I'm beautiful to look at
And wonderful to hold, But please don't adopt me
If you won't keep me 'til I'm old.
Good things come to those who wait.
The saying really is true.
Just give me a chance to be a good dog,
And I'll never stop loving you.
Dogs with this banner are almost in their new homes so they are not currently available.
Dogs with this banner have recently found their forever homes.
These dogs need someone to foster them in a home until they are adopted –could that be you?
Kennel Life Enrichment Fund(read more)
This fund is specifically designated to our dogs that are currently living in the kennel. Many of these dogs would greatly benefit from additional socialization throughout the week. Your donation contributes to daycare or other amenities available to the kennel dogs during their stay.
Romina Roddy -
Potomac, MD "For Rocky's medical expenses. We wish this sweet boy a speedy recovery!!!" (9/10/16)
Susan Jane Evers - Woodbridge, VA "Medical
Fund - Chomper's Legacy" (12/18/16)
DESCRIPTION: Benjamin is a handsome black & red GSD. He is very friendly with both people and other dogs. Benjamin is in need of training, this will help him learn all that he needs to know and will also help create a bond with his new family. A firm leader will benefit him, along with both physical and mental exercise.
DESCRIPTION: Who's that mountain of a dog? That's Blaze! He's a strong, confident male with a gentle and sweet side of a big softy. Blaze loves to go for walks, play with dog toys, get belly rubs from his family. While he is very muscular and powerful, he does well on leash and listens to direction. Blaze has settled into his personality as a mature adult, and enjoys hanging out with other dogs and staying close to his person. Blaze just can't wait to meet his forever family!
DESCRIPTION: Bronco has not had a very good life. He has lived his life on a chain with his companion a Cocker Spaniel. They were not well cared for, never shown the love of humans, proper care or the comforts of a home. Brunco is a sweet, friendly and affectionate boy looking for a family who will show him that humans are good. He can become overly excited when playing and will be mouthy, this is why we recommend older children. He does take correction well. He will need a family with patience as he has so much too learn about being a good houseguest and proper dog manners. He has what it takes, he just needs a person to commit to his training.
Update: When Bronco arrived in our care we noticed he was favoring his leg and not using it that often. We had him seen by a specialist and it was discovered that he had a dislocated knee and on the same leg his hip was bad. Surgery was recommended to repair both.
Bronco underwent surgery for his knee and hip on Thursday 6/28/16. He is now recovering in a foster home on strict crate rest in order for everything to heal.
Bronco quickly stole the hearts of his Doctors and caregivers at the hospital. He is such a gentle soul, happy to meet anyone greeting them with tail wags. He rides well in a car, takes treats gently and loves to be pet. Ask to meet this very special boy.
UPDATE:Bronco is doing very well in his recovery from his hip and knee surgery. While he may be getting a little stir crazy, he is doing very well in the crate and just happy to be inside. Bronco is a big boy who loves to give kisses and get belly rubs. He also loves being around his foster fur-brother who calms him. He's very interested in everything and anything in the house - everything is new and exciting to him, that he just needs to check it out. If Bronco sounds like a good fit for your family, please ask to meet him.
Bronco's surgery was very expensive for MAGSR - please help MAGSR afford the surgery so that we can continue to help other dogs in need like Bronco. Your donations are badly needed.
DESCRIPTION: Bruno is a big handsome boy who is need of training to help him learn good leash manners, not to jump on people and to be a good canine citizen. He gets along well with other dogs, although he may be too exuberant in his play with some dogs. Training will certainly go along away in helping Bruno and his new family learn more about each other.
DESCRIPTION: Due to unforeseen changes in Ceasars families lifes they were no longer able to care for him. He is a friendly boy who gets along with children and other dogs. While he does have some basic obedience training, we do require that all of our adopters complete a minimum of 6 week training with their adopted dog. Training is much more than teaching the basics and good manners, it helps socialize the dog and also creates a bond with their new family.
DESCRIPTION: Forrest cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Forrest has a lot to learn about being a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a 10-12 year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Forrest will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. Please inquire if Forrest sounds like a good match for your family.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: 1
Color: Black and Tan Current Size: 75 Potential Size: 75 House Broken: Yes Obedience Trained: Yes Living With: Foster History: owner surrender
Good with Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Yes Other Dogs OK: Yes
Lisa Fitzpatrick - Silver Spring, MD (1/16/17)
Anna D Smith - King George, VA "Please use this gift where it is needed the most and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK!" (3/18/17)
Susan Crone -
Baltimore, MD "Thank you all for your support as I ran the 40th MCM in honor of our beloved pets and family and friends who have won their battle, are fighting, or have lost their battle to cancer. I wore all their names." (6/16/17)
Lawrence Gross - Reading, PA (8/31/16)
Barbara Vespucci - Columbia, MD "Chomper's Legacy - For beautiful Sable, wishing for a speedy recovery!"(9/2/16)
DESCRIPTION: Hemlock was very much loved by his family but his owner was deployed and his family looked to MAGSR to find Hemlock a loving and caring home. He is a beautiful boy who is very friendly with everyone he meets. He loves to play fetch, Frisbee and loves to cuddle. He has carpus valgus in his left front joint. It has been established that this condition most commonly occurs in rapidly growing medium to large breed dogs. Some evidence suggests male puppies are more likely to be affected by this condition. This condition does not stop Hemlock from running and playing and having fun. If you can provide this handsome boy a loving home please ask to meet Hemlock today.
Update: Hemlock was returned to MAGSR when his family could no longer care for him. Hemlock is a young and energetic dog who has now broken the plate in his leg causing turning of his leg again. MAGSR is working with surgeons to determine the best course of action for Hemlock so that he can move forward with his life with a new family. Hemlock's recovery will require time and patience and following a strict set of guidelines for any adopter. Please ask to meet Hemlock if he sounds like a good fit for your family.
Update: Hemlock (or ‘Lock, as his foster mom calls him) may have a crooked leg, but it doesn’t stop him from having fun! He is a high energy dog with a goofy personality and a lot to say! Playing with his Frisbee, swimming, going for long hikes, and riding in the car are some of his favorite activities. If you’re looking for a dog to share in your adventures, he’s your guy! As long as he gets his daily exercise, he will happily snuggle on the couch and watch TV with you (but much prefers to bring you toys so you can toss them). He loves to play with his foster fur sister, but sometimes gets a little jealous if he’s not the main focus. He knows many tricks, and would love to learn more! He’s still young, so does have to be reminded of the rules, and going to training will help with that. He’s potty trained and crate trained, but he rarely stays in his crate because he’s just so good in the house! If you can provide the patience, love, care, and commitment he deserves, please ask to meet him!
DESCRIPTION: Our handsome boy Phelps found himself roaming the streets as a stray which landed him in a shelter. He has been friendly with those at the shelter and our volunteers. As he is new to us we are still learning more about him, we will post updates. Training of course is required, this will teach him good manners. He is young and untrained so he will require someone who will set boundaries, has experience with the breed, along with the time, patience and knowledge he will need.
DESCRIPTION: Sweet Roger landed in a shelter after being found as a stray. He is underweight, but with good nutrition, a bath, lots of love and the comforts of a home he will be tiptop in no time. Roger is a gentle soul, easy going and friendly. Ask to meet this sweet boy.
DESCRIPTION: Shorty, who is actually a tall lanky boy was surrendered as his person could no longer care for him. It is obvious that he was loved and well cared for. Shorty is a lot of dog, weighing in at 100 lbs he is very strong and pulls quite hard when being walked on a leash. He has no formal training which he would benefit from greatly. He is super friendly and very sweet with everyone he meets, although he does like to greet them barks. He needs to be taught dog on dog social skills, he does get along with other dogs but has not had much exposure to them so he is not quite sure how to interact. If you have the time to devote to Shorty's training he will be a well mannered boy in no time, as he is very smart and picks up quickly.
DESCRIPTION: Steiger is a large young pup who has had no training or direction in his life. He is a blank slate and would benefit greatly from training with his new family. All dogs benefit from having boundaries set and a good pack leader. Steiger wants to learn and needs your help so that he can be a good canine citizen. He is still pretty much a puppy at only 10 months old so he will need patience and time to settle into a routine and his new home.
DESCRIPTION: Tye once had a family of his own we he peacefully lived with children, dogs and cats. When his family moved Tye was not included, so he found himself at a shelter. Tye would love to once again have the comforts of a home and the love of a forever family.
Update: Unfortunately, Tye was returned to us as once in the adopters home he was showing behaviors we had not seen. Although he had lived with children and another dog prior to being surrendered, once in his new home he did not seem to do well with the neighborhood children. Tye is now back in our care, our volunteers are spending more time with him.