SOS Lab Rescue always has a variety of dogs available for adoption. From puppies to seniors, we can find a good fit for your lifestyle and the dogs needs. Once you fill out the adoption application (by clicking on the link to the right) we can begin the process of finding a suitable match.
Adopting a dog is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Your dog will be a part of your family for the rest of it’s natural life, and can provide you with years of enjoyment and wonderful memories. Our goal is to ensure that all our dogs find permanent, loving homes and each applicant finds the perfect dog for their family’s lifestyle.
We will need 4 personal references from your family, groomer, neighbor etc.
If you do not have current Vet please list the one you plan to use.
The adoption fee varies according to the age and health of the dog. All fees are used to cover the expenses incurred by SOSLabRescue. We are a 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization. All fees and donations offset the medical costs and care of each dog(s) until the dog(s) are ready for adoption. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and are treated for infections and allergies if needed. Serious medical problems are also addressed and treated. Fees also are used for behavioral training and boarding facilities when necessary.
How to Apply
The process for adopting one of our Labrador Retrievers starts with completing an application. Click on the link above to download and print an application. Once you send, or email it back to us we can move forward. We will then set up a home visit, call your references, and discuss the adoption fee. These steps do not need to be in any particular order.
Our application asks questions regarding your history with dogs, your lifestyle, and what you are looking for in the Labrador Retriever that will become your newest member of the family.
You will be called for a phone interview and a home visit by one of our volunteers. ALL family members must be present for the home visit. The volunteer will be looking for information on where the dog will spend the day and evening, and whether you have adequate space as well as an understanding of the needs of a lab. We require that all of our dogs be “inside dogs” - Labradors are very unhappy if left outside unattended, even if they are with another dog. After your home check, and all references have been contacted, final arrangements will be made for you to pick up your new family member.
There is often a waiting list for puppies, depending on the size of the litter. Puppies are ready to go to their new home when they are 8-10 weeks old so they can begin bonding with their new family. This is a crucial time for the puppy to become bonded to it's new family and home environment.