Double Donation Campaign

In memory of Maris, a life-long SCGSR supporter who lost his battle with cancer, his mom is doubling donations up to $3000.

Welcome to Southern California German Shepherd Rescue.

SCGSR is a 501(c)3 Charity, EIN: 20-5500458 – Donate with Confidence.

Founded in August 2006, SCGSR consists of a dedicated team of volunteers. SCGSR rescues, rehabilitates, provides spay/neuter and veterinary care, and re-homes pets in Southern California. SCGSR has rescued and placed over 900 animals. Our rescues include German Shepherds, Great Danes, Poodles, many mixed breeds, cats and kittens, a chicken, and even a boa constrictor.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in San Diego County, we are funded through tax-deductible donations from adopters and individuals like you who care about the fate of these magnificent companions. Unlike larger organizations and humane societies, SCGSR has no paid or compensated volunteers or employees, allowing your donation dollars to go further in providing care for needy animals. We do not maintain an expensive facility, but instead are foster-based.

SCGSR specializes in helping ill and unadoptable abandoned pets regain their health and placing them in caring, loving forever homes. Together, we can envision a day when companion animals will no longer face inhumane treatment, abandonment or perish in shelters. Visit just some of our more remarkable rescues here.

Latest news and updates!

Pints for Pups!
 

Pints for Pups!

Mark your calendar for Oct 25! This gorgeous print by artist Frank A. will be up for raffle during our Pints for Pups event on 10/25 at Culture Brewing Co – Ocean Beach! Bring your friends and puppy pals for Happy Hour! More information!
Abandoned, Ill Senior, Ariel is finally enjoying life!
 

Abandoned, Ill Senior, Ariel is finally enjoying life!

Ariel came to SCGSR about 8 months ago, a sad senior girl who was in heart failure and didn’t stand a chance without rescue. Ariel’s prognosis wasn’t great, and she went directly into hospice foster. Her heart failure causes her to slowly fill lose protein into her abdomen, and she...
Double Donation Campaign
 

Double Donation Campaign

In memory of Maris, a life-long SCGSR supporter who lost his battle with cancer, his mom is doubling donations up to $3000.
Audrey Adopted!
 

Audrey Adopted!

Our pretty girl Audrey, abandoned at the vet’s office by her owner because she was sick and needed care, is all well and was adopted by a loving forever family!  Congratulations to Audrey and her new family!
Help save Marina from a life of pain.
 

Help save Marina from a life of pain.

My name is Marina. I was rescued by SCGSR yesterday morning, the ladies who picked me up from the shelter were so nice, and one is going to be my foster mom. SCGSR is the only rescue who responded when I needed help. Why did I need to be rescued...
Handsome, young, well mannered!  What are you waiting for?
 

Handsome, young, well mannered! What are you waiting for?

Beautiful Tucker is still waiting for a forever home. Why? We have no idea! Our volunteers pack walk Tucker every weekend and he’s every inch the gentleman. Loving, quiet, good on leash and very friendly. We have a lot of beautiful dogs right now so take a look! We’re also...