|How can I adopt a Lab?
Thank you for considering adopting a Labrador Retriever from Labrador Retriever Adoption
Service Inc. (Lab Rescue).
A link to the Lab Adoption Application form is below.
Prior to filling out the adoption application please take a moment to consider the Labrador
Retriever breed. A Labrador Retriever by CKC Breed standards is a strongly built, very active dog
weighing approximately 75 lbs and about 24 inches in height from the shoulders. Many Labs are
considerably larger then the standard in both height and weight. This breed is active and requires
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.
Please submit your application online. Alternatively you may print the completed application and
send it to us by mail.
After receiving your application an Adoption Coordinator will contact you to for an in home
interview. If you are approved Lab Rescue will contact you when a suitable Lab has been
selected for your family. Please note there is a fee of $400 requested with the adoption of every
dog under the age of eight years. Fees for senior dogs or dogs with special needs are
determined on an individual basis. The fee requested is only a small fraction of what the average
Lab entering our adoption program incurs. The fee helps defray the cost of basic veterinarian
services, boarding, grooming, and transportation and administration expenses.
Each dog in the Lab Rescue program is very personal and special to us, and we take extreme
care to ensure that they are placed in the best homes. Below is a list of our requirements which
are meant to protect the dog, and your family:
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..
We are often asked if a newly adopted Lab should go to obedience class. We think 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.
As outlined in the adoption contract, the Lab must be returned to Lab Rescue if the adoptive
home can not accommodate the Lab. 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
The volunteers at Lab Rescue thank you for considering adopting a Lab and look forward to
hearing from you!
|PLEASE CLICK ON THE LABS TO GO TO THE
ADOPTION APPLICATION FORM