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Welcome to Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue!


Hudson is a 2 year old black lab that was recently rescued and went missing in Santa Cruz near the west entrance to UCSC. He is timid having been recently rescued. He was wearing a working orange collar w/reflective tape. If you have any information, please contact Cecily Jordan 310-592-4111.

Lab Rescue Overview

GGLRR is an all-volunteer, nonprofit tax-exempt organization in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California.  Our Lab Rescue team saves purebred Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes from shelters, as well as assists people giving up their dogs for adoption.  We provide foster homes, veterinary care, and rehabilitation when needed, and place them with loving, forever families. Read some of our happy ending Stories.

Our services are limited to the greater San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose Bay Area (including up to Napa and down to Monterey/Carmel) and encompass the following area codes:  408, 415, 510, 650, 707, 831, and 925.

Please read about adoption options and process on our how to Adopt page, or see our Labs looking for homes and those recently adopted under Labs Available.

Show your support of lab rescue by shopping in our GGLRR logo and Lab merchandise Store. Profits from our product sales go towards helping more homeless Labs.

GGLRR rescued 325 dogs in 2013 (380 in 2012, 424 in 2011, 383 in 2010 and 347 in 2009!) but the need is far greater with so many people losing jobs and homes or other reasons for abandoning their dog. If you want to help Labs in need, please consider adopting a rescue/shelter dog, making a Donation of cash/vehicle, or donating your time as a Volunteer. GGLRR and the Labs we rescue are very appreciative of all the tremendous support we receive -- thanks to the people and businesses who are contributing their time, services, and money!

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Just think how that will help all the rescue dogs!!

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Can you please help Jake?

Wonderful Jake could be a poster boy for any rescue group, but he’s a Lab, so he’s ours. Jake is such a great example of what GGLRR does, and why.

A Craigslist ad asking $20.00 for a purebred Lab was noticed by a volunteer who moved to Truckee some years ago. She went to meet 7 year-old Jake and immediately saw that he was a perfect candidate for our program, as his temperament is all you could ask of a family dog.

So Jake was scooped up and fostered in Truckee, while we arranged transport and a foster home in the Bay Area.

Jake’s adjustment was seamless. Despite all the bouncing around, he settled in happily with his fosters, who took him to our vet to be checked out for any health issues. All his test results were great, but his teeth were in terrible shape, and extensive (and expensive) dental work was needed to bring Jake’s health up to par.

At Lab Rescue, we never hesitate to take a dog whose temperament is as wonderful as Jake’s, though we may then be confronted with medical needs that exceed our budget. That’s when we turn to our generous Lab-loving donors, who help us repair the health of a wonderful dog like Jake, so that he can find the caring forever home he deserves.

Our goal to help cover Jake’s medical bills is $1500.00. Please help us with any donation, large or small, so that we can continue to rescue and find homes for sweet and deserving Labs like Jake.

To donate, please follow the instructions on the Donation page and designate "Jake's Fund"

Thank you from all of us at GGLRR.

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Amazon Wish List

We've recently set up an Amazon Wish List with items needed for the dogs. Have fun shopping for the dogs and thank you for your consideration.

Many thanks to those of you who have donated to our Amazon Wish List. We (and especially the dogs) appreciate your help!

Senior/Special Needs Fund

We are inaugurating a new fund designed to help with the expenses associated with rescuing senior, special needs and dogs that have chronic illness. Increasingly, we are seeing senior dogs and those that have chronic conditions that have gone untreated, being surrendered, dumped at shelters, or abandoned. Due to the shortage of space, most shelters will not put dogs with even minimal health issues up for adoption. The cost of treating these dogs is prohibitive on their limited budgets and they are not able to re-coup their costs through the adoption fees.

Lab Rescue wants to be able to save more of these dogs, to get them the treatment they need and adopt them out to new homes where they will be loved and receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy. These dogs may have diabetes, Addison's disease, epilepsy or other chronic conditions, including severe allergies, that can be managed with regular vet care and (often inexpensive) medications.

We hope you will be inspired by the stories of the wonderful Labs we have been able to save and adopt to their forever families with your generous help.

To donate, please follow the instructions on the Donation page and designate "Senior / Special Needs Fund"


GGLRR is in urgent need of caring, qualified foster homes. Many wonderful Labs are in need of our help to find new, life-long homes and families. Without foster homes where they can be safe and receive the care they need to prepare them for adoption, we will not be able to save deserving Labs. If you would like to learn more, please go to the Volunteer Page. Follow the Next Steps at the bottom of the Volunteer Page to contact us.

More about GGLRR

GGLRR exists to:

Essentially GGLRR facilitates the placement of unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving new homes. We have a spay/neuter requirement for all dogs that we place. If a dog has been abused or needs medical attention, we provide emotional and medical rehabilitation. Individuals who desire to adopt Labrador Retrievers must first contact one of our rescue representatives for adoption screening before being introduced to any of our dogs. Our primary purpose is to provide good homes for Labrador Retrievers who might otherwise be abandoned or euthanized by their previous owners. Through education, we seek to reduce the unwanted dog population and increase responsible pet ownership.

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