Frequently asked questions

I want to adopt

How do I adopt


We ask that anyone interested in adopting a Labrador completes an online registration form. We are in the very fortunate position in having far more people on the adoption register than we have labs for rehoming. If this was not the case, the labs looking for a new home would have a very long wait, so from a labs point of view great news, ...not so great for people wanting to adopt, as it often means a wait for the lab to come in to your home and put their paws up and cuddle on the sofa. We asses the Labrador coming into our care based on what we are told and how the dog acts in our care. We then decide the kind of people/home we are looking for to suit the individual dog. We have circa 600 people registered over the past 8 months for our dogs and we like to match them with labs coming into our care depending on what we feel the lab needs in a furever home Some labs we wouldn't put with children, maybe not good with other dogs cats etc so we are careful to place them with the right family The adoption register is not simply a list and you make your way to the top after time. We carefully try to match people to the lab based on what we know/learn about the lab looking for a home and your circumstances as detailed on the registration form It can be a long wait depending on what you write about your circumstances on the form We always say if a lab needs a home from any other source then please don't wait for one of our dogs I have registered online what happens next ?




How quickly can I adopt my lab and make him feel loved?


We are in the very fortunate position in having far more people on the adoption register than we have labs for rehoming.

If this was not the case, the labs looking for a new home would have a very long wait, so from a labs point of view great news, ...not so great for people wanting to adopt, as it often means a wait for the lab to come in to your home and put their paws up and cuddle on the sofa.




How much does it cost to adopt a lab from Team Edward


There is no fixed adoption fee, but we do solely rely on donations and fund raising. When you adopt, we ask for a donation but the amount you donate is entirely within your gift





Fostering

How can I become a foster carer


Please complete our onling Foster form which can be found here




Will be it expensive for me to foster ?


All foster families will be provided with food for the Labrador in their care. Also, any veterinary treatments required whilst fostering can be claimed back from the Rescue. All we ask is that any treatments are approved by us prior to proceeding. This is because we work with a number of vets who offer us a discount and will invoice the Rescue directly - so there could be an alternative.





Rehoming

I want to place my lab up for adoption


We do not judge on why people want to place their Labrador up for adoption. We totally understand that our lives alter and what we thought would be a lifetime commitment can change. The most important thing to us, is your Labrador and their welfare. Team Edward’s aim is to find the right home for your Labrador where they will be cared for and loved for the rest of their life. To keep disruption for all to a minimum, we may start looking for a new home for your Lab whilst they are still living with you. However if circumstances dictate that you need to rehome immediately, we can take your dog into kennels. We do however try to keep their time in kennels as short as possible. When placing your Labrador for adoption we need as much information about your dog as possible. This means all the good things and perhaps the more challenging characteristics of your Lab so we find the right home for them, first time. Please note we are unable to take cross breeds as we are a small charity and concentrate on Labrador rescue We need you to sign release papers for your dog, signing over full responsibility to Team Edward Labrador Rescue You need to be mindful that we can rehome Labradors very quickly and so your decision to handover to Team Edward for rehoming, should not be taken lightly. All new owners sign a similar undertaking to say they will look after the Lab. If in the unlikely event the new home doesn't work - for whatever reason - the Labrador will be returned to Team Edward. Please be aware that everyone involved with Team Edward Labrador Rescue is a volunteer. If you are in urgent need of help and we cannot respond in time please contact other rescues within your area. We will respond as soon as possible and always reply to emails and messages.




I have made the decision what happens next


We need you to sign release papers for your lab, signing over full responsibility for the lab over to Team Edward Labrador Rescue. You need to be mindful that we can sometimes rehome labs very quickly and so the decision to rehome and handover to Team Edward should not be taken lightly. All new owners sign a similar undertaking to say they will look after the lab and if in the event the lab needs to be rehomed for whatever reason the lab will be returned to Team Edward. If a lab comes into us to be rehomed and has behavioural issues, the lab remains the property of the owners until it is assessed by our expert behaviourist. If our behaviourist suggests that the dog cannot be placed in to one of our adoptee homes for behavioural reasons ,we will work with owners but full responsibility of the dog remains with the owner. If you would like after careful consideration to place your lab up for adoption please send us a message through our Facebook page to chat to us, or email contactus@team-edward-labrador-rescue.co.uk




I am waiting for a reply what is happening


Please be aware we are all volunteers with full time jobs and families. If you are in urgent need of help and we cannot respond in time for your immediate needs please contact other rescues within your area. We will respond as soon as possible and will always reply to emails and messages