Labrador Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation and is run by volunteers who donate their time and open their homes to our rescues.
The group is located in New South Wales, with volunteers located in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and WA.
Where do the dogs come from?
The labradors we rescue come mostly from the pound. We save dogs from pounds in our region, and where necessary from further afield. These dogs would otherwise be put down without ever getting their second chance at life.
We also take in animals that are surrendered directly to us. This however, only happens in special circumstances when all other alternatives in finding the dog a new home have been exhausted.
Do you save them all?
While we would like to save them all, we are restricted by the number of foster homes and carers we have available to us. It is only through the generosity of our foster carers that we have these safe houses.
We only take animals that are suitable for rehoming. The dog must be sociable and display a good temperament. In this regard you can take comfort that our dogs are road-tested and there won't be any nasty surprises.
Is there an adoption fee?
Most of our dogs have a $400- $450 adoption fee. This fee recovers our rescue and fosterings costs which include:
vet fees for desexing (most dogs come to us unspayed)
treatments where there are injuries or an illness
heartworm and intestinal worm treatments
transport from pounds to foster homes
ongoing food costs
bedding and toys
leads, collars and other incidentals.
While some people may baulk at paying for a rescue, we suggest you do your homework and see what it costs to purchase a puppy and then have it desexed and provided with the necessary treatments listed above. Realistically you are probably coming out better financially by adopting a rescue. And, you can also take pride in the fact that you've saved a life that is very much deserving of a second chance!