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.

Kayley
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Kayley- DOB 2018
Color: Black
Gender: female
Yesterday at 2:34 PM

8/23/19 Kayley is a dog who needs a job! This girl is so smart, active and adorable. We went to a Dock Diving practice and Kayley was jumping 10+ feet off the dock within 2-3 practice rounds. She would likely excel at Flyball, Agility, Dock Diving or other fun dog sports. She has energy to spare and would thrive with an active owner, or another dog friend. She is eager to please and will literally do anything for her precious tennis ball.

8/19/19 Kayley just arrived in foster and she appears to the perfect lab package! She loves to fetch, loves the water, and loves every human she meets! She's still young, with plenty of energy to spare, but also knows how to settle down inside and chill. She gets along with other dogs, and mostly ignores the cat, sometimes it's just too tempting to chase him a bit! This smart girl knows a number of commands and is willing to learn so much more. Give her a tennis ball to carry around and chase and she's in heaven. Kayley would thrive in an active family or someone looking for an adventure buddy! She is house trained and crate trained and doesn't chew up things that don't belong to her.

8/14/19 Kayley is about a year old. She is a bouncy, happy, playful pup that is house trained and crate trained. She likes other dogs and loves to play fetch. She knows sit and down and enjoys training!

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

Woods
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Woods- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
Yesterday at 10:33 AM

Thank you Jennifer for fostering

8/23/19 - Wood has settled into our home easily. He loves to play with our dog, Emmylou and take naps. He was clearly someone¯s dog as he is trained to sit before each meal and all treats. He has a sweet disposition and is a very chill dog. While he will easily go in his crate and enjoys it, I found I can also trust him out of his crate at night or during the day.

8/16/19 - Woods is a total snuggle-bear!. He loves to play with a good squeaky toy and then cuddle in your lap and let you pet him. If you stop, he might nudge your hand. He is pretty sure you just forgot to keep petting him. He loves his morning walks and does well on a leash. Although, it is a little hot for him so he doesn't like to go too far.

8/14 /19 - Woods is so excited to be in a foster home and he has quickly adjusted. He loves toys and can easily entertain himself by throwing a stuffed animal around and catching it. He loves to play chase and tug-of-war with my dog. He is quick to curl up in a dog bed when he wanted to relax. He knows sit and down and appears to be house trained. He is eager to please and sits immediately for treats or meal time! He is crate-trained and sleeps through the night. This sweet boy would make a great addition to any home.

7/19/19 Woods is an amazing boy! He is sweet and charming, he is good with kids and most dogs. He has been good in his crate, walks well on a leash and knows sit. He is a gem, for sure!

7/10/19 Woods is 3-4 years old and came to us today from Laredo. He is so handsome he would win any calendar contest! He's very friendly and good with other dogs. He is heartworm negative and will be neutered soon!

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

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

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

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

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

If you would like more information please fill out an online application
Chase
Chase Chase Chase
Chase- DOB March 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 21 at 6:25 PM

Thank you Stacey & Bill for fostering Chase!

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

8/21/19 Chase is doing great in our home along with our 3 dogs. He loves toys, is fetching and sleeps through the night in his crate. He has also learned to use the doggy door to go outside to potty. 7/29/19 Chase is an incredible puppy. He is always up for giving you kisses and snuggles! He is a bit shy at first, but overcomes it quickly. He is sleeping through though the night, too!

7/23/19 Chase is a around 5 months old. He and his brothers were found in 3 Rivers. He's very sweet and social, a bit timid at times, but overcomes it quickly. He's gentle, great in the crate, and good on leash.

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

Roma
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Roma- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 20 at 12:45 PM

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roma!

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

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

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

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

Roscoe
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Roscoe- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 20 at 12:43 PM

Thanks to Fran for fostering sweet Roscoe!

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

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

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

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

Fulton
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Fulton- DOB 2014
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 20 at 12:33 PM

Thank you Jill for fostering Fulton!

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8/20/19 - Fulton is a super fun loving dog. He loves to play with toys and fetch non-stop. He is super loving and sweet. Glad to say Fulton is 100% house trained, and sleeps next to my bed for 7 or 8 hours with no interruptions. He does not mind the crate, but I found I can leave him loose in the house and he is super well behaved. Loves to sleep on the couch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Milton
Milton Milton Milton
Milton- DOB 2013
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 18 at 4:07 PM

6-17-19 Sweet Milton went to his foster home yesterday, and is already looking and feeling happier! Thank you all for your generous help with his expenses. It's dogs like this that don't make it out of shelters without support from people like you. In foster Milton was a perfect houseguest. He is house trained, crate trained, quiet and easy going. The better he feels the more he likes to romp around the yard and play. Every once in a while he'll play with a toy, but mostly what he wants is love, cuddles and scratches. Something he probably missed out on previously. This gentle boy will be your best friend!

6-16-19 This is Milton. We knew he was not in good shape, and that he is going to take some work to get healthy, but we had to pull him from the shelter where he would probably have died. He's got badly infected ears, lots of hair loss, and a horrible abscess on an elbow. He's going to need hydrotherapy multiple times a day on the elbow, ear cleanings twice a day, a bath every other day, and eventual surgery on the elbow.

Thanks to Lydia Jones, Cathy Daniels, Cindy Davis, Michael Arce, Sarah Brown, LuAnn Peralta, Ryan & Margaret Guerrero, Sharon VanPoperin and David Littlewood for sponsoring Milton. We can save more dogs like Milton with your support.



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

Sky
Sky Sky Sky
Sky- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 17 at 11:24 AM

8/17/19 We have had Sky for about 2 weeks, he is so lovable, sweet, curious & playful! Sky loves the pool, he is a great swimmer. He has done well on a leash, on walks, with other dogs & loves people. He has had no accidents & sleeps on his dog bed all night in our room. Sky is ready to meet his new family!!!

8/4/19 The Falgout family picked up our next foster, Sky today! What a sweetheart, so playful and cute, he settled right in, met our 2 labs, got a bath, ate his dinner and loves to instigate play. He has had no separation anxiety. He will pick up the routine quickly!

7/30/19 Sky is a quiet, sweet boy. He is the leader of the 4-some pack. He has the most confidence, but still needs to learn how to be without the other pups. He is great in a crate, super friendly and as sweet as they come!

7/23/19 Sky is a little over a year old. He and his brothers were found in 3 Rivers. He's very sweet and social, a bit timid at times, but overcomes it quickly. He's gentle, great in the crate, and good on leash.

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

Paulette
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Paulette- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 15 at 8:43 PM

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

8/15/19 Paulette is about a year old. Shy, sweet, and enjoys calm kids.

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

Liv
Liv- DOB June 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 14 at 11:04 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering sweet Liv!

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

This one's a cutie! She's learning about crates, but that is about it so far.

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

Jake
Jake Jake
Jake- DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 14 at 10:28 PM

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

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

Bandit
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Bandit- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 13 at 9:03 PM

Bandit is at the ranch and would love a foster home!

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

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

Deuce
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Deuce- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 13 at 8:59 PM

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

7/30/19 Deuce is doing great at the ranch! He walks well on his leash, does well in his crate and loves all of the visitors! He is an easy going boy, good with kids and enjoys hanging with his people!

7/19/19 Deuce is a two year old boy who just came to us from Laredo. He's very gentle and easy going. He's good in the car and loves people. We will update him soon when we learn more.

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

Rosebud
Rosebud Rosebud
Rosebud- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 11 at 2:51 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering sweet Rosebud!

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!

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

Ryder
Ryder Ryder
Ryder- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 10 at 10:41 PM

Ryder came to us with his four sweet siblings. We don't know a lot about their parentage but there is a lot of Lab in there! Ryder in particular looks just like an itty bitty full grown yellow boy.

Ryder is extremely calm and just a little bit timid but coming out of his shell more and more by the hour. He loves nothing more than to sit on your lap and absorb all of the love you have to give. He's so happy to be there he will just stand with his head nuzzled up against you and fall asleep standing up, we've been trying to convince him is on to lie down and get comfy first 🙂

He's also learned how to use the doggy door in less than 24 hours just by watching his sister and the big boys. He also likes to play! He wrestles with his sister and likes to chew on his puppy teething bones - and the big dogs bones as well. He's starting to play with our husky and giant foster Lab Aspen but is a bit more cautious than his sister Roxanne. They are both smart enough to leave our grumpy senior dog alone for the most part but he's got a fluffy tail that is SO enticing to bat at when it hangs off the edge of the sofa! Stay tuned for more adorable puppy pics or request a meeting so you can enjoy all of the adorable puppy belly-ness while it lasts! Thanks to Amada and Rocky for fostering sweet Ryder!

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



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

Roxanne
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Roxanne- DOB May, 2019
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 10 at 9:14 PM

This sweet girl came in with her four adorable siblings and, while we don't know a lot about their parentage, there is a lot of Lab in there!

Roxanne is a pistol! She was the first one to come bouncing out of the cage when we pulled the pups and has had a smile on her happy face ever since. She has played with my big husky and 100# foster Lab Aspen - she will puppy bow down in front and them and bark at them to play with her. She learned how to use the doggy door before we had even decided to start teaching her just by watching the big dogs. She is already figuring out potty training in under 24 hours, such a smart girl!

She's a snuggle loving puppy and enjoys cuddling up on your lap to fall asleep. She will also lay nicely on the floor with her little brother Ryder and chew on a bone or wrestle with him until they tire themselves out.

Stay tuned for more pictures of this cutie! Thanks to Amanda and Rocky for fostering sweet Roscoe!

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



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

Beau
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Beau- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 10 at 2:35 PM

Thank you Peggy and Jim for fostering Beau!

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
Moby
Moby Moby Moby
Moby- DOB 2018
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 9 at 4:53 PM

Thanks to Laura Lee for fostering Moby!

8/9/19 Home Depot is a great place to take dogs for socialiation and desensitization, basically getting them used to noises, smells, people, etc. Of course I took Moby today and he rocked it. Check out this strut with the tail held high & proud!

7/27/19 The first walk I took Moby on we went maybe 20 feet. His tail was tucked, he startled ridiculously and, in all honesty, it wasn't so much a walk as a series of gentle tugs & drags. But now Moby loves his walks: he's happy exploring, he holds his tail high & proud, and startle reactions are rare. It is so much fun watching these fearful dogs progress!

7/15/19 When Moby came to HOTLR from a rural Texas shelter he was severly undersocialized and very fearful of humans (no problem with dogs!); he had no real life experiences (at least no good ones) and he definitely didn't know how to dog. At this point he's far from bullet-proof, but oh the progress! This boy has unlimited potential, and he'll thrive with a patient & savvy owner.

Moby is heartworm positive, but for a chill, adult dog the treatment process is relatively easy. He's had the initial assessment, and his treatment appointments are already set. If Moby is your heart dog, then we have a process for you to move forward without waiting for his treatmnt to be complete!

Are you someone who, like me, has a soft, squishy place in your heart for shy/fearful dogs? Have you successfully nurtured a fearful pup into living their best life, or are you interested in learning how? If you can't wait to learn more about Moby, please fill out an application so we can start the conversation.

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

Mishi
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Mishi- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 9 at 3:29 PM

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

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 beutiful 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

Dunkin
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Dunkin- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 9 at 3:27 PM

Thanks to Jessica and Eric for fostering Dunkin!

5/27/19 - Dunkin had a great Memorial Day weekend! He got to play with his French Bull dog foster cousins, learned how to use the doggy door and did his first ever paddle board on Lady Bird Lake! He is such a great little adventure dog and spent his time on the lake swimming between our boards, swim chasing us, and calmly standing on the boards between our legs. He was very tolerant of the life vest we put on him and never complained about it once! He was definitely the cutest dog out on the water and had such a blast looking at the world go by. The rest of day he spent drinking water and napping with us on couch.

4/24/19 - Dunkin is looking for a doggie friend who shares his zest for life! This young fun-loving guy wants to wrestle, chase, and snuggle the days away. Dunkin loves other dogs and wants to make friends with each one that he sees on his walks. He is little bundle of energy most of the day but will also be the sweetest snuggliest dog once you settle in on the couch. Dunkin has a big heart in a little package and would be great for a family with active kids and lots of attention to go around. He weighs just under 40 pounds which makes him a perfect companion for smaller children too. He is fully house trained and crates super well for 9-10 hour work days. Dunkin does have a lot of spunk and he will always tell you what's on his mind. He needs a NO CAT household as he finds them far too interesting. With his signature curly tail and perpetual puppy face, Dunkin has stolen our hearts and we're sure he will yours too.



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

Lambchop
Lambchop- DOB July, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 9 at 2:34 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering sweet Lambchop!

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

Don't even ask how a 5 week old Lab ended up "stray" at the shelter! We think it is because she has a case of ringworm, but with time and treatment she will be just fine.

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

Patterson
Patterson Patterson Patterson
Patterson- DOB 2016
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 5 at 9:42 PM

Thanks to Leigh and Todd for fostering Patterson!

08/05/19 Patterson is a big wiggly happy boy. He is a straight up lab with all of the classic lab personality traits. Patterson is very loving, playful, and excitable. His biggest area of work is learning how to respectfully ask for attention, he can be fairly demanding but we¯re working on making him sit and be calm before getting pets. He is great with other dogs and would likely do well in a household with a playmate. Shown some interest in neighborhood cats but nothing aggressive yet. He kennels well for full work days and walks well on a flat collar (unless he sees a squirrel of course). A basic obedience course would go a long way with Patterson and he¯s an eager learner.

7/4/19 Patterson is an incredible dog! He is so happy, he always has a smile on his face. He is good in a crate, walks well on a leash, and loves to play!

6/28/19 Patterson's a three year old sweety! He's good with dogs, cats, and kids. We will update more soon.

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

Rikki
Rikki Rikki
Rikki- DOB 2016
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 4 at 1:55 PM

Thank you Rebecca for fostering Rikki.

Rikki is a 3 year old yellow lab. She's sweet, dog friendly, and calm. She is heartworm positive so is available through our foster to adopt program.

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

Timber
Timber Timber Timber
Timber- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 29 at 2:58 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Alfalfa
Alfalfa Alfalfa Alfalfa
Alfalfa- DOB March 23, 2019
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 29 at 11:34 AM

Thank you Isabella for fostering Alfalfa!

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

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

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Julius
Julius Julius Julius
Julius- DOB 2013
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 26 at 12:22 AM

Thank you Lisa for fostering Julius!

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

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

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

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

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

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Annabelle
Annabelle Annabelle Annabelle
Annabelle- DOB 2008
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 20 at 9:03 PM

Thanks to the Hagens family for fostering Annabelle!

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!



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Checkers
Checkers Checkers Checkers
Checkers- DOB 2017
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 20 at 8:55 PM

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

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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Marco
Marco Marco Marco
Marco - DOB 2012
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 20 at 8:53 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you Courtney for fostering Gali!

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

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

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

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

1 - 50% fewer eye boogers

2 - Ready made pirate costume

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

4 - Major "Awwwww" points at the dog park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maybelle
Maybelle Maybelle
Maybelle- DOB 2015
Color: Black
Gender: female
June 14 at 5:38 PM

Thanks to Margaret for fostering Maybelle!

Maybelle came to us with a broken left leg and broken right hip, apparently from being hit by a car. She's had surgery to repair it all, and we know she'll be good as new soon. So far she has allowed us to handle her, help her walk, and has been fine with the other dogs in the home getting near her crate. She will not be available until later Summer at the earliest.

Thanks to Melanie Gantt, Susan Bollinger, David Littlewood, Jennifer Kudla, and Frederick Dupy for sponsoring Maybelle. We can save more dogs like Maybelle with your support.



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Boomer
Boomer- DOB March 8, 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 15 at 9:05 PM

Thank you Jess for fostering Boomer!

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

Boomer is a cutie who is still learning the ins and outs of how to be a good boy.

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Marshall
Marshall Marshall Marshall
Marshall- DOB March 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 14 at 11:07 PM

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

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

7/29/19 Marshall is super sweet and loving. He is a bit shy without his brother around, but he adores people and is so ready for his forever home!! If you are looking for a low-key, loving puppy he is for you!

7/23/19 Marshall is a around 5 months old. He and his brothers were found in 3 Rivers. He's very sweet and social, a bit timid at times, but overcomes it quickly. He's gentle, great in the crate, and good on leash.

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Lopsie
Lopsie Lopsie Lopsie
Lopsie- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
August 14 at 11:06 PM

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

8/2/19 Lopsie is a 3 year old chocolate female who's a little bit cross-eyed and has a bobbed tail! She's adorable, unique looking, and irresistible. She loves the water, is good in the crate, good with other dogs, and super affectionate.

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Venus
Venus Venus Venus
Venus- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
August 14 at 11:06 PM

Thank you Peggy E for fostering Venus!

7/29/19 Venus has been at our house for almost a week. She is such a love! Although a little shy and timid at first, she loves people and other dogs. She is house trained, crate trained and walks so well on a leash. We are working on learning commands and she has already mastered "sit". She is starting to play with our lab and plays very nicely.

7/19/19 Venus is so sweet! She is calm, easy going and a doll to be around! She loves laying at your feet and hanging out with you. She is good with other dogs, but isn't much of a player. She is good with kids, good in her crate and seems housetrained.

7/10/19 Venus is a 1-2 year old girl who is very petite, most likely around 45 pounds when at proper weight. She and her sister, Serena, came in today from Laredo and are incredibly sweet. They have both been good with kids and are very gentle. A bit timid and overwhelmed, but it's been a long day. We will update more soon.

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Rubble
Rubble Rubble Rubble
Rubble- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: male
August 14 at 11:05 PM

Thank you Nancy for fostering Rubble!

7/30/19 Rubble has stolen our hearts! He is so gentle and kind. His eyes pierce your soul. He is the most unsure of the group, but he is going to be an amazing dog for whichever family choses him!

7/23/19 Rubble is a little over a year old. He and his brothers were found in 3 Rivers. He's very sweet and social, a bit timid at times, but overcomes it quickly. He's gentle, great in the crate, and good on leash.

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Rhea
Rhea Rhea
Rhea- DOB 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
August 14 at 11:03 PM

Thanks to Mike and Lauren for fostering sweet Rhea!

8/9 Rhea is a dream. I've been fostering for 2 years, and dozens of dogs she's the first that I find myself trying to justify adding to our house for good.

She listens really well, is super sweet with a gentle way about her that melts your heart. She loves to cuddle and can be very affectionate, but also entertains herself and never feels like a "velcro" dog. She loves her crate and sleeps calmly through the night, and even goes to nap in there when she's tired. She gets along with other dogs extremely well, loves to play but never bothers the older or less social dogs. Finally, her curled tail is just so adorable! She's going to be a great addition to any family.

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



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Zander
Zander Zander Zander
Zander- DOB 4/10/19 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
August 14 at 11:03 PM

Thank you Stacey & Bill for fostering Zander.

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

8/9/19 Zander is becoming more and more confident every day. He loves water, playing in the doggy pool and in the sprinklers. He uses a doggy door and the doggy doorbell to go outside. He is a very easy puppy and a real sweetheart. He gets along great with our 3 dogs and is good with our 3 1/2 year old grandson when he visits.

7/25/19 Zander is a very sweet puppy, he is a bit shy/timid at first but really just wants loves. He is a pleaser and watches reactions - so he will need a lot of positive enforcement, especially at first, this will help him continue to blossom.

Zander is a very smart boy! He is kennel and house trained, recently belled trained (rings a bell at the door to let you know he would like to go outside). He knows sit, down, come, and bed.

Zander has been sleeping in his own kennel and has adjusted very well to being on his own at night (no whining). As soon as he wakes up he insists on saying ¯good morning¯ by wagging his tail.. which wags his back all the way to his shoulders, he looks at you with his beautiful brown eyes, and gently presses his nose on your cheek. It is simply the cutest!!

Zander has been great with our two 80+ lbs labs and at Nina¯s house he was gentle and well behaved with her daughters.

We cannot wait for Zander to meet his forever family!

Update from Nina:

Zander is a sweet pup who knows how to have fun and knows how to relax. He sleeps well through the night in his crate (together with his brother Zeus). He's smart, loves the water, knows "sit," and is learning how to fetch. He's wonderful with kids. We have an 8 year old and 5 year old and he has a lot of fun with both of them.

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Flash
Flash Flash Flash
Flash- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
August 9 at 2:10 PM

Thank you Falgout Family for fostering Flash!

6/9/19. Rob Falgout picked up Flash from the shelter, he was scared at first but traveled so well in the backseat. He got right into the routine, met our 3 dogs, they all got along right away. He ate, had a bath, explored the yard, and slept well in his crate all night long. He didn¯¯t love going in but once he was there, he was fine. He is a sweet, lovable, tail waggin', playful boy. He did very well on a leash, no pulling!

6/18/19 Flash is a one year old male who loves to play with other dogs and is very sweet. He's still a bit nervous, but he is getting better each day. So far we're in love!

7/8/19 Flash got to hang out with another foster while we were out of town, he adapted well & was a very good boy! He¯ loves to play tug of war, will grab any sock if he finds it & loves attention & treats, he learned to sit! He got a bath...not sure about the hose but he loves the brush afterwards. He eats great, is very good on a leash, and is a good sleeper. He will make someone very happy, he is so easygoing, lovable & sweet! We couldn't resist taking this cute pic of him posing in the convertible. 😀

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Sally
Sally Sally Sally
Sally- DOB 2016 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: female
July 29 at 2:57 PM

Thank you Lindsey for fostering Sally!

7/15/19 - Now that I've had Sally for a couple of weeks and she's completely comfortable in my home, I have a better sense of her quirky personality. She is a fantastic dog! Still no accidents in the house, and she's great about letting me know when she needs out. She knows how to sit and shake and knows to sit nicely for her meals.

Sally LOVES walks! She does really well on the leash too - some pulling when we first get out because she's so excited, but she quickly settles down to a leisurely walk by your side. She wags her tail and tries to greet all the dogs and people we come across during our walks.

6/25/19 - Sally has been staying in my home for a couple of days now. She is the absolute PERFECT dog! She hasn't seemed too into playing yet; instead preferring to stay by my side or nearby so she doesn't miss out on anything fun I might do. She has been flawless in her house and crate training, scratches at the door to let me know when she wants out. She also completely ignores my 2 cats even though they are super interested in her! We had quite the commute from the ranch to my home and she did great during that trip too. I often forgot she was in the backseat until I'd hear a deep sigh from her in her sleep. Sally will be a great addition to any home!

6/3/19 Sally is a calm, easy going girl. She is great in a crate and house trained. She is super quiet, walks very well on a leash and is so gentle. She wants to be an only dog though! She can walk near dogs and be fine, but doesn't want them touching her.

5/13/19 Sally, a 3 year old beauty, just arrived from Belton where she was brought in as a stray. She has heartworms and is available through our foster to adopt program. We will update her profile soon with more information.

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Zane
Zane Zane
Zane- DOB 4/10/19 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 29 at 2:56 PM

Thank you Fran for fostering Zane.

FB page Heart of Texas Lab Rescue or fransfosters

7/05/19 Zane is 11 weeks old. A beautiful black knight shining in our home. I've had Zane for 1 week. Zane is crate & potty trained. He had 1 accident (pretty amazing);due to me not recognizing his clue. Zane has a big belly, for belly rubs. Zane plays well with brother Zippy, foster siblings (X3), & is cat approved. He has the energy to do outdoor activities. He has the brains to know to chill in the house. Zane enjoys toys, water, running around the yard and being a pup.

07/13/19 Zane, has a M&G on his 12 weeks mark. His temperament is even-tempered & excellent family dog. He is outgoing. His fun-loving boisterousness & lack of fear may require training & firm hand @ times to ensure not to get out of hand. Zane enjoys chasing a ball. We are working on fetch, sit this week.

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Serena
Serena Serena Serena
Serena- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 29 at 2:55 PM

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

7/19/19 Serena is an amazingly sweet, gentle girl who is good with dogs and kids. She is great in her crate, loves to play with toys and seems housetrained. She is such an incredible dog ready for her forever home!

7/10/19 Serena is a 1-2 year old girl who is very petite, most likely around 50 pounds when at proper weight. She and her sister, Venus, came in today from Laredo and are incredibly sweet. They have both been good with kids and are very gentle. A bit timid and overwhelmed, but it's been a long day. We will update more soon.

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Zippy
Zippy Zippy
Zippy- DOB 4/10/19 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 29 at 2:54 PM

Thank you Fran for fostering Zippy.

Check out more pictures; weekly post on FB Heart of Texas Lab rescue or fransfosters

7-5-19 Zippy has been with us for 1 week. Zippy is a black diamond in the ruff. He is 11 weeks. Zippy's physique is small, but he is a pup; paws suggest sm.-med. Zippy is crate trained. He does his business outside (no accidents). He is pretty amazing, intelligent. Zippy impresses me with his good behavior, listening skills, and minds well. He enjoys playing with his sibling Zane, foster siblings (x3). He is cat friendly. Zippy loves to play with stuff animals, chewing on nylon bones. Zippy is smart enough to know when to relax with you in your recliner. Zippy loves belly rubs, kisses, snuggles.

Oh my love bug Zippy! His temperament is kind, pleasant, energetic. Zippy like all the Z puppies; will be 12 weeks. Zippy to will be @ the M&G on 7/14. He will sometimes bark when he wants to play with Sepp (foster sibling). He will alarm bark at an unseen source. Zippy is easy going & trusting. He loves to run after balls. He follows me around and loves attention; rolls over for belly rubs. We are working on fetch, sit this week.

7-26-19 Zippy has found his frisky/macho. He believes he is the bomb & will let you know. We started taking walks leashed. Zippy is getting the hang of it. But it is still new to him.

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Maisey
Maisey Maisey Maisey
Maisey- DOB 12/2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 25 at 9:28 AM

Thank you to Rachel and Mike for fostering Maisey!

7/22: Maisey is still young, but has an old soul full of love and heart. She is eager to please, content with laying by your feet, and adores chasing balls and chasing her foster brothers (aka other dogs)! Maisey sleeps through the night, is potty trained, rides so well in the car, and learns commands fast. One of the easiest fosters I have had, any family would be lucky to have her. She will need work on building her confidence, but with practice and routine - she will bloom!

7/10/19 Maisey came to us from Burnet when her owner could no longer care for her. She is incredibly sweet and gentle. She is a bit timid and has the cutest submissive grin. She is great in a crate and gets along with all of the dogs she has met so far.

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Lazar
Lazar Lazar Lazar
Lazar- DOB 2017 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 16 at 4:20 PM

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

6/17/19 Lazar is an incredible dog! He walks fairly well on a leash, knows sit, loves to play fetch, and is gentle around kids.

6/14/19 Lazar is a 2 year old stunning lab who loves playing fetch and swimming! We will update more about him soon.

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Zeus
Zeus- DOB 4/10/19 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 16 at 4:20 PM

Thank you Nina for fostering Zeus!

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Buster
Buster Buster Buster
Buster- DOB 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Black
Gender: male
July 16 at 4:19 PM

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

7/10/19 Buster is 18 months old and was surrendered to the Laredo shelter when his owner got a job in the oil fields. Buster is super handsome, very sweet and easy going, and submissive around other dogs!

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Bliss
Bliss Bliss Bliss
Bliss- DOB December 2018 Adoption Pending
Color: Yellow
Gender: female
July 16 at 4:19 PM

Thank you Rachel for fostering Bliss!

7/5/19 Bliss is an incredible pup. She does jump and is still fairly mouthy so she needs a home with no little kids. She loves other dogs and will make a great, annoying little sister! She is good in the crate, can sleep through the night, and seems house broken.

6/28/19 Bliss is 7 months old. She's super sweet, likes dogs, and is a bouncy, happy pup.

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Mia
Mia Mia Mia
Mia- DOB 2015 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: female
July 16 at 4:18 PM

Thank you Cecily an Zach for fostering Mia!

7/8/19 This beautiful chocolate girl checks all the boxes:

Good in the house; crate trained; house trained - check

Easy on a leash; loves to take walks - check

Good with kids, dogs AND cats - check

Could be the cover dog of Field & Stream magazine - check

Loves to swim - check

Rides well in a car - check

Knows basic obedience and wants to please - check

Sweet, loving and an all around great Lab - check, check and check!

Mia is an easy going sweetheart who wants nothing more then to be with her people and in the mix of their daily lives. She is a people lover and sociable, she loves field trips to public places and enjoys the attention she gets. She loves her morning and evening walks. She has done great on hiking trails and loves swimming and has the best "paddle feet". When she hears her leash being picked up she starts to "dance" and wiggle because she knows she's about to go on another adventure, even if it's just a ride in the car or a walk through the neighborhood. She is a snuggler with a wonderful coat of soft fur and soulful eyes to melt your heart.

6/26/19 Mia is 4.5 years old and a doll! She is good with other dogs, good in a crate, and house trained. She can jump a 4 foot fence.

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

Moose
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Moose- DOB January 2019 Adoption Pending
Color: Chocolate
Gender: male
July 16 at 4:17 PM

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

7/10/19 Moose is a 7 month old sweety! He's going to be a larger boy. He's crate trained, good with other dogs and kids, and house trained.

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

As dogs are adopted and room becomes available we take more in. At this time we are completely filled up and do not have enough foster homes to rescue all of the Labs in this area, and north and south of Austin. There are several at Town Lake Animal Center in Austin, and other Shelters around the area, we will consider as space becomes available. Please put the Labs in Shelters, on your list for consideration. If you find a Lab you would consider adopting in one of the shelters, we would be happy to meet you. Our Rescue group will be available to answer any questions you may have or to help you work through any problems you may experience with your adopted Lab, whether you adopt from us, or one of the shelters. Also consider the dogs below.

There are additional dogs listed at the below link which are also available for adoption. These dogs are privately owned dogs and are NOT affiliated with HOTLR. Do NOT contact HOTLR to get more info on these dogs, as this is a service we provide to people trying to place labs. Please contact the individual dog's contact information to arrange to meet the dog. HOTLR does not vouch for any of these dogs, as they have not been evaluated by any HOTLR Volunteers.

Click here to see Heart of Texas Lab Rescue Referrals