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Lab adoption fair Last updated 9/30/2016 9:15 AM

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue (GGLRR) places over 400 Labrador Retrievers each year in the greater Bay Area (424 in 2011)!  See Recently Adopted 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.



Click to watch Syrus and his ball.






Syrus: 1-1/2-year-old chocolate male Lab 75 lbs

Watch my video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Engaging, attentive, and ready to rock. Syrus (pronounced “sigh-russ”) came to lab rescue after being surrendered to a local shelter cause his family had to move and could not take him with them. Their loss! This guy is a handsome hunk. We are just getting to know him, and so far he gets along with other dogs and strangers – although we think he has had limited exposure to both. He has minimal manners and obedience but appears very receptive to learn. He can appear a little intimidating due to his relentless and energetic drive and this young guy has demonstrated a propensity for mouthiness. If you have a ball in your hand, you will have his attention.

What Syrus’ foster-trainer says: Syrus is a big, strong boy that needs a little extra care in getting to know the world and having good experiences. He didn't have a good variety of social experiences growing up as he spent most of his time alone in the back yard. He likes people but often wonders what their intentions are. He likes dogs but isn't quite sure how to communicate with them. Work in progress. He likes new environments but isn't sure how to do anything but pull you around vigorously to get to know it as quickly as he can. He will be a fun partner but needs a to build a track record of good experiences with the world. He has intense ball drive and his love for the ball can certainly be used to help create good experiences for him everywhere.

What Syrus’ Rescue Rep says: He is current on vaccinations and microchipped… and just got neutered. His former owners advised that he has had no training, is not housebroken, and spent all of his time outside and in the garage. We are working on his crate/tie-down training and he is making great progress – currently sleeps through the night with minimal whining. No pee accidents so far inside the house. Due to his rowdy tendencies and his mouthiness, Syrus should not go to a household with children under ten years old. Syrus is located in Berkeley.

  If you are interested in Syrus, call or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(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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Elliott: 5 year old neutered male Lab mix 80 lbs (special needs)

Elliott was adopted as a puppy from a shelter after being found on a highway with a broken right front leg. He made a full recovery after pins and surgery and was adopted by his current family at 1 year old. He has full strength and range of motion in both front legs and has lived happily with the family the past 4 years.

Elliott has a condition that causes him to lose coordination and strength in his rear legs at times. His owners live in a 3rd floor walk-up apartment in the city without a yard. It has become increasingly difficult for Elliott to safely navigate the 3 flights of stairs to get outside and he can no longer walk all the way to a local park. Although they love him very much, the owners want Elliott to have a better quality of life and are surrendering him so that he could be adopted by a family with a single story house and a yard which would make it much easier for Elliott to get outside and play.

What Elliott’s current owner says:

Elliot is a sweetheart. He loves to play tug, chew on balls and to be scratched all over. He responds very well to commands (sit, down, off) and walks well on or off leash with good recall. Elliot is very much a people dog and loves children. He came into the home as a puppy and shortly after was living with a new born (and then a 2nd) who he is very gentle and affectionate with. Elliot is loyal and loves to be with people. He also loves to play with other dogs but still very much thinks he is a puppy and can play as such, which considering his size is a bit rough for smaller dogs.

While his joints, muscles and ligaments all seem strong and fine, he cannot go for very long walks, cannot run without falling every few steps and has a walk that looks like he is dancing with his back legs. Probably one of the happiest dogs, he has no idea that there is anything wrong.

Elliot is extremely friendly and playful and sweet and lovable. He loves to play but is also very easy going and can be content for half a day to lay in the sun. We are looking for a home to improve his quality of life and this would be ideally a single floor home with access to an outdoor area he could take himself to and walk in at his leisure.

What Elliott’s rescue rep says:

We are looking for a very special owner who can provide Elliott an improved quality of life in a home environment more suited to him. We prefer an adopter with a single story home with easy in/out access and a grassy yard for Elliott. Carpeted floors would be easier for Elliott than hardwood floors. Given Elliott's condition he won't need a lot of long walks, but short walks and play sessions in the back yard would be good. Elliott was socialized with other dogs when he was young but hasn't been around other dogs much recently due to his reduced mobility. He might do ok in a home with another mellow dog.

Elliott had a rough start in life and we want to see this sweet dog get a chance to enjoy more of the simple doggie pleasures of life – basking in the sun, wriggling in the grass, playing in the yard, short strolls, and sniffing the latest smells outdoors. And of course, hanging out in the house with his people, snuggling together, getting back scratches and belly rubs. Elliott is looking for that special owner who can deal with his disability and who welcomes the joy and and love that Elliott will bring to their home. Elliot is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered.

  If you can provide a great forever home for Elliott, call his rescue rep Katy at 650-796-3596.

(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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Rio: 8-month-old male black Lab mix 75 lbs

Watch Rio's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Young Rio sure has been on an unexpected adventure in recent weeks. Found as a stray on Solano County, he spent time in the county shelter then a foster home before being adopted to a family but that did not work out as he was too anxious and unsettled – growling and lunging at folks he was not familiar with. Formerly named LeRoy, he is now back with Lab Rescue, undergoing an intense board-and-train program to resolve his concerns.

What Rio’s foster-trainer says: Rio is a big Lab/German Shepherd puppy that really just wants to have fun. He is food- and toy-motivated, people and dog socially and environmentally stable. His obedience is coming along nicely and while his recall is coming along a little slower, he'll get there because he likes rewards! He is young and with his shepherd mix, he needs a lot of exercise daily. A busy working family will need a dog walker with this boy. His adopter will also need to take Rio’s integration into their family (his new pack) very deliberately. He must not be overwhelmed or stressed with new people, new experiences, and new places. He needs human advocates that give him the time and space to find his place in his new pack. He will be a very fun dog for an active family and will be awesome for anyone interested in dog sports.

What Rio’s Rescue Rep says: The shelter thought he was one-year-old, but our vet believes he is much younger… maybe as young as eight-months-old. Rio could become one big dog -- our best guess is that he is part Lab, part Shepherd -- and maybe even part Great Dane. He is current on vaccinations and microchipped, and neutered. Rio is located in San Pablo.

  If you are interested in Rio, call or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(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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Click to watch Rocky romping.






Rocky: 16-month-old male chocolate Lab 70 lbs

Watch Rocky's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Rocky (Road) joins the lab rescue pack from a wonderful and loving family that is overwhelmed with work and kids. The family recognized that Rocky deserves to be in a forever home where he can thrive and not be left alone for long hours during the day. He has card-carrying AKC lineage as an English lab and is an absolute delight. Give him a half-filled kiddie pool and watch the fun begin. Loves chasing toys, bringing them back to you (most of the time) and has a pretty soft mouth.

What Rocky’s owners say: Rocky is very friendly and outgoing. He is house-broken but spends most of the day outside or in one back room at our home. He sleeps in a crate at night in our back room. We took him to obedience school a while back but he is a bit out of practice . Rocky knows “sit”, “fetch”, and “drop”. He tends to jump on people when excited… and is very playful and friendly with other dogs… He likes to chase and likes to be chased. Rocky has had no experience with cats. We feel Rocky prefers people over dogs.

What Rocky’s Rescue Rep says: For not getting walked much, Rocky handles remarkably well on leash (on a flat collar). He would benefit with a dose of obedience training. Am looking for find him a forever home that has humans around a lot and will give him lots or walks and socialization with other dogs. This guy could be a fine wrestling partner for some family of kids. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. Rocky is located in Hayward.

  If you are interested in Rocky, call or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(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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Click to watch Harold - the back scratcher



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Click to watch Harold off leash






Harold: ~10-year-old male black Lab 85 lbs

Watch Harold's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

I am Harold.

I was a stray.

I was abandoned.

I have been down the long and rough road.

I have not been treated well.

I am not without hope.

I wag.

I am now happy.

I am Harold.

Harold was found as a stray in Yolo County after what appears to be years of neglect. We can only imagine the terrible circumstances of his previous existence. He carries old collar scars, a wound on his snout, and is recovering from extended skin afflictions on his hind end -- likely due to fleas. His teeth are quite worn down, and his ears suffer from long-term infection and neglect. But his eyes sparkle with joy and spirit like no other dog. Harold delights in human companionship and greets every day like it is a new squeaky toy. This is one special dog.

What Harold’s foster says: We/I have TOTALLY fallen in love with this guy! He lets us sleep in, and greets us with a big "good morning" (easy for him to do, since we moved his bed to outside our bedroom door!) And, is just a sweetheart throughout the day! He's lying here next to me right now. It was a significant journey to rescue this guy! And he is worth every bit of it.

What Harold’s Rescue Rep says: Harold is a true survivor. Despite all that he has been through, he has the loveliest demeanor and personality. He is a pleasure to walk on leash – matter of fact, he does not need to be on leash as he is thrilled to walk alongside you. Want a soul-mate? This guy is for you. He will gladly curl up at your feet as you read the morning paper, watch Sports Center, or check your email. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered… and is on a few meds to address some of his issues – nothing life-threatening. Harold is loving life with his fabulous fosters in San Francisco.

  If you are interested in Harold, call or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(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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SEBASTIAN: 9 Year Old Black Male Lab 62 Pounds

Late on a Friday night GGLRR got a call from Sebastian’s owner asking for help in finding him a new home. He was calling from Stockton, an area that GGLRR does not cover and is not easy for us to rescue dogs. The story on Sebastian did not seem to be clear and it seemed like Sebastian truly needed help. GGRR put things in motion to help rescue him and then get him to the Bay Area.

Here is Sebastian’s story:

Sadly, Sebastian’s story is fragmented. The family who relinquished him to GGLRR, claimed he had been abandoned by his owner, their son. That they woke up last Tuesday and he was tied to their porch. They could not keep him as the grandkids were severely allergic to him and if we would not take him, they were going to have to have him put down. They said he was eating but not holding down food and they were not sure why. That he was a fantastic dog, got along with everyone and everything, was an inside dog and that their son had the dog for his entire life. GGLRR emailed some people, who referred them to some more people in the Stockton area, who then referred them to a wonderful volunteer who drove out that same day to meet Sebastian and to get him into the vet. (The kind volunteer met Sebastian and could not believe what she saw when she meet him; he had an open mass on his side that was bleeding and infected. She knew she had to get him to the vet right away.) Sebastian went into a wonderful vet in the Stockton area and stayed there for 6 days. While there he was updated on his shots, neutered, heartworm tested, well check, senior blood panel, ears cleaned and they removed the mass from his side. (The vet in Stockton said it was a fatty tumor that someone had lacerated and had become infected. She said it was not a mass that was inside Sebastian. The mass was tested and it was benign.) While Sebastian was at the vet he had no issues with eating or holding down food. GGLRR feels that the family said this so we would rush helping him. A wonderful volunteer with GGLRR drove down to Stockton to bring him to the Bay Area and they thought he was such a great dog they offered to foster him.

This is what is foster family has to say about him:

Sebastian is such a sweetheart, that everyone in the vet’s office fell in love with him and asked that we please let them know how he is doing! It took Sebastian less than a day to win the hearts of his fosters, who say his only bad habit is occasionally giving a little bark to ask for something. He is just one, sweet, adorable guy! He is a gentle dog and not at all wild. He appears to be younger that his stated age of 9 years. He is not a food hound and takes his treats gently. He is happy to lay down wherever you are, content to just be with you, whether inside and out. Sebastian knows: sit, come, stay and never begs when he is eating. He has clearly been a house dog and has perfect house manners. He does not jump on furniture, beg for food or run around the house. He is housebroken and stands by the door when he wants to go outside and definitely enjoys exploring outside and he loves going for walks. He is great on leash, never tugging or running out front, and stays close by the entire time. Sebastian happily greets both children and other dogs and has no problems with them. He has not seen a cat yet, he has been in the house where two cats live and while he was interested in their smells, he didn’t get excited.

Sebastian always seems like he has a smile on his face from ear to ear not matter what happens to him! (One happy BOY!)

He is located in Sonoma.

  If you are looking for a special boy, please email Rescue Rep Liz at 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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HERSHEY: 8 Year Old Chocolate Female 70 Pounds

Hershey has been with her current owner for 3 years. The owner was older and the other day had to go to the hospital and the doctor told the family he would not be able to go back to his home but needed to go to an assisted living home. Hershey’s owner did not have any family in the area that could take and care for her; so his daughter who lives in San Diego called Lab Rescue to see if we could take Hershey into our program. We went to meet Hershey and found her a foster home until we find her a new last home.

This is what we know about Hershey:

Hershey has been owned by the current owner for the past three years. He got Hershey from his neighbor who no longer could care for a large dog. For the last three years Hershey has been an inside/outside dog and has always slept inside. She was not left alone for long periods as the owner was retired but when he had the medical issues she was left alone at the home for long days. She is a very smart girl and knows: paw / shake, Sit, Stay, Down, Come and fetch. (Hershey loves to play with her toys.) She loves to go for walks and loves to swim. She is a bit out of shape as the owner was not able to walk her for the last few months but the current foster is taking her out for 2-3 walks a day. Hershey loves to go for car rides but can be a little unsettled at first. She loves to play fetch, loves to watch and loves loves to go for walks. She was in a home with another female dog at one time and the owner said she was indifferent about cats but at the foster’s she goes crazy when she sees the cat. She walks well on a leash; she does not know heel but she does not pull, she is very easy to handle. She takes treats ok, not real gentle but not like a snapping turtle, like some Labs. She has been around kids of all ages but feel she should be placed in a home with older kids.

From the foster:

We spent the night in San Francisco and Hershey was well behaved and fine with the other dogs. She picks up her leash and will bring it to us when she wants to go on a walk. She is in very good health and is one happy girl. We will be sorry to see her go!

Hershey is spayed, updated on her shots, heartworm negative, microchipped, full blood panel and has no health issues. She does need to go for regular walks to get in better shape and lose a few pounds! (But don’t we all!)

She is located in Menlo Park.

  If you are looking for a sweet girl, please email Rescue Rep Liz at 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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Click to watch Turlock play






Turlock: 18-week-old male black Lab / Mix 20 lbs (and growing)

Watch Turlock's videos by clicking on the link above the picture.

Young Turlock the black lab was rescued from Turlock (of course) where he had been brought in to a vet after he was attacked by several dogs and severely injured. One of his rear legs sustained a compound fracture and the Turlock vet was prepared to either euthanize the dog or amputate the injured leg. Once we heard of this situation, GGLRR immediately stepped in to take the dog from the vet and transport the dog to our vet in the SF Bay area who operated on Turlock and saved his leg. Hooray! Turlock is currently rehabilitating at the home of a Lab Rescue volunteer and is doing great. We hope that he will have a full recovery from his ordeal en route to a new forever home.

What Turlock’s Foster says: Turlock is a friendly, happy, curious puppy. He’s tolerating his recovery confinement [lots of crate time] well, although I think he can’t wait to be out and about. He doesn’t show any fear of my two dogs and tries to get to them if he has the chance - I don’t think he’ll have emotional scars from his misadventure. He loves attention and is quick to show his appreciation with tail wagging. It’s hard to tell what his personality will be without the meds he is currently on - but I think he’ll be fairly mischievous - but that’s just my guess and I wouldn’t put that in the bio. [Whoops! Hah!]

What Turlock’s Rescue Rep says: Turlock is on the road to recovery and has several months of rehabilitation ahead of him, but the vet expects him to fully recover. He still needs to be brought up to speed on shots, neutered, etc. – all in good time. His adopter will need to follow the doctor’s orders on Turlock’s rehabilitation and take it slow with him. Turlock is currently located in Pleasanton.

  If you are interested in Turlock, call, text, or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(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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Austin: ~ 2.5 year old neutered male yellow lab 88 lbs

My name is Austin and I was found wandering the streets of San Jose looking for love (or maybe barbecue). My rambling ways landed me smack dab in the pokey and I was facing some serious hard time until these cowgirls from Lab Rescue came and busted me out. They saw that underneath all my youthful energy and exuberance was a good ol’ dog with a big heart who just needed to be shown the ropes and learn how to settle.

What Austin’s rescue rep says:

Austin is a really good looking, very sweet, happy and enthusiastic boy with a lot of energy. Judging from his teeth, his demeanor and his energy level, he’s about 2 or 3 years old, which is still a puppy in Lab years. He is very strong, and leaps like a gazelle into the air. He needs some socialization and training to become the great dog that we think he can be. He gets very excited when he sees another dog, jumping and barking, but not hackling or showing aggressive behavior. A new owner will need to work on this with him. He will most likely not be a dog park dog, and will probably do best as the only dog in the home, or with a non-reactive, mature dog who can guide him along. Austin does well being handled and readily gives up his food and toys to people.

Austin’s ideal family will be one that is experienced working with and training young, active large dogs, especially Labs. The right adopter will be able to handle him physically, get him plenty of exercise, and will need to provide strong and consistent leadership to help Austin be a responsive and well-behaved family member. Because of his size and energy level Austin should go to a home with older children (teenagers would be best). His adopter will need to commit to taking Austin to training or working with a trainer. We think Austin just hasn’t gotten the kind of attention and leadership that he needed in his previous home, so he has some catching up to do. He can get very excited but given exercise to burn energy and calm leadership he settles in nicely. He is food motivated and eager to please so we think he will respond very well to training.

Austin has been recently neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Austin is located in San Carlos.

  If you would like Austin to be part of your posse, please contact Rescue Rep Katy at 650-796-3596.

(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 ~ 3 year old neutered black Lab / border collie mix 91 lbs

Watch Bo's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

Bo is a stray who followed a kind hearted person (and his beagle) home. After many unsuccessful attempts to locate an owner, his rescuer contacted Lab Rescue to help Bo find a new forever home.

If Bo (short for Lightning Bolt), didn’t already have such a great name, we’d be tempted to call him Draymond. He’s big and energetic, loves to jump and take up space, and approaches everything he does with unbridled enthusiasm. He needs some coaching (training) to learn to contain his excitement and stay out of foul trouble. Once Bo settles down, he’s a big, lovable teddy bear. Bo loves to rebound (fetch), and has a great dribble fake move. Haven’t seen his 3 point shot yet, but who knows?

Bo is friendly with other dogs, but his enthusiastic approach may overwhelm small or insecure dogs. Don’t know about cats, but we expect that he would be the type to chase or herd them. Bo has not had much training and he can pull strongly on lead (Places to go! Things to Sniff! A World to Explore!). Sufficient daily exercise and training/guidance so that Bo knows what is expected on walks will help him improve. Obedience training would be a fantastic way for Bo and his new owner to bond together.

Bo is a high energy dog who needs more than a casual morning and evening stroll around the neighborhood. He needs energy burning exercise every day and a job to provide mental stimulation. He’s a young athletic dog that would make a great partner to try out dog sports. Bo is the kind of dog that seems to do better with some space, so he’s not the best dog for someone with a small city abode and minimal yard. A secure yard is a must to keep Bo from seeking out his next adventure.

Bo’s eagerness to give “hugs” makes him not a good fit for homes with young children. Bo needs a home that will provide leadership and guidance. An active and experienced dog owner who can spend time and would enjoy working with Bo can help this enthusiastic young rookie realize his potential and become a superstar MVP (Most Valuable Pup).

Update from his rescue rep:

Bo has settled in nicely at our boarding facility and seems to really enjoy being around the other dogs. He has learned to walk nicely on leash with a correction collar or slip lead and is working on commands. Bo is an intelligent and alert dog, with an underlying sweetness that melts your heart the more time you spend with him. He’s an absolutely awesome dog that will rock the world of the right owner.

Bo has been recently neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and is heartworm negative. Bo is located in Dixon.

 If you are interested in Bo, call his agent, Rescue Rep Katy, 650-796-3596.

(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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Madden and Raider 10-year-old male yellow Lab (66 lbs) and 12-yr-old male chocolate Lab (73 lbs)

Watch their new video posted 8/19.

Time for the Silver-and-Black to step up for two of their own. Madden and Raider came to Lab Rescue after spending six months alone in a vacant house after their owner died unexpectedly. A related of the deceased visited the dogs every other day to feed and water them, but they’ve been without walks, dog socialization, or other human contact for a very long time. Finally the relative called us to re-home the dogs. Given these conditions, we found both dogs to be absolutely charming – and starved for attention. We do consider them bonded (understandably given all they have been through) and we want to adopt them out together.

What Madden’s and Raider’s Foster says: Raider and Madden are adorable, sweet “siblings”. The two have been together at least for 4 years when they were adopted from a shelter. They will do everything together. Sleep, eat, drink, play and follow us around the house! When separated they very much miss each other and it’s a big party when they come back together! Raider shows signs of an 12-year-old dog. His movements are slower. Madden is more active. Both walk well on leash, with Madden occasionally pulling. We have given them some toys but they have not taken to playing with them. They both respond quite well when called and take orders very easily (“no”, “go lie down”, “come here”) —they were clearly well trained dogs. There has been no barking, except when someone rings the doorbell. They used to go onto furniture in their old home, however on the first night we told them “no” and they have not tried to go onto furniture again. They sleep together in the living room. They should go to a home with minimum/no stairs as Raider has a torn ACL and struggles with stairs

What Madden’s and Raider’s Rescue Rep says: Both dogs are on pain-killer/anti-inflammatory medication for arthritis and other issues. They are up-to-speed on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Madden and Raider get along great with all people and dogs; not sure about cats. They are currently in Burlingame.

  If you are interested in Madden and Raider, 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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Dixie: 9-year-old female yellow Lab 85 lbs

Watch Dixie's videos by clicking on the link above the pictures.

New video posted 9/17.


Don’t ever ask a lady her age! Cause this one will prove you wrong… whatever you guess. Dixie came racing into a Central Valley shelter as a stray -- took one look at the place -- and raced right out into the welcome arms of Lab Rescue. She is the life of the party and will win your heart over in an instant. Better be careful cause as soon as she gets out of the pool she will want to come over and give you a wet hug. Dixie loves long walks (although she’ll tug quite a bit at first) or short runs… and is absolutely delighted to receive the attention and affection of her humans. She knows a few commands and is quick to learn. She has been a bit overbearing and pushy with some other dogs at times, so her initial meetings with new dogs needs to be properly managed – but once she gets to know the other dog, “Let the adventures begin!”

What Dixie’s foster says: Dixie is house-trained, sleeps through the night, and has easily settled into our routine. She likes to be where the people are and seems to understand normal conversation such as “come on” or “let’s go here”. She definitely knows “sit” and sort of “down”, but she’s not consistent yet. She loves her food (hey, she’s a lab!) and seems very trainable when treats are part of the deal! She is a very easy dog – eager to be part of whatever is going on, but also happy to just hang out. She has a good deal of energy and has started to play with our lab, Molly; tug ‘o war, chase, etc. I think she would do fine in a two-dog home after an initial ‘getting-to-know’ period, but I also think she would be just as happy to bond with a person or people exclusively. Her one incorrigible trait is that she is an excited and barky car-rider – at times – usually when she hasn’t gotten much exercise. Ironically, she really wants to ride in the car – again, some good exercise and walking will go a long way to eliminate this car barkiness.

What Dixie’s Rescue Rep says: Dixie is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. She could probably lose five pounds (but can’t we all). Dixie is located in Los Altos where she is hanging out with another female yellow lab. No idea how she is with cats. She would be absolutely delighted to land in a forever home that has a pool.

  If you are interested in Dixie, 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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JACKPOT (formerly Mr. Nobody): 4 year old non neutered purebred English black lab 74 lbs

(Lab Rescue will coordinate his neutering)

Watch Jackpot's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Jackpot.

Yes, I WAS Mr. Nobody. My previous owner named me that. The shelter took one look at me and knew that I was more like a Mr. Somebody. You see, lucky for me my owner was (allegedly) caught being mean to me on surveillance camera. He was arrested (trial pending) but I was the one taken to the "pokey" till the trial. It got pretty lonely there as I had to be in a cell by myself as they said I was "evidence", whatever that means. These nice people from Golden Gate Lab Rescue heard my story and made the long drive to pick me up so that they could foster me until I was hopefully released to them. I felt like I hit the jackpot and thus my new name is "Jackpot!" I am now with a wonderful foster/trainer and making great progress. Once I am officially surrendered to Lab Rescue, they have committed to finding me my forever home.

Update from Jackpot's trainer:

Jackpot knows "heel", "sit", "down", "come", "stay" and go to a "Place" until released, and will listen to "no." Jackpot loves to retrieve. He is a very easy keeper as far as food goes, doesn't take much food to keep him at a healthy weight. He is used to sleeping in lots of different situations be it crate, run and loose. Doesn't seem to care about horses or cats but always be careful when introducing a dog to either.

Jackpot has mellowed out a lot when new dogs come in. Male or female, he greets them with a wagging tail though if he is placed in a home with another dog, it should be a female. He would also be fine being an only dog. There is no barking or growling in his kennel. He doesn't care about other dogs being out while I walk him. His manners are really good in the house and he is way better with giving up his toys. He will listen to my staff and to me and do what is asked of him. He will test others that he doesn't know to see if they will follow through and he will be pushy with toys and food with them. His new owner will need to continue with a trainer.

From Jackpot's Rescue Rep:

Jackpot is a handsome English Lab with the blocky head and a stocky build. He wants to please but apparently has not had structure in his life before and thus didn't understand what was expected of him. Because of this, we want someone who is around most of the day to provide this for him. He requires adequate exercise for physical and mental stimulation which also provides an opportunity for training and bonding with his new owner. He walks well on a leash with a prong collar. He is house trained, rides well in the car and is crate trained. Because of his large size and strength, any kids in the house should be 10 and up.

Medical:

Jackpot is healthy and up to date on vaccinations. He will be neutered, microchipped and heart worm tested. He is located in Watsonville.

Jackpot will require additional training with his new owner. We require a $250 deposit at the time of adoption which will be refunded when proof of training has been completed by a professional dog trainer. (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.







Beauregard: 3 1/2Year Old Black Male Lab 75 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Beau.

Beau’s family has made the hard decision that they need to find him a new home. They are now both gone from the home during the day and it has been hard on Beau. This is what they have to say about him:

I'm Beauregard! I am a 3.5 year old, absolutely beautiful, purebred Black English Labrador. I love people, other dogs, walks, playing tug of war and food! Any kind of food! I have skin allergies that are well managed by medications and special dog food. I also have severe cataracts, so I will walk into doors, walls, furniture until I'm well acquainted with a place. And even then, I sometimes forget where stuff is. I can kind of see light and dark, but my days of being able to see shadows seem to be over. I don't pull on my leash when I go for walks and best of all, I am content to simply lay at your feet if we go to a café, to your office, to a park, or even to another dog's home. I am also very happy to sit/lay by your side and have lots of your time and attention lavished upon me. I will occasionally seek out my crate, especially in the evenings when I'm tired.

Beau knows many commands he is housebroken, he would be fine in a home with other dogs, cats or children. He loves to go for car rides, loves to play with his toys and loves to be brushed and be with his people.

Golden Gate Lab Rescue will work with an adopter to see if Beau’s vision could be fixed with an eye specialist in Santa Rosa. Other than his vision Beau is a very healthy boy. He is neutered, updated on his shots, microchipped, take regular flea and tick and heartworm prevention medication. GGLRR has adopted out many blind dogs and they live a very happy life.

He is located in Petaluma. (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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Tuxedo: 2 Year Old Black Male Lab / German Shepherd Mix 115 Pounds

(Should lose 15 pounds.)

We are not taking any more calls for Tux.

Tux is a wonderful happy BIG boy.

His owners love Tux but they are moving into an apartment and want a better home for him that they can provide. They are very sad to give him up for adoption but they know it is the best option for him.

Tux was purchased from an ad on craigslist. They went to pick him out and they met his mom a yellow lab and his dad a trained police dog; german shepherd. They brought him home when he was 6 months old and he has been a loving member of the family for the last two years.

Tux lives mostly outside but he does come inside the home and he is housetrained. He takes treats easy from your hand, has been socialized with other dogs on a regular basis. (He goes to the dog park and does not have any issues with any dogs large or small.) He has not been around cats so we are not sure about a home with cats. He loves to play ball but he is not the best at giving it back. We are not sure Tux will be a swimmer as he does not like the hose and he does not like bath time. He is fine when he is left alone and will bark for a few minutes and then he quiets down. Tux needs better leash skills and when he sees other dogs on leash he does get excited. (He does not have leash aggression but he will pull as he thinks everyone wants to come and play with him.) Tux has been around kids over 11 on a regular basis with no issues. Tux does know: Sit, stay, down, come, paw but when he gets excited it is hard to get his attention.

Tux is one smart BOY and is a dog that wants to please his owners. Whoever adopts Tux will have a wonderful loyal companion for many years!

We want a home for Tux that he will be an inside dog on a regular basis, will work with him on training and his leash skills, a home with older kids as he will knock down small kids and a home that will get him regular exercise ad Tux need to lose 10 – 15 pounds.

He is located in Petaluma. (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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PEARL: 2 Year Old Yellow Spayed Female 60 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Pearl.

Her story is a sad one. Pearl was left in a backyard, tied by a rope, with a laser pointer super glued to her forehead. Yes, super glued. A good neighbor asked if she could have the dog and proceeded to take Pearl to the SPCA where she would be safe. Charges were subsequently placed against the abusive owner. Pearl was then adopted, but unfortunately was being left alone in the backyard at night while her owner worked graveyard shift. She was jumping the fence of the yard so the new owner brought her back to the SPCA. Now she is a part of the GGLRR family and we will be sure her next family is her forever family.

We have Pearl at our boarding facility and she is doing GREAT. She gets to play with all dogs large and small with no issues. (She does get excited with small dogs so we would recommend a home with no cats.) She does have manners but she does like to try and give you a hug. She is a small dog and does not run into you so we think she can be placed in a home with kids. She loves to swim, go for car rides and will take treats gently from your hand. She does need work on leash skills but she is a dog that wants to please her owners. You can take her food bowl away with no issues and you can pet and touch her all over. Pearl just wants to be with her people!

Pearl is a very healthy girl and has no health issues. Spayed, has her current shots, she is microchipped and is heartworm negative.

She is located in Petaluma. (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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SHADOW: 2 Year Old Black Male Lab Mix Not-Neutered 80 Pounds

(Should gain some weight.)

Lab Rescue is will have him neutered next week.

It still is shocking when we get a call from the shelter and they have a dog they want us to help them with. I ask them the dogs story and they say – found roaming the streets – STRAY. What is shocking is that a lot of the dogs GGLRR takes in with this story are amazing dogs and Shadow is one of these dogs. (I can’t believe that people are not looking for these dogs! A lot of the males get out as they are not neutered and then the owners stop looking for them as the fine to get them out of the shelter is too high. It is cheaper to go and get a new dog – yikes!)

They shelter emailed me and said do you want a gift? I have a wonderful boy – Shadow. (The shelter gave him his new name.) The shelter evaluated him with other dogs and a variety of people and he had no issues.

We have Shadow with a professional trainer and she gives him two thumbs up! >What she has to say about Shadow:

He is a very sweet dog and not a big barker. He does want to chase cats so a home without cats would be good. He can get a little mouthy when he is excited but when corrected he stops. He has had some training as he knows basis commands and he is a dog that wants to please. He knows: sit, down, walks pretty well on a leash and we are working on stay. (When he sees a cat on the leash he will pull.) We are crate training him and he did get out of the wire crate so we are not using zip ties so he can’t open the crate. Over all Shadow is a very nice dog and should make a great addition to his new home.

What GGLRR wants for Shadow:

Shadow can be in a home with kids but they should be older kids as he may knock down small children because of his size. He can be in a home with other dogs but they should be larger dogs in case he may want to chase smaller dogs. He can’t be in a home with cats. We want a home that will be committed to his training and get him exercise each day.

Shadow is current on his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative, has had a well check and is microchipped.

He is located in Santa Windsor. (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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Ash: ~ 2 year old spayed female yellow Lab, ~ 50 pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Ash.

Hi I’m Ash, short for Ashley, but that name just isn’t me! I am an adorable mix of Lab and Husky, with maybe something else mixed in, who knows! I love, love, LOVE to play fetch, go for a run, or play with my cousin Taco. Even though he’s bigger than me, I can run circles around him (literally!). I LOVE people, especially when they want to pet me or throw the ball. I had a wonderful owner, but he was sick, and now I am with my aunt. But it’s very busy here with 3 teenagers, and no one home during the day except me and Taco. I need more time than my busy family can give me. Are you the family for me? What Dog’s Rescue Rep says: Ash is a super sweet girl. She’s a Lab/Husky mix with cute patches around her eyes, and ears that operate independently. There may be other things in there beside Lab and Husky, but she definitely has the retriever gene, and will play fetch until you are worn out! Ash is house trained, and accustomed to being left alone in the house with the other dog, a golden retriever, sometimes for up to 8 hours. She has the energy typical of a 2 year old Lab and needs a plenty of exercise to keep her happy: a couple of long walks, a good run, a game of fetch, or two, or three…she will happily bring you that ball as many times as you are willing to throw it. She’s an active dog, but not hyper. She’s a good girl on the leash, with some pulling initially before she settles down, but she could still use some work on her loose leash walking. The key may be wearing her out a bit with a quick game of fetch before the walk. She’d be a great companion for a runner. She is accustomed to gong to the dog park a couple of times/day for a long game of fetch or going for 2 good walks. Ash hasn’t had a ton of training, but she’s smart as a whip. She knows Sit, Down (especially with a treat in your hand!), Come, Drop, Heel and Fetch and she knows how to open the screen door and let herself out. She does jump up when she’s excited, but if you correct her she stops. She is good with other dogs at the dog park, as well as her “cousin” Taco at home. She does love her ball and will bark if another dog wants to share it. She loves to play with Taco, and can outlast him in a game of wrestling. Ash is housebroken and house safe but has not been crate trained. A test run of having her go into a crate went well, so it’s likely that she can be crate trained. Ash is good around people of all ages, and is quite accustomed to teens and adults, but because of her age and energy, we feel she should go to a home with older kids who can handle her (age 10 and up). She has not been around cats. The ideal home for Ash would be one with an energy and activity level that would match hers. A family that would give her a good walk (45+ minutes) or run twice a day would be perfect (a tired dog is a good dog!), as well as play games of fetch. Ash’s new family should be willing and able to take her to basic obedience training (she is still a puppy in Lab terms) and provide regular reinforcement (and practice) of what she learns; she’d love the experience, it would occupy her mind and help her to mature into a wonderful, well behaved dog, as well as being good for bonding. Ashley would be fine as an only dog with a family where someone is home a good part of the day, but she’d also be a great in a home with older, dog savvy kids who are not afraid of her size and energy, and will walk her, play with her and wear her out. She’d also do well in a home with another dog, as long as that dog has (or can tolerate!) a similar energy level. Ash is spayed, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Ash is located in Los Altos.

(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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Sweet SARA: 10-Year-Old Yellow Female Lab Spayed 81 Pounds (could lose 5 lbs)

Sara came to Lab Rescue through the San Francisco SPCA. She was a breeding dog in Grass Valley and when the breeder’s husband died she had to give up all her dogs. Sara came in with 12 other yellow females.

All of the dogs come from champion breeding. Sara is a very sweet dog that loves getting attention and riding in the car. She is a mellow girl that still loves to go for walks. She will settle in on her bed after a walk and be happy just to hang out with you the rest of the day. We don’t know how she is with cats. She does fine when left alone in the house.

What Sara’s Foster says:

Sara is a gentle, sweet girl that knows basic commands and is responsive to training – treat motivated! Sara will “wait” to exit doors and to get her meals. She walks well on leash. Sara sleeps on her bed in my room through the night. While Sara likes to be with her people and will follow them around the house, she is also content napping on her bed. Sara can be left alone in the house with no worries of destructive behavior. She will alert bark when someone comes to the door. Sara gets along well the foster’s male Lab, however, she would be happy to have her people all to herself (along with belly rubs!).

Sara is looking for a strong leader to continue to build her confidence. Sara is the type of dog that if you are her leader she will do fine with meeting people and dogs but if you let Sara lead then she may become anxious in new situations.

Sara is microchipped, spayed, and is current on vaccinations and heartworm, flea and tick prevention. She is one healthy girl.

Sara is located in Walnut Creek. (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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Mac: almost 9 year old black purebred male 70 pounds

Mac was bought from a breeder in the Carmel area when he was just a few weeks old and has papers. He has lived with the same family since the time he was adopted from the breeder. He will be 9 years old in Sep 2016 but you cannot tell it by looking at him. He has plenty of energy and very little grey around his muzzle. He is a very pretty boy and very happy.

Mac lives with another small dog and a cat and is as sweet as he can be. Mac for the most part has been an outdoor dog but is gentle and very anxious to please and he just loves attention. He doesn’t bark at all and doesn’t jump on people. He knows basic commands like sit, down and stay (when he’s not excited such as when new people give him lots of attention). He’s great with children of all ages.

Mac has a hot spot that has just developed which Lab Rescue is treating and for which we will provide meds. Mac will be neutered, heartworm tested, and up to date on vaccines, fecal tested and microchipped in the next few days.

For more information contact Sylvana text or email preferred. Text 831-596-1700 or 831-402-6600 or Email: sylstrattn@aol.com.

Mac update:

Mac was put into an experienced foster home after his family moved out of the area. This is what his foster mom says about him.

He was purchased as a puppy and then found his way to the back yard, to stay for the next 9 years of his life. He proved in his first week in his foster home to be well worth the effort of rescue. His initial reaction to being indoors was pacing and panting. His foster family spent the first 3 days figuring out how to help him feel ok about being inside while giving him lots of time on a shady deck with a yard to explore to decompress.

He now sleeps happily indoors on a bed next to his foster folds at night and has many supervised visits throughout the day inside. He is absolutely wonderful with other dogs and loves to play with his foster dog siblings. He has no food or toy aggression issues and thrives on attention. He's wonderful with children. He will need a family that can commit to helping him figure out boundaries (the food on the counter really isn’t up for grabs), the refrigerator, (although it really seems to be too good to be true) also is off limits.

He’s curious and playful and everything just seems new and fun. Mac will make someone a fabulous companion. He’s super food motivated – he’s a pleaser. He wants to be a part of your pack. He needs a loving, patient family who can help him grow into the awesome dog that he is. (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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RIVER: 1 ½ Year Old Yellow Male AKC Lab Neutered 80 Pounds

We are not accepting any more calls for River - all calls received so far will be returned soon.

What a nice boy River is and will be! His family loves him very much but they are expecting their 5th child and realize they do not have the time now for River and with the new one on the way they will have less time. They have come to the hard decision they need to find River a home that can give him the exercise and time he deserves.

River was purchased from a breeder in Lake County and they brought him home when he was 6 weeks of age. River is a wonderful boy and has been exposed to the world and just LOVES everyone and everything: women, men, dogs, kids, cats, seniors and rats! (He just wants to give everyone a HUG!) River is a big boy and some of his energy will go away once given the proper exercise.

River is housetrained, is crated or left in the outside run when the family is gone, does not bark when left alone and loves to carry his leash in his mouth when he thinks he is going for a walk. River is one smart boy: he knows sit, stay, down, come, shake and high five! River is very treat, ball and water motivated. He loves a fun game of fetch, loves to swim, go for car rides and goes to the dog park, goes for walks and goes to the river on a regular basis. River does pull on his walk so he is walked with a correction collar, they do not trust him in the home not crated as they feel he will search for food or may chew on non-dog items. (He is still a puppy and has that puppy energy.)

He currently lives with a female dog, is around kids but at times does not realize his size, is very friendly with cats and other animals. His family describes River as a very friendly playful dog who adores other dogs and is a very submissive dog. River has a lot of energy and needs a family or owner that has the time to properly train and exercise him.

River is current on his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative, has had a well check and is microchipped.

He is located in Santa Rosa. (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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ZEN: 2 Year Old Black Male Labradoodle 70 Pounds

We are not accepting any more calls for Zen - all calls received so far will be returned soon.

Due to the family moving and not being able to move to a place that can provide space for Zen, they need to give him up for adoption. Zen was purchased from a breeder in Oregon and he is an Australian Labradoodle. He is AKC registered and has no health issues.

What the owners have to say about Zen:

Zen is just over two years old a people pleaser and major ball chaser! He is sweet, minds well and knows basic commands. He is not a runner can be off leash and stays on property. Comes right away when called and is not a big eater more a grazer! He respects other dog’s treats and food. He does not grab food nor is he in constant search of food. His chewing days are over (he liked pillows) but no more issues. He is friendly with people other dogs and cats. He is the fun dog at the dog park no issues. He backs down when another dog confronts him. He will be protective with a strong bark! Zen is a character he charms all our friends and people he meets! He currently plays with a Jack Russell that hangs all over him. They run till they drop! He is living with two yorkies and a cat. He is bossed by both yorkies and loves to let them chase him yipping at his feet! I can see him placed with a family that the new owners love to throw balls, hikes and really wants to be active as Zen will be right there beside them! Just thrilled to be part! Zen loves to go for car rides, likes to fetch and does have a fear of fireworks. He has gone to doggie day care with no issues and knows many commands. He knows: drop, leave it, off, sit, stay, down, come heel, off and currently he goes on daily walks.

Zen is healthy has no health issues such as stomach problems or loose stools. He loves to be bathed and brushed sits perfect for haircuts and nail clipping!

Zen is located in Rutherford. (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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Sienna: ~6-month-old female fox red Lab mix 37 lbs

We are not accepting any more calls for Sienna.

This young adorable pup came to Lab Rescue via a central valley shelter where she had been found as a stray with an injured back leg – shelter vet believe it to be slightly broken. We had her xray’d immediately -- revealing a severely-fractured right rear femur. Despite this terrible injury, her tail continued to wag and her licks were unstoppable. Our wonderful vets operated soonest thereafter and repaired the break (with a stainless steel plate and eight screws). Over the past five weeks her recovery and rehabilitation has been fabulous -- she is putting full weight on that leg and walking normally. We expect a full recovery for this wonderful gal.

What Sienna’s Foster says: Sienna is an absolute delight. Her leg is mending well and she can now explore the yard on her own. We go on multiple short walks as she is rebuilding her leg muscles and endurance. She is a sweet, loving puppy. She gets along with other dogs and is very good with children. Being a puppy she loves chewing and likes playing with her toys. At first I didn't think she could bark, but I have heard her bark, "once". She also loves her crate… where she spends much of her time resting and healing. She would love to be in an active family and will be a treasure.

What Sienna’s Rescue Rep says: Sienna is a charmer… and will melt any heart with her wags and kisses. All puppy, she is wiggly and affectionate... and a bit mouthy While her leg will be fully-healed by mid-August, her adopter will have to exhibit care in her exercise and training program. She is up to speed on vaccinations and microchipped, but still needs to be spayed. She may top off in the vicinity of 60 pounds – just a guess. Doggie obedience school should be on her future schedule to benefit both Sienna and her adopters. Sienna is currently located in Saratoga. (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: 19 month old male neutered black Lab, ~ 65 lbs

We are not taking any more calls for Buddy.

What Buddy says:

I am a very handsome young AKC registered young Lab (don't YOU think I'm handsome??). I was destined to father many Lab puppies who look like me, to make my owners lots of money. I had two Lab girlfriends all to myself. But it wasn't a very good life, we all lived outside with no human friends to pay attention to us or play with us or teach us anything. Then one day like a lightning bolt, a Lab Rescue hero arrived, loaded me and my friends into his car, and off we went to a wonderful place. At our new place, nice humans spent time with us, played with us in the big yard, and treated us really nice. It is great! AND, they tell me what a good boy I am! They do say it is only a temporary place for me, that a wonderful adopter will soon find me and take me to my new home. I can't wait to begin my new life with a family.

What Buddy's boarding place has to say:

Buddy is a happy sweet young boy who is very well behaved in his kennel. He loves attention, is energetic but not over the top, and is good with other dogs. A very cute Lab...

What Buddy's Rescue Rep says:

Buddy came from a place where he had no guidance, training, or any of the kind of structure that young Labs need. Yet he is a darling boy who is great with people, other dogs, and who wants to learn how to be the best family dog. Taking him to training will help him become that dog, and will create a lifelong unshakable bond between Buddy and his new family.

Buddy is now neutered (no more little Buddies in his future), microchipped, up to date on shots, Heartworm negative, and is a healthy young boy.

He is located in Petaluma. (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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LUCKY: 10 year old yellow spayed female 50 lbs

We are not taking any more calls for Lucky.

Lucky was rescued from a listing on the internet; where she was listed for free. The place that took her in has had her for 4 months. The foster mom is now faced in finding her a new home as they have to move into a place that does not take multiple dogs – they have 6.

Lucky is an 10 year old yellow lab that lived with the same owner all of her life. She went into foster care with me when her owner went into assisted living for dementia and the family made a decision to let her go. I believe Lucky would be best suited in a forever family with someone who was looking for a companion, or a family that really wanted to make their dog a big part of their life. She is used to having her human all to herself and I can see that in her even today. She gets along very well with animals of all shapes and sizes but can intimidate a small dog with her interest. She is large for a lab and to our 4lb Chihuahua she could be a little much. Not because she wants to hurt her but because of her size and personality. Lucky has an assertive personality that means no harm. I have 6 dog's here including her and they all get along fine. We have a cat also that is very fond of Lucky but he is easy going and I'm not sure he knows he's a different species. She has also been around chickens and other livestock and is interested but loses interest quickly and is not interested in hurting them. She is 100% potty trained. She is so good that if she is uncertain about what to do she will wine at the door to go out. She has not had an accident here once. Lucky has no food aggression problems but she's a little obsessed with food and very food motivated. She is extremely smart and if she knows there is a treat somewhere she will stand nearby hoping to get something. She is not a counter surfer but I'm sure she would be happy to steal something if she had a chance. I feed her all together with my other 5 dogs and cats and there are no problems at all.

Lucky makes incredible eye contact and knows several voice commands such as sit, down, wait, stay, drop it, heal, and go lay down. She can be a little stubborn sometimes with " come" if her nose is involved with something interesting but she always responds when persistent. Lucky is pretty awesome off leash. I can take her in my front yard while I am gardening and she sticks close by. She loves for me to throw the ball for her and does know how to bring it back when asked. She enjoys fetching but is not at all obsessed and tires out after about 8-10 times. Lucky rides well in the car. She also does well on the leash but sometimes will assert herself when passing by an obnoxious dog. If another dog is barking obsessively she may pull on the leash and bark back. She can be strong when this happens so appropriate leash gear is good. She is outgoing and friendly but will often bark out of excitement. Her bark is deep and loud and could startle someone who didn't know her intentions or at the very least be annoying. We have worked with her on it by ignoring her or putting her in her crate if needed. She does NOT have a barking problem she just gets excited and dominates the room with her voice. Like I said, she is used to being an only child. She chews toys sometimes and likes to chew bones but is not destructive on furniture or in yards. She really just wants to be wherever you are. Recently we took her with us swimming and learned that she loves the water, especially if a ball is involved.

Lucky is a very healthy girl. She is spayed, has all her shots, is on heartworm preventive and is microchipped. She has no health issues.

She is located in Napa. (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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FUDGE: 7 Month Old Chocolate Male Lab Not Neutered 70 lbs AKC

(Lab rescue will work with the adopter on his neuter.)

We are not taking any more calls for Fudge.

It is heartbreaking for the family to give up Fudge but they have a full plate at this time with medical needs for their young child and Fudge is not getting the attention and exercise he needs. They know at this time it is best for them to find Fudge a new home.

Fudge is all puppy! He loves loves to play and he does not realize his size. The owners moved to the Bay Area from Washington where they purchased Fudge from a pet store. They have owned Fudge since he was 8 weeks of age.

Fudge is crate trained and in Washington they lived on a farm and he was mostly an outdoor dog. Since coming to the Bay Area Fudge now sleeps inside the home in his crate. He is great with kids, fine with taking toys or food away from him, they make him sit for treats but if a child has food he may grab the food out of their hand. He is great with other dogs, they take Fudge to the park and he gets to play with a variety of dogs. He may pull on leash but with a correction he does fall into a heel position. He knows sit and they are working on drop.

His owners say Fudge is a very sweet social dog, that is great with other dogs ad playful with kids. He is a puppy so he can be a little wild at times and loves to chew anything he can get his paws on. He is housebroken, crate trained, he stays in the backyard currently for 7-12 hours at a time. Fudge loves to go for car rides, loves to swim, comes when called, likes a good game of fetch and loves to chase other dogs. Fudge would be fine in a home with other dogs and cats.

Fudge is a very healthy boy. He is AKC, has all his shots, is microchipped and has not had any health issues.

He is located in Santa Rosa. (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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Dude: 5-1/2-yr-old male yellow Lab, 80 lbs

Watch Dude's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

Dude comes to our Lab Rescue program through an unfortunate turn of events… After knee surgery in early 2016, Dude lost the use of both of his rear legs and was recently diagnosed by UC Davis as being paralyzed in his hind end. He gets around each day on a two-wheeled cart, when he is not “relaxing” in his living room or on his back patio near his humans. His current owners have worked hard to see to Dude’s needs for the past few months, but they are unable to provide long-term continued care for him.

What Dude’s Rescue Rep says: Dude is an engaging, delightful lab that just wants to find his new rhythm. He loves his frequent cart-walks around the neighborhood – and has become accustomed to the harness/rig. Got things to see… got things to smell… got dogs to meet… While it might be difficult to observe, Dude will pull himself around by his front feet to get to where he needs to go -- carpeted surfaces are ideal for allowing him to move about. The biggest challenge is attending to Dude’s need to urinate every few hours and defecate during the day. He is friendly and playful towards all dogs and people… and cats. We are hoping very much that there is a special someone out there that can open up their heart and home to provide the care that Dude needs. Dude is located with his current owners in Hayward. (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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Gwen: ~ 7 year old spayed female chocolate Lab, ~ 90 pounds

This sweet Tootsie Roll of a chocolate Lab ended up at the San Jose shelter because her owner was dying (or had died). A friend took her in but had allergies and couldn’t keep her due to allergies. It sounded like Gwen spent a lot of her time outside (as in day and night!) and we weren’t sure what she knew or even if she was housebroken, but the staff at the shelter loved her and didn’t want to see her put down, so they contacted Lab Rescue. As it turns out, Gwen is a pretty amazing dog! She knows Sit, Down, Stay and Come. She’s housebroken and crate trained. As she’s settled in she has begun initiating play with her foster and any human she can talk into playing with her. She has been wonderful with all creatures, human and canine, that she has met on and off leash. She gets in and out of the car easily through the passenger door, rides well and enjoys going for a ride.

Although she’s pretty darn close, Gwen is not quite perfect. We’ve had her on a diet and she’s making progress, but she needs to lose about 10 pounds (used to be 20). We took Gwen to the vet for a lookover, and had some lumps and bumps removed (hence the attractive tee shirt in her photo), none of which were a problem. She does have low thyroid, which is taken care of with an inexpensive pill (the same one that humans take).

What Gwen’s foster says about her:

Gwen is a great house dog as she is quiet nor does she bark on walks. She enjoys being with people, but is not an attention hog. She is the best dog I have ever had!

We would like Gwen to go to a home where she will live inside with her pack, and be a valued member of the family. She would be fine in a house with another dog, or as an only dog, as she loves everyone and all other dogs she meets. She needs a family that will continue to manage her diet and give her regular vigorous exercise, both to get the weight off and to keep it off. Gwen has plenty of energy so long brisk walks will not be a problem for her. She is crate trained, and house safe, so would be fine with run of the house when left alone.

Gwen is spayed, heartworm free and on preventive, microchipped and current on her vaccinations. Gwen is located in San Jose. (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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MOLLY: 7 Month Old Yellow Lab / Golden Mix Female unsprayed 58 pounds.

We are not taking any more calls for Molly - all calls will be returned on 7/5.

Girls just wanna have fun is Molly’s theme song!

Sweet Sweet Molly is looking for a new home.

Molly was listed on craigslist in March. A wonderful family bought her but they have some health issues they need to deal with and know it is not fair for Molly. It is very hard for them to let her go but they want the best for her.

Here is sweet Charlie / Molly’s story.

Molly was Charlie:

Charlie was first purchased from a breeder when she was 8 weeks of age. (They gave her the name Charlie and her new family named her Molly.) When the family bought Charlie they were told she was a Lab/Golden mix. The family seemed like they wanted a dog for their family and for their 12 year old son. They got Molly in January 2016 and then decided in March it was best to find her a new home. The father did not like pet hair and the family had a dark carpet, so Charlie did not fit into their home life. Both the parents worked fulltime and Charlie spent most of her time in a small run in the backyard. The wonderful thing for Charlie was when the owners realized they should find her a new home; that it truly was not fair to her. The family had a 12 year old son and a Persian cat in the home – which was shaved due to the hair. They put Charlie up for sale on craigslist and she was purchased in March from a wonderful couple. (The husband bought Charlie for his wife, for her birthday.)

Charlie is now Molly:

Molly has thrived in her new home and has learned a lot. She is still a puppy and needs plenty of exercise and more training. Molly loves all people and animals, all she wants to do is have fun! (She is a blonde girl, you know!) She has been around kids but she does get excited when first greeting people and we feel she would do best in a home with older children or a home with dog savvy adopters. She sleeps through the night in her crate and if she is left for a few hours she has been left in the backyard. (The owners have given her an area not around the plants as she will eat the bark in the yard.) She will go to the door when she has to go out to do her business but she does not make noise, so a dog door would be good for her or someone who will take her out on a regular basis. She is currently getting two walks a day at least 2 miles on each walk. She was ready to start doggie day care so she could play with other dogs on a regular basis but she needed to get clear of a stomach issue. (She went through the evaluation at the day care and passed with flying colors.) She loves to go for car rides and we do think she will be a dog that will love to swim. We think she would be fine with cats as she lived with a cat in her previous home but she does like to chase cats, lizards and anything else that seems like a fun game. Molly would be fine in a home with other dogs as long as the other dogs are fine with a young energetic Lab bothering them all day long. Molly does pull on the leash at times and currently gets walked with a correction collar. When she first greets new visitors she will do a submissive pee. Molly is a very healthy dog and has a clean bill of health! The current owners see Molly thriving in a busy home with adults or older kids who can get her plenty of exercise, want to play with her and a home that will continue her training. We want a home that will be her leader and not a home that will not set boundaries.

She has all her shots, she has been on regular flea and tick medication, regular medication for heartworms, she has had some fecal tests done and all is clear, she does need to be spayed and get a microchip.

(GGLRR will arrange the spaying with the adopters.)

She is located in Santa Rosa. (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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Miller: 9 year old neutered male Chocolate Lab ~ 86 pounds

Do you like chocolate? Then you are going to LOVE me!

I am a youthful 9 years old, with lots of bounce in my step. I’d love to go for a walk with you, or better still, how about a jog! I have lots of energy and would love to live with someone who can keep up with me!

My parents adopted me from a breeder when I was just a pup, and was the only “child”. Over time we all grew up together, and then the human child came, and my parents had to move. I came with them, but my new home was a run outside the house. Because my parents both worked full time, I haven’t had a lot of exercise or ways to work off my energy (although I have kept my slim boyish figure in spite of that!). Finally my parents decided they wanted something better for me, a family with the time and energy to take care of me and love me, so they called this place called Lab Rescue.

I am in good physical and medical shape, although I have a couple of hot spots on my neck that are being treated. I’m going to live temporarily with another dog and her humans, until Lab Rescue finds the right family for me. Is that family YOU?

What Miller’s Rescue Rep says:

Miller is a wonderful, handsome chocolate Lab! You would never guess that he’s 9, he’s in great shape with a beautiful glossy coat. He’s been with a loving family his whole life, but most of the last few years he’s spent his days in a run at the side of the house only coming inside at night. He lived with two small dogs that he got along fine with. Miller is much more interested in humans than other dogs. He’s done fine with dogs at the dog park in the past, but because he wasn’t neutered at that time, he tried some humping. When he’s corrected, he backs off with no problem, and now that he’s been neutered, this should not be a problem.

Miller is a big Lab, tall but not overweight. He had no lumps or bumps that can be typical in a dog his age. He is a handsome dog, and he gives very gentle kisses. He also takes treats gently. He walks beautifully on a collar that’s a combination flat collar/halti. He is a confident dog, and will require an owner that understands they are the alpha, and will provide appropriate leadership to Miller. Like many dogs, Miller doesn’t like fireworks or scary noises (he has been known to hide under a table), so his new family will have to be careful around the noisier holidays (4th of July) to keep him inside, safe, and comforted.

Miller has been around adults and young children. We don’t know how Miller would do with cats, as he has not been around them.

Miller is crate trained and has been sleeping quite comfortably in his crate at his foster home. He is housebroken and safe in the house. He has had training and knows Sit, Stay, Down, Heel, Drop, Leave It and Off. We would still recommend that his new owner take him to training; it’s great for bonding and establishing leadership with a new dog, especially a big strong dog like Miller.

We would like Miller to go to a family where someone is home with him most of the time, and can build on the training that he has already had. Someone who is experienced with dogs and comfortable with providing the leadership and consistency he needs to know the house/pack rules would be ideal. Miller would be fine in a home with older children (because of his size); we would consider a younger children if they are dog savvy. An active family that can consistently give him the exercise he needs is a must; a tired dog is a good dog!

Miller is current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped, and has his neuter date scheduled. Miller is located in San Jose. (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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Max: 2-3 year-old male black English Lab

What Max says: I’m a handsome, happy boy who just wants to be with my people—which makes it hard to understand why my last owner left me alone at the shelter. I didn’t like it there, it was noisy and made me nervous. Luckily a nice lady from Lab Rescue spotted me, made a few calls and now I’m living the good life with my foster mom up in the Santa Cruz mountains, exploring my big new yard, meeting all the neighbors and their dogs and getting long belly rubs. There’s so much to do that I’m even starting to forget about my itchy ears! My foster mom takes me on lots of walks and sometimes we even go in the car—I love life!

What Max’s foster says: Max is an owner surrender from the Santa Cruz shelter and appears to be a very well bred English Labrador. He is not very tall but has those adorable thick English features we love: a big blocky head, wiggly otter tail, massive paws, luxuriously silky coat and a joyful labby smile full of sparkling white teeth. He’s still very much a big puppy who’s just starting to settle into a daily routine.

Max has very good house manners and quickly learned to respect boundaries like the kitchen and front door threshold. He’s not a counter surfer but like most puppies, will steal a fuzzy slipper or shoe if you’re not careful. He enjoys his nylabone and seems to just be learning about how to play with other toys. Right now, he prefers to play by interacting with people, but suspect he will eventually grow into toy play, too. Oh, and the hose¬¬–Max loves to play in hose water!

Max took to his crate immediately and sleeps there at night and when his foster mom is away from home. He’s quiet in the crate and in the yard too.

Max is a really a sweet, happy-go-lucky boy who will benefit from an experienced home and positive-reinforcement training. He’s still learning his name and doesn’t realize his own strength or size, so basic obedience and socialization will be a top priority in helping him to become a well-rounded family member. Max especially loves our male renter so we think he will be great with both men and women. He spent an entire afternoon with a child, so we suspect he’ll be great with older kids who are big-dog savvy, too.

Max has met several neighbor dogs (male and female) and really wants to be social, but is not very experienced with greetings yet. He seems to be more comfortable with larger, well-balanced dogs. He is a little too interested in our 2 resident cats for now but longer term, he may be workable. He’ll definitely need close supervision with other dogs (and kids) while his post-neuter hormones settle a bit.

What Max’s Rescue Rep says: Max is up to date on vaccinations and is newly microchipped and has stunningly good looks. He has a healthy bodyweight and is the epitome of a Lab-lovebug. Max appears to have allergies but it's predicted that good food and attention will make a huge difference. The ideal home for Max would be with an experienced dog owner who can provide the training and socialization he needs to become a good canine citizen, including a securely fenced yard.

(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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Vickie: Black Lab, Female 55 pounds 5 to 6 years old

Watch Vickie's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Here is what her foster has to say about her: Vickie is a sweetheart who has a lot of of love to give. She has been adaptable, loyal, and well behaved. She loves to play, take walks, and is food driven which is a great way to train her. She is with me 24/7. At home, she is very observant while hanging out on the deck towards the cars and people. Does not bark at anyone or at my housemate’s cat. She has only barked if another nearby dog barks at her. She prefers to sleep inside her crate over her large dog bed at night voluntarily. I keep her crate door open at all times so she may roam freely. At work, she is excited as she is with someone at all times. She will settle down and get comfortable as you start to settle down to begin work. She is well behaved during car rides.

Please get to know her more by watching her videos and pictures on the two provided links. I will continue to update it with content over time.

(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 Bay area Labs adopted in 2013, 2014, 2015 and this year (2016) for examples of colors, genders, and ages that we typically have available for adoption. Or read Happy Ending stories about Labs adopted through GGLRR.

         
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