Life is labs.Society — Non-profit organization
|About||Life is labs Rescue, Inc. is a full service, non-profit rescue, boarding and training facility for both homeless dogs and dogs with homes. We have been caring for dogs at our home-based facility since 1996.|
Life is labs Rescue, Inc. is a full service, non-profit rescue, boarding and training facility for both homeless dogs and dogs with homes. We rescue abused, abandoned, neglected and otherwise unwanted dogs. While we are theoretically a Lab rescue, we love all dogs and you will often find plenty of non-Labs in our program. We are currently located on a beautiful lake 35 miles west of Atlanta, GA. We are in the middle of building a new 24-acre facility in Powder Springs, GA (about 17 mi west of Atlanta) that will expand our capabilities, allow us to have a larger staff and volunteer group as well as on-site events, services and education. Please LIKE our page and watch us grow!
OUR RESCUE PHILOSOPHY
ALMOST EVERY DOG DESERVES A CHANCE TO MAKE IT OUT OF THE SHELTER ALIVE — REGARDLESS OF AGE, HEALTH OR ATTRACTIVENESS. OUR ONLY EXCEPTIONS ARE DANGEROUS DOGS OR DOGS WHOSE QUALITY OF LIFE IS SO POOR THAT THE MOST LOVING OPTION IS HUMANE EUTHANIZATION.
EVERY RESCUED DOG DESERVES WELLNESS CARE, IMMEDIATE CARE FOR HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONCERNS, COMFORTABLE AND CLEAN PLACES TO LIVE AND REST, EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY RELATIVE TO THEIR AGE, TEMPERAMENT, ACTIVITY LEVEL AND PHYSICAL CONDITION, AND QUALITY HUMAN INTERACTION.
THE CHOICE TO RESCUE SHOULD BE DONE RATIONALLY AND NOT JUST EMOTIONALLY. WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY BE MONITORING OUR TIME, FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL CONSTRAINTS TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE NOT OVERBURDENING OUR SYSTEM AND PROVIDING LESS THAN EXCELLENT CARE TO THE DOGS AND PEOPLE INVOLVED IN OUR PROGRAM.
DOING THINGS “ON THE CHEAP” DOES NOT ALWAYS BENEFIT THE RESCUE. WE WILL SPEND WHATEVER MONEY WE FEEL IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE DOGS WHILE ALWAYS ATTEMPTING TO WORK WITHIN BUDGETS AND
SEEK OUT THE BEST DEALS AND DONATIONS WE CAN.
TEMPERAMENT AND TRAINING ISSUES SHOULD BE WORKED OUT PRIOR TO ADOPTION. WE PREFER TO MAKE AVAILABLE ONLY DOGS WHO WE FEEL WILL MAKE A SMOOTH TRANSITION INTO THEIR NEW FAMILIES’ HOMES.
THE BEST ADOPTIONS ARE ADOPTIONS WHERE THE FAMILY AND DOG ARE AN IDEAL FIT.
ACTIVE DOGS DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO STRETCH THEIR LEGS AND RUN WITH ABANDON. ACTIVE DOGS OF ANY AGE REQUIRE EXERCISE AND PROSPECTIVE ADOPTERS SHOULD HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE THE APPROPRIATE EXERCISE FOR THE DOG(S) THEY ARE CONSIDERING. DAILY LEASH-WALKING IS NOT CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT EXERCISE FOR AN ACTIVE DOG.
ALL ADOPTED DOGS DESERVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE, NUTRITION, ACTIVITY AND ATTENTION.
ALL ADOPTED DOGS DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AND ANYONE WITH WHOM THEY INTERACT. THEY SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM NEGLECT, ABUSE AND POTENTIAL HOUSEHOLD AND HUMAN RISKS BY THEIR ADOPTERS.
ALL ADOPTED DOGS DESERVE TO BE PRIMARILY INDOOR DOGS, ENSURING DAILY CONTACT AND AFFECTION FROM THEIR ADOPTERS.
DOGS ARE NOT ROBOTS. THEY MAY MAKE MISTAKES, MAY HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR CLOSET THAT THEY CAN NEVER COMMUNICATE WITH US, MAY NOT FEEL GOOD AND MAY HAVE BAD DAYS. THERE ARE TRANSITION PERIODS FOR ANY ANIMAL MOVING INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT. WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE AWARE OF OR ATTEMPTING TO ASSESS ANY PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL OR OTHER CAUSE FOR BEHAVIOR ISSUES AND CHANGES.
WE BELIEVE IT TAKES AT LEAST THREE WEEKS TO KNOW THE “REAL DOG”. THE STRESSES ASSOCIATED WITH BEING PLACED IN A SHELTER AND/OR SURRENDERED BY THEIR OWNER CAN CREATE FEAR, ANXIETY AND OTHER BEHAVIORS THAT MAY MAKE THE DOG APPEAR TO HAVE ISSUES. ALL DOGS DESERVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT OF THEIR SHELLS AND SHOW US WHO THEY REALLY ARE. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY PROVIDING THEM A SAFE, SECURE, STRUCTURED HOME OR HOME-LIKE ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN RELAX AND THRIVE.
OUR RESCUE PROGRAM SHOULD BE MANAGED LIKE THE BUSINESS THAT IT IS. WE NEED TO CREATE AWARENESS FOR OUR DOGS THROUGH MARKETING, PROMOTION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS. WE NEED TO FUNDRAISE TO SUPPORT THESE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. WE NEED TO MANAGE OUR MONEY AND TIME IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE DOGS. AND WE NEED TO PLAN AND WORK TOWARDS GROWTH SO THAT WE CAN SAVE MORE DOGS.