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.
Sparky - 13.2 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Fatty McGhee - 2.9 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Rizzo - 9.4 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Hooch - 3.2 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Dromen - 2.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Sheeba - 3.1 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Conrad - 2.8 Month Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Maple - 6.3 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Boeing - 1.8 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
- Duck Team 6-- for catching me at my dangerous home at Love Field parking garage.
- DFW Lab Rescue—for accepting me and taking me to the nice Vet who made sure I am healthy.
- My foster parents—for playing with me, teaching me manners, giving me good food, treats, and fun toys.
- My foster big brother, Laker, for teaching me how to use the doggie door, to enjoy my very own den (crate), to stay out of the kitchen or dining room while people are eating—no begging.
- A VERY affectionate companion who will adore you,
- A squeaky toy symphony,
- Company for long walks—runs, car rides, trips to the dog park and
- A Lab that actually retrieves and who behaves very well on his leash.
Taose - 2.6 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Hatch - 2.6 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Georgie - 3.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Razen - 5.2 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Liley - 5.4 Month Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Ikey - 8 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Sparky - 13.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male 62 lbs
Sparky is such a good boy! Sparky hopes that at 13, it’s his lucky year to find his forever family. DFW Lab Rescue has saved Sparky TWICE! First in 2009 when he was a pup his family couldn’t care for him any longer and he was adopted. He’s back with the rescue after traveling out of state and his family couldn’t care for him any longer.
Sparky loves chilling with you inside but he also loves going on long (a mile or so) walks and playing fetch. He gets along with my 3 dogs and we also have 2 cats to whom he pays no attention to. Sparky sleeps by our bed and can be trusted inside your home. Sparky had fleas when he came to us but the right meds and regular baths have fixed that situation and he’s just waiting for his hair to grow back in a few spots. He’s thin so needs groceries! Since he loves to eat, that’s easy.
Sparky will be a great companion for your family.
Fatty McGhee - 2.9 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male 77 lbs -
Rizzo - 9.4 Year Old Female
Initial intake information:Chocolate Feamle 53 lbs -
Introducing Rizzo! A sweet, gentle girl with a curious nature and a companion heart. She has good house manners that make her a joy to be with. She does not need to be crated when I leave and sleeps by my bed at night. She politely takes treats and is not a jumper, although she may dance a little with excitement. It’s quite cute to see her little wiggle dance!
Rizzo had a few hard breaks in life that caused her to lose an eye and several teeth, but that doesn’t stop her. It seems that Rizzo has never met a stranger and immediately calmly greets my guests. She’s active during the day when I’m active, but settles quickly and is a faithful companion while I work from home. She seems to want nothing more than to stick close by, getting love and scritches. Although, exploring her yard and keeping us safe from squirrels are also favored activities. She patiently waits for the end of my workday. Then we’re off doing things before dinner … errands in the car, visiting with friends, or general house and yard work.
Rizzo gets along very well with her other lab rescue buddies and she lights up when around children, immediately adopting them as her best friend. Rizzo is working on learning commands like Sit and Stay and would appreciate a family who will continue her training.
Hooch - 3.2 Year Old Male
Heartworm negative - Est available mid/late Oct
Hi there! My name is Hooch, and yes, I have really big paws! Life has changed a lot for me and it’s great. I’ve adapted very quickly to living in a home and
really enjoy the pool in the backyard. I’m pretty much a daily swimmer this time of year because I really enjoy swimming and there is no better way to cool off. Thus my favorite pic hanging out in the water. I’m a driven retreiver that has no problem diving in the water. Although when I’m fetching sticks at the lake I prefer to stay in the water while waiting for the next throw.
I also showed my fosters I can be a great chill guy and be good around anyone although I get a little anxious around people from time to time. Truth be told I really enjoy attention and will always be right by your side. Matter of fact it bothers me when I’m not by your side, but I believe I’m improving. I’m a smart boy. It’s just no one has worked with me on the basic commands. Sit, now that one is easy. Down, I don’t get the point unless I’m sleeping. But I really like this house thing and have adjusted very well. At the moment when my foster is gone I am in my crate. When it comes to road trips, I’m happiest when I can stick my head out the window. If not, that’s okay too as I’m just glad to come along.
If I sound like your kind of guy, lets meet! You’ll see how much fun I really am.
Dromen - 2.1 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male 44 lbs
Droman is almost 2 years old so he still has a lot of puppy in him. He is house broken and really does not like the crate if you are home. He is very friendly and definitely wants to please everyone he meets. Dromen is definitely good with children (I have a 5 year old and twin 17 month olds) and he knows basic commands like sit, down, and stay. We are still working on heel with this boy. He is very much a smaller lab and shouldn't get too big.
Sheeba - 3.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female 74 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available late september
Sheeba is a great house guest, but she is needing the love, comfort and consistency of her next furever home. Sheeba's owner had some serious health issues that forced her to have to give her up where she was loved and cherished and she is confused about meeting all these new people and places. She was previously in a home with an older dog and cats but has not been around small children. She is well-mannered, very loving (once she knows you), potty-trained, crate-trained, loves to fetch and is overall just a great girl. Sheba would probably love a playmate since she is only 3 and seems to be completely bored with my 14 year old Lab. She could benefit from some leash work which should aid in her losing a few pounds. But she is such a love that if you have a lap that she can rest her head on, Sheeba will be bonded to you for life!
Sheeba has also been diagnosed with some hip dysplasia and arthritis around the hip joints. Good walks, a little weight loss and a good over the counter joint supplement is what the vet has perscribed. She also has mlld allergies that are also being treated with OTC medication.
Conrad - 2.8 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male Puppy -
Conrad is a handsome young guy looking for a family to love on. From the looks of it, Conrad is going to be a big boy! He has the most adorable oversized ears, big paws, and a long tail to grow into. Conrad enjoys rolling around in the grass in the backyard just as much as he enjoys cuddling up to take a nap. He has a playful, yet calm demeanor, and would do well with a furry sibling or as the only dog in the home. Conrad is a sweet boy who will make a great addition to any loving family.
Maple - 6.3 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Chocolate Female 72.8 lbs -
Maple came to DFW Lab rescue from south Texas. She was separated from her family during the flooding and no one came for her when the water receeded. As a result this sweet girl is a little lost and is working on her self confidence. She is a friendly girl that interacts well with all humans. Interested in the cats she will only chase them if they run but not in a mean way at all, mostly curious and playful. She is one of six dogs in the house so was a little timid initially. Maybe a bit overwhelmed.
After just a few days she has started to play appropriatley with the household canine residents. Maple is now rolling over and letting the youngster dogs bite on her and jump all over her. Maple loves the pool and at first would only go in on the steps when it was hot but now will jump in off the sides to challenge her foster brother for a toy. She picked up the dog door very quickly and has had no accidents in the house. So far it does not seem that she knows basic commands like sit, at least not in english. Being food motivated however, she will learn with some patience and love. Maple is very good on a leash, loves being with her people and will be a great companion for a lucky household.
Boeing - 1.8 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male Weight 62 lbs -
Boeing wants to say a few things - pssst - he is a great guy!
On my way to stardom I want to thank:
If you want:
I AM YOUR MAN…..er..DOG!
Taose - 2.6 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male Puppy -
Taose lost his mom when giving birth and was brought to us at 3 days old to be bottle fed. He is a super energetic, sweet, and fun boy! Because he was bottle fed, he is very used to human interaction and loves all the human attention. He is growing fast into a super adorable, sweet boy!
Hatch - 2.6 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male Puppy -
Hatch lost his mom when giving birth and was brought to us at 3 days old to be bottle fed. He is a super energetic, sweet, and fun boy! Because he was bottle fed, he is very used to human interaction and loves all the human attention. He is growing fast into a super adorable, sweet boy! He is the biggest of the litter by far and is predicted to be a big lab!
Georgie - 3.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male 61 lbs
In his foster home, Georgie is very much a "Happy Prince". He was surrendered to DFWLRRC as his owner's new landlord did not take dogs. He is quite compact for a lab, and is a lighter weight than average (although he is eating well and may fill out a little more). There is nothing this charming, sweet guy wants more than to be with his humans; he will follow you everywhere, and his sense of curiosity means everything needs to be checked out. When not napping, having his tummy rubbed or eating, Georgie really enjoys playing with a tennis ball or a tug rope. He likes hide chews and butcher bones too.
He walks pretty well on a leash, and is fairly well-behaved when he sees other dogs, although he wants to play with them. Luckily, he has formed a firm bond with our older pit-bull girl, and they keep each other amused with puppy games and tug o' war when they aren't curled up together on the dog-beds. He also gets on well with our cat, although he can get a little excited when the "funny looking dog" comes up to him. He sits, stays (mostly) and gives his paw. He will lay his head on your lap when he needs attention so you can stroke his head and he can gaze up at you. If nothing is going on, he will find a spot where he can keep on eye on the maximum number of humans, and curl up waiting for the next adventure.
He will occasionally shy unexpectedly - we have had incidents with laundry baskets, wheelbarrows and hats freaking him out slightly, but it is only momentary until he realizes they are not posing a threat. He has also shown some angst about bicycles getting close to him, but otherwise he is a very solid, well-natured dog with good manners who will fit in perfectly with an active family and be a wonderful companion.
Razen - 5.2 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 40 lbs -
Razen is a sweet, petite (just 45 pounds) girl that just wants love and attention. She listens well, she goes into her crate on command, and has a very gentle mouth. She likes all humans and is gentle with kids. She gets along well with her big dog foster sisters, even the one who is a bit grouchy. Razen is not the alpha in this group and is submissive to her grouchy alpha sister. She mostly wants to be wherever the humans are. She is a good TV companion and home office companion. She gets very excited by human attention and jumps and dances all around you at first, but then calms down. She is housetrained, crate trained, doesn't bark, doesn’t chew or counter surf. She LOVES meal time, doesn’t mind her bath, and will sit on command. She would be happy in a situation with no other dogs or with another large dog. She is skittish when there is a loud noise. She would do best in a fairly calm and quiet house or apartment. Cats and small dogs are unknown.
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Liley - 5.4 Month Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female Puppy
Liley is a playful puppy that loves to play with the residence dogs, play with stuffed animals and chew on chew toys. She has been retrieving the ball and learning to “drop”. She knows sit and is doing well on the leash.
We are still working a crate training, jumping up when excited and some play biting when cuddling (which she loves to do). We have not had any accidents in the house, so housetraining is going great.
Liley is all puppy and will need to continue with her training. She will be an amazing dog for any active family.
Ikey - 8 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male 79 lbs -
Do you have a tennis ball? Perhaps even more doggie toys? Hi, I'm Ikey and I love to play! I am a XXL-size puppy! Foster mom says, I still have that wiggly puppy walk and consist mostly of long legs. My furry foster brothers and sisters are teaching me to respect them and give them their own space from time to time and one of my furry siblings shows me how to retrieve and drop the tennis ball, so foster mom can throw it again and again…. I am VERY good at that!
What foster mom has to say about Ikey: Ikey is such a fun and loving “big” puppy. His previous owner barely had time for him and Ikey spent lots of time in the crate. He now is discovering life, the order of a dog pack, fun and boundaries. Focusing on fetching tennis balls is his favorite thing! Ikey is a fast learner and we are working on some basic commands and some other skills like walking on a leash.
This handsome, but strong boy, will benefit from with an active family, with dog experience and a willingness to continue with his obedience training. He so deperately wants to please and will be a great family dog with time, attention and training!
Check Ikey out in action here