LADY & LILY-ADOPTED!

Meet Lilly and Lady! Lilly (looks like she has flour splattered on her face 😍) and Lady (black female) are 8 yr old bonded sisters. Their family had to move and they have been staying with their grandfather, however he is no longer able to care for them.

The yellow lab you see is their mother, Chloe. She is 9 yrs old and is also looking for her forever home. She has her own album.

Here’s the scoop on Lilly's speckled face:

Vitiligo is a pigmentation abnormality. Although scientists aren’t sure what exactly causes vitiligo, they believe it may be hereditary.

Vitiligo occurs when something in the dog’s system impacts melanin-producing cells. Most organisms (including humans) have melanin; it’s the pigment that gives skin, fur, eyes, and other body parts their color. When melanin-producing cells are attacked, the pigment color goes away, hence the white patches on dogs with vitiligo.

Vitiligo usually shows up in young adulthood, and almost always starts on the dog’s face. During the first three to six months of its appearance, pigment loss may spread to other parts of the body. But if it doesn’t spread during those first few months, the symptoms of vitiligo will probably stay confined to the face (source).

In some cases, vitiligo causes skin lesions and an increased amount of dandruff. All of these symptom are strictly cosmetic; although it has a striking visual impact, vitiligo is completely painless.


CHLOE

Meet Chloe! Chloe is a sweet 9 yr old yellow female. Her family had to move and she has been staying with her grandfather, however he is no longer able to care for her.  Chloe has been living with 2 other dogs and gets along with both of them.  

 

ANGELINA-ADOPTED!

 

Angelina is a beautiful female yellow lab lady. Angelia weighs in at 59 lbs and is approximately 18 months old. Angelina was brought in with her boyfriend, Brad Pitt, and a litter of three pups. Now that her man and her pups have moved on to forever homes, she feels it’s time for her to do the same. 
Angelina is a shy girl in new situations, and likes slow introductions to make her feel most comfortable. However, her southern foster has been working hard with her on socialization and she is already doing better. Initially, Angelina was overwhelmed with new noises and sounds and found it hard to relax with passing traffic and other loud noises. But she is now doing better with all of that – partly in thanks to the special bond she has formed with her foster fur-brother. Angelina follows his lead, and trusts him to show her how to be a proper family dog! Angelina’s forever home will include one with a doggie sibling who will not mind playing role of “big brother or sister” to Angelina. Also, she is a very playful girl with lots of energy when she is comfortable, and enjoys parallel play with her doggie pals.
Angelina is a loving soul and would do best in a quiet home with a family/ owner that doesn’t have too much hustle and bustle. Angelina loves toys and enjoys sitting with you and getting love. However, she isn’t a Velcro dog and is also content napping in her crate or on a dog bed. Angelina is also both house trained and crate trained. With slow introductions and a quiet home, this lab lady will truly shine and show her star worthy self. Could this sweet girl be the lady 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.


CARLA-ADOPTED!

Meet Carla! She is Mom to the Cheers Litter.  Carla is a 2-3 yr old yellow sweet female! She’s good with kitties and doggies!  Carla is a great girl. Housebroken, lets you know when she needs out and can be left out uncrated. She has no aggression or resource guarding issues, just perfect. She is very willing to please. Knows basic commands and a very loving girl. 
She has been a GREAT mom to her 5 puppies and is excited for them to find their homes so she can get her girlish figure back!  :)

FOSTER UPDATE 11.8.17:  Carla has been doing great since she has got over her anxiety of being separated from her babies. She is the calmest and warmest girl and she is wonderful in all situations. She has not had a accident at all since she has been here and crates easily. She loves walks and has a near perfect heel. She sits and lays down on command and learned that quickly. We are still working on recall... but getting better at that with a 40 foot leash. She loves hugs and always is looking for approval so she can get a gentle hug. Her best friend is Jethro and when they are together she will play like a puppy. I truly love this baby girl. She has been a exceptional mother and a very good friend to all humans, canines and felines.


THEO-ADOPTED!

Meet Theo! His foster mom says this 60-pound, 11-month old wiggle butt is tall, dark and handsome! Theo is large bundle of enthusiastic puppy energy who loves everyone he meets. Theo ADORES attention and thinks he is a lapdog. When he is on the couch with you he wants to be on top of you or at least be touching you! He loves a good belly rub. He has an amazing full body wiggle when he sees you. There isn’t anyone Theo doesn’t love, and one way he will show this by jumping up when greeting you. Families with young kids need to be aware that he has long legs and loves to jump. He probably would steal snacks if they were at his level as well. The thing is, Theo is still very much a puppy and has had no formal training. He has never had a loving owner take the time to work with him. He will need patient owners who understand that Theo will make amazing progress with training in basic commands, leash skills, and manners like greeting people with 4 paws on the ground. Theo is housebroken and does well in the crate. He will go into his crate with a little coaxing. He sleeps in the crate and is crated when his foster mom leaves the house. She allows him free reign when she is home. He hasn’t chewed anything yet, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. However, he is easy to keep occupied with frozen kongs and other chew treats. Theo really loves other dogs. Theo is medium energy (for a puppy) and he gets along great with all other dogs and would benefit from plenty of doggie playdates, dogpark visits, or doggie daycare on a frequent basis. This will have the threefold benefit of keeping Theo happy, expending excess energy and allowing him to learn appropriate rules of doggie interaction. He does have the unseemly habit of being a little too “excitedly affectionate” with female dogs. More assertive females tell him to back off and he listens, but he needs to be reined in around submissive females. Theo has not been around cats. Theo will be the missing piece to his forever family’s puzzle. He is a devoted, boisterous, happy dog full of joy and love!


LEO-ADOPTED!

Meet Leo! Leo is an adorable 1 year old, 60 pound black male lab who came to Lu’s Labs with his two brothers. These three boys came from a breeder and were being trained for odor detection. They were easily distracted so they were surrendered to the local shelter. The only human interaction Leo had received was while he was being trained and the only life he had known was being a working dog. He will need time to acclimate to being an inside family dog. However, he loves and craves human attention and interaction. He will follow your every step as you go through your day. Leo is very smart and his foster mom believes he will adjust quickly. He is a master of fetch and absolutely loves water.
Leo is a high energy boy and gets along well with other dogs. Cats are unknown. Leo loves all manner of play and every kind of toy. He does know the commands, sit, leave it, and drop it, but will require some training of on his behavior of jumping. Leo has the habit of jumping up on people in his excitement to greet them. Families with younger children who are unsteady on their feet, or frightened by this behavior would not be a good match for Leo. Of course, he will be trained and this behavior will be eliminated! Leo will need help with potty-training, leash walking and crate training. 
Leo’s energy, his intelligence and his desire for human interaction all make him a great boy to work with and train! He will make some person or family very happy for many years to come! This Leo may not be king of the jungle, but he would love to be the prince in your heart and home!
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.

FOSTER UPDATE 11.5.17:  Leo enjoyed his first night in DC and the extra hour to sleep in. He enjoyed morning playtime with his foster siblings and thinks a game of fetch is a fun way to get them to chase him. The only challenge is being the first one to the ball, with Louis around, it doesn’t happen often but Leo is such a good sport! 

In true retriever fashion, he carries a ball around when he’s inside. He has a favorite spot on the sofa and he keeps a secret stash of toys there. When we walk passed the sofa, he goes and checks his spot to make sure they haven’t been moved 😂. When we sit down to watch tv, he goes straight to his spot and chews on his toys. This boy is smart AND prepared!  ❤️❤️❤️


DUKE #1-ADOPTED!

Meet Duke! This handsome and loveable senior lab had been living in a shelter in Monroe, LA for his entire life – eight whole years. Amazingly, black dogs are often overlooked in shelters and people walked by this treasure again and again. And what a treasure this 8 year old, 50 pound boy is. He takes treats gently, walks well on a leash, is crate trained (chooses to spend time in his open crate throughout the day, and sleeps in it all night without a peep), gets along with cats, dogs, people, and is sweet, sweet, sweet. 
One of the adorable things Duke does is that he LOVES to stop several times during a walk to roll in the grass. If you aren’t in the mood to stop and “smell the roses … er, grass” he will eventually get up, but you may get the stink eye in protest! Duke is quiet overall, but is starting to show a lot of personality. He is happy and excited to see his foster mom when she comes home each afternoon and will bounce up and down a bit before going out to potty.
Duke is a low energy boy with occasional bouts of medium energy! A few short walks a day and he will be good. Every once in a while he gets the zoomies... that is a lap full force around the fence area one time or two then he is back to leisurely napping. He likes water for a quick flop in the splash pool, but then he is done. He likes to play with the other dogs in 5-minute intervals or so. When he is done, it’s straight back to his bed. He is indifferent with cats and does not pay attention to the a they roam around.
It takes Duke 5 -10 minutes of sniffing and watching new people before he decides to be friends ... he doesn't growl or hide, he just observes them. Once he knows they are "good people" he is fine and ready to make a new friend, and once you are on Duke’s friend list, you stay there.
There are lots of advantages to senior dogs. They are over the challenging “puppy phase” and equally challenging “teenage years”, they are wise, and they are oh-so-appreciative of those who will allow them to become family members. Can you imagine a more appreciative dog than one who has literally NEVER known life outside of a cold, hard shelter floor?? If a little gray on the muzzle brings warmth and joy to your soul, check out Duke and see if you are the hero he has been waiting for all these long years!

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.

FOSTER UPDATE 11.5.17:  He is still a bit cautious, especially of my big burly husband. But he is exploring the house more and enjoying snuggle time and walk time. Duke comes alive on walks, he trots and sniffs and enjoys being outside! We gave him a bath, which he hated, but he smells great now! He slept in bed next to me all night! And has been a complete gentleman in the house, no accidents etc...
He also enjoys sleeping on our couch pillows


CHEERS LITTER-ADOPTED!

The Cheers Litter are Carla’s puppies.  There are 2 males and 3 females... 4 Black, 1 yellow (Sam- male). They were born around September 1st and will be available for adoption after 8 weeks. Tentative arrival/adoption dates 11/4 or 11/18. Diane- Black, female, Rebecca- Black, female, Lilith- Black, female, Norm- Black, male and Sam- Yellow, male.


PIPER-ADOPTED!

Meet Piper! This breathtaking beauty wins Miss Congeniality! She’s a 45 lb package of pure love and charm and is friendly to ALL! Big kids, little kids, strangers, dogs, cats – Piper’s an instant BFF! She enjoys wrestling or parallel play with other dogs depending on their energy levels and she is a snuggle-bunny with her people.
Piper is 2-3 years old and has a medium energy level. She loves to play outside, whether it’s “fetch” with people or “cat and mouse” with her doggie buddies. She willingly goes to her crate for the night or for a few hours when her fosters aren’t home, then does a joyful zoomie-about-the-roomie when she’s let out. She is also happy to sleep in a family member’s bed if that’s an option, but when she’s alone she needs her crate time. 
Wait, there’s more! Piper is a smart cookie, too! She already knows the basic commands “sit” and “come.” She’s housebroken and only pulls a bit on her leash when wearing a regular collar. Piper loves going for walks, and thoroughly enjoy enjoys car rides too!
Piper is ready to make your family complete!
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.

FOSTER UPDATE 11.5.17: Piper.....this young girl is a sweetheart! She just wants to love us and be loved by us. She is becoming more and more confident since she arrived last night. She is enjoying playing with our dogs and she is happy to lie on her own and chew on an antler. She has been more than happy to greet the people who have come to visit today. Her appetite is hardy! She is catching on to the sit command very quickly with the help of treats! She has had a few "accidents" in the house and she likes to check-out the kitchen countertops, but we're working on both! She's a snuggler while resting and lots of fun during playtime!


GRACIE-ADOPTED!

Meet Gracie! This little country girl had a rough start in life (cue the Johnny Cash music.) She was raised in an outdoor pen with other dogs. When her owner needed to move into a nursing home, all of the dogs were set loose to fend for themselves. A southern rescue set up a live trap and they were able to round up Gracie. They observed that she had the physical signs of having delivered a litter recently. This loving mama was able to lead her rescuers to her two-week-old pups who were living under an abandoned house.
Gracie weighs in at a dainty 45 pounds and is approximately 1.5 years old. She is friendly with strangers and gets along well with other dogs. She loves her foster fur-siblings and she is indifferent around cats.
Gracie had an old injury and from the look of the x-rays, it was probably causing her some pain. Sadly. her leg could not be saved. However, she has had her surgery and is doing very well! She is getting around well after the amputation since she was used to using 3 legs some anyway. Her foster mom provided a ramp that she uses with ease, and this has helped Gracie get quite accustomed to the comforts of indoor living and these cozy things called sofas! She is being pampered and is a good dog patient. She loves her peanut butter pills and lounging on the sofa
This low to medium-energy girl is housebroken, and doesn’t chew items around the house. is starting to gain confidence walking on a leash without pulling, wearing just a regular collar.  
Despite all she’s been through, her foster says she has a very gentle nature, is easy-going, quick to adapt, and unshakable around loud noises. She also loves to be petted! Fortunately, she is young and her happiest years are yet to come!
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.

FOSTER UPDATE:  Gracie is now crate trained, and will enter it on her own- had to work on that. She sleeps in it at night, alongside my bed. In addition, she is under no jump orders until staples removed so she had to give up her human bed and her recliner for the time being :( The staples will be removed this Wednesday!

However, she can run, dig, and has been hunting squirrels in the backyard with her hound buddy. She likes walks on the leash and is sometimes cautious when cars pass by. She loves to be petted, be rubbed, belly rubs. Overall one sweet little Lab gal!


DUKE #2-ADOPTED!

Meet Duke! Duke is a handsome 1 year old, 60 pound black male lab who came to Lu’s Labs with his two brothers. These three boys came from a breeder and were being trained for odor detection. They were easily distracted so they were surrendered to the local shelter. The only human interaction Duke had received was while he was being trained and the only life he had known was being a working dog. He will need time to acclimate to being an inside family dog. However, he loves and craves human attention and interaction. He will follow your every step as you go through your day. Duke is very smart and his foster mom believes he will adjust quickly. He is a master of fetch and absolutely loves water.
Duke is a high energy boy and gets along well with other dogs. Cats are unknown. Duke loves all manner of play and every kind of toy. He does know the commands, sit, leave it, and drop it, but will require a lot of work on his behavior of jumping. This boy has major jumping skills and will jump 5 feet straight up in the air for a ball! He will also jump lovingly and exuberantly on his person when she comes in the door! Duke can also be mouthy. Duke is sweet, sweet, sweet, but because of the mouthiness and the jumping he is looking for a family who, if they have kids, has dog- savvy children who will not be upset by the behaviors until Duke is properly trained. Duke will need help with potty-training and crate training. 
Duke’s energy, his intelligence and his desire for human interaction all make him a great boy to work with and train! He will make some person or family very happy for many years to come! This Duke may not rule over any provinces, but he would love to hold a high-ranking spot in your heart and home!
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.


BUZZY-ADOPTED!

Meet Buzzy! Buzzy is approximately 4 months old and looking for his forever home. Apply today or reach out to your adoption coordinator. Buzzy's tentative arrival will be late October. 

FOSTER UPDATE 11.8.17:  Buzzy is a friendly 5 month old pup who loves adults, kids and other pups. He sometimes is tentative when he first meets a pup and might let out a bark but in a minute he's ready to play and has loved every dog he's met. He has met tons of dogs in the neighborhood and has-had multiple playdates which he loves. He went to doggie daycare one day and had a blast. He came to me on Sunday and didn't like the crate but now goes in at night and only barks for about 5 minutes. Buzzy loves walks and adores riding in the car. Buzzy barks sometimes when he see or hears something new or scary. Buzzy sits nicely for treats and waits his turn for meals. Buzzy is smart and is working on potty training and marking but still needs some work in this area. Lastly, Buzzy snores!


DENNIS-ADOPTED!

Meet Dennis! Who ordered the chocolate love muffin? This sweet boy is approximately 7 years old and weighs 66 lbs. He loves all people, young and old, and is friendly with other dogs. Dennis has not met any kitties during his stay with Lu's Labs. He is house-trained, already knows the basic commands “sit” and “down,” and pulls just a bit when walking on a leash. Dennis sleeps in his bed, but willingly goes in his crate. The crate training is an asset for Dennis, and may be needed when he is left alone due to his current habit of raiding tha garbage. Of course, there are other ways to control this, and hopefully when Dennis realizes meals are a-plenty, he'll stop this altogether. He is a medium energy fellow who enjoys walks, off-leash outdoor time and playing with his toys. Best of all, Dennis loves to cuddle, so turn down the winter heat because Dennis can keep you warm.
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


BELLA ROSE-ADOPTED!

Bella Rose is a gorgeous, kind, loving, female yellow beauty. Bella Rose is approximately 48 lbs and 2 years old. Bella Rose hails from the great state of Louisiana but she is excited to cross the Mason-Dixon line to find her forever home. Bella Rose is a gentle gal who is submissive in her play style and enjoys the company of other dogs. As she is still a young and attractive lady, she does prefer a slow approach with young energetic males. She likes to be wined and dined first! Bella is crate trained, house trained, and knows basic commands such as sit and come. While Bella can be playful, this medium energy girl also loves to snuggle on the couch with her humans and thoroughly enjoys the company of her human family. Bella also loves children and is indifferent about cats. If left out in the house when no one is home, it is recommended that she be provided with ample toys and bones (which she loves) because without those distractions, shoes are her preference. And I mean, what girl doesn’t love shoes! But, she knows she needs to work on her shopping habits. Overall, Bella is an amazingly sweet gal who would make a great dog for any family. If you are looking for a gentle yellow lady with the cutest little underbite, then this southern belle may be just the gal 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.

FOSTER UPDATE 11.5.17:  Bella Rose hasn't even been here for 24 hours and she has already stole all of our hearts. This girl is the absolute perfect little dog. She's just the right mix of puppy and chill. She loves to chase the ball and get the zoomies in the back yard, but will never pass up a snuggle session on the couch. She'll happily nibble on shoes given the chance, but easily gives them up, especially in exchange for a bone. She actually usually turns herself in because she is so excited to have to shoe and wants to show you. She met 5 new people yesterday, not including the transport, and I would describe her as cautiously friendly. Never is more than an eyesight away from her humans, always waging her tail, but cautiously approaches new people. This girl is a dream ... and I might steal her! 

RILEY-ADOPTED!

Lu’s Labs is bringing this sweet and relaxed 5 year old, 50 pound black beauty up from Texas searching for a forever home to finally live the life she deserves, the life of Riley! Riley is looking for a carefree, comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable way of life. 


The words of her Southern Foster mom say it all: “Really, I just can’t say enough good things about this girl! It’s just kind of HARD TO DESCRIBE PERFECTION! Riley is the most laid-back dog I've ever met. She’s just so sweet and laid back and happy in any circumstance she is in. I’ve often thought of her as a retired person’s constant companion and best friend, especially if they are home a lot, but she’s also perfect for a family with kids or other dogs because she’s SO calm and just fits right in. She’s also perfect for the person who is not confident about training because she’s SO obedient, smart, and eager to please!!! She takes a while to truly warm up to a new person and show affection. But once she trusts you, she just wants love. Just a genuinely nice, well-mannered, laid-back, happy girl. This girl is a DREAM!!” 


Riley is a low to moderate energy girl. She is starting to enjoy some running around doggie playtime as she comes out of her shell. But in general Riley would be happy with a moderate walk per day (she's not entering any 5k fun races or looking to lose any weight; just a nice gentle walk will do), and lots of leisure time to spend outdoors, sunbathing, catching scents on gentle breezes, and watching nature go by. Riley is potty trained and comes right back in when she’s done, crates well and does not chew on things that are not hers. She gets along with dogs and people of all ages, and doesn’t seem phased by loud noises or boisterous children. In her northern foster home she has just begun playing with her foster fur-sister and playing with toys after a week. She also learned to “shake paw”! Riley does have a "strong interest in cats" so we are looking for a home with no kitties for her. Riley is as sweet as they come and is looking forward to being an excellent forever family companion.


CHARLIE'S ANGELS LITTER-ADOPTED!

Meet Charlie’s Angels! This adorable Litter is about 4 months old... 1 boy (Charlie) and 3 girls (Jill, Kelly and Sabrina)!


COOK-ADOPTED!

Meet Cook! Cook is a sweet 1 year old, 60 pound black male lab who came to Lu’s Labs with his two brothers. These three boys came from a breeder and were being trained for odor detection. They were easily distracted so they were surrendered to the local shelter. The only human interaction Cook had received was while he was being trained and the only life he had known was being a working dog. He will need time to acclimate to being an inside family dog. However, he loves and craves human attention and interaction. He will follow your every step as you go through your day. Cook is very smart and his foster mom believes he will adjust quickly. He is a master of fetch and absolutely loves water.
Cook is a high energy boy and gets along well with other dogs. Cats are unknown. Cook loves all manner of play and every kind of toy. He does know the commands drop it and come but will require some training on his behaviors of jumping and mouthing. Cook has the habit of jumping up on people in his excitement to greet them. Cook is an obedient boy but because of the mouthiness and the jumping he is looking for a family who, if they have kids, has dog- savvy children who will not be upset by the behaviors until Cook is properly trained. Cook will need help with potty-training and crate training. 
Cook’s energy, his intelligence and his desire for human interaction all make him a great boy to work with and train! He will make some person or family very happy for many years to come! This Cook may not be making your dinners, but he would love to share mealtime and love with you for the rest of your life!
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.

FOSTER UPDATE: He just arrived and and he is great! Marty just had a 10 minute fetch session outside with him. Rain and all!  He is happy and a bit confused. Trying to make sense of the new place. He's eaten and his constitution is fine.  So happy to have him. 

COCO SUE-ADOPTED!

Meet Coco Sue! This 2 - 3 year old chocolate female is a beauty! Coco is friendly, playful, appears house-trained, sits on command, does well with both male and female dogs, and would make a wonderful family pet. She's medium energy, and not jumpy. Coco will chase the ball, and sometimes bring it back to you! Her eyes are stunning - almond colored - and she is so eager to please. She was so happy to get out in the yard to play and run off some energy, Coco Sue would make a loyal companion for anyone!

FOSTER UPDATE:  Cocoa Sue is a gorgeous chocolate gal who loves to play and frolic with other dogs. Although Cocoa Sue loves to play she understands cues from dogs who aren't interested in playing. She plays well with small and large dogs. She listens very well to verbal corrections and loves attention from both dogs and humans. She crates fabulously once you convince her to get in with some yummy treats and sleeps through the night without a peep. Cocoa Sue rides fabulously in the car once she is convinced to get in with treats. She loves food and treats and will gladly sit for them. She is learning to take turns and is good when eating food or treats around other dogs. Cocoa Sue likes to fetch and chase other dogs who are fetching. She is very strong (not an ounce of fat on her) and seems to love squirrels. I would suggest an easy walk harness for this beautiful girl. Cocoa Sue is tall and athletic and is learning that counters are not where she gets her meals:) She is going to make some lucky family VERY happy!


BENTLEY-ADOPTED!

Bentley is not just synonymous with luxury cars it is also synonymous with a wonderful, happy and ready-to-please 3 year old male from Louisiana. Bentley is the perfect weight of 63 pounds and is outgoing, gentle and a complete sweetheart. He is good with ALL people, regardless of age or gender. With coaxing, this even-tempered boy goes into the crate and is house trained. He sleeps in his crate each night. He adapts well to new situations and would not mind having a fellow 4 legged friend (cat or dog) to have as a buddy as he likes to play and chase other dogs. Bentley is a professional at sharing toys with other dogs and loves a good wrestling match with his fellow foster siblings. Since he has been in a foster home and away from a shelter he has become less and less protective of his food since he now realizes there is plenty of food to go around. Having recently coming out a shelter, he does need some work on basic commands, leash manners (he can pull at times) and a breaking of his small counter surfing habit. If you have room for a collection of tennis balls, interactive toys, tug toys, Kongs and bones of all shapes and sizes as well as time to throw the ball or play a good round of tug of war Bentley may be the perfect addition to your home, and a bit less expensive than sports car! 
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.

FOSTER UPDATE:  Bentley is incredibly playful and loving. It didn’t take him long to go belly up for some pets. He does calm down when his surroundings are calm, but he will also play by himself if there’s nobody to play with and he wants to play. He is a medium to high energy dog. He likes all toys and is looking for a family who wants to spoil him with a nice variety of objects to play with. On occasion he grabs a foot instead of a toy, but it’s just an accident!

He has deliciously soft lab ears and a nice coat but will need some attention to his diet to help with thin hair on his legs and belly.

He has some puppy behaviors that are endearing but he can easily be trained out of. He is completely house broken, and while he doesn’t love getting in the crate, he is quiet inside and sleeps easily through the night in it. He can use some work on the leash and he knows the command “sit.”

FOSTER UPDATE 2:  Bentley is a fun and excitable dog that also loves cuddles. He has both puppy energy but also is able to chill when his surroundings are chill. His energy is very predictable, based on what is going on around him. The best way to understand Bentley is by the variation in his energy levels during our morning routine...(1)Wake up and let Bentley out of his crate after sleeping soundly through the night—excitement that foster mom is letting him out. (2)Let Bentley into bed for some morning cuddles—excitement for a few moments followed by some excellent snuggles. (3)Feed Bentley—focused energy Bentley. (4)Take Bentley out for a walk—pure joy at the sight of the leash followed by an excited walk (needs work on the leash training!). (5)Come back from walk—find favorite toy and play for a few minutes and then realize foster mom is sitting on the couch writing this post and climb into her lap and settle down for sweet calm hanging out. (6)Make foster mom not want to leave for work because Bentley is so sweet and somehow a perfect lap dog even at 60+ lbs.


BRODY-Adopted!

Meet Brody. Hubba Hubba – may be the first words that come to mind when you see this huge, handsome yellow lab named Brody. He is about 2-3 years old, between 90-95 lbs and he thinks he is a lap dog ? Brody is a moderately active boy who gets along great with people and dogs. We do not yet know how he is with cats. 
Brody loves every person he meets. He enjoys cuddles and kisses and will even fall asleep with a huge smile across his face mid-snuggle with his human (check out his pictures on the Lu’s Labs page). Brody is great with kids too, though he has not yet met any really little ones. His foster says he is kind and gentle. 
He is happy to entertain himself while she has some down time and will either play with his toys – he even throws his squeaky hedgehog toy to himself! – or he will settle down next to her on the couch for a cuddle. He knows the commands “sit” and “come” and is working on leash manners and perfecting his housebroken status. Brody tolerates the crate, but he may let you know vocally, that it’s not his preference. He responds well to verbal corrections when he makes mistakes. 
Brody especially loves active play with other dogs. He shares toys nicely and loves to wrestle and chase with his canine friends. He really likes playdates with his doggie pals. For now, he sometimes gets overwhelmed initially when meeting large groups of new friends (who wouldn’t?), so just be sure to make polite introductions before the first visit to a crowded dog park. Once properly introduced, he plays well with other dogs of all ages and sizes. This behavior may very possibly change as he gets used to his new home, and gains confidence and security. 
Brody’s foster says he’s just about perfect. Ask your adoption coordinator about Brody and see if he might be the perfect dog 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. 


SPENCER-Adopted!

Welcome Spencer! Spencer is a medium energy, approximately 2.5-3 year old, yellow pocket lab, weighing in at just under 50 pounds. Spencer is still settling into family life and has made tons of progress. Despite seeming like indoor life was new to him, he became potty trained very quickly and learned that counter surfing was a no-no almost immediately. This boy is a quick study! He is a super sweet and loving boy. He is on the submissive side, and loves to give tons of kisses. Certain things can still make him a bit leery, such as sudden pats on the head (especially those from men), in which case he will duck and move away. It takes him just a little time to understand that his old life is a distant memory, and once he realizes you have kind intentions, he is your buddy. In general, he is a fun, happy dog! Spencer has not been destructive in his foster home either. He has the cutest habit of moving random items around the house – you’ll find your belongings in all sorts of places other than where you left them! But he does not chew them. Spencer is curious about cats and would like to get up close to them, but has not had the chance at his foster home. Spencer does fine in his crate. Spencer understands “come”, and is working on other basic commands which will need to be continued in his forever home. In particular, he can be mouthy when playing, so his foster family is working on that. He is still a young guy after all. And it doesn’t seem like anyone worked with him on the finer details of manner prior to this. He is working on leash skills, as he does pull a bit. But speaking of smart, he will look at the door and then look at you to signal that he’d love to be taken out for his walk! Spencer does well with other dogs, sharing his toys nicely and enjoying parallel play more than other types of play. He is great at entertaining himself and will throw, shake, and play with his toys all by himself! Spencer has been good with children 10 and up, but hasn't met any younger kiddos yet. If you are looking for a playful, spunky, and super sweet lab, Spencer may be the right fit for your family!


MOE-Adopted!!

Meet Moe! Moe is a 3-4 yr old, male black lab mix. He was hanging out at a bank for days... would not leave... with a ratty, old, too small collar on. A Good Samaritan took him in and tried for weeks to unsuccessfully find his owner. Moe is SWEET, kind and plain old happy! He's good with kids, cats, dogs and goats! Moe is going to make some family super lucky! 


DUMBO-Adopted!

Meet Dumbo! Dumbo was found by a Good Samaritan and they have been unable to find his family. He is about 6-8 yrs old and a GREAT boy! His finder affectionately named him Dumbo because "By no means is he dumb, that's not how he got his name. Let's just say that if the rest of him wasn't so big he could use those ears of his to fly away." ???? Dumbo is great with people, dogs and cats! He loves to retrieve and the water! Here is what is southern finder/foster said: 

"He has great qualities that anyone would be proud to have in a dog. He is still in tact so I was a bit hesitant to bring him inside as he was emptying his bladder on everything outside. What I did find out when I brought him inside is that he is in fact house trained and the biggest gentleman while inside. I have a dog and 2 cats inside and he gets along great with them as well. The cats, he prefers to pretend they aren't there and that if he doesn't look directly at them, they will disappear but it's fair game to sniff all over them as long as they aren't looking. He hasn't been put in the position yet but I believe he would be one of those dogs you see on funny videos when the cat is at the end of the steps and the dog won't come down them in fear of the cat. lol. No issues with him and my dog, my dog is male as well. I also have a horse outside that he's been around that he has no problems with. He is a bit on the lazy side but if you encourage him enough, he will give you 5 minutes of playtime! He loves water and swimming. He loves going for rides in the truck too. Not sure on age but he does have some white hairs around his mouth. I had to put my lab down at 16 so don't let the possibility of him being older stop you from giving him a loving home! He still has many years of life in him!" 


JUDY

Lu’s Labs is happy to announce Judy. Judy is approximately 1 year old and is a yellow lab-mix beauty. Judy is on the small side, weighing only 41 pounds. Judy is a medium energy girl who enjoys leashed walks and puppy playdates. Judy is a playful dog. She enjoys running, chasing and playing with other dogs. Judy can encourage even the most loner type dogs, that having a friend is more fun! She does not live with cats in her foster home. Judy is very curious. She explores the house at her own pace and makes herself comfortable wherever. She has the cutest habit of creating a nest for herself out of blankets she steals from the couch or bed, and she prefers this for her resting place! She does sometimes chew on these blankets so she might need some special “Judy Blankets” and should be monitored with them so she doesn’t swallow any pieces. Judy tolerates her crate well and will go in with a little coaxing. She sleeps there at night and while the family is away during the day. Judy is housetrained. She is working on leash walking and other commands. Judy is food motivated, so this would be a great way to increase her knowledge of commands. Food as reward is a very successful method for training labs. Judy is an exuberant young girl who loves her people. She is friendly to everyone she meets! However, this friendliness coincides with a couple of leftover puppy habits. Judy is an enthusiastic greeter! She can jump at times in order to express her joy at someone’s arrival home. She can also be mouthy. This is a habit to dissuade with her favorite bones or chew toys. Having a soft mouth, Judy means no harm, but it can be startling if you’re not used to it. A little training will go a long way with Judy! Judy knows her name very well and responds with very expressive ears and then a wiggle that begins at the tip of her tail and goes and goes until her entire body is in full wiggle! Judy is absolutely irresistible at this point. Everyone falls victim to her cuddly, loveable charms. Judy is a sweet, sweet girl who will be a great dog for her new home. Is your home the one?


ROGER

Meet Lu’s Labs 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


JUDD

Meet Judd! Judd is a 15-month-old, yellow male lab. He was born April 21, 2016. Judd is super sweet and loves people and other dogs! His owners purchased him to be a duck hunting dog, but when he was 12 weeks old, he was run over in their driveway. He had 2 surgeries on his leg but they were not successful. Since he can't hunt, his owners no longer want him. He has basically been living in an outdoor pen, ignored and lonely. But life is looking up for Judd because he's now a Lu's Lab boy! His back leg has been amputated and he will be free of pain and will find a forever loving home! Let me tell you a story about my bud, Judd Judd is a gorgeous yellow lab boy, He is silly by nature with eyes, so coy! With his bad leg removed at about 1 year of age, He is now ready to begin his life's next page. He is soft and snuggly and oh so sweet, Waiting patiently for his first meet and greet! Judd is a three legged boy, two fore, one back, Inspite of this, energy he does not lack! He is a high energy boy who just loves to play, He can always be found romping the day away. As he runs and plays with all the rest, We can't help but think, Oh Judd, you're the best! Judd loves cats and other dogs, With his toys he is not a hog! House trained, crate trained, and knows several commands, He is a cooperative boy who will exceed your demands. Still, Judd is puppy in an 83 pound frame, "Watch out Judd!" you can hear his foster mom exclaim. Future adopters will need to be aware, That Judd is an overgrown-puppy, a clumsy teddy bear! Judd will need to help to have his manners refined, But you'll be repaid tenfold because Judd is courage and loyalty combined. Judd is goofy, lovable, slobbery, and playful, Talkative, sweet, and ever so grateful. Judd, my bud, is looking for a home, Without a desire from which to roam. Judds wants a place on your couch, in your heart Are you the one from whom he won't part?