Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Just a quick note to tell you that you can order the 2016 Calendar right here!

It's gorgeous and packed with pictures and great stories.   All proceeds go to the dogs!


Stella and her family adopted Ciccia (pronounced Chee-chaw) from us about a year ago. She was Ouzu in our program. They say that Ciccia has been the perfect fit for the their family.

Stella had a lovely idea.  Instead of birthday presents she asked that her friends give her money that she would donate to help the dogs. Not finished with that wonderful offering, she then did a garage sale with the funds again going to rescue.

Huge thanks to Stella from all the dogs.  When you're in rescue and experience some of the sad things we see, stories like this go a long way to restoring your faith in humanity.


Ashley, who is one of our team just told us about a really fun and  cool way to raise money to help our dogs.

Download the Wooftrax app onto your phone.  Link to our rescue and they will donate to us, on behalf of your dog, a few cents for every mile you walk.  It will cost you nothing, your dog will love the walk and you'll feel great knowing that by walking your dog you're helping the rescue dogs  

It took me less than 5 minutes to download the app, enter my dogs details, link to BAGSR and bingo, I'll be walking my dogs for rescue.

Guess what, one of our volunteers is a triathlete :-)

Thanks so much!

Holiday Pup Pics 2018

Come and join us and get great photos of your dog!

Holiday Pup Pics

Come and join us and get great photos of your dog!



Our dogs are super smart and learn very quickly with the right direction.  We are often asked to recommend a dog trainer by people who adopt their new dog.  Our belief is that trainer works with you to help you train your dog. Over the coming days and weeks we will be creating a list with contacts.  We will only list trainers that our members have personally worked with and recommend.

Based in Novato, they offer an extraordinary range of training and behavior classes at very affordable prices. Many of our volunteers have undertaken their dog training classes with their personal dogs.  We are huge fans of Dawn and her entire team. See them on line here and call them on (415) 883-4621


Lisa Caper runs DogOvation covering Marin County.  Several of our volunteers have worked with her and they give great reports.  Like all the best trainers her focus is more on training the owner to train the dog.  You can read all about Lisa's philosophy on her website here and phone her at : (415) 299-1158 


Foster Application

Foster Application

* Required

Please note that if you rent your home we will require that you obtain approval from your landlord to have a German Shepherd dog.

IMPORTANT - When you are finished, make sure you click Submit Application at the bottom of the form.

Your Information

Through this process we will be regularly in touch with you.
Your First Name *
Your Last Name *
Email Address *
Cell Phone # *

Street Address *

City *
State *
Zip *

Work Phone #
Home Phone #

Your family and home

Other adult name and relationship *
How many children live at your home? *
What are their ages? *
How would you describe the activity level at your home? *
Do you own or rent your home?
How many dogs do you currently have at home? *
How many cats do you currently have *
Please tell us about any other animals (birds, lizards, livestock, etc.) you currently have?

Your Experience with Dogs

Please tell us about your dog experience as an adult *
Please tell us about the your dog training experience *

Your Future Dog

Describe your activities with your dog *
Why do you want a German Shepherd dog? *
If you currently have a dog, why do you want another?
Are you looking for a male or a female dog? *
What age of dog would you be open to fostering? *
Where do your dogs spend their time? *






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See our dogs

Click below if you would like to see all our dogs. They are available to be rescued right now.



How do I adopt?

Check here if you would like to see just how easy it is to adopt one of our wonderful dogs.



What is BAGSR?

We are a proud group of volunteers who love German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. Click here to learn more.