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    How You Can Help

    Make a Donation

    You can help the Labrador Rescue of Cincinnati by making a tax-deductable donation using your account or by using your credit card via PayPal! It is fast, free and secure.


    Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, eCheck via PayPal

    (Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. Simply click the "Make a Donation" button above, then follow the instructions to make a donation using your credit card.)

    Sponsor a Rescue Lab

    Sponsoring a homeless dog is a great way to open your heart to a rescued dog, even if you can't open your home to one. Sponsorship is typically $10 per month, or $100 per year. You can select the dog you wish you sponsor, or ask the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati to choose a dog for you. We will then send you a certificate, along with an 8.5 x 11 letter and an "autographed" picture from your dog.

    We will also place your name in the pet's bio and will let you know when he or she has been adopted. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our Labradors, simply click the "spnsor this pet" button on a pet's page on Or, you can click on the "Make a Donation" button towards the top of this page, which allows you to make a secure transaction via PayPal.

    If you prefer to make a donation via personal check or money order, make them payable to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati or LRRoC. Then, send your name, address, phone number, email address, and the name of the dog you wish to sponsor along with your donation to:

          Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati
          8327 Northport Dr.
          Cincinnati, OH      45255

    Thank you all so very much for your kindness and generosity.
    Remember that all donations are tax deductible!

    Our Wish List

    We are always in need of supplies to help maintain the labradors and other homeless dogs we have rescued. As a non-profit organization, donations are our only income. Our veterinary bills alone are staggering. Remember that all donations are tax deductible and ALL donations go directly to the rescue! We have no paid employees and our success depends solely on the time and energy of our volunteers. Other items include:

  • Tax-deductable donations for vet bills
          (payable to "Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati")
  • Medium-sized Prong Collars (NO choke chain collars)
  • Regular Collars and leashes
  • Stainless Steel Dog Food Bowls
  • Dog Biscuits, Nylabones and Kong Toys
  • Blankets
  • Sheets all sizes (fitted & flat)
  • Gas Gift Cards for Transporters
  • Shampoos (any and all types)
  • Dog Beds
  • Grooming supplies (brushes, combs etc)
  • Rugs/floor mats
  • Fans - box or other
  • Bleach
  • Laundry soap
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Garbage bags 55 or 15-20 gallon
  • Paper towels
  • Stamps
  • Gift Certificates for Staples

  • Visit Our Affiliates

    Create your free account, then shop from their list of merchants to donate a portion of your purchase to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati. Just be sure to start your online shopping at the Mall at, or download their shopping window. There are dozens of stores participating stores. offers resources for pet travelers to ensure they are welcome, happy, and safe when traveling. They offer directories of pet friendly lodging across the U.S., pet hospitals and pet recreational activities, an online pet shop, airline pet policies, along with other pet travel resources. Their Bonzo Beans Pet Shop is an online specialty pet supply store, which offers a selection of unique pet supplies. When you make a purchase, will donate 15% of the sale to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati.

    The folks at Fetching Tags make ID tags that are incredibly durable and complement the beauty and loyalty of our best friends. Their taglines capture the very essence of these beloved beasts -- the sweetness and slobber, the thrill of chase and chow, the belly rub and butt scratch. And perhaps most importantly, they make tags that help lost dogs find their way home. With each purchase, be sure to mention Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati during checkout and Fetching Tags will donate a portion of the proceeds to our rescue.

    If you are not familiar with these unique products, Udder Tugs and Toys are made in Kansas from recycled rubber liners used in machines to milk real cows. Be sure to select the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati from their list of Rescues during checkout and Helping Udders will donate 25% of Tug sales to our Rescue. With any other products you purchase, Helping Udders will donate 10% to our rescue.

    Where Does My Donation Go?

    The Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati has no paid employees, no chairpersons, no managers...and no overhead. As such, 100% of your donation goes towards the care and feeding of the labradors. While most people think the biggest cost involved in rescue is simply feeding the animals, the veterinary charges and boarding are far more expensive. Listed below are some of the typical expenses we face each month:

  • Heartworm Treatment
  • Ear Infections
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Vaccinations (DHLP2, Rabies, Bordatella)
  • Isoflurane Anesthetic
  • Pre-surgical Blood Panel
  • Hospitalization
  • Boarding
  • Surgical packs
  • Home Again Microchip
  • 40-pound Bag of Dry Dog Food per dog per month
  • Looking for more exact costs? This is what we go through on a monthly basis:

    Yikes!     UGH!

    And now, multiply all of that by the 30 to 40 Labradors that we typically have in our shelter...and you will see why your support is critical to our success. While the meager adoption fees help us recover some of the costs, the care and resources we invest in each Labrador far outweigh what we ask for in return.