It is with a sad heart that I read the many stories about dogs that lost their lives or got separated from their humans during Hurricane Harvey when it hit Texas, leaving behind devastation with record flooding.

Lab Rescue of the L.R.C.P., Inc. – a local rescue based in Annandale, Va. where my friend “Lab Lady” volunteers along with many other pawsome humans in the Washington D.C. area – not only works to assist local dogs needing forever homes, but those in other parts of the country as well. This time, it is Houston, Tx. Several of the Labs came from “Houston Pets Alive" which was not a physical shelter until they rescued hundreds of dogs during Harvey. The shelter will be working to make Houston a "no-kill" city as well.

As the dogs arrived to Lab Rescue, they are taken to a veterinarian to be vetted before placing them with foster homes and forever homes. Dr. Makowski of Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital did a pawsitively pawsome job providing the best check-ups and care for the 25 hurricane rescue pups!

Paws, the dogs brought here from Texas to Maryland are ones who were in shelters before the storm waiting for their humans to come get them, but they never came. By taking these dogs from the shelters and finding them forever homes here, space is opened up for dogs who lost their humans during Hurricane Harvey.

Many times, a tragedy like Hurricane Harvey has a funny or heart-warming story come out of it.

A funny and cute story to share from the craziness is that Lab Rescue knew there were 24 Labrador Retrievers when transport arrived. However, volunteers discovered one Lab stowed away and managed to sneak in as if to say, “YUP #25! PAWLEASE let me come to Lab Rescue!”

Volunteers are the driving force of Lab Rescue. The current need is for humans to assist with transport. Barkingly, an important need is to donate financially so the rescue can assist more dogs in their time of need. To make a donation, visit this link,

https://lab-rescue.org/ALabRescue/Ways_to_Give/HurricaneHarvey.aspx?SourceCode=ON1700086

While the dogs are not yet quite ready for adoption, “Lab Lady” brought by a few other dogs for you to meet!

Meet Pokie, an eight-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever! He’s a sweet fellow looking for special humans to love and will commit to helping him with his diabetes! He needs insulin injections twice daily. He will stay close and love you all along the way. Pokie has some problems getting around even with his failing eyesight.

Pokie loves to play and is pawsitively obsessed with his “babies!” He will sleep with them, go outside to potty with them and just loves holding them in his mouth! He’s one cool fella. He has gentlemanly house manners. He would like a home with a quiet canine buddy or as your one-and-only dog! No kitties though.

Black Bart is a sweet, six-month-old Black Labrador Retriever! After living outside, he’s pawsomely happy living indoors! At first, he is a bit shy meeting new humans but once he trusts you, you’re his best friend forever! Black Bart is looking for family who will provide lots of attention, love, and training. He will need a fenced-in backyard as he likes to wander.

Black Bart likes to sit under his foster’s desk while she works, enjoys cuddling, loves playing and is learning his crate skills. He barks only if there is something to say like, "I need to go out," or "I'm hungry!”

These dogs are good with other dogs, unknown with cats and approved for mini-humans ages 10 and older.

Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. www.lab-rescue.org, call the Lab Line: (301) 299-6756 or email info@lab-rescue.org.

About Me:

I, Noah, am Pawthor of www.fromthedogspaw.com- A blog about dog adoption, humor, dog adventures and facts about dogs and cats. Pawlease follow us by email to enjoy our adventures.

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