Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Teagan is a sweet 7 month old girl who just joined us  2 days ago.  Everyone who meets her falls in love!  Check her out on her page!

What a day! We added 11 new dogs to our program today. For each of these dogs it truly will be their Independence Day!


Big Mac is a 4 year old male who weighs over 90 pounds and is the sweetest dog you might meet.

We instantly fell for him as he loved hands on attention, sat downed and even heeled!  He is excellent walking on leash and  does not jump up - he just loves his humans.

He is good with dogs and whilst interested with a wag of his tail, greets them appropriately and wants to play.

He came to us from Mendocino county where he'd lived on a ranch for 4 years.  An outside dog, who unusually, is house trained. Leaving the shelter he happily jumped straight into the crate in our car and was perfect for the whole 3 hour trip.

At some point in his life he lost a few inches from the end of his tail. It's hardly noticeable as he showers you with his love and affection. Over the next few days we will be introducing him to test kitty and getting to know more about his temperament.

He's a big lover boy!

He is Big Mac!

Looking for a fun sniffer dog?  Want to train your dog to competition sniff?  This might be your dog!  

Pepper has lived a nice life with her family since birth. Her family had to make the difficult decision to allow her to find a better life; they turned to us, and we're very happy to help.

Pepper was born on May 4th, 2013. She's a beautiful red and black sable, with a slight build, and currently about 55 pounds.  She will fill out a bit more and should top out at no more than 65 pounds.  She's a nice agile girl.  She is very treat motivated, play motivated and scent motivated.  Her training has been within her home, with her GSD experienced family.  She's grown up around family and friends, even new-born children; her two legged friends are sure to get lots of licks on the face.  She's also lived with numerous dogs; she is initially frightened of large dogs and animals, but will become relaxed after 20 minutes.  

Pepper is not fearful, but she is cautious. She's not outgoing, but she's very friendly and will become comfortable in new environments.  She's on the quite side, yet very loving and compliant. Pepper loves to use her nose to investigate and find things.  She is merely a sport dog, not a dog with work-ability.

If you have sport-dog experience, Pepper will thrive in a fun, friendly, positive environment.  She's a level 3 dog in the east bay. 


Gita pronounced "Geeta" is a gorgeous 2 year old girl who joined us today from hundreds of miles North of the Bay Area.

She has only been with us for a few hours, but we already see that she is good with dogs and is very affectionate with her humans. More as we get to know her.    

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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.