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WHO WE ARE:
The Miami Valley OKI Labrador Retriever Rescue and Referral is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, operated by a group of volunteers working hard to ensure that Labrador Retrievers in the Tri-State do not go to shelters and dog pounds where they may be destroyed.
All of our rescued dogs are kept in private foster homes of volunteers who take care of them as their own until they find their forever home.
We have people who call us who want to "re-locate" their dogs for various reasons. Perhaps there is a divorce pending and neither party can keep the dog, or because of a move to another home, an apartment, etc. they can no longer provide a home for the dog. Maybe a family member is allergic to dogs. More often we hear that they "just don't have time for the dog." .
On the other hand, we have people who call who have found a dog wandering loose that appears to be a Labrador or Lab mix but looks like a Lab and acts like a Lab. We arrange to pick it up, have vet care (shots, heartworm test, neuter or spay, etc.,) keep the animal in foster care at a volunteer's home until we can find a permanent home for the dog. Our biggest problem is finding volunteers who will actually house a foster dog until a home is located.
So, there isn't one site that you could go to that houses a multitude of dogs. As soon as we know what an adopterís needs are, we try to pair that person with one of the types of dogs mentioned above, and they can go to see the dog at the foster home or at the home of the owner.
We have a number of nice dogs in rescue at this time. If we don't have what you want today, we will most likely have it soon. The numbers of Labradors in need of homes is staggering. The highest percentage of our rescues is black males, ages one year and up. If you wish, we will be happy to keep your name, and the profile of the dog for which you are looking, on our list of potential adopters, and let you know when something comes up that you might be interested in.
If you have a Labrador to place in our foster care or you have found a stray Labrador, we may be able to refer you to a rescue service in your immediate area. If you are a potential adopter we can help you find a pet regardless of your area. In case there is no rescue service provided in your area, we will do our best to help you.
If you are one of those dog owners who have decided, for whatever reason, that you are no longer able to keep your dog, we will keep your name and the profile of your dog and refer your dog to potential adopters.
Adopters are screened through a telephone interview before we send them to the dogs foster or owner.