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.

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!

 

Alvin

Hi! My name is Alvin and my foster Mom says I'm one of the most endearing dogs she has ever met. I'm about 2 years old, athletic and strong, but I have learned to walk on a leash quite nicely since my foster Dad switched me to a head collar.
I love to play with the other dogs here and with my toys, but my favorite thing to do is hunt lizards. They tell me I have a high prey drive and I guess I do - I even try to catch birds when they fly overhead. So I am not suited to a home with cats or other small creatures.
When I'm not playing I settle down very nicely and I just want to be near my humans, especially when they give me some attention and love on me. I'm comfortable in my crate and can be left several hours with no problems. That's where I sleep at night as well.
I can't wait to find my forever home and am looking for an active family with lots of love to give. As much as I enjoy the other dogs here, I would be quite ok as an only dog as long as I get the love and attention from my humans.
I like kids but very small children might find me a bit overwhelming. I'm kind of clumsy at times and my long tail is always wagging!
So far no one has been able to convince me that swimming is a good idea, but I love to play tug-of-war, chew on toys and chase things!
I'm very curious so my foster family hasn't left me alone uncrated, just to be on the safe side. I'm pretty tall and can counter surf also.
My best trick is sitting and staying for peanut butter. In fact all you have to do is say those words and I run to the spot and sit waiting for that magic stuff!
I'm a big sweet goofball and will make the right family or person a terrific companion. If you think you are the right forever family please call.

 

Rosie

I'm Rosie & am a 9 year old 69 lb. female black Labbie beauty with gorgeous eyes, a chill disposition and a quirky but funny personality so Ive been told. I was a stray in Pinal County but have adapted quickly to my foster home setting.  I recently completed treatment for heartworm and our DLRR vet cleared me to be available for adoption just recently and I have no other known medical needs.  I know how to use a doggie door and have been trustworthy at home for extended periods of time without a crate.  I've done some counter-surfing when my foster folks aren't around when I think there maybe treats to nibble on.  I'm a quiet gal, rarely bark and I know a few commands & am fair on the leash.  Im ok with swimming but it is not a necessity.  Im best in a home without kitties.  I am dog-friendly & good with kids & other strangers.  I enjoy belly rubs and taking daily walks but mostly just like to be around humans.  I'm not much for chewing anything but I REALLY enjoy doggie treats while trying to learn new commands (cuz I really want make my family proud), but I do like my Kong with some treats & peanut butter in it.  
 
Please consider opening your heart & home to a senior doggie like me, we are soooo worth it & have soooo much affection to give!  Don't forget we DLRR labbies are microchipped and vetted.  If you think I may be a good fit for you and you are an approved adopter, please contact my foster folks.

 

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?

 

Hershey

Hi! Am I really in a safe place? I can finally relax? Okay.  This feels good! I was brought to the pound because my owners said I was "too expensive." The nice ladies at DLRR didn't seem to think my owners ever spent any money taking care of me.  They think I had a lot of puppies in the past, but those days are behind me! I'm not the youngest pup out there (I'm over 11!) so I'm really low maintenance! My foster mama hasn't had me very long, but I haven't had an accident in the house, so she thinks I'm housetrained. Im not sure about this doggie door thing! I just want a nice, quiet, soft place to sleep and nice people to give me love.  My back legs aren't working as well as I'd like them to, so I'm kind of slow.  But that's no reason to throw me away! I have a lot of love to give, and an endless supply of sweet kisses for my family.  Are YOU looking for a sweet angel? I'm your girl! 

 

Lucky

There is only one word for Lucky, Amazing!  Lucky is a beautiful and loving labrador retriever.  He came to DLRR after living his life on a chain.  Something that he holds against no one.  He loves to swim and to run but most of all he just wants to lay on your feet and be loved.  He is heartworm positive and will require continuing treatment.  He will need extra special time and care to make the transition into his new home an easy one.  He is great around all other dogs and amazing with children.  He would be great in a home with someone home a good amount of the time.  Lucky is one of a kind! 

 

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.

 

McKensie

McKensie is a housebroken 4-year-old black female and is an absolute sweetie. She loves having her belly rubbed and will roll over for one the minute you're within an arm's length of her. She is definitely a people dog. She adores humans and will shower you with love and kisses. She curls up right next to you on the couch and in bed. While she is okay with cats, she wants to be an only dog. McKensie loves going for car rides and will jump right in and make herself at home in the backseat. She and her foster mom go roller blading every morning; she loves running and exploring outdoors, and she's great on a leash. Treats are one of her favorite things to be spoiled with. She can sit, lie down, and stay on command. McKensie would love to meet you!

 

Blitz

Blitz (aka Charlie) is a big-boned, beautiful fox red, male, age 5, who lived outdoors his entire life.  He spent the summer in a fenced in a pool area and his days sitting in the pool.  He has adjusted to the indoor life quite well at his foster home.  He loves to lounge on the couch or his dog bed and sleeps well through the night.  Charlie does need an adopter who is patient and understanding that he has to learn how to behave in the house and what is proper behavior. He's getting there with his foster family but it’s something he has to keep working on. He learned the dog door immediately and is housebroken.  He walks wonderfully on the leash with his foster family, every morning and night, and loves his walks.  Charlie would benefit from a home where his exercise and diet are a priority.  He’s not sure about playing with toys but does get excited when he hears his foster sister squeak toys. Charlie may also do best in a home where he’s the only dog and would benefit from training.

 

Chip

Hi, I am Chip.  I am a big, loveable yellow lab, almost pure white.  They say I weigh 75 lbs and I am about 5 years old.  Although I am big, I am gentle and sweet.  I was rescued by DLRR after being trapped in the floods by Nogales in early September.  I had to have some teeth fixed and now I am neutered and up-to-date on all of my shots.  My foster brother and I love to play outside, I like to go for walks and I do OK on a leash. I am well-mannered on my walks when we meet people and other dogs.  Although I like the outdoors, I am good in the house too except for a bit of counter surfing.  I have been left alone with my foster brother for 3-4 hours and we did fine.  My foster hasn’t had me in a crate but I was very stressed when I was kenneled after surgery.  I will sleep anywhere, start with cuddling but prefer to sleep on the floor rather than my bed.  I respond well to tone of voice but don’t yet understand the commands my foster uses. 
My foster says I am a very handsome and regal dog, I was obviously the king of the beasts in my former home.  I get along well with my 8 mo old foster brother.  I have not met a cat yet.  

 

Sasha

Sasha is a very loving lady. The vet thinks she is about 5 years old and weighs 60 lbs. She loves to meet new people & her favorite past time is to cuddle! She secretly wants to be a lap dog, so her new family will need to decide if she's too big for that! Sasha has a vision issue that the vets think she was born with, so she has limited sight but that does not stop this little one! She learned her way around her foster home within the first day. Her foster family says she can see lights & things that come close to her, almost like she is severely near sighted. Due to her vision, Sasha can get anxious easily but with a little patience & a family who makes her feel comfortable she will do great. She loves to play with her foster parents & enjoys squeaky toys. She is currently living with three foster siblings & likes play or wrestle with them. Meeting new dogs can be stressful for her so if she is going to have siblings in her forever home, it might be best if they were not high energy. It seems that she does not know many commands (ie. sit, lay down, stay) but she is eager to please & will continue working on these with her foster mom. She does very well in a crate & is fully housebroken.

 

Joshua

Hi! My name is Joshua and I was on the "Sleep Forever" list in Nogales until the nice people at DLRR came and took me away.  I am a 1-2 year old lab mix that looks mostly lab but my foster mom says I'm really short! I'm proud to say I totaly had my foster mom fooled into thinking I was a mellow, laid-back kind of guy but after 2 days of adjusting to new surrounds and recovering from surgery I'm back to my old self with a vengance. I may be shorter and lighter than my foster brothers and sister but boy do I romp with them! I'm making my older brother share his toys and I like to chase the ball but when I bring it back I stop a few feet away and puppy bow so that you can tell me what a good boy I am.  I'm eating like a champ and my foster mom is trying to make sure I gain just a little more weight but not too much.  I would love to find a forever home with a brother or sister but as long as you love me I wouldn't mind being an only child.  If you think you might like to meet me please call my foster mom.

 

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