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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Emmett

I’m a beautiful 7 year old chocolate boy who is ready to share my sweetness with you. I’m mellow at home but I’m active and ready for my long walks and car rides. I’m fully trained and a real gentleman who adores belly rubs. As an added bonus, I’m kennel trained and treadmill trained.  I’m not too keen on dogs and prefer to be the only dog with you.  I’m currently living with my trainer at Find Your Inner Dog. 

 

Kira

Hi my name is Kira and I am such a beautiful girl.  I am a yellow silky girl who loves to swim and play with her 3 foster brothers.  I am so sweet and I just want to find an owner who will love me unconditionally.  I will not lie, all this beauty and personality comes with one drawback.  I do have a seizure disorder that is well managed with medication.  I would love to have an owner who is as into me as I will be into them.  I also would not mind having another doggie friend or friends around as well. I think I'll probably do well with cat friends as well, but I have not lived with one so far. I do love people, all people and I will give you the biggest hug every time I see you. I am good with kids, I meet them on our walks and they are drawn to me. I think I told you that I LOVE to swim, so a pool would be nice . My favorite game is to retrieve tennis balls from the pool, or wherever you chose to throw them.
Please know that I am a lifetime commitment.  I am only about 2 1/2 yo at this time so please plan on loving me for many more years.  I am crate trained but also trustworthy in the home with my 3 brothers.   However due to my seizure disorder, if you have an unfenced pool, do not allow me to be alone in the yard, for my safety. I have this cute little quirk,  my head is a little wobbly but don't feel sorry for me, this does not bother me or stop me from eating, or playing or being a happy and active dog.  Basically I am a lab through and through with a little wobble.  My brothers think it is what makes me soooo adorable.  Call my foster mom and she will tell you all about my cuteness. 

 

Bell

Hi! My name is Bell and I’m a 68lb, 3year old, black, female with the best temperament. I’m as easy going as furry friends come. I love all people, kids and dogs. I just like to chill out with my human and get lots of love and attention. Although sometimes I just like my space so I may go sleep in my open crate. It’s my retreat and I love it! I’m completely trustworthy in the house even when you’re not home. I like to play but I mostly like to chill out. I love being on the couch and snuggling in bed with you. I seek out chairs I can sit up tall in. At the meet and greets they always bring a chair just for me! I do have canine diabetes, but you’d never know it. Since I’ve been with DLRR and my amazing foster mom, my diabetes is completely under control as long as I stick to a strict diet and have my insulin shots twice a day. You’d also need to check my blood sugar levels twice a day to make sure I’m within a good range. Initially my diabetes wasn’t controlled by my former owner so I had developed cataracts. The great people at DLRR and their fabulous donors pulled together money for me to have eye surgery, so I can see again! Out of both eyes! It’s amazing! My new owner will need to be committed to taking great care of me like my foster mom has and it comes with a bit of expense. The insulin is about $25 a month and you’ll need to have test strips and such for the little beepy machine which DLRR will give to you. I’m a pro at taking my shot, so trust me it’s easy once you know how. I look forward to my shot because I know I get to eat! If I fall in love with you, trust me, you will never want for another companion. I’ll steal your heart! Oh, and I’m famous … I’m a Sugar Baby!
 

 

Bon Bon

Hey, this is BonBon! I’m a 73lb, 3year old, yellow, female and I’ve been waiting for you! I love people, kids and dogs. I also like to chase cats and birds, so probably a household with those critters isn’t a good idea. I love to snuggle and play and take walks. I also love to sunbathe and cuddle, A LOT! I’m crate trained and probably best in the crate when you are not home as I have a tendency to be curious about things that are in my reach. I’m housebroken and an easygoing companion. I do have canine diabetes, but you’d never know it. Since I’ve been with DLRR and my amazing foster mom, my diabetes is completely under control as long as I stick to a strict diet and have my insulin shots twice a day. You’d also need to check my blood sugar levels twice a day to make sure I’m within a good range. Initially my diabetes wasn’t controlled by my former owner so I had developed cataracts. The great people at DLRR and their fabulous donors pulled together money for me to have eye surgery, so I can see again! It’s amazing! One eye has a detached retina so that can’t be fixed, but let me tell you, one eye makes all the difference! My new owner will need to be committed to taking great care of me like my foster mom has and it comes with a bit of expense. The insulin is about $25 a month and you’ll need to have test strips and such for the little beepy machine which DLRR will give to you. I’m a pro at taking my shot, so trust me it’s easy once you know how. I look forward to my shot because I know I get to eat! Let’s meet and see if we make a special love connection. Oh, and I’m famous … I’m a Sugar Baby!

 

Coco

Hi! My name is Coco and I’m a 63lb, 3year old girl. I have a calm personality and just love to hang out with my humans and, of course, if petting is involved, I’m all in. I’m good in a crate, but also perfectly trustworthy in the house when you’re not home. I’ve been a bit skittish in the past, but I’m getting over that now that I’m healthy and my eyesight is good again. You see, I have canine diabetes. Yes, dogs get diabetes! Since I’ve been with DLRR and my amazing foster mom, my diabetes is completely under control as long as I stick to a strict diet and have my insulin shots twice a day. You’d also need to check my blood sugar levels twice a day to make sure I’m within range so nothing bad happens. Other than that, you’d never know I had an issue as I’m a totally loving, normal Lab! Initially my diabetes wasn’t controlled by my former owner so I had developed cataracts. The great people at DLRR and their fabulous donors pulled together money for me to have eye surgery, so I can see again! It’s amazing! One eye has a detached retina so that can’t be fixed, but let me tell you, one eye makes all the difference! No wonder I’m getting my confidence back! I love kids and other dogs too, housebroken and just the perfect companion. My new owner will need to be committed to taking great care of me like my foster mom has and it comes with a bit of expense. The insulin is about $25 a month and you’ll need to have test strips and such for the little beepy machine which DLRR will give to you. I’m a pro at taking my shot, so trust me it’s easy once you know how. I look forward to my shot actually because I know I get to eat! If you think I’m your gal, give my foster mom a call. I’m looking forward to seeing if we are a match made in Heaven! Oh, and I’m famous … I’m a Sugar Baby!

 

Cello

This handsome fellow is Cello, a big, lovable, and good-natured black Lab mix (x Great Dane?) who is about 4 years old and loves to cuddle. He is fully housetrained, good with kids, and knows (99% of the time) that he is only supposed to chew on his dog toys. Despite his size (95 lb), he is easy to manage in his foster family's small home because he is naturally calm and gentle and doesn't jump. He is smart and attentive (though maybe a little stubborn <g>) and walks fairly well on a leash. His foster family leaves him alone in the house for a few hours at a time with no problem at all, but he may need some extra attention at first while settling in to his new forever home. He would do best in a moderately active family with another dog to play with and keep him company and no cats. This lovely boy has no detectable "doggy" odor, doesn't drool, is friendly with everyone he meets, and rarely barks. He is a truly special dog who will make one lucky family very happy. He has some manageable allergies but no other health issues. 

 

Duke

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!

 

Diesel

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❤️

 

Chloe

Chloe is a gorgeous black beauty with a real zest for life.  She is 18 months old, weighs 55 lbs. and would love a family who is active. She is quite friendly and playful with dogs but needs the appropriate slow introduction until she calms down. She is eager to learn and knows all the basic commands. Continued training would be recommended as labs need the mental stimulation. She is great in the house and has only chewed on her toys.Chloe is a cuddler and would be very happy to live in your lap! She loves her crate and absolutely loves to play ball!  She is a sweet dog whose ideal day is to go on hikes, swim and play ball. Please call her foster mom to meet her.

 

Lola

.    Lola7 is a black female age 6 and weighs 46#.  She is good with other dogs and children, but has not been around cats.  She is a very loving girl and enjoys receiving love.  She is house broken using a doggy door.  Has not shown any signs of destruction in the house.  When you come home, she likes to softly jump up to say hi.  She would like a family that is home a lot and will give her all of the love she can have.  If you think your home would be good for her, please call.

 

Doddy

Doddy (1) AKA Cody: Small, 48 #, Age 8
Meet this sweet boy that has now been with us for three weeks.  This smaller bundle of great energy (sometimes) and calm gentleness (most often) has settled in very nicely.  He loves his food and treats, uses his doggie door, takes treats very gently, enters his kennel (with a treat) and sleeps there quietly all night.  Small squeaky toys are his favorites to play fetch with and occasionally he likes to chase the ball and wrestle with you for possession.  He is able to watch TV and will react to dogs that he sees there. (Barked at the huskies he saw and searched the house for them!)  He would like to explore the neighborhood on his own (with great speed) so we are careful when we open doors.  He is doing fine with our visiting spaniel but prefers a quiet, gentle introduction and is protective of his food.  He responds to a stern “no” or that’s enough” and usually won’t repeat an action that received disapproval.  Tummy rubs and petting are high on his agenda.  He would be a perfect pet for an older person as he easily adapts to whatever energy level you offer him.

 

Harper

Harper is now on the look out for his retirement pad.  He is a 10 year old chocolate beauty who came into Maricopa East shelter in rough shape as a stray in mid-July.  He became sick in the shelter unable to get up on his own, refusing to eat and having trouble breathing.  Thank goodness for Harper, many volunteers loved this boy and shared him with DLRR who stepped in to save his life.  Harper is now healthy and happy and ready to take applications for his furever home.  He is 10 year old boxy chunk of Chocolate love.  Harper is the perfect companion as a low energy, house trained and I want to be by your side kind of boy.   He is housebroken and trusted with full freedom when home alone.  He hears very little if at all, but this does not stop him from being a part of the pack and the human family.  Harper does well with his 3 foster siblibings but has not been around cats.  His idea of the perfect day is sunbathing in the grass, sitting next to you watching a ball game, and accepting all the love and cuddles he can get.  Don't let the 10 year old age fool you, Harper has much life yet to live.  He has some arthritis as most of tend to do as we get older but has improved significantly with NSAID's and Cosequin.  He has overcome pnemonia but does have Valley Fever and will need to be treated for at least the next couple of months for this.  
Harper is a fighter who has overcome much adversity in the last couple of months and is ready to enjoty the rest of his time with a family who spoil him and recognize when a special gem this beautiful boy is to have.  
 

 

River

Hi folks!  Get a load of my long legs and big floppy ears! I’m obviously a bit of a mix with ears you can play with for hours. I haven’t quite grown into my long legs yet so I’m a bit lanky. I’m about 6 years old but that’s awfully hard to tell as I seem very young in spirit.  I play nicely with other dogs and love to play ball and run around the pool. I do swim a little and I’m learning more about it every day with my trainer.  As an added bonus, I am kennel trained.

 

Snickers

Snickers (6) is a 4yr old chocolate male that weighs 77lbs. DLRR received him from a home where he was chained up outside with another dog.  He is a very sweet boy who wants to be around his humans. He does not like to be kenneled at all and would do best in a home where someone is home most of the time or has the time to work with him to overcome his anxiety about being left. He also would benefit from a doggie friend since he was with his mother his entire life. He has had some marking accidents in his foster home, but we think this will get better as his hormones subside. When he is around his humans he is such a sweet boy and a big lover. He enjoys walking around with his chew toys or sleeping on his cushy bed. He would do best with a family who can give him daily exercise and training.  He does not appear to know his name, and we are working on that.  He is great with other dogs (we have 3) and he had pretty much no reaction to them when he came to our house.  He is calm and quite relaxed in the car.  Snickers is going to make someone a wonderful dog.  He is very attached at the hip, and in need of quality human companionship.  Call his foster mom to meet him!

 

Sam

Pleasure to meet you.  I am Sam, I am and I love green eggs and ham and basically any kind of food.  Sam I am is a happy 2 year old lab mix who would love to play rhyming games with you and surely would enjoy spending time playing ball or snuggling too.  Sam last weighed in at 60#'s so he is a medium size boy who is in great shape.  He comes dressed in his black and white tuxedo.  Sam came to DLRR as a stray from the Pinal County shelter so not much is known about this boy other than he did well with other dogs at the shelter.  Sam loves people of all ages.  Sam also loves other dogs.   Sam loves to greet you.  If he jumps on you, he will land softly.  Sam is good with kids and wants to have a family to love him.  Please call his foster so she can gush about him.

 

Dancer

Hi everyone!  I’m Dancer the puppy!!  I’m 6 months old and I’m hard at work  right now with my trainer. She’s teaching me to have good manners while still allowing me to be a puppy. I finally sleep through the night until about 5 AM. I’m a big dog in a small dog’s body who loves to run and chase balls with my big furry training siblings.  I’m housebroken, kennel trained and would love to go to an active home with another furry playmate with the same energy level that I have.  I share my toys nicely with everyone and love to give kisses!

 

Fluffy

My name is Fluffy because of my beautiful black silky coat.  I am a pretty active puppy and get along with my two furbrothers, although one doesn't  want to play as much as I do.  I am housebroken.  I love the walks we do in the mornings and I can keep up with my furbrothers easily.  I sometimes chew on things laying around the house, but haven't destroyed anything, yet.  I get real excited when it is time for food.  I didn't eat too well at first, I think it was because of the medications, but that is behind me and I eat well now.  I am a velcro dog, and follow my foster dad where ever he goes, and lay under his desk when he is working there.  I would like a home that someone is home most of the day to keep me company, and a furbrother or sister that I can play with.  I play pretty hard in the morning, sleep thhrough the day, and play again pretty hard after the evening meal.  I mostly play with one of my furbrothers and when we walk to the ball park and get off leash, I love chasing him around the baseball field. I get along with other dogs, but I haven't met a cat yet.  I love people, maybe too much as I will jump up to love them.  I like to cuddle on the couch with my foster dad and meeting people on our morning walks. I'm 6 months old and growing quickly, up to 34 lbs and gaining.  I have two squeaky toys that I try to keep from my furbrothers and we end up playing tug of war with them.  Lot of fun.  If you think I woiuld make a great addition to your family, please call my foster dad.

 

Mauricio

Hi my name is Maurico and I am a 3 yo yellow boy.  I love both people and dogs but if truth be told, I like people best.   I get along great with other dogs so if you already have a dog,  that is cool with me.  Some people might think I am not lab enough because unlike most labs who inhale their food, I actually  taste my food.  I also don't really care if I have a pool or not, as I have not shown much interest in the pool at my current location.  I am sure if given time, I might actually get in and enjoy it.  I do love toys.  My ideal home will have humans that like to play with me and exercise me and have a pile of toys that I can play with.  Call my foster to learn more about me.  By the way I come by way of Mexico so I like margarita's (the doggie virgin kind) Arriba Arriba

 

Kimber

Kimber is a 1 year-old chocolate puppy that weighs approximately 70 pounds. He came to DLRR via the Nogales Pound, where he was brought in as a stray. Because of this, we don't know a lot about his history but he has received his shots and has been altered and chipped. With the exception of a couple of early accidents, he is housebroken. I consider this a great feat because this boy drinks A LOT of water!
Kimber gets along very well with my 6 year-old male Pharaoh Hound. They do like to play rough, but it's always with tails wagging and I swear there are smiles on both their faces. He hasn't been around cats; I suspect that his puppyish behavior would invite extreme curiosity... A shy kitty might be frightened but a confident kitty will likely teach Kimber how to toe the line.
I don't know of any medical issues -- he seems to be a very fit pup. Unlike just about every dog I know, however, Kimber does NOT like car rides. On the few occasions we've managed to get him in the car, he does a bang-up job of decorating my paint job with slobber ;-) He does fairly well on a lead (with a harness) and he knows how to sit. He is about 75% good with "stay" and will get to 100% with a little more time/work. One final note is that he needs to have a good amount of chew toys on hand -- do *not* leave your remote controls on the coffee table! He really is a very sweet puppy and will add joy to any home.

 

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