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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated January 19, 2017 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.

We welcome donations from those who benefit from our maintenance of this web page.

We encourage you to check PetFinder or Adopt a Pet for labs that may be available from other rescue organizations. For additional dogs in need of new homes, please search:

Labs and Lab Mixes Available from Others

Tobias: 8 year old neutered black lab

Tobias is currently with the Marin Humane Societ. For more information about Tobias, go to the Marin Humane Society website.

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Hansel: 1-2 year old neutered Weimaraner/Labrador mix

Watch Hansel's video by clicking on the link above the picture.

Hansel is a 1-2 year old neutered Weimaraner/Labrador mix that we took from a shelter where he was very afraid. In a short time, he has really come out of his shell and adjusted socially in his foster home. Hansel is just a sweet, gentle and loyal boy. He goes to work with his foster mom where he meets other dogs and lots of new people. He loves trotting along with his foster dad for morning bicycle rides and stays close off lead. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy and making his dreams come true, please fill out an application.

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BeBe: ~11 yr old Black Lab/Cattle Dog mix, 45 lbs, spayed

Watch BeBe's video by clicking on the link above the picture.

BeBe was found at a gas station when she was a puppy. She lived for the next 8 years in a backyard in Richmond. She was not allowed in the house and fed scraps. When her owner suffered a stroke a few years ago she was moved to a storage yard and lived under the large equipment that was stored there. The other junkyard dog on the property attacked her and after surgery she came to live with me. That was a year ago. I have 7 other dogs and she has not been able to infiltrate their pack. She puts up with them but they cause her some anxiety.

BeBe is about 11 years old now, a real sweetheart....very polite. Because of the lack of attention over the years she has not been taught commands or how to walk on a leash. She just wants to hunker-down on a soft dog bed in a warm home. She's full of love and eager to follow you around the house. She doesn't want to leave the security of a home, happy to finally be inside. Spayed, completely house trained and finally able to enjoy affection she is a true gift. She's perfect for someone that isn't able to walk their dog or have a need to take them for a car ride. ...she's a homebody! BeBe is also good with kids. If you leave to run errands she's happy to hold down the fort and thrilled when you return. She's good with other dogs and probably cats as well. She wants to fetch the ball but always gets out run by my little she gives up! She deserves more than I can give her. She's an easy, loving girl that has a lot of life left in her! Very healthy, up to date on shots...a little bit homely!

Contact info: Laura Stetson,, 510 219-9771.

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China: 9 year old female

CHINA is a 9 year old 85 lb. black female lab mix. She came to us from the Fresno SPCA as an owner surrender. This sweet girl is a delight to be around and all she wants in return is to be near and follow you everywhere. She knows her basic obedience - sit, stay, down, come and walks nicely on leash. She is housebroken and crate trained. Sleeps all night on her dog bed pillow or in a wire crate with not a sound. She enjoys car rides and her very favorite is "tummy rubs." She also likes short walks and time to mosey around the backyard at her leisure. China is real friendly and likes everyone. Eats like a lady and takes treats gently. Not sure how she is with cats, she's ok with other dogs with proper introduction, but her choice is to be an 'only' dog. China will make an excellent companion for a non-active family.

UPDATE: China is a special needs dog. We recently found that she has diabetes but you wouldn't know it, she is the same happy and friendly loving girl as always. And looking good at 76 lbs! She needs someone who will commit to giving her daily insulin injections, keeping her meals on schedule, feeding a good quality dog food (no prescription diet necessary) and limiting her treats to healthy ones. China is looking for that special home so she can enjoy her remaining senior years all comfy and cozy at your side.

Judy 209-830-6793 (no text - landline)

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Zephyr 2 1/2 year old male

Zephyr is a handsome, 60 pound black lab mix. He was found as a stray in Stockton. Zephyr is 2 1/2 years old, is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated. He is house trained, knows how to sit, and walks decent on a leash. He is a smart, talented boy who knows how to use a doggie door and knows how to run on a treadmill. He loves the water. He gets along with adults but kids make him nervous. Zephyr would do best in a quiet home with one or two adults, no kids and as the only dog. He is not cat friendly. Zephyr is a very loyal and loving boy who is also protective of his home. He would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner who is home part of the day.

Please contact me if you are interested in Zephyr.



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Thelma and Louise: 8-10 y.o. female Lab Mixes

Meet Thelma and Louise, both estimated at 8-10 years of age. The Vet believes they could easily be sisters, or Louise (the black/white one, also the heavier of the two) could be older than Thelma (the black one).

They are being surrendered as their family took them in from an elderly relative who could no longer care for them. Thelma and Louise do not get along with the family's small dog, or small dogs, in general.

Both Thelma and Louise are extremely sweet and loving with small children, babies, toddlers and seniors, even when having their hair, tails and ears pulled and other things which would make many dogs unhappy.

These two are bonded and need to be adopted together.

They are located in Morgan Hill. Please call David for more information 650-799-8706

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Henna: 5 year old female

Henna is a 5 years young bundle of energy. She is a lab doberman mix. Hannah LOVES to play with her ball and will play with you for as long as you want to throw it. She loves to be with you wherever you are. She is learning how to walk on leash and she is learning hand commands. Hanna has suffered from ear problems her whole life and as a result is profoundly deaf. It does not slow down her down at all though!! Henna is friendly with other dogs once she gets to know them.

Henna has been staying with us at Pets In Need in Redwood City for quite some time and is very anxious to find a home to call her own. Henna needs to go to a home who will be patient with her hearing loss. Although she has special needs she will make a wonderful pet and fill your days with smiles and love!

Contact Pets In Need for more information on Henna and to schedule a visit.

She is eagerly awaiting your love.

Pets In Need

871 5th Ave, Redwood City 650 367-1405

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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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