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

   This list was last updated on   
22 April 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.

Saturday, April 23

come see
Curtis, Nala and Roxy

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)

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11am to 2pm

Look for us the 1st Sunday of the month.


Live in the Greater Fresno Area?

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the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno

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

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


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

as of 1-1-2013

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

Barbie Boston BonBon

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Concerned about combining a Labrador with other animals? You just need to find the *right* Lab(s). We added two Labs to a household with cockatiels, lizards, rats and a bunny ... And they get along *just fine* ... and the birds walk around on the floor -- and sometimes on the dogs!                                                                        ... comment from a new Lab Parent


9 year old black female. Barbie was born deaf is a special needs dog, but she doesn’t let that stop her from being an active member of the household. Barbie understands hand signals and can feel vibrations on the floor. She loves to walk around the neighborhood, and her toy ball is her obsession. UPDATE: Barbie has settled in wonderfully at her foster’s home. She would rather hang with her humans than play with her two canine roommates! Barbie loves feeding time AND she will let you know when that is, she runs to her eating spot and waits politely. She adores men and children and her tail starts going crazy if someone comes to the door. You wouldn't know she was deaf - if she sees something go by she will bark, clueless as to what she is barking at. If you are looking for a housemate to sit at your feet or lay beside you at night, Barbie may be your dream girl!


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.


Boston is a super cuddly 7 year old, 80 lb. black male. Poor Boston came to us from a shelter and didn't seem like he'd had much attention--he only knew how to drink water out of puddles and wasn't quite housebroken. Somehow, though, he knew how to walk on lead and heel and sit like a perfect gentleman! Boston is now housebroken and drinks water out of a bowl no problem (but still loves puddles and gutters!). He loves fetch and keepaway, and when he's excited to see you he will pick up whatever is around (whether it's a toy, a sock, or a piece of paper) and carry it around, snorting and wagging his whole body! His absolute favorite thing to do, though, is sit as close to you as possible while you pet him. Boston doesn't quite understand gentle and REALLY likes small animals too much, so he needs a home without young kids, small dogs, or cats. He does great with large dogs and has done well with every one he's met. Boston recently got some bad news from the vet. He has a lump on his hind leg that was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor. We decided not to remove it because it would involve amputating his leg. However, the vet thinks it's slow growing and that he may have a couple of good years left. We think there's a perfect home out there for Boston, with people who are willing to take a chance on him and give him the best time of his life, however short or long that might be.

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

2 year old chocolate male with a great personality. He is a very happy guy that is full of life, always happy to see and please you. Curtis gets along with our 1 male and 2 female labs as well as our cat. He also doesn't pay much attention to our 2 horses or the neighbor’s dogs and goat. He is learning his basic commands, sit, stay, down, and heel. When outside he is usually always near me. His recall is good when you call or whistle for him. Curtis's inside manners have been good for the short time that I have had him. When he is inside I'll tell him to lie down and he will stay on his rug or bed until I get up from my chair. Curtis has not shown any food aggression with other dogs or people. In fact, he has submitted to our three on the food part. He drinks out of the same water bowl with my guys with no problems. I think with very little, but consistent work Curtis would be a great dog. He is very smart and learns quickly. We will miss him when he is adopted.
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

ELLA -- ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

ELLA 6 yr old yellow female who needs help losing a few lbs. She’s at least 20 lbs overweight! Ella was found by animal control in Tuolumne County with no microchip so the shelter contacted CCLRR to help this sweet, gentle girl find a forever home. X-rays show arthritis in her left elbow and she does limp, but she still loves to play. Losing weight and being put on glucosamine and fish oil supplements should help. We are not sure if she likes to swim, but swimming would be an excellent form of exercise to help her shed those extra pounds. Ella is housebroken, sleeps on her bed all night and has a very soft mouth. She does chase cats. Ella knows standard commands, listens well and is eager to please. If you're looking for a loving, gentle and loyal lab who will sit at your feet yearning to be touched, then Ella is your girl!
UPDATE: Ella has slimmed down to 87 lbs from 100 lbs. We are so proud of her!

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

GINGER -- ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

GINGER is a 6 year 7 month old yellow female. Ginger is a medium sized dog that would be good with children. She knows her basic commands, is very easygoing and has a willingness to please her person. I am comfortable walking her off leash along the river where I live. She minds very well and likes the water. Ginger is housebroken and is currently sleeping inside in the master bedroom at night. She is NOT good with cats and she doesn’t like dogs that want to play with her. She would do best with a laid back dog who doesn’t play or as an only dog.

GRACE #2 -- ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

4 year old 50 lb. black female lab mix. Grace just loves people and wants to be close to you and be loved on. She is house trained and knows how to use doggie doors. Grace knows sit and is easy to walk. She does not pull on the leash and is a delight to walk. We are working on "down" (as in lay down) and paw (shake). Grace would do well in agility training as she is quick and is good at crawling on her belly (she does this to creep forward when already in the laying position). She is very food motivated and will quickly learn a behavior if treats are involved. No food aggression and she waits patiently for her bowl. Grace needs a home with NO CATS and possibly no little dogs. If the little dog is dominant and assertive then that will probably work. Grace's foster family consists of 2 labs and a 16 lb. female terrier mix who is capable and does bring down her 115 lb. lab brother when he annoys her. Come meet Grace and see if she would be a good fit for your family.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go to where they went.     ~ Will Rogers
Please help us save the life of a Lab -- donate using the PayPal link to the left.
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


Hi all! My name is Missy and I am a 10 year young yellow lady. Who cares about a silly number anyway, I am full of life and have lots of love to give. I am spirited and playful, and I love to help out around the house. If you drop anything on the floor, I will help you clean it up...I am talking food only! I love my naps and I will sleep through pretty much anything, except when something's cooking in the kitchen -my nose works overtime. I enjoy a good game of tug-o-war with a favorite toy and love car rides and walks! Yes, please, I love walks! Leisurely, short walks are the best since my 10 year old legs are not made for marathons. I easily settled into my foster home with two other dogs and a sassy cat. When you're not home I'll find a comfy place to nap and be ready to welcome you when you return. I prefer a home without small kids. I do like kids, I really do, but at my age I prefer peace and quiet…I know you understand! I have been aged to perfection, and hope that someone will love me with all of their hearts. Would you give me a retirement home?


MOLLY is a 7 year old black female who became an orphan when her owner passed away. She is looking for a new loving family, and what a lucky family that will be. This is a great dog! She has pleasant house manners, is up for whatever activities you are into, or she’ll just hang out with you and keep you company. Molly has a playful, engaging personality, and enjoys everyone: people, dogs and cats. Did we say she was a great dog?


5 year old black female. Yes there is “something else in there”…her white chest and cute white feet say so, but her personality is all Lab. Nala is housebroken, walks well on lead but is cautious on busy streets with fast cars. She is great with other dogs. She listens well to the commands sit and stay and she alarm barks when someone comes to the house. Nala is a bit shy of men until she is used to them and she does not appreciate toddlers. Children 8 and older who understand letting her come to them are fine.

A dog is the only thing on Earth what loves you more than he loves himself.     ~ Josh Billings
2 year old 60 lb. black male lab mix. Ozzie’s owner is 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 is now back to his happy, fluffy teddy bear self! He loves humans, plays hard with other dogs, is housetrained and 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.
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.

2 yr old black female German Lab (Lab/German Shepard). Roxy is an owner surrender due to her not getting along with their dog. Roxy didn’t know how to appropriately play with other dogs when she came to her foster family. We have worked with her and now she is a great playmate. Even my chocolate lab, who has never played with a foster before, plays with Roxy. Roxy is crate trained, knows sit and knows how to use doggie doors. Roxy pulls while on a leash, but a pinch collar or a harness helps with that. Roxy absolutely LOVES water. She loves to play in the little wading pool we have in the backyard and loves to gobble up water that comes out of the hose, sprinkler, etc. We are working with her to get her to only play when it is play time with the hose, as it can be hard to water the new garden or clean the spa filter. She is young with lots of energy and still has a lot to learn. Roxy is an absolute love and with a family that will continue her training, she will be an awesome dog.
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.
3 year old, 60 pound black male. We have here such a sweet happy boy who has the silkiest soft ears and loves being with his humans. He's good with children but a bit too fast for toddlers. He gets along with all other dogs, even small ones, but we don’t know about cats. Tucker has excellent house manners. He uses a doggie door, is potty trained and crate trained. He doesn't complain if he's told to go in his crate and lie down, and he sleeps on his bed all night. He does stress when traveling by car, but we're hoping he'll get over it in time. He guards the house with his bark, but is friendly to all who come in. It would be nice if he had a dog buddy or play dates with other doggies. With his nose always in the air for the birds, maybe he could be trained for hunting. Tucker is looking to find his fur-ever home with an active family where he'll get lots of exercise…he enjoys hiking, long walks and a good run.
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


Chet is a handsome, 2 year old black lab mix. He was rescued from a high kill shelter in Modesto. Chet weighs 45 pounds, is microchipped, vaccinated and neuteured. He gets along with adults, kids and dogs. Cats are an unknown. He is house trained, crate trained, knows how to sit and walks decent on a leash. He is an athletic boy who can run fast and jump high. He likes to play with his toys, go on walks and to the dog park. He is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him! He is located in Patterson, CA. 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.



For Adoption: Divorce/Moving Situation.  Would love to place together but will also place separately.

Ruger:  Purebred Choc Lab -  4 Yrs – Neutered, chipped, vax’d, HW neg – Healthy except has allergies

Annie (previously Pistol): Black Lab/Aussie Shep mix – 5 yrs – Spayed, chipped, vax’d, HW neg –Healthy

Both:   Very sweet and affectionate. Lived and/or been around kids from newborn on up.  Have always
been good with people, other dogs, horses and cattle.  Not good with cats, rabbits, chickens, pigs. Were housebroken previously but haven’t been indoor dogs recently and might need refresher course.  Both
are good in the car/like car rides and have good recall from a distance on the large fenced property. 

Adoption screening, contract, home safety check and donation apply.

Contact for more info:  Patty at 916-204-3407                                        


Buddy is a 7 year old male Fox Red Labrador Retriever. He is neutered, chipped and fully vaccinated. His adoptive family cannot find the time to properly care for him and thus must find him a forever home. He is a sweet boy, friendly with other dogs and good with cats. He loves to go for walks and loves to swim in the river. He is fully housebroken and knows basic commands. For info on Buddy please contact Victoria Taylor 916-470-4253.


Connor is a pretty yellow lab/husky mix. He was rescued from a high kill shelter. He is 15 months old, weighs 62 pounds, is microchipped, neutered and vaccinated. Connor is a friendly, happy boy who gets along with adults, kids and dogs. He has not been cat tested. Connor has had basic training but does pull some on the leash. He loves to be petted, go on walks and to the dog park. He is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with him and continue his training. Sharon 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.

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"
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."

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and our LAB LINKS page


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