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:

Online Adoption Application

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.

Maverick
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Maverick- DOB Fall 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
Yesterday at 8:52 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Maverick!

---- NOTE: Maverick is blind and requires an adopter who has experience with blind dogs or one dedicated to providing the care & training that will allow this special boy to thrive.

5-5-15 Maverick is a neutered male, chocolate lab who is mostly blind. He is HW neg., housebroken, and current on shots. Medical tests indicate likely cause of blindness is genetics. Maverick is a great little pup who has no clue he is blind. His confidence has skyrocketed since being in foster and he is highly trainable & adaptable. Maverick shows no resource guarding (common with blind dogs) and has demonstarted high socialization with all people & dogs (big and little) that he's met.

5/13/15 in the category of "how to have fun alone", Maverick learned a new trick today:

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

Trigger
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Trigger- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 1:20 PM

Thanks to Janet and Tommy for fostering Trigger!

5-23-15 We have had Trigger about a week now. He fits in very well with our two labs. He is such a sweet dog. He got used to our pool right away. We are working on him losing a few pounds before he begins his heartworm treatment.

5-5-15 Trigger is a big, happy, heartworm positive boy who likes to swim and fetch. He won't be ready for adoption until late July.

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

Maui
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Maui- DOB 2007
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 19 at 6:00 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Maui!

5-19-15 Maui (Mow Mow) was adopted from us about 6 years ago. However, she was surrendered back to HOTLR around one month ago. She is a very calm easy going dog. She mostly likes to sleep, eat and get affection. She has only a little interest in balls and toys. She has arthritis in both knees so she is not a runner but gets around the house fine. She just likes to relax and take it easy.

Thanks to Sylvan Schiffman for sponsoring Maui! We could not save as many great Labs like Maui without our incredible sponsors!

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

Gordy
Gordy- DOB 2009
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
May 19 at 5:45 PM

Thanks to David for fostering Gordy!

5-19-15 Gordy has been in a foster home for a couple weeks now. He was found as stray and rescued from a shelter. He now responds to the name "Bear". He is a sweet dog with good manners around the house. Unfortunately, he still has the kennel cough and is now on antibiotics for this. He also needs two teeth extracted. So, we are working on Bear but he should be available for adoption in about a month or two.

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

Amy
Amy- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 18 at 8:54 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Amy!

We are still getting to know Amy, but so far we know she loves people! She would do well with a person/family who is active.

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

Sheldon
Sheldon- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 18 at 8:43 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Sheldon!

5-11-15 Sheldon just joined us so all we know is he love to play fetch. He would make a great companion for someone with an active lifestyle.

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

Elroy
Elroy- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
May 15 at 9:04 AM



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Bounce2
Bounce2- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 15 at 8:17 AM



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Pogo
Pogo- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 15 at 8:15 AM



If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Zorro
Zorro- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
May 13 at 11:58 AM



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Cricket
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Cricket- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 12 at 1:27 PM

Thanks to Melinda and Stephanie for fostering Cricket! 5-12-15 Cricket is a very easy going dog, she is amazing in her crate, loves training, is great with kids 5+, not sure about younger ones. She would do best with another, playful dog as she loves to play. She annoys my 14 year old lab (which isn't hard to do) as she is always barking at my old girl to get her to play. She is very intense on my cats, doesn't hurt them but will chase them and play inappropriately with them, so I would say no cats. She would be fine in an apartment, as she is lower energy for her age. She is more like a golden retriever that is black, as she has a coat like a flat coat retriever. Overall, she can go any where, rides amazing in the car, loves the water, fine at dog parks, plays fetch but doesn't return the ball well.

4-15-15 Cricket is full of energy, and is doing very well in getting along with other dogs. She loves to wrestle and play. She is very good in her crate and house trained. She would do best in a home without cats. She lives with three cats now and has never hurt them but does think it is fun to watch them run faster as she chases them. She is great with kids and is very well mannered in the house. She has a bit of a stubborn streak so her new family will need to be confident and ready to take the lead.

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

Bea
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Bea- DOB 2010
Color: Black
Gender: female
March 27 at 10:10 PM

Thanks to Kerin for fostering Bea!

3/27/15 What a change Bea has made over the past 5 days. She is getting over her fear of new people and is turning into a bouncy, loveable lab! She absolutely loves the mornings and greets me with the "let's play" stance when I get out of bed. She loves my HOTLR alum, Cyrus, and is learning what a dog does from him. Bea will warm your heart very quickly. Bea has some leg issues which has caused her to have a wonky walk, but it doesn't seem to bother her.

3/23/15 Sweet Bea is in the house! A very scared, skittish thing, not sure what to think of the world. We are showing her what love is as she is introduced to the good life of being a HOTLR dog.

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

Farley
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Farley- DOB 2010
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
March 2 at 8:57 AM

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.

Thanks to David Littlewood, Sharon Dillard, and LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Farley! We could not save as many great Labs like Farley without our incredible sponsors!

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

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

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

Zoe
Zoe- DOB 2012Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 22 at 9:46 AM

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

Sweet Pea
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Sweet Pea- DOB 2014Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
May 17 at 5:01 PM

Thanks to Audrey for fostering Sweet Pea!

5-11-15 I really can't say enough about this Sweet Pea! She is such a lovable lab that continues to let her personality shine through. She is gaining a great deal of confidence. She walks very nicely on a leash and does equally as well off-leash. She is sure to give you her puppy eyes in exchange for a sweet belly rub or pat on the head. She is extremely laid back in the house, rarely barks, is completely housebroken, and is completely trustworthy. She may be just the right addition to your home!

5-6-15 This precious little girl continues to be even more lovable as the days go by. She responds very well to a whistle and likes to stay close to her person. She is very calm, but enjoys her walks. She has such a wonderful personality and makes everyone fall in love with her. She is very quiet, loving, gentle, and really the perfect size. She does not jump or try and bolt out the door. She has wonderful house manners.

5-2-15 She is such a cute little thing! Today was her first day hiking with her foster siblings. She did great! She responds very nicely to a whistle and likes to stay close to her person. She is getting much better in the car and is okay being the co-pilot! She has a great personality and love for people.

4-29-15 Don't let her little size fool you, Sweet Pea is a great pup! She is really coming out of her shell and adjusting to life with her two foster siblings. She is incredible in the house and very trustworthy! She has proven that her love is truly people and being around people. She is starting to let her personality shine through and it is truly wonderful! She is incredible on a leash and has a very cute trot when on walks!

4-27-15 Sweet Pea has only been with me a short time, but I have seen great characteristics in that time. She is a very sweet little girl. She LOVES kids and seems to be interested in all people. She is a little shy, but is warming up nicely. She likes to swim, is housebroken, very quiet, and laid back. She likes to lounge around the house, but enjoys an evening walk in the tall grass. She crates very nicely and sleeps all through the night.

Even though the car leads to great places, she feels as though she should be the one driving. We are working on being the copilot, but she shows great potential. She would make a great companion for someone who wants to give her time to come around and show her just how wonderful lab owners can be!

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

Bernadette
Bernadette- DOB 2011Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
May 17 at 5:01 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Bernadette.

5-11-15 We've only had this sweetie one day so far, but so far she has proven to be your typical Lab. She's getting along with all of the other dogs she's met, but really just wants to be near a person. She's respectful of the cats. She sleeps through the night quietly in her crate.

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