6161 El Cajon Blvd #460, San Diego, CA 92115 - Mailing Address Only
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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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Cleo (now “Holly”) Adopted!

Congratulations to Holly and her new family!

And new best friends.

Piper Adopted!

This little darling came to SCGSR from a hoarder you may have heard about in the news, and went to Animal Control where she was named one of the “Dirty Thirty” for the 30 dogs taken out of the home with sarcoptic mange and every parasite in the book.  The shelter…


Becca Rescued!

Six month old Becca was rescued yesterday, May 6, 2015 from a far away Central California shelter, where she didn’t stand a chance of adoption. She’s now safe in our arms here at SCGSR and will be reciving all the care she needs. The main thing Becca needs is a…