Ada

(Ada is represented by: MAGSR)

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black
Date of Birth: 01/17/2017
Date of Birth is estimated: Yes
Current Size: 57 lbs
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Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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Foster Needed?: Yes

Represented by: MAGSR
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NID#: 4757
Date Added:
Added to DB: Thu, 2019-01-17 22:11
Last updated: Wed, 2020-02-19 12:31

Not Ready for Adoption: No
Commitment Dog: No
Show as New: No
Special Needs: No
Dog Record Archived (1=Yes/0=No): 1


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Description

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates

<p>Ada is a sweet and&nbsp;very friendly dog and we are thrilled with her progress so far.&nbsp; Now that she has been settling into a foster home, we are learning a lot more about her.&nbsp; Walking Ada is enjoyable - she does not pull on the leash and self-corrects easily.&nbsp; She is a superb jogger - matches the runner's pace and really enjoys being outside.&nbsp; Ada has met several neighbors and is considered a charming star in the neighborhood.&nbsp; Bikes, cars, trucks, and loud noises scare her a bit.&nbsp;&nbsp;She has been enjoying living in the country and gets more confident every day.&nbsp; Hikes in the woods are her favorite.&nbsp; We have started training basic commands and she is getting fairly consistent with "come" especially when the person has a treat.&nbsp; Ada is highly food motivated and appreciates positive praise.&nbsp; She has no problems with getting any part of her body touched and is affectionate.&nbsp; There is no observed food aggression - she eats readily out of a person's hand and has no issues with having her bowl touched; she takes treats gently.&nbsp; Toys are an&nbsp;entirely new concept to her but toys that can be stuffed with food become quick favorites.&nbsp;&nbsp;Crating Ada is easy; it seems to be her calm and safe space and she is visibly relaxed and quiet in&nbsp;her crate and gated area.&nbsp; From there, she observes the activity in the house and learns.&nbsp; Clear signs are given when she wants to go outside and we are well along the way for her to be housebroken.&nbsp; Living inside is entirely new to Ada, and&nbsp;transition to a home environment requires small, incremental steps and patience.&nbsp; The house is a bit overwhelming to her, and while she gets more comfortable every day, we are taking it slowly.&nbsp; She handles being tethered in a room extremely well, but is anxious if given too much space.&nbsp;The road to freedom inside a house will understandably take time.&nbsp; The resident dog has played a significant role in Ada's positive transition to the home environment and contributes continuously to her calmness on outdoor walks and when encountering new environmental stressors.&nbsp; Ada will benefit greatly if her adopter has a calm and well behaved dog that she can watch and follow.&nbsp; If interested in Ada, please ask to meet her.</p>