|Welcome to the Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue (BLRR) website. BLRR was started in 1997 with a
single volunteer saving a single lab. Since then the rescue has grown in numbers and geographically.
We now have about 100 volunteers and we place an average of 100 dogs per year in their forever homes.
BLRR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Because we depend
on donations to operate, we attend many pet fairs and fund-raising events. Our organization has grown
enough to sponsor our own Pet Fair/Walk called Paws Across PA, to raise funds to help our four-legged
friends. To find out if we will be at a fair in your locale, please see our Upcoming Events section of this
site. Each year our Paws Across PA event becomes bigger and better, raising more donations, which in
turn allows us to help more labs. BLRR volunteers live in many parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we
even have a foster home in Northern Delaware! If you would like to see if you are located in our coverage
area, please see our Coverage Area maps section.
Our volunteers work with shelters to evaluate dogs in danger of being euthanized because they are not
finding homes through the shelter and room needs to be made for the unending flow of incoming dogs.
Our volunteers evaluate these dogs to the best of their ability to make sure that the dogs will make a great
pet before we place them into one of our BLRR Foster Homes. Once approved to become a Brookline
dog, the dogs are examined by a veterinarian, brought up-to-date (UTD) on vaccinations, and spayed or
neutered, if needed. These dogs remain in the Foster Homes for a minimum of 2 weeks, so the foster
families can gain insight into the dogs' personalities and offer potential new families more information
about the dogs' needs.
We also help people who can no longer care for their labs by evaluating them using the same criteria as
our shelter dogs. These dogs may be listed as Owner Surrenders on their website write-ups. Prior to an
introduction with an adoptive family, the dogs also must be up-to-date (UTD) on all shots and heartworm
tested negative or on monthly preventive since their last negative heartworm test. They remain in their
owners' homes until new homes can be found to meet their needs and personalities.
Brookline is always looking for volunteers. Foster Homes are always needed; however, there are many
other things that our volunteers do to help out our four-legged friends that require less time commitments.
Please see our Become a Volunteer section of the site, to see if there is some way you may be able to
You may also help these dogs by making a Donation or by using our Shopping link. Donations are always
welcome and gratefully appreciated. The adoption donations we collect help defray costs for veterinary
care, including vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery; however, costs are not covered for all the labs we
help. Sometimes, we have dogs with special needs that require extra vet care. Extra medical care means
extra veterinary expenses. If you would like to make a general donation, please visit the Donations section
of the site. You can make a donation to directly help defray costs for our special needs dogs by donating to
the Bright Horizons Fund, also located on the Donations page.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website and if you have any questions about our Rescue, labs in general or
rescue in general, please contact us at email@example.com.
|Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
Helping Labs Find Their Fur-Ever Homes