Read the information below prior to sending an email.
Adopting a Dog.
The first step in the adoption process is to review our “About Adoptions” page, and then submit an application. SCGSR will review your application within 48 hours, many times sooner. If you do not recieve a response within 48 hours, please check your spam folder!
Relinquishing a Dog
*SCGSR NO LONGER ACCEPTS DOGS FROM PRIVATE PARTIES. IF AND WHEN WE HAVE SPACE WE GIVE PRIORITY TO DOGS IN SHELTERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE SUGGESTIONS OR IDEAS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR DOG, TRAINING, ETC., YOU MAY EMAIL US AND WE WILL ATTEMPT TO HELP.
If you are contacting us about a found dog, please read this first. SCGSR is a rescue and has no authority to take dogs directly from finders. Dogs are personal property and you MUST make every attempt to get the dog back to its owner. You would want someone to do the same for your dog. Have the dog scanned for a mircochip, put up flyers, post an ad on Craigslist holding back some identifying information. San Diego shelters work very closely with rescue and there is no need to worry – if you are concerned you can put a finder hold on the dog and the shelter will contact you if it isn’t claimed by its owner. If you’re in an area with bad shelters, have the dog vaccinated prior to taking it to the shelter – this one step may save its life. Then put a finder hold on the dog and if its not found by its owner or adopted, start getting in touch with rescues.
Send mail to our PO Box:
German Shepherd Rescue
6161 El Cajon Blvd. #460
San Diego, CA 92115