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Want to help make a difference to the Labrador Retrievers in our program? We’ve two easy ways below … 
  
Sign up for a one time donation at the Paypal (paypal link at the bottom of the page).

Or sign up to be a monthly donor through our monthly donor Paypal program (monthly donor link below, select the amount from the drop down then click on the large “monthly donation” button).

Either program will help you to literally help us save the life of a Labrador Retriever waiting to come in to our program. All donations assist us in continuing our mission of rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating Labrador Retrievers.
 
100% of funds are used to cover costs incurred from intaking, medically treating and boarding dogs in our program. As a 501 (c)(3) non profit all donations are tax deductible.
We are deeply grateful for your help.

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Together we can save one soul at a time.
 

What better way to show your support for Luvin’ Labs then by wearing one of our custom tee-shirts!  We have several styles available in sizes ranging from men’s small to x-large.  These awesome high-quality shirts can be purchased at Good Shepherd Animal Clinic, 4601 Menaul NE in Albuquerque Monday thru Friday 9 am to 6 pm, except Wednesday 9 am to noon.  All tee-shirts are priced at $15.00 each and  proceeds go directly to the care of our rescue labs.

Can’t get to Good Shepherd…we can mail the shirts to you.  Use the donation button below to pay via paypal or credit card.  In “Special Instructions to Seller” let us know the style, color (if applicable) and size.  For up to 2 shirts, add $8.00 shipping and handling.  (Please call for shipping costs if ordering more than 2 shirts.)  Make sure we have your mailing address and email (for questions).

 

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Handsome 3 year old Heath took a break from his pool time in the Luvin’ Labs play yard to pose for his new bio pictures.  Besides loving to play in the water, he also loves playing fetch…you throw, he jumps around, grabs and throws the ball in the air and then drops it at your feet to throw again.  He had all the volunteers laughing so hard.  Heath is a big boy, very friendly and loves people.  As he’s new to the rescue we haven’t yet had him out with other dogs, but we have no reason to believe that will be a problem.  He’s just a big happy guy!  We do know that Heath has the ability to jump a 6′ fence so we will be looking for a home with higher fences.

If you are interested in meeting Heath click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering him call (505) 362-0331.

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Hi everyone! You ready to meet a little bit of chocolicious love? That’s me and I’m ready to meet you : ) I’m still a pretty young girl, right around one and a half years old and I love the zoomies and playing with my foster brother Logan! I’m finally feeling better after my first elderly owner surrendered me to Luvin’ Labs … they couldn’t take care of me and boy did it show! I had mange : ( That means that I only had about 30% of my coat. I’m sure glad that it’s growing back in glossy and shinny … you get to see what a beautiful chocolate covered girl I truly am! They tell me I have something that’s called secondary addisons disease … I don’t know what the heck that is but guess what? I’ve got the amazing folks of Luvin’ Labs behind me sponsoring the twenty dollar a month meds I need to keep me feeling right as rain! I’d really love to meet you, I’m a great girl once you give me a bit of time to get to know you. I love other dogs and going on walks and I even run every day with my foster mom! I’m house trained, and sweet, and they tell me I’ve been through so much I really deserve a wonderful home. Can I have that wonderful home thing with you? See you soon! Love, Heather.

If you are interested in meeting Heather click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Josie, adopted to a home as just a small puppy and then left outside day and night with very little attention given to her.  Her owner felt that giving her food and water was enough…outside in the winter…outside in the summer…one has to ask why did he even get a dog?  Josie developed sores surrounding her eyes, early stages of arthritis and tested positive for heart worms.  Luvin’ Labs took this girl into the rescue, treated those sore eyes and effects of arthritis with medications, and Josie has successfully completed heart worm treatment.  This pure-bred 3 year old in her own mind has never seen a bad day.  Josie has the most positive attitude and always displays that big labbie smile.  She gets along great with other dogs and loves, loves, loves her person who right now is her foster mom.  We are committed to finding Josie a perfect forever home where she will get the love and attention she so deserves.  Could that be you?

If you are interested in meeting Josie click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

 

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Grab a yellow tennis ball and you are immediately Rosie Sunshine’s best friend.  This 6 year old lives to play fetch. Rosie wants to be part of a family, whether that be a single person, couple or family with kids.  She may be a bit shy at first meeting, but once she gets to know you she’ll become your constant companion.  Rosie is most comfortable in the company of other dogs, so for that reason we’ll be looking to find her a home with another dog.

If you are interested in meeting Rosie click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Meet our Bella, a beautiful 1-1/2 year old lab, who due to life’s unpredictable circumstances is now looking for a new home.  As a young pup she was left with a friend for safe-keeping.  The original owner never came back and her care-giver after several months was forced to move, leaving Bella nowhere to go but the very high kill local shelter.  Heartbroken the care-giver contacted Luvin’ Labs asking for help.  No way were we going to see this girl meet the fate that this shelter had for her.  Bella is now part of the Luvin’ Labs family and we’re so glad she is!

If you are interested in meeting Bella click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster Bella call (505) 362-0331.

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This handsome yellow lab is Bear.  While he’s only known one home in his life, Bear is ready to start a new adventure with a new best friend.  He may be 9 years old, but he has the energy level of a much younger guy; he loves everyone he meets whether they be 2-legged or 4-legged (other dogs that is, we’re not sure about cats).  He’s just as comfortable playing fetch in the backyard or lounging with you in the house watching TV.  He loves water, especially on these hot summer days.  The adjective “sweet” is not normally used to described a boy like this, but that is the perfect description for him.  We’ll be looking to give Bear a home with another dog; he’ll love that!

If you are interested in meeting Bear click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster him call (505) 362-0331.

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This beautiful 5 year old chocolate lab is Coco Puff and her foster describes her as a real character.  She’s a happy dog who bonds quickly to whoever gives her attention.  Now…our Coco is on a mission.  First, to find a new best friend, and second, to lose some weight that somehow seems to creep up when we don’t even notice.  With a good diet and exercise Coco Puff will soon be down to her ideal weight with time and effort.  She just needs that best friend who’s willing to help her do this.  Coco Puff loves to walk and gets along well with other dogs.  Her foster has chickens and she has shown no interest in them.  We will be looking for Coco’s new home to have another dog as she loves canine companionship.

If you are interested in meeting Coco click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

 

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She was found as a stray and sat in the shelter for 12 days patiently waiting for her owner to come pick her up. When no one came to claim this sweet girl, 6 year old Libby became the newest member of the Luvin’Labs family – lucky us. She’s a more mature girl with a slight limp in one leg due to an earlier injury, but she doesn’t let that slow her down.  She’s a lover, loves to be brushed and fussed over.  She LOVES water and loves her toys but doesn’t put them together like some dogs we know.  She’s now just waiting for someone fun to show up and take her home.  You won’t be sorry.  She has the sweetest face and will be a dog by your side through thick and then.

If you are interested in meeting Libby click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering her call (505) 362-0331.

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Fiona loves to play and especially loves to play fetch.  You’ll notice that in all Fiona’s bio photos she’s got that yellow tennis ball secure in her mouth.  No way was she posing without it!  Fiona is about 1-1/2 years old, has that young lab energy and loves people and other dogs.  Fiona is looking for an active person or family to call her own; she’s be ready for anything…walking, running, hiking…and, of course, playing fetch.

If you are interested in meeting Fiona click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster Fiona call (505) 362-0331.

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Cajun’s motto .. “you’re never too old to be young!”..  At 10 years old Cajun is our senior guy, but he doesn’t know that and we’re not going to tell him.  He loves life, is active, lives to have fun, and gets along with everyone he meets, whether they be human or canine, young or old.  Cajun can best be described as the James Bond (yes, James was created in 1953) of the dog world.  Ready for adventure…come meet Cajun!  We’ll be looking for his perfect home, one with another dog to keep him company.

If you are interested in meeting Cajun click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster him call (505) 362-0331.

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Meet Kaja!  From her foster mom we know this about her:

“If you are looking for a really wonderful dog for a companion, better have a look at Kaja!  She is the easiest foster dog I have had yet!

Kaja is a  medium-large sized, 7 yr old female black Lab who has a really neat personality.   She is such a happy girl…..  always smiley and looking for some time with her people.  She LOVES to play and take walks.   And she is also very happy to just hang out and lay next to you and chill out.   She is good with other dogs, very well behaved in the house, sleeps in her crate all night, she rides nicely in the car and is just a pleasure to be around.   I believe she may have  been an only dog in her previous home but she does like dog companions.  We fell in love with her from day one!  

This sweetheart would really be happy  to have a loving family of her own… and that family (or person)  would be very fortunate to have her!  Though I have not tested her with children, I imagine she would love to have kids to play with (though maybe older kids since she sometimes is a little exuberant.).  She would also make a special companion for older folks as she is pretty well behaved.  

Please consider this lovely girl…. she’s got a lot of love to give!”

If you are interested in meeting Kaja click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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While Carson was found running loose with another dog in a small nearby community, it’s readily apparent that he’s just not an ordinary stray dog.  Two year old Carson is not only extremely handsome, but very smart and has received training at some time in his life.  He knows basic commands and obviously listens to what you are saying.  He loves to play, especially a good game of fetch or spending time in the play yard wading pool.

If you are interested in meeting Carson click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster him call (505) 362-0331.

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Thinking about adding 2 dogs to your family?  Maybe 2 large dogs is too much…so how about Bear and his best buddy Bailey, a cocker spaniel.  Two best friends found wandering the streets of Albuquerque until rescued by a passerby out for a walk.  These dogs did have a home, but all efforts to find the owner have been unsuccessful.  Bear is a 2-3 year old black lab, great personality, fun loving, very smart and eager to please.  His best buddy Bailey is a very busy 2 year old cocker spaniel, happy and wanting to be in charge.  Bear is on the small side for a lab, about 50 pounds, and Bailey weighs in at 25 pounds.  They love being together and we would like to keep them together.

If you are interested in meeting Bear and Bailey click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Homeless?  How did that happen?  It seemed like the perfect spring day to take a walk around the neighborhood, but then Oso found himself in unfamiliar territory.  He hoped his family would find him, but they didn’t…why didn’t they get him microchipped?  While he had a place to stay at the shelter, it just wasn’t home.  He missed his family.  Oso is about 4 years old, on the small side for a lab (just under 60 pounds), and just a great dog.  Oso loves people and, while he likes other dogs, a structured introduction is necessary.

If you are interested in meeting Oso click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster him call (505) 362-0331.

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Life just wasn’t looking up for this 2 year old petite girl…It’s Christmas and she found herself locked in a kennel with nothing but a cold hard floor to call home.  This beautiful girl got our attention but unfortunately her out date was the day after Christmas; we would just have a celebrate a day later.  Then the great snow storm hit the area and poor Seneca was locked away for another week.  Imagine our joy when we got the news that she was out and would soon be on her journey to Albuquerque as a Luvin’ Labs dog to find her new forever home.  She’s here now and just as sweet and beautiful as we knew she would be.  She loves people and gets along with other dogs.  Now just to find that perfect home.

2/10/2016 Update from her foster mom: Seneca is a very energetic little girl.  Very loving.  Great with other dogs of various sizes,  both male and female.  House trained,   kennel trained.  Great on a leash.  Must have chew toys to keep her from chewing my shoes and couch pillows.  She really is a sweet girl.

If you are interested in meeting Seneca click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Looking for a couple of perfect pups to add to your family?  Meet Red and Razzle, 2 full breed lab sisters in need of new home.

Red is a mellow girl with a touch of diva…loves to lay around especially in the sun (always working on keeping the perfect tan) and go for leisurely walks.  Her sister Razzle lives up to her name…high energy, a constant companion who loves to ride in the car.  These 5 year old sisters weigh in at a perfect 70 pounds each.   Both dogs love children and adults, Red loves all dogs, Razzle isn’t too fond of little dogs.  Cats are an unknown.  They behave well in the house, but love outside time too.  We want to see them go together as they have never known a life apart

If you are interested in meeting Red and Razzle click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Soft, sweet and cuddly…that’s Luvin’ Labs baby girl Avery.  She’s 3 months old, very calm and definitely on the shy side.  Puppies should grow up with lots of love and attention, but until Avery got into foster she really hadn’t experienced a lot of that.  Fortunate for Avery her world is full of love and attention now!

While Labrador puppies are adorable they are not right for everyone.  We are extremely careful in our placement of puppies as each  has special needs that includes the time commitment for training, bonding, and supervising in order to make them the best canine citizens they can become.

If you are interested in meeting Avery click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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This is Little Man, a male dog, breed unknown (possibly chihuahua mix). We think he looks like a very tiny Labrador with funny ears. L.M was taken in by a Luvin’ Labs foster family when they found him wandering along the ditch bank, emaciated and with what appeared to be bite marks from another animal. They have nursed this adorable guy back to health and he is now ready to find a forever home. L.M. is a lapdog and a snuggler who likes to sleep curled up on the pillow next to his people at night. He gets along great with other dogs and cats and adjusted to his new foster home very quickly. L.M.’s foster mom says he’s a keeper and if she didn’t already have a full house she would love for him to stay and be part of her family. Do you have a little bit of extra room on your pillow? If so, Little Man would love to occupy that spot. Oh, and we encourage his future family to tell everyone that this guy came from Luvin’ Labs and that you believe him to be mostly lab… It’ll be funny to see who pretends to believe you.

If you are interested in meeting Little Man click here for information on the adoption process.  There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 7 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Flower call (505) 362-0331.

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Handsome Jax has been loved and cherished since being adopted from a shelter almost 5 years ago, but his owner was recently faced with the dilemma of her job putting her in the position of having to find him a new home.  Jax is 11 years young, super friendly with dogs of all ages and sizes, kids, infants, seniors…you name it, Jax gets along.  While classified as a senior Jax still has as lot of sparkle in his step and just wants to be that perfect best friend.  Jax is now a member of the Luvin’ Labs family and is looking for his new forever home.

If you are interested in meeting Jax click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Fundraising Cards are now for sale with Luvin’ Labs! For $5.00 you’ll receive 8 specials including a FREE large Pizza, free cookie dough, free cinammon wheel plus discount coupons … an easy sell!

To purchase please stop by Good Shepherd Animal Clinic or visit us at any of our events.

If you are able to help us sell the cards please email colleen@luvinlabs.com
All proceeds benefit Luvin’ Labs dogs in the program and coming in to our program.

Did You Know:    Black dogs are particularly doomed when they are brought to a pound because they are passed by for lighter colored dogs.  This is especially true of  black labs or lab mixes.  They are euthanized at a horrifying rate at many pounds & shelters. If you are thinking about adopting a dog , please don’t overlook black dogs because they are just as loving & wonderful as lighter colored dogs!   Martin County Animal Shelter, Fairmont,MN

A Rescued Dogs Prayer

Thank you for rescuing me … I know you’ve thought long and hard about a new friend
Something about my soulful eyes and soft fur touched a very special part of you.
I wanted to share with you a bit of me,
and what might help me to be the best pup for you.
Up until a few weeks ago I had the perfect dog life,
and then one day, a day like every other,
Ended with me being abandoned.
I’ve been at the shelter, on the end of a chain,
In a field, or sitting on the side of the road
Waiting, scared, moved from place to place
With no idea of who to trust or what is going to happen.
Thankful for the fresh water, food, a warm place to sleep and sometimes kind people.
And then you chose me …
Please give me time to adjust to you and to learn your expectations of me.
All I want is to please you, I just do not know how to yet.
I ask you to please give me patience and understanding.
I don’t yet know what you want of me.
Teach me softly, consistently,
Outside, down, fetch, sit, good dog!
If you don’t understand my behavior,
It may be because I have been abused, abandoned, neglected.
Sometimes I may be afraid of you, of other people, of loud noises or sudden movements.
Time and patience will help me learn to trust again.
Please forgive me if I am protective of my food.
I was so very hungry for a very long time.
Someday I’ll understand that my food bowl will never again be empty.
Adopt me because you want me,
Because under my faults and flaws you see who I really am,
You understand that each of us is not perfect,
That our imperfections actually show our individual beauty.
And last but not least, please give me the precious time
I need to adjust to your house, to your home, to you.
I will bond to you … be it today, or tomorrow … or next week
And I promise with all that I am that I will be
Your most loyal, loving, forever friend.

By Luvin’ Labs


A Rescued Dogs Prayer was written with input from all of us at Luvin’ Labs to try to help new owner’s understand that their newly rescued lab needs some time to adjust.  Thanks to each and every one of you for your input!

Pictures are of Sir Lancelot, a 3 year old yellow Labrador Retriever rescued from the Garland, Texas shelter by many rescues working together.  He was an owner surrender who knows sit, shake, and lie down and was just left there, and rescued hours before being put to sleep.  The “Sad Lab” picture at the top of post circulated all over the internet waiting for a rescue to commit to him.  The “Happy Lab” picture at the bottom was after he was rescued, and safe, in boarding.  We are happy to say that Sir Lancelot is living his happily ever after with his new family in Albuquerque, NM!


“I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. “God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t You do something?” God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. “I have done something,” He replied. “I created YOU.” ~ Jim Willis ~