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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can you no longer care for your Labrador Retriever? Fill out our new owner give-up application to see if we can help!
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.
Want to help LRR and our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Labrador Retrievers? Here are a few ways you can get started: