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
||Peggy Sue is a 1 year old Dachshund - Chihuahua.
Her story is a sad one. Peggy Sue had been left in a duct taped Rubbermade crate along side a road.
She was left in this crate for 2 days in the heat of summer before someone decided to open the crate.
She was found inside the crate, covered with ants, fleas, ticks and severely dehydrated.
Peggy Sue is about 18 lb and is doing
wonderfully considering all that she has been through.
We are thankful that the shelter called us to
take her into our rescue
If you are interested in adopting Peggy Sue, please visit her
on our pets for adoption section and complete an online
|Last week, we are over-joyed to send Ren off to her new family.
She was the kind of dog that stole our hearts.
Ren's story starts off sad. Ren was advertized on Craig's list free. We responded to the ad as we try to with so many.
We saw her picture and with all our heart, we wanted to take Ren into our program and care for her.
She had that look that you know when you see a great dog who is so deserving.
Ren lived her life in the mountains tied up on a deck.
She came to us in the back of a open bed pickup truck, filthy. It was upsetting to see her being transported in the back of a pick up. This is very dangerous.
We were so thankful to get her and put our arms around her. We put her
right into the tub for a much needed bath.
She did not hear well due to a life of ear infections but she watched for our hand motions and tried hard to please.
We had many mixed emotions as her new family pulled in to take her home. Yes, we were so happy for her, but we had that lump in our throat as we said good bye to one of the best dogs.
Within hours, we took in Sadie, a older golden. She has had a life of being passed around and never really getting to settle into a home that will care for her for life.
And on it goes, each one coming to us so special and brought to us for a reason. We give them love, care and safety and a life filled with the promise of belonging.
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.
These new birdhouses are featured for sale on ETSY. Visit the shop at
BirdHouses4theDogs. Jolinda can also be contacted for special orders and questions through the store. All proceeds go to Retrievers and Friends of Southern California.
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.
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You can register your Ralph's card
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