Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue A 501(c)(3) Arizona-based Rescue Group

Our Dogs

Contact your Home Visit Coordinator to arrange a meeting with any of our wonderful labs!

PLEASE NOTE: You must complete an adoption application and pass a home visit before we can discuss any questions you have about our available dogs. We will not return phone messages nor answer e-mails about specific available labs on the website unless you have been approved to adopt.

More adoptable dogs can be seen by visiting our Courtesy Referral Pets for Adoption.


Duke 13 is a wonderful yellow approximately one-and-a-half year old Lab, filled with love and ready to find a great family!  He is newly a tripod, so he only has three legs, but that doesn't stop him!  He is an energetic 57 pounds and loves to play and run and do everything a four-legged Lab would.  But on only three legs!  He gets along well with other dogs and is house- and crate-trained. He also loves to go for walks.  He hasn't been exposed to cats. He sometimes takes a spill, so he would probably do best in a mostly carpeted house rather than one that is fully tiled. (He slips more than a four-legged dog does!) He was originally found in Mexico after being hit by a car but didn't get the care he needed, so his broken back leg didn't heal correctly and got infected. Vets down there got in touch with DLRR, and we brought him up here, where it was determined he need to have his back right leg amputated.  He's a fantastic boy and will make a great companion for any number of different families!



My name is Diesel and my foster mom says I am faster than a diesel train engine. I am 1.5 years old and a 47lb yellow male lab mix. My owner surrendered me to DLRR when I got sick and could not care for me. The wonderful DLRR people helped me get well. I went to an animal dermatologist and she said I have Vasculitis and gave me medicine to heal and control it. I am learning how to play doggie games with my big brother Churchill. We love to run in the backyard every morning chasing each other. He needs the exercise. I am learning to play with doggie toys. My brother Churchill taught me to play tug and I like that. I just learned to play with a ball and have fun rolling it on the floor. My foster mom laughs when she watches. Ask her to show you a video. I know some basic commands like sit and stay. Sit is my favorite, especially for a treat or dinner. I hurry into my kennel at night when it is time for sleep because I get a goodnight cookie from my foster dad. I enjoy trips in the car and walking on a leash. I do not know if I like to swim but think I would like to learn. I am smart and curious about everything. I have loved meeting children at the Saturday Meet & Greets. I get along with dogs although I may be shy at first. I am not sure about cats. I have all my shots and I am chipped. I need to be on maintenance meds because of my Vasculitis. Please call to meet me or come to the next Meet & Greet. Please be my furever family and share my love❤️



Hi! I'm Dancer the puppy! I'm about 9 months old now and I've been working really hard with my trainer to learn appropriate behaviors. She's teaching me to have good manners while allowing me to be a puppy. I sleep through the night in my kennel as long as I have lots of exercise during the day to tire me out. I especially love my workout on the treadmill! I weigh about 22 lbs, but I'm a big dog in a small package. Frankly I think I'm a big dog and I love to run and chase balls and wrestle with my big furry friends. My play can get pretty crazy wild, so sometimes I need to be reminded to slow it down otherwise my play turns into chaos! I'm a mix of dachshund or basset hound, but I have a Lab personality. I'm housebroken and I share my toys nicely with everyone. I love to give kisses once I warm up to you. I think I'm the best dog ever for any home, but the big people think I should go to a home that has the time and energy to continue to work with my abundance of excitement and energy. They think I need a strong leader and supervision, so best for a place where someone isn't gone more than 4-6 hrs so that I'll have plenty of time throughout the day to burn off my energy. I was a stray so nobody knows my background but me and I'm not talking! I can't wait to be part of a forever family and learn what that's like!



Meet Gus! He loves long walks, giving hugs and playing with squeaky toys. Gus weighs 48lbs and counting. He was found as a stray with a cut on top of his head that is now fully healed, so not much is known about his past. Gus is a very energetic 1 year old who is beginning to learn manners and commands. Gus tends to get very excited when meeting new people/dogs. He hasn't been formally introduced to cats yet. Gus loves to cuddle up to you after a long walk and will make an active family very happy. Call his foster parents today to learn more and schedule a meet and greet!



Hey There!  My name is Pablo & I am a 58 lb sleek chocolate labbie that was a stray from the Santa Cruz AC&C and am estimated to be approx 4 years old.  DLRR rescued me on 10/23/17 and I was sick in the beginning of my journey here with some tummy ailments & spent time at the vet hospital getting well.  I am now doing great & have been enjoying time with my foster family including my 6 & 12 year old fur siblings since 11/10. 
I must say that Im a relatively quiet, gentle and sweet boy with a bit lower energy level than my 6 year foster pal who is showing me the ropes (along with kongs, stuffed animals & benebones & other toys) in my new foster digs.  Im starting to feel loved and am now showing a weeeeee bit of my goofy personality.  I am really a good boy while hanging in my crate & I certainly love any attention that comes my way, and of course frequent walks in the neighborhood is one of my favorite things to do with my humans.  My dream is for a furever family that is not gone for extended periods of time so there is quality time for me to bond with them and to feel secure and to go on daily walks and become an integral part of the family.  I don't remember if I have been around pools or if I would be ok around cats.  If you think you would be a great fit for me, please contact my foster folks.


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