Archive for the 'Available Dogs – Owner Listings' Category

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My name is Simon and just check out my photos…yes, I am really am that handsome!  I’m just one year old and already my owner says I am so smart because I listen well.  My favorite words to hear…”Good boy!”  I love to play fetch…you throw the ball, I’ll go get it and bring it back…and I’m happy to do that all day with you.  I’m house trained and learning to be good on a leash.  I enjoy other dogs, my BFF’s are a chihuahua and a poodle.  I’m also crazy in love with kids, but sometimes my energy level might be just a little too much for the smaller ones.  My family loves me, but with a new baby in the house, there just isn’t enough time for me.  If you are interested in meeting me click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions call (505) 362-0331.  Owner Listing

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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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Ally’s eyes are the perfect description of her…they sparkle and so does she.  Ally’s a 3-1/2 year old full breed lab who wants nothing more than love and attention.  Her owners got her when she was just 8 weeks old, but unfortunately they admit their busy schedules don’t allow them the time with Ally they believe she deserves.  She gets along well with other dogs and is very gentle with children.  Ally seemed to be a natural when it came to learning to walk well on a leash…she’s a real pro, never pulling, just enjoying the time with her best buddy.  Recently Ally has had to spend a great deal of her time outside so, while she is house trained, she may need some remedial training.  As Ally just wants to please, that shouldn’t be a problem.

If you are interested in meeting Ally click here for information on the adoption process. There you will find the online application which, when completed, can be emailed to applications@luvinlabs.com. Upon receipt of the application a volunteer will be in touch with you within 10 days. Should you have additional questions or want to foster him call (505) 362-0331.  Owner Listing

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Only 8 months old and already a graduate of puppy, novice obedience and agility training!  This wonder girl is Daisy and her owner describes her success as being energetic and very food motivated so very easy to train.  She gets along with other dogs as long as they don’t mind her being the boss.  Daisy is up-to-date with her shots, spayed, and house trained.  As one would expect she is great on a leash and follows commands well.  Her owner tells us she would do best in a home with older or no children.

If you are interested in meeting Daisy 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 past October, a 1 year old lab cross was dropped off at an emergency vet clinic with a fractured back leg. She was stabilized and transferred to the city’s Eastside Animal Shelter, where the staff named her Lola. After several weeks, it was determined that Lola’s fracture wasn’t healing and she was in a considerable amount of pain… the vet recommended amputation. Her surgery went well, and Sweet Lola was sent to a foster home to recuperate.  In spite of her surgical pain and limited physical ability, this doggie magician somehow managed to escape from the her foster home and for 4 months, nobody knew what had become of Lola. Then, one day in mid-March, Lola was found and brought back into the shelter. She was emaciated and terrified and had quite obviously been living on the streets of Albuquerque, fending for herself all all winter long. The fact that she was still alive at all was nothing short of a miracle. Sadly, the months she spent evading capture and her limited positive human interactions in the weeks surrounding her injury and her surgery had made her incredibly leery of us. Lola was placed in the city’s shy dog program where she has made tremendous progress… but given the trauma she has endured and her extreme fear of all things human, this girl needs far more attention than can be provided for her in the shelter environment. Her amputation has healed, but she has a long way to go before her trust in people is regained. Lola will begin the next chapter of her journey in a foster home away from the stress of the shelter, in the hopes that she is able to learn to trust again.

Lola is as gentle as a lamb and she is absolutely wonderful with other dogs big and little, old and young. She will be looking for a very patient human who will celebrate all of the little victories. She will need a home without young children and with a very secure fence and at least one other dog she can bond with.  For more information about this animal, call Bet Lotosky, AWD Program Manager, 767.5632 or blotosky@cabq.gov . Ask for information about animal ID number A1705504. Courtesy Post

Many thanks to Luvin’ Labs for giving Lola a forum so people can follow her story and her progress. 

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Now check this handsome dude out!  This is Dos, a 3-1/2 year old full breed black lab.  When asked to described her dog’s personality his owner said, “Dos is a playful boy with a lot of energy, extremely smart, and eager to please.  He is nothing but muscle!  He loves, loves, loves the water and will climb in any water container anytime…don’t expect to keep clean water with him around!  And toys, toys, toys…he doesn’t care what kind…just as long as it’s a toy!”  And Dos enjoys sharing those toys with other dogs.  Like so many things these days, Dos’ training has taken a backseat to life in general, but with his “eager to please attitude” and intelligence, he will be amazing in no time at all with just a little attention.

If you are interested in meeting Dos 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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Meet Doug, a handsome 3 year old male full-breed chocolate lab.  Doug’s owner describes him as very friendly with people of all ages.  He absolutely loves their 4 year old son, but due to his 90 pound frame, accidentally knocks his best pal down occasionally when Doug walks past him (he would never jump on him).  He loves chew toys and riding in the car.  Doug gets along with other dogs that are either smaller or older.  In addition Doug is quite athletic so we’ll be looking for a family with a higher fence.  His owner believes Doug would benefit from attention and exercise that they don’t have the time to give him.    Doug just wants to be somebody’s best friend and he tries so hard to please.

If you are interested in meeting Doug 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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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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Shelter staff named me ABBY and I am a spayed female, yellow and white Labrador Retriever mix. I am currently in foster care. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 29, 2014. For more information about this animal, call: Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department – Eastside at (505) 768-1975. Ask for information about animal ID number A1710890.


“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 ~