Shelter Spotlight: California Labradors, Retrievers, and More

California Labradors, Retrievers, and More was the second-place winner of the 2017 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ DOGust Birthday Contest where they were awarded $1,000 to put towards adoption fees of less-adoptable pets. You can learn more about the contest here.


California Labradors, Retrievers, and More (better known as “Labs and More”) is a San Diego based non-profit animal rescue with a dedication to saving animals in the Southern California area. The rescue group was only founded in April of 2011, but since has saved the lives of 6,871 and counting!

While Labs and More’s main focus is on Labradors and Retriever breeds, the group rescues dogs of all breeds when able. At any given time the group is home to up to 350 dogs, including litters of nursing puppies, seniors, single puppies, adult dogs, and pregnant dogs. Labs and More runs the Compassion 4 Paws Foundation. Through the Compassion 4 Paws Foundation, Labs and More is able to rescue dogs that are at an increased risk of being euthanized. This allows the group to put a special emphasis on the young, senior, pregnant, injured, and mixed breed dogs that oftentimes are passed over by shelters due to their special needs.

Labs and More holds two annual fundraisers, which play a crucial role in funding the non-profit organization. Every spring, Labs and More hosts “Bark in the Barn”, which is a gala-type fundraising event. This month (October 2017) is their 5th Annual Howl-O-Ween 5K Mutt Run/Walk. This Halloween-themed outdoor event will be held on Saturday, October 28th, at 9AM at Road Runner Sports San Diego. There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, the top three race finishers, and for the winners of the doggie Halloween costume contest. The success of this event is a huge component of why Labs and More can help rescue so many dogs. The event is both dog and family friendly! To register to participate in the walk (or to donate) please visit

Meet Lamar!


“Lamar is a medical needs dogs that Labs and More rescued in August. Lamar is being fostered by one of our foster families and is currently available for adoption. He came to Labs and More with an old injury (suspected to be from a car accident) that never healed properly. After consulting with our vets it was determined that the leg could not be saved and that amputation would provide Lamar the best chance at living a pain-free life. Lamar had his amputation and is doing great! He is embracing his new #tripawd lifestyle and is thriving in his foster home. He is house and crate trained, is great with other dogs, loves toys and treats, and bounds up and down the stairs with ease. Lamar is 100% recovered and is now ready to find his forever home.”

If you would like to adopt one of the many animals at Labs and More that are looking for a home, please visit their website’s adoptable dogs page here and submit an adoption application. Labs and More can be contacted via their website or Facebook page.

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