Wild Heir Labrador Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit animal rescue organization benefiting unwanted Labrador Retrievers. Beginning in 2001 in one woman's backyard and now encompassing a statewide network of volunteers, fosters and supporters, WHLR's rescue efforts continue from shelter to foster to forever home. WHLR has placed nearly *700* wonderful Labs into loving, responsible homes. We are a foster home based rescue, relying on compassionate individuals across SC to open their homes to each Lab in need and treat it as one their own until adoption. We do not have a shelter facility with a paid staff or business hours. We do not receive funding from local, state or national government sources. WHLR relies solely on adoptions, donations, and sales of our Labby merchandise at events.
We are dedicated to saving Labs from life threatening situations. Our rescued retrievers come from a variety of sources in SC, NC and beyond - animal control facilities, humane societies, owner surrender and Good Samaritans who find and try to help a stray Lab in need. Many of our Labs come from loving homes who are facing life changes such as moving, foreclosure, divorce, illness or the birth of a new baby. Others have endured lives of neglect and isolation. Despite their origin, each and every Lab that enters rescue is treated as an individual and receives the vetting, socialization and training it needs to be a devoted family companion. With training and structure, a safe and stable environment, and lots of love and playmates, the unquenchable Labby personality always shines through!