a Labrador and
Houston Labrador Retriever
Rescue’s (HLRR) Mission is to assist with re-homing abandoned,
neglected and abused Labradors in the Houston area. Our main
goal is to work with local animal humane shelters and provide
some relief by evaluating and rescuing purebred Labradors that
have been abandoned by their owners or were found wondering
the local streets untagged. We advocate the importance of
spaying and neutering to help stop the epidemic of pet
overpopulation as well as providing education to current and
future pet owners on responsible lifetime pet ownership.
Save the life of a
healthy, happy Lab!
Adopt a Lab that is
Adopt a Lab that may
already have Obedience Training!
the temperament and behavior traits prior to adopting!
Who is HLRR?
Labrador Retriever Rescue is an all VOLUNTEER not-for-profit
organization committed to placing
abandoned and unwanted Labrador Retrievers in new, loving
forever homes. We serve the Houston and immediate
surrounding areas. HLRR also concentrates on the
education of adopters and the
public on the importance of spaying/neutering as well as the
humane treatment of pets.
rescued labs come from?
Labs have an excellent reputation for being an
all around great family dog. However, some people purchase a
Labrador without learning about the amount if time, training
and lifetime commitment the breed requires. Below the
statistics are compiled statements why Labradors enter humane animal control
shelters and/or rescue programs.
Dog’s behavior due to lack of training or adequate exercise
20% No time for the dog
19% Human’s health
16% Human’s moving
10% Owner’s lack of
commitment/unclaimed stray, no permanent identification on dog
06% Divorce, new child
05% Dog’s health
01% Owner’s cannot
afford to keep dog/lost home/misc. financial reasons
Note: over 50% is due to owner’s lack of
commitment toward exercise, training and time.
What ages of
Labrador’s does HLRR place?
rarely have puppies and if we do not have any available at
this time, please do not purchase a puppy at a pet store, off
the side of the road, or an ad in the newspaper. Do your
available labs in shelters and other rescue organizations.
Most rescued Labradors are between the ages of 10 months to 7
years of age, however they can range from 4 months to 12 years
of age. The majority of the rescued Labradors are 1-5 years of
Labs in shelters are first temperament tested
and evaluated prior to being accepting into our program. Once
a lab is accepted it is placed into one of our few foster
homes. Foster homes are an important part of our
organization, without them, we could not save lives. Once in
a foster home, the rescues are evaluated on many different
levels so that we can properly place them which is based on
each dogs behaviors, fears, habits and activity level.
We do NOT have a kennel or shelter where you
can go to view what Labradors are Available. All current dogs
are listed on our website or
Once an application has been completely
approved and the home visit has been completed, we will
coordinate with the APPROVED ADOPTER to start meeting the
Labrador’s that best fit their lifestyles, family environment,
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