RESCUE SUPPORT INFORMATION
The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc does not operate adoptions from this website. Instead we support rescue by assigning a National Coordinator who maintains and updates a network of contacts across the country to aid in the re-homing of the many Labradors who are lost or abandoned each year. These contacts are Rescue groups located in several states, cities and towns that are formed and run by volunteers working to help Labradors in need, adopting them to permanent loving homes. We do not have dogs available for adoption on this website but we will gladly try to assist you in finding a rescue group near you. Please begin by searching the Directory, using the link () on the drop-down menu.
The Labradors adopted from Rescue are normally spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm checked (some groups treat for this disease before offering the dog for adoption), temperament checked and some have a tattoo or microchip. They primarily range from 8 months to 6 years of age, well past the chewing and nipping puppy stage. Some are fence jumpers, diggers or barkers, but with a little training the typical Rescue lab becomes a well-mannered loving pet for most families. Most love being in the house, enjoy playing with the kids and get along fine with the cats, ferret, or any other animal that might reside in the same household. The ones who aren't quite as even tempered are worked with, given some obedience training and placed in a home suitable to their needs.
Lab Rescue does not work with aggression. A dog that bites will not be brought into the program.
Terri McFadden, Brandy Burton Tarantino
Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. Rescue Program