Ridgebacks & Friends

Dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Ridgeback mixes in California. Potential adopters must meet the dog(s) prior to adoption.

The purpose of Ridgeback & Friends is to save Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Ridgeback mixes in California and place them in suitable homes. While the focus remains on saving dogs from California's high-intake shelters, some of the dogs come into rescue as owner surrenders or homeless strays. All dogs are carefully screened for good behavior and receive proper veterinary care, including spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, before being matched with appropriate adopters. The group provides sanctuary to a limited number of sick and/or under socialized dogs.  

We are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. 

1-818-406-4877

www.facebook.com/ridgebacksandfriends

Pictures with Santa - November 2016 - Dogtopia San Marcos CA team dup with us for a fundraising dog wash and pictures with Santa.  Big thanks to our Santa and his elves/helpers!!

Soiree on the Savanna - September 2016. This elegant event was held on the grounds of an exclusive estate in Rancho Santa Fe, California.  Over 100 guests attended and enjoyed the funky sounds of Palm Springs band Bri Cherry and the Boys, authentic South African food of the Conscious Caterer, select vendors, lawn games, silent auction and more. Tasha Ardalan of Foxy Treats produced the fabulous event for us!

June 26, 2016.  Yappy Hour at Rock Bottom Brewery in La Jolla CA, sponsored by Pints and Paws Events.

June 26, 2016.  Yappy Hour at Rock Bottom Brewery in La Jolla CA, sponsored by Pints and Paws Events.

June 4, 2016 - Fundraising Yard Sale in North County San Diego CA

June 4, 2016 - Fundraising Yard Sale in North County San Diego CA

March 12, 2016 - 3rd Annual LA Yard Sale -  We had energetic helpers, Gillian, Kerry, Tracy, Ryan, Katherine and Erin (Lola's Foster mom), many friends who stopped by to shop, & great donators of "treasures."  We raised $1920!

March 12, 2016 - 3rd Annual LA Yard Sale -  We had energetic helpers, Gillian, Kerry, Tracy, Ryan, Katherine and Erin (Lola's Foster mom), many friends who stopped by to shop, & great donators of "treasures."  We raised $1920!

March 18, 2016 - Pupologie Encinitas's 11th Anniversary Yappy Hour.  We were the featured Rescue of the Month.

March 18, 2016 - Pupologie Encinitas's 11th Anniversary Yappy Hour.  We were the featured Rescue of the Month.

NOV21, 2015 - 2nd Annual HOUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Enoteca Style. Lovely ladies, luscious cupcakes graciously donated by Cupcakes Squared!, hanging out with longtime friends, and Scott & Miranda, the generous proprietors of Enoteca Style. Crazy dog ladies, our banner, the coveted auction items of The Fiona Gallery, and glamorous partiers. Foster parents & Ridgebacks adopters; supporters & donators, Kombucha dog & our cover boy Bentley, and trainer Alex of Behave - Dog Training & Behavior Modification with Ruby SoHo's mom! 

March 12, 2016 Ridgebacks & Friends 3rd Annual LA Yard Sale

SEPT 20, 2015 1st Annual Ridgebacks & Friends Rollin' For the Ridgies Pickwick Bowl

March 16, 2015 - Pupologie Encinitas' 10th Birthday Bash

August 14, 2014 - Rescue of the Month at Pupologie Encinitas