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      WHO WE ARE... Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue [CCLRR] was "born" in July of 1998 due to the great need to find loving homes for abused, abandoned or unwanted Labrador Retrievers in the Central Valley. We are an all volunteer organization covering telephone area codes 209, 916 and 530 which include the greater Sacramento area South to Merced.

The Meaning of Rescue

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage,
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry -
So much to regret.   Hmmmm ...

Yes, there it is, right on the top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, heartache and Loss,
And there by my bed hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Or will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
And never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?

           ~Author Unknown

     We generally have from 5 to 15 dogs of various ages from 3 to 6 month olds to senior citizens of 8 or 9 waiting for new homes. We almost never have puppies. We suggest you locate a breeder near you and check out their adult dogs if you want to add a puppy to your family. Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue cannot endorse any particular breeder.

     We NEVER recommend buying a puppy from a pet store. They may come from PUPPY MILLS.

      Dogs enter rescue through a variety of sources. They may be picked up by Good Samaritans, abandoned at animal shelters or from a good home whose circumstances have changed or whose family is moving or no longer able to keep a dog. Whenever possible, we like to keep dogs with their current family until a new family can be found for them. We would love to be able to place our "orphans" in foster homes where they could be observed and played with, given health care and some basic training before going to their new family. For many Labs, this time in foster care may be their first experience of love and security. Unfortunately we never have enough foster homes available...Would you like to volunteer?

      ADOPT A LAB... Please down-load and fill out an Adoption Application to tell us who you are and about your "ideal Labrador." Because we prefer to evaluate each dog and each prospective match separately, CCLRR does not have any absolute requirements to adopt a dog. We make every attempt to ensure that all dogs leave us current on vaccinations and heartworm negative. Whatever health history is available will be given to the adoptive family. Please keep in mind that all rescue dogs must be spayed or neutered and that the safety and future happiness of the dogs is our primary concern. Through the information provided in your application, we attempt to find the best dog for each home and the best home for each dog. If you want to know more about Labrador Retrievers, CLICK HERE or check out our LAB LINKS.

      VOLUNTEER TO HELP CCLRR... If you are interested in helping us with our work, please let us know. We NEED your help! There are many different ways you can help. We cover Shelters from the Foothills North and East of Sacramento To Merced in the South and Tracy to the West. Our Shelters are, for the most part, overcrowded,understaffed and underfunded, dogs are held only a few days. We need volunteers willing to answer phones, identify Labs, Transport Labs, Foster Labs and help with fund raising. We'd love your help. If you can spend just a few hours now and then or all day every day, you can make such a difference. e-mail CCLRR

      CONTRIBUTE TO CCLRR... If you don't have time to volunteer, but still would like to support us, a donation of any size to help cover our expenses would be greatly appreciated. Without enough foster homes we must pay to kennel Labs or let them be killed in Shelters. Many Shelters charge us to take dogs out. We must pay for inoculations, our Web page, dog food, flyers, stamps and a long list of other things. If everyone who reads this page would send us just $5 we could save so many more wonderful Labs.
Send your donations to CCLRR, PO Box 2912, Fair Oaks CA 95628


Your contribution can help save a life!


Our Representatives are listed on our Contacts page

Regarding the organization: President@cc-labrescue.org
Regarding the Web Page: Webmaster

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