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.

Sandy
Sandy Sandy Sandy
Sandy- DOB August 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
5 hours 26 minutes ago

12/13/19 Sandy has been doing great with us. She is sleeping through the night in her crate with no potty breaks. We are working with her on other commands that she is starting to pick up quickly. We also have all of our Christmas decor up and no problems with getting into any of the decorations around the house. Loves a good toy to play with and spend time with our dog. 12/8/19 Sandy has been a joy to have in our house. She is very smart and learning commands quickly. We know sit very well and working on other basic commands. She does good in her crate and sleeps through the night. Working on potty training and going to the door to be let out- shes almost there. She loves to be around people and snuggle up for a nap. Loves her toys and playing fetch- much better than our retriever! If she is not playing inside with her toys you will find her laying on the outdoor patio taking naps in the sun. Sandy is a sweet puppy that acts much older than her age! 11/15/19 We have been fostering Sandy the past few days! She is a low key puppy, affectionate, and loves to be around people. She does well with our golden retriever and tries to take naps with her! We are working on crate training, potty training and basic commands (sit, stay, shake, off, etc). Loves toys and being with us wherever we are in the house! Thanks to Megan for fostering Sandy!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Thanks to Megan for fostering Sandy!

11/14/19 Meet the Pink Ladies! These sisters are about 14 weeks old and as cute as can be! Rizzo, Jan, Sandy, and Frenchie are all looking for their true loves!

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

Moby
Moby Moby Moby
Moby- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
13 hours 26 minutes ago

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Moby!

11/25/19 He did it! Moby has completed his heartworm treatment and is now ready for adoption!!!

9/2/19 My favorite thing about fostering shy 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!

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



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Baylor
Baylor Baylor Baylor
Baylor- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 12:36 PM

Baylor is looking for an active and loving family. He is house and crate trained. This handsome boy wants to spend Christmas with his FUREVER FAMILY!

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Jan
Jan Jan Jan
Jan- DOB August 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
December 11 at 8:02 PM

12/11/19 Jan continues to be the playful and affectionate puppy. She¯s learned that running around in the backyard after a soccer ball is REALLY fun! As is playing fetch, which is quickly becoming one of her favorite activities. She continues to get along well with kiddos, but seems to do best with those over the age of 5. Jan knows sit, is working on other basic commands, and is getting better at alerting at the door when she needs to go out. She sleeps through the night quietly in her crate, and also crates well during the day if needing to run an errand or two. She absolutely loves being with people, and loves snuggles even more.

12/1/19 Jan has been with us about two weeks now, and is quite the fun and affectionate puppy! She got along well with her foster brother before he went to his new home, and gets along well with our smaller dog as well. She hasn¯t bothered our cat much, other than being really curious and wanting to play, but is learning to keep her distance when he lets her know he¯s not interested. So far Jan has gotten along will all ages of children she has met, including our kiddos ages 6 to16. She sleeps well in her crate at night, is working on her house training, and currently knows the ¯sit¯ command. She is a quick learner for sure! Jan loves LOVES playing with her doggy toys, and has just enough puppy playfulness, but is also always ready for a good snuggle.

These pups are at the ranch and looking for fosters!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

11/14/19 Meet the Pink Ladies! These sisters are about 14 weeks old and as cute as can be! Rizzo, Jan, Sandy, and Frenchie are all looking for their true loves!

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
December 11 at 12:25 PM

Thank you Sandy and crew for fostering Zoey!

12/11/19 Zoey is loving all the Christmas decorations & lights...she can¯t wait to meet some new families this weekend! She will be joining me at Barnes N Noble at Lakeline today (Wed) from 3-6...come by & meet her. ❤️

12/5/19 Zoey loves her walks & gets so excited when she sees the leash, she loves cuddling & loves to play. She is so playful & great with other people & even kids. She loves getting attention, very social! Such a cute personality. She can¯t wait to meet some families....such a sweetie!

11/26/19 Zoey has been doing great. We have been crating her when we leave and she has done well, walks right in. We are still working on barking at other dogs on our walks but Zoey is easily distracted with a treat. I know with love, patience, and training...she will continue to improve. We love her sweet, snuggly, playful personality. She is looking forward to meet her forever family.

11/9/19 Zoey is now being fostered by the Falgout family. We brought her home & introduced her to our 2 male labs. Within minutes...they were walking side by side. After just 3 days, they play, wrestle, tug of war like they are best friends. Zoey did not act nervous...she adjusted quickly so she may be over that. She does pull & squeal a bit on the leash when she sees other dogs. With a few treats & distraction, she quickly focuses back on her walk. With some training, she can work through this. The great thing is she doesn¯t pull. She easily sleeps all night in her crate, had no accidents, can be left in yard. Zoey did fall into the pool, my son had to save her! She is a bit clumsy. 😜 Not a great swimmer but definitely loves water. She loves to splash around. Zoey is about 5 years old, energetic but will calm down nicely. She is such a snuggler, loves to get in your lap & nuzzle her way closer to you. She is a sweetheart & would love a forever home.

11/9/19 Zoey has come such a long way in the month we have had her back! She is such a happy girl, always smiling and bouncy. She may be the clutsiest dog I have every seen, the girl will trip over her own feet while standing still, but shes so much fun to be around. She is leash reactive at times and will need to have help to overcome this behavior. She is great in her crate and has loved every male dog she has met, both super playful and stand-off ish pups. She met one female so far and they didn't like each other, but I haven't had another female around for her to meet. She's great in the house and house trained. She still should go to a home that knows she can be a bit shy/unsure at first and in new situations. Her new family also should know she will greatly benefit from attending group training classes with a positive reinforcement trainer to build her confidence.

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

Frenchie
Frenchie Frenchie Frenchie
Frenchie- DOB August 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
December 10 at 3:16 PM

12/10/19 Frenchie has been with us for 3 1/2 weeks now and she is the sweetest. She loves to cuddle and play fetch. She loves moving all of the toys to her favorite spot on the couch and playing keep away from the other dogs.

12/3/19 Frenchie has come out of her shell a lot in the last week or so. She loves to play with a large ball and chew toys. She also enjoys playing tug a rope with Max, our lab. She is sleeping in her crate through the night. She had her first outing to the tree farm. The car ride did not bother her. She was scared of the tree at first, but now she is posing for pictures by it.

11/25/19 We have been fostering Frenchie for a little over a week. She is timid around new people and relaxes shortly after meeting them. She loves following my oldest daughter around the house. She gets along with our 3 dogs and loves to play fetch. We are currently working on crate training and the command sit.

11/14/19 Meet the Pink Ladies! These sisters are about 14 weeks old and as cute as can be! Rizzo, Jan, Sandy, and Frenchie are all looking for their true loves!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.



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

Roma
Roma Roma Roma
Roma- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
December 8 at 11:10 AM

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!

10/22/19 Roma is an energic gal. Her coat is fawn color (beautiful), soft. We are working on basic commands with her. We are working on walking on a leash. Roma is a snuggle bug. https

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Annabelle
Annabelle Annabelle Annabelle
Annabelle- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
December 3 at 4:40 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!

Thanks to Justin King for sponsoring Annabelle. We can save more dogs like Annabelle with your support.



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Bruno
Bruno Bruno Bruno
Bruno- DOB May 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
December 3 at 3:22 PM

Thanks to Cecily and Zach for fostering Bruno

11/18/19 Bruno is a handsome, smart 18 month old boy who was very loved by his family, but due to circumstances they were no longer able to care for him. Bruno needs to go to a kid free home as he's very nervous around them. He is a bit timid in general, but like all good labs is won over by the smallest treat! He know sit, down and stay. He's great in a crate, house trained and a nice boy that needs a home willing to help him gain confidence in new situations.

12/3/2019 UPDATE: At 18 months old Bruno is a BIG goofy energetic puppy¯ both physically and mentally. He is powerful and doesn¯t always realize how big he is especially when he wants to crawl in your lap for a ¯Bruno hug¯. He has a big beautiful head with soulful eyes. He has an athletic body type with a beautiful coat of chocolate fur. He would do best in an active home where he would have the opportunity to exhaust all his puppy energy. He is smart for a young dog and catches on quickly but still needs work on his manners in the home and would benefit from an obedience class. He does have ¯sit¯ and ¯stay¯ down and is very treat motivated. He LOVES his walks and will bring his leash to you to let you know he¯s ready to go. He does pull on a leash but we¯re working on that behavior. True to most labs, this sweet boy loves to fetch the tennis ball. He likes running around and romping with other dogs and although he has shown an interest in our cats, as long as they don¯t run, he doesn¯t pay too much attention to them. He is still unsure of little kids. It seems he just doesn¯t know what to do with them and at times they make him nervous. This will improve with the proper training and handling. Although it takes him a bit to settle, once he does calm down he¯s a total sweetheart of a dog who will melt your heart. Bruno will make an awesome companion dog as all he really wants to do is please his humans and hang out, he¯s just still learning what the world is expecting of him.

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

Beau
Beau Beau Beau
Beau- DOB October 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
December 2 at 6:58 AM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Beau!

11/15/19 Beau is so handsome and loving! He loves to play and to go for walks and rides in the car or truck. Beau is housetrained and crate trained and has a plush coat. Beau loves to hang out with his canine friends and is curious about the cat. He's a happy and healthy guy who just celebrated his first birthday.

10/15/19 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
Bailey
Bailey Bailey Bailey
Bailey- DOB 2014
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
November 30 at 8:26 PM

Bailey is at the ranch and would love a foster of her own.

11/27/19 Bailey is a sweet girl who loves to play fetch, is good with other dogs, and is gentle around kids.

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

Jake
Jake Jake
Jake- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
November 30 at 11:20 AM

11/30/19 Jake has finished his heartworm treatment and is now one week into his 4 weeks of post procedure rest. He's been with us for a month now and we continue to get to know more about him. One of the best things about Jake is that although he likes to cuddle with you, he is not a velcro dog. He can be outside by himself and enjoy it; he can also rest during the day without needing to cuddle up constantly. He's spent most all of his 7 years with one family before coming to HOTLR. He's a dog that needs someone to take a chance on him but will reward you handsomely for doing so. We think he'd do well with a family with older kids who like to run or play or just being a wonderful companion to a couple or single adult. 11/8/19 We've gotten to know more about Jake including how he would do with another big dog visiting his foster home and the answer is that he did fine. No possessiveness; he even enjoyed playing with another dog instead of entertaining himself alone with his ball. He continues to sleep through the night without any mishaps. He has enjoyed several dips in the pool and can be outside in the yard without needing company. We've yet to hear him bark! 10/31/19 Jake has been in his foster home for four days now and is really enjoying being back in a home setting. He is a beautiful seven year old boy with lots of energy; obviously has had some training in his past so sits nicely on command, walks well on a leash, although he likes to be in the lead, and lives to cuddle with you. He has his final heart worm treatment in November but is ready for a forever home. He crates well but is also fine in the house on 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

TC
TC TC TC
TC- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: male
November 19 at 8:44 PM

TC has fully recovered from his broken leg, and is now ready to be a young, happy boy! He is crate- and house-trained, seems to do well with other dogs, although sometimes he's a bit too enthusiastic in his greetings. We think he is actually part Boxer, so he's a "rare" boxador!

8/27/19 TC was hit by a car and ended up at a shelter where he was slated for euthanasia. 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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Maryann
Maryann Maryann Maryann
Maryann- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
November 15 at 9:58 AM

Thank you Jennifer for fostering Maryann!

11/15/19 Maryanne is a true joy. To watch this girl outside is amazing, running, playing with the other dogs and checking out seven acres of wildlife and smells. She is interested in the birds in the trees and chases the dove and bobwhites. She has learned, ¯Time for a walk¯, ¯Let¯s go¯ and ¯cookie¯ are some of her more favorites. We are still working on sit, stay and lay down. I have a crate set up and put her toys in at the end of the day. She will take the toys out though and is not interested using the crate. She does great in the house staying on her pillow, so we have not pushed the crate training. Maryanne is house broken and does not get on the furniture or chew on items besides her toy or Kong. She takes cues from the other dogs like laying down outside of the kitchen and not begging. Still shy when introducing to new people but that last a few minutes and then because your best friend. Best of all she has a smooth coat for easy clean with all the rain. She has adapted well to our multiple dog and cat home. She does show excitement to the cats but does not chase them or is aggressive towards them. Our cats will run by her and she does not chase them. We also have chickens and neighbor¯s horses and she is excited to meet them but also does not act aggressive to either. Maryanne has never shown aggressive behavior to us while being petted or fed etc. She truly is a sweet girl that will make a perfect family dog. 11/8/19 Maryanne is having a great time on the Reid ranch. She is the best puppy ever. Still shy in the morning. When we step outside the shyness is gone. She was born to run, just call her and she is back giving kisses. Totally a pack dog.

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

Prima
Prima Prima
Prima- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 14 at 11:55 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Prima and her pups.

Prima will be available in late December when she is finished teaching her liter the basics. She has met dogs and cats and been good with both. She also seems to be housetrained. She is on the smaller side, too. She knows some basic commands, too!

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

Pookie
Pookie- DOB Oct. 28, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 14 at 11:50 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Pookie!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Pookie is one of Prima's puppies. She won't be available for adoption until late December, but get your applications in NOW!

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

Petra
Petra- DOB Oct. 28, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 14 at 11:50 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Petra!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Petra is one of Prima's puppies. She won't be available for adoption until late December, but get your applications in NOW!

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

Prissy
Prissy- DOB Oct. 28, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 14 at 11:49 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Prissy!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Prissy is one of Prima's puppies. She won't be available for adoption until late December, but get your applications in NOW!

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

Pretzel
Pretzel- DOB Oct. 28, 2019
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
November 14 at 11:48 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Pretzel!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Pretzel is one of Prima's puppies. She won't be available for adoption until late December, but get your applications in NOW!

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

Puff
Puff- DOB Oct. 28, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
November 14 at 11:48 AM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Puff!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

Puff is one of Prima's puppies. He won't be available for adoption until late December, but get your applications in NOW!

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

Pete
Pete Pete Pete
Pete- DOB January 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
November 9 at 2:45 PM

Thank you Mike for fostering Pete!

10/17 Pete has been with us for just over a month and I can't say enough great things about him. He's that companion dog from the movies that is always there supporting his hero and providing comic relief. He's very attentive and snuggly, but has just the right spark of independence that gives him personality and charm. He listens like a champ and is quickly learning manners and how to walk well on the leash. He's crate trained and can take long stints in there without issue. He's potty trained and has even learned to signal when he wants to go outside. 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

Mishi
Mishi Mishi Mishi
Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
October 29 at 5:52 PM

Mishi is staying at the Ranch and is looking for a foster family to help her prepare for forever family!

10/25/19 Mishi is a sweet, young, large, loving dog. She loves to play with other pups, she will play chase with them as long as they will. She is good in her crate, house trained and so full of love.

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

Checkers
Checkers Checkers Checkers
Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
October 20 at 8:14 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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Aspen
Aspen Aspen Aspen
Aspen- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
October 18 at 12:15 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 okay with dominant cats, but will chase cats who run.

He's been really good with my neighbors older kiddos (10+), but he's big and loves to play so a little caution is advised.

Aspen 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 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.

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Rizzo
Rizzo- DOB August 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
December 9 at 12:59 PM

These pups are at the ranch and looking for fosters!

NOTE: The adoption fee for puppies is $350.

11/14/19 Meet the Pink Ladies! These sisters are about 14 weeks old and as cute as can be! Rizzo, Jan, Sandy, and Frenchie are all looking for their true loves!

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Timber
Timber Timber Timber
Timber- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
December 9 at 12:59 PM

11/16/19 When we first picked Timber up to foster, we were worried he would be a very shy dog that would be hard to connect with. But after having him for our first month, we couldn¯t have been more wrong. Timber is a sweet, cuddly, excitable, smart, loyal, playful, treat-driven boy. It took only a few days for Timber to warm up to us and show us his true personality. Since he's been with us, Timber has learned 3 new commands and continually shows us how smart he is. He knows: Sit, Down, Stay, Kennel Up, and Leave It. He loves to go on his walks around the neighborhood and equally loves napping around the house. Timber is looking for a forever family that is willing to help him get out of his comfort zone and learn how to be a more confident dog out in the world. With a small bit of patience and understanding, Timber will be an excellent companion. He truly is one of the easiest foster dogs we¯ve had.

Timber is available for an extended adoption trial period, as it simply takes him a little longer to settle in and show his true potential.

10/18/19 This boys personality is just adorable. He prances when its time to eat, will sprawl out from tip to tail when relaxing and absolutely loves to snuggle with his people. Timber is a special boy that will thrive in a home with another dog and a patient person to show him he's safe and unconditionally loved.

Timer is about 4 years old, house and crate trained, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. Timber has done well with older kids who understand that he may need some time and space to feel safe before snuggling.

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.

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



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Riva
Riva Riva Riva
Riva- DOB April 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
December 9 at 12:58 PM

11/29 - Riva is slowly coming out of her shell and feeling comfortable around us. She is great with kids. She happily goes into her crate to nap throughout the day or play with chew toys. She has started to fetch a ball when thrown for her in the yard. She will whine and go to the door if she needs to go out to potty. Riva is very quiet and low maintenance, but will need a family who can help her with her shyness. We are working on leash training. She will let you put one on, but currently she will lay down if you try to walk her. She is also very nervous riding in a vehicle. She likes to be petted and will give you lots of kisses, but she is not needy. 11/25- This sweet girl is so shy and timid. She slowly warms up to you and loves to give kisses and wag her tail. Over the next week we will be working on bringing her out of her shell and letting her know what fun she is going to have in her new life. Watch this space... Riva is a 7 month old pup who is a bit timid but adores affection. She hasn't had much exposure to the outside world and doesn't know how to walk on a leash. She's getting more and more confident every day. She's going to be a petite girl, is good in her crate, and is so ready for a loving home.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Indiana
Indiana Indiana Indiana
Indiana- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
December 9 at 12:58 PM

Indiana is at the ranch and would love a foster of her own.

11/27/19 Indiana is 4.5 years old and was turned into the Bastrop shelter. She's incredibly sweet, easy going, and friendly. She loves to play fetch and is good with dogs and kids.

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

Drizzle
Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle
Drizzle- DOB Early 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
December 9 at 12:57 PM

Drizzle is at the ranch and would love a foster of her own.

11/30/19 Drizzle is between 8-10 months old. She's a sweetheart who is house trained and great in a crate. She's gentle and good with other dogs. She's a very loving pup.

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

Storm
Storm Storm Storm
Storm- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
December 9 at 12:57 PM

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

11/29/19 Storm is 2 years old. He's crate and house trained. He's good with other dogs and is fairly calm and gentle.

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

Peppa
Peppa Peppa Peppa
Peppa- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
November 19 at 8:41 PM

Peppa found her forever home! We are so happy for her. She has adjusted well with her new family.

Peppa is being fostered by Sandy and Rob and their family! She did great in the crate, checked out her new surroundings & has settled nicely in her new foster home. Peppa loves treats & already knows a few tricks, sit, stay & lay down. She is doing great with our other dog, got along instantly. We are looking forward to working with her & loving on her to get her ready for her forever family.

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

Maizey
Maizey- DOB 2011 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
November 19 at 8:34 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

Tux
Tux Tux Tux
Tux- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
November 19 at 8:33 PM

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

11/9/19 Tux is settling in nicely. He is super affectionate, is great in his crate and has medium energy.

11/3/19 Tux just came today. He was an owner surrender to the La Grange shelter. He's 3 years old, super handsome and enjoys love.

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

Diego
Diego Diego Diego
Diego- DOB May 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
November 19 at 8:32 PM

Thank you Ivonne for fostering Diego!

11/11/19 Diego has been with us a little over a week and is the sweetest pup. He sleeps in his kennel without any issues and is learning how to sit. He loves to cuddles and is wonderful around dogs (We have 3) and kids (We have 2). He is a bit bashful when meeting new people and dogs, but quickly warms up once he knows he is safe.

11/4/19 Diego is a 6 month old lab mix pup with a heart of gold! He's going to be on the smaller side, maybe only getting to 50 pounds. He's great with other dogs and kids, is a bit timid in new situations, but adapts quickly. He's good in a crate and will sleep all night without an accident. We're working on getting better pictures.

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Gali
Gali Gali Gali
Gali- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
November 19 at 8:31 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.

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Ripp
Ripp Ripp Ripp
Ripp- DOB April 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
November 19 at 8:31 PM

11/12/19 Ripp is continuing to come out of his shell, and is quite the loving and playful dog! He has been good with our kiddos ages 6 and older, and loves running around with them in the backyard. He would definitely benefit from being with an active family, or having a doggy friend closer to his size to play with. He gets along well with our small 12 pound dog, but his playfulness can be a little overwhelming for her. He has also noticed the cat now, and is quite curious. He really just wants to play, but our cat isn¯¯t interested. I think Ripp would be OK with a more dominant cat, but would likely chase a cat that ran. Ripp continues to work on his leash manners, and is improving daily. He has also been good about not getting on the furniture, but deep down he REALLY wants to sit next to you and snuggle, if that¯s something you¯d be okay with. He continues to do well in his crate, and is not a big barker at all.

11/7/19 Pictures just do not do this gorgeous boy justice. When you meet him in person, you¯¯ll see just how handsome he is! He¯¯s also incredibly sweet, and great with kids. And has so far ignored the cat. He¯¯s house trained, and zero accidents so far he¯¯s been with us. He also does great in his crate, and sleeps through the night without a peep. He knows sit, is working on not jumping up, and responds very well to training....he truly aims to please you! Ripp is doing well on his walks so far, friendly with any dogs we¯¯ve met along the way, and is continuing to work on his leash manners. He can be reserved in new situations, but with a little warming up time, loves to give kisses and just wants to hang out with you!

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.

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Skipper
Skipper Skipper Skipper
Skipper- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
November 19 at 8:30 PM

Thank you Nancy and Stuart for fostering Skipper!

Definitely a lab. Skipper really wanted to hop in the tub with me. Seeking a companion to take long, luxurious hot baths with? Look no further. Skipper is your guy.

11/10/19 Skipper has settled in very quickly. He is sweet and he thinks he is a lap dog lol. Great with our cat. House trained and crate trained. He even knows how to smile lol.

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.

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Mr. Smiles
Mr. Smiles Mr. Smiles
Mr. Smiles- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
November 19 at 8:29 PM

11-14-19 Mr.Smiles has already won our hearts. He is very gentle and affectionate. He loves our son and happily goes to everyone he meets for hugs and attention. He seems to be a little timid at first and a little nervous of certain noises where he will shy away, but his tail is wagging. He waits nicely for his food and doesn¯t eat it quickly. He waits by the back door to go out and he will whine if you do not see him to let you know he is waiting. He walks nicely on a leash. As we have just brought him home we have not introduced him yet to other dogs while walking, we want him to get use to us first and for us to know him, but he was fine with the dogs at the ranch. He spent the night quietly in his crate and slept through until the morning. The only issue we have had is that he likes to get up on the couch, so we are working on manners and the meaning of off.😁 So far he has been a pleasure to have and we think he will be an awesome family pet. 11-12-19 Mr. Smiles is brand new to us, so we will post more as we get to know him.

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Tipper
Tipper- DOB 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
November 19 at 8:28 PM

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

11/15/19 Tipper is around 10 months old and 50 or so pounds. She is a bit timid and overwhelmed by the loss of her family. She is very sweet and wants to be friends with everyone. She is currently a reserved girl and a quieter home for her to gain confidence in would be best. She will benefit greatly from positive-reinforcement training classes that will build her confidence!

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Bandit
Bandit Bandit Bandit
Bandit- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
November 1 at 2:54 PM

10/31/19 Yay for Bandit!! He went to his forever home & is so happy! He is already being loved & settling in. Love when there is a perfect match. ❤️ Congrats

10/21/19 Bandit continues to be a sweetheart, he has such a cute personality & wants to be in your lap!!! He went to the Cedar Bark Fest & was Mr. Social. He is ready for his forever home.

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.

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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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