MONTEREY BAY

LABRADOR RETRIEVER RESCUE

Available Labs

Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue welcomes you to view our LABS AVAILABLE for adoption. We take in labs ranging in age from puppies to seniors (though most of our dogs are in the 1-5 age range) and try to provide you with as much information as we can about each dog. Each has been carefully evaluated and most all have spent time in loving foster homes before being offered for adoption. We typically bring in new dogs every week, so it’s important to check the website frequently if you’re looking to adopt. An explanation of our adoption procedure is located on the How To Adopt section. And we invite you to check out our Success Stories for wonderful notes and photos from our happy adopters.  

Peyton

8 year old neutered chocolate male, 84 lbs

Peyton is a super sweet, calm boy with a heart of gold.  His owner suffered a series of strokes over the past year and now must move into assisted living so Peyton came to MBLRR.  He’s a darling boy but has had a tough time of it over the last year, spending lots of time alone and outside.  He’s so happy to be back in a home again and loves his fosters.  Peyton’s coat is a bit bleached by the sun and will look much better in a couple of months with good food and care.  He has some calluses from lying on concrete and a spot on his tail with a little hair missing, that we think will grow back, but he is pretty darned cute, we think.  His huge brown eyes just beg you for love and attention and he’s so easy to love.  He is housebroken and has excellent house manners, tho you need to keep food off the counters because he has been known to counter surf, even tho he clearly knows it’s not allowed.  He’s calm and gentle and fine on a leash, but he likes nice slow walks.  He is considerably overweight and needs to lose 10 lbs, so daily walks are a must, even if they aren’t at a rapid pace.  He really likes his walks tho and we think he will be able to do more once he’s back in shape.  Peyton follows his fosters everywhere and especially loves his foster dad….but is happy to spend time with his foster mom too. He likes them both to be in the same room and if they’re not, he walks back and forth from one to the other just to make sure they’re both there. He’s shy meeting new people but warms up quickly.  He loves kids and has been with many grandkids from age 1 and up, but because he’s shy right now, we think toddlers might be too much for him. He slept on a chair in the foster’s bedroom at night and would really have liked to have gotten on their bed, so we suspect he slept with his previous owner. Peyton knows sit, down, stay and will come when called.  He also knows a trick of balancing a treat on his nose and then throwing it up in the air and catching it.  He loves to play fetch and will bring the ball back.  He’s good with other dogs and is unknown with cats.  Peyton travels beautifully in the car and loves car rides.  He’s never been to the water, but we suspect he’d like it.  He doesn’t chew, jump up or dig and he is not a barker, tho he will alarm bark to let you know someone is coming.  He’s super lovable and just looking at that face makes you want to hug him.  We definitely want him to go to a home where someone is home most of the day.  Peyton so wants a new family of his own. He’s such a total sweetheart!

For more information on Peyton, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409.  Peyton is located in Monterey.

Dutch

18 mo old neutered yellow lab mix, 93 lbs

Dutch is an energetic, sweet, lovable boy whose owners work full time. They don’t feel they are able to give Dutch the time and exercise that he needs and asked MBLRR for help placing him in a new home.  Recently, he’s been outside, as one of the kids in the family has developed an allergy to him, and Dutch really misses being part of the family.  Dutch is a lab/shepherd mix and is a big boy.  He’s very fit and athletic and has a lovely coat and extremely expressive eyes.  Dutch is great with other dogs (friendly and curious), but gets really excited and wants to play.  Some dogs find his enthusiasm off-putting but his intentions are all good.  He does fine at dog parks.  He pulls on a leash but walks quite well with a Halti head collar.  He knows sit, stay, down and is working on fetch.  He is unknown with cats.  Dutch loves to ride in the car and loves to swim.  He adores going to the beach.  Dutch is great with kids and really loves them, but he’s a big dog, so kids should be age 5 or older.  He has always lived with children and is really sweet with them.  When you’re at the beach, he tries to rescue the kids from going out too far into the water.   He’s been taught not to jump up on people and is mostly past his puppy chewing stage.  He is not a barker, tho will appropriately alarm bark to tell you someone is coming on to your property.  Dutch is housebroken and has pretty good house manners, tho you need to be careful not to leave food out on the counters.  He is crate trained and used to sleeping in a crate at night, tho we’re pretty sure he’d be happy to graduate to a dog bed at some point..He’s very affectionate and loves all the attention you can give him.  Even tho he loves being in the water, he’s not fond of baths and brushing, but he tolerates both.  He is very frightened of thunder and lightning (pretty common for dogs).  Dutch really wants someone to be home with him most of the time, or someone who can take him to work.  He doesn’t want to be left alone for hours at a time any more.  We think that’s only fair.  He’s a really good boy!

For more information on Dutch, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409.  Dutch is located in Carmel.

John

8 week old yellow male lab mix puppy, 7 lbs

John is one of four puppies that were surrendered to MBLRR after we contacted them on their Craigslist post.  The people had both the mom and dad and both were house dogs.  The mom was a small (50 lb) black lab/border collie mix, but mostly lab.  The dad is yellow and appears to be a Corgi/wire haired terrier mix (about 45 lbs).  All of the puppies are completely adorable and have super sweet but extremely confident temperaments.  John is the runt, but he has a very “big dog” personality.  He is such a cutie with his big blue eyes, soft coat and short legs (like George). He sometimes is overwhelmed with the bigger puppies are roughhousing and smartly stays off to the side.  When they nap, he is very active.  So he’s figured out how to make it work.  His foster mom says he’s “the tough guy,” with lots of cute puppy attitude.  All of the puppies are active and playful and in excellent health.  They are doing extremely well on housebreaking and currently use piddle pads when they’re in the house.  They are currently sleeping in a pen together at night, but when they go to their new home, they should be in a crate right next to the bed, so they can let you know when they have to go.  Be prepared to get up once during the night to let them go out to pee.  They love going outside and exploring, and then crash to take their naps at your feet.  The puppies follow their foster mom everywhere and make great eye contact.  They are really smart little guys.  They are great with the foster’s lab and her cat.  They like to play with toys and chew on marrow bones.  They are all alarm barkers, and will bark if someone comes into your house or into the yard, but will stop if you say “no.”  They really are smart puppies!  We would love them to go to a home with another dog, but that isn’t a requirement.  And they will all be great with kids, but any kids should be age 6 or older.  Remember that puppies have VERY sharp teeth and toenails and will sink them into anyone and everyone.  Small children don’t understand why “the puppy is hurting them,” so we insist that any children be old enough to understand that this is what puppies do.  The puppies have had their first shot, been microchipped, have had flea treatment and have been dewormed.  We are, as always, looking for families who are around most of the day.

John’s new family is coming for him soon so I won’t be taking any more calls on him.  Wish him well!

 

George

8 week old yellow lab mix puppy, 12 lbs

George is one of four puppies that were surrendered to MBLRR after we contacted them on their Craigslist post.  The people had both the mom and dad and both were house dogs.  The mom was a small (50 lb) black lab/border collie mix, but mostly lab.  The dad is yellow and appears to be a Corgi/wire haired terrier mix (about 45 lbs).  All of the puppies are completely adorable and have super sweet but extremely confident temperaments.  George is the biggest of the puppies and has a soft coat and cute white markings.  George is a love bug and loves to be held.  He’s very confident and secure.  He has shorter legs, like his dad, but otherwise looks very much like a lab.  All of the puppies are active and playful and in excellent health.  They are doing extremely well on housebreaking and currently use piddle pads when they’re in the house.  They are currently sleeping in a pen together at night, but when they go to their new home, they should be in a crate right next to the bed, so they can let you know when they have to go.  Be prepared to get up once during the night to let them go out to pee.  They love going outside and exploring, and then crash to take their naps at your feet.  The puppies follow their foster mom everywhere and make great eye contact.  They are really smart little guys.  They are great with the foster’s lab and her cat.  They like to play with toys and chew on marrow bones.  They are all alarm barkers, and will bark if someone comes into your house or into the yard, but will stop if you say “no.”  They really are smart puppies!  We would love them to go to a home with another dog, but that isn’t a requirement.  And they will all be great with kids, but any kids should be age 6 or older.  Remember that puppies have VERY sharp teeth and toenails and will sink them into anyone and everyone.  Small children don’t understand why “the puppy is hurting them,” so we insist that any children be old enough to understand that this is what puppies do.  The puppies have had their first shot, been microchipped, have had flea treatment and have been dewormed.  We are, as always, looking for families who are around most of the day.

If you’re interested in George, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409.  George is located in Carmel Valley.

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Rosie

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Piper

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Skippy

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Myles

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Pepper

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Max

All ready to head home to San Rafael!

Bear

Off to his new life in Sutter Creek!

Jasper

Can't wait for his new life in Hollister!

Libby

Big grin as she heads home to Livermore!

Tug

Smiling broadly in his new home in Olema!

Milly

All smiles as she heads home to Aptos!

Luna

So happy to head home to Santa Barbara!

Ozzie and Mika

Headed home together to San Jose!

Thor

Staying close by in Pacific Grove!

Zane

Thrilled to be heading home to Garden Valley!

Shyla

Excited to head home to Santa Cruz!

Rio

In training to be a drug sniffing dog!

Lucy

Off to her new life in San Jose!

Dallas

Home in Rocklin for the New Year!

Jake

With his new family for Christmas!

Molly

Off to her new home in Cupertino!

Samantha

Home for Christmas in Pleasant Hill!

Kobe

Really excited to start his new life in Santa Rosa!

Merlot

So happy as she heads home to Chico!

Carly

All smiles and headed home to Roseville!

Deejay

Can't wait to get home to San Jose!

Loki

Thrilled to head home to Novato!

Clover

Super happy to head home to Mendocino!

Murphy

Happily at home in Pebble Beach!

Bailey

Heading home to Roseville!

Marley

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Chester

Excited with his new family from San Luis Obispo!

Kate

Happily going home to Dublin!

Scout

So ready to head home to Folsom!

Teddy

So excited to head home to Santa Cruz!

Iris

Really happy to stay close by in Seaside!

Jenny

Looking forward to her new home in San Francisco!

Bear

Excited to stay right nearby in Monterey!

Minnie

So loved by her new family from Lockport!

Harley

Happily adopted by his fosters in Soquel!

Mickey

Off with his new family from San Francisco!

Leo

Beaming with his new dads from San Jose!

Cooper

All excited about his new family from Ben Lomond!

Billy Bob

Super happy with his new family from San Rafael!

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