Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment, but we know sometimes life circumstances happen that make it impossible to keep your Lab. We certainly hope you don't take your dog to a shelter where his chances aren't good so here are some options to help.
- If you're giving up your dog because of vet and other care costs, please check out some of the organizations and funding that might help you on our Lab links and resources page.
- If you still need to find a new home for your Lab, it's best to start with friends and family who might be willing to take your dog in, especially on a temporary basis.
- If you have a purebred Lab, you can contact Lab Rescue for possible placement assistance (see more below).
- If you have a Lab or mostly Lab mix that you'd like to list on our website, read the guidelines on our Labs Available from Others page.
- Another option is to advertise your dog in the places in your area where people often look for pets in need of new homes such as CraigsList and Next Door.. Please thoroughly screen people interested in adopting your dog since labratories and other people you wouldn't want to give your dog to regularly scan for free pets.
Please allow plenty of time to find a new home for your Lab, especially if it's older, a mix, or has medical or behaviorial issues. There are so many homeless Labs and not enough families to adopt them.
Surrendering Your Labrador to GGLRR
If you reside in our Northern California service area and have a purebred Lab without any major health/behavior issues that would make it difficult to find a new owner, we may be able to assist you in placing your dog for adoption. Keep in mind that we never have enough foster homes for all the Labs in need, and use them primarily to save the most adoptable Labs at risk of euthanasia in the shelters so we often can't foster Labs we are helping place for the owners. If you wish to surrender the placement of your Lab through GGLRR, contact one of our re-homing specialist volunteers in your area code.
When you call, our Rescue Representative will ask you for detailed information about your Lab including age, gender, spay/neuter status, medical history, training/behavior, and much more. In addition, the representative can answer any questions you may have. Please be prepared to email GGLRR current photos of your Lab. If all sounds good, the GGLRR Rep will come meet your Lab in person to evaluate his/her adoptability and whether we can accept them into our program. If your Lab is accepted, we will market him/her to the many people coming to GGLRR looking for a Lab including our email list of pre-approved adopters waiting for the right Lab.
We ask for a minimum $100 donation to our non-profit organization when you surrender your Lab to be re-homed by our Rescue volunteers (after we evaluate and accept your Lab).
Mail cash/checks to: |
GGLRR - Lab Placement
268 Bush Street #4322,
San Francisco, CA 94104.
If you live outside of our service area, please contact another Rescue Organization nearer your home such as those under Resources.