Archive for the 'Available Dogs – Luvin’ Labs' Category

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Did your know us labs have a special power?  We wag our tails with our hearts!! I am the perfect one to show you how we do it. … my name is Leia (I am a bit of a princess?), I am a beautiful yellow lab and I am the definition of happy!   My entire body wiggles especially when I have a toy in my mouth! !  I have gone through being an excellent mom twice,  but luckily those days are behind me and I am enjoying just getting to be a happy dog for the rest of my life. I am about 4 years old but you can bet I am as playful as they come  .  I love to fetch a ball (although giving it back to you is part of the game for me), tug of war is another favorite of mine. I do know basic commands like sit and come,  but would benefit from some obedience training to sharpen my skills and tone down my excitement of visitors.

If you are looking for someone to cuddle with I’m your girl. I get along great with other dogs,  do well with cats and have been living in a foster home with dogs,  cats,  rabbits and chickens. If you are as excited to meet me as I am to meet you fill out an adoption application right away.

If you are interested in meeting Leia 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Tasker2Meet 1 year old male Tasker and he is a big ol’ sweet love. Volunteers are already singing Tasker’s praises and say he is a WONDERFUL dog- friendly with other dogs (seems to do well with dogs both large and small), playful and happy. He loves human interaction and they say he is a rockstar at fetch- this guy will go after two balls and carry them both back! Taskers previous owner had children between the ages of 2-9 and said he did well with all of them so would make a good family dog. He was an outside dog in his previous life, but he loved nothing more than when he was allowed in the house to sleep and was always quiet and well behaved. He requests a home where he can be a valued member of the family and come inside and spend lots of quality time with his people. We would love to get Tasker into a foster home as soon as possible… so if you have a little extra room, Tasker would be extremely grateful if he could crash at your place for awhile while we look for a permanent home for him.

If you are interested in meeting Tasker 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Taker call (505) 362-0331.

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MarlaThis lovely lady is Marla and she is a 3 year old Lab cross (possibly part Great Pyranese). Marla is in the market for a foster home… or better yet, a new forever home! She is a sweet girl who is good with children, thinks people are wonderful creatures, and seems to be good with other dogs. She tells us that she would be thrilled to interview for any open “family dog” positions, but her writing skills aren’t great (no thumbs), so she’ll need you to fill out the application.  Since Marla is new to the Luvin’ Labs, we are still getting to know her but we will be sure to post an update soon. Until then, she would love to arrange a meeting so you can learn about how wonderful she is first hand.

If you are interested in meeting Marla 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Marla call (505) 362-0331.

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Update:  Bubba desperately needs to gain about 20 lbs. and he will not be able to do so if he continues to live at boarding!  He needs a home where he can be fed and loved on!  He loves to put his head in your lap and just be loved on.  Soft voices and stability will go a long way in helping Bubba relax and gain some weight! We would love to see him at around 70lb. instead of his current 50lb weight!  Please, can you help?

My name is Bubba and I am a 1-year old male yellow Labrador Retriever. I was pulled from a high-kill shelter the very day I was supposed to be euthanized. I’m a very sweet, loving boy and by the looks of me, I suppose you can tell I’ve had a rough run of it here recently. I’m exhausted, stressed and I need a never ending food bowl. I’m ready for a warm, safe home with humans to love me- even if it’s only temporary while I wait for a forever home. Please take a second to see how happy my adopted friends have made all of these people . I hope that I can make someone just as happy.

The Luvin’ Labs folks said NM shelters are bursting at the seams with Labs right now and they are pleading for fosters. Please don’t let the lump in your throat or the tears in your eyes stop you from helping. If you can’t foster you can help just by sharing our bios with your friends and family.

If you are interested in meeting Bubba 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

Penny

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month! Let’s help find sweet, gentle senior, Penny a new forever home. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Penny’s owner had to say goodbye to her loyal friend. Her former owner has so much love for her sweet girl, so it was with a heavy heart that she was forced to make this very difficult decision.

Penny is an 11-13 year old lab mix who is sweet, devoted, steady and even.  She likes her walks, although her joints are becoming more stiffened lately and she cannot walk long.  She is on a special diet and her hearing is a little iffy, but she responds to hand signals. She is a calm, loving girl. Penny is a doll with cats – she pays next to no attention to them, does not react to hissing or other related behaviors.  She allows the kitten to play with her tail, and she graciously allows them to cuddle up next to her.  Her attitude is one of easy/companionable indifference.  She also seems to hold this attitude towards small dogs.

All Penny needs is a loving home where she can live out the remainder of her days with plenty of love…. Please help us find this old girl a very special home.

If you are interested in meeting Penny 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Penny call (505) 362-0331.

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3 legs, 2 eyes, 2 ears and one amazing heart… Meet Kay the Stray, a lovely labby girl about 5-7 year old. Kay so endeared herself to the wonderful man that found her, that he couldn’t fathom taking her to a shelter where, regardless of all of her other wonderful attributes, a tripod would almost certainly be put to sleep. While out for a walk with his own dog, her human hero found this special girl wandering alone along the arroyos between Corrales and Rio Rancho. He was immediately concerned for her safety as she would be easy prey for the coyotes, so he brought her back to his place. No tags, no chip…. so with the help of flyers and neighbors, he finally tracked down her home, only to find that it was vacant with no forwarding address. Kay’s new friend tells us that she is very sweet and gets along with other dogs, she is housebroken, and she knows how to use a doggy door. Sadly, the only thing this girl does wrong, is tries to jump the fence and escape… We believe this doggedly determined 3-legged girl is just trying to find her people, but there is no indication that they are trying to find her. As far as we can tell, Kay is ALL heart. Please join us in helping Kay’s human hero to find her a loving home.

If you are interested in meeting Kay 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.  Owner Listing

 

???????????????????????????????4 year old black male Labrador Retriever, Coal somehow ended up alone and wandering rural New Mexico. Someone found him, tended to some minor superficial injuries, and kept him safe for two weeks. All the while they kept in contact with animal control, believing his people must be looking for their wonderful dog. He’s strikingly handsome, friendly with both humans and other dogs, walks well on a leash… he’s just a good natured kinda guy. But sadly, as is often the case, nobody ever called looking for Coal… So when it became evident that he was simply discarded and forgotten, not lost, he was eventually turned over to animal control. Like every lab we’ve rescued before him, we looked into those beautiful Labrador eyes and knew we needed to help him find a special someone to give him the life he seemed to have been searching for when he was first found. Think only other people are heroes? Not true! Fosters are heroes and Coal just so happens to be in need of a loving, warm place to stay until we can match him with his forever home.

If you are interested in meeting Coal 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Coal call (505) 362-0331.

 

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BrodeyHow ’bout this good looking guy!? Brodey is a 3-5 year old male Labrador Retriever, an all-around great guy,  and a most incredible athlete. Mr. Brodey quickly won the heart of his human rescue advocate, who works with dogs for a living. She tells us that Brodey is by far the best dog she has worked with at her current job… That’s quite an endorsement!!! Brodey is good with other dogs- not really very interested in them. He is very affectionate and tactile with humans and loves a good pat and lots of scratches. Interested in meeting this guy? Well, you better hurry if you want to be Brodey’s forever home- he’s quite the special dog.

If you are interested in meeting Brodey 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Brodey call (505) 362-0331.

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RexRex is a 3-4 year old male black labby boy who loves to make us smile. Early on with us, Rex had the misfortune of suffering with bloat.  Because one of our volunteers noticed he was not feeling well, we got him to our vet office quickly and they performed the surgery that saved his life.  In spite of that he’s an eternal optimist and as far as we can tell, absolutely nothing gets him down. He will need monitoring of food and water intake and will need care with some exercise, but other than that, Rex is a pretty “special” dog.  He  is quite mellow , but still  loves to play and be social: he is great with other dogs and he loves people.  He enjoys car rides and he has a great time playing and sharing some laughs with his foster brothers and sisters. He is totally housebroken, not at all food or toy aggressive and loves to be loved on by his human friends. Rex is also a big fan of ” fetch” and he even knows some basic commands! He’s the kind of dog who reminds us that there is always a bright side and life is fabulously wonderful- even when everyone else is having a bad day.  He would love a human who can be home with him quite a bit!  Need some more happy in your life? Then come meet Rex!

If you are interested in meeting Rex 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Rex call (505) 362-0331.

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Daisy MaeLocated in Colorado and available in the Denver area!  Looking for a family dog? Daisy Mae is a 5-6 month old New Mexico labby mix girl who is ready for her forever home in beautiful Colorado. She would be a fantastic dog for kids and a great friend to another dog. Sweet Little Miss Daisy Mae is in the silliest, busiest, most entertaining phase of puppihood, but her personality has blossomed… and she is all about love and friendship. Because she is young, she needs a patient, loving family who will help all of her very best qualities bloom! We predict that Daisy Mae is going to be some lucky person’s very best friend. If you would like to meet her, don’t delay because this lil’ beauty queen is ready to meet you.

If you are interested in meeting Daisy Mae 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Located in Colorado and available in the Denver area! Sweet Lulu was left at the shelter by her family under circumstances that were not of her own design. For three whole months this loyal, kind, true, and even mannered friend waited for a family that needed her as much as she needed them. It takes a few years for a soul to become this sweet, and at 8 years old she’s perfectly housetrained, way past the chewing stage, and loves sleeping through the night. In fact, the folks at the shelter thought this girl was so special that she asked us if we could make her a member of the Luvin Labs family. We stepped up to help her find a family that will appreciate her luxurious fur, soulful eyes, wagging tail and infectious smile.

Foster update!! Lulu has settled into indoor family life very nicely. She’s a lovely housemate who is getting along splendidly with our two other labs, two 7 year olds and anyone who comes to the house. She’d love to play with the kitties, and she’s easily corrected with a “leave my kitty alone” and a “good girl” afterwards for displaying good manners. Likewise, she’s very adept at letting the squirrels on our fence know that ours is a squirrel free yard. She’s a sweet baby girl who loves peanut butter, warm spots of sun to lay in, and belly rubs. She’s so very calm and loves to sleep on a doggy bed in your bedroom. She will be your constant friend and ever so grateful for a home of her own. Any family would be lucky to have this wonderful girl!

If you are interested in meeting Lulu 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Allie

Looking for that perfect lab that wants nothing more than to be your best friend?  Look no further…This is Allie, a 7 year old wonderful girl, very sweet, extremely mellow and so friendly.  She loves being inside and just spending time with the family.  She enjoys the adventure of going, is very curious and rides well in a car.  While she likes spending time with her foster lab brothers, she is probably more of a people dog.  She’s crate trained, not a jumper, and shows no signs of separation anxiety.  Allie is 100% perfect in the house as long as you don’t leave a sweet treat on the edge of the kitchen counter, just to tempting to resist  (she is a lab after all).  Allie would make the perfect companion for someone who is looking for a lab that is loving and has a low energy level.

If you are interested in meeting Allie 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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This lovely lady is Bacall and she is a black Labrador Retriever. Bacall is a very petite girl by lab standards… and she is absolutely stunning in person. Bacall recently had a litter of puppies and they are just about weened and ready for their own homes. Like all new moms of septuplets, Bacall is really, really tired and she’s so ready to be the one who is spoiled and doted on for a change. She brought her pups into the world and raised them for their first 6 weeks at the Good Shepherd Animal Clinic, where she and the pups were given the royal treatment and cared for with the utmost love and attention. But a clinic is not the same as a home with a grassy yard to run and play, soft beds, and long naps under a sunny window. Would you help us find this girl a real home? Bacall has had an adventure of epic proportions- she was hours away from delivering her babies in the Sandia Mountains and trying to care for them as a stray. She would never have survived the complicated delivery. Bacall is oh-so-ready for a foster or forever home.

If you are interested in meeting Bacall 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering call (505) 362-0331.

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Bacall and and her babies.

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This adorable little labby face belongs to Megan. She was rescued from a high-kill rural shelter to honor a beautiful angel named Mindy, who lost her battle to seizures.

Magan is about 6 months old and she’s as sweet as they come. She is awesome with other dogs, loves to play, and is a definite snuggle bug. Her personality is loving, curious, cautiously confident and submissive. Megan has the most precious little baby seal face and her coloring is a stunning, sleek ebony black with eyes to match- no photo could ever do this girl justice. She is an absolute delight and she will make a wonderful friend for some lucky person or family. Her temporary foster family says she is most certainly a gift from an angel.

Foster update: Megan is our first LL foster and we were fully prepared for lots of puppy mischief. Instead, we got so lucky that words cannot describe- she is just wonderful! She is a sweet, gentle snuggler, and when you pet her she gets so melty that her eylids start to flutter shut and her little body goes limp. She is dog #5 in our house and her foster siblings include a very old, frail senior a tiny toy breed. She is fantastic with both of them. She loves our two other dogs- They play until it’s nap time, then they sleep in a big pile, and then they wake up and play some more and I’ve not seen a single scuffle. House training is going well- she has had 1 accident in the past month! She is crate trained and stays in her crate while we are gone for up to 4 hours at a time. She is still learning what sorts of things are appropriate to chew on and has smuggled a few flip flops and pillows outside and tries to sneak away with our socks. She is not really destructive and instead wants to just carry things around in her mouth. She is still a little nervous when meeting new people and looks to our other dogs to decide how to proceed, but once she warms up to new people she is such a sweet, loving dog. She definitely needs a home with another dog that would like to play with her.

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 Megan 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Megan call (505) 362-0331.FullSizeRender4

Hayden

Beautiful Hayden, left in a high-kill shelter with her BFF with no idea why; at least they had each other for comfort.  Both dogs are doing the “happy dance” today as they both have been rescued, are safe and will soon be looking for those special places called forever homes.  Hayden, a one year old yellow female lab, now calls Luvin’ Labs family.  From what we know she is typical lab…sweet, friendly, and always ready to play.

If you are interested in meeting Hayden 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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My name is Franknberry and I’m a 5 year old male lab/golden retriever mix. I’m an extremely friendly, cuddly guy and they say I would be an excellent family dog. I am also good with other dogs and I have the most wonderful leash manners- I generally like to just walk calmly beside my humans. Because I am so good on a leash, they assumed I must know all sorts of things… but it turns out I only know how to be sweet and good (which they say are the 2 most important things). I’m very excited to learn some tricks though, and since I’m super smart I know you’ll be able to teach me! The lady who took pictures of me for this post said that I was possibly the easiest dog she has ever photographed because I just sat patiently like a good boy and let her snap away. My paws are crossed that I can go home with someone who takes me for lots of walks and takes zillions of pictures of my adorable face to show off to everyone they know.

Franknberry lives with his awesome foster dog and he has this to say about Franknberry:

Is house trained, no accidents.
No attempts to mark.
Doesn’t chew things.
Learned sit, come, go in your crate.
Very affectionate. Wants to always be with me.
Content to just sleep when I’m working on the computer.
Absolutely gorgeous!

If you are interested in meeting Franknberry 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Franknberry call (505) 362-0331.

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BellaDona and Duke

BellaDona and Duke  Because we care … one of our fosters was at a garage sale where they were giving away BellaDona and Duke free … she couldn’t let that happen, so, Luvin’ Labs now has a few small friends that are looking for their forever home ..

 

BellaDona and her brother Duke are a wonderful 3 year old terrier mix duo.  They love to run and play and are great Lap dogs.  They are both spayed/neutered and are up to date on all their shots.  They are crate trained and 100% house trained (they will go to the door to let you know they need to go out).  They were born on January 7, 2011 and have always been together, but they could be adopted separately if needed.  They do get along great and they always look for each other, but they bond strongly to people, so this could be overcome.  They do know basic commands and are not aggressive in the slightest.  Bella weighs about 15 pounds and brother Duke weighs twice that (he needs to drop some weight – but it does not slow him down at all)  The are just really cute,  sweet , happy little guys and they get along with my big Labs with no problem.  They have also met the cats and had no issues.

If you are interested in meeting BellaDona and Duke 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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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.

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Wow! This handsome boy with the hypnotic eyes is Dean. Word is that 1 year old labby boy Dean is housebroken, likes other dogs, loves to play, knows how to sit, stay and come (responds to both verbal commands and hand gestures), and would make a good family dog. Oh, and he is learning to fetch! So, basically what his former owner was saying when he left this sweet boy at the shelter, is that Dean is an amazing young dog. His owner moved out of state and left Dean and his buddy Sam at the shelter. The boys are young and very resilient so they can be adopted separately. We think Dean (and his friend Sam) sound like fantastic pups so if you are interested, don’t delay.

If you are interested in meeting Dean 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 3 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Chloe and Madix are friendly, gentle, sweet senior pups who are good with other dogs. They were left in a rural shelter several months ago and rescued by a compassionate individual who became aware of their story. Chloe and Madix are casualties domestic violence. They were both deeply loved by their owner. She had hoped she could come back for them in September, but all indications are that she is not in a position to care for them and won’t be anytime soon. Would you open your home and heart to these scared, confused seniors who were rescued from a horrid southern shelter? They’ve lived their whole lives with their mom, who had to run in fear and couldn’t’ take them with her.

If you are interested in meeting Chloe and Madix 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Chloe and Madix call (505) 362-0331. 


RomeoThis handsome heart throb is Romeo and he is 18 months old. Romeo is a fantastic dog and his previous owner describes him as sweet, loving and very affectionate. He definitely loves the ladies, but will take some time in seeing man as his best friend.  Currently, a male volunteer is working with him and in 3 short weeks, they have become wonderful friends.  He is looking for a family with a soft spoken man who shows him that life is good and safe and full of dog treats.  He has never been around small children, but with his kind and gentle spirit, it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t love them. Romeo is OK on a leash (pulls a little when he is excited), knows basic commands and is housebroken.  He loves to fetch his soft toys and sometimes even entertains himself by tossing them in the air.  Sweet Romeo doesn’t dig, or jump fences and he is not food or toy aggressive. Romeo is neutered, micro chipped and UTD on vaccines. Sounds like a pretty great all around Labrador Retriever to us!

If you are interested in meeting Romeo 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Meet Lori (aka Lulu).  This 2 year old black lab loves to be around her humans, is being crate trained and learning what it is to just have fun. She is on the small side, at only 35 pounds, so if you’re looking for a compact lab, Lulu might be your girl. If you are interested in meeting Lori 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions please call (505) 362-0331.

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Pandora16 month old Pandora is a resilient, happy girl. You would never guess that this girl spent a terrifying night tied to the front gate of the shelter with an old piece of manila rope around her neck. But, we all know how labs are… and how puppies are! Pandora has moved on from that traumatic night and she is now winning hearts with her adorable, silly sweetness. She would love nothing more than to wiggle her way into your heart, (and sit on your lap).

Foster update! 10/12/2014 Pandora is eager to please and would do awesome with any training. She is learning the leash but still pulls and she is 100% dog door trained and crate trained! Pandora requests a home where she is the only female as she doesn’t like to share the spotlight with the other girls. She is good with male dogs. She is very loving and energetic and will appreciate a home where she gets plenty of exercise and human interaction.

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 Pandora 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Pandora call (505) 362-0331.

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Is there a home out there for me? For 7 years I’ve lived a hard life … used as a breeder dog only to have my babies taken away from me again and again.  After being rescued by Luvin’ Labs they found I had an unfixable degenerative condition that leaves me only seeing shadows and outlines of things.  However, I can learn where things are in my house very quickly, I love laying right by my person, I take a few days to adjust to a new situation.  I would so love to have a family to call my own. 

Daphne lives with an awesome foster family and her foster dad has this to say about her:

Daphne is doing very well, she runs around the yard and is playing fetch with a ball.  I think she would do very well with someone that wanted a walking or hiking partner.  She walks right next to me wherever I go, on or off a leash.  She loves laying at your feet in the evenings.  It took her a little time to get use to her new surroundings but  now it’s like she has always been here.

If you are interested in meeting Daphne 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

Daphne poses pretty with her 2 foster dog siblings

Daphne poses pretty with her 2 foster dog siblings

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

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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Been lookin’ for a special someone? Well, 8 year old yellow lab Buddy has been looking for someone special too! His foster family reports that he is a wonderful gentleman, sweet as heck and he is doing great in their multi-dog home. Buddy is a truly inspiring pup who has never lost his smile despite being left in a high-kill shelter and recently beginning painful heartworm treatments. We anticipate that this brave boy (and eternal optimist) will make a full recovery, and we certain that he will make a fantastic addition to any family.

If you are interested in meeting Buddy 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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What’s better than a Hershey Kiss?  A kiss from Lab Hershey with no added calories!  Hershey is a gorgeous deep rich chocolate colored nine year old Lab.  Hershey is house broken, good with other dogs and cats, and has never met a stranger.  Sounds like a great older girl for the right family.”

If you’re a lover of gentle, affectionate Chocolate Labs, 9 year old Hersey is someone you will definitely want to meet!

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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331. 

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Meet Elvis, a 4 year old black male Labrador. Like so many folks, Elvis’s mom has fallen on hard times recently and, sadly, is losing her home. Unfortunately, all too often when humans lose their homes, so do their beloved pets. Elvis is a good dog in desperate need of a new home and a family to bond with. He is a kind and happy sort of dog who seems to be very affable. If you live in a home with other dogs or children, Elvis might just be your guy because he is a good with any combination of the two. Cats are an unknown because he has never been around them. Elvis would love nothing more than some consistency and stability in his life – things that have been missing recently and are so important.  Do you think you are the person to offer Elvis these things? Oh, and don’t worry- he comes complete with the sweet face, adoring eyes and wet nose.

If you are interested in meeting Elvis 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 3 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions or be interested in fostering Flower call (505) 362-0331.

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This pup is Shyla, an 8 month old female lab. She is a cuddly, fun loving, happy little girl with a loving personality who is finally ready for a forever home. We say finally because Shyla had a lot to overcome before she could be adopted. On March 6th Shyla’s right front leg was amputated to resolve a painful injury that wouldn’t heal, and was robbing Shyla of a proper puppihood. She hardly missed a beat after the surgery and promptly resumed playing and entertaining her foster family.

Shyla came to Luvin’ Labs by way of a rural animal shelter where she was abandoned after her owners decided they didn’t want her. It is unknown how her leg was injured, but what we do know is that she received no veterinary care for several weeks. Instead, her previous owners duct taped a homemade splint onto her leg, causing the injury to heal incorrectly, and then decided they didn’t want her. Her fosters and Shyla’s wonderful vets have made a valiant attempt to try to recuperate her leg but, unfortunately, the damage was too severe.In order for Shyla to have the best quality of life, the decision was made to amputate her leg.

Shyla is now pain free and loving life. She is as tough as she is sweet and funny, and she is very excited to finally begin a normal life with a loving family to play with and cuddle up to. If you are looking for a great dog this girl most certainly checks all the boxes.

If you are interested in meeting Shyla 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 3 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

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Sasha  is a 11 year old beautiful silky black mellow Labrador looking for a new home.   Happy and easy going, Sasha is a real sweetheart of a Lab.  She loves other dogs, soft beds, and good food.  She is house trained and is mostly a couch potato looking for a warm place to live out her remaining years.  Her foster mom tells us:  “Sasha is so happy to be in a home again.  She has very nice manners, someone spoiled her and it’s so hard to believe they gave her up.  She’s in good physical shape for a senior.  She knows basic commands such as sit and stay.”

If you are interested in meeting Sasha 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

 

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Korie is an 8 year old gorgeous chocolate lab with the softest shiniest coat.  She is in great physical shape and loves walking, running, and hiking.  She’ll even help her new family to get in shape!  She gets along great with dogs and cats and even chickens.  She must have experienced some bad moments with humans at some point in her life and she can be timid and shy around new people, but she always remains gentle.  She very much wants to be part of a family with other dog siblings.  She also loves it when her human family members are home much of the time.  That way, she can cuddle and lay at your feet more often!  If you can give her time to check you out and make sure you are OK you will be rewarded with an incredibly loyal friend who gives the sweetest most gentle kisses.

If you are interested in meeting Korie 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331. 

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This handsome senior guy is Travis, a 12 year old male yellow Labrador retriever.  Don’t let the age fool you, this guy’s got lots of life and energy in him and would make some family a great companion.   7/2012 update from his foster mom:  “Travis has a little trouble seeing due to a cataract in one eye but that doesn’t slow him down any when it comes to loving!  His favorite activity is to lay by the couch and to get some lovin’.  He is fully house trained and can be trusted to stay inside the house on his own or enjoys being outside without digging or jumping.  He gets excited and runs around when we get home or when he knows he’s getting a treat but never jumps.  He’s very good about riding in the car, just he may need a boost to get in a taller vehicle since his legs are a little short for a lab.  He is very good with other dogs and loves everybody he meets, especially if they’ll give him a scratch behind the ears!”

If you are interested in Travis Jett 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 3 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.

 

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Scentsy Electric Candles are ceramic candle warmers that use a low-wattage light bulb to heat and melt our highly-scented long-lasting Scentsy Wax. Simply plug in your candle warmer, turn it on, and place a cube of your favorite Scentsy wax scent inside the warmer dish top. In minutes you will be enjoying one of over 80 scentsational scents. With over 70 full-size warmers, 17 mid-size warmers, and 20 plug-ins (night light style), there is surely a Scentsy Candle Warmer design to fit all your home decorating styles and preferences. These beautiful candle warmers are sure to inspire home decorating inspiration. Scentsy Wickless Candles are the best selling candles you will love.

When you order here, you will be helping Luvin’ Labs Rescue as 20% of ALL purchases will be donated to Luvin’ Labs to support their tireless work of rescue for all Labrador Retreivers and all Labrador mixes!

Direct link to the store which supports Luvin’ Labs: https://tracysdelightfulscents.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home?partyId=218131197

For more information see this Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/777377895622386/

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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.
 

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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.

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Meet Missy, a 13 year old female Yellow Lab. Missy is a deserving senior looking for a forever foster or forever home. She is blind and nearly deaf, however, she is intuitive and gets around well. She is able to use a doggy door and able to feel the warmth of the sun finding a spot to nap for bit when outside. Missy has a lifetime of experience specializing in love and loyalty and she can nap with the best of them. Her desire is to have a retired person navigate life’s journey with her. 

Please take a close look at this deserving gem. Missy is UTD on vaccinations, chipped and spayed.

Please contact Don Helfrich (dondoberman@gmail.com) for additional information.

Shorty10 year old female, Shorty is a sweet, well-mannered Chocolate Labrador Retriever who has found herself in a rather unfortunate and stressful living situation- a kennel at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Somehow, even though she’s afraid, she has managed to make the most of her situation by becoming a staff and volunteer favorite, receiving excellent marks on her doggie report card (happy disposition, loves people, enjoys gentle interactions with other dogs). A shelter, though, is no place for a senior pup, so we are hoping a special someone can give Shorty the forever home she deserves. Shorty has some typical senior ailments so she will require a little extra TLC (cataracts, arthritis and diabetes). We would like to point out that, in spite of her medical issues, she is still a bazillion times easier to care for than a puppy: she promises not to bury all your shoes, or to harass you mercilessly for no discernible reason… she will, however, show unlimited gratitude to the kind soul who sees past her ailments and appreciates her wisdom and humility.

Shorty, our paws are crossed for you, Sweet Girl! We hope that an angel will see your beautiful face and take you home and love you for they rest of your dog years. If you are interested in Shorty please contact info is the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society 505-983-4309

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 ~