Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Woody is adopted

We are delighted to announce that this morning Woody found his forever home. They all look very happy!

Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue is about many people.  In this case Woody came through the Miracle GSD Network and all their donors.  We thank them all!

Now add in our team of adoption counselors, foster parents and everyone who helped Woody over the weeks he was with us! saving a German Shepherd dog is a team effort and Woody can now begin his next chapter with his wonderful new family in Tracy! 


Over the weekend we had two more German Shepherd dogs go to their furever home.

Hardee (on the right) is a gorgeous boy who simply loves playing with a ball.

Shasta (on the left) is a shy nine year old girl who just wants to be with her humans.

Two families applied to adopt and found great dogs.  The real joy is that their kindness has given both these German Shepherd dogs a new chapter in their lives.  

We have two more dogs in the process of being adopted and we'll share that happy news once we're completed.

Thanks to everyone at Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue who played a part in saving these two lovely dogs.  It';s often a surprise to people at just how much is involved. Take Shasta as an example.  She was evaluated at a shelter and then transported to a foster home, fostered by 3 different families and transported to adoption events. She had pictures taken, articles written about her and lots of love and care.  If you could play even a small part in saving a dog like Shasta, do let us know. 

A few weeks ago Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue was contacted by an owner who's job had significantly changed and was now traveling extensively.  He had concluded that he could no longer look after Gio in a way that Gio deserved.

He had really tried but more and more the Gio was in kennels. The owner decided that the time had come to let Gio go to a new home. It's a tough decision, but a good one because you're saying that you'll put the best interests of your dog first.

JJ drove over to San Francisco and met the owner and Gio, a gorgeous Red & Tan boy (check your colors here).

A few days ago Gio was adopted - he's moved to his new home!

If you're in a similar situation you have our sympathy. Surrendering your dog is not nice.  Our goal is to find your dog a wonderful new home and we won't stop looking until we do.

It's amazing how often this happens.  Shasta was an owner surrender and may find her furever home this weekend.  Only today we picked up another owner surrender in the wine country.

We view it as the start of another happy chapter for the dog. 

This weekend we had four gorgeous dogs go to wonderful families. It's why we do what we do.

On behalf of four very happy dogs Andres, Gretchyn, Jillie and Jazmine - thanks to everyone who played a part.  As we hear news from each dog, we'll let you know how they are doing!

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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

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