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Subaru of Jacksonville Sponsoring Lab Rescue

on Friday, 24 April 2015. Posted in In the News



 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2014

LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP WORRIED ABOUT MORE THAN JUST SELLING CARS

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida and Subaru of Jacksonville Team Up to Find Labrador Retrievers Forever Homes This Saturday at the Dealership

Jacksonville, FL, July 31, 2014– Subaru of Jacksonville is hosting a pet adoption for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida on Saturday, August 2, 2014.  “Subaru of Jacksonville, and the Subaru brand, are HUGE animal advocates.  Dogs are always welcome in our dealership, and we couldn’t be more excited to help the LRRoF find forever homes for their great labs,” says owner of Subaru of Jacksonville, Phil Porter.

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc. is a statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and finding permanent new homes for Labrador retrievers. Since 2000, LRRoF has found "furever" homes for more than 7,500 Labs.  Subaru of Jacksonville wants to help increase that number. 

Porter is making sure the dealership is as inviting as possible for its furry guests, and anyone stopping by on Saturday, “We are kicking off our 15th year in business with this adoption event.  We’ll be providing everyone that comes by for the event a free lunch and some presents for our four-legged friends!”

All of LRRoF's Labs reside in foster homes. All of the LRROF’s dogs come from shelters and owners who can no longer keep them. Each Lab is thoroughly evaluated for temperament before being accepted into rescue, ensuring they are not only people-friendly but also dog-friendly. They are also given any needed medical care, including spay/neuter, vaccines and any specialty care they might need. 

If you can’t make it to the event, but you might be interested in adopting one of the dogs, please visit LRROF’s website at www.lrrof.org and click on Adopt to start an adoption application.

Subaru of Jacksonville is a family owned and run business that was opened in August 2000 by current owner, R. Philip Porter, in order to serve the people of Jacksonville and surrounding communities including Orange Park, Middleburg and St Augustine. We live in the community, work in the community and support our community through sponsorships, volunteerism and community events.We Only Do Subaru - And We Are Passionate About It

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Park Maitland Class Donates Items - 2nd Year

on Tuesday, 22 May 2012. Posted in In the News

LRROF Insiders

Park Maitland Class Donates Items - 2nd Year

The Third Grade Class at Park Maitland School, under the direction of Ms. Dawson, and many volunteers have held their 2nd Annual event.  Three local rescues were involved:  Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Inc.; A Better Life Rescue and Purrs and Whiskers Shelter, Inc. (PAWS).

The kids, along with their family and friends, have been collecting items such as food, dog beds, cat beds, crates, toys, yummies, collars/leashes, etc. since the first part of May.  The three rescues who were the beneficiaries of all the wonderful items, met on May 22, 2012 at Park Maitland to receive
their "goodies". These children are being taught the lesson of giving and how important it is to treat animals of all kinds with love and respect.  They are a shining example of what our animal rescue future holds.

Patti adds a little “Boudreau” to the Loose Caboose mural

on Friday, 07 October 2011. Posted in In the News

The Boca Beacon

Patti adds a little “Boudreau” to the Loose Caboose mural

Blanche and Jacques have been two of the island’s most loyal wildlife volunteers, and average eight to 10 calls a week to capture injured birds and animals for transport to the Wildlife Center of Venice. They are also very involved in the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida.

Those pets will now be immortalized, alongside their owners, on the wall of the Loose Caboose. There’s Lucifer, a black cat who passed away last year, sitting on top of a bicycle. Tank, a black Lab, and Max, a yellow Lab, are positioned on each side of Jacques.

Read More at BocaBeacon.com

Are you Duffy’s key to a happy home?

on Sunday, 11 September 2011. Posted in In the News

Orlando Sentinel

Are you Duffy’s key to a happy home?

Meet Duffy, a 4-year-old, 65-pound Lab who loves to snuggle. If he could talk, this is what he might tell you:
I am a good boy, so I’m not sure how I ended up in dog jail — but LRRoF got me out just in time and sent me to a foster family in the Keys.
I am a good boy around the house; I don’t have accidents or chew things or get nervous when I am home alone. Even thunderstorms don’t bother me. I almost never bark, unless I have something really important to say.

Read More at OrlandoSentinel.com

Park Maitland K-6 Students Donate Items

on Wednesday, 01 June 2011. Posted in In the News

LRROF Insiders

Park Maitland K-6 Students Donate Items

For many years, Lab Rescue has enjoyed a close relationship with teacher, Cindy Dawson and Park Maitland School. Ms. Dawson has been instrumental in finding labs in need at local shelters and referring them to LRRoF. She has also referred some of her students (and of course their parents) to LRRoF when they are interested in adopting.

The Park Maitland Brownie Troop donated a percentage of their cookie proceeds a couple years ago to LRRoF. Our latest endeavor was the 3rd graders held a fundraiser to help several local animal rescues. Lab Rescue was one of them.

These children collected various items to be given to the rescues such as food, dog beds, toys, bones, dog treats, dog dishes, shampoo, flea medications, crates, as well as a variety of cat items for the cat rescue chosen. The outpouring of donations was overwhelming…. 3 SUV’s were literally filled to the back windows. The children were so proud of what they had accomplished. Ms. Dawson is educating these children, at an early age, about the benefit to giving to others. Not only did these kids donate items but they also adopted/rescued two dogs from a very high kill facility. One was a dachshund, the other a Lab/Hound mix. The dachshund was immediately adopted by his foster family. The Lab/Hound is still waiting for his “furever” home but we have no doubt that will happen. Lab Rescue wishes to acknowledge the good work by Ms. Dawson, her 3rd graders and Park Maitland School. Without acts such as this, our rescue would not be able to help the many dogs in need that cross our path each year. We thank you.

Loveable Lab Lady Heather, Thanks Uncle Jim!

on Monday, 30 May 2011. Posted in In the News

Pilots n Paws

Loveable Lab Lady Heather, Thanks Uncle Jim!

Lab Lady Heather was a great passenger on the flight from Knoxville, TN to Zephyrhills, FL. The flight was for Young Williams Animal Shelter, Knoxville, TN. Heather was going to the Lab Rescue of Florida for foster and future adoption. Heather had a great loving personality, even with only three legs and will make someone a loving pet.

Read More at PilotsnPaws.com

Bonita Springs Recognizes LRROF and Adopt-a-Dog Month

on Friday, 01 October 2010. Posted in In the News

City of Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs Recognizes LRROF and Adopt-a-Dog Month

LRROF has been recognized again for its fantastic work in the community and in adoptions of Labradors in Florida.

This time, the City of Bonita Springs recognized the great work of LRROF in their community and recommends us as part of their Adopt a Dog Month.

Volunteers come to the aid of 261 neglected dogs

on Monday, 31 May 2010. Posted in In the News

NewsChief.com

Volunteers come to the aid of 261 neglected dogs

Approximately 50 volunteers bringing hundreds of pounds of dog food, hundreds of towels, ear wash, cotton-tipped swabs, shampoo and conditioner and many other animal care products met members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The volunteers, who were on hand as the Animal Control staff doors opened, dropped off donations and then set up wash stations at the secured compound to help clean and feed the 261 malnourished and diseased dogs who were seized Thursday from a Polk City animal rescue shelter.

Read more at NewsChief.com