Special Needs...Special Dogs...

Special Needs Labs are those Labs that are brought into our program knowing they may have physical or behavioral issues that are greater than our typical vetting and fostering programs can overcome.  These Labs may have a serious illness that will require hospitalization, may need surgery to repair an injury or genetic defect, may need specialized testing and treatment, or may need to spend time with a trainer to overcome behavioral challenges. 

It is through donations to our Special Needs Fund that we are able to offer help to a Lab in Need.  We feel by helping these special Labs we are taking rescue to the next level. 

Consider making a donation to our Special Needs Fund by clicking this button or directly to a Special Needs Lab below:



June 2021 - Meet 1.5 year old Soho. He is 100 lbs of pure handsomeness. He has your typical lab personality - full of sweetness and we have to say, gives the best lab kisses ever! Soho tore his ACL at 6 months of age and unfortunately his family did not have the funds to get surgery to correct. 1 year later and now his other ACL is torn and will require surgery as well. His family felt it best to surrender him to us where he could get the best possible medical care. Soho had his first TPLO surgery on his left rear knee in early June but unfortunately developed an infection in that leg. The vets are doing everything possible to make sure the infection does not settle in the bone and trying to avoid having to replace the new hardware. Once we get the infection under control, he will start physical therapy to strengthen the surgical leg so he can be strong enough to handle the 2nd TPLO surgery on his right side. He has a long road ahead. The surgeries, treatment and physical therapy will be quite expensive. Your support will not only help Soho but allow us to continue to help other labs with orthopedic needs.