New England Lab Rescue
A 501 c3 Non-Profit Organization Serving all New England States

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Available ~ Brent
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Please meet the very stunning Brent (nicknamed “Stallion” by the shelter!) Brent is a male lab mix, estimated to be between 2-3 years old. He is heartworm negative, and neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on all of his vaccines.

Brent is a handsome jet black boy with a shiny fur coat. He is playful, very friendly, and walks nicely on his leash. Brent is dog friendly, but a wee bit too interested in chasing the kitties, so he will be looking for a home with NO CATS.

Brent has done very well in his Southern foster home. He is both house-trained and crate-trained. He plays very well with his foster’s dogs and enjoys receiving human attention…he is more then happy to sit or stand anywhere where there is a free hand to pet him! Brent is very eager to please, comes when called, and is never far from his humans. He is also very smart and picks things up quickly…he has also learned to sit, wait for his treats, and to take then gently. His foster Mom reports that he is very affectionate, and no matter where she is in her home, Brent is sure to be found right at her feet!

Brent never showed any symptoms, but did test Lyme positive during his vetting. He has already completed his course of antibiotics. 95% of Lyme positive dogs never show any symptoms in their lifetime and our adoption coordinator will be happy to discuss this more with potential applicants.

Brent will be packing his bags and heading to New England in mid September!

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Available ~ Greer
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Beautiful Greer, with the soulful eyes, is a Black Lab/Hound/Great Dane mix. She is estimated by the vet to be between 2-3 years old and she currently weighs 60 lbs. Greer is a tall girl and her weight when rescued is way too thin for her frame (she will probably be more in the 80 lb+ range when at a healthy weight.) Greer was most likely dumped in a rural section of SC, and wandered up to a home in the area. Despite being full of milk, and a few searches of the area, Greer’s puppies were not with her, and she made no attempt to lead anyone to puppies. We suspect the puppies were probably kept to be sold, and Greer was dumped. This beautiful girl deserved way better then that, and NELR stepped in to help her (with a wonderful network of special people who played a huge role in the start of her journey with us.) Greer is house-trained and crate trained, and sleeps in her crate at night. She is a very very sweet, gentle girl, who does very well with her foster’s young 5 year old son. Greer is also completely dog friendly, but cat friendliness has not been tested. Greer is low to medium energy at the present time, and loves to snooze on the sofa both with humans and the other dogs in her foster home. Sadly, Greer is heartworm positive and will be treated for that before she is able to come up to New England. Greer will be spayed, up-to-date on all her vaccines and microchipped. At the present time, Greer does have some hair loss in spots, but she has tested negative for mange and ringworm. The vet has her on two different antibiotics, and now with being fed properly, we expect her fur loss to resolve fairly quickly. We expect Greer to arrive in New England in October.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Gizelle
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Gizelle is a beautiful chocolate girl, who gave birth to three puppies about 20 weeks ago (she is Mom to Liza, Lorna & Vincent, also in the rescue.) Gizelle is estimated to be 3-5 years old, with beautiful teeth and graying around her mouth. She currently weighs 68 lbs.

Gizelle is a very friendly, very nice girl. She gets along well with other dogs, but cat friendliness is unknown at this time. Gizelle loves people, is good with kids and wants to be a lap dog!

Gizelle is potty trained and alerts to go outside to do her business (she goes to the door.) She has a bone she likes to chew on, but will also pick up other things (a pair of socks and a doll so far,) which she will immediately drop when told “no.” Gizelle is also very easy to bathe, and her foster Mom reports that it was the easiest bath she has ever given a dog!

Gizelle’s little human foster sister picked out her new leash and collar, and she looks beautiful in them (very pretty choice!) Her foster Mom reports that Gizelle’s forever family is going to be very very fortunate, and that she is just a really nice girl!

Gizelle is heartworm negative, spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on all her vaccines. She is currently being fostered in New England.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Remy
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Remy is estimated to be between 1-2 years old. This handsome boy with the happy smile, barely escaped death due to his Heartworm Positive status. You see the shelter Remy was in does not allow the public to see the HW+ dogs, so his only way out was for a 501c3 Rescue to pull him. Remy had his freedom ride, is safe, and is currently undergoing heartworm treatment.

Although on the more quiet shy side, everyone who meets Remy reports that he is just a doll! Remy LOVES people, is good with children, appears to be house/potty trained, and is just an all around sweet guy. He very much enjoys being petted, and will also lay on his back to play a game of patty cake with your hands!

Remy is reported to be dog friendly, but he did grumble a bit at another male foster dog (neither had been neutered at that time yet.) However, with a firm no from his foster, he immediately stopped and did not do it again. Remy may just enjoy the ladies better, and would do best in a home with another female dog instead, or be the king of his own castle as the only dog in the home. Cat friendliness is unknown and will not be able to be tested for while Remy is in SC.

Remy will be treated for his heartworm disease, neutered, microchipped, and be up-to-date on all his yearly vaccines, before heading to New England in very early October.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Marina
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Beautiful Marina is a 4.5 month old, 46 lb, purebred black lab who was born on April 12th. Marina is a typical happy playful puppy, who absolutely loves to swim, and loves her toys.

Marina will need to start her puppy classes to learn her basic commands and bond with her family. She currently gets so excited to see her people, that she jumps up to greet you. This is being worked on by her foster, and her puppy classes will also help.

This little cutie is up-to-date with her vaccines and will be arriving in New England in late September.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Docker
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Welcome “Docker” to NELR. Docker is a 4.5 month old, purebred black lab, who currently weighs 46 pounds, He was born on April 12th.

Docker loves swimming every day, loves his 3 sisters, loves to play, and is dog friendly. He will need puppy classes to help him continue to learn his manners and to bond with his new family. Docker is an active happy puppy, who becomes so excited to see people, that he will jump up on you, this will also need continued training to correct. Additionally, Docker is still learning house/potty training.

Docker is a very handsome boy who will make a wonderful companion for an active family.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Brandon
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Our very handsome and loving Brandon is estimated to be between 1-1/2 to 2 years old. He is heartworm negative and weighs 65 lbs.

Brandon wants to be everyone’s friend. He not only loves people, but he is also very dog friendly, and seems to also get along well with his foster family’s cats. Brandon does not appear to have had a lot of training yet, which his foster family will be working on, to get him ready for his eventual forever family. We suspect that Brandon didn’t have the best life prior to being rescued, and was probably kept outside 24/7. He also has a couple of scars of unknown origin on his face and some missing fur on his ears. Despite whatever his past has been though, Brandon has a ready smile for everyone! He is sweet as can be, eager to please, and with further training, he is going to be a wonderful companion and friend.

Brandon will be neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on his vaccines. He will be making his way to New England in mid October.

We will update his bio as his foster family continues to assess and work with him.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Jewell
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The most precious of jewels, is our sweet little Jewell! Jewell is estimated to be between 4-5 months old. She is a black lab mix, but her shiny coat does have a tint of a chocolate sheen to it.

Jewell found herself in a shelter with her sister, and was very frightened (her sister was adopted directly from the shelter.) However away from the shelter, Jewell is definitely starting to come out of her shell in her foster home. Although still unsure of herself and on the shy side, she will eagerly give you kisses on the hand.

Jewell is very dog friendly and enjoys spending time with her foster’s dogs. She has not been cat tested as yet, but with her more shy nature, we suspect she may be fine with them.

Jewell is as pretty as her name. She has a beautiful coat and the most gorgeous eyes! Each day she gains a bit more confidence thanks to her wonderful foster family, and she is going to make a wonderful companion for a lucky family. Jewell is of course just a puppy, so she will need ongoing training, exercise, and lots and lots of love!

Jewell is heartworm negative, and will be up-to-date on her vaccines, and microchipped before she makes her way to New England in mid October.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Oakley
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Meet Oakley! Oakley is a stunning male lab mix about 1-2 years young. Oakley is a big bundle of energy and needs an active family to take him on adventures to satisfy his need for exercise. Oakley would do best in a home with children over the age of 12 because he likes to be the youngest member of a loving family. Oakley enjoys learning and would love a family to show him the basics with lots of patience and guidance.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Lucy
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Meet Lucy! Lucy is a beautiful lab mix who is almost 2 years old. Lucy is a bit on the shy side and prefers not share her loving home with other animals. She is looking to be the top dog in a one dog home! Lucy is a sweet girl who will also do best in a mature home with no children or children older than 12 years old. Lucy has tons of potential and will do wonderful with a family committed to provide her with training. Lucy needs a family with patience and consistency to help her build up her self-confidence and become the amazing dog she has the potential of becoming.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Duke
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Duke is a BIG boy! This handsome guy weighs in at 86 lbs now (past vetting shows he weighed 100 lbs in April of 2014.) Duke was an owner surrender at the shelter, and he was surrendered with some past vetting paperwork (which we rarely have!) Duke’s birthday is listed as 12/31/07, making him a New Year’s Eve baby, who will turn 7 at the very end of December. Duke was already neutered when he arrived at the shelter, but sadly he did test heartworm positive. He will have heartworm treatment before heading up to New England in late November.

Duke is a complete teddy bear who will shower you with kisses. He is also 90% potty trained and rides well in the car. However, although he has clearly been an inside dog, he has never been taught even the simplest of commands, like “sit” or “stay” or even “no.” He also needs leash work, and at this point, he will walk you, instead of the other way around. However, Duke is VERY food motivated (more on that later!) and he is with a great foster family who will be working on teaching him his manners, basic commands, and working with him on the leash.

Duke has a very laid back personality, is dog friendly and as noted LOVES people. However, Duke is not a fan of the kitties, and it will be an absolute requirement that his new home NOT have cats. Duke is very good with the other dogs in his foster home, but due to his size, we recommend that another dog in his forever home not be a small sized breed (i.e not cat sized.) He does best with medium to large sized dogs.

As mentioned, Duke is very food motivated, in fact we think he spends all of his time when he is not sleeping, looking for food! His foster family is already working on this, but he will currently counter and table surf, would probably go straight for any trash barrels if he had access to them, and tries to investigate every closet and cabinet in the home to see if they contain food items! He is not destructive in the home, in that he does not chew on things he shouldn’t, but he is constantly on the hunt for any food items.

Despite needing the training mentioned above, which he will be receiving over the next two months (and we will update his progress in his bio,) Duke is a true love. Yes “older” dogs can learn new “tricks” and we know with a little work, Duke is going to be a fantastic companion! He is a boy you fall instantly in love with, but who needs some polishing up on his manners. For the most part, he just wants to hang out in the house with you (he prefers being inside over being outdoors,) but we wouldn’t recommend him making a great dinner party guest at this moment in time ;-) However, as his foster Mom said, with a little training, he is going to make someone an awesome new family member.

Duke is neutered, up-to-date on his yearly vaccines, will be heartworm treated, and will be microchipped, before heading to Maine in late November.
Lastly, Duke is currently being treated for a yeast infection in his ears, which has spread through his body. He is on meds and a medicated lotion for that as of 9/29.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Bo
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Bo is an attentive and gentle boy, who is estimated to be between 2-3 years old. He is the color of honey, and will mesmerize you when looking into his spectacularly beautiful eyes!

Bo appears to be house-trained and also knows how to use a doggie door. Despite not having any accidents in his foster home, he may have lived mostly outside, as he was initially very afraid of going through doorways in the home. That quickly resolved within the first 24 hours, and he now seems to be quite comfy in the house.

Bo is very dog friendly, but he does become excited and silly when he approaches another strange dog, while out walking with his foster Dad. He walks well on a leash, but will pull if he sees another dog. His foster Dad is taking him for walks every day, and working on correcting this. Bo rides very well in the car and seems to really enjoy his daily rides, but his foster is still working with him on initially getting into the car (at this time he needs to be lifted into the car.)

Bo currently sleeps in a dog bed in his foster’s bedroom. To date he has been very good in the home, and does not chew on anything he shouldn’t, nor has he gotten into anything.

Bo loves people and is super happy to meet new human friends, but he has not been able to be assessed around children yet. His foster doesn’t have a cat, but the shelter’s assessment was that he was too interested in the kitties, so he will require a NO cats home.

Bo is heartworm negative, and will be neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccines, before heading to New England in mid October.

Adoption Application

Available ~ Autumn
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A new season, a new start for our beautiful Autumn! Autumn and her siblings were kept in a rabbit hutch by a backyard breeder. Autumn was rescued by a rescue partner who convinced the former owner to turn over one puppy, but this person kept the two siblings most likely thinking they could sell them. That didn’t happen, and her siblings were ultimately surrendered to a shelter, where another rescue rescued them (they are all safe.) Due to her time spent in this rabbit hutch, Autumn has a bald spot on her shoulder area from constant rubbing against the wire hutch. This spot tested negative for mange, and the fur is already growing back.

Autumn is estimated to be about 5 months old and she weighs 27.5 lbs as of 9/25. She is all black with a white chest patch. Autumn is a very friendly puppy despite her rough start in life. She loves people of all ages and is really good with kids. She is also completely dog friendly and has also been tested around cats and did fine with them. Autumn is great in the car, initially liking car rides, but she quickly falls asleep and snoozes the rest of the way. Autumn is still a puppy and is working on mastering her house-training/pottying skills, plus starting to learn commands. At her young age, of course this will need to continue, once she finds her new family.

Autumn has the sweetest disposition and is very laid back, per her foster Mom! She already knows how to “sit,” how to use the doggie door, and she is doing really well with not jumping up (“off.”)

Autumn is up-to-date with all her vaccines. She will be spayed, microchipped, and have her rear dew claws removed, before she makes her way to New England in mid October.

Adoption Application

Adoption Pending ~ Daisy
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Beautiful Miss Daisy is an absolute sweetheart who will make you fall in love with her instantly! She is just a dream girl who is wonderful in every way. Daisy is estimated to be about 2 years old and weighs 51 lbs. She is Heartworm Positive, and will be treated before arriving in New England in late July. Daisy will also be spayed and up-to-date on all her vaccines. Daisy is the Mom of puppies Angel & Joey. She is fantastic with all other dogs and we suspect she will do fine with cats as well (but not formally cat tested as of yet.) Daisy has no issues at all with eating or drinking near her foster family’s dogs, she happily shares toys & treats, and she is super loving and friendly. Lastly, she is great around children of all ages! Daisy is also completely house-trained, has perfect house manners, doesn’t jump up on people, and walked into her foster home like she had been there forever! She was immediately so wonderful in the house, that her foster did not need to crate her overnight (although she will be crated if no one is home.) Daisy is very laid back but also playful as well. She is also completely comfortable when leashed and walks right with you with no pulling! Daisy’s foster family just completely raves about what a sweetheart she is and they instantly fell in love with her! Daisy will not be arriving in New England until after her Heartworm Treatment, so probably around late July. She will be micro chipped.
Adoption Pending ~ Winston
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Winston is a very handsome black lab mix male, who is estimated to be about a year old. He was surrendered to a shelter in SC with his sister, who was adopted directly from the shelter. He was quite lonely and scared without her, and would do best in a home with another friendly social dog. Winston is very dog friendly and gets along well with his foster’s male dog. Winston is very smart and learns quickly. He settled in nicely at his foster home, loves the kiddie pool and being out in the fresh air; and he appears to be house/potty trained. Winston will need further work with his leash skills and commands. Winston is heartworm negative, neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on his vaccines. Winston is young and energetic, and still a bit timid due to all the changes in his life, so we recommend children over 12+ or so. In addition, he is a bit too interested in the kitties, so he needs a NO CAT home. Winston will be arriving in New England at the end of August.

Adoption Pending ~ Jackie
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Our sweet Southern Belle, Jackie, has raised her 7 beautiful puppies, and is now taking applications for a family of her very own! Jackie is estimated to be about 2 years old, and she weighs 44 lbs currently. Jackie has already been treated for heartworm disease, and is now in the resting period of the treatment.

Jackie is a true gem of a girl. She is very calm, very laid back, is great with people, great with other dogs, cat friendly, and she has wonderful manners. Jackie is a complete chill girl who prefers hanging out in the house verses being outside. If you are looking for a running or hiking partner, Jackie probably is NOT your girl; but if you are looking for someone to hang out with, watching TV and snuggling…Jackie is totally your girl! Jackie is very much a couch potato, but even more incredibly, she won’t get up on the couch or bed unless she is invited first.

Jackie is very good on a leash and when outdoors, she won’t leave your side. Jackie was initially crate trained, but she has impeccable manners in the home and is not crated anymore, even when the humans go out. She does not get into anything, does not chew anything, and she is completely house-trained, never having a single accident in the month and half she has spent in her foster home. Jackie very much seems to enjoy the quiet, calm household of her current foster home, so that is the type of forever home she is seeking.

Jackie has been treated for her heartworm disease, is spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on her yearly vaccines. She will be arriving in New England in early October.

Adoption Pending ~ Kodiak
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Kodiak is a fabulous chocolate boy, who is estimated to be between 2-3 years old, and he weighs 59 lbs. Kodiak is just an amazing boy, who despite having a collar on when he came to the shelter as a stray, no one ever came looking for him.

Kodiak was definitely someone’s pet, as he is potty trained and knows basic commands. His foster describes him as the perfect house guest, who is very friendly with everyone, both adults and children. Kodiak is also dog and cat friendly. He also very much enjoys any activities which include water and swimming.

Sadly Kodiak is Heartworm Positive and being treated. He is already neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines. He will be arriving in New England in late October.

Adoption Pending ~ Dixie
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What a beauty! Our very sweet Dixie, with the heart-melting ever present smile, was surrendered to a NC shelter with her brother (he was also rescued by a different rescue.) The siblings were surrendered by the vet of a very elderly couple, who could no longer handle two large dogs.

Dixie is a 6 year old Lab/Hound mix who weighs 68 lbs. Dixie is already spayed, heartworm negative, and up to date on all her vaccines.

Dixie did live outside in a pen for much of her life, but she quickly adapted to home life, thanks to her great foster family. She does very well in the house, seems to love everyone, and bonds quickly to her people. She adores her foster Mom, and follows her everywhere.

Dixie is an incredibly sweet girl who is dog friendly, but she is not a fan of the kitties, so she will need a NO CATS home. Dixie never had a lot of interactions with children, so although she is nothing but friendly, we recommend children over 10+

Dixie has been working on her leash skills, and is doing well. She is not a puller at all, but she does tend to crisscross in front of you. She does not appear to have been walked regularly, but she enjoys her walks now.

Dixie is a low to medium energy girl and a great snuggler…her foster Mom describes her as an absolute love! This gentle and beautiful girl is just fantastic! If interested in welcoming this sweetheart into your family, please fill out an adoption application today!

Dixie is already in New England!

Adoption Pending ~ Buddie
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This distinguished gentleman is Buddie! Buddie was found wandering on a highway in Georgia and saved by a good samaritan.

Buddie is estimated to be about 7 years old and he weighs 70 lbs. This gentle boy is very laid back, lower energy, and he just loves everyone, especially men…he seems to really enjoy hanging out with the male humans in his foster family, and bonding over a great football game :-) Male or female though, Buddie just loves people and wants to be with them. He is also great with kids and with other dogs. Cat friendliness is unknown at this time.

Buddie is heartworm negative, neutered, and up-to-date on all his age appropriate vaccines.

Buddie’s tail is always wagging and he is a sheer joy to spend time with. Buddie is looking for a Buddy of his very own…if that is you, please fill out an application today! Buddie will be arriving in New England the weekend of 9/20.

Adoption Pending ~ Lorna
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Beautiful Lorna is the third of Gizelle’s puppies. She is estimated to be about 14-15 weeks old, and she is the sister of Vincent & Liza. Lorna is mostly black, with a wider white chest plate then her sister, and all of her toes are tipped in white. Lorna is a happy, active, typical puppy, who will make a wonderful companion for a lucky family! Lorna will be spayed, up-to-date on all her age-appropriate vaccines, and microchipped, before heading to New England in mid September.

Adoption Pending ~ Waverly
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Introducing “Wave”rly ~~ !! Waverly is a purebred black lab puppy who is 4.5 months old, and weighs about 45 pounds now. She adores the waves created while swimming. Swimming is her favorite thing to do, but she also loves her chew toys.

Waverly will need to start her basic puppy classes soon, both to learn her manners and bond with her new family. She has lots of energy to romp and play on the sea shore or lake, and will make a fabulous companion.

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