Surrender


“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.  You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”  – Unknown

Need help finding a home for your Lab? Here’s what you need to know.

Be sure to come to an adoption event near you!SURRENDER PROCEDURES:

If your circumstances have changed, and you need to find a new home for your Labrador Retriever, we may be able to help. Send us an e-mail at surrender@labs2loverescue.org with a photo of your dog, your contact information, and the reason you are surrendering your dog. We cannot guarantee we will accept your dog. We will evaluate each situation on a case by case basis. We cannot accept dogs that have bitten someone, aggressive dogs, or dogs with serious medical conditions.

If you have found a stray Labrador Retriever there are a number of things that need to be done before we will consider accepting the dog:

Contact the county shelter in the area where the dog was found; they may have specific requirements for that area. If there are no requirements for the area shelter you should keep the dog for at least ten (10) days, during which time you should attempt to locate the owner of the dog by scanning for a microchip to identify the owner (a vet or the county can do this for you), posting flyers around the area where he/she was found, and notifying local veterinarians regarding the lost dog. If you have not located the owner and wish to surrender the dog after the ten (10) day period, send us an e-mail (e-mail: surrender@labs2loverescue.org) with a photo of the dog, your contact information, and the reason you are surrendering the dog. Again, we cannot guarantee we will accept the dog. We will evaluate each dog on a case by case basis.

If you cannot keep the dog for ten (10) days to attempt to find the owner, you should to take the him/her to the county shelter in the area where the dog was found.