Labrador Retriever Rescue Of East Tennessee - Oak Ridge Pet Shelter

Labrador Retriever Rescue Of East Tennessee

Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization. We are a group of volunteers who rescue purebred Labrador Retrievers (and occasional, exceptional Lab mixes) from animal shelters and dogs who are homeless and place them in appropriate, forever homes. We are also involved with educating the public about the Labrador Retriever breed and their characteristics and needs. In addition, we participate in bringing attention to irresponsible breeding and pet ownership and the vast pet overpopulation problem. The Labrador Retriever is consistently included in the top 10 dogs on the AKC's list of most popular breeds in our country, usually, as in 1999, coming in as the number one most popular breed. This has resulted in over breeding and a large number of dogs who need our help. We take in Labs from animal shelters, from owners who can no longer keep their dogs, from puppy mills, and we take in Labs who have been found, abandoned. When a dog enters our rescue program, it is checked by a vet, given appropriate vaccinations, tested for heartworm and put on preventive, and spayed or neutered. Most dogs are then placed in foster homes where they are evaluated, house and crate trained, socialized, and treated as a valued member of the foster family. Many dogs also receive some basic obedience work while they are with a foster family. Occasionally a dog will remain at a shelter or with the person who found the dog while we attempt to place it. Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee always needs volunteer help! We need volunteers who can foster Labs, help with transportation, create newsletters, help with paper work, and provide dog evaluations. We also welcome assistance with our periodic fund raisers. Please contact one of the ET Lab Rescue Contacts

  • Shelter Address

  • Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Phone
  • (865) 687-6994
  • Contact Name
  • Linda Gilpin
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Dogs
  • Location served
  • Tennessee and surrounding states

Adoption Process

The first step in adopting one of our rescues is to complete the adoption application. After you have submitted your application, we will contact you to make arrangements for you to meet the lab(s) in which you are interested.

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