This is what we are all about.When we place a dog in a great home, everyone in the rescue is elated. Nothing feels better than helping our dogs on their journey to find a forever home where they can love and be loved.
We thank every one of our adoptive families for opening their hearts and homes to our dogs.
These are the most recent MAGSR Success Stories. Success Stories reported prior to 2016 can be found here.
Bella (formerly known as Belair) was adopted on July 2, 2020. She was a little nervous in her new surroundings, was very cautious, and was not ready to fully trust that this was her permanent home. She gave me the feeling that she had experienced some harsh times somewhere in her past. We showered her with love and patience and as each day went by, she became more trusting of us. Now she follows me everywhere. When I leave the house, she waits at the door until I come home……so cute.
Bella loves to play “keep away”. She will grab her favorite toy and run around the house and wait for me to come after her. When I come around, she will take off running in the opposite direction. In the back yard, she has trained me to fetch. Seriously, when I throw the ball, she runs to it and stands over it until I come to fetch it. When I get close, she takes off with the ball and drops it again, waiting for me to try to get it. Eventually she gets tired and walks away from the ball and I have to fetch it……funny dog.
Bella loves attention. When my son and his family come over, she gets so excited. Her tail and whole body is wagging a mile a minute until I get her to settle down. I’m actually a little jealous that she likes them so much. I’m pretty sure she would go home with them if I let her. Not going to happen!!
We are so happy with Bella. I can’t imagine our home without her now. Thank you to MAGSR
Jim and Judy Cocchiaro
Apollo FKA Liberty is a spoiled young man. His favorite things are: sitting on me and his dog sister Autumn, getting beat up by his cat sister Aspen, chasing squirrels and rabbits, licking any human that he comes in contact with, going on car rides, snuggling, and getting rubs while also petting you back at the same time. He is the perfect addition to our family!
Apache (June 2017) and Hunter (fka Windsor, May 2018) are bedhoggers, roadtrip pros, and well-loved puppers.
Apache loves squeeky stuffies, chasing squirrels, and has opened up to some family members, but is still our shadow.
Hunter has taught her that it's okay to play and be a pup. Hunter loves meeting everyone, snow, and stealing toys from his sister.
What a wonderful Rescue and what a wonderful dog. We adopted Buddy from MAGSR less than 2 weeks ago and this 19 month old has won our hearts completely. A little puppy mischief with a lot of puppy energy. A little Husky and a little GSD. And who knows or cares? He's already learning agility and visibly settling into his forever home more every day. Smart boy. Thank you MAGSR!!!!!
Buddy, Shari and Miles
We adopted Layla (aka Chastity) July 2019. She is the sweetest and most affectionate dog. She loves her big sister Zoe and her human family. She is always happy and wags her tail anytime anyone steps in the room even if she is asleep. She is very energetic but gets lots of walks and outside play time. She thinks she is a lap dog and loves to lay on or near us. She has come a long way in the year that we've had her. We love her and so lucky to have adopted her.
Update on Ryder and Trudi! Can't believe it's been 5 weeks, seems like he has been with us for so much longer as he has settled in so well. He is personality is coming out for sure and he is a big lug who just wants love and attention from his Mommy and especially Daddy. He is definitely a Daddy's boy!
Ryder has indeed helped bring Trudi out of her shell and she has begun to start "playing"with some toys. Trudi has a big job of keeping her eyes on Ryder always wanting to know where he is and what he is doing.
Things are going well so far. Love these pups to death. So thankful they are both in our lives.
We adopted Keena, one of the GA38 dogs, in May of '19. Like all the other GA38 adopters, we’ve experienced the ups and downs of showing a frightened, formerly abused dog that she’ll get only love here. We have both had a number of dogs in the past and have loved them all, but Keena brings out a completely new depth of feelings in us. She was shy and frightened of everything when we first got her in May, but she was also undergoing heartworm treatment so needed to stay quiet. Gradually she became accustomed to noises like the icemaker, our sneezes, and all those things we take so for granted. She’s still leery of outside noises, but is learning to ignore them more and more. Housebreaking was a bit of a challenge because we didn’t recognize the soft touch with her nose as the signal she needed to go out—our fault, not hers. But she’s a champ now. She runs up and down stairs with wild abandon, and stays with me most all day in my studio, away from the crate which has been her default safe space. She’s learning to be frisky and play, and to trust us enough for tummy rubs. Not having any furry siblings here, Keena has had to learn how to be a happy and relaxed dog from us, but she seems to be progressing in leaps and bounds in the last few weeks. Her training is going well, and she heels nicely and knows sit, down, and come. We haven’t started working on stay yet! Neither of us can imagine our lives without this sweet, gentle girl. Anyone who can open their homes and hearts to one of the GA38 will have great joy, giving these wonderful dogs the loving home they so richly deserve.
I wanted to provide an update on lovely Leona....
It is hard to believe it has been shy of one month - Leona is already Family, no doubt about it. The last few weeks have been an adventure full of laughs and learning (mostly the human is learning!)
Leona has made new fur friends, and enjoyed connecting with old MAGSR friends at Arrowhead Shepherds where she takes her human on Saturdays. Whether in the woods, mountains or meadow, Leona is happiest in the great outdoors, as is her human, so we are two peas in a pod.
The biggest thank you to all those from MAGSR who showed Leona patience, compassion and love during her journey thus far. I’m so grateful we found eachorher. We look forward to staying in touch !
Leona & Nikki
We adopted Bria in September of 2009. She is a long haired, red and tan shepherd. Bria is beautiful, gentle, and very devoted. She is so good with people, especially our three young grandchildren. She has never been overly fond of our cat, but in all fairness, the cat does look like a squirrel! Bria is now almost 12 and totally deaf, but her buddy, our 10 year old lab tries to help her out. (She will run and get her for meals and to go outside!) Bria has back issues but continues to follow me around wherever I go. We can't thank MAGSR (And Nancy Stec) enough for allowing us to be her fur-ever family.
Luna (fks Milla) is living her best life. We have added a mini dachshund in the mix and Luna has come out of her shell. She has begun to play and has for the first time chased and retrieved a ball that was thrown. As some know the Georgia dogs were very scared of things being thrown around them so this was a huge moment. She made some big progress early and has taken some steps back but is currently doing things for the first time that is overwhelmingly amazing. She is an incredibly loved dog and is thriving.
Mochi (adopted August 2018) is doing wonderful! When he first adopted us, he was a little shy. Mochi graduated doggie school with flying colors. After 2 years, Mochi still knows the commands he was taught. At first, he was afraid of almost everything in the house, any noise loud or soft scared him. He would shut down and hide, but with time and patience, and a lot of love, he was able to overcome his fears. Today, if I run the vacuum, he just sits and watches me with a look that says “shut it off human”. Mochi loves people - he will give kisses after kisses if you sit on the floor with him. He loves to play and chase our kitten, Caly, around the house. Mochi is goofy and lovable and so much fun and loves walks. Our Mochi is one sweet and gentle boy. Thank you MAGSR for bring Mochi to us and for all the hard work and time you all do in rescuing these wonderful fur-babies. We can't imagine our lives without Mochi!!