8 Ultra-Adoptable Chocolate Labs At Shelters Nationwide

by The Z Living Editors
In anticipation of Z Living's upcoming original show Finding Fido, where underwater dog photographer Seth Casteel matches people with the perfect rescue dog, we're finding the cutest dogs from shelters across America who are looking for a forever home and sharing them with you. Keep checking in for more adoptable dogs, and learn more about Finding Fido here.

This holiday season, we're obsessed with chocolate labs. And no, not the ones in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, we're talking about labrador dogs! Labradors are Americas favorite breed according to the American Kennel Club, and it’s easy to understand why. Labs are known for their charismatic personalities, love of exercise and exploration, and sharp minds. These dogs are strong, fast, and love to swim.

The chocolate and black Labradors below are all awaiting adoption around the US, and they caught our attention. Think you may be a match for one of these dogs? Contact the shelter directly. Then, tag your new pet with the hashtag #FindingFido to let us know who you saved. 
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Even if you don't adopt a dog yourself this year, give back to animal shelters by joining our #FindingFido campaign: Through mid-January, we're giving away $5000 to animal shelters around the US. For every #FindingFido hashtag used we'll donate $1 to a Greater Good partner organization. Tag a photo of your dog with the hashtag, plus add the social handle of a shelter you admire to nominate them to win!

Learn more here.

chocolate labsUP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Lady (f.) from Bark n' Bitches in Los Angeles

"Lady is a delicious 48 pound, two year old gal that was removed from a home that was irresponsible. Lady was living around other dogs, cats, and children. She is very well-adjusted, and will do great in any home."

Learn more about where to adopt Lady


UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Athena, DOGGESS OF WISDOM (f.) from J.J. Woofin' Paws Rescue Agency in Woodland Hills, CA

"This beautiful 6 year old lab sharpei mix ATHENA belonged to our dear friend who lost her long battle with cancer. Athena is a smaller sized lab mix, around 50 lbs.”

Learn more about where to adopt Athena, Doggess of Wisdom


UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Jocelyn (f.) from Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Inc. in New York City

"Jocelyn (AKA Chloe) is a 4 month old lab mix female. We saw her plea for rescue and knew we had to help her. This adorable little girl is good with all people, other dogs, and is up to date on shots. Jocelyn is sight impaired. She has been living in foster with 3 other dogs. If other dogs are in the home, we would ask that they be gentle and kind due to her sight impairment."

Learn more about where to adopt Jocelyn  


UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Joe (m.) from Bideawee in New York City

“Joe is a cheerful 1 year old Labrador Retriever mix. He weighs 57 pounds and is full grown. This cutie is social and absolutely affectionate. Watch My Videos

Learn more about where to adopt Joe

UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Antonia (f.) from Wilson Animal Rescue in Chicago, IL

"I am looking for my forever home, one where I can finally belong for good. I am about 1 years old, good with kids and other dogs.”

Learn more about where to adopt Antonia


chocolate-labsUP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Baby (f.) from WILSON ANIMAL RESCUE - Chicago Transport Chapter in Chicago, IL

"Her name suits her perfectly, because for the last four years she has been someone's baby, his everything and him hers. They did everything together, played in the yard, ran errands. A few months ago, Baby's dad passed away. Everything she loved and knew is gone and we are here to make things better for her in his honor. She is currently safe with family members, but they know what baby really needs is the attention her dad used to give her.”

Learn more about where to adopt Baby

UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Jonny (m.) from SPCA of Texas - Dallas Location - Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, TX

"Here's Jonny! I'm a 6-year-old Whippet mix looking for my forever family. I am 41-pounds and have soft black fur with sprinkles of gray, making me look very distinguished!"

Learn more about where to adopt Jonny

UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Foxie Roxie (f.) from Forgotten Souls Bully Project in Dallas, TX

"I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with cats.”

Learn more about where to adopt Roxie

UP FOR ADOPTION: Meet Miles (f.) from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Washington, DC

"Hi everyone my name is Miles. I am a fun loving lab mix puppy that cannot wait to find my forever home. I am approximately 6 months old and weight about 20 lbs. [I’m a] young wiggly pup who will need LOTS exercise, frequent potty breaks, and socialization.”

Learn more about where to adopt Miles

Tell us YOUR heartwarming dog adoption story! We're starting a new series called How I Found My Fido and would love to hear from you. Click here to submit your story.

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