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.

Beau
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Beau- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 4:52 AM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Beau!

10/16/19 Since the last update, Beau has been working on the following commands: shake, drop it, down. He's doing quite well! He is also getting much better about entertaining himself without constantly checking in for reassurance. His activity level is actually pretty good for a dog his age. Beau is approaching his first birthday and would love to celebrate with a new forever family!! His ideal family would have at least one other resident dog for him to play with and no children under the age of 12 or so. Beau isn't at all mean, but he does play rough at times.

9/15/19 We had the opportunity to keep Beau for a week while his fosters went on vacation. It has been a long time since we had a 9 month dog in our home. We forgot how funny the younger dogs can be. He made us laugh and brought back many fond memories when we had our puppies. Beau got along great with our 3 HOTLR Alum Senior labs. He would initiate play especially with our two girls and yet would respect their chill time. He would wrestle with our oldest girl and take turns fetching the ball with our youngest girl. He still needs work on the ¯drop¯ command. He loved being outside, especially going down and staring at the lake. The dogs were supervised when outside and he never attempted to enter the lake. He was quick to respond when it was time to go back in the house. For a 9-month-old, he is very smart, a quick study and well behaved. After walks and playtime he would chill with the rest of the pack. Feeding was no problem. He ate with the pack and even when he finished, he didn¯t try to get into the other dogs¯ food. No accidents in the house...for potty breaks, he would come, look you in the face with those beautiful brown eyes and bark. When we had to leave, he went into his crate willingly. At bedtime he would have loved to sleep on our bed with our yellow girl but we insisted that he sleep on a doggy bed. He knew what ¯off¯ meant and we just needed to point to the doggy bed. This guy is a Velcro dog and would do well with another playmate. He is a keeper.

9/1/19 Beau is vacationing with HOTLR volunteers Tem & Lucille this week and is adjusting very well to lake life! Tem & Lucille report that Beau is fitting right in with their pack. He is very well behaved and there hasn't been a cross word between any of them. Beau is great with other dogs, he just seems a little scared at first seeing or doing new things and meeting new people. He is learning! Spending the week in a different foster home will be a great experience for him!

8/9/19 Beau continues to learn and explore! We had a big family gathering at the house in late July and, other than a little barking here & there, Beau did quite well despite all the hullabaloo. Last weekend, Beau went for an outing to a couple of local stores with his foster brother. He did really well both in the stores and in the truck. There were lots of people going about their business, plus all manner of loud noises and equipment. He barked once and pulled a little when he saw another dog in one of the stores, but was otherwise unfazed. Good boy, Beau!

8/1/19 Handsome Beau is growing by leaps and bounds! The running joke in our house is that you can almost SEE him growing. Beau is very good about getting in his crate when it's time for us to leave for work and he's quick to warm up when meeting new people. Although he's generally pretty calm for a puppy (he's about 9 months old), he does love to play zoomies in the yard with his dog pals. Beau would love to find a loving family with another dog friend (or two) that he can hang out with.

7/4/19 Beau has been with us about a month now, and his puppy antics have certainly made our household more interesting and lively! He's busy, smart, curious, sweet and silly in equal measure. In typical puppy fashion, he can be chatty and pushy and needy at times but never unusually so, and he responds well to redirection and positive attention. Beau loves to roughhouse with his foster brother but is respectful of the other dogs (and cat) who let him know that they don't want to play.

6/18/19 Beau continues to be an amazingly fun pup to have around. He's energetic, playful, full of curiosity, enthusiastic about learning, and ready for just about anything! His frequent invitations to play, zoomies through the garden, and his delight over the smallest things inspire us to explore with him, and try to experience the world through his eyes. Beau thrives when given lots of exercise, positive social outlets, training time, and supervision to help guide his happy-go-lucky spirit!

6/6/19 This big goof is Beau. He's a 7-8 month old puppy who has boundless enthusiasm for life and an infectious grin. Although he still has a lot of growing up to do, Beau already has the basics under his belt. Just add in some training, playtime and lots of love and you'll have a real winner on your hands. Beau would LOVE to have a playful canine pal to hang out with and a family who is committed to helping him become the very best boy he can be!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Ripp
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Ripp- DOB April 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
October 15 at 11:09 PM

Ripp is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own! 10/15/19 Ripp is about 18 months old and super sweet. He is a bit timid but is coming out of his shell. He enjoys other dogs, is good with my 3 year old, and has been good in his crate.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Maryann
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Maryann- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
October 13 at 12:25 PM

Maryann is at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own!

9/18/19 Maryann is coming out of her shell a bit more. She needs a home with a kind dog and patient humans. She's still learning to walk on a leash, but is progressing nicely. Her nose is scraped up from trying to escape her kennel when she first got here, but she is doing better in it now.

9/12/19 Maryann is the shyest of the group. She desperately wants to please you but isn't confident enough to relax around people.

Our Gilligan's Island crew was owner surrendered to a small shelter with two other dogs. They are shy and unsure of new things. Each is coming around and very much wants to be social. All seem to be okay with other dogs, though none are comfortable enough to play with another dog yet. None are comfortable around children and need to go to homes where the kids are 13+, even visiting kids. We do believe their fears will diminish with training and time, none have shown aggression, and all are very, very sweet.

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

Rose Marie
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Rose Marie- DOB March 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
October 10 at 9:19 PM

Thank you to Stacey & Bill for fostering Rose Marie (Rosie)!

10/10/19 Miss Rosie is continuing to blossom. She loves toys and often takes them ALL out of the toy box. She takes treats gently and eats relatively slow for a Lab. She tries to take showers with us since we have a walk in shower. Baths won't be a problem for this sweet girl.

10/3/19 Rosie has learned the doggie door and is house and crate trained. She is playful, dog and kid friendly. She fetches and loves the water from the hose, but hasn't jumped in our pool yet. She enjoys exploring our big backyard, but also able to chill out in the house.

9/28/19 She joined our family today and has 3 new fur siblings to get to know and play with. She is setting in nicely and is well behaved. She is approximately 18 months old and is looking for a loving family!

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

Baylor
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Baylor- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
October 10 at 9:17 PM

Thank you Jill for foster Baylor!

Baylor is looking for an active and loving family. He is house and crate trained.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Zoey/McKinley
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Zoey/McKinley- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
October 9 at 9:54 PM

Zoey/McKinley is at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own!

10/8 Zoey/McKinley was adopted from us 3 years ago for being too nervous to live in an apartment. She was also said to be dog aggressive, though we haven't seen that with any dog so far. In fact, she loves to play with other dogs! Play chase, tug, wrestle, she loves it. She does seem nervous in new situations but works through it. She's loved everyone she has met so far. She'll do best in a home with no young children as they may not understand her need to warm up slowly. She is fine with my 3 year old, though. She's house trained and good in a crate. She needs a hinge with a playful, confident dog. She also loves the water and is super uncoordinated, which provides comic relief from time to time.

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

Skipper
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Skipper- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
October 9 at 9:45 PM

Skipper is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

9/27/19 Skipper is so very sweet! He loves giving hugs and cuddling. He is doing much better on the leash, really likes other dogs, is great in his crate and just needs a kind, patient adult home where he can come out of his shell at his own pace. He is doing much better around my 3 year old daughter, but I would say no kids at this point as he is still super nervous around them. I think with proper introduction grandkids would be ok. Just not a house with a bunch of kids in and out all the time.

9/12/19 Skipper is the cuddliest of the crew. He's good in his crate, fairly confident, and loves attention from his person.

Our Gilligan's Island crew was owner surrendered to a small shelter with two other dogs. They are shy and unsure of new things. Each is coming around and very much wants to be social. All seem to be okay with other dogs, though none are comfortable enough to play with another dog yet. None are comfortable around children and need to go to homes where the kids are 13+, even visiting kids. We do believe their fears will diminish with training and time, none have shown aggression, and all are very, very sweet.

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

Bandit
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Bandit- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
October 9 at 9:30 PM

10/2/19 Bandit loves playing nonstop with his foster brother...he would love a playmate! He has done so well staying in the house, only chewing his dog toys, sleeps through the night. He loves his walk & does so well on a leash. He is such a sweetie, he will follow you around everywhere...we call him Velcro. He would love to meet you. 😜

9/16/19 Bandit has been doing great, learning more tricks & learning more manners like waiting for his turn. He can sit, give his paw & lays down...anything for a treat! He has never had an accident, sleeps all night, loves to be right by your feet, loves to kiss & nibble your ears...such a cute personality! Bandit is heart worm positive. After a few meds, a few shots, he will be over that very soon. You would never know, he is a healthy & happy boy! Bandit will make someone a great companion & is looking for his forever home. ❤️

8/20/19 We picked up Bandit from a temporary foster...he immediately got along with our 2 labs. What a playful, bouncy lovable & sweet boy. His coat is beautiful...so shiny! He is over his shyness, loves people, good with other dogs, good on a leash, loves to follow you around & see what your up to. He loves attention & will give you kisses or jump in your lap to remind you he is there. Bandit knows how to sit, give his paw, & spin! He would love a family with or without dogs or kids...he would be great with anyone ready to love him!

8/12/19 Bandit is a smaller boy who is great with people, though a bit shy at first. He loves the water, is good with the 3 year old child and likes to spin for treats.

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

Moby
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Moby- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
October 9 at 8:17 AM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Moby!

*** Can you donate and help defray Moby's medical costs? Thank You! ***

10/9/19 Moby has almost completed Phase 1 of his heartworm treatment. Phase 2 begins in a couple of weeks, and he should be ready to meet adopters in December!

9/2/19 My favorite thing about fostering fearful dogs is watching them bloom. Moby has far exceeded my expectations on improvement: from a dog who had never worn a collar, much less taken a walk, to a dog who loves our daily neighborhood adventures; from a dog who had a fear/flight overreaction to almost everything to a dog who has a more normal reaction to things like being startled. Amazing, amazing progress!

We're still piecing together the story, but it's clear that Moby experienced neglect and worse as a pup. He's heartworm positive, which was absolutely preventable but, fortunately, is also completely treatable. Moby's treatment starts mid-September, and, given his age & temperament, he should be an easy patient.

We've recently discovered that Moby has dysplasia in his left elbow (his right elbow is perfectly normal). We had an ortho consult and learned that this is basically a chronic condition that will put Moby at higher risk for arthritis in that elbow as he ages. Surgery is not a good option as the odds of a fix that lasts are small. So in this case management is the best approach. What does that look like? Keeping him lean, minimizing high impact activity (swimming, which he's learning to love, is great for him!), using massage & cold laser to help keep the joint mobile, and exploring accupuncture & glucosamine supplements. Pretty darn easy!

"What if I fall in love with Moby but he hasn't completed his heart worm treatments?" you ask. Good question and we have a plan for that! In this case, there's a foster-to-adopt path that just might be perfect for you. Have questions about Moby? Contact HOTLR and we'll get you answers.

Thanks to Erica Simpson for sponsoring Moby. We can save more dogs like Moby with your support.



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Nash
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Nash- DOB March 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
October 8 at 10:26 AM

Thank you Chandra for fostering Nash!

10/8/19: Nash has been in our home about a week now and his personality is really starting to show. He loves napping in the sun as much as he loves playing with other pups (which is a lot!). He is working on the 'watch me' and 'touch' commands, as well as the 'gentle' command when taking a treat from your hand. He is smart and is learning lots of good puppy manners from our resident dog.

10/3/19: Nash is really starting to come out of his shell. As soon as you sit down he's there to shower you with kisses and quickly curls up next to you for a nap.

10/1/19: Nash is a total love bug! He gets along great with our dog and cat, and loves nothing more than to sun bathe and then cool off in the kiddie pool. He appears to be completely house-trained (no accidents as of yet). He is an all around good boy.

9/28/19 Nash is a 6 month old puppy. He's most likely a lab/pyrenees mix and was owner surrendered to the shelter in La Grange with his two brothers. He has the cutest white toes ever!! He knows sit, is super dog friendly, loves people, and is so ready for his forever home!

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

Thurston
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Thurston- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
October 7 at 11:20 AM

Thank you to the Bostons for fostering Thurston!!

10/7/19 - Thurston is thriving in his foster home. He has a sweet disposition and is curious about everything! He is still shy, but is so anxious to meet new people he forgets he is afraid. The world is still a big, new place for him, but he is eager to learn more about everything. He gets along great with his foster sister and they have a great time playing all day. He is still learning how to be a dog from her and follows her around to learn more. He can be timid with new people, but once you give him scritches he just wants more lovin'! He is developing by leaps and bounds every day and will make a family very happy with his loyal heart and sweet soul.

9/27/19 Thurston is coming along so nicely. He is so wanting to be loved, just nervous about it. He is still learning to walk on leash. He is incredibly sweet and very worthy of the time he will need to come out of his shell. If you have a kind, gentle, playful dog and are willing to let Thurston come out of his shell at his own pace, then he is the boy for you!!

9/12/19 Thurston is a shy boy who loves scratches under his chin. He's good in a crate and enjoys laying by your feet.

Our Gilligan's Island crew was owner surrendered to a small shelter with two other dogs. They are shy and unsure of new things. Each is coming around and very much wants to be social. All seem to be okay with other dogs, though none are comfortable enough to play with another dog yet. None are comfortable around children and need to go to homes where the kids are 13+, even visiting kids. We do believe their fears will diminish with training and time, none have shown aggression, and all are very, very sweet.

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

Roscoe
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Roscoe- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
October 6 at 1:14 PM

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roscoe!

NOTE: Puppies under 6 months of age are $350 to adopt.

This cutie came to us with 4 siblings. We don't know who the parents were, but we knows there is a lot of Lab in there!

08/20/19 Roscoe arrived at our home on 8/12/19; along with his sister Roma. In 1 week he Roscoe has made himself comfortable in mi' casa, lol. This week we are learning to sit & walking on a leash. Roscoe knows come. He is a healthy eater. Roscoe is a submissive lab. His personality, gives him the advantage of getting along with our 3 large labs. He has been introduced to our cat, Cleo. He is not aggressive towards her; curious, but is normal. Roscoe is house trained. He sleeps in his crate all night, pretty impressive! Roscoe loves belly rubs, snuggles.

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

Roma
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Roma- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
October 6 at 12:55 PM

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roma!

NOTE: Puppies under 6 months of age are $350 to adopt.

This cutie came to us with 4 siblings. We don't know who the parents were, but we knows there is a lot of Lab in there!

8/20/19 Roma has been with us for one week. She has a saucey personality. She lives with my 3 labs & cat. She loves to talk/bark to our furry members; but not obsessive. Roma is house & crate trained. We are working on basic commands & walking on a leash. Roma loves to play in the kiddy pool. Roma loves to give you kisses. Her & brother Roscoe love to play with stuffed toys, nylabones & of course treats!

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

Knox
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Knox- DOB March 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
October 2 at 9:17 PM

Knox is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

9/28/19 Knox is a 6 month old puppy. He's most likely a lab/pyrenees mix and was owner surrendered to the shelter in La Grange with his two brothers. He knows sit, is super dog friendly, loves people, and is so ready for his forever home!

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

Checkers
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Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 29 at 12:08 PM

Checkers is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

9/27/19 Checkers is getting better and better each day. His leash reactivity is almost gone when walking around the ranch. He went to the vet and did exceptionally well, too. He still needs to be the only pet, but is doing much better on leash and learning good behaviors get you rewards! He is great at sit, is working on down, doing well with eye contact, and is great in a crate. If you are good with big, active dogs and only want to have one dog, he is an excellent option!

9/1/19 Checkers is such a loving dog to humans. He will sit all 70 pounds of himself on your lap and just hang out with you. He is a bit too much for children as he doesn't understand why he can't knock them over and sit on them, too. He LOVES water bottles and will carry them around wherever he goes. He is working on focusing his attention as he notices every new change in his environment. He is great in a crate. He needs to be the only pet in the home. He has gotten much better about not being reactive to other dogs on leash, too. He is a sweet, LARGE boy who needs a home that loves the big, goofy dog.

7/19/19 If you give Checkers 5 minutes he will steal your heart! He adores humans, loves to cuddle and truly thinks he is a lap dog! He is getting better on leash, sits to be pet, and is working on behaving around other dogs. If you are looking for a young, big dog, he is your man!

6/17/19 Checkers is super strong and lovable. He is working on sitting instead of jumping to say hello. He is incredibly sweet, has a huge, loveable personality, and needs an owner experienced with large, young dogs.

Checkers is a nature-loving boy who enjoys taking long walks (or even runs) so he can smell the flowers, and chase critters like birds, butterflies, and deer. He will also help you keep your environment clean by pointing out any changes since his last visit. With Checkers in your family, you can cancel your gym membership because he will give you a total workout on those walks or runs! He is crate-trained, and should still be crated when you can't keep an eye on him. He had double knee surgery 10 weeks ago, so now has "bionic" knees! If you're looking for a funny, goofy boy who will make you get out of the house every day, Checkers is your guy!

Thanks to LuAnn Peralta for sponsoring Checkers. We can save more dogs like Checkers with your support.



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Jake
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Jake- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 29 at 12:05 PM

Jake is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

9/27/19 Jake is a sweet, calm, easy going boy who is more than happy to entertain himself by throwing his own tennis ball!! This boy's dream home would have a pool, a person to throw a ball and a couch to cuddle with his human after a fun game of fetch. He is good with other dogs, but isn't a wrestler or player, so does better with dogs that do their own thing.

9/6 Jake loves the water! He will roll around in the pool and then goes and rolls in the grass to dry off. He also flings his tennis ball with his paws and then chases it. He's great in the crate and good with other dogs, but not a player.

8/13/19 Jake is a 7 year old boy who loves to play fetch, swim in the pool, and get head scratches! He's good with other dogs, house trained, and good in the crate. He's a very sweet, easy going boy.

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

Peppa
Peppa- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 29 at 12:03 PM

Peppa is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own.

9/27/19 Peppa is an energetic, playful girl ready to take on the world with you! She knows sit and down, is great in a crate, loves to play with other dogs (though she can be a bit dominant or intense for some dogs) and is up for any adventure!

9/5/19 Peppa is about 2 years old and is super sweet. She's an active girl that enjoys playing with other pups. She's good in a crate, walks very nicely on a leash, and loves everyone.

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

Gatlin
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Gatlin- DOB March 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 28 at 7:16 PM

Gatlin is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

9/28/19 Gatlin is a 6 month old puppy. He's most likely a lab/pyrenees mix and was owner surrendered to the shelter in La Grange with his two brothers. He knows sit, is super dog friendly, loves people, and is so ready for his forever home!

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

Maizey
Maizey- DOB 2011
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 23 at 6:36 PM

Thank you David B for fostering Maizey! 9/21/19 Maizey was adopted from us in 2012 and ended up at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter last week. When her adopter didn't want her back, we went and scooped her up!

Maizey is incredibly sweet! She is great with other dogs, people, and kids. Calm and easy going. She is also 30 pounds overweight and going on a strict diet and working up to some long walks.

She is great in a crate and housetrained. She really deserves a forever home.

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

Mishi
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Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
September 18 at 10:51 AM

Thanks to Mike and Lauren for fostering Mishi and her puppies!

9/18 Mishi loves to play with other dogs!

8/9 Mishi is a bit of a wild child, but melts your heart everytime. She has a great deal of energy and we are working on helping her calm down and act like the beautiful well behaved lady she is on the inside. She's learning to walk more calmly when on walks, and makes progress on every walk. She gets along very well with every dog she meets in the house, but can scare them at first because she gets very excited, jumping and barking when she can't just run up and meet them.

Mishi has been spending all of her time caring for her 3 puppies, and will be available for adoption in late June. She can take a while to warm up to other dogs, but that is getting better. She is totally housebroken! She likes to check out what is on your kitchen counters. She has spent a little bit of time in a crate and did fine. She might not be good with small animals as she had a chicken-chasing adventure a few days ago.

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

TC
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TC- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 15 at 3:48 PM

TC is in need of a medical foster.

8/27/19 TC was hit by a car and ended up at the Bell County shelter. He will have surgery soon to repair his broken tibia. He's been great with kids, good around other dogs, and ignored the cats.

Thanks to John Crouch, David Littlewood, Amy Lawrence, Rebecca Harrell, Tara Potts, Jennifer Kudla, LuAnn Peralta,Kathleen McLaughlin, and Douglas Mitchell for sponsoring TC. We can save more dogs like TC with your support.



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Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
September 4 at 12:16 PM

05/02/19 Watching Timber grow, mature and gain confidence has been one of the most rewarding things in all our years of fostering. This dog has gone from literally cowering in fear at the wind to romping around in the yard in the rain. When he first came to our home, he would either hide in the closet or behind a couch when anyone except family came in. Now, he recognizes friends and neighbors. He is an incredible guard dog with a loud bark when someone comes to the door but he is learning to warm up to strangers as opposed to hiding. Timber loves being outside, playing with other dogs and snuggling with people *once he gets to know you*. The effort that goes into getting to know this boy is well worth the reward of his love.

11/25/18 Timber is a cautious, curious boy who is easily startled and hesitant in new situations. Once he gets to know and trust you, he is gentle and loving but until then he keeps his distance. Watching him find his confidence in our home, with our children and 2 other dogs, has been a wonderful thing to witness. He loves exploring the yard and playing with the other dogs. He does well in a crate, tolerates a bath calmly, sits beautifully, is house broken and continues to learn leash manners. While he is an independent dog, he always wants to be in the same room with the family, enjoying laying on the dog bed nearby. Timber would do great in almost any home and would need a family that is willing to give him time to settle in and get to know you.

8/28/2018 Timber continues to win the hearts of everyone who gets to know him! He went to a temporary foster while his regular foster was out of town and did so great! Timber may be very shy and nervous at first, but it only takes a couple days for him to come out of his shell and show his sweet personality. He would really love a family that wants to work with him a bit to build his confidence. He will repay you with lots of cuddles!

5/24/2018 Timber transitioned to a new foster home, and he was such a champ about it! He was shy at first, but after a few days he was playing with my dog and cuddling with me on the couch. He's great in his crate, house trained, trustworthy if left alone, and overall just a wonderful dog! He's a good choice for someone who wants a more independent dog - I work from home, and he snoozes nicely on a dog bed in my office and doesn't constantly beg for attention/pets (but he appreciates them when offered!).

4/24/2018 Timber is continuing to "bloom"! He's doing an excellent job on leash around the neighborhood and loves chasing his foster brother around the backyard. He is turning into a velcro lab... always underfoot, in the same room as his person, preferably sitting on them if allowed. Timber's love for peanut butter continues to help him open up to new experiences and tricks... His "down" has gotten better since that became the "go to" treat. Timber would love to find a permanent family of his own soon!

3/10/2018 Since the last update, Timber has had few new experiences that have proven how resilient this dog is. He's handled overnight guests gracefully, gotten a bath (with some help from peanut butter!), had a few long car rides and attended a group training session. Every time he is faced with something new, Timber rises to the occasion. We have found that he is happiest when the leash comes out and is an excellent walking buddy!

Thanks to Mrdul Rahman and Amy Hubert for sponsoring Timber. We can save more dogs like Timber with your support!



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Annabelle
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Annabelle- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 1 at 12:06 PM

Thanks to the Hagens family for fostering Annabelle!

9/1/19 Annabelle is staying with us this weekend and what a sweetheart! Like all seniors (dog and human!) she's a little saggy, a little slower to rise with some achy joints and always ready for her food! But she is a great companion for someone longing for a dog to keep them smiling while you go through the day! She still has some puppy in her and will play catch and go for short walks. Her only issue seems to be her need to be an only dog and she does not like to share her space or attention with other dogs. (Hmmm, I know some human seniors with the same issues!) If you are lonely and would love a pup that will love you back, take a chance on Annabelle. She will love you for rescuing her! 7/19/19 Annabelle wants to be an only dog and no cats. Beyond that she is amazing! Great with kids and people, she is so ready to find a forever home! She is still very active for her age, LOVES to play fetch and will walk anywhere with you!

6/16/19 Annabelle was found as a stray with a deep neck wound, very overgrown nails, missing nearly 1/2 of her hair and full of roundworms. She is finally feeling so much better and is so happy! She loves to play fetch, her favorite ball is the football, and she loves the water. She can be cranky with other dogs and doesn't like cats, so she would do best in an only dog home. She still has so much love to give, just waiting for someone to love her in her golden years!



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

Pete
Pete Pete Pete
Pete- DOB January 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 30 at 4:58 PM

Pete is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

8/26/19 Pete is a 7 month old lab mix with the cutest spots on him like he's part cow. He's super sweet, good with kids and dogs, and loves the water.

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

Alfalfa
Alfalfa Alfalfa Alfalfa
Alfalfa- DOB March 23, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 29 at 1:46 PM

Thank you Mike and Lauren for fostering Alfalfa!

NOTE: Puppies under 6 months of age are $350 to adopt.

7/4/19 Alfalfa, is the remaining Little Rascal. He is incredibly sweet. Their mom was a lab and dad was lab/pyrenees mix so they will be bigger dogs. He loves to play fetch and is a wonderful retriever. He's fairly low energy for a puppy, just give him love and a toy to chew on and he will be happy. He's getting better at sleeping through the night and loves to cuddle and is such a goofball- loves to stare at himself in the mirror and play with his growing collection of toys. He's good with other dogs. He's the sweetest boy and would love to find someone who wants to give him love and attention!

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

Roy
Roy Roy Roy
Roy- DOB 2013
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 21 at 10:20 PM

8/21/19 Roy loves breakfast tacos. Seriously, Roy loves food (what lab doesn't) but Roy seems to be unable to resist stealing tacos. He is working on table manners and has gained tremendous ground since his first two heists. He now lays down and begs with his eyes for you to give him a piece of your taco. It's really hard to resist. Walking Roy is getting pretty easy but he gets really excited about seeing other dogs and may pull a little. We cannot stress enough how much he loves our attention and anyone he meets on our walks. He has been very good with children of all ages he has met and has a typical lab lean going when you get to petting him. Roy is a stunner of a lab and is getting even better looking the more weight he puts on. Roy has just started his heart worm treatment and is on the road to recovery. He is going to make some family very lucky. Roy is available for our foster to adopt program. Could you be his new lucky family?

7/5/2019 Roy is a big boy who needs to gain some weight but he is already gorgeous and only going to get better. When we picked him up we had to coax him to get in the car but he traveled well once he was in and enjoyed the attention we gave him. He is good with our cat, respecting her boundaries, and our elderly red heeler and settled in with them after a few days. He does initiate play times but will back off if our heeler does not want to play. Roy would love for you to cuddle with him whenever you have time, and will climb into your lap to make it easy for you, but if you are busy he eventually will settle down on his dog bed and relax. Roy likes to retrieve a tennis ball but is still mastering the drop it part. Roy will easily go into the crate if you have to leave. He sleeps through the night on a dog bed and does not make a sound. Roy is good on walks, and gets very happy when he sees the leash. Roy only pulls when he sees other dogs. He has met a few children on walks and gets really excited when he sees them but does not jump on them. He has allowed strangers to pet him and is friendly when approaching them. Roy knows sit and we are working on other commands. He is eager to please and very smart so we know he will pick up new commands easily. Please consider Roy, you won¯t be disappointed. Roy is heartworm positive and available through our foster to adopt program. Please ask us about this.

6/14/19 Roy is a 6 year old boy who is calm and gentle. He's good with kids and enjoys being loved on. He is heartworm positive and available through our foster to adopt program.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Julius
Julius Julius Julius
Julius- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 26 at 12:22 AM

Thank you Lisa for fostering Julius!

7/25/2019 My 2 Labs and I have really enjoyed getting to know Julius. He and my 4 year old female black lab LOVE each other! She literally lays on him to snuggle and he doesn't¯ move and snuggles her back. He also loves water! I have a walk in shower and when I left the door open, he walked in and stood there happy as can be under the running water. He is super chill, sweet but also a clown

7/7/2019 Julius has been a super easy and amazing dog to foster! He is so easy going, loves his crate and is house broken. He has been with me just over a week and there have been no accidents in the house and not one thing chewed. He is great with my 2 female Labs that are 13 and 4. I am working on putting some weight on him and getting his coat healthy and shinny. He does think he is a lap dog but doesn¯t beg or counter surf. He is the first Lab I have known that doesn¯t scarf down his food! I have to make him finish his dinner in his crate or my 2 Lab vultures will devour it.

Thank you to Ryan Stach Photography and the Best Buy volunteers for scheduling some time at the Ranch to photograph and spend time with our lovable labs!

6/17/19 Julius seems to have pain in his knees and will be going to the orthopedic vet next week to see what is wrong. Besides that, he is near perfect! He is so easy going and laid back. Very easy dog to hang with!

6/7/19 Julius is so gentle and easy going. He's dog friendly and rides nicely in the car. We will update his profile soon.

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

Gali
Gali Gali Gali
Gali- DOB 2017
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 12 at 8:33 PM

Thank you Courtney for fostering Gali!

7/12/19 Gali has been with me for about 6 weeks. She loves to run and play with my lab as well as fetch some. She would love to be a lap dog! She is house trained and sleeps on her dog bed at night. She is a fun girl but takes a bit to warm up to new people and places. She is a goofy, happy, loving lab at home! She will make a great companion. 05/12/19 Gali is a 2-year yellow lab who is very sweet, a bit timid, but willing to follow you around. She is most likely a lab/husky mix and has the cutest little howl. She is good with other dogs and currently pretty low key.

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

Aspen
Aspen Aspen Aspen
Aspen- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
June 25 at 12:27 PM

2/1/18 Thank you Amanda and Rocky for fostering Aspen.

** 5 Benefits of a One-Eyed Lab **

1 - 50% fewer eye boogers

2 - Ready made pirate costume

3 - You won't bother his sleep by having the lights on, he'll just put the good eye down!

4 - Major "Awwwww" points at the dog park

5 - It's like he's giving you a permanent wink and a smile

-- But the main thing to remember is that when you are as handsome and perfect as Aspen one eye is all you need!--

Aspen has fur like velvet that makes him SO nice to snuggle. He likes to sit all 80 pounds of himself on your lap when you sit on the couch; it may sound like a lot but it's like cuddling a giant teddy bear! He is BIG (85 pounds) and Strong and loves to play my 2 year old husky. He does ok with my more dominant cat, but not so much with my more timid cat because he does chase if they run.

He's been really good with my neighbors older kiddos, 10 and up, but again, he's big and loves to play so a little caution is advised. He really does very sweetly with them when he is calm.

He was a little food aggressive when he got here and is a consummate counter surfer, but once he learned the dog chow is unlimited and always available he got much better about it and now we just leave two bowls down all the time. He will try to guard one but knocks it off if you catch him doing it.

He's very smart and is both extremely eager to please and very food motivated, so picks up on training quickly.

I think Aspen would do best with another strong, playful dog who is not too dominant. He would probably do ok as an only dog with a very active person/family.

We've taken him to a Walnut Creek dog park and he splashed right into the water. It wasn't deep enough to swim but I think he will definitely be a water dog. He likes to play fetch and he likes to play tug on the rope. He's been generally very good with the other dogs he has met at the dog park and out and about but he has such a big and exuberant personality that he can overwhelm some of the more timid dogs.

My pictures don't do justice to this handsome guy. Between his rich, midnight black, velvet fur and his constant happy wriggling I have a hard time getting clear pictures. He's so handsome that he only needs one eye and such a good boy that you forget he's even missing the other - all the hair is growing back thick and silky that it just looks like he is giving you a little wink and a smile every time you look at him.

12/26/18 Thank you Amanda & Rocky for fostering Aspen.

12/10/18 Aspen is a sweet boy who is working so hard at self control. He knows sit and down and loves hanging out with you. He is the ultimate young, large boy ready for his life's adventure.

11/24/18 Aspen is a goofy boy who enjoys playing fetch and getting belly rubs. He knows sit and is eager to learn more. He is a large(98 pounds) boy and a very strong puller on leash. He's good in a crate and good with other dogs.

11/6/18 Aspen was rescued today! He is approx. 1 year old and a large, handsome young Lab. He is currently residing at the Ranch, but would love to crash with a foster family until he is adopted for his forever family! We will post more about him as we get to know him.

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

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
October 7 at 6:01 PM

Luke Bryan is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own.

9/28/19 Luke Bryan is a 4 year old dream dog! Not only is he super handsome, he's dog friendly, great in a crate, has medium energy level, and is so into training!

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

Kimber
Kimber Kimber
Kimber- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
October 7 at 6:01 PM

Kimber is staying at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own.

9/28/19 Kimber is 4.5 years old and super sweet. She's low-key and walks so well on a leash. She's great in the crate. She prefers dogs that aren't pushy or intense. Once her hair goes back to the original dark, non sun bleached shade she's going to be stunning.

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

Daisy
Daisy Daisy Daisy
Daisy- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
October 7 at 6:01 PM

9-29-19 Daisy has adjusted well to our household. She loves to play with our three labs. We found out that she loves to fetch a ball. She also likes to watch TV (anything with animals in it!). Daisy is a little skiddish when she first meets you, but give her some time and she warms up to you. Don't let her shyness make you shy away from her!

9/14/19 Daisy is new to the rescue. She is a sweet dog. We have only had her for a few days, but she is good with dogs, kennel trained, knows a few commands, and walks really well on a leash.

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

Memphis
Memphis Memphis Memphis
Memphis- DOB January 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
October 7 at 6:00 PM

Memphis is at the ranch and would love a foster home of her own!

9/28/19 Memphis is a 9 month old little girl, who will probably stay on the smaller side. She is super sweet, bouncy, and happy, and she loves other dogs.

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

Marco
Marco Marco Marco
Marco - DOB 2012 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
September 25 at 10:28 AM

7/19/19 Marco is an energetic dog that really enjoys playing fetch. He is doing much better in the crate. He is working on settling down and not always wanting to play fetch.

6/19/19 Marco is a great pup! He will play fetch with you, then go in and sit on the couch. He needs a cat-free home. He is ok with most dogs, as long as they are calm, he isn't a player.

6/3/19 Marco LOVES to fetch, loves the water and will eat any treat you give him! He is the all around lab! He does prefer to be an only dog or with another dog that doesn't want to play.

05/14/19 Marco was brought to the Belton shelter after his owner died. Marco is a 7-year-old gentleman who is incredibly easy going, great with other dogs and cats, rides very well in the car and just wants to find a forever family. This sweetheart has a couple of fatty masses and his eye sight is starting to fade, but he is full of spunk and will make the perfect addition to any family!

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

Gilligan
Gilligan Gilligan
Gilligan- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 23 at 6:05 PM

Gilligan is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own!

9/12/19 Gilligan is the most aware of his surroundings, he will bark at new things out of fear but is really good at going with you to investigate the object to overcome his fear. He enjoys attention and affection and is good in his crate.

Our Gilligan's Island crew was owner surrendered to a small shelter with two other dogs. They are shy and unsure of new things. Each is coming around and very much wants to be social. All seem to be okay with other dogs, though none are comfortable enough to play with another dog yet. None are comfortable around children and need to go to homes where the kids are 13+, even visiting kids. We do believe their fears will diminish with training and time, none have shown aggression, and all are very, very sweet.

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

Chester
Chester Chester Chester
Chester- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 23 at 6:04 PM

Chester is at the ranch and would love a foster of his own!

9/17/19 Chester is an 18 month old yellow lab found as a stray in Lockhart. He's an incredibly sweet, easy going boy. He's good with kids, good in his crate, and good with other dogs.

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

Fulton
Fulton Fulton Fulton
Fulton- DOB 2014 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
September 23 at 6:04 PM

Thank you Jill for fostering Fulton!

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9/18/19: Fulton loves the dog park! He will fetch the ball and jump in the water to get it - non stop. He is playing well with other dogs at the park. Fulton loves to ride in the car and has a sense of adventure to see new things. A great companion. He would love to have some kids to play with, who can keep up with his playful energy!

8/20/19 - Fulton is a super fun loving dog. He loves to play with toys and fetch non-stop. He is very loving and sweet. Glad to say Fulton is 100% house trained, and sleeps on his dog bed for 8 hours with no interruptions. He does not mind the crate, but I found I can leave him loose in the house and he is very well behaved.

Yesterday I took Fulton to Lake Travis park, and he loved fetching the ball in the water. Go Fulton!

7/28/19 - We had the pleasure of hosting Fulton for 5 days while Jill took a short vacation. He is such a sweet and loving dog, plus very obedient and dedicated. He followed commands like a champ. Fulton loves the water, and rode everywhere on the golf cart with me like he had been doing it his whole life. And he didn't have any issues with our cat or chickens!

5/27/19 If you want a dog that loves his family, is great with kids, will keep them entertained and be their best friend, or if you are on your own and need a great companion, then Fulton is the dog for you. Like all rescues, he takes a little time to warm to you, but once he does you have a friend for life. He needs to be the only dog as he doesn¯t get on well with other dogs and probably no cats (although we haven¯t tested that)! When walking him on his leash, if you have his squeaky ball with you he will not leave your side or take his eyes off the ball! He is calm and loving when indoors, as long as all his toys are put away, otherwise he thinks it is time to play! He is an awesome hunter and can find anything hidden in the undergrowth. He loves to swim and retrieve and can run for miles. He has chased deer, but comes straight back if you squeak his ball and call him. He has finally put on some weight and we have taught him to sit and wait while his food is served. Fulton deserves to be in a home where he will be loved, in return he will be a loyal and loving member of the family.

5/17 Fulton continues to be a great house guest. He has been enjoying swimming in the creek and laying in the paddling pool to cool off. He still enjoys chasing a ball, but isn't obsessed with them as he was when he first joined us. My son uses a tennis racket to bat the ball until he has had enough, and we take all toys away from him when we are in the house. He is pretty chill, enjoys hanging out with his humans and receiving love.

4/21 This sweet boy has been no trouble at all while staying with us. We keep all of his toys hidden until we are ready to play, and then he is eager to play fetch as long as you are. He lays and cuddles or nuzzles you if he wants to be petted. He now sits while I serve his food, and he has slowed down enough to actually chew on it! At night I throw a few treats in his crate, along with his favorite squeaky toy, and he hops right in. Not a peep until the morning when we let him out. We have also left him in the house without any issues. He will lay at the bottom of the stairs and outside the lower bedroom door, patiently waiting for you to return. He loves his humans and is great with kids. He isn't phased by the barking dogs next door, and only barks himself as a warning if someone knocks at the door. He loves water!

4/2/19 Fulton has been with us just under a week and is a joy to have around. He is very smart and food driven, which makes training him easy.

He loves his walks and is good on the leash. When he first arrived he was very active and obsessed with his ball. He managed to find every kind of toy around the house, which he would bring to us and place in our laps to play fetch. We decided to hide everything and only take toys out when we were ready to play either inside or out. This has worked well, and he has now calmed down and is happy to lie beside you or come over for cuddles.

He sleeps all night in his crate without a peep. (We give him his favorite ball to sleep with)

He still needs to gain a little weight and we are teaching him to sit for his food, which he eats very quickly!

He is great with kids and loves to be with his people. He would do well with an active family who can give him the love and attention he deserves.

3/20/19 Fulton has heartworms and is starting his treatment soon. He is a great dog that wants nothing more than to play fetch and sit in the pool!

3/9/19 Fulton is a ball fetching machine who loves the water! He does well on a leash and in a crate. He is good around other dogs and kids. He knows sit and is working on down.

3/1/19 Fulton was rescued today and is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home until he finds his forever family. Fulton loves to fetch! He will post more about this handsome boy as we get to know him and he is vetted this week.

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

Lovey
Lovey- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
September 23 at 6:03 PM

9/18/2019 I have been fostering Lovey since Sunday and she is a love bug! She was a little nervous in the beginning but coming around very well! She is a real sweetheart that loves to cuddle and thinks she is a lap dog. Her personality has really come out and she is a funny dog. For a 1 1/2 year old Lab, she is super chill. She hasn¯¯t had any accidents in the house and is crate trained. She loves to walk but I am working on her leash skills. She is still learning basic commands and has a way to go. Overall she seems like a great pup

9/12/19 Lovey is the most confident of the group. She's good in the car, good in the crate, will go up to people easily, and her name completely suits her.

Our Gilligan's Island crew was owner surrendered to a small shelter with two other dogs. They are shy and unsure of new things. Each is coming around and very much wants to be social. All seem to be okay with other dogs, though none are comfortable enough to play with another dog yet. None are comfortable around children and need to go to homes where the kids are 13+, even visiting kids. We do believe their fears will diminish with training and time, none have shown aggression, and all are very, very sweet.

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.

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