My name is Tipper!

Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Torrance, California - Tipper
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Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue

Facts about Tipper

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi…my name is Tipper but I don”t always answer to that so perhaps when I find a forever family, they will give me a new nickname that sticks! My foster dad thinks I am a mix of Labrador and German Shepard because of my nose, eyes, white chest hair and slightly bushier tale. He thinks I am about 4 years old but some people think I am younger because I have a sweet nature. I weigh 55 lbs. When it comes to affection I am all lab! In fact, my foster dad says I think I am a lap dog as I like to sit by his feet under the desk when he is working or jump up on his chair and give him kisses. I really enjoy being close to my family. I don”t sleep in my bed that is at the foot of the bed but I sleep by the side of the bed my foster dad sleeps on so I can be closer to him. I would say the one way I am like a Shepard is that I am not a big eater like most labs. My foster dad adds canned tuna, salmon or deboned chicken to my kibble to make it more interesting for me to entice me to eat otherwise I like to cuddle with him instead.

I am very calm and have a sweet temperament. I don”t bark very much, even when people come to the door. My foster dad took the time to socialize me to other dogs and people. I do very well in crowded environments where there is a lot of people. My foster dad took me to a couple of dog friendly restaurants and everyone complimented me on how well behaved and sweet I was. I like to say hi to other dogs and I am friendly. I get along with almost all dogs the one time a dog was mean to me I growled a little bit and showed my teeth but I was not aggressive at all. I like all dogs and people especially if they are nice to me.

My foster dad says I am very low maintenance and very healthy. I enjoy walks and hikes and the company of people. I also like putting my nose out the window when riding in the back of the car to smell all the smells in the air and to feel the wind. I am hoping to find a family that has adults only or with kids over 15 yr old. You see, the little ones kind of scare me off. I would love to find a family where there is somebody that is home a lot, affectionate and likes to pet me and cuddle with me! Woof!!

About Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue

Our Mission Statment:

Encourage and promote responsible dog ownership and reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Labrador Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption.

Promote the humane treatment of Labrador Retrievers and accept for placement unwanted Labrador Retrievers, care for them medically, neuter them, and place them in caring homes.

Provide educational services to interested public regarding responsible breeding and ownership of Labrador Retrievers.

Educate dog owners about training, neutering, and the humane care for their dogs and to promote good canine citizenship.

If you live in the southern California area and would like to volunteer to help, we'd love to hear from you at or call 888-554-2522.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue adopts Labrador Retrievers to adopters from foster homes in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County and parts of the San Bernardino County.

Our Adoption Process...

SCLRR is a foster based, all volunteer rescue. Adoption applications and home visits are required for approval to adopt.

Careful time, temperment testing and fostering with further evaluating to help adopters find the right match for their lifestyle and for the dog's needs is the hallmark of SCLRR. We consider the needs of both adopting family and of our rescue dogs.

The fostered Labradors can be visited for possible adoption at the individual dog's foster home by approved adopters.

Thorough information is provided along with a folder of such things as up to date vaccine records, spay/neuter certification, microchip registration information, pedigree and kennel registration if provided along with any other paperwork we might have. A terms of Adoption is filled out and signed, providing ownership to the adopter.

The adoption fee is $350 or $150 for a senior Lab (7 years and older). Any known medical needs a dog might have are taken care of by SCLRR prior to adoption.

SCLRR prides itself on our high standards of temperment testing, medical care given and our fair treatment of adopting families.

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