Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue

Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue

Monterey, California
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Local Phone: (831) 261-3409

Levi, adopted from Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue
Levi, adopted from
Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue

Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue is a small, close knit group of lab rescue “pros” who love labs and have many as part of our own families. We’ve all been affiliated with other lab rescue organizations for as long as 25 years and feel that our smaller, more personal approach to adopting a lab will make your search for a new family member a pleasant and rewarding one.

We all live on the Monterey Peninsula and love what we do.  Even our amazing logo comes from the Monterey Peninsula.  It was designed by renowned artist, Will Bullas, who lives right here in Carmel Valley and who generously donated his time and talent to create something special for the labs.

Our fosters are all local and are very experienced. Most all have labs of their own and their labs help the rescues feel at home while they’re in transition to their new homes. The fosters provide the food and the love for each rescue lab, and spend countless hours with them, helping them learn the basics… like housebreaking and a few basic commands.

Many of our fosters have fostered 50 dogs or more for us over the years. Our transporters use their own vehicles to pick up labs from shelters in many different places and spend hours on the road bringing them to us. And our amazing vets, Dr. Tom and Dr. Shannon from Carmel Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Carmel, give us a great discount and provide excellent care for each dog.

We carefully evaluate each dog for behavior issues and do not accept any dog into our program that shows aggression towards people or other dogs.  We place each dog in an experienced, loving foster home so we can see how the dog does in a home setting.  We provide you with information as to the dog’s house manners, any commands the dog knows, how they behave on a leash, how they interact with other dogs, how they travel in a car, their activity level and exercise needs, and what each dog will need to best succeed in his or her new home.

After you adopt a lab from us, we keep in touch with you to make sure the transition to your home is a successful one. If you need advice, we’ll happily give it, and you can call us with any questions you might have at any time.  If you need help with training, we’ll do what we can to point you to good people who can help and if, for any reason, you feel that dog you adopt is not a good fit for your family, we will take him or her back. We are absolutely committed to finding the best homes for each and every one of our dogs.

It’s important to know that almost 100% of the monies we raise at Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue goes to the dogs and their care.  We work out of our homes, we use our own cars, and we donate all of our time. Most of our expenses are for vet care and we’re very careful to spend all of our donations wisely and efficiently so we can help as many labs as possible find new homes.

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Rescue me! Photo: Blaise - Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue
Rescue me! Photo: Blaise - Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue
Maya, DogTrekker's Director of Barketing™, says:
"It's been a busy year for me since last spring, what with all the new responsibilities I've taken on here at the office and settling in with Rox and Dave. Things are pretty sweet for me now—which is a big relief.

Like many dogs of Carmel, I had a pretty great life back in the day. Then my owner died, and it all fell apart. It was a scary time I don't like to think about too much, but luckily for me, Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue took me in." more »
DogTrekker operates on the principles set forth in its 4-Paw Promise: “To deliver local and accurate listings, provide engaging and actionable content and focus on social commitment to the communities we serve.” The “social commitment” part of that promise encompasses more than 300 rescues, shelters and adoption centers listed on our website and mobile app. We provide visibility, awareness campaigns, adoptathon coverage and fundraising opportunities to many of these. Here’s a short list of organizations that would deeply appreciate your holiday remembrance. more »
Ginger on the mend. Photo: Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue
Ginger on the mend. Photo: Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue
Monterey Bay Labrador Retriever Rescue got its start four years ago when some longtime Lab rescue volunteers noticed that while a number of Lab groups served the greater Bay Area, there was something of a gap in Monterey and San Benito Counties. "It seemed like a good idea," recalls founder/CEO Judy Kreger. History's borne this out, as about 125 Labs a year have been finding loving forever homes through MBLRR ever since. more »
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