Adoptable Pets Place Your Pet Contact Us    

Act on Your Passion for Animals
Join others who love and appreciate animals and the richness they bring to our lives. Feel the ultimate reward of caring for our four-legged friends in helpless situations where inadequate resources sometimes mean life or death.

Forever homes and foster homes are needed. Please help a pet.
Learn More  
Home Recent Adoptions Adoption Process Success Stories Available Pets Donate Wish List About Us
Need Help?
pet owners
to give up
a beloved pet.
Learn how to
place your pet
with us.

Read about our mobile
spay/neuter clinic


Dec. 2011

May 2012

Dec. 2012


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!



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.

As 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.

As she 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 for?
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 donations page, if you would like to make a donation to help with her veterinary expenses.


SPOTLIGHT ON:    Help RFSC when you do your shopping at Ralphs or Amazon

If you participate in the Ralph's Community Rewards program, it is time to re-enroll so that you can continue to support RFSC. 
  If you are not enrolled in this program, you can easily enroll and support RFSC when you do your shopping.

Click here to follow the instructions to enroll or re-enroll.

Many people have seen these posts on Facebook.  If you sign up at AmazonSmile and select RFSC as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to RFSC. 

SPOTLIGHT ON:    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.



Other amount
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.

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. 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 to make your purchases.  You can use your existing account.


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!


Support RFSC


Ralph's Reward Program

Hand Made Birdhouses

Volunteer to help with home visits in your area

Donate to support our mobile spay/neuter clinic.

Home Recent Adoptions Adoption Process Success Stories Available Pets Donate Wish List About Us Place Your Pet Contact Us
© Retrievers and Friends of Southern California, Inc. | A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
Site Design by Web Hot! Marketing