In existence since 2002, Safe Harbor Lab Rescue has rescued and re-homed over 4,000 Labrador Retrievers. Each of its rescued dogs goes straight to the veterinarian where they receive a physical exam, vaccinations, a microchip and given heartworm tests. Many of the dogs receive extraordinary medical care as a result of their initial exam, and the biggest expense for the organization’s all-volunteer group is for medical issues. Safe Harbor Lab Rescue is a foster-based organization, which gives them the opportunity to get to know their dogs better, in turn helping to match each Lab with the perfect family.
A Grey Muzzle grant will help with extraordinary dental for senior Labs. Very often senior dental issues are not addressed, and Safe Harbor knows that serious dental issues can adversely affect other parts of the body, such as the liver and kidneys. Also, dental issues can be very painful to dogs, so they are thrilled to be able to provide dental work to the senior Labs just like Jake who need it! Jake came to Safe Harbor as an owner surrender after a family member passed away. At 13-years-old, Jake needed quite the tune-up, including dental and eye surgery, to restore him to better health. He now enjoys lounging around the house with the other resident senior dogs.