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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

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so happy to have been chosen to be the forever family for a lab named Chocolate Willie. He is the perfect fit for our family. We decided it was time to expand our fur family. We felt that rescuing was the best choice for us as we did not want to take on a new puppy but really wanted another lab. We found lab rescue and started researching them. We found a few labs that looked great. We filled out the application and got our phone call. The home visit went great. We knew by the time and effort given by all the staff and volunteers that this rescue organization really wants the very best for their dogs. Michelle brought Willie to our home to make sure our chihuahua would like him. We knew they would get along great, but best to be sure. Willie has been ours since that day and he is such a sweet dog!
We are grateful for organization like this one that really has the dogs best interest in mind.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a wonderful Lab through this organization almost two years ago. I'm so thankful everyday that I found this group. They really take great care of their foster doggies and the families looking to adopt.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about this great and caring organization. From the initial contact, to the home visit, to finally the fosterer herself everyone was great. Can tell they all really care. The foster lady had been awesome with her ongoing help and advice. Can't thank her enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have worked with and adopted from other rescues in the past, and in my opinion they could all learn something from Labrador Rescuers. They are very professional and well organized organization. They checked thoroughly to make sure there rescued dog (Rainey was going to a safe and loving home. They also gave us as much medical history as they could. It was a very pleasant experience and we are very happy with not only Rainey but the whole process.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I patiently waited for a puppy and we got to pick her up today! Thank you for saving Ivy, her mom and four siblings. She is cuddled up taking a nap and we love her! :)

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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 !

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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.