Permanent Fosters

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue’s Save-a-Life Program allows us to provide lifetime care for dogs deemed not adoptable due to long term health, or behavioral issues. Most are terminal. We have had uber-seniors with mobility issues, dogs with seizures, many with cancer or assorted medical issues, feral dogs, and dogs with supreme fear-based anxiety.  

Many have been abandoned at shelters, some have been surrendered because the cost of care to their families was prohibitive, sadly others have passed along to SCGRR for Hospice because their families just did not want to deal with end-of-life care. Each dog requires a specific home to meet their needs. All of these dogs deserve the best rest-of-their life, which is what this program provides.
In the Permanent Foster 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. Your generous donations and participation in our fundraising efforts allow SCGRR to bring these poor souls in, and pay 100% of their vet care.  
Thank you to all of our wonderful foster families who now care for Belize, Bloo, Boddington, Bugsy, Byron, Jarvis, Mei Mei, Sassy, Siena, and Zeus.

We are forever grateful to our loving foster families who have opened their hearts and homes to Danny Boy, Krystal Rose, Homer, Bentley, Princess Beloved Pearl, Branson, Balto, Rosko, Mansfield’s Buddy, Shadow, Phoebe, Nika, Portia, Neo, Honey Lamb, Shilo, Nani, Gretel, Goofy, King Arthur, Franklin, Auggie, Wisdom, Joey, Murphy, Stanley, Clarence, Fuji, Wasson, Riley, Mimsy Mae, Finnegan, Queen Elizabeth, Kobee, Gracie, Irish, Basa, Fedora, Pumpkin Latte, Archer, Stellar, Gi, Rocky Mountain, Farrah, Oliver, and Sophie, who have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

You can read more about the wonderful pups currently in the permanent foster program below. If you would like to become a foster family, please fill out a foster application.

If you would like to sponsor one of our Permanent foster dogs, please select the yellow DONATE NOW button on the right. Your donations are vital to our efforts and allow these deserving creatures to know dignity, comfort, and love for the rest of their lives.


  • Siena

    Siena, who is 8 years old, came into the rescue in January of this year when her owner became too sick to care for her. She arrived with multiple health issues due to lack of consistent care. She suffered from chronic ear infections, raw paws from chewing due to allergies, she was overweight, and had […]

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  • Boddington

    Bodie is a wonderful gent of about 10 years who made his way into rescue in August 2018. While waiting for a foster home, he met gal-pal Harlo and they went as a set of bookends into foster care together.  Harlo found her “Happily-Ever-After” when she was adopted, but Bodie’s path had taken a different […]

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  • Byron

    Byron’s rescue story. Byron came to our rescue via the shelter in August 2017. He was at the shelter for 11 days in the heat of summer waiting for his owners to pick him up. However, they didn’t bother to come and get him. We were notified and went to evaluate him. He had infections […]

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  • Zeus

    This photo was taken the first day I met Zeus, in 2013. He had himself backed into a corner and wished he could make himself invisible. We were contacted by the shelter supervisor about a 10 month old flat coated retriever mix who was so fearful of everything, he was deemed not adoptable. His only […]

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