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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!


 Happy Holidays

Christmas, what a beautiful, joyous time of year!

We celebrate our 26th year doing rescue and our second year at our new Rescue Center in Sun City.

It's time to look back and count all the blessings of 2016:

All the dogs and cats we were able to help and all the wonderful families who gave homes to them.

All the volunteers that stepped up selflessly to make it possible--from cleaning, loving and exercising the animals daily to the volunteers who conducted home visits and the folks who gave of their time and talent for construction and computer needs.

All the patrons and donors that funded much needed improvements--patio covers for shade over the kennels, turf instead of dirt for play yards, a mock fireplace heater in the cattery, and many more upgrades big and small.

Dr J, Dr. C and all the vets who consul us and heal our ill and infirm animals.

It's also time to reflect on heartbreaks that we try to heal:

Seniors having to surrender their beloved pets as they are moved into nursing care as well as pets who have lost their homes due to the death of their senior owners.
We will never turn away any pet, no matter their age, disability or disease who suffers such a terrible loss.

Faith the mother dog with her 3 pups who came to us in horrible shape missing one of her legs, living abandoned under a shed.

Our good friends at Animal Control who work hard to get some special, needy animals to us knowing they would not do well in the county shelter.

Bonded pairs of animals that would suffer so much being separated.

Against all odds, adopters step up and offer their homes and hearts to these special cases.

We thank every one who has supported RFSC making it possible for us to continue our work to save so many this past year.

2016 was our biggest adoption year ever!

We look forward to 2017 as we expand our efforts once again with plans for a new building that will house more dogs as they wait for their forever families.

Our dream like yours is to see a day when each and every animal has a loving home.

While homeless pets wait and hope to find that perfect, loving home, your donations make it possible for us to provide them with proper care and a safe, healthy, nurturing environment until they do.

Thank you for partnering with us to help support the Rescue.

RFSC wishes you and your pets a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

 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. 

The 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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 Custom Birdhouses

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 unique.

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 States.

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 RFSC. 

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.

Click here to register your Ralph's Rewards card. 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 to make your purchases.  You can use your existing account.


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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