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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Danny - Featured Pet!

Danny is a very shy boy, he's 1.5 years old and is what rescue is all about. He needs a person who can bring out his confidence. Danny is great with other dogs, he's housebroken,rides nicely in a car & is a gent on leash. He looks to his person for instruction. He's ready to blossom with your love.
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Dog Abandoned in Filth Finds Safe Haven with SCGSR!

Deserted when their family moved away from their home in Mexico, three dogs lived alone, in filth, until they were found by neighbors. SCGSR rescued the German Shepherd, Duchess, and she is now safe in San Diego. The two small dogs went to another rescue. Duchess is a beautiful young…


Donate in December for a chance to win a GoPro Hero4 and Dog Harness!

Donate $25 or more during the month of December and you will automatically be entered to win a brand new GoPro Hero4 and a harness that fits dogs from 40 to 130 pounds! Want your dog to video your wedding? You’ll be all set! And your donation may also qualify…

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One-half way to our Double Donation Goal!!!

Many thanks to Barkin Dales Dog Wash and to Steven P for their donations today, bringing us HALF WAY TO OUR $15,000 DOUBLE DONATION goal! We know there are so many wonderful causes to support and we thank you for choosing Southern California German Shepherd Rescue. Help us make our…