SOLR is 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization who are dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless Labrador Retrievers and their offspring that are in need of safe and loving homes.
Complete an Adoption Application - The first step is to complete an adoption application and pay a $15 application fee. The adoption application is our way of learning more about you, your home, and your family so we can help you find the best dog for you. Speak with a Home Visit Team Member - Once your form and fee have been received, a volunteer from our Home Visit Team will be assigned your application. Your assigned Home Visit Team member will work with you to schedule a home visit and interview. Veterinary and References Check - The Home Visit team will contact your veterinary office to learn more about how you have cared for your pets. Your personal references help us learn more about you from the people who know you best. Great personal references are often neighbors, or family or friends who have been to your home frequently and/or are familiar with your current or previous pets. Your Home Visit - Your Home Visit Volunteer will come to your home to meet you and your family in the home you will be caring for your future Lab. All members of the household must be present for the home visit. The home visit volunteer will answer questions you have about our rescue and adoption process. Looking For Your Future Lab! - Once your application has been approved you will be given access to: 1. Paw-Print: Paw-Print is a weekly email that lists all of our available dogs and how to contact their foster families. 2. Adoption Portal: You will be given access to our Adopters area on our website where you will find information on our available dogs and the contact information for their foster families. Scheduling a Meet and Greet - When you see a dog you are interested in, contact the foster family to see if the you and the dog are a match! Meet and greets are scheduled in the order calls are received. Meeting a Dog at their Foster Home - Our fosters live in Arizona, and the Meet and Greet typically takes about an hour. We require that all family members (human and canine) be present for the meeting. If for some reason not all members can be present, you need to discuss this with the foster or your Home Visit Team member prior to the meeting. Deciding to Adopt - When you decide you want to adopt the dog you are visiting, we do a 24 hour wait. Many of our Labs are very cute, and we want to make sure everyone has time to think about the decision. After the 24 hours wait, you and the foster family will determine if this is the right match. If all parties agree, you will work with the Foster family to bring your new family member home. Completing the Adoption Contract - Once you have decided to adopt, you and the foster will complete the adoption contract. All adults living in the household will need to be present and sign the form. At this time, you will pay the adoption fee. Once the contract and adoption fee have been received, the dog you have adopted becomes a member of your family! Post Adoption Check in - After you have adopted your dog from SOLR, the Foster or a volunteer will reach out to you to see how your new dog and your family is adjusting. They will also try to answer questions you may have or connect you with appropriate resources.