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.

Logan
Logan- DOB 2015
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 21 at 6:03 PM

9-14-16 Logan is a low key puppy that is still learning confidence. He is dog friendly and good around the house.

9-21-16 Logan has been with us (his new foster home) for 5 days now. I am absolutely in love with this puppy! He is great with my kids (aged 7, 9, 11 and 13) and with the other dogs. His house manners are very good. He had a couple of accidents the first day he was here, but none since. He does not climb up on furniture, has not chewed on any of our people things (but does love dog toys), and is crate trained. He sits quietly under the table while we eat, but does sometimes put his paws up on the table or kitchen counter edge while I am cooking or setting the table. He gets down right away when I tell him to.

Logan is good on a leash. He does not have any formal training but does not pull hard and walks near me, staying on one side. He is on the small side, so even my kids can walk him. He likes to chase bunnies and birds.

Logan does have some experience with cats. He reportedly showed a lot of interest in them (which annoyed the cats) but did not chase or hurt them.

Logan is timid when meeting other dogs but really seems to enjoy the company of our dog and the other foster dog. He rarely barks and he takes treats very gently. He loves to be pet and to be near his humans, but he is not overly demanding of attention. He has medium energy level. He can take long walks, but only seems to need one walk per day.

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

Clover
Clover- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 21 at 6:01 PM

Clover is a young pup who gets along well with other dogs and so far is fairly low key. She is sweet, well behaved and has yet to have an accident in the house.

9-21-16 Clover is doing great in her foster home. She is rather shy, very sweet and affectionate puppy. She likes people and loves to be pet. She is still a bit shy of playing with people though. She loves to play with other dogs and with dog toys. She will throw her toys in the air, pounce on them and bark at them. It is really cute, though a bit noisy sometimes.

Clover is great on a leash and is working up her stamina for longer walks. She loves to stalk birds (she isn't sly enough to catch any, but looks really cute trying to sneak up on them)and loves being outside. She does not seem to like water and really does not like baths!

Clover is doing great with her crate training and seems to have learned to stay off the couches (not that she got on them often). She does like to put her paws up on the kitchen counters and table to see what is up there, but is learning not to do this, too. She has really good house manners and is pleasant to hang out with. She does not bark when the doorbell rings or at other dogs, but she does bark when she is bored and the other dogs will not play with her (not a lot, just random loud barks). She usually needs to go out to use the bathroom once during the night, too, and barks to let me know that. After she goes potty, she gets right back into her crate and is quiet for the rest of the night.

She really is an easy puppy.

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

JJ Flash
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JJ Flash- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 21 at 11:00 AM

Thanks to Tara for fostering Flash

JJ Flash (going by "Hank" in his foster home) is adjusting very well to home living! Don't let those droopy eyes and floppy ears fool you... Flash is an energetic Lab puppy anxious to play with people and other dogs, both big and small! At our home he goes in and out the dog door to potty and is a healthy eater. He loves tennis balls and toys and is a sweet, affectionate and big playful boy.

This new young guy is a super friendly playful dog. We're checking on his health status.

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

Duck
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Duck- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 20 at 5:42 PM

Thanks to Zach and Cecily for fostering Duck

9-20-16 Duck is one handsome boy. A lab calendar dog-of-the-month contender! He is a sweet, lovable, goofy pup that still has a lot to learn but is joy to have around. He does great with other dogs but not so sure about cats. He tends to want to chase them but only because he thinks they'll play with him. He doesn't mind his crate, sleeps through the night and so far has not been destructive in his new environment. He's not toy obsessive but loves a good game of fetch with his tennis ball. He is athletic and loves to run around and play and will do best with an active family or individual. Duck is one special dog!

9-14-16 Duck is brand new to us. He is a beautiful, low key boy who is dog friendly.

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

Hamlet
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Hamlet- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 20 at 2:11 PM

9-14-16 Hamlet is brand new to us and is a beautiful yellow boy that is dog friendly and seems to enjoy the water.

After taking one look at those big paws, long legs, and squishable face you can't help but fall in love with Hamlet! He is a very energetic young fellow, who is a puppy is a big boy body! At our photo shoot he was a fetch-machine and had a blast galloping around the yard, making sure to give everything a thorough sniff! Hamlet is super sweet and people oriented. He's currently learning some basic commands, and picking them up quickly! He is dog friendly, but might need some extra time to get used to other male dogs (However, he's proven to be a real ladies man!). Hamlet is a goofball and will be sure to make any family smile from his goofy antics and lovable personality - a true catch!

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

Eloise
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Eloise- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 19 at 3:14 PM

Eloise is a shy, gentle soul who is very, very, VERY sweet and loves to give kisses in exchange for treats! She has a gentle mouth when taking treats or toys and a soft demeanor in general. She does well with other dogs, and takes her cues from the - she seems more confident when they are present, so we would recommend she go to a home with a dog she can learn from! She wasn't a big retriever, and preferred to stay close to us throughout the evening. She has a big heart, soft coat, and eyes that you could melt into! (If you can't tell I am completely smitten <3 )

Eloise is a flat coat retriever pup who is sweet, gets along with dogs and well behaved.

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

Kodiak
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Kodiak- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 19 at 3:02 PM

Thanks to JD for fostering Kodiak

Kodiak is one mellow boy! He is people oriented, with more interest in getting pet than he was in fetching; but he did enjoy chasing after the ball for a bit! He does like to chase squirrels and birds, and has been known to try and climb trees to go after them! Kodiak has finished his first round of HW treatment, and will shortly begin his next dose - but he's smooth sailing his way through treatment! I really can't stress how much of a lovebug this boy was - he is such a calm, handsome, loving soul!

8/11/2016 - Kodiak is a gentle giant. He's a big fan of his outside time (not that he likes being an outside dog - he just loves his outings with people and other dogs). He's fascinated by birds and squirrels and spends a lot of time looking up to try to find them. Kodiak loves being around people even if it is just in the same room, but will wander over from naps periodically to check on his folks and let them know he's thinking of them (a few pets and scratches reassures him that the feeling is mutual). He's not really overly motivated by toys, but will engage in a bit of light wrestling with other dogs; despite his size, he's very careful with them - he's played with my little mutt quite often, and I think Kodiak lets him win a lot.

Kodiak is very well behaved on a leash, unless he spots a bird or squirrel, but we're working on that as well as a few other household manners.

07-14-16 Welcome Kodiak! He is brand new to us, but we know he is truly gorgeous and dog-friendly. Unfortunately, Kodiak is heartworm positive, so he will need some special love and care in his new home. More info coming soon!

*If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once he goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Kodiak!

Thanks to Jane Copeland for sponsoring Kodiak! We could not save as many great Labs like Kodiak without our incredible sponsors!

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

Jagger
Jagger- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 19 at 9:46 AM

Thank you Mike for fostering Jagger

Jagger is new to us but we already know he's soooo great! He is quite the clown when he wants to impress the lady dogs! What a sweetheart. He is heartworm positive so we are looking for a foster to adopt arrangement. This could be your dog!

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

Juneau
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Juneau- DOB April 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 13 at 10:09 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Juneau!

Juneau is a total lovebug! She likes nothing more than snuggling with people, and is extremely well house trained. She's not overly toy focused, although she enjoys a bit of Nylabone from time to time, and enjoys a bit of light wrestling with my pups. Juneau needs a bit of company at meal times because she doesn't like eating alone - but then again, who does? Juneau is very well behaved on a leash and is a pleasure to walk. She's recovered well from her spay, and is quickly getting back to her old self and is in good health.

Juneau would be a great companion for families with calmer dogs to add a little spice to their lives or as a single dog on her own. It is unclear how she relates to cats, as she hasn't been exposed to any as yet.

Welcome Juneau! She is brand new today, so we will have more information coming soon!

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

McKinley
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McKinley- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 13 at 10:09 PM

Thanks to Matthew and family for fostering McKinley!

McKinley is doing great in her foster home! She enjoys daily walks (we are averaging about 3miles) and loves to smell anything and everything her nose can reach! If given the chance she will chase small animals - she looks to maybe have some hunting tendencies. Occassionally on a walk she will just stop and sit, not wanting to move (we like to think she's reminding us to stop and enjoy being outside!). She is a very loving girl, and will make a wonderful companion.

Welcome McKinley! This sweetheart is new to us today from Lockhart, TX. She seems to be pretty laid back for a young girl. She does well with crying babies, kids, and other dogs. We will know more about her soon!

Thanks to Susan Smith and Koula Hanges for sponsoring McKinley! We could not save as many great Labs like McKinley without our incredible sponsors!

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

Deja
Deja- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 6 at 1:15 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Deja.

Deja is a sweet girl. She loves to pay with toys. She is a little overweight but will quickly slim down. She get's along with other dogs but needs to know that she is not in charge.

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

Sitka
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Sitka- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 6 at 8:31 AM

Thanks to Courtney for fostering Sitka!

9/6/16 Sitka has done great adjusting as I have gone back to work & am now gone all day. I have been feeding her in the kennel to show her it's not a bad place and she now is excited to get in it and eat. I have been experimenting & leaving her in the kennel for longer periods & she seems okay with it now. We are working towards being able to spend the night in the kennel. We finally figured toys out & she has been playing much more! She enjoys playing with her foster brother & I have finally gotten her to fetch & play tug-of-war.

8/9/16 Sitka is a reserved girl who is nervous in new situations, but when she comes out of her shell, will return your affection in full and gives kisses in exchange for pets! Routine has done wonders for this sweetie. She is house trained, but had a few accidents those first few nights while she was adjusting to foster life. Sitka might be a little claustrophobic as she was terrified of the crate - however, she sleeps on a dog bed through the night and doesn't wander (she loves her dog bed).

Sitka has great car manners, and jumps right on in the back seat. She also has phenomenal recall, and trots right over when you call her name! She is so excited to meet her people at the door when they get home from work and doesn't jump up. She is timid around other dogs, but her foster brother is slowly teaching her how to play! Sitka is still coming out of her shell and learning that the world is not a terrible place, and there's plenty of nice people who love her.

7/20/16 Sitka is a shy girl that is looking for a patient understanding owner who has another dog. Sitka is about a year old, around 45 pounds, likes dogs but is nervous in new situations.

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

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

Ambrosia
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Ambrosia- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 2 at 5:32 PM

Thanks to Doug for fostering Ambrosia! AKA Amy. Thanks to Jennifer and Tim for fostering Amy initially and starting to put some meat on those bones.

9/2/16-time for a little celebration!! It has been one week since the final two doses of heartworm treatment. It can be pretty rough, but this little girl acts like nothing ever happened.

8/14/16-Observations after fostering Ambrosia, AKA Amy, for about two weeks. This little girl will make you feel happy and special. She learns quickly and will benefit from more training now and after adoption. She wants to be close to her human family. Normally, she is where she can see me. If she is not where I can see her, I go looking because she is probably getting into some cat food related mischief.

Her ideal family will be active and have an energetic dog and/or kids that will play with her. Someone will need to take her on long walks; she should be a good jogging/running partner. She is good with cats after she gets to see they are loved by the family, but should be closely supervised initially. The family needs to be willing to crate Ambrosia when leaving her at home alone.

7/29/16 This cute sweetie is heartworm positive, but is putting on some much needed weight. She is such a loving dog, warm and affectionate.

She started her first heartworm treatment on 7/25 and will start her second round on 8/25. It took her a couple of days to get over the soreness from the first round of treatment. But, she continues to be what one friend described as an angel. She is learning about stairs and has been good with cats.

*If you would like to adopt a dog with heartworms, HOT Lab rescue pays for the treatment even once he goes home with you! Ask us about the treatment and about Ambrosia!

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

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

Arrow
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Arrow- DOB 2012
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 11 at 8:54 AM

Arrow is currently sharing foster space with several other foster dogs at Margaret's, but he would gladly go to a foster home of his own that will show him the spoiled life! If you are interested in fostering Arrow, please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com for more information.

Arrow is new to us today, but we know he is a sweet heart. He is dog-friendly, loving, energetic, and one awesome cuddle bug! Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive. Don't let this discourage you. He could still join your home and we will pay for the treatment. If you are interested in learning more about fostering to adopt a heartworm positive dog, please apply to adopt! More info coming soon!

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

Marvel
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Marvel- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 11 at 8:53 AM

Marvel is currently sharing foster space with several other foster dogs at Margaret's, but would love a foster home of his own. If you are interested in fostering Marvel please email volunteerforlabrescue@gmail.com

Marvel is so happy to be rescued and is a big ol lovebug! He needs a good bath, flea treatment, nail trim and a little time to get healthy before finding his forever home. He's sweet, laid back and ready for the good life. He'll be a beautiful boy soon (more pictures will be coming).

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