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Dec. 2011

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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:  
 Senior Ladies Club

The Senior Ladies Club had a meeting on the front lawn today.

They cannot believe how the young pups, who act so silly, are all being adopted.

The beautiful young retrievers have a line of people applying for them and here these classy ladies are without anyone asking for them.

A few lumps and bumps, now moving a bit slower but still so beautiful.

The ladies are asking us to build a senior center for them and other seniors to live out their lives.

Lucy and Betsy had their hopes up last weekend, even got a bath and put on new collars just to be rejected by the couple who came to see them.  We could see the disappointment in their eyes as both tried so hard to bond with the couple.
 

They were both taken for a walk and walked beautifully on the leash. They both sat and waited to see who would be chosen to be part of a family once again, as they long for and remember being in the past.

The girls both sat at the couples feet, Betsy leaned up against the man's leg and looked up at him with love in her eyes. We stood with our hearts breaking as they were both rejected. 

We have the space to build what could be a small building that would be set up like a living room for the seniors.   Soft rugs, a couch with steps to help them up, soft music playing and maybe even a TV for them to watch. All the comforts of home. Our contractor who is an experienced builder has agreed to work as a volunteer to build this place we are dreaming of for our beloved seniors.

We are starting a fund and hope that we will get the support we need to make this happen. Here is the link to donate through our website.



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SPOTLIGHT ON:   RFSC Rescue Center


 
The opening of our Rescue Center in Menifee is providing us with even more possibilities to expand and help more animals.

We continue to work on the facility, both inside and outside.  We have improved lighting, new epoxy floors and new paint inside.

Outside, we are adding a patio cover that will provide shade and shelter for the dogs.  They will have a great place outside to get fresh air and to play.

We wanted to share some pictures of the ongoing improvements.

We thank all of you for everything you have contributed and will continue to do to help us move forward with our rescue program.

It's because of your donations and support that we at Retrievers and Friends of Southern California are blessed with the OPPORTUNITY to continue to make a difference.
 
   

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.


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Please click here for monthly donations with Paypal or for our address to mail a donation.


Our most important 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.

 

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.




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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