Given the current COVID-19 climate and the “Safer at Home” initiative for California, below are procedures that have been put into place that we believe will help protect our community of volunteers, our partners in shelters and veterinary hospitals, and potential adopters. We understand that there are situations where rescuing a dog cannot be postponed so we will try to help as much as we can while maintaining safety precautions for all. The below procedures and guidelines will be amended as needed in order to abide by public safety and health recommendations.

  • Adoption Applications and Home Visits: All home visits are suspended at this time. If you have already submitted an adoption application and are awaiting a home visit, we ask for your patience and promise we will reach out to you as soon as it makes sense.

  • Adoptions: Adoption meetings are suspended at this time. We understand it is vitally important to adopt dogs into their forever homes; adoptions ultimately help us fulfill our mission to re-home dogs and also create space for us to bring new dogs into the rescue. Therefore, we will continue to collect new adoption applications online, but there will not be a follow up at this time.

  • Foster Applications: We are happy and appreciative to receive applications to foster with us! However, any new foster application will only receive a follow up when we have a specific need.

Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue will continue to re-evaluate how we operate as developments happen regarding COVID-19. We remain committed to helping retrievers of all shapes and sizes find good homes.

Our Mission

To rescue and re-home Retrievers and find new, loving homes for them.

We have positioned Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue to partner with veterinarians, dog trainers, groomers, and other rescue groups as a resource for these professionals and organizations if they encounter dogs in need. We are primarily focused on the following types of Retrievers: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Curly Coated Retrievers, Duck Tolling Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Retriever mixes.
Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue only operates in the following areas in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

Partnering With a Rescue Group in Turkey

Dogs Beyond Our Borders

Meet Clyde and Luna! These two boys were originally scheduled to arrive in Southern California mid-April, but are now tentatively scheduled to arrive in May. While the actual dates are not yet firm, we are still excited about these two boys. Clyde is a seven-month-old retriever mix and Luna is a three-year-old Flat Coated Retriever mix. Both are beyond sweet and we are eager to get them here! We promise to keep you updated here and on social media.

So Many Ways to Help Retrievers

The Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue is run entirely by volunteers.

Your contribution will help us whether you foster, adopt, donate, or volunteer!  Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue will take the very young to the very old, the very sick to the unwanted. Every dog is an individual and will be placed in a home that meets their needs and where their individuality can thrive.

Sweet Lucy needs surgery for her shoulder before she can be adopted to a loving home.

We hope you can help her out by donating.

We're looking forward to making her feel better as soon as possible!

Courtesy Listing

We have partnered Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue to be available to veterinarians, dog trainers, groomers and other rescue groups as a resource for these professionals and organizations if they encounter dogs in need. When we have a courtesy listing, we will provide information about that dog in this space.

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

- Karen Davison

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