Labrador Retriever Rescue
of East Tennessee, Inc.
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"A dog may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative." - Mordecai Siegal  


Dogs Available for Adoption

We are desperately in need of foster homes! Could you foster a Lab? Would you like to "try" one of our labs and see how it works out for you and the dog? Fostering is the perfect way to do so! Email Linda or Betsy if you're interested in fostering a lab.

PLEASE NOTE: We *absolutely must* have your completed adoption application before we can make an appointment for you to meet one of our rescue dogs. Please be sure to note which dog(s) you are interested in on your application. 

PLEASE BE PATIENT: We are returning emails and phone calls as quickly as we can. We are all volunteers and have regular jobs and lives in addition to our Lab Rescue work. If you call and ask that we return your call, and you are calling long distance, we would appreciate it if you would give us permission in your phone message to call you back *collect* - or - allow us to return your call, then you call us right back. The less long distance phone charges we have, the more money we will have available to spend directly on our rescue dogs.


Featured Pet!

Maggie and Madison - Knoxville

Please meet Maggie and Madison. Maggie is an 11 year old Chocolate Lab. Madison is a 8 year old golden retriever/yelllow lab mix. The girls have always been together and we are looking for a home that they could stay together in. The girls are spayed, current on their vaccinations, and heartworm preventative. They are housebroken, love to retrieve and swim. They are good with cats and love people. The girls are about 50 or so pounds.

For more info on these sweet girls, contact Linda at 865-207-5131 or lrretfoster@gmail.com

Please make sure you have an approved application before setting a time to meet our dogs.

Maggie and Madison - Knoxville

Please meet Maggie and Madison. Maggie is an 11 year old Chocolate Lab. Madison is a 8 year old golden retriever/yelllow lab mix. The girls have always been together and we are looking for a home that they could stay together in. The girls are spayed, current on their vaccinations, and heartworm preventative. They are housebroken, love to retrieve and swim. They are good with cats and love people. The girls are about 50 or so pounds.

For more info on these sweet girls, contact Linda at 865-207-5131 or lrretfoster@gmail.com

Rosie - Knoxville
Adoption Pending!

Hello! My name is Rosie. I’m believed to be about 4-years old and I’m a recent mom. I had seven precious Lab mix pups in February and Lab Rescue just found homes for all my babies! Now, I’m a bit lonely without them and I’m looking for my new forever home.

 I’m very sweet, smart, and gentle. I’m great with children and I’m good with other dogs. I have not been around cats, but I am very curious about squirrels and rabbits and I’ll chase them if I can, so I may find cats equally interesting. I’m a recent mom and I have just stopped nursing my pups, but I’ll have my girlish figure back in no time.

 I’ll be spayed in a few days and then ready to go home with my new family. I’m current on my vaccines and microchipped and I’m looking forward to being with a loving family that won’t tie me up outside and abandon me like my first family did.

 If you would like to meet me, please send an adoption application to Betsy at lab.rescue@earthlink.net . Once you’re approved to adopt, Betsy will put you in touch with my foster family. I look forward to meeting you! Thanks!

Nelson - Knoxville
Adoption Pending!

Howdy!
My name is Nelson. It’s nice to meet you! I am a 2.5 year-old, 74-pound male, chocolate Labrador. Please permit me to tell you a little about myself. I am (in every sense of the word) an outdoor-loving dog. Make no mistake, I like being inside close to my foster family but my true love is the great outdoors. I sleep inside, in my kennel, without making a sound the entire night. I am finally making my way through the house without letting my ever-wagging tail knock things off the coffee table and I have NEVER made a "potty" mistake indoors or in my kennel. I do well on a short leash, I know basic commands like "sit," "here" and "heel" and will go into my kennel when told to. I am a dominant dog, but please notice I DID NOT say aggressive. I like to be the lead dog but I have never been aggressive toward any other dog here or any of the other livestock like cows or goats, I just like to lead and have everyone else follow. Character flaw? I think not! I have never been around a cat or chickens, however, so I have no idea how I will get along with them.

My one bad habit is putting one paw on your leg when being petted, even when it's muddy. My foster Dad and I are working on that every day but I still make mistakes. When I get out of line and I’m told "NO," I calm right down and mind my manners like I'm supposed to. I need exercise every day and my foster Dad lets me run and play all I want as long as I stay where he can see me. I come when called about 95% of the time but I am getting much better at it. I love playing tug-of-stick with the other dogs and the Kong is my favorite toy. I am learning to retrieve, I love going to get what you throw, but I am reluctant to give it back. I would not make a good "apartment" dog. I could not stand to be cooped up all day and night in a small space. I do not dig or chew (except on rawhide and the occasional stick).

I am rambunctious and energetic, I can play with you all day and I can go on walks with you anywhere you want (did I tell you I am good on a leash?). I lie in the sun as often as I can and sleeping is my favorite hobby. I will share anything I have with any of the dogs here, except my food. I would do well with a family with either no dogs or only one other dog. I would be happy with a single person or a couple, as long as they are active. I probably should not be adopted by a family with small children because I’m still perfecting my manners. The only time you will hear me bark is when I need to go outside or a strange car or person comes into the driveway.

I think I am the perfect dog (if I do say so myself) but I am a lot of dog so I understand that I may not be the dog for everyone. The one thing I can say is that I love life! I love playing and running and water and basking in the sun. I just want a family that will love me as much as I want to love them. I learn quickly and I promise to be a good boy if you will just teach me how you want me to act. I think I have covered all of my details, good and bad. If I sound like the Lab you would like to meet please give me a call; I love making new friends. Until then, may the Kong never stop bouncing and the sun always warm your tummy.
Sincerely,
Nelson

P.S. I am neutered, microchipped, and current on my vaccines. My adoption fee is $200.00. If you would like to meet me, please send an adoption application first to lab.rescue@earthlink.net and then call Betsy at 865-206-2091 (after 6:00 p.m., please). Thanks!

Stretch - Knoxville
Adoption Pending!

Hi, my name is Stretch!

Let me give you some information about me. I’m about two years old and I weigh a little over 60 pounds. I am a male black Lab mix with an upside down white heart on my chest. Everyone who meets me thinks I am very handsome (and I am)! I’m housebroken and I do not awaken my family in the morning (I just wait quietly until they get up and take me out). I will bark if someone I don’t know comes to the door, but once I meet someone, they’re good from then on. So, I will be the alarm for any outsider.

I do not chew or damage anything. I love playing and I love to go places. I like to ride in cars and I’m always looking out so I know how to get back in case my people get lost. I like being inside close to my foster family but I also love the outdoors! I love water and will walk into a lake or stream on my own (I don’t know if I know how to swim yet, but I will try on a warmer day). I am not a fussy eater. I like all kinds of meats, but liver is my favorite.

I get along with all dogs, I love people, and I’m always wagging my tail. I come when called most of the time (I am getting better at this). I know basic commands like sit, down, stay, heel, and come. I’m working on back up and fetch. I try to listen, but I’m just a pup so I’m still learning. I do not dig or chew, but I do like chewing on a stick from time to time. I do need my exercise every day! I am energetic and can play with you all day and I can go on walks with you anywhere you want on a long lead (I need more training on a short lead). Don’t worry, I learn quickly! I would be happy with a single active person or a couple with a family as long as they are active. Please let the Lab Rescue folks know when you would like to meet me. I’m a really special boy and I can’t wait to meet my forever family!

Sincerely,
Stretch

P.S. I am neutered, microchipped, and current on my vaccines. My adoption fee is $200.00. If you would like to meet me, please send an adoption application first to lab.rescue@earthlink.net and then send inquiries to Linda at LRRETfoster@gmail.com or call her at 865-207-5131. Thanks!


 

More Available Companions

Due to our extreme need for more foster homes, we have been unable to save all the many beautiful Labbies in local shelters. These sweethearts are hoping to be adopted  before their time runs out. Lab Rescue has placed these dogs as referral only. We have not met or screened these animals.

Cash is a very sweet 7-year-old male black Lab in need of a forever home. He is a big boy, weighing about 120 pounds. He is heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive. He is crate-trained. He likes to ride in cars and swim. He does not jump fences, he lets you take toys away, he does not chase cars and he comes when called. He is good with other dogs, but not with cats. He is used to being walked and he knows these basic commands: comesitstaynoshakedownroll overheelspeakHe is allergic to peanut butter. Cash is loving, loyal, and great with children.

 If you can give this sweet boy a forever home, please send inquiries to glenn6ch@gmail.com or call Christin at 615-426-0046.

Marlon (in the foreground) and his sister Zellie are Lab mix puppies we found along a rural road when they were about 8 weeks old. They were in pretty rough shape and very malnourished, so we gave them all the care they needed over the next few months and as you can see, they are now two beautiful, healthy, and happy pups! Marlon and Zellie are approximately six months old. They have both been neutered and are up to date on all shots and deworming. They use a doggie door, so they are housebroken as well. Marlon is a big puppy, about 45 lbs; Zellie is only slightly smaller. The vet said that Marlon when full grown will likely be in the 80 lb range. These two are very sweet and affectionate, and were raised with our three other dogs. They love attention, but because of their size and age, they should be supervised around small children. They seem to do well enough with other dogs when properly introduced. Marlon and Zellie have a close bond, so ideally I would like to re-home them together.

Anyone interested in adopting them can call or text Suzanne at 865-567-0575, or email suzante@yahoo.com.

Cocoa is a 5-year-old female chocolate Lab. She is a beautiful, sweet girl, but she does exhibit some guarding behavior and will require training and the proper environment to manage this. She will do well in a one-dog household. She simply will not share her food or toys with other dogs. Cocoa is a good girl and in the right setting, she will thrive and be a wonderful, steadfast companion.

Cocoa is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative and current on her vaccines. If you can give Cocoa a good home and are interested in meeting this sweet girl, please send inquiries to linnyjo89@yahoo.com.

* ET Lab Rescue Contacts *

Knoxville

 


Oak Ridge
Linda Gilpin

PO Box 5026
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831

 

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