Where do the dogs come from?

Many rescued Labs come from local animal shelters, county animal control facilities, or directly from owners who are unable or no longer willing to care for them. All dogs are evaluated for temperament and level of training before being placed in a new home. MLRR does not accept any dogs which are known to be aggressive.

How long is the wait to adopt a Lab?

Once you are approved for adoption, the wait to adopt a dog is usually a few weeks to several months. The less specific you are about the type of Lab you want (ie. color, sex, age), the shorter the wait will be.

If I foster a rescued Lab for MLRR, can I decide to adopt my foster dog?

MLRR is always in need of foster homes for rescued Labs. The number of dogs we can rescue is limited by the number of available foster homes that we have. However, please do not offer to foster for us if you just want to use it as a way of choosing a dog to adopt. Fostering is very rewarding, but it is also requires hard work and dedication. We have a policy that foster homes cannot adopt a Lab from MLRR within 12 months of the time they begin fostering. We do not view our foster homes as potential adopters. If you want to adopt a Lab, please fill out the adoption application instead of the fostering application. What we need most in a foster home is someone who is truly dedicated to helping us save the lives of homeless Labrador Retrievers.