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

This Thanksgiving weekend we’d like to pause for a moment and give a paws up for each of you … Thank you for supporting Luvin’ Labs, for adopting, volunteering, donating, transporting, sharing, advocating or any of the millions of little things that each of you do to help us continue on helping those without voices.

That said, we’ve currently seven dogs sitting in shelters in desperate need of a foster. Without a foster we cannot pull them, and truly their life is daily hanging in the balance. A sad fact is at holidays many folks simply drop their dogs off at the shelter in lieu of finding a pet sitter. Sad, alone and confused the dogs as owner surrenders are the first to be put on the euthanasia list. In some places they are literally walked from the front of the shelter to the euthanasia room.

Can you help us to make a difference in the life of just one lab? Can you set another doggie bowl at your table this holiday season and truly help us save a life?

 

 

 

 

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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.
 

Rex


Meet our super handsome boy Rex.  Rex is a 6 year old full-breed lab who came to us after being left at a high kill shelter by his owner who he called family his entire life.  Rex is very sweet, great with kids, good with other dogs and loves to play fetch.  He loves attention and if you begin to pet him, be prepared .. he’ll be your friend forever.  Rex is smart and eager to please so he’ll adapt quickly to any new home.  Rex would do best in a home with another dog.

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

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Elton came to us 2 years ago as a happy, friendly, full of energy 3 year old.  He has spent the last two years in a loving home and has been their perfect companion while becoming a more mature lab.  Elton is now back with Luvin’ Labs as his family’s health issues caused them to ask us to find him a new home.  Elton has great house manners, gets along with other dogs, loves kids, and still displays a curiosity for all things new.  While he’s always glad to see his family and friends, he does not jump up to greet .. just has a big labby smile and a wagging tail.  Elton loves to walk and, while sometimes he would like to lead, with a little correction, he walks right by your side.

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

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Looking for an athletic best friend .. meet Chase.  Chase is a 3 year old very energetic lab whose favorites activities are playing fetch (he actually brings the ball back every time), hiking and swimming.  His foster says he is a great trail dog, walks right with you with no pulling on his leash.  Chase is great with other dogs (both large and small), gets along with cats and loves people.  He is crate and house trained, knows basic commands, and even waits his turn at feeding time.  Chase is smart and curious about everything; he loves to watch TV.  As Chase has been transitioned and not had a lot of new experiences his new home will have to work with him to acclimating to the big world of cars, new places, etc.  Having another dog in the home would be of great benefit to Chase.

If you are interested in fostering/adopting Chase 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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Sweet Honey is shy, quiet one year old girl who is hoping for a human that will help her learn that the world is filled with nice people, friendly dogs and treats. She is very gentle with her foster family and is an excellent friend and playmate to her 4 foster siblings.

Honey’s hobbies include car rides, fetch, zooming around the yard with her dog friends, “helping” her people cook dinner, and napping at her human friend’s feet. She is not the least bit overbearing and doesn’t jump to greet or get underfoot, but once you are settled in she will quietly come over and sit nearby, relishing in a good head scratch or an occasional tummy rub. She is house trained and uses a dog door and is working on learning to like her crate. Honey has also been working hard on her leash skills, and once she settles down she does quite well and thoroughly enjoys walking and exploring new places with her humans and her dog pack. In an effort to show her foster family how much she loves them, she likes to create piles of shoes, socks and items of clothing that she finds lying around the house and she will happily curl up next to her treasures and chew a bone or take a nap.

It will be  extremely important for Honey to have a good natured dog friend who can help her with her confidence and a roomy, secure yard where she can run and play. She also requests a home without young children as she finds them to be a bit terrifying.  Honey is athletic and is capable of jumping a 5′ fence so she’ll need a home with 6′ secure fences or higher.

If you are interested in meeting Honey 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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Rio at 4 years old is the perfect example of fun .. he’s amusing, enjoyable, entertaining, lively.  Add to that, he’s also loving .. he enjoys the company of adults, kids and other dogs.  While he enjoys running and playing fetch and would love a yard to do that in, his most favorite activity is cuddling up to his person.  When you meet Rio you’ll be smiling because he’s always got a big labby smile for everyone he meets.

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

 

Beautiful senior Ms Roxy wasn’t doing well at the shelter.  We brought her into the rescue fully thinking she would be a short-term hospice .. boy were we wrong!  Once established in her foster home 10 year old Ms Roxy showed us her happy side and obviously has several good years ahead of her.  Ms Roxy is excellent on a leash and loves to go for short walks.  She’s good with kids, loves lounging on her orthopedic bed, has excellent house manners and will dance for treats .. that’s right .. she dances!

If you are interested in meeting Ms Roxy 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.

Beautiful senior Roxy came to us with her son Rex in tow after being left at a high kill shelter by the owner who had been her family for her entire life.  After getting to know these two it was apparent that Roxy was ready to enjoy life as a single gal and was happy to see Rex go out on his own.  Roxy is a 10 year old full breed yellow lab, very sweet, great with kids, good with other dogs.   She loves to play fetch and enjoys attention.  Roxy tested heart worm positive and is going through treatment at this time.

If you are interested in meeting Roxy 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 questions or want to foster 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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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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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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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 ~