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It’s Christmas in August!

mail item# and bid amount to Colleen@LuvinLabs.com

(minimum bid increment is $5)

Bidding starts August 10th, noon, and ends August 24th, 6 pm

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Luvin’ Labs’ Dex is lost. He’s just 2 years old and someone opened the gate at his home and he’s missing. Dex is a black lab, microchipped, but not wearing his collar. He got out this morning in the vicinity north of Osuna and east of Edith. If you see him please call us at 505-362-0331. Owners are desperate to find him. (Photo will be posted shortly.)

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Meet one of then newest members of the Luvin’ Labs family…Juni…a full-breed chocolate lab who can’t wait to call a family her very own!

From her foster:  Juni has been in my home for about a week now as she is recovering from being spayed.  She is very sweet and very much wants her own human to cuddle with (she likes to be on the sofa to watch tv or just at my feet as I’m working or reading).  As she gets more comfortable with humans, I’d imagine she’d branch out a bit more, but at present – she’s my shadow.  She has started to show some signs of wanting to play with the other canine family members, unfortunately, since they are getting older they don’t have the same interest.  She is non-reactive to cats – she doesn’t seem to know what they are, but hasn’t shown any interest in chasing them either.  We are working on leash walking, and she walks right next to me, no pulling, just a leisurely stroll as she gets her bearings. I’ve only heard her bark a couple times and doesn’t join in on “crowd” barking.  She seems to be housetrained, as there have been no mistakes either in the house or in her crate.  She really is a great dog and needs a family that has the time and patience to help her realize her full potential.  Juni will be 2 in December, so she still has some filling out to do!

If you are interested in meeting Juni 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 Jake who is a very handsome boy.  Jake is a full-breed chocolate who gets along will all other dogs, whether large or small.  He’s quite mellow for a 5 year old and just wants to be a companion to a new best friend.  Jake’s a smart dog and hasn’t really gotten the attention he deserves so he’s eager to have someone who wants to spend time with him.  Jake would do well with a single person, couple or family, just someone who wants to spend lots of time with him.

If you are interested in meeting Jake 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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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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Meet Tara who’s been waiting for a few weeks to get to Albuquerque, become a Luvin’ Labs’ pup and start her journey to find a new forever home.  Well, she’s here and ready to go!  Tara is slim and lanky, and at 9 months, already weighing 60 pounds so we expect she’s going to be a tall girl.  She’s energetic, friendly with other dogs, crate trained and wants to please.

If you are interested in meeting Tara 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 this pup call (505) 362-0331.

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Durango is a lab that just wants to be loved.  At 6 years old she really hasn’t experienced the comforts that a loving home and family have to offer.  Durango is very shy when you first meet her, but with time she becomes that dog that bonds for life.  She relates to and gets along great with other dogs and, for that reason, we’ll be looking to place her in a home where she’ll have another dog.  Be warned…Durango has the most soulful eyes that just seem to pull you in.

If you are interested in meeting Durango 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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Well hello there, my name is Elsa and I’m looking for my very own forever home.  While the last few weeks living in a shelter with so many dogs has been very stressful, I now know I’m safe and my true personality is out for all to see.  I’m a happy, friendly 2 year old.  I’m pretty much a social butterfly (great with other dogs) and anxious to know all that is going on around me.  I dream of a home with a new best friend/family and lots of activity.  Ask to meet me, I have no doubt you’ll want to take me home!

If you are interested in meeting me 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 sweet, mellow boy Grizzly.   From his new foster mom:  “Grizzly is quite timid but really wants to get to know people and be petted and is friendly and very much wants to please.   He is a lovely, easy dog but he needs a patient experienced dog owner who will work with him so that he overcomes his shyness. This includes providing a structured home environment as he is much more confident when he knows what is expected of him. It also includes dog training and proper socialization.  Grizzly is dog friendly and needs another playful, well socialized dog to play with him and give him confidence. He uses a dog door and hasn’t had any accidents in the house (we haven’t had him long enough to call him housebroken although he appears to be). He would be fine with older children but probably should not be around young children because he startles easily and is still afraid of quick movements. Grizzly is 8-9 months old and is a great dog who is only going to get better with love.”

If you are interested in meeting Grizzly 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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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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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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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!

Bella loves kids and will play fetch all day!  She’s gets along with other dogs and is okay with cats with the proper introduction.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ~