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We adopoted our lab mix almost 4 years ago and couldn't be happier. Kristi and her team worked with our family (including) our other dog) to ensure that we found the perfect dog for our family dynamics. Nilla is a wonderful addition to our family. We are now ready for another furchild, as we lost our big dog last summer. We reached out to Life is Labs again and have found our new addition. He is currently in training and cannot wait to get him home. Nilla and Gunner are the perfect addition to our family and it's all thanks to Life is Labs.
Posted: 6/19/2018 • Link to this review
I adopted Switch, who was a part of the home buddies program. The first time I visited, Darian and the team gave me plenty of time to bond with him and to ask questions. Darian is very knowledgeable and it is evident that she and all the staff and volunteers truly care about each dog. Switch and I went through the 14 day training and I believe it was very helpful. Switch responds well to commands and I a excited about continuing the training! He is such a sweet dog and was taken care of extremely well at Life is Labs!
Date March 2018
Posted: 4/18/2018 • Link to this review
I adopted Bentley from iWag/Life is Labs, and have found my new best pal! He is amazing and so well trained after the 28-day program. He is the perfect walking and hiking partner, and I am still astounded that he can go off leash. He keeps me in sight, comes immediately to "here", and is able to ignore distractions like squirrels with just a word from me. I've never had a dog this well trained and it is truly priceless to have confidence, and be able to trust your dog's behavior. He is so sweet and loves to cuddle up with me, as well as play ball or frisbee. Infinite thanks to Darian, his trainer, and everyone at iWag for helping us find the perfect match for our family!
Posted: 2/21/2018 • Link to this review
I am so glad I brought my dog to be trained here. My lab went through the 14 day training and the outcome was great. Darian was who trained him and she is a great trainer. She's very smart and connected with my pup on another level. If you are thinking about getting your dog trained for off leash, don't hesitate to bring them to Darian! I have already recommended to my friends and will bring my future dogs here for Darian to train. Thanks iWag!!
Posted: 12/27/2017 • Link to this review
We found Max on the internet from another adoption site which led us to iWag. At first, we were a bit concerned about the travel distance but once we read about the training program and the kids saw a picture of Max, we were hooked. Drew went out of his way to accommodate our schedule with the on-site training; meeting us on Saturdays and Sundays (even in a foot of snow with no power!). The lessons have been invaluable and helped us all have a smooth transition and a great relationship from the beginning. We look forward to many years with our newest family member. We will defiantly come back when we are ready for the next dog. Thanks again guys!
Posted: 12/17/2017 • Link to this review
All, If you want a dog that will truly be your best friend, you MUST come to IWag, seriously. Drew, Darian, Hannah are some of the most wonderful people ever! And so are the dogs:) You will truly be amazed. My fianc and I had heard about IWag through his dad's coworker and knew after a first, not the best experience with the Humane Society, to immediately go here. Drew took his time with us, and the dogs finding us a great fit which we did with SoHO! She is perfect.
Posted: 12/04/2017 • Link to this review
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Life is Labs/iWag organization. My husband and I learned about Life is Labs from a friend who has fostered and adopted dogs through them, and volunteers for them whenever she can. I was impressed from the beginning with how devoted everyone at Life is Labs is to the dogs. The team took the time to learn about us so that they could introduce us to many dogs who fit our lifestyle, and the process of meeting those dogs was so fun! Drew is easy to talk with and he readily shared his knowledge of dogs with us, patiently answered all our questions, and made it clear we could take as much time as we needed to find our new family member! (Many places focus only on getting dogs adopted and they don't take the care Life is Labs does to make certain the dog's temperament and activity level matches the prospective adopters'. The Life is Labs team puts in all the effort and time to ensure each adoption is a good fit, and is for life!) We also took advantage of their excellent 28 Day Training program and loved the experience. Our dog was trained during the weekdays but also still lived and played with his canine friends on the beautiful Life is Labs property. Then, each weekend Drew taught all three of us (my husband, myself and Gibbs, our new dog) and we were able to bond with Gibbs while learning. This made for such a smoother transition when we brought him home. We are thrilled we selected Life is Labs!
Area Villa Rica, GA
Date October 2017
Posted: 11/28/2017 • Link to this review
The staff is wonderful. They resound to emails quickly and are always so friendly. Our dog loved it there. She was always happy to see me for training, but she loved playing with her doggy friends so good byes weren't hard. She is doing so well. Drew was patient and kind to us both. I can't say enough good things about them. They are all wonderful.
They trained our puppy into an obedient off leash girl. She went from listening to when it's convenient for her to listening all the time. Off leash 14 day program.
Area Marietta, GA
Date June 2017
Posted: 6/20/2017 • Link to this review
We have been following Life is Labs/iwag for awhile and when Gunnar popped up, we just "knew" he was the one (it was the eyes, they're gorgeous), we've had many dogs in our time and we totally agree with what Drew/Kristie do as a rescue. Most rescues are just looking to get the dog a forever home and move on; unfortunately a lot of those dogs come back to the rescue for many reasons. We saw that Drew/Kristie make sure all their dogs are trained before they come to your home; this makes for a happy dog and VERY happy families. Everyone looks at the price, I can tell you it is priceless. To have a dog that will walk into your family and assimilate like he's a proper guest is beyond valuable, I guarantee any dog adopted from them will only be back to visit or board. We are in PA and we adopted Gunnar without meeting him knowing he would be trained, we fly down to pick him up after his 28 day training and he is phenomenal. We got him home, and he was off leash in the yard and on the trails by our house the first day, no worries, no stress, no "adjustment" time. We believe so much in these guys we're driving from PA to GA to have our Chocolate Lab (a rescue from a friend) to be trained by Drew (he needs to lose some weight (our lab NOT Drew :) for his sake and in order to get him on the trails he needs training. I stand by these guys 100%, their program is priceless! Its good for your family and better for the dog, he'll be 10X happier.
Date May 2017
Posted: 6/16/2017 • Link to this review
After nearly a year of trying, we heard about iWag from friends of ours who adopted through iWag. Our dog Slick, enrolled in the 28 day program with Drew as the trainer. Slick looked like he'd spent 28 days at summer camp. We visited once a week and we're not sure who learned more, Slick or Slick's mommy and daddy. I've continued working with Slick since our return from the program. Tonight I walked Slick in a busy park and when the sun started to go down and the park clear, I took him off leash, never could have done that before and played fetch with his favorite Kong ball. It was completely amazing. Slick drew a crowd to watch. I can't say enough about Drew and iWag! Slick slept for three days when he got home. Now he knows he's a dog and he's a pleasure to be around. Thanks Drew! Great work!
Area Norcross, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date May 2017
Posted: 6/13/2017 • Link to this review
We adopted a Doberman from iWag and are so pleased and happy to have brought Rose home 1 week ago. She went through the 28 day training program with Drew as her trainer and she is so well behaved and a pleasure to have in our family. We visited her weekly during the training and Drew worked with her as well as us during that time. She now comes when called, sits patiently before entering while my husband maneuvers his walker through a doorway, walks through our neighborhood off leash by my side and is very much a well-behaved little lady. When we brought her home she was pretty skittish (even a plastic bag scared her to death!) so we think she'd been exposed to very little indoors in her previous life. Now, she's adapting very well and we can see a miraculous change in her since she's been home for only a week. We are so happy we found her and iWag and would recommend them as an adoption agency with their training program to anyone. Thank you Drew and iWag for finding us for Rose!
Posted: 5/15/2017 • Link to this review
I adopted a 6 year old English Bulldog named Remy from Life is Labs, and I couldn't be happier with the new addition to my family! I am a single woman, and was looking for an adult dog that could easily acclimate into my life and Drew and Kristie were wonderful in helping me find the perfect dog! They not only answered all of my millions of questions, but they asked a lot of questions of me, which really indicated their goal, to find the perfect match for both me and Remy. I would highly recommend them if you're looking to adopt a dog or if you need training or boarding - they are true professionals that clearly love what they do!
Posted: 4/20/2017 • Last edited: 4/28/2017 • Link to this review
We adopted a young yellow lab, Bo, from Life is Labs and couldn't be more pleased. Working with Kristie and Drew was easy and enjoyable. Kristie answered all of our questions thoroughly and quickly. Drew did a great job training Bo. He made the training sessions fun and easy as he worked with the whole family to insure that we all new how to interact with Bo so that we could be consistent in the commands that we used so that Bo would remain a well behaved, loving, fun dog. I will never have another dog that I don't take to Drew to get trained!
Posted: 4/07/2017 • Link to this review
WE adopted Priscilla from LifeisLabs in January. We wanted a calm adult well-trained dog and that is exactly what we got. Priscilla is the perfect companion for our 10 year old lab mix. Drew and Kristie went above and beyond to make sure that Priscilla was a good fit for our home, especially since we also had two cats. Priscilla is very smart and is eager to please, and after a few weeks of training is now the proud friend of two cats. We are so pleased with Priscilla and cannot recommend Lifeislabs highly enough!
Date January 2017
Posted: 3/01/2017 • Link to this review
Our Maltese Molly never got boarded in 11 years. We either took her with us or we didn't go. Then we found I Wag and decided to take a short trip and see how she would handle being boarded. Well I'm happy to say we can now take a week long or longer trip and know our baby girl will be in great hands. Drew and staff are wonderful. They truly love our girl and spoil her just like we do. It is a blessing to go on a vacation and know that Molly is having fun as well. Thanks I Wag🐶
Area Villa Rica, GA
Cost Less than $250
Date January 2016
Posted: 1/27/2017 • Link to this review
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