About Us


For Potential Adopters

We do our best to anticipate most of your questions.  If you read the “Adopt a Lab-How to Adopt” tab, you will learn the details of the adoption process, the cost, the time it takes for application approval, and scheduling appointments.

In addition, we update our Available Labs daily, so you can trust that the  information is current. 

We are happy to address your questions about a specific dog once an application has been submitted.

Adopting A Friend

If you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful Labradors, please fill out an Application.  Once you are approved, you will schedule an appointment to meet the dogs you feel would be a good fit for your family.  There is no limit on how many dogs you can meet!   Our goal is to make the best possible match, so we require all family members and dogs living in the home to be at the adoption appointment.

Adult dogs are $325 and puppies are $375.  Adoption fee includes all vaccinations, registered microchip and spay/neuter.

If you would like to apply to adopt one of our great Labradors, please submit the application, and we will begin to process your request.

A Message From Our Labs:      

Dear Future Family,

                   We want to let you know that we are so happy you chose to adopt us.  We know it won’t always be easy, especially at first.  Some of us had great homes and favorite napping spots, but were given away by our families for different reasons.  Some of us had families who never taught us how to trust, love and feel safe.   We ended up in shelters where we were confused and afraid.  We weren’t used to all that noise and missed laying in the warm sun.  We might seem aloof or distant when we come home with you for the first time.  We might even be upset, pacing, barking and panting to try and calm ourselves.  We made it to rescue because someone could see we still had a lot of love to give.  They recognized our gentle, playful and loving soul, deserving of a second chance at life.  We promise that with time, patience and love, we will be whole again.   Happy, loyal and most of all, grateful to have a family that won’t give up on us!  

We love you so much and will give you sloppy kisses forever,       

Your New Rescue Companion       

Who We Are

Cincinnati Lab Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to helping local Labrador Retrievers find great homes. Labrador Retrievers are loving and loyal dogs that make wonderful pets and family members! Unfortunately, there are many wonderful Labs without a home. Our volunteers work hard to help the many Labs abandoned daily in shelters, or found on the streets, receive the care they deserve. Our dogs are fostered in the homes of volunteers with great knowledge and appreciation for this loyal breed. We evaluate all of our dogs’ temperaments and suitability for living with other dogs, cats, and children. It is important to us that each dog receives excellent medical care. All dogs are kept up to date on vaccines, heartworm prevention, micro-chipped and spayed or neutered. Our goal is to meet the needs of each dog as an individual and to assure proper placement in a loving forever home.

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