Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

What fun we had on Saturday!

We started arriving at the Diablo Road Petfood Express at about 10:15am to set up. Xpens, dog bowls, chairs, tables, crates, banners, flyers, cards, donation boxes, camera gear, dogs, cookies and volunteers. By 10:45am (see picture) everyone was there, so we had a team meeting to introduce the dogs and cover safety procedures.

Rescue in the Bay Area is about German Shepherd adoptions, but it's also about meeting people and introducing the breed and answering their questions.  We feel like we are ambassadors for this wonderful animal.  

Three hours later we had set up an adoption, met hundreds of people, are cookies and had fun with the dogs.  Some of us adjourned to the local eatery and others went their way.

We have an incredible team of people who give up their spare time to help these dogs.  Some of us have been to over 100 adoption events and they are still so rewarding.

We are now convinced that rescue is powered by cookies.  You can see this by the amazing amount that seem to turn up at every event.  

Thanks to everyone who dropped by.   Novato now has an adoption event for German Shepherds.  

Special thanks to the entire team at Petfood Express who were just awesome!  The staff at the store really do care about pets and kept coming out to see how we are doing.  So kind!

If you would like to meet German Shepherds, have fun and can give up about 4 hours a months, why not send us an email? The pay is not great, but the rewards are priceless! 

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.