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.

Jeri
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Jeri- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
Yesterday at 1:13 PM

Thank you Janet and Tommy for fostering Jeri!

2/11/19 Jeri has been with us for a few days now. She is settling into our home nicely. She is a bundle of joy! She loves to play with toys or a ball. She like to chase the ball more than retrieve it - but we are working on that. The first night in her crate she barked for about 5 minutes, the 2nd night she wimpered about 5 minutes, now she sleeps all night in her crate. She has been using our doggie door and has done great. She likes her daily walks and does pretty well on a leash. She doesn't pull, but she does like to wander side to side! She gets along great with our two dogs. I think she would be a great addition to any family. Ask to meet Jeri at the next meet and greet.

2/6/19 Jeri is an awesome dog! She is smaller, around 55 pounds, extremely gentle and great on a leash. She likes other dogs, is gentle around young kids and is always up to give cuddles.

2/4/19 Jeri was rescued today! She is approximately 2-3 years old. She is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home for Valentine¯s Day while she waits for her forever family. We will post more information and pictures soon.

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

Mandy
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Mandy- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
Yesterday at 1:12 PM

THANK YOU Gerry for fostering marvelous Mandy!

2/9/19 Mandy has come so far since first leaving the shelter. She is much more cuddly and excited to see her human friends. However, she doesn't like all dogs. She would do best in an only dog home. She isn't a typical dog aggressive dog, as she can be in a yard loose with other dogs, but once a dog approaches her human, she will go after the dog. She can also walk nicely on a leash near other dogs without being reactive, but wouldn't do well if a dog charged her while she was on leash (would any of do well in that situation, though?). She is so calm and will make an amazing pet for someone who just wants a quiet dog to live with them. She needs to go to an adult home, though. Grandkids would be fine, but the fast movements and loud noises from young kids seems to really stress her out. She is getting better with this though, as she has learned toddlers tend to carry food and are willing to share. This makes them easier to love in her book!

1/24/19 Mandy just arrived in foster and is doing well. She crates really nicely without a peep and has great house manners, is totally hosue trained and doesn't get on the furniture. When she arrived, she was timid and afraid of small toddlers, but has really come out of her shell and is sweet with everyone she meets. She is medium energy and is good with a nice long walk and lots of time with her people. She is settling in nicely and waiting patiently for her forever family. She's a bit on the petite side for a lab and would make a wonderful addition to many families!

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

Eda
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Eda- DOB 2018
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
February 19 at 1:12 PM

2/19/19 Eda is simply amazing. She was very shy and suspicious of men when we first brought her home, but once she settled in she's turned out to be very affectionate, easy going and well behaved. She's smart, knows basic commands and is picking up the rules of the house very quickly. She gets along very well with other dogs and loves to play with them. She's shown some interest in fetch, gets the chasing part but has a bit to learn when it comes to returning the ball. She loves her crate and even hangs out in it when she wants quiet time. Finally, she's a great size, not too big and not too small. 2/16/19 Eda was rescued today. She is approximately 10 months old. We will post more about her as we get to know her. Thank you Mike and Lauren for fostering beautiful Eda.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Lola
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Lola- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 17 at 3:33 PM

Thank you Courtney for fostering Lola. She is approximately 14 months old and on the smaller side at about 50 lbs. She is house and crate trained and super sweet. She loves to play fetch and tug of war. She is good on a leash and a great walking companion. She loves belly rubs and car rides. She is still very much a puppy and will need continued manners training.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Banks
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Banks- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 17 at 3:26 PM

Thanks to Jim & Peggy for fostering Banks!

2/14/19 If you're looking for a fun sidekick to do life with, Banks is your guy! He's a big lovable lug who wants nothing more than to pal around with his favorite person. Banks is always game to play a little ball, enjoy walks in the neighborhood, go for car rides, or just chillax at home. He did great at the office as well, making fast friends with everyone he met.

1/29/19 Handsome Banks is a delight! He is working hard to learn the daily routines and house rules, but he learns quickly and loves being told he's "a good boy." Banks enjoys playing with toys, hanging out with his people and dog-friends, and of course mealtime and walkies are high on his list of favorite pastimes.

1/27/19 Banks transferred to his foster home on Friday and is busy learning the ropes. This big boy already knows sit and shake and walks well on leash. More info as he settles in!

1/18/19 Banks gets along with other dogs and loves to play fetch. He sleeps quietly through the night in his crate.

1/16/19 Banks was rescued today and is looking for his forever home. He is HW+ and will be available through our Foster-to-Adopt program. HOTLR will pay for his treatments while you care and love him through it. He is a sweet boy and ready to meet YOU! We will post more information as we get to know him.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Moonshine
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Moonshine- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 17 at 3:25 PM

Thank you David for fostering sweet Moonshine!

2/14/19 She's been with us for just a few days, but she's a total pleasure to have around. She has only played with my dog JD once for a few minutes, but they get along just fine. On walks she's calm and friendly when meeting other on leash dogs and is happy to be petted by their people or any other passersby. She's a great companion but won't be your jogging partner or your kids' playmate.

2/6/19 Moonshine is a sweet, gentle, easy going girl. She does well with other dogs and sleeps all night in the crate. She is super quiet and low energy. She is a bit hand shy at the moment and doesn't like her collar grabbed or to get cornered in places, so we recommend no kids under 10. We do feel she will get past this fear with a bunch of love and some treats! She is a larger dog, around 90 pounds. She walks nicely on a leash and doesn't require too much exercise.

2/1/19 Moonshine was rescued today! She is approximately 3 years old and appears to be a Lab/Pyrenees mix. We will post more information and pictures as we get to know her. She would love a foster home while he waits for her forever home!

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

Micki
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Micki- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 17 at 2:14 PM

Thank you Kate for fostering Micki!

2/17/19 Micki hit a milestone yesterday! In her first week with me it was, shall we say, an active physical negotiation to persuade her into her crate. Now she willingly steps in with a treat bribe and allows me to close the door without protest. She's most definitely misnamed. She stays so close to me, I think "Shadow" would have been a better name for her. She's not much of a barker, but when there is something amiss outside the house, she's quite verbal and vigilant until those neighbor dogs get off her front lawn, after which she struts around quite pleased with herself.

2/12/19 No squirrel will be safe in your yard if Micki is on guard! She is overcoming her shyness and giving my 85-lb Labrador-in-residence a run for his money. They're having a great time together. She is very treat-driven and learned "sit" in a day! She's a little uncertain about new dog acquaintances, but warms up quickly. And those eyes! Her big, round, imploring eyes will melt your heart.

2/6/19 Micki is a kissing fool! She loves everyone and wants to show them with the tiniest, gentle kisses. She is a bit timid and often times crawls up to meet a new person, but she really likes meeting new people so we are hopeful she will start walking to them soon. Once she knows you she is a confident, happy girl who wants nothing more than to cuddle with you! She will sit next to you all night long if you let her. She is smaller, around 50 pounds, walks well on leash and is very good in her crate.

2/2/19 Micki was rescued today! She is approximately 10 months old. She is heartworm negative. We will post pictures and information as we get to know her.

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

Baylor
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Baylor- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 16 at 8:10 PM

2/15/19 Baylor was rescued today. He is currently staying at the Ranch, but would love a foster home while he waits for his forever family. He is a friendly and mellow 2 year old that will need some training. We will post more about him as we get to know him better.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Mercy
Mercy- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 16 at 8:10 PM

2/15/19 Mercy was rescued today! A sincere thanks to Tommy and Janet for fostering Mercy. She is approximately 6 years old, very sweet and dog friendly, likes water and rides nicely in the car. We will post more about her as we get to know her.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Wrigley
Wrigley- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
February 16 at 8:06 PM

2/15/19 Wrigley was rescued today. He is approximately 7 months old and would love a foster home to help him with manners and confidence while he waits for his forever family. We will post more about him soon.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Birdie
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Birdie- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 15 at 5:35 PM

Thank you Stacey and Bill for fostering Birdie!

Birdie is a sweet 4 month old puppy that is living in a foster home until she finds her forever family. She plays great with her foster siblings and is kid friendly. She is crate trained and sleeps through the night. She learned the doggy door in one day at her new foster's house so we will continue the house training. She knows Sit and Down and loves to play.

THE ADOPTION FEE FOR PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE IS $350.

Thanks to Karen Stromme for sponsoring Birdie! We could not save as many great Labs like Birdie without our incredible sponsors!


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

Dusty
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Dusty- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 14 at 4:49 PM

Thank you Jessica for fostering Darling Dusty.

2/14 Dusty's been with us for almost 2 weeks now and continues to get more comfortable around the house. So much so that she will actually lay down a little more without fear that we're leaving just because we've walked out of the room. :) With that said, she still craves A LOT of attention and cannot get enough affection. She's still trying to win over our 9 lb morkie, which is taking a little time. Dusty's doing better on a leash, resorted to using a harness, which has helped, and does great in the car.

2/6/19 Dusty is doing great settling into her foster home. She survived a Super Bowl party and even made some new friends in several people and pups. Dusty is super sweet and enjoys a good belly rub. She's been my (big) shadow since we came home and is inquisitive about everything that we do. Dusty is full of energy and would be great with a family with kids who can tire her out. :) We're working on some manners as well as walking nicely on a leash. We look forward to our first trip to the dog park soon!

1/25/19 Dusty is a beautiful 14 month old Labrador with plenty of energy. She is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home while she waits for her forever home. She is dog and kid friendly, house and crate trained.

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

Checkers
Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 14 at 1:00 PM

2/13/19 Checkers was rescued today and is living at the Ranch, but would love a foster home until he finds his forever home. He is approximately 18 months old. We will post more after he is vetted and we learn more about him.

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Blackie
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Blackie- DOB 11/29/13
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 14 at 9:22 AM

Blackie is in need of a new foster home while she waits for her FOREVER family to find her!

2-2-19 Blackie has been in her foster home for two weeks now and she thinks living with a family is the BEST. She's not so much a velcro dog as a cuddle bug. She walks well on a leash and walks 3 miles each day. She's not much of a barker and is very calm when new people come into the house. She's good with children too. We don't think she's had much experience living in a house and will do well with a family that would enjoy her exuberant affection and who also is willing to spend time training her. Thank you Margaret for fostering Blackie!

1/18/19 Blackie has come a long way in the past month. She absolutely wants nothing more than to be with her person, and she gets along with other dogs. She's working on being able to give people enough space to walk, but that is a work in progress as she thinks sitting directly in front of you is the best place to be.

1/10/19 Blackie is an incredible dog. She wants nothing more than to sit next to you and give you all the love she can. She is good with other dogs, though likes to chase cats. She is quiet, easy going, a bit needy, but overall gentle and kind. She is good with kids and would love to be part of your family.

1/1/19 Blackie is as sweet and kind as they come! She is a smaller girl, around 50 pounds, and has never met a stranger. She is good with other dogs, good in a crate and will make you smile every time you look at her!

12/15/18 Blackie was rescued today and is looking for a foster home until she finds her forever family! We will post information and pictures soon. Please stay tuned.

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

Suri
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Suri- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 13 at 10:25 AM

Thank you Nicole and Eli for fostering Sweet Suri!

2/13/19 Suri is such a sweetheart. She likes to be wherever people are. Suri is completely house trained. We say she is like a teenager, Suri loves to go for long walks and be active but is also happy to lay around the house. Suri is very patient especially with our young kids. She has made improvements with her leash walking, which we practice. Suri loves toys and is a master tug-o-war player with her tug toys. While playing she knows it¯s a game. She will gentle slide her mouth down the toy if she realizes you don¯t have enough to hold onto just to keep the game going.

1/23/19 We have had Suri for about a week now - she is amazing! She is smart, she loves to cuddle, she loves people and her fur siblings. Awesome in the crate and totally house trained. We are working on house manners and she is learning fast. She loves to play hard with her fur siblings and is very verbal when she plays. She knew "sit" when she came to us and she has nailed the "down" command. We are also working on our leash walking skills

1/13/19 Suri is so playful and loving. She is a bit rambunctious for small children, but good for middle aged kids! She is great in a crate, house trained and so ready for someone to love her forever. She knows sit and would love to go to some training classes with you!

12/25/18 Suri is such a friendly, excited girl. She loves to wrestle and play. She will sit next to you and get pet for hours or go for a 5 mile walk with you! She is great in a crate, seems house trained and knows sit.

11/24/18 Suri is an exuberant young girl who loves everyone, well maybe not cats, but humans and dogs are awesome. Suri is good in her crate and plays well with the other dogs. She's very muscular and pulls hard on her leash, but we're working on that. She is young and easily excited, but calms down quickly!

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


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Tinsel
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Tinsel- DOB 2011
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 12 at 10:44 PM

Thank you Jeff and Isabella for fostering Tinsel!

2-12-19 Tinsel has been with us for just over a month. We have really enjoyed watching her grow in confidence after having been in a shelter for 4 months before we started fostering her. Tinsel stays close inside and out while loving riding in the car and going for jogs at town lake. She experiences separation anxiety; however, it appears to improve weekly. She willingly goes (sadly) into the kennel when we leave and is so happy when one of us comes home. Tinsel gets along well with our older English lab who comes over for weekend visits. They both sleep on my bed at night. All in all, tinsel is a loving, cuddle companion, who will follow you anywhere. Very easy and always ready to put on a leash for a walk or ride in the car. She plays well with other dogs; however, i recommend that she either be sole dog in the house or companion to other low to medium energy dog. Also, recommend tinsel to someone who works from home or retired person looking for companion. I work from home and take her with me to coffee shops - great firend to both me and my teenage daughter 1-10-19 She is loving all the attention in her new foster home. She walks great on a leash and enjoys a short run too. She is dog friendly, house and crate trained.

1/15/19 Tinsel is the sweetest girl. she loves to roll around in the grass and go for runs and is such a cuddle bug. she loves to ride in the car too!

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

Belle
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Belle- DOB 8/7/11
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 11 at 11:22 AM

Thank you Galyna for giving Belle a foster home and foster siblings to learn from!

1/17/19 Belle is working on walking on the leash. She still likes to jump up on everyone, but is getting better at calming down. She needs to go to a home without young children as she tries to snatch whatever is in your hands in case it is a ball. She is great in a crate and loves to carry toys in her mouth.

1/1/19 Belle is such a sweet dog! She loves to fetch, though can't find it some of the time. She is a bouncy middle aged girl that proves "8 is the new 2!" She is good with other dogs as long as they don't try to steal her ball. She is good in a crate and potty trained. She would be better with older children as she is a bit mouthy if you pull on her or she is reaching for a toy.

12/15/18 Belle is 8 year old Golden Retriever that was rescued with a group of Labradors.

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

Bianca
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Bianca- DOB 2015
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 11 at 11:14 AM

Bianca is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home until she finds her forever family!

2/9/19 Bianca has stunning blue eyes. She might be a husky/lab mix as her tail is so fluffy! She loves the water and enjoys playing fetch. She plays very well with other dogs and is very good with kids. She has medium energy, walks pretty well on a leash and is good in her crate!

2/2/29 Bianca was rescued today! She is a beautiful, blue-eyed 3 year old that is on the smaller size at about 55 pounds. We will post more information about her as we get to know her.

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

Molly
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Molly- DOB 2012
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
February 11 at 11:11 AM

Thank you Jim and Celeste for fostering Molly!

2/7/19 Molly has settled in beautifully. She¯s calm, but occasionally will pounce on a toy and bring it to me to play. She loves to retrieve the ball in the backyard. Her favorite thing is going for walks. She¯s good with neighborhood dogs and children. We haven¯t found a single bad habit from this sweet girl. She aims to please and has a lot of love to give to some lucky family.

2/5/19 Molly was stressed out at the Animal Control Center where she was surrendered after her elderly caregiver reportedly fell and broke her hip. Once we got her home and had a long walk she was right as rain. She slept quietly through the night and has her joie de vivre back. She seems well mannered, even tempered and has that great Lab personality. She gets along well with her housemate Lab ¯ very polite. She¯s house trained and knows the usual commands. Very sweet. Adopting her would be easy-peasy!

2/4/19 Molly was rescued today from a shelter after being surrendered. She is approximately 6 years old and was terrified in the shelter and luckily moved into a loving foster home so she can feel the love again. We will post pictures and information on Molly as we get to know her.

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

Diva
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Diva- DOB 6/12/12
Color: Black
Gender: female
February 9 at 2:13 PM

Thank you Margaret for fostering Diva!

2/9/19Diva is so short you forget she is agile enough to jump all the way up onto your kitchen counters if there is a snack up there! She's good with other dogs, is sleeping quietly through the night in a crate, swims, fetches, and loves to be as lap dog.

1/26/19 - It's me, Diva again. I had a good day today, got to walk about 3 miles and then got to visit Half-Price books, where a lot of people told me how sweet I am and how soft my fur is. It's enough to give a girl a swollen head, except that would look funny with my small body. And best of all, I'm getting some serious snuggle time tonight with some good treats. 1/19/19 At age 6 1/2 Diva is proof that 45 is the new 25 in dog years. She loves to go on long walks and to chase tennis balls, but she's equally comfortable taking it easy on the sofa watching tv with her human buddies. She told her foster mom that she thinks that she'd love to be adopted by an energetic retiree or work-from-home owner so that she could get lots of hugs and and ball chasing breaks during the day. 1/14/19 Diva has settled in comfortably in her new foster home with Lynn. She had a full day with a trip to the vet, PetSmart, and a nice long walk around her new neighborhood. She walked great and ignored other dogs that barked at her from behind wrought iron fences and sat patiently as her new foster Mom introduced her to neighbors and chatted for a bit. As you can see from the first pic, she enjoys a "cushy" lifestyle on sofas and chairs. She is very quiet, no barking yet, even when we had a visitor. 1/17/19 We went to the dog park today and had fun. After a brief trial off-leash, we leashed up again since Diva doesn't yet recognize or respond to commands very well. She made a lot of new acquaintances though, both large & small without any problems. She is definitely a counter-surfer so we're trying to work on that. I'm using the crate with her while I'm away til she gets a bit more used to her foster digs. She is not a fan of the crate and moans in protest as I leave, but she goes in without a problem. She is defintely house-broken and sleeps through the night without problem in an easy chair next to my bed. Everyone she meets just adores her! 1/18/19 Diva is heartworm positive, so is available for our foster-to-adopt program. She'll be great with it since her favorite activity is hanging out on the couch with her person!

12/15/18 Diva is new to us. She is a smaller Lab and as sweet as can be. She loves to snuggle and wants to be a lap dog or is trying to make up for all the attention she missed before we rescued her.



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

Dunkin
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Dunkin- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 9 at 1:24 PM

2/9/19 - Dunks, Dunky, Little tough guy... just a few of the nicknames we've give this sweet boy. He is little dude, only weighing in at about 38 lbs but in that small frame he packs a lot of love and personality. Little Dunks has some killer good looks with a curly tail, beautiful soft black fur and a face that looks like a cross between a lab puppy and tough dog. Some of Dunkin's favorite past times include chewing on toys, chasing lights and shadows, and being a snuggly lap dog. We'd say Dunkin is a Medium to High energy dog and definitely needs a home where he will be given plenty of mental and physical exercise. He is a pretty vocal doggo so his forever home will need to be okay with some barking. Enough exercise definitely helps keep this to a minimum. He has done great in the crate and is totally house trained. He knows sit, kennel, and is learning down and stay - he is very food motivated.

1/29/19 Dunkin is approximately 16 months old. He is a typical young Lab that is always ready to play. He is dog and kid friendly, house and crate trained.

Thank you Leigh and Todd for fostering Dunkin!

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

Maverick
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Maverick - DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
February 6 at 8:08 PM

Maverick is at the ranch and would love a foster home of his own! 2/9/19 Maverick is a stunning English lab, with a great box head. He also has an amazing personality! He is calm, easy going, walks so good on a leash and is great with other dogs. He crates easily, though he is still getting used to sleeping in the crate at night. So far he hasn't been destructive and will just sit next to you all night long. He is so easy going and good with kids! He is a very special dog.

2/2/19 Maverick was rescued today after being left at an Emergency Vet. We will post more information as we get to know him.

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

Aspen
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Aspen- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
February 1 at 11:40 AM

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 and a little extra bulk 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 likes to snuggle but he's not a velcro dog. He'll come for love and then go do his own thing. He likes to be in the room with you and will follow you to and fro. He even likes to stick his head in the shower while you are in there and try to play with the water 😂 He is BIG (85 pounds) and Strong and plays rough with my 2 year old male husky (which is what we wanted in a foster as Stoney is big and plays rough too). Not rough ugly, just Hard! He's ok with my more dominant cat - he'll chase her in fun if she runs but doesn't try to get her - he has a scratch on his nose to show for it. My more timid cat is still very scared of him because, again, he'll chase her if she runs. He's been really good with my neighbors older kiddos, 10 and up, but again, he plays rough - plays hard I guess - and is a bit much for their younger kids though he is very sweet with them when he's not playing. He's also a giant snuggle bug and likes to sit On my lap on the couch and will flop down against you on the bed for snuggles. He likes to stretch out and lay back to back with you on the bed, he's like the softest, biggest heading pad ever and feels so good on your back. He was a little food aggressive when he got here and is a consummate counter surfer. We usually free-feed but had to pick up the bowls and feed separately for the first few days. 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 has learned many good behaviors easily because he's both extremely eager to please and also very food motivated. He liked to put your hands and arms in your mouth when he first got here but quickly learned that this result in the immediate cessation of petting. Same thing with jumping up - no attention. He also taught himself that if you have food and he wants some that if he Slams his butt to the ground and gives you that hopeful look that he's almost guaranteed a reward. He still gets a little food aggressive if it's a special treat so you have to watch him if he's in a home with a buddy. Aspen and Stoney both have a few scratches and bangs but not from fighting. The only time they have gotten a bit out of control was when they were wrestling and, as far as I can figure, one got the other one's collar stuck in his mouth and couldn't get away and the other thought he was trying to get him and they both started to (understandably) freak out a bit. Otherwise they just tear through the house, up and down the stairs, chasing and wrestling, banging off of furniture and each other. They try to jump up and wrestle on the bed (no thank you! You can sleep here but no wrestling!) and throw each other off of it. I think he would do best with another young, strong, playful dog, who is not too dominant. He would probably do ok as an only dog if his parent was home full time and very active. He and Stoney really just wear each other out playing. We used to have to run Stoney (husky) at least 30 minutes a day or he would start to go crazy. And not just a nice jog with stopping and sniffing, a full out run with one of us on a bike trying to keep up. My neighbor will skateboard him around the block 6 or 7 times and they both have a blast. Now they all three dogs enjoy a nice walk/jog in the evenings but if we miss it they are fine because they get so much exercise playing with each other. We've taken him to a Walnut Creek dog park and he splashed right into the water and waded up to his chest. 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 with either a person or Stoney. 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. He has fur like velvet that is thick and deep and you can spend all day petting. He's got a little bit of bulk on him but is so athletic he can do a springing four legged hop from flat footed over the arm of the couch and onto your lap. 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 everytime 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.

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Cash
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Cash- DOB 2012 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
January 30 at 7:11 PM

1/3/19: Cash has completed his heartworm treatment and 30 day rest period and is ready to join a loving family. We feel he would do best as an only dog and he will shower you with his cuddle love and affection. 8/1/18: Thank you Damaris and Jose for fostering Cash!

7/28/18 Cash is so gentle and sweet! He loves carrying stuffed animals around wherever he goes. He's great in the crate and walks nicely on a leash. If you're looking for a chill cuddle bug, Cash is your dog!

Cash loves car rides, walks good on a leash and is crate trained. He is Heartworm positive and will begin treatment mid September - October. Cash is available to Foster to Adopt!

7/10/18 Cash was rescued today! He is living at the Ranch and would love a foster home while he waits for his forever home! He is around 6 years old, loves toys and balls and is good in a crate. We will post more as we get to know Cash.

Thanks to Vance McCool for sponsoring Cash! We could not save as many great Labs like Cash without our incredible sponsors!


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Lincoln
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Lincoln- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
12/03/2018 8:24 PM

Thanks to Laurie and family for fostering Lincoln!

HI Everyone - it's Lincoln again- I figure it's about time for an update. I'm doing really great in my foster home, but I'd love to have my very own forever home. I LOVE playing with the dogs in my foster home - so if you have pups in your house I'm sure we will get along GREAT! Also I'm super with kids too. I've been helping the kids here play fortnite and I love it when we go outside and they throw toys for me!! Now that it's cooling off I'm sure you are looking for someone to snuggle with and I am FANTASTIC at that. I've also been building up my running distance I've now gone as far as 4 miles! But most of the time I'm happy with a nice brisk walk or light jog 20 - 30 min. At the end of the day I LOVE to cuddle on the couch with you. Over all I'm a really chill guy and pretty independent, and as an added bonus I'll keep your yard squirrel free!

Hi Guys - Lincoln here - I've gotten settled in at my foster home now and thought I would tell you a little bit about me. I REALLY LOVE going for walks and jogs. I get really excited at the beginning, (my foster mom says we are working on that) but once I settle down I walk very nicely on my leash. I'm really curious and want to see and explore everything!! I've had a lot of fun playing with the other dogs in the house and I am quickly learning their boundaries too. Once I get the wiggles out I am a champion snuggler, and I like to lay right next to you on the couch while you are relaxing. I like to meet new people and I'm pretty good about not jumping up on them.

My foster mom says I'm really smart - I learned how to use the dog door in about 2 seconds, I know sit and I've picked up the routines of my foster home really fast and I haven't had even 1 accident.

While I think the foster home is really great I would love a family of my own that I can go on adventures or play with then come home have a yummy dinner (I love food too)and snuggle up with.

6/28/18 Today we took Lincoln on his first "light jog" a little 20 minute jog around the neighborhood - he did great we are working on leash manners but once he settles in he does fantastic. I think he'll make a great running buddy - he was starting to get tired at the end of our 20 min jog so for anything longer than that he would need to work up to it slowly. He is a real people dog - he loves being right with the family and wants to sit right next to you.

6/19/18 Lincoln is such a sweet, easy going boy! He loves toys. He will carry them around everywhere he goes. He is so good in a crate and loves other dogs. He has liked every dog we have introduced him to. He would love someone to take him for walks and let him lounge around playing with toys and chewing on a knuckle bones!

6/8/18 Lincoln is new to us. He is very sweet, smart, loves toys and walks well on a leash. Stay tuned for more information on this handsome boy. He came to us from Sutherland Springs as part of a hoarding case. This boy is so very sweet for coming from such a bad situation.

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Timber
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Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
11/25/2018 9:40 PM

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!



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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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