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

   This list was last updated on   
27 March 2015

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

New This Week: Lily, Luigi, Paige, Tank, Luigi #2 & Mario


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. come see Briggs and BonBon

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.

come see Nana, Lily and Tank

Please help us save the life of a Lab -- donate using the PayPal link to the left.

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


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

Sam #2 Barbie Butch
Nana   BonBon

look for these markers:       or     
Please help us save the life of a Lab -- donate using the PayPal link to the left.
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


BARBIE 8 1/2 year old black female. Hello, my name is Barbie. I'm a good looking "Barbie doll" who wants to find a lifelong partner. I really need to go to somebody who is home all the time or can take me to work. You see, I was born deaf. I used to follow my mom around before this nice man adopted me over 8 years ago. Unfortunately I had such severe ear allergies he just couldn't afford to treat them anymore. The good people from rescue swept me off my feet and promised to find me a good home. I can't hear but I do understand hand signals. I will teach you. I can feel vibrations on the floor and by that I can tell that you're home. I love to walk around the neighborhood, and the ball is my obsession. Hey come on guys, everybody has a weakness. Mine happens to be the ball! I will tear apart a tennis ball and very happily do so in about 20 minutes. But before I tear it apart I would love to chase it. I'll drop it at your feet, doesn't that sound like fun? It would be great if you had another doggie that I could follow around as I could use someone’s ears. After all I wouldn't want to miss dinner! When my foster’s dogs bark then I bark, after all there must be something wrong. If you're looking for a companion I could be your girl. I don't like riding in the car much. It always meant trips to the vet, which were not very fun. I like to cuddle on the couch and if you ask me politely with signaling, I will gladly jump on your bed and snuggle with you all night long. I am housebroken and the perfect addition to anyone's home. After all I am very quiet!


9 year old chocolate girl who is so glad to have been rescued. We got a call from a local shelter a few months back about a sweet chocolate girl with extensive hair loss, scabby itchy skin, goopy eyes and a bum hind end. A real train wreck. We decided to get her out of the cold and spiff her up, rescue style. Since then BonBon has had several soothing baths, good grain-free food and thyroid medication, making her a much happier and more comfortable old broad. Though she’s no beauty queen on the outside, her beauty comes from within. She’s a mellow girl who gets along with everyone: people, dogs, cats. If you’ve got a cozy dog bed and some gentle pets, she’s the gal for you.

BRIGGS --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

BRIGGS 12 year old 65 lb. black male. This senior gentleman is a lovely boy and would make someone a great companion. Despite being 12 years old, Briggs is playful and full of fun. He is such a gentle sweetheart and just wants to be loved and petted. Briggs is on the smaller side and weighs about 55 pounds. He loves, loves, loves tennis balls and will take them to his bed with him. He comes when called; knows sit, lay down, is learning stay, and appears to be housebroken. Briggs will go lay on his bed if told to and will either sit quietly or take a little nap. He likes to quietly explore the backyard just sniffing around along the way. He really loves short walks and is great on the leash. He seems disinterested in the cats and squirrels he comes across on his walks. He has been around cats in his previous foster home and silently watches them as they purr on the couch. He gets along great with other dogs and will initiate play. Briggs loves car rides. He sleeps all night on his bed on the floor next to his foster mom's bed. He doesn't appear to chew and is not interested at all in getting on the furniture. He would love to be part of a family that will give him lots and lots of love, attention, and treats.


BUTCH 9 year old black male. We found this boy at the Yuba County Shelter and scooped him right up. He is the sweetest, gentlest guy. Just loves every bit of attention you give him. He was pretty good on lead, rode well in the car, greeted the other dogs at the kennel with a wagging tail. Butch is in quarantine for kennel cough and we'll know more about him soon.

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


DANNY 5 year old yellow male. Danny is a small chunky little boy at 54 lbs. who came to us from the Sutter County Shelter. So far we know he is good with other dogs and rides well in the car in a crate. He’s a sweet boy waiting for his forever home. Danny needs a dog buddy or someone who is home a lot...he really doesn’t like being alone.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.     ~ Anonymous

ELVIS --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

ELVIS 20 month old black male. We took his pictures in front of the vet's office and poor Elvis was not thrilled to be going in there. You suppose he knew what was coming? Elvis is housebroken, crate trained good with kids, dogs and cats (as long as they don't run). Elvis needs a secure yard, as he will find a loose board in a fence and go wandering. For a Lab this young, obedience school is a must and Elvis will need lots of daily exercise.....remember "a tired Lab is a good Lab"!

EMBER --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

EMBER 4 year old chocolate female. This lovely girl was surrendered to the Gridley Shelter by owners who could no longer keep her. They left excellent information on her so we know she is housebroken, gets along with dogs, likes children and will chase a cat. She has had some training and knows sit and stay.

Want to Know How To Adopt one of these nice Labbies?


2 year old yellow female. Ginger came to her foster home several months ago...terrified, confused, neglected...she found a spot all the way in the corner of the backyard, behind the bushes where no one could see her or bother her. She was not used to human company. She spent the first year of her life locked up inside a barn with no light or human contact. It took her many weeks to finally come out from behind the bushes and start exploring the yard little by little. It took another several weeks for her to come close to a human. Now, 6 months later, she is still scared of sudden movements, strangers and loud noises but she has made tremendous progress. She allows some petting (not by everyone), she comes in the house on her own and uses the dog door, she appears to be housetrained, and gets along with dogs and even cats. Ginger will need a VERY patient family and a quiet home where she will be allowed to continue to blossom.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go to where they went.     ~ Will Rogers
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                          HERSHEY 2 year old chocolate male. Poor Hershey came to us with a bad case of kennel cough so he has been in quarantine for 3 weeks. Hershey is now well and looking forward to "visitors". So far we know Hershey is good with other dogs, loves people and attention and waits to be let out of his kennel to "go", so he may be housebroken.
UPDATE: Hershey is now in a foster home learning his manners, and we have found he is a serious cat chaser so a “no cat” home for him is a must.

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


LILY 7 year old yellow female. Is there a word for the perfect Lab? If there is…it’s Lily. She is adorable - loves everybody, great with dogs, perfect house manners. Lily sleeps on her bed in her foster’s bedroom and doesn’t move all night. She is housebroken, goes to the door, stands there & looks over her shoulder at you as if to say “Well, I’m waiting…open the door please.” Lily is small, only about 60 lbs. and sooooo sweet.


                         LUIGI 4 year old black male. Luigi (better known as Lou) is your typical happy-go-lucky Labrador. He grew up in a loving environment with young children and a yellow Lab brother. Unfortunately, due to time constraints on his family, he is looking for a new home. He loves to be active and will chase a ball for as long as you are willing to throw it. As much as he loves fetch, swimming and exploring, he settles nicely, loves to snuggle and sleeps through the night. Lou is housebroken, knows sit, stay and come and is acclimated to house life. Lou has always been on the slender side, but is healthy and strong. He typically eats three meals a day with treats in-between. Lou does have a slight allergy to certain foods, but as long as he sticks to a salmon, grain free food, he has no issues at all. Lou is looking for an energetic and caring family who will include him in their activities. He is gentle and understanding with young children and excited and friendly with other pets. Along with his naturally amazing tracking skills, he is a great watch dog as well. He is always alert as to what’s going on around his family.


LUIGI #2 and MARIO --

LUIGI #2 & MARIO 6 month old black males. These adorable puppies came to us from the Stockton Shelter. They adore each other and while we will separate them, we would love to have them adopted together. They are exceptionally quiet for their age, sweet and easy. They still sleep cuddled to each other but are happy to leave each other if food or other pets are available. They are on quarantine for kennel cough but would be happy to have visitors…bring treats!


                         MIKEY 6 year old chocolate male. This is a BIG boy, over 100 lbs., but soooo gentle. Mikey is housebroken, has excellent house manners, eats with his foster’s other dogs and shows no sign of food aggression. Mikey is very submissive and lets a 60 lb. Lab boss him's pretty cute to watch. Mikey was raised with a tiny Yorkie, he is gentle with children and would be a great family dog.

A dog is the only thing on Earth what loves you more than he loves himself.     ~ Josh Billings


NANA 10 year old black female. This little (50.6 lbs) girl did not get the memo that she's a senior. She plays with her much younger buddies at her foster home and has no trouble negotiating stairs. Nana came to us when her owner died, she has been well loved and well cared for. She is housebroken, has great house manners, loves other dogs and is just all around perfect. Her favorite thing is to sit at your feet and be petted.

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:
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.


PAIGE 18 month old yellow female. This beautiful and obviously purebred girl came to us from the Chowchilla Shelter. She is smart, focuses well and learns fast. Now, that being said, she has had very little training. After working with her for 20 minutes she was doing a very nice sit and down…she works very well for food treats and will be so easy to train. She is starved for attention and wants to please. Paige is still on kennel cough quarantine but welcomes visitors.

RUBY #2 --

                         RUBY #2 8 year old, 50 pound chocolate female. Ruby is a very sweet, loving little Lablet! We found her at a southern shelter in absolutely awful condition. She was bald over 2/3 of her body, open sores, hot spots, weighing at just under 40 pounds and severely neglected. Ruby has a touchy flea allergy and requires diligent monthly flea control. If she gets bitten just once, she will chew and chew herself. We have her allergies wonderfully under control with monthly flea/tick meds and grain free food. Ruby gets along fabulously with her foster brothers and sister, she came right in and blended in perfectly. She has a great nose for critters, is VERY interested in the mice and rabbits on our property. A cat and small critter free home is a must. Ruby has perfect house manners, but she can counter-surf with the best of them even at her small size. She sleeps on the bed with us, and is kenneled during the day. She is house broken and is, in my mind, perfect. She requires minimal exercise, but loves to go for walks! She would be the most perfect companion for anyone! All she wants is to be loved. Really, I truly believe that’s all she wants and needs. We believe Ruby came originally from a good breeder, she has no dew claws. We believe also she was a brood bitch. I can’t say enough about what a good girl she is, she is loving, well behaved and we will miss her, but I promised her she would love her forever home. Ruby could stand to gain about 10 more pounds, but she eats 4 cups of food a day and she might just be one of those teeny tiny little girls. Will you provide my girl with the best forever home? She will repay you with dancing, hopping, kisses, hugs and Labbie blanket warmth.

SAM #2 --

       SAM #2 Sam is an 11 year old black male lab mix. Sam was the beloved companion of a gentleman for 11 years until his owner's passing in November. As you can imagine, Sam was bewildered and confused by this sudden change in situation, and when he came to his foster family, he was underweight and depressed. But, in the past several weeks, Sam's foster family has seen him blossom into a lovely dog with impeccable house manners and good energy. He waits patiently for his breakfast and dinner and takes treats gently from your hand. Sam enjoys two walks each day. He positively parades around the hallway waiting for his special walking harness and bouncing with delight. On walks, he does all the regular doggie type things, including sniffing and lifting his leg on bushes, but he is also working hard on learning better leash behaviors. When he isn't walking, he is sitting quietly at your feet and following you around adoringly. He gets along very well with his foster family's 9 year old daughter, sometimes sleeping under her bed at night. He also tolerates the indignities of living with an exuberant puppy, and although he growls at her sometimes, he has never threatened her and really seems to be learning how to enjoy the extra doggie attention. We have been told that he is good with cats. Sam does have some health issues, including a lump on his rear leg which was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor. It was surgically removed, however, we do not know when or if it has metastasized. Some of our volunteers own dogs with the same diagnoses who continue to do fine after several years. Sam deserves to spend whatever time he has left being cared for and loved by a family.


TANK 15 month old yellow male. Tank is so handsome, he looks exactly like what he is, a very well-bred field Lab. Tank has had professional training and knows sit, down, stay, come and fetch, and he walks at heel. Tank has been a kennel dog so he is not housebroken, but that is so easy with an adult dog. We have a booklet called “Potty Training 101” that can help.

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


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.
NEW_DOGS -- look for this graphic -- it will mark the 'new this week' dogs


These special dogs are marked with a border and the designation appropriate

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

The following dogs are AVAILABLE INDEPENDENTLY of LabRescue.

these listings are added as a courtesy.
CCLRR has not evaluated these dogs and makes no claims as to their health or temperament.
Please use the contact info listed with each dog.


Blackie: 10 Year Old Black Male Lab Neutered 90 Pounds AKC
Blackie’s owner passed away and the kids promised their dad they would take care of Blackie. But the the kids decided they did not want a large dog in their home so they took Blackie to the Merced shelter. Blackie did not have a chance there as he is an older dog and he is a black dog. (Black dogs are not adopted as quickly as the other colors.) Blackie had a couple more days before he was going to be put down when a friend of Lab Rescue was checking the listings for the Merced shelter and saw Blackie and knew she had to help him! She called Lab Rescue and asked if she met Blackie and she felt he was a good fit for the program, would we take him. She went and evaluated Blackie and she found a wonderful older dog who just wanted to be with people!

He was a well-loved pet for 10 years of his life. His world was turned upside down when his owner had to go into the hospital and did not come back home. He was taken to another home for a short time and then he was dropped off at the shelter.

When we rescued him, he rode well in the car from the shelter. We had him at a boarding facility where he was fine with other dogs, and was fine in the kennel. They said Blackie is a real love! He does not bark when left alone, has no issues with food and is a great dog for someone who wants some company and someone who wants to go for short walks. Blackie is one of these dogs that always seems to be smiling no matter what life hands to him!
Blackie is very healthy, has all his shots, microchipped, and is neutered. He does have some sight loss but he can still see. Blackie is now in a foster home. He is a big, slow moving, lovable companion who likes to be around humans and needs a second chance for a good home!

If you have the time for this happy boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.


                         Panda is a handsome black/white lab mix. He was rescued from a high kill shelter in the valley. Panda weighs 58 pounds, is microchipped, neutered and up to date on shots. He is house trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. Panda is a 15 month old friendly, high energy boy who loves to play with other dogs and go on runs. He loves people and dogs but will most likely chase cats. Because he is so young he will need more training. If you are looking for a great companion, a dog you can take on hikes or jog with and a family dog then consider Panda. He would do best in a house with a yard and an owner who can exercise him on a regular basis. There is a rehoming fee. Charlene Wolfe 650-465-9669


Bear is an energetic, smart young Labrador Retriever mix. He gets along well with other friendly dogs and loves being around people. He knows some commands, walks pretty well on a leash and rides calmly in a vehicle. Bear is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. He enjoys playing in water and is very athletic. To learn more about Bear, please contact SNIPPP at 530 336-6006 or go to

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
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
"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"
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
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


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
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

"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."

Other Places to Check
Check your local shelters, Petfinder
and our LAB LINKS page


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