Archive for the 'Available Dogs – Owner Listings' Category

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Owner Listings are posted as a courtesy with Luvin Labs acting as a facilitator in this process.  We will receive applications, send them to the owner, and work with both parties to find a suitable home.  However, Luvin Labs has not evaluated these dogs and has only provided information supplied by the owner. We make no representations of, either expressed or implied, as to the health and/or temperament of courtesy listing dogs.

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Fonz is a typical and adorable young lab pup.  At just 7 months old he’s at that perfect age to benefit from basic obedience training in order to become the perfect family member.  He’s already house trained, crate trained and gets along great with children and other dogs, both large and small.  His owner has accepted a traveling job which hinders her ability to properly train and care for him.  In addition, Fonz currently spends 10 hours a day crated which is not the perfect life for any dog, much less one so young and energetic.

If you are interested in meeting Fonz 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 her call (505) 362-0331.  Owner Listing

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This handsome 7 year old black lab is looking for a new forever home.  His current owner believes he needs more time and attention that she is able to give him.  She has this to say about Rollo:

“Rollo is the true description of a loving lab, his heart and love capacity is more than most dogs.  He  does enjoy a lot of attention, but is always happy with anything you will give him.   Although he is 7 years old, he still thinks he is a puppy and will even try to cuddle on your lap (if he can fit).  He needs a lot of physical  activity and is at his best when he has a job or something “important” to do.   His need for love is also a need for approval, so I believe he would do anything for affection , include follow instructions.   He does need an Alpha owner, (as I have not been) and I think he will do quite well.  My time and space have been more and more limited, and I feel he deserves a chance to get exactly what he needs to thrive, and be the amazing dog that he is.  Everybody that meets him, falls in love with him, that in itself says a lot.”

Rollo’s housemates are 3 cats who he gets along well with.  He hasn’t had much experience with other dogs so a proper introduction would be a must.  Rollo likes kids, but does best if they are older.  Rollo is used to staying in the house when his owner is not home and has great house manners.  He also knows how to use a dog door.

If you are interested in meeting Rollo 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.  Owner Listing

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This beauty is Belle, a 10 year old pure-bred “silver” lab.  Her elderly owner loves her very much, but realizes she can no longer care for her best friend.  Belle is your typical happy-go-lucky lab who is affectionate and sweet.  She spends the majority of her time in the house and has excellent house manners.  She walks well on a leash and have a good energy level.  She is just looking for a new companion to spend her retirement years with.   And don’t let her age fool you…she certainly doesn’t look her age and still enjoys going for a nice long walk and playing with her housemates, a pug and a cat.

If you are interested in meeting Belle 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.  Owner Listing

Jake and DukeAre you looking for your first Labrador Retriever? Maybe you know you’ll be a wonderful owner but you are a little worried because you work and don’t want him to be lonely? We have the perfect dog for you!! His name is Jake and Duke! Jake and Duke are 5 year old brothers and they are a bonded pair. Their current owner tells us they are big boys and that they’re Lab mixes, however it appears that their Labrador genetics prevailed in the mix. Both boys are neutered, housebroken and know how to use a dog door. They spend the majority of their time indoors and are well behaved in the house. They are happy, loving boys but it is unclear whether or not they get along with other dogs or cats since they’ve really only been around one-another. Jake and Duke love women and children but it’s been several years since they’ve interacted with a human male… so they may not know exactly what to make of Mr. Adopter for a little bit. Both boys have very distinct personalities, Duke is the happy-go-lucky, outgoing one and Jake likes to hang back for a minute and let Duke assess the situation before committing.

Jake and Duke were born on 12/9/2009 and adopted as pups. They are very loved dogs and it is with a heavy heart that their owner must find them a new family. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she is moving in with her daughter and Jake and Duke would be dogs #7 and #8. She felt they had so much love to give, that they needed to be dogs #1 and #2. We agree. If you are thinking of adopting one dog but have room for two, we encourage you to meet these two incredibly awesome boys!

If you are interested in meeting Jake 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 7 days.  Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.  Owner Listing

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Handsome Gerber is a neutered young male lab who’s in search of a forever home.  Gerber’s a bit timid at first meeting, but once he gets to know you he’s quite the cuddler.  He gets along great with other dogs and even likes cats.  He’s good on a leash and has perfect house manners.  An active owner would be ideal for Gerber as he would do well as a hiking companion…staying right by your side.  Gerber can jump so he needs a home with a higher fence and really wouldn’t do well left outside alone.  If you are interested in meeting Gerber please contact Kristine at krisgruda@hotmail.com.  Courtesy Post

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1 year old female Madeline (aka Maddie) is in search of a new home where her human doesn’t have to travel for work all the time. Adorable Maddie is a sweet all-around dog who would be a great addition to just about any home. Maddie’s owner has this to say about her: “She is very friendly and loves other dogs. Her best friend is a Chihuahua. She loves her family, kids –she is very much a puppy and very much a Lab –she loves to get out and run when she can and she loves water. She is a good watch dog. Trying to teach her not to jump on you (which she does sometimes when she gets excited)….but overall a great dog. Potty trained –she tells YOU when she needs to go –usually with a paw on the arm. She is a great dog.” Maddie spends most of her time indoors and frequently stays in the house alone for part of the day with no issues and she’s totally house trained. She does OK on a leash and works a bit with a trainer while her human is away on work travels. Her owner did reveal to us that Maddie occasionally pulls the stuffing out of her toys <GASP!!> (We are happy to tell you that this makes her a perfectly normal 1 year old dog). Maddie is spayed, UTD on all vaccines and on heartworm preventative.

If you are interested in meeting Maddie 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. Owner listing

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BlakeBlake is a beautiful, black, 2 year old male Labrador Retriever- these pictures don’t do him justice. His owner is being forced to move and only has a limited window to find him a home.  He has a great time with older children and adults, but his playful “labbiness” may not be right for smaller children or persons who are not steady on their feet. He thinks that toys are very special things that should be loved and played with often and, true to his Labrador roots,  he also thinks that water is the best invention ever. Blake has cats in his life and his current owner says “he chases them but has never hurt them” (not exactly a vote of confidence). He gets along with other dogs, but he can be selective as far as other male dogs go (for example, he thinks the male Shiz zu in his life is a fine friend, but he’s not such a fan of male Basset Hounds). Blake needs some basic obedience training- he has lived in kennels almost exclusively so he may also need a little work on house manners. Blake is UTD on all vaccines, but has not been heartworm tested. If you have time to invest training a new dog, Blake just needs a little refinement to reach his full potential. He is beautiful and has tons of potential.

If you are interested in meeting Blake 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. Owner listing

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