Meet Our Labs

We typically have between 5-10 Labs available for adoption.
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All potential adopters must be pre-approved before they are able to adopt.
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Lucky
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  • Lucky, black, male, 11 months (DOB 12/15/2022), 70 lbs

  • Dog friendly!!

  • No cats

  • Kids 8+

  • High energy – loves playing, walks, and water

Meet Lucky!

 

Hi! I’m Lucky and I am a lucky puppy! Hopefully, lucky enough to meet you!

When you’re lucky like me, you get to play, play, play! I love playing with toys! I hear its football season and I’m prepared to play – plus my football has a squeaker! More of a tennis fan? I’ve got a ball for that too – and would love to play catch with you! I love playing with dogs too! One of my favorite things is playing with my friends at the dog park. If I can’t go to the dog park, you can put on Paw Patrol – I love watching the doggies on that show! Sometimes I get to go to doggy daycare! I get so excited when we get close that I can’t stay still! One of my favorite things to play in is water! I love to swim! I even jump in the empty bathtub, hoping you’ll fill it up! I love playing with kids, and other people, so much that I’ll even get zoomies just thinking about it! I love playing with cats too, but they don’t love being chased by an excited zoomies-dog.

I don’t just love playing (but boy do I love playing!), I also love snuggles and belly rubs! I may be a bit dramatic, but I will throw myself down at your feet for a good belly rub! I jump up on my people for hugs, but I’m learning not everyone thinks 70 lbs of jumping hugs is as great as I think they are, so I’m working on my ‘sit’ and ‘down’. I need more training, but I love that too, mostly because I love attention, but also because I love treats! When I hear the microwave beep, I come running! You never know when there’s a treat in there for me! I’m also working on not pulling on walks – its hard because I want to meet everyone! I’m getting better though, and I definitely think we should go on lots of walks for practice!

Are you looking for a water-loving, ball-retrieving, playful pup to be your bestest pal? I’m looking for belly rubs, someone to snuggle and play with, and a microwave full of treats (hey, I can dream, right?). I think we’d both be lucky to find each other!

Dutton
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  • Dutton, black, male, 1 yo, 47 lbs (but growing and putting on weight)

  • Dog friendly

  • No cats

  • Kids 8+

  • Medium energy

Meet Dutton!

 

Ya’ll! Wait ‘til I tell you about this amazing adventure I’m about to go on! My name is Dutton and I’m going to Virginia to find my very own home! I was found as a stray and wound up in a shelter down here in South Carolina, but this awesome lady just knew a bestest boy like me deserved a home! So she broke me out of that place and found this person called Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond and they said if I come to Virginia I’ll have a family! A real-life family of my own! I don’t know what this magic place, Virginia, is, but I can’t wait to find out! It’s the place all us shelter dogs dream of – a place with houses and snuggles and treats! And people who will love us forever! Amazing, Virginia! Now, I just need a Foster-to-Adopt so I can come there!

I know what I’ll get in Virginia – a family! But what will my Foster-to-Adopt get? Well, I’m the cutest dog this side of the Catawba! That’s a South Carolina river, I’m really trying to learn geography for my big trip! I’m super friendly with people and dogs; I love playing with everyone and I’m not scared of anything! I was real, real skinny when they found me as a stray but I’m doing just fine now! I’m learning that there will always be food, so I don’t have to steal it from the other dogs (this is good for us all!). I love to play outside and to play with other dogs – especially tug-of-war! That’s the best game! I love dogs so much, I bark at my reflection to see if it wants to play (it does!) And I love being with people! I love following them around, snuggling with them, and giving them a smile until I get a good head rub! I love learning too! I’m still a puppy and I didn’t have a house or people before, so I’m just now learning all the bestest boy commands! I’ve learned sit, down, shake – I’m pretty much a pro at this learning thing! I’ve almost got that potty training thing down, too! Next I need to tackle what they call ‘walking on a leash’ – I’m sure I’ll get that down because I love getting to go meet new people and dogs! I really, really, hope my new family wants to teach me more commands! I love learning them (and I love the treats that come with the learning!)

I can’t wait to come to Virginia and meet my new family! Is it you? Please say yes! I’ve already packed my Nylabone and I can’t wait to show you how I can shake your paw, and wiggle all over when I meet you! If you can be my Foster-to-Adopt, I’ll be your Forever Bestie, and I’ll tell you all about the rivers I cross getting to you!

Brandy
*Pending Adoption*

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  • Brandy, chocolate, female, 2 yo, 65-70 lbs

  • Dog friendly!

  • Cat friendly!

  • Kid friendly!

  • Medium energy

Meet Brandy!

 

Do you believe in second chances? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here! I do too – and that’s why I’m here! I’m Brandy and I’m here for my second chance!

I’m only 2 but I’ve had quite an adventure getting here to my foster family. There are a lot of angels in my second-chance story, including the family that found me, limping and lost. I’d been hit by a car and my hip and leg were broken. They took me to the vet – angel #2 in this story! The vet found my family but they couldn’t take care of me and, instead of giving up on me, that vet called around until he found Lab Rescue! And now I’m with angels #3, my foster family! They are taking care of me, making sure I get all the attention and treats, and some pretty incredible salmon-flavored food! Ooo La La, I am living the life! I have a surgery for my hip and leg scheduled soon, but I’m not nervous at all! I love the vet and I know there will be people to take care of me while I heal. Tell you the truth, I’m a little excited about that part – ok, ok, I love to play and go for walks so healing might be hard, but I can’t wait to feel better and I love the idea of having people around me while I do! The vet said I’ll need someone home with me while I recover but since I love being with people even more than I love that salmon-food, I think this will make up for missing my walks! The vet also said I need someone to lift me when I first get home and that makes me smile – can you imagine how cute I’ll look being carried around like a baby? You think I’m adorable now, just wait!

I’m making a list of things I love, so I have stuff to do while I’m healing. I love bubble baths! Yes, bubble baths - don’t skimp on the bubbles either! I love stuffed toys and will take them to bed, or to my crate, to snuggle. If I don’t have a toy nearby, I’ll bring your shoes over to snuggle with them. Oh, and I love snuggling with people! I just love people and smile whenever I see them. I come running, tail a’wagging, when I hear my name! I will beg for pets – could you resist this face? I do not want to be left out of family activities and I’m so well-behaved you can take my anywhere! Want to go dine outside? I’d love to – just make sure they have a dog treat on the menu! And I’m easy to take places because I am learning to love car rides (I’ve learned to stay out of the road unless I’m IN the car!) and when people pull up next to me, my tail wags nonstop! I think we should do this when I can’t go out on my walks! I love playing with other dogs and I’m always trying to snuggle the cat (I’m going to win her over one day!). I love joining in zoom meetings while you work from home! I just sit there, smiling, and don’t interrupt – I should be the employee of the month! Anything else? Oh, I love food, but I’m a Lab, so maybe you knew that. I’m great at learning new tricks and adapting to new things though! All I need is a treat and a “Good girl!”

Everyone says my smile is irresistible and the way my body shakes with joy just makes me the cutest! But I think my best feature is my eyes! I’m cross-eyed – I was born this way and it doesn’t affect my vision, but it does make me extra cute! Do I use my cross-eyed puppy-dog-eyes to get extra treats? Wouldn’t you?

Like I said, I’ve had lots of angels in my life recently, but I’m looking for the most important angel of all – someone to adopt me! I promise to bring you smiles, and your shoes, give you snuggles, and let you know how much I love you! And if you’re ever feeling down, just look into my crossed-eyes and think, “I should give this good girl a treat”.

Lily
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  • Lily, chocolate, female, 5 yo, 65 lbs

  • Dog friendly, and still learning how to appropriately play

  • Not Cat friendly

  • Kid friendly!

  • •Medium energy

Meet Lily!

 

Hello people, I’m Lily and I am so happy to be out here meeting you! See, I was a garage-dog before a family took me in and, boy, am I a house-dog now! I’ve left behind that garage life for good and I’m looking for a permanent home where I can be a house-dog for life!

There is so much I’ve learned these last few months! I was a loner before, but now I’m learning how to meet and play with other dogs! I can be a bit pushy but once they know I’m the boss, we get along fine! Everyone thinks I’ll get better the more dogs I meet, but, so far, the bossy thing seems to be working out fine for me! I’ve learned what furniture is, and that I should stay off it (if you disagree, I am happy to unlearn that last part!). But most importantly, I’ve learned about people! This has been life changing! I’ve learned about kids (I LOVE them!) and snuggles (I LOVE them too!) and how amazing it is to live in a house with people that pet me and love me and tell me I’m the goodest girl! I get brushed every week now with this thing called a furminator! I love that too – who knew houses had all this great stuff?!

I never knew how great life could be and I’m so lucky to have found out! I may love being with people a little too much – I get a little separation anxiety when I’m alone now. I might pace or even whine for a few minutes when I’m left alone. At first I howled, but I was told that’s not proper Lab behavior so I am working to cut that right out! I’m getting better about dealing with my anxiety though. Now, I go find a stuffie and carry it around when I’m feeling anxious. I heard this is called “self-soothing” and I think that makes me sound very mature, even when I have a toy in my mouth! I think, between my self-soothing and my growing confidence that the people will come back, I’ll grow out of my whining too.

What else do you need to know about me? I’m a smiler! I will greet you with a smile every time I see you – even if its because you left the room for a minute! I am happy, playful, and I really love food! All food! I will lie on my bed while you eat instead of begging, though! See – mature! I love going swimming and going for walks too! I love seeing and smelling the world and will even go for runs with you. If you have a leash, I’m there! And I love toys – stuffed toys with squeakers are amazing (yes, I will remove every squeaker I find; I hear that is appropriate Lab behavior though)! Mostly I love people! I love snuggling, following you around the house, getting rub downs, and playing fetch (I am great about bringing the ball back! Not so great about dropping it for you to throw again). I just love people so much! Not cats though – I chase them and squirrels. I’m not really sure what the difference is between a cat and a squirrel is and I don’t want either in my house.

Are you looking for someone who is excited every time she sees you, who always wants to be with you, and who never stops smiling when you look at her? That’s me! I’m hoping to find a family that can spend time with me, take me for walks, and keep introducing me to the world outside the garage! Let’s meet! I’ll bring my stuffie, you should bring an extra ball.

Gander
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  • Gander, black male, 10 years old, 70 lbs

  • Should be the only dog in the house

  • Cat friendly

  • Kid friendly 8+

  • Medium energy – loves going on walks but is very mellow around the house

  • Takes monthly medication for Cushing’s Disease

  • Heartworm Positive - going through treatments

Meet Gander

 

Hello folks, I’m Gander, and you should really take a gander at me! I’m easy to spot - I love spending time outside, basking in the sun, and watching people! I like to lay in the grass, bark at the delivery guy, and then come inside for snuggles. My people tell me I don’t need to bark at the guy in the big brown truck, but I want to make sure they know I’m watching out for them – and earning those cuddles! I love going for walks and will gladly remind you its time! Unless its raining, then we can skip it! And I love meeting new people! I am very social and friendly, its part of what my foster mom says is my comforting personality. When I’m home from my walk, I like to spend time with my people. You’ll think I’m sleeping, but just try to walk out of the room and guess who’s awake! If you need to go do that work thing or that shopping (for treats!) thing, its ok, I will sleep in my bed until you come home. I am great around the house; I don’t do anything I’m not supposed to, and I won’t let that delivery guy break in! I may be charming and mellow, but deep down, I know I was meant to be a watch dog! If that watch dog got lots of naps in the sun and behind-the-ear-scratches on the couch.

My foster mom says I’d be the perfect comfort companion for anyone who’s sick or sad, because I’m so calm and sweet. When my previous owner got sick, I was right there making sure they were loved and happy until the end, so, I agree, I have a knack for helping people feel better. I think it might be because I know what its like to have to take medicine. I have Cushing’s Disease – I’m doing great, don’t worry about me! But I do have to take medicine every month. Its OK with me though because that medicine comes with a treat – and I love treats!

Are you looking for a laid back, affectionate best friend, who will remind you to take your walks, and protect you from the delivery guys? I think we could make each other very happy!

Laddy
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  • Laddy, yellow, male, 1 year old, 6l lbs

  • Dog friendly: LOVES to play with other dogs

  • Cat friendly

  • Energy level – medium

  • Kid friendly 12+

  • Fence not required, but if you do have a fence it needs to be at least 5 feet tall; no electric/invisible fencing

Meet Laddy

 

Do you love the outdoors with quiet spaces and the serenity and tranquility of nature? If Hiking along the wooded trail, feeling the peacefulness of your surroundings appeals to you, then perhaps Laddy would make a great trail companion and partner for you. Laddy thrives in the resfulness of a calm environment. He looks forward to his daily adventures in the woods of exploring and sniffing! Laddy will jump right in the car and is ready for his next adventure. He happily hits the trails with confidence. During our walks, if Laddy feels nervous about an approaching person or dog, we will play the engage/disengage game. He is a pro at this game and passes distractions without reactivity.

If taking your dog to the brewery is your thing, then Laddy would rather hang at your feet on your back deck while you enjoy your ice cold beverage at home. Most of us love the beach or lake, but if it is crowded with lots of activity, Laddy would much prefer a walk along a quiet stream or dip his toes in a baby pool.

Laddy loves helping outside around the house while you work in the yard. He will follow you around and be your work companion. But be watchful, it is possible that he may rearrange your tools or perhaps take your work gloves. He is young and curious and is learning what is his. He is not bothered by the sounds of the pneumatic tools, drills, hammers, or even the compressor. Inside the home, Laddy will gladly sit at your feet and stay nearby entertaining himself with a chew or feeder toy. If you need help with your laundry, he will gladly help with the clothes in the hopes of finding a dryer ball.

Dogs are naturally instinctive and intelligent, but need their humans to guide and coach them through life. Laddy responds well and is enthusiastic about his training. We believe in fear free, positive reinforcement, rewards based training. Laddy came to LRGR with “Stranger Danger”. This may have developed due to his lack of exposure to different humans during his first year of life. Through positive training Laddy is learning to have a different emotional response to strangers. When he first arrived he was very scared and frightened of people. Through training he is learning about different people and how they move about in their daily lives. Laddy is learning to relax in a stranger's presence by receiving treats and not having a stranger approach unless Laddy says it’s okay. Training is lifelong and provides an opportunity for you and your dog to build a trusting relationship and provides social and physical enrichment for your dog.

Laddy will flourish in a calm environment where his owner wishes to develop a relationship built around trust and a willingness to continue his training. From his wrinkles on his face when he smiles, to the white tip on his tail, he is a sweet boy that needs a human that understands his fear of people and is willing to be his coach. Do you have what it takes to be his lifecoach and partner?

Luigi
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  • Luigi, black, male, 6-8 months, 40 lbs and growing!

  • Dog friendly!! – needs a confident, playful doggy sibling to help him become his absolute best!

  • Dog-savvy cat friendly

  • Uncomfortable with children

  • Puppy energy – active medium, loves to swim, hike, and play with other dogs

Meet Luigi

 

I’m Luigi!! I’m also Luigi Lu, Luey, Lewis, Lewster, BestestBoy, and OooBigStretch! My foster mom may not always know my name but that’s okay, she knows I’m adorable and she says everyone else does too! I’m named after that little dude in Mario Kart but I don’t know why because I can’t even drive yet – I’m still a puppy! I’ll answer to anything, especially if you are telling me its time to go swimming or hiking!

I love dogs! I really like them more than anything else! When I see a dog, I go right up and introduce myself. If there’s a person with the dog, I’ll say hi to them too – but, not lying, I’m really there to make friends with the dog. In fact, my best dog-friends are other labs and a great Dane – he says we are like Scooby and Scrappy. I am having too much fun to watch TV, so I guess I’ll believe him. Too much fun? Yep! I love going to the dog park to see my Scooby and meet new dog friends. And swimming? I love swimming! When I hear we are going to the river, I squeal! My foster mom says my new family will take me swimming just to hear my cute little squeal!

What does the perfect family look like to me? In my dream home, I will have another dog (or more!) who likes to go walking and swimming with me, and someone to hold me when I get too tired or have to go to the vet (extra hugs, please, that place is always trying to get me to stand still and be poked!)! I like playing with cats too – sometimes they hide from me because I’m “too much” fun, but they don’t know what they’re missing out on – I am the perfect amount of fun!

My perfect day? Lots of swimming and playing with dogs, and lots of snacks! I was really scared of the world when I came to my foster home, but now that I’m going out in it and seeing all the other dogs and fun places, I’m learning to not be so scared anymore! I love going out on adventures, so we should keep doing that. When I’m not swimming or playing, I love to eat! I say it's because I’m pretty much an Olympic swimmer but maybe its just because I’m a growing boy! I bet you’ve never seen a dog eat as many veggies as me! I love bell peppers, and carrots, and green beans, and cheese … I count that as a veggie too! And I’ll need some naps too! When I sleep, my tongue hangs out of my mouth – it's just hoping someone puts some cheese on it! I can sleep pretty much anywhere, but I really like sleeping on laps (especially if you happen to be snacking – you never know what might fall!)

Do you have a dog at home that wants a new bestest friend to take swimming and exploring the world? I’d love to meet them! And you, too – especially if you have a lap and sometimes drop cheese.

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