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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2016 Alumni Calendar Contest

Our 2016 Alumni Calendar Contest is now open! Send us pictures of your LRR dogs and our calendar committee will pick the 12 best for our 2016 calendar! Read our calendar contest information page for rules and to upload your pictures. Contest entries will be accepted until June 1, 2015.

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.

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.

Top 10 Reasons to 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!


What's New

  • 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!

  • September 2, 2012

    We’ve updated the design of our web site! All the great LRR information and dog stories are right where you expect, but with a new modern look, iPhone compatibility, and more! To read about what’s changed, check out our 2012 Web Site Redesign page.



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.