Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

You want to find a great dog that you and your family and friends will love for many years.

We want our dogs to find homes that are perfect for them as well.  

Our process is about getting to know you and our dogs so that we can make a perfect match! 


Your perfect dog in five easy steps: 

1) Fill out an application 

In 5-10 minutes you’ll tell us about your experience, lifestyle and where you live.  This helps us get a picture of you and the type of dog that you are looking for.  Just click the button "Adoption Application" on the right of this page.

2) We contact you

One of our adoption counselors will call you within 3 days and have a chat about your application. They will arrange to come and visit you at your home.

3) Home visit

Your adoption counselor will visit you at home, meet all the family and have a look at the dog’s new home.  They will discuss your application with you and the type of dog that would be ideal. Hopefully, you’ll be approved!

4) Dog shopping!

You’ll keep an eye on our dogs on our website and Facebook page.  The moment you see a dog that you are interested in you’ll contact your adoption counselor.

5) Adopting your dog

If it seems like a good match, we arrange for you to meet the dog at one of our adoption events or at the foster parent’s home. If the right match is made, you will be able to adopt your dog, there and then, and take your dog home!  The adoption fees are $300 for adult dogs over 12 months and $350 for dogs under 12 months. 

That really is it!

Ready to start?  Just click the adoption application button on the top right of the page.

Adoption Process

To adopt one of our dogs you'll need to be approved.  You can learn about our 5 step process here:



What do the levels mean?

Level 1 - A companion dog.

Level 2 - A typical German Shepherd.

Level 3 - A more challenging dog. 

Level 4 - A Puppy. 

Level 5 - A Working Dog. 

Learn more about the levels and the experience we will require right here.



Email me

Send us a quick email and we will call you about this dog our our process. It’s that easy!