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

   This list was last updated on   
02 October 2015

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

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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.

Sun. Oct 4
come see Tanya and Zorro

Folsom Petsmart
2705 E Bi

dwell 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.


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

Sat. Oct 3
Come see Sadie!!

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

Ginger Barbie BonBon
Zorro Duke Sam #2

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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


9 year old black female. Barbie was born deaf is a special needs dog, but she doesn’t let that stop her from being an active member of the household. Barbie understands hand signals and can feel vibrations on the floor. She loves to walk around the neighborhood, and her toy ball is her obsession. UPDATE: Barbie has settled in wonderfully at her foster’s home. She would rather hang with her humans than play with her two canine roommates! Barbie loves feeding time AND she will let you know when that is, she runs to her eating spot and waits politely. She adores men and children and her tail starts going crazy if someone comes to the door. You wouldn't know she was deaf - if she sees something go by she will bark, clueless as to what she is barking at. If you are looking for a housemate to sit at your feet or lay beside you at night, Barbie may be your dream girl!


10 year old yellow male. Want to adopt a lab that will make you smile? Benson is the one for you! Benson came to us from the Sutter County shelter where his chances of being adopted were slim to none. He had some hair loss from flea allergies but his coat is growing back nicely. He is really sweet, easygoing with other dogs, housebroken and is a happy healthy boy whose tail wags a windshield wiper! There’s still a lot of fun left in him and he’d love to spend his senior years with you!


6 year old AKC registered purebred chocolate male. This handsome boy is Red's brother. He was raised on a ranch but would love to be a city dog. Walks, soft beds inside with his humans and a "little brother or sister of the human variety" would make him very happy. Blue is good with other dogs, loves to play with his ball and will be an amazing family companion.

BO --   

3 year old fox red male. Sweet Bo has quite the story! Earlier this year, Bo got out of his house and was hit and dragged by a car. Some good Samaritans rushed to his aid and took him to the vet. His owner was found shortly thereafter, and the vet delivered the news - he had been seriously injured and would have to have his hind leg amputated, or be put down. The owner didn’t want to be involved, so the neighbors who had intervened offered to take him in and pay for his surgery. Now, six months later, he is a happy, healthy boy! He loves walks, playing ball and cuddling next to his people on the couch (his favorite!). He’s good on leash after the initial excitement of going for a walk passes. Bo is good with other dogs, but not a fan of cats. He can be a bit skittish at times, so while he’s fine with big kids, we wouldn’t recommend him with toddlers or younger.



7 year old chocolate male. Bodie was owner surrendered to CCLRR due to a bit of separation anxiety. Left outside all day while his owners were at work, Bodie would bark, howl and try to escape from the yard. At his foster home, Bodie is allowed to stay inside the house with the other dogs while his foster parents are gone. He has learned how to use the doggie doors and has been a gentleman with his behavior in the house. As long as he is not left alone in the back yard, there is no barking or howling. He gets along with the four dogs in the house (two Labs, a foster puppy and a terrier mix). He is a sweet boy and just wants to be loved. He walks well on leash, likes to play ball and enjoys toys and bones. The ideal home for Bodie would be one with calm, firm owners, one or two mellow dogs who like to play, a home where he is able to be in the house while his owners are out (has doggie doors) and where there is lots of encouragement.


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.


8 year old chocolate male. This handsome boy comes to us from a well-known breeder of top show Labs. Buddy is the classic show Labrador, with a boxy body and beautiful square head. Buddy is house broken, has had professional obedience training and would be the perfect companion for an active family. He is a big boy, so no toddlers - but children 8 and over would be fine.

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


18 month old black male. This stunning lad came to us from the Berkeley Shelter via a great volunteer. He is very well bred. His dew claws have been removed, the practice of a good breeder. Dallas is housebroken, knows sit and is attentive on leash. He still pulls a bit on lead, but is settling down and understanding commands and direction. Dallas is a young, active boy so obedience training is a must, but the basics have begun.


7 year old yellow male. When we first laid eyes on Duke, he was almost bald. He was unfortunately neglected by his previous owners. His foster treated him with special allergy medication, bathed him daily and went above and beyond to nurse him back to health. Duke has allergies to hay fever/ spring fever / any fever, and his allergies will need to be managed for life with inexpensive medication and soothing baths. Duke is housetrained, well-mannered, knows all his commands and is just a joy to have around. He does not jump up on people, furniture or counters. He is amazing with children of all ages and loves other dogs. Duke is a loving, sweet boy who is so grateful for every pet and cuddle.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.     ~ Anonymous
Want to Know How To Adopt one of these nice Labbies?


GINGER ~~~ 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.

GOLDIE --     ADOPTED! Thank You!!

7 year old yellow female. Meet Goldie! This sweet little girl found herself surrendered to a shelter because she was heartworm positive. Our awesome volunteer took one look at her, snatched her right up and dialed her in with our vet for heartworm treatment. Four months later, Goldie is off crate rest, healthy and ready to find her forever home! Goldie is an energetic bundle of fun who loves her tennis ball, neighborhood walks, car rides, hamming it up for the camera, belly rubs and snuggle time with her humans. She is eager to please and is extremely loyal to her people. Despite her high level of energy (4 months of cage rest = pent up Labby excitement!) she settles down quickly and responds well to gentle behavior corrections. She is crate trained and quickly learning to walk nicely on leash. She respects her boundaries in her foster's yard and comes immediately when called. Goldie gets along wonderfully with her two chocolate Lab foster sisters, could care less about the resident cat and offers sweet kisses to her foster's two little boys (ages 6 & 2). Goldie would do well in a home with an active young family that would expose her to the great outdoors or with active retired people or individuals who enjoy long walks and road trips with their canine companion.


2 year old black male. Grant is a handsome, purebred boy that came to us from the Escalon Shelter. How he found his way there we have no idea, but he was grateful to come with us. Grant is incredibly sweet. He rolls on his back when you pet him. He has had little training, but is eager to learn and wants to please. He figured out "sit" in about 2 minutes and got a cookie for his trouble. Grant is active but not hyper…we think he is going to be a gem.

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
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go to where they went.     ~ Will Rogers
Please help us save the life of a Lab -- donate using the PayPal link to the left.
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


6 year old black female. This sweet girl came to us from the Stockton Shelter. UPDATE: Katie is now in a foster home and just had surgery to remove a benign fatty tumor from her tail. She is not thrilled with having her tail bandaged up, but is healing nicely. Her foster walks her every day and she gets better and better on lead. We have discovered she is housebroken, very much a house dog and loves to be with her humans.


4 year old (going on 2!) black female. Kiwi is returning to CCLRR due to a move. She is an affectionate, well-mannered girl who has been well cared for as an indoor/outdoor dog. She loves to play hard but settles right down indoors. She is housebroken, crate trained and knows her basic obedience commands. She loves to swim, fetch her floating buoy, play with her toys and is putting on quite a show for her new foster family. She does need a refresher course on leash manners. Because she plays vigorously, she may not be a good match for families with young children or a senior dog. She has done well as an only dog, but seems to welcome other canine companions. Kiwi loves to chase anything small that moves in the yard, so to be safe we wouldn’t recommend a home with cats. And be ready to give her plenty of exercise to burn off all that energy!
UPDATE: Surprise! We have learned that Kiwi totally ignores the caged cats at PetSmart, or even those being held in people’s arms. We think with a proper introduction she could live with a cat. Now, every dog will chase a cat that runs, and that is the secret to the not let your dog chase the cat!!

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

MAX #2 --

8 month old black male just rescued from the Yuba Co. shelter. Max was adopted, but had to be returned because the adopter’s shepherd mix did not like him. We don’t know much about Max yet, but he’s a nice boy who gets along with his foster’s dogs, large and small. He loves to play with his foster’s 8 month old Husky. He was great in the car, has had some leash training and sits on command. He appears to have been an inside dog as he is good in the house. He is a happy, handsome lab and could be awesome with just a little training.

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:

REV --

5 year old black female. Sadly, this beautiful girl’s owner died and she was surrendered to us. Rev is sweet and well-mannered. She is a little “Lablet”, only 48 lbs., and has a lovely curl to her coat. She is housebroken, knows basic obedience and loves everybody. She is very gentle, so we think a household with small children would be just fine for her. Rev will be ready for adoption in a few weeks after she recovers from her spay surgery.

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.


8 year old chocolate female. Sweet Sadie has recovered from her ACL surgery and is rearing to go! For a senior girl, she’s got a lot of energy. Sadie loves to play with toys and go on walks. Because of her recent surgery, she’s not allowed to jump into or out of SUV’s, cars or pickups. Good thing she’s a svelte 62 lbs.! Sadie would love to have another dog companion to play with. Keep in mind her activity level is annoying to some senior dogs, but she’s willing to give it a try! Sadie is a total love bug. She enjoys lying next to you on the couch or in bed (if allowed), going on car rides and just wrestling around with you. She is a spunky girl…come and meet her!

SAM #2 --

SAM #2 11 year old black male Lab mix. Sam came to us when his owner passed away, and Sam's foster family reports that he is a wonderful family dog with impeccable house manners. Sam settled in nicely with his foster’s cat and dog with no issues at all, and his foster says he is so loving and attentive. Sam had a lump on his rear leg which was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor. The tumor has since been surgically removed; however, we do not know if it has metastasized, or if it will present again in the future. Some of our volunteers’ own dogs with the same diagnoses continue to do fine after several years. Sam is ready and waiting for his forever home and would make an amazing companion for any family.

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


5 year old, 65-70 pound black female. Tanya is a very sweet, happy girl with a shiny coat. She came to us from Sutter County Animal Control where she was picked up as a stray. Tanya gets along perfectly with other dogs large and small. She knows sit but needs some work on leash training...we think she will learn quickly as she is eager to please. We have found that Tanya is one of those sweet labs that loves contact. She rests her head on her foster’s knee while she watches TV. If you’re looking for a devoted companion, Tanya is for you


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.


9 or 10 year old black male. Want a new best friend? If so, Zorro is the boy for you! This young-at-heart boy will follow you anywhere. When we rescued him from the Sacramento City shelter, he had severe flea dermatitis, was missing half his coat and was skin and bones. Despite all this, he was happy and carefree. Just look at him now...he has gained weight and his coat is shiny black with red highlights. He loves to carry his toys around and play in the water spray from a hose. Zorro will melt your heart quicker than it takes to make a Z!

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.



Spencer is a sweet wise old man. Well, he's not that old since he still likes to romp around and play with his human friends. His ideal home would be a place without small kids where he can get a nice balance of exercise and cuddle time. He would even like to sharpen his mind by taking some reward-based training classes. Spencer believes you are never too old to learn new tricks!
Contact Frances Ho at SFSPCA, (415) 522-3562 or go to
250 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



Kenna is a 6 year old, spayed female, chocolate Labrador Retriever/pointer mix, 49 lbs. Kenna was in a foster home with a 13 year female lab, a cat and two teenaged boys. We found out that Kenna wants to be the boss and does not like to share toys so she needs to be the only pet. She loves people and has previously lived with kids 6, 9 and 11. Kenna is a high energy girl who needs daily walks or jogs. She would be good as an agility dog. She loves to swim and play with her Frisbee. Kenna is not an outside dog but wants to be inside with her family. She would do best with someone who is home a lot. Here is her video: . We are looking for a foster or forever home with no other pets as she is being boarded at Best Friends Boarding Facility in Patterson. If you are interested in meeting Kenna, please contact Sharon at 650-465-9669.

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"
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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