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, Rocky Mountain, Sassie, Sophie, 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, and Stellar, 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.


  • Gi

    Update April 10, 2018:  The steroids have kicked in and his lymph nodes have drastically reduced. While he is incredibly hungry, he is just as picky, but he is eating.  His diet is very bland as the food seems to travel right through him . He has a bit more energy so is up for […]

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  • 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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  • Rocky Mountain

    11 year old Rocky Mountain came into rescue in June 2018, as an owner surrender. He arrived with a history of spindle cell sarcoma (which is a type of cancer) and a myriad of smaller bumps.  The original cancerous lump had been removed in 2017 prior to rescue. When he was surrendered to SCGRR, he […]

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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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