Kennel after kennel, row after row, day after day, shelter
after shelter in counties all over California and in shelters
throughout the country. Adopt a dog or make a donation today
and become a part of the solution.
dogs like Grace, Ellie, Sabrina and Jake, Sr. Please
don't turn away. Make a donation today to save these
helpless companions.Ways to help.
San Diego Kitten
Adopt a kitten from SDKittens.org, a small, furry
division of SCGSR!
German Shepherd Rescue
SCGSR is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, providing
spay/neuter and veterinary care, and re-homing German
shepherds and other pets in Southern California. A 501(c)(3)
nonprofit, we are funded through tax-deductible donations
from adopters and individuals like you who care about the
fate of these neglected companion animals. SCGSR specializes
in helping ill and unadoptable abandoned pets regain their
health and placing them into caring, loving forever homes.
Together, we can envision a day when companion animals will
no longer face inhumane treatment, abandonment or perish in
UPDATE 05.31.13: Many heartfelt thanks to our supporters! We reached our double donation goal in the Dog Days of Summer Double Donation campaign! We reached $4,000 in one month! These funds will help us pay the bills and continue to rescue dogs who need us. Dogs like Samantha. We are raising funds now to care for Samantha, she has been boarded at our vet's office for over a month which is very expensive. We feel that this is the safest and most comfortable place for her for now. She is soon to go to a calm, experienced foster home with one other friendly dog who we hope she'll emulate. Meantime we must pay her accumulated bills. Please watch the video and help if you can, even $5 will be appreciated and used to support Samantha's recovery.
05.31.13: MAGGIE Update: Maggie has finally turned the corner and is almost all well! She was well enough to be spayed which will help her condition. We had to have a second skin culture done on her paws, all the antibiotics she was on from the first culture didn't help her paws. Now after 10 days of being on a very expensive injectible antibiotic, her paws are nearly 100 percent! We will most likely need one more round of those injections and Maggie will be completely healthy. SCGSR wants to thank everyone who came on this journey with Maggie, from a 50/50 chance of dying to the healthy and beautiful girl she is two months later. Maggie sends her love and appriciation!
The story of Maggie's Rescue
NEW DNA TEST FOR DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY (DM) New DNA test accurately predicts probability of degenerative myelopathy (DM) in German Shepherds Good news! There is now a genetic test for DM, priced around $65, which can be ordered and administered by owners through the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals --no vet appointment necessary. This test will predict with a high level of confidence if your dog (1) is likely to develop DM, (2) will not develop DM, or (3) is a carrier of DM, but will not develop symptoms.
Prior to this test (created primarily at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Harvard) DM was diagnosed only by excluding other diseases such as spondylosis or a tumor. Now, a long emotional and financially draining diagnostic process can finally be replaced with one simple cheek swab.
Who's the Boss?
Formal training can benefit every dog owner.
Every dog owner can benefit from formal
training, not just owners with dogs who are out of
control. SCGSR's preferred trainer, Chris Moredock,
will bring harmony to your home! Chris will do telephone
consultations, gives discounts to SCGSR adopting families
and fostering volunteers, and holds free group training
classes on Saturdays. What's your excuse for that
barking, lunging dog who won't listen to a word you
say? Call Chris today at 1.858.274.0268!
Nature's Select is an SCGSR Supporter!. Free
Thinking about doggie daycare? Visit
Puptown Doggy Day Care! Puptown is a
supporter of SCGSR and you will find many of our adopted dogs there
daily, having a great time socializing and burning up all that
Every day we receive emails asking about trainers. Chris Moredock has solved problems for SCGSR since 2006,
and is an SCGSR supporter! Call or email Chris. Phone: 1.858.274.0268, or
email Chris. Please mention if you adopted your dog through SCGSR for special discounts.
Have your own calendar model? Oh My Dog is a supporter of SCGSR and provided wonderful photography for our 2011 calendar.
Explore the Alexander Technique with SCGSR supporter Alex Watts and sign
up for lessons today!