Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

We just learned from our friends at DogTrekker that you can now search for and book dog friendly hotels right from their site.  

When we are traveling we often struggle to find try and find places that are dog friendly.

Don't forget about their state of the art free app for your smartphone!  It's right here

So check this out.  Great idea!



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!


One of our local shelters asked if we would foster these little puppies while their case makes it through the court system. Puppies and Mama are fine, and they will get everything they need in Pat M's ever loving care. (Pat is our itty bitty puppy foster mom and is extraordinary!)

We'll update every week or so on our Facebook page. Suffice it to say, though, you'll probably not see them in a basket, all together, again. smile emoticon

We can't talk about the case; the important thing is that this GSD family is safe and in loving arms.


We receive wonderful support from the Maddie's Fund.  Here are the 2014 statistics!


Bark Avenue Foundations helps an important part of Rescue - spay and neuter costs

Bark Avenue Foundation (BAF) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare. BAF partners with communities and with other nonprofit organizations, understanding that collaboration is critical to its success. BAF prioritizes spay/neuter funding and programs, to stop the pet overpopulation problem at its source: unintended litters.

BAF also supports pet owners, particularly those who are in at-risk and under-served populations (including the homeless), focused on pet retention and reclamation in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

You can read more about them on their Facebook page   

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.