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 mission is 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. 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. 

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. 

Anyone needing to board their dog while they are away, or anyone needing training for their dog, can do so with the peace of mind their dog will get the personal care and attention they deserve. The rates are very reasonable, the facility is clean and well maintained and the staff is experienced and caring. All the dogs enjoy indoor climate-controlled kennels, with access to large play and exercise areas. And for dogs who love water, a swimming pool with their own personal lifeguard in attendance. 😊  

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

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