ADOPTABLE DOGS

Below are some of the great dogs that are available at Lu's Labs. For more information about the dogs click on the green "Meet" buttons.

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Meet Almond, Lu’s Labs’ lovely 2-year-old yellow gal from Mississippi! Almond is 55 pounds of pure playful sweetness. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t, but after you meet Almond, you’ll feel nothing but pure joy!

You may have noticed Almond looks a little scraggly. Not to worry. Life on the streets can be rough and Almond picked up some mange which is easily taken care of and she is on medicated shampoo. Her fur will grow back beautifully.

Foster mom has nothing but good things to say about this girl. Almond loves everyone and everything she has met: big dogs, little dogs, old dogs, young dogs, strangers both male and female, children. We have not seen her around children under 10, but she is perfectly great with the 10 and over crowd. We also have not seen her around cats, so she won’t be able to go to a home with cats just to be safe.

This little joy goes into her crate willingly and does well in her crate for up to 4 hours. She would probably be fine longer if needed. She does need to be crated in the beginning because she does have a tendency to chew items left around, after all she is still a very young pup at age 2.

Almond is a very quick and willing learner. She is already potty trained and walks very nicely on a leash. She knows the command “sit” and she is working on other basic commands. Almond needs to be specifically trained on “all four (paws) on the floor”. She just gets so excited to see her people, it’s hard to contain her delight!

A medium energy girl, Almond loves all kinds of toys and bones and is happy getting walks and doggie playdates or a visit to the dog park. But mostly Almond LOVES her people. She is happiest basking in the loving glow of her foster family and being told “good girl!” She is truly such a good girl. Almond is approved for nut-free homes or somewhat nutty homes, as long as it is a forever home full of love and adoration for this girl for the rest of her life.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Almond

Female/2 yrs


Meet Ashton! Ashton is a gorgeous yellow lab that has been living on the streets in Puerto Rico... more specifically in a hospital parking lot. Ashton’s owner went into the hospital and sadly passed away. Poor Ashton has been waiting for his daddy to walk out of those doors for over a yr! 💔 We were alerted to Ashton’s situation and thankfully we were able to partner with Ashes to Glory Rescue in PR and rescue this handsome boy. We will update with age, weight, energy level, etc as we get more info from vet and boarding facility!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Ashton

Male/Age TBD


The Avengers: Say hello to Scarlett(Mom) and Loki, Captain, Fury, and Pepper.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.


Hi, I’m Billy from Texas. I am a 3-4-year-old black lab weighing in around 60 pounds. I hear the people say I have cute white spotted toes and a little white on my chest which makes me look like maybe I put my paws up into a white frosted cake and dragged my chest through it on the way up.

I was found as a stray on the street, and then some nice lady picked me up and took me in for a while and maybe she tried to find my owner I really don't know. But then she surrendered me to Lu's Labs and I found out that meant I was going to go to a much better place with indoor living and a family to love me. She knew it was the best thing for me and bawled when she gave me up. But she takes in lots of strays and she wanted me to have a shot at a forever family.

Unfortunately, there were no fosters to go to, but I went to this nice boarding place that Lu’s Labs trusts. I hear that means a lot.

And now it is a lot of fun, but also a little scary at first because it’s all so new. You see I’m shy at first when it comes to people. It may take me days to warm up. But dogs. I like dogs! And they have this great play pen where I get to run around and play with the other dogs. I enjoy that part of my day. And I’ve even started to trust the nice lady over there. It takes me some time But I come around.

My perfect home would have patient humans who will love me no matter what. And understand that it could take many days for me to come out of my shell. But now, as I’m playing in the yard with the other dogs, I’ll come up to the human for pets. Lately I’ve even come up and sniffed her in the face. But I haven’t gotten up the courage yet to kiss her. Maybe soon.

I’m great in a crate and don’t have any accidents in it. I don’t have any food issues. And so far, I have not yet met a cat. While this means I can’t go to a house with a cat, I need to go to a home with another dog. Lu’s Labs says that’s not negotiable. I look to them for direction and it will make me adjust much quicker to living in a house. I have medium energy level, but whatever house I go to has to have a yard with a 6-foot fence because I’ve been known to jump lower fences. Also, when you walk me on a leash, it’s going to be beneficial to everyone to use a harness with a back clip. I haven’t dealt with leashes most of my life, and I chew through them quickly.

Truly I know if I get a good home, with patient people, another dog, and a big yard to run around in (With 6 foot fence) I will be a great dog, and make a wonderful family companion. Please think about taking me into your life and giving me the life I’ve always deserved, yet never had so far in my few years on this planet. I promise. You won’t be sorry.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Billy

Male/3-4 yrs


Meet Bo! This 65-pound hunk o’ handsome black lab was found in Tennessee, and we couldn’t be happier to have him join the Lu’s Labs ranks.

Bo is approximately 7.5 years-old, and Bo’s story is so bittersweet. Bo comes to Lu’s Labs as an owner give up. There are so many different reasons that people decide to give up a member of their family. One of the saddest is when the owner becomes so ill, or has grown old and can no longer care for their dog despite the fact that they love them and take care of them. Such is the case with Bo. Bo’s Mom found him tied to a tree, abandoned, when Bo was about 3. She took Bo home and loved him as well as she could for the next several years. Now a life change has landed her in assisted living, and did the most loving thing she could do which was to allow Bo to become a Lu’s Lab so that another family could love Bo for the rest of his life.

Bo is a great boy! He has tons of energy and loves to fetch and play with other dogs. He has a bit of ying and yang going on because while he has a lot of energy to expend, he prefers to hang out with lower energy dogs. Maybe he has a competitive streak and likes to be the fastest guy on the block? Either way, get out those tennis balls to keep this guy active because walks will be a work in progress for a little while. Bo hasn’t been properly trained on walking on a leash; think of a team of oxen pulling a sled! Ha! But getting this boy into a front clip harness and some dedicated and consistent training, and he will improve in this area. Bo also needs to work on basic commands and potty training. At his previous home, Bo spent a lot of time outdoors during the day, so he didn’t get the memo about “potty rules”. Not to worry, Bo likes to eat and loves his people, so he will be an eager learner, although it will take work and patience to get him all the way.

Bo has not been around cats since becoming a Lu’s Lab, so we do not know if he gets along with them, and therefore he will be looking for a cat-free home. He sure does love his people though. Bo barks the first few minutes that he is left alone (can you blame him after being abandoned and tied to a tree?), but he does calm down. He also gets highly delighted when his beloved people return home. And within a few minutes he is calm as can be and lapping up your attention and belly rubs.

If you are looking for a happy lab who wants your affection, will learn the rules of the house in time, and will enjoy a great game of fetch then Bo is your man. We know the third time will be the charm for this boy’s happily ever after. From his sad beginnings tied to a tree by his first owners. Then his second owner took ill and could no longer care for him. Bo really deserves a win. Could that win be with you?

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Bo

Male/7.5 yrs


Bonnie and Clyde, a gorgeous pair of bonded yellow labs, have landed softly at Lu’s Labs after their owner had to move into an assisted living situation. These happy and healthy 11-year-olds – doted on and kept up to date on medical – seem much younger than their years. Their only need is to work on a little weight reduction plan as they were likely spoiled rotten by their previous owner.

A day in the life of Bonnie and Clyde is like spending a day at the beach. Well, maybe it’s not quite THAT relaxing, but Bonnie and Clyde are no muss, no fuss, and very little drama (ahem, Clyde will bark a little if you try to have him sleep in a room separate from yours. Problem solved: let Clyde sleep in your room)! While the infamous duo by the same name may have stirred up quite a bit of trouble, this absolutely fabulous canine duo could not get any easier or sweeter to be around. Their foster mom says adding the two of them to her household is much less work than maintaining her 2-year-old resident wild fur-child.

Bonnie and Clyde’s foster parents describe them as happy, loveable, super-friendly and really, the perfect companions.

A day with Bonnie and Clyde starts with the cutest front-leg bunny hops. They can’t get more than an inch off the ground due to their “holiday weight” (don’t tell them the holidays are just now approaching), but they love to greet you with enthusiasm nonetheless. Bonnie and Clyde LOVE their people. Breakfast consists of a controlled portion of kibble, mixed with some green beans and topped with something enticing. We think Bonnie and Clyde may have acquired their fuller figures by eating lots of table scraps, and you know once a Lab gets the “good stuff”, they don’t want to go back! So, foster mom and dad are trying to slowly wean them into a more balanced diet. Those of us over age 40 know those extra pounds don’t just slip off as easily as they used to.

As foster mom and dad get ready to go to work they enclose the pair of pups in a den with glass French doors so that they can see out and check out what their foster siblings are up to. There is a nice large crate in there, but they are so well behaved that they do not need to be crated. Foster Mom leaves it open and they will go in to nap sometimes of their own accord. They don’t put up any fuss when being left for the day. They give their goodbye licks and send foster mom and dad out into the world. When foster mom and dad get home nothing has been chewed, clawed at, or otherwise destroyed in any way. Bonnie and Clyde lazed the day away together and now are ready to spend some relaxing quality time with their beloved people.

When it’s time to potty, Bonnie and Clyde go right out the back door with their foster fur-siblings to take care of business. With only had a small handful of accidents in their first week in a new home, these two and their foster family are learning the signs so it shouldn’t be long before everyone is batting a thousand.

Bonnie and Clyde do love to go for short walks. In fact, if they hear the collars and leashes jingling, they come a-runnin’. Don’t worry about them knocking anyone over, because it’s more like a-waddlin’ – you will have plenty of time to get out of the way. Clyde got so excited for his walk one evening, that he quite literally bunny-hopped and barked excitedly during the whole walk. Not a persistent, pestering bark – a delighted excited bark. How cute is he?! He doesn’t usually do that though, and foster mom reports that this dynamic duo are very quiet in the house. Their leash manners could use a little refining, but it’s nothing unmanageable at all. In fact, that’s the ONLY thing foster Mom could think of that they needed to work on. They have zero other unpleasant behaviors.

After a gentle after-dinner stroll, Clyde and Bonnie are ready to be your loyal relaxing partners. If you sit and pet their heads, they will not move from your side. They are snuggly and love to curl up at your feet, or in comfy dog bed.

For some people and dogs, the simple life is enough. Good and healthy food; fresh air and a comfortable amount of exercise; a warm living room to nap in; people you love close by for sneaking in licks and belly rubs. This is the case for Bonnie and Clyde. This is enough for them and makes them happy. They love being with each other and Bonnie can be seen “cleaning” Clyde after he comes in from the rain.

You truly don’t find two such well mannered pups every day. They are a rare find and a catch with their impeccable manners, their friendly, love-everyone personalities, and their easy-going natures.

If you are looking for loving gentle companionship with a hint of hilarious, a dash of adorable, and healthy heap of loyalty these beautiful dogs are the ones for you.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.


Don’t let the size of this gentle giant scare you away—Boudreaux is a big guy at about 60 pounds and 2 years old, some might even say a bull in a china shop, but doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He’s a lover, not a fighter and just wants to cuddle and play, especially cuddles—he loves to be petted and his favorite thing is to give you a hug! This may be a problem for smaller children as he doesn’t know he can easily bowl one over. So far he’s played with 10-year-olds and it’s a mutual love affair. Because he can be mouthy, this boy can only go to homes with kids if they are 10 and up.

He gets along with all of the dogs he’s met and even tolerates dogs who may be a bit grumpy or pushy. He likes playing ball, tug of war and chasing/wrestling with his buddies. He gets along with dogs of all sizes, but sometimes doesn’t remember how big he is, not realizing that sometimes his play can hurt others accidentally like a swat from his big paws or bounding into a little guy too hard. Small dogs that can put him in his place are a good match. Boudreaux does not like using a crate, but does do well in a room of his own at bedtime (up to 12 hours) and during the day (up to 4 hours.) He’s almost housebroken, and has only had one accident recently! He loves walks on a leash, but this strong boy does need practice learning not to pull (which he does a lot!) He needs a patient human who can help him work on his leash manners and other basic commands.

Boudreaux is a friendly guy who will fit in with most homes with or without other dogs. He has not yet met a cat so he cannot go to a home with feline friends. He doesn’t seem startled by loud noises and doesn’t bark much. This sweetheart also loves toys and walks around carrying them like a pacifier. If you are looking for a big teddy bear who just wants to be loved, and Boudreaux is who you are looking for then let your adoption coordinator know you are interested!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Boudreaux

Male/2 yrs


Meet Bruno! Bruno is a 4 yr old black male lab. He ended up in the shelter and they called his family but they never showed up for him. Bruno has what we believe to be a luxating hip and will most likely require FHO surgery, which of course we will do. Bruno is a lover of people and dogs... cats TBD.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Bruno

Male/4 yrs


Buddy totally lives up to his name. This sweet 2 year old, 55 pound black lab is a little shy at first but once you get to know him he’s all about cuddling and sharing kisses (nice ones, not overly sloppy). He is such a love-bug and especially enjoys having his ears and belly rubbed.

He is good with ALL people, regardless of age or gender, young children, babies and toddlers. While this guy is a little shy with strangers at first, if you are slow and steady and let him sniff you then he’s GREAT! He just needs a kind, gentle and loving parent who can help him feel safe again. His foster thinks life before Lu’s Labs wasn’t always gentle, so give him time to know you that you aren’t going to hurt him, and he’ll be your best friend.

Buddy is house broken and he willingly goes in a crate when you are not home and to sleep at night for about 8-10 hours. He is a great listener who knows his basic commands, including sit, leave it, drop it, stay and come! He also enjoys leashed walks and fetch, and a good game of tug with a toy. His favorite toys are tennis balls, plushies, tug toys and bones and his favorite food is Nature’s Recipe Salmon with cheese He likes all dogs and just needs a little time to sniff and get to know them first, and once he does he likes to play, wrestle and chase!

He is also very respectful of older dogs who can let him know when they are done playing. He has never met a cat so it is probably best that he not go to a home with feline friends. If you are looking for a real “Buddy” who deserves a lifetime of belly rubs (and who his foster mom said she wishes she could keep him if she didn’t already have so many!) then please check with your adoption coordinator now!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Buddy

Male/1-2 yr


Meet Buttercup! She is an approximately 3 to 4 year old sweetheart who weigh around 100 pounds. Yes, you read that right, Buttercup is a big girl! She probably needs to lose a few pounds but will still be a big dog even then. Buttercup is great with other dogs and loves to be around people. She is happy to be your shadow if you will let her!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Buttercup

Female/3-4 yrs


Chelsea is a sweet 4-year-old black mama dog weighing in at 76 pounds. She took over nursing duties for the Avengers litter when mama Scarlett ran for the hills. While we were able to get Scarlett back, the avengers stayed with Chelsea and her two pups and she treated the pups like they were her own. Now that the puppies are ready for adoption, Chelsea is ready to have that much deserved forever home of her own.

This girl does well in a crate and needs it at first if you want to prevent untimely disappearances of remote controls, shoes, phones, wallets…you get the picture. She is curious about items that are not hers. Her love of all people and unfaltering trust makes her curiosity of people’s possessions endearing. After all, she probably is just picking up the scent of her loved ones.

From day one Chelsea has proved a devotion to her pups and a love of people, she would easily transition from nursing, to snuggling in bed with foster mom and dad. She can stick to you like glue and wags her tail at every new person she meets. Endless belly rubs would make this sweet girl happy and she loves to play. She has just the right combination of play hard, snuggle hard. She’s beautiful, obedient, and eager to please. Remember when a curious dog is kept exercised, less personal possessions are likely to disappear. She is young and learning, but already knows a few commands like sit, leave it, and come. She needs to address training in the departments of leash manners, counter surfing, and basic commands. But this fast learner will take direction well.

While this sweet mama has not had a chance to play with many dogs since she first had her puppies to attend to and now has been spayed, she does have an energetic personality and she loves to play with tennis balls, go on leash walks, and do multiple activities in a day. Foster dad thinks she’s really sweet and with her high energy and attention to learning, she may be a great candidate for agility training. She’s been for a walk with foster brother, and her nose never stops. She can zig and zag as she’s picking up all the scents, and while cautious at first, she’s getting the hang of passing cars. She hasn’t met cats yet, but definitely likes to chase squirrels just like any normal lab does. But with no cat introductions, this means she can’t go to a home with cats.

If you can see this sweet playful mama in your future, then make sure to talk with your adoption coordinator. Chelsea is definitely a loveable dog.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Chelsea

Female/4 yrs


Looking for a lab for your family? Want the perfect Lab? Look no further! Chevy checks all the boxes! Chevy is a 2-year-old black male, that weighs 64 pounds. He has not had the best start in life and humans have let him down, however Chevy has learned to trust again and has a lot of love to give. So much love that he will wrap his paw or paws around your arm like he is trying to give you a hug.

If you were making a Chevy Check List you would definitely note that this sweet boy gets along well with all people, regardless of age or gender.

He’d receive another check for “plays well with kids.” His foster sister is 12 years old and he does great with her.

Another mark can go next to great with other dogs. He plays well with all sized dogs and shares toys nicely. He also likes to wrestle and play with other dogs.

You can check the cat box too. Well you don’t have to go scoop it or anything, we mean check the actual box on your Chevy Check List that says he gets along well with cats. He’d love to play with the resident cat in his foster home, if the cat would allow it. Since that’s not in the cards, Chevy gives the cat the space he demands. You know those cats, they are demanding.

The checks continue with Chevy’s leash manners. He walks nicely on a leash, only need to use a collar, and loves to explore the neighborhood.

He gets marks for being an all-around toy lover as well. He enjoys toys such as tennis balls, Kongs, and plush toys. If you want to reward him with his favorite bone, then give him a rawhide.

Check the Intelligence box on Chevy’s Checklist because this is one of this sweet boy’s strong suits. He knows sit, down and shake. Foster mom is still working on jumping with him but he is a quick learner.

Another mark can go in the box next to good riding in the car. Chevy likes to be the co-pilot so if you do not want him riding shot gun, he needs to be leashed in the back seat.

The last check mark can go in the box for crate trained and willing goes into his crate with treats. He sleeps here in his foster home and spends time in the crate while everyone is at work.

So with all boxes checked, good with people, kids, dogs, cats, easy to walk, and your future co-pilot, contact your adoption coordinator today about adopting Chevy.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Chevy

Male/2 yrs/🐱


Chico is a typical 1-year-old, 50-pound yellow lab. He’s goofy and loving. Wants to play and wants to be scratched. This sweet boy is looking for his forever family or companion. Just like most labs he’s super friendly and loves to be loved. He is a medium energy boy that gets along well with other dogs, and signals when he’s done playing. He wrestles and chases, and shares toys nicely. But when he’s done, he’s done. Then he’s ready to flop down for some belly scratches and snuggle time with his people.

He was found hanging around a fast food joint in Texas. This lost boy was there for 4 days before someone actually started thinking something wasn’t quite right. The Lu’s Labs volunteers sprang into action and got him indoors with meals and made efforts for weeks to find his original owners, but no one stepped up to claim him. While someone may not have realized what a gem they had, we know this guy is destined to sparkle.

This smart boy is a fast learner, and already knows sit, come and stay. He will benefit from some training though to increase his basic vocabulary, improve his leash manners, and break him of his habit of leading you where he wants to go with his mouth. It’s kind of like he wishes he could hold your hand, but since he’s missing opposable thumbs, he uses his mouth instead. Endearing? Maybe. At least the first couple of times.

Chico will definitely capture your heart with his endearing qualities. If you are looking for a young, friendly yellow lab, then Chico is your man.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Chico

Male/1 yr


Meet Diana! She is a approximately 10 year young girl who weighs around 65 pounds. Diana is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet! She is great with everyone she meets, 2 legged or 4 legged!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Diana

Female/10 yrs


While the human with the same name may have been a famous gambler, the lucky human who adopts this Doc Holiday doesn’t have to be much of a risk-taker, because this furry Doc is a sure bet! When Doc came into Lu’s Labs, he was not in tip-top physical shape. But his foster mom, along with the Rescue team have worked very diligently to get this boy into a good place! And he is doing so well under their loving care!

At approximately 8 years old and 70 pounds this happy-go-lucky, silky-black fella is a friend to everyone he meets. Doc is friendly and wonderful with all genders and age groups, however, due to some chronic knee pain, if Doc’s forever home has children they must be 5 or older. It would be hard on him to have an unassuming toddler lean on him as they try to stand up or steady themselves learning to walk. He currently lives with cats in his foster home and gets along just fine with them!

Doc also likes his dog pals. He prefers like-minded friends who are content to hang out and sniff the breeze. Those furry friends that have tons of playful energy won’t find Doc to be an eager playmate; he’d rather curl up on the couch with a good bone. Doc is a laid-back boy; he doesn’t get upset when other dogs get in his space to play, he simply walks away.

While Doc does love his spot on the couch, he is excellent on the leash and leashed walks are a must for him. You see, Doc has chronic pain in his knees, and those walks keep him from getting too stiff. As long as Doc is walked daily, he won’t need additional physical therapy. He does take, and will need to continue in his forever home, a daily joint health supplement, ‘Adequan’ injections (currently monthly), and pain medication. Doc is looking for a home without stairs, as he can not navigate stairs at all. Installation of a ramp is a viable alternative for an adopter with stairs, but this would need to be in place before Doc gets home.

This friendly boy has an award-winning grin, even if it is missing a few teeth! Doc recently had his 4 canine teeth removed because they were damaged and painful. Because of this, it is hard for him to eat dry kibble. A simple solution is to feed him soft foods, canned food, or even just soak his kibble in warm water to soften it. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a very adorable smile from Doc.

Doc is housebroken, although he may do some initial indoor marking when he is brought into a new environment. Once he feels he is at home, he will stop that. Doc does not appreciate being crated and will protest if you try, but he does not need to be crated! He is a good boy when left unattended – provided you have your dirty laundry put away, LOL! Yes, this magnificent boy does have a weakness, and it’s not chocolate. Underwear and tennis balls! If the dirty laundry isn’t in the hamper, he will find it, and he will chew it! Much like the tennis balls he loves to chew - but beware because he does like to swallow pieces as he chews, so it’s best to provide him with a tempting antler. In his foster home he is left uncrated and does very well. His foster mom often finds him sleeping on his back with all four legs up in the air!

While Doc may have some pain when sitting down, he does not let that get him down emotionally! He is such a happy, loving boy who loves belly rubs, ear rubs, attention, and warning his family of the dangers of The Garbage Man. He is a gentle soul who is not fond of yelling and shouting. You won’t find him roaming off through the neighborhood or to the casino; he is a simple guy who just wants a couch and a family to call his own. If you’ve been holding onto those chips waiting for a big pay-out, go ahead and cash in on Doc Holiday for a sure win!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Doc Holiday

Male/8 yrs/🐱


Donner is a precious happy 2-year-old chocolate lab. Promise you aren’t getting a reindeer. When Donner first came into rescue he was emaciated and extremely underweight. This poor boy was weak and hardly played for the first 10 days in his foster home. But as foster mama fattened him up and food became plentiful, not only did he become extremely excited about eating, he also showed no signs of being too possessive of his food either. Foster mom can put her hand near the food bowl and he doesn’t show any concern that it might be taken away. He does get over excited though and needs to learn to take treats more gently, but he will get there. Food is almost like a new thing to him.

As soon as Donner started to feel better and put on some pounds his joy for life and playfulness came out as he bounded through the yard, playing and enjoying his favorite game of fetch. This is a super lovable boy who acclimates to the energy of the people or pack he’s around. But size is another thing. He's big and strong and he doesn't really realize it yet. He also doesn't know he's not a puppy anymore and sometimes can be mouthy. For this reason we are limiting him to kids 10 and up. His forever family needs to understand and be ready to work on him to perfect his manners.

When he’s outside for doggy play time this medium energy boy thoroughly enjoys himself with other dogs as long as they aren’t male dogs over 50 pounds. We can’t know what has happened in his past, but perhaps he was bullied by a bigger dog. We don’t like all the people we meet, so it’s no surprise that not every dog is going to like every dog they meet. He plays nicely with females and smaller males so at least his likes and dislikes are predictable. His ideal home will either have a big yard to play in and maybe even a small companion dog, or if he lived in an apartment, he would need to have access to a doggie play dates or a doggy day care to use up some of his energy.

When he’s indoors his energy adjusts to the activities foster mom has on the agenda. When she’s doing her kitchen chores, he just lays at her feet calmly enjoying human attention time along with some down time. She has to be careful not to leave food on the counter because he will take the opportunity to continue his weight gain program without her assistance.

Young Donner is learning to sit on command and will be very open to training since he’s so food motivated. Learning all 4 paws belong on the ground will be an important lesson, as well as other basic commands. He loves his leash walks and does well on a harness. He crates easily when you throw in a treat and barks for a minute or two then settles down. It’s best to crate him in the beginning because he’s been found chewing on the occasional non-dog toy, but otherwise he is house broken.

This happy boy loves people though is shy around strangers. He gets along great with older kids and has not yet had the opportunity to meet littles but nothing in his personality indicates he would have a problem with small kids, other than his habit of jumping. Which just means supervision will be important. Cats have also not been on the premises so he is not approved to go to a home with cats. But he is full of love and affection for his people.

If Donner sounds like a dear to you then please reach out to your Adoption Coordinator and submit your application.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Donner

Male/7 yrs


Iris is not just the name of a beautiful flower. Did you know that the mythology behind the Iris dates back to Ancient Greece to the goddess Iris who personified the rainbow and acted as the link between heaven and earth? This is perfectly fitting for our latest goddess to arrive from Puerto Rico. She kind of personifies heaven on earth.

This 9-years-young black beauty is 55 pounds of people pleasing lab. She does a little happy dance when food is present, and she takes treats gently. Her teeth are worn down so she needs softer treats and wet food or moistened dry food. Iris loves her people and has a mean lab lean. She will lean on you until you pet her and if you stop, she will lean in some more.

Indifferent to dogs, she doesn’t even pull on walks to go see potential canine friends. Sometimes she acts like she wants to play, but when her foster brother does the play bow, she walks away as if she's playing hard to get. She’ll following him, and chill with him, but doesn’t really play. If she can be described as indifferent with dogs, she’s absolutely adorable with cats. She lets her foster cat friends rub against her and even steps back when they want to check out the food in her bowl. When she’s ready to eat again she’ll give one quick bark to let her cat friend know it’s her turn, wait for kitty to move away, and will then tuck back in to her dinner.

Iris is so chill, she could be described as a dog rug, a blanket, or a couch potato. She just wants to keep your feet warm and be near you. Her foster mom says, “She has a gentle and kind soul and is always willing to soak up human affection. My cats and dog love her calm energy and they all lounge together most of the time.” She doesn’t need to be crated, she’s house trained and even rings the bell at the back door when she wants to go out. A dream on the leash, not a chewer…this is a dog straight from heaven. Given her aging hips, she prefers a home with carpet and limited steps. She navigates hardwood floors slowly and prefers to stay on the rug. That’s not a lot to ask for, for such a gentle soul. If you’re looking for a goddess like Lu’s Labs Iris, then talk with your Adoption Coordinator because someone is going to snap this gem up fast!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Iris

Female/6-7 yrs


Meet Kelsey! This poor sweet girl was found as part of an animal cruelty case and when we saw her, knew she needed our help. Kelsey is approximately 1 to 2 years old and weighs 28 pounds. This is half of what she should weigh. She was covered in fleas, very anemic and full of worms. Kelsey is now with one of our Vets and receiving excellent care until she can be cleared to go to a foster home. Welcome to Lu's Labs Kelsey!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Kelsey

Female/1-2 yrs


Meet Leroy! Leroy is a 2 yr old yellow lab that suffered a gunshot that shattered the bone above his elbow. His family reached out to a rescue person in their area for help. Due to the expense of the surgery, they relinquished him to the rescue person so he could get the care he needs and deserve. And of course we said yes when asked to take him as a Lu’s Labs boy! More info to come as we get it.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Leroy

Male/2 yrs


Meet Lucky! Lucky is a handsome 65 pound, black, 3 yr old male from Puerto Rico! Lucky is good with other dogs and kids! Cats are unknown at this time! Welcome to Lu’s Labs, Lucky!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Lucky

Male/3 yrs


Lydia here, foster mom wants me to tell you all about myself – this includes the really good stuff, and the stuff I need to work on so that you can make sure that you are the exact right family and home for me.

She says living on the streets in Puerto Rico means I deserve the right human family to love me. I can agree with that! First off I am 72 pounds and I try to taking treats gently and I am working on not being so excited about a treat….but they are so yummy and I have not had them before. (If another dog is around I need to make sure they know I get fed treats first) Now that I know that food is plentiful, I’m getting better with it.

While I’m not what you’d call a Velcro dog, I do nuzzle my head into you when I want some attention. I will also roll over on my back to get belly rubs and attention, and this means I trust you. Foster mom says I am so endearing when I wrap myself in a ball to go to sleep. I don’t need to be crated to sleep, but I’m not yet feeling like I can get up on a human bed. This could be great for people who don’t want me on the furniture. I will snuggle on you if you are on the floor with me. But if you want a lap dog, I may not be that kind of dog. At least I’m not right now, and you have to take me as I am.

Learning how to be a dog is a process, and I really didn’t know what all these toys were at first. I’m starting to investigate them and learning about accepting new toys and sounds. I am trying to learn that my Foster family are not dogs and they are teaching me the way to play. No one really knows what I experienced on the streets of Puerto Rico, but they have a feeling it may have been scary at times for me. This is evident by my fight or flight mentality. Not really that I fight… but that if something like the sound of a loud car or truck scares me, I want to flee into the bushes. Foster mom says I need to have 2 leashes on, and people need to hold on tight to me. This is also the case if I see a squirrel, bird, rabbit or get the scent of a deer. Then I want to chase or find these things and investigate, and I can be quite strong, so you need to brace yourself or risk being pulled along on my adventure.

Foster mom has been speculating about my previous existence in Puerto Rico because I am not a fan of Trucks. When I see them out the window of the car, I bark my head off. I have also barked at the mail truck some too. We think it would be a good idea if I live in a quiet neighborhood off the beaten path, and a quiet home without a lot of chaotic activity. This will help me be the best dog I can be.

While I don’t have to be crated at night, it’s a good idea to crate me if you are leaving during the day. I’m still getting used to things and when you are consistent with me, I understand that potty happens outside, not inside. I need more time to get used to things, so a crate is a good idea.

Some other things you should know about me are some of my quirky minor health stuff. When I came off the streets they thought maybe I was allergic to my environment. I had a lot of itchy skin, but now I get medicated baths and I am doing better. I do have several rough, bald spots on my legs, paws and by my tail from laying and sitting on hard surfaces, like concrete or such for so long. The vet says some of my fur will grow back in, but there’s a possibility of some areas always having thin hair or no hair at all. I think that’s a bonus because it means less shedding in your house, but I do still have a beautiful blonde coat as you can see when you look at all the adorable pictures of me up in my album. I have a very funny personality. It’s a face you just can’t help but love. And my nubby little tail…adorable!

The other thing about me is that for some reason I have one dry eye. Foster Mom says it's just like people. My left eye is the problem, and foster mom has been giving me drops to help keep it moist. I can only see shadows though out of that eye and the vet is hoping my vision will improve with treatment. So this too is something I will survive. I am a survivor.

I really need a family with patience, and who are dog savvy and want to help me build my confidence to be the best dog I can be. I’ve been with Foster Mom for a month, and I haven’t walked far because of my fear of traffic. Maybe 2 blocks. I need a family that understands that building my confidence will take time. I’m absolutely comfortable inside, it’s just the outside world that I’m still unsure of and frightens me. But as I get more used to my surroundings you can increase my perimeter.

I had a couple doggy play dates in the park. I do well with other dogs as long as I have a very slow introduction and get a good sniff in first….even though I’m not too keen on being sniffed myself. I just want to be sure the other dog is ok. I do like to chase a dog at the park and as long as you aren’t feeding treats to me and the other dog all is good. I think though that given time I will get more comfortable, but you have to be patient. It may take some time for me to learn that the outside world is ok but with lots of patience and helping me learn and improve my confidence, Foster Mom says I will enjoy so many things. I really like little humans and just like big humans I know not to jump on them, but I can’t help how fast my butt and tail wiggle. Foster Mom thinks it’s the cutest.

Do I sound like a dog you want to love? I want you to be 100% in because I have a lot of love to give, but it may take a while for me to be comfortable. It may be awhile before I can be fully social, but in the meantime a homebody is definitely what I can be for you.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Lydia

Female/3 yrs


Meet Norman! He's is an approximately 5 year old, 81 pound, yellow Texas HUNK! Norman is looking a little worse for wear but will look like a new dog in no time! He is great with all dogs, big and small and is quite a fan of people. Norman seems to really appreciate any attention he gets. He is such a SWEET boy!!!

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Norman

Male/5 yrs


Murphy is a beautiful black 2 ½ year old lab weighing in at about 50 pounds. While small in stature, almost pint sized, he has several things about him that are larger than life.

First off, his love for his people. This boy is a professional snuggler. His energy level reflects the energy of his surroundings. He is perfectly happy to chill on the couch, cuddle in your lap, or while away the hours whittling a bone, but if given the chance to run and chase balls, he loves to play fetch. Giving the ball back is still a work in progress.

His second larger than life attribute is his big voice. When he’s excited and see’s dogs on his walks, he doesn’t know how to use his library voice. Since Murphy is dog selective, he should be the only dog in the home. New dogs should be slowly introduced and managed. He will do best around dogs with a laidback personality, just like his. He also uses this voice when he goes into his crate, but he eventually settles down. He will need his crate in the beginning while learning what he can and cannot chew on, but he is perfectly potty trained.

Food is his friend and he takes treats gently. He already knows sit, stay, and down. With more treats, and practice, he may learn to redirect that singing voice, and save it for special occasions. He can be quirky about his food though and has been known to resource guard. For this reason, he must go to a dog savvy family and cannot be placed with children under 12. If teens and preteens are in the home, they need to be savvy dog owners as well. Being aware of the resource guarding and keeping Murphy out of situations where he’s forced to defend his food is key to this pup’s success. This is manageable it’s just important to know the signs, and let a dog eat in peace.

His third larger than life characteristic is his ability to chill. Murphy could be categorized as a professional napper. He loves car rides too, as long as you don’t mind a sleeping co-pilot. All the various phases of napping appeal to him, from belly rubs, to snoozing on the couch - he won’t complain.

Out on long walks he wants to smell everything! He walks well on a harness, though he tends to gain 20 pounds of muscle when a squirrel is spotted. Being aware of surroundings will make these walks more pleasurable. Because of his prey drive he cannot go to a home with cats. But that’s okay the perfect environment for this boy would likely be one where he is the center of attention in a low-key environment. His perfect humans want to love on him, cuddle him, and let him give them kisses.

If this cuddlebug sounds like the perfect sweetie for you, then let your adoption coordinator know and lets see if it’s a match made in heaven.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Murphy

Male/2.5 yrs


Parker really should be called Peter Parker because he and the super hero Spider-Man have so much in common.
For instance, this beautiful 2-year-old yellow lab, weighing in at 66-pounds, is currently being raised by a foster family but he’s in search of his forever home – He needs an adoptive family like Aunt May and Uncle Ben to take him in and love him forever. This boy has an athletic build which would be perfect for scaling buildings just like, Peter Parker’s alter ego, Spider-Man. But in Parker the dog’s case he puts this characteristic to use patrolling the fence line at his foster’s home, getting out his energy with the zoomies, playing with other dogs, and on occasion scaling countertops to snatch some bread.

Just like any other super hero our Parker is pretty high energy when he’s active. You have to be to save the world! He needs toys to chew on and something to keep him busy or he will go after shoes, and other non-dog toy kinds of things. Maybe the occasional sofa? Remember he’s young and he needs some training to be the perfect super hero in your home. He’s already mastered the crate. Parker goes in easily if encouraged with a little food, he takes treats gently, and settles down quickly. No fussing.

His foster family is currently working on his friendly excited jumping, he will benefit from training. He does cringe at a hard “NO” but he rebounds quickly and is not shy. Like any super hero’s back story Parker has some mysteries that may have given him his super hero powers. While we can’t trace it to a spider bite, he does have a scar on his neck that may have been from an embedded collar, or a rope. This may be why “NO” is his kryptonite (Yes, we know, wrong super hero.)

As far as human attention this is his number one desire, in fact he will put himself between other dogs and the human giving the pets just so he can get in on some lovin’. He's very affectionate with everyone and will put his front paws on the arm of foster dad’s office chair and nuzzle his cheek when he wants attention. Parker has not yet met a cat, but he gets along with other dogs and people of all ages. He's a smart super hero, and with people who will love on him and exercise him, he will be a great family dog.

Is this the loving yellow labby super hero you’ve been looking for? He will bring warmth and love to your home -- that’s his ultimate superpower. Ask your adoption coordinator for more details.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Parker

Male/Age TBD


While chocolate comes in bitter, semi-sweet, and sweet, our 5-year-old 98 pound chocolate lab Sammie is as sweet as any chocolate can be, rich in color, and those golden eyes say please love me forever and never leave me.

Sammie has had a rough situation. Not because she was a stray on the street given her first taste of indoor life and love, but because she lived in a home with 2 other labs and it was the only life she knew until she was uprooted and surrendered. Foster mom says Sammie is an extremely submissive and sensitive dog. She was absolutely heartbroken when she was given away. Basically, she was kicked out of the only home she knew for nearly 6 years. This poor girl took a little while to understand her whole world was changing, and there was nothing she could do about it.

At first, she didn’t want to interact with anyone, she was afraid to go outside and go potty. And she didn’t want to eat (But this curvy girl needs to lose a few pounds) In the first two days her doting foster mom had to feed her by hand, just so she would eat. About a week into living in her new surroundings she finally settled in. With 7 canine foster siblings Sammie has proven to get along with all but one crazy cattle dog who tried to herd her. She is very gentle with treats and it’s an effort to make sure she doesn’t surrender them to her foster friends. She prefers low energy like-minded couch potatoes that fit in with her routine, but she hasn’t yet met a cat so no feline friends for her. But if she can get a home where swimming is on the activities list she will be in heaven. In her last home, she and her siblings swam in a pond almost every day.

Once into the swing of things she walks nicely on a collar, has no real interest in toys, she doesn’t need a crate, and sleeps soundly next to the bed. She knows the command Sit, and is so calm and easy going there aren’t many commands you’ll really have to use. Maybe a simple come here and cuddle?

While Sammie can be shy with strangers she is good with all people. Her former owners said their reason for giving her up was because she growled at their 18-month-old. They did not give any details of the situation or information about the circumstances. There is a myriad of reasons why this may have happened, not all of them anything to do with this wonderful laid-back chocolate lab. Her foster mom finds it hard to believe that she would growl or be remotely aggressive to anyone she meets. She’s just too sweet. But erring on the side of caution Sammie will not be able to go to a home with children under 8. This lady deserves to be loved and cherished with no threat of tail pulls, ear tugs, or little fingers up the nose.

This wonderful, sweet girl deserves a home full of love, and patient humans who understand it may take a week or more for her to come out of her shell. But when she does they will have a lovely low energy, lump of chocolate to warm their hearts and home.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Sammie

Female/5 yrs


Stuart Here! Coming to you all the way from Puerto Rico. But my English is pretty good right? Foster Ma calls me “Social Stu!” Playtime with humans and other dogs is just who I am – so much fun to be had, so little time!

Being an older, more chill, gentleman I am about 8 years old and 70 pounds of pure yellow lab love!

My foster mom has been letting me meet all sorts of new friends, dogs, kids, even cats! I do love them all – I have noticed the neighbor cat and am interested in her but no official meeting for us yet. Since I haven’t gotten close enough to count as a meeting, I’m still not cleared for Kitty co-habitation.

I LOVE to play and know how to play well with other dogs – still working on figuring out what all the excitement with toys is all about. I am all about spreading the love! Happy with anyone and everyone!

I am a diamond in the rough right now – learning new commands and the lay of the land more and more every day! I’ve master the stairs, at first they just weren’t my thing. Happy to work on my basic commands and although I, personally, think counter surfing is a skill – my foster momma says it's not! Long walks are one of my favorite things and although I still pull sometimes it’s just hard to not be so excited with all the new smells and noises around me! Foster mom says I have serious FOMO I’m afraid of missing out on every smell, and thing I see or hear when we are out for a walk.

Patience is needed right now with me – I have waited a long time to be loved unconditionally. Crates don’t make me very happy so I tend to whine a little when I have to be in it. Foster mom has given me free reign of the downstairs, and the only casualties have been her blinds… but they were in my way. And really they weren't bad. Just a few tooth marks as I tried to move them so I could see the world walk by.

I cannot WAIT to get to my forever home and settle into my routines, meet some new dogs to play with, get endless snuggle time with my family – My paws are crossed my perfect match comes along soon!

Update: Meet Stuart, my fospice baby! Stuart is about 10 years old and we rescued him from Puerto Rico. When we took him into the vet for dental, we discovered he has epitheliotropic lymphoma. With treatment, 6 months max. It’s extremely aggressive. We are taking him in for a second opinion about treatment, however, more than likely we will just focus on quality of life and pain management for as long as possible. Of course, I will cook all of his meals and I am starting him on FECO. But I’m worried because I already see signs of pain. So I am not sure that we even have that long before we have to make the humane decision. 💔 On a positive note, I am so grateful that we rescued him and he will know love and care.

Meet Stuart

Male/10 yrs


Meet Suzy! Suzy was relinquished from the same home as Leroy due to medical needs. This is a first for us but the vet thinks and we will find out for sure soon, that she has a transmissible venereal tumor. What that means is she has a STD that can turn cancerous if not treated. With chemo, it can be treated and she will be fine. Oh my! We are not including the pics cause a girl needs her privacy. 😉

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Suzy

Female/Age TBD


Tommy is a 16-month-old 55-pound yellow lab who is sweet and clumsy and abounds with puppy energy. We describe Tommy as The Little Engine that Could. He’s short and stout with loads of personality! Tommy can be vocal and will express himself when he wants to play, when he wants someone to make room on the couch for him, or when he’s frustrated and wants more attention.

Because he still has some puppy in him, his behaviors reflect that as well. He needs to learn to keep all 4 on the floor. His exuberant jumping can be a bit much for small children, so supervision and dog savvy children are a must. He loves all humans of all ages and genders. He is a very social boy, and the more attention you can give him the happier he is. Part of his love of people causes him to use his mouth to try to guide you to the things he wants you to do. Mouthiness is nothing out of the ordinary for a young dog, and proper training and redirecting him with toys and treats will help alleviate this behavior. Consistency is key when working with a young dog. Tommy is eager to please. Just let him know what he needs to do.

This boy walks fairly well on his EZ walk harness. He pulls just a little when he sees something he wants to smell or look at but not horrible. A younger kid could control him, though he does need some remedial walking skills, and while he knows sit, he will definitely be eager to learn other commands.

He gets along great with dogs of all sizes and all he wants to do is play. If another dog isn’t interested, he backs off when told and doesn’t try to pick any fights. While Tommy currently lives with a cat, he is still not sure what to make of the cat. There have not been enough interactions for him to be anything more than a hard MAYBE with a very dog savvy cat. He is cat curious and will bark at them but has not interacted enough to know if he will chase a cat or run with his tail between his legs from his feline friend.

Foster mom says they’ve nicknamed him “Snapper” because he likes to snap his jaw shut in the air. He’s not trying to bite anyone, just sampling the air and entertain you with his impression of an alligator. This puppy behavior will benefit from training.

As you get to know the personality of this clumsy silly dog, he will snap up your love, and tug at your heart strings as he chugs his way into your family like the little engine who could.

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Tommy

Male/2 yrs


I’m not sure why no one wants me. I’m a beautiful black 3-year-old with soulful eyes, and a story of sadness and success. My name is Willow, and it’s been an amazing journey with Lu’s Labs, they have cared for me when no one else has. They saved me from a sad life of a stray in the south and brought me into their circle of kindness. I found a home, and then I lost it, because of my fears. You see I just am not good around other dogs. They frighten me and then I bark, and I react.

My northern foster has worked hard with me. She has been caring and loving, and with the help of CBD oil, I have calmed down so much. I am so much more able to deal with the sights and sounds of other dogs. Before my foster mom worked hard with me and put me on CBD oil, I would bark and be so stressed whenever I looked out the window and saw another dog. But now I don’t do that anymore. Before, if the German Shephard was outside in the yard next door, I would run like my life depended on it, back and forth along the fence line barking my head off. But now, I just lay in a patch of sun or chill out in the shade of a tree.

I love to chase balls, and run, and once I trust you I even snuggle. But you have to earn that trust. And really you will love me, I’m great with kids, I know all my commands, I give kisses, I like puzzles, and I’ve never destroyed anything. I will take some time, but the best things in life are worth waiting for. You have to be patient with me. But foster mom says I’m well worth the wait.

For more information on my journey please go read the blog post about me on Lu's Labs here

Disclaimer: Please know this is a recently rescued dog that is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy levels are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his or her true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog’s evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provide by the shelter and/or veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates. So always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple years of what is listed.

Meet Willow

Female/3 yrs