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bea!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Val
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Val- DOB 2014
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 15 at 5:39 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Val!

2-3-2015 She is as sweet as she is cute and chock full of personality. Val is on the smaller side for a Lab, but don't let that full you, she can hang and play with the big dogs or she can cuddle up in your lap for a snuggle. She's housebroken, cat tested and kid approved. She loves her daily walks and has learned to not pull on the leash. She's still learning about crates as she just wants to be with her people ALL THE TIME. She does great in the car but at times thinks she needs to be the co-pilot even when we're parked. As a young dog, she naturally has a curiosity about everything around her and feels much better about her surroundings once she's had time to investigate as she is highly intelligent and learns quickly. She would thrive with an active family or individual, as she has that young dog energy but settles down nicely after playtime or exercise. Like most Labs she has those soulful brown eyes that will just melt your heart and make you wonder how anyone could live without the love of a dog?

1-12-15 Val is a cute little girl who has done well with the dogs and cats she has met. She's learning about crates.

Thanks to Carol Siegmund for sponsoring Val! We could not save as many great Labs like Val without our incredible sponsors!

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

Mandy
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Mandy- DOB 2009
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 15 at 5:37 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Mandy!

2-14-15 Mandy is a great dog! She seems to be housebroken, sleeps quietly in her crate at night, gets along with other dogs, and is great in the car. She is reported to do well with goats, but has proven that she thinks cats are for chasing. Her previous owners claim she is 6, but we think she might be a year or two younger.

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

Bardot
Bardot- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 12 at 1:07 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bardot!

2-12-15 This girl can swim and fetch! She does well with other dogs, seems to ignore cats, and does pretty well on off-leash walks.

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

Luka
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Luka- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 12 at 10:58 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Luka!!!

Luka is a great dog who gets along with other dogs, once he's had about 10 minutes to settle in with them, but does NOT like cats!

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

Fannie
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Fannie- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 10 at 6:31 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Fannie!

1-30-15 Fannie just joined us today so we don't know much yet, including her heartworm status. She knows sit, seems to play a little fetch, rides nicely in the car, and adores people.

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

Leo
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Leo- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 4 at 8:13 PM

Thanks to Tommy and Janet for fostering Leo!

2-4-15 Leo is doing well. He loves to play with his toys and he loves his walks. He will do good with an active family. He does have an active side (like all labs) but he is just as happy to 'cuddle' on the couch with us too.

1-26-15 Leo has been in our foster home for a couple of days now. He is really sweet. He walks good on a leash. He doesn't know many commands - but we will work with him on sit-stay-down. We have two other labs and he gets along great with them.

1-6-15 Leo just joined us today, so we will post more as we get to know him.

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

Snowflake
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Snowflake- DOB 2006
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 25 at 5:54 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Snowflake!

1-25-15 Snowflake is really a great dog. She loves people, is housetrained, swims and fetches. Her only flaw is she does not like other dogs. We know there's someone out there who is looking for a sweet girl to just hang around at home with. Is it you?

12-17-14 Snowflake is just about perfect. She loves people, is crate and house-trained, and likes riding in cars. She's funny and cute! Her only drawback is she doesn't seem to like other dogs. If you have no other dogs and aren't a dog park fan, then she's the right dog for you!

Snowflake is heartworm negative and ready to meet you!

She does seem to have a dislike of most other dogs she meets, so should probably be an only dog. She is super happy, funny, and friendly to people.

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

Luke
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Luke- DOB 2008?
Color: Black
Gender: male
January 6 at 8:08 AM

Thanks to Christina for fostering Luke!

12-2-14 Luke doesn't act as old as 6, so he might actually be a few years younger. He rides nicely in the car, although he thinks he should be the driver, and seems to be housebroken. His house manners are pretty good too. He's doing well with the kids, most dogs and guinea pig he has met so far. He does need some work on the leash, and can also jump very high!

Thanks to Ronald Nethery for sponsoring Luke! We could not save as many great Labs like Luke without our incredible sponsors!

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

Zoe
Zoe- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: female
12/29/2014 12:34 PM

Thanks to Peg and Rachid for fostering Zoe!

9-8-14 Zoe is heartworm positive, so it's going to be a few months before you can have this cutie join your family.

Zoe just joined us and we do not know her health status yet, but we do know she is quite the people pleaser!

Thanks to Kerin Smith, Michelle Chandler, Sharon Dillard, LuAnn and Paul Peralta, William Merrill and LabMed Inc for sponsoring Zoe! We could not save as many great Labs like Zoe without our incredible sponsors!

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

Homer
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Homer- DOB 2005
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
11/11/2014 8:31 AM

Thanks to Connie for fostering Homer!

9-6-14 Homer is a sweet, older guy who is heartworm positive. He will be ready to become your next best buddy in a few months.

9-8-14 Homer has been with me for only 2 days and OMG he is a DREAM!!! He is quiet, crates nicely, has the softest mouth when taking a treat, is fine with my 4 dogs (ranging from 30 lbs to 70 lbs) and so far hasn't shown any indication of being a digger or fence jumper. He's not too sure about my cat so I will have more info later as he spends more time here. He is one of those dogs that just wants to be close to you... makes a great footwarmer . Once he has put on some LBS (he is extremely skinny) and has gone through heartworm treatment, he will make someone an awesome companion! Oh and he is a VERY tall/big boy!! A very gentle soul!

10-22-14 Homer still needs to go through heartworm treatment but in the mean time we have discovered he has extensive osteoarthritis of his vertebral facets and he has some calcified bridging of his vertebrae. On the plus side, per our vet, Homer's discs seem to be O.K. and his hips look great. Osteoarthritis of the vertebral facets is called spondylitis. It is a true arthritis of the spine. Per our vet, most of these patients feel better with medical management so Homer will need to be on pain medications for the rest of his life, keep his weight down to reduce stress on his back and have limited exercise... just easy walks on even terrain. If you're looking for a big, sweet dog to just hang out with, he's the one!

Thanks to Loren Gomez and Lydia Jones for sponsoring Homer! We could not save as many great Labs like Homer without our incredible sponsors!

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

Tootsie2
Tootsie2- DOB 2010Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
February 25 at 2:49 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Tootsie2!



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

Loki
Loki- DOB November 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 23 at 6:06 PM

Please note all puppies under 6 months of age have a $300 adoption fee.

Thanks to Niki and Jason for fostering Loki!

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

Jack
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Jack- DOB 2013Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 23 at 6:05 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Jack!

Jack is on the smaller side for a male Lab, and it is pretty clear he's been a city dog - he sticks his nose in cactus! He loves chasing grasshoppers, and even swims. What a fun guy! He is getting along great with my dog and boy does this dog LOVE to swim, he is all lab! He has already learned sit and shake, he is going to be very easy to train! Also, He slept in the crate all night without crying or whining at all. He will fit in great with an active family that can keep this guy busy!

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