About Greater Dayton Labrador Retriever Rescue

GDLRR was started in December 2004 by a group of business women who saw a need in the Dayton Ohio area. In the last six months, we have branched out and now have numerous fosters in Columbus OH as well. Due to the popularity of the Labrador Retriever in the US and rated as AKC's most popular breed for the last 15 years, has caused over breeding. We help to find homes for these unwanted dogs by placing them in a loving foster caregiver's home until a permanent home can be found. We feel by having dogs in a home environment, we can share information about the dog and assist in getting the dog crate trained, basic obedience, socialization skills, and housebreaking.

All unaltered adult dogs and puppies over 8 weeks of age brought into the rescue are spayed/neutered. They have been vet checked, fecal tested for parasites and treated if needed, heartworm negative or have been treated for heartworms, heartworm preventative given, all vaccinations are updated including a 1 year rabies, micro chipped, all pre-existing injuries or medical problems are treated by a licensed vet, and they have been groomed from head to tail.

Take a moment to review the dogs we have available and if you don't find one today, subscribe to our RSS feed to get an updated listing of available dogs! We are very fortunate to have rehabilitated and re-homed 350 rescued dogs to good homes - as one gets adopted another one takes their place. You can also contact us with a specific request and if a dog you desire becomes available, we can call to set up a time to meet the dog.

Our dogs have been placed with fosters located in all parts of the Dayton area. Once you have gone through our application process, select a dog(s) and would like to arrange a visit, our Rescue Director will put you in contact with the foster care giver. If the dog is right for you, the adoption will take place that day and the dog will be starting a new life with you.

If you are thinking about adding a Labrador to your home, take a moment to read our breed fact sheet and if you have questions, feel free to contact us. You may also want to consider becoming a foster care giver. The dogs far outnumber us and we can only take in so many. See our foster care giver page.

"saving one dog won't change the world, but the world will be certainly changed for that one dog"

Thank you for considering rescuing a Labrador Retriever!

Available Dogs

To view our available dogs, please visit out Petfinder Listing. The link will open in a new window.

We are working hard on trying to keep the list updated and soon to have the available dogs listing on our site again. Thank you for your patience while we get this working.


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