Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are a group of dedicated Labrador Retriever lovers in IN and the Midwest, who have united to help the stray, the unwanted Labradors that are dumped in animal shelters throughout the Midwest. We donate our time, gas, vehicles and all the love we have, to help save these poor dogs by bringing them into our homes and introducing them as part of our families. There are other rescues, so make sure you get us ~ LOVE OF LABS out of Noblesville & Avon! If you're looking for a Lab to love, look for Love of Labs.
Since the Labrador Retriever is the #1 dog in the US according to the AKC, Labs & Lab mixes are also the #1 dog in these animal shelters &/or humane societies. These shelters are full of dogs and must empty daily in order to take in more unwanted, unloved Labs & mixes from their irresponsible owners and off the streets. Most of these shelters kill their dogs for space, NOT because of disease, illness or aggression as one might think.
Many owners do not realize that their Labs do not fully mature until approximately 2-3 years of age. They also do not seem to realize that these dogs need direction & training to compensate for their high energy level. The #1 reason that Labs are in shelters is LACK OF OWNER COMMITMENT. Some people find it easier to dispose of their pets than to take the time to train and exercise them.
We are one of the only Labrador Retriever rescues in the Midwest that brings Labrador mixes into our program; most rescues only want purebreds (as they get adopted quicker & more easily). However, if there weren't so many purebred Labs, there would not be as many Lab mixes in these shelters either.
Love of Labs finds foster homes for these unwanted Labs and Lab mixes. While we evaluate these dogs, we also evaluate their medical needs by taking them to the vet. We have the vets do Fecal Exams, blood tests including testing for Heartworms. Then LOLIN brings the Labs up-to-date on their vaccines, and administers any other medication they may need, including Heartworm preventatives. Furthermore, we spay/neuter the dogs while finding forever homes for them so they will never be subjected to living in animal shelters again! (In our adoption contract, all adoptive guardians must sign that if they are unable to keep the dog for ANY reason at any time, the dog must be returned to us.)
Please join us in "Making a Difference, One Lab at a Time", by emailing Love of Labs (LOLIN, INC) at firstname.lastname@example.org for a foster or adoption application, as dogs are dying everyday HERE in Indiana, because we cannot pull them all due to the fact that we do not have ENOUGH fosters. If you can't physically take in another dog by either adoption or fostering, how about sponsoring a dog? That happens when you send in a donation of $25 and specify the money go to a certain dog. Sponsoring starts at $25 which is applied for spaying/neutering, as well as getting the dog's shots brought up-to-date.
Even if you can't sponsor a dog, perhaps you could send a donation of any size to us so that we can continue to help these Labrador Retriever and Labrador mixed dogs that die daily in these shelters. BTW, we are a 501(c)3, an IRS appointed NON-PROFIT CHARITY and your donations may be tax deductible! (Your accountant or tax professional can tell you more.) Many rescues are NOT 501(c)3, and those rescues may use your donations however they chose, not always putting the money towards the dogs.
Thank you from LOLIN and the 600 dogs we've now saved! Love of Labs, IN is determined to help educate the public of the necessity to spay and neuter their pets to avoid euthanization. We are also desperately wanting to reduce the number of Labs in kill shelters in Indiana everyday by helping the public understand that a dog is a lifetime commitment, up to 20 years for some dogs.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.