Labrador Retriever Rescue
of East Tennessee, Inc.
A Moment to Rescue...A Lifetime to Love...
Available LABS

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"A dog may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative." - Mordecai Siegal  

Dogs Available for Adoption

We are desperately in need of foster homes! Could you foster a Lab? Would you like to "try" one of our labs and see how it works out for you and the dog? Fostering is the perfect way to do so! Email Linda or Betsy if you're interested in fostering a lab.

PLEASE NOTE: We *absolutely must* have your completed adoption application before we can make an appointment for you to meet one of our rescue dogs. Please be sure to note which dog(s) you are interested in on your application. 

PLEASE BE PATIENT: We are returning emails and phone calls as quickly as we can. We are all volunteers and have regular jobs and lives in addition to our Lab Rescue work. If you call and ask that we return your call, and you are calling long distance, we would appreciate it if you would give us permission in your phone message to call you back *collect* - or - allow us to return your call, then you call us right back. The less long distance phone charges we have, the more money we will have available to spend directly on our rescue dogs.

Please make sure you have an approved application before setting a time to meet our dogs.

Adoption Pending!

Meet beautiful Bella.  She is pure bred 8 years old yellow female.  She is is great shape.  Current on her shots and spayed.  Bella is crate trained and housebroken. She loves to go for car rides, and swims.  She is good with other dogs and cats and kids.  She is dearly loved but because of a new work schedule, the time for Bella is very limited.  She stays in her crate when home alone and her crate comes with her.  She is a loving girl looking for a new family. 

For more information on Bella, please call or text Linda (after 5pm on weekdays) at 865-207-5131 or email  Please send applications to  Adoption donation $200.


More Available Companions

Due to our extreme and ongoing need for more foster homes, we have been unable to save the many wonderful Labbies in local shelters. These sweethearts are hoping to be adopted before their time runs out. Lab Rescue is posting these dogs as referral only. We have not met or screened these dogs and they will not be re-homed through our organization. Please consider them when deciding to add a canine companion to your family.


Molly is at the Rockwood animal shelter.  She is about 8 years old.  She is a sweet girl and loves everyone.  We are looking for a foster or adopter for Molly . 

If you would like to foster, please call or text 865-207-5131 or email

If you would like to adopt molly or more information, call the rockwood animal shelter at 865-354-3603.

* ET Lab Rescue Contacts *



Oak Ridge
Linda Gilpin

PO Box 5026
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831


A moment to rescue...A lifetime to love.

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