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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated April 24, 2018 Other labs in rescues and shelters

Whenever possible, GGLRR will post Labs for individuals who must find a new home for their pet. Dogs on this page have not been met and evaluated by GGLRR and are not part of our program. We only provide this listing service as a courtesy for a month to Northern / Central California Labs and assume no responsibilities for the dogs posted on this page. Please contact if you have a dog you would like us to post on this page and provide the posting as you would like it to appear on the page.. Please note since we are a Lab Rescue, we only list Labrador Retrievers or Lab-mixes that appear to be mostly Labrador.

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Labs and Lab Mixes Available from Others

Missy:  Yellow Lab/Husky mix, 14-months-old female spayed

Missy is a gentle, beautiful girl, 14-months-old and about 50 lbs. Her mother was a Husky and her father a yellow Lab. Missy is mostly blonde with a dark highlights along her back and a darker tail not visible in her photos.

Missy spent most of her young life having free run of a large back yard which she shared with a small older female dog. She and her friend ate together out of the same bowl, were each other's sole company for hours daily and shared a large igloo dog house at night.  She enjoyed brief play sessions with the owners' 5 year old daughter under grandmotherly supervision. Missy got along well with the 3 adults and 2 children in the home and with extended family, including a Husky, on occasional gatherings. She was not allowed in the house due to the rental agreement.[House-training - in progress - as of 4/21 only one accident in 3 days.] 

Missy has lived a very sheltered life in an enclosed yard with a solid fence, only seeing the outside world during short walks a couple times a week, so everything outside is new to her and sometimes a little scary. She is now in a Dusty Paws foster home where she has access to inside the house - an entirely new experience. She is adapting well, learning the rules and becoming house trained. She is curious, smart and a quick learner. At her first adoption showing, she was cautious and kept her tail tucked, but was tentatively outgoing. She is adapting well to the comparative chaos of life outside the fence. She is cautious on introductions to new people but quickly warms up to them when they don't get in her face.

Missy currently lives peacefully with two adult foster parents, 6 house cats, a male terrier mix and a female Chihuahua/terrier (who is now her best friend). She likes people and will be a great addition to any family. Energetic and active, she would do well with adults or older children who would take her out for daily walk or jogs.  She is great on a leash, often in the lead but without pulling. She is alert and curious about her surroundings. She is a wonderful dog with great potential. She has adapted well to being  exposed to new people, different places and situations. She would benefit from training sessions as a great opportunity to meet more people and dogs and as mental stimulation.. She already knows "sit" and "no," and rarely jumps up.

Missy is micro-chipped and her vet records are available.  She has been spayed.

If interested, contact Holly at 510-325-2052? or

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Breck: Black Lab Mix, 45 lb, 5 year old Female to Loving Home

It breaks our hearts to imagine parting with Breck but we are hopeful that she’ll bring joy to her new family. Breck is a 45 lb, 5 year old black lab mix who we adopted from a rescue as a puppy and have raised in San Francisco. She is a well-behaved, wonderful, devoted and fun-loving companion but her anxious behavior makes her incompatible with our lives which now include two small children. In short, we are concerned that she’ll hurt one of our children (out of fear) if she’s cornered. We hope to find her a loving individual or family (without small children) that appreciates her companionship and is tolerant of her eccentricities. Please contact me to discuss further.

Ann Scott-Plante

719 338 0374

A little more about Breck:

Breck (named after Breckenridge, Colorado) is a very loyal dog. She LOVES her people but it takes a long time to win her over. She doesn’t like new people and will growl and bark at visitors in her home, particularly if she feels threatened. She is very comfortable outside in neutral territory with strangers, however, as long as they don’t try to pet her. We regularly have her off-leash and she stays close and follows commands to wait to cross streets, etc. She likes other dogs (in neutral territory) save those that scare her because they are very big or play very rough. She has never bitten another dog or a human but may if she feels unsafe and cornered. Her first instinct is always to escape from a situation that makes her uncomfortable.

Other than new people and unpredictable babies/toddlers, a couple of things make Breck very anxious. She hates the oven/stove/microwave and hides as soon as she senses that it’s time to cook a meal. Things that move quickly and unexpectedly (skateboards, running kids, etc.) scare her. She doesn’t like the car but is tolerant of rides.

While these eccentricities are sometimes challenging, her good qualities far outweigh her bad. She greets us with a wonderful wiggling tail and kisses when we come home. She is gleeful and shares her joy when she goes on a hike or visits the beach. While not cuddly, she makes it clear that being near you is a priority and comforting. She doesn’t bark much, save for things like doorbells. She likes to be outside but is content to be inside for most of the day. She is not food-obsessed to the point that she won’t eat all of her food at once. She is a wonderful friend, protector and playmate. She was our first baby and has been an enriching addition to our lives.

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Derby – 2-year-old black male Lab/Shepherd mix

DERBY is a 2-year-old, 70 lb. black male lab/shepherd mix. He is a sweet, bouncy, happy, easy going boy who wants nothing more than to play and hang out with his people. He loves belly rubs, ear rubs and hugs! He does ok on leash (working on this), knows sit, sleeps in a crate, rides well in the car, is housebroken and uses a dog door. He's good with kids. Derby loves his dog friend Roxy...they play on and off all day. He loves his toys; he’s very careful with them. He's learned to play tug a war, fetch and what we call POUNCE. We get on the floor and hit the floor with our hands, Derby will jump around doing the same thing with his front feet. He thinks it the best game ever! At 2 years old Derby is still a pup who will need continued training, supervision and exercise. Derby would love a home with another dog. However, he does not like cats!! Derby is located in Lodi. If you are interested in Derby, please contact Janet at

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Abby: Special Needs - Can You Help

Abby is an adult female lab mix that was diagnosed with Mammary Carcinoma. Abby's life has not always been great as she came into our care after being sized by San Leandro Animal Control due to neglect. Abby was suffering from starvation when SLAC got her and brought her directly to BAVS. BAVS originally treated her malnourishment but then addressed her mammary tumors. Abby's mammary tumors were malignant and had spread to her lymph nodes. All of the tumors were removed and Abby was spayed but the Oncologist gave Abby 6 months to live.

Abby does not know she is sick and LOVES to play, especially with balls! Abby is dog intolerant and this is causing trouble in finding her a hospice home. I believe she could be in a home with a dog that was not interested in her or a home without other dogs.

Abby really just needs someone to finally love her for her reaming time on this earth. Can you help her?

If you can help Abby, please contact the Tri Cities Animal Shelter at shelter at (510)790-6640 or email

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Mona: Chocolate Lab Mix, Female 3 Years Cat Friendly

MONA is a very sweet, affectionate and loving dog. At 3 years old she still has a lot of energy. She LOVES water! Don’t even think about watering the plants without her right there taking all the water. She does pull a little on the leash when on walks, but I know with a little training that could be resolved. Unfortunately we have to re-home Mona due to my son having severe asthma and it’s gotten to be too much having pets in the home. She would love to be with a family that has a big yard to run around in and plenty of time to spend with her. She is house trained and overall pretty mellow when the family is just relaxing around the house.

Contact: Renee 408-466-4207 Email:

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Zephyr: 4 year old neutered male black Lab Mix

I am a handsome 4 1/2 year old black lab/german shepherd mix named Zephyr. I was found as a stray and am in need of a furever home. I weigh 60 pounds, am neutered and vaccinated. I am house trained, crate trained, know how to sit and shake with my paw. I am a friendly dog who loves spending time with adults. I would do best in an adult only home with no kids. I chase cats. I love hiking and swimming. I am very smart and love being trained. I would like an owner who is experienced with dogs and can spend a lot of time with me. I am in a foster home in San Carlos, CA.

Contact: Charlene 650-465-9669

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We Need Your Help!

Even with all our volunteers, it costs a lot to save and place 300 Labs a year. There are costs to bail-out these dogs from the shelters along with vet and temporary kennelling costs when no foster homes are available. Please consider a donation of cash, vehicle, or even your time through volunteering.

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