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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated March 13, 2017 Other labs in rescues and shelters

Whenever possible, GGLRR will post Labs for individuals who must find a new home for their pet. Dogs on this page have not been met and evaluated by GGLRR and are not part of our program. We only provide this listing service as a courtesy for a month to Northern / Central California Labs and assume no responsibilities for the dogs posted on this page. Please contact if you have a dog you would like us to post on this page and provide the posting as you would like it to appear on the page.. Please note since we are a Lab Rescue, we only list Labrador Retrievers or Lab-mixes that appear to be mostly Labrador.

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We encourage you to check PetFinder or Adopt a Pet for labs that may be available from other rescue organizations. For additional dogs in need of new homes, please search:

Labs and Lab Mixes Available from Others

Meeko: 2 year old male

Well, hello! Aren't I just a big handsome fella? I would love to find a NEW BEST FRIEND (the two-legged kind).

Meeko is a 2-year-old Great Dane mix. SPCA in Solano County thinks his other half is either Labrador or some kind of pointer. Either way, he's a lively boy who came to the shelter as a surrender. His owner was moving and couldn't take him with her. Although he's a sweet dog, he has a LOT of energy, and he's such a big boy (95lbs!) that shelter staff thinks he would do best in a home without small children. The SPCA shelter trainer says Meeko's previous owner had him as an inside dog, but when her living situation changed, he became an outside dog for about 5-6 months, and didn't use his good in-house skills. An active owner who can give him structure and affection will find him a rewarding companion. He's a sweet dog with a LOT of energy. His recent time as an outdoor dog and in the kennel environment has limited his contact with humans, and his "people skills" need refreshing. He is motivated, and his prior training could be revived with help from a new owner.

Meeko is current on all his shots, neutered, and presently at Solano SPCA, 2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville, CA 95687.

Call 707-448-7722, e-mail, or visit Petfinder.

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Apollo: 8 year old neutered black lab/dachshund mix

Apollo is an eight year-old, 25lb black labrador/dachshund mix, a perfect sized dog for a smaller home! He is a sweet dog--he will get attached to his owner(s) but it will take time to warm up with strangers and dogs. He is the quietest dog you will ever meet--rarely barks, only at the doorbell or home visitors. He is not the most energetic dog (unless he sees a squirrel), but he is very affectionate. Apollo loves to go on walks (as long as it's not raining), play fetch, belly rubs, napping on the couch, and will give his future owner all of his undivided attention.

Apollo is a special needs dog, and because of his age and past history, will need some time to re-adjust to his new home. He is house-trained, and is familiar with a crate and pet doors. He is not good with children age 1-4 due to their unpredictable behavior. He is usually scared of strangers but will warm up after being fed a few treats. He is initially defensive with other dogs, but after a few minutes of controlled socialization, he will be fine living with other dogs. Same with cats, he's tried chasing a few before, but has been socialized with cats before.

Apollo is on multiple medications to deal with two issues that require medication: seizures and symmetrical lupoid onychodstrophy (SLO). The seizure medication averages to $40-50/month, and should be fed to him twice a day. You will come up with creative ways to feed him his medications for sure. On these medications, he may have a seizure about once every 12-16 months.

The SLO issue was recently identified in November 2016--his nails started breaking off and growing back as brittle nails. He is currently on some medication that costs $90-100/month, but he can still be an active dog without it. Without the medication, Apollo is fine going on walks, but you have to watch out where he walks so he doesn't injure his nails.

He recently developed a head tremor, which according to his neurologist, does not harm him and he is completely aware when it occurs. It happens once every few days, lasting about 5 minutes each, but no root cause could be identified. His head tremors do not require any medication, just some petting to calm him down.

He is currently located in north San Jose, CA. He'd be best taken care of by a family who can devote more time to him. I have tried my best but can't keep up with his care to make him a happy dog. He is used to being alone during work hours but is best in a place where he is only alone for a few hours a day.

Here is my contact info:



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China: 9 year old female

CHINA is a 9 year old 85 lb. black female lab mix. She came to us from the Fresno SPCA as an owner surrender. This sweet girl is a delight to be around and all she wants in return is to be near and follow you everywhere. She knows her basic obedience - sit, stay, down, come and walks nicely on leash. She is housebroken and crate trained. Sleeps all night on her dog bed pillow or in a wire crate with not a sound. She enjoys car rides and her very favorite is "tummy rubs." She also likes short walks and time to mosey around the backyard at her leisure. China is real friendly and likes everyone. Eats like a lady and takes treats gently. Not sure how she is with cats, she's ok with other dogs with proper introduction, but her choice is to be an 'only' dog. China will make an excellent companion for a non-active family.

UPDATE: China is a special needs dog. We recently found that she has diabetes but you wouldn't know it, she is the same happy and friendly loving girl as always. And looking good at 76 lbs! She needs someone who will commit to giving her daily insulin injections, keeping her meals on schedule, feeding a good quality dog food (no prescription diet necessary) and limiting her treats to healthy ones. China is looking for that special home so she can enjoy her remaining senior years all comfy and cozy at your side.

Judy 209-830-6793 (no text - landline)

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Thelma and Louise: 8-10 y.o. female Lab Mixes

Meet Thelma and Louise, both estimated at 8-10 years of age. The Vet believes they could easily be sisters, or Louise (the black/white one, also the heavier of the two) could be older than Thelma (the black one).

They are being surrendered as their family took them in from an elderly relative who could no longer care for them. Thelma and Louise do not get along with the family's small dog, or small dogs, in general.

Both Thelma and Louise are extremely sweet and loving with small children, babies, toddlers and seniors, even when having their hair, tails and ears pulled and other things which would make many dogs unhappy.

These two are bonded and need to be adopted together.

They are located in Morgan Hill. Please call David for more information 650-799-8706

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Henna: 5 year old female

Henna is a 5 years young bundle of energy. She is a lab doberman mix. Hannah LOVES to play with her ball and will play with you for as long as you want to throw it. She loves to be with you wherever you are. She is learning how to walk on leash and she is learning hand commands. Hanna has suffered from ear problems her whole life and as a result is profoundly deaf. It does not slow down her down at all though!! Henna is friendly with other dogs once she gets to know them.

Henna has been staying with us at Pets In Need in Redwood City for quite some time and is very anxious to find a home to call her own. Henna needs to go to a home who will be patient with her hearing loss. Although she has special needs she will make a wonderful pet and fill your days with smiles and love!

Contact Pets In Need for more information on Henna and to schedule a visit.

She is eagerly awaiting your love.

Pets In Need

871 5th Ave, Redwood City 650 367-1405

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