In existence since 2002, Safe Harbor Lab Rescue has rescued and re-homed over 4,300 Labrador retrievers. Each rescued dog receives a physical exam by a veterinarian, vaccinations, a microchip, and a heartworm test. Many of the dogs receive extraordinary medical care as a result of their initial exam, which is the biggest expense for the all-volunteer group. Safe Harbor Lab Rescue is a foster-based organization, which allows them to get to know each dog and match them with the perfect family.
A Grey Muzzle grant will provide dental care for senior Labs. Dental issues in senior dogs are often not addressed and, if left untreated, can adversely affect other parts of the body such as the liver and kidneys. Dental issues can also be very painful, making it hard for senior dogs to eat and affecting their quality of life. This grant will help dogs like Buddy who got the dental care he needed and hit the jackpot when he was adopted by a Safer Harbor board member!