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.

Morgan Adopted!
 

Morgan Adopted!

Our beautiful baby, Morgan, went to his forever home on 11/18/17!  Morgan was given up by his purchasers at 4 months because they found out German Shepherd puppies and apartments aren’t the best combination.  SCGSR fosters put Morgan through formal training, now he has a great family with kids, other...
Help SCGSR Win $25k – Petco Holiday Wishes Campaign
 

Help SCGSR Win $25k – Petco Holiday Wishes Campaign

Read our adopter’s story – a winner in Petco’s Holiday Wishes Campaign! Then help us win again by voting for Phoebe’s story!  If you haven’t voted, WE NEED YOU!  You only have to vote once and your DONE, can you spare 1 minute for us, if you like what we...
Rocky Update!
 

Rocky Update!

Thanks to all our supporters who pitched in to provide Rocky with the care he needs.  In addition to his skin problems (and likely exacerbating them), Rocky had all the yuckies we run into with rescued, neglected shelter pups.  Once treatment began, Rocky started to feel and look better and his...
Welcome Rocky!  SCGSR’s 17th Sr. & Special Needs in ’17!
 

Welcome Rocky! SCGSR’s 17th Sr. & Special Needs in ’17!

Welcome to our “17th Senior and Special Needs in ’17!” Rocky is a one year old special needs boy who was transferred from shelter to shelter with no regular vet care. He loves people and other dogs. With your help, we’ll soon have him looking like a champion and in...
Kodiak Adopted!
 

Kodiak Adopted!

Our big, bright, beautiful boy finally found his forever home!  Have a wonderful new life Kodi! Kodiak happy in his new home!
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...