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Lab adoption fair Last updated 4/26/2015 8:30 PM

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

Labs Available from GGLRR

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





BUDDY: 6 yr old Black Male Lab neutered 70 lbs.



Buddy was just another throw away Bakersfield dog when Lab Rescue heard about him and are we glad we did. Buddy is just about the sweetest dog ever. Buddy is being fostered in the MONTEREY area by a very experienced foster family. The foster family would really like to keep Buddy but she has a two other dogs, one a senior with health issues.

Buddy is a very easy going laid back boy who LOVES his walks and LOVES car rides. He is wonderful on a leash and is very gentle. He doesn't know much about toys or ball chasing but really likes to be next to his family whether there are on the computer or watching TV. He just really wants to be part of your life. He has been known to "counter surf" when he is left alone and get into some mischief but he just needs someone to teach him that is not OK. He prefers his own bed rather than yours. Buddy would be great in a home where someone is home during the day or who can take him to work with them but it’s not a requirement.

This boy is a remarkable guy who needs a great home. A family who will love him and he will return that love 100 fold.

Buddy has been parasite tested, micro-chipped and heart worm tested and is up to date on vaccinations.

If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy please contact Sylvana at TEXT 831-596-1700, email sylstrattn@aol.com or evenings at 831-373-2759.

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

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HARLEY: 11 Year Yellow Lab Male Neutered 85 Pounds



We adopted Harley out in 2013 and unfortunately the adopters can no longer keep him. Their schedules have changed and they feel it is not fair to Harley to be left alone for such long periods.

From the current owners:

Harley is a great dog! He is extremely loving and loyal. He bonded with us immediately and never wants to leave our sides. He is very affectionate and always greets us at the door with much enthusiasm. Harley loves to go to the dog park as much as he just loves to lay at our feet and keep us company. He loves to play with his ball and toys and he loves a bully stick. He loves it when people come over to visit and he is very gentle with children. He loves to play with our kids and one of his favorite things is belly rubs. We can count on him for great companionship. He is a very sensitive dog and when we are stressed at home he will come over and give us a little more attention. Harley is a very smart dog and knows many commands. Sit, stay, shake and down. He loves to ride in the car and of course he loves to swim. Harley pulls on the leash so we would recommend for him to be walked with a correction collar. He is still very active for his age so we would recommend a home not with small kids. He is great with all dogs and loves to go to the dog park and run around.

Why GGLRR got Harley two years ago:

What a love bug! This boy could not be sweeter. Lab Rescue found Harley when his vet contacted us as his owner couldn't keep him. The owner took him to the Vet to have but down as he was not able to protect himself any longer from the other dogs in the home. The Vet contacted Lab Rescue as they refused to put Harley down as he had more life to live and he was a wonderful boy! We met him and saw how sweet he was and knew we could find him a home where he'd get the love and attention he deserved.

Harley is located in Palo Alto.

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

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

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Roxy: 4 Year Old Black Lab / Mix 60 Pounds



We got a call from the Lake County Shelter as they had some dogs that were surrendered by their owners and were not getting much exposure. They try very hard to get the dogs adopted but need other rescue groups to step up as many of the dogs will be put down. We met Roxy and knew she would be a great dog for GGLRR and pulled her with a few more dogs.

Roxy is a very sweet affectionate girl and her owner spent much time with her. She was an inside dog but was put outside when they would work and her and the neighbor dog loved to get out of the yard and chase the sheep near their property. Since the owner did not have a secure yard and did not want to leave her in the house all day long he took her to the shelter. Roxy walks well on a leash, will go into a down and stay, sits on command, she was very calm in the cat room and avoided all the cats at the shelter. She has no food or possessive aggression and did not guard her food in any way when we tested her. She loves to go for car rides and wants to look out the window as you drive along. She listens to what you ask of her and is a well behaved girl. She was an inside dog so she is house trained, she is not a barker and she loves to swim. She is fine in a crate and fine when left in the home, she is not destructive.

We currently have her in a foster home who is a dog trainer and as you can see from two of the attached pictures is doing well with the pack.

This is what the trainer has to say about Roxy:

Roxy is doing really well. When other dogs challenge her she will become submissive and then will be best friends with that other dog, she does not challenge other dogs. She is a very social dog, she is great with all dogs once she has had a little time to spend with them. She does well with dogs of all ages and sizes, including small dogs and puppies. Roxy needs exercise and is out for 2 hours each day. She would be a great running companion. I have had her off leash with the pack dogs and she’s having a great time. She nicely greets dogs, both male and female, coming into the pack. In the house she’s a doll. She barks when she is thirsty but she’s very pleasant in the house.

Roxy is spayed, has all her shots, she is heartworm negative and she is microchipped.

Roxy is located in San Pablo.

If you are interested in sweet Roxy call rescue rep Liz at 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

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

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JOEY: 1 Year Old Black Male Lab Mix Neutered 60 Pounds



Joey – King of the Road!

Lucky Joey, who lands on his feet (and his chin)! Aside from some healed abrasions to his chin and a chipped tooth, Joey’s one lucky dog. He apparently tumbled out of a pickup, his harness was trailing a broken wire, in northern Solano County. A Good Samaritan picked him up and brought him home. This person had three other dogs and thought Joey was a wonderful dog but he could not have four dogs. He looked and looked for his owner but no owner was found so he called Lab Rescue. (A lot of dogs in the shelter in this area do not get adopted so he wanted to get Joey to a place where he had a chance.)

Joey is neutered, probably between 1 and 2 years old, and a healthy black Lab with another breed in the mix. His weight is about 60 lbs. He’s diplomatic with his foster’s 3 older (cranky) dogs, and ignores the cat. He loves to play fetch, loves to swim, and his nose is always busy. He pulls on leash at first, but at his foster home in the country, he can be walked off lead. He knows come, sit, stay and down. He is easy to correct, can lie calmly at rest indoors and at night sleeps in a crate. Clearly his previous owners were kind to him – he is trusting and a BIG cuddler. Rolling in the grass (or the primroses) with his feet in the air is one of his favorite things, he‘s irresistible.

Joey is very healthy:

He came to us not neutered, we got him neutered, has all his shots, heartworm negative, microchiped. He is a very healthy boy!

Joey is located in Fairfield.

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

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

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Sparta: 2-yr-old neutered male black Lab/Newfie-mix 115 lbs

We are not accepting any more calls for Sparta.


If you want a big best friend, Sparta is the guy for you. Rumor around the Acropolis was that Helen of Troy had the hots for this big guy. All the other Greek dogs were incredible jealous of this loveable lap dog – and you better have a lap as big as Thermopylae, cause Sparta is part Newfoundland and part Lab. He was surrendered by a family who could not provide the time, space, and exercise to Sparta that he needed to thrive. He lived with another smaller dog and a cat. As he is a little out of practice, he may be challenging to walk on leash for some folks that are not strong pack leaders… but he listens real well and is responsive to a dog-savvy person. Does fine with other unfamiliar dogs and people… and has a good reputation at his local dog park. A little exhuberant, he will fill your void with his presence and impress upon you that he needs to be petted and paid attention to. His previous owners describe him as “laid back, happy, hyper, friendly, adorable, loving.”

What Sparta’s Rescue Rep says: Sparta is neutered, heartworm negative, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. He is mostly housebroken (there have been a few accidents in his former home) -- he’s pretty much been either crated inside (at night) or kept outside in a small backyard (during the day). Gets along with other dogs and cats. Sparta is ideal for an active family or individual. Would be great with kids over the age of eight. He would thrive with lots of room to romp. He is located in Livermore.

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Diesel: 1 ½ Year Old Black Male Lab Neutered 83 Pounds



Diesel came to lab rescue from the Napa County Animal Shelter, not of any wrongdoing on his part. His owners had contacted Lab Rescue; a time was set to meet this handsome boy, but they didn’t show up for the meet. Lab Rescue was very concerned and had a feeling he had been dumped at the local shelter, a call was made and sure enough poor Diesel was there and very scared. Lab Rescue stepped in, swooped him up, and before Diesel knew what was happening this sweet boy was on his way to our boarding facility.

When Lab Rescue talked with Diesel’s owners, they had said that he was a young boy full of energy. They did not get him out for regular exercise, which is one thing this young boy needs. A tired dog is a “good dog!” They had not worked with him on training and manners, he will jump on people, he does not understand yet that this is not how you greet humans. He knows a few commands, “sit,” “down,” and “shake. Diesel will pull on the leash when going for walks, with consistency and patience he will learn this is not appropriate behavior. He gets excited when he sees other dogs, he will pull and bark to get close and say “Hi.” He has never been in a tussle with another dog, just wants to play. Diesel is very food motivated and wants to please, so some high-value treats and positive reinforcement and consistency will be the ticket for this young boy to learn good behavior. He lived with a 13-year-old boy, has been around younger children, but we feel because of his high energy he should go to a home with older children. Since Diesel is a bundle of energy, he may knock over smaller children. Diesel is crate trained, and even though he spent a lot of time outside he is house trained. He has lived with a cat, but it was great fun to chase him around the house.

Lab Rescue was able to talk with Diesel veterinarian, they described Deisel as a very nice “goofy” boy that needed someone to pay attention to him and give him some guidance and training. They also mentioned that he is a healthy boy. They were very shocked and saddened to hear that Diesel had been taken to the shelter.

Diesel needs a family where he will be welcomed into the home, make him part of the family and all their activities. He will need patience, well-defined boundaries and clearly communicated expectations, and in return you will get an awesome companion to be a member of your family. He is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped, and heartworm negative.

If you have the time for this happy boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz 415-613-6374 or 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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LUCY: 1 year old spayed black female lab mix 48 Pounds



Lab Rescue was contacted by Lucy's owners as they have a young growing family (twins on the way) and felt that they weren't providing what she needs. Although they describe Lucy as being the sweetest dog ever, they recognize that she is not receiving the time that a young active dog should. Because of the busy lifestyle of the family, she was relegated to the yard all day and was only brought inside at night to be crated for sleep. There was no time for walks and thus this high energy girl had to find elsewhere the mental and physical stimulation that daily walks provide . She has never been to obedience classes so there was no leader in the home and thus Lucy pretty much ran the show. She would dig and chew inappropriate items while in the yard. When she was in the house she would jump on the kids and pretty much stayed in a state of being over excited as she was craving attention. The other children are two and eight years and although Lucy was good around the kids, she is a high energy dog and a bit too much for the kids. She was raised with a dog savvy cat. She will chase the ball, retrieve it at times but then not give it up!

From Lucy's Foster:

Lucy is being fostered with our two kids and three Labs. She was not housebroken when she came to us (being a backyard dog) but she is catching on very quickly that we go potty outside. I showed her where to go and that's just where she went the next day. She is learning what "no" means and is jumping up on people less than when she arrived. She likes to steal clothes and run around with something in her mouth to show off. She is a funny girl - follows me around like my shadow. She likes to lay on your feet and she likes her belly rubs. She is a petite girl at only 48 lbs. but still tries to countersurf although once again, she is learning that no means no. She likes running around playing with the other dogs. She has settled in nicely with our family. She sleeps through the night on a dog bed next to our bed.

Update from Lucy's Foster:

Lucy is making wonderful progress with the Foster. She continues to love to play with the Foster's dogs. She is good both inside and outside - no more digging or chewing. She sleeps through the night in a crate next to the Foster's bed. When the humans go out she is left in the house but not in the crate and she is not destructive, although she does have other dogs to play with. She is smart, learns very quickly and although active, is a big cuddlier after she's been exercised. Her leash manners have greatly improved using a correction collar. She is housebroken. Lucy is a sweet dog and we are very much enjoying fostering her. She is very good with the kids.

What Lab Rescue is looking for:

Lucy is like an overgrown puppy at one year. She just hasn't had an alpha person in her life to teach her what is expected of her. She is exhibiting typical puppy behavior and is very trainable with someone willing to put in the time and effort. Lab Rescue is looking for someone with Lab experience as we want Lucy to go on to be a good canine citizen - something she is quite capable of doing with the right owner. She needs structure, leadership and training and thus someone must be home with her most of the day. Since she hasn't been getting walks she needs work on her leash manners. She will need regular daily exercise (a tired dog is a good dog!) Lucy will thrive in an active household where the dog is included in activities. Any kids in the home must be 8 or older.

Lucy is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped. She is located in Concord.

If you have the time and commitment for this sweet girl and are home most of the day to begin raising this sweet "puppy", please contact Sandy @ 650-303-2436. Please leave a message as to how late I can call in the evening.

(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 Black Male Lab Mix Neutered 95 Pounds




I am Hunter but really that is not my name. I am open to anyone changing my name if you can give me a good home and a home that I will be part of your pack. My owners decided they did not want me any longer so they drove up to the Ukiah shelter and opened the door and pushed me out! This was very scary for me but I am young and healthy so I rebounded just fine. (I had a microchip but my scary owners did not register me.) The lady that runs the shelter told me she had a great place to send me to and she would check to see if they could take me. I know I am not a purebred Lab but since I was so nice with everyone and everything she wanted to give it a try. She contacted Golden Gate Lab Rescue to see what they thought about me and they said sure, that I could come to their program. The reason they would accept me as I got along with everyone I was introduced to, I was fine when anyone took my toys and food away from me, I was fine on a leash when I saw other dogs and I was a really good boy when I met dogs off leash.

I then woke up the next day and was shuffled off to surgery. I was told I would be fine when I woke up, that I would be missing a couple of things but everything would heal nicely. Wow was I sore when I woke up but the next day I was fine and ready to play! I got all my shots, I was heartworm tested and was given a good bath. The nice lady from the shelter gave me a hug and said Hunter be a good boy and I was loaded up for a nice car ride. I was very good in the car just happy to be out of the doggie jail and off to my next adventure. Since I am so young I rebound quickly to all the shuffling around. The car stopped at this beautiful place in the country and another nice lady came out to say hello to me. (Even though she is a very nice lady I knew right away I would have to be on my best behavior and follow what she wanted as she was the leader of the pack!)

I have been at my foster/trainers home for a week and let me tell you I am one happy dog! Swimming in the creeks, play time with the other dogs and time for much needed R&R. I love to please so I am an A student and a student that sucks up to the trainer! (I know a good thing when I see it.) I enjoy that I have a pack leader and I can have fun and learn some new training tricks. If you have the time for a smart, active happy dog please call the rescue rep as I will give you many years of happiness back!

Update from the trainer who is fostering Hunter:

Hunter is doing great! He is young and energetic and with just being neutered it has been a little hard to keep him calm. Overall he is an awesome dog. Hunter is a big boy that had little manners. We are working on his manners each day and he is one smart boy! He did not know his name when he came in so we are using it as much as we can to help him associate with his name. He is doing fine in the crate and will go right in at night when I toss a treat in and doesn’t fuss about it. We started him on obedience training and he already is “sitting” and “downing” and is learning how to walk properly on leash. He is very friendly with all dogs he meets and all he wants to do is play! I am looking forward to getting him more exercise once he is completely healed from his neuter.

Hunter is located in Geyersville.

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

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

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TUESDAY: 6-7 year old neutered chocolate male lab 80 Pounds



Update from the foster mom:

Tuesday: what a GOOD BOY! Tuesday is just a bundle of love and joy. He came to my home and quickly adapted to his new environment. He learned to use the dog door the first day and no accidents at all. He’s a very loving, friendly, curious boy. He walks pretty well on leash and we’re working on not pulling. He is not dog reactive when on or off leash. He loves to swim and is trustworthy off leash. His tennis ball chewing was turning into quite the obsession so I replaced the tennis balls with strong chew toys and he’s just fine. We use a rubber stick to play fetch with and it’s his favorite thing. He’s full on energy, but not too much energy. He’s getting two 40 minute walks a day and lots of play time in the yard. HE gets along great with my lab with no issues at all. He is a wonderful dogs and will be a joy to his next forever family.

Tuesday was found as a stray in Clearlake and his family never came to look for him. Not too many people make it out to this shelter and the shelter staff recognized what a great dog Tuesday was so they called GGLRR to see if we could take him. GGLRR stepped up to evaluate him and get him out of the shelter.

This is what we know about Tuesday:

Hi, my name is Tuesday and yes I was picked up as a stray on Tuesday. I still can’t believe my family did not come looking for me. What did they expect; I was not neutered, they did not have a secure backyard and my job is to go out and find the females that want to fool around. The animal control officer loaded me up on a truck and then I was off to a pretty scary place – the shelter. Everyone kept saying what a love and that I was a very special boy. The shelter staff would play with me and soon found out that I had some training. I know: sit, shake, down, fetch – I LOVE THIS GAME and the really neat trick I know is sit pretty! (You can see this in one of the pictures, I will sit up on my hind legs for a treat. I will do about anything for a treat or for the opportunity to play ball.) At the shelter I would get out to play with other dogs and soon my best friend was Kevin. Kevin and I had a pact that we would help each other get adopted. Kevin and I heard that a wonderful organization was going to rescue us and take us to a nice boarding facility in Petaluma. The morning came for us to be loaded up in the transport van and before I knew what was happening, Kevin was not in the van. I heard them say Kevin found a wonderful home. Kevin was younger than me but I am much more handsome, have excellent manners, love to be with all people big and small and I have a bag full of tricks to show off. I love to go for car rides, love the water and I have ok leash manners. (I am a very quick learner and if you spend some time with me I will be walking by your side. I am fine on a leash when we meet other dogs and I am fine off the leash when I play with other dogs.) I am very clean in my kennel and I will give you much more love, companionship and happiness as I will be thankful for the family that decides to adopt me.

What Lab Rescue is looking for:

We would suggest a home for Tuesday that has the time for a dog, 1 walk per day and maybe some ball playing or beach swimming. Tuesday is pretty gentle and he can be in a home with all children. (He does get a little excited with treats. He will not jump up on you but he will not stop until he gets his treat. Tuesday has a wonderful foundation and we want a home that will continue with his training.

Tuesday is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped. The shelter removed a growth from his leg and it was a fatty cyst. He is a very healthy boy! He is located in Napa. (We are working on getting him to a foster home.)

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

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

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Pepper: 10 year old spayed female yellow lab 81 lbs


Sweet Sweet Pepper!

She needs a new home and she deserves this to be her last home!

Pepper came to her new home from a breeder in the Napa area. The current owners saw an ad on craigslist and met with the breeder and felt sorry for Pepper as when they met her the wife mentioned her husband was done with Pepper as they could no longer breed her as she had an eye issue in her gene pool. The couple decided to take her home and Pepper has been a loving part of their family for the last 5 years. The couple need to give Pepper up for adoption as they watch their one year old grandchild and Pepper does not like her crawling / walking and giving her hugs. (The grandkid has a dog at home and is allowed to crawl on the dog, so she does not understand that Pepper does not want to play with her.) Pepper is a ten year old, female yellow lab. She is a loving, affectionate member of our family. She likes a lot of attention but is getting older and likes to spend much of the day curled up on her favorite rug. She loves to go on walks and sometimes on her walks she will get excited when she sees another dog. (She is not aggressive but she will pull on the leash to try to go over to say hello to them. GGLRR would suggest using a correction collar when walking Pepper.) Pepper is very friendly with other dogs and people once she goes over to say hello to them. (We have many people over to our home and have other dogs over to our home and Pepper has no issues.) We do not get Pepper out on regular walks and feel she also needs more exercise so she can lose a few pounds. She has a few quirks but don’t we all. She does not like dog beds – she only likes to lay on a rug. Pepper use to go down our stairs but since they are not carpeted and are steep, she prefers to hang out in the living room, the hall way and in the kitchen area. (If the adopter had stairs Pepper would be fine as long as they were carpeted. She will go down the stairs once you bring out the leash as she LOVES to go out for walks!) She is left alone in the home on a regular basis and will just sleep on her rug, she is housetrained and she is a dog that always seems to have a nice smile on her face. She can be in the home with another dog but not a home with cats. We would also recommend a home with older children.

From the trainer / evaluation of Pepper:

We had Pepper professionally evaluated since she has some insecurities with other dogs on leash. The trainer said she was a very friendly dog and liked the dogs and people that she was introduced to. She allowed the trainer to touch her all over but did seem a little worried when the trainer went to touch her paws. (Pepper was bitten by a rattle snake in one of her paws around 4 years ago. She is healed and has no health issues from this but we think her one paw may be a bit sensitive. She did not pull on the leash when they went for a walk, she did fine when meeting her dog – sniffed him and then just ignored him. She was a bit protective over a pig’s ear but allowed the trainer to take it away from her.

Pepper is very healthy other than she needs to lose a few more pounds. She is spayed, she has all her shots, she had a full blood panel done, she has had her thyroid checked, she is microchipped and she is heartworm negative. Pepper is one healthy girl!

She is located in Healdsburg.

If you are interested in having a very loyal companion, a companion who loves to go on walks and a companion that will give as much love as she gets, call Rescue Rep Liz 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

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

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SWEET SWEET ANGEL: 10 Year Old Yellow Lab / Shepherd Mix Spayed Female 95 Pounds
(Foster mom is working on getting some weight off with less food and more exercise.)



Angel came to GGLRR as her owners lost their home and had to move. We asked a professional trainer to evaluate Angel, to meet her and see if she would be a good dog for our program. Angel passed all the tests with flying colors! Some information from the owner: They would walk her with the neighbor’s shepherd but it seems other than this activity not much was put into Angel. She was an outside dog and came to GGLRR filthy and in a much shut down state.

She is now in a foster home and is thriving. This is what the foster mom has to say about her:

Angel is 10 years old and the sweetest most perfect dog ever. She is a very young 10 year old – she does not act her age. She has the cutest happy dance when I get home from work! She looks and acts like a lab but GGLRR was told she is part shepherd. The foster mom thinks Angel has had a heavy hand in the past as if you raise your hand or if you raise your voice she will cower and run immediately to her dog bed. She walks perfectly on leash – loves to go for walks! The foster mom lives on several acres and Angel will walk along off leash and will always look back to make sure her foster mom is right there. She loves to play ball. You throw the ball for her and she will bring it back each time. She loves to be petted and brushed. She now will come into the foster home with no issues. She comes in grabs a stuffed toy from the toy box and will go lay down on her bed. She is also very content laying down outside on her dog bed. I have had her outside on our 20 acres and she stays close by. She will wander a bit at times to seek new adventures but when I call her she comes right back. She has no food issues with people or my two other labs. She loves kids and will play with my 5 year old grandson. She is fine with my two other dogs but it took her a little while to warm up to them and be secure with them in our home. The only negative the foster has about Angel is she does not like car rides. She is working with her on this to make her more secure in the car. She is a very easy dog to have in my home – happy to get out for regular walks or happy to hang out at home with her head in my lap. We are not sure how Angel would be with cats.

Angel is located in Escalon.

If you are interested in sweet Angel call rescue rep Liz at 415-613-6374 or email liz@jobshopsf.com.

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

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COOPER: 6 year neutered Chocolate Lab Mix 50 lbs
We are not accepting any more calls for Cooper.


Cooper is a darling, sweet boy who came to Lab Rescue as his owner was getting divorced and couldn't keep him. We believe he is a Vizsla or Pointer mix as he has slighter body build than a full-bred Lab. He was owner-surrendered from a home where he was loved (a least by his human mom) but not cared for very well. He had an untreated ear infection that caused a large hematoma in one ear, some fur was rubbed off around his eyes and the skin on his nose was raw. His ear stood out from his head when met him but we could see what a loving boy he was--he just needed some serious TLC. Cooper has found this TLC and more from his Lab Rescue foster family. He has had surgery on his ear to remove the hematoma and is getting healthier food. He has gained weight and is feeling much better. Cooper is gaining trust in people again--was skittish around men when he first came to us--and is part of a loving foster family. He's ready to look for a stable, loving place to call home! From the foster: "Cooper is a very sweet boy. If you want a grown up dog in a puppy’s body he’s for you. He is crate trained, housebroken, and can be left alone in the house without worry. He is a bit of a leaner and loves to be rubbed. He has gone running with me several times, and does really well, but doesn’t seem to need a lot of exercise to stay calm in the house. He knows sit, stay, down, “go to your bed”, and waits for his food. He walks well on a leash unless he sees another dog then he will pull. We are working on socializing him a bit more. He was a bit scared and apprehensive when we first got him, but is doing much better meeting strangers. He was also underweight when he came to us, but has put on 5lbs, and probably could put on some more. He gets along great with our 3-year old lab, and our eleven year old daughter. He does not do well with cats, and will chase them. He will be best with someone who will be patient with him as he gets to know you. He will do great with a family with older kids and would be fine with another dog, but also seems like he’d be okay as an “only” dog."



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KONA : 7 Year Old Chocolate Female Lab Spayed 72 Pounds


My name is Kona and I am a sweet active girl. My story is that I’ve had a great life full of lots of fun and adventure My Mom and Dad got me from a breeder when I was 8 weeks old. They haven’t taken great care of me and love me very much but their life has changed. They love me so much that they realized that can’t give me all the love and attention I deserve anymore now that they have 2 small children to run around after. They knew the best thing they could do for me would be to find me a new home where I could get all the love and attention I deserve, so they contacted Lab Rescue to help.

What My Rescue Rep has to say:

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

What my Foster Mom has to say:

Kona is a very special houseguest. It took her about a week to feel comfortable in a new environment and she has blossomed into a very secure and happy dog. She is easy going, gets along with my two labs and a 12-year-old cat. She plays nice with my six and eight-year-old grandsons and she sleeps all night at the end of my bed. She is fine having the run of the house even when I'm gone. She does enjoy watching household activities from the couch but will get off when she is told. She's not a big barker but she does let you know if someone comes to the front door. She loves going for car rides and is getting better on the leash with her daily walks using a gentle leader Easy Walk. We are still working on her pulling when she sees other dogs. She is very social and wants to play! Her obedience commands are coming back. She will sit, lay down, shake, speak and we are working on stay. She has been a total joy to have at my house.

We would like Kona to go to a home where she will get the attention and exercise that has been lacking in her life lately. She is dog and cat friendly. Kona needs to go to a home with children over the age of 8 due to her size and excitement level.

Kona is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Kona is located in San Jose.

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

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

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TIBBY: 8 Year Old Yellow Female Lab Spayed 60 Pounds
We are not accepting any more calls for Tibby.


Tibby is a calm, sweet girl, on the smaller side for a Lab with a delicate slim face. She comes from a happy, loving home but her owner works from home and Tibby somehow was escaping from the house during the day and wandering the neighborhood, which the owner wasn't able to handle. Tibby is fine with other dogs and also used to co-habitate with another dog. She is very friendly to people--including those that come to the house, meeting people on walks and errands. Tibby is so calm and gentle that she would be fine with kids-- she has had exposure to children, even small ones, and plays well with them as long as they aren't very rambunctious. Tibby rides well in the car, walks very well on leash and is fine left at home alone. She is calm and not destructive in the house-- although is an avid counter surfer! Tibby is active (walks rather than strenuous hikes or runs) and loves to explore. She is fine when left alone in the house although would be a great companion for someone who works from home or would be great if someone could take her to work. Her health is good, she is up-to-date on her vaccinations and she has had excellent vet care. Tibby is located in Danville.

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


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

This is what we know about Blackie:

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

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

BLACKIE is located in Monterey / Salinas.

Update from the foster:

Blackie is a big, slow moving, loveable companion, likes to be around humans and needs a second chance for a good home! Blackie would do best in a single story him. Since he is older a lot of stairs would be hard for him. He does enjoy going for short walks but he is a couch potato. (His walks are usually 15 minutes.)

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

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

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

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

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




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VELVET: 1 ½ Year Old Black Female Lab Spayed 45 Pounds

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



Hi! My name is Velvet.

My owners gave me that name because I have a beautiful soft shiny coat that looks like Velvet. I am what people call a “special needs” dog. In my litter of 6 brothers and sisters, 3 of us were born with a condition called “Cerebellar Hypoplasia” which causes me to have jerky movements, tremors and generally uncoordinated motion. Cerebellar_hypoplasia_(non-human). I sometimes fall down and have trouble walking. My tremors increase when I am excited and subside when I am calm and at ease. My condition will not get better or worse with age, and I have already learned to somewhat compensate for it and should have a normal lifespan. Dogs with my condition can, in theory, lead a fairly normal life if special considerations for our disability are taken by our owner.

Now, for the fun stuff about me! I am on the petite side at about 45lbs. I am as sweet as they come. I love to play with other dogs and have fun playing with the two labs in my foster home. I think the cat is sort of interesting too, but she pretty much avoids me. I can eat and drink like any normal dog and am very much aware of sights and sounds around me. I love to follow my foster mom around the house and be wherever she is. I am potty trained and crate trained. At nighttime, I go to sleep in my crate. When I am home alone, I am gated off into one of the backrooms. I am a relatively mellow girl and do get tired easily from walking around. I will not need more than a ¼ mile walk each day and have fun just trotting around the backyard. My most favorite thing is to lay on the couch (did I mention I can jump up there on my own?) and rest my head in my foster mom’s lap. I try to get up on the bed as well, but usually miss. If you lift me up to the bed, I will just lay down and go to sleep. I also ride well in the car and am quiet for the car ride. Lots of great labby traits about me, I am just a wibbly wobbly girl!

I lived with my prior owners for a year in their apartment, but they were moving and could not take me with them. I was then brought to a shelter where there were lots of loud noises that made me nervous. The ideal home for me would be a one-story home (my condition does not allow me to navigate stairs easily) with a quiet and calm environment. When there is excitement around me, I get excited as well and that is when I lose my coordination. For this reason, a home without kids or much older kids would probably be best for me. I would be fine with another calm dog in the house. If you are gentle and calm with me, I remain that way and have much better balance. So, if you are looking for the greatest cuddle buddy and think you can be my owner and give me the love and understanding I need, then call my rescue rep below and ask about me! Oh – be sure to watch my video. Foster mom says that my condition just looks like I am dancing…..and who doesn’t love a dancing lab?



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HUNTER 1 ½ Year Old Yellow Male Lab Neutered 75 Pounds



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

Update on Hunter:

We adopted Hunter out and he was returned to GGLRR as he was given too much freedom and he would chew on things in the home and when left in the backyard. The owner did not want to crate Hunter and by not crating, Hunter was given too much freedom. Hunter is a 1 year old puppy. The owner did a wonderful job with getting Hunter training, he paid for a professional trainer to work with Hunter. Hunter is fine with all dogs and humans – he loves them all! (He is more of a submissive dog.) He has been to dog parks and a variety of places with no issues. We currently have Hunter in a foster home who is a professional trainer and he said he is a great dog. He settled in his crate with no issues and the trainer said he is a dog that wants to please. He gets along with the animals in the home and two of the dogs are small dogs. We would think he would be fine with cats if introduced properly. The trainer is using high reward treats and has control of Hunter in a variety of situations.

From the original posting:

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

Hunter is very healthy:

He came to us not neutered, we got him neutered, has all his shots, heartworm negative, microchiped. He is a very healthy boy!

Hunter is located in Petaluma.

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Sunny: 8 Year Old Black Male Lab Neutered 83 Pounds



Sunny was an owner surrender to the Lake County Shelter. His owner did not have a secure fence and worked full time, so Sunny would take himself for a couple of walks during the day. He would roam looking for company as he was very bored in the backyard. His owner was tired of looking for him and getting him out of the shelter so he chained Sunny to a large tree in the yard. Animal control came out to see Sunny and gave the owner a citation to fix the situation or surrender Sunny. The owner went out to his backyard and told them to take him, he was tired of his dog getting out.

The Lake County shelter contact GGLRR as not many people come to this shelter and Sunny was on the list to be euthanized. They wanted to find someone who would rescue him as he is such a sweet boy! GGLRR met Sunny and pulled him from the shelter without hestitation.

Sunny is 8 years old but he acts younger. He has wonderful energy and he just wants to be with people! He is a very happy boy and warms your heart the first time you meet and he looks up and gives you his big smile. Sunny was with his one owner his entire life, inside off and on, has wonderful manners and has a very sweet personality. He knows: sit, shake, down, takes treats easy, rides in the car well, not a barker, does not jump when meeting you and has excellent leash manners. (Why would you not adopt sweet Sunny?) Sunny grew up with kids, cats and other dogs. Is there anytime neative about Sunny? NO

Sunny would be great in a home where someone is around most of the day, he would be fine with kids 5 and older and he would be fine in a home with other dogs or cats. Sunny has had a full well check and he passed everything with flying colors. He is neutered, has his shots, heartworm negative, full blood panel, ears cleaned and he is microchipped.

Sunny is located in Petaluma.

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DUKE: 13 year old neutered Purebred Black Male Lab 95 LBS


Duke is a wonderful young acting 13 year old Lab who was previously a hunting dog. They occasionally still took him hunting and he would retrieve birds. He was very well taken care and then his owner lost her home due to foreclosure and became homeless. This wonderful family stepped up to temporarily foster him until the owner found a suitable living situation but sadly that never happened. They've had Duke for the last year and although he is a great dog they already have two dogs, one of which is a Springer Spaniel who didn't like a third dog joining their pack. They tried to keep their dog away from Duke but after a year they felt it was only fair for all the dogs to surrender Duke so that he wouldn't be bullied by the other dog.

From Duke's surrendering owner:

Duke is about as sweet as they come. He is great with other dogs, cats, kids and people. He would love to lay down and snuggle all day. However, if you pull out a hunting training bumper to fetch, then it's "okay, let's go!" He loves to swim too often going to the Delta. His former owner spent thousands of dollars training him. Some of the commands he knows are sit, down, stay and fetch. He is housebroken. He has a thyroid condition that is treatable with daily medication (thyroid medicine is fairly inexpensive.) He is also on an anti-inflammatory for arthritis. The only reason this big love bug is being surrendered is because another male dog in the household shows aggression towards Duke.

From Duke's Rescue Rep:

We met Duke and saw that he was a big hunk of senior dog love! He looks English, is very mellow and walked on leash well. He is a little arthritic like most senior dogs but had no problem laying down on the cement for some belly rubs! He is a young looking and handsome 13 year old. He is good with other dogs and showed no aggression. He sleeps throughout the night on the couch! He is good when he is left alone at home as there is no digging or chewing inappropriate items. He is not possessive of his toys or food. He is not a barker and rides well in the car. He has good recall off leash but should never be taken off leash till his new owners are confident that he has 100% recall. He enjoys his walks and will need to continue daily exercise to keep his joints mobile. Senior dogs are sometimes under appreciated. There is no baggage and what you see is what you get. They just want to love and be loved. Duke is an easy going boy and will become your buddy and best friend. Because Duke is a big boy, he will need someone who is physically strong enough to walk him. He is really happy when he is swimming so being around water would be a big plus!

Duke had a well visit and blood workwas given a clean bill of health by the vet, is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped. He is located in Fairfield.

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BUDDY: 3-4 Year Old Neutered Black Lab 60 Pounds
Watch Buddy's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.
We are not accepting any more calls for Buddy.


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

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

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

Buddy is located in Castro Valley.



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REX: 6 year neutered black male AKC 110 lbs



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

GGLRR has Rex at their boarding facility and he is a very nice boy. (We are splitting up the two brothers even though they do love each other they also will fight with each other.) He gets along with all the other dogs and has been around several dogs. They have been around kids of all ages and they love them! We would suggest that Rex is placed around kids that are older due to his size. He loves to swim, go for car rides, really did enjoy going on his walks but also the owner said Rex is the lazy one. (Rex will need a refresher on walking on a leash as since the separation he has not been walked much.) Rex has been well cared for and came from a breeder in the central valley. He is a real love of a dog and would make a great companion.

What the foster home has to say about Rex:

Rex does fine on our walks with a correction collar. He is a very mellow dog, no barking, and content to hang out with me around the house. He thinks he is a lap dog! He knows sit, “Off” and takes food from your hand very gently. He is fine with us cleaning his ears. When we leave him we let him have the garage and backyard and he is fine and is not destructive. He is fine in his crate at night or fine on a dog bed. When we walk by other dogs he is fine and has no issues greeting other dogs.

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

Rex is located in San Ramon.

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Charlie: 4-5-yr-old neutered male chocolate lab 83 lbs
Watch Charlie's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.


Good grief, Charlie Brown! I was found as a stray dog on the streets of Fremont and brought into the city shelter where I was cared for until some nice folks got me transferred to Lab Rescue. I am now hanging around an awesome family who are putting me through my paces: walks and exercise, working me on commands, sleeping in a crate, keeping me from jumping and putting my front paws on stuff… all that “good dog stuff”. I now respond to commands and walk on leash very well… but I need practice, practice, practice under the guidance of a strong pack leader. I have been under the tutelage of a Lab Rescue trainers who has shown me the ropes – I had so much to learn.

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

Charlie jumps up on people on occasion but when corrected and shown leadership he quickly behaves. Charlie does have prey drive and enjoys chasing birds away and would like to catch one. Charlie has done well with all the dogs in my home large and small breeds. He is a bit pushy and needs boundaries immediately when he meets a new dog. He will go face to face and stand tall and I always correct this behavior. He quickly interacts appropriately with the dogs when the poor behavior is corrected.

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

What Charlie’s Rescue Rep says: Charlie is a great, but a strong demanding dog. He is neutered, micro-chipped, and current on all vaccinations. Charlie would be a fine dog for a family with older children. Probably not good with cats. Charlie will require a physically-strong and capable owner to control him. Charlie’s adopter will be required to have one-to-two lessons with Charlie’s trainer to ensure they can follow the appropriate protocols to continue Charlie’s rehabilitation. Charlie is a treasure but demands a strong hand.



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TEAGAN: 1 ½ year old spayed female lab mix 65 Pounds



Teagan was found as a stray in downtown Antioch and her family never came to look for her. She has been there over a month and no one came to claim her. She was on the list to be put down and GGLRR stepped up to evaluate her and get her out of the shelter.

This is what we know about Teagan:

Teagan is a 1 – 1 ½ year old female black lab mix. She is a very sweet girl with lots of love to give. She loves to play ball and can find the tennis ball anywhere you hide it. (She would make a good search and rescue dog.) She loves to play with tug toys and is careful when your hands are near her mouth. As she is a puppy still, she has a goofy and energetic side to her which could cause her to knock down little ones. We would suggest she go to a home with older children. She appears to be house trained as she is clean in her kennel. Teagan knows some basic commands such as sit, down, and stay. She tested very well during a thorough temp test at the shelter and did not show any signs of fear or anxiety. Teagan did bark with her tail wagging when she saw a cat, she would probably do best in a home without cats. She loves to play with her buddy Flynn, who was pulled from the shelter the same day she was. She went right into the crate without a problem when getting into the car. Teagan takes treats gently and has no problem with hands near her food while eating. She reacted very well with a correction collar while walking. We think this girl has amazing potential with her desire to please. A little bit more training and Teagan could be a perfect canine citizen!

What Lab Rescue is looking for:

We would suggest a home for Teagan that has the time for an active dog, 1-2 walks per day. We would suggest a home with older children as Teagan is an active girl and a home what will continue the nice foundation Teagan has been given. She is at our boarding facility and they have reported back that she is doing well and is playing with the other GGLRR dogs with no issues.

Teagan is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped. She is a very healthy girl! She is located in Petaluma.

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MOLLY: 10 Year Old Yellow Spayed Female 55 Pounds


Molly came to Lab Rescue as she was a frequent flyer at the Ukiah shelter and she used up all her miles with the shelter. (Meaning since she was at the shelter so often her owner decided that this was the last time and he was not going to come and bail her out. We spoke to the owner and he said he just could not afford the $300 each time she ended up at the shelter. That he told her this was the last time he would come bail her out!) The Ukiah shelter would not be able to get Molly adopted due to her age so the asked Lab rescue if we could take her into our program. We had the shelter perform an evaluation on her and she passed all tests and was loaded up and on her way to Lab rescue’s boarding facility.

We tracked down Molly’s owner and this is what he had to say about Molly:

They have owned Molly since she was 8 weeks of age. Their daughter got her from a friend and then when she took Molly home the landlord said no large dogs. Molly then went to mom and dad’s home. Molly has been a well-loved pet for the last 10 years but the owners work full time and expect Molly to stay in the yard during the day while they work. (Sounds easy but they have no secure fencing around their property. Molly stayed on the property the last 8 years but they got two other black labs and a border collie and then this is when the mess started. The other dogs were not neutered so they would wander off and of course Molly would follow. (Thank god Molly was spayed!) They could not understand why the dogs would not just stay in the yard? Since Molly was the oldest she was the one they decided would stay at the shelter as they had limited funds and could not afford to bail out all the dogs. The owners told Lab rescue that Molly is a very friendly dog and has been around all people and children with no issues. She has been around all kinds of dogs and has lived with several dogs and has not had any issues. She loves to swim, loves to chase the ball and of course loves to go for car rides! They have maybe heard her only bark once since they have owned her and she is not destructive when left alone. They have not had any health issues since they have owned her and they wish they could keep her but they are on limited funds.

We currently have Molly in our boarding facility that we use and she is doing well.

She has all her shots, she is spayed, she is heartworm negative and she is microchipped.

Molly is located in Petaluma but will be moved to San Jose in the next week!



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RAMBO: 6 year neutered black male AKC 100 lbs



Rambo came to Lab Rescue from his owner in Fresno. He could no longer keep his dogs as they were not getting the attention they deserved. He is getting divorced and his wife was the main care giver for the boys. Since the owner was gone for over 12 hours a day and since he was getting divorced he knew it was not fair to keep them. He took them to the Fresno shelter and the shelter called Fresno Lab rescue and they asked the owner to take them back. Fresno Lab Rescue was full so they reached out to GGLRR to see if we had room. Fresno Lab rescue tested the dogs and they passed all the tests and were soon loaded up and headed to the Bay Area. Rambo has been well cared for and came from a breeder in the central valley. He is a real love of a dog and would make a great companion.

We have Rambo in a foster home who is a professional trainer – this is what she has to say about Rambo:

Rambo is doing great with training. With the use of a training collar he is walking nicely on leash and he is behaving around other dogs. He knows: heel, sit, down, will come when called and he is crate trained. Rambo loves to swim in the river and chase a ball whenever given the chance! Although he is a big boy, he is a gentle giant with people. When calmly introduced with other dogs he does well and could live with another dog. We recommend kids 11 and older mainly due to his size. With continued training, leadership and exercise Rambo would be a great addition to your life. Since Rambo is with a trainer we would hand him off with a session from the trainer. We are not sure about cats with Rambo.

Rambo has no health issues: Has all his shots, is neutered, is heartworm negative, is microchipped. Rambo needs to lose a few pounds, he is well on his way with less food and more exercise.

Rambo is located in Geyersville.

(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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Cali: 3 to 4 year old black female May have some Beagle with Lab. 51 Pounds

Cali was another dog whose family couldn’t keep her any longer in Bakersfield so she was left at the shelter where the shelter manager contacted Lab Rescue because the staff really liked her. The shelters in that area are considered high kill shelters and many really wonderful dogs never make it out. The staff works hard with Lab Rescue when a nice, sweet Lab or Lab mix is out of time. Here are the comments her foster mom says about her.

Cali is quiet and calm and very sweet. She knows “sit” and is learning “down” and “heel”. She likes to retrieve balls and will bring the ball back to your hand and relinquish it with a very soft mouth. She has a very beautiful and sleek coat and doesn’t shed much at all. She can jump straight up when excited. She’s clearly housebroken and is consistent about her potty habits. She can be trusted alone and won’t chew things. She has the spirit and energy of a puppy and loves to play but settles down quickly when play time is over. Although not necessary she would make a good exercise partner. Cali is located in Santa Cruz.

Cali is spayed, heartworm tested, up to date on vaccines, fecal tested and microchipped. (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: 8.5 year neutered yellow male 75lbs



Golden Gate Lab Rescue has a volunteer who is a dog trainer that lives in the Tahoe area. She saw Jake on craigslist listed for $20. She contacted us right away as she knew she needed to help this sweet buy. She went to meet Jake and had no hesitation taking him in getting him down to the Bay Area. Jake was adopted two years ago from the Nevada Humane Society. The family had to give him up as they have a newborn baby who will need multiple surgeries so they could not keep their dogs any longer. Jake is 7 years old, neutered, healthy, loves kids, loves other dogs but will chase cats. Jake likes to play ball but is not obsessed, fine riding in the car and just seems to greet everyone he meet with a smile.

We now have Jake in a foster home and this is what his foster mom has to say about perfect Jake:

Jake is a very sweet well-behaved Lab. Great manners in the house, house trained, takes treats gently – a perfect gentleman. If you are up for dancing at dinner time, Jake has a very cute dinner dance. He sleeps through the night on a dog bed, loves to get baths and his favorite thing to do is cuddle with his foster family. He is not a beggar or barker and is not that interested in toys. He has been fine when he has been left alone in the house and will go to the door when he needs to go out. We live in the city and Jake is great with the city life and with our stairs. Jake loves to go for hikes and swim at Chrissy Field. He is wonderful with all the new dogs he meets on our city adventures. We are working on Jakes leash skills and he is getting better each day. (He will pull and sometimes he gets all over the place.) Jake has adapted very well coming into our home and he is a very quick learner. We have a couch he is allowed on and one he is not – he does not try for the couch that is off limits! We must say Jake is a perfect dog!

Jake is a very loving guy and is eager to find his forever family / home. Jake is being fostered in San Francisco.

Jake is neutered, up to date on his shots, heartworm negative, full well check with a full blood panel, microchipped and will have a dental next week!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

What Bella’s Rescue Foster says:

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

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

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



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CARTER: 2-3 year neutered black male lab mix 65 pounds


Carter was an owner surrender to the Solona shelter. They got him as a puppy and have not done much with training. He was alone during the day and then would get walked a few times a week. They had small kids and when Carter was around the children he would give them a hug and they could not handle this behavior so they decided it was best to surrender him to the shelter. GGLRR was contacted and we went to meet Carter and to see if he would pass out evaluation. Carter had no issues other than he is a young active dog that needs more manners. We pulled Carter and we currently have him at our boarding facility we use and he is getting along with the variety of dogs at the kennel and he gets out on a daily basis to play with a variety of dogs. Carter was an inside dog when the family was home so he is housebroken, he was in the home with a cat and another dog.

Carter is a young boy that needs exercise each day so then his brain can focus on some training. He is a very easy boy and wants to please his leader but he needs someone to let him know some of his bad habits are not ok. His one main bad habit is he will try to give you a hug when you meet him. (GGLRR wants Carter to be in a home with older kids.) Carter loves to ride in the car, he has been swimming and he is not so sure about a ball. He has excellent house manners and is the more submissive dog in the pack. HE is not a barker and when left alone he is not destructive.

If you think you can give Carter the exercise and training please call his rep to talk more and book a time to come and meet him. He is a very nice boy and with some more training he will be a dog you can take anywhere and a dog that can meet anyone!



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EMMA: 1 Year Old Chocolate Spayed Female 50 Pounds


Emma is a beautiful 1 year old chocolate lab. She was picked up in Turlock as a stray but obviously she is friendly with people, dogs, cats, and children so we believe she was well loved and taken care of at one time. She appears to have had puppies at her very young age! She is very long legged and runs like a gazelle when outside, but she is good on the halter/leash and does not pull. She is a bit timid around new people, but when we got her, she rode in the car very calmly for about 2 hours so once she got to know us, she is very calm and affectionate. She loves belly rubs, gives lots of kisses, and is content laying on the floor beside you when working! She is calm and content in the house. She gets along with our other 3 dogs and 1 cat. She sleeps well at night in a crate all night without a peep, just needs to be convinced to go into the crate but once in there she is very comfortable.

She would do well with someone who can spend the time to train her, she still needs to learn to be a good canine citizen but is very eager to please and she is very quick to learn, she is very smart. Emma is very sweet and loving, loves people and does well with other dogs. She is a bit needy right now, and would need someone who is at home enough to provide lots of exercise and training. She is very good in the house, house broken and does not want to chew as much as other 1 year old labs we have had. She knows sit and come and is walking on leash, without pulling, she is learning fast with positive reward treats and takes treats with a very soft mouth. She will need training for OFF – as she still jumps up on people in excitement.

Emma is very healthy, up to date on her shots, spayed, heartworm negative and is microchipped.

Emma is located in Berkeley.

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


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

From the foster family:

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

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

He is located in Fairfield.



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Mackie: Black Female - spayed 6 years old 50 pounds


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

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

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

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

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Cal: Neutered Black Male 1 year old


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

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

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

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

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Charlie: 10 months old neutered yellow male 62 pounds


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recently Adopted from GGLRR!

GGLRR places about a Lab a day! See some of the recent rescued Bay area Labs adopted in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for examples of colors, genders, and ages that we typically have available for adoption. Or read Happy Ending stories about Labs adopted through GGLRR.

 

Bear: 2 year old black female 49 pounds

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


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Lua 3 years old Purebred (papered) Black Female Spayed

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


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

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


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4 male Black Lab Puppies - 8 weeks

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


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Lacey: Purebred pedigreed Yellow Lab spayed 5 years

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


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Natasha: Lab mix spayed one year old 50 pounds

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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Bella: Spayed 7 year old yellow female

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


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Sargent: 2 years old Black neutered male

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


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JACK: 14 month old neutered black lab about 55 lbs

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


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

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


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Dakota and Bear Purebred Chocolate Labs 4 years old

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


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

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


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Felix: Male Chocolate Lab

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


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Ellie: Spayed Yellow Female 4 years old

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


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Darma: 3 years old Black female

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


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Jade: 3 months old, Golden Retriever Mix

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


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

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


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

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


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Freddy: Golden Retriever 1 year old neutered male

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


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Travis: 3 Year Old Yellow Lab Male

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


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Danny: 2 to 3 years old Neutered Male chocolate lab

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


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Alex: 1 year old Neutered Male

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


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

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


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Annabella: 1 Year Old Black Lab Female Spayed 63 Pounds

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


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

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


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Molly: 2 year old Yellow Female Spayed

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


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

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


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Caesar : 1 year old neutered male 60 pounds

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


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

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


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

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


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