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.  

Olive

4 mo old black female puppy, 30 lbs

Olive is a curious, playful, sweet puppy who is super smart.  She was surrendered to MBLRR with her sister, Rosie, because her owner was working and didn’t have the time  to give the girls proper attention and training.  Rosie doesn’t have any lab in her, but her personality is all lab.  Her mother was a purebred golden retriever and her dad was a mix of shepherd and doberman.  As a result, she is incredibly smart and will be a joy to train. Olive has a gorgeous lab length coat that is incredibly shiny, with a little wave on her back.  Her gorgeous dark eyes speak to you.  She’s at that lanky puppy stage right now but will be a gorgeous girl.  Olive is house trained and will and sit at the door when she needs to go out.  She has great house manners, tho she does like to get on the couch and often sleeps on the couch at night.  We want her to be able to do that in her new home.  She does not counter surf or beg for food.  She sleeps on her dog bed (which comes with her)  for naps and loves her bed.   Olive is great with other dogs and loves to play.  She would be fine with another dog or as an only dog.  She also loves kids and we think she’d be fine with kids age 7 or older.  She does jump on people in excitement at first meeting, but settles down after a bit.  Typical puppy stuff!  She loves to play with toys but will chew on them and could wreck soft toys.   Olive is a great retriever and will bring the ball back and drop it.  She knows sit and comes when called.  She needs a little work walking on leash, something she hasn’t done all that much.   Rosie is extremely affectionate and gives lots of kisses.  Olive will alarm bark but is not a persistent barker.  She’s pretty easy going for a puppy, and is a bit mellower than her sister. Loud noises startle her and she’s afraid of the hose.   As always, we want Olive to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, even after Covid is over.  A fun, active family would be perfect for her.  It will be important to take her to obedience classes and continue to work with her.  When dogs are this smart, they love mental stimulation as well as physical exercise, and there’s nothing you won’t be able to teach Olive to do.  Oh, and she’s great in the car too. Her fosters adore her and call her their little angel.

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

 

Rosie

4 mo old black female puppy, 30 lbs

Rosie is a happy, playful, easy going puppy who is super smart.  She was surrendered to MBLRR with her sister, Olive, because her owner was working and didn’t have the time  to give the girls proper attention and training.  Rosie doesn’t have any lab in her, but her personality is all lab.  Her mother was a purebred golden retriever and her dad was a mix of shepherd and doberman.  As a result, she is incredibly smart and will be a joy to train. Rosie has a gorgeous lab length coat that is incredibly shiny, with a little wave on her back.  Her gorgeous dark eyes speak to you.  She’s at that lanky puppy stage right now but will be a gorgeous girl.  Rosie is house trained and will go to the door when she needs to go out.  She has great house manners.  She doesn’t get on the furniture, counter surf or beg for food.  She sleeps on her dog bed (which comes with her) and sleeps through the night.  Rosie loves to play with toys, but has been known to destroy soft toys.  And she’s never found a gopher couldn’t catch.  Rosie is great with other dogs and loves to play.  She would be fine with another dog or as an only dog.  She also loves kids and we think she’d be fine with kids age 7 or older.  She does jump on people in excitement at first meeting, but settles down after a bit.  Typical puppy stuff!  Rosie is a great retriever and will bring the ball back and drop it.  She knows sit, comes when called and will stay for a treat.  She walks well on a leash.   Rosie is extremely affectionate and loves belly rubs.  She also loves to lie in the sun.  Rosie will alarm bark but is not a persistent barker.  She’s pretty easy going for a puppy and a real charmer.  As always, we want Rosie to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, even after Covid is over.  A fun, active family would be perfect for her.  It will be important to take her to obedience classes and continue to work with her.  When dogs are this smart, they love mental stimulation as well as physical exercise, and there’s nothing you won’t be able to teach Rosie to do.  Oh, and she’s great in the car too.

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

Lily

5 year old spayed yellow female, 84 lbs

Lily is a very pretty,  sweet, playful girl.  Lily turns 5 years old this month and was used for breeding before coming to us.  She is a gorgeous English lab, with the blocky head, stocky body and otter tail, tho she’s a bit plump right now.  Losing 10 pounds would be really good for her.  She has gorgeous eyes.  Lily came to us covered with dog bites which we were told were inflicted by a male dog on the property.  As a result, Lily is understandably afraid of other dogs, and was a bit reactive on her walks initially.  We’ve worked with her and she now walks by other dogs without barking or lunging, but her hackles go up to show she’s still not completely comfortable.  She’s made a lot of progress and we expect she will continue to do so, but needs a family that will help her get past her fears.  She actually lived with another female lab and they got along fine, so it’s just going to take time for her to trust dogs she doesn’t know.  Lily is now completely house trained and has good manners.  She sleeps quietly on her dog bed at night next to the foster’s bed and tho she will stare at you early in the morning, willing you to get up, she will go back to her bed until 7am if you need a few extra winks.  Lily adores people and is good with men, women and children.  She is extremely affectionate and loves to give kisses.  She knows sit and will come when called….and she walks well on a leash with just a normal leash and collar.  Lily loves to play with toys and is a good retriever, bringing the toy or ball back to you.  She gets VERY excited when she smells the ocean, but because she was just spayed, we haven’t been able to let her get wet.   She rides quietly in the car, lying down for the ride.  She jumps right into the car and is good, waiting patiently, if you have a short errand to run.  Lily is a very happy girl and loves to be with her people.  She also loves to nap in the sun.  We think Lily would be best as an only dog because of her current fears, and if there are children in the family, they should be age 7 or older.  We need Lily to go to an experienced lab family who can continue to work with her around other dogs.  As always, we want her to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, even after Covid is over.  Lily loves her walks and needs to continue her diet and exercise program, but she’s never going to be a jogging buddy or a marathon runner.  She’s a total sweetheart and a wonderful, loving companion dog.

I am no longer taking calls on Lily.  Will be making a decision soon.  Thanks to all who called on her.

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Jack

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