Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue An Arizona-based Rescue Group

Our Dogs

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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.

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Hi, my name is Bree.  By way of introduction, I am a 9 year old girl that loves life.  I can't wait to start each day; I awake each morning with such enthusiasm and the first thing on the agenda is a walk < walks>.  My foster family's house has grass, but it's always wet in the morning, so I insist on going for a walk around the block so that a girl can do her business on gravel and not wet grass. My morning schedule is pretty simple - breakfast, some time to play in the hose, a few tennis ball retrievals and then I'm good for a morning nap.  While my foster mom goes to work, you can usually find me during the day on the dog bed planted at the front window where I can play security (aka I like to watch out and announce to anyone walking by that I'm on guard).  I share my foster household with three other labbie girls, one girl that looks a bit different than us (aka cocker spaniel) and my pal, the cat.  We hold down the household during the day.  When my foster mom returns in the evening, we repeat the routine, without the walking part because it's too hot for my feet.  Dinner is served, we have some playing time in the hose and grass (one of my four-legged foster siblings likes to play keep away with my toys), and then some cuddling time.  When the clock hits 8pm, it's time for me to go to bed.  In summary, my needs are simple. 
I like everyone, however, you have to give me some time to warm up to you.  Once I determine you're okay, you will always find me within reach.  I am doggie door trained, can be trusted alone in the house for day, and like a treat or two during the day (marrow bones are one of my favorites).  One last note, like any girls my age, I have to take a few pills each day to ease my aches and pains, which are minimal, considering I live in a tri-level house with lots of stairs. 
If you think you are in need of a companion like me, please call me foster mom.  It's nice to hear her bragging about me from time to time. 



Hello Everyone,  I am Lexi and I am 8-1/2 years old.  I am a yellow, housebroken Lab with a so, so sweet personality.  I do NOT chase birds, rabbits or cats.  I do NOT bolt out the door and pull on my leash.  Want to know why? Because I can't.  Never really wanted to do these things last year but  it seems that I have added a few pounds in recent months so I now placidly saunter around the house and yard and nap a lot.  I LOVE my morning walks and me and my foster sister, Mona, groom and lick-clean this home's pet Lab.  He thinks he has a harem. So seeing my pictures I know you can tell that I need to continue a healthy diet and increasing exercise.  However, did they have to rub it in by putting me on a food with "Fat Dog" in the name?  I mean, really?
I dream of having a forever home with people that will patiently peel away my extra layers to see a svelte lady that promises to be well-behaved, loyal and ever so loving!



Banjo 2 is an 8 year old Male, Black Lab, that is a little shy at first, but warms up once he knows he can trust and then he is a love bug. He loves to go for walks, he actually prefers to jog lightly.  He is a big sweet boy weighing  about 100 lbs. He gets along with some other dogs. He tends to want to be the boss dog of the house , but usually  gets along well  with little dogs. We are not sure about cats. He is very obedient and knows sit, stay and down.  He is also housebroken and knows how to use a dog door. Banjo has epilepsy that is under control with medication that runs under $20.00 a month.



We just can't see how our incredible Luigi hasn't found his forever home
yet! This fox red English Labbie is 5 yrs old and an active guy. He
loves to investigate and play! Luigi has been getting some training
while looking for his forever home and we are so very proud of all the
progress he has made. Luigi was surrendered to us by a family that found
him running alone in a very bad part of town. To keep him safe they were
keeping him in an abandoned home until we came in to get him. We so want
this boy to find the perfect family for him cause he deserves it - he is
so loving and he has been working hard on learning good manners. Luigi
would request an active home that is going to continue to work with him
on training - he is SO smart and seems to enjoy the challenges training
provides him. Luigi is incredibly sweet and loving and will be an
amazing companion! He is ok with most other dogs with proper
introduction but he is cool with being an only dog too and he deserves
to get as much attention as possible to make up for his past. Could your
home be the one our Luigi has been searching for? 



Hi, my name is Lucy and this is my sister Pixie.  Our mom and dad are returning us to DLRR because my dad is very sick.  They rescued us back in 2008.  We love water, retrieving tennis balls and taking naps.  We love children, other dogs and getting our fur brushed.  We are crate trained and bark when we need to go out.  I am the alpha kid and Pixie is ok with that.  We are 8 years old.  If you are looking for 2 mellow ladies, please call.  Oh, Pixie says hi!



Hi I'm Pixie!



Shay is a yellow female age 1.5.  She was found as a stray with a litter of 5 puppies  All of her puppies have found good homes and now it is time for her to find hers.  She is an active dog that likes to run, play with toys and play tug of war.  She does better with male dogs than females.  She is housebroken and uses a doggy door.



Sarge is 9 yrs old and very well behaved. Sarge got to meet the
grandkids and he was great with all of them! Sarge is calm in the car
and a great passenger. Sarge is exceptionally gentle, he loves to cuddle
in bed and be with you wherever you go. Sarge has had some problems with
his paws in the past so his feet are sensitive and he really prefers to
walk on grass vs gravel. Sarge also isn't a big fan of black dogs -
although he is great with all other dogs that aren't black! We have no
idea why he is picky on the color, but he is! Sarge is a huge favorite
of DLRR cause he is just a total love bug! 



Snickers is a 4 year old boy who was turned in due to the owner becoming to sick to care for him. He loves children and  being with people. Snickers would go to the dog park for play time when he was with his owner. He is a sweet boy who would love a home where he can go for walk or run. He is house broke and you can trust him while you are gone. 



Russell was an owner turn in because his family was moving out of state and could not take him with. Russell is a bundle of energy for an 9 year old Lab. He loves to go for walks and walks very nicely on a leash, he knows sit, down and likes to give you ‘five’. He especially likes to be by your side to get lots of cuddles, which his foster mom loves because his coat is smooth like silk. He’s not much of a fetcher but he does love his tennis balls and other toys which he likes to carry around the house. He enjoys running around the house with his human foster brother who likes to play hide and seek with him. Russell is a super sweet dog who is looking for his forever home, could that be with you?



Meet Doug the Dog!  He is a very sweet, lovable puppy and he is incredibly smart. Doug is getting better all the time at learning his obedience. He plays well with dogs but sometimes he forgets his boundaries as most puppies do. He adores toys and thinks everything should be a game. He has lots of energy and loves to run and play. He is just so handsome and a joy to be around. Doug would make a great fit for an active family!



Hi my name is Pongo and I love you! No, really, I love you! I love all humans! Dogs are alright, but I would rather spend my time being petted and cuddling with my humans. I would prefer if we spent all our time together, but I don't mind napping while you're gone because then I can be sooooo happy you're home! I know how to use the doggie door like a pro and I'm trustworthy in the house while you're gone. I know how to sit for my food and I know the word "no" really well. I probably hear that word so much because I don't really know many other words yet, but I'm learning! I've been told I am the George Clooney of dogs because of my salt & pepper fur patches. Even though I'm only 6, I think it makes me look like the distinguished gentleman I am! So, if you want a very best friend and don't mind helping me learn some new words, please ask to meet me! I will love you!



This handsome boy is Daytona. He is a gorgeous, 7 year old, neutered, fox red lab. He is one of the most stunning dogs we have had the pleasure of fostering to date. He is such a lover, is dog door trained and is great with kids, cats and dogs. He is such a character, full of expressions and every interaction with him will leave you with a smile on your face. Dont miss the chance to meet this amazing dog. oh yeah, a couple things we havent mentioned, hoping you would be so in love with him so far, that these things wouldnt stop you from meeting him.....he is blind, but this does not stop him from living life to the fullest. . He gets along in new environments quite well. He can still do all the things that dogs do, with no issues, such as walks to the park, car rides, maneuver through a dog door and go up and down the stairs, he knows the commands sit and down. He loves to play, can jump in the air and play with toys. He is great with cats, because he cant see them. :-) He also has a very low titer of valley fever and is currently on medication. He will be re-tested in 3 months to re-check his titer. He would do best in a home that is not extremely cluttered with items on the floor, other than that, he needs a home that is full of love, but that goes without saying, as that is at the top of any dogs wish list.



Sweet, gentle yellow female 7 years old.  Had an eye removed due to either glaucoma or trama other eye 50/50 chance of glaucoma and going blind in that eye.  Needs  two kinds of eye drops, one daily & one 3 times a week.  Approx cost $65 every 6 weeks.  Housebroken, can be trusted in the house and no food issues. Initially apprehensive with dogs but warmed to my lab & poodle quickly.  She needs someone to make a lifetime committment to her eye health issues. Fine with kids, unsure of cats.



Meet Bruce 5, he is a big snuggly Teddy Bear. an 8 years young with the "happiest tail" in the state. He is a wonderful companion, very easy going & just wants to hang out with his toys & greet you lovingly when you come home.
Bruce is housetrained, trustworthy in the house, walks well on the leash, knows to sit,& shake his paw, he's good with kids, not bothered by cats but we feel he should maybe be the only dog in the family. When I first started to foster him he was a little over weight at 92lbs but we have been working on that & he looks quite trim now. He is not a high energy dog but enjoys his walk early in the morning. Bruce has been swimming a couple of times but that is not high on his list of "must do", he sometimes will paddle on the top step. Bruce is a very good dog & loves to get hugs & tummy rubs, he also loves to sit on your feet. Bruce would like to find his forever home soon, he's been in foster for over 5 weeks.



Ah, Hope...our  little bundle of love, energy and trouble. She is a genuine sweetie and for a puppy is quite well behaved,. She is familiar with how to use a dog door, but still has accidents from time to time. She is a real lover. She is a puppy and does enjoy being mischevious, heck, that is what being a puppy is all about, right?!
She is great with dogs, kids (but does puppy nibble) and she thinks cats are her personal play friends. She has a bunch of energy and is very smart. She will require training and is in the beginning stages of  being a "counter surfing" prodigy, we have been working with her on this, but she prefers to follow the examples of her peers, rather than her humans. As a puppy, she is quite good at using her selective hearing and ensuring she pushes boundaries to the limit, BUT these are all typical characteristics of a puppy and are easily trainable in this stage. She is truly beautiful, has a shiny, soft coat and precious puppy dog eyes. She would make a great addition to an active family and should be in a home with other playful, active dogs. She loves water and swimming and overall is a shining star. 



My name is Molly and I am a 6 year old, "full figure" yellow lab.  Rumor has it that I am a tad bit overweight so they brought in the expert foster to put me through doggie boot camp.  I'm getting better on the leash; I love people, other dogs and ride well in the car.  I am housebroken and can be trusted alone in the house.  I must confess one of my bad habits is barking at strange noises.  Once I figure out what it is, I stop barking.  I need a family who will be committed to my weight loss and getting me in tip, top shape.  Please meet me!!
Boot camp update:  Ok humans, I lost 8 lbs. already and am starting to get my girlish figure back!  I love my early morning power walks and my evening visit to the dog park where I can run for an hour and play with other dogs. 



My name is Presley and I got to my new foster home last Saturday, Aug 2. I have settled in nicely and love my new buddy Gunner, a 2 yr old chocolate lab who loves to play and wrestle just like I do. He also loves to jump and swim in the pool but I am still a little unsure of it. My foster parents tried to get me to go in but I think I need a little more time to get used to it. I did learn to play with the waterhose and do love this new game. I know and obey basic commands such as sit and stay. I walk well on a leash but will try to get away if I get out. My foster mom had to chase me down the street once already and now she watches me very closely so I don't get out the door anymore. It's for my own safety she says. I love dogs and love to play and run with them at the park. I am a little shy with people and want to bark at them for some reason and it takes me a while to warm up. But my foster parents are working with me to gain more trust and confidence. I will need parents who are willing to be patient and work with me on this little issue of mine. Other than that I am a very handsome and loveable boy my foster mom says. I love to cuddle with them every chance I get. Come and check me out.
Presley loves to play and chase tennis balls. He can be trusted in the house alone, does not chew. He is getting familiar with the pool and puts his front paws on first step to retrieve the ball out of his foster brother's mouth-too funny. He is active and loves running and playing at the dog park. He gets along great with other dogs but still barks when he first meets newcomers and takes a little to warm up. He is the parfect guard dog in the house and makes a loyal companion.



Ginny is new to foster but what we know about this girl is she is great with dogs small and large, had a good time playing in the pool and enjoyed a bath. She is house broke, and is using the dog door. Ginny is great in the car and the house. More to come
Ginny arrived Tuesday afternoon for us to foster and has been a delight to have in our home.  She gets along great with our 20 lb Chiweenie, our cat and our 10 and 14 year old children.  She went for a swim with the kids when they got home and loved it.  We don't have a fence around the pool and is so polite that she won't go for a swim unless she is told it is ok!  She is a great house dog and can be trusted when left alone.  She didn't exhibit any signs of anxiety when I left or returned after a 2 hour meeting yesterday.  She hasn't had a single accident in the house and although we don't have a dog door, seems to know that waiting by the back door is a great way to let me know she needs to 'go'.  She loves her evening walks/ runs with us and although she pulled a bit on the leash the first night, she already did much better last night.  She knows the commands "sit" and  "down".  She is very polite and even my kids are impressed that she could have easily taken food off their plates if she wanted to, but chooses not to.  They think she has great manners!  She is love bug and will relish lying her head in your lap and cuddling with you.  Overall, I think Ginny will be an easy and welcome addition to any home that will love her and give her a great labby life!



Hello everyone, My name is Coda and I'm least that's what my foster mom says.  I'm a female 8 year old black beauty.  I'm house trained and use the doggie door and do like to go for a little swim with my foster sisters.  I' m great on the leash and love to go for walks.  I do need to lose a few pounds but my foster mom is helping me out with that.  I also love to go on car rides and am great in the car.   I also can be left in the house with no problems.  I forgot to mention I'm very loving and a sweet girl.  I came from a home with 2 other labs and a poodle but i do need to get introduced slowly to any dogs in the house.  I would love to meet you and be your forever friend. I am so good on the leash so if you like to walk here I am.



Scamp has been an absolute joy. No accidents in the house. Friendly with Sally and no problems with other dogs or people on our walks. I don't know how he does with cats. Very affectionate. No bad habits observed (yet). Listens well and responds to "No" but I dont' have to say "no" very much. He tried to get on the bed the first night but quickly learned that he has his own comfy dog bed. Scamp did not make a move from the dog bed until my "Good Morning." No wake-up calls! Scamp will make someone a great companion. He walks well. I haven't heard him bark yet. Just wants to be where his human goes. He's a lover!  I've left him uncrated in the house and he seems to be doing just fine.



Sally is a purebred female chocolate lab. She just turned 7 on August 9, 2014. Sally is very well behaved. She is housebroken and very easy. She loves her belly rubbed. She likes to follow me around but is very polite. Sally gets along well with other dogs and I am told she came from a house with 4 children and did very well.Sally is an owner turn in who had her since she was six weeks old, but was moving and couldn't take her. I don't know how Sally does with cats. Sally is overweight now, but loves long walks. She also does well on  a leash.  Sally is one sweeeeeeeeeeeeet dog!



Meet Oso (the gentle giant). Oso (spanish for Bear) came to us through an owner surrender. His owners were moving in to an apartment and were unable to keep him. He is a 2 year old, neutered, black lab mix (with German Shepherd). He has spent his entire life outdoors and is getting situated in his foster home. He is such a sweet dog, with a medium energy level. He constantly seeks out attention from his humans and is very playful. I think he would do best as an only dog in the house or paired with his 5 year old black lab mother, that he has been with his entire life, they share a special bond. He is a good with older children. If you are looking for a snuggle bug, this is your guy.


Dogs Awaiting a Foster Home...


Memphis is extremely handsome 4 yr old boy. Memphis is very sweet and has been around older kids and really enjoyed them giving him a walk. He is gentle and knows the commands for sit and wait. Memphis does seem to be picky on his dog friends though and we aren't sure about kitties. Memphis has been waiting for a foster home to open up so we don't know how he is in the home yet. Memphis is a great dog and we know his forever family is out there just waiting to make his dreams of a family all his own come true!