Adopt A Dog!

Adoption Applications and Home Visit Guidelines During COVID-19: All home visits will be conducted virtually via video conference.
Pet ownership is a serious responsibility. The policy of Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue is to ensure that each person who adopts a dog is aware of the responsibility, and is capable and willing to accept that responsibility morally, physically and financially.
Sometimes people turn to rescue groups because they are interested in finding a dog that can be trained as a service dog, a therapy dog or an emotional support animal.  Rescue dogs often come with needs of their own created by the stress of their former lives or the changes they experience while in rescue.  We want our dogs to have lives as beloved family pets, so we don’t adopt them out to situations that require them to perform a job.
Submit your application to adopt with us by going here.

Adoption Fees:

  • 8 weeks - 2 years: $550
  • 3 years - 8 years: $450
  • 9 years and older: $250
  • International dogs: $900
  • Special situations: TBD per dog
Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue only adopts dogs to the following areas in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.
Your wait time to adopt a dog may be longer than expected for a variety of reasons. Homes with children, other dogs, and/or cats will generally experience the longest wait times to find the right match. Your personal circumstances and flexibility are key factors in the process. Our top priority is to find the best homes for our dogs based upon their individual needs and personalities, and we thank you in advance for your patience.
Foster to Adopt Program:
We are a foster based rescue organization which means that we do not have any boarding facilities and only take dogs into rescue if we have a foster home available. This limited our ability to rescue dogs, so we have decided to embrace "Foster to Adopt" as a means to help save more dogs.
  • Allowing adopters to foster a dog before they commit to adopting is a win/win for the dogs. It removes the uncertainty of returns or mismatches that can happen when, despite best efforts, a dog may require more time than the initial meet-and-greet provides. While you are fostering a dog for us, all their medical needs and expenses are covered by the rescue. We can provide any equipment that you may need like crates and gates and each dog will come with a collar, leash, and harness. All we ask is for you to provide love and care while getting to know them so we can learn if the dog is going to stay with you or move onto another forever home.
  • If you would like to participate in the Foster to Adopt Program, answer "yes" to the following question in the application: Many of our applicants begin by fostering a dog with us. Fostering provides a short-term home for a dog in need and allows us to build a relationship with our applicants. Medical expenses are covered by the rescue when you foster, and arrangements can be made if you will be traveling. Would you like to speak with someone about helping a loving dog who needs a foster home?
  • The same adoption fees apply as above.
  • We understand you may have questions. Please read our FAQ's below for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Adoption Process

Frequently Asked Questions About the Foster to Adopt Process