BONDED PAIRS

Important Notes:

  • Finding Your Perfect Match: Below are brief descriptions of some of our dogs that are available for adoption. Because the list is constantly changing, we recommend that you apply to adopt as soon as you are ready and work with an Adoption Coordinator, who can provide you with more info about dogs that are a good match for you and your lifestyle.  
     

  • Adopting with Children: The safety of children in an adoptive home is one of our greatest priorities. Learn more about our approach to placing dogs in homes where little ones are present.
     

  • Adopting as a Townhome or Apartment Resident: As many of our dogs come from rural areas—where they have limited exposure to cars, new people and dogs, unexpected noises, and being leashed—we may limit placements for some dogs to single-family homes. Learn more > 
     

  • Adopting & Fences: We require fences for some of our dogs for a range of reasons. Learn more >
     

  • Heartworm: About ten percent of our dogs are diagnosed with Heartworm disease during their initial vetting. Heartworm is treatable, and Lab Rescue provides treatment for all infected dogs at no cost to the adopter. Learn more >

 
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Faith and Hope

Gender: 

Female/Female Bonded Pair

Age:

Both 2 years

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs

Needs:

A loving forever home

Social butterflies when together!

Faith and Hope are truly happy dogs with sweet dispositions. They are loving life in their foster home and get along well with the resident dogs. The girls wait for their meals in a sustained sit, take treats in a sit position, and almost potty at the same time. Faith, the slightly larger of the two, is the leader of the pack of 4 dogs in the house. She will pick up slippers or socks and take them to her bed where she doesn't chew them, but lays her head on them like a pillow. She is always seeking out a sunny spot in the house. She is fast and tries to be the first one out the door to search for squirrels. Hope is a happy pocket Lab. She is a snuggler, and hops up ever so lightly into your lap with any chance she can. Hope is a bit more wary of new folks, and takes her cues from the other dogs. Both girls are friendly and generally quiet. Faith only barks at squirrels and when an unknown person comes into the house, but settles easily. They have learned "sit" and "stay" and have almost mastered the leashes on walks. The one word they really seem to know is "cookies." They are highly food-motivated and Foster Mom feeds them separately. They are easy to train, ride well in the car, and are champion nappers. Faith and Hope are easy dogs who like to check in with one another, but are also comfortable doing their own thing. They make quite the fun pair!


Faith & Hope are BFFs! https://youtu.be/0W7Ojipl6Bs

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Lilly and Luna

Gender: 

Female/Female Bonded Pair

Age:

5 years/1 year

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs

Needs:

A loving forever home

Double the Love!

Lilly and Luna have been participating in the Olympics with their own Olympic games. Luna participated in gymnastics while Lilly watched. Luna did some nice somersaults on the couch. Lilly participated in the post gymnastics nap on the couch. The next event was Beach Volleyball. Since Lilly is shorter in stature than Luna, Lilly decided to set while Luna showed off her long legs (that occasionally like to counter surf) to do some impressive spiking. Lilly and Luna are happy to cut their Olympic games short to meet their forever family!

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Ninny and Queen

Gender: 

Female/Female bonded pair

Age:

6 years/2 years

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs

Needs:

A loving forever home

Mother/Daughter Lovebugs

Ninny is 2-year-old Queen's mom and these girls are very sweet, affectionate and friendly. They will play with toys but mostly enjoy wrestling with each other. They both know basic comands and love leash walks, where Ninny sniffs and checks things out and Queen tags happily along. Ninny is a sweet gal who just wants to be loved on! The funniest thing we have noticed about her is that if she is left alone, she will gather up foster mom’s sneakers and sleep with them on her bed. Queen is a lovey-lovey who thinks she is a lap dog and loves to be hugged.  She will often climb on top of you and happily rest her head on your chest looking up at you. They love being with you and demand that you pet them both at the same time, so you need two hands! These girls are a happy bonded pair and must be adopted together. Can you make room for this little family of two in your family?

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Pluto and Bitty

Gender: 

Male/Female Bonded Pair

Age:

7 years/9 years

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs, Cats, Townhomes

Needs:

A loving forever home

Odd Couple for Life

Pluto and Bitty may be a study in opposites, but they're real life BFFs. Pluto is a silky, soft black "pocket Lab" who wants to patrol the backyard and go for a couple of walks each day. Bitty is a tri-color Shih Tzu who prefers to sniff around the yard for 10-15 minutes and then take a long nap. Both have excellent house manners and are enjoying the routine of their foster home. Pluto is affectionate and loves being with people. He is always ready for a walk or a couch snuggle. He is wary of men and needs a few minutes of being ignored (no talking or eye contact) when meeting someone new. He will sneak up from behind and sniff when he feels comfortable. He loves to spoon and get belly rubs. He will stealthily sneak onto Foster Mom's bed in the middle of the night or early in the morning. He also likes sofas and will listen when told “off.” Bitty is a couch potato and is content to run/walk around the yard for a few minutes, but doesn’t go on longer walks. She can hear loud noises, like clapping and barking, and her vision is not as sharp as in her younger years. Bitty can do a few steps, but needs some help going up and down flights of stairs. Foster Mom carries her since she only weighs a little more than a gallon of milk. Bitty is a quiet little girl who never makes a peep unless she's snoring softly. She likes her ears rubbed and her sides scratched. Pluto and Bitty are both good with dogs but not interested in playing with them. They are a delightful, mature pair. 


Bitty snoring while Pluto relaxes - https://youtu.be/NeKC1rXobuc

Pluto on a leash walk with the resident dogs - https://youtu.be/AKsjeiKeGsE

Pluto dipping his toes into the river - https://youtu.be/lEd29i2FNYI 

Pluto and Bitty enjoy the yard before breakfast: https://youtu.be/FViJChVkIyM

Bitty & Pluto take treats gently: https://youtu.be/n20K3IQH72E

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Rocky #3 and Maggie #3

Gender: 

Male/Female Bonded Pair

Age:

4 years/4 years

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs

Needs:

A loving forever home with a physical fence

Double the fun

Maggie and Rocky don't know why they have been assigned the number 3 because they know they are number 1! This bonded pair must be adopted together. Rocky thinks you said "Lap Dog" not "Lab dog" because he loves to climb into your lap despite his size. Maggie follows Rocky's cues and gets her confidence from him being by her side. They still have a lot of energy so will need plenty of exercise and room to romp. They are a little too interested in cats, so no cats in their future, just a happy forever home!

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Spatz and Pippin

Gender: 

Female/Female Bonded Pair

Age:

7 years/7 years

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs

Needs:

A loving forever home

Plug and Play Labs

Spatz and Pipin are an adorable bonded pair, so they must be adopted together. Pipin is the yellow girl who is more outgoing of the duo, but they are both very friendly. They are fine with other dogs and can either go to a home with dogs or without. They just want a forever home! Adopting a bonded pair is easier than it looks. Pairs play with each other, comfort each other, and are not as unhappy when left at home during the day.