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

   This list was last updated on   
18 July 2014

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

CCLRR ADOPTION EVENTS!

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.

come see
Toby, Ebony, Bear#3, Bear#4, Buck#2, Jazz, Chewy, Abbie#2, Alex & Sammy


Folsom Petsmart
2705 E Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA

11am to 2pm


Look for us the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

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Robinson's
Feed Store

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

Please come see us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month between 9AM and 1PM


From Hwy 99 take the San Andreas exit (just North of Lodi) East toward Lockeford the road is marked Victor Rd but is also Hwy 12 East....approx 3/4 mile on the right.

 

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


Adoption events at Pet Food Express are between 11AM and 2PM

Pet Food Express is located at
2158 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Corner of Monument Blvd, on Contra Costa Blvd and CrescentDrive, at the corner of Monument Blvd., in the RiteAid/Staples shopping center. The store is in between Wolf Camera and Blockbuster Video.
Pet Food Express has a store locator on their web site.
   
Look for us the 1st Saturday of each month 11 to 2

 

       

Live in the Greater Fresno Area?

click here to see more information about
the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno

www.cclabrescuecvc.org

       
PLEASE NOTE
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!

SUCCESS STORIES
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)

IN MEMORIAM

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)

ADOPTION FEES
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
SENIOR and "Special Needs" DOGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION:

Tadpole

Bear #3

Champayne

Josie

Gus #2
Simon Brodie & Sissy Lucy
Bruno Alex Boga
  Kona  

look for these markers:       or     

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ABBIE #2 --


ABBIE #2 5 1/2 year old 75 lb. chocolate female. This darling girl came to us from the Yuba County Shelter....no one claimed her. She jumped right into the crate in the car and rode quietly. Abbie has a bit of early grey on her muzzle but don't let that fool you, she has lots of "play." She knows sit and she walks on lead fairly well, comes when called and is really very mellow. She is very affectionate and gets along with big and little dogs.

       

ALEX --



ALEX 9 year old yellow male. What can we tell you about Alex? We can go on and on about his sad story, and bad luck, and how his family didn't want him anymore because he was getting old... Well, his luck changed. He was spotted at the shelter by one of the volunteers and she contacted Lab Rescue. This is what she said: "I walked by the kennel today where I saw this older looking lab, just laying there on the floor, looking sad and miserable and lonely...I walked in his kennel to say hi, and his ears perked up and he got up quickly to say hello. He licked my hand, leaned against me and looked at me with those big sad eyes...I knew I had to get him out of there..." Alex is now resting comfortably and peacefully on his own dog bed, in his own foster home, with his own foster family and even couple of other labs for company. He is so wonderful with other dogs, just mellow and friendly as can be. He just loves to be with his people and he is just the best company anyone can wish for. He has so much to give, and the only thing that he asks in return is to be with you...forever!

UPDATE: Alex is the sweetest elder statesman. He loves his toys, walks and other dogs. He is housebroken, sleeps through the night and wags his tail often. His needs are simple. He just wants to be loved, chew on toys and sit on a comfortable bed. He loves children, and is curious about cats. He recently had a fatty lump removed from his underside so he has a funny haircut. He has other lumps which were tested and they too are fatty. He's ready for his own people and a forever home where he will be cherished.

       

AXEL --



AXEL 6 year old black male. This lovely mellow boy came to us from the volunteers at the Tuolumne County Shelter. How he found his way there we don't know. This poor boy is in the kennel and he hates it. He loves playing in the exercise yard and wants to play with the toddlers at the kennel. He is housebroken, waits to be let out to do his "business." This boy is going to make a really wonderful family dog.
UPDATE: Axel is in a foster home now and plays well with his other doggie friends. It's unknown how he would react to cats. He has settled in and likes his freedom to roam around the yard. His daily adventure is chasing birds. He loves to ride in the car and likes lounging in the car even if you're not going anywhere. Axel knows basic obedience, walks nicely on leash, has good house manners and is potty trained and non food aggressive. He sleeps quietly in his crate all night, takes treats with a gentle mouth, will bark to alert you of strangers, and enjoys cuddling up with you to take a nap. Axel is ready and looking for his fur-ever home with a family to call his very own.


"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."



                                      
       

BARNEY --

1-2 year old yellow male. Barney is a sweet, kind dog and a world-class snuggler. He was abandoned and found wondering as a stray in Nevada. It is apparent to his foster mom that at one point, Barney was very well loved and taken care of by a family and lived in a home. He seems confused and seems to be truly wondering why they have abandoned him. He has good house manners. He knows sit, come, out, etc. He does not counter surf. He does, however, get extremely excited at food time (typical Labrador). He is potty trained and loves to go for rides in the car. He does pull on the leash a bit at first, but once he walks for a while, he seems to settle down and stop pulling. With regular leash training, that would probably get better fairly quickly. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs (even when they are aggressive toward him), and we were told by the shelter he came from that he was fine with cats. Bath time in a past life must have been horrible, because having a nice, warm, soothing shower was the most traumatic experience for him by far! Barney seems worried that he will be abandoned by his loving family once again, and seems to feel the need to stay with his “pack.” For that reason, it would probably be best for Barney to be in a home with at least one mostly stay-at-home “parent“ (whether retired or working from home) or one that works away from the house very little. He definitely would not do well being left on his own for long periods of time. He will get in a crate, but has not had extensive crate training.

       

BEAR #2 --


BEAR #2 is an 8 year old 98 lb. AKC registered chocolate male. There have been some changes in his family’s home life and Bear is left alone a lot and misses his long walks. Don’t let Bear's calm nature and good manners fool you into thinking he is a couch potato. Bear has plenty of energy and is ready to walk, hike or swim anytime you take him. He is house trained and knows how to use a doggie door. He has been well looked after and healthy all his life. He knows sit, stay, down, leave it and fetch. He is curious about cats, chases squirrels in the yard and will pull on the lead if he sees a squirrel on a walk. Bear doesn’t bark unless there is someone around he doesn’t know. Like most labs, he is very food motivated and will sit and stare at you when you have a treat you are going to offer him. Don’t leave any goodies on the counter or he will help himself! Other than food, nothing else at home will be stolen or chewed. Bear loves human company but does not need attention all the time. At the end of the day, he will lay at your feet just to be next to you. Even though he was raised with a child who is now 7 years old, Bear would do best with kids at least 8 years old because of his size. Come and meet Bear and try him out on a walk…he would love to go for long walks or hikes.

       

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.

       

BEAR #4 --


BEAR #4 2 year old chocolate male lab/Australian shepherd mix. Bear’s parents both work and don't get to spend enough time with him to keep him happy. They say he is very friendly, energetic, enthusiastic and loving and would be happier in a home where someone could keep up with his activity level. He would chase the ball all day long if you let him. He also loves car rides and watches TV (check his video: Bear TV ). Bear is housebroken and sleeps in a crate at night. He is very gentle and affectionate with a 1 year old child, lives with another dog but is unknown around cats.

       

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.

       

BODE --

BODE 18 month old AKC registered black male. This boy is a spectacular retriever and we are sure he would hunt. Bode has lived with a 9 year old German Shepherd and girls (the human variety) 9 and 12. He gets along with all other dogs and plays with his foster’s Lab. Bode loves water, is housebroken, knows sit, wait and off. Bode is a love, the perfect combination of Labrador drive and family dog.

       

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 home...one 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.

       

BOOMER --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!


BOOMER 18 month old chocolate male. This boy is such a typical young Lab...his front end has no idea what his back end is doing...he's just a big goofball.Somehow he found his way to the Modesto Shelter and no one came for him. He is active, strong and needs training. Under all the goofiness is a really nice Lab just waiting for someone to claim him.Did we mention he's "drop dead gorgeous"? UPDATE: Boomer is in a foster home now, is doing greatand getting his needed daily exercise. He's still a goofball but hassettled down. He’s good with large and small dogs with proper introduction as with any meet and greet. He's a sweet boy but needs routine and structure...attending obedience class is a "must" and in doing so you'll be amazed at how fast he learns. You'll then become the proud owner of a good canine citizen. Boomer walks well on leash, likes to play ball and enjoys riding in the car. He would be happy to join you on a daily walk, jog or run. He sleeps in his crate at night and so far he proves to be house trained and doing well with learning his house manners. Children over 10 years old would be best. Boomer is ready for his fur-ever home.
UPDATE: Boomer has learned so many new things in the last 2 weeks and has made an incredible improvement in his behavior. And he's the best follow-you-around companion you could ask for, this boy just wants to please.

       

BRINKLEY --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

BRINKLEY 6 year old AKC registered chocolate male. This beautiful boy came from a well known breeder of top show Labs. His owners are moving and can’t take him with them so Brinkley is looking for a new home. Brinkley knows sit and down and he walks politely on lead. This is one sweet gentle boy. He is housebroken, crate trained, loves to retrieve and loves children.

       

BONDED PAIR

BRODIE & SISSY --


              
BRODIE and SISSY black male and female, 8 years old and offered at the senior bonded pair rate of $200. To start with they are litter mates and have been together for their entire lives. So they have to be adopted together. They had a loving owner for their life till now, but unfortunate housing changes caused this change. These labs are so fun and even funny. They have great recall, call them and they run back fast. They love to fetch, and know sit and stay. They are great with our two labs, they are all good friends. I've fostered lots of labs for CCLRR, loved them all but Sissy and Brodie, even though there are two of them, have been the easiest and the most fun. They are small and have some grey, but are just so active, nice and responsive. Please give them a look. They like a nice fenced clean yard, a warm house and as much attention as you can give. You will love these siblings if you meet them.

       

BRUNO --


BRUNO 10 year old approximately 70 lb. chocolate male. Don’t let his age fool you, Bruno can outrun any of the younger dogs and is in excellent physical condition. His advantage over the younger crowd is that he settles very well. He’s always up for fun but is ready to come in and curl up afterwards. His coat is a beautiful dark chocolate brown. He’s gaining weight and we’re on the right track regarding his dietary needs. Bruno is housebroken, uses a dog door and is well behaved inside without supervision. He loves to meet other dogs, play, hike, walk, run and swim. He is always ready to go with you to run errands or go visiting. Bruno will curl up in a tiny ball and sleep next to you on the couch or in your bed if allowed (he waits to be told it’s ok before getting on furniture). Bruno is well mannered and takes instruction well. He is the gentlest boy and truly wants to please and be loved.

       

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!

       

CHAMPAYNE --


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.


               

CHEWEY --

CHEWY
7 year old yellow male. This poor guy, his owners had to give him up so they did the best they could, they took him to the Sacramento SPCA who called us. This is a really nice boy, obedience trained and he so wants to please. Chewy is a dominant dog so a submissive buddy, preferably female would be best. He lived with other dogs and his owners left lots of information on him…all his commands, what he likes. He knows sit, down, stay, come, wait and “spin.” He is a hunk and just soooo cute. He will chase a cat…so a cat free home would be best.

UPDATE: Chewy is now in a foster home having a wonderful time swimming in the pool, running on the grass and playing with an elderly Great Pyrenees. Chewy went to an adoption event where he was a perfect gentleman and took treats from children with such a soft mouth.

       

COCO --

COCO 6 year old chocolate female. This girl is a beautiful English show Lab covered in 100 lbs of fat. This poor girl has been allowed to almost eat herself to death. She should weigh 70 lbs max. She is so sweet but the weight she is carrying is really awful. Yes she is on a diet, yes she will lose the weight and yes she will be beautiful. Just look at that sweet face and her personality is just as sweet. Follow along as we bring her back to her lovely self.

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

                                    
       

DUKE --

DUKE 8 year old chocolate male. This boy is a hoot. That is not a gray muzzle it's white whiskers. Duke looks like a perfect chocolate Lab but we think an Airedale wandered into his family tree way back. He has Airedale-like whiskers and eyebrows, makes him look pretty cute. Duke has some serious training, he knows sit, down, wait, walks on lead and is housebroken. Add to all that, he adores and is gentle with small children. In short, he’s a gem. Come see our clown faced boy!

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
       

EBONY --

EBONY is an 11 month old 50 lb black female lab-English Shepherd mix. Ebony was surrendered to the Calaveras Humane Society by a senior who could not keep up with Ebony’s puppy energy. She knew nothing so her foster has house trained her and has taught her commands like sit, leave it, off and come. Ebony is very smart and handles correction well. She likes to play fetch and will retrieve the ball but we are working on “drop it.” She also loves going on walks and does okay on a leash with a little pulling. She exhibits typical lab puppy behavior such as mouthing and chewing and can be caught stealing shoes, socks, toys and counter surfing. Ebony gets along with other dogs and loves to play and would do best with a doggie buddy that also likes to play. She needs an active family that can take her for walks or hikes. At night she sleeps quietly on her doggie bed. With continued obedience training, Ebony will make a fun addition to your family.

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

                                     
       

GINGER --

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 --


GUS #2 9 year old yellow male, approximately 80 lbs. This boy has a great personality. I believe he is the reincarnation of Walter Matthau, a little gruff and grumpy at times but a big love underneath! He’s simply hilarious. Gus loves to play with toys, stuffed animals (and gut them), go for car rides, walks and belly rubs. Gus will talk to you and let you know he’s ready to do something or he might toss a toy at you to wake you up. He likes his doggie girlfriends but I also think he would be fine as a single dog. We don’t know how much people time Gus had in his previous home but he is happy to just hang out with you. If allowed he’ll lay on the couch or squeeze himself into a chair. After a bath is the time you will see Gus most active. He runs around crazily grabbing toys and inevitably starts a game of chase with the other dogs in pursuit. Come and meet Gus. You’ll love him.

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

                                      


       

DOG HAIKU:

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.

                                    

       

HARVEY --

HARVEY 8 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."

                                       
       

JAZZ --

JAZZ is a 64 pound 1 year old chocolate male lab-German shorthair pointer mix. In profile he looks like he might have some Collie in him…he’s really cute! Jazz is a good boy who responds to a gentle, loving approach. He loves to play with other dogs and has been gentle with the children he has met. He needs some work on the leash but knows sit and down. UPDATE: We can’t understand why there has been no interest in Jazz. He gets along with everyone and loves to chase birds…hunting, anyone?   And he would make a great jogging partner!

       

JOEY --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!


JOEY 18 month old black male. This boy is so adorable, he is only 45 lbs, a "Lablet" and he won't get much bigger. Yes there must be something else in there but he sure looks all Lab. We bailed him out of the Sacramento County Shelter and he was terrified...all those big dogs barking. He has settled down very well, loves attention...this little guy is a cuddler. He doesn't know much but he so wants to please, he'll be easy to train. UPDATE: He is coming along well and is learning how to part of a pack. He has learned how to play with his pack and is learning that the world isn't so terrifying.

       

JOSIE --


JOSIE is about a 7-8 year old 62 pound black female. She was picked up as a stray and ended up in the Stockton shelter. Poor girl was covered in sap...she was a pathetic mess. She's been in foster care for nearly a month now and she is a sweetheart. She is learning to be house trained and uses a doggie door. She sleeps in a crate at night but she'd much prefer the cozy dog bed. She knows sit and walks easily on a leash. She is fine with other dogs, but we don't know about cats. She walks with a swagger and we discovered that her hips aren't the best but she gets around just fine...but no jumping into trucks or stairs for her future. If you are looking for an easy going, lovable, quiet new friend to love, Josie is ready to return it in bushels!

UPDATE: It seems Josie is house trained...no accidents.

UPDATE: Don't let the hip dysplasia scare you. A lot of dogs have it and we just don't know it. Josie can handle her foster's stairs just fine and is up and down them all day. But when she gets to be 13 or 14, like the rest of us, as we age, things we did without thinking when we were 20, take a lot to do them at 60.


Want to Know How To Adopt one of these nice Labbies?
                                       

       

KONA --

KONA 9 year old chocolate female. Don't let the grey fool you...this is a YOUNG girl. She came to us from the Oakdale Shelter and she jumped into my SUV without any help...you could almost hear her shouting "GET ME OUT OF HERE." She has obviously had some training and we believe she is housebroken. So far she hasn't met any strangers...her transporter, the vet, her foster...she greets everyone with a wagging tail and a smile.

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

LILLY --

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 4 month old purebred yellow female puppy. She is grateful for all the donations received for life saving surgery to repair her esophageal malformation (mega esophagus secondary to persistent right aortic arch). As Lilly continues to grow, the hope is her esophagus will develop more normally. For now she needs to eat gruel in a "Bailey chair" and sleep with a pillow collar. Thank you to baileychairs4dogs.com for donating her puppy chair and Barbara from Pennsylvania for custom making Lilly's pro collar. Another important thank you to the amazing Yahoo mega esophagus group that supported Lilly's foster family and will be a treasured resource to her forever guardians! Lilly knows sit, leave it, wait/yes, and fetch.She is puppy pad trained and loves her crate. Lilly sleeps upside down! This adorable lab baby is looking for a forever home with older kids and someone home a lot. Puppies take a ton of time, training, and supervision. If you are interested in Lilly please read the information at www.baileychairs4dogs.com before contacting her foster mom.
UPDATE: Lilly is loving vacation with her foster family in Tahoe!! She can't learn to swim yet, but loves to play on the dock. She is learning to walk on the harness and finally started to potty outside.

       

LUCY--

 


LUCY 10 year old chocolate female. This adorable girl came to us from the Manteca Shelter. She weighs 110 lbs and should weigh 75 lbs. She is obviously purebred and very well bred...why she found her way to the shelter is a mystery but we scooped her right up. She moved into her foster's home, met her "roomies" and fit right in. Obviously she in on a diet...it will take awhile to get rid of all that fat. Lucy is housebroken, great with other dogs, thinks cushy dog beds are great and "talks" you hear little warbles and chirps from her...sooooo cute. Her coat is in good condition and her nails are clipped so someone took good care of her. She has years of love yet to give.

UPDATE: Lucy is down to 90 lbs and getting more energetic. She is an absolute love.


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


                                        

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:

       

PRINCE --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

        
PRINCE 11 year old black male. Well, “senior” sure doesn’t describe this boy. He is 11 years YOUNG! Prince loves his walks and you better be able to keep up with him. Prince, in his younger years, had professional training and was his owner’s hunting dog as well as his beloved companion. His owner died and Prince needs a new home. He is a beautifully mannered house dog and gets along with other dogs. His foster says he is as close to perfect as you’re likely to get…he is, however on a diet. Prince has had a bit too much of the good life lately and needs to shed a good 10 lbs. He will be happiest with someone who is home a lot.

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
       

RICHIE --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

RICHIE This handsome 4 year old black male came to us from one of the local shelters and we have no idea why nobody came to claim him...their loss! Richie is a friendly and affectionate boy who loves to retrieve and play with his toys. He is good with other dogs and appears to be house trained. He also enjoys car rides. He is just active enough to be a fun and playful companion for some lucky kid but settles down very nicely when there is nothing to do. Come see Richie, he might just be the right dog for your family.

ROGER --


ROGER 5 year old yellow male. This big guy is an active dog with high energy and an abundance of love to share with whom ever is willing. Roger, although house trained, loves spending most of his time outside acting as a wonderful watch dog. He will bark at mysterious strangers and dogs, but only because he wants to greet them and possibly conjure up a play date. Roger does not bite other dogs unless he feels threatened; acts in self defense. He loves playing with my parents' dog, is obsessed with fetch, and if he could, would swim in the water for eternity. Because of his high energy, a family with small kids would not be best for him. When around small children, he'll lick and smell them, however he can get clumsy and possibly knock one over or bark and wake one up. Roger would also not do well with seniors; he requires a good walk/run. Although I have never witnessed him live with a cat, I would recommend an environment without cats; he is curious of them and will chase them if off leash. He is great on his walks as long as he has his lead collar on, any other collar does not work very well. He will pull sometimes if he sees another dog, but let it be known that you are the boss, make him sit, wait, and he'll be fine. Roger is an amazingly smart dog and has the ability to learn a lot. He would be a great work horse and would thrive on large amounts of land. Although he is crate trained, he does not like being in there for long periods of time. Roger would do well with someone that does not work all day long and can give a respectful amount of time to him; unless he would be working with you.

ROXY --

 


ROXY is a 2 year old black female with a beautiful shiny coat and gorgeous copper eyes, just looking for someone to love. She gets along great with other dogs, knows basic commands like sit and stay, and she is getting better on the leash every day, almost there. She is a great "alarm system" when strangers walk by the house, but settles very quickly if she is reassured that everything is OK. UPDATE: Roxy has been a welcomed guest at home. She gets along with all dogs, she knows all her commands, she comes back on recall and since having her we have taught her what a dog toy is and how to play fetch. Roxy came to us with a major skin infection and through many trials and errors we have figured out it’s coming down to one thing. She needs one special kind of dog food. That's it! She's kid friendly for all ages, she's met cats and showed interest like I like to meet you but nothing more; she sat down and went nose to nose with them in the crate. She's a sweetheart! Roxy is high energy and would do well with a family or another young dog!

 
       

RUSTY --

RUSTY 7 year old yellow male with a wonderful personality. He is good with other dogs, great with kids, quiet, appears to be house trained, doesn't escape the yard, doesn't dig and chews only on toys that are given to him. He is also relatively small, about 50 lbs. The only thing that he doesn't like are cats so he needs a home without cats, please. Nobody is perfect, but Rusty is as close to perfect as they come.

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

       

SADIE #2 --


SADIE #2 6 year old black female. This girl needs a diet but under the extra weight is a purebred, English show bred Lab. She came to us from the Oakdale Shelter and how this lovely girl got there we have no idea. Her foster says: Sadie is a wonderful girl who looks right at you with her beautiful brown eyes. She loves people and other dogs and does not chase squirrels. She will chase a tennis ball and retrieve it back to you. She is not food or toy aggressive and plays well with everyone. Sadie is housebroken and loves the freedom of the doggie door. She is great on car rides and is quiet as a mouse. She sleeps on her bed all night long, but would love to snuggle with you if you let her. Sadie is just about perfect but, like many labs, will grab any food left on the kitchen counters or table. She is excellent on lead and loves to shop at Petsmart and Home Depot.

       

SAM --    


SAM 7 1/2 year old black male. A serious family change and Sam needs a new home. This adorable big boy came in the kitchen door to meet me...stopped briefly in the laundry room to grab a "toy" (a towel) and brought me his "treasure." He will also bring you his food bowl and leash. Sometimes really good things don't come in small packages...Sam is a big boy, a good 80 lbs but so gentle. He is good with small children and an older woman walks him. Sam is housebroken, good with other dogs but thinks chasing the cat is really good fun. The cat heads for the top of the fence and the game is over. Sam is going to be a really great Lab for some lucky family.
UPDATE: Sam needs a buddy, he is not happy as an only dog. He is strong on lead but settles perfectly in the house.

       

SAMMY --

    


SAMMY is a happy, fun and loving 8 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!

       

SIMON --


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 an inexpensive thyroid pill twice a day. He’s up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered, and is ready to meet his new loving family.

       

STIMPY --

STIMPY is an 18 month old chocolate boy who loves his toys and retrieving. He is smaller, only about 50 lbs or so. Being a very young Lab, he does have a few things to learn. He needs an active family who will help him be the best K9 citizen that he possibly can. He is very smart so it won't be hard to train him. A home with older kids is preferred due to his young age.

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

                                       
       

TADPOLE --

    


TADPOLE 2 year old black male lab mix. This little guy has quite a story. From his owner: We live on a 400 acre ranch with horses and cows. Tadpole has been a marvelous family/ranch dog. He loves to be with people and 'helps' us in all activities. Unfortunately, this summer, he over-exuberantly helped herd some horses and was stepped on. No broken bones but he did dislocate the lower hock joint. After 3 months of casting, there was no re-attachment and he was just too wiggly to let his leg heal. He had his right hind leg amputated on 10/15/13. He is fully recovered and doesn't seem to even know it is gone. He also doesn't seem to know that he needs to be more careful. I am truly concerned that he will be hurt again and am, therefore, hoping that you will help me find a loving family with a backyard. He loves to lie around the house when we are inside and is used to being in the kennel when we are gone. He always gets a 'treat' when we leave so it is never a punishment. He loves to play fetch and swim...although he hasn't tried since the amputation.

       

TANK --

TANK 4 year old chocolate male. This handsome guy found his way to the Stanislaus County Shelter and no one claimed him. He acts very young for his age and we suspect he was simply left in his back yard to find his own amusement. He is good with other dogs, doesn't have a mean bone in his body but no one has taught him anything. He wants to please and is just so happy to have human contact he can hardly stand himself. He learned sit in minutes and thought the treats he earned as a reward were really something special. With time and effort and exercise (remember the old adage "a tired Lab is a good Lab") he will really blossom.

       

TOBY --

TOBY 1 year old, 40 lb petite black male lab-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 #2 --


TOBY#2 is a 6 year old 80 pound purebred yellow male. He is being surrendered by his people because their family has upsized and they are downsizing in space. He doesn't get the time and attention he deserves and they want what's best for Toby. He lives with 3 kids under 5 and though he is a gentle boy, he can knock them over accidentally, but never intentionally. He knows all the basics, but does pull on a leash without a pinch collar. His favorite thing is to play fetch and if you bring out the 'chuck-it', he goes crazy. He's been an only dog so he has not had much interaction with other dogs, but his people say he's curious but reserved, and they say he usually ignores cats. Toby is one special boy looking for that one special place he can call home and where he can un-pack his chuck-it for the last time.


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

                                       

LABBY RESCUE PIE RECIPE

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


                                      

SUCCESS STORIES
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)

IN MEMORIAM

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
       

SENIOR / SPECIAL NEEDS --

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.

    

Koda
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. https://www.facebook.com/KodaSpecialNeedsDog
Please contact www.alternativehumanesocierty.com . We would be able to assist with transport, so anyone interested would not need to pay for that part of an adoption.

SADIE


Sadie 12 year old yellow female. This adorable girl needs a new home.
Sadie is healthy and active but her owners can no longer keep her. Sadie is
house broken, great with children but does not like other dogs in her space.
Call Dave Thompson 916-802-7080

BUSTER


Meet Buster Brown a 6 month old lab/cattle dog. Buster has the temperament of a working dog. We think he would be an excellent agility dog. This boy needs a job. He has the smarts of a working breed with the energy of a puppy...he chases butterflies in his back yard. Buster is a smart boy and responds well to training. He aims to please. Buster does well with his family, including a 12 year old child. He loves to snuggle. His energy might be a bit too much for very young children. He has done well with new dogs that he has met off leash. We think Buster will do great as an only dog, so long as he gets the attention and exercise that he needs to be a happy boy. Buster is untested with cats. Buster is crate trained and learning leash manners with his foster family. He is neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and on flea and heart worm prevention. Please contact us for an application. Adoption fee $200. 4 R Friends is a nonprofit medical rescue group staffed completely by volunteers. All donations and adoption fees go towards the care of our rescued cats and dogs. We appreciate your patience with our process. Our goal is always to match the right pet to the family. Please email us at 4rfriends.mail@gmail.com

DOZER AND SAMMY

We need to place Dozer and Sammy, our neutered male chocolate labs. My husband and I got them from a breeder nearly 6 years ago when they were 14 weeks old. At the time, we did not have children and had a lot more time to be with our dogs. However, we now have two small children and my husband and I both commute leaving very little time for us to be with the dogs. Unfortunately, we do not have the time to run them and this is a heartbreaking decision for us as
they've been with us for a long time, but it is even more sad that they've essentially become back yard dogs. They are large dogs (120 lbs.), playful with one another but have not been well socialized with other people and other dogs. Dozer is a friendlier, more social dog than Sammy. They've never attacked other dogs or people but they are skittish and shy away and bark when meeting new people. They have been great with our kids and are playful with new kids once they get to know them. We want them to go together since they have been with each other all their lives. We are in Woodland. Please contact Wendy at wrcasas@yahoo.com

BEAR

Bear is an 8-10 years young Lab (Don't let that grey fool you!). He was rescued from a high-kill shelter after his family abandoned him in favor of a puppy. He is friendly with everyone he meets - people and dogs. He is even good with cats, too! He has good house manners and is very calm. He would be the perfect 'take to work dog.' He loves his walks and just wants to be with his people. Bear has a lot of personality and is much better looking than these photos. He knows many commands, is crate-trained and is good in the car and fully potty trained. Bear is micro-chipped, heart worm negative and current on his vaccinations. Adoption fee is negotiable. THIS IS A COURTEST POSTING FOR NCLRR. PLEASE CONTACT HOLLY DIRECTLY AT (650) 322-9888, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING BEAR.

MOOSE

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.

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and our LAB LINKS page

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