Currently Available Labrador Retrievers through Labs 2 Love Rescue, Inc.
This page lists all of the Labrador Retrievers currently available through Labs 2 Love Rescue, Inc., their names, ages, attributes, and dog rating levels (described below). Click on their images to read their individual stories.
Dogs are living, breathing, sentient creatures that each come with their own personality and set of characteristics, just like people. Because we rarely know the backgrounds of the dogs in our program, we can’t make definitive statements about their health or temperaments. We can only provide information about our observations of the dog while it is in our program and our homes. We do not take our dogs to dog parks and generally don’t recommend them for rescue dogs, there are too many unknowns.
Please note this is how we rate OUR dogs, there is no universal dog rating system. Our Dog Rating Levels are based on the dog’s inherent drives, confidence, attitude and personality. The higher the Rating Level, the more confident and demanding the dog is, and the more of everything the dog will require. Don’t mistake a smaller size for an easier dog!
Note: Any dog can exhibit atypical behavior under stressful conditions.
Level 1 – Soft & Submissive
• Very submissive, born followers not interested in taking a leadership role. Willing to go along
and get along, and try to avoid trouble. Sweet, soft, mellow or timid, can be overwhelmed if put in the wrong situation.
• Usually Low to Moderate Energy. May need brushing up on light obedience and house manners.
Suitable for senior or sedentary households, will enjoy occasional walks, trips in the car, or
light play sessions.
• This level can be typical of older adult and senior dogs.
Level 2 – Moderate & Adaptable
• Balanced mix of confidence and submissiveness. Middle of the road dogs, fairly eager to
please. Might test leadership abilities, but really don’t want to be the leader.
• Usually Moderate Energy, can range Low to High, which can be satisfied with daily walks
plus play and training time. Need some basic obedience lessons, then may need occasional
• This level fits the widest variety of households.
Level 3 – Confident & Challenging
• Confident with very little submissiveness, and mostly alpha “dog leader” tendencies. Can be assertive and pushy if human doesn’t make it clear they are in charge. Independent problem-solvers, they can at times try to out-think their owners.
• Usually Moderate to High Energy. Need physical and mental exercise regularly for life. They are not DOG PARK dogs because they need proper introduction to new dogs!
• If needs are not met, can take over household in a hot second and become bossy protective, possessive, and territorial.
• This can be a fairly common level in rescue for adult males depending on their background.
Level 4 – Competitive & Intense
• Very confident, very pushy, extremely competitive, adrenaline junkies. Usually ball, toy or prey obsessed. Very high drive and high focus, but very intelligent.
• Very High Energy. Need lots of physical and mental challenge
every day, live to outwit, outplay and outlast everyone else. Takes a while to get the energy out. These dogs could use a job!
• If needs are not met, can become very bored, unruly, destructive, and find things to do that you might not want done.
• Ideal for working police dogs or for competitive dog sports such as agility, flyball, and frisbee.
• This is not a common level for us and very few of our dogs are rated at this level.
If you don’t find the dog you want now, please be sure to come back and visit us often. We update this page several times per week as our Labs are adopted almost as quickly as they are coming in. In addition, you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for a copy of our questionnaire, we won’t adopt to you without one.