non-MAGSR & Shelter Dogs Available for Adoption

The following listings show LOCAL available GSD or GSD mixes that are being surrendered by their owners or placed by their fosters. 

This page is NOT for the 'selling' of dogs.

If you have inquired about any dog listed on this page and been asked for an "adoption fee" of any kind, that is not clearly stated in the listing, please contact us immediately at web@magsr.org and let us know.  As a dog rescue organization, we advocate rescue adoptions only.  In Addition, and for the same reasons, we require that all dogs listed on this page be spayed/neutered as a condition of their adoption. 

These dogs are not part of the MAGSR program; we have not evaluated any of these dogs.  We list them here because they are special and deserve a second look - - and a second chance.  For more information on any of these dogs, please contact the listed party, not MAGSR. 

If you'd like to have your dog posted here, please follow the instructions at this link. Donations are appreciated!

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment. If you aren't prepared to work with your dog through the adjustment period and beyond, please look no further. If you wont keep your dog if you move or as your family grows, please look no further. If you aren't prepared to nurse your dog back to health if he gets ill or if she needs surgery, please look no further.

Rescue dogs have been through so much - dumped in shelters or found roaming the streets. They have been abandoned, neglected, starved and possibly physically abused. They need TIME, PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING and LOVE in order to succeed in their new homes. Sometimes it may take several months for a rescue dog to make the adjustment to your home and family. If you aren't 100% committed to making this work with your new dog, then please don't adopt. Any adopter of a rescue dog who has been through the adjustment period can tell you its worth it. No dog is perfect….just like no human is perfect. Please don't expect too much too soon from your new dog.

Babee

Color: Black, Brown, White
Gender: Female
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 6 years 7 months
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

Good With Kids: No
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Anna
Contact Email: sunshinbug@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 443-486-2470
, Contact Phone No: 240-695-8204
Babee
Babee
DESCRIPTION:

This is Babee - a big baby is what she is; loving , playful and loves to go for walks. She loves to be rubbed under her neck. When i took Babee to my home she was 8 weeks old. I lived in a big house on a farm she had lots of room to run around. I had to move into a smaller place where I am not able to keep her. I am looking for a loving, caring people or person to take care of Babee.

MAGSR ID: 182

Hobbs

Color: Black & Red
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 7 months
Current Size: 110 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

Contact Name: Angela Johnson
Contact Email: angiee40s@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 240-838-9562
Hobbs
Hobbs
DESCRIPTION:

Hobbs is a very gentle, mild mannered and sweet dog, very smart and well trained. He's got 1 floppy ear. He loves to play catch. He is grandson of Yak Vom Frankengold SZ 2062225 (GER) and Lola Von Der Ramhorst SZ 2044350; the son of Hajo Vom Hylligen DN03650002 (GER) and Asha Von Batu (AKC registered). 

MAGSR ID: 189

Leo

Color: Black/Brown/Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 4 weeks
Current Size: Large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
History: Leo started his life up in Lancaster and was adopted by my daughter when he was very young.
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: No
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: No

Contact Name: Joe Stephens
Contact Email: stratdv@verizon.net
Contact Phone No: 443-534-5034
Leo
Leo
DESCRIPTION:

Leo isn’t a bad boy, but he needs to be in a home with no children or other pets. The adults need to be experienced working with dominant /anxiety defensive dogs, such as dog trainers or K9 officers. NO FIRST TIME DOG OWNERS, please.

We took Leo in from our daughter and son in law when the kids ( now 5 under the age of 8 ) started making him very nervous so that by the end of the day he was growling at the children. He loves to play fetch and has even trained our neighbors on both sides to throw the ball for him! He is obedient but not super cuddly.

MAGSR ID: 1758

Lexi

Color: Black w/ brown & white
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 2 months
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

Contact Name: Fran Becker
Contact Email: fhoutas@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 661-400-4176
Lexi
LexiLexi
DESCRIPTION:

Lexi is a very loving and loyal dog to her adult humans. She loves to run and play in large (fenced in) spaces, and enjoys snuggling with her owners in the evening. She also makes a great hiking/running partner (on leash, only). She enjoys a good belly rub by any willing participant!

Lexi's family rescued her from a shelter when she was 1.5 years old. We were told she had shown minor aggression towards other dogs with the families that attempted adoption. We attempted various training, but she has continued to not like other animals. We decided keeping her removed from the situations would be best and she has thrived in those conditions. Now her family has grown and she showed jealousy and minor aggression towards her baby human sibling. Lexi is a big part of this family and is loved dearly, but we cannot chance her jealousy on the childeren's safety.

MAGSR ID: 1383

Mugs

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 5 months
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
History: Mugs was found in northeastern Kabul, Afghanistan looking for food in a trash heap by American soldiers. The story told by locals was that he was brought to Afghanistan as a puppy to be a guard dog dog. When he was found on the roadside he only weighed 45 lbs. The soldier that brought Mugs back to the states does not have a home conducive to keeping Mugs. He loves toys, belly rubs, people, walks, adventures and would make a great companion.
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only

Contact Name: Puppy Rescue Mission
Mugs
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DESCRIPTION:

Mugs is currently in a short term foster so that he doesn’t have to sit in boarding waiting on another foster or forever home. His current foster is relocating to Korea on Friday. Mugs kept escaping his home's yard so he needs a home with a secure 6ft fence, lots of exercise and training. Mugs is 5-6 years old, good with people including children, but is picky about his pup friends. He does NOT like small dogs or cats as he has a very strong prey drive. He is crate trained. Mugs would flourish with an active family. He is 71 lbs, neutered, and even had a dental cleaning in February. Mugs is not crated during the work day when his foster is at work, he is not destructive but needs to be potty trained. He would likely benefit from a home where someone is home more often than not to help him with this.  

MAGSR ID: 1745

Taja

Color: Black and Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 7 months
Current Size: Medium
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

Contact Name: Shannon Stallings
Contact Email: chesapeakelc@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 443-517-7502
DESCRIPTION:

Taja is a very active pup. She does not get along with cats. She lives with two older dogs who do not have the same energy level as she does. She is NOT friendly with dogs she doesn't know. She does show aggression towards dogs she sees in her "turf". Food aggression is also an issue, even with the other dogs in a separate area from her, she still growls while eating. She is on the skinny side, she eats twice a day and her food was just changed to high protein to try to get her to gain some weight. She is three months past due on her shots. While we have been looking for a new home for Taja over the past few months, we were not letting her go to an environment that did not suit her. Due to the sudden death of my mother, who was the caretaker for my grandmother, Taja will need to be rehomed. My grandmother will be residing with us soon, and Taja has nearly knocked her down multiple times when she visits. Taja is good with my kids, however, does not like when my kid's friends come to visit. She would be best suited as the only dog in the house, without cats, and without young children. She needs a large yard to run in. We have about an acre, and she is trained on a wireless electric fence. We are not asking for a "rehoming fee", but that the next owner pay to get her caught up on shots before ownership is transferred. Multiple people have showed interest in her, but either didn't follow thru or didn't have an appropriate environment for her.

If you think you can provide a good home for our girl, please contact us. Thank you.

MAGSR ID: 1483

Toby

Color: Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 14 years 7 months
Current Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Bonnie Marrs
Contact Email: CountryCutie2@msn.com
, Contact Email: BonnieJMarrs@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 301 514 6346
Toby
Toby
DESCRIPTION:

Toby is a lovable dog who loves people.  He loves walks and loves to relax with you on the couch or in bed. 

MAGSR ID: 337

Zoe

Color: Black & Tan Brindle
Gender: Female
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 12 months
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Carole Levy
Contact Email: clevymd@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 301-502-3720
Zoe
Zoe
DESCRIPTION:

Zoe isn’t a bad girl, but she’s in a situation right now that is not bringing out the best in her.  She is a Shepherd mix, maybe Dutch Shepherd in the mix.

She needs to be in a home without other dogs and ONLY with adults who are very experienced working with dominant /anxiety defensive dogs, such as dog trainers or K9 officers.   NO FIRST TIME DOG OWNERS, please.

We adopted Zoe from our local shelter when she was about 6 months old, and she had been a stray.  She has lived with our other three older dogs but no cats. She loves teenaged kids, and also loves to chase squirrels and deer, but is trained to an electronic fence.

Because of her tough beginnings, she has always had fears/anxieties and defensive behavior related to food and attention.  One of our GSDs went blind this past year from SARD, and is also mostly deaf, and this has created a big issue for Zoe, who doesn’t understand that she’s not being ignored or challenged by this dog.   Zoe now feels she has to dominate the other dogs and even the humans in our house, and despite our best efforts with different dog trainers and a behavioral vet, the best solution is to rehome her where she will not feel this anxiety and fear.

Zoe is healthy, has had a recent exam with normal blood work, is up to date on all vaccinations, receives flea/tick/heartworm meds regularly, is housetrained, walks well on leash, and knows all her obedience commands.  She is very smart and learns quickly.  She is not high energy, and is happy to lie around the house, but loves to go for walks and car rides.  She’s a great girl, but needs a better situation to be happy and have a better life.

Thanks for considering Zoe!

Please contact Hal Horenberg, Home at Last Sanctuary, 301-983-0614, if you would like to start an adoption application.

MAGSR ID: 408