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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!



Take a look at Shelly's picture and it's hard not to gasp at the sight of her frail body.

She lived in an abandoned house, starving and covered in sores. Right after she was rescued, the abandoned house burned to the ground.

Thanks to the person who did not turn her back when she saw this poor dog. 

We have been able to provide care for her, as you can see in her picture that was taken this past weekend.

You can see the sparkle in her eyes now and her head held high knowing she is loved.

We did have to earn her trust at first. She did not want to be touched and we did not push her. We knew what she had been through was horrendous.

We provided good food and a soft bed. We sat with her and talked to her each day and did not demand anything from her.

Soon she was allowing us to pet her and she is now making great progress walking on a leash. She likes other dogs and enjoys playing with them.

She is probably a mix of many breeds, Shar-Pei being one we can see. She is about 40 lbs, a great size.

Her story has a sad start and one we will never forget, but Shelly has moved on to a life now filled with promise.

We have great hope for her future, when a family will come for her and provide a lifetime of love to cover the pain of the past.


 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.


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!


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