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.
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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.
DESCRIPTION: Ben is a doll baby, very playful, happy go lucky. We do not know what he is mixed with, but he will be a big boy. Ben is still a puppy and will need a patient adopter and the full range of obedience training to make him the best dog he can be. Ask to meet this sweet boy.
UPDATE: Ben's foster mom informs us that Ben is super sweet and follows her around everywhere for her attention. Ben gets along with his 1 year old fur sibling and Ben can be a bit of an alpha. Ben knows sit and is getting used to his crate and is working on crate training. Ben has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies may be ten to twelve year commitment, and they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Ben will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. Please inquire if Ben sounds like a good match for your family.
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.
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.
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: 4-1/2 months Color: Black & Silver Current Size: 40 lbs. Potential Size: House Broken: Yes Obedience Trained: I'm a puppy (working on it) Living With: Foster History: Surrender
Good with Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Yes, wants to chase Other Dogs OK: Yes
I've been adopted, thanks to MAGSR but so many more dogs need their help. Will you help them by donating or volunteering?
DESCRIPTION: Duke was found as a stray with no tags or chips and saved by a family who kept him during the required stray hold. When no one came for him, they decided to contact MAGSR to find him a very good home. Duke is housebroken and crate trained, and has the typical high energy of a GSD puppy. As is true of all puppies, Duke is cute and cuddly; he will require a lot of attention, time, and patience from his new family. He has a lot to learn and will need leadership and guidance in order to become a good canine citizen. He will get into things, chew on inappropriate things, have accidents, whine, and want lots of attention and love. Duke will need proper food and vet care for the rest of his life. In return, he will smother you in puppy kisses and cuddles while entertaining you with his puppy antics. If interested in Duke, please be sure you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and commit to him for his entire life.
DESCRIPTION: Meet the adorable Kenya. He is a friendly boy but a little unsure as to why he lost his family and home. He lived with Glacier in his previous home, they got along well. We do not have any experience or knowledge of him with children and cats at this time. The comfort of a home and a loving family is just what Kenya needs, could you be his new family?
UPDATE:Kenya is now in a foster home and settling in nicely with his foster GSD sibling and foster parents. Kenya's foster parents call him "Kenny" and report that he is AWESOME!! Kenny has been doing great on the leash and is picking up basic training (I.e. Sit, down, stay, and "wait" when entering/exiting the house) very quickly. He is housebroken and does very well in the crate. Kenny loves playing outside with toys, his foster GSD brother and likes playing chase. He LOVES getting his head scratched and returns the love with hugs and cuddles next you on the floor. Ask to meet Kenny!
DESCRIPTION: Max is a handsome boy who is very intelligent but it is evident he was not treated well in his previous situation. He is very shy and lacks confidence but has shown that he is very friendly with other dogs and they help him gain confidence. He is great with dogs of all sizes and he is even good with cats. He is shy especially with men but warms up slowly. He would do best in a home with older children as younger children's unpredictable movements startled him. Max is house broken and crate trained. Training will go a long way to benefit Max and help him build the bond with his people and gain confidence he lacks. He is a very sweet boy looking for someone to show him that not all people are bad. Once he bonds with you, he will be your forever best friend. Could Max be the dog for you?
Sex: Male Breed: GSD Age: 6 months Color: Black & Tan Current Size: 49 lbs Potential Size: House Broken: Work in progress Obedience Trained: Work in progress Living With: Vet History: Owner Surrender
Good with Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Yes Other Dogs OK: Yes
Nexterus Inc - New Freedom, PA (07/20/16)
Gertrude Cannady - Baltimore, MD (07/17/16)
Albert Paul & Pamela Bowling - Riva, MD (07/17/16)
Paul Campbell - Washington, DC (7/15/16)
Thane Peters - Washington, DC (7/5/16)
William Teeter - Baltimore, MD (7/25/16)
Susan Jane Evers - Woodbridge, VA Medical Fund: "Chomper's Legacy" (8/3/16)
Melissa Lucas -
Carrollton, TX "In memory of my Holly, who was part German Shepherd, part Blue Heeler, all awesome :) Today marks 7 years since she left us, and I miss her every single day. Thank you guys for doing what you do to" (7/4/16)
Seema Zeya - Fairfax, VA "For Mika's medical care. Wishing you the best, little cutie. " (8/8/16)
Gloria Fuller - Edgewater, MD "Mika, love Gloria" (7/18/16)
Jill Burkoff - Owings Mills, MD "Please use these funds to help with Mika's medical expenses. Love, Jaylen, Jill, and Mike Burkoff" (7/18/16)
Annette Hishmeh -
Damascus, MD " In memory of Gunnar - you did not have the love I should have given you, please forgive me" (7/25/16)
Nelly Warren - Hampstead, MD "This is for Mika...Get better." (9/29/16)
Gina Eliadis - Baltimore, MD"I hope that you can use this for Mika's medical treatment" (7/24/16)
Mary Highham -Alexandria, VA (7/24/16)
DESCRIPTION: Mika was surrendered to an emergency vet when it was discovered that he had come down with Parvo, a highly contagious viral disease and potentially life threatening. Parvo is an expensive virus that can be avoided if properly vaccinated. Mika is fighting for his life and currently receiving 24/7 medical care at an emergency vet where he will receive the best possible care. Should Mika survive this difficult virus, he will be able to move on and enjoy being a puppy. As is true of all puppies, Mika is cute and cuddly; he will require a lot of attention, time, and patience from his new family. He has a lot to learn and will need leadership and guidance in order to become a good canine citizen. He will get into things, chew on inappropriate things, have accidents, whine, and want lots of attention and love. Mika will need proper food and vet care for the rest of his life. In return, he will smother you in puppy kisses and cuddles while entertaining you with his puppy antics. If interested in Mika, please be sure you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and commit to him for his entire life.
DESCRIPTION: A neighbor found Sam tied to a tree after his family moved away and left him. Thankfully this good samaritan found him, had him seen by a vet then reached out to us to find Sam the home and family he deserves. Sam is somewhat skittish and needs a little time to be comfortable when meeting new people. Once he trusts you he becomes relaxed, enjoying walks and playtime. He will of course need his family to commit to training with him, this will help Sam become more socialized, build his confidence, learn all that he needs to know and of course create a strong bond with his family. Sam needs some work so please be sure you are able to devote the time that is required to help Sam move forward.
Update: Sam has spent the last few months in a board and train program. Sam came to us having not been well socialized, lacking confidence and fearful. The trainers have brought him a long way, but it is an ongoing process. Sam will require an experienced and knowledgeable GSD handler. It is also required that his new person continues with his training in order for Sam to continue on the right path. Sam does bond with his handler, but requires time to accept new people. If you are interested in Sam it is required that you meet him and follow the directions of his trainers at K9-Koncepts http://www.k9koncepts.com to ensure a good fit for all. If you would like more information on Sam we can put you in touch with his trainers.
DESCRIPTION: Sherlock initially came to MAGSR, due to his owner’s health, from a home with other Shepherds and got along well with them. Over the last 18 months, Sherlock has been in a home without other dogs and has not interacted with other dogs, so it is unknown if he is still good with other dogs. Sherlock has a high prey drive and will chase rabbits and squirrels. Sherlock is friendly with the humans that he meets and is very active with a ton of energy, much more than expected for his age. Sherlock enjoys playing catch and swimming. Sherlock needs training, a strong handler (he’s a strong boy), and a strict regimen.
Over the last several months, MAGSR has treated Sherlock for a perianal fistula, of which treatment is coming to a close. Also, over the last several months, Sherlock has been receiving weekly laser treatments on his hips for severe arthritis. His arthritis has not slowed this boy down at all, but the laser treatments have helped him to be more comfortable so he can continue to play. Continuing future laser treatments, while they may be bi-weekly or only monthly, will be key in providing Sherlock continued relief from his arthritis and comfort going forward.
Sherlock is waiting to meet his fur-ever family that will commit to his needs for his lifetime. Please set up an appointment to meet Sherlock if he sounds like a good match for your family.
“Bonnie and Clyde” tearing up my soggy backyard this morning.
DESCRIPTION: Tobey is a high energy and enthusiastic boy and just loves to run and run. Tobey has pretty good leash manners, crates very well, loves to run along with his handler and just loves the resident dogs in his foster home. Tobey is trusting of dogs but cautious around new people and in new situations. Tobey needs a patient handler to help him build a little confidence in his handsome self. Please inquire if Tobey sounds like a good match for your family.
DESCRIPTION: Toby made his way to MAGSR after a kind soul discovered him at a shelter and knew he deserved a chance at a forever home. Having moved around a bit in order to make his way to MAGSR Toby is, understandably, a little unsure about his new circumstances. However, he is slowly warming up to his foster family and we know over time his full personality will shine. As a young and energetic pup, Toby is your typical GSD - he enjoys playing, leaning into his people, and head and neck rubs. Toby will require guidance, training, and continued patience as he develops into a good canine citizen; however, he already has a good start as he is housebroken and is currently crate training. Toby is an intelligent pup who wants to follow the direction of his handler. He is quickly picking up a few commands and is learning how to walk on leash when participating in daily walks with his foster siblings. Although Toby is learning about pack life with his furry foster siblings, he does require slow introductions to new dogs at this time as he lacks confidence. We are sure that over time with training and socialization, Toby will develop into an amazing dog.
UPDATE: It's amazing what a few weeks in a foster home can do for a young, energetic pup. Toby has been very busy lately learning about what it is to be a good canine citizen. Thrilled to try anything that involves a high value treat, Toby has learned many of his basic commands. At this time, Toby knows - sit, stay, down, crate, out, and off. As he has developed many of his commands, Toby has increased his confidence and has become more comfortable within the community. In addition to basic commands, Toby has also been developing his leash manners. As Toby has made significant progress in this area as well, he is now jogging a few miles with a couple times a week. On days when Toby doesn't go for a run, he is thrilled to take a long walk and then play fetch. Activities such as these have helped Toby burn his puppy energy in a constructive manner. When activities are all done, Toby is happy to settle down with his foster family and chew on a bone or snuggle up for a few extra cuddles. If this fun-loving guy sounds like the right match for your household, please inquire about him today.
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.
DESCRIPTION: Ziggy is a very handsome black GSD. He is friendly with other dogs and people, he has lived with children in the past ages between 4-14 years old. He is housebroken and crate trained. Ziggy has no leash manners and will jump and pull on the leash, he was not leashed walk much in his previous home, so training will go a long way. Ask to meet this big handsome boy.