Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Every month we have German Shepherd adoption events across the Bay Area and we are often asked what they are like.  Just this weekend we were in Danville.

At about 10:15am we arrived at the Petfood Express store and started to set up.  This involves a table of materials for the public to read and take home.  Cookies and drinks. Banners and other stuff to let people know that we are Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue. Volunteers all wear super cool tee shirts to let people know they are in our team.

Trish had even designed a fun donations box.  Every dollar counts and every dollar goes to the dogs.

At about 10:30 the dogs and more volunteers started to arrive.  We have separate areas for each dog with water bowls, mats, a chair for the handler, everything to make the dog comfortable.

At 10:50 we had a team meeting and review safety guidelines and roles for each volunteer.  We want to have fun but it’s critical that everyone is safe.  Each German Shepherd dog has their own handler.  We have an adoption day manager and people to meet n greet the public and answer their questions.

At 11am we started

Over the next three hours we met hundreds of people who wanted to see and talk about German Shepherds.  Many have come from all over the Bay Area. On Saturday, Spicey Bean (below right) was adopted by a lovely lady and has gone to her forever home.  Another of our dog went adoption pending and will go to his home this week.

At 2pm we started to pack up and the team went for a bite to eat in the local sandwich store – we sit outside with our dogs! Another fun and safe event came to a close and two more dogs had been saved!

If you have ever considered volunteering for a German Shepherd rescue group in The Bay Area, attending an adoption event is the perfect way to start.  You can meet and handle dogs.  You can meet other German Shepherd dog lovers and start with a small role and then go from there. 

We operate events all across the Bay Area rescuing German Shepherd Dogs.  We have fun saving the lives of these gorgeous dogs.  This weekend we are the PetFood express store in Mill Valley.  Next weekend we have an adoption event in Novato!  We’d love to see you. 

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.