Rescue changes lives.

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.

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...
Rocky Update!
 

Rocky Update!

Thanks to all our supporters who pitched in to provide Rocky with the care he needs.  In addition to his skin problems (and likely exacerbating them), Rocky had all the yuckies we run into with rescued, neglected shelter pups.  Once treatment began, Rocky started to feel and look better and his...
Welcome Rocky!  SCGSR’s 17th Sr. & Special Needs in ’17!
 

Welcome Rocky! SCGSR’s 17th Sr. & Special Needs in ’17!

Welcome to our “17th Senior and Special Needs in ’17!” Rocky is a one year old special needs boy who was transferred from shelter to shelter with no regular vet care. He loves people and other dogs. With your help, we’ll soon have him looking like a champion and in...
Kodiak Adopted!
 

Kodiak Adopted!

Our big, bright, beautiful boy finally found his forever home!  Have a wonderful new life Kodi! Kodiak happy in his new home!
Rex Rescued!
 

Rex Rescued!

Beautiful 2 year old Rex was living his life chained to a truck in Tijuana.  He has now joined the SCGSR family and is looking for the perfect forever home!  We have just met Rex but we hear he loves people, including kids, and other dogs.  Cats are a no...
May (Now Macie) Adopted!
 

May (Now Macie) Adopted!

Our beautiful little Shepherd/Malinois May, now named Macie has found her forever home with prior adopters – she’s started an amazing journey of love and happiness that will take her far beyond her beginnings – she and her sister were caught being smuggled across the border from Mexico to San...