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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 the Recently Adopted section 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.

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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.







Tito: 7yr old, 85-lb, neutered black lab


Wow! I didn’t see that coming. My human pack leader (whom I’ve been with for six wonderful years) just went off to college and left me with his human parents – who are caring, but very busy traveling all the time. I hardly ever see them. Dad and the son are sad to say goodbye to me, but they realized that they could not provide me the life that I deserve. I applaud them for their bravery and the many wonderful years together. But now it is time for a change.

So, hi, my name is Tito. I am house-broken and crate-trained. Up to date on shots and in pretty spanking good health, if I say so myself. I understand basic commands, like “sit”, “stay”, and “down”. I pull a little on leash but you would too if you didn’t get many walks. I have no food or toy aggression issues. I am not a barker either. Lab rescue guy said I was a bit overweight – yeah, I am carrying around an extra ten or so pounds. But that’s the boring stuff.

What you need to know is that I love to chase a rope toy and play with my humans. Jump on people? Yeah, I do that. I’ve also been told that I dig occasionally (who me?) and have jumped a fence in my day – hey, it needed to be jumped. How do you spell “fun”: T-I-T-O! What I need from you? Take me walking, of course. Lots! Throw the toy! Take me to meet other dogs! Let me chase squirrels – I will go bonkers over them. Water? Swimming? Dunno, let’s give it a shot.

Hey, take a chance on me Tito. You will be happy you did.

What Tito’s foster says: Overall he's a well behaved and affectionate dog who is easy to live with. He's housebroken, and uses one spot in the yard. Not aggressive in any way, you can wrestle with him, pet him while he's eating -- no problem. He has been staying alone in our garage/yard during the day with no problems, no barking, no destruction. Very glad to see me when I get home; he practically jumps out of his skin. His agility is impressive for a dog his age. He walks at heel with only a flat collar given a firm hand on the leash. Motivated by treats, he responds to sit, down and stay with alacrity. On the leash he responds to "leave it" pretty well. Only bit of bad behavior is mounting...may be driven by attention-seeking/insecurity, and it seems to be waning. One odd thing, he has very little interest in retrieving balls, but will play with his rope toy. He'll play tug o'war and he will retrieve the rope toy more so than tennis balls. He doesn't care for our pool but we are working on that. He's a bit out of shape, on the daily walks he's slow and his tongue is hanging out on the home stretch – but we are getting him back into tip-top shape through exercise and walks. Tito's passion is walking. Particularly when I take him up in the hills and let him off leash, he goes nuts chasing squirrels and smelling everything. He probably travels twice the distance that I do.

What Tito’s GGLRR Rescue Rep says: A great, healthy dog. Would thrive best in an active family – with kids. Tito needs a family that will be present in his life and committed to an active regimen of walks, exercise, dog socialization, and human contact. Warning: Tito will quickly win your heart.

If you are interested in Tito, call Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.

(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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Blackie: 10 Year Old Black Male Lab Non-Neutered 90 Pounds AKC


Blackie’s owner passed away and the kids promised to their dad they would take care of Blackie. The kids decided they did not want a large dog in their home so they took Blackie to the Merced shelter. Blackie did not have a chance there as he is an older dog and he is a black dog. (Black dogs are not adopted as quickly as the other colors.) Blackie had a couple more days before he was going to be put down when a friend of Lab Rescue was checking the listings for the Merced shelter and saw Blackie and knew she had to help him! She called Lab Rescue and asked if she met Blackie and she felt he was a good fit for the program would be take him. She went and evaluated Blackie and she found a wonderful older dog who just wanted to be with people!

Golden Gate Lab Rescue pulled Blackie and now have him at their boarding facility.

This is what we know about Blackie:

He was a well-loved pet for 10 years of his life. His world was turned upside down when his owner had to go into the hospital and did not come back home. He was taken to another home for a short time and then he was dropped off at the shelter. He rode well in the car from the shelter, he is fine with other dogs, and he is fine in the kennel and is a real love! He does not bark when left alone, has no issues with food and is a great dog for someone who wants some company and someone who wants to go for short walks. Blackie is one of these dogs that always seems to be smiling no matter what life hands to him!

Blackie is very healthy, has all his shots, microchipped, we need to neuter him and do a dental on him. He does have some sight loss but he can still see. We are working on getting Blackie into a foster home.

BLACKIE is located in Petaluma!

If you have the time for this happy boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 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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Scooter: 14 month old Neutered Yellow Male Lab Mix ~50 Pounds


Hi, my name is Scooter, and it fits! I’m not very old, maybe 14 months at the oldest, and I am a busy boy! I didn’t have a good start to my life, but thanks to Lab Rescue, my future is super bright! Here’s my story:

One day I found myself in a big, noisy, scary place. I can’t tell you how I got there, but I wasn’t in very good shape. Lots of my fur was missing, my ears were itching, I had lots of sore spots all over, and I was a pretty skinny boy. Wherever I was before the scary place, it was even worse! I didn’t get enough to eat. People were mean to me. They left me tied up, and hit me. They knew there was something wrong with my skin, but they didn’t do anything about it. And somehow, I left that bad place and ended up in the big, noisy, scary place.

Compared to my original home, the big scary place was wonderful! They fed me, and cuddled with me and sometimes I could meet other dogs. But it wasn’t home. There wasn’t anyone who just loved me and wanted me to be theirs. You can see my picture from the big scary place...I wanted out!

Then someone from Lab Rescue came to meet me. They cuddled with me and gave me treats. Best of all, they put in the strange box for a little while, and then…I was at a house! With other dogs to play with! Of course, I didn’t know it was a house, or what a house was. I was scared to go inside…I didn’t know what would happen to me, or what I could do. But it's a wonderful place!

The next day my foster mom took me to someone to look at my skin, and we got terrible news. I had something called sarcoptic mange. That’s what made my skin so itchy and my fur fall out. But my foster mom to me someplace where they made it all go away, and now I don’t itch or scratch and my coat is growing back nicely.

When I came to my foster mom’s, there were so many things I didn’t know. I didn’t have any manners, and I would jump up on people, and I played rough. I was terrible on walks, bouncing and pulling because everything was so new and exciting! But my foster mom was patient with me, and I have learned a lot since those first days. I learned what a house was and how to eat with other dogs. I learned that a walk on a leash was fun and I get to do that every day. I learned how to play nicely with humans and not bite, and I play really well with other dogs. I even learned how to walk by cats; I just ignore them. What’s the big deal about cats anyway? They are not nearly as interesting as humans or my dog friends!

I don’t know who my parents are, the shelter said Lab & husky but listed me as part Bolognese (isn’t that a yummy thing to eat??) and my foster mom thinks terrier, but whatever the genes, the Lab part of me rules! You need to come see me; my pictures don’t do me justice. I love to cuddle and play. I have tons of energy; they don’t call me Scooter for nothing! I need at least 2 long walks a day to wear me out, and then I need lots of playtime to make me tired! I LOVE playing with my foster sisters, especially the one the same age as me. It would be great to always have a dog friend to play with. I LOVE to wag my tail! It almost never stops; ok, maybe when I am sleeping. And I am smart! I have taught my foster mom all kinds of great things: when I sit in the kitchen, she gives me my dinner, and when I sit for the leash she takes me for a walk. She’s a pretty smart cookie too!

Much as I love it here, it’s time for me to go to my forever home now. I am looking for a family who has experience with young, energetic dogs! I would love a home with another dog. I need a home that is willing to take the time it takes to train a pup like me, with someone who can be a leader to me and show me the right path. My new family has to be very consistent with me so I learn how to do the right things; they need to commit to taking me to training so I learn how to do what they ask me to do, and to keep my mind busy. I need an active family, who can give me the exercise that I need every single day; when I am a tired dog, I am a good dog!

If you have the time and experience to train an energetic young Lab, and want to give this sweet boy the love, attention, leadership and family that he needs and deserves, please contact Debbi at dragonflydebbi@gmail.com or 408-613-2044 to talk about having sweet, cuddly, active Scooter as part of your family.

Please note: phone calls will be returned after September 30th.

(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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Mackie: Black Female - spayed 6 years old 50 pounds


Mackie was surrended to a high kill shelter because the children begged their mom to get them a new puppy. How anyone could have dumped this lovely senior gal makes no sense to us. She's a total lovebug. She's a great size and is very well behaved. She's wonderful with children. She can be left home alone for a few hours with run of the house and is totally trustworthy. There are many good things about adopting a more mature Lab such as no chewing, digging, etc.

Mackie has a very cute smile, takes treats very gently and can be counted on to sleep all night and take a few naps during the day although she has plenty of energy to take long hikes and could make a good running partner. She loves to go for rides but when you're ready to watch a movie or the daily news will cuddle with you on the couch and watch TV. She also gives sweet little kisses but only if asked to do so.

One of her favorite tricks is to grab one of her toys or a sock if you've left one lying around while you're fixing her meals and dance around with it, tossing it in the air and catching it. She's very good on a leash and doesn't get distracted by othe dogs or squirrels etc. She might even be a good apartment dog as she's small, disciplined on the leash and doesn't get into mischief if left alone.

For more information on Mackie email sylstrattn@aol.com, text 831 596 1700 or call in the evenings 831 373 2759.

(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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7 LAB / Pointer? MIX PUPPIES 6 Weeks Old
1 Chocolate Male – Fuzzy hair, 1 Chocolate Female, 2 Black Females, 3 Black Males – 1 with Fuzzy hair
(Lab rescue will send them home at 7 weeks of age.)


Golden Gate Lab Rescue pulled from the Tulare shelter Mom – Maxie, her one year old daughter and her 7 puppies. (Mom’s picture is above and we think she is lab / pointer?) A gang brought them all into the shelter and we pulled them right away, they were only in the shelter for two days. We have them in a foster home and all are doing well. Mom seems to be well cared for and knows many commands; someone has spent a lot of time with her and taking good care of her. The puppies are very healthy and are very active. They are running around and playing and the foster is trying to paper train them.

They are eating puppy food at this time and will be ready to go home at seven weeks. All of the puppies seems very sweet and good natured and seem very smart! They have had a well check with the vet and they will be dewormed this week.

We want homes for the puppies where people are around, will commit to their training and homes that can commit to regular exercise. From what we can tell the dogs will not be huge dogs but the girls would be around 50-60 pounds and the boys 70-80 pounds.

If you are around during the day and have time to give to a puppy and will take to training, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374, or email liz@jobshopsf.com If you email please let me know about your home situation and your experience with dogs. (I will get back to everyone as soon as I can.)

(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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"Mustang" Sally: 2 Year Old Spayed Yellow Female Lab 60 Pounds


Fresno Lab rescue reached out to Golden Gate Lab Rescue to see if we would be able to take Sally. They were full and Sally’s time was up. Sally passed all the tests at the shelter and her time was up so we decided to help Sally and take her into our program. Sally was an owner surrender as her owner came back from serving in Iraq and was injured; so he could no longer take care of a young active dog. He tried to get friends and family to take her with no luck so he had to surrender her to the shelter. (He asked the shelter to let him know if she was not going to be adopted and he would try to make things work.)

We took Sally into our program four weeks ago. When we took her in Sally was in heat, she had kennel cough and when we met her there was something wrong with her eye. We had to wait for the kennel cough to be over before we could take her to an eye specialist. We finally got her in to the eye doctor and Sally needs to have her eye removed. The pressure in one eye is 13 and her other eye is 67. (Lab Rescue has her schedule to be spayed and have her eye removed on 09/23.) Once Sally has her eye removed she will be in less pain and having one eye will not slow Sally down! We had Sally professionally evaluated and she passed with all the tests the evaluator put her through. She was active in the car at first, we would recommend using a crate or a tie down in the car with her. She knows sit, stay and come with treats. She loves to be with people and she loves to run and run and chase the balls! She is clean in her kennel and with her previous owner she was an inside dog and part of the family. Sally needs to work on her leash manners as she does pull hard on the leash; she gets very excited at first and will settle down after a few minutes but we would recommend walking her with a correction collar. She met many dogs at the kennel and out with the dog trainer and she had no issues other than getting excited about the smaller dogs.

We now have Sally in a foster home and the foster reports:

Sally is a complete sweetheart of a dog. She has adjusted extremely quickly to our home and family. She is very loving and plays well with other dogs. We are working on her manners especially jumping up. She has a lot of energy and needs to go on a couple of walks a day. She is ready to meet her forever family and will quickly bond and give back with love and affection. Sally sleeps in a crate at night and she is great with the foster mom’s two dogs.

Sally needs to be in a home where someone is around, a home that will continue her training, a home that can get her out for regular exercise – a tired dog is a good dog and a home with older kids. Sally may knock over a small child. Sally does get excited when she sees small dogs so we think she would chase cats; so a home with no cats or small dogs.

Sally is very healthy, has all her shots, is microchipped, heartworm negative and is spayed. She is located in Danville.

If you have the time for this active happy girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 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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Jasmine: 7 Year Old Non-Spayed Yellow Female Lab 70 Pounds


Jasmine’s family lost their home and had to move into a place that could would not take dogs. They thought they found a great home for her but they found out the owner they selected wanted to make her into a breeding dog. They contacted the new owner and convinced them to give her back. They had her in their new place and was trying to find a new home for her but the landlord found out and they had to take her to the Ukiah shelter. Lab Rescue works closely with the Ukiah shelter so they contacted us to see if we would be able to pull her and take her into our program. Once we met Jasmine we knew she was a wonderful dog that needed to get out of the shelter and burn off some of her energy.

This is what we know about Jasmine:

Jasmine has been owned by one family since she was a puppy. They purchased her from a breeder in the Mendocino area and she has been a loved pet her entire life. She has been an inside dog, she has been around kids of all ages and she has been around cats. She does get excited when she sees them but she could be trained to not chase them. Even though Jasmine is seven she is a very active dog and needs to go to an active family. The foster mom says she is full of energy and as you can see she loves her new foster brother. She has been around all dogs and has never had any issues with them. She loves to play ball, ride in the car and of course she loves the water! She knows a few commands sit, stay and down. The one thing Jasmine needs is help walking on a leash. We are not sure her owners walked her on a leash very often. We would recommend using a correction collar with her. She is able to jump in and out of the car and when she is riding in the car we would suggest a tie down or a crate. She had not had any health issues and is current on her shots, is heartworm negative and is microchipped. Lab Rescue is working on getting her spayed.

Lab Rescue would like to find a home for Jasmine that is around, is active and a home that will continue the training she has started. We would recommend a home with older children as Jasmine is a very excited girl and may knock over small children. Jasmine is located in San Francisco.

If you have the time for this active happy girl and want her to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 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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Jack: 10 1/2 Year Old Spayed Black Male Neutered Lab 90 lbs.


Hi! I’m Big Black Jack and I’m looking for a special family to let me into their home and their hearts. Through no fault of my own, my family had to surrender me to the Humane Society because they lost their home. I lived with kids and love them! In fact, I love all people. I’ve met several dogs at the shelter and was very excited but appropriately friendly. I was pretty interested in the cats I saw at the shelter so I’ll probably do best in a home without cats. Though I’m a “Retriever,” I’m not all that into chasing the ball (maybe when I lose a few pounds that will be more fun!). And as a Lab, I definitely have a fondness for food and other chewy toys, maybe a little too much. Sometimes I get upset about sharing my favorite chews, so I should probably live with a family with mature kids over 13. Hey I have an idea – it’d be great if my whole new family can work with me to learn to share happily by trading favorite treats for chewys I would rather not share. I’m currently in a foster home with this incredibly nice trainer and I’m sure she could show you some tricks of the trade.

I am a very good boy who would like to enjoy my golden years with someone who likes to go for a few walks a day, who loves to rub my belly and who wants to be my new best friend.

Though I’m a senior dog, please consider adopting me. I come with so many great benefits – you know what you’re getting, I’m house-trained, I promise not to chew up your house and I’m pretty darn mellow. And mostly, I’d so appreciate you taking a chance on me that I’d smile and give you sloppy kisses all day.

What Jack’s foster has to say: "I’ve only had Jack a few days but so far so good! Jack seems to be a very happy guy and is pleased to be in a home environment again. He has surprised me on how puppy-like he becomes when it’s time for our walks and, of course, at dinner time too. He gets along well with my dog although when my dog plays fetch Jack gets very excited and wants to bark at him but isn’t aggressive. On walks he is a bit strong so I’ve started using a correction collar and that really seems to help with the pulling. I’m surprised how quickly he is picking up on the training. I’ll be happy to work with his new owners to keep Jack on the right path during his golden years! Overall, Jack is a sweet dog and I am enjoying spending time and training this big lovable guy!"

What Lab Rescue is looking for: Jack is a wonderful dog who has had a few bumps in the road lately. We want him to go to a home where someone can be around most of the day with him, someone who will continue with his training and who will get him out for regular exercise to lose some of those extra pounds. Jack is healthy, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and micro chipped. Jack is located in Santa Rosa.

If you have the time for this sweet boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Rescue Rep Candace @ (415) 860-5456.

(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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Lola: Yellow female 10 - 12 years old (This is a guess from the Vet.) Lab-mix 60 lbs.

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Lola was rescued from a busy intersection in the East Bay by a Good Samaritan who quickly called Lab Rescue. Lola is a sweet girl who looks like she's either been neglected in her home or been on the streets a little while. Lola is quiet but not fearful and seems so appreciative of love and attention. She has behaved beautifully in her fosters home and is cozy with their dog and cats. Lola has already been to the vet for a wellness check, blood work, heartworm test, shots, x-rays and a microchip. From the x-rays it did come back that Lola has had a previous ACL injury which she has arthritis in her leg and her hips. She is a dog that will need to be on medication for this but she still is very mobile and goes for lots of walks. She needs to gain a little weight and is making progress in that area. Lola is one of those dogs that crosses your path and it makes you realize why we volunteer all the hours we do. She is a dog that always has a smile on her face no matter what life hands her.

**UPDATE from the fosters**-- "Lola is people orientated and just a gentle soul. She wants to know where we are at all times and pretty much follows one of us around the house. She will lie down and get comfy on her own, but definitely likes to be with the whole pack. We have another dog and two cats, and she gets along quite well with all of them. The cats have come up to her face to explore, and she just leaves them be and doesn't seem particularly interested. She's a good walker and does fine climbing the 6 stairs up to our house. We've taken her on walks--she does great on the leash and no real pulling except when she smells something good and wants to sniff. But even then she's a gentle puller and listens when you encourage her to keep moving. She seems house-trained as there haven't been any accidents in the house. She likes to be pet and loved, and has been very sweet with guests who come over to meet her.

This one is a real sweetie. She likes head rubs, belly rubs, physical contact, and makes lots of inquisitive eye contact to see what you're up to. She hasn't been very interested in toys or fetch, but will roll around joyfully in a cool patch of grass. Absolutely no disruptive or destructive behaviors like chewing barking etc."

A very sweet, easy girl who deserves loving companionship in her Golden Years. All she needs is TLC, a couple of walks a day, a soft bed and YOU, a retired person or someone working from home. Lola is located in Oakland.

If you are interested in providing a loving home to sweet Lola, please contact Rescue Rep Allison at 415-806-2490.

(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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Jasper: 6 Year-Old Black Male Labrador, Neutered 60 Pounds
We are not accepting any more calls for Jasper.



Jasper is an owner surrender by a family who’s had some significant life changes, preventing them from giving Jasper the care and attention he so much deserves. They recently had twins and one of their jobs has become increasingly more demanding. A family member who used to come and walk Jasper 3-4 times a week is no longer available, and although Jasper is great around the twins, he has run over them in his excitement to get to his owners. Jasper was a previous rescue and his current family adopted him when he was around two. Jasper has been very well taken care of and loved throughout his life, and although it’s a difficult decision to give him up, this family knows it’s in his best interest.

Jasper is a very nice dog and appears to love his people. He is a smaller American Lab (60 lbs) .He knows how to play fetch, allowing you to take the toy from him with a gentle mouth. He is easy to walk and pulls a little at first. He is very food motivated and when the Lab Rescue rep presented him with treats, he swallowed them whole! The owner said he has stolen food from the twins and chewed on a bag of hers for an apple and her husband’s jacket pocket for some treats, but he has never chewed on furniture, shoes, or anything else that’s been left out. Jasper is not a barker and only whines to be let in if everyone else is inside. He is great with kids, but because of the food stealing and potentially running over little ones in his excitement, older children would be best. Jasper chases the neighbor’s cat along the fence line, so he should go to a home without cats. He gets along fine with his owner’s sister’s dogs, but doesn’t really play with them. He has growled at them when they’ve tried to eat his food, so feeding separately when there’s another dog is necessary. He seems scared and a little hesitant around small dogs; the owners think it could be possible that Jasper had a bad experience with a little dog before they adopted him. Jasper truly loves his people, more than other dogs. He likes to play, is housebroken, enjoys car rides, loves to be pet and cuddled, is healthy, up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped.

What Jasper’s Family Says:

Jasper is the perfect jogging and hiking partner and is happiest indoors or outdoors, as long as he's with his people. Jasper knows sit, down, stay, come, shake, and bring and out (drop) when playing fetch. He pulls a little on the leash when walking but only at first because he's excited to go on a walk and settles down quickly. Jasper is also extremely food motivated so he's very easy to train. He does counter surf, but only if there is food out and nobody is around. Jasper is fine being home alone for up to 6-8hrs, in the house, where he usually sleeps all day. We'd prefer someone who is home most of the day, or at least a dog walker a few times a week as Jasper is a high energy lab. Jasper is fine around other dogs, but generally ignores them and would rather be with and around people, so we think a home where he is the only dog would be best. He is extremely prey driven and will chase cats. A home without a cat is best.

Lab Rescue is looking for a home where someone is around most of the day and will provide guidance, leadership, and daily exercise. Jasper presently goes on 1-2 walks a day and plays fetch, AT LEAST, once per day. He will be best suited with an active family and as his owner said, Jasper is the perfect jogging or hiking partner.

Jasper will stay with his present owners until a permanent home is found. They are willing to work with Lab Rescue and take the time to find the best forever home for him. Jasper is located in Campbell.



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Munchie: 8-yr-old, 70-lb, neutered black lab
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Vrrroom…vroommmmm….go go go! I am Munchie and I may look like a black lab, but I have the heart, soul, energy and drive of a border collie. It must be in my genes. Everything I do is quick and enthusiastic. Do you love labs AND border collies? I am the dog for you. Do you like to run 10Ks or marathons? Need a running partner? I am the dog for you! Don’t let my age fool you. This 8-year-young boy runs circles around younger pups in the dog park. Just watch me!

Back to my enthusiasm. I am eager to chase a tennis ball. It’s my favorite activity. I am a wee bit ball obsessed, I admit it. And car rides -- I am a fan. Don’t mind a little of my drool flying here and there during car rides. My foster families have taught me how to walk well on leash; I can heel quite nicely. I get along very well with other dogs. My speed and excitement to greet others can be slightly disconcerting [that’s a pretty fancy word for a dog to use, eh?] especially if you are a smaller dog. But after a quick sniff of your butt, I’m on my way. I am really more interested in a tennis ball and a good walk or run.

What are my other favorite things? Counter surfing! Doah! Don’t leave a T-bone steak within reach, and don’t try to take it out of my mouth when I have snagged it. I will need an owner who can work with me in this area, as nobody has ever taught me the rules of the kitchen.

Like any good herding dog, I show occasional signs of wanting to run the show. My foster family says, I would do well with a dog-savvy owner (no first-time dog owners, please). And because I so need my energy to be channeled and I love love love mental stimulation, my rep will encourage you to take me to doggie obedience classes. Not because I don’t know how to sit and stay and lie down, I do. But because it will help you build a relationship with me as my leader – please lead me! You could even do doggie agility training with me. I will excel!

What his GGLRR rep says: Munchie is house-trained and crate-trained. Sleeps quietly through the night in his crate. He also knows the basic commands (sit, stay, wait, come, down etc.). Munchie needs an owner willing to manage his high energy. The new owner should be committed to employing a crate for Munchie as he has learned that this is his safe zone where he can chill and not have any responsibilities to be on the go-go-go.. Munchie is currently in great health, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped.

Warning: You better have a stomach for really drooly-slobbery tennis balls cause Munchie will goober-up a tennis ball in no time at all. Yuck! But that’s what chuck-its are made for.

If you are interested in Munchie, call Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.

(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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Sammy: Black Male Labrador Mix 10 - 12 years old, neutered 55 lbs
We need A foster for Sammy - please contact Kris, 415-652-6091, if you can help.

Sweet Sammy was a stray from San Jose Animal Animal Care and Services, in need of urgent rescue as his time was up at the shelter. Thankfully, a wonderful foster stepped up and took him in without hesitation.

It is obvious that Sam has belonged to someone. He is sweet but looks like he’s been neglected and out on the streets for a good amount of time. He is pretty skinny and needs to put on some weight. He was understandably anxious at the shelter and quickly settled in to his foster’s home within a few days. He went from constantly wandering the yard and making his rounds within the house, rarely settling, to staying by her side whenever he can. He is housetrained and although he doesn’t prefer it, will settle into his crate when the foster is tending to things around the house.

He has been enjoying 30 minute daily walks, and the foster reports that although he does pull a bit, he always sits at her side, patiently, whenever she stops to talk with someone. He is wonderful with other dogs and kids, quite gentle actually. Because he is a senior dog, we would want him around kids who will be easy with him. He interacts well with the foster's two granchildren, who are 7 and 9 and when I picked him up from the shelter, I had my 2 1/2 year-old toddler with me and the two of them stood side by side, patiently, while the foster and I prepared her car for him. If another dog is growly, Sammy does not react and will turn and walk away. We do not know how Sammy is around cats.

Update from the foster:

Sammy is a sweet guy and seems to have had some training. He is a picky eater and won’t eat unless a little chicken is mixed in with his dry kibble. He’s not into toys or playing fetch, probably because he's never been shown how. He simply wants to be with you. He lays at my feet, when I'm sitting at the kitchen table. Sammy likes car rides, although he does try to sneak into the front seat. He does not chew on non-dog items and is not destructive, at all. He loves to be close and will poke my hand with his nose, or nudge my leg to be petted.

Sammy has already been to the vet for a wellness check, blood work, shots, microchip and is heartworm negative. He does have some age-related osteoarthritis, but it does not slow him down from his daily walks. He needs to gain a little weight and is making progress in that area.

Lab Rescue is looking for a forever family where someone is home most of the day and, or retired. Sam would be ideal with adopters who are not overly active. He’s just happy being with his people, keeping you company and deserves a loving family who will be by his side. Sammy is located in San Jose.

If you are interested in providing a loving home to sweet Sammy, please contact 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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Coal: 9 Year Old Black Male Neutered Lab 80 Pounds
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Hi,

My name is Coal and I have had a great life thus far. I have been very well loved and cared for by my previous owners. Dad had a hip and knees replaced and mom became legally blind. With a lot of tears and a call to Lab Rescue they surrendered me as they knew I needed a better more active life than what they could provide. I have been living in a wonderful foster home with a 3 year old Lab buddy.

Here's what my foster Mom has to say:

We've had many foster dogs for GGLRR and Coal is one of the sweetest boys ever! If you are looking for a sweet boy who gets along with everyone (humans (including kids) and canines) he is the dog for you. We take a morning walk with our own 3 year old Lab and then we go to our neighborhood park every evening for socialization and play time with lots of other dogs and people. Coal doesn't pull on the leash and walks right by your side. He will chase after the ball but is not obsessed with it but he loves a good game of tug of war with my dog. I've left both dogs alone for a few hours and there is no destruction of any kind when I return. He is learning some basic commands - sit, down, stay - and he waits at the door before we go out. He sleeps without a stir on his dog bed throughout the night. Coal is a dog with good energy and acts like a much younger dog. He's a happy dog who wants to have fun and play. No worries about your neighbors complaining - he is not a barker. He definitely loves to be with his human and loves to lean against your leg or lay down on your foot. He's a touchy feely kind of guy which is great for someone who is looking for a companion. He uses a dog door to go out to the yard to potty. Someone will be VERY lucky to have Coal for their buddy.

What Coal's Lab Rescue Rep has to say:

Coal is a wonderfully sweet, good dog with a gorgeous black coat. He has no issues with food or toy aggression. His previous owner said he loves to swim and retrieve sticks. He is good with kids although, unless big dog savvy, there should not be toddlers in the house because he could inadvertently knock them over. He follows his human so if you are looking for a dog to lay at your feet he is the dog for you. We want to adopt him out to a home that will be committed to regular walks and exercise. A basic obedience class would be beneficial as he wants to please and it will establish his new owner as the leader and develop a wonderful bond between them. He is good with other dogs and loves all people. We are unsure of cats.

Coal is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, microchipped and blood work is normal. He is located in Mountain View.

If you are interested in this sweet, loving boy and can provide a loving home with daily exercise and be around to give him the love he deserves, please call Rescue Rep Sandy @ 650 303-2436.

(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.








Moose: 4-yr-old, 80 lb, neutered black lab
We are not accepting any more calls for Moose.


Hi, my name is Moose! I am one big furball of wags and cuddles! I am a super affectionate, loyal, kind-hearted and gentle spirit. I truly melt the heart of anyone who meets me. I was born blind, but that does not slow me down! Being blind is all I have ever known, so to me it is normal! I can memorize any new floor plan within just a few hours, and if you see me about to bump into something all you have to say is “bonk!” and I usually will stop right away. Sometimes you will need to help me get down stairs, or couches, or beds, but after a few times I get the hang of it.

I love all people. I would stay by your side all day if you want. I just love being around you giving you lots of tail wags and head nudges. I like to think of myself as a lap dog; yes, I am big, but that doesn’t stop me; I love to snuggle up! I will even share the bed with you if you let me! I like other animals as well! Since I can’t see, my fellow canine friends have told me I can be a little forward, but I am just excited to meet them! I am great with cats as well, they are not prey to me, instead, they are another friend to hang out with! I do well with people of all ages too, young and old, just know sometimes I can get very excited with all the new people to meet.

My favorite thing in the world to do besides just being with you is to go on walks with you! Daily walks are the best! I love, love adventure and am up for almost anything! I am 100% house trained, and know all the basic commands too. I have been told I am a smarty pants and could learn to do just about anything as long as there is a yummy prize at the end. I would love to go to a home where my human can be my best friend and spend lots of time with, and one that will also keep up with my fun, active side as well. I am not interested in living in a backyard or garage because how would I get to spend time with you there? I am looking for a lifelong companion and a warm home to call my own.

What his GGLRR rep says: Moose’s owners made the heartbreaking decision to rehome their beloved dog… due to non-dog job/family/financial situations that have left them unable to provide him the life he deserves. Moose is a special-needs dog that deserves a special owner who is willing to patiently work with Moose to learn the layout of his new home, reduce his leash-pulling behaviors, and teach him how to properly meet, greet and play with other dogs. Moose’s lack of sight is more than made up by his lively and loving personality. Moose is micro-chipped and will soon be current on his rabies and distemper shots.



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Fahrenheit: 10-year-old, 79-lb, Neutered Black Male Lab


My friends call me “Fahren”. Others know me as “Fahrenheit” cause I am cool under pressure but one warm and loving hound.

I’ve spent the last four years as an owner-trained service dog helping my owner through seizures and other ailments. I would help my owner during and after seizures, always attentive to her needs. I would even go “get medicine” for my owner. I loved to serve. Well, she became less prone to the seizures and at the same time had to move into a very small house for reasons I do not understand. I found myself relegated to the back yard. Not fun!

I’ve been living with a small terrier, several cats, and a giant macaw for the past few months in that backyard. Check out the photo of me snoozing with that cat. They all got to go inside at night, and I was kept outside. I still love them all. My owner recognized that the backyard was not a good place for me, so she turned me over to the lab rescue folks. Bless her!

I have no food or toy aggression, and I love to play fetch and chase balls. If you have a truck, I am totally game to jump up into it and head off on some adventure with you. Got stick? Toss it out into the water. I will fetch it. Just watch me! If you have a stuffed toy, I will follow you anywhere. My former owner says that I “used to be a great dog-park dog” but I am out of practice. I am eager to get back into it and make it part of my regular routine. Two weeks ago, some tall good-looking lab rescue guy walked me around Lake Temescal Park in Oakland. I met all these dogs I did not know… and I smelled all of their butts. It was awesome.

Ditto on that walking-on-leash thing. I am just out of practice. In the last few months, I’ve gotten very few walks. Man, do I need do some walking with a pack leader or what? Please help me out.

My former owner calls me “goofy”, but I translate that friendly and loving. Yeah, I tend to jump up on people, but only in a playful way. I used to know (and respond) to a whole bunch of commands, but I am out of practice on those too. I used to know what “drop”, “leave it”, “get your leash”, “stay” meant – I could really use a refresher.

As a ten-year-old pup, I do have some bumps and lumps… and the vet is going to be checking me real soon. I bet you I will get a clean bill of health.

I’ve been hanging out lately at this great place in Menlo Park. Somebody called “Foster” lives here. She is nice. She’s taken me for a few drives in her car – I like to go for drives. She took me for a run – I think I surprised her when I wanted to keep on running after she stopped. I think “Foster” needs to practice running more.

What Fahren’s foster says: Fahrenheit is going to make someone an AMAZING pet and family member. He frolics beautifully with other dogs. We have taken him to the dog park and invited our neighbor’s lab over to play in our back yard. In each case, he was a little rusty on the rules of play, but delightedly joined in the chasing and running around. No signs of any aggression, and he has the energy and bounce of a much younger dog. This is a dog who will thrive when he is engaged—he loves to do training (sit, stay, shake, down, come, etc.), he loves to play with other dogs. I’ve never heard him bark, and he rides like a dream in the car. He enjoys chasing a ball but isn’t so good with the retrieving part, and isn’t ball- or toy-obsessed. He gets very attached to his humans, and I think he’d be a wonderful companion for someone who wants a true partner in life. He sleeps through the night, either on the dog bed, or when invited to share a bed with one of our human children (ages 9 and 11), and bothers no one until we all wake up.

What Fahren’s Rescue Rep says: For a ten-year-old dog, Fahrenheit is incredibly vibrant and playful. As an owner-trained service dog, Fahren was taught a wealth of commands including Speak, Gentle, Sit, Down, Stay, To your bed, Go get your (item), Kiss, and, yes, Dig – but is out of practice with many of them. Fahren could go to a home with another dog… or a home with cats… or a home with a large bird. He will become very attached his new owner… but don’t expect him to be a wall-flower. He really wants a job to do. This is one special dog.

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Midnight: 5 Year Old Spayed Black Female Lab 73 Pounds
We want Midnight and Bradshaw adopted together.


Midnight is a calm, sweet tempered friendly black Lab with a glossy black coat that lives up to her name. She was adopted as a puppy from a breeder, along with her sibling Bradshaw, when they were about 8 weeks old. For most of her life, Midnight and Bradshaw were part of a family, but recently circumstances changed, her parents got divorced, the human sibling outgrew her interest in the dogs, and her dad got a new job where he travels so much, he can’t take care of the dogs. The dogs spent much of their days in the garage in a large pen, and didn’t have much opportunity to get out for walks and play. So he called Lab Rescue for help.

Midnight is a happy girl who loves people and loves to play. She passed her handling test with flying colors. Midnight loves the ball, and will bring it back and drop it nicely for you. She likes to play with toys; if you throw one for her, she will bring the toy back to you. Midnight does not jump up on people.

Midnight went to puppy training and learned Sit, Down, Leave It, Heel, Fetch, Stop and Stay. It has not been reinforced over the years, but she did sit and down for a treat, which she took gently. She was happy to roll over for a belly rub. She was fine when we touched her paws, tugged her legs, checked her ears and teeth. When we put her food bowl down she looked at it and backed away. Midnight is a calm dog and seems to naturally have good manners. Some reinforcement and reminders of her puppy training should help Midnight to be a wonderful inside family dog. Midnight does pull on the leash; she loves her walk, but she’s a lot of dog, so work on her leash manners is a must! Midnight is good around other big dogs. She is house trained but not crate trained, and has not spent time in a house alone, as she was left in the garage when the owner was not around. She loves to ride on the car and loves to swim.

Midnight grew up with a small child (she was 7 when he joined the family) and is good around children. She is unknown with cats, but since she does chase squirrels, she should probably go to a cat-free home. Midnight has AKC papers, but has not been registered.

Lab Rescue is looking for an experienced adopter who will enjoy working with Midnight to reinforce her training, and to help her to walk well on a leash, so that Midnight can get the exercise that a healthy adult Lab needs.

We had Midnight at our boarding facility and she did great. She was clean in her kennel, did not bark or whine and got along with all the dogs at the facility. She has been a very easy dog for Lab Rescue and should be a very easy dog for the adopter as long she continues to get plenty of exercise and continued training.

Midnight is spayed, has her shots, and has been microchipped and heartworm free. Midnight and Bradshaw are located in El Cerrito.

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Bradshaw: 5 Year Old Neutered Yellow Male Lab ~90 Pounds
We want Midnight and Bradshaw adopted together.


Bradshaw is a big, beautiful blonde hunk of a dog. He was adopted as a puppy from a breeder, along with his sibling Midnight, when he was about 8 weeks old. For most of his life, Bradshaw and Midnight were part of a family, but recently circumstances changed, his parents got divorced, the human sibling outgrew her interest in the dogs, and his dad got a new job where he travels so much, he can’t take care of the dogs. They spend much of their days in the garage in a large pen, and didn’t have much opportunity to get out for walks and play. So he called Lab Rescue for help.

Bradshaw is a happy boy, outgoing and sociable. He passed his handling test with flying colors, although he did give a funny look to the rep when she played with his paws (as in, what are you doing with my feet?!). Bradshaw loves the ball, and will bring it back and drop it nicely for you. He likes to play with toys; keep away seems to be one of his favorite games, but if you don’t chase him, he will bring the toy back to you. He does not jump up on people.

Bradshaw went to puppy training and learned Come, Leave It, Take It, Down, Sit, Heel, Fetch, Stop and Stay. It has not been reinforced over the years, but he did sit and down for a treat, which he took gently. Some reinforcement and reminders should get him back on track. Bradshaw does pull on the leash; he loves his walk, but he’s a lot of dog, so work on his on leash manners is a must! He’s good around other big dogs. He is house trained but not crate trained, and has not spent time in a house alone, as he was left in the garage when the owner was not around. He loves to swim and go for car rides.

Bradshaw grew up with a small child (she was 7 when he joined the family) and is good around children. He is unknown with cats, but since he does chase squirrels, he should probably go to a cat-free home.

Bradshaw was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. He began having occasional seizures in November 2013, and he’s had a few seizures in the last 6 months. In June of 2014 Bradshaw was given anti-seizure medication, but he’s no longer taking it because he didn’t have any seizures. Dogs with epilepsy can have a perfectly normal life, but his new family will need to be comfortable with the idea and continue treatment if necessary.

Bradshaw has AKC papers, but has not been registered.

Lab Rescue is looking for an experienced adopter who will enjoy working with Bradshaw to reinforce his training, and especially to help him to walk well on a leash, so that Bradshaw can get the exercise that a healthy adult Lab needs. Because Bradshaw is a big boy, a family with children over 10 would be best.

We had Bradshaw at our boarding facility and he did great. He was clean in his kennel, did not bark or whine and got along with all the dogs at the facility. He has been a very easy dog for Lab Rescue and should be a very easy dog for the adopter as long he continues to get plenty of exercise and continued training.

Bradshaw is neutered, and by the time he is adopted he will be up to date on his shots, microchipped and heartworm free. Midnight and Bradshaw are located in El Cerrito. (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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Dina: 7 Year Old Chocolate Female 75 Pounds AKC


Dina has been a beloved pet for 7 years. Her owner had to go into the hospital and now it seems he will not be coming home. Dina’s neighbors all rallied and contacted many rescues to see if they could help, as they did not want her to go to the shelter. They knew she was a wonderful dog and the next family to adopt her would be able to see this. Even though many shelters are no kill shelters they felt like they did not want to risk taking her to a shelter. They finally got in touch with Golden Gate Lab Rescue and we told them we would have to meet her and decide if we could take her into our program. GGLRR had Dina professionally evaluated and she passed with flying colors! GGLRR did not have a foster home right away so the neighbors took care of her and also took her into the vet for all her medical needs.

What GGLRR has found in Dina is a very sweet girl who gets along with everyone and everything! The owner got her at 6 months old from a breeder in Windsor, CA. She has been an inside dog and part of the family since the owner purchased her. She loves other dogs and has no issues with them, she is a submissive dog. She has been in her home with cats and does not try to chase them. The owner trained Dina but she does need a refresher with her commands. She knows sit, down, shake and she does take treats very gently from your hand. She loves to go for car rides and we think the owner would take her to swim. She is a dog that has energy still so getting her out for regular exercise would be good. Since she has not been walked on a regular basis Dina does jump up but she will stop with a No. (We think part of the jumping up comes from being left in the home for 2 months and not being walked. She was fed and had some company come and go but she just does want some attention!) She has been around children and does love the attention. IF the new owner exercised her and worked with her on the jumping up she could go to a home with smaller kids. The owner did crate train her and when he had people over he would tell her to go to her crate and she would.

We currently have her at our boarding facility in Petaluma and she is fine with all dogs and people. She does not bark when left alone and the kennel loves having her around. Dina is being treated for flea allergy as the owner did not follow up with her on this. She has some hair loss on her back, her tail and her back legs but the hair is growing back. The neighbors got her spayed, got her updated on her shots, got a full blood panel done, got her microchipped and got her heartworm tested which was negative, treated an ear infection and got her nails trimmed. She has had a couple of baths since we have had her and her skin is looking much better!

From the trainer:

Dina is a great dog and came right up to me in a non-threatening manner. She did not mind being touched all over, she took treats very nicely from my hand and allowed me to touch her face while she was chewing a bone. Shows no sign of separation anxiety; left her alone and walked outside. She is house trained, and has access to the house and backyard and is fine being left alone and does not chew up anything. She does need a refresher with her leash manners and I would suggest to use a training collar. When I brought my dogs over to meet Dina she had no issues with them and just wanted to play or be petted.

Dina is located in Petaluma!

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JACK: 14 month old neutered black lab about 55 lbs


Jack was found running loose in southern Monterey County and no one came to claim him. Lab rescue cannot understand why someone would abandon this darling smart boy. Jack is a very active 14 month boy who loves to retrieve and could play ball all day long but when your are finished playing, he will calm down and just hang out with you. He is a very loving guy and he loves being with his people. He is currently being fostered with who has two rescue Labs and he plays joyfully with both of them and enjoys other big dogs as well. He likes small dogs too but sometimes when playing they might get trampled on. As expected for a young Lab he will need some training but he is a fast learner. He knows sit, stay and lie down. He would be good in a family with older children and would love to have a dog buddy. I don't know how he will be with cats as he chases the squirrels in his foster's yard. He would be a wonderful addition to any family. A family that will give him years of love and joy which he will give back to them 10 fold. (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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Rossi: 4 Year Old Neutered Black Male Lab Mix 75 lbs.



From the owner:

Rossi was born on April 19, 2010, in Petaluma. I got him when he was just 4 months old. He has always been a very loving and quiet dog. For the longest I thought he was mute, as he never barked. He’s not mute, but not a barker at all, sometimes he’ll bark when he hears somebody making noise close to the house or garage door. Rossi is very obedient and a very fast learner. He loves to fetch and becomes single minded with his ball. Since he was a puppy, Rossi has not chewed on anything at all. He used to sleep with his head on top of my socks or shoes. Rossi loves the water, but is wary of the hose, he’ll jump in a creek or in the ocean without hesitation. He’s a regular at Dillon Beach. Rossi does not pull when he’s taken for walks, you just say “foot” and he’ll will stay with you. He also goes on bicycle rides, using a short leash he’ll will go on your side. He can also sense to which direction you’ll turn. Rossi loves car rides, since he was a puppy, and does not get car sick. He is very curious about cats and birds, I had to give up on my ducks. He only chases cats when he’s in a pack. When walking he’ll not run after a cat. Rossi knows several commands and has a routine at feeding time. You tell him: Rossi, get your bowl. He’ll will do that and then sit next to you with the bowl in his mouth. When I put the bowl down with the food, Rossi will sit and shake hands, he will wait until I say ‘come (eat in Portuguese) to start eating. You can take food from his mouth or put you hand in his bowl and he’ll not do anything. Commands he knows other than the above are: Leave it - he’ll drop whatever he has in his mouth; Seat; Come; Stop; Stay; and some others in Portuguese. Rossi is a very charming and loving dog, being a Lab/German Sheppard mix, he needs exercising and space. He can be left alone and will not try to escape. He stays at the edge of the garage when I have the door open. He is an excellent and loving companion. Rossi was named after MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi, not wine.

From the evaluator:

Rossi was a very nice dog. He is ball/toy obsessive but will drop when asked and takes it very gently from your hand. When a toy or ball is introduced his focus is only on that until you take it away and hide it. If he sees where you hid it he will stand there staring. I do not recommend he be in a home with cats as the current owners have had problems with him chasing cats. He tolerated being touched and pulled on all over. I wasn’t able to see him interact with dogs he didn’t know but I was able to see him with the three standard poodles he lives with. He was submissively licking them to solicit a correction (asking to be corrected to know his rank). Rossi is a big and tall dog, which I couldn’t tell just from the pictures. Rossi could really use more exercise then he’s currently getting. Great dog just not getting the attention he needs now that the owner lives with his girlfriend who has three poodles. I think he would do fine a home with children as well. Rossi is a very calm and friendly dog and will pick up things and bring them back to you. He has a very gentle mouth and takes treats nicely from your hand. He is a big boy – tall - we think he should go to a home with older children as he may knock small kids over.

Rossi has a current heartworm test, he has all his shots and he is neutered. Rossi is located in Santa Rosa.



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“SWEET SADIE”: 1 Year Old Non-Spayed Black Female Lab/Mix ~40 Pounds


Sadie, her mom and 7 three week old puppies were brought into the shelter in Tulare. A “gang” brought them into the shelter to surrender them. We do not know who dad is but a picture of mom is attached and she looks Lab/Pointer mix? (The papers the people filled out had her name as Sadgirl but we felt she needed a better name!)

Sadie is a very sweet dog and well behaved for a one year old. We have had her in a foster home for two weeks and she gets along with all dogs she meets and loves to run and play with the new dogs she meets. We have had her on a few play dates and she is cautious at first but then warms up quickly. The foster has mom, the puppies and Sadie in the garage and outside. Sadie does go to the bathroom outside and if it is too long before the foster comes home she will use the papers in the garage. (We feel Sadie would be fine in the home after a couple of weeks as she has only had 1-2 accidents and this is because the foster was away too long.) She is very quiet and a bit timid at first but once you get down on her level she will come right over.

She will sit for her food, she takes treats gently from your hand, she walks well on a leash, she will come when called and if you tell her no she will stop what she is doing. She is a very sensitive girl so we are making sure we use only positive commands and training with her. She would be great with kids of all ages and we feel she would be fine in a home with cats and would do great in a home with another dog.

She loves the attention from the foster and the many visitors that come over during the day to help with mom and the puppies. She does not destroy anything and loves her chew toys. She rides in the car fine but at first you need to lift her in as we think she has not been exposed too much. In the short time the foster mom has had Sadie she blossoms each day as she gets exposed to more and more things. (We feel she has not been abused but she has not been exposed to too much.) We are working on getting her into to a new foster home and once that happens we will work on getting her spayed. Sadie can go to a home with kids, cats, other dogs and a home that will work with her on more training and plenty of exercise.

Sadie has all her shots, is microchipped and heartworm free. Sadie is a very healthy girl and has not health issues. Sadie is located in Novato.



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Midnight: 2-3-year-old, 60-lb, spayed black lab mix
We are not accepting any more calls for Rossi.



Midnight is a wonderful gentle gal looking to thrive in her new forever home. She was rescued from a backyard in Hayward where she had just given birth to her second litter of puppies under a bush. The puppies have been adopted out through the fabulous Hopalong Animal Rescue group.

In the past month, under the care of GGLRR, Midnight has had a number of “firsts”:
· First time she has been welcomed inside of a house
· First time she has seen a world beyond a backyard
· First time she went for a walk on a leash
· First time she slept on a dog bed
· First time she ever played with a toy
· First time she played tug of rope with another dog
· First time she has had enough good nutritious food to eat

Her foster has carefully guided Midnight through all these experiences and Midnight has responded superbly. She has even mimicked the behavior of the other calm dogs in her foster home. Midnight gets along fine with small children. Not sure how she would do with cats.

Her dog bed is her safe zone and she will often go there to chill and relax – even when the vacuum cleaner is in action nearby. But if you reach for the leash, Midnight’s excitement will grow as she knows a walk is coming.

What her foster says: If we didn’t already have 2 dogs, we’d keep this lovely girl! Midnight is an absolute love bug that can’t get enough of cuddling up with my husband and me and my brother’s small children. She would love to live with a family who will keep her by their side most of the time, and one who has another dog to show her the way. She has not been left alone at our house without one of our two dogs with her. She is happy to go on car rides and hang out in the car while you run errands - is still timid about getting in the car but once she’s in she loves it. She is also house-trained and learning to use the doggy door. Her favorite activities are to go on a walk or to play tug-of-war, followed by a long nap. This timid girl needs lots of small outings to get used to new situations with someone who is willing to take their time and make her feel safe in the world she’s never been part of. No worries about your neighbors complaining - she is not a barker. Attending a few training class with her adopters will create the bond that Midnight needs, and will be very helpful for her to learn her manners. She sits when you pet her, but still doesn’t understand sitting for a treat…she’s very food motivated but gets overly excited for any food, so it’s hard for her to concentrate. She is great on the leash and off leash!!

What her GGLRR rep says: Midnight is now spayed and has gotten a clear bill of health from the vet: up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and will soon be micro-chipped. She is blind or has very little sight in her right eye (likely from an injury when she was young, according to the vet), but this does not slow her down. We would like to see Midnight go to a patient adopter in a home with other dogs, so she can continue to flourish and learn “how to be a dog” who is loved.

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Buddy: 8 Year Old Neutered Yellow Male Lab 75 lbs.


I have been doing Lab Rescue for twenty years and when dogs like Buddy cross our path, it reminds me why I love being a volunteer – to help dogs all dogs but especially dogs like Buddy!

From the owner:

Buddy is an eight year old lab that has been with one family his entire life. The family purchased Buddy from a breeder in Windsor, CA when he was eight weeks of age. The family has decided that Buddy would be better off in another home that has the time for him and a home that can help him with his skin allergies. (Buddy’s family is expecting their sixth child and Buddy has been neglected over the last few years and the family has not been able to take him to the vet on a regular basis.) Buddy is a super sweet guy that has been around kids of all ages and is great with them. The family describe him as a very friendly guy, is submissive around other dogs, has no possessiveness with toys or food, he is housebroken, loves to be inside with his family and Buddy can be left alone in the home with no issues. Buddy knows sit, stay, down, fetch and come – he has had some training as a puppy. He rides well in the car and he loves to swim as most labs do. He is fine when walking on a leash when he meets other dogs. We are not sure about cats with Buddy but he is the type of dog that we fell would be fine if introduced properly with cats.

From the foster:

Buddy is an eight-year-old yellow lab that we've fostered for four weeks. He is a wonderful dog -- polite, gentle, quiet, obedient and very affectionate. He likes to be around people and gets along well with other dogs. On the other hand, he has never been a problem when being alone -- if we have to leave, he waits patiently for us to get back. We've introduced him to long walks in the park, chasing the ball and swimming. Buddy likes to sniff everything in the park, as if it was a whole new world that he wasn't quite sure what to do with -- he has steadily gained confidence. He loves the park and does not need a leash -- though he runs to say hello to other dogs and people, he always keeps an eye to see where we are and he stays close -- he's very good at listening to commands. One time, he was running down a hill, and when our dog, Cheeto, got in his path, Buddy didn't miss a beat -- simply making a very graceful leap over Cheeto and continuing to run! At home, Buddy has adapted quickly into our household. He gets along well with Cheeto. Actually, he seems to get along with all the dogs he meets. Buddy is a toy lover, and always greet us at the door with his favorite toy. He is house-trained and barks very rarely. He doesn't particularly like getting baths, but he doesn't fight them. He may be the fastest eater we've seen -- our other dog is a speed-eater, but Buddy is even faster!

As you can see Buddy has allergy issues. We got him into our vet and things have improved dramatically already with him! We have him on a special food and on medication to help him with his skin allergies. Buddy’s skin issues became worse when the family moved from Santa Rosa to a more rural area. He is in a foster home in San Francisco and his itching has almost stopped and his hair is growing back. He will be a dog that needs a special diet and maybe some medication for his itching. Buddy is updated on his shots, is heartworm negative is neutered and microchipped!



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Sam: ~7 Year Old Neutered Yellow Male Lab 84 Pounds


Hi I am Sam! Sam I am! Finding a new family is my lifetime plan!

Once upon a time I had a family to love me, but somehow I ended up on the corner of Poplar and Chabot, looking for them. Someone else found me, and took me to this place with lots and lots of other dogs, barking and jumping and going crazy. It was wild! I ended up in this cage surrounded by these other dogs. I couldn’t wait to get out. How did I end up here?

Then one day someone from Lab Rescue showed up to look at another dog. The shelter folks told her about me, and when she met me, she knew that somewhere was a family who wants a dog like me. So she put me in something called a car, and off we went. I was pretty scared; even though there were treats for me during the ride, I cried a little because I had no idea where I was going. Finally the car stopped, and my life got even better!

I have a wonderful foster family, and my foster dog sister shows me the ropes. I love to cuddle with my humans. I feel much better now that I am in a home and feel like part of a family again. But I can’t stay here forever, and I really want a place to be forever, with a family I will love and who will love me. Is that family you?

From the Rescue Rep: Sam is a handsome yellow Lab who was picked up as a stray by the San Jose Animal Shelter. We don’t know very much about him, but we think he’s around 7 years old. Sam is a little bit of a chunky monkey, but with regular exercise he should be the fit and trim guy he’s meant to be. He always has a smile on his face and just wants to be with you and make you happy!

Sam settled in very quickly at his foster home, which includes a German Shepherd sister who has shown him the ropes.

Sam is a bit of a Velcro dog; he wants to be with his human all the time. He’s fine around other dogs; while in the shelter, he passed his dog to dog with flying colors, even when introduced to an obnoxious pit who body slammed him. Sam’s reaction? Per the shelter, “duh, I’m a Lab, whatever…”. Although he’s good with other dogs, Sam does not need another dog to make him happy. He is all about his humans, and as long as he can hang out with you, he’s happy. Sam is housebroken and crate trained; he sleeps in his crate at night.

Here’s what Sam’s foster mom has to say:

Sam is a Velcro dog. All he wants in life is to be sitting right next to his human 24/7. He will make sure that you continue to pet him by nudging at your hands the minute you stop petting him. He is not your regular hyper lab. He is a sweet dog with a nice disposition. He will wait by your side until you can pet him and then give you the sweetest smile that will just melt your heart. He is crate trained, and he loves his crate. He isn't interested in other dogs, he just wants to be loved by a human and he will give his all in return. When he's "forced" to go out in the yard he will position himself in such a way that he can see you through the sliding glass door and will look at you with his puppy dog eyes like you've abandoned him. He really just wants to be with his human. He'd be a perfect companion dog for an older person or a single person. He did very well on hikes and takes corrections well. He's good on the leash but requires minor corrections. He requires some daily exercise to stay healthy. He's not very food motivated, but he's very motivated by a loving touch and a kind word.

Lab Rescue is looking for a forever family where someone is home most of the day, someone who will walk with him regularly to get and keep Sam fit and trim, and who likes a dog who likes to hang around with his human. Sam would be very happy with a single person or a retired person to focus all his love on.

Sam is neutered, current on his shots, micro chipped, and heartworm free. Other than needing to lose a little weight (don’t we all!) he is a very healthy dog. Sam is located in Castro Valley.



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Daisy: 5 Year Old SPAYED Yellow Female Lab 101 Pounds


Looking for a cuddly blonde to hang out with? Are you working on getting yourself in shape? Do you like to walk? Then I may be the gal for you!

Somehow I got lost from my family. I don’t know how that happened, but I ended up in some place called a shelter, where I had to hang out in this cage all day. One day someone came to meet me, and I was so excited to be out of that cage! She took me to this great place with 2 other dogs who looked a lot like me. I felt right at home as soon as I walked in the door.

I like to walk, but I am a little chunky, zaftig I think is the word I heard used and so my foster mom is helping me with more and longer walks! In the meantime, it’s just more of me for you to love. I also like showers. No, really…I will follow my foster mom in the shower every day, if she’ll let me. No problem keeping me clean!

I’m great with kids of all ages, in fact, I like all people at any age. I’m not hyper at all, and one of my favorite things is to just hang out with you. My foster mom says I am a Velcro dog, whatever that might be. All I know is that where you are is where I want to be. I’m not obnoxious about it, I am quite happy resting at your feet. I would really like a place that I know I can stay for the rest of my life. Is that with you?

From the Rescue Rep: Daisy is a pretty yellow Lab who was picked up as a stray by the San Jose Animal Shelter. We don’t know very much about her, but we think she is around 5 years old. She’s about 20 pounds overweight (was even heavier when we first got her!) but she is making good progress with the regular walks she is getting and portion control of her food.

Daisy is super sweet! Daisy has settled in nicely at her foster home which includes two Lab sisters and an older cat that she leaves alone (most of the time). Her foster mom has been taking her on walks to get her weight down and build up her endurance. Daisy is easily walked with her two sisters. She is up to 20-30 minutes per walk, which is good progress. We think she may have been a “couch potato.” Daisy is great with the other dogs in the house but she does like to guard her food with the other dogs in the home so Daisy is being fed separately. .

Here’s what her foster mom has to say:

Daisy is doing well in the foster home. She is a dog that loves to be with her people and will follow the foster mom around. She is comfortable exploring the yard and space on her own. She his housebroken and sleeps quietly on a dog bed next to me, and has invited herself onto my bed with my other dogs. I'm able to walk her well on a leash along with my two Labs without a problem. My five year old grandson was over yesterday for a couple hours and she was fine with him.

She had a bath - I turned on the shower for me and she walked right in! She now tries to get in everyday! She loves attention and doesn't mind sharing it with my two dogs. We are not sure how she would do in a home with cats and we think she would be fine in a home with children over the age of 7.

Lab Rescue is looking for a forever family where someone is home most of the day, someone who will work to get the weight off of Daisy and someone who will lead Daisy so she can continue to be a great canine citizen.

Daisy is spayed, current on her shots, microchipped, and heartworm. Other than needing to lose some weight she is a very healthy dog. Daisy is located in San Jose.



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Evie: Spayed black Lab mix (Border Collie or Kelpe) 1 year old 48 pounds


Dear little Evie was a stray in Bakersfield and although Lab Rescue overlooked her because she was a mix one of the Bakersfield volunteers for Lab Rescue begged the Lab Rescue Rep to save her because she is one of the sweetest, easiest and most fun dogs ever. She’s fabulous with dogs, likes cats has been around chickens and while they weren’t nose to nose or in a position to be best friends she never tried to chase them.

She is energetic, has very pleasant disposition, loves to run for someone who is looking for a running buddy but can also just be fine with hanging out. She likes to play with a ball but doesn’t always return it. She’s good on a leash and takes treats gently. She occasionally alert barks but is always friendly with all people she meets. She is crate trained but prefers the couch but is very respectful about being asked to sit on it.

This is a special girl who makes up in personality, disposition, loyalty and intelligence for her lack of Lab Looks. She is a great dog for anyone looking for a Lab personality in a little smaller dog who is also very smart.

Evie is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, fecal tested, microchipped and spayed.

(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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Felix: Male Chocolate Lab


Felix was surrendered to the Bakersfield City shelter because his family was moving and because the shelter no longer shares any information on the previous owners, Lab rescue named him Felix. Felix is just another fabulous dog given up through no fault of his own.

Felix is in a foster home with two other Labs and loves to play with them and is completely respectful of them including the fosters' female who likes respectful dogs. He is a very gentle natured boy who would make a great addition to any family with or without children or other pets. As far as cats are concerned, we think he would be fine with a cat savvy dog. Children over 4 is better because his tail wags for attention and might knock over a toddler. He likes to play ball and just loves being with people.

Felix is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, microchipped and fecal tested for parasites.

(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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Arabella: 6 Year Old Spayed Yellow Female Lab 65 lbs
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Hi! I’m Arabella and I am one very happy, affectionate, sweet yellow Lab who just wants to be a part of a family that likes to have fun and share the good times with their dog. I like to play fetch (duh, I’m a Lab :-), get lots of pets and belly rubs, and did I already say I want to be your faithful sidekick in all the family activities? I was once a stray in a shelter when Lab Rescue came to my rescue so I could put my best paws forward. I am living in a foster home with a wonderful family who also has two small dogs. My foster dad has trained dogs for 30 years and has been a trainer at Guide Dogs for 23 years. With his leadership I have been learning so many new things, like walking nicely on leash, lots of commands (“sit,” “down,” “heal,” “wait” and lots more) and I sleep in a crate quietly overnight. I am also very food motivated which is great because I’m eager to work for you and learn even more obedience work. As I mentioned, my foster family has small dogs and I’ve been fine with them since they aren’t too pushy. Plus, I’ve met their grandkids, who range in age from 3-6, and I’ve done wonderfully around them. When I was at the shelter I was pretty excited to see the chickens in the fenced area next to the play yard so Lab Rescue feels a home without cats would be best for me. I am looking for a forever home where my people would like to go for long walks on the beach (or anywhere!) and where I can spend lots of time smiling at you and thumping my tail.

What Arabella’s foster has to say:

Hi, I have lots of great things to say about Arabella because she is an affectionate sweetheart. Her favorite things to do are be with you getting love, being trained with food reward for positive behavior, (sits, downs, stays, heel to left side) and fetching toys. She also loves to go on a walk as far as you want to go. She walks very nicely on the leash but I have always been the leader of the walk demanding loose leash/heel position. This has helped her not be so focused on the environment but focused on me, enjoying my verbal interaction for her good behavior. She is also a very good running partner and will keep up nicely with a good running pace. She has done well with the dogs I have brought in to my home but would do best without any other competition from another dog. She likes people much more than interacting with other dogs. Arabella definitely wants to be somebody’s best friend.

What Lab Rescue is looking for:

Arabella is a wonderful dog who has had a few bumps in the road lately. We want her to go to a home where someone can be around most of the day with her; someone who will continue with her training and who will get her out for regular exercise. A key thing for Arabella is a home that has experience with dogs and a home that will lead her and not let Arabella be the leader of the pack. Arabella is healthy, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and micro chipped. Lab Rescue will provide one session with her trainer when Arabella is adopted. She is located in Petaluma.

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Ellie: Spayed Yellow Female 4 years old


Ellie was found wondering in a very nice neighborhood in Bakersfield by a rescue volunteer. The volunteer tried all means to find her owners but no one claimed her. It’s quite surprising since Ellie is such a beautiful girl with a lovely, sweet personality.

She is currently in a foster home with a big male Lab and another female Lab and they all are great friends. She’s housebroken, knows sit, stay and out. She still pulls a little on the leash but is learning quickly. She does not jump on the furniture unless she is invited. For the most part she will go potty on demand.

Ellie is a typical Lab in that she loves to be with her people and snuggle and follow you from room to room, but is not pesky about it at all. She’s a very comfortable, easy dog. She takes treats gently and likes to play ball although is not fanatic about it.

Ellie is up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm tested.

(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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Cal: Neutered Black Male 1 year old


Cal was found in Hollister by a Cal Fire Crew who took him to one of Lab Rescue’s foster family who are active in the Firefighters community. He was very happy, clean and friendly and so they were confident they would be able to find his owner quickly. After days of searching for the owners it was obvious that no one would come to claim this cute, fun, special guy.

His foster family has three Labs of their own and he is great with them. He is also fine with the family cats. He’s not a barker but may whimper a bit if he wants attention. He loves to be with people and is very gentle for his age. He may put his arms up around you as if to hug you but isn’t pushy and will get down as soon as you tell him to do so and is definitely a cuddler.

We would love to see him go to a home where someone can spend time with him. Although the foster family does not have small children we feel he would be fine with children.

(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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Travis: 3 Year Old Yellow Lab Male


Travis is an active and loving 3 year old. He is terrific with children and plays very well with them. He loves the attention and is very gentle with them. He doesn't jump up on people when greeting them at the door and will most like give you kisses. He likes stuffed squeaky toys but is not much of a ball chaser. He is not much of a swimmer but he loves to get wet. He knows sit, down, stay, out, outside, to your bed, wait and release. He walks well on a leash and just wants to please his people. He is a very mellow dog in the house and typically moves from room to room with you and just lies down. Rubbing his tummy is a must. He only gets excited when he sees his leash or his stuffed toys. He will be a great addition to any family who has the time to be with him and to just love him. He is definitely a must have dog for your family.

(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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Charlie: 10 months old neutered yellow male 62 pounds


Charlie was rescued from a shelter where he was left when his family moved. Lab Rescue saw his handsome face and rescued him immediately. And what a handsome dog he is. But there's so much more to this guy than just his looks. He's a great puppy and with that comes all the energy of a puppy.

Charlie is being fostered in Santa Cruz in a family with two other Labs and a young child. He's great with kids always hoping they will throw the ball for him as he LOVES to retrieve. He will do a big happy dance when someone shows him something to retrieve. He's not particular about who throws the ball for him as long as someone does. He's definitely not fanatical about it though. He loves to go for rides and is quite well behaved in the car. He is not a barker either.

Charlie is a young Lab so he will need exercise and attention and training. He already knows sit and down and his foster is working on his leash training.

(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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Frieda: Frieda Bonita Bell 8.5 Year Old Female Chocolate Lab Spayed 90 Pounds AKC Registered
Current on vaccinations and health checks. Has had regular check ups all her life.
Diego: Diego San Rio Carmelo 8.5 Year Old Male Chocolate Lab Neutered 120 Pounds AKC Registered
Up to date on vaccinations, up to date on all health checks. Regularly vet check ups all his life.
We would like them to be adopted together.

The family is moving to another country due to the Dad's work assignment and they cannot take the dogs with them. As one might expect the family is totally heartbroken to leave these wonderful, loving, trained and well behaved dogs but they have no choice. They trust Labrescue to find the very best home for both of them. These are truly exceptional dogs.

They helped raise the children in the family and are excellent with babies, toddlers and adults alike. They are perfect with other dogs and live with cats and are great with them. They have perfect house manners and currently stay in the house for 8 hours daily. Labrescue would like to find them a home where they wouldn't have to spend so many hours every day alone. Both are also crate trained although they no longer need to stay in a crate.

They run two miles every day. Both like to retrieve but Frieda likes to do so just a little bit more than Diego. Both love to swim in the ocean and love to run free at Carmel beach. They are both very calm, gentle, sweet dogs. They have perfect recall so can easily be walked off leash in safe areas.

These two are very special dogs who have belonged to a very loving family and lived together their entire lives. Lab Rescue would really like to see them adopted together and in this case two is easier than one!!!!

(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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Darma: 3 years old female
(Soon to be spayed)


Darma was brought to the shelter in Mojave (Kern County - Bakersfield area) as a stray by a concerned citizen. No one came to claim her and we think we knew why (see below). GGLRR saw her beautiful photo on the rescue list and checked with the shelter about her. The shelter let the rescue rep know Darma was in great shape, found to be very loving and happy and good with all dogs as well a beautiful Lab. The shelter reps were very fond of her and were hoping that a rescue organization would rescue her for adoption to a fabulous family. They were very kind to coordinate bringing her to the Bakersfield shelter holding area. While she was in the holding area in the shelter in Bakersfield she delivered 8 adorable puppies. She and the puppies have been fostered in a wonderful foster home in Bakersfield while the pups were being readied to be adopted.

The pups are now ready and information follows on them. They were born on January 11, 2014. Darma is a sweet, quiet, very loving lab. She has been a fantastic mother to the pups and has had a great time playing with the other dogs in foster care. While it's obvious she's just had pups she's in great shape and will get her girly shape back very quickly. She's good with adults and children and doesn't jump up on small children.

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Recently Adopted from GGLRR!

GGLRR places about a Lab a day! See some of the recent rescued Labs adopted in 2013 and 2014 for an example of colors, genders, and ages that we typically have available for adoption. Or read Happy Ending stories about Labs adopted through GGLRR.

 

Freddy: Golden Retriever 1 year old neutered male

Adopted September, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Travis: 3 Year Old Yellow Lab Male

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Danny: 2 to 3 years old Neutered Male chocolate lab

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Alex: 1 year old Neutered Male

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Allie: Spayed Labrador Mix (maybe Border Collie) 2 years old

Adopted August, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Annabella: 1 Year Old Black Lab Female Spayed 63 Pounds

Adopted May, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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CRACKER: Yellow Mini Lab mix neutered male 11 to 13 months 35 pounds

Adopted May, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Molly: 2 year old Yellow Female Spayed

Adopted May, 2014! Thanks to Rescue Rep Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Roxy: 10 Week Old Non-Spayed Black Female Lab/Border Collie Mix

Adopted March, 2014! Thanks to fosters Theresa and Geri and to Rescue Rep Sandy and all who help Lab Rescue


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Caesar : 1 year old neutered male 60 pounds

Adopted March, 2014! Thanks to Sylvana and all who help Lab Rescue


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Gunner : 8 year-old neutered yellow male Lab 80 lbs.

Adopted February, 2014! Thanks to fosters Janet and Amanda, everyone at UC Davis who has helped Gunner, and all who help Lab Rescue


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Choco (now Zoe): 8 Month Old Chocolate Non-Spayed Female 60 Pounds

Adopted February, 2014! Thanks to K9 Country Club and Rescue Rep Sandy, and all who help Lab Rescue


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