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

   This list was last updated on   
15 August 2014

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


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 Gus#2, Oscar#2, Duke,
Cookie (after 12PM), Sansa, Magnus
and Loomis

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.


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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


Bear #3



Gus #2
Simon Sammy Boga
Magnus Cash Zeus
  Oscar #2  

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ABBIE #2 -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

ABBIE #2 5 year old 75 lb. chocolate female lab mix. I’m Abbie and I want to be your co-pilot! I have a shimmering chocolate coat and white markings. I could be younger (my teeth are lovely). I was sprung from the Yuba County shelter where the staff said I probably would not have made it out alive if not for a wonderful CCLRR volunteer. I was picked up as a stray but I was obviously someone’s beloved pet. I am housebroken and know all my basic commands—sit, stay, no, wait, let’s go, lie down. I walk well on a leash but my favorite activity is to ride in the car. I enjoy being a co-pilot. My tail wags a mile a minute and I smile, too. I have been known to see what’s on the kitchen counter but am easily corrected. I do not like other dogs in my face and will let the offending dog know with a growl. I can be possessive of my rawhide chewer too, but again I am easily corrected. I had puppies at some point but am in excellent shape. My foster mom has a pool and I enjoy a dip and a swim but am not manic about swimming for toys like my foster siblings are. I am an ace retriever and am very interested in birds flying overhead. I have no health problems, have been spayed and had all my shots so I am ready to be your co-pilot.


ALEX -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!


ALEX 9 year old yellow male. What can we tell you about Alex? We can go on and on about his sad story, and bad luck, and how his family didn't want him anymore because he was getting old... Well, his luck changed. He was spotted at the shelter by one of the volunteers and she contacted Lab Rescue. This is what she said: "I walked by the kennel today where I saw this older looking lab, just laying there on the floor, looking sad and miserable and lonely...I walked in his kennel to say hi, and his ears perked up and he got up quickly to say hello. He licked my hand, leaned against me and looked at me with those big sad eyes...I knew I had to get him out of there..." Alex is now resting comfortably and peacefully on his own dog bed, in his own foster home, with his own foster family and even couple of other labs for company. He is so wonderful with other dogs, just mellow and friendly as can be. He just loves to be with his people and he is just the best company anyone can wish for. He has so much to give, and the only thing that he asks in return is to be with you...forever!

UPDATE: Alex’s new foster mom says: He is the sweetest boy you can meet, loves laying in the yard with me, loves snuggling (he crawls right up and snuggles in - its precious), likes short walks, gets very excited for breakfast and dinner, and gives gentle kisses. He is not food or toy aggressive, doesn't tug on his leash when walking, and just has all the love in the world to share with those around him. Alex would benefit from a relaxed, lightly active home. He prefers to spend his days relaxing and sharing his love.


AXEL -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

AXEL 6 year old black male. This lovely mellow boy came to us from the volunteers at the Tuolumne County Shelter. How he found his way there we don't know. This poor boy is in the kennel and he hates it. He loves playing in the exercise yard and wants to play with the toddlers at the kennel. He is housebroken, waits to be let out to do his "business." This boy is going to make a really wonderful family dog. UPDATE: Axel is in a foster home now and plays well with his other doggie friends. It's unknown how he would react to cats. He has settled in and likes his freedom to roam around the yard. His daily adventure is chasing birds. He loves to ride in the car and likes lounging in the car even if you're not going anywhere. Axel knows basic obedience, walks nicely on leash, has good house manners and is potty trained and non food aggressive. He sleeps quietly in his crate all night, takes treats with a gentle mouth, will bark to alert you of strangers, and enjoys cuddling up with you to take a nap. Axel is happy chewing on his Nyla Bone and playing ball. He is gentle with small children and a true lab, loving the water. He goes to the back door and hits the doorknob with his nose when he wants out. Have him sit and he'll give you paw shakes. This sweet boy is an excellent house dog, just laying around wherever you are and is as quiet as a mouse. Axel is ready and looking for his fur-ever home with a family to call his very own.

"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."


BEAR #2 -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

BEAR #2 is an 8 year old 98 lb. AKC registered chocolate male. There have been some changes in his family’s home life and Bear is left alone a lot and misses his long walks. Don’t let Bear's calm nature and good manners fool you into thinking he is a couch potato. Bear has plenty of energy and is ready to walk, hike or swim anytime you take him. He is house trained and knows how to use a doggie door. He has been well looked after and healthy all his life. He knows sit, stay, down, leave it and fetch. He is curious about cats, chases squirrels in the yard and will pull on the lead if he sees a squirrel on a walk. Bear doesn’t bark unless there is someone around he doesn’t know. Like most labs, he is very food motivated and will sit and stare at you when you have a treat you are going to offer him. Don’t leave any goodies on the counter or he will help himself! Other than food, nothing else at home will be stolen or chewed. Bear loves human company but does not need attention all the time. At the end of the day, he will lay at your feet just to be next to you. Even though he was raised with a child who is now 7 years old, Bear would do best with kids at least 8 years old because of his size. Come and meet Bear and try him out on a walk…he would love to go for long walks or hikes.


BEAR #3 --   

BEAR #3 is an 11 year old ~90 pound chocolate male. Found as a stray by a rural shelter, they were certain as well trained (and fed) as this boy is, that his people would surely come for him. They didn't and rescue was called. Bear appears to be house trained, you can tell him to go lie on his bed and he does it. He knows sit, shake, down, wait, leave it...all the commands a dog should learn in basic obedience class. He is good with other dogs, don't know about cats. Did I mention what a happy boy he is? Bear has lived in the Sierras where a thick fur coat is valuable but not here in the valley. So he is getting 'furminated' daily and will get a nice bath this weekend so that he can he will be clean and soft and ready to meet his new family.


BO --

BO 4 year old 70 lb. yellow male that was adopted by a family late last year. He is a delight with people and kids; however, he can be pushy, over stimulated and territorial over space with other dogs. He gets along with other dogs in so many situations but the family felt they did not have the tools to work with Bo so they returned him to rescue. Now he has been at O'Brien kennels for 3 months where he was evaluated and has received some behavior management training. Along with that, we are told Bo is a very talented, natural, water retriever with superior drive and focus. He would make a great duck dog but of course with professional training. It seems that humans are secondary to his love for everything outdoors…birds, rabbits, and trees and bushes. When he was with a family he loved to play ball or just relax in the yard. He did not chew, destroy, dig, bark or whine and went readily onto his bed or into his crate to sleep through the night.


BOGA --   

BOGA is a nearly 9 year old 80 pound chocolate male mix. He's been through a lot these last few months of his life. First, he came to rescue because of a torn ACL, it was repaired and then his tail had to be amputated for wagging it so hard in the crate he had to live in while his knee healed. Everything healed, and he went off to his new home and now he's back with us having been returned through no fault of his own. Boga is the biggest baby you'll ever meet. He's fine with other dogs and would be happy with a dog buddy. He may try to mount when he first meets a new dog, but if they growl, he'll go running. And he often growls as a greeting with new dogs (it's his way of saying “I'm tough, but please don't hurt me")...if a dog growls back, he will literally hide behind your legs. He has good house manners but will take a nap on the couch if a dog bed is occupied. He is totally house trained and is inside/outside during the day by way of a doggie door. Boga will be your shadow when you are home...he definitely enjoys the company of his humans. He is also good on and off leash (after the initial excitement of going for a walk). Boga is looking for a place to call preferably with carpeting or a non slippery surface (hardwood and laminate make him nervous...he will jump from one rug to the next to avoid the surface). I never said he isn't quirky but his quirkiness makes him incredibly endearing.



BOGART 8 month old chocolate male. This stunning and obviously purebred boy just came to us from the Yuba County Shelter. How a Lab this well bred wasn't claimed is a mystery. He rode well in a crate in the car, loaded without a problem. He has obviously been on a lead before and was reasonably well behaved for a "teenage" Lab. Bogart is on kennel cough quarantine but would love to have visitors. We'll update you as we learn more about him.




BRODIE and SISSY black male and female, 8 years old and offered at a bonded pair rate of $200. To start with they are litter mates and have been together for their entire lives. So they have to be adopted together. They had a loving owner for their life till now, but unfortunate housing changes caused this change. These labs are so fun and even funny. They have great recall, call them and they run back fast. They love to fetch, and know sit and stay. They are great with our two labs, they are all good friends. I've fostered lots of labs for CCLRR, loved them all but Sissy and Brodie, even though there are two of them, have been the easiest and the most fun. They are small and have some grey, but are just so active, nice and responsive. Please give them a look. They like a nice fenced clean yard, a warm house and as much attention as you can give. You will love these siblings if you meet them.


BUCK #2 --

BUCK #2 is an energetic and curious 9 month old yellow boy who will be on the petite side when full grown. He is a typical puppy - playful, rambunctious, and active. He will benefit from an owner who can invest time in exercising, training and teaching him some doggie manners (like most puppies he can be mouthy and jumps up). In return he will reward you with love, loyalty and companionship. He loves wrestling with his foster brothers, chasing balls, and getting wet! He is housebroken but also trained to use a doggie door. He was previously crated at night but sleeps quietly in the bedroom on the floor. Whether you are looking for a rousing game of tug-of-war, or need a quiet companion by your side while you read, Buck seems very adaptable and would make a great addition to any pack as long as you don’t have cats…he chases them. His foster says she wishes all her fosters were this easy!



CASH 9 ½ year young yellow male. This stunning boy was purchased as a puppy from a breeder of top show Labs. The breeder is known for producing wonderful sweet temperament as well as stunningly beautiful and sound Labs. Cash is housebroken, has lovely manners and gets along with everybody both 2 and 4 footed. His only bad habit...he will “dumpster dive”…loves to get into the garbage looking for food (gee how unusual for a Lab). Come see this wonderful boy.



9 year old yellow female. This adorable tiny (43 lbs) girl has never gotten the memo that says she is nine. She flies after her ball and brings it back and drops it at your feet. Chamie as we call her is the sweetest gentlest soul except when she is fetching her ball. She is housebroken, uses a doggie door and has perfect house manners. Now you may prefer your Labs to sleep on the floor but “Princess Chamie” sleeps in an armchair (covered) in the bedroom and that’s just fine with her foster. Chamie gets along fine with dogs and quiet children. She is a bit shy so please no rowdy sword wielding boys please. Chamie has one quirk that took us a while to figure out…she simply wasn’t eating and we discovered if she was alone, no dogs, no humans, she ate all her food...if people or dogs enter the room she leaves her food and won’t eat anymore. Obviously during her time at the shelter she lost weight...she is being fed 3 times a day to catch up.
UPDATE: Chamie is scared of cats.



CHEWY 7 year old yellow male. This poor guy, his owners had to give him up so they did the best they could, they took him to the Sacramento SPCA who called us. This is a really nice boy, obedience trained and he so wants to please. He lived with other dogs and his owners left lots of information on him…all his commands, what he likes. He knows sit, down, stay, come, wait and “spin.” He is a hunk and just soooo cute. Chewy is having a wonderful time running on the grass and playing with two male labs at his foster home. He will chase a cat…so he needs a cat free home. Chewy has been to several adoption events where he was a perfect gentleman and took treats from children with such a soft mouth.



CISCO 3 year old chocolate male, only 45 lbs. Cisco is very eager to please and he loves to love. He walks well on a leash but could use some more leash time. He shows no aggression with other dogs, in fact he loves playing with our other two labs. He doesn't seem to be too concerned about our ranch cats. Cisco sleeps in a crate at night in the house and sleeps through the night. I think this guy is just happy to be living in the moment waiting for that forever home.


COCO -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

COCO 6 year old chocolate female. This girl is a beautiful English show Lab covered in 100 lbs of fat. This poor girl has been allowed to almost eat herself to death. She should weigh 70 lbs max. She is so sweet but the weight she is carrying is really awful. Yes she is on a diet, yes she will lose the weight and yes she will be beautiful. Just look at that sweet face and her personality is just as sweet. Follow along as we bring her back to her lovely self.



COOKIE is a 2 year old, fun, energetic chocolate Aussie Lab mix. She is a petite little girl, maybe 50 pounds. We just couldn't resist helping her find her forever home, she is just too adorable. She was a stray from a local shelter. Cookie is great with other dogs, she is crate and kennel trained, and has perfect house manners. She just loves her humans, she is a super companion! Pictures don't do her just justice, she doesn't sit still long enough for a photo. Cookie would do best in a home with no small children. With her breed mix, we also recommend a cat-free home. She loves to play fetch with her stick, she loves wrestling with her foster siblings, loves sitting next to or on you for kisses, and loves sleeping with her humans, too. If you are looking for a very loving, fun girl, this cookie is for you!

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



DANNY 5 year old yellow male. Danny is a small chunky little boy at 54 lbs. who just came to us from the Sutter County Shelter. So far we know he is good with other dogs, rides well in the car in a crate and absolutely hates being confined to a you blame him? He is on kennel cough quarantine but welcomes visitors. We'll update you as we learn more about him.



DUKE 6 year old chocolate male. This boy is a hoot. That is not a gray muzzle it's white whiskers. Duke looks like a perfect chocolate Lab but we think an Airedale wandered into his family tree way back. He has Airedale-like whiskers and eyebrows, makes him look pretty cute. Duke has some serious training, he knows sit, down, wait, walks on lead and is housebroken. Add to all that, he adores and is gentle with small children. In short, he’s a gem. Come see our clown faced boy!

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

EBONY -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

EBONY is a 1 year old 50 lb black female lab-shepherd mix. Ebony was surrendered to the Calaveras Humane Society by a senior who could not keep up with Ebony’s puppy energy. She knew nothing so her foster has house trained her and has taught her commands like sit, leave it, off and come. Ebony is very smart and handles correction well. She likes to play fetch and will retrieve the ball but we are working on “drop it.” She also loves going on walks and does okay on a leash with a little pulling. She exhibits typical lab puppy behavior such as mouthing and chewing and can be caught stealing shoes, socks, toys and counter surfing. Ebony gets along with other dogs and loves to play and would do best with a doggie buddy that also likes to play. She needs an active family that can take her for walks or hikes. At night she sleeps quietly on her doggie bed, on your bed, or peacefully in a crate. With continued obedience training, Ebony will make a fun addition to your family.

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


FLIN is the cutest little 6 month old black male puppy. Friendly, affectionate, and wiggly just like a typical Lab puppy. He is well on his way to being completely house trained, he loves to play with other dogs and he really enjoys kid’s company. Unfortunately, Flin's activity has been restricted for a little while since he came to us with a broken leg. The surgery has been done, his leg has been fixed and he is doing very well! Even though he may not be ready to go to his forever home yet, he would love to have visitors and meet his new family. So swing by and meet little Flin, you will fall in love!

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



2 year old yellow female. Poor little Ginger did not have a very good start to her life. She is not even 2 years old and she spent her whole life living isolated in a barn with many other dogs with very little to no attention at all. That is no life for any dog, especially not for a Lab. Ginger's luck changed when she was rescued from that horrible situation. Long story short, she just arrived into her new foster home and she is doing amazingly well considering what she has gone through. She gets along wonderfully with other dogs, but we don't know about cats yet. She will need lots and lots of TLC and some patience from her new family, but from everything we’ve seen so far, we are very confident that she will make a wonderful family member.


GUS #2 --

GUS #2 9 year old yellow male, approximately 80 lbs. Gus is a big silly boy who always seems to be happy and will shake your hand the moment you meet. He loves going for walks, having his belly rubbed, and snuggling up with you. Gus is currently learning more commands such as: stay, leave it, and drop it (for playing fetch). He already knows the basic commands. He is a very excited boy who loves attention but also mellows down while in the house and sleeps through the night. Gus is a vocal boy and will talk to you when he has something to say (super cute!!!). He is an only dog in my house and seems to love it; however, his previous foster noted that he loves his doggie girlfriends. Gus would be perfect for a family with older kids or someone who wants a very loving companion. Gus will put a smile on your face the moment you meet him.

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




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.




HARVEY 8 year old yellow male. This sweet boy found his way to the Stockton Shelter and no one came for him. Well we scooped him right up. His coat looks awful but a bath will fix that. Harvey jumped right into the crate in my SUV and said "Get me out of here." This is the older dog you dream of. Housebroken, loves everybody, knows sit and down and walks on lead, gets along with everybody and look at that sad face...we just wanted to hug him and did, dirt and all. He wagged his tail so hard we thought it just might come off. Come see "Mr. Perfect."


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KONA 9 year old chocolate female. Don't let the grey fool you...this is a YOUNG girl. She came to us from the Oakdale Shelter and she jumped into my SUV without any could almost hear her shouting "GET ME OUT OF HERE." She has obviously had some training and we believe she is housebroken. So far she hasn't met any strangers...her transporter, the vet, her foster...she greets everyone with a wagging tail and a smile.

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LILLY is a beautiful, full of life, 8 year old chocolate female. Lilly’s human made the tough decision to surrender her when she found out she would no longer be able to care for her. Lilly is a loving and gentle soul. Don’t let her sugar face deceive you, she is full of energy, she LOVES to go for walks and loves her foster family’s pool! Lilly was a little chubby when she came to her foster family, but she is slimming nicely and with another 6 pounds or so she will be just right! Lilly was raised with a cat, but will chase cats that run. She gets along great with her foster sister Jessie, they play and swim and play some more! Lilly spent time alone when her human worked, but has had someone at home for the past couple of years. She is content to hang out in the garage while her foster parents are out of the house, and she is fully versed in doggy door! Lilly would probably do best in a home with older children that won’t climb and pull on her. She would love to go to a home with another doggie playmate to keep her company. Lilly does tend to pull on a leash, but we are sure her new family can help her with that. Lilly is the perfect girl, ready to play with and cuddle with you.


LILLY #2 --

LILLY #2 is a very special 5 month old small yellow female puppy. She had surgery to repair a malformation of her esophagus on May 28th thanks to generous donations. Although Lilly still needs to eat blended food in a vertical position, she is a typical lab pup in every other way. She cleans up her chair after meals, loves to dig, chew, go on walks, car rides, and play. She is on the mellower side, has a gentle mouth, is crate trained, knows sit, wait, down, and is learning "roll over." She is house trained as long as she is taken outside frequently, otherwise she uses washable puppy pads. Lilly loves other dogs and every person she meets. She wishes the cats would play more with her. Lilly is looking for an unconditionally loving home where her people are around a lot and want to continue training and feeding her as recommended.



LOOMIS is a 7 year old yellow boy who is full of life and loves to be around people. He is a cuddler and is attached to his humans but also gets along great with other dogs. He believes that cats are toys to be chased so a home without cats is a must. He enjoys playing tug of war, is learning to fetch and to sit, and he is crate trained. Loomis is housebroken, hasn’t had an accident in the house and lets us know when he wants to go out by going to the back door and standing there until we let him out. He is not a barker--we have heard him bark maybe once or twice while chasing squirrels in the backyard. Loomis's greatest wish is just to be sitting at the feet of his humans while chewing on a chew toy and getting a scratch behind the ears.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.       ~ Andy Rooney


MAGNUS 3 year old chocolate male. Magnus is a big teddy bear of a dog! Gentle, sweet, friendly with all, playful, quiet...all 115 lbs of him! Just perfect! The news that is not so good for him is that he has elbow arthritis in one of his legs and he needs to be on some anti inflammatory medication for the rest of his life (we can tell you where to order it cheaply). There is nothing that can be done surgically to repair it so he will have to take medication, do some swimming and take some pain medication if need be. He likes to play with other dogs, hop around and follow his humans. He would be a perfect addition to a family who is not too active and just wants to have a big teddy bear lay next to their feet while they are relaxing after a long day at work. He really likes that!



MARLON 3 year old 75 lb. yellow male. Marlon (AKA Marlon Brando) has a really blocky head and we think great grandpa may have been a Mastiff. He is sweet and a bit shy. He came to us from the Sutter County Shelter and some Labs come out a bit shell shocked. He rode well in his crate in the car although we are sure this is the first time the poor baby has ever been in a crate. He is good with other dogs and wants to please. He curls against your leg for pets. Marlon is on kennel cough quarantine but welcomes visitors. We'll keep you posted as we learn more about this sweet boy.

"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"


NELSON -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

NELSON is a 6 -7 year old, approximately 60 lb. yellow male, who is the perfect gentleman. He gets along great with other dogs, is welcoming to new people, good with children, the sweetest disposition, and knows sit and stay. Once out of the house on a walk he is very excited at first but calms right down and walks by your side. He is very eager to please and is learning to follow routine and basic commands in a new environment. He is housebroken and is learning to use and love his crate. He is very polite to the cat who resides in his foster home. He will slowly move out of the way for the cat to walk by and doesn’t bat an eyelash when his tail is being used as a toy by the cat. If given a tennis ball he will politely carry it around wagging his tail. His favorite game is to play keep away from his foster sister, Kona. Nelson wants to be with his people as much as possible and is unhappy if they are away for very long. Nelson would do best with a family who is home much of the time. Also, he would really love to go to a home with another dog or two (any size of dog would be great for him!) to keep him company.

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.


OSCAR #2 --

OSCAR #2 9 year old 65 lb. yellow male. Oscar came to us from a family that had to move to a place where they couldn’t keep him. They say he is a kind, loveable dog who plays well with other dogs and loves walks, swimming and belly rubs. He does well with kids 5 and over but hasn’t been around younger ones. Cats, no…he chases them. He is a great watchdog. Oscar still has a lot of energy for his age and needs his daily exercise. He is being boarded where our volunteer says he is very sweet, responsive to “come” and “sit” and is not a barker in the kennel. He is crate trained for travel and ready to take that ride to his forever home.

Labrador Retriever Identifying Features:


PRINCE -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!  

PRINCE 11 year old black male. Well, “senior” sure doesn’t describe this boy. He is 11 years YOUNG! Prince loves his walks and you better be able to keep up with him. Prince, in his younger years, had professional training and was his owner’s hunting dog as well as his beloved companion. His owner died and Prince needs a new home. He is a beautifully mannered house dog and gets along with other dogs. His foster says he is as close to perfect as you’re likely to get…he is, however on a diet. Prince has had a bit too much of the good life lately and needs to shed a good 10 lbs. He will be happiest with someone who is home a lot.

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

RANGER -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

RANGER is a sweet, adorable, 5 month old yellow male. He weighs 40 pounds. His goal in life is to be your new best friend! He loves to play with other dogs. He's always happy! Come and check this little guy out!

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


SADIE #2 --

SADIE #2 6 year old black female. This girl needs a diet but under the extra weight is a purebred, English show bred Lab. She came to us from the Oakdale Shelter and how this lovely girl got there we have no idea. Her foster says: Sadie is a wonderful girl who looks right at you with her beautiful brown eyes. She loves people and other dogs and does not chase squirrels. She will chase a tennis ball and retrieve it back to you. She is not food or toy aggressive and plays well with everyone. Sadie is housebroken and loves the freedom of the doggie door. She is great on car rides and is quiet as a mouse. She sleeps on her bed all night long, but would love to snuggle with you if you let her. Sadie is just about perfect but, like many labs, will grab any food left on the kitchen counters or table. She is excellent on lead and loves to shop at Petsmart and Home Depot.
UPDATE: Sadie is a great dog who sleeps under my desk while I work all day. She’s beautiful and smart, and loves car rides and people. Sorry to say, she does not get along with cats! Must go to a forever home with no cats.




SAMMY is a happy, fun and loving 9 year old yellow male. Sam really likes people and he is happiest when he is with other people and dogs. Sam loves that water and is great with little kids. He likes to play fetch and enjoys chasing tennis balls. He is house trained and has always been able to sleep indoors as well as play outdoors when he wants. He does pull when on a leash as he still has some good energy for getting out to the park, lake or river. He doesn’t like cats and will take off after them. Sam’s owner has had him since he was 1 year old and wants him to find the right new home…a family with kids that spend a lot of time with him and preferably another dog to play with. Sam would love to be able to continue to enjoy the water if you have a pool. Sam is a really special lab. He is very loving, gentle and super sweet. He has a shy, but energetic personality. He loves to cuddle up. Some family is going to be really happy to add Sam to their home!



SANSA 7 year old yellow female. This pretty girl came to us from the Stanislaus County Shelter. She just went to a foster home and her foster says she is real good with other dogs. She knows sit and down but has not been able to figure out the function of the dog door as of yet. All in all she is very friendly, gentle and playful. She does not bark at all but she sometimes snores when she sleeps!



SIMON is a big, black 9 year old love. He gets along with both cats and dogs, but his true love is you. He wants to be with you as much as possible and is very sad if you are away for very long. He likes walks and car rides or to just hang out at home, he just wants to do it all…with you. So clearly Simon would do best with a family who is home much of the time. This sweet old gentleman is housetrained and crate trained. Simon has a condition called hypothyroidism, which is well controlled by taking an inexpensive thyroid pill twice a day. He’s up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered, and is ready to meet his new loving family.

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




TADPOLE 2 year old black male lab mix. This little guy has quite a story. From his owner: We live on a 400 acre ranch with horses and cows. Tadpole has been a marvelous family/ranch dog. He loves to be with people and 'helps' us in all activities. Unfortunately, this summer, he over-exuberantly helped herd some horses and was stepped on. No broken bones but he did dislocate the lower hock joint. After 3 months of casting, there was no re-attachment and he was just too wiggly to let his leg heal. He had his right hind leg amputated on 10/15/13. He is fully recovered and doesn't seem to even know it is gone. He also doesn't seem to know that he needs to be more careful. I am truly concerned that he will be hurt again and am, therefore, hoping that you will help me find a loving family with a backyard. He loves to lie around the house when we are inside and is used to being in the kennel when we are gone. He always gets a 'treat' when we leave so it is never a punishment. He loves to play fetch and swim...although he hasn't tried since the amputation.


TANK -- --    ADOPTED!! Thank You!

TANK 4 year old chocolate male. This handsome guy found his way to the Stanislaus County Shelter and no one claimed him. He acts very young for his age and we suspect he was simply left in his back yard to find his own amusement. He is good with other dogs, doesn't have a mean bone in his body but no one has taught him anything. He wants to please and is just so happy to have human contact he can hardly stand himself. He learned sit in minutes and thought the treats he earned as a reward were really something special. With time and effort and exercise (remember the old adage "a tired Lab is a good Lab") he will really blossom.



TOBY 14 month old, 42 lb petite black male lab and Italian Greyhound mix is ready for the family of his dreams. Toby is a very loving puppy and he gets along well with other dogs. Toby knows sit but still needs training with other basic obedience commands. He walks well on a slip collar and loves going for walks. He is potty trained but may need reminders in a new environment. Toby has not shown aggression towards cats but should be watched if around them just in case. Toby’s dream home would have another doggie buddy, adults and children that adore him, and a place indoors to sleep and eat and feel like he is part of the family. Toby should not be left outdoors alone while his family is away. He enjoys being out but wants to be where his family is.



TUCKER 2 year old black male. This boy is adorable BUT he is BONES! His ribs and his backbone are sticking out but his tail never stopped wagging. Just look at that face. He comes to us from the Yuba County Shelter and it's obvious he was "on the road" for awhile. Some good food, a bath and a warm bed and he'll blossom. He loaded in the crate in the car, rode quietly and went into his kennel like a perfect gentleman. Tucker isn't a big Lab...when he gains weight maybe 65 lbs...but he has so much personality. He is so cute you just have to smile watching him. Tucker is on kennel cough quarantine and we'll keep you posted on his progress.

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

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



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

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


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



ZEUS 9 year old black male. Zeus came to us from the Stanislaus County Shelter in Modesto weighing 103 lbs, is down to 95 now and we'll work on getting another 10 lbs off. He loaded up into the back of my SUV and went directly into a crate with no problem, rode all the way home with a big smile on his face. He’s just now new in foster home care and is loving it. This boy is as graceful and gentle as a kitten. He walks nicely on leash and gets along with his new foster dog buddies. He is house trained and went to the back door when he wanted out. Zeus is a real mellow fellow, he just wants to please and be with his humans.

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)

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 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.


Special Needs dog in Bellingham, WA

Would you like to be greeted by a pup whose tail is wagging so hard his whole body wags? Koda is a 3 yr old, 63 lb neutered Black Lab who is super sweet and affectionate. Until recently he lived in homes where he had very few boundaries. He arrived with serious anxiety but has learned to calm himself. He “waits” to be called for dinner or to go in or out of a door. He “sits” very well. He is learning “Down” & “Stand” & “Watch Me” & to treadmill for kibble. Sometimes is a “velcro” dog and sometimes just wants to run & play, after which he comes & sits at my feet. He rides calmly tethered (to the seatbelt) in the car. He is crate trained. Koda graduated Basic Manners 101 class. He is very good-natured around other dogs and with children. He is not reactive to people or dogs in the street or to fireworks. Koda is on medications for epilepsy. He’s a special needs puppy with an enormous amount of love to give and a very strong need to please. He needs a home with clear & firm boundaries to feel secure. They say you can't buy love, but you can sure have adoration with Koda. Koda is looking for a forever home where he will be loved and nurtured and appreciated and kept safe with really good boundaries. He deserves this.

Koda also has his own Facebook page.
Please contact . We would be able to assist with transport, so anyone interested would not need to pay for that part of an adoption.


Bear is an 8-10 years young Lab (Don't let that grey fool you!). He was rescued from a high-kill shelter after his family abandoned him in favor of a puppy. He is friendly with everyone he meets - people and dogs. He is even good with cats, too! He has good house manners and is very calm. He would be the perfect 'take to work dog.' He loves his walks and just wants to be with his people. Bear has a lot of personality and is much better looking than these photos. He knows many commands, is crate-trained and is good in the car and fully potty trained. Bear is micro-chipped, heart worm negative and current on his vaccinations. Adoption fee is negotiable. THIS IS A COURTEST POSTING FOR NCLRR. PLEASE CONTACT HOLLY DIRECTLY AT (650) 322-9888, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING BEAR.


Moose -- 4-yr-old, 80 lb, neutered black lab Special Needs

Hi, my name is Moose! I am one big furball of wags and cuddles! I am a super affectionate, loyal, kind-hearted and gentle spirit. I truly melt the heart of anyone who meets me. I was born blind, but that does not slow me down! Being blind is all I have ever known, so to me it is normal! I can memorize any new floor plan within just a few hours, and if you see me about to bump into something all you have to say is “bonk!” and I usually will stop right away. Sometimes you will need to help me get down stairs, or couches, or beds, but after a few times I get the hang of it.

I love all people. I would stay by your side all day if you want. I just love being around you giving you lots of tail wags and head nudges. I like to think of myself as a lap dog; yes, I am big, but that doesn’t stop me; I love to snuggle up! I will even share the bed with you if you let me! I like other animals as well! Since I can’t see, my fellow canine friends have told me I can be a little forward, but I am just excited to meet them! I am great with cats as well, they are not prey to me, instead, they are another friend to hang out with! I do well with people of all ages too, young and old, just know sometimes I can get very excited with all the new people to meet.

My favorite thing in the world to do besides just being with you is to go on walks with you! Daily walks are the best! I love, love adventure and am up for almost anything! I am 100% house trained, and know all the basic commands too. I have been told I am a smarty pants and could learn to do just about anything as long as there is a yummy prize at the end. I would love to go to a home where my human can be my best friend and spend lots of time with, and one that will also keep up with my fun, active side as well. I am not interested in living in a backyard or garage because how would I get to spend time with you there? I am looking for a lifelong companion and a warm home to call my own.

What his GGLRR rep says: Moose’s owners made the heartbreaking decision to rehome their beloved dog… due to non-dog job/family/financial situations that have left them unable to provide him the life he deserves. Moose is a special-needs dog that deserves a special owner who is willing to patiently work with Moose to learn the layout of his new home, reduce his leash-pulling behaviors, and teach him how to properly meet, greet and play with other dogs. Moose’s lack of sight is more than made up by his lively and loving personality. Moose is micro-chipped and will soon be current on his rabies and distemper shots.

If you are interested in Moose, call GGLRR Rescue Rep Dave 415-686-4248.


SUNNY is an 8-year-old yellow lab or lab mix with a disposition to match her name. She is affectionate, playful, and fun-loving. Sunny came to Lily’s Legacy when her owner passed away, so she needs lots and lots of TLC. Sunny can sometimes be nervous in new situations, but is friendly with people and OK with other dogs. She will require regular exercise and is well-suited for an active family. 415-488-4984

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