Surrending your dog can be a difficult process -- for both you and the dog. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida is here to help, if we can.

In order to surrender to LRROF, your dog must:

  • Be a Labrador Retriever, and not a mix;
  • Be socialized and friendly;
  • Be up to date on vaccinations;
  • Be heartworm tested;
  • Not aggressive.

The surrender process can be lengthy, as we have a waitlist of dogs currently waiting for placement to the program. Please be prepared to spend 20-25 minutes of your time completing the application. It will take between 5-7 business days for us to respond to your application to begin discussions about the possibility of surrender and your anticipated wait time. Please be as thorough and honest as possible in the application, as this will determine eligibility.

While you wait, please prepare the following items:

  • Vet History records and receipts;
  • Images of your dog from different angles, recently taken;
  • A written description of your dog.

Before any dog is accepted into the program, it will undergo an in-home evaluation by a LRROF volunteer. This in home evaluation will be scheduled with you only after the dog has been tentatively accepted into the program. No dog will be accepted into the program until the evaluation has been completed and all documentation checked for validity and a discussion with your vet has occurred.

Should your dog not be eligible for the program, a list of other shelters and rescues are available for you to consider.

If you believe your dog meets the criteria outlined and you agree to the terms indicated, please complete our surrender form.


Have additional questions about surrendering? Additional Q&As are available in our surrendering FAQ section.