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.
We wanted to give a update on our dog Heidi, formerly known as Jo Jo, who we adopted in April 2014. When we first adopted Heidi, she was very shy around people and canines alike but obedience classes and regular trips to the dog park helped her to adjust to her new surroundings. Heidi is a very affection girl and loves to play. Some of her favorite things include walks in the city, car rides, playing with her buddies at the dog park, string cheese, playing hide and seek and distracting her doggie friends to steal their toys. She has responded well to training, obeying basic commands and performing several tricks such as 'roll over' and 'high five'. This summer we took Heidi on the trip of her lifetime driving out to Jim's hometown in Northern Minnesota. Heidi was so excited to join us on this 3 day trek across part of the country. Once we finally arrived, she met her best friend Claire, a German shepherd rescue and new member of Jim's parents' family. Heidi and Claire played for a week straight running around together and swimming in the lake. Heidi realized that although shes a good swimmer, she wasn't a huge fan of the water. Luckily Claire was there to cheer her on and encourage her!
Heidi has brought a tremendous amount of joy to our lives. She is an amazing companion to Jim and I. We look forward to what our future holds with Heidi by our side. Without MAGSR we would not have met this wonderful bundle of love. Thank you to the wonderful people at MAGSR and all you do for these dogs amd their families
Jim, Cecilia and Heidi
It has been 4 years since I left for my new home with the Brown Family!! I figured it was about time to give you all an update on how it's going. These people let me sleep on the sofas and beds, give me tons of treats, lay with me tons, and let me go virtually everywhere with them. They even take me to the creek where I get put on the long leash and get to swim. My family calls me a "water horse"...whatever that means.
I even have cat brothers named Bandit and The Kitwin. They're pretty cool, especially when they chase me around the house. And there are these bird things that live in the backyard. My family calls them chickens. I love those things! They never wander to far from me and when I lay down, they like to huddle right next to my sides.
I'm happier than I have ever been. Having a family is great and my human mom promised me I'd never be hungry or roaming the streets again. I like that promise.
I realized it has almost been a year since I've given you an update on Baker! We have accomplished so much in 2013!
Baker earned his Canine Good Citizen, passed the ATTS Temperament Test, was herding instinct certified, became the 25th AKC Canine Partner to achieve the Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA) title and the 6th AKC Canine Partner (in the world) to achieve the Coursing Ability Excellent (CAX) Title! He became Certified Therapy Dog. We were interviewed by Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel. We have performed in 3 talent shows. We educated a Girl Scout Troop about dog training and care. Baker has been my training partner for 2 Ironman Triathlons and continues to be the best running partner. We are currently training for a half marathon. We also biked 100 miles on the C&O Canal last May. (I had a special dog trailer on the bike so he could ride if needed.) Oh, and we have started playing agility too!
I guess you could say we like to keep busy!
This year we are working on earning our Rally Obedience Novice title and still pursuing the Coursing Ability Excellent 2 (CAX2) title (only 9 more qualifying legs to go). We are also going to try Barn Hunt and K9 Nosework this year. Thank you again for letting me bring this dog "who be the person at the party with the lampshade on his head" into my life! We are having a blast and will continue to pursue fun dog sports!
Kate and Ingomar Di Mancini Torsione Pane CAX, CGC, TT (Baker)
I wanted to send an update with a lot of pictures on our Valor. He has grown so beautifully! He did a month of advanced obedience training and now has confidence to be off-leash at the dog beach in the summertime and in our 3 acre backyard. He is so sweet and loving and has changed our lives! His happiest days are the days my kids are not in school and he spends every minute with them. He gets along with all other dogs and he has just become the centerpoint to our family.
Thank you so much for making our family complete. Well, almost....we now want to reduce a GS puppy!!! Lol
Samantha, Elwood, Madelyn and Jacob