Labs Available Through CCLRR
A Home for Your Lab, A Lab for Your Home

   This list was last updated on   
18 April 2014

 if you would like to adopt from CCLRR please go to
"how to adopt a lab"
and read it before contacting us


Bidwell exit off Hwy 50 at Folsom

NOTICE: we are at the PetsMart in the shopping center on the west side of E. Bidwell next to Home Depot,

NOT at the PetsMart on Iron Pt. Rd. visible from Hwy 50.

no event
Sunday April 20
Happy Easter!

Folsom Petsmart
2705 E Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA

11am to 2pm

Look for us the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.



Feed Store

1150 E Victor Rd
Victor Road/ HWY 12
Lodi, Ca. 95240

Please come see us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month between 9AM and 1PM

From Hwy 99 take the San Andreas exit (just North of Lodi) East toward Lockeford the road is marked Victor Rd but is also Hwy 12 East....approx 3/4 mile on the right.


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Adoption events at Pet Food Express are between 11AM and 2PM

Pet Food Express is located at
2158 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Corner of Monument Blvd, on Contra Costa Blvd and CrescentDrive, at the corner of Monument Blvd., in the RiteAid/Staples shopping center. The store is in between Wolf Camera and Blockbuster Video.
Pet Food Express has a store locator on their web site.
Look for us the 1st Saturday of each month 11 to 2





Bear had his knee surgery and has been the best patient! We have raised $624.00 of the $1700.00 we need plus 6 bully sticks!! Bear sends doggie kisses to all his fans Especially volunteer Robin! He has 7 weeks left of rehab before he will be ready for his forever home. If you want to help with Bear's medical bills or bully sticks please send in a tax deductible donation to CCLRR PO Box 221094 Sacramento CA 95822 or use PayPal.
3/21: Staples are out and he is excited to now get two 5 min. walks on a flat surface every day! Go Bear! Thank you to those who have donated to his surgery and his Bully Sticks! He appreciates it so much!

Live in the Greater Fresno Area?

click here to see more information about
the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno

The web page is updated once weekly. The most current source of information of which dogs are still available is the CCLRR Updated Dog List, which is given to PREAPPROVED adopters. If you see a dog on the web page, but it is not on the adoption list, that means the dog was adopted between page updates and is no longer available. The CCLRR Updated Dog List is the most current info!

From time to time, our Adoptive Families "report back" on their four-legged family members. It is so wonderful when we get these great stories and pictures from our adopted families. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.
(click on the link to see our Success Stories)


An unavoidable part of life is the passing of those we love. Some of our Labbie Families have sent us   "In Loving Memory" stories about their Beloved Labrador Retrievers.
(click on the link to see them)

as of 1-1-2013

Due to the rising costs of care, we have raised our adoption fees for the first time since Jan 1, 2009

Puppies 6 months and under $400.

Adult dogs 6 months up to 9 years $300.

Senior & Special needs $150

Returning Adopter $250 (SORRY - *NO* DISCOUNT FOR PUPPIES)

Not a Lab .... but a story worth passing on!    SEE ELLA's STORY

Labs Available through CCLRR

SENIOR and "Special Needs" DOGS
CCLRR has a special place in our hearts for the senior Labs we rescue. They are such sweet, smart and gentle souls. We are seeing an unfortunate and alarming trend in "Senior Dumping" Older Labs are simply discarded at local shelters because the are "too old". Imagine how it must feel to be in your golden years, having devoted your entire life to your family, only to be taken to a shelter and dumped. Their chances of being adopted from a shelter at their age are slim and none. They are frightened, confused, and grieve for their family. We want them to live out the rest of their golden years in comfort, surrounded by love as these special dogs have so much love left to give, and ask so little in return. Are you that special family that can give a loving home to a wonderful Lab in their golden years?

 Our Senior and "Special Needs" Dog Adoption Fee is $150.00






Gus #2
Simon Brodie & Sissy Lucy
Roxy#3 Alex Boga
Yankee   Molly

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Bonded with Roxy

ABBY is a 4 year old 57 pound chocolate female lab mix. She is a happy, healthy active dog. She likes to fetch, swim, ride in cars, and mounts up in the vehicle on command. We are trying to get Abby and her daughter Roxy adopted as a pair because they are so tightly bonded. Abby likes to clean and groom her daughter, and you can see they have a mutual affection for each other. Abby walks well on a leash and looks forward to it. She and her daughter can outlast me walking them. When coming home from a walk or coming in after play, Abby will settle down nicely and follow you about looking for her treat, then go and relax. You would hardly know she was around if it weren't for the little bell she and Roxy wear (a practice I use for the silent dogs, as to know their whereabouts). Abby gets along with her big lab friends here at the house, but didn't quite know what to make of our Dachshunds at first. She does not like cats, so that may have caused her some confusion. Abby and Roxy have spent a considerable amount of time in the home without a human present, and haven't made a mess or destroyed anything. If they had a doggy door, they would probably do very well alone for extended periods. Abby is a sensitive dog, as is her daughter. She likes hugs and spending time at your side, but is just as happy to leave you be and mind her manners by lying down. When I'm out doing yard work she will occasionally bring a toy, offering to play with me. But if you tell her no, she will wander off and find Roxy and play. You can sometimes find them chasing each other about the yard or wrestling each other. Abby is a good watch dog, sounding the alarm when strangers are near, but quieting down when told to…neither she nor Roxy are yappers. Abby will do best in a family with older children or with adults. She is an honor role dog at my home. I can trust that she will do what is expected of her once she has been shown the rules.


AIDEN --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

AIDEN is a very handsome ~70 pound 1 1/2 year old dark yellow male. Why he ended up in a shelter, we'll never know because this boy has had some training! He is just finishing up his quarantine (for a doggie cold—which he didn't get) and has been living in his foster's carpeted garage with no accidents. So we are assuming he is house trained; he uses the doggie door to do his business outside. He knows sit, shake, doesn't jump up and he knows ball! He loves his ball and could play fetch all day. But when you are done, he can live without it too. He also likes his walks and is excellent on leash. He is quiet too--not a barker. We can't say enough good things about this lab. Aiden is one exceptional young boy who is looking for an exceptional new family to call his own.



ALEX 9 year old yellow male. What can we tell you about Alex? We can go on and on about his sad story, and bad luck, and how his family didn't want him anymore because he was getting old... Well, his luck changed. He was spotted at the shelter by one of the volunteers and she contacted Lab Rescue. This is what she said: "I walked by the kennel today where I saw this older looking lab, just laying there on the floor, looking sad and miserable and lonely...I walked in his kennel to say hi, and his ears perked up and he got up quickly to say hello. He licked my hand, leaned against me and looked at me with those big sad eyes...I knew I had to get him out of there..." Alex is now resting comfortably and peacefully on his own dog bed, in his own foster home, with his own foster family and even couple of other labs for company. He is so wonderful with other dogs, just mellow and friendly as can be. He just loves to be with his people and he is just the best company anyone can wish for. He has so much to give, and the only thing that he asks in return is to be with you...forever!


ANGEL --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

ANGEL is a 7 year old, 90 lb. black female. She was found along the bike path in Yuba City and turned in to the shelter, but no one claimed her. We sure don’t know why. All she does is wag her tail and smile as she awaits a pat on the head. She is really sweet and gentle and is great around small children. She ignores cats and gets along with all the other dogs she has come in contact with. Angel is house-trained and sleeps through the night on her dog bed. She is excited to take car rides, comes when she is called and knows her basic “sit” and “down”. Angel is close to perfect. Please consider her as an addition to your family.



ANN MARIE 7 year old chocolate female lab mix. Annie, as we call her, came to us from a family who lost the ability to care for her. They have 4 children ranging in age from a toddler to 10 years old, and Ann Marie is the middle name of one of the daughters. Annie came to us with love and a tearful goodbye. Her first few days were in deep mourning for the loss of her family. At first very timid, she soon began to respond as the rest of the pack does to us. Looking into her eyes I can still see the longing for her old family. I've seen it many times over the years, a worried lost look as if to say, "what did I do wrong?" Annie, you did nothing wrong but we at Lab Rescue can give you a new family, one who will learn to love you, and you them. This beautiful, gentle girl like rides in the car, quiet time at your side, petting and cuddles. She walks well on a lead. She is soft mouthed and takes her treats gently. She has a great capacity to learn and to share. Annie is ready to start on life’s next adventure with you.

"It comes to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog and I will become as generous and loving as they are."



BOGA is a nearly 9 year old 80 pound chocolate male mix. He's been through a lot these last few months of his life. First, he came to rescue because of a torn ACL, it was repaired and then his tail had to be amputated for wagging it so hard in the crate he had to live in while his knee healed. Everything healed, and he went off to his new home and now he's back with us having been returned through no fault of his own. Boga is the biggest baby you'll ever meet. He's fine with other dogs and would be happy with a dog buddy. He may try to mount when he first meets a new dog, but if they growl, he'll go running. And he often growls as a greeting with new dogs (it's his way of saying “I'm tough, but please don't hurt me")...if a dog growls back, he will literally hide behind your legs. He has good house manners but will take a nap on the couch if a dog bed is occupied. He is totally house trained and is inside/outside during the day by way of a doggie door. Boga will be your shadow when you are home...he definitely enjoys the company of his humans. He is also good on and off leash (after the initial excitement of going for a walk). Boga is looking for a place to call preferably with carpeting or a non slippery surface (hardwood and laminate make him nervous...he will jump from one rug to the next to avoid the surface). I never said he isn't quirky but his quirkiness makes him incredibly endearing.



BRINKLEY 6 year old AKC registered chocolate male. This beautiful boy came from a well known breeder of top show Labs. His owners are moving and can’t take him with them so Brinkley is looking for a new home. He is housebroken, has manners but needs work on lead…he pulls like a freight train. Some training is absolutely in order to remind him of his manners.




BRODIE and SISSY black male and female, 8 years old and offered at the senior bonded pair rate of $200. To start with they are litter mates and have been together for their entire lives. So they have to be adopted together. They had a loving owner for their life till now, but unfortunate housing changes caused this change. These labs are so fun and even funny. They have great recall, call them and they run back fast. They love to fetch, and know sit and stay. They are great with our two labs, they are all good friends. I've fostered lots of labs for CCLRR, loved them all but Sissy and Brodie, even though there are two of them, have been the easiest and the most fun. They are small and have some grey, but are just so active, nice and responsive. Please give them a look. They like a nice fenced clean yard, a warm house and as much attention as you can give. You will love these siblings if you meet them.



BUCK 7-8 year old purebred chocolate male. This lovely boy came to us from a great vet. His owners were moving out of state and Buck had a torn ACL so she called us. We took him to an orthopedic vet for knee surgery and Buck has spent the last 6 weeks recovering from his surgery with a wonderful foster. Buck tells his tale to his foster Lynn: “Uh, excuse me while I stretch, yawn, lick my chops and wake up. I think I have just had a long seven week nap. I feel great now, and I have been told by friends that I look great. I have been waiting all this time for my last check-up at the docs before I get to find my new forever home. I did everything the doc told me to do, everything, Auntie Jackie said, and my fosters said I was an angel. I took my meds, ate all my food, learned to like carrots and all the cats…I never bothered any of them. I like horses, too, as I never barked after the first day and never went into their rooms on the ranch. I lay quietly on a rug and watched everyone do their outside chores. My new friends Baby Girl and Duke along with the Great Dane mix next door, Sophia, would sometimes come and keep me company. I love sleeping on the floor next to a person’s bed and I know that jumping up on them is not allowed…it’s in my rule book. I try to talk human talk, it just doesn’t come out right, but my humans get the message when I want to go outside for a few minutes. I heel nicely for a guy my size and I sit and wait for my food to be given to me. It’s so hard but I am getting better…Rule 2 in the book of “I Wanna Be a Good Dog.” Come meet me to see if we are compatible for a lifetime of exploring, walking, playing and of course loving.


Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot - no greater bliss - well,
Maybe catching cats.
Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much I do.


CHUBBS --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

CHUBBS This sweet 6 month old black male came to us after healing up from elbow surgery. He’s had a rough start to his puppyhood being confined to a kennel to heal. He’s now working on basic house manners and potty training. BUT, he sits quietly in his crate….even all night! As does any puppy, he has TONS of energy and curiosity, which left to his own devices will get him into trouble. Training is the KEY ingredient for Chubbs to be the perfect family pet. He’s very smart and wants to please so it’s all about his people doing right by him. He loves to snuggle in your lap and really is a loveable boy!


COPPER is a 3 year-old yellow male, topping the scales at 116 pounds. He has been on a doggie diet and should weigh closer to 80 pounds as his goal. Copper was purchased from a breeder and when he displayed typical lab puppy behavior such as jumping, mouthing, chewing, and peeing on the coffee table, his owners decided he needed to live outside. Copper loved going out to the school yard next door and spent some time in animal control. His owners tearfully surrendered him because he was just too much for their toddler. He is such a lucky dog! A wonderful trainer from Dog Dynamics paired with an anonymous donation gave Copper a head start on basic obedience. He is excellent on leash and even stays close off leash. He is crate trained and learning "wait," "down" and "off." His house manners are atrocious, but he is trying. Copper loves water, is good with other dogs, and ignores the cats. He is still a puppy trapped in a 3 year old giant body so needs an active family with teenage kids and continued obedience training. UPDATE: Well Copper now has the start to a waist!! He sits and waits until you say "yes" to throw his ball, then brings it right back and drops it at your feet. This lab does not have a mean bone in his body and wants nothing more than to be around his people. He is house trained, loves to learn, swim, and go on hikes staying right by your side. He still jumps and can be mouthy when excited, but has come so far doing this little dance without making contact with his foster mom’s legs! There must be a family out there with teenage kids looking for a happy happy lab to go to doggie school with?

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.    ~ Roger Caras



DAVIS 2 year old yellow male. This stunning young guy came to us from the Sacramento City Shelter. Why no one came for him we don't know...he is young and goofy but he knows sit, comes when called and loves his toys. Poor Davis picked up kennel cough at the shelter and isn't feeling too perky, but he'll be ready for visitors in a week or so.


DINAH --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

DINAH 6 year old AKC registered yellow female. This beautiful small girl comes to us from a well known breeder of top show Labs. Dinah finisher her career in the show ring and has produced some lovely babies but is now ready to retire and have a career change. Dinah has lovely manners, is very mellow and easy going. She is good with dogs, children and cats. You will see a lick granuloma on her leg…dogs lick out of boredom and create and keep a wound going. This will heal and have no lasting effects.

Concerned about combining a Labrador with other animals? You just need to find the *right* Lab(s). We added two Labs to a household with cockatiels, lizards, rats and a bunny ... And they get along *just fine* ... and the birds walk around on the floor -- and sometimes on the dogs!                                                                        ... comment from a new Lab Parent



ELI --

ELI is a happy go lucky 5 year old, 74 pound chocolate male wonder. He loves water! It can be right out of the hose…it doesn't matter! He loves chasing balls almost as much as playing with water. He loves his foster mom so much he can hardly contain himself. If you like exuberance, Eli is The Wonder Dog for you!

A dog is the only thing on Earth what loves you more than he loves himself.     ~ Josh Billings
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.     ~ Anonymous



GOLDIE is a 9 year old yellow male and we can go on and on how perfect he is, but this is what his foster mom has to say, short and simple. Goldie is sweet, gentle, cuddly, house trained, loving, friendly with ALL (dogs, cats, people), a faithful companion and loyal friend, just perfect! If you would like to hear more bragging from his foster mom, please contact her! By the way, Goldie is on doggie weight watchers, he lived a life of indulgence for 9 years and sooner or later, he had to face a Labrador's worst fear, diet!!!



GRACIE is a sweet 7 year old yellow gal looking for a family of her own. In her current foster home she is living with two big Lab brothers, a couple of kids, and a cat that is not happy right now because Gracie is a cat chaser (so a home without cats is a must). Gracie loves car rides, loves to be with her people and appears to be house trained. She is definitely a house dog. She will go outside if she has to but she prefers to be inside and she will let you know by sitting in front of the door and making funny noises in protest. She will make somebody a wonderful family dog!

UPDATE: Gracie is with a new foster who says: very nice girl who is housebroken and loves the doggie door. Not food aggressive, gentle mouth and loves to lay on your feet. Needs obedience classes, chases cats and squirrels and pulls on leash. Enjoys car rides and her tennis ball.


GUS #2 --

GUS #2 9 year old, 84 lb yellow male. Gus is good on leash, knows sit and down and is a happy, sweet and funny boy. He loves to go for walks and almost skips along every now and then. He is very able and willing to walk you anytime you want. He’s overjoyed if you take him on car rides. Gus likes toys with squeakers, rope and ball toys and has play time after dinner. He will tell you if you’re not paying attention by tossing a toy your way. Gus gets along with female dogs but was a bit grumbly in the beginning. Now he plays tug of war with one of his girlfriends. Like most older, large labs, Gus has arthritis so is on supplements and anti-inflammatories. He has allergies (again so common in labs) which are held in check by a grain free diet and shampooing. He also needs eye drops and ointment for dry eyes. None of these are expensive items…we can tell you where to get them at a very reasonable cost. And Gus is definitely worth it!

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go to where they went.     ~ Will Rogers



The cat is not all
Bad - she fills the litter box
With Tootsie Rolls.
Dig under fence-why?
Because it's there. Because it's
There. Because it's there.




Jazz is a 64 pound 1 year old chocolate male lab-German shorthair pointer mix. He is a good boy who needs a patient, loving person to work with him. He responds to a gentle, loving approach. He is a puppy and will learn. He loves to play and wants to please.



JOSIE is about a 7-8 year old 62 pound black female. She was picked up as a stray and ended up in the Stockton shelter. Poor girl was covered in sap...she was a pathetic mess. She's been in foster care for nearly a month now and she is a sweetheart. She is learning to be house trained and uses a doggie door. She sleeps in a crate at night but she'd much prefer the cozy dog bed. She knows sit and walks easily on a leash. She is fine with other dogs, but we don't know about cats. She walks with a swagger and we discovered that her hips aren't the best but she gets around just fine...but no jumping into trucks or stairs for her future. If you are looking for an easy going, lovable, quiet new friend to love, Josie is ready to return it in bushels!

UPDATE: It seems Josie is house accidents.

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LEXY --     on hold

LEXY is a 7 month old 40+ pound chocolate lab x German shorthair pointer female. The owners docked her tail like a shorthair which is probably a blessing because it never stops wagging and a full length tail could be dangerous. She was surrendered to rescue because she is gun shy so hunting is out in this girl's life. But she still needs an active family to keep her entertained and well exercised. We were told she is house trained (though her foster mom considers no new dog as such), she sleeps begrudgingly in a crate, has nice house manners for such a young dog, and is well on her way to being a great dog for some lucky family. She loves to play fetch and is still figuring out that if you return the ball, it will get thrown again, but she is definitely catching on. She is young, smart, and energetic...great characteristics for the right home.



LOOMIS 7 year old yellow male. This handsome boy came to us from the Modesto Shelter. So far we know he is good with other dogs, loves to run and play and wants to please. He knows sit and really pays attention when you work with him. Loomis is with a new foster and will be adjusting to two teenagers, a 1 year old lab and three 10 year old cats. We will know more later.

UPDATE: Cats are a big no, no! He won’t stop chasing them.



LUCY 10 year old chocolate female. This adorable girl came to us from the Manteca Shelter. She weighs 110 lbs and should weigh 75 lbs. She is obviously purebred and very well bred...why she found her way to the shelter is a mystery but we scooped her right up. She moved into her foster's home, met her "roomies" and fit right in. Obviously she in on a will take awhile to get rid of all that fat. Lucy is housebroken, great with other dogs, thinks cushy dog beds are great and "talks" you hear little warbles and chirps from her...sooooo cute. Her coat is in good condition and her nails are clipped so someone took good care of her. She has years of love yet to give.


LUKE #3 --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

LUKE #3 is a 2 year old black male. This boy is adorable, very small at only 31 lbs but all Lab. He loves everybody...people, other dogs...he is not quite sure what has happened to him. He just came to us from the Tuolumne County Shelter. Maybe he was too much pup for his owners. He wants to please and we think he will be so easy to train. We'll update you as we learn more about this cute little guy.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.       ~ Andy Rooney


Meet MACY, about a 9 year old 55 pound black female. All it takes is one look at Macy and you will have a smile on your face. She's probably got some beagle in there with those big velvety ears but her personality is all lab. We call her the Queen Mum because she definitely thinks she descends from royalty. She also thinks her foster parents are starving her, but her matronly figure needs paring down and she has already lost 5 pounds in 5 weeks. She obviously was loved (or at least overfed) in her previous life, but when she came into a rural shelter as a stray, she tested heartworm positive so after her treatment, for the past month, her exercise has been limited, though it would be by her choice too. Other dogs are fine and she's even sniffed a cat without reaction, but her favorite companion is her human. Macy is a sweetheart who wants to have her person around to tend to to her every whim...yes, remember, Macy thinks she's royalty!
UPDATE: Her Royal Highness is down to 52 pounds and counting!



MARLIE is a 5 to 6 year old, 55 to 60 pound loving chocolate female. She fits right in with a lot of other dogs, large and small. She is a happy sweet lab who loves being with her human friends. She could fit into an extra large Easter Basket!



MARCUS 2 year old chocolate male. This handsome boy came to us from the Yuba County Shelter. He rides quietly in the car. He knows very little but does sit and likes pets and cuddles. He is a happy boy and gets along beautifully with other dogs, male and female, large and small. UPDATE: Marcus is now in a foster home learning manners; he is housebroken...just needs to learn not to snatch that food or underwear you leave around. We find that he really needs to be with his human. He is great on lead...doesn’t want to leave his foster’s side. In the house he follows you from room to room, even sits on your foot to make sure you won’t get away!



MICHELANGELO (Mikey) 1 year old black male. This boy is a very loving guy almost to a fault. He wants to be with you all the time and will sit on your lap instead of next to you and will sleep right up next to you (or on you) if you let him. Mikey is house trained but when it rains he needs special attention paid to let him out more frequently. He still needs training reminders to not jump up (he is getting better but needs reminders) , he will sit, but doesn’t stay well, walks ok on a leash and runs well on a leash (until something distracts him). He will run after other animals like birds, squirrels, and deer so he needs to be on a leash when not in a secure area. Although Mikey does have separation anxiety he is doing much better. He can be left at home for 3-4 hours in the house (not outside) with other dogs. Mikey needs a home where someone is around frequently and has another younger dog(s) and/or children (children 6+ yrs). Also, Mikey will help himself to any food left out on the counters or in an open trash can – he thinks you left it for him. He is a very special and loving boy but needs a loving and understanding home.



MOLLY is a 9 year old, 60 pound loving black female. She is so loving, she even tolerates cats. She gets along well with lots of large and small dogs. Her main interest, though, is her human friends. She follows her foster mom around, loving to be by her side. She has a tender, sweet personality with great eye contact. She would be great as an only dog, content to be your "New Best Friend." She could be your own personal therapy dog! She makes her foster mom feel like the best thing that ever happened.

"Labs like to play on waterbeds. Its something about the squishiness. They romp and twirl, chew on each other. Its really wild."                                                      ... a new Lab "Parent"


Breed Description
Although some are highly energetic, Labrador Retrievers are often thought of as having a happy-go-lucky or easy-going nature, Their calm nature combined with their athletic tendencies and stamina originally well suited the breed to be hunting dogs, and now allows them to become service dogs primarily in search and rescue and disability assistance. However, as with other working breeds, the athleticism of the pet Labrador Retriever requires physical and mental stimulation in the family environment. They will enjoy retrieving items such as tennis balls or floating toys that provide the necessary stimulation while taking advantage of the Labrador Retriever's excellent swimming ability. Labrador Retrievers are commonly quite food motivated, which facilitates learning and training, thus furthering the dog's bond to the family. Rewarding the dog with food for dropping a retrieved item can also help reduce the dog's tendencies for retrieving items not intended for play.


Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:




PRINCE 11 year old black male. Well, “senior” sure doesn’t describe this boy. He is 11 years YOUNG! Prince loves his walks and you better be able to keep up with him. Prince, in his younger years, had professional training and was his owner’s hunting dog as well as his beloved companion. His owner died and Prince needs a new home. He is a beautifully mannered house dog and gets along with other dogs. His foster says he is as close to perfect as you’re likely to get…he is, however on a diet. Prince has had a bit too much of the good life lately and needs to shed a good 10 lbs. He will be happiest with someone who is home a lot.

We give dogs the time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.      ~ M. Ackklam



Riley is a sweet 2 year old black male. He weighs about 70 pounds, is good natured and loves to play with other dogs. He is pretty good on a leash. He has adorable eye contact.


ROXY is a 2 year old black female with a beautiful shiny coat and gorgeous copper eyes, just looking for someone to love. She gets along great with other dogs, knows basic commands like sit and stay, and she is getting better on the leash every day, almost there. She is a great "alarm system" when strangers walk by the house, but settles very quickly if she is reassured that everything is OK.


ROXY#2 --

Bonded with Abby

ROXY #2 is a high energy 55 pound 3 year old chocolate female lab mix. I feel Roxy needs to be with her mother Abby, and Abby with her, as they are very bonded. They came from a loving family who unfortunately had to surrender them to rescue. Roxy loves to play fetch. She and her mom compete with each other for the chance to be the first to bring back either their Frisbee or tennis ball…you can throw 2 toys, but they will only bring back one. They drop it right at your feet and look for it to be tossed or kicked again. When you tire of throwing their toy they'll leave it if told to and follow you about, occasionally offering a toy for you to toss again. Roxy is a very good girl, always walking or trotting happily with a smile on her face and her tongue hanging out. She loves to go for walks and gets excited when she sees her lead and harness. She plays well with her other Lab friends. With small dogs at first she had to be reminded to be gentle, as she had never spent any time with small dogs before. Roxy is very well mannered in the house and the car; her mother taught her well. She comes when called and is learning to come to a whistle. She is a great cuddler and gives kisses. She is a sensitive dog and seems to know when you are troubled; she will come to you and put her head on your lap, sometimes climbing up to nuzzle you. Since being with us she hasn't made a mess or been destructive at all. She lets us know when she has to go potty by coming to us nervously and then heading to the door. When left inside together all day, Roxy and Abby haven't been a problem at all. If they had a dog door, they could probably be left for extended periods. Roxy and her mom are near perfect dogs except they do not like cats at all. Roxy and her mom are great watch dogs. When strangers approach the house they alarm. When told to stop they do, and they aren’t yappers either. We've had so many wonderful labs come through our doors over the years, and Roxy is definitely one of them. She should not go to a home with babies or toddlers. She is a high energy girl who behaves well in the house but can be clumsy, and may knock a little one over.


ROXY #3 --

ROXY #3 is a 9 year old black female who forgot to look at her birth certificate...she has the energy of a 2 year old! She is a total sweetheart who loves soccer balls and swimming. She is great with all animals except Alpha dogs (cats, chickens, ducks, goats, horses and pigs don't even phase her). She is totally housebroken and has perfect house manners. If stuffed toys look like animals, she doesn’t rip them up but adopts them...she loves to carry her stuffed mallard around and sleeps with it. Roxy would do best with older kids and an active person or family. She rides excellent in the car and walks well on leash. She can look very imposing and has a deep bark so anyone would really feel safe with her.

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, "Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!"       ~ Dave Barry


SAMMY is a happy, fun and loving 8 year old yellow male. Sam really likes people and he is happiest when he is with other people and dogs. Sam loves that water and is great with little kids. He likes to play fetch and enjoys chasing tennis balls. He is house trained and has always been able to sleep indoors as well as play outdoors when he wants. He does pull when on a leash as he still has some good energy for getting out to the park, lake or river. He doesn’t like cats and will take off after them. Sam’s owner has had him since he was 1 year old and wants him to find the right new home…a family with kids that spend a lot of time with him and preferably another dog to play with. Sam would love to be able to continue to enjoy the water if you have a pool. Sam is a really special lab. He is very loving, gentle and super sweet. He has a shy, but energetic personality. He loves to cuddle up. Some family is going to be really happy to add Sam to their home!



SANDY Hi, I'm a 7 year young yellow female. I'm high energy, I know all my commands…sit, stay, down, I'm crate trained, house trained. I tend to pull on the lead when I walk but with corrections I will settle down. I'm fantastic with kids, I love toys and I will drop them when I'm told to. Now with all these great traits come a few tiny little faults...I'm a one dog, one family kinda gal! It's not like I don't like other dogs, I'm just very, very protective over my dog toys and I don't like sharing with other animals! Humans OK! Animals not a chance! Oh and cats?...yeah, me and cats that would be a big fat NO!!! Not even a maybe!! If you don't mind those two tiny lil faults I'm the perfect dog! Did I mention I'm a great snuggler?!!!


SIERRA --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

SIERRA is a 29 pound 11+ year old yellow female. Yes, she's a little 'lablet.' Her owner passed away leaving Sierra and her other 4 legged friends homeless. Animal Control came and picked them all up for re-homing, but called us to save this cutie pie. I don't know what it is about these older gals, but the minute they get into their loving foster homes, they think they are royalty. It could be the royal treatment that she is getting with her foster mom. Sierra is house trained and knows sit. She loves her daily walks and is fine with other dogs. But mostly, she just loves hanging out near her foster mom.



SIMON is a big, black 9 year old love. He gets along with both cats and dogs, but his true love is you. He wants to be with you as much as possible and is very sad if you are away for very long. He likes walks and car rides or to just hang out at home, he just wants to do it all…with you. So clearly Simon would do best with a family who is home much of the time. This sweet old gentleman is housetrained and crate trained. Simon has a condition called hypothyroidism, which is well controlled by taking an inexpensive thyroid pill twice a day. He’s up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered, and is ready to meet his new loving family.



SNICKERS is a sweet and happy 1 ½ year old yellow girl. She is petite and weighs in at 55 pounds. She loves to run outside (we think she is crossed with something fast!) so a BIG yard is a MUST. Snickers also loves her doggie pack. She looks to them as a role model, for security and of course, play – so at least one dog is a MUST and multiple dogs would be Snickers doggie heaven. She learns everything from her other dog buddies, so her doggie pack should be calm and stable and accepting of her. Snickers can be shy and skittish about new things but in her own time she gains confidence. Once she trusts her human pack she will cuddle and is comfortable being with you. She will need a patient stable family preferably with a calm home environment in which she can thrive. Snickers is good with children but would do best with older, considerate ones. She does NOT chew, bark, dig, or jump. She is not destructive and can be left home alone as long as she is with her dog pack. She comes when called, and sits on command, however, she does need more leash work. She sleeps inside next to the bed with the rest of her doggie pack and enjoys car trips with the pack too. Snickers is a very special girl that needs a very special home. She just wants to be part of a dog and human pack.


SPENCER --     ADOPTED!! Thank You!

SPENCER is a tall, handsome 2 year old, 64 pound black male. Spencer has a gentle personality. He loves to please for even the smallest bit of praise or affection. He gets along beautifully with other dogs. Maybe he could help with your Easter Egg Hunt?

For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail,
and that indescribable measure of love we call a dog.       ~ Roger Caras



TADPOLE 2 year old black male lab mix. This little guy has quite a story. From his owner: We live on a 400 acre ranch with horses and cows. Tadpole has been a marvelous family/ranch dog. He loves to be with people and 'helps' us in all activities. Unfortunately, this summer, he over-exuberantly helped herd some horses and was stepped on. No broken bones but he did dislocate the lower hock joint. After 3 months of casting, there was no re-attachment and he was just too wiggly to let his leg heal. He had his right hind leg amputated on 10/15/13. He is fully recovered and doesn't seem to even know it is gone. He also doesn't seem to know that he needs to be more careful. I am truly concerned that he will be hurt again and am, therefore, hoping that you will help me find a loving family with a backyard. He loves to lie around the house when we are inside and is used to being in the kennel when we are gone. He always gets a 'treat' when we leave so it is never a punishment. He loves to play fetch and swim...although he hasn't tried since the amputation.

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent, devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source. - Doris Day

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown



Take one rescued lab, roll and play until lightly pampered, and then add the following ingredients:
1 Cup of patience
1 Cup of understanding
1 Pinch of correction
1 Pinch of hard work
2 Cups of praise and 1 1/2 cups of fun.
Blend well. Heat with the warmth of your heart and mix with owner until consistency is such that owner and labby are one.


If you want a friend for life, get a dog.     ~ Harry S Truman

CCLRR needs more Foster Homes ... can you help save a great dog?



YANKEE is a big ol' easy going about 9 year old black male. You couldn't ask for a happier dog. Picked up as a stray at a rural shelter, he quickly became a shelter favorite. He seems to be house trained, he adores car rides and has no trouble jumping into the back seat of a pick up. He walks nicely on a leash and just enjoys sniffing all the great smells along his path. He gets along with other dogs, loves his toys, rarely barks; he is just the nicest, sweetest, most gentle soul you will ever meet. We hear the stories how black males are the last to be adopted, but we could not let this gem slip by...he is just too nice a dog to be overlooked. If you are looking for a sidekick, check out Yankee.

Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable.
They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well. - Bonnie Wilcox

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Special Needs dog in Bellingham, WA

Would you like to be greeted by a pup whose tail is wagging so hard his whole body wags? Koda is a 3 yr old, 63 lb neutered Black Lab who is super sweet and affectionate. Until recently he lived in homes where he had very few boundaries. He arrived with serious anxiety but has learned to calm himself. He “waits” to be called for dinner or to go in or out of a door. He “sits” very well. He is learning “Down” & “Stand” & “Watch Me” & to treadmill for kibble. Sometimes is a “velcro” dog and sometimes just wants to run & play, after which he comes & sits at my feet. He rides calmly tethered (to the seatbelt) in the car. He is crate trained. Koda graduated Basic Manners 101 class. He is very good-natured around other dogs and with children. He is not reactive to people or dogs in the street or to fireworks. Koda is on medications for epilepsy. He’s a special needs puppy with an enormous amount of love to give and a very strong need to please. He needs a home with clear & firm boundaries to feel secure. They say you can't buy love, but you can sure have adoration with Koda. Koda is looking for a forever home where he will be loved and nurtured and appreciated and kept safe with really good boundaries. He deserves this.

Koda also has his own Facebook page.
Please contact . We would be able to assist with transport, so anyone interested would not need to pay for that part of an adoption.

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