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Who We Are

"Improving the Mid-South one Lab at a time"

Labs4Rescue is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a new life for rescued or displaced Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Mixes. All Labs4Rescue dogs undergo an initial veterinary screening, treatment as required and then they are placed in loving foster homes for nurturing and further evaluation. Only Labs with socially acceptable behaviors, which can be responsibly placed, will be offered for adoption. All labs offered for adoption have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, started on heartworm prevention and have received treatment for any prevailing medical or health conditions.

Labs4Rescue also offers additional educational materials via brochure, educational events and articles within this web site. Our goal is to promote and advance responsible pet ownership.

Please ask us for references as we have probably adopted a lab to a family near you!

As a volunteer and non-profit organization, Labs4Rescue relies on donations to help us be able to save more labs!


We are in the process of developing a foster home program in New England. The high-kill shelters in the South and Midwest are full of purebred labs and lab-mixes. Most of these labs only get 3-5 days to be adopted, and sadly, most never are. Labs4Rescue has many great pre-approved applications just waiting for labs. We are limited in our ability to pull these labs from the high-kill shelters, because of a shortage of foster homes. Could you help us to save even more labs, by fostering a lab for 2-4 weeks? We will arrange transport to your area from these out-of-state shelters. Please complete our foster application if you would like to apply to be a foster parent.

Here's what one foster parent had to say about her experience:

A Thank You Note from Ilene, who adopted Ace from Labs4Rescue

I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know what a great job everyone connected with Labs4Rescue has done in bringing ACE to us. The transport went smoothly and Ace is a wonderful, wonderful companion. Everyone, from our neighbors (who want a dog from Labs4Rescue) to my vet admires his gentle disposition, calm demeanor, and gorgeous looks! He is a great family member, in love with the world, and even two cats who consider him an intruder. He's a blessing and a beautiful dog who came to me just at the right time! THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!

A Thank You Note from Louise Taylor, who adopted Bucky from Labs4Rescue

We adopted our yellow lab/golden retriever mix, Bucky, through Labs4Rescue this fall. We could not be more pleased. Our 15 year old Golden had passed away this summer and we desperately wanted to find another dog, but we were sure that we did not want a puppy and definitely wanted a lab or golden mix. By using PetFinder we found Labs4Rescue. I have never met a more committed caring group of people in my life. Every step of the way they helped us make our choice and definitely went the extra mile to be sure that the fit would be good both for Bucky and for us. Our primary concern was that any dog that we got would be kid friendly as we have a 6 (at the time 5) year old son who has had a calm, patient dog his whole life. It was very important to us that our new dog be good with kids. The ladies at Labs4Rescue went to great lengths to "kid test" Bucky to be sure that he would be good with kids. He passed with flying colors, but by being able to have a real conversation with them about our concerns, our concerns became their concerns and a good match was made.

Bucky was healthy and in excellent physical shape when we got him, despite having been found as a stray in Alabama. The extra time and care that Labs4Rescue puts into being sure that the dogs are in good physical and mental shape before adoption really makes a difference.

The people at Labs4Rescue really CARE about the outcome, for the prospective owners and for the dog being placed. This makes the process much better for both parties in my opinion.

Adopting a friend

Please view the dogs and email if you would like additional information or would like to communicate with the labs foster family. Please visit our webpage at to obtain an online application and to view our adoption contract. Please hurry as your new best friend is waiting for you!

Tennessee Labs4Rescue
Cordova, TN 38088
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