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.

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

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


Archie (#160329)

  Watch adorable, adoptable Archie in a video that shows his playful side!

Archie is a two year old neutered chocolate male who is good with cats and dogs. He's approved for ages 10 and up and must go to a home with another dog. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Archie is a playful and energetic guy who needs a solid 6 foot fence in his forever home, which will need to be in a quiet neighborhood. He was a stray and needs to pack on about five more pounds. He currently weighs 54 pounds. Archie feels most secure when he is around people and is looking for a patient and kind forever family to give him the training and love he deserves.

Update from Archie's foster family: 

July 1, 2016: Archie is just the most handsome, 2 year old hunk of chocolate that you will ever meet. He is great on a leash, will come when called and is working on perfecting his other skills. Archie loves humans, dogs and even cats!! Birds and squirrels are cool too, but only to catch and snack on! He loves his foster family and the resident pack but he's just dying to get a furever family of his own. He's a catch!



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Bambi (#160521)

Bambi is a 5 year old spayed yellow female who is good with cats and dogs and approved for ages 6 and up! She weighs 54 pounds and is house trained and leash trained. She is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Bambi will not do her *business* on leash and therefore must have a fenced yard in her forever home. That means she cannot go to a condo or townhouse unless there is a fenced yard for her privacy.

Update from Bambi's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

Bambi, the blonde bombshell, has arrived at the Retriever Rest Stop! Sixty pounds (perfect) five years old (perfect) Good with other dogs (check) good with cats (check) approved for children SIX and up (asterisk asterisk asterisk). No surfing (check) no shredding (check). This sweet and gentle girl is looking for a 'redo' on life. Her idiot neighbor shot her four years ago and since he continued to shoot neighborhood dogs, she was penned up; now her family is splitting up and, amidst a flood of tears, had to surrender her to Lab Rescue.  She traveled to the vet in the front seat with her head on her transporters lap; she seemed a little bent out of shape with my bucket seats because she had to lay her head on the console. She just got here yesterday so we haven't had a chance to cat test her first hand or stair test her, but hope to this weekend...if she's still here. Her one reported quirk is that she won't go potty on leash, so she will need a fenced yard, and we will work with her to encourage her. 
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Blake (#160368)

Blake is a two year old neutered black male. He is good with dogs and cats and approved for ages 10 and up. He is a tripod, missing his front right leg, but Blake gets around just fine. Since he was stray we do not know how Blake lost his leg, but the site is well healed and now has fur covering it. He is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. We know that Blake is good with cats because when he was found, a Good Samaritan who initially took him in said he did fine with her cat during the week he stayed with her. He weighs 53 pounds and has to gain a little. Because Blake comes from the country he must go to a detached single family home in the suburbs or a rural area and will do best with limited stairs.

Update from Blake's foster family - Aug 3, 2016:

Blake and his foster brother have been spending time playing in the yard. He visited a pet friendly rehab center for a short visit, and it took foster mom 20 minutes getting down the hall because everyone wanted to meet him! Maybe with a little training, he would make a wonderful therapy dog!! Blake doesn't like to be alone, so the company of another dog or human during the day will be best for him. In general, he is doing wonderfully! 
 


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Bowie (#160397)


    
Bowie is a 9 month old neutered black male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 36 lbs but may grow a bit more.  Bowie is a fun, energetic and playful boy.  He's a typical young lab with lots of energy and who wants to play, play play.  He can still be a bit mouthy and jumpy like most puppies his age. He loves to run and play with other dogs. 

Update from Bowie's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

BOWIE is an adorable, sweet bundle of fun! I had the pleasure of hanging out with him yesterday for a couple of hours and was super impressed with how far he has come with his training with Katie! He can still be a puppy, get wound up and get a little jumpy and mouthy when excited but for the most part, he is calm, easily trained with treats and very eager to please. He is great in his crate and great on leash. He has perfected his sit and down commands - again, he will do ANYTHING for a treat LOL. That's a lab for you! He is great with other dogs and he rides like it is his job!! Such a compact little package of love. Bowie is about 40 lbs and 9 months old. He is approved for kids 10 and up. He will need to continue his training to reinforce the good behavior but he has come a long way baby! And could he be any cuter??? 

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Buddy #9 (#160503)

Buddy is a five year old neutered male with a shiny black coat and a wicked lab lean. He weighs 69 pounds and is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. He is up to date on vaccines but heartworm positive. However, Buddy is not worried because Lab Rescue is going to take care of those pesky heartworms as long as Buddy gets his treatment from one of our vets. He will go in for his heartworm treatment at the end of October, get some crate rest for a month and should be good to go after that, building back up to normal activity. More on this handsome fella as we get to know him better. Check out his video to see him in action! He must go to a detached, single family home in the suburbs or a rural area.

 Watch Buddy in action!

Update on Buddy - Aug 7, 2016:

Buddy is an easy going good ole boy who enjoys being with you to keep you company. He thinks giving you a lab lean is the best way to get his back and butt scratched. He isn't big on retrieving, will go see what you tossed but doesn't a bring it back. He thinks being with you is as good as running around the yard playing and retrieving. He would like a family that as fenced yard for him to play in. 
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Buddy #10 (#160530)

Buddy is a two year old neutered yellow male. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Buddy is good with both cats and dogs. He is approved for ages 10 and up. Buddy is friendly and outgoing and an overgrown puppy at heart. He weighs 62 pounds and needs to gain about ten more. So he is looking for a forever situation where he will have lots of good meals along with love and affection.
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Cara (#160452)

Cara is a 1 year old spayed black female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. Cara is good with other dogs and needs to go to a home with another confident dog.  She weighs 94 lbs and needs to lose about 15. Cara needs a home with a fenced yard. She is a beautiful young dog looking for a family to show her the love and affection that she deserves.  She needs a calm home with a patient family while she gets used to a big brave world. In her previous life she was an outdoor dog and not well cared for, so rescue means she has a bright future.

Update from Cara's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

Cara arrived at her foster home yesterday and is settling in. She loves all of the resident dogs, and wags her tail happily whenever they are near her. She's starting to come around to the resident human, who always seems to have cheese or some other treat in her hand. If she's unsure of something, she'll head to her safe space until she feels brave again. Patience is going to be key to this sweet girl's heart. 

Cara is a big girl, and has started her weight loss plan of less food, and lots of walks. Since she's pretty timid, the walks have been around her foster's fenced yard, and she has pretty perfect leash manners in the yard. 

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Cassie (#160484) & Koda (#160483)




 Watch these pretty girls in action!

Cassie and Koda are a bonded pair of Labs who need to be adopted together. Cassie is a 3 year old spayed yellow female (weight 78 lbs) and Koda is a 2 1/2 year old neutered yellow male (weight 73 lbs). They are good with other dogs and are approved for kids aged 5 and up.  They're both good with cats. They need a fenced yard to be able to run around in. Koda and his bonded gal pal Cassie are looking for a new family to love! They are both beautiful young and energetic labs. Koda absolutely loves anything to do with water (he loves his kiddie pool!) He is house and crate trained. He and Cassie were regularly crated together in one very large wire crate. They walk well on leash with harnesses but can pull a bit when together. They are both very bonded to each other and must go to a home together. They are incredibly affectionate and want nothing but love from their owner. Both dogs know basic commands such as:  sit, stay, come, back, down, off, get busy, let’s go, go kennel, go place (when being fed). Koda can be a bit of a counter surfer. They both enjoy chewing on antlers and Kongs. Both dogs are young and energetic, they need a family that is willing to give them the time, attention and exercise that they deserve. They get along well with other dogs and previously lived with a shih tzu. 



Chase (#160123)

Chase is a 1 year old neutered black male who weighs 72 pounds and is good with dogs. He is unknown with cats and approved for kids ages 10 and up. Chase is a bouncy, friendly and energetic pup looking for a family that will give him the exercise and training a young guy needs. Chase is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. He needs a home with a solid fenced in yard, no invisible fences. 
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Comet (160486) and Star (160487)

Watch Comet and Star play in the yard on 
Comet and Star are a bonded pair of 7 year old fox red Labs. Don't worry, you can tell them apart; Star has the pretty white streak on her nose. They are up to date on their shots and are heartworm negative.  They are good with other dogs and need to go to a cat free home because they will chase them. They are approved for kids aged 5 and up.  Comet weighs 53 lbs and Star weighs 52. They need a home with a fenced yard.

Update from Comet & Star's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

Is there anything better than a dog that waits by the door and smothers you with snuggles the minute you get home? Is gentle and loving with young children and house guests? Is happily bursting with energy for ball chasing in the yard, yet relaxed and well-mannered in the house? A dog that loves long walks and cuddling on the couch? YES, there is something better!! ALL OF THAT TIMES TWO!!!! Bonded 7 year old ladies, Comet and Star are ready to find their forever family to love. Approved for kids 5 and up! Fenced yard and no kitty cats please. 

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Commander (#150933)


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

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Cooper #3 (#160513)

Cooper is a petite 1 yr old chocolate neutered male.  He weighs 35 lbs, is up to date on all vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is energetic and loves walks and would benefit from additional training.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  He loves everyone and can't wait to find his forever home.

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Daisy #3 (#160289)

Daisy is an 11 year old spayed yellow female who is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. This sweet senior who used to do field trials in her younger days is in need of some TLC after a rough few years. She is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. Daisy weighs 54 pounds but should gain a few. Since coming to Lab Rescue she has perked up considerably thanks to good nutrition and finally getting the veterinary care she needed. She should not be crated, must go to a home with a fenced in yard (no invisible fences) and have people who are not gone for long periods, because this girl loves company. 

 Watch silly Daisy with her new food-dispensing ball. 

Update from Daisy's foster family - July 1, 2016: DAISY is an 11 year old little sweetheart who has the energy level and agility of a MUCH younger girl!! She runs circles around the resident dog in her foster home, who is a 6 year old yellow male. She is like little miss energizer bunny! She is feeling and looking SO much better now that she has gained some needed weight, and her skin is getting under control after years without the best care. Daisy is now learning what it's like to play with toys...where as when she came to Lab Rescue - she would just look at them strangely. She is a great retriever of tennis balls, and is REALLY getting into the interactive toys that take some coordination to get food out of them....and is acing them! She is one SMART pup! Daisy knows a lot of commands and has excellent recall. She loves attention and is always opened to accepting as much TLC as you can give! 

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Diezel (#160494)

Diezel is a gorgeous 10 year old neutered black male who is good with cats and dogs. He is approved for kids 10 and up. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. He is not approved for townhouses or apartments and needs a fenced in yard. He is a gentle guy who takes new situations slowly and will make an amazing companion. He is already house trained and does not need crating. He is blind, which means he approaches things cautiously and slowly, but he is very adaptable. This guy is big but so gentle and sweet! 

Update from Diezel's foster family - Aug 13, 2016:

Diezel has been settling in his foster home. He has done well meeting the resident dogs and loves to explore the yard. He hangs out with the dogs when foster parents go to work and enjoy the visits from the dog walker. He is gentle with people and take new situations slowly. He'll make an amazing companion. 
 

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Doll (#160451)

Doll is a 3 year old, spayed yellow female who lives up to her name because she is a sweet and friendly girl. She is unknown with cats, good with dogs, and approved for ages 10 and up. Doll is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. She was stray to the shelter and obviously has come from a neglectful past, but her enthusiasm and resilience shines through. This girl came in with ear infections, a skin condition requiring medicated baths, and two ACL tears in her rear legs that are being surgically repaired. Doll is getting the care she needs thanks to Lab Rescue and she is looking forward to the next chapter of her life; the happy one where she gets a forever family who will care for her and love her the way she deserves.

 Watch this cutie  playing with her toy.

Update from Doll's foster family - Aug 13, 2016: Doll is quickly living up to her name! She's making herself right at home. She doesn't mind the resident cat, and loves all the neighbors she's met. She's enjoying her new squeaky toys and soaking up all of the attention of having a family around!

Update from Doll's foster family - Aug 23, 2016: Doll is a 3 year old female spayed yellow Lab. She's reportedly good with other dogs, and gets along great with the cat in her foster home. She's had a rough start--she is currently recovering from surgery on her right knee, and will have surgery on her left knee in a few weeks. She loves attention and belly rubs, and is learning to play with squeaky toys. She does great in her crate, and is very smart-she's learning new things everyday! 

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Dorian (#160386)

Dorian is a five year old spayed black female who is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. She weighs 69 pounds and is very affectionate. She's current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Dorian is shy of people at first but warms up quickly when give a little patience. This cute girl is good on leash and a great passenger when you want to go for a ride.

Update from Dorian's foster family - Jul 22, 2016:

Dorian has changed her address and is now at Katie's Lab Lounge so she can play, and socialize, with other dogs; her former roomie just got his first heartworm shot and is still recovering from surgery.  Dorian is the total package: crate trained (even goes into her crate on her own to chill), housebroken and never touched anything that didn’t belong to her. She is an excellent rider and easy on the leash. She isn’t big on toys- yet- but did start to indulge in bones and antlers after a while. Dorian doesn’t need another dog or a human home most of the time- she can just entertain herself and will let you know how much she appreciates you upon your return! Dorky has the sweetest, softest snore that just brings a smile to your face. Medium activity level. 

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Dozer #2 (#160473)

 Watch Dozer play tug with his human foster brother.

Dozer is a black, neutered male who weighs 79 pounds. He's ten years old and is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Dozer is unknown with cats, good with dogs and approved for ages 10 and up. He is a handsome AKC registered lab who is active and healthy. And he loves people! He walks great on leash, knows many commands, and likes car rides; however, he needs to be restrained in the car because he likes to drive. This big guy has not had lots of training, so he is looking for that with his new family and is looking for a single family home in the burbs or a rural area with a solid six foot fence. No invisible fences for this guy and he cannot be taken off leash in open spaces. Dozer needs a patient family who will understand that he has been living outdoors for much of his life, and now as a senior he needs a comfy, loving home with caring humans who will see that he gets the training, love and comfort he requires.

Update from Dozer's foster family - Aug 18, 2016:

  Watch Dozer swim. 

Dozer is such a lucky boy - he gets to enjoy these hot days in the pool at his foster mom's house.  

Aug 13, 2016:

 Dozer continues to prove that 10 is just a number. He is great on the leash. He is good with other dogs. Likes to play with the other dogs he meets on the walk. No counter surfing, still needs gentle reminders about his commands. He really would like his forever home soon!

 Watch Dozer play tug with his human foster brother
 


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Duncan (#160389) 

Handsome Duncan is a 3 year old neutered chocolate male who weighs 58 pounds and needs to gain a few to be at his best weight. He is current on vaccines, good with dogs, and unknown with cats. Duncan is approved for ages ten and up. Duncan his a happy go lucky boy despite a rough start in life and is very exuberant and energetic. With some good nutrition this boy's coat will be shiny and beautiful soon. He pulls a bit on leash so will need an EZ walk harness but he is a good automobile passenger as well as being house and crate trained. Duncan happens to be heartworm positive but Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment at one of our approved vets, so Duncan has no worries. He knows he is on the road to happiness and good health. He just needs a forever family to get him through the homestretch!

 Watch a video of Duncan at Pet Lodge.

Update from Duncan's foster family - He has settled right in at his foster's. He is enjoying playing with the foster's two labs, cuddling with foster dad and getting lots of good food. He is still thin and needs to gain about 20 lbs but we are working on it. He is a sweet boy who needs some TLC and love. This guy is a destuffer and "eater" of soft toys, so sturdy, harder toys are best for this boy.

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Ellen (#160538)


Ellen is a 2 yr old spayed chocolate female. She weighs 45 lbs.  She is playful and a quick learner who would benefit from some additional training.  She is looking for that forever family who will give her lots of love and the attention she deserves.  Ellen is heartworm negative.

Watch her at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVpgzGnLfU8.

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Emma #3 (#160496)

Emma is a 1-1/2 yr old black spayed female.  She weighs 38 lbs, is current on vaccines and is heartworm negative. She is a sweet and quiet dog looking for her forever family. 

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Floyd (#160344) and Harvey (#160345)

Floyd and Harvey are a bonded pair and will be adopted together. Floyd is a 6 year old neutered male mixed breed who weighs 51 pounds and Harvey is a 7 year old neutered black male lab who weighs 58 pounds. Both are current on vaccines and heartworm negative. These two will need a yard with a physical, not invisible, fence. Floyd is a bit shy with people initially but he warms up quickly. He is good on leash, walking right beside his human and knows numerous commands. Harvey knows lots of commands, too, but because he is a social butterfly eager to meet and greet, he will need an easy walk harness for walks. Harvey loves to retrieve. Both are good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. Both of the guys are fully trustworthy around the house and do not need to be crated.

Update from Floyd & Harvey's foster family Aug 13, 2016:

Happy Harvey and Five-o-Clock-Shadow Floyd (my newest nickname for him) have been enjoying themselves with toys or laying out in the sun. They are so easy--and eager--to please! These boys demand so little, and are ready for their forever family! 

Aug 3, 2016: Harvey and Floyd took a walk with their fosters yesterday. Harvey walks ok and needs some correction, but he does not try to run or act wild. He wants to walk ahead a little but he didn't seem to be pulling. Floyd is calm and heels on his own. Floyd has a bit of a fear of thunderstorms and hides until they are over. He prefers dark corners in the basement where is quieter. Harvey loves chasing a ball and he sometimes tries to get Floyd to play. They will play a little bit. The boys are really are so well behaved and you can easily tell that really love one another. They wait for each other in the yard and go in and outside together. They are very low maintenance, lovable pups. 

  Watch the boys play here

  Watch Harvey play with his Frisbee

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Halo (#160508)

Halo is a 4 year old neutered yellow male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 35 lbs and needs to gain a few. Halo was very scared when he came to the shelter, but he's coming out of his shell more each day. Since he's a shy boy, Halo should continue to have training and socialization to help him build his confidence. Halo has a skin condition causing missing fur and bad skin, so he has been getting regular baths at the shelter for it. Halo likes other dogs and is good with them. Since he is shy, Halo may do best going to a home with another confident dog who can help him build his confidence. 

Update from Halo's foster family - Aug 13, 2016:

Halo arrived at his foster home this evening and is settling in well. He met the resident humans and dogs and made friends with everyone. He's a sweet little shadow. He rode nicely in the car on the way home, takes treats gently and knows some commands. Although he is a little shy initially he warms up quickly and is very food motivated. He had his medicated bath to help his skin continue to heal and settled into his kennel without a peep. 
 
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Harpo (#160067)

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

Update from Harpo's foster family - June 6, 2016:

Harpo continues to be a wonderful house guest. He loves to lounge around and a little bit of fetching action in the yard. He is a sweet gentleman with a few age-related challenges, but for the most part he is a wonderful companion who is generous with kisses and appreciates all the love that he can receive. 
 
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Haven (#160419)

Haven is a 5 year old spayed female who weighs 46 pounds. She is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ten and up. Haven is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. She came into rescue looking like she recently weaned a litter and with abrasions on her head indicating perhaps that she was hit by a car. However, this girl is super sweet despite whatever her past was like. Haven is both a good rider and good walking on leash. 

Update from Haven's foster family - Aug 12, 2016: HAVEN is a sweet 5 year old, 46 lb girl. She is approved for kids 10 and up. Haven is in foster with two male dogs and does great but she can be particular about doggie friends and may prefer her humans to herself. Her foster describes her like this: If there are folks out there who want a petite, beautiful, cuddly, snuggly lab who retrieves and knows basic commands, is housebroken and crate trained and medium energy I think she would be happier as the only dog in a family or with 1 or 2 parents. Sounds kind of perfect to me!! 
 
July 15, 2016:

Haven is a sweet, sweet girl. She knows basic commands come, sit, down, stay. She is house trained and crate trained. She tries to do a little counter surfing and she jumps when excited, but we are working on that and she is eager to please and responds great to correction. She takes food gently and isn't possessive. Haven is a total snuggle bug and will wrap herself all around you. Haven is very petite and gorgeous - she has all the beautiful lab characteristics. Pretty white teeth, silky ears, lab coat and tail. Calm and barks only to get our attention. Overall a wonderful little girl! 
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Helen (#160335)

Helen is a 6 year 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 kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 51 lbs and has considerable weight to gain.  Helen was found, blind and emaciated, walking down the middle of the highway.   Her blindness is caused by diabetes which is now under control; she will need to be on insulin injections and blood glucose monitoring for the rest of her life. In mid- June, Lab Rescue will have surgery performed that will, we hope, restore the sight in one of her eyes.  Helen is learning to love toys and is getting healthier every day.  She's  bundle of love and energy and we can't wait to see what happens once her sight is restored.

Update from Helen's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

Helen has reached the perfect weight of 60 pounds and is eligible for her eye surgery to remove a cataract from untreated diabetes. 6 yr old Helen is a dark chocolate shadow who loves car rides, walks, carrying a toy baby, squeaky balls for fetch, and following her foster Mom up and down the stairs all day. She is not afraid of storms or fireworks but, because of her limited eyesight not is not a fan of barking dogs who charge her. Helen's perfect home has someone home more often than not and a family who can commit to a schedule for insulting injections twice a day. 

 Check out the video of her playing fetch! 

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Henry #3 (#150755) 

Henry is a happy three year old chocolate neutered male who weighs 60 pounds. He is okay approved for ages 10 and up. Henry is a playful, happy boy who likes toys and retrieving. Henry is a sweet and gentle guy who would like a yard to play in.  He needs to go to a single family detached home in a rural or suburban setting. He is good with dogs and unknown with cats. He will do best in a home where someone is home more than not. Henry is house trained and crate trained, too!

 Watch Henry at play

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Hope #3 (#160403)

Hope is a silly 7 year old spayed black female with pretty frosting on her muzzle. She weighs about 75 pounds. Hope is current on vaccines, good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up.  Hope is heartworm positive but she isn't worried because Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment at one of our approved vets. She walks nicely on the leash, has good house manners and is trustworthy when left with no humans at home. Hope has never met a stranger and has a lab lean that ends up with Hope belly-up on the floor waiting for pets and rubs. She is from the country and must go to a detached single family home in the suburbs or a rural area. 

  See a very sweet and happy girl in action. 

Update from Hope's foster family - Jul 22,2016:

Hope is a very silly and goofy girl who makes her fosters smile every day! From emptying the toy bin to inspect each stuffy and ball, to her penchant for exploring every corner of the house, she is such a curious pup and seems so much younger than her 7 years. If she thinks there is something behind the sofa, she doesn't mind belly-flopping over it to check. And after a few days being shy of the stairs, she is up and down all the time and must poke around in every room. Hope likes to follow her people everywhere and has a severe case of "fear of missing out," so she never fails to squeeze her way into the bathroom if that's where someone is headed. She really enjoys petting and is so affectionate with everyone in the family. Hope is so much fun to be around. Even in the heat, Hope loves to trot after a ball and she really enjoys a good tug of war. She walks great on the leash and continues to have good house manners. She enjoys comfy spots and a perch where she can keep an eye on everyone. Anyone looking for an easygoing couch potato will love Hope. 

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Jack (#160059)

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

Update from Jack's foster mom - Jul 20, 2016:
Jack spent a long weekend at a temporary foster home and has come so far since he's been with Lab Rescue. He has not cared a bit about the activity/ commotion in her neighborhood including buses, garbage trucks, kids on scooters, strollers, and other dogs. He enjoys sleeping on a dog bed next to her bed and will go downstairs for a quick check on the resident dog (who doesn't do stairs). He sleeps deep, and snores, which makes his foster mom laugh! He trots into his crate when she has to leave for over an hour or two and is happy as a clam. When she gets home and lets him out he trots out proudly caring a stuffy and showing off. He has had a dog walker when she's gone, and walks perfectly for her. He's cautiously met some men, and fallen in love with them relatively quickly as long as they go slowly. He is a love bug and over all happy go lucky boy. 
 
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Jackson (#160537)

Jackson is a perky two year old fox red boy who is neutered and weighs 48 pounds. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. He is current on vaccines but is heartworm positive and will be treated by Lab Rescue at one of our vets.  He must go to a single family, detached home in the suburbs or a rural area. Jackson was a stray, but was found in very good condition, so he may not have been on his own for long. His coat looks great and his coloring is beautiful. Jackson is learning about toys and would love a fenced yard to play in when he gets a forever home. 

 Watch this little guy in action!

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Kizzy (#160430)

Watch her in the yard on 
Kizzy is a 6 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 60 pounds and is good with other dogs.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for her treatment at one of our vets.  Kizzy is a beautiful, sweet, quiet, timid girl. She rides great in the car and enjoys looking out the window. Kizzy LOVES to take walks and enjoys hanging out outside. She seems very grateful for everything her human does for her. She is affectionate and gives gentle kisses and she's figuring out that belly and ear rubs are great! Kizzy likes to know where her human is and accompanies them if they leave the room, but doesn't need to be on top of them. She aims to please and loves being told she is a "Good Girl". She seems a bit startled with sudden noises and to fast movements and she is a bit shy of new people, so it's best to go slow and get her go at her own pace to get comfortable. Kizzy slept great through the night on her dog bed and is house trained. She does steps well and has typical energy for a lab her age. She is showing some interest in toys, but isn't quite sure what to do with them yet. 

Update from Kizzy's foster family - Jul 15, 2016:

Kizzy is getting nice and comfortable in her foster home. She is very low maintenance and has great house manners. Kizzy is totally house trained, sleeps through the night in her dog bed, and does well in the crate when her people are away. She is shy, but gaining confidence every day. Kizzy loves walks and does fine with just a collar. She doesn't mind being brushed and has learned that the word "Belly Rub" means awesome things. Kizzy doesn't show any interest in jumping on furniture and lets her foster mom sleep in as long as she wants in the morning. She likes to be around her person, but isn't clingy. Kizzy does well with other dogs. She met a puppy today and when it whined Kizzy went over and checked on her and gave it a kiss. She also walked by a home with two barking, aggressive dogs who were behind a fence and she was totally unfazed by them. Kizzy is a little picky about her food, but is enjoying the high value snacks she gets when it's time to do something brave, like meet scary strangers. 

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Lady #5 (#150595) 

 
 
Lady is a a 3 year old yellow spayed female.  She is weighs 57 pounds and is heartworm negative.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and must go to a home with another dog who is willing to play with her.  Lady needs a 6 foot fence so she can run and play. Lady is a sweet young girl with fantastic manners.  She LOVES playing with her foster canines and follows her mom around the house.  Lady is completely house trained and can be trusted to be left alone in the house.  She loves the water, going to car rides and taking walks in the park.  Like most young labs, Lady needs plenty of exercise.  She can clear a four foot fence, so she's looking for a stand alone home in a quiet neighborhood with a 6 foot fence.

Update from Lady's foster on Aug 23, 2016: Lady loves her walks. She gets very excited when she sees the leash. However she doesn't seem disappointed if her walks are cut short due to the recent hot weather.  She also goes swimming on the weekends for at least an hour, and she loves to do that. Inside the house, you will mainly find Lady sleeping or looking out the window. She is super chill. She will play with toys on occasion, and sometimes will play tug with the resident dog, but mainly she sticks to herself. If she has regular and daily exercise, I would consider her to be mid energy. She has a high prey drive, so should not be around small dogs or cats. She doesn't really like riding in the car, even though she's going to go swimming, so longer trips should be avoided. She will do best in a quiet neighborhood without too many things going on. She's looking for a family who will exercise her daily but not in a dog park. This beautiful girl is still waiting on her forever family!
 
Update from Lady's foster family Jun 28, 2016:

Lady is a beautiful young girl who is looking for a forever home that will give her love and regular exercise. She enjoys running and playing, especially with other dogs so she is looking for a playful canine buddy and a good sized yard with a physical 6 foot fence. Like most young labs, she has a good amount of energy which needs to be burned off daily. Lady is very well behaved in the house and knows basic commands. One thing that Lady absolutely loves is going for rides in the car. If you give her the opportunity of an open car door, she will hop right in ready to go for a drive! Lady has had some basic interactions with the resident cat who is very dog savvy. Lady will chase if the cat runs, but other types of interactions have been ok. She is overly interested in the free range chickens, so Lady would like a poultry free forever home. 
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Larz (#160160)

 Check out Larz with his wiggle-butt in his walk video

Larz is a 7 year old yellow neutered male.  He came in at 103 pounds and has lost a bunch weighing in at 88 pounds most recently! He is getting there with low calorie food and slow exercise.  He is approved for kids 8 and up and is good with both dogs and cats.  Larz was heartworm positive when he arrived at Lab Rescue, but he has been treated and is on his way to a long healthy and happy life.  Larz is a very friendly and sweet boy who enjoyed getting up close with his people during his photo session.  He enjoyed joining the playgroup with the other dogs in the shelter and did fine with a variety of different dogs.  He rides well in the car. Larz is from the country with limited exposure to cities, so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban and rural homes.

Update from Larz himself on August 23, 2016:   “Yippeee! On Saturday, I was given a clean bill of health from the vet! He said I’ve recovered well from my recent ACL surgery and I can begin taking leashed walks again (no more than 1 mile for now)! So, Foster Mom took me for a half-mile walk this morning. As you can see from the first photo, I loved it! The crisp, cool air, walking alongside Foster Mom and Foster Fur-Brother Riley ~ I was in heaven! While I have enjoyed living with Foster Mom and my Fur-Brothers for the past five months, I’m all healthy now and ready for a forever home. Do you know anyone who wants a mature buddy who will just lay at your feet, or that will share the couch with you, or who will become your shadow and follow you everywhere, or who wants a pup who doesn’t need to be entertained? If so, I’m your guy! Okay, sometimes I bark at a random pick-up truck on our walks and sometimes I bark at the doorbell ringing, but what pup doesn’t? Right now I’m cuddling with Foster Mom; we are eating popcorn and watching TV. Later on, when Foster Mom drinks her tea and the screen stops flickering, she will perform my leg stretching exercises (it takes 10 minutes or so). Foster Mom then gives me a treat (mostly baby carrots as I’m still on a diet) and either says, “You’re such a good boy, Larz” or “What a sweet baby man you are, Larz” or “Large Larz, give Momma a kiss!” and then its nighty-night time where I will sleep in my crate and not make one peep. Maybe I’m dreaming of a forever home that’s on a quiet street like Foster Mom’s house?  Please tell everyone about me! Love, Larz.” 

Update from Larz's foster family - Jul 15, 2016:
It's been a busy Summer for Larz! We continue his daily exercise/light eating regime and he's now 88 pounds! In May, he completed his heartworm treatment like a champ and we've rebounded to a normal walking schedule again (35 minutes/day (+/-). In June, he had a tooth removed and during his recovery I discovered he loves cottage cheese and greek yogurt :-). He's still the sweetest, most laid back foster I've had the pleasure of joining my home. He still gets along great with my pups; he even welcomed a 4 month old Lab puppy into our home for a week . . . he loved playing with the pup, and as a result slept long and hard each evening! He's also great with my 6 year old niece .. he accepts her hugs and pets with a goofy smile. Next up ~ a trip to the reservoir to test out his swimming skills. He's still full of love, cuddles, kisses and my remains my constant shadow! 

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Liberty (#160429)

Liberty is a 6 year old intact female who weighs 51 pounds and is heartworm positive. She was a stray whose owner would not take her back and so she came to Lab Rescue and is doing well in her foster home. She was named Liberty because she came into rescue on July 4.  Lab Rescue brought her in with the same hopes that we have for every dog we take in--to provide them with medical care and find them a loving home. Our vets discovered that Liberty is heartworm and ehrlichia positive. Even though those are diseases that Lab Rescue treats on a regular basis, Liberty had a suspicious mass under her armpit and a mass in her mammary gland. Punch biopsy results from the mass in the arm pit came back malignant and unfortunately it is an aggressive type of cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes and that most likely started in the mammary glands. She looks like she's been bred over and over again. She's at an advanced stage, and even surgery will not save this incredibly sweet girl. Liberty is in a foster home being spoiled, loved, and cared for and will enjoy this for as long as she's comfortable. Right now she's not showing any symptoms of discomfort. 

She is doing well in her foster home and accepting the resident pack. When it comes to humans, all she wants is love and to roll over for belly rubs. It's easy to fall in love with her. Liberty is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for kids 10 and up. 

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Lily #3 (#150506) 

Lily is an 8 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 85 pounds and is heartworm negative.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is good with both Cats and Dogs.  Lily is a sweet and pretty girl who loves being petted and getting attention from humans.  She is very smart and loyal to her people.  Lily has excellent house manners and loves being petted and getting belly rubs.  Lily is looking for a home with a physically fenced yard in a quiet neighborhood without too much activity around.  She sometimes barks at other dogs while on leash, but she has improved greatly.

Update from Lily's foster family - Jul 24, 2016:

Are you looking for a loyal companion that gives unconditional love? Do you need a swimming buddy? Well look no more! Lily is doing great in her foster home. She is enjoying trips to the beach and loves to swim! She gets along well with the cat and is a great dog. She knows all of her commands and is a beautiful yellow girl! 
 
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London (#150178)

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

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

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

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Luke #3 (#160490)

Watch Luke during his playtime.

Luke is a two year old neutered chocolate male who weighs 50 pounds. He's current on vaccines but is heartworm positive. Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment at one of our vets. He must go to a single family detached home in the suburbs or a rural area. Sweet Luke is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. Luke is quite a good retriever and is so happy and eager to please. He walks okay on an easy walk harness and seems to be housebroken as he waits to go outside to do his business.  This boy is a little gem who responds to several commands and is waiting to be adored in his forever home. 

Update from Luke's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

Luke is doing great at his foster home. He is getting along with the resident dog, and even sleeping curled up next to him. He is fantastic in the crate - will go right in and doesn't make a peep. He sleeps through the night, and is super quiet - his foster dad hasn't heard him bark yet. He's a skinny boy, so he eats a lot, and fast, so he's working on slowing that down. His fur is super soft. He will pop up on the counters to check and see what might be delicious up there, but hops right now again when asked. Luke is a very sweet boy! 
 


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Luke #4 (#160517)

Luke is a 3 year old neutered black male who weighs 52 pounds. He is good with other dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. He is heartworm negative and current on vaccines. He must go to a single family detached home in the suburbs or a rural area. Luke has very good leash manners is very affectionate. More on this cute guy as we get him into foster.

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Mansion (#160118) 

Mansion, or "Big House" as his foster affectionately calls him, is a two-year-old black neutered male who weighs 82 pounds. This handsome guy is unknown with cats, good with dogs, and is approved for ages 10 and up. He's current on vaccines and heartworm negative. He is a good boy who likes to be around people and needs someone who is frequently at home. He rides well in the car, has good house manners, and a love of belly rubs. Mansion tried living in an apartment and did not like it, so no apartment living for him.  Mansion has learned lots of obedience commands and leash manners. Even at two years old he is a low energy companion and he has excellent house manners. Mansion is not a fan of the crate. This beautiful boy is not recommended for first-time adopters and will do best with people who will continue to reinforce his training.

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Mell (#160510)

Mell is a 4 year old fox red male.  He weighs 77 pounds and is good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Mell is a good looking boy who can be a bit shy when he first meets new people.  If you give him a few minutes, he's great after that and loves be to petted.  Mell will lay down and ask for belly rubs.  He's looking for a family to continue to show him the love and attention he deserves.  Mell knows the commands sit and come, and he will have a training addendum to continue working on his skills.  He walks ok with an Easy Walk Harness and waits to do his business until he's outside.  Mell is from the country, so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban or rural homes.
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Mellow Yellow (#160519)

Mellow Yellow is approved for kids 6 and up! This very pretty lady is good with dogs and cats, too. Mellow Yellow is a sweet, spayed 4 year old gal with a big smile who even loves getting baths. Always happy and waggy, Mellow Yellow must go to a detached, single family home in the suburbs or a rural area as that is what she is accustomed to. She knows the commands sit, down, and come. This nice girl is house trained and had run of the house in her former home. She was an owner give up when her family moved away. She was pregnant and left at the shelter. Mellow Yellow is heartworm positive but Lab Rescue will take care of her treatment at one of our vets, so Mellow Yellow knows she will be getting the care she needs to get healthy.

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Midnite (#160166)

Midnite is a beautiful 4 year old spayed female who weighs 50 pounds. She is good with dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for ages 10 and up. She is a little on the shy side, but once she warms up to you she is open to affection. Midnite crates well and walks well on the leash, too. Midnite has adorable white toes on her back feet and the most velvety ears! She is a true beauty. Midnight is current on vaccines but came to us heartworm positive. Lab Rescue has taken care of her treatment and she is ready for her new life. She must go to a detached single family home in the suburbs or a rural area.

Update from Midnite's foster family - Moments by Midnite:  
WANTED!!!! 
I'm looking for a loving and patient family who is looking for an amazing 4 year old 50 pound girl with soft ears who loves butt scritches, has the cutest white markings on her back paws and has a slight under bite. Foster Mom says that they are all "so cute"! It's just who I am! 

I came in as a very scared stray who was heartworm positive. But my new forever family will not have to handle the rest period because I've already been treated! I'm approved for children 10 and up (and I do love Brenden who is 10), unknown with cats (I'm told that when I first came in to the Lab Rescue vet I didn't pay attention to the kitties there), VERY food motivated, crate trained, house trained, love to run around in the fenced in back yard with my foster siblings, love barking at squirrels, love butt scritches, ear rubs and starting to enjoy belly rubs. I don't jump on the furniture and really enjoy my space in my crate. 

I can not tell a lie. I am a shoe and stuffed animal thief. I quietly go into my foster parent's room and Foster Dad just happens to leave out his slippers, Crocs or tennis shoes. I first look around to survey the lay of the land. Then, I quietly and carefully pick up a shoe and quickly walk, not run, back to my crate where I hoard it. I do the same in Brenden's room but he has some soft stuffed animals (I especially like the blue cow or the frog beanie baby). I bet a lot of you are thinking that I tear them up. I don't. I just hoard them. I do have my "baby" which is a blue squeaky dog that I have had for over 3 weeks now. That still looks good too. Foster Mom fusses at Reese when she gets it (I don't mind sharing) because she will "kill" the squeakers. When my "baby" is handed back to me, I gently put it back in my crate. 

Foster Mom says I'm adorable and that I'm a different dog from the one they picked up. Foster Mom says that it's amazing that they had to put me in the crate, shut the door after putting my food dish in, walk out of the den and I would wait at least 5 minutes before I would eat alone. Now, I'm excited to see them prep the food and I run to my crate (door open) and start eating right away. I don't care who is there! I'm also the first in line to gently takes treats from their hands. If you would love to help me to continue to transform, call your AC to come visit me in Lynchburg! 
Love, 
Midnite 
PS: I've been known to give sweet soft kisses too! 

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Millie #2 (#160509)

Millie is a four year old spayed yellow female who is good with other dogs and approved for ages 10 and up. She is unknown with cats. She is current on her vaccines and heartworm negative. Millie was stray to the shelter and is pretty new to Lab Rescue. However, she is very treat motivated and she already knows "sit." Millie was a very good passenger on her transport. More on this sweet girl as we get her into foster care. She is from the country and must go to a single-family detached home in the suburbs or a rural area.
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Milo (#160511)

Sweet, sweet Milo is an 8 year old neutered chocolate male who weighs 97 pounds. This big boy is good with cats and dogs and approved for ages 10 and up. Milo is house trained and crate trained and had free roam of the apartment he lived in. He was such a good boy getting his bath and really seemed to enjoy himself, so maybe he would like to swim. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. He has an incredibly sweet nature and is very affectionate. 

Update from Milo's foster - Aug 19, 2016: Milo is a rugged 8 year old gentleman who is enjoying the foster life of soft bedding, chew toys, butt scratches and baths. He loves his people, and wants to be by their side. he will want to sleep in bed with you - but be warned, he is a bed hog and he snores. He's a gentle soul who gets excited for walks (and does fine on a leash) and afterwards will remind you that it's time to be fed, just in case you were going to forget. He's great with cats, and likes the company of another dog. He knows sit, down and shake, and maybe has some other tricks he isn't able to tell us about. Approved for kids 10 and up.

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Mimi (#160392) 

Mimi is a 3 year old black spayed female.  She weighs 45 pounds and is heartworm negative.  She must go to a home with another dog and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Mimi is a sweet and submissive girl.  She was a bit nervous when she first same to the shelter, but eventually relaxed and came out of her shell pretty quickly.  Mimi is used to having a canine companion around, so she needs to go to a home with another playful dog to show her the ropes and help her gain confidence. No cats or any type of small animals for Mimi, she will chase them and has a high prey drive.

Update from Mimi's foster on August 23:  Mimi is doing great and really making herself at home enjoying her puppy playmates, toys, and being on squirrel patrol.
Watch her here: https://youtu.be/VwAjcODt23A 

Update from Mimi's foster family - Aug 18, 2016:
Mimi is such a sweet girl. She can be a bit timid around men at first, but if you go slow with her, she learns to trust. She gets along well with her foster brother. She walks well on leash, but does get distracted easily by squirrels and birds. She would probably enjoy agility - during her walk the other day, she chose to leap a 3 foot cement barrier rather than follow her foster mom around it. She is super calm and lays around most of the time with some playing once she's had her walk to expel her energy. She isn't a huge fan of the crate, but will go in with a treat. She is a super sweet girl! 
 
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Natty (#160480)

Natty is a 4 year old neutered black male. He is a strapping lad weighing in at 88 pounds and he is one laid back guy--unless you are a cat or chicken, so no chickens or cats. Chasing chickens is what landed him at the shelter, but that's okay because now Natty can get the medical care he needs. You see, Natty is heartworm positive and has a few other pesky, but easily treated issues. Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if it is done at our vets. Natty is good with dogs and approved for ages 10 and up. He is a good rider and not too bad on leash, either.The vet and kennel staff say he is a big goofball, very silly. He is pretty calm and laid back but loves to play. Good with the other dogs he has met. Keeping his indoor space clean at the kennels and loves to get out and run in the exercise yard. The kennel girls say he is great! More on Natty as we try to get him into foster. 

Update from Natty's foster family - Aug 12, 2016:

 NATTY - you wanna talk about a big hunk of love?? This 4 year old boy is 85 lbs of sweetness! An gorgeous. He is calm and laid back. He loves all the other dogs at his foster. No cats or birds for this boy though - he is too fond of chickens LOL. He is house trained and good in his crate easy on leash and did I mention easy on the eyes?? Hubba Hubba! Approved for kids 10 and up and in Amelia VA.x 

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Nitro (#160128) 

Nitro is a 2 year old back neutered male.  He weighs 100 pounds, so this is one big boy!  He is good with dogs large and small and with cats!  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Nitro is a big and tall lab who thinks he's a lap dog.  He loves being petted and meeting new people.  Nitro loves to go for long hikes, play ball and loves to swim.  He does best with an EZ Walk Harness, since he's a strong boy.  He's a big goof ball who takes treats gently.  Nitro is looking for a stand alone single family home with a physically fenced yard (no electric fences) and a family to give him regular exercise and attention.  He does not like to be crated, but can be trusted with free reign in the house.

Update from Nitro's foster family - Jul 20, 2016:

Nitro is a super sweet guy! He is great with cats, and only chased one once to see if it wanted to play and when it didn't, he stopped and hasn't bothered them since. He absolutely loves his walks, and he goes on two to three 15-20 minute walks a day. He loves toys, the squeaky kind and Nylabones are his favorites. 

He knows sit, but it's hard for him to do. He knows down, but that's about the same as sit. He especially knows "go" or "go lay down". When you tell him this, he turns around and does just what you asked of him. He also knows that when you tell him, "I'll be back, you stay" that it means just that. He barked at first when left him, but now only if he really really needs something. He doesn't like to be crated, but doesn't destroy things when left alone (unless he hasn't gotten enough exercise and you leave a stray piece of cardboard around for him to shred). 

He responds well to leash corrections and walks best on a collar and leash. He does well with the resident dog, but can get a little amorous sometimes and responds well to correction. He is a loud player, but takes turns being submissive with the resident dog. 

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Pokie (#160433)

Pokie is an 8 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 61 lbs. Pokie is diabetic and blind. okie is a sweet and mellow guy looking for a family who can take care of him and is committed to helping him with his diabetes. All he needs is an insulin injection in the morning and one at night at regular times. In return, he will stay close to you and shower you with love.

Update from Pokie's foster family Jul 24, 2016: 

Pokie is such a sweet boy. He is very friendly and loves to be with people. He has been doing well navigating his foster home and will do steps when his foster mom says "step." His foster mom reports that it is very easy to give him his insulin. Give this boy a chance and he will reward you with so much love and loyalty. 
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Polly (#160307)

Polly is a 11 year old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 63 pounds and is heartworm negative.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is good with other dogs.  Polly is a very sweet, well-mannered girl.  She has been field trained and was used for bird hunting at a hunting club.  She knows basic commands like sit and stay.  Polly is fine in the crate and is good on leash.  She enjoys going for walks and exploring outside.  Polly wants to be a lap dog and craves attention.  She is very smart and eager to please.  Polly is from the country, so placements are limited to single family stand alone suburban and rural homes.

Update from Polly's foster family - Jul 2, 2016:

Polly is an absolute sweetheart. This 11 year old girl is a retired duck hunting dog that is embracing her new family dog lifestyle. She is great with other dogs and even cats. Polly is trusted with run of the house while we step out. She does great in the car too. Polly is a very sweet, gentle girl that loves snuggling on the sofa and being your shadow. She would love a family that is home more than not while she continues to become more and more confident. Polly is a complete love! 

May 30, 2016: Polly's fosters threw her a pool party celebration today for the pups in honor of her birthday. She loves the water. What a sweetheart this girl is. So easy to take care of. She is one great senior girl who loves to be with the humans and gets along fine with the other dogs too. 

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Quincy (#150793) 



 

   
See Quincy swim on 

Check out Quincy at a recent Adoption Event

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

Update from Quincy's Foster- Aug 5, 2016:

Foster Friday! Tall, chocolate, and handsome! I'm Quincy, and I can't wait to be your loyal velcro dog. I don't like other dogs or cats, but you're my favorite. I love cookies and naps, and hanging out outside. 

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Roxie (#160532)

Roxie is a 3 year old spayed yellow female who weighs 44 pounds. She is good with dogs and good with ages 10 and up. She was around some outside cats and did not chase them, so she may be okay with cats. Roxie knows several commands and is a good automobile passenger. Roxie is current on vaccines but is heartworm positive. However, Lab Rescue will pay for Roxie's treatment at one of our vets. Roxie must go to a single family, detached home in the suburbs or a rural area.

  See a video of pretty Roxie on YouTube.

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Sally (#160448) 

Sally is a 3 year old spayed black 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 71 lbs and needs to lose between 10 -12. Sally has a non-contagious skin condition and is having medicated baths weekly to help. Sally is friendly but a bit scared and lost without her previous owner. We understand that she used to walk alongside her previous owner who had a walker. She's very calm and has been a nice companion to a senior before now.

Update from Sally's foster family - Aug 15, 2016:

Sally is doing well in her foster home and is a very low key gal. She enjoys lounging around and going for a couple of walks with foster parents and resident dog. Her fur is growing back and she continues to lose the extra pounds. She'll make someone very happy. 
 
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Shooter (#140895) 

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

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

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

 
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Simba (#160536)


Simba is 15 month old yellow neutered male who weighs 74 lbs.  He is up to data on his shots and is heart worm negative.  This cute boy is good with dogs, unknown with cats; and is approved for kids 4 years and up. Simba comes from the suburbs and has no exposure to big cities. Placements are currently limited to single family stand-alone homes in a suburban neighborhood, or rural area.  Because he is still a youngster, he will have a training addendum.


Simba knows sit, down, come and waits for foods until you tell him OK.   He pulls on lead as he hasn’t been on one much but is good with an easy walk harness.  House and crate trained.  Sleeps in his crate at night by choice.  Had the run of the house when his previous owners were at home.

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Sophie #2 (#160238)

Sophie is a 13 year old yellow intact female.  She weighs 66 pounds.  She is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm positive.Sophie is being treated with heartworm preventatives, but will not be receiving injections due to her age and nutrition.  Sophie is a beautiful lady looking for a place to live out her golden years in luxury.  She has a bit of trouble hearing, so visual commands work better for her.  

Update from Sophie's foster - Jul 17, 2016:

Mellow Yellow should be Sophie's theme song. This 13 year old sweetie enjoys several short walks a day, can do steps with no problem, and will sometimes play for short periods. She loves being with people, following you everywhere and sitting by you. She will share your bed if you allow her, and snuggle along side your legs. She asks nothing of you but love, comfort, something yummy, and as much of your attention as you can give her. She is very low maintenance! 

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Sunshine (#160434)

Sunshine is an 8 year old spayed yellow female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartwom negative. She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  She weighs 97 lbs and has officially started a diet to lose about 15.  Sunshine lives up to her name; she's always happy and smiling.   She is a very low maintenance girl and doesn't need to be attached to her human's hip.  Sunshine loves napping on her dog bed and welcomes visitors with kisses and snuggles.  She likes walks and car rides and is learning how to navigate long flights on stairs more confidently.  

Update from Sunshine's foster family: Jul 31, 2016:

Sunshine is a very low maintenance girl and doesn't need to be attached to her human's hip. Sunshine loves napping on her dog bed and welcomes visitors with kisses and snuggles. She likes walks and car rides and is learning how to navigate long

flights on stairs more confidently. 

Update from Sunshine's foster family: Aug 3, 1016

Sunshine continues to open up and show her loving personality!  She has begun to follow Foster Mom (FM) to the kitchen to watch her cook when she no longer sees her in the living room.  Sunshine is a very calm dog who loves hanging out with her people and sleeping on her dog bed.  She's very eager for walks and will get up and head to the front door anytime it's opened.  She is trustworthy in the house and does not chew anything, counter surf, or need to be crated.  Sunshine is an absolute joy who won't demand a lot of your time but will give you lots of love and affection.

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Tony (#160505)

Tony is a 3 year old black neutered male.  He weighs 65 pounds and good with other dogs.  He is approved for kids 10 and up and is heartworm negative.  Tony is a great dog wth a big personality.  He was nervous when he first came to the shelter and took a bit of time to warm and and feel comfortable.  Tony should continue to have training and socialization in order continue growing his confidence.  He prefers to not be around other dogs while eating, so he should be fed separately from other dogs.  Tony loves walks!  He is from the country so placements are limited to stand along single family suburban or rural homes.
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Valentina (#160089) 

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

Update from Valentina's foster family - Aug 2, 2016:

 Valentina is settling in to her new foster home and is a wonderful little girl. She is quite loving and follows her fosters from room to room. She will make a lovely companion for someone with a little patience who will give her the love and attention she's looking for. 





Webster (#160393)

Webster is a six year old yellow neutered male who is good with both cats and dogs and approved for ages 10 and up. He is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. He must go to a home where he will build up his confidence and not be left alone for long periods of time. He is an owner give up who is very confused at his sudden change of circumstances. He is a sweet and beautiful boy who can be timid until he has a little time to warm up to you. He must be an only dog in his forever home. Webster weighs 63 pounds. Webster needs a fresh start with humans who will teach him to trust again.

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Willaby / Moose (#160440)

Willaby is a 5 year old neutered black male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  he is good with other dogs and needs to go to a home without cats or other small animals because he seems to have a prey drive.  Willaby weighs 67 lbs and is available for kids aged 10 and up.  Willaby has a lot of energy and a fenced yard is very valuable for him to burn off some of his energy.  He walks best using a no pull harness.  He's very food motivated and knows a lot of commands including sit,  lie down and come.  He is very sweet and friendly and his foster says that he's a great, typical Lab.

You should definitely watch Willaby on YouTube to get a sense of his goofy and fun loving side. 

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Woodstock (#160453)

Woodstock 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 needs to be adopted to a home with another dog to show him the ropes.  He needs a fenced yard to play in.  He's looking for a calm home and a patient family who will let him become the dog he was meant to be. He enjoys playing with dogs.

Update from Woodstock's Foster: Woodstock had a great first day in his foster home. No accidents and slept crated all night without a single peep. The next morning he was feeling well enough to play-bow to the resident 10 year old Lab. He also feels safe around the confident 15 year old female canine. He completely ignored the cat when they met yesterday. While still a little shy about taking treats directly from new people, he eats them as soon as I put them in front of him on the floor. His safe spot is the hallway outside the laundry room and that's where he likes to hang out. He will need a patient family with a playful dog to show him the way. Woodstock has so much potential. Love him! 



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Zoey (#160520)

 Sorry, no footage of her climbing a tree, but watch this girl learn to play ball.

Zoey is a tree-climbing, 2 year old, neutered black female. Zoey is good with dogs, she chases cats, and is approved for humans ages 10 and up. Zoey wighs 75 pounds, is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. She must go to a single family, detached home in a suburban or rural area. She is a friendly pup who loves to swim and get petted. She does not know much about playing yet, but she is getting the hang of it slowly.  She pulls some on lead but does better on an easy walk harness. Zoey might be house trained as she is keeping her room clean at the kennel. If you happen to have a tree with low branches in your yard, she wold love to climb up so she can perch and look out for critters.

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