Areas We Serve
At this time, we serve most of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties. We also serve the coastal communities of Santa Barbara County from Goleta south to the Ventura County border and, in the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County we serve the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga—dependent on volunteer availability. Sorry, but SCLRR is unable to accept adoption or volunteer applications from residents of Riverside, San Diego, Kern, or San Luis Obispo Counties. We also cannot accept applications from residents of other parts of California or from out-of-State residents.
We limit our coverage based upon the volunteers we have available in each region. We do this to ensure that we are able to perform a personal home visit for each applying family. In addition, if we need to assist one of our previously adopted Labs, we will be able to do so with ease. We apologize if we are not able to assist you due to your location. Please note, we do not make any exceptions to this rule.
We have purposely defined the geographic boundaries in which we operate so as not to overextend our resources, and we have chosen not to extend our coverage into areas we currently do not serve. In an effort to ensure the future success of our organization and the Labs we place, we must be very strict with regard to our operational boundaries. As it is, we already have a widespread volunteer base geographically. Besides, there are other Lab Rescue and mixed breed rescue organizations that already serve areas that we do not. For adoption and volunteer opportunities in those locales, please see “Out of Our Area Resources” below.
If you are one of our families approved to adopt, you need to be willing to travel anywhere within our current coverage area to meet a Lab in the dog’s foster home. For example, you could reside in Anaheim, however, the dog you are interested in meeting might be located in the San Fernando Valley or Ventura. Sorry, but we do not hold public adoption events, nor do we operate a kennel facility.
Often times, we receive requests for referrals to other groups. Please be aware that SCLRR is not affiliated or working in conjunction with any other Rescue organizations. In an effort to assist you, we would like to suggest these alternative resources as the starting point for your search. We hope you find this information useful in finding your new companion!
OUT OF OUR AREA RESOURCES:
SAN DIEGO/INLAND EMPIRE: Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue. https://www.labradorsandfriends.org/
SAN DIEGO/INLAND EMPIRE: Labrador Rescuers. https://www.labrescuers.org/
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY: Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno – covers Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Madera counties. https://labrescuefresno.org/
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA: Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue – covers the greater Sacramento area south to Merced https://www.cc-labrescue.org/.
CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA: Monterey Bay Lab Rescue—covers Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties (831 area code) https://www.mbaylabrescue.org/
SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-SAN JOSE: Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue – covers north to Napa and south to Monterey/Carmel https://www.labrescue.org/.
- AKC Labrador Retriever Rescue Network Search
- Visit your local animal shelters/Human Societies/SPCAs
- Do a Google search for local animal shelters and rescues in your area
- Check SCLRR’s Courtesy Listings or Shelter Dogs
- Check your local newspaper, PennySaver ads and CraigsList. There are often times great dogs listed in these resources