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.

Bell

Hi! My name is Bell, and I’m one of the 3 sugar babies. You may have already read about us on facebook… My two sisters and I are only 2 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We used to live outside and got really skinny. The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet who told him we have diabetes. He said he couldn’t take care of us anymore and asked the vet to put us down. Luckily the vet’s receptionist contacted DLRR who took us in! Yep, turned out they saved us…and we are super thankful! All 3 of us need insulin shots, just like humans with diabetes do. My foster parents didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable if you love someone…

It would be great if all three of us could stay together, but I understand that might be difficult. Maybe I could just stay with Coco, because I really like to cuddle with her! Coco is going blind too, just like me. I’m actually blind already because my diabetes wasn’t treated, but I heard rumors they are trying to do eye surgery so that I can see again. It’s not cheap, so DLRR, who rescued us, is taking donations to help. Chances are REALLY good that I can see again and live a happy life. That’s what the eye specialist said. Wouldn’t that be cool?!?! Oh, how I’d love to be able to see again and not bump into stuff and be able to goof around. I do manage pretty well, even being blind, but I do remember what it was like when I was able to see, and it was pretty neat! I miss it…  Of course I’m housebroken, love people and kids, and I am really good in the crate. I actually kinda like it! My foster family always tells me I’m so lovable and such a pretty girl. I can’t see myself in the mirror, but I hope they are right.  Do you want to find out for yourself?

 

Bon Bon

Hi! My name is BonBon, and I’m one of the 3 sugar babies. You may have already read about us on facebook… Apparently we are quite popular! My two sisters and I are only 2 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We used to live outside and got really skinny. The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet who told him we have diabetes. He said he couldn’t take care of us anymore and asked the vet to put us down! Luckily the vet’s receptionist contacted DLRR who took us in! Yep, turned out they saved us…and we are so thankful! All 3 of us need insulin shots, just like humans with Type 1 diabetes do. My foster parents didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable if you love someone…
What else is there to know about me? I am a super cute girl. I love to sunbathe and chase birds, but one of my favorite things to do is cuddle, I just LOVE it! My foster parents have no choice but to love to cuddle with me too because I just drop into their laps when they sit next to me. Plus my coat is sooooo soft... And my face!!! I tell ya…no one can resist me! I also like to play with other dogs, because it’s fun!
I do like being with my sisters, but I have a feeling I’d be ok on my own too. I’m a big girl after all… Since I do like other dogs, I’d love to have a playmate though. Kids love me too and I love them as well; as long as I get belly rubs… I’m housebroken and really good in a crate. What do you say? Do you want to meet me?

 

Coco

Hi! My name is Coco, and I’m one of the 3 sugar babies. You may have already read about us on facebook… We are quite popular! My two sisters and I are only 2 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We used to live outside and got really skinny. The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet who told him we have diabetes. He said he couldn’t take care of us anymore and asked the vet to put us down. Luckily the vet’s receptionist contacted DLRR who took us in! Yep, turned out they saved us…and we are super thankful! All 3 of us need insulin shots, just like humans with diabetes do. My foster parents didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable if you love someone…

It would be great if all three of us could stay together, but I understand that might be difficult. Maybe I could stay with Bell, because I really like to cuddle with her! Bell is already blind, and I’m unfortunately on my way there because my diabetes wasn’t taken care of in time.  Although my vision is better than Bell’s and am not completely blind, it makes me sad sometimes.  But, good news! Bell and I have seen this doctor who thinks he can do eye surgery so that we can see again. It’s not cheap, so DLRR is taking donations to help. Chances are REALLY good though that I can see again and live a happy life. I would really love that because I’ve had it especially rough. You see, I also have valley fever, so it’s taking more time for me to gain weight and get healthy. But I feel like I’m in good care now, and I know they are doing the best they can to help me. You should also know that I’m housebroken, love kids and really like my crate too! I’m super thankful to our foster family, and try to tell them any chance I get by kissing their hands.  Then they pet and kiss me and tell me what a good and sweet girl I am! I love it when they do that… Do you want some kisses from me too?

 

Hershey

OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOU!!! I might be a "senior" but with my super cool meds (tramadol and rimadyl) I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE being an active sweetheart! Walks? MY FAVORITE! Toys? MY FAVORITE! Toys that squeak? MY FAVORITE! Love and pets? MY FAVORITE! Food? MY FAVORITE! Soft comfy beds? MY FAVORITE! You?? MY FAVORITE! Sorry, I got distracted for a second! My foster mama says I'm her favorite Hershey's kiss, her little mochachino.  I think that's good? I am SO loving and SO fun and SO happy to be with you! I don't require a ton of exercise, but did you see that I LOVE my walks?? I'm a very faithful companion and will take alllllll the loves you can give, but when you're done, I'm happy to go snooze on a bed not too far away from you! I'm perfect in the house (if you don't mind picking up the remains of toys that I enjoy destroying!) and I am an expert at that doggie door thing! I take my food last (do I really have to wait for my foster brother and sister to eat first?) and I don't get territorial with food.  I do LOVE my toys, so if you have another doggie, I'm going to try to play with him or her and I might decide they CAN'T play with my toys,   As long as I have boundaries and a safe place to call my own I'm perfect! My foster mama has a crate with a super cushy bed for me if I want to go into "my" room, but I really don't go in there anymore because I LOVE being with my family! 
So who is perfect for me? A lower energy home with a mama and/or daddy who can appreciate that I love to play and walk, but that I do have my limits.  I need to meet any other doggies and I might have a transition/adjustment period figuring out where I fit in, but once I do, I'm PERFECT! Actually, I'm perfect just the way I am! I do take medicine with each meal - some little pink thing for my thyroid and that awesome Rimadyl and Tramadol to keep me active! Can I meet you and give you super sweet kisses? 

 

Eva

Eva 3 yr old black female who weighs 68 lbs came to Dlrr pregnant. She was found in a parking lot wandering in the rain. This sweet girl also has 2 different types of tick fever which she is on medication for. We think that is why she lost her babies. Eva is a calm sweet girl. She gets excited to eat breakfast and dinner. She does a little prancing dance for her food and eats it very slowly to savor every bite. She has fondness for sleeping in her doggie bed. She has never played with toys here in her foster home. Eva really loves to be scratched behind the ears and go on walks. If you are looking for a calm angel then Eva is your girl. She also smiles a toothy grin when she is really happy. She doesnt get on furniture nor does she countersurf. She may only be around 3 yrs old but acts older and wiser than she is. She gets along with dogs, hasnt been around cats and is fine with children who are older. Eva is a very smart girl she learned the doggie door very quickly and has never had an accident inside the house.

 

Noelle

Noelle is the sweetest cuddlebug. She is 68 lbs of silky smooth black 2 yr old buddle of love. She loves all people. Noey as we call her will climb in lap scrunch and contort her body just to sit with you. She is a true velcro dog. She wants to be with you at all times.  Noey will follow you anywhere thats how much she loves people. We have been working on the personal space issue with her. Usually i can get her to sit next to me by patting the chair next to the one I'm sitting in and tell her settle then she will sit in the chair and stare at me with her longing eyes. Its very hard to resist her when she turns those soulful eyes on you. Noey is heartworm positive, on medication but the good news it was caught in the early stages. Noey is fine in a crate, doggie door trained & house broke, great with kids, and other dogs. She hasnt meet any cats. She is still working on leash manners. For being a compact little girl she is strong she pulls on her leash. She is a high energy girl.

 

Princess

Hello... I am Princess, a six year old chocolate lab mix and I am looking for an active family, preferably with children because I love to play with them. I have been with my foster family for a couple weeks and they say I am very "busy." I do settle down, especially if there is a tennis ball to chew on! I often sit in front of them and then lay my head in their laps. I mind pretty well and cannot get enough of your attention, I love to play! My foster mom throws the ball for me every morning and I always bring it back to her. Other than being a little underweight (38 pounds), I am very healthy. They say I have a problem with my pancreas, but all it requires is some special food ($70 for a big bag) and some powdered stuff you put into my food. I love taking walks and would be a good companion on a run. My tail was cropped as a puppy but I'm not sure why. That doesn't change my beauty one bit. I love to play with my older foster brother, but sometimes I forget my boundaries and sleep halfway on him. He doesn't seem to mind. I found the kitties my foster mom has and have learned that they are not to be messed with. I'm still curious about them but mostly leave them alone-they do have sharp claws! I do love to eat but am not allowed to have too many treats. However, you will find me in your kitchen wanting to help you when you cook. I LOVE being with my people. My birthday is March 17th so if you want to meet me and keep me, we can have a big celebration of my seventh birthday. I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Dannie

Hi! I'm Dannie a 10 year old black lab mix who was given to the great people at DLRR because my owner was sick in the hospital and couldn't take care of me. I'm a big boy, weighing about 72 pounds and I have longer fur so will need some grooming.  My favorite thing is to lay around outside soaking up the sun or displacing my foster siblings on the dog beds inside.  I'm really easy going and have some arthritis so don't move as fast as my foster siblings. My new home will need to keep up with my pain and joint meds. I'm crate trained although i don't need one as I am the perfect gentleman inside the house all day. I don't get on the furniture and I'm happy to lay on my dog beds. I know how to use a dog door too! I'm dog friendly and cat friendly (per my previous owners) The people at DLRR were kind enough to have my teeth cleaned so now I'm good to go! If you want a furry cuddly companion, please call my foster mom.

 

Sammy

Hi! I'm Sammy a 2 year old yellow lab that was picked up by DLRR due to wounds. I'm a big boy, 83 pounds, but so far I've been a total love. I'm housebroken but REALLY interested in what's on the counter although my favorite thing is to watch my foster mom chase me around the house after I've spread toilet paper all around! I like my foster brothers and sister but what I really want is to be pet all the time. My foster damily doesn't have cats--so I'm not sure about them but so far I haven't met an animal I didn't like. I am a master of the doggy door and don't hesistate to use it. I am recovering from a skin infection and ear infection so my fur has been shaved so my pictures don't really do me justice--when I decide to hold still and let my foster mom take one (which as you can see is not often!) My skin issue might be due to allergies--I'm still deciding what makes me more comfortable but I will try and give my foster mom a before and after picture so my forever family can see what happened to me. I am from Nogales so I have Heartworm Disease but the great people at DLRR are treating me for it. I would be an EXCELLENT addition to any household--especially one that would take me on walks...or hiking...or on a vacation...or sneak me treats...or spoil me rotten.

 

Leigh

This girl is pretty inside and out. She has short soft black hair and ears that keep folding back when she runs. She runs and turns fast! She will retrieve the ball but often plays around with it first. She is submissive and happy to be outside by herself as well as by your feet. She is very smart. She uses the doggie door and has not torn anything up. She wants to chase my cats but they swat her. She is young and untrained but I think she has been someone's dog and is confident meeting people and other dogs. Medium in size, solid muscle, needs a bit more weight.

 

Bentley

Hi there! I'm Bentley! I'm a 4 year old yellow lab that was surrendered by my owner  when she moved into a home too small for me. While I'm a gentle giant,  I am a very active dog but I get along well with my foster mom's lab, small dog, and I have little interest in the kitty, although the kitty doesn't like me! I get excited when you bring out my leash because I know that means we are going somewhere! I could use a little training on a leash, but I ride fairly well in the car. I absolutely love to chew on bones but my favorite thing is to play fetch... I could do that for hours! I'm completely housebroken, trained to use a dog door, and I haven't even marked in my foster mom's home. My foster mom tried to crate to me to see how I would do and it's really not my favorite so she let me prove to her that  I am also a very good boy when left alone in the house. I do jump on the bed or the couch on occasion, but I get down when I'm told. I'm content sleeping on the floor in the room as long as your there. I'm also pretty talkative when I'm excited you're there... it's not that I bark, I just whimper and whine happily. I really enjoy being around my people and am just happy when you're close by. I very seldomly jump on you, I don't counter surf, and I'm very friendly to whomever I meet. I really hope to find my furever home soon and hope you'll give me the chance!

 

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