My name is Murphy!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Murphy
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Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption - TX Houston

Facts about Murphy

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Up for adoption in Texas and New England: Murphy.

Murphy is an adorable boy. He's about 60lb and 14 months old. He is a handsome toasted marshmallow colored retriever mix.

He is housebroken and knows the words “sit” and “no”. He can play fetch and tug of war. Murphy's not the biggest fan of kennels, but his foster mom puts a blanket over it so he knows it’s time to be quiet-- Murphy just really wants to be with people.

He likes other dogs, but ah, well the cat at his foster's house may look more like a squeaky toy to him-- so cats maybe something to avoid in his forever home, along with geese, or chickens, Murphy says that chickens are more like dinner...

But he LOVES the couch and hanging out with his foster family.

Murphy is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He also has a heart murmur and we can provide you with the cardiologist report. Right now he does not need medication or care for it and just needs to be re-evaluated as he grows older. He's just happy go lucky Murphy!

If you'd like to welcome him into your home and couch please apply at

About Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption - TX Houston

About Our Rescue Group...

Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption is an all-volunteer rescue organization whose mission is to reduce the euthanasia rates and inhumane treatment of abandoned Labrador retrievers by finding them loving, forever homes. We have saved more than 1200 dogs Texas shelters over the past two years.

When lucky Labs come into Lucky Lab Rescue, they are immediately vetted with vaccinations, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested and wormed for internal parasites. All dogs receive complete veterinary care before they are adopted out. Also at Lucky Lab Rescue, each dog is temperament tested and evaluated for any signs of aggression and for activity level. Since our goal is to place our Labs in forever homes, it is important to know the general personality of each Lab, as we want to match potential adopters with dogs that would be the best possible fit for a successful adoption.

Most Labs that come into Lucky Lab Rescue are from shelters. Most are at risk of euthanasia, usually due to overcrowded shelters. Labs are one of the most popular breeds of dogs due to their loyal and family-oriented personalities. Labs are also one of the most overbred breeds and are the number one breed to be found in shelters. They also have one of the highest euthanasia rates. Some find it difficult that rescues can be breed specific, however, Lucky Lab Rescue and other Lab rescues make a huge impact on euthanasia rates just by rescuing Labs and Lab mixes alone.

The most popular color of Labs are yellow and chocolate. They tend to get rescued and adopted more often than black labs. Some shelters will automatically euthanize black Labs and some rescue organizations will accept the yellow and chocolate over the black Lab. We at Lucky Labs love our yellows and chocolates, but also feel very committed to rescuing black Labs due to their plight.

"The plight of the black dog refers to the low adoption rate and high
euthanization rate of black dogs in shelters. Black dogs are often
the last to be adopted from an animal shelter. You may not be
aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought
to the average animal shelter. Black dogs, particularly large
black dogs like Labradors or Lab mixes,have a very difficult
time getting adopted, and are euthanized at a staggering rate at
many animal control facilities throughout the country. The sad truth
is, they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs."

We are not a shelter. We are a rescue organization and our dogs are housed at several different foster homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption events vary, watch our Facebook page for details:

Our Adoption Process...

PLEASE apply for any dog you're interested in at

We will then send you an email with further instructions.

Thank you !