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.

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!
Bo rescued! One of 17 Seniors in 17!
 

Bo rescued! One of 17 Seniors in 17!

SCGSR has committed to saving 17 senior and special needs pets in 2017 as part of the Saving Pets Challenge! Number 2 on our list is the beautiful senior, Bo. Saved from a tough life on the streets by a good Samaritan, Bo came to SCGSR. Bo is enjoying life...
Baby Xander Rescued – a Special Needs Puppy.
 

Baby Xander Rescued – a Special Needs Puppy.

Xander was dropped off at a shelter at only three weeks old.  Taken under the wing of two wonderful ladies, Xander was hand-raised and came to SCGSR at about 8 weeks old.  This beautiful puppy is undergoing the very best veterinary care.  Sadly, Xander faces many challenges.  After examination by a...

Help SCGSR Win the Saving Pets Challenge 2017!

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 able to rescue, rehabilitate and place with a loving family which will become our ultimate legacy! You know us and how hard we work every day with an all-volunteer staff. Each year, we rescue, rehabilitate, provide spay/neuter and vet care to many needy animals. You’ve seen the great work we’ve done and have always supported our efforts. And because of that, we’ve saved and rehomed over 900 animals since our inception! THANK YOU! With your help today, we can continue saving these special animals and finding them their FUR-ever homes.

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Xander, Vita, Farrah, Amelia, Grace and Zeus, just a few of our senior and special needs dogs!