Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue’s website provides links to other rescue groups and shelters to help you find a Lab whether from our rescue organization or another. It’s all about finding homes for Labs-in-need and matching people with just the right Lab!

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue

Central California Lab Rescue

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue


We also have some wonderful local rescue groups, who may or may not have a lab available.   Please check out their websites.

Animal Friends Rescue Project

Peace of Mind Animal Rescue


Some local trainers whom we highly recommend:

Canine Spirit (training and behavior issues) – Aptos

Divine K9 Dog training  (training and behavior issues) – Carmel

From the Heart dog training (training and behavior issues) – Salinas


Publications and books you will enjoy:

Whole Dog Journal – fabulous monthly publication, full of information on training, food, dog products and just about everything dog related!

Just Labs magazine

Pukka’s Promise by Ted Kerasote

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell

Positive Perspectives by Pat Miller

Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar

Also: – a collaborative effort of dog lovers who want to share what they’ve learned during many years of on-the-road and on-the-trial adventures.  Features great places to take your dogs!

Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue advocates feeding grain free kibble or raw food to your dogs.  Grain can be a source of allergies and is not something dogs need.  For treats, we recommend you choose wheat-free, corn-free, soy-free treats.  There are many of these available from our local pet food stores.  Raw food contains none of the chemicals and preservatives found in packaged food and dogs thrive on it.  It is readily available, already packaged and frozen, and easy to use.   You can find both of these locally at:

The Raw Connection – Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel

Pet Food Express – Rio Road, Carmel


“Lab friendly” hotels in Carmel or Carmel Valley (EVERY lab should have a vacation in Carmel):

Carmel Country Inn, Carmel Garden Court Inn, Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel River Inn, Casa de Carmel, Coachman’s Inn, Country Garden Inn, Cypress Inn, Hofsas House, Lamp Lighter Inn, Lincoln Green Inn, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Los Laureles Lodge, Sunset House, Svendsgaard’s Inn, Tradewinds Carmel, Vagabond’s House Inn.


And don’t forget our local doggie boutique:

Diggidy Dog (on Mission, just down from Ocean Ave), Carmel

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