Adoption Application

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Terms:
MAGSR requires a non-refundable application fee of $20.  By clicking one of the choices below, I acknowledge that my application fee is non-refundable and is to cover the cost of processing my application. Furthermore, I understand that if I am approved for adoption, there is a separate adoption fee of $300 for each dog adopted and that my application processing fee will not be credited to that fee.

Adoption Application

MAGSR reserves the right to decline any application, based on the information we receive or are given during the approval process, with no explanation to the applicant.  Information received during the approval process is considered confidential.  Any Application not completed IN FULL will not be processed.  *Denotes required fields

Due to the time involved in processing applications please advise us if you have adopted elsewhere, no longer interested in adopting, or would like to withdraw your application as soon as possible .  This will allow us to spend our time working on open applications to find homes for our dogs.

Please do not consider adopting any of our dogs simply because they have a sad story behind them unless you are completely and totally committed to seeing them through their problems and adjustment.  Moving from place to place will only add stress to their lives and can cause more problems.  Dogs have feelings too; please think of theirs when making the decision to bring one into your home.  Our goal is to have this be the last move in their lives, their FOREVER home.

Please enter you full name here
Please enter the full name of your spouse, significant other or anyone who is going to share responsibility for the adoptee.
If you cannot check this box, please stop here. You may not adopt from MAGSR.
Please enter your County (NOT CountRy) of residence.
Enter your Mailing Address if it is different than your street address.

Phone Numbers: Please include Area Code.
Please indicate who to ask for at work number.  
Also, one number must be a home number.  Cell numbers may also be listed as an additional contact number. 

If you have an email account it will be the primary means of our communication - please check it regularly. Not including an e-mail address will delay, and may cause your application to be declined.
Please provide Employer Name, Address and Phone Number.
If you have owned a German Shepherd or Shepherd Mix when you were an adult, please give us a brief history.

For each dog, include the name, sex, breed, and whether it is spayed or neutered. If it is not spayed or neutered, please explain why. This is a required field. If none, answer 'NONE'

If you have ever had to give up a pet, please provide details here.

For each dog, include the name, sex, breed, age of the dog when acquired, how long you had the dog, and why you no longer have the dog and/or where the dog is now, and cause of death if applicable. This is a required field. If none, answer 'NONE'

For each pet, include the name, sex, breed, species, age when acquired, how long you have had the pet. This is a required field. If none, answer 'NONE'

If Other, please describe:
Please note that the majority of our rescued dogs come from shelters and have "no papers" - we often determine a 'purebred' by appearance.
Select all that apply.
If there is a specific dog or dogs you're interested in, please list the dogs' names. Please remember we cannot guarantee or hold dogs. The dog you name may become adopted by the time your application is approved, or may already be scheduled to meet his/her new family. We would suggest continuing with the app process working toward approval so you'll be ready for the next one you see.
If listed dog is adopted, or about to be, do you wish to continue the application process working toward being approved for another dog, or one that may be joining MAGSR? We would suggest continuing with the app process working toward approval so you'll be ready for the next one you see.
If Other, please describe:

If you rent we must receive written approval from your landlord giving consent for a GERMAN SHEPHERD or MIX, to be in/on the property, BEFORE the application process is started.

  • You may fax it to 888-257-7894 Attn: MAGSR or
  • mail it to MAGSR, P.O. Box 353, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.
Please be specific.
Please be specific.
Please include children who are there part time.
PLEASE CALL YOUR VET AND HAVE CONSENT TO RELEASE MEDICAL INFORMATION POSTED ON YOUR FILE. WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED. If you don't have vet references, reply 'None'.
If so, what kind:
If so name of trainer/where?
Due to the time involved in processing applications please advise us if you have adopted elsewhere, no longer interested in adopting, or would like to withdraw your application as soon as possible . This will allow us to spend our time working on open applications to find homes for our dogs.
You may only list one family member and do not use your Vet as a personal reference. Due to the time involved in processing applications please advise us if you have adopted elsewhere, no longer interested in adopting, or would like to withdraw your application as soon as possible . This will allow us to spend our time working on open applications to find homes for our dogs. WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED.
MAGSR can and will deny any application if an applicant has falsified any information provided during the approval process. If this application is sent incomplete then you will not be considered for approval.

You should hear from us within 48 hours once we receive your application.  If you pay the application fee by check, this can delay the processing of your app by a minimum of 7 additional days, so you might not hear from us for 7 to 9 days. If you have not heard from us by then please email us here to inquire about the status of your application. 

Please Be Sure to check your "bulk mail folder" while waiting for us to reply as often times our responses mistakenly go into applicants' bulk folders and they delete without reading.

Please be patient while the form goes through, it may take a few seconds.  You should see a thank you page once the information went through.

If you get an error message, please try to submit the form again. 
If the problem persists, please e-mail us.

Thank You!