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Labrador Education And Rescue Network (L.E.A.R.N.) is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to placing abandoned and unwanted Labrador Retrievers in new homes. L.E.A.R.N. serves Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

L.E.A.R.N. also concentrates on educating adopters and the public on the importance of spaying/neutering, training and the humane treatment of dogs.

Why Do Labs Enter Into Rescue?

Labrador Retrievers come into Rescue for various reasons. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • The owner no longer wants their Lab.
  • The owner’s life changes, and they are no longer able to care for their Lab.
  • Overcrowded animal shelters.

Whatever the reason, L.E.A.R.N. is dedicated to giving these lovable dogs a new start and finding them a suitable forever home.

What Happens After Labs Enter Rescue?

Labs in need of a new home are evaluated before being brought into L.E.A.R.N. and then placed into one of our foster homes. While in foster care, L.E.A.R.N. takes care of any needed vetting (shots, heartworm testing, spaying/neutering, etc.), evaluates the training the Lab has or needs and determines the kind of home best suited for the Lab. After a Lab has been in foster care for a couple of weeks, we begin the process of finding them a forever home.

Does it Cost Money to Adopt from L.E.A.R.N?

Adoption fees help us pay for necessary medical expenses. Our adoption fees are listed on our Adoption Fees page.

How Do I Adopt a Lab from L.E.A.R.N?

Visit our Adoption Process page for information on how you and your family can adopt a Lab through L.E.A.R.N.

Why should you adopt a dog from a pet rescue? Please visit our contact page to update your contact information.