• socalrescue@gmail.com

Latest News

Children and Dogs

Tags : 

Many people ask us if a dog is child friendly.  While most dogs are good with children, they do consider them pack members and packs are all about hierarchy.  Your job as a dog owner is to teach your children

Read More

Shop and give just by using smile.amazon.com!

Amazon donates to Southern California German Shepherd Rescue when you shop at AmazonSmile.  Choose SCGSR and Amazon donates a small amount to help our dogs.  Shop now!

Read More

Holiday Double Donation Campaign!

Tags : 

Double your donation now during SCGSR’s Holiday Double Donation Campaign! A wonderful donor has offered to match donations up to $5000, giving SCGSR the gift of $10,000 to help save lives in the new year. SCGSR is a 501c3 charity

Read More

Jagger Adopted!

This amazing puppy found himself a wonderful home!

Read More

You can Help!

Sponsor a Pet

Sponsor a homeless pet for any amount. For just $20 a month, you can sponsor a homeless pet.


Volunteer. There is joy in helping animals find their forever homes. There's always a way you can help.

Join us on Facebook!

Updated news and events, happy tails and more! Updated daily, and we have an alumni page too!


Donate now, give needy animals a chance at having another birthday with a loving family.


Fostering is one of the best ways to help rescue. A foster home provides loving care and prepares a dog for its forever home.


Bring joy and love into your life by adopting a homeless dog. It's the right thing to do.


I have been training dogs in San Diego for 25 years and I've worked with nearly every rescue in San Diego. Southern California German Shepherd Rescue is the only rescue I am currently working with because the volunteers are very well informed and caring, the fosters communicate well and seem to have a great sense of dog savvy. The difference to me is how the rescue is run. This rescue is run like a well-organized business. Southern California German Shepherd Rescue is not only caring but well organized and run with utmost efficiency. This is the only rescue I support and will work with, and hats off to Southern California German Shepherd Rescue. Chris Moredock AMERICAN CANINE TRAINING 1.858.274.0268

Chris Moredock, American Canine Training

( Trainer )

I want to thank Southern California German Shepherd Rescue for the great work they do. There are not many rescues willing to take on the most difficult and needy dogs. These are dogs rescued with the knowledge that they will need hundreds or even thousands of dollars of treatment, but SCGSR take them on anyway with the hope the supporters of the rescue will come to their aid. Please continue to support this rescue, they do an incredible job.

Robert K. Tugend, DVM

( Veterinarian )

This Rescue is truly concerned about the health and well being of the dogs under its care. They make sure the adoptive parents are who they say they are and actually care enough to verify the information through an interview and home check process. In short, I am so impressed with this rescue service because they are truly looking to place dogs in forever homes. They are not merely trying to place dogs. Once they place a dog with you, you do have a point of contact for information and support.

Shelly C.

( Adopter )