ADOPTABLE DOGS

Below are some of the great dogs that are available at Lu's Labs.

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AMOS & MOSLEY- ADOPTION PENDING

Meet Amos and Mosley! Amos and Mosley are 4 yr old bonded brothers. Amos is a chocolate lab and Mosley is a black lab. Their daddy died last yr and their grandfather had been caring for them. He was overwhelmed and has given away the 3 females to a breeder and turned these 2 males into the shelter. They are scared of the shelter and not eating well. The chocolate one, Amos, wants to stay in the shelter managers lap and will only eat out of her hand. The black one, Mosley, wanted to stay in his kennel. 💔 We are breaking them out and getting them into a loving foster home. Welcome to Lu's Labs, boys!


BINGO

Meet Bingo! Bingo’s owner reached out to us for help.... she inherited Bingo from her parents but has realized she isn’t able to give him the attention he deserves. Bingo has been with their family since he was a puppy and she wants him to find a great family ever to love him forever! Bingo is a 7 yr old chocolate male and he is a very sweet dog. He is very friendly and wiggly when I you meet him and he will greet you with a toy in his mouth, ready to play. He knows some basic commands, i.e. sit, shake, stay. Bingo listens very well to his "mama" and seems very devoted to her. According to his owner, he likes kids and all adults he has ever met. We will introduce Bingo to other dogs as soon as we get his vaccinations up to date. Overall, Bingo is a very sweet, "medium energy" boy!

12.10.17 UPDATE:  I'm Bingo. I'm 7 1/2 yrs young. Kids and adults love me. My favorite things have to be squeeze toys that make noise and playing catch. Warm hugs and holding hands keep me happy when I'm not running around wagging my tail like a puppy.


BOBBY

Bobby is a lucky Lu’s Lab boy ready for adoption! Bobby is a handsome Lab mix, possibly mixed with Great Pyrenees. At 7 months, Bobby is already 70 pounds! He is one large, lovable white fur-baby!  Bobby is definitely a puppy with high energy. He needs plenty of outlets for his energy throughout the day. He loves other dogs! His preference is for dogs with energy equal to his probably because Bobby knows a dog similar to himself will have the endurance to last through a long playdate!! Bobby shares toys well and will gladly assume the role of chaser or chase.
Bobby has never shown anything but love toward people, dogs, or cats - he is very good natured. He has been known to be timid in some situations. When Bobby feels threatened, he backs up. This is a concern with a regular collar, as he might slip out. A martingale collar is definitely recommended for this boy. Also, cars are frightening to Bobby. This is good information to keep in mind when walking him. 
As a rescue and puppy, Bobby does not have much experience with a leash or commands. His forever family will need to be the ones to show him how to his perfect gentlemanly manners. But, Bobby is crate trained and house trained! If he is given appropriate chew items, he will leave your personal belongings alone! These are definite pluses!
Bobby adores being adored! He is a sweet, loving boy who craves attention. Do you have room in your heart for this great, probably soon-to-be huge love bug?
Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.

11.30.17 UPDATE:  Bobby, I could smooch his whole face! And he great with other dogs, great with cats, and loves to be snuggled.  This boy is seriously awesome!  Whoever his forever family is, they are SO lucky and going to love him SO much!

12.12.17 UPDATE:  Bobby has met a half dozen kids in the neighborhood from 1+ year olds, 4, 6, and 8 year olds. Everyone is in love (and so are their parents.) He is perfect and calm with all the kids. Rolls over on his belly and gets scratches. He’s got a true lab lean. And he even tries to pet people back. But gently. We did a little sit, down, and stay clicker training training when we came back and he was very agreeable and is treat motivated. He's a smart boy!

"Bobby here. Morning two in my Northern foster home. Foster mom says I’m beautiful. And she likes me best when I’m sleeping because I look like such a cuddle bear. But apparently once I go out for the first walk of the morning with foster dad and eat, I’m raring to go, while foster sis is used to going back to sleep with mama. So we are up! I’ve already played tug of war. Had a spirited wrestling match with foster sis, and went for another walk. And mama says she hasn’t even had her morning coffee yet. Oh well! Sounds like I’m giving her a run for her money. Hehe. I am now trying to find a way to pull mister chicken through the tire...maybe today I will be able to chew his beak off...mama says no plush toy is safe with me. She already had a funeral for a wild-boar.  I’m not sure what all this talk is about me being a high energy puppy, I mean if my foster mom doesn’t move I don’t feel the need to get up! I've been napping since about 8:30 this morning when I had all that energy wrestling with my foster sis. She’s pretty wiped out too."

 
Bobby loved playing tug of war with his foster sister.
 
Bobby is a GREAT leash walker!

BUDDY

Meet Buddy! Buddy is a Lab golden mix. He is 18 months to 2 years old. He gets along great with all dogs male, female, big, or small! He loves cats and likes to engage in play with them and will even go on a walk with the cat on the leash. He is house trained and will go to the door when he needs to go out and knows a few basic commands. He does not care for a crate and will bark continuously if placed in one. He is a young male who enjoys finding things to chew if he does not have plenty of toys of his own. He is great with kids and allows his 11 year old foster human sister to walk him without pulling. Buddy enjoys actives like hiking and running although long walks are just as fun! He loves to snuggle on the couch or on the bed, but understands that a dog bed is his place sleep! 


CASPER-ADOPTED!

Meet Casper! Poor Casper was found by a Good Samaritan a couple of weeks ago and rushed to the vet. The vet says it looks like someone may have literally set him on fire or it could be some kind of chemical burn. 💔 But don’t fear, Casper has been receiving laser therapy and is doing great! We will post updated pics soon so you can see for yourself. This boy is truly amazing ... even though he has gone through a horrific experience, he is loving, goofy, and good with all people! Casper is also great with other pups. Casper knows the meaning of making lemonade with lemons! Sweet Casper is about 2 yrs old and 41 pounds (he needs to gain weight and should be about 50 pounds).

FOSTER UPDATE:  "This dog is UHHH-MAZING. He has his quirks: he looooves food—therefore, he looooves to counter-surf! I’m in the process of breaking him if that right now! He also likes to pick up just RANDOM stuff. Anything! But if he is simply corrected, told no, and is given something he CAN play with/chew on/carry around, he is completely content with that too! 

He’s actually great in the car! He jumps right in, and immediately lays down in either the front OR backseat! I currently have MY dog’s dog bed in my back seat (I keep it with me to give to her at work!) and he discovered it yesterday. This is now his spot in my car! 

He does great with or without a dog; however, his true puppy comes out when he has another dog to play with! He’s so awesome with my boxer. She’s still a puppy, yet she’s big now, and many dogs are put off by her e energy. But not Casper! He utilizes her energy—gets her to chase him. They play tag ALL THE TIME! He doesn’t get angry/annoyed/upset. Just very content! 

He’s been sleeping in a kennel at night (although he would very much LOVE to sleep in the bed!) He is 100% housebroken as well. I’ve been trying to work with him about the furniture. Here’s the deal: my dogs are allowed on all the furniture and he sees this! So I can’t NOT let him on the furniture; HOWEVER, I do not let him get on any furniture without first getting permission! I’m trying to teach him like this JUST in case he ends up in a home that doesn’t want him all over their furniture! If he ends up somewhere where they don’t care, well, then they’ll have a very polite dog, and who can’t appreciate THAT?! 

Also, he IS very independent when I need him to be but is otherwise a SNUGGLE BUG when I love on him! I have a habit of playing with dog ears (I love rolling my dog’s ears through my fingers because her ears are so soft) but when I started doin it to him one day out of habit, he cried out a big scream. His ears are clean and unharmed, so out of pure speculation, something tells me he’s had a bad experience with someone messing with his ears, whether it be the last name owners punished him this way, or someone has pulled on them to the point of pain, SOMETHING! So I’ve been constantly toying with his ears—it’s definitely a work in progress, but at least I can RUB them now without him crying and/or cowering. 

So all-in-all, he’s been a dream to foster!! I’ve hardly had any issues AT ALL. He definitely wanted and NEEDED this kind of attention. Whoever ends up with this one is truly lucky."

He likes to take a snooze during his laser therapy as evidenced in the pictures below :)

 

 
The cone doesn't slow this boy down!

CHOCOLATE BAR PUPPIES

Meet the Chocolate Bar Litter! Hershey, Almond, and Joy are sweet girls who are 9 weeks old and full of puppy love!


COLTRANE

Coltrane is one cool dude! He does not play the saxophone; but at 85 pounds and @6 years old, this blonde boy is a real sweetheart!
Coltrane is an all-around perfect dog. He loves people and other dogs. Coltrane sees everyone as a friend or a future friend. He is good with all people regardless of age or gender. He runs and plays with groups of dogs or is happy to entertain himself and run around on his own. Coltrane has not met cats in his foster home, but he has never been observed to act in an aggressive manner ever. 

Coltrane is medium energy and likes a walk or two during the day. He walks well using a harness. This yellow boy enjoys all manner of toys, plush, kongs, bones, and the ever-popular tennis balls! Yes, Coltrane likes to fetch!

Coltrane is the perfect dog, according to his foster mom. In addition to getting along with all human and canine pals, alike, he is housetrained and crate trained! Sometimes at night, though, he will sleep with his foster mom in the bed! Coltrane is a snuggler! He will curl up and keep you warm on chilly winter nights. Coltrane knows commands: sit, down, stay and come. The best thing about Coltrane, though, is he is a good listener. He will listen to every word you say, and offer a cuddle as reassurance that you are his favorite person in the world!  So, the question is, who does not need Coltrane in their life?

12.12.17 UPDATE:  Coltrane settled in very nicely! He is a BIG couch potato! He slept upstairs in my bedroom on the dog bed from 1:30-9:30 (hubby lets dogs out at 5:30 before work) but not a peep out of him! He is coexisting great with my dogs, Bailey and Bacardi!

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.

 

DENAI

Meet Denai! Denai (pronounced Duh-nay)is a 3 yr old, 54 pound female chocolate beauty! She was a stray picked up on an old golf course. EVERYONE at the shelter loved her and the reached out to Lu’s Labs for help. Denai gets along with everyone, cats and dogs! She is a total doll!!!

Denai is brand new to Lu's Labs so check back for updates!


FREYA

Meet Freya! Freya is about 6-7 months old and 30 pounds (needs to gain some weight). Freya is a doll and will be a petite gal when all grown up.

Freya is brand new to Lu's Labs so check back for updates.


GOLDIE

Meet Goldie!  She is approximately 2 years old and is good with other dogs. More to come as we get to know her.   

Goldie is brand new to Lu's Labs so check back soon for updates.


GUS

Meet Gus! Gus found himself in need of help due to all the rain and flooding in Louisiana. Of course, we stepped up! Gus is a gorgeous 2-3 yr old boy who is in search of his forever home. Gus is a shy boy who has been making great progress in his foster home.  He now seeks out attention from his foster and even comes up on the couch for some cuddle time!


JERRY

Meet Jerry! Jerry is a majestic 7 -9 yr young old yellow Louisanna boy! He’s super sweet and looking for a forever family to love!

Jerry is brand new to Lu's Labs so check back for updates.


JOLLY & ONYX

Lu’s Labs is pleased to introduce Jolly and Onyx. These lovely, black ladies are approximately 5-6 years old. They are medium to low energy, and they like to keep each other company inside and out. It is very convenient to always have your playmate with you at all times. Adopting two as opposed to just one can certainly provide lots of opportunities for playing in one’s own backyard. Jolly and Onyx have curvy figures: Jolly weighing in at 99 pounds and Onyx, slightly less, at 89 pounds. Their sizes are misleading, however, as they are both very fast! Jolly and Onyx have a strong prey drive that includes (at least outdoor) cats, so it is in everyone’s best interest that they go to a cat-free home. They may not do well with other small animals either. Their prey drive is also a quality to be noted while walking the dark beauties. However, using an easy walker harness, both girls settle down nicely. They seem leash trained with the harness and know what behavior is expected of them. They know the command “sit”; obviously, they have spent time with a family before coming to Lu’s Labs. A further clue to their familiarity with home life is that they are completely house trained. They sleep in crates at night, but have not been seen chewing things that are off limits. Jolly and Onyx also are very fond of the kitchen! They are very eager to accompany their foster mom into that revered area of the home: where the treats live!!! These girls are very treat driven, and that translates to easy training! Jolly and Onyx are great with other dogs. Their foster family has two labs and everyone gets along just fine. These girls are a couple of lovey, cuddlers looking for a family to join. They are couch potatoes, requesting to have snuggles and belly rubs as soon as foster mom sits down. Their kisses are offered frequently and without reserve. They love all the adults with whom they have come into contact. It would be wonderful if these two girls were adopted into a family with no other dogs. Jolly and Onyx are two divas who deserve the limelight all their own! Please be aware that these are recently rescued dogs who are still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dogs start to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dogs will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of these dogs' evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.

Some Girl Talk from Jolly and Onyx...
Me: If you had just one wish, what is the one thing you want most in your forever home?
Jolly: I just want a sunny backyard where I can watch (and sometimes chase) the squirrels & chipmunks 24/7 (and my sister).
Onyx: I just want a nice comfy sofa and a human to cuddle with (and my sister).

Leash Walking Progress Report...
• Jolly continues to refine her skills; paid less attention to the squirrels today
• Onyx is making tremendous strides; the zigs and zags now appear to be under control

Today's Grade = A

FOSTER UPDATE:  All I can say is WOW. I cannot for the life of me imagine how anyone could have given up this pair of 99% PERFECT labs! These sweet, fun, affectionate girls wasted no time in capturing our hearts. They are perfect angels in the house. No accidents, don’t beg for food from the dinner table, happily play with toys and chew on their antlers. They sit nicely for treats, which they take gently, and Onyx loves to show off her handshake skills with either paw! They eat their meals promptly, but don’t gulp their food, so a slow feeder is not needed. Jolly in particular is on a diet, although Onyx could also stand to lose a pound or two, but neither of them has complained about the smaller portions and green beans! 

Jolly is a champion snuggler who quickly staked out her claim to my lap on the couch, though I believe, given the chance, Onyx would be just as comfortable in the same spot. Time will tell whether Onyx will accept the slightly tighter spot she was offered to snuggle with Foster Dad, but for now, she’s content to flop on the other end of the couch. They crate without much effort, and sleep quietly through the night.

Outdoors, they love exploring the yard and playing together, and enjoy barking greetings to the neighbor GSD through the fence. They even come running when called if they wander out of sight. (Around the still fenced corner of the house) Their idea of the perfect outdoor nap is to find a spot on the deck and bask in the warm sunshine. 

Their prey drive does kick in at times! When a neighborhood cat took a shortcut home along the top of the fence, both girls were there in an instant! Cat will likely take the long way home from now on! Lol! 

Both girls love walks, and wag and wiggle happily while getting harnessed and leashed. Jolly is an ideal walking companion. She stays beside you and keeps your pace. Onyx is a bit more curious, and loves to sniff and examine her surroundings, but is not a big puller. Just needs a little practice! 

Jolly and Onyx join the ranks of the fosters we’ve had that refuse to take a flight of stairs indoors. (This is the 1% imperfection...for us personally. May be a non-issue for other homes) They are each fully capable, as they will navigate the few outdoor stairs in the front and back of the house with ease. We are working with them, and I’m confident that they will overcome their hesitation in due time, as it’s only been 2 days so far. 

Onyx does jump a bit when she’s excited, as in greeting people, but again, shouldn’t be difficult to correct. Jolly likes a good roughhousing session now and then, with either people or Onyx, but due to her size, can sometimes get a little too exuberant. She is excellent at understanding when she’s told to bring it down a notch.

They will be evaluated together and separately with other dogs to determine their social skills level, and also going to try to find some kiddos to meet and see how they do with little ones. I don’t see this being any challenge at all, but will update as the data rolls in!

Overall, this stunningly beautiful pair is as close to ideal as they come.

 
Jolly and Onyx love being outside!
Left to right, Jolly, Rex (foster brother), Onyx, Annabelle (foster sister)
The girls are GREAT walkers!

LINUS

Meet Linus! Linus is 2 years old and 59 pounds of pure yellow sweetness. He is a moderate energy Southern fella who found himself on the streets after his owner passed away. Well now he’s a Lu’s Lab and doesn’t need to worry about homelessness ever again.

Linus enjoys the outdoors. He especially likes leashed walks or jogs. He pulls some when walked with just a collar, but is improving every day. Linus likes trips to the dog park. Linus gets along with all dogs, and shows a particular fondness for the female species - he'll even let the gals boss him around a little! He has no problems with male pooches, but like many dogs, he does stand his ground when they get snarky towards him. Hey - he's heard the expression "happy wife, happy life", and there is no mention of gents in there!

Linus is just as happy playing fetch with his favorite human. He gets along with everyone. He hasn’t had much experience with young children, but we have no reason to believe he’d be anything but fine for children. Now that the weather is getting colder, Linus is a perfect cuddle buddy for you. He loves to snuggle and just be petted. Linus is still learning personal space boundaries and is working on basic commands and manners.

Linus is completely housebroken and is crate trained. He goes into his crate willingly and due to his foster’s work schedule, Linus spends 7-8 hours in the crate and is just fine. Linus is slowly being left out of the crate when nobody is home for longer and longer periods of time, and is doing just fine. 
Linus is ready to meet you and be welcomed into his new fur-ever 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.


LOGAN

Lu's Labs would like to present Logan, a beautiful black boy, weighing approximately 60 pounds! Although Logan is about 4 years of age, he retains a lot of his puppy enthusiasm! As he adores being around people, he will shower everyone with huge amounts a love, which he expects to be reciprocated!

Logan is a medium energy dog. He enjoys daily walks. He is a good walker, using only a collar. Logan is a happy fella, curious about the cats he sees in the neighborhood. He does not live in a home with cats, nor have we seen him in any one-on-one cat interactions. But, his true fondness is for squirrels. Although he has never caught a squirrel, he does have a high prey drive for those furry grey teasers!

Logan enjoys playtime with other dogs. He enjoys a good game of chase or keep away. Logan has visited dog parks and accompanies his foster mom on jogs. He is working very diligently to master the finer points of fetch. He has perfected the catch, which is a good part of the game. He is a master at running around with the ball. But, Logan continues to practice the bring back and drop steps.

Logan is housebroken and crate trained. He sometimes sleeps in his crate and stays in there for a few hours during the day. Logan needs a little encouragement to enter the crate - a treat or two would definitely do the job, nicely! Once Logan understands the rules of his new home, what to and what not to chew, the trust in his behavior will grow. But, as with most new family dogs, a crate can be a useful tool!

Logan is neither food nor toy possessive. He shares beautifully. His loving personality is one of his best features! Logan gets along with all dogs and people of all ages. He is a cuddle bug! His foster mom says that Logan is "genuinely the perfect family dog"!  Is your family the perfect family for Logan?

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.

11.9.17 UPDATE:  Logan's personality keeps on getting bigger!! Last night while I was doing my makeup he crawled over to hangout and give me lots of kisses.  He slept through the night great and got up around 8:30 this morning to eat and go out. No accidents so far! He's starting to play and his sass is coming out a bit! Still trying to figure out how to get onto my bed though! LOL

11.14.17 UPDATE:  Logan is just a ray of sunshine this morning! This morning he ran laps with his pal Oliver and burned off some energy. Now that he's super comfortable here he's definitely a dog with a good amount of energy but still loves to cuddle ❤

 
Logan leaving the shelter!
Logan has done well with everyone he has met so far!
Logan making dog friends!

LOUIE

Louie is a one year old bundle of puppy love! This black boy weighs 46 pounds and is high energy, just like you would expect a puppy to be!
He enjoys several walks a day, using just a collar. He likes to run and play with other dogs. Initially, Louie can be hyper when greeting new friends, but he calms down soon after. His foster mom is pretty sure he would be a water boy. 

Louie loves his people, too. He is a cuddle bug and a very good snuggler. When meeting new people, Louie may bark in excitement at first, and after a few pets and a quick sniff, he is begging for affection! Louie gets along with all people and loves his foster canine siblings. Louie has not been introduced to cats, as yet. This peaceful boy shows no aggression of any kind.

Louie is crate trained and is used to staying in the crate for several hours during the day. But foster mom lets this lovey boy snuggle in bed with her at night. He knows how to sit, but Louie would benefit from further training to expand his command repertoire. He is potty trained as well, but needs to be let out often to reinforce this habit. He likes to keep to a schedule!  Louie is on his way to being a perfect gentleman! He would add tons of fun to any group! Is Louie the pup for your family?

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.


LUCY LOU

Meet Lucy Lou! Lucy Lou is a 1-2 yr old, 46 pound petite beauty! She is a sweet and friendly girl that gets along well with others! She is very sweet, can jump a little when she gets excited but is not harmful. It just means she wants attention and to be loved. She is walked with other dogs and gets along great with them. She’s been around some kids from teenagers to 10 years old and does really well with them. Lucy doesn’t have any food related issues. She pulls a little on leash but corrects well.  She is also good with cats.

12.12.17 UPDATE:  Lucy Lou is a petite of energy! She was in boarding for a while, so we are just now starting to really see her personality shine through. She went from boarding to a house full of people ages 10 to 87 and two resident pups ages 2 and 9. Every day is full of new experiences and she is eager to tackle them all (she doesn’t like to brag, but she figured out the stairs in on her 2nd try). She loves playing with her foster siblings and all of their toys. Her favorite pastime when she’s not chasing or being chased is chewing on a Benebone. The surest way to get her to sit still is loving on her. She will come right up on your lap and soak it all in. Her foster mom says she has the softest coat in the house (not to brag, again)! With a little coaxing she gets in her crate and sleeps though the night. She’s had a few accidents in thehouse, but considering the huge adjustment, she is fitting in just fine! More to come as we get to know this spunky little girl!

 
Lucy Lou is a bouncy happy girl!
 
Lucy likes to lay down with a nice chew toy from time to time.
 
Lucy loves to play with other dogs!

LUNA

The Roman goddess of the moon is called Luna. Lu’s Labs’ high energy, fully house-broken beautiful black goddess of a dog is also called Luna! Just shy of being 1 year old, she is a typical frisky pup. Luna weighs in at about 40 pounds. This fun-loving girl hasn’t met a dog she doesn’t like. Luna has not had experience with the cats. She is currently being fostered with three other labs. She is the smallest of all of them and loves to be chased or to do the chasing. Luna also enjoys trips to the dog park, playing fetch, and games of tug of war. She walks nicely on a leash using just a collar. Luna enjoys bones and has an affinity for socks. She doesn’t even care if they are clean or dirty she is happy to collect them all. 
You will feel like you’ve be loved to the moon and back when you meet Luna. Luna adores her people, and all people for that matter. She has been described as, “pure joy and eager to please.” Luna loves to snuggle with you in your bed as you sleep the night away. Luna really enjoys being near her people, and is learning how to be on her own a little bit too. She sees that it’s ok to lay across the room from you, or even in another room. She has learned, with her foster’s mom’s patient guidance, that she will be fine when foster mom leaves for work all day. Luna will go into her crate with coaxing while you are away at work.Luna will sit nicely for you, but she is a young dog and is still working on other basic commands. She will do best with an active person or family due to her energy level. The moon doesn’t breathe, but this little “moon goddess” will take your breath away. Are you ready to welcome Luna into your 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.


LYDIA

Meet Lydia! Lydia is a young two year old, 65lb gorgeous black lab who is looking for a loving family to call her own. She has the most adorable smile and she’s hoping it will convince you to throw her favorite ball. 
Lydia is a medium energy girl who loves her walks and playing hide and seek with her favorite toys and bones. She loves to chew a good bone and will spend 15 minutes gnawing away. Each new bone she comes across is her new favorite, and you know this because she does a happy dance/prance when she finds a new bone.  Like most young pups, she will benefit from some basic training to perfect her manners and learn commands, but her foster mom says she is super-duper smart – she nailed “sit” in 20 minutes and is now working on “wait”. She is very curious too, which another clue to her intelligence. Lydia needs a little incentive to go into her crate (treats work well), but she is well behaved once she is crated, and Lydia sleeps all night in the crate without a peep. Lydia has continued to work on potty training in her northern foster home and she has not had a single accident. Her foster mom has diligently kept her on a potty schedule and it is working. 

Lydia is friendly when meeting new people, and seems to enjoy everyone she meets. She does have a habit of jumping up to say hello; she can’t help it, she’s just so excited to see you! She absolutely loves her people! She can snuggle with the best of them. If you are wondering where Lydia is, look no further than straight down – she loves to be where her people are. She has a most excellent lab-lean, and will just soak up your affections.  She has become accustomed to outdoor cats and no longer reacts to them, and she is just fine with indoor cats too.  This girl has a strong spirit and like most dogs, will stand her ground if another dog gets snarky with her. She’s no drama queen, she just likes to have a little warm up time and then she is ready to play. When she is familiar with a dog friend, she enjoys a good wrestling match.
Lydia will be the loyal, affectionate friend you have been waiting for.

12.12.17 UPDATE:  Lydia is settling in to my routine and she is awesome! She slept in her crate all night without a peep. When morning comes, she greets me with a lab lean to soak up affection. She does her business quickly in the yard and runs around for a few minutes searching for new toys or bones.

She stands still while I put the leashes on her and she happily walks with me. After a 15 minute walk, she is happy to go back inside and hang out. She knows "sit" and is perfecting the "wait" part with the help of a leash. She takes treats gently and patiently.

She is perfectly comfortable sharing space with my cats, she has no reaction to them.


NELSON

Meet Nelson! Nelson is a GORGEOUS 3 yr old, 90 pound (needs to lose 10 pounds) male hunk of yellow lab! Nelson has been with the same family since he was 6 months old and has lived with children and small and large dogs. Kitties are unknown. Nelson’s Mom described him as having “all the personality of a 1st grade little menace boy! He’s mischievous, lazy and sweet!” Nelson is good in the crate, house broken, LOVES to swim, go boating and chase balls! Nelson WILL... we repeat, WILL steal food so consider yourself warned! Nelson is approved for kids age 8 and up.


PENELOPE

Meet Penelope! She’s a compact black beauty weighing in at only 35 pounds, although she needs to gain some weight. This one-year-old sweetheart loves EVERYONE! She is friendly to all humans and dogs and is just fine with cats. She enjoys resting her sweet head in her human’s lap so she can be petted and give puppy kisses in return. She equally enjoys playing with her doggie pals! Penelope is just a sweetheart.
Penelope still has her pup-energy, so she appreciates walks and outdoor play time several times a day. Her other hobbies include playing with her toys and going for car rides. Penelope already knows how to sit and only pulls a bit on her leash when walking with just a collar. At night she either settles down on her doggie bed or in her crate. She is crate trained and her potty training is coming along nicely. 
If you’re looking for a snuggle-buddy to keep you warm this winter and tiny nose-prints on your car windows, Penelope is your girl!

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.


ROGER AKA LOUIE

Meet Roger, an approximately 1-2 year old black lab boy. Roger is a lovely and playful boy with a goofy personality. He is a medium/high energy dog, and will benefit from several sessions of exercise each day. Roger has some scars that look to be from a minor hit by a car. The scars do not seem to bother him one bit. He is happy to be loved and cared for now that he’s a Lu’s Labs dog. When we found Roger, he was emaciated. He is currently underweight at 65 pounds and he eats his food very quickly. This could be because of his history of not knowing where his next meal is coming from. Poor baby! Don’t worry Roger, you will be spoiled and loved for the rest of your life! Roger’s family should use a slow feeder and feed him separately from other pets for right now. We need to build his confidence and show him he doesn’t need to worry about anything.

Just like most young dogs, Roger’s forever family should be ready to provide daily exercise (Roger is long, lean, and fast! He'd make a great running partner) and training to teach him how to be a great pack member for the rest of his life. This should include basic manners, leash walking and taking treats gently. Roger is already crate trained and is great in the crate. His current placement has a variety of dogs and Roger has been great with all the dogs he has met. He loves to run with other playful pups. He loves squeaky balls, toys, and he is a Ladies’ man! Roger can be mouthy at times, after all, he’s still a young guy! With proper training and consistency, this behavior will likely change. If the family who adopts Roger has children, they should be ready and willing to work on this. Roger is a loving, playful and happy lab and his personality will continue to emerge as he settles into his forever home. Is your home ready for Roger to become the star of your show?

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.


RUFUS

We are so very pleased to introduce Rufus! This blonde boy hails from Mississippi. Rufus, at approximately 2 years of age and 44 pounds, would be a loving member of any family.

This neutered boy’s owner was not able to give Rufus the attention he needed and he was turned into the shelter. Lu’s Labs is here to make sure that doesn't happen again and we will work hard to ensure his next home is his happiest and last!

Since Lu’s Labs has known Rufus, he has proved himself the perfect gentleman. Rufus has some lovely manners that will certainly attract a great many applicants. Rufus is crate trained. He prefers his crate, in fact, with the door open and full of his favorite toys. He does not jump on adults or children. Rufus does not jump on furniture. Rufus is progressing quickly with potty training as well. By all accounts, this is one smart boy.

Rufus’ gracious manners extend to walks! He walks well with a harness or a collar. Presently, Rufus is living with a cat and bird in his foster mother’s home. He ignores both. Clearly, Rufus has a low prey drive. However, we must mention, that Rufus is not a fan of rain. Going outside during wet weather may initially be a joint activity for (wo)man and her/his best friend!

Rufus has a gentle manner. He plays well by himself or with others. He needs very little exercise. Walks are enough to wear out this beautiful boy. But, he will always say yes to a short game of fetch. Rufus definitely has the “I love tennis balls” Labrador quality!

Rufus’ foster mom has taken him to dog parks, swimming, and on play dates. He plays fetch in the back yard. Rufus is an easy-going companion, willing to be a part of a family’s day in any way. Rufus is not a barker; he does not beg, and takes treats nicely. He knows basic commands, such as “sit”, “come”, “leave it”, “drop it”, and “come”.

This perfect boy is looking for a family to love him and share their home with him. By all accounts, he would be a calm, loving, affectionate addition to any group. It is so easy to fall in love with this boy; is he the perfect boy for you?

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.

11.14.17 UPDATE:  I know its been a while. I was not feeling too good - had a nasty cough. So foster Mom had me on medication and I slept a lot as I could not be around other dogs. I wuvs the comforter in my crate, so I choose to sleep there with all my toys and door open. Foster Mom says I am the quietest most behaved dog she has ever had. Well, short of house training - but we are on day five of a perfect track record. I really am a good dog - foster Mom says probably the old man that had me was just not well enough to get me outside when I needed it. So we are just unlearning some bad habits. But we are so good now.....foster Mom is so proud of me. I dont bark, ignore the cats, ignore the bird, I don't beg, I dont get on furniture, leash trained, know other simple commands, dont chew up my toys or anything else, and I prefer to be inside with foster Mom. I just quietly sleep there as she paints. All round - the turn key perfect companion dog. I do love to chase a ball - but we have been on quiet rest and so it was just short stints. But I have it in my crate and we get it out every day and play. Yup, I am ready for Lu's Labs to find me that perfect family.

P.S.S. I melts when it sprinkles. Yup, not a fan of rain at all.

Tail wags
Rufus

11.17.17 UPDATE:  I am on day 7 of no accidents in house training. I am such a good good boy. And better yet - I only go in one place in the yard. Unless its raining of course - I melts in the rain. But foster Mom has up a canopy and I go under the canopy. Foster Mom says I am such a baby. She says that the new owners gonna need a big canopy type tree - and then she laughs. Not so funny to me - I melts when it sprinkles. Gotta get a better Union Steward.

Yesterday I came out of the crate. Gently put one paw on foster Moms lap, then a second paw...very gently. Then I lifted my back leg and foster Mom asked if I wanted on her lap. Well, of course, the cats sleep there all the time! So, with the invite - I crawled up on her lap and I laid there watching TV. Foster Mom says I am an absolute sweetheart.

So, here I sits today waiting on my treat and counting the days till December 3rd - transport day to Lus Labs.

Yup, this is the life.

Tail wags
Rufus

11.27.17 UPDATE:  Good morning from foster dog Rufus.  Officially pouting. I do it well foster Mom says. I went on a reconnaissance mission of the house perimeter this morning and came back proudly bearing this great straw hat and carefully and gently put it with my toys in my crate. Foster Mom was laughing and she crawled into the back of my crate and stole my new toy. Seriously! How fair is that? She said the hat was a present from Carol Forbes. Hummmmmph....just so unfair.

I used to play fetch, but I wont fetch my stuffed toys anymore - those I round up and put back in crate - very carefully. I love to chase the ball - but dont steal and toss my stuffed teddy bears! Foster Mom says I am a proverbial hoarder.

Yesterday I went to see the vet with Nicole Nuccio and they tell me I am as healthy as a horse. Heartworm negative. WooHoo.

Well, its WooHoo except foster Mom stole back my new toy - a straw hat. Its a dogs life here in Mississip. Counting down the days till Dec 9th. 

Hope you have a great time with family at Thanksgiving.
Me - my goal is to be "home" by Christmas!

Tail wags

Rufus

 
Rufus is good with cats!

SHADOW

Have you lost your Shadow? Well, Lu's Labs has found him!
Shadow is a black, beautiful boy approximately 5 years old and 60 pounds. He has the beginning of a very distinguished white beard around his muzzle. But those eyes - soulful, dark eyes that bestow love onto all who catch his gaze!
Shadow is a cuddler. He will gladly accept any and all adorations from ear rubs to back scratches to snuggles! He has the most adorable habit of carrying his food bowl around in his mouth when it’s getting near dinner time!
The list of Shadow's wonderful attributes goes on and on. He is house trained; he is crate trained, and he loves all-animals and humans alike. He currently lives with a four-year-old and is wonderful with her. He is also currently living with cats, who are his playmates. Shadow demonstrates no aggression towards them, but he will initiate a good game of chase. Shadow gets along with all dogs and loves to play chase and keep away. He can be a bit of a ladies’ man around the girls – he particularly enjoys their company! He has a foster sister with whom he loves to play with. 
Shadow is medium energy and loves walks or a long game of fetch with all members of his foster family. The lab love of all things round and bouncy is strong in this black beauty! He will benefit from some basic training on the leash and can be a bit of a counter surfer – par for the lab course!
In the spirit of full disclosure, Shadow had what they believe was a seizure upon entering the shelter from where he was rescued. As far as Lu's Labs knows, this is the only seizure he has ever had and could possibly be attributed to the stress of entering the shelter. He has been thoroughly examined and watched for any additional signs. As none have been observed, and no problems were found, Shadow has been given a clean bill of health. However, this is information his new vet will certainly need. 
Shadow is a loving lab who has won the hearts of his foster family. Shadow would be a lovely addition to any family. He will certainly live up to his name and follow those he adores around forever!

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.


SIERRA

Meet Sierra! Sierra is a 1 year old, 48 pound black gal from Louisiana, and she is amazing! Sierra has so many wonderful Lab qualities in her personality: sweet, friendly, playful, affectionate, obedient, quick-learning, and loves to fetch! We could go on and on about this girl. In fact, three of her daycare providers did just that!  Due to space issues, Sierra has been in boarding while in the south. On three different days, three different care providers interacted with Sierra and other dogs. And all three filled the report sheets with glowing comments about Sierra. Two of them said they wanted to keep her! All remarked that she was very interested in both playing and cuddling. She loves belly rubs and giving kisses. She enjoys being in your lap and receiving attention. She loves to give paw and does so with abandon! Sierra meets new dogs in a friendly, excited-tail-wagging manner and is playing within minutes. Sierra loves her doggie friends and will stay close by them during play time. She knows sit, shake, heel, stay, and fetches perfectly. Sierra really enjoys plush toys. In fact – sierra just seems to enjoy everything! One provider commented, “Sierra is happy all the time”!  If you are looking to add sunshine to your life, Sierra is the girl for you. She lights up any room she enters!

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.


SULLIE

Meet Sullie! Who wants to snuggle with THIS irresistible hunk of love? Recent updates on this 5 year old boy include phrases such as “most gentle dog ever”, “fuzzy cuddle buddy”, and “my cats have literally slept on him.” 

Sullie is sweet to all humans, young and old, male and female…but he especially loves the ladies. He gets along great with all dogs, cats, and even chickens, but he loves people the most because they can rub his ears and tell him how wonderful he is. He so thoroughly enjoys basking in the love, affirmations, and affections of his people that we suspect Sullie would particularly enjoy being a doted-on only child. However this is not a requirement because Sullie finds the good in all situations and in all other human and furry friends/siblings. As long as he is getting his fair share of sweet talk and companionship, this boy will be happy.  In addition to being an incurable sweetheart, Sullie is housebroken, knows how to sit and walks nicely on his leash with just a collar. He doesn’t require much activity beyond leashed walks and playing with his toys. He excels at lounging. Gifted in that department, really. Sullie would do well in any home that is looking for a relaxed companion, rather than a champion fetcher or running partner. If you need to go to work, he is happy to stay in his crate up to 7 hours. At night he can sleep in his crate, the couch, his bed, your bed. He’s easy. Sweet Sullie had a rough start in life. Worn teeth, a permanent scar by his soft mouth, and a touch of arthritis in his fluffy, golden 72 pound frame are somber remnants from the sad days he endured before he began his new life with Lu’s Labs. Now Sullie can look forward to comfortable beds, safe, joyful days and endless snuggles with his forever family.

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level 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 true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a 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 of years.


WALTER

Meet Walter!
Walter is a sweet, lovable and loving 3 yr old black lab from Texas. He is currently about 55lbs, but needs to put on another 5-10 lbs. Walter is good with everyone and everything that breathes – dogs of all sizes, cats, kids – he doesn’t even chase ducks or chickens unless he is led astray by his foster brother! Walter has a great lab lean and loves to cuddle and give kisses, but outside, he is playful and will take himself for a swim if the opportunity presents itself. Walter doesn’t mind if another dog is nearby while he eats or drinks from his bowls. “There is not a mean bone in his body” says his foster mom. Walter sits to be leashed and knows to come when called. He does pretty well on the leash, and his whole body wiggles with joy so much that it makes it difficult for his admirers to get a good picture. Walter hasn’t discovered the in’s and out’s of fetch yet, and he does show a little bit of fear at sudden movements so he will need a little time to learn to just enjoy being a family member and build trust in his new home. Foster mom says that about a week or so into his environment, his personality will begin to emerge. Just a note of caution – Walter LOVES the taste of a good dog bed if he's got nothing else to do – he has attempted to eat two of them in his crate. Foster mom has discovered that a blanket in the crate = good idea. A dog bed in the crate = big mess! A tasty stuffed kong while crated would be a great idea as well! His foster mom says even though she’s still getting to know him, he is “a good one for sure”! If a cat/dog/kid/people loving, leaning black lab is what you are looking for, Walter just might be “a good one” for you!

11.7.17 UPDATE:  Walter is doing well this morning.  He ate a good dinner last night after getting home from the Vet where he had his "procedure".  He is a very sweet boy!  He likes to sit close and lean in for rubs.  He yields his food and water bowls to me and the other dogs. Not a mean bone in this guy! He walks next to my Lab like they have been friends forever!  He casually sniffed the cats and backed away from my very assertive Maine Coon so a home with cats won't be a problem for Walter.  The Vet staff said he wouldn't walk on a leash but he's been OK here on leash and doesn't pull much.  He went into his crate with a gentle nudge and point and was quiet all night.  He's 55 pounds but needs to gain 5 to 10.  His appetite is good so that won't be an issue.  His coat is shiny and his teeth look good.  Overall he's in good shape.  I gave him some toys but he hasn't touched them yet.  We will see if that changes as he settles in.  I'm still getting to know him but he is for sure a good one!!!

11.13.17 UPDATE: I took Walter and my other 2 dogs (a GSD and a chocolate Lab for their walk this morning and this time let them all off leash in the pasture to play for a bit.  They had a good run and all got along really well.  Walter even took a plunge in the pond!  I think he was just following my GSD and didn't intend to get wet but he didn't seem to mind when he did.  He jumped and played like a regular dog.  It's so nice to see him forgetting the shelter and turning into a regular pup!  When I called him he came right to me and sat.  He is very good about sitting to be leashed or handled.  I think Walter would love having another dog in the home as he defers to them and likes to follow their lead.

11.27.17 UPDATE:  I tried to get some pictures today. It is hard getting a good picture of a wiggling black dog. He is still good with cats, multiple dogs- big and small, male and female. He doesn't bother the ducks or chickens unless Misty, our GSD, starts to chase and then he will follow. She has a strong prey drive so we have to keep her away from them. Alone, he is good with birds. We do mostly off leash now around the farm. He stays beside me and when he moves away, he will return when called. He loves to run but does not know about fetch or to chase a ball. He likes cuddles. He will lean on my leg and give kisses. I did notice he is sometimes fearful with sudden movements. He was with me while I prepared for feeding. I moved buckets, dragged a water hose and opened feed cans. He jumped and dodged like he might get hit but when I talked to him, he did come right to me. So he is not afraid of me. But I think someone was heavy handed with him. I think he just needs time to get used to things. He is just going to need time to settle where ever he goes. After about a week or so, they will see his real personality. He has gained to what looks like a good weight. He eats well. He's going to be a good family member for someone. Oh! He is a bed chewer. He has been through 2. So no bed in his crate. I now have a blanket in there for him which he leaves alone. He's not interested if there is no stuffing to shred.


WANDA

Meet Wanda! Wanda was found wandering around a Walmart parking lot (hence the name) and no one claimed her. So she’s joining the Lu’s Labs family! Wanda is about 2 yrs old, super sweet and loving (tries to paw at you to be close), always smiling, and gentle with other dogs! She is truly a sweetheart!

12.10.17 UPDATE:  Wanda is settling in nicely! She's a sweet, gentle soul yet can be quite playful. She's house trained, and likes to retreat to her crate when ready for some down time. She's great with other dogs, not a big barker, and likes to cuddle.

 
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WATSON

Meet Watson! Watson is a 7 yr old yellow LOVE! He’s good with all dogs and adores people! Watson is housebroken and good in the crate. Watson is going to make some lucky family very happy!

11.26.17 UPDATE:  Watson is not only adorable but one of the most affectionate boys you will meet. He's not really into toys and is a laid back boy when inside but loves running around outside with the pack. He also loves walks and car rides. Watson is all love, not a mean bone in his body and has never had an issue with any dog he has ever met. He's a complete baby doll! He's put on some much needed weight in the months he has been with his foster mom and is up to around 80 pounds now.  He is looking and feeling great!

 12.12.17 UPDATE:  Good Morning from Watson 2.0! He continues to be sweet as pie with perfect house manners and leash manners.... and he continues to be such a loving and appreciative pup! If you want lightly aged yellow perfection in your home, look no further than this sweet guy!

 
Watson is such a happy boy!!!