Surrender Criteria

To ensure that all of our Labradors receive the permanent homes they deserve, we evaluate both our rescue Labs and our adoptive homes carefully. Please see our surrender process.

We accept:

  • Purebred Labs. Although we do not require American Kennel Club (AKC) paperwork, we do not accept mixed breeds. If your Lab is not a purebred, please contact North East All Retriever Rescue.
  • Labs from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont only. If you live outside this area, please see The Labrador Retriever Club for a list of rescue groups that can help.
  • Labs that are under 10 years old.
  • Labs that have not been spayed/neutered or kept up-to-date on vaccines and heartworm testing. (LRR will provide veterinary care for your Lab.) Of course, we also take Labs that have had such care.
  • Labs with no history of aggressive behavior toward people or other animals. We do not accept any Lab with a history of biting or aggression toward people or other animals.

Labrador Retriever Rescue reserves the right to refuse any Lab into our program.