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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated May 10, 2016 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

Henry: 5 year old male

Henry is a 5 yo unaltered full bred male. The son of a great duck hunter and ranch dog, Henry was the runt of the litter. As you can see from the pictures, he has outgrown that status.

Henry is a just a love who wants to be with or near someone as much as possible. While he will fetch a ball or swim for hours, he is also happy just laying around. He is not aggressive (although he does bark when someone knocks on the door), plays well with other dogs, is good on a leash, and loves children.

Henry disappeared for a few months in 2014 (see the web link below). When he finally made his way back home, our household situation had changed a bit - kids off to college, other dog in the home had passed from old age, and Mom went back to work full time. He now experiences some bouts of anxiety (which I understand can be common in Labs) and licks his front paws until they're inflamed. Whether this is/was caused by his adventure away from home or the change in our household, we just don't know. We do know that when we are able to be with Henry longer hours during the day, the licking tends to stop. Facing some additional changes in our household, we just don't feel that we are able to give Henry the attention that he so deserves and truly needs.

Henry would do well and adapt in almost any situation. His #1 need is simply being with or around people. He is a beautiful and loving dog who just wants to please. Henry's Big Adventure

Christie Sweeney


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Bailey: young large female black Lab/Wirehair Pointer Mix, spayed and microchipped

Bailey is a lab mix seeking a quiet home in the country. While she likes doggie companions, she is very picky about them and does not appreciate loud, boisterous or pushy dogs. She lived with a wonderful man named Colin who took her to the beach, camping, and other outings. She enjoyed the good life; while Colin was at work she went to doggie day care. Sadly Colin had a change in circumstances and could no longer afford the weekly daycare and Bailey did not do well in his small apartment. Bailey was reluctantly returned. She is longing for a country property with large skies and an owner with a heart as big as Colin’s. She is good with some dogs, good with adults, and requires a yard.

To find out more about this lovely girl, Big Dog Rescue at 707-665-0332 or check out Bailey's profile at Big Dog Rescue.

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Ruger: 4 year old chocolate male

For Adoption: Divorce/Moving Situation. Ruger has been in a foster home since 4-15-16.

Four-year-old purebred (registered) chocolate Labrador Retriever

Fully vetted: Neutered, microchipped, DHLPP/Rabies/Bordetella vaccines, heartworm negative, on heartworm and flea/tick prevention, dewormed.

He had bad flea dermatitis, but his fur is growing back very nicely (and quickly).

Crate trained and, so far, so good, no potty accidents in the house. He hasn’t been an indoor dog since puppyhood, so we’re re-learning house etiquette.

Very sweet and affectionate. Active. Very food motivated. Lived and/or been around kids from newborn on up but would prefer older children due to his level of exuberance.

Previous owner says he has always been good with people, other dogs, horses and cattle but not good with cats, rabbits, chickens (prey animals).

He loves car rides and does great in the car.

Adoption screening, contract, home safety check and donation apply.

Location is Wilton, CA (southeast Sacramento County).

Contact for more info: Patty at 916-204-3407 or email

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Snow White:

Snow White was rescued from the Sacramento city shelter. She is in need of a home where she can be the queen as she is dominant with other dogs. She is very sweet, good with people, and older children would be best. Probably no cats as she would probably chase them. We Are Looking FOR Someone WHO Is home a lot (retired couple, stay at home mom or someone works from home).

If you are interested in meeting Snow White, contact Charlene at 650-465-9669.

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Chet is a handsome, 2 year old black lab mix. He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Modesto. Chet weighs 45 pounds, is microchipped, vaccinated and neuteured. He gets along with adults, kids and dogs. Cats are an unknown. He is house trained, crate trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. He is an athletic boy who can run fast and jump high. He likes to play with his toys, go on walks and to the dog park. He is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him! He is located in Patterson, CA. Contact Charlene at 650-465-9669.

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Zephyr is a friendly, handsome 2 year old lab mix who is in need of a home. He weighs 60 pounds, is neutered and vaccinated. He is house trained, knows how to sit and walks good on a leash. He is a smart boy who learns fast. He knows how to use a doggie door and a tread mill. He is active and loves being outside and playing fetch. He should be in an adult only home as kids make him nervous. Zephyr is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him. Contact Charlene at 650-465-9669.

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Pepper: 4 year old spayed female

Pepper is a friendly, cute, 4 year old lab mix. She was rescued from a high kill shelter. She is medium size and weighs 38 pounds, is microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. She is very friendly and gets along with adults, kids and dogs. She does best with male dogs and submissive females. She has not been cat tested. Pepper is house trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. Pepper is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with her.

Contact Charlene at 650-465-9669.

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Tommy: 3 year old neutered male

Tommy is a friendly, 3 year old black lab/retriever mix. He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Sacramento. He weighs 85 pounds, is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated. Tommy is house trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. He does pull on the leash when he sees a dog so does need some leash training. Tommy is nervous around kids so should be in an adult only household. He is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him. Tommy is located in a foster home in Oakland.

Contact Charlene at 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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