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

   This list was last updated on   
28 August 2015

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

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New This Week: Baron, Coco, Libby & Midnight

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.



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



One of our volunteers got a call from a Bay Area shelter about a stray 7 or 8 year old yellow lab that the owners did not come for. He had a limp and some swelling on his leg so we had it checked out. Turns out he needs a $2500 surgery! It's called FHO surgery and information is in this link:

We'll be sure to update you on his progress. If you'd like to donate please use one of our PayPal links or send your donation to CCLRR, 1811 Finch Dr., Roseville CA 95661. Thank you!

8/21update: Ben had his FHO surgery about 2 weeks ago and is recovering nicely so far. Thank you everyone for your donations! We'll keep you updated as time goes on. Here he is resting his head in the toy box.

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

Chloe Barbie BonBon
Zorro Tasha Sam #2

look for these markers:       or     
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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


8 1/2 year old black female. Beautiful Barbie wants to find a lifelong partner or family that will include her in all of their activities. Her ideal environment would be with someone who is home all the time or could take her to work. 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 is VERY gentle when taking treats. She waits politely for her food to be delivered. She gets along great with all dogs, LOVES kids more than life and men too! She will chase cats. If you meet her you will fall in love!


6 month old chocolate male Lab mix. Baron is the sweetest, most gentle boy! He absolutely loves and craves attention. He’s a “Leaning Lab” too and will lean against you and close his eyes while you stroke his head and pet him. Baron has the most gorgeous mahogany chocolate coloring, he is simply stunning. Baron doesn’t know too many commands, but he’s so smart and willing to learn and please, training him will be a breeze. We think Baron has some hound in him, his ears are big and long. Baron will need a person or family willing to make a commitment to his consistent training and development as he is still a young pup. Baron is located at our kennels right now, he would love to have visitors come for meet and greets and to see what a cutie pie he is! This boy is just a doll.

BELLA --   ADOPTED!   Thank You!!


6 ½ year old black female. We are absolutely BAFFLED as to how our drop-dead gorgeous Bella is still available! This supermodel is the quintessential Labrador…LOVES doggie-proof toys and balls (will carry one around in her mouth all day), is great with men, women and children and awesome with other dogs. She LOVES swimming and playing in pools and the river. Bella knows sit and stay. She gets along with cats and would do best with an active family or person that will exercise both her body and mind.


6 year old AKC registered purebred chocolate male. This handsome boy is Red's brother. He was raised on a ranch but would love to be a city dog. Walks, soft beds inside with his humans and a "little brother or sister of the human variety" would make him very happy. Blue is good with other dogs, loves to play with his ball and will be an amazing family companion.



7 year old chocolate male. Bodie was owner surrendered to CCLRR due to a bit of 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 with the other dogs 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 four dogs in the house (two Labs, a foster puppy 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. 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 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.


8 year old chocolate male. This handsome boy comes to us from a well-known breeder of top show Labs. Buddy is the classic show Labrador, with a boxy body and beautiful square head. Buddy is house broken, has had professional obedience training and would be the perfect companion for an active family. He is a big boy, so no toddlers - but children 8 and over would be fine.

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


2 year old chocolate female. Coco came to us from the Sacramento SPCA. Our volunteer saw her and knew we had to spring her from the chaos of that environment. She was absolutely terrified with all those strange dogs barking and very stressed in her kennel. She is settling in well in a quiet, safe and supportive foster home and grows more confident every day. We think she is housebroken and she knows basic commands. Because of her fearfulness, no children please.

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


GINGER ~~~ 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.

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
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


6 year old black female. This sweet girl came to us from the Stockton Shelter. Poor Katie was a mess when we rescued her – she had infections in both ears, was grossly overweight, had kennel cough and terrible flea dermatitis. Through all of these ailments, her tail still wagged and she adored everyone she met. So far we know she loves to retrieve and is probably housebroken. Come see Katie, we know you'll fall in love with her!

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


6 1/2 year old, 68 lb. black female. Libby is a very quiet, calm girl who would love a quiet household with or without another dog. She is good with all dogs, large and small, OK with cats, great on a leash, potty-trained and loves car rides. She would do best without kids as she prefers to just lie at your feet for ear rubs without children jumping on her. Libby would be perfect for a senior couple or single person. She sleeps by the side of your bed or on it if allowed. This almost perfect dog has just one teeny little flaw...she will take care of any food you happen to leave out on your counter - but hey, she’s a Lab after all!

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:


2-3 year old, 80 lb. black male. Midnight is a calm, sweet boy that is always happy. He gets along wonderfully with his foster’s three Labs and plays well with them. Midnight shares toys nicely and is a go-along, get-along type of guy. His foster has horses, a goat and a cat, and Midnight shows no interest in any of them at all, so he would be fine with cats or livestock. He also gets along well with small dogs. Midnight has excellent house manners, knows to go lay down on his bed at night and rides well in the car. He loves to look out the window as you drive. His foster is working on his leash manners and reports that Midnight listens, responds well and learns very quickly. He knows sit and is working on down and stay. Midnight is a perfect gentleman, ideal for any living or family situation.

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.


8 year old chocolate female. Sweet Sadie is almost at the end of her ACL recovery and she’s rearing to go! For an older girl, she’s got a lot of energy. Sadie loves to play with toys and go on walks. Her walks will be increasing in length as she nears the end of her recovery. She is still not allowed to jump into or out of SUV’s, cars or pickups. Good thing she’s a svelte 62 lbs.! Sadie would love to have another dog companion to play with. Keep in mind her activity level is annoying to some senior dogs, but she’s willing to give it a try! Sadie is a total love bug. She enjoys lying next to you on the couch or in bed (if allowed), going on car rides and just wrestling around with you. She is a spunky girl…come and meet her!

SAM #2 --

SAM #2 11 year old black male Lab mix. Sam came to us when his owner passed away, and Sam's foster family reports that he is a wonderful family dog with impeccable house manners. Sam settled in nicely with his foster’s cat and dog with no issues at all, and his foster says he is so loving and attentive. Sam 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 is ready and waiting for his forever home and would make an amazing companion for any family.

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


               TASHA 7 year old chocolate female. This beautiful girl is totally obedience trained, housebroken, great with other dogs and loves people. Tasha does have some separation anxiety and dislikes being left alone. She is fine at her foster's home with another dog as a buddy and a doggie door. She gains confidence knowing she can come and go as she pleases when you are home. Tasha also has a condition called Diabetes Incipidus, which has nothing to do with the type of diabetes requiring daily insulin. In Diabetes Incipidus, the dog lacks a hormone that tells them that they have ingested enough water....dogs with this condition drink significant amounts of water and have to go potty very frequently. Diabetes Incipidus is managed with one pill once a day, and her meds can be found on for only $50 per month. Tasha's foster had a Labrador with this condition who lived a perfectly normal, healthy life and died of old age at 15. So, if you want a great, sweet Lab and are willing to keep her on her meds and have a doggie buddy for her, she will fit into your family just fine.


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.


9 or 10 year old black male. Want a new best friend? If so, Zorro is the boy for you! This young-at-heart boy will follow you anywhere. When we rescued him from the Sacramento City shelter, he had severe flea dermatitis, was missing half his coat and was skin and bones. Despite all this, he was happy and carefree. Just look at him now...he has gained weight and his coat is shiny black with red highlights. He loves to carry his toys around and play in the water spray from a hose. Zorro will melt your heart quicker than it takes to make a Z!

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.


Sydney is a loving little 46 pound black Lab mix. He is guessed at between 1 and 2 years old and was pulled from Sutter County Animal Control. He loves to be near his foster mom and will lean on her lightly. He also loves to sleep next to her. Sydney enjoys playing with his fellow foster dogs and is good on a leash. He could be your new best buddy! If you would like to meet Sydney you may contact his foster mom Kathy at or 530-701-1877




Spencer is a sweet wise old man. Well, he's not that old since he still likes to romp around and play with his human friends. His ideal home would be a place without small kids where he can get a nice balance of exercise and cuddle time. He would even like to sharpen his mind by taking some reward-based training classes. Spencer believes you are never too old to learn new tricks!
Contact Frances Ho at SFSPCA, (415) 522-3562 or go to
250 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



Kenna is a 6 year old, spayed female, chocolate Labrador Retriever/pointer mix, 49 lbs. Kenna is in a foster home with a 13 year female lab, a cat and two teenaged boys and she is fine with everyone. She loves people and has previously lived with kids 6, 9 and 11. Kenna is a high energy girl who needs daily walks or jogs. She would be good as an agility dog. She loves to swim and play with her Frisbee. Kenna is not an outside dog but wants to be inside with her family. She would do best with someone who is home a lot. Here is her video: . If you are interested in adopting Kenna, contact Charlene at 916-477-7046.

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."

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


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