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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.

8 Year Old Sophie is Fundraising for Grace’s Therapy
 

8 Year Old Sophie is Fundraising for Grace’s Therapy

8 year old Sophie is fundraising to pay for Grace’s swim therapy! Grace is Socalrescue’s recent rescue and after two surgeries she’s beginning swim therapy. Sophie also took care of Rowdy, a pup who recently passed from an inoperable heart condition. Sophie, we thank you and love you! This is...
Adoption Event March 18, 2017!
 

Adoption Event March 18, 2017!

Join SCGSR and volunteers at the Petco in Clairemont Mesa from 11 am to 1 pm for an adoption event! Petco 3994 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Unit A San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 483-4100
Grace is up and walking!
 

Grace is up and walking!

She’s walking! Donate now – choose “Grace.”
Friends & Family Picnic – August 5, 2017
 

Friends & Family Picnic – August 5, 2017

Save the date! Our annual picnic at Harry Griffen Regional Park in La Mesa is scheduled for August 5 this year.  Please join us and bring your dogs. 2017 Sponsors: Blue Dog Bakery
9 Year Old Kenyon Rescued – And Adopted!
 

9 Year Old Kenyon Rescued – And Adopted!

Do you see this face?  Kenyon found himself in a shelter at 9 years old.  Because he’s so darn cute, he was adopted.  Unfortunately the resident dog attacked and bit our sensitive boy and he was returned to the shelter, who called upon SCGSR to help.  We stepped up and...
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...

Saving Grace.

Our young volunteer, 8 year old Sophie, is raising money for Grace, our latest needy rescue. Grace was run over by a car, chasing the ball she loves so much into the street. Two surgeries later, Grace is walking, she's regaining feeling in one of her legs, and she's begun swim therapy. Sophie is raising funds for Grace's swim therapy, and you can help here.