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Our Featured Bridgewater, CT Partner:

Labrador Retriever Rescue CT, Inc.


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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Connecticut, New York, Long Island, Massachusetts, and, if a home visit is possible, ME, VT, RI.

About Our Rescue Group:

Labrador Retriever Rescue-CT, Inc (LRRCT)is a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Labrador Retrievers that have been abandoned, lost or abused and found in shelters. The group was founded in 1996 and organized through long time participation with the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., National Rescue Program. All LRRCT labs are for the most part purebred. We do accept some compatible "retriever" mixes but essentially the predominant look and temperament is one of a Labrador Retriever. Our labs come into our program from shelters, veterinarians and owner surrenders. They are given up because of family relocation, divorce, allergies, serious illness/death of the owner or simply because their owners do not have enough time for them All of our labs are evaluated for temperament and have been kid/cat/dog tested. All of our labs are spayed/neutered, up to date on immunizations and heartworm/lyme tested. Any medical issues/surgeries are taken care of prior to placement and fully disclosed to adopters.

Our Adoption Process:

We adopt to approved families in CT & NY and, if a home visit is possible, to other New England states. We require an adoption questionairre, veterinary reference and home visit. Our questionairre helps us to match you and your family's needs with those of our labs. It can be e-mailed or faxed to you. When we have a lab that we think might make a good match for you; an appointment is scheduled for you to meet your lab. Usually, you will be called to see just one lab and you will have to notify us within 24 hours of your intention to adopt. All of our labs are adopted under a legal, binding contract. Our adoption fee is $300.00, which often only partially covers the full vetting and medical expenses incurred by our rescued labs. Rarely, no matter how carefully we match a lab and family, we are asked to take the lab back. If the placement is not working for either the family or the lab, the rescue lab must be returned to us. Lastly, LRRCT reserves the right to reclaim any rescue lab that becomes neglected, improperly cared for or is allowed to run free unsupervised. If you are not in a position to adopt but might be able to foster one of our labs, please contact us for a foster application. We carefully place our fosters in a home that would be an appropriate match for them and the foster family. And lastly, if you are not in a position to adopt or foster, please consider sponsoring one of our labs in foster care. This will help with food, boarding expenses and veterinary care. No amount is too small...

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.