Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thank you for supporting Owen!

Las Vegas Labrador Rescue would like to send out a heartfelt THANK YOU to all that donated towards Owen's vet bill this past month. We were truly blessed beyond belief by the generosity of our supporters. Thank you one and all for contributing by chipping in online or by purchasing our Owen's Oreos at one of our events.

 Owen has been cleared by our vet to "test out" his leg by playing like the pup he is! We are so happy to hear that he has made great progress in his recovery!

Next step, to find Owen a home to call his own. He is a sweet boy and should place quickly!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Foster Home Friday - Playing Catch Up!!!!

For those who have been following the Foster Home Friday posts, you probably know we are a little behind with our blogging. Here are the last 3 celebrated foster families.

Joe Orlando (September 13, 2012)
LVLR acknowledges Joe Orlando as foster of the week. 

Joe filled many hats with the rescue since it re-opened in 2011. He fostered, performed behavioral checks as well as home visits.
His foster dogs included Chance and Jerry. He went on to adopt Jerry( now Sheffield), and trained him to be a service dog. 
Sheffield's special talent is "sniffing out explosives. 

Great job Joe!

Ann & Shane O'Keefe (September 28, 2012)
Ann and Shane were one of the rescues newest foster families. After they adopted their black Lab Murphy, and got him settled into a routine, 
they decided to try fostering for the rescue. Their foster dog was Freckles. They did an excellent job training Freckles to learn basic commands, and shortly after Freckles found his forever home.

Thank you Ann & Shane for being a wonderful foster home.

Cynthia & Terry Cartwright (October 5, 2012)

Our Fantastic Foster Home of the Week: Cynthia and Terry Cartwright

Cynthia and Terry are true animal lovers. They have 2 Labs (Dakota & Maggie) and 3 cats of their own, but they always seem to find time to help an animal in need. Not only did they foster Molly and Sam and Dusty for the rescue, they adopted their Lab Maggie when her owners lost their home and could not keep her any longer. They a
lso opened their home again by adopting an elderly Lab (Tigger) last year when he found himself homeless through no fault of his own. All Tigger was looking for was a comfortable place to rest his head for his final days. He found that spot at the Cartwright home. Cynthia made sure Tigger got the medical care he needed to keep him comfortable and Terry barbecued special treats to keep his tummy full. When Tigger crossed over the rainbow bridge last year, I am sure he had a big smile and a spot of BBQ sauce on his face!

Cynthia is also the rescue's media spokesperson. You may have seen her on the "Morning Blend" with our rescued dog Doris, or heard her voice on "Pet Talk with Dr. B." recently.

Thank you Cynthia and Terry for your big hearts and for always being there for Labs young and old.

Thank you for the cell phone donations!

We just wanted to thank everyone who participated in our September Cell Phone Recycling Drive. We do not  have a final head-count, but once we sort through the phones and package them for shipping we will share our results.

Thank you for all of the support of the businesses that collected for us including Lemontree, The Soggy Dog, At Your Service Pet Supplies, Barking Dogs, Valley Cheese and Wine and Sit Means Sit!

Las Vegas Labrador Rescue will be at Nevada Wild Fest!

Lots of excitement in October! LVLR will be at Nevada Wild Fest along with several other non-profit organizations including Las Vegas Dock Dogs. In fact, we have a few of our past rescue dogs competing in this event. Please come out and support the rescue and our hero dogs!

The rescue will have a table at the Nevada Wild Fest all 4 days! Come out, show your support and find out more about becoming involved with our rescue. We will have volunteers on-site that can explain the open volunteer positions and provide more information regarding the rescue.

We will also have a few available dogs on-site. Please follow us on Facebook or this blog to find out who they are and what time they will be present at the event.

Nevada Wild Fest is taking place at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino this year. The dates are October 25, 26,27, 28.
For more info, visit the link below


Las Vegas Labrador Rescue Holiday Portrait Fundraiser

The Rescue will be holding a Holiday Portrait Fundraiser on Saturday October 20, 2012
This is a great time for you to bring your family and pets to be photographed in time to use the pictures for your holiday cards!

The event will take place at Sit Means Sit, 2900 E. Patrick Lane, Suite 2 A Las Vegas, NV 89120. The hours are 11:00am-6:00pm. Please email for sitting appointment time. LVLRFundraising@gmail.com
The sitting fee has been waived for this event, and the pictures start at .25c each and go up depending on the size and quantity of prints.

There will also be a few craft tables set up for a little early holiday shopping. Please come out and support the rescue.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bring your cell phones for recycling!

Receive a raffle ticket for each cell phone donated

Raffle Basket Drawing at 1:00pm!

Monday, September 10, 2012

LVLR will be at the Doggie Paddle and Swim this Saturday!

Las Vegas Labrador Rescue will be attending the Doggie Paddle and Swim Day this Saturday September 15. The event is being held at the Black Mountain Recreation Center from 9:00am-1:15pm.
599 Greenway Road, Henderson NV 89015
We will have adoptable labs on hand for meet and greets. There will also be a donation box for cell phone recycling. These phones need not be working. The rescue will get a few bucks for every phone donated. If you are interested in volunteering or fostering a Lab for us, please come out Saturday and fill out an application. You can obtain an application ahead of time by going to the rescue website and choosing which form you would like (volunteer, foster).
LVLR Volunteer and Foster Applications

Come out and cool off and meet our great dogs and volunteers!!