Fosters Needed

Last updated 11/25/2020

GGLRR foster homes are often full when we find special Labs who we think deserve a chance. These Labs are in the process of getting into our program (evaluation, vet visit, etc) and having a foster identified gets us one step further in finding a forever home.

Find out more about about fostering with GGLRR and contact the rep listed if you are interested in helping in this key way. These Labs will be added to our Labs Available page when they are ready for adoption.

Not Yet Available for Adoption

Foster needed for 7-year-old neutered male Lab

This friendly guy is currently at Stockton Animal Shelter following left hind leg fracture surgery at UC Davis that installed plates and screws to repair the fracture. He likely got hit by a car in mid-October. He now has an infection in leg that we need to resolve.

We need a foster, ideally near our San Ramon vet, that has a home with few steps and a flat backyard. He gets along great with other dogs.

If you can foster this guy, please contact Rescue Rep Dave at or 415-686-4248.

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Oakley: 10-year-old male chocolate Lab 76 pounds neutered

Background: Roaming for weeks around Yuba County, this guy eluded capture before he finally stopped in someone’s front yard for some rest and relaxation. The good Samaritan homeowner took him in, provided some overdue TLC, took him to the shelter to be checked out… and then took him to a vet for a full checkup, neutering, and treatment for his skin condition. This wonderful angel was unable to keep him and she contacted Lab Rescue so we could continue his recovery and guide him to a forever home.

Foster Needed: in/around the Walnut Creek area and,or able/willing to get him to occasional appointments at UCDavis and other appointments with a regular vet in San Ramon

Oakley has been with Lab Rescue for about a year and a half. We need a foster who, ideally, is in/around the Walnut Creek area and,or able/willing to get him to occasional appointments at UCDavis and other appointments with a regular vet in San Ramon -- all in an effort to get his skin issues/allergies resolved.

Oakley has been with a foster in the Monterey area and it's been a challenge getting him to/from dermatology appointments in the Bay Area, as well as to some appointments at UCDavis.

He is a pretty easy dog, although strong and tends to pull on walks. He rides beautifully in the car, has romped and played with dogs he's been around, likes to be near you in the house but not clingy. He's quiet and a nice senior gentleman. He hasn't lived with cats so we don't know how he would be around them.

If you are interested in fostering Oakley, please email Kris at

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Our volunteers donate their personal time & phones so please only call during reasonable hours (8am - 8pm). The Rescue Rep identified in the dog posting is the only person with information about the dog - please only contact the designated volunteer. We do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week; we do not have a facility where the dogs are housed, they are in foster homes throughout the Bay Area.