GGLRR Board of Directors
- President: Katy Jenkins Courtney
- Vice Pres: Dave Ely
- Treasurer: Liz Frome
- Secretary: Mary Gumlia
- Education: Sandy Markuse
- Volunteers: Jennifer Dekker-Davidson
- Fundraising: Cindi Wilson, Federica Judica
- Members at Large: Debbi Behrman
Testimonials from our Adopters
We are delighted to get updates from our adopters about Labs who have found their forever homes. Our Success Stories will touch your heart with the happy ending tales of Labs recently adopted from GGLRR.
Lab Rescue Overview
GGLRR is an all-volunteer, nonprofit tax-exempt organization in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. We've been placing unwanted Labs in loving homes since 1986! 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.
While GGLRR focuses on rescuing and rehoming Labrador Retrievers, some of our dogs are Lab mixes. Sometimes we know what they are mixed with; most times we do not. We may even have a dog up for adoption that has some physical resemblance of a Lab but turns out not to be a Lab at all (per a DNA analysis performed by the adopter). We endeavor to rescue/rehome Lab mixes that look mostly like a Lab and have the personality/temperament of a Lab. The younger a dog is, the more difficult it is to tell how “Labby” a dog will be when it is fully grown. We realize that people come to us to adopt a Lab. GGLRR cherishes the opportunity to provide new forever homes for all of the dogs that come into our program.
We serve the greater San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose Bay Area (including up to Napa) and encompass the following area codes: 408, 415, 510, 650, parts of 707, 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 rescues ~250 Labs each year 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!
GGLRR exists to:
- Encourage and promote responsible dog ownership and reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Labrador Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption.
- Promote the humane treatment of Labrador Retrievers and accept for placement unwanted Labrador Retrievers, care for them medically, spay/neuter them and place them in caring homes.
- Provide educational services to interested public regarding responsible breeding and guardianship of Labrador Retrievers.
- Educate dog owners about training, spay/neuter and the humane care for their dogs and promote good canine citizenship.
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.
Hear About Lab Rescue from our Board Members / RepsListen to Rescue Rep. Dave Ely talk about GGLRR and his experiences with saving Labs on the Pawprint podcast. Click for the podcast.
Watch Liz Frome talk about her 20+ years of volunteering with GGLRR in this YouTube video.