My husband and I went to the Labrador Rescuers event and met Cooper who was 2 years old. We immediately fell in love and were ready to take on the responsibility of a new dog and really wanted a black lab preferably from a rescue. The entire process with Labrador Rescue was incredibly friendly and professional and we couldn't be more happy with the outcome.
Lab Rescuers are awesome! I recently adopted a black lab mix with them. The entire process was smooth. Everyone I encountered with the organization has soo much heart! I appreciate the policy that new owners go through basic training with their new dog. They have some wonderful senior dogs that are given so much love. Wonderful experience all around. Re: Cooper (a.k.a. Patrick)
When looking to adopt a dog I was overwhelmed by the amount of Rescues in San Diego County. I had no idea where to even start. After taking a look at all the websites for the rescues, I was attracted to Lab Rescuers due to the overwhelming love and hard work I could tell that the organization has for saving these dogs and giving them a new chance at life.
These volunteers that take the time out of their busy daily lives to help a Lab in need just blows me away. As an example, my beautiful girl Tillie (whom I adopted through this organization) was turned into a shelter in Riverside County. A Lab Rescue volunteer drove all the way up there to rescue her, another volunteer got her to a Veterinarian to be checked out, and then another wonderful volunteer fostered her. When you think about the amount of man hours that it took to rescue her, it was a lot of people’s time.
In addition, I appreciate that Lab Rescuers thoroughly reviews perspective applications and conducts home visits so the dogs are going to legit good homes. I also appreciate the fact that animals are fostered in homes so the needs of the dogs can be understood and they can be matched with the correct kind of home.
I think my most favorite part of this organization is the fact that there are “lifeboat labs”. Labs that the Rescue has saved but they are not able to actually be adopted. So in the meantime, they live out the last years of their lives in Lab Rescue Volunteer homes. This just makes my heart smile.
I would recommend this organization to anyone and I will definitely be adopting with them again.
Labrador Rescuers is an outstanding nonprofit rescue entity. When I made my decision to acquire a rescue dog and wanted a Lab, I reviewed all of the sites and their reviews. I was familiar with rescue process through friends. I chose LR due to the excellent reputation they have. Labrador Rescuers exceeded all of my expectations in the way they rescue and place their dogs. Their home visit inspection and assessment of my needs was very thorough, fair and enjoyable. I was patient in getting the best match for me. My local rescuer connection, Jade, was so very good in alerting me to possible dogs that would be a good fit. I now have the most wonderful labby girl. She is the perfect match for me and has be a wonderful addition to my entire family and friends. I would highly recommend LR to anyone wanting to rescue a Lab.
We are so greatful to Lab Rescuers!! We have a new family member who has truly made our family whole. Phoebe is a sweet black lab puppy who was rescued by Lab Rescuers as she was very young and ill. They provided her veterinary care as she was diagnosed with Parvo. Thanks to LR Phoebe is now a healthy and happy well adjusted part of our family! We love her so much!!
If anyone is looking to adopt a dog I highly recommend this organization it is the best!!!
The Scalia Family
Our 1yo German Shepherd, Frida, who we adopted in February seemed lonely and anxious at times. We thought she needed a fur brother or sister and found a few potential matches through Labrador Rescuers. We received a super fast response to our application and a perfect match in less than a week! An added bonus is that we all made new friends/extended fur family through the adoption! We are so happy to have Annie join our family! Highly recommend Labrador Rescuers, so please donate/support them because there are many dogs still needing a forever home
We just adopted a wonderful pup from this organization. We brought our Golden/Lab mixed dog home just before St. Patricks Day and named him Murphy in honor of the holiday. The volunteers at Labrador Rescuers could not have been kinder or more professional. They were prompt in processing our application and scheduling a home check visit. They stayed in touch and helped facilitate contact with foster families with dogs we were interested in. The foster family who was caring for Murphy (previously named Valentine) spent lots of time with me as I got acquainted with Murphy and provided lots of helpful information about his personality and limited known history. These people love what they do and care very deeply about rescuing animals and placing them in loving, responsible forever homes. Thank you for helping us find Murphy. He is perfect.
It had been years since we had owned a Lab, and with the urging of our daughter we took a look at the Lab Rescuers' web site. During our search we found Hudson, a handsome boy who needed a home. We contacted Lab Rescue and set up an appointment to meet Hudson, that's all it took. Veronica, the foster care representative was fantastic, she answered all questions, and allowed us to spend the time to get to know Hudson. He had been well cared for, and she followed up on Hudson's well being and continued to answer questions once we took responsibility for Hudson. The entire adoption process was easy and has been the best decision we have made in some time. Thank you to Veronica and Bobbi for all their help.
My husband and I first contacted Labrador Rescuers 3 years ago, after our black lab Dulce passed away around her 15th birthday. Our 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd Kara, cried for 8 months missing her sister. Maria Goldman was assigned to us, and scheduled an appointment to come to our home. She was not only there to meet us, but to see how we interacted with our dog. We found LR to be dutiful guardians of their rescues, and genuinely interested in the connection and commitment that we had in continuing to move forward in the adoption process. A few days after our meeting, we went to a LR adoption fair at Petco. We went home with Brando. He was the spitting image of our beloved Dulce, but he was a boy. Kara actually picked him to be her buddy.
We contacted LR for the second time right around the first of this year. It had come to our attention that Kara is becoming a senior citizen, and Brando is still a young dog, very attached to Kara, and he has separation anxiety. We shared our concerns with Maria, and why this adoption was different. We were very hopeful with the first two dogs she had suggested. After speaking with each individual dogs foster parents, neither were a match for our family. The first dog had a strong fear of men, and the second had a medical condition that suggested that her life may not have the longevity of a companionship for Brando.
Then along came a young pup named Heidi. I came across her profile on the website. We were not interested in a dog as young as 8 month old Heidi. However, her story and pictures just pulled us in. I checked with our veterinarian to see if Heidi's medical condition would be treatable and acceptable to bringing her into our home with Kara and Brando. Maria called immediately to see if we had seen Heidi's profile and to see if we were interested. I volunteered to go to the hospital to see her. Maria informed me that Heidi went out to foster, and she passed our application along to Heidi's foster parents.
A week later we received a phone call. The foster mom Rebecca was very informative and honest regarding Heidi's challenges. From her descriptions and examples, we knew right away that Heidi's personality and quirks were a mix of Kara's and Brando's. From that phone call, we knew there was a connection. This was to be our newest family member. We felt it.
During Heidi's medical hold and treatment for demodectic mange, Rebecca did an amazing job at keeping us updated and sending pictures.
As soon as we were given permission, we picked up Heidi and brought her home. It's only been a week since her arrival, but she fits in beautifully. Now we are the ones sharing pictures with Rebecca and Maria. We have a full house, and full hearts!
All the lab rescuer volunteers are extremely passionate about saving as many dogs as possible. They take on not only young healthy dogs, they take dogs that other rescuers won't give the time of day. Older dogs and ones that may even have health problems. This organization takes the time and money to get them at their best for their forever home. They also spend a lot of time making sure that their dogs are matched with the best family possible. Lab rescuers is an amazing organization and does so much for those pups in need.