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.
Since this is 100% volunteer work, we greatly appreciate any size donation, both monetary or materials. Materials needed include, but are not limited to: Crates, Food (Canidae ONLY, please), Collars and Leashes. To find out how to make any donations, click the donation link.
For any dog adopted from Las Vegas Labrador Rescue, there will be an adoption fee. This fee will range from $200 and up. It will also be determined based on how much we have put into rescuing and rehabilitating each individual dog. The fee will go directly back into the fund we use for vet bills, food and other necessities our future rescue dogs will need.
Upon puppy adoption, you will need to sign a contract, promising that you will spay or neuter them. All adults will be spayed or neutered before being adopted out.
To see what dogs we have available for adoption, please click the appropriate link on the menu. Due to limited space, we cannot take in more than 3-4 at a time (Which is the reason for more foster homes). If you do not see one you are interested in or that matches your needs - scroll to the bottom of the available labs page, there is a link to our interest sheet. Please fill that out and return either via email or fax. Once on our interest list, as soon as we begin the process of bringing a rescue dog in, we can match it up to what you are looking for and if its a match, we can email you.
We also host Petco Adoption Days, as needed. See our EVENTS page on our site for more information!
If you see a dog you are interested in adopting or have something specific in mind, please complete an Adoption Application (Link below). Once you have completed that, please return to us via email or fax. Please be sure to specify which dog you are interested in - somewhere on the application or email. If your application is incomplete in any way, it will not be processed. This includes references as well. (Also, keep in mind, they can NOT be related to you, no exceptions). Upon completion of the application, once returned, it will be reviewed by a volunteer for Las Vegas Labrador Rescue. (This process can take up to 72 hours, depending on when your references call our volunteer back)
If your application has concerns of our volunteers, they will be addressed via email to discuss. If your application is not approved, we will be happy to talk with you about what you can do (if anything) to get yourself or your home ready to adopt a Labrador Retriever.
After satisfactory review, we will arrange a home visit. If your home meets the requirements of both Las Vegas Labrador Rescue and the dog you are interested in, we will then arrange an "in home meeting" with the dog you are interested in. At this meeting, the Las Vegas Labrador Rescue volunteer will bring the dog to your home and basically sit back and watch for about a half an hour to see how you and your family interact with the dog. Your entire family must be home for this meeting. (No exceptions).
After that meeting, the Las Vegas Labrador Rescue volunteer will take the dog back to their foster home. Adoptions will NOT be completed same night. During the next 24 hours, we want you and your family to think and discuss everything about this new addition to ensure you are 100% prepared and ready for him/her. The volunteer will then coordinate with the foster home and rescue director about their thoughts on how the two home checks went.
If they have any concerns on your home, yard or environment, they will put together the list and that list will be emailed to you the following day. If there is anything that needs to be corrected, addressed or changed, you will then have to complete all of the items BEFORE we will finalize the adoption.
Upon satisfactory completion of BOTH home visits, we will arrange a time and place for you to go pick up your new rescue dog.
If there are no dogs in our program at this time, or none that you are interested in, you can click the link below to view our "Interest Sheet" - please print this, fill it out and either email or fax back to us. Once we receive this form, you will be placed on our interest list. Any time we bring a new dog in, we will go over everyone on the list to see if they match up to what you are wanting and if so, we will email you.
If you have submitted an application to Las Vegas Labrador Rescue and have not heard back within 48-72 hours, please feel free to follow up.
If you have any further questions about the adoption process or on adoption a specific dog, please email Las Vegas Labrador Rescue at LUVMYLABS130@cox.net.
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.