In 2006 I was blessed to be introduced to Lab Rescue when I found Ellie Mae. I have grown up with dogs all my life and when I purchased my first house I need a dog to make it a home! I saw her picture online and new I had to have her. After driving to Tampa and adopting Ellie, I knew I had to be part of the organized that did such wonderful work. During my time volunteering I came across another Lab, Emma that a family was looking to surrender. Once I saw her, I knew she was the final addition we needed. She was by my side for many milestone and ended up being my daughters best friend.
Last month Emma Sue crossed over the rainbow bridge and has left a hole in my heart. She was a loyal friend to me and my family and will be greatly missed. Her canine sister, Ellie isn't the same since she left us. Rest in peace my sweet dog. You weren't lucky to find me......I was lucky to find you.
We adopted Midnight just before Christmas in 2006, and he was the gift that kept on giving. He was affectionately known as: "The Big Guy," and he brought years of joy to our family. He passed yesterday, but now, he is happily chasing tennis balls around the Rainbow Bridge.
Over the years we have laughed while reflecting on his LROF profile description that labelled him "Unflappable" - that word was spot on. Midnight was 5-years old when he arrived and we never could understand how someone gave him up, their loss was our family's gain. He was an integral part of our daily lives, and we will miss the warm spots where he laid, his watching TV, and so much more. He took part of three hearts with him, we know he will guard them and cherish them forever!
Your adopted labby sister, Rylee, has been lost without you.
We miss you!
Alexandra, Rylee, Mom and Dad
We adopted Connor in July 2013 when he was around 8 or 9 years old. After playing with him for 5 minutes at his foster parent Jorge's house, we knew he would fit right in with our older doggie, Sara, and our 3 cats.
Connor had some issues and had obviously had a hard life previous to being rescued from MDAS by LRROF. All he needed was some love and TLC to blossom into a beautiful big black shiny goofball. He was friendly to everybody, gentle with children and other animals and left a lasting impression to all that met him. His goal in life was to be with his Mom and Dad.
We lost Connor to complications to cancer at the beginning of June this year. It was very, very quick and unexpected and we miss him terribly. Even though we only had him a relatively short time, we were honored to have him stay with us for the last years of his life and thankful for the love and fun he brought us. We love you Connor.
Adopting one of the wonderful labs from Lab Rescue saves the life of a needy and deserving soul and pays you back in so many ways.
Don't buy, ADOPT.
We first met Barney on December 3rd, 2014. He was found as a stray and estimated to be between 9 and 10 years old. Barney had a lot of medical issues so we decided to foster him first and get him out of the shelter in Naples. After 4 months and a lot of love, care, good food and eye surgery, we adopted Barney on April 9, 2015. We love Barney to the moon and back and will provide a wonderful, loving home for him for the rest of his days on this earth. He also gets along well with Maggie, our 14 year old yellow lab who has had cancer for more than 3 years.
Thank you Lea and Laurie for all of your help and for all that you do so selflessly for the pups in need.
Shaina and Raven
I adopted Shaina when she was 6 or 7 years old. I already had a 7 year old black lab and I wanted a friend for her so I wanted an adult lab. She was the sweetest yellow girl who loved everyone and was the best sister to Raven. They were the best pals. We were blessed to have her for 7 years. Sadly in may we had to send her to the rainbow bridge as she had cancer that came back aggressively that we had treated 3 years prior. Her sister Raven followed her 13 days later. You will never find a love as great that a lab will give especially one from lrrof. They are so grateful to be in a forever home and show it. We are just now considering another lab from lrrof after being devastated from losing both our girls so close together. I wouldn't consider getting a lab anywhere else.