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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!

Our Fundraisers:

RFSC is approved for Ralph's Community Contribution Program.   

 If you do your grocery shopping at Ralph's and if you use a Ralph's Reward Card, you can also earn money for Retrievers and Friends.

You can download the attached file and bring it to your local Ralphs to be attached to your Rewards Card. Alternatively, you can also go to to register your Ralphs Rewards Card with our organization. Simply use our NPO # 92563 and our name, Retrievers and Friends of So Calif. 

Purchase a Handmade Birdhouse & Help RFSC!

A kind RFSC supporter is offering proceeds from the sales of her birdhouses to help us.

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.

From Jolinda:

Many years ago, our Church would have an annual Harvest Festival.  We would gather and make items for the festival. Once we made birdhouses and I fell in love with making them. I really enjoy using recycled, found objects, and license plates for the tops. They are very functional and the Wrens at my house love them. My father cuts the wood for me and my husband helps me with the nailing together when I am done.

I have been making them for family and friends for years.  They are currently on display for sale at Fat Quarters Quilt shop in Vista and The Garden Company in Santa Cruz.  Each one is different from the next and very eclectic, not to mention practical for our feathered friends.

All proceeds go to Retrievers and Friends and we are thrilled to be able to do this.

If you are interested in a hand made birdhouse, please contact Jolinda at

Jolinda is pictured here with some of the birdhouses and her dog, Lilly.  Lilly is an RFSC alumni.


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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