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
||Faith was brought to Retrievers and Friends May 11, 2016.
We received a
call from our good friends at animal control. They had been trying to help this dog for over a year.
She was living
on the run, always able to avoid being caught. She was seen dodging cars and cruel people throwing rocks and trash at her as she ran through the
fields in fear for her life.
Being on the run was taking its toll on her. Her left leg was now severed and hanging.
At some point part of the leg fell off and a bloody stump was left.
if life can't be worse for this precious dog she then gave birth to a litter of pups under a shed sometime late March.
She was trying hard to protect the pups as the coyotes
are thick in this area. She was able to save 3. We can't stand
to think of what she had to endure watching what must have
happened to her babies.
Animal Control set a trap
knowing she was caring for the babies and would be very hungry.
The plan worked and she was now in the trap.
arrived at RFSC, still in the trap we were unsure of how she was
going to react. A wild dog living on the run, could we even
touch her? As we got her out of the trap we told her that
everything was going to be ok now.
Stiff with fear she
let us put a leash around her neck and to all our surprise she
walked on the leash with our volunteers carrying the 3 pups
close behind. Her thin body covered with fox tails, fleas and
ticks. The pups were also covered.
We all stood in
silence, with tears in our eyes unable to speak at the atrocity
of what we were seeing. We can only guess from the way she is so
kind and gentle that at one time she belonged to someone.
Was she discarded or was she a stray that no one ever looked
We don't know, but we have promised her a life of love
and care for her and her babies.
We will be raising
funds for medical care for her stump leg. The Vet said it needs
to be removed. Also her and her babies will need homes. We are
praying for the right families to come along and hope someone
will adopt mom and one pup together.
Please visit our
page, if you would like to make a donation
to help with her veterinary expenses.
Help RFSC when you do your
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||If you participate in the Ralph's Community Rewards
program, it is time to re-enroll so that you can
continue to support RFSC.
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RFSC Rescue Center
We continue to make improvements at our Rescue Center.
We sincerely appreciate all of the donations that we have
received to date.
Some of our current projects are:
Improving existing buildings so that dogs can be housed more comfortably and safely indoors.
Building additional play yards and improving the existing ones so that every dog will have quality time outdoors daily.
Building shelters in the play yards that will offer protection from the weather.
Sturdy dog kennels for indoor and outdoor runs.
RFSC is truly in need of funds to help get the much needed work
finished at our new facility. We are hoping there will be
some angels to help us improve our new facility.
Please click here
for monthly donations with Paypal or for
our address to mail a donation.
Additionally, donated funds would help with the following:
1. Creating a larger space for our indoor cattery.
2. A remodel of our entire grooming room including bathtubs, tables etc.
3. Purchasing a large capacity commercial washer and dryer. (Hanging blankets, bedding, towels etc. out to dry is a costly and inefficient use of time.)
4. Purchasing commercial quality indoor and outdoor paint.
5. Purchasing sealant for existing floors.
6. Improving lighting throughout the facility.
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.
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