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    How to Adopt


    Please note that you must fill out an application and make an appointment if you are interested in stopping by to see the Labradors. There is a non-refundable $5 processing fee that will be collected via PayPal at the end of the online application. Your application will not be processed until we receive the processing fee. There are no "walk-in" adoptions, as all applications must be screened and approved before adopting.

    If you are interested in adopting one of our labs, please fill out an application.

    Once you submit your application, a volunteer will email to let you know the status. This may take up to 14 business days, as we receive a number of applications each day and it takes time to thoroughly review each one.

    Pending approval, we will set up an appointment for you to meet our Labradors. We are open Saturdays by appointment only. Thank you for your interest and understanding.

    Before You Apply...

    Remember that owning a pet is a life-long commitment. They are not disposable property and should be treated as a member of the family. We suggest reading through the following information as you consider adopting your new family member:

    Home Instruction
    There is an adjustment period for your Labrador as he or she settles into the new home and surroundings. How long this transition takes will depend primarily on the dog's background and the amount of previous socialization. These are some tips we suggest to help your new Labrador become comfortable in the new home.

    Housebreaking
    Acquiring a dog should be planned and not a spur-of-the-moment decision. It is advantageous to get the dog at the beginning of a vacation week, when there will be time to set the stage for success. If housebreaking is made the #1 priority from the beginning, it can be accomplished in a 1-2 weeks. If housebreaking is "put on the back burner", then the wrong behavior may become habit.

    Helpful Hints
    These are some basic ground rules for owning one of our rescued Labradors, including heartworm preventative, obedience classes, interaction with other animals in the house, and acceptable chew toys.

    Kong Information
    Most behavioral problems are correctable. Read through this selection to learn how to use Kong toys in order to help promote good, healthy, non-destructive behavior in your Labrador.

    A Dog's Plea
    "Treat me kindly my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful than the loving heart of me. Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hands between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me those things you would have me learn..."

    Information For Your Adoption Appointment

    Adoption Fees and Tax Deductible Donations are payable to: Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati or LRRoC. We accept cash and personal checks only. LRRoC can not process credit cards at this time.

    Please bring all family members and pets to your scheduled appointment. LRRoC will not adopt if family members or pets are missing from the appointment. There is a 100% failure rate for adopters that do not bring all family members to the appointment.

    If you have a question about any of the Labradors, or require any other information prior to your appointment, please send email to info@rescuealab.com.

    Directions to LRRoC Appointments

    Directions to Eastgate Animal Hospital (Where LRRoC operates from)
    459 Batavia Pike
    Cincinnati, OH     45244


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    From North of Cincinnati
  • I-71 SOUTH OR I-75 SOUTH TO I-275 EAST
  • Take the ST RT 32 WEST (#63A / Newtown) Exit
  • The ramp merges on to St. Rt. 32 WEST
  • Go to the 2nd traffic light (1st light is a couple of gas stations, 2nd light is at a Kroger supermarket).
  • Turn LEFT at the 2nd light on to Bells Lane (at the Kroger intersection). Proceed to the light.
  • Turn RIGHT at the light onto Old State Rt 74 (aka Cincinnati-Batavia Pike).
  • There is a packing/shipping store on the right corner and Kroger is on your left.
  • Once you are on St Rt 74, you will pass several businesses & apartment complexes and it is approximately 1 mile to Eastgate Animal Hospital. You will be close when you pass the Ameristop and LaRosas on your left. You will then pass a bar, a tire/auto body repair shop, a street, and then our building will be on your left. The Eastgate Animal Hospital is in a large, gray building and the driveway is on the left across from a street called Roney Lane (you will see Frisch's and Roy Rogers restaurants down that street).

    From South of Cincinnati
  • I-71 / I-75 NORTH to 275 EAST
  • Take the ST RT 32 WEST (#63A / Newtown) Exit
  • The ramp merges on to St. Rt. 32 WEST
  • Once you are on 32 WEST, continue until past the gas stations (Speedway and Ashland) and the Kroger supermarket.
  • Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light on to Bells Lane (at the Kroger intersection). Proceed to the light.
  • Turn RIGHT at the light onto Old State Rt 74 (aka Cincinnati-Batavia Pike).
  • There is a packing/shipping store on the right corner and Kroger is on your left.
  • Once you are on St Rt 74, you will pass several businesses & apartment complexes and it is approximately 1 mile to Eastgate Animal Hospital. You will be close when you pass the Ameristop and LaRosas on your left. You will then pass a bar, a tire/auto body repair shop, a street, and then our building will be on your left. The Eastgate Animal Hospital is in a large, gray building and the driveway is on the left across from a street called Roney Lane (you will see Frisch's and Roy Rogers restaurants down that street).

    From Downtown
  • Take COLUMBIA PARKWAY EAST to the BEECHMONT AVE EXIT to ST RT 32 EAST.
  • (Go thru Newtown and past Ivy Hills to the top of Rt. 32 hill towards Eastgate)
  • Go to the light at the top of hill, where you will see Gray's Towing Garage on your right. Exxon and BP will be behind you on the left.
  • Turn RIGHT at the light on to Old St Rt 74. Eastgate Animal Hospital is around the bend on your RIGHT.