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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated June 11, 2015 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

Colby: about 1 year old black male

Colby a black lablet mix at 35 pounds was just rescued out of the Sacramento City Shelter on Front Street. Colby is good with other dogs (even bossy chihuahuas), cats, kittens, rabbits and children. The current foster's children are 7 and 10. We think Colby might be under a year old as his teeth are really white. He is just an adorable pup that wants to be loved and be with his people.

Colby does have some separation anxiety and he can jump a 6 foot fence if you leave him in the backyard. He wants to be with his people. If you take him outside, you will need to stay out there with him or he will jump the fence and go looking for you. He needs to be an inside dog.

We are looking for some one that is home most of the time. Like a retired person(s), work from home or stay at home mom..

Colby has been neutered, heartworm tested (negative), Vaccinated for rabies, dhpp and bordetella, and micro chipped.

If you are interested in meeting Colby, contact Charlene at 650-465-9669.


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Maggie: almost 8 year old black female

Maggie is a soon to be 8 year old year old female lab. She was adopted from Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue in 2010. Her owner is 92 with failing health and can no longer care for her. He reports that Maggie loves to retrieve tennis balls or other tossed doggie toys. She also loves to swim and ride in the car. She knows sit, stay, heel, sit up, roll over and high five. She will crawl onto your lap if you allow it and loves attention. She is good on a leash. If she wants to go for a walk, she will bring you the leash and come to you with it draped over her shoulders or drop it in your lap. Maggie knows how to use the doggie door. If she needs to go out and no door is open, she will give her "potty break" bark, which is different from her alarm bark. Maggie will patrol the back yard and chase off any critters who invade the yard. She will chase cats if they run, but seems to want to play with house cats if they are willing. Maggie loves to be with people, but if you tell her to "guard the house," she knows she will be left at home and doesn't have separation anxiety. She has not been around children under 5 years, but is great with the older ones she has met. We are having a hard time finding a foster or permanent home for sweet Maggie because she is jealous of other dogs and needs to be the only dog in the household. If you can foster or adopt Maggie, please email


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George: 12 year old male

I adopted George in 2009 and he has been a wonderful companion. George was made homeless by the hurricane Katrina and send from Alabama to the Pacific Grove AFRP. He was adopted by a Santa Cruz family who later loss their house to the 2008 crash, which sent him back to the AFRP. I do not know his age, but suspect he is about twelve. He is very well trained and still loves to play fetch every day.

It saddens me to be looking for another home for home, but my living situation is changing. I hope to find a loving home and family for George. he loves kids, and other dogs and gets along fine with cats. Nothing much bothers George.

He has melanoma tumor in his mouth and is beginning to lose muscle mass to arthritis. I have him on a pain killer.

Finding a loving compatible place for George is very important to me. I would be prepared to cover all expenses of looking after him and even compensate further if needed.

Mark McMillan


m: +1 408 458 0676


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Jet: 5 year old spayed female

Jet is a friendly, affectionate sweetheart who gets along well with kids, cats, chickens and other dogs. She loves to go hiking and play fetch, especially if it involves water like at the beach or river. She doesn't run off and adores people so a loving home with lots of attention and play time would be perfect for her. Oh, and her daily fix of Chuckit!

Jet is currently in foster care in Santa Cruz and can be reached at 831-588-9800

For more information about Jet, see the website Friends of the Animal Community




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