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Apollo

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 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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DESCRIPTION:

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

Axel

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 - 65 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Axel and his family - Gypsie, Jackie, Genie, Sally, and Birdie - are victims of cruelty and neglect. All six dogs were living in horrific conditions. Chained in shower stalls, living in filth, abused, and starved, they endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of their owner. When word of their situation spread to local authorities, all 6 dogs were confiscated and charges were brought against their owner. Recognizing that these dogs would need significant support, a plea went out to see if they could be moved to the safety of a rescue. MAGSR answered that plea and immediately began working with local groups and animal services to get all six dogs the resources needed (medically and socially) to begin to move forward.  

Axel is a young, energetic, and intelligent guy. He is looking for an active and experienced household that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds need. As the only male in the family, Axel seems to have been mistreated more than the other dogs. He can be hand-shy and head-shy, particularly, when fast movements above his head are used. Coming from a situation with little opportunity for affection or interaction with the world around him, Axel is taking every opportunity to explore and enjoy life. He is quickly discovering that people can be kind. Once he knows that you are safe, Axel leans in for head rubs and attention. As is true of all young dogs, Axel will need daily exercise for both his mind and his body. He is already beginning to learn a few basic commands and seems beyond happy to work with his handler. As a food motivated and smart guy, Axel will be the star of training class. Continued training will be an essential piece as Axel moves forward. Training will not only help Axel develop a healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to be a good canine citizen. Continued socialization is also critical for Axel as he has spent his first two years with limited interactions. Providing Axel with opportunities to interact with other people and other animals in a controlled manner will help him develop essential foundational skills that he missed while chained up. Axel already seems to be very social with the dogs in his family. They all seem to seek him out for comfort. 

We have discovered that Axel is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided had Axel been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Although treatment is very expensive, this interactive guy is beyond worth the cost. Axel's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward his care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help this survivor get all of the care that he needs, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Axel will need to take it easy over the next few months while he completes his treatment. However, this will give him time to learn about the ins and outs of living in a safe and loving home. Axel is looking for a loving, structured, and experienced household. If he sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today. 

The GA 6 have been an expensive rescue, but so worth it.  If you can help us donating to the cost of their care, it you be very much appreciated!

Update:

Axel has made several strides over the last few months. Lucky to have been living in a loving home, Axel was able to complete his heartworm treatment in the comfort and safety of a household. He can now boast that he is heartworm free and ready to move forward. Crate trained and housebroken, Axel's time living with a family has clearly had a positive impact and helped him make significant strides. This is particularly significant for a dog that had never experienced the joy of living in a safe and loving home. Although still working on a few allergy related skin issues, Axel is moving forward and getting the care and support he needs to continue this process. As training is essential for all dogs, it was decided that Axel would benefit from a board and train situation where he can continue to learn about the world around him and develop a healthy response to new environments and items. Training will also help Axel develop into a stable and confident dog. Although training is expensive, we know that with a solid foundation in place Axel will continue to grow and develop critical skills that will help him moving forward. Please consider donating to Axel's training. Your donation will not only help us meet Axel's needs but it will also help us support other dogs with more significant needs as we move forward. Please watch for updates as Axel continues on his new adventure. 


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MAGSR ID: 11097

Cobbler

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 day
Color: Black, Tan & White
Current Size: 40 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovely little Cobbler is one of Sugar Pie's puppies. Having been born into the rescue, we have had the unique opportunity to watch her grow. Adopted as a puppy, Cobbler's family adored her. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, they could no longer provide for her. Recognizing that Cobbler deserved a safe and loving forever family, they contacted MAGSR to make sure that Cobbler could move forward safely. We immediately welcomed this lovely little girl back into the MAGSR family at 9 months old and promised that we would find her the perfect forever home.

As a young, affectionate, and energetic girl, Cobbler is looking for an active family that will exercise both her body and her mind on a daily basis. She will happily come along for a long walk, run, or hike filling each adventure with puppy smiles and love. As a young dog, it is imperative that Cobbler's family continue to socialize her with new people and animals in controlled settings. This will help her develop into a stable and confident adult. Cobbler has had the luck of having lived in a loving home, as a result, she knows many of the ins and outs of household rules. However, she will need to adjust to the structure, routine, rules of her forever home. This will take time and patience as Cobbler learns expectations. Training will be very important for Cobbler as she moves forward. Not only will it help her develop a health bond with her family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Cobbler can't wait to settle into her forever home. Could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 10183

Cooper

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55
Ideal/Potential Size: 65
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
Living with: Foster
History: Surrender to Shelter

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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DESCRIPTION:

Joyful Cooper has been moved about a few times in his young life. However, he was lucky that the right people stepped in and recognized that a young, social guy like him would thrive in a household that had the time and energy to work with him. So, they brought Cooper to a local shelter where staff members fell in love with this interactive guy. Although Cooper easily won over the hearts of the shelter team, they recognized that he would be most successful if he found placement through a rescue. When we heard about Cooper's need for placement, we immediately welcomed him to the MAGSR family. 

 

Cooper is an interactive and social boy. He clearly has had the opportunity to interact with others throughout his puppyhood. Although Cooper definitely has a great start, continued socialization is imperative to his success as an adult. Typical of most young GSDs, Cooper has a lot of energy. It will be essential that Cooper's family exercise his body and his mind on a daily basis. This will help him maintain a stable and confident mindset. Although Cooper is still very young, he has already begun to learn some basic commands. His intelligence, willingness to please, and his food motivation makes him a great student. Cooper will excel in training class. Training will not only help Cooper develop a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen that we know that he is destined to be. Cooper is looking for a loving and active household who will love him for a lifetime. Could this be with you?

Update:

Cooper has been with us for a little over a week, and he is already running with our pack of two GSDs, Nala and Vader.  He clearly looks up to Vader, and he desperately wants to win over Nala (who is not as friendly as Vader!).  He has had no issues socializing with Nala and Vader, and he would play with Vader 24/7 if Vader would relent and do so.  He has boundless energy, but he is, thankfully, good at entertaining himself.  He enjoys chewing all shapes, sizes, and types of bones and tugging on the tuffy toy rings.  He is starved for love and comes by regularly for pets and snuggles when we are sitting on the couch.

Cooper came to us after a few weeks of formal training, and he knows and understands his commands.  Temptation sometimes get the best of him, but he gets back in line easily when he is corrected.  He is housebroken and can tell you when he needs to go out (he paces in a circle or scratches the door), and he sleeps in our mudroom at night (gated in) with no barking or other issues.  He walks fairly well on the leash.  He is occasionally reactive to another dog, but it is clearly fear rather than aggression.  He is a voracious eater, which is good news because he needs to gain some weight! 

The original description uses the best word we can think of for Cooper – he is joyful.  Despite his rough start in life, he is a happy, easygoing, loving, playful dog.  Any family would be lucky to have Cooper. 


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MAGSR ID: 11193

Fritzy

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Silver & Black
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 - 80 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet Fritzy once lived in a home with his owner. He enjoyed the life most dogs hope to lead. However, his life changed drastically when his owner became disabled and could no longer properly care for him. Fritzy was placed outside on the property but received little interaction, food, or vetting care. Underlying allergies began to plague Fritzy and his skin became inflamed. Over time this condition worsened, leaving Fritzy with open sores, infections, several areas of missing fur, and underweight. When a couple of good samaritans became aware of Fritzy's situation, they intervened by bringing Fritzy food, clean water, and needed socialization. Although they made Fritzy's world better, they knew that Fritzy needed more. We were contacted to see if we could move Fritzy into our care so that he could be placed in a safe and loving forever home. How could we say no?

Fritzy joined the MAGSR family and has begun to heal. Although he has a bit of a journey ahead of him, we are working with our vetting partners to help Fritzy move forward. With a plan in place, we are honored to have the opportunity to watch him heal and try new adventures every day. As is true of all GSDs, Fritzy 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. Fritzy will benefit from continued socialization in a structured manner. This will help him continue to learn about the world around him. With time, patience, and a little TLC, we know he will be joy and endless smiles to his forever family. If your family is ready to welcome a new furry friend, ask to meet Fritzy. He can't wait to find a safe and loving forever home. 

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 11683

Genie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Genie and her family - Axel, Jackie, Gyspie, Sally, and Birdie - are victims of cruelty and neglect. All six dogs were living in horrific conditions. Chained in shower stalls, living in filth, abused, and starved, they endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of their owner. When word of their situation spread to local authorities, all 6 dogs were confiscated and charges were brought against their owner. Recognizing that these dogs would need significant support, a plea went out to see if they could be moved to the safety of a rescue. MAGSR answered that plea and immediately began working with local groups and animal services to get all six dogs the resources needed (medically and socially) to begin to move forward.  

Genie is a young, energetic, intelligent girl. She is looking for an active household that will provide her with the clear structure and routine that all shepherds need. Consistency and leadership are essential to developing stable and confident adult shepherds. This is particularly true in Genie's case as she will try to control the situation if she feels her handler cannot. As a result, Genie will be most successful in a household with a calm, confident, and experienced handler. Coming from a situation with little opportunity for affection or interaction with the world around her, Genie is learning about the smells, sounds, and sites around her. She can be a little timid at first; however, patience and confidence go a long way with her. As is true of all young dogs, Genie will need daily exercise for both her mind and her body. This will help her develop the ability to handle new people and situations in a calm and composed manner, as well as help her develop a healthy mindset. Continued socialization is also critical for Genie as she has spent her first year with limited interactions. Providing Genie with opportunities to interact with other people and other animals in a controlled manner will help her develop essential skills that could not be established while chained up. Training will be an essential piece of this process, as it will not only help Genie learn to develop a healthy bond with her family, but it will also help her develop the skills needed to be a good canine citizen. Fortunately, Genie has already learned many of her basic commands. Further practice will help her develop the stability needed to meet with success. With some heavier GSD specific traits, such as herding and guarding of property, Genie is a young girl who is looking for a safe and loving family. It is important that her new family understands the needs of the breed. If Genie sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 11093

Hank

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Surrender to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Hank and his buddy, Lana, lived in a home. However, the family often allowed the dogs to roam which angered people within the community. Unable to properly contain both dogs on the property, their family surrendered them to a shelter in the south. Unfortunately, all shelters are overwhelmed at this time which has been forcing staff to make very difficult decisions in regards to who survives. Owner surrenders are typically the first dogs to be euthanized. Knowing that both dogs would likely not survive, several groups began working together to try and find a rescue with the resources to help. Fortunately, a shelter partner reached out to MAGSR in the nick of time. We were pleased to have a place to welcome this pair and provide them with a safe option for moving forward.

Handsome Hank is a sweet, good looking guy. As an attentive and personable boy, he easily catches the attention of everyone around him. Nose driven, this boy doesn't tend to miss a beat in the world around him. Although Hank has lived in a home, we do not know much about his life prior to his arrival in the MAGSR family. It is clear that Hank is a smart guy and picks up new skills quickly particularly, if there are treats involved. Hank is looking for a forever family that will care for him for a lifetime. As is true of all shepherds, he will thrive in a household with clear structure, routine, and leadership. Although he is already learning a few basic commands, Hank will benefit greatly from training. Training is essential as it will not only help Hank develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Hank is heartworm positive. This prognosis could have been avoided if Hank's family had kept him on preventatives. Although treatment is expensive, this social guy is beyond worth the cost. Hank's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward his care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help this handsome guy but they will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Hank will need to take it easy over the next couple months while he completes his treatment. However, this will help him develop a healthy bond with his forever family. If Hank sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 11765

Katie Ann

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 107 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Other Rescue

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Unknown

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Katie Ann was picked up as a stray and sheltered by another rescue while they waited for her stray hold. Unfortunately, no one came forward to claim this lovely girl. Although they enjoyed their time with Katie Ann, the rescue caring for her felt that she would be most likely to find her forever family if she moved into a breed specific rescue. When asked if we could help Katie Ann take the next step toward her forever home, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.

Katie Ann is an affectionate and friendly girl. She greatly enjoys the company of her people and was clearly well socialized with people early on in her life. However, as is true with most shepherds, Katie Ann will overbond if given the opportunity. This can cause her to become overprotective of her people. In order to meet with success, Katie Ann is looking for an experienced household that will work with her to develop a healthy relationship. Katie Ann will thrive with routine, leadership, and structure. Training will also go a long way with this lovely girl. Not only will training help Katie Ann bond to her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good and stable canine citizen. Katie Ann has already begun to learn some basics but will flourish with continued training. Best placed with a confident handler, Katie Ann is looking for an active family that will commit to her for a lifetime. If this lovely lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

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MAGSR ID: 10706

Lacy

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 84 lbs.
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Unlikely
Other Dogs OK: No

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DESCRIPTION:

Lacy was surrendered to us due to a baby on the way and there would be no room for Lacy. It is obvious she was not well cared for as she came to us obese, weighing 107 lbs. and should only weigh around 70 lbs.  She also came to us with a skin infection and some fur loss, which our vet feels is caused by lack of care and poor quality food.  She is being treated for the skin infection, put on a diet, good quality food, along with exercise that she obviously did not get in her last home.  She is settling into her foster home and dealing with the changes of her new life.  She is confused with some whining, but that is expected with the changes.  She is very sweet and friendly with everyone she has met. 

Update:

Hi everyone, meet Lacy! Lacy is super sweet with humans and children.  She is almost six years old, knows some basic commands, and loves to fetch!  She also likes to play soccer, chew on Nylabones and be with her people.  She does have a skin allergy that requires daily medicine.  Lacy is on a weight management plan so she can slim down a few pounds (summer is coming and she really wants a two piece swimsuit).  Lacy is scared of bicycles and golf carts. She is housebroken and crate trained. If you are looking for a furry co worker to rest in a dog bed while you work, play some low key fetch on breaks, go for a short stroll after work or on lunch break, Lacy is the dog for you!!!  Lacy has a propensity to resource guard and protect from other dogs (unsure about cats) so she would be best as an only dog.  If you have any questions let me know!


Update:

Lacy has settled in well at her foster home.  She is a pro at keeping all wild creatures out of the backyard.  Her soccer skills are something to behold.  Her leash walking skills are coming along nicely. And all her beautiful hair has grown back.   She does need a daily pill for her skin condition and most likely will need to remain on the pill for the rest of her life.  She is a wonderful house guest and always lets me know when something unusual is at the front door.  She is not fond of thunder storms or bicycles.  She mostly ignores other dogs while out on walks, unless they try to approach.  She doesn't get on furniture and takes treats nicely.  And she is a favorite at the vets office.  If you are looking for a more older mature lady, who will make a great companion Lacy would be a wonderful addition to your family.


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MAGSR ID: 6840

Lana

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 68 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Surrender to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Lana and her buddy, Hank, lived in a home. However, the family often allowed the dogs to roam which angered people within the community. Unable to properly contain both dogs on the property, their family surrendered them to a shelter in the south. Unfortunately, all shelters are overwhelmed at this time which has been forcing staff to make very difficult decisions in regards to who survives. Owner surrenders are typically the first dogs to be euthanized. Knowing that both dogs would likely not survive, several groups began working together to try and find a rescue with the resources to help. Fortunately, a shelter partner reached out to MAGSR in the nick of time. We were pleased to have a place to welcome this pair and provide them with a safe option for moving forward.

Lovely Lana is an intelligent and interactive girl. As a young dog, she has a lot of good energy and is looking for an active household. Lana's forever family will not only need to make sure that they exercise her body on a daily basis but they will also need to exercise her mind. This will help her develop into a stable and confident adult. Although Lana has lived in a home, we do not know much about her life prior to her arrival in the MAGSR family. It is clear that Lana is an attentive girl and picks up new skills quickly particularly. Lana is looking for a forever family that will care for her for a lifetime. As is true of all shepherds, she will thrive in a household with clear structure, routine, and leadership. Although she is already learning a few basic commands, Lana will benefit greatly from training. Training is essential as it will not only help Lana develop a strong, healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Lana is heartworm positive. This prognosis could have been avoided if Lana's family had kept her on preventatives. Although treatment is expensive, this gorgeous girl is beyond worth the cost. Lana's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward her care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help this lovely girl but they will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Lana will need to take it easy over the next couple months while she completes her treatment. However, this will help her develop a healthy bond with her forever family. If Lana sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 11766

Layla

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: White
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Layla was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. She waited patiently for a family to come and claim her; however, no one stepped forward for this amazing girl. As shelters everywhere are at capacity, staff members began reaching out to rescues for help as they knew that Layla was very special and deserved every chance to find a forever family that would love her for a lifetime. When MAGSR heard the plea for Layla, our team immediately began making preparations to welcome her to the rescue.

Layla is a sweet and affectionate girl. With a goofy personality, it is impossible to avoid smiling when in her presence. She simply spreads joy wherever she goes. Clearly well-socialized, Layla enjoys the company of both human and furry companions. As she arrived at the shelter as a stray, we do not know much about her history or her knowledge of living in a home. However, we do know that someone clearly cared for her at some point and taught her the joy of playtime, snuggles, and some extra pets. Layla is looking for a household that will provide her with the structure, routine, stability, and leadership that all shepherds crave. She is looking forward to participating in training with her forever family. Training is an excellent way to build a strong and healthy bond as well as help Layla develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Layla is looking for a forever family who enjoys giggles and goofiness. Could that be you?

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MAGSR ID: 11825

Miss Jackie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years
Color: Black
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Miss Jackie and her housemate, Mr. Jack, were used for puppies. Their lives have been filled with little care, comfort, or kindness. When their owner decided that it was time for them to move on, their future options were very limited. Fortunately, another rescue heard about their situation and reached out to MAGSR for help. 

Although we knew that both would need some additional love and attention, we also knew they deserved kindness and compassion. Miss Jackie is friendly, interactive, and goofy with her people. She seeks out attention from everyone around and is a bit of a social butterfly. Although Miss Jackie is wonderful with her people, she is not a huge fan of other furry creatures. With a high prey drive, Jackie likely needed this to survive the first 5 years of her life. As a result, she is looking for a home where she can be the sole focus of the family. Miss Jackie has done very well in her previous foster home. She is crate trained and house broken. However, once properly adjusted, she is able to move about freely in the house without causing issues when alone. Having lived in a household, Miss Jackie does understand the rules of living in a home; however, she will need to adjust to the general routine and structure of her forever home. An intelligent girl, Jackie has had some training and knows many of her basic commands. Further training is always positive as this will help Jackie exercise her mind as well as develop a healthy bond with her forever family. 

Miss Jackie is a lovely lady who is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the leadership, safety, and love that she so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?

Update:

Miss Jackie is a very sweet girl. She seems to love all humans and loves attention. She is a laid back, easy going dog. She loves going for long walks. She likes playing with certain toys. She is housebroken and crate trained. Miss Jackie prefers male dogs over females, she can be quite reactive to female dogs. She will get along with most male dogs, but when she wants her own space she'll react. I think it's safe to say Miss Jackie likes being the boss and if she had her choice she would like to be the only dog in the house.


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MAGSR ID: 8508

Molly



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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Gold
Current Size: 48 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Molly is the mom to the 11 Hogwarts puppies. This family was part of a cruelty and neglect case within Maryland. Upon their arrival at the shelter, staff did everything they could to begin working with this family. They were able to foster Molly's puppies out within the MAGSR family; however, Molly needed to remain at the shelter while she awaited a decision on her case. Although she was extremely emaciated, covered with fleas, and weak, Molly appreciated the kindness of staff members and slowly began warming up to new people. Shelter staff worked hard to help Molly begin the recovery process and began getting her some much needed vetting. However, Molly was significantly weakened by the years of mal-treatment and the need to keep her puppies healthy and strong. As a result, a case of kennel cough quickly escalated. When volunteers came through to move Molly into the MAGSR family, they knew something was not right. Molly's kennel cough had evolved and become two-fold. She now had pneumonia and bronchitis. Fortunately, our team came together to ensure that Molly was safe and received all the care she needed. With time, patience, and some extra TLC, Molly has made significant strides. Her body is much stronger and she is ready to move forward. 

Molly is an intelligent and energetic dog. She is looking for an active and experienced forever family that will help her meet her full potential. Having survived horrifying conditions in her previous household, Molly is looking for a home where she can be the focus of the family. A home where she can be the only pet would be her ideal situation. This way she can soak up all of the love and attention of her family while filling their lives with giggles, snuggles, and endless kisses. As she continues to move forward, Molly will need to exercise her body and her mind on a daily basis. Not only will this help her find a good balance within the household but it will also help her use her mind effectively. Molly is a big fan of toys and can be found playfully throwing them around while making her goofy sounds. She is good at keeping herself entertained but also enjoys a good game of fetch. This smart little lady is already picking up commands. She is learning to sit, down, drop it, come, and roll over. She can't wait to learn more! Food and praise motivated, Molly will be a blast at training. Training is essential as it will help Molly develop a strong, healthy bond with her family. It will also help her further develop her skills and socialization so that she can develop into a good canine citizen. Molly is looking for an active home that will provide her with a lifetime of love and attention. Could that be with you?
 

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MAGSR ID: 11721

Ozzy

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Surrender to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Ozzy and his buddy, Saxom, were victims of a house fire. When their family lost their home, they realized that they could no longer provide their dogs with the care that they deserved. As a result, they surrendered the dogs to a shelter. Upon arrival, it was evident that Ozzy and Saxom lacked socialization. They had lived with a pack of dogs; however, it seems that they had limited exposure to new situations and new people. Shelter staff immediately began working with the boys to build trust and move them forward. However, they recognized that Ozzy and Saxom would likely not thrive in a shelter setting. As a result, they sent out a plea for rescue placement. When we learned about the boys, we put plans together to welcome both Ozzy and Saxom into the MAGSR family. 

Ozzy is a timid yet affectionate guy. A little unsure with new people and new situations, Ozzy is looking for a patient household that will give him plenty of opportunities to socialize in a safe way with new people and new environments. Once given time to adjust, Ozzy is playful, affectionate, and a big leaner. He understands the joy of toys and particularly enjoys toys that squeak. Curious and affectionate, Ozzy is settling in with his foster family. As he moves forward, Ozzy will meet with success in a household that provides him with clear structure and routine. He thrives on leadership and confidence. Training is essential for Ozzy. Not only will it help him build a healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Ozzy is looking for a patient forever family that has the time and energy to continue to move him forward. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for you, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Ozzy has adjusted well to his foster family and enjoys his daily routine. As a young guy, once comfortable, Ozzy has a lot of good energy that needs to be burned on a daily basis. A huge fan of a good, long walk, Ozzy loves to take in the world around him. He particularly loves to smell the flowers in the yards he passes. Still a little unsure with unknown people passing him, Ozzy is learning to come to a heel with his handler and walk calmly past other people in the neighborhood. He prefers to continue on his way without interaction from strangers. When not out and about learning about the world around him, Ozzy continues to enjoy daily playtime. Toys are endless entertainment and he doesn't need much help keeping himself occupied. Food based toys and activities have also become an exciting treat. At this time, Ozzy is housebroken and crate trained. He seems to understand the general expectations in the household. However, with any transition there is always the possibility of some accidents. Ozzy has also begun to pick up some basic commands, such as, sit, come, and crate. He will continue to develop basic skills with his foster family.

When in the shelter, Ozzy had an accident that resulted in some favoring of his back right leg. His foster family kept an eye on this and made sure that he got into a vet to be evaluated. When evaluated, concerns arose in regards to Ozzy's right elbow and his hips. Ozzy's right elbow has a united anconeal process (UAP). This is a disorder associated with the elbow that happens with a small bony projection, which is known as the anconeal process, does not unite and fuse with the ulna. As a critical aspect of the elbow joint, Ozzy does need surgical intervention to correct this disorder. He is on the schedule to meet with and be evaluated by a surgical specialist in late August. While at his appointment, a closer look at his hips will occur as his pelvis is moderately dysplastic with DJD remodeling on the right hip. Ozzy's surgery and associated rehab will be expensive. However, he is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Ozzy's care. Your support will not only help us provide Ozzy with the medical care he needs to move forward, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs within the MAGSR family.

Although Ozzy has a few medical needs in play, he is continuing to look for the perfect forever family. If he sounds like the right guy for your household, ask to meet him today!


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MAGSR ID: 11428

Sasha

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 57 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 57 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet Sasha was surrendered to MAGSR when her family could no longer care for her. It was highly evident that her mom loved her beyond measure, but she knew that Sasha would have her best chance if she joined the MAGSR family. So, the decision was made to say goodbye. We promised Sasha's family that we would find her a safe and loving family that would fill her days with joy and happiness.

Sasha is a delightful girl. She enjoys the company of her people and easily wins over adoring fans with her lovely personality. Although a little shaken by the sudden change in her world, Sasha has done well with our volunteers and brings many smiles to the people around her. Already crate trained and housebroken, Sasha has already learned many of the rules and expectations of a household. However, as is true of any new dog, she will need some time to adjust to her forever family. Sasha is looking for a family that enjoys daily walks, yummy treats, and plenty of cuddles. She is also hoping that her family will take her to training. Not only will training help Sasha create a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Sasha is ready for her forever family. Could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 11816

Schnapps

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 96 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 96 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Schnapps was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Although he waited for his family to come and claim him, when no one arrived, shelter staff began looking for rescue placement. With limited shelter staff and volunteers available to work with Schnapps, they knew he would be most successful if placed within a rescue. When MAGSR heard of Schnapp's need, we welcomed him to the family. 

Schnapps is a very large, driven boy. As a young guy, Schnapps has good energy. It is essential that he is placed in a household that can exercise both his mind and his body on a daily basis. With high ball drive, Schnapps is hoping that his forever family is looking to strengthen their throwing arm as he would be happy to play ball on a daily basis. True of the breed, Schnapps will require a home that can provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs need. As Schnapps embodies many of the typical breed traits, he would also be best placed in a household with breed experience. Training is critical for Schnapps as it will help him not only bond to his new family but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Motivated by both treats and the ball, Schnapps should be the star of the training class. Schnapps is looking for an active forever family that will continue to support him as he develops into a stable and confident adult, could this be with you?

Update:

Schnapps is making good progress in his foster home.  The young Mr. Schnapps is a very handsome, smart, exuberant, and large GSD, who arrived at MAGSR with way more energy and drive than he knew what to do with.  Evidently in his early days, he probably was not dissuaded from the notion that maximizing his innate tendencies to be pushy, mouthy, and noisy was the way to get what he wanted – but the net result was a confused and anxious dog.  With training, consistent limits and boundaries, and structured outlets for all that energy and over-the-top drive, he’s gradually improved on all fronts and has developed a strong relationship with his foster.  At heart Schnapps is a very good-natured and happy-go-lucky boy.  He gets along nicely under supervision with the older dominant female GSD in his foster home, and he does very well on leash around new people and other dogs.  But he is not by any stretch a turn-key dog – his impetuous enthusiasm can get him in trouble easily if mismanaged.  So he will need continued love, leadership, structure, limits, and consistency to reach his full potential and succeed in a new home.  He will need an experienced family who can manage his size, strength, drive, and volatility, and that with the help of trainer can mold this very impressive and lovable, big, and kind of goofy and unsure, teenager into the extraordinary dog he has the potential to become.  Please ask about Schnapps if you are equipped and ready to give him the situation and life that he requires and deserves.


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MAGSR ID: 10595

Sugar Pie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 10
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: No

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DESCRIPTION:

Sugar Pie arrived in a random backyard in the south in labor. Fortunately, the family whose yard she chose was kind to her but recognized that she needed help and fast. While they waited for a stray hold, they immediately started searching for rescue help. Once the hold lifted, we welcomed Sugar Pie and her babies to the MAGSR family. Although Sugar Pie is an amazing mom, she was sick upon arrival and lost several of her puppies. The remaining babies, Cake, Crumble, Cobber, Sundae, Tort, and Pudding, have been well cared for by their mom and are strong, healthy pups.

Sugar Pie is an absolute love. She is friendly and affectionate with her foster family. Although Sugar Pie's pups have already moved to Maryland to find their forever homes, she is remaining in the south a little longer. This is due to the fact that she has a very high heartworm load and it is safer for her to remain with the experienced foster family that she is currently living with. While waiting for her happy ending, Sugar Pie is getting all of the love, care, and attention she needs to move forward. Sugar Pie is being well socialized with people and other dogs. She is learning the joys of living in a safe home and having a warm bed. Sugar Pie's heartworm treatment has begun. Although treatment is very expensive, this lovely momma is beyond worth the cost. Sugar Pie's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward her care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help Sugar Pie get all of the care that she needs, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Sugar Pie will be ready for her new home soon. Would this lovely lady be the right match for you? 

Update:

Sugar Pie made her way North in March to finish out her heartworm treatment. ! Sugar Pie has completed her heartworm treatment and has finished the restriction period. She is eager to find her forever family! If you are looking for a cuddler and walking buddy this is girl for you! Sugar Pie just like her name is as sweet as pie and as laid back as they come. She is a dog that wants to please her people. This girl is crate trained and not a huge barker. Sugar Pie would love a family of her own to shower with her sweet personality. Sugar Pie would benefit from basic obedience and must go to a home with no small animals as she does have a high level of prey drive. Sugar Pie has been the perfect low-key foster. If she sounds like the girl for you please apply today.


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MAGSR ID: 10705