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.


10 week old black male puppy, 8 lbs

We have adorable puppies.  We got these little pups 2 weeks ago and they were in rough shape.  Their owner had been hospitalized and the puppies weren’t getting proper nourishment and care.  A plea was put out on Craigslist to have someone come get the puppies ASAP, which we did.  They were severely underweight and had multiple parasites.  They’ve made amazing strides in the two weeks we’ve had them and they’re now ready to go to new homes.  They are happy, very social, sweet babies.  They have nice coats and gorgeous dark eyes.  Their parents were both purebred black labs.  Tho the puppies are still underweight, they’re making up for it fast….eating well.  They were fully checked out by our vet just today, and they’re now healthy and happy.  They all love to be held and cuddled.  They are playful and love to run around and explore.  They are great with other dogs and love to play.  Their foster has two English bull dogs and two labs and the puppies are loving having adult dogs around. We will adopt them out as only dogs or to people who have a dog that would enjoy having a puppy.  These are little puppies tho, so an overly energetic dog in the family might be too much for them.   And they shouldn’t be with cats.  When they finish playing, they collapse in a puppy pile for a nap.  Just too cute! They do well riding in the car in a crate.  They are not house trained yet, but are really trying to get outside to go potty when they can.  They are sleeping in a crate at night.  They love toys and love to play tug.  They are chewing on pretty much everything, but that’s what puppies do.  Lots of chew toys and chew bones will be needed.  But they’re learning not to bite fingers and toes.  They’re doing really well on that.  They are smart and really listen.  They make great eye contact.  As always, we want whoever adopts them to be home most of the day.  Charles loves to play and is super sweet.

Charles is going to his new home on Monday.  Thanks to all who called on the puppies.


4 year old spayed yellow female, 75 lbs

Sofia is a really smart, super sweet girl who’s  pretty mellow in the house.  She was surrendered by her owners who were divorcing and moving to apartments.  She’s AKC registered, tho we suspect she may have a touch of shepherd in her.  She’s a pretty girl, with a soft coat and big brown eyes.  Her personality is all lab.  Sofia is completely house trained and has good house manners.  She sleeps on a dog bed next to the foster’s bed and sleeps through the night.  She would love to be invited on the couch, and may counter surf if you’re not paying attention, but is happiest when she can be right with you.  She’s had some training and knows sit, down, stay and comes right away when called.  She pulls on a leash but does quite well with an Easy Walk Harness.  She loves her walks and loves to explore.  She is a playful, active girl and would love a family who would take her on a couple of good walks every day.   Sofia is good in the car, jumping in easily.  She likes to put her head out the window if you’re going on a slow drive.  She also likes to swim, we’ve been told, tho we haven’t seen her swim yet.   She certainly loves to drink water out of the hose.  Sofia may jump up a bit when first greeting someone but stops very quickly.  She is great with other dogs, ignoring some and happy to meet others. She’s unknown with cats, so a cat free home is best.  She will alarm bark if someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell.  She loves her toys, tho may “de-squeak” them,  and also loves carrying around a tennis ball, but she won’t retrieve it.  She’ll run after the ball, but has no interest yet in bringing it back. That could change once she knows what you want her to do.   She’s really sweet and loves attention.  She’ll be right by your side and love to have her head rubbed.  We think she’d be fine with kids, tho she hasn’t been with kids younger than teenagers.  So we’re thinking kids age 8 or older would be best. As always, we want Sofia to go to a home where someone is around most of the time.  She’s a delightful girl, always wanting to please. We like her a lot!

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

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