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.

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

Partnering With Goldens Without Borders Rescue

We've been asked to help four Labrador Retrievers who have been saved from a slaughterhouse in China by the Goldens Without Borders Rescue (GWB). Upon GWB's arrival at the slaughterhouse, they discovered many Labrador Retrievers were there in addition to the Golden Retrievers they had been expecting. It didn't take them long to realize they could not leave them behind.  This decision exponentially increased the costs and resources of GWB which is why they reached out to fellow dog rescue groups such as ours for assistance. After some discussion, the board unanimously agreed to help GWB with this rescue endeavor which means these four dogs were able to hitch a ride to the states with their fellow rescued canines and they are now looking for their forever homes.

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!

As a Network Partner with Best Friends Animal Society, you can download their free mobile application 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, corporate sponsors provide both cash and products that will be divided up among the rescues based on their participation levels.

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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