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.  

Ozzie

5 year old neutered yellow male, 90 lbs

Ozzie and Mika (also posted) are siblings and we are looking for a home for them together if possible.  Their original owner (in Missouri) passed away 3 years ago, and they were driven across the country to live with the owner’s daughter in California.  She could no longer care for them and turned them into the Santa Cruz shelter.  The shelter called MBLRR and asked us to help, which we were happy to do.  Ozzie is a big boy with a heart of gold.  He’s easy going and sweet.  He has a soft coat and a happy grin.  When Ozzie was 2, he had a botched surgery to remove a cyst in his ear and as a result of complications from that, his ear doesn’t flop down as lab ears normally do.  The ear itself is fine tho.  And Ozzie also has an arthritic rear knee.  Our vet looked over his records and when he was younger, he had a knee cap that moved back and forth (called a luxating patella).  Because his owners didn’t have the money for surgery, it was never repaired.  Now, the knee is fused and surgery is no longer an option.  Ozzie gets around just fine tho…..just has a “hitch in his giddy up.”  We have him on a chewable daily joint support supplement.  As a result, he won’t be running any marathons, but he loves his walks and doesn’t seem at all bothered by his knee.  It’s something he’s lived with most of his life.   He is housebroken and has good house manners.  He loves dog beds and sleeps through the night next to the foster’s bed. He also loves to get up on your bed and snuggle up if invited.   Ozzie knows sit and is learning to use a dog door.  He pulls a bit on a leash but will be great with an Easy Walk or Freedom harness.  His foster is teaching him to stay and wait until his food bowl is put down before he dives in.  Ozzie is wonderful with other dogs and gets along well with the foster’s three other dogs.  He is also fine with their cat, tho very curious.  Ozzie loves to play with his toys but isn’t all that interested in retrieving a ball.  He’s a bit of a character.  He loves to grab a pillow or a pair of your sweatpants and bring them to you…..so proud of himself that he’s done that.  He doesn’t destroy anything, just likes you to recognize him for being cute.  He is excellent in the car and climbs in, ready to go places.  If you have a high car, he needs a little help because of his knee.  But he rides beautifully and quietly and really enjoys car rides.  Ozzie is fabulous with kids of any age.  The fosters had 3 and 5 year old kids around over the weekend and Ozzie let them lie on his bed with him. He is a very laid back boy.  He will alarm bark, however, if he hears someone coming, but will stop when told to do so.  Ozzie is great with both men and women, but prefers women.  Like Mika, he seems afraid of loud male voices, though he doesn’t do anything other than shy away when he gets frightened.  He’s a very sweet, loving boy and loves to be loved. We would very much like for Ozzie and Mika to be adopted together and will hold out for that, at least at first.  The two dogs are bonded, but are not inseparable….they can be in different rooms of the house and seem fine with that, so it’s possible that if there is another dog in the adopting family, he would be OK.  We will hopefully find someone to take them both, tho, as they are really cute together  and are pretty easy dogs.  We, as always, would like someone to be home most of the time.

For more information on Ozzie, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409.

Mika

5 year old spayed chocolate female, 60 lbs

Mika and Ozzie (also posted) are siblings and we are looking for a home for them together if possible.  Their original owner (in Missouri) passed away 3 years ago, and they were driven across the country to live with the owner’s daughter in California.  She can no longer care for them and turned them into the Santa Cruz shelter.  The shelter called MBLRR and asked us to help, which we were happy to do.  Mika is a pretty girl with a soft milk chocolate coat and a sweet nature.  She is active, and the more dominant of the pair (tho neither are dominant dogs at all), but very loving and good natured.  She is housebroken and has good house manners.  She loves dog beds and sleeps through the night next to the foster’s bed.  Mika knows sit and is learning to use a dog door.  She pulls a bit on a leash but will be great with an Easy Walk or Freedom harness.  Her foster is teaching her to stay and wait until her food bowl is put down before she dives in.  Mika is wonderful with other dogs and gets along well with the foster’s three other dogs.  She is also fine with their cat.  Mika loves to play with her toys but isn’t all that interested in retrieving a ball.  She is excellent in the car and jumps right in, ready to go places.  Mika is fabulous with kids of any age.  The fosters had 3 and 5 year old kids around over the weekend and Mika let them lie on her and use her for a pillow.  Mika is at that great age where she has the energy for walks and playtime, but can settle down and hang out as well.  She will alarm bark if she hears someone coming, but will stop when told to do so.  Mika is great with both men and women, but prefers women.  She seems afraid of loud male voices, though she doesn’t do anything other than shy away when she gets frightened.  She’s a cute girl with a great smile and happy demeanor.  We would very much like for Mika and Ozzie to be adopted together and will hold out for that, at least at first.  The two dogs are bonded, but are not inseparable….they can be in different rooms and seem fine with that, so it’s possible that if there is another dog in the adopting family, she would be OK.  We will hopefully find someone to take them both tho as they are really cute together  and are pretty easy dogs.  We, as always, would like someone to be home most of the time.

For more information on Mika, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409.

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