Loyal Order of Labradors™
The Loyal Order of Labradors™ (LOL) was established in 2003 by Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. (LRR) to provide assistance to Adopters and their Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. dogs aged seven years or older.
If your LRR-adopted dog is now 7 years or older, read about how to sign up for the Loyal Order of Labradors™.
IN MEMORY OF DUKE, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN DECEMBER 2013, AT AGE 12. Duke really does live like, well, a duke! His health is excellent for an older gentleman. He is still very active, though a little less frisky than he once was, and has no significant health concerns. Duke’s day is filled with many visits to his back yard where he romps with his LRR brother Woody. When Dad is available, the boys retrieve balls or sticks. On nice days, there might even be a walk in a local park. Every other night, Duke gets to sleep on the bed with Dad. When it’s his brother’s turn, Duke sleeps in his crate. LRR places foster dogs at Duke’s house and he happily welcomes them to his games of fetch! (06/09)
IN MEMORY OF BARON, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN JULY 2011, AT AGE 14. Adopted in 2000, Baron was the first Lab in his family, soon joined by a brother and sister. He has been a therapy dog, earned a Canine Good Citizen title, and continues to serve as a role model and breed ambassador for more than 50 foster Labs. But his favorite job is “working as the loving, faithful companion of his family for nine wonderful years!” Baron moves at a slower pace these days due to a bit of arthritis but he still helps to keep his family on an even keel by making sure everyone gets fed and out the door on time, especially the dog members of the family. (04/09)
Bea, age 7, is Queen of the Court and Mommy’s little girl, all in one! She reigns over her backyard domain, protecting it from invasions of deer and other critters. Bea lives a pampered life with her Mom, Dad, 2 two-legged brothers and 2 four-legged brothers. Although frightened and shy when adopted in 2004, Bea has become much more confident with the consistent, kind loving care of her family. Sometimes she still gets scared by the smell of the toaster, beep of the microwave or nasty thunderstorms, but Bea is always happy to snuggle and give Sweet Bea kisses to her people. (04/09)
IN MEMORY OF PUDGE, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN JUNE 2010, AT AGE 11. One of 3 Labbies in his family, Pudge, now 9, was adopted by his forever family in 2003. Despite fatty lumps, creaky joints from arthritis and bursitis, a heart condition, and poor hearing, Pudge is the instigator of fun. He romps and wrestles with Lab fosters who pass through his home. He loves to run with his squeaky ball, making lots of noise, although he can barely hear it. Pudge enjoys long naps on his favorite brown sofa and makes his people laugh each day with his light hearted outlook on the world. (04/09)
Lady Bird is a true First Lady! She snoozes on a plush, luxurious bed and ever sooooo slowly stretches off it as she wakes each morning. While her people prepare for the day, Lady Bird breakfasts. She has a little outdoor time, then snoozes the day away, with rest occasionally interrupted when someone – the mailman, perhaps – approaches her home. In late afternoon, Lady Bird has more outdoor play, then her supper, and some quiet time in her crate while the family eats dinner. Her day ends with playtime with her 3-year-old human brother, and she is ready for bed – her plush one! – by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. (03/09)
The smile on Sophie’s face tells the story – she is a happy girl! Her health is generally excellent, though she is a little stiff from a bout with Lyme disease. Sophie’s day begins as she waits patiently in her bed for the alarm to go off. She hangs out in the bathroom while her owner readies for work. Then it’s downstairs for breakfast and an inspection of the back yard. Sophie is in charge of the house and the cats while her owner is at work. Evenings are spent in the park retrieving tennis balls, taking a walk, checking out the yard, eating dinner, and watching TV with her human. (3/09)
Amber loves walks and chasing tennis balls. She’s an early riser, starting her day before 4:00 a.m.! She and her master take long morning and evening walks. After she has breakfast she has a job – helping her brothers and sister wake up and prepare for the school day. When the entire family is together in the evening and weekends, they shower Amber with love. And did I mention tennis balls? Amber loves nothing more than to retrieve tennis balls. She is extremely healthy for an older girl. Her only recent health concern was an injury to her leg earlier this year. But with rest and medication, she was soon chasing tennis balls again! (3/09)
IN MEMORY OF THUNDER, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN AUGUST 2009, AT AGE 12. Thunder was adopted in 1999 at the age of 2. Thunder is slowing down a little, but still enjoys his 4 walks every day. And then he wants to play soccer inside his house! He’s quite the traveler, too. On weekends, he visits his vacation home in West Virginia, where he plays in the snow in the winter and swims in a cool mountain lake in the summer. During his down time Thunder loves to relax on the couch and cuddle with his human companion. (2/09)
Wow – what a lucky Labby Dixie is! At age 8, she has traveled across the country twice in the past 5 years. She visited California, Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, and her home state of Virginia. Dixie’s days are spent sunbathing, taking a daily walk, chasing squirrels in her yard, and playing with her mountain of toys. While her owners are at work, she listens to ’50s music and looks out the picture window. Dixie is healthy, energetic, and sports a beautiful and shiny coat. Her owners love her to death! (1/09)
Dixie crossed the rainbow bridge in Seotember 2015.
IN MEMORY OF MAX, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN JANUARY 2010, AT AGE 14. Sarah (age 12) and her elder brother, Max (13), are just like puppies when they are near the water. They never stop swimming. Max has some vision problems and can’t get around as well as he used to, but he still loves to retrieve tennis balls. While he plays ball with his owner, Sarah patrols the perimeter of the park, searching for yummy treats like dead birds. Sarah and Max love their twice-daily walks, even though they are shorter because of Max’s movement problems. In between walks, while their owners are at work, Max and Sarah nap – what else would a labbie do when no one is home? (08/08)
Sarah (age 12) and her elder brother, Max (13), are just like puppies when they are near the water. They never stop swimming. Max has some vision problems and can’t get around as well as he used to, but he still loves to retrieve tennis balls. While he plays ball with his owner, Sarah patrols the perimeter of the park, searching for yummy treats like dead birds. Sarah and Max love their twice-daily walks, even though they are shorter because of Max’s movement problems. In between walks, while their owners are at work, Max and Sarah nap – what else would a labbie do when no one is home? (08/08)
IN MEMORY OF MAGGIE, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN NOVEMBER. 2010 AT AGE 14. Wow! A lawn sprinkler! What more could a Labbie want on a hot, summer day? Maggie, who is almost 12 years old, thinks that running through the cool spray is the best way to spend the afternoon. Maggie was adopted at age 6 months and has spent 11 wonderful years with her LRR family. Her health is good, other than a little arthritis. A typical day for Maggie starts with breakfast and a walk and a fun-filled day playing with her family. Though she really loves hugs from her family, a REALLY great day includes a stroll through the sprinkler! (9/08)
Rusty Cinnamon King is famous! This 7-year-old yellow boy has 3 titles, Companion Dog Excellent, Rally Excellent and Canine Good Citizen. Rusty is part of a family of 4 labs, filling the role of court jester. He entertains everyone and has kept his owners laughing for the 6 years that he has been with them. Rusty always welcomes new fosters to the family and loves playing with them. Another favorite activity is attending training classes to learn more tricks. Rusty’s health is excellent, except for seasonal allergies that cause him to chew his feet. He’s becoming more snuggly, but is still a lively puppy at heart. (8/08)
Crossed the rainbow bridge 6/2/16. He was an awesome, amazing dog! He will be missed!
Polly Wolly Doodle is one of LRR’s great successes. A puppy mill mom, Polly was adopted at age 6.5 and was fearful of people for many months. She goes to “school” to be socialized and to spend special time with her mom. Now she is working toward a Rally Novice title and recently earned one “leg” toward this goal. She is the queen of her pack of 4 labs and makes sure the fosters fall into line. She wakes up each morning ready to EAT – her love of food is surpassed only by her favorite recreational activity – playing ball. Polly’s eyes glow at the sight of a tennis ball! Polly was Lyme positive when she came to LRR, but is now negative. (8/08)
IN MEMORY OF DEWEY, WHO CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IN DECEMBER 2012, AT AGE 11. Dewey just loves the water! And why shouldn’t he, with the same name as a famous beach in Delaware?! Now 7, Dewey was adopted when he was just over 3 years old. His health is excellent and he is often mistaken for a much younger guy. Dewey’s daily routine consists of breakfast, followed by a walk and nap, then taking care of the house while his owner is at work. The day ends with another walk, dinner, playtime, and walking again. Always eager to head for the water, Dewey will gladly abandon his usual activities for a road trip to the beach. Dewey’s owner often hears “You two were meant to be together” – another perfect LRR match! (8/08)
Nellie’s days changed recently when her owner retired. What more could a girl want than her best friend home with her all day? At age 7, Nellie was adopted more than 5 years ago, at about age 1.5 years. She is an early riser, seldom sleeping past 6:00 a.m. She has a nice walk before breakfast and takes a nap after eating. Her days are filled more walks, running in the back yard, playing ball, and naps. Oh, did I mention lots of walks – Nellie LOVES walks!? (8/08)