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Lone Star Labrador Retriever Rescue (Lone Star Lab Rescue) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization, dedicated to saving purebred Labrador Retrievers from euthanasia in city shelters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Every once in a while, a dog enters your life and everything changes ~ Unknown

This page is dedicated to Lone Star Labradors and the people who love them. If your Lone Star Lab has passed on to the Rainbow Bridge, please send a picture to info@LoneStarLabRescue.org We will post the picture and a few words about your Lab here.



Ryder It is a sad day for the Lone Star Lab Rescue family. Ryder was a Lab with such a sweet, gentle temperament. He was an instant "foster failure" with the foster family that took him in after he was rescued. His mom wrote, "e;Not only did he love his humans with his whole heart, but he counseled, taught, and helped so many other foster dogs learn what it means to be loved again."e; He was Laelynn's special companion when she needed a canine friend. He taught puppies and fearful dogs that they were in a safe place. Till we meet again at the Bridge, sweet boy.

Wizard - May, 2019

Wizard Wizard crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week. We adopted Wizard in 2015. Wizard was a great name for him as he just seemed magical. He was the absolute best friend and companion that you could ever hope for. He LOVED meeting new people and all of our neighbors (even the few that weren't dog people) just loved him. He was that daily dose of sunshine that just makes the difficulties of life go away. Be at peace our gentle boy, we miss you so much.

Poppy - June, 2017

Max This sweet face is Poppy. Poppy came out of a horrible situation and was removed from her previous owner by the police. They took her to the shelter and they decided that due to her weight and age and the fact she was black that they would put her down. An angel working with Lone Star Lab Rescue was at the shelter and refused to let that happen. I volunteered to foster her and I have never seen a sadder dog. Then with love and patience she began to trust me and I knew she was home. Fast forward 4 yrs and 10 months to last Friday, June 23rd. I woke us at 5:30 to feed the pack and start the day. Poppy didn't or couldn't get up. My husband and I knew something was seriously wrong. By 6:15 AM we were at the emergency vet and by 9:00 she was crossing the rainbow bridge. She had liver cancer! How did I not know she was that sick. I am with her 24/7. What did I miss!!! I lost my mother 2 years ago to liver cancer too. I HATE CANCER.

Max - March, 2016

Max I adopted Max from Lone Star Lab Rescue in 2008. We were a perfect match and he was so loved by me and everyone who knew him. He would occasionally go to work with me, and if I went for too long without taking him, the other employees would ask me to bring him to the office. He was my best buddy for the eight years that we were together. A very kind vet came to our house last week to put Max to sleep – his health went down quickly, so he did not suffer for very long. Thank you so much for bringing this amazing dog into my life – he is terribly and painfully missed.

Making a Memorial Donation

Remember a Labrador or the person that they loved by making a donation that helps Lone Star Labrador Rescue save other Labs. Please include the name of the person or Lab that you are honoring, along with an address where we may send an acknowledgement of your thoughtful gift.

If you would like to make a gift donation to celebrate the special life of a pet, friend, or loved one — or just to say you care — click here

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace. ~ Milan Kundera