The Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
Our dogs are all in foster homes, never kenneled, temperament tested, socialized and vetted prior to adoption. Our goal is to find the perfect home for each individual dog and each one has their own personal representative.
Our mission is to find loving, lifetime homes for all Southern California Golden Retrievers in need, regardless of conditions or circumstances. We will always strive to heal the sick and injured, rehabilitate the neglected and abused, and nurture the aged and unwanted until we find the perfect family who will shower them with unconditional love.
Our vision is to build a refuge – a sanctuary – to serve as a halfway house where each of our beloved Goldens can rest and recuperate, prior to being placed with a foster or permanent family and moving on in their new lives.
Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue is the third largest Golden Retriever Rescue in the country and second largest in the Western Region.
Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
Long before the rescue was incorporated, members of the parent breed club, the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles, were doing informal rescue work, rehoming displaced dogs and using its network of breeders, enthusiasts and families to help Goldens in need. Since its incorporation, GRGCLA Rescue has grown into a fully-sustainable, non-profit organization.
GRCGLAR has taken in over 4,500 Golden Retrievers since 2003 and our all-volunteer force numbers over 180 strong in six southern California counties. Although we stand ready to help any golden retriever in need, our commitment to the neediest cases, the old, the sick and the injured, remains unparalleled in the rescue community. With our ever-growing family of volunteers, adopters, foster homes and supporters, we’ve established a strong network of helping hands to ensure we’ll be there when we’re needed, and have made a lifetime commitment to all our dogs.
Our Board of Directors and volunteer team include folks with many years of experience with this breed in all different capacities, from breeding and showing, to training and dog sports such as obedience, agility, rally and hunting. Folks who are forced to relinquish their dogs due to death, divorce or financial downturn know that GRCGLAR has the experience, knowledge and expertise to make the best possible placement for their dog, and the organization’s stability and longevity provide their dog with the best possible safety net and assurances for a lifetime of help and protection.