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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Labrador Rescuers (LR) is a 100% volunteer-based, nonprofit organization formed in 2004 to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray, abandoned and unwanted Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes, including shelter dogs and dogs relinquished by their owners because of age, health, financial or other reasons. Many dogs who come to LR have medical, surgical and other special needs, which LR provides for through constant fundraising. LR is known for rescuing dogs that other rescues are unable or unwilling to help, and giving the dogs the veterinary care and/or other assistance they need to ready them for adoption. LR's goal is to make it possible for every dog to be adopted into a safe, happy and loving forever home.

Results: Labrador Rescuers has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 4,200 dogs since its formation in 2004.

Target demographics: Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes from shelters and owner relinquishment.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016, Labrador Rescuers rescued 188 dogs and found forever homes for 168 dogs. Labrador Rescuers also provided loving care in permanent foster homes for 13 Lifeboat Labs-dogs whose insurmountable medical conditions and/or age made it difficult for them to find adoptive homes.

Geographic areas served: The Counties of San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and portions of the Counties of San Bernardino and Los Angeles in Southern California

Programs: Rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes, including many senior dogs; provide the dogs with medical and dental care, including surgery and rehabilitation; work to find the dogs loving, forever homes.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been very pleased to work with Labrador Rescuers. Once we decided to adopt another dog, we checked on several rescues in the San Diego area. LR came up first since we were specifically looking for another lab. They have been attentive and responsive throughout the entire process. It didn't take long before we were connected with the foster family for our top choice, Lula. I attached a picture of her taken during her first day at her new home. She is such a sweetheart! We wouldn't hesitate to work with LR again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lab rescuers in San Diego is the most wonderful organization to adopt a dog in need. We filled out an application and they came to our home and did a thorough home inspection. They really care about their dog's welfare. After our approval, we adopted an 8 yr old female lab name Fiona from them. Fiona is our love and we absolutely adore her. Lab rescuers while in their care had Fiona's teeth polished, scaled and cleaned. They treated her bad ear infection and gave her all her shots. Their volunteer's are extremely dedicated and compassionate. This is an extremely organized and professional rescue. Please fill out an application and save a dog's life from the wonderful organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiancé and I were looking for a puppy to bring into our family that would get along with our 5 year old (17lb) dog. We sent our application in, and we're paired up with Sandie for our house visit. Sandie is incredibly kind, assessed our house for adoption and sat us down to talk about our wants and needs, and what to expect. Sandie was very helpful and understanding, and when she left, we were sure we were in good hands.

We checked back on the LR Available Adoptions page multiple times a day, until we saw our perfect pup pop up. We emailed Sandie, who then reached out to the foster, who then called us and set up a meet and greet. We saw, met, and took our perfect pup home all within the same day! Now he is is sleeping soundly after lots of playing with his new brother. We couldn't be happier with the help and support LR offered us! We can't recommend them enough for anyone looking for a new addition to the family.

2 Bill123

Client Served

Rating: 5

my experience was one of complete satisfaction.they are a pawsome organization who truly care about the animials well being and placement to loving careing homes.i only wish I could do more for them.they deserve nothing but the best !

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our new family member, Chester, in December 2016. Chester's foster family was extremely helpful with the background information they provided us. Lab Rescuers and the foster family's main concern is for the long term well being of all their animals. We are very happy to have passed the adoption process and welcome Chester to our family. Thank you to Bev and William ( the foster family) and to Lab Rescuers for our wonderful boy, Chester.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Labrador Rescuers of San Diego has come through for us again!! Last week we adopted our 2nd dog from them, a beautiful, female, purebred, Black Labrador, Sammie. She is 7 years old and just precious! Sammie is loving, full of energy, smart, and gentle with our children. We could not be more thrilled! From start to finish our experience with Labrador Rescuers was a breeze! The online application was easy to fill out. They clearly communicated when and where each adoption event would be held. Our home visit with Kristen R. was friendly and easy. Finally, Sammie’s foster parents, Sandy and Tom, were communicative, willing to answer questions, and wanted to make sure Sammie was the right fit for our home. She fit in the very first day with our 3 children and dog, Sally, 6, a Lab Mix. We had successfully adopted Sally from Lab Rescuers 6 years ago and were looking for a companion dog for her. We love this rescue group and can’t say enough about the lifesaving work they do. Please consider adopting a dog through this organization. If you can’t adopt a dog at this time, please donate to help save lives. Labrador Rescuers of SD will be our first stop to adopt in the future!
Sincerely,
Jennifer and Bryan R

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience with Lab Rescuers! They assign a volunteer that comes to your house to ensure the dogs you meet are a good match for the living situation. In our case, Betina, responded to my emails day or night about dogs we either wanted to know more about or meet. We met dogs both at fosters' homes, our home and at a fundraiser event. We adopted a pup from Sandy and Tom who were nice enough to keep Jaxon for a few extra days after we adopted him so we could be off for several days when he first came home. There are a ton of people working behind the scenes to give these dogs the best possible chance for forever homes. Thanks for all you do Lab Rescuers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued a four year old Flat Coated Retriever from Lab Rescuers a month ago. I have the sweetest dog ever. When I found the dog I wanted to rescue on the website things moved quickly. I was extremely pleased with all aspects of the process, including having Lori come to visit me and spend time in the yard playing ball. The next week she moved in. I am so lucky to have her in my life.

6 Casey26

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a huge animal lover- and I have always given my pets the upmost care and love, unfortunately tragedy engulfed my family and all of my fur babies needed to find new homes. My big boy Zeus is a fantastic dog, and I wanted to make sure he went to a proper, loving home for him. I stumbled across this Labrador Rescuers. They graciously heard my story and plea to find my boy a loving home. They took him accordingly and he found a home unexpectedly fast! I was so thrilled that he now has found a family who will love him as I have, and enjoy him into his senior years.

Giving a family member up is always the worst feeling and I was comforted and pleased with the quality of care and communication between the rescue and myself :)

We need to realize it's not about trying to get money or pushing to make what you've put in back. It's about finding a loving home for your family member and not just giving them away. I would trust this rescue to find your pet an excellent home. And if I ever come to be in a position where we can bring a dog back into our home- I wouldn't hesitate checking here first to adopt :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was hoping to rescue a labrador, and this organization did a great job of helping me find a sweet, wonderful lab that is a great fit for my lifestyle. Within a few days of filling out an application, a volunteer came out for a friendly home visit and listened to what I was looking for in a dog. Then, she immediately contacted several foster families to see if their available labs would fit my situation. The foster families were detail oriented and honest about the dogs that would not be a good fit, and so when I did meet a lab that was well suited to my situation (within about a week of the home visit) it was great. I immediately fell in love with him, and I really appreciate the organization's efforts to make sure that this was a very successful adoption.