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

   This list was last updated on   
12 September 2014

 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:   Rosie, Vader & violet
PLUS updates on redford, danny, simon & oscar


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.

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 Hana#3, Violet, Harvey, Danny, Danny#2 & Cash

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

Simon Sammy Boga
Harvey Cash Hana #3
Bear #3 Oscar #2  

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"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."


BEAR #3 --   

BEAR #3 is an 11 year old ~90 pound chocolate male. Found as a stray by a rural shelter, they were certain as well trained (and fed) as this boy is, that his people would surely come for him. They didn't and rescue was called. Bear appears to be house trained, you can tell him to go lie on his bed and he does it. He knows sit, shake, down, wait, leave it...all the commands a dog should learn in basic obedience class. He is good with other dogs, don't know about cats. Did I mention what a happy boy he is? Bear has lived in the Sierras where a thick fur coat is valuable but not here in the valley. So he is getting 'furminated' daily and will get a nice bath this weekend so that he can he will be clean and soft and ready to meet his new family.


BO --

BO 4 year old 70 lb. yellow male that was adopted by a family late last year. He is a delight with people and kids; however, he can be pushy, over stimulated and territorial over space with other dogs. He gets along with other dogs in so many situations but the family felt they did not have the tools to work with Bo so they returned him to rescue. Now he has been at O'Brien kennels for 3 months where he was evaluated and has received some behavior management training. Along with that, we are told Bo is a very talented, natural, water retriever with superior drive and focus. He would make a great duck dog but of course with professional training. It seems that humans are secondary to his love for everything outdoors…birds, rabbits, and trees and bushes. When he was with a family he loved to play ball or just relax in the yard. He did not chew, destroy, dig, bark or whine and went readily onto his bed or into his crate to sleep through the night.


BOGA --   

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.


BOGART -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

BOGART 8 month old chocolate male. This stunning and obviously purebred boy just came to us from the Yuba County Shelter. How a Lab this well bred wasn't claimed is a mystery. He rode well in a crate in the car, loaded without a problem. He has obviously been on a lead before and was reasonably well behaved for a "teenage" Lab. UPDATE: Bogart is in a foster home now and is adjusting very well to everything that's new in his life. His outside time is a fun adventure for him, he doesn't wander off too far before he comes back to be at your side. He's sweet, loveable and has the most gorgeous chocolate coat. Takes treats with a gentle mouth, sleeps in a wire crate all night, likes his bath and also had fun running through the sprinklers. (I'm sure he'd like swimming, too.) Being a teenage puppy he needs training; obedience class is highly recommended and he'll do well, this boy is smart and a pleaser, the end results will be rewarding. If you have the time for Bogart, he'll make a great addition to your family.


BUCK #2 --

BUCK #2 is an energetic and curious 9 month old yellow boy who will be on the petite side when full grown. He is a typical puppy - playful, rambunctious, and active. He will benefit from an owner who can invest time in exercising, training and teaching him some doggie manners (like most puppies he can be mouthy and jumps up). In return he will reward you with love, loyalty and companionship. He loves wrestling with his foster brothers, chasing balls, and getting wet! He is housebroken but also trained to use a doggie door. He was previously crated at night but sleeps quietly in the bedroom on the floor. Whether you are looking for a rousing game of tug-of-war, or need a quiet companion by your side while you read, Buck seems very adaptable and would make a great addition to any pack as long as you don’t have cats…he chases them. His foster says she wishes all her fosters were this easy!



CASH 9 ½ year young yellow male. This stunning boy was purchased as a puppy from a breeder of top show Labs. The breeder is known for producing wonderful sweet temperament as well as stunningly beautiful and sound Labs. Cash is housebroken, has lovely manners and gets along with everybody both 2 and 4 footed. His only bad habit...he will “dumpster dive”…loves to get into the garbage looking for food (gee how unusual for a Lab). Come see this wonderful boy.


CHAMPAYNE -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

9 year old yellow female. This adorable tiny (43 lbs) girl has never gotten the memo that says she is nine. She flies after her ball and brings it back and drops it at your feet. Chamie as we call her is the sweetest gentlest soul except when she is fetching her ball. She is housebroken, uses a doggie door and has perfect house manners. Now you may prefer your Labs to sleep on the floor but “Princess Chamie” sleeps in an armchair (covered) in the bedroom and that’s just fine with her foster. Chamie gets along fine with dogs and quiet children. She is a bit shy so please no rowdy sword wielding boys please. Chamie has one quirk that took us a while to figure out…she simply wasn’t eating and we discovered if she was alone, no dogs, no humans, she ate all her food...if people or dogs enter the room she leaves her food and won’t eat anymore. Obviously during her time at the shelter she lost weight...she is being fed 3 times a day to catch up.
UPDATE: Chamie is scared of cats.



COOKIE is a 2 year old, fun, energetic chocolate Aussie Lab mix. She is a petite little girl, maybe 50 pounds. We just couldn't resist helping her find her forever home, she is just too adorable. She was a stray from a local shelter. Cookie is great with other dogs, she is crate and kennel trained, and has perfect house manners. She just loves her humans, she is a super companion! Pictures don't do her just justice, she doesn't sit still long enough for a photo. Cookie would do best in a home with no small children. With her breed mix, we also recommend a cat-free home. She loves to play fetch with her stick, she loves wrestling with her foster siblings, loves sitting next to or on you for kisses, and loves sleeping with her humans, too. If you are looking for a very loving, fun girl, this cookie is for you!

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, rides well in the car in a crate and absolutely hates being confined to a you blame him? Danny has finished his kennel cough quarantine and all his vet work. He’s a sweet boy waiting for his forever home.
UPDATE: Danny needs a dog buddy or someone who is home a lot...he really doesn’t like being alone.


DANNY #2 --

DANNY #2 6-7 year old yellow male. This boy has a story. My friend Jill rescues Golden Retrievers from Taiwan. Yep Taiwan…seems there are purebred Goldens trying to survive on the streets and a well funded group is dedicated to saving them. All these dogs are fully evaluated for temperament, given full medical attention including hip x-ray clearance. Well somehow Danny ended up in their care. He was heartworm positive...something which flourishes in their mosquito rich humidity. Danny was treated and is fully recovered and healthy. He comes with 20 pages of temperament evaluation, a full medical profile, all his shots and neutered. OK enough technical stuff...Danny is a love. He gets along with all dogs…will chase a cat if one runs by him, but is so mellow and easy going…loves people. I met him with 6 Goldens milling about and half a dozen people coming & going for the Goldens and a generally chaotic morning. Danny just greeted everyone and said “whatever,” took pets from anyone near and lay down. He is the perfect “laid back” Lab.



DEREK is a sweet, 8 year old 70 pound black male from Yuba County Animal Control. He is a good boy, does well with other dogs and is a devoted friend with great eye contact and a wagging tail. He came into rescue with a flea condition. That's no longer a problem and his coat is growing back where it is thin. He is a wonderful lab and is awesome on a leash. He is house trained and likes to sleep by his foster mom’s bed. He will make a wonderful pal for someone.

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

FLIN -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

FLIN is the cutest little 6 month old black male puppy. Friendly, affectionate, and wiggly just like a typical Lab puppy. He is well on his way to being completely house trained, he loves to play with other dogs and he really enjoys kid’s company. Unfortunately, Flin's activity has been restricted for a little while since he came to us with a broken leg. The surgery has been done, his leg has been fixed and he is doing very well! Even though he may not be ready to go to his forever home yet, he would love to have visitors and meet his new family. So swing by and meet little Flin, you will fall in love!

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




2 year old yellow female. Poor little Ginger did not have a very good start to her life. She is not even 2 years old and she spent her whole life living isolated in a barn with many other dogs with very little to no attention at all. That is no life for any dog, especially not for a Lab. Ginger's luck changed when she was rescued from that horrible situation. Long story short, she just arrived into her new foster home and she is doing amazingly well considering what she has gone through. She gets along wonderfully with other dogs, but we don't know about cats yet. She will need lots and lots of TLC and some patience from her new family, but from everything we’ve seen so far, we are very confident that she will make a wonderful family member.


GUS #2 -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!


GUS #2 9 year old yellow male, approximately 80 lbs. Gus is a big silly boy who always seems to be happy and will shake your hand the moment you meet. He loves going for walks, having his belly rubbed, and snuggling up with you. Gus is currently learning more commands such as: stay, leave it, and drop it (for playing fetch). He already knows the basic commands. He is a very excited boy who loves attention but also mellows down while in the house and sleeps through the night. Gus is a vocal boy and will talk to you when he has something to say (super cute!!!). He is an only dog in my house and seems to love it; however, his previous foster noted that he loves his doggie girlfriends. Gus would be perfect for a family with older kids or someone who wants a very loving companion. Gus will put a smile on your face the moment you meet him.

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.



HANA #3 --

HANA #3 11 year old yellow female. She was surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA by her owners due to financial reasons. They adopted her in March 2003 from the Sacramento City Shelter. Hana is house and crate trained. She slept inside the house on her own bed. She likes to play ball and get belly rubs. She knows sit, stay and shake. She is friendly to people, likes riding in cars, is affectionate, fetches, is playful and likes treats. You can tell she loves to eat as she can stand to lose a little weight. We would recommend a home with older children and no cats please.



HARVEY 10 year old yellow male. This sweet boy found his way to the Stockton Shelter and no one came for him. Well we scooped him right up. His coat looks awful but a bath will fix that. Harvey jumped right into the crate in my SUV and said "Get me out of here." This is the older dog you dream of. Housebroken, loves everybody, knows sit and down and walks on lead, gets along with everybody and look at that sad face...we just wanted to hug him and did, dirt and all. He wagged his tail so hard we thought it just might come off. Come see "Mr. Perfect."




JACKSON #2 is a shiny, healthy black male who is about 5 years old. He is housebroken and current on all his shots. He follows a “sit” command and knows “wait” (stay). He loves fast paced walks and is quite strong on the lead so a male or strong female owner would be best. Jackson loves squeak toys. He does not know how to “catch” a ball or Frisbee but could learn if someone took the time to teach him. He learned quickly how to catch a dog cookie so he should be able to transfer that skill to a ball. He has not been around small children. He likes dogs, but does not like cats. Jackson is intelligent and loves hugs, petting, and attention. He came to an adoption event and was wonderful…no barking and got along with all the crazy dogs!


JUNE -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

JUNE (aka Juniper) 4 year old black female. Sweet, friendly and playful, and just like a typical lab, loves her food and it shows! Her foster says she is pretty easy and fairly mellow. She doesn't bark a lot, likes to go on walks but is not fond of being crated. She is very friendly with the kids. She acts like she would go after the cat (she is on a leash), so a cat free home would be best. Juniper just came to us so we are still learning about this lovely girl.

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KALI is a sweet 11 month old 47 lb. black female Border Collie-Lab mix. She was pulled from Yuba County Animal Control where she was surrendered due to military deployment. Kali is house trained and gets along with other dogs, large and small, young and old. She sleeps on her foster's bed all night long and would be a perfect little dog for a young boy or girl as well as an adult! Kali came to us with some hair loss around her eyes, but she has been seen by a vet and the hair is growing back. She is an affectionate little girl and deserves a loving forever home.

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LILLY is a beautiful, full of life, 8 year old chocolate female. Lilly’s human made the tough decision to surrender her when she found out she would no longer be able to care for her. Lilly is a loving and gentle soul. Don’t let her sugar face deceive you, she is full of energy, she LOVES to go for walks and loves her foster family’s pool! Lilly was a little chubby when she came to her foster family, but she is slimming nicely and with another 6 pounds or so she will be just right! Lilly was raised with a cat, but will chase cats that run. She gets along great with her foster sister Jessie, they play and swim and play some more! Lilly spent time alone when her human worked, but has had someone at home for the past couple of years. She is content to hang out in the garage while her foster parents are out of the house, and she is fully versed in doggy door! Lilly would probably do best in a home with older children that won’t climb and pull on her. She would love to go to a home with another doggie playmate to keep her company. Lilly does tend to pull on a leash, but we are sure her new family can help her with that. Lilly is the perfect girl, ready to play with and cuddle with you.


LILLY #2 --

LILLY #2 is a very special 5 month old small yellow female puppy. She had surgery to repair a malformation of her esophagus on May 28th thanks to generous donations. Although Lilly still needs to eat blended food in a vertical position, she is a typical lab pup in every other way. She cleans up her chair after meals, loves to dig, chew, go on walks, car rides, and play. She is on the mellower side, has a gentle mouth, is crate trained, knows sit, wait, down, and is learning "roll over." She is house trained as long as she is taken outside frequently, otherwise she uses washable puppy pads. Lilly loves other dogs and every person she meets. She wishes the cats would play more with her. Lilly is looking for an unconditionally loving home where her people are around a lot and want to continue training and feeding her as recommended.



LOOMIS is a 7 year old yellow boy who is full of life and loves to be around people. He is a cuddler and is attached to his humans but also gets along great with other dogs. He believes that cats are toys to be chased so a home without cats is a must. He enjoys playing tug of war, is learning to fetch and to sit, and he is crate trained. Loomis is housebroken, hasn’t had an accident in the house and lets us know when he wants to go out by going to the back door and standing there until we let him out. He is not a barker--we have heard him bark maybe once or twice while chasing squirrels in the backyard. Loomis's greatest wish is just to be sitting at the feet of his humans while chewing on a chew toy and getting a scratch behind the ears.
UPDATE: Loomis is a wonderful dog. And a very mellow yellow lab. His "happy place" is his head (or his entire body) on your lap being loved on. He is good with other dogs and kids (we have four aged 5-14). Loomis would probably be best with another mellow dog or as a single dog. He goes into his crate with no problems, and sleeps all night in his crate...would probably be good out of his crate overnight once he gets settled. Loomis would NOT be good being left outside all day--he enjoys being inside with his people more than anything. He walks nicely on a leash, just needs a little work, and is relearning some of the basics (sit & stay), but picking them up fast. Loomis is an absolute love bug and would be a great companion dog.

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


MARLON 3 year old 75 lb. yellow male. Marlon (AKA Marlon Brando) has a really blocky head and we think great grandpa may have been a Mastiff. He is sweet and a bit shy. He came to us from the Sutter County Shelter and some Labs come out a bit shell shocked. He rode well in his crate in the car although we are sure this is the first time the poor baby has ever been in a crate. He is good with other dogs and wants to please. He curls against your leg for pets. UPDATE: Marlon has finished his kennel cough quarantine and all his vet work. Everyone at the vet loved him, he was so sweet. He really wants to please and eagerly follows commands. He learned sit in 1 minute with treats and remembered the command a few minutes later. He really is a gem.

"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.


OSCAR #2 --

OSCAR #2 9 year old yellow male. I may be 9 but I look and act a lot younger. I am a Lab/Kuvasz cross from a long line of AKC-registered parents. For my entire life I lived outside with my sister. When my guardians moved into a condo with a small yard they decided to re-home my sister and me. Then for two months I was boarded at a kennel. Naturally I am a little confused with all the changes but my foster family is working with me every day and I am soaking it up. You see I am very smart. I am housebroken but not 100% reliable. I am crate trained but my foster mom lets me sleep on my very own bed inside the house without a crate. I enjoy going for leash walks and riding in the car. I can swim but choose not to because pool water smells weird. I am not a picky eater and love treats. I am a perfect weight at 70 pounds. I am not a barker, but will bark to protect my family. My foster mom calls me “Cotton” because I am soft like a cotton ball. I enjoyed getting my first bath and love being brushed. If I really like you I will roll on my back for a belly rub and smile. My foster mom has taken me to the dog park but I tend to dominate other dogs, so I am kept on leash so I can be corrected if I want to get in another dog’s face. I am relearning all of my basic manners (sit, stay, wait, leave it, let’s go, lie in your bed, down and no) and I am picking it all up quickly and am soaking up all the attention (“good boy” and “yes” are my favorite words). I had an exam with the vet and have had all my shots. When I get bored I chew my paws raw and my back paws are now healing. I am neutered too. I have a fatty lump on my chest which was tested and is just fat. I really want to be loved and have my very own family. I come with a bed, a crate, leashes, a brush, toys, and flea, tick and heartworm preventive.

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:


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


REDFORD 1 year old chocolate male. This adorable boy came to us from the Stockton Shelter. Why no one came for him we don't understand. Obviously he has been well loved and cared for. He is already neutered and he knows sit, down and shake. We believe he is housebroken as he waits to be let out of his kennel to do his "business." He is good with other dogs, loves treats and any affection you give him. His coat is awful...some fish oil capsules will fix that. UPDATE: Redford (as in Robert Redford because he is so handsome) has just arrived at a foster home and likes it. He loves to fetch so he’s probably had experience with it. Once he puts on a few pounds and gets some exercise and major brushing he will look great. His foster says: This dog is pretty close to perfect. Calm, yet active, super smart, soft mouth, not a barker or jumper. He started eating well and is energized. This one has potential to be a service or working dog of some sort. If I had time I wouldn't let him go.



ROSIE 8 year old yellow female. This girl is adorable. She is just “Miss Personality.” She will sit in front of you, push you with her nose and if that doesn’t get your attention, she will lift her paw and gently paw you…she is serious about being petted…NOW! Rosie just came to us from the Stockton Shelter and boy was she glad to get out of there...jumped right into the crate in the car and rode well. Met her “housemates,” two more Labs, moved right in the house. Used the doggie door and settled in well. Perfectly happy having a snooze while you work.

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 9 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!


SIMBA #2 --

SIMBA #2 10 month old yellow male Lab/Golden Retriever/Shepherd cross. This boy is simply stunning and looks exactly like what he is…a wonderful cross. His owners bought him as a pup thinking they were buying a Golden Retriever and that he would “train” himself. Honestly, do children train themselves? Well, neither do dogs. OK moving forward…Simba doesn’t have a mean bone in his body….he loves everybody, dogs, people, kids…BUT he loves them with all the enthusiasm of a teenage puppy and he weighs almost 70 lbs. He really wants to please and will sit for a treat but his energy just gets the better of him and his attention span is very short. He needs exercise and consistent training. He is so willing and he wants to please. He is housebroken and he settles well at bedtime. We are looking for an active household, maybe with another young dog to play “crash bash” with and consistent rules. Simba is a wonderful “Diamond in the Rough” just waiting for someone to care for him.




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 a thyroid pill twice a day at less than $5 a month. He’s up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered, and is ready to meet his new loving family.

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




TOBY 14 month old, 42 lb petite black male lab and Italian Greyhound mix is ready for the family of his dreams. Toby is a very loving puppy and he gets along well with other dogs. Toby knows sit but still needs training with other basic obedience commands. He walks well on a slip collar and loves going for walks. He is potty trained but may need reminders in a new environment. Toby has not shown aggression towards cats but should be watched if around them just in case. Toby’s dream home would have another doggie buddy, adults and children that adore him, and a place indoors to sleep and eat and feel like he is part of the family. Toby should not be left outdoors alone while his family is away. He enjoys being out but wants to be where his family is.



TUCKER 2 year old black male. This boy is adorable BUT he is BONES! His ribs and his backbone are sticking out but his tail never stopped wagging. Just look at that face. He comes to us from the Yuba County Shelter and it's obvious he was "on the road" for awhile. Some good food, a bath and a warm bed and he'll blossom. He loaded in the crate in the car, rode quietly and went into his kennel like a perfect gentleman. Tucker isn't a big Lab...when he gains weight maybe 65 lbs...but he has so much personality. He is so cute you just have to smile watching him. UPDATE: Tucker is gaining weight, slowly….still has 20 lbs to go. He is going to be sooooo handsome when he fills out.

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



VADER 8 year old purebred black male. Vader is a big boy at 90 lbs but he’s a “gentle giant” and a stunning “English Lab.” Vader has been well loved and well trained. He walks well on lead, sits immediately on command, knows come and go to bed. He is housebroken, good with other dogs but will chase a cat. Vader is good with children 8 and over but really doesn’t like “crawly toddlers.”



VIOLET 2 year old black female. This lovely girl has a strong retrieve drive and was tested as a drug dog but failed the program. She is looking for an active family who will give her plenty of exercise and let her retrieve her ball. Violet is housebroken and good with male dogs but doesn’t really get along with female dogs. She will chase livestock so a city home would be best. She is good with children but 8 and over please…she’s just too active for toddlers. Violet walks well with a “Gentle Leader” and knows sit, stay, down, come and shake. Looking for a running buddy? Violet would be perfect...go for a run, chase a ball and come home & crash.


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?


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


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)

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 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.


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.


Moose -- 4-yr-old, 80 lb, neutered black lab Special Needs

Hi, my name is Moose! I am one big furball of wags and cuddles! I am a super affectionate, loyal, kind-hearted and gentle spirit. I truly melt the heart of anyone who meets me. I was born blind, but that does not slow me down! Being blind is all I have ever known, so to me it is normal! I can memorize any new floor plan within just a few hours, and if you see me about to bump into something all you have to say is “bonk!” and I usually will stop right away. Sometimes you will need to help me get down stairs, or couches, or beds, but after a few times I get the hang of it.

I love all people. I would stay by your side all day if you want. I just love being around you giving you lots of tail wags and head nudges. I like to think of myself as a lap dog; yes, I am big, but that doesn’t stop me; I love to snuggle up! I will even share the bed with you if you let me! I like other animals as well! Since I can’t see, my fellow canine friends have told me I can be a little forward, but I am just excited to meet them! I am great with cats as well, they are not prey to me, instead, they are another friend to hang out with! I do well with people of all ages too, young and old, just know sometimes I can get very excited with all the new people to meet.

My favorite thing in the world to do besides just being with you is to go on walks with you! Daily walks are the best! I love, love adventure and am up for almost anything! I am 100% house trained, and know all the basic commands too. I have been told I am a smarty pants and could learn to do just about anything as long as there is a yummy prize at the end. I would love to go to a home where my human can be my best friend and spend lots of time with, and one that will also keep up with my fun, active side as well. I am not interested in living in a backyard or garage because how would I get to spend time with you there? I am looking for a lifelong companion and a warm home to call my own.

What his GGLRR rep says: Moose’s owners made the heartbreaking decision to rehome their beloved dog… due to non-dog job/family/financial situations that have left them unable to provide him the life he deserves. Moose is a special-needs dog that deserves a special owner who is willing to patiently work with Moose to learn the layout of his new home, reduce his leash-pulling behaviors, and teach him how to properly meet, greet and play with other dogs. Moose’s lack of sight is more than made up by his lively and loving personality. Moose is micro-chipped and will soon be current on his rabies and distemper shots.

If you are interested in Moose, call GGLRR Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.


SUNNY is an 8-year-old yellow lab or lab mix with a disposition to match her name. She is affectionate, playful, and fun-loving. Sunny came to Lily’s Legacy when her owner passed away, so she needs lots and lots of TLC. Sunny can sometimes be nervous in new situations, but is friendly with people and OK with other dogs. She will require regular exercise and is well-suited for an active family. 415-488-4984




I’m looking to re-home my 45 lb., six-year old black lab/pointer mix, Roxy. She needs more companionship than I am able to provide during the week. When we rescued her at 3 years old, she had separation anxiety, but I was fortunate enough to be able to take her to work. Since I switched jobs a couple years ago, that anxiety has returned. It's obvious she needs more time with her people than I can offer with my job. I started her on Prozac in July and have been using other behavior modifications, with a little success. She would be happier with someone who doesn’t work full-time away from home or who works from home. She’s energetic and loves to run, walk, hike. She can run 5-8 miles and also be a couch potato. On days when someone can run her early in the morning for at least five miles, she is better, but I can't do that every day. She's a love, very submissive, good with other dogs, our cat and children. She is squirrel obsessed and likes chasing rabbits and birds. Spayed and up-to-date on all shots. Current on heartworm meds, too. If you have the time she needs and wish for a loyal canine companion, please call Trina for more info. 530-400-3197

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