Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Laura adopted Paige in September. She became Ivy. We love receiving pictures from our happy dogs. Thanks so much Laura.

Anka became Duchess a few months ago and is clearly enjoying life with Andrew and Danae.

Thank you for thinking about helping the dogs!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization operated 100% by volunteers, based in California. Our EIN# is 46-3103205.

Your donation is tax deductible.

Just click here to donate.

Did you know that the cost of rescuing one German Shepherd Dog often reaches $900?  

A new collar? $11

Some toys & chews? $25

Food for two months? $58

Check up vaccinations and microchipping? $100

Spey or neuter? $250-400

We pay all medical bills, spaying and neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.  We pay for transport of the dogs, their food and buy them toys and treats while they are in our care. In addition, we save dogs that have severe medical or health issues.  Our volunteers work miracles to proverbially get these dogs back on their feet, but it all costs money.

Jacquie Owen of Blackhawk Chorus and BAGSR said "These dogs arrived in rescue through no fault of their own.  Your generosity helps start a new chapter in their lives”

Thank you so much for considering helping the dogs.  Every cent goes to the dogs.

Click on the image below to help the dogs

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.

Charlie, Tamami and Mitchell were fostering Kate and fell in love!

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.