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.

Rex Rescued!
 

Rex Rescued!

Beautiful 2 year old Rex was living his life chained to a truck in Tijuana.  He has now joined the SCGSR family and is looking for the perfect forever home!  We have just met Rex but we hear he loves people, including kids, and other dogs.  Cats are a no...
May (Now Macie) Adopted!
 

May (Now Macie) Adopted!

Our beautiful little Shepherd/Malinois May, now named Macie has found her forever home with prior adopters – she’s started an amazing journey of love and happiness that will take her far beyond her beginnings – she and her sister were caught being smuggled across the border from Mexico to San...
Rocket Rescued!
 

Rocket Rescued!

Rocket lived his short life with only dogs in a yard – no humans except to throw food out.  The shelter called out for help for this darling 4-6 month old 16 lb terrier/doxy (??) mix, he has made a ton of progress but still needs to expand his horizons, meet...
Sage Adopted!
 

Sage Adopted!

Beautiful, happy Sage went home with prior adopters and is having the time of her life! She has a beautiful canine brother to play with, a big yard, and a loving family!  
SCGSR Assists Yoyo With Life-Saving Surgery
 

SCGSR Assists Yoyo With Life-Saving Surgery

Just two weeks before her dad deployed, Yoyo, who suffers from separation anxiety, jumped from a window trying to follow her teenage girl.  Veterinary costs quickly escalated to the point where her family couldn’t simply couldn’t cover the full cost of surgery.  SCGSR was able to raise funds to assist,...
Nala is adopted!
 

Nala is adopted!

Nala up front and happy in her new forever home, she’ll have the best life ever!
Ruby’s Story
 

Ruby’s Story

Baby Ruby was found at the side of the road, and put in a yard overnight.  She was then taken to the shelter.  From the shelter she went to an animal hospital where they found she had two broken ribs and a punctured lung.  At 8-12 weeks old!  The shelter...
Friends & Family Picnic 8.11.18 – Save the Date!
 

Friends & Family Picnic 8.11.18 – Save the Date!

Join us on August 11, 2018 – same time, same place!  Meet us at Harry Griffin Park from 11 to 4 pm for our 2018 Friends & family picnic!  More information coming soon!
Evie is adopted!
 

Evie is adopted!

Our darling Evie (now named Zippy) has been adopted and now gets to live with Quick (Juliet!).  
Dinner & Dancing SPC Fundraiser — May 20!
 

Dinner & Dancing SPC Fundraiser — May 20!

        Purchase tickets now! A Saving Pets Challenge 2017 Fundraiser FOR Southern California German Shepherd Rescue SATURDAY May 20 6pm Buffet Dinner and Dancing at Coastal Crave, 3065 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA. Music by Fleetwood Bigmak!  Click here to support 17 in ’17 SCGSR Challenge Dinner...
Saving Pets Challenge is on Now!  Help SCGSR win!
 

Saving Pets Challenge is on Now! Help SCGSR win!

Senior and special needs dogs are typically very costly to rescue and rehabilitate, which means they are often overlooked by other organizations.  You’ve no doubt seen the work we’ve done in the past with Maggie, Tyson, Vita, Ziggy, and many others with serious medical issues… It’s those broken dogs we’re...
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!