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I'm beautiful to look at
And wonderful to hold,
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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.

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These dogs require a little extra TLC in one way or another;  but are well worth the extra effort!

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These dogs are special dogs who may not fit the "perfect" ideal;

but never the less, are still wonderful dogs!

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These dogs are not ready for adoption yet because they are still being vetted, evaluated or in transport

 

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Bama Care

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 6.5 Yrs
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71
Potential Size: 66
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK:
Working on it

 

Bama
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DESCRIPTION: Please meet Bama, short for Alabama.  He was surrendered to us as his family was moving and could not take him with them.

Bama has a lot going for him. He's super friendly with people, is good with children, is crate trained and housebroken.
He's unknown for cats and has shown signs of exhibiting some prey drive toward small wildlife. We are currently working on his socialization with other dogs. Prior to coming to us, he was not given the opportunity to socialize with other dogs. So, this is all new to him and he is learning. Stay tuned for updates on this. We are also working on general overall obedience.
While Bama is an adult, he's an active dog and is not going to be a couch potato anytime soon. He likes car rides, working for treats and giving kisses.

We will update you on this happy-go-lucky boy as we learn more about him!

 

BOWDEN

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 1 year
Color: Brown & Tan 
Current Size: 50 lbs
Potential Size: 50 lbs
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes, 10 years + older
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 


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DESCRIPTION: Bowden is a very a exuberant boy. He's all puppy and exhibits all the normal puppy behaviors. Bowden is an intelligent boy that would benefit and excel in a training class. Training is a must for all our dogs and we have been working with Bowden on his basic commands. Bowden LOVES toys, enjoys long walks and does very well on car rides. He is a very active and a bit high energy. Bowden will be attending events. Watch our website for a opportunity to meet this happy boy.

UPDATE: Bowden is fairly social with strangers and can be okay with other dogs with proper leash management. However, he does not need the presence of another dog and would thrive as an only dog. While Bowden does like toys, he tends to claim them and does not easily give them up. As training is required, Bowden's adopters should begin training soon after adopting to help lay the groundwork for a healthy foundation. He is treat motivated and rides well in the vehicle. From what we have seen, he does not like cold weather, rain, snow or wind and he would rather be inside where it's comfy rather than outside exploring.

Eli Adopted

adopted 4/25/16

Sex: Male
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 16 months old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: ​45​ lbs
Potential Size: 
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Work in Progress
Living With: foster
History: owner surrender

Good with Kids: Not at this time
Good with Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes


 

Eli
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DESCRIPTION: Feeling that they couldn't provide Eli with the kind of life he deserved, Eli's family made the difficult decision to surrendered him to MAGSR. Eli is a sweet and energetic boy who is looking for a home that can provide him with the love, training, and daily exercise a young dog needs. Already housebroken and knowing a few commands, Eli is already on his way to becoming a good canine citizen. However, he will need patience, guidance, and leadership in order to reach his full potential. Currently, Eli is living with both cats and dogs. He gets along well with all of his furry siblings. Although Eli gets along well with furry friends, he lacks confidence when meeting new people. It is important that when saying hello, Eli is provided with additional time and patience so that he can slowly adjust to new people and movements. Eli would be best placed in a home without children as he needs to develop the confidence needed to meet with success. Although Eli is in many ways a work in progress, we know he will be a great addition to the right family. If Eli sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet him.

 

Garvey Care

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: ​70 lbs​ lbs
Potential Size: 75 lbs
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Work in Progress
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes


 

Garvey
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DESCRIPTION: Garvey found himself in a shelter hoping someone would give him a second chance at life. He is now in our care waiting for a forever family and home. He is new to us but so far he has been pleasant with everyone he has met. He has lots to learn to be a good canine citizen, so training is a must. Ask to meet this sweet boy.

 

HANK Adopted

adopted 4/24/16

Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 2 years old
Color: White
Current Size: 85 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Needs work
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 

 


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DESCRIPTION: Hank came to us from a shelter where he was a stray. He is a big handsome boy who is looking for a new family who will commit to him for his lifetime. Training, as with all dogs, will go along way in helping Hank and his new family learn more about each other, along with teaching him to be a good canine citizen. He is new to us so we are still learning more about him, but so far he has been friendly with everyone he has met.

Hobart 

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 3
Color: Blk, Tan, White
Current Size: 57
Potential Size: 57
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: No
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes


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DESCRIPTION: This is Hobart. We can't say enough good things about this little guy. Hobart is a kennel favorite. He is so cute with a friendly disposition. Hobart will fit into any family. He is just happy being among our volunteers and smiles at everyone that passes by. His coloring is beautiful and his picture don't do him justice. If you would like to meet this sweet boy please inquire today you won't be disappointed.

UPDATE: Hobart is unsure of new people at first and the best way to get to know him is to ignore him and let him approach you. Patience is key here. He's not a dog that will openly greet strangers as they concern him. However, when he becomes comfortable occupying the same space, then he begins to relax. Once he gets to know you, he's actually a pretty cool guy! He walks nicely on leash, likes car rides and is treat motivated. He also likes to play fetch. Those of us who regularly see him at the kennel enjoy his company and vice-versa. When he sees his favorite people at the kennel, he eagerly waits for them to get him out of his kennel run. He has some prey drive and is quite stimulated by squirrels, various wildlife and the occasional passing car. Hobart can be okay in the presence of other calm dogs while under strict leash management. He is not one to engage in play with other dogs and he would thrive in a home as an only dog. He's his own man and is not a clingy dog. Hobart would do best in an adult home where there is not lot of new people coming and going. But if you have a home with a lot of consistency and are looking for a dog to take leisurely daily walks, they just might fit the bill.

Jake Adopted

Adopted 4/4/16!

Sex: Male
Breed: GSD Mix
Age: 11-12 weeks old
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Not yet, I’m just a puppy
Obedience Trained: Not yet, I’m just a puppy
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

Jake
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DESCRIPTION: Jake cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses.  Jake has a lot to learn about going 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, Jake will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is.  Please inquire if Jake sounds like a good match for your family.

 

JONAS

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Sex: male
Breed: GSD
Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: needs work
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 


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DESCRIPTION: Jonas was in a shelter and needed out of there so he could be treated for a heartworm infestation. Thankfully a wonderful group took him in for us and found him a temporary foster home while he underwent the treatment he needed. Jonas has now completed his treatment and is ready to start his new life. Understandably Jonas is confused and stressed with his move to us from his loving foster home. At this time we are giving him time to settle in.

 

Loki Adoption Pending

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 10 month old
Color: Black long hair
Current Size: ​71​ lbs
Potential Size: 
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: needs work
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 


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DESCRIPTION: Loki is a big handsome long hair GSD.  He is still very much a puppy with many puppy behaviors.  He has yet to learn that mouthing his handler is not acceptable.  He has a lot of energy, but this expected of a dog his age.  He will require to be enrolled in and complete training so that he can learn how to direct his energy and to become a well mannered K-9 citizen.  It is best that Loki not go to a home with small/young children due to him lacking manners.

Loki will need a handler that understands that Shepherds need to have a person who can match their energy level, and are best equipped to deal with that with ongoing training and daily exercise, both physical and mental.

 

Sam 

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Sex: Male
Breed:GSD
Age: 4 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75 lbs
Potential Size: 80-85 lbs
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Trainer
History: Surrender

Good with Kids: No 
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 

Sam
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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.

 

Sherlock 

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Breed: GSD
Age: 6 years
Color: Blk/Tan
Current Size: 100 lbs.
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good with Kids: Older (>16 years old)
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Unknown

Sherlock
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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.

 

Storm Adopted

Adopted 4/26/16!

Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 5 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: ​85​ lbs
Potential Size: 
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: needs work
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes, older
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Some, non-dominant

 

Storm
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DESCRIPTION: ​Storm found himself in a very rural shelter where adoptions are few and far between.  Sadly he sat there for months before the shelter reached out for rescue help.  We are happy to welcome Storm into our care and have promised him that we will find him his forever family and home.  He will need patience and time to become accustom to living in a home again, enjoying toys and playtime.  Training will help Storm and his family learn so much about each other and help Storm learn what is expected of him and good canine manners.  Please ask to meet this handsome boy.

 

thor Adopted

Adopted 4/28/16!

Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 5-6 years old
Color: Black & Cream/Silver
Current Size: 74 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Needs work
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Thor
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DESCRIPTION: ​Meet Thor, he was found wandering the streets and taken to a shelter. He had a collar on with his name written in marker. Unfortunately he was not chipped and with no tags there was no way of knowing who his family was. Thor waited at the shelter hoping that his family was looking for him but that day never came. Thor is a sweetheart, he wants nothing more than to be with his family. He leans in to be petted and enjoys giving his person hugs. Of course that needs to be addressed with training as people do not always enjoy having a big dog jumping up on them. Are you ready to make the commitment to Thor for the rest of his life.....ask to meet him.

 

TOBEY

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 1 year old
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Potential Size: 60-65 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes


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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.

Willoughby

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Sex: male
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: needs work
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 

Willoughby
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DESCRIPTION: Willoughby is a male German Shepherd mix who is approx. 10 months old. He is a submissive male who gets along with everybody. Willoughby has an easy-going personality and is not a difficult dog at all. This super sweet doll baby would be a perfect family dog and would enjoy being part of any family activity. Willoughby has so much love to give and just wants a home of his own.

Update: Willoughby has been in his foster home now for almost 2 weeks and is settling in nicely. His foster parents like to call him "Willow" and report that he has proven to be a polite & very well-behaved house guest. He loves his toys - especially his stuffed 'babies!' He is fully housebroken, calm, great on the leash & he rides quietly in the car. Willow has played with both female resident dogs & has done great. He also play-bows with the other resident dog (a male Malinois) through the crate door. Willow is learning basic obedience commands with his foster parents and he takes treats very gently - he is affectionate and is such a good dog, Ask to meet Willoughby today.

Update: Willow has been in his foster home for about a month. He is gaining confidence and plays with all 3 resident dogs - including an alpha male Malinois. He loves his toys: balls, bones & especially his stuffed hedgehog!  Willow rarely barks unless he is playing or wants attention. He does exhibit some prey drive towards wildlife. He would fit in well in an active household & probably would do very well if he had some canine playmates!  If Willoughby sounds like a good match for your family, please ask to meet him.

Wyatt 

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 13 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 74 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: 
Living With: Foster
History: Surrender

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Picky

 

Wyatt
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DESCRIPTION: Can you imagine after being with your person for 13 years and they suddenly disappear?  Wyatt has come back to MAGSR at the mature age of 13 as sadly his owner was in a tragic accident leaving him unable to care for Wyatt. Wyatt is an extremely loyal dog that was dearly loved and this poor boy must be super confused as to where his dad is. 

Wyatt is a laid back senior boy that enjoys the companionship of his person. He is house broken and crate trained although a crate is certainly not required for this regal boy. His favorite past time is sunning himself outside on a warm day! He is super friendly and excellent with people including children 10 and above.  He doesn't get on beds or furniture and isn't a chewer. While needing a short stent in foster a few years ago he slept quietly all night on his dog bed in my 9 year old's bedroom. He would quietly go to bed in the evenings and you wouldn't hear a peep till 10 to 12 hours later when he needed to go potty. He is older now and sleeps quite a bit and although he is a bit slower he still enjoys a short stroll.

In his younger years he was courteous to other dogs in the home while on leash.  Off leash he would test the water for alpha position. Since he was fostered in a home with more than one alpha so it was safer for all to keep him on leash. As he is matured and much slower likely his drive for alpha position has lessened as he is much happier sleeping and being close to his person. He is cat friendly and super easy going.

Wyatt is on daily medication and supplements to keep him comfortable, which is bringing him some much needed relief. Please find it in your heart to give this sweet boy a loving home to lay his head for his remaining time. He will be so grateful for your love and attention. He bonds quickly to those providing love and care and will be forever grateful for your love.

Update: Wyatt is a sweet older gentleman who has clearly been very affected by everything that has gone on recently. He is just starting to come around and show interest in his foster parents.  Wyatt has had some difficulty getting around, but his foster parents are walking him in the neighborhood, and he has wanted to go further than he has been allowed so far, but with each day, the distance is increasing.  Wyatt eats well and takes his meds easily.  Wyatt is starting to show some sign of happiness and playfulness.  If Wyatt sounds like a senior guy for you, please ask to meet him.

 

Ziggy 

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Sex: Male
Breed: GSD
Age: 2 years old
Color: Black 
Current Size: 77 lbs
Potential Size: 
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Needs work
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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


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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.

 

 

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