My name is Yelo!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Yelo

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Yelo's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Yelo's Story...
Yelo: 10 - 11 year old unaltered female yellow Lab ~ 70 pounds

This sweet old girl was dropped off at the San Jose shelter by her owner who said he was moving and couldn’t take her with him! She is just the sweetest, calmest dog, and of course we snatched her up right away.

We now have Yelo (not much originality there, but she is a yellow Lab!) with a wonderful foster where she is learning about crates and walks, and what sit and stay means. She is a very quiet girl who doesn’t even bark at the doorbell. We think she spent a lot of her life, if not all of it, outside; she has callouses on every elbow. She wasn’t certain about what to do with the car; although she rode like a dream girl in the ride to meet her foster, she never laid down.

We took Yelo in for a senior checkup. The vet tells us she’s 10-11 years old, and overall healthy, other than a skin infection along her back, which we are treating with antibiotics. She seems to be orthopedically sound, and walks around well. Her blood work all looked good. We will be scheduling her spay once she is out of heat!

What Yelo’s foster mom says:

Yelo is such a sweet dog. She loves people, is very affectionate and loves to be petted.

We are working on crate training and other manners. She does not seem to have been trained at all. She does not know sit, down or stay. We are working on them with her and she actually is learning fairly quickly. Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks! She likes walks, but is unfamiliar with being on a leash for a walk. She does not pull, but sometimes will just walk into your leg or cut you off when walking. We are working on those skills as well and she is getting better. She will play and retrieve a ball a few times, but gets tired of it quickly.

She also does not always respond to her name. She likes to beg for food, but once we tell her to stay outside the kitchen she does so.

She does not bark even when doorbell rings. She only barks when she sees another dog. She does not appear to be aggressive with other dogs she just wants to see them.

She does not even attempt to go up our stairs. Not sure if she has ever been up any stairs. It is ok by us since we want to confine her to our downstairs.

She is afraid to go in the car. We are trying to get her used to it. She is fine once in the car, but we have to lift her in and out and she shakes a bit when in the car. She is probably not sure where she is going.

Yelo has certainly not had what we think every dog should have in her life: a comfortable bed, a wonderful family pack to hang out with, basic training and the affection a sweet girl like Yelo deserves. We are looking for a family who will give Yelo all that and more!

Because Yelo is an older girl she doesn’t require a ton of exercise, but would be happy with a few short walks a day, some cuddles & playtime, and a nice spot to hang out by your side and keep you company. She should go to a home without stairs, and it might be helpful to have a ramp to get her into the car.

Yelo, will be current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, micro-chipped and (if the vet says its safe for her) spayed before she goes to her forever home. Yelo is located in Pleasant Hill

If you are looking for a wonderful, easygoing companion to share your life with, then Yelo is your girl! To make Yelo a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 or email

(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.)

Facts about Yelo

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Yelo, a San Francisco Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in San Francisco, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in San Francisco.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Francisco already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Francisco breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Francisco paves the way for another one to be saved.