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Handsome Andrew was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Although he waited for a family to come and claim him, no one stepped forward. Shelter staff loved Andrew's playful personality; however, as the shelter was overcapacity, they began reaching out to rescues for help. When MAGSR heard about Andrew, we knew he would be a great addition to the MAGSR family.
Andrew is in many ways your typical, young, energetic shepherd. He is curious about the world and is learning about the joys of toys. Although we do not know anything about Andrew's past, it is clear that he is ready to move forward with his future. As is true of all young shepherds, Andrew will be most successful in a household with structure, routine, and consistent leadership. This will not only help him adjust to his new household, but it will also help him develop an understanding of the expectations of living in a home. In addition, Andrew will benefit greatly from training; training will help him develop the skills and strategies he needs to develop into a good canine citizen.
Unfortunately, we have learned that Andrew is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been given monthly heartworm preventatives. Andrew's heartworm treatment has begun. Although treatment is expensive, this handsome guy is definitely worth the cost. Please consider donating to Andrew's care. Your generosity will help us not only support Andrew throughout his heartworm treatment, but it will also help us support other dogs with medical needs. Although Andrew 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. Andrew is looking for a forever family that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that family be you?
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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?Update:
Ms. Anna is a special girl. She is very sweet but very shy, and she generally prefers dogs to people – so she’s pretty smart! She’s been in her foster home for a few months getting over her heartworm, and she has come a very long way from the distant, tail-tucked, and fearful girl that first arrived with us. She’s needed the time to get comfortable with her human foster, while in the interim she relied on her foster sister, to whom she bonded almost instantly. Anna has a different way of communicating with people than folks expect from a dog. Her positive signals can be subtle and easy to miss or misinterpret, and she prefers the familiar, routine, and relies on the confidence of her “big sister,” to be comfortable and happy. She is a lovely animal, and it is a pleasure to see her relax and enjoy her life, and she is ready to move on. But Anna is not for everybody. Anna will need a sensitive and patient person, who ideally has a sweet confident dog, that can give Anna the space and time she’ll need to build the human bond. It will be easier for her going forward, now that she’s learned to trust someone. But her new family will need to love Anna on her terms. Please reach out if you feel you can give Anna the special love she needs.
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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.
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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.
Arrow and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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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Handsome Blake was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Emaciated and in need of medical attention shelter staff did everything they could to help Blake move forward. Unfortunately, with very limited resources available and significant medical concerns present, staff members worried that Blake would not make it out alive as the shelter was quickly reaching capacity. Fortunately, several groups started reaching out to help Blake move into the safety of a rescue. MAGSR was able to pull Blake to safety just in time.
Blake is a handsome and intelligent guy. It is apparent that he lived with a family as he knows several commands. He also seems to understand how to walk on a leash. Although it seems that someone worked with Blake at some point along his journey, we do not yet know if he is housetrained or crate trained. However, we have discovered that this guy takes direction well and seems to be a confident and stable guy. As Blake moves forward, he will meet with greatest success in a household that will provide the structure, routine, and consistency that all young GSDs crave. Blake will also benefit greatly from continued training as this will help him develop a healthy bond with his forever family.
Blake should be a good sized guy. Unfortunately, he is still so emaciated that it is hard to see his true size at this time. In addition to his skeletal frame, Blake arrived with an untreated skin condition that has caused sores and significant hair loss all along his back-end and tail. Although this is likely very uncomfortable, Blake has remained stable and friendly with our handlers. Fortunately, our amazing vetting team is already at work determining next steps for Blake. A skin scrape has been performed and bloodwork is forthcoming. Until a diagnosis is reached, Blake has been given steroids and is being monitored very closely. Blake's condition did not occur overnight. It will take time to address his medical needs in order to help Blake move forward. Please consider donating to Blake's care. Your donation will not only help us further support Blake, but it will also help us care for other dogs with medical needs. Blake is looking for an active and loving forever family that will commit to him forever. Could that be with you?
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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.
Hello everyone this is Crimson... Here's a little update: I've been with my foster daddies for 5 months now. At the beginning it was all new to me. I had a little trouble going up and down the steps but I quickly learned my zig zag move and have no more problems. I'm excited to tell every one I have not 1 but 2 beds to call my own and I enjoy both of them very much. I love watching my big screen TV aka the windows, its always on and always interesting. I get to go on several walks a day in the park across from my foster home. I have learned how to potty in the back yard and I'm pleased to inform every one I have made a couple of friends. My foster daddies take very good care of me. I have learned a few tricks as well. I'm so happy, I sleep wherever I want., especially beside my foster dad's chair and get plenty of love. I want to thank everyone for the love and continued support and hope to find my forever home soon <3
Crimson adores kids, she will pull her foster towards kids at the park. She loves getting attention from the kids.
Houston and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Handsome Houston was picked up as a stray in a busy city. He was brought to a local shelter, where staff members immediately fell in love with this sweetheart. Although Houston quickly won over the hearts and minds of the shelter staff, they knew that he needed more care than they could provide. In order to find Houston the help he needed, a rescue plea went out. MAGSR knew Houston deserved a family to call his own so we stepped in to help him.
Houston is a stable, confident and friendly guy. Although we do not know what Houston's life was like prior to his arrival at the shelter, at some point he did know love. Known to shower his handlers with affection, Houston does tend to give wiggles and kisses when first meeting new people. He's simply a lovable guy. When Houston arrived at the shelter it was highly evident that something was wrong with his front right leg. He was non weight bearing as the lower portion of his leg was hanging from the carpal area. Upon closer inspection, it was determined that Houston has a right distal radial ulna fracture. This will need to be repaired by one of our surgical specialists. Unfortunately, Houston will need to wait a few weeks as he is also suffering from a rather serious upper respiratory infection. Although he is getting the additional attention and support he needs to recover, he will need time to heal before surgery.
In addition to Houston's other medical needs, we have learned that he is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been given monthly heartworm preventatives. Houston's heartworm treatment has begun. Although treatment is expensive, this sweet boy is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Houston's medical needs. Your generosity will help us care for Houston as well as other dogs who need medical support. Houston will need some extra support over the next few months. However, with time, patience, and an amazing medical team, he will be ready for his forever home soon.Update:
Handsome Houston has been living with his foster family since the beginning of November. Due to the extent of his injuries, he has been on full crate rest since he arrived. This is essential as the bones in Houston's leg need time to heal properly. Too much pressure or activity could cause the plate in his leg to fail. Although crate restriction is not likely Houston's favorite activity, he has remained a joyful and affectionate guy throughout the past few months. With weekly vet visits to change his cast, monitor progress, and keep his skin healthy, Houston has gotten to know the staff at Paradise Animal Hospital very well. He greets them with tail wags and kisses on every visit. As sedation is needed with every visit while changing out his cast, Houston has consistently woken up from sedation with a happy, thumping tail. With some luck, Houston will hopefully be able to say goodbye to his cast forever at the end of January and begin physical therapy in February.
As Houston's skin infections have cleared up and his healing is progressing, he is now ready to start his heartworm injections. These will begin in early January. We are excited that Houston will be able to start this next step in his heartworm treatment on time as it has taken a couple of months to get his health back up to a point where we felt comfortable moving forward. Since Houston is already on strict crate rest and is crate trained, this next piece of his healing process should be very familiar to him. With so many medical needs upon arrival, Houston has been very patient with us as we handle one medical hurdle at a time. We cannot wait for the day that Houston is cast, cone, and crate free to run and play. Please consider contributing to Houston's medical needs. This happy, energetic, and inquisitive guy is just a few more months away from being ready for a forever family.
Jed and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Jed's family loved him dearly and made the difficult decision to return him to MAGSR as they felt they could no longer give him the structure and time he needed to live his best life. Although this was a difficult decision, Jed's family knew he deserved every opportunity to find a new family who would love him and could dedicate the time and energy needed to properly care for him. We promised them that we would make sure that Jed found the perfect home.
Jed recently transitioned into his foster home and we are still learning about him. As a result, Jed is still acclimating to his surroundings and does seem to feel most content in a well lit open space; however, he has slept in an impact crate with the door open all night. He is curious but cautious of new things. Due to some anxiety, Jed will pace incessantly until he is comfortable or tired. He seems to enjoy the company of dogs but their interactions. At this time those interactions have been limited and he can be a little intrusive. Jed is in many ways just a giant puppy in his mannerism. He will thrice in a household with a family that is dedicated to him and willing to work through his insecurities and anxieties. As a treat motivated guy, Jed has quickly discovered the importance of looking to his handler for guidance and direction. This will make training with him easier. As is true of all dogs, training is essential as it will not only help Jed adjust to his new household but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. If Jed sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet him today.
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Jesamine and her four sisters - Jesalyn, Jesenya, Jesibel, and Jesirae - were found by a good samaritan on the side of the road. Thinking these babies were likely dumped, this kind person collected them all and brought them to an animal clinic to make sure they were safe and healthy. Once medically cleared the pups were taken to a shelter to wait out their stray hold. Although these girls are playful and interactive, the shelter is no place for babies. When asked if we could help these little ladies move forward, we immediately made arrangements to welcome them into the MAGSR family.
Jesamine is playful, energetic and cute as a button. Within the safety of the MAGSR family, this little girl is just starting to learn about the joys of good food, a soft bed, and a loving household. Jesamine is ready to move forward with a forever family that will provide her with the love, care, and attention that this little pup so clearly deserves. Although Jesamine is an absolute doll, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy energy which results in endless puppy antics. They will get into things, whine, and will chew on inappropriate items. With time, training, patience, and socialization, Jesamine will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. Jesamine is looking for a forever home that will commit to her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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Jesibel and her four sisters - Jesalyn, Jesamine, Jesenya, and Jesirae - were found by a good samaritan on the side of the road. Thinking these babies were likely dumped, this kind person collected them all and brought them to an animal clinic to make sure they were safe and healthy. Once medically cleared the pups were taken to a shelter to wait out their stray hold. Although these girls are playful and interactive, the shelter is no place for babies. When asked if we could help these little ladies move forward, we immediately made arrangements to welcome them into the MAGSR family.
Jesibel is adorable, playful and intelligent. Within the safety of the MAGSR family, this little girl is just starting to learn about the joys of good food, a soft bed, and a loving household. Jesibel is ready to move forward with a forever family that will provide her with the love, care, and attention that this little pup so clearly deserves. Although Jesibel is an absolute doll, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy energy which results in endless puppy antics. They will get into things, whine, and will chew on inappropriate items. With time, training, patience, and socialization, Jesibel will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. Jesibel is looking for a forever home that will commit to her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?Update:
Jesibel may be the smallest of her sisters but she is also the bravest and smartest! Only two days in and she is learning to ask to go outside to potty. We positively reinforce proper bathroom habits and she is very food motivated--she's even tried to "fake pee" for her treat! A champ for nail trimmings and baths, she is an easy house guest, especially for a 9 week old puppy! She enjoys play wrestling with our resident cat and will run to Jesamine's aid if she thinks the cat has gained the upper hand. She is also a grade A snuggle bug who loves to be as close to you as possible. Sometimes the noises she makes convince me she is more Gremlin than German Shepherd, but it really just increases her cute factor. She is going to be such a cool dog as she grows into her personality and discovers the world around her!
Keagen and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Keagan and his buddy, Bridget, were surrendered to a shelter. The family did not provide the shelter with a reason for the surrender. However, once in their care, it became clear to shelter staff that these two dogs had not always been treated kindly. Timid and unsure, both dogs can be fearful with new people and situations. However, given time and support, both Bridget and Keagan have shown that they are sweet dogs. Although shelter staff enjoyed both dogs, they recognized that Bridget and Keagan would have their best chance at finding their forever families if they were placed in a breed specific rescue. We were more than happy to welcome both dogs into the MAGSR family.
Keagan is one handsome guy. Although a little more outgoing than his sister, Keagan is still shy when it comes to new people and in new situations. His forever family will need to keep a close eye on Keagan as he adjusts to his new life and household. Having likely been mistreated in her previous home, Keagan can be a little unsure when approached quickly. However, when given a chance to adjust, Keagan does enjoy attention from his people. A stable environment with clear routines and structure will go a long way with this guy. He will thrive with structure, leadership, and love. As is true of all dogs, it is critical that Keagan participate in training early on with his new family. Training will not only help Keagan develop the confidence he needs to become a stable adult, but it will also help him create a strong and healthy bond with his forever family. Keagan is looking for a patient family that will commit to him for a lifetime, could that be with you?
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.
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!
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Sweet Lucky is looking for a calm and patient household that will commit to him for a lifetime.
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Monica, her mom, and her six siblings - Amy, Joe, Mikey, Jill, Phoebe, and Rachael - were dumped on a country road in the south. Covered in ringworm, emaciated, and clearly not well cared for, this little family needed help and quickly. Fortunately, a good samaritan found this family and got them to the safety of a shelter. Although shelter staff did a wonderful job getting this family the help they needed, they knew that moms and puppies do not belong in a shelter environment. As a result, a rescue plea went out. When we heard that this little family needed help, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.
Monica's friendly, affectionate, and playful. She is everything that a puppy should be. Although this little girl is a joy, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy energy and antics. They get into things, whine, and will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Monica will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. Monica is looking for a loving forever household that will commit to her for a lifetime. If your family is looking for puppy kisses, antics, and wiggles, please ask to meet Monica today.Update:
What can I say about my beautiful foster Monica. She is crate trained and 99% house trained. She is a super sweet cuddleable dog that just wants everybody's attention all the time. She loves to sleep with us and she is definitely my foot warmer. If it's a cold winter night who doesn't want some Monica loving she's like your own personal heating blanket. She is 100% a puppy and has lots of energy. She walks great on a leash and will heel next to you. I also love that she's very active so long walks or even runs if you're into that would be a big benefit for her. She lives with four other dogs and a cat and does well with all of them. She loves when we work on training and she's very focused oriented so using little training treats, she will do whatever you ask of her. If Monica sounds like a good fit for your family, ask to meet her today?
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Lovely Sash was adored by her family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer continue to care for her. Recognizing that Sash deserved a family that could love her and keep her safe, they made the difficult decision to surrender her to MAGSR. We promised Sash's family that we would find Sash an amazing forever family.
Sash is a sweet girl. She is friendly and affectionate with people of all ages. Playful and a little goofy, Sash brings joy to those around her. Having lived in a household, Sash is familiar with the rules of living in a home. She is both house broken and crate trained. Although she will need to learn the new routines of her family, Sasha is ready to move forward. Having completed some training with her previous family, Sash knows many of her commands already. However, as is true of any new pup, Sash will benefit from additional training. This will help her not only develop into a stable and confident canine citizen, but it will also help her bond with her new family. If Sash sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet this delightful girl today.Update:
We have been fostering Sash for about 6 weeks now. She is a beautiful long-haired, floppy-eared girl. People often tell us how gorgeous she is. She bonded to our family very quickly. Sash is very affectionate and loves to snuggle. She is very gentle with our 6 year old son. Sash can be protective (of all of us) when other dogs get close, especially if we give those dogs attention. Due to this jealousy, she would do best as an only pet. Sash did not have much experience walking on a leash when we got her, but now she is generally very good, but will occasionally pull (and she is very strong). She loves to chew on bones and play with balls. Sash is extremely smart and food and treat motivated, which should make training fairly easy. Due to a skin condition, Sash requires regular baths with medicated shampoo. MAGSR has covered her veterinary care and her skin has vastly improved with us dutifully following her course of treatment. If you have room in your home and in your heart, ask to meet Sash today.
Schnapps and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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?
Shari and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet Shari and her three babies - Jingle, Winkey, and Duran - were picked up as strays in a busy city. This lovely little family was taken to a shelter for safety. However, recognizing that a shelter is no place for a mom and her pups, shelter staff began reaching out for rescue help. When we heard their plea, MAGSR stepped in to help this sweet little family move forward in safety.
Shari is an absolute love. Everyone that has met this girl has fallen for her lovely personality. Friendly and interactive, Shari was clearly well socialized at one point in her life. Although living on the streets was not easy, Shari did a wonderful job making sure that she and her pups survived. Now that Shari is safe and is getting all of the care, food, and attention she needs, she is ready to move forward. Shari is looking for a loving forever family that will provide her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs crave. Training will go a long way with Shari. Not only will help her develop into a good canine citizen, but it will also help her bond with her forever family.
Unfortunately, we did find out that sweet Shari is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if her family had provided her with monthly prevention. Fortunately, we have already begun Shari's treatment. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Although heartworm treatment is expensive, lovely Shari is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Shari's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Shari 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. Shari is looking for a forever family that will commit to her for a lifetime, could this be with you?
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Lovely Shortcake was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Unsure about the loud environment, Shortcake was shy with the shelter staff. However, they could tell that this little girl was a sweetheart that deserved a safe and loving forever family. Recognizing that Shortcake would not likely meet with success at the shelter, staff members began reaching out for help. MAGSR learned about Shortcake's need, and immediately welcomed her to the family.
Shortcake is an absolute doll. Although she needs a little time to warm up to new people and new situations, once comfortable, Shortcake vacillates between cuddle bug and playful pup. She is an excellent balance of young dog energy. A big fan of high-value treats, Shortcake quickly makes friends when something tasty is involved. Shortcake's treat motivation will not only provide an excellent motivator for socialization with new people, but it will also help her in training. Training will go a long way with Shortcake. It will help her bond to her forever family as well as provide the foundation needed to develop into a stable and confident adult. Shortcake is looking for a loving family that will provide her with the routine and structure that all GSDs crave. If you feel that your household is the right match for Shortcake, ask to meet this little love bug today.
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Sweet Sissy is a survivor. She was picked up as a stray in the south with an embedded collar, missing fur, and highly emaciated. Animal control officers quickly recognized that Sissy had endured a significant amount of pain and suffering. However, despite all that she had experienced, Sissy remains a sweet girl. Officers worked hard to begin to help Sissy move forward while also looking for rescue placement for this girl. When MAGSR heard about Sissy's story, we immediately welcomed her to the family.
Sissy is beautiful, intelligent girl. Due to her history, she is unsure when placed in new environments and with new people. Sissy needs time to adjust to new situations. With time, patience, and routine, Sissy will warm up to her people. However, she will meet with most success with a stable and confident household. Still learning that people can be kind and caring, it is important that her forever family recognize that a go slow approach is necessary as Sissy moves forward. Training and continued socialization are imperative as Sissy moves forward. Not only will training help Sissy bond to her new family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. If Sissy sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet this sweetheart today.
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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?
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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.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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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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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!