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Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue (GGLRR) places over 400 Labrador Retrievers each year in the greater Bay Area (424 in 2011)!  See Recently Adopted or Happy Ending Stories for examples of Labs we have placed. We typically have between 5-15 rescued Labs available for adoption with several available Labs added/removed each week from the list below.  There are usually more males and yellows/blacks, with a variety of ages from occasionally puppies through adults and seniors. Some in-demand Labs are adopted before they are posted on this website by our pre-approved adopters.  If you are willing to donate, you can join our pre-approved adopter program to receive early email notification about GGLRR Labs before they are posted on the website (the pre-approved adopter program is not available for the dogs in the Monterey area).  An explanation of the adoption procedure is contained on the how to Adopt page. We also provide a listing of Other Labs available for adoption from individuals or shelters.

Labs Available from GGLRR

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.






GOOSE: 1 Year Old Neutered Chocolate Male 80 Pounds

What a great dog!!

Goose was purchased from a breeder in Wheatland and have been a loving member of the family for the last year. Unfortunately things have changed for the owner and she now needs to find a new place to live and have to give Goose up for adoption. Goose just is one happy boy and loves everyone and everything! He had been around other dogs on a regular basis with no issues and he just loves to be around kids! He is a well-trained boy and knows: Sit, stay, down, come, heel, leave it, wait, off, in your bed, Goose here and go lay down. He is crate trained and has been an inside dog his entire life. His owner describes him as affectionate, happy, kind, smart boy who is very gentle with kids. He is fine with cats but he will chase them but will stop once the cat tells him no. He is crate trained and sometimes if left outside his crate he will chew up things out of boredom.

Goose is a very healthy boy.

He is located in Petaluma.

  If you are interested in making GOOSE part of your pack please, call Rescue Rep Liz 415-613-6374 – liz@jobshopsf.com.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Click to watch Bo on a nice walk.



Click to watch Bo loves the dog park.



Click to watch Bo, Diesel, and Sammy – Happy dogs creating havoc in the living room.



Click to watch Bo and Mason wrassling… sort of…







Bo: 7-year-old male yellow Lab 88 lbs

Watch Bo's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

What Bo’s prior owners say: Bo loves to be pet and cuddled and he always enjoys being next to you. He lives for being outside and really adores going on hikes and backpacking trips. He will easily steal your heart and become very attached to you. He doesn’t like to be left alone and always wants to be included. Bo is house-broken and not crate trained (although with a little work he could be). He does sometimes object to his ears and head being handled – he has had ear infections in the past that have made his ears tender. He likes to be large and in charge and can be dominant towards other large male dogs. He does great with dogs that are submissive and friendly. Bo is a great boy who just wants to love you and be loved back. He has lived a very full and exciting life but has many more adventures ahead.

What Bo’s Foster says: Awesome dog! He is now refreshed on crate training and is superb in the crate – both during the day for a few hours… and for the entire night. He has no objection to having his ears and head handled – in fact, he loves it. We’ve provided him with lots of exposure to other dogs – big, little, male, female, neutered, unneutered – and he has been fine with all of them, but we keep a watchful eye on him. Absolutely loves roaming through the high grass, sniffing for ground squirrels. He is a few pounds overweight so we have him on a fitness program – but he is a very active and engaging boy. Wonderful recall at dog park… as he comes a-runnin’ from far away.

What Bo’s Rescue Rep says: Owners report that Bo has recently demonstrated pushiness/dominance towards other male dogs at dog parks – he has been attacked and bitten in the past by another large male dog . They believe this dominance is due to his lack of exercise and ongoing dog socialization. Haven’t seen any such untoward behavior towards other dogs. Walks fairly nice on leash – flat collar. Bo will require a firm and compassionate human leader… and be provided plenty of exercise and structure. Neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. Bo is located in Berkeley.

  If you are interested in Bo, call, text, or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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JET: ~14 Month Old Black Male Labrador Mix (Neutered) 51 Pounds

Jet was adopted in January, but one of his parents has recently had to deal with some health issues that require rest and recuperation. Although Jet is 14 months-old now, he's still a pup and requires a lot of exercise, activity, and mental stimulation. He came to us with a limp, and one of our vets advised that Jet have a toe removed as it was infected and appeared to be from an old injury. We had the surgery done, and Jet is presently on pain medication. Future family would need to follow-up with his medical care.

Jet was found by a good samaritan who runs a cat rescue. She was feeding some feral cats in a parking lot of a community center and discovered Jet sleeping and curled up in a ball. He was very thin and weak. She immediately took him to the San Jose shelter (where he was neutered and vaccinated) but no one came to claim him and she couldn't bear to leave this sweet pup so she brought him back to her home with hopes of finding him an adoptive family on her own.

Jet flourished, so much that his true puppy personality blossomed along with his desire to chase and torment her cats and Jet's over zealousness proved too much for her senior canine so she had to find him another placement. Jet was fostered in her friend's home for about a month, where he did well with their dogs, horses and cooped chickens. It was noticed that Jet's leg was bothering him so the cat rescue took him to the vet and realized her rescue couldn't afford his medical expenses.

She brought him back to her place and reached out to Lab Rescue.

What the foster said:

"Jet is a sweetheart of a dog and will make a great addition to a family with, or without other dogs. He is not great with cats. The adoptive family needs to be clear on establishing boundaries and their alpha status with Jet. He is a fast learner and in a very short time with us, has learned to sit before getting food, play well with our other three big dogs and is not jumping up on people or furniture as much as he did when he originally arrived. He is an excellent walker and does not strain on the leash; he is very friendly with other dogs. He loves time in his crate to chill out and can sleep 8+ hours if you let him. He is also house trained. He loves chew toys, particularly ropey items that he can chew up!"

"Jet is full of energy, constantly wanting to play tug of war or fetch. He loves his toys, so strong durable toys are ideal and shoes/clothes should stay out of reach. He enjoys walks and should be walked at least twice a day. We believe that he has never had an “alpha” before so new owners would need to establish dominance, as he tends to test boundaries. He just needs a firm hand and lots of caring attention and he will be an excellent addition to any home. He is truly a transformed dog compared to when he first arrived."

Lab Rescue is looking for a home where Jet can be provided with the leadership, structure, and exercise he needs as a young and energetic puppy. A family that is experienced with positive training methods and has the time and skill to provide Jet with basic obedience and leadership will be ideal. He is crate and house trained, great with other dogs, but not cats. A home with older children would be better, as Jet could potentially jump up and knock over small children.

Jet will be located in Union City.

  If you are interested in Jet, please call or text Rescue Rep Kris at 415-652-6091.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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MAGIC: 8-10 Year Old Spayed Female Yellow Lab Mix 70 lbs

Watch Magic's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Sweet Magic – Magic was found as a stray in San Jose. She had a microchip, but no one stepped forward to claim her. When her stray hold was up at the shelter, Lab Rescue stepped in to bring her to safety. How could anyone not love this sweet girl? An older girl, Magic does have some arthritis and ear infections that are clearing up. She is well behaved and will make a great companion. What does she need? Lots of love and a soft bed!

What her foster says:

Magic is a very sweet dog. She will bark when you leave, but is quiet when you return. She loves to go outside and roll in the grass. She is gentle and easy going and will make a great companion. She is good on short walks and is easy on the leash. She sleeps through the night in her own bed next to her foster mom's bed. She loves her toys and the ball, but is not obsessed. Her foster says that Magic is one of the easiest dogs that she has fostered.

Magic would prefer to be an only dog in the house. We don't know how Magic is around cats. Due to her arthritis, she would be best suited for a home without stairs and any kids in the home should be 10+. Magic would be a great dog for someone who wants a Lab companion to love and hang out with, but who doesn't want to deal with the high energy and rambunctiousness of a younger dog.

Magic had a recent well-check vet visit, is current on vaccinations, heartworm free, and is microchipped. Magic is located in the Peninsula/South Bay.

  If you are interested in Magic, please call or text Rescue Rep Katy at 650-796-3596.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Rocky: ~10 year old neutered male chocolate Lab, ~ 78 pounds

(Note: Rocky also needs a foster home until we find his forever home!)

Somehow this wonderful senior dog ended up in the shelter as a stray, and no one came to claim him. Their loss will be come other family’s gain, as this older gentleman is the sweetest fellow ever. The family who adopts Rocky will be lucky indeed! We can’t understand why his family isn’t banging down doors to find him!

Rocky was adopted by a wonderful family but unfortunately he was not comfortable around their young son, so his family reluctantly decided to return him to Lab Rescue. Here’s what they have to say about him (they renamed him Pete):

Rocky (now Pete) is an amazing dog and has been such a great addition to our family. We've fallen into a wonderful routine and he is just so easy going and wonderful to be with. He walks perfectly on his leash AND hikes well off leash (and LOVES that activity), is very responsive when we call him and eager to please. He loves being with people (and loving on people and getting loved on) but will also just hang in his bed when we aren't paying attention to him. All of our friends are obsessed with him and can't believe how lucky we are to have him. Pete is SUCH a special dog and he deserves the best.

What Rocky’s Rescue Rep says:

When I went to meet Rocky (not his original name) I was expected this old geezer dog with no energy. Well that is definitely NOT Rocky! Yes he’s an older boy, but he has good energy for his age. He’s a big boy, almost 80 pounds, but it’s not fat, its just big dog! His paws are huge, and they look like he is wearing white socks. He also has white on his face, which just makes him look even more distinguished. And he’s strong! He’s very sweet, and very easygoing. He seems to be a family dog; when I took him from the shelter to his foster home, he was immediately drawn to the foster’s two granddaughters.

Like many Labs his age Rocky has his share of lumps and bumps. We took him to the vet for a senior checkup and the vet says they are likely fatty tumors, something not uncommon in Labs, and anything to be concerned about. He also has a lick granuloma, which is easy to treat, but which can be an indicator of some underlying arthritis. Again, this is not unusual in an older dog, and doesn’t impact his quality of life or his ability to be a wonderful family dog.

Rocky knows will sit for a treat, and he walks well on a leash, although he pulls a bit at the beginning (most likely because he is so eager to for his walk!). He will also walk nicely by your side off leash. He will bring the leash to you in his mouth; it’s the cutest thing. He’s wonderful around people: the old, the young and the in between. This is a dog that can hang out with the ladies while they play bridge, and hang out with your kids helping with their homework!

The ideal home for Rocky is one where he gets the moderate amount of exercise he needs to stay fit, and has plenty of time to hang around with him. He’s a wonderful companion dog, and just wants to be where you are. He’s great with kids age 3 and up, but is not comfortable with babies, so he should go to a home that does not have very young children. We think he may have been a family/companion dog in the past and that’s what we want for him now. Rocky would be a great companion for a retired person or couple or a family.

Rocky is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Rocky is located in Burlingame while we looking for a foster for him until we find his new forever home.

  If you would like to take this distinguished gentleman into your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email dragonflydebbi@gmail.com.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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TUMAI: 9 Year Old Black Lab/Mix Male 80 Pounds

Watch Tumai's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Meet handsome Tumai! His owner got him when he was a puppy. However, recent life changes and health challenges have forced his mom to give him up. She has entrusted us to find him a great new home. Tumai is just a wonderfully friendly boy! His tail simply does not stop wagging! He might be 9 years old, but he is no senior citizen…..Tumai prefers to be called “seasoned.” Do not let his age fool you. He is full of love and life – just watch his video.

He LOVES to be active. He especially enjoys hiking, playing on the beach, swimming and chasing his ball (endlessly). He has put on a few extra pounds and those activities will get his boyish figure back quickly! Tumai knows basic obedience. He is treat-motivated, so teaching him more obedience skills will be fun and easy. He would love to attend obedience training with his new people. He gets along well with other dogs and was raised around older children. He is crate trained, which is where he sleeps at night.

  Please watch Tumai’s video! If you are looking for a sweet, fun loving and active senior Lab to share your life with, please text Rescue Rep Mitzi at 408-472-2030.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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BRUTUS: 13 Year Old Black Lab Neutered Male 66 Pounds

(He needs to gain at least 10 plus pounds.)

“Some call me a senior dog, that just means I have years of experience in the fine art of friendship!”

Poor Poor Brutus...

How could such a sweet boy end up at the shelter? Well his owner could no longer afford to care for his dogs and the best thing he could have done for Brutus is take him to a shelter; where he had a chance at a happy ending! The shelter immediately reached out to rescue and GGLRR decided he was a dog we should take into our program; we wanted to make sure Brutus would have a happy ending, no matter how long he had left to his life.

We have him at our boarding facility and he is full of life and is a very very sweet boy! He has had several good baths, we are giving him a lot of food and treats and he looks better already! He loves all dogs, people and just wants to be around someone who wants a companion by their side. He is very gentle with kids and will sit and wait patiently until the kids give him his treats. He goes out to the field at the boarding facility and loves to run around and explore, he rides well in the car and he takes treats very nice from your hand. He actually loves to shake hands for his treats! He knows to sit and of course he will walk well on a leash, just a couple easy walks a day for Brutus and he will be fine to rest inside your home the rest of the day. He was an inside dog; so he is housetrained. He is a very quiet dog and will do what you ask of him; we think he may be a bit hard of hearing.

Brutus had a full blood panel at the shelter, a well check, he is neutered, he is updated on his shots; GGLRR will be doing a full well check on Brutus next week!

Brutus is located on Petaluma.

  If you are looking for a sweet boy that needs a final home please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374; Brutus will pay you back many times over!

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Click to watch Mason lounging.



Click to watch Mason and squeaky toy at the shelter.



Click to watch Mason romping around the tennis court.



Click to watch Mason and his chew toy -- rolling with delight.







Mason: 4-year-old male black Lab mix 85 lbs

Watch Mason's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

Found wandering the streets of Solano County, unneutered Mason (named by the shelter staff) didn’t take well to the “county dog jail”. He didn’t get along with the other “prisoners” and was a bit obnoxious with and not-so-trusting of “the guards”. After the warden and several guards went to bat for him, Mason was paroled to Lab Rescue… thereby avoiding death row. Three days into his stay at the half-way house he was found with the homeowner’s tasty wallet (per the attached photo) – allegedly pursuing some identity theft. Mason is now looking for his forever cohort in crime. He is currently with a professional career counselor (er, dog trainer) gaining some life skills to navigate life outside the pen.

What Mason’s trainer says: Mason is a mellow dog that enjoys the company of people above all, though he will romp around with familiar dogs. He can get insecure with new dogs, so slow introductions with respectful dogs will be the most fair to him. Mason is food motivated, loves a good cuddle, and definitely prefers his freedom. He is not a fan of the crate, though if the food is good enough he will follow it into one. Left alone with freedom, Mason will find something to chew on - and it might be something that you really love. Mason needs a confident handler that will usher him through situations that he feels insecure in, primarily when unfamiliar dogs approach him strongly. He does not fight or flight, he freezes. He needs a handler that recognizes this and moves him out of uncomfortable situations thoughtfully.

What Mason’s Rescue Rep says: Already microchipped and current on his vaccinations, Mason is now neutered! Crate-training is in progress; sleeps throughout the entire night without a peep. We think handsome Mason may be part-lab/part-newfie. He is one big and long dog. Not a good dog for young children or with another young exuberant dog. He would be fine with another mellow dog in the house. Cats in the house would likely be a non-starter. Mason will require a dog-savvy owner comfortable with handling large dogs. Mason is located in San Pablo.

  If you are interested in Mason, call, text, or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248, david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Sam: 7 Year Old Black Lab Mix 80 lbs



Sam was a stray who showed up at his current owner’s house one day last summer. It was a hot day so they gave him some water, he left but came back the next day. He looked hungry so they gave him some food. This dog knows a good gig when he sees it, so he kept coming back and pretty soon he had moved in. The owners contacted shelters, vets, and did neighborhood and online postings, but nobody claimed Sam. So Sam became part of their pack, they got him vet care, brought him up to date on shots, and got his weight up to a healthy level (he was a bit scrawny when he showed up). They’ve really enjoyed having Sam as part of their pack and he gets along great with their kids and smaller dog. As time has passed, however, they’ve realized that having two young kids, and two dogs in a small house with a busy schedule is more than they had planned for and can realistically handle at this point in their lives. So they contacted Lab Rescue to help Sam find a loving new home and family.

Sam is a snuggler and a leaner, he loves to be around his people and he will snuggle with you on the couch if you let him. He is very tolerant of the family’s two year old (who isn’t always that nice to Sam) and their young, smaller dog (who will jump all over Sam). Extended interaction with the youngsters can get to be a bit much for Sam after awhile, so he also likes to be able to have his own space that he can retreat to and just chill for awhile.

Sam is fine being left home alone in the house and he is not a chewer. He does need to be let outside to go to the bathroom if you are going to be gone for more than a few hours. Sam does like to chase squirrels, so we’re not sure how well he’d do in a home with cats.

Sam appears to have had training and knows basic commands. His current owner uses a harness to walk Sam as he is a big strong dog with a tendency to pull. Sam does likes to stop and sniff and leave his mark while out on walks (he’s just catching up on the latest neighborhood news).

Sam is a great dog and we really hope that his next home will be his forever home. Sam tested negative for heartworm, is up to date on vaccinations, and he will be micro-chipped soon. He is currently being treated for a skin allergy that his vet thinks is caused by the wet weather. Sam is located in Concord.

  If you are interested in Sam, please call Rescue Rep Katy at 650-796-3596.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Yelo: 10 - 11 year old spayed female yellow Lab ~ 70 pounds

This sweet old girl was dropped off at the San Jose shelter by her owner who said he was moving and couldn’t take her with him! She is just the sweetest, calmest dog, and of course we snatched her up right away.

We now have Yelo (not much originality there, but she is a yellow Lab!) with a wonderful foster where she is learning about crates and walks, and what sit and stay means. She is a very quiet girl who doesn’t even bark at the doorbell. We think she spent a lot of her life, if not all of it, outside; she has callouses on every elbow. She wasn’t certain about what to do with the car; although she rode like a dream girl in the ride to meet her foster, she never laid down.

We took Yelo in for a senior checkup. The vet tells us she’s 10-11 years old, and overall healthy, other than a skin infection along her back, which we are treating with antibiotics. She seems to be orthopedically sound, and walks around well. Her blood work all looked good.

What Yelo’s foster mom says:

Yelo is such a sweet dog. She loves people, is very affectionate and loves to be petted.

We are working on crate training and other manners. She does not seem to have been trained at all. She does not know sit, down or stay. We are working on them with her and she actually is learning fairly quickly. Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks! She likes walks, but is unfamiliar with being on a leash for a walk. She does not pull, but sometimes will just walk into your leg or cut you off when walking. We are working on those skills as well and she is getting better. She will play and retrieve a ball a few times, but gets tired of it quickly.

She also does not always respond to her name. She likes to beg for food, but once we tell her to stay outside the kitchen she does so.

She does not bark even when doorbell rings. She only barks when she sees another dog. She does not appear to be aggressive with other dogs she just wants to see them.

She does not even attempt to go up our stairs. Not sure if she has ever been up any stairs. It is ok by us since we want to confine her to our downstairs.

She is afraid to go in the car. We are trying to get her used to it. She is fine once in the car, but we have to lift her in and out and she shakes a bit when in the car. She is probably not sure where she is going.

Yelo has certainly not had what we think every dog should have in her life: a comfortable bed, a wonderful family pack to hang out with, basic training and the affection a sweet girl like Yelo deserves. We are looking for a family who will give Yelo all that and more!

Because Yelo is an older girl she doesn’t require a ton of exercise, but would be happy with a few short walks a day, some cuddles & playtime, and a nice spot to hang out by your side and keep you company. She should go to a home without stairs, and it might be helpful to have a ramp to get her into the car.

Yelo is current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, micro-chipped and spayed. Yelo is located in Pleasant Hill.

  If you are looking for a wonderful, easygoing companion to share your life with, then Yelo is your girl! To make Yelo a part of your family, contact Rescue Rep Debbi, at 408-613-2044 .

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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DAISY 8 Year Old Chocolate Female Spayed Lab 80 Pounds

“The Rose has but a summer reign The Daisy never dies!”

After a very hard decision the owners have decided it best to find Daisy a new home. Their schedules have changed, their kids have busy schedules and are not able to spend the time with Daisy that she deserves. She has been a well loved and cared for part of the family and they know she deserves more time and attention than they can give her. They describe her as a very playful, happy, energetic dog who always seems to be smiling. (When GGLRR met Daisy this is what we experienced with her!)

What we know about Daisy:

They got Daisy from an older couple who could not handle a puppy and they have had her since she was 3 months old. She has grown up with kids that currently range in age from 6-15 years. She has no issues with people or other dogs and truly is a Big love bug. She wants to be with people and just loves the attention and the petting. She is a well-trained dog and knows: Sit, stay, down, come, heel, leave it, wait, off and she walks on a gentle leader. She is a strong dog and could use a refresher on leash walking. She will bark at people who approach the house but stops once she knows you. She have a VERY gentle mouth, likes to ride in the car, loves to play ball but Daisy is not fond of the water.

Daisy could be in a home with kids and other dogs but not a home with cats; she likes to chase them!

Daisy’s health:

Daisy has not had any health issues, she is current on her shots, takes regular flea and tick medicine and heartguard, she is spayed and we will check to see if she is microchipped. Daisy currently spends her time in the backyard and the garage as she has had some incontinence issues. She is housetrained and in talking with the owner he now cuts her water off around 5 and she had not has any issues. GGLRR would recommend getting her on proin, walking her before bedtime and cutting off her water and she should have no issues.

  If you are looking for a sweet Daisy girl to be part of your pack please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com or call 415-613-6374.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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BANDIT: 12- 13 Year Old Black Male Lab 72 Pounds

Bandit was taken to the San Jose shelter as his owner committed suicide. A volunteer with GGLRR saw him at the shelter and knew we needed to help this sweet boy. They told us Bandit was a very playful, great energy dog that lived with another dog; with the owner. When we met him he wanted to play, would play with the squeaky stuffed animal and loved to play fetch! He let us touch him all over and will take treats nicely. He loves to go for car rides and he is a perfect gentleman.

This is what the foster mom has to say about Bandit:

You wouldn't guess this pup is 12-13 years old: he loves his walks and retrieves balls with great enthusiasm! He naps part of each afternoon and sleeps soundly all night long, not even asking to go outside to pee!

His appetite is hearty and his weight of 72 lbs. is perfect for his frame. He does get stiff in both hips so needs assistance getting in and out of cars. An ideal home would have only a few stairs to climb. Otherwise his senior bloodwork and complete physical exam were normal! A calm, affectionate dog, he only barks when someone comes to the door or he wants to play with other dog on his walks. He has been a delight to foster for these past 2 weeks! When he sees the leash he gets excited and knows it is walk time. The current foster takes him out for a walk twice a day and if he is not out for a walk he is fine settling down in the home. Once of Bandit’s favorite thing to do is to play ball. (Of course he runs a bit slower but he still has an amazing spirit.)

Bandit is very healthy if only we could all be this healthy at his age. He has his shots, is microchipped, heartworm negative, complete well exam, neutered and complete blood panel.

Bandit always seems like he has a smile on his face from ear to ear no matter what happens to him! (One happy BOY!)

He is located in Antioch.

  If you are looking for a special boy, please email Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Elliott: 5 year old neutered male Lab mix 80 lbs (special needs)

Watch Elliott's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

Elliott was adopted as a puppy from a shelter after being found on a highway with a broken right front leg. He made a full recovery after pins and surgery and was adopted by his current family at 1 year old. He has full strength and range of motion in both front legs and has lived happily with the family the past 4 years.

Elliott has a condition that causes him to lose coordination and strength in his rear legs at times. His owners live in a 3rd floor walk-up apartment in the city without a yard. It has become increasingly difficult for Elliott to safely navigate the 3 flights of stairs to get outside and he can no longer walk all the way to a local park. Although they love him very much, the owners want Elliott to have a better quality of life and are surrendering him so that he could be adopted by a family with a single story house and a yard which would make it much easier for Elliott to get outside and play.

What Elliott’s current owner says:

Elliot is a sweetheart. He loves to play tug, chew on balls and to be scratched all over. He responds very well to commands (sit, down, off) and walks well on or off leash with good recall. Elliot is very much a people dog and loves children. He came into the home as a puppy and shortly after was living with a new born (and then a 2nd) who he is very gentle and affectionate with. Elliot is loyal and loves to be with people. He also loves to play with other dogs but still very much thinks he is a puppy and can play as such, which considering his size is a bit rough for smaller dogs.

While his joints, muscles and ligaments all seem strong and fine, he cannot go for very long walks, cannot run without falling every few steps and has a walk that looks like he is dancing with his back legs. Probably one of the happiest dogs, he has no idea that there is anything wrong.

Elliot is extremely friendly and playful and sweet and lovable. He loves to play but is also very easy going and can be content for half a day to lay in the sun. We are looking for a home to improve his quality of life and this would be ideally a single floor home with access to an outdoor area he could take himself to and walk in at his leisure.

What Elliott’s rescue rep says:

We are looking for a very special owner who can provide Elliott an improved quality of life in a home environment more suited to him. We prefer an adopter with a single story home with easy in/out access and a grassy yard for Elliott. Carpeted floors would be easier for Elliott than hardwood floors. Given Elliott's condition he won't need a lot of long walks, but short walks and play sessions in the back yard would be good. Elliott was socialized with other dogs when he was young but hasn't been around other dogs much recently due to his reduced mobility. He might do ok in a home with another mellow dog.

Elliott had a rough start in life and we want to see this sweet dog get a chance to enjoy more of the simple doggie pleasures of life – basking in the sun, wriggling in the grass, playing in the yard, short strolls, and sniffing the latest smells outdoors. And of course, hanging out in the house with his people, snuggling together, getting back scratches and belly rubs. Elliott is looking for that special owner who can deal with his disability and who welcomes the joy and love that Elliott will bring to their home. Elliot is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered.

  If you can provide a great forever home for Elliott, call his rescue rep Katy at 650-796-3596.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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BELLA: 7 Year Old Spayed Female Yellow Lab Mix 70 lbs

Watch Bella's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Bella.

Bella will be the sunshine of your life. Seeing this sweet and happy girl greet you enthusiastically will put a smile on your face. She’s very friendly and loves to play!

Bella has been well cared for and has lived with one owner since she was a pup. Her owner is facing some medical issues and can no longer give Bella the care and exercise that an energetic Lab needs. The owner wants the best for Bella and contacted Lab Rescue to help find this sweetheart a loving new home.

Bella loves to play fetch and to swim, and enjoys riding in the car. Her owner describes Bella as sweet, kind, playful, gentle when not excited, and for the most part perfect. Bella was taught to have good manners and one of the commands she knows is “excuse me”.

Bella does well with the owner’s grandchildren. Bella is friendly with other dogs, though she hasn’t had many chances to be around other dogs recently. We don’t know how she is with cats. Bella doesn’t get out for many walks currently, so she’s excited when she gets the opportunity and may need a little refresher practice on her leash walking skills.

We think Bella’s lucky new owner will find her to be a delightful dog who brings joy to your heart. Bella has received regular vet checkups and is up to date on vaccinations. She is housebroken, microchipped and is heartworm negative. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Riley: 1 ½ Year Old Non-neutered Yellow Male 86 Pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Riley - all calls received so far will be returned.

Riley’s owner’s situation has changed and she is now working fulltime and wants a better home for Riley. He is not getting the attention or exercise that he deserves and needs. They describe him as a dog that just wants to play and be part of an active family. They got him from a breeder in Sacramento when he was 8 weeks old. They describe him as a highly energetic dog that needs behavioral training. He does know a lot of commands: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel, Fetch, Drop, Leave It, and Wait. He gets out for walks and swimming at the Marina. He is played with on a daily basis. Riley likes to go for car rides, swimming and a fun came of fetch. Riley is crate trained and house trained. He is outside during the day and crated at night. He lives with a cat but does chase the cat. He can be very mouthy with his toys so you need to be careful when you are playing with him. Riley does jump up to greet you and he does like to try and nip your hands out of excitement. Riley does well when walked with a corrections collar. We want a home for Riley that has older kids, a home with another dog would be fine and a home with dog savvy cats. Riley is an awesome dog but needs more exercise and a person who will lead him with more training.

We will work on getting Riley neutered but he is a very healthy boy and has no health issues.

He is located in Vallejo. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Nino 2 1/2 year old Black Male Neutered lab mix 35 pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Nino.

Nino is looking for a new home; he was rescued once and now needs a 2nd chance!

His owner rescued him from a shelter and brought him home with the intent to foster him but fell in love with this sweet boy and decided to keep him. They describe this nice boy as happy, gentle and friendly. Nino is an adorable 2 1/2 year old Lab shepherd mix. He is a 35 pound pint size bundle of energy. He may be small in size but this guy has a big personality. The owner did not receive much information from the shelter she got him from, except that he was a "female" lab mix. WHAT?? He is definitely a HE!! Circumstances changed and the owner are no longer able to give him the attention he deserves. He LOVES attention. He lives outside in a small concrete enclosure with 4 other small dogs; he has been inside the home so he would be housetrained. He use to get out to play with other dogs but now not he only plays with the ones he lives with. He loves to go for walks but needs to work on his leash skills. He is fine with kids and very treat motivated. He loves to hop and jump straight up in the air but not on you. He loves to ride in the car and play a fun game of fetch. He would love nothing more than to come inside and snuggle with his new family. (He gets very little attention right now and is excited at first when he gets to be around new people.)

He is a very healthy boy: up to date on shots and micro chipped. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Allie: 2-year-old female yellow Lab 80 lbs

We are not taking any more calls for Allie.

Allie’s family must sadly say goodbye to her due to their relocation. Their current 2-dog household must downsize to a single dog.

What Allie’s owners say: Allie is a delightful energetic 2-year-old pup. She is wonderful with kids and will do well in a home in which she can receive singular pup attention. Allie competes for attention but only when her brother (from the same litter) is near. Allie loves to be outside and adores the dog park. She interacts well with other dogs and is incredibly loyal, when playing with other dogs she is careful not to stray too far and will stay next to her human siblings, keeping a watchful eye on them. Allie has never displayed aggression. She is a jumper with adults when excited but has never attempted to jump on children. Allie is house-broken and crate-trained, although does not sleep in a crate frequently -- only when we travel. With practice, she can be leash trained. Allie is food-motivated and can be trained to do anything with her favorite treat as motivation.

What Allie’s Rescue Rep says: Not for the faint hearted. A very strong dog, Allie will need some work on walking on a leash. She’ll also need a lot of exercise. Allie knows a few commands, such as “sit”, “down” and “come”. She is current on all vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. Allie is located in Berkeley. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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NEW VIDEO - Click to watch Athena's progress!




Athena: 11 month old spayed red Lab, ~ 45 pounds

Watch Athena's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Athena.

Athena and two siblings were found in a rural area of San Martin and taken to the San Martin shelter. One puppy was adopted immediately, but Athena and her sister Gemma were so terrified and unused to people and pretty much everything that they were listed as “rescue only”, in the hope that a rescue group would take them and rehabilitate them….which of course we did!

Athena is now with a trainer who is helping her learn that not everything is scary. She’s learned to let a human leash her and to walk on a leash (which for Athena is a big step!); she’s learning Sit and Down. She’s crate trained and quite comfortable hanging out in the crate or near her human. And she’s accepting pets from humans (having a treat helps!). Athena enjoys being around another dog and would prefer a home that has a canine companion for her.

Athena is an easy dog to have around; unlike many Labs she is not a constant seeker of attention. She will happily go into her crate and lie down. She is still shy with people and takes some time to warm up and accept attention. She’s small and easy to handle, but her new owner will need to have patience with her and take the time to build trust. She is social with other dogs and quite mellow.

When we pulled Athena from the shelter, we literally saved her life. We knew that it would take time and patience and work to help her get past her fears and become a dog that someone would make part of their family. She’s made huge progress, and her new owner will need to take up the task with patience, persistence and love.

The ideal family for Athena is one with a calm adult dog who can make her comfortable and show her the ropes. Her human family will have the patience to let Athena set the pace in interactions, using treats and positive reinforcement to teach her basic obedience, and how to be part of the human family. Her humans will also have to do all the regular things you do with a puppy: plenty of exercise (she’d probably be a good running dog, but she definitely needs good long walks regularly as they help her to relax), consistency, training and leadership. She’s so adorable that strangers will want to rush right in to pet her; her humans will have to manage those interactions and protect her from well meaning but clueless passersby. Someone who is home a good portion of the day would be nice but not necessary. A calm home with adults only is a must; Athena should not go to a home with children. The right adopter for Athena will not only be giving her a home, but literally rescuing her.

Athena is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Athena is located in Watsonville. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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SALLY: 6 Year Old Yellow Lab Purebred Spayed Female 95 Pounds (needs to lose 10 lbs)

Watch Sally's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Sally.

Sally is a beautiful girl who has been very well cared for and loved by one family since she was a puppy. They purchased two Lab siblings hoping that they would become buddies to their special needs son. Instead, the two dogs bonded to each other and not to the son. They kept the dogs as family dogs but recently Sally's brother developed what seems to be a neurological condition and thus is demonstrating behaviors that cause Sally not to bond with him anymore. The family decided that Lab Rescue could find a more suitable home for Sally.

From Sally's Foster Mom:

Sally is being fostered with the Foster family's Lab and does fine with her. Sally is a pretty independent dog, however, each day she shows she is happiest when she is around her foster mom and dad. She has very good manners, does not counter surf, jump on anyone and is good in her crate. She sleeps through the night. She has acclimated to our home in a short period of time. Sally is housebroken, treat motivated and enjoys going on walks. We sometimes go to the dog park where she likes to meet and greet the dogs as they come into the park but then goes on her way doing her thing. Her leash manners continue to improve with a correction collar. When I walk with her on a short leash by my side she is very good and stays by my side. She knows the commands down and sit and when she sits she watches me intently waiting for me to tell her what I want her to do. She loves to be pet and when I stop she puts her paw on my knee for more! She rides very nicely in the car. She is one of the best dogs we have ever fostered.

From Sally's Rescue Rep:

Sally is a sweetheart of a dog to have around. She likes to give gentle kisses. With a little less food at mealtimes and daily exercise she will slim up around the waist in no time! Obedience classes would be good as refresher to reinforce previous training. She is highly motivated by treats which is a plus for training. She is not interested in retrieving the ball but we are told she likes to swim in a lake but not a pool. Sally has spent a lot of time as an outdoor dog or in the garage so Lab Rescue wants someone who is around a good part of the day so that Sally can bond with her new family and feel like part of the pack. Although she is gentle because of her size she could inadvertently knock over a toddler so any kids in the home should be 5 or older.

Health: Sally is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped.

Sally is located in San Jose. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Adoption Pending (no new calls being accepted on these Labs)

GGLRR wants to make sure people have the latest status about Labs they may have seen on our website so have a category called "adoption pending" which is just like home sales pending, e.g. no new offers being accepted but still working through the details with the expectation that it will close successfully. Most of the time, our "adoption pending" turns into "adopted", so will only accept calls in the rare case when a Lab is moved back to "available".

So why would a Lab adoption be "pending"? When GGLRR places a Lab in a home, we want to make sure it's a great match! Thus, we have a trial period to find out whether all is well with cats and other pets welcoming the new family member. Usually in just a day or two, the adopter knows it's clearly going to work out, but we take the time to be sure. We also move Labs to "Pending" when we've received so many calls about a particular Lab (especially puppies!) that the Rep knows that one of the callers will be a match and doesn't want to get other people's hopes up by accepting more calls.








Annie: ~9 year old spayed female black Lab, ~ 84 pounds

This sweet little girl waddled herself into our hearts the moment we saw her at the San Jose shelter. Yes, she’s a bit overweight, but she’s easy going and sweet, and is just looking for a home with wonderful people she can hang out with and keep company. No need for long jogs, no hours of endless ball throwing, just a few cuddles, a couple of short walks (to get some of the weight off) will keep this girl quite happy.

We had Annie checked out by our vet, and her blood tests all came back good. She’s a typical sweet older Lab who needs to lose a few pounds but will make some lucky adopter a wonderful companion dog.

What Annie’s foster mom says about Annie:

Annie settled in to our home like a pro. She found a soft doggie bed and made it her own. She likes to be where the people are and is content to hang out companionably. She loves to be petted (ear rubs are the best!), but is fine without constant attention. She will occasionally talk when asked a question (or if excited about dinner) and as she has gotten more comfortable, she has started to take a bit of interest in toys. She walks well on a leash, but tires easily right now. Annie appears to be housebroken. She is very sweet and has the cutest little tail wag to let us know she’s happy.

Annie would do well in a home with a retired person or people. She’s currently in a foster home with a younger, active dog and she’s doing fine, but it’s the people she’s all about, not the dog, so would probably prefer to be the only dog in the house. We don’t know how Annie would do with cats.

Annie’s new owners will need to give her regular exercise and exercise portion control to take some of the weight off, which will also help with the arthritis. Two 20-minute walks a day would be great (and clearly much more than she got in her previous home!).

Annie is spayed, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Annie is located in Walnut Creek. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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MAX: 1 Year Old AKC Black Lab Purebred Neutered Male 70 Pounds

Watch Max's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Max.

"Max is one terrific dog" so says his foster family. Well mannered, easy going and a joy to be around. He is energetic as a young Lab should be and quite a handsome AKC purebred Lab. His owner has had him since he was a puppy and now must move to an apartment that doesn't take dogs. He has been very well cared for and loved. It was with much reluctance and sadness that she called Lab Rescue to see if we could help find this good boy a new home. He was raised with a (now) 10 year old boy. We went to evaluate this guy who is full of joy and life and knew that we could find him a wonderful forever home.

From Max's Foster Mom:

Max is being fostered on a ranch and settling in very well. He did not react to the horses. He is good with the cats. He wants to chase the one that runs but if the cat doesn't run, he is not too interested. Max rides nicely in the car. He plays well with our big male Lab. He has not had any accidents in the house since arriving. Max is very good when we crate him and sleeps soundly through the night. He is an alert barker and a good watch dog. When we arrived home the other night he didn't want to let us in. When we called his name and he saw that it was us he was happy and let us in!

From Max's Rescue Rep:

Max is an adorable young boy. He is described by his previous owner as fun, energetic and loving. He hasn't had a lot of exposure to other dogs though he is described as friendly and playful which was certainly the case when he met the foster's Lab. When he was born he was born breech so mom nibbled off of his right rear paw most likely to assist with the birth. It doesn't impact him in any way. He walks just fine and is a really fast runner. He may have this one "imperfection" but he is the perfect dog in so many other ways. He is not a jumper and does not resource guard food or toys. We are told he likes to swim and he lives up to his breed as he loves to retrieve the ball. He is good with humans, dogs and cats! Max could use basic obedience classes and leash training. Because he is a young dog and on the go, barely out of puppyhood, any kids in the home should be 5 or older. He is used to being alone for 8 hours a day as an outdoor dog so Lab Rescue wants someone who is around most of the day to make him part of the pack as he is striving on the structure and guidance that he has been receiving in his foster home.

Health: Max is healthy, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped.

Max is located in Livermore. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Gemma: 11 month old spayed red Lab, ~ 45 pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Gemma.

Gemma and two siblings were found in a rural area of San Martin and taken to the San Martin shelter. One puppy was adopted immediately, but Gemma and her sister Athena were so terrified and unused to people and pretty much everything that they were listed as “rescue only”, in the hope that a rescue group would take them and rehabilitate them….which of course we did!

Gemma is now with a foster who is helping her learn that not everything is scary. She’s learned to let a human leash her and to walk on a leash (which for Gemma is a big step!); she’s learning Sit and Down. She is working on crate training, but it’s a work in progress. She’s accepting pets from humans (having a treat helps!) and will cuddle with her foster mom. Gemma enjoys being around another dog and would prefer a home that has a canine companion for her.

Gemma is a relatively easy dog to have around; unlike many Labs she is not a constant seeker of attention. She is still shy with people and takes some time to warm up and accept attention. She’s small and easy to handle, but her new owner will need to have patience with her and take the time to build trust. She is social with other dogs and quite mellow.

What Gemma’s foster mom says about her:

Gemma is a small, sweet, agile girl that warms up slowly to people and new situations. Whatever she has been through before has put cautionary warnings out towards the humankind. Gemma is slow to trust people and will need time to build the confidence. She quickly warmed up to my 5 year old male Labrador and can play with reckless abandon at times. Gemma loves her chew toys and treats. She has a heightened sense of awareness to all sounds and movements so I would suggest a calmer home with not too many people. Gemma has tried to jump up on my bed but has quickly learned that she has her own bed on the floor next to mine that she will sleep in through the night. She loves to go for long walks/jogs and will run hard in a fenced area with my dog. While she is still a puppy and can enjoy chewing a sweaty sock or slipper, she is not a destructive dog. Gemma is not a needy dog but does need a family or person that is patient and willing to work with her fears.

When we pulled Gemma from the shelter, we literally saved her life. We knew that it would take time and patience and work to help her get past her fears and become a dog that someone would make part of their family. She’s made huge progress, and her new owner will need to take up the task with patience, persistence and love.

The ideal family for Gemma is one with a confident adult dog who can make her comfortable and show her the ropes. Her human family will have the patience to let Gemma set the pace in interactions, using treats and positive reinforcement to teach her basic obedience, and how to be part of the human family. Her humans will also have to do all the regular things you do with a puppy: plenty of exercise (she’d probably be a good running dog, but she definitely needs good long walks regularly as they help her to relax), consistency, training and leadership. She’s so adorable that strangers will want to rush right in to pet her which will freak her out; her humans will have to manage those interactions and protect her from well meaning but clueless passersby. Someone who is home a good portion of the day would be nice but not necessary. A calm home with adults only is a must; Gemma should not go to a home with children. The right adopter for Gemma will not only be giving her a home, but literally rescuing her.

Gemma is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Gemma is located in Mountain View. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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JAKE: 7 Year Old Black Lab Purebred Neutered Male 75 Pounds

Watch Jake's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Jake.

I am a very handsome boy who just turned 7 with the energy of a puppy which isn't necessarily a bad thing as it will keep me young for a long time! I've had one wonderful family my whole life and have been very well taken care of and loved. For the last seven weeks I have been in great kennel facility as my owner has been ill. She realizes that there is a better life for me than what she can provide at this time as she has a long recovery ahead. The kennel says I am a great dog with no issues, just plenty of energy to go around. At the kennel, I am in playgroups for two hours with multiple dogs daily. I LOVE my play time with all of my buddies both large and small. I have no issues with other dogs. I would like to move on to my forever home although I would love to continue going to the kennel for doggie day care with my pals. Jake would also do well with a second dog in the home who is compatible and likes to play. A large backyard would be a plus.

Notes from the kennel:

Jake is a great dog and doesn't give us any problems at all. He is an active boy, happy and always wagging his tail waiting for his next encounter with the staff and especially play time. We immediately called Lab Rescue when his owner asked us if we could find a new home for him. We have known her for many years and she didn't want to give him up but knows that is the best thing for him. We knew GGLRR could find him a wonderful home. We are happy to have him stay with us while Lab Rescue looks for his forever home since he's happy here and knows us in addition to having an outlet for his energy to play with the other dogs. He is good in his kennel.

From Jake's previous owner:

Jake has been a wonderful dog since I purchased him from a breeder at 8 weeks. I have two chihuahuas, one male and one female that Jake grew up with and they are the alpha dogs! Jake is a rambunctious boy and full of love. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Jake has always been an inside dog and is crate trained and housebroken. He's been to many obedience classes. He has gone to doggie day care three times a week for many years. He loves to retrieve the ball and also loves to swim. He should be crated (or on a tie down) when in the car because he likes to be your co-pilot! He has no aggression and no resource guarding. He will chase squirrels. I am very sad to give him up but I know it is the right thing under the circumstances. I want him to go to a wonderful home.

From Jake's Rescue Rep:

When I went to do the evaluation on Jake, I was met by an exuberant handsome boy. We met in an enclosed grassy area and Jake was happily running around sniffing and just looked joyful. He is an active guy who has a ton of energy to burn. After spending a good amount of time with him you can see in the photo that he was taking time out relaxing with his tongue hanging out of his mouth! It's all about balance. Enough activity will equal chilling out! If you like throwing the ball he is quite ball obsessive about retrieving. In other words, he won't stop till you stop! He is very treat motivated and we working on teaching him to have a gentle mouth. Jake could use obedience classes as a refresher to reinforce previous training for basic commands and leash manners. He also seems like a dog who would thrive with an activity such as agility, rally or flyball. He needs someone who is around during the day and has an active lifestyle. Someone who jogs/runs or hikes would be a plus as well as the ability to let him swim. A tired dog is a good dog! Any kids in the home should be 8 or older. Though he lived with cats we do want a cat-free home as he chases them.

Health: Jake is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped.

Jake is located in San Carlos. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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ROCKY: 6 Month Old Chocolate Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix, Neutered Male 45 Pounds

Watch Rocky's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

So here I am, as cute as can be puppy named Rocky, who ended up in a place called a shelter and not knowing why. I wasn't here very long as I heard someone say they called Lab Rescue to see if they could find a new owner for me. Before I knew it, this lady came to see me, took me out of this giant thing that looked like a giant crate, gave me attention as she checked me out all over and then played ball with me too. She sadly left but several days later she returned, put me in her car and took me for a long ride. I heard her say when we arrived that I rode nicely in the car. Not a peep out of me! I arrived at my Foster Mom's house with three big Lab buddies to play with! It gets better from here so please keep reading my story!

From Rocky's Foster Mom:

Rocky was quite the alpha dog when he arrived but within a short period of time he has improved and is doing quite well. I am providing the structure, leadership and guidance that a he apparently did not have before. He is great playing with my three big Labs along with another puppy that I am currently boarding. He came without leash manners so I am using a harness for our walks and he is responding very well. With proper exercise Rocky is tuckered out and loves his naps as you can see in the photos! He sleeps throughout the night in his crate.

From Rocky's Rescue Rep:

Rocky is a handsome Lab puppy with unique markings. His prior owner was in a wheelchair and having an active puppy was a bit too much for him. The shelter felt that they didn't have the right clientele for a successful adoption so they reached out to GGLRR to see if we were interested in taking him into our program. Because the shelters are so overcrowded, had we not taken him he sadly would have been put down. Like most Lab puppies Rocky is an active guy. He has made great strides since arriving with his foster family and now knows the balance between being active and chilling out! When I first met him at the shelter and spent time with him, I knew he deserved a second chance. Lab Rescue is looking for someone who is home most of the day so he can continue on the good path he's on with his foster family. He is going to be a big Lab so we want someone who is strong both physically and as his leader. Like all young Labs he will require a good amount of daily exercise. A tired puppy is a good puppy!! We want someone with experience raising a Lab puppy and in this case a puppy who is almost starting from scratch. Any kids in the home should be 8 or older. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Click to watch Jia at the dog park.


Click to watch Jia and the blue toy.


Click to watch Jia and the red toy.


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Jia: 6-year-old spayed female yellow (Dudley) lab 102 pounds

Watch Jia's videos by clicking the links at the left.

We are not taking any more calls for Jia.

Jia’s New Year’s resolutions:

1. Find a forever home in which I can thrive.

2. Say hi to every dog and every person I encounter.

3. Get serious about a diet/fitness program and get my friggin’ butt in shape.

What Jia’s foster says: Jia bounded into our home with huge excitement and anticipation. Wiggle butt. Wiggle butt. For the first two hours she paraded around with a toy around in her mouth, showing it to everyone. Romped around with our own lab for a while. Wiggle butt. Wiggle butt. She walks very nicely on an easy-walk harness after some initial excitement of going for a walk – she was pretty tuckered out after a 30-minute walk so her endurance is pretty much non-existent… work in progress. Wiggle butt. Wiggle butt. She is now crashed out on the floor… zzzzzzz… softly snoring… dreaming of wiggle butt, wiggle butt… We have significantly decreased the amount of food she is used to eating and are providing her with lots of walks and exercise.

What Jia’s Rescue Rep says: Jia was given up by her loving family when their family situation changed such that they were unable to care for her as they felt they should. She is, admittedly, quite a bit overweight ( “Hey, I sure love them Milk Bone dog biscuits”) so her new family will have to be committed to returning Jia to the world of in-shape pooches. She gets along great with kids and other dogs. Jia is spayed, current on vaccinations, and house-broken. She will soon be examined by our vet… and micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. Jia is located in Berkeley. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Click to watch Cali at the beach.



Click to watch Cali having fun.









Cali: 11 Month Old Spayed Yellow Female Lab 50 Pounds

Watch Cali's videos by clicking on the links above the pictures.

We are not taking any more calls for Cali.

Cali is a purebred female yellow lab who is being relinquished to lab rescue as the resident male lab in the home has become increasing intolerant of Cali and become aggressive towards her. Cali’s energy level is likely too much for a senior dog (we suspect she is not getting a good outlet for her energy such as walks, hikes, etc.). She lives in a home with teenage children and a mom and dad. She is described by her owners as very happy and playful. She is housetrained and is an indoor dog. Cali has been trained in the home and knows commands such as sit, stay, come, off, and shake. Cali is unknown with cats. She enjoys car rides and also likes to swim. Cali will chew on the occasional shoe if left out. She has not shown any signs of separation anxiety or aggression. She will likely need a refresher on leash walking as it does not sound like she gets out of the home much.

What the foster has to say about Cali: Cali is doing great in her foster home. She is in a foster home that has other dogs and cats and she has not had any issues. The foster is a dog walker so Cali is getting out around many other dogs and as you can see from the photos she loves it! She loves to play fetch, loves the water, the foster mom has her crate trained and is working on her leash manners.

Health: She has a prior leg injury which has since healed, but we will have reviewed by our vet as well. She is up to date on vaccines and current is fed twice a day. She has all her shots and is microchipped. GGLRR’s vet is out of the office and we will get her into see him when he is back. Her leg does not slow her down!

She is located in Oakland. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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CASH / CRASH: 6 Year Old Black Lab / Boxer Mix Neutered Male 60 Pounds

(He was given the name crash as he grew up in a surf shop. We thought Cash sounded better for him.)

We are not taking any more calls for Cash / Crash.

"If you're having a bad day, catch a wave."

Frosty Hesson

A quote Cash learned; as he grew up as a puppy in a surf shop in San Diego! The thing is Cash does not like the water! His owner was moving into an apartment and could not keep him any longer and GGLRR saw him on craigslist and knew we needed to help this sweet boy as he did not have a prayer of getting adopted if he went to the shelter. (Cash has skin allergies that have been treated and he is in a very loving foster home!)

Cash’s owner brought him to our boarding facility and GGLRR got him the medical care he needed and got him into a great foster home. Cash is a very loving, sweet boy and we want to find a great home for him. He has had no issues growing up with all kinds of people, all kinds of kids, all kinds of animals and he loves them all but he will chase the cats for fun! At the boarding facility he got to play with a variety of dogs with no issues and he is in a foster home in the city with three other dogs.

His foster mom says: Cash is a very sweet boy, he is very engaging at home, he makes noises when I look at him like he is trying to talk to me. He is great outdoors, he does not need a leash, he responds to commands and is very friendly with other dogs we meet. He knows a few commands but is such an easy dog and just wants to please! He has a very gentle mouth, has no issues with food, toys and would be an easy dog to be around kids.

Health:

He is neutered, has all his shots, he is microchipped, he has had a full well check, blood panel, heartworm test. We have him on some medication to help his skin that will heal with good food and from being treated with medicated baths! (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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COMFORT & JOY: Female Black Lab / Mix Puppies 15 Pounds

Well, it isn't Christmas anymore, but we bring you tidings of Comfort and Joy! These two precious sisters were found as strays and brought into the Madera County shelter on February 13th. We were fortunate in that we were able to spring them from the shelter only two days later! Each little girl rings true to their name. Comfort is the more snuggly and mellow of the two sisters while Joy is the spunky and full of life sister. Both girls are together in a foster home where they have begun their potty training and are learning the ropes from their three foster brother dogs. They have excellent appetites and are otherwise healthy pups. We suspect that they may be mixed with Pointer or possibly Queensland. They will likely grow to be around 50-55lbs so will not be large labs. Lab puppies require lots of time, energy and training. We are looking for homes where someone can be around the majority of the day to ensure that each puppy continues to receive the proper training and structure they need to become good canine citizens.

From the Foster:

These two girlies are such loves and both adjust to whatever is going on - mellowing out in the kitchen on their blanket and chewing on toys or running around playing with each other in the back yard. They are learning quickly to relieve themselves outside and to sit before getting food and other key manners and commands. They are adjusting well to our home and are sleeping well through the night in our laundry room with their crate and snuggly blankets. They will be great companions for families with or without children and/or other dogs!

Health:

The puppies are healthy, have their first round of shots and a well check. GGLRR will get them spayed and microchipped when the appropriate age.

The puppies are currently located in Danville. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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PEPPER JACK: 3 Year Old Black Lab/Mix Male 80 Pounds

See Pepper Jack's video by clicking on the link to the left.

Pepper Jack has always been a beloved family member and has had the best upbringing and tons of attention from his stay at home mom. Unfortunately, a divorce has left his single mom with much less time to devote to Pepper Jack and he is home alone for several hours a day, so Mom has made the difficult decision to contact GGLRR to find him a wonderful new home. Of course, we are happy to help. We feel that Pepper Jack is a wonderful boy who would be a great addition to a home!

Pepper Jack loves to go for walks, runs, hikes, play fetch, rides in the car, or whatever you have in mind. He’s ready when you are! He is a very sweet boy and is good with children. When out and about, he does not react to kids on bikes or skateboards. However, very small children living in the home might be knocked down with his exuberance. Pepper Jack knows sit, stay, lay down, and he takes treats very gently. He can stay alone during working hours and waits patiently for his people to return. His favorite time of day is evening snuggles with his humans! He loves to play with other dogs at the dog park, but might chase cats or squirrels.

Health: Pepper Jack is a very healthy boy and has always received the best of vet care. He is neutered. He is due soon for vaccines and will be current on all vaccines prior to placement. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Bella: Spayed 4 year old chocolate female

Bella’s owners moved out of state from Bakersfield and were not able to take her with them so they are happy to have her go into the Rescue program knowing Rescue could find her the very best home.

From the moment Bella arrived in Monterey/Carmel all who met her were completely taken by her sweet disposition and friendly demeanor. She charmed even the most resilient of the staff at the clinic where she was vetted and where she now is being boarded (due to the GGLRR rep’s schedule). Many staff members absolutely adore her and some if they didn’t have many dogs already would want her.

Bella was recently fostered bya local family in Salinas and here is the foster mom’s assessment of Bella.

Bella is the sweetest, most affectionate dog! She is driven to please her family, and an incredibly fast learner. In a few short days she learned to sit (on command, with or without treats), knows lie "down", understands "on your bed" and will play catch (and fetch!) all day long. She will go potty, on command and with prodding will sit (not patiently, tail is wagging like mad!) for her meals. She loves warm baths and thinks the blow dryer is a fabulous thing. Bella likes to be on her bed, and she has a favorite toy that if you say, "where is your baby?" She will search high and low to find it. When you say, "bed time" she picks up her baby and goes upstairs to her bed. Bella has a nickname, Shadow, as she likes to be where the family is.

She can be left in the house alone, completely potty trained - but will sit on furniture if allowed, to look out the window. She does not dig and in over two weeks we have not heard her bark...not even alarm bark. She is fine in a secure back yard, and while she explores, she does not try to escape. She is unfazed by cats but is mesmerized by birds. And Bella should be in a ONE DOG family. She’s wonderful with children and a fabulous family dog.

She loves attention in a very calm way, will sit by you forever and will stare at you with her sweet soulful eyes for a pat or an ear massage. Happy to be in the same room with you lying on her bed and just seeing you and knowing she has someone in her life that cares. You can tell because she often will give this little sigh of happiness when she rests. All in all she is a very calm girl, wants to please and is very loving and grateful and willing to learn. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Mac: almost 9 year old black purebred male 70 pounds

Mac was bought from a breeder in the Carmel area when he was just a few weeks old and has papers. He has lived with the same family since the time he was adopted from the breeder. He will be 9 years old in Sep 2016 but you cannot tell it by looking at him. He has plenty of energy and very little grey around his muzzle. He is a very pretty boy and very happy.

Mac lives with another small dog and a cat and is as sweet as he can be. Mac for the most part has been an outdoor dog but is gentle and very anxious to please and he just loves attention. He doesn’t bark at all and doesn’t jump on people. He knows basic commands like sit, down and stay (when he’s not excited such as when new people give him lots of attention). He’s great with children of all ages.

Mac has a hot spot that has just developed which Lab Rescue is treating and for which we will provide meds. Mac will be neutered, heartworm tested, and up to date on vaccines, fecal tested and microchipped in the next few days.

For more information contact Sylvana text or email preferred. Text 831-596-1700 or 831-402-6600 or Email: sylstrattn@aol.com.

Mac update:

Mac was put into an experienced foster home after his family moved out of the area. This is what his foster mom says about him.

He was purchased as a puppy and then found his way to the back yard, to stay for the next 9 years of his life. He proved in his first week in his foster home to be well worth the effort of rescue. His initial reaction to being indoors was pacing and panting. His foster family spent the first 3 days figuring out how to help him feel ok about being inside while giving him lots of time on a shady deck with a yard to explore to decompress.

He now sleeps happily indoors on a bed next to his foster folds at night and has many supervised visits throughout the day inside. He is absolutely wonderful with other dogs and loves to play with his foster dog siblings. He has no food or toy aggression issues and thrives on attention. He's wonderful with children. He will need a family that can commit to helping him figure out boundaries (the food on the counter really isn’t up for grabs), the refrigerator, (although it really seems to be too good to be true) also is off limits.

He’s curious and playful and everything just seems new and fun. Mac will make someone a fabulous companion. He’s super food motivated – he’s a pleaser. He wants to be a part of your pack. He needs a loving, patient family who can help him grow into the awesome dog that he is. (Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Max: 2-3 year-old male black English Lab

What Max says: I’m a handsome, happy boy who just wants to be with my people—which makes it hard to understand why my last owner left me alone at the shelter. I didn’t like it there, it was noisy and made me nervous. Luckily a nice lady from Lab Rescue spotted me, made a few calls and now I’m living the good life with my foster mom up in the Santa Cruz mountains, exploring my big new yard, meeting all the neighbors and their dogs and getting long belly rubs. There’s so much to do that I’m even starting to forget about my itchy ears! My foster mom takes me on lots of walks and sometimes we even go in the car—I love life!

What Max’s foster says: Max is an owner surrender from the Santa Cruz shelter and appears to be a very well bred English Labrador. He is not very tall but has those adorable thick English features we love: a big blocky head, wiggly otter tail, massive paws, luxuriously silky coat and a joyful labby smile full of sparkling white teeth. He’s still very much a big puppy who’s just starting to settle into a daily routine.

Max has very good house manners and quickly learned to respect boundaries like the kitchen and front door threshold. He’s not a counter surfer but like most puppies, will steal a fuzzy slipper or shoe if you’re not careful. He enjoys his nylabone and seems to just be learning about how to play with other toys. Right now, he prefers to play by interacting with people, but suspect he will eventually grow into toy play, too. Oh, and the hose¬¬–Max loves to play in hose water!

Max took to his crate immediately and sleeps there at night and when his foster mom is away from home. He’s quiet in the crate and in the yard too.

Max is a really a sweet, happy-go-lucky boy who will benefit from an experienced home and positive-reinforcement training. He’s still learning his name and doesn’t realize his own strength or size, so basic obedience and socialization will be a top priority in helping him to become a well-rounded family member. Max especially loves our male renter so we think he will be great with both men and women. He spent an entire afternoon with a child, so we suspect he’ll be great with older kids who are big-dog savvy, too.

Max has met several neighbor dogs (male and female) and really wants to be social, but is not very experienced with greetings yet. He seems to be more comfortable with larger, well-balanced dogs. He is a little too interested in our 2 resident cats for now but longer term, he may be workable. He’ll definitely need close supervision with other dogs (and kids) while his post-neuter hormones settle a bit.

What Max’s Rescue Rep says: Max is up to date on vaccinations and is newly microchipped and has stunningly good looks. He has a healthy bodyweight and is the epitome of a Lab-lovebug. Max appears to have allergies but it's predicted that good food and attention will make a huge difference. The ideal home for Max would be with an experienced dog owner who can provide the training and socialization he needs to become a good canine citizen, including a securely fenced yard.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

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Vickie: Black Lab, Female 55 pounds 5 to 6 years old

Watch Vickie's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Here is what her foster has to say about her: Vickie is a sweetheart who has a lot of of love to give. She has been adaptable, loyal, and well behaved. She loves to play, take walks, and is food driven which is a great way to train her. She is with me 24/7. At home, she is very observant while hanging out on the deck towards the cars and people. Does not bark at anyone or at my housemate’s cat. She has only barked if another nearby dog barks at her. She prefers to sleep inside her crate over her large dog bed at night voluntarily. I keep her crate door open at all times so she may roam freely. At work, she is excited as she is with someone at all times. She will settle down and get comfortable as you start to settle down to begin work. She is well behaved during car rides.

Please get to know her more by watching her videos and pictures on the two provided links. I will continue to update it with content over time.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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Recently Adopted from GGLRR!

GGLRR places about a Lab a day! See some of the recent rescued Bay area Labs adopted in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and this year (2017) for examples of colors, genders, and ages that we typically have available for adoption. Or read Happy Ending stories about Labs adopted through GGLRR.

         
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