7 New England Lab Rescues (List Updated for 2022)
Alex Vicente • Updated on November 17, 2022
If you’re looking to find a Lab Rescue in New England you’re in the right place.
Before you check the rescue centers below, please make sure you’re aware of how big a responsibility is to foster or adopt a dog, particularly Labradors.
You need to know they may have pre-existing medical conditions and may need to be followed by a vet periodically.
You should also be aware that animal cruelty is a punishable crime.
If you plan to rescue a Labrador Retriever, you should also know about they use their paws a lot, which makes them even more adorable.
The rescue centers below are presented in no particular order.
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Save A Lab Rescue (Middletown, RI)
Save A Lab Rescue (SALR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of displaced labrador retrievers and labrador retriever mixes.
SALR saves labradors who are about to be euthanized at animal shelters or who are in abusive, neglectful, or harmful situations.
They give their rescued Labradors all necessary veterinary care and transport them to approved foster homes, where they are cared for until they are adopted.
The organization thoroughly screens potential adopters and strives to place its rescued labradors in approved, permanent adoptive homes.
American Lab Rescue (Willington, CT)
American Lab Rescue Inc. (ALR) is an all-breed rescue organization that focuses on labradors and labrador mixes.
They are a 501(c)(3 ) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.
ALR is a small organization, and the volunteers work on the rescue in their spare time, in addition to their full-time jobs and families.
Everyone involved with ALR is dedicated to finding loving forever homes for homeless dogs ranging in age from puppies to senior citizens.
Forever Home Rescue New England (Medfield, MA)
Forever Home Rescue New England (FHRNE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and placing as many dogs as possible from bad situations. They are an all-breed rescue, and their dogs range in age from 12 weeks to very large dogs of all sizes.
FHRNE follows all the rules of the state of MA in doing transports and adoptions.
Great Dog Rescue New England
Great Dog Rescue New England (GDRNE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-breed rescue organization based in Massachusetts.
This organization is made up of volunteers from all over New England who love dogs and want to help those who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own.
GDRNET does their best to assess their dogs’ temperament and suitability for living with other dogs, cats, and children.
The dogs are vaccinated and spayed/neutered. They are then placed in loving foster homes until they are paired up with their forever family.
Lighthouse Animal Shelter (New Bedford, MA)
Lighthouse Animal Shelter (LAS) is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization with decades of combined experience in animal welfare and rescue.
They rescue dogs from high-admission shelters in southern states with high euthanasia rates.
LAS focuses its efforts on assisting homeless animals, with an emphasis on adult and senior animals.
Lighthouse also helps the local community reduce pet overpopulation by promoting responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering advocacy.
Hotel for Homeless Dogs * New England Humane Society (Cumberland, RI)
The Hotel for Homeless Dogs (THHD) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2013 and is run by the New England Humane Society.
In addition to the facility, they have foster homes all across New England.
THHD is a group of dedicated animal lovers who save animals from euthanasia at overcrowded county shelters and pounds, as well as abandoned animals.
Their mission is to care for these rescues until they find their forever homes, as well as to educate the public about responsible pet care.
Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption (Northwood, NH)
Mary and John Doane founded Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption (MDRA) in 2011, and it later became a non-profit organization in 2016.
This institution rescues and rehomes approximately 600 dogs per year from southern kill shelters.
MDRA serves as a resource to Southern New Hampshire communities and pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, such as the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.