Labrador Rescuers

Rescue - Rehabilitate - Rehome

aka Lab Rescuers   |   San Diego, CA   |  http://www.labrescuers.org/

Mission

Labrador Rescuers (LR) is a 100% volunteer-based nonprofit, established in 2004 to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray, abandoned and unwanted Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes, including shelter dogs and dogs relinquished by their owners because of age, health, financial or other reasons. LR is known for rescuing senior dogs and dogs who have medical, surgical and other special needs that shelters, other rescues or owners are unable or unwilling to address. LR provides for those needs with the goal of making it possible for every dog to be adopted into a loving forever home. LR has saved over 5,200 dogs since its formation.

Ruling year info

2004

President of Board of Directors

Trish Forsythe

Main address

5965 Village Way, Ste. E105 - 148

San Diego, CA 92130 USA

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EIN

81-0646390

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Labrador Rescuers works to address the problem of dogs turned in at shelters, abandoned dogs, stray dogs whose owners do not find or reclaim them, dogs relinquished by their owners for a variety of reasons, including age and medical needs, and dogs who otherwise need extra help to find their forever homes. While young, healthy dogs may have a good chance of adoption, dogs who require medical treatment, surgery, some extra attention and/or training, languish with little or no interest from people looking to adopt a dog. Although these dogs will make wonderful companions, limited shelter and other resources mean many are at risk for euthanasia unless they are rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Three Rs (Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome)

Labrador Rescuers (LR) focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of stray, abandoned and unwanted Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes, including shelter dogs and dogs relinquished by their owners because of age, health, financial or behavioral reasons. The purpose of LR's program is to save as many dogs as possible from over-crowded shelters, abandonment and potential euthanization. LR measures success by the number of dogs saved. LR serves the general public and animal shelters in Southern California in the Counties of San Diego, Orange and Riverside, and parts of San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Imperial Counties.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Labrador Rescuers (LR) shares in the philosophy that senior dogs have a positive impact on quality of life and can teach us a great deal about patience, responsibility, respect, loyalty and unconditional love. Every senior dog deserves to live his or her golden years, months, weeks, days or hours surrounded by love, security and peace. Dogs are not a disposable commodity. They depend on humans to care for them through all stages of their lives. No old dog should die alone and afraid.

LR is finding that more and more senior dogs need help. Senior dogs are dumped at shelters, owners turn in senior dogs because of old age and/or medical problems, and senior dogs find themselves as strays and wind up in shelters where they are unclaimed. While young, healthy dogs have a good chance of adoption, seniors often languish, with little or no interest from the general public.

The shelters with whom LR works know LR volunteers have a very big heart for seniors. LR regularly takes in seniors that other rescues pass by because of age and/or medical issues. For seniors with treatable medical issues, LR provides the veterinary and other care required to restore them to health. They are lovingly cared for in foster homes until they are adopted out to approved forever homes. Seniors with insurmountable medical problems are welcomed into LR's Lifeboat Labs program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

When dogs come to Labrador Rescuers (LR) with insurmountable medical problems, they are placed on Lifeboat Lab status and lovingly cared for in permanent foster homes. Each Lifeboat Lab's needs, including medical and dental care, are provided for during the remainder of his or her life. LR does not want any dog to spend his or her final days, weeks or months on a cold shelter floor.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated Nonprofit 2016

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2017

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2018

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2019

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2020

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2021

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Three Rs (Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of dogs available to and needing help from LR decreased in 2020, as pet adoption rates increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Three Rs (Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of dogs available to and needing help from LR decreased in 2020, as pet adoption rates increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of senior dogs rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Second Chances for Senior Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of senior dogs adopted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Second Chances for Senior Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of dogs in hospice care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Lifeboat Labs Hospice Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Labrador Rescuers' (LR) goal has been and continues to be rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming as many Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes as its resources allow. LR is known for rescuing dogs that other rescues decline to intake because the dogs require extraordinary veterinary care, such as orthopedic and other types of surgery, and/or dogs that are older than many adopters wish to consider.

Labrador Rescuers' (LR) strategies to achieve its goal include: (1) continuing constant fundraising efforts to raise sufficient money to provide the care required to restore rescued dogs' health and ready them for adoption; (2) continuing work with shelter partners to identify dogs who need LR's help to save their lives and find their adoptive homes; (3) continuing support of volunteer fosters in caring for foster dogs while the dogs wait for their forever person, couple or family to find and adopt them; (4) continuing recruitment of volunteers to help in a variety of capacities; (5) continuing efforts to raise awareness of shelter dogs; and (6) continuing efforts to promote rescue and adoption.

Labrador Rescuers' (LR) capabilities for meeting its goal are dependent on its ability to continue raising funds and attracting volunteers who are committed to helping LR achieve its stated mission. LR has been able to meet its goal every year since its inception in 2004 and anticipates continuing to do so through hard work and dedication.

Labrador Rescuers has saved over 5,200 dogs since its formation in 2004.

Financials

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Labrador Rescuers

Board of directors
as of 9/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Trish Forsythe

Labrador Rescuers

Term: 2020 - 2021

Trish Forsythe

Melissa Morley

Stacy Anderson

Wendy Chinn

Paula Weber

Karin Johnson

Betina LeVeau Zlotlow

Richard Good

Organizational demographics

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