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

   This list was last updated on   
30 January 2015

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

New This Week: Clancy, Stanley, Hunter, Carissa, Sam#3, Sophie#2 and Aimee

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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.

come see Aimee and Sammy

Folsom Petsmart
2705 E Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA

11am to 2pm

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



Feed Store

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

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

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


$15.00 each, plus $2.50 for shipping
also available at Robinson's Feed in Lodi
Contact Diane for more information 209.473.1313

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

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

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

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



Live in the Greater Fresno Area?

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

The web page is updated once weekly. The most current source of information of which dogs are still available is the CCLRR Updated Dog List, which is given to PREAPPROVED adopters. If you see a dog on the web page, but it is not on the adoption list, that means the dog was adopted between page updates and is no longer available. The CCLRR Updated Dog List is the most current info!

From time to time, our Adoptive Families "report back" on their four-legged family members. It is so wonderful when we get these great stories and pictures from our adopted families. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.
(click on the link to see our Success Stories)


An unavoidable part of life is the passing of those we love. Some of our Labbie Families have sent us   "In Loving Memory" stories about their Beloved Labrador Retrievers.
(click on the link to see them)

as of 1-1-2013

Due to the rising costs of care, we have raised our adoption fees for the first time since Jan 1, 2009

Puppies 6 months and under $400.

Adult dogs 6 months up to 9 years $300.

Senior & Special needs $150

Returning Adopter $250 (SORRY - *NO* DISCOUNT FOR PUPPIES)

Not a Lab .... but a story worth passing on!    SEE ELLA's STORY

Labs Available through CCLRR

SENIOR and "Special Needs" DOGS
CCLRR has a special place in our hearts for the senior Labs we rescue. They are such sweet, smart and gentle souls. We are seeing an unfortunate and alarming trend in "Senior Dumping" Older Labs are simply discarded at local shelters because the are "too old". Imagine how it must feel to be in your golden years, having devoted your entire life to your family, only to be taken to a shelter and dumped. Their chances of being adopted from a shelter at their age are slim and none. They are frightened, confused, and grieve for their family. We want them to live out the rest of their golden years in comfort, surrounded by love as these special dogs have so much love left to give, and ask so little in return. Are you that special family that can give a loving home to a wonderful Lab in their golden years?

 Our Senior and "Special Needs" Dog Adoption Fee is $150.00

Sam #2 Myra Hunter

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                         AIMEE Sweet little Miss Aimee is a 14 month old, 50 lb. black female lab mix that is just the most loving little girl. Aimee came to lab rescue a victim of Parvo, but she’s been given a clean bill of health and is ready to find her forever home. She would make a perfect only dog and ideally would be with someone who is home most of the day. She is very, very affectionate and loves to wrap her arms around you and gives kisses freely. She would make a beautiful companion for an older adult. While she hasn't had much training she seems very willing to learn. She is not 100% housebroken but her foster takes her out every couple hours and she seems to be getting the drill. Aimee sleeps well through the night, preferably with her head on the pillow next to you. We are looking for a special home for this special girl, she is a gem and the type of lab EVERYONE wants, because she is small, sweet and gentle.

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


BARBIE 8 1/2 year old black female. Hello, my name is Barbie. I'm a good looking "Barbie doll" who wants to find a lifelong partner. I really need to go to somebody who is home all the time or can take me to work. You see, I was born deaf. I used to follow my mom around before this nice man adopted me over 8 years ago. Unfortunately I had such severe ear allergies he just couldn't afford to treat them anymore. The good people from rescue swept me off my feet and promised to find me a good home. I can't hear but I do understand hand signals. I will teach you. I can feel vibrations on the floor and by that I can tell that you're home. I love to walk around the neighborhood, and the ball is my obsession. Hey come on guys, everybody has a weakness. Mine happens to be the ball! I will tear apart a tennis ball and very happily do so in about 20 minutes. But before I tear it apart I would love to chase it. I'll drop it at your feet, doesn't that sound like fun? It would be great if you had another doggie that I could follow around as I could use someone’s ears. After all I wouldn't want to miss dinner! When my foster’s dogs bark then I bark, after all there must be something wrong. If you're looking for a companion I could be your girl. I don't like riding in the car much. It always meant trips to the vet, which were not very fun. I like to cuddle on the couch and if you ask me politely with signaling, I will gladly jump on your bed and snuggle with you all night long. I am housebroken and the perfect addition to anyone's home. After all I am very quiet!

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


CLANCY 5 year old black male. This “early gray” boy is really stunning, a classic Lab. Clancy found his way to the Yuba County Shelter and we scooped him right up. So far we know he is good with other dogs, not too bad on a leash and loves attention. Clancy just got over kennel cough, so we have not been able to work with him yet. He is waiting for an open foster home, and then we’ll know more.



DANNY 5 year old yellow male. Danny is a small chunky little boy at 54 lbs. who came to us from the Sutter County Shelter. So far we know he is good with other dogs and rides well in the car in a crate. He’s a sweet boy waiting for his forever home. Danny needs a dog buddy or someone who is home a lot...he really doesn’t like being alone.


EASY --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

EASY 5 year old purebred “English” chocolate female. “Easy” says it all. She is just a sweet “go with the flow”girl. Easy is housebroken, great with other dogs, ignores cats, loves children. She knows sit and down, walks easily on lead…although at the word “walk” she gets very excited. Easy is great in the car, loves water. She is just the perfect Lab…her owners let her get way too fat so she is on doggie weightwatchers and will soon have her girlish figure back.

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


                         GINGER 1 year old Fox Red female. What a surprise, to find an obviously purebred Fox Red female at the Stockton Shelter. For those of you who don't know, yellow Labs can be anything from milk white to Fox Red with Fox Red as the rarest. We don't know her history...puppy bought only to find out that a puppy is just too much dog for the family. This girl obviously came from a good breeder, her dew claws were removed. Ginger is a bit shy...well finding herself in a concrete kennel with lots of barking dogs will do that. She loves to retrieve and loves soft toys. She rode in a crate in the car well...doesn't understand why she is back in a kennel...quarantine time but she welcomes visitors.                                              2015

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

HARVEY --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

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



HUNTER 8-9 year old yellow male. This boy is a hoot, he never got the memo that he’s a Senior dog. He runs and plays with the best of them. He has spent the last 2 weeks getting over kennel cough and keeping him quiet has been a challenge. He has been confined to a kennel except for potty breaks and HE HATES IT! Hunter wants a home, a yard, some kids to play with and maybe a doggie buddy. Walks are on his list too. He is good with other dogs, we don’t know about cats. We do know he is a love.


HUNTER #2 --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

HUNTER #2 5 year old very light yellow male. This sweet boy was someone's hunting dog. He retrieves beautifully, brings whatever you throw back to you and drops it at your feet. He has the heavily muscled hindquarters that only come from serious retrieving and water retrieves. We know he is housebroken, he waits to be let out of his kennel "to go." He loves cuddles and pets. This boy is special.

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                         JAKE 8 year yellow male, is the friendly official greeter at his foster’s home. He is a sweet boy, loves kids, is very high energy and is eager to please. It seems he always wants to be near someone so he will go exploring if the gate is open but comes back when called. He gets along with his foster’s Rottweiler/Shepherd mixes but guards his food. Jake was an outside dog left in a kennel and now has been learning some basic commands and house training although he still gets excited and piddles. Getting a later start on being part of a family has kept Jake so much like a puppy in many ways like shredding things a little bit and trying to snatch treats. It’s never too late to learn new habits and the lucky family who adopts him can participate in the fun of taking him to an obedience school and continuing to work on basic training like leash walking.

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


MYRA 10 year old, 50 lb. black female. Myra is a sweet devoted friend. She is 10 years old but can easily jump up on her foster's bed to watch television and be near her. She is housetrained, good on a leash, good with other dogs and ready to go! When she came to us from the Sutter Co. shelter she had no coat on her hip area and was skin and bones. Just look at her now…if only she would smile for the camera!

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

NEO --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

NEO 5-6 year old purebred yellow male. Neo is a love...gets along with other dogs, housebroken, knows sit and down, walks on lead. He really likes attention, wants to be right in the center of things. He looks at you with this goofy expression as if to say “what are we going to do next?”

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:


RAMBO Approximately one and a half year old black male. Rambo is in need of a new home as he was recently abandoned at a commercial pet boarding kennel. His owners simply skipped town and never came back for him. We are not sure why anyone would do such a thing, but Rambo is now safe in the care of rescue and will be ready for a new home in a couple of weeks. Rambo is very sweet and loveable, loves to play ball and is a fast learner. Rambo is also quite handsome and has the classic Labrador good looks that so many of us love. Rambo is easy going, but will need regular attention, walks and continued training as he is young and still learning the ropes. Rambo also appears to be housebroken, but will need a refresher when he goes into his new home. Rambo is very easygoing, but because of his size and wiggly tail, a home with older kids would be best. Rambo also appears to get along well with other dogs, but we prefer that he go to an active, one-dog home in which he can receive the training and attention he deserves. Rambo is a little diamond in the rough, but given some time, he has the potential to shine and become a fantastic member of a 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.

SALLY --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

SALLY 18 month chocolate female. Sally came to us along with her sister Dinah from the Madera County Shelter. This small (50 lbs) girl was so scared, we think she had never been out of her back yard. She is settling in and so much more confident every day. UPDATE: Sally is in a foster home and really loves the “good life.”


SAM #2 --

SAM #2 Sam is an 11 year old black male lab mix. Sam was the beloved companion of a gentleman for 11 years until his owner's passing in November. As you can imagine, Sam was bewildered and confused by this sudden change in situation, and when he came to his foster family, he was underweight and depressed. But, in the past several weeks, Sam's foster family has seen him blossom into a lovely dog with impeccable house manners and good energy. He waits patiently for his breakfast and dinner and takes treats gently from your hand. Sam enjoys two walks each day. He positively parades around the hallway waiting for his special walking harness and bouncing with delight. On walks, he does all the regular doggie type things, including sniffing and lifting his leg on bushes, but he is also working hard on learning better leash behaviors. When he isn't walking, he is sitting quietly at your feet and following you around adoringly. He gets along very well with his foster family's 9 year old daughter, sometimes sleeping under her bed at night. He also tolerates the indignities of living with an exuberant puppy, and although he growls at her sometimes, he has never threatened her and really seems to be learning how to enjoy the extra doggie attention. We have been told that he is good with cats. Sam does have some health issues, including a lump on his rear leg which was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor. It was surgically removed, however, we do not know when or if it has metastasized. Some of our volunteers own dogs with the same diagnoses who continue to do fine after several years. Sam deserves to spend whatever time he has left being cared for and loved by a family.



SAMMY 6 year old yellow male. Sammy is one of the most endearing Labs that you will ever meet. Sammy loves people and other dogs. He is housetrained, knows sit and down and is not too bad on a leash. He had a microchip that traced him to San Francisco but the number was disconnected. Somehow he was abandoned and picked up as a stray near Yuba City. He suffered by being abandoned. He is with a retired foster who has several dogs and often leaves for several hours. Sammy is completely fine with that as long as he has the comfort of his four-legged friends. If left completely alone, for example in a car, room or yard, he will cry. With companionship, he's the perfect lab! If you can provide the kind of home that Sammy needs, you will be rewarded 10-fold in love and devotion.



SHELBY --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

SHELBY 1 year old black female. This girl is sweet and petite, about 50 lbs. She is mostly Lab, but we think there is some Mastiff in her too. Shelby is playful and smart, and needs a family who will understand that a lot of things are new to her. She wants to please and is curious, but can be shy and needs time to warm up to some situations slowly. Shelby is learning how to play with toys and chew Nylabones, something she may not have had in her previous home…she loves balls and will happily play with one with you or by herself. She is housetrained and learning the doggie door in her foster home. She is active and loves her daily walks and play time, but settles wonderfully when inside the house. She is great on leash, doesn’t pull and walks right by your side. She is crate trained and likes to retreat to her crate for a nap. Shelby loves other dogs and likes to initiate play, and would do best with a confident doggie buddy to romp around the yard with and show her the ropes. Shelby will continue to thrive with patience and as she learns the world is a fun, happy place with people who love her.




SOPHIE #2 1 year old female petite silver Lab mix (not sure with what). I've been fostering her for about 6 weeks. I have 3 cats that she could care less about (she will try to get into the cat food occasionally). I also board dogs and she gets along with everyone. She is housebroken and crate trained, although she loves to sleep on my bed when I'm not watching. She's a very sweet and polite girl. She isn't food aggressive and will take treats from my hand without biting. She also waits until her food bowl is put down before eating. I feed her in her crate as she will go "shopping" at the other dogs bowls if she's able. She loves attention and will sit quietly and ask for pets, but is also independent and will play with toys by herself. She needs "tough" toys as she's still a puppy and a typical Lab. She doesn't seem to have any separation anxiety. I crate her when I have to leave, and she doesn't bark or cry. She isn't used to being alone though. If I'm not home, there are always other dogs and cats here. She rides well in the car (I clip her in the back of my SUV), and she just sits or lays quietly unless she sees someone standing at a corner and will bark sometimes. She will play for hours in the yard with the other dogs, but still needs some work on the leash (puller). She's fine with both men and women. She's a little protective and will bark at someone new until she gets to meet them. After that, she's fine and everyone that has met her has thought she's a sweetie. She knows some basic commands (crate, sit, down). She comes right away when I call her. All in all, she's a sweetheart and the first foster dog I have wanted to keep!



STANLEY 5-6 year old yellow male. Poor Stanley spent 2 weeks isolated at the kennel getting over a case of kennel cough. We really couldn’t evaluate him so he went into foster care with no information at all. WELL, WERE WE SURPRISED!!! Stanley is WONDERFUL! He is totally housebroken, comes when called, sleeps on his bed in his foster’s bedroom, is great with the other dogs and learned where his food bowl goes and the order in which he is fed….as new dog he is fed last and he waits patiently. His favorite thing is napping on a “dog permitted” chair near his human. Stanley can be left alone in the yard but he’s not too happy about it…gives little barks. He really needs a dog buddy. Stanley came to us 20 lbs. underweight so we are feeding him 3 times a day….soon he will be his sleek beautiful self.

CCLRR needs more Foster Homes ... can you help save a great dog?


TANNER is a 6-7 year old chocolate male who gets along with everyone. Tanner is just a big teddy bear with a huge heart and lots of personality. Tanner was rescued from one of our local shelters. They were going to put him up for adoption since he passed all the tests with flying colors, but unfortunately he tested positive for heartworm so the shelter contacted Lab Rescue to help this boy. Now, two months later, Tanner is doing well after his very successful treatment. He is happy as can be in his foster home, and ready to find his new forever home!


TOBY #3 --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

TOBY #3 is a 10 year old, sweet, chubby, yellow male that just needs some love and a warm place to spend his retirement years. He was surrendered by his owners to a shelter because he wandered away from the aunt’s house that was not fenced. Poor Toby just wanted to find a friend. He is house trained, good with other dogs, and enjoys car rides. Toby is just a doll!



TUCKER #2 --


TUCKER #2 3 year old black male. We found Tucker at the Stockton Shelter and he was so glad we did....hopped right into the crate in the car and said "get me out of here." He settled in well at the kennel, finished his kennel cough quarantine and is ready for a new home. Tucker is active so no toddlers. He needs training but will be a love with patience and positive reinforcement. After we picked him up we noticed he has a very faint "eyebrow" so we think maybe way back there might have been a Rottweiler in his family tree. Come see this boy, we think you'll love him.


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.



Blackie: 10 Year Old Black Male Lab Neutered 90 Pounds AKC
Blackie’s owner passed away and the kids promised their dad they would take care of Blackie. But the the kids decided they did not want a large dog in their home so they took Blackie to the Merced shelter. Blackie did not have a chance there as he is an older dog and he is a black dog. (Black dogs are not adopted as quickly as the other colors.) Blackie had a couple more days before he was going to be put down when a friend of Lab Rescue was checking the listings for the Merced shelter and saw Blackie and knew she had to help him! She called Lab Rescue and asked if she met Blackie and she felt he was a good fit for the program, would we take him. She went and evaluated Blackie and she found a wonderful older dog who just wanted to be with people!

He was a well-loved pet for 10 years of his life. His world was turned upside down when his owner had to go into the hospital and did not come back home. He was taken to another home for a short time and then he was dropped off at the shelter.

When we rescued him, he rode well in the car from the shelter. We had him at a boarding facility where he was fine with other dogs, and was fine in the kennel. They said Blackie is a real love! He does not bark when left alone, has no issues with food and is a great dog for someone who wants some company and someone who wants to go for short walks. Blackie is one of these dogs that always seems to be smiling no matter what life hands to him!
Blackie is very healthy, has all his shots, microchipped, and is neutered. He does have some sight loss but he can still see. Blackie is now in a foster home. He is a big, slow moving, lovable companion who likes to be around humans and needs a second chance for a good home!

If you have the time for this happy boy and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Liz at 415-613-6374.


Jake is a 2 year old 85 lb. chocolate male lab (?) mix. He is housebroken, VERY well mannered, doesn’t jump up, knows his name, doesn’t try to French kiss you. Best mannered dog I have had to date. He is active (expected since he is only 2), gets along with other dogs, plays well with smaller dogs (as well as larger). Unknown with cats. Walks well on a leash except for the first 10 minutes of excitement. He knows commands in English and Spanish (although I don’t know any Spanish commands so I haven’t tested that). He knows sit and stay and down. He does not try to escape the yard, is content wherever he is for the most part. Jake is neutered and UTD on shots. Randy 530-647-2996 or

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
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"
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
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


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
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

"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."

Other Places to Check
Check your local shelters, Petfinder
and our LAB LINKS page


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