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

   This list was last updated on   
17 April 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: Bodie and Wilma


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 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

Sunday, April 19

come see Duce, Ellie, Hershey
and Molly


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

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 Butch
Abby Duce BonBon
Ginger Molly Ellie

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                         ABBY 9 year old black female. Abby is a super sweet and mellow girl. She's a little on the heavy side right now, but we're working on that. She's great with other dogs, and loves one-on-one attention with her human. She can't get enough belly rubs and pets. She likes to go on walks, but isn't so big on fetching. She's housebroken and sleeps all night on her bed. She has been good with my 3 cats, but will bark at them if they tease her. She loves her meals, but won't try to steal the other dog's food. All in all, just a sweet, loveable girl.

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!


BODIE 7 year old chocolate male. Bodie was owner surrendered to CCLRR due to separation anxiety. Left outside all day while his owners were at work, Bodie would bark, howl and try to escape from the yard. At his foster home, Bodie is allowed to stay inside the house while his foster parents are gone. He has learned how to use the doggie doors and has been a gentleman with his behavior in the house. As long as he is not left alone in the back yard, there is no barking or howling. He gets along with the three dogs in the house (two Labs and a terrier mix). He is a sweet boy and just wants to be loved. He walks well on leash, likes to play ball and enjoys toys and bones. His anxiety is best handled by either ignoring it or snapping him out of it, and then praising him when he is calm. We have seen a dramatic improvement in his anxiety levels using these techniques. The ideal home for Bodie would be one with calm, firm owners, one or two mellow dogs who like to play, a home where he is able to be in the house while his owners are out (has doggie doors) and where there is lots of patience and encouragement.


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.


BUTCH 9 year old black male. We found this boy at the Yuba County Shelter and scooped him right up. He is the sweetest, gentlest guy. Just loves every bit of attention you give him. Butch is pretty good on lead, rode well in the car and greeted the other dogs at the kennel with a wagging tail. Butch is your typical happy Labrador with lots of love to give, and deserves a soft bed and loving home in his senior years.

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


DAISY 5 year old chocolate female. Daisy is a big, lovely, chunky girl and looks exactly like what she is, a Labrador/Chesapeake Bay Retriever cross. She has the beautiful curly coat of a Chessie and the sweet disposition of a Lab. One of our volunteers found her at Sacramento County Animal Control and scooped her right up. UPDATE: Daisy is now in a foster home, and we’ve learned she is great with other dogs, housebroken and has nice house manners. She also LOVES to play with her ball.


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.


DUCE 9 year old yellow male. Duce is a handsome fellow with very nice house manners. He knows sit, wait and responds to his name. He loves his walks, is very sociable at the dog park, shows no aggression towards any dog and just ignores the barking ones. He was raised with another Lab, so Duce might do best with a doggie buddy. He keeps a close eye on our cat and we are working on that, as the cat is still leery of him. This senior gentleman will make a loving companion for a lucky person or family.

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


ELLIE 9 year old black female. Ellie is a sweet older gal, who by no fault of her own is looking for a new home. She has a wonderful temperament and impeccable manners. Ellie is housebroken, friendly with everyone and prefers to be inside with her people. Even when no one is home, Ellie is camped out on her pillow relaxing. She knows how to use the doggie door in her foster home. Ellie currently resides with 3 other dogs and a cat that she would really like to chase around playfully, but poor Ellie has spent many years of her life eating too much, so she doesn't move very fast. She is on doggie Jenny Craig now. Due to Ellie being about 20 lbs. overweight, her hips are not able to sustain her weight for extended periods of time and she does have some hip dysplasia. She is currently on anti-inflammatories and pain medication for the dysplasia. Ellie also has a condition called mega-esophagus, which is very easily managed with an elevated food and water station for her meals.

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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
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                          HERSHEY 2 year old chocolate male. Hershey is a big, lovable and very playful young guy. He loves attention and loves playing with other dogs. He is gentle, but pulls a bit on lead and would benefit from continued leash training. Hershey does have a chase drive with cats, so a house without cats would be his perfect home. He loves to cuddle and sleeps on either the floor on his own dog bed, or in bed with you if you let him. Hershey seems to be housebroken – he only had two accidents the first day in his foster home and nothing since.

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


LUIGI #2 and MARIO --

LUIGI #2 & MARIO 6 month old black males. These adorable puppies came to us from the Stockton Shelter. They adore each other and while we will separate them, we would love for them to be adopted together. They are exceptionally quiet for their age, sweet and easy. They still sleep cuddled with each other but are also independent and like to venture off on their own to explore. They would love to have visitors at the kennel…bring treats!


                         MIKEY 6 year old chocolate male. This is a BIG boy, over 100 lbs., but soooo gentle. Mikey is housebroken, has excellent house manners, eats with his foster’s other dogs and shows no sign of food aggression. Mikey is very submissive and lets a 60 lb. Lab boss him's pretty cute to watch. Mikey was raised with a tiny Yorkie, he is gentle with children and would be a great family dog.


MOLLY : 10 year old yellow female. Miss Molly is as close to perfect as a Lab can get. This girl has no idea she's a senior, and other than several naps throughout the day, loves her dog park and play time. She is full of spunk and love. Molly gets along with other dogs big and small, loves children and is friendly to everyone she meets. She initiates play with her foster siblings and loves to flirt with the boys. Molly is a special needs dog and has diabetes, but you'd never know it. She will need a person or family committed to giving her daily insulin injections every 12 hours and feeding her on a strict schedule for the rest of her life. She will need to be fed special food and limited treats. Managing a diabetic dog is SO easy, as long as you feed and inject every day consistently. Because of her diabetes, Molly is also partially blind, and will need a home with no stairs, no swimming pool and secure fencing. She gets around fine and can see peripherally, but cannot see straight ahead. If she happens to bump into something accidentally, she just re-directs herself and keeps going. She has a keen sense of hearing and listens perfectly if you guide her. Molly loves her walks, is inquisitive and enjoys daily sniffing time around the block. She is housebroken, perfect on the leash, has impeccable house manners, sleeps quietly through the night and knows how to use the dog door in her foster home. Molly is an angel who deserves to live out her twilight years with a person or family who will spoil her....she returns the love tenfold.

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.

PAIGE --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

PAIGE 18 month old yellow female. This beautiful and obviously purebred girl came to us from the Chowchilla Shelter. She is smart, focuses well and learns fast. Now, that being said, she has had very little training. After working with her for 20 minutes she was doing a very nice sit and down…she works very well for food treats and will be so easy to train. She is starved for attention and wants to please. Paige is still on kennel cough quarantine but welcomes visitors.

RANDY --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

RANDY 18 month old chocolate male. This boy is adorable, he'll make you laugh while he's chewing your hose. HE'S A PUPPY!!!! Randy is housebroken, great with other dogs, (even makes his foster's grumpy old dog play with him) has excellent house manners and sleeps on his bed in his foster's bedroom all night. Now, all those good things being said, he will chew anything he can get his teeth on. Furniture, soft toys and DO NOT LEAVE SHOES LYING AROUND. When you catch him and tell him to "LEAVE IT" he looks at you with such innocence you just want to laugh. He will outgrow this, and he doesn't dig, so all things considered he really is a good puppy.

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 #2 11 year old black male Lab mix. Sam was the beloved companion of a gentleman for 11 years. Sadly, the gentleman passed away late last year and as you can imagine, Sam was bewildered by the sudden change in his living situation. When he came to his foster family, he was underweight and depressed. But with time, love and patience from his foster family, Sam has blossomed and continues to improve. UPDATE: Sam's foster family reports that he is a wonderful family dog with impeccable house manners. He takes treats gently from your hand and sleeps quietly on the floor of their 9-year old's room every night. You would never know that he's 11 when you see him walking three miles a day, playing with the family's six month old puppy or jumping into the car for a much-loved ride around town. Sam does have some health issues – he had a lump on his rear leg which was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor. The tumor has since been surgically removed; however, we do not know if it has metastasized, or if it will present again in the future. Some of our volunteers’ own dogs with the same diagnoses continue to do fine after several years. Sam eats well, plays, has a gleaming, sleek black coat and bright eyes. He eats a grain-free diet, gets a glucosamine tab and Missing Link supplement, but takes no other meds. He is ready and waiting for his forever home.

SAM --    ADOPTED!   Thank You!!

                         SAM 6 year old chocolate male. Sam is a 95 lb. hunk of love. He is Millie’s brother, but they were recently separated after being raised together from puppyhood and he is thriving with new people, places and experiences. Sam knows how to use a dog door and is good with cats. Sam needs some leash training, but he’s good about not jumping up on people. He hasn't chewed anything in his foster’s home or had any accidents in the house. He is playful at the dog park, loves other dogs and loves to swim and retrieve.

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


TEDDY 3-4 year old chocolate male. This handsome boy is a very dark chocolate, but looks black unless you have him in the sun. Teddy is so sweet. We scooped him up from the Yuba County Shelter. He rode well in a crate in the car, walked easily on lead, knows sit and gets along with other dogs. Teddy was already neutered when we found him, so we know he was someone's well cared for family member. UPDATE: We have discovered this sweet boy is housebroken and has had some training. He will make a lovely companion.


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.


                         WILMA 4-5 year old chocolate female. This lovely girl came to us from a local shelter and our volunteer scooped her right up. Wilma is currently on kennel cough quarantine, but so far we know she loves to retrieve a ball and doesn’t like being confined to her kennel. She has had several litters of puppies in her life. We'll know more about her in a week or two, but she is friendly with everyone she meets and full of love.


ZOEY 6 year old black female. This girl is a love, we have had her for several weeks now. Zoey came to us with such bad flea dermatitis she was almost bald. Poor girl, no one ever gave her flea preventative. You should see her coat now. Her hair is growing back and she feels SO much better. Zoey is housebroken, has lovely manners, gets along with other dogs, is good with children and is such a doll. Her foster raves about her.

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.


Bear is an energetic, smart young Labrador Retriever mix. He gets along well with other friendly dogs and loves being around people. He knows some commands, walks pretty well on a leash and rides calmly in a vehicle. Bear is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. He enjoys playing in water and is very athletic. To learn more about Bear, please contact SNIPPP at 530 336-6006 or go to


BELLA and LUKE are sweet little 2 year old 25 lb. mixes. Our volunteer couldn’t resist these two. Bella’s owner couldn’t keep her because she was living in an apartment with 2 other small dogs. Luke was rescued from Sutter County Animal Control. They love each other and play together all the time. We would love to see them stay together, but they can be adopted separately. Both dogs are housebroken, good on a leash and like to ride in the car. They get along with other dogs but love human company most of all. They are neutered and current on vaccinations. Kathy 530-701-1877 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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