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Just look at that beautiful smile! Bailey is an extremely sweet boy who was turned into the shelter for unknown reasons. He's an absolute sweetheart--he gets along famously with all dogs, big and small He also gets along with cats! He has a great appetite, is completely housebroken and has had no accidents in his foster home. The shelter estimated his age as 10 yrs, although we think he could be a bit younger.

He lost his left foreleg after being hit by a car when he was a pup. The vet tried to save it, but in the end it had to be amputated.

He does occasionally have a little difficulty getting up on slick surfaces, but once up, he's fine and has no trouble getting around. He does very well on surfaces with a bit of friction or roughness, like rugs or grass. Yoga mats here and there on his fosterer's tiled patio work quite well. They're inexpensive, and super-easy to clean. He has a harness that we use once in a while to help him with slippery surfaces.

As we do with all our dogs, we've started him on a joint supplement to help stave off the arthritis that senior Labs inevitably get. We recommend a daily dose for the rest of his life. Inexpensive over-the counter human glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate works fine. More expensive doggie versions work no better, but are flavored like a treat.

Besides people, dogs and cats, Bailey adores toys, treats and car rides.

This delightful happy boy would be great addition to any family that's looking for that sweet Lab temperament but not necessarily for a super-active dog.

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Meet Abbey Road, AKA Abbey.  What a great girl she is! We think she’s about 8 years old. She’s a petite, weighing about 55 pounds. She has beautiful chestnut brown eyes and a sweet, endearing smile. She is about as sweet as they come and maybe just a little sweeter. She is very affectionate and loves to touch cheeks while you “sing her a lullaby.” She also leans on your leg gently as if to say “Thank you” for helping me.

Abbey waited 10 long days for her people to find her at the shelter - no one came. She has a temporary loss of hair on her lower back, tail and on her knees.  It’s clear this didn’t happen in a short period of time.  Poor girl has endured itchy dry skin for a while now.  We suspect flea dermatitis as well. We’ve started giving her a soothing weekly bath and a grain free diet.  Her coat is already glistening and slowly growing back.

Abbey Road is looking to “go back home” – a better home this time. One that will love and care for her as she deserves and so wants.  She thrives on love and attention.  A loving home would never allow their girl’s coat to get in this condition.

Abbey is new to Fetching Companions Retriever Rescue.  She will spend time with children and other dogs with her foster family so we can best match a family to this little girl.  She has some obedience training , but we’re nonetheless polishing her skills further. She responds very well to verbal correction. She’s an active girl who enjoys exploring.  When it’s time to relax, she is peaceful and quiet in her crate.  She seems to be house trained as she is giving signals to go outside when she needs to go potty.  What a good girl!

This sweet girl is available for adoption at:

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Meet Ariel--Ellie for short. I am a beautiful black mellow lab thought to be 8 yrs old which is a wonderful age! I am the luckiest girl. I was rescued from a shelter on what they tell me is “my last day.” I am told I am a wonderful girl and a very easy foster dog. If you are looking for a girl with no bad habits to break that would be me! I do not dig, chew , take food off counters, have accidents in the house or bark too much. I love my furry foster brother and all people that are nice to me. I can stay home alone inside for hours with no problem and take a nice nap. and not be destructive while alone. I am fine in a crate but do not need one. I ride quietly in the car and love car rides. I feel so lucky that FCRR found me. I came in as a stray to the shelter which is a very scary experience for any dog but especially for see...I am visually impaired. I can not see well because of cataracts...just like older people. There were so many dogs barking and scary noises and smells. It was horrible. My other senses are great and probably better than dogs that can see. Life is so much better now but will be even better when I find a forever family of my own.

I enjoy belly rubs, walks and time with family. I am a very confident girl and do not let my vision issue slow me down at all. I had my foster home figured out in 2 days. I am told I have started a daily walking program and diet to drop a few extra pounds and am so excited about how good I feel. I currently weigh 90 lbs and should be a healthy 80lbs. My foster mom says it will be piece of cake to make that goal weight.

I am looking for a home that is filled with love and attention and I promise to give lots of love back. It can be a home with or without other dogs. If you think you might be that home please email FCRR as I am anxious to find my forever home.

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Misty is all smiles.  She loves people, going for walks and, of course, treats — which she takes gently from your hand.  Misty’s also housebroken, crate-trained, knows, “sit”, “down”, “shake”, “heel” and even if you don’t ask for it, she’ll happily roll over on her back so you can rub her belly. 

Misty is a quiet dog, who doesn’t bark when people come to visit; in fact she’s only barked once in her foster home, possibly because she heard something go bump in the night. 

Misty is the quintessentially happy Labrador, even though her life hasn’t been an easy one.  According to her owner-surrender paperwork to an LA County shelter, she was surrendered because her owner had died.  The only other piece of information given was that she’d lived in the backyard.  With Misty’s love of people — children and adults alike — this must have been a sad way to spend her 10 years of life. 

Because of Misty’s limited experiences with the world, she’s looking for a stable home where she can be the only dog to soak up all the love.  She’d be happy living with a family with children or an adult-only home.Her X-rays and senior blood panel indicate that Misty is in excellent health.  She’s an exuberant senior who’s on no medications.  Watch Misty’s slideshow to see her in action. Here's a link to it

If you are one of those special people who appreciate the love of a senior dog, Misty is the loving Labrador you’ve been waiting for. 

Call Misty’s foster mom, Ellen, at 805-550-7577 if you’d like more information about this sweet girl.

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Meet our very own Wrigley Field!  Do we think we’ve hit a home run on this boy? You bet!  Wrigley doesn’t miss a single base and is our superstar!

This ruggedly handsome Labby mix has a deep dark chocolate coat that glistens in the sunlight.  He’s about a year old and weighs about 60 pounds. We believe he’s pretty much full grown won’t  get much bigger. He’s goofy, sweet and very -very kissy.  He gets along with everyone and everything. He loves to play with dogs and even when the play gets a little rough, he shakes it off and walks away from trouble.  This guy is a blast and would do fine at a beach for a fun filled afternoon of play or a dog park for lots of romping.  We just love this boy!!

As with most one year old doggies, Wrigley has a good amount of energy. He will do best with an active family who will get this boy involved in most any canine sport,  such as fetch, running, hiking, agility, nose work – most any athletic challenge and Wrigley will step up to the plate.

We thought it best that we teach this youngster some manners so off he went to K9-101 Consulting to learn how to be a companion dog.  He is being crate trained and learning to take direction from humans.  We are teaching Wrigley leash manners and some basic obedience.  As our trainer often will say, “teach a dog to be obedient and the obedience just follows.” Wrigley will be with our trainer for a full month of training to instill good manners to match his stunning good looks.

Wrigley is thriving in training and is incredibly smart and agile. Most any family will be good for Wrigley as long as they are active and athletic like our superstar.  He may be a touch too active for toddlers, so older children please.  Our goofy guy could accidently knock a little one down in his excitement.  We have not tested him with cats, but we think probably not.

Wrigley is available for adoption! He has two more weeks of his training program – so best get your adoption application in now at

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Chase is a 2 year old absolute lovebug who is thrilled to be out of the shelter. He is a happy, wiggly boy, good with people and other dogs, big and small.

He was an absolute mess when we bailed him out of the shelter, as you can see from the second photo, but look at how beautiful he is now!

He was missing a great deal of fur and was covered with scabs and scaly, gray skin. As it happens, he has an allergy, to food containing corn. We moved him to a raw diet so as to avoid all grains, and he healed up nicely. We've completed the process of moving his diet to kibble with no corn in it, and he's tolerating it very well so far.

There is NO scratching anymore, and no redness. He can eat ordinary, good quality dog food! He must have had one heck of an allergy to corn. He is now a nice, low-maintenance dog. We have him paired for playtime in a play yard. He gets along with other dogs very well!

He loves chew toys and rides well in the car, apart from wanting to sit on your lap, which just doesn't work when your driving, but he accepts reality quickly and will sit in the backseat.

Better get that application in so you can take this boy home.

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This is Sadie, a nine month old Golden Retriever. Sadie is a family dog… she is good with small children, small dogs, large dogs and cats. Sadie has excellent house manners, is good on a leash and has some obedience training. She comes from an active home and loved to play dress up. She loves a daily walk, a game of tug, ball toss and a nap. Her furry feathers are just coming in on her little rear. If you have had your home check and are looking for the perfect addition to the family you may just have found her.

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Meet Toby! This is one cool dude. He is a sweet Lab mix and is as goofy as they come. This dog has an endearing spirit that is contagious! He's a pretty laid back kind of pooch, who enjoys just hanging out. He will quietly keep you company, while you catch up on those household chores, and at TV time, Toby loves to snuggle. Beware though, when the fetch toy appears, Toby puts on a whole different persona! He has a surprising "hound dog" bark that will make you laugh, and he will fetch relentlessly until you let him know the game is done. Toby also loves to swim just about as much as he enjoys playing fetch.

We think Toby is about 6 years old. He weighs a lean 95 pounds. He loves to play and run like the wind. His retrieving skills are excellent. Toby is the perfect companion dog. When the fun is over, there’s nothing Toby likes better than to sit with his people.  He has a very nice energy level. We love his hound like bark. He’s a joy of a boy!!

Toby knows sit, come and stay like a rock star.  He is house trained and behaves nicely in the house. He does have quite a bit of puppy in him with lots of love to give. We enrolled Toby in a program with our trainer, Pete of K-9 101 consulting. Pete says this is a “great” boy. Toby likes to play with well behaved dogs.  He loves ball playing with children as well.

Toby is micro-chipped, neutered and up to date on his vaccines.  If you are looking for a nice companion dog then Toby is your guy.  Please send us a note at

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Meet our precious Captain. Captain is a 10 month old black male Lab.  He has a heart of gold. His little soul exudes happiness and joy.  I guess one could say he’s making up for lost time. Captain came to us in excruciating pain about 4 months ago.  It’s hard to watch a baby pup scream in pain, but we had to try and help this little guy.  We managed his pain with medicine and within 2 days we had Captain at a specialist where he was diagnosed with discospondilitis.  Discospondilitis is a big word for bacteria that had settled on a section of his spine.  We were thrilled when his doctor said he’d have a full recovery and live the life a puppy should in short order. Under the watchful eye of his doctor, his loving foster home and a rescue that spared no expense on his medical care; Captain is just about ready for his forever family. It’s always a double edge sword when we have to say good bye, but this one will be extra hard.

Captain weighs 58 pounds and will celebrate his 1 year birthday on July 17, 2014. He’s quite the looker and has a temperament of an angel. For such a young guy, he’s actually pretty mellow. He is crate trained and behaves nicely in the home. Captain enjoys the company of other dogs. He hasn’t been around children much, but when he has, he’s been a total gentleman. He walks nicely on a leash and corrects very well.  He’s a soft and gentle guy.  We all love him dearly.  Captain steals the heart s of everyone who has met him. Captain loves to play and loves the water. No doubt he has some puppy antics - Oh like stealing a shoe or a piece of clothing so he can have a part of his people with him at all times. Captain loves human attention and love. He has plenty of kisses to give.  We suspect that he will be the love of his new family’s life as he has been with us.

We are looking for a very special family for Captain.  Most important is a family who will love Captain like we do. He loves humans and would do best having his people around. He’s big into family time and enjoys movie night and hanging out with his foster family. His new family will need to continue with his anti-biotics without missing a beat. He will probably need annual visits to his specialist and possible an x-ray to keep a close eye on Captain.  He is micro-chipped, neutered and up to date on his vaccines.

If Captain sounds like your type of Lab pup then do contact us at There you will find our adoption application. Some lucky family will have a gem of a Lab as part of their family

Kai will make a wonderful addition to your family. He loves children, but being young and active, he may be a little too much for toddlers, whom he could unintentionally knock down. Kai has not been around cats much and was a little too interested when we cat tested him, so no kitties please.

Buddy Boy
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Buddy Boy came into the shelter at the highest intake time of the year, July 4th weekend. Buddy lost his home and family when his home was foreclosed. His family waited till the very last day before they surrendered their boy to the shelter.  Buddy is a little sad and confused right now.  Worry not; we’ll have Buddy happy in no time.  He’s hanging with Pete from K9-101 Consulting while he waits for his foster family to come home from their summer vacation.

Buddy’s owner states he is good with dogs and children. It appears this is a very accurate statement.  Pete says his is as sweet as they come and VERY friendly. Buddy is absolutely gorgeous!!! His owner states he is a Golden Lab and Golden Retriever mix, but he looks very Labby to us. He weighs about 75 pounds and is Golden in color. He has sweet brown eyes. We think he’s about 7 years old. What a LOVE!!! Buddy is up to date on his vaccines and will be neutered next week. Buddy had to exit the shelter today to make room for all the scared pups from fireworks on the 4th.

We’re still getting to know Buddy Boy, so do check back.  We think Buddy will be scooped up quickly. This is the perfect age for a family dog! We’d like to see Buddy Boy have children to play with and a loving mom and dad.  He deserves the best!!!

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Yoski The Water Dog.

Sometimes it takes a village and all the stars were aligned for Yoski. Yoski is nine years old and blind and was abandoned at a high kill shelter by his family. It took two rescues and several volunteers to organize his freedom. Well worth the work, Yoski has that wonderful Labrador Retriever personality.

While we are not making excuses for petty theft, he has been known to walk off with a phone or television remote. He says he thought it was his toy and blamed his lack of sight. No charges have been filed. He loves the hose and water, swimming, eating and napping. Not necessarily in that order.

Yoski has great house manners and is child and dog friendly. He will be available to join that special family soon. Yoski will come complete with six empty water bottles (his favorite toy), two tennis balls of his choosing and a hose. Sorry, child not included.

Yoski is diabetic and requires insulin every day to keep him healthy. The injections can easily be done by anyone; no medical skill is required. Insulin can be bought pretty inexpensively over the counter at any Walmart pharmacy.

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Meet Mickey! He is a gorgeous, happy yellow Lab! He loves to go for walks and be with people. He is great with other dogs, kids and cats. We think he is approximately 8 years old but could be a bit younger. He is house trained and is living in a foster home with 2 other dogs, a cat and 2 children. He is doing great with all of the activity in the house, and is also good about settling down for quiet time. He is a wonderful boy who deserves to be loved and appreciated for all of his wonderful qualities.

Mickey is micro-chipped, neutered and up to date on his vaccines.  If you are looking for a nice companion dog then he's iyour guy. If you agree, contact us at

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This is Daisy - she was turned in to us by her owner when the landlord said “no”. She is in great shape - coat, weight and has a great gait so no evidence of arthritis or hip dysplasia. She is amazing, temperament-wise. She knows "sit," and has a really good energy level - but at the same time she's low keyed and snuggly. She loves to fetch and brings the toy right back and drops it at your feet. Then she does a happy backward bounce, sits, and waits for you to toss the toy again. Charming girl on every level. She is really pretty - and clearly a kind dog. She gets along great with other dogs - and would be an easy easy foster. Love love love this girl.

Highly adoptable - in personality and looks for sure. An A+ dog

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Samson and his buddy were both owner turn-ins as the family got a puppy and no longer wanted the older dogs. Why some people regard dogs as disposable is beyond us.

He's 9 years young and full of love,hugs and kisses. He adores his humans and follows them everywhere. He lives in his foster home with 2 other dogs and gets along well with them, isn't pushy and doesn't want to be alpha, he fit in nicely immediately.

Samson was an outside dog but not any longer--he now enjoys all the comforts of his foster home, loves his new dog bed and sleeps at night on the floor next to the humans and his foster brother. He's learned to do his business outside and uses the dog door to come and go as he pleases. He was a little overweight when he came to us but he has lots of room to roam now and is gradually slimming down. He loves to trot around the yard, chase birds and bark at the passing horses. He also likes to play with toys and his humans but hasn't learned to play with the other dogs.

Like a true lab Samson loves meal time but has learned to sit and wait like a gentleman to be given the signal to dig in. He's a polite eater and takes treats gently from adults of children.

He had his check ups at the vet and is healthy. He has excellent teeth, they were obviously taken care of. He has a harmless fatty lump and has some early indication of a little arthritis but all normal for a boy of his age. Daily jont supplement won't stop the progression in its tracks, but should slow it way down. The vet believes Samson kidneys don't function like they did when he was a puppy, so he drinks a lot of water then needs to urinate right after but nothing that needs any medical care, just access to go out when he needs to do his business.
He'll make a wonderful family dog for anyone lucky enough to take him home. He is very low maintenance, easy to have around and just loves to be with humans, laying at their feet or on his bed nearby. He's good with adults and children, isn't the least bit pushy and is looking for some to take him home who will love him and enjoy his peaceful company.

Samson is neutered and up-to-date on vaccines, so he's ready to go!

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Maddox is the cutest Labbie boy we've seen in a while. He's a stunning chocolate color, verging on red, with beautiful and soulful brown eyes. He's the perfect size for a young family, weighing in at only 48 pounds. This boy is about 8 years young with lots of fun and joy in him. He's super happy-go-lucky and every as bit goofy as Labs often are. His zest for life is infectious.

Maddox loves to run and play. He is affectionately generous with his kisses and gives you the famous Lab lean. He likes dogs and has done very nicely with his foster family's Lab. He's perfectly happy with being crated. He is quiet and has been a joy to foster. He'd love playing with children or hanging out with active adults who will play with him. We have not cat tested him, but we suspect cats would probably not work out.

Maddox would do best with a family who is not gone long hours every day and has a home with room for this boy to run. He is an active guy, but settles nicely at your feet once the fun is over. He knows some basic obedience, but his manners need a little more polish. We think he'll learn better manners in very short order.

We suspect he's housetrained, but he hasn't been given full freedom indoors yet, so we don't know for sure. He'll need to be supervised in the beginning to make certain he's good in that regard. He should be an indoor doggie so he can be be close to his human pack. He is a healthy and vivacious 8 year old, and has a strong need to be indoors with his people.

Maddox is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on his vaccines.

If YOU are interested in this sweet guy, please contact us at!

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Tycho (pronounced TEE-coe) is named for the historically-famous astronomer Tycho Brahe, because there's no doubt this Tycho a star of the first magnitude. We rescued him after getting a call from the shelter. Shelters don't do this normally unless the dog captures their hearts, and that's surely the case here.

A beautiful 1-1/2+ year old yellow boy, he's a nicely lean 60 pounds. He adores human attention and will gladly submit to hugs and belly rubs. He loves to play with other dogs, but he's so enthusiastic that he might overwhelm a little guy who's unwilling to correct him. Here's a link to a video of him wrestling with his one-year-old foster brother, Mazwell. We haven't tested him with cats.

As alluded to above, he's wonderful with humans. He might be a bit much for tots, but we don't know for sure, not having tot-tested him. He has little training, but is house-trained and knows to sit for treats. He tends to pull at times on lead, but is learning better manners with the aid of a correcting collar.

He's up to date on vaccines and neutered, so he's ready for his forever family.

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Maxwell, a one-year-old pup, came to us from the Perry County Animal Shelter in Cannelton, Indiana! Johnna, who styles herself the Labrador Fairy Godmother (find her FB page by searching on that moniker), was Max's angel and gave generously of her time and frequent flyer miles to fly to Indiana and fetch him. It was quite an odyssey; you can read all about on our FB page as well as Johnna's. We call him Max on FB.

For some reason (probably stress), he lost weight at the shelter and was down to a very skinny 50 pounds when he arrived in California. We've been feeding him double rations, so his ribs are no longer visible and he's at his perfect weight.

Being a pup, he's very active but better behaved than average. However, please don't take that to mean he's entirely free of puppy hooliganism.

He's more attracted to people than dogs, though he certainly loves the latter. The interaction between him and Tycho, who's only 7 months older, is something to behold, as they play incessantly. Here's a link to a video of the two of them wrestling.

The shelter cat-tested him and reports he was non-reactive, so he MAY be good for a family with a cat.

As to training, he knows "sit" and is house-trained, but that's about it. He should be a snap to train, because he's very treat-motivated and very much wants to please.

He loves to be hugged and petted, but sometimes will jump on the human paying attention to him, so he may not mix well with tots (he may knock them over in his enthusiasm).

Max is neutered and up to date on vaccines, so he's ready to go.

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Patrick is a cute black Lab. His coat is thick and glistening.  He is about as cute as Labs come.  He’s very happy and very lovable.  He’s about 8-10 months old and is just a little under weight for a lad his size, weighing in at only 50 pounds.  We’ll provide him 2 square meals a day and put some meat on those ribs of his. He definitely has some growing to do and we suspect he’ll be average size for a male Lab. He’ll grow to be tall and should stay lean with an appropriate amount of exercise.

Patrick is a very nice boy!  He knows sit and down. He waits patiently for his ball to be picked up and thrown.  This boy loves to retrieve. He will drop his ball on command and wait respectfully for another throw. He is not shy of loud noises and passed the SAFER temperament test with flying colors.  He has a nice confidence level and is a pure joy.  He seemed non reactive to barking dogs as we walked through the shelter.  He is more interested with people and wants to play.

Patrick is a respectful guy, however he could playfully knock down small children so we’d need to be sure mom and dad keep a watchful eye out if children are in the home.  We do think he would love children.  He needs an active family who will run, walk and play with him; after all he is still just a pup.  Continued obedience training is a must for adoption. This guy is going to be a great family Lab.

Patrick is neutered, up to date on his vaccines and is micro-chipped.

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What the heck is Fetching Companions, a Lab rescue, doing with a tiny terrier mix? I don’t know-- he's such a cute little guy that I guess we just lost our collective heads

Wringing wet, Scruffy weighs in at a little over 11 pounds and is about 3 years old. He's neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccines. He's had an application of Vectra, so he's free of fleas. We've had him examined by our vet, who pronounced him healthy.

He was a stray, taken in by a young woman in Paramount. She couldn't keep him, so she called several rescues, none of whom returned her call, except for us. When we saw the photos, we couldn't resist.

He's a sweet little fella, a real cuddler who craves human attention. He's a bit barky with dogs he doesn't know, but this doesn't appear to be much more than a minor noise problem.

He loves to play with his Maltipoo foster pal, as you can see in this video.

He's housetrained and, being a smart little guy, quickly learned "sit." He's a demon tennis ball fetcher, which is a real hoot to watch, as a tennis ball is so darned large relative to his size. His favorite stuffed dog toys are the ones bigger than he is.

Think about it. Give this little guy a loving home! Do it and you’ll get a boatload of love in return.

Please contact us at or 888-412-3382 if you’re interested.

Come on--you know you're interested. Bring some cuteness into your life. Besides, your Lab needs a diminutive sidekick.

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My name is Marty, and I'm a 4-5 year old, male, yellow lab.  I'm a big guy, tipping the scales at 105 pounds!  I've been told that I look like the famous "Old Yeller," but frankly, I don't think he holds a candle to me.

 I am so thankful for Fetching Companions because they literally saved my life!  I am a proud dog and I don't like to talk much about my past, but I should tell you that I do have some baggage.  I used to think that all people were mean and scary, and when they made me feel uncomfortable, I would warn them off.   

My dad and I were found wandering the streets, so we were taken to the shelter, and that's where Fetching Companions found me.   I've been living with my trainer, Kimberlee Esler of The Trained Canine, since I left the shelter.  She has shown me that people aren't bad, and I have learned that warning them off isn't necessary.  I have also learned some manners along with a few tricks, and this really fun game called "Fetch!"  I am much more relaxed these days and I've learned that life is good.

My trainer, Kimberlee tells me that she absolutely adores me, so she wants me to be adopted by someone living near her in Ventura County.  She thinks I should be an only dog and shouldn’t be with cats, since I don’t like them. Because I’m still a little unsure of myself, I’m uncomfortable with young children. Kim says that my new person should be an experienced dog owner, and that they will need to do follow up training with her in order to help me continue to be a perfect gentleman.

Baby Bella
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Bella is a cutie pie female Lab puppy.  She has the most beautiful brown eyes that express her cute personality.  She is just a baby at 7 months old and weighs in at 42.8 pounds.  This girl is super sweet and kissy.  Bella is all puppy—she runs, plays and jumps!  Yikes-this little cutie needs puppy training and socialization.  She is a shy little girl with strangers, so her training needs to include confidence building.  She does warm up to strangers eventually, with wiggles and kisses.

Bella is brand new to Fetching Companions Retriever Rescue.  She knows “sit” and is doing quite well with “come.”  She takes treats very gently and is crate trained.  We’ll know more about her house manners in short order.

Bella is spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations.  She will be available soon for adoption.  Bella will need a puppy approved home which means she cannot be left alone for long hours.  Her training is also a must for adoption.

Please stay tuned for updates from her foster mom.

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Gene is a beautifully bench bred English Yellow Lab.  He’s totally a hunk!!  Gene is a super -sized puppy at 11 months old, weighing in at 88.2 pounds.  He’s lost almost 10 pounds in the short time that we’ve had him at our rescue.

Gene was brought in to the shelter by his people.  Their reasoning is a head scratcher-- “he’s a puppy with no manners.”   He was taught by his people that these ill-mannered behaviors were cute and okay.  Funny how it wasn’t so cute when he grew to his current size.  He would have benefited greatly from puppy training when he was just a babe.  

We’ve enrolled Gene at The Barkley Training Academy with well known behaviorist Vendy Fris.  He is doing beautifully!  He’s very smart and has a huge heart.  He loves to give sweet kisses and is just a love bug!  Gene enjoys playing with other dogs his own size.  He does like small dogs; however his size could be too much for a little doggie.  He also loves children, but again not too small as he could playfully knock a little one down.  Gene has captured our hearts and he’s sure to capture yours as well.

If you can provide Gene with patience, lots of love and attention then please do complete an online adoption application. He needs a puppy approved home which means he cannot be left for long periods of time.  Puppies need their people around the home.

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Jett is an absolutely wonderful 8 year old boy. He's in great health (especially after a bit of surgery) and loves to entertain his humans with silly antics.

He had a spinal condition called cauda equina. For those familiar with orthopedic terms, it's caused by the disc at L7/S1 pinching the spinal nerve bundle. It wasn't causing Jett a great deal of difficulty, other than some back pain and some minor muscular atrophy, but there was very bad news down the road. He would have felt more and more pain as time went on and would have gradually lost control of his rear legs and his bowels.

But no matter, generous donors underwrote the cost of surgery to permanently fix the problem, so he's as good as new and will now have many happy, confortable years. He'll need no special care and can be allowed to run and jump just like any other dog.

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Rehn is a beautiful bench-bred English male Lab.  He is about 5-6 years old and has a beautiful thick jet black coat.  He is a cuddly teddy bear “cute,” with beautiful copper eyes.  He’s trimmed up since he’s been with FCRR and weighs in at about 80 pounds.  He has a love for life and his ball!  This boy loves to play fetch.  Rehn is house trained and behaves nicely in the house.  He walks great on a leash. 

This sweet and wiggly boy loves all people, big and small. 

He is at The Trained Canine polishing up on his manners. He’s a kid at heart and just wants to play.  His trainer, Kim said she is in “love.”  Kim says he is “goofy, wiggly and a whole lot of fun.”  Everyone who meets him thinks he is adorable.

This poor boy was turned in to the shelter by his people because he dug when they would leave him in the backyard for an extended amount of time.  We’re sure Rehn’s digging was out of boredom.  He is very smart and needs a home where he will be a true family member.  He would do best as your only canine companion. He likes to chase cats so no kitties please. Rehn loves people most of all!  We would like to see him with a family equipped with children as he just loves to play and play.

Rehn is ready for his forever home.  He is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on his vaccines. 
English Labs go quickly.  Please complete an online adoption application at to meet this wonderful boy.

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Meet Reese! He came to us as a senior hospice dog from a local shelter. Sad and emaciated, they were sure he must have been ill.

Reese was not at all sick, just very malnourished. You barely even notice he he has a bit of arthritis now. My awesome vet, Dr. Creighton, has made us promise we will keep his weight around 60 lbs to keep him spry, though like most labs he loves to eat. Reese is super handsome, calm and loves to bake in the sun! Reese lives with dogs of all flavors and personalities and gets on great with everyone. He has a very nice, mellow energy about him. Lots of life and love in this 10 yo chocolate boy.

As an added bonus, Reese gets 2 paws up from Little Pumpkin for going to a family with kitties. My cats love Reese and enjoy chillin' with him.

Reese would do fine in a condo or smaller home, with some outdoor access. He is very quiet for and will not offend the neighbors!

Please contact Leslie, his foster mom 818-738-6751 or, if you would like to meet Reese. Home check and adoption fee apply.

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What a handsome lad Strider is! He's got a glossy black coat, a beautiful physique, and weighs in at a perfect 68 pounds.

He's a little unusual, being one of the best behaved two-year-olds we've had. That's not to say he isn't a brat, it's just that he's bettter than most.

Strider loves people and other dogs. One of his favorite activities is to play chase games with his foster brother, Seamus. Watch for an upcoming video for some wild running. When you see it, you'll note that he likes to be the chasee rather than the chaser, and Seamus is happy to oblige.

Cats? Well, he likes to chase them but probaly wouldn't hurt them. If you've got a feline, he can without doubt be trained to get along, but it would require time, patience and persistence.

Toys? Boy, does he love them. He's never met a squeaky toy he didn't like. He'll run around the yard squeaking them like crazy, though he'll eventually disembowel them, leaving tufts of white stuffing and castoff squeakers all over the lawn.

Health? This boy is in prime health; his vet exam disclosed absolutely no problems.

He sits nicely for meals and takes treats gently, but he needs further obedience training. He's reasonably good on-lead with a correcting collar, but his leash manners still need refinement.

If you're in the market for a young'n who's not a super-brat, Strider may be for you.

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Meet Gisele! Gisele is a beautiful purebred Weimaraner senior. She was rescued at the last moment from a high kill Los Angeles area shelter. She had been turned in with no reason given, although we suspect it was because her former family did not have the money to treat her multiple lumps and bumps. Weimaraners tend to get a little lumpy when they age, some more than others, and Gisele did have quite a few of them. We were worried that she might have something serious, but of course we took her anyway, and hoped for the best. Our prayers were answered when we discovered, after having the most suspect lumps removed, that none of them were malignant or dangerous in any way! She does still have some lumps that have been tested and found to be harmless, but they don’t affect her overall health in any way whatsoever.

Gisele is a very loving dog, and like most Weims she LOVES her people! She is being fostered with 2 other dogs, and gets along very well with them and other dogs at the dog park and play dates. She LOVES balls and will carry a tennis ball around with her. She can find a tennis ball in a yard, even if it is buried in the bushes, she can sniff them out.

Gisele is going to make someone a wonderful pet! She is spayed and microchipped, up to date on vaccines, now all she needs is a forever home to call her own. If you are interested in meeting Gisele, please send an email to

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Seamus (pronounced SHAY-muss) is a cute stray from the Long Beach shelter. He's a very playful guy, aged about 3 years. At the same time, he's submissive and shy; he's unsure of his position in his foster home, but gains confidence with each day that passes.

He's got something in addition to Lab in his lineage, so his ears are a bit short and his head shape just a touch different, but has a nice Labbie temperament.

He's probably 15 pounds overweight, so he's on a diet, but he seems very fit and healthy, with no sign of orthopedic problems. We guess that he was subjected to corporal punishment, as he's a bit hand-shy, but we think his psychology is robust enough that this will fade as he grows more comfortable.

He's fine but shy with humans and plays comfortably with our girl Penny

He can be a pretty silly boy, as you'll see in this video. . He REALLY loves tummy-rubs, by the way.

If you're interested in this cuddlesome guy, please drop us a line at

Fetching Companions, Incorporated
PO Box 3550
Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274-9505
Voicemail/FAX line: 888-4-1-2-FETCH (888-412-3382)

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