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.

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


   

Ally (#150036) & Zany (#150037)


Ally and Zany are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Ally is a 15 year old spayed chocolate female and Zany is an 8 year old spayed black female. They are up to date on their shots. Zany is heartworm negative and Ally is heartworm positive. Ally will not have the standard heartworm treatment and will instead be treated with a heartworm preventative. Ally weighs 63 lbs and needs to gain a few. Zany weighs 81 lbs but should be 75-78. Ally and Zany are very easy dogs. Ally likes getting pet and likes to take it easy. Zany likes to play and is starting to play fetch. Ally walks well on the lead, and Zany does well on walks with the help of an Easy Walk harness. They know basic commands and have been getting along well with their foster fur-siblings. They would prefer a home in a suburban or rural setting. Ally and Zany are looking for a home where they can be spoiled with all the love, head scratches, and attention they so greatly deserve.

Update from Ally and Zany's foster family  - March 15, 2015:

Ally and Zany here, FM 2.0 has been slacking off on her mugshot posting job the past few days....work she says....so today we stopped wiggling for a nanosecond and posed for this picture...not our best effort! However we'd like you all to know that while we are enjoying our vacation at the lazy lab ranch and spa we would LOVE to have a family of our own. We are very sweet, we sleep well, eat well and can be trusted to have free run of the house. We love to take walks, lounge on the couch and have our heads petted. Ally's favorite place is on the couch with a paw touching you...and maybe a little of her body....and maybe a little more of her body, oh who are we kidding she's a lap dog!! Zany is athletic and fun loving, loves to be in the room with you keeping you company and playing with the resident doggies. So while these girls may have some frosting on their faces they are the dynamic duo....you can't go wrong with them.



Sponsor Ally & Zany
Sponsored by Ann and Peter Askew in memory of Belquest Hudson Bay, our 16 year old Lab, who joined those before her, on January 12, 2015
Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell and Eugene Powell



   

Amos (#150201) & Andy (#150202)


Amos is a 1.5 year old yellow neutered male, and Andy is a 1 year old black neutered male. They are a bonded pair. They are both up to date on their shots and are heartworm negative. The boys are good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Amos weighs 58 lbs and Andy weighs 52 lbs. Amos & Andy are a country boys at heart so would prefer to live in a single family suburban or rural home.  They are good on the leash, and does better with the help of a harness. Amos and Andy know a few simple commands and are eager to please. They will reward your patience and attention with wiggles and love, and can’t wait to meet their forever family.

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Bear (#150271) and Deuce (#150272)

These two neutered five year old boys, Bear and Deuce, are a bonded pair of pocket sized labs and will be adopted together. Bear weighs in at 43 pounds and Deuce at 57. The two are heartworm negative, current on vaccines, good with dogs and kids 10 and up. They are unknown with cats. Both ride well in the car. Bear and Deuce have been described as having great big personalities in little bodies.

Update from Bear and Deuce's Foster Family - Apr 16, 2015:

In the house Bear and Deuce are a dream! They are low key and low maintenance. Even though they follow me everywhere, they are content to just lay nearby. They do not beg for food and they sit and wait to eat until I tell them it is okay. They know all basic commands and even shake! They LOVE belly scratches and spend a good amount of time upside down waiting for them. I have left them alone with full run of the house without incident. Car rides are exciting and they are exemplary passengers. They sleep through the night with me and don't hog the bed! And as a bonus, as if one is needed, they barely shed. It doesn't get much better than this. 

Sponsor Bear & Deuce

   

Bella (#150039)


Bella is a 7 year old black spayed female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. Bella is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Bella would prefer a home in a single family suburban or rural home. She weighs 62 lbs. Bella is a sweet playful girl who loves her people. She likes going on walks, playing fetch, and playing in the ocean. Bella is house trained and crate trained, and walks well the the help of a harness. Bella has a sensitive tummy and eats special food to keep her in her fighting form. She is looking for a family so that she can be a perfect loving companion!

Sponsor Bella
Sponsored by Joanne I. Luongo





   

BlueBell (#140933) & Daisy (#140934)

 

BlueBell and Daisy are 8 year old black spayed females. They are up to date on their shots and are heartworm negative. BlueBell and Daisy are good with other dogs and cats, and are approved for children aged 10 and up. They've lost a lot of weight since coming to us.  BlueBell now weighs 102 lbs and needs to lose more. Daisy weighs 80 lbs and is looking great. Daisy and BlueBell are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Both pups are house and crate trained but they don’t need to be crated anymore. They are great with both big and small dogs and are very tolerant and loving of small animals. Daisy even lets the cat sit on her head! They are looking for a loving family that will spoil them with attention and love, and will help both pups get into fighting form with a low calorie diet and exercise.

Update from their foster family 2/18/2015

WARNING!! Adopting these two girls will cause you to fall in love. They are wonderful dogs that love being with people and get along great with the other labs in their foster home. Do not let their white faces fool you. They are only 8 years old and enjoy life. Daisy can be a little reserved around new people, but once she knows you, she is a very devoted companion. While watching television or working on the computer, she will sleep on or underneath her fosters’ feet. When the foster family comes home from work or first sees Daisy in the morning, she is so happy that she cries with soft moans and whimpers. However, beware of her tail as it is going a mile a minute! Daisy enjoys going on longer walks through the neighborhood with the other dogs in her foster home. However, she is cautious when she sees the neighborhood horse, goats and deer.

Bella is the more the playful and lover of the two sisters. Bella loves everybody and is quick to come up to people for attention. If you sit on the floor, Bella will crawl into your lap for snuggles and loving. After she loses the rest of her weight, it will be much easier to move her if you need to! Bella enjoys the more active games (e.g., running after the other dogs). She will playfully nibble on the other dogs trying to get them to play with her. Bella also enjoys her walks, but takes shorter and more leisurely walks. As with most bonded pairs, they prefer to be together and do not like leaving one behind. When they get back together again after solo walking, they are quick to check each other out to ensure everything is still okay.

These girls are so easy to care for and provide so much love, that it is impossible not to fall in love with them.

Sponsor Bluebell & Daisy


Sponsored by May Win and Pepper in memory of Angel, my silver-muzzled sweetheart
Sponsored by Dale & Linda Bentz in memory of Dewey
Sponsored by Elizabeth Thorp In loving memory of our two beautiful girls -- Lady Bear (adopted from Lab Rescue 2000) and Seaway
Sponsored by Linda and Dan Deam
Sponsored by Camille Norvaisas
Sponsored by Julia, Ron, Bell and Milo In Memory of Jack
Sponsored by Carolyn Bass Crofoot In memory of Dallas, my yellow lab who was adopted from Lab Rescue in 2005 at 8 years old and lived until 15 1/2




  


   

Bolin (#150230)

Bolin is a 4 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Bolin is good with other dogs and is approved for ages 7 and up. No cats for Bolin. He weighs 80 lbs. Bolin is a handsome and active guy looking for a family that will give him the time, attention, and exercise that he needs. Bolin is strong on the leash, so an easy walk harness will be helpful while he is still learning. He is a great car rider, and is house trained. Bolin would love a family that is willing to give him all the love, attention, and structure he craves so badly!

Sponsor Bolin


   

Brady (#150176)


Brady is a 6 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Brady is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 45 lbs. Brady is a lot of love in a tiny package. He is sweet, friendly, and calm. Brady rides well in the car, knows some basic commands, and has been keeping his run clean at the vet. Brady can’t wait to meet his forever family!

Sponsor Brady


   

Breeze (#150273)


Breeze is a 3 year old chocolate female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. Breeze is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up.  Breeze has some fractures in her left rear tibia which our vet is monitoring for future treatment. It may need to be repaired.  Breeze is a country girl at heart, so she would prefer to live in a single family suburban or rural home. Breeze is a sweet girl who loves to be pet and play fetch. She knows some basic commands. Breeze can’t wait to meet her forever family!

Sponsor Breeze






   

Buddy #3 (#150138)


Buddy is a 10 year old neutered yellow 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 8 and up. He weighs 78 lbs. Buddy is a sweet gentleman who knows several commands, walks well on the leash with the help of a harness, and loves getting affection and love. Buddy is a calm guy looking looking for love and attention!

From Buddy's foster - March 16, 2015:

Buddy is very handsome, distinguished 10-year old guy who is very laid back & easy going.

From Buddy himself -  March 16, 2015:

I love to be near my people but you won't be falling over me. I'm house trained, I know commands such as sit, stay, paw & speak ( foster mom makes me do this when asking for a treat), I also do this little Elvis lip thing that makes foster mom laugh so much. Foster Mom loves the fact that as soon as we come inside, I know to sit so she can wipe my paws. I sleep through the night in foster moms room in my nice comfy dog bed.  The things I am looking for in my forever family are:  (1) a soft place to lay my head like a nice dog bed; (2) belly rubs; (3) good meals & treats ; and (4) I would like three 20-minute walks a day, but am completely happy with two. 

Sponsor Buddy


   

Cerebrus (#150169) & Elysian (#150168)

 

Cerebrus (Bus) and Elysian (Elly) are a sweet bonded pair and must be adopted together. Bus is a 3 year old neutered black male, and Elly is a 5 year old spayed black female. They are up to date on their shots and are heartworm negative. The are good with other dogs and are approved for children aged 5 and up. Bus weighs 60 lbs and Elly weighs 40 lbs. Elly and Bus are looking for a home with a fenced yard and a loving family. Elly is very playful, calm, and loves her humans. Bus is a sensitive sweet guy who loves giving kisses. They play very well with each other and with toys. Elly and Bus can’t wait to find their forever home!

Update from their foster - Apr 2, 2015:

Elly and Bus are still fun and still wonderful! They are great house guests and love to play with each other and other dogs. Elly knows lots of commands and loves to sit and give her paw for a treat! She absolutely loves toys too and will carry them around in her mouth - so cute! Bus is working on his manners but is just a happy go lucky boy that loves everyone! He knows a few commands also. Elly and Bus are both on the petite side so don't take up much room and will make anyone super happy! 

Sponsor Cerebrus & Elysian

Jonathan Fotos In memory of Cupid and Saydee, a bonded pair adopted from Lab Rescue in 2005, and who passed on in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

        

   

Charlie (#150086)


Charlie is an 8 year old chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will pay for Charlie’s treatment if performed at one of our vets. Charlie is approved for children aged 7 and up and is good with other dogs. He weighs 55 lbs and needs to gain some. Charlie does well sleeping in the crate and loves to go for walks. He is good with other dogs, but has a preference for female dogs. Charlie is a laid back guy who loves playing with toys and balls. He is looking for a family to spoil him and take great care of him so he can get back into his fighting form!

Update from Charlie's foster family - March 20, 2015:

(Good Time) Charlie is an 8 year old chocolate lad who gets along fine with other dogs and cats and has been with children 7 and above. He loves to fetch the tennis ball, run and lounge. He crates well and doesn’t chew anything other than his toys. He still hasn’t caught on to the value of belly scratches but loves to have his face and ears scratched. Contact your AC to see if Charlie might be a good fit for you and your family! 

Mar 13, 2015:

Charlie is a very sweet and attentive guy whose personality has been unmasked with each passing day. While he still doesn’t really cuddle, he does have a pretty good lean and sits or lays very still while watching TV; Charlie definitely enjoys being with us. He is a little confused by belly scratches and attempts to wrestle on the floor, but he loves to have his face scratched and his ears rubbed; he has started to hug his FPs too, wrapping his arms around us to give love. Charlie loves to chase the tennis ball and he will ‘give it’ 9 times out of 10 now (before he would ‘give it’ about 1/20 times). He loves to follow us around and hangs out with the five resident dogs without incident, but there still isn’t much interaction among the dogs, except when he is one-on-one with Bonnie, our recent foster failure, who has gotten him to play a couple times. While his first cat test was inconclusive, he rocked his second one and his third one- although he went straight for the food and totally ignored the cat on the last one. He was kind of confused our first visit to the horses, trying to figure out what those big stinky things were, and his second visit he just stood rigid when the larger-than-life white Appaloosa played ‘stare down’ with him. 

Sponsor Charlie
Sponsored by Neimeyer Family in loving memory of Beloved Sam and Sweet Jakie Boy


   

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 - Mar 31, 2015:

Colt has been the perfect visitor at his temporary foster home. He is a sweet boy and enjoys attention. Colt loves looking out the window. He watches the post man without a peep, but there is a pesky street sign that he warns us about daily. On a sunny day, Colt enjoys wandering the yard with his canine buddies, checking out the smells. On the cooler days, he's content to do his business and get back indoors! Colt has met the cat, and while initially fascinated by her, after a few hisses for getting too close, he's come around to realize ignoring her is the way to go. 

Update, 2/7/2014:

Life has been unfair to Colt. Last year he was surrendered by his owner because he could no longer care for Colt and his soul mate Holly. Not too long after that Holly died, leaving him again with a major adjustment. In the twilight of a labs life, these sort of things shouldn't be happening. Although this senior gentleman has adapted and is well cared for and loved by his foster family, it's not home. But, lets be brutally honest, at his age there really isn't a lot we can say to convince you he's the dog for you. Colt is 13-14 years old, has seizures, is pretty deaf, weak in the hind quarters and heartworm positive but can't be treated due to his age. He may know commands but since he can't hear them, he doesn't respond. That's pretty much what you'd expect from a guy his age. But he has a very endearing side as well. Colt is a very sweet and friendly boy that loves to give you kisses. He 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. He has spent a majority of his life living in a outside pen when he lived with his buddy Holly. Holly was his leader and he followed her everywhere. When she died, he attached himself to his foster sister and now follows her everywhere. Even after 8 months, he still gets up to follow foster mom when she leaves the room. So if you love velcro, you'll love Colt.

Colt is a very good boy and deserves a happy ending. Won't you open you heart and home and allow this guy the love he so deserves.

 
Sponsor Colt 
Sponsored by Kathy and Mike Quattrone
Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell and Gene Powell
Sponsored by Koda's Collars
Sponsored by Kerrie Daly
Sponsored by Muffy Braid
Sponsored by Douglas Svor

  


   

Cookie (#150122)  

Cookie is a 6 year old spayed black female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment is done at one of our vets. Cookie is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. She weighs 55 lbs. Cookie loves playing in the snow, cuddling, and riding in the car. She has very nice house manners and walks pretty well on the leash. Cookie gives great kisses and is looking for a loving family to give her a home.

Update from Cookie's foster family 2/22/2015

Mar 27, 2015: Hi! My name is Cookie and I am waiting for my new human to look into my eyes and fall in love. I am great in the house and know that the bathroom is outside. I like little dogs and car rides. I even like being an office mate during the week. I love treats and little boys too! But I would LOVE to have a home and humans to call my own. Come on who doesn't want a sweet Cookie?! 

 

Sponsor Cookie
Sponsored by Daniel and Bobbi-Jo Wilson

    


   

Cyclone (#150137)


Cyclone is a 2 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on her shots and is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if treated at one of our vets. He is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 49 lbs. Cyclone is looking for a home with a big yard so he can run and play. He is an easy going and friendly dog that loves to be with people. Cyclone knows some basic commands and is good on the lead.

An update on Cyclone - Apr 3, 2015:

Cyclone is a whirlwind of activity! He’s a sweet little thing, but would certainly benefit from some training. So we’re working on a few obedience commands (he’s EXCELLENT at sit), and trying to get him to walk more easily on a leash/harness. More to come soon.

Sponsor Cyclone


   

Drake (#150183)


Drake is a 1 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if done at one of our vets. Drake is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 61 lbs. Drake comes from the country, so he would prefer to live in a single family suburban or rural home. Drake is a happy guy who loves getting attention and getting petted. He has a great Lablean and practices it on everyone he meets. Drake is a very easy dog and wants nothing more than to please you! He knows some basic commands, walks pretty well on the leash, and is crate trained. Who wouldn’t be lucky to add this beautiful guy to their family?

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Emo (#140937) 

Emo is a 5 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 73 lbs.  Emo is a sweet, timid boy.  He is settling in at his foster and is enjoying hanging out with the other dogs.  He is a shy guy that needs slow introductions to people and new situations.  He is easy on leash and well behaved.  He has lived in the country and should be adopted to a single family suburban or rural home. No electric fences for this sweet boy.

Update from Emo's Foster Family - Apr 2, 2015:

Emo is such a sweet boy! He takes a little time to warm up to new people but once he knows and loves you, he loves you!! He has such great manners and is great in the crate. He LOVES playing with other dogs and is adorable. He warms up quicker to women than men but once he trusts, he just loves belly rubs and is very affectionate. He is just looking for the right person to give him the patience and love he deserves! 

Sponsor Emo
Sponsored by Leanne Willbanks
Sponsored by Meredith Gamble

   

Gunner (#150188) and Ebony (#150189)


Gunner and Ebony are a boy-girl bonded pair who are 9 years old, current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Gunner weighs in at 107 pounds and needs to get down to around 90 and she should weigh 80, so lots of green beans are in the future until they reach their goal weights! They are good on leash, house trained and crate trained but they no longer need to be crated as they are wonderful house guests. This pair is unknown with cats, good with dogs, and approved for children ages 10 and up.

Ebony reflects on last week's Adoption Day: 

So many things going on. The people who we thought were our forever home said something about black labs not being able to move to Georgia. I have no idea who this Georgia woman is but from what we can tell, we are now in what is called a foster home. My brother Gunner and I are both 9 and living with five other dogs in our foster house. We were talking to one of the labs here who said she is a foster failure. Not wanting to be failures, we asked what she suggested we do find our forever home. Having been around the block a few times, she suggested we ask to go to a Lab Rescue Adoption Day. She had us as soon as she told us about nonstop treats and belly rubs. We convinced foster mom to give us baths, worked out a bit to lose a few pounds, put on our Koda’s ‘Adopt Me’ collars, pulled our suitcase together along with all our paperwork and got FM and FD to drive us up to a land far, far away. 

Not wanting to be charged with felonious interstate piddling, we held it for 11 ½ hours. So many nice people and more labs than we have toes looking for homes. We did what we always do licking and kissing everyone, male or female, pregnant or not, the very young as well as those almost as old as FM and FD. Outside of Gunner sitting on my face while I was lying down, we were told we were very good and quite charming, of course. Lots of treats and hugs. Gunner was keeping track of how many other fosters found homes and was getting more excited by the minute. We figured that our forever family was just filling out the paperwork and we would be on our way home on Sunday. We stayed beyond the end, entertaining a dozen humans as the party broke up. Gunner was really bummed when he realized no one had chosen us and we were going back with FM and FD. 

On the ride back, FM and FD tried to explain how finding a real forever home works. Apparently it is not easy. The Lab Rescue volunteers spend a lot of time checking out the humans to find just the right match. After all, it is a forever home. Obviously, if being cute, handsome and beautiful as the case may be, were all that it took, we would be in our home now. They suggested we post what we are looking for to make it easier for our forever home to find us. So here goes. First of all, we want humans that want us for who we are. All we want back is half the love we will show to you. We know sit, stay, lie down, kiss, lean, all the lab basics. If cats are around, we are cool with that. A one story house is Gunner’s preference because his elbows are a bit wonky. I prefer a porch where we can just hang out with you. Take us for a walk every now and then, leash optional because we won’t go far. We will not be underfoot but please let us be in the same room as you are. We will love you and our kisses are our way of showing that to you. Neither of us eats much and I like to play ball once in a while. Let us look into your eyes as we are getting a few scratches. That’s it. All we want is to be loved by someone. Forever. 

Thanks for reading. 

Ebony 
Sponsor Gunner & Ebony
Sponsored by Cindy & Dave in memory of our Shelby girl who we were blessed with for 13 years.



   

Hachiko (#150032)

At ten years old, Hachiko is an older gentleman with lots of love to give. He's heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccines and good with other dogs and with cats, too!  Hachiko is approved for kids ages 10 and up. He is gaining confidence in foster care and enjoys being petted and living indoors. He weighs 52 pounds but could stand to gain 8-12 more.

Update from Hachiko's foster family 2/28/2015

Hachiko has settled in, has become one of the pack in his foster home and seems to be enjoying himself there. He has moved out of the bathroom and onto his own bed. He is eating regularly 3x a day and gaining weight nicely but still has some to go. His stability when walking is constantly improving and is a long way from where he was. He can be unstable on his feet at times. Because of this, a home without a large amount of stairs would be best. He gets along with all of the dogs in his foster home and has no issues with any of them. Today he attempted to chase the cat but because he isn't very fast, he was not able to catch him. He eagerly runs outside to do his business. A home where someone is not gone all day long would be best for Hachiko. He likes treats and continues to work to leave his previous life behind him. He is wagging his tail more and he seems generally happy to see his foster family.

Sponsor Hachiko
Sponsored by Koda's Collars
Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell and Eugene Powell



   

Harley #3 (#150247)


 Watch Harley playing ball. 

Harley is a 2 year old neutered black male who loves everyone he meets. He weighs 53 pounds and is up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Harley is good on leash unless he sees another dog he wants to meet. He's crate trained and appears to be house trained as well. Harley is good with dogs and unknown with cats although he wasn't too bad with one he met at the vet. He loves playing with a ball and is great at retrieving but not so great at giving the ball back.

Sponsor Harley


   

Ian (#150203)


Ian is a yellow neutered male who is two years old, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 an up. Ian is house trained, good on the leash, and weighs 48 pounds. His enjoys being petted and playing with other dogs. More about this shy boy when we get to know him better.  Ian cannot go to a home with an electric fence.

Update from Ian's foster family - Apr 2, 2015:

Ian is having fun playing with all the dogs at his foster. He is learning to trust people and is really a very very sweet guy. He warms up quickly and just likes to hang out with you. He has wonderful house manners and knows some basic commands. This boy is really coming out of his shell, putting on weight and learning to enjoy life! 

Sponsor Ian

   

Irene (#150195)


Irene is a 7 year old neutered girl who weighs 78 pounds, is up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. She is good with both cats and dogs and must go to a home with another dog to build her confidence as she is shy. She plays well with big dogs and is approved for children ages 10 and up. 

Update from Irene's Foster Family - April 4, 2015 :
It’s been two weeks today since Irene came to stay with us. What progress she makes every day! She whines now if the other pups go outside without her. :) She eats every meal now and took a treat for the first time yesterday from my hand. Her tail wags at us when we come home. She play-bows to my labs and she runs happily around the yard. Great with cats, sleeps on our beds if allowed, no issues going up or down stairs. She is still scared of doors/windows/noises. But she is a wonderful girl and will make a perfect lab pet. 
Apr 3, 2015: Irene's tail is wagging more, she never misses a meal, sleeps on sofas and the dog beds.  She is still shy around doors and jumps at loud noises, cautious around new things. Every day she is sweet, loving, submissive, always close by us. 


Sponsor Irene

   

Kalani (#150071)

Kalani is a 5 year old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 97 pounds and needs to lose about 25.  Kalani is good with both dogs and cats and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Kalani is an affectionate, lap lab who walks well on leash and enjoys getting in his sniffs.  He knows the commands heel, sit, stay, down, here, house, fetch, pick it up, ball, up, and shake.  Kalani also enjoys playing fetch and going camping.  He is also house trained.  Kalani is diabetic and needs daily insulin injections.

Update from Kalani's foster family - Mar 15, 2015:

Kalani continues to be an excellent houseguest. He has good house manners, and is a gentle soul just looking for his place. He will not go near the indoor stairs but is content to sleep in a dog bed in the living room by himself at night. He did master the 4 deck stairs to the yard once we got rid of all the snow and ice! He is content to nap with the older resident dogs but was entertained with a younger houseguest and they enjoyed some play. He is a mellow guy - a couple of walks a day are plenty. 

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Kona (#150284) 

Kona is a 1 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 42 pounds and is approved for kids 3 and up.  Kona is good with both cats and dogs and is heartworm negative.  Kona is a pretty, petite lab who is great with kids.   She is energetic and has puppy pizzaz.  Like most young dogs, she will benefit from some training, exercise and walking on a harness.  She does know basic commands like sit, down, stay and wait and is house and crate trained.  Kona enjoys playing fetch and also enjoys snuggle time.  She really likes to nurture and give extra attention if one of her humans isn't feeling well.

   

Mariner (#150257)

Mariner is an 8 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 65 pounds and is approved for kids 10 and up.  She is good with other dogs and heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment if done at one of our vets.  Mariner is a sweet and shy girl who is learning the joys of being an indoor dog.  She is very well behaved in the house and is not crated.  Mariner hasn't had any accidents and hasn't gotten into anything she isn't supposed to.  She walks well on leash, but does get startled easily, so walking with a harness is best.  Mariner enjoys the company of other calm dogs to hang out with and take the lead from.  Mariner needs a single family home in a quiet neighborhood and a calm living environment.  Her new home must have a fenced yard and no steep stairs.  She also prefers more carpet than tile.  

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Marley #4 (#150245)

Marley is a 2 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 63 pounds and is good with both dogs and cats.  She is approved for kids 7 and up and is heartworm negative.  Marley is a cute and active young girl.  She loves to run and play and needs to go to a home with a fenced yard.  She would not do well in an apartment or townhouse.  Marley is very social and likes meeting new dogs and people.  She loves to go on walks and does best with an Easy Walk harness.  Marley will have a training addendum as she will benefit from formal classes.  She's looking forward to having a forever family that will give her the love, activity and training she deserves.

An update from Marley's Foster Family - Apr 4, 2015:

Marley is doing great! She loves playing with her foster siblings. She is your typical 2 year old lab who loves to play, follow her people around and enjoys giving and receiving affection. Good girl Marley! 

Apr 3, 2015:

Marley is adjusting very nicely. She loves to run around outside with the two resident dogs. She's been chasing the ball, sticks and anything else we throw. She does very good on the leash when walking around the yard and neighborhood. We are making sure she gets plenty of exercise and that seems to be tiring her out enough that she is ready for bed by 8-9pm and sleeps well through the night until we get up for work. We're working on basic manners, and she is very responsive when we tell her no and listens well when we call her. She also thinks she's a lap dog. She really is a sweetie pie. 

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Mitzi (#150287)

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Mitzi is a 3 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 48 pounds but should be closer to 43.  Mitzi 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.  She is good with other dogs.  Mitzi is a petite lab who loves to get attention and be petted.  She enjoys being brushed and petted and will give gentle kisses and tail wags to show her appreciation.  Mitzi is a bit shy when she first meets people, but has already starting to regain her trust in humans if they go slow with her.  She knows commands sit, come and sometimes down.  She will have a training addendum and walks ok on leash.  Mitzi is crate trained and may be house trained as she is keeping her room clean at the kennel.  She comes from the country, so placements are limited to single family suburban and rural homes.

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Molly (#150173)

Molly is an 8 year old chocolate spayed female.  She weighs 74 pounds and is approved for kids 10 and up.  She is heartworm negative and good with other dogs.  Molly is a beautiful and affectionate girl who is looking for a patient family to help her adjust to life outside of a kennel run.  She loves getting attention and wags her entire body while being petted.  Molly knows basic commands and takes treats gently.  Molly is not suitable for apartment/townhouse or city living.

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Sponsored by Jennifer Fish
Sponsored by Jessica Beswick In loving memory of our sweet Molly girl
Sponsored by Paul Lamberson in loving memory of Mae, our eight year old chocolate lab. Gave so much, required so little.


   

Moselle (#150010)

Moselle aka Moe is a 10 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 88 pounds but needs to lose 10-13, and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Moe is a lovely house guest and is getting along well with the resident dogs.    Moe loves sleeping on a large dog bed and having his face and ears rubbed before bedtime.  He will even tell you he wants some more pets my rubbing his face with his paws and inching a bit closer to you.

Update from Moe's foster family - 3/21/2015

Moselle is competing for the award of BEST FOSTER DOG EVER. He's conquering his fear of the kitchen tile and the long scary hallway. He may be a senior, but he loved playing in the snow. The last storm we had, he raced all over the backyard. Sometimes when I come home from work, he romps around the living room grabbing toys! Toys! He went on an over night visit with me to a friend's house with 4 dogs, and he was good with all of them. Moselle especially loved playing with the young female. At the last AALD, Moselle turned on the charm. Lots of people stopped by to see him, and he dazzled them with his cute ears and white toes. If that wasn't enough, he threw in a Lab lean to show off his personality. Moselle's perfect home is quiet, and has someone that will love him and treat him right. He would prefer few to no stairs, and he would gladly live with another dog and/or cat. Moselle is just a sweet, sweet boy that wants to be loved. 


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Sponsored by Yvonne Sisler and Marc Turner in Memory of Shaman and Leila
Sponsored by MC Johnson
Sponsored by Robin Valentine
Sponsored by Koda's Collars
Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell and Eugene Powell


   

Nibbler (#140942)

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Nibbler is an 18 month old black neutered male.  He weighs 58 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for families 18 and up and is heartworm negative.  Nibbler is a typical energetic young boy.  He will need a home with a yard and at least a 6 foot high fence, as he likes to jump.  Nibbler knows how to sit, wait and will crate on command and he's working on stay.  Nibbler will need a family who will continue to work on his training and give him lots of exercise.  

Nibbler was previously hit by a car, but has been treated for his injuries and has been cleared by the vet to resume normal activities.  He's working on rebuilding his strength in his back legs, re-growing hair and softening his shoulder skin.  His new family will need to apply lotion on his scars for a few more weeks to soften the area.

Update from NIbbler's foster family 2/25/2015

Nibbler continues to do well and thrive in his foster home! He is learning how to walk by your side without pulling. He has a ways to go on this, but is practicing. Once his shoulder scaring heals his new owner could switch to an easy walk harness/collar combo which will help with his walking skills. When outside Nibbler is curious about everything and just wants to run. He can jump straight up in the air as well. Nibbler has been a really great house guest. We haven’t seen any counter surfing or destructive behavior at all. The only thing he likes to do is carry his foster mom’s slippers around the house.  He has learned that he isn’t allowed in certain rooms and respects boundaries even without gates. Nibbler rides well in the car. He stays in the back of the SUV and looks at the world go by wagging his tail.

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Odin (#150088)

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Odin is a 6 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 60 pounds, is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Odin must go to a home with another dog and where someone isn't gone for a long work day.  Odin is a handsome, affectionate, and smart pup who likes long walks, hikes and fetch.  He walks perfectly on leash.  He knows many commands like Sit, Down, Go to your spot, Paw with both hands, Roll over, Speak, Stay, Wait, Here (come), and Inside.  Odin also has great food manners and will wait to be released by "okay" before eating his meal.  He is a lap lab and is happy to join his people on the couch or bed if you ask him to.  Odin doesn't like thunderstorms and does best with a thunder-shirt and peanut butter kong to keep him busy.  He is house trained and was previously crated, but doesn't need (and prefers not) to be.

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Pierce (#150255)

Pierce is an 18 month old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 55 pounds and is approved for kids 10 and up.  He is heartworm negative and is good with other dogs, although can play a bit rough at times.  Pierce is a happy-go-lucky young boy.  He is exuberant and goofy, but also sweet and lovey.  Like most young labs, Pierce needs some training and supervision.  He can be a chewer and counter surfer, but with exercise and attention he will grow to be a great companion.  He settles well on leash and is a good rider in the car. He is keeping his room clean at the vet and is being respectful of bedding.  Pierce is a country boy, so placements are limited to single family suburban and rural homes.

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Popsicle (#150182)

Popsicle is a 3 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 40 pounds but should gain a few.  Popsicle is heartworm positive and Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if done at one of our vets.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Popsicle is a friendly and inquisitive boy.  He likes to explore as a lot is new to him.  Popsicle hasn't been around toys much, but is learning how great they can be.  He seems to be house trained, knows sit, come and down and is good on leash.  Popsicle is from the country and may do best in a single family suburban or rural home.

Update from Popsicle's Foster Family - Apr 4, 2015:

Popsicle has been with his fosters now for 2 weeks and is doing great! He is completely house trained! He goes to door when he has to go out. He has done wonderfully in the crate. He will go in with a treat and be ok for the entire work day, no accidents nor barking . He must have been crate trained in his previous life. There is no food aggression and he takes treats very nicely. He loves his humans and fellow canines. When he first came to his foster he didn’t play with toys but that has changed. His favorite is a rope toy and he does like his stuffed mouse. Popsicle gets along well with resident dog. When resident dog doesn’t want to play , popsicle knows to back off. He knows sit, down, stay and come. Popsicle doesn’t get into anything which is not his. He is very well behaved. 

Popsicle loves to go on his walk and does well on the leash. He is only 40 pounds so it easy to walk him. He has adjusted to city living and does fine. He is very adaptable and could live anywhere. Popsicle will make a great addition to any family. 

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Rosanne (#150207)

Rosanne is a 5 year old red fox spayed female.  She weighs 61 pounds and is good with other dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for her heartworm treatment if done at one of our vets.  Rosanne is friendly with women and a little shy of men when she first meets them, but warms up quickly.  She likes giving kisses and has started playing with toys.  Rosanne would like to go to a home with another dog and a family that will provide her training, exercise and love.  She walks well on an Easy Walk harness and is crate trained.  House training is in progress.  Rosanne is from the country and will do best in a single family suburban or rural home.

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Rose (#150240)

Rose is a 6 year old chocolate spayed female.  She weighs 71 pounds and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and approved for kids 10 and up.  Rose is a sweet, shy girl looking for a patient family to help her come out of her shell.  She would do best in a single family home in a quiet suburban or rural neighborhood.  More on Rose as we get to know her better.  

Update from Rose's Foster Mom - Mar 31, 2015:

Rose is slowly making progress. She startles easily by noises or people approaching too fast. She needs someone with patience to show her that everything is going to be all right. Lots of TLC and patience. She's a sweet and shy girl discovering the world. 

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Rosey (#150277)

Rosey is a 6 year old chocolate spayed female.  She weighs 83 pounds and needs to lose about 20 pounds.  She is approved for kids 10 and up, is good with other dogs and is heartworm negative.  Rosey is a sweet, wiggly girl who loves people.  More on Rosey as we get to know her better.

   

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 loves other pups and needs to go to a home with another dog or a place where he can be with his people all day. Shooter loves being close to his people. 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.  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 Gentleman Shooter's foster mom - March 18, 2015:

Shooter is good with dogs but he is also just as happy being with his people. He goes to the door when he has to go out and loves a good walk. He crates and loves a car ride. Shooter's weight has picked up and his coat is just beautiful. I am so proud of how far he has come in the short time he has been with me. If you are looking for a Lab to love you and a true companion, this is your boy!

March 13, 2015:

Shooter is settling in his foster home and enjoying his foster brother and sister. He is eating very well and is gaining weight. Shooter loves to run around outside and loves to lie in the sun. Shooter is crate trained but his house manners are great so he really doesn't need to be crated. Shooter is great on lead and loves to go for walks.
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Sweet Pea (#150058)

Sweet Pea is a 6 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 54 pounds and is approved for kids 10 and up.  She is heartworm negative and is good with other dogs.  Sweet Pea is a sweet, friendly girl who loves getting attention.  She sits nicely to get pets and loves toys and playing tug with other dogs.  Sweet Pea has recently recovered from from a removal of her ear canal and ear flaps due to an extreme ear infection.  She is now pain free and loving life.

Update from Sweet Pea's foster family Mar. 23, 2015:

Sweet Pea has really blossomed over the last few weeks. She is a super friendly, super playful girl that LOVES toys. Sweet Pea greets everyone she meets with a wiggling body and kisses. The loss of her hearing hasn't phased her at all. She has adapted to the house dog lifestyle quite well and can't wait to get a family to call her own. 

Mar. 1, 2015:

Sweet Pea has made so much progress in the last week. She is really coming out of her shell. She is getting along well with the resident dogs and LOVES to play tug. She and Maddie play constantly. She sniffs at the cats, but is good with them. Sweet Pea has not met a human she doesn't love - she is super friendly to everyone she meets. We are working on basic obedience ( trying to work with hand 
signals) and walking on a leash. She sleeps very quietly all night on a dog bed next to our bed. Sweet Pea is a great dog and given all the changes she's gone through in the last month, she is really adapting quite well and appears to be very happy. 

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Sponsored by Dale & Linda Bentz
Sponsored by Jennifer Beach

   

   

Thor (#150281)

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Thor is a 3 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 50 pounds but should be closer to 58.  He is good with other dogs and heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for her heartworm treatment if performed at one of our vets.  Thor is approved for kids 10 and up.  Thor is a great pup who loves being petted and scratched.  He knows sit, come and sometimes down.  Thor walks ok on leash and will have a training addendum.  He hasn't shown much interest in retrieving, but will chase after toys to see what they are.  Thor is crate trained and may be house trained as he is keeping his room clean at the kennel.  Thor is currently being treated for Demodectic mange, which is a skin condition that is not contagious to other dogs of humans.  He will be a great looking pup in a few months.  Thor is from the country, so placements are limited to single family or rural homes.

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Thunder #2 (#150251) 

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Thunder is a 4 year old chocolate neutered male.  He weighs 93 pounds but should be closer to 90.  He is approved for kids 10 and up, is heartworm negative, and is good with other dogs.  Thunder is a happy boy who likes to be with you and to get attention.  When he meets new people he will come up to get attention and gives you a LabLean.  Most of the time he ends up sliding down your leg so he can get belly rubs.  He hasn't shown much interest in playing or retrieving yet.  Thunder knows commands sit and down, but since he's a big, strong boy, he will have a training addendum.  He is crate trained and he is keeping his room clean at the kennel.

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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.

Update from Toby's foster family - Mar 31, 2015:

Toby has been a sweet visitor at his temporary foster home. He is such a gentle little guy. Despite his sight and hearing impairments he gets around great. He does look to his foster parents and canine friends for security, he likes to be near his foster parents and often touches our leg with his nose for comfort. Toby met the cat and had no interest in her. It's hard to describe just how sweet this boy is, you have to meet him for yourself! 

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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







   

Whiskey (#150232)

Whiskey is an 18 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 10 and up. Whiskey weighs 51 lbs. Whiskey is a real sweet guy is easy on leash and is smart and eager to please. He recently hit a rough patch and suffered some sort of trauma to his front leg and he is getting some rehab.  He is very sweet and is a sucker for a belly rub and kisses!

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William (#150153)

William is only 7 months old and he needs our help to have a long and healthy life. Our surgeons have evaluated William to determine the best course of treatment for him and if any treatment was even possible. Euthanasia was a real possibility for William to save him from a life of pain without mobility. But, our surgeons felt they could help and we want William to have every chance in life.

His surgeon says William developed a condition where growth plates in his forearms stopped growing sooner than normal (distal ulnar growth plates had premature closure). This creates a stress on the other bone in the forearm (the radius) which can force the bone to twist around the ulnar bone as the radial bone attempts to continue to grow. This can lead to problems with the radius growth plate, orientation of the joints, stresses on supporting ligaments and ultimately difficulties with arthritis or the ability to bear weight normally.

William has problems affecting both of his forearms. The longer standing problem started on the left side and he has developed a growth deformity that is more severe on that side. The right side has only recently started to form the same problem and has not become as severe.

William requires two surgeries. The first to repair his right leg by cutting out a segment of the Radius bone which will allow the leg to continue to grow in a more normal way. Then, his left leg will need a more involved surgery that will require cutting both the Ulna and the Radius bones to re-orient them and improve the alignment of the elbow and wrist joints.

With both of William's forearms in jeopardy, surgery is the best option for giving this special boy a chance at an active life.

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Many Thanks to William's Sponsors

 

Elisa Baker
Maura Hogan
Todd, Brenda & Mason Holmes
Emily Marie Wack With special thanks to Lab Rescue for caring for Jackson (aka Gunner)
Robert Murphy
James Simpson
Mitchell Carroll
Sarah B Callaway
Cindy P. Chenault
Amy G. Broughman
Barbara Scott
Christopher Reynolds In Memory of Samantha "Sammy" Reynolds. Fifteen years wasn't long enough. We miss you terribly, but know that your pain is at an end now. You will always be loved.
Grace Ridgeway
Denis M. Faherty
Diane L Wolfe
Yuri & Leila in memory of Simonenko
Karen Dalfrey
Patrick Rickard
Connie Roese in memory of Max, a great dog. He wrapped his tail around our hearts.
Lucía Fuentes
Ruth Fleishman
Ann Spencer
Deborah Nobiling
Kelly Karle
Gina Trasatti
Heather M. Welch
Susan Taylor
Elizabeth McFarland
Kristine Sawyer
Merritt Allaun
Holly Molchany
Mary Jane Brechbill
Regina Jackson
Emily Deck
Judy Morris
Rick Chilton
Denise Carnes
Melissa Hill
Carol Dorrough
Snehasish Das
Susanne Brogan
Julie Acker
Sharon Huston  in loving memory of our black lab Gus, the most loved dog in the whole world
Rachel Pendergast
Peter Andrew Flora
The Popera Family In Loving Memory of Jake, Val, and Buttons
Simon and Patricia Karton
S.I. Stair
Linda Starke "For William and ALL the special Labs that Lab Rescue is helping this spring. May they have many years of love and play ahead of them."
Kavitha Ravichandran
Donna Sparrow
Marlene Cimons
Edward Cochran Jr
Marlene Schwartz
Richard Pope
April Roberts
Wendi Bravman
Judith Rice in honor of Val Michaelides and all the dedicated Lab Rescue foster parents and adoption coordinators
Sandra Bartkowiak
Joseph Giambrone
Romi Das
Amy Humphreys
Elizabeth Brown
Karen Ames
Linda M. Johnson
Morgan Speight
Amy Sanford
E Robert Yoches
Christine Watson

   

Yodi (#150256)

Yodi 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 73 lbs. Yodi is very laid back, great on leash, and loves to give kisses. He is a total love bug.  He sits at your feet and leans into you.  When you say "down" he will drop at your feet and roll over on his back for tummy rubs.  Yodi loves to play with toys! He knows sit, down, shake and more! 

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