Our Labs Available for Adoption

The labs listed on this page are always changing. Every day labs are adopted and new labs join us while they wait for their new forever home. If you are interested in adopting one of these labs from Lab Rescue, please fill out our adoption application and send it to us online (or by fax or mail). Lab Rescue of the LRCP asks that you read about the entire adoption process before submitting your application. We often receive questions about why so few labs are approved for young children. You can read about how we make that determination in the adoption process section of the website. Please note that the website is not the most up to date source of information. Some labs may have been adopted before the website shows them as adopted. 

Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound). Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, with their family – human and canine – to meet the dog they want to adopt.

If you live outside of the Lab Rescue service area and would like to adopt, please review the list of rescues elsewhere in the country, available at www.thelabradorclub.com, do a  Google search on Lab Rescue and your location, or search on Petfinder.com or Adoptapet.com to find a rescue who places Labs near you.

Apply Online

You can complete your application online using our easy to complete form. Once complete, your application will be forwarded to an Adoption Coordinator. It can take a week and more for your Adoption Coordinator to be in touch.

Print and Send Application

If you are unable to complete our online application, you can download and print our application here.  Once completed, please fax to 1(888) 280-9798. Please note: Online applications are preferred.

Available Labs



Lab Rescue is currently hosting several puppies. These puppies are all up to date on their shots and are being socialized well in their foster homes. These puppies are available to puppy approved adopters only, since puppies require more time, attention, socialization and training. Please fill out an application and speak to your adoption coordinator for more information! 

Gunner #2 (#140798), 3 months, yellow male
Licorice (#140799), 3 months, black female
 See Gunner and Licorice playing

Jace (#140587), 3 month, black male - ADOPTED

Peanuts Pups
- 7 weeks old, Mom is a yellow lab. 
Charlie Brown (#140759) - yellow/white male ADOPTED
Snoopy (#140760) - yellow/white male ADOPTED
Schroeder (#140761) - black male ADOPTED
Linus (#140762) - yellow male ADOPTED
Pigpen (#140763) - black male ADOPTED
Woodstock (#140764) - black/white male ADOPTED
Franklin (#140765) - black male ADOPTED
Peppermint Patty (#140766) - yellow/white female ADOPTED
Marcie (#140767) - yellow female ADOPTED


Ace #2 (#140501)  

 Ace is a 8 month old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Ace is good with dogs and approved for adult only households (18+) because children make him nervous. He weighs 40 lbs. Ace is an energetic young pup who would love an active family that can give him the exercise he needs. Ace likes other dogs but likes to do introductions slowly. He loves chewing on Nylabones! Ace is looking for a special family that can provide him with firm and consistent training in a loving way, so he is approved for experienced handlers only. 

Update from Ace's foster family - 10/9/2014

Ace is a wonderful companion and a great dog to have around the house. He is 100% lab in attitude and looks, he tilts his head to the side, follows you everywhere, and regularly brings you items to throw for him. He loves car rides, walks, fetch, and nylabones. He waits to eat his food, staring at you until you give a release command. He stalks the bunny that lives in the backyard and loves to chase the birds flying to the bird feeder. He lays on the floor and waits patiently while his toe nails are trimmed and he is becoming a HUGE fan of water. He lets you sleep in every morning, never making a sound in his kennel.  Ace knows the commands Sit, Down, Kennel, Come here, Out, Go to the bathroom, and Give. He LOVES to play fetch and is training daily with his retrieving. He also loves leash walks and has very good manners while out and about on walks. This little guy has been ringing bells by the door to go outside since the day he arrived and I honestly don't know if could live without them at this point. He is rock solid house/kennel trained. Ace has 4 playmates here at his foster home and loves them all though introductions are tough for him, because he doesn't have a lot of confidence.  He needs a special home with an experienced handler but will make a wonderful addition to the right family.



Benny #2 (#140555)

Benny has recently won the honor of being the cover model for the Rescued Labs Calendar.
However, you would never know he has become a superstar.
Benny's adopters will receive a copy of the calendar so they can brag about their famous pup!! 

Benny is a 10 year old neutered chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. He weighs 70 lbs. Benny has Laryngeal Paralysis, meaning he cannot wear a collar and needs to eat in an elevated food dish (that comes with him). Benny is a very friendly guy who loves to wag his happy lab tail and play fetch. Benny is a country dog and prefers not to live in an apartment/condo setting.
Update from Benny's foster family - 10/2/2014

Benny continues to be down to earth and really only wants to retrieve. He is looking for a family with fewer stairs in their house. He would love to have a place to retrieve tennis balls. Benny enjoys going for strolls in the neighborhood. Benny will alert you of stranger-danger in your neighborhood, but he loves to greet people. He's a very good traveler and will settle in the car for a nap. Benny is such a lovely boy and is enjoying his time at his foster's house! His day starts around 6 or 6:30 with his stroll around the block, breakfast, and then a relaxation time while his foster gets ready for the day. He then gets to go outside for some retrieving with the tennis ball, which he loves! He's an awesome runner, loves the Chuck-It, and brings the ball right back. He would play forever! If the kiddie-pool is set up, he will wade through that a few times and occasionally lay down. During the work day, Benny does fine being left alone uncrated. He usually snoozes on a fouton in a back bedroom or the couch/chair in the living room, but he's not picky as long as there is a soft spot somewhere, and he has perfected the "horizontal-stretch-across-the-entire-length-of-the-bed" position. 

Benny is not a velcro dog, but likes to be in the same room with his people or at least be able to see them. He would prefer to be with someone who is home more than not, he is low maintenance, is seeking a place to call home and would be a wonderful, faithful companion to anyone who will show him a little love.  Benny is a really sweet guy!

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Sponsored by Kathy and Mike Quattrone

Sponsored by Robin Cohen in memory of Nelly




Big Ben (#140792)

Big Ben is a 2 year old neutered chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 68 lbs. Big Ben is a lover. Ben is capable of jumping a short fence, so he needs a forever family with a nice, tall 6 ft fence. 

Update from Ben's foster family - 10/18/2014

Ben loves other dogs and very much wants to love cats. He is docile in the house, but loves to run around and has the zoomies outside. He thinks bikes and runners are very suspicious. He did fine home alone for 45 minutes this afternoon. He loves to be scratched and falls asleep however he is during a scratch session. Ben is a big, silly puppy who thinks he's more like 20 pounds... He snuggles and snores quietly when he sleeps. Ben loves his food and toys - he likes a good chew, so strong tough toys are better. Ben enjoys retrieving too. Ben is adept at opening the crate door and getting treats out of hiding places. Speaking of treats - he has a gentle mouth and takes treats politely. So far he has not asked to get on furniture and is content on the comfy dog bed. In the house with me he is very well behaved. 
Ben seems to be more of a country guy too - he needs to learn things like car riding and that people on bikes are normal. He needs to learn walking on a leash - basic training will be perfect for him. Ben is very interested in wild life - he pulls a good amount to go after squirrels, deer and so on. Big Ben is strong. Whether he is on a leash or in a yard, safe and secure is a must. Proper fitting harness and/or tall fence are needed. 


Blade (#140442)

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Blade is a neutered 2 year old male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment. He is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 6 and up. No cats for Blade. He weighs 73 lbs. Blade is a sweet, friendly guy who loves tummy rubs. He knows some basic commands, is crate trained, and is very well behaved in the house. Blade loves his toys and loves to carry one (or more!) in his mouth as he walks around. Blade is looking for an active family that can take him on lots of walks and will play with him often. He would prefer a house with a tall fence.


Brandy (#140611)

Brandy is a 2 year old chocolate, spayed female.  She is up to date on her shots. She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 9 and up. Brandy is doing well, loves everyone, other dogs, people and kids! She has a wonderfully happy and loving disposition, and knows her basic commands.  
Brandy has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, which is a a fast spreading and malignant form of cancer. Amputation is the only way to stop it, so her right front leg has been removed. Unfortunately in most cases it has spread when it has been diagnosed and most dogs will have radiographic signs of the disease three to four months later. Approximately 90% of dogs will die within the first year It seems cruel that such a young lab is affected. Our Lab Rescue foster home will provide Brandy with love, care and comfort for as long as they can; they will be her final forever home and we thank them for their love and dedication. 

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Brooklyn (#140808)

Brooklyn is a 3 year old spayed black female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. Brooklyn is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. She weighs 45 lbs. Brooklyn is a sweet, calm, and loving girl. She does great in the car, is a dream on the leash, and has wonderful manners. She is looking for a forever family to shower with her labby kisses!


Buddy #4 (#140303) 

Buddy is a 2 year old yellow neutered male.  He is up to date on his shots and is now heartworm negative.  Buddy absolutely loves car rides and thinks the longer the better.  He loves nothing more than to be your traveling companion.  He is good with other dogs, and must be adopted with another dog for companionship.  He weighs 94 lbs and is approved for children aged 5 and up.

Update from Buddy's foster family 10/11/2014

Buddy has to be one of the sweetest dogs I have ever fostered. All he really wants is to be a part of whatever is going on and to be with his people. He does get pretty excited when he sees other dogs but settles quickly once he gets to meet them. His house manners have been perfect. He has free reign of the house, along with my 2 dogs, and there has never been an issue. He usually greets me with a shoe in his mouth but it hasn't been chewed. His energy level is low to moderate. He wiggles when the harnesscomes out and he knows he is going for a walk and he is equally happy to come back in, grab a toy and take a quick nap. The couch is one of his favorite places. Buddy will be happiest in a home where he gets to be someone's buddy. He is the type of dog that will go everywhere just to be with his people. He loves the car, nothing I have seen makes him happier. He has been to outdoor dog friendly restaurants with us and he behaves beautifully. It may sound silly but he just wants to be someone's best friend. Buddy does need some work on his leash walking skills. He is a big strong boy and when he gets excited he will pull so the harness is the way to go. He has started to become a bit more independent of me and my dogs and has settled in really nicely.    We took a quick trip to Ocean City and had a great time! He did well in the car for the long ride. Buddy joined his foster pack for lunch on the road and he was perfect at the outside dining area. He loved looking at the ducks and watching all the activity on the water. He had no problems staying at a new place, and he was a perfect traveling companion. Buddy is a joy to foster and is a lot of fun! He is almost comical at times as he is like a bull in a china shop. He loves everything. Buddy thinks 3 hour car rides are the best. This guy is the greatest!



Buddy #10 (#140794)

Buddy is a 2 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Buddy is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. No cats for Buddy. Buddy is a great pup who loves going for car rides. He walks well on the leash with the help of the Easy Walk harness. He is looking for a forever family to give him lots of love and attention!


Buster (#140785)


Buster is an 8 year old neutered chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with both cats and dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 82 lbs and needs to lose about 7. Buster is a very happy and handsome boy who loves attention and pets. He knows some basic commands like sit, stay, and come. He takes treats gently too! Buster pulls a little on the leash so he will benefit from the use of an EZ walk harness. Buster is looking for a family that will give him lots of snuggles and love, and is also committed to giving him a regular exercise routine.



Cody (#140351)  

Cody is a 7 year old chocolate neutered male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  Cody weighs 58 lbs, is good with other dogs, cats and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Cody is a sweet and gentle soul.  He is incredibly sweet and a country boy at heart so he would prefer not to live in a city, an apartment or a busy neighborhood.  

Update from Cody's foster family 10/9/2014

Cody lived with a cat for a few days and did well around him.  Cody is mellow and happy and pretty much goes with the flow. He seems to always have a smile on his face. He loves meeting people. He gets along well with other dogs, and meeting new dogs is not a problem.   But he loves being the center of attention. He runs after a ball, but doesn't get the pick up part yet.  He goes in the crate without a problem.  He's quiet in the house and loves curling up under things, the desk, the chaise lounge, the bookcase. He enjoys getting in the car and on the bed. He'd like to get on the sofa but Cody understands that he needs to stay off that.  He's happy to sit out in the yard, but prefers to dig a hole in the dirt and sit in it. His ideal evening is to lounge on the couch on his back with his head in his foster's lap. Cody will make a great low maintenance companion and doesn't need another dog to keep him company.    Everyone who meets Cody loves him!  

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Colt (#140311)

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Colt is a 12 year old neutered chocolate male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive but he will continue to use the monthly preventatives instead of a treatment.   Colt weighs 76 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 an up.  Colt came to Lab Rescue as a member of a bonded pair.  He has adjusted well, but must go to a home with another dog.

Update from Colt's foster family - 10/6/2014

Colt enjoys relaxing and is easy going. He is always ready for a walk and is a dream on lead.  He also enjoys a good ride. He is calm and affectionate and very low maintenance.  A few games of fetch keeps him happy for the whole day. He was part of a bonded pair and definitely needs another dog to be his companion. Colt loves hanging out with my dog and often follows me around the house. He does well in the house during the work day with a midday outing.

Colt is a wonderful companion. He is happy to be at your side and so appreciative if you take a few minutes to pet him. He will pick up a bone occasionally for a little chew. He is perfectly mannered in the house. Colt enjoys time in the yard.  He loves following the scent trails of bunnies who have scampered through he yard and find a comfortable spot to settle down. He loves being first to the ball and then carrying it around to make sure the other dogs know that he has it. Colt is a very even-tempered guy. Every day begins with furious tail-wagging and happy greetings to everyone, human or canine, and ends with a satisfied grunt as he settles in for the evening. He’s a lovely, gentle character and a complete pleasure to host. 
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Dixon (#140801)

Dixon is a 2 year old black neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Dixon is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Dixon weights 48 lbs and needs to gain a few. Dixon rides well in the car, is well behaved, and has a gentle disposition. Dixon walks well on the leash and is a super sweet guy. Dixon is looking for a forever family that will give him a lot of love and attention!


Drucker (#140370)

 Drucker is a 2 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Drucker is good with dogs and approved for children aged 10 and up. No cats for Drucker..  He weighs 70 lbs. Drucker is a happy, social guy who loves to fetch. Drucker is a great running companion and would love to find an active family, preferably one with a big fenced in yard.

Update from Drucker's foster family -9/12/2014

Drucker is such a great combination of puppy and dog. He is playful and energetic and can be silly at times. But he is fully house trained and crate trained already...eliminating training these basics. We are working on him giving back the ball each time he retrieves. Drucker has a great coat and enjoys brushing. 

Drucker has found a hobby he likes even more than retrieving and swimming....playing with apples! Drucker spotted some apples that fell from a nearby apple tree yesterday and was hilarious--he would grab an apple off the ground, toss it into the air and then jump to catch it himself. After tossing the apple here and there for a bit, he laid on the grass under the tree and chowed down on his refreshing treat. While he loves the water and a swim he is a retriever at heart, always interested in a game of fetch, loves to play with all squeaky toys. Drucker is a active and amusing fellow. He is a social butterfly, always interested in meeting new people. Drucker is looking for an active family, preferably with a fenced in backyard where he can burn off his puppy energy. 

He occasionally barks at the cat, but has quickly learned not to mess with him. He is house trained and crate trained. He is a smart boy, and his recall is excellent!! Drucker has learned to sit nicely with a hand signal and takes treats gently. He pulls on the leash so an Easy walk harness would do best. Drucker also loves watching birds and chases any on the ground in the yard....no matter how far away they are. He understands the ones in the sky aren't reachable but intently watches them fly, especially seagulls. Drucker also likes to watch out the window as vehicles pass the house. When in the car Drucker will watch through the front windshield for cars, then watch the car pass through the backseat window and follow it through the back windshield, he is a curious guy! He is an independent but social guy who like making new friends especially the four legged ones.  He was friendly and playful with the visiting lab. He sure was tuckered out after hours of playing and swimming with his new bud!  In the evening Drucker will relax on his bed or on the sofa with his fosters as they watch tv. At bed time he is easily directed into his crate and sleeps quietly through the night. 

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Sponsored by Jenny Fish



Emmy (#140402)

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Emmy is a 7 year old spayed black female.  She is up to date on her shots and is now heartworm negative..  She is good with other dogs and cats too! She weighs 65 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Emmy is a very friendly and sweet girl. She is a wonderful companion who loves to be with you and likes everyone she meets (human and animal).  She even shared her food with a kitten.  She may have a degenerative nerve problem which affects her hind legs causing a limp at times. 

Update from Emmy's foster family 9/29/2014:

Emmy is one of the sweetest dogs around! She is a smart girl. She is super mellow and easygoing. She has a spinal neuropathy which causes her to sometimes drag her rear feet/legs and lose balance. She can go up and down a few steps. She loves to walk around a grassy year and enjoys short walks.   Emmy is good with dogs but prefers to be the center of attention.   She is very calm until she hears a squeaky toy, and then she turns into a pup who loves rolling over with her toys. She does not climb on furniture even if you ask her to. She knows commands like sit, stay and come here. As you can see in her youtube video, she walks absolutely fine, but she stumbles a lot on regular and hardwood floors, so she would do best in a home with carpeted floors, or area rugs/runners. Emmy is looking for a home where the owner is home more often than not. She would be a perfect match for someone who loves to give and get affection, is home regularly, and would like to do short strolls on grass with their pet.

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Sponsored by 
Stacey Catherine Kochanek in memory of Kind Makena and Bradford


Empire (#140714)

Empire is an 8 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 85 lbs. Empire is a country boy and would prefer not to live in an apartment/condo setting. Empire is an easygoing guy who enjoys being with you to keep you company. He especially likes getting back scratches. Empire pulls a little on the lead so he will benefit from the use of an easy walk harness. Empire has hyperthyroidism, which can easily be controlled with relatively low cost medicine. 

Update from Empire's foster family - 10/9/2014

Empire is a sweet older gentleman who just wants to be with his people, and wants to please. He knows “sit” and “stay”. Gets along fine with other dogs, and he will do better in a home with fewer stairs. Empire paces himself when he eats his meals, and has very nice house manners. He is friendly to any new person he meets and shows strong curiosity in new places. He will be a wonderful companion to someone home more often than not and would appreciate a couch potato who thoroughly enjoys his chin and ear scratches, and belly rubs. Empire enjoys short walks with a harness. He is a handsome older dog.


Ethel (#140714)

 Ethel is a 7 year old spayed yellow female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  Ethel is good with other dogs and approved for children aged 10 and up. She weighs 55 lbs but should be about 65. Ethel is very friendly, like people and other dogs, and has moderate energy. She is crate trained and house trained. Ethel is a very sweet dog and will be a super companion to her forever family. Ethel will need to be routinely examined for enlarged lymph nodes as she had to have a growth removed from one of her mammary glands. She is feeling great, and loves all the attention and love she is getting. She is looking for a family that will promise to give her attention and love forever!


Fred (#140750)

Fred is a five year old yellow neutered male who's just beginning to learn about playing and toys. He enjoys getting attention from his humans and likes car rides. Fred weighs 63 pounds and is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. He's up to date on vaccines, but Fred is Heartworm Positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for Heartworm treatment if done at one of our vets. 

From Fred's foster family - 10/7/2014

Fred is smart and is by far my sweetest most outgoing foster yet. He enjoys going on three short walks a day. He LOVES attention and people, willing to be a lap dog for attention. He likes to be outside and is doing great with the other dogs. Fred is house and crate trained. Sleeps well in the crate and goes to the door when he needs to go outside.  He knows sit and come and is good with other dogs. He also loves to get on furniture and a good shoulder rub. Fred knows nothing about playing but that maybe a temporary thing until he becomes more familiar with his surroundings.


Gertie (#140686)

Gertie is a pretty young mom who took wonderful care of her puppies and now that they're gone it's her turn to be babied and cared for. She's a 2 year 9 month old yellow female who knows a few commands already. Sweet Gertie is a country girl who probably would not do well in an apartment or condo. She gets along with other dogs, is unknown with cats and would do best with older children, aged 16 and up. Gertie is heartworm positive, but her treatment will be covered by Lab Rescue if it is provided by one of our vets. Now that her puppy rearing days are over, she will be spayed. Gertie is learning to walk on a leash and is house trained, but this beautiful yellow girl will benefit from formal training. 


Harley #5 (#140803)

Harley is a sweet, petite 3 year old neutered male.  He weighs 40 pounds and loves to give kisses.  Harley is good with other dogs and is approved for kids 10 and up.  He is not approved for cats.  Harley is shy at first, but quickly warms up to new people.  He is house and crate trained and is a fantastic walker.  Harley rides well in the car and has great manners in the house.  He knows Sit and will come when you call his name.  Harley takes treats very gently and loves being petted.  He sleeps through the night in his crate without issue. He is mellow in the house and just moseys around when his people are up and about.  Harley is quite the acrobat and can climb a chain link fence, so he would do best in a home with a 6 foot fence, or where he will be kept on leash when outside. 


Hector (#140518)

Weighing only 42 pounds, Hector is best described as fun-sized; a regular pocket lab! This sweet 5 year old neutered black male also walks beautifully on the leash.  Little Hector is up to date on his shots and is now heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. Although this small boy can be a bit timid meeting new people, he warms up very quickly and loves attention.  Hector is respectful of bedding, crate trained, and very curious of his surroundings.  Hector is a country boy who will not do well in a busy city setting.  
Update from Hector's foster family- 9/25/2014

Hector is recovering very well from his HW treatment and is the very sweetest boy! He is a sensitive boy but once he warms up, he just loves the attention. He loves basking in the sun and meandering around the yard and is super calm in the house. He does enjoy romping in the yard with the other dogs too. He is a great petite little size and is going to make someone a WONDERFUL companion! 

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Hunk (#140562)   

Hunk is an 18-month old yellow neutered male who's a very happy boy, from smiling face to wagging tail. He is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and approved for kids ages 10 and up. Hunk does well with other dogs but has no history with cats. This handsome young guy loves interacting with people and can't wait to meet his forever family. Hunk would prefer a family that is home more than not and needs needs plenty of room to run and play.

Update from Hunk's foster family - 10/14/2014

This boy is so much fun. He's a great hiker in the trails and on the paved road. He doesn't pull on the leash, loves to explore, and always turns around when you call his name. He knows commands. When you tell him to sit, he sits right by your side.  I tried him on a regular collar and a harness. We also walked for a long time. He pays attention to everything that moves or makes a sound--a leaf falling, geese in the pond, a snake in the trail, a turtle in the water. Speaking of water, he enjoyed wading, but when I threw a stick in, he pretty much looked at it and ignored it. Think he would like to swim if someone shows him how.  Hunk has a nice recall and responds very well to praise and back rubs. And then he rolls over for a belly rub and continues rolling and stretching on the grass. This is a very nice social boy! He alsoloves going to the dog park and meeting other dogs, young and old. He rides very well in the car. He doesn't seem that interested in toys--he's totally other dog/human focused!  We also met a cat at the vet's. It was walking around the floor. Hunk went up to it within inches and didn't do anything. I was told it's a feisty cat, and it jumped on the bench and started a staredown contest. Hunk wasn't sure what to make of this challenge. He kept staring back. I think he could be okay with cats.


Jake #5 (#140728)

Jake is a playful one year old neutered black male who weighs 56 pounds and is heartworm negative. He's friendly and energetic and ideally will find a forever family with a big fenced yard that shares his enthusiasm for active play and exercise. He's current on vaccines, good with other dogs and unknown with cats. Jake is approved for ages 10 and up. He pulls some on the lead but does okay on an easy walk harness.  Because he is young and exuberant, Jake will benefit from training, but he's a quick study and already knows several basic commands and is crate trained.

Watch Jake retrieve.


Koa (#140700)

Koa is a 5 year old chocolate spayed female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment.  Koa is good with other dogs and cats, and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. She weighs 44 lbs. Koa is very sweet and smart. She is happy and her tail wags all the time. She loves to be petted, given cuddles and told how pretty she is.  Koa was hit by a car and her fractures had already started to knit before Lab Rescue got her, so the vets did not recommend surgery.  She's recovering nicely at her foster home. 
Update from Koa and her foster family 10/1/14 - 
Look at all these AWESOME facts about ME! 
1) I am the 700th dog brought in to Lab Rescue in 2014! 
2) I have been in my foster home for 1 month…I am healing really good! 
3) I LIKE CATS! (I know this may be important to help me find my forever family) 
4) I get along great with my two foster brothers (they are chocolate labs too) 
6) I take treats really gently (I LOVE Milkbones and Snausages) 
7) I don’t beg when my foster people are eating but if I stay here much longer my foster mom says she is worried my fur brothers will start teaching me bad habits. 
8) Since I am still healing from my car wreck foster mom says we have to wait a little longer to work on good leash skills but she is letting me kinda practice in the front yard….so far I am pretty good at it. 
9) She also keeps talking about some “sit, stay, down…” something or the other….not sure what that is but she says that training has to wait too… I bet I will ace that test! 
10) I am not shy about meeting new people…I have walked up to all my neighbors and let them adore me all they wanted. 
11) I am not timid or skittish….I like to explore everywhere and everything…loud noises don’t bother me a bit… After all, I am Koa the Brave! 
12) I sleep through the night (shhhh….don’t tell but my foster mom has been letting me sleep on her really comfy Tempur Pedic). 
13) I have been learning to like my crate and I have been doing great during the day when they have to go to that place called work. 
14) I picked up the house routine pretty quick. I don’t think I have been an inside dog before so it took a little while to learn inside stuff and let them know when I needed to do “outside stuff”. 
15) Although I need to gain a few pounds….I am petite! I don’t think my girlish figure will be above 50lbs….which is perfect for someone looking for a little lap lab! 
16) I don’t mind being touched anywhere…even my toes (pedicures = heck ya!) Belly rubs always welcome. 
17) I give dainty kisses…just a quick, dry…lick lick. 



Lady #5 (140796)

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Lady is an 8 month old black spayed female.  She is good with other dogs and weighs 62 pounds.  She is heartworm negative. Lady is a happy dog who likes being around people and being petted.  She loves to retrieve and will play as long as you keep tossing.  Lady pulls slightly on leash but settles after a few minutes of walking.  She will need some training as she hasn't had any in the past.


Molly #5 (140758)

Molly is a 3 year old chocolate spayed female.  She is good with other dogs, heartworm negative and approved for kids 10 and up. She is unknown with cats and weighs 80 pounds. Molly is a sweet girl who likes to follow her people around and play with other dogs.  She loves getting attention and getting her ears scratched.  She is working on learning commands and enjoys running around in the fenced yard.  Molly also rides well in the car.


Moose #2 (140788)

Moose is a 2 year old chocolate neutered male.  He is approved for kids 10 and up, unknown with cats, and heartworm negative. Moose weighs 70 pounds.  Moose is a goofy young boy who knows Sit, Lay Down, Paw and "Show Belly".  Like most young labs, Moose would benefit from some additional training.  He does well with other dogs and rides well in the car.  Moose is keeping  his room clean and knows to sit and wait for his bowl at mealtime.


Niko (#140674) & Onyx (#140675)

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Niko and Onyx are a bonded pair of dogs.  Niko is a 5 year old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 82 pounds and needs to lose between 8 and 10.  Onyx is a 9 year old neutered male.  He weighs 102 pounds and needs to lose around 20.  Niko and Onyx are approved for children 10 and up and are good with other dogs.

Update from their foster family - 10/10/2014

Onyx and Niko are perfectly mannered in the house. Both are very healthy, slimming down a bit, and doing well. Shocker, they both love catching popcorn. And Niko loves to play with tennis balls. They are very much cuddle bugs and have spots in the bed with their name on them. They have adapted to the household routine and having a great time playing about. They love all the people they meet and belly rubs and scratches. Niko loves stuffed animals and chasing balls. Onyx likes to chew on bones. They enjoy chasing each other around the yard. They would do best in a home without other dogs. They are strong on the lead so they would benefit from some training and harnesses.  Both are house trained and were crate trained as pups, but haven't needed one in years.  They  know sit, paw, stay, down and roll over and love car rides. They would like to find a home in a nice, quiet neighborhood with few dogs and little traffic around; and a family to walk and play with them. 


Otto (#140569)

Otto is an 11 year old yellow neutered male.  He is good with both Cats and Dogs and weighs 75 pounds. Otto has mild laryngeal paralysis, so during the summer months, he needs to stay in a cool place and avoid humidity. He can go for short walks.

Update from Otto's foster 8/17/2014
Otto is an easy-going boy who loves hanging out with his people and getting loved on.  He is affectionate but not one of the always in your face for attention dogs. He loves a good ear rub. Otto is house trained, has run of the house while we are gone. He greats his people with wagging tail. He is enjoying spending time outside when it's cooler and enjoys his leisurely walks. Otto is good with the resident cat and is great with our 4 male dogs.  He's gained a little weight, is definitely getting stronger, and his playful personality has emerged. Otto is patiently waiting for his forever home now!                                                


Riley (#140780)

Riley is a 7 year old neutered yellow male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 64 lbs.  Riley comes from a rural area and may not do well living in a city, apartment or busy neighborhood.  Riley is a very friendly, happy boy.  He likes to ride in the car and slept most of his drive to the vet.  He is strong and will do best with an Easy Walk harness.  He is sweet and happy, and wags his tail constantly.  

Update from Riley's foster family - 10/11/2014

Riley is a sweetheart, he loves, loves to retrieve and has a good amount of energy, so he would do best with an active family who will give him the exercise he needs. He settles wonderfully once you sit down to relax. He loves to eat and is interested in seeing if you have any snacks for him. He knows sit, stay, and down. He even sat down nicely to have his feet wiped off after coming in from the rainy/muddy yard. He loves to give kisses and likes being re-assured that everything is ok. What a love!


River (#140091)

River is a 9 month old neutered black male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 4 and up.  He weighs 58 lbs.  River comes from the suburbs and may not do well in a city or apartment/condo/townhouse.  River is an active pup who loves to be with you, get petted and play.  He loves to play in a kiddie pool. He knows sit and come, and is learning down and stay, so he will benefit from formal obedience training.  He is good in the house for a few hours, but should be crated for longer periods of time so he doesn't get into trouble. 


Rocky (#140642)

Rocky is a 3 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. He weighs 66 lbs and should gain about 10 lbs.  Rocky is friendly and likes to be petted. He enjoys exploring everything around him, and is willing to learn about playing with toys. Rocky knows sit, and will benefit from formal obedience training.  He pulls a bit on leash, and will do best with an Easy Walk harness.  Rocky is a country boy, and will not do well in a city environment or an apartment/townhouse. 
Update from Rocky's foster family 9/1/2014

Rocky is the most loving affectionate dog his foster has EVER met. He's doing great, and already learning. He slept beautifully in the crate last night without a peep. He's tentative in the house, especially with the wood floors. His fosters put some runners down to encourage him a bit. He's learning of all the new things inside a house. Once inside the room it's like he tells himself "ok, it's safe in here". He walked great on the easy walk harness, however obviously has never been walked before. Towards the end of the walk he was walking more forward and less vertical. He has little to no interest in the resident female labs. He goes from person to person looking for pets and love, and would prefer to be in your lap. 



Sally (#140118)

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Don't let this grey muzzle fool you!  Sally is a 6 year old spayed black female with lots of puppy left in her. She is up to date on her shots and is now heartworm negative. She would prefer to be in a home without dogs or cats and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. She weighs 60 lbs and is in great shape. Sally knows sit and shake, and loves to be with you. She is active and loves to retrieve, and gives kisses! 
Update from Sally's foster family 9/28/2014

Sally is a rock star, just look at all the video's she has out!  She is a joyful, tail-wagging dog!   She loves being with her people, meeting new people, getting belly rubs and going for car rides. Her house manners are wonderful and she can be left for 4-6 hours with run of the house. For exercise she enjoys long walks, fetching a tennis ball and mind games. She is extremely smart and food motivated so is quick to learn new commands and tricks. In foster dog class she has had the opportunity to experiment with agility equipment, nose work and even attempted to use a skateboard. Her vocabulary includes the commands sit, down, stay, wait and mat. Trickwise she has learned touch, spin, shake and paws up and will bring her bowl back to the kitchen when she is finished eating. Sally is fearful of dogs that she sees while on leash so she would do best in a quiet home with a large fenced yard.  She would do best with a more dog experienced person who will work with her and would enjoy a smart dog. Sally's heartworm treatment has been completed and she is in good health patiently waiting for the phone to ring!

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Sandy (#140795)

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Sandy is a 9 month old spayed yellow female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. She weighs 36 lbs. Sandy is shy and everything is new to her. She may not do well in a city environment or an apartment/townhouse.  Sandy is a small pup who is learning to retrieve, and will investigate balls that are thrown isn't bringing them back yet except squeaky balls which she loves.   She's a bit shy with new people when she first meets them but is better after she gets to know you.  She knows sit and is working on stay, and she will benefit from formal obedience training.  She hasn't been on lead much, but she is learning. 


Scout (#140787)

Scout is an 8 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 84 lbs.  Scout is such a good boy! He is friendly and laid back, with a little spunk. He has an adorable grin and floppy ears. Scout rides well in the car and walks well on lead. 
Update from Scout's foster family 10/14/2014

Scout is wonderful! He is so mellow and a very content and happy pooch. He still hasn’t barked- even at FD when he walked in after dark with suitcase and arms full; he just acted like he had known him forever. He slept with our Shadow last night outside our bedroom- totally comfortable already. He passed his first cat test: he couldn't care less that he was getting headbutted by twelve pounds of attitude while he was trying to sample the cats' water and food. The resident dogs have shown him the dog door, the dog window (cat door) and the water fountain (toilet), then he found a couch all on his own. He said the folks at Towson Veterinary Hospital were great and he would have gladly stayed if they had one of those couch things there. Darned near perfect dog.


Shadow (#140783)

Shadow is an 11 month old fox red neutered male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 48 lbs.  Shadow comes from the country and may not do well in a city environment or an apartment/townhouse.  Shadow is an easy going and friendly boy.  He likes everyone he meets and will look at you as if he's asking you to play. He knows sit, down and come and is learning not to jump when he meets someone.  He will benefit from formal obedience training. 
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Update from Shadow's foster family - 10/21/2014

Shadow has settled into the household routine. Foster mom only crates him at night close to his humans and when she leaves the house. He crates without prompting and is very relaxed and quiet in the crate.  He seems very smart and treat motivated, so training should be easy. He has learned that foster mom gives him yummy treats in the crate before she leaves and he goes in the crate waiting for her to leave. He takes treats gently.  Shadow has excellent house manners and only destroys stuffed animals. He loves to chew and split elk antlers are his favorite, but will settle for a nylabone. His current favorite toy is a wet wubba that he likes to prance around with it in the backyard. He knows which toys are meant for outside and inside. He doesn't try to bring the outside toys in, nor the inside toys out. He is just so smart!  On walks he stops at all of the houses where he was petted by my neighbors. He knows we are close to home when we round the corner at the end of the walk and he excitedly directs foster mom to the correct home. His leash skills have improved and he only pulls when he sees other people... he is very social and likes to meet everyone he sees. He isn't a barker and doesn't know why the resident dog goes nuts when he sees birds and squirrels. He will run along with the resident dog when he chases things, but has a look of bewilderment, like, "uhhh, dude what are we chasing? I don't see anything." 

Shadow loves to snuggle and give kisses. He tries to snuggle behind his humans when they sit and it is amazing at how fast and small he can be just so that he can get in his favorite snuggle position.  He is a sweet, handsome guy that will make a great addition to some lucky family! 



Sheila (#140291)

Sheila is an 8 month old spayed yellow female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and cats and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 39 lbs and is still growing. Sheila loves to play with other dogs, but is a bit shy in new situations. She's starting to come out to investigate on her own. She is house and crate trained, and walks well on lead.  Sheila knows sit and is working on down and stay. 
Update from Sheila's foster family 10/2/2014

Sheila is growing more confident every day.​ A​fter two months with ​her foster​, she's about 90% comfortable with her now very familiar surroundings. She likes to pretend she's top dog, and not the tiniest one in the house, and will play/wrestle with everyone except the oldest foster sibling - she respects her frosty faced elders. Sheila plays hard (and sometimes a little dirty!) rolling and tumbling and chasing the other dogs in the yard. She definitely enjoys playing fetch inside too - and is great about bringing the ball back to you over and over. Outside, she will still only return the ball to you on her terms - when she wants you to throw it again! Otherwise she is quite content to run around with the ball in her mouth, taunting the other pups with her "keep away" skills. ​​When her foster gets home from work, she barks (she has a big girl bark!) to remind her she is in the crate and it's time to come OUT, and as soon as we're outside, she'll stand next to her tennis ball and bark as if to remind me that it can't throw itself! ​ 

Sheila would prefer to stay home in a quiet, fenced yard, chasing tennis balls and wrestling with canine playmates. She also knows how to swim, and enjoys it. It took a few nudges to get her in the pool, but once in - she swam strong and fast! Sheila is starting to look really nice with all of the TLC she's gotten, and now this softie just wants to find her forever home! 





Suzy (#140647)

Suzy is a 4 year old spayed chocolate female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and must go to a home with another dog. She's also good with cats and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 88 lbs. Suzy is a very pretty girl who hasn't had an easy life so far and is looking for a family who will give her the love, attention, and exercise she deserves.  Suzy has never had any formal training. She had little socialization when she came to Lab Rescue and will need a patient family who is willing to work with her and continue to encourage her and take things slowly.  She must have a fenced in yard and cannot live in an apartment/townhouse or busy neighborhood.

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Update from Suzy's foster family - 10/18/14 

Suzy is beginning to show her personality. She now greets her fosters excitedly, when they come home. She has discovered antlers and she loves them! She now prefers to eat with the pack rather than eat in isolation. We had a friend over, and Suzy joined her on the sofa, surprising us and our cat-person friend. Sometimes we have Suzy sleep on the bed with us, and she's quiet all night; usually she prefers sleeping on the floor or in a dog bed. Suzy is happiest when she's running around the yard, playing a game of keep-away with the resident lab. She has pretty well mastered doors, and will go in and out without much hesitation.  Suzy is positively joyful when she is outside... big smile, tongue lolling.  She even "begs" to go outside to play ball, and she runs all over the yard amusing herself with it or she'll taunts the resident lab to come chase her. She loves to fetch, but has not learned she needs to give back the ball so it can be thrown again. Suzy has learned "ball," "eat," and "let's go out to pees and poops." She's very smart and will learn quickly once she trusts in human kindness.  She has come a very long way from being the ever-frightened girl who initially joined the pack. We love this girl and look forward to helping her find a forever home where she will get all the love she so deserves. 


Tripp (#140685)  

Tripp is a 2 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. He weighs 50 lbs sand should gain 10-15 lbs.  Tripp is a very friendly boy who is people-centric. He has a moderate energy level, is good on leash and a good rider in the car. 

Update from Tripp's foster family 10/2/2014

Tripp is settling in so very well at his foster! He is very sensitive. He likes to go out with you and following the lead of the other pups, and loves to be near you. He is great in his crate, loves his Kong and is housebroken. Tripp is quite a lovable boy.