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Yellow Lab Stan “The Man” Now in Florida

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Stan was found in one of the shelter’s outside runs. He was left there after hours and found in the AM by shelter employees. Due to his size, he was passed up for adoption.

Greg of the Collierville Shelter with Stan at the Olive Branch, MS Airport.

Greg of the Collierville Shelter with Stan at the Olive Branch, MS Airport.


Shelter managers Nina Wingfield and John Robinson contacted Jim Carney, who in turn contacted Lab Rescue of Florida. LRRofF has taken in several Labs from the Collierville Shelter. After looking at Stan’s pictures, Kelly Smith, Operations Director, told Jim they would take him. The rest is history.

Stan, in-flight over GA.

Stan, in-flight over GA.

Jim flew Stan on July 11 from the Olive Branch Airport, MS to the Lake City Airport, FL. At first, Stan was a little nervous about flying but soon relaxed for the rest of the 2 hour and 45 minute flight.

Thanks to all who helped save Stan “The Man”:

Collierville Animal Shelter
Nina, John, Lucy and all employees including volunteers.

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida
Kelly Smith, Operations Director



On July 12 Kelly informed Jim, ‘very nice Humans who have on file, an approved application, will be driving from SC to see Stan this Saturday. Stan is exactly the Lab they have been looking for.’  That drive was worth the trip.  Below is Stan in his new forever home in Coumbia, SC. In the background is his new buddy, Zulilly the Cat.

His new family loves him!!

His new family loves him!!

5 thoughts on “Yellow Lab Stan “The Man” Now in Florida”

  1. Lorayne says:

    Thank you for all you have done to help these wonderful “Fur Babies” find loving forever homes.God Bless all of you. :)

  2. Freida says:

    What a great story. Beautiful Lab.

  3. Connie Schachel says:

    You know, that’s all any of us want – someone to love us. One of my favorite quotes (and my friends are probably tired of hearing it) comes from the Greek physician, Hippocrates – He wrote: “The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different. ”

    Both Stan and his humans have soul!

  4. Sandy says:

    I cannot get enough of these wonderful stories.

  5. Suzanne says:

    What a great story. Such a fantastic-looking boy! Thank you for helping him find a home.

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