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    Health, Training and Boarding

    Pet Stop Logo
    We are thrilled to announce our newfound partnership with Pet Stop Pet Fence Systems?! Dog and cat owners who compare electronic pet containment systems quickly discover that Pet Stop is different from the rest. Their system is fully guaranteed to work gently but effectively for any breed of dog or cat outside or inside your home. Pet Stop is the only company we've found that truly combines a depth of knowledge, commitment to technology, and, of course, a genuine love of pets. Plus, every Pet Stop pet fence system comes with an unconditional 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. Ask us about special deals for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati adopters!

    AAA K-9 In-Home Dog Training
    Lead trainer Adam Cail has been training dogs for more than 10 years. He founded AAA K-9 in 2005 in order to more fully develop his own integrated training style. He believes that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to training dogs. Adam brings common sense, psychology, love of dogs and people, positive attitudes -- and, most of all, FUN -- to his training style. LRRoC highly recommends Adam's training and has had many success stories that have been a direct result of his methods. And most importantly, the dogs love him!

    Can We Help You Keep Your Pet?
    People often feel they must give up their pets for various reasons. On these pages, you will hopefully find some alternatives and be able to keep your animal. There is also lots of information for those who would never dream of giving up their pet, but just need some advice on basic pet problems. They are often the very same problems for both groups of people. First and foremost, pets are living creatures, capable of fear, love, pain, loneliness, and joy. They should never be considered disposable property, for they should be considered members of the family.

    Parvovirus Information Center
    Courtesy of The Pet Health Library, the Canine Parvovirus Information Center has several articles that explain the disease, how your dog may contract it and how to care for dogs that have been infected. This virus barely existed before the 1970s and in no time became a major cause of canine death. Currently, it is primarily a cause of severe illness and death for puppies and adolescent dogs. Fortunately, vaccinations are an effective route of prevention, provided they are performed on the proper schedule. Review the disease, its treatment, and its prevention via several articles on this page.

    Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa
    Your pet is a part of your family. And when you aren't able to be with them, you want to be sure the people you are entrusting them to have the same lovingly high standard of care. You provide the best environment that your pets could ask for (if they could ask for it) and you don?t want that to change when you are dropping them off for a day of fun or socialization, or for a week while you are traveling.

    K9 Waves, LLC
    K9 Waves is committed to providing water fitness for your canine companion. The facility is conveniently located in Cincinnati serving the tri-state area. Because swimming is only available seasonally in this area, we are dedicated to helping canines year round. We offer an indoor heated pool and assisted swimming with an experienced certified canine aquatic practitioner.

    Marjon Kennels
    Marjon Kennel offers daily to long-term boarding for dogs and cats in a pleasant country-like setting. Our location on State Route 32 just 4 miles east of 275 makes us easily accessible. Our pickup and delivery service is a convenience that we are pleased to offer our clients.

    Vitamix has been manufacturing high performance blending equipment for over 85 years.

    Rescues, Shelters and Other Non-Profits

    Founded in 1996, LABMED is an Internet-based non-profit organization created to distribute financial aid to injured or ill rescues around the country, giving them a second chance at adoption and love from a permanent family.

    Franklin County Animal Shelter
    Lisa Wahoff, Director of Franklin County Animal Shelter, has made major changes in the public's image of the Franklin County Animal Shelter and it is becoming the savvy place to adopt a pet! Other Ohio county shelters should take heed to the progress Lisa Wahoff has made for Franklin County and look to her for direction of their own shelters. Lisa is bringing Ohio to the forefront with Franklin County! With a great website and policy changes to have the shelter work with Rescue groups to save more dogs, she is a breath of life for many dogs that would never have had a chance! Our LAB RSQ has received a number of dogs from Franklin County that have been adopted by great families in the Cincinnati area. Buckeye, our U.S.Customs dog is from the Franklin County shelter.

    The Humane Society of the United States
    The HSUS is the nation's largest animal protection organization with more than seven million members and constituents. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research, and farm animals. The HSUS protects all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, advocacy and field work. A non-profit organization, The HSUS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004, is based in Washington, D.C. and has seven regional offices across the country.

    Books, Magazines, Gifts, and Merchandise for the Lab Lover

    Judy Fuson
    Judy Fuson is a dear friend and Animal Communicator. She does phone readings and workshops, and also travels to Cincinnati area several times per year. Her book Wagging Tails, Swishing Tails, Fluffy Tails and Other Tales is now finished, and autographed copies may be ordered from her office at 888-930-9060. You may also order from the publisher at (formerly The price is $10.50, with an additional $6.00 for shipping if ordered from Judy. The book will be in bookstores after June 1st.

    Polly Thompson
    Polly Thompson is an accomplished artist whose work caught my eye as she has quite a number of Labrador works. Please visit Polly's site and enjoy as I have.

    All Labs
    Some unique products for the Labrador Retriever, the Labrador lover, or the Labrador home. This Virginia-based company was launched in 1999 and features bedding, coats, bowls, apparel, jewelry, artwork, books, home furnishings, throws and rugs, and much more. We stumbled across their site one morning and wanted to let others know about them.

    Just Labs
    From the publishers of The Retriever Journal comes Just Labs...a magazine devoted to the family Lab - the black, yellow, or chocolate dog who sleeps on the good furniture when you aren't looking; who greets you at the door each evening after work with a soggy tennis ball; and who follows you from room to room, always close, in case you need a friendly ear to scratch.
    Online since 1996, is THE best store for quality dog products and dog supplies. We have supplies for all breeds of puppies and dogs. We offer the best products, foods, and natural treats for your puppy, middle aged dog, and aging senior and we do it with fair pricing, often lower than other stores. You will not find rawhide, beef rawhides, electronic collars or other things that will hurt your dog. We ship fast and have a great return policy. We'll work hard to be your favorite dog supply store!

    The Official Stephen Huneck Website
    Stephen Huneck is an internationally acclaimed Vermont artist and sculptor, known for his children's books, playful hand-carved furniture, sculpture and woodcut prints. His work is included in many prominent museums and prestigious collections around the world. A dedicated animal lover, the artist frequently incorporates animals into his work. Favorite subjects include: Sally, Heidi and Artie, his three Labradors, Dottie, his Dalmatian, Molly, his Golden Retriever and Bingo the cat. Stephen Huneck's books in order are: "My Dog's Brain", "Sally Goes to the Beach", "Sally Goes to the Mountains", "Sally Goes to the Farm" and "The Dog Chapel". We dearly love his work!

    Row House Gallery
    Row House Gallery is a family owned and operated business featuring fine art originals, prints, books and custom framing. The gallery is the official framer for the Cincinnati Ballet, and has won numerous awards for its participation and support of community initiatives. Since 1971, Row House has been located at 211 Main Street in the old mill district of Milford, Ohio (15 miles east of Cincinnati on U.S. Route 50) in a circa 1840 row house.

    Zeppa Studios
    For over 20 years, Zeppa Studios has been designing and producing unique and whimsical animal themed giftware and accessories featuring original artwork by studio founder, M. K. Zeppa. M. K., (short for Melissa Kaye) a dog and horse fancier since birth, graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Wellesley College and holds an MFA from Pratt Institute.

    Dog Parks and Recreation

    Dog Fun Directory
    A listing of dog parks and other places where you can take your dog without a leash in the state of Ohio.

    WagsPark, Cincinnati's first and only exclusive resort for dogs. Think of it as a little piece of dog heaven here on earth! Dare we say, we pretty much thought of everything your dog will love.

    Tri-State Scuba
    Tri-State Scuba Water Academy is Cincinnati's only "5 Star" Instructor Development Center.