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.  


2 year old neutered black male, 59 lbs

Rio is a happy, energetic youngster who is loving life.  He was rescued from the Solano County shelter where he’d been picked up as a stray.  Rio is a skinny boy right now, but he already working on gaining  weight.  He LOVES food.  His ideal weight will probably be around 67 lbs.  He’s a great size and a sweet boy.  He has a lovely coat and very expressive dark brown eyes.  Rio is now housebroken.  He’s working on good house manners, tho he does counter surf (something that’s easy to train him not to do). He is very athletic and loves to run.  He would love a big back yard to run around in.  He’s good with other dogs and likes to play, though he’d really like to be an only dog so his family could focus on his training and give him the attention he so deserves.  He knows sit and comes when called.  He walks pretty well on an Easy Walk harness and loves to go on walks.  He is good on walks when approaching other dogs and people.  He doesn’t bark or get overly excited. His foster took him on a leash walk to the beach today and he seemed to like the water, tho the waves were too high for him to attempt to swim.  Rio really likes to retrieve and adores playing with squeaky toys.  He is curious about everything.  Rio rides well in the car and travels quietly, tho he may try to get into the front seat with you.  We think he’d be great with kids but because he’s high energy, kids age 5 or over would be best.  This boy is so cute and so much fun…..but he needs an active family.  He would love to be a jogging buddy.  But even if that’s not in the cards, he will need to be part of an active family who can give him lots of exercise.  This boy could easily do agility training.  Rio needs some basic obedience training, but he has a loving heart and  huge desire to learn.  We really like this boy. His foster is taking him to work during the day and with exercise, he’s settling down well so she can get some work done.  He’s a very sweet boy and would love a family of his own!

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


4 year old neutered yellow male, 94 lbs

Kobe is a BIG sweetheart!  He’s reasonably calm and very friendly.  Kobe was surrendered to MBLRR by his family because the landlord wouldn’t let them keep their dogs any longer.  Kobe, Deejay and Carly all came in together.  Kobe was never an inside dog…..he lived in the outside kennel day and night with the other two dogs.  He’s taken to being an inside dog really well and is now housebroken and knows how to use a dog door.  He is a good looking boy with incredibly expressive eyes, a big head and a nice coat.  The dark staining under his neck in a couple of the photos was before his bath….he’s all clean now, as you can see in the middle photo! Kobe knows sit and comes when called.  He walks quite well on a leash with an Easy Walk harness and his foster walked him today without the harness and he did reasonably well.  He is good with other dogs,  and does well with the foster’s three dogs. Kobe is very curious about cats and is good with them.  He is great in the car and loves to go for rides, especially if he can stick his head or even his nose out the window.  Kobe also loves to swim.  He retrieves but isn’t avid about it.  He loves squeaky toys and loves to destroy them, so tough toys are the secret for him.  He is a bit possessive of his toys but that’s probably because he’s never had toys.  And if he objects to another dog coming for his toy, one word from his foster dad, and he gives it up.  For all three of these dogs, life experience is the key.  They haven’t had any and need to be taken everywhere and exposed to all the things they’ve missed.  Kobe will alarm bark but isn’t a barker.  He doesn’t jump up, but will try to climb in your lap.  He would so love to be a lap dog.  He’s a very affectionate boy and loves hugs and kisses.  He would be great with kids but because of his size and strength, kids should be age 8 or older.  He has a great temperament and whoever adopts this boy will love him to pieces.  He would be fine with another dog or as an only dog, as long as his people are around with him most of the time….which is something we insist on.  He follows his foster dad everywhere and sleeps next to the bed on a dog bed at night.  He also snores.  And when you’re giving him attention he grunts and talks with pleasure.  He’s quite a character….both a bit goofy but also very smart, and he has a great smile.  We like him a lot!

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



10 month old spayed female lab mix, 63 lbs

Dallas is a playful, sweet girl who we are quite sure is a lab/great Dane mix.  She was surrendered to MBLRR when she was 8 months old because no one had the time to spend with her and she was left alone a lot.  Dallas is a darling girl who is as pretty as she is athletic.  Her coat is short and silky and she has incredible eyes.  She can REALLY run and loves, loves, loves to run.  Dallas is housebroken and except for puppy enthusiasm has good house manners.  She knows sit and will come when called.  She also completely understands “leave it,” a valuable command for a puppy.  Dallas was initially hesitant to jump into or out of a car, but we now have her doing that without any issues.  She is good in the car, tho likes to be close to you, so having her in an SUV with the back seats flat, or in a back seat hammock would be the best for her.  Dallas is great with other dogs and we would like her to have a dog buddy in her family.  The best fit would be for her to have a dog a bit older than she is, but one who is still playful.   She will chase cats.  Dallas doesn’t wrestle when she plays with other dogs….she runs and wants them to chase her.  She is not dominant in any way.  Dallas would be best walked with a martingale collar. Sometimes she hesitates when encountering new situations on a walk, so needs an experienced dog person to give her a yank on her collar and tell her it’s OK.   It’s very important  that Dallas has an experienced lab person in her life.  Dallas can become anxious if she thinks SHE is supposed to be the pack leader.  She wants to know what you expect her to do, and needs her person to show her the way.  She loves to be loved and snuggled  and is a very affectionate girl, but when it’s time for you to go walking or have her get into her crate, she needs to know you mean business and she responds really well.  When she is left alone in the house, she needs to be crated and we’ve helped her get very comfortable in her crate.  Dallas is great with kids and loves them, but because she runs really fast and sometimes runs into her people in play, kids should be age 10 or older.   We definitely want Dallas to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, so they can continue to reinforce the training we’ve done with her.  Dallas is a really good girl.  She needs a really good family!

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

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