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Lab adoption fair Last updated 2/25/2015 9:45 AM

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.






Lua 3 years old Purebred (papered) Black Female Spayed


Lua has been living with her family since she was a young dog but the family dynamics have changed and both parents work and have young children and feel it best for Lua to go to a home where she will be as loved as she knows how to love. The family has a toddler and Lua is as gentle with her as she can be with the child. This is a gem of a dog. She does need to lose some weight but the green bean diet and some good exercise will take care of that in no time. She loves walks and swimming in the lakes, ponds and rivers and is a great retriever. She hasn’t been to the beach but we bet she would love it too. She is a beautiful dog with a luscious soft coat and has just the most wonderful demeanor.

This gentle soul is starving for attention, she just wants to play and be around people and/or dogs. There is not a single mean bone in this sweetheart. Good with big dogs and small dogs and cats. Lua would make a wonderful pet for a family with children or any family who will give her love and attention. Of course she is housebroken. She is currently in the Carmel area.

She is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on vaccinations.

For more information on Lua or to schedule a meeting please contact Sylvana at the following numbers: Text 831-596-1700 Email sylstrattn@aol.com. Texts or emails are preferred. Calls after 6PM at 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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KONA #2: 7 Year Old Chocolate Female Lab Spayed 72 Pounds


My name is Kona and I am a sweet active girl. My story is that I’ve had a great life full of lots of fun and adventure and a Mom and Dad who love me. They love me so much that they realized that can’t give me all the love and attention I deserve anymore now that they have 2 small children to run around after. They knew the best thing they could do for me would be to find me a new home where I could get all the love and attention I deserve, so they contacted Lab Rescue to help.

What My Rescue Rep has to say: Kona is a very exuberant dog with a zest for life (and tennis balls!) She needs a home that can give her daily exercise and a refresher course on her obedience commands. She does pull quite a bit on the leash, so she will need to be taught how to walk politely (use of a Gentle Leader or correction collar will help with this). Kona has a fused ulna that was the result of either a birth defect or injury when she was very young, so making sure that she doesn’t overdo the ball playing is something you will need to watch. Kona loves her tennis balls and would play with you all day if you let her. She is housebroken and also crated trained. Kona likes to go for rides in the car and is well-behaved when you’re on the road. She is also up for a swim anytime you are game. When I met Kona she never stopped smiling at me and was up for whatever and wherever I wanted to take her.

We would like Kona to go to a home where she will get the attention and exercise that has been lacking in her life lately. She is dog friendly, but can be a bit excited on initial greeting, better leash manners will definitely help with that. We are not sure how she is with cats. Kona needs to go to a home with children over the age of 8 due to her size and excitement level. Kona is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Kona is located in Walnut Creek currently.

If you are interested this sweet, funny girl, call Rescue Rep Jennifer 650-430-5357 (please text or send email: dekker3073@aol.com).

(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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Bo: 1yr old neutered black lab male - 70lbs


Bo was a stray dog from Bakersfield that showed up at a family's home between Christmas and New Year's to play with their two dogs. He would come daily and linger longer and longer. They tried to find his owner by putting up flyers, calling shelters and articles in the newspaper with no luck. So they took him in to their care because he was so terribly thin and the weather was very cold. He was very shy, timid and cowered when you went to pet him, which indicates that he was probably abused. The family couldn't keep him but held onto him until Lab Rescue scooped him up and brought him to Monterey.

I have been Bo's foster mom for about a month now and he has truly become a wonderfully sweet, gentle and loving boy. We have two labs of our own and he gets along with both of them. He plays constantly with our chocolate female and just loves to be loved. I would love to find him a home with a family that has other dogs and even children. He is that gentle. He knows sit, lie down and we are working on "stay". He is housebroken too.

Bo is micro chipped, fully vaccinated, tested for parasites and heart worm tested.

If you are interested in this sweet boy, please contact Marty at 831-633-1259 or text her at 831-277-5708.

(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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TIBBY: 8 Year Old Yellow Female Lab Spayed 60 Pounds


Tibby is a gentle, sweet girl, on the smaller side for a Lab with a delicate slim face. What a doll! We guess she's a Shepard mix as her face is delicate with a longer shape. She comes from a happy, loving home but her owner works from home and Tibby has started a habit of escaping from the house during the day and wandering the neighborhood. Because of how the house is structured and with the owner being home during the day (and in and out frequently), it's easier for Tibby to get outside and it's become an issue for the owner. Tibby is fine with other dogs and has some neighborhood "buddies". She may, on occasion, bark and pull on the leash if she encounters a dog that is insecure or aggressive (which is fairly common behavior) but generally does just fine. We suspect Tibby has fairly high prey drive so a home with cats or very small dogs is not recommended. Tibby walks well on leash and has had lots of training so should be easy for a dog savvy owner. She is friendly to people, including those that come to the house. Tibby greeted the Lab Rescue rep who met her at her house with no barking and settled right in for a pet session. She has had exposure to lots of children and plays well with them, although prefers older children that are dog savvy and past the "pulling on the ears and tail" stage. Tibby rides well in the car and is fine left at home alone. Tibby is active although doesn't require vigorous exercise to be well-behaved--is an avid walker/hiker and loves to explore but settles down at home with a calm demeanor. Her health is good, she is up to date on her vaccinations, heartworm negative, microchipped and she has had excellent vet care.

Tibby is located in Marin.

If you are interested in this sweet active girl, please contact Rescue Rep Allison at 415-806-2490. (Text is fine too.)

(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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REX: 6 year neutered black male AKC 115 lbs



Rex came to Lab Rescue from his owner in Fresno. He could no longer keep his dogs as they were not getting the attention they deserved. He is getting divorced and his wife was the main care giver for the boys. Since the two boys were litter mates they would fight with each other. (A few of the fights caused a little damage to the brothers, they would always fight over who was the leader of the pack. Rex was a bit of a trouble maker as he would go over and sit on his brother – which caused Rambo be upset.) Since the owner was gone for over 12 hours a day and since he was getting divorced he knew it was not fair to keep them. He took them to the Fresno shelter and the shelter called Fresno Lab rescue and they asked the owner to take them back. Fresno Lab Rescue was full so they reached out to GGLRR to see if we had room. Fresno Lab rescue tested the dogs and they passed all the tests and were soon loaded up and headed to the Bay Area.

GGLRR has Rex at their boarding facility and he is a very nice boy. (We are splitting up the two brothers even though they do love each other they also will fight with each other and have caused some damage. You can see the picture attached where Rex was bitten on the nose and ear from Rambo.) He gets along with all the other dogs and has been around several dogs and does love his brother but when you take home litter mates, especially the same sex it is a gamble if they will fight for dominance. (They do not fight with other dogs just each other and it is random.) They have been around kids of all ages and they love them! We would suggest that Rex is placed around kids that are older due to his size. He loves to swim, go for car rides, really did enjoy going on his walks but also the owner said Rex is the lazy one. (Rex will need a refresher on walking on a leash as since the separation he has not been walked much.) Rex has been well cared for and came from a breeder in the central valley. He is a real love of a dog and would make a great companion.

Rex has no health issues: Has all his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative, is microchipped. We had his ear cleaned and his bite on his nose looked over. The vet said these were bit wounds from a little while ago. He is currently on antibiotics. Rex needs to lose a few pounds, he is well on his way with less food and more exercise.

Rex will be going to a foster home over the weekend. Rex is located in Danville.

If you have the time for this nice boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

(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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RAMBO: 6 year neutered black male AKC 100 lbs



Rambo came to Lab Rescue from his owner in Fresno. He could no longer keep his dogs as they were not getting the attention they deserved. He is getting divorced and his wife was the main care giver for the boys. Since the two boys were litter mates they would fight with each other. (A few of the fights caused a little damage to the brothers, they would always fight over who was the leader of the pack.) Since the owner was gone for over 12 hours a day and since he was getting divorced he knew it was not fair to keep them. He took them to the Fresno shelter and the shelter called Fresno Lab rescue and they asked the owner to take them back. Fresno Lab Rescue was full so they reached out to GGLRR to see if we had room. Fresno Lab rescue tested the dogs and they passed all the tests and were soon loaded up and headed to the Bay Area.

GGLRR has Rambo at our boarding facility and he is a very nice boy. (We are splitting up the two brothers even though they do love each other they also will fight with each other and have caused some damage. You can see the picture attached on Rambo’s chest from Rex biting him.) He gets along with all the other dogs and has been around several dogs and does love his brother but when you take home litter mates, especially the same sex it is a gamble if they will fight for dominance. (They do not fight with other dogs just each other and it is random.) They have been around kids of all ages and they love them! We would suggest that Rambo is placed around kids that are older due to his size. He loves to swim, go for car rides, loves to play with a tennis ball and really did enjoy going on his walks. (Rambo will need a refresher on walking on a leash as since the separation he has not been walked much.) Rambo has been well cared for and came from a breeder in the central valley. He is a real love of a dog and would make a great companion.

Rambo has no health issues: Has all his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative, is microchipped. We had his chest shaved to take a look at his bite wounds and this will all heal. The vet said these were bit wounds from a little while ago. He is currently on antibiotics and his fur will grow back.) Rambo needs to lose a few pounds, he is well on his way with less food and more exercise.

Rambo will be going to a professional trainer on Monday who will foster him and also give him more obedience. Rambo is located in Geyersville.

If you have the time for this nice boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

(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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BRANDY: ~8-Year-Old Chocolate Female Lab 65 lbs



Brandy came to us from the Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont. She’d been found as a stray in San Leandro in late January. She passed our eval with flying colors, and was spayed and vaccinated by the shelter. They also removed a bad tooth and removed several lumps and bumps. We named her “Brandy” as she is a relaxing, intoxicating dog that is a pleasure to be with.

What Brandy’s foster says: She is really the most mellow dog and while tall she is not that big. Brandy is calm and really asks for little. She has been on tie down and crate. I think she likes tie-down better and sleeps in a dog bed through the night on the tie-down. She has not had any messes in the house. She does like to eat. She also pulls on the leash but I think that will settle down. She is a little slow to bond. She is at her happiest when she rolls on the floor on her back and just seems to giggle about it. I had a house full of people here this weekend and she was fine. No issue getting along with the three dogs here in our home. A little growly around food now and then but rare. Not aggressive in any way. She does like to be outside and may bolt if given the chance.

What Brandy’s Rescue Rep says: Brandy has all her shots, and is spayed, heartworm-negative and micro-chipped. She does have some small lumps and bumps as many older dogs do, but they do not slow her down or appear to cause her any discomfort. Brandy is ideal for an older family that loves to take walks and enjoy the company of a dog by their side as they relax around the house. Not sure how she would do with cats, but she’d be fine in a home with an existing dog. Her gentle nature may even be suitable for a family with children.

If you want this lovely girl to be a part of your family, please contact Rescue Rep Dave at 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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Kona: 5-6 year old spayed female chocolate lab, ~ 55 pounds


Kona’s story: Kona came to us over a year ago, originally from the San Jose shelter. Her owner just dumped her there in the street, alone, when the person she needed to speak to wasn’t there. She was filthy, itchy and clearly not well cared for. The shelter called Lab Rescue and said that she was a sweet girl, and because they have so many dogs to help who are not Labs, that they hoped Lab Rescue could find someone who would love her and take care of her. We took Kona into our program, and she was adopted by a family who loved her. Unfortunately, Kona has allergies which require regular maintenance. She is a young energetic dog, and while chasing a ball, caught her foot in a hole and had a serious break to her leg. The medical expenses were more than her family could handle, and they called Lab Rescue to find Kona a new home.

Kona is a sweet, petite chocolate lab. She is cuddly and will give gentle kisses. She takes a treat gently from your hand. We think she has had some training and knows sit, and will wait for her dinner. She goes into her crate when told to, and she is a very smart girl!

Kona rides quite nicely in the car. Kona’s foster family includes a lovely senior lab, and she gets along quite well with her.

Kona’s food allergies are something which will need to be managed. They have caused some hair loss around her eyes, on her legs and parts of her belly. We have her on a limited ingredient diet and her fur seems to be recovering. Most of her fur is full and glossy, and a lovely shade of semi sweet chocolate! Her broken leg has healed, and she is walking normally on the leg. Her muscles in that leg will need some time and regular walks to build back up. She is an energetic girl, and regular walks will not only help build her fitness and stamina, they will keep her eager little mind occupied and out of trouble. A tired dog is a good dog! Overall, Kona is a very healthy dog.

What Kona’s foster mom says about Kona:

Kona is a little love bug who follows me around the house, always eager to help. :) She tucks her head into me, I rub her head or belly, she closes her eyes, and is lost in bliss. Kona gets along great with my lab, they love going on walks together. Because Kona's leg is still healing, she won't be ready for a rough and tumble dog park scene for at least another month. Kona is learning to take treats gently and to approach other dogs calmly. Her skin condition is improving with medicated baths and a non-starch food. Kona's new people will be getting a sweet, curious, smart, little girl who wants to be with them always.

Kona super sweet dog, and deserves a wonderful home. She loves humans, and while she would be fine in a home with another dog, her real preference is to hang out with the humans, as she just loves human attention. We’d like Kona to go to a home where someone is with her a good portion of the day and has the time and experience to continue working on and reinforcing her training, as well as committed to managing her allergies. A retired couple, or a family where someone works from home, or can take her to work, would be ideal. Managing her allergies mostly involves providing a limited ingredient diet and frequent baths, as well as being vigilant in watching for ear infections, which many Labs are prone to. Kona would be fine with kids, but because of her leg, any children in the family would need to be old enough to understand that rough play is not going to be good for her. She doesn’t seem to have been all that well cared for her in the first part of her life, so we’d like to make sure that the rest of her life is as wonderful as this sweet dog deserves.

Kona is housebroken, up to date on her shots, spayed, microchipped, and heartworm free.

If you would like to add this lovely girl to your family, and are interested in learning more about this sweet dog, and, please contact Rescue Rep Debbi at 408-613-2044.

(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 (Just turned) 11 Year Old Yellow AKC Male Lab Neutered 65 Pounds



My name is Murphy and I am one of the sweetest youngest 11 year olds you will ever meet. My story is that I've had a great life and was with the same owners since 8 weeks old. Mom and Dad took great care of me but sadly for them decided that surrendering me to Lab Rescue was the best thing for me. Because they were moving quite a distance out of state and would be renting (dogs not allowed) and due to the long plane flight, they felt the right thing was to find me another loving home. I was living with my 3 human siblings, two five year old twin boys and an eight year old girl . Boy do I love those kids! They would lay on the floor sprawled all over me and I loved the attention. I'm a very gentle boy and thus good with kids. Don't get me wrong as I have great energy. I love to go to the dog park and yes, I keep up with those youngin' pups running all over the park. Although I am fine with all dogs at my daily outing to the dog park, my Mom says I'd rather be humans than canines as I just sniff the other dogs and run on my way. I love to go on outings with my people and am on my best behavior when I'm out.

What my Foster Parents have to say:

Murphy is an active sweet boy who loves to be with his people, both old and young. He loves his walks and has great leash manners. He tries to counter surf but is easily stopped by the word "no." He LOVES going out in the car and settles down nicely for the ride. He would prefer to be the co-pilot in the front seat so if you leave him briefly in the car don't be surprised when you return if you find him sleeping on the front seat. We took our 3 year old Lab with Murphy and hiked to Treasure Island, walked through crowds at Pier 39 and visited Twin Peaks. He's great at going on adventures and excited to be out and about. He's got a lot of spunk and was leading the pack of 20 of our friends through different adventures in San Francisco. He and our 3 year old Lab get along great. Murphy was an only dog at home so not used to having another dog around. When the front door is open he will try to escape although he doesn't go far but this is something his new family will have to be diligent about working on.

What My Rescue Rep has to say:

Murphy is an AKC dog with papers but was never registered by the previous owner. He is definitely a dog who likes to be with his people as that is what his first eleven years consisted of so Lab Rescue would like someone to be around a good part of the day. He would be a great dog for someone who loves taking their dog with them everywhere they go. He's a true companion and buddy to his person. Kids are a plus too (or grandkids!) as long as they are respectful of an older dog. Other than his mature white muzzle, he acts much younger than his age. Murphy is house trained. He will need someone around to continue his daily exercise, something that was lacking when he was surrendered to us. He has been trained on commands and knows sit, down and does pretty well with come and wait. He is not possessive of his toys or food. He can absolutely NOT be in a house with cats. He will try to escape out the front door so it is imperative until he is trained that the door not be opened unless Murphy is leashed. His previous owner says he loves to swim. He will retrieve the ball for short distances. Although he loves his outings, he will settle down nicely when he is home. Murphy needs to sleep with his person at night on a dog bed near the human's bed and he will sleep through the night. If he is in another room without humans he will usually bark on and off. Murphy is a great dog and will make a fun easy companion for the right owner. He just wants to love again and receive the same love he did from his previous family.

Murphy is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped. He has been seen by a vet, his blood panel is normal and he has been given a clean bill of health. He has a couple of skin tags on his head and a couple of lipomas (benign cysts commonly seen in older dogs) on his belly that are of no consequence and require no treatment.

MURPHY is located in Napa.

If you have the time for wonderful boy and have the desire and ability to make him part of your active lifestyle, please contact Sandy at 650-303-2436 and leave good days/times to reach you.

(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: 4-5-yr-old neutered male chocolate lab 81 lbs
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Good grief, Charlie Brown! I was found as a stray dog on the streets of Fremont and brought into the city shelter where I was cared for until some nice folks got me transferred to Lab Rescue. I am now hanging around an awesome family who are putting me through my paces: walks and exercise, working me on commands, sleeping in a crate, keeping me from jumping and putting my front paws on stuff… all that “good dog stuff”. I respond to a few commands, but I need a strong pack leader to show me all the ropes. I walk pretty good on leash (with a correction collar), but could do better – practice, practice, practice. Hey, I am just absolutely thrilled that I am now in a safe home getting two square meals a day along with having a bed. Warning: I seem to have a tendency to run away – so I am considered a flight risk – you do not want to let me off-leash in an area where I can escape.

Charlie is currently with a dog trainer who is working with him to resolve his lingering poor dog-on-dog manners and his tendency to run away.

What Charlie’s foster-trainer says: Charlie (the Tank) is a big substantial boy. He will do well with a family that is active, consistent and demonstrates the leadership role with Charlie. Charlie does well on tie down and in the crate, but needs exercise and training/mental stimulation before confinement. He sleeps at night on tie down or in the crate and has been quiet and behaved. He is doing very well with training and knows all the basic obedience cues. He is proficient with sit, down, heel, stay, come. My philosophy is to food-reward all excellent obedience responses and leash/collar-correct poor behavior and distracted behavior.

Charlie has tested the abilities of my family and tried to jump on each but when corrected and shown leadership he quickly behaves. Charlie does have prey drive and enjoys chasing birds away and would like to catch one. I have been correcting his prey behavior when I notice it beginning.

Charlie has done well with all the dogs in my home large and small breeds. He is a pushy dog and needs boundaries immediately when he meets a new dog. He will go face to face and stand tall and I always correct this behavior. He quickly interacts appropriately with the dogs when the poor behavior is corrected.

Charlie can be a very fun dog to be with. He loves to fetch toys and you can run with him if that is your thing to do. He has lots of energy!! He is very affectionate and loves to be close to any person that will pet and love him.

What Charlie’s Rescue Rep says: Charlie is a great dog, but a strong demanding dog. He is neutered, micro-chipped, and current on all vaccinations. Charlie would be a fine dog for a family with older children. Not sure how he is with cats. Charlie will require a physically-strong and capable owner as Charlie is a Mk I Mod 0 tank who will take you for a rough ride if you are not able to control him. [Charlie recently hit a car while running away – the car did not hit him; he hit the car – he came up with a slight temporary limp and a few abrasions but was otherwise fine – you should see the car.] Charlie’s adopter will be required to have one to two lessons with Charlie’s trainer to ensure they can follow the appropriate protocols to continue Charlie’s rehabilitation. Charlie is a treasure but demands a strong hand.

Charlie is currently with a foster/trainer in Petaluma.

If you are interested in Charlie, 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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Roo: 4-year old chocolate Lab male neutered 75 pounds


What a sweet, friendly boy! Roo came to Lab Rescue as his owner regretfully realized she didn't have enough time to spend with him due to graduate school and a busy schedule. These led to Roo spending too much of the day in a crate. Roo has come from a loving household which has included another dog and occasionally a cat. He is friendly to other dogs and people, loves to ride in the car, run on the beach and swim. Roo is an active boy and is a bit bouncy and mouthy at first but will settle down in the house. He is up to date on his vaccinations, microchipped and will be tested for heartworm by Lab Rescue. He will be best in an environment where he'll get the exercise and attention he deserves. He has not had a lot of exposure to children but would probably be fine with older, dog-savvy children.

Roo is neutered, updated on his shots, he is microchipped and is heartworm negative. He is a very healthy dog. He is currently in a foster home with another Lab in San Francisco.

Roo is located in San Francisco.

If you are interested in this handsome boy, please contact Rescue Rep Allison at 415-806-2490. Texts are fine too but please provide some information about yourself.

(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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Bella: 7 yr-old spayed female yellow lab 81 lbs


Bella Bella, Belissima Bella! This lovely beauty’s name says it all; she is a beautiful dog from the tip of her yellow white tail to her soulful brown eyes, and with a personality to match! Bella is happy all of the time! She has everything going for her: charm, beauty, intelligence and an overall sweetness. Bella grew up with children, including infants, dogs, has even been around a cat with no problems. She is a super easy, super sweet dog.

A few months ago, Bella injured herself, and her owner could not afford the surgery she needed. We have had Bella evaluated, and will be scheduling the surgery for her soon.

Bella loves to hang out with her humans, and even with her injury, enjoys her walks. Because she was not able to get her regular walks after her injury, she does have a few extra pounds she will need to lose after her surgery; it’s important for her comfort and mobility to keep her fit and at a good weight. As is typical for a dog her age, she also has the beginnings of arthritis, which is managed through medication and appropriate exercise, which she will be able to get after her surgery.

Bella has had some training, but because her previous owner was deaf, she knows all of her commands by sign, not verbally. It would likely be very easy to train her to recognize verbal commands, and even to new hand signals.

Bella is a wonderful dog! While she needs regular walks to get the pounds off and keep her joints in good shape, a couple of 30 minute walks a day would be just fine. A great family for Bella would be one where she gets the love and attention she deserves and is accustomed to. She would be fine for a retired person or couple, or a family with children. She is good with other dogs, but does not require another dog to be happy; as long as she can hang with her humans she is happy!

Bella is spayed, current on vaccinations and micro-chipped.

What Bella’s Rescue Foster says:

Bella has very nice manners. She knows when there is extra yummy food being prepared in the kitchen, and waits quietly in case something drops, but does not beg. She is comfortable staying at home by herself for 3-4 hours, and prefers to be indoors. She will drop the ball at my feet to ask for some yard time (we don't throw the ball right now due to her injury). She always lets me know if another walk is in order before she can complete her day. And although she has made several attempts to get on our bed, and would certainly prefer to be closer, she stays on her bed all night.

She is starting to respond to verbal commands. And while the training has been somewhat loose so far, she is very attentive and always looking to me for direction. She walks fine both on the leash and off, doesn't pull, but occasionally refuses to continue moving forward until she is completely done sniffing. She is very relaxed when we stick to the routine.

She is a loyal dog and a pleasure to have in the family. She is located in Sebastopol.

If you are interested in making Bella a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Liz 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

(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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Pepper: 10 year old spayed female yellow lab 81 lbs


Pepper came to her new home from a breeder in the Napa area. The current owners saw an ad on craigslist and met with the breeder and felt sorry for Pepper as when they met her she had a shock collar on her. (The breeder said Pepper had some quirks but they loaded her up in the car as they did not want her to go back to her old situation.) The breeder said the Pepper was of no use to them any longer as she had an eye issue in her gene pool so they got her spayed and needed to get rid of her. The couple decided to take her home and Pepper has been a loving part of their family for the last 5 years. The couple need to give Pepper up for adoption as they watch their grandchild and Pepper does not like her crawling all over her. (The grandkid has a Lab at home and is allowed to crawl on the dog, so she does not understand that Pepper does not want to play with her.) Pepper is a ten year old, female yellow lab. She is a loving, affectionate member of our family. She likes a lot of attention but is getting older and likes to spend much of the day curled up on her favorite rug. She loves to go on walks and sometimes on her walks she will bark at other dogs. She is friendly with the dogs and people once she knows them. (We have many people over to our home and have other dogs in over to our home.) We do not get Pepper out on regular walks and feel she also needs more exercise so she can lose a few pounds. She has a few quirks but don’t we all. She does not like dog beds – she only likes to lay on a rug. She does not like stairs, she does not like to go into the bedrooms – she prefers to hand out in the living room, the hall way and in the kitchen area. She does not like cats and is not used to small children. That is why we need to give Pepper up for adoption. We have our grandchild over to our house often.

From the trainer / evaluation of Pepper:

We had Pepper professionally evaluated since she has some insecurities with other dogs on leash. (She will bark at other dogs when on leash but once she knows them she is fine. She does not like other dogs around her food bowl.) The trainer said she was a very friendly dog and seemed to like most of the people that she was introduced to. She allowed the trainer to touch her all over but did seem a little worried when the trainer went to touch her paws. She did not pull on the leash when they went for a walk, she did fine when meeting her dog – sniffed him and then just ignored him. She was a bit protective over a pig’s ear but allowed the trainer to take it away from her.

We think that Pepper's best new home would be with a single person or a couple. We often take care of both our son's and our niece's dogs, sometimes at the same time. Pepper is fine with them. If her new home already had a dog, after getting to know them, Pepper would be fine too.

Pepper is very healthy other than she needs to lose a few more pounds. She is spayed, she has all her shots, she is microchipped and she is heartworm negative.

She is located in Healdsburg.

If you are interested in making Pepper a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Liz 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

(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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Brooklyn: 3-yr-old spayed female black lab mix 104 lbs
Watch Brooklyn's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Brooklyn came to GGLRR from a family that could no longer afford her growing medical bills. She was being treated for a severe anemia which was causing her red blood cell count to drop to dangerous levels. She’d been lethargic, losing her appetite, and in general decline. GGLRR’s vet has weaned her off the strong anti-anemia medication (which appears to have worked) and she is well on the road to recovery. Her most recent vet check-up found her red blood cell count to be normal. She has returned to being a vibrant and engaging (and hungry) dog.

What Brooklyn’s foster says: We have had Brooklyn since late September and she is an absolute delight. If I only had one word to describe Brooklyn, it would be "sweet". She is incredibly loving, tolerant and obedient. Through recovering from her medical issues, she has had at least 3 other labs (mine!) to pester her, not to mention the several puppies we have fostered over her time here! To say she's tolerant is an understatement! She truly enjoys playing with all of them, even when she hasn't been feeling her best. She's been fabulous with kids of all ages and seems to know she's a big girl so tries to be careful around the little people and pups. She loves car rides - window open please - so she can stick her nose out, and loves neighborhood walks. But more than anything she is sweet and loving - she will lay with her head in your lap or at your feet for hours. She's been my constant shadow as I move from room to room ready to get a little ear scratch or lay patiently for the next load of laundry to get put away. We have truly enjoyed her in our home and so thankful to see her feeling more like a young lab again! She will be a wonderful addition to any family.

What Brooklyn’s Rescue Rep says: Brookyn is an angel in a dog’s body. Her previous owner reported that she has some Rottweiler in her, but it is hardly noticeable – other than maybe her size. She is spayed and micro-chipped, and soon will be brought up to date on shots. Brooklyn is ideal for an older person or someone looking for company while they work at home; someone that wants the ideal lab curled up at their feet. Brooklyn's forever family should be one that isn't overly active - no weekend warriors! She will need to have consistent exercise, like two 20-30 minute walks per day. She is not going to be a trail hiker ready to go for miles but loves a neighborhood stroll. The right family will have a lot of love and attention to give and be happy to just keep each other company. She likes to play ball and romp with other dogs but also loves to chew on a toy (especially if it has a squeaker) and lay by your feet, or with her head in your lap waiting for some love.

Brooklyn is currently with a foster in Concord.

If you are interested in Brooklyn, 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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AJAX: 3 year old neutered male yellow Lab 75 lbs


"Country Roads, Take Me Home" could be Ajax's theme song. Lab Rescue thinks he is a true country boy who is happiest where he has plenty of room to explore.

His foster reports:

Ajax is a swimmer, and he loves to play ball. He would be a good hunting companion: when his fosters’ neighbor took him on a trial upland hunt, he did well: “not afraid of gunfire, uses his nose, fetches well." His coat is thick and full, and he is in excellent health, according to the vet. He is friendly with people, but independent and often entertains himself. AND Ajax gets along with and is respectful of our 3 sometimes grumpy old dogs, sniffs and then ignores our cats, and has visited our neighbor's cows and chickens without incident.

Ajax is resilient and a quick learner. As a stray, he spent 3 weeks in a shelter before Golden Gate Lab Rescue rescued him. During those 3 weeks, he went from “very social” and “seems nice” to “overstimulated -- can get very rough” according to shelter staff notes. Life in a small cage, the noisy shelter, and a bout of kennel cough were just too much for him. We think that in his previous home he was used to fresh air and freedom. Though he was probably never an inside pet, he’s very affectionate and was obviously treated kindly by his humans. Now that he's back in the country on 5 acres near Vacaville with his fosters, he’s recovering smoothly from his long stay at the shelter, and learning the rules of in-house living. His curiosity leads to occasional counter-surfing, and he’s OK with being crated as he learns to be an indoor dog. We think he's very trainable and will make a good companion. He is learning house rules, how to walk well on a leash, and his potty training is coming along. He IS an escape artist, who loves to explore the world, but comes back when called, especially if you have a treat in your pocket! (How does he know?).

What Lab Rescue wants for Ajax:

Ajax will need continued training and reinforcement, but he's a responsive, intelligent dog. Because he's big & goofy, he's more suited to life with adults and/or teens than little ones. He needs plenty of exercise, room to roam, stability and patience from his humans. In return, he'll provide affection, good company (and could be a great hunting/hiking/outdoor companion).

If you think you can provide the right home for this energetic young boy, contact Lab Rescue Rep Liz by phone 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

(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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BUDDY: 3-4 Year Old Neutered Black Lab 60 Pounds
Watch Buddy's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.


Buddy came to GGLRR from the City of Oakland Animal Services shelter where he’d been found as a stray in downtown Oakland in early November. While he exhibited significant skittishness, fear, and anxiety when first taken in at the shelter and was on the path to being put down, a volunteer stepped up to invest time and energy with Buddy to calm his jitters, build his confidence, and get him beyond his anxious state of mind. Wonderful things happened. He became more comfortable being handled. He became interested in other dogs. His fear of strangers diminished. We knew there was a wonderful dog inside ready for a comeback.

What Buddy’s foster says: Buddy has been gaining more and more confidence every day in our home, but he is still quite skittish. He will take time to adjust to a new family but when he does, he will be the sweetest dog ever. He loves to be touched and thrives for affection. He just does not like sudden movements towards him. It is best to let "Buddy" approach you on his own will and slowly pet him showing him you are ok, using treats when he approaches is a positive tool. Buddy is great with our dog. He is energetic and likes to run and play. Buddy rides very well in a vehicle. He tends to bark and gets excited (but not in an aggressive way) when greeting unfamiliar dogs… bouncing around trying to get closer to them; he settles down with verbal and leash corrections. Buddy is crate trained and does very well in the crate; we bring him to the vicinity of the crate and he goes in. Buddy would thrive with a family that has a large fenced-in back yard and another confident dog to play with. Buddy does have a fear of unfamiliar people and he will avoid engagement until he is comfortable. He is absolutely not aggressive towards people but is reluctant to approach folks he does not know. He is even stand-offish with people that he has been with for a while. He may have been abused in the past, which could explain his reluctance to engage. It will take time for Buddy to get comfortable in a home… but with structure, boundaries, love and affection he will be a great addition to an active family!

What Buddy’s GGLRR rep says: Buddy was a medical mess when he was found on the streets. He has recovered from intestinal flatworms, giardia, and a flea infestation. He is current on all shots, negative for heartworm, and micro-chipped. Buddy loves parading around with a chew toy and playing tug-of-war. See the attached video of Buddy (blue collar) playing gently with a 1-yr-old lab (red collar). Buddy will thrive in a home where he is the only dog (and he has the full attention of all humans) or where he has another pal dog to play with (and learn from). Could be a great dog for family with children, as long as the children are calm and allow Buddy to warm up to them. Whoever adopts Buddy will have to be patient and enable him to grow comfortable with them -- they will have to be on “Buddy-time”.

Buddy is located in Castro Valley.

If you are interested in adopting Buddy, please call GGLRR Lab 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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LUNA: ~3 Year Old Female Black Lab 55 Pounds
Watch Luna's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.


Luna is a wonderful dog that we pulled from the Oakland shelter. She was clearly a well-loved pet at some time, and we are shocked that no one was banging down doors to find her. It wouldn’t have been hard…Luna has only three legs! But that missing leg doesn’t slow her down a bit. She goes on great walks, can go up and down stairs, and while she needs a little help getting into an SUV, she can get out just fine. She even does handstands occasionally!

Luna is adjusting beautifully in her foster home. She is a very curious girl; walks are an adventure of sniffing and checking things out. She has learned to walk well on leash (not yet perfect, but doing very well). She loves to chase balls, and sometimes even brings them back to you. She will lean against you for a pet and an ear rug, and she gives very gentle kisses. She rides well in a car. While Luna is not a barker, when someone is at the door she has a deep bark that is much bigger than she is! That’s the only time we have heard her bark.

What Luna’s fosters say: Luna has settled in very nicely. She gets around extremely well with a rear wheel missing. She does need help getting her rear into the back seat of a car, but the front goes right in. And getting out, she has no problem. She loves tummy rubs.

We have taken Luna in to many different situations. She did well at a very busy Farmer's Market, lunch in downtown Danville, in front of Costco, walks around the neighborhood, walking at the Information Center of a state park and a walk on a beach. She touched noses with a couple of dogs with no problems. She plays well with children. She knows basic commands like sit and stay. She is not food aggressive and waits politely for me to put her food down. In fact, she doesn't always eat right away. She whines to go outside to go potty. She sleeps very well downstairs on her bed all night. We are working on the command heel. She loves her toys. She has never growled at us. She is a real sweetheart and any family would be lucky to have this very loving dog.

What Luna’s GGLRR rep says: Luna is a super sweet, cuddly girl. We’re not sure of her exact age but she’s got really pretty teeth and is on the younger side. She is great with people, and would be fine in a home with older kids (~8+, depending on their dog experience). We’d love a home where someone is around much of the time; Luna’s favorite thing is hanging out with her human! She can be safely left alone for a few hours. She is a moderate energy dog, quite happy with a couple of good walks each day. No need to go jogging to keep this sweet girl exercised! Luna is fine with other dogs on leash, and we are working on her off leash behavior with other dogs. We think she prefers not to share her life with another dog should go to a home where she can be an only dog. Luna is very interested in cats and squirrels and should go to a home that is cat-free.

Luna is current on all shots, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Luna is located in San Jose.

If you are interested in adopting Luna, please call GGLRR Lab Rescue Rep, Debbi 408-613-2044.

(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 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!

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 Monterey / Salinas.

Update from the foster:

Blackie is a big, slow moving, loveable companion, likes to be around humans and needs a second chance for a good home!

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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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.








Roxy: 9 Year Old Chocolate Female 100 lbs
(She came to Lab Rescue weighting 112 pounds and we are working on less food and more exercise. She has lost 12 pounds already.)


Sweet Sweet Roxy!

Roxy’s owners lost their home and could not take her with them. They had to move into a home with relatives and could not take any dogs with them. They loved Roxy and tried to take care of her but as you can see they fed her way too much. The husband told me that he would feed her an extra 5 – 6 cups per day as she looked hungry – Yikes! They describe her as sweet, mellow and she can get excited to go for a walk and is overall a very happy girl. Roxy was well socialized and was around a variety of dogs and has never had any issues with other dogs and she likes to mother the cats. Roxy knows off, leave it, go into your crate and shake! She will walk along your side on a leash on walks and loves Frisbees. She gets along with chickens and seems to only be a gentle loving girl. She loves to go for car rides, hates the water but will tolerate a bath, does not like her nails trimmed and does not like fireworks. (She did slide into the pool at the fosters home but needed help getting out as she was too big to walk up the stairs.) GGLRR met Roxy and did not have any hesitation on taking her into our program to help her find a new forever home!

From her foster mom:

Roxy is a sweet lovable chocolate lab with a beautiful rich brown coat. I love her coat. Her temperament is great. She gets along with other dogs and ignores cats. When she came to me she was very overweight, so she is dieting and exercising. She loves her walks and is surprisingly agile and energetic. (She will go on 3 walks a day with the foster mom.) She walks great with a leash and flat collar. She stays right by my side. My lab is trying to teach her to play, but she doesn’t get it and mostly ignores my lab. She is good in the house and wants to be right by my side. I haven’t seen any bad habits. She sleeps in a crate at night. She loves to be outside in the yard exploring and her size doesn’t seem to slow her down. At her checkup, the vet was two thumbs up for being she is nine years old. He didn’t think she looked or acted her age. He thought she was about 7. Roxy is a great dog and will bring lots of love and affection to someone who will continue her walks and diet.

We got Roxy into the vet and had a full blood panel done. She passed with flying colors. She is very healthy other than needing to lose some weight. She has all her shots, she is spayed, she is heartworm negative and she is microchipped.

Roxy is located in San Jose.



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GUS: 1 ½ year old black lab Male Neutered 95 lbs.


Gus’s story is typical of most Labs. Cute puppy who grew up into a wild child and before the owners had time to realize what was happening; they were way in over their heads with a dog who needed a lot more training and exercise than they could provide. (They purchased Gus from a breeder and before you knew it he was no longer this cute cuddly puppy but now he was a large 95 pound dog!) Gus’s out of control behavior lead to him being kept in the crate a lot of the time. (The owners would crate Gus around 20 – 22 hours per day.) This lack of exercise and exposure made Gus go even crazier. The owners could not afford professional help and instead turned to GGLRR. (They considered putting him down or taking to the shelter until they found Lab Rescue. They were now afraid of him.)

We asked a professional trainer if she could go meet Gus for us as he sounded like a dog we could take into our program but we needed to understand what Gus’s issues may be. The trainer met Gus and felt like he was a great dog but needed exercise and leadership and she took him into her home to foster and train him. Three weeks later and this is what she has to say about Gus.

What she has to say about Gus:

Gus was out of control when I picked him up from his previous owners, I could not even get a collar on him. (When the trainer would try to put a collar on him he would go crazy. She finally figured out the second day that because of his collar issue his owners never took off his choke chain and he had grown into it. It took two people to get it off of him!) He has so much pent up energy and wanted attention so much he would jump and scratch me non-stop. Gus has never showed any signs of aggression but would jump and mouth so much I was not sure it would get better. After a few weeks of exercise, leadership and obedience training Gus is a new dog! He is just over a year old and other than needing to continue to lose some weight he is very healthy. Gus has responded beautifully to his training and now is much calmer. He allows me to take his training collar off and on as I need, he walks without pulling on the leash and he is crate trained. Gus does well with other dogs and loves to go swimming in the nearby river. Gus also does well off leash. Gus will need continued training and because of this he would do best in a home with kids over the age of 8. We want him to go to a home that will continue his training and get him plenty of exercise.

When Gus is adopted we will do a hand off session with the trainer and we will want the adopters to follow what the trainer has done with Gus over the last few weeks.

Gus is neutered, he has his shots, he is microchipped, he is heartworm negative and he has no health issues.

He is located in Geyserville.



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RILEY: 8 year old neutered male chocolate lab, AKC 75 lbs
(Riley is very handsome – not the best picture.)


Riley was surrendered to some friends who help with rescue and they wanted to get him to GGLRR. They asked a couple to foster him for a short period until they could get him into our program. They decided they liked Riley so much they wanted to keep him. (Riley is a real charmer!) The temporary foster has an English bulldog and she is very sweet but very hyper and they soon realized it was not fair for them to keep Riley. The called GGLRR and once we met him we knew he was a dog we could find a home for as he is a very easy going boy!

Riley is a very sweet friendly boy who seems to love everyone and everything. (We currently have him at our boarding facility and they just think he is a dream dog for someone! They meet a lot of dogs and when I called to check on him they said what a nice boy he was. He gets to play with all different dogs. He is clean in his kennel, he is not destructive and he is not a barker. He has perfect manners.) You can touch Riley all over and he does not care – he just wants more. He has a soft mouth, he will bounce when he sees a leash but is very gentle. He knows sit, walks well on a leash with a correction collar, loves to swim, great in the car and is not destructive or loud when left alone. Riley is "great with kids" (a 7-year-old boy & 2 teenagers). He showed no food aggression when they fed him & withheld food from Matilda the bulldog, who circled him several times as he ate. We are not sure about cats but he would be fine in a home with another dog.

We took Riley into the vet and got his ears cleaned up. He has had ear infections in the past and the precious owners were using the wrong medication. He has all his shots, he is heartworm negative, he is neutered and he is microchipped.

He is located in Petaluma.



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REGGIE: 2-3 year neutered black male 55 lbs
(Not great pictures – he is beautiful!)


We adopted Reggie out and unfortunately the new owner can’t keep him as her daughter in law has some medical needs she needs to help with and this will leave no time for Reggie.

From the foster mom:

Hi! My name is Reggie and I am one heck of a dog.

Not too much is known about my past, I like being mysterious like that. I was picked up and brought to the shelter and I did not like it at all! I completely withdrew and would not engage. The shelter reached out to Golden Gate Lab Rescue and some nice folks came up to check me out. They felt I was not doing so well and that I would not be adopted.

I passed all evaluations with flying colors and they thought I was a great dog so they sprung me from the shelter and they have been fostering me ever since. I live with another dog and we get along fine. She is a lab too, but a lot smaller than me.

I am a bit shy but not fearful so I need someone who will help me build more confidence. I am a tall boy and because I was so very hungry on the streets I will counter surf so I probably need some training there. (Most labs are very food motivated!) I do think I am one big lap dog and get very attached to my people. You see I spent too much time alone and did not like it one bit. (Reggie is very people focused more that dog focused. We had him at our pet fair on Sunday and he did great with all the other dogs and people. We had him with kids, other dogs and of course Santa!)

Reggie is one big marshmallow. He loves to be part of the pack and belong. He is young but mellow for a dog his age and size. He loves to hang out at your feet. Quite content. He has not had much training but is learning fast. He knows sit and his leash manners are improving. He of course is food driven.

Reggie went to the vet got all his shots, neutered, well check, heartworm test and microchipped!

We would Reggie to go to a home that will get him the exercise and training he needs! He would love to go home to his forever home for the New Year!

Reggie is located in Novato.



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HUNTER: 1 Year Old Yellow Male Lab Neutered 75 Pounds
(Lab rescue is working on getting him neutered this week.)


It seems like Hunter was a frequent flyer at the Ukiah shelter. The owner refused to get him neutered and would keep him and his other dog that was also not neutered in the back yard during the day while he was gone. He had a fence that had some gaps so Hunter and his buddy would get out and roam around the neighborhood looking for some girlfriends. (I am sure since Hunter is so handsome and in such great shape he found quite a few unfortunately!) Each time your dog gets out and is not neutered the bill goes up so the owner met animal control in the field by the shelter and handed over his dogs and walked away. The shelter asked them to fill out some paper work but they did not take the time. They tried to reach the owners but the number was disconnected. The shelter gave him the name Hunter, so he has a fresh start with Lab Rescue. Lab Rescue knows the rescue person at the Ukiah shelter well so she called us right away as she wanted to get Hunter moved out of the shelter. He passed all the tests at the shelter with people and dogs; rode well in the car on the way down from the shelter to our boarding facility.

What we know about Hunter since we have had him:

Hunter is currently at our boarding facility we use in Petaluma. The facility owners use to train for guide dogs and know dogs well. They have ran Hunter with other female dogs and they have had their way with him! (He is a big marshmallow. We have not had him with other males as he is not neutered yet. He shows no interest in the other male dogs at the facility and he does not fence fight with the other male dogs.) He is clean in his kennel, he does not bark when he is in his run and he is not destructive. The kennel has some property in the back and we had Hunter in the back and all he wanted to do is run the fence line to see how he could get out. This is what he is use to and until his hormones are gone and until he is bonded with his new family, the new adopter will need to make sure if Hunter is in the back alone their yard is secure! He shows no interest in playing ball and has some leash skills but will need to be walked on a correction collar and will need a refresher on the leash! Hunter will need a home that can give him plenty of exercise, leadership and more training. He is a big/physical dog and will need to go to a home with kids that are older than 10-12 years of age and a home that has had experience with large dogs. Hunter is a wonderful boy but it will take structure, leadership and at least 2 hours of exercise each day to help Hunter become a good canine citizen!

Hunter is very healthy:

He came to us not neutered, (we are working on getting him neutered), has all his shots, heartworm negative, microchiped.

Hunter is located in Petaluma.



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Suzie: 2 year old Female Spayed Lab / Border Collie / Boxer Mix 60 Pounds


Sweet Suzie was an owner surrender to the Ukiah shelter as her owners were shipped out in the military and they could not find anyone to take their dogs or cats. They had a black female lab that was outside during the day that was not spayed and one day they came home and the neighbors border collie / boxer mix was in the yard with their female lab. A few months later out came some very cute active puppies and one of them was Suzie. They decided to keep one of the puppies and they chose Suzie as she was one of the puppies that had such a wonderful personality.

Suzie has been an inside dog with the couple her entire life. She has been well socialized with people and other dogs and she loves them all. The couple had three cats and Suzie grew up snuggling with them on her dog bed. (Everyone got along in the pack – one happy family.) Suzie will walk well on a leash, she rides well in the car and she has excellent house manners. The one thing Suzie lives for is the tennis ball! She can play fetch for hours and she will bring it back and drop it at your feet each time. Once you play fetch with her she will then go lay down in her bed and take a break.) Some dogs that are ball crazy do not have an off button but once the ball is removed Suzie is ready for a nap! Suzie has not been around kids in the home and we would want her to go into a home with older kids as she is a strong girl and when she wants to play ball she can at times push into you when she is trying to get the ball.

Suzie is currently at a boarding facility that we use for GGLRR dogs and she is doing great. She is fine with the other dogs, she is clean in her kennel, she does not just bark for no reason, she will go lay in her bed when she is done playing ball and she listens to the kennel staff. Suzie will make a wonderful companion!

Suzie was well cared for by her family and she has no health issues. She is spayed, she has all her shots, she is heartworm negative and she is microchipped.

She is located in Petaluma.



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Callie: 1 year old 65lb Spayed Female Lab/German Shorthair Pointer


Hello! My name is Callie and I have landed myself in lab rescue. I was found as a stray wandering the county near Fresno and taken into the county shelter. I waited patiently for someone to come find me, but no one came. I then became sick with kennel cough and was feeling pretty down in the dumps. Lucky for me, this is where lab rescue stepped in! I am now in a foster home with two other labs. I think they are super fun to play with, but foster mom says I am sometimes “too pushy” with wanting to play. For this reason, I would do best as an only dog or a house with other young dogs that enjoy a lot of play. Since I want to play ALL the time, I could annoy some of those senior citizen dogs.

I was likely an outdoor dog for the 1st year of my life because when I first saw the inside of the foster house, I didn’t know I was going to be allowed inside. I am super smart and have had no accidents! I sleep on a dog bed next to my foster parent’s bed. I do try to climb into their bed for some cuddles, but I know that my bed on the ground is where I belong. I walk very nicely on a leash and am a perfect lady when I meet and greet new dogs on the trails. I go into a crate when my foster parents are not home. I do cry and bark at first, but then settle in and wait for them to return. I am good about only playing with and chewing on dog appropriate items. My foster home has lots of dog toys and it would be great if my new home can provide me with lots of toys as well so I don’t get tempted to chew on other things. I am unknown with cats. Since I am a tall girl and very puppy like still, a home with kids 7 and up would be best (I don’t want to knock those little ones over!). I am learning to leave my foster parents alone while they are eating. I do get very excited for food and treats and sometimes jump up, but I am working on this. I know “NO” very well and respond quickly! I also know “sit” and “shake” and we are working on “down” and “stay”. I eat my meals right alongside my foster siblings, though I do have a tendency to eat too fast. I am working on slower eating. Did you know they make special bowls for us speedy eaters? Yeah, it would be great if my new family could get me one of those “slow feed” bowls.

I am currently getting about 3-4 miles worth of walks in each day. I will definitely need this continued in my new home as I am an energetic girl. A couple of miles twice a day will help me to get the wiggles out! I am great in the car if you want to take me on adventures with you. I also need a home with a minimum of 5ft fence as I did jump the fence at my temporary foster's house. My current foster mom and dad haven’t had any issues with me jumping and they are usually in the backyard with me if I am out there. If you think you can give me the continued structure, exercise, and love I need then call my rescue rep below and ask about me, Callie! Callie came to Lab Rescue spayed, we got her all her shots, heartworm tested and mircochiped.

She is located in Clayton.



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Callie: 11-month-old spayed female yellow lab mix 65 lbs
(and still growing)


Meet Callie an 11 month old female lab mix. This big goofy girl was found roaming the streets in the south bay and was picked up and taken to the Humane Society. The Humane Society contacted Lab Rescue and now she is currently staying with a trainer learning some basic obedience and manners. Since Callie was found on the streets we don’t know much about her past but being with a trainer she is quickly learning how to be a well-behaved, obedient dog.

UPDATE from Callie’s Foster/Trainer says: Callie has learned a lot while staying with a trainer. She went from not knowing anything to now being a very well mannered pet. She can heel, sit, and down even with distractions! Her training has come very far although it still needs to be practiced every day! Being young she loves to play with all sizes of dogs, talk about a great dog to take with you to the dog park! Callie is crate trained and does well supervised in the house. She really loves to play ball, go on hikes, and over all enjoys life! She would do well in a home with an experienced owner who can continue to work with her on training and manners. We do not recommend she be with young children as she may mouth or knock over a small child. Callie is young and has lots of love to give but with that she is in need of lots of exercise and structure. With the help of a leader this girl will be a great addition to someone’s life!

What Callies’ Rescue Rep says: Callie is a fun-loving, sweet and special girl. We are looking for a home with an experienced owner who is committed to continuing her training (Callie would really shine in obedience classes) and giving a young active pup all the exercise they require to be good canine citizen. A tired dog is a good dog. With Callie’s size (she is still growing) and zest for life a home with children over the age of 8 is ideal her. Callie is healthy, current on shots, and micro-chipped.

Callie is currently with a foster/trainer in Geyserville.

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4 Lab Puppies - Fluffy Black Female – Ruby, All Black Female – Lula, Black Male with white on his chest – Ralph, Yellow Male – Hank
(Mom is the yellow female, we do not know who dad is but the puppies look like all Lab.)


Yellow Lab Mom Mimi and her 4 puppies. Ruby, Lula, Ralph and Hank were found by animal control near a field in Delano, CA 9 (just north of Bakersfield) and brought into the Tulare County shelter. Someone had been bringing them food, but aside from that this family was on their own. The shelter contacted GGLRR as they knew a loud shelter was not the place for this family. GGLRR stepped in and had them transported to the Bay Area where we now have them at their boarding facility. The puppies are now warming up to people, are being socialized and are wagging their tails. They have had a well check and their first round of shots. Mom is very sweet and calm natured. Puppies are 12 weeks of age and mom is around 4 years of age.

We are looking for homes for these puppies that people are home during the day, a home that can give these dogs plenty of exercise and training.

They are located in Petaluma.



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WESLEY: 8 year old black lab / Mix Male Neutered 78 lbs.


Wesley was brought to GGLRR’s attention and he was not doing well in the shelter. He was very depressed and had open sores on his back end Once we met him we knew we had to pull him to give him another chance! We now have him in a wonderful foster home.

From the foster family:

Wesley the family dog! Wesley and 10 other pets (Cats and dogs) lived with their owner in rural Solano County until his death in Dec 2014. Wesley is regaining his equilibrium after a stint in the Fairfield shelter, ad getting much TLC from the 3 dogs and 2 cats at his fosters’ home. As you would expect after living with a crowd of “Siblings”, Wesley is an easygoing guy, use to going along and getting along. He’s cheerful and friendly with everyone: cats, dogs, and people. He’s flexible: stairs made him cry at first (which we fell he did not have any in his old home), but he has already learned to go up and down the stairs in his fosters’ house off leash with ease.

At approximately 8 years, Wesley has a touch of arthritis and has a bit of hair loss from untreated fleas. Wesley is not a big eater and needs to lose around 10 pounds. We feel he is a mix of Lab and Rottweiler. Wesley would be a happy family dog or a great companion for a single or for seniors. He’s quiet and responds to basic commands and he loves attention but he is not clingy. He is not a wild crazy boy and have excellent house manners. Wesley would be fine in a home with kids, cats and other dogs. We got him into to vet and did a full blood panel on him and he is a very healthy boy. He has all his shots, he is microchipped, heartworm negative and he is neutered. The vet would like to get 10 pounds off of him and he had terrible curled nails. His new pedicure, regular walks and getting 10 pounds off of him will help him with his arthritis. We asked the vet to get him on some meds for his arthritis. We are not sure he will need to be on this long term. He has been getting plenty of exercise at his foster home, stairs are not a problem, he likes to follow the tractor around, takes walks after dinner and loves hanging out in the yard with the other cats and dogs.

He is located in Fairfield.



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DAISY: 6 year old black lab female spayed 65 lbs.


From her dog walker:

Daisy’s person had to give her up because he is a disabled and legally blind senior and cannot take care of her anymore.

Sweet Daisy is six years old, 65 pounds spayed black lab and has all her shots. She’s a very loving and beautiful dog. Daisy has been the only dog in her home for four years since her person adopted her. She loves to snuggle in bed and lay next to your feet or on the couch. She is quiet in her home, no barking, and no jumping up on people. She is well mannered in the car. She is a great on leash walker, stays by your side and does not pull in her easy walk harness. Daisy knows tricks too: sit, down, roll over, paw. She comes when called.

She has been taken to Point Isabel dog park on leash and was fine with other dogs coming up to her to say Hi. On walks we have passed children, baby strollers, joggers with no issues. Daisy loves all people, is very gentle and has a soft mouth when taking treats. Daisy does not get along with cats or squirrels; she wants to chase them.

She has some dog aggression on leash with small light or white dogs. We usually cross the street when we see another dog coming. She just looks at the dog across the street, she does not pull or seem aggressive unless the dog is small.

Daisy would be the perfect dog for an active dog savvy person with no cats. She loves her walks and I know she would enjoy having her own yard.

From her foster dad:

Daisy is a well behaved dog in the home. House broken and quiet, definitely not a barker. Very content to hang out with her people. She is well mannered and fairly well trained, she sits, she stays, she walks well on leash without pulling, takes treats very gently from your hand and she does not jump up on people even when excited. She is not good coming when off leash. She does have leash barking when she sees little dogs. Overall a very sweet and gentle dog who is very easy to have in our house. Daisy is well behaved and easy to have around the house. She has pretty good leash manners and we left her alone in the garage with the doggie door and all was fine.

Daisy is very healthy, spayed, has all her shots, heartworm negative and microchipped.

She is located in Danville.



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REGGIE: 2-3 year neutered black male 55 lbs


From the foster mom:

Hi! My name is Reggie and I am one heck of a dog.

Not too much is known about my past, I like being mysterious like that. I was picked up and brought to the shelter and I did not like it at all! I completely withdrew and would not engage. The shelter reached out to Golden Gate Lab Rescue and some nice folks came up to check me out. They felt I was not doing so well and that I would not be adopted.

I passed all evaluations with flying colors and they thought I was a great dog so they sprung me from the shelter and they have been fostering me ever since. I live with another dog and we get along fine. She is a lab too, but a lot smaller than me.

I am a bit shy but not fearful so I need someone who will help me build more confidence. I am a tall boy and because I was so very hungry on the streets I will counter surf so I probably need some training there. (Most labs are very food motivated!) I do think I am one big lap dog and get very attached to my people. You see I spent too much time alone and did not like it one bit. (Reggie is very people focused more that dog focused. We had him at our pet fair on Sunday and he did great with all the other dogs and people. We had him with kids, other dogs and of course Santa!)

Reggie is one big marshmallow. He loves to be part of the pack and belong. He is young but mellow for a dog his age and size. He loves to hang out at your feet. Quite content. He has not had much training but is learning fast. He knows sit and his leash manners are improving. He of course is food driven.

Reggie went to the vet got all his shots, neutered, well check, heartworm test and microchipped!

We would Reggie to go to a home that will get him the exercise and training he needs! He would love to go home to his forever home for the New Year!

Reggie is located in Crockett.



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Max: 1 Year Old Chocolate Male Lab Neutered 65 Pounds



Lab Rescue got a call from the Fremont Animal control as there was a young lab at the emergency vet clinic that needed a rescue. The owner had taken him into the clinic as he was having some complications due to having ingested some plastic. (This was the second time this was happening in less than a year and the owner could not afford to have another stomach surgery.) Max had not eaten for around a week so the clinic felt it was an emergency that Max get to a vet to have his surgery. Everyone said Max was a wonderful dog and should not be put down so GGLRR agreed to take Max and pay for his needed surgery.

Max had to have several inches of his intestine removed as there was scar tissue from his last surgery that was blocking things going through his system. He has not fully recovered and we have Max in a foster home. (We spoke to the previous owners and they loved Max but could not afford the surgery and were not home enough to give him the care he needed.)

From the previous owners:

Max was purchased from a breeder in Paradise, CA at 10 weeks of age. He was in the home with another dog and the extended family had dogs and children. Max was wonderful with them all! The owners work full time so Max was in part of the backyard and the garage during the day and out of boredom he would chew on things. He chewed on the doggie door and ate some plastic which did not pass through his system; so they had to have the 1st surgery on him in February 2014. They have not had any issues with Max with any other animals of kids. The owner wanted to work with Max on hunting but they did not have the time. From the foster parents:

Max is a very active, high energy boy. He also thinks everything is a toy or food. When he first came to us he would jump up on people but we have worked on this and he only will jump up every once in a while, usually only when he gets very excited. He loves people and dogs and he does very well with cats. He is very respectful of them, although if they run he will want to chase them. He would love to chase cars, so he should not be off leash where there is traffic. (We would not recommend this with any of our dogs.) He does come when called! He also knows: sit, kennel and leave it. He does love the water and anything the sprays or puts out air. If he does grab something he is not supposed to have he will try to turn this into a game. If you grab his collar he will drop it. Sometimes a sharp no or a “ah ah” will work. The previous owner would use a Kong with him and this is what we would suggest for toys for Max, a Kong or Nyla bones. Max is a very sweet dog and everyone that meets him, falls in love with him. Max likes to go for car rides, play ball and of course loves to swim! He sleeps either in a crate next to the foster parents or on a dog bed next to the foster parents. The foster has another male lab that can be grumpy at times and Max will leave him alone. The foster also has horses and Max does not seem to notice them!

We would love Max to go to a home that is around most of the time, a home that can get Max the exercise and training he needs. We think Max needs to be in a home with older kids. Max can be in a home with cats and other dogs.

Lab Rescue did the surgery on Max, he has all his shots, he came to us neutered, he is heartworm negative, and we got him a microchipped. At times Max may need to take Pepcid for his stomach and he may need to eat a special food - ID.

Call to come and meet this wonderful boy. Max is located in Livermore.

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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.

 

4 male Black Lab Puppies - 8 weeks

Adopted February, 2015! Thanks to Rescue Rep Marty and all who help Lab Rescue


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Lacey: Purebred pedigreed Yellow Lab spayed 5 years

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


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Natasha: Lab mix spayed one year old 50 pounds

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


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

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


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

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


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Bud: 11 month old neutered male black lab mix - 60lbs.

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


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Bella: Spayed 7 year old yellow female

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


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Sargent: 2 years old Black neutered male

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


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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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