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.


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.



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!



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 following commands: heel, sit, down, stay, come, free, no, quiet, and off. Memphis has been to doggie school and needs someone who will consistently reinforce his training. Memphis is housebroken, doesn't bark when unnecessary, no digging, no chewing, and does not get on furniture. Memphis is affectionate and has been visiting a senior home with me where the residents love him. Memphis does seem to be picky on his dog friends though and we aren't sure about kitties. Memphis needs to be an only dog in the household and he is quite protective of his food and toys. Memphis loves his walks so an active family with older or no children would likely work best for Memphis.  He walks extremely well with the heel command, except when he sees another dog. A strong hold is then necessary. 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!



Hello everyone, I'm Coda.  I'm a female 8 year old black beauty.  I am such a mellow, sweet girl. Nary a peep out of me. Though, when it is time to wake up in the morning I am SOOO happy to see you!!  I'm house trained and use the doggie door.  I' m great on the leash and love to go for walks. I don't pull at all!  I am "full figured", but those walks are helping!  I also love to go on car rides and am great in the car.  But, truth be told -- I am most happy just being with you.  I also can be left in the house with no problems.  I forgot to mention I'm very loving and a sweet girl? Me and my foster sister get along, but I am a bit possesive of food and toys, so best that I am the only dog in the family. 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.



Mylie is a 3 1/2 month old little lab mix. 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 5 adult Labs who have been showing her the ropes.
Mylie knows the doggie door but is still having little accidents in the house. She is smart and alert and wanting to learn.
She loves to sleep in a small crate next to her fosters bed knowing she isn't alone and if left alone at times during the day she is put on a larger crate.
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.



Oso is a 2 year old, neutered, black lab mix (we believe he is mixed with German Shepherd). He is up-to-date on all shots and is microchipped. He is such a sweet dog, with a medium energy level, he loves to play and is very smart, with the proper training, the possibilities are endless. He would be a great hiking or running partner, he loves to snuggle and is great with people of all ages. He enjoys walks, outings and car rides. He is great on the lease. Oso is dog door trained and is also crate trained. He loves toys, balls and bones. It would be best to continue in his crate training when you are away from the house, until he is familiar with being left alone. Oso is interested in playing with other dogs, but is picky about his play friends. Due to Oso being a lab mix, he does have a lower adoption rate. Don't miss out on meeting this big teddy bear.



Hello, I'm Abby  and I'm a fun loving 8 month old Purebred Black female with papers. I get along very well with my foster sisters and just love all the toys they have to play with, especially the squeaky ones.  Boy do I like to play, as I'm still a energetic puppy.  I'm potty trained and use the thing they call doggie door.  I would  love another fur brother or sister to play with as I really love playing with my foster sisters.  I can also relax when its time to chill out and I get onto my foster moms lap or I can lay on the floor quietly and be content.  I love walks and am very good on the leash but I do like to checks things out once in a while.  I love to watch my foster sisters swim in the pool and I run around the pool trying to get the balls and them.  I'm not much into the pool but I have gone swimming a couple of times.   I'm a big girl now and can sleep all night long without having to go outside to potty.  I enjoy car rides and am great just sitting or laying down during the ride.   I don't know how I'd be with cats as there's not kitties in my foster home.  If your looking for a black beauty that's full of puppy energy and wants to play a lot please check me out you won't be disappointed.  I also need someone to be home a lot to spend the time with me and teach me the ropes.  I'm a quick learner...



Dino is a super cute 12 week old boy that is eager to please. He is housebroken at his foster home via use of the doggie door. He loves to play and is great with other dogs. He is a little too much for the cats! Not knowing they too are not dogs he loves to chase, pounce, bite and bark at them. Dino will make a great companion but as with ALL PUPPIES he will need a family that is patient, loving, consistent and dedicated to  his training



Hi everyone,
My name is DieseI I am an adorable Lab mix puppy and I was named after a very special Lab. I hope I can grow up to be as great as he was!
I came into the Safford pound as a stray and to no fault of my own, my fate was not going to end up a good one.
I was given a second chance by DLRR and am so thankful they got me in the nick of time.
I am living with my foster mom, her adult Labs and another foster puppy named Mylie.
Everyone says we look like we could be brother and sister.
I have learned the doggie door, sleep in my crate and am doing really well in the potty training arena.
Now you have to know I am still all puppy and love to explore and play. I would love another canine friend to play with and someone who isn't gone long hours.
I need to be taken out for mid day feeding and a little exercise each day.
If you think you would like to have the joy of teaching me all the good stuff that puppies need to learn, have the patience, and give me lots of love and attention, then please call us.



Bella is a silky-coated one-year old yellow lap-rador retriever that loves to snuggle, play in the baby pool, fetch the ball and play tug of war with the towel. Bella's former owner had her since she was 8 weeks old, but unfortunately her mom had severe allergies. After a year of unsuccessfully trying different remedies to reduce the allergies, Bella's family surrendered her to DLRR so that we could find her a great home.
Bella was very loved in her last home. She frequently went to doggie day-care and the dog park so we know she's good with other dogs. Seeing her with her foster siblings, Bella would do well in a house with another dog, but she would also enjoy a home where she can capture all the attention and love.
Bella rides well in the car and loves to take walks. She rarely barks and is not fond of loud noises. Bella knows basic commands, but could use a little more training. Bella's head is a little too small for her body, if you know what I mean, but an adjusted diet will get her on track in no time. I think she would love a pool to swim in to help her back to her perfect size.
Bella would love a family that has time for her and doesn't leave her for long periods of time. She loves her human!


Dogs Awaiting a Foster Home...

Charming Charlie

Meet Charming Charlie. We call him Charlie for short. He is a kissing machine, who loves everyone, including kids and dogs. Not much exposure to cats yet, so unsure about that. He was an owner surrender for jumping on the families elderly grandmother. The grandmother told me he is an absolute sweetheart and she feels terrible they have to get rid of him, but she has almost fallen and can't take the chance, since the family didn't work on training. He is a puppy, only 8 months old, but is very smart and knows the basic commands of sit and stay. He is very playful and energetic. His foster mom thinks he is absolutely gorgeous. He is a lab mix, so is offered at a lower adoption rate. Take the time to meet this sweetheart, full of absolute love.