Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue's Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home neglected, abused and unwanted Labrador Retrievers throughout the Southeast Texas Region including Houston and the surrounding areas.
Did you know that Labrador Retrievers have been the #1 Registered breed with the AKC for 24 consecutive years? Being the #1 breed unfortunately comes with a sad cost...which is why STLRR is in existance. On any given day, a walk through any Houston area shelter will show you a sad reality check. There are a countless number of Labradors sitting, awaiting assistance and hoping to make it out. You can help us help these homeless Labradors by Donating, Fostering, Volunteering and/or Adopting!
Adopt A Lab
STLRR has a great selection of Labrador Retrievers available for adoption! Follow the above tab to find your next amazing family member!
Donate to assist STLRR
Not in a position to volunteer, or adopt at this time? STLRR is always in need of donations! While monetary donations are always needed, there is also a great need for other items as well! Follow the above tab to see how you can help us, care for the dogs in our program.
Volunteers are the backbone to our organization! Please follow the tab above to see how you can help!
Is an IRS Approved, 501(c)3, Non-Profit Organization. Founded in 2004 by Tammy McDowell-Richey and Michelle Cote, the organization was the 1st reputable rescue group, focused on homeless Labrador Retrievers, in the Houston area. With a strong backbone of volunteers and foster homes who have worked tirelessly over the last 10 years, we have rescued and adopted out hundreds of Labrador Retrievers. Each of the dogs rescued would have otherwise been euthanized in a Houston area shelter. Currently we have a small handful of foster homes available and are making plans to construct a small facility that will act as a home away from home for dogs in our program. This will give the dogs a safe place to lodge temporarily while they are vetted and allow them to learn the in’s and out’s of living in a home-type environment, while waiting for a forever home. Our new home for wayward Labrador Retrievers (and the ocassional friend!) will not come without a price. Although the property has been acquired, funds will need to be raised to construct the facility itself, as well as clearing the property, bringing in utilities and building secure Lab-proof fencing. Having a facility of our own, will enable STLRR to move forward and continue doing what we do best-rescueing, rehabilitating and re-homing dogs. Not only will this give us an opportunity to grow our #’s once again, it will give us STLRR a place to call home. A place for volunteers to get together and hang out with the dogs, a place for adopters to meet numerous dogs in our program, at one place, and of course a place for our dogs to run, play, and feel safe. Please help us reach our goal by donating to our cause!Donations can also be mailed to: Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue P.O. Box 46 Magnolia, Texas 77355or sent via Paypal to email@example.com
If you have found yourself visiting our Adoptions page, you must be contemplating the addition of a new family member and we are super excited that you have come to take a peek! Here are a few things that you should know about Labs that are available in our program...STLRR has always taken pride in the dogs that we accept into and adopt out through our organization. All dogs available for adoption have been properly evaluated and are only accepted into the program if we feel that they can be safely adopted out into homes such as yours. Most dogs in our program are kid tested and mother approved. If we do not feel that a dog in our program would be suited for your home, we will tell you. Although our goal IS to adopt out as many Labradors as possible, it is also to make sure that each Lab goes to a suitable home, and that each home adopts a suitable Lab.
It’s raining Chocolate Labradors!
DublinDublin is a 1 year old Labrador Retriever mix. He is higher on the energy scale and would be great with an active family or an owner who is looking for a running partner. Dublin does well with other dogs, provided they can keep up with his playful nature.
TwinkieTwinkie is a 7 year old PERFECT yellow female. She loves everyone and everything, be it other dogs, cats, kids or adults. She follows her humans around like an angel, lays at your feet when you sit down to relax for the night and appears to be house trained. Twinkie also has some basic obedience training under her belt.
JakeJake is a 3 year old big blocky boy that was taken in by a good samartin last year after being found hit by a car. Jake has recovered from his injuries and is ready for adoption. He does well with other large dogs and loves the small children that visit him regularly!
TajTaj is a 3 year old boy that does well with other dogs and is alsofriendly with people! Taj is currently living in a foster home and is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative.
DakotaDakota is a 1 year old Lab pup that does well with other dogs andhas been friendly toward cat so far. He is a typical young lab, higher on the energy scale and could use a home that would be able to provide him with some structured obedience.
NoelleNoelle is a 4 year old Chocolate female that has done well with everyoneshe has met since joining the STLRR program. She loves to retrieve, gets along well with other dogs and kids and is house/crate trained.
PrestonPreston is a young Lab that is new to our program. He is around 8 months of age and was turned into a local shelter for doing typical Lab-puppy things such as...eating socks. He is a smart pup with a strong desire to please his people and PLAY. Preston would do best in a home with another dog that is equally as playful and can keep up with his silly antics.
Sponsor a Labrador coming into our program by covering the costs of his/her Vaccinations, De-worming, Heartworm Testing, Spay/Neuter and Microchip!$200.00
STLRR tries our best to utilize low cost spay/neuter clinics in our area whenever possible. Most low cost clinics for an adult Labrador run around $100-$125 depending on the size of the dog. Donate now to sponsor one of our Labs being altered!$125.00
The treatment of heartworms is one of the most costly expenditures that STLRR faces regularly. Dogs being treated for heartworms receive an exam by a Veterinarian and are placed on monthly heartworm prevention and Doxycycline, prior to starting the actual treatment. Sponsor one of our pups to help them through this trying time$450.00
STLRR would like to remind you that no donation is too small. All donations help us help Labradors in need!
Feed a Labrador!
STLRR currently feeds the dogs in our program Victor Blue Dog Food. Victor is made locally in Texas and is listed as a 4 star dog food by the Dog Food Advisor. Donate to purchase a 40lb bag of dog food to help feed the pups in our program.$35.00
Choose your Donation Amount!
Donations can be made via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery of Happy Labradors
We LOVE sharing photos of our Labradors, past, present and future! Please email us photos of your adopted Labrador!
Adopting a Labrador RetrieverADOPTION APPLICATIONAdoption Fee can be submitted via Paypal to email@example.comAdoption Process: An APPLICATION TO ADOPT, may include: (1) Filling out an application accompanied by a $25.00 application fee (which will go toward the adoption fee). Application fee can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org(2) A phone interview for the applicant, his/her veterinary and/or personal references (3) A home visit (4) A review of the application by the STLRR Board for final approval The application process may take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to be completed. STLRR operates on an all volunteer basis, and we are not always able to complete applications as quickly as quickly as prospective adopters would like. If you are approved to adopt, you will be invited out to meet with the dogs available for adoption which may be in foster homes or kennels. Please be aware that we cannot promise that a particular dog who caught your eye will be available until the application process is completed. The adoption process involves some time and effort, but be patient....we want to ensure that we match you with the right dog. Once a match has been made, we will execute an Adoption Contract, and collect the adoption donation. The adoption fee for all STLRR dogs is $300.00 Dogs adopted through our program will be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and on monthly heartworm and flea preventative.
“Every once in awhile, a dog enters your life and changes everything”
Please be patient when contacting STLRR. We are a volunteer organization with jobs and families of our own to tend to! At this time, STLRR is not accepting Owner Surrendered Labrador Retrievers unless the owner can provide proof of spay/neuter, vaccinations and proof of monthly maintenance on heartworm prevention. If you are wanting to rehome your Labrador due to a behavior issue, please contact a trainer and/or behaviorist before surrendering. We would be happy to refer you to a trainer that can assist at a discounted rate. The Houston area shelters are FULL of great dogs, no matter how well bred or great that he/she may be, the chances of YOUR dog getting out of the shelter are SLIM. Dogs with severe behavior issues WILL BE EUTHANIZED if surrendered to an animal shelter. STLRR is not currently able to take in dogs that have shown any form of aggression. A shelter is no place for a dog and is no place for YOUR dog, please find a way to keep your dog in your home.Because of the high volume of emails that we receive daily requesting our assistance, we are not able to respond to each and every message at this time.