Labrador Harbor is committed to providing assistance to Labrador Retrievers of all ages, in permanent homes or within a California based non-profit rescue organization. We strongly believe that all Labs, regardless of age, deserve to live quality lives with people who love them. Labrador Harbor may assist with funding medical intervention, as well as training or other special care that may be necessary to enhance quality of life.

Labrador Harbor believes that each Lab is unique and reviews each application for assistance on an individual basis.

The following are general eligibility guidelines:

•  Dog may be in rescue/foster, or may be privately owned in California.

•  Dog must have an official diagnosis from a licensed veterinarian.

•  Dog must be in need of medical/surgical or training intervention which the dog's guardian cannot provide due to lack of funding options. Intervention must be over and above routine care (defined as vaccinations, basic obedience, spay/neuter, shelter).

•  If the dog is in rescue, the intervention will increase the adoptability of the dog.

•  Funding is determined by need and total cost of intervention, and verification of such through communication with treating veterinarian/trainer is required. All treatment options must be considered and Labrador Harbor may require a second opinion.

•  Dog must be spayed/neutered prior to receiving funds, or provide written documentation from the treating veterinarian and guardian that health doesn't permit, but the dog will be spayed/neutered as soon as his/her health permits.

•  Applicant must provide a photo of the Lab, and agree to allow Labrador Harbor to use photo and follow-up information on the Labrador Harbor web site.

•  Emergency funds may be released at the discretion of the Labrador Harbor Board of Directors.

•  If funds are being requested after an intervention has been completed and paid for, applicant must provide written documentation from the treating veterinarian that treatment was of an urgent nature, and delaying treatment would have endangered or caused significant discomfort to the Lab.

Please note that Labrador Harbor funding policies require that your Labrador have an official diagnosis from a licensed veterinarian. Labrador Harbor cannot, at this time, cover costs involved in symptom diagnosis.

--Please note that all approved funds will be disbursed directly to the treating veterinarian, trainer, or other provider.

Additional Eligibility Guidelines for Rescue Groups:

•  Funding requests will require proof of financial need and will not be approved for rescue groups with over a set bank balance, determined by the Labrador Harbor Board. Labrador Harbor restricts the dollar amount that any one group may receive in a calendar year. These balances and limits remain undisclosed, as Labrador Harbor encourages rescue organizations to be selective in their applications, and to aggressively raise funds on their own.

•  Special consideration will be made for rescue groups that rehabilitate and re-home a high percentage of senior (over age 8) and medical needs dogs.

Labrador Harbor reserves the right to revoke approval of funding for any reason prior to the Lab's treatment. Reasons this may occur include, but are not limited to:

- Failure of the applicant to provide complete and accurate information.
- Failure of the applicant to complete the approved treatment within 45 days of notification of approval (without a verifiable reason for the delay).

Labrador Harbor verifies all information with the treating veterinarian or other provider, including proposed treatment, prognosis, cost, and availability of payment options. By clicking on this link, you confirm that you have read, understand, and agree to Labrador Harbor's eligibility guidelines and grant permission to Labrador Harbor to contact the treating veterinarian/provider to discuss your case.

Labrador Harbor is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

Contact us at for more information.

Labrador Harbor Inc.
P.O. Box 712552
Santee, CA 92072-2552

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