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Labrador Friends of the South Inc.

Cumming, GA

Our Mission

Labrador Friends of the South (LFS) is an incorporated, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless Labrador Retrievers in the Southeast region.

LFS relies solely on donations, fundraising events, and adoption fees to function and continue saving and placing homeless Labradors. We do not receive any state or federal funding. LFS is an all volunteer organization of people who give their time and effort out of a love for labs. Our goal is to protect and save them from the perils of pet over-population and irresponsible pet ownership. Our ultimate goal is to help these dogs find new, loving, forever homes.

LFOS-9403The Labradors in our program receive veterinary care and temperament testing before being eligible for adoption. Since our goal is to place our Labradors in forever homes, we consider each Labrador’s history (if known), temperament, training and other skills, and energy level. We then assess each adopting family’s preferences, home environment, lifestyle, and personality in order to make the best possible match for a successful adoption.

Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes are the most popular family pets in the country. Unfortunately, this statistic means that they are the most likely to end up in the animal shelters as strays or unwanted pets. Perfectly healthy, sweet-tempered Labs are put to sleep every day, sometimes without the benefit of a painless euthanasia drug, simply because there are not enough good homes for them.

We believe that there is a misconception that these Labs and Lab mixes have behavioral problems or extensive health issues that caused their owners’ rejection. The truth is that the vast majority of these dogs find themselves suddenly abandoned by their owners and the only family and home they have ever known. This often happens because their owners lacked compassion or education about being good, responsible pet owners. Sometimes these homeless pets are victims of unlucky circumstances or tragic events that caused them to become separated from loving families.

Please open your heart and your home to a Lab who needs your help. They will show you their appreciation with lots of tail wags, body wiggles and kisses. No matter the circumstances of their past, these homeless Labs are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new caretakers and make wonderfully affectionate and loyal companions for the rest of their lives.

Thank you for visiting Labrador Friends of the South. Feel free to contact us for more information at labfriendpres@gmail.com.

Adoption Policy

Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a rescued Labrador! Please read this important information before you fill out the application to make sure you are a good fit for our rescue.

1. We allow out-of-state adoptions, but every person and dog in the home must be able to come to the metro Atlanta area to meet/adopt a dog. We do not transport dogs.
2. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
3. Everyone in the home must be in agreement about adopting a dog. We do not allow surprise adoptions or dogs that are meant to be a gift.
4. All of our dogs are adopted to be indoor, family pets and companions.
5. If you live in a rental property, please contact your landlord and give them permission to release information to LFS.
6. If you currently have a dog or cat, or if you’ve had a dog or cat in the last 5 years, please contact your vet(s) and give them permission to release information to LFS.
7. If you should change your mind about pursuing adoption from LFS, or if you adopt a dog elsewhere, we’d appreciate an email to let us know.
8. Labrador Friends of the South is a strong advocate of responsible pet ownership, which includes and is not limited to: consistent history of preventive care including heartworm test and prevention, vaccinations, and spay/neuter for current and past dogs and cats.
9. A $15 application fee is required before your application will be processed. This fee supports the veterinary care and transport of rescued Labradors. This fee is non-refundable, even if the application is denied, the desired dog is not available, or the applicant adopts elsewhere.
10. Our goal is to find the best match between our dogs and your family. A good match is the basis for a successful adoption. We cannot guarantee that the dog you are interested in will be available at the time your application is approved or will be a good fit for your household. We encourage you to read the FAQ section to learn more about how we work.

Fill out the Prospective Owner Application below. Please provide detailed answers so that we can understand your needs and preferences. If a question does not apply, please answer N/A. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page once you are done.

You will see a confirmation on the screen and you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your application was not properly submitted. You can try again, check for missing required information, or email us at labfriendpres@gmail.com for help.

https://labradorfriends.com/how-to-adopt/

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