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

Polly

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!

UPDATE:

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.

Maggie (Currently on Medical Hold)

Must Know:

  • Maggie, 6.5 years old, 51 lbs, yellow female lab.

  • Dog friendly

  • Not interested in cats

  • Kid friendly

  • Energy level-low to medium

Meet Maggie!

Hi there, my name is Maggie and I am looking for my forever family. I am a 6.5 years old, 51lbs, yellow, female lab who is as sweet and as can be. I love meeting people but I know not to jump on them or bark at them. If they do offer me a lap, I will very gladly settle myself in it. I do believe I am a lap dog! I am a very happy, easy going girl! I have been around children and I am great with them! I just love all human interaction! I especially love snuggles and getting kisses. I am learning some new tricks and I have mastered sitting down and I am working on no, down and outside! I know that with a little help, I can learn so many more! Some people say that I am couch potato since I do enjoy relaxing and that is ok! I mean, what is better than laying outside on the porch with the sun shining down on you? I do enjoy the outdoors now that I discovered that my yard is visited by bunnies in the morning! I love seeing them and chasing them! I am also very smart and know how to ring a little bell by the door to let my foster mom know that I need to go potty. I also really enjoy car rides! I am crate trained though I really like snuggling with my human in bed! I sleep curled up to my foster mom and sleep like a baby! My foster mom says that I am the sweetest girl ever and would be perfect for someone who enjoys having company. I will relax next to them and put my head in their lap.

I am looking for a family who will enjoy my sweet company, my snuggles and all the love I have to give.

Starbuck

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!

Snoopy and Belle (Bonded Pair)

Must Know:

  • Snoopy

  • 3.5 year old, black male lab, 95 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kids unknown

  • Energy level- medium

  • Belle-

  • 3.5 year old, 60 lbs, female black lab

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Kids unknown

  • Energy level-medium

Meet Snoopy and Belle! - Bonded Pair

Hi friends, we are Snoopy and Belle, a pair of siblings that are looking for a home together.

Hi! I am Snoopy, a gentle giant who is ready to steal your heart. I am a 3.5year old, black male lab weighing in at 95lbs. I am a loving dog who really enjoys hanging out with others, especially my sister Belle. When I meet other dog friends, I might seem shy at first but after a little bit, my playful, loving personality comes out. I love giving kisses and being petted. I am slowly learning new tricks and I’m working on recognizing my name, sitting and staying. Enjoy tennis balls, playing fetch and bones! I am crate trained and enjoy snuggling there with my sister Belle. She is my best friend!

Hi, I am Belle, a beautiful, long haired, 3.5 years old female black lab weighing in at 60 lbs. You might think that I am a shy girl when you meet me, but you will realize that you are wrong! I am a loving, sweet, friendly girl who just needs a minute to come out of her shell. I love the outdoors and all the new smells around me. I love running with my brother Snoopy and showing that even if I am smaller than him, I can hang out with the big boys! I love playing ball and trying to get to it before Snoopy! I love head and ear scratches and will reward you by putting my head in your lap just so you can continue! I am learning basic commands and with time, will be an expert on them! I love the dog park where I can run with my brother and meet other dogs!

We are looking for a family who will love spending time with us and exploring the outdoors! We have so much love to give and can’t wait to find our perfect place!

Sebastian

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!

Gracie

Must Know:

  • Gracie: 6 year old, yellow and cream female lab, 65 lbs

  • Dog friendly, would love a dog sibling

  • Cats unknown

  • Kid friendly

  • Energy level, medium

Meet Gracie!

Hi friends! My name is Gracie and I am a 6 year old, yellow and cream female lab. I am a calm, sweet girl who loves hanging out with other dogs and watching what they are doing. I love playing fetch with my humans and then just relaxing by them. I usually bring them a toy and drop at their feet or their hands so they can throw it to me! I am house trained and enjoy sleeping at the foot of a bed or if invited, snuggled next to you. When I see my humans, I wiggle and wag my tail, I get so happy to see them! I am learning many new commands and have mastered sit, shake and come! I am a very smart girl! I love going out on long walks around the neighborhood and going to the doggie park. I really enjoy hanging out with my foster doggie brother and would love having a sibling at home!

I am looking for a family who loves walks, playing fetch non stop and snuggling with me.

Bella

Must Know:

  • Bella, 3 years old, 60 lbs, female yellow lab

  • Dog friendly, would do best with a dog sibling

  • Cats unknown

  • Children 6+

  • Energy level, medium

Meet Bella!

Hello friends! My name is Bella, and I am a gorgeous, extremely friendly, 3 year old, yellow female lab. I love every person and dog that I meet! When I see a dog, my tail starts wagging like crazy and I just want to go and play! I love being around my humans and relaxing around them! I am house trained and crate trained but love just lounging out of it. I know some commands like sit, come and crate and I bet I could learn many more! I enjoy exploring the outdoors and running around the yard, especially when I see a little critters in there! After playing outdoors, I like getting belly scratches and some head rubs and just chilling next to my humans. I am looking for a family whom I can lean my body against and get some rubs, a family who will take me out on adventures and one who will love me forever and ever.

Pumpkin

Must Know:

  • Pumpkin, 9 month old, female chocolate lab, 70 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cat friendly

  • Kid friendly

  • Energy level, puppy energy, medium to high

Meet Pumpkin!

Hello there!! My name is Pumpkin and I am a sweet, 9 month old, female chocolate lab. I love meeting new dogs and since I am a little one, I still get really excited! It is so much fun when on a walk I spot a potential new friend that I can’t wait to sniff them and become BFF’s! I am still learning about the world and all the exciting things that it contains! I love looking for the cat in my foster home, I just want to play with him! I have really enjoyed meeting people, especially if they throw frisbees and balls at me! When I meet new humans, I try to talk to them just to let them know that I am so happy to meet them! I am a smart puppy who knows sit, down, come and her name! I bet with a tasty treat, you could get me to learn so many more!!! My foster mom says that I am a happy, exuberant girl who loves attention and is a great leaner! I really enjoy playing with squeaky and crinkly toys, chewing on antlers, anything that is related to water like puddles and swimming and playing fetch! I am crate trained but really enjoy sleeping on my dog bed and on my humans bed!

I am looking for a family who will take me along on adventures, on walks around the neighborhood, who will throw the frisbee and ball to me and who at the end of the day, will snuggle and let me kiss them all over to show my love for them.

Pillow

Must Know:

  • Pillow, 2.5 year old, female, purebred chocolate lab, 80 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Kid friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Energy level, medium

  • Heartworm positive

Meet Pillow!

Hi friends! My name is Pillow and I am as soft and squishy as one! I am a 2.5yr old female, purebred chocolate lab weighing around 80 lbs. I am as loving as can be with humans and dogs! I love meeting new people and I get all wiggly and excited since I love getting all the attention I can get! I will sit for anyone who wants to pet me and tell me what a sweet, good girl I am. If you aren’t petting me, I will give your hand a little lick just to remind you that you should be! I have free reign of the home and usually love being around my humans. If they are playing, I want to play, if they are relaxing, I want to relax with them. I start my nights on the cool, bathroom floor and then I end up on the bedroom floor.

When my foster family gives me pets, I close my eyes and become the happiest dog in the world! When they play with me, I give these cute little jumps, I’m just such a happy girl! I am looking for a family whom I can make happy. A family who will love me, pet me and grow old with me.

Tulip

Must Know:

  • Tulip, 1 year old, yellow female lab, 45 lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cats unknown

  • Children unknown

  • Energy level, medium

  • Takes joint supplement

  • Will have FHO surgery this month

Meet Tulip!

It’s Spring and what better way to celebrate this season than by meeting me, Tulip! I am a sweet, stunning, 1 year old, female yellow lab weighing a petite 45 lbs. I am a cuddly girl who just loves human attention. My foster dad says that I have a wonderful personality, that I am gentle and receptive to everyone I meet! I love playing with other dogs and just having the time of my life! I have free reign of the house and I am also crate trained. I tell you, I am perfect! At night, I start sleeping on my foster dads bed but then I quickly retreat to the floor beside the bed. So far, I have met all the neighborhood dogs and I just love playing!My favorite toy is a squirrel and I love chewing on nylabones. After playing, I will snuggle next to my human and just relax! I am looking for a family who will always take care of me and love me and whom I can show my love to them too!

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

Weston

Must Know:

  • Weston, 10 years old, yellow labrador, male, 110lbs - needs to lose about 20lbs

  • Dog friendly

  • Cat friendly

  • Kiddo friendly

  • Low energy

Meet Weston!

Hiya friends! My name is Weston and I am 10 years old. I am one of the friendliest folk around and love just about everyone and everything. I mean it - I have never met a stranger. If I had to choose between a nap or a walk, I’m not so sure I could! I love a walk, but I really do enjoy my quiet time and a good snuggle. My foster mom says I am a “pleaser” and I wiggle my tail when I see her, then I will lay at your feet for a belly rub. I am a big, loveable teddy bear with a very gentle soul and calm demeanor. My tail is always wagging because I know my best days are ahead of me, hopefully with my new family! Please bring treats and a new tennis ball - I’ll be your best friend for life!

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