Fostering a Lab


LRRCT, Inc. does not run a shelter facility so we depend on the loving generosity of a network of private fosters to provide a safe haven for our rescued Labradors on the way to their forever homes. If you are interested in becoming a foster family for a rescued Labrador, please check out the links below to view our foster brochure and submit a foster application.

A Poem To My Foster Dog

by Diane Morgan/Copyright 1999


I am the bridge
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.


I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed,
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.


For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand
I will love you with my whole heart
I will make you whole.

I am made of steel.

Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
When your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.
I will let you go--not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever--
A new dog needs me now.

Dash, a special needs lab, in the chair his foster built
Please complete application and email to Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss fostering further.