Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue A Phoenix-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.

Nikko

I am a chubby 9-year old black male who loves to play fetch with a tennis ball. I get along very well with my foster mom's 6-year old female yellow lab. I am housebroken and can be trusted in the house for long periods of time. I ride well in the car and come when you call me. I am very gentle and know how to sit on command.  My foster mom is teaching me how to walk nice on the leash.  I am a quick study and seem to be getting the hang of it.  I know I need to lose a few pounds and I promised my foster mom that I would eat the yummy weight management food and get plenty of exercise.  Please make time to meet me.  I'll be worth it!! 
Pssst...I've lost 15 pounds and I am looking really good.

 

Buddy

Buddy (black) and Dagga (chocolate) are bonded 5-year young brothers (litter mates) that will be adopted as a pair. Buddy and Dagga are extremely playful and loving. One nod of the head, and they become lap dogs. They love to explore, swim, hike, take long walks and chase each other around the yard. Due to their size and playfulness, they would be best in an adult household or a home with older children). They are housebroken and know how to use a doggie door.

Buddy and Dagga's ideal home will be an active one with a yard big enough for running, a pool for swimming, and an owner who is committed to them and their training. Buddy seems to have developed some arthritis in one of his hock joints so these boys need an owner who will commit to daily exercise.  Both Buddy and Dagga need additional leash work, and they are looking for an owner who will lead their pack.
 

 

Dagga

Buddy (black) and Dagga (chocolate) are bonded 5-year young brothers (litter mates) that will be adopted as a pair. Buddy and Dagga are extremely playful and loving. One nod of the head, and they become lap dogs. They love to explore, swim, hike, take long walks and chase each other around the yard. Due to their size and playfulness, they would be best in an adult household or a home with older children). They are housebroken and know how to use a doggie door.

Buddy and Dagga's ideal home will be an active one with a yard big enough for running, a pool for swimming, and an owner who is committed to them and their training. Buddy seems to have developed some arthritis in one of his hock joints so these boys need an owner who will commit to daily exercise.  Both Buddy and Dagga need additional leash work, and they are looking for an owner who will lead their pack.
 

 

Bailey

Bailey is a large, handsome, black boy. He will turn 10 years young on May 1st. When he came to Desert Lab Rescue he weighted in at over 130 pounds he is now a sleek and trim 105.  Bailey is housebroken and  great left alone in the house. He loves other dogs large, small, young or old.   He loves walks, people, tummy rubs and you guessed it FOOD! He gets so excited when he plays but he can loose his directions fast, you see, Bailey is totally blind and has been for 4 years. Bailey adapts fast to his surroundings but needs a home where the furniture isn't moved around. He has to have drops in his eyes twice a day for the rest of his life. Bailey is a true lover and loves to be loved.   

 

Luigi

Luigi is a beautiful Fox Red lab.  He weighs about 67 lbs. and we think he is 5 years old. He likes to investigate and play.  He likes to chew, sometimes things that don't belong to him.  He likes to carry something in his mouth at all times.  He is an alfa guy but gets along with other dogs.  He knows the basic commands and will wait his turn to walk through doors if you ask him to.  He is very sweet but has a lot of energy so will need a forever home that will be committed to his continued training.

 

Lucy

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!
 

 

Pixie

Hi I'm Pixie!

 

Carlos

Carlos is a very handsome, energetic one year-old yellow male that was turned in by his owner because they did not have the time to devote to him.  His family had a young child and a baby so we know he is good with kids.  They also had a cat that Carlos liked to chase.  Carlos is crate trained, house broken, uses a dog door and is good when left alone in the house.  Carlos loves to play with other dogs and toys.  He rides well in the car.  He still acts like a puppy in that he jumps up when excited and can pull hard on the leash. We are looking for a home with a large yard and another dog so he can run around and play.  We are also looking for a family that has time to give him the attention, training and exercise he needs. This boy is a classic one year-old lab - he loves people and dogs and he is full of energy and fun!

 

Cotton

Cotton2 is a yellow female and weighs 22#.  She enjoys being around people and loves to untie your shoes.  She also likes to have lots of toys to choose from to play with.  Getting your attention for loving and belly rubs is high on her list of favorite things.Cotton was born from a mother that had been a stray for a long time.  She had dug a hole under a shed to have her five babies.  We do not know anything about their mother’s past or who the father or fathers were.  She is very healthy 15 weeks old and full of life.  She has all of their shots and is micro chipped.  She is housebroken using a doggy door.  Since she is a puppy, she  will need training not to chew on things that are not her toys.  She has been on a leash, but will need that training as well.  Since her teeth and toe nails are very sharp, it would be best not to be around small children.  She needs to go to a home where someone is not gone more than 4 hours a day.  She also cannot go to a home with an unfenced pool.  Since she enjoys playing with another dog, that would be a plus.  If you feel you are the right family for Cotton, please contact us.

 

Trouble

Trouble2 is a petite yellow female and weighs 21#.  She is the most curious pup and wants to know about everything.  She has a great personality and enjoys tug of war.  She is a wTrouble was born from a mother that had been a stray for a long time.  She had dug a hole under a shed to have her five babies.  We do not know anything about their mother’s past or who the father or fathers were.  She is very healthy 15 weeks old and full of life.  She has all of their shots and is micro chipped.  She is housebroken using a doggy door.  Since she is a puppy, she  will need training not to chew on things that are not her toys.  She has not been on a leash and will need that training as well.  Since her teeth and toe nails are very sharp, it would be best not to be around small children.  She needs to go to a home where someone is not gone more than 4 hours a day.  She also cannot go to a home with an unfenced pool.  Since she enjoys playing with another dog, that would be a plus.  If you feel you are the right family for Trouble, please contact us.iggle worm and has lots of energy.

 

Tanner

Tanner5 is a tan male and weighs 28#.  He has big paws, so he will probably be a pretty big boy.  He is the more reserved of the puppies and sometimes likes to be on his own.  He really enjoys being loved and playing with toys.  He was born from a mother that had been a stray for a long time.  She had dug a hole under a shed to have her five babies.  We do not know anything about their mother’s past or who the father or fathers were.  He is very healthy 15 weeks old and full of life.  He has all of his shots and is micro chipped.  He is housebroken using a doggy door.  Since he is a puppy, he will need training not to chew on things that are not his toys.  He has not been on a leash and will need that training as well.  Since his teeth and toe nails are very sharp, it would be best not to be around small children.  He needs to go to a home where someone is not gone more than 4 hours a day.  He also cannot go to a home with an unfenced pool.  Since he enjoys playing with another dog, that would be a plus.  If you feel you are the right family for Tanner, please contact us.

 

Banjo

Banjo3 is a brindle color male that weighs 25#.  He has big paws so he could be a good size adult.  He is a lover whose favorite thing is having a belly rub.  He likes to play with toys and being with people. He was born from a mother that had been a stray for a long time.  She had dug a hole under a shed to have her five babies.  We do not know anything about their mother’s past or who the father or fathers were.  He is very healthy 15 weeks old and full of life.  He has all of their shots and is micro chipped.  He is housebroken using a doggy door.  Since he is puppy, he will need training not to chew on things that are not his toys.  He has been on a leash, but  will need that training as well.  Since his teeth and toe nails are very sharp, it would be best not to be around small children.  He needs to go to a home where someone is not gone more than 4 hours a day.  He also cannot go to a home with an unfenced pool.  Since he enjoy playing with another dog, that would be a plus.  If you feel you are the right family for Banjo, please contact us.

 

River

Meet River:  He is a handsome chocolate boy aged 7.  He has a high energy level, an alpha mentality but gets along well with other dogs.  We're told he will chase cats. He's housebroken, rides well in the car and is very playful. He does want to be a lapdog, however, so we are working on commands "down" and "off."  It's reported that he doesn't appreciate thunder or fireworks but since  we've not experienced either we don't know his exact reaction.  He does come with pills for noisy storms however.  River is trustworthy when left free in the house while we're gone. 

 

Tank

Tank is a 10 1/2 year young lab mix. He is one of the sweetest guys you will ever want to meet.
He was picked up as a stray in Yuma and was in their shelter for a month. A woman was going to come from San Diego to adopt him but she never arrived. Everyone at the shelter adored him, but his time was up so instead of them putting him to sleep they called DLRR to see if we could help. How could anyone resist those floppy ears and that million dollar smile???
He is in foster now and enjoys hanging out with the 4 foster Labs that also reside in his foster mom's home.
Tank can't hear most voices or noises but he sometimes surprises his foster mom and looks right at her as to say "I DID hear that"! He is on a diet to lose a few pounds and loves going on short walks.
Car rides are a treat and he is ready to go anytime you are.
He is happy, he is low keyed, he is loving and he is so deserving to spend the rest of his life in a loving and caring home.
We can't say enough great things about him so if you would like a buddy to spend your life with, he's the one!
 

 

Franklin

Meet Franklin, a gorgeous young (we estimate 1 to 1 1/2 years old) black male Labrador Retriever. In the words of a DLRR volunteer, “He reminds me of CeeLo Green. When you see him, you'll know why - he is all skin and cuteness. I would buy a calendar just of him!”
Franklin is very well behaved, knows basic commands and is great on leash. He just finished boot camp (his trainer said he’s a real character) and he’s ready to find his forever home. He loves people and would probably be good with older children. He needs a family who will continue his training, and he should be an only dog because he likes to be the boss. 

 

Peabody

Hi, my name is Peabody.  I'm a 7-8 year old male black lab (stray) found by a nice family that knew to contact DLRR to give me a better life after searching long and hard for my owners.  With my big, blocky head, constantly wagging tail and dopey disposition, I can really work a room.   My foster mother cannot stop hugging and kissing me.  I can't complain - I love every minute of it!  I am potty trained, having lived both an indoor and outdoor life prior to my rescue. I'm a pretty low key guy, and don't need to be with you at all times.  I love to look out the window, snooze on my dog bed, wander around the yard, and lounge on the first step in my foster parents' pool.  Life is pretty good.  I like kids (I am living with 2 now) and get along with other dogs.  I love to go for walks and am good on the leash.  My foster parents trust me to be left in the house alone.  No more crate for me!  I whine a little when they leave and return, but I am a well behaved boy when they are away.  As handsome as I am, the doctor says I need to lose at least 15 pounds, so I will need to be with a family who will be able to give me the consistent exercise and nutrition (easy on the treats!) I need. If you're looking for a big, loving teddy bear, I could be the guy for you!

 

Sargent

Sargent is a handsome pure bred, yellow male age 9.  He is an owner turn because they could no longer care for him.  They had him since he was a puppy.  When he came to my home, he was very confused.  He now acts like he has always been here.  He is housebroken and uses a doggy door.  He is good with other dogs and children.  His favorite things are playing ball and hanging out with you.  He arrived at my home with severe ear infections, but he is getting better every day.  His one fault is counter surfing.  I am learning to be more careful where I leave things.  If you want a very loving companion, Sargent is the one for you.

 

Dogs Awaiting a Foster Home...

Roen

Hi, my name is Roen.  I'm a 59 pound male Labrador Retriever with a beautiful white silky coat (please excuse me for being vain, but it really is silky!).  I'm told by everyone who meets me that I'm a real love bug - in fact, one of my favorite things to do is to lean on your legs and gaze up at you lovingly, in the hopes that you'll give me some lovin' or a treat.  Speaking of treats, I take them very gently!  I've been through some yucky surgery lately, and my "boy parts" are still pretty sore, and because of that, I don't really like being touched in that area.  Who can blame me, right?  I need to go to a family without little kids, since they could hurt me without meaning to.   And I love, love, love people - have I mentioned that?  Walks are my favorite . . . oh yeah, and treats too!  If you think that I might be the right fit for your family, please call today.  I'd love love love to meet you!