Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue (DLRR) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving, life-long homes for displaced Labrador Retrievers.
We receive our labs from the pound and from owners who can no longer care for them due to events such as illness, death, or loss of their home. In addition, we also rescue strays, dogs left abandoned, and friendly labs with treatable illnesses who would be otherwise eu-thanized due to overcrowded animal shelters.
Every lab that comes through DLRR has a story, and we are committed to be their advocate and their voice for a second chance at the life they deserve.
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue is solely funded through donations from the public and fundraising efforts from our volunteers. Without the public’s support and contributions, we would not be able to save so many lives.
Often when we intake a dog, there may be an illness or injury that has been left untreated. It is our commitment to each DLRR dog to support their health needs and attend to the treatable ailments they may be experiencing.
DLRR pays for any veterinary treatment needed, which may range from dental work to amputations. At intake, each DLRR dog has a vet exam, all vaccinations, and are microchipped. DLRR also helps to reduce pet over population by spaying and neutering all of our rescued labs before they are ready for adoption. The basic care cost (spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip) for each lab we intake is approximately $400. This is before the cost to treat any illness or injury which many times can reach into the $1000s.
Rescue work is difficult, often heart breaking when you encounter a neglected, abandoned, and abused dog. As an organization, it is our commitment to provide a healthy, positive, loving, second chance for all DLRR dogs. We can only rescue and save as many dogs as our funding allows, and we work diligently at raising funds to ensure only the best outcome. It is through your continued support that we have the ability to successfully maintain our rescue efforts. We look forward to another successful year ahead in saving as many lives as we can and placing our dogs in loving, forever homes.