Rescue Organizations

Find a Rescue

There are many organizations in the United States that are committed to helping Labradors that are in need of a new home, find a local rescue group near you today. 

Search the LRC Rescue Group Directory

Start a Rescue Group

Have you considered starting a rescue group for Labrador Retrievers? Review our information on the best practices for going about this endeavor.

Before you start one though, please be aware that Labs are the #1 breed for number of dogs/puppies registered and you will be VERY busy if you plan to do this on your own. It is ideal to link up with an organized rescue group if possible, perhaps there is a Lab rescue already in your state that you can become a satellite for. Check the LRC Rescue Group Directory to find out if there is an orgnaization in your area.

Starting a 501c3? This web site has many helpful tips: http://www.nonprofits.org/

For filing, costs will vary from state to state. Filing the 501(c)(3) application is expensive. The fee is based on revenues so if you are just getting started your fees will be less than if you wait until you are more established. You may want to consult an attorney and/or an accountant although many groups fill out the paperwork themselves.

Once you are set up, you will have your usual business expenses: stationery and envelopes, printing, web page, advertising, routine office supplies, post office box, etc. If your Board Members are not volunteers, there are also salaries to pay. Any expenses incurred by Board Members may be reimbursed by the organization or the Board Members may elect to donate their expenses and take a tax deduction. You will need to decide what documentation is needed for people to get reimbursed for their expenses if you go that route.

National Rescue Fund

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. maintains a special fund for the emergency care of Labs who are abandoned in multiple numbers, i.e. floods, tornadoes, death of owner or puppy mill shut down.  This fund was established to pay for the immediate care of the animals such as vaccinations, health checks, or short term boarding. It is available to any organized purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue Group that is recognized by the National Rescue Coordinator. Need funding? Submit the funding request form.

BE A HERO! A portion of the LRC Store proceeds go to the LRC's rescue fund. 

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LRC Rescue Chairs

Contact the Labrador Retriever Club rescue chairs with any questions - we are happy to help!

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