Maine Lab Rescue was founded in May, 2012. We are a foster based, mostly volunteer organization. Rescue efforts are focused on saving Labs and Lab mixes from high-kill shelters or other undesirable circumstances in the south. While we focus on the Labrador Retriever and Lab mixes, we also rescue other mixed breed dogs/puppies and cats/kittens, we use our resources to help where we can. We hold a valid permit to import dogs and cats into the state, issued by Maine Department of Agriculture. Maine Lab Rescue is a private, mostly volunteer rescue. We do not receive funding from federal, state or local governments. Sponsorships of pull fees, vetting and transportation are always welcome. As a private organization, contributions made to Maine Lab Rescue are not tax deductible.
Our process for submitting applications and inquiries has changed. We are only able to accept applications for pets currently posted in our adoptables album on Facebook or our Petfinder listings, we are no longer accepting general applications for a future pet. We prioritize and limit application processing to only those applicants who are interested in a specific dog or cat currently available for adoption, and then we process in the order the inquiry is received. Having an already approved application does not change where a person is on a particular dog’s list of interested families. Please do not apply for a pet if you are not able to adopt immediately, we are not able to hold pets for a future meet and greet, nor are we able to hold adopted pets for a future pick up. Before submitting an application, please make sure your references (landlord, personal and veterinary) are aware that you are looking to adopt a pet and that we may be calling for a reference. Please note, our volunteers may call from area codes other than Maine's area code, 207. If we are unable to reach your references, the person calling will leave a voice mail, if it is set up on the phone. If personal references fail to call us back, the application remains in a pending status and cannot be processed further. Applications are processed in the order received. If you are interested in adopting one of our pets who is currently listed as available for adoption, we recommend you include a completed application with your email. We are currently only able to process the first few applications for a particular pet. While we'd like to answer all application emails quickly, due to volunteer availability, we aren't always able to do so in a timely manner. Please note, if your application is approved and you are notified that you are first in line for one of the pets you are interested in, you should be prepared to meet and, barring anything unforeseen, adopt that pet within a couple of days of notification at either our next scheduled adoption event or by appointment, depending on foster availability. As previously mentioned, we are unable to hold pets for future meet and greet or adoption, nor can we hold adopted pets for future pick up. Please allow up to a week, or more in some cases, for us to process your application, we are primarily a volunteer organization and at certain times can receive very high volumes of applications and emails. Email is our primary method of communication, please be sure to check yours regularly, especially toward the end of the week. If using your work email, please make sure you have access to it outside of normal business hours, or when you are on vacation, otherwise please use an alternate email address for all communication, including application submission. Submitting an application does not guarantee the ability to adopt, nor does it place a particular pet you are interested in on hold.
Gorham ME 04038 | 5.2 miles away
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Westbrook ME 04092 | 5.8 miles away
YCRAA is a small group of dedicated, unpaid volunteer dog lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected Chihuahuas. We also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners. We operate this rescue in our free time, aside from full-time jobs. Our dogs reside in foster homes.
Westbrook ME 04092 | 5.8 miles away
Fetching Hope Rescue (FHR) represents an all volunteer canine rescue group whose mission is to save the lives of neglected, abused and/or stray dogs by finding them safe, loving, and permanent homes in New England. We are proud to add that we are an approved 501 (c) (3.)
Falmouth ME | 7 miles away
Paws and Claws Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of volunteers who devote and dedicate their love, time, and personal resources 7 days a week, 365 days per year to rescue and care for homeless, abused, and abandoned animals. We do not have a shelter. Our rescue animals are taken in and cared for in our own homes through a network of foster families.
Portland ME | 7.9 miles away
Buddy Up Animal Society networks with shelters, trainers, behaviorists, foster homes, and adoptive homes to provide a safe haven for pets who run out of options in the shelter system. It’s also our mission to promote sterilization and adoption over breeding as a solution to the homeless animal population, and to offer programs in humane education and training. Based in the southern and midcoast
Portland ME 04101 | 8.4 miles away
FoFF is committed to helping feral cats in southern Maine. Our mission is to humanely reduce the number of feral cats in our communities through trapping, neutering, and then releasing them back to their colony sites (a method called Trap-Neuter-Return or TNR). In time, the colonies’ populations shrink due to lack of reproduction. We provide the colonies with food and water regularly and monitor
Portland ME 04102 | 8.5 miles away
Maine Sheltie Rescue is a not-for-profit group based in Maine comprised of volunteers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont who give their time, ability, and homes to help place Shelties where they will be cared for and loved. Our main goals are the protection of Shelties already here, the prevention of further over-breeding and the education of the public about the Sheltie breed.
Scarborough ME 04074 | 9.3 miles away
Founded in 2008, Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital has been providing exceptional veterinary care to cats and dogs in Scarborough and the surrounding areas for over a decade. We understand that pets are family which is exactly why we treat our patients as if they were our own. If you're looking for compassionate care and individualized treatment for your furry friend, you've come to the r
Portland ME 04104 | 9.4 miles away
Friends of Willow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Friends of Willow is dedicated to providing rescue, shelter, medical care, and spay/neuter services for abandoned, abused, or neglected rabbits in Southern Maine. The mission of Friends of Willow is to (1) place all of these rabbits into permanent and loving, safe indoor homes and to (2) educate the public regarding companion rabbit care, th
South Portland ME 04116 | 9.6 miles away
Almost Home Rescue is a non-profit rescue in the New England area. We are a non-profit all-breed rescue organization dedicated to saving lives and finding forever homes for stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs in danger of euthanasia.
Gorham ME | 10.7 miles away
Helping Paws Maine is a volunteer dog rescue organization whose mission is dedicated to saving lives, and finding permanent homes for stray, abandoned, and surrendered puppies & dogs. We are a 501C(3) non-profit rescue group located in Gorham, Maine. Helping Paws Maine partners with rescue groups in Mississippi to bring unwanted or abandoned puppies & dogs up to Maine and match them lovin
Portland ME | 14 miles away
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Freeport ME | 16.2 miles away
Journey Home Dog Rescue is a volunteer-based IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began in the summer of 2005 with a rescue mission to Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Our immediate goals at that time were to: Transfer as many dogs as possible out of "high-kill" dog pounds in the region into a temporary "no-kill" shelter; Transport as many dogs as possible back to M
Brunswick ME 04011 | 22.6 miles away
Once existing as two individual animal shelters, we came together to be a bigger, better force for animals. Now, Midcoast Humane is one of the biggest shelters in the state of Maine, operating animal sheltering facilities in Brunswick and Edgecomb. We provide care and second chances to nearly 3,500 animals every year, and assist hundreds more through our programming. But we’re not just about the