Labrador Retriever Rescue-CT, Inc (LRRCT) is a 501(c)(3) non profit charity, dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Labrador Retrievers throughout the Northeast. The group was founded in 1996 and organized through long-time participation with the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc (www.thelabradorclub.com/rescue.html) National Rescue Program. All LRRCT labs are for the most part purebred. We do accept some compatible "retriever" mixes but essentially the predominant look and temperament is one of a Labrador Retriever. Our labs come into the program from shelters, veterinarians and owner surrenders. They are given up because of family relocation, divorce, allergies, serious illness/death of the owner or simply because their owners do not have enough time for them. In this economy and political climate, labs are also being surrendered due to home foreclosures and military deployments. All of our labs are evaluated for temperament and have been kid/cat/dog tested. All of our labs are spayed/neutered, up to date on immunizations and heartworm/lyme tested. Any medical issues/surgeries are taken care of prior to placement and fully disclosed to adopters.
Please note that there are many rescue organizations operating in the CT, NYC, and greater New England areas, some of whom have similar names to ours and may also list pets for adoption on Petfinder, but are NOT affiliated with LRRCT. When opting to rescue, please research the prospective rescue organization thoroughly to make sure they are not for profit, stand by a strict spay/neuter requirement, and do not place dogs site unseen from another geography or without a full evaluation of temperament and health. You may find this article from a sister rescue organization on what makes a reputable rescue helpful. We at LRRCT have a meticulous and thoughtful adoption process that has arisen from years of experience and we stand by our labs before, during, and after adoption. We welcome any opportunity we may have to answer your questions or address your concerns about adopting a rescued lab.