Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc.

LRR is an all-volunteer group whose purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted Labrador Retrievers in the mid-Atlantic region.

We are a local organization in the PA/NJ/DE/MD/DC/VA area. Read about our exact service area including how to find a rescue near you if you live elsewhere. We are a federally recognized nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible.

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Holiday Information

The holidays can be a stressful time for both humans and their dogs. Therefore, each year LRR suspends adoption activities during the month of December. As such, any adoption applications received after December 1 will not be processed until next year. Applications received before December 1 will be processed, but no adoptions will take place between 12/17 and 1/3. Thank you for your understanding and patience, and have a happy holiday season!

2016 LRR Calendars

Our 2016 LRR Alumni Calendar is now ready for order from our store. Order yours today, or get one to give as a gift, and see the 12-best adopter-submitted photos from our calendar contest!

Combined Federal Campaign

We are Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc., Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and Chesapeake Bay Area, local voluntary agency #26509. Your donation will enable us to save more labs, particularly those in need of more medical assistance than LRR can routinely afford. As an all volunteer organization, we have no paid employees—all funds go directly to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the labs.


Tax-Deductible Donations

As a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your monetary donation is fully tax deductible.

We also accept third party donations commemorating birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirements, and pet memorials with a thank you card to the gifter, and an appropriate card and note to the one being gifted or remembered.

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What's New

  • August 13, 2015

    With summer now in full force, be sure to take extra care when out with your dog. Road pavement temperatures during very hot weather can reach over 130! Walk dogs on the grass where possible, and bring some water for both you and your dogs when on walks.

  • March 18, 2015

    Our 2016 calendar contest is underway! Take some great new photos of your LRR dogs, dig up some autumn and winter photos, and enter the contest! The 12 best photos will be featured in our 2016 alumni calendar, available for purchase this fall.

  • September 21, 2013

    Congratulations to the 11 dogs who passed their Canine Good Citizens training at our 2013 picnic! Check out their photos and a summary of our picnic evaluations at our CGC page.

  • October 15, 2012

    Can you no longer care for your Labrador Retriever? Fill out our new owner give-up application to see if we can help!

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Not sure where to go next? Here are some suggestions:

Our navigation menu above can take you directly to the most popular parts of the web site, or you can click on the dog photo slideshow to see our list of adoptable playmates.

Want to explore even more? Try some of these pages to get started:

We are CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) of the National Capital Area volunteer agency #26509.

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You Can Help!

Want to help LRR and our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Labrador Retrievers? Here are a few ways you can get started:

  • Be a foster home

    Foster homes are the most critical link in our rescue chain. We can only take in as many dogs as we have foster homes. Read more about fostering.
  • Donate money

    LRR uses your monetary donations primarily to ensure the health and adoptability of rescued dogs. This includes neutering or spaying, rabies shots, heartworm tests and treatments, microchipping, and more. Read more about donating.
  • Shop in our store

    Visit our online store to shop for great items for your dogs, as well as human items featuring our LRR logo. Each purchase helps fund LRR's rescue activities!
  • Other options

    Read our how you can help us page for details on these and several other ways you can help LRR find the perfect "forever home" for our dogs.