Labs with a Heart

Our Mission

Labs with a Heart is a charitable organization that was established in the summer of 2012 by an animal lover and devoted doggie mom, our mom, to address needs of animals in surrounding communities.

We help all breeds!

Our success and operation depend solely on volunteers and donations. Volunteers lend their time selflessly because of their love for animals and desire to create a better life for them. We assure that all gifts and donations will be well-used and wisely spent.

We like to call ourselves “the paws with a cause,” one cause…one focus…one effort…one happy ending…then we start again!

We look forward to your support!
“the paws with the cause”


Labs with a Heart Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

We assure you that your gift will be well-used and wisely spent.

Labs with a Heart Organization is run entirely by volunteers and we work with local organizations to maximize our outreach – so we can stretch our funds to help even more animals.


Past events include:
The Linen Drive to over 10 area shelters distributing over 4,000 lbs. of lines from hotels across 10 states!
1st Annual Charity Golf Invitational, we raised over $12,000 in proceeds to benefit animals in need! Like us on facebook and be a part of the warm fuzzies when we tell you how we distributed the funds to local shelters!


Volunteer when it works for you, be on an event committee, spread the word, contact us today at

Board of Directors

Candice Kochenour, President & Founder
Brooke Weese, Secretary
Stan Glander, Treasurer
Carmen Flosdorf, Board Member
Camela Pastorius, Board Member

Visit us!

Like us on facebook, visit us online at, fill out our contact form online to be added to our email updates or to volunteer and always check out our event calendar!

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