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 >


Max #8




7 years

Good with:

Kids 10+, Dogs, Townhomes


A loving forever home with a physical or underground fence

Ready to play ball!

Max has never had a real home to call his own and cannot wait for Lab Rescue to find him one! He is as friendly and easygoing as can be and is always smiling and wagging his tail. An active boy, he is excellent at playing fetch and will retrieve until your arm cannot take anymore. (A Chuckit would be a good first purchase.) He takes treats gently and is wonderful around other dogs. Max would benefit from having someone home with him more often than not and maybe another dog to pal around with. This fun guy does a happy dance when foster mom pulls out the leashes. W-A-L-K means he gets to say hi to neighbor dogs and share treats! Afterward is the best thing ever... It's play ball time in the yard!! Max is on the small size at 51 pounds, but every pound is positive energy. He just wants to give and get affection... and play ball. Looking for a solo companion or a dog to add to your pack? Max is a sweet, easy option for either!

For Max, happiness is new tennis ball smell. Watch Max play ball:

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Watch Max master the doggy door Day 1 of being in his foster home: