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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated May 24, 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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Labs and Lab Mixes Available from Others

Sunny: 6 year old neutered, golden, mixed breed Retriever (75 pounds)

Sunny has been a sweet, loving member of our family for over five years. We adopted him when he was about 9 months old from CCLRR and he quickly adapted to our new home. He was already house trained and relatively good on leash. We initially crate trained him since my husband and I both worked outside our home, but after a couple months we felt comfortable giving him free reign of the house. He is not a chewer or counter jumper and has always respected the house.

Sunny is a well-behaved, obedient, and healthy dog (up-to-date on all his vaccinations, microchipped). He thrives in a relationship where he can bond one-on-one with his adult owners and be part of the pack. He loves to be active and outdoors and is always up for a walk, hike or run. He swims in ponds and the ocean, but does not go in my parents' pool. Some of our favorite times pre-children were backpacking adventures. He is good in the car and has handled long road trips to CO and MT. He loves being around us, but is also okay resting and hanging on his bed or in a sunny spot when we are busy.

He is good on leash and off-leash hiking in less populated areas. He gets insecure in off-leash, dog park situations around unfamiliar dogs, so we avoid those. He only barks when someone comes to the front door, but is quickly at ease with new visitors.

He is uncomfortable around little kids, so would do best in an adult home or home with teenage children. We do not know how he is around cats. He would probably do better as the only dog in the house though he gets along with my parents' mellow dog when we visit.

We wish we could continue to give Sunny the kind of attention and activity level he needs and deserves, but, with our growing family, life circumstances have changed and we feel we can no longer provide the best home for him. We are expecting our second child in June. He will be an amazing companion for a new family and will be missed.

If you would like to add this quiet, gentle boy to your Peacable Kingdom, please contact Irena at

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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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Panda: 2 year old spayed female

Panda is a 2 year old Spayed female lab, pit mix. Panda has been fully vetted so she is ready to leave the kennels into a foster or forever home. Foster to adopt is another option.

Panda is probably between 50 and 60 pounds, nice girl, friendly with other dogs and people. She didn't have much of a basic training she doesn't know how to sit, her leash manners not the best but within five minutes she picked it up really quickly and was walking pretty nicely on the leash. Her activity level is about 5 on the scale from 1 to 10, but we need to take into consideration that she has been locked up in a kennel without much exercise for several weeks now. As far as her nipping goes, she hasn't done any of that while I was with her but our kennel keeper said that she was just playfully trying to nip at hurt while she was running back and forth there was no aggression or anything. I could not get her to do that again. She takes treats very gently and she appears to be house trained since she doesn't like to mess in her kennel. we had 4 other dogs over there that were in the kennels and she would walk by the kennel and sniff them here and there the tail was wagging the whole time. we even had couple of kids ages 8 and 10 over there and we did let her out and she did just fine with them. Even though I would probably recommend older kids.

If you would like to meet her, please send me an email, Charlene, at Panda is in Herald, California. We can make arrangements to meet someplace.

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Roger: neutered 4 yr old male black Lab, 75 lbs

Roger is a friendly, handsome 4 year old black lab who is in need of a home. He weighs about 75 pounds, is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated. He is house trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. Roger rides very nicely in the car and we can also say that he is one mellow boy.

Roger really loves his food A LOT and prefers not to share it with anyone else so he should always be feed by himself with out other dogs or little kids around. Easy! You wouldn't want anyone sticking their fingers in your food, would you?

He has not been tested with cats, he is respectful of other dogs and their space, and he loves people.

Please contact me if you are interested in Roger.

Irena @

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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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