We understand the difficulty making a decision to surrender a Labrador. Unfortunately Labradors demand a lot of time and attention which, if not given, Labs can become incredibly destructive. Thankfully there are options when you make that tough decision to rehome your pet.
Remember that your dog IS your responsibility. Please take the time to find your pet a good home. These things can take time.
Consider keeping your Lab
Rehoming your pet is distressing for both your family and your pet. One of the best solutions is to consider why you need to rehome your dog and see if you can solve it. The most common reasons people give up their pets are because they don't have the time, the dog has become destructive or is misbehaving or they are moving into a rental property that doesn't allow dogs.
If this is the case, consider employing a dog walker while you are at work, or hire a behaviourist (beahvouralist) to help you train your dog to become your ideal dog (more livable). There are some great websites setup to solve common issues faced by dog owners. Check out: Pet Rescue.
It is worth noting however, if your dog cannot live with you because of aggression or a serious behaviour issue, you have to assess whether the dog is rehomable at all. It may be kinder to put the dog to sleep yourself, rather than surrendering it to a pound or shelter before it is put to sleep there. If you are considering this option, please contact Labrador Rescue. We can help you assess whether your dog can find a new home.
Contact The Breeder
If your dog was bought from a responsible breeder, get in touch with them and explain your situation. Breeders may offer to take back the dog and rehome it or keep it for themselves. Responsible breeders will do anything to prevent their dogs ending up in the pounds.