Below is a list of our available Labrador Retrievers. If you don't find the new friend you're looking for on this page, check out our Coming Soon Labs. We typically have approximately 30 Labs in our rescue program at any given time. Labs come into the program and are adopted daily, so this list is ever-changing.
Click each picture to find what our foster families have to say about each of our Labs. Since we don't have a shelter, all our dogs are in foster homes. Our foster parents provide as much information as possible on the behaviors and traits of our dogs.
The adoption fee for an adult Lab is $300 + State Tax. The adoption fee for puppies (6 months and under) is $375 + State Tax.
If you are interested in meeting one of our Labs, the next step is to complete an adoption application. Adoption information and application is found here. If you have questions about the adoption application process, send an email to our Applications Team.
Baylee - 8.8 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Wynter - 9 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Zella - 10 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Miia - 4.5 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Jeau - 2.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Jocko - 4.2 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Estrella - 7.9 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Silas - 1.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Bach - 5.5 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Duncan - 2.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Jessi - 10.9 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Abe - 11.9 Month Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Luloo - 5.6 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Tobi - 5.6 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Jenga - 1.7 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Frost - 1.7 Month Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Bows - 1.7 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Iclyn - 1.7 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Sundae - 1.7 Month Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Finnegan - 1.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Big Boy - 10 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Gorgeous George - 2.4 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Geoff - 2.3 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Rufus - 6.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Texx - 1.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Zoom - 7.9 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Mingo - 7.9 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Cristina - 2.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Maghe - 11.5 Month Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Caedee - 6.9 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Gynger - 1.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Ellia - 9.6 Month Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Zekie - 1.5 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Baylee - 8.8 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female 107 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available Early Nov
Wynter - 9 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 56 lbs- Heartworm negative- Available now.
Wynter has a sweet and loving temperament. She is calm, quiet, housebroken, leash and crate trained, and will keep your backyard free of rabbits and squirrels. In addition, she loves to snuggle!
At her age, Wynter is beginning to have achy joints. She has been diagnosed with arthritis in her left knee and early signs of hip dysplasia. The Veterinarian suggests keeping her lean, minimizing high impact activity, glucosamine supplements and pain medication. Short daily walks will help with flexibility in the joints as well as strengthening of the muscles around the joints.
Wynter is a reactive dog and needs a family who is willing to continue working with her and not place her in uncomfortable situations. When walking on a leash, she appreciates social distancing with unfamiliar dogs. My Labrador and Wynter get along great and enjoy hanging out together. If you are willing to invest in her wellness, Wynter will give you unconditional love and companionship in return. She sleeps in the computer room while I work and joins me outside while I garden. And, you will never need to look for Wynter because she will follow you from room to room carrying her stuffed toy.
Please let us know if you feel Wynter fits into your lifestyle.
Zella - 10 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female 65 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available mid-to-late November
Hello, I’m Zella, and I’m looking for my forever family. I was surrendered earlier this year and am looking forward to finding my new home. My absolute favorite thing is to hang out with my foster mom. I oversee her housework and keep her company while she works in the computer room. We take a few breaks a day to go for walks and play in the yard. I love a rousing game of fetch with my pink bunny and then love to sink into the big fluffy dog bed for a snooze. But my favorite thing is the head massage my foster mom gives me every time I sit by her.
From my foster mom: Zella is wonderful in the house. She is leash trained, crate trained, and house broken and goes into the crate willingly when I leave the house. Zella does not need to be crated at night, sleeping on a dog bed in my room and is respectful of everything in the house. She is a snuggly love bug who gets excited at the thought of a walk, but is otherwise pretty chill. She has easily adapted to my schedule and is content to sit by me getting some loving. She is reactive to other dogs, so will need to be the only dog in the home. We are working on this and she would appreciate a family who would continue working with her.
Miia - 4.5 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female - 62 lbs - Heartworm positive - Est available TBD
Beautiful brunette seeks fur-ever family! I enjoy long walks in a quiet park or wooded trail, rolling in the grass, a good meal, and naps. Before being rescued, I spent most of my life living in the backyard. Having a home with several comfy dog beds, lots of treats, and a family that loves me is a new
experience. I’m learning to appreciate the comforts of a home.
From Miia’s foster mom: Miia is a very special girl. She is timid and needs time to adjust to new situations. After spending her life in the backyard, the sounds of a house (e.g. vacuum cleaner, washing machine, etc.) can be scary! In 2 months she has made much progress. She is fully house trained and loves her crate. She lets us know when she needs to go out and when she’s ready for bed. We are working on building her confidence using some brain games (snuffle mat, tricky treat puzzle, etc.) and working on clicker training with her. She’s an excellent student!
Because she hadn’t lived in a house, she had some issues going through doorways when she moved in with us. She wouldn’t go on walks the first couple of weeks, but once she felt more comfortable with us that changed. She now gets excited when we get her harness out. She loves long walks but encountering too much action (people slamming car doors, groups of people walking by) or hearing loud noise (big trucks, motorcycles) scares her. This can make walks with Miia challenging. We have to be prepared for her fear and, with the help of a trainer, are learning how to handle the situation. We’ve found walks to be most enjoyable when on a quiet trail in the woods or walking in the neighborhood when there is limited traffic and minimal noise (e.g. not when the school bus is dropping off kids).
Miia loves her foster sister. Our dog has tried to get Miia to play, but Miia hasn’t quite figured out what to do. I think that will come with time. For now, Miia is happy just to be wherever her foster sister is. She is still learning to trust the humans in the house. The only time she seeks affection is when we’re
petting her foster sister. She’s still a bit unsure about having us pet her, but has recently started to seek ear and butt rubs. She likes to be in the room with us, but maintains a bit of distance. Miia will need a home with another calm, confident dog who can show her the ropes. She will do best in a quiet home without children. Miia is not going to be a dog that enjoys lunch on the patio or large family gatherings. She’s more the quiet evenings at home while enjoying a book or movie type of girl. She needs a family that will continue her training and help build her confidence. I know that she will thrive in a fur-ever home that is willing to work with her and show her that she will be loved forever. With the love of a good home, Miia will blossom.
Jeau - 2.1 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 70 lbs - Heartworm Negative - Est available TBD
My name is Jeau and I'm getting settled into my foster home. They say I had a rough start in life at a breeder for the first year of my life and then I was with someone who kept me out in the yard all the time. I didn't know how good it was to sleep in air conditioning at night! I'm not used to foster mom and dad quite yet but I'm starting to trust them and like the mom best so far. I'm not so sure of that guy that tries to pet me, but I'm liking him more and more every day. They tell me that I need more socialization skills around people, but I sure do like to run around in the yard with my foster brothers.
From Jeau's foster mom: Jeau is a sweet guy, very timid, and just needs lots of love and patience. He walks well on a leash, but can get startled by sudden noises. He is crate and house trained, and likes to play with his foster brothers. He's looking for someone that can love him and help him gain confidence through day to day interaction with people. He has come a long way since we brought him home, but it will take a lot of loving to bring this sweet guy to be the doggy he was meant to be. If you have time to be patient and loving, he will become a great companion and angel for you.
Jocko - 4.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake info: Black - Male - 64 lbs. Heartworm negative. Est. Available Date late Nov
Hi, my name is Jocko and I am a big love bug. A good Samaritan found me wandering and tried hard to find my people for me, but no one came forward. I found myself in the care of this rescue, thank goodness. Now I am ready for a 2nd chance at a new life!
Jocko knows basic commands, sit, stay and down, although "down" to Jocko is rolling on his back and offering you his belly for rubs, he does love belly rubs. He loves to explore the backyard and chase a tennis ball, for a short while. He is super fast and will take a few minutes of zoomies. He will drop his tennis ball for you to throw after a few requests and he has boundless energy. But while he does like to play, he also likes to lay out in the backyard and just relax.
Jocko will sit in front of you and offer you his paw and thump that tail when you tell him he is a good boy. He just loves affection. He is well behaved in the house, no chewing or stealing, and he will only counter surf to see what is going on. Jocko loves his crate and sleeps in there at bedtime. He is a gentle giant and just wants to find his forever family. Jocko also spent some time with one of our excellent trainers to work on doggy 101 and leash walking and would benefit with additional training to reinforce what he has learned.
Jocko would do best in a household where he is the only dog as he doesn't understand the language of other dogs very well yet. He's a good dog but will need to continue to be introduced to others in a controlled setting and with experienced dog owners. Jocko is still looking for how to really fit into a pack.
Even at his age, Jocko still has a high amount of energy and will do best with a very active person and/or family.
Estrella - 7.9 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 46 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Hello, Estrella here.
Let me tell you about my favorite things first. I love playing with the resident dogs, helping load the dishwasher, tug-a-war, eating toilet paper rolls, and of course, snuggling on the couch. Now that I got the important stuff out of the way. I am house and crate trained. I will sit at the door when I need to go out or use the doggie door. When in my crate at night, I am as quite as a mouse. You might even forget I am here.I am a sweet, very social dog that loves meeting people and other dogs. I would love to have a young playmate to help me learn even more. I might be too much for an older dog that prefers to be left alone. I am still very much a puppy and will need to continue training, but what young pup doesn’t. I still jump up at times and do some mouthing, so it would be best not to have young children in my furever home.
I will be ready to meet you soon, thank you for stopping by to read about me.
Silas - 1.1 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 75 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Bach - 5.5 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male 96 lbs - Heartworm negative - Avaliable now
Hi! My name is Bach and I am a lot of Labrador. I am a big guy and I could do with losing a few but I am always going to be on the larger size as I am pretty tall. Despite my size I am a number one cuddler and my happiest place is right next to you. I am working on leash walking and because of my size am quite strong if I want to be.
I love company – dogs or humans - and am happy to be left alone and snooze. But, if you are in the house, please don’t leave me where I can hear you but not be with you as it makes me very worried! I get along great with other dogs but not sure about cats. I like kids very much but prefer them a bit older so they are taller than me.
I don’t chew anything, ride nicely in the car, am house trained and I am not much of a talker. I do have one little habit my foster mom says has to stop and I am working on it. I love to take things off the counters!! So while I am figuring that out - maybe not the best idea to leave your steak dinner out where I can see it!
I hope to be meeting you soon!
Duncan - 2.1 Year Old Male
Inital intake information: Black Male 75lbs - Heartworm negative -
Hello Everyone! I'm Duncan and I've been having a blast with my temporary roommates! Our day starts with a hearty breakfast followed by a long walk. I'm told I do excellent on my leash! After our walk, I get to decide if I want to head to work with my roommates or just relax in my kennel for a few hours (excellent in his kennel). Then as soon as the long work week has finished, I like to jump in the truck (rides excellent in vehicles) and head out to the lake for a cruise (and boats lol). If jogging is your thing, then be prepared to take me too! I will run by your side the entire time (really impressive). I'm still a growing boy so nap time is the best after a long fun filled day! I prefer snuggling up with my roommates and watching a movie. It has been a delight hanging with my temp roommates but I'm now ready to find my forever home. I'm super sweet and can't wait to meet my new family!
Oh - and excuse the pics of me and my friends - apparently I'm the life of the party!
Jessi - 10.9 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 59 lbs – Heartworm Negative - Est Avaiable late Nov
Hi! I'm Jessi, and I am everything a Lab should be! I love all dogs and humans, big or small, and I always want to play! My foster mom says that I am all the fun (and energy!) of a puppy, but without all the mess. I am house-trained, good in my crate, and I sleep quietly all night on my dog bed. When it's not playtime (and why isn't it always play time?!), I especially like to cuddle and watch out the windows. I also really love to chew, so if you think I'm gorgeous and just perfect for you, make sure to have plenty of toys ready for me!
Jessi is a sweetheart, and she knows how to make everyone fall in love with her. She's still a bit of a nibbler, so watch out for your shirt sleeves! We're working on the finer points of what is and is not a chew toy, but did you know TV remotes are bone-shaped? With basic command training and some leash manners, she will be the life of the party! Jessi will do best in a house with lots of action and other large dogs or older kids to romp around with.
Abe - 11.9 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male 79 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Abe is very sweet, incredibly handsome, and surprisingly calm for his age. He has two small foster dog siblings that he is gentle with and he loves it when he can get them to play. He walks slack on a leash except for when we encounter other dogs or an unknown item (like a stroller) and can get excited in these situations. He is so friendly that he just can't help his excitement and this is something we are working and is something his forever family would need to continue. He sits on command and listens when we tell him “off”, “no”, or to “leave it” and he loves pulling all of the toys out of the toy basket but has not destroyed any yet. His favorite toys are ones with long limbs he can shake around and play tug-o-war with. He likes to carry around a frisbee or a tennis ball but isn’t always keen on playing fetch and hasn’t really learned how to catch.
Abe goes into his kennel with some coaxing and a treat and will sleep the entire night without a peep after on occasional whine for a few minutes in the beginning. He tends to get bored if left unattended and may find a shoe to carry around or something that is not a toy to chew on, however, he is quickly distracted and content if given a stuffed Kong or an antler to chew on his bed. He is house trained and hasn’t had any accidents, and has been learning to ring a bell like his foster siblings when he wants to go outside. Abe is curious about the pool but has not tried to get in and when we took him to the lake, he waded in the water but didn’t want to swim for sticks. He rides quietly in the car but looks to us for assistance to get in and out as he’s not a big jumper.
Abe is extremely loving and wishes he were a lap dog. He follows his foster parents around the house and is always looking for the opportunity to cuddle. He would be a great fit for a family who is willing to continue to work on his training, can provide him with ample activity, and will give him all the attention he craves!
Luloo - 5.6 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 81 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Luloo was surrendered with her sibling Tobi and they are a bonded pair and will be adopted out together.
Tobi - 5.6 Year Old Male
Initial intake information:Yellow Male 109 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Sweet boy who was surrendered w/his Sister Luloo. They will be adopted out together
Jenga - 1.7 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female puppy - Est available
Hello I’m Jenga! I’m the adventurous pup my foster mom says as I’m always finding new things and new places to go. I love a good snuggle after a long day of adventures with my two human kids. I am always on the go! So are you and your family my go to for these holidays and years to come?
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Frost - 1.7 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black male puppy - Est available
Hi I’m Frost the handsome little man. I am a laid back cuddler who loves to snuggle with my foster's little kids. I am growing so quick my foster mom says. I would love a home to lounge around in and play with my forever family as I grow. Would you be my forever family for this holiday and all the years to come?
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Bows - 1.7 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female puppy -
My name is Bows. I was surrendered to a shelter and quickly made my way to DFW Lab Rescue. I have 7 brothers and sisters that came with me. We were all very underweight and hungry. My sister and I have been under the weather in our foster home but we are feeling much better now and are getting to eat whatever we want. Boy! What a deal!!
I can’t wait to meet my new family. I love dogs and kids and will be a great addition to any family if you give me a chance!
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Iclyn - 1.7 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female puppy -
Hello! My name is Icyln. I was surrendered to the shelter by someone who didn’t want me. That’s OK though. After a drive with a nice lady, I ended up in the arms of my new foster mom where I have been treated like a queen!
I have had a few tough weeks. I was very skinny and then got really sick. My foster mom has fed me all sorts of yummy foods to try and get me to eat and gain some weight. I think I am finally going to be able to take down my sister who got really fat while I was under the weather.
I love to sit in my foster mom and dad's laps and chew on anything I can get a hold of. I also really enjoy playing with my foster 4-legged sisters in the yard and my foster parents grandsons who entertained me and my sister for a few days.
I can’t wait to find my new forever home so I can be queen of my own castle and queen of my adopters' hearts!
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Sundae - 1.7 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female puppy - Est available
Hi my name is Sundae. I’m a funny loving little girl who has a playful side. I love cuddling but also love playing tug with my siblings. My foster mom is working on my potty training and says I’m improving so much each day. I can’t wait to find my forever home and spending these holidays and many more to come with your family!
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Finnegan - 1.1 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male 80 lbs – Heartworm Negative -
Finnegan has a wonderful fun-loving Labrador personality. He loves to run, go for walks and play with his toys. Finnegan can also swim and loves to retrieve balls. He has a medium stature and is built like a Tonka truck. He is high spirited and affectionate all in the same minute. His tail is always wagging and patiently waits for the next activity to begin. Finnegan is a very active young pup and who will look around the room with the “Who is going to play with me next” attitude. He gets along with other dogs and does not mind cats. As Finnegan is a young enthusiastic pup, he will require some work on house manners and leash work. Finnegan has all the tools and just needs some fine tuning. We feel he will thrive with consistency and structure. With that commitment we promise you will have a loyal lab companion that will make you smile every day.
Big Boy - 10 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male 69 lbs - Est available mid-late November
Mature, athletic, chocolate male seeking his forever home.
Don’t be fooled by my distinguished good looks. I am an active older gentleman who loves walks and playing ball. However, I am not opposed to a good nap and belly rub. I am housebroken and will go into my crate without a peep. I am very good with other dogs. If you would like to meet me, ask the nice folks in adoptions to add me to your wish list. I will be available soon.
From his foster mom - Big Boy is the perfect combination of active and chill. He does like to be in the same room as the rest of the family but is perfectly content to lay down. He knows basic commands, rides well in cars and is not reactive at all on walks. He does not seem to be a barker. He is the first foster we have had that is not crated overnight. He plays well with my two 8 year old Labs and shares toys and treats nicely. He truly is the most well mannered guest and is a joy to foster.
Gorgeous George - 2.4 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male - 65 lbs - Heartworm Positive -
Gorgeous George is, well, gorgeous! We all know it’s the inside that counts, though, but good news: George is a top contender not only for Most Handsome, but also Bestest Boy. He is happy go lucky, loyal, an appreciative eater, and chill as ... well, whatever the kids are saying these days!
Sometimes he will chase a ball, often he will play with a toy, and usually he will comply with “Sit.” Other times, he won’t! However, even when he declines to participate, he is entirely pleasant and polite about it.
Gorgeous George is fully house-trained, but prefers not to potty unless a tree or bush is available. If a bush is available, he believes it is the best place to go “big potty.” George values privacy - he is a gentleman like that. He loves daily walks, petting, and kisses on the head. He likes to be told he is handsome, which is no problem since people tend to shout it out at him as he trots and/or saunters - tail sociably wagging - around the neighborhood.
If you don’t want George to get on the furniture, that’s fine - he will only get on it after you leave the house.
George does not agree with being crated, but he sleeps silently on his dog bed the entire night. He is very quiet and is trusted fully in his foster home. Disclaimer: he is untested with kids and cats. His only inadmirable feature (besides dining on dead squirrels) is that he believes the winner in a game of tug should always be Gorgeous George. No mercy.
In short, Gorgeous George is a most wonderful boy and deserves a most wonderful life! He is undergoing treatment for heartworms and may have some allergies, but will be in good shape in no time and ready for a forever home.
Geoff - 2.3 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Yellow - Male - 98 lbs.
Geoff is a sweet, very big boy. The first thing to note about Geoff is that he may be very shy and nervous on first meeting. When we first started to foster him he was terrified of anything and everything including his own shadow. He has improved greatly but still even turning on a room light will make him react and go into a slight crouch. Needless to say, this fantastic dog did not have the best first years, and it will require continued and reliable gentleness and affection to get him to finally relax and accept that he is truly safe and "home".
Geoff is pretty quick on the uptake. He learned where he lived after only 2 walks and how to sit only 4 days (although having a treat as a reward is the most effective way of getting him there). He seems to relish the security of routine and he quickly forms bonds with "his people". We would strongly recommend he be taken to reputable dog-training classes or receive professional one-on-one training. He will enjoy it and it will give him increasing confidence.
He loves to be with people and will follow you around if he can; be aware he still hasn't worked out how big he is, so it can be frustrating getting around him or passing him in a narrow doorway - he just stands there. He is pretty big and still a little clumsy, so expect that tail to knock
things over. He should not be walked alone by anyone under the age of 12 as he can get excited by squirrels, cats and other dogs, and it can require some upper-body strength to control him, but good professional dog training will aid in solving that problem too. Otherwise, he walks well on both short and longer heavy-duty leashes.
Geoff is willing to use a dog door and would probably relish that opportunity. He has been very good about doing his business outside and you will soon notice when he "tells" you that he needs to go outside for a potty break. He will scratch to be let in if he is outside, so you will need to continue to work on deflecting that behavior. He is comfortable and relaxed in a crate, but he clearly would much rather be sitting or lying next to you. He is good with food and treats but you will need to continue the training of taking both away from him so he knows unsatisfactory behavior will not be tolerated. He enjoys good quality rawhide strips. and is definitely treat motivated.
Geoff has lost interest in his stuffed bear, but likes to carry tennis balls around and will occasionally chew on them. Geoff is fostered with a female pit-bull and a male cat and has no problems with either - he is curious but shy with both. With gentle introduction to other animals in your household, we think he would get on with them, but equally he might be happy as the only pet, especially as the fuss and attention won't need to be shared.
Geoff is going to be a fabulous addition to anyone's home; he is loving, gentle, curious, good-natured and grateful for his new life. It may take time for him to warm up to you, but he will be a faithful, happy and affectionate companion to anyone lucky enough to adopt him into his forever home.
Rufus - 6.2 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Black - Male - 63 lbs. Heartworm Negative.
Rufus has been through quite a lot but the one thing that remains constant is his super sweet personality. He is so quiet and easy going — a companion to my two Labs, a feature in the car line at elementary school and a gentle giant on walks. We have yet to hear him bark and he shows no aggressive bone. He loves to be where you are — in the kitchen, going for walks or rides, or just sacked out on the dog bed. While the first part of his life was less than stellar, we have turned that around for him and are excited to help him find his forever home soon!
You can meet Rufus here: https://youtu.be/q7h80tAR6D0
Texx - 1.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 63 lbs - Heartworm positive -
Texx is a very sweet dog who has quickly adapted to our household routine. He gets along well with our male lab as well as our children (ages 7, 11, and 13). He is a great combination of playful and relaxed. He loves waking up for breakfast and a walk with the kids to school. He sits patiently and waits as we talk to other parents and meets other dogs along the way. He walks very well on a leash. However, he gets excited to see the neighborhood squirrels, though will quickly lose interest and return to the walk with encouragement.
During the day, he is happy to curl up under the desk as we work from home and in the evening, he enjoys playful time with our dog and being around the family. He does not beg while we eat dinner and is crate trained to sleep through the night. Although he would prefer a warm couch or bed, he goes into the crate with the help of a treat and sleeps well. Texx loves getting his head scratched and tries to get some attention right when he meets new people. Given the opportunity, he will snuggle up next to you on the couch. His favorite toys are stuffed animals and he carries them around the house, but does not destroy them. He will sit for a treat but is still learning how to take it from a hand without getting too excited. He's quiet and doesn't bark when the doorbell rings.
Texx would love to find a family that is active and enjoys walks and outside time and spoils him with head scratches and stuffed animals. He is a sweetie!!
Zoom - 7.9 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 50 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Zoom is such a sweet boy. His manners are improving and he is learning to love the small luxuries of being in a home. Like naps on the couch and affection. He is goofy, a bit uncoordinated and doesn't always know what to do with his long legs. Zoom is a very active guy that really loves to chase a ball or a squirrel. He will be a wonderful companion for someone without young children that is willing to continue his training.
Mingo - 7.9 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 47 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Hi! My name is Mingo and I’m so excited to find my forever home! My life started out a little rough, but I know it will continue to get better when I find my perfect family!
From Mingo’s foster mom:
Mingo is the sweetest pup! At this age, Mingo still has a lot of puppy playfulness in him. He is super smart and has had only one accident in the house. He also sleeps in his crate all night without a peep. Mingo loves to play and with some additional training will be great on his leash. I know he would enjoy long walks with his new family. He is also great with other dogs and loves to play with my 100-pound lab! Mingo has also been known to jump in the pool for a quick swim. Because Mingo is still young, he can be a little nippy and loves to chew. We have been working with him and he is improving every day. Mingo is awesome with kids but would do best with families with children over 6 years old. Mingo is a wonderful pup with so much potential. He will make one family very happy!
Cristina - 2.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female - 52 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available Mid Nov
Hi, my name is Cristina, and I am a happy, sweet, loving girl. My foster family tells me I am the sweetest lady. I am well behaved in the house, although, I am learning to not pick up things that aren't mine. I am learning basic commands, but I do need to work on my leash skills. I get really excited when it is time to go somewhere! I have not had any accidents in the house and will let you know when I need to go outside. I am a dream riding in the car, and let me tell you that I love to go for adventures in the car.
I love cuddles from everyone, including my 9 year old human foster sister. I really like my lab foster sister too. My foster mom also praises my kind and patient heart when it comes to my kitten foster brother. He hangs on my tail (which is always wagging) and jumps on my head when I am sleeping....but, I don't care. I am also respectful of the other cat here at my foster house who just prefers to be left alone.
From my foster family: While Cristina does need some work on her manners, she is so sweet and loving. She is happy all the time, and we have not found anything that bothers her like storms, etc. She is going to be a loyal and loving family member to the lucky people that adopt her. Her favorite place to be is by your side with her head in your lap. She would prefer to be completely in your lap, but we have told her she is too big for that.
Maghe - 11.5 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female - 41 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available mid-November
Hi! My name is Maghe (pronounced “Maggie”), and I am an affectionate, playful pup. When I was only about two months old, a family found me in a ditch. I lived with them after that, but through no fault of my own or theirs, they couldn’t keep me anymore. The family I lived with had children, and I loved the kids a lot.
I am shy at first, but I warm up quickly to nice people. I really like to play with other dogs. My foster family has a large lab, also from DFW Lab Rescue, and we have so much fun together playing all day long! I like to play a lot (I’m still a puppy!), and then I might take a long nap with my head in your lap. Since I’ve been with my foster family, I haven’t been around cats--just wanted to let you know.
I am housebroken, and I love my crate, which is a safe space for me to rest and to have meals. I love going for walks, and I am getting really good at walking on a leash. When I feel really energetic and I’m in the backyard, I get puppy zoomies, which I am told, are very cute!
There’s a serious subject that I need to mention. I have some skin problems which led to dermatitis and alopecia in spots. I’m still on medication, but am getting better, and my pretty chocolate fur is growing back again. I hope that whoever adopts me will notice if my skin condition gets worse and get me to the vet for medical treatment.
My foster parents are always saying that I brighten up their home with my affectionate, playful personality. Do you think I might be a furever dog for you? Perhaps I could bring all my love and energy to your home and brighten up your holidays this year!
Caedee - 6.9 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 56 lbs – Heartworm Negative-
Caedee is a happy, sweet, athletic girl who loves to cuddle, fetch tennis balls and go for walks (and car rides). A little skinny (around 60 pounds), she is gaining weight and recently learned how to swim. She is my constant companion and loves to hang out with me at my new home office all day (just in case you have a treat, or willing to give her a pet). She is housetrained, listens (most of the time) and has learned basic commands (sit, off) and walks well on a leash.
I expect that she spent most of her prior life outside as some strange house noises (coffee grinders, vacuum cleaners) get her agitated and she likes barking at squirrels in the backyard. She is very good in her crate (calm and quiet) and with each day in my foster home she is getting used to normal family life. Did I mention she really likes getting belly rubs…
Her perfect family would be able to spend time exercising, training and playing fetch. She enjoys going to dog parks; however, has snapped at small dogs who barked at her. She is good at meeting new people and believe she will be a great family pet with some love and training.
Gynger - 1.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 54 lbs – Heartworm Negative - Est Available Mid Nov
Gynger is an absolute sweetheart. Friendly, warm, affectionate but not needy. So easy to walk, well house trained just a pleasure to be around. She hasn’t chewed on anything, is always calm, doesn’t bark, and is just a very, very sweet, calm Lab. Gynger doesn't understand playing with or retrieving a tennis ball yet, but she does play a little with her various chew toy to keep herself occupied when I’m working. She will be a perfect pet if you’ll just love her and attend to her needs.
Gynger still has some typical house things to learn to embrace. For example, I do have to ‘trick’ her into putting on her collar to go for walks but she tolerates it fine once it’s on. She does NOT like getting into the car (I have to lift her in), but is very well behaved once there.
Ellia - 9.6 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 36 lbs – Heartworm Negative - not available for adoption
Ellia's foster family has qualified to adopt her and has been approved. She will move directly to Adoption Pending and not made available .
Hi I'm Ellia!
I'm a very petite, friendly little gal. I'm pretty chill and just love meeting new people and getting loved on. I really like hugs and giving lots and lots of kisses. My hobbies include lounging, walks and playing with my favorite squeaky piggie.
I'm still getting the hang of potty training, but my foster mommy thinks I'm doing pretty good. But I'm still struggling with piddling sometimes when I get so excited that I can't contain myself. I'm a work in progress!
Zekie - 1.5 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male 53 lbs - Heartworm negative -
Hello my name is Zekie. I am a handsome, young guy. Yes, I need to put on a few pounds. My foster mom is feeding me well and I like to eat everything. My owner moved and could not keep me. I am house broken but not crate trained. I do well when left on my own, I may bark some, but I eventually settle down.
I convinced my fosters that, by sleeping in a small ball, I was good to sleep with them!! I love to go on walks and ride good in the car. I am good with other labs and little dogs. I do tend to want to interact maybe too much with my fur friends and they get enough of me pretty quick. I am very possessive of my chew bone so I'm only allowed to have it when the other dogs are not around. As long as I am telling the truth, I have to say I am a mama’s boy. I cling to her side like Velcro and I am very protective. Foster dad, well, he is OK as long as he does not get between us. I will let him take me for walks and I will go outside with him, but that’s about all he is good for.
Now grandkids, bring them on. I love kids. They can play with me all they want! OK, to be totally honest, I am just a puppy, and I still need someone to work with me on the basics. I'm eager to learn; feed me treats and I will do anything. I just need a family that has the time to work with me and I promise to be the best dog ever.