So...you want to surrender your Labrador to DFWLRRC?
Please reconsider - their life is in your hands!
We've heard just about every reason for giving up a Labrador: moving...don't have time...having a child...allergies...shedding...barking...health problems...behavioral problems...the list goes on. The reality is - alternatives and solutions exist for many of the behaviors, health concerns, and time constraints that generally lead folks to consider surrendering their Labrador. Your Labrador is a member of your family and you owe it to them to exhaust all other means before deciding to give them up. Their life is very much in your hands.
Before you make the decision to surrender your Labrador, we encourage you to read Can We Help You Keep Your Pet? On these pages, you will hopefully find some advice and piece of mind to help you keep your Labrador. There is also a lot of information for those who would never dream of giving up their pet, but just need some advice on basic pet problems. It only takes a few minutes of your time and you may be very surprised at what you read...
How to Surrender
If you have read this far and feel that you have no other choice but to surrender your Labrador to rescue, DFWLRRC may be able to help.
All Labradors under consideration by DFWLRRC are evaluated for temperament, current health status and whether or not it's a pure-bred Labrador (AKC papers not required, but dog should meet official breed standards in appearance and temperment). In most circumstances we require that the dog be current on all vaccinations, on heartworm preventative, spayed or neutered and a $100.00 fee.
Surrender Information Form
Effective March 1, 2012: DFWLRRC is requesting a $20.00 fee for review and processing of all surrender information forms submitted. Your surrender information will not be considered until this fee is received (provide a paypal confirmation code in the "Additional Comments" field of the surrender form). This $20.00 fee is non-refundable; all fees go towards meeting the needs of rescued Labrador Retrievers in our program.
Please click the "Donate" button below to pay the fee via PayPal, once you have paid the $20.00 fee, you will be provided a link to our "Surrender Form."
Complete and submit the DFWLRRC online surrender information form. You will be asked to provide photographs at the end of this form; please provide the best possible quality, with full view of the Labrador. Your surrender information will not be considered until adequate photographs have been provided to the team for review. This form is only the first step in the process of having your Labrador considered by our Incoming Team and is NOT a commitment from DFWLRRC to accept your pet into our rescue program. The surrender process can take SEVERAL WEEKS, and generally will NOT happen "overnight".
We do not accept vicious or dangerous dogs as defined by the Texas Legal Code. Nor do we accept dogs that have bitten humans or other dogs.