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For Potential Adopters

We do our best to anticipate most of your questions.  The following information  will address the details of the adoption process, the cost, the time it takes for application approval, and scheduling appointments.

cincinnati-lab-rescue-20Apply for Adoption:


If you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful Labradors, please fill out our Adoption Application, which remains active for one year.  Please allow approximately two weeks to complete the application process, as we will respond as soon as possible.  Once your application is approved, you along with your family members will schedule an appointment to meet the dogs you feel would potentially be a good fit for your family.  There is no limit on how many dogs you can meet!   Our goal is to make the best possible match, which is why we require all family members and dogs living in the home to be present at the adoption appointment.



Adult dogs are $325 and puppies are $375.  Adoption fee covers basic vetting, including all vaccinations, registered microchip, and spay/neuter.  100% of our funds go directly to the care of our dogs.



When you arrive for an appointment, one of our volunteers will assist you with meeting the dogs.  If you find your match you will be able to take your new family member home with you that day.  We provide a collar complete with a rabies and microchip tag, but ask you to please bring a leash for transporting your new dog. An important part of the process is to answer your questions and provide you with information to help your new dog comfortably transition into your home.

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We update our Available Labs daily, so you can trust that the  information is current.

We are happy to address specific questions about a dog once  an application has been submitted and approved.  In order to address the majority of your questions, we recommend you review our Adoption FAQ’s,

Dear Future Family,

We want to let you know that we are so happy you chose to adopt us.  We know it won’t always be easy, especially at first.  Some of us had great homes and favorite napping spots, but were given away by our families for different reasons.  Some of us had families who never taught us how to trust, love, and feel safe.   We ended up in shelters where we were confused and afraid.  We weren’t used to all that noise and missed laying in the warm sun.  We might seem aloof or distant when we come home with you for the first time.  We might even be upset, pacing, barking and panting to try and calm ourselves.  We made it to rescue because someone could see we still had a lot of love to give.  They recognized our gentle, playful and loving soul, deserving of a second chance.  We promise that with time, patience, guidance, and love, we will be whole again – happy, loyal, and most of all, grateful to have a family that won’t give up on us!  


We love you so much and will give you sloppy kisses forever,       

Your New Rescue Companion