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Pets Give Us Joy, Comfort & Meaning...
We Lovingly Help Them When There's a Need.


Welcome to Retrievers & Friends of Southern California, Inc. (RFSC) We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to finding homes for Golden Retrievers & Labrador Retrievers, as well as other breeds of dogs as space allows.

Can you provide a foster home or forever home to a pet in need? Heed the call to make a difference by opening your heart and your home, today!


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Help RFSC

If you shop at Ralph's, it is time to re-enroll in the Community Contribution

SPOTLIGHT ON:  
Menifee Christian Women's Group Supports RFSC


Ron with Tessie and Puna
  On Monday, September 8, the Menifee Christian Women’s Group graciously invited Liz White and several RFSC volunteers to attend their monthly luncheon. This was a wonderful opportunity to introduce ourselves and promote the services that RFSC provides to the community.  
 
Liz was also very happy to announce the operation and ownership of our new facility, after purchasing the property previously operated by Sun City K9 Adoptions. Liz told of the many plans for expanding and improving the enclosures and play area for the dogs and cats that will be temporarily housed there until adopted. She plans to have an open house there in the near future.

Liz spoke of the RFSC goals to not only rescue, but find loving homes for hundreds of wonderful animals that otherwise might be euthanized because of over population. RFSC offers solutions for people who can no longer care for their pets. We also offer help for unwanted or abused animals. Whatever the reason or situation RFSC is dedicated to helping all concerned.

Besides our rescue efforts, RFSC is also very active in educating the public about animal care and safety. Our mobile vet clinic has opened many doors in this arena. Thanks to generous donations we receive and the dedication of our vet, Dr. Koepcke, RFSC takes the mobile clinic to the public, and helps people with animals in need, by providing low cost spay, neuter, and health services. We have the capability to alter 30 animals in one day.

Making things better for animals is RFSC’s continued goal. During her talk, Liz held Angel , an adorable 4 year old Pomeranian, an example of the wonderful dogs we have for adoption. She also introduced 4 of her volunteers and their dogs, all alumni of RFSC: Stacy and her son Cooper with their golden retriever Duke, adopted at 12 years of age and just celebrated his 13th birthday and Ron and Nancy Patterson and their 2 goldens, Tessie, 8 years old and Puna, 17 months old. All 3 dogs are now happy and vital loving members of their families.

Ron spoke about how these dogs can also give back. Tessie adopted in September 2009 is a certified therapy and Reading Education Assistance dog since March 2010.

         Cooper with Duke

Tessie loves people and now brightens the lives of many people while visiting assisted living facilities, hospitals, and day care centers for the disabled. Not bad for a once abandoned dog!

It was a wonderful day and great opportunity to meet the people in our community, let them know of the services we offer, and to share RFSC goals and dreams.

Thank you Menifee Christian Women!
 


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Volunteers

  We have a great group of volunteers who come to our rescue center on Sundays to help walk dogs.

Thanks to our volunteers, the dogs get lots of love and attention.

Sadie and Lady, 2 Golden Retrievers are pictured here. They came to us afraid of people and did not walk on a leash.

Look at them now !!

Sadie and Lady are mother and daughter who are both hoping to be adopted together.






SPOTLIGHT ON:   You can help RFSC when you do your shopping

It's easy to support RFSC when you shop at Ralph's or Amazon.

You can register your Ralph's card with the Ralph's community rewards program and earn money for RFSC when you shop.   Even if you have already registered, you MUST re-register every year in September/October.  Please register or re-register now.

Click here to register your Ralph's Rewards card. 

Amazon.com donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your charitable organization.   Just pick Retrievers and Friends as your charitable organization and be sure to use smile.amazon.com to make your purchases.  You can use your existing amazon.com account.


OUR MISSION

Retrievers & Friends of Southern California, Inc., was formed to rescue and re-home Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, providing an alternative to the animal shelter for owners who can no longer keep their dogs.

We are a full-service rescue, with dogs coming to us from all over the Southern California area for foster care services. RFSC not only provides care for dogs while they are waiting for adoption, but we provide follow-up assistance for the life of the dog.  If for any reason a family can not keep a dog, the dog is brought back to the organization for placement.

We have volunteers that perform home visits before each adoption.  Our geographic adoption area is Riverside, San Diego, Orange and certain areas of San Bernardino counties.   We cover areas of San Bernardino county that are 1 hour or less driving distance from Temecula.

In addition to Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, RFSC also accepts mixed breeds and other small purebred dogs as space allows. We accept Goldens and Labs of all ages, including seniors and those with special needs. All dogs are spayed and neutered and updated on vaccinations if not already done by the owner. Dogs with special medical needs are further evaluated by our veterinarian for treatment.

Your donations are always appreciated and help us to continue to care for these special dogs. Because we are an all-volunteer group, 100% of all adoption fees and donations are used for the care of the dogs in our program. Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated!

 

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