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. 



Cover photo courtesy of Andrea Altman. 

**Help us acknowledge our partners' generosity by giving them your business!**


Mohawk Animal Hospital - Los Angeles CA area 

Stonecreek Animal Hospital - Orange County CA area 

Sharp Pet Hospital - Los Angeles CA area

Kensington Vet Hospital - San Diego CA


Smart Paws Training - Los Angeles CA area, Jenina Schutter, 323-350-3578

The Zen Dog (board, train and Daycare) - Los Angeles CA

Canine Kids LLC - North County San Diego CA, 760-484-7826


Rita Earl Photography - See article about Rita here - Los Angeles CA

David Veit Photography - San Diego CA - (619) 847-8880 

Charlotte Ani Photography - San Diego CA

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ABTP Services (Accounting, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation) - San Diego CA

Foxy Treats (Raw food and treats) - San Diego & Orange County CA

Pupologie (Holistic Pet Store) - Encinitas, San Diego County CA

Kombucha Dog (Product) - Los Angeles CA







cover photo courtesy of Andrea Altman, do not use without permission