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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated July 16, 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 ecdugdale@gmail.com 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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Labs and Lab Mixes Available from Others





Ace: 8 year old neutered male black Lab, ~ 100 pounds


Meet Ace, an 8 yr. old, 100 lb, black lab. Ace was dumped because he runs away from loud noises...like fireworks, gun shots, etc. His previous owners were willing to have him euthanized rather then keep him safely indoors during the holiday celebrations. An exotic bird rescue was able to provide a foster for him, but needs help placing him, and contacted Lab Rescue.

Ace is a typical lab - he LOVES water, gets along with other dogs his size (who aren’t rude and get in his face). He is very sweet, enjoys car rides and playing with other dogs his size. And although he does have some arthritis in his back legs it, that does not slow him down too much. Did we mention he loves to play in the water, which also is great for a dog with arthritis! He does want to chase rabbits and would probably chase cats as well. Because he’s spent the bulk of his life outside, his house training needs some work, but he’ll learn quickly.

Ace needs to lose a few pounds, but he walks well on a leash and rides great in a car. With the right diet and regular brisk walks (he’d have to work up to it) Ace could easily lose the extra pounds.

We’d like a home for Ace where he doesn’t have to spend the rest of his life in the backyard, but could be indoors with his human pack. He would be fine in a home with another large dog. His new home should have a fully fenced yard that is dog safe (6 feet fence or higher with a well secured gate). His new family should be prepared to invest some time and love in training Ace to facilitate his transition to an indoor dog.

Ace is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. He is currently fostered in Modesto. If you're interested in adopting Ace, please contact dragonflydebbi@gmail.com. Adoption donation is $50.

Note: Adoptions require in person meeting and pick up, adoption contract, fee $50.00 (cash only) and a properly fenced yard.

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Fripp: 7 y/o neutered male - Lab / Aussie mix


Fripp is a great guy; he's smart and affectionate and cuddly. He learns commands quickly and is eager to please. He's been living in a household with very young children and has put up with a lot. He's about seven years old and neutered. He is house trained and knows basic commands. He's about 40 lbs and lean slim build. The rescue we adopted him from said his mother was a black lab, but he behaves more like a cattle dog or Australian Shepard. He is athletic, protective, and has energy and stamina like an Aussie or cattle dog, but endearing, sweet, and a bit goofy like a lab. We love his goofy side. He will really crack us up sometimes!

Fripp has some behavioral issues when it comes to new people and other dogs. He sometimes has fear aggression when meeting new people or dogs. He will get to close then get scared and growl. We have worked with a trainer on this and he's much better than he used to be, especially when introduced using her method. He lives with an alpha female and is mostly respectful of the pecking order. He's very playful and loves when she will wrestle with him. He goes on pack walks with a dog walker twice a week and does fine in a dog park and van with other dogs. He will chase cats.

He also has mild separation anxiety and moderate anxiety around unpredictable sounds like the refrigerator compressor, the gas wall heater, thunder, etc. which is helped by his medication. He LOVES to fetch just about anything but especially balls with the chuck-it. If he gets a good fetch session in everyday, he will be a very balanced dog who shows little of his anxiety.

Fripp would be a great dog in a home with no other dogs or other dogs his size, no cats, and older children. He needs daily exercise and a lot of affection and physical touch. He'd do well with an experienced dog person who knows herding breeds.

We are urgently looking for a permanent home or foster situation for Fripp. Please call or text Britt at 510-517-4648 with any questions or to schedule to meet Fripp.

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Twilight: 5 year old female


Twilight is a pretty 5 year old black female lab. She is spayed and has had all her vaccinations and tests. She is housebroken, likes attention and to be petted by people and kids, likes to play ball and walks good on a leash. Twilight does not care to share her toys or her food so she should be in single dog household. She also will go after small animals.

Contact: Bobbie (209) 620-5411.

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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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