Act on Your Passion for Animals Join others who love and appreciate animals and the richness they bring to our lives. Feel the ultimate reward of caring for our four-legged friends in helpless situations where inadequate resources sometimes mean life or death.
Forever homes and foster homes are needed. Please help a pet.
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
Update on Pacific
Dental Services Donation Drive
We were so overwhelmed with the
amount of donations collected by Pacific Dental!
It was such a generous outpouring
of support for Retrievers and Friends.
The dogs will have many toys,
treats, beds, blankets, collars, and leashes.
We now have a lot of cleaning
you Pacific Dental for all the work and
time that made this such a special day.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Thank
you to Neighbor's Newspaper
We would like to send a big thank you to Neighbors Newspaper and Diane
Simones for featuring our pets in their newspaper.
For many years, Diane has been providing RFSC with a place in their paper to spotlight our pets for adoption. Her caring and generosity has contributed to many happy adoptions.
Thank you Diane! We appreciate you very much.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Update
on our Rescue Center
We have been very busy working at the rescue center.
Here are some
pictures of new artificial turf and a beautiful new awning.
awning was installed last week and it will provide more protection from the
weather for our dogs.
The photo on the left below is the awning
being built. The photo on the right is the completed awning.
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One of our volunteers, Jolinda, makes custom birdhouses and donates the proceeds of her sales to RFSC.
She makes each birdhouse individually from recycled
items. Jolinda designs each birdhouse herself. Each birdhouse is special and
Jolinda attends artist fairs such as the Fallbrook Avocado Festival and has an ETSY store called
BirdHousesforTheDogs. She has sent birdhouses all over the United
She takes special orders and can include the
customers own personal treasures on the birdhouses. Her customers are delighted to know that their purchase goes to help
Jolinda and her husband have adopted several Golden Retrievers from RFSC. They currently have Otis who is 3 years old and Grace who is 6.
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.
donates 0.5% of eligible
purchases to your charitable organization. Just pick
Retrievers and Friends as your charitable organization and be
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to make your purchases. You can use your existing
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!