Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue A 501(c)(3) 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.

Dante

Dante is a 9 year old, black lab who weighs about 93 lbs.  He is extremely handsome with an awesome block head, he is good with other dogs, and in fact he really likes them (it's when his tail starts wagging). Dante is a love bug and just wants to hang out with the family. He is house trained, is easy to walk on a leash (no pulling), he loves car rides, barks only at strangers, and he knows some commands. A true gentleman, he stays off counters and out of garbage, waits until you go through a door, and calmly waits for you to come home from your errands or work so he can show you his favorite stuffie. He has a sweet temperament and would enjoy a home where he had another dog to hang out with; there are no cats in his foster home, so an introduction would be needed. He does ignore all the cats in the neighborhood on his walks. Dante has a skin condition on his front paws that was biopsied and came back benign, the condition is either from his previous environment or was self-inflicted, and he is currently on a no grain food and taking fish oil and allergy medicines to help the issue. He's a little older and wiser, and is a little hard of hearing. Dante has some arthritis in his hips which have weakened his back legs a little, as a result he doesn't sit as much as stand or lie down. While he's housebroken. the arthritis means he doesn't recognize when he needs to poop or that he is pooping. Taking him out for a walk 90 minutes or so after he eats allows him to get exercise and take care of business. Dante knows how to use the doggie door.  Please call Dante’s foster family if you would like to meet him.

 

Jake

You would be hard pressed to find two more handsome boys than Charley & Jake.  Jake is a 9 year old Golden Retriever, and Charley is a 10 year old yellow English Labrador Retriever.  These boys recently lost their Dad who was apparently a recluse and did not socialize Jake and Charley.  They do well with other dogs and get along great with their foster sister Stella.  However, they are quite scared of people.  They have warmed up to their foster Mom and are loving, playful and normal dogs when just around her.  She is even able to walk the two of them, along with their foster sister on a leash.  However, when new people come around they remain skittish, keep their distance and will often bark. 
They have been around children and other dogs.  However, they would do best in a home without young children due to the activity level of the children.  Their foster mom says that their true personality is that of big goof balls.  Jake is so smart he can open doors and prefers to be around his person, and Charley is rarely caught without a stuffed animal in his mouth.  They enjoy wrestling with each other, tug-of-war, and belly rubs from their foster mom.  
They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  It will take a special family with patience and love to help Jake & Charley overcome their fear of new people.   Yet, the reward when they allow you to love them is beyond measure.  

 

Charlie

You would be hard pressed to find two more handsome boys than Charley & Jake.  Jake is a 9 year old Golden Retriever, and Charley is a 10 year old yellow English Labrador Retriever.  These boys recently lost their Dad who was apparently a recluse and did not socialize Jake and Charley.  They do well with other dogs and get along great with their foster sister Stella.  However, they are quite scared of people.  They have warmed up to their foster Mom and are loving, playful and normal dogs when just around her.  She is even able to walk the two of them, along with their foster sister on a leash.  However, when new people come around they remain skittish, keep their distance and will often bark. 

They have been around children and other dogs.  However, they would do best in a home without young children due to the activity level of the children.  Their foster mom says that their true personality is that of big goof balls.  Jake is so smart he can open doors and prefers to be around his person, and Charley is rarely caught without a stuffed animal in his mouth.  They enjoy wrestling with each other, tug-of-war, and belly rubs from their foster mom.  
They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  It will take a special family with patience and love to help Jake & Charley overcome their fear of new people.   Yet, the reward when they allow you to love them is beyond measure.  

 

Charlie

Hi, Charlie (25) here and I have to say that I’m kind of disappointed that my new forever family hasn’t called my foster mom to meet me. I’m a 10 year old big, soft teddy bear and an easy dog to have in your home. I love my morning walks so much that I tend to get a little excited when I see my foster mom get my leash. I’m very good on the leash and the only time I pull is when I see a bunny.  Sure wish I could play with one. I like my naps and going outside to lay around to check out what’s going on in the neighborhood. All I really need is for someone to love me, walk me twice a day and feed me breakfast and dinner. See how easy I am? Call my foster mom to meet me, you won’t regret it!

 

Ollie

This handsome 1-year old yellow boy weighs about 61 pounds. Ollie lived most of his young life outside on a chain, and now that he is with DLRR he's learning what the good life is all about and he likes it! Because Ollie has not be part of a household, he is learning manners and will need an adopter who can give him the patience and guidance he needs, along with firm leadership. Ollie is friendly and gets along with people and dogs. Cats are unknown. With his puppy energy and manners in progress, young kids are not recommended. Ollie tends to be “mouthy" and sensitive to having his belly touched. An evaluation with a professional trainer indicates it is not an aggressive act when he mouths. He is just communicating with you either by play or what telling you he is uncomfortable with something. Ollie responds well to a firm correction, so he'll learn quick to stop this behavior. If you would like to be part of helping this boy mature into a great companion, reach out to his contact.

 

Gideon

Gideon (3) is a beautiful 8-year-old male black lab that is a big teddy bear at 124 lbs.  Gideon is now on weight management food and regular exercise to shed some weight; so, he is looking for a family that will continue his weight management and regular exercise.  He is very friendly and is good with other dogs and people, just not sure how he is with cats.   When he came to DLRR, he was an outside dog that was not taken care of and was covered in ticks. Gideon has since had a spa day; dipped, bathed, nails trimmed and a good brushing. Gideon is housebroken and has full run of the house when I am there and away, he is not destructive at all. He isn't a barker but will whine a little when you leave the house. Gideon walks good on a leash, rides in the car good and takes his treats gently. At first, Gideon wasn't sure if he was allowed to lay in the doggy beds at my house - now he Loves them! He'll make a great companion - He is just a Big Love Bug! If you would like to meet him, please call.

 

Jake

Jake is a 12yr old chocolate lab mix with 4 white large paws. His last owner became very ill and had to move to assisted living and reached out to our rescue to take him in. Jake never had a yard with grass and we were so happy to see Jake just roll around and enjoy himself. This boy is definitely a family dog and seems to attach to the females in the house especially me right now. He will whimper sometimes when I leave the room but I found if I tell him "stay, I will be right back" then he is okay. Jake is a happy, loving, tail wagging, head on your lap boy. He gets along with my two furry girls and our grandkids, does not guard his food, takes treats gently and loves car rides....just a great all around guy! Due to his hip arthritis he doesnt even try to get on the bed or furniture. He sleeps in our room on either the floor or floor bed and he sleeps all night. Before he was neutered the vet ran senior blood work and all is good. He is not on any prescription meds (except for the antibiotic for his neuter) and I have started him on Golden Paste for his old tired bones. His vet would like him to shed about 5 lbs so I cut his kibble to 1/2 cup along with boiled chicken, veggies and bone broth. He only barks when the door bell rings and if he sees a kitty on the walk he will bark and actually run after it so he does have some pep in those hips when he wants too. I can talk about Jake all day but I can say for sure that I do not have anything negative to say about this handsome chocolate boy with the distinguished "silver fox" face.                 

 

Allie

Meet Allie (3)!
My name is Allie- Miss Allie Dudley. Folks around here call me Miss Allie Sweetie Pumpkin Sugar Pie, but mostly just call me Allie Pumpkin. I’m the gorgeous mature strawberry blonde lady you’ve been looking for. I’m trying to figure out how I got into this mess!  I am the calm, sit by your feet kind of girl - & my house manners are impeccable!  My prior family moved - & didn’t take me – instead they left me alone in the backyard!  Can you believe that?!  A nice lady found me & helped me find my way to DLRR.  I never dreamed I’d be interviewing a new family to call my own, especially being in the prime of my life at 7 years young.
I’m doing great in my foster home where I live with three other dogs of all sizes. I am trust-worthy in the house, come & go through the doggie door, enjoy the nice cushy doggie beds, ride well in the car, take treats gently, & just love hanging out with my people. I’ll even dig through the toy box & pull out antlers to chew on.  I’m really easy-going & would be happy with another easy-going dog or even just being you’re one-and-only girl. I LOVE human attention & all the pettings & whispers of sweet-nothings that come with it. I am a little afraid of thunderstorms & really want to be close to you.  When I first came here I was a little stiff getting around & therefore a little grumpy – but I’m feeling so much better now!  The nice doctor discovered I have some arthritis in my lower back.  A low dose of Carprofen twice daily has helped me feel so much better - & have no fear, it’s not too expensive (about $30 a month) & should be continued.  I am blessed with an 84 pound beautiful curved figure, but for good measure we are working on shedding a few pounds. A good diet & some exercise – I could use a little more practice with leash walking & am interested in the pool.  My foster parents love me very much & tell me that I am going to make my new family very happy.  If you’re interested in my company, running your fingers through my beautiful coat, & staring into my beautiful, soulful golden eyes, give my foster mom a call.

 

Simba

Simba(6)is a sweet 4 month old black female weighing 30lbs  and a very playful puppy naturally for her age. She is in the process of being potty trained and loves to be petted and cuddled. She has a strong liking to play with tennis balls among other chew toys which she needs plenty of to keep her from chewing the wrong things. She likes squeaky toys, but loves the nylabone too.  She follows me around the house all day long. She tries to play and interact with all my dogs which range from small to much larger than her. We do not have any cats, but she would probably not hesitate to introduce herself to them. We are working on “sit” for treats and she is responding well to that. She walks fairly well on the leash, but of course could use some coaching to become even better at that. She has the normal puppy energy, exploring outside and inside and if something startles her she runs for the door to go back in. She sleeps in a crate at night as well as when we are gone.  She is not shy, loves people and wants anyone that comes in the house to pet her and play with her. Please call if you think Simba is what you have been looking for in a furever companion. 

 

Dogs Awaiting a Foster Home...

Zeus