Lucky Labs Rescue, based in Charlotte, NC, is an all volunteer group of people who have a passion for saving as many Labrador Retrievers as possible. Lucky Labs is an approved 501(c)(3) rescue, and all donations are tax deductible.

When Lucky Labs Rescue brings a dog into our program, each one is immediately vetted for vaccines, spayed or neutered, tested for heartworms, and wormed for intestinal parasites. The dogs are temperament tested and are put onto our foster program while they await their forever homes. Lucky Labs get most of their dogs from local high kill shelters in North and South Carolina. We rescue many just a day before they are to be euthanized.

We have volunteers who work with local shelters to learn of dogs that have been surrendered. Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed because of their loving personality and their willingness to please. Once you meet a lab, it is easy to see why they are so popular.

The Adoption Application is the first step. Once your application has been received, we do a phone interview, check your vet references, and then do a home visit. The home visit is very important. This is a great time to discuss nutritional needs, housebreaking, etc. with you and your family. We require each of our dogs to be kept inside at night, no exceptions. We make sure the family understands that any pet has to be treated as a member of the family. We encourage adopters to participate in obedience classes if necessary. Lastly, we discuss the exercise options for the dog. Labs are energetic dogs that need proper exercise.