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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated April 8, 2015 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

Ellie: 8 - 10 year old female

Ellie was rescued from Placer County Shelter. She was an owner surrender. She is now with Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue.


As you all know we have been seeking a pet any home or hospice type home for Ellie. As we get to know her we learn more about her and her limitations. She is now out of the shelter and has been in foster care for a few days. Here is what we know about her:

She is one sweet older lady who by no fault of her own is looking for a new home. She is sweet and wonderful lab with impeccable manners. House trained, friendly and definitely prefers to be inside with her people. She lives in her current foster home with 3 other dogs and a cat that she would really like to chase here and there, but poor Ellie has spent many years of her life eating too much so she doesn't move very fast right now. She is on doggie Jenny Craig.

Some of her health issues are following. Due to her being about 20 pounds overweight her hips were not able to sustain that kind of weight for any extended period of time so she does have some hip dysplasia and she is on some anti-inflammatories and pain medication to help with that. We were also told that she has a condition called megaesophagus and vestibular episodes but so far we have not seen any evidence of that. We are keeping close eye on it. There is not much that can be done about either one of those conditions as far as treatment goes, just supportive care. If you would like to know more about those conditions please do some research.

We are going to try to find her a permanent home but if hospice care becomes available that might be the best for her. let us know if you are interested in fostering or giving this wonderful lab permanent home or hospice care. For more information contact Irena at:

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Donovan: 11 year old male

Donovan is a healthy, fit and active 11-year-old dog. This sweet and loyal companion is looking for a new home to call his own. Due to a death in the family, Donovan has been displaced. Most recently having lived on a farm with other dogs, cats and horses, he is great with other animals and people. Donovan does require an owner or pack that will love and spend time him. A dog-lover who is retired, works from home or can easily incorporate Donovan into his/her daily routine would be an ideal fit.

If you or someone you know is looking for a furry companion, please call Ian: 415-361-3176.

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Nova Grace : 1 1/2 year old female

She loves everyone she meets, including adults and children. She walks nicely on leash. Nova Grace can jump fences, however, she has never gotten over a solid wood fence, like you would find in a traditional backyard.

We are hoping she can find a home where she will be part of a family and not left for long periods of time by herself. She loves other dogs, so another dog in the home would be a plus. Her complete bio and info on filling out an application can be found at


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Molly: 10 year old female

Molly is a 10 year old yellow female, and is as close to perfect as a Lab can get. This girl has no idea she's a senior, and other than several naps throughout the day, loves her dog park and play time. She is full of spunk and love. Molly gets along with other dogs big and small, loves children and is friendly to everyone she meets. She initiates play with her foster siblings and loves to flirt with the boys. Molly has diabetes, but you'd never know it. She will need a person or family committed to giving her daily insulin injections every 12 hours and feeding her on a strict schedule for the rest of her life. She will need to be fed special food and limited treats. Managing a diabetic dog is SO easy, as long as you feed and inject every day consistently and watch her treat intake. Because of her diabetes, Molly is also partially blind, and will need a home with no stairs, no swimming pool and secure fencing. She gets around fine and can see peripherally, but cannot see straight ahead. If she happens to bump something accidentally, she just re-directs herself and keeps going. She has a keen sense of hearing and listens perfectly if you guide her. Molly loves her walks and still enjoys daily sniffing time around the block. She is housebroken, perfect on the leash, has impeccable house manners, sleeps quietly through the night and knows how to use the dog door in her foster home. Molly is an angel who deserves to live out her twilight years with a person or family who will spoil her....she returns the love tenfold. Contact: Tracie Berger phone # is 760.305.3414 and email is

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Moxie: 9.5 year old spayed lab mix, 55 pounds

Moxie is nine-year-old female black lab and pit bull mix who was originally adopted from a San Jose shelter as a puppy. Unfortunately, her home is no longer able to care for her due to some life changes. We are fostering her while searching for a new home where she can get the love she needs.

Moxie is a curious yet timid dog. She loves to run around outdoors, meeting other dogs, and is very loving once she bonds with people. However, she is anxious about unfamiliar people, places and noises. For example, fireworks are terrifying for her, and the sounds of the UPS truck will elicit barks from her, but she loves going on hikes and on a short backpacking trip began to follow when even the new people left the camp.

Moxie has good basic training, such as sitting and waiting for her food or a walk. She is house and crate trained and likes to sleep in her crate. She will do best in a quiet neighborhood. She is fine indoors most of the day, but needs to get outside and run around now and then. She is spayed and has all of her shots up to date. Her previous family will also assist with any medical issues she may develop in her old age.

Moxie is currently in San Jose, but willing to travel to meet potential families. Please contact or call 408-982-7515 if you would like to meet or find out more about Moxie.

Children: Maybe, they can frighten her, but she is from a home with three toddlers.

Energy Level: Medium Low, she spends most of her days sleeping, but likes to get out and run around twice a day.

Potty Trained: Yes

Dogs: Yes, she loves dogs!

Cats: Maybe

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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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