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

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19 August 2016

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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.

Sunday August 21
come see Ari, Dale and Fiona

Folsom Petsmart
2705 E Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA

11am to 2pm

Look for us the 3rd Sunday of the month.



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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 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.


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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?

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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

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

BonBon Cooper          Dre        

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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


Ari and Dale are a 13 week old brother and sister pair of yellow lab mix pups. Not sure what the mix is....they’re petite and have a wiry coat on their faces and legs. Though at first a little shy, these pups warm up quickly and reveal their playful selves. They are crate trained and learning house manners, and are very eager to please. Consider very carefully if you are ready for the time and commitment it takes to raise a puppy over the next three years; for though labs may outgrow their adorableness within several months, they don’t outgrow puppy behaviors for several years. You must be ready to deal consistently and patiently with chewing, digging, and run of the mill goofiness.


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.


BRENNER is a handsome 5 year old yellow male lab mix. His owner is moving and is unable to take him along but wanted him to have a chance to be part of an active family with kids. He rides quietly in a car and at home his foster says he rarely barks. He loves being around the foster's three kids, retrieving a ball, and going for walks. He hasn’t tried getting in the pool yet. He lived with another dog but has not been around cats. Brenner loves to be around his people. He likes cuddling close for back rubs, but he also likes his time alone when he can explore the back yard and chase squirrels. He does not get into things and he leaves the kids’ toys and slippers alone. He jumps when he gets excited but will stay down when asked. He is not demanding and is grateful for any time he can get with his people. Come and meet Brenner; he is ready for a new adventure.


9 year old 100+ lb. yellow male. He is an owner surrender because his family is moving to the UK and cannot take him nor his female buddy Fiona, who he has been with for 5 years. His owner describes him as mellow and laid back, and says you can touch him anywhere and fall all over him and he just lies there. He mostly likes being around his people and loves food but who doesn’t? Just don’t leave anything tempting on your counter! Cooper could benefit from a doggie weight watchers regimen to help him get to a better size and he would love short walks. He can be left outside if you need to do some errands but otherwise does fine inside. He was with a family with small children and is gentle with all ages. He is good with other dogs but has never been around cats.

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

DRE --

4 year old 94 lb. black male. Although Dre has arthritis and is listed as special needs it doesn’t slow him down much. He loves to go on walks, play ball and swim. Dre loves hanging out with his people. He is content just watching us do yard work, clean the garage or whatever. Dre gets along with other dogs and cats. He was not raised with children and is not comfortable around small ones so for this reason he’s best suited for families with kids over 12. He loves car rides especially if they end up at the park! Dre knows basic commands and is getting better on leash. He still pulls and wants to lead the pack but when corrected with the “wait” command he’s learning to stop moving until the others catch up and then given the “ok” command he starts off again. Dre loves to nap. He’ll stretch out on his belly or his back in the funniest positions and snooze! He also loves ear and belly rubs. Dre alert barks so you will know when someone outside your family arrives. He knows how to use a dog door and prefers to be an indoor/outdoor dog. He’s housebroken and doesn’t bother any items in the house (unless you leave food out!). Because of the arthritis Dre requires anti-inflammatory meds (available as $4 generic) and will need pain meds (also inexpensive) down the road.


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 almost 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 or her male buddy Cooper, who she has been with for 5 years. 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.


3 year old black male lab mix. This sweet boy LOVES to play--especially fetch! A tennis ball can occupy him for hours--and you as you watch him try to carry two or three around at a time! His manners are a bit rusty and he's been re-learning the rules, like not countersurfing, and "stay." But he's come a long way in just a few short days. He's great on leash, is very gentle, and is the only lab I've ever seen where you have to TELL him to finish his dinner! Frankie prefers to be with his people, but does just fine in a crate while his people are at work. He would do well with a doggy friend.


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.


4 year old chocolate male. He weighs 73 lbs and is only 23" tall at the shoulder, so he is a little on the short side with a very solid body. Harper is an owner surrender due to allergies. His owner had two other dogs, a cat and a cockatiel and Harper was OK with them. She also had children and he was great with them. If a cat runs Harper will chase it, but if the cat gives him a good smack on the nose he will give it a wide birth. He gets along great with his foster’s three Labs. When Harper was in the pasture with horses and a goat he paid no attention to them. Harper loves water, plays in his water dish outside and likes being sprayed with the hose. He knows the commands sit, down and is working on stay. He will run out the door or gate if he isn't told to STAY first. After about five minutes on a leash he walks pretty well without pulling you around. Harper will get into things if left alone inside the house, but he is crate trained and can be crated while you are gone or left in the back yard with a Kong or antler to keep him occupied. He would do best with someone who is home most of the time. Harper is a happy dog with a lot of love to give to his new family, but he needs someone that will be consistent with training and be firm with him.

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
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NED -- -   ADOPTED!   Thank you!!

This handsome 2 year old 60 lb. chocolate male lab mix will fit well into an active home. He suffered a broken right front leg a month or so ago when he was found homeless and has had surgery to repair his leg. Now he is ready to go! Ned is strong with a curious and intelligent nature, and needs someone who will take him to obedience classes. He is very food motivated and will learn if this is the incentive. He is housebroken and uses the doggie door. Ned loves water, playing with stuffed toys and chewing on Nylabones, but his favorite thing to do is being with his humans. He likes children but is too active for young ones and would knock them over. And no cats, please, they are just too fun to chase!

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:


4 year old chocolate boy looking for a family to call his own. Tahoe is very much a people dog…he loves everyone and just wants to be by your side all the time. He is housebroken and would rather be inside with you than out in the yard by himself. Tahoe needs a refresher course in basic obedience, but since this boy's mission in life is to please people, a refresher course will be a breeze! He would also benefit from regular exercise and plenty of mental stimulation. Tahoe would do great with a mellow dog for company. We are looking for an experienced owner who can make sure Tahoe gets off on the right paw!


                         TYSON is an 18 month old 76 lb. yellow male. This sweet and gentle boy is ready to hang his leash in his new fur-ever home. Tyson recently had entropion surgery on both eyes which was successful; he's healed and doing well. He's also recovered from a spinal inflammation (discospondylitis) with no additional problems. However, it is possible this could reoccur and would need to be treated with antibiotics. Tyson really likes squeaky toys and stuffed animals and is self entertaining with his basket of toys. Following you everywhere is one of his favorites, this way he'll be available for a cuddle and a tummy rub. Most of the time he is mellow except in ball play, then it's game on. Tyson is potty trained, has good house manners, stays off the furniture and willingly goes into his crate to sleep all night without a sound. He will bark to alert you to a visitor or unusual sound. He knows sit, stay and comes when called or whistled for. He has a very soft mouth when taking treats, likes car rides, is good on leash and enjoys a good game of fetch. Tyson gets along well with other dogs and is even OK with cats. He’s good with children over 5-6 years old, but no toddlers, he could knock them over in play. Tyson is a young dog, still puppyish at times, but he wants to please and would benefit from obedience classes. Come meet Tyson, maybe he can become a member of your family.

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.



Tommy is a friendly, 3 year old black lab/retriever mix. He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Sacramento. He weighs 85 pounds, is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated. Tommy is house trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. He does pull on the leash when he sees a dog so does need some leash training. Tommy is nervous around kids so should be in an adult only household. He is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him. Tommy is located in a foster home in Oakland. Contact Sharon at 650-465-9669



COOKIE 3 year old 60 lb. black female lab mix. Rescued from the Modesto shelter. Sweet and good with people and other dogs. Contact Irena at


Madden and Raider 10-year-old male yellow Lab (66 lbs) and 12-yr-old male chocolate Lab (73 lbs) (Golden Gate Lab Rescue) Time for the Silver-and-Black to step up for two of their own. Madden and Raider came to us after spending six months alone in a vacant house after their owner died unexpectedly. A related of the deceased visited the dogs every other day to feed and water them, but they’ve been without walks, dog socialization, or other human contact for a very long time. Finally the relative called us to re-home the dogs. Given these conditions, we found both dogs to be absolutely charming – and starved for attention. We do consider them bonded (understandably given all they have been through) and we want to adopt them out together. Raider and Madden are adorable, sweet “siblings”. The two have been together at least for 4 years when they were adopted from a shelter. They will do everything together. Sleep, eat, drink, play and follow us around the house! When separated they very much miss each other and it’s a big party when they come back together! Raider shows signs of an 12-year-old dog. His movements are slower. Madden is more active. Both walk well on leash, with Madden occasionally pulling. We have given them some toys but they have not taken to playing with them. They both respond quite well when called and take orders very easily (“no”, “go lie down”, “come here”) —they were clearly well trained dogs. There has been no barking, except when someone rings the doorbell. They used to go onto furniture in their old home, however on the first night we told them “no” and they have not tried to go onto furniture again. They sleep together in the living room. They should go to a home with minimum/no stairs as Raider has a torn ACL and struggles with stairs. Both dogs are on pain-killer/anti-inflammatory medication for arthritis and other issues. They are up-to-speed on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Madden and Raider get along great with all people and dogs; not sure about cats. They are currently in Burlingame. If you are interested in Madden and Raider, call Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248.


Chopper and Sabbath: 11 yr old neutered Lab brothers ~85 lbs (Golden Gate Lab Rescue) Chopper (yellow) and Sabbath (black) are English Labrador brothers from the same litter. They have lived with one owner since they were puppies. The owner is relocating and cannot take the dogs with him. Chopper and Sabbath have been together their whole lives and we would greatly prefer to adopt them out together to the same home. These sweet boys are loving, playful, active and still very young at heart. They are a healthy weight and love to play fetch and swim. They pull a bit on leash when first starting on a walk because they are excited to get out, but then settle down and regularly check in with their human. They are good with kids,have lived with cats, and are fine with other dogs we’ve had them around. The owner has been busy with work and young children and hasn’t had much time for Chopper and Sabbath the last few years. The dogs lived outside with their owner but they are now quickly adjusting to life inside the house in our foster home. They are attentive to humans and eager to please. We would like them to go to a home that will include them in activities of daily life and give Chopper and Sabbath the love and attention that they truly deserve. These fun-loving boys are eager and ready for their next adventure. They’d make great companions for walking in the woods, strolling on sandy beaches, or exploring the neighborhood. You can enjoy the natural wonders of the Bay Area with your loyal companions by your side, and in the evening you can snuggle by the fireplace with lots of Lab love and kisses. Why not double your pleasure and double your fun? Chopper and Sabbath aced their well check exam, are heartworm negative, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. They are currently located in Livermore. If you would like to make these awesome boys part of your pack, please contact
Rescue Rep Katy at 650-796-3596.

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"
Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.    ~ Roger Caras
A dog is the only thing on Earth what loves you more than he loves himself.     ~ Josh Billings
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
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
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.     ~ Anonymous
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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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