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Sweet Angus was picked up as a stray and brought to animal control. Upon arrival it was clear that Angus had some medical needs that would require quick attention. Missing hair over a large portion of his body with open sores, it was obvious to shelter staff that Angus had likely been in some pain for a while. Although staff waited for Angus' family to claim him, no one stepped forward. Recognizing that Angus would be most successful if placed within a rescue, staff members reached out to MAGSR for help. We immediately welcomed Angus to the MAGSR family.
Although Angus is in rough shape, he has the sweetest soul. A lover of everyone and everything, Angus enjoys spending time with kids, adults, and other dogs. He is even good with cats. Unfortunately, we do not know much about his past; however, it is clear that someone helped him develop into a social guy. His lovely personality shines through even with all the pain he must be in. Our team is already putting things in place to help lessen Angus' pain and get him the care he needs. He is lucky to have been placed with a loving foster family who will continue to help Angus move forward. As is true of all GSDs Angus will be most successful in a household with clear structure, routine, and leadership. These are essential qualities of a GSD home. He will also benefit from training as this will help Angus develop into a good canine citizen. Angus is looking for a loving forever home that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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Annika was returned to MAGSR's care after incidents with the other dog of the household, as well as the cat. She will be looking for a forever family where she can be the sole animal in the home to be the center of attention.
Annika is a beautiful young adult with a big personality. She is extremely intelligent and observant of her environment. She also forms strong bonds with her humans and is very affectionate. Annika will be protective of the house once she sees it as her place. She will thrive with a confident handler and structured training to bring out her potential, because she lives for meaningful interactions with her people. She is active and a jumper, and may be a candidate for agility training or other activities that engage her intelligence.
She loves tummy rubs and affection, walks, and interactive games. She learns quickly when pepperoni treats are on hand, and will even play a good game of hide and seek the treat. Annika likes her crate and is fully house trained. She walks well on the leash, learns commands quickly, loves car rides and exploring new environments like trails and parks.
If sweet Annika sounds like the right match for your family, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Annika continues to practice and learn commands - including sit, stay, lie down, go to bed (she runs into her crate), go find (hide and seek treats), and when waiting for the walk signal at intersections she’ll sit with a snap of the fingers. With a few taps to your shoulder she’ll snuggle up and fall asleep. She loves her humans and is forever ready for a walk, demonstrating excellent leash walking manners (until a squirrel crosses her path, but who could blame her for wanting to catch one?). She has no problem meeting other dogs on walks, she simply doesn’t wish to live with them. Annika is thoroughly house trained, staying at home for hours on her own snoozing on the couch until it’s time to greet you at the door with eager tail wags.
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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!Update:
Apollo continues to be a laid back and affectionate guest. As you can tell by the shot of him on my bed he is one LARGE bed warmer but space can be at a premium. He enjoys several walks a day and averages between two and three miles, which may account for his being laid back most of the day. As the weather has gotten cooler he tends to spend less time lounging in the back yard and more time on his day bed or on the rug. He now beats me to bed, but does give me room to get in! He is almost like a GSD in that he will follow you from room to room and as the other shot shows, he will put his head up on the corner of your chair to make sure you know he is there. Other than occasionally getting a little testy with oncoming strange dogs while on walks, he takes correction well and we are working on it. He is just a good buddy and has made a boatload of friends around the neighborhood.
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Arrow's family had him since he was a puppy. He grew up with regular socialization with people and children. Although his family loved him greatly, they recognized that they could no longer provide him with the time, care, and exercise that he deserved. As a result, they made the difficult decision to surrender him to MAGSR. We promised Arrow's family that we would find him a safe and loving forever home.
Arrow is a big, beautiful boy. At close to 100lbs, Arrow is a large guy with a good amount of energy. Born into a litter where several of his siblings moved into working positions, Arrow is driven and intelligent. A typical ball dog, Arrow is more than happy to make sure that your throwing arm is in good shape. It is essential that his forever family make sure that they exercise Arrow's body and mind daily. This routine will help him effectively burn his energy. Although Arrow already knows several commands, training will be essential with his forever family. Not only will training help Arrow bond to his new family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Arrow is looking for a family that will welcome him into their home with a solid routine and structure. If this interactive boy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today.
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Alpha and Beta appeared outside the home of an experienced GSD family. Recognizing the boys needed a safe place to stay while their family was located, this family brought the boys in and began making calls to local vets, shelters, and lost dog groups. Although word quickly spread that Alpha and Beta had been found and were safe, no one came to bring the boys home. When their stray hold ended, this family began working with local rescues to move the boys forward so that they could be safely placed in a loving forever home. As a member of the rescue network contacted to support Alpha and Beta, MAGSR was happy to step forward and help the boys move into the rescue family.
Beta is in many ways your typical young, energetic, and inquisitive guy. However, it appears that Beta lacks experience with new people and experiences, as a result, he can be timid and a little jumpy at first. When given time to adjust, Beta is affectionate and playful. He enjoys giving hugs and kisses, but he will need to learn that this is not always appropriate. As is true of all young dogs, Beta will be most successful if placed in a home with clear structure, routine, and leadership. Continued socialization is essential as Beta will need to learn how to navigate new environments and new people confidently. Training will help Beta as he continues to develop the stability and confidence needed to become a good canine citizen. If you are looking for a sweet, deserving guy, who will keep you entertained with teenage antics, ask to meet Beta today!
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Beautiful Brandi was picked up as a stray with her mate, Boscoe. These two incredible dogs had clearly been through some difficult times. Recognizing that these special pups would be most successful if they decompressed in foster homes, another rescue arranged for them to stay in foster families while they waited out their stray hold. Both dogs were placed in loving foster homes with other dogs. When their stray hold had ended and they had had some time to decompress, we were asked if we could welcome both dogs into the rescue. Really, who could say no to such a lovely pair of dogs?
Brandi is a lovely girl. She arrived with wounds on her shoulders and underweight. Her foster family worked hard to get Brandi healed and healthy. Although we do not know anything about Brandi's past, it does appear that she was mishandled at some point. As a result, she can be timid and fearful with new people, particularly with men. A slow approach and some tasty treats go a long way with Brandi. She does warm up with a calm, confident, and patient handler. Brandi is looking for a forever family that will give her the opportunity to slowly adjust to the household. Providing Brandi with clear structure, routine, and guidance will be key to her success. When ready, Brandi will benefit greatly from training. Training will help Brandi build a strong, healthy bond with her forever family; it will also help her develop the stability and confidence needed to navigate her world. While living with her foster family in the south, Brandi did begin to develop her socialization skills. She also has learned the joys of living in a safe and loving home. At this time Brandi is housebroken and crate trained. However, she will likely need to fine tune her skills once she finds her forever home.
Unfortunately, Brandi is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided had Brandi been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Although treatment is very expensive, this active little girl is beyond worth the cost. Brandi's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward her care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help this lovely girl get all of the care that she needs, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Brandi will need to take it easy over the next few months while she completes her treatment. However, this will give her time to adjust to her forever family. If Brandi sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Are you by any chance a morning person? Do you like to jog or hike? Brandi is looking to be your best friend. She wakes up ready to go and wants to be a velcro pup. After being here for a few weeks we've gotten a chance to see a little bit more about her. She is a pokey puppy. She loves to poke her nose everywhere and get the latest news. I also think she might have been best friends with a cat at some point. She constantly rubs up against everything just like a cat-- starting at her shoulder and curving down to the tail. So cute!
She would do best in a house with a little space from neighbors. She sings the blues when left alone and talks in yips and barks about her day regularly. She also barks loudly at people outside the door. Not characteristics that would be loved by apartment neighbors!
She is housebroken when kept to her schedule and sticks to her potty spot. She knows sit, in the crate, and down, and we are working on targeting/touch. She shows great potential but would do better if allowed exercise to calm her busy brain before being asked to focus.
I think she would be best with older children only. She likes to jump up and lick your face when she is anxious or needs to check back in with you. We are working on correcting that habit but she can't get any exercise right now which doesn't help. She also can be a bit mouthy and she has tried to catch hold of my sleeve (not my arm) a few times. Surprisingly though, she doesn't bite down on your hand when taking a treat. Your whole hand can end up in her mouth with her exuberance to get the food. But, at least she doesn't bite down on you. She is very food motivated and very food-focused right now. She will try to take food away from my dog so she would do best with a dog that is not food protective. I think she would do fine in a house with other dogs that tolerate teen rough-housing, or in a house without other dogs. She could use the exercise provided by a pack but would be fine if you plan on being that exercise source. She does very well with our routine and knows where she's supposed to be and, most importantly, which meal is supposed to come next. Did I mention she's food fixated?
She is not the best gardening buddy. Her favorite thing is to sit right in front of you, right on the dirt you just dug up so you could plant something, sticks her nose in the dirt to check the news, and then tries to give you a kiss right on the mouth. She will help dig though! She is prey driven, however, so she does keep the rabits, birds, and squirrels away from the garden very well. Hard toys only for this pup. She eviscerated a stuffy, grabbed up the pieces and chomped like she was going to swallow them in less than a minute. Fortunately, she is also very distractable (with the promise of food of course).
She is very ready to find her forever family. If you're looking to add a happy, bouncy young lady to your home, please consider her!
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Lovely little Cobbler is one of Sugar Pie's puppies. Having been born into the rescue, we have had the unique opportunity to watch her grow. Adopted as a puppy, Cobbler's family adored her. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, they could no longer provide for her. Recognizing that Cobbler deserved a safe and loving forever family, they contacted MAGSR to make sure that Cobbler could move forward safely. We immediately welcomed this lovely little girl back into the MAGSR family and promised that we would find her the perfect forever home.
As a young, affectionate, and energetic girl, Cobbler is looking for an active family that will exercise both her body and her mind on a daily basis. She will happily come along for a long walk, run, or hike filling each adventure with puppy smiles and love. As a young dog, it is imperative that Cobbler's family continue to socialize her with new people and animals in controlled settings. This will help her develop into a stable and confident adult. Cobbler has had the luck of having lived in a loving home, as a result, she knows many of the ins and outs of household rules. However, she will need to adjust to the structure, routine, rules of her forever home. This will take time and patience as Cobbler learns expectations. Training will be very important for Cobbler as she moves forward. Not only will it help her develop a health bond with her family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Cobbler can't wait to settle into her forever home. Could that be with you?
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Joyful Cooper has been moved about a few times in his young life. However, he was lucky that the right people stepped in and recognized that a young, social guy like him would thrive in a household that had the time and energy to work with him. So, they brought Cooper to a local shelter where staff members fell in love with this interactive guy. Although Cooper easily won over the hearts of the shelter team, they recognized that he would be most successful if he found placement through a rescue. When we heard about Cooper's need for placement, we immediately welcomed him to the MAGSR family.
Cooper is an interactive and social boy. He clearly has had the opportunity to interact with others throughout his puppyhood. Although Cooper definitely has a great start, continued socialization is imperative to his success as an adult. Typical of most young GSDs, Cooper has a lot of energy. It will be essential that Cooper's family exercise his body and his mind on a daily basis. This will help him maintain a stable and confident mindset. Although Cooper is still very young, he has already begun to learn some basic commands. His intelligence, willingness to please, and his food motivation makes him a great student. Cooper will excel in training class. Training will not only help Cooper develop a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen that we know that he is destined to be. Cooper is looking for a loving and active household who will love him for a lifetime. Could this be with you?
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Sweet Jazz was surrendered to a local shelter in very poor shape. Covered in demodex mange with a severe secondary skin infection that had festered to the point of open, bleeding sores and raw patches throughout his body, Jazz was clearly in significant pain from nose to tail for some time. Although shelter staff did everything they could to bring Jazz relief, they recognized that this guy needed to be moved into a rescue where he could begin working with a private vet to address his medical needs. When our volunteers learned about Jazz's situation, we began working putting things in place to welcome Jazz to MAGSR.
Although Jazz's condition has been left untreated for sometime and has clearly caused him significant pain, he remains an absolute sweetheart. Jazz enjoys the company of people of all ages. He is friendly and interactive. Not only does Jazz enjoy the company of his people, he also does well with furry friends of various sizes. He really is an impressive guy. At this time, Jazz is resting and recovering under the watchful eye of his foster family. With antibiotics, pain medication, and regular baths, he is beginning to find relief and can relax in the comfort and safety of a home. Jazz's medical needs are expensive; however, we know that this handsome guy is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating to Jazz's care. Your donation will not only help us continue to move Jazz forward but it will also help us continue to support dogs with medical needs. As he continues to heal, Jazz is hoping to find a loving forever home that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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Julio is a sweet and handsome guy. He and his brother Tazz found themselves dumped in a Southern shelter for eating one of the free range chickens on their farm. It’s really no wonder these young boys turned to hunting for their own food as they came in skin and bones and desperate for a good meal. The positive for these boys is that with consistent food at the shelter they have already started to gain some much needed weight.
Although Julio and Tazz are littermates, they are not bonded and we have found they do better apart. We have found that Julio is the more dominant of the two brothers but both boys are sweet natured and extremely friendly. Both were excellent travels on their several day journey to MAGSR and were reported to be easy to load in and out of their crate and friendly to all they met on the road trip.
Julio is a friendly, playful, and intelligent guy. Unsurprisingly, he does like to see what he can get away with when being handled. He has your typical GSD shenanigans going on. As a young dog, Julio will thrive with structure, clear routines, and leadership. He is beginning to learn basic manners and how to walk on leash without pulling. However, Julio, like all dogs, will need training. Training will not only help him bond to his forever family but it will also help him develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. Julio is looking for a family that enjoys an interactive dog, playtime, and lots, we mean lots, of belly rubs. If this boy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet Julio today.
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Kingston was surrendered to a shelter by his owner who outwardly admitted that he was being abused in their home. Having survived a couple years of mistreatment, Kingston was, understandably, frightened and unsure. Although fearful and avoidant with men due to the abuse suffered at the hands of a man, Kingston was more accepting of and comfortable with female staff members at the shelter. However, it was very apparent to shelter staff that Kingston would be most successful if given the opportunity to move forward with a rescue that could provide him with the time, patience, and leadership needed to move beyond his abuse. Recognizing that Kingston deserved so much more than the life that he had escaped, several rescuers came together to network Kingston and help him move forward. MAGSR was honored to be part of the team that changed Kingston's life for the better.
Kingston is a survivor. He has endured pain and suffering without the voice to ask for help. The scars left by his previous owner are not very visible on the outside, but they have left him unsure and anxious with new people and situations. As a result, Kingston has needed time to decompress and develop trust in an experienced foster home. Handshy and head shy, Kingston's foster family has been slowly teaching him that people can be kind, gentle, and a source of love. He has been learning that a leash is not a tool for pain, a collar will not hurt, and that head scratches are truly amazing. This is a slow process, but every day, Kingston's foster family sees a little more of the goofy, playful, and affectionate boy that has been hidden by the trauma of his previous life. Daily opportunities to work with his foster family and adjust to living in a safe home are important for Kingston. He has adjusted well to being handled by his foster mom and is learning to trust his foster dad. Kingston's relationships with men will require some additional support as he continues to progress. With time, training, desensitization, and a chance to be a dog, Kingston is making important strides needed to move forward with a loving family of his own.
In addition to the physical abuse that Kingston endured, it is apparent that he was also neglected. Upon arrival, it was very clear that Kingston had medical needs that required immediate intervention. Struggling to defecate without shaking and screaming in pain, extremely uncomfortable with swollen and infected anal glads, itchy from a food allergy, in pain from frostbitten ears, positive for heartworms, and lacking energy due to a severe case of pneumonia, Kingston has needed significant medical support. Fortunately, one of our amazing vetting partners has worked with us to provide Kingston with everything he needs. Antibiotics have begun, pain meds have been administered, x-rays have been taken, and next steps are in place to ensure that Kingston's needs are met. Additional care will be needed over the next month or two to ensure that Kingston is healed and healthy. Kingston's medical needs are expensive but he is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to his care as your donation will not only help us help Kingston move forward, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs with medical needs into the MAGSR family.
Although Kingston is not yet ready to find his forever family, we know that when he is ready for his next step, a safe, loving, experienced and supportive family will be waiting for him. Kingston Could that be with you?
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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.Update:
Hi everyone, meet Lacy! Lacy is super sweet with humans and children. She is almost six years old, knows some basic commands, and loves to fetch! She also likes to play soccer, chew on Nylabones and be with her people. She does have a skin allergy that requires daily medicine. Lacy is on a weight management plan so she can slim down a few pounds (summer is coming and she really wants a two piece swimsuit). Lacy is scared of bicycles and golf carts. She is housebroken and crate trained. If you are looking for a furry co worker to rest in a dog bed while you work, play some low key fetch on breaks, go for a short stroll after work or on lunch break, Lacy is the dog for you!!! Lacy has a propensity to resource guard and protect from other dogs (unsure about cats) so she would be best as an only dog. If you have any questions let me know!
Lacy has settled in well at her foster home. She is a pro at keeping all wild creatures out of the backyard. Her soccer skills are something to behold. Her leash walking skills are coming along nicely. And all her beautiful hair has grown back. She does need a daily pill for her skin condition and most likely will need to remain on the pill for the rest of her life. She is a wonderful house guest and always lets me know when something unusual is at the front door. She is not fond of thunder storms or bicycles. She mostly ignores other dogs while out on walks, unless they try to approach. She doesn't get on furniture and takes treats nicely. And she is a favorite at the vets office. If you are looking for a more older mature lady, who will make a great companion Lacy would be a wonderful addition to your family.
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Lovely Luna was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Although shelter staff hoped that a family would come to claim Luna, no one came for her. Recognizing that a GSD is often most successful if placed through a breed specific rescue, shelter staff worked with MAGSR to help move Luna forward. We are so excited to have welcomed Luna to the MAGSR family.
Luna is a sweet, young, and intelligent GSD. Typical of most GSDs, she can be somewhat aloof at first. However, given a little time and some tasty treats, Luna begins to show her playful side. She is affectionate and interactive once comfortable. Gentle with her play, Luna does seem to understand the concept of toys and is happy to play on her own. Although we do not know anything about her past, we do know that someone worked with Luna. She knows a few commands, such as sit and paw, and will gently take treats from the handler. However, she will need to continue to build leash manners as it appears that she has had limited opportunities on leash. As a young dog, Luna is looking for a household that will provide her with the structure, routine and leadership that will help her meet with success. Training is essential for Luna. Not only will this help her develop a healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her build the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Luna is a sweetheart who is looking for an active and loving forever family. Could that be with you?
Luna is doing great in her foster home. She crates well and is quiet in the crate. There have been no accidents, so she is housebroken. She did very well on the leash when we went walking. She just needs some consistent walking and she'll be a pro in no time. She has a lot of energy and is very loving and playful. When my husband came home from work and walked into the back yard, Luna went running to him like she's known him all her life and wanted to get lots of head and belly rubs from him.
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Handsome Midas was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Although he waited patiently for his forever family, no one came for this big, sweet guy. Recognizing that Midas would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue, shelter staff began reaching out for a placement. When we learned about Midas' need for placement, we immediately reached out to help.
Midas is a big, handsome, sweet boy. He enjoys the company of his people and seems particularly drawn to calm and confident handlers. He can be a little hesitant with new people and situations, but with time and patience he warms up nicely. Still learning leash manners, Midas does do some pulling. He will need to build leash manners particularly, since he has a lot of weight behind his pull. Well-behaved in the car, Midas enjoys looking out the window and getting the occasional head rub while traveling. As a young dog, Midas will thrive in an environment where he has structure, routine, and leadership. Training will go a long way with Midas. Not only will it help him develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a stable adult. Midas is looking for a forever family that will give him opportunities for daily exercise as well as extra love. If Midas sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!
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Handsome Murphy was found hanging out at a high school with his buddy Millie. Both dogs were brought to a shelter where they waited for a family to claim them. When no one came forward, the shelter staff started pleading for rescue support as they were at capacity. Who could say no to such sweet dogs?
Murphy is a playful and energetic guy. He is friendly and good with both people and other dogs. However, he can be vocal with new dogs when first meeting them. As a young guy, Murphy has energy to burn and will do best in a home that can exercise his mind and his body on a daily basis. Arriving as a stray, we do not know what Murphy knows about living in a household. However, he seems to be a quick learner who wants to please his handler. As is true of all dogs, Murphy will thrive when provided with guidance, leadership, and consistency. Training will help him adjust to his new family as well as develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Murphy is looking for a forever family that will love and care for him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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Ozzy and his buddy, Saxom, were victims of a house fire. When their family lost their home, they realized that they could no longer provide their dogs with the care that they deserved. As a result, they surrendered the dogs to a shelter. Upon arrival, it was evident that Ozzy and Saxom lacked socialization. They had lived with a pack of dogs; however, it seems that they had limited exposure to new situations and new people. Shelter staff immediately began working with the boys to build trust and move them forward. However, they recognized that Ozzy and Saxom would likely not thrive in a shelter setting. As a result, they sent out a plea for rescue placement. When we learned about the boys, we put plans together to welcome both Ozzy and Saxom into the MAGSR family.
Ozzy is a timid yet affectionate guy. A little unsure with new people and new situations, Ozzy is looking for a patient household that will give him plenty of opportunities to socialize in a safe way with new people and new environments. Once given time to adjust, Ozzy is playful, affectionate, and a big leaner. He understands the joy of toys and particularly enjoys toys that squeak. Curious and affectionate, Ozzy is settling in with his foster family. As he moves forward, Ozzy will meet with success in a household that provides him with clear structure and routine. He thrives on leadership and confidence. Training is essential for Ozzy. Not only will it help him build a healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Ozzy is looking for a patient forever family that has the time and energy to continue to move him forward. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for you, ask to meet him today!
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Lovely Panzer was welcomed into her family a few years ago when they heard that she would be dropped at a shelter if they didn't welcome her in. Recognizing that Panzer was a special girl, she joined the family and never looked back. Although they loved Panzer and made sure that she had everything they needed, her family recognized that they could not provide her with the time and attention that she deserved. As a result, they made the difficult decision to rehome Panzer. When asked if we could help Panzer find an active household that could meet her needs, we were happy to welcome her to the MAGSR family.
Panzer is in many ways your typical shepherd. She is active, interactive, and bouncy with her people. Thriving on attention and interaction, Panzer loves to be doted upon. Cuddly and affectionate, once comfortable, Panzer would be happy to spend quality time as a lap dog after a day of play. She doesn't quite realize that she is a full-grown shepherd. Although Panzer lived with a dog in her previous household for a few years, she has not had many interactions with other dogs. As a result, we are still learning about her doggy socialization skills. Already knowing a few commands, such as sit and stay, Panzer will be a delight in training class. Not only will training help Panzer bond to her new family but it will also help her develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Training helps to focus the mind and develop confidence. Panzer will benefit from both. Having lived in a home, Panzer understands the joys of a soft bed, good food, endless belly rubs, and plenty of toys. Squeaky toys are her favorite and she is hoping her new family loves these toys as much as she does. Panzer is looking for a forever family that has time for an active girl, could that be with you?
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Rush was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter. Shelter staff immediately fell in love with this goofy, playful guy. However, due to overcrowding and lack of resources, they knew that Rush would have his best chance at finding the perfect forever home if he was moved into a rescue. When asked if we could help Rush find an amazing forever home, MAGSR stepped forward.
Wiggly and playful Rush is an absolute joy. Clearly well socialized with people, Rush is a charmer who loves to be with his people. Although Rush is clearly a sweet pup, he does still need to learn about personal space and boundaries. This is typical of any young GSD. In many ways Rush is still very much a puppy. He will fill his family's lives with goofy puppy behaviors and antics. As is true of all young dogs, Rush will thrive in an environment with structure, routine, and leadership. It will be essential that his family continue to socialize him in controlled settings. It is also critical that Rush's forever family exercise both his body and his mind on a daily basis. Training will help Rush as he moves forward. It will not only help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his family but it will also help him develop into a stable and confident adult. Rush is looking for an active family that will both enjoy his charming personality as well as provide him with a safe and loving forever home. Could that be with you?Update:
Update: Rush is settling into his foster home well. This boy has oodles of puppy energy and is looking for a family that is excited to play, run, and train to exercise both his mind and body. He's still learning what is expected in a home and can be a bit mouthy, but he is learning quickly as we set boundaries for him. He is very affectionate, wanting to snuggle into our laps and be close with his people. He does very well in the crate while we are teleworking. He's not particularly fond of going into his crate yet, but he's learning and settles in quickly for a nap after some good play time or a walk. He walks nicely on leash, making the much needed walks a pleasure. He does very well with other dogs his size. He has not reacted to his alpha foster sister's sass and still wants to play with her after she tells him off which is very impressive! Sometimes he plays a bit rough and is still learning when other dogs are done, so supervision is important. As with most young dogs, he will chew on anything he can get in his mouth but we're working on learning what is and isn't allowed as a chew toy. Have I mentioned that he is beyond handsome? He's got these soft fluffy curls on his rump that we just adore! All in all, this young pup is a total blast, making us laugh with his adorable antics and impressing us with his intelligence. He's going to make a fantastic family member for some lucky family. Think Rush might be the right fit for your home? Apply to adopt today!
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Sweet Sasquatch was picked up as a stray in the south by another rescue. It was clear that this big love bug needed some help. Fortunately, he met the right people. While waiting out his stray hold, rescuers worked with the local animal control to try to find his family. It was thought that a dog this sweet must have had a home. Unfortunately, no one came to claim Sasquatch. Recognizing that this guy deserved a loving forever family of his own, it was decided that Sasquatch would have his best chance at permanency if he was moved to another region. When asked if we could help Sasquatch move forward, MAGSR welcomed him to the family.
Sasquatch is a gentle giant. As an older dog, he has surpassed the stages of puppy antics and is settled in his personality. Happy to interact with other people and dogs, Sasquatch is a pretty easy-going guy. He likes his walks and play time, but he is also perfectly happy to hang out with his people. Although we do not know anything about Sasquatch's past, we do know that his future is very bright. As Sasquatch moves forward, he is looking for a family that will provide him with the structure and routine that all dogs need to thrive. Sasquatch is also looking for a comfortable bed, plenty of treats, and lots of toys. I mean, can you really blame him? As is true with all dogs, Sasquatch will need to participate in training. Training will not only help Sasquatch bond to his forever family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Sasquatch is looking for a loving forever home that will give him the opportunity to live out his golden years in comfort and safety. Could that be with you?
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Saxon and his buddy, Ozzy, were victims of a house fire. When their family lost their home, they realized that they could no longer provide their dogs with the care that they deserved. As a result, they surrendered the dogs to a shelter. Upon arrival, it was evident that Saxon and Ozzy lacked socialization. They had lived with a pack of dogs; however, it seems that they had limited exposure to new situations and new people. Shelter staff immediately began working with the boys to build trust and move them forward. However, they recognized that Saxon and Ozzy would likely not thrive in a shelter setting. As a result, they sent out a plea for rescue placement. When we learned about the boys, we put plans together to welcome both Saxom and Ozzy into the MAGSR family.
Saxom is a stunning guy. Intelligent, confident, and driven he is in many ways the definition of a GSD. Good at reading the handler, Saxom is most successful when working with a calm and clear handler. He will thrive in an environment with structure, routine, and leadership. Although we do not know much about his previous home, we have learned that Saxom is both ball and food motivated. He picks up commands quickly and is always game for a game of fetch. An energetic guy, Saxom is looking for an active family that will exercise both his mind and his body on a daily basis. This is critical as Saxom will find other ways of entertaining himself if activity is not provided. Already picking up a few commands, Saxom will be a star at training class. Training is necessary as Saxom will need to develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family. He will also need to develop the skills needed to develop into a good canine citizen. Saxom is looking for a loving family that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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Handsome Schnapps was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Although he waited for his family to come and claim him, when no one arrived, shelter staff began looking for rescue placement. With limited shelter staff and volunteers available to work with Schnapps, they knew he would be most successful if placed within a rescue. When MAGSR heard of Schnapp's need, we welcomed him to the family.
Schnapps is a very large, driven boy. As a young guy, Schnapps has good energy. It is essential that he is placed in a household that can exercise both his mind and his body on a daily basis. With high ball drive, Schnapps is hoping that his forever family is looking to strengthen their throwing arm as he would be happy to play ball on a daily basis. True of the breed, Schnapps will require a home that can provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs need. As Schnapps embodies many of the typical breed traits, he would also be best placed in a household with breed experience. Training is critical for Schnapps as it will help him not only bond to his new family but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Motivated by both treats and the ball, Schnapps should be the star of the training class. Schnapps is looking for an active forever family that will continue to support him as he develops into a stable and confident adult, could this be with you?Update:
Schnapps is making good progress in his foster home. The young Mr. Schnapps is a very handsome, smart, exuberant, and large GSD, who arrived at MAGSR with way more energy and drive than he knew what to do with. Evidently in his early days, he probably was not dissuaded from the notion that maximizing his innate tendencies to be pushy, mouthy, and noisy was the way to get what he wanted – but the net result was a confused and anxious dog. With training, consistent limits and boundaries, and structured outlets for all that energy and over-the-top drive, he’s gradually improved on all fronts and has developed a strong relationship with his foster. At heart Schnapps is a very good-natured and happy-go-lucky boy. He gets along nicely under supervision with the older dominant female GSD in his foster home, and he does very well on leash around new people and other dogs. But he is not by any stretch a turn-key dog – his impetuous enthusiasm can get him in trouble easily if mismanaged. So he will need continued love, leadership, structure, limits, and consistency to reach his full potential and succeed in a new home. He will need an experienced family who can manage his size, strength, drive, and volatility, and that with the help of trainer can mold this very impressive and lovable, big, and kind of goofy and unsure, teenager into the extraordinary dog he has the potential to become. Please ask about Schnapps if you are equipped and ready to give him the situation and life that he requires and deserves.
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Handsome Scream was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Although he waited patiently for his family to come and claim him, no one stepped forward. This was surprising as staff members could tell this boy was well socialized with people and had clearly been loved. Recognizing that living in a shelter environment is difficult for the breed, staff members began working to move Scream into a breed specific rescue. When we saw that Scream needed support to move forward, MAGSR stepped in and welcome this sweet guy to the family.
Scream is a big, beautiful, and sometimes talkative guy. Having clearly been socialized with people, he seems to understand that people are treats, love and attention. Scream is delighted to hang out with his people and loves attention and petting. It appears that Scream has also been introduced to toys. He enjoys a good game of fetch and does know to drop the ball when asked. Although he enjoys many toys, Scream seems most excited with a ball. He is hoping his forever family has a strong throwing arm. Playful but gentle, Scream has definitely learned some manners when it comes to toys and treats. As he moves forward, Scream will benefit from a household that will provide him with the structure, routine and leadership that all GSDs crave. Although he seems to already have a good start with manners, it is essential that Scream attends training with his forever family. Not only will this help him create a safe and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him further develop the skills needed to become a stable and confident adult. If your family is looking for a very smart, friendly, and interactive guy, ask to meet Scream today!
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Little Miss Skeeter was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter a few months ago. Due to a wound of unknown origin Skeeter was placed in quarantine for a few months at the shelter. Although this can be very difficult for many dogs, Skeeter handled her quarantine very well and remained friendly and interactive. She was a staff favorite. Once released from quarantine, shelter staff decided that Skeeter would be most successful if she was placed with a rescue. This would give her the best chance at finding the perfect forever family. When asked if we could help Skeeter move forward, MAGSR immediately welcomed her to the rescue.
Skeeter is a friendly, interactive and energetic girl. As a young dog, she still has all the puppy antics that would be expected at her age. She is looking for an active household that will help her exercise both her mind and body on a daily basis. Skeeter is a social girl. However, it is critical that her family continue to provide her with socialization. This will help her develop into a stable adult. As Skeeter had been in quarantine for a few months, she did not have the opportunity to develop her leash skills. However, now that she has joined the rescue, our volunteers have begun to develop these skills. As is true of all dogs, Skeeter will benefit greatly from training. Training will not only help Skeeter build a healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Skeeter is looking for a forever family that will love her for a lifetime. Could that family be you?
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Sugar Pie arrived in a random backyard in the south in labor. Fortunately, the family whose yard she chose was kind to her but recognized that she needed help and fast. While they waited for a stray hold, they immediately started searching for rescue help. Once the hold lifted, we welcomed Sugar Pie and her babies to the MAGSR family. Although Sugar Pie is an amazing mom, she was sick upon arrival and lost several of her puppies. The remaining babies, Cake, Crumble, Cobber, Sundae, Tort, and Pudding, have been well cared for by their mom and are strong, healthy pups.
Sugar Pie is an absolute love. She is friendly and affectionate with her foster family. Although Sugar Pie's pups have already moved to Maryland to find their forever homes, she is remaining in the south a little longer. This is due to the fact that she has a very high heartworm load and it is safer for her to remain with the experienced foster family that she is currently living with. While waiting for her happy ending, Sugar Pie is getting all of the love, care, and attention she needs to move forward. Sugar Pie is being well socialized with people and other dogs. She is learning the joys of living in a safe home and having a warm bed. Sugar Pie's heartworm treatment has begun. Although treatment is very expensive, this lovely momma is beyond worth the cost. Sugar Pie's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward her care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help Sugar Pie get all of the care that she needs, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Sugar Pie will be ready for her new home soon. Would this lovely lady be the right match for you?Update:
Sugar Pie made her way North in March to finish out her heartworm treatment. ! Sugar Pie has completed her heartworm treatment and has finished the restriction period. She is eager to find her forever family! If you are looking for a cuddler and walking buddy this is girl for you! Sugar Pie just like her name is as sweet as pie and as laid back as they come. She is a dog that wants to please her people. This girl is crate trained and not a huge barker. Sugar Pie would love a family of her own to shower with her sweet personality. Sugar Pie would benefit from basic obedience and must go to a home with no small animals as she does have a high level of prey drive. Sugar Pie has been the perfect low-key foster. If she sounds like the girl for you please apply today.
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Tazz is a sweet and handsome guy. He and his brother Julio found themselves dumped in a Southern shelter for eating one of the free range chickens on their farm. It’s really no wonder these young boys turned to hunting for their own food as they came in skin and bones and desperate for a good meal. The positive for these boys is that with consistent food at the shelter they have already started to gain some much needed weight.
Although Tazz and Julio are littermates, they are not bonded and we have found they do better apart. We have found that Tazz is a bit more laid back of the two brothers but both boys are sweet natured and extremely friendly. Both were excellent travels on their several day journey to MAGSR and were reported to be easy to load in and out of their crate and friendly to all they met on the road trip.
Tazz is a friendly, playful, and intelligent guy but don’t let any young GSD fool you as they all will push to see what they can get away with when being handled. He has your typical GSD shenanigans going on. As a young dog, Tazz will thrive with structure, clear routines, and leadership. He is beginning to learn basic manners and how to walk on leash without pulling. However, Tazz, like all dogs, will need training. Training will not only help him bond to his forever family but it will also help him develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. Tazz is looking for a family that enjoys an interactive dog, playtime, and lots, we mean lots, of belly rubs. If this boy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet Tazz today.
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Titan's family adored him. He brought endless love and joy to their family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer continue to care for him. Although this was a devastating decision, Titan's family knew he deserved every opportunity to find a new family who would love and care for him throughout his golden years. We promised them that we would make sure that Titan found the perfect home.
Titan is a happy, friendly, and joyful guy. A big fan of cuddles and the lean in, Titan regularly seeks out affection from his people. Open to a variety of entertainment options, Titan loves balls, toys, and bones. Although Titan does enjoy his playtime, he is also very good at being a couch potato. He has just the right amount of energy for family life. As a mature fellow, Titan understands the rules of the household. He is housebroken and crate trained. His days of puppy behaviors are behind him. A great companion, Titan keeps an eye on his people and always wants to be part of the fun.
As can happen with age, Titan does have some special needs. Titan has been diagnosed with chronic progressive cerebellar disease. This condition causes him to have some stability issues and some exaggerated movements. Although he lacks the smooth movements of a younger dog, Titan's condition does not impact his ability to love and be loved. Titan is looking for a household where he can avoid stairs as he is unable to navigate staircases safely. He will also need a home that has carpeted floors or mats to help him more effectively cross surfaces within the household. Titan is an incredibly special guy. If your household is looking for a sweet, affectionate, mature guy, ask to meet Titan today.Update:
Sweet Titan has adjusted well in his foster home. He enjoys a daily routine that includes a few walks, playtime, opportunities to check on everyone in the family, and of course unending snuggles. Titan loves to be outside with his people. Everyone and everything he sees is exciting. Between regular interactions with neighbors, the brief glimpses of local wildlife, and boundless opportunities for sniffing, his outside time is full of positivity. Although clearly happy outside, Titan exudes joy all day long. When inside, Titan has perfect household manners. He keeps an eye on his people at all times and likes to be in close proximity to them. Although Titan does enjoy some playtime with his ball each day, he is happy to hang out and snuggle too. Titan is looking for a forever home that will love him throughout his golden years. Could that be with you?
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Willow was abandoned by her family along with another dog. When it was discovered that the dogs were left on the property, they were brought to a local animal shelter for their safety. Although Willow waited patiently for a family that would commit to her for a lifetime, no one came forward. As shelter staff wanted to ensure that Willow found a safe and loving forever home, they began reaching out to breed specific rescues that would have the ability to move Willow forward. When asked if we could help Willow, MAGSR immediately welcomed her to the family.
Willow is an interactive and intelligent girl. As she has been abandoned and moved around a few times, it does take her a few minutes to adjust to new people. However, given a little time and some tasty treats, she warms up quickly. As Willow moves forward, consistency, routine, and leadership will help her thrive. She is looking for a patient and active household. Although Willow has lived with other dogs and done well during meet and greets with other dogs, she prefers more docile furry companions. Willow, like all dogs, will benefit from training. Not only will training help Willow develop a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. If this lovely lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Over the last month, Willow has made some excellent progress. She has settled nicely into the MAGSR family and has been a regular participant at events. As Willow has been working with a variety of handlers and getting out to play on a daily basis, she has gotten in shape and is ready for her summer wardrobe. Willow's sweet and well-balanced personality makes her an excellent candidate for many households. Equally happy to go out and about on a long walk or simply lounge around under a nice shady tree, this girl loves the outdoors and hopes her forever family does too. Treat and toy motivated, Willow is already learning basic commands. She has developed a good understanding of sit, down, and leave it with more commands on their way. When finished working she loves a little time to play with toys particularly the fun-filled ones that squeak. Willow is waiting patiently for her forever family but hopes they come for her soon. Could that family be you?
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Lovely Zayna was welcomed into her home as a puppy. Her family immediately fell in love with her and began implementing a framework for success. They made sure she had all of her puppy vetting completed, had her participate in puppy training, socialized her with people and other dogs, and even began adult training class. Unfortunately, poor breeding put a stop to all of their hard work as Zayna developed severe hip dysplasia that resulted in a hip dislocation. Due to the extentent of the injury, Zayna needed a full hip replacement. Although they loved Zayna, her family recognized that they could not afford the level of care she would need in order to move forward. As a result, they made the difficult decision to surrender her to MAGSR in order to get the care she needed. We promised that we would find Zayna a safe and loving forever family that would ensure she had everything she needs.
Zayna is young, inquisitive, and energetic. It is highly evident that her family put a lot of work into providing her with experiences and opportunities to develop confidence. Playful and toy driven, Zayna understands the joys of chasing a ball or bouncing around with a favorite chew toy. Having lived in a home, she has a good understanding of the rules of living in a household. Zayna is both housebroken and crate trained. As a young shepherd, Zayna will continue to thrive in a household where she has structure, routine, and leadership. These are key features of a GSD savvy home.
Unfortunately, due to the extent of her injury, Zayna is unable to participate in many of her favorite activities at this time. Fortunately, our vetting team has already begun to put plans in place to help Zayna move forward. Placed on anti-inflammatories while she gets everything in place for surgery, Zayna is comfortable and seems to understand that she needs to take it easy for right now. In order to correct her injury, Zayna will need a full hip replacement. Although this is a very expensive surgery, we know that this lovely girl is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating to Zayna's care. Your donation will not only help us provide Zayna with the medical support she desperately needs, but it will also help us continue to support other medical dogs. Over the next few months Zayna will need to take it easy while she rests and recovers. However, she should be back to being her typical self in time. Please continue to watch for updates on Zayna as she continues her journey toward full recovery.