Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Thank you for thinking about helping the dogs!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization operated 100% by volunteers, based in California. Our EIN# is 46-3103205.

Your donation is tax deductible.

Just click here to donate.

Did you know that the cost of rescuing one German Shepherd Dog often reaches $900?  

A new collar? $11

Some toys & chews? $25

Food for two months? $58

Check up vaccinations and microchipping? $100

Spey or neuter? $250-400

We pay all medical bills, spaying and neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.  We pay for transport of the dogs, their food and buy them toys and treats while they are in our care. In addition, we save dogs that have severe medical or health issues.  Our volunteers work miracles to proverbially get these dogs back on their feet, but it all costs money.

Jacquie Owen of Blackhawk Chorus and BAGSR said "These dogs arrived in rescue through no fault of their own.  Your generosity helps start a new chapter in their lives”

Thank you so much for considering helping the dogs.  Every cent goes to the dogs.

Click on the image below to help the dogs

We do alot of work with our friends at Marin Humane. They have fantastic facilities near Novato and are a wonderful team offering awesome training programs and adoptions.  Together we are trying to help a new boy called Carl.  You can read more about him here.

Charlie, Tamami and Mitchell were fostering Kate and fell in love!

TJ was with us for a whole year, fostered by Jacquie and JJ.  On Saturday he made a surprise visit and fun ensued.

On Saturday at our Danville adoption event - Stretch found his furever home, yay!

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.