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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated December 2, 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.

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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

Raven: 3 year old female

Raven is a friendly, sweet 3 year old black lab mix who was rescued from a high kill shelter in the valley. She weighs 65 pounds, is microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. Raven knows how to sit, walks decent on a leash and is house trained. She gets along with adults, kids, dogs and cats. Raven is currently in a foster home in Santa Cruz with five dogs and 2 cats. She ignores the cats. She loves to go on walks and to the dog park. She likes to socialize with people and dogs at the dog park. She also loves water. When we pulled Raven out of the shelter she had puppies one month before and had a bad ear infection. She has since been spayed and her ear infection has been treated. She is healthy and is ready for her furever home. Raven is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with her. She would make a great family dog.

Please contact me if you are interested in Raven.



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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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Ari & Dale: 15 week old brother and sister pair of yellow lab mix pups


ARI and DALE Ari and Dale are a 15 week old brother and sister pair of yellow lab mix pups. These poor babies were abandoned at 6 weeks old. Some Good Samaritans found them covered in fleas and ticks and turned them over to Rescue. Not sure what the mix is....they’re petite and have a wiry coat on their faces and legs,... maybe a lab-terrier combo. Though at first a little shy, these pups warm up quickly and reveal their playful selves. They are crate trained and learning house manners, and are very eager to please. Dale is the bossy big sister who likes to play with the big dogs and Ari is a sweet little boy who loves his people. They both love tummy rubs.

Consider very carefully if you are ready for the time and commitment it takes to raise a puppy over the next three years; for though labs may outgrow their adorableness within several months, they don’t outgrow puppy behaviors for several years. You must be ready to deal consistently and patiently with chewing, digging, and run of the mill goofiness.

If interested or to learn more, Contact Kim at

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Alex: 9 - 10 month old male

Alex is a 9-10 month old lab retriever mix with a sweet gentle nature. He’s a medium size guy around 45-50lbs. Would make a wonderful companion to take on walks or spend quiet evenings with. Has lived his life with a playful littermate and seems to be very amenable to other dog friends.

Alex is fully vaccinated, microchipped and has been neutered. Available with a $300 fee

Please contact Kathy at 510-329-0613.

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Ruby: 9 - 10 month old female

Ruby is a 9-10 month old Lab mix. She is playful, mischievous and full of good cheer. She absolutely loves people and is very charming. She weighs in at around 25lbs. Ruby has a withered front leg birth defect but she has coped beautifully. She is good with other dogs – will try to draw them out to play.

Ruby is fully vaccinated, microchipped and has been spayed. If you are interested in meeting Ruby please contact Kathy at 510-329-0613 or email her at

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Sylvia: Female Yellow Lab / Shar Pei Mix

Hi everyone my name is sylvia, I'm a young lab mix. I originally came from the County Shelter in Fairfield. I was found as stray. Then the nice people at the Solano SPCA transferred me to their shelter. I'm a very sweet and active girl and the shelter staff says I'm super smart. I'm good with cats and i like active social dogs. I'd do best with larger sized dogs as I'm a little much for small ones. I need an active home with preferably older children as I can be a little rude.

SPCA of Solano County (Vacaville)

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Nina: Black Female X, 8 years, 65 lbs.

Hi Friends, my name is Nina and I have a dream.  I dream that I am the family Labrador, kids climbing over me and slipping me snacks, puppy kisses and unconditional love all around.  Running around the yard with my two legged brothers and sisters.  Playing in the sun.  My very own collection of toys.  A warm bed to lie my head.  And best of all, a family to call my own!

Now, as an orphan, not too much is known about my past but people have always told me not to dream. Don't get your hopes up.  But I wouldn't stop! Not even when I was put all alone in a scary place where death surrounded me.  It was called a "shelter" but it didn't feel like shelter to me - it was scary!  But I didn't give up, I kept dreaming!  After all, if we really, really want something, we really, really try, if you add a little magic puppy dust, dreams do come true - I know, because it is happening to me!  You see, the Defenders of Dogs, the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno, looked into my heart and they saw my dreams. They saw me sitting in that shelter, so sad that I was left behind. They knew I had a destiny more to fill! Now they are trying to find me a home where I will be loved and cherished as they say I deserve.  Isn't life grand?!?

Now, while I am looking for my furever family of my own, I get to live in a house with not one, not two, but three little boys!  That is happiness on six feet, let me tell you!  The little one thinks I am a pony, the middle one and I are a comedic team.  The oldest is in school and very smart - I love it when he comes home at the end of the day and gives me a hug!  My Labby Heart wants to be the other mother, to kiss their booboo's, to see them safe.  I am good on a leash, potty trained, and will sleep in a crate if you like. I love to play with stuffed toys and collect them in a pile.  I love belly rubs - I have years without them to make up for.  My dream can come true if only you will see – that I can be the missing piece in your almost perfect dream.  You, me, our two legged family - add puppy dust and love, life doesn't get any better!  Won't you please make me part of your family? Please?

Nina is available for immediate adoption.   She loves kids and would make a great family dog.   She is trained in the basics, house trained, leash trained, and is past the destructive stage. Nina is best in a home as an only pet.   If you would like to adopt this sweet girl, please fill out an application at our website:

And from us to you, please help us continue to spread the word: Adopt, Spay, Neuter, Foster, Volunteer, Donate.  Together we can ensure these beautiful creatures all have a story book life with a happily ever after ending.  

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