Alice and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Alice was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter. Although she waited patiently for her family to come and claim her, no one came up to bring her home. Due to unprecedented issues with overcrowding, the shelter staff knew that Alice would need rescue support to make it out alive. When asked if we could help Alice find a safe and loving forever home, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.
Alice is a friendly and loving girl. She does well with humans and people. As an adult dog who must have had some socialization, Alice is stable and confident in her personality. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about Alice's past so in many ways she is starting fresh with her new family. This lovely lady will thrive in an environment where she has structure, routine, and leadership. Training will also go a long way with Alice as it will not only help her bond to her new family but it will also help her further develop into a good canine citizen. Unfortunately, we have learned that Alice is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if Alice had been provided with monthly preventatives. We have already started treatment and Alice is doing well. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive but this sweet girl is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Alice's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Alice will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, she will be back up to full speed soon. Alice is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the love, safety, and structure that she so clearly deserves. If she sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.
Anna and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Anna and her siblings, Jodie and Teddy Bear, were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for these dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Knowing we could provide this family with the life and love they deserve, MAGSR welcomed them to the family.
Anna is a sweet little lady but she is extremely timid. Somewhat hand-shy and avoidant, Anna does well with a patient but confident handler who will give her time to trust. Once comfortable and with time to decompress, she will warm up for love and attention. Due to the condition in which she arrived, Anna has needed a little extra TLC. She arrived sick with an URI, severe ear infection, and dirty from lack of care. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Anna get the relief she needed. We are continuing to work with them to make sure that Anna has everything she needs as she moves forward. With time, patience, and a little support, Anna is making steady progress. Anna will thrive in a household that will provide structure, routine, and patience. Due to her history, she will likely benefit from a calm and confident household.
Unfortunately, we have discovered that Anna is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had she been provided monthly heartworm preventatives. We have already begun Anna's treatment. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this lovely girl is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Jodie's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Anna will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, this will give her time to adjust to her new environment and meet with success in her forever home. Anna is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the structure, patience, and love that she so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?
Apollo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Apollo's owner loved him greatly but struggled to keep him safe and in the household. As a result, Apollo spent too much time wandering about the neighborhood and checking in with the neighbors. Unfortunately, this resulted in too many trips to animal control. Due to his frequent visits, Animal Control decided that Apollo would be safer if he moved forward with a new family.
Apollo is a big, sweet guy. Although it is clear that he has not had a lot of structure prior to his arrival, he is a quick learner and seems to prefer a calm yet confident handler. Apollo has lived with a couple of cats and has done well with them. He seems unaffected by their presence and is calm with them around. Having met a variety of dogs in his travels, Apollo has made it clear that he can live peacefully with another dog. However, he is not a big fan of high-energy dogs who get in his face. We can't blame him for setting his boundaries. Apollo is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the guidance and routine that will help him thrive. He will benefit greatly from training with his new family. This will not only help him bond to his new family but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. If your household is looking for a big, laid back guy, ask to meet Apollo today!
Briscoe and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet Briscoe was trapped on the streets of a busy city along with his little family. When he first arrived at the shelter, he was quiet and shut down. There was simply so much going on around him and so many new people and sounds. Staff members did notice that although Briscoe was unsure he was beyond sweet. Once given a little time to adjust, Briscoe's calm and collected personality quickly emerged. Although Briscoe's puppies quickly found homes, he was left behind waiting for his turn to find a forever home. Recognizing that Briscoe deserved a loving home of his very own, we welcomed this boy into the MAGSR family.
Both stable and affectionate, Briscoe's sweet eyes win everyone over. He has done well with people and children. It is hard not to fall for this guy. We have learned that Briscoe is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. MAGSR has begun his heartworm treatment and Briscoe is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Briscoe is clearly worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Briscoe's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Briscoe will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a stable, loving guy, please ask to meet Briscoe today.
Crimson and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Crimson was a stray who fortunately got picked up by a good samaritan and brought to a shelter. Once there, she waited patiently for a family of her very own. Unfortunately, no one came for Crimson. When contacted by another rescue to bring Crimson in, MAGSR stepped up.
Crimson is a beautiful and intelligent girl. She gains confidence from a calm and stable handler. Crimson, like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help her develop into a good canine citizen. At the same time training will also help Crimson bond to her new family. As Crimson is new to the rescue, we are still getting to know her. Please stay tuned for more updates.Update:
Lovely Crimson arrived in MAGSR’s care with some medical concerns that warranted immediate support. Unsure what was causing continuous gastro-intestinal issues, MAGSR was fortunate to have Crimson's primary vet and internal medicine specialist collaborate to determine best practices to meet her specific medical needs. This process has taken several months as Crimson's amazing team worked through options, medications, dietary changes, and procedures.
It has been determined that Crimson has megacolon, which can be best described as chronic constipation. As her colon is unable to efficiently remove the waste from her body, Crimson suffers from involuntary bowel movements. This can be uncomfortable as Crimson's bowel movements are directly linked to when her colon is overfull which forces the excess waste to overflow in order to release the pressure on her colon. If not kept clean, Crimson's back-end can become inflamed. Although she is able to produce some formed stool, Crimson does have residual leakage. She does have full control over her bladder and is able to wait to urinate until outside. In order to provide Crimson with some relief, she is on a prescription food with medication that is administered three times a day. Although this has reduced her symptoms a bit, unfortunately, this is not a cure all for Crimson's condition.
Looking for all possible solutions for this sweet girl, MAGSR began working with surgical specialists to see if Crimson was a potential candidate. The hope was to provide her with a surgical option that would bypass her colon. Unfortunately, after meeting with specialists, they determined that due to the loss of muscle control in her backend a surgical option would not be successful. Crimson will always be a dog with medical needs.
Crimson is looking for a very special forever family. This exceptional household will need to administer Crimson's medication three times a day, provide daily cleaning of her back-end for sanitary purposes, and bathe her at least two times a week. Due to her specific medical needs, it is recommended that Crimson's household be carpet free or that she be contained to a few rooms that lack carpet as she is simply unable to control her bowel movements and will have accidents. Ideally, Crimson is looking for a safe and loving home that can provide her with attention, affection, and a supply of comfortable blankets to lay on that can be easily laundered.
Crimson is a happy and loving dog. Her unique condition is not painful as long as she is provided with adequate care and kept clean. This lovely lady clearly loves life and is desperate for a family to call her very own. A big fan of people, the outside, and snow, Crimson's adorable personality quickly wins over everyone around her. As she is all about being the apple of your eye, Crimson would be most successful in a household where she can be the only dog. If your household is ready to love and support this sweet girl, please ask to meet her today.
Faith and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Faith's family abandoned her when they moved to a new home. The new family that moved in immediately tried to scare her off the property. Although Faith would leave during the days, she would faithfully return home each night looking for her family. The new homeowners were not kind to her. They threw things at her and refused to get her help. After a year and a half of repeated abuse, an amazing group of rescuers heard about Faith's situation. Immediately putting together a plan of action, they trapped Faith and brought her to safety. Recognizing that Faith deserved the opportunity to live a life of love and kindness, a rescue plea went out. MAGSR heard Faith's story and immediately stepped forward.
Although it is obvious that Faith has endured pain at the hands of people, she remains a sweet and loving girl. As is expected given her past, Faith will need a household that is willing to go slow and give her a chance to adjust to new people and new situations. Once able to trust her people, Faith greets you with tail wags and gentle kisses. Crate trained and housebroken, Faith does remember what it is like to live in a household; however, as is true of all dogs, she will need to further brush up on her skills. Living with other shepherds, kids, and cats, Faith is adjusting well to pack life but is not yet ready to relax completely. With patience, structure, routine, and training, Faith will develop the confidence she needs to be a good canine citizen.
Faith is looking for a patient yet confident household that will help her continue to move forward. Could that be with you?
Fred and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Handsome Fred was confiscated due to cruelty and neglect. Due to court proceedings, this good looking guy waited for several months at a local shelter waiting for his chance at finding a family that would love and care for him for a lifetime. Once given the green light to move forward, shelter staff felt that Fred would have his best chance at finding his forever home through a rescue. When asked if we could help Fred find the perfect forever family, we immediately stepped forward.
Fred is a very handsome guy who was clearly not cared for early in life. Undersocialized with people, he will require time and patience to adjust to new people and situations. Fred prefers a calm, slow handler at first as he gets his bearings. However, given time, structure, and leadership, he does begin to open up. As a young dog, Fred will thrive with routine. He will benefit greatly from training as this will not only help him bond to his forever family, but it will also help him develop the stability and confidence that all dogs need. Fred is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the love and safety he so clearly deserves. If your household sounds like the right match for Fred, ask to meet this boy today.
Jodie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Jodie and her siblings, Anna and Teddy Bear, were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for these dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Knowing we could provide this family with the life and love they deserve, MAGSR welcomed them to the family.
Jodie is a sweet little lady but she is timid. Somewhat hand-shy, Jodie does well with a patient handler who will give her time to trust. Once comfortable, she warms up for love and attention. A big fan of kisses, Jodie is affectionate and cuddly with her people. Due to the condition in which she arrived, Jodie has needed a little extra TLC. She arrived sick with an URI and dirty from lack of care. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Jodie get the relief she needed. With time, patience, and a little support, Jodie is making steady progress. Jodie will thrive in a household that will provide structure, routine, and patience. Unfortunately, we have discovered that Jodie is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had she been provided monthly heartworm preventatives. We have already begun Jodie's treatment. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this lovely girl is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Jodie's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Jodie will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, this will give her time to adjust to her new environment and meet with success in her forever home. Jodie is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the structure, patience, and love that she so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?
Junior and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Junior and his siblings were part of an accidental litter. His family loved him greatly and took good care of him and his siblings. However, as the puppies grew older, it became difficult to take care of so many dogs. Recognizing that Junior and his siblings would be better able to receive the care and attention they deserved if they were rehomed, Junior's owner made the difficult decision to surrender the group of siblings to MAGSR. We promised that we would find each member of the family safe and loving forever homes.
Junior is a love. He was well socialized in his home with kids and other dogs. However, his family struggled to find time to socialize him in the community. As a result, Junior can be a little timid with new people and in new places. Given time, patience, and guidance, Junior will develop the confidence he needs outside of the household. Just like any young dog, Junior will thrive with structure, routine and training. Training will help him to not only bond with his new family but also develop into the stable adult we know he is destined to be. If Junior sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet him today.
Junior is a sweetheart that loves to be close to his human. He is crate trained, housebroken and working on obedience. He walks amazingly on a leash and would be a great walking companion with just a couple little tweaks. Junior loves kids. His favorite human in the house is the foster's daughter and her friends. If you are looking for a loving family dog, this is your guy. As you can see from his picture, he is just hanging out waiting for his forever home.
If you are looking for a sweet loving family dog then Junior is the one. He loves all people and would welcome living in a home with another dog. At his foster's he keeps the dad company during the day by laying at his feet under his desk while he works. He loves snuggling, going for walks and helping his foster mom take care of the goats and chickens in the mornings. Junior is still not sure why the chickens need to follow him around on his walks :). Junior has come a long way in his obedience, he will sit for his leash to be attached, he goes in the down position and walks nicely on the leash. Since he is such a social butterfly, he does get excited when he sees other dogs but he is learning he needs to remain calm. Junior is only a year old, so he would love to go running, long walks, playtime and of course snuggling with his human.. If he sounds like a fit, set up a meet and greet with this sweet boy.
Lacy and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lacy was surrendered to us due to a baby on the way and there would be no room for Lacy. It is obvious she was not well cared for as she came to us obese, weighing 107 lbs. and should only weigh around 70 lbs. She also came to us with a skin infection and some fur loss, which our vet feels is caused by lack of care and poor quality food. She is being treated for the skin infection, put on a diet, good quality food, along with exercise that she obviously did not get in her last home. She is settling into her foster home and dealing with the changes of her new life. She is confused with some whining, but that is expected with the changes. She is very sweet and friendly with everyone she has met.
Lacy is doing really well in her foster home. She's working on getting exercise to drop some weight so she can be more comfortable, she's being a fed a food that should help her skin and her lose weight, and her skin is clearing up some with antibiotics from MAGSR's vet. On her walks, Lacy will react a little to cars on her walks, and a squirrel here and there. Lacy does great in the house and prefers she have the house and her humans all to herself so she gets all the attention. Lacy is very sweet and is waiting to meet you.
Lacy has been doing really well in her foster home. Lacy is such a sweet girl. Lacy does not like thunderstorms. Lacy does fairly good in the crate and she lets her humans know when she needs to go outside. Lacy is somewhat protective of her food. Lacy is very alert and will let her humans know when she hears a noise outside. When on walks, Lacy has a few triggers and reacts to passing bicycles, some cars, and she's always on squirrel alert - otherwise, Lacy is great to walk and loves going. Lacy likes to sleep on doggie beds and couches and she will sleep most of the day. Lacy has some interest in playing with balls now & then. If this laid back girl sounds like she could be a good fit for your home, ask to meet Lacy.
Lacy has really come out of her shell in her foster home, where she lives with no kids, dogs or cats and is the center of her human’s attention. She has a sweet, laid back temperament and is very intelligent, clever and mischievous. She loves playing soccer, and she spends a lot of the day keeping watch for lizards, bugs, squirrels and other creatures in the yard. And she's a professional napper. Lacy likes to cuddle, though usually won't do so voluntarily. Lacy has come so far in her weight loss journey with a food cut and daily exercise, and while we don't have an exact number yet, she looks to be close to a healthy weight. She's more agile and mobile when walking and playing. Lacy is fully housebroken and has an understanding of basic commands,
but her forever owners will need to work on reinforcing those with her. Lacy has a few triggers that need some work, including squirrels, foxes, deer, rabbits, other small animals including small dogs, bikes (!), thunder, fireworks, and some beeping sounds such as delivery trucks. Lacy likes car rides but she has exhibited some anxiety in the car. Lacy will alert if there is someone on the property, but she has never shown aggression towards a person, including on walks--unless, of course, they're on a bike. If you're looking for a sweet, laid back girl who can be the center of attention in your home, Lacy might be perfect for you.
Lola and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Lola was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to animal control. As is common with shepherds, she struggled at the shelter and needed out as soon as possible. Recognizing that Lola would have her best chance at finding the right forever home with a rescue, shelter staff put out a plea for Lola. MAGSR answered that call.
Lola is an energetic, intelligent, and gorgeous pup. Curious and friendly with people, Lola is social. However, like many young dogs, Lola has not had the routine and structure that all GSDs crave. As a result, she will benefit greatly from training. Not only will this help Lola bond to her forever family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Fortunately, Lola's foster family has already begun this process and she is rising to the challenge. Lola enjoys the company of other dogs. She would be most successful with stable canine companions. Ready to put her past behind her, Lola is ready for her forever family. Could that be with you
Mazie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Mazie and Sadie were well-loved members of their family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of their control, the girls' family needed to find them a new home. MAGSR was honored to step-up and provide Mazie and Sadie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls.
Mazie is a special girl. Her family welcomed her home after a breeder considered putting her down after being born with a congenital defect. Although Mazie required a little extra time and support, she was welcomed home to a family that taught her how to walk, play, and interact just like any other dog. Mazie is a little confused by all of the changes in her life. As a result, she needs a little extra time to warm up to new people. However, when provided with leadership and guidance, Mazie warms up to new people and leans in for affection.
If Mazie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Mazie is doing incredibly well in her foster home and has made a lot of progress. In that time we have found she does great with bath, blow dry and nail trim. Mazie is not food aggressive, nor is she food motivated but will be enticed with a high value treat such as chicken nugget. She is on a routine and happy to go outside to potty every 4 hours and does well in her crate.
She is on medication to help her with her bladder which she will have an occasional over excited dribble. When at home she likes to play with stuffed toys, balls, and chew on bully stick. The recent snow accumulations have shown her love of snow and frolicking in it. Exuberantly wants to play with other dogs, teaching/training to play easy, calm and when needed leave it. She will happily go for a car ride with you and give kisses. Mazie will howl when she hears firetrucks or sirens. She is working on sit, stay, off and with me and continued training will allow her to thrive. Ask to meet Mazie today!
Mazie is currently in board and training for 2 weeks and working on her reaction to some dogs and as well as obedience. She does well with small dogs but sometimes does not realize her size. She walks well on the leash and loves to be with her person. She enjoys going for car rides, giving kisses and playing with stuffed toys but should be durable as she will rip them apart. She does well with kids and adults. She is mostly housebroken with limited accidents due to her medical condition. She will sit pretty for a peanut butter treat. If you're looking for an all weather type of girl she will gladly walk/run through rain, snow, sleet and does not mind thunderstorms. Luckily she also is very good with getting baths,grooming and being wiped down, for those extra muddy sessions : ).Does Mazie sound like the dog for you?!
Miss Jackie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Miss Jackie and her housemate, Mr. Jack, were used for puppies. Their lives have been filled with little care, comfort, or kindness. When their owner decided that it was time for them to move on, their future options were very limited. Fortunately, another rescue heard about their situation and reached out to MAGSR for help.
Although we knew that both would need some additional love and attention, we also knew they deserved kindness and compassion. Miss Jackie is friendly, interactive, and goofy. She seeks out attention from everyone around and is a bit of a social butterfly. Fortunately, Miss Jackie has found a loving foster home that is helping her move forward. Although Miss Jackie is an incredible lady, we have learned that she is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been properly cared for and provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Miss Jackie has already begun her heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Jackie's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Miss Jackie is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Miss Jackie's care. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Miss Jackie will need to take it slow over the next few months, she will be back to full strength once her treatment is finished. If Miss Jackie sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update: Miss Jackie is a very sweet girl. She seems to love all humans and loves attention. She is a laid back, easy going dog. She loves going for long walks. She likes playing with certain toys. She is housebroken and crate trained. Miss Jackie prefers male dogs over females, she can be quite reactive to female dogs, however with her fosters working with her she is doing better. She will get along with male dogs, but when she wants her own space she'll react. I think it's safe to say Miss Jackie likes being the boss and if she had her choice she would like to be the only dog in the house.
Odetta and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Odetta is a survivor. She was found living on the streets of a large city protecting three fluffy puppies. Recognizing that they needed help, animal control was called to help Odetta's little family find safety. They were brought to a shelter where the staff quickly recognized that this little family would have their best chance if they were transferred to a rescue. Odetta's puppies, Benceti, Pavys, and Thorson, have found loving homes; however, Odetta has needed additional support adjusting to her new life.
An intelligent girl who is also a problem solver, Odetta thinks through situations well and loves to work her way through specialized toys for treats. Although Odetta has some clear strengths, she did not have positive socialization with people prior to her arrival at the shelter. As a result she is very fearful and uncomfortable around people. At this time she is a high flight risk and will require training, patience, and structure in order to learn that people are safe and will attend to her needs. Although our volunteers are working very hard to help Odetta adjust to her new life, this is a slow process.
When Odetta is ready for her forever home, she will be best suited for a family that has experience with fearful dogs. A quiet home without children would give Odetta the opportunity to adjust slowly. Odetta does seem comforted by other dogs and enjoys their company. Her anxiety level drops significantly when another stable dog is present. Although another dog in the home is not required, Odetta may benefit from the confidence that a second stable dog would bring.
Please watch for updates as Odetta further develops her socialization skills.
Otis and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Otis and his brother were found as strays on a road in Afghanistan by US troops who took them in. Although their bodies told a story of a difficult upbringing, Otis and his brother are extremely affectionate and even tempered. Recognizing that the dogs would not survive if left behind, several service members coordinated and arranged for transport of both dogs back to the United States. Although this was no small feat, Otis and his brother arrived ready for their long awaited and much deserved forever homes.
Otis recently joined the MAGSR family as it was felt that he would have his best chance at finding the perfect forever home through a rescue. This sweet, playful guy is a complete ham. He is a huge fan of attention and belly rubs. We have yet to meet anyone that Otis doesn't like. His social personality brings smiles to everyone around him. Although Otis is good with other dogs, he does need a home where he is the only dog or a home with female dogs. Otis, like all dogs, will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Training will go a long way with Otis as it will not only help him bond to his new family, but it will also help him become the good canine citizen we know he is destined to be. This sweet, resilient boy is looking for a loving forever family that will care for him for a lifetime. Could that family be you?
Pricilla and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Description: Elvis and Priscilla were abandoned by their family. Fortunately, when a good Samaritan found them, they moved quickly to get them help. Elvis and Priscilla were brought to a local shelter where staff immediately began addressing their needs. Underweight, under-socialized, and lacking vetting care, shelter staff recognized that Elvis and Priscilla would need some extra support to move forward. When contacted to see if we could help them find their forever home, MAGSR was happy to step up. After several months in foster together and a trial separation it was determined that Elvis and Pricilla are not a true bonded pair as they do not appropriately care and nurture each other's needs. In their best interest, MAGSR decided to separate them in order to find them the best permanent home possible for them to continue to grow and develop into beloved family pets.
It is highly evident that Pricilla was not treated kindly by a male in the past as she is very fearful and nervous of men. She will require a lot of time to build trust of any males in the household and bonds very quickly with a female handler. She will need someone with experience to help build her confidence and earn her trust. She lacks appropriate social and behavioral skills towards both people and dogs but is not aggressive. Once she trusts you she is your quintessential velcro shepherd and will follow you everywhere. She is weary of new people and will avoid them at all costs or will anxiously pace if she sees someone from a distance in the yard. She would not do well in a city environment or in a busy household with kids running around. She needs individualized attention and training to address her needs. Pricilla is housebroken and crate trained. She knows: sit, down, come and no. She enjoys going for car rides and will lay down in the back for a quick snooze. She LOVES all things that squeak to include balls, stuffed toys, rubber chickens etc. Once you have Pricilla's trust she will greet you with tail wags, kisses, and want to curl up by your feet or next to you on the couch. She has a sweet and inquisitive personality that is hard to resist. Training will go a long way in helping Pricilla build confidence and overcome her fears and anxieties. Patience is key with this girl and you will have a loving and loyal companion.
Ralph and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Ralph is a big, handsome, social guy. He likes dogs of varied sizes and has clearly been well socialized. As Ralph is still very young, it is critical that his forever family continue to socialize him appropriately. This will help him develop into a stable dog. As a playful guy, Ralph is looking for an active household that will exercise both his mind and his body on a daily basis. As we do not know anything about Ralph's past, in many ways he is a clean slate. He will benefit from structure, routine, and leadership. Ralph's family will need to make sure that he gets into training early. This will help Ralph bond to his forever family; it will also help him develop the skills and confidence he will need to become a good canine citizen.
Unfortunately, we have learned that Ralph is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been provided with monthly heartworm prevention. MAGSR is beginning Ralph's heartworm treatment. Although treatment is expensive, sweet Ralph is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Ralph's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Ralph will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished.
If Ralph sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet this boy today.
Russia and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet and sophisticated Russia was picked up by animal control in the south. Although Russia had been adopted out years earlier, it was highly evident that he had not been well cared for over the last few years. Thin, infested with fleas, and lacking basic care, this gentleman was in need of help and fast. Fortunately, the shelter began addressing his needs while they waited out his stray hold and began looking for rescue support. When no one came to claim Russia, MAGSR stepped in.
Although Russia had clearly been neglected this handsome gentleman is a loving and gentle soul. His easy-going mannerisms and affectionate attitude make him the ideal dog for many households. Russia already knows a few commands such as sit and paw. He loves to greet everyone and has no problem being the center of attention. Although Russia did have a family at one point, we do not yet know if he is housebroken or crate trained. We do know he rides in the car beautifully and is a gentleman on leash. As Russia's needs were clearly neglected, he is now getting the vetting he needs to move forward. Unfortunately, Russia did test heartworm positive. This diagnosis would have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Russia has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Russia is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Russia's treatment and care. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Russia will need some time to heal over the next few months, this sweet guy will be back to full strength when his treatments are completed. If your household is looking for a handsome and sophisticated gentleman, please ask to meet Russia today.Update:
Russia has been in a foster home almost a week and he is settling in and I get to see more of his sweet personality each day. First thing anyone should know about him is that he loves nothing more than human love and attention. He is a resilient boy, considering that humans in his past treated him poorly. He just wants to be a velcro dog for someone. Even though he arrived underweight and loving food, from day 1 he would leave his food bowl to find me if I left the room. He compensates for my absence by bringing mouthfuls of food to me so he can eat in the same room.
He is still skittish and cowers with fast movement or loud noise which is remnants of his past experiences that we are making progress with. Russia was placed on short term steroid and it a helping him be more comfortable/less itchy and requires more frequent trips outside for potty breaks. He has obviously been suffering for a long time and is missing fur. He is heartworm positive and MAGSR is paying for his treatment. His first week here was filled with vet visits, x-rays, a bath (quite possibly his first in a looong time), and blood draws. Through it all he has loved up on the vet and vet techs and they think he is the best dog ever. That’s huge progress for a dog scared into cowering on the floor or running away when the TV turns on. It is clear he has had very little experience with indoor life but just as we mentioned before he is resilient and adapting to the wonderful life as a beloved family member. His soulful eyes just tug at your heart, Russia is patiently waiting for that special someone to shower him with all the love and attention he deserves.
Don't let his age fool you, this pup has a lot more energy than first thought. As his health improves, so does his activity level. He bounces like a puppy when happy, throws and chases his stuffy, and jogs around the house when the mood strikes. He also has a touch of mischief hiding in him. I think he would make someone a great walking partner -- even speedwalker partner. We can't officially check that yet since he is still dealing with heartworms and has activity limitations but he shows every sign of being an energetic dog.
His fur is doing much better and although he will never get back some of his coat, he is furry again overall. He is also gaining confidence and doesn't run away all the way now. He barks at "intruders" and runs behind me to only come out and repeat the cycle. He is much more tolerant of hands moving around and rarely cowers now.
He is also 90% house trained which is a vast improvement. He still piddels if very scared and he has had an accident when I broke routine and didn't head straight for the door first thing in the morning. I think he knows that he needs to go outside for the bathroom but doesn't yet understand that this means he isn't supposed to go inside, if that makes any sense. He sleeps nicely in the crate by my bed all night. If put in the crate during the day he whines and barks but doesn't chew or paw at the crate.
Oh, and he sings! watch the video
Freedom!!! Well, sort of...
Russia has finished his strict kennel rest during heartworm treatment and is being allowed out for some walks and play. He is acting like a child who has been let out for school's summer vacation and can't get enough fun! He definitely needs some refresher training on how to walk nicely on a leash, but that is to be expected considering the last few months of strict rest.
After a short bout of play with toys, or a romp in the yard, or a play fight with the other dog, it is time for some front porch sittin'. Now, if you are wondering what the difference is between sitting and sittin' you have to remember his southern upbringing. He likes to sit on the front porch (never the back), watch the world go by, chat with neighbors, and call out the young pups who dare come near his lawn.
"In my day we knew how to bark correctly. Now a days these young pups cannot be bothered to send a pee-mail. What is this pee-tweet anyway?! In my day..." Yes, Russia, we know. Take it easy, I'm in the middle of writing something.
Sittin' with his favorite drink (cool water if you please) he gets in his favorite spot, right up against the door in the shade, and will stay there until forced to come inside because it is time for food or it is getting too hot.
He would really like a home of his own so he doesn't have to keep dealing with sharing a human with another dog. "That young pup needs to know his place in this pack! Biting my tail and taunting me..." Yes, Russia.
As you can tell he likes to say his piece so I wouldn't recommend a townhome or an apartment building where dogs are not well-loved. However, while he has his curmudgeonly moments, he really does have the playfulness of a much younger dog and loves human companionship. He's looking for a family or person who can spend some time giving him a good scratch, some great treats, and hopefully, a front porch. He's the perfect blend of active dog who doesn't need a lot of exercise and relaxing porch (or couch) companion. Will you please open your home?
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Sally and her Cars Puppies were rescued in the south by another group. As they wanted to do right by this lovely family, they began reaching out to other groups who would be able to support the family until they were ready to find forever homes of their own. When asked to welcome this family into the MAGSR family, we immediately said yes.
Sally was a known homeless dog in the community in which she lived. She often visited members of the community and was friendly and gentle. When Sally became pregnant, a community member began working with a rescue group to trap Sally and her family. It took some time; however, they met with success and Sally and her babies were ready to move forward to lives of comfort and safety. Sally is an incredible mommy. She has done a wonderful job caring for her 10 babies. However, she now deserves a family of her very own that will love and care for her with the same kindness she has shown her babies. In many ways Sally is still a baby herself. She will thrive in an environment that provides her with the structure, routine, and guidance that all dogs crave. Training will be key to Sally's success as it will not only help her bond with her new family, but it will also help her develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to be. If this lovely girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.
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Handsome Smokey was surrendered to a shelter as his family felt they could not handle him properly. Recognizing that Smokey would have his best chance if placed through a rescue, the shelter reached out to MAGSR for support. We were happy to help this sweet guy out. As a goofy, young, and energetic guy, Smokey is looking for a family that will exercise his body and his mind on a regular basis. Young dogs need opportunities to learn and grow. When provided with structure, routine, and leadership, Smokey will rise to the challenge. At this time, Smokey is still learning his manners. It is clear that he has not been given boundaries prior to his arrival. Our volunteers will be working with Smokey to develop his manners. Smokey would meet with greatest success in an experienced household that can help him move forward. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet this boy today.Update:
Smokey, the three legged wonder dog, is settling in wonderfully to his foster home. He is very affectionate, loving to cuddle and play with his people. A very handsome boy, his coat is silky soft and beautiful. He has a young playful temperament and is learning how to play with toys. He is very friendly with people, although he can be rather mouthy which we are working on. Because of this, he probably isn't a good fit for a home with young children. He is good with other medium to large dogs but does need some support learning doggy manners. He is making great progress learning basic commands and how to walk nicely on leash. He's getting plenty of exercise and is getting stronger every day. He needs to get routine walks to help him build up his back leg strength. He is a typical teenager and needs structure and leadership from his people to be his best self. Reach out if you are looking for a young playful cuddle bug for your home!
Smokey is the life of the party with people. He hasn't met a person he doesn't like. He has really come out of his shell and has settled into our routine wonderfully. He's picking up commands well, does well in a crate, generally does well on leash, has shown no destructive tendencies, and loves a long car ride. His three legs means he can't take long hikes, but he gets around the house with no problems and enjoys walks around our neighborhood. Our favorite thing about him is his LOVE for chasing our shadow at night when the lights come on outside. It's impossible to get a good video of, so you'll have to take our word that it is the cutest thing in the world! Looking for a cuddle bug who will always be up to play? Ask about Smokey!
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Beautiful Stella was found on the streets of a big, busy city. She was taken to a shelter with the hopes that her family would come and claim her. Unfortunately, no one came to get this lovely girl. Shelters have been quickly reaching capacity over the last few months and this shelter found itself in the same situation. Although they tried to help Stella find a loving forever home, shelter staff recognized that Stella would be more successful if she was transferred to a breed specific rescue. When we heard of Stella's need, MAGSR welcomed her to the family.
Stella is a gorgeous, playful girl. She can be timid and a little shy when first meeting new people. However, given time and patience, Stella's lovely personality will shine. Having participated in doggy play groups at the shelter, Stella enjoys the company of other dogs and has participated in many doggy play sessions. However, as is true of most dogs when she is tired, she will let the other dogs know she needs a break. As a young girl, Stella will benefit from continued socialization with people, other animals, and in a variety of environments. This will help her develop into a stable adult. Training will also be very important for Stella as it will help her bond with her new family as well as develop the skills needed to become a confident dog.
Unfortunately, we have learned that Stella is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been provided with monthly preventatives. Stella's heartworm treatment has already begun and she is doing very well. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this gorgeous girl is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Stella's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Stella will need to take it slow over the next few months, she will be back to full strength soon. Stella is looking for a loving forever home that will commit to her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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*Update* Tasha’s fosters are thrilled that this precious girl is heartworm free! She is looking for a forever home where she can enjoy company most of the day with hugs and head-to-head snuggling. She’s a low to moderate energy GSD and is gentle in all ways. While she has not shown much interest in other dogs, her fosters continue to work on her socialization skills. She enjoys walks that give her opportunities to sniff and stroll and is not affected at all by other passing dogs. Training also continues as we all work together on basic commands.
Tasha is a survivor. After being horribly neglected, she was dumped at a vet with her two pups where the entire family was to be euthanized. Fortunately, another rescue learned of this little family's plight and was able to save them in time. Tasha's puppies were able to find families quickly. However, Tasha needed some additional care as her body had endured significant neglect.
With the help of another rescue, Tasha was nursed back to health. She received the medical care and kindness that this beautiful girl so clearly deserved. Although Tasha has experienced cruelty at the hands of people, she remains loving and attentive. She enjoys the comforts of a soft bed and head rubs. Although we are still learning about this lovely girl, she amazes us with her sweet temperament. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Tasha has made significant progress since her arrival at MAGSR. She is affectionate with her people and has learned to enjoy toys and treats. A big fan of snuggles, Tasha is more than happy to bury her head in your lap just to get some extra love. Although playful, Tasha is not a high energy dog. She enjoys play time and outings but is also content to hang out with her people. As is typical of most GSDs, once comfortable, Tasha will protect her household and property. Not all shepherds want to socialize with people outside of their immediate family. Although Tasha is a friendly girl and does well out and about, she may do best being put away when visitors come to the house. Training will go a long way with Tasha as it will teach her to look to the handler for direction and leadership. Tasha is looking for a family that will commit to her for a lifetime. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.
Tasha is a sweet girl who immediately wanted to be with her new foster parents. When we are in different parts of the house, she often plops downs at the vantage point allowing her to keep tabs on both of us. Of course she may just be afraid of missing a meal! But “head cuddles” are very satisfying to both parties. She is fine being crated at night as long as we leave a light on, but would probably be happier as close as possible to her people. Her walks throughout the day sometimes lets her meet new people—passing trucks and exuberant dogs, not so fun.
Walking on a lead is coming along nicely. Tasha is also still learning what she needs to know to be a polite, safe member of the household. She is low energy now, but as she gets healthier I’m sure she will find the happier, more active Tasha inside.
Tasha shows her sweet, gentle personality even in adversity, such as when she’s had a tough vet appointment. She has been a lovely roommate, and is starting to sit before being invited outside or getting her food and she comes when she is called. Tasha seems very happy to meet people, but due to heartworm restrictions on activities, we have not yet tried to socialize her with other dogs, cats, or babies. Though the heart worm treatment has meant she is to stay calm and quiet, it seems fine with her. Tasha has finished her heartworm treatment and we are getting back into walks although, keeping them short and slow for now. Tasha has not expressed any interest in toys, but she likes to keep track of her foster parents. She is easy to walk on a leash, and seems ok to be crated at night, especially now that she knows our schedule and can count on us to let her out in the morning. She’s a beautiful, darling girl.
Update: Tasha is still waiting for her forever home - are you looking for a sweet, loving companion? Tasha loves to go for walks, snuggle with her humans. She is very laid back and a gentle soul. Tasha also has a lot of grace. When she first came to stay with us she showed us that she knows how to untangle her legs from the leash with ease. Her fosters have not seen her swim but the second she steps into a creek she lies down with a look of pure bliss like she is getting a spa treatment. Oh, and she took it upon herself to eradicate the Brood X cicadas (I think she did it!) From reading her bio, you will see she came from a life of neglect. She has shown perseverance and she would love to be adopted and live out her life with a family that is hers. If you are looking for a low key, sweet loving girl to take on long walks and shadow you in the yard while you work then please reach out so you can meet her.
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Teddy Bear and his siblings, Anna and Jodie, were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for these dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Knowing we could provide this family with the life and love they deserve, MAGSR welcomed them to the family.
Teddy Bear is sweet but timid. He warms up for love and attention with a little patience. A big fan of kisses, this guy loves to come over for cuddles once comfortable. Due to the condition in which he arrived, sweet Teddy Bear needed to be shaved as his fur was so matted and dirty that it had caused a skin infection. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Teddy Bear get the relief he needed. With some regular baths, medication, consistent grooming, Teddy Bear is slowly healing. His lovely fur will grow back and he will once again have a magnificent coat. Unfortunately, we have also discovered that Teddy Bear is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided monthly heartworm preventatives. We have already begun Teddy Bear's treatment. The cost of Teddy Bear's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this guy is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Teddy Bear's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Teddy Bear will need to take it slow over the next few months while he undergoes treatment, this will give him time to adjust to his new environment and meet with success in his forever home. Teddy Bear is looking for a forever family that will provide him with the structure, patience, and love that he so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?
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Theo was a stray who found his way to a shelter where it was very clear that he needed immediate medical attention. A portion of Theo's tail had been degloved and he required significant medical support. Recognizing that Theo's condition would require surgical intervention, the shelter staff worked with local groups to get Theo the help he needed. In order to help Theo survive, a portion of his tail was amputated. With his medical needs addressed, Theo is ready to move forward and begin his journey with a new family. Theo is a big, ball-driven boy. He is good with other dogs but prefers proper introductions. We appreciate that he thinks the use of manners is best when saying hi to new dogs and people. As is true of all shepherds, Theo will meet with success in a household where he has structure and leadership. Training will also go a long way with this handsome guy. Although we are still getting to know Theo, we will provide updates soon. If Theo sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today.
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Cutie little Toby did not have an easy start in life. He was mistreated by his owner and then abandoned in the south. Fortunately, another rescue heard about Toby's plight and started putting plans in place to help him. Although they were able to start moving him forward, unfortunately, Toby was not able to move into the safety of a rescue before he was attacked by another dog. Medical support was secured quickly and Toby was moved into MAGSR's care.
For such a young guy, Toby has endured a lot of trauma. He is still learning that there are kind people in the world who will treat him the way he should have been treated since the beginning. Recognizing that Toby needed and deserved additional support in order to develop the confidence and stability that he needs to move forward, Toby is working with one of our trainers in a board and train program.
Toby has been with the trainer for a few weeks and he is doing amazing. They quickly learned he has an incredible ability for tracking or nose work. He would be a phenomenal working dog or competition sport nose work dog. He is currently learning to be off leash and they are continuing to explore his tracking abilities. Toby would do best with an active family that would enjoy putting his talents to work whether for sport or competition. He will thrive with continued training and structure as he is a medium to high energy boy! If he sounds like the pup for you please put your application in!
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Hi! My name is Xeda! I’m 7 years old and I'm a survivor. Over the last few years I've been on my own. Fortunately, I met with the right people at the right time and they have helped me move forward. I’m looking for a family that will love me forever. I know MAGSR will help me find the right match.
Although I have lived with other dogs in my foster home, I’d prefer to be the only dog in your house so you can focus all of your attention on me!! When it comes to small animals, such as cats and bunnies, they are a lot of fun to chase. So, I am told that I need a home without these temptations. When it comes to human interactions, I am a big fan of older kids, but younger ones startle me and make me nervous. Perhaps it is how quickly they move about. With my people I am social and sometimes talkative. I do have a lot to say sometimes particularly when I'm excited.
In case you didn't know, I really like living in a household. I haven’t had any accidents in the house and I’m very good at waking my foster mom and dad in the morning to let them know I’m ready to go out and ready for breakfast. Although I'm not surprised, my foster family loves to compliment me on my leash manners. I've got the concept of walking on a leash down pat. They smile a lot when I respond to a few commands. I am ready to learn more and am sure I will bring more smiles when I do. When it comes to my favorite things, I absolutely love to be outside. I could lay about and soak up the sunshine for hours if they would let me. My foster mom says it’s too hot for me to stay out too long though. I also love to carry my toys all around and show them off! They simply bring me joy. If you are looking for a sweet, loveable snuggle bug, I might be the right match for you!
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Yuki's family loved her dearly; however, due to some unforeseen circumstances, they found themselves unable to provide her with the attention and care she deserves. As a result, Yuki's family made the difficult decision to surrender her to MAGSR. We have promised Yuki's family that we will find her a safe and loving household.
Yuki is a lovely and energetic shepherd. As is common with most shepherds, Yuki thrives with structure and leadership. When these circumstances are not present, she can become nervous and anxious. Although Yuki has lived with other dogs, cats, and children, she does need time to warm up to new people and animals. When given this opportunity, Yuki meets with success. Yuki is looking for a forever family that will help her move forward. If she sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet Yuki today.Update:
Yuki has been with her foster for 2 weeks and is settling in well. She is starting to show her fun loving personality and can we just say: SQUEAKY BALL! She is in love with squeaky balls and would love to play fetch with her person for as long as possible. She absolutely loves getting her chest scratched and will pull your hand right to her chest with her paw. Need a reminder not to sit at the computer for long periods? No problem. She has a built in clock that says one hour at a time only please. Her itchiness is doing better and her coat is looking more glossy with regular groceries and fish oil. She is still nervous around other people and dogs and needs very gentle introductions. We are working on leash manners and she knows she is supposed to do something different, but is still very focused on watching out for trouble. After barking and letting workmen know that they were entering restricted territory and then getting introduced, she had no problem letting them come in and work on my house. Yuki has a possible diagnosis of EPI -- a pancreatic insufficiency common in GSDs, and may need lifelong enzyme additives in her food. It doesn't bother her but may be adding to her tendency to being underweight and itchy.
Yuki has had a very happy new year! For the first time, she had happy zoomies after a walk (for those of you who haven't seen those, that is when the dog is so full of fun that their brains turn off, ears go back, and the dog zooms around the available space with a wide smile and frequent play bows until the need for water slows them down). She didn't have any problems with the fireworks, which was a nice surprise. She also slept through the neighbor's loud music. It was nice to see her relaxed. She really is a sweetheart who just wants to be near her person in a generally quiet environment and get the ball thrown for her. She would rather play ball then go on a walk! She is housebroken and prefers to do her business in the backyard rather than on walks.
She is crate trained but we are seeing some separation anxiety behaviors. She would benefit from some work with that. She is eager to please and be a part of your life. She is very ball motivated and that is fun to use during training. She knows (in a distraction free environment) sit, down, up, off, come, leave it, bring it, go potty, over, in the car, and where's the ball. She is getting better at stay, but still wants you to stay in sight in return.
Yuki has EPI which requires over-the-counter enzymes and regular, store bought food (high calorie, lower fat, and low fiber). The enzymes we have were around $77 for what is probably going to be a 20 day supply. So her "special" food need comes to about $100 per month and she gets Monthly B-12 shots. Yuki is a special dog that needs a special home that will love her and keep up her special diet and shots. Could you be that person that gives her the care and love she so deserves?
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Zulu is a special guy. This big, handsome boy was picked up as a stray in the south. Although it was highly evident that he needed some help, the shelter staff knew that had an amazing dog on their hands. Zulu has easily won the hearts of everyone who has met him. Recognizing that they simply didn't have the ability to meet Zulu's medical needs, the shelter reached out for rescue help. How could we possibly say no to this guy?
Zulu's has bacterial pyoderma. This means his body is suffering from an untreated skin infection. He had sores throughout his body with clusters on his belly, legs, neck, and back. In order to address his skin we did have to sedate and shave some areas. Zulu is now getting bathed every three days and his skin is starting to heal. On top of his skin issues, it was also discovered that Zulu is heartworm positive. Fortunately, his treatment is already moving forward and everything is going well. Zulu will need to take it slow for another month or two; however, he will be back to full strength soon.
As a social guy, Zulu enjoys the company of everyone. He is even comfortable with kids! It is clear that somewhere along the lines this boy was given the opportunity to socialize with people of all ages. Not just a people person, Zulu also enjoys the company of other dogs. A playful guy, Zulu will happily play a game of fetch. He definitely understands the concept of toys. Having spent some time at the shelter, prior to his arrival at MAGSR, Zulu has begun learning a few basic commands. He, just like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help him bond with his new family as well as develop into a good canine citizen.