The Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club, Inc. (DFWLR-RC) is dedicated to alleviating the needless death and suffering of home-less or misplaced (lost and stray) purebred Labrador Retrievers in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
By rescuing and rehabilitating homeless Labradors in our community, vigorously promoting responsible dog ownership through active participation in pet-related events, and through our own education program, we strive for a better life for each of our animals.
We have events almost every week all over the DFW area so our labs can find their forever home. Our event calendar always has the most up to date information for local Meet & Greets and special events. Come out today, be a hero to a deserving lab, and find your best friend!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are so grateful for the outpouring of support of Marcus. Any donations we received for Marcus in excess of his vet bills, will go toward the continuing care and rehabilitation of our other special needs dogs. This is a story about our breeder dog rescue. We are still in desperate need of funds, and hope this story can help explain why. Please read, share and consider making a donation today. ANY donation is appreciated.
What do you get when you buy instead of adopt? We were called upon to meet a crisis team in Bowie, TX to assist with the Breeder Release of Rome, Redd, Arrow, Teddy, Sweetie, Hart, Rosie, Christian, Candice and Grandma Lady.
These dogs had been confined and outdoors and had little human contact. They did not know the comforts of a home or a family and require re-socialization. On our to-do list is to teach them "Dog 101", which includes basics like "potty training" as well as the more heartbreaking "how to be a dog".
Some of the dogs had untreated injuries, one has a disfigured foot (the result of an untreated fracture). Another has a torn ACL (an old injury, repair would not be successful). All had to be treated for parasites. One, on Clomicalm, is described as "terrified", sitting with his head in the corner and urinating when pet.
They were scared and they didn't trust us but they are coming around. One of them clearly wants to be pet, but is not quite ready. He sits still while you pet him, and after a few minutes you will notice the first few thumps of a slow tail-wag.
More recently, we have seen foster homes share positive reviews like "takes treats gently" and "good with kids, people and other dogs". Sweetie's foster excitedly posted to our foster group about "Huge progress!" when Sweetie (who previously had run from her foster family and hidden behind furniture to get away from people) crawled into her foster mom's lap for cuddles.
Redd's foster says he "has gone from a dog huddled in the back of his crate who wouldn't look at us to a dog who finally feels comfortable enough to sack out on our living room floor with us. Hoping someday soon he may let me pat him on the head. Today he play-bowed with me as I played with my own dogs, so I know he is doing better."
But this progress has not been without cost: we still need your help. In specific, we need you to share their story, and we need donations. We are treating all dogs and this includes treatments for four separate kinds of intestinal parasites. All dogs were examined by a veterinarian and brought up-to-date on all routine vaccinations ($100 per dog) and spayed ($200) or neutered ($100) and tested for heartworms. Dogs who tested positive for heartworms have received or will receive heartworm treatment once they are well enough (suggested donation of $300). The dogs were infested with fleas and ticks.
This story is as much about providing care as it is about spreading awareness. Please share their message, and if you must choose to buy instead of adopt, make it your priority to find a reputable breeder.
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