Surrender Form

SURRENDER want to surrender your Labrador to Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club?

Please reconsider - their life is in your hands!

The reality is - alternatives and solutions exist for many of the behaviors, health concerns, and time constraints that generally lead people 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.

  1. Download the Surrender Information Form
  2. Send completed form & photographs of your Lab to: These photographs must be of high quality, not blurry, and include a close-up face-shot and another full-view of the Labrador. Your surrender information will not be considered until adequate photographs have been provided to the team for review.  Along with the pictures, include your name, address, contact phone number, and add the following to the subject line of the email:  "Surrender Application Information".

Please Note:  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".

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 the dog should meet official breed standards in appearance and temperament). In most circumstances we require that the dog be current on all vaccinations, on heartworm preventative, spayed or neutered and a $100.00 re-homing fee.

Important:  We do not accept vicious or dangerous dogs as defined by the Texas Legal Code; nor do we accept dogs that have bitten humans, dogs, or other animals.