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.

  • 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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  • Gracie


    Hi, my name is Puppygirl, but my new foster parents call me Gracie. I don’t hear or see well so I don’t mind what they call me. I look like a little fox and I’m very sweet unless you have food then watch your fingers. I was dropped at the shelter by my other people […]

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  • Meet 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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