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Labs in Need from Individuals

Last updated October 9, 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


Macho came to our shelter as his owner had died and there was no one to care for him. He was living with 10 other dogs at the time. Macho is about 9 years old, but still has much spunk and love left in him. He loves to chase tennis balls, carry a stuffed toy around in his mouth (his gaga), and sit close to you for some much needed lovin. We are not sure what he is mixed with, but his disposition is much like a lab. He weighs about 35lbs. Age is just a number to Macho. He is always ready to head out for his daily walks, stopping to say hi to everyone he passes. He will play ball with you , and will finish the day with a nap with you. Macho has been living in our shelter since May. The stress of a shelter takes its toll on dogs, especially the senior ones. Macho is looking for his forever companion to spend the rest of his life with. Senior dogs are usually the last to get adopted. They get looked over time and time again, leaving them to live out their lives in shelters. Macho definitely deserves a home where his love will be welcomed and ask for nothing in return but the same love. Macho is located at Pets Lifeline in Sonoma. For more information about Macho, please call Pets Lifeline at 707-996-4577 ext. 101.

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Solomen: 4 year old male Lab mix

Solomon has a very special soul.

Solomon is a 4 year old male Lab mix we rescued from Chowchilla.

Eager to please and treat motivated

Would make a great running or biking partner

Great in his crate

Can show dominance with people and dogs, so a dog-savvy home would be best

Needs structure and guidance; would likely do best as a single dog or with submissive female

Currently weighs 67lbs

Adoption fee: $250, includes neuter and current vaccinations. Additional donations always welcome.

Contact Jill Leiva,

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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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