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.
Please visit the adoption process page for more information on how to adopt.
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Oakley
*FOSTER OR FOSTER TO ADOPT NEEDED BY THURSDAY, 9/30 OR OAKLEY GOES TO A KENNEL!*

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Must Know:

  • Oakley, female, black, 42 lbs., 1 year old

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kid friendly 6+ (truly enjoys a child's love)

  • People friendly - REALLY WANTS LOVE!

  • Crate trained

  • Working on house-training

  • Working on leash skills

  • High energy

  • Needs basic training

  • Heartworm positive

Sebastian
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Interested in Sebastian? Please email us at info@labrescue-richmond.com

Must Know:

  • Sebastian, 8 years old, chocolate lab, male, 87lbs

  • Dog friendly - would LOVE a doggie playmate at home!

  • I like cats!!

  • Kid friendly, ages 6+ recommended due to energy level

  • Medium energy

  • Addison’s disease + hypothyroidism (managed through medication)

Meet Sebastian!

Hi, my name is Sebastain. A lot of you have probably seen me on this thing called "Facebook?". I have been with the lab rescue for several months now and haven't found that special family.

You may wonder what this big lump is on my chest. It is a lipoma and has taken a few years to get this big. It may not add much to my dashing good looks, but it doesn't bother me any. Well, maybe besides when I am running full speed and it bounces around a bit. How annoying! My Foster ma has brought me to many vet visits and one morning she told me it was going to be removed that day. I was a little nervous, but getting to go on the car ride made me forget about it. Unfortunately, at the vet when they were getting me prepped for surgery, they realized my kidney values were very high, and needless to say, I didn't receive surgery that day.

I have been going to see the docs several times since, and they have said I have kidney disease now. My foster family has given me a special diet and also something they call sub q fluids a couple times a week. I didn't really like it at first, but now I just cuddle up next to them when it is time and take it all in. Since I have responded so well to the food and fluids, I am scheduled to have a couple smaller bumps removed in a month. Unfortunately, the awkward one that slows down my racing potential will have to stay. It is okay though, I don't mind, and I know a family will see the handsome, loving, smart boy I am.

I guess I should tell you now, kidney disease and lumps and bumps aren't my only "issues". You see, my foster ma says I was dealt a really bad hand of medical cards. But please, don't let that worry you. My prognosis is good right now and all I need is a family that will help me maintain all of them. Yes, I said "them"! On top of kidney disease, I have been managing Addisons disease, hypothyroidism and recently diagnosed hypertension. I take meds like a champ most days, and some days when I don't want to, my foster dad just put them in my mouth.

Now that we have got through the not so fun stuff, did I mention how awesome I am? I am the most playful, outgoing, loving dog ever. I might be a little bias, but I can tell you first hand. You would never know I am not the most perfect healthy dog. My "paws down" most favorite thing to do is to swim. I love it! I actually love any water, anytime of the day. I stand like a stallion (at least I think so) for bath time and will even sneak down to the creek for a quick cool down in the muck! I am still not sure why my foster family wasn't as content from this as I was. Who cares that we were all covered in muck. It was a nice mud bath for us all.

I also love walks, playing ball in the yard and just being with my family. I can be walked off of a leash and listen very well when my family calls (unless there is something more important to do, like trying to convince you it is time for a round of fetch).

I really can't wait to meet my new family. I hope you see this today!

Tater Tot
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Must Know:

  • Tater Tot, 5 years old, 73lbs, yellow Labrador retriever

  • Not dog friendly

  • Cats not recommended due to high prey drive

  • Exposed to teenagers, love them! I’d like to meet your tiny humans.

  • Medium energy level

  • Physical fence required due to high prey drive

Meet Tater Tot!

Hi everyone! My name is Tater Tot, or as my mom calls me “Miss Tay, Tay-Tay, Tater of the Tot Variety, Tater, Queen of Tots, etc!” I am five years old and a female yellow Labrador. I love to wake up in the morning surrounded by my people and will somersault onto the floor next to your leg in order to position my belly perfectly under your hand for belly scratches. I also enjoy chasing flies and unstuffing stuffed toys. When I say I love mornings, I mean it, but when it hits 8-9 at night, I like my space! Once my mom accidentally bumped me while I was snoozing on the couch and I looked at her - then moved over six inches. I do not do well with other dog friends and will be much happier in a home where I am the only dog! I’m very submissive towards other dogs and will give up my food the instant I feel threatened. Like the good Labrador I am, I will retrieve all the baby animals, carry them around in my mouth and bring them inside for my humans! I get really sad when they stop moving. I love basking in the warm sun outside so I would love to have a home with a nice backyard! I am a car dog through and through - I’ll stick my head out and feel the breeze in my ears. I enjoy walking alongside the beach, rolling around in dewy grass, chase bugs and animals and drink mud puddles. I can’t wait to meet my forever family!

Abbey and Sadie (Bonded Pair)
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Must Know:

  • Abbey,4 year old black lab/shepard mix 116 lbs

  • Environmental allergies and food allergies

  • Dog friendly but would be best being only dog in house along sister Sadie

  • Allergic to cats

  • Kid friendly

  • Fenced in yard would be best

  • Energy level: medium low

  • Sadie, female black lab/shepard mix, 4 years old, 70lbs

  • Environmental allergies and food allergies

  • Dog friendly but would be best being only dog in house along sister Abbey

  • Allergic to cats

  • Kid friendly

  • Fenced in yard would be best

  • Energy level: medium

Meet Abbey and Sadie!

Hi, I am Abbey and I am a 4 year old female black lab/shepard mix weighing in at 116 lbs. I love hanging outside and playing with my sister Sadie. When outdoors, I love sniffing all the new scents and trying to guess what little critter might have been there! I enjoy a good game of tug of war and then just relaxing! I love chew toys, especially bones and soft stuffed ones, but just because I can easily tear them apart! When I want something, I will find my human and lay my pretty head on their lap! I am such a good girl! I love getting praise especially when I follow commands like “sit, come, drop, lay down, leave it”. I am house trained and love sleeping on my doggie bed. I am a low key dog who is just happy as can be!

Hi, I am Sadie and I am the ‘small’ sister! I am 4 years old and weigh 70 lbs. I love playing tug of war with my sister Abbey or just chasing around the yard. I love hearing my voice when I play, it just means that I am having a blast! I am very friendly but a little shy at the beginning. I am very smart and already know some commands like “sit, come, lay down, leave it” and I bet that with some more training, I could learn so many more! I love squeaky toys because I can destroy them and then try to eat them and bones! I love chewing bones! They sure make my day! My foster mom says that I am a love bug, I love people and follow them around the house.

We are looking for a home where we can enjoy the outdoors and all the new smells that it entails! A family who will enjoy our company and all the love we have to give.

Sunny
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*Pending Adoption*

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Must Know:

  • Sunny, 2.5 years old, yellow english lab, female, 93lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Not cat friendly!

  • Kid friendly, ages 8+

  • Low energy – may change as I recover from my ACL surgery

  • Love car rides!

Meet Sunny!

They call me Sunny—I think it’s because I am yellow, and I am cheerful, and I can brighten your days! Getting a lot of love from my family, food, and car rides are the three things that make my days the sunniest! I am a 2 ½ year old English lab girl, carrying a little extra weight right now (a girl doesn’t like to tell her weight, but it’s 93 lbs.). I had ACL surgery in May and it currently makes long walks and extended exercise a bit difficult for me. I walk on a loose leash (but can pull if I come across an exceptionally tantalizing scent) and can get a little excited when meeting new folks. I’m sure with consistent walks I will get better and be able to get some of these extra pounds off soon!

I have lived with older kids in my former home. My foster dad said I can be mouthy at times, so it might be best to stick with living with older kids until I learn more manners. Speaking of manners, I know sit and working on stay. I am hoping you will teach me more! I love to sleep anywhere near you (the bed if you allow is nice!) and I am house trained. My former family said I don’t play with toys much unless you get me in the water—then you can see why I am a retriever! Did I mention I love attention?? And car rides?? They say it takes 365 days to walk around the sun! I hope you might adopt me so we can walk along together—I promise I can brighten your journey!

Koda
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Must Know:

  • Koda, 1 year old, black, male, 53 lbs

  • Dog friendly; must live with another dog

  • Not cat friendly!

  • Kids unknown

  • High energy – Needs lots of exercise

  • Crate-trained

Meet Koda!

Hi friends! I’m Koda…it’s a cool name because it actually means “friend”! And that’s exactly what I hope to be-- your best friend! I am one year old, male, and weigh 53 pounds (but I’m still a growing boy!) I absolutely LOVE my current foster sibling, so I’m asking for a home with another dog. I am learning so much just hanging out with my current sibling—everyone needs a good role model! I am slow to warm up sometimes, but it’s just me being a little shy! Once I get to know you I’m your best friend-- I love to follow you around and play…and play…and play!

I haven’t mastered many commands yet, but I’m sure I can learn some once I get settled and feel comfortable with my family. I walk well on a leash, especially if I have another dog to imitate. I love my crate…I feel safe there and can eat, sleep, and just chill in my crate. My foster mom lets me go in the crate whenever I want, and I sleep there at night. I also love toys- chew toys, squeaky toys, toys I can play fetch with, or just toys I can carry around- they are all awesome! I am house-trained—well, mostly! I’ve had just a few accidents in my foster home, and I am learning how to ring the bells by the door to tell them I need to go outside. I don’t really like car rides yet, but maybe just need a little more time to understand the merits of a good ride with my family. I love attention, and I can give it right back – loving my family is my favorite! I hope I will find my forever home soon—I’m ready to be your best friend forever! Love and kisses, Koda

SADIE & DIXIE
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Must Know:

  • Sadie (yellow) & Dixie (red), 8 year old littermates, females

  • Dog friendly

  • Kid friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Energy level medium

  • Dixie heartworm positive

Meet Sadie and Dixie!

Sadie (yellow) and Dixie (reddish) These girls are true sweethearts, both with completely different personalities. They are 8 year old liter mates who till recently never had a day indoors in their life. They have definitely been enjoying their AC especially on these scolding hot days we are having! The girls picked up fast with going potty outside! No accidents since the first day they arrived. Dixie is the leader for this duo. They both love to plop down right at your feet to get belly rubs! Dixie loves affection and will come up where you are to snuggle. Sadie tends to stay by herself she doesn't feel comfortable getting on furniture. Dixie LOVES treats however Sadie is a lot pickier and have found she will only accept beggin strips. Currently they are getting a mix of wet dog food in with their dry to help get them on a schedule of eating at certain times to help control #2. We have been doing (3) 30 minute walks a day. Both do fairly well on a leash. Dixie will walk right by your side. Sadie stays close but will zig zag. Anytime a car goes by they stop automatically and will wait for it to pass before continuing to walk. When we have encountered other dogs on walks Sadie will try to pull excitedly to go to the other dog. But once we pass she will quickly get back to our walk. Both energy levels seems to be medium. They enjoy walks but while at home they enjoy be spoiled by laying around on the cold floors. They haven't showed much interest the last week to be outside for long periods of time. Dixie is HW+. Cats unknown. Both have done great with kids from age 1 to 10. They do not jump up or act rough. When the kids start running crazy in the house they both will go lay down out of the way and ignore everything happening.

Rocky
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Must Know:

  • Rocky, 8 years old, Yellow/red, male, 73 lbs.

  • Dog friendly

  • Not cat friendly!

  • Kids unknown

  • Low energy

  • Loves affection!

  • Heartworm positive

Meet Rocky!

Can’t you just hear the movie theme music playing? I’m waiting to join you on walks, hikes, lounging on the couch together, or maybe watching TV…whatever makes you feel like a champ! Hey, maybe that movie with my name is showing! I just want a person to love!! And I love it when you snuggle with me and give me lots of attention!

I am house-trained, and learning to walk on a leash (I don’t pull—just learning which side of my person I should walk along), and I know what to do when I hear “sit” and learning how to “stay”. I would like to learn more! I am a great car rider too!

I love movies with a happy ending—so hope you will pick me to be a part of your family!

Darcey
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Must Know:

  • Darcey, 11 years old, female, 70 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cat indifferent

  • Kid friendly

  • Left eye enucleation (removed as a puppy since it never developed)

  • Arthritis

  • Energy level low

Meet Darcey!

Hello friends! My name is Darcey and I am the special girl you have always been looking for. I am 11 years young and weigh 70 lbs and I am as good of a girl as any could be. I know no strangers, humans or animal type. Since I am 11 years young, I don’t play with other dogs as much as I used to but I do enjoy their company. I love human companionship and the love that they can give me!! I will wiggle and give kisses when I see my people. I love being a couch potato and relaxing. Sometimes my arthritis makes it a little hard to show the tricks I used to know like sit and others but let me tell you, I am still very smart. During the day, I enjoy walks and smelling the outdoors and then just relaxing on the couch with my head on your lap. I am independent, not mouthy, don’t jump or bark! I’m so good in the house that I don’t even need a crate. I told you, I am a perfect companion! I love car rides because it means new adventures and then a nap!

I am looking for a family who will love me and snuggle me, protect me and hold my paw and tell me what a wonderful girl I’ve been.

Cricket
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Must Know:

  • Cricket, 5 months old, black and white female, 30 lbs.

  • Dog friendly

  • Kid friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Puppy energy

  • Bilateral entropion

  • Broken back left leg

Meet Cricket!

Did you stop to take a look at me because of how adorable I am? Cricket is what my foster parents call me. I am an intelligent girl; I learned my name in just a day. I’m not a pure Lab or maybe very little Lab at all, but Mom and Dad say that doesn't matter because I am perfect! I am 5 months old and 30lbs. My two front feet are so cute, they look like I stepped in white paint. Down my chin and to my chest you will find a beautiful white stripe.

When animal control found me in NC, my eyes were crusted shut due to having Entropion. Entropion is when your eyelids roll in towards your eyes. The vet said I may grow out of it, so we are waiting on surgery. I get ointment on my eyelids daily to help with irritation. I was also limping and barely using my back left leg. I remember hurting my leg but of course I can not tell you how it happened. LRGR took me to the vet to have X-rays. I remember two things the morning of the vet visit: First, I did not get my breakfast, and the other thing I remember was a sweet lady at the vet that held me and told me I was the best little girl. After looking at the x-ray, it reveals that I broke my leg a while back and it is already heeling. I am using it more every day, actually I hardly know that it is broken. I run after my canine foster brothers and sister, I chase butterflies, wrestle, and play tug-o war with my friends.

I am your typical, perky, lively pup who is playful and mischievous. Like most pups my age, I love chewing on bones and toys. And of course I am still learning that human shoes are not for me! I am a social butterfly, I adore all people and enjoy playing with children. I am your all around great pup who will enjoy exploring and going on adventures with my new family.

Mara
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  • Mara, 8/10 months old, female, 46lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cat friendly

  • Kids 10+

  • Medicated bath once a week due to skin infection (name of infection unknown, but she does not have mange)

  • Energy level medium

Meet Mara!

Hi, hi! My name is Mara and I am so happy and excited to meet you! I am between 8 to 10 months old and barely weigh 46lbs. I am a little shy at the beginning when I meet new doggie friends and human friends but after a little while, I warm up to them and become a ball of love! I enjoy the outdoors and chasing balls around the yard and when it is time to go indoors, I love relaxing with a toy to chew on or just taking a little nap. I am crate trained and I love hanging out in there. At night, I am so good that I fall asleep without a peep and when I wake up, my foster mom says I make the cutest little yawning noises. I enjoy bones and Kongs, playing fetch and tug of war with other doggies. I actually have found heaven when I am surrounded by balls! Oh my, I love balls! I could just play with them all day! I am looking for my forever family, a family who will see what a sweetheart I am, a family who will play ball with me and who will just simply love me forever and ever.

Oakwood
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Must Know:

  • Oakwood, 13 weeks old, black lab/hound

  • male

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Must Know:

  • Jefferson, 13 weeks old, black lab/hound

  • male

Citra
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Must Know:

  • Citra , 1 - 1.5 years old, White/Yellow, female, 53lbs

  • Dog friendly – would really love another dog to play with!

  • Cats unknown

  • Kid friendly – preferably kids old enough to want to play with her

  • High energy – needs exercise but also needs rest after playtime; still a puppy

  • Loves car rides!

Meet Citra!

Hi guys! I’m Citra, and I cannot wait to find my forever family! Let me ask you a few questions to see if we might be a good fit. Are you a family with elementary school or middle school aged children who wants a friendly dog to play with them? Or are you looking for a companion for your current dog? Or are you someone who would like a friend to take everywhere with you? If you answered yes to any of these, we might be a perfect match! Some things about me you might want to know: I am curious and want to know what you are doing, I am very friendly with people and other dogs, I love to play with toys and like for my humans to join in, I am eager to go on walks (and likely a good running companion), and I behave well on car rides.

I am really friendly and form an instant bond with my forever family. I love to cuddle, and eager to please. I have quickly learned my feeding routine, sit, stay and down. I walk on a leash, and am crate trained. What more could you want? Let’s meet and see if we can be forever friends!

Kal
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Must Know:

  • Kal, 4 year old goldendoodle male, 60 lbs (needs to gain 15 lbs)

  • Dog friendly, but truly enjoy just having my humans in the house and can have a hard time sharing things with other dogs

  • Cat friendly

  • Children unknown

  • Need to be groomed every 6-8 weeks, plus have my nails trimmed often

Meet Kal!

Hi! My name is Kal and I have the most beautiful smile you will ever see. I am a 4 year old goldendoodle male with luscious curly golden hair. I am an amazing boy who just loves his humans. I enjoy running around with other dogs in the yard and then relaxing near my people. I am extremely chill and love to lounge around and cuddle. When out and about, I walk up to everyone to say hello and really enjoy being friendly and social. I love learning new things and with the help of yummy treats, I know I can learn many more. So far I can sit, wait, stay, shake, come, focus, ok. I’m so good at it all! My foster mom says that I am the perfect definition of a velcro dog! If you stand, I will stand, if you sit, I will sit. I just love my humans so much I just want to be with them all the time! I have fun with peanut butter filled kongs, rope toys and I bet there are so many more fun toys out there for me to try! I have beautiful golden curls that need to be groomed every 6-8 weeks, my foster mom does the grooming herself with doggie clippers and I look so good!! I am looking for a loving family who will snuggle with me, feed me yummy treats and enjoy the fine things in life like outdoor time and chill times!

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Meet Charlie!

Hey there!

I’m Charlie but you can also call me Char or baby Char. I’m a four year old Lab Mix and absolutely love everyone I’ve ever met. The humans have told me I’m not a lap dog, but when I’m not adventuring I love to lay against you on the couch. I do have lots of energy and am hoping to find a family who will keep me busy and tire me out. I’ve grown up with another dog and cats, but would prefer to not have any cats again. I like to chase them around, which they don’t usually like. I’m great with older kids/teens but sometimes forget how big I am and can knock little ones over when we’re playing.

I know basic commands such as down, sit, wait and am crate trained. I love my crate to sleep in and it helps keep me out of trouble while you’re at work. I’m super smart but also can get into things I’m not supposed to if I don’t have humans who let me know the rules. I would do best with someone who is experienced with dogs and can set the boundaries and rules for me to follow. I love going on walks, but do have some knee issues that limit long walks on concrete/roads. My favorite outdoor activity is trail walks, so if you love the parks around Richmond, I’d love to go with you! I can’t wait to meet you!