Labs Available from Others

Last updated 2/22/2024 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

Jax and Phili Males Mix Labs, Neutered

added 2/22/24

Marin Humane has two labs available for adoption.

Jax, an adult Black Lab/Mix who is as energetic as he is smart. His playful nature makes every day an adventure, and his friendly demeanor is sure to win over anyone who meets him. Jax is quick to learn new tricks, enroll him in a class and rise to the top. Don't let his energy fool you - Jax also loves a good cuddle session. He's a good balance of fun and affection, making him an ideal companion for an active household. Adopt Jax today and bring home not just a pet, but a loyal friend. More information on Jax.

Phil E Cheescake is a big 96 lb Lab mix and is ready for a home! Phili surrendered due to moving issues and sadly the family couldn't keep him. He landed at a local shelter and now he's in foster with Happy Hound Doggie Daycare who gets to spoil him on a daily! Phili is about 1 years old, very dog social but still learning boundaries. He's very social with people but acts like a puppy and can be a bit jumpy, so he's learning manners and doing so well! He's a sensitive guy, but also loves to play and romp around. Happy Hound would love to give you more insight on this cutie and fill you in on the right home for him. We'd love to see him in a loving home and someone that can continue training him so he can be the best boy ever. More information on Phili.

If interested in meeting either dog, please call Marin Humane at 415-506-6225.

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MENDEL 20-Month Old Male Lab, Neutered

added 2/16/24

Mendel is a very smart and handsome 70 lb field lab who is so sweet and snuggly with the people he loves. He enjoys swimming, hiking, running, playing with toys, playing with dogs and is good with children. He is trained in terms of commands (sit, down, pick it up, leave it, touch, place, out, etc) and can learn things extremely quickly. He is crate trained and can sleep for big chunks of the day.

While he has come a very long way since being adopted from multiple homes and shelters at 7 months old he has a hard history and is a high needs, energetic and sensitive boy. He has separation anxiety and cannot currently be left alone in most settings; and has territorial/fear aggression with some people/situations. Mendel would be a great fit for a person or couple who live alone (or with a dog! No cats), are retired or work from home, want lots of doggie snuggles and company, have experience with challenging dogs and are interested in ongoing training.

Mendel is quite manageable and is such an enjoyable dog but cannot be expected to be in certain settings yet. I have rehabilitated Mendel for the last year, he has come so unbelievably far and I am continuing to train. However after cancer and divorce, I need to begin working and cannot continue to commit to the degree and pace of his needs- and really need help! I love Mendel so much and will happily be on his care team.

Mendel is located in the Bay Area. If you are interested, please reach out to Sarah at

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~16-Week Old Lab Mix Puppies

added 2/15/24

Feb 8th, a litter of 8 puppies were abandoned in one of Lodi parks. They are all in 2 of our kennels here at the shelter, but we are over capacity and would love for them to be in a much calmer environment, as they need to be socialized. They are about 16 weeks old, look to be Labrador mix, and are healthy overall. They have received their first set of vaccines, as well as de-wormer and flea/tick treatment.

If you could help us with pulling them, please let us know. We appreciate any resources or even a courtesy post too, if you can only help in that way.

If you are interested, contact Sonii Valencia, Office Administrator, Lodi Animal Services, (209) 333-6741.

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Enzo, ~1-Year Old Black Lab, Neutered Male

added 2/1/24

Enzo loves life and everything in it. Enzo has been enthusiastic to greet every person and dog he has encountered, enjoys playing with toys, will work for treats, and has recently found a love for swimming. He is housebroken and sleeps in a crate.

In his previous home, Enzo was left outside tied up. Though this experience didn't damage his zest for life, it does mean that he missed out on some basic puppy manners. Enzo has been improving in cooperating with people, not jumping up and not partying too hard for his doggy friends. He will thrive in a home that gives him regular exercise and can consistently follow through with training. He'd also love a rough and tumble doggy friend if you happen to have an enthusiastic pup of your own. 🐾

If a happy go lucky, silly, party animal is a good fit for your home, you'll love handsome and sweet guy Enzo. ❤️

If you are interested in Enzo, please contact Cathy at 925-303-0509.

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Milo -- 12-year-old male black Lab/Border Collie mix

added 10/08/23

Milo's life-long person passed away in January. Milo loves car rides, belly rubs, and snacks. Milo is loyal and loving to his person. Milo enjoys the little things like head pats and frozen green beans or eggs. Milo would love to find his new forever person. Milo gets along with other dogs; no cats please, and young children might be a bit much for him. Milo is up to date on shots and neutered. Milo is located in Vallejo.

If you are interested in Milo, please contact Olivia at or 707-737-9811.

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We Need Your Help!

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.