Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

We all know how smart our German Shepherd Dogs really are.

We've all heard amazing stories about their intellectual prowess, their bravery and other great skills. But this was a first.

One of our adoption counselors in Mill Valley claims that his dog Brodie can play chess.  

You read that right.  A dog that plays chess!

Jim tells us that she has a mean opening gambit and uses her jaws to get to check mate in just four swift moves.  She will sit by the chess board and wait patiently for her next opponent. She never drools on the game either! 

We are sure you can understand that we were doubtful when we heard of Jim's and Brodie's tale. Jim sent this picture that clearly proves his point.  

We'd love to hear about other smart things that your dog gets up to! Maybe there is another chess playing GSD waiting for a match? 

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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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