Others’ Dogs

The following dogs are AVAILABLE INDEPENDENTLY of Labs 2 Love Rescue, Inc. These listings are added as a courtesy.

Labs 2 Love Rescue, Inc. has not evaluated these dogs and makes no claims as to their health or temperament.   Please use the contact info listed with each dog.

Available independently as a courtesy listing:

Millie, 10 yr old female yellow Lab, spayed, ~80 lbs

Background: Millie lost her home initially when her human dad passed away, and her mom couldn’t keep Millie (and her son Brutus) any longer. The two were adopted as a pair, but things didn’t work out, and we think that Millie would be happier as the only dog in the home. We are now looking for a foster home, and ultimately a forever home for Millie.

What Millie’s family says: Millie has a great temperament with her human family and is a typical home and people loving labrador. She will be in whatever room her humans are in – she is easy going around family members, friends and children of all ages. She will alert you when anyone is at the front door and is a good watch dog. She rarely will jump up on furniture but will counter surf every once in a while in the kitchen. Although she is almost 11, she keeps up with Brutus on our long walks and is equally happy to stay at home if she misses a walk. We do see that she will slip and lose her footing coming down hardwood stairs but she is aging very well. She prefers to stay in the main living area and will follow her humans around. She is happy to please and is a peaceful, watchful dog. Millie’s easy going personality makes her great company. Millie will use chew toys occasionally, she does like chew rawhide and other chew treats. She loves a Kong filled with peanut butter, frozen pumpkin or other food. She does not have much interest in a ball.

Unfortunately, we do travel a fair amount for kids sports and on vacations – and had planned on taking them with us. Although they are great in the car, she is not well socialized around dogs (other than Brutus). Having another dog in the house is stressful for Millie and we have not had success integrating or meeting other dogs. She can be walked with treats and talked through passing other dogs in the street but would not be a good candidate for off-leash or dog park situation. She would not be able to be walked by a dog walker in a pack of dogs or brought into a situation with an unfamiliar dog.

What Millie’s rep says: Millie is a really nice dog who’s had a lot of changes in her life in the past year. She has had some training and is responsive and eager to please. She’s a typical older girl, happy to hang out with the humans. She is in good shape, and relies on a regular brisk walk to keep that way (~45 minutes/day). She needs some work walking well on a leash but with consistency, practice and leadership she can get there. We think she’d do best as the only dog in the home. We do not feel that she will ever be a dog park, take anywhere, group pack walk kind of girl, but with training and consistency we think she’ll be fine (mostly indifferent) around other dogs. Millie is house trained and can be safely left alone in the house; her first foster would leave her at home with toys and put a camera on her and she would largely sleep. However, she is a counter surfer!
We’d like Millie to go to a home with a knowledgeable adopter who has experience with rescue dogs and their transitions. Her new family needs to be comfortable helping Millie through any initial transition issues that crop up, and be willing to take Millie to training, which is great for bonding AND results in a well trained dog. An active, experienced retired family would be ideal for Millie. Millie would like to be an only dog.
Medical Information: Millie is current on shots, spayed, heartworm negative and taking preventative.
Millie is located in: Los Gatos

We are looking for both a foster and an adopter. If you are interested in taking this girl into your home while we look for her permanent home, or better still adopting her, contact Rescue Rep Debbi at dragonflydebbi@gmail.com. In your email please tell me about your experience with Labs, and the kind of Lab you are looking for.

Hope: 9-year-old female yellow Lab mix ~75 lbs spayed

Background: Hope came to us from the local shelter in pretty bad physical condition; it was clear she had been neglected (at best!) and has had puppies, maybe more than one litter. One of our volunteers met Hope at the shelter and told us this one’s a keeper. Now she’s with us and We agree! We are looking for a home for Hope that will make up for all that neglect!

What Hope’s foster says: Hope was quite stressed getting in my car, but once in she settled down enough on the way home that she put her paw on my lap and laid down. She appears to have no experience with squeaky fuzzy toys or balls. She walked nicely on leash, except for SQUIRREL!!!! Strong prey drive, kitties probably not a good idea. She’s curious, wants to explore everything and everywhere. This girl is smart (already getting used to her name), curious, goes outside to pee and poop. She is watchful, not hand shy, responds well to T-touch, and seeks it out.

What Hope’s Rescue Rep says: We think that Hope did not get a lot of time with her people; lots of things seem new to new to her like toys and balls, but she is making up for lost time! She’s settling in nicely in her foster home, loves getting pets, treats and chicken! So far she is pretty good on a leash (although very strong) unless she sees a squirrel or small dog; she seems to have a very strong prey drive. Hope is going to doggie day care for some socialization and reports have been very positive.

We think Hope has spent enough time on her own being a puppy factory! The ideal home for Hope would be one where a human is around much of the day to hang out with her, give her basic obedience training, and show her how wonderful life as an inside dog with a human family can be. Her new owner needs to be both physically able to handle a strong dog and a strong leader. Someone who has experience working with dogs like Hope, who missed out on the socialization and training that they should have gotten as a puppy, would be really helpful in transitioning Hope to the wonderful inside family dog that she can be. Hope has a strong prey drive, wants to chase squirrels, does not like small dogs and should not go to a home with small dogs or cats. Hope is fine with large dogs.
Medical information: Hope is spayed, micro chipped, heartworm free and up to date on her vaxes. She had some lumps removed and biopsied and they are not malignant.

Hope is located in: San Jose
If you are interested in Hope, please contact Rescue Rep Debbi at dragonflydebbi@gmail.com (preferred) or 408-613-2044 (NOT a textable number)