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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:   Giving Tuesday

Coronavirus has changed our lives.

There are many unknowns now but one thing we do know is that when we unite around a common cause, we can make a real and lasting change.

As we continue to keep our physical distance, we can continue to stay connected socially as we work to take care of each other and our community.

May 5th is giving day, a day to consider how we can give back and make a difference.

Our goal at the rescue is to provide all we can to all of the animals that come to our attention.
It is by your generosity that we can change the world.

Thanks to your help we can continue our work to help more animals.

Each day we get calls of animals in need. RFSC would like to thank you for considering a donation to help support our rescue.




SPOTLIGHT ON:   April 2020 Update


Layla came to us at age 15 years old. Our hearts broke for her.

Along came an angel who asked to become Layla's mom.

She did not care what she looked like or about any of her training, she just wanted to be there for an old discarded dog in her time of need.

Terry adopted Layla on Easter. This was extra special because Terry's birthday is also on Easter and she said Layla was her gift.





Ripley and Violet are just checking in to say hello, enjoying a beautiful day here in the cattery.  Claire is in the back right corner enjoying a nap in her cat tree.



Tank and Cleo came to us because their person went to an assisted living. 

The 2 big gentle dogs were house dogs and upset being away from their family.

A wonderful family came for both of them. They jumped right in the back of their suv and were ready to start their new life. Keeping them together was important.




 




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.   If you have already registered your Ralphs' card, please note that our organization number has changed.  Our new organization number is RV651. 

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.



SPOTLIGHT ON:
 Our New Building has Air Conditioning!


We are so grateful for the new building and the air conditioner.

The new A/C unit keeps our precious dogs comfortable and out of the heat.


 

SPOTLIGHT ON:
 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.

   



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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