Welcome to Southern California German Shepherd Rescue

SCGSR is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our partners, volunteers and adopters and supporting local health and government leaders. This has impacted our adoption process and our ability to rescue as we are not using boarding. Thank you for working with us to continue to rescue needy dogs.

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 1,300 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 health and places them in caring 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.

Kenny and Nita Recovered and Adopted!
 
Kenny and Nita Recovered and Adopted!
Abandoned and sick, uncared for puppies like Kenny and Nita who where undernourished, had a very high parasite load, and whose small bodies were starved for nutrition, found themselves in the shelter with a triple whammy. They’d never seen a…
Kenny and Nita Rescued!
 
Kenny and Nita Rescued!
These two babies found themselves in the local shelter, feeling very sick. They were literally filled with parasites, they were boney and congested and had no other options beside rescue. Even though we don’t know if they will survive, we…
Kenzie Blue Rescued!
 
Kenzie Blue Rescued!
Kenzie Blue is a darling, tiny Husky look-a-like. We’re convinced she’s an Alaskan Klee Kai, a very small breed indeed, she’s only 5 lbs in weight, but 100 lbs in personality!  She’s about 7-8 weeks old and found herself in…
Kiana Rescued!
 
Kiana Rescued!
This little beauty wound up in the shelter as a stray.  She was 4 months old but the size of a 2 month old puppy, she was starved and in terrible condition.  She was also in pain and having trouble…
Samantha Rescued and Adopted!
 
Samantha Rescued and Adopted!
Samantha was a 3 month old puppy who was callously discarded like trash.  Dumped in a shopping center, she watched her family drive away.  A shopkeeper called animal control and Samantha landed in our safety net.  And as if in…
Rocky adopted!
 
Rocky adopted!
Our big beautiful youngster Rocky has left his sad past behind and gone to a brand new life of being adored! Congratulations to Rocky and his new family, and many thanks to your foster family!
Skye Adopted!
 
Skye Adopted!
Skye is happily adopted and living the good life in her forever home. Thanks to all who helped her! Skye urgently needs our help. This 3 month old baby husky came to us today from the shelter with two broken…
Petey Adopted!
 
Petey Adopted!
Our super sweet Petey got his forever home! He came to SCGSR needing emergency surgery, we patched him up, then he needed a special surgery for his neuter. Petey’s perfect now and will be spoiled and loved and happy in…
Xena Adopted!
 
Xena Adopted!
Xena came to SCGSR from the shelter as a tiny baby. She was blind and nearly feral. Our volunteers worked hard to socialize and train Xena and the reward was fantastic. It turned out that she had likely had a…
Tucker Adopted!
 
Tucker Adopted!
This precious 6 month old baby came from the shelter at 4 months old, already neglected and very sick. He’s now recovered and adopted! This sweet boy deserves a wonderful life and we were happy to help help him find…
Hunter Adopted!
 
Hunter Adopted!
This precious 7 month old flew in and out of our rescue! Have a wonderful life, boy!
Kona Adopted!
 
Kona Adopted!
Finally our beautiful girl found her forever home!