Permanent Fosters

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue’s “Save a Life” Program allows us to provide long-term care for dogs who for health, and sometimes behavioral, reasons are not adoptable. Some of the dogs are seniors with arthritis, some have severe hip problems that cannot be helped with surgery and some are terminal.
In this program, these precious Golden Retrievers live with very special foster families who love them deeply and care for them for the rest of their days. Many were abandoned at shelters because they were sick – left to die in pain, alone and afraid.  Your generous donations and participation in our fundraising efforts allows SCGRR to take these poor souls in and pay for 100% of their vet care.  Your donations are vital to these efforts and allows them to know dignity, comfort and love. Please consider donating or increasing your donation today!
Paws up to our current permanent foster families: Betsy Byrnes, Mary & Dave Sawyer, Blayne Chenoweth, Carrie Madrid, Ross McIntyre, Liz Miller, Doug & Nancy Neufeld,  Kris DeLuna and family, Barb Scheid, Brenda Chilvers and John Reese. Also, thank you to our Permanent Foster Coordinator, Tracey Payton.
You can read more about the lucky pups currently in the permanent foster program below. If you would like to become a foster family, please fill out a foster application.
In the past others have opened their hearts and homes to care for terminal dogs – holding them until it was time to say goodbye. Many heartfelt thanks to Kathy Brill, Ed Buck, Shendl Diamon, Julie Flood, Laurie Hoffman, Kiersten Kanaster ,Natalie Lindberg, Carrie Madrid, Sandy & Sue McGregor, Jenni Morita, Arlene Montgomery, Debbie Rothschild, Barbara Scheid, Eileen Burnett, Nancy Kollich, Tara Morgan, Jeff Pressman, Nansi Taggart, Ross McIntyre, Liz Miller, Kim and Andy Betts, and Chris and Jean Wagner.  They have loved Danny Boy, Krystal Rose, Homer and Princess Beloved Pearl, Branson, Rosko, Mansfield’s Buddy, Shadow, Nika, Nani, Gretel, Murphy, Stanley, Fuji, Wasson (Buddy) and Queen Elizabeth until it was time for them to cross the Rainbow Bridge and they remember them always.

  • Meet August

       August was dumped at the Long Beach Animal Shelter by his owners who immediately called Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.    He is only 7 but seems younger.  After seeing the horrific pictures of an open, bleeding tumor on his rear, we immediately said yes and jumped into action.    Nothing could have prepared us for […]

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  • Meet Franklin

    Franklin is 15 and was dropped off at the shelter by his owners. He is almost totally deaf and had a laryngeal problem which caused him great difficulty breathing.      He collapsed going into the vet once our rescue picked him up.  He also has a mass on his liver and arthritis in his […]

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  • Finnegan

    Finnegan came into rescue October 9, 2015. Age estimated somewhere between 12 and 14 years old, he had a terrible skin infection which we have treated, and now like most ‘skin’ dogs, he requires medicated baths regularly. Finn’s ears were also horrific when he arrived in rescue and continue to be a battle even with […]

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  • Bentley

    Bentley came to us just one week after we became fosters. He was an Owner Turn In (OTI) and hadn’t been seen by anyone at SCGRR.  He arrived with a cone that was extremely filthy around his neck, mats that were dragging on the ground, and he was barely able to walk.  There were no […]

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