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.


  • Sasha

    Six year old Sasha and nine year old Wyatt came into rescue in October 2019 when their owner passed away. The family, holding them in a dirt area, did not want to keep them. The first thing Wyatt did was roll around in the grass at his new foster home, a wonderful sight to see. […]

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  • Frankie

    Frankie, more than just a messy eater whose weight was plummeting when he arrived in rescue.  He found a fabulous and compassionate permanent foster mom who has adopted and fostered many, including Luke (aka Caleb) who is now hanging out as a ‘guardian angel dog’ after recently crossing the Rainbow Bridge.   Despite all of […]

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  • Mei Mei

    When the friend of a deceased Taiwanese immigrant called to say he had inherited her golden retriever he didn’t want and had been keeping her outside on his patio the past few months, SCGRR said “Bring her to us”. Beautiful blonde Mei Mei (aka Darth Vader and Sunshine), deaf and riddled with infections in her […]

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  • Cody

    Cody is the one of recent additions to our permanent foster program. Callie is along as his ‘plus one’ as these litter-mates were to be adopted together…so together they will stay until the end.  At that time, Callie will be adopted through typical channels. Cody Update 7/21/20: Cody and Callie were posted for adoption and […]

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