BBS Rescue Spotlight: Life is Labs Rescue
Life is Labs was recently voted the winner of our Acts of Kindness Photo Contest! BestBullySticks was super excited to hear back from Life Is Labs and learn about all the great work they've done. A non-profit rescue organization dedicated to providing dogs with a loving home, Life is Labs fosters animals for adoption, organizes rescue volunteers and spreads awareness in the community. Find out more about Life is Labs below in this week's BestBullySticks Rescue Spotlight!
Over 17 years ago, my late husband and I started a boarding and training facility at our home. We love all dogs and always kept 4-6 dogs needing homes at our facility. We would provide them care, train them and then place them with loving families. In 2007, my husband passed away after four long years of veterinary school and not even a year of practicing veterinary medicine. It was heartbreaking on every level. Our dream was to open a full-service campus for people and their pets, a place where people could go and get all the help they needed with their pets, enjoy all kinds of activities related to their pets and become part of a community of pet lovers. Sadly, that dream was placed on hold and I wondered if it would ever happen as he was gone and the economy had taken a nosedive.
I also realized that the free vet care our adoptable dogs received was no longer available. And when I did the math, I found we were spending $400-600 a month caring for our homeless dogs. In 2009, we started asking clients if they were interested in sponsoring the animals in our care. And they were. I was so excited that we had some help and would be able to continue taking in homeless dogs. Moreover, I had to let go of a portion of our business that took me away from home too often, travelling to competitions with retrievers almost every weekend for at least half the year. I had some spare time and decided it was time to focus on homeless dogs and start a formal organization. Read more