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

March 2017 UPDATE!
Hey, this is BonBon! Guess what?!?! I can see again… ☺  That’s right; I had my cataract surgery in the beginning of March, and it went very well!
So, now I’m just your typical Lab who just happens to be diabetic! I love people, kids and dogs, I’m not a fan of cats, but love to snuggle and play! I also love walks and usually take a couple of naps during the day.  In fact, I actually like being in my crate, which is where I stay when my foster mom has to leave me alone at home.  She always calls me a “good girl!”  So, as you can tell, I’m a very easygoing dog who would love to be your companion and find a forever home. 
I do have two sisters, but - although I love them very much - we don’t have to be adopted together.  Since I do love other dogs, it would be nice to find a forever home with another dog, but I’m also fine with getting all of your loving for myself.
As a reminder, here’s my story:
My two sisters and I are only about 3 years old, but we have been on quite a journey already! We were rescued by DLRR in May of 2016.  The man we used to live with finally took us to a vet when we got really skinny! When the vet told him we had 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 twice a day, just like humans with Type 1 diabetes do. My foster family didn’t have a clue how to do it, but learned quite quickly. It’s all doable when 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! Can you?!?
 

 

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?

 

Daisy

Hi! I am Daisy and I am a sweet, affectionate, 5 year old lab who is looking for my perfect home. I was rescued by DLRR from the Pinal County Pound but then had a bit of a rough go of it because I required treatment for heartworm. This made me quite miserable, however, with great foster care and some training I am fully recovered and I am now happy, energetic, playful and friendly!   I love being around my people and am quite the cuddler if you let me. I am moderately active and will need exercising regularly, I love going for walks! I am crate trained and house broken and I know basic commands.  I am interested in cats but really I just want to play with them.  I will do better in a home with kids over 9 years old and I also need to be in a home without any other dogs.  I will be quite happy as an only dog though because I just love my people!  Please consider adopting me--everyone tells me I am just so, so sweet.   I am so grateful to have been rescued by DLRR and I am very ready to settle into my forever home.  Hope to meet you soon!
 
 

 

Cooper

Cooper is my name but my foster mom calls me Super Duper Cooper! I am pretty fantastic short legs and all. I'm a bit of a mix hence the short legs but I'm big on personality. I'm about 7 months old and I'm probably not gonna get much taller. But height isn't a big challenge to me. I can still get on the couch and take a nap when I'm ready to rest. Being small doesn't stop me from playing hard with the big dogs either. I love playing with other dogs and I'm pretty fast for a short little guy. I'm not much of a long walk kind of guy (hint hint short little legs). My foster mom says I'm a total sweetheart and I wholeheartedly agree especially when she gives me treats I take them ever so gently from her fingers, I never nip her taking a treat. I'm first in line to eat and last to leave. And I'm very polite and sit for treats. 
Super Duper Cooper is potty-trained, doggie door trained, loves to chew toys and bones, he does need someone home most of the time since he is still a puppy. He is great with children and other dogs, has never met a kitty though. He is about 30 lbs. of cuteness. If you're interested in a one of a kind big personality compact labbie then give my foster mom a call. 

 

Cello

Cello is a big (90 lb), gentle, and goofy sweetheart of a dog who is looking for a forever home with an active family. He recently finished recovering from major hip surgery and now very much wants to have a human or canine pal to run, play, and wrestle with. He is fully housetrained, good with kids (and doesn't jump), and knows (99% of the time) that he is only supposed to chew on his dog toys. He is very smart and walks fairly well on a leash but would definitely benefit from some training classes. During his first few weeks with his foster family, he did have some separation anxiety that he expressed by breaking out of his crate, scratching up front doors, and barking, but now his foster family fully trusts him loose in the house alone for at least a few hours. (Some inexpensive anti-anxiety medication has been useful in helping him to become more secure.) Other than some manageable allergies, he has no known health issues. We think he is a Lab x Great Dane mix about 4 years old, and typical of both breeds, he is very good-natured, cuddly, and attentive. He is a truly lovely dog who will make one lucky family very happy.

 

Ginger

Hi!   I'm Ginger!  I'm an 8 year old beautiful chocolate lady who weighs 80 pounds (rounding up of course).  My former owners turned me in to DLRR because they were downsizing and I didn't make the cut.  I'm a very happy girl-- my tail is wagging all the time!  My foster mom tells me that I am so, so sweet and that I'm irresistible when you get to know me. I follow her around the house and have to be the same room she is in because I love her so much!  I also love my walks in the morning.  I try to be good on the leash, but I can't stop myself from wanting to investigate all the birds and bunnies out there because we sort of live in the country.  But I'm really smart--I have learned some commands like sit, stay, down and give--so I am sure I could learn to walk better on a leash with some training.  One of my favorite things to do is chase balls and bring them back to you so you can throw them again.  I'm totally trustworthy in the house when left alone and I don't counter surf.  My foster mom calls me Roomba because of my exceptional abilities at cleaning food up off the floor, but hey--I'm a Lab--that's what we do, right?!  I have a foster Lab sister who I pretty much ignore, so don't be looking for me to be any other dog's playmate.  I'm really a people dog.  I am so looking forward to getting settled in my furever home.  If you think you could be my new family, please call my foster mom.  I promise to love you forever and ever!

 

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!

 

Zeus

Oh my gosh! Are you my new furever parents? I'm Zeus--yes, just like the Greek God only I don't have the temper my namesake was reputed to have! I am currently just under 80 pounds and so pale a yellow as to be almost white. When the great people at DLRR got me I had been abandoned and sick for a long time so my recovery is taking a while. I am a laid-back guy who would love to just spend the day laying at your feet and being petted. I get along with every human I've ever met and other dogs too (I currently have 2 foster brothers and a foster sister.) I've been around a cat for a short period of time and didn't really pay any attention to it--but now that I'm starting to feel better if a cat runs I may decide to chase. My foster mom says I'm a "medical needs" boy because I have Valley Fever (a fungal disease that has settled in my bones causing me to limp and not feel good) and stomach inssues so I need daily antibiotics to keep me on track so will likely need to be on medications for the rest of my life. I may limp from this Valley Fever but I love running the perimeter of my backyard barking to alert my foster siblings that there's something on the other side of the fence. I adore the fact that my foster family has a dog-door but I'll wait patiently at a door to be let out too and the only thing I'll destroy are my squeaky toys (boy do I love those!) My foster mom was told that I'm about 8 years old and that I need to put on some more weight but I could do that with you if you think I'm the dog for you!

 

Baby Girl

Hi, my name is Baby Girl.  I know it’s not very original.  I came into DLRR when my owner moved and could not take me with her.  I am an older girl, not sure exactly how old but probably between 10 and 13 ish.  I am working on regaining my girlish figure and am about 65 lbs.  Just look at that face, I’m as sweet as I look.  My foster parents tell me I am the best-behaved foster they have ever had.  I am very low energy, I sleep most of the day.  I never make a mess in the house and love to be petted.  I get along very well with all the other dogs in my foster family’s home.  I had tick fever when the nice people at DLRR took me in.  I am now feeling much better and can look for my forever home.  If you would like a sweet mellow companion then I am your girl.

 

Duke

Duke is my name and food is my game....errr was my game. I am a handsome 5 year old  black hunk of love.  I was a whopping 132 lbs. so please know I am working on getting into my speedo.  The doggie doctor said I would be healthier at about 90 lbs.  I’m starting to lose some lbs.(currently down to 125 lbs.) so if you fall in love with me, and you will, then you have to be committed to getting me down to a healthy weight.  I am a gentle giant.  I was an owner turn in but I am not taking it personal as that family did me a favor.  I know DLRR will take great care of me until my forever home is found.  So far they have paid to get me up to date on shots, gave me a chip in case I wonder off to the nearest donut shop. DLRR also made sure I will not make any puppies. While I was at the doggie doctor they ran some blood work and found that I have Tick Fever.  Fear not, you can't catch it and I will be fine.  I completed my medication for it and I'm good to go.  Suffice it to say, after I get better, please make sure you keep me on a flea and tick medication to I don't have to deal with this again.  Tick fever ticks me off.  I’m housebroken and trustworthy.  I’m great with dogs and kids but would do better in a home without cats.  I LOVE walks but I need a strong leader when walking on a leash.  I’m super affectionate and never bark.  Lastly I love to throw myself on the ground for belly rubs. I really love belly rubs. Please call my foster parents so they can tell you more about me. I am waiting for the phone to ring. 

 

Annie

Annie's owner passed away, she is a five year old black lab female that's also spayed. She is currently at 72 pounds which is a bit heavy for her so she is on a diet. She has a very patient temperament and just wants to be by your side and/or walk with you eagerly. Her previous exposure to other people and dogs/other pets was very limited, but she is fine with the variety of animals I have including my horses. We are unsure about children because we don't have any children around, but has shown no sign of aggression towards anyone. Her default is being extremely shy and hiding away until she gets comfortable.

 

Ruthie

Meet Ruthie4, one of the four Baseball Hall of Famers!  Ruthie4 is a 5 week old Lab mix who loves attention and petting.  She is active and playful and determined and is as sweet as she looks!  Sometimes she entertains herself!  Ruthie will definitely hit homers with a family who is committed to her well being by not being gone for more than 3-4 hours at a time and doing obedience training with her.  She will be available as a foster to adopt puppy during the week of July 25, but you can meet her now if you are interested in adopting her.

 

Sandy

Sandy is a 5 week old Baseball Hall of Fame puppy who would like to pitch her case for getting adopted!  She seems to be a girl who has a mind of her own and who knows how to get what she wants when she wants it.  She is a sweet girl who loves to play and play.  Sandy will need a foster to adopt family who is committed to doing obedience training with her and who is not gone for more than 3-4 hours a day.  Please call to meet her!  She will be available to go into her new home next week.

 

Yogi

Yogi is a 5 week old adorable male puppy Baseball Hall of Famer who is active and mischievous.  He loves to run and pounce. Like most puppies, Yogi can find lots of things to get into!  You'll catch a lot of love and licks from this little pup.  Call to meet him!  Yogi will be available to foster to adopt the week of July 25th.  He will need adopters who will be home most of the time and who will do obedience training with him.

 

Hank

Introducing Baseball Hall of Famer  Hammering Hank!  Hank is definitely not a Brave. Hank will hammer you with love but in a good way.   He is the smallest and most shy of the four 5 week old puppies.  Don't dismiss his place in the litter.   He does like to play but many times prefers to cuddle in your lap..  He is sweet and adorable!  Hank could be your right fielder if you are home much of the time.  Like any great athlete Hank will benefit from the fundamentals of Obedience training. To keep him in peek mental and physical perfomance he would love to keep his ball skills sharp..  He would love to go with you to Chase field and hang out with the other great dogs at the Pet Smart doggie area for a nice day at a ball game.  He just asks that you refrain from eating hot dogs while there.  He is a little sensitive about that.     Please call to meet Hank!  He will be ready for his foster to adopt family to take him home after July 25th.  

 

Doddy

Hi, I'm Doddy, the kind people at DLRR say I was a rescue from Mexico and that I'm about 8 years old.  I am on the smaller size, about 50 lbs, I  have been neutered, microchipped and I'm all up to date on my shots.  My foster parents have been taking me for daily walks, which I enjoy immensely, I don't pull, but could use a little more training.  I have only been for a ride once with my foster parents and it was a lot of fun. They also have been working on my manners, I know when to sit, go lay down and I do well in my crate. I haven't had any accidents in the house.   I have a foster brother and at first I didn't want to play with him, but now we are having a lot of fun together.  My foster parents do not have any children, cats or a pool, so I don't know if I like them or not.  I love the neighbor, cause she gives me treats!  I can lay around or be playful, I am very lovable and would make a great companion for a moderately active adult.  Please give my foster Mom a call so I can go to my forever home!!

 

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