Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Dog Surrender

You have probably arrived at this page with some trepidation.  You’re not alone!

Economic situations can change, health may decline and it can become impossible to provide care for your dog. By giving your dog to a team who love German Shepherds, you’re doing the right thing.

Many of the dogs in our care came from owners.  We find them great homes. We will not ask you awkward questions or attach any guilt. Our goal is simple. We want your dog to have a wonderful next chapter. Just the same as you.

How do I surrender my dog?

1) Send us the best recent photos of your dog to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2) Complete the form below.

3) We will contact you to discuss your dog and if we agree your dog could be right for our Rescue program.

4) Then you and your dog will meet with one of our evaluators.

5) If that goes well we will take your dog into one of our foster homes and adopt your dog to a loving and experienced family.

We have done this many times and know how hard this decision is for you. We promise that we will help you and your dog and not stop trying until your dog is safely adopted.


Surrender Application

* Required
Your First Name *
Your Last Name *
Your Email Address *
Your Cell Phone # *
City where you and the dog live *
Length of time you have lived with the dog? *
Name of the dog *
Age of the dog *
How did you obtain the dog? *
Has the dog ever been picked up by animal control? If yes, please explain. *
Has the dog ever escaped from your yard? If yes, please explain. *
Has the dog ever nipped anyone? If yes, please explain *
How does the dog act around strangers? *
Does your dog play with other dogs? Please explain. *
What medical issues does the dog have? Please explain. *
How soon does your dog need to leave your home? *
After you submit, don't forget!
Send us your dog's best recent photos.
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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!