My name is Joshua!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Joshua
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I'm being cared for by:
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

Facts about Joshua

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi! My name is Joshua and I was on the "Sleep Forever" list in Nogales until the nice people at DLRR came and took me away. I am a 1-2 year old lab mix that looks mostly lab but my foster mom says I'm really short! I'm proud to say I totally had my foster mom fooled into thinking I was a mellow, laid-back kind of guy but after 2 days of adjusting to new surrounds and recovering from surgery I'm back to my old self with a vengeance. I may be shorter and lighter than my foster brothers and sister but boy do I romp with them! I'm making my older brother share his toys and I like to chase the ball but when I bring it back I stop a few feet away and puppy bow so that you can tell me what a good boy I am. I'm eating like a champ and my foster mom is trying to make sure I gain just a little more weight but not too much. I would love to find a forever home with a brother or sister but as long as you love me I wouldn't mind being an only child.

If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our wonderful Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab. Thanks!

About Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Here is our mission statement from our website:
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue of Phoenix (DLRR) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving, life-long homes for displaced Labrador Retrievers. In addition to rescue, our volunteers provide medical care and/or rehabilitation for these dogs and then attempt to match them with appropriate, permanent homes. We also provide Labrador Retriever breed and training information on request. Through public education, we strive to help eliminate animal overpopulation by encouraging the spaying and neutering of pets.

Come Meet Our Pets...

DLRR has regular events where potential adopters and the public can see some of our dogs. These events are listed on our website at
As noted in the description below of how to adopt one of our labs, approved adopters may contact one of our volunteers to meet one of our available dogs.
Also check out our Facebook page, where many of our dogs are spotlighted.

Our Adoption Process...

Every potential adopter (who must live in Arizona) must fill out an online form and pay a small fee. A volunteer will contact the potential adopter and schedule a home visit. If everything looks good at the home visit, the potential adopter begins to receive our Dogalog twice a week that shows all available dogs. If a potential adopter is interested in a particular dog, he or she contacts the volunteer listed for that particular dog and arranges a time to meet the dog. If it is a potential match, we ask the adopter to think about it for about 24 hours. There is a fee to adopt one of our dogs and it is based on the dog's age, with younger dogs having a larger fee than our older labs. There is a contract to be signed.