Our Labs Available for Adoption

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

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

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

Apply Online


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

Print and Send Application


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

Available Labs


   

Ava #3 (140308)

Ava is a 9 year old chocolate spayed female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  Ava is good with both cats and dogs. She weighs 71 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 and up.

Update from Ava's foster family 8/24/2014:

Ava is a sweet, funny, nosy, affectionate, and always on alert lab girl with a beautiful, soft, shiny, chocolate coat! She is interested in everything that goes on and will follow you from room to room just to be in on the action. Ava frequently joins her fosters for outdoor brunch, dinner, and concerts and is a great guest. She lays patiently under the table and is always ready to say hello to everyone who walks by, the 2 and 4 legged variety! She loves laying in the grass, getting her belly rubbed she rolls over and if you stop too soon will gently nudge you with her paw for more. Ava also enjoys being on the couch with her foster and absolutely loves to be cuddled.  She is affectionate and loves to be near her people. She is great with kids, dogs of all sizes, and seems to have no interest in the cats that cross her path. 

She enjoys napping on her dog bed under the front window and sleeps through the night. Every morning is like Christmas to Ava and she gets super excited when she sees her people. She makes little groaning noises and her tail wags like crazy! When her fosters get home from being out she greets them at the door with a big smile on her beautiful face.

This sweety has been the perfect guest.  She is housetrained, knows basic commands, walks great on lead, rides well in the car, and can be left alone without incident. She would be a great laid back companion for anyone lucky enough to become her forever person. 

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Bear #5 (#140623)


Bear is a 6 year old black neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Bear is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Bear is a very sweet boy and gives big sloppy kisses. He pulls a little on the leash and would benefit from the use of an EZ walk harness. Bear rides beautifully in the car, knows many commands, and is very eager to please.

Bear-y Tales 8/21/2014

Howdy y'all!!! Today had been great! Foster Mom made some homemade chicken noodle soup for Foster Dad while she's away this coming weekend. You know what that meant for us dogs? Yeppers, we got some yummy cooked chicken breast and boy did I like it. We have a system here that we have to all sit and patiently wait for our bites. First, we had some carrots. I liked those but my nose kept telling me there was something better. Reese and Belle also helped me understand what's going on. (Oh, did I forget to mention that were are all friends now? Foster Mom says my boy brain is getting under control.) But back to the soup, Foster Mom had some moist white chicken in her hands and she feed it to us. I really used my manners and took it with a very gentle mouth. You know they say that you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. I have met Autumn, the cat. She hisses at me right now. I guess because the first time I saw her, I chased her. I didn't want to hurt her but I guess she didn't know that. I just got real excited and I poked her with my nose. Foster Mom says that she is going to introduce us again. Hopefully I can hold back my excitement and be a good boy. Well, I'm going to head outside for a bit with Reese and then come in to have dinner. 
Love, 
Bear 
(Foster Mom calls me her blue eyed handsome boy! ) 

   

Benny #2 (#140555)

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

Update from Benny's foster family - 8/15/2014

Benny is such a lovely boy and is enjoying his time at his foster's house! His day starts around 6 or 6:30 with his stroll around the block, breakfast, and then a relaxation time while his foster gets ready for the day. He then gets to go outside for some retrieving with the tennis ball, which he loves! He's an awesome runner, loves the Chuck-It, and brings the ball right back. He would play forever! If the kiddie-pool is set up, he will wade through that a few times and occasionally lay down. During the work day, Benny does fine being left alone uncrated. He usually snoozes on a fouton in a back bedroom or the couch/chair in the living room, but he's not picky as long as there is a soft spot somewhere, and he has perfected the "horizontal-stretch-across-the-entire-length-of-the-bed" position. 

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

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Caesar #2 (#140594)

 

Caesar is an 8 year old yellow neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and his heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 73 lbs. Caesar is a sweet and happy boy! He loves attention, affection, and treats. He walks well on a leash and loves to roll in the grass. He enjoys belly rubs and is not jumpy at all. Caesar will make a great snuggle buddy for his new family!













                                             

   

Champ #3 (#140469)

Champ is a 9 year old neutered, yellow male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  Champ is good with other dogs, weighs 80 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 and up.

Champ is a really sweet guy who is ready to live out his retirement in luxury!  He likes to take things slow and steady and is a calm, cool and relaxed kind of guy.  He appears to have some arthritis in his legs/hips but he is moving around more and doing well after receiving some treatment for it. Champ is ready to get his retirement started with a family that has lots of love to give him. 

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Coco #5 (#140628)

 

Coco is a 10 month old spayed chocolate female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. She is good with other dogs, and is approved for children aged 10 and up. She weighs 70 lbs. Coco is your typical energetic, happy, loving young puppy. She loves playing, but likes getting attention even more! Coco pulls some on the lead and would benefit from the use of a harness. She is looking for an active family that will give her all the love and attention she deserves.



   

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-Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if done with one of our vets.  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's now a solo dog and would probably enjoy being in the company of another dog.

Update from their foster family Jul 6, 2014:

Colt is a wonderful companion. He is happy to be at your side and so appreciative if you take a few minutes to pet him. He will pick up a bone occasionally for a little chew. He is perfectly mannered in the house. He enjoys time in the yard. 

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Deuce (#140625)

 

Deuce is a 2.5 year old black neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs, and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 47 lbs. Deuce is a country dog at heart and would prefer not to live in an apartment/condo setting. Deuce loves playing with toys. He will stay next to you as long as you are willing to pet him and give him attention- and will reward your love with kisses! Deuce has learned sit, off, and down so far, and will come with a training addendum.



   

Drucker (#140370)

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

Update from Drucker's foster family -8/17/2014

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

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

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Duke (#140304)

Duke is a 4 year old chocolate neutered male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive- Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if done with one of our vets.  Duke is good with other dogs, weighs 52 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 and up.   Duke is a very friendly guy and he loves people and other dogs.  He loves to sit on your lap and give out kisses and wag his tail.  Duke is a country boy and would prefer not to live in a city or apartment/condo setting.

Update from Duke's foster family Jul 6, 2014:

Duke is happy hanging out with his new foster. He loves getting loved and is a very well-behaved boy. He knows several commands and is good at listening. Now all he wants is a forever home where he can love his family and his family can dote upon him! 

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Duke #3 (#140367)

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Duke is a 2 year old black neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and has started treatment for heartworm. Duke is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 56 lbs. Duke comes from the country and may not do well in a city environment or apartment. Duke loves retrieving toys and getting pet by his humans. Duke has a great LabLean that he practices on everyone he meets. He is looking for a new companion!

Update from Duke's foster family 8/6/2014

Duke is doing well and has relaxed in his foster home.  His appetite is great and he has already put on a pound or two. He's a young dog who likes to play, eat, and be near people. Duke is pretty sweet. He loves treats (really loves!) and has  learned how to take treats gently. He's doing good with this. He sits when asked. He tries to sit on top of his fosters too, which is pretty funny. Duke has quite a silly side! He also enjoys human visitors and gives little kisses to everyone. Duke wants to be someone's buddy. He loves being close to a person. He needs someone willing to train him. He's a good boy. He is a young guy that really just wants to have fun in life. 





   

Emmy (#140402)

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

Update from Emmy's foster family Jul 11, 2014:

Emmy is an absolute lady. She enjoys slow short walks. She is very calm until she hears a squeaky toy, and then she turns into a pup who loves rolling over with her toys. She does not climb on furniture even if you ask her to. She knows commands like sit, stay and come here. She walks absolutely fine, but she stumbles a lot on regular and hardwood floors, so she would do best in a home with carpeted floors, or area rugs/runners. All in all a very calm and mellow girl who mostly gives you some love and then keeps to herself. 

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





   

Enrico Caruso aka 'Gumbo' (#130726)


Gumbo is a beautiful neutered black male who's just 11 months old, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and weighs in at 49 pounds. He enjoys peanut butter kongs, cuddling with his people, and playing with other dogs; visits to the vet, not so much. This energetic young guy needs to be adopted to a family without children and with another playful dog in the house. He will benefit from training as he is such a young pup.

Jul 16, 2014, Foster Family Update: Gumbo is a very sweet and loving young boy! He is full of energy and needs an active family to keep up with him. He loves chew toys and especially a Kong filled with peanut butter to keep him busy. He is always looking to please and wants to cuddle right up next to you. He needs firm direction and will need obedience training but knows basic commands and is highly food motivated. He loves going for long walks and runs and needs daily exercise to keep up with his energy, a good sized, fenced in yard would be a great plus. He does well on a leash but pulls a little to keep you moving! He loves playing with other dogs and gets extremely excited when he sees other dogs on walks. He is a little unsure about bicycles, skateboards, and large cars, so he does tend to bark when they're passing by. 

Gumbo needs slow introductions to new visitors or family members. Having them give him treats works very well. He is crated during the day and complains at first, but eventually settles down. During the evening he is left out and does very well and will cuddle right up with you. He is a great alarm clock and is full of energy and ready to start the day! 





   

Frank (#140072)

Frank is a seven year old neutered chocolate male who has been described as a championship snuggler. He's heartworm negative and up to date on all vaccines. Frank is crate trained, walks well on a leash, and enjoys chasing his ball. He loves to be near his people and would do best in a home where someone is home more often than not. This handsome guy is 76 pounds, good with kids age 10 and up, good with dogs, and unknown with cats. Basically, Frank's totally prepared to love and be loved in his forever home. 

   

Gypsy (#140449)

Gypsy is a 7 year old spayed yellow female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment.  Gypsy is good with other dogs, but she likes to meet them slowly in a calm environment. She is also good with certain cats, and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. She weighs 49 lbs. 

Update from Gypsy's foster family 7/20/2014

Gypsy is living the life of a queen and getting mani/pedis, furminations, and baths. She doesn't love the bath part, but she does love the toweling off and getting loved on part! Gypsy is fairly active and never stops wagging her tail. She's just so happy to be around her people and she is ready to work her magic on you to get into her forever home. To convince you, she wants you to know that she's an awesome leash walker, enjoys going for car rides, and loves hanging out with her humans. Gypsy has great house manners and there is no need for a crate.  She is doing better meeting her foster's cat, and she loves meeting other dogs. She doesn't need to go to a home with another dog, but she sure enjoys their company. Gypsy also loves to be the center of attention and is ready to find her forever family! 



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Hector (#140518)

Hector is a 5 year old neutered black male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment. He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 42 lbs. Hector is a sweet boy, who can be a bit timid of new people but warms up quickly and loves attention.  He is respectful of bedding, good on leash and very curious of his surroundings.  Hector is a country boy who will not do well in a busy city setting.
 
Update from Hector's foster family 8/27/2014

So, Hector wants to know where all his dates are?? He is THE SWEETEST boy ever! He is great in the crate, or out. He likes to play with the other dogs but can also just chill. Hector is also great on leash and loves to go on walks.  He is a perfect, smaller size. His foster is in love.....let's find him a home quick!! 

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Hoover aka 'Sunny' (#140400)  


This gentle, soft-coated chocolate girl is neutered, heartworm negative, and good with children ages 10 and up. Originally dubbed 'Hoover' for her voracious appetite when she came to Lab Rescue, she is now known as Sunny for her wonderful disposition. Sunny is five years old and weighs 56 pounds. While she is good with dogs and enjoys playing with them, she would do best as an only dog. Sunny is unknown with cats. Sunny has diabetes and is on a stable insulin regimen. The shots are very easy to give! 

Update from Hoover's foster family 6/26/2014

Hoover aka Sunny is a loving and laid-back lab with a wonderful demeanor. She is gentle and will wait patiently, then sit for you, before getting her food. She always cleans her dish and knows to go outside to take care of business afterwards. She does well when going on walks. She is sometimes a little shy about meeting other dogs but is usually happy once the ice is broken. She is diabetic so she needs some insulin shots (which are easy) and needs to keep her meals and exercise consistent. She's a low-energy girl and is pretty happy just lying near you. She loves people and loves to be petted and belly-rubbed and her wonderful coat is a joy to run your hands through. She doesn't get on the furniture and hasn't chewed anything she shouldn't! She likes a calm lifestyle. 

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Hurley #2 (140633)


Hurley is a handsome four year old lap dog who weighs 71 pounds. This young boy is neutered, heartworm negative and up to date on vaccines. He's also house trained, crate trained, and responds to numerous commands, including "give kisses!" He is strong and probably would walk best with an easy walk harness. Hurley loves riding in the car and having play dates with other dogs. He is unknown with cats, and because he has never lived with children, Hurley is approved for children ages 10 and above. This sweet boy has had occasional seizures in the past two years, but they have been far enough apart that he doesn't require medicine. 

   

Jackson (#140587)


This cute 7 year old neutered black male is heartworm negative and approved for children age 10 and up.  Jackson has a slight limp due to a car accident in 2012 but doesn't appear to be bothered by this and gets around fine. He weighs 59 pounds. He's good with other dogs, loves riding in the car, and is great on the leash. Jackson is also a favorite at the vet for his sweet nature and happy go lucky attitude.


   

Jetta (#140525)   

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Jetta is a 5 year old spayed black female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and cats, and is approved for kids aged 3 and up.  She weighs 92 lbs and should weigh about 75 lbs.  Jetta is a country dog who is used to having a yard to play in. She is your friend as soon as she meets you, and is an easy dog who loves attention.  Jetta gives kisses and will nudge you when you stop petting her. She knows sit, lay down, wait, and stand up.  She is okay on lead and walks best with an Easy Walk harness. Jetta has hypothyroidism, which is easily controlled with relatively low cost medicine. Her extra weight is likely due to this condition and will get better as it gets under control. 

Update from Jetta's foster family - 7/15/2014

Jetta is so sweet and has settled very nicely with her foster. Gets along great with the two resident labs and plays with our younger one very nicely. She loves to be petted, but not a pest about it. She loves to go for walks and is very good on lead. The other day she met a rabbit on one of our walks and was very interested but didn't try and chase it. Jetta has had the run of the house hasn't been crated since she got there. Has good manners, doesn't beg or countersurf. One of the easiest fosters we have had.  Jetta is used to being with a family and would like a forever family to come get her and take her home. 



 

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Knight (#140596)

Knight is a 1 year old neutered black male.  He is heartworm negative and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Knight is a sweet, young boy who likes playing with other dogs.  He likes being petted and knows sit and down.  He pulls slightly on a lead and does better on an Easy Walk harness.

Update from Knight's foster family - 8/24/2014

Knight is super sweet, takes treats gently, loves pets, cuddles, and giving kisses. He plays well, is house-trained, and knows sit, paw, and down. He enjoys playing with toys, but he'd rather be wrestling with other dogs! He will stick his head in the sink to see what can be licked. At night he is quiet in his crate. He enjoys playing with children and just loves getting lots of attention.  Knight has lots of puppy energy but is able to relax around the house. He chews appropriate things, loves his squeaky toys and chasing anyone or anything that will let him (so no cats). He plays well with other dogs at the dog park. Knight can jump very high and has wanderlust so a secure fence and a watchful owner are a must. He's always excited to meet new people.



   

LaBelle (#140203)

LaBelle is a 8 year old black spayed female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  LaBelle is good with other dogs, weighs 71lbs and approved for children aged 10 and up.  

Seniors make for easy living! LaBelle is available for a reduced adoption fee of $100, that's more than 50% off the normal adoption fee! 

Update from LaBelle's foster family - 6/3/2014

I don't understand why Belle isn't in her forever home. Surely there is someone that wants a good companion to accompany on walks, rides and to be by your side when you read or watch TV. Belle is a very laid back easy dog and is a great foster. She is affectionate but not an in your face dog Belle sight is not great, but it doesn't stop her from doing anything.  She likes to go for rides and enjoys the treats from Starbucks when we stop for some coffee. At night when I am watching TV I sit on the floor and she comes over and lays next to me for some petting. If we are busy, she will either lay near us or she will go and lay in her crate in our office. 

She is a very quiet dog, rarely barks. She goes to the door when the doorbell rings, but she does not bark even though our dog does. When I am in the pantry filling her bowl she will give me a hurry up I am hungry bark. She does not beg at the table, lays nearby and watches. She is not a counter surfer, but she is tall and sniffs out the edges. When we are going for a walk she waits patiently at the door while you put her leash on, until you tell her it is OK to go out. Walks nicely on lead and seems interested in other dogs that we have meet on walks.  She is completely house and crate trained and stands at the door if she needs to go out. She does not get on the furniture and sleeps on a dog bed upstairs with us at night. We crate her when we are both gone for a long time, but otherwise she has free roam of the house. She was underweight when we started fostering her and is gaining weight nicely. 

When LaBelle came into Lab Rescue she had a very large mass on her abdomen which has since been removed, so she will have to take it easy until she is fully recovered. She has no problem taking her medicine with some delicious peanut butter.  LaBelle is a super gal.

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Layla (#140465) 

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Layla is a 3 year old fox red spayed female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 40 lbs.  Layla is a lovable and affectionate girl.  She is very playful with other dogs and listens when called. She likes the water, and would be a good running mate.  She is very calm in the house and just likes to be with you. Layla spent a long time in a rural shelter and is a bit timid with new noises, but is not fearful of them.  

Update from Layla's foster family 7/23/2014

Layla is still progressing and having great fun! She is doing great with new people and situations and really coming into her own and becoming brave. She is great in the house and does not need to be crated. She gets along well with all the resident dogs and has learned to love swimming too! She meets lots of new dogs and people daily at the river. She is a great petite size and just and awesome little gal! She LOVES toys and balls!! 

Layla is an absolute joy to come home to as she gets so excited to see me. She's very affectionate and is quite funny. She has developed a new morning routine. After she eats she comes bounding upstairs and jumps into the bed to give me morning kisses. She is a very sweet and seems to have adjusted about as well as any fosters we have had. She was easily housetrained and will sleep through the night from about 7:00 pm until 6:00 am. She enjoys her fun but is quite lazy at home after it is all done. I picked up some "babies" today and she does enjoy carrying them around. She shows no interest in our things.

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Mocha Joe (#140610)

Mocha Joe is a 2 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 53 pounds, but needs to gain about 10 more and is good with kids 10 and up.  Mocha Joe also does well with other dogs. He is Heartworm positive and Lab Rescue will pay for Heartworm treatment if done at one of our vets.  Mocha Joe is a sweet boy who can be shy when you first meet him, but he warms up quickly.  He likes to be petted and will gently put his paw on your knee if he wants some loving.  He is a little timid about new things and places, but is fine if you go slow and give him loving encouragement.  Mocha Joe needs a home with a fenced yard.  He rides nicely in the car and knows Sit and Come.  He pulls slightly on lead, and does better on an Easy Walk harness.

Update from Mocha's foster family 8/26/2014

Mocha has settled in at his fosters, had a few good meals and a nice rest. He is starting to play with toys and initiate play with my dog. He loves his walks and to be brushed. I had some neighbors over last night and he did just fine after a slow introduction. He enjoys his meals especially supplemented with chicken and rice to build some muscle. I think he will continue to adjust and begin to thrive. He's a love. 




   

Nemo (#140526) & Harley (#140527)


Nemo & Harley are a bonded pair of dogs. Nemo is a 8 year old spayed black female who weighs 88 lbs and should lose about 10, and Harley is a 3 year old neutered male yellow lab mix who weighs 72 lbs. Both are up to date on their shots and Harley is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment.  They are approved for kids aged 10 and up.  

Update from foster family 8/11/14 - 

Nemo and Harley are settling in just fine. They both figured out the doggie door very easily and are housebroken. They keep each other in sight at all times and some close to share kisses often, but are getting along great with the resident dogs as well. Nemo enjoys laying on the hearth, Harley chooses to be at someone feet even if it means being in a pile with all the others. Nemo is very timid and unsure of herself and needs to gain some confidence. She is better when Harley is around and is more timid around males it seems so we will continue working with that. She hid behind furniture at first but is not doing that anymore. She is definitely unsure of new situations and we will be working on some confidence building. Harley on the other hand is a social butterfly, always right in the middle of everything. Nemo and Harley sleep together on the dog bed outside foster mom and dad’s bedroom. 

Nemo feels like a fish out of water in her foster home. Unlike the resident seniors, she has no frosting except on some of her ‘extras’ on her tummy. She is calm and quiet and so very gentle and loves everyone- bipeds and quadrupeds- she meets. Make eye contact with her and her tail starts a thumping while sharing a big smile. She loves hanging out on the front porch for ‘quality time’ with her fosters. Wonderful with cats and nary a bad habit, although she is cautious around strangers at first. Easy on a leash because she finds her people much more interesting than anything else around. 

Harley's coloring may be different than most labs, but this boy licks like a lab, leans like a lab and loves tennis balls like a lab. He lays his ball so gently in your hand (or lap if you ignore him) and waits for the next throw. If you don’t throw it, he’ll take it back and drop it on the stairs so it bounces. During those rare times when his mouth is empty, we’ll tell him to go get his ball and he will go retrieve one- or a close facsimile if he can’t find one right away. He has gotten much better on a leash with practice. 

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Otto (#140569)

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

Update from Otto's foster 8/17/2014

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


                                                         

   

Pepsi (#140626)

Pepsi is a 1 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 72 lbs. Pepsi is a very friendly, good dog and likes to play fetch.  Like a typical young lab, he has a lot of energy so exercise and training will benefit him.  He's strong on leash and will walk best with an Easy Walk harness.  He is a beautiful boy, and likes to greet people and dogs.  Pepsi comes from a rural area and may not do well living in a city, apartment/condo, or a busy neighborhood. 

   

Precious (#140577)  

Precious is an 18 month old spayed black female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment.  She is good with other dogs but will chase cats and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 45 lbs. Precious is a very happy dog who loves to be around you and be petted.  She has learned to play with a squeaky ball - she'll carry it with her and rest her head on it when she sleeps. Precious knows sit and will benefit from formal obedience training. Precious is a country girl and probably won't do well in a city environment. 

Update from Precious' foster family - 8/5/2014

Precious is doing very well. She adjusts quickly to different environments and she loves to be with people. At 18 months her enthusiasm and playfulness shows she is still very much a puppy. She enjoys playing with other dogs, jumping and leaping around. She also plays well by herself, usually rolling around on her back with her stuffed toys. 
She has thick and shiny jet black fur and expressive chocolate brown eyes. She eats well and is learning about treats, which she takes from your hand with the most gentle mouth ever. She does not like to get into the car, but once in, she rides well. She is very smart and takes direction well. Precious is a very lovable and happy dog. She saw a cat at the vet and was interested but fine. She gets along well with all the dogs she has met!


 

   

Rocky (#140642)

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


   

Roscoe (#140608)

Roscoe is a 2 year old neutered yellow male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment.  he is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  he weighs 41 lbs. Roscoe comes from the country and would not do well in a city environment or an apartment/condo/townhouse.  Roscoe is a happy pup who loves to be near you and to get petted.. He will chase after toys but doesn’t pick them up or bring them back. We don't think he has had any of his own before. He is a bit hand shy if you make sudden movements.

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Sally (#140118)

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Sally 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. She gets along with other dogs, but not cats, and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. She weighs 67 lbs and should lose about 10 lbs. Sally knows sit and shake, and loves to be with you. She is active and loves to retrieve, and gives kisses! 

Update from Sally's foster family 8/3/2014

Sweet Sally is a great sidekick with a delightful personality! She enjoys hanging out in the yard, watching and listening to the birds and generally enjoying nature. She makes all kinds of funny, endearing noises of contentment when she yawns, lays down, rolls on her back, during grooming and when she gets belly rubs. She also gives lots of kisses! Sally is happy and relaxed at home. Her tail is always wagging! She has great house manners, does not get on the furniture, sleeps quietly in the crate, and does well in the house when her fosters are out. She will even carry her own bowl around for you. Sally knows basic commands plus some "tricks".  She is great to have around the yard if you or your plants need protection from critters.  She is really a helpful dog and a fun one to have around. Sally loves meeting people and enjoys being with her people. Most of the day she lounges until it is time for a walk, a car ride, or playtime when she will show you she is ready to go by dancing around excitedly. Sally loves to walk in the quiet area of our neighborhood along the edge of the forest where she can sniff around.  She also loves to play with her toys and gets along with the resident lab.  Sally is the perfect companion who can't believe she is still waiting for that perfect forever family.

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Sasha (#140578)   

Sasha is a 1 year old spayed black female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. She is good with other dogs, but not cats, and she is approved for kids aged 10 and up. Sasha is a quiet, sweet girl. She walks well on leash. Sasha comes from a rural area and probably would not enjoy living in a city. 

Update from Sasha's foster family - 7/28/2014

Sasha is such a sweet girl who loves to play! She enjoys playing catch and going for long walks, and needs several walks or lots of playtime to burn off her energy. She is good inside once she's calmed down and does fine when crated. She likes to go in and out on her own during the day and sleep in it at night. Sasha is also very friendly toward the resident dogs and kids, and she enjoys following her humans around. She knows several commands, including sit, shake, off, and leave it. She also knows cookie. Sasha is a perfect little girl! 






   

Sheila (#140291)

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

Update from Sheila's foster family 8/18/2014

Sheila enjoys being in a home with multiple dogs and will take turns playing with anyone who will join in. Initially, she really hadn't done much play wrestling, but one of the other dogs showed her how much fun it can be, and now it's one of her favorite things. Sheila would enjoy having a young, playful dog in her forever home. She is not a fan of busy urban or even suburban settings. She loves fetching and stealing tennis balls and snuggling when she can't possibly fetch anymore. She is a serious bundle of energy and will fetch a tennis ball even if she's exhausted (or you think she is). She is getting better about giving you the tennis ball, as long as you don't try to take it from her - then it's a game. She's been sleeping in bed with her foster and other dogs and sleeps soundly through the night until the alarm goes off without any problem.  

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

 



    


   

Smoky (#140622)

Smoky is a 7 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 8 and up.  He weighs 43 lbs and has a bit of growing to do.  Smoky is an adorable, happy boy! He loves to ride in the car and is pretty good on leash. 

Update from Smoky's foster family 8/27/2014

Smoky is doing great at his foster! He loves to play and gets along with everyone! He is quiet and good in his crate and is housebroken. He doesn't know a lot but is a quick learner and wants to please so training should be easy. Come see this sweet boy! 


 

   

Spud (#140430)

Spud is a 4 year old chocolate neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  Spud is good with other dogs, weighs 65 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 and up.  Spud is a real handsome boy! He loves to play fetch and just like a typical young lab he has a lot of energy.  He would do best with a family that will give him lots of exercise and training. 

Update from Spud's foster family - 7/22/2014

Spud is a gorgeous dog, but he needs a lot of exercise. He's good around other dogs and likes to play hard. He's a smart boy and yet he's aloof and a goofball. He loves to be outside and would love to have a big yard where he can play and run around. He is housetrained and crate trained. He pulls on the leash, so an Easy Walk harness will help. 

Spud is a total sweetheart! He is energetic and so happy. He enjoys playing with tennis balls and throwing them around for himself. He also loves walking and cuddles. He is a big goof ball and has settled right in. He has had no accidents and is actually going to the door and whining when he needs to go out to go to the bathroom. He travels wonderfully in the car and sits in the back seat and rests his head on your shoulder. He weaves on the leash a bit and pulls when he sees other dogs but not nearly as strong with the harness. He is a big klutz- it seems like he doesn’t know how big and wiggly he is. He’s been running around the house slipping on the floors and bumping into things (he doesn’t mind it at all, but it makes quite a scene). Overall he is so sweet and comes up to get scratched. He will actually lean into you so much that he falls over and then proceeds to roll on your hands while you scratch him. He seems interested in cats, birds, and squirrels, but doesn’t try and chase them- he’ll just sit and watch. Spud always has a big smile on his face and is a really special dog. 

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Stitch (#140621)

Stitch is a 3 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive; Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 64 lbs.  Stitch is a sweet boy who is recovering from a laceration on his leg. He's getting lots of TLC as he rehabs and we'll tell you more about him as soon as we can. 

   

Tico (#140528) 

Tico 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 44 lbs and should gain about 10 lbs.  Tico is a sweet boy in need of some direction and manners. He is a quick learner and is eager to please.  

Update from Tico's foster family 8/13/2014

Tico is a very very very happy dog and loves people and gets along with other dogs. He likes to wrestle with the two resident big labs and really likes run run/chase around the back yard with them at full speed. He has a high play drive and will chase tennis balls, and fetch or pull on rubber toys. Tico can also chill just as well when his fosters are watching tv. He hangs out next to the sofa and sleeps. He follows his foster around the house, always wants to be in the room and next to you wherever you go. He loves people and starts to wag his tail if you just look at him. He is housetrained and he goes to door or starts to move frantically about if he has to go out. Tico has not chewed or even tried to chew anything that is not his.  He's fine in the crate and likes to lie down in his cave (covered top and sides with blankets for feeling of security) with the door open. He will stay in there quietly overnight or if away for a few hours. 

Tico is very food and praise motivated, and has picked up on the house rules quickly. He has learned to sit nicely next to the dishwasher instead of licking the dirty dishes and to sit or lay next to the table when his foster humans are eating, instead of with his head in their laps. He will need a formal training program and lots of exercise since he's still a young boy with lots of energy.   But, he'll reward you with big sloppy kisses! 


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Toby #2 (#140299)

Toby 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 kids aged 10 and up. Toby weighs 69 lbs.  Toby has a playful spirit and gets along great with other dogs. He is affectionate, easy going and enjoys playing with dog toys.

Seniors make for easy living! Toby is available for a reduced adoption fee of $100, that's more than 50% off the normal adoption fee! 

Update from Toby's foster family 7/27/14 

Terrific Toby wants to know why no one is coming to meet him? He is a great, laid back, easy going, extremely spry and healthy 10 year old sexy senior - what more could you ask for. He loves his walks, but is just as content to play in the yard,. He loves toys and other dogs and people! Just a sweet, laid back southern gentleman! He says "come on down to RVA and meet me"!! 

Toby is such an easy going guy.  He's 
like a big ole teddy bear – squishy and lovable. He has great house manners. He enjoys laying by front door watching the neighbors walk by with their dogs and kids. He enjoys our morning walks and he walks well on leash.  Many times we walk to the local store where we sit outside and have our coffee and Toby and his foster brother get treats. He is a calm and easy companion who likes to be near you.  But, he also has a very playful side. He loves, loves, loves his bones and will spend hours eating marrow bones.   He is currently being fostered with two other dogs (male and female) and the chemistry is wonderful. Toby is housebroken and knows how to use the dog door. He has full reign of the house at all times. He responds well to treats which indicates he is trainable even at the age of 10. Toby recently had his vet check up and vaccine update.  The Dr. says he is in AWESOME shape for his age! Total health check great, no signs of slowing down anytime soon!! Yippee! Now he just needs a forever family to play with!   

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Toby #3 (#140627)

Toby is a 3 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 53 lbs.  Toby is a typical young lab who is high energy and pulls a bit on leash. Exercise, formal training, and an Easy Walk harness will benefit him. Toby is excited to play with other dogs, and can play a little rough. He knows sit, and loves people!

Update from Toby's foster family - 8/22/2014

Toby is quite the lovable dog and loves to be loved on and patted. He is more then willing to lean against you for as long as you will pet him. Toby has learned many commands, like sit, and he is picking up others quickly. On walks, he does not pull much except in instances where there is something that has piqued his interest and he just HAS to smell it. The crate is not Toby's favorite place but he will head in. He will give a few barks to let you know he would prefer to be with you but does settle in and relax. Overall he is extremely curious and loves to counter surf mostly in an attempt to see and investigate things but will gladly help himself to any carelessly left food. He is active but not over the top and is more than willing to settle in for a nap when you feel like relaxing. He may do best in a home where he is not left for extended periods by himself and with an active family. Toby loves other dogs but isn't convinced yet about donkeys, horses, or cats. He is such a sweet and happy-go-lucky boy!