2020 came with many challenges for us all. In the month of April, we saw an increase in Adoption Application submissions by 400%. What was causing such an influx of applications? Answer: Covid-19. With many Americans working from home, families now had more time to devote to raising a dog.
This demand for finding a canine companion had a trickle down effect: shelters were emptied by families adopting, veterinary practices were overwhelmed with new patients which caused a wait for medical appointments, and potential adopters found that there was a long waiting list to adopt a dog.
With the demand for dogs so high, the Intake Team worked with shelters in and out of state to rescue homeless and abandoned Labradors. The LRGR Adoption Coordinators continued to work diligently to process applications, and many new families found they had some extra time to devote to fostering a Labrador in need.
We could not have had another outstanding year without our volunteers and the support of our donors. They are what make this all possible.
149 dogs entered the rescue
On Average LRGR spends around $500 per dog in our care. The adoption fee alone does not cover our medical expenses. We rely on our donations to continue our lifesaving work.