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

   This list was last updated on   
20 November 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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As a non-profit organization, Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue relies on the generosity of donations to save precious canine lives. Our Labradors come into our care for many different reasons - we help the sick, injured, pregnant, orphaned and surrendered. Our Labradors come from high kill shelters, uprooted living situations, environments of abuse and neglect and retired breeders. We are here to help these beautiful souls in need and we cannot do it without your support. With the holidays upon us, we are contacted every week by shelters and owners to take in new Labradors as a result of colder weather, people traveling, families moving and in several weeks, unwanted Christmas gifts. We need your help now more than ever. Please consider donating to CCLRR, so that we may continue to help these sweet dogs find new homes and new beginnings. $5.00, $50.00, $500.00 – any amount helps to pay for veterinary bills, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, food, beds and boarding fees. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to CCLRR, 1811 Finch Drive, Roseville CA 95661, or donate via PayPal on our website at We will always be there for our deserving Labradors, and we appreciate you being there for us!

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Our 2016 calendar is here featuring photos of your dogs!
This is a fundraiser for CCLRR.
$15.00 ea or $12.00 if buying more than 10.
Available at Robinson’s Feed Store, 1150 E. Victor Rd., Lodi
and Gluskin’s Photolab, 2051 Pacific Ave, Stockton.
Contact Diane at 209-479-1313 for mail orders.



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 Crescent Drive, 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

Ginger Barbie BonBon
  Duke Sam #2

look for these markers:       or     
Please help us save the life of a Lab -- donate using the PayPal link to the left.


18 month old black male. We received a call from the Stockton Shelter, they picked up a purebred black Labrador who had been hit by a car. Well, great shelter that they are, they did x-rays, vet check and pain meds and a week later, Austen is back to normal. Such a lucky boy, he sustained nothing but soft tissue injuries. Hard to believe nobody claimed him - so we scooped him right up! This boy is HANDSOME! He loves everybody, loves to run, knows almost nothing but is so willing to learn. With treats he was doing a perfect sit in 3 minutes. Austen is a blank slate, no bad habits and ready for exercise, fetching and obedience school. He loaded into the car and rode without a peep. He is on kennel cough quarantine for 10 days, but would love visitors!

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


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


9 year old chocolate girl who is so glad to have been rescued. We got a call from a local shelter a few months back about a sweet chocolate girl with extensive hair loss, scabby itchy skin, goopy eyes and a bum hind end. A real train wreck. We decided to get her out of the cold and spiff her up, rescue style. Since then BonBon has had several soothing baths, good grain-free food and thyroid medication, making her a much happier and more comfortable old broad. Though she’s no beauty queen on the outside, her beauty comes from within. She’s a mellow girl who gets along with everyone: people, dogs, cats. If you’ve got a cozy dog bed and some gentle pets, she’s the gal for you.

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

DALLAS --    ADOPTED! Thank You!!

18 month old black male. This stunning lad is so handsome, and just needs a chance to understand how the world around him works. He is so intelligent and willing to please, training him will be a breeze. Dallas is housebroken, knows sit and is attentive on leash. Dallas will soon be with one of our best fosters, working on his commands, learning how to be part of a family and practicing his in-house manners. With some patience, guidance and continued training, Dallas will be an amazing companion for a family with older children, a couple or a single person who can exercise his body and challenge his mind. Dallas would also make a phenomenal running partner!


7 year old yellow male. When we first laid eyes on Duke, he was almost bald. He was unfortunately neglected by his previous owners. His foster treated him with special allergy medication, bathed him daily and went above and beyond to nurse him back to health. Duke has allergies to hay fever/ spring fever / any fever, and his allergies will need to be managed for life with inexpensive medication and soothing baths. Duke is housetrained, well-mannered, knows all his commands and is just a joy to have around. He does not jump up on people, furniture or counters. He is amazing with children of all ages and loves other dogs. Duke is a loving, sweet boy who is so grateful for every pet and cuddle.

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

IVY #2 --    ADOPTED! Thank You!!

    9 month old black female. Ivy #2 is a beautiful young girl, learning about the big wide world. She’s a little wary of new things, and most things are new to her - but when her cheerful puppy personality comes out, she does a frolicking little dance of happiness. She’s eager to meet new people, dogs and cats. She’s pretty sure everyone wants to play with her, so she needs a firm, patient and consistent family to teach her to be friendly and respectful to new acquaintances. She likes to jump up and hug you, which is a no-no, but it is so darn cute because she makes a little groany love sound to express her affection. Ivy #2 is very people oriented and wants to please. She’s housebroken, enjoys walks and could be a great running partner. She’s a fortunate girl to have been rescued and it will be a lucky family who gets to call Ivy #2 their own.

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


    4 year old yellow male. This handsome boy came to us from the Sacramento County Shelter. He is super friendly and loves to fetch. Kale does need training - he is a big boy and needs to understand boundaries. He is very food motivated and willing to learn, so training him will be easy. No small children for Kale…at least until he has had a tour at obedience school. Kale is on kennel cough quarantine now, but would love visitors.

KATIE --    ADOPTED! Thank You!!

6 year old black female. Katie is in a foster home now, and her foster reports that she is a joy to have around! In typical Lab fashion, Katie loves to play with the ball and retrieve. In non-typical Lab fashion, she doesn’t like playing in the water or the yard hose! She is her foster’s “shadow” and follows her around the house. Katie loves to go for walks, and is learning not to pull so much with a Gentle Leader. Katie does like to be #1 when other dogs are around, but is still gentle and respectful towards her fellow canines. She loves children. Katie would do best in a home where someone is home a lot, as she does get attached to her humans and doesn’t like to be left alone for too long.

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.

RIO #2 --

handsome, smart, 8 year old yellow male. He weighs about 70 pounds. He sits and lies down on command, and loves to retrieve ANYTHING! When not retrieving, his favorite place is on your bed. He likes to lean on his foster while she watches TV. If she says "Good Boy” he kisses her. Since he has always been an only dog, it would be best if he went to a family that wants one Lab to be their “Star”...he hasn't learned to share. Rio #2 would be an awesome companion dog for an older person because he doesn't jump up and is pretty good on leash. He has an adorable, typical Lab personality.


3 year old fox red male. Rusty came to us from the Amador County Shelter. He is a Lab-mix and has "something else in there" - we're not sure what, but he is absolutely adorable. He rode well in the car on his freedom ride - looked around, approved of everything around him and then promptly took a nap. He is very friendly and not too bad on lead, so we think he has had some training. He was microchipped, so someone took care of him. He is on kennel cough quarantine now, but would love visitors.


8 year old chocolate female. Sweet Sadie has recovered from her ACL surgery and is rearing to go! For a senior girl, she’s got a lot of energy. Sadie loves to play with toys and go on walks. Because of her recent surgery, she’s 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.


8 year old yellow female. Trust us, they don’t get much more perfect than Tessa. She would be the most amazing Lab for first time dog owners. Tessa is housebroken, uses the doggie door, is great with other dogs, loves children and ignores cats. She is a house dog and does not like being left in the yard. Tessa will follow you room to room, she just wants to be wherever you are. She tolerates being left outside with another dog, but she is not a Lab who can be left alone outside all day while her people are at work. She would be the perfect companion for an older person…car rides for errands, coffee on a restaurant patio, then home for a nap. Sweet Tessa is looking for a forever home that will include her and love her into her golden years.

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


The cat is not all
Bad - she fills the litter box
With Tootsie Rolls.
Dig under fence-why?
Because it's there. Because it's
There. Because it's there.
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.



Maggie is a friendly, energetic 12 month old black lab mix. She was rescued from a high kill shelter in the valley. Maggie weighs 62 pounds, is microchipped, spayed and up to date on shots. She is house broken, knows how to sit and walks decently on a leash. Maggie gets along with adults, kids and dogs. Cats are an unknown. She likes to go on walks and to the dog park. Maggie is looking for a family who can spend a lot of time with her. Sharon 650-465-9669 or

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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