6161 El Cajon Blvd #460, San Diego, CA 92115 - Mailing Address Only
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About Us

SCGSR is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, providing spay/neuter and veterinary care, and re-homing German shepherds and other pets in Southern California. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2006, we are funded through tax-deductible donations from adopters and individuals like you who care about the fate of these magnificent companion animals. SCGSR specializes in helping ill and injured or abandoned pets regain their health and placing them into caring, loving forever homes. Together, we can envision a day when companion animals will no longer face inhumane treatment, abandonment or perish in shelters. We are a volunteer-based group who works with foster homes - we do not have a location. Please review our about adoptions page for more information.

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Foster Homes Wanted!

Foster homes needed now! Fostering a homeless, helpless dog and placing it in a loving forever home is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do.
Summit needs a foster home!
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Photographer Wanted!

Use your photography skills to help showcase our beautiful dogs - become SCGSR's official volunteer photographer!
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Dirty Thirty - we saved two!

SCGSR was asked by the shelter to help with a group of thirty dogs and puppies rescued from a hoarder. Four month old Nikko and Piper are now safe in our care and recovering from illness and neglect.
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Beautiful Kona is safe with SCGSR.

This girl, who many of us would be proud to have and would adore, lost her home because her family moved to a smaller house and the kids lost interest in her. Kona is available for adoption and will be the love of her next family’s lives – we promised…


Baseball & Haute Dogs — April 25, 2015!

SCGSR is teaming up with the San Diego Padres to offer discounted Field Pavilion tickets on the Lower Level for the 4/25/15 game against the Dodgers! All ticket proceeds will go towards helping and saving more SCGSR pups! Save the Date – and tell your friends and family to save…


Kaiser is quickly recovering from hip surgery! See his video!

Just five days after surgery our darling boy went to his foster home, and you won’t believe how well he’s doing already!


Welcome Home Yogi!

Yogi still has some healing to do from his foot surgery but boy oh boy did he score a wonderful forever home. Yogi will have some large shoes to fill (Handsome Harry’s!) but he’s just the pup for the job. Congratulations to Yogi and his family!


Congratulations on your new home, Jayne!

Our very pretty puppy went to her forever home today and tonight they are all in love!