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Life is labs Rescue, Inc.
Facts about Justice
- Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
- Color: Unknown
- Age: Young
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 4120540
My name is Justice!
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Justice is a super precious young female Black Lab. We rescued her from a high kill shelter in North Carolina... She was skinny, scared and missing lots of hair. Her recovery has been incredible. She is still timid around new dogs and people, but we are slowly working her out of that. She has recently begun readily accepting new dogs without a fear that they might hurt her. She has been seeking out new playmates on her own and we are so proud of her! While Justice is NOT aggressive, she is timid and not prepared for young children at this time. More than likely she will have a short transition period into her new home once she's adopted; she will need to learn to trust her new family. Once she trusts you, she is the most loveable and sweet baby there is! She is great in the house, with cats, in her crate and overall with other dogs. She will snap in fear at new, aggressively playful dogs, but she does not attack or fight. We feel that, AT THIS TIME, she would snap at small children. But she will make someone a wonderful pet and companion and we hope to find a perfect home for her! Life is labs Rescue is a new, quickly growing rescue organization. We are in the process of applying for our 501c3, but have been doing rescue privately for almost 15 years now. We were born of several things: 1) our boarding and training facility located in West Georgia (http://www.waterdogkennels.com), 2) our Labrador Retriever apparel and novelties business (http://www.lifeislabs.com and http://www.facebook.com/lifeislabs) and 3) our incredible passion for SAVING MORE DOGS!!!
We have an awesome network of people and services that have helped us on our way. WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US!!! ...either by adopting a dog, networking with us on facebook, donating to our pups or becoming a volunteer. Simply contact us at email@example.com. We welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback.
All adoptions require an adoption application and are subject to a screening process. All volunteers are also required to complete an application and screening process.
Out of state adoptions are permissable provided adopters pass our screening process. Transport is available or can be arranged for an additional fee. However, we do prefer that adopters visit our facility to complete adoptions. We are located 35 miles west of Atlanta, GA.
Adoption donations per dog start at $250 and vary by dog's age, physical condition and other concerns.
Support is provided for all phases of adoption for potential adopters and all dogs.
Please fan us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/labtrain to watch the amazing progress of our rescues!
We also accept donations and sell AWESOME t-shirts at: http://www.lifeislabs.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=101
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR PUP!!!
Best wishes in your search for a wonderful companion and THANK YOU for choosing RESCUE!!
Kristie Wilder & Andrew Stanley
Life is labs Rescue
ADOPT WITH PEACE OF MIND!
Each of our active, healthy adoptable dogs is trained, socialized and ready to love your family. They have lived at our home-based boarding, training and rescue facility where we have worked to fully assess them so that we can help you make a perfect match with your new companion. For over 15 years, we have worked with owners and dogs with training and rehabilitation. We bring these skills to our rescue program to help you and/or your family find the perfect new dog that fits your lifestyle, activity level, home environment and personality. We pride ourselves on working closely with you to not only find the perfect dog, but to provide service and care for you and your new companion after adoption.
The majority of our dogs receive formal training and we do several obedience lessons prior to adoption so that you and your new dog can learn to work together and, equally or more importantly, bond prior to going home. You can read more about our adoption process below this description of this incredible, adoptable dog!
ADOPTABLE DOGS WITH FULL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM $937.50
(read more below -- dogs that will complete our full service training program normally priced $1375; includes 50% off boarding for life, private lessons for life, 24/7 support, remote training collar)
SENIOR OR SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTABLE DOGS $200 or less, or free, based on dog and home (dogs 8+ yrs or dogs with special needs)
ALL ADOPTIONS INCLUDE: Full vaccinations, spay or neuter, parasite (fleat/tick/all worms) free, current on parasite prevention, microchipped. 24/7 access to us for anything you need related to your adopted dog.
FULL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM ADOPTIONS ALSO INCLUDE: 50% off boarding for life at our facility, unlimited private lessons for life, a remote collar, and 24/7 access to us.
SOME dogs and puppies are available for out of state adoptions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more more information.
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS
1. Complete our adoption application. It usually takes our volunteers 2-5 business days to process your adoption application.
2. Contact us to set up a visit (by appointment please so that we can be available for you) to our facility to visit with the dogs that meet your preferences based on your application. You can visit more than once if you need more time to help choose a new companion.
3. Once you select your companion, we may do a home visit.
4. We complete an adoption contract. Dogs that are not receiving formal training can go home at this time.
5. For dogs who have been trained, we typically have three visits/lessons, with the last being the day you take your new pup home. This timeframe and the lessons can vary by dog and adoptive individual and family.
FOR ADOPTIONS RECEIVING OUR FULL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM:
THIS IS **NOT** your typical "pet store" or group class training. The result is a dog that you can enjoy in any setting and know that it's safe and a pleasure for everyone it visits with. You will be able to run, bike, hike, camp, garden and just plain relax with a dog that isn't going to run off or cause trouble.
With the exception of seniors and special needs dogs, all of our adoptables receive our "28 Day Off Leash" training program, which is available to the general public.
If you are adopting a puppy, they will go home with you and then come back around 6-8 months to complete their training.
Our training program includes behavior training, socialization and obedience training. When dogs complete our program, they will walk with you both on leash and off, we have addressed any manners/behavior issues that would cause problems in their new homes and they will come when called reliably off leash. Some dogs do have lingering issues that we fully disclose -- the most common is dogs that can jump 4' fences (which is probably why they ended up in the shelter in the first place!).
When you come out for lessons, our typical lessons are: 1) leash walking, 2) gate and door manners, 3) coming when called to all family members and sitting upon arrival, 4) going for a walk off-leash with family and staying safely in the general area and returning immediately when called.
Your new dog is ready to go home when we've completed the lessons and both you and we are confident and comfortable with your new pup's relationship and response to you and your family.
Our adoptions with full service training include a dog that is:
- Spayed or neutered
- Current on all vaccinations
- Clear of parasites (heartworm, flea, tick, worms, etc.)
- Current on all parasite prevention (heartworm and flea/tick prevention)
- On a high-quality food (Merrick Whole Earth Farms)
- Fully assessed for temperament and behavior
- Crate trained
- Fully trained through our "28 Day Off Leash" training program (reg $1375) -- for dogs eligible for training
These adoptions also include:
- Private lessons prior to adoption and UNLIMITED private lessons as needed once adoption is complete (for dogs that have completed training)
- 1/2 price boarding at our home-based facility for LIFE ($12-13/day)
- Unlimited access to us for advice and assistance for ANYTHING you need in relationship to your adopted dog
The nature of our rescue program requires that dogs are with us typically 2-3 months from the time we take them into our program. During this time, they are living in and around our home with a variety of other dogs, cats, cows, people and general activity. We are assessing them 24/7 so that we know them very well and can confidently help you make the perfect match for a new companion. And we are training them daily (once they are happy and healthy) to prepare them for adoption.
Our adoption fee for dogs completing the training program is $937.50 and can be made in any reasonable installments. We do ask for a traditional amount (approx $350) up front and the rest can be made in payments that work for you. Any payment arrangements and terms would be included with the adoption contract.
We understand that some people are shocked by this adoption fee. Please understand that this is NOT about making money. We care for 40 or more dogs in our program on a daily basis. All of our dogs are here typically 2-3 or more times longer than most rescues in other programs. We feed them high quality food, administer parasite prevention and provide food, toys, bedding, crates and a staff that helps care for them while we assess their behavior and temperament and conduct training. ALL of the proceeds from our adoptions go directly back to our rescue program. NONE of the adoption fee goes to us for training or boarding.
Our adoption fee was set by taking a traditional adoption fee of $250 and then adding our commercial training program at half price (687.50). We originally offered the training as an option. Almost every adopter did the training. The few that didn't were calling with behavior and training issues. We felt that there is a value to our training, both to the adopter, but even more importantly to the dog. We want our dogs to be LOVED and to become INSEPARABLE members of the family. We don't want them to cause stress or frustration. So in early 2011, we decided that all of our rescues would be trained.
We hope that most people can see the value in the training and we encourage you to come out to visit and see the training in action if you are a potential adopter that's skeptical or on the fence. This is not traditional sit/stay training. This is training that will give you a well-balanced dog that is a pleasure 24/7. They are not little robots and they are not 100% without fault. But when you have a dog that you can travel with, hang out with, go to the mailbox with and that your friends and family can enjoy, we know that we've done our job by matching you with a dog that's a true companion and not just a pet...
For more information, please email email@example.com.