How can I rehome my Lab ?
We understand the difficulty making a decision to surrender a Labrador. Unfortunately Labradors demand a lot of time and attention which, if not given, Labs can become incredibly destructive. Thankfully there are options when you make that tough decision to rehome your pet.
Remember that your dog IS your responsibility. Please take the time to find your pet a good home. These things can take time.
Consider keeping your Lab
Rehoming your pet is distressing for both your family and your pet. One of the best solutions is to consider why you need to rehome your dog and see if you can solve it. The most common reasons people give up their pets are because they don't have the time, the dog has become destructive or is misbehaving or they are moving into a rental property that doesn't allow dogs.
If this is the case, consider employing a dog walker while you are at work, or hire a behaviourist (beahvouralist) to help you train your dog to become your ideal dog (more livable). There are some great websites setup to solve common issues faced by dog owners.
It is worth noting however, if your dog cannot live with you because of aggression or a serious behaviour issue, you have to assess whether the dog is rehomable at all. It may be kinder to put the dog to sleep yourself, rather than surrendering it to a pound or shelter before it is put to sleep there. If you are considering this option, please contact Labrador Rescue. We can help you assess whether your dog can find a new home.
Contact The Breeder
If your dog was bought from a responsible breeder, get in touch with them and explain your situation. Breeders may offer to take back the dog and rehome it or keep it for themselves. Responsible breeders will do anything to prevent their dogs ending up in the pounds.
Advertise Your Dog With Lab Rescue
Labrador Rescue’s private rehoming service is available to owners who want to do the responsible thing and rehome their dogs to great new homes using our website. This rehoming service allows the dog to remain unstressed in the environment its is most familiar with and allows the owners to select the new home themselves with our assistance.
However Labrador Rescue Inc. does not accept any responsibility for Labradors advertised on this section of the website, as we have not tested these advertised Labradors and therefore cannot vouch for their personality or behaviour. We have not met these Labradors nor their owners. We can take no responsibility for the nature of the dogs, the condition they are in and the people who own them. The owners have provided to Labrador Rescue Inc desexing and recent vaccination certificates for these dogs.
Labrador Rescue manages the adoption applications for these dogs, by passing any approved and interested applications to the owner. The owner will contact the applicant and should the dog be adopted all paperwork negotiations regarding the dogs advertised in this section of the website are to be between the surrendering owners and the adoptee direct. All paperwork including microchip transfer and ownership papers are to be handled direct between surrendering owner and adoptee. By proceeding to follow through on an enquiry listed on this page you are agreeing to the conditions listed in this disclaimer.
This is a free rehoming service provided by Labrador Rescue, but in return for advertising these dogs on our website we do ask for a donation to Labrador Rescue if possible. We are a charity rescue group run entirely by volunteers, and we rely on donations and fundraising.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our DONATE page.
If you wish to adopt a Labrador that has been tested by Labrador Rescue Inc then please visit the Dogs available for Adoption.
When considering a dog below, ask the owners why they are being rehomed. Often it is because their current owner is moving overseas or doesn't have the time for the dog anymore. Please confirm this before seeing the dog. Labrador Rescue does not have the space to take these dogs into foster care and the owners are trying to take the responsible option of keeping them until they find a home rather than dumping them in pounds.