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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated November 29, 2018 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.

We welcome donations from those who benefit from our maintenance of this web page.

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

Storm: ~ 4 year old yellow male lab

Storm is currently being fostered with Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue.

See Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Website for additional information.

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Jake: ~ 1 year old male black lab mix

Jake is a 90 pound boy, approximately 1-2 years old, that spent his early years as an outdoor dog in Bakersfield. In spite of this, he is sweet, mellow and undemanding but needs an experienced owner to teach him some manners. He seems mostly disinterested in the dogs here but has exhibited reactivity when on leash. He is definitely more country than rock and roll!

Contact: Muttsup

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Milo: ~ 1 year old male black lab mix

Watch Milo's video by clicking on the link above the pictures.

Hi! My name is Milo! I am a 1 year old Black Lab / Border Collie mix. I am extremely smart and trainable. I know basic obedience commands and a few off leash commands at a distance. I am working on my come/recall so that I can be off leash more, but of course I'm still a puppy and I am working on it! Check out my skills here!

I love to run, jump, and swim! I run 2-3 miles a day, and currently run next to my human riding a bike. My favorite toys are flirt poles to chase and ropes to tug on. I love being with my humans; my favorite ones are my stay-at-home-mom and her son. I live in a house with 2 cats and I’m trying very hard to learn to respect their space. I go to lots of dog beaches off-leash and love playing with other dogs. I love to snuggle my humans with all of my 70 pounds of cuteness!

I am quick to let my family know if anyone that I don't know comes near the house. I am cautious and timid with strangers. I do better with kids who are dog-confident but am nervous around kids/people who are not. I need a confidant leader who can manage that.

Full disclosure: I am looking for a new home because I bit my neighbor's pinky when he approached too fast to pet me.

I think I would do best in an environment where my intelligence and drive are channeled more purposefully and frequently with an experienced dog handler. I am sure I would love fly ball, dock diving, agility, training, performance, or sport!!

Pete Bielawski

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Larry: yellow lab mix

Larry is located in Southern California. Follow the link below for additional information.

Larry the Lab

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Breck: Black Lab Mix, 45 lb, 5 year old Female to Loving Home

It breaks our hearts to imagine parting with Breck but we are hopeful that she’ll bring joy to her new family. Breck is a 45 lb, 5 year old black lab mix who we adopted from a rescue as a puppy and have raised in San Francisco. She is a well-behaved, wonderful, devoted and fun-loving companion but her anxious behavior makes her incompatible with our lives which now include two small children. In short, we are concerned that she’ll hurt one of our children (out of fear) if she’s cornered. We hope to find her a loving individual or family (without small children) that appreciates her companionship and is tolerant of her eccentricities. Please contact me to discuss further.

Ann Scott-Plante

719 338 0374

A little more about Breck:

Breck (named after Breckenridge, Colorado) is a very loyal dog. She LOVES her people but it takes a long time to win her over. She doesn’t like new people and will growl and bark at visitors in her home, particularly if she feels threatened. She is very comfortable outside in neutral territory with strangers, however, as long as they don’t try to pet her. We regularly have her off-leash and she stays close and follows commands to wait to cross streets, etc. She likes other dogs (in neutral territory) save those that scare her because they are very big or play very rough. She has never bitten another dog or a human but may if she feels unsafe and cornered. Her first instinct is always to escape from a situation that makes her uncomfortable.

Other than new people and unpredictable babies/toddlers, a couple of things make Breck very anxious. She hates the oven/stove/microwave and hides as soon as she senses that it’s time to cook a meal. Things that move quickly and unexpectedly (skateboards, running kids, etc.) scare her. She doesn’t like the car but is tolerant of rides.

While these eccentricities are sometimes challenging, her good qualities far outweigh her bad. She greets us with a wonderful wiggling tail and kisses when we come home. She is gleeful and shares her joy when she goes on a hike or visits the beach. While not cuddly, she makes it clear that being near you is a priority and comforting. She doesn’t bark much, save for things like doorbells. She likes to be outside but is content to be inside for most of the day. She is not food-obsessed to the point that she won’t eat all of her food at once. She is a wonderful friend, protector and playmate. She was our first baby and has been an enriching addition to our lives.

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Zephyr: 4 year old neutered male black Lab Mix

I am a handsome 4 1/2 year old black lab/german shepherd mix named Zephyr. I was found as a stray and am in need of a furever home. I weigh 60 pounds, am neutered and vaccinated. I am house trained, crate trained, know how to sit and shake with my paw. I am a friendly dog who loves spending time with adults. I would do best in an adult only home with no kids. I chase cats. I love hiking and swimming. I am very smart and love being trained. I would like an owner who is experienced with dogs and can spend a lot of time with me. I am in a foster home in San Carlos, CA.

Contact: Charlene 650-465-9669

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Even with all our volunteers, it costs a lot to save and place 300 Labs a year. There are costs to bail-out these dogs from the shelters along with vet and temporary kennelling costs when no foster homes are available. Please consider a donation of cash, vehicle, or even your time through volunteering.

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