Our Labs Available for Adoption

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

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

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

Apply Online

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

Print and Send Application

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

Available Labs



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

Green (#140689, 2 month, black male
Jetsons Pups
Judy (#140726) 3 month, black female
Elroy (#140725) 3 month, black male 
Jane (#140724) 3 month, black female
George (#140723) 3 month, black male
Little Women Pups
Meg (#140719), 2 month, black female
Amy (#140718), 2 month, black female
Beth (#140717), 2 month, black female 
Jo (#140716), 2 month, black female


Ace (#140464)


Ace is a 7 month old spayed black female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. Ace is good with other dogs and approved for children aged 10 and up. She weighs 31 lbs. Ace is a super sweet girl who loves having her belly rubbed.. She likes playing with other dogs, falling asleep in your lap, and playing ball. Ace sleeps through the night without a single peep! She is waiting patiently for her forever family to find her!




Ace #2 (#140501)


Ace is a 7 month old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Ace is good with dogs and approved for adult only households (18+) because children make him nervous. He weighs 40 lbs. Ace is an energetic young pup who would love an active family that can give him the exercise he needs. He knows all the basic commands and is great in the crate. Ace faithfully rings bells by the door to let his people know when he has to go outside. Ace likes other dogs but likes to do introductions slowly. He loves chewing on Nylabones! Ace is looking for a special family that can provide him with firm and consistent training in a loving way, so he is approved for experienced handlers only. 


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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Sponsored by Kathy and Mike Quattrone

Sponsored by Robin Cohen in memory of Nelly




Brandy (#140611)

Brandy is a 2 year old chocolate, spayed female.  She is up to date on her shots. She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 9 and up. Brandy is doing well, loves everyone, other dogs, people and kids! She has a wonderfully happy and loving disposition, and knows her basic commands.  

Brandy has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, which is a a fast spreading and malignant form of cancer. Amputation is the only way to stop it, so her right front leg has been removed. Unfortunately in most cases it has spread when it has been diagnosed and most dogs will have radiographic signs of the disease three to four months later. Approximately 90% of dogs will die within the first year It seems cruel that such a young lab is affected. Our Lab Rescue foster home will provide Brandy with love, care and comfort for as long as they can; they will be her final forever home and we thank them for their love and dedication. 

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Champ #3 (#140469)

Champ is a 9 year old neutered, yellow male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and cats, weighs 80 lbs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Champ is a sweet boy who does not understand what has happened to him. In his previous life he was left in a basement for 10 hours a day and then tied to a tree outside the rest of the time.  Champ is hoping for a great family to show him the way a loving dog is meant to be treated.  

Update from Champ's foster family 8/29/2014

Champ is a really sweet guy who loves humans and gets along with all kinds of dogs and even cats.  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. This guy so deserves to live out his retirement in luxury!

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Sponsored by Maura Semmes


Cindy (#140729) and Sam (#140730)


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Cindy is a 3 year old spayed yellow female, and Sam is a 5 year old neutered yellow male. Cindy and Sam are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They are good with other dogs and approved for children aged 5 and up. They are both up to date on their shots and are heartworm negative. Cindy weighs 85 lbs and Sam weighs 75 lbs. Cindy and Sam are great dogs and are friendly and very lovable. Cindy is the leader of the pair and Sam follows along to make sure she doesn’t get into too much trouble. They love getting petted, are house trained, and to be around their people. Cindy loves retrieving, but Sam would prefer to hang out with you instead. Cindy and Sam are from the country, so they would prefer not to live in an apartment/townhouse setting. They would like a good sized fenced yard too!



Cody (#140351)  


Cody is a 7 year old chocolate neutered male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  Cody weighs 58 lbs, is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Cody is a sweet and gentle soul. He is a shy guy and will need a patient family to give him time to come out of his shell.  He is incredibly sweet and a country boy at heart so he would prefer not to live in a city, an apartment or a busy neighborhood.  

Update from Cody's foster family 8/1/2014

Cody is very, very sweet. He is enjoying the 6 other dogs here and he is excellent with all of them. Cody is not thrilled with the ocean but he is very devoted to his person and will go anywhere his person wants to go, even if it involves wading. His favorite beach activity is digging huge holes in the sand and plunking himself down in them. It is so adorable to see how proud and happy he is in his special sand hole. Cody is laid back. He doesn't rush! But he enjoys getting in the car and on the bed. He'd like to get on the sofa but his foster has a brand new one and Cody understands that he needs to stay off that. Everyone who meets Cody loves him!  

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Colt (#140311)

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Colt is a 12 year old neutered chocolate male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm positive-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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Sponsored by Kathy and Mike Quattrone



Dan (#140653)

Dan is a 6-8 year old neutered male who's up to date on vaccines, weighs 46 pounds and needs to gain a few. From being outdoors so much his black coat has become sun bleached. This small sweet guy is very calm and gentle and rides well in the car. He is heartworm negative, good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. 


Drake (#140595)

Drake is a 3 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Drake does well with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 65 lbs. Drake is a very lovable guy with lots of youngster energy. He would love to find a home with a very active family who can give him the exercise he needs. Drake is a very alert pup who likes to run. He played well with other dogs while he was at the shelter, but likes to meet pups slowly when on the leash. Drake crates and travels well, and gets excited to see his people. He is looking for his perfect match!


Drucker (#140370)

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

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

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

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

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

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Sponsored by Jenny Fish




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. 


Duke #4 (#140699) 


Duke is a 5 year old neutered chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. Duke is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. Duke weighs 44 lbs but should weigh about 70. Duke is flourishing with simple TLC and love. He does wonderfully in the tub during his bath, keeps his run clean, and has lots of love in trust in his beautiful eyes. With the help of his foster family, Duke is getting some meat on his bones and growing in a shiny new coat. He is going to be even more handsome! Duke rides well in the car, likes playing with other dogs, and is good on the leash. 


Ember (#140684)

Little Ember is a sweet and petite 18-month-old spayed black female who is doing okay on the leash and is eager to please. This friendly and outgoing little one is heartworm negative and up to date on vaccines. She weighs 40 pounds and could stand to put on about 4-5 pounds. Ember is good with dogs, but has no history with cats or kids, so she is approved for ages ten and up. 


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


Ethel (#140714)


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


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.

Note from Frank- Sep 18, 2014: I love to get foster mom moving in the morning so she'll take me in the car. I so love carpool and errands. I like the park and all the new smells but don't tell mom it's all about the ride. I would love an RV family or a trucker who can take me on the road. I get so excited, talking to get in the car. I sit very politely and watch the world go by. 

Frank is an affectionate and devoted boy who needs nothing but love. He is fine with the other dogs in a social setting but it’s having a person to love him that makes him wiggle all over with contentment. He recently lost his life-long partner to a sudden illness and has adjusted well to being a solo act. In fact, he would prefer to be the center of attention. Frank is as sweet as can be and would do anything to please you. He doesn't ask for a lot of exercise but does enjoy time outdoors. He is crate-trained and walks well on a harness and leash. Frank has the cutest way of crossing his paws. He loves the car more than the park, which he goes to daily. He doesn't need long walks and takes care of his business. He sleeps like a dream and is patient to eat and go out. He is no longer being crated and has been left with no issues. He just loves to snuggle. 


Ginger (#140701)

Ginger is a five year old spayed chocolate female who is  calm and loves people, but she's only just learning about toys. Ginger's heartworm negative and current on vaccines. She weighs 70 pounds and is good with both dogs and cats and walks well on a leash. Ginger has very good house manners and rides well in the car.  Approved for ages 10 and up.


Ginny (#140682)

Ginny is a four year old spayed yellow female who weighs 71 pounds and walks well on a leash. This girl is very social and her tail is always wagging. She's good with dogs and unknown with cats and kids. She's approved for ages 10 and up. She is up to date on vaccines, but Ginny is heartworm positive; however, Lab Rescue will pay to complete Ginny's treatment if it is provided by one of our vets. Look for more information on this little sweetheart once we know her better. 


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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Hank (#140705)

Hank is a big, gentle, 7 year old neutered black male who weighs 60 pounds. This quiet and sweet boy is heartworm negative and enjoys other dogs, but is unknown with cats and children, so he's approved for ages 10 and up. Hank is up to date on vaccines, but missing two teeth and blind in one eye from an old injury. 

From Hank's foster family, Sept 14, 2014:

There are literally not enough nice things to say about Hank. He is quiet, calm, gentle, polite, funny, adorable...his foster could go on all day! Do you like leisurely strolls? What about afternoon naps? Snuggles? Well then Hank is the PERFECT dog for you! He is as sweet as can be and wants nothing more than to get some pets and have a place to sleep. He is housebroken and tolerates going into his crate but probably doesn't need one. He walks extremely well on a leash. He hardly ever barks. He loves to meet new people and other dogs. He is very respectful and sweet with the resident dogs. He LOVES food but doesn't beg for scraps. If you let him, he'll curl up in your lap and take a snooze while you pet him, which is absolute heaven for everyone involved. He has charmed everyone he's met. Hank is blind in his left eye but he's used to it so it doesn't bother him. 



Hector (#140518)

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

Update from Hurley's foster family - 8/30/2014

Hurley is a good boy. He has settled in nicely to his foster house and has free reign to go where he choses--he doesn't even need to be crated during the day anymore! Although he has free reign of the house he prefers to be with one of his humans. He would definitely fall under the category of Velcro lab. He likes to be with you and where all the excitement is. Hurley is an avid fetcher, you throw it he'll retrieve it, balls, sticks, bones whatever. He walks well on a leash, he will pull sometimes when he sees another dog or person walking he just has to meet. He has been friendly to all the dogs he's met and even had a good play with his foster's neighbors' dog. When he wants to go to the bathroom he's learned to go to the door and point with his nose. He is such a smart and courteous boy he will even self administer his own treats to save you the time of having to get them for him...even if they're on the counter or kitchen table. Hurley's a sweet guy and would love to go to an active family. 


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.


Jackson #2 (#140702)

Jackson is a 7 year old neutered yellow male who's up to date on all vaccines and heartworm negative. He weighs 83 pounds, knows many commands, and walks fine on a leash. He does well with dogs as long as they're not bigger than he is, and is unknown with cats and children. Approved for ages 10 and up.

Update from Jackson's foster family, Sep 11, 2014:

Jackson is a sweetheart! He made friends instantly with foster's two male dogs .. they play and tussle with toys each evening. While walking, Jackson is a pro at heeling. However, be on the lookout because he has a fascination with cicadas! Fortunately, he responds well to "drop it". While he gets excited when he sees the leash/harness combo, a 15 minute walk each morning and evening are enough for this boy. He has a spring to his step, but as he is a bit overweight he tires out quickly. In addition to "drop it", he also knows "sit", "wait", "down", "come" and "out of the kitchen". He answers to Jackson or JackJack. He waits patiently for meals and chews his daily medications like they are gummi bears!

Last weekend during a thunderstorm he was a bit anxious, but that was resolved when he crawled onto my lap. He's a big boy who doesn't bark a lot ~ his way of communicating with you is to stare with soulful eyes and whimper just a bit. Oh, and he snores! Boy, does he snore! He's also perfectly crate and house trained, though you may need to entice him into the crate with the promise of a treat; once inside he settles immediately. Overall, he's a great, low maintenance dog who would fit well in any family. Good with dogs, but he's nervous around dogs larger than him. No cat or kid history so approved for kids 10 and up. 


Jake #5 (#140728)

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

Watch Jake retrieve.


Karla (#140186)

Karla is a 4 year old chocolate spayed female.  She is up to date on shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 52 lbs.  Karla is not a city dog, and is used to living in rural areas. She is looking for a yard to run in, and needs a lot of exercise.  Karla has recovered from surgery and extensive rehab to repair her broken leg. She has a great heart and amazing spirit. She needs set boundaries in the household and this will take time and training, but she is smart and a quick learner and just loves to get attention and petting for doing well. In short, Karla is a beautiful, playful, loving Lab who will make someone a very loving companion. 

Update from Karla's foster - 8/27/14

Karla is a very animated and frisky girl with lots of energy and two speeds – play and sleep. She loves to be played with and is very curious about every sound and thing. She loves her toys especially ones that she can toss in the air or run around with in her mouth. Karla gets along with other dogs well and the only problem is she wants them to play with her (great for active dogs not so great with older dogs). Karla sits and waits for her food and has learned to stay. Once she learns something is a no, she normally will leave it alone. Karla definitely needs a fenced yard but like walked at least once a day so she continues to socialized with people and objects outside. She has become used to the leash and only pulls when she sees another dog or human. Karla loves belly rubs and basically any kind of attention.. Her coat has become almost sable like and is quite beautiful as is she. Karla is almost puppy-like and will chase anything (she has a fascination with cars so strong control is necessary on a walk when cars are nearby). A stern no or “unhhh” sound will slow her down and make her listen. Karla, in short, is a work in progress but with lots of love and attention she’ll continue to improve . 


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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Maisie (#140672)

Maisie is a 9 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 66 pounds and is good with other dogs.  Maisie is heartworm negative and is approved for kids 10 and up. Maisie is a happy girl who is full of personality.  She likes being around people and taking a few easy walks a day and lots of naps.  Maisie walks well on a loose leash and loves leisurely exploring fields and woods.  She love affection and belly rubs and is happy sleeping on the floor next to you bed at night.  Maisie has a bit of arthritis.  She can do stairs, but might be best suited for a home with limited stairs.

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

Maisie is a happy, happy pup. She started talking to on the way home from the vet last night and we really had a wonderful conversation while I scratched behind her ears once we were home. She rides in a car like a dream, walks well on a loose lead hasn't shown any begging at the table or counter surfing. She loves to be with you most of the time. She is doing well on the hard wood floors and steps. She gets along well with the resident lab and is a low key gal who would love to be your companion. She is a great snuggler. 


Max #3 (140713)

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Max is a 5 year old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 63 pounds, is good with both cats and dogs and is heartworm negative.  He is approved for kids 7 and up.  Max is a laid back pup who enjoys belly rubs and afternoon naps.  He also loves to retrieve and swim.  He's lived with other dogs and cats in the past and is house and crate trained.  Max knows sit, stay, wait and lay down and can be trusted to have full run of the house.


Max #4 (140733)

Max is a 4 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 77 pounds and is heartworm negative.  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is good with other dogs. Max is a loving boy who enjoys attention from his humans.  He is a strong boy who needs regular exercise.  He walks well on a harness to limit his pulling  Max is gentle taking treats and loves being brushed and petted.


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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Niko (#140674) & Onyx (#140675)

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

Niko and Onyx are laid back boys who love to play fetch in a fenced yard.  Both are house trained and were crate trained as pups, but haven't needed one in years.  They need some work on their leash manners, but do know sit, paw, stay, down and roll over.  They love each other and Niko is always looking after Onyx.  They are sweet pups who like to play and go for car rides.


Oakley (#140734)

Oakley is a one and a half year old neutered chocolate female.  She weighs 74 pounds and is good with both cats and dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.

Oakley is a beautiful girl looking for a loving home.  She was previously an outdoor dog, and is now learning the joys of indoor life.  She loves to swim and fetch, but doesn't always bring the ball back.  Like any young lab, she would benefit from formal training and walks best on a harness.


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! 



Remington (#140709)

Remington is a 5 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 52 lbs and needs to gain a few.  Remington is a very handsome and friendly boy.  He's looking for someone to go slowly with him while he settles in and gets more comfortable.

Update from Remington's foster family - 9/18/2014

Remington is a very happy boy, fun to have around. He gets very excited when his foster comes back from being gone for a few hours and demands to know where she's been. He has a wonderful calm temperament in the house; mostly lays around and sleeps, doesn’t seem to know what to do with toys yet. He sits and comes when called, but when he comes he appears afraid and will lay down at your feet, and roll over for belly rubs. He’s enjoying the yard and it's fun to watch him run - he’s very fast. We have about an acre fenced in here and he loves to chase a tennis ball and frisbee but won’t necessarily bring it back. He has wonderful house manners, no counter surfing, no getting in the trash. He takes treats (and a piece of steak!) very gently. He seems interested in having dogs around, there are several next door and it seems he wants to play with them but hasn't had the opportunity yet. We spent yesterday in DC and walked around the neighborhood - he was great meeting other dogs - friendly and tails wagging. He and the cat next door have been doing a stare down thru the fence, but he doesn’t bark or anything. A really nice dog! 


Rocky (#140642)

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

Update from Rocky's foster famiily 9/1/2014

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



Sally (#140118)

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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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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 9/7/2014

Sheila is still doing great and is so well-loved! She's enjoying having another crazy young dog to play with and has figured out that new dogs mean NEW PLAYMATES! She plays rough, and sometimes teams up with one of the other pups against another, but it's all in good fun and she can be easily distracted with a tennis ball.  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 sits before eating, but she doesn't like an audience. She's also started to snuggle with her foster on the couch and will hop up into her lap, or tackle her for a dose of kisses.  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! 





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 best suited to an adult-only (ages 18+) home..  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 - 9/17/2014

Spud is an energetic guy who loves to play fetch, run, swim, or take long walks. He is smart and would do well in dock diving, agility, hunting, or other activities like that. Once he has had his exercise, Spud would be happy to hang out with you. He bonds to his person (or two) and is reserved with others. He plays well with other dogs but would also do just fine as a solo dog, too. He has good house manners unless you leave something tasty on the counter. He is housetrained, and crates when asked. Spud is a gorgeous dog, 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. 

Spud enjoys playing with tennis balls and throwing them around for himself. He also loves walking and cuddles. He goes to the door and whines 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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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.

Update from Toby's foster family 9/9/14 

Toby says, OK guys, I have had a great summer in my foster home and become an expert tomato gardener. It is time for my furever home already!! Toby has EXCELLENT house manners, is great with other dogs, easy on leash, a wonderful rider, very social, the list goes on. Don't let his age fool you - he is playful, healthy and ready to roll! 

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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Tripp (#140685)  

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