2016 Calendar Photo Contest

It's time to grab those cameras, get out those doggy treats, and start capturing some photos of your adorable labs.  It's time for the Lab Rescue 2016 Rescued Labs Calendar Contest!

Submissions for this year's contest will be accepted between July 10, 2015 and July 31, 2015.

***Please be sure to read the following rules before submitting your photos.  ***

Contest Rules

1.      The Lab Rescue Calendar Photo Contest is open to all those associated with Lab Rescue, including volunteers, fosters and adopters.

2.      Photos must be of a Lab adopted or fostered through Lab Rescue of the LRCP (another breed of dog may also be in the photo if your Lab is posing with his or her four-legged friend). Please do not include any humans in the photo.

3.      Photos cannot contain watermarks or be copyrighted. 

4.      Digital photos will be accepted from July 10, 2015 through July 31, 2015. All entries must be received within this time period in order to be considered eligible.

5.      Photos can only be submitted in digital, high-resolution JPG format by e-mail to  Please submit high-resolution photographs at least 2.5 MB in size. (We've included a quick reference guide on photo size and resolution.) Please do not submit photos that have a filter (Instagram or other) applied.

6.      When submitting your photo, please include the following information in your email:

          ·         Your Name
          ·         Address
          ·         Telephone Number
          ·         Dog(s) Name
          ·         Adopted or Fostered

7.      Only one photo submission per dog is allowed and contestants may enter no more than 2 photographs.  All submissions must be received no later than midnight July 31, 2015.

8.      All photos will be judged by a panel of professional pet photographers.  Photographs will be judged based on the following criteria:

·         Visual appeal and composition
·         Originality and creativity

9.      Photographs must be taken by an amateur photographer. For the purpose of this contest, an amateur photographer is one who practices photography as a hobby and not for profit.

10.  One (1) Grand Prize winner will be determined from among all eligible entries and will be featured on the cover of the Lab Rescue 2016 Rescued Labs Calendar.

Last Year's Calendar Cover Page

Sunday, August 9 - Annapolis, MD

Date:  Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
2601 Housley Road
Annapolis, MD 21401



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Cashew (#150300)

Cashew is a 9 year old chocolate neutered male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative. He is good with other dogs and is approved for children aged 10 and up. He weighs 53 lbs. Cashew is a calm guy who his happy to embrace his season of life! He likes relaxing and taking it easy. He loves receiving affection, getting petted, and being brushed. Cashew is a little hard of hearing but he knows many commands. He is crate trained, takes treats softly, and is very food motivated. Cashew isn’t into toys so much- he’ll leave em’ for those silly younger pups. He can’t wait to find his forever family- he is looking for a family that will love him and pamper him through his older years!

Watch sweet Cashew romp around with a tennis ball during play time.

Update from Cashew's foster family - Jul 6, 2015:

Cashew is a very happy boy who loves to have his head and belly rubbed. He enjoys the company of other dogs and runs along with his foster siblings in the yard. Cashew loves soft, fuzzy blankets and dogs beds, but isn't afraid of making his way onto the couch to lie next to us or relax while we are out. He also likes to sit on the loveseat on the porch and watch the squirrels and birds from the shade. Cashew is very excited to go on walks even though he can only do short ones. He has a very gentle mouth with treats. He wags his tail from the minute he wakes until he is snoozing. He prefers to be in the company of people and will follow you room to room, either to lie down at your feet or curl up next to you on the couch. He met my boy friends cats and went over to sniff it them walked away later the cat laid down with Cashew to take a nap. He will play ball for a little bit, but has limited stamina. 

Sponsor Cashew
Sponsored by Koda's Collars
Sponsored by Tobey McGuiness in memory of Bronxie
Sponsored by Amy Jernigan

Resources for Adopters

Thank you for adopting a lab from Lab Rescue of the LRCP.  Every year we find special homes like yours for hundreds of labs and along the way we have learned a lot that we hope can help you too. This section of our website is just for you and we hope it contains useful tips that can make the transition to your home move smoothly.

We know that every home is unique and you should know that every dog is unique as well. 

Remember that relationships don't just happen.  They take time and effort and along the way there may be bumps in the road.  That's to be expected but there are things that you can do to ease everyone's transition.  Don't be surprised by the occasional naughty behavior; it's normal.

If you have a question that doesn't appear in our resources section then please reach out to your adoption coordinator and he or she can get you the answers that you need.

Read About:
Welcoming Your Lab Home 
Walking Your Lab
Your Lab and its Health
Dog Park Etiquette

Thank You for a Great Walk!

This year's walk was held on June 14th, 2015 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD.

We had over 300 registrants and everyone enjoyed a beautiful, sun dappled walk.  Many dogs passed their Canine Good Citizen tests, romped in our splash and play area and were introduced to search and rescue / agility through onsite demonstrations.

Most importantly, we came together to celebrate our Love of Labs and of all dogs!

Thank you to our walkers, sponsors, vendors and volunteers for making this not only the funnest walk yet but also a great fundraising event.  Thanks to everyone's efforts, Lab Rescue of the LRCP raised about $110,000 to save Labs in need!

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