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

   This list was last updated on   
27 February 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: Ruby#2, Jenelle, Chance & Briggs

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 BonBon, Briggs, Forrest, Hunter, Luke & Myra

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.

come see Barbie, Lucky & Tanner

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 Barbie Hunter
Myra Briggs BonBon

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


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!



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.



12 year old 65 lb. black male. Briggs is yet another senior dog who didn’t get the memo...he acts like he is still 5 and is in perfect health. He’s a well behaved but energetic guy who likes car rides, swimming and fetch. He is wonderful with kids of all ages and with dogs big and small, but he is not a fan of cats. He sleeps indoors in his crate and comes inside at times, but much prefers his backyard. Due to family circumstances, Briggs is looking for a retirement home...could it be yours?

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


2 year old yellow male. This boy is simply stunning. He found his way to the Sacramento City Animal Shelter, we sure don't know why. He is obviously purebred and very well bred. His dew claws have been removed and only serious breeders do that. Chance is house broken, good with other dogs, curious about cats but not aggressive about them. He knows sit, come and wait. Sleeps like a good boy on his dog bed in your bedroom. Now the bad news....not really but he will have to be managed with care. Chance is allergic....probably food. He came to us with badly infected ears and small lesions on his legs. Both have responded well to medication and a change of food. His ears will have to be monitored all his life but with weekly cleaning should be fine. We have him on a minimum ingredient, grain free food and he is doing well on it. So a lifetime of no table scraps or treats with grain, and a family willing to watch his ears and treat them the minute they look icky and smell like yeast. A small price to pay for this great boy.



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.


DUSTY --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

                         DUSTY 2 year-old, 70 pound stunningly beautiful yellow male rescued from a Bay Area Shelter. Dusty has typical young lab energy, but settles down nicely. He was likely in a back yard his whole little life, but is now done with kennel cough hold and learning how to be part of a family. He enjoys taking the kids to school, learning to walk on a leash, and tries so hard to please his foster family. He really has an adorable personality and cracks us up on a regular basis. Older children would be best as his tail never stops wagging and will surely knock little ones over along with anything on the coffee table. He is trying to take treats gently, but they taste so darn good and patience is tough for Dusty when food or toys are involved. He is well on his way to being house trained, but this is new. Dusty is kennel trained, knows sit, loves the water, and drops/noses his ball right to you. He gets along with other dogs, but really loves the attention of people. Obedience school is a must! Dusty is being neutered and having minor surgery on one of his eyes next week, but would love visitors.

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


FORREST 15 month old black male. This boy was named for Forrest Gump and he is very similar....a little slow but sooooo sweet and gentle. Forrest is a Lab/Mastiff cross. He is a great big boy and looks fierce but is so gentle and calm. He came to our adoption event at Robinson's Feed Store to be evaluated and took treats with a soft mouth from children and wagged his tail at all the dogs. Forrest is housebroken and crate trained. He pulls on lead but that is easy to fix. Forrest has been well loved and cared for but he jumps his family's three foot fence and goes "wandering" so they are giving him up.



2 year old yellow female. Ginger came to her foster home several months ago...terrified, confused, neglected...she found a spot all the way in the corner of the backyard, behind the bushes where no one could see her or bother her. She was not used to human company. She spent the first year of her life locked up inside a barn with no light or human contact. It took her many weeks to finally come out from behind the bushes and start exploring the yard little by little. It took another several weeks for her to come close to a human. Now, 6 months later, she is still scared of sudden movements, strangers and loud noises but she has made tremendous progress. She allows some petting (not by everyone), she comes in the house on her own and uses the dog door, she appears to be housetrained, and gets along with dogs and even cats. Ginger will need a VERY patient family and a quiet home where she will be allowed to continue to blossom.

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


HHUNTER 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. Hunter wants a home, a yard, some kids to play with and maybe a doggie buddy. Walks are on his list, too. Hunter has settled down in his new foster home and is doing great! He gets along with all other dogs big and small, loves people company and is completely house trained. We’ve also learned that he knows how to sit, lay-down, stay, fetch, shake, and speak!

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

JAKE --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

                         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.



18 month old yellow female. This adorable girl came to us from the Stockton Shelter. There may be a little something else in there, but 90% is pure Lab. So far we know she likes to ride in the car…jumped right into the crate, looked around then took a nap. Jenelle has been in quarantine in a kennel so we don’t know if she is housebroken. She sat for treats and was pretty good on lead…although she was in a hurry to get out of the Shelter. She is friendly with other dogs, we don’t know about cats.

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LUCKY 6 year old, 85 pound chocolate male. Lucky is a sweetheart!! He is one engaging, affectionate, terrific companion. Lucky's owner had to take a job with long hours away from home. She graciously (and sadly) acknowledged that Lucky deserves a home with more attention. He loves people, is house trained, plays wonderfully--always gently--with children, adults, and other dogs. Loves to fetch! He quickly learned how to make his fetch toy squeak-squeak, to everyone’s amusement. Eager to please and obeys several commands, definitely ready to learn more. His foster family, including Cookie his foster-sister dog, will be so sad to see him go. Lucky has recovered from his eye surgery to prevent lashes from rubbing and is now healthy. He can't wait to find a forever home!



                         LUKE 2 1/2 year old black lab mix. Want a new buddy? Luke is the little lab for you! He is a 24 pound lovable little guy! He was rescued from Sutter County Animal Control. Luke gets along with other dogs but prefers to be with his human friends. He loves to go for car rides, and is pretty good on a leash. Luke loves to watch television and sleep on his foster's bed.

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, when invited, 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! UPDATE: Myra is great with the cat (cat walks up to her while she is eating and Myra doesn't even pay attention). She walks off leash right next on you. She plays with other dogs at the park. Very friendly to people and kids, she is not food or toy aggressive at all, she respects the kitchen boundaries and does not beg for food. She does not bark and shows no interest in dogs as we pass them on walks. She has not tried to get on our bed at all and seems very content with a doggie bed in the house or on the patio. She was easy to bathe, is calm for ear cleaning and teeth brushing and takes pills very well. Myra is very loving and attentive. She also uses the doggie door, does not rush to get through the door, is fine when left alone in the house...we return to find her relaxed or sleeping.

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

RUBY #2 --

                         RUBY #2 8 year old, 50 pound chocolate female. Ruby is a very sweet, loving little Lablet! We found her at a southern shelter in absolutely awful condition. She was bald over 2/3 of her body, open sores, hot spots, weighing at just under 40 pounds and severely neglected. Ruby has a touchy flea allergy and requires diligent monthly flea control. If she gets bitten just once, she will chew and chew herself. We have her allergies wonderfully under control with monthly flea/tick meds and grain free food. Ruby gets along fabulously with her foster brothers and sister, she came right in and blended in perfectly. She has a great nose for critters, is VERY interested in the mice and rabbits on our property. A cat and small critter free home is a must. Ruby has perfect house manners, but she can counter-surf with the best of them even at her small size. She sleeps on the bed with us, and is kenneled during the day. She is house broken and is, in my mind, perfect. She requires minimal exercise, but loves to go for walks! She would be the most perfect companion for anyone! All she wants is to be loved. Really, I truly believe that’s all she wants and needs. We believe Ruby came originally from a good breeder, she has no dew claws. We believe also she was a brood bitch. I can’t say enough about what a good girl she is, she is loving, well behaved and we will miss her, but I promised her she would love her forever home. Ruby could stand to gain about 10 more pounds, but she eats 4 cups of food a day and she might just be one of those teeny tiny little girls. Will you provide my girl with the best forever home? She will repay you with dancing, hopping, kisses, hugs and Labbie blanket warmth.


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.

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!


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.

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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