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Lab adoption fair Last updated 2/23/2018 8:00 AM

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

Labs Available from GGLRR

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






Gunner 8 year old male black Lab - 72 pounds

My name is Gunner. My foster mom says I am a well-mannered 8-year old black Lab with a loving personality. I am looking for a home where my well-being is a priority and I am an integral part of my parent’s life.

Background: Gunner’s owner surrendered him to the local animal shelter when it became evident he needed care that the owner was not prepared to provide. Neglected at home, Gunner was overwhelmed and frightened at the shelter. The shelter staff contacted GGLRR so that we could remove him from the scary shelter environment, provide him veterinary care and find a loving home where he can thrive.

What Gunner's foster says: We adore this dog! He will make a terrific companion for his adopter(s) who will feel fortunate to have him included in their life. Gunner is a dream dog out on leash and in the house. He travels well in our vehicle. We enjoy up to hour-long walks during which he maintains a heel position with the leash attached to his flat collar or a harness. He is fine when he sees other dogs while we are walking. He immediately settled into our home and, although he likes being in the same room with us, he also is fine being left alone while we run errands or go out for dinner. Gunner knows his commands: sit, down, shake and stay. He is eager to please, which makes him a great student. He hangs out in my home office with me during much of the day, laying on a dog bed or the rug. In the evening, he hangs out with us in the living room. We enjoy it when he frequently rolls over and sleeps upside down. He likes giving and receiving affection. The second day we had him he walked into the dog crate in our bedroom and laid down. He now sleeps in the crate at night and stays there for short periods during the day when we need to be away.

What Gunner’s Rescue Rep says: Despite being neglected at home then surrendered to a shelter by his owner, Gunner is a loving, well-mannered boy and will make a terrific companion for his new pet parent(s). He was just at the vet who believes the fur missing from his back and hindquarters is a result of allergies, but that Gunner is otherwise healthy. He is fine with other dogs with a slow introduction and may be workable with cats and other creatures, although we haven’t been able to test that. Gunner is crate trained.

Medical Information: Microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. His adopter will need to bring him to our vet on March 19 for surgery to remove some growths, conduct dental work and perform a neuter, with costs covered by GGLRR.

Gunner is located in: Benicia

  If you are interested in Gunner, please contact Rescue Rep Sarah at 707.373.8920 or e-mail (preferred) slwslwslw@comcast.net. Provide information about your family, other pets, home, schedule, activities, dog experience and anything else you think will help me understand the life Gunner would live if you adopted him.

(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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Brownie: ~12-year-old male chocolate Lab ~45 lbs

Background: This lively 12 years young Lab has spent the last 10 years living outside. His original owner dropped him off at a friend’s house for a few months and never came back for him. He’s been living in a covered dog run with a doghouse for sleeping ever since. At some point in his life someone stuck a stick in his eye, which now weeps, but does not seem to bother him. He’s a bit thin but otherwise you’d find it hard to believe this lively boy could possibly be 12 years old! When his most recent owner died, his sister stepped up to find a home for Brownie where he could learn to be an indoor dog and be a part of his human pack, so she called us. Unfortunately there are no family members or friends who can take him. He needs a bit of work; he’s had very little training, (for example, he hasn’t had much in the way of leash walking so he needs to learn) so basic obedience is a must for him, but we think he’ll be an eager pupil and learn fast.

Brownie will be neutered and moving into a foster home on February 19th so we can start him on his journey to becoming an indoor dog finding his forever home.

What Brownie’s owner says: Brownie is my deceased brother's dog. I called Lab Rescue (since I live out of state) to help me find a forever home that will love and cherish him as part of their family. Brownie's previous life at my brother's, it appears to me, was mostly as a yard ornament just yearning for some loving. He is definitely a sweet lovable small hunk of chocolate just waiting for the right pet parent/s to love and share the rest of his life with.

What Brownie’s Rescue Rep says: Brownie is a super sweet boy. He’s very fit for a dog his age, with lots of energy and a very happy attitude! He needs to gain a few pounds, get regular exercise, and come inside a house. He’s been in a trailer on the property for a half an hour or so and he quickly settled right in (and really, really did not want to go back to his run after that). We think that Brownie will learn fast and quickly adapt to being an indoor dog.

The perfect family for Brownie would be a family that has experience with rescue dogs, and is comfortable with providing leadership to Brownie as he learns what his life can be. Someone who will commit to taking Brownie to training is a must. Having Brownie in your life will be a little bit of a project initially as he learns all the things he should have been taught years ago, but it will be a very rewarding project as we think he’ll be an eager pupil and very grateful to spend the rest of his life with his new family. Brownie is good with other dogs and has been around young children (~ 2 years old) and was very gentle with them. He hasn’t been in a car much, but he rode very nicely to get his shots! The property where Brownie lives has had lots of cats, some of whom came into his run and shared his food; we think Brownie would be ok with dog savvy cats.

Medical Information: Brownie is up to date on his shots and heartworm free. He will be neutered on February 19th and we will have his eye looked at at that time. He’ll go straight to his foster home after his neutering so he can get a good start on his new life!

Brownie is located in: San Jose

  If you are interested in Brownie, please contact Rescue Rep Debbi at dragonflydebbi@gmail.com or 408-613-2044.

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

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Lilly: 5-1/2 year-old female black Lab mix 90 lbs spayed

Background: Sweet Lilly is a survivor. A coworker of her current owner’s wife saw a car in front of them throw a puppy out the window as they were driving down the road. They scooped up the puppy but couldn’t keep her, so Lilly went home with her current owner. Lilly lived an idyllic existence in Sonoma County having several acres at home to roam until the Tubbs Fire came along and Lilly, her owner, and his other dog barely escaped with their lives. Unfortunately Lilly’s BFF (best friend feline), who Lilly liked to cuddle with, was not so lucky and did not survive the fire. Lilly’s elderly owner has had difficulty finding rental housing that would accept two dogs. He has decided to keep his older 14 year old dog, realizing that she would be harder to place, and is sadly surrendering Lilly, hoping she can more easily find a great new home. GGLRR feels honored that her owner has entrusted us to find a loving new family for his cherished Lilly.

What Lilly’s owner says: Lilly is a sweet loving dog. She is very happy and energetic, and would benefit from more training and structure than she has experienced so far in her life. I truly believe that she is very bright and adaptable and that she would make an excellent addition to someone's family.

What Lilly’s Rescue Rep says: Lilly is a delightful girl. She loves playing catch with her frisbee and pretending that’s she’s a soccer goalie as you try to kick her ball past her. She was a little skittish when she first relocated to the Bay Area - suburban life was very different than her country home. Lilly would initially bark at strange dogs while out walking on leash but gradual acclimation (with lots of string cheese!) helped her realize that maybe things weren’t so scary after all and she now passes by other dogs calmly on her walks.

Lilly hasn’t really been around kids much. She has lived with an older female dog but initially might do best in a home as the only dog to allow her to settle in. She has lived well with cats. She will chase deer.

We’d love to see Lilly go to a calm home with an active owner who gives Lilly time and space to take on new experiences at her own pace as she continues to adjust to all the recent changes in her life.

Medical Information: Spayed, microchipped, current on shots, on heartworm preventative.

Lilly is located in: Millbrae

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

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

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Elvis: 6 - 7 year old neutered male black Lab/hound mix, ~ 60 pounds

If the name Elvis brings to mind the Elvis Presley song “Hound Dog”, well put that out of your mind! Elvis isn’t crying all the time, (although he would probably be quite interested in a rabbit!) but one look at the lovely Lab face with the longer hound ears, and you’ll be singing his praises! Elvis was found in Tuolumne and sent off to the shelter in San Jose. He’s a sweet boy. He has a wonderful bark that’s half bark/half bay, which makes you laugh to hear it. He’s a beautiful black color with brindle highlights. He gets along well with his foster siblings, and is learning the rules of the house, including how to walk well on a correction collar. He is attracted to squirrels and cats when they walk by but he’s learning! We think Elvis once had a home with someone who cared for him, as he responds to correction and does know some commands (and he likes to sit on the couch!). How he ended up lost is a mystery to us, but his foster mom has noticed that if something interests him, he will bolt after it, and his recall is not great. (We’re working on it!).

Elvis has a super sweet personality, but his physical needs have clearly been neglected. He’s super skinny and needs to add a few pounds (which his foster mom is happily doing). We took Elvis to our vet for a once over and a heartworm test, which came back positive. That could partially explain his thinness. We’ve started him on the treatment to get rid of the heartworm. The treatment is pretty time consuming and requires a lot of structure and little exercise during the 60-90 days it takes to get those darn worms safely out of his body. He’s also had bloodwork (in addition to his heartworm test) and xrays of his spine and hips done, which show that he has signs of arthritis, muscle atrophy and some compromised discs, which are all part of aging. His bloodwork all came back fine (other than the heartworms).

What Elvis’s foster mom says:

We gladly welcomed Elvis into our family the week before Christmas and he has truly been a gift! Every day we learn something new about him and I imagine he may feel the same way about the new world he is in. Elvis came to Lab Rescue as a stray, for how long no one knows, but he is street savvy, meaning he knows how to scavenge for food, whether it is on the kitchen counter or out on the sidewalk. He knows how to tip over our kitchen recycling can (he only did this once and knows now that it is not ok) and loves any opportunity he can find to lick the hibachi (we are now keeping the hibachi out of reach!) We understand why he does this---he has a history of not knowing where his next meal is coming from. So, we correct him lovingly but firmly. We feed him extra, including turkey, chicken, etc., to put some fat on his bones and to let him know that he does not need to search for food. (Oh, did I say he loves to eat?!)

He really is a hidden gem: he is gangly----all legs--- and wiggles all over when he wants to eat or go out on a walk. His bark/bay is hilarious: every squirrel or cat or chicken will know he is around!!

He acclimated relatively quickly to our two senior labs and enjoys his daily walks (restricted due to the heartworm positive treatment) with them. He has good leash manners on a pinch collar and we know he was taught how to sit. He does well in a crate when need be. He takes his meds with a soft mouth, and loves to curl up in his dog bed for an afternoon nap.

Elvis is a survivor with a huge heart, happy tail, dancing, gangling legs and a bark/bay that says, Hi, I’m E-L-V-I-S!!!!! We know he is adaptable because we have seen it. We know he has a good spirit, because we have lived it. We know he is happy, because we see him wag his tail, shake his legs and bounce and wiggle every day. Elvis has a lot of love to share and we know despite how hard it will be to say so long to him, that the right family will bring him the love, fun and stability he needs and in turn, he will bring them the joy they want.

What Elvis’s Rescue Rep says:

It’s hard not to fall in love with this boy, in spite of everything going on with him!

Elvis is not a super active dog under normal circumstances but he has good energy for his age. Even when he’s healthy, he’s not going to require long fast walks or extensive hikes to keep him fit and trim; a few moderate walks a day should be enough (again, this is once his heartworm is gone). He is very strong, and his new family will have to work with him on his leash walking. He’s housebroken, learning to sit on command and responsive to correction. He definitely notices cats and squirrels, which suggests a strong prey drive, so he should not go to a home on a farm or with cats. He has a tendency to bolt if you open the door and don’t have him on leash, although we are working on that with him.

Elvis is a pretty easygoing dog. The ideal family for him is one that has the patience to get him through the remainder of his heartworm treatment (he’s about half way through at this point), and can maintain the structure necessary for successful completion. Once cured, his family should take him on short on-leash (remember he’s an escape artist!) walks 2 to 3 times/day; he doesn’t need lengthy hikes or jogs! A retired couple or a family where someone is home with him most of the day would be ideal. Elvis gets along well with his foster siblings and would be very happy with another dog to hang out with, or as an only dog with stay at home people to hang out with. Due to his strong prey drive, Elvis needs to go to a home without cats or farm animals. Most of all, we want a loving family for Elvis, one that understands the needs of an older dog and is committed to keeping him happy, healthy and safe. He is crate trained.

Medical Information:

For the duration of his heartworm treatment, Elvis’s activity level will have to be closely managed. He is about halfway through at this point. We’ll explain the entire protocol to interested adopters, but as his treatments ramp up, his activity level will be further reduced, until the heartworms are all gone. We have some suggestions for keeping his mind busy when you can’t count on exercise to wear him out.

Elvis is neutered, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Whoever adopts Elvis will need to commit to seeing him through whatever remains of his heartworm treatment at that time, which will be done at Lab Rescue’s vet and through a very generous grant from SJACS (San Jose Animal Care Services). We will thoroughly brief Elvis’s new owners as to what the treatment entails. Heartworm is not contagious and can’t be passed on to other dogs through dog to dog contact.

Elvis is located in Fairfield.

  If you would like to make this wonderful boy a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email dragonflydebbi@gmail.com.

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

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Molly: 9 Year Old Spayed Chocolate Female 90 Pounds

Background: Molly was adopted from Lab rescue about 6 years ago but her current owner is unable to continue to care for her due to health issues of her own.

What Molly’s owner says: Molly is affectionate and bonded to her owner. She is a large lab and is very food motivated. She loves to walk and knows basic commands (sit, stay and will come when called) but is strong and will get excited if there is something exciting to investigate. She spends her days with inside/outside access to the back yard and will probably do best in a home where someone is around most of the time. She loves her plush toys and will chase a ball.

What we want for Molly: a dog experienced home with older kids. A home that will get Molly out for regular exercise and a home without cats.

Medical Information: spayed, microchipped, and heartworm negative.

Molly is located in: Corte Madera

  If you are interested in Molly, email rescue rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com.

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

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SPENCER: 10-12 year old male black neutered Lab 68 pounds

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

Background: Spencer is a social senior who missed his people when they went to work each day. When they came home he was SO happy to see them! His owner adopted him from a shelter 3 1/2 years ago when work was slow and she had more time to spend with him. Then work picked up and she was gone 12-15 hours per day. Six months ago Spencer went to live with the owner's son and girlfriend. They loved Spencer very much and he loved them, but they were gone about 9 hours a day for work and Spencer was not happy alone for that long. The owner placed Spencer with GGLRR to find him a new home where he and his humans will spend a lot of time together and Spencer will learn to self-comfort for shorter periods of time alone.

What Spencer's foster say: Spencer is an awesome, sweet “Young” at heart Lab. He gets around fine in my home and has navigated stairs without issue. He is happy to hang out in my home office during the day and head to the living room in the evening. He gets along great with our two Labs and the queen of the home Emma Kitty. He has met a 3+ year old two-legged (dog savy) boy and was fine with the energy level exhibited during the supervised visit. Spencer walks great on an Easy Walk Harness, eager to meet everyone, and to smell all the great smells life has to offer. He is up for an hour walk. But since we have a big back yard we all enjoy together, his walks aren’t as long and that’s just fine with him. He LOVES a tennis ball, but trying to keep it low, as he still has sutures from his neuter (which hasn’t bothered him one bit without a cone). No food issues, as all the dogs eat at the same time in different corners in the kitchen. Knows the commands, sit, wait, leave it, and come. Wants to please you every moment and is truly a Velcro dog, but is still learning to have time alone with my two dogs without me. Would love to see Spencer go to a loving home that understands he wants to be your constant companion.

What Spencer’s Rescue Rep says: Spencer will thrive in a home where someone is home much of the day or where he has a dog companion to keep him company. He would do well in a home with or without children. He walks fairly well on leash but will need additional, consistent leadership on walks to build on his skills in this area. Spencer is not crate trained, although he has walked into and relaxed in the foster’s open crate. Once he is settled in a new home, he could be trained to use a crate as a safe place to be alone for short periods of time. His new family will need to continue to work on his ability to self-comfort when he periodically spends time alone.

Medical Information: Neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative. Like many seniors, Spencer takes daily medication to address some stiffness in his hips. His hearing may be impaired.

Spencer is located in Novato.

If you are interested in Spencer call, text or e-mail Rescue Rep Sarah at 707.373.8920 or slwslwslw@comcast.net

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

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JAKE: 14-year-old neutered male black Lab mix approx. 85 lbs

Background: Jake first came to Lab Rescue about a year ago from a local shelter where he was turned in due to his prior owner’s not being able to take care of his medical needs. Unfortunately, due to his current owner’s health, she is unable to provide Jake with what he needs.

What Jake’s owner says: Jake is a young at heart 14-year-old lab that loves getting affection and is happy to hang out with his people. He does a happy dance when the leash comes out and will sit patiently to get “dressed” for his walk; he is currently walked using a prong collar. Jake knows “Wait” to allow people to go ahead of him through the door and gate. At the beginning of a walk, Jake is eager to get going and the command “Easy” is used to have him slow his pace down. After about 5 minutes, he settles into a nice pace and will gladly stop and smell things along the way as often as you let him. Jake is happy to greet people on walks. He does get excited when he sees other dogs – not aggressive just really wants to meet them.

Jake rides well in the car and he is able to get into the backseat of a sedan. We don’t know how Jake is with cats. He sleeps in an open crate at night. It appears that he never had the opportunity to learn to play as he shows no interest in balls or toys. Jake has free access to the yard.

What Jake’s Rescue Rep says: We would like Jake to find a family that will provide him the attention he so deserves and will keep up with his medical treatments. Jake spends the day hanging out indoors on his bed and we are looking to see that continue rather than him being an outdoor dog as he was previously.

Medical information: Jake’s owner has worked with the vet to address Jake’s chronic ear and eye issues as well as to manage his arthritis. These issues are under control with a medical treatment plan. Jake is currently about 15 pounds overweight. Jake is microchipped and current on vaccines as well as heartworm and flea prevention.

Jake is located in: Walnut Creek

  If you are interested in Jake call or email Rescue Rep Liz, 415-613-6374, liz@jobshopsf.com.

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

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Marge: 9-year-old female black Lab – 70 pounds

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

How does someone lose or misplace a wonderful dog? That is what Marge would like to know. “Oh, heck, let’s just find me a new home that will accept me as I am.”

What Marge’s foster says: This sweet girl has earned a life of leisure. She's happy with a brisk walk or two each day and is otherwise content to spend her days lazing about. If you cuddle up with her you will enjoy her abundant curly, soft fur and soulful eyes. She loves attention and especially likes tummy rubs. She's learning not to pull on the leash and she (mostly) does sit and lie down on command. We've been working with a behaviorist to learn to manage her negative reaction to other dogs. She barks and lunges if they come too close. She would be best in a house with no other dogs and a neighborhood where she can walk without passing lots of other dogs. She is completely housebroken and does not shed much at all. You couldn't find a lower maintenance animal companion as long as your home contains a comfy dog bed or two!

What Marge’s Rescue Rep says: Marge is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. She would be best in a home without another dog. No idea how she is with cats. We suspect she has some arthritis in her back legs and she is currently on some pain-reliever/anti-inflammatory meds. Marge is located in Pinole.

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

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

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Preicipua: 5 year old yellow female 70 lbs

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

We are not taking any more inquiries for Preicipua.

I am named Peicipua after a star because I am one!

But everyone calls me Preici (pronounced Pree Cee) and that’s just fine with me. I am seeking a new home where I can play a starring role in your life and give abundant love and joy in return.

Background: Preici is a happy and playful female lab looking for an active owner that can keep her regularly engaged in activities where she gets the exercise and interaction that she loves. Since she was a puppy she has enjoyed a wonderful life playing fetch, swimming, playing with other dogs at home and at dog parks, and spending time with her owner, but the owner needs to move and can’t take her along. The owner contacted GGLRR to be sure Preici is placed in a good home.

What Preicipua’s owner says: Preici is a very smart, very active, beautiful 5 year old Yellow Lab. She would be happy in a home with or without children and with or without another dog, but needs the opportunity to socialize with other dogs outside of the home. Going on walks or hikes, playing in the water, tug of war, and tennis ball retrieval keep her happy. She loves spending time indoors with her family as well as in the yard. She is fine with cats, curious but mostly impartial. She does have some arthritis in her left hind leg from an old injury that only seems to bother her in cold weather.

What Preicipua’s Rescue Rep says: Preici knows her commands -- sit, stay, down, heel, fetch, drop, leave it, take it, wait and off – especially when treats are offered. She tugs on the leash, especially at the beginning of a walk, but settles in after a while with an Easy Walk harness. She will need firm and consistent leadership to build on her skills walking in a heel position. Preici LOVES the water, so trips to the beach or lake or a home with a swimming pool where she can swim will make for a happy dog!

Medical Information: Microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. Preici will be spayed before adoption.

Preicipua is located in: American Canyon

(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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Mozzie: 6 yr old neutered yellow male – 60 pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Mozzie.

Background: Mozzie is a very handsome boy, due to no fault of his own is looking for a new home. He was purchased from a breeder as a puppy.

What Mozzie’s owner says: Mozzie is a very friendly, loving dog that loves attention and would love to sit on your lap. He is great with my eight-year-old daughter; he does get excited and forget his size around smaller kids. Mozzie loves to run and play fetch; he will bring the ball back to you. He lives with two other dogs, is very friendly with other dogs he has met at the dog park and playdates. Mozzie does get excited when he sees other dogs when out for a walk on a leash. We have cats that live in the house; he is fine with them, if he sees a cat, squirrel, or rabbit in the yard he will chase them. Mozzie has had basic training and understands quite a few commands. He will sit and wait nicely for his food. Mozzie spends his day in the house when I am at work, he is crate trained, but he does not need to be crated when left alone. Like most labs, Mozzie loves the water. One thing to know about Mozzie he does like socks, and he will eat them.

What Mozzie’s Rescue Rep says: Mozzie is a well behaved boy. He loves everyone and he loves to play with other dogs. When you are walking Mozzie on leash he does get excited when he sees another dog on leash and the owner has been working with him on this behavior. An adopter will need to continue to work with him and make sure when you walk Mozzie you are walking him and he is not walking you. Mozzie loves to run and play and would love a home with some property or a home that would get him out on a regular basis. Mozzie is well trained dog he knows….sit, stay, down, come, heel, drop, leave it, take it ,wait and loves to play fetch! Mozzie can be in a home with kids, another dog and cats. Mozzie is very friendly and bog love that is eager to please. Mozzie is in great shape and well taken care of; he will make a wonderful addition to your home.

Medical Information: Mozzie is neutered, up to date on his shots, microchipped. Heartworm negative and takes Heartgard.

Mozzie is located in: Santa Rosa

(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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Opal: 3-year-old female chocolate Lab 65 lbs spayed

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

We are not taking any more calls for Opal.

Background: Opal is a young female lab looking for an ACTIVE owner that can keep up with her! She enjoyed a wonderful life with a young couple, going to the beach, going on runs, playing fetch. But after kids came along, they found they just didn’t have the time and energy to give Opal the exercise and attention that she needs.

What Opal’s owner says: Opal is a very smart, very active, beautiful 3 year old Chocolate Lab. She needs a home where she can move! Going on runs and playing in the ocean or lake keep her happy. She would do very well with an owner or family that got her out moving a lot! She is very hyper and needs her exercise so that she can feel calm and happy. Opal has been a great dog for us but as our family grew and our little ones took up so much of our time and energy she wasn't getting what she really needs to thrive. We are beyond heartbroken to pass her on but know that it is better for her. We think she would be happiest in a family without another dog (so she can be the center of attention) and with kids middle school age and up, or no kids at all. She loves spending time indoors with her family as well as in the yard. She is fine with cats, curious but mostly impartial unless it's a cat she doesn't know, then she will definitely want to check it out. She has been put in her place by our kitty and knows the consequences if she annoys the family cat (hisssss ;) She tends to be the alpha in most social situations with other dogs but has never shown any aggression, she's just the boss. We hope she can find the perfect home where she can flourish!!

What Opal’s Rescue Rep says: Opal would make a great training companion for an active person who can take her out for runs - this girl needs more than a casual walk around the neighborhood. Opal LOVES the water, so trips to the beach or lake or a home with a swimming pool where she can swim will help her burn energy – a tired dog is a happy dog! Opal is a smart dog who can be a bit independent. She knows basic commands, but would love to find a new owner that can provide leadership and who has the time to continue working with her on training and games/puzzles to provide mental stimulation. Opal’s energy and enthusiasm could be a bit much for younger kids, so a home with teens or older would be best.

Medical Information: Spayed, microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative.

Opal is located in: Livermore

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

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Kali: 1 yr old spayed chocolate female – 30 pounds

We are not taking any more calls for Kali, all calls so far will be returned.

Background: Kali is a beautiful young female looking for a new forever home due to no fault of her own. She was purchased from a breeder in the Modesto area as a puppy.

What Kali’s owner says: Kali is a very friendly, eager to please young girl. She has been in our family since she was a puppy, she has had some training, is doing very well and knows quite a few commands. She is very loving to my eight year old daughter; they love to cuddle. Kali is fine with other dogs, she has been to dog parks, and playdates, she lives with two other dogs right now. She lives with cats in the house and is OK with them; she does like to play chase. Kali is crate trained, that is where she is spending her day while I am at work, she will chew on items left on the floor. Kali walks pretty well on a leash. Unfortunately, she is not getting enough walks at this time. She loves the water and is fine riding in my car.

What Kali’s Rescue Rep says: Kali is a super sweet girl and can be around anyone and anything; she truly loves life. She is a dog that is willing to please and take direction from her owner. She will jump up on you to greet you but it is out of excitement; after the first few minutes she does settle down. She is a more submissive dog but is an active dog. We would love a home for Kali that is around for parts of the day, a home that will continue her training and a home that will get her the exercise that she needs. She can be in a home with kids, other dogs and cats. Kali will make a wonderful addition to any home.

Medical Information: Kali is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on her shots.

Kali is located in: Santa Rosa

(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: 9-year-old male black Lab 72 lbs neutered

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

We are not taking any more calls for Jasper.

Background: Jasper recently moved to northern California from Michigan. He came for the sunshine, eclectic cuisine, diverse culture, and liberal attitudes… but he stayed for the walks and bones and belly rubs. Regrettably his human caretaker must move into an apartment and only one dog is allowed. Jasper’s roomie Marty won the coin toss for the apartment.

What Jasper’s owner says: Jasper (I call him Jazz) is very friendly and loves stuffed toys. He happily sleeps on his dog bed and loves to hang out with his roomie yellow lab Marty. Jazz knows a bunch of commands and loves to swim. He will counter-surf given the opportunity. We can leave Jasper (and Marty) alone in our home for hours without issue. Jazz gets along with adults and children of all ages. He is a great dog!

What Jasper’s Rescue Rep says: Affectionate, playful, engaging. Walks very nice on leash. Fantastic dog for older or retired folks who want a wonderful dog to walk with and hang out together. Jasper is a low maintenance guy that happily lives in the moment. Not sure how Jasper is with cats. House-broken but not crate-trained.

Medical Information: Neutered, microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. Jasper is being treated for an ear infection.

Jasper is located in: Berkeley.

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

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Teddy: 5 year old, chocolate male Lab 95 lbs neutered

We are not taking any more calls for Teddy.

Background: Other than being a GREAT dog GGLRR does not know Teddy’s history. It truly is sad that he was found out wandering the road but this happens a lot to the dogs we rescue.

What the shelter said about Teddy: Teddy was found by a person who was out taking a walk on a country road near Mendocino. He was found with an unneutered Great Dane who was not in the best shape. We feel he must be a loved pet as he is in good shape and knows sit, shake and down! He rides well in the car, loves all people and dogs. He was quiet in his kennel run at the shelter with barking dogs and people cleaning around him.

What others have to say about Teddy: Teddy is at our boarding facility we use and they say he is a very nice and well-mannered dog. We will start running him with other dogs but all is well with Teddy at this time; he will make a companion for a family.

What Teddy’s Rescue Rep says: It seems like Teddy is just one big goofy lab that “Loves” people and other dogs. We would like a home that would give him exercise and get a few pounds off of him. He does need work on his leash manners; an easy thing to fix. Teddy can be in a home with other dogs, we are not sure about a home with cats. We are not sure Teddy would like to swim but he does like to play fetch.

Come meet the big Chocolate Teddy as he is a wonderful boy!

Medical Information: Teddy is neutered, microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. Teddy came to lab rescue with some ear infections; which we are working on getting him to a vet to get them treated.

Teddy is located in: Petaluma

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

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Bella: 10-11 Month Old Female Black Lab - Not Spayed 80 pounds

(GGLRR will work with the adopter on her spay.)

We are not taking any more calls for Bella.

Background: Bella was found being given away for free on a Facebook site. There were many people commenting that they wanted to take Bella so they could use her for breeding. Fortunately, a Lab Rescue volunteer was tagged in the post and we made arrangements to scoop Bella up immediately. A wonderful volunteer foster picked Bella up from her home where he found a very sweet and happy young pup.

What Bella’s foster says: Bella rides well in the car and is a sweet calm natured girl. She is potty trained and sleeps soundly through the night. She has not had much socialization outside of her home so will need to continue to be introduced to the world. Although it's clear in just a short amount of time of discovering the world that she meets every new experience, whether it be dogs or people, with a tail wag and a big smile. (From the first couple of days: I took Bella for her walk this morning with Hunter and she did real good again. She is a quick study. She is very good on the leash. She is starting to learn how to interact with other dogs too. There was another dog at the park that I had come up to us and she reacted more normal and less scared than before. She had a jumping habit that we are fixing, she has learned the "sit" command. She still needs some work on recognizing her own name too. She has slept through the night both nights and is potty trained. She is truly going to be a fantastic dog for someone. Bella is moving to a new foster home on 02/07 and the foster has three dogs and teenage kids. (More to report later in the week.)

What Bella’s Rescue Rep says: The volunteer foster has already taken her out on a few walks with his yellow-lab and she is a fantastic walker. She is longing for a leader to follow to show her this wonderful world. The volunteer is working on commands with her and Bella appears to learn quickly. True to her name, Bella is simply beautiful!

Medical Information: Upon further inspection of Bella we came to realize that this young girl had already had a litter of puppies a few months ago. Bella will be spayed through Lab Rescue so that she can be the baby she deserves to be. She is off to the Vet for a full well check on 02/09/2018.

Bella is located in: Concord.

(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.




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Dexter: 4-year-old neutered male black Lab 116 lbs

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

We are not taking any more calls for Dexter.

Background: Dexter is a very large, well-mannered and highly intelligent, 4-year old black lab with a gentle personality. He wants a home where he gets to live inside with his family and join them for long walks and other outdoor adventures! His owner got Dexter as a puppy, but the family grew and life got busy, and Dexter found himself spending his days and nights alone on the small, patio with occasional visits by the three young children and two Chihuahuas. Now the family is moving and is placing Dexter with GGLRR to find him a new home where he and his humans spend a lot of time together and he gets the exercise a young Lab needs.

What Dexter’s former owner says: Dexter is pretty mellow, even around our high-energy children and two little dogs. He is good with simple commands such as “sit” and “go out”. He is food driven, so can be easily trained. When the GGLRR reps took him to a local park, he greeted other dogs in a relaxed manner and showed interest in the water. In the past, we have taken Dexter to swim, which he very much enjoyed.

What Dexter’s foster says: Dexter immediately settled into our home with another male Lab, without a hitch. He has limited retriever traits, preferring to hang out with you both inside and outdoors. Thus far, Dexter appears to be house trained and doesn’t bark or chew! Despite his huge size, Dexter is very gentle and knows to move aside to let you pass and doesn’t bump or push. He is a well-mannered boy and while he spent most of his life outdoors on the back patio, he has come to the conclusion that being inside with his humans is much preferable!

Dexter responds to ‘sit’, ‘come’ and we are working on ‘stay’. Dexter was a perfect gentleman, visiting our local Pet Food Express and weighing in! Because of his tall size, he likes to counter cruise, but stops immediately when scolded and because he wants to please and is so intelligent, it seems like this habit will be one that is easy to break. Dexter has been with us two days and nights and hasn’t had an accident yet. Dexter loves other dogs and definitely greets them in a relaxed manner. He is quite smart and is the first dog we have fostered that knew exactly which house was ours after his first walk! He doesn’t run away when outside. He does show a little separation anxiety, which is understandable after just one day in a new home.

Because of Dexter’s exceptionally large size, mellow personality, curl in his tail, drooling, broad bone structure and slightly longer hair (especially his tail), we think he may be part Newfoundland. Dexter has a defined waistline and we feel probably needs to lose 10 – 15 pounds. We are working on this now.

What Dexter’s Rescue Rep says: Despite his recent circumstances, Dexter is a happy, well-mannered boy. He was just at the vet and was given a clean bill of health. He needs a home where he would be exercised and fed appropriate portions in order to get closer to his ideal weight. He would do well in an active home with children and/or another dog. He may be workable with cats and other creatures, although we haven’t been able to test that. Dexter is not crate trained. He walks fairly well on leash and will need consistent leadership on walks to build on his skills in this area, which will be especially important given his large size. He came to GGLRR from a family who was moving and lived with 3 small children and 2 Chihuahuas.

Medical Information: Neutered, microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. Dexter is overweight and could lose 15 lbs or more.

Dexter is located in: Sonoma

(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 Mix Puppies Available

We are not taking any more calls for the puppies.

Mom (Snow) – English Setter / Lab - Photo#1

Possible Dad – Doberman / Hound - Photo #2

What we know about Snow: Poor Snow came to the Ukiah shelter as a dumped dog in the town; they call them lost their way dogs. GGLRR heard about her and decided to pull her from the shelter and find her a new home for the holidays. But a Vet check revealed that Snow was pregnant and she had 7 puppies right after Christmas.

What we know about the puppies: Puppies range in weight from 9-12 pounds, 3 boys, 4 girls

Boys avail: Austin, Bruno, Romeo

Girls avail: Lily, Violet, Luna, Rose

We have the puppies in a foster home and they are doing well! Playing, sleeping, pooping and eating and then repeating! (Puppies are great but you need to be prepared to have an active dog in your home for the next 5 plus years.) The foster mom has three dogs of her own and they love to try and play with them, they seem to understand going to the bathroom on papers. Everything is a fun game! They have been well socialized, met a variety of people and kids. All are very social and tolerant.

Medical: They will have their first shots and medical at 8 weeks of age. Currently on 02/09 they are 6 weeks of age.

They are located in Novato.

(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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Buddy: 4 year old, yellow (white) male Lab 69 lbs neutered

We are not taking any more calls for Buddy.

Background:

Buddy is one of the sweetest and loving young labs that we have ever met. His owners got Buddy and his brother as puppies and Buddy has been a loved and cherished family member. About two years ago, Buddy started having seizures (epilepsy). The family has three young children and are not in a position to provide the appropriate care for Buddy. While they love Buddy very much, the family is placing him with GGLRR to find a home that is a better fit.

What Buddy’s owner says: Buddy is a gentle and sweet 4 year old male. He is pretty mellow and loves affection. He enjoys long walks and occasional runs. He does a little wiggle and dance when his leash comes out but quickly calms when told to sit to get his leash on. He loves to snuggle, get brushed and have his ears and belly rubbed. Buddy is good with simple commands such as sit, stay, heel, & here (come). He is food driven so can be easily trained.

Buddy has been with his brother (litter-mate) since birth, so he would likely do well in a house with another dog to have as a friend. We were home with young children during the day so Buddy spent most of his time in the house and isn’t really used to being left outside for long periods of time. He would do best with someone who is home most of the day, able to give him some love and attention. He is housebroken and doesn’t mind his kennel while the humans are out and about. At night he likes to sleep on his dog bed. We love Buddy so much but can’t care for him fully with his medical condition in our home with our young children. We’re very sad to separate Buddy from his brother and the rest of the family but we know it’s what’s best.

What the kids say (with help from Mom): Buddy is a people pleaser, he loves being around other people and dogs. Buddy enjoys long walks, runs, squeaky toys, belly rubs, and being snuggled. Buddy looks forwards to breakfast, dinner, and treats of all kinds. Buddy is really going to be missed by all of us. We hope someone else will enjoy his sweet, playful, handsome, loyal, good company.

What Buddy’s foster says: We have had Buddy a short time, and in our fostering experience, we have never experienced a dog who adjusted so quickly and easily! He is an absolute pleasure to have around. Clearly, he has been well loved, and passes it on! He has interacted well with neighbor dogs, and is great on a leash. He forms such sweet bonds with people. He could use a few reminders about "counter-surfing" of reachable kitchen food, and getting comfortable on household furniture. However, we believe he would be very responsive to correction. He is such a wonderful little guy, and some family/person would be very fortunate to have him!

What Buddy’s Rescue Rep says:

Our vet has seen Buddy and thinks he has classic epilepsy. Medications can reduce the frequency and severity of the seizures in many cases and the dogs live long and happy lives. Buddy started on medication at the end of December.

Before starting on the medication, Buddy had seizures once every few months (4-5 seizures during the past year). After a seizure, Buddy has a 30 minute period where he is disoriented, agitated, and not very responsive to commands. Once this phase passes, Buddy is back to his calm, sweet, and loving self. We would like to place Buddy in a home with adults or older kids/teens that are in a better position to manage the situation should a seizure occur. We are also very hopeful that the recently started medication will help Buddy and that he will have less seizures.

Come meet Buddy and you will fall in love with him instantly – such a truly wonderful boy!

Medical Information: Buddy is neutered, microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. Buddy is currently on anti-seizure medication (cost is ~$40/month).

Buddy is located in: Redwood City

(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 male black Lab mix 80 lbs neutered

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

We are not taking any more calls for Jack.

Background: This handsome guy was surrendered to Oakland Animals Services by his owner to be put down because he had an ear infection. Seriously? OAS said “No way!” and called Lab Rescue to scoop up this sweet and happy go lucky guy. We found him to be a great dog, full of affection, who walks easily on leash.

What Jack’s foster says: Jack is a love bug. He just LOVES getting hugs and playing on the floor. He will take all the attention you can give him. We affectionately call him the “Laprador” as he likes nothing better than snuggling in your lap. Except maybe food – he would feast on table scraps if you let him (which we aren’t). He gets along fine with our Lab but is primarily focused on the humans in the household. Jack is very adaptable, rides well in the car, and travels well. He’s vacationed at our cabin and has gone to work with me and takes it all in stride. Jack did GREAT at work. He was easy to have with me and we lasted the whole day. And he got lots of love and attention.

What Jack’s Rescue Rep says: Jack would be a great dog for someone looking for a companion to go on walks and hang out with. We KNOW you have those New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise and to do more good (like maybe providing a loving home to a wonderful senior dog?). Jack’s got you covered.

Medical Information: Neutered, microchipped, current on shots, and heartworm negative. Jack’s ear infection has cleared up nicely after a course of antibiotics and weekly ear washings. He is overweight and could lose 10-20 lbs.

Jack is located in: Belmont

(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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Sadie: 2+-year-old female yellow Lab mix ~70 lbs, spayed

We are not taking any more calls for Sadie.

Background:

Sadie, Sadie, little lady! This sweet young Lab is a sensitive girl looking for a quieter environment. Sadie’s current canine companion can be very overbearing, and while Sadie handles him well, her current owner feels that Sadie would be happier in a home with people around to give her confidence, either as an only dog, or a home with an older or mellower dog. Sadie is good with dog friendly cats (she currently lives with some) and good with dogs, including those that she sees at the dog park. Like most Labs, she will chase squirrels. Sadie was adopted from a local shelter when she was about 4 months old, and has been in her current home since then. She is crate trained and very content to sleep in her crate or in “her” chair during the day. At night she sleeps on the bed with her human or in her chair.

Sadie LOVES to play fetch, and it’s a good source of exercise for her. She is still a pup in some ways, and will jump up to greet people, but responds to a correction and quickly settles down. She barks at strangers and when she’s excited, but once she lets you know about them, she’s done with her barking. She likes to give kisses, and takes treats very politely and gently.

When Sadie’s human is not home, Sadie and the other dog stay in the back yard. Often someone will come to let them in the house half way through the day. Sadie is house safe when left alone and will hang out in her crate or on her chair.

What Sadie’s owner says:

Sadie is a true companion dog. She will for follow you so she can keep an eye on you at home. She's loyal, has a great recall and a gentle disposition overall. She is a sensitive girl so she needs an owner who understands that. A year ago I started going back-and-forth to a second home and it's been unsettling for her ever since. She would do best in a stable home with a regular routine with someone who truly wants a companion and sidekick. Someone who has the time and lifestyle for her. She loves hikes, the beach, walks and fetch. She is active so needs some exercise daily.

What Sadie’s Rescue Rep says:

Sadie is a little gem! Ok, at ~70 pounds maybe not so little, but she’s super sweet. She did jump up a little when she first met me, but quickly settled down. She hung out in her chair and watched quietly while her owner and I chatted. She walks pretty well on a flat collar, with some pulling; she seemed a little nervous on the walk, which may be because she doesn’t get lots of walks as exercise, it’s more going to the park. I think with time and a martingale collar to help with the pulling that she will be a delightful walking companion. And of course there is always the game of fetch to keep her exercised! Sadie tolerated being handled quite well, although I think she would have preferred not to have me play with her paws. She did enjoy showing me her belly, and getting ear and belly rubs. Sadie is a Lab mix, but she looks extremely Labby, with some interesting shading on her muzzle that might come from whatever she’s mixed with (the shelter said Great Pyrenees, but there are really no signs of it if she in fact is).

The ideal home for Sadie is one where humans (or a human) are home most of the day. She would be quite happy as an only dog. Since Sadie is used to having canine or feline company while her human is not home, we also think Sadie would do well in a family with dog friendly cats and/or a mature, mellow dog. Having already lived with a domineering dog, we’d like to avoid that experience for her in her new home; she deserves a calmer life! Sadie is good around all people but has not been around children. She is comfortable with women but can initially be a little hesitant with male strangers.

Medical information:

Sadie has had recurring problems with UTI’s and is currently undergoing treatment for one. Her owner is working to find a diet that might help, and its possible that stress may be contributing to occasional incontinence that occurs with the UTI. We think in a more relaxed environment this side effect will go away.

Also, Sadie has an extra dewclaw on her hind legs, each with its own 2 nails! It doesn’t seem to bother her at all, and it’s not uncommon.

Sadie is spayed, micro chipped, up to date on her shots, heartworm free and on preventive.

Sadie is located in Redwood City.

(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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Dozer: 2-year-old male black Lab Mix – 55 pounds neutered

We are not taking any more calls for Dozer, calls received so far will be returned.

Dozer came to lab rescue from the Central California SPCA. GGLRR was contacted to see if we could take Dozer in; as his time was up at the shelter! His owner brought him into the shelter as he did not have time for him any longer.

Some information about Dozer from the foster family:

Dozer is very mellow and gentle and would be good with small kids. He gets along great with other dogs. (He did try to hump another dog at the foster home but the foster told him “no” and he has never tried again.) He was afraid of the horse at first and then started to growl at them. The foster mom told him “no” and he has left them alone! They even spent time in the paddock while the foster mom cleaned and Dozer did not bother them. He has been taught to stay out of the kitchen and he knows sit very well. (The foster mom thinks he may have been taught to sit and put his paws up in the air.) He will pull on the leash but he will come when he is called. He is curious about the cats but if he is told to “leave it” he soon forgets about them. He does try to jump on you when he first sees you, but he rears up first so there is time to correct him. He does not always want your attention but will come for pets when the foster dog is getting attention. He is a not a big eater; so we think he may have been free fed. He crates just fine but the foster mom has been leaving him in the house; they went to town the other night and he did just fine being left alone with their other dog.

What we want for Dozer:

A home that will give him more training, a home that can give him plenty of exercise, a home that is not gone for large periods of the day or a home that has a game plan if they are. A home that has a secure yard and a home that has had experience with large dogs. Dozer is a wonderful boy!

Medical:

Dozer is neutered, he is microchipped, has all his shots and he is heartworm negative; he is a very healthy boy.

He is being fostered in Livermore.

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

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Froggy: 2-year-old male black Lab Mix – 65 pounds neutered



Froggy came to Lab Rescue from way of the Ukiah shelter. He fell out of a truck in August on 101 and the owner just kept on driving. The person picked him up and took him into the shelter. He needed vet care to fix a broken pelvis and now he is ready to go to a new home!

Some information about Froggy:

Froggy was in a foster home in Ukiah and they just loved him. He is an active boy and will need plenty of exercise. He plays fine with many dogs; he is crate trained and knows sit. He does need better leash skills and he will come when called; but you need to say his name Frog EEE. (He is just now coming to a GGLRR foster home.)

What we want for Froggy:

A home that will give him more training, a home that can give him plenty of exercise, a home that is not gone for large periods of the day or a home that has a game plan if they are. A home that has a secure yard and a home that has had experience with large dogs. Froggy is a wonderful boy!

Medical:

Froggy is neutered, he is microchipped, has all his shots and he is heartworm negative; he is a very healthy boy.

He is being fostered in Palo Alto.

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

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Max: 2 yr old Black lab male 80 lbs nonneutered

King: 2 yr old Yellow lab male 80 lbs nonneutered

(GGLRR will do a complete well check and neuter next week.)



This is what we know about Max & King:

These two happy go lucky boys are looking for a new place to call home, not due to any fault of their own. Owners have said, “they are both playful, young, sweet dogs.” Max and King are brothers, and they have had them since they were puppies. Owners have had them to dog parks, and they have done well with other dogs. It has been a while since they have been out and about. They are now just hanging out in the backyard. Max and King do live with another little dog, that they say, “does rule the roost so to say.” The boys have been living outside, and sleep in an indoor patio area. They do go outside of the patio area to do “their business.” They do get excited to see people, so they may jump up to greet you, with patience and consistency this is a trainable behavior. It has been awhile since the boys have been out and walked on a leash so they may pull, also a trainable behavior. They are fine eating their food together, they show no possessiveness over food or toys. Max and King both like to swim, and are fine riding in the car, maybe a little excited at first, but will settle down. They do like to chase cats so a cat free home will be best for them.

Max and King will be neutered, up to date on their shots, Heart Worm tested, and microchipped by Lab Rescue.

They are being fostered in Petaluma.

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

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Bella: Spayed 4 year old chocolate female

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GGLRR places about a Lab a day! See some of the recent rescued Bay area Labs adopted in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017and this year (2018) for examples of colors, genders, and ages that we typically have available for adoption. Or read Happy Ending stories about Labs adopted through GGLRR.

         
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