All MAGSR Dogs Available for Adoption

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Apollo

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 9 years
Color: Tan & White
Current Size: 138 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

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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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MAGSR ID: 9445

Bailey

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 73 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Return

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

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DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Bailey was adored by her family. They knew she was a special girl and ensured that she had endless love, attention, and plenty of toys. However, when an unexpected event took place, they were unable to keep Bailey and provide her with the life they knew she deserved. Recognizing that we would provide Bailey with everything she needed to meet with success, her family made the heartbreaking decision to return her to the MAGSR. Knowing this was a very difficult decision, we promised we would find Bailey the perfect forever family. 

Bailey is an active, intelligent, and playful girl. She loves her people fiercely and gives them every ounce of affection she has. With some very strong GSD traits, Bailey is loyal, protective, and on point. She tends to notice everything around her and keeps an eye on her people at all times.  As a girl with a high prey drive, smaller creatures can be a little too enticing for Bailey. She finds joy in chasing small creatures, such as rabbits and squirrels, and will need to be monitored closely if they are out and about with her. Fond of the outdoors, Bailey is always up for a long walk, hike, or adventure. She takes cues well from the handler and knows many commands. Lucky to have lived in a loving household for a few years, Bailey has developed a solid understanding of and appreciation for toys; she is hoping her forever family enjoys them too! She loves to play ball and can't help but enjoy a good squeaky toy. With a few years of experience living in a home, Bailey has also developed an affinity for a soft bed. She loves cuddling up on her dog bed and doesn't mind having a dog bed or two in the house just to change up viewpoints throughout the day. Although Bailey is crate trained and housebroken, once settled, she prefers to be out and about. This seems to keep her more settled throughout the day. As is true of all shepherds Bailey will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Providing clear boundaries and expectations will help Bailey meet with success. Bailey has already completed some basic training; however, she is always up for more! Continued training is essential to Bailey's success. Not only will it help her develop her canine citizenship skills, but it will also help her develop a strong and healthy bond with her forever family. 

If your family is looking for an active girl who will fill your days with doggy smiles, squeaky toys, and plenty of exercise, Bailey is your girl. 

Update:

I am a 5 yr old girl with a lot of spunk.  I get real excited when it's time to go out.  I like people, but I'm reactive to other dogs.  I am good with my commands, I am crate trained, I like laying at my human's feet in the evenings.  When my people leave, I get all upset, I seem to do better when left out of  my crate.  I have a good appetite and take treats gently, and I'm good on walks. I feel like Super Girl, can jump a 5 ft door at the kennel.  I like to play with stuffed toys, I'm not a big fan of balls.  I like to play in the pool at the kennel.  If I sound like the dog for you, I'm looking for my forever home.


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MAGSR ID: 13012

Bubba

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 66 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Bodacious Bubba and his pal, Suzie, were picked up as strays in the south. Although both dogs were friendly, when the pair arrived in an overcrowded shelter they were on borrowed time. Unfortunately, with numbers at critical levels in most places, many shelters are struggling to keep up with the number of animals needing placement. Hoping to ensure that as many animals as possible make it out alive, shelter staff are doing everything they can to transfer dogs to reputable groups. When Bubba and Suzie were not claimed by a family, they were both placed on the list to be euthanized. Knowing that these dogs deserved the chance to move forward, a plea went out to the GSD community for help. Although we were also sitting near capacity, we knew both dogs were out of options. Team MAGSR began working with other groups in the area to pull both dogs to safety at the last second. 

Bubba is a stunning guy. Clearly an intelligent boy, Bubba is food motivated and is ready to start learning the ins and outs of becoming a good canine citizen. Friendly, adventurous, and active, Bubba, like his buddy, Suzie, has a healthy supply of shepherd energy. As a result, he is looking for a forever family that will exercise both his body and his mind on a daily basis. This will help Bubba develop the stability and confidence needed to become a healthy adult dog. In many ways a blank slate, Bubba does not yet know general leash manners or household expectations. However, as a motivated guy, we know he will pick up these skills quickly. Fortunately, our volunteers have already begun working with Bubba to develop some basic manners. Moving forward, training will be critical to Bubba's success. Not only will training help Bubba develop a healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Bubba is looking for an active family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs crave. If this handsome boy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Bubba today!

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MAGSR ID: 14713

Buddy

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

Buddy and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:

DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Buddy joined the MAGSR family as an owner-surrender with two of his litter mates - Buster and Cooper. Although his previous family loved him, they were overwhelmed by the number of dogs in their care and decided that it was in the boys' best interest to find rescue placement. So, they made the decision to surrender the pups to MAGSR. We know this was a very difficult decision, but we also know that their family wanted these boys to have endless love, attention, and opportunities. We promised Buddy's family that we would find him an incredible forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Buddy is a playful, energetic, and all around incredible guy. Living with a foster family, Buddy has had the joy of living in an incredible home where he is benefiting from personalized love and attention twenty-four hours a day. His foster family often compares sweet Buddy to an onion. Every day he opens up a new layer and reveals more of his phenomenal personality. Although it is clear this guy is special, Buddy can be a little weary of new people and places; however, when given a chance to warm up, he is eager to please and bonds quickly to his people. As a silly guy, Buddy even gets the puppy wiggles when his favorite people say hi.  As is true of his brothers, Buddy is crate trained and understands that the crate is a safe space. He has also learned some of the rules of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, Buddy will need time to learn the specific ins and outs of his forever family. Buddy, like all shepherds, will thrive in an environment that has structure, routine, and leadership. Food motivated and a huge fan of praise, Buddy will be the star pupil at training. Training and continued socialization are critical to Buddy's success. Socialization is important as it will provide Buddy with the confidence to navigate his environment. Training is essential as it will help Buddy create a strong and healthy relationship with his forever family. Buddy is hoping to find a forever family that loves outside adventures, daily playtime, and endless cuddles. If Buddy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Buddy has now been with us for three weeks. What a joy this has been. He has fit in very well and has learned lots of new things. His obedience training is going well and he has learned sit, stay, wait, paw, come, leash on and leash off. He is very active but settles down well at night time. No crate. However, he will go in his crate if you ask him to and is quiet. If you want a German Shepherd, like the ones on photographic pictures,  he doesn’t fit that description. If you want a dog that loves you, is loyal, and just adores being with his people, he’ fit right in. He isn’t perfect, he’s just a puppy. He just loves to be loved and return it many times over. He greets strangers well and gets along with other dogs. He does still need to be supervised with cats but is making progress.


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MAGSR ID: 14476

Cal

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 months 1 week
Color: Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Emmie and her seven adorable babies (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) were dumped at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although Emmie knew that her future was uncertain, she also knew that the 7 little ones (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) that she brought with her were also in danger. As puppy season is in full swing, many furry families of all sizes are finding themselves in tough situations where, unfortunately, many animals do not make it out alive. Fortunately, for this special family, shelter staff began working with a network of rescues to find options, a loving foster family, and the medical support needed to move forward. MAGSR was lucky to have so many people pulling together to help this family move forward into our care. We are honored to move them forward. 

Emmie and her pups have been lucky to have lived in a loving foster family. This gave them all the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of living in a home. All of the babies did an incredible job with their foster family and have since moved onto foster homes where they are getting additional love and attention in smaller groups. Cal is friendly, goofy, and an interactive guy. He loves his furry siblings but is also happy to hang out with other dogs and people. Having already begun socializing with new people, animals, and in new environments, Cal is already building a solid foundation. It is imperative that his family continue this process as he moves forward. Cal, like all dogs, will thrive in a home with structure, routine, and leadership. With the right set-up, we know this little sweetheart will be impressive. Although Cal is special, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Cal will become a stable and confident adult. Cal is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Cal is our little kisser – he is a ball of energy and loves to play and then check in for a kiss.  He loves to play with his brother Murray and explore every inch of the backyard.  He is very bright and curious. He has figured out how to open the gate in the kitchen if it is not locked! He is beginning to recognize potty expectations, but hey, he is only 10 weeks old, so he misses sometimes. He's a typical puppy so messes are expected! He is also starting to work on leash walking a bit in the yard.


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MAGSR ID: 14691

Cooper

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 64 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 72 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Charming Cooper joined the MAGSR family as an owner-surrender with two of his littermates - Buster and Buddy. Although his previous family loved him, they were overwhelmed by the number of dogs in their care and decided that it was in the boys' best interest to find rescue placement. So, they made the decision to surrender the pups to MAGSR. We know this was a very difficult decision, but we also know that their family wanted these boys to have endless love, attention, and opportunities. We promised Cooper's family that we would find him an incredible forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Cooper is an intelligent and energetic guy. Quick to pick-up new skills, Cooper is drawn to a calm, confident handler that provides leadership and structure. Although Cooper is an amazing guy, it can take him a few minutes to warm up to new people and situations. Once given the time to adjust and build trust, Cooper relaxes and responds well to the handler. Having lived in a home with other dogs and older kids, Cooper did well with the pack and enjoyed the company of all members of his family. As is true of his brothers, Cooper is crate trained and understands that the crate is a safe and calm place. Cooper will thrive in an environment that has structure, routine, and leadership. As a young guy, Cooper has plenty of energy and enjoys his playtime. He is hoping to find an active forever family that will give him opportunities to learn and play during the day and plenty of snuggles at night. Moving forward, it is critical that Cooper's family provide him with continued socialization and training. These vital components are essential to his success. If your family is looking for a handsome, playful, and adventurous guy, ask to meet Cooper today!

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MAGSR ID: 14466

Ellie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Some, with proper introduction

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DESCRIPTION:

Over the winter our emergency line received a call from a shelter in California that one of our senior dogs had been surrendered without our knowledge. As is true of many rescues, our dogs are family and we do not leave them behind. We needed to get this dog back home to MAGSR so that she could move forward with a family that would cherish and protect her throughout her golden years. However, as California is not exactly in our backyard, we began reaching out to rescues near the shelter and were beyond lucky to find CalPaws K9 Rescue. Their incredible team worked with us to get our dog out of the shelter, vetted, and transported back home. We were beyond grateful for all of their support and told them that if help was needed in the future, we would do what we could to repay the favor. This past May, CalPaws asked us for a favor in return when they were faced with a critical situation requiring a fast response. A backyard breeder in their area had endured some significant medical issues and the decision was made that all of the dogs on the property needed to leave within the week. The breeder was housing a large number of dogs, primarily German Shepherds, ranging in age from puppies to six years old. It is estimated that there were at least 25 German Shepherds at the breeder's property, although as CalPaws began working with the property owner, it was thought that the actual number may be higher. With such a large number of dogs needing help, multiple rescues stepped forward to be part of the solution. We joined the effort to help and were able to welcome a couple of dogs to the safety of the MAGSR family. 

Exuberant Ellie made the journey across the country in early June. This lovely lady had never placed a paw off of the property prior to her removal at the end of May. Although many precautions were put into place before anyone was moved, it was known that this change would be extremely stressful for every dog involved. Everything and everyone would be new to this girl. Ellie safely made her way across the country thanks to an amazing pair of transporters. Upon her arrival she was placed with one of our experienced foster families as we knew she would likely need a little extra support decompressing and adjusting to the world around her. Over the last few weeks, MAGSR has been supporting Ellie as she works through the decompression process. She, like all shepherds, thrives with structure, routine, and leadership. A set routine with clear and achievable guidelines has helped significantly throughout the decompression process. At this time, Ellie is housebroken and crate trained. She easily goes into the crate but will talk for a while when her people leave the household. Although things like stairs, doorways, and household appliances were a shock upon arrival, Ellie has adjusted very well. She now does stairs like a pro and comfortably walks through doorways. Well behaved in the car, Ellie is happy to hop in and go for a ride. She keeps everyone in the car nice and safe with a few warning barks if someone gets too close. An incredible fan of toys, Ellie loves to play ball, chew on bones, and toss around a stuffy. She still isn't quite sure how to "play" with her human companions, but she definitely is entertaining. This sweet girl is hoping that her forever family has plenty of dog toys ready for daily fun. Understandably anxious and unsure when in new places, meeting new people, and encountering other animals, Ellie can respond reactively to the unknown. We have found that a strong, healthy bond with an experienced handler helps Ellie meet with success. Repeated opportunities and clear expectations have been helpful as Ellie learns about the world around her. Her foster family has been working hard to socialize Ellie within the community. However, her forever family will need to continue to work with Ellie on a daily basis to develop these skills. Training will be critical to her success. Not only will training help Ellie develop a healthy and trusting relationship with her forever family, but it will also help her gain the skills needed to develop into a stable and confident dog. Ellie has been through many challenges over the last month or so. However, she keeps moving forward. Ellie is looking for a patient and structured forever family that will provide daily exercise, evening cuddles, and endless opportunities to grow. If Ellie sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today. 

 

 

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MAGSR ID: 14838

Ember

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

The Fall puppies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato (Tator) - were an accidental litter. Raised together with their parents, these dogs have had the chance to learn many doggy social skills. Although their human family enjoyed the puppies, it can be difficult to care for a large litter and challenging to find safe and loving homes. Recognizing that the Fall puppies would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue, their family contacted MAGSR. We promised that we would find each pup a safe and loving forever family that would cherish these babies for a lifetime. 

The Fall puppies are very large babies for their age. They are clearly big fans of food. Having spent time outside, these babies love the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors. So, they are hoping their forever families love adventures. Although these babies have been socialized well with their doggy family, they have not been exposed to many new people or situations. Socialization is critical to their success. Recognizing that social skills are essential as the Fall puppies move forward, our amazing volunteers are already beginning this process. Learning the ins and outs of living in a household, these babies are learning the joys of endless toys, comfortable beds, and loads of love. As they continue to move forward, all six babies will strive in households that will provide the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds crave. 

Although these babies are absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless antics. With time, training, and patience, all 6 babies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato - will develop into good canine citizens. If one of the Fall puppies sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet these fluffy bundles of joy today!

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MAGSR ID: 13694

Esme

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 66 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Many things get better with age-cheese, wine, cowboy boots and Esme! She’s not going to hike the Appalachian Trail with you, but she would love to go for a walk in the morning and then come back and sit by your side while you have a second cup of coffee. Or if walking is not your thing, Esme is happy to take a spin around the backyard then keep you company for the day. With those big, beautiful ears, Esme is a great listener and will even give you a head tilt or two if your conversations with her involve a treat. An amazing companion, Esme is looking for a family that enjoys a good cuddle and an easy-going lifestyle. 

Found as a stray in the area, Esme was taken to the local shelter where she waited for her family to come and claim her. Although this girl impressed shelter staff with her friendly demeanor, when no one stepped forward to claim her, everyone got a little worried. Like so many shelters these days, the shelter that welcomed Esme into their care was over capacity. Although they try to do everything they can to find placements in adoptive and foster homes, or in rescues, senior dogs at a crowded shelter are always at risk. Fortunately, a plea was put out to rescues in the area, with an incredible foster ready to open her home to Esme, MAGSR happily welcomed her to the family. Fosters make such a difference in our ability to save lives. We are so excited that Esme is in a safe and loving home. 

At this time, Esme is settling into her foster family. She has done well with the resident dogs and is curious about the cat. As is true of all dogs, Esme craves structure, routine, and leadership. She may not need to spend her days chasing a ball for hours, but she does enjoy some play time, plenty of snuggles, and a good nap. Adjusting well to the household, it seems that Esme already knows many of the ins and outs of living indoors. Although she is making significant strides, her forever family will need to be patient as she makes one final adjustment to the routines and expectations of her forever family. True of all dogs, Esme will thrive with training. Not only will training help Esme create a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Esme is looking for an amazing family that will cherish her throughout her golden years. If you are looking for a great companion, look no further than Esme. 

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MAGSR ID: 14757

Falcor

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: White
Current Size: 78 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Fabulous Falcor was picked up as a stray in the south. Brought to a shelter sitting at critical capacity in January, Falcor hoped a family would come quick and claim him. Although he did well with other people and dogs, the minute his stray hold lifted, Falcor was placed on the list to be euthanized as spaces are simply not available. Recognizing that Falcor deserved a chance to move forward, another rescue pulled him and began addressing his medical needs. Falcor did very well in the other rescue; however, they knew that this handsome guy would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue. When asked if we could welcome this guy into the MAGSR family, our team stepped forward and the rest is history.

When he first arrived at the shelter, Falcor was underweight, dirty, and positive for heartworm. Fortunately, since arriving in rescue care, his medical needs have been addressed. Falcor is now a good size, a stunning guy, and has completed the large majority of his heartworm treatment. He will be off restriction in another week or so and will be able to go back to being a typical dog again. As is true of many young dogs, Falcor will thrive with structure, routine, consistency, and leadership. Outgoing and interactive, Falcor has typical young dog energy. Without much in the way of training or leash manners, prior to his arrival, Falcor is, in many ways, a clean slate. Our volunteers are already working with him to develop these skills. A smart guy, Falcor is looking for a calm and confident handler that will take him on daily adventures keeping both his body and his mind engaged. Training will go a long way with this boy. Not only will training help Falcor build a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help Falcor develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Falcor is a stunning young guy who is looking for an active family that will cherish him for a lifetime, could that family be you?

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MAGSR ID: 14685

Hemi

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 78 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 88 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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Handsome Hemi was picked up as a stray in the south. He was brought to a shelter while he waited for his family to come and claim him. Although this sweet guy waited patiently, no one stepped forward for Hemi. As shelters are struggling to meet the overwhelming needs within their communities, unfortunately, many dogs are euthanized as stray holds end. With an amazing personality, shelter staff worried that Hemi wouldn't survive if help didn't arrive fast. Recognizing that a rescue plea was his last chance, the call for help was sent out. Although we were also just about at capacity, team MAGSR knew that Hemi was special. We welcomed him to the family and promised to find him an amazing home. 

Hemi is sweet as pie and quickly wins over everyone he meets. Clearly well socialized by someone along his journey, this guy is a lover. In our care he has also done well with other dogs. Although clearly a happy guy, Hemi is also a big, powerful guy. Social, but lacking manners, Hemi is just beginning to learn that those big paws of his belong on the ground. It is clear that general rules and expectations were not in place prior to his arrival. This has made Hemi a clean slate. Hemi is looking for a patient family that will both teach him the ins and outs of living in a household and the expectations of walking on a leash. He will thrive with structure, routine, and clear leadership in place. As he moves forward, it is critical that Hemi participate in training. Training will not only help Hemi create a strong bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have just discovered that Hemi is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he was kept on monthly preventatives. Heartworm treatment is expensive. However, we know that Hemi is more than worth the cost. He will be undergoing heartworm treatment and taking it easy over the next few months. Please consider donating to Hemi's care. Not only will your donation help Hemi move forward, but it will help us continue to welcome dogs with medical needs. Hemi is hoping to find an incredible forever family that will have the time, patience, and leadership needed to help him succeed. If Hemi sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

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MAGSR ID: 14729

Izzy

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Incredible Izzy was picked up as a stray in the south. Although she was lucky to be picked up and brought to a shelter, unfortunately, with overwhelming numbers of homeless animals everywhere, her life remained in danger. Although shelter staff did everything they could to find her family, when no one stepped forward after her stray hold, Izzy found herself in a scary situation. Recognizing that Izzy, like so many others, deserved a chance to move forward safely, a plea for rescue placement was sent out to the GSD community. When asked if we could welcome Izzy to the MAGSR family, our team knew we were the right people to move this lovely girl forward. 

Incredible Izzy is a bright, friendly, and energetic girl. She is looking for a family that will include her on their adventures keeping her body and her mind well exercised. Clearly well socialized prior to her arrival, Izzy loves her people and has done well with large furry friends. Although Izzy has begun developing a solid foundation, it is critical that her forever family continues to socialize her with new people, other animals, and in new environments. This will help Izzy continue to develop into a stable and confident adult. We do not know much about Izzy's past, but we do know that she has a bright future. As Izzy may not have much experience in a loving household, she will benefit from time and patience in her new home. With structure, routine, and leadership, Izzy will thrive. An intelligent girl, Izzy will be the star pupil at training. Not only will training help Izzy create a strong, healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Izzy is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided had she been provided a monthly preventative. Heartworm treatment is expensive; however, Izzy is clearly more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Izzy's care. Your donation will not only help Izzy continue to move forward, but it will also help us continue to support dogs with medical needs. Izzy will need to take it easy over the next few months as she undergoes heartworm treatment. She is hoping to take it easy while settling in with her forever family. If Izzy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this incredible girl today!

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MAGSR ID: 14661

Jason

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Jovial Jason was picked up as a stray in the south. When he arrived at a shelter, it was discovered that he had a large, open wound on his back leg. As this shelter, like so many others, was sitting above capacity, once Jason's stray hold was completed, he was placed on the list to be euthanized. This handsome guy was incredibly lucky as he was pulled at the last minute by another rescue. Although they knew that Jason would need to be transferred to another rescue, this group knew that Jason deserved every opportunity to move forward safely. 

Jason was fortunate to have been in a foster home for a few months before moving into the MAGSR family. During this time he was able to begin receiving the medical support needed to start the healing process. With debris cleaned out of his leg, medication provided, and six weeks of rehab in place, Jason's leg healed nicely allowing him to return to regular activities and playtime. Having endless opportunities to socialize with other large dogs, Jason greatly enjoys play time. He has an active and enthusiastic play style. However, we have learned that he gets a little too excited about cats and farm animals. He will not be placed in a home with these creatures. Having lived in a home, Jason has begun to learn the ins and outs of living in a household. He is housebroken and crate trained. As is true of all dogs, Jason will need time to adjust to the expectations, structure, and routines of his forever family. With time, patience, and leadership, we know he will succeed. As Jason moves forward, training will be key to his success. Training will not only help Jason create a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Jason is heartworm positive. This prognosis could have been prevented if Jason has been provided with monthly preventatives. Although heartworm treatment is expensive, MAGSR knows that Jason is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Jason's treatment. Not only will your donation help Jason get the care he needs, but it will also help us welcome other dogs with medical needs. Jason's treatment has already begun and he is more than half-way finished! He will need to take it easy over the next month or so as he finishes up. Jason is an amazing guy that is hoping to find a family that will love him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

Update:

Jovial Jason has been living with a foster while undergoing heartworm treatment.  He loves to play, chew his toys, and rolls right over for a belly rub.  He’s an energetic love-bug and no-doubt looking forward to being free of heartworms.  Jason is very enthusiastic and will need a family committed to exercising him both mentally and physically.


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MAGSR ID: 14602

Lolly

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Lolly is a four year old, altered female looking for her forever home.  She has amazing qualities despite her rough start found as a stray in the south with her sibling, surviving a parvo outbreak, being rescued down south and waiting patiently for another rescue to take her in.  Once in MAGSRs care, she required having some of her front teeth removed as she had ground them down chewing on metal kennel cages.  Lolly also has a slight hip issue but it is being managed well with some exercise activities, medication and supplements.  Lolly gets along with other easy going dogs and is so sweet! Once she warms up she just loves to be with her humans for pets and snuggles.  One look into her beautiful brown eyes and you can’t help but smile. She is crate trained, house broken and knows ins and outs of household living.  Come and see this adorable girl! 

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MAGSR ID: 14300

Mabel

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Mable was picked up as a stray in the south. When she arrived at the shelter, it was highly evident that this girl needed help. Extremely emaciated, still lactating from a recent litter, heartworm positive, and suffering from dislocated hip and a fractured pelvis, shelter staff knew this girl was in rough shape. Although she was unable to walk, Mabel was still all tail wags and love as she attempted to interact with shelter staff, particularly when they brought high-value treats to say hi. Recognizing that they did not have the resources to help Mabel, the shelter added her to their list to be euthanized as a way to end her suffering rather than leave her in pain and without proper care. Fortunately, a foster for another rescue in the area stepped up for Mabel at the last second and she was pulled just in time. 

Living in the safety of a loving and experienced foster home, Mabel started the long path toward recovery. Strengthening her system for the road ahead, Mabel began gaining some much needed weight. With good nutrition and the chance to begin healing, Mabel made the progress needed to start addressing her health concerns. A few weeks ago, Mabel underwent surgery for her hip and pelvis. She was a champ throughout the entire process and is recovering nicely. As the healing process is moving along as expected and Mabel is feeling much more like a healthy dog again, her foster mom knew it was time to find a breed specific rescue for Mabel so that she could move forward with . Knowing we could help Mabel complete the rest of her medical journey as well as find her an amazing forever home. Mabel is still healing from a FHO but is mobile and doing well. She needs restricted walks and should not be bouncing around for a few more weeks. As Mabel is heartworm positive, she will be on restricted exercise moving forward. Due to the condition in which she arrived in foster care, Mabel needed to gain strength and weight before heartworm treatment could begin. As these milestones have been met, Mabel can begin this next process. Mabel is good with other dogs and people. She is unknown for kids and cats. 

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MAGSR ID: 14674

Marmaduke

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 11 months 1 week
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 53 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet Marmaduke is a little fighter. Having wandered up to a home with his brother the puppies were sick, filled with worms, underfed, dirty, and in need of help. Luckily the boys wandered up to the right home as the owners immediately contacted their local animal services so they could work together to get the boys everything they needed. Although appointments were put into place and rescuers were contacted for help, Marmaduke's brother passed away during the night on their second night. Recognizing that the boys were sicker than anyone realized, Marmaduke was rushed to the vet. Although everyone was hoping their worst fears were not true, unfortunately, Marmaduke popped positive for parvovirus. This disease is preventable with proper vaccinations. However, once it sets in it can take many lives. Having lost his brother and weak from everything the two had endured, we were not sure if Marmaduke would have the strength to fight. However, we also knew this little guy deserved every chance make a full recovery. So, MAGSR began working with the local shelter, a local foster, and an incredible veterinary team to ensure that Marmaduke was provided with everything he needed. As is true of many dogs suffering from parvo, Marmaduke did need to be admitted for round-the-clock care. 

Fortunately, our little fighter clearly wants to survive and has done well with the support provided. He has been released from the hospital and one of our amazing foster families has welcomed him into their home. Although this is a huge step, Marmaduke is still being monitored very closely and is receiving daily medical support. We are hoping that he continues to rest and recover so that when he is ready, this sweet and affectionate guy will find a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. As is true of all parvo puppies, Marmaduke's care is expensive. However, MAGSR knows that he is worth every penny. Please consider donating to Marmaduke's medical needs. Not only will this help us continue to meet his needs, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs who would not have survived without extensive medical intervention. 

Marmaduke is a special guy who has already survived more than he should have at such a young age. Our entire team is hoping he keeps fighting so that, when he is ready, he can live out his life with an incredible forever family.

Update:

The puppy of the century!!! We absolutely love him! What an amazing doggo!

He is house trained.


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MAGSR ID: 14311

Meenie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 months 1 week
Color: Tan
Current Size: 12 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Emmie and her seven adorable babies (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) were dumped at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although Emmie knew that her future was uncertain, she also knew that the 7 little ones (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) that she brought with her were also in danger. As puppy season is in full swing, many furry families of all sizes are finding themselves in tough situations where, unfortunately, many animals do not make it out alive. Fortunately, for this special family, shelter staff began working with a network of rescues to find options, a loving foster family, and the medical support needed to move forward. MAGSR was lucky to have so many people pulling together to help this family move forward into our care. We are honored to move them forward. 

Emmie and her pups have been lucky to have lived in a loving foster family. This gave them all the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of living in a home. All of the babies did an incredible job with their foster family and have since moved onto foster homes where they are getting additional love and attention in smaller groups. Meenie is a sweet and snuggly girl who loves other dogs of all sizes and thinks that cats could be pretty cool too, if only they'd play with her. Meenie loves her chew toys and is slowly catching on to the joys of fetch. Meenie is an intelligent observer pup - she's bold enough to approach a stranger or new animal and smart enough to take their cues regarding how to proceed. Meenie is already well on her way to being crate trained and housebroken with only an occasional accident in the home. Like any puppy, she thrives when supported by clear boundaries, patience, and a mountain of love and chew toys. This is so helpful when learning the routines of her home. Having already begun socializing with new people, animals, and in new environments, Meenie is already building a solid foundation. It is imperative that her family continue this process as she moves forward. With the right set-up, we know this little darling will be impressive. Although Meenie is special, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Meenie will become a stable and confident adult. Meenie is looking for a forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today!

Update:

She is an absolute doll. Showing how smart of a gal she is, she's doing great learning potty training and crate training. She's an absolute cuddlebug and loves every dog and person that she's met. 


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MAGSR ID: 14697

Miney

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 months 1 day
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 18 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Emmie and her seven adorable babies (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) were dumped at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although Emmie knew that her future was uncertain, she also knew that the 7 little ones (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) that she brought with her were also in danger. As puppy season is in full swing, many furry families of all sizes are finding themselves in tough situations where, unfortunately, many animals do not make it out alive. Fortunately, for this special family, shelter staff began working with a network of rescues to find options, a loving foster family, and the medical support needed to move forward. MAGSR was lucky to have so many people pulling together to help this family move forward into our care. We are honored to move them forward. 

Emmie and her pups have been lucky to have lived in a loving foster family. This gave them all the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of living in a home. All of the babies did an incredible job with their foster family and have since moved onto foster homes where they are getting additional love and attention in smaller groups. Miney is a confident and playful girl. She is curious and always ready for an adventure. However, when playtime is finished, she is beyond happy to curl up with her people. Having already begun socializing with new people, animals, and in new environments, Miney is already building a solid foundation. It is imperative that her family continue this process as she moves forward. Miney, like all dogs, will thrive in a home with structure, routine, and leadership. With the right set-up, we know this little cutie will be impressive. Although Miney is special, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Miney will become a stable and confident adult. Miney is looking for a forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today!

Update:

Miney is a sweet, energetic pup who loves to play with her foster mom's two German Shepherds. She is pretty submissive to them and likes to follow their leads. As a water dog, Miney loves to play in the puppy pool and has even tried laying in the pool while sunbathing. She does amazingly well with dog puzzles and loves snuffle mats too. As is typical with many young dogs, Miney benefits from daily mental and physical exercise to keep her balanced; she loves the routine and clearly enjoys a familiar schedule. Playful and energetic, she loves to play fetch and will bring the ball back every time! Having experienced the joy of living in a foster home, Miney does well in the crate and is working hard to solidify her potty training. She sleeps from 9pm-5am every night! As socialization is critical to her success, Miney has had many opportunities to interact with dogs and people. When out and about she does well on leash and maintains social norms. It is very important that her forever family continue this trend. Although well-behaved with other dogs, Miney has shown that chasing the resident cat is a good time. However, since she is still young, continued practice with and clear boundaries with a future cat are still an option. Miney will be an amazing addition to her future family! 


Update:

Miney is well-loved in her foster home and has a blast exploring the world. As a big snuggler, she loves to curl up under a blankie. Typical of a clever working dog, Miney does really well when given toys that keep her mentally stimulated - she loves her peanut butter Kongs and she's always up to a challenge when she has to work to find her food, like when it's spread out in a snuffle mat or a knotted towel. Now that she's up-to-date on her shots, she can explore all sorts of public places. She absolutely loves walks; as soon as she sees her harness, she runs to the door excitedly! She deserves a loving home with at least one loving human partner to take her on more amazing adventures. Will you be that home?


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MAGSR ID: 14709

Murray


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 months 1 week
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Emmie and her seven adorable babies (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) were dumped at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although Emmie knew that her future was uncertain, she also knew that the 7 little ones (Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) that she brought with her were also in danger. As puppy season is in full swing, many furry families of all sizes are finding themselves in tough situations where, unfortunately, many animals do not make it out alive. Fortunately, for this special family, shelter staff began working with a network of rescues to find options, a loving foster family, and the medical support needed to move forward. MAGSR was lucky to have so many people pulling together to help this family move forward into our care. We are honored to move them forward. 

Emmie and her pups have been lucky to have lived in a loving foster family. This gave them all the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of living in a home. All of the babies did an incredible job with their foster family and have since moved onto foster homes where they are getting additional love and attention in smaller groups. Murray is friendly, playful, and an interactive guy who loves to join in and snuggle with everyone. He loves his furry siblings but is also happy to hang out with other dogs and people. Having already begun socializing with new people, animals, and in new environments, Murray is already building a solid foundation. It is imperative that his family continue this process as he moves forward. Murray, like all dogs, will thrive in a home with structure, routine, and leadership. With the right set-up, we know this little sweetheart will be impressive. Although Murray is special, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Murray will become a stable and confident adult. Murray is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Murray is a social dynamo.  He enjoys being with people and particularly enjoys a good long nap on a lap.  He loves to instigate play with his siblings and the larger dogs in the house.  If his eyes are open, he is on the move! He is also farthest along in the housebreaking – he will scratch the back door when he needs to go out.  HOORAY!  He is only 10 weeks old, so he still has a way to go but off to a great start   He is also starting to work on leash walking a bit in the yard.


Update:

Little Mur-man is an awesome little pup and a delight in and out of the house. He plays with his foster cousins like a pro: he has lots of fun with our 18mo pup who's taught him the tricks of the trade and respects our older girl's boundaries wonderfully. He definitely enjoys playtime, but has shown an incredible talent for... sitting! When he doesn't know what to do, he just sits right down. Such a good boy, and we know he'll make an amazing addition to his future family.


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MAGSR ID: 14692

Obie

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Obie was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter where he waited patiently for his family to come and claim him. Unfortunately, no one stepped forward for this handsome guy. So, he waited patiently for a new family of his very own. As he waited, the shelter staff fell in love with this boy. His happy-go-lucky personality and unending tail wags bring smiles to everyone he meets. Although shelters everywhere are struggling with overwhelming numbers of animals in need, Obie was incredibly lucky when shelter staff endlessly advocated for him to keep him alive and wait for the right placement. Unlike so many others, Obie was protected and waited for 6 months at the shelter for placement. When we learned that Obie needed a chance with a rescue that would make his wish come true, we knew this boy would find success with MAGSR. Obie's incredible team came together for him and made sure that he had the vetting needed and volunteers in place to make his journey to the mid-Atlantic and join MAGSR. We promised all of his fans that we would find him a forever home that would adore him forever. 

Obie is a joyful guy. He is active, energetic, friendly, and ready for an adventure. Having done well with other dogs at the shelter, Obie was a good doggy tester and read situations well. We do not know anything about Obie's past prior to his arrival at the shelter, but we do know that this boy was well-socialized with people and other dogs and does well in all environments. Obie seems to go with the flow remarkably well for a dog that has been through so many changes. At this time Obie is settling in with one of our amazing foster families. They are giving him opportunities to interact with new people and other dogs, play with toys, and experience the joy and comfort of a loving home.

Obie, like all of our dogs, will benefit from structure, routine, and leadership. Set expectations and guidance will help him thrive. Although Obie has an endless list of positive attributes, he will need to work on his leash manners. He is so excited about the world that he can forget to walk with his people and tries to pull ahead. Training will be critical to Obie's success. Not only will training help Obie develop a special bond with his family, but it will also help Obie develop into a good canine citizen. If your family is looking for a happy-go-lucky, adventurous guy, ask to meet outstanding Obie today!

Update:

He came directly from Louisiana to his MAGSR foster family's doorstep through a network of ~17 different people each driving him 1-2 hours; a remarkable undertaking from dedicated volunteers across multiple organizations. We were surprised by his personality when we got him given how different he was described beforehand! While he may have been energetic and adventurous during his year in the South, he was never crazy or high energy with us; he's been gentle and loving from the day we met him and it's been over 6 months. He is one of the best fosters that his foster family has had and he deserves to find his perfect forever home. As such a smart guy, he has learned excellent leash manners; he walks like an angel with his foster mom and dad now. Ask to meet him and see this sweet, calm boy for yourself! 


Update:

Having been with his foster for several months, we can confidently say that he is the happiest, friendliest, easiest dog ever! He gets along well with every person and dog he has met. He doesn’t bark and doesn’t jump on people. He is not really interested in playing with toys or chewing on bones; Obie just loves to snuggle on the couch with his people where he can get all the pets and love! Don’t worry, he will get up and follow you to the kitchen or wherever you are going. When you talk to him, he has very expressive eyes, ears, and head tilts.

Obie often comes to school pick-up and is very popular with all of the elementary school kids, including his foster family's nine-year-old son and all of his friends. He also does great with his foster mom and dad's older parents. A true lovebug, Obie is very gentle and loves being the center of attention. Obie does the cutest happy dance when you are preparing his meals. Because he's just happy to be loved, Obie is constantly wagging his tail. He loves going for walks, being brushed, and giving endless kisses. He is always ready to go for a ride and quickly jumps right into cars and trucks. Obie is excited when the other dog in the home returns from a walk and greets him at the door. He loves his crate and gladly runs right in when told and often naps in there with the door open. Doesn't he seem like he deserves a loving home? It could be yours!


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MAGSR ID: 14284

Raina

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 80
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Working on it

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DESCRIPTION:

Raina was given to her family by a friend who felt she would be a good match for their household. Although she was clearly loved by her family, Raina struggled in a city environment. As a result, her family made the difficult decision to surrender Raina to MAGSR so that she could find the family and living environment that would help her develop into the incredible girl they knew she could be. Raina is a friendly but driven girl. As is typical of most shepherds, Raina is intelligent, active, and alert. In order to meet with success, Raina will need both her body and mind exercised daily. She is not a couch potato and will do best with an active family. Although Raina is working on her interactions with other dogs, she would prefer a family where she can be the only dog so that she can be the center of attention. Raina is housebroken and crate trained. She also knows a few commands. However, as is true of all shepherds, Raina will need to attend training in order to develop into the amazing shepherd we know she is destined to be. Training will not only help Raina develop into an amazing dog, but it will also help her bond with her new family. If this active lady sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

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MAGSR ID: 7725

Rayne

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

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DESCRIPTION:

Regal Rayne clearly once lived in a home with a loving family and was a beloved pet. However, his life changed drastically when he landed himself in a shelter for reasons unknown. Rayne was lucky to be pulled by a wonderful all-breed rescue and spent the last year with them searching for a family and sadly they just didn't find a good match for this special GSD. The all-breed rescue decided to reach out to MAGSR, a breed specific rescue, in hopes we could offer him a better shot of landing a home with a family of his very own. 

Rayne recently joined the MAGSR family and has begun his search for a forever family.  As is true of all GSDs, Rayne is looking for a home that will provide him with structure, routine and consistency. This will help him decompress and build a strong and stable relationship with his forever family. Rayne will benefit from continued socialization in a structured manner along with a family that will keep up with the training program he has been through with one of MAGSR's training partners. As with any typical German Shepherd, Rayne will be a loyal protector and take his job very seriously. Rayne would do best with a family that has breed experience and needs to be the one and only pet in the home. He prefers to be the apple of his family's eye. 

Rayne is cuddly and sweet and would be an amazing companion. He loves to cuddle in with his people and would love to share that pizza crust with you. If you would love to spend your time with a regal guy that is seasoned and just gets better with age and wouldn't mind sharing some pizza crust, reach out to MAGSR today. 

 

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MAGSR ID: 14455

Storm

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Storm lived in a home. However, due to an issue with the landlord, he was surrendered to a local shelter. Although shepherds typically struggle in shelters, Storm is special as he remained friendly and affectionate with staff. Recognizing that Storm deserved every chance to find a loving forever family, staff began searching for a shepherd rescue that would help this boy on his journey. Working with us to find the right circumstances to welcome Storm, the shelter staff provided this guy with the safety and security needed to move forward. 

Storm is a friendly and playful guy. He has handled all of the changes in his life like a champ. However, it is important that Storm's forever family recognize that he has been through a lot and will need time to adjust to his forever home. Having moved into an incredible foster home, Storm has been enjoying the comforts of a soft bed and calm environment. He has quickly charmed his foster family. As Storm continues to move forward, he will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. This is typical of all GSDs. Training will go a long way with this boy. Not only will training help Storm develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. 

While at the shelter, staff noticed some concerns with Storms hips. They took the important steps of getting him to a vet who began running tests and x-rays. It was discovered that Storm has severe hip dysplasia. At this time his right hip is of greatest concern. However, an injury to his cruciate ligament was also found within Storm's right knee. By the time he was seen, he had already lost a lot of muscle around his hips and legs. Storm has begun to receive the care he needs to move forward. He is being monitored by our incredible vetting team while we rebuild muscle. He will also begin working with an orthopedic specialist in order to determine next steps for an orthopedic repair. Storm's care will be very expensive; however, we know he is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to his medical needs. Your donation will not only help us continue to move Storm forward, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Storm will be taking it slow over the next few months while we help him heal. Please continue to watch for updates on his care. 

Update:

Another late night update on Mr. Storm. He continues to do well for us. He is getting bored in his cage so today we started playing him some doggie television and he seems to enjoy this. I was able to sit with him a few times today while doing some paperwork - he is very much a lovebug and will try to curl up in your lap. He gives lots of kisses if you allow it. He got some new treats and bones today and we have also been making him some frozen stuffed kongs to keep him occupied. We are trying to work on cleaning his ears - he does not enjoy this but we will get there little by little.


Update:

Storm continues to do well and is very much loved by his caregivers. There has been indications of interest of adopting him, and it helped that Ryan and Sandy threw in a board and train for his adopters and Storm.  Here's the link to his latest pics and videos. I love the concern he has for blue noodle number 3.


Update:

Storm has been upgraded once again and now has claimed one of our small treatment rooms as his new hotel room. He enjoys looking out the window and gets less worked up by neighboring dogs. He still is working on getting stronger - he can't hold his three legged stands very long but does well with the step overs and backing. He is doing well on his walks and starting with hill work. He really enjoys his time outside. He has a squeaker tennis ball in rehab that is his favorite toy!


Update:

After being in a foster home for over a month, we can say that Storm is just a wonderful dog. Storm is all play, all day, but is a great lounge dog at night. He gets along well with other dogs; if he got the chance to live with another playful dog, it would be a dream come true for him. As a true velcro dog, he needs to be where the action is and likes to stick close to his people. If you're sitting still, he will sit on your feet. He does best in a crate when left home alone but is always out otherwise and well-behaved. He's all goofy love and has a HUGE personality. 


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MAGSR ID: 13185

Zeus

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 103 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 105 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Zeus was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Upon his arrival staff members fell in love with this big, beautiful boy. An immediate staff favorite, Zeus enjoyed interacting with volunteers as it was clear he had been well socialized with people. Although Zeus was noted to be big and friendly, it was also noted that he needed medical support. Zeus was underweight, filthy, missing a significant amount of hair on his back-end, covered in fleas, and suffering from an allergic reaction from the fleas leaving him with open sores. It is not known how long Zeus had been suffering, but it is evident that this level of need did not happen overnight. Although shelter staff began addressing his needs, it was clear that Zeus would be most successful if placed with a rescue so that his specific needs could be met. When MAGSR learned that Zeus needed a safe place to land in order to move forward, our team immediately stepped forward to help. 

Zeus is a happy, intelligent, and playful guy. He enjoys the company of his people, but also reads the handler very well. As is true of many shepherds, Zeus will look to see what he can and cannot get away with just to make life a little more exciting. As he is a lot of dog and can be pushy, Zeus is most successful with a calm, clear, and confident handler. Having clearly been exposed to toys, Zeus loves to play ball and greatly enjoys squeaky plush toys. He often carries a toy around in his mouth on his daily walks. Capable of easily tearing up toys, Zeus is hoping his forever family has an endless supply of tough toys so that there will be time to play every day. Highly food motivated, Zeus will work for treats and food. He already knows a few commands, such as sit and come. However, as a smart guy, he will see if he can get away with getting treats for free without having to work. Training will go a long way with Zeus. Not only will it help him develop a healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

MAGSR has been working hard to ensure that Zeus' medical needs are addressed. In the last few weeks, Zeus has been putting on some much needed weight. He still needs to gain a few more pounds in order to be the ideal size. His foster family has also been working with one of our amazing vetting partners to address Zeus' skin needs. Zeus' sores have healed and he is growing new fur. With his sores closing, Zeus has been getting regular baths and has done very well. His fur is shiny again and his skin is looking much healthier. As Zeus is healing nicely, we are able to focus on giving him increased opportunities to enjoy being a dog. Zeus is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the structure, routine, patience, and leadership that all GSDs crave. His ideal family will fill his days with plenty of toys, regular exercise, and endless snuggles. If Zeus sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet this incredible guy today!

Update:

Zeus has been living with one of our experienced foster families over the last few months. During this time he has had the opportunity to decompress, learn the rules and expectations of the household, and address some of his medical needs. A goofball at heart, Zeus is always trying something new - moving couches to get balls he has lost behind them, shopping on every shelf and in every cabinet for the perfect toy, and finding a way to get his large frame on top of desks just to make sure he can see his foster dad come home. His foster family has greatly enjoyed Zeus' continuous antics and has been working hard to set clear rules and boundaries. They have quickly learned that it's never a dull day when Zeus is in your life. Zeus gets daily opportunities to enjoy the outdoors but when the weather is warm, he prefers short breaks outside and a cool floor to lounge around on inside. All that fur really does keep him warm. He is patiently waiting for winter. 

Daily playtime is a must for Zeus. He has specific toys that bring unending entertainment, such as balls and squeaky fish. He also has toys that are soothing and will often be found sleeping with them right under his chin. Zeus is slowly integrating into his pack, but clear rules and boundaries are best. He would prefer to be in charge and likes things a certain way. In his world, his toys are his and sharing isn't really on the table. Really, don't we all have certain things that we would prefer to keep to ourselves? He also prefers an orderly pack - too much rough housing just isn't his style. He enjoys pack walks and hang time with his foster family both human and furry but prefers to play with his human family only. 

Medically, Zeus has made so much progress since arriving. He now has soft, clean fur covering the entirety of his body. He has well manicured nails and is the perfect weight. The itchy, skinny dog with the open sores now looks and feels much better. Unfortunately, as we began addressing his medical needs, a concern with Zeus' mobility came to the surface. Recognizing that something was off with Zeus' backend, one of our incredible vetting partners began working with Zeus to figure out what was going on. After lab work, tests, and x-rays were run, it was discovered that Zeus has severe spondylosis at the top and the bottom of his spine. Spondylosis is a degenerative joint disease in dogs that causes bony spurs to form along the spine. His condition is so advanced that it is causing vertebral fusion. Although this condition can be very painful, in Zeus' case, pain has not been noted. The lack of pain, weakness in his hind limbs, and overall presentation has resulted in a second diagnosis of early stages of degenerative myopathy (DM). This is an inherited neurological disease that will, overtime, result in an inability to walk. Although the secondary diagnosis was exceptionally difficult to digest, Zeus‘ foster family is providing him with every opportunity to enjoy his world on the daily basis. Please consider donating to Zeus‘s care. Your donation will not only help Zeus continue to get the excellent supportive care needed to remain comfortable but it will also help other medical dogs in need. 


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MAGSR ID: 14609