Labs Available from Others

Last updated 05/07/2022 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 ecdugdale@gmail.com 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









~12-year-old male Lab/Pit mix “Henry” -- 80lbs -- Neutered

Hello, my name is Henry! Don't let my age fool you - I have plenty of energy and I love to play! Let's go for lots of walks and run in the yard! Sniffing is my favorite thing. I am potty trained and never have any accidents in the house. And after a long day of playing, I love to cuddle up next to you in bed. I even sleep all the way through the night and I'm happy to go to my crate at bedtime in exchange for a treat!

I don't bark all that often - when strangers are out front, I just look out the window and watch them quietly! But I do turn into a bit of a tweetie bird and cry or bark a lot when I'm left alone. Please help me gain confidence again to ease my separation anxiety or take me with you so I know you aren't leaving forever!

I currently have three foster doggy sisters and three foster kitty sisters and I do great with all of them! I play with my foster doggy sisters in the backyard and I know how to be gentle with the smaller one. I don't even chase the cats when they run crazy with kitty zoomies! Foster mommy says I'm such a good boy! But I don't do well with large male dogs, so let's stick to the ladies for now.

I have a very gentle temperament and I'm incredibly empathetic. Whenever I think a human or doggy is sad, I come over to make sure they're okay and cuddle them! Please don't yell around me because it makes me shake really, really hard and I get very scared. Foster mommy says I need someone who can be firm and establish strong boundaries so I maintain good manners, without scaring me or being mean. I've done really well at the vet and even let them cut my toenails without any issues - even after they stuck me with needles. The vet said I'm an Easy Mode dog!

I am neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, have no fleas, and had a full senior blood panel + x-ray. I'm in pretty good health for a senior dog! Foster mommy says she thinks I'll be a good boy for my new family for many years to come. But I'm still a senior dog, so hopefully you'll make sure I go to my annual check-ups.

Do you want to meet me so we can hopefully play and cuddle?? I'm so happy!

Please contact my foster mom, Heather, at (279) 399-1029 or SpringtimeRisotto@gmail.com to inquire about adopting me, Henry!


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Max - 1-year-old yellow/red male lab mix “Max”

Max weighs 74 lbs. He knows basic commands like: sit, down, stay, come, no and shake paw. This boy is full of energy in outside play and has good house manners; when he's inside he'll get a toy then lay down to chew it or squeak it (he loves his toys). He's house trained and crate trained. Good on leash and likes being outside on his walks and exploring (if he gets side tracked, a quick leash correction is all he needs). Max is a big boy so a big yard would be best, he needs playtime and exercise. Gets along with other dogs big and small, of course proper introduction is always a must. It's unknown how he is with cats. He has good recall but sometimes needs a little whistle too. He's not food aggressive and will share his toys. Enjoys a car cruise now and then but has done a drool or two then at other times nothing. He loves children but because of his size they should be over 12 years. This sweet loving boy will follow you everywhere just to be at your side, such a good doggie. Max is looking for his fur-ever home where he can hang his leash.

If you are interested in Max please contact Judy at 209-830-6793 (landline/no text).


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Rufus - 2Yrs 3Mths 1Wks (approx) old Large Terrier Cross Mix

Rufus is looking for his forever home! He loves balls and water, and meets new people with big loose wags. We're not sure what he's mixed with but he's got some Labby qualities like his big smile and his goofiness. He’s just jumpy and over-exuberant, something that HSSV is hopeful lab people understand 😉.

If you are looking for a lab personality witihout the Lab look, Rufus could be the dog for you!

Click here to learn more about Rufus. (NOTE: He may be posted as Weekend, but his name really is Rufus!)


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Dale - 7 Year Old Male Chocolate Lab

We are in the unfortunate situation of having to rehome our dog Dale, a 7 year old, 75 lbs, active and happy chocolate lab. We have owned him for 6 years, adopting him when he was 8 months old. Though he’s always been a bit of a rambunctious guy he has unfortunately become a little more aggressive as of late.

We are sad to have to part ways with him as we’ve had so many great times with Dale over the years, going on overnight backpacking trips, cross country skiing and little backcountry skiing as well. He is truly an active dog that enjoys being outside running around the beach and in the woods.

We are hoping to find someone that can match his active lifestyle, provide top notch snuggles at night, and give him the attention, space, and time he needs to live a happy life!

Vaccines are up to date, he is neutered, regular flea and tick medication. His last vet check up was one month ago where he received a good bill of health.

Please help Dale find his next adventure-filled chapter!

Contact Jack Bagley
Email: jake@dorsalhealth.com


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Buddy: 1-year-old Lab/Boxer Mix

Buddy is a 13 month old 3/4 lab, 1/4 boxer mix. He is a very sweet boy with lots of energy. He has a great temperament and just wants to cuddle and be around people. He likes to play chase with other dogs. He barks when people ring the doorbell, but as soon as they give him a pet, he is good. "His bark has no bite" He was just diagnosed with juvenile cataracts. He is not yet blind but will be eventually. He needs someone who has the time and resources to guide him through this journey. Please help me find a good home for Buddy.

Maria Morrish 310-749-4816


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Levi: 12-month-old neutered Lab/Dolerman Mix

We are looking for a loving home for our puppy, Levi. 

Levi turned 1 year old in December 2021 and has lived with us since he was 12 weeks old. Levi comes from a Labrador mom and Doberman father. Since we adopted him he has received excellent care including all his shots, micro chipped and is neutered. He has been to the Vet numerous times for his healthy puppy check ups and nail trimmings. 

As Levi was growing he started to show signs of anxiety which started around 7 months. His anxiety signs were constant yawning which then increased to a snapping sound he makes in his mouth and the constant need to be near one of us. 

We are a family of 5 which includes children ages 17, 15 and 10 along with another dog whom we adopted months before we adopted Levi. As Levi’s anxiety progressed his Vet prescribed Trazadone to help Levi calm down but this medication was only used if it seemed like his anxiety was too much. After 4 months and no signs of relief for Levi we have decided to rehome Levi in hopes that another owner could give him more of what he deserves. Also, our two dogs seem to have a love/hate relationship and I am not sure if my other dog is what is causing Levi’s anxiety. 

In order to help Levi I had hired a dog walker who walks our dogs 3 times a week for close to 2 hours each walk. We also walk the dogs and will allow them off leash. As for training Levi is house trained but the remainder of my training hasn’t been very successful. He will sit when I ask him too but he still jumps up on people. 

Levi is a very social dog. He loves all the children who come to my house and will go up to anyone with his tail wagging at all times. During the summer he would go into our pool and would sit on a pool float just to be near to us. He has a ton of energy and lots of love to give. Levi is a beautiful dog and we love him so much.

If you are interested in Levi please email Brandy Adams at BrandySadams@gmail.com

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Princess, special yellow Lab, is looking for her forever home

Hello folks! My name is Princess and I am a special girl. Why, yes, I am a beautiful yellow lab. And, yes, I love food! And, boy-oh-boy, do I love my family.

However, I am quite different than most other labs that you may have met; I am VERY afraid of new people and can also be afraid of new things. In fact, I am so afraid of new people that I use the tactic "...the best defense is a good offense..." & I will growl, snarl, bare teeth, & bark at people when they try to approach me! What I really want is space.

The people at SPARC know how special I am and they believe that I have great potential! I have finally opened up to a couple of the people here after they allowed me time to slowly get to know them and I have shown that I am a loving, playful, silly, good girl with the people I trust. I have my 'inner-circle'. You're either in... or you're out! I just need lots of time to be sure that people are nice, though. Getting to know you is on MY schedule - not yours!

My last family was unsure of how to help me so I never really got the guidance I needed. I just kept practicing my same old tactics. Because they worked so well, I kept using them! The good news is that I'm exceptionally FOOD motivated! I also love to learn. I know lots of fun tricks, like sit, down, roll-over, and shake. Also, I seem to LOVE other dogs! I have already made another dog friend at the shelter and I may be able to go to a home with another calm, confident dog who's behavior I may learn to model over time.

I know that I have my quirks, but if I can go to a home with a very special guardian who has experience with fear-aggression, understands I may never live the life of a 'typical lab', and that they will need to be dedicated to my special needs, then the people at SPARC believe I will thrive. If you are interested in me, please complete an application online.

From SPARC:

We think Princess would do well in an adults only home where she has a big house & big yard. Preferably, the family would have experience with fear aggression & understand that dogs like Princess might live an alternative lifestyle – she’ll need a simple life in a low traffic home with exercise mostly in her yard & the house & occasional walks. She’ll need to be strictly managed in a room or kennel when family & friends visit. She would need to meet a person multiple times before they would be able to handle her.

Princess has a serious case of stranger danger but once she’s give the time to open up to you, she can be a loving lab to her trusted inner circle. She has made amazing progress with positive reinforcement on her walks and is actually a great walking partner (except bicycles…. Princess HATES bicycles!!).

To learn more about Princess, contact Rachel Bow, 805-525-8609 or rachel@santapaulaarc.org. Princess is located at the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center in Santa Paula, CA.

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Even with all our volunteers, it costs a lot to save and place ~250 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.