Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Santa RosaToday we were in Santa Rosa at Petco for our first adoption event at this location.  

We started out at 10am with setting up - we had a wonderful turnout of volunteers. If you've ever thought of being involved in dog rescue, coming along to an adoption event is so much fun.

The team brought cookies, muffins and all sorts of goodies. We'd managed to get a large piece of carpet donated by a GSD lover who owns a carpet store.  Brian went to work with his knife and turned it into mats for the dogs. Chris had made a super cool device to hang our vertical banners.  

What makes a successful adoption day?

Of course it's getting dogs into their new homes.  It's also about meeting the public and educating them about rescue. As a rescue group we are different in that we don't mind who you adopt from as long as you adopt and save a GSD. We'll, even recommend dogs from other groups.

Today we met literally hundreds of people over 3 packed hours. If you were there, it was great seeing you. If not, maybe in December! And yes, we're going to have a record November, adopting more dogs than we ever imagined!

Come Adopt A Lovable Pet

Wine and Wags - Sunday June 2nd

June 2nd !!

Mark your calendar for this wonderful 2nd Annual Wine & Wags event, in Livermore. Big White House Winery/John Evan Cellar has graciously offered us a spot at their beautiful winery where we will have our BAGSR table ! More than 15 wineries are sponsoring this event and many rescues are participating. Please plan on a beautiful Sunday and come do ya thing....with the wine glass thing and support our dogs. We will have a few ambassadogs there. Thank you for Carmen and Mark Battle, as well as Kathy Ramirez, who reached out to us. Who wants to have some fun in the sun?

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 


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.