My name is Abby!

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

Facts about Abby

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
ABBY: 8 year old spayed female black Lab 85 lbs

(Abby needs to lose a few pounds, she was 108 pounds.)

Sweet Abby needs a new home!

Abby’s elderly owner was not able to care for Abby any longer and the owner’s son took Abby into their home. They decided it would be best to find Abby a new home as they are very busy, work fulltime and just do not have the time Abby deserves.

This is what they had to say about Abby:

Abby has been around a variety of people and animals and she loves them all! She is a very fun-loving, sweet, playful, nice, gentle, shy, happy girl who wants to be loved. She has had a lot of training when she was a puppy and knows: sit, dome, fetch and if you say no she will stop what she is doing. They would walk her put she did pull on a leash with them. She loves to go for car rides, she is excellent with children, adores other dogs and is a very gentle soul. We think she would be fine in a home with cats; we just have not seen her around any cats. We have been trying to get some weight off her as she was fed human food in the other home. She is active for her age.

This is what the foster dad has to say about Abby:

1) Abby joined the family at 1 pm and by the time 8 people arrived at 6 pm for my wife’s birthday she was greeting them at the door. You would have thought she had been with us since she was a pup. She has the run of the house and there has not been a single problem. She is just a sweet, lovable good natured dog. With those big brown eyes she is hard to resist. She goes to the dog park a couple of times a day, gets along with all the other dogs, she is very gentle and has no problems when the children come up to her. Abby enjoys riding in the car; should I leave the car door open I will most likely find her in the passenger seat. In the evening she lays quietly next to me and nudges me to pet her. At bed time she sleeps on the floor next to my bed.

2) Hi everyone, Have an update on our girl. She is doing great, trips to the park twice a day. She gets along with all the other dogs in the park. Even running a bit after them. She is a big girl and you need to be strong on the lead. She is so laid back it is amazing. She get two meals a day consisting of one cup of dry food. With the exercising and change in diet I think she had dropped about 3 to 5 pounds! Mason continues to be the perfect gentleman for the most part. Abby is still very needy and will have a tendency to push him away when we are sitting on the couch. She has found one toy she likes. She puts it at your feet and as you reach for it she grabs it. It is amazing how quickly she has settled in to the route.

She is a GEM of a dog!

Abby is a very healthy girl but needs to lose a few pounds. More exercise and less food. She is spayed, has all her shots, is microchipped, had a full blood panel and a well check.

She is located in Orinda.

If you think you can provide Sweet Abby with her last forever home please email Rescue Rep Liz at

(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.