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.

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Shelby

Hi there!  My name is Shelby and I am an absolutely beautiful, svelte and loving female of approximately six years of age.  My favorite things are swimming, retrieving tennis balls, enjoying a good meal, lounging in the sun but mostly, I love to give and receive love. Some might say I am a velcro dog!
Honestly, I am a very special girl with special needs.   In the last couple of years, my owner has exposed me to other dogs, and while things seem to go well at first, ultimately I become very jealous of any attention they receive and well, I behave  badly.  I am embarrassed to admit that I have bitten multiple dogs that my owner has fostered and made clear that I need to be not only the top dog, but the only dog.
I would love to find a family where someone is around most of the time but without young children.  I love taking long walks, I travel well in the car, and enjoying camping and other outdoor activities.  I also love quiet time, just being close to my people while they go through their day.  I have very good house manners.  I am doggy door trained but also completely housebroken and will let you know when I need to go outside.  You can trust me in your home as I am respectful of your belongings, stay off the furniture and would never ever chew anything other than my toys!
If you think you might be my forever home, please call my foster mom!
 
 
 
 

 

Bentley

Hiya! My name is Bentley and I must say, I am a rather soft and sleek white 6 year old lab and joined the DLRR family in Sept. with a large mass which one of the DLRR Vet angels removed.  As you can see from my pictures, my head is let's say of a unique shape, and I've been told that while I have a genetic disorder, that doesn’t stop me from being a typical, sweet-loving labbie.  Like humans, I come with some imperfections and my hope is to find a fur-ever family that will accept me as I am and love all the things about me.
I like to think of myself as a refined labbie and am pretty quiet but really enjoy hanging with my foster family since December.  Now, when there is an opportunity to play fetch in the backyard or go for daily walks, I'm all in and I must say those are my favorite things to do.  My big foster labbie brother has been a real hoot (& a bit goofy) to be around but he lets me just be me.  Although we do tolerate each other, I'm not as keen about my small foster fur-sibling so it’s probably best that my fur-ever family do not have small dogs or cats.  My foster Mum & Dad says I'm housebroken, non-destructive and trustworthy when left uncrated and am a very sweet soul (which I have to modestly agree) to have around. I have not yet been around young kids or pools.  If you fancy to be my fur-ever family and would like more information, please contact my foster folks. Cheerio!
 

 

Zambesi

UPDATE! UPDATE!!!  I've been with my foster family for four weeks, so it is time for an update.
My name is Zambesi but my foster family calls me B.Z. (I think they said it's because I'm busy, but I don't know what that means). I'm a sleek black girl who is mostly Lab, but people keep commenting that I am a really tall pup who might have some Great Dane features.  I think I'm great, too, so that's fine by me.
I am called a TRI-pod.  Here's what I know. 
I TRY to run as fast as my foster-brother, but if I fall, I pop back up and start again.
I TRY to forget the rough beginning of my life that resulted in my left front leg being amputated.
I TRY to keep up with my foster brother who runs and plays with me.  We love to wrestle and play tug-o-war (if interested, my foster mom has a pretty cute video of me and my brother, Kirby, playing).
I TRY to take every toy out of the toy box to entice others to play with me, while my foster parents laugh at me.
I TRY to give as many kisses as I can to my foster mom and dad.   
Oops! I would tell you more, but my foster brother wants to play, so my foster mom will take over. 
B.Z.  is curious about life----from birds to bunnies to leaves to flies, she's happy to be alive and smiles all the time.
She does not want or need anyone to feel sorry for her.  
She is a love and doesn't care that she might be bigger than the oversized ottoman on which she curls;  she just wants to be next to her humans.  She also curls up with one of her three foster siblings on the ottoman and may or may not sleep on the bed every single night.
She loves her food and eats  just fine with her siblings in the same room.  While she came in 0% potty-trained, she is now in the same potty routine as our dogs and goes on command outside.  She goes in her kennel just fine when we have to leave for a bit.   The cutest thing is that her foster sibling, Kirby, is in the kennel next to her and our oldest Lab, L.N. stays in the room with them, lying on a pillow in between their kennels, just so she can watch over them.
She has shown no interest in the pool, despite Kirby trying to entice her to get in. Oh, she does care about it---just as a water bowl.  She goes for walks just fine with the rest of us, but if you are looking for a Lab to run with you, she might not be for you.  She goes on walks that are between 1 - 1 1/2 miles and is worn out after that.
Although we don't know if she has been around children much, she has shown a good bit of curiosity about them when we took her to Petco.  She loved being pet and having her ears rubbed.
She has had two dates with families who have cats and has shown absolutely no "prey" instinct.  She does love to play with other dogs, and will need time with the other dog to get acclimated to each other's style of playing.  She has been to two homes, as well, that have stairs. The last house she was in, we got her to go all the way up the stairs (no problem). Coming down the first time, she was a bit nervous (took her about a minute or so to come down. The second time, she got down in less than 30 seconds).  
She is the absolutely perfect friend for a family who is ready to love on her and make her feel wanted and needed.  She is as resilient as any dog we've ever met.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Windie

Hi, my name is Windie but my foster parents call me WIN because they say I’m a Winner!
I am an 18 month old female and my coat is soft and shiny black with a few white markings that will endear me to you.  I really love to be petted and I’m a crowd pleaser at every party!!  I have that Lab tail and head and I come in a smaller package around 50 lbs.
If you have to leave me alone, throw my favorite treat into the kennel and I will jump in and gladly wait on your return.  When my family is home you can trust me, I sleep at night next to my foster parents bed and have never chewed anything.
I love, love my walks and hikes.  When you put on your sneakers, I lay on your feet pleading for my walk.
I know the basic commands of sit, walk, down or off (I sometimes get so excited to see people that I lose my mind and jump up but I am so gentle.  It’s not a knock you over kind of jump) but my foster mom keeps telling me that it’s still not ok.  I retrieve tennis balls too!
I am very athletic, I can jump a wall just to be with my foster mom and I do like to chase chickens.  So I’m not perfect but I’m told my brown eyes will flow with love for my forever home.  I don’t like being alone, I want to be with my family.
So bottom line is –I need activity and I just have to walk or hike every day, I can’t be locked up in a yard by myself.
So please Forever Family come find me!
WIN

 

Hannah

Hannah is a lovely shiny, black, 87 pound girl. She was already spayed when she came to us. Her dew claws have recently been removed.  She has only been at our home a few days but seems well adjusted (no barking, whining, chewing, digging).  She does not bother my cats and gets along well with my large and small dogs.  She does not seem to want to be 'one of the pack' but rather to follow a person around.  She sits to be petted, takes food gently and eats slowly. She has had no potty accidents in the house and uses the doggie door.
Her eyes are cloudy and the vet says it is because her 'dry eye' was not treated sooner.  She will need her new owner to continue put drops in her eyes.
She does see and is starting to come when I call her. She does pretty well on the leash, not pulling, and will sit and stay for a time.  She is afraid to get in the car and is uneasy while traveling.  I think this may improve because when I came home today she came to the drivers side when I opened the door and started to crawl in.  She is very affectionate but calm and not demanding.  She looks at the stuff on my counters but someone has taught her not to counter-surf. 

 

Monique

Monique and Bear were turned in by their owner because they lost their family home. They are sweet Lab mixes and a bonded pair. These 1.5 year old siblings are good with dogs, crate trained, housebroken and good on leash. They are still pups so can be rambunctious and need lots of exercise and training so they know how to behave appropriately. They have not met cats, so unsure of how they might react to them. These kids are currently in a kennel because no fosters are available and they are very scared and bark out loudly, but they warm up quickly when they know you are a good guy. Because they have always been together, DLRR wants to keep them together, so you can adopt two dogs for $325! Twice the fun and you only pay for one! They're up to date on all shots, microchipped, neutered or spayed and ready to go into an active home and become part of the family. Call their contact to schedule to meet these black and white kids.

 

Bear

Bear and Monique were turned in by their owner because they lost their family home. They are sweet Lab mixes and a bonded pair. These 1.5 year old siblings are good with dogs, crate trained, housebroken and good on leash. They are still pups so can be rambunctious and need lots of exercise and training so they know how to behave appropriately. They have not met cats, so unsure of how they might react to them. These kids are currently in a kennel because no fosters are available and they are very scared and bark out loudly, but they warm up quickly when they know you are a good guy. Because they have always been together, DLRR wants to keep them together, so you can adopt two dogs for $325! Twice the fun and you only pay for one! They're up to date on all shots, microchipped, neutered or spayed and ready to go into an active home and become part of the family. Call their contact to schedule to meet these black and white kids.

 

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