Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

A Castro Valley, CA 94552 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

  • Any
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  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

This rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.

Areas Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue Serves

Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, San Joaquin, Yolo, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Sonoma counties

Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue's Adoption Process

You want to find a great dog that you and your family and friends will love for many years.

We want our dogs to find homes that are perfect for them as well.

Our process is about getting to know you and our dogs so that we can make a perfect match!

Your perfect dog in five easy steps:

1) Fill out an application

In 5-10 minutes you’ll tell us about your experience, lifestyle and where you live. This helps us get a picture of you and the type of dog that you are looking for. Just click the button "Adoption Application" on the right of this page.

2) We contact you

One of our adoption counselors will call you within 3 days and have a chat about your application. They will arrange to come and visit you at your home.

3) Home visit

Your adoption counselor will visit you at home, meet all the family and have a look at the dog’s new home. They will discuss your application with you and the type of dog that would be ideal. Hopefully, you’ll be approved!

4) Dog shopping!

You’ll keep an eye on our dogs on our website and Facebook page. The moment you see a dog that you are interested in you’ll contact your adoption counselor.

5) Adopting your dog

If it seems like a good match, we arrange for you to meet the dog at one of our adoption events or at the foster parent’s home. If the right match is made, you will be able to adopt your dog, there and then, and take your dog home! The adoption fees are $300 for adult dogs over 12 months and $350 for dogs under 12 months.

That really is it!

About Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

We love German Shepherd Dogs for all the same reasons you are looking here today. They are loyal, intelligent and beautiful animals and it breaks our hearts to think of them suffering or dying in shelters.

We are a 501(c)(3) 100% volunteer organization funded by donations from people just like you. Our team is made up of dog lovers who give up their time to find loving forever homes for our dogs. The team has fostered and saved over one thousand German Shepherd Dogs!

Most of our dogs come from shelters where they have been abandoned. Some come from owners who, no longer able to care for them, give their dog to us to find a loving forever home. The good news is that we encounter few dogs that have been abused or seriously mistreated.

What do we do?

Each dog that comes into our program is carefully evaluated and then placed into a foster home. No boarding kennels for our dogs! We passionately believe that by living with our dogs we can learn more about them. Once we have spent some time getting to know each dog, we make the dog available for adoption.

When you apply to adopt one of our dogs you will go through an adoption process where we learn more about you, your experience and your lifestyle. Our goal is to offer you a service wherein you find your perfect dog!

Come Meet Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue's Pets

We have events around the Bay Area. Come and meet the dogs. You can adopt a dog if you've been pre approved. You’re welcome to join us, whether it’s to adopt or just chat about these wonderful dogs.

Sometimes we’ll have a vet or trainers at our events answering your questions or providing information about the dogs. It’s all free, so come and have fun. And yes, our legendary cookies will be there, until they are eaten!


Petco - Santa Rosa

11:00 - 2:00PM (Adoption Event)

2765 Santa Rosa Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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Petfood Express - Danville

11:00 - 2:00PM (Adoption Event)

609 San Ramon Valley Blvd

Danville, CA 94526

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Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue's Adopted Pets

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