Difference between Rescue Dogs and Owner Placements

Rescues

A dog placed directly by Calgary Purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue has been rescued from a shelter, its owner or found as a stray. If the dog is listed as a "Placement by: rescue", it means that the dog is currently in foster care with a Calgary Purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue foster home or a rescue worker. Foster care means that the dog has been carefully evaluated for health (likely been to a veterinarian), condition and temperament by experienced Labrador Retriever owners or rescue workers. Foster care can last for as little as 2 days or as much as 2 months, depending on the circumstances. During this time the foster family has time to continue to evaluate the dog's behaviour in many situations and has possibly done or continued with some basic obedience training or crate training. We back any Labs placed by Calgary Purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue and its representatives are always available to help you smooth out the adoption process and help with any questions.

Owner Placements

An owner placement usually happens when a family can no longer take care of their Lab and want to find it a good, new home. These owners are usually attached to their dog and don't want to place their dog at a shelter where they don't have control over where (or if) their dog is placed. If the dog that you are interested in adopting is tagged as an owner placement, you will talk directly to the owners about adopting their dog through Calgary Purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue once your adoption application has been approved. You can find out this dog's entire history, if you ask the right questions so you can know exactly what kind of dog you are adopting. You may be able to ask questions of the former owners as your Lab settles into your home. You may be able to get complete veterinary records from the former owner. As you evaluate an owner placed dog, you are encouraged to ask Calgary Purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue representatives for advice.

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT LISTING APPLICATIONS NOR REHOME DOGS WITH A HISTORY OF AGRESSION.


Whether a Lab is a rescue or owner placement, Calgary Purebred Labrador Retriever Rescue requires that it be spayed or neutered and its vaccinations be current prior to adoption. We try to carefully screen new adoptive homes and require home visits irregardless of whether a dog is a rescue or owner placement. Be sure you understand all our requirements (for example, a fenced in yard), so that you aren't disappointed if your adoption application is turned down. We charge a minimum adoption fee and also ask that our veterinary and transportation costs are covered. These funds are used to rescue other dogs and are usually a fraction of the cost of a Labrador Retriever puppy. The average age of the dogs we help to place is 1.5 to 4 years old but occasionally we get younger dogs too.

  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A LABRADOR RETRIEVER, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE AN ADOPTION APPLICATION TO START THE ADOPTION PROCESS. NO ADOPTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THIS.

FOR INFORMATION ON COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BREED RESCUES, PLEASE CHECK OUT http://www.darkrose-bds.com/kennel/resc/rescmisc.htm