I'm beautiful to look at
And wonderful to hold, But please don't adopt me
If you wont 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.
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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.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: approx. 5 years Color: Blk/tan Current Size: 78 lbs. Potential/Ideal Size: House Broken: Yes Obedience Trained: Learning Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good With Kids: unknown Good with Cats: unknown Other Dogs OK: Yes
Sponsored By: TBB Global Logistics- New Freedom, PA "Medical Fund for Lydia" (4/6/15)
Sponsored By: Romina Roddy - Trabuco Canyon, CA "For Buddy (or any other dog that needs care.) Best wishes to Buddy for a full recovery from our family, and especially from Argo and Lupo. We hope that this sweet big boy's leg gets better soon." (7/28/16)
DESCRIPTION: Buddy ended up in a shelter then an ER vet after being hit by car on 495. His leg was severely shattered requiring surgery to save the leg. We committed to Buddy and thankfully the shelter had the surgery done.
Buddy is now resting comfortably in his foster home, although he did have a little set back. The screws and plate that had been placed came loose so he had to have another surgery to correct the problem. With the love and care of his foster family and the wonderful Vet at HOPE we hope that he will make a full recovery... but only time will tell if the plate and screws will take. Buddy is now on 8 weeks crate rest, with daily PT and very short leash walks.
Please send Buddy positive healing energy and watch for updates.
Update: "Buddy", as he has come to be known to his foster family, will be a member of your family waiting to run around your backyard and watch over your house and family.
Buddy is currently recovering from his second surgery for a broken left femur after being hit by a car on Interstate 495. Buddy HATES his crate rest but his foster family thinks he "knows" it's for his own good. He is extremely smart in that sense. Buddy's foster family is slowly trying to convince him to use his injured leg more, but in the meantime Buddy has started home-based physical therapy and will start his formal rehab program soon. Buddy obeys commands (sit, stay, no, down, stop) very well and his foster family is convinced he would be able to perform more obedience commands if he were not so severely injured.
Buddy has a hearty appetite and loves to chomp on large bones and chew toys. His big head, huge eyes, and powerful mouth only serve has a reminder as to why his breed is loved in the first place - he will lick you until you cannot possibly giggle anymore. When his foster parents sit beside him in a small recovery space made specifically for him, he curls up alongside their legs and is the happiest dog ever. When Buddy has recovered, he would be great in a house with other dogs or, if alone in a house, would do well in an environment where he can run and play every day.
Please keep your eye on this big handsome boy and watch for updates on his progress through his recovery - he has a lot more life yet to live!
DESCRIPTION: Cannon is a playful and devoted shepherd that is patiently waiting to find his forever home. With a zeal for life and all it has to offer, Cannon enjoys playing ball, chewing on antlers, and prancing around the house behind his chosen human. During his time in the rescue, Cannon has had the opportunity to refine his basic obedience skills and has now moved onto more specific goals. He knows a lot of commands, but like any strong-minded shepherd will try to avoid following them if he thinks you won't follow through.
Cannon is a working-line shepherd; he is intelligent, driven, and quick to notice weakness. As a result, he requires a home with a strong, experienced handler who recognizes his desire to please as well as his need for leadership. If Cannon sounds like the right dog for your household, please inquire about him today.
UPDATE: Cannon is an affectionate and attentive adult male shepherd mix who has settled in nicely to his foster home. He loves long walks, playing with toys, and pretending he's an 80 lb lap dog. He gets along well with the two other dogs and four cats he lives with. Cannon bonds quickly to his family members and he loves following his people wherever they go around the house. Despite being a little underweight, he is very strong and gets uncomfortable if unfamiliar people get up in his face, so Cannon would be best in a household with previous large dog experience. He is crate trained, house broken, knows his basic commands, and walks well on leash. To help Cannon find his furever family, contact us to meet him today!
DESCRIPTION: Cedar found himself in a shelter hoping someone would come for him. Well, that day came when MAGSR agreed to take them into our care. He is a friendly boy and enjoys the company of other dogs. A loving home, lots of playtime, toys, good nutrition and guidance are all in order for Cedar.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: Apprx. 12-14 years Color: Blk & tan Current Size: 89 lbs Potential/Ideal Size: 80 lbs House Broken: Yes with an occasional accident Obedience Trained: Living With: Permanent foster, our commitment History: Surrender to shelter
Good With Kids: Unknown Good with Cats: No Other Dogs OK: Yes
Sponsored By: Aleen Moore -
Sykesville, MD "For Chip" (09/21/15)
Sponsored By: Elizabeth Yaeger -
Frederick, MD "Chip-In Memory of our MAGSR pup Coda" (1/29/16)
Sponsored By: Diane Anzalone - Westfield, NJ "Medical Fund: Chompers Legacy. In Memory Of Richard Wotapka of Sykesville MD, to honor his care and love for his German Shepherd pets." (9/29/15)
Sponsored By: Megan Morales - College Park, MD "We just got married and in lieu of favors let guests know we would be donating to 3 charities to honor our families and friends instead. Our MAGSR pup Attila is our furry child (currently snoring)" (6/24/15)
DESCRIPTION: Meet Chip! Chip is an older gentleman who found himself on hard times after his former family fell ill and could no longer provide for him. He was surrendered to a local shelter. Luckily, for all involved, we were able to provide a caring home in his hour of need. He is now resting comfortably in the home of a very loving and compassionate care giver. Because of his advanced age, Chip is very arthritic, a little unstable on his feet and requires joint medication. A home with no steps is a must and limited non-slip floors are preferred. Currently, we are trying to take a little excess weight off of him. However, even with limited mobility, he manages to get around. Chip loves going for car rides and bonds very quickly to his favorite people. He is very charming and wants nothing more than to be loved and spend quiet time with his favorite people.
Sponsored By: Alicia Bentley -
Sykesville, MD "Thanks for finding my GSD - Baily, so thankful and appreciative." (03/22/15)
Sponsored by: Sonya Kivisto - Carlisle, PA (3/28/15)
DESCRIPTION: Chris was adopted from MAGSR back in 2006. Sadly his adopter unexpectedly passed away leaving Chris with no family or anyone to care for him. It is obvious that Chris was very much loved and well cared for by his person. He is somewhat over weight and has been started on a diet. He appears to be in very good health, does not seem to have any joint issues that were seen on exam. He is very friendly and enjoys everyone he meets. Chris is looking for a family and home where he can live out the rest of his life. A comfy bed, good food, leisurely strolls, curled up by your side and lots of love are in order for this boy. Please consider a senior when looking to adopt, they make wonderful companions.
Update: Chris has been in his new foster home for a month and has been a complete joy to have around. He currently is not living with children, but has allowed children (and everyone he meets) to pet him on our walks. He's a pretty energetic 8-yr old, and has two walks a day, sometimes moving along at a good trot alongside a motorized handicap scooter. Will sit and wait while his fosters talk with neighbors. He loves the outdoors and loves to be with his people while they are gardening or doing outside activities. He is not much for playing fetch but he does love a fuzzy wubba. He chases birds outside and he is currently in foster with a parrot that he gives a rough time. He is afraid of thunderstorms and firecrakers. Chris is perfectly house trained and has had no accidents and he is also crate trained. Our first hot day we turned on the ceiling fans and he ran in circles beneath them. He is full of joy to have in our home. If you are interested in meeting Chris please contact us today.
DESCRIPTION: Duff along with his housemate Bailey were at a shelter looking for another family to care for them. Duff is a big handsome boy, he does well with other dogs and is good with children. He is working on his leash manners and will require training as do all of our dogs. As Duff is new to us we are still learning more about him.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD mix Age: 12-16 weeks Color: Black and Tan Current Size: 40 lbs. Potential/Ideal Size: lbs. House Broken: Working on it! Obedience Trained: Not yet Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good With Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Yes Other Dogs OK: Yes
Sponsored By: Deborah Szymanik - Baltimore, MD "Sponsorship for Kasper - the GSD rescued from Baltimore County Animal Shelter."
Sponsored By: Jesse Hayes -
Silver Spring, MD (4/30/15)
DESCRIPTION: Hard to believe that this adorable puppy was a stray in a shelter. Our sweet Ezo was so frightened that he would not even get up to walk. He is now in the safety and loving care of his foster family. With time and love he is learning to trust and that life is full of good things. Yes the weight is correct...he is one big boy already at 3-4 months old so you can imagine how big he will be as an adult. Do you have room in your heart and home for Ezo?
Sponsored by: Kevin Riley - Sewickley, PA (4/27/21)
Sponsored By: Anita Murphy - Gaithersburg, MD "In honor of my two loving shepherds, Monte and Cheyenne." (04/24/15)
DESCRIPTION: Freeman is still at a puppy at only 9 months. He is full of puppy energy and playfulness and of course has much to learn and to experience. Training is very important, it will help teach Freeman what is expected of him and also helps build a bond with his new family. It is a great way to learn about each other. Freeman is ready for a new home and family, please set up an appointment to meet him.
UPDATE: Freeman is a very active playful puppy. He is eager to learn and very treat motivated. He picks up very quickly and will respond to anything with a treat is a reward. He is dominant and needs strong, positive leadership. He is in a foster home with other dogs and cats. He is curious of the cats but in no way has tried to harm them. He loves, loves, loves toys. Freeman collects as many as he can and tries to shove several in his mouth at one time. He loves to run and play. Since Freeman was running as a stray he is possessive of his food. He is currently being hand feed to help him over come his fear of not receiving another meal. He knows all his commands and a very social little guy. He loves to go for walks and wiggles all over when he sees neighbors and other dogs. He is crate and house trained. Freeman has a lot of puppy energy and would be a great companion to another younger dog or a very active family.
DESCRIPTION: Jakers was in a home but sadly his housemate and Jakers were not able to work out the pack structure. Both wanted to be top dog which of course caused some strife. He would do best in a home with non-alpha dog. He adores children and is friendly with all people he meets. Jakers is already housebroken, crate trained and has some basic obedience training.
DESCRIPTION: Jax was living his life on the end of chain outdoors. Thankfully he was confiscated and taken to a shelter and then placed with MAGSR. We promised Jax that he would never have to live his life chained or outdoors ever again. Jax needs a family who will cherish, love and care for him. Plenty of walks, toys, playtime, good nutrition and a comfy bed are in order for Jax.
UPDATE: Jax is now living comfortably in a foster home. He is working on his house manners and making great strides. While not completely housebroken at this time he is well on his way. He enjoys the company of the resident GSD's, romping and playing. He does require a slow, easy introduction to other dogs but once properly introduced playtime is on.
Jax does require a person/family with prior GSD experience that will commit to his training and socialization. He is a diamond in the ruff just waiting to sparkle.
Sponsored By: TBB Global Logistics- New Freedom, PA "Medical Fund for Lydia" (4/6/15)
DESCRIPTION: Josecame to us as a stray from a shelter. He is the cutest boy and an ideal size for someone looking for a dog not as large as your typical GSD. This boy has a tremendous amount of energy and would be a perfect running partner or agility dog. He is smart, curious, and wants to please. You'll fall in love with him when he sits in front of you, tilting his head side to side as he waits for a treat. With training, exercise, and love he will be a happy boy. If you are looking for a smaller boy then please put Jose on your list of dogs to meet.
DESCRIPTION: Kasper was surrendered to a shelter after his family lost their home. He is somewhat confused with all of the recent changes in his life and will require time to settle in. Right now he is somewhat shy, he just needs time to warm up to new things and people in his life. This handsome boy is looking for a family life again.
UPDATE: Kasper has proven to be a quiet and polite guest in his foster home, and his housebroken and crate trained. Sudden movements sometimes frighten Kasper, so he's looking for a patient person to help him feel safe. Obedience training would benefit Kasper in building trust, as well as learning commands. Kasper is beyond his puppy stage and is content simply hanging out with his human family. Kasper's favorite past-time is having his neck scratched and if the scratching stops , he’ll lick your hand to lure you back. If you're interested in meeting Kasper, please schedule an appointment.
DESCRIPTION: Lenny came to us from a local shelter where he patiently waited for his family. Sadly that day did not come but MAGSR did. Lenny is a quiet, shy boy..he is unsure of all the changes in his life. With time, patience and of course training Lenny will become more comfortable and move forward. Come spend some time with Lenny to see if he is the right fit for your family.
DESCRIPTION: Leo was surrendered to us as his former family did not have time for him. They want him to have a family that can give him the attention he deserves. In his previous home he lived with a small dog and got along fine. Leo is a very stunning boy with his long brown and liver coat. He is very friendly after his initial shyness when meeting new people.
Leo does have an eye condition known as Pannus for which he was recently diagnosed. He will require daily eye drops for the rest of his life and will need to wear doggles (dog sunglasses) when exposed to bright ultraviolet light. If you are interested in learning more about Leo's condition or if you are interested in meeting this big sweet boy please contact us.
DESCRIPTION: Mango made his way to us via a shelter. He has a lot to learn in the way of training and leash manners. Our volunteers have started working with him and he is catching on quickly. As Mango is new to us we still have more to learn about him.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: 1 years Color: Black and Tan Current Size: 67 lbs Potential/Ideal Size: 70lbs House Broken: Unknown Obedience Trained: No Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good With Kids: Unknown Good with Cats: No Other Dogs OK: Yes
Sponsored By: James Benson- Silver Spring, MD (4/30/16)
Sponsored By: Michael Egan - Herndon, VA "Thank you for helping us find our new German Shepherd puppy, Oakley (you know him as Costa). He is a lot to handle but is turning into a great dog. I hope this donation helps a little to keep the organization healthy." (5/4/17)
Sponsored By: Richard Felsenthal -
Washington, DC (9/7/15)
DESCRIPTION: Max is young energetic boy who has a lot to learn in the way good dog manners. It is clear that no one worked with Max or provided any guidance. He is all about testing the boundaries to see how much he can get away with. With a good handler and a solid training program Max will learn all that he needs to know.
DESCRIPTION: Petry was surrendered as his former person had MS. With her mobility issues she was not able to provide the exercise, walks and training that he required. In his previous home he did live with a cat that he tried to play with, although he was never unsupervised around the cat as he played rough. Petry is young, handsome and strong boy who will benefit greatly from training, this not only helps him and his new family learn work together but it also helps create a bond.
DESCRIPTION: Poncho was at a shelter for reasons unknown. Poncho is missing his rear right paw, it is believed that it may be a birth defect but no one is sure. He does get around quite fine with no deficits. Sweet Poncho is quite confused and unsure of his new surroundings but has started to settle in. Please don't let his minor disability keep you from asking to meet him, he would love to have a family of his very own and the comforts of a home.
Sponsored By: Helen Lermontov - Columbia, MD (4/1/15)
DESCRIPTION: Preston was a stray to a southern shelter where he sat for months hoping someone would rescue him. We agreed to take this sweet boy into our care to give him a better chance at finding his forever family and home.
Preston made his way to us via Pilots n Paws, a wonderful volunteer organization of pilots who help animals in need make their way to a better place. Preston flew on three different aircrafts with 3 different pilots. He also had the pleasure of spending 5 nights at one of their homes, where he enjoyed the company of the resident dog and his temp. foster parents. He was very well behaved, had no accidents, and enjoyed snow for the first time.
Preston is an easy going boy, he enjoys the company of both large and small dogs and spending time with his people. If you are looking for a happy, playful boy with a very sweet disposition please ask to meet the handsome Preston.
Sponsored By: Bennett C. Abrams - Baltimore, MD. (9/21/15)
DESCRIPTION: Prince is an energetic, friendly, playful boy. He is still very much a puppy in his mannerisms and can be mouthy at times. It is obvious that no one has taken the time to teach him that mouthing is not acceptable. Prince will require a family that has the time and energy that is needed to help him burn his energy in a positive manner and to teach him acceptable behaviors. Training is a must and will go along way for both Prince and his new family. It is probably best that he not go to a home with little ones due to his mouthing, this could be very scary to a young child.
DESCRIPTION: Ringo is a very handsome 3 year old boy. He is looking for a family who will take him to training, lots of walks, playtime and of course belly rubs. A good training program is imperative for all of our dogs, it not only teaches them how to be good canine citizens but also helps them form a bond with their new family.
DESCRIPTION: Rodney and his sister Rosetta where found wandering the streets looking for somewhere to call home. Rodney is your typical 9 month old puppy, full of mischief, curiosity and energy. Stability, guidance, exercise, training and of course love is what Rodney is in need of...can your family provide him with that?
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: 1 year Color: Black & Tan Current Size: 65 lbs. Potential/Ideal Size: 75 lbs. House Broken: Unknown Obedience Trained: Not yet Living With: Kennel History: Shelter
Good With Kids: Not at this time Good with Cats: Yes Other Dogs OK: Yes, with large dogs
Sponsored By: Rachel Burlas -
Waynesboro, PA "My brother adopted from MAGSR and we all love the dog. When I am ready to, this is where I will adopt from - this organization obviously really cares about these animals." (4/5/15)
DESCRIPTION: Sam is your typical 1 year old who has had no training or direction. He has so much to learn and what better way than with a new family who will take him training. In his former home he lived with cats, children & other dogs. With his exuberance he may be too big and clumsy right now for smaller children.
DESCRIPTION: Shae was found as a stray. He does have pretty good leash manners, and is friendly with those he meets. He is a great size for a person/family looking to adopt a smaller boy who is easy to handle. He does need proper introductions to other male dogs and would do best with a female dog or non-dominant male dogs.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: 1 year (DOB 11/19/2013) Color: Black and Tan Current Size: 64 lbs. Potential/Ideal Size: 70 lbs. House Broken: working on it Obedience Trained: working on it Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good With Kids: 12 and up Good with Cats: Unknown Other Dogs OK: Not at this time
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DESCRIPTION: Travis is a young, energetic male who has had no training or structure in his life. He has so much to learn and a good training program will help with that. Lots of structure, guidance and exercise will go along way for Travis.
DESCRIPTION: Valor's former person is quite ill and was not able to care for him. Valor has missed out on training due his persons illness. He is a friendly boy and did well with the grandchildren in his previous home. He does need proper introductions to other dogs as long as they are larger. He does not do well with smaller dogs.