Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

One of our local shelters asked if we would foster these little puppies while their case makes it through the court system. Puppies and Mama are fine, and they will get everything they need in Pat M's ever loving care. (Pat is our itty bitty puppy foster mom and is extraordinary!)

We'll update every week or so on our Facebook page. Suffice it to say, though, you'll probably not see them in a basket, all together, again. smile emoticon

We can't talk about the case; the important thing is that this GSD family is safe and in loving arms.


We work with many German Shepherds. Some come from shelters and others are surrendered to us by their owners.

Today we welcomed new girl Layla into our program. She is a gorgeous German Shepherd Dog.

Unfortunately, the addition of a young child meant the owners found themselves spending less and less time with our girl.   They contacted us and asked us to help.

Our team met 7 year old Layla and found that she was great with other dogs and people and likes cats as well. She also walks very nicely on leash. 

She flew through our evaluation and is now in her foster home getting lots of attention and love.

Her foster mom reports that she is doing really well and a joy to have around.

We have taken in three new German Shepherd puppies in the last week.  

Cuteness alert!  Meet Clooney, Pike and Califlower! Adorable aren't they?

We do alot of work with our friends at Marin Humane. They have fantastic facilities near Novato and are a wonderful team offering awesome training programs and adoptions.  Together we are trying to help a new boy called Carl.  You can read more about him here.

Copper was at our Adoption Event yesterday in Santa Rosa.  She was charming the crowds by offering kisses for dollars. She joined us a few weeks ago and is ready to find her furever home.  

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.