Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Hi everyone, we are having a party in Martinez at the Contra Costa Animal Shelter at Noon on Sunday 25th.

Check out the poster for the address!  Hope to see you!


GOODBYE AUGUST - Another amazing month - 40% more dogs helped versus 2015. Thanks to everyone who played a part.

For the second month running we added many volunteers in new roles. Allison setting up new fosters, Emma working CraigsList, fritS and MaryLouise joined our Hotline, Chad chasing payments, Jon making sure dogs are in Sugar and Deb getting dogs microchipped. It takes a great team to keep saving even more dogs.

Incredibly, that's 9 back to back record months since November last year and we're already off to a great start in September.

Yesterday Donna joined our foster team to support fosters and Cathryn just started writing bios. Tomorrow Kathy is going to start to lead our transport efforts and Tatyana is taking over as match maker on our rehome project!

So here's to 10 straight record months and more dogs helped than we ever imagined. We have big plans ahead! 

It's with deep sadness that we report the passing of Brian Edwards.  He sustained severe head injuries last week in a wake board accident at lake Sonoma. Brian was just 32.

Brian adored Champ and Champ felt the same way.  

Brian's dad contacted us to let us know that they have asked family and friends to donate in honor of Brian.

Make sure you that you are are kind to the people you care about today.



Valentine's Day 2017 will be with us before we know it.  Please mark you calendars.

For more details contact Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


We are having a fun Doggie event on May 22nd from 11am at 3 Steve's Winery in Livermore. Please call (855) 473-5683 if you'd like to know more!

For a $20 donation you'll have a doggielicious time with German Shepherds, awesome Wine, great Food, Live Music, K9 Demos and more. A free gourmet picnic box, a drink, dessert and a raffle ticket.

We could not do this without our kind sponsors! Thanks to our vets at Bishop Ranch, Whole Foods and or course our hosts 3 Steve's Winery. 

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.