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.

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!

 

Petra

Petra is a sweet 9 month old female who was rescued months ago as a very young pup. She was found with her siblings and no mother or father.  The early weeks of a dogs life are critical and she quickly learned to fear humans while living under a shed at eight weeks of age.  She is now living with her trainer at Find Your Inner Dog amongst a very balanced pack of dogs. There are videos posted of Petra almost daily on our trainer's Facebook page so you can see her in action.  While she is still very shy around humans, she has come a long way. She is fantastic with dogs and needs a confident and playful dog to continue to bring her out of her shyness after adoption.  She would do best in a quiet household with older children as noisy situations still cause her to be startled. While she has not shown much interest in swimming, she is a champion on the treadmill and loves to take walks on leash. She has learned how to play ball in the last couple of weeks!  Petra is a black beauty and a low activity girl who needs someone patient to help her build a trusting relationship with her new human.  She is kennel trained and potty trained.

 

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. He would probably do okay with cats too. 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, preferably with another dog to play with and keep him company. 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, weights 55 lbs. and needs a family who is active. She is currently living with her trainer at Find Your Inner Dog because her excitement around dogs was misunderstood at first. She is quite friendly and playful with dogs but needs the appropriate slow introduction until she calms down. She has learned beautiful manners while in training and would do well with continued training after adoption.  She is housebroken, kennel trained and absolutely loves to play ball!  Be sure to see her in action on her trainer's Facebook page.

 

Chiquita

Chiquita or "Quita" is a very sweet lady. She may be older but has managed to keep up with the two younger dogs I am fostering. She smiles all the time and is very easy going. She would do best in a home with someone who can take short walks with her for exercise and who will be patient as she grazes through her food. In her former home, she did not experience many of the niceties of feeling at home, like cuddling on a couch, being part of the family, or going up stairs. She went into a pool recently, but it's not mandatory you have one. She would probably like a kiddie pool during our hot months. She is up to date with her shots other than a booster for one at the end of June. She is a good weight and overall very healthy; the only issue is a slight lazy left hip when trying to move quickly. As her foster, I am looking for someone to adopt her who will give her a lot of attention and teach her what love is all about. She is very easy to care for, but I don't want that to minimize the love she so desperately needs and deserves in her final years. If you want to meet a great senior dog who will appreciate anything you do for her, please call me.

 

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

 
Hi, Folks!  I'm Doddy!  I know, it's a weird name--I don't like it much so you are welcome to change it to whatever you prefer.  I am an 8 year old, 50 lb Lab mix who used to live in Mexico where I didn't have a very good life, but the kind people of DLRR took me to a comfortable home and now I am so happy!   I get to play and play and play with my foster Lab brother, and I get to play ball with my foster Mom and Dad and I also love to play with those toys that have squeakers in them.  You can often find me with a pair of socks in my mouth--I don't chew them up, I just like to carry them around!  Mom thinks it's so cute.   I have learned to sit and wait to get my leash on for walks, which I love, and for meals, which I also love.  I am housebroken, crate trained, and great on car rides.  I do find those smaller, 4 legged meowing things fun to chase, so Mom says I have to go to a furever home with none of those.  I'm happy to alert my family with some barks about something strange in the neighborhood - they like that I keep a watchful eye over them.  Mom throws a treat into the crate at night and when she is leaving and I scoot right in and settle down until it's time to come out.  My foster parents say I am a very wonderful dog who is a total sweetie and that I would make a great and loving addition to any household.  If you look into my beautiful brown eyes, I think you'll agree they are gorgeous!   I hope I can meet you soon!

 

Megan

Why hello! I'm Megan--you've probably seen me on facebook as one of DLRR's greatest success stories (I am rather cute!) I'm relatively young, only about a year and a half old but I've seen a lot of tragedy in my short life. I was taken in to Pima Animal Care Center as a stray. I was really sick when they took me in and wasn't doing well in their facility so they sent me out to my first foster home. My parents there loved me but had their hands full to begin with so they couldn't adopt me due to all my medical issues and I was taken in by DLRR. When my foster mom with DLRR saw me I could barely walk and was dragging my back feet. DLRR let her take me to a brain doctor (aka neurologist) and that doctor changed my medications. Now my foster mom says I'm a brand new dog! I can walk and play (I'm even running) and I'm eating really well (my foster mom says I'm like a horse!) I am a small yellow lab--only about 50 pounds and will likely need to be on medicine for the rest of my life so am being adopted out as "Special Needs". My foster mom tells me that I have Valley Fever and that was the reason I couldn't walk very well. Well...I have a foster sister and two foster brothers and all I can say is that I love to play! I use the dog door like a pro and other than the tv remote and my foster mom's shoes I don't chew unless it's a Nyla-Bone.  I'm good with other dogs my size or larger but cats and puppies will need careful introductions as I like to mouth them. If you think my big brown eyes would make a great addition to your family please call my foster mom. I really want to find my furever home!

 

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.  
 

 

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 yo lab mix who would love to play ryming games with you and surely would enjoy spending time playing ball or snuggling with 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 no much is known about this boy other than he did well with other dogs at the shelter.  More to come as his foster gets to know him.  Please call on Sam and we will be happy to share all his lovelyness with you. 

 

Hershey

Hershey (17) AKA Chee Chee was found at the pound covered in ticks and had a bad fur/skin condition.  He is recovering nicely but needs a medicated bath for his skin every other day (temporarily).  He seems to enjoy it!  Hershey is the perfect name for this guy - you could not find a sweeter dog.   If your hands are free, or busy, he will nudge you to let you know it's ok to pet him if you want to.  He gets along great with his foster brother (9) and sister (10).  He uses the doggie door and rides great in the car.  He's great with older kids (10 and 14) but hasn't spent any time around little kids. We aren't sure about cats either.  Hershey does great when he's home with his fur brother and sister but he's never been home alone, so we don't know how he would do on his own. He pulls a little on the leash during walks so will need to learn to settle down a little. He will chase after a tennis ball (and bunnies!) and brings them back fairly close to you. He loves to follow you around and see what you're doing.  He is playful and curious but can easily lay by your side when it's time to relax.

 

Lola

So you came here looking for a lab...I understand, but please take a moment to consider Lola, a female shephard mix.  While she is not a lab, she is the most incredibly sweet and well behaved dog and deserves a second look.  Lola is an owner turn-in who weighs about 75 lbs.  I can't say enough about this gentle soul.  She is always around you but can go unnoticed due to her tender, easy spirit.  Lola gets along well with other dogs, is house trained and has excellent manners.  According to her previous owner, she spent the last two years outside.  But you wouldn't know because she has perfect behavior in the house.  Her interaction with cats is unknown but we are told that she does well with children.  Lola does have a problem with her tear ducts not producing tears, so she does require eye drops for the rest of her life.  And she has an autoimuune disorder that has caused part of her nose to be pink.  We are currently putting a prescription ointment on it that will keep it from progressing and may even restore the pigment to black.  Otherwise she is very healthy and truly one of the most amazing dogs I have ever known.

 

Mia

Hi! My name is Mia and I'm an 8 week old female. I'm mostly all black but I have a cute little white spot on my nose and some white on my belly. I'm a very busy, curious, playful girl. I love to play with my brother and sister and mom is loads of fun too! I am looking for a Foster-to-Adopt family with plenty of time to care for me. I'm so young I have lots to learn and I can't be left alone for long hours. If you are interested in meeting me, please call my foster mom. I'm ready to start meeting families and I will be ready for my new home next week.

 

Mally

Hi, my name is Mally and I'm an 8 week old female. I'm black with a little white on my chest and toes. I'm very playful and sweet. I love being with my brother and sister and also my foster family. I am looking for a Foster-to-Adopt family who has plenty of time to spend with me. I'm young and have lots to learn! Because I'm so young, I can't be left alone for long hours. I'm ready to meet families and will be ready for new home next week. Please call my foster if you'd like to meet me.

 

Marlo

Hi! I'm Marlo! I'm an 8 week old male. I'm chocolate with white markings. I'm a sweet boy who likes to cuddle! I'm also very playful and love to play with my brother and sister. I have fun chasing my human foster siblings too. I'm looking for a Foster-to-Adopt family with plenty of time to care for me. I'm so young and have so much to learn. I also can't be left alone for long hours. I'm ready to start meeting families and will be ready to go to my new home next week! Please call my foster mom if you'd like to learn more about me!

 

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