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

   This list was last updated on   
24 June 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.


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 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.

come see us
Saturday June 25

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

We are no longer going to be at Pet Food Express in Pleasant Hill. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 7th, we will be at Pet Food Express in Sacramento. Hope to see you there!


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

Get Directions

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)

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


look for these markers:        or     
Please help us save the life of a Lab -- donate using the PayPal link to the left.
Concerned about combining a Labrador with other animals? You just need to find the *right* Lab(s). We added two Labs to a household with cockatiels, lizards, rats and a bunny ... And they get along *just fine* ... and the birds walk around on the floor -- and sometimes on the dogs!                                                                        ... comment from a new Lab Parent


BEAR is a tall, handsome 2 year old black male lab mix, maybe with Shepherd. He is nice and is learning house manners despite his young age. He wants to please but can't sit or stand still for long. Bear eats quickly and takes treats gently; he has learned to sit and wait for the OK before he eats. He likes kids but because of his energy we recommend he be placed with a family with kids that are 6 years and older. He loves to play chase in the yard with his foster’s 14 year old grandson and he wants to play with other dogs so he would fit into a multiple dog family. Bear walks nicely on lead but can pull if he is near grass and then his nose goes into overdrive. He does well in the crate at night and has been really good going potty outside. He responds well to correction to not jump on the bed, is learning to ride quietly in the car and loves snuggling with his people. Bear is going to be a great dog for some lucky family!


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.

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

GUS --

GUS is a very handsome, 87 lb. 7 year old black male. He is more of a people dog than a dog’s dog, although he gets along great with all three of his foster’s dogs; my female chow mix absolutely loves him. Two children ages 3 and 5 grew up with him and he really missed them when he had to leave. He hasn’t been around cats, though, and would probably chase them. Since he was treated for heartworm and is still on exercise restriction, he hasn't been able to get rid of all his energy but I think he would live in the pool if he could! Gus had some sort of shoulder/elbow surgery as a pup and excessive exercise causes him to limp, so swimming is ideal for him. He has an awesome stay on him, but could use work on his heel and his wait when opening a door. He is very tall yet doesn't bother anything tempting on the kitchen counters. Someone has definitely taught him to stay in a certain part of the house because even when the gate is open from the kitchen he doesn't cross the line. He has only been heard to bark maybe three times since he has been with his foster. He is a very good boy!


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.


5 year old yellow male. His foster says he's absolutely PERFECT!!! This boy definitely is trained, knows sit, shake, bed, roll over, and LOVES playing with his foster brothers. He's house/potty trained and is perfect inside. He's also extremely cute and the more obvious, HUGE!!!! I wouldn't be surprised if he weighed 120 lbs (he could stand to lose a few). Hans is puppy-like and has the most fun-loving personality. He is always happy! Oh and did I mention, he doesn't run away off leash, he comes right when I say "come." I will say that he should not be in a family with small kids. When I met him he greeted me and knocked me back quite a ways! If you are looking for a perfect BIG boy, Hans would love to meet you.
UPDATE: OK, *almost* perfect .... no cats, please!

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


2 year old 60 lb. black male lab mix. Ozzie’s owner was in the Air Force and had to give him up when he was deployed, so we stepped in to help. Unfortunately it was found that Ozzie had a dislocated right hip and dysplasia of the left hip. The vets at UCD did surgery in February and Ozzie has made a great recovery. He had the second hip done in May. He is now on the mend, back to his happy, fluffy teddy bear self! He has another month to lay low, increase his range of motion and gradually rebuild muscle, but he can do that anywhere. He loves humans, plays hard with other dogs, is housetrained, has a soft mouth, and is good on a leash. He enjoys a good cat chase if the kitty is willing to run, otherwise he is perplexed. He is crate trained and likes toys, but on occasion will look for something inappropriate to chew, like his dog bed. Though he will never be a running dog, he enjoys walks and would really benefit from some pool time now that the weather is warming up. He has a wonderful personality and would be a great addition to any household.

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

PEANUT -- -- ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

9 year old gentleman with a chocolate coat is looking for place to call his own. I enjoy soft pillows, leisurely walks and an occasional pat on the head. I also appear to be house trained and my house manners are very nice! I am not a barker but I will let you know if somebody is nearby just in case they are not welcome. I prefer to be inside the house just hanging out and sleeping but if you do need to leave me outside for a couple hours just to catch some fresh air and sun, that's okay with me as well. Sleeping inside at night with you is a must! I don't eat a lot and I don't take much space so I think you will enjoy having me around.
UPDATE: Mister Peanut is a bundle of chocolate snuggles. He is house trained, with excellent manners; he knows his basic commands and how to use a doggie door. He likes to swim. He walks well on leash, and he does not wander. He sleeps on his dog bed at night, but he would probably love to share yours! Peanut is good with other dogs, but he is definitely a people lover. Other than an occasional alarm bark at strangers, he is a quiet gentleman. He is happiest if he is with his family.

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.



Pepper is a friendly, cute, 4 year old lab mix. She was rescued from a high kill shelter. She is medium size and weighs 38 pounds, is microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. She is very friendly and gets along with adults, kids and dogs. She does best with male dogs and submissive females. She has not been cat tested. Pepper is house trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. Pepper is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with her. Contact Sharon at


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


Snow White is a 5 year old female lab who was rescued from the Sacramento city shelter. She is in need of a home or foster where she can be the queen as she is dominant with other dogs. She is very sweet, good with people, and older children would be best. No cats as she would probably chase them. We are looking for someone who is home a lot (retired couple, stay at home mom or someone who works from home). Contact Sharon at 650-465-9669.


Zephyr is a friendly, handsome 2 year old lab mix who is in need of a home. He weighs 60 pounds, is neutered and vaccinated. He is house trained, knows how to sit and walks good on a leash. He is a smart boy who learns fast. He knows how to use a doggie door and a tread mill. He is active and loves being outside and playing fetch. He should be in an adult only home as kids make him nervous. Zephyr is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him.
Sharon 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


7 1/2 month old male lab mix (guessing as he was a shelter rescue from Stockton). He had Demodex but is all healed now. I've had him since he was 8 weeks. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all of his shots. He is potty trained and knows sit, down, shake, wait for food, wait at doors. He weighs 40 lbs. He likes kids and doesn't seem too interested in cats. He is a bit nervous around strange dogs but does fine in a structured play group. If interested, applications are available at I can also be contacted if anybody wants more information


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
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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