Lone Star Labrador Retriever Rescue (Lone Star Lab Rescue) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization, dedicated to saving purebred Labrador Retrievers from euthanasia in city shelters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
There are just some dogs that will tear your heart out. Delta is one of those dogs. She was rescued from a local shelter. Delta is only about 4 years old, but we could see she was in pretty bad shape... 10-15 pounds underweight, patchy coat, several infected areas on her skin. It looked like she had recently weaned puppies from her enlarged mammaries. We could see on her face that she didn't feel good, but she wagged her tail and settled in for her ride out of the shelter.
The first thing we do for a new Lab is get a thorough exam by our vet. We now know that Delta has not been nursing puppies recently. Those mammaries are very firm and are likely tumors. She also has a ruptured anal gland and is in heat. How could someone abandon a dog that is this sick? Delta was likely used to produce litter after litter of puppies, until her body gave out. Then she was just tossed out.
We are going to do everything we can to get Delta back to good health. Her veterinary care is going to be extraordinarily expensive. When she is in better shape, we will have her spayed and remove the tumors. A biopsy will tell us if they are cancerous.
In the meantime, Delta is sweet, a little shy, but adjusting beautifully to her foster home. You can see how grateful she is in her beautiful brown eyes. Her recovery will take a couple of months, but we have all of our paws crossed that we can get Delta back to good health. All donations received for the next month will go toward Delta's veterinary care.
Our Meet-n-Greets will be held at the petco located at the south east corner of Preston and SH-121 in Plano. For a map and directions, please see our Meet-n-Greet information page.
Lone Star Lab Rescue normally has Meet & Greets twice a month, so that applicants can meet several dogs at one time. Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID19 restrictions, we are not able to hold public events at Petco. We hope that the current restrictions will be lifted soon and we can get back to meeting everyone interested in adopting our Labs.
The first thing to do is complete the adoption application. We will take a look at it to see if your home and family will fit well with any of our Labs. We will give you a call to talk about the dogs in our program. If we have a dog that sounds like a good match, we will arrange a meeting to introduce you to the dog you are interested in.
Applications are still required and even more important than ever to give us the information needed to make decisions. Please complete the application carefully and completely.
These are dogs that have recently come into the Lone Star Lab Rescue program. They haven't been with us long enough for us to have much information on them. In some cases, they are finishing up their medical treatments. In either case, as we get to know them and have more to tell, we'll post information here. Watch for these dogs to move to the "available" page.
Fenmore is a sweet boy, between 2 and 4 years old. He's settling in at his foster home, and will be available for adoption once he's been neutered.
Kimber is between 4 and 5 months old, and is quite the little "pistol". The older dogs in her foster home are showing her the ropes, and she's learning. Typical of young Lab puppies, she has a lot of energy and loves to play in the water.
These are dogs in our program that will be in medical care longer than our normal fosters. They'll be available for adoption as soon as they're healthy enough.
This gorgeous, 1.5 year old boy, is Dutch. We rescued him from a shelter a week ago. Unfortunately, he has pneumonia and is quite ill. Medications have brought his fever down, but he is still coughing and won't eat without an appetite stimulant. He’s losing weight.
Currently, he is hospitalized and on IV fluids, antibiotic injections and nebulizer treatments. We are grateful for any and all contributions to get this sweet boy healthy and ready for his forever home.
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LSLRR is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible! Donations are always welcome and appreciated. The donations we collect help defray costs for veterinary care which run more than our adoption fees cover for each adopted Labrador, especially in our special needs Labs. Your donations make all the difference in helping each Lab in our program. Here are different ways to donate to help save a labrador's life...
Lone Star Lab Rescue
PO Box 2286
Coppell, TX 75019
Lone Star Labrador Rescue is really particular about what we feed our Labs. We feed Victor Premium Dog Food to our foster Labs, as well as our own Labradors. Victor has a variety of formulas, all made right here in Texas with high quality, domestically sourced ingredients.
Lone Star buys Victor Premium from Pet Extravaganza in Carrollton. Please give them a call and ask about delivery!
For information about other supporters of Lone Star Labrador Retriever Rescue, see our Supporters Page