We regret that we cannot answer requests as to the availability of a particular lab. Our coordinator does not have time to contact each foster individually. Pre-approved adopters may contact the foster home directly. Otherwise, please check the website every Friday for updates.

Please note: We adopt to homes in Northern California, south to Fresno, and to the Reno-Tahoe area. If you live outside of our service area, please search for rescues closer to you.

      In order to adopt a dog from CCLRR, Inc., you must fill out an Adoption Application. This form is available to download and print, in Acrobat PDF format only. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat on your computer, you may download if from the Adobe Systems web site.  Get Acrobat Reader

     **NOTE**
YOU CANNOT SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION BY E-MAIL.  IT MUST    BE SENT ALONG WITH THE ADOPTION FEE BY U.S. MAIL. PLEASE SEND FIRST CLASS ONLY.  EXPRESS MAIL ACTUALLY TAKES LONGER TO ARRIVE. YOU MAY, HOWEVER, TAKE YOUR APPLICATION TO ONE OF OUR EVENTS. 
(directions, dates and times on the "Available Labs" page)

IMPORTANT:
 

Please print the application, fill it out COMPLETELY, and mail it to the address on the application (NOT to the PO Box) -- or bring it to one of our adoption events.

Make checks payable to CCLRR


If you pay your adoption fee with PayPal, Please put "Adoption Fee" in the memo line, print the receipt and send it with your paperwork.

      If you find a dog on our web site that you want to adopt, you still must fill out an Adoption ApplIcation and pay the necessary fee before you can go and see the dog.

ADOPTION FEES:
(As of 1/1/2013)

      ADULT DOG, 6 months to 8 years old $300.00

      Puppies 6 months of age and under      $400.00

      "Senior Dogs" 8 years and up and "Special Needs" Dogs   $150.00

      Returning adopter :     $250.00

Bonded Pairs: $400.00 (Senior Bonded Pairs: $200.00)
Note: bonded pair discount does NOT include puppies

      Second puppy adoption:       $400.00

If you pay your adoption fee with PayPal, please put "Adoption Fee" in the memo line, print the receipt and send it with your paperwork.

      THIS IS HOW THE PROCESS WORKS:

Once we receive your application and the adoption fee, your application will be reviewed.   If there are any questions, ie: fencing etc. you will receive a call to clarify our concerns.  When you are approved, you will receive, via e-mail, a confirmation letter with your adoption number.  PLEASE PRINT THIS,LETTER, IT IS YOUR TICKET TO ADOPT AND YOU WILL BE ASKED BY THE FOSTER OR OWNER TO SHOW YOUR ADOPTION NUMBER.  You will also receive your first " List Of Dogs Available With CCLRR".  This list has the contact numbers for each Lab.      
      This list goes out every THURSDAY EVENING to those who have completed the adoption  process and received their adoption number. The Web page is not updated until   Friday, so those on our "approved adopter" list have first access to new dogs. Please remember, this list is more current than the Web page. When you receive your list you may call the owner/foster of the dog, make an appointment and go with your family, and your dog if you have one, to meet the Rescue Lab.  If on your meeting the Lab looks like a match, you may take the Lab for a two-week trial period.  If, after this period it is working, you have adopted a Lab.  If it is not working, you can bring the Lab back and try again.
      All our Labs come with inoculations current, heartworm negative and spayed or neutered.  We will microchip all our Labs. No Lab  (except a puppy under four months of age) will be given to its new family until it has been spayed/neutered.  THIS IS CALIFORNIA LAW.

REFUNDS:
Your adoption fee is refundable within the first 30 days of approval. 
After 30 days we will not refund….you have made a donation to CCLRR.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO ADOPT 
You may stay on our "LIST" as long as you wish…
.there is no time limit for you to find the right dog.

I HAVE ADOPTED FROM YOU BEFORE  
Yes you need to fill out a new adoption application.  We close the file when you adopt. 
The fee for a second or third adoption is $250. (EXCEPT FOR PUPPIES)

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  1. Dogs currently listed on the website may have been adopted by the time your application is received. Some dogs are adopted quickly, and our  already approved adopters have priority.
  2. Applications received by Tuesday are approved by Wednesday for the Thursday list mailing.
  3. Please understand you are applying to adopt a Lab, not a specific Lab already on our list. There are approved adopters on our list and they have first call on any Lab we have. If you see a Lab on our web page and are applying to adopt only that Lab you may well be disappointed, but remember, our supply is endless and the right Lab will come along.

We regret that we cannot answer requests as to the availability of a particular lab. Our coordinator does not have time to contact each foster individually. Pre-approved adopters may contact the foster home directly. Otherwise, please check the website every Friday for updates.

If you have any questions that are not addressed above, e-mail adoptalab@cc-labrescue.org