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.

Jake

Jake is a large, happy senior who was surrendered by his previous owners due to lack of time to care for him.  Although Jake is 9 years old, he is still a very active boy and healthy at 83 lbs.  When he came into his foster house, he was running full speed and they had to double check his age.  He loves playing with his younger foster brothers. rolling in fake grass, chasing tennis balls, and swimming in the pool.  He is very well mannered; he does not jump on people or furniture, rarely barks, plays with only dog toys and listens to commands.  He does seem to enjoy having other dogs to play with but also seems content just being near humans who show him affection.  Jake is crate trained, but is given free reign of his foster house since he is such a trustworthy boy. If you are looking for a sweet boy with still a lot of energy and desire to go on those morning walks, Jake is your dog!

 

Jake

You would be hard pressed to find two more handsome boys than Charley & Jake.  Jake is a 9 year old Golden Retriever, and Charley is a 10 year old yellow English Labrador Retriever.  These boys recently lost their Dad who was apparently a recluse and did not socialize Jake and Charley.  They do well with other dogs and get along great with their foster sister Stella.  However, they are quite scared of people.  They have warmed up to their foster Mom and are loving, playful and normal dogs when just around her.  She is even able to walk the two of them, along with their foster sister on a leash.  However, when new people come around they remain skittish, keep their distance and will often bark. 
They have been around children and other dogs.  However, they would do best in a home without young children due to the activity level of the children.  Their foster mom says that their true personality is that of big goof balls.  Jake is so smart he can open doors and prefers to be around his person, and Charley is rarely caught without a stuffed animal in his mouth.  They enjoy wrestling with each other, tug-of-war, and belly rubs from their foster mom.  
They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  It will take a special family with patience and love to help Jake & Charley overcome their fear of new people.   Yet, the reward when they allow you to love them is beyond measure.  

 

Charlie

You would be hard pressed to find two more handsome boys than Charley & Jake.  Jake is a 9 year old Golden Retriever, and Charley is a 10 year old yellow English Labrador Retriever.  These boys recently lost their Dad who was apparently a recluse and did not socialize Jake and Charley.  They do well with other dogs and get along great with their foster sister Stella.  However, they are quite scared of people.  They have warmed up to their foster Mom and are loving, playful and normal dogs when just around her.  She is even able to walk the two of them, along with their foster sister on a leash.  However, when new people come around they remain skittish, keep their distance and will often bark. 

They have been around children and other dogs.  However, they would do best in a home without young children due to the activity level of the children.  Their foster mom says that their true personality is that of big goof balls.  Jake is so smart he can open doors and prefers to be around his person, and Charley is rarely caught without a stuffed animal in his mouth.  They enjoy wrestling with each other, tug-of-war, and belly rubs from their foster mom.  
They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  It will take a special family with patience and love to help Jake & Charley overcome their fear of new people.   Yet, the reward when they allow you to love them is beyond measure.  

 

Tiger

Tiger is a low-key, 5 year old Labrador. He has a rare, brindle coat; giving him the appearance of a Bengal Tiger. He was found traumatized at a construction site where he would find refuge in the evenings; only to get physically kicked out every morning by the workers. When I picked up Tiger as a foster around 2 months ago, I had to physically pick him up because he didn't want to move from his kennel. When I got Tiger home, he was on Prozac for depression and would always look for some place to hide. I just let him be and within a couple days he was soon exploring the house and backyard and getting comfortable with his environment. The only time I'd interact with him was when I fed him and every few hours I'd lead him outside on a leash to let him relieve himself and explore the backyard. Within a week or so, he was off the Prozac and interacting, sometimes snuggling up to me. About a month in, I also took in two 18 month old female labrador siblings. Besides a few nervous growls from Tiger when they wanted to play for the first few days, he seems to now put up with them. Tiger is housebroken and is trusted to have run of the house. Though I was pleasently surprised to find he took to the kennel when I had to leave for work; especially when I first took in the new female Labs. Medically, Tiger is sound except for the bladder crystals found on X-Ray; leading to his bladder wall to thicken. Because of this, he will need to stay on Hill's Prescription Diet (Urinary Care) Feed. But he loves the food and an occassional Milk-Bone for a snack. He still is a little skittish of walking on a leash in the neighborhood, especially if there is a lot of loud traffic. But every day he's improving. At first, I could only take him as far as my next door neighbor before he would try to bolt and hide. Now, I'm able to walk him around the block (at his own pace, of course). Tiger at home has come to be a low energy pussy-cat. So, if your looking for a lovable dog who just likes to hang out at home and sun in the yard in a trusting environmet; Tiger will capture your heart.

 

Charlie

Charlie, or Mr. C as we nicknamed him, is still waiting to find his forever home. He is 10 years old and may look like a grumpy old man, but he is a very sweet, big soft teddy bear. He loves his morning walks and is happy to spend the rest of the day napping and getting loved on. He is trustworthy in the house and gets along well with his foster sister. If you are looking for a special dog to keep you company, he is your man.

 

Ollie

Ollie (3) is a yellow Lab mix male age 1 and weighs 61#. He is learning what the good life is all about and he likes it! Ollie lived most of his life outside on a chain, but that hasn't stopped him from being great with all the people and dogs he's met. If you would like to meet him and see if he would fit into your family, call his contact.

 

Gideon

Gideon (3) is a beautiful 8-year-old male black lab that is a big teddy bear at 124 lbs.  Gideon is now on weight management food and regular exercise to shed some weight; so, he is looking for a family that will continue his weight management and regular exercise.  He is very friendly and is good with other dogs and people, just not sure how he is with cats.   When he came to DLRR, he was an outside dog that was not taken care of and was covered in ticks. Gideon has since had a spa day; dipped, bathed, nails trimmed and a good brushing. Gideon is housebroken and has full run of the house when I am there and away, he is not destructive at all. He isn't a barker but will whine a little when you leave the house. Gideon walks good on a leash, rides in the car good and takes his treats gently. At first, Gideon wasn't sure if he was allowed to lay in the doggy beds at my house - now he Loves them! He'll make a great companion - He is just a Big Love Bug! If you would like to meet him, please call.

 

Daisy

Daisy is one of two siblings turned into DLRR from an elderly lady, who brought them up from pups. Because of her fragile condition, she felt they needed to go to a family that could give them the care and exercise they need. Daisy's sibling, Lily, was recently adopted and Daisy is anxiously waiting her turn. She's a beautiful 1 year old, yellow Lab. She is housebroken, kennel trained and gets along with my other foster dog. She's a little confused about being on a leash and going for walks, because I think her previous owner didn't have the capacity to exercise her. So when I'm not home, I kennel her because she tends to chew things when I'm gone. But being a Labrador, she is starting to relax more as she gets comfortable with her surroundings. Daisy is full of energy, healthy and waiting for a family to share her life with.

 

Jake

Jake is a 12yr old chocolate lab mix with 4 white large paws. His last owner became very ill and had to move to assisted living and reached out to our rescue to take him in. Jake never had a yard with grass and we were so happy to see Jake just roll around and enjoy himself. This boy is definitely a family dog and seems to attach to the females in the house especially me right now. He will whimper sometimes when I leave the room but I found if I tell him "stay, I will be right back" then he is okay. Jake is a happy, loving, tail wagging, head on your lap boy. He gets along with my two furry girls and our grandkids, does not guard his food, takes treats gently and loves car rides....just a great all around guy! Due to his hip arthritis he doesnt even try to get on the bed or furniture. He sleeps in our room on either the floor or floor bed and he sleeps all night. Before he was neutered the vet ran senior blood work and all is good. He is not on any prescription meds (except for the antibiotic for his neuter) and I have started him on Golden Paste for his old tired bones. His vet would like him to shed about 5 lbs so I cut his kibble to 1/2 cup along with boiled chicken, veggies and bone broth. He only barks when the door bell rings and if he sees a kitty on the walk he will bark and actually run after it so he does have some pep in those hips when he wants too. I can talk about Jake all day but I can say for sure that I do not have anything negative to say about this handsome chocolate boy with the distinguished "silver fox" face.                 

 

Lady

Lady(17)  is a 2 year old yellow female.  Her previous owner developed an allergy so they had to keep her outside.  They wanted a better life for her so they contacted DLRR.  While living outside, Lady got a skin infection, most likely due to an allergy.    Her infection is all cleared up but she needs to stay on her allergy meds for a few more months and possibly longer.  She is a sweet, loving, happy girl who loves everyone she meets!  She gets along great with other dogs and is very nice to the kitties in her foster home.  She even does well with the guinea pigs here!  She loves to play fetch and carry her stuffed toys around the house.  She is housebroken and has not had a single accident in the house.  Lady is crate trained but has been trustworthy loose in the house.  We have left her for several hours with no problem.   She is very well behaved and knows some basic commands.    She is great with kids and loves to play ball with them!  If you are looking for a fun loving Lab who will spend the day by your side, please call her foster to hear more about this great girl!

 

Gunner

This is Gunner.  G stands for Goofy, Gregarious and Gifted.  He is as sweet as they come.  Gunner gets along great with all dogs.  Loves to be outside to run and play and loves a Tempur-pedic dog bed a night.  Gunner loves to eat and is a good listener.  Gunner currently has Valley Fever, but has not affected his attitude on life at all.  Gunner needs a good family that will take the time to make him part of their family.  Come meet Gunner and fall in love. EmojiEmoji

 

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