Fosters Needed

Last updated 5/12/2022

GGLRR foster homes are often full when we find special Labs who we think deserve a chance. These Labs are in the process of getting into our program (evaluation, vet visit, etc) and having a foster identified gets us one step further in finding a forever home.

Find out more about about fostering with GGLRR and contact the rep listed if you are interested in helping in this key way. These Labs will be added to our Labs Available page when they are ready for adoption.

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Moose – Foster Needed for 3-year-old neutered male mixed Lab 70lbs.

Background:Moose is a 3 year-old Lab mix. His paperwork states Lab/Weimaraner mix. His owners were contacted after animal control picked him up as a stray but didn't come to reclaim him. We went out and met Moose--a very friendly young dog! He was elated to be out of the kennel and jumped on each of us to let us know just how excited he was! Moose is a big dog and needs to be taught not to jump on people-- no small children for this reason and a foster will need to be steady on his/her feet! After the initial excitement of about 15 minutes, we were able to sit on a bench where Moose walked up for pets.

Moose is being treated for ear infections.

We'd love to get him out of the shelter and into a home!

Very friendly, needs basic obedience training, jumps on you in excitement, but did calm down after about 15 minutes. Likes to be pet. Friendly with big and small dogs.

Reason for Rescue: Chronic Ear Infections

If you can foster or perhaps want to adopt Moose, please contact Rescue Rep Kris at

Video: Meeting a small dog

Video: Meeting a large dog

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Spike – Foster Needed for 11-year-old neutered male black Lab

Background:Spike was surrendered to the Sonoma County shelter as his owner was no longer able to care for him. They said they owned him for 14 years, but the vet hospital states they have him aged 11. Owner said he is good with other dogs, good with children, and chases cats [not so good]. The shelter feels at his age it would be quite difficult to chase cats. At our request, the shelter walked Spike by other dogs and cats and pigs without issue. We are so happy that he gets along with pigs.

What The Shelter Says:Spike doesn't attempt to escape and is house trained. He is not destructive, but does like to chew up paper towels. His former owner kept him indoors when left alone. Spike approaches the front of his shelter kennel to meet people and is quiet and friendly. He does pull moderately on leash. He has felt more comfortable in the last few days at the shelter and is now leaning in with staff for hugs and putting his head on laps for love. Spike is a shelter favorite and is hoping to land in a soft comfortable place soon.

What Their Rescue Rep Says: Let's get this sweet older gentleman out of the shelter. Glad the shelter reached out to us for help. Spike needs a foster/adopter home that will allow him to be the older guy that he deserves to be at this time in life. He stumbles a bit due to age from time to time and maybe waning eyesight. It doesn't seem to make a difference to his huge smile. Looking for foster/adopter to give him loved and care. If you have pigs, even better.

Medical: Neutered. According to shelter he is up to date on shots. No health concerns, other than age. Several tests recommended due to age. Needs to put on a few pounds.

If you can foster or perhaps want to adopt Spike, please contact Rescue Rep Liz at or call/text at Carol 415-246-0321,

Video: Hanging Out With Spike

Video: Spike bopping around on-leash

Video: Spike off-leash exploring

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Sunny: 6 Year-Old Female Red Lab, ~64 lbs, Lab Rescue will coordinate spay

Background: Sunny was surrendered as her family was unable to afford surgery to have two mammary masses removed. Lab Rescue just had the procedure done, and we are thrilled that both were benign.

What Sunny's Family Says: Sunny has been with our family since she was a puppy and has been the most loving dog we've owned. She is full of energy and always wants to play or get chased. Her favorite part of the day is going on walks and receiving attention. She tends to bark when she wants to be pet and doesn't stop until she gets the attention. Sunny knows basic commands but doesn't understand "No", she does well with the crate and sleeps in it overnight. She is potty trained to go outside. Sunny can be leash reactive when encountering a new dog. She has lived with a female dog before, but the introduction had to be slow and once they met, Sunny didn't mind having her around. Sunny needs a family that is patient with someone who can give her love, attention, and training. I think she would do best in a home with a single person or a couple with time and energy. If she were to go with a family, she'd do best with older children since she is a big energetic dog and likes to jump on people and gets the zoomies.

What Sunny's Rescue Rep says: Sunny is a sweet dog, loves attention and is great with people. Her owner describes her as loving but anxious. Sunny is crate trained and sleeps in her crate at night. Sunny likes to be included in almost everything her family does. The daughter and her boyfriend demonstrated that when they hug, Sunny wants the attention and starts barking until they stop and pay attention to her.

Lab Rescue would like Sunny to be in a home where she won't be left alone for long stretches of the day and with a patient, attentive family who can put the time into training and exercise. She is not socialized with other dogs and can be leash reactive on walks. She has been around children over 5, will jump on them and wants to play; the owner recommends a home with older children (probably 12 and up) as Sunny is big and energetic.

Video: Sunny walking without distractions

Video: Sunny walking, reactive towards dog barking at the fence

Video: Sunny playing by herself

Medical: Sunny is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Lab Rescue will coordinate her spay procedure.

If you are interested in Sunny, please contact Rescue Rep Kris at Please note our service area: GGLRR serves the greater SF Bay Area.

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Our volunteers donate their personal time & phones so please only call during reasonable hours (8am - 8pm). The Rescue Rep identified in the dog posting is the only person with information about the dog - please only contact the designated volunteer. We do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week; we do not have a facility where the dogs are housed, they are in foster homes throughout the Bay Area.