Cody and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Cody was surrendered to a shelter for reasons unknown to us. According to his records it states that he lived with children, we have yet to evaluate him with children. It also states that he lived with cats and did well with them. He also lived with a female GSD. Cody has some skin issues that we are taking care of, we are unsure if it's caused by allergies or not. In his previous home they described him as being a sweet boy, but was protective of his family. Cody will be off for a full exam with our vets, we will post an update once he has been seen.
Elke and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
This happy girl came to us as a stray. She is a sweet dainty girly girl that found herself with animal control and no one came for her. Although she can be shy with new people, Elke is a people pleaser and loves to socialize once comfortable. Typical of a young shepherd, Elke has some puppy energy and is a joy to be around. She loves squeaky toys and playing ball outside. She will get a bit mouthy when excited, but she will stop when corrected. At this time, Elke is in a loving foster home learning about house breaking, crate training, and general household manners. If Elke sounds like a good match for your family, please ask to meet her today.
Maggie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Maggie was picked up by animal control and brought to a local shelter. Upon her arrival, it was very clear to the shelter staff that Maggie is a victim of cruelty and neglect. Maggie was extremely emaciated. Her body was covered in scabs, sores, and wounds. She was weak from lack of food and needed encouragement to get up and move. Although the shelter searched for her abusers, no one was identified. Recognizing that Maggie needed help, the shelter worked to find a safe place for Maggie to rest and recuperate.
Fortunately, Maggie has found safety in the MAGSR family. Despite all that Maggie has endured, she is a loving and affectionate dog. Once given the opportunity to warm up to new people, Maggie is all about leaning in for head rubs and giving little kisses. As Maggie has begun eating more regularly and is receiving the medical care she needs, her foster family is beginning to see her personality shine. True to the breed, Maggie is loyal and wants to be with her people. This also gives her the chance to get a few extra head rubs throughout the day. Maggie has clearly lived in a house prior to her arrival at MAGSR. She is housebroken and has some general household manners. At this time, it doesn't appear that Maggie knows any commands. As she is still recovering, her foster family has decided to slowly introduce Maggie to the children and animals in the home. However, Maggie seems to thrive in a calm environment.
All Maggie needs now is a loving forever home that will love and protect her through her gold years. If Maggie sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet her today.
If you'd like to help MAGSR care for Maggie, contribute here.Update:
Maggie has had an eventful week at MAGSR. As regular grooming and bathing has been key to her recovery, Maggie has had daily brushing sessions over the last week to help remove the extra fur and mats found all over her body. As is evident from the picture, these sessions tend to produce piles of fur. Although Maggie wasn't so sure about these brushing sessions at first, she has begun to sit down or lay down throughout each session. This has been a slow and steady process; however, it seems that Maggie now understands that the brush brings comfort and relief. In addition to brushing sessions, Maggie is also getting bathed every two to three days with a medicated shampoo. Although she still isn't thrilled about the water, Maggie relaxes while being massaged with the shampoo and absolutely loves having her head dried with the towel. After bathing and grooming sessions, Maggie tends to find a comfortable spot and sleeps. Spa sessions sure are tiring.
This week Maggie has started eating more regularly; this has dramatically increased her energy. Although she still waits for a special Stella and Chews dinner pattie before eating her food, Maggie is more enthusiastic about meal times. Perhaps she has learned to be a little spoiled. Who could resist spoiling such a sweet soul? With increased energy has come a desire for greater attention, a curiosity to explore new places in the house, and a greater interest in walks. Maggie loves being outside and would happily spend hours hanging with her people sniffing the flowers and lounging in the grass.
As Maggie still has a long road to recovery, please consider donating toward her care. MAGSR remains committed to providing Maggie with the care and comfort she deserves, but we could use your support along the road. Continue to look for updates on Maggie's journey as she makes her way toward a forever home.
Mazie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Mazie and Sadie were well-loved members of their family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of their control, the girls' family needed to find them a new home. MAGSR was honored to step-up and provide Mazie and Sadie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls.
Mazie is a special girl. Her family welcomed her home after a breeder considered putting her down after being born with a congenital defect. Although Mazie required a little extra time and support, she was welcomed home to a family that taught her how to walk, play, and interact just like any other dog. Mazie is a little confused by all of the changes in her life. As a result, she needs a little extra time to warm up to new people. However, when provided with leadership and guidance, Mazie warms up to new people and leans in for affection.
If Mazie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today.
Miles and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Miles is a shepherd lab mix who was brought to MAGSR from a local shelter. While living in his foster home, it has been discovered that this 13 month old is full of puppy energy. Miles loves to go on walks and is learning leash manners in conjunction with basic obedience. Miles loves the water and plays in it any chance he gets. Crate trained, Miles is learning to understand many of the household rules. However,as is true of many 13 month olds, it is best that Miles be crated when his family is away. We feel that Miles can be stubborn and will need a strong handler to help teach him right from wrong and will benefit from a home that is active to help Miles relieve his high energy. Miles has not been socialized with other dogs and has not yet learned the correct way to meet a dog. However, he gets very excited to see people and can’t wait to say hi. Aside from water and walks, Miles enjoys playing with toys and throwing them around to entertain himself. While participating in activities around his foster home, Miles has shown a high degree of prey drive. As a result, we feel that he would be best suited for a home without small animals. If Miles sounds like a good match for your family, please ask to meet him today.
Remington and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Remington found himself dumped in a shelter along with another family dog when the two, at the time unneutered dogs, got into a skirmish. Although surprised and a little unsure about this sudden change in circumstances, Remington won over the shelter staff with his friendly and social personality. A big fan of the lean-in, Remington loves attention and gives kisses in return. As a new member of the MAGSR family, we are still getting to know Remington. However, from what we have seen so far, this affectionate guy is simply looking for a forever home that will provide him with the love and leadership that all dogs require. If this social guy sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet him.
Sadie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sadie and Mazie were well-loved members of their family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of their control, the girls' family needed to find them a new home. MAGSR was honored to step-up and provide Sadie and Mazie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls.
Sadie is a sweet girl who looks for guidance and leadership from those around her. When given calm and consistent leadership, Sadie responds positively. Sadie, similar to Mazie, is a little confused by all of the changes in her life. As a result, she needs a little extra time to warm up to new people and situations. However, when provided with guidance and support, Sadie warms up to new people and takes cues from the handler.
If Sadie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today.
Tango and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Tango was surrendered as his family could no longer provide him with the life he deserves. He is a very handsome, good natured, friendly boy. He loves other dogs both big and small, he just wants to be everyone's friend. He adores children - very gentle and just snuggles in. He has had no issues meeting new people both women and men, big or small. He does great riding in the vehicle. He has not been around cats, so we have no idea how he is with them. He enjoys playing in water, be it from a hose, pool or body of water.Update:
Tango is doing very well in his foster home. His foster reported that he was painful in his hind end, and so Tango is currently on a medical hold until he can be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Check back on Tango's profile for more information on his status as information comes available.
Tango had his orthopedic consult and while he does have hip dysplasia, surgery is not recommended at this time. He has loss of muscle in his hind end, and the surgeon feels his muscles can be built back up with various exercises, and this will greatly help his mobility and quality of life in the future. He also needs to lose another 15 lbs, to come in around ~80 lbs, so on the leaner side, as all GSDs should be. If you are interested in Tango, please ask to meet him!
Since Tango’s appointment with the surgeon, where he was diagnosed with muscle loss in his back end (along with hip dysplasia – not requiring surgery), he has been on a diet along with increased levels of exercise. Tango is continuing to build his muscles, especially in his back end (you can see muscle patterns developing) and he is getting stronger every day. As he gets stronger his obedience training is a necessity and it is something we work on daily and he is doing great. He wants to please and do the right thing and he gets a sad face if he needs to learn the lesson again. Tango has been a great companion. He loves to take walks, lay at my feet when resting, and he loves to talk to me even gets a little sassy at times, he is very social, in fact he is one of the most vocal dogs I have ever been associated with. The foster home had another shepherd in the home for several weeks and the two dogs romped, ran and played hard daily – Tango experienced no muscle issues during this time. Tango went to the dog park and to the dog beach and loved playing with all the other dogs at both places – see pictures. He hopes to do that again, soon. He loves water, if you have a hose he wants to play in it and at the beach he splashed and ran in the waves and of course he thoroughly loved his shower time at the end. Tango is very food motivated. He will do just about anything if there is a snack/meal attached to it. Tango is very handsome and is told so often. He is just an all-around great dog! If you have any interest, ask to meet him and stop by to play and check him out.