Female Labrador Retriever / Mixed named Irene available for adoption

Adoptable Female Labrador Retriever / Mixed
Adoptable Female Labrador Retriever / Mixed


Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed
Primary Breed: Labrador Retriever
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Black
Sex: Female

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Irene was rescued during Hurricane Harvey and later came to Best Friends from a humane society in Utah. She is shy and fearful with strangers at first but then warms up and turns into a silly goofball. Irene isn't a flashy dog on the outside, but she makes up for it with her shining personality. Her little body wiggles with joy when she sees her caregivers. She loves to play with other dogs at Dogtown, and she has been a good role model for her doggie roommate. She even passed a cat test at the Sanctuary. Born in 2014, Irene had some issues with strangers entering her previous home. She'll do best in a quiet home without a lot of foot traffic or visitors. Irene is currently working on losing a little weight, keeping up her dog skills with play dates and improving her social skills with new people.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.