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Welcome to Retrievers & Friends of Southern California, Inc.
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
|How can one even imagine the agony a 12 year old dog went through, when he lost the only family he had ever known?
And the sadness of the three small kids who had loved him all their lives, slept with him, watched TV with him, and now could no longer keep him? The story gets incredibly sadder when we find out these three children had lost their mother, and after her death they could not make ends meet.
They were all homeless, and could not keep their dog. This explains Duke's appearance, full of fleas and underweight, his skin all scabs, and the light gone from his eyes. The situation seemed so sad and hopeless, and broke all of our hearts here at RFSC.
We took Duke in, and showered him with love and care. He began to gain weight, his coat was getting shinier by the day, but he still missed his family and needed to be a part of one again. We all hoped and prayed for this brave, sweet dog who had been through so much. Would anyone find it in their hearts to take on an older dog and his challenges?
Along came Stacy, one of our volunteers who also helps on our website and Facebook page. She and her family (the Penningtons) had also adopted Star from RFSC a few months ago. Star was very shy, and we were not sure we could find the right fit, a family that was willing to work hard for her trust, and make her feel like one of their own. This is exactly what Stacy and her family did, and Star is thriving.
Now they were offering to help out our sweet old boy Duke!
On February 5 Duke found his forever home, and his eyes are shining again, and a spring is back in his step, because he is loved, cherished and cared for by the Penningtons, who say that they can not change what happened to him, but they will make sure the rest of his life is filled with love and kindness.
We wanted to share his pictures to show what can happen when one family cares enough to make a difference in a precious dog's life.
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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.
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RFSC's Mobile Vet Clinic
We wanted to share some pictures of a recent Spay/Neuter clinic that
we hosted in Riverside county.
The animals were provided the much needed surgeries at no cost
in order to prevent future litters. RFSC volunteers know
that we cannot adopt our way out of the over population problem.
We are trying to do all that we can in order to be part of the
We pray for a day when all animals have a loving home.
Until then, we would be grateful for
donations to support this much needed program.
Please visit our spay/neuter page for details and to take a look at
our beautiful clinic on wheels!
Thank you to
Clary Photography for taking the pictures
are often asked what the rescue "needs". We always need
We are always doing laundry. Part of the
challenge is finding time to pick up donations when someone
wonderful friends at
Veterinary have offered to help out.
wants to donate items, they can be dropped off at
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!