In order to be considered
as an adoptive family for one of our dogs, you must start by filling
out an online application.
The information that you enter will be processed by an adoption
representative, and a telephone interview will be conducted after
your references are checked. We may also require a home visit
for certain dogs. It is important for us to know that the dog
is going to a permanent, loving home where it will be treated
as a member of the family. It is also important that you do your
homework on dog ownership and that you fully understand the expense
and time that is involved in caring for a pet. Should you need
any additional information regarding basic dog ownership, please
feel free to
Contact Usand we will be happy to provide resources for you to use.
When describing the kind of
dog you would prefer, your first consideration should be the temperament
of a dog that is appropriate for your lifestyle rather than the
color, age or gender. Honestly assess your lifestyle and your
needs; an accurate picture of your life will assist us in finding
the right Lab for you and your family. Our primary goal is to
match the personality of the dog with the personality of the prospective
owners, resulting in a permanent and loving home for the dog.
Every attempt is made to ensure
that the animal is healthy and of good temperament before it is
placed for adoption. Our dogs undergo an observation period from
one to three weeks before they are allowed to be adopted. During
that time, we test each dog to see how it does with cats, other
dogs, livestock, and children. The dog is also crate trained,
started on housebreaking, and given basic obedience training.
Animals leaving Kentucky Lab Rescue are current on all age appropriate vaccinations and medical care, heartworm tested and on heartworm prevention and flea prevention.
An adoption fee is required for all dogs regardless of age, sex, color. This helps to cover the cost of veterinary
care, boarding, training, supplies, heartworm
and flea prevention, and other related expenses. Kentucky Lab Rescue accepts cash and credit cards except American Express for payment of adoption fees, a $25.00 handling and processing fee with be charged with all credit card transactons.
For more information about
the adoption process and questions you may have, see our Frequently
Asked Questions page.