Meet a Dog

How to find your new best friend.
In the Adoption Application, we ask that you share your preference for the age, color, gender and activity level of the dog. You are free to change your mind as you move through the process.  The most important thing is that the dog be the right fit for your family. When reviewing our list of available dogs, remember that the more specific your desired characteristics, the more difficult it will be for you to find that exact dog. For instance, if the ONLY dog you want is a yellow, purebred female of no more than 8 weeks old, there simply may not be any LOLIN dogs that match. Please consider alternative colors, ages, or gender for your “ideal dog.” Depending on the number of available dogs and your preferences, it can take from a day to several weeks or months to find the right dog for you. We appreciate your patience while we work with you to find a Lab for your family.

Once approved, you can request to met a specific dog you see on our website, but there are often several families interested in the same dog. A dog you have your heart set on when you applied may have been adopted before you are approved. We will not hold a dog for you while you are completing the application approval process. New Labs arrive almost every week. In some cases, the Lab you want to meet may not have the personality you need, and if that is the case, we will tell you why and encourage you to keep looking. Our foster families know our dogs better than anyone and will provide insight into what environment is best for their foster dog. Just because a particular dog is not the best match for you or your family does NOT mean you won’t provide a great home for the right dog.

Remember, adopting a dog is a lifelong commitment. If you question whether you can make such a commitment, please stop here. Our rescues have often had a difficult life, so when we place a LOLIN dog in a home, we want it to be their forever home.

I wuv my new family! Rescue is awesome!

Request to Meet a Dog

After you receive an email from the adoption coordinator indicating that you have been approved, you are ready to start meeting dogs!

If you are interested in meeting a particular dog, you should quickly send a request to the email address given in your approval email. Other forms of communication (Petfinder inquiry, Facebook message, phone call, etc.) will not be considered as notification of your interest in a dog.

When we receive an email from you, we will confirm that you have expressed interest in the dog and let you know the status of the dog. If the dog is available, the foster will contact you to schedule a meet and greet.

We encourage you to go to the foster’s home for the meeting, so that you can see the dog in an atmosphere where they are most comfortable. This allows you to get a better glimpse of their real personality.
NOTE: During the pandemic, we will provide you with specific instructions for meeting the dog in a safe manner.

Next: Adopt a Dog

Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help make a wonderful life for a dog in need!

Give Now

Please select your item from the drop-down list. If you are adopting, please also add the name of your new family member.

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Name of dog you're adopting

Give Now

Please select your item from the drop-down list. If you are adopting, please also add the name of your new family member.

Items
Name of dog you're adopting

Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help make a wonderful life for a dog in need!

Adoption
Fee

Please pay the adoption amount stated in the email you received when you set up the meet and greet with the dog you are adopting. Payment must be made before taking the dog home.
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Surrender
Donation

To offset the costs involved in rehoming your Lab, we require a $25 Surrender Donation prior to processing your Surrender Application.

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Application
Donation

The requested $20 Application Donation helps get dogs from shelters and provide their essential medical needs as they prepare for adoption.
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Thank You
For Your Support!

LOLIN is a 501(c)3 public charity, so all of your donations are tax deductible. Any amount you can spare helps offset our vet expenses. You are helping to make a wonderful life for an animal in need.

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