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Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue (GGLRR) places over 400 Labrador Retrievers each year in the greater Bay Area (424 in 2011)!  See the Recently Adopted section or Happy Ending Stories for examples of Labs we have placed. We typically have between 5-15 rescued Labs available for adoption with several available Labs added/removed each week from the list below.  There are usually more males and yellows/blacks, with a variety of ages from occasionally puppies through adults and seniors. Some in-demand Labs are adopted before they are posted on this website by our pre-approved adopters.  If you are willing to donate, you can join our pre-approved adopter program to receive early email notification about GGLRR Labs before they are posted on the website (the pre-approved adopter program is not available for the dogs in the Monterey area).  An explanation of the adoption procedure is contained on the how to Adopt page. We also provide a listing of Other Labs available for adoption from individuals or shelters.

Labs Available from GGLRR

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.






Sheba: 3 Year Old Yellow Female Lab Spayed 60 Pounds AKC
We are not accepting any more calls for Sheba and all calls received so far will be returned this week.


Sheba’s owner knew a friend at the Napa shelter and they referred her to Golden Gate Lab Rescue. Her family was displaced from their home and could not find a place that would take a large dog so it was a very hard decision but knew they had to surrender Sheba.

We took Sheba into our program and she is a wonderful dog and has been well cared for by her owner. She is a very happy girl but needs to go to a home that will get her plenty of exercise and continue her wonderful training and foundation.

What we know about Sheba.

She was purchased from a breeder in Sonoma and she was brought home at the age of 8 weeks. She has been with one family her entire life. She is AKC registered, and has been an inside dog and well socialized with other dogs, people and situations her entire life. She has been in a home with adult men, women and children from the ages of 7-17. She has lived with cats and will chase the cats but then will stop and sniff them. The previous owner describes her as loving, playful and kind. She is housebroken, has been crate trained and stays in her crate only overnight if they are visiting relatives. They have trained Sheba themselves and she knows: Fetch, take it, leave it, drop, come, sit, stay, down, off and wait. Sheba will come when called and will walk-on leash without pulling but not consistently. She will need work on her leash skills. When she needed to be disciplined they would tell her no and go lay down. The owner states she loves children and she would get daily walks and ball play. She loves to play with other dogs and currently at the boarding facility she has some favorite play buddies. She loves to go for car rides and of course swim! When Sheba gets excited she may jump up but she generally will greet people and keep all four paws on the ground. She does chew on socks in the home and will bark a little when she is excited.

We currently have Sheba at our boarding facility and she gets along and plays with a variety of dogs. The kennel really likes her and says she is a real sweetheart of a dog!

Sheba is very healthy, has all her shots, is spayed, is heartworm negative, recent fecal and is microchipped.

Sheba is located in Petaluma!

If you have the time for this active girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Ellie: 8 Month Old White Lab Mix Spayed Female 45 Pounds
We are not accepting any more calls for Ellie and all calls received so far will be returned this week.


Hi, my name is Ellie and my foster mom says I am about as sweet as they come and that I am a smiley dog. You see, my story starts off a little sad. I was dumped out on the streets of Merced and was wandering around when I found myself in a strange neighborhood. There were some humans being not so nice to me, but fortunately a nice lady came out of her house and brought me inside. This is where the story gets better! I went to the vet and had some shots and flea medicine put on (no more itching for me!). Then, another nice lady fostered me for a few days until I found my ride up to the Bay Area. Now, I am in a foster home with two other lab siblings and I think they are awesome. At first I was a little nervous with new dogs coming to greet me, but my foster sister quickly showed me the ropes. She has taught me fun games like chase and tug of war. My foster brother is a little boring but he shares his bones with me, so that’s pretty cool. My foster mom and dad keep telling me that I am super smart! They have taught me to come, sit and shake and are working on some other commands. I also know “off” when I try to jump up on the furniture. I am learning my leash manners and doing quite well. I do love to say hello to all the other people and dogs along our walk, but foster mom just says, “lets go” and I know that means to keep trotting along. I eat breakfast and dinner alongside my foster brother and sister and am very good about staying at my own bowl. At nighttime, I sleep in a crate with some cozy blankets. I settle right in and don’t make a peep until morning which my foster mom says is very good! I also go in the crate when nobody is home. Since I am still a puppy, the crate is the safest place for me when there is no one at home to watch me. Some of my favorite things are snuggling (I LOVE affection), playing with my foster siblings, and playing with toys. I am very good about only playing with dog appropriate items (don’t worry, your shoes are safe around me!). I am a good girl in the car as long as I am crated or on a tie down (I hear these are the safest ways for dogs to travel anyways). Since I am a little girl still, I would love a family that could take me out for a couple of walks a day to help me get out some energy. If you have other pups in your house for me the play with, that would be fun, but I am also content with being your one and only pup. So, call my rep below and ask about me, Ellie!

From the foster: Ellie has been a joy to have. Her sweet personality shines through and you can even see in her pictures that she is always smiling. We are impressed with how smart she is and she is a very quick learner. She gets along famously with our two labs sharing beds, bones, toys, and love. She will likely end up being on the smaller side at about 55lbs full grown. She has not been tested with cats, but has played with small dogs and got along great with them. We think Ellie would be good with kids as well. She would benefit from a basic obedience class as this would help her to bond with her new owners since she is such a pleaser.

Ellie is up to date on all her shots, microchipped, and spayed. She is located in Clayton.

If you have the time for this happy girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Mischa: 10 Year Old Black Female Lab Spayed 55 Pounds
We are not accepting any more calls for Mischa and all calls received so far will be returned this week.


Mischa was an owner surrender to the Napa shelter as her owner passed away and no one was able to take her into their home. The shelter called GGLRR as they were full and needed to free up some space. Mischa was not doing so great in the shelter, not eating much and they felt she needed to be in a less stressful environment. Also since she was 10 years old they were not sure they could get her adopted. If GGLRR was not able to pull her, she was due to be put down.

Her owner was single and made her part of his life for the last ten years. He fell on hard times and was living out of his car the last couple of years, so Mischa was a bit neglected with her medical care but she was still with her owner who took her out for adventures each day. Mischa’s owner passed away in his car and was not found for a couple of days. (Mischa was by his side until the end. The family was notified but was not able to provide a home for Mischa. They brought her into the shelter where they filled out the surrender forms on her. Also GGLRR has spoken to the family to get more details on Mischa.)

What we know about Mischa:

Mischa was purchased from a breeder and was brought into the home when she was 10 weeks of age. She has been an inside dog, with her owner and is house broken. She has a wonderful temperament and gets along with everyone and everything. She is a very easy girl and will do what you ask of her with no issues. She knows sit, down, walks well on a leash and is not a jumper. Mischa is one of these dogs that is an old soul! She has very soulful eyes and it seems like she is talking to you when you are with her. She is use to companionship and is one of these dogs that can go for a walk and then will be happy laying at your feet the rest of the day. She loves to go for car rides and will curl up on the back seat or she will sit up and watch out the window. She is a very easy going girl and is a very sensitive girl. She rolls with the ups and downs and will give you the look : Are you my new owner?

Medical

Mischa is a very healthy girl. She has had a full blood panel with no issues, she is heartworm negative, she has all her shot and she is microchipped. We are confirming she is spayed. If she is not spayed we will get her spayed and will do a dental at the same time. She had a back case of fleas which we have treated. From having the fleas she has some hair loss on her tail and her back side. The hair should grow back over the next few months.

Come see Mischa all she wants is a soft bed to lay on and she will be your best friend for life!

Mischa is located in Napa.

If you have the time for this calm, gentle girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Stella: 8 Year Old Yellow Female Lab Spayed 55 Pounds
We are not accepting any more calls for Stella and all calls received so far will be returned this week.


Let me tell you my story it is a bit sad but I just know it will end happy now that GGLRR has rescued me from the shelter. Even though I have been dumped I am still smiling. That is, my personality – glass half full girl!

I guess I will start on where the Napa shelter found me. (Some details are a little fuzzy but many people have helped in my rescue and have filled me in along the way.)

I was cowering/shaking under the Highway 29 underpass not sure what to do. The traffic was so busy and fast and now that I am a bit older I knew I was not safe trying to cross over the highway. This very nice lady stopped to give me some treats and then she asked me to jump in her car. I knew this was a better place to be and I decided to go with the nice lady. She told me that everything would be ok, that she had to take me to the Napa shelter as she had too many dogs at home already but she would come and visit and make sure I had a place to go.

I arrived at the Napa shelter and they kind of knew who I was. I knew my owner was sick over the last few months but a lot of things were going on that I did not realize, he passed away a few weeks ago. One of his kids said he would take care of me but instead he drove me to the highway, pulled over and let me out of the car. I hit my head so things were a little unclear but they had a report at the shelter about me and the nice lady filled me in on the blurry details. (The other children found out what happened and filed a report with the shelter. The shelter called the family but no one else in the family can take a dog in but they gave more details about my background.)

The Napa shelter was overwhelmed with dogs so they reached out to GGLRR to see if they could take me into their program. The shelter said they were coming to meet me and I knew I had to be on my best behavior as I only had one shot to get out or I heard the shelter say since I was a bit older I would be put down. I was not so sure what this meant but it did not sound good! When the nice lady from Lab Rescue came to meet me, I heard her say that she was impressed with how well behaved I was. She loaded me up in her car with another nice older Lab and off we went to a nice boarding facility. I get to play with many dogs at the facility and even though it is not my forever home it is a home that is not stressful, a home where I am safe and a home where people spend time with me.

What I know of my background:

I was a well-loved pet for the last 8 years but a gentlemen in Napa. He purchased me from a breeder and I arrived in his home when I was eight weeks of age. I have been an inside dog part of the family and I am housebroken. I have been trained and I know many things and I am happy to please my owner, my tail never stops wagging and I never stop smiling. I know:

Sit, down, fetch, come, shake, I will walk nicely on a leash next to you and I do not jump up when I meet you. I love to swim and I ride GREAT in the car. I was excited when I got sprung from the shelter so I may need a tie down but after a few minutes I do settle down. (I need a little refresher as I have been a bit neglected over the last few months but I am a very quick learner.)

Stella is located in Petaluma.

If you have the time for this happy girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Lab Rescue is not accepting new applications on these two dogs. The rep will be in touch with everyone in the next three days.


Abigail (Abbey) and Homer Purebred Golden Retrievers Abbey is 4, Homer is 2


Homer was bought by a family in Bakersfield who already had Abbey with thoughts of breeding them. Luckily they were too busy and decided breeding would be too much work so they spayed Abbey. Labrescue has neutered Homer. The husband had always had Labradors whom he used for hunting and field work but the children wanted Golden Retrievers. After the novelty wore off for the children and the Dad decided they weren’t the best hunting dogs the dogs weren’t given as much attention. Additionally the children would often leave the gate open and the dogs would wander down the street. Since they were such friendly dogs they would go visit the neighborhood children and other dogs. The neighbors would bring them home but the family finally realized that the dogs were too nice and should be in a home where they are appreciated.

They are both super loving, cuddly and friendly. They get along great with other dogs and are being fostered in a home with a senior Shepherd mix and a spry, feisty Lab mix. Abbey is very calm and just likes to hang out and have her ears scratched. As expected Homer is a goofy, funny, energetic young guy (not overly energetic, just normal for a young guy). Both dogs are as sweet as they can be and love attention and riding in the car. They both retrieve. Labrescue would very much like to see these two get adopted to the same family but will consider splitting them up only because Homer dearly loves Abbey.

Both dogs are up to date on vaccinations, have been heartworm tested and had a fecal test (all negative) and are micro chipped.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Jack: 8 Year Old Black Male Lab Neutered 90 Pounds AKC
Duke: 6 Year Old Yellow Male Lab Neutered 90 Pounds AKC
Jack and Duke are bonded and we would like them adopted together


Jack’s owner has recently divorced and is having to sell the home to settle everything. He had to move in with a friend and could not take his dogs with him. He reached out to Golden Gate Lab Rescue and we evaluated Jack and his half- brother and took them into our program.

This is what we know about Jack:

The owner purchased Jack from a breeder in the San Francisco area and brought him home at 8 weeks of age. (Breeder http://drycreeklabradors.com/wp/2013/07/18/jasper/- Jack and his brother Duke had the same dad who was an AKC Champion. You can see him on their website – Jasper.) Jack had been a loved member of the home for the last eight years and it is very sad for the owner to have to let go of his dogs. When the person from Lab Rescue called the vet and spoke to the receptionist about the dogs, she started to cry as she was very sad the owner had to let go of his dogs. She told Lab Rescue the two dogs were amazing and everyone loved them! The owner describes Jack as the more serious of the two dogs, not as goofy as his brother but still a sweetheart. He is housebroken and has been an inside outside dog his entire life. (He uses a doggie door when the owner is not at home.) Jack has been raised with other dogs and he has been well socialized over the years with people and other dogs. The owner has had many labs in his past and he has trained all of them. Jack knows: Sit, stay, down, fetch, leave it, drop, come and off. (He stated Jack has a large vocabulary. I am sure he knows GO GIANTS!) Jack will come when called and the owner walks him on a harness as when he sees other dogs on leash he will pull towards them. Lab Rescue would suggest using a correction collar. He has been around children and he would do fine with small kids as he is not a jumper and will listen to no. Jack went on daily walks with the owner and he would get out to play with other dogs at least once a week. He has not been around cats so we are not sure about cats but he is fine with other dogs and other animals. Jack loves to go for car rides and hang his head out the window and of course he loves to go for a refreshing swim! Jack can be left alone and will not bark, does not have separation anxiety and does not have any possessiveness towards food or toys.

We currently have Jack at our boarding facility and he gets along and plays with a variety of dogs. The kennel really likes him and his brother and says he is a real sweetheart of a dog!

Jack is very healthy, has all his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative and is microchipped. We are working on getting a few pounds off Jack.

This is what we know about Duke:

The owner purchased Duke from a breeder in the San Francisco area and brought him home at 8 weeks of age. Duke had been a loved member of the home for the last six years and it is very sad for the owner to have to let go of his dogs. The owner describes Duke as a gentle mellow dog that is a real sweetheart. He is housebroken and has been an inside outside dog his entire life. (He uses a doggie door when the owner is not at home.) Duke has been raised with other dogs and he has been well socialized over the years with people and other dogs. Duke knows: Sit, stay, down, fetch, leave it, drop, come and off. (The owner stated Duke has a large vocabulary.) Duke will come when called and he walks very well on a leash without pulling. He has been around children and he would do fine with small kids as he is not a jumper and will listen to no. Duke went on daily walks with the owner and he would get out to play with other dogs at least once a week. He has not been around cats so we are not sure about cats but he is fine with other dogs and other animals. Duke loves to go for car rides and hang his head out the window and of course he loves to go for a refreshing swim! Duke can be left alone and will not bark, does not have separation anxiety and does not have any possessiveness towards food or toys.

Duke is very healthy, has all his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative and is microchipped. We are working on getting a few pounds off Duke.

(Duke tore his ACL and we will arrange for the ACL surgery over the next couple of weeks. He was running and stumbled in a hole.)

If you have the time for these happy boys and want them to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Posey: 2 Year-Old Chocolate Male Labrador, Neutered 58 Pounds


Hi! My name’s Posey. I love to play and am very energetic! My family simply did not have enough time to spend with me and made the hard, but responsible decision to find me a forever home through Lab Rescue. I think I was too active for them, and they didn’t realize how much exercise and work would be required to take care of me.

I was purchased, as a puppy, from a breeder. I went to a 3-week obedience training class at Cali K9 Solutions in San Jose and did really well, but my family didn’t have the time to reinforce what I’d learned so I definitely could use some brushing up with training and would thrive in a home where someone would work with me. I know sit, down, and stay. I’m sure I would catch on to a lot very quickly with a refresher course. I am starved for attention, eager to learn, very smart, and food motivated---what a great combination for training!!! I am afraid of a lot of things, including men, but my foster mom and dad are helping me to work through that and also helping me to not be so sensitive to my surroundings. I do pull a bit, on walks, but respond well with a little correction. While the lady from Lab Rescue was walking me, when I heard, “heel” and felt a tug on my collar, that sounded and felt pretty familiar to me and I responded. When she praised me and maintained eye contact with me, that was familiar, too!

I am crate trained and do sleep in a crate at night. I spent most of my days in the backyard of my last home, and if it was too hot, my owner would bring me in the house where I was usually crated. My family had a swimming pool, but since I was never exposed to swimming, I just drank from it. My family would come out to play fetch with me, on occasion, but what I really loved was for someone to spend time with me.

I have boundless energy. I was so excited when the Lab Rescue rep came to visit me, I kept on jumping up on the table because she brought treats and it was hard for me not to jump up on the table. Only when she gave me a treat did I drop my tennis ball from my mouth, the rest of our visit, I carried it in my mouth because I like to play so much. She tried to play fetch with me, and although I would go retrieve the ball, I was happier carrying it my mouth the entire time while she checked me out.

What Posey’s Foster Says:

Over the last several weeks Posey has become a more focused and calm dog. When he first arrived he panted and paced all day long. Now he settles and is starting to engage with me to learn basic obedience. He is so smart! He will need someone who can continue this journey with him, making him into the great dog I know he can be! He's a great running partner and loves playing with my other 3 dogs. He knows how to focus and sit and go to his crate for nap time.

What Lab Rescue Says:

Posey’s been in a foster home since mid July, 2014, and his foster mom and dad have been incredibly patient with him. He has 3 canine brothers, and Posey is the most energetic of them all and can wrestle, tirelessly. Initially, he wouldn’t stop pacing throughout the foster’s home, but with time, he’s made progress towards settling a bit more. He will now settle in his crate and is able to lie down while chewing a bone. However, he is still very much a dog on the go! He is fearful and anxious, overall, but more so around men. He is not aggressive but scared of many things.

Posey’s family did travel a fair amount, so Posey had been boarded quite a bit. We spoke with the boarding facility and the owner did say Posey was one of their most frequent visitors. He was exercised there by running freely and playing fetch on the property, as well as going on walks. This facility did not socialize, but did walk dogs together, up to three at a time. The owner described Posey as happy and starved for attention.

Posey appears to be a very anxious and sweet dog that requires a lot of time, attention, love and training. He attempts to counter surf. Because of his excitement and tendency to jump up, we wouldn’t want him to knock a small child over, so a home with older kids is best.

Posey will need a special person with a lot of solid dog experience, one who is willing to commit to working with him and to help boost his confidence. He will require an active family, one who can give him the exercise he needs every single day! We want a home where someone is home most of the day to provide the time, training, structure, guidance, and leadership that a young dog needs.

Posey is a dog that requires a lot of exercise and mental stimulation (playing fetch—focusing and retrieving the ball, maybe some agility training) He is doing well in his present foster home, where he is frequently walked, ran, and has plenty of play time with his canine brothers. He will require at least one 30 minute-1.5 hour run, or two long walks a day to wear him out, plus lots of playtime and activity to exercise his mind. Posey loves wrestling with his foster brothers. It would be great for him to always have a dog friend to play with. Posey will also need to be a dog that is welcomed into the home, to be made a part of the family and included in all of their activities.

Posey is current on all shots, is neutered, micro chipped, and heartworm negative.

If you have the time, patience and experience to train a very energetic and sensitive young Lab, and are active, yourself, please contact Kris @ 415.652.6091. If you get her voicemail, please leave your email address, as well as a contact phone number.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Catie: 8 year old female black lab mix 85 lbs


Catie’s current home does too much traveling to adequately provide for her needs, so her owners have reluctantly decided to give her up to a new forever home.

Catie’s owner says: “She is interested in everything, and she gets distracted easily. She follows me everywhere I go. She loves toys and treats. She loves to fetch, but only when her toy is thrown into the water. She takes many of her cues from our other lab. She never lets anything go by the house without giving it a bark. She is very sweet and snuggly. She is very sturdy and is always up for anything.”

She has been provided some good exercise, per the former owner: “twice a week to the municipal dog park and once a week to a county pond for a swim as Catie loves to swim. She likes other dogs, unless they are young and wiggly, then she loses interest. She will chase cats.

Catie obeys the following commands: sit, stay, leave it, drop, come, off, and “Get it, Catie”. She is house-broken but not crate-trained. She hates all electrical appliances, and is not fond of loud noises.

She is current on all shots, micro-chipped, and negative for heartworms. Catie does suffer from hypothyroidism, and takes pills twice daily to regulate her thyroid.

Catie has lived with Coal for the past 7-1/2 years, but does not need to be adopted out with Coal. It would be nice but not a must.

Catie is being fostered in San Jose.

If you are interested in Catie, call Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Coal: 9-yr-old male black lab -- 95-lbs


Coal’s current owners do too much traveling to adequately provide for his needs, so his owners have reluctantly decided to give him up to a new forever home.

His owner says: Coal is mostly submissive. Loves to be the leader, but will give up his post when another dog gets angry. Turns stuffed toys inside out surgically. Loves petting forever and laying his head on me when I let him. Used to ride the neighborhood kids on his back when they were younger. Has a loud bark. Loves to ride in the truck. He sits, and comes when he is called or signaled.”

Coal has been provided some good exercise, per the former owner: “twice a week to the municipal dog park and once a week to a county pond for a swim as Coal loves to swim. Other days, just around the block -- that is enough for him, as his knees get tired if I exercise him too much.” He will wrestle with you, and he rolls onto his back and fends you off with his paws. Regarding small children, reportedly, Coal “will check to make sure they will let him lick their face.”

According to his owner, Coal “loves other dogs. Many dogs sense his submissiveness and try to hump him. He thinks they are petting him, somehow, and just moves away when they don't stop. He chases cats until he realizes they will always out-run him. Then he just sniffs around to remember their scent, and then he comes back to show what a good protector he is and that he wants a hug.”

Coal obeys the following commands: sit, stay, take it, drop, come, off, and “help get the toy”. He is current on all shots, micro-chipped, and negative for heartworms. He has had some knee surgeries years ago… and that slows him down a little. He is also not fond of any vacuum cleaner or some power tool sounds.

Coal has lived with Catie for the past 7-1/2 years, but does not need to be adopted out with Catie. It would be nice but not a must.

Coal is being fostered in San Jose.

If you are interested in Coal, call Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Murphy: 8-yr-old, 70-lb, neutered black lab



My name is Munchie, but my new fosters like to call me Murphy. (I guess they think I look Irish because I’m so handsome.)

I was given up by my owner who did not have time for me anymore in her new life in Oakland.

And even though I’m up for adoption, it doesn’t mean she didn’t love me, or that I’m not a really good boy!

So now I’m 8, and on my own, and life is a bit different. I’m figuring out my new life, and so may feel a little unsure of myself from time to time. Kind of like a career change? Ha ha. So, when you first meet me I may seem a little distant, but if you let me know you’re here for me, you’ll have my heart forever. Just ask my new foster mom and dad!

So what am I like, you ask? Well, my favorite activities right now are eating and chasing the tennis ball. Anytime anywhere. Which means it’s really easy for you because you can just stand in one place, throw the ball, and I’ll tire myself out, then we can go back inside and take naps together. Eating…well, who doesn’t love a big bowl of dog food?! I’m pretty self-reliant too. I can put myself to bed at night. When you take off my “work” collar, I know it’s time for bed, and I’ll crawl into my pup tent (literally), and then… zzzzzzz… see you in the morning.

As for other dogs, my new fosters have an 11-year-old boy lab, and we get along OK, we sniff each other and wag our tails a lot. We are still getting to know each other, but he seems pretty cool.

Some things you might like about me:

-I sit/ lie down/ heel on command

-I’m a great fetcher

-I’m good at coming back to you when you call me off leash

-I do not jump on people or furniture

-I’m housebroken!

-I enjoy quiet time in my crate, and am good at relaxing after some playtime

-I don’t chew on your nice things

I could use your help with, er, well, uh, I kind of like taking food from the counters – doh!

What Murphy’s foster says: Murphy [dog formerly known as Munchie] is initially a little bit shy and aloof. But you can tell he really, really wants to belong. He’s a handsome elegant boy, (may have a touch of hound in him as he is leaner than a traditional lab), and in good physical shape. He would excel at agility, as he’s extremely attentive (always looking for eye contact and body language), as well as very fit/athletic. But if agility is not your thing, he is also a fun companion/ house dog. Equipped with a good lab brain, and well-motivated by food, he’s quick to learn and respond to mild corrections. He drops to lie down faster than any dog I’ve seen! Emotionally I think he will need a little time to build relationships. The first few hours with me, he was constantly looking for his previous foster. Waiting by the door and sniffing the drive way for his car. But now he’s usually got his head in my lap and is looking for a connection. While he gets along OK with other dogs, I think he would really love to be some human’s best friend. For that special someone, he’s the kind of dog who will be deeply loyal till his last day.

What his GGLRR rep says: Murphy is house-trained and crate-trained, in great health, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped.

If you are interested in Murphy, call Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Frank: 7-8 years old, neutered male Chocolate Lab


Frank was originally adopted through GGLRR in 2009 by a very, very wonderful family who took the most incredible care of him for these past five years. They adored him and adoration is a mild term compared to how much he loved them! They saved this marvelous dog after he had been surrendered to a shelter because his first family lost their home during the housing downturn. Due to a very, very sad turn of events, one of his parents passed away recently. Not only is Frank very sad but Lab Rescue is very sad to lose one of its wonderful adopters.

His Mom and I thought it might be good to have Frank tell his story in his own words (translated of course to people talk).

“I'm a charmer. Men are drawn to me because I'm big and strong and love to run and hang out in parks and the woods. When my Dad watches sports, I'm by his side. Women love my brown eyes, velvet ears and shiny fur coat. I am gentle with children and I really hope to find a home with children. When Little Ones climb on me at the park or pet my ears, I lap it up. Having another dog in the house would be good, too. I like having a dog buddy with me when my family leaves me.

I'm happiest off leash either in my yard or at a dog park or on a beach. I’m very dependable off leash as I love my people and want to be with them. I may pull when I am on the leash but a gentle lead harness would be perfect for me. I can entertain myself, sniff and play with other dogs, nose around trees, climb hills and hike for hours with my human friends. I love riding in cars and am well behaved and trustworthy anywhere you take me. I can swim but it’s not a priority. Regardless of where I am, when someone calls my name, I come running so fast it makes heads spin. I am very loyal.”

Frank is lovely dog who will fall in love quickly with his new family and will show his gratitude by doing everything to please them. He’s wonderful with people, dogs and children. He’s unknown with cats but with his personality it’s doubtful it would be a problem.

To meet Frank or learn more about him please contact Sylvana Stratton. Email sylstrattn@aol.com. Text 831 596 1700 or weekends and after hours 831-373-2759.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Tito: 7yr old, 76-lb, neutered black lab
We are not taking any more calls for Tito.


Wow! I didn’t see that coming. My human pack leader (whom I’ve been with for six wonderful years) just went off to college and left me with his human parents – who are caring, but very busy traveling all the time. I hardly ever see them. Dad and the son are sad to say goodbye to me, but they realized that they could not provide me the life that I deserve. I applaud them for their bravery and the many wonderful years together. But now it is time for a change.

So, hi, my name is Tito. I am house-broken and crate-trained. Up to date on shots and in pretty spanking good health, if I say so myself. I understand basic commands, like “sit”, “stay”, and “down”. I pull a little on leash but you would too if you didn’t get many walks. I have no food or toy aggression issues. I am not a barker either. Lab rescue guy said I was a bit overweight – yeah, I am carrying around an extra ten or so pounds. But that’s the boring stuff.

What you need to know is that I love to chase a rope toy and play with my humans. Jump on people? Yeah, I do that. I’ve also been told that I dig occasionally (who me?) and have jumped a fence in my day – hey, it needed to be jumped. How do you spell “fun”: T-I-T-O! What I need from you? Take me walking, of course. Lots! Throw the toy! Take me to meet other dogs! Let me chase squirrels – I will go bonkers over them. Water? Swimming? Dunno, let’s give it a shot.

Hey, take a chance on me Tito. You will be happy you did.

What Tito’s foster says: Overall he's a well behaved and affectionate dog who is easy to live with. He's housebroken, and uses one spot in the yard. Not aggressive in any way, you can wrestle with him, pet him while he's eating -- no problem. He has been staying alone in our garage/yard during the day with no problems, no barking, no destruction. Very glad to see me when I get home; he practically jumps out of his skin. His agility is impressive for a dog his age. He walks at heel with only a flat collar given a firm hand on the leash. Motivated by treats, he responds to sit, down and stay with alacrity. On the leash he responds to "leave it" pretty well. Only bit of bad behavior is mounting...may be driven by attention-seeking/insecurity, and it seems to be waning. One odd thing, he has very little interest in retrieving balls, but will play with his rope toy. He'll play tug o'war and he will retrieve the rope toy more so than tennis balls. He doesn't care for our pool but we are working on that. He's a bit out of shape, on the daily walks he's slow and his tongue is hanging out on the home stretch – but we are getting him back into tip-top shape through exercise and walks. Tito's passion is walking. Particularly when I take him up in the hills and let him off leash, he goes nuts chasing squirrels and smelling everything. He probably travels twice the distance that I do.

What Tito’s GGLRR Rescue Rep says: A great, healthy dog. Would thrive best in an active family – with kids. Tito needs a family that will be present in his life and committed to an active regimen of walks, exercise, dog socialization, and human contact. Warning: Tito will quickly win your heart.

If you are interested in Tito, call Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Blackie: 10 Year Old Black Male Lab Non-Neutered 90 Pounds AKC


Blackie’s owner passed away and the kids promised to their dad they would take care of Blackie. The kids decided they did not want a large dog in their home so they took Blackie to the Merced shelter. Blackie did not have a chance there as he is an older dog and he is a black dog. (Black dogs are not adopted as quickly as the other colors.) Blackie had a couple more days before he was going to be put down when a friend of Lab Rescue was checking the listings for the Merced shelter and saw Blackie and knew she had to help him! She called Lab Rescue and asked if she met Blackie and she felt he was a good fit for the program would be take him. She went and evaluated Blackie and she found a wonderful older dog who just wanted to be with people!

Golden Gate Lab Rescue pulled Blackie and now have him at their boarding facility.

This is what we know about Blackie:

He was a well-loved pet for 10 years of his life. His world was turned upside down when his owner had to go into the hospital and did not come back home. He was taken to another home for a short time and then he was dropped off at the shelter. He rode well in the car from the shelter, he is fine with other dogs, and he is fine in the kennel and is a real love! He does not bark when left alone, has no issues with food and is a great dog for someone who wants some company and someone who wants to go for short walks. Blackie is one of these dogs that always seems to be smiling no matter what life hands to him!

Blackie is very healthy, has all his shots, microchipped, we need to neuter him and do a dental on him. He does have some sight loss but he can still see. We are working on getting Blackie into a foster home.

BLACKIE is located in Petaluma!

If you have the time for this happy boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Jasmine: 7 Year Old Spayed Yellow Female Lab 70 Pounds


Jasmine has been owned by one family since she was a puppy. They purchased her from a breeder in the Mendocino area and she has been a loved pet her entire life. Jasmine's family lost their home and had to move to a place that would not take dogs. They thought they had found her a great home, but when they found out that her new owners planned to use her as a breeding dog, they persuaded them to return Jasmine. Her family were trying to hide her in their new place while they searched for a new home for her, but the landlord found out and there was no choice but to take her to the Ukiah shelter. Lab Rescue works closely with the Ukiah shelter, who contacted us about her. As soon as we met Jasmine, we could see what a wonderful dog she is, and that she needed to get out of the shelter, burn off some pent-up energy, and of course, find a new and permanent home and family!

Jasmine has been an inside dog, been around kids of all ages and has been exposed to cats. She does get excited when she sees a cat, but she could be trained to not chase them. Even though Jasmine is seven she is a very active dog and needs to go to an active family. Her foster mom says she is full of energy, and as you can see, she loves her new foster brother. Jasmine gets along well with other dogs and has never had any issues with them. She loves to play ball, ride in the car and of course she loves the water! She knows a few commands, including sit, stay and down. The one area where Jasmine needs help is walking on a leash. She may not have ben walked on a leash very often, so a bit of basic leash training is in order. We would recommend using a correction collar with her, initially. Jasmine is able to jump in and out of the car, though when she is riding in the car we would suggest a tie down or a crate...as we said, Jasmine is an active girl. She had not had any health issues in all her seven years, is current on her shots, heartworm negative and microchipped. Lab Rescue is working on getting her spayed soon.

We are looking for a home for Jasmine with an active family who are around much of the time, and who are willing and able to continue the training her foster has started. Children in the family should be 8 or older, as Jasmine is a very excited girl and may knock over small children until she learns proper greeting protocol.

Update from the foster mom:

We've had Jasmine for a couple of weeks and she and our chocolate Lab are best friends and love playing with each other. Jasmine is crated when we are away and she sleeps on her dog bed at night. She is an active girl, even though she is seven. We have been working on her leash skills and she is doing much better with a correction collar. Jasmine is being fostered in the city and she loves her walks and hikes. Jasmine is one of these dogs that always has a smile on her face no matter what happens to her. She is always wagging her tail and ready to go on the next adventure. She rides well in the car, settling down after a few minutes. She is housebroken and well behaved in the home.

Jasmine is located in San Francisco.

If you have the time for this active happy girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Jack: 10 1/2 Year Old Spayed Black Male Neutered Lab 90 lbs.
We need a foster home for Jack - please contact Candace at 415-860-5456.


Hi! I’m Happy Jack and I’m happy (as my name says :-), easy-going and a great companion. I’m looking for a special someone or family to let me into their home and their hearts. Through no fault of my own, my family had to surrender me to the Humane Society because they lost their home. I lived with kids and love them! In fact, I love all people. I’ve met several dogs and can be excited to socialize, but appropriately friendly. I love belly rubs, short walk and lots of pets. Though I’m a “Retriever,” I’m not all that into chasing the ball. And as a Lab, I definitely have a fondness for food and other chewy toys. Sometimes I get upset about sharing my favorite chews, so I should probably live with a family with mature kids over 13. Hey I have an idea – it’d be great if my whole new family can work with me to learn to share happily by trading favorite treats for chewys I would rather not share. I’m currently in a foster home with this incredibly nice trainer and I’m sure she could show you some tricks of the trade.

I am a very good boy who would like to enjoy my golden years with someone who likes to go for a few walks a day, who loves to rub my belly and who wants to be my new best friend.

Though I’m a senior dog, please consider adopting me. I come with so many great benefits – you know what you’re getting, I’m house-trained, I promise not to chew up your house and I’m pretty darn mellow. And mostly, I’d so appreciate you taking a chance on me that I’d smile and give you kisses all day.

What Jack’s foster has to say: "Jack is a big bear of a dog. He loves going for walks and getting belly rubs. He loves to wag his tail and generally enjoys life. Jack is friendly with all dogs he meets but because most of his life he didn’t live with another dog he is not very good at sharing toys. To manage this behavior I do not let Jack have toys around other dogs and in doing so he doesn’t have a problem hanging out with other dogs. He also sometimes doesn’t want to share his chews with me but he’s learning that trading for a treat is pretty cool idea! Like a typical lab, Jack loves food! Breakfast and dinner are pretty much his favorite time of day. Jack is doing really well at walking on a leash but if he sees a squirrel or a cat he gets a little excited so Jack wouldn’t do well with cats. Over all Jack is a great dog looking forward to sharing his retirement with someone where he can take nice walks and long naps."

What Lab Rescue is looking for: Jack is a wonderful dog who has had a few bumps in the road lately. We want him to go to a home where someone can be around most of the day with him, someone who will continue with his training and who will get him out for regular exercise to lose some of those extra pounds. Jack is healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and micro chipped. Jack is located in Santa Rosa.

If you have the time for this sweet boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Rescue Rep Candace @ (415) 860-5456.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Lola: Yellow female 10 - 12 years old (This is a guess from the Vet.) Lab-mix 60 lbs.

NEW - use the link to the left to watch Lola!

Lola was rescued from a busy intersection in the East Bay by a Good Samaritan who quickly called Lab Rescue. Lola is a sweet girl who looks like she's either been neglected in her home or been on the streets a little while. Lola is quiet but not fearful and seems so appreciative of love and attention. She has behaved beautifully in her fosters home and is cozy with their dog and cats. Lola has already been to the vet for a wellness check, blood work, heartworm test, shots, x-rays and a microchip. From the x-rays it did come back that Lola has had a previous ACL injury which she has arthritis in her leg and her hips. She is a dog that will need to be on medication for this but she still is very mobile and goes for lots of walks. She needs to gain a little weight and is making progress in that area. Lola is one of those dogs that crosses your path and it makes you realize why we volunteer all the hours we do. She is a dog that always has a smile on her face no matter what life hands her.

**UPDATE from the fosters**-- "Lola is people orientated and just a gentle soul. She wants to know where we are at all times and pretty much follows one of us around the house. She will lie down and get comfy on her own, but definitely likes to be with the whole pack. We have another dog and two cats, and she gets along quite well with all of them. The cats have come up to her face to explore, and she just leaves them be and doesn't seem particularly interested. She's a good walker and does fine climbing the 6 stairs up to our house. We've taken her on walks--she does great on the leash and no real pulling except when she smells something good and wants to sniff. But even then she's a gentle puller and listens when you encourage her to keep moving. She seems house-trained as there haven't been any accidents in the house. She likes to be pet and loved, and has been very sweet with guests who come over to meet her.

This one is a real sweetie. She likes head rubs, belly rubs, physical contact, and makes lots of inquisitive eye contact to see what you're up to. She hasn't been very interested in toys or fetch, but will roll around joyfully in a cool patch of grass. Absolutely no disruptive or destructive behaviors like chewing barking etc."

A very sweet, easy girl who deserves loving companionship in her Golden Years. All she needs is TLC, a couple of walks a day, a soft bed and YOU, a retired person or someone working from home. Lola is located in Oakland.

If you are interested in providing a loving home to sweet Lola, please contact Rescue Rep Allison at 415-806-2490.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Sammy: Black Male Labrador Mix 10 - 12 years old, neutered 55 lbs
We need A foster for Sammy - please contact Kris, 415-652-6091, if you can help.

Sweet Sammy was a stray from San Jose Animal Animal Care and Services, in need of urgent rescue as his time was up at the shelter. Thankfully, a wonderful foster stepped up and took him in without hesitation.

It is obvious that Sam has belonged to someone. He is sweet but looks like he’s been neglected and out on the streets for a good amount of time. He is pretty skinny and needs to put on some weight. He was understandably anxious at the shelter and quickly settled in to his foster’s home within a few days. He went from constantly wandering the yard and making his rounds within the house, rarely settling, to staying by her side whenever he can. He is housetrained and although he doesn’t prefer it, will settle into his crate when the foster is tending to things around the house.

He has been enjoying 30 minute daily walks, and the foster reports that although he does pull a bit, he always sits at her side, patiently, whenever she stops to talk with someone. He is wonderful with other dogs and kids, quite gentle actually. Because he is a senior dog, we would want him around kids who will be easy with him. He interacts well with the foster's two granchildren, who are 7 and 9 and when I picked him up from the shelter, I had my 2 1/2 year-old toddler with me and the two of them stood side by side, patiently, while the foster and I prepared her car for him. If another dog is growly, Sammy does not react and will turn and walk away. We do not know how Sammy is around cats.

Update from the foster:

Sammy is a sweet guy and seems to have had some training. He is a picky eater and won’t eat unless a little chicken is mixed in with his dry kibble. He’s not into toys or playing fetch, probably because he's never been shown how. He simply wants to be with you. He lays at my feet, when I'm sitting at the kitchen table. Sammy likes car rides, although he does try to sneak into the front seat. He does not chew on non-dog items and is not destructive, at all. He loves to be close and will poke my hand with his nose, or nudge my leg to be petted.

Sammy has already been to the vet for a wellness check, blood work, shots, microchip and is heartworm negative. He does have some age-related osteoarthritis, but it does not slow him down from his daily walks. He needs to gain a little weight and is making progress in that area.

Lab Rescue is looking for a forever family where someone is home most of the day and, or retired. Sam would be ideal with adopters who are not overly active. He’s just happy being with his people, keeping you company and deserves a loving family who will be by his side. Sammy is located in San Jose.

If you are interested in providing a loving home to sweet Sammy, please contact Rescue Rep Kris at 415-652-6091.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Coal: 9 Year Old Black Male Neutered Lab 80 Pounds
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Hi,

My name is Coal and I have had a great life thus far. I have been very well loved and cared for by my previous owners. Dad had a hip and knees replaced and mom became legally blind. With a lot of tears and a call to Lab Rescue they surrendered me as they knew I needed a better more active life than what they could provide. I have been living in a wonderful foster home with a 3 year old Lab buddy.

Here's what my foster Mom has to say:

We've had many foster dogs for GGLRR and Coal is one of the sweetest boys ever! If you are looking for a sweet boy who gets along with everyone (humans (including kids) and canines) he is the dog for you. We take a morning walk with our own 3 year old Lab and then we go to our neighborhood park every evening for socialization and play time with lots of other dogs and people. Coal doesn't pull on the leash and walks right by your side. He will chase after the ball but is not obsessed with it but he loves a good game of tug of war with my dog. I've left both dogs alone for a few hours and there is no destruction of any kind when I return. He is learning some basic commands - sit, down, stay - and he waits at the door before we go out. He sleeps without a stir on his dog bed throughout the night. Coal is a dog with good energy and acts like a much younger dog. He's a happy dog who wants to have fun and play. No worries about your neighbors complaining - he is not a barker. He definitely loves to be with his human and loves to lean against your leg or lay down on your foot. He's a touchy feely kind of guy which is great for someone who is looking for a companion. He uses a dog door to go out to the yard to potty. Someone will be VERY lucky to have Coal for their buddy.

What Coal's Lab Rescue Rep has to say:

Coal is a wonderfully sweet, good dog with a gorgeous black coat. He has no issues with food or toy aggression. His previous owner said he loves to swim and retrieve sticks. He is good with kids although, unless big dog savvy, there should not be toddlers in the house because he could inadvertently knock them over. He follows his human so if you are looking for a dog to lay at your feet he is the dog for you. We want to adopt him out to a home that will be committed to regular walks and exercise. A basic obedience class would be beneficial as he wants to please and it will establish his new owner as the leader and develop a wonderful bond between them. He is good with other dogs and loves all people. We are unsure of cats.

Coal is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, microchipped and blood work is normal. He is located in Mountain View.

If you are interested in this sweet, loving boy and can provide a loving home with daily exercise and be around to give him the love he deserves, please call Rescue Rep Sandy @ 650 303-2436.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Adoption Pending (no new calls being accepted on these Labs)

GGLRR wants to make sure people have the latest status about Labs they may have seen on our website so have a category called "adoption pending" which is just like home sales pending, e.g. no new offers being accepted but still working through the details with the expectation that it will close successfully. Most of the time, our "adoption pending" turns into "adopted", so will only accept calls in the rare case when a Lab is moved back to "available".

So why would a Lab adoption be "pending"? When GGLRR places a Lab in a home, we want to make sure it's a great match! Thus, we have a trial period to find out whether all is well with cats and other pets welcoming the new family member. Usually in just a day or two, the adopter knows it's clearly going to work out, but we take the time to be sure. We also move Labs to "Pending" when we've received so many calls about a particular Lab (especially puppies!) that the Rep knows that one of the callers will be a match and doesn't want to get other people's hopes up by accepting more calls.








Sparky: 2 Year-Old Yellow Labrador Neutered Male 75 Pounds Special Needs


This is 2 year-old Sparky---affectionately nicknamed Stump by his foster mom. Sparky was born with some congenital deformities; he has a missing left foot, a malformed right foot, and a shortened tail – NONE of which stop him from leading a normal life!

Sparky originally came from a breeder and because of his deformities, the breeder left him at the local shelter; he was adopted by a couple who gave him up after the wife had a complicated pregnancy and could no longer spend time with him. This is where his wonderful foster stepped in to rescue him-- She saw Sparky listed on Craigslist for free. She, being in dog rescue herself, swooped him up right away as she didn’t want him ending up with just anyone. The funny part is his foster mom does Pug rescue, so Sparky is presently being fostered with 10 Pugs and an occasional French Bulldog that visits regularly. There is also a chicken coop in the yard, and Sparky is perfectly content around them.

Sparky is fine when left alone and is presently left for about 6 hours/day with access to both the house and yard. He does pull on walks, but a Gentle Leader harness or head collar should fix that. He loves car rides, will jump right in and hang his head out the window. Sparky is wonderful around kids and other dogs.

What Sparky’s Foster Says:

Sparky is a love. He is quiet, seldom barks, and loves all people and dogs!

What Lab Rescue Says:

Sparky is an adorable, affectionate, and sweet young boy. Upon first meeting, he is still puppy like and will mouth your hand, but will stop with a stern, “No” As mentioned previously, he is living among 10 other Pugs and when Lab Rescue went to meet him, there was Sparky, in a roomful of Pugs and remarkably, he maneuvered himself so gingerly around all of them, he never stepped on one.

Sparky knows sit and down and takes treats with a gentle mouth. He is calm, sweet, gentle, mellow, and is not a barker.

He does pull on walks, but we used a soft slip collar which helped considerably. We took him on an hour long easy hike and he did great! He stopped to greet every person and every dog along the way; he is truly sweet! His disability does not slow him, so it’s easy to forget that he even has one. You will need to exercise caution and know that steep hills can be difficult for him.

Sparky is healthy, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, micro chipped, and is heartworm negative.

Sparky is located in Santa Cruz! (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Scooter: 14 month old Neutered Yellow Male Lab Mix ~50 Pounds


Hi, my name is Scooter, and it fits! I’m not very old, maybe 14 months at the oldest, and I am a busy boy! I didn’t have a good start to my life, but thanks to Lab Rescue, my future is super bright! Here’s my story:

One day I found myself in a big, noisy, scary place. I can’t tell you how I got there, but I wasn’t in very good shape. Lots of my fur was missing, my ears were itching, I had lots of sore spots all over, and I was a pretty skinny boy. Wherever I was before the scary place, it was even worse! I didn’t get enough to eat. People were mean to me. They left me tied up, and hit me. They knew there was something wrong with my skin, but they didn’t do anything about it. And somehow, I left that bad place and ended up in the big, noisy, scary place.

Compared to my original home, the big scary place was wonderful! They fed me, and cuddled with me and sometimes I could meet other dogs. But it wasn’t home. There wasn’t anyone who just loved me and wanted me to be theirs.

Then someone from Lab Rescue came to meet me. They cuddled with me and gave me treats. Best of all, they put in the strange box for a little while, and then…I was at a house! With other dogs to play with! Of course, I didn’t know it was a house, or what a house was. I was scared to go inside…I didn’t know what would happen to me, or what I could do. But it's a wonderful place!

The next day my foster mom took me to someone to look at my skin, and we got terrible news. I had something called sarcoptic mange. That’s what made my skin so itchy and my fur fall out. But my foster mom to me someplace where they made it all go away, and now I don’t itch or scratch and my coat is growing back nicely.

When I came to my foster mom’s, there were so many things I didn’t know. I didn’t have any manners, and I would jump up on people, and I played rough. I was terrible on walks, bouncing and pulling because everything was so new and exciting! But my foster mom was patient with me, and I have learned a lot since those first days. I learned what a house was and how to eat with other dogs. I learned that a walk on a leash was fun and I get to do that every day. I learned how to play nicely with humans and not bite, and I play really well with other dogs. I even learned how to walk by cats; I just ignore them. What’s the big deal about cats anyway? They are not nearly as interesting as humans or my dog friends!

I don’t know who my parents are, the shelter said Lab & Husky but listed me as part Bolognese (isn’t that a yummy thing to eat??) and my foster mom thinks terrier, but whatever the genes, the Lab part of me rules! You need to come see me; my pictures don’t do me justice. I love to cuddle and play. I have tons of energy; they don’t call me Scooter for nothing! I need at least 2 long walks a day to wear me out, and then I need lots of playtime to make me tired! (My foster mom takes me on 3 40-minute walks every day, and I still have the energy to play!) I LOVE playing with my foster sisters, especially the one the same age as me. It would be great to always have a dog friend to play with. I LOVE to wag my tail! It almost never stops; ok, maybe when I am sleeping. And I am smart! I have taught my foster mom all kinds of great things: when I sit in the kitchen, she gives me my dinner, and when I sit for the leash she takes me for a walk. She’s a pretty smart cookie too!

Much as I love it here, it’s time for me to go to my forever home now. I am looking for a family who has experience with young, energetic dogs! I would love a home with another dog. I need a home that is willing to take the time it takes to train a pup like me, with someone who can be a leader to me and show me the right path. My new family has to be very consistent with me so I learn how to do the right things; they need to commit to taking me to training so I learn how to do what they ask me to do, and to keep my mind busy. I need an active family, who can give me the exercise that I need every single day; when I am a tired dog, I am a good dog! I am great with other dogs, of all sizes, and I love to play with kids, but my foster mom says they have to be older than 8 so they can be a leader to me and teach me what to do, and then be sure I do it.

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Jasper: 6 Year-Old Black Male Labrador, Neutered 60 Pounds



Jasper is an owner surrender by a family who’s had some significant life changes, preventing them from giving Jasper the care and attention he so much deserves. They recently had twins and one of their jobs has become increasingly more demanding. A family member who used to come and walk Jasper 3-4 times a week is no longer available, and although Jasper is great around the twins, he has run over them in his excitement to get to his owners. Jasper was a previous rescue and his current family adopted him when he was around two. Jasper has been very well taken care of and loved throughout his life, and although it’s a difficult decision to give him up, this family knows it’s in his best interest.

Jasper is a very nice dog and appears to love his people. He is a smaller American Lab (60 lbs) .He knows how to play fetch, allowing you to take the toy from him with a gentle mouth. He is easy to walk and pulls a little at first. He is very food motivated and when the Lab Rescue rep presented him with treats, he swallowed them whole! The owner said he has stolen food from the twins and chewed on a bag of hers for an apple and her husband’s jacket pocket for some treats, but he has never chewed on furniture, shoes, or anything else that’s been left out. Jasper is not a barker and only whines to be let in if everyone else is inside. He is great with kids, but because of the food stealing and potentially running over little ones in his excitement, older children would be best. Jasper chases the neighbor’s cat along the fence line, so he should go to a home without cats. He gets along fine with his owner’s sister’s dogs, but doesn’t really play with them. He has growled at them when they’ve tried to eat his food, so feeding separately when there’s another dog is necessary. He seems scared and a little hesitant around small dogs; the owners think it could be possible that Jasper had a bad experience with a little dog before they adopted him. Jasper truly loves his people, more than other dogs. He likes to play, is housebroken, enjoys car rides, loves to be pet and cuddled, is healthy, up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped.

What Jasper’s Family Says:

Jasper is the perfect jogging and hiking partner and is happiest indoors or outdoors, as long as he's with his people. Jasper knows sit, down, stay, come, shake, and bring and out (drop) when playing fetch. He pulls a little on the leash when walking but only at first because he's excited to go on a walk and settles down quickly. Jasper is also extremely food motivated so he's very easy to train. He does counter surf, but only if there is food out and nobody is around. Jasper is fine being home alone for up to 6-8hrs, in the house, where he usually sleeps all day. We'd prefer someone who is home most of the day, or at least a dog walker a few times a week as Jasper is a high energy lab. Jasper is fine around other dogs, but generally ignores them and would rather be with and around people, so we think a home where he is the only dog would be best. He is extremely prey driven and will chase cats. A home without a cat is best.

Lab Rescue is looking for a home where someone is around most of the day and will provide guidance, leadership, and daily exercise. Jasper presently goes on 1-2 walks a day and plays fetch, AT LEAST, once per day. He will be best suited with an active family and as his owner said, Jasper is the perfect jogging or hiking partner.

Jasper will stay with his present owners until a permanent home is found. They are willing to work with Lab Rescue and take the time to find the best forever home for him. Jasper is located in Campbell.



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"Mustang" Sally: 2 Year Old Spayed Yellow Female Lab 60 Pounds


Fresno Lab rescue reached out to Golden Gate Lab Rescue to see if we would be able to take Sally. Sally passed all the tests at the shelter and her time was up so we decided to help Sally and take her into our program. Sally was an owner surrender as her owner came back from serving in Iraq and was injured; so he could no longer take care of a young active dog. He tried to get friends and family to take her with no luck so he had to surrender her to the shelter. (He asked the shelter to let him know if she was not going to be adopted and he would try to make things work.)

We took Sally into our program four weeks ago. When we took in Sally she was in heat, she had kennel cough and when we met her there was something wrong with her eye. We had to wait for the kennel cough to be over before we could take her to an eye specialist. We finally got her in to the eye doctor and Sally needs to have her eye removed. The pressure in one eye is 13 and her other eye is 67. Once Sally has her eye removed she will be in less pain and having one eye will not slow Sally down! We had Sally professionally evaluated and she passed all the tests the evaluator put her through. She was active in the car at first, we would recommend using a crate or a tie down in the car with her. She knows sit, stay and come with treats. She loves to be with people and she loves to run and run and chase balls! She is clean in her kennel and with her previous owner she was an inside dog and part of the family. Sally needs to work on her leash manners as she does pull hard on the leash; she gets very excited at first and will settle down after a few minutes but we would recommend walking her with a correction collar. She met many dogs at the kennel and out with the dog trainer and she had no issues other than getting excited about the smaller dogs.

We now have Sally in a foster home and the foster reports:

Sally is a complete sweetheart of a dog. She has adjusted extremely quickly to our home and family. She is very loving and plays well with other dogs. We are working on her manners especially jumping up. She has a lot of energy and needs to go on a couple of walks a day. She is ready to meet her forever family and will quickly bond and give back with love and affection. Sally sleeps in a crate at night and she is great with the foster mom’s two dogs. The foster has fostered many dogs for GGLRR and Sally has been one of the best! She settled into the fosters’ home and routine right away. Sally plays great with the foster mom’s two dogs. She is super adaptable and is a very affectionate dog.

Sally needs to be in a home where someone is around, a home that will continue her training, a home that can get her out for regular exercise – a tired dog is a good dog and a home with older kids. Sally may knock over a small child. Sally does get excited when she sees small dogs so we think she would chase cats; so a home with no cats or small dogs.

Sally is very healthy, has all her shots, is microchipped, heartworm negative and is spayed. We had the eye removal surgery and Sally is doing great! She is located in Danville.

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1 LAB / Pointer? MIX PUPPIES 6 Weeks Old
1 Black Female



Golden Gate Lab Rescue pulled from the Tulare shelter Mom – Maxie, her one year old daughter and her 7 puppies. (Mom’s picture is above and we think she is lab / pointer?) A gang brought them all into the shelter and we pulled them right away, they were only in the shelter for two days. We have them in a foster home and all are doing well. Mom seems to be well cared for and knows many commands; someone has spent a lot of time with her and taking good care of her. The puppies are very healthy and are very active. They are running around and playing and the foster is trying to paper train them.

They are eating puppy food at this time and will be ready to go home at seven weeks. All of the puppies seems very sweet and good natured and seem very smart! They have had a well check with the vet and they will be dewormed this week.

We want homes for the puppies where people are around, will commit to their training and homes that can commit to regular exercise. From what we can tell the dogs will not be huge dogs but the girls would be around 50-60 pounds and the boys 70-80 pounds.

The two remaining puppies are located in San Mateo.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Emily: 5 -6 year old female black lab mix 55 lbs


This is what Emily’s family has to say about her:

Emily is gentle, smart and soulful! We adopted her four and half years ago, and though it breaks my heart, I have to find a new home for her because of health problems and a change in my living situation.

She loves to go for walks, run and play. Emily is energetic yet calm, healthy and athletic and has been given daily rigorous exercise, about 45 – 60 minutes a day. She loves to play fetch and will bring the ball back, though for some reason insists on dropping it a foot or so away from where you’re standing.

Emily does have a strong prey drive, will try to chase critters when out on a walk, so a home without cats will be best for her. She rarely barks but does have a delightful array of grunts and snores. She bonds quickly will cuddle indefinitely and adores massages. Emily has a very soft mouth when given food. She is house trained, and loves to ride in the car.

Emily will walk well on a leash until she sees another dog that she would like to go and meet, and then she will pull with excitement. She lived with a Golden Retriever for several years; they were best friends. I spend a lot of time with Emily, but she’s fine when left alone in the house, she is not destructive. She sleeps in my bedroom all through the night.

She knows sit, down, give, come, stay, and gimme five. Emily will also do most of the commands with hand signals alone.

Emily loves being with people so much that I hope she will go to a home where someone will spend a lot of time with her, she is an extraordinary girl!

What our trainer has to say about Emily:

Emily is a very sweet girl and on the small side. She really likes to be around people. She did not show any type of aggression towards me other than barking when I first came to the door. When I sat down, she came over and put her head in my lap to be pet. The owner says she does whine at and pull towards dogs when she’s out and on a leash. She did pull towards my dog to greet but did fine meeting him. The owner says she has a pretty high prey drive and has never lived with cats so probably best not to be in a home with any. I think she could live with another mellow male dog. I think she could live with children but because she has not before it would be best with dog savvy kids.

What Lab Rescue has to say about Emily:

Emily was rescued from a shelter about four years ago. Her “mom” is very sadden to make this very hard decision to find Emily a new home. Emily has been well taken care of and is very healthy. We would like to see Emily go to a home that will include her in their activities. Continue to work with her on meeting dogs appropriately on walks. Emily is a very smart, happy girl; that needs a home that will exercise her, play ball, and continue being her leader.

Emily is spayed, micro chipped, up to date on her shots and takes heart worm preventative.

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Athena: 2-year-old, 81-lb female chocolate lab


Athena is a young beautiful Lab that was suddenly stricken with debilitating cataracts in early 2014. One day she was a normal pup running around happily in her home in Grass Valley, then next day she was falling down, bumping into things, and quite confused. Her owners rushed her to the vet only to find that she suffered from an unusually rapid onset of cataracts – an opacity of the back of the lens in the eye. For Athena, both eyes had these cataracts, rendering her nearly-sightless… and getting worse. Her family was devastated at the diagnosis but even more distressed that they could not afford the $5000+ in medical costs for the tests, surgery, and follow-on care that would be needed to restore her sight. They could not imagine their wonderful, vibrant Athena losing her sight forever. After coming up short with other rescue organizations, they called Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue. After consulting our veterinary advisors, GGLRR determined that she was a candidate for cataracts surgery. Her surgery on September 25th was a success and she is currently recovering.

What Athena’s foster says: Athena is the dream dog! She is a very sweet and surprisingly mellow girl for a 2-year-old chocolate lab! She is very affectionate and extremely gentle. She has great manners and in fact has no rude behaviors and is just the right balance between friendly and submissive! She loves everyone, especially children and lets them climb all over her. She would love to be in a home with children! She doesn’t chew, dig, bark, or jump up on anything! She loves her daily walks and navigates her way around our huge back yard, pool, pond and all, perfectly and has never had an incident! Athena knows all the basic commands and is good both on and off leash. She and our lab quickly became best friends and she would clearly love being with another dog. She loves having her head rubbed, exploring in the yard (especially if you join her) and going for car rides (where she promptly falls asleep)! She also loves to sleep in her bed or at your feet. You will never find a more loving or more perfect dog! We would keep her if we could! She is recovering nicely from the recent cataract surgery.

What Athena’s Rescue Rep says: Athena is incredibly affectionate, playful, and interested in the world around her. She has not yet been spayed but will be prior to being adopted out. Allergic to grain, she needs to eat a grain-free dog food. She will have to have daily eye drops the rest of her life, to control eye pressure and ensure that she doesn’t develop glaucoma. We are thrilled at young Athena’s prospects to go to an outstanding forever home. Athena is seeing the world, literally, through a new lens… and her future is incredibly bright.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Mackie: Black Female - spayed 6 years old 50 pounds


Mackie was surrended to a high kill shelter because the children begged their mom to get them a new puppy. How anyone could have dumped this lovely senior gal makes no sense to us. She's a total lovebug. She's a great size and is very well behaved. She's wonderful with children. She can be left home alone for a few hours with run of the house and is totally trustworthy. There are many good things about adopting a more mature Lab such as no chewing, digging, etc.

Mackie has a very cute smile, takes treats very gently and can be counted on to sleep all night and take a few naps during the day although she has plenty of energy to take long hikes and could make a good running partner. She loves to go for rides but when you're ready to watch a movie or the daily news will cuddle with you on the couch and watch TV. She also gives sweet little kisses but only if asked to do so.

One of her favorite tricks is to grab one of her toys or a sock if you've left one lying around while you're fixing her meals and dance around with it, tossing it in the air and catching it. She's very good on a leash and doesn't get distracted by othe dogs or squirrels etc. She might even be a good apartment dog as she's small, disciplined on the leash and doesn't get into mischief if left alone.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Cal: Neutered Black Male 1 year old


Cal was found in Hollister by a Cal Fire Crew who took him to one of Lab Rescue’s foster family who are active in the Firefighters community. He was very happy, clean and friendly and so they were confident they would be able to find his owner quickly. After days of searching for the owners it was obvious that no one would come to claim this cute, fun, special guy.

His foster family has three Labs of their own and he is great with them. He is also fine with the family cats. He’s not a barker but may whimper a bit if he wants attention. He loves to be with people and is very gentle for his age. He may put his arms up around you as if to hug you but isn’t pushy and will get down as soon as you tell him to do so and is definitely a cuddler.

We would love to see him go to a home where someone can spend time with him. Although the foster family does not have small children we feel he would be fine with children.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Charlie: 10 months old neutered yellow male 62 pounds


Charlie was rescued from a shelter where he was left when his family moved. Lab Rescue saw his handsome face and rescued him immediately. And what a handsome dog he is. But there's so much more to this guy than just his looks. He's a great puppy and with that comes all the energy of a puppy.

Charlie is being fostered in Santa Cruz in a family with two other Labs and a young child. He's great with kids always hoping they will throw the ball for him as he LOVES to retrieve. He will do a big happy dance when someone shows him something to retrieve. He's not particular about who throws the ball for him as long as someone does. He's definitely not fanatical about it though. He loves to go for rides and is quite well behaved in the car. He is not a barker either.

Charlie is a young Lab so he will need exercise and attention and training. He already knows sit and down and his foster is working on his leash training.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Frieda: Frieda Bonita Bell 8.5 Year Old Female Chocolate Lab Spayed 90 Pounds AKC Registered
Current on vaccinations and health checks. Has had regular check ups all her life.
Diego: Diego San Rio Carmelo 8.5 Year Old Male Chocolate Lab Neutered 120 Pounds AKC Registered
Up to date on vaccinations, up to date on all health checks. Regularly vet check ups all his life.
We would like them to be adopted together.

The family is moving to another country due to the Dad's work assignment and they cannot take the dogs with them. As one might expect the family is totally heartbroken to leave these wonderful, loving, trained and well behaved dogs but they have no choice. They trust Labrescue to find the very best home for both of them. These are truly exceptional dogs.

They helped raise the children in the family and are excellent with babies, toddlers and adults alike. They are perfect with other dogs and live with cats and are great with them. They have perfect house manners and currently stay in the house for 8 hours daily. Labrescue would like to find them a home where they wouldn't have to spend so many hours every day alone. Both are also crate trained although they no longer need to stay in a crate.

They run two miles every day. Both like to retrieve but Frieda likes to do so just a little bit more than Diego. Both love to swim in the ocean and love to run free at Carmel beach. They are both very calm, gentle, sweet dogs. They have perfect recall so can easily be walked off leash in safe areas.

These two are very special dogs who have belonged to a very loving family and lived together their entire lives. Lab Rescue would really like to see them adopted together and in this case two is easier than one!!!!

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Recently Adopted from GGLRR!

GGLRR places about a Lab a day! See some of the recent rescued Labs adopted in 2013 and 2014 for an example of colors, genders, and ages that we typically have available for adoption. Or read Happy Ending stories about Labs adopted through GGLRR.

 

JACK: 14 month old neutered black lab about 55 lbs

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Marty and all who help Lab Rescue


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Evie: Spayed black Lab mix (Border Collie or Kelpe) 1 year old 48 pounds

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Dakota and Bear Purebred Chocolate Labs 4 years old

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Rex: 10 month old, neutered black lab, 63 lb

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Marty and all who help Lab Rescue


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Felix: Male Chocolate Lab

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Ellie: Spayed Yellow Female 4 years old

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Darma: 3 years old Black female

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Jade: 3 months old, Golden Retriever Mix

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Moose: 4-yr-old, 80 lb, neutered black lab

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Fahrenheit: 10-year-old, 79-lb, Neutered Black Male Lab

Adopted October, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Freddy: Golden Retriever 1 year old neutered male

Adopted September, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Travis: 3 Year Old Yellow Lab Male

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Danny: 2 to 3 years old Neutered Male chocolate lab

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Alex: 1 year old Neutered Male

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Allie: Spayed Labrador Mix (maybe Border Collie) 2 years old

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Annabella: 1 Year Old Black Lab Female Spayed 63 Pounds

Adopted May, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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CRACKER: Yellow Mini Lab mix neutered male 11 to 13 months 35 pounds

Adopted May, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Molly: 2 year old Yellow Female Spayed

Adopted May, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Roxy: 10 Week Old Non-Spayed Black Female Lab/Border Collie Mix

Adopted March, 2014! Thanks to fosters Theresa and Geri and to Rescue Rep Sandy and all who help Lab Rescue


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Caesar : 1 year old neutered male 60 pounds

Adopted March, 2014! Thanks to Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Gunner : 8 year-old neutered yellow male Lab 80 lbs.

Adopted February, 2014! Thanks to fosters Janet and Amanda, everyone at UC Davis who has helped Gunner, and all who help Lab Rescue


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Choco (now Zoe): 8 Month Old Chocolate Non-Spayed Female 60 Pounds

Adopted February, 2014! Thanks to K9 Country Club and Rescue Rep Sandy, and all who help Lab Rescue


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