Labrador Retriever Rescue-CT, Inc

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

P.O. Box 592
Essex , CT 06426
Hotline/Fax: 860-767-0381

Labrador Retriever Rescue CT, Inc has officially dissolved and ceased operations as of April 2021.

We will be keeping our FB page and website up for a bit longer for those interested in who we were and what we did and as a tribute to all the dedicated volunteers who worked so tirelessly to rescue, foster and rehome countless abandoned and needy Labrador Retrievers.

We are saddened to have to close but very proud of what we accomplished over the course of almost 25 years.  Many labradors were saved from shelters and extreme situations who might not have been otherwise. They were given a second chance and became much loved companions for so many families. We are so very grateful to all who supported us over the years, our partner veterinarians and organizations who helped us with medical and extraordinary surgeries. But most of all to our foster homes and volunteers who opened up their hearts and homes to these wonderful Labradors. To all who played a role in their journey to their forever homes...our heartfelt thanks.

LRRCT, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Labrador Retrievers in the CT, MA, RI, and NYC area. Please be aware that there are MANY lab rescues operating in this geography, some with names very similar to ours.  When looking to rescue a lab, whether from us or another rescue, please make sure you are working with a reputable group. Some things to look for in a rescue:

  • they have a strict spay/neuter policy for all their animals,  including puppies. Followup and no transfer of ownership until spay/neuter requirement met on puppies. Adoption fee includes the cost of spay/neuter. Shelter or rescue's responsibility not new owner.  
  • all dogs are current on all immunizations, including recent bloodwork for heartworm and Lyme prior to adoption
  • they fully disclose any known history - medical, behavioral, prior ownership, etc.
  • they require a home visit and adopter can meet their lab before placement, especially if there are small children or other dogs in the home
  • they agree to take the lab back if the placement is not working out

Please see About Us for additional information on what makes a reputable rescue.


Affiliated with the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc

National Rescue Program

Featured Lab - Buddy - ADOPTED!

Buddy is currently in foster and available for adoption. 


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