My name is Harold!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Harold
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Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue

Facts about Harold

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Harold: ~10-year-old male black Lab 85 lbs

I am Harold.

I was a stray.

I was abandoned.

I have been down the long and rough road.

I have not been treated well.

I am not without hope.

I wag.

I am now happy.

I am Harold.

Harold was found as a stray in Yolo County after what appears to be years of neglect. We can only imagine the terrible circumstances of his previous existence. He carries old collar scars, a wound on his snout, and is recovering from extended skin afflictions on his hind end -- likely due to fleas. His teeth are quite worn down, and his ears suffer from long-term infection and neglect. But his eyes sparkle with joy and spirit like no other dog. Harold delights in human companionship and greets every day like it is a new squeaky toy. This is one special dog.

What Harold’s foster says: We/I have TOTALLY fallen in love with this guy! He lets us sleep in, and greets us with a big "good morning" (easy for him to do, since we moved his bed to outside our bedroom door!) And, is just a sweetheart throughout the day! He's lying here next to me right now. It was a significant journey to rescue this guy! And he is worth every bit of it.

What Harold’s Rescue Rep says: Harold is a true survivor. Despite all that he has been through, he has the loveliest demeanor and personality. He is a pleasure to walk on leash – matter of fact, he does not need to be on leash as he is thrilled to walk alongside you. Want a soul-mate? This guy is for you. He will gladly curl up at your feet as you read the morning paper, watch Sports Center, or check your email. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered… and is on a few meds to address some of his issues – nothing life-threatening. Harold is loving life with his fabulous fosters in San Francisco.

If you are interested in Harold, call or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248,

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

About Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that facilitates the placement of unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving new homes. We have a spay/neuter requirement for all dogs that we place. If a dog has been abused or needs medical attention, we provide emotional and medical rehabilitation. Individuals who desire to adopt Labrador Retrievers complete an application form and, upon acceptance, are introduced to potential pets. Our purpose is solely to provide good homes for Labrador Retrievers who might otherwise be abandoned or euthanized by their previous owners. Through education, we seek to reduce the unwanted dog population and increase responsible pet ownership.

Come Meet Our Pets...

As an all-volunteer organization, we do not have a physical location. Labs that we have available for adoption are either in their current homes, in a foster home, or in one of the kennels that we use when no other temporary home is available.

Interested persons should contact the Volunteer Rescue Representative that is listed with any dogs placed on Adopt-a-Pet.

Our Adoption Process...

We request a modest donation from families seeking to adopt a Labrador Retriever through us. This is NOT an adoption fee (there is no adoption fee to adopt a Lab directly from us). The donation helps to offset the direct expenses of our Rescue and Placement Services. The donation is $350 per Lab.