2017 Calendar Contest Winners

Here are the top 12 dogs to be featured in the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida Furever Families Calendar.

We have a tie for 12th place!!!

…and we’ve worked with Joy and Lizzy’s pet parents and they’re going to SHARE a page! We have some other news as well. ALL 39 of the entries that made it into the calendar contest (and appear on the Standings page) will appear on or in the calendar!

 Congratulations to all of the winners!

Don’t forget to purchase your calendars! They can be ordered at our calendar store.

Contest Ended




Hi! My name is Sir Harold, but my family and friends call me Harry for short. In my old age, I was dumped in a parking lot and left to fend for myself. But lucky for me, a good Samaritan picked me up and brought me to Lab Rescue. And that’s how my furever family found me. In August of 2014, I came to live with my mom, dad and fursister Jazz. I’m basically king of the house now, they even gave me my own throne as you can see in my picture! I love my whole family, but I’m Read More...

386 Votes


Hey folks it’s me Cooper. I’m the chocolate bundle of joy in this photo. I was blessed to join my furever family on October 3, 2013 after I was rescued through Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. I had a sad start to life after being abandoned in a backyard where my previous owners tethered me to a tree without any hope. I forget how long I was there but I was really sick and lucky for me a neighbor had heard my cries for help and called LRROF. After being rescued I had a few scary days because I was Read More...

312 Votes


In late January 2016, I was picked up as an injured stray by Miami-Dade Animal Services in The Redlands in South Florida. It was not known if I would survive due to the extreme nature of my injuries. It was suspected that I might have been used as a bait dog and discarded. No one will ever know for sure what happened to me prior to that day, but my life changed forever.

Even with all of my injuries, the wonderful people at LRROF recognized that I was amazing and that I was worth saving. I began six weeks of Read More...

280 Votes


When we are asked how we picked the name Tucker, we tell people that Tucker picked the name himself. He was adopted as “Scout” in November 2014 after being hours away from euthanization at the Ocala shelter due to heartworm. He didn’t seem like a Scout and would not respond to it. We spent the first night home with him going down the list of top 100 dog names. “Hey Buddy, Hey Max!,” but still no response. When I said, “Hey Tucker” he picked up his head, cocked his ears, and happily walked right over to me for an ear Read More...

228 Votes


In Early 2005 we took a drive to Groveland to meet a two year old lab named Cinder who would enter our world and steal our hearts! We were searching for a yellow (golden) lab but she arrived chocolate! Our girl is now 13 and while it’s possible she may have been the runt of the litter, she came with a heart of gold, and bestows that love on everyone she meets. She has taught us many lessons over the years and we feel blessed to share life with this beautiful lab! LRROF, we thank you for rescuing her and Read More...

227 Votes


Sierra is one of the four pups rescued by boat after Tropical Storm Debby flooded parts of the Tampa Bay area in 2012. At the time of her rescue Sierra had ear mites and coccidia, but her LRROF foster mom did a great job nursing her back to health until I found her. Now 4 years-old, Sierra still isn’t a big fan of the water, but she loves to take long walks, sunbathe and nap on the couch. I’m so grateful to LRROF for helping me find my fur-ever best friend.

225 Votes


Hi, my name is Tess! My mom calls me her “Little Conch” because I am a Key West girl. She tells me that it was love at first sight when my photo appeared on the LRROF website..thus was the beginning of my new life with my forever family. I love when my mom tells me the story of how we met so I’ll share it with you too as it is my favorite story. When mom saw my picture, she and dad knew I was “the one.” Mom talked to my foster dad, Rob, and great things began to happen. Read More...

200 Votes


It was love at first photo for us. Katie was in a rural shelter, had been used for breeding and was heart worm positive. We knew we had to save her and make her part of our family. The rest they say is history. She entered our lives as if she had been there forever. She stole our hearts with those extra dark black eyes. She loves her new four legged lab brother, three feline companions and two Chinese Pekin Ducks (yes, a retriever who can walk right beside a couple of ducks and not want to “retrieve”.) Katie was Read More...

196 Votes


Hello everyone! My name is Charlie. I am a handsome 7 year old puppy. I was adopted from LRRoF in November 2015. My Mom and Dad tell me that I was the very first dog that they looked at. They knew right away I would be a perfect fit. I love my family very much so I protect them from the evil lizards that are hiding out in the back yard. As payment, my parents spoil me with good boy treats and long walks around my neighborhood. When I am not on lizard duty, I like to hang out on Read More...

192 Votes


We lost our 13.5 year old lab to cancer 2 years ago. She was all of our best friend and it was the hardest day of our life. We fostered (with another lab rescue) after loosing her but we just weren’t ready to have one of our own yet but hated the empty house. We were finally ready to adopt after a little over a year and that is when we met, Odin. It was love at first sight, being fosters ourselves, it was strange to adopt a dog we had never met before and knew nothing about his personality. Read More...

192 Votes


Hi! I’m Jack and I was adopted into my forever home in July 2016. At 14 months old, I had already been surrendered to LRROF twice and had some bad experiences with owners not wanting me around. When I was adopted, my life changed. Bev Berdine paired me with my person and we are each other’s best buds, a perfect match. I love to do anything active and meet new people, especially kids. I enjoy going places in the car and have a great time watching football games at restaurants around town. I love the water and am an awesome Read More...

182 Votes


Hi. My name is Lizzy and I feel like Cinderella. I was picked up on the streets of Ft. Lauderdale the summer of 2012. I weighed 35 pounds. I was placed in the loving care of Candace Hillier and her husband but couldn’t keep any food down, had pneumonia and was not expected to live. After nine months I was ready for adoption. It was difficult to find me the right home because I was very afraid of people. In March 2013, I found my furever home with my new Mom and my three 4-legged siblings, all rescues. Kallie, the Read More...

159 Votes


As a disabled veteran, who has found himself back in Afghanistan for the 6th time, stress becomes a part of every day, and I don’t mean eustress either. Its the type of stress that comes from knowing that today could be the very day
I; well, let’s say, the day that my lovely family dreads! However, one would think that time spent home would be a good release of that bad stress but it really isn’t. It helps, but, their are always underline stressors that persist. That all disappears the very moment you look into the eyes of our adopted Read More...

159 Votes