We have many deserving dogs needing forever, loving homes. Please check out some of the wonderful Labs and Flat-Coated Retrievers and some exceptional mixes we have available for adoption. We are also in desperate need of foster homes. Can you foster a Lab? Would you like to "try" out one of our dogs before officially adopting it? Fostering is the perfect way to do just that! For infomation on fostering, please email
Who We Are
Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization that rescues and places purebred Labrador Retrievers and exceptional mixes. We are a group of volunteers with the goals of educating the public and assisting the needy Labradors whose path we cross.
This organization was created to rescue, within our means, the needy and homeless, over-bred Labrador Retriever, and to bring attention to the public by providing education in regard to the problems of irresponsible breeding, irresponsible pet ownership, and the over population of pets. We advocate responsible breeding and ownership and will work within our abilities to educate, teach, and provide a hopeful future for our rescued Labrador Retrievers.
Labrador Retrievers are among the most popular of the breeds, which, because of the over breeding of pet Labradors, has resulted in a correspondingly large number of rescue situations. Many Labradors enter into the rescue program from animal shelters or are surrendered to Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee by owners whose lifestyles do not compliment the Labrador’s needs. Others are rescued from puppy mills, abuse, and abandonment.
Once in custody of Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee, a veterinarian checks the overall health of the dog, updates all vaccinations, tests the dog for heartworms, and spays or neuters the dog. All dogs are placed in temporary foster homes where their temperament and training levels are evaluated while awaiting adoption. We try to make sure each dog is house trained, crate trained, and has some basic obedience before being placed in an adoptive home.
Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee always needs volunteer help! We need volunteers who can foster Labs, help with transportation, create newsletters, help with paper work, and provide dog evaluations. We also welcome assistance with our periodic fund raisers.
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Adopting a forever friend
We strive to place our dogs in only the best homes we can offer to them. The following conditions meet our standards for proper and responsible pet care. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our policies, please feel free to contact us anytime.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The adopter agrees to provide the dog with a good and safe home with proper care and attention.
The dog is not to be a purely outside pet. When the dog is outdoors it shall be provided protection from the elements by a dry, insulated, draft-free house. It is further agreed the dog shall be provided with shade from the sun and adequate food and water.
The dog is not to be allowed to roam unsupervised when fenced in areas are not present. The dog is not be left in a kennel or small pen for time spans exceeding an eight hour period per day.
The adopter agrees to have the dog examined by a licensed veterinarian at least once each year and will keep the dog's vaccinations up to date. The dog must also be given a monthly heartworm prevention.
The adopter agrees to have the dog properly licensed each year and to place an identification tag on him or her. Please see our web page at http://www.labrescuetn.com/terms.htm for an adoption application you can copy and paste and email to us and sample contract.
Our dogs are located in various shelters and foster homes. Contact information is listed for all dogs.
Labrador Retriever Rescue of East Tennessee