Labs Available from Others

Last updated January 12, 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 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

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


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Bella: 4-year-old spayed female silver Lab

Since our living situation has changed we need to find a new forever home for our beautiful Bella.

Bella bopping around with some other dogs

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Bella the big-time water dog

Bella is an absolute great dog 97% of the time. Adores her walks; pretty easy to walk on leash. Loves to fetch and splash in the water (and mud). Very affectionate. A great companion. Crate-trained and house-trained. Bella needs lots of exercise. She has shown some food-guarding; she may snarl and growl if you mess around with her food while she is eating. She can be snarky towards new people she is not familiar with. Two years ago she bit my partner’s son after he picked her up and squeezed hard repeatedly. Bella is probably over-protective of me. She is in great health, current on her vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped.

Please contact me (Dagmar, 503-756-3735) if you can provide a wonderful forever home for Bella. Bella is located in St Helena.

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Luna: 2.5 year old spayed, female, 55 pounds

I would like to find Luna a good, secure home where she can learn to grow and feel comfortable without any pressure. I am looking for a quiet home, with no children (must be teens or older if kids are present) and no other dogs in the household. It would be best if the person or family had experience owning a dog previously as she does have some behaviors that the owner would need to be aware and attentive to.

Luna was raised in prison to become a service dog through our program but because of COVID she did not have a puppy raiser to take her out in public. The outside world is a bit overwhelming for her, including meeting new dogs. She was raised with other dogs and is comfortable with those she knows but anxious around new dogs which causes her to be reactive. I have seen her bark at dogs on leash and snap at dogs off leash. Two of the other big concerns I have for placement are that Luna is also a resource guarder and body sensitive at times, hence the home with no other dogs or young children.

Luna is sweet and affectionate with those she knows and trusts. She just needs the right home and family to help her transition into the rest of her life with. We would like to be fully responsible for the placement, but are looking for help finding the right match for our girl. If your organization is able to help us, please let me know if there is anything else I can provide.

Contact: Kate Johnson

New Life K9s Service Dog Educator

(805) 394-5104

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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.


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 Princess is located at the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center in Santa Paula, CA.

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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.