Our Labs Available for Adoption

The labs listed on this page are always changing. Every day labs are adopted and new labs join us while they wait for their new forever home. If you are interested in adopting one of these labs from Lab Rescue, please fill out our adoption application and send it to us online (or by fax or mail). Lab Rescue of the LRCP asks that you read about the entire adoption process before submitting your application. We often receive questions about why so few labs are approved for young children. You can read about how we make that determination in the adoption process section of the website. Please note that the website is not the most up to date source of information. Some labs may have been adopted before the website shows them as adopted.

Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound). Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, with their family – human and canine – to meet the dog they want to adopt.

If you live outside of the Lab Rescue service area and would like to adopt, please review the list of rescues elsewhere in the country, available at www.thelabradorclub.com, do a Google search on Lab Rescue and your location, or search on Petfinder.com or Adoptapet.com to find a rescue who places Labs near you.

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You can complete your application online using our easy to complete form. Once complete, your application will be forwarded to an Adoption Coordinator. It can take a week and more for your Adoption Coordinator to be in touch.

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Available Labs


Basil (#170134)

Basil is an 18 month old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 48 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for treatment if treated at one of our authorized vets.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Basil is approved for ages 10 and up.  Basil is a very happy pup who loves to get attention and to be petted.  He is fun to watch when he plays as he hasn't quite got the coordination thing down yet and you can see the puppy coming out.  He retrieves but doesn't always bring it back. Hi likes to get scratched and his belly rubbed which he rewards with Lablaps.  Basil would like to meet a family that will give him love, attention and training, they will be have a ball with him.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZJ5HFgVrJs




BJ (#170085)

BJ is a 1 yr old yellow male.  He weighs 38 lbs and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up.  BJ arrived last weekend and during his wellness exam, it was discovered he has a significant heart murmur, grade 5 out of 6.  We visited the cardiologist and the news wasn't good.  He cannot be treated with medications, nor can he have surgery.  Somehow, all the dysfunctional components of his little heart have managed to find a way to work together.  We don't know how long BJ will be with us.  It could be months, or it could be years.  Of course, he doesn't know what's going on and he's living in the moment acting like a typical puppy.  He loves to go for walks, play, eat treats, but most of all he loves to cuddle with anyone who will let him jump on their lap.  He also knows how to sit to take treats very gently.  We're looking for a very special family who is ready to fall in love with BJ and allow him to have the best time of his life.




Bobo (#170077)

Bobo is a 10 yr old neutered yellow male.  He weighs 95 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs and cats.  Bobo is approved for ages 10 and up.   Bobo is a sweet, gentle, and big guy that loves to follow you around the house and be by your side. He is very calm and quiet and rides in the car well.  If you didn't see him, you wouldn't know he was there.  He needs to lose about 15-20 pounds.  He has a little arthritis, nothing unusual for his age, so stairs are a little rough on him, so the smaller number of stairs, the better.  This should also improve with losing the weight.  He loves, loves to be brushed.  He will lay on your lap so you can brush him while he takes a nap.  Bobo is truly a gentle giant that just wants love and to be by you.  He's an awesome guy!




Braedan (#170132)

Braedan is a 2 yr old neutered yellow male.  He weighs 55 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if treated at one of our authorized vets.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Braedan is approved for ages 10 and up.  Braedan is a very happy dog who loves to be around you and to be petted and scratched. He has a ball playing and makes an adventure with new toys which I don't think he has ever had before. He will make someone a very nice companion. Braedan would like to meet a family that will give him love, attention and training, they will be rewarded by lots of love.




Buddy (#170026)

Buddy is a 2 yr old neutered black male.  He weighs 49 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for treatment if treated at one of our authorized vets.  Buddy is good with dogs but not cats.  He is approved for ages 10 and up.  Buddy has had a rough start but things are going to be a lot better for him now.  Since he came into Lab Rescue he has made a lot of friends.   The kennel staff have given him a lot of attention and love.  He has learned to relax around new people and is good around other dogs.  He is still a little slow to share toys with other dogs if he gets one he does want to give it up but will if you trade him for another one.  Buddy needs a home that has a fenced yard so he can play and run around without wandering off.  He will make some lucky family a wonderful companion.




Buddy (#170103)

Buddy is a 3 yr old neutered black male.  He weighs 70 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but likes to chase cats.  Buddy is approved for ages 10 and up.  He has a lot of energy and loves to burn it off playing out in the yard retrieving which he really really likes to do. When he is excited he will jump straight up on all fours until you tell him to sit and wait. He enjoys going for walks and likes to go swimming whenever he can. He loves treats, bones and toys that squeak.  He knows sit, and come and will have a training addendum.  He pulls on lead better with an Easy Walk Harness.  He is crate and house trained.  His owner said sometimes he has to be bribed with a treat to get in his crate.  He is used to staying in the crate while I am at work.  Buddy needs a family that will give him plenty of exercise and has a fenced yard for him to run and play in as walks will not be enough for him.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILzutYizWQ




Butkus (#170141)

Butkus is a 2 yr old black neutered male.  He weighs 69 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for treatment if treated at one of our authorized vets.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Butkus is approved for ages 10 and up.  Butkus is an active dog who is sweet, strong, good looking and full of energy.  He likes to be with you to get petted and hugs and rewards you with a wiggling butt and plenty of kisses.  He loves to retrieve but is not a nut about it.  He is looking for an active family that will give him love exercise and training.  Butkus needs a yard with a fence so he can run and play to get the exercise he needs without wandering off.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwUPNTM1EXQ




Daisy #3 (#160289) 

Daisy is an 11 year old spayed yellow female who is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. This sweet senior who used to do field trials in her younger days is in need of some TLC after a rough few years. She is good with dogs but would prefer to be a solo dog or with another very submissive dog. She is good with cats and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. Daisy weighs 54 pounds. Since coming to Lab Rescue she has perked up considerably thanks to good nutrition and finally getting the veterinary care she needed. She should not be crated, must go to a home with a fenced in yard (no invisible fences) and have people who are not gone for long periods, because this girl loves company. 

 Watch silly Daisy with her new food-dispensing ball. 

Update from Daisy's foster family - Feb 23, 2017: DAISY is an 11 year old little sweetheart who has the energy level and agility of a younger girl!! She is like little miss energizer bunny! She is a great retriever of tennis balls, and likes interactive food toys. She is one SMART pup! Daisy knows a lot of commands and has excellent recall. She loves nothing better than to go for sniff walks, but does pull on leash - so a well fitted Easy Walk harness is recommended. Daisy needs a fenced yard due to her 'hunting nose'...she will get on the scent of something very quickly, and keep following it! Daisy LOVES human attention! Daisy has lived with cats. She would prefer to have one quiet dog to hang out with or to get all of the attention herself! Daisy would thrive with someone home more than not. When left, a stuffed marrow bone will keep her busy. She does not like to be crated and doesn’t need it. Daisy eats well and needs to be maintained on a limited ingredient diet for skin allergies. She hasn't lived with kids so she's approved for kids 10 and up. 













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Sponsored by Anne Redmiles
Sponsored by John and Joan Grosskettler
Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell
Sponsored by Carolyn Poissant



Django (#170128) & Maverick (#170127)

Django and Maverick are 3 yr old neutered black males.  They both weigh 60 lbs and are up to date on vaccinations.  Django is heartworm negative and Maverick is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for treatment if treated at one of our authorized vets.  They are good with dogs and cats but are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  Django and Maverick are approved for ages 4 and up.  Djangle & Maverick are siblings, owners had Maverick since he was a puppy and got Djangle when he was 6 months old when he was returned to the breeder who asked them if they would take him.  They are sweet, kind, loving dogs who love attention and to play. They love to play together and Djangle had recently shown Maverick how to get under the fence and go to the marsh for a quick swim before coming back home and into the yard.  They never figured out that they got caught because they were soaking wet and had muddy feet.
They are great dogs who are friendly and love to get petted.  Django is the leader and Maverick follows him.  They will chase a ball or toy it doesn’t matter who gets to the toy first Django will bring it back most of the time. They know sit come, are working on other commands. They will have a Training Addendums. They walk okay on lead separately but when you take them out together they each try and be the lead.  They are house and crate trained, owner did not use a crate, but left them in the laundry room if they were going to be gone a long time.  They would like to have a family that is active and can give them love, attention, training and exercise so they will thrive. 

Watch them at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXCSGkV42A




Dozer #2 (#160473)

 Watch Dozer play tug with his human foster brother

  
Watch Dozer swim. 

Dozer is a black, neutered male who weighs 79 pounds. He's ten years old and is current on vaccines and is heartworm negative. Dozer is unknown with cats, good with dogs and approved for ages 10 and up. He is a handsome Lab who is active and healthy. And he loves people! He walks great on leash, knows many commands, and likes car rides; however, he needs to be restrained in the car because he likes to drive. This big guy has not had lots of training, so he is looking for that with his new family and is looking for a single family home in the suburbs or a rural area with a solid six foot fence. No invisible fences for this guy and he cannot be taken off leash in open spaces. Dozer needs a patient family who will understand that he has been living outdoors for much of his life, and now as a senior he needs a comfy, loving home with caring humans who will see that he gets the training, love and comfort he requires.

Update from Dozer’s Foster Family - Jan 27, 2017: Dozer is a very friendly guy, but doesn't jump on people. He kind of bounces up and down in a happy/funny way when he is excited. Dozer likes balls and stuffed animals, long walks and like most labs, enjoys any food you want to give him! He is house trained and does not need to be crated, but will check out your countertops if you leave snacks unattended. Dozer strongly believes age is just a number and has more pep in his step than the average 10 year old! 

Jan 25, 2017: Dozer is a character. I spent time with him over the weekend, and I couldn't believe how energetic he was. He loves to go for walks and is strong, so must be walked with an Easy Walk harness. He is a happy-go-lucky boy who has no clue of his age. This boy has places to go and says he feels half his age. If you want to meet Dozer and free up a foster home for another needy senior dog at the shelter, this is your chance to gain a walking companion and snuggler on the couch. 

Jan 20, 2017: Dozer is a happy go lucky pup. He's very active and playful for his age and is looking for a human he can have fun with. Dozer likes to give kisses and de-stuff the occasional stuffed animal. He enjoys playing outside and requires a fence to make sure he doesn't go out seeking new friends. He walks well on leash and has beautiful eyes! He's a big fan of frozen Peanut Butter Kongs and has good house manners. 
 
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Sponsored by Jessica Dockery




Floyd (#160344) and Harvey (#160345)

Floyd and Harvey are a bonded pair and will be adopted together. Floyd is a 6 year old neutered male mixed breed who weighs 51 pounds and Harvey is a 7 year old neutered black male lab who weighs 58 pounds. Both are current on vaccines and heartworm negative. These two will need a yard with a physical, not invisible, fence. Floyd is a bit shy with people initially but he warms up quickly. He is good on leash, walking right beside his human and knows numerous commands. Harvey knows lots of commands, too, but because he is a social butterfly eager to meet and greet, he will need an easy walk harness for walks. Harvey loves to retrieve. Both are good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. Both of the guys are fully trustworthy around the house and do not need to be crated.

Update from Floyd & Harvey's foster family Aug 13, 2016:

Happy Harvey and Five-o-Clock-Shadow Floyd (my newest nickname for him) have been enjoying themselves with toys or laying out in the sun. They are so easy--and eager--to please! These boys demand so little, and are ready for their forever family! 

Aug 3, 2016: Harvey and Floyd took a walk with their fosters yesterday. Harvey walks ok and needs some correction, but he does not try to run or act wild. He wants to walk ahead a little but he didn't seem to be pulling. Floyd is calm and heels on his own. Floyd has a bit of a fear of thunderstorms and hides until they are over. He prefers dark corners in the basement where is quieter. Harvey loves chasing a ball and he sometimes tries to get Floyd to play. They will play a little bit. The boys are really are so well behaved and you can easily tell that really love one another. They wait for each other in the yard and go in and outside together. They are very low maintenance, lovable pups. 

Update from Floyd and Harvey's Foster Family - Sept 18, 2016: They are a low-maintenance bonded pair who get along with the two resident canines. They love lounging, playing inside and outside, and getting belly and butt rubs. 
Fast Facts: 
HARVEY 
1. Happy 
2. Harmonious (he will rest or play depending on what you want him to do and he gets along well with other dogs) 
3. Heeding (he is obedient) 
4. Helpful (he is Floyd's leader) 
5. Hilarious (when playing with toys and making faces at you) 
6. Handsome 
FLOYD 
1. Freckled (have you seen his gorgeous coat??) 
2. Fuss-free (he will rest or play depending on what you want him to do and he gets along well with other dogs) 
3. Furniture-loving (he and Harvey love lounging on the couch) 
4. Funny while sleeping (sometimes he sleeps on his back!) 
5. Fantastic (an easygoing, gentle guy) 
6. Faithful (to you and to his brother Harvey) 
7. Follower (he follows around Harvey or you) 

Update from Floyd and Harvey’s Foster Family - Oct 14, 2016: Floyd and Harvey have been dreaming of a forever home. They are super sweet, gentle, and smart. Super low maintenance and and they love playing outside. They know basic commands and like playing with squeak toys. Floyd and Harvey like snoozing on the couch and hanging out with their people. 

Update from Floyd and Harvey’s Foster Family -  Nov 7, 2016: Floyd and Harvey are a low-maintenance bonded pair with great house manners. 

FLOYD, a 51-lb, 6-year-old neutered male mixed breed, is calm and a tad shy, which means he lets you take the lead. He doesn’t walk in front of you indoors or outdoors. He knows how to get comfy! He loves rolling up blankets into pillows and loves pieces of sardines with his meals. 

HARVEY, a 58-lb, 7-year-old neutered black lab, is playful and always smiling. He is a social butterfly. He tries to provoke Floyd (or you) to play. But he does know when to lay down and relax. He loves begging for belly rubs and to retrieve. He will come over to you, throw himself down and roll onto his back. He needs a harness for walks. 

Commands: sit, down, give paw, get toy. Good with other dogs!



  Watch the boys play here

  Watch Harvey play with his Frisbee

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Sponsored by Helen Skiba-Powell


 




Jaxx (#170099)

Jaxx is a 9 year old neutered chocolate male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and cats and is approved for kids aged 3 and up.  He weighs 65 lbs. Jaxx is a happy, loveable guy looking for a place to live out his golden years! Jaxx does know basic commands like eat, sit, good boy, name, come, ball. He is loves to retrieve and swim! He is house and crate trained, but doesn't need the crate anymore and does fine with free roam of the house. Jaxx is very affectionate and loves to snuggle with his humans. Jaxx is great with other dogs, he really enjoys small dogs too! He is good with cats and doesn't bother them. He is approved for kids 3 and up as he previously lived with young children and does well with them. 



Jethro (#170108)

Jethro is a 1 year old neutered black male.  He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  He weighs 64 lbs. He is a sweet, happy and goofy boy. Like all young Labs, Jethro will need lots of training and exercise.

Update from Jethro's foster family Feb 25, 2017:

It’s easy to love this gorgeous boy! This beautiful pup comes in at 65 lbs and has a shiny coat, velvety ears, and cute white toes. He loves people, toys, and other dogs and would likely enjoy a canine sibling. This smart pup is quickly learning new commands like sit, stay, and come and is highly treat motivated. He walks best with an easy walk harness though he quickly learned that Foster Mom likes when he walks next to her. He loves attention from his FM and often positions himself nearby. If you would like to be bathed in kisses by a young rambunctious loyal companion, Jethro is your guy! 




Layla (#160774) & Gage (#160775)

Layla and Gage are a bonded pair of Labs who must be adopted together.  Layla is an 11 year old chocolate female, up to date on her shots and heartworm negative. Gage is a 6 year old chocolate male, up to date on his shots and heartworm negative. They are both good with cats and are approved for kids aged 5 and up. Layla weighs 78 lbs and Gage weighs 85.  They walk well on a leash and can be left at home, uncrated for several hours at a time.  They know basic commands.  They both have great manners and are happy, happy dogs who love being with their people. 

Update from their foster family - Jan 25, 2017:

Layla and Gage are sweet and thrive on getting attention. They are great family dogs and especially love children. They get very excited for walks and mealtime. Gage is full of energy and could use a bit more training on the leash. Layla still loves retrieving squeaky toys. They would love to find their own family so another needy dog could take up their space in their foster home. If you love chocolate labs, please take a look at this awesome pair. 
 


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Sponsored by Elizabeth McFarland who also says 'bonded pairs are the best way to get two best friends all at once. We love you Layla & Gage, Love Morgan, River & Miss Daisy'
Sponsored by Cheryl Exum



Mikey (#160184)

Mikey is a great looking neutered fox red male who is four years old. He is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. He's current on vaccines and heartworm negative. Mikey is described as being "friendly, sweet, and wiggles all over." He is calm, gentle, and quite a nice boy. He is from the country and will need to go to a single-family home in the suburbs or a rural area.  Mikey has had extensive obedience training and he enjoys going for walks.

Sponsor Mikey
Sponsored by Nicole Hopkins
Sponsored by the Eiben Family Jen, John, Yael & Maya and our LR boys: Archie, Rom & Parker
Sponsored by Morgan Boyer




Pokie (#160433)

Pokie is an 8 year old neutered chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up. He weighs 61 lbs. Pokie is diabetic and partially blind. Pokie is a sweet and mellow guy looking for a family who can take care of him and is committed to helping him with his diabetes. All he needs is an insulin injection in the morning and one at night at regular times. In return, he will stay close to you and shower you with love.

Update from Pokie's foster on Oct 7, 2016: While he may be partially blind, Pokie has no problem getting around. He loves to play and is OBSESSED with his "babies". He sleeps with them, goes outside to go potty with them and just loves holding them in his mouth. Pokie is diabetic, but is very good getting his shots twice a day. He will happily do anything for a treat. Pokie is such a sweetie! 
 
Update from Pokie's foster family Jul 24, 2016:  Pokie is such a sweet boy. He is very friendly and loves to be with people. He has been doing well navigating his foster home and will do steps when his foster mom says "step." His foster mom reports that it is very easy to give him his insulin. Give this boy a chance and he will reward you with so much love and loyalty. 

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Quincy (#150793) 



 

   
See Quincy swim on 

Check out Quincy at a recent Adoption Event

 Quincy, a chocolate neutered male, weighs 87 pounds is current on vaccines, and heartworm negative. He is 7 years old and is a "gentle giant" who melts with contentment when someone loves on him. He is also good in the car and walks okay with a harness. Because he is not used to the hustle and bustle of the city, he must go to a detached, single family home in the suburbs or a rural area. 

Update from Quincy's foster on Oct 14, 2016: Quincy can't wait to meet his new family and get settled in for the holidays. He loves cookies and his people! If you are looking for a sweetheart of a chocolate, Quincy is your man. He's a well behaved velcro boy! He loves cuddles and squeaky toys! 

Update from Quincy's Foster- Aug 5, 2016:  Tall, chocolate, and handsome! I'm Quincy, and I can't wait to be your loyal velcro dog. I don't like other dogs or cats, but you're my favorite. I love cookies and naps, and hanging out outside. 

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Sponsored by Pepper and Lucy Liu - From one bonded pair to another
Sponsored by the Simmons-Clayton Family in memory of Chip

 



Rue (#170098)

 

Rue is a 10 month old spayed yellow female who weighs 51 lbs.  She is current with her shots and is heartworm negative.  Rue is good with dogs; and approved for kids 5 and up.  She is known to chase chickens and cats.  Placement is limited to single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  No fence is required but no electronic fences.  

 

Rue is a sweet, adorable girl who was surrendered due to her owner’s allergies.  She has always gone to work with her owner to a kid-friendly, dog-friendly workplace so she has been around a number of different dogs and children as young as infants, although the youngest child that Rue lived with was 5.  She has a very soft coat that stays amazingly clean and shiny.  Rue is housebroken and crate trained and will go into her crate when told and stay quietly.  She sits nicely for treats and takes them gently.  

 

Rue would do best with another confident dog or a confident, patient owner.  



Shiloh (#170079)

 

Shiloh is a 1 year old neutered black male who weighs 60 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heartworm negative.  Shiloh is good with dogs; curious with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  Physical fence is preferred but not required.

 

Shiloh is the sweetest little boy.  He can be a little shy at first but warms up quickly.  Shiloh is very playful and loves toys.  He is still learning how to navigate on a leash but is working on it every day.  May be housebroken as he is keeping his run clean at the kennel.



Silver (#170123)

 

Silver is a 2 year old spayed black female who weighs 77 lbs.  She is current with her shots and is heartworm negative.  Silver is submissive with other dogs; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 5 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes or townhouses in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.

 

Silver is a sweet girl in need of a new home.  Can be a little shy when meeting new people.  Silver is housebroken and crate trained.  She would benefit from a family that can give her the exercise and training that a youngster needs. 



Spade (#170105)

 

Spade is a 5 year old neutered black male who weighs 50 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heartworm negative.  Spade is good with dogs of all sizes; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  

 

Spade is a sweet mellow boy who loves to go for walk and carry stuffed animals in his mouth.  He is house trained and crate trained.