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!

Matt - Knoxville

Meet Mateo. His family moved and left him behind, but he is now in a foster home in care of Lab Rescue. We can tell you he is about 3 years old. He is good with children. He loves attention is and eager to be petted. He loves to sit at your feet and wag his tail. He was trained to an invisible fence when he was younger. He was kept outside but is getting more comfortable inside. He will need some time to adjust to a new life. If you are willing to give Mateo a loving, forever home, please submit an adoption application!

Mateo is neutered, current on his vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative, and on HW preventative. For more information on Mateo, please send inquiries to Linda at lrretfoster@gmail.com or call 865-207-5131. Mateo’s adoption fee is $200.00. Please send adoption applications to lab.rescue@earthlink.net.

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

Willy - Knoxville

Willy is a 4-5-year-old chocolate Lab. He is not a large Lab, only 60 pounds. He is neutered, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. He is heartworm negative and on preventive. He does well on a leash and does well on his recalls. We are just getting to know Willy, but he does well with other dogs his size and showed no interest in cats while at the shelter. He loves to play with dog toys. He is good in the house. Willy is a very playful and happy boy looking for a forever home.

 For more information on Willy, please call Linda at 865-207-5131 or email at LRRETfoster@gmail.com. His adoption donation is $200.00. An approved application is required before Willy can be met. Please send adoption applications to lab.rescue@earthlink.net.

Sassy and Cocoa

Sassy and Cocoa are a bonded pair. They are sisters and about 7 years old. We would like to place them together but will considering separating. They are spayed, current on their shots, and heartworm negative. They are housebroken and great with kids. They love to play. They live in middle TN but the family will transport to us. They just had a vet check and are in good health.

For more information on the girls, email Linda at lrretfoster@gmail.com or 865-207-5131 or Marlyce at 615-289-9149 or marlycem1@gmail.com

An approved application is required before the girls can be met. Please send adoption applications to lab.rescue@earthlink.net.

Adoption donation $100 per girl.

Matt - Knoxville

Meet Mateo. His family moved and left him behind, but he is now in a foster home in care of Lab Rescue. We can tell you he is about 3 years old. He is good with children. He loves attention is and eager to be petted. He loves to sit at your feet and wag his tail. He was trained to an invisible fence when he was younger. He was kept outside but is getting more comfortable inside. He will need some time to adjust to a new life. If you are willing to give Mateo a loving, forever home, please submit an adoption application!

Mateo is neutered, current on his vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative, and on HW preventative. For more information on Mateo, please send inquiries to Linda at lrretfoster@gmail.com or call 865-207-5131. Mateo’s adoption fee is $200.00. Please send adoption applications to lab.rescue@earthlink.net.

Gabe - Knoxville

Hello, my name is Gabe! I am about 2 years old. I am a healthy and happy fella with a calm nature. I'm sure I used to be a "super-energetic," "crazy-legged" young chap, but I've become accustomed to a more laid-back style of living these days. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a Labrador, which means I love to run around, go on walks, play in the water, and ride in a car with my head hung out the window, but I have left most of the "crazy" behavior of a puppy behind me. I am well-behaved, I come when I am called, I know general commands (Here, Sit, Heel, and No), I am crate-trained, I am housebroken, I do not dig in the yard, and I NEVER chew on anything I am not supposed to (however, I do love rawhide). I'm an obedient, well-rounded canine, if I do say so myself.

My foster Dad has cows, goats, and other dogs, which I get along with just fine. I have, on occasion, been known to let out a reactionary bark at the goats, cows, and those pesky squirrels, but I've never been aggressive towards them nor have I ever tried to go in the pasture and play with them. I'm content to sit at the fence line and just watch. As far as I know, I have never been around cats or chickens, so I'm not sure if I would like them or not. I have, however, been around children since coming into Rescue and I've had a wonderful time playing with them!

I'm not a small, dainty Lab. I weigh 68 pounds, and I won't get any bigger unless you let me eat things that aren't good for me. I do bark when a strange car or person comes into the driveway and my foster Dad told me I have a very mean-sounding bark. He said it goes a long way to keeping strangers guessing what my intentions might be… hahaha… little do they know their biggest fear might be me licking them to death.

To wrap things up, I'd just like to say Thank You for considering rescuing a Labrador! We are very much "Lovers." My wish for the Holidays you ask? To be part of a family that will allow me to live the rest of my life making theirs more memorable. I know I'm not a pup anymore, but my heart has so much love to give that I sometimes can't control myself. I do enjoy meeting new friends, so please come introduce yourself. We'll play a round of "tug-of-stick". Until then, have a wonderful day and may the sun always warm your tummy.

* A note from the foster Dad* Gabe is a wonderful dog; however, there is one area where he still needs some work that he "conveniently" forgot to mention. He is only "fair" on a leash. We work on this every day and he is getting better, but he does tend to pull from time to time. This is something that, with a little more work, Gabe will master quickly. He doesn't fight the leash; he has just never had any training on one until coming into Rescue. Gabe enjoys being outside immensely, but he is calm and obedient when inside. He will sleep all night quietly in a kennel beside the bed, if allowed. Also, he is a medium-sized dog, which means parents with small children will need to monitor their playtime at first. My fear would be he might accidentally knock down a small child while they play. This is normal and most children get right back up, laugh, and go right back to playing. These are just a couple of things I want to make prospective forever homes aware of. If you have any questions, or you want to come and meet Gabe, please let us know. You will find the contact information below.

Gabe is neutered, current on his vaccines, and he is on heartworm preventive. His adoption fee is $200.00. If you are interested in adopting Gabe, please send inquiries to lab.rescue@earthlink.net or call Betsy at 865-206-2091 (after 6:00 PM weekdays). An approved application is required before Gabe can be met. Please send adoption applications to lab.rescue@earthlink.net.

 

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.

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Murphy - Monroe County

Murphy is available thru the Monroe County Shelter. He has been fully vetted. He is a yellow lab/ lab mix (or we like to say Mostly Lab). He is a little under weight but healthy. Murphy is very sweet and gentle. He is good with other dogs and kids, and loves to play. He does not like cats. He is leash trained and crate trained and is working on housebreaking. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. For more information on Murphy, please contact Brenda at 423-261-2346 or Linda at 865-207-5131 or lrretfoster@gmail.com

NO CATS with this dog!

Gretchen & Griffen

Say hello to your new best friends… yes, I said friends, as in plural! There are two of us and we are a team. We love, love, love each other!! In early March 2014, we found our way to a kennel in Kodak, TN! This nice lady opened the door and invited us to come in, which we did not hesitate as it was very cold out. We were so excited with our new accommodations that we are still here! We love to be outside but want to have access to inside if it’s cold or storming. Gretchen is very afraid of storms and her teeth chatter if it’s cold. We love to lie in the sun and play with each other. We are best friends and MUST remain together for life because, well, that’s just how we roll… We are UTD on shots, spayed/neutered, and will eat practically any kind of food you put down for us. Cheap or expensive, we are good with it! And we love any kind of rawhide treats… YUMMY! Please think very hard about adopting us… Team G! We are approximately 3 years old. Griffen is a Lab mix, Gretchen is a Dobie mix, and we are BEAUTIFUL, SWEET, and HEALTHY!!

For more information about these precious pups, please call Kristi at 865-932-6281.

* ET Lab Rescue Contacts *

 

 


Oak Ridge
Linda Gilpin

PO Box 5026
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831

 


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