“We’re All About the Dogs”
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and other Retriever breeds. Our rescue team saves these dogs from shelters as well as assisting people that need to rehome their dogs. All are vetted, given medical attention, and live in foster homes where they are socialized and cared for before they become adoptable. West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue was established out of a growing need to rescue abandoned and unwanted Labradors and Goldens in the Southern California area. WCLRR is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue organization. Every volunteer, adopter, and team member is important to West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue. We understand that we cannot rescue dogs and save lives without the support of our community and staff.
Founded in mid-June of 2019 WCLRR is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit with the expressed mission of rescuing Labrador and Golden Retrievers in the Southern California area. We save our dogs from various sources such as local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and in cooperation with local breeders. We are breed-specific, but we’ll periodically do a “courtesy post” for other breeds in need of rescue coming from individuals or other rescue groups. WCLRR’s dogs have been featured on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family Show” several times. We believe all of us can work together toward a common goal; saving the lives of dogs.
While we are a young organization, our volunteers and staff spent many years helping other rescues. The first WCLRR dog is named “Freedom” because her rescue was on July 4th, and symbolic as she came from a shelter. Our team of volunteers does everything from searching the local shelters daily, to transporting our dogs to and from veterinarian appointments. For many of the dogs, our volunteers are the first friendly face or act of love they’ve experienced. We make sure we aren’t the last.
Our adoption program is comprehensive and includes in-home interviews, veterinarian visits, spay and neuter, all shots, fecal exams, microchips, a unique “lost and found” system, and our older dog’s, blood work. We’ve partnered with a professional trainer to help us evaluate or smooth out some of the rough edges. Our goal is to make adoption from WCLRR a pleasant and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Our slogan says it best, “We’re All About the Dogs.”
Sincerely – The WCLRR Team