Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue An Arizona-based Rescue Group

Our Dogs

Contact your Home Visit Coordinator to arrange a meeting with any of our wonderful labs!

PLEASE NOTE: You must complete an adoption application and pass a home visit before we can discuss any questions you have about our available dogs. We will not return phone messages nor answer e-mails about specific available labs on the website unless you have been approved to adopt.

More adoptable dogs can be seen by visiting our Courtesy Referral Pets for Adoption.

Tucker

Hi, I am Tucker the Terrific!  DLRR saved me from the pound in Kingman and it was a great save!  I am a very good boy and so very handsome.  I have been in training to learn structure and to learn some manners with other dogs.  My trainer says I am a gentle giant.  I know all commands, can swim with encouragement and I am awesome on the treadmill. 
Some other fabulous things about me are:  calm, excellent in the crate, no barking or digging, obedient, intelligent, loving, couch potato, mellow.
Some things you need to know to help you decide if you are the correct family for me:  I am a dominant but low energy boy.  I will do best in a home as the only dog.  I might be able to get along with a mellow, older, submissive female.  I have a strong prey drive so no cats, bunny rabbits or small dogs.  I MUST have a firm, fair and committed leader who will continue my training and  I also love and MUST have routine.  These things will help me continue to be a great boy and a best friend for my new family. 
 
Click here to watch Tucker's video "Trained and Ready for Adoption!".

 

Huey

Huey5 is a very handsome, pocket sized, black male, age 1 1/2, who came to us from a backyard breeder.  He likes to play with other dogs, especially his brother, but would probably see a cat as something to chase. He LOVES affection and he even has a special way of giving a person a hug!  Of course, being so young, he would benefit from some training, but he is totally housebroken, rides well in the car, uses the doggy door, is calm for his age, and is pretty good on a leash.  His house behavior is darned good for being so young AND he just ADORABLE!  Huey's previous owner said he was good with her grandchildren so a house with kids would be super-- there'd be more people for him to love.  And more people to share their bed with him at night!  Huey comes with his brother, Dewey, -BUT!-  you get two Labs for the price of one!  What's not to love?!  Call their foster if you want to meet this super sweet pair.

 

Dewey

Hi everyone, Dewey here.  I asked my foster mom to type something up about me.  Looking at my picture, you might notice I am a little smaller for a lab...but is that really a bad thing?!  I am 35 pounds of love and fun.  I didn't come from the best situation (a backyard breeder) and am rather shy with people until I get to know them, but I really love to be petted and I love when people talk to me.  I also love my brother, who is much more outgoing than I am, and we need to be adopted together.  But hey--you get two dogs and only have to pay for one, so that's a good deal if you ask me!   As a young lab, I would benefit from some training but I already am very good in the house.  I use the dog door like a champ, ride well in the car, walk ok on the leash and did I mention I love kids?  Huey and I are ready to get settled into our furever home.  If you are interested in us, call our foster mom.  She just loves to talk about us!

 

Bell

Hi! My name is Bell, and I’m one of the 3 sugar babies. You may have already read about us on facebook… My two sisters and I are only 2 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We used to live outside and got really skinny. The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet who told him we have diabetes. He said he couldn’t take care of us anymore and asked the vet to put us down. Luckily the vet’s receptionist contacted DLRR who took us in! Yep, turned out they saved us…and we are super thankful! All 3 of us need insulin shots, just like humans with diabetes do. My foster parents didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable if you love someone…

It would be great if all three of us could stay together, but I understand that might be difficult. Maybe I could just stay with Coco, because I really like to cuddle with her! Coco is going blind too, just like me. I’m actually blind already because my diabetes wasn’t treated, but I heard rumors they are trying to do eye surgery so that I can see again. It’s not cheap, so DLRR, who rescued us, is taking donations to help. Chances are REALLY good that I can see again and live a happy life. That’s what the eye specialist said. Wouldn’t that be cool?!?! Oh, how I’d love to be able to see again and not bump into stuff and be able to goof around. I do manage pretty well, even being blind, but I do remember what it was like when I was able to see, and it was pretty neat! I miss it…  Of course I’m housebroken, love people and kids, and I am really good in the crate. I actually kinda like it! My foster family always tells me I’m so lovable and such a pretty girl. I can’t see myself in the mirror, but I hope they are right.  Do you want to find out for yourself?

 

Bon Bon

Hi! My name is BonBon, and I’m one of the 3 sugar babies. You may have already read about us on facebook… Apparently we are quite popular! My two sisters and I are only 2 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We used to live outside and got really skinny. The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet who told him we have diabetes. He said he couldn’t take care of us anymore and asked the vet to put us down! Luckily the vet’s receptionist contacted DLRR who took us in! Yep, turned out they saved us…and we are so thankful! All 3 of us need insulin shots, just like humans with Type 1 diabetes do. My foster parents didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable if you love someone…
What else is there to know about me? I am a super cute girl. I love to sunbathe and chase birds, but one of my favorite things to do is cuddle, I just LOVE it! My foster parents have no choice but to love to cuddle with me too because I just drop into their laps when they sit next to me. Plus my coat is sooooo soft... And my face!!! I tell ya…no one can resist me! I also like to play with other dogs, because it’s fun!
I do like being with my sisters, but I have a feeling I’d be ok on my own too. I’m a big girl after all… Since I do like other dogs, I’d love to have a playmate though. Kids love me too and I love them as well; as long as I get belly rubs… I’m housebroken and really good in a crate. What do you say? Do you want to meet me?

 

Coco

Hi! My name is Coco, and I’m one of the 3 sugar babies. You may have already read about us on facebook… We are quite popular! My two sisters and I are only 2 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We used to live outside and got really skinny. The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet who told him we have diabetes. He said he couldn’t take care of us anymore and asked the vet to put us down. Luckily the vet’s receptionist contacted DLRR who took us in! Yep, turned out they saved us…and we are super thankful! All 3 of us need insulin shots, just like humans with diabetes do. My foster parents didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable if you love someone…

It would be great if all three of us could stay together, but I understand that might be difficult. Maybe I could stay with Bell, because I really like to cuddle with her! Bell is already blind, and I’m unfortunately on my way there because my diabetes wasn’t taken care of in time.  Although my vision is better than Bell’s and am not completely blind, it makes me sad sometimes.  But, good news! Bell and I have seen this doctor who thinks he can do eye surgery so that we can see again. It’s not cheap, so DLRR is taking donations to help. Chances are REALLY good though that I can see again and live a happy life. I would really love that because I’ve had it especially rough. You see, I also have valley fever, so it’s taking more time for me to gain weight and get healthy. But I feel like I’m in good care now, and I know they are doing the best they can to help me. You should also know that I’m housebroken, love kids and really like my crate too! I’m super thankful to our foster family, and try to tell them any chance I get by kissing their hands.  Then they pet and kiss me and tell me what a good and sweet girl I am! I love it when they do that… Do you want some kisses from me too?

 

Jada

My name is Jada and I'm a petite one year old girl.  My training mom and dad nicknamed me "pee wee" because that silly name seems to brings me out of my shell and encourages me to play.  I'm timid and withdrawn at first until I have a chance to settle in and trust you so I need a confident but gentle family.  I do best in a structured, quiet home and am good with both men and women so long as you are patient with me and have a gentle spirit.  DLRR rescued me when I was pregnant at the shelter and I had 8 beautiful pups in a safe foster home.  No one knows what my life was like before, but it clearly was not good. Nowadays, I'm mastering confidence-building tasks like walking the high ramp and playing food games that allow me to use my nose.  I love to work for my meals and will build my trust slowly with you as you hand-feed me.  My training mom will guide you every step of the way to ensure we're both set up for success.  She suggests continuing training with me to give me the best shot at building my confidence in the world.  Children would definitely be too loud and active for me. My ideal family is an individual or couple who have no other dogs but have lots of love and patience. I will love them so much in return!

 

Hershey

OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOU!!! I might be a "senior" but with my super cool meds (tramadol and rimadyl) I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE being an active sweetheart! Walks? MY FAVORITE! Toys? MY FAVORITE! Toys that squeak? MY FAVORITE! Love and pets? MY FAVORITE! Food? MY FAVORITE! Soft comfy beds? MY FAVORITE! You?? MY FAVORITE! Sorry, I got distracted for a second! My foster mama says I'm her favorite Hershey's kiss, her little mochachino.  I think that's good? I am SO loving and SO fun and SO happy to be with you! I don't require a ton of exercise, but did you see that I LOVE my walks?? I'm a very faithful companion and will take alllllll the loves you can give, but when you're done, I'm happy to go snooze on a bed not too far away from you! I'm perfect in the house (if you don't mind picking up the remains of toys that I enjoy destroying!) and I am an expert at that doggie door thing! I take my food last (do I really have to wait for my foster brother and sister to eat first?) and I don't get territorial with food.  I do LOVE my toys, so if you have another doggie, I'm going to try to play with him or her and I might decide they CAN'T play with my toys,   As long as I have boundaries and a safe place to call my own I'm perfect! My foster mama has a crate with a super cushy bed for me if I want to go into "my" room, but I really don't go in there anymore because I LOVE being with my family! 
So who is perfect for me? A lower energy home with a mama and/or daddy who can appreciate that I love to play and walk, but that I do have my limits.  I need to meet any other doggies and I might have a transition/adjustment period figuring out where I fit in, but once I do, I'm PERFECT! Actually, I'm perfect just the way I am! I do take medicine with each meal - some little pink thing for my thyroid and that awesome Rimadyl and Tramadol to keep me active! Can I meet you and give you super sweet kisses? 

 

Gentry

Hey guys, I’m back! Gentry here, I’m a small, special needs chocolate boy around 1 year old now. I’m loving, friendly and playful, but I’m also a survivor. After a short time in the DLRR dogalog back in August, I was diagnosed with distemper after my sis tested positive. After a few tough weeks and some extra time in foster care, I’ve managed to beat the odds. The virus has left me with some noticeable muscle ticks/tremors, but they don’t slow me down one bit! I’m housebroken and know some basic commands that my foster parents taught me, but I could definitely benefit from some training classes to help me with recall and to walk better on the leash. I’m still very much a puppy, so ya know, puppy energy!! I’m good in the car, I love sleeping in my crate at night, and I get along with cats, dogs and kids. I also love playing with my foster doggy sister and I follow her everywhere. I’m very attached to her like I was with my real sister, so I really need to go to a home with another dog that will play with me and keep me company. Of course I love my humans, too. My tail is always wagging when I see them and I like to roll on my back tummy rubs. I certainly have lots of love to give, so make sure you call up my foster mom!

 

Rusty

Rusty is a handsome young man of approximately 18 months of age.  He is just starting to mature but still has a lot of puppy energy about him.  He absolutely loves everyone and needs an owner who is committed to following through on the training he has received as well as providing his exercise needs several times a day.  He knows all of his commands and is still learning to relax in a car.  He is determined to be the driver if you let him.  He has an abundance of playfulness in him and has played well with many different dogs at his training camp.  He is a tall boy who likes to roughhouse with the right dogs and would be best with larger breed animals.  Due to his gorgeous size and high energy, he would be best in a home without small children to knock over.  He loves to run, play, treadmill, swim, walk, play ball and participate in just about anything that involves action.  If left alone unsupervised, he will find his own ways to amuse himself.  He is kennel trained and will bark to let you know he needs to potty outside.  If you are an active person, Rusty is your boy.
 
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Jams

Jams is one special boy. Having lived most of his life outside by himself, he wants to be right by his people. He takes no time for warming up to you. He will immediately put his head in your lap for pets or drop the ball in front of you to throw. Apparently he is 10 years old? Well, I have never seen a 10 year old lab like Jams. He will play fetch till you are tired( not him), jog as many miles as you want and likely hike Camelback! He absolutely loves to swim but will only jump in the pool if you invite him. He is an absolute pleaser. He knows sit and stay and is perfectly potty trained. He loves kids and all dogs. He plays very well. I'm not sure about cats but I would guess he wouldn't try to hurt one. He loves the car and is great on a leash. He also sleeps perfectly on a dog bed all night long but of course would love to sleep with a loved one in their bed too. Jams suffers from separation anxiety so he would really like an owner or family where people are home often. He is currently on medication for it and it is helping him. He will need to be crated in a secure crate while owners leave the house. I believe Jams will make such an amazing addition to anyone who has the time to spend with him and is looking for that immediate unconditional love from a lab.

 

Sasha

Sasha is just as sweet and attentive as they come. She is a yellow lab mix, approximately 5 years old & 60 lbs. She loves to meet new people & her favorite past time is to cuddle!  Sasha was thought to be blind, however after spending time with her, we have found that she does have limited sight.  It doesn't stop her from running around the yard, finding dog toys to play with and using the dog door on her first introduction.  When we first received her to foster, I had forgotten that she was blind and it took me over an hour to realize that she was blind. The lack of sight does not slow her down one bit.  Sasha is part Shar-pei as you can see in her ears and the black spot on her tongue. She loves to play with other dogs, but barks at cats.  When she is by herself she is perfectly content curling up for a nap or just watching you go about your day. Sasha does not know many commands, but we are working on that as well as leash training.  She is just so excited to go for a walk and wants to sniff everything! She also loves to go for rides in the car.  She does very well in a crate & is fully housebroken. Since day 2 in her foster home, she has not been in a crate and she has never gotten into or chewed on anything she wasn't supposed to. (Except socks and slippers that she likes to pick up and carry around but she doesn't chew on them.)  She would be a wonderful addition to any family.

 

Buster

Hi, my name is Buster (my foster mom calls me Buzz).  I am a silky sweet 10 month old chocolate boy.  My life was about to be cut short when DLRR stepped in to save me.  My previous owners found me hanging by my neck when I was about 13 weeks old and rescued me.  They were an older couple and I spent a lot of time crated.  As a result, I did not develop rear hip and leg muscles like a youngster should have.  During a recent vet visit my owners said they could not care for me any longer and asked the vet to put me to sleep.  Thankfully DLRR was contacted and I was whisked away to safety.
Fast forward...I have been with my foster family for about six weeks and I am feeling GREAT!  I love my walks and I have so much fun chasing after my foster brother.  I can be trusted in the house and have been 100% good about taking care of business outside.  I sleep through the night on my dog bed and I don't mind going in my crate.  I love everyone I meet, both people and dogs.  Am not sure about cats, but I am a pretty mellow guy who just wants to please.
My forever family will need to continue my supplements and meds.  I do love to go on walks, but no runners please.  If you are looking for a mellow lab,  I am your boy!

 

Ross

Hi, I'm Ross. I'm an adorable 7 week old black male. I was born 10/9. My mom has the sweetest disposition and my foster mom says I'm just as sweet. I will be neutered 12/8 and then I will be ready for my forever home. Since I'm so young, I must go to a home where I won't be left alone more than 4 hours. Please call my foster mom if you'd like to meet me!

 

Pappy

Hi, I'm Pappy. I'm an adorable 7 week old black male. I'm super sweet, just like my mom. I was born 10/9. I will be neutered 12/8 and will be ready for my forever home after that. Since I'm so young, I must go to a home where I won't be left home alone more than four hours. Please call my foster mom if you'd like to meet me!

 

Victor

Meet Victor! He is 7 weeks old. His birthday is 10/9. Victor will be neutered 12/8/16 and will be available for adoption after that. Since he is so young, he must go to a home where he won't be left more than 4 hours. Please call foster if you would like to meet this sweet boy.

 

Lilly

Lilly is an absolute sweetheart. She loves attention. Her little tail wags whenever she sees people. She is only 13 weeks and 18 lbs. We are still working on potty training, crate training and leash training has been put on hold till she heals from her spay. Lilly has the cutest little white patch on her face beautiful black eyes. When she stares into yours you can see all the hope and love in her soul. She is looking for a furever family to help her grow into the best mix alot labbie there can be. Meeting her is like meeting destiny.

 

Olivia

Hi, my name is Olivia!  I'm a 13 week old black lab mix.  My foster mom calls me "sweet pea" or "luv bug" I love to snuggle!  I love to follow her around and see what she is doing.  I like to help when I can.  I have a foster brother who is a golden retriever and a foster sister who is a bigger version of me!  I love playing with them!   There is a kitty here too but, she doesn't like to play.  She makes hissing sounds and lightly swats at me.  Sometimes I bark at her but, then I go and play with my brother and sister!  I'm working on potty training, my foster parents tell me I'm doing a really good job, I don't have a doggie door here but, I run to the door.  I get sad when I have to go in my crate, I don't like it.  I'm working on it and getting better.  Did I mention I like toys, chew bones and Antlers!  I don't know if I like to swim, my foster parents don't have a pool.  I just started walking on a leash and sometimes I get stubborn and sit down.  I'll get the hang of it.  If you are looking for a high energy luv bug, please call my foster mom! 

 

Madison

DLRR gave me the name Madison but my foster family has been calling me Liv! I am 14
weeks. I am very cute & beautiful. I love to cuddle!!! I like to take naps because I am still
growing so much every day. I sometimes follow the command sit but an still working on it. I
am not fully potty trained yet but still working on it. I will need some puppy training because
I like to jump. I am very playful!!! I am comfortable in a kennel with a comfy dog bed. If you
are interested you can foster to adopt me. I am not yet fixed so as soon as I am you can adopt
me. In the mean time you can cuddle and play with me as my foster.

 

Stevie Jane

Introducing STEVIE JANE:  She is a beautiful, large (but slender), yellow, 5-year old energetic lab.  She came to DLRR because her owners’ son has allergies. She has only been with us a short time so we are still getting acquainted but it was reported to us that she is not fond of small dogs but will warm up to larger dogs.  Cats are unknown. She knows some commands (doesn’t always do them, though) and walks well using a slip lead.  The doggie door took a day to conquer and she is housebroken.  Accidentally alone in the house for two hours (because I didn’t latch her crate correctly), she did not get into mischief but would have cleaned the counters had anything edible been left there.  Her large crate is her sanctuary and she enters it willingly and sleeps well and quietly all night.  She adores her chew toys and anyone who prepares her meals. As of this writing, it appears she would do very well with owners who love to run, swim, hike, and in a house with older children. She does need to learn manners as her excitable nature usually rules. With food as a reward, she will respond to: "sit, stay, OK, down, off," and "give me a kiss!"

 

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