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.  


1-2 year old neutered yellow male mix, 55 lbs

Marley is an adorable, super sweet lab/shepherd mix who is also extremely smart.  He was rescued from the Modesto shelter one day before his “put to sleep” date.  That shelter is severely overcrowded and dogs are euthanized all the time, sadly,  so MBLRR swooped in to pick him up.  Marley was a stray so we don’t really have any background on him, but he’s an incredible dog.  He was very underweight when he arrived, but is eating well and we expect his proper weight be be 60-65 lbs.  He is all white with the most beautiful eyes and a fabulous, soft coat.  His eyes “speak” to you and he doesn’t miss anything you do or say to him.   Marley is now house trained and has very good house manners for a young dog.  He is not a counter surfer, doesn’t beg at the table, and he’s crate trained and sleeps in his crate at night.   He LOVES dog beds and we suspect he probably never had one before so they are extra special to him.  He knows sit and has excellent recall.  He also understands “no.”  Marley adores soft toys and also loves tennis balls.  He is definitely a retriever and actually brings the ball back about half the time.  He is 100 per cent puppy and has puppy energy, so will need lots of walks, ball throwing, and an active family.  He does pull on a leash but with an Easy Walk harness he does much better.  He will benefit from obedience classes but  will definitely  be the star pupil.  He listens very carefully when you talk to him and really picks things up quickly. His fosters just have to tell him once to do something and he gets it.  Crazy smart!!  He is good with other dogs but a rambunctious player.  He does well with the foster’s dogs and pays attention when they tell him he’s overdoing it.  He loves hanging out with them.  He would be fine with another playful dog or as an only dog.   He’s fine in the car but needs to be crated or tethered or he’ll be in your lap.  He is unknown with cats and should be in a cat free home.  We think Marley would love kids, but he does sometimes paw people for attention (something we’re working hard to correct), so kids should be age 8 and older.   He’s extremely affectionate and loves to be hugged and loved. He does get startled by loud noises (motorcycles, etc) and we think that’s probably because he never really got out and experienced the world.  Now he’s getting lots of socialization and is doing really well.  He’s just the cutest, nicest boy.  As always, we’re looking for a family where someone is home with him most of the time and he will need lots of exercise.  A tired dog is a happy dog. This boy is very special and we’re incredibly impressed with him.

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



3 year old neutered fox red lab, 90 lbs

Rocky is a big, handsome, happy guy who loves his people.  He’s made huge progress since we got him and is a great dog, strong but gentle at the same time.  Rocky’s family didn’t have enough time to exercise or train him properly and he was an outside dog, sleeping in the garage at night.  They knew he needed a better home.  Rocky is now house trained and sleeps through the night on a dog bed in the foster’s bedroom.  He’s a great looking boy with a great coat, huge brown eyes and that handsome fox red color.  He needs to lose weight and ideally should be an 80 lb dog.  Rocky knows sit and comes when called.  He’s learned how to use a dog door.  He pulls on a leash, and will need some type of no-pull harness (AND some training).  His house manners are very good.  He’s calm in the house, loves to snuggle on the couch with you and he is not a counter surfer, nor does he get into the garbage can.  Rocky loves too play with squeaky toys (pulls them all out of the toy box) and is becoming a good retriever.  He loves other dogs.  He’s big and a bit clumsy in his play style, tho, and likes to use his front legs to “box” with a doggie playmate, but he’s very good natured about it.  Rocky will chase a cat that runs so should be in a cat free home.  He just moved to another foster home and is an only dog there.  He just LOVES it.  He can’t believe he gets all of the attention and that’s just what he wants.  Such a good boy!  If he’s hanging out with his people, he’s in heaven.  He loves kids and we think kids, age 8 and older would be perfect for him.  Rocky isn’t a huge athlete, but enjoys his walks and needs a couple of good walks a day.   Rocky LOVES to ride in the car and if he can have his head out the window, he’s in heaven.  He has been to the beach and loves the water, tho hasn’t tried swimming.  He has a gentle mouth and takes treats nicely. Rocky loves attention and leans against you when you’re petting him.  He’s a great dog who really will blossom with his new family.  He so wants to go home for Christmas!

Rocky is going to his new home on Saturday.  We’re happy for him!

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