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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated July 23, 2014 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


Hi, my name is Kenzie. I am an active, young dog looking for a workout partner and best friend! I love toys, other dogs, people, and life in general! I do have some skin allergies and will need a guardian committed to keeping me healthy and comfortable. I promise that I am worth the extra effort! I am extremely loving and affectionate once I get to know someone. I already know some basic commands, ride well in the car, and am house trained. I am fearful around young children and would do best in a home with experienced adults and teenagers. I am currently living in a multi dog foster home. To learn more about me, please contact Jeri @ (408) 262-2133 ext. 185 or Patti @ ext. 184.

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Murphy: 5 year old neutered lab mix (lab/doberman/shepard) 65 lbs

Hello! My name is Murphy and I am looking for loving owners who will give me just as much love and affection as my mom has over the past 4 years. She is very sad to have to give me up but unfortunately she has to move into a new apartment which is not dog friendly and will not be able to take me with her.

As you can see I am quite a cutie pie, people always stop and tell my mom what a handsome boy I am. Besides being good looking, I truly am an affectionate and loyal companion. I have all the energy of a lab puppy but I am very calm inside the house, I don't bark inside, destroy anything, steal socks or chew anything except my own toys. I also live with two kitty friends who I get along with just fine.

I am crate trained and house broken. It would be great if I can move into a house with an enclosed backyard so I can spend more time outside. I do need to be kept in an enclosed area as I have been known to run off if I'm not on my leash and I am fast and very hard to catch up with. Since my mom lives in an apartment I have been an indoor dog since she adopted me and I sleep either on the side of her bed or on my own doggy bed. Sometimes I even like to curl up in my crate as there is always a comfy pillow in there for me.

I get along with people and love attention. I'll admit I do sometimes get overly excited when I see new faces and I can't help but jump all over them. I am a bit strong and I don't know my own strength, but I mean no harm I just want to show my affection. I was in training classes when I was first adopted but there are still a few commands I'm a little shaky with like 'down' but my vet says that even though I'm not a puppy anymore I am very smart and I learn quickly.

I like other dogs and love to play, even with smaller dogs. The only time I might bark at another dog is if they start aggressively barking at me because I admit I can be a big scaredy cat.

I am up to date on all my vaccinations and am healthy, my mom has taken very good care of me. I am heartworm free and take a dual heartworm/flea prevention every month.

If you are interested in me please please contact my mom, she would be happy to have you meet me or answer any of your other questions. She is devastated that she has to give me up and wants to find me the best home she can.

cell phone: (650) 224-9371

Melanie Standig

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Kona: 9 year old female

Kona 9 year old chocolate female. Don't let the grey fool you....this is a YOUNG girl. She came to us from the Oakdale Shelter and she jumped into my SUV without any could almost hear her shouting "GET ME OUT OF HERE" She has obviously had some training and we believe she is housebroken. So far she hasn't met any strangers....her transporter, the vet, her foster...she greets everyone with a wagging tail and a smile.

Call Charlene 916-477-7046.

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BRODIE and SISSY black male and female, 8 years old and offered at the senior bonded pair rate of $200. To start with they are litter mates and have been together for their entire lives. So they have to be adopted together. They had a loving owner for their life till now, but unfortunate housing changes caused this change. These labs are so fun and even funny. They have great recall, call them and they run back fast. They love to fetch, and know sit and stay. They are great with our two labs, they are all good friends. I've fostered lots of labs for CCLRR, loved them all but Sissy and Brodie, even though there are two of them, have been the easiest and the most fun. They are small and have some grey, but are just so active, nice and responsive. Please give them a look. They like a nice fenced clean yard, a warm house and as much attention as you can give. You will love these siblings if you meet them.

Contact Charlene Wolfe at 916-477-7046.

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Riley: 70 pound male

Riley is a 70-pound black english Lab, with a typical Labby square head. He is great with kids, and gets along with other dogs--and even cats! He is healthy and been well cared for, and he loves to swim.

Located in San Luis Obispo. To hear more about this sweet boy, contact Breann Robinson 805-206-5612

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Brownie: 5 year old male

BROWNIE 5 year old chocolate male. At a very young age of 5, Brownie found himself at one of the local shelters. Shortly after, it was discovered that his leg was broken and unfortunately we found out that the break was relatively old. We were told by the vet it would be hard to do the surgery and save his leg, but the vet was willing to try since he liked Brownie so much. Again, unfortunately for Brownie, two surgeries later, his leg was not healing properly and it had to be amputated. After that ordeal Brownie has been recovering at his foster home. He is doing really well, and he doesn't seem to be bothered by the fact that he has only three legs…he still likes to chase cats. He is a very affectionate, friendly, mellow and quiet boy who is just looking for every opportunity to be loved. He lives in a home with 3 other labs and he gets along with everybody, appears to be house trained and sleeps quietly all night. One thing you need to know, Brownie is only part Lab...when we looked at him, we thought he may have some Golden Retriever in him or maybe Irish Setter or Shepherd but overall what we cared about the most was his personality, and it is wonderful! Brownie is looking for a home with another dog buddy, preferably no cats, and kids over the age of 10 are recommended. A home with lots and lots of TLC is required!

Contact Irena at


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