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Adira


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 6 months 4 days
Color: Tan
Current Size: 30 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Adira and her siblings - Isa, Knox, and Beckett - were dumped on a country road. Emaciated and clearly lacking care, these babies needed help and fast. When a kind member of the community discovered what had happened to the puppies, they moved quickly to help these babies find safety. Recognizing that these little orphans would have their best chance at finding safe and loving forever homes with a rescue, a plea for help went out.

Adira is an absolute doll. She has been fortunate to have been living with one of our amazing vetting partners who has worked hard to make sure she is happy, healthy, and well socialized.  Continued socialization is critical to Adira's success as she grows. Unfortunately, it was apparent when Adira arrived that she had suffered some trauma to her back leg. It seems very likely that she was hit by a car when dumped with her siblings. MAGSR quickly had Adira seen by one of our vets who recommended that she be seen by a specialist as she would need an FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy). This past week, Adira had her FHO surgery and is resting comfortably with the help of a few anti-inflammatory meds. She will need to take it slow over the next month or two as she heals; however, Adira is expected to make a full recovery. 

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Although Adira is a love, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy antics, they get into things, and they will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Adira will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If this little girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today!

 

Update:

Sweet Adria is now living with a foster and they have shared that Adria is crate trained and housebroken.  Adria had hip surgery June 17th and she requires another 4 to 8 weeks of strict crate rest as she continues to heal, the vet expects her to have a full recovery.  Adria loves attention and of course she wants to run and play, but she is kept on a short leash so that she can heal properly.  Adria loves toys, chewing on nylabones and yummy kongs filled with peanut butter.   If you are looking for a loving, sweet little girl to join your family please set up a meet and greet.  Yes we know, she still has to grow into her ears :)
 


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MAGSR ID: 9556

Alice

Alice

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 57 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Alice was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter. Although she waited patiently for her family to come and claim her, no one came up to bring her home. Due to unprecedented issues with overcrowding, the shelter staff knew that Alice would need rescue support to make it out alive. When asked if we could help Alice find a safe and loving forever home, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.

Alice is a friendly and loving girl. She does well with humans and people. As an adult dog who must have had some socialization, Alice is stable and confident in her personality. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about Alice's past so in many ways she is starting fresh with her new family. This lovely lady will thrive in an environment where she has structure, routine, and leadership. Training will also go a long way with Alice as it will not only help her bond to her new family but it will also help her further develop into a good canine citizen. Unfortunately, we have learned that Alice is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if Alice had been provided with monthly preventatives. We have already started treatment and Alice is doing well. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive but this sweet girl is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Alice's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Alice will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, she will be back up to full speed soon. Alice is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the love, safety, and structure that she so clearly deserves. If she sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

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MAGSR ID: 9686

Anna

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Anna and her siblings, Jodie and Teddy Bear, were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for these dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Knowing we could provide this family with the life and love they deserve, MAGSR welcomed them to the family.

Anna is a sweet little lady but she is extremely timid. Somewhat hand-shy and avoidant, Anna does well with a patient but confident handler who will give her time to trust. Once comfortable and with time to decompress, she will warm up for love and attention. Due to the condition in which she arrived, Anna has needed a little extra TLC. She arrived sick with an URI, severe ear infection, and dirty from lack of care. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Anna get the relief she needed. We are continuing to work with them to make sure that Anna has everything she needs as she moves forward. With time, patience, and a little support, Anna is making steady progress. Anna will thrive in a household that will provide structure, routine, and patience. Due to her history, she will likely benefit from a calm and confident household.

Unfortunately, we have discovered that Anna is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had she been provided monthly heartworm preventatives. We have already begun Anna's treatment. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this lovely girl is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Jodie's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Anna will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, this will give her time to adjust to her new environment and meet with success in her forever home. Anna is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the structure, patience, and love that she so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 9650

Annika

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 74 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Annika is a sweet girl. She has been living in a foster home where she has had the opportunity to interact with a variety of people and other dogs. Although Annika enjoys the company of other dogs, she prefers to live with a smaller pack rather than a larger pack. The energy and busy nature of a large pack seems to be stressful for her. Annika's favorite furry foster sibling in her previous foster home was a large male who she could be found cuddling next to when sleeping. Annika is housebroken and does understand the crate. However, she prefers to be out and about. This is something she will need to earn in her forever home. As is true of all shepherds, Annika will meet with success in a household that will provide her with structure, routine, and leadership. Training will go a long way for Annika as it will help her not only bond to her new family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. If sweet Annika sounds like the right match for your family, please ask to meet her today. 

Update:

Annika is an affectionate dog and settled into her foster home without difficulty. In her early physics experiments, she quickly learned that going up the stairs also meant learning how to go down the stairs, and now she navigates these without any issues. She is a very easy and responsive leash walker, and loves her trips around the neighborhood. Today she barked at a sculpture, and a passerby commented that she’s evidently an art critic, too. She will move heaven and earth to earn a pupperoni treat. She snoozes happily in her crate, dreaming of catching a squirrel one day.  She is the biggest fan of belly rubs, all the belly rubs.  Does Annika sound like the dog for you?


Update:

Two year old Annika is sweet-tempered, easy going and always ready for a walk. She is easy on leash walks and responsive when given directions. She learns quickly when pepperoni treats are on hand. Annika happily snoozes at home waiting for the end of the work day; she likes her crate and is fully house trained. She is well behaved in cafes but her favorite place is on the trails in Rock Creek park, where she hops through creeks and dreams of catching squirrels. Annika loves meeting people but is timid meeting other dogs; while she has had doggie friends in the past, future fur friends will have to be introduced with care. She stays calm with grooming, nail clipping, thunderstorms, and is a great car rider. She has not shown any food aggression. Annika is a fun and affectionate companion with a lovely personality. Could she be the right dog for you? 


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MAGSR ID: 9120

Apollo

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 6 years
Color: Tan & White
Current Size: 156 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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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!

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MAGSR ID: 9445

Ash


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet little Ash was picked up as a stray in the south. This cute little guy was brought to a crowded shelter where staff knew he would need a little extra TLC so that he could find a forever home that would love him for a lifetime. Recognizing that Ash should be transferred to a rescue, they reached out to MAGSR for help. We knew this little guy would be a great addition to the MAGSR family.

Ash is an absolute sweetheart but it is clear that he has lived through some difficult circumstances in his short life. As a result, he is definitely a shy guy. Often choosing the comfort and safety of his crate as a refuge while he adjusts, Ash is a quiet and somewhat timid guy. It will be critical that Ash's forever family work with him on socialization with people and other animals. This is essential for all young dogs as it helps them develop into confident and stable adults. Training will also be key for Ash as it will help him bond to his forever family as well as learn the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Ash is looking for a loving forever family that will give him the time, patience, structure, and love he needs to blossom. In return he will provide a lifetime of love and loyalty. If Ash sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet this little honey today. 

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MAGSR ID: 9712

Bonita

Bonita

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Unknown
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Bonita was picked up as a stray in a busy city with her two pups - Hermosa and Guapo. This sweet little family was taken to an overcrowded animal shelter where they waited to be claimed. When no one arrived to bring them home, a plea went out for help. We knew this little family deserved the comfort and safety of a home and stepped up to help.

Bonita is a sweet but timid girl. She is gentle but would prefer that her people give her a little time to adjust. With patience Bonita warms up and begins to let her personality shine. As we do not know anything about her past, in many ways Bonita is starting fresh. She will likely need to learn the ins and outs of living in the comfort and safety of a household. With structure, patience, and leadership, we are sure that Bonita will thrive. Training will be a critical piece of Bonita's transition as it will help her bond to her forever family while also building the stability and confidence she needs to become a good canine citizen.

Unfortunately, we have learned that Bonita is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Bonita's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this sweet little momma is definitely worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Bonita's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her as well as other dogs with medical needs. Bonita will need to take it slow for the next few months as her body will need time to heal. However, this will give her the chance to adjust to her forever family. If this special girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

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MAGSR ID: 9647

Briscoe

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet Briscoe was trapped on the streets of a busy city along with his little family. When he first arrived at the shelter, he was quiet and shut down. There was simply so much going on around him and so many new people and sounds. Staff members did notice that although Briscoe was unsure he was beyond sweet. Once given a little time to adjust, Briscoe's calm and collected personality quickly emerged. Although Briscoe's puppies quickly found homes, he was left behind waiting for his turn to find a forever home. Recognizing that Briscoe deserved a loving home of his very own, we welcomed this boy into the MAGSR family. 

Both stable and affectionate, Briscoe's sweet eyes win everyone over. He has done well with people and children. It is hard not to fall for this guy. We have learned that Briscoe is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. MAGSR has begun his heartworm treatment and Briscoe is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Briscoe is clearly worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Briscoe's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Briscoe will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a stable, loving guy, please ask to meet Briscoe today. 

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MAGSR ID: 8909

Clover

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 44 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Charming Clover was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Upon arrival it was highly evident to staff members that Clover was in need of help and fast. Emaciated to the point where she was struggling to walk and covered in ticks, shelter staff did what they could to make her comfortable and then began asking for help. Recognizing that Clover would need to be transferred to a vet for support and monitoring, they requested that she be moved immediately. When the call went out for help, we knew this little girl would be right at home in the MAGSR family. 

Clover is clearly in pain but she remains sweet and loving. She has been moved to one of our amazing vetting partners so that we can meet her medical needs. As care has begun, we have discovered that in addition to her other medical needs Clover is also heartworm positive. This could have been avoided if she had received monthly heartworm prevention. Clover's heartworm treatment will begin as soon as she gains some much needed strength. The cost of Clover's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Clover is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Clover's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her as well as other dogs with medical needs. Clover will need to take it slow over the next few months. This will help her body heal so that she can move forward with a forever family. As we are just getting to know Clover, we will provide updates soon.

Update:

Clover had bilateral FHO's (Femoral Head Ostectomy) completed on Monday, April 12th. She had some older fractures as well; however, as they had already set, the surgeon could not repair these. While under the surgeon went to spay Clover and discovered that she had a pyometra so, Clover was lucky that the decision was made to spay her while she was under.

In order to keep Clover comfortable and calm, she is receiving some good pain medication. PT exercises have begun. However, as Clover moves forward she will need extensive Physical Therapy in order to heal appropriately.

Your generosity has funded Clover's surgery but, of course, the need persists for funding to support our ongoing medical commitments. Please donate to help.


Update:

Aout a month ago, Clover moved in with her foster family. She easily won everyone in the household over with her lovely personality. When looking into those beautiful, soft eyes and your heart simply melts. Clover is gentle but timid when first meeting new people. It is very evident that she was mistreated prior to her arrival. Given a little time and patience she snuggles right up to her people for head rubs and attention. Her precious tail wags bring smiles to everyone she meets. 

Clover has healed well from her surgery and has begun rehab. The fantastic staff at Paradise Animal Hospital are working with Clover as she relearns how to walk. Clover loves pool time with their staff and has been an incredible patient as she builds her muscles and overall strength. Practice at home is a breeze as Clover loves to be with her people and is happy to complete her daily exercises. Over the next couple months Clover will continue to work with her rehab team to gain back full function of her back-end. As she is still so young and clearly very resilient, a full recovery is expected.  

Clover is living with kids, cats, and dogs. She is patient and curious with the kids. When they are quiet and calm, she will come up for kisses and tail wags. Clover also seems to enjoy the dogs and the cats in the household particularly, those that are calm. She makes her way up to them with little tail wags. She is definitely curious about her foster pack but prefers to take her time making new friends. 

Clover is ready to move forward into a home that will provide her with safety, security, and plenty of love. Could that be with you?


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MAGSR ID: 8938

Crimson

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years
Color: Black and tan
Current Size: 65 pounds
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Working on it

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Crimson was a stray who fortunately got picked up by a good samaritan and brought to a shelter. Once there, she waited patiently for a family of her very own. Unfortunately, no one came for Crimson. When contacted by another rescue to bring Crimson in, MAGSR stepped up. 

Crimson is a beautiful and intelligent girl. She gains confidence from a calm and stable handler. Crimson, like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help her develop into a good canine citizen. At the same time training will also help Crimson bond to her new family. As Crimson is new to the rescue, we are still getting to know her. Please stay tuned for more updates.

Update:

Lovely Crimson arrived in MAGSR’s care with some medical concerns that warranted immediate support. Unsure what was causing continuous gastro-intestinal issues, MAGSR was fortunate to have Crimson's primary vet and internal medicine specialist collaborate to determine best practices to meet her specific medical needs. This process has taken several months as Crimson's amazing team worked through options, medications, dietary changes, and procedures. 

It has been determined that Crimson has megacolon, which can be best described as chronic constipation. As her colon is unable to efficiently remove the waste from her body, Crimson suffers from involuntary bowel movements. This can be uncomfortable as Crimson's bowel movements are directly linked to when her colon is overfull which forces the excess waste to overflow in order to release the pressure on her colon. If not kept clean, Crimson's back-end can become inflamed. Although she is able to produce some formed stool, Crimson does have residual leakage. She does have full control over her bladder and is able to wait to urinate until outside. In order to provide Crimson with some relief, she is on a prescription food with medication that is administered three times a day. Although this has reduced her symptoms a bit, unfortunately, this is not a cure all for Crimson's condition.  

Looking for all possible solutions for this sweet girl, MAGSR began working with surgical specialists to see if Crimson was a potential candidate. The hope was to provide her with a surgical option that would bypass her colon. Unfortunately, after meeting with specialists, they determined that due to the loss of muscle control in her backend a surgical option would not be successful. Crimson will always be a dog with medical needs.

Crimson is looking for a very special forever family. This exceptional household will need to administer Crimson's medication three times a day, provide daily cleaning of her back-end for sanitary purposes, and bathe her at least two times a week. Due to her specific medical needs, it is recommended that Crimson's household be carpet free or that she be contained to a few rooms that lack carpet as she is simply unable to control her bowel movements and will have accidents. Ideally, Crimson is looking for a safe and loving home that can provide her with attention, affection, and a supply of comfortable blankets to lay on that can be easily laundered. 

Crimson is a happy and loving dog. Her unique condition is not painful as long as she is provided with adequate care and kept clean. This lovely lady clearly loves life and is desperate for a family to call her very own. A big fan of people, the outside, and snow, Crimson's adorable personality quickly wins over everyone around her. As she is all about being the apple of your eye, Crimson would be most successful in a household where she can be the only dog. If your household is ready to love and support this sweet girl, please ask to meet her today.


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MAGSR ID: 7760

Faith


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 63 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 63 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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DESCRIPTION:

Faith's family abandoned her when they moved to a new home. The new family that moved in immediately tried to scare her off the property. Although Faith would leave during the days, she would faithfully return home each night looking for her family. The new homeowners were not kind to her. They threw things at her and refused to get her help. After a year and a half of repeated abuse, an amazing group of rescuers heard about Faith's situation. Immediately putting together a plan of action, they trapped Faith and brought her to safety. Recognizing that Faith deserved the opportunity to live a life of love and kindness, a rescue plea went out. MAGSR heard Faith's story and immediately stepped forward. 

Although it is obvious that Faith has endured pain at the hands of people, she remains a sweet and loving girl. As is expected given her past, Faith will need a household that is willing to go slow and give her a chance to adjust to new people and new situations. Once able to trust her people, Faith greets you with tail wags and gentle kisses. Crate trained and housebroken, Faith does remember what it is like to live in a household; however, as is true of all dogs, she will need to further brush up on her skills. Living with other shepherds, kids, and cats, Faith is adjusting well to pack life but is not yet ready to relax completely. With patience, structure, routine, and training, Faith will develop the confidence she needs to be a good canine citizen. 

Faith is looking for a patient yet confident household that will help her continue to move forward. Could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 9226

Flo


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Sally and her Cars Puppies were rescued in the south by another group. As they wanted to do right by this lovely family, they began reaching out to other groups who would be able to support the family until they were ready to find forever homes of their own. When asked to welcome this family into the MAGSR family, we immediately said yes. 

Flo is a bundle of energy and joy. She is cute as a button and brings happiness to everyone around her. Well socialized in her foster home, Flo is a match for a household with kids, cats, or other dogs. Although Flo's foster family has given her an excellent start, it is imperative that they continue to keep Flo well socialized. This will help her develop into a stable adult. Although Flo is absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy antics, they get into things, and they will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Flo will develop into the good canine citizen that we know she is destined to become. If this little girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today. 

Update:

Now that the puppies are older, they have gone into individual foster homes.  Flo is an easy-going, friendly puppy who has fit right in with the resident GSD's Nala and Vader.  Flo loves being snuggled by the humans in the house.  She is already well on her way to being house-trained (#1 on the pee pad, #2 outside after dinner), and she is adjusting to the crate nicely (she cries for a few minutes when you put her in the crate but eventually gives up). 

She would be a great fit for any family ready for the demands of a puppy!


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MAGSR ID: 9159

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Fred was confiscated due to cruelty and neglect. Due to court proceedings, this good looking guy waited for several months at a local shelter waiting for his chance at finding a family that would love and care for him for a lifetime. Once given the green light to move forward, shelter staff felt that Fred would have his best chance at finding his forever home through a rescue. When asked if we could help Fred find the perfect forever family, we immediately stepped forward. 

Fred is a very handsome guy who was clearly not cared for early in life. Undersocialized with people, he will require time and patience to adjust to new people and situations. Fred prefers a calm, slow handler at first as he gets his bearings. However, given time, structure, and leadership, he does begin to open up. As a young dog, Fred will thrive with routine. He will benefit greatly from training as this will not only help him bond to his forever family, but it will also help him develop the stability and confidence that all dogs need. Fred is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the love and safety he so clearly deserves. If your household sounds like the right match for Fred, ask to meet this boy today.  
 

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MAGSR ID: 9696

Harley

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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Harley has been a cherished member of her family for the past 5 years. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Harley's family was no longer able to provide her with the life that they knew she deserved. Recognizing that Harley deserved more than they could give, her family made the difficult decision to return her to MAGSR. We promised Harley's family that we would find her a loving and safe forever home. 

Harley is a sweet and affectionate girl. She has the benefit of living in a home where she has been socialized with kids, cats, and other dogs. In fact, Harley has had the opportunity to participate in regular doggy day care field trips for several years and absolutely loves these days. She can't help but get excited around other dogs, that's just what social butterflies do. As Harley's family knew they wanted the best for her, they made sure she learned her commands and even added in a few tricks. Harley has a solid understanding of the leash and enjoys her daily outings. Although Harley has a solid foundation already, it will be important that her new family take her to training. This will not only help her further brush up on her skills but it will also help her bond to her new family. We are sure that Harley will be the star of the class. Having lived in a household, Harley understands the rules of living in a home. She is housebroken and crate trained. Her crate is her happy space and Harley can often be found in it snuggled up and either napping or just hanging out. Harley is looking for a family that will continue to cherish her and provide her with the love and attention she so clearly deserves. If Harley sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

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MAGSR ID: 9715

Heartland

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Other Rescue

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Heartland was picked up as a stray by another rescue. Although they contacted the local shelter and tried to find his family, no one came to claim this sweetheart. Fortunately, Heartland had a safe place to stay while he waited for his forever family. Although Heartland was well cared for by the other rescue, they felt that Heartland would have his best chance at finding a family in another region. As a result, MAGSR was asked to help Heartland move forward, we were happy to help this sweet guy move forward.

Heartland is a social guy. He enjoys the company of other dogs and people. Participating regularly in a playgroup while waiting to arrive in MAGSR's care, Heartland is simply a social butterfly. Although we know Heartland is a neat guy, we do not know if he has ever lived in a household. In many ways he is starting with a clean slate. As is true of all young dogs, Heartland will benefit from structure, routine, and leadership. This will help him adjust to his new household. Heartland will also benefit from training as this will help him bond to his new family, as well as, develop into a good canine citizen.

Unfortunately, Heartland is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been given monthly heartworm prevention. at this time Heartland is already halfway through his treatment. Although treatment is expensive, sweet heartland is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating to Heartland's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Heartland is taking it easy right now, he will be back to full strength in a little over a month. If your household is looking for a social butterfly, ask to meet Heartland today.    

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MAGSR ID: 9710

Homer

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 85 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
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:

Handsome Homer was surrendered to a local shelter as his family felt that they could no longer care for him. Although Homer seems to like people, he is very submissive and a little jumpy with new people and situations. Recognizing that Homer would be most successful if placed through a rescue, the shelter began sending out pleas for help. When we learned of Homer's situation, MAGSR immediately stepped forward to welcome him to the family.

Homer is a big, handsome boy. He is curious and affectionate but does need adjustment time when encountering new people, places, and situations. Head shy and very submissive when being leashed, Homer may not have always been treated affectionately. He will need time to learn to trust that his new family will treat him kindly. Thriving on confidence and stability, Homer is looking for a family that will move him forward positively. As is true of all shepherds, Homer will benefit greatly from training. Not only will this help him bond to his forever family, but it will also help him develop the confidence he needs to become a good canine citizen. Homer is looking for an experienced GSD household that is ready to commit to him for a lifetime. If this gorgeous guy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

Homer, a shy dog, is waiting for his fur-ever home where he can shine!

Update:

Wow!  Homer has really come out of his shell since he as been living with his foster.  He was so scared and unsure when he first arrived but now his personality is shining.  He loves to play ball, sit for pets and is doing great with obedience training.  Homer is a big guy who loves meeting new people and will continue to build confidence with structure.  Homer is crate trained and house broken.  If you are looking for a big boy to be a part of your family contact us to meet him.


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MAGSR ID: 9646

Jasmine

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Bicolor
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Stunning Jasmine was surrendered to a local shelter as her family fell on hard times and could no longer care for her. They surrendered her to the shelter hoping that Jasmine would find a forever family that could care for her for a lifetime. As many shelters are overcrowded right now, shelter staff felt that Jasmine would have her best chance at finding the perfect forever family if she was transferred to a rescue.

Jasmine is in many ways your young, goofy, energetic shepherd. She greatly enjoys the company of her people and already knows a few commands. As is true of any young dog, Jasmine will thrive with training and consistency. Not only does Jasmine enjoy the company of people, she also enjoys the company of other dogs. It is evident that her family worked hard to make sure she was appropriately socialized. Jasmine's new family will need to continue to provide her with opportunities to socialize in a variety of environments as this will help her further develop into a stable and confident adult dog. If this gorgeous girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

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MAGSR ID: 9649

Kodiak



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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 105 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 100 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Kodiak was surrendered to a high kill shelter in the south with his buddy, a little beagle. Their family was no longer able to care for them and had run out of options. Another rescue learned about the two pups and knew they didn't have long particularly, because they were owner surrenders. At the last second they were able to find a temp foster and pull the dogs with hopes of finding other rescues who could help them settle into loving forever homes. When MAGSR was contacted to see if we could help, we immediately answered the call. Kodiak's buddy found safety with a breed specific beagle rescue and Kodiak made the long journey to join the MAGSR family. 

Kodiak is an impressive guy. As a mature adult, he is stable, calm, and confident. A social guy, Kodiak enjoys the company of other people and other dogs. He is known to give out big, sloppy kisses to his friends. Kodiak has lived in a home prior to his arrival in our care. As a result, he knows many of the rules of living in a household; however, like any new dog he will need a little time to adjust to his new environment. Kodiak will thrive with structure, guidance, and leadership. This will help him adjust to his new family and routine. Just like all dogs, Kodiak will also benefit greatly from training. This will not only help him develop a strong bond with his forever family, but it will also help him learn the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Kodiak is already developing a few basic skills but will need to continue to learn more with his new family. This amazing guy is looking for a family that will commit to him throughout his golden years, could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 9721

Lola

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 55-60 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Lola was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to animal control. As is common with shepherds, she struggled at the shelter and needed out as soon as possible. Recognizing that Lola would have her best chance at finding the right forever home with a rescue, shelter staff put out a plea for Lola. MAGSR answered that call. 

Lola is an energetic, intelligent, and gorgeous pup. Curious and friendly with people, Lola is social. However, like many young dogs, Lola has not had the routine and structure that all GSDs crave. As a result, she will benefit greatly from training. Not only will this help Lola bond to her forever family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Fortunately, Lola's foster family has already begun this process and she is rising to the challenge. Lola enjoys the company of other dogs. She would be most successful with stable canine companions. Ready to put her past behind her, Lola is ready for her forever family. Could that be with you

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MAGSR ID: 9195

Mac

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 8 months 6 days
Color: Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Vet
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet Mac was picked up by animal control and brought to a shelter. Upon her arrival it was highly evident that she was in need of medical support. Mac could pull herself up on her front two legs, but struggled to move her back end. Shelter staff immediately got her into a vet to see what they could do to help this lovely little girl. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that Mac had a fractured pelvis, close to the right hip, and a dislocated left hip. It is presumed that Mac was hit by a car. She would need surgical support to help her move forward. Unfortunately, this was not an option at the shelter and would likely result in Mac being euthanized. In an attempt to save her life, a plea for help went out. MAGSR's volunteers knew they needed to help.

Mac is an absolute sweetheart. Even with the significant amount of pain that she is in, Mac is still gentle and affectionate. Her lovely eyes simply tug at your heartstrings. We have already begun working with Mac's surgical team to help her move forward. Mac will need to take it slow as she heals; however, at her age, a full recovery is expected. As a young girl, Mac is still learning all about the world around her. She, just like any young pup, will benefit greatly from continued socialization. This is critical as it will help her develop into a stable and confident adult. Mac is looking for a family that will love and cherish her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

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MAGSR ID: 9554

Marquis

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 6 months 1 week
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Marquis was purchased as a puppy. Unfortunately, his family did not realize how large he would become and quickly discovered that they did not have the time or resources for a large breed dog. Recognizing that they would not be able to properly care for Marquis, they began reaching out for help. When asked to help this pup move forward, MAGSR stepped up.

True of all puppies, Marquis is a playful and inquisitive guy. Unfortunately, his family did not provide him with many opportunities to socialize with people and other animals. As a result, this boy is shy and does need time to adjust to new people and situations. Marquis' forever family will need to make sure to give him plenty of opportunities to socialize in controlled settings. This is essential for all dogs as it helps them develop into stable and confident adults. Training will also be critical for Marquis as it will help him bond to his forever family; it will also help him begin developing the skills he will need to become a good canine citizen. Although Marquis is a cutie, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their families. Puppies are full of puppy antics, they whine, get into things, and they will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Marquis will develop into the amazing dog we know he is destined to be. If this pup sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

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MAGSR ID: 9687

Mazie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster

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

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Mazie and Sadie were well-loved members of their family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of their control, the girls' family needed to find them a new home. MAGSR was honored to step-up and provide Mazie and Sadie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls. 

Mazie is a special girl. Her family welcomed her home after a breeder considered putting her down after being born with a congenital defect. Although Mazie required a little extra time and support, she was welcomed home to a family that taught her how to walk, play, and interact just like any other dog. Mazie is a little confused by all of the changes in her life. As a result, she needs a little extra time to warm up to new people. However, when provided with leadership and guidance, Mazie warms up to new people and leans in for affection. 

If Mazie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

Update:

Mazie is doing incredibly well in her foster home and has made a lot of progress.  In that time we have found she does great with bath, blow dry and nail trim.  Mazie is not food aggressive, nor is she food motivated but will be enticed with a high value treat such as chicken nugget. She is on a routine and happy to go outside to potty every 4 hours and does well in her crate.  

She is on medication to help her with her bladder which she will have an occasional over excited dribble. When at home she likes to play with stuffed toys, balls, and chew on bully stick.  The recent snow accumulations have shown her love of snow and frolicking in it. Exuberantly wants to play with other dogs, teaching/training to play easy, calm and when needed leave it.  She will happily go for a car ride with you and give kisses.  Mazie will howl when she hears firetrucks or sirens.  She is working on sit, stay, off and with me and continued training will allow her to thrive.  Ask to meet Mazie today!


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MAGSR ID: 7406

Miss Jackie

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Some, with proper introduction

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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. She seeks out attention from everyone around and is a bit of a social butterfly. Fortunately, Miss Jackie has found a loving foster home that is helping her move forward. Although Miss Jackie is an incredible lady, we have learned that she is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been properly cared for and provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Miss Jackie has already begun her heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Jackie's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Miss Jackie is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Miss Jackie's care. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Miss Jackie will need to take it slow over the next few months, she will be back to full strength once her treatment is finished. If Miss Jackie sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

Update: Miss Jackie is a very sweet girl. She seems to love all humans and loves attention. She is a laid back, easy going dog. She loves going for long walks. She likes playing with certain toys. She is housebroken and crate trained. Miss Jackie prefers male dogs over females, she can be quite reactive to female dogs, however with her fosters working with her she is doing better. She will get along with male dogs, but when she wants her own space she'll react. I think it's safe to say Miss Jackie likes being the boss and if she had her choice she would like to be the only dog in the house.
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MAGSR ID: 8508

Odetta

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Brindle
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 55-60 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Odetta is a survivor. She was found living on the streets of a large city protecting three fluffy puppies. Recognizing that they needed help, animal control was called to help Odetta's little family find safety. They were brought to a shelter where the staff quickly recognized that this little family would have their best chance if they were transferred to a rescue. Odetta's puppies, Benceti, Pavys, and Thorson, have found loving homes; however, Odetta has needed additional support adjusting to her new life.

An intelligent girl who is also a problem solver, Odetta thinks through situations well and loves to work her way through specialized toys for treats. Although Odetta has some clear strengths, she did not have positive socialization with people prior to her arrival at the shelter. As a result she is very fearful and uncomfortable around people. At this time she is a high flight risk and will require training, patience, and structure in order to learn that people are safe and will attend to her needs. Although our volunteers are working very hard to help Odetta adjust to her new life, this is a slow process. 

When Odetta is ready for her forever home, she will be best suited for a family that has experience with fearful dogs. A quiet home without children would give Odetta the opportunity to adjust slowly. Odetta does seem comforted by other dogs and enjoys their company. Her anxiety level drops significantly when another stable dog is present. Although another dog in the home is not required, Odetta may benefit from the confidence that a second stable dog would bring. 

Please watch for updates as Odetta further develops her socialization skills.

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MAGSR ID: 8164

Pricilla

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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Description: Elvis and Priscilla were abandoned by their family. Fortunately, when a good Samaritan found them, they moved quickly to get them help. Elvis and Priscilla were brought to a local shelter where staff immediately began addressing their needs. Underweight, under-socialized, and lacking vetting care, shelter staff recognized that Elvis and Priscilla would need some extra support to move forward. When contacted to see if we could help them find their forever home, MAGSR was happy to step up.  After several months in foster together and a trial separation it was determined that Elvis and Pricilla are not a true bonded pair as they do not appropriately care and nurture each other's needs.  In their best interest, MAGSR decided to separate them in order to find them the best permanent home possible for them to continue to grow and develop into beloved family pets.  

It is highly evident that Pricilla was not treated kindly by a male in the past as she is very fearful and nervous of men.  She will require a lot of time to build trust of any males in the household and bonds very quickly with a female handler.  She will need someone with experience to help build her confidence and earn her trust. She lacks appropriate social and behavioral skills towards both people and dogs but is not aggressive. Once she trusts you she is your quintessential velcro shepherd and will follow you everywhere.  She is weary of new people and will avoid them at all costs or will anxiously pace if she sees someone from a distance in the yard.  She would not do well in a city environment or in a busy household with kids running around.  She needs individualized attention and training to address her needs.  Pricilla is housebroken and crate trained.  She knows: sit, down, come and no.  She enjoys going for car rides and will lay down in the back for a quick snooze.  She LOVES all things that squeak to include balls, stuffed toys, rubber chickens etc.  Once you have Pricilla's trust she will greet you with tail wags, kisses, and want to curl up by your feet or next to you on the couch.   She has a sweet and inquisitive personality that is hard to resist. Training will go a long way in helping Pricilla build confidence and overcome her fears and anxieties.  Patience is key with this girl and you will have a loving and loyal companion.

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MAGSR ID: 9653

Roscoe

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

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Handsome Roscoe and his sister, Lady, were part of a litter of puppies that were bred for sale. When he did not catch the eye of potential buyers, her owner kept him on the property for potential breeding when he was older. Although given food and water, Roscoe's owner did not provide him with adequate shelter, socialization, or vetting care. When his living conditions were discovered, another rescuer worked with Roscoe's owner to have him and his sister surrendered to MAGSR.

Roscoe is in many ways a young GSD. He is intelligent, curious, and energetic. Although he does need time to warm up to new people and new situations, with a calm and confident handler Roscoe's personality begins to shine.  This handsome guy simply likes to take his time when adjusting to his environment. As Roscoe was previously kept outdoors with a metal shed for shelter, he has not had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a comfortable household and a soft bed. His new family will need to slowly introduce him to the household so that he has time to acclimate to his new home. As is true with all dogs, Roscoe will thrive in a household where he has structure, routine, and leadership. This will help him develop into the stable and confident dog we know he is destined to become.

Unfortunately, we have learned that Roscoe is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided with monthly preventatives. MAGSR is beginning Roscoe's heartworm treatment. Although treatment is very expensive, Roscoe is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating to Roscoe's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Roscoe will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for an intelligent and curious boy, please ask to meet Roscoe today!

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MAGSR ID: 9482

Russia

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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Sweet and sophisticated Russia was picked up by animal control in the south. Although Russia had been adopted out years earlier, it was highly evident that he had not been well cared for over the last few years. Thin, infested with fleas, and lacking basic care, this gentleman was in need of help and fast. Fortunately, the shelter began addressing his needs while they waited out his stray hold and began looking for rescue support. When no one came to claim Russia, MAGSR stepped in.

Although Russia had clearly been neglected this handsome gentleman is a loving and gentle soul. His easy-going mannerisms and affectionate attitude make him the ideal dog for many households. Russia already knows a few commands such as sit and paw. He loves to greet everyone and has no problem being the center of attention. Although Russia did have a family at one point, we do not yet know if he is housebroken or crate trained. We do know he rides in the car beautifully and is a gentleman on leash. As Russia's needs were clearly neglected, he is now getting the vetting he needs to move forward. Unfortunately, Russia did test heartworm positive. This diagnosis would have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Russia has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Russia is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Russia's treatment and care. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Russia will need some time to heal over the next few months, this sweet guy will be back to full strength when his treatments are completed. If your household is looking for a handsome and sophisticated gentleman, please ask to meet Russia today. 

Update:

Russia has been in a foster home almost a week and he is settling in and I get to see more of his sweet personality each day. First thing anyone should know about him is that he loves nothing more than human love and attention.  He is a resilient boy, considering that humans in his past treated him poorly.   He just wants to be a velcro dog for someone. Even though he arrived underweight and loving food, from day 1 he would leave his food bowl to find me if I left the room. He compensates for my absence by bringing mouthfuls of food to me so he can eat in the same room. 
He is still skittish and cowers with fast movement or loud noise which is remnants of his past experiences that we are making progress with. Russia was placed on short term steroid and it a helping him be more comfortable/less itchy and requires more frequent trips outside for potty breaks. He has obviously been suffering for a long time and is missing fur. He is heartworm positive and MAGSR is paying for his treatment.   His first week here was filled with vet visits, x-rays, a bath (quite possibly his first in a looong time), and blood draws.  Through it all he has loved up on the vet and vet techs and they think he is the best dog ever.  That’s huge progress for a dog scared into cowering on the floor or running away when the TV turns on. It is clear he has had very little experience with indoor life but just as we mentioned before he is resilient and adapting to the wonderful life as a beloved family member. His soulful eyes just tug at your heart, Russia is patiently waiting for that special someone to shower him with all the love and attention he deserves. 


Update:

Don't let his age fool you, this pup has a lot more energy than first thought. As his health improves, so does his activity level. He bounces like a puppy when happy, throws and chases his stuffy, and jogs around the house when the mood strikes. He also has a touch of mischief hiding in him. I think he would make someone a great walking partner -- even speedwalker partner. We can't officially check that yet since he is still dealing with heartworms and has activity limitations but he shows every sign of being an energetic dog.

His fur is doing much better and although he will never get back some of his coat, he is furry again overall. He is also gaining confidence and doesn't run away all the way now. He barks at "intruders" and runs behind me to only come out and repeat the cycle. He is much more tolerant of hands moving around and rarely cowers now.  

He is also 90% house trained which is a vast improvement. He still piddels if very scared and he has had an accident when I broke routine and didn't head straight for the door first thing in the morning. I think he knows that he needs to go outside for the bathroom but doesn't yet understand that this means he isn't supposed to go inside, if that makes any sense. He sleeps nicely in the crate by my bed all night. If put in the crate during the day he whines and barks but doesn't chew or paw at the crate. 

Oh, and he sings! watch the video


Update:

Freedom!!! Well, sort of...

Russia has finished his strict kennel rest during heartworm treatment and is being allowed out for some walks and play. He is acting like a child who has been let out for school's summer vacation and can't get enough fun! He definitely needs some refresher training on how to walk nicely on a leash, but that is to be expected considering the last few months of strict rest. 

After a short bout of play with toys, or a romp in the yard, or a play fight with the other dog, it is time for some front porch sittin'. Now, if you are wondering what the difference is between sitting and sittin' you have to remember his southern upbringing. He likes to sit on the front porch (never the back), watch the world go by, chat with neighbors, and call out the young pups who dare come near his lawn. 

"In my day we knew how to bark correctly. Now a days these young pups cannot be bothered to send a pee-mail. What is this pee-tweet anyway?! In my day..." Yes, Russia, we know. Take it easy, I'm in the middle of writing something. 

Sittin' with his favorite drink (cool water if you please) he gets in his favorite spot, right up against the door in the shade, and will stay there until forced to come inside because it is time for food or it is getting too hot. 

He would really like a home of his own so he doesn't have to keep dealing with sharing a human with another dog. "That young pup needs to know his place in this pack! Biting my tail and taunting me..." Yes, Russia. 

As you can tell he likes to say his piece so I wouldn't recommend a townhome or an apartment building where dogs are not well-loved. However, while he has his curmudgeonly moments, he really does have the playfulness of a much younger dog and loves human companionship. He's looking for a family or person who can spend some time giving him a good scratch, some great treats, and hopefully, a front porch. He's the perfect blend of active dog who doesn't need a lot of exercise and relaxing porch (or couch) companion. Will you please open your home?


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MAGSR ID: 8790

Sable

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Trainer
History: Owner Surrender

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

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Sable joined MAGSR when her family could no longer care for her. Although this was a very difficult decision, they knew this was Sable's best option for finding a forever home. We promised them that we would find Sable a safe and loving family. 

Sable is a young, beautiful girl. Curious but cautious, Sable likes to take her time when acclimating to new people and situations. She seems to prefer a calm but confident handler. As a young dog, Sable still has a lot to learn about the world around her. She will benefit from socialization; however, this will be most successful if started in a controlled environment. With time, training, and increased confidence, Sable will develop the skills all shepherds need to meet with success. Training will be beneficial as it will not only help Sable bond with her new family but it will also help her build confidence and stability. Sable will thrive with structure, routine, and consistency. As we are still getting to know this lovely little girl, watch for updates on her progress. 

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MAGSR ID: 9654

Sally

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

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

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Sally and her Cars Puppies were rescued in the south by another group. As they wanted to do right by this lovely family, they began reaching out to other groups who would be able to support the family until they were ready to find forever homes of their own. When asked to welcome this family into the MAGSR family, we immediately said yes. 

Sally was a known homeless dog in the community in which she lived. She often visited members of the community and was friendly and gentle. When Sally became pregnant, a community member began working with a rescue group to trap Sally and her family. It took some time; however, they met with success and Sally and her babies were ready to move forward to lives of comfort and safety. Sally is an incredible mommy. She has done a wonderful job caring for her 10 babies. However, she now deserves a family of her very own that will love and care for her with the same kindness she has shown her babies. In many ways Sally is still a baby herself. She will thrive in an environment that provides her with the structure, routine, and guidance that all dogs crave. Training will be key to Sally's success as it will not only help her bond with her new family, but it will also help her develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to be. If this lovely girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today. 

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MAGSR ID: 9171

Smokey


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Not good with small dogs

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Handsome Smokey was surrendered to a shelter as his family felt they could not handle him properly. Recognizing that Smokey would have his best chance if placed through a rescue, the shelter reached out to MAGSR for support. We were happy to help this sweet guy out. As a goofy, young, and energetic guy, Smokey is looking for a family that will exercise his body and his mind on a regular basis. Young dogs need opportunities to learn and grow. When provided with structure, routine, and leadership, Smokey will rise to the challenge. At this time, Smokey is still learning his manners. It is clear that he has not been given boundaries prior to his arrival. Our volunteers will be working with Smokey to develop his manners. Smokey would meet with greatest success in an experienced household that can help him move forward. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet this boy today. 

Update:

Smokey, the three legged wonder dog, is settling in wonderfully to his foster home. He is very affectionate, loving to cuddle and play with his people.  A very handsome boy, his coat is silky soft and beautiful.  He has a young playful temperament and is learning how to play with toys.  He is very friendly with people, although he can be rather mouthy which we are working on.  Because of this, he probably isn't a good fit for a home with young children.  He is good with other medium to large dogs but does need some support learning doggy manners.  He is making great progress learning basic commands and how to walk nicely on leash.  He's getting plenty of exercise and is getting stronger every day.  He needs to get routine walks to help him build up his back leg strength.   He is a typical teenager and needs structure and leadership from his people to be his best self.  Reach out if you are looking for a young playful cuddle bug for your home!


Update:

Smokey is the life of the party with people.  He hasn't met a person he doesn't like.  He has really come out of his shell and has settled into our routine wonderfully.  He's picking up commands well, does well in a crate, generally does well on leash, has shown no destructive tendencies, and loves a long car ride.  His three legs means he can't take long hikes, but he gets around the house with no problems and enjoys walks around our neighborhood.  Our favorite thing about him is his LOVE for chasing our shadow at night when the lights come on outside.  It's impossible to get a good video of, so you'll have to take our word that it is the cutest thing in the world!  Looking for a cuddle bug who will always be up to play?  Ask about Smokey!


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MAGSR ID: 8875

Stella

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 weeks
Color: Cream
Current Size: 64 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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Beautiful Stella was found on the streets of a big, busy city. She was taken to a shelter with the hopes that her family would come and claim her. Unfortunately, no one came to get this lovely girl. Shelters have been quickly reaching capacity over the last few months and this shelter found itself in the same situation. Although they tried to help Stella find a loving forever home, shelter staff recognized that Stella would be more successful if she was transferred to a breed specific rescue. When we heard of Stella's need, MAGSR welcomed her to the family.

Stella is a gorgeous, playful girl. She can be timid and a little shy when first meeting new people. However, given time and patience, Stella's lovely personality will shine. Having participated in doggy play groups at the shelter, Stella enjoys the company of other dogs and has participated in many doggy play sessions. However, as is true of most dogs when she is tired, she will let the other dogs know she needs a break. As a young girl, Stella will benefit from continued socialization with people, other animals, and in a variety of environments. This will help her develop into a stable adult. Training will also be very important for Stella as it will help her bond with her new family as well as develop the skills needed to become a confident dog.

Unfortunately, we have learned that Stella is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been provided with monthly preventatives. Stella's heartworm treatment has already begun and she is doing very well. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this gorgeous girl is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Stella's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Stella will need to take it slow over the next few months, she will be back to full strength soon. Stella is looking for a loving forever home that will commit to her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 9713

Tasha

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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*Update* Tasha’s fosters are thrilled that this precious girl is heartworm free!  She is looking for a forever home where she can enjoy company most of the day with hugs and head-to-head snuggling.  She’s a low to moderate energy GSD and is gentle in all ways.  While she has not shown much interest in other dogs, her fosters continue to work on her socialization skills.   She enjoys walks that give her opportunities to sniff and stroll and is not affected at all by other passing dogs.   Training also continues as we all work together on basic commands.

Tasha is a survivor. After being horribly neglected, she was dumped at a vet with her two pups where the entire family was to be euthanized. Fortunately, another rescue learned of this little family's plight and was able to save them in time. Tasha's puppies were able to find families quickly. However, Tasha needed some additional care as her body had endured significant neglect. 

With the help of another rescue, Tasha was nursed back to health. She received the medical care and kindness that this beautiful girl so clearly deserved. Although Tasha has experienced cruelty at the hands of people, she remains loving and attentive. She enjoys the comforts of a soft bed and head rubs. Although we are still learning about this lovely girl, she amazes us with her sweet temperament. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today. 

Update:

Tasha has made significant progress since her arrival at MAGSR. She is affectionate with her people and has learned to enjoy toys and treats. A big fan of snuggles, Tasha is more than happy to bury her head in your lap just to get some extra love. Although playful, Tasha is not a high energy dog. She enjoys play time and outings but is also content to hang out with her people. As is typical of most GSDs, once comfortable, Tasha will protect her household and property. Not all shepherds want to socialize with people outside of their immediate family. Although Tasha is a friendly girl and does well out and about, she may do best being put away when visitors come to the house. Training will go a long way with Tasha as it will teach her to look to the handler for direction and leadership. Tasha is looking for a family that will commit to her for a lifetime. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.


Update:

Tasha is a sweet girl who immediately wanted to be with her new foster parents. When we are in different parts of the house, she often plops downs at the vantage point allowing her to keep tabs on both of us.  Of course she may just be afraid of missing a meal!  But “head cuddles” are very satisfying to both parties.  She is fine being crated at night as long as we leave a light on, but would probably be happier as close as possible to her people. Her walks throughout the day sometimes lets her meet new people—passing trucks and exuberant dogs, not so fun. 

Walking on a lead is coming along nicely. Tasha is also still learning what she needs to know to be a polite, safe member of the household. She is low energy now, but as she gets healthier I’m sure she will find the happier, more active Tasha inside. 


Update:

Tasha shows her sweet, gentle personality even in adversity, such as when she’s had a tough vet appointment.  She has been a lovely roommate, and is starting to sit before being invited outside or getting her food and she comes when she is called.   Tasha seems very happy to meet people, but due to heartworm restrictions on activities, we have not yet tried to socialize her with other dogs, cats, or babies.  Though the heart worm treatment has meant she is to stay calm and quiet, it seems fine with her. Tasha has finished her heartworm treatment and we are getting back into walks although, keeping them short and slow for now.  Tasha has not expressed any interest in toys, but she likes to keep track of her foster parents.  She is easy to walk on a leash, and seems ok to be crated at night, especially now that she knows our schedule and can count on us to let her out in the morning.  She’s a beautiful, darling girl.


Update: Tasha is still waiting for her forever home - are you looking for a sweet, loving companion? Tasha loves to go for walks, snuggle with her humans. She is very laid back and a gentle soul. Tasha also has a lot of grace. When she first came to stay with us she showed us that she knows how to untangle her legs from the leash with ease. Her fosters have not seen her swim but the second she steps into a creek she lies down with a look of pure bliss like she is getting a spa treatment. Oh, and she took it upon herself to eradicate the Brood X cicadas (I think she did it!) From reading her bio, you will see she came from a life of neglect. She has shown perseverance and she would love to be adopted and live out her life with a family that is hers. If you are looking for a low key, sweet loving girl to take on long walks and shadow you in the yard while you work then please reach out so you can meet her.
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MAGSR ID: 7781

Ted

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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Sweet Ted was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter. Although he waited patiently for his family to come and claim him, no one came up to get him. Due to unprecedented issues with overcrowding, the shelter staff knew that Ted would need rescue support to make it out alive. When asked if we could help this guy find a safe and loving forever home, MAGSR knew exactly what to do. 

Ted is a friendly guy. He enjoys the company of other both human and canine. His loving personality simply makes him a joy to work with. Although we do not know anything about his past, it is clear that Ted was socialized with people and with dogs. He will need to continue to build his leash manners as it doesn't seem like he has had much practice prior to his arrival. As is true of all shepherds, Ted is looking for a stable household that will provide him with structure and routine. He will also benefit from training as this will help him bond to his forever family as well as develop his good canine citizen skills. We have learned that Ted is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had Ted been provided with regular preventatives. MAGSR has begun Ted's heartworm treatment and Ted is doing very well. The cost of Ted's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this sweet guy is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Ted's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Ted will need to take it slow for the next couple of months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a sweet and affectionate guy, ask to meet Ted today!

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MAGSR ID: 9655

Teddy Bear

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75-80 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Vet
History: Shelter

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

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Teddy Bear and his siblings, Anna and Jodie, were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for these dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Knowing we could provide this family with the life and love they deserve, MAGSR welcomed them to the family. 

Teddy Bear is sweet but timid. He warms up for love and attention with a little patience. A big fan of kisses, this guy loves to come over for cuddles once comfortable. Due to the condition in which he arrived, sweet Teddy Bear needed to be shaved as his fur was so matted and dirty that it had caused a skin infection. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Teddy Bear get the relief he needed. With some regular baths, medication, consistent grooming, Teddy Bear is slowly healing. His lovely fur will grow back and he will once again have a magnificent coat. Unfortunately, we have also discovered that Teddy Bear is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided monthly heartworm preventatives. We have already begun Teddy Bear's treatment. The cost of Teddy Bear's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this guy is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Teddy Bear's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Teddy Bear will need to take it slow over the next few months while he undergoes treatment, this will give him time to adjust to his new environment and meet with success in his forever home. Teddy Bear is looking for a forever family that will provide him with the structure, patience, and love that he so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 9551

Theo

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black and tan
Current Size: 85 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 95 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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Theo was a stray who found his way to a shelter where it was very clear that he needed immediate medical attention. A portion of Theo's tail had been degloved and he required significant medical support. Recognizing that Theo's condition would require surgical intervention, the shelter staff worked with local groups to get Theo the help he needed. In order to help Theo survive, a portion of his tail was amputated. With his medical needs addressed, Theo is ready to move forward and begin his journey with a new family. Theo is a big, ball-driven boy. He is good with other dogs but prefers proper introductions. We appreciate that he thinks the use of manners is best when saying hi to new dogs and people. As is true of all shepherds, Theo will meet with success in a household where he has structure and leadership. Training will also go a long way with this handsome guy. Although we are still getting to know Theo, we will provide updates soon. If Theo sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today. 

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MAGSR ID: 8479

Xeda

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

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Hi! My name is Xeda! I’m 7 years old and I'm a survivor. Over the last few years I've been on my own. Fortunately, I met with the right people at the right time and they have helped me move forward. I’m looking for a family that will love me forever. I know MAGSR will help me find the right match.

Although I have lived with other dogs in my foster home, I’d prefer to be the only dog in your house so you can focus all of your attention on me!! When it comes to small animals, such as cats and bunnies, they are a lot of fun to chase. So, I am told that I need a home without these temptations. When it comes to human interactions, I am a big fan of older kids, but younger ones startle me and make me nervous. Perhaps it is how quickly they move about. With my people I am social and sometimes talkative. I do have a lot to say sometimes particularly when I'm excited.

In case you didn't know, I really like living in a household.  I haven’t had any accidents in the house and I’m very good at waking my foster mom and dad in the morning to let them know I’m ready to go out and ready for breakfast. Although I'm not surprised, my foster family loves to compliment me on my leash manners. I've got the concept of walking on a leash down pat. They smile a lot when I respond to a few commands. I am ready to learn more and am sure I will bring more smiles when I do. When it comes to my favorite things, I absolutely love to be outside. I could lay about and soak up the sunshine for hours if they would let me. My foster mom says it’s too hot for me to stay out too long though. I also love to carry my toys all around and show them off! They simply bring me joy. If you are looking for a sweet, loveable snuggle bug, I might be the right match for you!

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MAGSR ID: 9520

Zulu

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Vet

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

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Zulu is a special guy. This big, handsome boy was picked up as a stray in the south. Although it was highly evident that he needed some help, the shelter staff knew that had an amazing dog on their hands. Zulu has easily won the hearts of everyone who has met him. Recognizing that they simply didn't have the ability to meet Zulu's medical needs, the shelter reached out for rescue help. How could we possibly say no to this guy?

Zulu's has bacterial pyoderma. This means his body is suffering from an untreated skin infection. He had sores throughout his body with clusters on his belly, legs, neck, and back. In order to address his skin we did have to sedate and shave some areas. Zulu is now getting bathed every three days and his skin is starting to heal. On top of his skin issues, it was also discovered that Zulu is heartworm positive. Fortunately, his treatment is already moving forward and everything is going well. Zulu will need to take it slow for another month or two; however, he will be back to full strength soon.

Please consider donating to Zulu's care.

As a social guy, Zulu enjoys the company of everyone. He is even comfortable with kids! It is clear that somewhere along the lines this boy was given the opportunity to socialize with people of all ages. Not just a people person, Zulu also enjoys the company of other dogs. A playful guy, Zulu will happily play a game of fetch. He definitely understands the concept of toys. Having spent some time at the shelter, prior to his arrival at MAGSR, Zulu has begun learning a few basic commands. He, just like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help him bond with his new family as well as develop into a good canine citizen.  

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: 9553