Labrador Retriever Adoption Service is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing and re-homing Labrador Retrievers located in Ontario, Canada. It is the mission of Lab Rescue to place Labrador Retrievers in a home that provides them with the safety and security to live the happy lives they deserve and to educate the public on responsibility of proper pet ownership.
Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in Canada and the United States, and that is why so many need to be rescued. The American Kennel Club has ranked the Labrador Retriever breed as the number one most popular breed in American for well over 10 years. In addition to the Registered Kennels that breed Labrador Retrievers, there many others who breed Labs irresponsibly. A puppy is often placed in a poorly selected home with owners who have no idea of what it takes to train and care for a dog. Many people just do not know what it takes to be a responsible dog owner nor do they consider the financial cost of owning a dog. The dog then ends up not being properly cared for or the people decide they no longer want the dog. Many of the rescue’s Labrador Retrievers simply need someone to love them.
Available Labrador Retrievers
Once a lab is surrendered to Lab Rescue they will are evaluated, (spayed/neutered if it has not already been done by the previous owner), immunized (and any other medical care that might be necessary), micro-chipped and adopted. If the surrendered Lab can not reside in its current household they will be placed in a temporary foster home until a new loving permanent home can be located to place them in. Revenues necessary to cover the ongoing expenses of rescuing and re-homing Labs are generated primarily through donations and fundraising activities.
The Adoption Application must be filled out as accurately and completely as possible before we can consider your application. Using the information provided on the application Lab Rescue will do its best to find the right dog for the right home.
- Complete the online application
- Home interview
- Suitable Lab selected
- $400 fee is charged. The fee requested is only a small fraction of what the average Lab entering the adoption program incurs. The fee helps defray the cost of basic veterinarian services, boarding, grooming, and transportation and administration expenses.
Adoption homes are selected on an individual basis to match the needs of the adopted Lab to the adopter. Many factors are evaluated in this process to make the best possible match. Labrador Retriever Adoption Service Inc. reserves the right to refuse an application.
- Adoptive homes must have a properly secured yard or appropriate dog run. Tying your dog to a post/peg is not an acceptable substitute.
- The adopter must keep the dog as a household pet only.
- Dogs will not be adopted out to homes where they will be kept outside all the time, or spend a great deal of time away from people.
- The adopter is responsible for keeping the dog in good health, and providing proper and necessary care. This includes veterinary visits at least once a year for an annual health examination and routine vaccinations.
- It is a great idea to take your newly adopted Lab to classes even if your dog is already trained. The class may assist with you shortening the time required for the bonding process, improving communication with your new Lab, and giving your Lab an opportunity to socialize with other dogs in a controlled environment.
- Adopted dogs must never be sold, or given away, even to other family members or friends. Lab Rescue volunteers take special care to evaluate and place the Labs in the most suitable homes, however some adoptions are unsuccessful due to unforeseen circumstances – if this is the case inform Lab Rescue to discuss the next steps.
Support Lab Rescue
Support Lab Rescue with an online donation via CanadaHelps.com