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We typically have between 5-10 Labs available for adoption.
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Interested in Polly? Please email us at info@labrescue-richmond.com

Polly

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Must Know:

  • Polly, 5.5 years old, 74lbs, female lab mix

  • Would do well as an only dog

  • Cat friendly

  • Kids 14+

  • Energy level: medium

Meet Polly!

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Hi everyone!  Polly here. It’s MY time to shine! I sure hope this update will speed up finding my forever home….I want this more than anything!  Won’t you please consider me? I’ve been with my current foster since mid-Jan and have come such a long way. I’m really a sweety.  I’m very sensitive and intuitive. I’m also silly and sassy. I’m no longer anxious being left alone and can be crated (in an airline carrier) for over 4 hours. I’ve learned not to be a scaredy cat around men and now once I get to know you we’ll become forever friends. I’ve learned to jump into the car and love car rides.  I am a great traveler! I’ve got wonderful house manners and have free reign of the house while my foster mom is home.  I will promptly and appropriately alert you to a visitor. I wait patiently at doors and at the stairs until you tell me it’s okay. I don’t jump on furniture, unless you invite me.  I sleep on a dog bed or the ottoman bench at the foot of the bed but would love being invited to sleep with you… and I take up less room than the cat! In the morning I will greet you with happy smiles, spinning, bowing and rolling around…I am so adorable and silly  When you’re up and moving about, I’m hopeful that we’ll be doing something fun so I’ll probably follow you around. If you’re working at your desk or watching tv, I’m happy chilling near you. I’ll figure out our routine pretty quickly. I can entertain myself with bones, food dispensing toys, tennis balls and plush toys. Great news…I’m not a destructive chewer or destroyer of toys. I really enjoy running around throwing toys up in the air and playing keep away.  Cat toys are my favorite, so they need to be kept out of my reach. I like training especially if you have cheese.  Some cues I’ve learned are sit, down, wait, stop, front, look at me, leave it, easy, gentle, settle, lets’ go, crate, go to bed, stay and come. My stay is incredible, it’s tough when you leave the room, but I Can. Do. It! My recall is pretty solid too. I’m learning that a whistle means to come and learning back (like in back up).

 

I still have a couple of issues that I need to confess.  I’m uncomfortable around young children and dogs.  It breaks my heart, but I probably had some bad experiences before being rescued.  We’re working on this. Sometimes I wear a muzzle if I am going to be close to other dogs on our walks and I really don’t mind. In fact, it’s best that I do so that everyone is comfortable. While out walking, I‘ve met several children without any problems. Planned introductions to other appropriate dogs is just beginning. I was good with a big, sweet boy. Then I met a really nice medium sized girl.  We walked well together with some distance between us… it’s too soon to let me get up close. There were 2 smaller dogs that tried to meet me unexpectedly and it made me uneasy. I’ve been told I lack good doggy skills when I see other dogs, so you’ll need to pay attention when walking me and distract me if I make a mistake. In time, we’ll figure it out together. Now that the weather is getting nicer, I’m getting to go for more car rides and I heard more introductions so wish us happy tails.

Hi there, I am Polly, a 5.5 years old, 74lbs, female, white lab mix with some hints of yellow and have the sweetest personality ever. I love toys and try to play with any that I find along my path, cat toys, kids toys, any toys! I love snacks and need to be reminded that if something is on the counter, it is not a snack for me! I love praise and with loving words, you will be able to teach me so much! I am learning how to sit and how not to pull when I see something exciting on my walk. My obedience training is going amazingly well! I am an expert at recall! I am already house trained and have free reign of the home when my foster is home. I like to be crated when my foster leaves, the crate gives me a great place to relax when I am alone.

I love exploring the outdoors and playing fetch with a tennis ball. After a play session, I enjoy chewing on my Kong and snuggling my family.

I love staying close to my people and just loving them. If you invite me to lay with you on bed or the couch, I will just snuggle close to you and go to sleep. I am the sweetest, love bug ever and know that my furever family is out there waiting for me.

Starbuck

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Must Know:

  • Starbuck, 11.5 years old, female, chocolate labrador

  • Dog friendly, but would enjoy another dog with a similarly calm demeanor

  • Cat friendly

  • Kids are fine, but would prefer a calm house

  • Low energy

  • Mild laryngeal paralysis and on medicine for arthritis, allergies, and thyroid supplement

Meet Starbuck!

Hi all, my name is Starbuck and I am the girl you have been searching for all of your life! I am 11.5 years old and love to soak up the sunshine outside. My independent self tends to prefer a couple of snuggles and then find my own space on the couch for the night. I am an absolute sweetheart and can be trusted with free reign of the house. My manners are as lovely as they come! I am a very calm lady, love to take it easy and enjoy a good belly rub. My hopes for my forever family include carpeted stairs (hardwood floors are scary!), a comfy couch and lots of love. I can’t wait to meet you!

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

Sebastian

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Must Know:

  • Sebastian, 8 years old, chocolate lab, male, 105lbs

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

  • Unsure on cats, but I would like to meet one and see! I like everyone I meet.

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

  • Medium energy

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

Meet Sebastian!

Hi everybody! My name is Sebastian and I am the sweetest eight year old guy you have ever set eyes on. I am always up for an adventure and down for a cuddle session - a little game of fetch in between and I will be your best friend for life! I absolutely love playing with other dogs and spending time at the dog park, or a puppy play date. One of the best things in the world is a car ride - anywhere! Put those windows down and I will hang out (literally!) If someone knocks on the door, I like to be the person who announces their presence to the rest of the house. It’s my job, you know! Playtime is my time to shine - I love to play frisbee, fetch, chase a ball or two, tug with my rope, you name it. I love a good hike, a swim in a lake and lots of socializing with new friends. I can’t wait to meet my forever family!

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

Ben and Daisy (Bonded Pair)

*Available*

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Must Know:

  • Ben, 10 years old, chocolate Labrador, male, 71lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kid friendly, due to size, age 3+ recommended

  • Medium energy

  • Grain free diet, early arthritis  

  • Daisy, 3 years old, chocolate labrador, 80lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kid friendly, due to size, age 3+ recommended

  • Medium energy

  • Grain free diet

Meet Ben and Daisy! - Bonded Pair

Hello future friends! We are Ben and Daisy, a dad and daughter duo looking for our forever home - together. We are both chocolate labs and love meeting other dog friends and playing with the neighborhood kiddos. Since coming to our foster family’s house, we have been learning how to walk on a leash and mastering fun new tricks like “sit”! We are both very food motivated and will do just about anything for a treat. Daisy likes to play fetch while Ben prefers soft toys, but we will de-stuff any toy you give us! We enjoy being active and like to go on a couple of long walks during the day - especially hiking! So many sniffs! Ben is very attached to his people and can become a little bit anxious when they leave. Daisy is sparky in the sense that she will get really excited out of nowhere for a second in the middle of getting pets! We are very well-socialized and obedient - with a little bit more training and loves, we can be perfect model dogs for you! We love a good car ride and cannot wait to meet our forever family!

Squirt

*Available*

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Meet Squirt!

“Squirt” or “Little Squirt” is my name. My foster mom said she gave me this name because I am a little guy at 1 year old and just 48lbs. The second reason for the name is because when I first arrived at my foster home, I was so scared that I would tinkle, just a little, everytime my foster parents would look at me. I was welcomed by 4 dogs in my foster home. They were all so nice to me and understood that I needed some time to adjust to my new environment.

On my first day in my foster home, I received a bright red collar with a tag that had “Lab Rescue” on it. I had no idea what this thing was around my neck. I screamed in fear when she put it on. My foster mom let me know that I was ok. Then she attached what she called a leash to the collar and again, I panicked and cried. It took me a few days to get comfortable with the leash attached to me and a human holding on to the other end of the leash. I didn't want to walk with this contraption on me. I tried crawling on the ground for a few days and finally decided that this was not something that I should be scared of so I stood up and just started walking.

Once I started walking around, my foster parents noticed that I had a weird gait. My body seems to waddle like a penguin and it also sways when I move. My foster dad was the one who took me to see the veterinarian specialist. By the way, I love riding in the car. I get so excited! I start wiggling and sometimes barking because I am always ready to go. We had multiple visits, which I didn't mind. They were trying to figure out why I moved the way that I do. After visiting the surgeon, neurologist and internist, I was diagnosed with a rare condition that they called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. They tell me that this is a genetic problem with the formation of connective tissue in the body. They say this syndrome has caused my joints to be loose. Whatever that means, doesn’t everyone’s body do this? Since it’s a hereditary disease, it has no cure. My condition is managed with pain pills and with restricted exercise. I enjoy short play time in the fenced yard and I love to explore the outdoors with my foster parents nearby.

Those who have met me say that I am the happiest dog. I greet everyone with my special wiggle, cute smile, and big round eyes. I enjoy my doggie friends and relish time with my humans. If you love the “Lab Lean”, I can do that as well!

Let me tell you a little more about me... I remember one morning, within the first few days of being in my foster home, seeing a basket in the living room. It was filled with all kinds of toys. My body began to wiggle uncontrollably! There were so many choices: rubber balls, bouncy balls, tennis balls, Nylabones, rope toys, bones and chew toys. My foster brother picked up a rope toy and started to engage me in play. At first, I was a little nervous because he was so much bigger than me. We had such a good time playing tug of war. Who knew that this could be so much fun. I never played with a rope before.

I am a little of an attention seeker. I like to talk. Sometimes I stare up at my foster parents and make these strange noises like grumbling, play growling (not mean though), and I will even change the tones in hopes they will make eye contact with me.

Have I told you how much I love food? I would say that meal time is probably my favorite time of day. I eat out of a special bowl called a slow feeder, it looks like a maze. I do not mind it at all because it makes my food last longer. I am asked to control my wiggles and talking at meal times. I must sit and wait until I am told “OK” before I can dive into my bowl. When I eat, I make a moaning sound because the food tastes soooooo good. I get my medicine right in the bowl or my favorite way is off of a spoon with peanut butter. My foster mom loves peanut butter as well and when she gets some for herself, she shares it with me and my foster siblings.

When it is time for my foster parents to eat, I will lie on the floor by the table with my head on the floor. My foster mom taught me how to act at the table. If I'm quiet and still, she will occasionally drop a treat in front of my nose for being such a good boy.

Like all humans, they must leave the house. I do not mind and I have free reign in the home when they are gone. I almost forgot, there is one more thing I did not tell you, I have to pee more often than some dogs. Not too often, but I cannot hold it for more than 7 hours. I am good for about 5 hours, sometimes 6 during the day. At night I hold it for about 7 hours. My foster mom says this is much better than waking her up every 3 hours during the first month I was in their home. She is getting more sleep, which makes her happy. Now, I only wake up once during the night. I usually go to bed around 10:00pm and wake up at 5:00am to relieve myself. But the good thing is, on most days, I will go back upstairs and sleep for another hour.

What does my future hold? I can not answer that question, but I see myself living with a fantastic family that loves me in spite of my disability. A home where being a little different is okay. I can be a little quirky, but that is what makes me “Little Squirt.”

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

Tyson

*Available*

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Must Know:

  • Tyson, 12 years old, black male lab, 87 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kid friendly

  • Arthritis on legs

  • Energy level: low

Meet Tyson!

Hello folks, my name is Tyson and I am an older gentleman looking for my furever home. I am 12 years young and weigh 87 lbs. As a real southern gent, I am an extremely friendly dog who gets along with everyone he meets. I will tell you a little secret, I love humans and being around them. When I find my furever home, all I will want to do is learn the rules of the house so I can follow them and make my humans happy. I am an extremely well behaved, very chill dog who loves walks, meeting people on my walks who will love on me, and then going home and relaxing. When it gets a little hot, I prefer shorter walks and chilling in the yard. I am very smart, so smart that at my foster home, I learned how to open the screen door to let myself go potty. I love benebones and bully sticks as much as I love getting brushed! A nice brush and rub after a bath is fantastic and so relaxing!

I am looking for a family who needs a companion in their life, who is looking for a best friend. A family who will love me and let me love on them.

Zoe

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  • Zoe, 1.5 years old, black lab mix, 65 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Kid friendly, 5+

  • Not cat friendly

  • Energy level: High

Meet Zoe!

Hi there! My name is Zoe and I am a 1.5 year old, black with white on chest and paws, female lab mix. My name means ‘life’ and I am the perfect example of living life to the fullest! I absolutely love playing, running and wrestling around with other dogs. I have also discovered how much fun it is to play with little people; they love throwing the ball and frisbee for me! I get so happy when I play and later on, get belly rubs and back scratches! I tell you, life is good! I am a social butterfly and just love everyone! I am house trained and crate trained and even though I am a big girl, I still like to have my foster mom come with me when I need to use the potty at night. I love playing with squeaky toys, tennis balls, swimming and hiking. As long as I am active, I love it!! Doggie parks, hiking, long walks, ah! Sounds heavenly! My foster mom says I just want to please people and that I am full of energy and love!! I am looking for a family who is active and will enjoy new adventures with me!

Mickey

*Available*

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  • Mickey, 4 years old, 70lbs, black Labrador, male

  • Dog friendly

  • Cat friendly

  • Kids unknown, but I have a very calm demeanor so I think I would like them!

  • Low to medium energy

  • Heartworm positive

Meet Mickey!

Oh Mickey you’re so fine!!! Yes, yes I am. Hi folks! My name is Mickey and I am four years old and the life of the pawty. I’m a people person in every sense of the phrase - I stick like Velcro to my crew! I absolutely love other dogs and follow my foster dog sibling all over the place. Surprisingly enough, I’m also a cat lover! I let my cat foster brother curl up near me and brush himself against me. I am cool as a cucumber and can take a few minutes to warm up to new faces and friends, but I am the most friendly guy! I enjoy a couple of good walks throughout the day, but the rest of my days are spent lounging! My foster mommy says I look like my legs and snout were dipped in chocolate - they don’t match the rest of my body!! Who doesn’t love a chocolate dipped lab?! I can’t wait to meet my new family and curl up with you forever.