The goal of the Riverdawgs was to provide a quality summer baseball program to enable collegiate players to develop their game, and to give them the chance to improve their opportunities to play ball at a higher level. This meant helping players from junior colleges be able to move up to play at NAIA or NCAA schools. The Riverdawgs were successful at that helping some two dozen players move up to higher levels of collegiate baseball and even on to professional baseball. The Riverdawgs were also solidly rooted in the community and held or helped with a number of baseball camps to get kids playing ball. They also assisted Habitat for Humanity with building homes for the less fortunate as a way to give back.
The Riverdawgs originally played at historic Miles Field in the southern part of Medford before it was demolished in 2004. Miles Field was home to the minor league Southern Oregon Timberjacks team which was a short season single A affiliate of the Oakland A's from 1979 - 1998. The A's left Medford after the 1998 season which paved the way for the creation of the Riverdawgs. The Riverdawgs moved to Harry & David Field in South Medford, which they shared with the American Legion baseball league Medford Mustangs, South Medford High School, and Cascade Christian High School. Harry and David Field was also used by the Rogue Valley Men's Adult Baseball League.