Frequently asked questions
Where does LRGR get their Labs?
LRGR rescues Labradors and Lab/mixes from shelters across, but not limited to, the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.
How much does it cost to adopt a dog through the rescue?
Does LRGR require a fenced yard?
We do not require a fenced yard. In fact, some dog owners rely only on a fenced yard to provide exercise for their dogs,but we believe that dogs benefit from getting out and exploring the world around them through walks and hikes.
Do you adopt to families with young children?
Yes, we do do allow families with young children to adopt. Dogs that are approved for young children have been tested with young children. Dogs that have not been tested with young children, will not be approved for families with children 8 and under.
What does the adoption fee cover?
Every Lab that comes into our rescue is examed by one of our veterinary partners. All dogs will have their core vaccines updated (Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella), Heartworm Test, Fecal and spay/neuter. Puppies under 6 months and under will not be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Applicants who adopt puppies are responsible for the cost of the spay/neuter when the dog is between 6-9 months of age.
Does LRGR have a physical building where dogs are housed?
No, all our dogs are housed in loving foster homes. We believe dogs living inside a home, provided us with the best chance at getting to know the behavoirs and personality of each dog. Having a good handle on the dogs personality helps us make a perfect match for your family.
Is a Labrador Retriever the right dog for me?
Labradors are a delightful breed with wonderful personalities. They’re fantastic with children and love to play. They’re friendly, exuberant, loyal and very eager to please. The Labrador Retriever is a working dog. They were bred to run, swim and retreive for fisherman and hunters. This breed is high energy and needs plenty of daily exercise.
I see a dog I am interested in, how do I meet him/her?
Once your application is approved, you will be added to our approved adopter's list. Your AC (Adoption Coordinator) will work closley with you to find the perfect match. You will also recieve a weekly email of avaiable dogs. When you and or your AC find a dog that may be a match, you will be added to the list for that particular dog. We determine a good match by date of approval and best match for the dog and family.
Do Labrador Retrievers shed?
Yes, Labrador Retievers are notorious for shedding. While Labradors shed all throught the year, the hair loss is more profound as the seasons change. The best way to manage shedding is to brush your Labs hair regularly to remove the dead hair.
Do you adopt out puppy littermates?
No, LRGR believes that puppy littermates should be seperated.
How long does it take to find a match for my family?
How long can a dog stay home alone?
It’s not a simple question. How long your dog can stay home alone completely depends on your dog, their age, and their physical and emotional needs. These are important things to think about when you bring a dog into your family. Most dogs will spend time home alone on a daily basis. While not all dogs are alike, most healthy adult dogs should be able to relieve themselves about five to six times a day. Seniors or dogs with medical issues may need more opportunities to get out for a potty break. Puppies on the other hand, will need to go out and take care of business every 1-4 hours depending on their age.
Does LRGR adopt to families that live in Apartments,Condos or Townhomes?
The short answer is Yes! When choosing a dog for adopters in this type of living situation, we must look at personality traits of our dogs and make a match based upon the ability of the dog to live in close proximity to neighbors. A dog that is a barker or has anxiety to loud noises would not be a good match for this type of living situation. We would want a dog that can mind his manners around people in the hallway or elevator.