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

Our mission:  To rescue German Shepherd Dogs from life threatening situations in overcrowded shelters where they are in danger of being put to sleep and to adopt these dogs into loving, responsible permanent homes.

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.  

Gala Dinner and Auction 


Due to COVID-19 Restrictions
The proceeds from this fundraising event
provided the majority of the $80,000/year
needed to save the approximately 150 dogs
that we take into our program each year.
The dogs we save often have medical issues that put them at
risk of euthanasia in shelters.
The "average" dog costs us about $600.
Those with "special needs" can cost over $1,000. 
Our adoption fees only cover a portion of that to ensure we can find them loving, responsible homes.
We Need Your Support To Provide:
  • Spay/Neuter

  • Vaccines

  • Wormers

  • Medical Exams

  • X-rays

  • Blood Tests

  • Medications

  • Boarding

  • Food

  • Training

  • Beds & Blankets

  • And So Much More!

   (888) 815-6222   |   info@scgsr.org   |   Federal Tax ID: 47-2496798