Welcome to Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue

Dez Murray President SCGSR
After more than 20 years and over 4000 foster dogs,  Mike and I still have a passion for helping these magnificent German Shepherds. Our goal, as always, is to find the perfect match for each dog and each adopter. Visit us to say hello or find your next dog. All the best, 
Dez Murray

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Boarding | Training | Activities | Grooming | Day Care | Adoption

If you are looking for a first-rate boarding and training facility, Best Friends Pet Resort in Patterson is one we highly recommend. Owner and trainer Augusta Farley, has extensive experience with all types of dogs, and has been very supportive of rescues and shelters during her many years in business.


Feel free to contact Dez MurrayPresident of Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue, should you want a personal recommendation of Best Friends Pet Resort.  

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Camilla is a rescue favorite and is the sweetest 3 year old female you'll ever meet. She is beautiful and loves attention and her only wish is to find a family to call her own.She is calm, well mannered, walks well on a leash and rides well in the car.   

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Upcoming Adoption Days 

Come meet our local volunteers and some of our dogs. If you are interested in fostering, volunteering, adopting or just want to know more about our rescue,

we would love to meet you!

Only approved adopters will be permitted

to take a dog home the day of the event. 

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Sunday, October 17
11:30 am -1:30 pm
Roseville Pet Food Express
1009 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
Sunday, October 24
11:30 am -1:30 pm
Martinez Pet Food Express
500 Center Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553
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Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue is an all volunteer organization and the number of dogs we can save is directly impacted by the number of foster homes we have.

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