Welcome to our adoption center. This area is for all things related to adoption. Here you can learn about how to adopt from Lab Rescue, look through our labs available for adoption and view upcoming adoption events. You can complete an online application form or download a printable application form. Please take some time to review our special labs section to demystify some of fears you might have about adoption a lab with special needs. Select the area that most interests you.
Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and northeast North Carolina. Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, with their family – human and canine – to meet the dog they want to adopt.
If you live outside of the Lab Rescue service area and would like to adopt, please review the list of rescues elsewhere in the country, available at www.thelabradorclub.com, do a Google search on Lab Rescue and your location, or search on Petfinder.com or Adoptapet.com to find a rescue who places Labs near you.
|About the Adoption Process
If you are starting the process of adopting from Lab Rescue, you need to know what's involved. We require that you complete an application and be interviewed before you adopt.
|Labs Available for Adoption
At any given time Lab Rescue has between 30 and 60 labs looking for homes. This page is updated regularly but a lab you like may have been adopted since your last visit.
|Before You Adopt!
Make sure you're really ready to add a lab to your home. Our goal is to have an adopted lab stay in the home of its new family. If you're not ready to adopt, we would encourage you to wait until you are. We have highlighted some questions you should ask before you adopt.
|Choosing the Right Lab
Different shapes, sizes, personalities and energy levels. There's as much variety in labs as there are in people. Read about some of these characteristics before you adopt your perfect lab.
|Special Labs Offer Special Love
What makes a lab special? It's the love they add to your family. Some labs may have special needs but this shouldn't deter you from adopting them. They have many gifts to offer in return. Read the stories of several Lab Rescue volunteers who have had long happy lives with their special needs friends.
|Resources for Adopters
So you've adopted a lab. Congratulations! You've made the right decision. Now what? Every family and lab relationship is unique and we'd like to help you with some of the tips and tricks that Lab Rescue volunteers have learned over the years. We have ideas for every aspect from the first few days your lab is with you to how to make your dog a welcome member of your neighborhood.
|How to Give up a Lab to Lab Rescue
If you have a lab and your circumstances have changed, giving him or her to Lab Rescue of the LRCP may be an option. Read this section to find out what's involved in giving up your lab. If you're reluctant to lose your friend, read some of the helpful tips we offer to help you keep your lab.