Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

New volunteer Emma Kearn is writing a series of posts about the many reasons to Choose a Rescue Dog Instead of Buying from a Breeder

Millions of adoptable pets are euthanized in the US every year, and while no-kill shelters do all they can to save the lives of as many dogs as possible, there are always more dogs that need help.

Choosing to adopt a rescue dog rather than buying a puppy from a breeder may feel like a drop in the bucket in terms of helping solve the problem, but every little bit makes a difference, and there are many rewarding reasons to bring a rescue dog into your home.

An adult dog is less demanding than a puppy

When you buy a pedigree dog from a breeder, you’re typically buying a puppy—and while puppies rate extremely high on the adorable scale, they’re also highly demanding, with a long list of needs and sometimes, bad habits that need to be addressed. Chewing shoes, playing tug-of-war with the curtains, and other behavior, is par for the course with puppies, especially while they’re teething, but by choosing an adult rescue dog you can pretty much avoid this problem altogether.

An adult rescue dog (like Ava pictured here) is likely to be housetrained, and have long grown out of all those bad habits that make life with a puppy something of a trying experience. Rescue dogs do sometimes have bad habits, but generally, no-kill shelters do their best to solve these problems before adopting dogs out.

More soon! Emma

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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?


http://www.bigwhitehouse.com/

https://www.lvwine.org/amass/documents/document/243/Wine&Wags%202019%20Activty%20Sheet.pdf

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!

 

Trainers2

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.

SEE OUR DOGS

 

How do I adopt?

Check here if you would like to see just how easy it is to adopt one of our wonderful dogs.

HOW TO ADOPT

 

What is BAGSR?

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

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