Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Last week we told you about a working girl called Spy. This week we can share a challenge that makes Spy seem easy.

A month ago we were approached by the Novato Police Department. One of their handlers had left and they had an 8 year old working K9 that needed to find a home. 

Ingo is an East German import who was trained in Holland. He is an older dog that has worked all his life - he is not a family pet. This was a serious challenge!

We joined forces with our friends at GSRNC, specifically Linda Vartanian and set to work. Linda networked her contacts and we did the same. We visited the officers at Novato PD and interviewed them to get the complete story about the dog. We visited the dog in Novato, photographed him and checked him out.

From this Linda prepared a bio, with photos and we spread the word within the correct community.


Then, suddenly, we found two potential adopters. A lady called Stephanie from Redding came down, met with Ingo with us in Novato and she decided that this could work. She has had a whole series of working GSDs and specializes in retired K9s. the other adopted, a K9 handler, said she would wait to see if Stephanie would adopt.

Stephanie and her family spent the last few days build a home for Ingo and today she drove down and adopted Ingo!

Ingo has worked his whole life and two rescue groups combined to help save him. He is an amazing dog and deserves a wonderful retirement. 

He’s going to get it! 

Ava went to her furever home yesterday.  She will living in Petaluma with her new family and little friend.

Celebrations for Torq.  He arrived in our program as an owner surrender and was adopted in record speed.

We have broken our own record this month with the latest four adoptions of Quinne, Gretch, Lily Bug and Rookie. That makes 18 adoptions in the month of September and we're not done yet. Woo Hoo!!!!

Thank you to the wonderful adopters who chose to rescue these angels in fur. 

Today Gretchen went to her furever home with Craig and Wendy.  She is a gorgeous one year old who is super smart.


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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!


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What is BAGSR?

We are a proud group of volunteers who love German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. Click here to learn more.