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.

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. For more information visit our About page.

Latest News and Updates.

Noah is Safe With SCGSR!
 

Noah is Safe With SCGSR!

Welcome to Noah! Noah is a gorgeous youngster who was stuck in a far away (430 miles) shelter with little prospect of being adopted or rescued. Noah is showing some signs of pain in his back legs and will be getting a check up and x-rays tomorrow. As always, we’re...
Darling Dixie!
 

Darling Dixie!

This sweet and shy 5 month old is looking for a forever home! Her SCGSR foster family has been introducing her to new faces and places and Dixie has gained a lot of confidence. She would love another dog in her home for a playmate!
Archer Adopted!
 

Archer Adopted!

Our lovely boy has finally chosen his forever family, and did he ever choose right!
Help Senior Havasu Get the Vet Care he Needs!
 

Help Senior Havasu Get the Vet Care he Needs!

Havasu is an 11 year old boy whose owner moved and didn’t take him along.  Luckily a friend of SCGSR took him in.  He hasn’t had the vet care a senior dog needs and SCGSR will be providing senior care through our vet to help Havasu get the best out...
Double your donation now, help save lives!
 

Double your donation now, help save lives!

A generous donor has offered to double donations up to $2000, meaning $4000 to help SCGSR help dogs. Please donate today and help us reach our goal.
Maggie is adopted!
 

Maggie is adopted!

Our sweet Maggie has found her forever home! Smuggled across the U.S. border into San Diego, Maggie was confiscated by Animal Control along with her 6 week old sister Macie. Safe and happy, both are now in loving forever homes!
Rocket Adopted!
 

Rocket Adopted!

Our shy, darling little wannabe German Shepherd Rocket was adopted 01.05.18!
Rocky Adopted!
 

Rocky Adopted!

Our sweet boy Rocky, who came to SCGSR in very sad condition, is all well and spent the New Year in his loving forever home!!
Dixie & Mya Rescued!
 

Dixie & Mya Rescued!

Dixie and Mya are just nine weeks old. They look like they might be XXL when grown! They will be available for adoption shortly.
Hunter Adopted!
 

Hunter Adopted!

Adopted on Saturday, November 25, 2017, Hunter has a new name (Diego) and a new loving forever home! Congratulations to Diego and his new family, everyone is already in love!
Morgan Adopted!
 

Morgan Adopted!

Our beautiful baby, Morgan, went to his forever home on 11/18/17!  Morgan was given up by his purchasers at 4 months because they found out German Shepherd puppies and apartments aren’t the best combination.  SCGSR fosters put Morgan through formal training, now he has a great family with kids, other...
Help SCGSR Win $25k – Petco Holiday Wishes Campaign
 

Help SCGSR Win $25k – Petco Holiday Wishes Campaign

Read our adopter’s story – a winner in Petco’s Holiday Wishes Campaign! Then help us win again by voting for Phoebe’s story!  If you haven’t voted, WE NEED YOU!  You only have to vote once and your DONE, can you spare 1 minute for us, if you like what we...