Welcome to Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue

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

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run, foster-based German Shepherd Dog rescue serving the greater Bay Area and Sacramento/Roseville regions of Northern California. Our primary focus is rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from life threatening situations in overcrowded shelters where they are in danger of being put to sleep. We adopt our dogs into loving, responsible permanent homes. German Shepherd Dogs in our care are spayed or neutered and receive basic veterinary care while they await placement in their permanent homes. We work with area shelters and other rescue groups to develop a network of support for German Shepherd Dogs in need. 

COVID-19 Notice

Pet Food Express adoption events are on hold until further guidelines have been received

from the State and CDC. 

If you are interested in meeting any of our available dogs, please fill out our

Adoption Questionnaire

for an individual meet and greet.


Come meet our local volunteers and some of our dogs! We are looking for foster homes, adopters, and volunteers in our surrounding communities. 


Adoption Locations

Roseville Pet Food Express

1009 Galleria Blvd
Roseville, CA


Martinez Pet Food Express

500 Center Avenue
Martinez, CA

2625 Frontier Road, Auburn, CA 95603   |   (888) 815-6222   |   info@scgsr.org   |   Federal Tax ID: 47-2496798