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5 Left -- 5-week-old Lab Mix Puppies

Background: Ellie’s puppies were born February 5-6, 2024 in Grass Valley, CA. A very pregnant Mama Ellie came to GGLRR from Bakersfield (found in a field as a stray) and after a week in our program delivered 9 healthy puppies! Mom "Ellie" is a black lab mix and we do not know who dad is. We have found adopters for three of the nine puppies, so six remain up for adoption.

What the Foster Says: The puppies are fat and fluffy with solid colors ranging from silver and red to black, white and yellow. Given the timing of their birth, we named them all (except for one – Taylor) after SF 49er teammates. Of the five puppies that are up for adoption, we have one female: silver (Chase) and four males: one black with white markings (Deebo), one yellow (Purdy), one yellow with white markings (Mac), and one red with ombre’ to blackish (Bosa). We believe the puppies will grow into adults ranging from 65-85 lbs. They will be ready to join their new forever homes around March 31, 2024.

What Puppies' Rescue Rep Says: We will adopt these puppies out when they are nearly 8 weeks old. Adopting a young puppy is much like having a newborn baby in the home: very demanding for care and attention, can't be left alone much, cries a lot -- especially at night when you want to sleep. Eat, poop/pee, play, sleep... repeat, repeat, repeat. Puppy-raising is also filled with joy and fun. Young puppies have sharp teeth and tend to go for human toes when available.

We envision the adopters will need to be home most (if not all the time), have a home with a backyard, and be fully aware of what puppy care is all about. Not for those who are not ready to full commit to puppy care. Need to have a plan for puppy training and socialization with other puppies. Prior young dog experience is not required but preferable. No other dogs in the home under two years old, please. Cats okay. We've been guessing what breeds of dog the father(s) of the puppies might be; my guess is 12% Golden Retriever, 25% Anatolian Shepherd, 25% Australian Shepherd, 13% Newfoundland, 13% Lab, and 12% Havanese -- and 100% cute as heck!!!

Medical: Healthy as can be. These puppies will receive their initial DHPP/DA2PP vaccination in late March prior to being adopted out. We will also deworm them prior to adoption. To keep the puppies safe from parvo, distemper, and other terrible ailments, each puppy will be restricted to their adopter's home and backyard until they are fully vaccinated -- typically at around four months old. Adopters will have to follow certain sanitary/disinfecting protocols (primarily for hands and shoes) too so they do not inadvertently introduce a disease to their puppy.

Located In: San Jose.

If you are interested in adopting one of these puppies, please contact Rescue Rep Dave at Be prepared to convince us how you will provide a fabulous forever home where one of these puppies will absolutely thrive.

Please note our service area: GGLRR adopts to the greater San Francisco 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.