Welcome to The Labrador Rescue Trust

The Labrador Rescue Trust is a registered charity that has rehomed the Labrador breed in the South West of England since 1988.  We cover Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, parts of the Forest of Dean near Chepstow, Bristol and Bath as well as the adjoining parts of Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.


As communities around the world are being impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are mindful of the current government, PHE (Public Health England) and NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) advice but this is changing rapidly and advice given today may be significantly different next week.


Our top priorities are the health and safety of our volunteers and the continuing welfare of the Labradors in our care.


We are all volunteers and no-one should be carrying out any activities that put them at an actual or perceived risk.  Our helpers are under no obligation to continue to carry out home checks, fundraising events or dog checks.


At this point in time it is not critical to carry out home checks and we have therefore  put the majority of the Trusts activities on hold.


Dogs that are currently in kennels will remain there and our helpers will monitor to ensure they are satisfied they are receiving sufficient care and attention.  It is unlikely that kennels will not have capacity over the next few weeks as people will be unable to take their usual holidays.


If you have a SAD dog please plan in advance for medication that will be required over the next three months. Most vets are offering telephone consultations except for emergencies and there may be a delay in obtaining and fulfilling the prescription.


You can still contact the Trust through all the usual channels and we will be here to offer advice and guidance throughout these difficult times.



Rehoming Your Labrador

Find out how we can help if you are thinking about giving up you Labrador

Giving A Labrador A New Home

Find out how you can give a Labrador a new home or become a foster home

Becoming A Volunteer

Find out how you can help. There are many ways you can show your support.

Thank You For Your Support

There are lots of ways you can support The Labrador Rescue Trust.  You can make a one off or regular donation, subscribe to our wonderful Labradors Forever magazine, sponsor one of our Labradors, purchase something from our online shop and of course you can always gift any of those to someone special as a birthday or Christmas gift.  Whichever way you choose to help, we thank you.


Subscribe to our Labradors Forever magazine


Make a secure online donation via PayPal through our website


Sponsor one of our Labradors or gift a sponsorship

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