GGLRR is an all-volunteer, nonprofit tax-exempt organization in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Our Lab Rescue team saves purebred Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes from shelters, as well as assists people giving up their dogs for adoption. We provide foster homes, veterinary care, and rehabilitation when needed, and place them with loving, forever families. Read some of our happy ending Stories.
Our services are limited to the greater San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose Bay Area (including up to Napa and down to Monterey/Carmel) and encompass the following area codes: 408, 415, 510, 650, 707, 831, and 925.
Show your support of lab rescue by shopping in our GGLRR logo and Lab merchandise Store. Profits from our product sales go towards helping more homeless Labs.
GGLRR rescued 325 dogs in 2013 (380 in 2012, 424 in 2011, 383 in 2010 and 347 in 2009!) but the need is far greater with so many people losing jobs and homes or other reasons for abandoning their dog. If you want to help Labs in need, please consider adopting a rescue/shelter dog, making a Donation of cash/vehicle, or donating your time as a Volunteer. GGLRR and the Labs we rescue are very appreciative of all the tremendous support we receive -- thanks to the people and businesses who are contributing their time, services, and money!
Golden Gate Lab Rescue is now part of a great program provided by Amazon called, Amazon Smile.
Just click on the Get Started button below, sign in to Amazon and go shopping.
0.5% of your order will be donated to GGLRR from Amazon!!!!
Just think how that will help all the rescue dogs!!
Bella Bella, Belissima Bella! This lovely beauty’s name says it all; she is a beautiful dog from the tip of her yellow white tail to her soulful brown eyes, and with a personality to match! Bella is happy all of the time! She has everything going for her: charm, beauty, intelligence and an overall sweetness. Well, almost everything…
A few months ago, Bella injured herself. It’s not clear how; it could have been jumping off the bed or on a walk or playing, no one knows. She has a luxating patella, and the surgery to fix it is between $3500 and $4500. Her owner simply could not afford the surgery she needs. He called us, and when we met this wonderful girl we knew we had to help her. She is now in a Lab Rescue foster home, we have had her evaluated, and will be scheduling the surgery for her soon.
Bella loves to hang out with her humans, and even with her injury, enjoys her walks. Because she was not able to get her regular walks after her injury, she does have a few extra pounds she will need to lose after her surgery; it’s important for her comfort and mobility to keep her fit and at a good weight. As is typical for a dog her age, she also has the beginnings of arthritis, which is managed through medication and appropriate exercise, which she will be able to get after her surgery.
Bella has had some training, but because her previous owner was deaf, she knows all of her commands by sign, not verbally, although she is learning! She walks nicely on a leash and is a very well mannered dog. She has plenty of energy and would like more and longer walks, and time to chase the ball, but she can’t do either until she has had her survey.
Lab Rescue is establishing a fund to help cover the costs of Bella’s treatment. Your generous donation will help us get Bella the surgery she needs, so she can go to her forever home.
To donate, please follow the instructions on the Donation page and designate "Bella Fund"
Thank you from all of us at GGLRR.
We are inaugurating a new fund designed to help with the expenses associated with rescuing senior, special needs and dogs that have chronic illness. Increasingly, we are seeing senior dogs and those that have chronic conditions that have gone untreated, being surrendered, dumped at shelters, or abandoned. Due to the shortage of space, most shelters will not put dogs with even minimal health issues up for adoption. The cost of treating these dogs is prohibitive on their limited budgets and they are not able to re-coup their costs through the adoption fees.
Lab Rescue wants to be able to save more of these dogs, to get them the treatment they need and adopt them out to new homes where they will be loved and receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy. These dogs may have diabetes, Addison's disease, epilepsy or other chronic conditions, including severe allergies, that can be managed with regular vet care and (often inexpensive) medications.
We hope you will be inspired by the stories of the wonderful Labs we have been able to save and adopt to their forever families with your generous help.
To donate, please follow the instructions on the Donation page and designate "Senior / Special Needs Fund"
GGLRR exists to:
Essentially GGLRR facilitates the placement of unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving new homes. We have a spay/neuter requirement for all dogs that we place. If a dog has been abused or needs medical attention, we provide emotional and medical rehabilitation. Individuals who desire to adopt Labrador Retrievers must first contact one of our rescue representatives for adoption screening before being introduced to any of our dogs. Our primary purpose is to provide good homes for Labrador Retrievers who might otherwise be abandoned or euthanized by their previous owners. Through education, we seek to reduce the unwanted dog population and increase responsible pet ownership.