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 4,300 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; Second Chances for Senior Dogs; and Lifeboat Labs Hospice Care.