About Us

Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond (LRGR) started in the hearts of a handful of dedicated individuals. Compassion for the neglected and homeless led to creating LRGR in the Central Virginia area. In the spring of 2006, LRGR began its life-saving work of rescuing Labradors from euthanasia in Virginia shelters. During the first year, LRGR rescued 30 abandoned Labradors from local shelters. Today we rescue more than 100 Labradors each year. Over the years, LRGR has been able to expand our rescue effort to the states of West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 


From inception with just a few dedicated volunteers, to today with more than 100 volunteers, LRGR has changed the lives of many Labradors in need. With loving foster families, friendly adoption coordinators to kind-hearted transporters ,our team of passionate, steadfast volunteers allows us to complete our mission. 


LRGR has endless gratitude to our financial supporters. We would not be able to continue our work without financial assistance from our followers. Adoption fees alone do not cover the veterinary expenses. Through the generosity of our supporters, we are able to provide life- saving surgeries, critical medical treatments along with routine veterinary care. 


While we may never know the struggles or pain that a rescue dog has been through, the happiness of going home can always be seen.

Our Board

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Members listed from left to right:

Carrie Vuori- Member 

Lindsey Johnson - Treasurer

Christine Wilson - President

Amy Palmore - Member

Dewayne Wilson - Secretary

Happily Ever Afters!

With 2021 in the history books, we would like to paws and brag a bit. We helped 172 Labs find their happily ever after. That's 172 wagging tails, 172 smiling families and countless memories in the years to come!

2021- 172 Happily ever afters!
2020- 123 Happily ever afters!
2019 - 126 Happily ever afters!
2018 - 87 Happily ever afters!
2017 - 96 Happily ever afters!
2016 - 102 Happily ever afters!
2015 - 122 Happily ever afters!
2014 - 79 Happily ever afters!
2013 - 37 Happily ever afters!

A special thank you to graphic artist Aline Du Dash, of Du Dash Creative, who shared her time and talents to create our beautiful new logo.