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.
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.
We Need Dogs!
Are you no longer able to keep your Labrador Retriever and need to find a new home for him or her? LRR may be able to help. We have approved adopters looking for friendly labs between 2 and 5 years old. If your dog gets along with other dogs and loves people, you can complete our Dog Surrender Application and we will evaluate your application for potential adopter matches.
For many consecutive years, the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed of dog in America.Learn more
Our goal at LRR is to match our Labs with the perfect owners. Learn more about our adoption process.Learn more
We are always looking for new volunteers. Be a foster home, transport dogs, do house checks, or evaluate dogs at shelters.Learn more
As part of LRR’s evolution over the past year, we are now focusing more on finding dogs for past adopters and friends of LRR, rather than taking in many dogs and spending months finding adopters for them. Our philosophy remains the same: finding the perfect match and placing each dog into his or her “forever home”. Due to this change, dogs may not be listed on our web site since we usually have a number of approved adopters ready for a new family member.
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!
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.