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Meet Mork, one of the youngest members of the Luvin’ Labs family and brother to Mindy.  Mork, at 7 months, is a typical lab puppy…energetic, friendly and wanting to please.  Mork, who is in need of a foster home while we find him the perfect forever home, is our special needs pup as he was born without a foot, but typical of any puppy, he doesn’t let it bother him in the least.

If you are interested in meeting Mork 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 Mork call (505) 362-0331. The cuddles and labby kisses you get from him will be so worth it.   Mork just wants to be loved…

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Kennan, our tall, handsome chocolate lab has been through a lot in his 7 years, but still portrays such a gentle soul.  Kennan has spent the last few months of his life bouncing from one home to another, one small town shelter to another.  He continues to show affection to everyone he meets, obviously enjoying just a pat on the head or the offer of a small treat.  And he knows that sometimes you have to work for that treat by demonstrating a “sit” when told.  Kennan loves to fetch a ball and even brings it back and drops.

If you are interested in meeting Kennan 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 about him call (505) 362-0331.

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Handsome one year old Jaeger was found wandering in a field outside a small community with no collar or microchip to give a clue to his identity.  Upon his arrival at the shelter it was found that Jaeger had a severe injury to his back leg and the call went out that this boy needed a rescue for survival.  As is their nature, the good folks at Good Shepherd Animal Clinic stepped up to help Jaeger.  His shattered leg was beyond repair and amputation was the only solution.

Jaeger had that life saving surgery and is now well on his way to recovery.  He loves his new life in the clinic, but realizes the ultimate goal is to have his very own loving forever home.  Jaeger is a happy pheno-type lab, super friendly to both humans and dogs and a big “snuggle bug”.  While he may be described as special needs, that means he’s special, not that he’s needy.  Watching Jaeger you would never know that he ever had or needed 4 legs…3 are just fine with him.

If you are interested in meeting Jaeger 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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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.

1/30/2016 Update from her foster mom:  Seneca is a playful,  energetic little girl.  She is very good on a leash.  Does not like getting into cars.  We’re working on her manners,  not jumping and chewing personal items.  We put her in the kennel when we’re not home. She loves to cuddle with me and sleeps in a doggy bed.

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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Handsome Riggs was just hours away from never knowing the love and comfort of a new forever home.  Another rescue had offered this guy safe haven and then never showed up to get him on what was to be his last day.  Luvin’ Labs stepped in and with the help of some awesome local volunteers were able to saved him.  Riggs is now on his  adventure of finding a new family to love.  Riggs is 2 years old and very friendly with both people and other dogs.  He’s smart too and loves to learn…he’s practicing his “sit and shake” and is so proud of himself.

1/10/2016 update from our boarding volunteer:  Riggs is the perfect gentleman, loves to be loved on, brushed and just hanging out with his people.  We have brushed him so much that he thinks it’s a part of his daily routine.  He walks pretty good on a leash, pulls a little, but just excited to be alive and loved.  His favorite activity…discovering new things.

If you are interested in meeting Riggs 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 Yancy, a 2 year old yellow lab who came to us highly recommended by the shelter staff.  On his 2 hour “Freedom Ride” to Albuquerque from the shelter he just stared at his rescuer with his paw gently placed on her arm as if to convey his appreciation.  He’s gentle, loving and gets along well with people and other dogs.  Loves his toys and enjoys a game of keeping them away from you.  He’s quite the bundle of energy, but loves his cuddling time too.

Yancy’s tail wags all the time which caused our handsome boy to develop “happy tail” so severe that his tail had to be shorten so it would heal.  Still the same happy dog…just a little less tail to wag!

If you are interested in meeting Yancy 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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Our hearts were breaking when we saw this beautiful girl in the shelter.  We don’t know the circumstances that resulted in this 13 year old lab being taken to a shelter, but it’s hard to imagine how she felt with all the strange surroundings.  We so often say our adopters and fosters are the best and our rescue of Marley Rose is the perfect example.  A previous adopter immediately stepped forwarded and offered to foster her…a warm bed, a lovely home with a big yard and a person to cuddle with.  From her foster we know that Marley Rose (she received her middle name as a tribute to the foster’s mom) is a very young 13, very active, gentle and well-mannered.  She walks well on a leash with no reactions to other dogs or bike riders on the walking path…just demonstrates her great tail-wagging action as a greeting.  She’s great with children and loves to give labby kisses.

If you are interested in meeting Marley Rose 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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He’s a beautiful 3 year old yellow lab looking for a new forever home and his name is Kid.  His owner described him as “a fun loving goofball.  He loves to be close to you at all times and to play inside with his chuckle duck.  He rides well in cars, trucks and rangers and he loves to run.  Kid walks well on a leash and loves to swim.  His favorite place…sleeping at your feet or next to your bed.”  Kid gets along with everybody…other dogs, kids, even cats.  Kid enjoys time inside and outside, and has great house manners. He doesn’t jump to greet or jump fences.  So why is this awesome dog looking for a new home?  He didn’t get along with the cows and horses on his owner’s new property so now he’s a Luvin’ Labs dog looking for a new forever home.  If you are looking for the perfect dog and don’t have livestock Kid might just be your dog.

If you are interested in meeting Kid 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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How often we hear “who leaves a dog like that in a shelter?” and our Kindred is the perfect example.  Kindred is a 7 year old yellow female who’s only negative is she’s just not too fond of cats.  She loves spending time with kids and enjoys the company of other dogs.  Kindred is looking for a person or family that wants a dog that is more mature, but still interested in playing and learning.  She’s just as happy laying next to her best friend as she is playing fetch in the backyard.

1/6/2016 Update from Kindred’s Foster:  Kindred is a young 7 year old lab but definitely out of her puppy stages. She loves people but isn’t too needy and doesn’t need to jump to get your attention. She has never shown any interest in chewing or a tendency to destroy our things. She sleeps in her crate at night and lays on her bed next to her humans when she isn’t in her crate. She has never had an accident in the house. Our dogs who are very tolerant do okay with her but she would probably do best with either a very passive dog or by herself. She walks and runs on a leash without much pulling except when she sees a friendly face who wants to pet her (did I mention she loves people).  She has never escaped and doesn’t seem to want to. Kindred is will make a great family dog in a household willing to take her on a daily short walk or two particularly if she is the only dog.

If you are interested in meeting Kindred 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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You know you’re a handsome guy when the staff at the shelter comments about your gorgeous good looks.  But unfortunately that doesn’t get you a home.  However, Quentin is one of the lucky ones as he’s now a part of the Luvin’ Labs family and beginning an adventure that will change the rest of his life!  Quentin is just over a year old and a real sweetheart.  He gets along with other dogs, loves people attention and walks so nice on a leash.  Quentin is a big English type lab with a large body and blocky head.  He is going to make someone the perfect companion.

If you are interested in meeting Quentin 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 interested in fostering him call (505) 362-0331.

 

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CeeCee hasn’t been a Luvin’ Lab dog very long, but already she has the reputation of being a complete sweetheart.  She’s looking for a best friend who will help her loose a few of those extra pounds before the holidays…just a good diet and some extra exercise should do the trick.  While we don’t yet know her favorite things to do, we think she’s most likely a cuddler and loves attention.    At 5 years old she’s at the perfect age…a combination of playful and mellow.

If you are interested in meeting CeeCee 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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Our handsome Malaki…a senior boy left homeless in the shelter.  He had a home…he had a family…that is evident by his personality and health condition.  We can only guess as to why he wasn’t claimed.  One thing for sure, Malaki’s transition from beloved family pet to homeless in the shelter hasn’t damped his spirit one bit. We’ve found him to be very calm, easy to handle, no trouble walking him on a leash.  He knows several basic commands, is attentive and very friendly.  His favorite thing…hugs from a new best friend.

11/21/15 Update from Malaki’s foster mom:

Malaki is a medium sized black Lab.   He needed a little help getting healthier and to gain some weight, but now he is ready to find that family who would appreciate him for the wonderful loving guy that he is.  

Malaki has had some hard times in his 7-8 years of  life.  He was apparently hit by a car sometime in his previous life which left him with a hip and jaw injury.   Both have long since healed up, though probably didn’t receive the proper Vet care at the time.    But that doesn’t keep Malaki from bouncing around when he sees his favorite people (or food dish) and he can certainly keep up just fine on a walk.   He loves to go for walks.  

This is a very sweet natured dog. – calm and wants to please…. he is so very grateful for a nice warm bed to lay on.,   He sure doesn’t ask for much….. but he really loves to get and give hugs and kisses to anyone who is kind enough to give him a chance.   In fact, he’d kind of like to be a lap dog.   He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster family, both males and females.    He quickly won the hearts of the folks at the Vet clinic and with Luvin’ Labs volunteers and especially his Foster Family.   He’s just a really nice, polite guy who sure deserves a better life than he has had.   He will need a little routine care on his poor ears and some attention to arthritis prevention and some good nutrition, but he will sure give you a whole lot of love and gratitude back in return.    He is waiting for that special someone to come and find out just how precious he is.

If you are interested in meeting Malaki 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 one of our recent additions to the Luvin’ Labs family…Hershey.  He’s an 8 year old chocolate lab who found himself homeless.  But Hershey used all his charms becoming one of the shelter favorites and they were determined to give this boy a second change.  Hershey joined the Luvin’ Labs family and is now enjoying all the comforts of a loving foster home.  While that’s a good place to be, what Hershey really wants is his very own forever home.  Hershey gets along with other dogs and likes just being a mellow companion.

Update from his foster mom:  He gets along with all the dogs and ignores my cat.  He is not food aggressive.  He is house trained and knows some basic commands.  He does know how to walk on a leash but needs some refresher training on this.  He does not pull but goes from side to side.   Overall he is a very nice dog.  He does like toys, and likes to tear them up, like my dogs.

If you are interested in meeting Hershey 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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Like some people, some dogs never seem to age…Fresco…looks and acts like a 3 year old…but is actually 7 years old.  Watching Fresco play, one can’t help but smile…he enjoys life and hasn’t let his recent time in the shelter affect his happy attitude.  Fresco is looking for a forever home that appreciates his maturity as well as his desire to sometimes just be a pup!  Fresco gets along with other dogs and seems to ignore cats.  Come meet Fresco, but be ready for a good game of fetch…

If you are interested in meeting Fresco 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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Jack Black, his mom (Luvin’ Labs Shelby) and two siblings were left on their own on property south of Albuquerque when their owner died unexpectedly.  Shelby was taken to the shelter by a concerned neighbor where she was rescued by Luvin’ Labs, but we knew we had to get her babies into the rescue too.  Our awesome volunteer was able to coax Jack Black to her; he was more than happy to be back into a home with good food, a warm bed and a ton of affection.  We’re still working on getting the other two siblings who are a bit more elusive.

Jack Black is about 1-1/2 years old, friendly and good with people and other dogs.  He’s in foster now and learning all the things he needs to know to become a perfect house dog.  He’s smart so that shouldn’t take long.

If you are interested in meeting Jack Black 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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Luvin’ Labs Robbie finds everything about life a joy, even her short time in a small community shelter.  Robbie’s family surrendered her to the shelter as they were moving from outside town into town and just thought she might not fit in…what???  Robbie is 4 years old, house trained, gets along with other dogs, rides well in a car, good on a leash, knows basic commands and is just so sweet.  And if you’re looking for a smaller lab, Robbie is only 55 pounds.

If you are interested in meeting Robbie 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 Robbie call (505) 362-0331.

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Junie is the sweetest girl…from her previous owner we find “she is so affectionate and loving, one of her favorite things to do is cuddle on the couch or in bed.  If she had it her way she would be spooning with her owner every night.  She has no idea that she is not a lap dog.  She is pretty mellow for a 2.5 year old lab, but she is very athletic and she loves running and playing outside. She is the smartest dog you will ever meet, she picks things up super fast, is potty trained, and an excellent watch dog. She is also a very beautiful dog and is good with cats.”  Junie has been to obedience training.

So why is Junie looking for a new home?  Well, Junie and her older sister just didn’t always see eye-to-eye.  Both wanted to be the boss (sounds like a couple of teenage sisters), so we’re looking for a new home for Junie as either an only dog or a home with a male dog.

1/10/2016 update from our boarding volunteer:  If you are looking for a fun and playful dog for your young dog, Junie is the one.  She loves other dogs, especially if they are young and playful.  A sweetheart, very loving and loves to go between your legs and get scratched on the behind.  You have to meet this beautiful, smart girl!

If you are interested in meeting Junie 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 interested in fostering her call (505) 362-0331.

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She came to us from a very very small town in NM; how she got there we have no idea.  Puddin’ is just 9 months old and knows what it’s like to be lonely and afraid, but that doesn’t affect her spirit…her tail wags as each person pats her head and she appreciates every hug she gets.  Puddin’ loves all her labbie friends at the clinic and we think a home with another dog would be ideal for her.  We’re enjoying the time we’re spending with this sweet girl and the opportunity it gives us to know her better.

If you are interested in meeting Puddin’ 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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Poor  precious Sammie is a senior Lab who has surely been through some hard times recently.    He was found as a stray, very thin and out of time in the shelter when Luvin’ Labs stepped up to help him out.  Sammie got some much needed dental work to help him eat easier and some medical care for his infected ears and is now in a foster home to help him recover and regain his health.

Sammie is a smaller sized, 10 yr old yellow Lab.  He is a very gentle soul… a sweet natured boy who really appreciates any kindness he receives.   He loves being in the house with you and is happy to nap near you or put his sweet face in your lap to be petted.  He sleeps all night in his crate.

Sammie gets along with other dogs and has shown no interest in the cat.   If you want a gentle walking companion, this boy is wonderful.   He walks right at your side and doesn’t pull on the leash at all, so he must have had some training at some time in his past.  He must have been someone’s pet, but no one came for him in the shelter.

Sammie deserves to have a nice home where he can be loved and cared for.  He just wants to be safe and have plenty of good food and a nice bed to sleep in with a family to share his golden years with.  Luvin’ Labs is committed to find this sweet dog a family to love him.   He will return that love many times over.

If you are interested in meeting Sammie 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 Coco. She is 7 years old (aka the perfect lab age), and she is a purebred chocolate lab.  Her previous family was moving and unable to take this special girl with them.  Coco is sweet, loving, friendly and she is great with kids. She loves to play catch and go for walks, is excellent on a leash, doesn’t dig or jump fences, isn’t food or toy aggressive, and doesn’t ever nip or bite. Lovely Coco gets along with other dogs and her best friend was a chihuahua so she would do well in a home with small dogs. She is housebroken and has excellent manners in the house. Coco has diabetes. If you have ever cared for an animal with diabetes, you know that as long as her diabetes is managed, she is just like any other 7 year old dog and she has many great years ahead of her. This wonderful girl is anxious to find a new forever home.

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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Cinder takes her foster human for a walk around the play yard.

Meet 9 year old, Cinder- a female chocolate Labrador Retriever. Cinder is a wonderful companion who loves people, especially children. She is a very sweet and gentle soul with lots of personality. Cinder enjoys- no, LOVES- going for walks and will often carry her own leash and sometimes grabs her foster sister’s leash to lead her out to the car. Cinder is also a talker and likes to tell you when she is hungry or when it is time for her walk. Her foster dad says “it is not usually a bark, more like an “Rrrrrrrr” sound.. unless you ignore her too long, then she’ll give you a bark”.  Her foster dad has lots more wonderful things to say about Cinder:

She is well trained, I tell her to sit when I am feeding her and she will (Mostly!) stay until I say it is OK to go to her food, even when it is sitting on the ground in front of her. She does well when I am not at home and when I return she is laying on the rug by the door. She is very good about food and does not rush to get things that fall on the floor, I usually beat her to it if it is something she should not have. She is very gentle and will even let you take something out of her mouth if you need to. Cinder gets along with other dogs with the right introduction, although sometimes unfamiliar dogs in the park make her nervous but I tell her to sit, and she does better.

Cinder has some damage to her larynx so it’s best that she walks wearing a harness and she will need to go to a home that is smoke-free. If you are interested in meeting Cinder 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 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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Without our foster parents, we have no means to rescue the dogs we do.  Foster parents are the backbone of Luvin’ Labs.  It is with their incredible generosity of time, home, love and caring that many labs are rescued and placed in their loving forever homes.

At the current time we have at least 12 dogs in our rescue that need foster homes until they can find their forever homes.  Please consider offering your heart and home to one of these pups.  For information on the fostering program click here or call (505) 362-0331.

Please take a look at the video below…all of these pups need a foster until they can find their forever homes.  Then read their bios…does one of these dogs pull at your heartstrings?  Please give us a call or complete the foster application.  You won’t regret it…

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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

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November 21:  Jazmine is still missing.  We believe someone must have taken her in since she has not shown up at the shelters and there have been no sightings of her.  Do you know of a neighbor who has a black female lab they found around the 4th of July?  This could be our Jazmine.  She is miscrochipped, but had no collar.  Please, call if you know of her. 

September 11:  We have still had no news of Jazmine.  We are hoping that some kind family took her in, and we are hoping they will call us and help us get her back to her family.  At this point, she could be anywhere.  Have you seen her?

July 18th Update:  We are still looking.  Jazmine could be near Phoenix/Washington/Menual area, she could be near the open space near Costco on I-25/Montgomery, she could have followed a bike path and traveled up to the Chelwood park area.  She has been missing for over two weeks!  Please, if you have time go out to these areas and take a look.  We have put up flyers, but if you can also help with that please call us.  We are hoping someone has her and will call.  She is microchipped!

July 16th Update:  It is believed that Jazmine was seen in the vicinity of Chelwood Park near Lomas and Tramway today.

Jazmine’s owner is desperate to find her…Jazmine is a 3 year old female black lab who got out of her family’s yard on the 4th of July.  Last seen in the vicinity of Phoenix and Carlisle NE in Albuquerque on the evening of the 4th.  Jazmine slipped out of her collar, but is microchipped.   If you see her or know where she might be please call 505-720-6806 or 505-362-0331.

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 ~