Adopt A Labrador Retriever
If you are interested in adoption, please fill out the Adoption Application (MS Word Format). To help defray costs of processing an application, a non-refundable $25.00 application fee is required. For your convenience you may submit your application via e-mail and use our pay pal account for submitting the application fee or you can mail your form along with your check for $25.00 to the address below.GDLRR
375 Baker St.
Brookville OH 45309 Adoption Application
To view a list of available labrador retrieveer dogs for adoption in the Dayton area, please visit our page on Petfinders.
Our total adoption fee are $300.00 for dogs over 5 months and $325.00 for puppies under 6 months. ($25.00 of this is the non-refundable application fee mentioned above). Each dog has been vet checked, fecal tested for worms - treated if test is positive, heart worm tested, all vaccinations including 1 year rabies are up-to-date, given heart worm preventative, been spayed/neutered, and given any other vet care or meds the dog requires. Each dog receives a collar/leash, a folder with info on the dog and your adoption paperwork, a going home canvas bag which will include a toy, bone, or treat and any items the foster has supplied to the dog to help ease the transition.
The average cost to treat a healthy unaltered dog is approximately $180.00; the extra money made on one dog is used to help cover medical costs for a dog that requires extra care. For instance, the cost to treat a heart worm positive dog is $300.00; treatment for an injured or abused dog can go as high as $1500.00. All the money raised through donations, adoptions, or fundraiser's go to the care and well being of these dogs. We strive to keep administrative costs as low as possible, with many of our foster caregivers donating office supplies, printer cartridges, blankets, food, treats, toys, and crates/kennels. Without donations, we could not continue to help these animals.
Adoption Fee Online Payment
As of 1-01-2015, adoption fees are non-refundable.
Do you have room in your home to foster a Labrador Retriever? Labrador Retrievers are popular and because of this, we see so many that end up at the animal shelter or are given up by their owners because they don't have time to spend with the dog. Would you have space in your home and time to care for an unwanted Labrador until he/she could be placed into a permanent and loving home?
Fostering is a great way to help shelters from becoming overcrowded and therefore saving dogs from euthanasia and the best part is this can be done in the comfort of your home. GDLRR rescues purebred and mixes that display lab looks and temperament traits. Most are rescued from shelters, abusive/neglected situations, and owner release. They range in age from 5 months to 5 years of age with the majority of them between 1-2 years of age.
What you can expect to gain from fostering
Unconditional love, good play mates for your dog(s), satisfaction that you had a part in enriching another family's life with a wonderful pet, watching abused and neglected dogs thrive in a loving environment, and most of all knowing you have given them a second chance at life. If you have older children who are thinking about getting a part-time job or going to college, most potential employers and colleges look favorably at students who voluteer their time. It is also a great way to teach younger children responsibility.
GDLRR provides veterinary care while the dog is in your care and expense your incur, including mileage while caring for the dog are tax deductible. If you need a crate or help with food, we can also help with those expenses.
Keep in mind that every member of your family needs to buy-in to having the dog in your home. Labs adapt very well with other dogs, people, and their environment. You will find that dogs who have been rescued from a shelter are very appreciative. Most of our dogs are in your home 2-4 weeks before they are adopted- puppies usually a matter of days.
The best part of fostering is the happy ending. It's hard to let them go but you know they will be getting a good home where they will be loved and well cared for. Foster's are the heart of any rescue - without them these dogs won't get an opportunity for a better life. Thanks for considering foster care giving. It's an experience that will touch your heart.
If you are interested in becoming a foster care giver, please complete the Foster Application (MS Word format) and e-mail to us. We will contact you within a few days.Foster Application
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.