The Dog Days of Summer are here and we need your help to raise funds to replenish our operating budget.
There is no better feeling than seeing a formerly unwanted or abandoned Labrador Retriever happily run off into the distance with his or her new forever family. It is our greatest success, but we simply cannot do it without your support.
When we commit to rescuing a dog at MLRR, we do not think about the cost. We think about the chance to give a dog a happy future in a loving home. We do not see each rescued Lab as just another dog - but see each as one of our own, because they all are.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 through this campaign. Our dogs would be so grateful for your support!
MLRR is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for unwanted or abandoned Labrador Retrievers. All rescued Labs are placed in foster homes where they can be evaluated for temperament and level of training before being adopted. Some Labs do come to MLRR with significant medical needs, such as requiring treatment for heartworm or other medical procedures. Medical expenses are MLRR's largest expense.
Medical costs are not our only expense, though. We currently have a small amount budgeted for training needs but we would love to increase that amount because we have seen the impact it makes to both our foster homes and rescued Labs. You can help us meet that goal!
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which we operate and we've had to pivot away from our annual fundraising gala for the second year in a row. That's why we are hoping you will support MLRR so we can help more dogs.
Your support means so much more than ever before. Since the pandemic started, MLRR has taken in several dogs with very special needs. We have had more dogs consulting with a veterinary behaviorist and special training team than in a typical year. We are working to help dogs like Cooper, a yellow Lab who has already had nine homes so far this year! Cooper has anxiety but he has really started to blossom into the sweet dog he is meant to be with a dedicated care team helping him along the way.
Our incredible network of foster home volunteers made it possible for Sunny, a black Lab, to become the amazing dog he was always meant to be. Sunny is another one of our dogs who consulted with a veterinary behaviorist and training team while under our care. Sunny spent almost a year with our rescue but the time, love and dedication was worth every second when we helped him find his perfect forever home.
When rescue partners have reached out to MLRR about dogs with significant injuries requiring medical care or those living in truly squalid conditions, we answer that call because we know we can provide hope and love to these precious souls.
At MLRR we are on a mission to do better for our rescues and that means going beyond simply covering basic medical costs and the bare necessities. Did you know that we send trainers to our foster homes when needed? It's true! And each rescued Lab goes home with a welcome kit including a harness, clicker for training, A Sound Beginning book, treats, toys and more! Adoption fees rarely cover what MLRR spends on each rescue.
We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of families who would like to adopt dogs. Together we can save so many dogs from an uncertain future and place them into loving forever homes.
Can we count on you? Our rescued Labs would be so very grateful!
Together, “We Give Labs a Second Chance.”
MLRR is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.