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.

Conroe
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Conroe- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
2 hours 43 minutes ago

01-23-17 This spirited little guy is going to make some family super happy!
Conroe had his first swim and loved it. He didn't hesitate at all, jumped right in and surprised even himself, but he kept going back for me! He's also starting to learn how to fetch. He's got the "run after that thing" part done, just needs to work on the "bring that thing back" part. We'll work on it.
He had a blast meeting dogs at the dog park and displayed darn good recall for his first time off leash, and out of our yard.
His one downside is that he's reactive to other dogs when he's on a leash, off leash he's great, plays well with others and knows his social cues, on leash he barks and lunges. Melinda and I are starting a training program with him and he's already showing signs of improvement. Finally, he's become quite the snuggle bug and is my go-to foot warmer.

01-01-17 Conroe has finished his heartworm treatment and has put on some weight. He completed his heartworm treatment, so we've finally been able to let him run and play! As I suspected, he's a very active, and I can't wait to take him on adventures, like hiking and to the dog park. He plays wells with other dogs, really enjoys any training that involves treats and has show some passing interest in fetch.

11-09-16 Conroe has been at my house for a few days, and I'm smitten. He's very attentive and super eager to learn and genuinely wants to be a good dog. He's very loving, a great snuggler, and desperately wants to play with the other dogs we have in the house. Sadly he's confined to his crate until he's completed his heartworm treatment, poor little guy.

10-27-16 Conroe is a super sweet young chocolate lab boy who is heart worm positive. He is good with dogs and cats, crate trained and loves learning. You can foster Conroe through his heart worm treatment and then adopt him after the treatment is complete near the beginning of 2017!

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

Agnes
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Agnes- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
2 hours 44 minutes ago

1/23/17 Agnes has decided that house life is the life for her! She loves following her foster parents around and even cuddles on the couch when invited up. She still doesn't love the crate but no longer barks when in it! She is house trained, isn't destructive and is warming up to strangers very quickly. She is calm, easy going and really wants to please.

1/15/17 Agnes is a shy girl who spent her entire life in a backyard. In the two days at the dog ranch, she is already approaching strangers for love (cautiously, but on her own!), loves the dogs there and the humans, loves treats, walks nicely on a leash, is very good in the house, but did put her paws on the counter to see what smelled so good! We figure as she gains confidence she will try new behaviors out (like jumping or counter surfing) but for now she is a really sweet girl that needs someone/family willing to show her the world outside of a backyard is amazing!

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

Flauta
Flauta- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
2 hours 45 minutes ago

1/23/17 Flauta is a loving girl who enjoys all humans. She is good with other dogs, but doesn't like it if they get in her face. She said she had enough puppies and doesn't need to wrestle any more! Hanging out in the same room or going for group walks is ok, just don't expect her to join the doggy WWE anytime soon! She is working on not pulling so much on the leash and walks nicely on an easy walk harness.

1/15/17 Flauta should have been named Teddy Bear! Her coat is like velvet and she wants nothing more than for you to pet her all day long. She came in with her son Pjano, and has had several litters before that, too. We promised her days of being a mom were over and she gets to be spoiled from now on. Flauta is crate trained, seems house trained (no accidents yet, but she is new), she is fine with dogs, though doesn't want to play or wrestle with them (happens when you have too many pups to raise for too long). She loves to go for walks and ride in the car! She is a love of a dog and really wants to please. She already knows "sit" and is working on more tricks!

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

Handsome
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Handsome- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
2 hours 45 minutes ago

1/23/17 Handsome wants everyone to know that he is looking for his forever home! He will come and say hi to anyone that will let him. He is a calm, well mannered dog who has gone through a lot and really wants a forever home. He walks nicely on a leash and gets along with other dogs, though he doesn't tend to play with them. He is friendly to every human, but isn't going to smother new people with love, he needs to know you are sticking around before you get smothered by his love!

1/15/17 Handsome is a smaller than average lab with a huge heart! He is about 40 pounds and was found as a stray with NO hair. The poor dog had been through a lot to still love humans as much as he does. Handsome had demodex mange (similar to eczema in humans)and hadn't received any medical care for it, causing all of his hair to fall out. The shelter treated the mange and his hair is growing back. We were asked to take Handsome as the vet said the shelter was too stressful for him to completely heal. Now, Handsome is at the Dog Ranch and loving his new life as he waits for his forever home! He is dog friendly, crate trained, house trained (though he hasn't been neutered yet, so he may lift his leg on things at first...this usually stops within 6 weeks of being neutered and he will be neutered very soon). He is good with people, easy to walk on a leash and a quiet dog.

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

Marin
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Marin- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
2 hours 46 minutes ago

Thanks to David for fostering Marin.

1/23/17 Marin is such a sweet girl that keeps getting over looked. Marin has been with us so long she thinks that people coming to meet her are just here to visit everyone, which makes her more distant than she really is in a home! She is a well mannered dog who gets along with cats, dogs, doesn't tare things up, is crate and house trained and such a love. We have NO IDEA why she hasn't found her forever home, yet! Are you able to see her qualities?

Marin is the sweetest pocket lab! She has the playfulness of a puppy, but snuggles like an old pro! She was happy to play fetch and romp around with the other dogs, but was always happy to come check back in and get a good ear scratch! She is very easy to walk on a leash, and is a very joyful girl! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Marin at the photo shoot - Stay tuned, more pictures coming soon!

Marin is new! She is around one year old, is so sweet and tries so hard to please. She is a bit nervous when she first meets you but warms up quickly. She is good with the cats and dogs, enjoys walking and hanging right by your side. She is crate trained and hasn't had any accidents in the house, either.

Thanks to Danial Case for sponsoring Marin! We could not save as many great Labs like Marin without our incredible sponsors!

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

Angel
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Angel- DOB September 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 21 at 9:51 PM

Thank you Dalia for fostering Angel!

January 2017 - Angel is getting big! At 5 months old she is such a sweet girl, and has been learning SO much in her foster home! She has lots of puppy energy but can also be quite the cuddle bug. Angel loves to play with her older furry foster siblings, and is interested but gentle with the resident cat. She's learning how to walk politely on a leash, and is very easy to train and control. She's almost completely potty trained, loves her crate, and adores children! Tug-o-war is her favorite game, but she's also very interested in a good game of fetch. Angel is a very smart girl who loves to please, and will make a great addition to any family.

December 2016 - Angel came to Heart of Texas Lab Rescue in early November after a rough start to life. At 10-12 weeks old, Angel's muscle and skin had been ripped away from her abdomen during an altercation with another dog, causing her intestines and other organs to shift. She had surgery and mesh was implanted to hold everything into place until Angel's body could heal. That was just a few short weeks ago and you would never know that anything has ever been wrong with her.

She's a feisty, Lab mix puppy who will grow to be on the smaller side. She is happy go lucky, eager to please, and coming along with her potty training. Because of her injuries, she will not be spayed until she is 6 months old, but beyond that she has made a full recovery and is not expected to have long-term issues related to her injuries.

If you're looking for a little girl with a heart the size of Texas and a sassy spirit to boot, then this is your girl!!!

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

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

Hillary
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Hillary- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 20 at 9:13 AM

Hillary and Henna both have sarcoptic mange, which is contagious to other dogs and people, so they are not quiet available for adoption at this time. They will be healthy in February or March.

01-17-17 A trip to the vet! Yeah, check up to see how big I am. I now weigh 22 lbs. Hillary is smaller than Henna. The vet said; "a healthy 4 mth. puppy." He will reevaluate in a 2 weeks. My foster mom picked up some medication for mange & shampoo. I take my medicine; my foster mom hides it in a treat (smart mom). My light cream coat is getting healthier. I have not been introduced to my foster siblings. But they are big boys. I can't wait to go out in the yard and play with my new foster siblings. I have seen my foster brothers and cats through the sliding glass door. I plan to learn the ropes around my new home (foster). I know I am teachable and will master basic commands. Hillary will benefit from one on one training. She sleeps through the night in her crate. Hillary goes in her crate on command. She plays with Henna (sibling) and they run in the back yard. She enjoys mealtime. She wants to please and is full of energy. Both Hillary & Henna are a joy to foster. Henna & Hillary want to give me kisses of gratitude & joy; but for now I will enjoy their wagging tails. Once their Sarcastic mange is cleared; I expect great things from these gals. They have settled nicely and quickly in a routine. Hillary is up at 6:00 am; go outside to powder her nose. Then it's breakfast time. She takes a nap (crate) until 9:00am. Plays outside for few hours. Then nap in my crate until 2:00pm. My foster mom gets us up and we go outside in the backyard and play some more. We have dinner around 7 pm. We go outside one more time before bedtime. The day usually ends between 9-10 pm. Yesterday, my foster mom walked around the perimeter of the yard with us. We followed her like puppies, oh wait we are puppies! Our foster mom is trying to teach us to fetch. I love treats; but I enjoy my ears scratched just as much. Life is good.

01-15-17 Freedom ride from the Animal Shelter. Hillary rode well in the crate for the first 25 minutes. Then she wanted to play with her sibling Henna. Hillary does not get car sick. Hillary is glad to be free. Yippee, my sister & I have our own room. Boy, did we luck out. Thank you HOTLR for breaking us out.



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

Henna
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Henna- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
January 20 at 8:19 AM

Hillary and Henna both have sarcoptic mange, which is contagious to other dogs and people, so they are not quiet available for adoption at this time. They will be healthy in February or March.

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

01-17-17 A trip to the vet! Yeah, check up to see how big I have grown. I know weigh 23 lbs. The vet said; "a healthy 4 mth. puppy. He will reevaluate in a 2 weeks. My foster mom picked up some medication for mange & shampoo. I take my medicine well. My light yellow coat is looking healthier. My foster mom is being very cautious. I have not been introduced to my foster siblings. But they are big boys. I can wait until I get bigger, so that I can take care of myself. I have seen my foster brothers and cats through the sliding glass door. I can't wait to meet them and run around to play & run. I plan to learn the ropes around my new home (foster). I know I am teachable and will master basic commands. Henna is a bit timid. But, it is to be expected with all that shelter does go through. She sleeps through the night in her crate. Henna knows the command sit. She does need more training, but all puppies do. But she has intelligence behind those eyes. She plays with her sibling Hillary and they run in the back yard. Henna enjoys toys, balls. She is a healthy eater.

01-15-17 Freedom ride from the Animal Shelter. Henna rode well in the crate. She was quiet in the crate. Henna does not get car sick. Henna was glad to be free. Yippee, my sister & I have our own room. Boy, did we luck out. Thank you HOTLR for breaking us out.

Marvel
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Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 19 at 11:10 AM

Thank you Alison and Jeff for fostering Marvel.

Marvel came to HOTLAB rescue in September. When he arrived he was overweight and missing most of his hair. He was in desperate need of a bath, flea treatment and nail trim. He was shy and timid and needed some time to get healthy before finding his forever home. You would never know any of this now, he is confident and gorgeous. He is a tall fellow and has slimmed down to a healthy weight and has a beautiful soft yellow coat.

Marvel is an old soul and is very chill. He is sweet with kids, likes most dogs (though big males don't seem to like him so much) and appears to tolerate cats. He is low to medium energy. He enjoys a good walk, but too much exercise seems to bother his back knee. He likes his people and stays close by. He is also a good watch dog and has a big bark, but in typical lab fashion is more likely to lick an intruder. This sweet boy has a heart of gold!

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

Zuma
Zuma- DOB late 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 5 at 8:57 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Zuma.

Zuma is a sweet, energetic dog that loves people and playing with dogs. She does well in a crate, seems house trained has ignored the house cats and is working on basic obedience. Zuma is estimated to be about 18 months old (a big puppy). She is a sweet dog who just needs some direction and training. More information and photos coming.

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

Tanner
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Tanner- DOB 3/2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
January 3 at 1:24 PM

1/3/2017 - Thanks to Courtney for fostering Tanner

9/27/16 Tanner is a calm, sweet boy who gets along with dogs and is ok with cats (can stare pretty hard at them). He loves to wrestle with his foster siblings, is house trained and has excellent manners. Tanner does need a dog savvy owner as he will take advantage of situations. For example, if you want him to go outside to go potty most of the time he goes just fine, but every once in a while he decides he doesn't need to go outside and walks away. He needs someone who will go get him and make him go outside. Once he realizes that you will follow through with what you want, he follows perfectly. He also likes to try and escape a kennel, but once he realizes he can't get out he quits trying. He tried the first couple of days at our house, now enters willingly with no issues.

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

Maxine
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Maxine- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
January 2 at 10:54 AM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Maxine

12/12/16 Maxine is a sweet girl that wants to be loved on all. the. time. and loves every person she has ever met! She is house trained, seems ok with cats, but is not good with dogs. She is good in the house, and while she can be a bit pushy for attention at first, will eventually settle down and enjoy your company. She is good in the crate, loves treats and is a quiet dog. Maxine is new to us. What we know right now is that she needs to get healthy. Good food and lots of love will transform Maxine into a beautiful dog.

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

Slim Jim
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Slim Jim- DOB 2010
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
12/22/2016 5:18 PM

Thank you Tim for fostering Slim Jim!

12/20 Update: Slim Jim is a tall, strong, and good looking lab. He has plenty of energy and loves to go on walks daily. He needs to have a good fence, otherwise he will get out if the opportunity is there to squeeze through. He does well with other dogs and young kids - so far the only thing he doesn't seem to like are squirrels (like most labs). Slim will follow you around the house and loves attention. He is very sweet and affectionate and likes to lick you in the face. He wants to go places more than anything and gets very excited to go anywhere (especially wants to get in the car). He is crate-trained and does well in the house. He knows to stay off the furniture and enjoys his dog beds.



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

Olga
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Olga- DOB 2015Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
1 hours 38 minutes ago

Thank you to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Olga

12/13/16 Olga is doing well in the house. She is a bit bouncy at first, but quickly settles down and is quiet when with her people, although she still barks a bit in the crate. She is getting better about walking on a leash, but still needs some work. Like most labs she loves to chew, but when given bones and toys she will focus on those items. She still isn't comfortable around other dogs, and we think this might be stress related, and will continue to work with her as she adjust to life in her foster home. Olga really is such a happy girl!

12/7/16 Olga is a sweet girl that loves you as hard as she can. She would love to be your one and only as she isn't great with other dogs or cats, though she loves all humans. She is a bit nervous in new situations, and a treats easily calm her nerves. She does bark in her crate at first, but will settle down. I think a lot of her current barking is frustration that we are keeping her on bed rest, as she recovers from her spay. She needs help learning to walk on a leash, as I am pretty sure she was a circus dog taught to walk on two legs in a previous life. Overall, a nice girl needing a little love!

Olga is new to us but more information will be coming

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

Brewster
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Brewster- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
1 hours 39 minutes ago

Brewster is in the foster to adopt program.

Brewster is a new chocolate fella, but boy oh boy are we in love! He is a sweet, gentle boy who is good with dogs, but needs a cat free home, as cat chasing is one of his favorite past times. He's a a little heavy set and working on losing some extra pounds, but has been loving his nightly walks, so this should happen quickly! Brewster is house-trained and hates being in a crate, but so far hasn't needed one.



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

Pjano
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Pjano- DOB 2016Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
1 hours 40 minutes ago

Pjano is a handsome young boy, who still has some growing to do! He is a ball of energy, loves other dogs, loves humans and wants to run and play. He is getting better in the crate (he is quiet and is fine once in the crate, but has to have a treat tossed in before going into the crate still). He does jump and overall needs a puppy manner's class, but his personality is worth the effort of training!

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