Happy Tails

Happy Tail: Jojo (Formerly Willow)

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Our Happy tails are just the best. Here's Jojo's (formerly Willow):

"Oh Jojo, where do I begin with this fur child of mine! You can always find Jojo with a ball in her mouth ready to play fetch! She loves when she gets to hangout with other dogs, especially when she takes their toys! She is the queen bee and makes sure to let everyone know it. Jojo brings so much joy and laughter to everyone she meets, and I am very lucky to call her mine! "

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Happy Tail: Ellie (Formerly Janie)

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Here's another gorgeous Happy Tail for Ellie (formerly Janie)

"We were filled with excitement when we found out that we were approved to adopt a beautiful yellow Labrador back in April. Ellie, or formerly known as Janie, has brought so much love and excitement into our home. Our sweet Ellie girl is a rambunctious young lab, who is filled with personality and loves to be the center of attention. She gets along great with our 10-year-old boxer, Guiness, and has brought some youth back into him. She is a pure family dog who just wants to be next to you at all times. Our spunky girl keeps definitely keeps us on our toes. A few of Ellie’s favorite are going on walks, playing hide and  seek in the house, playing fetch, chewing on indestructible chew toys, eating her dad’s sandals when he forgets to put them away, belly rubs, sweet morning cuddles, sleeping under the bed, turning on the bathtub water when thirsty, and barking at all dogs that she sees on the TV. Ellie is notorious for getting her toys stuck in tight spots and letting us know when she needs our help retrieving it. Ellie quickly integrated into our household making it her new safe spot. Our home would not be the same without our little girl in it. We couldn’t be more thankful for the Lab Rescue for our newest and sweetest addition to our family."

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Happy Tail: Annabelle

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We really do enjoy receiving all these perfect Happy Tails.

Here's Annabelle's:

"We rescued Annabelle in May of 2017. She was a crazy girl full of energy and a little unsure of her surroundings. But with lots of love and some training she has become the best addition to our family. She is such a (goober) and has added so many funny moments every day. So grateful to have found her through Las Vegas Lab Rescue!"

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Happy Tail: Buddy

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We're getting incredible Happy Tails, and here's Buddy's:

"We adopted Buddy in February 2018 and moved to Pahrump this year. Buddy likes his big back yard but his favorite part of the day is going to the dog park, where he goes every day (except Tuesday because he's scared of the trash truck). Here are some pictures of Buddy playing with his best friends Oscar and Jasper. Merry Christmas to Las Vegas Lab Rescue and thank you for Buddy. "

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Happy Tail: Maggie

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What a sweet, heart-warming happy tail for Maggie.

"Maggie found me when I needed her the most. In the middle of a divorce, a new job, my daughter in daycare for the first time, things were hard. I ran into two gentlemen at a dog washing store. They had two beautiful labs with them. I told them how much I loved labs and wanted an older female to be a companion for my little dog. They looked at each other and said “Maggie!” They told me her story, her owners divorced, her owner that took her was not allowed to have dogs and had to surrender her. I had two pit bulls that I had to leave with my ex-husband because nobody would allow them. Maggie had a dog brother that she was separated from and they told me she cried driving away. My daughter had step siblings that she was being separated from and I thought of our drive away. I said “I will take her.” I went the next day to meet Maggie and fill out the application, but she wasn’t there. She was at the vet, I filled out the application and waited impatiently for news. Luckily we were selected and Maggie came home to us that Easter Sunday. She was 6.5 years young and instantly jumped in the bounce house. Maggie filled the holes in our hearts with her love. She was my best friend, she was meant to be my dog. As the years moved on, she slowed down, but always met me at the door, walked me to the door before work, and she continued to fill my heart with love. Maggie was there when we found our new person, she started new schools with my daughter, and saw us get back on our feet. Maggie stayed with us until she knew we were going to be okay. In August of this year Maggie crossed the Rainbow bridge and took a huge part of my heart with her. She gave me the best 7 1/2 years of my life. I am forever grateful to your organization, those two amazing guys that knew we needed each other and the chance to have loved the best dog in the world. My heart will always ache for her, but she was worth it all. Thank you for giving us both a second chance. We miss you Maggie. "

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Happy Tail: Nala

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What a lovely Happy Tail on Nala, who was rescued from China.


We adopted Nala and LOVE her SO much! She came with Simba from China and has been adjusting so well! She is a cuddle bug and everyone’s shadow. I think she is so happy to have a family and we are grateful that is us!
Thank you for all you do!
V Family"

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Happy Tail: Moose (Formerly Moose 2)

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Here's another wonderful Happy Tail, this one for Moose (2).

"Hello! I am just sending an update on Moose. He is a happy healthy little terror:) doing really well!! He is crazy, goofy, and so hilarious! We have a 6yr old female Great Dane (Colbie), a 5yr old male Yellow lab (Newt), and Moose fits in perfectly with our little family. Thank you so much for helping us find the perfect fit! We can’t imagine life without home anymore.
Have a great day!

Dani and Bobby"

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Happy Tail: Kona (Formerly Toby) & Keira

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What's better than a Happy Tail? A double Happy Tail! Here's a great update from a multiple adopter of LVLR:

'Kona (fka Toby) is coming up on his 6th adoptaversary with our family. He still loves walks, food, barking at dogs and humans anywhere in the vicinity of our house, naps on the couch, and did I mention food? He is now 7, so he naps more and loves to snuggle up alongside his family on the couch to watch movies, football, or hockey.

Kiera has been with us for 2 1/2 years and came to us as an active senior dog. She loves being the boss of Kona, walks, food, snuggling on the couch, and going for rides in the car. She is estimated to be 9 -10 years old now, but has as much energy as a puppy most of the time. No toy is safe when Kiera decides to “play.” Kiera is not as fond of hockey and football and has her own noise reducing headphones to wear when the Buckeyes, Packers, or Golden Knights are on and her family gets excited. (Pic) Kiera is more comfortable around other people and dogs, so she went trick-or-treating this year with her human brother (pic.)

Kona and Kiera have brought more unconditional love into our home than we ever imagined was possible. Thank you for bringing us together, LVLR."

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Happy Tail: Kylie

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Keep them coming! We love receiving Happy Tails on our former fosters. Here's Kylie's:

"We adopted Kylie from you at age 10. We has lost our lab when we found Kylie at the rescue and haven't regretted one moment. She has slowed down but she is such lover. Best choice ever. In July this sweet baby will turn 16. We are blessed to have her. She is the sweetest and kindest dog. She has brought so much joy to our home."

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Happy Tail: Dude (Formerly Dudley)

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We're having an amazing week of Happy Tails!

"This is Dude, formerly known as Dudley. We adopted him at the end of May this year. He loves swimming and running around our 2 acres, always while carrying a toy or ball in his mouth. He’s been great with our older dog Autumn and they are already best friends. He is such a lover and we couldn’t have asked for a better dog. Thank you for letting us adopt him and making him a part of our family."

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Happy Tail: Finn (Formerly Mack, of the Magnificent 7)

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We couldn't be happier to see this Happy Tail from one of the Magnificent 7 puppies of 2017:

"It's been 2 1/2 years since Finn came home with us. It was several months after our previous lab had passed away and
the timing was perfect. He was a typical lab puppy; so cute and yet so stubborn and had what we called RAV's - Random acts of violence.
He has since grown out of chewing on socks, refusing to walk on a leash (that was short lived) and stealing tissues and underwear.
He is such a goofball and fits in perfectly with our family. He now loves to go on runs, hiking, lots of naps on a pillow, loves to get all of
his toys out of his toy box and has finally learned to get his picture taken without barking at the camera. His big soft ears are just the best!

Thank you for our precious pup!

Brian, DJ, Hannah, Sarah and Kelsey"

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Happy Tail: Lily

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This is a wonderful Happy Tail for one of our senior alumni.

"We have had our Lily just short of 2 years. We knew taking her would be a challenge as she was dog apprehensive and we had another rescue, for about 9 weeks prior. Determined to free up her foster, Tim, to take in others, and give her a forever home, we researched solutions and talked with Dave. He came to our home to see Mia, and determined we were a good fit. We were. It took several months to be able to leave our girls alone, but we did it. They sleep together. Lily goes everywhere with us, hiking, to Nelson, on vacation, restaurants, stores, she runs and slams her body against the garage door if she sees us getting ready to go anywhere. She sleeps with us. She watches TV with us. She helps me cook in the kitchen, volunteering for clean up duty should I drop anything. Can’t imagine life without her, and truly feel sorry for whoever gave her up. She is one of the best blessings we have ever had. Thanks Cynthia for pulling this one. We are complete."

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Happy Tail: Dodger (Formerly Malone)

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Here's another fantastic Happy Tail from an LVLR adopter:

We adopted Dodger formally Malone. In the beginning of 2013, he is doing great, he loves his little sister Jasmine. It’s funny he has his choice of 3 beds and always chooses the smallest one. He was such a great addition to our family!

Thank You!

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Happy Tail: Raider (Formerly Conner)

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We love getting these updates on our adopted Labs!

We adopted a four month old boy back in April. He was one of three lab mix puppies rescued from Utah. He has since been named Raider. Most of our family are huge Raider fans and my husband has been working on the Raider stadium for the past couple years, so it just fit.

We knew Raider was a mix when we adopted him, but curiosity got the best of us so we did one of those home DNA tests. To our surprise our black Lab is actually a Rottweiler in disguise, lol. He is 2% Labrador. We love him just the same. 💚

Raider is extremely smart. He knows all the normal commands, but beyond that he uses his wit to get away with naughty stuff too. He can snatch food off your plate in a way that leaves no mess or evidence. He knows how to step on the foot lever of the trash can to get it open. He hides stolen items under couches or other low places that people can’t easily get to. He amazes me sometimes with his sneakiness.

He is very good with both our kids and he would protect our 4 year old daughter with his life. He is her big lap dog baby. He loves chasing bunnies in our back yard, even though he is yet to catch one. He is probably the fastest dog I’ve ever seen too. His best friend/enemy is the neighbors cat. Sometimes they snuggle and sometimes they try to eat each other. The cat had the upper hand for about the first three months (see video).

Raider is a happy boy. He has an acre to runaround and play, but still loves snuggling on the couch just as much. We are so happy to have him as part of our family.

Raider’s Mommy"

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Happy Tail: Sierra (Formerly Remme)

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We love receiving updates on our former rescues. This is an amazing Happy Tail for Sierra (formerly Remme) !

"We adopted this beautiful girl almost two years ago and made her part of our family. She is incredibly sweet, playful and great with the kids. I have never seen a dog more obsessed with her ball and is always ready to play fetch. She has tons of energy and has gone with us to the beach in L.A., visiting family in Phoenix, hiking in Red Rock and playing in the snow in Utah. If you're busy and can't play ball with her (or her second favorite thing: rub her belly) she will just curl up next to you. Total velcro dog, follows you everywhere around the house and we love it. She's doing great and we look forward to many more years with her.
Andrew G."

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Happy Tail: Mia (Formerly Mia 2)

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We just love getting updates on our former rescue. What a great Happy Tail!

We adopted Mia [formally known as Mia 2] a year ago on April 24th! Just wanted to share some pictures and let you know she is doing wonderful! She loves our other lab and is a happy girl. Thank you guys for your hard work and for the opportunity to give her the love she deserves!!

Cara J."

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Happy Tail: Sina (Formerly Alaska)

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We love receiving these sweet, lovely updates on past, adopted Labs!

"Hi there. It's Sina aka Alaska. I adopted her on 12/30 and she's been the best, most luvable girl. Just wanted to share this pic. It's the look on her face when I tell her we are going for a ride. this was her at my office. Thank you for my sweet gal."

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Happy Tail: Buddy

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We have another wonderful Happy Tail for Buddy. We love seeing these updates!

"We've had Buddy almost a year now and I felt an update was due. Buddy has learned to get along with his cat friend Max, found the joy in running through big puddles of water, and torn up an outdoor hassock (that's the little white pellets from the hassock). Best of all we bought a house with an acre of fenced land and Buddy enjoys being able to run from the front to the back. Buddy also enjoys going to the open land and looking for jackrabbits and just running and running.

We were blessed to be able to adopt Buddy, especially since our other lab died a month before, and enjoy each day with him. He is quite the character, always energetic (sometimes mischievous) and he makes us happy every day.

Thank you for giving us Buddy!

James and Mary"

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Happy Tail: Molly (formerly Kate)

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We received a happy a lovely Happy Tail for Molly (formerly Kate).

"Please see below for a photo of Molly (Kate) with her big brother and BFF Doc. (Doc was a rescue from the Mojave Animal shelter)They love playing together and Molly is growing so fast! She is doggy door trained and understands the sit command. Her favorite thing is to snuggle up on the coach next to her Dad. We love both of our rescue dogs so much and they bring such light into our lives!"

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Happy Tail: Addison (Formerly Shaye)

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What a wonderful Holiday Happy Tail we received from Addison's family!

It has been about a year since we adopted Addison, and I thought I would drop you a line to tell you how the year has gone.

Both Scott and I love her dearly, that goes without saying. Teddy continues to love his best friend/sister. They enjoy a vigorous morning play time after breakfast, followed by morning nap. Oddly they take afternoon nap together but morning nap they take separately. Weekends find them on hikes or long walks. Addison gets grumpy mid-week if she doesn’t get her scheduled neighborhood walks. She expresses her displeasure by getting one of her collars and showing us.

Shortly after we welcomed Addison, she completed a walking and obedience class with some mastiff pups in our neighborhood. In the past year, she has had no issue with any dog she has encountered and is quite the social butterfly.

Her weight and health have been good. I was paranoid that she had swallowed too much toy stuffing, but an X-ray showed her perfect and stuffing free. She enjoys her tubby baths. She does not care for swimming. She will hang out on the first step of our pool but feels that is far enough. On a river walk, she showed us she can swim and that she does not like it by avoiding any depth greater than her elbow. Teddy- a natural born swimmer- doesn’t mind this as it is his way to shine. Most frequently laying on a lounge chair and watching her brother swim, Addison is quite a picture.

When we first got her, she jumped over the fence to the neighbor’s and we were on watch to make sure that she did not run/jump a way. As it is such a serious thing, we were constantly evaluating situations and guarding against this fact. About 3 months after we got Addison, I was returning home and she leapt out of the car at the same time her brother did and her lead was not secured. She happily ran to the front door. Not taking that event as common, it took several other occasions to know that she is not only not a runner/jumper but the first one back to the door. Clearly, we still take precautions to protect Ted and Addison but there is an emotional comfort to know that other than the first week, she is not trying to flee us.

Addison has been to Utah several times, celebrated Christmas, Easter, Halloween, & Thanksgiving, given endless kisses to her brother, decided dropping her nylabone is the best way to wake up sleeping parents, made friends, seen rabbits, deer & coyotes and enjoyed many massages. Very much like a girl, her favorite show is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Each time last winter it would come on, she would jump on to the couch and snuggle with me, so she could still see the television. She does not like the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

We did have her DNA tested and she is more Bloodhound than anything, followed by Lab, Golden Retriever, more hound and Akita. Akita ends the curly tail dispute. The Bloodhound explains some of the noises she makes! To encourage her puppy mind, we continue to do scent training (for the Bloodhound) and fun challenges (for the rest.)

Thank you again for the service you provide.

Astraia & Scott"

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Happy Tail: Brody (formerly Buddy)

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We received this heartwarming Happy Tail for Brody (formerly Buddy) from an LVLR volunteer!

"We adopted Brody Kane (f/k/a Buddy) on 06/02/2018. You may be asking, “who is Buddy? I never saw him posted as an “available lab.” If you are a volunteer with Las Vegas Labrador Rescue (LVLR), you may have an opportunity to meet a lab before s/he is even released for adoption. And we got lucky when we were able to help transport Brody from a shelter in UT to LVLR, and quickly learned on the car ride Brody was special. After being released from Vet care, we scheduled a meet & greet with Brody's foster family, and we fell in love. And you all should be very disappointed you did not have an opportunity to adopt Brody Kane. Let me tell you why...

We adopted Flynn (f/k/a Icing) on 07/03/2014 through LVLR. Shortly thereafter, Mommy became an “official” volunteer with LVLR. Flynn was everything we could ask for in a dog - he was cuddly, lovey, protective, and an amazing companion. However, Flynn is “Mommy’s dog.” Flynn follows Mommy around, spends the day working with her, and is rarely more than an outstretched arm away from Mommy. Flynn sleeps next to Mommy’s side of the bed every night, and she likes it like that.

But...we have two (2) young boys who wanted “their own dog.” We were hoping for a second dog that would prefer to hang out with our boys, take turns sleeping in our boys’ rooms, and be the “boys’ dog” in all respects. Despite the naysayers (they know who they are), during our “meet and greet” with Brody Kane, he followed the boys around and wanted to hang out with them, although he was very friendly with Mom and Dad. Brody Kane and Flynn played together and did remarkably well.

So...we did the only reasonable thing we could do– we adopted Brody Kane. Our boys named Brody Kane - Our oldest son selected the first name - Brody, which is Irish and means “From the muddy place.” Our youngest son selected Kane after Harry Kane, striker for Tottenham Hotspur and captain of the England national team (what can we say...we love football/soccer).

Brody Kane fits with our family perfectly, better than anyone could have predicted. Brody Kane alternates sleeping in each boys’ room every single night (at bedtime, he looks at Mom, inquiring as to which room he’s sleeping in, goes into his bedroom and plops down on his memory foam dog bed). Brody Kane follows both boys around, and he only hangs out with Mom and/or Dad when the boys are at school. Brody Kane loves to ride in the car with Mom to take the boys to school, although he cries when the boys get out of the car - it is so sweet. To say that the boys got “their dog” is an understatement. I can’t say who loves whom more - the boys or Brody Kane. And, Daddy got a dog out of the adoption, too. While Brody Kane loves the boys “the most,” Daddy is a close second and he could not be happier.

Brody Kane has also had a wonderful impact on our Flynn. Flynn is a bit of a nervous fellow but the very mellow Brody Kane has helped Flynn be brave and less nervous. Flynn, who hates car rides, has even voluntarily taken a ride in the car to take the boys to school (pre-Brody Kane, this would never have happened). Before Brody Kane, when Mommy traveled for the occasional work trip, Flynn would isolate himself from the rest of the family and wait for Mommy’s return. Now, Flynn hangs out with the family, although Daddy said it is apparent that he is listening for Mommy to arrive home. Brody Kane and Flynn are best friends - they play together and they will even eat off the same platter together (while being carefully supervised). Flynn happily shares his toys and treats from his monthly Bullymake box with Brody Kane.

When we adopted Flynn, we thought we had the best dog in the world. After adopting Brody Kane, we realized that we have the two (2) best dogs in the world. We love our Flynn (who we call “Puppy”) and Brody Kane (who we call “Baby Puppy”). Thank you Las Vegas Lab Rescue for completing our family, again."

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Happy Tail: Cami (Formerly Molly)

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We received a fantastic Happy Tail for Cami. Happy Gothcha Day!

"This Las Vegas Lab Rescue alumni has grown into such an amazing, beautiful girl . She has a personality like no other and fits perfectly into our family. She’s still holds on to her goofy, puppy personality but can be the biggest cuddler of all her sisters in the family. She plays nonstop all day and then sleeps all night while taking our entire bed to herself. Cami is obsessed with socks and hold the record of stuffing 9 socks in her mouth all at once ! She never eats them , just likes to steal as many as possible and then she waits with a tail wagging as fast as it can possibly go to see which one of us finds her first. This has become a little game of hers every morning while getting ready for work. She has become dad’s little hunting side kick and continues to train to become a one of a kind duck dog.
We are so excited to announce that our Cami Sue is also a hero, a life saver! She did her first donation with the Las Vegas Animal Blood Bank this past week. She was a trooper for her first time and especially loved all the snacks that she received afterwards .
We couldn’t imagine our family without Cami and are so excited to be celebrating her one year anniversary with us!"

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Happy Tail: Aspen (formerly Giselle)

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Happy Gotcha Day to Aspen Giselle, the mother of our Magnificent 7 litter of 2017. We love reading her beautiful update.

"Words can express the gratitude we have for the Las Vegas Labrador Rescue and all the wonderful volunteers especially to Victoria and John. Today is the 1 year anniversary for being blessed with Aspen Giselle aka Stretch (she is our first fur-baby that stretches every time she gets up). She is such a loving girl, snuggles between my husband and I nightly and gives soft gently kisses and a gentle paw swipe to tell us she wants more rubs. I believe her sweet gentle nature was developed when she was being a wonderful mommy to her babies. Aspen is very smart and a quick learner, she gives hi-fives and will sit/stay until she is told she can move (better than her older sister Cypress!). Her favorite toys are her Frisbee and tennis balls however loves to scatter all her toys in the living room and does not like it when I put them back in her toy box. She also knows the sound of our truck keys and bounces around like Tigger in hopes of going for a ride especially to our ranch in Utah. Thanks to you all for allowing us to be parents to such our amazing girls, Aspen Giselle and Cypress Blaze.

The Pipes Family
Kent, Tamela, Cypress and Aspen "

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Happy Tail: Jojo (Formerly Josie)

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What a wonderful start to 2018, with an incredible Happy Tail.

"We got Jojo aka Josie in September 2017 - she was approximately ten months old. I know we have only had her almost four months but we cannot imagine our life without her.

Boy - did I forget how much a puppy can change your life! She still forgets that she cannot jump on everyone that walks in the door and her mouthiness is reducing. She is no longer jumping on counters, she had a few accidents in the house during the first two weeks, she quickly learned potty goes outside. She loves her squeaky toys and when she is excited we get squeak serenades. I realized quickly that if she is not exercised then she finds things like pulling tissues out of wastebaskets and collecting our socks from our hamper and carrying them in her mouth is her way of telling us that she needs physical exercise. Although Jojo gets a little mischievous, she is a wonderful dog over all.

She is a chaser! She chases anything that moves and flies such as birds, butterflies, flies, bees, lizards, and rabbits. She loves our yard and thankfully she is not destructive. She likes to carry and moves things around and that is okay. Thankfully she does not have destructive behavior, we do have not had to worry about excessive chewing or digging. We had experienced some rat visits and she successfully has shown us where to focus our attention and because of her help, two rats were captured. We also have a ground squirrel problem so I am sure some day she will be extremely effective in protecting our garden! I just don't know what I will do when she actually catches a bird, squirrel or even a bee? She has trapped a quail but my mom was able to help the quail escape, for the most part I believe the birds just know to stay away when they see her! We have twenty two fruit trees and two garden beds - so I am sure the spring will bring lots of fun for her.

We no longer kennel her at night. She has a bed on my side of the bed. Currently she does not have full reign of the house during the day as we have a grumpy old lady , Gracie, our 15 year old Daschund Terrior mix. Jojo insists that Gracie play with her and Gracie insists that she will not! Because she loves to roll around in dirt (most of our back yard is dirt) so she is not allowed on our couches but she is allowed on two ottomans and an old black recliner. She loves her bear, well it's actually a monkey, but it took me several weeks to realize that it was a monkey and not a bear. She is gentle with her bear monkey and carries it everywhere she goes in the house. She is gentle and is intrigued by babies, gentle with the elderly and knows she can be playful with the kids.

I look forward to my retirement in approximately 10 months to spend more time with my fur baby and future gardening friend. We are in love with her and her puppy antics just make her fun! Thank you to the Las Vegas Labrador Rescue for your hard work!

Sylvia and Mark"

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Happy Tail: Bo

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We are always so thrilled to receive Happy Tails on LVLR alumni. This Happy Tail is among one of the funniest, most loving we've ever read!

"Nine months ago, we got a Bo. He was a high strung wild guy, that clearly never really had a place to call home. We hoped to change that. At first, the odds were stacked against us. Not only did we get a Bo, we also got a Stealer of Sandwiches, a Chewer of Shoes, an Escaper of Houses, a Jumper of Walls, a Barker at Randomness, a Surfer of Counters, a Lunger at TVs, and a Whiner of Early Mornings. BUT after time, love, patience, more patience, a bit more patience, and LOTS of walks, I’m thrilled to announce we have also have Learner of Manners, a Sleeper of Couches, a Protector of Houses, a Lover of Walks, a Snuggler of Closeness, a Player of Friends, a Master of Games, a Maker of Smiles, and a Stealer of Hearts. Most importantly though, he’s become a Knower of Home and finally knows where he belongs…right here…with us. Welcome home, Bo. We love you!"

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Happy Tail: Cali

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We received a beautiful Happy Tail on LVLR alumni, Cali.


We adopted Cali, a black lab, through your rescue group one year ago and it's been a wonderful year with her! She is so loving and loved by us. She enjoys her daily walks, her daily trips to the mailbox, her belly rubs, rides in our kayak, chasing the black birds in our back yard (never comes close but it gives her some excitement!), snoozing on our bed (when allowed), and just hanging out being a perfect companion. Thank you for bringing her into our lives!

Diane C."

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Happy Tails: Aspen Gizelle (formerly Giselle) and Cypress Blaze (formerly Rosie)

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We received another wonderful, amazing Happy Tail from double adopters!

"Our family has been more than blessed by the wonderful Las Vegas Lab Rescue. People ask if we rescued or adopted our beautiful furbabies, Cypress and Aspen. We believe we were rescued by them. March 2013 Cypress and May 2017 Aspen joined our family. They have become wonderful playmates, best friends and sisters. They both love to go for rides in daddy's truck, when he grabs the keys they bounce around with excitement. Their favorite place to go is to our Ranch in Utah where they enjoy chasing balls and lizards or swimming in the pond. At night they like to take over the bed or sleep right on top of us but we wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks to all the volunteers at Las Vegas Lab Rescue for all your hard work, commitment to finding furever homes for all the beautiful Labradors that are so fortunate to find their way to your organization.

The Pipes Family"

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Happy Tail: Kiera and Kona (formerly Toby)

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What a wonderful Happy Tail from a family that has adopted 2 from LVLR.

"We couldn't be happier with our 2 LVLR adoptees. We adopted Kona (LVLR name Toby) in December 2013. He truly rescued us as much as we rescued him. He has been all over the West with us camping, fishing, and hiking. His new and older sister, Kiera, has been with us about 5 weeks and is fitting in wonderfully. She is sassy, smart, and not afraid to ask for attention. They love their daily walks and, of course, the post-walk snack. She is the perfect addition to our pack and we feel so lucky to have them in our family. ❤❤❤"

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Happy Tail: Tony

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We received another fantastic Happy Tail, meet Tony!

"Tony joined our family in January 2012, and he has brought so much love and happiness to our lives. Tony is our trusty side kick, and he joins us on all kinds of adventures. We moved from Nevada in 2013, and he since has lived in Chicago, Nashville, and Dallas; and he has been on countless multi-state road trips. Tony didn't much care for the cold weather and snow in Chicago, but he enjoys living in Texas! Tony enjoys playing with his best friend Jake, spending time with his family, going to daycare, playing ball, swimming, and most of all...eating! Dinner time always calls for a celebration at our house! When we adopted Tony, so many people said that he was such a lucky dog, but in actuality, we are the lucky ones."

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Happy Tail: Molly

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What a wonderful Happy Tail we received for LVLR alumni Molly!

"It has been almost one year since Molly joined our family. We can't decide who's happier, Molly or us. Every day of Molly's life is filled with daily walks, lots of pool time, which she adores, and more toys than she could ever dream of. Molly has a furry sister named Whitey (for Whitey Ford) and four humans that she loves. Molly may not have had the best start at life, but she is so happy to be part of a loving family. We've had Labs in the past, but Molly is our first rescue. Rescuing is definitely the way to go! Molly is a true "Happy Tail" and is grateful every day for her second chance. Thank you Las Vegas Lab Rescue for all you do! We love our Molly!"

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