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.

You’re not supporting a potential puppy mill

Many people these days are aware that buying a puppy from a pet shop can mean bringing home an animal that was bred in a puppy mill

Sadly, even dealing directly with a breeder is no guarantee that your new pet was bred and born in a healthy environment. We are also aware of "backyard -breeders" who are purely driven by dollars versus dogs.

It’s not always a simple matter to find local breeders who are producing puppies in a safe and humane way.  

Choosing a rescue dog eliminates this problem entirely.  This is Trooper on the left.  He's one of our current puppies. 

No matter the life history of the rescue dog you bring home, one thing you know for sure is that you are not putting money in the pockets of a mill breeder.

More soon,

Emma

 

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

Stella and her family adopted Ciccia (pronounced Chee-chaw) from us about a year ago. She was Ouzu in our program. They say that Ciccia has been the perfect fit for the their family.

Stella had a lovely idea.  Instead of birthday presents she asked that her friends give her money that she would donate to help the dogs. Not finished with that wonderful offering, she then did a garage sale with the funds again going to rescue.

Huge thanks to Stella from all the dogs.  When you're in rescue and experience some of the sad things we see, stories like this go a long way to restoring your faith in humanity.

 

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.

Choosing a rescue dog means saving a life—and sometimes two

When you adopt a rescue dog (like Taco seen here at the shelter, the day we took him home), you’re bringing into your home a dog that might otherwise have eventually been euthanized.

Of course, this depends on the shelter from which you get your dog, as there are many no-kill shelters out there.  

Either way you’re improving the life of the dog, and giving it a permanent home, and a chance at a new life that it might not otherwise have had.

It goes even further than helping one dog: because no-kill shelters tend to be consistently full, bringing a rescue dog home means you’re also helping a second dog, because there’s now an open spot at the shelter.

So getting a rescue dog makes a huge difference.

More soon!

Emma.

 

Yesterday, Chris came to our adoption event and completed the adoption of Mango.  They have been fostering her for the last 2 weeks and fell in love - OF COURSE.  

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?


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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