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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Hawking
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Must Know:

  • Hawking, approximately 7 years old, male, 55 lbs

  • Blind and partially deaf

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats friendly

  • Children 8+

  • Energy level-low

Meet Hawking!

 

Well hello again! It’s me, Hawking!

You might notice me right away because my foster family has been working hard to provide updates on my progress! I have been with LRGR for a while, trying to get used to my new style of life.

Let me tell you a little about me; I have Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), which has made me blind. I wasn’t always like this, but as the saying goes, when life gives you lemons…

It took me a few weeks to gain confidence and enjoy this wonderful life I have.

I like exploring the outdoors and hanging out in my yard for quite a while, smelling all the smells that are out there. I hang out with other dogs and really enjoy their company, not playing, but just having them around - it does make life less lonely. I have even been known for taking a nap or two with a cat companion. I am a little hard of hearing but can still hear high pitched sounds so if you want to call me, just get a little loud and I will be there!!

You might think that me being blind would put an end to neighborhood walks or longer walks, but guess what? It doesn’t! I go out on a harness and my foster parents put another leash on my collar and that helps guide me around. Also, if I get tired of a long walk, they bring along a wagon and just plop me in there! I do feel special and loved when they do that since it means they are including me in everything! I love food like any other lab and with yummy treats, you can get me to move a little faster! When I get really happy, I roll around the grass and will let out a couple of howls! I tell you, life is good even without my sight. I do depend on my human family for steps. I can’t do them so I will need someone strong who will be able to lift me up and give me a little hug before setting me down again. I enjoy traveling in the car and have even done a few car trips this summer! I’m looking for a furever family who will look past my blindness and near deafness. A family who will give me the tools to raise my confidence in a new place and realize that I just need a little time. A family who will take me and a wagon to all the adventures they are planning.

Laddy
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Must Know:

  • 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?

Smokey
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Must Know:

  • Smokey, 3 years old, black male, 44 lbs

  • Dog friendly, but needs proper leashed introductions

  • Cats unknown

  • Kids 8+

  • Energy level: high

Meet Smokey

 

Howdy, howdy! I am Smokey, probably called that because of my beautiful, smoldering looks. I am 3 years old and weigh in at 44lbs of love and fun! When I see other dogs I just want to run over barking and say hello, but I do need to remember my manners and not just jump on others' faces! I do like to play mouthy and it’s probably because I am still a young one. When I can’t play with another friend, I am content playing by myself and chewing on some toys. Some people might say that I am a bit bossy, but in reality I just want all the love from my humans. When I first meet a new person I might act a bit shy and take it slow but once I am comfortable with them I just want them to pet me! I am a brave boy, but I do get scared of some loud noises. When that happens, I just go to my crate for a few minutes and then I am good as new! Every day I am practicing skills and I know that one day I will be amazing at them all. As of now, I am working on waiting to eat my food once my bowl hits the floor and on laying down when coming from the outdoors to get my paws dried. I love treats and know that they will help me learn many new things. I enjoy spending time outdoors and running all over the yard playing fetch. It is so much fun!! One of my cutest things is that when I get excited, I do a little dance on my back paws while waving my front ones around! I’m looking for a family who will play fetch with me, who will run around the backyard, and who will teach me to be the best I can be!

Tamzin
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Must Know:

  • Tamzin, 3 years old, black female, 44.8lbs

  • Dog friendly with dogs her size or bigger

  • Not cat friendly

  • Kid friendly 7+

  • Energy level medium with a case of zoomies

Meet Tamzin

 

Are you looking for a dog who is ready to become your best friend? A dog who will follow you through heaven and hell and be your ride or die? If so, I am the one you are looking for! My name is Tamzin and I am a 3 year old girl who is searching for her perfect family. I love playing with other dogs that are my size or bigger and just love going on adventures.When meeting a new friend, I tend to roll over and let them sniff me first. When on walks, I prefer a really long leash that lets me smell all the good things out there. My foster mom says that I am a velcro dog-in reality, I am a dog that just has so much love for her family that I want to be with them all the time. I absolutely love people, especially when they show me love! I give kisses and get all wiggly! Some of the commands that I have learned are sit, stay, drop (toy), go potty and the best one, smile. Yup. I can smile on command! I have a smile that could easily be on a billboard! Loud noises scare me but somehow, thunder does not. When my foster parents leave the house, I hang out in my crate, waiting for them to come back and give me more love. I am a complete pleasure to be around, calm and relaxed around my people, very affectionate and a people pleaser. Car rides are my absolutely favorite thing in the world; the cool wind on my face, adventures awaiting, ah! The best! I’m looking for my own family, for a family who will love me, snuggle me and take me on many car rides!

Luigi
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Must Know:

  • Luigi, black, male, Beagle/Lab mix, 6 months, 40 lbs and growing!

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

  • Dog-savvy cat friendly

  • Scared of children

  • Puppy energy – med to high energy, loves to swim 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!), and no kids – those little people are scary! 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 its 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.

Scraps
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Must Know:

  • Scraps, 4 years old, 72 lbs, black male

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kids 8+

  • Heartworm positive

  • Energy level medium

Meet Scraps

 

Hi friends! I’m Scraps and you would think that someone with that name would be a tiny little thing. But no! I am a 4 year old, 72 lbs big boy who is looking for his forever family. I enjoy playing tug of war with other dogs and running around. When I meet new dogs, I might be a little shy but after a little while, I am very friendly and want to play. If you have a ball to throw, I am your dog! I can play fetch for as long as your arm can stand it!It is so much fun! Once done playing, I do enjoy a good belly rub as I try to pretend I am a lap dog and get comfortable on top of my human. I am a natural heeler and can keep pace with my human, unless of course, there is something interesting to smell or I see a cat. With my foster parent we have been working on commands such as sit, come, drop it, and heel. We are also trying to perfect my stay. I still have so much to learn! You know one thing that is really funny about me? I like being really clean so when it’s time to go potty outside, I circle once or twice, go and then start walking on my front two legs. I don’t want to get dirty at all!

I love people in general and could even be considered a bit of a velcro dog. When my foster parents need to go out, I go into the crate to hang out. I don’t mind it at all but it does mean the playing time is over, which I don’t like since I love playing!. In my future home, I would love going on fun adventures, playing tug of war and getting all the love and belly rubs that I possibly can.

Ricky Bobby
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Must Know:

  • Ricky Bobby, 8 years old, 65lbs, black male

  • Dog friendly, with proper introduction

  • Cats unknown

  • Kids 8+

  • Medium energy

Meet Ricky Bobby

 

Howdy, howdy, howdy! I’m Ricky Bobby and I am a new boy in town! I was born and raised in the South and now have moved to this beautiful area, looking for my furever family. I am 8 years old and a pleasure to have around. I get along with other dogs though I do like to be the center of attention. At my foster dad’s home, if I see my brother getting pets, I will stick my nose in there just so they don’t forget to pet me too! I just love pets and being snuggled by humans. I am a very confident dog, I mean, just look at me, of course I am! When out and about, I stop to smell the roses everywhere! Sometimes I need to be reminded that we are on a walk, not on a smelling excursion. When we see other dogs on our walks, I make sure they know I am here! I am such a smart boy that I have gotten used to walking in the city and pausing on crosswalks. I mean, it’s so much fun when you go downtown and everyone is walking and driving around. When it is time to play in a yard, I will display young puppy energy but when it’s time to come back in, I will show my true colors and find myself a comfortable spot on the couch and just chill! When I am happy, I will show off my toothy grin, especially if I am getting some lovin’ or a yummy treat. One thing that does confuse me a little are squeaky toys. I mean, they are cute but make such an interesting sound when squeezed! Who knows, I will probably get used to them and end up loving them. I am searching for my new family, a family who will take me on adventures even if it’s around the neighborhood, a family who will let me smell the roses and then snuggle with me.

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!

Bruce
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  • Bruce, black, male, 5 yo, 70 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Dog-savvy Cat friendly

  • Kids 8+

  • Medium energy

Meet Bruce

 

Hey folks, I’m Bruce and I’m grateful you clicked over here to meet me! I’m grateful for a lot nowadays – a warm bed inside a home, food, scratches, and love. I used to live outside and I didn’t know what I was missing! Now that I’ve found it, I’m hoping you have an inside you’d be willing to share with me.

My foster family says I’m a curious puppy in the body of a 5 year old. I guess I’m curious because I am just now learning about being an inside dog, about walks, and couches, and scratches on demand (well, I don’t demand them, but boy do I like them!). A good ear scratch will get my tail wagging hard enough you’d think I was a propeller! I am learning about going for walks (and doing well in the no-pull harness) and about car rides – I especially love it when we take the car to the water; I love swimming! I love fetch and tug of war and tearing up cardboard – but only when I am told I can! In my foster home, I play with the dog and I like to try to chase the cats but they stay away from me (they don’t appreciate how much fun I am, obviously!). Now that I have people around me, I don’t like to be left alone, especially outside , but I will settle in my crate and wait for you to return! And, don’t worry, I may be a secret puppy in a 5 year old body, but I don’t chew up stuff or destroy things (except toys, but I say that’s their purpose!).

The best part of my new life is learning that I’ll always have people around! I love attention! I’m super friendly and I love meeting new people! When I get excited, I do tippy taps with my toes – maybe I can help you learn to tap dance. If there’s one thing I know now, you’re never too old to try new things and find a new love.

Do you love the idea of a curious puppy that’s also fully grown, potty-trained, and won’t eat your shoes? Well I have a treat for you – me! I’ll tell you what, you show me your ear-scratching skills and I’ll teach you to tap dance. Deal?

Lady
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  • Ladybird, black female, 50 lbs, 6/7 years old

  • Dog friendly

  • Dog savvy cat needed

  • Kid friendly 8+

  • Energy level medium

  • Heartworm positive

Meet Lady

 

Hello friends! I am Ladybird but my friends call me Lady. I am around 6/7 years old and I absolutely love being around other dog friends. When I meet a new friend, my tail slowly wags and I just become so happy! Humans are also amongst my favorites and I like to follow them from room to room but I do understand when they need some time to themselves. Sometimes I wake up from a nap, take a look around to find my foster mom, and then continue sleeping.

One of my cute personality quirks is that I enjoy placing my chewing bones on my bed, I mean, you never know when you might need a little nibble! I also love rubbing my body over furniture, sofa, gates because it just feels so good to get scratched! I am crate trained and enjoy hanging out in it. My foster mom says that I am a pleasure to have around and oh so friendly. I place my head on laps and legs, waiting to get petted and to be told what a good girl I am. I look at my human with a smile in my eyes and just love my new life and second chance!

I am looking for a family to grow old with, a family who will give me head rubs and who will look at me the same way I look at them, with eyes full of love.