As the Tucson Labrador Retriever Examiner, I feel it is necessary to bring attention to a wonderful group of people who have devoted countless hours of time and energy to rescuing abandoned Labrador Retrievers throughout the state of Arizona.
The organization is called Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue (DLRR). They are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization made up of people all over Arizona. The organization was started in 1996 and has since rescued over 2,300 Labrador Retrievers. These dogs are either surrendered to the organization by former owners or rescued from dog pounds by group volunteers. They are then either given to a temporary foster families or placed in one of the groups 2 no-kill shelters until a suitable owner can be found.
In addition, DLRR provides medical care to all their foster dogs, and has even acquired over $120,000 in veterinary expenses over the last year. However, even in tough economic times, the group continues to work hard to ensure the health and well-being of every Labrador Retriever they come across.
DLRR host numerous events throughout the year in both Phoenix and Tucson including adoptions at PetSmart locations. On October 2, 2010, they will be having a "Corks and Collars Wine Tasting and Silent Auction" fundraiser at the Uncorked Wine Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona (http://www.corksandcollars.org ). For more upcoming events please see their event page at: http://www.dlrrphoenix.org/events.html
DLRR is always looking for volunteers, foster families, donations, or permanent homes for their Labrador Retrievers. If interested, please refer to the information below:
DLRR Phone: (480) 899-LABS between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
Web Site: http://www.dlrrphoenix.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/Desert-Labrador-Retriever-Rescue/114453158215?ref=ts