GGLRR is an all-volunteer, nonprofit tax-exempt organization in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Our Lab Rescue team saves purebred Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes from shelters, as well as assists people giving up their dogs for adoption. We provide foster homes, veterinary care, and rehabilitation when needed, and place them with loving, forever families. Read some of our happy ending Stories.
Our services are limited to the greater San Francisco / Oakland / San Jose Bay Area (including up to Napa and down to Monterey/Carmel) and encompass the following area codes: 408, 415, 510, 650, 707, 831, and 925.
Show your support of lab rescue by shopping in our GGLRR logo and Lab merchandise Store. Profits from our product sales go towards helping more homeless Labs.
GGLRR rescued 325 dogs in 2013 (380 in 2012, 424 in 2011, 383 in 2010 and 347 in 2009!) but the need is far greater with so many people losing jobs and homes or other reasons for abandoning their dog. If you want to help Labs in need, please consider adopting a rescue/shelter dog, making a Donation of cash/vehicle, or donating your time as a Volunteer. GGLRR and the Labs we rescue are very appreciative of all the tremendous support we receive -- thanks to the people and businesses who are contributing their time, services, and money!
Is your Labrador Retriever the most gorgeous dog in the world? You’ve
probably shared photos of him or her with friends and family, and on
Facebook too. How would you like the chance to make your Lab an even
bigger celebrity? We are asking for submissions for the 2015 calendar,
with lucky Labs to be chosen to grace the pages of the calendar, while
raising much needed funds for Lab Rescue. If you would like a photo
of your Lab(s) to be considered as one of the photos
in GGLRR’s 2015 Calendar, please send the photo(s) along with your name, the dog's name and the month / year the dog was adopted from us to GGLRR.. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We only accept submissions from the dog owner and by emailing the photo, you are
giving GGLRR permission to use the photo for the calendar or our website.
The calendar will be a fundraiser for GGLRR this fall, and so we want to feature Labs that have been adopted through GGLRR. If you've adopted a dog from another rescue organization or other source, that dog isn't eligible for inclusion in our calendar. Photos with multiple dogs are welcome, but all dogs shown in the photo must be from GGLRR.
All colors, ages and sexes of Labradors are welcome! Since this is a LAB calendar, we prefer to feature dogs that look like Labradors (purebred or mostly-Lab mixes) though we have loved all the dogs placed through GGLRR regardless of what they looked like. We encourage people to use settings showing the fun people have with their Labs in beautiful Northern California settings (beach, mountains, hiking trails, Golden Gate bridge, etc).
You may include as many GGLRR-adopted Labs in the photo as you want, but please no people, text, nor copywritten backgrounds. Professional photographs will be accepted if submitted by the photographer who can provide GGLRR permission for unlimited usage of the photo as listed with the submission. Please do not use watermarks or other text since photo info and credits will be added consistently on the calendar.
Each owner may submit up to 6 photos of the same Lab. Please submit as high of resolution as your camera permits (8 megapixel or higher preferred). Photos should only be sent in .jpg or .png format.
Photos can be submitted through August 31st, 2014 .
Please note that you don't need a fancy SLR camera to win, e.g. a point-and-shoot camera that captures a beautiful Lab's personality while playing in Tahoe snow has a good chance of winning one of our winter months!
Hi, I’m Yogi, and you should see my HUGE scar! So much has happened to me in the last month, I can’t believe it!
I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up in a shelter in San Jose. I used to have a family who cared for me, because I was micro chipped and I have a very handsome coat. I can assure you, I did not run away from home! Anyway, no one came to find me, so Lab Rescue came to get me. They immediately noticed that I had some big honking bumps on my body, and my teeth weren’t great. You know that we Labs can get lumpy when we get older, but Lab Rescue didn’t like the look of some of the lumps and bumps, so they took me to wonderful place where they treated me great and then….they cut me open and took out 5 lumps! Ouch! I heard that one of them was bigger than a grapefruit; I don’t know what a grapefruit is but I know that’s pretty big! They shaved off some of my fur, and I have two really long things that I am told are called incisions. I have to wear this stupid looking tee shirt and I’m not supposed to run around a play. How could they do that to me? I’m a Lab, I can’t just sit around! They also took out some of my teeth, but that doesn’t affect my happy smile (or my eating!).
The first few days after my operation were pretty rough but my foster mom made me homemade chicken soup and I am doing better now. I am almost ready to be adopted. But it cost Lab Rescue a lot of money to get those lumps out. Can you help out and make a donation to the LOVE ME FUND to help cover the costs of my surgery? That would make me feel really good!
If you are interested in helping Yogi, please consider a donation to the LOVE ME FUND. To donate, please follow the instructions on the Donation page and designate "Love Me Fund"
We need to get him healthier before we can put him up for adoption. Thank you from all of us at GGLRR.
GGLRR exists to:
Essentially GGLRR facilitates the placement of unwanted Labrador Retrievers into loving new homes. We have a spay/neuter requirement for all dogs that we place. If a dog has been abused or needs medical attention, we provide emotional and medical rehabilitation. Individuals who desire to adopt Labrador Retrievers must first contact one of our rescue representatives for adoption screening before being introduced to any of our dogs. Our primary purpose is to provide good homes for Labrador Retrievers who might otherwise be abandoned or euthanized by their previous owners. Through education, we seek to reduce the unwanted dog population and increase responsible pet ownership.