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.

Lab Rescue welcomes sponsors for our Labs!  Please visit the Labs Seeking Sponsors page of our website and help a Lab while he or she waits for their forever home.

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.

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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


Ace (#160229)

Sweet little Ace is an 8 month old neutered black male puppy dog who is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. This cute guy weighs 50 pounds and is a bit shy of people at first, thanks to his previous humans. However, he is learning that some humans can be nice, and once he trusts you this guy will crawl into your lap for snuggling and love. He needs a single family detached home with patient folks who can show him how to trust. Ace is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. He is a playful pup who will need training because of his young age and he is eager to learn!  More on this good boy as we get to know him better. 

Update from Ace's foster family - Apr 25, 2016:

Ace (we've been calling him Zeus, Ace didn't fit him lol) is a very sweet guy. He loves to snuggle and be near his people. He is doing well learning to go outside to potty with only one accident in the house so far. Once he's finished eating, he likes to carry his food bowl to you..not sure if he's saying that he wants more or he's done. At night he's been sleeping with his foster mom. He loves to snuggle up next to her and has stayed on the bed the whole night. He is doing great with the other dogs and is starting to overcome his fear of playing with another dog (he used to cower to the ground with the dog would approach him to play). Sudden movements scare him and he drops to the ground. He is good with the house cats - he especially learned after the mean cat got his nose one time. He should go to a house with another dog to help with his confidence and to teach him. He has tried to chew a shoe and a sock so those things should be kept out of his reach. He also does well in the car. 



Blackie (#160203)

Blackie is a 2 year old neutered black male who weighs 57 but should gain a perhaps 7-10 pounds. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up.  He thrives on affection and loves to interact with people and dogs. Blackie's also quite a retriever and a lover of tennis balls. Blackie is current on vaccines but is heartworm positive. However, he is not worried because he knows Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment as long as it is done at one of our approved vets.  He pulls a bit on leash but does well with a harness.  Call your adoption coordinator if you want to meet this very good boy.

 See the cuteness for yourself! Watch how nicely this boy takes treats.

Update from Blackie's foster family - Apr 20, 2016:

Blackie is doing so well at sitting & is so much calmer getting a treat. He has been had free run of the house while his foster mom went work and he did great! He happily chases the balls. He has darling puppy energy. He loves belly scratches & doesn't mind if you grab his feet & they are hard to resist because they are so big! He's an excellent snuggler & his foster describes him as easy on a leash when we walk. He loves all the attention - but also loves to sleep next to the resident lab. The resident lab is 8 & sometimes isn't interested in rolling around - Blackie backs off quickly when given the cue & is learning some good dog/dog manners. He seems to learn quickly - his sitting & treat taking are 100% better than when he got here last week - just wants to please. . Blackie needs training and needs to learn not to jump when he gets excited. He loves to be pet and hugged so he's figuring out if he doesn't jump he gets pets. He is such a happy, curious, and loving boy!! Since Blackie has not had much training, he is not approved for first time adopters. 
 




Blackie #2 (#160210)

 Get to know Blackie #2. See him in action at a recent adoption event.

Blackie #2 is a 7 year old neutered black male who weighs 66 pounds and is approved for ages 10 and up. He is good with dogs but he likes to chase cats, so no cats for this boy. He must go to a detached single family home in the suburbs or a rural area. Blackie needed to do a little catching up on his wellness now that he is in rescue and is currently being treated for an ear infection, mild conjunctivitis, and a skin condition for which he gets medicated baths. He is new to Lab Rescue and we look forward to learning more about this very good cute boy as he settles into his foster home. Blackie is current on vaccines and heartworm negative.

Update from Blackie's foster family - Apr 8, 2016:

I am listed as Blackie #2 but my foster Mom calls me Black Jack. I like that name because it means that I was lucky that I came to Lab Rescue. I am about 7 years old, weigh 66lbs and am a smaller lab mix, and I am a little shy at first. I am house trained and am very good in the crate even though I would prefer to be loose in the house. My foster Mom says I am an easy dog that is well behaved. I don’t really know any commands but I am starting to learn sit. I get along with other dogs but I do like to chase cats so for your cats sake if you have one I am probably not the dog for you! I walk pretty well on the leash and have not needed a harness. I promise I will always greet you with my tail wagging.



Blue (#160204)

Blue is a handsome 9 year old neutered black male who is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages ten and up. Blue weighs 80 pounds and needs to gain about five more. Before coming to Lab Rescue, Blue lived his entire life tethered outdoors. This guy deserves a life of luxury from here on out. His health was neglected and he recently had several teeth extracted and more are scheduled for about a month after the first round. More info on this extremely good boy as we get to know him in foster care. He is looking for a forever home with the kind of love and comfort he has done without until now.

Update (and cuter pix!) from Blue's foster family - April 19,2016:

Introducing Blue, our handsome foster boy! He is a sweet, quiet gentleman who absolutely adores being near his people. He is super affectionate and just wants to be loved on. He is housebroken, walks great on lead, is a fast learner and easy to care for. His soulful brown eyes will melt your heart. This hunk of furry love can't wait for his furever home. He deserves it!!! 

 



Buddy #4 (#160205)

Buddy is a 9 year old neutered yellow male who is good with cats and dogs. He weighs 155 pounds and needs to drop about 30; so he is looking for someone willing to learn the green bean diet and go for lots of walks. He is heartworm negative and current on vaccines, as well as approved for ages 10 and up. Buddy is fully house trained and trustworthy with free reign of the house when humans are away. He is quite social and enjoys walks and play time. Buddy is a big and goofy guy who knows lots of commands, likes to play ball (but doesn't always return it), and enjoys swimming. For now, Buddy needs a home with limited steps due to his weight.

Update from Buddy's foster family - Apr 18, 2016:

Buddy is looking a little slimmer and he is definitely more agile. He has started running and playing with the ball. He is also showing interest in other dogs. His demeanor is a much happier one. He knows several commands including 'wait' and 'stay.' 
















Callie (#160215)

Callie is a five year old spayed yellow female who weighs about 76 pounds, is current on vaccines, and heartworm negative. She is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. She must go to a detached single-family home with another dog and must have a fenced yard where she can sun herself and keep watch. Callie is just learning about the indoor life but she is calm and gentle, appreciative of any attention she gets and giving tail wags and smiles in return.  Callie had a small benign growth removed from her ovary at the time of her spay and takes supplements for a little stiffness in her back end. She lived on a farm since she was a puppy and has always lived with other dogs. Callie was a breeder dog before coming to Lab Rescue.

Update from Callie's foster family - Apr 20, 2016:

Callie is really opening up to love and fun as she gets more comfy in her foster home. She insists on sleeping in her foster parents' bed and can be found napping there throughout the day. However, her favorite spot is the backyard, where she can enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Callie is not interested in chasing birds or squirrels but happily watches them come and go. Now that she is healed up from her recent spay, Callie is very happy to trot after tennis balls. After she gets one she prances around like it's a trophy and especially likes it if we chase her around to get it back. She has such a positive attitude and when she is happy she has the best smile. She goes crazy for treats like cooked chicken, cheese or roast beef. This girl is so sweet and fun to be around. 


 



Chrissy (#160080)

Chrissy is a 6 year old spayed chocolate female who had a rough life as a stray before coming into rescue. She weighs 49 pounds but should weigh closer to 70 pounds, so she is on a schedule of three meals a day to help her get healthy.  Chrissy is an active girl with soft brown fur who loves toys and retrieving. She is good on lead, appears to be house trained already, and knows several commands, too. This girl is enjoying the chance to give and get love and enjoys human attention and petting. She would love a home with a yard for play and she must go to a detached single family home in a suburban or rural area. She is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Chrissy is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up.

Chrissy make be six, but she plays like a two year old. Watch her!

Update from Chrissy's foster - Mar 24, 2016:

Chrissy is slowly but steadily gaining weight, has a great appetite, and always looks forward to her multiple daily meals! Her coat is beautiful, soft and thick. Chrissy is a HUGE love bug with both humans and other dogs. She is full of energy and thoroughly enjoys playing with the resident lab...then hanging out and relaxing once every one is exhausted! Chrissy loves being outdoors, and would make a great friend to go walking or hiking with. She loves going for rides in the car, is crate trained, she walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. She is very smart, is a quick study, and would benefit greatly with a continue training addendum. Chrissy has a high prey drive - so she needs a fenced yard where she can run and play safely. 
Chrissy is without a doubt the sweetest piece of dark chocolate anyone could wish for!!! 
 

 
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Cindy (#160112)

Cindy is a 9 year old spayed black female who weighs 65 pounds. This sweet girl ended up in rescue when her owner fell on her and they both ended up in the hospital. Cindy broke no bones, was a bit bruised and banged up but she is getting the care she needs to heal. This sweet lady is current on vaccines and is heartworm negative. She is a good rider, easy on the leash, and is both house trained and crate trained. Cindy is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approve for ages 10 and up.

Update from Cindy's foster family - Apr 8, 2016:

Cindy's Chimings:
Hi everyone, Cindy here. This week has been very busy for me. You see, I'm getting ready to be moved to what foster mom calls Adoption Central now that I'm pretty much healed. On Saturday Foster Mom and Dad are meeting up with Em in Culpeper and she is going to take me to my new foster Mom in Arlington. I love it here and I know they love me but it is just way to busy here. Now that my RVA Angels have made sure I'm go to go, I need a little quieter place. You know I was raised being an only dog with my senior owner so I guess at 9 years old I kinda like a little quieter and less hectic/chaotic living accommodations. I get along with the gang here but I really prefer to be the center of attention....you know, do all the cuddling and get all the loving. I'm REALLY good at that too; especially on the sofa.

Foster Mom and Dad are happy that I'm finally starting to put on a little weight. Yesterday I weighed 67.3# at the vet. It took them awhile to figure out I like cheap canned dog food (Pedigree or Gravy Train) mixed in with my quality kibble. In the mornings I get a scrambled egg with cheese mixed in. Foster Mom thought that she could get away without it this morning but both Suzie and I protested until it was added. Yep, we ate our food then! Silly woman that Foster Mom is.

Don't forget I'm available for adoption. I'm 9 years old and pretty healthy. I'm crate trained and walk well on the leash. I'm a great car rider. Call your AC and learn about me! See you soon!
Love,
Cindy




Commander (#150933)


Commander is a 10 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. Commander weighs 71 lbs, which is a good weight for him. Commander would like to go a single family home in a suburban or rural area. Commander is friendly and loves to be pet and loved on. He is an active senior gentleman, but likes lounging with his people too. Commander loves car rides and going on walks. He is great on the lead, and is house and crate trained. Commander has a skin condition called Seborrhea which has caused him to lose some of his fur. He is currently on medication to help control his symptoms. Commander knows there is a family out there that sees him for the gorgeous stately gentleman that he is. He can’t wait to meet them!

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Gia (#150915)

Gia is a 12 year old spayed female who is approved for all ages. She weighs 69 pounds, is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. This pretty lady enjoys short walks and gets along great with people and dogs. She's unknown with cats. Gia does best on carpeted floors as hardwood surfaces. She is looking for a loving forever home with another dog.

Update from Gia's foster family -Mar 18, 2016:

Gia is a spunky 12 year old girl that is looking for a family to call her own. Gia has been the perfect foster - she is fully house trained, loves other dogs, good with cats, and is just the sweetest, most loving girl. She would do best on one level due to arthritis, but she has no problem following you around - especially if there's food involved;) Gia loves swimming, short walks and belly rubs. This girl is just the best! 

Mar 17, 2016: Gia is doing great - She is becoming more active and getting around much better. Swimming days are her favorite. When she sees her foster mom coming down the stairs with a stack of towels she will start barking and dancing around with excitement. She is still such a happy friendly girl and is a joy to be around. Gia is doing great with the cats. She is no longer barking at them and following them around. 
 
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Harpo (#160067)

Harpo is a handsome 62 pound neutered chocolate male. He's about ten years old, and like many a senior this guy prefers limited steps and the chance to sleep in. Harpo takes glucosamine supplements for some arthritis in his back but nothing stops this guy from enjoying walks and play time. He loves toys, food, and hanging with his people. Harpo is unknown with cats, good with dogs, and approved for ages ten and up. He's heartworm negative and current on vaccines. Harpo walks well on leash.

Update from Harpo's foster family - Apr 20, 2016:

Harpo is really enjoying the nice warm weather and loves spending time outside lounging in the sun. He loves to retrieve and knows to drop the toy at your feet when he brings it back to you. He enjoys meeting new people that visit his foster mom and dad and that he meets on his walks. He greets everyone quietly with no barking or jumping. However, he is a bit more demonstrative when he sees deer, foxes or squirrels when they invade his back yard from time to time. He continues to look forward to breakfast and dinner. This is one of the sweetest dogs around. Harpo does better when he wears a belly band in case he has a leaking accident. He's doing well and although he's an older dog, he has a lot to offer and appreciates all the love and caring he receives. 
 


 



Harry (#160172)

Harry is an 8 year old neutered yellow male who is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. This sweet senior guy weighs 80 pounds and is good with other dogs. However, Harry is allergic to cats, so no cats for this boy. He is currently being treated for allergies and an acute skin infection.The vet is pleased with his progress as he's responding very well to the treatment of medicated baths and antibiotics. Harry is submissive around other dogs and always did well at doggie day care. He is approved for ages 10 and up. Harry loves swimming and was a Dockdog competitor for five years. 



Hershey (#160221)

Hershey is a 7 year old neutered chocolate male who weighs 66 pounds. He's good with ages 10 and up, good with dogs, and unknown with cats. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Hershey has a bit of arthritis in his back end and is on some medications for treatment.  He is a really nice boy who is relaxed and sweet and loves a good tennis ball. Hershey is a good car rider but does not understand the leash yet, so this boy will need an EZ walk harness to help with that.



Hope (#150921) 





Hope is a 4 year old spayed chocolate female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. She is good with calmer, older dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 65 lbs.  Hope is a country girl who needs to live in a suburban or rural area in a single family home.  She's friendly and loves attention.

Update from Hope's foster family - Mar 11, 2016:

Hope is such a pretty girl! She is 4 years old and so sweet. She is house trained and crate trained and adores attention from her humans! After a really rough start to life, spending her days in a 10x10 pen and eating from a pig trough, she is learning how to be a real dog in part of a real family. Hope has not always welcomed other dogs as she felt she had to be defensive and protect herself and her daughter Faith (who has been adopted!), but she is learning to hang out with other dogs. She does not yet understand the concept of play and would be best with a very calm, laid back doggie companion but would be great as an only doggie also. She is discovering the joy of toys too and loves the treat dispensing ones the best!! Some visit beautifu, sweet Hope in Amelia VA 
 


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Jack (#160059)

Jack is a handsome 4 year old neutered black male with a beautiful blocky head. He weighs 82 pounds and he needs to drop a few to be at his healthiest.  He is not afraid of children, but he is not a fan of youthful shenanigans, so he must go to home with folks 18 and up.  He is also nervous around men and should probably go to a home with women only. Jack is good with dogs and cats, though. In fact, for a time he lived with a cat and they took walks together.  If you guessed from looking at this handsome guy that he likes to retrieve, then you would be correct. He enjoys a good game of fetch or just the opportunity to walk around with a shoe in his mouth if need be. (No, he does not chew things! This is a good boy!) Jack needs to go to experienced adopters in a single-family home in the country or suburbs. 

Update from Jack's foster mom - Apr 19, 2016:

Jack is such a sweet and handsome guy! He stays close and is eager to receive and give affection--tail wagging, flopping down for belly rubs, sweet kisses on your arm to say hi. He sleeps soundly through the night on his dog bed, snoring away as he dreams. He happily goes into his crate during the work day, content with a few treats and a toy (although I think he would be fine having the run of the house--he hasn't chewed on or disturbed anything). He has enjoyed having my 4 year old black lab as a companion. They have playful spurts but then settle down and hang out next to each other. He tends to follow my dog's lead, which has seemed to build some confidence. He is a wonderful walker. He doesn't pull, just trots happily and sniffs to explore. He is very food motivated so it would be easy to train him even more so than he already is--for example, I have my dog sit when a bike goes by and give him a treat. Jack has caught on and sits and looks for a treat as well! I feel like stable love and additional confidence boosting are all he needs to get over his nervousness. 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Jake (#150028) and Rambler (#150027) 

 See these two goofballs in action at a recent adoption day.

Jake and Rambler are a pair of 5 year old bonded brothers who are neutered, current on vaccines and heartworm negative.  They have been together always and will be adopted together. No cats for these two, but they are good with dogs and very well known with chickens, which they enjoy chasing. Approved for ages 10 and up. These brothers enjoy playing together and romping outdoors so they must go to a home with a fenced yard. These handsome guys are very friendly and people who know them say they have great personalities. Jake weighs 82 pounds and Rambler weighs 73.

Update from Jake and Rambler's foster family - Apr 8, 2016:

Rambler and Jake are so ready to find their forever family! They'll be taking applications for "permanent belly rubber" and "receiver of many kisses" on Sunday, April 10 at the Towson Adopt-A-Lab-Day. This bonded pair are so perfect. Jake loves wild life and runs like a puppy in the yard, but is far too interested in the chickens, squirrels and critters to make friends with them. But he is never far from his brother Rambler - who he tends to greet with a little head butt. Rambler loves it outside and basks in the sunshine. They love to snuggle up for a nap on the couch, and get along with other dogs. Ask your AC about this handsome black duo of dudes, and come meet them on Sunday in Towson!

 


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Jerry (#150198)

Jerry is a four year old neutered black male who weighs 62 pounds. He loves to go for walks and hikes in the woods, especially if water is involved. His favorite thing is humans and Jerry would be content to hang with his people getting belly rubs and affection. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Jerry is good with dogs, good with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. He needs to go to a household without men as he is afraid of them. Jerry is not suitable for townhouse or apartment living and will do best in a quiet, calm environment without a lot of hustle and bustle, and where he will be the center of attention.



Lady (#160181)

See Lady on 
Lady is a 10 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 58 pounds, but should be closer to 65 and is good with other dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Lady is an active pup for her age.  She likes to be with you and get attention, which she rewards with tail wags and kisses.  Lady would love home that will give her lots of love, take her for walks and give her Peanut  Butter Kongs every once in a while.  She is a pleasant pup to be around and will be a wonderful  companion for a lucky family.  Lady knows the commands sit and come and is good on leash.  She is recovering from a bit of hair loss due to poor nutrition and she is taking a glucosamine supplement and Deramaxx for age related arthritis.  Lady comes from the country so placements are limited to single family suburban or rural homes. 




Lady Bear (#160100) and Wanda  (#160099) 


  See these two at play on YouTube.

This bonded pair of spayed black females will be adopted together as they have lived together since Lady Bear was born. Wanda is three years old and weighs 44 pounds. Lady Bear weighs 47 and should gain a few. They are good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. This sweet duo are playful and full of personality. They are current on vaccines and are heartworm positive; being treated at a Lab Rescue veterinarian. They need to go to a detached single-family home. Both appear to be house trained and walk best using a harness since they don't have a lot experienced being walked.

Watch Wanda and Lady Bear at a recent adoption event.

Update from Wanda and Lady Bear's foster mom - Apr 4, 2016:

3 BEST things about adopting Lady Bear & Wanda: 
1. They will make you laugh every day. 
2. They are really great in the house - totally house trained, and they settle nicely considering they are 1 and 3. 
3. They have ready made playmates in each other. 

Lady Bear's biggest quirk: She HATES cows! It's pretty much the only thing she barks at. Common where I live, but unless you have cows for neighbors like me, you'll have a pretty quiet girl on your hands! 

Wanda's biggest quirk: Girl has a super amazing ability to kill toys. She never touches anything that isn't a dog toy, but if it has fluff, it's death is imminent. 

They get along great with other dogs. They correct really easily with a verbal warning if they are doing something wrong. They can hop a 4 foot fence if there is something fun (like another dog that they want to play with) on the other side, but correct well when told not to - adopters just need to be aware of this and watch them and work with them. These girls are highly trainable! 




Larz (#160160)

Larz is a 7 year old yellow neutered male.  He came in at 103 pounds and has lost 13, weighing in at 90 pounds most recently! He is getting there with low calorie food and slow exercise.  He is approved for kids 8 and up and is good with both dogs and cats.  He is heartworm positive and Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if performed at one of our vets.  Larz is a very friendly and sweet boy who enjoyed getting up close with his people during his photo session.  He enjoyed joining the playgroup with the other dogs in the shelter and did fine with a variety of different dogs.  He rides well in the car. Larz is from the country with limited exposure to cities, so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban and rural homes.

Update from Larz's foster family - April 18, 2016:

Larz is doing great! He's lost 13 pounds since living with us so now he weighs 90 pounds!!! He loves the 4 mini-walks each day. We keep the walks to 10 mins each until he builds up his endurance! All the while he's smiling and wagging his tail! Watch out for bunnies and squirrels though! 

 



Lassy (#160165)

Lassy is 2 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 48 pounds and is heartworm negative.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and must go to a home with another dog.  Lassy is a sweet, shy girl who likes to be with her people and enjoys being petted.  She would like a quiet home without a lot of hustle and bustle, as many things are new to her and a bit intimidating.  Lassy has come out of her shell a bit while in the company of other dogs, so she would do best in a home with a canine buddy to show her the ropes and a patient family to show her love.  She knows the commands Sit and Come and is working on Down.  She walks ok on leash, but is better with an Easy Walk harness and she is house and crate trained.  Lassy needs a suburban or rural single family stand alone home.

Update from Lassy's foster - Apr 16, 2016:

Lassy is such a sweet, little girl. She has made a lot of progress since arriving at her foster home. She is very affectionate and will give kisses to her foster and the resident dogs. She takes treats gently and is doing very well with waiting her turn when treats are given to all of the dogs. She does not counter surf. She has learned the daily routine at her foster home and does well without being crated while her foster works (she gets a lunchtime outing each workday). Loud household noises (vacuuming, hairdryer) aren't her favorite. She gets very excited to go for walks. She quickly runs to the door when her leash and collar are taken, and she sits pretty while they are put on her. Even though she loves going on walks in familiar areas, she is very cautious and always on the lookout. She needs a family who will understand that she needs time to frequently stop and check her surroundings so that she is comfortable continuing to walk. Her playful puppy personality is such a joy to see. She “helped” her foster sweep the deck by chasing the broom. 




Lazarus (#160083)

Lazarus is an 8 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 88 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Lazarus is a very handsome and friendly boy.  He loves to give his paw and will roll over for belly rubs.  Lazarus is house and crate trained, but doesn't need to be crated.  He loves hanging out on his dog bed and exploring outside.  Lazarus knows the commands sit, stay and lay down and he has a great lab lean.  Lazarus is a recent tripod who and is doing very well with his new-found balance and with getting around.  He would do best in a home with limited steps.  He had this front right leg amputated due to a cancerous tumor, but it is not believed to be an aggressive cancer, and he has a good prognosis. 

Updates from Lazarus's foster family - Apr 8,2016:

Lazarus is an easy going, Happy guy. Check out his new picture of him sitting pretty!

Mar 21, 2016:  Lazarus continues to improve. Just 3 weeks after his surgery, he is now retrieving a ball. He isn't letting 3 legs slow him down.

 Watch Lazarus get around!

Mar 18, 2016: Lazarus is a great dog. He is looking for a home where someone is home during the day or where he will have another dog for company. 

 See Lazarus in his latest video.




Lexi (#150658) 

Lexi is a 2 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 50 pounds and is good with other dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Lexi is a super sweet, petite girl.  She is having fun at her foster home and is loving the other dogs.  Since Lexie is still a youngster, she will need some training and patience, but she will bring you lots of joy in return.  She is good in her crate, walks well on leash and is a good rider in the car. Lexi is enjoying playing with Mack and the other dogs at her foster, but she really would love a family to call her own! She is a spunky little tomboy of a girl who likes to play and tumble with Mack and the other dogs at her foster. She is housebroken and great in her crate. She will have a training addendum as she is still a youngster but she is so very smart and a quick learner so training will be fun! 

Update from Lexi's foster family - Mar 25, 2016:

Lexi is a 1 ½ year old girl with a lot of energy. She has calmed down remarkably while at her fosters. She loves, loves, loves people and really wants to be with you. She loves her toys and has picked up retrieving pretty quickly. She sits for her meals and for treats. Lexi picked up walking on a leash pretty quickly and does a little happy dance when she gets harnessed. 

Lexi loves road trips. She is housebroken and crate trained and since she is still going through some puppy shredding, she should probably continue to be crated (or restricted from anything stuffed) while unattended. She will need to go through formal training to work on her focus and we have been working with her to not jump on doors when we leave- her only fatal flaw other than destuffing. She could be an only dog but enjoys the company of others, plus they wear her out. No cat or kid history. 
 

 
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Loki (#150478) 

Loki is a 1 year old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 41 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 12 and up and is heartworm negative.  Loki is a good puppy, who likes typical puppy things; eating sticks, chasing balls, chewing and playing tug.  He likes being brushed and playing outside.  Loki is a great walker and does well at dog daycare.  He is looking for a family who is firm with him, or else he will test his boundaries.  Loki will need continued obedience training, exercise and active play with other dogs.  He is looking for a home with another young energetic dog to keep him company and to burn off energy with. However, if Loki goes to a home where a human is home most of the time then he will not necessarily need a companion dog. This little guy just likes company and does not like alone time.

Update from Loki's foster family - Apr 6, 2016:

Loki is doing great in his foster home. His foster mom absolutely loves him, and thinks he's such a character. He has the perfect amount of energy - outside he loves to run around and play, and once in the house, he's ready to settle. Loki enjoys playing with other dogs (without toys) but he also really seems to love the companionship of his human, so he can go to a home as a solo dog IF the human(s) is(are) home most of the day, as Loki doesn't enjoy being totally alone. 

Here are a couple of videos of him showing off his tricks and his great leash manners! 
 Check out videos of Loki here and here and here showing off his tricks and great leash manners!

 Apr 5, 2016:

Loki gets along great with other dogs (but is very territorial over toys with other dogs, so there should be no toys around). He is GREAT on a walk and hangs out beside you. He is also doing well in his crate during the day and sleeps outside of it at night and does well. He likes to play with other dogs and will relax and cuddle. He has the perfect energy. He is a really sweet dog. 

Apr 3, 2016: 10 reasons you should adopt Loki: 
1. Look at that face! 
2. He knows many commands 
3. He is great with other dogs 
4. He has the perfect amount of energy 
5. He is GREAT on walks 
6. He is the perfect age if you are looking for a young dog. ( He is 18 months) 
7. He is super super sweet! 
8. He is crate trained 
9. He is house trained 
10. Who wouldn't want to be greeted by his cuteness every day! 

 Watch how fast, smart and playful Loki can be. 

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London (#150178)

London is a 5 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 45 pounds, is heartworm negative and is approved for kids 15 and up.  London is a pretty and very gentle girl.  She raised her 10 puppies, who have all found homes, so now it is her turn.  London finds the world to be a scary place, so she is looking for humans who live in a quite neighborhood and have a solid fenced yard.  She would also like her humans to lead a quite lifestyle and would prefer to have a confident and calm companion dog to show her the ropes, but that is negotiable for her.  London enjoys spending time outside walking around or resting under her favorite bush.  She is pretty low energy and is calm and quite in her crate.  London prefers her humans speak to her in a quiet and gentle voice and responds well to gentle encouragement.  She seems to know some words like breakfast and walk.  She has a good appetite, but prefers to eat privately in her crate.  London likes when her humans lay on the floor with her and pet her.

Update from London's foster family - Apr 20, 2016:

London has been doing great. Yesterday she was sunning herself on the deck stayed out there most of the day. She and the resident dog have been chasing each other around the yard and playing in the house. She lays on the floor in the evening and chews on nylabones. She has been coming up to me and letting me pet her even when outside, that's a first for me. Her tail is up wagging when she sees us in the house and hasn't been running away from us. 

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Luke #4 (#140847)  

Luke is a 7 year old yellow neutered male.  He is approved for kids 10 and up, is good with other dogs and weighs 64 pounds.  No cats for Luke.  He is heartworm negative.  Luke is very friendly, social boy.  He's been wonderful with every person he's met and knows Sit and Stay.  He has a great Lab Lean and takes treats well.  Luke's hips are a bit stiff and he's taking glucosamine to add some flexibility, but he gets around just fine. He must go to a home with a solid, not invisible, fenced yard and cannot live in an apartment, townhouse or condo. Luke is looking for a quiet, low-key forever home without a lot of comings and goings. 

Update from Luke's foster family - Mar 5, 2016:

What a fun boy Luke has been. He has been super happy since the weather has warmed up. He shows how happy he is by rolling on his back and kicking all four paws in the air at the same time. Very funny to watch. He loves it if you come over and scratch his belly while he's in the middle of his inverted dance. He would love to go to someone who likes the outdoors and sniffing pee as much as he does. Ok he can make an exception to the sniffing pee part but they should love outdoors at least. 
 

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Luke #2 (#160193)

Luke is a year and a half old neutered black male who weighs 62 pounds. He is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. Luke is basically a country boy and must go to a detached, single family home in the suburbs or a rural area. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages ten and up. Luke likes to play, retrieve, and be petted. Luke responds well to gentle talk. He is a bit shy of quick hand movements and loud or stern talk, so he may have a bit of a history with folks who were not so nice to him. He grows more trusting every day now that he is in a safe place. Leash walking is all new to Luke and he does very well with an easy walk harness. He is crate trained and appears to be house trained, too. This guy has a lot of love to give. 



Maggie (#160195)

  Watch Maggie charm folks at a recent adoption day. 

Maggie is a playful and cute spayed black female who is 1 year and a half old. She weighs 63 pounds. This girl is sweet but can be shy upon meeting strangers, probably due to her time a stray. However, if you have a dog with you she warms up much quicker since canine companions give her confidence. She must go to a home with another dog . She is unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. Maggie is current on vaccines but is heartworm positive and will need treatment. Lab Rescue will arrange and pay for her treatment as long as it is done at one of our vets, so Maggie is not worried. She must go to a single family detached home in the suburbs or a rural area. 

Update from Maggie's foster family - Apr 16, 2016:

Maggie is in her Virginia home now and getting used to all the different sights and sounds. She loves to go out back with the resident dog. She walks well on a leash, but likes to stop every once in awhile to take in the scenery. Maggie loves lying out in the backyard just soaking up the sun. She has a great lab lean. 




Malcolm (#160213)

Malcom is an 18 month old neutered chocolate male who weighs 53 pounds. He came into Lab Rescue with his younger brother Angus and they can be adopted together or separately but would do best in a home with another dog for company. Malcolm is heartworm negative and current on vaccines.  Although he was an outdoor dog, Malcolm has mastered Indoor Living 101 quite easily! He is beautifully crate trained and house trained and a very calm and good-natured boy.  Malcolm is so sweet and gentle and will make a great pet. If Malcolm's bored he likes to chew, so he needs to have access to safe and durable chew toys if he is not being supervised. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up.



Mansion (#160118) 

Mansion, or "Big House" as his foster affectionately calls him, is a two-year-old black neutered male who weighs 82 pounds. This handsome guy is unknown with cats, must go to a home with another dog, and is approved for ages 10 and up. He's current on vaccines and heartworm negative. He is a good boy who likes to be around people and needs someone who is frequently at home. He rides well in the car, has good house manners, and a love of belly rubs. Mansion tried living in an apartment and did not like it, so no apartment living for him. 

Update from Mansion's foster family - Mar 26, 2016:

Mansion is a big goof ball who loves everyone. He loves belly rubs, treats and being close by your side. He has a giant block head and sad eyes and will climb in your lap if you let him. He does not like a crate but has had good house manners while left alone. At 2 years old he is a low-energy companion who would love someone who is home a lot or is able to take him to work where he will sit quietly by your side. He also needs to go home with another dog to keep him company when his human is not within reach. He is a wonderful sweet soul who can't wait to he loved on by his new humans. 



Marley #7 (140793)  

Marley is an 18 month old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 55 pounds and should gain 5, and needs to go to a home with one or more dogs.  No cats for Marley, she will chase them. She is heartworm negative and approved for kids 8 and up.  Marley is a super sweet girl who will sneak into your heart as soon as you meet her by rolling over and asking for belly rubs.  She walks well on leash and and greets other dogs perfectly. Marley loves to play fetch and toys that squeak.  She is high energy, but settles nicely once she has run and played a bit.  Marley is very agile and can jump a baby gate or a four foot fence if she wants to, but doesn't seek out the opportunity; she needs a home with a fenced yard.  She needs a forever family with people who are home more than not and needs a doggy companion.  She will go into her crate for a treat or frozen kong, but isn't happy being in there for extended periods of time.  Marley is completely house trained and sleeps through the night on a dog bed in her foster's room.  She doesn't chew anything she's not supposed to, and knows sit and down.

Update from Marley #7's foster mom - Mar 25, 2016: Hey internet people! Are you a stay at home human who has a stay at home playful young dog at home? Do you live in a rural area and have a big fenced yard? Do you love to throw tennis balls forever, and don't mind if a bossy young yellow girl barks at you if you forget to throw them fast enough? Then Marley is your girl! So sweet, full of spunk and love...this girl is ready for her paradise! 

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Max (#160188)

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Max is a 10 year old fox red male.  He weighs 77 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 8 and up and is heartworm negative.  Max is a good looking older gentleman who is very active for his age.  He likes to be with people, likes to be petted and wants everyone to be his friend.  Max loves to retrieve, but doens't like to give up the ball, so the solution is to plat with two balls!  He knows the commands sit, down and come and is house and crate trained.  He pulls a bit on leash, but does better with an Easy Walk harness.  Max's blood panel showed the he has Hyperthyroidism and is is easily controlled with a low cost medication.  He comes from the suburbs so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban or rural homes.  



Midnight #3 (#160176)

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Midnight #3 is a 2 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 55 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Midnight is a sweet boy who likes to play outside, but also likes hanging inside with his people.  He can be a bit shy when first meeting new men, but warms up once he knows you are friendly.  Midnight likes to retrieve, but it not a but about it.  He takes treats gently and likes to go for car rides.  Midnight knows the commands sit, come and down and walks well with an Easy Walk Harness.  Midnight is house and crate trained and doesn't get in trouble when left alone.

Update from Midnight's foster family - Apr 6, 2016:

Midnight is settling in and has met several other dogs and humans. He really enjoys his twice daily ball retrieving sessions in the yard and is bringing the ball back and dropping it near foster mom. He is still unsure of new people and is sometimes cautious around new dogs, especially if his trusted human is not nearby. He would love to have a quiet home with a fenced yard for ball throwing and/or owners who will take long walks or runs with him. 

Apr 1, 2016: Midnight is settling in and enjoying his foster's fenced yard. He is learning to retrieve the ball, and he even brings it back and drops it (sometimes). He gets along well with other dogs, is house broken and has been good about leaving counters and trash cans alone. He is still timid around new people and will bark at them until he gets to know them. Men are particularly scary to him, but he's met several nice men who he warmed up to with a liberal application of treats. He loves to ride in the car and does well on a leash. He would love to find a forever home with lots of love to give. He loves to sit next to you (or on you) and be petted for a very long time. 

 
 



Midnite (#160166)

Midnite is a beautiful 4 year old spayed female who weighs 50 pounds. She is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. She is a little on the shy side, but once she warms up to you she is open to affection. Midnite crates well and walks well on the leash, too. Midnitght has adorable white toes on her back feet and the most velvety ears! She is a true beauty. Midnight is current on vaccines but is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will take care of the cost of her treatment as long as it is done at one of our vets, so Midnite knows she will get the care she needs. She must go to a detached single family home in the suburbs or a rural area.

Update from Midnite's foster family - Apr 13, 2016:

Moments by Midnite: Hi everyone. Midnite here. I'm doing well in Lynchburg. I had a few yucky days after my spay but that boiled burger and rice has helped my tummy alot. I like being inside because the construction noise behind us sort of scares me. I'm from the country and these neighborhood noises are different. It helps having the gang outside; especially Reese. She's my favorite (you know we are the same age) followed by Suzie. Foster Mom says I get braver each day and this morning I went outside without hesitation. 

So a little about me since I'm available for adoption. I'm 4 years old and was a stray brought in to a rural shelter. I weigh around 50 pounds and I'm a smaller type girl. I have long, soft velvety ears that my Foster Mom loves to rub and I'm ok with that! I'm a little unsure about this people thing because I've had to take care of myself. I am heartworm and Lyme positive but I'm being treated for it. I'm Annaplamosis and Ehrlichia negative. I'm going to need a family that is patient and will let me gain my confidence. I'm already walking around my foster home and taking treats from Foster Mom's hands. I let her pet me and it feels good. I sleep well in the crate and once I get going, I'm good on leash. As I don't have any kid history that I'm telling, I'm approved for Kids 10 and up. I'm also unknown with cats but great with other dogs. Call your AC to come visit me in Lynchburg. 




Mikey (#160184)

Mikey is a great looking neutered fox red male who is four years old. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. He's current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Mikey is described as being "friendly, sweet, and wiggles all over." He is calm, gentle, and quite a nice boy. He is from the country and will need to go to a single-family home in the suburbs or a rural area. Mikey recently had some entropian surgery (a common procedure for dogs), on his lower eyelids and just needs some ointment twice a day until he is good as new. 

Update from Mikey's foster family - Apr 8, 2016:

Mikey has arrived at his foster home and he is having SO much fun playing with the resident young lab. He is very gentle with taking treats. He does respond to no if he is going for something he shouldn't. He slept in the crate all night and was a quiet boy with his busy bone. He is house trained and will go to the door when he needs to go outside. He is a sweet boy loves people and loves to play play play. He's a gorgeous boy and his pics don't do him justice because he's a blur of play and fun!




Molly #2 (#160239)

Molly is a 10 year old fox red intact female.  She weighs 60 pounds but needs to gain about 10 more.  She is good with other dogs, approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm positive.  Molly is a friendly and lovable senior gal looking for a family to give her the life of luxury.  She is being treated with heartworm preventatives but will not receive injections due to her age and nutrition.  



Molly #3 (#160264)

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Molly is an 11 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 61 pounds, but should be closer to 55.  She is good with other dogs and approved for kids 10 and up.  She is heartworm positive and will receive treatment with a monthly preventative.  Molly is a sweet girl who loves attention.  She is very easy going and loves to be around people at get attention.  Molly enjoys taking leisurely walks or roaming around the fences yard, then coming in for a quick nap.  She has no issues with the stairs at her foster home and is a wonderful house guest.  Molly is very social and loves sun bathing outside or being a couch potato inside.  Molly knows sit and come and is working on down.  She walks well on leash, but does better with an Easy Walk harness.  Molly is house and crate trained and can be trusted to have run of the house in her foster home.  She is from the country, so she is looking for a single family, stand alone home in a suburban or rural neighborhood.



Moose #2 (#150708)

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Moose is a 2 year old Fox Red neutered male.  He weighs 70 pounds, but should be closer to 85.  He is good with other dogs, heartworm negative and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Moose is a big boy who will look stunning once he gets to his ideal weight.  He is a bit skinny, but it doesn't keep him from being full of energy and loving playtime.  Moose things that if you are outside, you should be giving him attention and tossing a ball or toy for him to fetch.  He would love a family with a big yard for him to play in.  Moose knows the commands sit, come and down.  He does pull some on leash, but doesn't have much experience on one.  Moose is crate trained and will wait to do his business until he's outside.  He comes from the country and has limited exposure to the sights and sounds of the big city, so placements are limited to single family, stand alone suburban or rural homes.



Olive (#160163)

Olive is a 3 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 47 pounds and is good with both cats and dogs.  She is approved for ages 18 and up and is heartworm negative.  Olive is a sweet, shy girl.  She would prefer a quiet adult household without a lot of comings and goings.  Olive is a champion snuggler and enjoys walks.  She does well with other dogs with a slow introduction, but it not a fan of strange dogs.  She does enjoy playing tug and wrestling with the resident dogs. Olive is able to be left uncrated during the day and doesn't get into any trouble as long as the house is tidy.  If you leave something out for her, she will chew it.



Petey (#160066)

Petey is an 11 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 66 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Petey is an extremely friendly and lovable guy.  He is very adaptable and gets long well with all types of people and dogs and loves meeting new people, especially if there is a chance that a treat or pets are involved.  Within a few minutes of being petted, he will lay down on his side to make sure you have the opportunity to rub his belly.  Petey is a fan of long naps during the way, especially in the sun!  He does ok with stairs, provided they are not too steep or there are a lot of them at once.  Petey knows the commands sit, stay, come, down and responds immediately to a whistle.  He is a very lovable guy and it's impossible not to adore him, especially when his ears perk up and his tail is wagging.  Petey has a clean bill of health, but his eyes are a bit cloudy, which could be due to cataracts so his vision isn't great, but he doesn't have any trouble getting around.  He is missing a few teeth and some others are worn down, likely from chewing rocks as a stray, but they don't cause him any problems.  Overall he's a sweet, mellow guy looking for someone to love.

Update from Petey's foster mom - Mar 25, 2016:

Petey has been doing much better on the desmopressin (medication for diabetes insipidus). He has been able to keep his wrap dry during my school/work day. I no longer crate him and just gate him in a bedroom. Most days I come home to find him sound asleep. When we are home together, I take him out pretty frequently. There have been some accidents but that is just part of loving Petey. 

Petey needs a family that will understand that he is doing the best he can. He stumbles, trips and sometimes slips. Getting up isn't always easy and navigating more than two steps is a challenge. He is always close by, when he isn't sleeping in his room, and tries to guess where I am walking. Petey LOVES food and treats. His nose always knows when something yummy is out (which is anything edible or anything he perceives to be edible). 

Petey likes to walk around the yard but mostly with me. He gets a special walk after meals which really just a bunch of circles while his nose takes in all the news of the neighborhood. 

Petey is an absolute love. He needs one last home to be his forever home. He needs someone that will sign on for the long haul - the good, the bad and the messy. Petey has love to give and deserves to be loved for who he is after all these years. 



Precious (#160194)

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Precious is a 7 year old chocolate spayed female.  She weighs 55 pounds, but should be closer to 65 and is good with other dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment if performed at one of our vets.  Precious is a happy girl who is active and loves to retrieve.  She would love a family with a big yard so her people can toss her the ball and keep her in good shape.  Precious likes to be around her people and enjoys rides in the car.  She knows the commands sit, down and come and is crate and may be house trained, as she waits to do her business outside.  Precious is from the country, so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban and rural homes.




Quincy (#150793) 



 
Quincy, a chocolate neutered male weighs 87 pounds is current on vaccines, and heartworm negative. He is 7 years old and is a "gentle giant" who melts with contentment when someone loves on him. He is also good in the car and walks okay with a harness. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. Because he is  not used to the hustle and bustle of the city, he must go to a detached, single family home in the suburbs or a rural area. He was an outdoor dog in his previous life and is looking forward to a patient forever family that will show him what indoors life is all about.

Quincy came into Lab Rescue with Reagan as a bonded pair but it was determined that they would do better separately and Reagan has been adopted.

 Get to know Quincy! See him at a recent adoption event.

Update from Quincy's foster - Mar 25, 2016: Quincy is learning to fetch, and he can officially give you his paw! Quincy is a cuddler, and can't wait to go home with you! Quincy should be a solo dog, with no cats, as he chases them! He's 7 years old, and loves bananas and apples! 

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Roxy (#160199)

Roxy is a 8 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 83 pounds, but should lose around 10 and is heartworm negative.  She must go to a home with another dog and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Roxy is a very sweet and gentle girl.  She enjoys going for walks and has no problem being touched all over.  Roxy has a beautiful coat and was a good passenger during her transport.  She can be a little shy when first meeting new people, but she warms up quickly.  Roxy is from the country so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban and rural homes.  




Sam #4 (#150928) 

Sam #4 is a 7 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 51 pounds and is good with other dogs; in fact he must go to a home that has another dog to show him the ropes.   He is unknown with cats and approved for kids 10 and up. Sam is heartworm negative.  Sam is a sweet, lovable and handsome guy looking for a family to love.  He was a shelter favorite because of his outgoing and friendly disposition.  You can tell by his photos with the hydrant that this guy has a weakness for the classics!

Sam has a short, smooth coat, small patch of white and his chest and a darling face with expressive brown eyes and short floppy ears.  He loves to go on walks and is a total pushover for belly rubs.  Sam has a great 'lab lean' will show anyone who is close enough to him.  He is very affectionate and loves to be petted.

Update from Sam's foster family - April 4, 2016: 

Sam is a very loving dog and he thoroughly enjoys letting your pet him. In fact he enjoyed it so much that if you stop he will remind you that he is still ready to be petted. He also has a wonderful Lab lean. I think he would do best in a home where there is another well behaved and well adjusted dog that is not dominant whose behavior he can model. From being around all of our dogs he is beginning to pick up some good habits. 

Sam does not like loud noises or yelling or too much unexpected movement near him. He will cower, and skulks away. Sam is crate trained and is woring on his house training. He goes into his crate quite willingly most of the time and he is also fed in there. Sam walks quite well on a leash but is still learning some manners. He does have a prey drive although I believe that he could overcome this for an indoor cat if properly introduced and trained. Sam is quite food motivated and we are working on training him so he understands the basic commands.  Day by day since we have gotten him Sam is getting braver and more of his true personality is coming out.  

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Sayge (#160256)

Sayge is a 7 month old black spayed female.  She weighs 43 pounds and is still growing.  She is approved for kids 10 and up, is good with other dogs and is heartworm negative. Sayge is a very sweet girl.  She's waggy tailed and friendly.  Sayge is a typical young lab in need to guidance and plenty of exercise as well as a bit of work on leash.  She loves attention and is very happy to be with her humans.  Sayge is keeping her room clean and is curious about the vet kitties, but not overly so.  She is from the country, so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban or rural homes.



Shooter (#140895) 

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Shooter is a 6 year old neutered chocolate male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is approved for kids ages 10 and up and weighs 53 pounds but should be closer to 60.  Being in a home agrees with Shooter and he has learned about the comfort of living indoors! Shooter does not need a home with another dog but he does like his people around a lot.  His hobbies are being petted, stretching out someplace sunny and warm, and going for walks. This little guy is a country boy and would do best adopted to a single family suburban or rural home, preferably in a neighborhood where there aren't a lot of people walking by frequently.  He thinks giving you a lab lean is the best way to get his back and butt scratched.  He isn’t big on retrieving yet, but will investigate a toy if thrown.  Shooter is clever boy who already knows sit, down and come, and is good on lead.  

Update from Shooter's foster family - Apr 6, 2016:

This 7 year old chunk of chocolate love is a sweet and easy boy. Shooter would love to be an only dog. Shooter will do best in the country, where he doesn't see a lot of strange dogs walking past the house. No townhouses for this handsome boy. He's mellow, and sweet, and just a complete gem. Check out his new pictures! 

 
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Sophie #2 (#160238)

Sophie is a 13 year old yellow intact female.  She weighs 57 pounds but needs to gain 10 and is good with other dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Sophie is a beautiful lady looking for a place to live out her golden years in luxury.  She has a bit of trouble hearing, so visual commands work better for her.  Sophie is being treated with heartworm preventatives, but will not be receiving injections due to her age and nutrition.  She is also being treated for an ear infection.

Update from Sophie's foster - April 18, 2016:

Sophie is a very sweet dog who is good with other dogs and cats. She appears to be house trained (no accidents in the two days she’s been here). She’s very easy going and laid back. She loves to snuggle with me on the couch and gives kisses – she really loves people. Sophie will put her paw on my leg to let me know not to stop petting her. She sleeps great through the night and is a very happy girl when breakfast and dinner are served. She will sit for treats and takes them gently. Sophie loves going for short walks around the neighborhood and goes up and down stairs with ease. Sophie will do just great in a home with or without other dogs. If you’re looking for an easy-going lap lab, then Sophie’s your girl. 




Survivor (#160116)

 Watch Survivor's recovery as he takes a walk outdoors!

Survivor is a 5 year old neutered black male who weighs 50 pounds. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Recently he had some much needed surgery on his left hip, a femoral head osteotomy (FHO) and is on the mend and doing rehab to get back to normal thanks to Lab Rescue. He is good with other dogs, good with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. Survivor needs a forever home where he can continue with his rehabilitation and get lots of love. No underground/electric fences for this boy. Survivor was surrendered to the shelter with an injury to his hip. There was no information given as to how he was injured, but X-rays showed it was not recent. 

Update from Survivor's foster - Apr 12, 2016:

Survivor is slowly adjusting to his new environment. He is a very docile - a little snuggle bear. He is still learning his new environment and is good both outside and in, but doesn't really like making the transition. Instead, he's enjoying his foster parents giving him a boost and carrying him in the house. He can do a few stairs, but is daunted by the full flight, but enjoys being carried upstairs for bedtime. Once there he settles in on one of the dog beds beautifully for a nice 7-8 hour snooze. The resident lab's presence seems to make Survivor happiest - lots of tail wagging. He has also found a new friend with the resident cat and has let her take up residence occasionally on his head. They seemed to have bonded immediately - so sweet! Overall - he's a joy for us to have. 



Toby (#140978)

Toby is an 11 year old neutered black male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and must go to a home with another dog.  He is approved for kids aged 10 and up, and weighs 51 lbs.   Toby is a petite older gentleman. It takes him a little while to get comfortable with new people but he does adjust and likes to stay close to them. He loves other dogs and wags when he sees them. He will give a person a little lick once he becomes comfortable but is more free with affection to other dogs. Toby must be in a home with another non-dominant dog and a fenced yard. He needs a quiet environment where he can continue to gain confidence and learn to be happy again. His vision and hearing are somewhat impaired, but it doesn't slow him down. He is used to having company and not be left for a long work day. Toby doesn't like thunderstorms. Toby is housetrained and crate trained. He loves to go for walks. He's used to sleeping on the floor by his person's bed.



Sponsor Toby
Sponsored by Jane Slavin In memory of LRCP alums Marty and Sandy, who so brightened our days, and of our sweet Hook, who started it all!
Sponsored by Elizabeth Dubaniewicz
Sponsored by Dale & Linda Bentz
Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell and Eugene Powell
Sponsored by Pepper & Lucy in honor of sweet GG and in memory of her BFFD Quincy and for all the senior bonded pairs
Sponsored by Renee Priore
Sponsored by Elaine Knight





Tomte (#150892) 

Tomte is an 8 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 50 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is heartworm negative and approved for kids 10 and up.  Tomte is a shy boy, who warms up quickly when offered cheese and cold cuts.  He's getting along very well with the resident dogs, and he really wants to play with them.  Tomte has good house manners and is house and crate trained.  He walks well on leash and is a good rider in the car.  Tomte is looking for a family who will be patient with him and let him continue to blossom at his own pace.  He is looking for a happy, quiet family, as yelling and chaos upsets him.  Tomte loves toys of any type and loves giving hugs and kisses to his people.

Sponsor Tomte
Sponsored by Elizabeth McFarland In honor of all the black dogs who have rescued me
Sponsored by Adele & Robin Brukiewa "in memory of our heart dog with the best frosting, Sheena Lynn"



Valentina (#160089)

Valentina is a spayed yellow female who is 7 years 6 months of age. She is good with dogs, not good with cats (she is a little too interested), and approved for ages 10 and up. She weighs 52 pounds. Valentina is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. This girl is an owner give up from a hoarding situation and looking forward to better days. Valentina is not used to being alone and loves her people, so she needs a forever family who is home more often than not. She is a good car passenger. Valentina needs to go to a single family detached home in the suburbs or a rural area. 

Update from Valentina's foster family - April 15,2016:

Valentina is eager to learn new tricks and responds very well to delicious treats. She knows Sit and Heel very well and is working on her Down. She loves Kongs stuffed with treats. In the afternoon she waits by the window for her foster parents to come home from work and greets them with effusive love and her trademark helicopter tailspin. She sleeps in her own bed and loves an early morning walk in the open spaces of the park nearby. Valentina is getting better about being left alone when her humans go out on occasion as she becomes more confident in her foster home.