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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!


   


SPOTLIGHT ON:  
 Shelly going home

This has been a very good week at RFSC.

Our precious Shelly was adopted.  This picture was taken as she was leaving the rescue with her new mom. 

She has 2 brothers at her new home. 

She will be loved and cared for from now on.

We are all so happy for Shelly.

Her story had a sad start and it is one we will never forget, but Shelly has moved on to a life now filled with promise.




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. 

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. 

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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