Adopt a Lab

Adopt one of our Labs and help save a Life!

Young labs

How to Apply

To submit an application, please do one of the following:

  • Snail mail: Click here to download the adoption application PDF: Download Adoption Form

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    Please include a check made out to CCLRR with the appropriate fee or click on the PayPal link below and specify “Adoption Fee” in the special instructions box. Please mail the application and check (or copy of your PayPal receipt) to the address on the application. You may also print the form and bring it to one of our adoption events.

  • Email: Scan your completed adoption application and send it along with your PayPal receipt to

Please understand that you are not applying for a specific lab. Those individuals who have already been pre-approved to adopt have priority in selecting labs shown on the website. However, please remember, there is a constant flow of new labs through our rescue, and it is almost certain that you will find a lab that is the right fit for you and your family.

Note: Applications are processed within several days of receipt. Refunds are only available during the first 30 days after approval. However, there is no time limit for you to find the right lab.

How the Process Works

Once approved, you will receive the “List of Dogs Available with CCLRR” every Thursday evening. This list has the contact numbers for each Labrador available for adoption and is only distributed to those who have been approved to adopt.

When you receive your list, you may call the foster or owner of the dog, make an appointment, and go with your family and your dog, if you have one, to meet the rescue lab. If the lab appears to be a match, you may take the dog for a two-week trial period, and either keep the dog or return it and try again with another available dog.


For any questions that are not addressed above, please e-mail us at

We regret that we do not have the time to respond to emails asking if a particular lab is still available. Furthermore, by the time your application is submitted and approved, that lab may have been adopted.


If you would like to contribute to our cause, please click below:

Or you may send a check to:

P.O. Box 2912
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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