After 13 months at Annabelle Acres, Kiwi finally adopted her family. Tears - 2/20/24
Neither - Annabelle Acres is a Labrador Retriever (only) adoption organization.
Animal shelters and rescues bring homeless, lost, or abandoned animals whose goal is to re-home the animal. The benefit of adopting an animal from a shelter or rescue is that you’re giving the animal a second chance at life. Animal shelters are physical locations where city/county/state government funds shelters to take in homeless animals, mainly Dogs and Cats. Shelters house animals in kennels so they’re safe from the elements, and potential adopters can come in and view them. All shelters are different. Some operate like pet stores where you pick an animal and walk away with it the same day. An animal in a shelter has four outcomes: return to its owner, adoption, transfer to another shelter or rescue facility, or euthanasia. Shelters are designated as kill or non-kill animal shelters. The animal holding period runs from five to seven days in a high-kill shelter. Shelters rely on government funding, donations, and volunteers.
An animal rescue group or animal rescue organization is a group dedicated to pet adoption. These groups take unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to find suitable homes. Many rescue groups are created by volunteers, who take animals into their homes and care for them — including training, playing, handling medical issues, and solving behavior problems — until a suitable permanent home can be found. Rescues sometimes require you and your potential pet to spend some time together before committing to adopting them. Unfortunately, this may mean that you become their new foster parent.
Annabelle Acres is a unique family run adoption organization. We only bring in full-breed Labrador Retrievers retiring or prematurely released from their breeding programs. Our dogs come from safe environments from over ten licensed breeders throughout the Midwest. We are not a rescue organization. Annabelle Acres provides services for our labs to prepare them to be a great family member. Our priorities are the overall health of our dogs – medical, social exposure, physical activities, and finding a loving home for each of our dogs. We are a family-run non-profit organization that does not use foster parents or volunteers. Our labs are our family, so our dogs are pampered as our family dogs. Funding comes from adoption fees, donations, and family funding.