Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue A 501(c)(3) 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.


Jack (12) is a loving 3-year-old yellow boy who was surrendered to DLRR by his owners because they could no longer afford his care.  After Jack was brought into DLRR, it was noted that he had some reactivity to men as well as certain situations, so he has received intervention and training from our dog behavior specialist.  Jack is a higher energy boy who needs plenty of  physical exercise and play time.  He also needs mental exercise and then time to rest and relax completely.  He will do best in a structured home with an active but quiet family.  He is a very loving boy who thrives on direction, protection and praise.  He plays beautifully with other dogs and lived with cats in his prior home. He would love to have a trained dog, who is calm by nature, as a buddy.   Jack is a smart boy and will amuse you and bring joy to your life.  He has a kind heart and soul and deserves the best in life. Jack has learned a number of commands,  is kennel trained, treadmill trained, housebroken, and obedience trained.   The trainer will work with his adopter to teach all commands and a calming technique which can help Jack if he gets overstimulated.  Jack requires a committed adopter willing to continue with his training for his long-term success, and who understands that Jack will take some time to feel completely comfortable in new surroundings.  Once he does, however, he will reward you with loyalty and love.  If you would like to meet Jack, give his foster a call!



Thomas is an energetic, 1 1/2 year old black male. He is all puppy so will do best in an active family with no young children. He loves to swim and dive into the pool, in fact many people have said he would make a great dock diver some day! No pool, no problem, as he also likes to exercise by playing fetch, playing with other dogs, and going for walks (when it is not too hot out). He was turned in because his previous family didn't have enough time for him, so exercise and companionship is a must. Thomas is good with dogs and is housebroken, crate trained, and knows some basic commands. He will bark loudly at people and new things until he is comfortable with them and he would benefit from formal training. He likes to chase small animals, so he must go to a no cat household. Thomas has been passed around a lot and he really needs a stable home with a loyal family that can provide training, confidence, and love. He is a real sweetheart and he will be a great companion and protector with the right owner.



Meet Liberty….a sweet, loving, quirky, 8 year old, purebred black lab! She has been with us several weeks now and has settled in very nicely after being turned in by her owner due to changes within their family dynamic. Liberty loves to swim in our pool or play with the hose, she also plays fetch with her tennis ball until you are worn out and is often seen walking around the house with some sort of ball or toy in her mouth, a true lab! It is hard to believe she will be 9 on July 4th as Liberty has great energy and is always up for whatever the family is doing. She walks well on the leash, however will growl at other dogs if they come close while she is on it due to an encounter with an aggressive dog earlier in her life. It is our feeling and experience that Liberty will do best in a home without cats (as she has been known to chase them), someone who is home most of the time or at least has a doggy door, older children, and finally, a home where she can be the only dog.  At 90 pounds, Liberty has about 10 to lose to be at a healthier weight. Speaking of food, Liberty can counter surf with the best of them, so her new family will need to be cautious as to what is left out because she will eat everything!  Liberty is a gorgeous girl who wants nothing more than love, attention, belly rubs and a forever home! 



Maya is an 8mo chocolate love. She is good with dogs and people. She's a little hesitant at first but is very calm. Maya just needs to be in a home where she is loved so that she can build her confidence and know the love of family. She is currently being treated for hookworm and tick fever and is on medication. She is not contagious and is ready to find her new home and start her new life. If you'd like to meet this sweet girl, call her contact.



Indie is an owner turn in. They say he is 11 years old, but he really looks more like 8 years old. Indie's owner has dementia and could no longer care for him properly. The family is unable to take him in so he had been left outside all the time. He is housebroken but not doggie door or crate trained. Indie is good with female dogs and small dogs, cats are unknown. He does like children. Indie had a run in with a large, male dog several years ago, so large male does should be introduced very slowly to see how Indie does. Indie does not currently have a foster, but you can reach out to his contact to set up a meeting and see if it's a match!


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