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.

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Chrissy

Chrissy is part of a bonded pair - to her brother Bear.  Chrissy is sweet, and gorgous, but has been known to be the alpha between her and Bear.  Chrissy is 7.5 years old and was previously adopted over 6 years ago by DLRR, however, Chrissy and Bear have been returned to DLRR, through no fault of their own.  Chrissy is a big girl weighing in at around 110 pounds.  She is currently on a restricted diet to help her regain her waistline.  She is housebroken, but again, due to her size, an XL doggie door will be needed.   She is okay with other dogs, but small dogs might be problematic because she does NOT like cats.  She's okay with children, smaller children would not be recommended again, merely because of her size. 
She rides well in a car, but walks are a bit of a struggle.  Her back legs are a bit weak but are getting a bit better each day, so long walks are not good for her, although she is good on a leash.  She has been very good in her new foster home, and we are learning more each day about her.  I just can't emphasize just how sweet this pair is; you need to meet them to understand.  The family that adopts Chrissy and Bear will need a big heart because these two will melt it! 

 

Arthur

Hi!  My name is Arthur and I am one big lovable 8-year old yellow English lab.  I have a great personality and I just love to cuddle.  Everyone that meets me falls in love with my looks and personality.  I am good in the house and use a doggie door.  I love to be around other dogs, go for rides in the car and walks in the neighborhood.  I am good on the leash except when I see other dogs.  I want to go see all of them; they make me so excited!
I have been batlling skin allergies for quite some time and I have some scars to show for it.  My foster parents are working with the doctors to help me.  Recently, I have been on medication that works really well.  They also tell me that something insdie me called alymph node is enlarged near my back end and sometimes it's a little hard to go #2.
If you are looking for someone to be by your side and make you smile, I am your guy!  Call my foster parents and learn more about me.
 
 

 

Lou

Lou is a very mellow, laid back guy. He enjoys going for car rides, getting belly rubs and just being by your side.  He likes to play Frisbee and run around in the backyard, he doesn’t swim but likes to cool off on the steps. If you would like to meet Lou please give his foster a call.

 

Mylie

Mylie is a 5 1/2 month old little lab mix who weighs about 30 pounds. She was abandoned at the border and someone called into the shelter to have her picked up. This poor baby was taken away from her mama sooner than she should have been but has been living in a home with 3adult Labs who have been showing her the ropes.
Mylie knows the doggie door and is potty trained. She is smart and alert and wanting to learn. Cuddling is one of her favorite past time and having different kinds of toys to play with makes her happy too.
She loves to sleep in bed next to her foster Labs knowing she isn't alone. She is also crate trained when everyone is gone from the house.
Mylie is all puppy and would love another canine friend to play with. She would also do best in a home where her new family won't be gone longer than 4hours a day.
As all puppies go, training will truly benefit her, along with patience and love.
If you are dedicated in the raising of a puppy, please give us a call.

 

Aladdin

Aladdin is a sweet boy who loves kisses.  He has just completed boot camp and is ready for his new forever home. Aladdin is looking for an adopter that will continue his training.  Since he is a kid still learning, we do not recommend a home with small children.  He is ok with other dogs but we don't know about cats.

 

Maysa

Hello, my name is Maysa.  I am an 8 year old girl taking some time to enjoy these days out of the pound. I am not certain how long I was there, but DLRR rescued me from the pound E-List because I have a pink nose.  Many tell me my pink nose fits my sassy personality.  DLRR's vet has looked my nose over and advised that my sunning days be short so as to not cause any more damage to my nose.  The vet's diagnosis is DLE (Discoid Lupus Erythematosus), the kind that affects the color of my skin - like my nose.  My medical condition is currently being treated with medication, which will need to be continued by my new family.  This is definately a manageable condition for me and we are working on getting my nose looking better.  I also have to use sunscreen daily because UV exposure plays a role in this disease.  In addition to my DLE, I have some joint issues that are being cared for now before I get much older - it's a preventative thing.  I am on prescription food for my joints, a joint supplement and fish oil long term and maybe later, I might need daily anti-inflammatories.  So, it's really important that I stay somewhat active and slim. 
I fit in nicely at my foster home - I have two labbie foster siblings and a cat!  I enjoy the daily walks, fluffy dog beds and head rubs AND HUMANS.  I enjoy the companionship and hugs, and give many kisses. 
 
 

 

Ethel

Ethel is a gorgeous 1 year old black female short haired lab that was rescued from the Nogales pound. This girl is full of love and fun, has tons of energy, and the strength to go with it. She is very athletic and will make a great hiking dog, partner to run with, and will need lots of walking to get better on a leash. Ethel would be best in an athletic home with no small children and a family who has the time for training, and possibility of taking dog training classes with her. She loves her foster siblings, especially her 11 month old foster brother. A home with another playful but trained dog equal in size would be ideal. She came to the rescue with no training but is picking up on "sit", "wait", improving on a leash but needs consistent reminders, good in a crate when we are not home, and uses a doggie door. She lives with all boys but has been fine with introductions to females. She is not kitty tested but her personality leads us to think she might like to chase. This girl just wants to love and play with all who meet her and is ready for her forever family! If you want to have your heart stolen, you need to meet Ethel today!!
 

 

Mika

Shamus and Mika are a bonded pair of nine year old yellow labs who were rescued from a dumpster. Shamusis a 78 lb male who could gain a few more pounds but he should be kept on the slim side. He has a great lab lean, loves his tennis ball, ear rubs and his dog bed. Mika is also at 70 lbs, loves attention, belly rubs and she's a real cuddler. As a pair, they are never apart – they follow each other from room to room, taking turns being in the lead. There is no counter surfing, they are house trained and love their treats and meals. The pair can be left alone uncrated, you come home to them cuddled together. Both welcome all visitors; however, we have not seen them with children but reportedly they were playing with kids previously. They are friendly and greet other dogs; cats are not known. Shamus is interested in birds but Mika tends to ignore the backyard guests. They know basic commands. Activity has been restricted due to the healing wounds but soon they should be able to go on walks as tolerated. Shamus and Mika are two smart dogs and are looking forward to their forever home.

 

Shamus

Shamus and Mika) are a bonded pair of nine year old yellow labs who were rescued from a dumpster. Shamus is a 78 lb male who could gain a few more pounds but he should be kept on the slim side. He has a great lab lean, loves his tennis ball, ear rubs and his dog bed. Mika is also at 70 lbs, loves attention, belly rubs and she's a real cuddler. As a pair, they are never apart – they follow each other from room to room, taking turns being in the lead. There is no counter surfing, they are house trained and love their treats and meals. The pair can be left alone uncrated, you come home to them cuddled together. Both welcome all visitors; however, we have not seen them with children but reportedly they were playing with kids previously. They are friendly and greet other dogs; cats are not known. Shamus is interested in birds but Mika tends to ignore the backyard guests. They know basic commands. Activity has been restricted due to the healing wounds but soon they should be able to go on walks as tolerated. Shamus and Mika are two smart dogs and are looking forward to their forever home.

 

Bear

How do you introduce Bear?  Think big, gorgous teddy bear....all 154 pounds of him!  Bear, and his sister Chrissy, were returned to DLRR recently, through no fault of their own. These two are a bonded pair and need to find a home together.  Both are 7.5 years old and as sweet as they come - despite their size.  Bear is currently on a restricted diet and his new family will need to remain committed to his weight loss.  He came into us weighing 165 pounds and is down 11 pounds in a few weeks. Bear loves people and other dogs, but strongly dislikes cats!  Bear's biggest problem is he doesn't seem to realize how big he is and tends to just move everyone and everything out of his way, without realizing it's because of his size.  He truly wants to be a lap dog and given the opportunity, he will try to get as close to your lap as possible.  He walks well on a leash, but is very strong.  He is housebroken, but will need an XXL doggie door.  This big guy will melt your heart.

 

Bertha

Bertha, a 5 1/2 year old black lab, was recently rescued from the West Side Pound, so we are learning more and more about her each day.  The story is told that she has a microchip, and when MCACC called the owner, they said they gave her away and did not know who they gave her to.  She does know "sit" and rides will in a car.  As you can see, this girl is beautiful and loves people. 

Hi my name is Bertha! I am a very lovable 5 1/2 year old, spayed female, black lab. I weigh about 65 pounds. I am housebroken, don't chew or counter surf, and am trustworthy when left alone in the house. I will even let you know when I need to go out and when it's time for dinner. I love all humans and get very excited to meet new ones. I'm not really a fan of other dogs. So, it would probably be best if I were an only dog. I haven't met any cats since I've been in my foster home. So, I can't tell you about them. I do love to go for walks. I pull a little on the leash but I am learning and getting better at it everyday. I also enjoy riding in the car and chasing a tennis balls.

 

Dublin

My name is Dublin, but I don't think I'm Irish.  I am only 1 1/2 years old and full of energy, as expected for my age. I am housebroken and will obey a sit command -  if I want too.  To help reduce my energy level, I go on 2 hour walks in the morning. After the first hour, I am pretty good on the leash and I do ride well in a car.  I love people, but have a tendancy to jump up to kiss you; small children could get knocked over. We walk with kids going to school in the morning with no issues. Not too sure with cats, saw one but it was on the other side of the fence.  I just started to get in my crate to rest today. I do bark when I want attention.  So typical of a puppy, I need a family that will provide training to help me learn my manners and better understand what is expected of me.   

 

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