of East Tennessee, Inc.
A Moment to Rescue...A Lifetime to Love...
PLEASE NOTE: If you are wanting to surrender your lab, please go to the Intake Form that we require for all Owner Surrenders. You must fill this out before contacting us. Thanks!
We are constantly updating our list of labs, please check the available page frequently!
For general questions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always in dire need of foster homes. PLEASE help save dogs by agreeing to foster a Lab! Contact Linda at email@example.com if you can help.
Do you hate to see the dogs in the shelter, but don't want to commit to another family member? Try fostering! All that is needed is love and care. The foster dogs are screened by rescue volunteers and shelters and then fully vetted prior to entering a foster home. All that is required is love and care. As a foster home, you have the final say on an adoptive family after they have been through the screening process. Please contact Linda or Toni if you can help, even short-term!
PO Box 5026 - Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831
Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee is a
non-profit organization. We are a group of volunteers who rescue purebred
Labrador Retrievers (and occasional, exceptional Lab mixes) from animal shelters
and dogs who are homeless and place them in appropriate, forever homes. We are
also involved with educating the public about the Labrador Retriever breed and
their characteristics and needs. In addition, we participate in bringing
attention to irresponsible breeding and pet ownership and the vast pet
|The Labrador Retriever is consistently included
in the top 10 dogs on the AKC's list of most popular breeds in our country,
usually, as in 1999, coming in as the number one most popular breed. This has
resulted in over breeding and a large number of dogs who need our help. We take
in Labs from animal shelters, from owners who can no longer keep their dogs,
from puppy mills, and we take in Labs who have been found, abandoned.
|When a dog enters our rescue program, it is
checked by a vet, given appropriate vaccinations, tested for heartworm and put
on preventive, and spayed or neutered. Most dogs are then placed in foster homes
where they are evaluated, house and crate trained, socialized, and treated as a
valued member of the foster family. Many dogs also receive some basic obedience
work while they are with a foster family.
Occasionally a dog will remain at a shelter or with the person who found the dog
while we attempt to place it. Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee
always needs volunteer help! We need volunteers who can foster Labs, help with
transportation, create newsletters, help with paper work, and provide dog
evaluations. We also welcome assistance with our periodic fund raisers. Please
contact one of the ET Lab Rescue Contacts.
How else can you help Lab Rescue?
THANK YOU TO OUR ET LAB RESCUE VET!!!!!!
Lab Rescue of East Tennessee would like to extend its thank yous and gratitude to the Vets that work with our program:
Hospital of Anderson County