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

   This list was last updated on   
20 January 2017

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Sadie, a sweet 9-year old adopted from CCLRR into a wonderful family has dealt with her fair share of medical issues. Her loving owner will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of what's causing her current medical issue and we are asking for any support you can offer Sadie.

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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.


Folsom Petsmart
2705 E Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA

11am to 2pm

Look for us the 3rd Sunday of the month.



Feed Store

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

Please come see us
on the 2nd Saturday of the month between 10AM 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.


2531 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(Loehmann's Plaza)

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11am to 2pm

Look for us the 1st Sunday of the month.


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)


Puppies 6 months and under $400.

Adult dogs 6 months up to 8 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


China Bud

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

BEN --


BEN is a beautiful 2 year old purebred black male. He’s 72 lbs. of love and muscle. Ben is housebroken and has pleasant house manners. He does not jump, but he does pull on lead and is pretty obstinate when he wants to sniff around. A cat would be crazy to not run from this guy, and he likes to give chase. But if a cat has the gumption to stand him up, Ben will leave it alone. An active family who can continue Ben’s canine training would be best for this gorgeous work in progress.

BUD --

BUD is an 11 year old 90 lb. black male who for about 5-10 minutes at a time thinks he's a pup…he absolutely loves playing with his toys, in fact gets very bouncy with them, then comes in and crashes. From his records we know his birthday is 12-4-05, so this is totally understandable. If we are home watching TV he has to be as close as possible; he squeezes his chubby (which we are working on) self in between the couch and the coffee table, looks at us and flops. He's the perfect fuzzy foot warmer. He also loves his alone time. He uses the doggie door to go out and lie on the deck. He’s a bit slow going up and down stairs but does great. He has no food aggression with Luke who is also with me, he sleeps at the side of my bed all night, and we have had no issues with accidents. For his age his eyes are very clear and he hears everything. He barks when he's excited or if alerting to someone at the door. We have gone on short walks and he does fine but then sleeps the rest of the day. He loves kids, but older gentle kids are rough housing. I don't know how he is with cats or other dogs. This sweet guy just wants to be loved.

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


CHINA is a 9 year old 85 lb. black female lab mix. She came to us from the Fresno SPCA as an owner surrender. This sweet girl is a delight to be around and all she wants in return is to be near and follow you everywhere. She knows her basic obedience - sit, stay, down, come and walks nicely on leash. She is housebroken and crate trained. Sleeps all night on her dog bed pillow or in a wire crate with not a sound. She enjoys car rides and her very favorite is "tummy rubs." She also likes short walks and time to mosey around the backyard at her leisure. China is real friendly and likes everyone. Eats like a lady and takes treats gently. Not sure how she is with cats, she's ok with other dogs with proper introduction, but her choice is to be an 'only' dog. China will make an excellent companion for a non-active family.
UPDATE: China is a special needs dog. We recently found that she has diabetes but you wouldn't know it, she is the same happy and friendly loving girl as always. And looking good at 76 lbs! She needs someone who will commit to giving her daily insulin injections, keeping her meals on schedule, feeding a good quality dog food (no prescription diet necessary) and limiting her treats to healthy ones. China is looking for that special home so she can enjoy her remaining senior years all comfy and cozy at your side.

COOPER #2 --

COOPER #2 is a 1.5 year old black male weighing about 60 pounds. He has a beautiful coat, adorable white markings on his chest and lovable floppy ears. He gets along with other dogs and would love to curl up next to you and snuggle. He is house trained, knows how to use doggy doors, and sleeps in a crate at night. He loves to run and play fetch. He knows “sit” and seems very willing to learn other commands. He does pull on the leash, but would make for a great walking/running partner once trained. There are so many great qualities about Cooper, he would bring a ton of joy into a household!

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



FIONA is an 8 year old 65-70 lb. black female. She is an owner surrender because her family is moving to the UK and cannot take her. Her owner describes her as mellow and laid back, and says she is very sweet and loves everyone. She likes to chew on her toys and loves attention. She really is the perfect dog but you will have to lift her up to get her into a car or use a ramp. Fiona was born with no hip sockets and had surgery to remove the balls from her back legs. She has no complications from this other than she can’t jump up on a bed or couch unless it is low. Fiona would love short walks and just being with her people. She can be left outside if you need to do some errands but otherwise does fine inside. She was with a family with small children and is gentle with all ages. She is good with other dogs but has never been around cats.


FRANKIE is a playful, cuddly 3 year old black male. He came to us from the shelter and we didn't know much about him--but this sweet boy has so much talent! He is now crate trained, sitting and staying, great on leash, and learning to do some scent detection with his toys! He does well with new people and new dogs but takes a little longer to warm up to men than to women. He would do very well with a doggie friend--he has really enjoyed his foster sister's company! Small children and cats might be a little too stimulating for him. Frankie would do well with a family that could give him a job, like running, hunting, or agility. He has a lot of love to give and would love to give it to you!


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.


HUNTER is a 6 month old black male Lab mix (possibly Blue Heeler or Border Collie). He loves to play and wrestle with his foster brother and sister, steal their toys or snuggle up with them on a dog bed. He is confident, smart and agile. He is a quick and eager learner, making him great for agility training. Hunter is potty and crate trained but would prefer to sleep in his dog bed beside you at night. He is learning the commands sit, lay down, wait, leave it, fetch, drop it, and go to bed, but needs more work with leash training and using an inside voice. He has puppy manners and needs to be socialized with other dogs while he is still young. Hunter would do better in a home where someone is around at least part time or with another doggie friend that can tolerate some herding tendencies. He can stay in the crate during the day for 3-4 hours. Hunter loves children but can get a little nippy as teething puppies will do. He has not met cats but would likely learn to love them with proper introductions and treats! Hunter wants to be a part of an active family that allows him to be indoors and outdoors with other tolerant furry friends to play with. He will require a commitment to training so he will not develop negative habits such as excessive barking or destructiveness. Hunter is a lovable snuggle bug who deserves a forever home with someone who will guide him as he grows from pup to dog.


LACEY is a 9 year old 70 lb. black female. If we hadn’t seen her paperwork we’d think she was 6 or 7! If you’re looking for a walking or hiking partner Lacey is the dog for you. The ball is her favorite toy (or anything you can throw) and she brings it back and drops it at your feet (with a little coaxing). She’s housebroken, uses a dog door and sleeps on her dog bed. She knows sit, down, shake and walks well on leash (she has a naturally fast pace and needs to be reminded to slow down). Lacey is OK with other dogs as long as they have manners. She doesn't play with other dogs (so far) and would be fine on her own. We don’t know about cats. Lacey is looking for a home where she can have daily exercise.

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
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
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
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


THOMAS is a 2 year old black male. This purebred boy just wants to be loved. He came to us from the Sacramento County Shelter. Thomas has learned a lot in the two weeks that he has been fostered. He is now potty trained, knows how to use doggie doors, and is getting better at waiting his turn for his food bowl to be put down (four other dogs get their bowls first). He does have some anxiety when people are leaving, but has been left for up to 5 hours without any problems. Thomas loves toys and balls. He has learned to bring the ball back, but we are still working on getting him to drop the ball. Thomas, being a young lab, has a lot of energy. To help him spend some of that energy, we have taught him how to use the treadmill and he has also done well running besides a bike. He would be a great running companion. He does pull on walks, even with a harness on. He would do best having a playmate who is a medium to large dog like him. He does pick on his house mate who is a mellow beagle, but steers clear of our 16 lb. terrier mix who demands respect. Thomas needs an experienced lab owner who will continue in his obedience training. With continued guidance, Thomas will become a great labby.

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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.
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.



Zephyr is a handsome, 60 pound black lab mix. He was found as a stray in Stockton. Zephyr is 2 1/2 years old, is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated. He is house trained, knows how to sit, and walks decent on a leash. He is a smart, talented boy who knows how to use a doggie door and knows how to run on a treadmill. He loves the water. He gets along with adults but kids make him nervous. Zephyr would do best in a quiet home with one or two adults, no kids and as the only dog. He is not cat friendly. Zephyr is a very loyal and loving boy who is also protective of his home. He would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner who is home part of the day. Please contact me if you are interested in Zephyr. Sharon 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"
Want to Know How To Adopt one of these nice Labbies?
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

"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."

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