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.  


6 month old neutered yellow male, 50 lbs

Maximus is a smart, happy, energetic puppy, who is both curious and fun.  He was surrendered by his owner who was elderly.  She decided that Maximus just had too much energy for her and felt he needed a younger family.  Maximus is a very cute, athletic field lab with a nice coat and soft, dark eyes.  He is completely house trained and knows how to use a dog door.  He sleeps either in a crate at night or on a dog bed (he doesn’t need a crate).  Maximus knows sit and stay and comes when called.  He pulls on a leash but is responding well to leash training.  Maximus is very good in the car and likes car rides.  He’s never been to the beach, but we suspect he’d enjoy it.  He is also great with other dogs and is doing really well with the foster’s two labs.  He plays appropriately and enthusiastically.  He also does well with chickens and pigs.   Maximus is still very much a puppy and is still in the chewing stage, so needs appropriate chew toys to keep him busy.  He loves chew bones and also loves toys.  He sometimes nips a bit to get attention and also can jump up in excitement from time to time, but is getting much better with the jumping.  Still, he will need a family that can continue to work with him on those manners.  He sleeps through the night and has relatively good house manners.  Maximus loves to eat, as all labs do.  He’s very affectionate and loves to give kisses.  He would be best in a home with another dog that has had some training, but is young enough to be a play buddy.  Maximus loves to play with any and all dogs, but he might be too much for small dogs.  If there are kids in the family, they should be age 10 or older.  And, as always, we want Maximus to go to a home where someone is around most of the time.  He’d love an active family who could take him lots of places, give him good exercise, and shower him with a ton of love, but also commit to continuing his training.    He’s a great puppy and will be a wonderful addition to the right family.

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


9 week old yellow male lab/golden mix puppy, 16 lbs

Clyde is an adorable, super smart puppy with the softest coat and dark eyes.  He and his sister Bonnie were the last of their litter.  Mom is an AKC registered lab and dad is an AKC registered golden retriever so the puppies have a slightly longer, fluffier coat than a lab puppy, but not as long and fluffy as a golden puppy.  Clyde is supremely confident and loves to explore and play.  He’s curious about everything.   He will probably be 75-80 lbs when he’s full grown.  Clyde is doing great on his housebreaking.  He hasn’t had an accident in the house since we rescued him at 8 weeks (tho he needs to be taken out frequently), and he sleeps through the night in his crate.   He’s very smart and a real character.  He loves other dogs and does very well with the foster’s three female labs.  He plays non-stop with the youngest lab, who is 18 months old.  He went to the beach for the first time and loved it.  He dug holes in the sand and ran away when a wave came, tho he wasn’t the least bit upset when a wave got his legs and belly wet.  He is mildly interested in balls, tho won’t bring one back yet.   Clyde has sharp puppy teeth, as all puppies do, so we will not adopt him to anyone who has kids under the age of 8.  But puppies love kids.   Clyde will need to be crated at night next to someone’s bed and it is imperative that someone be around all day with him.  He’s going to be an amazing dog, but needs an active family who can give him the exercise he’ll need.  He will excel at puppy training class.  He already knows sit and is good about coming when called. We are looking for a family with lab experience to adopt Clyde and really want him to have another dog in the family who will enjoy playing with him.  Having a puppy is a full time job but so rewarding if you’re up for it.  Clyde is a special puppy and we’re looking for the perfect family for him.

If you’re interested in Clyde, please call Judy @ (831)261-3409.  Clyde is located in Pebble Beach.





10 mo old neutered yellow male mix, 68 lbs

Max is a playful, sweet boy who loves to bury his head into you and snuggle.  He’s smart and a great dog! Max is most likely a lab/Great Dane mix and we think he’s very  handsome.  His temperament is mostly lab. He has a short coat with a few waves down his back, and the most beautiful hazel eyes. We think he will be an 80 lb dog when he’s full grown.  Max was given up to MBLRR because the landlord decided he was getting too big.  Max is house trained and has good house manners.  He doesn’t beg or counter surf.  He sleeps in a crate at night and sleeps through the night.  We’re not sure he needs a crate, but that’s what he’s used to.  Max knows sit and walks well on a leash for the most part.  He gets very excited when he sees the leash and loves to walk and run. He’s very athletic and really needs at least 2 good walks a day.  He’s good on a leash.  He has excellent recall and can be off leash if there’s a safe place to do that. He also knows sit.  He would love an active family.  He retrieves a ball and releases it when you tell him.  Max is treat motivated, but even more praise motivated, so he’ll will be easy to train.  He rides well in the car.  He’s not a barker.  Max is very friendly and loves people.  He also adores kids and is very good with them.  We think kids age 8 and older would be best for him, as he can jump up in excitement on occasion.  Max is very much a puppy still and would benefit from obedience training, as all dogs do but he’s remarkably well behaved.  He’s great with other dogs and just wants to play.  He does really well with the foster’s 12 year old female lab and loves to nap with her on her bed, sometimes using her as a pillow.   He’d love to have another dog in his family, but we think he’d also love being an only dog.  He’s a bit insecure and is loving having all the attention from his foster family. As always, we want Max to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, even after the pandemic is over.  He’d love a big yard to run around in too, but nothing is more important than a family that will love him. We’ve had Max for a few weeks now and hope his new family will come for him soon.  He’s a fantastic dog!

For more information on Max, please call Judy @ (831)261-3409.

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