Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue!  

We are a non-profit rescue dedicated to German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes. If you are looking to add a new family member to your loving home in the Mid-Atlantic area, please visit the Adoption page.

We have dedicated 20 years to helping our dogs find homes with over 4,200 adoptions since 1999!

Help us make that number much higher:  Adopt, Foster, Donate, Volunteer.

MAGSR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, so your gifts are tax deductible.

If your employer matches charitable contributions please ask them for the form to send to MAGSR so you gift can be matched, effectively doubling your donation.
Gov't Donation Codes: Combined Federal Campaign: 99138, Maryland Charities Campaign: 52-2191320

URGENT NOTICE - Help needed for Hamara!


Meet Hamara

Sweet Hamara came to MAGSR after being adopted out from a local shelter and returned because she had a heart murmur. MAGSR immediately sent her to a cardiologist to have an Echo-cardiogram. The echo confirmed that Hamara has a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a common congenital birth defect in dogs and more so in females – German Shepherds are also predisposed to PDAs. At this time, her heart is enlarged and is the size of an 80 lb dog. Hamara will have surgery to correct the defect on March 31st and is expected to make a full recovery and live a long and happy life. However, she will not be available for adoption for at least 3 weeks after her surgery, as she will be on strict crate restriction during that time so she can fully recover, and then she can move on with the rest of her life.

Hamara’s diagnostics and surgery is quite expensive & will cost MAGSR over $6700. MAGSR will continue to fund her needs but could really use your help via donations to support the cost of her care and the care of other medical dogs in need.​

Please consider donating HERE

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In consideration of the current public health situation, we have postponed the April 25th Adopters Reunion and will have a new date posted soon.

MAGSR's Dog of the Month

Mack is MAGSR's Dog of the Month!
Please click to learn more about Mack


If you can offer a loving, temporary home to one of these great dogs, please submit a Foster Application today! The FOSTER ME! tag identifies the dogs in need of a foster home

MAGSR Males Available for adoption

MAGSR Females Available for adoption