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Lab adoption fair Last updated 2/24/2017 6:00 PM

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.







Sam: 7 Year Old Black Lab Mix 80 lbs



Sam was a stray who showed up at his current owner’s house one day last summer. It was a hot day so they gave him some water, he left but came back the next day. He looked hungry so they gave him some food. This dog knows a good gig when he sees it, so he kept coming back and pretty soon he had moved in. The owners contacted shelters, vets, and did neighborhood and online postings, but nobody claimed Sam. So Sam became part of their pack, they got him vet care, brought him up to date on shots, and got his weight up to a healthy level (he was a bit scrawny when he showed up). They’ve really enjoyed having Sam as part of their pack and he gets along great with their kids and smaller dog. As time has passed, however, they’ve realized that having two young kids, and two dogs in a small house with a busy schedule is more than they had planned for and can realistically handle at this point in their lives. So they contacted Lab Rescue to help Sam find a loving new home and family.

Sam is a snuggler and a leaner, he loves to be around his people and he will snuggle with you on the couch if you let him. He is very tolerant of the family’s two year old (who isn’t always that nice to Sam) and their young, smaller dog (who will jump all over Sam). Extended interaction with the youngsters can get to be a bit much for Sam after awhile, so he also likes to be able to have his own space that he can retreat to and just chill for awhile.

Sam is fine being left home alone in the house and he is not a chewer. He does need to be let outside to go to the bathroom if you are going to be gone for more than a few hours. Sam does like to chase squirrels, so we’re not sure how well he’d do in a home with cats.

Sam appears to have had training and knows basic commands. His current owner uses a harness to walk Sam as he is a big strong dog with a tendency to pull. Sam does likes to stop and sniff and leave his mark while out on walks (he’s just catching up on the latest neighborhood news).

Sam is a great dog and we really hope that his next home will be his forever home. Sam tested negative for heartworm, is up to date on vaccinations, and he will be micro-chipped soon. He is currently being treated for a skin allergy that his vet thinks is caused by the wet weather. Sam is located in Concord.

  If you are interested in Sam, please call 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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Click to watch Bella fetch.



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BELLA: 7 Year Old Spayed Female Yellow Lab Mix 70 lbs

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

Bella will be the sunshine of your life. Seeing this sweet and happy girl greet you enthusiastically will put a smile on your face. She’s very friendly and loves to play!

Bella has been well cared for and has lived with one owner since she was a pup. Her owner is facing some medical issues and can no longer give Bella the care and exercise that an energetic Lab needs. The owner wants the best for Bella and contacted Lab Rescue to help find this sweetheart a loving new home.

Bella loves to play fetch and to swim, and enjoys riding in the car. Her owner describes Bella as sweet, kind, playful, gentle when not excited, and for the most part perfect. Bella was taught to have good manners and one of the commands she knows is “excuse me”.

Bella does well with the owner’s grandchildren. Bella is friendly with other dogs, though she hasn’t had many chances to be around other dogs recently. We don’t know how she is with cats. Bella doesn’t get out for many walks currently, so she’s excited when she gets the opportunity and may need a little refresher practice on her leash walking skills.

We think Bella’s lucky new owner will find her to be a delightful dog who brings joy to your heart. Bella has received regular vet checkups and is up to date on vaccinations. She is housebroken, microchipped and is heartworm negative.

  If you are interested in Bella, please call 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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Basha: 8-year-old female black Lab 60 lbs

Time for Basha to find a new home as her current human family situation (divorce, downsizing, newborn) has changed and they are no longer able to provide the time and energy to care for her. She is currently relegated to the backyard for all of the day, but comes in at night to sleep on the family couch… and then back outside the next day.

What Basha’s current owner says: Basha is full of energy and very friendly. She is friendly with others dogs (and cats), and she likes to chase other dogs and be chased. She used to go to the dog park to play with other dogs but not recently. Basha does great with our own kids. Our current work-life situation significantly hinders our ability to provide Basha with what she needs. She’s been getting no walks lately and she spends nearly the entire day in our backyard. Basha knows a few commands such as “sit”, “stay”, “down”, “drop”, “leave it”, and “take it”. Basha does have a thing for poodles – not sure why, but she doesn’t seem to like them at all.

What Basha’s Rescue Rep says: Basha’s new family must be committed to providing her lots of walk, exercise, and socialization with other dogs. Her new family will not be leaving her alone either for long periods of time – ain’t gonna happen. Basha would thrive in a home with children and/or with another dog. She is spayed but not yet microchipped. Basha does have an itchy skin condition or allergy that will need care and treatment to resolve – not sure if it her current environment, a food allergy, or some other issue. We will be taking Basha to our vet to be checked out and bring her up to speed on her vaccinations. Basha is located in Newark.

  If you are interested in Basha, 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 Cali at the beach.



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Cali: 11 Month Old Spayed Yellow Female Lab 50 Pounds

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

Cali is a purebred female yellow lab who is being relinquished to lab rescue as the resident male lab in the home has become increasing intolerant of Cali and become aggressive towards her. Cali’s energy level is likely too much for a senior dog (we suspect she is not getting a good outlet for her energy such as walks, hikes, etc.). She lives in a home with teenage children and a mom and dad. She is described by her owners as very happy and playful. She is housetrained and is an indoor dog. Cali has been trained in the home and knows commands such as sit, stay, come, off, and shake. Cali is unknown with cats. She enjoys car rides and also likes to swim. Cali will chew on the occasional shoe if left out. She has not shown any signs of separation anxiety or aggression. She will likely need a refresher on leash walking as it does not sound like she gets out of the home much.

What the foster has to say about Cali: Cali is doing great in her foster home. She is in a foster home that has other dogs and cats and she has not had any issues. The foster is a dog walker so Cali is getting out around many other dogs and as you can see from the photos she loves it! She loves to play fetch, loves the water, the foster mom has her crate trained and is working on her leash manners.

Health: She has a prior leg injury which has since healed, but we will have reviewed by our vet as well. She is up to date on vaccines and current is fed twice a day. She has all her shots and is microchipped. GGLRR’s vet is out of the office and we will get her into see him when he is back. Her leg does not slow her down!

She is located in Oakland.

  If you are looking for a young active dog that needs training and regular exercise to be part of your pack please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Gemma: 11 month old spayed red Lab, ~ 45 pounds

Gemma and two siblings were found in a rural area of San Martin and taken to the San Martin shelter. One puppy was adopted immediately, but Gemma and her sister Athena were so terrified and unused to people and pretty much everything that they were listed as “rescue only”, in the hope that a rescue group would take them and rehabilitate them….which of course we did!

Gemma is now with a foster who is helping her learn that not everything is scary. She’s learned to let a human leash her and to walk on a leash (which for Gemma is a big step!); she’s learning Sit and Down. She is working on crate training, but it’s a work in progress. She’s accepting pets from humans (having a treat helps!) and will cuddle with her foster mom. Gemma enjoys being around another dog and would prefer a home that has a canine companion for her.

Gemma is a relatively easy dog to have around; unlike many Labs she is not a constant seeker of attention. She is still shy with people and takes some time to warm up and accept attention. She’s small and easy to handle, but her new owner will need to have patience with her and take the time to build trust. She is social with other dogs and quite mellow.

What Gemma’s foster mom says about her:

Gemma is a small, sweet, agile girl that warms up slowly to people and new situations. Whatever she has been through before has put cautionary warnings out towards the humankind. Gemma is slow to trust people and will need time to build the confidence. She quickly warmed up to my 5 year old male Labrador and can play with reckless abandon at times. Gemma loves her chew toys and treats. She has a heightened sense of awareness to all sounds and movements so I would suggest a calmer home with not too many people. Gemma has tried to jump up on my bed but has quickly learned that she has her own bed on the floor next to mine that she will sleep in through the night. She loves to go for long walks/jogs and will run hard in a fenced area with my dog. While she is still a puppy and can enjoy chewing a sweaty sock or slipper, she is not a destructive dog. Gemma is not a needy dog but does need a family or person that is patient and willing to work with her fears.

When we pulled Gemma from the shelter, we literally saved her life. We knew that it would take time and patience and work to help her get past her fears and become a dog that someone would make part of their family. She’s made huge progress, and her new owner will need to take up the task with patience, persistence and love.

The ideal family for Gemma is one with a confident adult dog who can make her comfortable and show her the ropes. Her human family will have the patience to let Gemma set the pace in interactions, using treats and positive reinforcement to teach her basic obedience, and how to be part of the human family. Her humans will also have to do all the regular things you do with a puppy: plenty of exercise (she’d probably be a good running dog, but she definitely needs good long walks regularly as they help her to relax), consistency, training and leadership. She’s so adorable that strangers will want to rush right in to pet her which will freak her out; her humans will have to manage those interactions and protect her from well meaning but clueless passersby. Someone who is home a good portion of the day would be nice but not necessary. A calm home with adults only is a must; Gemma should not go to a home with children. The right adopter for Gemma will not only be giving her a home, but literally rescuing her.

Gemma is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Gemma is located in Mountain View.

  If you have the time, energy and experience to work with a great pup like Gemma, and are interested in making her a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email dragonflydebbi@gmail.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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COMFORT & JOY: Female Black Lab / Mix Puppies 15 Pounds

Well, it isn't Christmas anymore, but we bring you tidings of Comfort and Joy! These two precious sisters were found as strays and brought into the Madera County shelter on February 13th. We were fortunate in that we were able to spring them from the shelter only two days later! Each little girl rings true to their name. Comfort is the more snuggly and mellow of the two sisters while Joy is the spunky and full of life sister. Both girls are together in a foster home where they have begun their potty training and are learning the ropes from their three foster brother dogs. They have excellent appetites and are otherwise healthy pups. We suspect that they may be mixed with Pointer or possibly Queensland. They will likely grow to be around 50-55lbs so will not be large labs. Lab puppies require lots of time, energy and training. We are looking for homes where someone can be around the majority of the day to ensure that each puppy continues to receive the proper training and structure they need to become good canine citizens.

From the Foster:

These two girlies are such loves and both adjust to whatever is going on - mellowing out in the kitchen on their blanket and chewing on toys or running around playing with each other in the back yard. They are learning quickly to relieve themselves outside and to sit before getting food and other key manners and commands. They are adjusting well to our home and are sleeping well through the night in our laundry room with their crate and snuggly blankets. They will be great companions for families with or without children and/or other dogs!

Health:

The puppies are healthy, have their first round of shots and a well check. GGLRR will get them spayed and microchipped when the appropriate age.

The puppies are currently located in Danville.

  If you are looking for a young active sweet dog to be part of your pack please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Annie: ~9 year old spayed female black Lab, ~ 84 pounds

This sweet little girl waddled herself into our hearts the moment we saw her at the San Jose shelter. Yes, she’s a bit overweight, but she’s easy going and sweet, and is just looking for a home with wonderful people she can hang out with and keep company. No need for long jogs, no hours of endless ball throwing, just a few cuddles, a couple of short walks (to get some of the weight off) will keep this girl quite happy.

We had Annie checked out by our vet, and her blood tests all came back good. She’s a typical sweet older Lab who needs to lose a few pounds but will make some lucky adopter a wonderful companion dog.

What Annie’s foster mom says about Annie:

Annie settled in to our home like a pro. She found a soft doggie bed and made it her own. She likes to be where the people are and is content to hang out companionably. She loves to be petted (ear rubs are the best!), but is fine without constant attention. She will occasionally talk when asked a question (or if excited about dinner) and as she has gotten more comfortable, she has started to take a bit of interest in toys. She walks well on a leash, but tires easily right now. Annie appears to be housebroken. She is very sweet and has the cutest little tail wag to let us know she’s happy.

Annie would do well in a home with a retired person or people. She’s currently in a foster home with a younger, active dog and she’s doing fine, but it’s the people she’s all about, not the dog, so would probably prefer to be the only dog in the house. We don’t know how Annie would do with cats.

Annie’s new owners will need to give her regular exercise and exercise portion control to take some of the weight off, which will also help with the arthritis. Two 20-minute walks a day would be great (and clearly much more than she got in her previous home!).

Annie is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Annie is located in Los Altos.

  If you have the time, energy and experience to work with a great dog like Annie, and are interested in making Annie a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email dragonflydebbi@gmail.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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Athena: 11 month old spayed red Lab, ~ 45 pounds

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

Athena and two siblings were found in a rural area of San Martin and taken to the San Martin shelter. One puppy was adopted immediately, but Athena and her sister Gemma were so terrified and unused to people and pretty much everything that they were listed as “rescue only”, in the hope that a rescue group would take them and rehabilitate them….which of course we did!

Athena is now with a trainer who is helping her learn that not everything is scary. She’s learned to let a human leash her and to walk on a leash (which for Athena is a big step!); she’s learning Sit and Down. She’s crate trained and quite comfortable hanging out in the crate or near her human. And she’s accepting pets from humans (having a treat helps!). Athena enjoys being around another dog and would prefer a home that has a canine companion for her.

Athena is an easy dog to have around; unlike many Labs she is not a constant seeker of attention. She will happily go into her crate and lie down. She is still shy with people and takes some time to warm up and accept attention. She’s small and easy to handle, but her new owner will need to have patience with her and take the time to build trust. She is social with other dogs and quite mellow.

When we pulled Athena from the shelter, we literally saved her life. We knew that it would take time and patience and work to help her get past her fears and become a dog that someone would make part of their family. She’s made huge progress, and her new owner will need to take up the task with patience, persistence and love.

The ideal family for Athena is one with a calm adult dog who can make her comfortable and show her the ropes. Her human family will have the patience to let Athena set the pace in interactions, using treats and positive reinforcement to teach her basic obedience, and how to be part of the human family. Her humans will also have to do all the regular things you do with a puppy: plenty of exercise (she’d probably be a good running dog, but she definitely needs good long walks regularly as they help her to relax), consistency, training and leadership. She’s so adorable that strangers will want to rush right in to pet her; her humans will have to manage those interactions and protect her from well meaning but clueless passersby. Someone who is home a good portion of the day would be nice but not necessary. A calm home with adults only is a must; Athena should not go to a home with children. The right adopter for Athena will not only be giving her a home, but literally rescuing her.

Athena is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Athena is located in Watsonville.

  If you have the time, energy and experience to work with a great pup like Athena, and are interested in making Athena a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email dragonflydebbi@gmail.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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ROCKY: 6 Month Old Chocolate Lab Mix Neutered Male 45 Pounds

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

So here I am, a cute as can be puppy named Rocky, who ended up in a place called a shelter and not knowing why. How did I go from my owner's home to this place? Well, I wasn't here very long as I heard some people say they couldn't find the right type of new owner for me. Before I knew it this lady came to see me, took me out of this giant thing that looked like a cage, gave me attention as she checked me all over and then played ball with me too. Well, she sadly left and back in the cage I went but several days later she returned, put me in her car and drove me to another home. She told me I was going to my Foster Mom even though I had no idea what that meant. Wow, a big house with three grown up Lab buddies. It gets better from here so please keep reading my story.

From Rocky's Foster Mom:

Rocky was quite the alpha dog when he arrived. He thought things were going to be done on his terms. Sorry, not going to happen, buddy!! He's making good progress but he understands I am the alpha and am providing structure, leadership and guidance, something he apparently has not had before. He was not housebroken and we are working on that and making good progress. He did very well taking to the crate. After introducing him to my three big Labs, he was friendly but pushy with them until they taught him appropriate play behavior. I am also boarding a 6 month old puppy and he is playing very nicely with him. With proper exercise Rocky is tuckered out and loves his naps. He came without any leash manners and I am using a harness to walk him (a correction really stressed him out) and he is responding very well to that on his walks. He is sleeping through the night in his crate.

From Rocky's Rescue Rep:

Rocky is a handsome Lab puppy with unique markings. I met Rocky at the shelter where he had been surrendered by his owner due to "too hyper." I don't know that I've met a Lab puppy that isn't hyper, however; with enough exercise, training and setting boundaries the "hyper" becomes manageable. Rocky was apparently never walked so didn't have leash manners and that may be why he came to us without being housebroken. The shelter felt they didn't have the right clientele for a successful adoption so they reached out to GGLRR to see if we were interested in taking him into our program. Because the shelters are so overcrowded, had we not taken him he sadly would have been put down within in a few days. When I met him I met a puppy who yes, was very hyper, tried to jump all over me, was a bit mouthy and very active and playful. He had fun chasing the ball by himself. He was not very interested in toys, even the squeaky ones, which we sometimes see with dogs that have not been introduced to them. He has a hard mouth when taking treats but we are working on that. After spending an hour with him, I knew this boy deep down inside was a good dog who just never had the proper training for the first six months of his life. I believe with the right owner he will thrive and be a sweet loving and well mannered dog.

Lab Rescue is looking for someone who is home most of the day as Rocky will need to continue with someone who can be present and be his leader. He looks like he is going to be a big dog so he needs someone not only strong in physical strength but in being his alpha leader. He will require a good amount of daily exercise. A tired puppy is a good puppy! We want someone who has had Lab experience, not only in raising a puppy, but a challenging puppy. Consistency is the key. Any kids in the home need to be 8 or older.

Health: Rocky is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

Rocky is located in Concord.

  If you are looking for an adorable puppy who's full of beans, you have experience with this type of puppy and are around most of the day and have the time and commitment to devote to him, please call Rescue Rep Sandy at 650-303-2436. Please leave good days/time to call back.

(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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Yelo: 10 - 11 year old unaltered female yellow Lab ~ 70 pounds

This sweet old girl was dropped off at the San Jose shelter by her owner who said he was moving and couldn’t take her with him! She is just the sweetest, calmest dog, and of course we snatched her up right away.

We now have Yelo (not much originality there, but she is a yellow Lab!) with a wonderful foster where she is learning about crates and walks, and what sit and stay means. She is a very quiet girl who doesn’t even bark at the doorbell. We think she spent a lot of her life, if not all of it, outside; she has callouses on every elbow. She wasn’t certain about what to do with the car; although she rode like a dream girl in the ride to meet her foster, she never laid down.

We took Yelo in for a senior checkup. The vet tells us she’s 10-11 years old, and overall healthy, other than a skin infection along her back, which we are treating with antibiotics. She seems to be orthopedically sound, and walks around well. Her blood work all looked good. We will be scheduling her spay once she is out of heat!

What Yelo’s foster mom says:

Yelo is such a sweet dog. She loves people, is very affectionate and loves to be petted.

We are working on crate training and other manners. She does not seem to have been trained at all. She does not know sit, down or stay. We are working on them with her and she actually is learning fairly quickly. Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks! She likes walks, but is unfamiliar with being on a leash for a walk. She does not pull, but sometimes will just walk into your leg or cut you off when walking. We are working on those skills as well and she is getting better. She will play and retrieve a ball a few times, but gets tired of it quickly.

She also does not always respond to her name. She likes to beg for food, but once we tell her to stay outside the kitchen she does so.

She does not bark even when doorbell rings. She only barks when she sees another dog. She does not appear to be aggressive with other dogs she just wants to see them.

She does not even attempt to go up our stairs. Not sure if she has ever been up any stairs. It is ok by us since we want to confine her to our downstairs.

She is afraid to go in the car. We are trying to get her used to it. She is fine once in the car, but we have to lift her in and out and she shakes a bit when in the car. She is probably not sure where she is going.

Yelo has certainly not had what we think every dog should have in her life: a comfortable bed, a wonderful family pack to hang out with, basic training and the affection a sweet girl like Yelo deserves. We are looking for a family who will give Yelo all that and more!

Because Yelo is an older girl she doesn’t require a ton of exercise, but would be happy with a few short walks a day, some cuddles & playtime, and a nice spot to hang out by your side and keep you company. She should go to a home without stairs, and it might be helpful to have a ramp to get her into the car.

Yelo, will be current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, micro-chipped and (if the vet says its safe for her) spayed before she goes to her forever home. Yelo is located in Pleasant Hill

  If you are looking for a wonderful, easygoing companion to share your life with, then Yelo is your girl! To make Yelo a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email dragonflydebbi@gmail.com

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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PEPPER JACK: 3 Year Old Black Lab/Mix Male 80 Pounds

See Pepper Jack's video by clicking on the link to the left.

Pepper Jack has always been a beloved family member and has had the best upbringing and tons of attention from his stay at home mom. Unfortunately, a divorce has left his single mom with much less time to devote to Pepper Jack and he is home alone for several hours a day, so Mom has made the difficult decision to contact GGLRR to find him a wonderful new home. Of course, we are happy to help. We feel that Pepper Jack is a wonderful boy who would be a great addition to a home!

Pepper Jack loves to go for walks, runs, hikes, play fetch, rides in the car, or whatever you have in mind. He’s ready when you are! He is a very sweet boy and is good with children. When out and about, he does not react to kids on bikes or skateboards. However, very small children living in the home might be knocked down with his exuberance. Pepper Jack knows sit, stay, lay down, and he takes treats very gently. He can stay alone during working hours and waits patiently for his people to return. His favorite time of day is evening snuggles with his humans! He loves to play with other dogs at the dog park, but might chase cats or squirrels.

Health: Pepper Jack is a very healthy boy and has always received the best of vet care. He is neutered. He is due soon for vaccines and will be current on all vaccines prior to placement.

  Please watch Pepper Jack’s video! If you are looking for a sweetie pie to be part of your pack please text Rescue Rep Mitzi at 408-472-2030.

(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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CASH / CRASH: 6 Year Old Black Lab / Boxer Mix Neutered Male 60 Pounds

(He was given the name crash as he grew up in a surf shop. We thought Cash sounded better for him.)

"If you're having a bad day, catch a wave."

Frosty Hesson

A quote Cash learned; as he grew up as a puppy in a surf shop in San Diego! The thing is Cash does not like the water! His owner was moving into an apartment and could not keep him any longer and GGLRR saw him on craigslist and knew we needed to help this sweet boy as he did not have a prayer of getting adopted if he went to the shelter. (Cash has skin allergies that have been treated and he is in a very loving foster home!)

Cash’s owner brought him to our boarding facility and GGLRR got him the medical care he needed and got him into a great foster home. Cash is a very loving, sweet boy and we want to find a great home for him. He has had no issues growing up with all kinds of people, all kinds of kids, all kinds of animals and he loves them all but he will chase the cats for fun! At the boarding facility he got to play with a variety of dogs with no issues and he is in a foster home in the city with three other dogs.

His foster mom says: Cash is a very sweet boy, he is very engaging at home, he makes noises when I look at him like he is trying to talk to me. He is great outdoors, he does not need a leash, he responds to commands and is very friendly with other dogs we meet. He knows a few commands but is such an easy dog and just wants to please! He has a very gentle mouth, has no issues with food, toys and would be an easy dog to be around kids.

Health:

He is neutered, has all his shots, he is microchipped, he has had a full well check, blood panel, heartworm test. We have him on some medication to help his skin that will heal with good food and from being treated with medicated baths!

  If you are looking for a sweet boy to be part of your pack please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374.

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



Click to watch Playing fetch with Syrus in the back yard.



Click to watch Syrus and his ball.








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

Watch his videos using the links above the pictures.

“Fasten your seatbelts and secure all bags underneath your seat or in the overhead compartments. Place your seats and table trays in the upright and locked position for take-off.”

Engaging, attentive, and ready to rock. Syrus (pronounced “sigh-russ”) first 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. He is 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.

Note: Syrus was adopted from Lab Rescue in October 2016… but his mouthiness and energy has become too much for his current family -- they felt it best to find him a new forever home.

What Syrus’ 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. 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’ current owner says: Syrus is a dog with a young personality and a lot of potential. He is very handsome, has a sweet nature, and shows many good attributes. He walks well on the leash and is friendly to other dogs. He is fully housebroken and sleeps through the night without a peep (though is an early riser!). He likes to chew his toys and does not chew other household objects and doesn’t dig in the yard. He barks when surprised but is not a nuisance barker and shows little to no separation anxiety. He has learned basic obedience and is developing good manners. His recall is a little bit unreliable, but he does come when called especially when playing fetch. He likes to be near his people and seems to enjoy snuggling and at times wants to be on your lap - he doesn’t understand that you don’t want an 80-pound dog sitting on top of you! Like most labs he is quite food-focused though will patiently sit for his meals and treats. He is especially ball-focused and LOVES playing fetch.

Update from Syrus’ trainer: Syrus has become a mouthy dog. My guess is that it’s a workable arousal behavior. Syrus lacks focus on the walks and he’s very outward, and he’s attention-seeking or aroused by the activity in the environment. I think it’s very workable but Syrus’ owners will need to read his body language. I’m sure his mouthiness isn’t unpredictable either -- just need to watch for the signs that he’s showing. A change in focus, attitude or behavior on the part of the humans will lead to more clarity with Syrus. His new owners should do a complete training program so that they properly address his mouthiness from the get-go.

What Syrus’ Rescue Rep says: He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. Due to his rowdy tendencies and his mouthiness, Syrus should not go to a household with children under fourteen years old. Syrus needs very savvy and strong-willed owners that will deal with his mouthiness. Syrus is located in Castro Valley.

  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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JACK & BLEU: 2 Year Old Black Lab / Pointer Mix Neutered Black Males 80 Pounds

GGLRR would like to get them adopted together.

Jack and Bleu have been with their owners since they were 3 months of age. The family has 4 kids and they do not have the time the dogs deserve. They called GGLRR so we could help them place these great dogs in a good home.

This is what we know about the dogs:

JACK:

Jack is the smaller one; he weighs 78 pounds. The owner describes him as a very happy, loving, energetic dog that wants to have human affection. He spends his time outside and at night he is in the garage. (He is housetrained.) When we met Jack he did bark when you approached the home and he was very excited at first but then calmed down. He loved all the attention he was getting, he is great with the kids, the kids climb all over him with no issues. Jack loves a good belly rub, he will take treats very nice from you and has no issues with food. JACK is a quick learner and he is ready to learn: he knows sit but wants to learn more! If a door is open Jack will try to get out but he will come back when called. When walking Jack on the leash he was a little unsure what was going on but would pick leash walking up quickly. He will chase the neighbors cats so a home with no cats. He likes to go for car rides but he will try to get in the front seat.

He is a very healthy boy and has no health issues: Neutered, has his shots, regular flea and tick and heartguard – working on a microchip.

Bleu:

Bleu is the larger one; he weighs 87 pounds. The owner describes him as a very sensitive, loving, energetic dog that wants to have human affection. He spends his time outside and at night he is in the garage. (He is housetrained.) When we met Bleu he did bark when you approached the home and he was very excited at first but then calmed down. He loved all the attention he was getting, he is great with the kids, the kids climb all over him with no issues. Bleu loves attention and he is very happy to just lean against you, he will take treats very nice from you and has no issues with food. BLEU is a quick learner and he is ready to learn: he knows sit but wants to learn more! If a door is open BLEU will try to get out but he needs some work on coming back. When walking Bleu on the leash he seemed to have better leash skills but still needs more training. He will chase the neighbors cats so a home with no cats. He likes to go for car rides but he will try to get in the front seat.

He is a very healthy boy and has no health issues: Neutered, has his shots, regular flea and tick and heartguard – working on a microchip.

They need a home that has the time for exercise and training. They are very smart affectionate dogs and will be a wonderful addition to your pack.

They are located in Angwin.

  If you are looking for two very nice boys to be part of your pack please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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DAISY 8 Year Old Chocolate Female Spayed Lab 80 Pounds

“The Rose has but a summer reign The Daisy never dies!”

After a very hard decision the owners have decided it best to find Daisy a new home. Their schedules have changed, their kids have busy schedules and are not able to spend the time with Daisy that she deserves. She has been a well loved and cared for part of the family and they know she deserves more time and attention than they can give her. They describe her as a very playful, happy, energetic dog who always seems to be smiling. (When GGLRR met Daisy this is what we experienced with her!)

What we know about Daisy:

They got Daisy from an older couple who could not handle a puppy and they have had her since she was 3 months old. She has grown up with kids that currently range in age from 6-15 years. She has no issues with people or other dogs and truly is a Big love bug. She wants to be with people and just loves the attention and the petting. She is a well-trained dog and knows: Sit, stay, down, come, heel, leave it, wait, off and she walks on a gentle leader. She is a strong dog and could use a refresher on leash walking. She will bark at people who approach the house but stops once she knows you. She have a VERY gentle mouth, likes to ride in the car, loves to play ball but Daisy is not fond of the water.

Daisy could be in a home with kids and other dogs but not a home with cats; she likes to chase them!

Daisy’s health:

Daisy has not had any health issues, she is current on her shots, takes regular flea and tick medicine and heartguard, she is spayed and we will check to see if she is microchipped. Daisy currently spends her time in the backyard and the garage as she has had some incontinence issues. She is housetrained and in talking with the owner he now cuts her water off around 5 and she had not has any issues. GGLRR would recommend getting her on proin, walking her before bedtime and cutting off her water and she should have no issues.

  If you are looking for a sweet Daisy girl to be part of your pack please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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BANDIT: 12- 13 Year Old Black Male Lab 72 Pounds

Bandit was taken to the San Jose shelter as his owner committed suicide. A volunteer with GGLRR saw him at the shelter and knew we needed to help this sweet boy. They told us Bandit was a very playful, great energy dog that lived with another dog; with the owner. When we met him he wanted to play, would play with the squeaky stuffed animal and loved to play fetch! He let us touch him all over and will take treats nicely. He loves to go for car rides and he is a perfect gentleman.

This is what the foster mom has to say about Bandit:

You wouldn't guess this pup is 12-13 years old: he loves his walks and retrieves balls with great enthusiasm! He naps part of each afternoon and sleeps soundly all night long, not even asking to go outside to pee!

His appetite is hearty and his weight of 72 lbs. is perfect for his frame. He does get stiff in both hips so needs assistance getting in and out of cars. An ideal home would have only a few stairs to climb. Otherwise his senior bloodwork and complete physical exam were normal! A calm, affectionate dog, he only barks when someone comes to the door or he wants to play with other dog on his walks. He has been a delight to foster for these past 2 weeks! When he sees the leash he gets excited and knows it is walk time. The current foster takes him out for a walk twice a day and if he is not out for a walk he is fine settling down in the home. Once of Bandit’s favorite thing to do is to play ball. (Of course he runs a bit slower but he still has an amazing spirit.)

Bandit is very healthy if only we could all be this healthy at his age. He has his shots, is microchipped, heartworm negative, complete well exam, neutered and complete blood panel.

Bandit always seems like he has a smile on his face from ear to ear no matter what happens to him! (One happy BOY!)

He is located in Antioch.

  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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Click to watch Elliott exploring a backyard.



Click to watch Elliott playing with his toy.








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

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

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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Click to watch Jia at the dog park.


Click to watch Jia and the blue toy.


Click to watch Jia and the red toy.


Click to watch Jia and her green donut toy.





Jia: 6-year-old spayed female yellow (Dudley) lab 102 pounds

Watch Jia's videos by clicking the links at the left.

We are not taking any more calls for Jia.

Jia’s New Year’s resolutions:

1. Find a forever home in which I can thrive.

2. Say hi to every dog and every person I encounter.

3. Get serious about a diet/fitness program and get my friggin’ butt in shape.

What Jia’s foster says: Jia bounded into our home with huge excitement and anticipation. Wiggle butt. Wiggle butt. For the first two hours she paraded around with a toy around in her mouth, showing it to everyone. Romped around with our own lab for a while. Wiggle butt. Wiggle butt. She walks very nicely on an easy-walk harness after some initial excitement of going for a walk – she was pretty tuckered out after a 30-minute walk so her endurance is pretty much non-existent… work in progress. Wiggle butt. Wiggle butt. She is now crashed out on the floor… zzzzzzz… softly snoring… dreaming of wiggle butt, wiggle butt… We have significantly decreased the amount of food she is used to eating and are providing her with lots of walks and exercise.

What Jia’s Rescue Rep says: Jia was given up by her loving family when their family situation changed such that they were unable to care for her as they felt they should. She is, admittedly, quite a bit overweight ( “Hey, I sure love them Milk Bone dog biscuits”) so her new family will have to be committed to returning Jia to the world of in-shape pooches. She gets along great with kids and other dogs. Jia is spayed, current on vaccinations, and house-broken. She will soon be examined by our vet… and micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. Jia is located in Berkeley. (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.




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POGI: 10 Year Old Yellow Male Neutered Lab 94 lbs

Watch Pogi's video by clicking the link at the left.

We are not taking any more calls for Pogi.

Hi,

My name is Pogi (which means handsome in Tagalog) and I sure am!! I was with the same owner for all of my 10 years until they dropped me at this place called the Humane Society cause the neighbor’s said I barked too much. Really??? They left me in the yard all day alone while they worked. What did they expect me to do? Didn’t they get it that I’m a….well one of those dogs that just LOVES their people? I wasn’t destructive in the yard. I was just calling them (woof woof….) to come home cause I missed them. Gee whiz……

So this place where they took me called Lab Rescue cause they felt they could find a better home for me than they could. When the Lab Rescue Rep came to see me I could tell she loved me from the time she met me and I heard her say that this sweet boy will make someone very happy. I’ve been moved a lot since then between three wonderful fosters through no fault of my own (medical issues with the families) so pleeeaaassseee can you give me my forever home??

Notes from the shelter:

"Pogi is a sweetheart. He is very affectionate and loves to go on walks and fetch the ball. He is very playful and loves treats. He knows sit and comes right away when called. He also loves to be pet and he will lean against your legs. Love him. He is a keeper and a wonderful dog. He is a gentle soul with lots of love to give. He is a big cuddle bear."

From Pogi's Foster:

Pogi has been a sweetheart since coming to us. He is crate trained and will sleep overnight in the crate or he does great on a dog bed. He is housebroken. He likes taking walks and walks nicely on leash without any type of correction color. He is one big snuggler who likes to lay by your feet. He has a great temperament and just wants to be part of the family.

From Pogi's Rescue Rep:

Pogi truly is a love bug. He loves nothing more than to be snuggled, receive belly rubs and to be brushed. As with most older Labs, he does have some arthritis and thus we want a stair-free home. Though gentle, he is great with kids but could inadvertently knock over a toddler. Pogi rides well in the car. Because he has lived much of his life alone and because he loves his humans so much, Lab Rescue wants someone who is around a good part of day. Pogi would make a great first family dog. A cat-free home is a must.

Pogi had a wellness check, is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative and microchipped.

He is located in Redwood City. (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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Eva: 6-yr-old female black Lab 60 lbs

We are not taking any more calls for Eva.

Surrendered by her owners for an unknown reason, Eva was shutting down at the county shelter, so Lab Rescue took her in our program where she has come out of her funk. What a delightful dog!

What Eva’s foster says: Eva is a sweet girl that has settled in nicely at our home. When Eva arrived, she was timid and uncertain after spending time in the shelter. Eva soon realized that she had a warm, quiet place to live with a friendly foster dog brother and her tail started wagging. Eva is great in the house – no accidents or inappropriate behavior. She is eager to please and happy to get attention. Eva will follow you around the house – she wants to be with her people! She pulls a bit on the leash when walking… work in progress. There was a progressive improvement in the crate from barking to whining to silence -- recently, there was not a peep out of Eva after she went into the crate for the night. Eva has barked only occasionally - at the gardener with leaf blower, knocking on the front door, when she heard neighbor's when she was in the backyard. She will respond to “No” and can be distracted from barking. Great riding in the car. Eager to chase, be chased, and play with other dogs.

What Eva’s Rescue Rep says: She is crate-trained and (we believe) house-trained. Eva is current on rabies and distemper, microchipped, and spayed. She would be a great dog for a family with children and/or another dog. Eva 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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Cash fetching with Diesel



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Cash: 5-year-old female black Lab 75 lbs

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

We are not taking any more calls for Cash.

Cash’s family is reluctantly giving her up as they just do not have enough time to devote to her. They’ve had her since she was just a pup. She’s a big happy, exuberant girl who is ready to fill someone’s world with energy and excitement.

What Cash’s owner says: Extremely friendly; loves people – jumps up on them to express her joy to see them. She loves to play tug-of-war and fetch. Daily belly rubs are a must. Likes to ride in the car; likes to swim. Has been known to bolt out the front door and play that “chase me” game --- yikes! Doesn’t really care for other dogs – just sort of ignores them. No experience with small children. She is house-trained. Cash can be jealous of other dogs if they are getting the attention from humans.

What Cash’s Rescue Rep says: Cash is spayed, and current on her vaccinations. She would greatly benefit from obedience class… especially leash walking as she tends to pull a bit. While she has not had a lot of experience hanging around other dogs, I found that she appreciated hanging around our own lab during their brief encounter. Cash is located in San Leandro. (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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Walker: 7-year-old male chocolate Lab 70 lbs

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

We are not taking any more calls for Walker.

Walker worked lived with another rescue dog in his previous family for four years, but the other dog’s rough and aggressive attitude towards Walker made it a hostile work home environment. Growling in the breakroom kitchen. Fighting over food out of the community fridge. Domination over various work assignments. Verbal insults hurled across the cubicles. Walker voiced his concerns to the other dog, but his objections fell on deaf and long, floppy ears. Despite the fact that Walker filed a equal canine opportunity (ECO) grievance with the local pooch relations division, Walker’s immediate supervisor felt it better to transfer Walker -- instead of holding the other dog fully accountable for his ornery behavior. The supervisor honestly felt the other offending dog would not be able to find another job. So Walker was hired on for temp work with GGLRR as we seek to find him a new position with another firm in another home.

What Walker’s foster says: Walker is a very affectionate, gentle boy who is well mannered, easy going and not at all demanding. He isn’t a barker, except occasionally when occasionally someone comes to the door. Walker loves children and is gentle around them and gets along with other dogs. He enjoys being both inside and outside and loves to play fetch and brings his ball right back to you! He is a typical lab chowhound and eats his food too fast. He follows the commands to ‘sit’ and ‘stay’, until he is told he can eat his dinner. His previous owners used a maze bowl, to slow him down when he eats. The good news is, he is very food motivated and easily trainable! He does need work on having a softer mouth when given treats. Walker is very smart and learns new things quickly. We are working on having a softer mouth and his leash manners, as he is not leash trained and likely has not been taken on walks. He gets excited seeing everything new when he goes on a walk, but is already is doing better, responding by coming back immediately when he is called. He is housetrained and has had no accidents and doesn’t need to go out during the night. He loves exploring and hunting in the foster’s big backyard. He does chase cats, however we feel he would easily learn to leave cats alone, if there is a cat in his new home. Walker might be best as a single dog with no other dogs in the family, because he is so easily dominated by other dogs. He has no desire to try to escape and his short hair has minimal shedding. Walker loves going for rides in the car. He loves his blanket and bed and goes there to sleep both during the day. At night he sleeps in his fosters’ bedroom. He loves being scratched, brushed, and enjoys a good rub. He doesn’t have any bad habits, like chewing, escaping, or bumping into you. Walker has some separation anxiety and will scratch at the door when you leave. This will likely improve as he adjusts to his new forever home, however it would probably be best when he is left alone, to restrict him to one room. He doesn’t chew or scratch anything else or destroy furniture.

What Walker’s Rescue Rep says: Walker is neutered and chipped. He is headed to our vet this week for a check-up and some vaccinations. He is not crate-trained. Walker is located in Sonoma.

(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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Dino: 9-month-old male yellow Lab 75 lbs.

We are not taking any more calls for Dino.

Born in Pennsylvania and flown to his initial owners in California, Dino was supposed to fill the shoes of an older, calmer dog that the family had previously owned. Well that did not quite work out. Doah! Dino is a typical young energetic lab… bounce, bounce, bounce… jump, jump, jump… pull, pull, pull… play, play, play… love, love, love… Engaging, affectionate, playful.

What Dino’s foster-trainer says: Dino is a high-end dog with tons of energy. He has progressed well with nice walking after just a few days of training. Currently working on impulse control and stays. His recall is good. Will need an energetic younger owner or family.

What Dino’s Rescue Rep says: Dino is neutered, chipped, and current on his vaccinations. He is crate-trained. While he has received some basic obedience training, Dino would greatly benefit from obedience class with his new owners. He is not for the meek at heart. Not a good fit for children under twelve years of age – as he will likely bowl them over with his unbridled energy. Dino 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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JAKE: 13 Year Old Black Male Lab Neutered 70 Pounds

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Roger Caras

Jake I am sorry you ended up in the shelter; but I am happy GGLRR could rescue you, get you the medical you needed, get you into a wonderful foster home and now find you a new forever home.

Unfortunately Jakes owner has Alzheimer’s and his kids were doing the best they could to take care of their dad and Jake. Unfortunately Jake’s health needs were not kept up and the kids decided it was best to take Jake to the shelter. (Please everyone out there google rescue groups in your area; there is no need for senior dogs to be taken to the shelter! It may not be your pet but take some time to make sure the dog has a happy ending to his/her life. They have given you many great years and would do anything for you!)

GGLRR pulled Jake from the shelter as we knew he was not going to get adopted at 13 years of age. We took him to our boarding facility we use so we could get him groomed and the medical care he needed. He is just such an easy dog with a BIG loving personality. He loves to be with people, loves all the attention but will settle down on his dog bed once you walk away. He gets along with all dogs but since he was not neutered he does like to hump other dogs. (He does stop once the other dog tells him no.) He was an inside dog in his previous home and he is very clean in his kennel run so we would think Jake would be housetrained. He moves around slowly and GGLRR will get him on some meds for arthritis. He does try to play ball but we do not think he sees that well and of course he may not hear that well. He takes treats very easy, you can take the ball away from him and he will go back into his run with no complaints. Jake is one easy, happy guy that just wants a comfy bed to rest his head on for the remainder of his life.

Medical:

GGLRR decided to neuter Jake as they needed to put him under to clean his ears; as he had a bad ear infection in both ears. He has all his shots, full blood panel, is neutered and microchipped.

Jake is a very easy dog and could go to a home with another older dog, with cats and we would like a home with older kids that would be easy on him.

There is a special place in heaven for those who give their hearts to an older dog. (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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BEAUREGARD: 7 Year Old Black Male Lab 75 Pounds

Beau’s family needs to find him a new home as they do not have the time for a dog in their lives at this time. They thought they wanted a dog but now have found out that maybe owning a dog is not for them. They adopted the dog from his previous owners as he did not want to deal with Beau’s allergies. Beau is a wonderful dog and his current owners have done a wonderful job with his training and his health needs.

Beau is still an active dog for seven years of age. He loves to go for walks, hikes, swims, car rides; you name it and Beau seems to be up for the adventure. He is a very sweet boy and loves to play with other dogs at the dog park. (If a dog gets too rough with Beau he will walk away.) He is great with kids, all people and cats. They took Beau to training at the Marin Humane Society and he ended up at the top of his class! He knows: sit, stay, out, lay down, he takes treats very nice from your hand, he will come when called, he is very food motivated, he will stand at the door when open and will stay until released and when he goes to jump up when you meet him; if you say off he will stop. He likes to fetch but sometimes he may not bring the ball back.

Beau uses a slow food bowl to eat from, he uses a front harness to walk on, he will counter surf if you let him, he sleeps in his crate in the garage and Beau has allergies the owners have been trying to get under control. They feed him a special gran free food that has helped but he still licks his paws and will get ear infections.

Health Beau is current on his shots, he is neutered, microchipped and heartworm negative. (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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BUSTER: 18 Month Old Black Male Neutered 90 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Buster.

Buster’s owner really loves him and knows it is best to find Buster a new home. He works really long hours and has to travel for business and sees that having a young energetic Lab with his schedule is not fair to Buster. A volunteer from GGLRR saw his listing on Craigslist for Buster and sent him a message that we could help find Buster a good home.

BUSTER IS AN AMAZING DOG – are you smart enough to own Buster?

Buster knows: Sit, down, come, heel, drop, leave-it, wait, off, will shake hands with you, has been taught to drop his ball in the water to rinse off the dog slime and he knows a lot of hand signals. (Sit, down, back and right and left.) The owner is gone for long periods of time and he does have a dog walker or company come in to let Buster out of his crate and to spend time with Buster. Buster will jump up when he greets you as he is just excited to have company as he LOVES people. He loves to swim, go for car rides, loves to fetch the ball, Frisbee or whatever you will throw for him. He is great with all dogs, he is curious about horses, cows, goats and does respond to leave it – he knows they do not want to play with him. He does respond to leave it with cats but we would suggest a home with dog savvy cats. He gets out for daily walks, games of fetch and he gets to play with family dogs. He has been around other people who have hunted and Buster seemed to have no interest, he would just lay down. He is great at walking on the leash, loves to run and will walk in the heel position.

Buster is a very healthy boy:

He is neutered, has all his shots – he has not had any health issues. (We will check for a microchip for Buster.) (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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CASEY: 6 Year Old Black Male Lab Mix 60 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Casey.

Casey came to the Ukiah shelter as an owner surrender. They mentioned to the shelter he chased a jogger and they did not want to deal with him any longer. After meeting Casey and spending time with him; the story did not seem to fit as he is the easiest going dog we have met in a long time. The Ukiah shelter was doing his health evaluation and found out Casey was heartworm positive. They then talked to the family and found out that is why Casey was given up to the shelter they could not afford the treatment for him. The Ukiah shelter got Casey into a foster home and treated him for his heartworm and he came to GGLRR last week.

This is what we know about Casey:

Our boarding facility says he is a very easy dog! A dog that would fit into pretty much any situation. He loves to play fetch, is very easy to walk on the leash, love’s everyone and everything he meets! (His tail just keeps wagging!) He is fine if crated; he is very calm in his crate. He has no guarding of toy or food; will play fetch and bring his ball back to your feet. He has been in a home with other dogs and have grown up in a home with kids. We are not sure about Casey with cats but he does not chase the smaller dogs. You can pick up his feet, look at his teeth, rub his belly and his tail will just keep wagging. He has been in play groups with a variety of dogs and up to 10 dogs at a time.

We would love a home that Casey will get the exercise and a home that will keep up him training. We feel Casey would be fine in a home with kids and other dogs! (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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ZIGGY: 15 Year Old Black Male Lab Mix 55 Pounds

It takes a long time for a soul to become this sweet!

We are not taking any more calls for Ziggy.

Sweet Sweet Ziggy – How did you end up being surrendered to the shelter at the age of 15?

The million dollar answer is…his owner decided they did not want to deal with an older dog any longer and decided it was best to leave Ziggy at the shelter. What?

GGLRR works closely with the Ukiah shelter and the shelter reached out to GGLRR as Ziggy did not have a chance in the shelter. There was no question GGLRR would take Ziggy into its program as Ziggy is a dog that has no behavioral issues he only has a few lumps and bumps. (If a rescue is not lined up for the old guys then no vet care will be done! I remind all of you that we will be in Ziggy’s place some day and let’s hope someone is there to help us.)

Ziggy is one happy boy and is looking for a final place to rest his head! A place that will hang in there with him no matter his age or health issues. Ziggy is a dog that rolls along wagging his tail no matter what life decides to throw his way. He is a very cheerful dog, easy dog, simple dog, has no behavioral issues and loves all people and dogs he meets. He is great in the car, loves to play with toys and looks at you with those eyes and wants to know what is next on the fun to do list for the day. He will be a dog that will settle into the home and will rest on his dog bed. He is housetrained, will go for a couple short walks a day and would love resting at your feet. He will be easy to walk on a leash. We would suggest a home with no young kids as with Ziggy’s age they would be too much for him.

Ziggy is located in Fremont. He is in a foster home with 2 other dogs.

Ziggy is very healthy for his age. He is neutered, has all his shots and he is heartworm negative. (He is just getting over kennel cough and once clear we will get him into our vet to have his lumps looked at.) He may need some meds monthly for his age due to arthritis. We will know this once he has his well check.

There is a special place in heaven for those who give their hearts to an older dog. (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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MO: 2 Year Old Yellow Neutered Male 72 Pounds

(Not his real name.) We are not taking any more calls for Mo.

Got Ball? Got Ball? Got Toy? Did I ask you Got Ball?

This is Mo’s brain! He is a wonderful dog that has been trained well and GGLRR is shocked no one is looking for sweet Mo! He was a stray in Solano County and no one came to look for him. (Very sad!) They contacted GGLRR to see if we would be interested in pulling Mo; as the shelter was at capacity. We went to meet Mo and he passed all the tests we put him through with flying colors and he was off to a boarding facility we use in Petaluma.

GGLRR has spent some time with Mo and he is a dog that wants to please and wants to be with his people! He is clean in his kennel, rides well in the car and we are sure he is a dog that would love to swim! (All you would need to do is throw his toy or ball in the water and he would be right in!) Mo loves to play fetch and he is a dog that can play fetch and play fetch and play fetch. (You can take his toys away from him with no issues and when the toys are thrown with other dogs around; he was fine with the other dog running along to get the ball. He of course got the ball first.) The wonderful thing about Mo is when it is time to go to his kennel run he will go right in with no issues. He will bark if he sees you but after you leave he settles right down. Mo knows sit, down, will stay as long as he can see the toy in your hand, knows paw and knows roll over. He will retrieve what you throw to him and will bring it back and drop it at your feet and remind you to throw it again if you are not quick enough.

We think Mo would get along with cats, he pretty much ignores other dogs as he wants to play fetch and if you remove the toy or ball he wants to be with his people. Mo does have an off button as long as the ball is removed. We feel he will settle down in the home environment with no issues but we would suggest to leave the balls and toys outside. We would suggest a home with older kids as Mo does focus on his toy in your hand and at times he will try to grab it out of your hand and can catch your fingers. He is being walked on a correction collar and we would recommend this to start and you could switch to a gentle leader; he is a strong dog.

Mo is very healthy; up to date on his shots, he is heartworm negative, he is neutered and he is microchipped.

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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DEUCE: 2 Year Old Chocolate Male Non-neutered 55 Pounds

(GGLRR is working on his vet care.)

We are not taking any more calls for Deuce.

Not sure why Deuce would be at the shelter and not have anyone come to find him and he is an AMAZING BOY! He was found wandering the streets of Ukiah and a wonderful lady picked him up to make sure he was safe and dropped him off at the shelter. He stayed in the shelter until his stray hold was up and the shelter reached out to GGLRR as they knew we could find him a wonderful home.

Deuce was soon on his way to the boarding facility GGLRR uses in Petaluma and they tell us he is one of the nicest dogs we have brought to them over the last 5 years. He seems to be a very easy dog, a dog that wants to be with his people, a simple dog and a dog that rolls with the punches.

He gets to play with all the dogs in the kennel and has no issues with large or small dogs! He will do what you ask of him with no resistance, rides well in the car, knows sit and likes to try to catch and retrieve the ball. We would not have an issue adopting Deuce to a home with other dogs or small kids; as long as the adopters know that he may knock over a small child. We are not sure about Deuce and cats.

We want a home that can give Deuce the exercise, training and leadership he needs. He is clean in his kennel but we are not sure he would be 100% house trained and he would need better leash skills.

We will be doing his medical care this week. He is a very thin dog and now have started to feed him 6 cups of food a day to get some weight on him. He should be a dog that would be around 75 pounds. (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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NOVA: 1 Year Old Chocolate Female Lab Aussie Mix 70 Pounds

Nova says. “Let’s go for a run! I love; love to get out and run!”

Sweet Sweet Nova needs a new home: Her current owners love her very much but are not able to keep up with the needs of a young active dog. They truly want the best for Nova and feel she would thrive in a home that can give her the training and exercise she needs. This is a very hard decision for the family but know it is the best decision. They describe her as: friendly; happy, curious and excited.

About Nova:

Nova came to the family from a friend who had a little of puppies and the mom is a chocolate lab and the dad was an Australian Sheperd. The have had Nova in their home since she was 8 weeks of age and have done a wonderful job with her training. Nova is house trained and will ring a bell to go outside to go potty. She loves her crate and she sleeps in her crate at night and where she will take her naps. She loves to play fetch and foes to Doggie Day Care at least twice a week. She gets to play with all dogs and has no issues with any dogs she gets to play with.

Nova does need a home that can work on her training; she knows sit. She is a big puller on the leash and she is a very strong dog. (The current owners use a correction collar to walk her and they use a bark collar when she is outside in the yard alone.) She has grown up with kids that range in age from 12-6 but she is a dog that will jump up to greet you. We are not sure about cats with Nova. Nova loves to go for car rides, loves her stuffed duck and just wants to be part of the pack.

Health:

Nova has not has any health issues and is spayed, updated on her shots, is microchipped and is heartworm negative.

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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Rocky: ~10 year old neutered male chocolate Lab, ~ 78 pounds



Somehow this wonderful senior dog ended up in the shelter as a stray, and no one came to claim him. Their loss will be come other family’s gain, as this older gentleman is the sweetest fellow ever. The family who adopts Rocky will be lucky indeed! We can’t understand why his family isn’t banging down doors to find him!

Rocky did well in his dog to dog eval at the shelter, and the evaluator told us that he’s very tolerant towards other dogs, even if they are pushy. He just moves on!

What Dog’s Rescue Rep says:

When I went to meet Rocky (not his original name) I was expected this old geezer dog with no energy. Well that is definitely NOT Rocky! Yes he’s an older boy, but he has good energy for his age. He’s a big boy, almost 80 pounds, but it’s not fat, its just big dog! His paws are huge, and they look like he is wearing white socks. He also has white on his face, which just makes him look even more distinguished. And he’s strong! He’s very sweet, and very easygoing. He seems to be a family dog; when I took him from the shelter to his foster home, he was immediately drawn to the foster’s two granddaughters.

Like many Labs his age Rocky has his share of lumps and bumps. We took him to the vet for a senior checkup and the vet says they are likely fatty tumors, something not uncommon in Labs, and anything to be concerned about. He also has a lick granuloma, which is easy to treat, but which can be an indicator of some underlying arthritis. Again, this is not unusual in an older dog, and doesn’t impact his quality of life or his ability to be a wonderful family dog.

Rocky knows will sit for a treat, and he walks pretty well on a leash, although he pulls a bit (most likely because he is so eager for a walk! He will bring the leash to you in his mouth; it’s the cutest thing. He’s wonderful around people: the old, the young and the in between. This is a dog that can hang out with the ladies while they play bridge, and hang out with your kids helping with their homework!

The ideal home for Rocky is one where he gets the moderate amount of exercise he needs to stay fit, and has plenty of time to hang around with him. He’s a wonderful companion dog, great with kids, and just wants to be where you are. We think he may have been a family/companion dog in the past and that’s what we want for him now. Rocky would be a great companion for a retired person or couple or a family.

Rocky is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Rocky is 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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Marley: 1-yr-old male yellow Lab 60 lbs

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

We are not taking any more calls for Marley.

I am a yellow lab. I am one-year-old. My name is Marley. What else do you need to know?

What Marley’s foster says: Very playful with other dogs. A fun-loving bundle of energy. Needs a lot of work on leash manners. Marley seems to be very food motivated so we are working on “sit” and heeling when we walk – work in progress. He’ll chase a ball – sort of… and bring it back – sort of. He has a “wonderful” deep bark that he uses for attention (occasionally) and he will yap at other dogs, asking them to play with him. Seems to love his crate… and will quickly relax and lie down and chill in it. Somewhat hard to believe his name is Marley, as he is NOT like his famous namesake.

What Marley’s Rescue Rep says: He is crate-trained and house-trained. Marley needs an active home that will provide pack leadership, structure and a lot of exercise. He is current on rabies and distemper. Not yet microchipped or neutered. Marley is located in Berkeley.

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

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REX: 3 Year Old CHOCOLATE Male Lab Neutered 80 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Rex.

Are you looking for an awesome dog? Well you need to call and find out more about Rex!

Rex was with a family for his first three years but they were way too busy for an active boy so he spent most of his time in the backyard. They spent a lot of time with him when he was a cute cuddly young puppy but when Rex turned into an 80 pound lab that needed 2 walks a day he was tossed into the backyard. He would chew holes in the fence to get out and go visit his neighbors as they were home during the day and he loved to hang out with them. The family decided that they did not have time for Rex any longer so they surrendered him to the local shelter.

Rex was wonderful in the shelter but growled at the shelter worker when they went to put him back in his run. The shelter decided to see if GGLRR could help Rex as he was due to be put down. GGLRR pulled Rex from the shelter and placed him into a foster home that is a professional dog trainer. Rex is doing awesome in his foster home.

Rex is one smart boy and wants to please his leader. We thought Rex would be a great candidate for search and rescue as he loved to search for his ball; no matter where it was hidden. We sent him off to search and rescue and they just fell in love with Rex but he did not pass the test of wanting to search for the ball no matter what. He would search for his ball but then he would walk away and lay down with his ball.

Rex is thriving in the foster home with the trainer and he knows many new commands and can’t wait to please! He is walking well on the leash, plays well with other dogs, rides well in the car; loves to fetch and swim!

We are looking for a home for Rex that will give him the exercise and leadership he needs. We are not sure about cats and we want a home with older kids.

Rex is very healthy – has his shots, neutered, heartworm negative and is microchipped.

He is located in 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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BELLA: 2 Year Old Black Female Lab Not-Spayed 80 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Bella.

Bella was an owner surrender to GGLRR from a friend who rescued her from her owner. She wanted to keep Bella for their pack but she felt she was a bit too big for them.

We took Bella into our program without hesitation as does not have any behavioral issues other than she has energy! She currently is at a boarding facility we use and she loves to play with all the dogs; all of them are her BFF’s.

Bella is a healthy, active young dog that is ready to join you for an adventure!

Bella is friendly, full of energy, and gets along with large and small dogs.

Playing with other dogs is on her list of favorite things to do! She loves the water and is great in the car. Bella is looking forward to being part of your active life that will provide her with the exercise that a young dog requires.

Providing Bella with training will ensure that she builds on her limited knowledge of commands – she knows “Sit” and would love to learn more! She is eager to please and yes, she is treat motivated to help the learning process along! Hm, she seems to think that her paws should be on the kitchen counter, so that’s something to work on. Bella is housetrained.

We are looking for a home for Bella that will give her the exercise and leadership she needs. We are not sure about cats and we want a home with older kids.

Bella is a healthy young dog. She will be visiting the vet for a wellness check and to bring her vaccines up to date and we will be getting her spayed.

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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HUNTER: 2 Year Old Black Male Lab Not-Neutered 70 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Hunter.

Hunter’s owner called GGLRR as his landlord decided he could no longer keep the dog at the rental.

This is what the owner had to say about Hunter: Hunter is a very nice boy, very obedient and still has a lot of puppy in him. He knows sit, stay, lay down and is very treat motivated. He takes his treats very gently from your hand and shows no possessiveness over food or toys. He loves to play fetch, he is great with other dogs and really wants to play with them. He is fine with all ages of children but maybe older children would be best as he is so playful. He will sometime jump up on people when you meet him, he is housetrained, stays in the house when they are gone and if he is outside they keep him in an outside run. He sleeps inside the home at night, we are not sure about cats, likes to go for car rides and will ride in a crate in the back of the truck. He use to walk well on a leash and now he does need better leash skills.

What GGLRR saw when we met Hunter: He is a beautiful purebred black lab, that seems to be very healthy. (GGLRR has him scheduled to be neutered, get his shots and well check on Monday – 01/16) There was a lot of barking going on when we went to the home but it was coming from the small dogs; Hunter was standing there wagging his tail. He was fine with us touching him all over and looking into his ears and his mouth. He has a very soft mouth and is a very loving dog. When he plays he got a little mouthy and would jump up but he took correction nicely. He does have a lot of energy and loves to play ball and frisbee. He has grown up with small kids and the owner stated he loves to go to the dog park. The owner lives on a very busy street and he had Hunter out front off leash and said he would never wander away. (We were not too happy about this as it was not safe but Hunter stayed right with us.)

We currently have Hunter at our boarding facility where he gets to play with a variety of dogs. He needs to go to a home that will be committed to his exercise and training. A home that is up for a young active dog.

He will be getting his vet care on Monday.

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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Nova: 6 Year Old Spayed Chocolate Female Lab 65 Pounds

Asher: 6 Year Old Neutered Black Male Lab 80 Pounds

GGLRR got a call from Fresno Lab rescue to see if we could help with two labs that a good Samaritan found in the Fresno area wandering around on a rural road. The labs had been sighted for over a week on this road and in the general area. She did everything she could to find the owner, to reach out to rescues or a no kill shelter as she knew due to some medical issues and due to their age they may not make it out of a regular shelter.

GGLRR decided the two dogs were wonderful dogs and needed to find a wonderful new home for 2017!

They are very friendly, well trained and well behaved dogs. The person who found them had them around her dogs and they did fine. We are not sure how they will do in a home with cats but they did play with the neighbors small dogs. They are very people friendly, they follow her off leash on her property and will come when she calls them. They love to go for car rides, they tolerate people touching them all over, they will sit, come and they respond to quiet and off. They do not jump up on people, they are fine with food with other dogs and people, they like to fetch and they are fine when you grab their collar. They have pretty good leash skills, seem to be house trained and over all seem to be well balanced dogs.

We currently have them at our boarding facility and they say they are very sweet dogs. They get out and play with the other dogs at the kennel and they have not had any issues with them.

Medical:

We will be getting all their medical done on Monday 01/16. Well checks, blood work, microchip, fecal and we will decide if we may need to amputate Asher’s leg. We think he broke his leg when he was young and it never got fixed. His front left leg bends in; in two pieces. This does not slow him down and he is not in pain but we do not want him to have any issues due to the stress being put on his other legs.

(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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JET: 10 Month Old Black Male Labrador Mix (Neutered) 51 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Jet.

This pup was found by a good samaritan who runs a cat rescue. She was feeding some feral cats in a parking lot of a community center and discovered Jet sleeping and curled up in a ball. He was very thin and weak. She immediately took him to the San Jose shelter (where he was neutered and vaccinated) but no one came to claim him and she couldn't bear to leave this sweet pup so she brought him back to her home with hopes of finding him an adoptive family on her own.

Jet flourished, so much that his true puppy personality blossomed along with his desire to chase and torment her cats and Jet's over zealousness proved too much for her senior canine so she had to find him another placement. Jet was fostered in her friend's home for about a month, where he did well with their dogs, horses and cooped chickens. It was noticed that Jet's leg was bothering him so the cat rescue took him to the vet and realized her rescue couldn't afford his medical expenses.

She brought him back to her place and reached out to Lab Rescue. We took him to one of our vets and it seems Jet has an old toe injury (left back foot). He is presently on antibiotics and will need to have the toe removed.

As of January 5, we've had Jet in a foster home a little over a week and here's what the foster says:

"Jet is a sweetheart of a dog and will make a great addition to a family with, or without other dogs. He is not great with cats. The adoptive family needs to be clear on establishing boundaries and their alpha status with Jet. He is a fast learner and in a very short time with us, has learned to sit before getting food, play well with our other three big dogs and is not jumping up on people or furniture as much as he did when he originally arrived. He is an excellent walker and does not strain on the leash; he is very friendly with other dogs. He loves time in his crate to chill out and can sleep 8+ hours if you let him. He is also house trained. He loves chew toys, particularly ropey items that he can chew up!"

"Jet is full of energy, constantly wanting to play tug of war or fetch. He loves his toys, so strong durable toys are ideal and shoes/clothes should stay out of reach. He enjoys walks and should be walked at least twice a day. We believe that he has never had an “alpha” before so new owners would need to establish dominance, as he tends to test boundaries. He just needs a firm hand and lots of caring attention and he will be an excellent addition to any home. He is truly a transformed dog compared to when he first arrived."

Lab Rescue is looking for a home where Jet can be provided with the leadership, structure, and exercise he needs as a young and energetic puppy. A family that is experienced with positive training methods and has the time and skill to provide Jet with basic obedience and leadership will be ideal. He is crate and house trained, great with other dogs, but not cats. A home with older children would be better, as Jet could potentially jump up and knock over small children.

Jet's anticipated surgery date to have his toe removed should be around mid-January. Recovery will involve two weeks of wearing a cone and limited activity. Jet is located in Danville. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Bella: Spayed 4 year old chocolate female

Bella’s owners moved out of state from Bakersfield and were not able to take her with them so they are happy to have her go into the Rescue program knowing Rescue could find her the very best home.

From the moment Bella arrived in Monterey/Carmel all who met her were completely taken by her sweet disposition and friendly demeanor. She charmed even the most resilient of the staff at the clinic where she was vetted and where she now is being boarded (due to the GGLRR rep’s schedule). Many staff members absolutely adore her and some if they didn’t have many dogs already would want her.

Bella was recently fostered bya local family in Salinas and here is the foster mom’s assessment of Bella.

Bella is the sweetest, most affectionate dog! She is driven to please her family, and an incredibly fast learner. In a few short days she learned to sit (on command, with or without treats), knows lie "down", understands "on your bed" and will play catch (and fetch!) all day long. She will go potty, on command and with prodding will sit (not patiently, tail is wagging like mad!) for her meals. She loves warm baths and thinks the blow dryer is a fabulous thing. Bella likes to be on her bed, and she has a favorite toy that if you say, "where is your baby?" She will search high and low to find it. When you say, "bed time" she picks up her baby and goes upstairs to her bed. Bella has a nickname, Shadow, as she likes to be where the family is.

She can be left in the house alone, completely potty trained - but will sit on furniture if allowed, to look out the window. She does not dig and in over two weeks we have not heard her bark...not even alarm bark. She is fine in a secure back yard, and while she explores, she does not try to escape. She is unfazed by cats but is mesmerized by birds. And Bella should be in a ONE DOG family. She’s wonderful with children and a fabulous family dog.

She loves attention in a very calm way, will sit by you forever and will stare at you with her sweet soulful eyes for a pat or an ear massage. Happy to be in the same room with you lying on her bed and just seeing you and knowing she has someone in her life that cares. You can tell because she often will give this little sigh of happiness when she rests. All in all she is a very calm girl, wants to please and is very loving and grateful and willing to learn. (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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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, 2016 and this year (2017) 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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