My name is Cola!

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

Facts about Cola

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Cola: 5-yr-old male chocolate Lab 85 lbs

Their loss; our gain. Cola was surrendered to a local shelter by a family due to the dog’s reported allergies that their vet advised would require continued expensive meds which they could not afford. We are not so sure about that… and are delighted to give him the opportunity to find a new forever home. The shelter vet diagnosed him with a fungal infection, and put him on some antibiotics… and his coat is looking better. We gave him a good bath once we got him out of the shelter and he looks so much better. This is one great dog.

What Cola’s foster says: Cola is friendly, trained (sit, shake, etc.), and has a very gentle mouth. Easygoing personality, jumped up twice for treats, but gently. Touchable, friendly but not all over you. He's easygoing, friendly, and gets along with other dogs. He and our cat, Socks, appear to be cool -- don't know how he'd be with cats that run, but he and Socks hardly noticed each other. He went swimming in the pond twice. Cola is quiet and easy to have around…. He’s barked maybe twice. Sweet guy. No begging, but plenty of longing looks while we were eating dinner. Cola is a bit needy (who wouldn't be after 3 weeks at the shelter?) -- he wants to lean on you, does a very winsome begging sit, and cuddled up with us after dinner. Cola is a counter surfer, so this will need to be addressed. Not interested in toys or balls. He is interested in following you around the house and putting his head in your lap.

What Cola’s Rescue Rep says: We are investigating his skin condition to learn more about it. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. Cola is located in Hillsborough.

If you are interested in Cola, 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.