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 $275. The adoption fee for puppies (6 months and under) is $350.
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.
Sunshine - 10.3 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Astro - 6.9 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Jefferson - 2.2 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Samm - 1.8 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Lucky - 6.7 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
The Duke Of Earl - 6.5 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Madge - 4.5 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Woody - 10.4 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Sage - 1.3 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Magnolia Pearl - 3.2 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Izabella - 3 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Bette - 1.7 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Brie - 3.1 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Hattie - 5.1 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Minnie - 1.1 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Sofie - 1.6 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Coogan - 6.4 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Hawkeye - 1.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Tyrone - 2.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Alyssa - 2.2 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Rainey - 1.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Sunshine - 10.3 Year Old Female
Hi everyone! I’m Sunshine, but my foster mom calls me baby girl because I’m so adorable. They tell me I’m 10 years old, but I don’t know what they are talking about, I think I’m 5. My favorite thing in the whole wide world is playing ball. I make it really easy on you, you can just bounce it off the wall and I will catch it and bring it back to you! It’s so fun!
I love to be inside and just be with you whenever I can. I love my foster mom, but I love my dad even more, he stays home with me a lot and we get to hang out. I have proven to be great in the house and have never touched anything that wasn’t mine. I will sleep in your bed if you let me, but my foster parents don't so they taught me to sleep in my own bed.
I need an extra special family, who will love me a lot. I have allergies, so I need special care, and I may be allergic to cats, so no cats. I'm looking for someone who will give me exercise and play ball with me. I’m really a good dog, just need lots of love.
From the foster parents: Sunshine is well behaved with good structure and boundaries. She knows sit, stay, down, drop it, “NO”, and takes food from your hand gently. (She does not always take the ball so gently though, she gets really excited). She would do best in a home without small children.
Here is a video of Sunshine! https://youtu.be/8-2wsEslJyY
Astro - 6.9 Year Old Male
Fostering Astro is like winning the lottery. At seven-years-old, he is at the perfect age where he’s out grown that typical puppy energy, but young enough to have a lot of spring left in his step and still loves to play and go on walks. He is 100% pure love and the perfect snuggle bug. He is crate trained, knows all his commands and has been trained to stay out of the kitchen so he can’t get in your way while you are cooking.
Even though he is crate trained, Astro is 100% percent trustworthy to roam the house while his humans are at work and even knows how to use the dog door. He is great with kids and other dogs, but he doesn’t like cats. He’s also getting a little stiff in the hips, so a one story home would be a better fit for him. If you want a cuddle buddy who sticks by your side, then Astro is your boy.
Jefferson - 2.2 Year Old Male
Jefferson is getting settled in his foster home. Check back for updates!
Samm - 1.8 Year Old Male
Hi, this is Samm here!
Listen, if you want a dog that’s going to be part of the family, good with older kids, gets along with other dogs, friendly to guests, house-broken, rides well in a car, and ready to play whenever you are, then I am it!
Well, to be totally honest, it will be me when I find that perfect forever family that is willing to continue my training. I'm a little energetic, but hey, I’m still in puppy period, I just want to play, explore new stuff, and figure things out. A little bit of guidance here and there, and time to mature, I will become your perfect companion before you know it.
This new foster family gets me. I’ve been here for two months. They wanted me to be the best Lab I can be. Foster dad walks me around the neighborhood/nearby parks every day. He also takes me to outdoor shopping malls for what they call socialization on a regular basis. I no longer try to greet everyone I see on walks and I am getting better at walking politely on a leash as well.
They taught me how to play tug and fetch so I have ways to get my puppy energy out. And on those cold rainy days, they taught me a game of finding specific scents to tire me out mentally. They call it nosework. They say I am a natural at it, and I can compete at a UKC trial one day if I continue with it.
Interested yet? If so, here is a video of me:
Lucky - 6.7 Year Old Male
Lucky is a happy-go-lucky type of guy! He used to be a little rough around the edges, but now he is a big lovin’ goofball.
Lucky has received training while in the organization. He listens well and is a VERY smart dog. He is a people pleaser. He will aim to be a good boy for you! He has mastered the basic commands (i.e. sit/down/stay). He is great on a leash. Lucky you, Lucky’s trainer plans to meet his forever family to continue his training.
Lucky loves people; especially ones that give him belly rubs. He is also great with kids. However, he is selective about his dog friends. He is 100% trustworthy in the house while away. While with his foster mom, he has never chewed anything or had an accident in the house. He loves snuggling and walks/runs. He is always at your side. He is the picture perfect “Man’s Best Friend”. If you adopt this wonderful dog, consider yourself the LUCKY one.
The Duke Of Earl - 6.5 Year Old Male
Hello! I’d like you to meet The Duke of Earl (that’s ME)! I am hanging out with a wonderful DFW Lab Rescue foster, in search of my new “Kingdom”, or maybe “Dukedom”!
Let me tell you about myself… and then if you like what you hear, I’d love to meet YOU!
I am a big, strong boy. Hey, no one cared to work with me before, so I didn’t know much about this leash thing. My foster mom has been working with me on a leash, and I’ve made great improvements! If you would take me to further training, I would love this and I’d work very hard for you because I love to make you happy. (In return, I’ll teach YOU how to chase squirrels… fair trade, right?)
I love to play with a tennis ball. I am a good “crusher”, haha! I am a generally mellow fellow, and have been called a couch potato (hey, is that FOOD?)
I come in very handy if you want to scare away door to door salesmen… I will protect you and tell them to go away! No one will break in to your home while I’m on duty! Who needs a “No Solicitors” sign? I don’t like crates, but I have been very good in my foster home. I know where to do my business and will not bother your stuff. I wouldn’t mind some toys of my own, though!
I have learned to sit and take my food like a gentleman. I love humans, even kids who will give me scratches and belly rubs. I might accidently knock over little ones, though… I do not beg from your table at dinner time, but I may sneak a peek on the counter if you leave something up there that looks interesting to me (I may or may not have obtained bread in this manner…).
I wouldn’t necessarily mind another dog around. I would prefer a passive, submissive friend as there are some things I prefer not to share (rawhides, toys, food, water while I'm drinking). I have played with a puppy at my foster home but when I’m done I just go hang out and rest! I just need a slow introduction to another dog and to know that it will not hurt me, then I will be fine. (My foster mom can tell you about that in more detail… she’s GOOD)!
I love to chase squirrels… hey, what self-respecting Lab doesn’t? I LOVE peanut butter, too.
I am looking forward to finding that special family to love; you won’t find a more loyal friend than me. You just gotta appreciate the big guys! We’re just softies…
Love, Duke (THE Duke of Earl)
Madge - 4.5 Year Old Female
I am Madge, but in a former life I was Maggie and I respond to that. I am a calm girl except when I am uncertain where I am or you are and then I have a puppy bark to let you know I need you to tell me where you are so I can get my bearings. I like toys to chew but don’t chew anything I am not supposed to. I like to play fetch but I need things that make noise as I have progressive retinal atrophy and am almost blind. I can still see the sunlight reflecting on the pool in the afternoon from my foster mom’s bedroom which is important as I am an expert swimmer.
I love people, kids of all ages and other dogs. I'm not sure about cats as my foster mom does not have a cat for me to try out and see how I feel.
I was found straying and taken to the shelter and not claimed back; I have very good manners and am house trained.
I am very keen on my food but am a trim 57lbs as I work off the calories in the pool - did I say how expert a swimmer I was?
So more on my eyes – I have a genetic condition that causes blindness between the ages of around 6 and 8 years old and there is no treatment for it other than some eye drops to prevent my eyes getting sore. Otherwise I am fit and well. I actually manage very well if I am in a familiar place and mapped my foster moms house and yard in about 48 hours. I only get confused if she moves stuff around too much. When I am in a new place I bump into everything for the first time but at home you would never know I could not see. I mapped the pool really really quickly – did I mention how much I like to swim?
Madge (Maggie) is an energetic, petite lady who loves to swim above all else. She has done great left at home with other dogs for company but would likely get a little stressed at long separation on her own. She is house trained and vocal when she needs to go out. She gets nervous when there are strange noises in the house like contractors or the handyman and can be a bit vocal when stressed. She is slightly thunder phobic but it is mainly about the loud and unexpected noise when it starts. She rides great in a car and we are working on leash walking leash outside of familiar territory can be a bit all over the place. Madge adores swimming above all.
Woody - 10.4 Year Old Male
Woody is a people dog! He has high energy yet loves to give you kisses. He is ready to be the only dog in a family but he doesn’t mind sharing it with kiddos. In fact, if that child can throw a ball, they will be his favorite person. Woody is happy to sit beside you and get pets, too. If he wants to go outside, he will sit at the door to let you know…of course, it might just mean he wants a biscuit when he comes back in but hey, it works ;)
Going bye bye is this little man’s middle name, he loves to go with YOU anywhere! You being the keyword here! This is one sweet, loyal dog who is playful. He will dismantle soft squishy toys but he is worth retiring a few here and there. He is great at catching or chasing a ball and will bring it right back to you, drop it at your feet and sit there until you throw it again. If he gets more toys than he can handle, he stores them in his kennel for safekeeping ;) That is great because he is picking up after himself. You would never know he is 10 yrs old to meet him!
See Woody's video here! https://youtu.be/ETCf3B8F6kI
Sage - 1.3 Year Old Female
Hello, my name is Sage and I am here with an update. I had my eye surgery for “cherry eye” and I am getting better every day. I have one more check-up but I can swim and run and play and do all of those fun lab things again!
Now for the some more info about me. I am a one year old female black lab. I have two foster lab brothers (Kona has a big crush on me) and a foster cat. He is ok but he is kind of boring. I sleep on a pillow in my foster Mom & Dad’s bedroom at night but I crate when they leave the house. I learned how to swim before my surgery and I LOVE it. My favorite time of the day is snuggle time and any time I get FOOD!
I am still a puppy so I will play but I know when it is quiet time and I just curl up on a pillow, the sofa or by my foster parents. My foster mom says I am just the sweetest girl ever and my foster dad calls me “baby cakes.” I love it here but very soon I will be looking to find my forever home. If you are interested, make sure you let the adoptions team know. I hope to meet you soon!
Another little video of Sage: https://youtu.be/_lZATDNKgzc
Update: Sage is a swimmer! Click below to see a video of Sage right after she figured out she could swim.
Magnolia Pearl - 3.2 Year Old Female
Thanks for stopping by my profile – Magnolia here. I know I have a long name – but I know when I am getting into things I should not because my Foster Mom uses the whole name – yikes! You can also call me MP for short.
I was found in a shelter after running loose for a while – I don’t know why but I was not feeling well and was very skinny. I am slowly gaining weight and feeling so much better since I came to DFW Lab Rescue and my first 2 foster moms’ houses. I have a warm (and cool) place to hang out and get to know my people. I was with my first foster mom for 5 or 6 days and have been with my second foster mom since the end of September.
I love to hang out with my foster Mom all the time – and I mean all the time. She uses the term Velcro Dog – I am not sure what that means, but we like to be the same room all the time. I don’t always cuddle up with her – I just like to know where she is and that she is ok. I like to cuddle on my terms – but the more I get to know her, the more I like to do the cuddling thing – it just has taken some time. I have my own toys that I love! I take care of my toys, especially my candy corn pumpkin and my pink elephant. I move them to whatever room we are hanging out in so I can have them close.
I am a quiet girl – I only bark at cats and strange noises (but only the really strange noises). I do have a big bark! I don’t like cats and I am not sure about other dogs. I was in the shelter for a while so they kind of make me nervous because we have not been properly introduced. I love to ride in the car and I do it well!! Lots of good smells out there – the only thing better is going on a walk!! I walk really well too.
I know how to sit, go down and stay – especially if there is a treat involved. I do stay and come pretty well too – it depends on the treat! Once or twice I tried to find other treats on the counters – but foster mom keeps saying “no” and “down” when I do that so I don’t try that too often.
I eat on a regular basis now and I love it! I came to DFW Lab Rescue a bit underweight and foster mom is working on that with some peanut butter (only natural stuff!!) and some really yummy food. Lots of really yummy food. I like to watch my foster Mom eat too – just in case she drops anything. But I don’t bark or whine – I just watch . . .and maybe drool a bit.
I have to eat some special food and a take some medicine every morning, but foster mom uses peanut butter for the pills, so yummy!
My wish for my forever home is that it has lots of yummy food, windows for me to look out of (best doggie TV!) and lots of patience and love. I am still learning …
Foster Mom here: Magnolia has been a wonderful foster dog! She does cuddle on her own terms. Her personality is coming out more and more every day! She needs to feel safe and right now that means knowing where I am almost all the time when I am home. She is wandering away from me a little bit more lately – yeah! I trust her enough to not have to crate her when I do leave. She has never chewed on anything she should not have chewed even when I have been gone 4 plus hours. Well, recently she chewed on some empty treat baggies – but I left the Food Network on TV when I left, so I think she was inspired by the TV shows. I have enjoyed having her and would welcome her back anytime.
Izabella - 3 Year Old Female
Izabella is a special girl who loves to play. She does well with kids, other dogs, and cats. She is well mannered and knows many commands. She walks well on the leash and loves her crate. In addition she also has allergies that are easily managed with daily medication, bi monthly allergy shots and consistent diet. She will make the perfect addition to most any home.
Bette - 1.7 Year Old Female
Dear DFW Lab Rescue supporters,
Thank you for taking me and my friends in.
That big storm was very scary. There was water everywhere and it took a long time for it to go away. In all the chaos, I somehow managed to get separated from my family. I was on my own for a bit and I got pretty skinny. I sure hope they are ok. The volunteers that took us to the shelter and everyone along the way has been super nice. They kept us safe. My family never came for me though so here I am in Fort Worth and a fortunate girl in DFW Lab Rescue.
My foster mom said other than my Heartworms my people must have loved me because she said I am a great dog. I am quiet and peaceful natured. I am well socialized with other dogs and can eat my meals with everyone around me no problems. At first I was a pretty fussy eater but I did not feel good from my Heartworm medicines. Now that I am done with them I eat like a horse. I look pretty good now even if I say so myself.
This foster home has been great. I love to run around the yard. We have a pool and I will get in it to cool off after my sprints across the yard. I’ve learned how to play with all these toys we have and my favorite is tug. I love to shake these rope toys too. We have cats here and I’m pretty curious about them. Now and again I see them in the driveway and will chase them into that little door into the garage. I love to sit under the tree and watch those silly squirrels too though they are always scolding me😡. I'm available for adoption now and meeting families.
Brie - 3.1 Year Old Female
Brie is a sweet, sweet girl. She is 3 years old, and has the most beautiful dark black coat that is getting better every day. Brie gets along wonderfully with her foster siblings and loves to explore the backyard and look for squirrels to chase. She will do better in a home without cats. She enjoys being next to her human and will kiss and hug to show how lovely she is. Brie can use the crate, but you can trust her in the house because she behaves really well. She also knows a few commands – sit, shake, off. Since she has to gain weight, we try to pay attention when she eats to make sure she finishes everything in her bowl. She surely loves to go for a walk but not too long for now because of the recent HW treatment. Brie is a wonderful dog and will make a great addition for some lucky family.
Hattie - 5.1 Year Old Female
Hi I’m Hattie and you really should meet me! I’m super sweet and love to play with my toys, give kisses and snuggle. I’m a wee little girl of 55 pounds. I made my way to DFW Lab Rescue all the way from McAllen after that nasty hurricane. I had puppies in the shelter, was treated for heartworms and got sick from some icky ticks but I’m all better now and ready to find my forever family.
The Doctors said I’m 5 but I sure don’t feel like it, I still play like a young pup. I can entertain myself but I’m always up for some tug or fetch. Because I have some life experience I already know a lot about how to be a good girl. I know which toys are mine to play with and how to be calm. I’m not the rowdy type. I know to potty outside and go in my crate although I don’t need it, momma trusts me in the house.
I live with 3 other labs and I play nicely with them, but I do not like cats, they just look like tasty snacks to me. Sometimes I get possessive with my toys or food but I’m learning to share. I’m also learning to walk on a leash, apparently that thing isn’t just something to play with. I have excellent house manners and I’m being schooled on how to sit, lay down and other basics.
If you’re looking for a sweet, playful, affectionate and calm companion, I am ready to move into your home and heart. Let’s get our love affair started!
Minnie - 1.1 Year Old Female
Minnie is a dear little shiny-black female Labrador Retriever who we believe is just under a year old. She is friendly, affectionate and eager to please, but clearly had no prior training. She has learned to sit, come and use the pet door at her foster home, and is coming along with her house training (but will need patient and kind attention to that and other training.) She sleeps well in her kennel, but does not enter willingly. She plays well with other dogs, and is friendly enough with the cat. She seems to love children, and appreciates constant attention or playtime with her foster family’s other dog. She enjoys chewing and playtime, but has yet to learn fetch or other “Lab Games.” She’s a delicate little lady, and is extremely polite (or shy?) for a lab puppy! Her foster mom calls her “Minnie Mouse,” because of her big black ears and her girly demeanor.
She was owner surrendered in late October to a local animal shelter, then was retrieved by her foster parents on November 11 from a DFWLR partner animal hospital, where she was cared for and spayed. She returned there for follow-up vaccines, and is in good overall health, except for a minor cold and some digestive issues. Minnie was quite under-weight, and remains a petite girl, but has put on a few pounds and is coming in just over 40 pounds now. Her foster family believes she will continue to grow and fill out a bit with good and well-deserved care.
Minnie’s current routine includes a good morning walk, playtime and breakfast in the morning, followed by a romp in the water bowls, and a refresh with the garden hose. She relaxes while mom gets ready for work, and takes another turn around the yard. Then she spends time in the kennel while her parents are at the office -- so far, no more than 3-6 hours at a time. At the end of the work day, she gets to romp with the other family dog, take a walk or run, play and enjoy a good supper. There’s always some chew time with a healthy rawhide or antler bone, and more training … Then there are a few more walks about the yard to make sure the house training is kicking in. She has learned to enjoy cuddle time with the parents on the sofa and in the house, which seemed all new to her at first.
Minnie will need love, attention and company, including other pets and/or an active family that tends to her multiple times a day and gives her all the love and attention she deserves. She had a rough start in life, but is the kind of dog who will win hearts and a good life going forward.
Sofie - 1.6 Year Old Female
Sofie is this sweet girl’s name! She came from a difficult situation, and you would never know it. She is very friendly and LOVES to be touched and spoken to. She literally melts in your hands when you rub her behind the ears and will roll over for belly rubs. Sofie does seem to want a bit of company and will probably do best in a home where she is not left alone for long periods of time and where she has a fur sister or brother to play with. She will go in her crate when her foster mom is home and in sight, but does not like when she is left alone. Sofie is doing well at house training. She goes potty outside every time she is let out, and she is learning how to let you know when she wants to be let out. If you want a dog that’s going to be part of the family, good with older kids and gets along very well with other dogs, then Sofie is your girl!
Coogan - 6.4 Year Old Male
We all know that there are no perfect dogs. Well, Coogan may be the closest dog to perfection! He is sweet, obedient and loves to play with his foster brothers and cuddle up to his foster mom/dad at the end of day. He walks well on a leash, is house trained, and does not chew on furniture, clothes or any other human belonging. He loves to chew on bones, and his foster brothers have had something to say about that! He knows how to sit, high-five, turn around and stay. He just wants your love and attention. We understand that he does well with children, but he has not experienced kids since he has been at his foster home.
Back to the perfection part, Coogan's weakness is counter surfing. Be careful of any leftovers left on the counter, because Coogan will find them as soon as your back is turned! He is just a joy to be around, and is just waiting for Christmas to spend with his furever family.
Hawkeye - 1.2 Year Old Male
Hawkeye is a handsome boy who wants to obey and do what you ask of him. He likes playing with other dogs and is great with kids. We’re unsure about cats because he hasn’t been around one. Hawkeye knows how to sit, waits patiently for treats and is very gentle when taking them. He also sleeps very well, right next to you in his doggy bed. His car riding skills are great. He is a puppy so he needs someone to be patient and help him learn some things. Once Hawkeye finds his furever home he will settle right in!
Tyrone - 2.2 Year Old Male
Hey there! Tyrone, Ty for short, reporting for duty! I’m 2 yrs old, about 70 pounds and a pretty laid back fella. My fosters have had me for a few weeks now and tell me I’ve been a very good boy. Initially I wasn’t housebroken but my fosters taught me pretty quick and once I learned the doggie door there have been zero mistakes. They now trust me to stay out at night and even when they leave the house for extended periods of time! I walk on a leash very well and know how to sit, but that’s about the only command I’m good at right now. I’m not a very vocal guy, but when I bark it’s deep and manly sounding! I’ve been good at chewing the toys and balls around the house, but admit to getting ahold of a towel in my kennel and tennis ball thrower, neither faired too well! Speaking of kennel, I am pretty quiet in there but thankfully don’t go in there anymore! I like to rough house with my foster siblings. I know to be gentle with my older brother but also know I can get rowdy with my younger sister! I can be a bit skittish when my hoomans are holding something in their hands or hold their arms up so I was maybe hit some in my past, but, I LOVE to get love and will come over and lean pretty hard into my foster parents for a good rub down! I have had no issues with aggression with my foster parents and other than some typical ‘new dog squabbles’ while I was learning my role in the pack I’ve had no issue with my 4 foster siblings. I haven’t shown any food aggression but I am always fed separately like all the dogs in our house, my hoomans find it easier to juggle 5 dogs by feeding us in separate areas! I got caught once counter surfing but haven’t done it since….probably should keep an eye on me though J Can’t wait to meet you!!! Ty
Alyssa - 2.2 Year Old Female
I am sweet Alyssa. I am pretty calm - well, I am two - and have good house manners. I will go in the crate nicely, and don't even put up a fuss when you leave. I walk nicely on the leash, though the squirrels will get me a little excited. I want to play with my foster brother, but he's a little older and isn't very interested in that. But, we still get along, I don't think it would be a good idea if you have cats. I would probably want to chase them. I jump up when you first come home, but that is only because I'm so happy to see you and I am learning not to do that. I don't want to brag too much, but I'm an all around good dog. I hope I can be your couch buddy as that it one of my favorite things to do. I'll even let you pick the TV shows.
Rainey - 1.1 Year Old Female
Rainey's foster has applied to adopt her and has been approved. She will move directly to Adoption Pending.