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
|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.
||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
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
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
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.
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
Click here to follow the instructions to enroll or
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.
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.
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.
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