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.

Sandy

Dusty and Sandy are purebred yellow brother and sister age 2.8.  They were turned into DLRR because the owners did not have enough time for them.  They have been outdoor dogs since they were owned, so the first home they have been in, is their foster home, which they came to on 5/23/14. Their first night was fascinating, watching them explore and seeing their reactions to household items was a bit humorous. They both slept like rocks their first night, with no accidents in the house. Dusty is a little more curious and takes his time learning how things work, at times you have to coax him in to the house and let him know that its okay. He has the desire to be a lap dog once inside, he is a big snuggler.  He is good with other dogs, cats (unless he sees another dog chase them) and children. Sandy is very outgoing and the life of the party, she wants love and has a desire to be more playful than Dusty. She likes to get right in there with you when you are doing laundry, vacuuming, etc. She is quite the curious girl. She is also great with dogs, cats (same as Dusty) and children. They are doing fantastic learning the dog door and appear to be housebroken. We are working with Sandy who likes to (rarely) jump up when she is excited, please know this is a rare occurence, but should be mentioned. Dusty is good on the leash and is a pretty laid back boy, Sandy on the other hand will require leash training, as she does pull quite hard. They will require overall obedience training for things like sit, no, begging, etc, as they do not appear to respond to these commands. They have been left alone in the house (for 3 hours at the longest), with other dogs, NOT crated and had no destructive behavior, but please understand, each dog is different in different environments, so this is not a guarantee, that they will not be destructive if left alone in your home. They get excited when you come home, but settle quickly and do great in the home from what we have seen so far in their foster home. They are a great bonded duo and will make a family very happy. 
 

 

Dusty

Dusty and Sandy are purebred yellow brother and sister age 2.8.  They were turned into DLRR because the owners did not have enough time for them.  They have been outdoor dogs since they were owned, so the first home they have been in, is their foster home, which they came to on 5/23/14. Their first night was fascinating, watching them explore and seeing their reactions to household items was a bit humorous. They both slept like rocks their first night, with no accidents in the house. Dusty is a little more curious and takes his time learning how things work, at times you have to coax him in to the house and let him know that its okay. He has the desire to be a lap dog once inside, he is a big snuggler.  He is good with other dogs, cats (unless he sees another dog chase them) and children. Sandy is very outgoing and the life of the party, she wants love and has a desire to be more playful than Dusty. She likes to get right in there with you when you are doing laundry, vacuuming, etc. She is quite the curious girl. She is also great with dogs, cats (same as Dusty) and children. They are doing fantastic learning the dog door and appear to be housebroken. We are working with Sandy who likes to (rarely) jump up when she is excited, please know this is a rare occurence, but should be mentioned. Dusty is good on the leash and is a pretty laid back boy, Sandy on the other hand will require leash training, as she does pull quite hard. They will require overall obedience training for things like sit, no, begging, etc, as they do not appear to respond to these commands. They have been left alone in the house (for 3 hours at the longest), with other dogs, NOT crated and had no destructive behavior, but please understand, each dog is different in different environments, so this is not a guarantee, that they will not be destructive if left alone in your home. They get excited when you come home, but settle quickly and do great in the home from what we have seen so far in their foster home. They are a great bonded duo and will make a family very happy.  

 

Charlie

Hi, Charlie (25) here and I have to say that I’m kind of disappointed that my new forever family hasn’t called my foster mom to meet me. I’m a 10 year old big, soft teddy bear and an easy dog to have in your home. I love my morning walks so much that I tend to get a little excited when I see my foster mom get my leash. I’m very good on the leash and the only time I pull is when I see a bunny.  Sure wish I could play with one. I like my naps and going outside to lay around to check out what’s going on in the neighborhood. All I really need is for someone to love me, walk me twice a day and feed me breakfast and dinner. See how easy I am? Call my foster mom to meet me, you won’t regret it!

 

Buddy

Hi Folks! They call me Buddy around here and I’m a 7 year old gentleman looking for my furever home.  I made it to the kind people at DLRR from the Maricopa County Animal Shelter after being turned in for reportedly having seizures.  I was carefully evaluated by a neuroloigist and it was determined that I have epilepsy.  The good news is, this is manageable with medication (Phenobarbital) and I can live a normal healthy life!   Since I have been diagnosed and put on the proper medication, I have not had any more seizures.  I am also on a low daily dose of Carprofen for arthritis which should be continued.  Have no fear, these medications are not too expensive (about $50 per month total) and I can live a happy and normal life with them!  I have been very well behaved in my foster home where I live with four other dogs, both large and small, and three young children.  I have really bonded to this four year old human sister I have….I think she is pretty amazing.  I am very relaxed and just love being with people.  In my new home, I must have another furry friend- large or small, it doesn't matter as I love them all.  I’m nervous on the leash and don’t like walking on it and prefer to just hang out at home with my family.  I am house trained, know how to sit and I’m trustworthy in the house.  If you are looking for a laid back pup to join your family, please give my contact a call!

 

Faith

From the Chocolate Lab (full of sweets) …
My name is Marlee2, and I’m a 7-year old curious and sweet chocolate lab.  Luckily for me, my best friend, Faith, and I have always been together, and we are sticking together in our fur-ever home!  We even do spa days together (see our pic).   I love to swim in my Foster mom’s pool, go for walks and absorb all the coolness out of the tile floor.  I’m very attentive to my environment and have settled in quickly to my foster home.
I’m Faith4 and I'm also 7 and chocolate.  Marlee talks a lot.  I’m smaller and the quiet, observant type.  I definitely run this small pack of 2 from behind the scenes.  I get very excited about walks and will join Marlee for a swim, but I”m rarely the first dog in the pool.
We are a relaxed pair who love to wag our tails and get tummy rubs.  We are house-broken and know basic commands.  We don’t mind our crates.  We play together, and every day we amaze our foster parents with our calm demeanors and good manners.  We are both pretty good on leashes, but occasionally we pull when trying to move into lead dog position.
And btw… our foster mom says we are the best foster dogs she’s ever had!  She highly recommends us to families looking for fantastic, loving and easy-going dogs.  

 

Marlee

From the Chocolate Lab (full of sweets) …
My name is Marlee2, and I’m a 7-year old curious and sweet chocolate lab.  Luckily for me, my best friend, Faith, and I have always been together, and we are sticking together in our fur-ever home!  We even do spa days together (see our pic).   I love to swim in my Foster mom’s pool, go for walks and absorb all the coolness out of the tile floor.  I’m very attentive to my environment and have settled in quickly to my foster home.
I’m Faith4 and I'm also 7 and chocolate.  Marlee talks a lot.  I’m smaller and the quiet, observant type.  I definitely run this small pack of 2 from behind the scenes.  I get very excited about walks and will join Marlee for a swim, but I”m rarely the first dog in the pool.
We are a relaxed pair who love to wag our tails and get tummy rubs.  We are house-broken and know basic commands.  We don’t mind our crates.  We play together, and every day we amaze our foster parents with our calm demeanors and good manners.  We are both pretty good on leashes, but occasionally we pull when trying to move into lead dog position.
And btw… our foster mom says we are the best foster dogs she’s ever had!  She highly recommends us to families looking for fantastic, loving and easy-going dogs.  

 

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