6161 El Cajon Blvd #460, San Diego, CA 92115 - Mailing Address Only
  • Senior boy rescued from a high kill shelter.

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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Volunteers Wanted!

Do you have some free time and do you love big dogs? SCGSR has volunteers all over San Diego, and in Canada and Australia! If you have skills you can use to help, from artwork to web design, you can help.
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Summit - Featured Pet!

Summit is a true beauty, about 18 months to two years old. She is charming, easy to walk, and climbs chain link fencing like a monkey! She would do great in a home where she is mostly inside, like a condo.
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Sadie is a happy lady!

Sadie is a happy lady because our volunteer Felicia is her buddy. Not many people drop by a German Shepherd rescue for a sweet pittie, but if you’re in the market, four year old Sadie is energetic, loves kitties, and doesn’t need any Margaritas to get this look on her…


Summit Adopted!

Our pretty little girl found her loving forever home! Congratulations to the whole family!


Scarlet Adopted!

Congratulations to our beautiful Scarlet and her new family. Scarlet has already taken on nightly patrols to make sure everyone in the house is sleeping safe and sound.