My name is Luna!

Posted 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Home Check


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $400

This helps Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue with pet care costs.

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog
Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
7 years 9 months old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
85 lb (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi, I'm Luna!  I’m an approximately 7 year-old female with a super soft light sable coat. I'm a gentle girl with a very expressive face and the cutest head tilt. I'm also quite cuddly and love to give kisses and snuggles. Everyone who meets me says I'm a very sweet girl.   My DNA says I am mostly a white shepherd, a german shepherd and a bit of shiloh shepherd.

I have great house manners and am fully crate trained but really don't need a crate. I can be left alone in the house and won't even think of destroying your stuff. I also sleep quietly through the night. I like my rope tugs, balls, chewy toys and anything that squeaks! So if you ever need to work on something or just need your own quiet time, just give me a fun toy and I’ll go off and entertain myself. And honestly, I really don’t mind sleeping in a little some days if you want to however I would like a family that likes to play ball, walk, and go for rides. I am an active girl and have to keep my fabulous shape.   

I have gotten along with calm, respectful dogs that don't get upset when I get a little pesky. I've done several pack walks and have handled myself like a lady. I have a head halter during walks as it gently reminds me to pay attention but I have also gone without it.  I may do best as the only dog in the home because I really want my own person.  I have lived with other dogs before that understand my style. I LOVE going for rides in the car! My foster family takes me out to quite a few different places. So far, I love the quietness of the country and woods are my favorites - Sooo many good smells. I absolutely love using my nose.  I am NOT aggressive, just protective if I need to be. (I really like people). 

I already have really good basic commands down, I am highly treat/ball mortivated and have excellent focus. I'm very bright, if I do say so myself, and need to be challenged with daily training, ball play, and FUN. I'm really looking forward to learning more and showing you just how great I am. 

 Older kids would be fine but I have not been around really small kids and they may just be too much for me. Oh, to keep my beautiful coat nice and soft, I don't mind my baths and brushing. Really, any attention is good attention and I love to be brushed. I would also make a great gardening companion and I love to jusst be by your side.  So, if you’re looking for a fun, sweet, active girl who is also beautiful, affectionate and smart, I may just be your perfect match.  If you’d like to meet me, I’ll be waiting in Newcastle.

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Our adoption team will spring into action to help you adopt this dog. If you have already completed the application and are approved, please phone or text your adoption counselor and we will set up a meeting.  Not sure, foster first and adopt later!

Luna wants to thank Kathryn Rothberg for sponsoring her. Thank you Kathryn ! Also big thank you to Victoria Taylor and Thomas Pfaeffle for sponsoring this wonderful girl.

Sponsor Luna by clicking here. Your name will appear on this page as Luna's sponsor and your donation will help pay for food and medical expenses. Luna thanks you!

BAGSR is always in need of fosters. There is an overwhelming number of dogs who need our help and the more fosters we have, the more dogs we can save. BAGSR covers expenses, including food. Fosters provide the love and a soft place to crash.

Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Their adoption process


Submit Application



One of our Adoption Counselors will contact you via email to set up a phone interview


Home Check

This may be in person or virtual.


Approve Application

If we believe we can assist you in finding your next best friend we will approve your application and you can start meeting our dogs.


Meet the Pet

Our foster will help arrange a meeting. You must bring the family, including other dogs living in the home.


Sign Adoption Contract

When you find your new best friend, you will sign our Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee(s).


Take the Pet Home

The best part! If you meet a dog and it's a match, you will take him/her home that day.

Additional adoption info

We are all working toward finding that perfect match!

You want to find that great dog that you and your family will love for many years. We want to find that great family that will offer our dog the very best home.

Our process is about getting to know you, your lifestyle as it applies to a dog, your experience with the breed, training, etc. All of the information we gather is simply to make sure we make a perfect match!

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We don't have a lot of events or meet-and-greets. We may do one or two a year however we want our meetings to be as calm and natural as possible. We have found that large events are extremely overstimulating and distracting for most dogs. We prefer to meet in environments that allow more one-on-one, direct interaction.

More about this rescue

We love German Shepherd Dogs for all the same reasons you are looking here today. They are loyal, intelligent and beautiful animals. They can be big goofballs, feisty spitfires, working dogs, sport enthusiasts, movie critics, couch warmers, dock divers, scent detectors, hiking buddies, travelers, family name it, the GSD can do it. If you are lucky enough to have a GSD in your life you will understand just how special they are.

We are a 501(c)(3) 100% volunteer organization. We began our mission in 2013 with the dream of saving as many of these beautiful and often misunderstood dogs as we could. We are a small rescue but we have a mighty team and we are quickly heading to our 2,000th dog saved!!!

Most of our dogs come from shelters local to our rescue. There are many reasons dogs end up in shelters and we find most of them are not the fault of the dog. Are there purebred GSDs in shelters? ABSOLUTELY. Are there good dogs in shelters? There are GREAT dogs in shelters. Some of our dogs come from owners who, for many reasons, can no longer care for them and ask our help in finding a new loving forever home. The good news is that we encounter few dogs that have been abused or seriously mistreated.

Each dog that comes into our program is carefully evaluated and then placed into a foster home when available. Foster homes are critical for our rescue and it's the best way to really get to know the dog. If we don't have an appropriate foster home available, we will temporarily use one of our approved boarding/daycare facilities while getting to know the dog and waiting for a foster home to become available. We do not warehouse our dogs! Every dog in our care gets one-on-one attention from our volunteers/fosters. They are socialized, vetted, allowed to decompress and show us who they really are. Once we have spent some time getting to know each dog, we make the dog available for adoption.

If you aren't ready to adopt but still want to help, please consider fostering a GSD. We have all types of GSD's, from older 'fireside' dogs to younger puppies full of puppy energy. Fosters are truly the backbone of a rescue and without fosters, we would not be able to save these wonderful dogs. The rescue pays for all costs and will provide everything needed. All you need to provide is a safe, loving environment. Our dogs are in a foster home anywhere between a week to several months and we provide relief fosters if you have an emergency or need to be away from home for a few days. If you have ever thought about fostering, now is the time as there are record -breaking (and heartbreaking) numbers of dogs in shelters that need a second chance. Please consider becoming a foster home.

As a non-profit rescue, we are extremely grateful to our donors. Without YOU there would be no US. All donations are tax deductible and used for vetting, food, training, etc. We have no paid staff. The majority of our costs are medical as each dog receives required vaccinations, age and health appropriate spay/neuter, flea/tick treatment, heartworm testing and monthly treatment, worming and microchip. We often take dogs that need obvious medical treatment and we also get dogs that have unknown issues that need to be treated. Your donations help us help those that need us most. A leg will heal and a heart will heal and our donors make it all possible.

And of course, we always need volunteers to help us transport, groom, walk, play with, train and on the "non" contact side, adoption counselors, fundraising, grant writing, social name it we most likely need it. Even an hour a week makes a difference and we're with you every step of the way.

Our motto has always been "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DOGS" and we live by it. Our dogs have always been and will always be our #1 priority.

Thanks for checking us out and thank you for your support!!

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