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.

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.

 

Gator

Gator is one happy boy despite all of the medical issues.  Like any lab, loves being touched and with humans.  Seems to be indifferent to other dogs, have not heard him bark, rides well in a car and walks well on a leash. Update: 1/2015 Due to arthritis his walks are short for now and activity level is low. He is still one sweet, cuddly guy! Gets along with other dogs. Unsure about cats. Loves people and kids but due to his size no small children.
 

 

Clover

The Secret is OUT.  Clover is ALPHA!  Everyone thought my sister Amber was Alpha and I was Omega in our 2-pack.  It was revealed that I am the artist that unlatches and pulls in the  gate while silly Amber just leaps vertically and barks.  Now they know what a crafty girl I am.  At night I obey the “go to your bed” command but then quietly overtake the house dog’s wire crate and soft cushion. I submit to my sister’s pushy ways when petting and love are offered but actually, it garners more sympathy and affection for me, the “poor” pushed aside sister.  I do have some arthritis in my leg and sometimes I limp.  However, no ragged gait appears as I lead the pack around the block.  Hmmmm….are dogs capable of subterfuge?  I am Clover and I RULE.

Sister Clover may deem herself Alpha but I consider myself,  Amber,  no lower than Beta!  Sure, she seems to have some good ideas like unlatching the gate to let us out of our dog run BUT barking produces many things as well; just not as fast as her gate-opening and usually not positive.  I follow rules pretty well and know sit, down, off and "go to your bed". I have been really good about not getting up on the bed uninvited.  However, Foster Dad was sick and he awoke to find me nestled next to him with my head on his shoulder in case he needed extra warmth and love.  I am an energetic girl.  I leap after the ball but once I capture it, it is MINE.  We are bonded sisters that love everyone and are trusted home alone.  I hope you will consider meeting us 'cuz Foster Mom said, "to know us, is to love us".  Sincerely, Amber
 

 

Amber

The Secret is OUT.  Clover is ALPHA!  Everyone thought my sister Amber was Alpha and I was Omega in our 2-pack.  It was revealed that I am the artist that unlatches and pulls in the  gate while silly Amber just leaps vertically and barks.  Now they know what a crafty girl I am.  At night I obey the “go to your bed” command but then quietly overtake the house dog’s wire crate and soft cushion. I submit to my sister’s pushy ways when petting and love are offered but actually, it garners more sympathy and affection for me, the “poor” pushed aside sister.  I do have some arthritis in my leg and sometimes I limp.  However, no ragged gait appears as I lead the pack around the block.  Hmmmm….are dogs capable of subterfuge?  I am Clover and I RULE.

Sister Clover may deem herself Alpha but I consider myself,  Amber,  no lower than Beta!  Sure, she seems to have some good ideas like unlatching the gate to let us out of our dog run BUT barking produces many things as well; just not as fast as her gate-opening and usually not positive.  I follow rules pretty well and know sit, down, off and "go to your bed". I have been really good about not getting up on the bed uninvited.  However, Foster Dad was sick and he awoke to find me nestled next to him with my head on his shoulder in case he needed extra warmth and love.  I am an energetic girl.  I leap after the ball but once I capture it, it is MINE.  We are bonded sisters that love everyone and are trusted home alone.  I hope you will consider meeting us 'cuz Foster Mom said, "to know us, is to love us".  Sincerely, Amber
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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.

 

Sasha

My name is Sasha, but my pawster mom likes to call me Sweet Pea.  I'm about 8 months old, very shy and timid.  I also have some trust issues.  I like dog bones and to carry around my woobie.  What is a woobie?  Any toy that I call mine!  My pawster mom is working really hard to get me to relax and feel at home, but I'm still a bit anxious.  I do, however; feel comfortable enough to steal my pawster mom's socks and slippers.  I may nab a headband or two, but I'm a puppy.  My forever home will have the following:  another dog to teach me the ropes and to play with (preferably between the ages of 3-6);  someone willing to train me as I know no commands; someone with the patience to allow me to trust you; and someone who understands I will take some time to become one with the family.  I don't think I will be very good around young kids, because quick movements scare me.  I don't bite, but I just think it will take longer to get me comfortable if there are kids.  Once I get comfortable with you, I am still a little shy.  I do like to sleep with my pawster mom when she lets me.  Sometimes when my pawster mom is napping on the couch I quitely sneak up there with her.  I like to give morning kisses.  I do know the doggie door, but sometimes I forget I'm supposed to use the restroom outside.  Consider me a work of art in progess!    

 

Chosa

Hi everyone!
I'm Chosa and I'm a super gorgeous and super sweet 1 year old. I love, love, love walks. I have been told and overheard that I'm a bit of a handful. I definitely need training, basic manners and leash work.  I love to give hugs when I jump up and then get my chest rubbed.I'm pretty sure I would play well with other dogs. I'm never aggressive in my kennel towards others and I always let that cute girl Licorice give me kisses.
This sounds like a challenge, but I'm super gorgeous and super sweet (thought I would mention that again :)
Love,
Chosa

 

Maggie

Maggie is a very sweet 4-1/2 year old yellow lab that drops just about anywhere when in need of a good belly rub! Maggie's owner had to relocate and was unable to bring her along. He told Maggie's foster family she is good with other dogs and children, but no cats please. Maggie is completely trustworthy in the house and knows how to use the doggy door. Maggie is a bit overweight and needs a family that will help her work on getting her girlish figure back! Maggie's favorite activities are long walks and swimming. She loves to be the center of attention and would be good in a home by herself. Maggie is in a foster home with 3 lab sisters and a little dog so would OK in a home with other dogs too. She is a very quiet girl that loves to hang out and go for car rides. Call Maggie's foster family to meet this sweet angel.

 

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