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:
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.
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.
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.
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 AppointmentAdoption 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to LRRoC AppointmentsDirections to Eastgate Animal Hospital (Where LRRoC operates from)
459 Batavia Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45244
From North of Cincinnati