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Welcome to
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue

We are the original Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.
Our dogs are in foster homes, never kenneled, temperament tested, socialized and vetted prior to adoption.

Our goal is to find the perfect home for each individual dog and each one has their own personal representative.

Our mission is to find loving, lifetime homes for all Southern California Golden Retrievers in need, regardless of conditions or circumstances.
We will always strive to heal the sick and injured, rehabilitate the neglected and abused, and nurture the aged and unwanted until we find the perfect family who will shower them with unconditional love.

Our vision is to build a refuge – a sanctuary – to serve as a halfway house where each of our beloved Goldens can rest and recuperate, prior to being placed with a foster or permanent family and moving on in their new lives.

Latest Events

  • Valentine’s Turkey Dogs!

    We have the first pictures available of our 10 Valentines getting ready to cross the pond!  Press here to see!


    At one time, Golden Retrievers were a status symbol in Turkey, but when the novelty wore off many people turned their dogs into the municipality. Some live in shelters, but there’s not enough room for all the dogs in shelters, so they live on the streets and in the forest. We were contacted by Adopt a Golden in Atlanta and were thrilled to help out.

    The National Rescue Committee of the Golden Retriever Club of America supports SCGRR’s effort as there are no Golden Retrievers being put at risk in the U.S. because of this rescue. The Turkish Government and the shelter volunteer colleagues in Istanbul want a better life for these dogs and work with us to make this happen. Absolutely no Golden Retrievers in the U.S. that need our assistance that we would ordinarily bring in to rescue will be turned away because of this project.

    image003A tremendous thank you to our very good Golden Rescue friends at Adopt-A-Golden-Atlanta who were the first to begin this initiative!

    Here is the press release from our rescue! Just press right here!

    Here is a video that was made when Atlanta first helped with the transport.    Press right here to see the video story courtesy of CNN!

    Additionally, you may wish to read the CNN report by pressing here!

    SCGRR will be bringing in 8 dogs from Istanbul on Valentine’s weekend; February 13th, 2016! We hope this will be the first of many.


    You can help!

    We need donations! Each dog will cost $2,000 to bring across the ocean to safety in the U.S. plus additional medical costs! Any contribution is so very much appreciated and will allow us to help these gentle creatures.

    You can send in a personal check or money order to our facilities in Southern California or you can make a donation online via PayPal. We thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. SCGR Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. ID#30-0454968

    To donate with a credit card through PayPal, please click the PayPal button below.

    To donate using Just Give, click on the button below.


    Sponsor a Golden from Turkey

    For a minimum $350 tax deductible donation, you can show your support for our rescue by sponsoring a Turkey Golden. Your donation will go a long way to help cover the costs of vaccinations, spay/neutering, micro-chipping and vet examinations. You will also have the wonderful feeling of knowing you made a difference in your sponsored dog’s life.

    As a thank you, your name will appear under a photo of one of the Turkey Goldens; additionally you will receive some thank you gifts in the mail!

    You can sponsor a Golden by using the PayPal button below.

    To donate using Just Give, click on the button below.



    We are excited to announce that we will have pictures and details of the Goldens we will be rescuing very soon and will post those here.

    Each dog under 1 year will be available for adoption once medically cleared at a minimum donation amount of $800.

    Each dog over 1 year will be available for adoption once medically cleared at a minimum donation amount of $600.

    We want to thank all those who have sponsored one of the Turkey Goldens so far!

    Joan Hopple

    Animal Medical Center – Los Angeles

    Omer Ovarken

    Victoria Terranova

    Robert Woods

    Debbie Reinfurt

    Secil Ari

    Joel Korotzer

    David Brooks

    Kathe Bass

    Kathy Boyer

    Michael Carre

    Patty Beverly

    Patricia Johnson

    Lois Neeley

    Tracey Payton

    John & Genevieve Adams In Memory of our beloved Trooper

    Frank Chapman

    Arlene Ressler – In Memory of my Sweet Darwin.

    Steve Borowski


    We would also like to thank everyone that has made any other donation to this project and you can find them by pressing right here!