Welcome to LRR

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.

About LRR

LRR was created in 1993 to fill a need for a purebred Labrador Retriever rescue organization in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Although there are other rescue organizations in our area, we believe our rescue is unique in the amount of care we provide to our Labs and adopters.

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Our service area

We are a local rescue with volunteers in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region. Our service area is limited to parts of PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC and VA. Read about our exact service area including how to find a rescue near you if you live elsewhere.

Our Service Area

A message from LRR's Board of Directors

With some of our original and long time volunteers moving towards retirement, LRR is slowing down our intake of labs at this time. Due to our generous donors over the years, we will continue to rescue on a smaller scale and support our mission in other ways.

LRR is NOT closing our doors or shutting down. LRR is a financially stable rescue with a working governing structure and a group of dedicated volunteers.

LRR is here to provide support and assistance to our alumni. We always love to hear about the wonderful labs we have placed in great homes.

Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. looks forward to continuing our work in the rescue community to help Labrador Retrievers in need.

Why Adopt?

While you’re here, be sure to read our famous Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Rescued Dog, which has been “adopted” by dozens of other rescue organizations!

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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Foster Homes Needed!

With the Labrador Retriever being one of the most popular breeds, it is no surprise that there are more labs to rescue than many other breeds. Not a day goes by that LRR doesn’t receive a number of phone calls begging us to take an owner give-up, a shelter dog, or a stray whose owners cannot be found. Often, we must put dogs on waiting lists or reluctantly turn them away simply because we don’t have a foster home available. Our foster homes are our most important link in our rescue chain. Without their hard work and assistance, we could not save, rehabilitate and place these homeless labs.

Read more about what’s involved in fostering, and for information on how to become an LRR foster home. We especially need foster homes in Central PA—York, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, and Berks counties.

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