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.

Rufus

10 month old neutered yellow male mix, 57 lbs

Rufus is a super sweet boy who’s a bit on the shy side, but completely delightful.  Rufus had a rough start in life and was brought to the Stockton shelter as a stray, scared and shaking. Since coming to MBLRR, he’s blossoming and is just a wonderful boy.  We have no idea what other breed is in him, but his personality is all lab.  He might have some pointer in him.  He’s fascinated with birds. He’s got a nice coat and the most soulful eyes.  And when he smiles, it lights up his face. He’s a bit on the thin side, but loves to eat, so gaining a few pounds won’t be difficult for him.   Rufus is house trained and has quite good house manners.  He loves to snuggle on the couch and we want him to be able to do that in his forever home.  He also loves his dog bed (we suspect he never had one before and it’s special to him).  He looks longingly at the counter when food is on it, but hasn’t yet tried to counter surf and he doesn’t beg at the table.  He’s getting used to all the household noises and none of them seem to bother him. Rufus now knows sit and comes when called. He’s pretty good on a leash.  He’s very affectionate and adores being loved.  Rufus is great with other dogs  he adores playing. He plays really nicely.  We think he’d love having another playful dog in his family.  He’d would also be really good with an older dog and he loves little dogs too. He’s met children and really likes them, but we think kids in his new family should be age 7 or older, as we think really young kid energy might be overwhelming for him. He’d be a great playmate for kids.  Rufus now loves his toys (initially he didn’t know what a toy was) and runs around the back yard with them, completely happy.  He also loves it when his people play with him.    He’s highly treat motivated so will be easy to train.  He so wants to please.  He’s still afraid of getting in the car.  We’re working on that.  In the car, it’s best for him to be in a crate so he feels safe.  As always, we want Rufus to go to a home where someone is around most of the time.  He’s unknown with cats but would probably be ok with a gentle dog savvy cat.  Rufus is a special boy and it will be so much fun to watch him continue to blossom as he continues to gain confidence. His fosters really adore him. Oh, and he really loves the beach.  So far just likes running on the sand and playing off leash with other dogs, but he’s not afraid of the water and, in time, we suspect he’ll be frolicking in the waves.

If you’re interested in adopting Rufus, please call Judy @ (831)261-3409.  Rufus is located in Pacific Grove.

Mia

6 month old yellow spayed female, 42 lbs

Mia is a super smart, happy pup who has lots of energy.  She’s a total character. Mia was surrendered by her owners who were dealing with their own health issues.  Mia is a very pretty, athletic little girl who loves to play and have fun.  She has a beautiful pale yellow coat and dark brown eyes and will be on the smaller side as an adult.  She’s definitely a cutie.  Mia is house trained and crate trained.  She sleeps in her crate at night and needs to be in a crate when you leave her alone for short periods or she’ll find things to get into.  She loves chew toys and soft toys and also loves pillows, rugs and shoes….so you have to keep an eye on her. She will grab something and run merrily through the house with it, hoping you’ll chase her. But she never destroys her toys and plays with them with so much enthusiasm….so cute to see.  In spite of her devilish ways, she’s adorable and very sweet and loves to be loved.  She loves other dogs and greets all dogs nicely.  Mia is an active player and will play for hours with another playful young dog, but she’d be too much for an older dog.  She’ll be fine as an only dog or with another energetic youngster like herself.  Mia does jump up in excitement when greeting new people and we’re working on that.  As a result, any kids in the family should be age 10 or older. But she adores kids and if she sees kids playing while on her walk, she wants to stop and watch them.  She is a counter surfer.  Mia knows sit, on your bed, come and no.  She walks quite well on a leash. She loves her walks and is doing five plus miles a day, so needs an active family or individual.  Mia loves to retrieve.  She is highly treat motivated and very trainable.  Going to class would be great for her.  She’ll excel with training as she’s so smart.  Mia should not be with cats.  She travels fine in the car.    As always we want Mia to go to a home where someone is around most of the time.  She’s a total character and a really fun girl and she’ll keep you smiling.

If you’re interested in adopting Mia, please call Judy @ (831)261-3409.  Mia is located in Monterey.

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Thrilled to head home to Morgan Hill!

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Buddy

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Bailey

Thrilled to head home to Shell Beach!

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Hank

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Sam

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Mike

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Gunner

Excited to stay nearby in Salinas!

Thelma

Enjoying her new family from Scotts Valley!

Henry

Excited to head home to San Francisco!

Abby

Loves her new mom from San Rafael!

Louise

Happily headed home to San Luis Obispo!

Lola

Happy to head home to Sacramento!

Snow

Off with her family from Grass Valley!

Piper

Thrilled to head home to Mill Valley!

Summer

All smiles in her new home in San Anselmo!

Yoshi/Scout

Adopted by his fosters in Carmel Valley!

Penny

Excited to head home to Menlo Park!

Rufus

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Grace

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Fred

With his new family from Carpinteria!

Sherlock

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Max

All smiles, headed home to Sierraville!

Jack

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Janet

Happily headed home to Felton!

Henry

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Chrissy

Thrilled to head home to Pacific Grove!

Sierra

Happy to head home to Oakland!

Stella

Off to her new home in Winters!

Jenny

Settling in at home in Fairfax!!

Sassy

All set to head home to Hayward!

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