The primary mission of our organization is to rescue and re-home Retrievers of all shapes and sizes. This means we are 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. We aim to find new, loving homes for them. We 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 homes that meet their needs and where their individuality can thrive.
We provide educational services and support to our adopters and community to further help dogs in need and dogs that have been rescued. We will always promote compassion for all dogs, regardless of their heritage.
Our uniqueness will be 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.
Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster home based nonprofit organization operating in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. There are no paid positions and FRR relies solely on donations.
Where and how are our dogs rescued?
Where do our dogs come from?
Our volunteers monitor area animal shelters, social media sites and online rescue sites on an ongoing basis. We accept dogs from current owners who contact us through our website because, for a variety of reasons, they are no longer able to care for them. We also have established relationships with other rescues that need help placing and caring for dogs that they rescue.
What happens when a dog arrives?
Our experienced volunteers evaluate each dog’s temperament and then place them in foster homes until they are adopted. All our dogs are fully vetted and receive a complete wellness exam, along with fecal test, deworming, spay/neuter and additional vaccines required. Blood work is done on senior dogs and all dogs are given additional medical care as needed. Many times the history of our dogs is unknown but we provide full disclosure of all medical conditions and behavior we have observed.
What is the adoption process?
We accept applications for adoption through our website. After the application is submitted, a volunteer will contact the potential adopter to conduct a home visit. When we identify a match, the family and the dog will have the chance to meet and interact. If the match is agreed upon by both FRR and the family, an adoption contract will be completed and the family will take the dog home. The adoption donation varies based on the age of the dog. Learn more about it by going here.