Labrador Life Life (LLL) is a nonprofit organization that helps with veterinary bills for purebred Labrador dogs. It offers financial aid to both owners and rescues. As Labradors are one of the most common breeds trained as assistance dogs (Labrador retrievers in particular, but also black and golden labs), this is a useful resource for partners of hearing, guide, and service dogs to be familiar with.
LLL only offers money to assist with veterinary costs for urgent or short-term care. The organization does not disperse funds for routine or long-term care. It also does not reimburse for care that has already been paid for. Owners or rescues must demonstrate financial need and the ability to pay the balance of the care being funded.
In addition, LLL applicants must first apply for a Care Credit line of credit if their veterinarian accepts this form of payment, and show proof of having done so. If a Care Credit card is issued, the available balance must be applied in full towards care before funds will be provided. Note that Labrador Life Line does not have any affiliation with Care Credit; this is simply done because LLL is a last resort for Labradors that will not otherwise have any way to receive the care they need.
Labrador Life Line’s review process gives careful consideration to the dog’s future quality of life, rather than his or her age. Also, funding offers are not extended to owners of terminally ill dogs. For a full list of eligibility requirements, visit the Guidelines page of the LLL website.
If you’d like to support LLL’s mission with a charitable contribution, there are several ways to give a one-time donation, as well as other options for giving.