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.

You can also view our adoptable dogs on our Petfinder by clicking on the button below

 

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


Say hello to Scarlett.

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 she tried to find my owner but no one came forward. 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 Blakely! He is an approximately 1 1/2 year old gorgeous black boy who hails from Mississippi! Blakely weighs around 50 pounds but still has a few to gain. When he came to the shelter he was missing hair on half of his body (as you can see his shelter picture here in his album) but his hair has almost completely filled in. Blakely is good with dogs of all sizes, good with cats, loves people and is great with kids! Blakey is happy, playful and super sweet! This boy is a GEM!

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 Blakely

Male/1.5 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


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


Meet Calvin! He is a sweet 6 month old boy who hails from Louisiana. Calvin weighs approximately 36 pounds but definitely still has some growing to do! This poor boy along with his brothers was living at a local saw mill. Calvin and his brothers got on the radar of one of our amazing fosters and she quickly swooped in and saved them. While the workers at the saw mill fed them and tried to keep them out of harms, unfortunately one of the pups had his leg crushed when a log fell on him. He was taken to the Vet for surgery to remove his crushed leg but sadly didn't make it. Despite this tragedy, Calvin and his brother Clayton are doing amazing! They are sweet happy pups who are great with other dogs and have lots of love to give! While they may be brothers, they are still pups and do not need to be adopted together. They do great with everyone and just need a home with lots of love from their new family! And yes, Calvin has one beautiful sky blue eye, he's one gorgeous pup!

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 Calvin

Male/5 months


Meet Clayton! He is a sweet 6 month old boy who hails from Louisiana. Clayton weighs approximately 40 pounds but definitely still has some growing to do! This poor boy along with his brothers was living at a local saw mill. Clayton and his brothers got on the radar of one of our amazing fosters and she quickly swooped in and saved them. While the workers at the saw mill fed them and tried to keep them out of harms, unfortunately one of the pups had his leg crushed when a log fell on him. He was taken to the Vet for surgery to remove his crushed leg but sadly didn't make it. Despite this tragedy, Clayton and his brother Calvin are doing amazing! They are sweet happy pups who are great with other dogs and have lots of love to give! While they may be brothers, they are still pups and do not need to be adopted together, they do great with everyone and just need a home with lots of love from their new family! While Clayton doesn't have a blue eye like his brother he is still one gorgeous pup!

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 Clayton

Male/5 months


Look at these cute brothers. Approximately 12 weeks old!

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.


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/2 yrs


Meet Ethan! He is a very sweet boy from Louisiana that desperately needed our help. Ethan, was brought to the shelter by his OWNER and surrendered. He is estimated to be 3 to 4 years old. As you can see, Ethan is VERY emaciated and will need to gain 30 to 40 pounds. In addition, he is full of worms and has significant skin issues. While it is heart breaking to know that people chose to keep Ethan chained up in their backyard and get to this point, we are choosing to focus on the fact that they surrendered him before it was too late and we will do EVERYTHING possible to get him healthy again. So welcome to Lu's Labs Ethan, this is the start of the life you have always deserved!.

Update on Ethan Dec 6... His red blood cells are coming up, so no blood transfusion will be necessary and he’s eating well. He has thrown up yesterday and today, due to hookworms that are dying off (not food). This has caused a little weight loss. His eyes have constant discharge which could be a sign of an upper respiratory infection or a couple of things, but they're waiting until he's a little better to check on those if it continues. Vet feels another week or maybe two before vaccines and additional week before neuter. His personality is coming out, he’s hopping out of the kennel, and walking on his own. Wagging his tail and wanting affection. All the vet techs are fighting over him as to who can care for him each day, since he's just the sweetest. There's not much of a change physically, but emotionally it's huge. It's the first time that he was able to get up on his own and walk.

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 Ethan

Male/3-4 yrs


My name is Grady and I want to tell you all a little bit about myself. The folks at Lu’s Labs say you are going to want to know all about me, so you can put your application in on me. I hear there are probably going to be at least 20 families that are going to want me when they find out how amazing I am. I’m kind of blushing, though you can’t see it through my yellow fur.

I’m actually around 3 year’s old and weigh in at 51 pounds. I’m kind of perfect, and I’m not being bias. I hear there are people who really want labs that get along with cats… well you’ll be pleased to know that I have no interest in chasing them, and I even will sleep near the resident cat here in foster town. I’m a medium energy dude, and I can’t be bothered expending it chasing cats, or really anything else for that matter.

I get along with ALL dogs and people. No one is a stranger to me. So far I’ve gotten to meet the foster family’s 19-month-old niece, and 10 and 13 year old’s too. I LOVE them ALL! There are 4 dogs including a Great Pyrenees foster over here, and I enjoy all of my furry friends equally. I like leash walks and long strolls in the park, and apparently using just a collar and not pulling is a great thing. When the opportunity arises I also enjoy car rides.

I’ve been such a good boy while here I get to sleep in the big comfy bed at night with my foster parents. They say I’m a cuddler, a love bug, and just so many smooshy terms of endearment. I’m just sooooo happy to get belly rubs. If you aren’t one to have a dog in your bed, I will sleep in a crate as well. I’m really good in those things and spend quiet time in there all day when everyone is out at that thing called work. I just wait patiently for them to come home so I can get more of those belly rubs. I haven’t chewed anything up that I shouldn’t so far, but it’s always good to let me be in a safe space like a crate while you are out. Especially in the getting to know you phase.

If you like to spend time in the kitchen, I’m a great helper. I just sit patiently while foster mom cooks supper and if she hands me sliced apples, I am super happy, I love those things!

My foster mom says I am just such a sweet boy and I get along with everybody and everything! I know commands already like Sit, Leave it, Stay and Come, and I’m sure if you wanted to teach me others I would learn those too. But I hear those are the main ones I need anyway. I love being with humans, but I’m okay being alone too. I just chill and wait for you to return.

I’m looking forward to the next phase of life where I get my forever family, I know Lu’s Labs will make sure they are as sweet and kind as my foster family.

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 Grady

Male/3 yrs


Meet Holly! She is a drop dead gorgeous girl who hails from Texas! Holly is approximately 2 years old and weighs around 77 pounds. She is good with other dogs and reported as super sweet with people and loves to give them kisses. More to come on Holly soon!

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 Holly

Female/2 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


To look at her now, you’d never guess that this gorgeous, red, 1-2-year-old girl with the warm eyes that look like they’ve been lined by an expert doggie makeup artist was part of a huge roundup of animals in an animal cruelty case in Louisiana.

When she was found, she was on a six foot metal chain with no food or water, on a farm littered with neglected and starving animals. Her pictures from that day are heartbreaking – half the weight she should have been, eyes revealing that she’d almost given up hope.

Fast forward to today, and after excellent veterinary care and the loving guidance of her southern foster, Kelsey has learned how to live the life of a pampered pup. First, she discovered the feel of a consistently full belly with plenty of fresh water. “Sweet relief!”, Kelsey thought! Next, she found joy in a comfy dog bed. “Just right” she sighed. Then, she discovered her canine foster siblings. “I love them all – big and small!” said Kelsey. A few days later, she figured out that people give dogs toys to play with. “Eureka!” said Kelsey who had never seen a toy before.

For Kelsey, the prospect of living another day improved immediately upon rescue, and smart pup that she is, she is adjusting to this vastly improved existence and all the joys that being part of a family can bring. Kelsey is making great progress in her potty-training skills and she is happy to spend time in the crate if offered a bite of food as a bribe. She loves her human foster sibling and seems to enjoy every person she meets. She has even been fine with the hustle and bustle of new people coming in and out of her foster home during a home renovation. She occasionally drops to the ground with sudden movements, but she is learning that sudden movements don’t portend disaster. She is more relaxed every day and recovering more quickly when she is surprised. “Humans can be kind” realized Kelsey.

Kelsey still has weight to gain, but loves food and treats so this should be a fun mission to continue to tackle with her forever family. She does like to have her food and treats without other pups around, but of course this makes perfect sense considering she went who knows how long with nothing. Her last, longest and best lesson to learn in this newfound life is the experience of a forever family to call her own. “Hallelujah!” she’ll say. “I’ve been waiting for you. I’m so glad you’re 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 Kelsey

Female/1-2 yrs


Meet Lopez! He is an approximately 2 year old yellow boy who desperately needed our help. Lopez has been on his own for quite some time. He was starving and covered in fleas when found. Lopez currently weighs 35 pounds but should be around 70. Despite the horrible life he has had, he is the sweetest boy around! He loves attention from people and loves to give kisses. He's great with other dogs and is just an all around SWEETHEART! Lopez is receiving wonderful care at one of our partner Vets and will be moving to a foster home soon!

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 Lopez

Male/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


Meet Maverick and Remy! 8 week old boys!

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.


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


Meet Nolan! This gorgeous yellow boy is approximately 3 years old and weighs 68 pounds. He could definitely stand to gain a few more pounds though. Nolan is one of the happiest boys around! He loves people and is great with other dogs. He has quickly become BFFS with his 6 month old Lab foster brother. Nolan loves to play with his canine friends and give hugs and kisses to his human friends. What more could anyone want??

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 Nolan

Male/3 yrs


Hey all, Parker here. I’ve been in Lu’s Labs for quite a while now and I thought it was time I told you about myself. There have been two great bios written about me so far, but as I grow and change, and get more comfortable I think it is time I told you about me instead. Especially now that I’ve been through heartworm treatment with my most recent foster. Her home has been amazing, and my transformation from a street dog to a pet dog is complete! Like they say, “The third time’s the charm!” So here it goes:

As you probably already know I'm a very handsome yellow 2-year-old, weighing in at around 66 pounds. I learned from my foster mama several great things that I want to share with you. Like the fact that I am not a high energy dog. I need my romps and my play time, but I can chill out with the best of them. I love spending time with my foster siblings, and we’ve found that I’m far more on the medium side of energy as far as labs go. I love patrolling a yard. Foster mama lives in the city, so she’s taken me on lots of leash walks. I pull a little at the beginning of the walk, but as you set the pace, I fall in line with you.

Foster mama says I’m super cuddly and insist on sleeping on her shoulder, I spoon with her all night long in the bed and am perfectly happy to attach myself to her bed all day long as well when she’s at work. (She has a security camera and watches me, and says I don’t budge.)

Actually, I do have free reign of the house, but I stay on the bed all day. I’m not a big fan of crates – you could call me Houdini in the way I figure to escape those things, plus when confined to a crate I do bark. If you can create a safe space in the house as we are getting to know each other I much prefer that.

I do admit…when I first came into rescue, and all this indoor stuff was new to me, I did chew up an old couch in my previous foster home… I feel really bad about that and I’ve never repeated that behavior. Since I don’t like crates, my foster mom asked for suggestions from the vet when I first came to her. He said to try out a muzzle until she could trust me. So foster mom, wanting to set me up for success, did just that, and after just a few days she saw how gentle I really was and let me roam free. I promise, muzzles don’t hurt, and if it gives you peace of mind while I’m getting used to the place and keeps me from getting in trouble, then I’m all for it. You’ll learn to trust me in no time, just like foster mom did. I have not disappointed her! I haven’t chewed on anything I was not supposed to, but also foster mom is good at making sure the house is temptation free.

Something that you should know about me is that I’m a very gentle dog. With that I really only need a gentle voice telling me what to do. Foster mom never yells at me, not even when I chase the resident cat. She calls me in a gentle voice and I come right back to her. Not everyone needs a drill sergeant. I thrive on attention from humans and can be quite the Velcro dog. When I first came into rescue, I was said to be a jumper, but foster mom says I’ve learned not to jump too often, and it’s only on occasion now and then only when I’m super excited. She’s worked with me on commands and I know Sit, Come, Off (Usually when she wants me to get my butt off her pillows or get my butt off the cat bed…lol…but I can’t help it… I like soft things!) I take treats gently and I am just an all-around good guy. I’m patient. Very patient when it comes to waiting for food and treats even around my foster siblings.

The other cool thing is when I came to this foster home, I got to encounter cats. It turns out I’m not so bad with those feline friends! Now if the cats start running and jumping and playing, I do think it’s a game and I want to join in, but FM doesn’t have to yell at me, she just says gently yet firmly to come, and I come on back and leave the cats alone.

At the end of the day I love my humans, and want to be around them, I sit in foster mom’s chair, on her feet, just wherever she is… I hear with winter coming I’d make a great addition to any blanket or foot warmer collection. I also enjoy quietly chewing a bone under the table as I reserve my seat for when dinner is served. But in foster mom’s house I never ever chew on the furniture. I know which side my bread is buttered on.

If you are looking for a handsome loving dog to keep you company and keep you warm at night, then I’m your man. I can have fun during the day and play when you want to play, I love antlers and Kongs to entertain myself when you can’t play, and I can just chill out when you are ready to get under the covers and watch movies. I’ve come a long way with Lu’s Labs, I’m so happy to have been through my heartworm treatment with my foster mom, and by the time I go to my new home I will be all done with my treatment.

I’m ready for my forever home and humans to love. If there are other dogs and cats, I’ll love them too! I know it’s going to be a very happy new year for all of us!

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/2 yrs/🐱


Meet Porter (chocolate) and Preston (yellow)! These gorgeous boys hail from Texas and came to the shelter as strays together but it has not yet been determined if they are bonded. So, for now we are listing them together until we get to know them and evaluate if they need to be placed in a home together. Porter is estimated to be around 7 and Preston is estimated to be 2. These are the ages given at the shelter so could change a bit once they go to our Vet. They are not only gorgeous but sweet friendly boys that are great with other dogs. More to come on these hunks as they get vetted and we get to know them!

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 Porter and preston

Male/7 and 2 yrs


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


Meet Sienna! This sweet yellow girl is approximately 6 months old and weighs around 40 pounds. Sienna is great with other dogs, loves kids and is good with cats. She is happy, playful and super affectionate. She loves to be loved!

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 Sienna

Female/6 months


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


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