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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
One of a Kind Bird Houses
One of our local volunteers,
Jolinda makes one of a kind bird houses and the proceeds of the sales go to benefit the pets at Retrievers and Friends.
Jolinda shares the following:
The birdhouses are made of 100% recycled wood and trinkets. We find old door knobs, hinges and anything fun we can use to make these one of a kind birdhouses. Most have license plates for tops which can come off for cleaning each year.
The Wrens at my house come back each year to make their nests in mine. They are so much fun to watch and listen to. When you purchase a birdhouse the proceeds go to Retrievers and Friends to assist in the care of the rescued animals until a forever home is found. Please consider adopting a forever friend and/or a birdhouse. If you would like to order a birdhouse, please contact Jolinda at 760 420 0805
Jolinda had made 4 birdhouses for Nancy. Nancy shares the following:
After my mother passed away, we had several trinkets (glass door knobs, old keys
different pieces of item from her home). I had. Jolinda make the houses for me, my two daughters and granddaughter in law.
Since my dad was born in Kentucky she found a Kentucky
license plate for mine, the others were made with California
license plates as the roof. it was a very special Christmas gift for me and my family. We all have them displayed in our home.
Update on Gordy
We wanted to share a picture of Gordy. He was recently adopted and we loved this picture.
Update on Tori
||Today was a very special day for
Tori. She now has a home of her own.
Tori came to us with many other small dogs from a
breeder in Los Angeles. Tori was discarded
when she could no longer produce puppies.
Tori had lived her entire life in a cage. She
came to RFSC in need of vet care and most of all,
Today, we met with the most
wonderful family who wanted to provide a home for
Tori. They welcomed her with open arms.
When we visited the family, we could see what great
care they give to their 2 little dogs. These
dogs are part of their family
Today Tori is
loved, cared for and has a home to call her own.
This is what makes it all worthwhile for RFSC. Thanks to this loving family, Tori
is no longer a
kennel dog, but now a member of a loving family.
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.
to register your
Ralph's Rewards card. Amazon.com
donates 0.5% of eligible
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
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!