Labrador Rescue South East & Central, unlike some other rescue organisations, does not have a kennel full of homeless dogs.
We work on a system whereby the owner of the dog to be rehomed continues to keep the dog, if circumstances allow, until the right home is found, as this minimises the dog’s anxiety. If this is not possible and a dog needs to be removed immediately, for whatever reason, we will place him or her in a LRSEC approved kennel.
We also have several temporary foster homes where we can keep dogs in a home environment until a suitable new home has been found.
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If you have decided, that you would like to adopt a rescued Labrador, please contact your nearest Area Coordinator in the first instance, after which you will receive an email where you will be asked to complete either a prospective home questionnaire or an online form. This needs to happen before you can be considered as an adopter. Once the Area Coordinator has received the completed questionnaire, one of our Helpers will contact you to arrange a home visit at a time when all members of your household are available to chat.
Unless you currently own a dog, our Helper will probably be accompanied by one of his/her own Labradors. Providing everything is satisfactory, you will then be placed on our register. However, the time it will take us to find you the right dog is likely to be determined by the number of preferences you stipulate, eg age, colour or sex. Nonetheless the right dog could come along very quickly, so be prepared!
Many of the Labradors we are asked to re-home come to us because of changed family circumstances and most are well cared for and in good health. Some however, are old and infirm and need a good retirement. Others DO HAVE PROBLEMS, but in the right home can blossom into happy dogs again. As Labradors are sociable animals and enjoy company we will not usually home a dog where it will be left alone for more than 3 or 4 hours a day.
Please try to be fairly ‘open minded’ about the sex, colour and age of the dog you are looking for. There is certainly no ‘average’ rescue Labrador and both dogs and bitches are loyal and make wonderful companions. Although we maintain a policy of privacy between our owners, we will offer you as much information as possible. A settling in period is essential for rescued dogs and we will support you through this. However, you might expect some difficulties in the early stages. You could be lucky and get a Saint !! Whatever the temperament of your new dog, we recommend that you take him or her to training classes, as this is a good place to learn about each other.
When adopting a Labrador, you will be asked to make a contribution which will be dependant on the age, health and general well being of the dog. Please contact you nearest Area Coordinator for further information.
Very often dogs find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. Factors such as domestic crisis, breavement, ill treatment and financial problems can all lead to dogs needing new homes. If you are in the unfortunate position that you are unable to keep your dog, you need to make sure it is re-homed professionally, and that its long term future is assured.
We have the experience to find the right home for your dog. Our helpers will visit you at home and make a full written report about your dog to ensure that we will find the right forever home.
If you have a dog or know of a dog that needs a new home or, if you have any questions please contact your local co-ordinator.