6161 El Cajon Blvd #460, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 228-3570 socalrescue@gmail.com
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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.

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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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Photographer Wanted!

Use your photography skills to help showcase our beautiful dogs - become SCGSR's official volunteer photographer!
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Dirty Thirty - we saved two!

SCGSR was asked by the shelter to help with a group of thirty dogs and puppies rescued from a hoarder. Four month old Nikko and Piper are now safe in our care and recovering from illness and neglect.
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All Yogi wanted at the shelter was a little comfort and love.

Saving Yogi

Update 02.26.15:  Yogi’s foot has been evaluated and the vets have determined that he needs a bone graft and plating at a cost of approximately $5000!  It is a complicated surgery and must be done by a specialist.  Please keep good thoughts for Yogi, and donate  to help Yogi run…

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Sponsor a Dog starting at $10 a month!

Help SCGSR by giving a monthly donation of any size to help us support our orphans and provide them with the care they need while they wait for their forever homes! Set up your donation plan now – you can cancel at any time.


Baseball & Haute Dogs — April 25, 2015!

SCGSR is teaming up with the San Diego Padres to offer discounted Field Pavilion tickets on the Lower Level for the 4/25/15 game against the Dodgers! All ticket proceeds will go towards helping and saving more SCGSR pups! Save the Date – and tell your friends and family to save…


Maris & Jeter – two very special dogs.

Maris and Jeter are great supporters of Southern California German Shepherd Rescue. Thanks for everything you do for our pups, oh and be good to your mom!