Relinquish a Golden

Deciding that you are not able to provide your Golden Retriever with the life that he or she deserves can be a heart wrenching decision. People relinquish dogs to SCGR Rescue for many reasons. Divorce, moving, allergy of a family member, illness or death are all reasons that Goldens have come into our care. We also get dogs who have been found as strays or are at the local animal shelters. Regardless of how a Golden Retriever comes into SCGRRescue, our goal for each dog in our program is the same: we strive to find them a loving family where they can spend the rest of their lives.

Welcome to Southern California
Golden Retriever Rescue

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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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: For your health and ours, due to the significant health crisis, we are not currently taking new applications or conducting home visits until such time as the California environment is safe to do so. We plan to continue to rescue dogs and keep them safe while pursuing limited adoptions to those families already approved and waiting. These changes will keep us operational while drastically reducing the exposure of our volunteers and the public. Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time