Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. (LRR) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to placing purebred Labrador Retrievers in suitable, loving homes. All LRR Labs are up-to-date on vaccines and have been neutered or spayed before being adopted by well-screened homes in the New England area.
Since 1988, we have helped some 2,000 rescue Labs find permanent homes. Our adopters sign a contract that the Lab must be returned to LRR if, for any reason, they cannot keep the Lab. This applies for the Lab’s lifetime, which means we can secure the future of all of our rescue Labs.
We are a volunteer-driven organization. Since our inception, LRR has been overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed largely by volunteer workers. Many of our volunteers are Lab breeders, trainers, or owners of rescue Labs from LRR. They know Labs, and they love using their knowledge to connect Labs and people to create happy homes.
When selecting a potential new home for a rescue Lab, we consider the history, temperament, personality, and energy level of the Lab and the corresponding characteristics of the home. In addition to evaluating every Lab and every home to ensure the best fit, LRR’s experienced volunteers offer follow-up help and practical information.
Our evaluation process is designed to produce the best results for our Labs and the individuals and families that adopt them:
- Our rescue Labs stay in a short-term foster home before adoption to allow evaluation in a natural setting.
- All Labs are evaluated for temperament. We do not accept any Lab that has a history of biting or aggressive behavior.
- All Labs are spayed or neutered before adoption.
- All Labs ready to be adopted are updated with vaccinations and heartworm testing.
- We conduct a home study for each potential adopter. Our job is to find the best match of Lab and adoptive home based on the home study and our experience fostering the Lab.
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