Fosters Needed

Last updated 2/16/2020

GGLRR foster homes are often full when we find special Labs who we think deserve a chance. These Labs are in the process of getting into our program (evaluation, vet visit, etc) and having a foster identified gets us one step further in finding a forever home.

Find out more about fostering and contact the rep listed if you are interested in helping in this key way. These Labs will be added to our Labs Available page when they are ready for adoption.

Not Yet Available for Adoption

Foster needed: 7-year-old neutered black male Lab “Bear”

Background: His owner moved to Florida after leaving Bear with relatives, and he never came back to get Bear. Bear has been passed around among relatives who are unable to keep him. Bear is currently living with a young rowdy Rottweiler and an old grouchy Chihuahua.

Bear is neutered and house-broken, and he sleeps in his crate at night. His current caretakers reports that Bear is calm, kind, and friendly. While he has been left alone at home for 8+ hours in the last, he is currently left alone for no more than two hours and does fine hanging out with the other dogs. Besides “sit”, Bear does not know any commands. He is sort of all over the place on walks; doesn’t pull too hard though. Bear likes to play fetch, but doesn’t always bring the ball or stick back to you. Bear had gotten into some dustups with his roomie Rottie who can be a bit intrusive when it comes to bones and high-value toys. Doesn’t pay much mind to cats, and appears to accept the nearby presence of chickens and ducks in their pen.

Video: Bear and the squeaky banana

Video: Bear and his bone

Video: Leash walk with Bear

If you are interested in fostering Bear, please contact Rescue Rep Dave at or 415-686-4248.

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Our volunteers donate their personal time & phones so please only call during reasonable hours (8am - 8pm). The Rescue Rep identified in the dog posting is the only person with information about the dog - please only contact the designated volunteer. We do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week; we do not have a facility where the dogs are housed, they are in foster homes throughout the Bay Area.