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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated August 22, 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 ecdugdale@gmail.com 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







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 daveandkk@sbcglobal.net

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Oso: 6 year old male


Blind lab seeking guide human <3

Oso is a 6 year old lab mix that needs a loving home. Besides his blindness, he’s a fantastic dog that would be great for anyone looking for a low-key companion. Many owners of blind dogs have told us that they’re fantastic, and really learn their way around the house. He’s been around kids and other dogs, so he’d likely fit in anywhere. Oso's animal ID# is A503606. For questions, email his foster parent at cassiem202@gmail.com

He is being adopted through Front Street Animal Shelter.

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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) https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35240277

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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:  http://www.labrescuefresno.org/

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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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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