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.
Tater, Fry, Spud, and Chip Need Your Help!
Golden Puppies With Congenital Defect
We were asked by a local shelter to help a litter of puppies who were surrendered because they were born with Pectus Excavatum - a congenital defect where the ribs and sternum do not grow properly. This deformity results in a concave chest and causes compression of the heart and lungs. Difficult breathing, exercise intolerance and heart issues/disease can all develop. These puppies, Spud, Tater, Chip, and Fry have seen a surgeon, radiologist, and cardiologist to determine the extent of the defect, treatment, and prognosis. All four puppies displayed heart murmurs which may resolve on its own in time.
SPUD HAS BEEN ADOPTED: Spud's congenital defect appears to have healed on its own and he no longer needs surgery! All donations received thus far will be used to offset the medical costs we have already accumulated and the additional costs we will incur caring for spud and his siblings.
CHIP HAS BEEN ADOPTED: Very minimal Pectus Excavatum and may not be of clinical significance
TATER: Very minimal Pectus Excavatum and may not be of clinical significance
FRY: Looks healthy at this point.
Your help with normal puppy care, medical expenses and recovery is needed. Every little bit helps not only for these puppies but also allows us to save more dogs.
Dogs Beyond Our Borders
Partnering With a Rescue Group in Turkey
When possible, we will extend our rescue resources to help dogs that are outside of Southern California. Such an opportunity arose and we have partnered with a rescue group in Turkey to help find homes for a few of their dogs. Turkey has a long history of trying to handle and manage the stray dog population which dates back more than 100 years. Despite the shelters and rescues they have in place, it is estimated that more than 100,000 stray dogs roam the streets in Istanbul alone. Mixed breeds and even purebred dogs are abandoned once they outgrow the cute puppy stage and their needs become bigger than adopters originally planned. These dogs are left to find refuge in front of markets, gas stations, and restaurants and must rely on the people who work there to survive. It is not unusual to find packs of stray dogs congregated on beaches and in the forests in Turkey.
Deniz, Beyaz, Lemon, Karsi, and Sari’s Arrival 6/23/2021
Ginger, Becca, Gunes, and Tofu’s Arrival 11/8/2020
Clyde, Luna, Charlie, and Ellie’s Arrival 8/12/2020
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.
Masks and Bandanas Now Available!
Looking for ways to donate while also getting something you need for yourself? You are in luck because we are now offering handmade face masks for a $10.00 donation. As a bonus, our volunteers also made matching mask and dog bandana sets for a donation of $15 - so you and your pup can go on walks in style!
Walk for the Dogs with ResQWalk!
Download the Best Friends Animal Society's free mobile app called ResQWalk to help raise money for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue while staying fit! ResQWalk tracks any activity that can be measured by GPS. Whether you walk, run, or have another activity you enjoy that is less than 14 miles per hour, you can participate. To start, download the ResQwalk app on your mobile device, sign up, and then select Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue as your rescue of choice. Then start the app at the beginning of your walk, run, or activity. Throughout the year, we will receive donations bases on participation levels.
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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