How to Surrender a Pet to Rescue
We've heard just about every reason for giving up a Labrador: moving...don't have time...having a child...allergies...shedding...barking...health problems...behavioral problems...the list goes on. The fact is, alternatives and solutions exist for many of the behaviors, health concerns, and time constraints that generally lead folks to consider surrendering their Lab. Your Labrador is a member of your family and you owe it to them to exhaust all other means before deciding to give them up. Their life is very much in your hands.
Before you make the decision to surrender your Labrador, we encourage you to take a few moments to read Can We Help You Keep Your Pet? On these pages, you will hopefully find some advice and piece of mind to help you keep your Labrador. There is also a lot of information for those who would never dream of giving up their pet, but just need some advice on basic pet problems. It only takes a few minutes of your time and you may be very surprised at what you read...
How to Surrender
If you have read this far and feel that you have no other choice but to surrender your Lab to Rescue, we may be able to help.
Submit an online application to surrender your pet to LRRoC. (Please note that we ask you to attach an electronic photo at the end of this form -- if you have one available.) PLEASE be honest as it helps to PROPERLY place your Labrador in a new home. Negative behaviors DO NOT mean we will not take a dog into rescue! However, a completed application does not obligate LRRoC to take your pet.
There is a $25 application fee to surrender your pet to LRRoC, Inc. You will be directed to PayPal in the online form to submit payment once you've completed the application. We will not process an application that has not paid the processing fee.
This application provides general information about the Labrador you wish to surrender into our Rescue, such as name, gender, age, weight, color, type of food, dates and types of immunizations, any medical conditions that potential adopters should be aware of, and general behavior around children and other dogs.
When completing the above evaluations, PLEASE be honest as it helps to PROPERLY place your Labrador in a new home. Negative behaviors DO NOT mean we will not take a dog into rescue! What you perceive and what we perceive as negative are usually not the same. Many behaviors are just Labrador traits.
While we typically do not charge a surrender fee to take your Labrador into our Rescue, we do ask that you consider making a tax-deductable donation to the Rescue in order to help with the initial care and feeding of your Lab.
Once you submit all of the above forms, a volunteer will call or 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. Further, depending on the number of Labradors we have in our rescue, we may not be able to take in your dog immediately due to limited capacity, so we kindly ask for your patience. Thank you for your interest and understanding. A completed application does not obligate LRRoC to take your pet.
If you wish to make an appointment, have a question about any of the Labradors, or require any other information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.