My name is Rusty!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Rusty
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Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Rusty is a handsome young man of approximately 18 months of age. He is just starting to mature but still has a lot of puppy energy about him. He absolutely loves everyone and needs an owner who is committed to following through on the training he has received as well as providing his exercise needs several times a day. He knows all of his commands and is still learning to relax in a car. He is determined to be the driver if you let him. He has an abundance of playfulness in him and has played well with many different dogs at his training camp. He is a tall boy who likes to roughhouse with the right dogs and would be best with larger breed animals. Due to his size and high energy, he would be best in a home without small children to knock over. He loves to run, play, treadmill, swim, walk, play ball and participate in just about anything that involves action. If left alone unsupervised, he will find his own ways to amuse himself. He is kennel trained and will bark to let you know he needs to potty outside. If you are an active person, Rusty is your boy.

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.