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.  


4 year old spayed yellow female, 69 lbs

Tess is a sweet, energetic, loving girl who’s a bit anxious but getting better every day.  Tess was found as a stray in San Jose and was taken to the shelter there.  She appeared to have been a stray for awhile as she was (and still is) underweight.  She hated being in the shelter and that just added to her anxiety.  Once she came to MBLRR, she went to a loving foster home and she’s doing great.  She’s a beautiful girl with soft brown eyes and a lovely coat that has a few curls in it.  She is about 5 lbs underweight but has a healthy appetite, as all labs do, so she’ll gain that weight easily.    Tess is house trained and has good house manners except for counter surfing.  She is driven by food so all food needs to be out of reach.  I’m sure this has to do with her being on the streets ands scrounging for food.  But she has a gentle mouth and takes treats gently.  Tess would love to get on the couch and snuggle with you.  She is extremely affectionate.  She sleeps on a dog bed in the foster’s bedroom at night.  Tess is great with other dogs, actually pretty indifferent to them.  She’s fine with both big and small dogs.  She is not good with cats and will bark at and chase them, so a cat free home is a must.  Tess knows sit and down, and will come when you call her.  She pulls VERY hard on a leash, but she is fine on an Easy Walk harness.  We’d love to see her go to an obedience class or two.  Tess LOVES the water and thoroughly enjoyed romping in the surf at Carmel Beach.  She was in her element and did great off leash, meeting all kinds of dogs and people. We would like her to go to a home where she could go to the beach or other body of water regularly.  Tess also loves men!!  She likes women too, but men are her favorite and she goes happily up to every man she sees.  So it’s a must that there be a man in her new family, who will be able to take her places and do things with her.  She is a gentle girl and would be fine with kids too, but they should be age 7 or older since we don’t have any history on her.  Tess has no interest in balls, bones or toys and it’s likely she’s never had any experience with any of them.  We suspect she’ll learn to play with toys and love them in time.  Tess adores riding in the car and bolts out the door of the house to run to the car.  She can’t wait to get in.  She is quiet and happy in the car and rides well.  So we hope her new family likes taking her places.  Tess is not a barker generally, but she absolutely cannot be crated or kenneled (if you’re going on vacation).  She barks non-stop in both situations and gets extremely anxious.  As always, we want Tess to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, even after the pandemic is over.  Tess has lots of energy and will need multiple walks a day.  She is also a great jogging buddy and has gone on runs with her foster mom.  She’s a wonderful, happy girl who is going to blossom with the right family.  We really like her!!

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


10 week old yellow female lab puppy, 12 lbs

Charlie is a super smart, adorable, extremely energetic puppy.  She is very social and trusting with people.   She was surrendered to MBLRR because her new family’s other dog didn’t want to share his people with her, and her family was afraid she might be hurt.  Charlie is completely adorable, as all puppies are, and she’s on the small side for a puppy her age, so probably won’t be a big lab when she’s full grown.  Charlie is crate trained and sleeps through the night in her crate.  She is working on her housebreaking, but isn’t there yet (as one would expect with a puppy this young).  Charlie doesn’t miss a trick.  She watches everything you do, follows you everywhere,  and already knows sit and down.   She is a feisty little girl with other dogs and can be dominant, but she loves other dogs and loves to play.  We would love her to go to a home with another young, playful dog who won’t mind her sharp puppy teeth.  We will give preference to families with another young dog, but if we don’t find the right fit, we will let her be an only dog.  We will NOT adopt her to anyone with a small dog or an old dog.  Her play style is just too rough.  She also must go to a cat free home as she will chase cats and not leave them alone.  Charlie loves the ball and will be a good retriever. She loves to play with toys.   She also loves the water from the hose and always wants to be in it, so we’re quite sure she’ll be a swimmer some day.  Charlie travels well in the car if she’s in a crate, tho she won’t always need a crate. She’s playful and incredibly cute, but she has VERY sharp teeth and is very bitey, so if there are any children in her new family they should be age 10 or older.   Charlie is a really, really smart puppy and needs a family who will work with her and work on training, not just now, but throughout her life.  She picks up everything very quickly, but will need to be challenged.  She will also need a very active family.  It’s hard to tire her out, even at this young age.  We insist that Charlie go to a lab experienced home and, as always, need someone to be home with her most of the time, even after the pandemic is over.  Charlie comes with a huge crate, which has a divider, so can be made smaller while she’s little.  She can be left in her crate if you need to leave her for an hour or so to do errands.  Charlie loves electrical cords and anything she perceives as a play toy, so it’s important to puppy proof your home if you’re the family chosen to adopt her.  She’s a happy, supremely confident puppy and is going to grow up to be a wonderful dog in the right family.

Charlie is going to her new home on Sunday.  Thanks to all the many, many people who called on her.


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