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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:   Looking forward to 2020

We wish everyone a blessed and wonderful 2020.

At Retrievers & Friends we are working tirelessly every day to protect and care for animals. We could not do it without your help.

Thank you for considering making a donation so that we can continue to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for animals in need. We have made great progress at the rescue this past year thanks to your support.

Our new play yard...

Our beautiful, remodeled Cattery...

Dogs are often brought to our front gate at the rescue. Gabriel was brought to us as we were writing our Christmas letter
He is now our special Christmas angel. As you can see he has been starved.

It’s not unusual that we get dogs in this condition and still each time it’s very shocking and upsetting to us. We are committed to give him the love and care that he so deserves.

Please help us give him a new beginning. Your donations help so many who come to us in need. We thank you and appreciate the support.

A special thank you to our wonderful veterinarians... Dr. Totman, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Melissa.

Thank you to the Neighborhood News for placing monthly pictures of our available animals and showcasing our adoptable pets. Diane and Lauri are such a tremendous help and we appreciate their generosity and support . Thank you!

Some items on our WISH LIST:

Cat Litter
Laundry Soap
Dog Toys
Postage Stamps
Canned Dog Food

With your support we have been able to continually rescue the many kennel dogs who come to us in such great need.

The cost to rehabilitate these dogs is tremendous. Most have never been provided with medical care.

We start with grooming. deworming, vaccinations, microchips and then on to the Veterinarian for spay, neuter and often, much needed dental care.

This picture is just a few of the many arriving at the rescue.

To all of our friends, Thank you for your support.

While the homeless pets wait and hope to find the perfect, loving home, your donations make it possible for us to help provide them with the proper care and a safe, loving environment.

We appreciate your continuous support! Thank you!



Often someone will bring a dog on Craigslist to our attention. We saw Sunny and our heart went out to this old boy who lived in a pen in the desert, no longer able to breed and of no use. He was now being sold.

We offered the breeder the fee she was asking and Sunny was transported to RFSC. He came filthy and in need of some extra food.

We showered Sunny with love and the care he needed, gave him a soft, warm bed indoors. He responded with such gratitude he would prance as we walked him on the leash.

Sunny knew he was loved. His beautiful white coat was now a picture of beauty. Our wonderful vet neutered him and after a few months of care he was now ready for adoption.

This past weekend his new mom came for him. She said she just wanted to give an old dog a home for the few years he had left. At age 12 this will be his first thanksgiving and Christmas in a home being part of a family.

We wanted to share our joy with you.

Thank God for the opportunity to help dogs like Sunny and for bringing kind people who stepped up to rescue this fine dog.

SPOTLIGHT ON:   Christopher and Isabelle

We have 2 very special pigs for adoption.

Christopher is 1 year old and castrated. He is about 70 lbs and loves time out in the big yard and prides himself on his gardening.


Isabelle is a big, sweet girl, about 200 lbs. She is 3 years old. She is social and loves attention.

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. 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.

 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.


 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.



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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