Ways to Help

There are lots of ways to help out at Lab Rescue of the LRCP.  Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a bit of time, we can use your help.

Our volunteers do everything from transporting labs to their new foster home, help transport equipment (such as crates to foster homes), foster labs, assist with fundraising and help with our different technology and organizational efforts.

The number one need that we have is foster homes.  Dogs in foster homes find their homes much faster.  This is because dogs in foster homes are often less stressed than dogs that go from a shelter or kennel to a new family.  This makes the transition easier for these dogs to settle into their forever home.  Please consider giving fostering a try.  It's a rich and rewarding experience for dog and person(s) alike.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete one of our two volunteer applications.  

Adoption Days & Events

Once or twice a month, Lab Rescue of the LRCP hosts adoption events.  These events offer a great way for many applicants to come and visit with several dogs at one time.  We are always in need of volunteers to assist with taking care of or handling the labs while they wait to meet their new families, work some of the tables or generally pitch in with what ever is needed.

If you're interested in volunteering at an event, please complete our online form

Become an Adoption Coordinator

One of the most critical roles in Lab Rescue is being part of our team of Adoption Coordinators (AC) who match prospective families with dogs in need of homes.  It is a very rewarding effort.  Adoption Coordinators build happy families.  Upon receiving an application an Adoption Coordinator reaches out to a family for an interview to discuss their family and requirements.  Once approved, an AC sends potential Labs to the family and helps set up a meet and greet and ultimately collects the contract and fee. Some Adoption Coordinators attend adoption events as well and will do interviews and matching onsite.

If you enjoy talking with people about Labs, this role might be a great fit for you. 

If you have about 5 hours, or more, and are interested in joining the AC team, please complete our online form

Foster a Lab

Have you thought about fostering, but just haven't taken the plunge? Have you been taking a break? Foster families care for our labs while they wait for their new forever homes and make great additions to your family while they're with you.


Lab Rescue is always in need of help transporting labs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  A car, some doggie equipment and a bit of time from time to time is all it take.  Along the way you'll get to make a new friend or two.


Housechecks & Evaluations

If someone decides to give up their dog to Lab Rescue we do an in-house evaluation of the dog.  And, after a lab is adopted from Lab Rescue we do a housecheck to make sure all is well.  We're always in need of volunteers to help complete these steps.