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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.

Adoption Event April 30, 2017!
 

Adoption Event April 30, 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
Homecoming Adoption Day – by ITSPAYD – April 8!
 

Homecoming Adoption Day – by ITSPAYD – April 8!

Join Itspayd and Southern California German Shepherd Rescue on April 8, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm at Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen in Vista Village, 30 Main St #180, Vista, CA 92083!  Visit www.itspayd.com form more information.  RSVP here!
Bo rescued! One of 17 Seniors in 17!
 

Bo rescued! One of 17 Seniors in 17!

SCGSR has committed to saving 17 senior and special needs pets in 2017 as part of the Saving Pets Challenge! Number 2 on our list is the beautiful senior, Bo. Saved from a tough life on the streets by a good Samaritan, Bo came to SCGSR. Bo is enjoying life...
Baby Xander Rescued – a Special Needs Puppy.
 

Baby Xander Rescued – a Special Needs Puppy.

Xander was dropped off at a shelter at only three weeks old.  Taken under the wing of two wonderful ladies, Xander was hand-raised and came to SCGSR at about 8 weeks old.  This beautiful puppy is undergoing the very best veterinary care.  Sadly, Xander faces many challenges.  After examination by a...
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

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.