Adopted MAGSR Dogs

These are the most recent MAGSR adoptions. Dogs adopted prior to 2016 can be found here.

Chloe

ADOPTED 12/07/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

Chloe adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Chloe came to us a surrender as her former owner did not like that she jumped up on her.  This of course can be controlled with training and correcting this at the time.  She lived in her prior home with other GSD’s and did well.  She has not been around children or cats, so we do not know how she does with them.  Chloe is a beautiful coated GSD, with the cutest ears.  She has been friendly with our volunteers, but unsettled with the changes in her life.  She did undergo a 3 week board and train, but her former owner did not attend training with her.  Training is just as much about training the owner as it is the dog.  You must learn to work together and create a bond.

MAGSR ID: 6180

Chiquita

ADOPTED 12/07/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2
Color: Sable
Current Size: 59 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Chiquita was surrendered to a shelter due to her former person moving.  She is a friendly young girl, enjoys the company of other dogs, and is attentive to her family.  She needs to gain some weight, but otherwise looks good.  Training of course is required, not only for Chiquita but also for her family.

MAGSR ID: 6191

Johnny

ADOPTED 12/01/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

Johnny adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Johnny came to us from a shelter, we have no history for him.  Since arriving in our care, he has been a complete gentleman. A little unsure with his new surroundings at first, but has quickly settled in. Johnny is a kind gentle soul and is very gentle with his handler. He enjoys belly rubs, being with his people, staying by his human's side, and will look to his handler for guidance. Johnny is a wonderful boy and anyone would be lucky to have him.

 

Updates:
  • Johnny is starting to settle in with our volunteers but is still lacking confidence and trust; however, as he gets to know the people he decides to trust more, he greets them with kisses and tail wags. Because of Johnny's insecurities, he would learn from a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. Johnny would also do best with a handler who has prior GSD experience as well to help build his confidence with training and reinforcement. Keep an eye on Johnny's progress and ask to meet him if your home may be a good fit for him.

MAGSR ID: 6027

Liam

ADOPTED 12/01/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd mix
Age at adoption: 12 weeks
Color: Brindle
Current Size: 30 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 10
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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DESCRIPTION:

Liam, along with his siblings Luc and Lieve lived outside without proper care or an adequate amount of food for growing puppies. Thankfully they were brought to our attention and brought into our care. They were underweight, but with proper nutrition they have gained weight. The pups are a mix of Dutch Shepherd (dad) and Belgian Malinois (mom). Both of these breeds are very high energy dogs that require a lot of exercise of both their bodies and minds, along with obedience training, ongoing socialization and direction. It is imperative that you have the time, everyday, to work with them on their training and can meet their exercise needs. We will only consider adopters that have prior experience with working line dogs. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment.

MAGSR ID: 6121

Bellair

ADOPTED 11/27/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, Males Only

Bellair
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DESCRIPTION:

Bellair made her way to us from a shelter where she had been surrendered, for reasons unknown.  She is new to us, so we are just getting to know her.  We know that she prefers the company of male dogs over female dogs.  She needs training, consistency and a schedule.  Without this she has no idea what her new family expects of her, it is your job to guide and teach her.  She is a pretty petite girl, which will make it easier for leash walks.

 

MAGSR ID: 6115

Riley

ADOPTED 11/23/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 1/2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 72 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Riley’s prior family gave her up after having her for 6 years as they no longer wanted her.  As you can imagine losing her family is upsetting.  She just arrived in our care so we are taking the time to get to know her better.  Riley is hopeful that her next family will commit to her for her lifetime and not just toss her aside.  She is over weight, so a diet and exercise are in order.  Her beautiful long coat is matted and dirty but she will be enjoying a spa day.

 

MAGSR ID: 6079

Bebee

ADOPTED 11/23/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 11 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 77 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Bebee adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Bebee was surrendered to us as her former person did not have time for her.  Due to the lack of time and commitment Bebee was left to do as she wished.  A young dog without training, direction, exercise and guidance can find themselves in unsafe situations.  Bebee found herself in one those situations when she was hit by car.  Luckily she did not sustain serious injuries.  She is now in the safety of rescue starting to learn good manners and being properly cared for.  Bebee is somewhat nervous meeting new people, but once she is comfortable with you she is a sweetheart.   We were told she lived with another dog and cats, and has spent time with a toddler.  As she is new to us, we are still learning more about her.

MAGSR ID: 6118

Tyson

ADOPTED 11/23/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 62 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

Tyson adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Tyson is another product of someone getting a dog then not having time for him.  Yes dogs need your time, your devotion, your commitment to them for their lifetime.  It needs to be a well thought out, realistic decision before getting a pet.  Tyson is now looking for the family who has thought their decision through and will commit to him for his lifetime.  Yes he needs training and daily exercise.  Yes he will try your patience at times and get into things he shouldn’t, but this is where his family comes in.  He needs to be taught good manners and he needs obedience training, which his family needs to provide.  Be sure you have the time and patience for years to come.

MAGSR ID: 6117

Diesel

ADOPTED 11/17/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 57 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

Diesel adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

This handsome pup has not had the best start in life.  He has lived outdoors on a chain, not taught manners, leash skills or training.  Thankfully someone got him out of the situation and surrendered him to us.  He is one busy boy, he will jump on you, he will mouth you, he will pull you on the leash.  But with training, structure and direction he will learn to be well mannered.  He is still just a puppy at 8 months old, so expect high energy, playfulness, chewing things and all of the antics that come with having a young dog.  You absolutely need the time to provide him with daily exercise and structure, at this age he is no couch potato.

MAGSR ID: 6116

Bailey

ADOPTED 11/17/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Other Rescue

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

Bailey adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Bailey was surrendered as her family had no time for her and it shows in her lack training and manners. She is such a beautiful, friendly girl that just needs a family to teach her good canine manners. A good training program will teach her jumping up is not acceptable and will also help with her leash skills. Given the opportunity, Bailey will crawl up into her human's lap for loving - she's very sweet. Bailey has some energy to burn that ong walks and a good a game of fetch will help with. Exercising both the body and brain will be very beneficial for her.

Updates:
  • Bailey is a sweet girl and very dedicated to her humans. Bailey likes to be with her humans and will run up and down the stairs to be with each of her humans when they are on different levels of the house. Bailey is a happy go lucky dog and very good with kids. Bailey doesn't know many obedience commands yet but is eager to learn. Bailey is easy to walk, good on car rides, and is house trained – she likes sleeping on doggy beds. She loves belly rubs and attention. If you are looking for a best buddy, Bailey is the one, and she would make a great family dog.

MAGSR ID: 6023

Leia

ADOPTED 11/17/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 4 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 98 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes, Large Males only

Leia adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Leia was surrendered to a shelter as her military dad was deployed overseas. She is a large very friendly girl. Leia enjoys her humans and gets along well with other dogs. She is overweight so a diet and exercise are in order. Leia has shown our volunteers that she's up for a game of fetch with a tennis ball and running around and playing with her human.

Updates:
  • Leia is a great girl and doing well in her foster home. She is very friendly with everybody she meets. Leia needs to work on her basic commands, but she listens very well and walks well on a leash, so she's very smart and will get the basic commands down soon. Leia is very well crate trained. She's doesn't much prefer other females dogs or even small dogs, but seems to be very good with cats. Leia loves going outside and could probably use a lot of play time and running around for exercise. Leia follows her humans around the house and likes to stay near them. She loves car rides and belly rubs. She's good with baths and if there's a garden hose, she loves to play in the hose water- she's very funny to watch. If Leia sounds like a good fit for your home, ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 6025

Luc

ADOPTED 11/16/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd mix
Age at adoption: 12 weeks
Color: Brindle
Current Size: 21 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

Luc adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Luc, along with his siblings Liam and Lieve lived outside without proper care or an adequate amount of food for growing puppies. Thankfully they were brought to our attention and brought into our care. They were underweight, but with proper nutrition they have gained weight. Luc is the runt of the litter, he is missing the tip of one of his ears, we do not know what happened. The pups are a mix of Dutch Shepherd (dad) and Belgian Malinois (mom). Both of these breeds are very high energy dogs that require a lot of exercise of both their bodies and minds, along with obedience training, ongoing socialization and direction. It is imperative that you have the time, everyday, to work with them on their training and can meet their exercise needs. We will only consider adopters that have prior experience with working line dogs. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment.

MAGSR ID: 6119

Regis

ADOPTED 11/16/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 1 year old
Color: Fawn & Black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Regis was surrendered to a shelter as his family moved and could not take him with them.  He is new to us so we are still getting to know him.  He does best with female dogs and prefers them over male dogs.  He loves belly rubs, rolling over on his back for a good scratching.  Regis will benefit greatly from obedience training, learning good manners and what is expected of him.  

 

MAGSR ID: 6114

Ayayu

ADOPTED 11/09/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: black
Current Size: 51 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Ayayu adoption
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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.

  • Ayayu has been our newest foster for a little over a week now. We are an experienced foster home and our adult dogs are experienced and well socialized. Because of this, we felt that Ayayu would benefit from being with us and our pack. As we had expected and hoped for, we are happy to report that we have seen wonderful emotional growth in her.

    Backstory: She, like many of the dogs from the Georgia 38, was not well socialized with people. However, they were socialized with other dogs. She is fairly shy around people and when faced with situations which are of concern to her, she will retreat or go into flight mode. This fearful/flight mode cannot be overstated enough. People that may be interested in her will need to understand her fearful nature. We expect that given time, she will overcome some of this. But it’s possible that she might always be one to flee if confronted with a situation that is scary to her. Her adopter will need to be understand that adopting is not only a lifetime commitment but also a commitment to her life, meaning keeping her safe at all times so that she is not allowed to escape and become lost or even worse.

    Fastforward: Since arriving in our home, she is learning all about normal life experiences, sounds, routines, expectations, etc. She’s learning about things like going up and down steps, ringing telephones, TVs, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, just to name a few. She has also learned about routines such as potty time while on leash, when it’s time to go into her crate if we need to leave the house or for her breakfast and dinner. She is also getting her teeth brushed. Her daily life has not been all about the boring and mundane day to day activities. She is also learning (and enjoying) fun things. She is discovering toys and realized she likes people food such as popcorn, Cheez-It’s , etc. She has also discovered the comfort of a nice plush doggie bed and is frequently seen lying on one of many. This past weekend, she got to relax and enjoy the puppy pool and the bigger human pool and we were very proud of her. Ayayu LOVES other dogs and will show her playful side with dogs who will engage in play. Though our adult dogs do not roughhouse, she still loves them and always seeks to be around them. She is starting to seek out attention from us as well and not hide away as much as previously seen. Because she loves other dogs, she gets a lot of her confidence from being around confident dogs by seeing how they go about daily life. Because of this, she must be adopted into a home with a confident, well socialized dog so that she can continue to improve and grow.

    Her adoptive home will need to be structured, not chaotic and her adopters will really need to understand a flight risk dog and the potential challenges that come with having one in their home.

MAGSR ID: 4499

Archie

ADOPTED 10/31/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 3
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 45
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Archie adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Archie came to us after being confiscated for cruelty.  Witnesses saw his former owner beating him with a metal baton and the police were called.  Archie sustained trauma to his head, which left an open wound to his head along with a fractured frontal sinus cavity.  He also has fractured teeth which are being extracted.  There were old scars possibly from earlier abuse.  Archie received immediate medical treatment for his injuries. Although Archie is a mix breed we could not leave him behind.  We welcomed him into MAGSR with open arms as an honorary GSD.  Archie is currently residing in medical care under the watchful eyes of vets.  So far they have seen no deficits, and he seems to have recovered both physically and mentally from traumatic event. Archie is a fun, friendly, high energize boy.  He loves to romp around and play a good game of fetch.  He will require a family that can match his energy level in order for him to receive the exercise he will need.  Archie is needing a family that will treat him with kindness, that will provide him with a safe and stable home, lots of love and care.

 

Updates:
  • Archie is settling right in to his foster home. The x-rays of Archie's head came back all clear and no deficits were noted from the beating. Archie had a number of teeth extracted that were fractured and not good - the vet said they had to be causing him pain. Archie loves his toys and balls and just loves for his humans to throw the balls so he can fetch and bring it back to them to throw again. He especially loves tennis balls and squeaky balls. Even though Archie was in an unhealthy relationship with his prior owner, he has bounced back and is happy, healthy, friendly & affectionate, bouncy, playful and full of tail wags. Archie is ready to meet his new fur-ever family - is that you?

     

MAGSR ID: 5955

Riana

ADOPTED 10/24/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 yrs
Color: White
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Riana adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Riana came to us after being confiscated in a cruelty case. Another dog in the home was seen being beaten with a metal baton and the police were called. We do not know if Riana was abused, but she does have recently fractured teeth and had a cut under her eye. She is undergoing a complete exam by one of our vets and will have the fractured teeth extracted if necessary.  

She has been in a foster home for a few days now and she settled right in. She is a happy, friendly girl who enjoys the company of other dogs. Riana deserves a family that will treat her with kindness, provide her with love, structure and proper care.

Updates:
  • Riana is settling right in to her foster home. Riana had a number of teeth extracted that were fractured and not good. Riana loves to play and romp around with the resident dogs. Even though Riana was in an unhealthy relationship with her prior owner, she has bounced back and is happy, healthy, friendly & affectionate, bouncy, playful and full of tail wags. Riana is ready to meet her new fur-ever family - is that you?

  • Riana is proving every day to her foster parents how excellent and perfect she is. She is potty trained, crate trained, sits for attention, walks like a dream on the leash and is incredibly loving and snuggly. She is a dog who wants to please and could fit in with a wide variety of families. Riana does great with the resident dog(s) and matches in energy level and play style. She’s good in the car and in public places and is the perfect lady. Riana is living with a cat and is curious and a little confused. Riana is the sweetest girl and is looking for her fur-ever home. If your home may be a match for her, ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 5957

Patra

ADOPTED 10/14/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 49 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.

MAGSR ID: 4769

Leia

ADOPTED 10/13/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 4 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 98 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes, Large Males only

Leia adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Leia was surrendered to a shelter as her military dad was deployed overseas. She is a large very friendly girl. Leia enjoys her humans and gets along well with other dogs. She is overweight so a diet and exercise are in order. Leia has shown our volunteers that she's up for a game of fetch with a tennis ball and running around and playing with her human.

Updates:
  • Leia is a great girl and doing well in her foster home. She is very friendly with everybody she meets. Leia needs to work on her basic commands, but she listens very well and walks well on a leash, so she's very smart and will get the basic commands down soon. Leia is very well crate trained. She's doesn't much prefer other females dogs or even small dogs, but seems to be very good with cats. Leia loves going outside and could probably use a lot of play time and running around for exercise. Leia follows her humans around the house and likes to stay near them. She loves car rides and belly rubs. She's good with baths and if there's a garden hose, she loves to play in the hose water- she's very funny to watch. If Leia sounds like a good fit for your home, ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 6025

Vader

ADOPTED 10/13/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 4 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

Vader adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Vader was surrendered to a shelter as his military dad was deployed overseas.  He is a large friendly boy, enjoys his humans and gets along well with other dogs.  Vader is settling into a foster home nicely. 

MAGSR ID: 6024

June

ADOPTED 10/12/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

June adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

June came to us from a shelter so we have no history on her. She is a quite friendly with humans and other dogs. Training will help June settle into her new life and home, along with building a bond with her new family. This gorgeous, happy girl is ready to meet prospective new families and anyone would be lucky to have her.

MAGSR ID: 6026

Lincoln

ADOPTED 10/12/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Lincoln adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Lincoln came to us from a home where he lived as an only dog and with a single man.  He did not have socialization outside of the home, so we do not know how he is with children, cats or other dogs.  While in our care he has been in the area of other dogs with no reaction, but he has not been formally introduced to other dogs.   He has been friendly with our volunteers and easy to handle with an experienced handler.  Lincoln can become protective of his person, this will need to be addressed with proper training and handling.  Lincoln enjoys a game of fetch and chasing off squirrels from his yard.  We feel it best that Lincoln be adopted by a family that has experience with the breed and their protective trait.

MAGSR ID: 5977

Alger

ADOPTED 09/29/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 3 years
Color: White
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Alger Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.

  • Unfortunately, Alger tested heartworm positive when seen by MAGSR's vet in July when MAGSR decided to test all the GA dogs again because heartworm takes 6 months to show up on the bloodtest. This could have been avoided had he been kept on monthly heartworm preventatives prior to coming to MAGSR. Alger is in the beginning stages of his heartworm treatment, which of course MAGSR will pay for her entire treatment. Treatment is expensive, but Alger is certainly worth the cost. Donations towards his treatment would be greatly appreciated, this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs. He will have to take it slow for the next few months while he undergoes treatment, so lots of rest will be in order.

MAGSR ID: 4768

Riley

ADOPTED 09/24/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 63 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Riley Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Riley came to us from a heartbroken family, sadly life did not go as planned.  With unexpected changes they had no other option but to surrender her to us.  She is very much loved and was well cared for, or as her human dad said she was spoiled.

Riley is such a sweet, friendly girl.  She did live with another male GSD and they got along well, and we were told she is good with cats.   She loves playing Frisbee and fetch with a ball.  Riley is looking for a new family that will love and care for her as much as her former family has.  Please open your heart and home to Riley or one of our other dogs.

MAGSR ID: 5991

Chelsea

ADOPTED 09/22/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 18 Months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Other Rescue

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only

Chelsea adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Chelsea came to us from a shelter, we have no idea how or why she ended up there.  She has some hair loss and an ear infection which is being treated.  She is now receiving proper care and is on the mend.  Chelsea is somewhat skittish when meeting new people, but given time she warms up quickly.  Structure, guidance and training will help built her confidence.  She absolutely loves the company of another dog, she is very playful and more relaxed in their company.

Updates:
  • Chelsea has been doing very well with younger dogs of her size - she loves to play. Chelsea loves attention and hanging out on her handler's lap with her front paws to get attention. Sometimes, Chelsea is a little shy meeting new people. She loves playing with her toys.  She likes her doggie beds, does good when she's crated when her humans are not home. Chelsea is very happy and excited to see her humans when they come home. Chelsea is an active dog and likes to run around and play. Chelsea also sometimes can be her human's shadow in the house and she loves car rides. If Chelsea sounds like someone that may fit well in your home, ask to meet her.
     

MAGSR ID: 5940

Rosie

ADOPTED 09/22/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 63 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Rosie adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Rosie came to us from a home where she lived with other dogs and children.  She is a little skittish when first meeting new people, but soon after she is a playful and happy puppy.  Rosie will require training, ongoing socialization, structure, guidance and of course a commitment for her lifetime.  Puppies are a lot of work, they get into things they shouldn’t, they have accidents in the home, have lots of energy and require a lot of attention.  Please be sure you have the time and patience it takes to raise a well mannered and balanced pup.

Updates:
  • Hi - I’m Rosie! I’m 7 months old and my foster mom says I’m really mature for my age.  I am so well-behaved in my crate and yet I am a curious puppy who loves to meet lots of new people and see lots of new sights. I go for walks on my foster mom’s farm, and chase butterflies, grasshoppers, and anything else that pops up out of the grass. I haven’t had any accidents in the house when in or out of my crate, and I happily clean up my breakfast and dinner.  I do bark at strangers until I get a chance to meet them up close. I’ve met young children, teenagers, and lots of grown-ups since I’ve been here.  While I’m still shy around new people and sometimes worried about sounds I don’t understand, I just need lots of good experiences in and out of the home to make sense of everything that is going on.  I can’t wait to meet my forever family, though, and get settled into the life and rhythm of a new home. I will turn out to be the dog of a lifetime for some lucky family, I know!

MAGSR ID: 5937

Darlington

ADOPTED 09/21/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year
Color: Sable
Current Size: 59 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Darlington
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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.

MAGSR ID: 4752

Avalon

ADOPTED 09/09/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 18 Months
Color: Liver
Current Size: 74 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Other Rescue

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

Avalon adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Avalon found herself in a shelter as a stray so we have no information about her past.  She is ready to start a new life with a new family.  She is a beautiful liver and cream color.  She has some hair loss which has started to come back in.  She is a friendly, playful young girl.  

MAGSR ID: 5939

Riptide

ADOPTED 09/07/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 2 yrs
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

Riptide
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DESCRIPTION:

Riptide was originally adopted from a shelter, where he then went on to live his life on a chain with not enough food and no shelter.  This is why it is so important that anyone wanting to adopt a dog is checked out by shelters and rescues.  Riptide was promised a better a life when the shelter adopted him but that is not what he received.  That is all changed now that he is with MAGSR, we will make sure he finds a loving and caring family, that can provide him a home, a comfy bed, good nutrition and care.  Riptide's name is very fitting, he is a high energy boy that is not sure what to do with new found freedom from the chain.  He will need training and structure, along with lots of exercise.  

Updates:
  • Unfortunately, Riptide has been returned to us as his adopter fractured her ankle and is non weight bearing.  With Riptide’s high energy, she was not able to provide his daily exercise requirements.  Riptide was also not doing well with one of their teenage twin daughters.  He was fine with one of them.  He has been to obedience training, but his new family is required to complete training with him.  Training is a great way to learn more about each other, how to work together and create a bond.

  • Hello there!  My name is Riptide. I've gone to two lovely homes now, they loved me, but they couldn't handle my energy. I am so afraid I may never have a home of my own.  You see, the first part of my life, I was out on a chain and wasn't shown puppy manners. It seems like all that energy has built up and I've never gotten it out. I have had some training now, so I know sit, down, come and I walk well on a leash. Everyone says I'm a nice boy, I just need a runner, or someone to work me out and train me for cool stuff, things like agility, rally or nose work, or maybe give me another dog to play with so I can get this energy out! They say I'm easy to train because I'm food motivated - I say who doesn't like food? I also love playing in the kiddie pool they have at the kennel where I stay for now, but they said it's too cold now. One lady said something about dock diving, I don't know what that is, but if I get to go in the water, I'm all for it! If you're looking for a pup to do something active with, ask to meet me, you might be just what I'm looking for!

MAGSR ID: 4539

River

ADOPTED 09/01/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 63 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

River adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

River came to us from a home where he lived with other dogs and children.  He is a little skittish when first meeting new people, but soon after he is a playful and happy puppy.  River will require training, ongoing socialization, structure, guidance and of course a commitment for his lifetime.  Puppies are a lot of work, they get into things they shouldn’t, they have accidents in the home, have lots of energy and require a lot of attention.  Please be sure you have the time and patience it takes to raise a well mannered and balanced pup.

MAGSR ID: 5936

Olympia

ADOPTED 08/31/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 62 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Olympia Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.

  • I'm settling in to my foster home better than my foster mom thought I would. Boy is a home different from anything I have ever had. There are two resident dogs and we are still in the "getting to know each other" phase. They sniff me and I have started sniffing back. I don't understand some of the gestures they make, but my foster mom says they are trying to play. I've never heard of that before but eventually I will give it a try. In the beginning, I was so scared that all I would do is hover as far back as I could in my crate. As time passed and I began to get a little bit more comfortable, I'm starting to move towards the crate door when they come to get me. My foster mom is sooooo excited that I am now independently taking a few steps out of my crate sometimes. Housebreaking is going well so far. We have had some accidents, but we are starting to figure it out. There is only one place in the yard I prefer to go, even if you walk me for an hour, so my foster mom hooks me to a long metal cable and takes me to my spot, which also makes for easy clean up for my foster mom. My time at the kennel wasn't wasted. The volunteers worked tirelessly walking us and teaching us to interact properly. My foster mom says I'm the best dog she has ever had on a leash. Soon, she says she's going to start to teach me to sit, so I'll let you know how things go. If you are looking to take in a gentle soul, have patience and willing to take the time to teach and train me, I could be that special one. Ask to meet me.

  • Hey....It's me again. Life has never been better. I've been in my foster home for 7 weeks now and my foster mom says I am a different dog than when I came here. When I first got here, I was very scared and wanted to do nothing but hide in my crate. I still want to be in my crate a lot of the time, but I also spend a lot of time out of the crate with my foster family. I now stay in the same room as them and love to sit on my foster mom's feet. We are working on this being pet thing. I don't mind it but don't actively seek it yet. We've been going on some outings recently. The first few times were very scary and I tried to hide behind my foster mom. Now it's getting better and I'm starting to let people approach and pet me. There are still a lot of things that scare me and there always will be. Sudden movements and unexpected noises such as the garage door still frighten me and I try to run away and sometimes to my crate. Everyday sounds in the house are fine because I have gotten used to them by being exposed to them so much. I stay in my crate at night and typically don't make a sound. My foster mom knows if I make noise it means I really need to go out to potty. I'm hoping to get enough confidence to stop by an event or two in the near future. I'm searching for that forever home and will make some family a wonderful addition. If you're interested in meeting me, please fill out an application. Hoping to meet you soon....Olympia

MAGSR ID: 4772

Saydee

ADOPTED 08/31/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 63 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Other Rescue

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

Saydee adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Saydee is a great dog. She is loving, sweet and wants to please you. Saydee is obedient, knows commands and is crate trained and housebroken. She gets along with other large breed dogs. This affectionate girl loves to hug, kiss and cuddle.  She is looking for her furever family.

MAGSR ID: 5938

Kaffee

ADOPTED 08/29/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 6 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 61 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Kaffee Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Kaffee’s former owner was moving and planned on just leaving her behind by herself, thankfully someone knew about this and contacted MAGSR.  Kaffee is just as sweet as she can be, she is very friendly, loves human contact and interaction.  Unfortunately we have no prior history about her, so we do not know if she has ever been around children.  She is now living in a foster home where they are getting to know her better, please watch for updates.  

MAGSR ID: 5923

Kaja

ADOPTED 08/19/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: White
Current Size: 72 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Trainer
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Kaja adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • Over the last two months, Kaja has had to overcome a lot of changes in terms of her living situation, surroundings, and pack structure. Although significant changes can be difficult for any pup, in Kaja's case, so many things happening at once resulted in a shut down. It was decided that in order to best meet Kaja's needs, she should be moved into a foster home where she would have the benefits of consistency, routine, and leadership. Kaja walked into her foster home a little over a week ago and has never looked back. Thriving on a calm and structured environment, Kaja has begun to emerge from her shell and is acting more like a pup every day. 

    At this time, Kaja is crate training and house breaking beautifully. She seems to understand that business is done outside and is keeping her crate clean and dry. When out and about Kaja is learning to ignore cars and trucks in the neighborhood. With little previous experience on leash, Kaja has been a work in progress but has made great strides in a very short period of time. She is still unsure about sirens or sudden loud sounds and will try to run away. Unknown people can also be unnerving as Kaja has not always had positive experiences with people. Continued exposure to people, places, and sounds in a controlled fashion will help Kaja continue to develop the into a well socialized dog. 

    Kaja is curious, affectionate, and intelligent. Once comfortable with her people, Kaja enjoys head rubs and neck scratches. She is integrating well with her furry foster siblings and seems to draw confidence from a stable pack. Kaja is looking for a special family that will help her become the impressive dog we know she is destined to be. If Kaja sounds like a good match for your household, please ask about her today. 

MAGSR ID: 4760

Klaus

ADOPTED 08/18/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Black and tan
Current Size: 103 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes, non-dominant only

Klaus adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Klaus was surrendered to us as the female dog in the home was jealous of him.  Klaus is a very big, strong boy weighing 103 lbs.  it is imperative that he attends obedience training.  He will learn good manners and leash skills, which is very important with a dog this large.  Training will also help his family set boundaries and learn to properly handle/manage him.  He needs to learn some house rules, such no counter surfing, no eating from the trash, no chewing things that aren’t his etc..  He does best with non-dominate dogs.  He lived in the home with a cat, after proper introductions he did well.

MAGSR ID: 5857

Aubrey

ADOPTED 08/15/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: White
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Aubrey adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Updates:
  • The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.

  • Aubrey is settling into his foster home nicely. He is such a sweet and lovable boy! We had tummy and neck rubs after a few days. He is now looking for his foster mom and following her around the house.  He is adjusting well to his surroundings, home noise and some city noises going on his walks several times a day. He's made a lot of progress in a short period of time although it might take some time to overcome his fears.  He is patient and is learning from the resident GSD. At times he is ok with cars, runners, children, dogs passing and then at other times he just needs reassurance that it's ok.  His leash manners are getting better and he needs patience and training to improve. He is comfortable in his crate and considers it his sanctuary during the day and at bedtime. The housebreaking training is coming along just fine and is learning that outside is the place to go.  He is a smart GSD and with time and patience he will shine! He is a sweet boy and is hoping he finds his fur-ever family soon.

  • Aubrey is doing great in his foster home. He's enjoying his walks around the neighborhood and the park. Even though he is still wary of sudden movements and loud noises, he is so much better. Aubrey comes to his handers with enthusiasm to get his pinch collar / leash on to go outside and is learning to 'wait' at the door. He's met a few dogs and he is fine, but not always interested. He seems to have a playful personality waiting to come out. He has put his paw on his fur-sibling a few times to test the waters but even though she is a player too, she didn't seem interested but they do run around together at times in playing in the house. Aubrey’s leash manners are getting better and he’s learning to walk nicely on a leash. He’s very comfortable starting out on our walk then pulls on our way home to get home. We have an occasional tail wag and lots of requests for belly rubs. Aubrey is ready for his fur-ever home – could it be with you?

  • Every day that Aubrey is with his foster sibling and foster parents, he continues to improve - he never looks back at his former life. Aubrey has learned that humans are not so bad and to trust humans more every day. He is enthusiastic to go on his walks and the regular city noises are no longer too scary. Aubrey is ok with cars passing by, people running past him, children playing nearby and lawnmowers making noise. Aubrey loves his walks and meeting 4 legged furry friends along the way. Aubrey was recently introduced to his foster parents’ 2+ yr old granddaughter while in his crate. He was timid at first and not sure what to make of this little person, but by the time we all went for a walk, he came over to sniff her on his own. Aubrey is attending obedience training classes with his foster sibling. He is doing great so far even though he can't fully participate in all activities (he’s not allowed to be off leash anytime soon), but Aubrey is so smart and wants to please. Aubrey knows how to 'halt' and 'wait' at an intersection, 'ok' and 'heel' to proceed walking. Aubrey’s foster parents are currently working on 'come' and 'sit' and he is responding as well as expected - we can't wait to see his continued success with training. Aubrey is looking for a patient and loving home. This young gentle lad has so much potential and is one of the sweetest GSDs we have encountered. Aubrey will be a wonderful, sweet, and loved member of his forever family. Ask to meet Aubrey!

MAGSR ID: 4759

Vegas

ADOPTED 08/12/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Vegas adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

This sweet, scared, loving girl was surrendered to us after her family decided they could no longer take care of her. She wants to be loved, adored and cared for, and in return she will devote her life to her family.  She is still just a puppy, so she has a lot to learn.  Yes she might have accidents in the house and she may chew things she shouldn’t, but this is where a dedicated family comes in to teach her good manners, along with obedience training. Puppies have lots of energy so she will require daily walks, playtime and of course a schedule and guidance. It is imperative that she is well socialized with people and other dogs so she will be well balanced and that she is enrolled in training at her early age.  If you have the time to commit to raising a puppy and will can commit for the next 12 years or so, please ask to meet Vegas.

MAGSR ID: 5899

Frankie

ADOPTED 08/10/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 8 months
Color: Cream
Current Size: 46 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster

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

Frankie adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Frankie is a young, sweet, friendly boy who is looking for a home without cats.  He is fine with dogs and lived with teenage children, but the cats were just too tempting for him.  Frankie, of course, is in need of obedience training, as are all dogs.  Training will help teach him good manners, listening and leash skills.  Training also helps create a bond between the dog and their family.  As he is still young he has a lot to learn and still has puppy energy.  Please be sure you have the time, energy and patience for a young dog.

MAGSR ID: 5855

Blitz

ADOPTED 08/10/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black and tan
Current Size: 86 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel

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

Blitz adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Blitz was surrendered as his family did not have time for him.  He lived with a cat and children in his previous home.  He gets along with other dogs.  Blitz is a handsome, friendly boy who is looking for a family that will commit to him for his lifetime.  He will require ongoing grooming as he has a beautiful plush coat, so lots of brushing is required.  Training, of course, will benefit not only Blitz, but also his new family.  It will help you learn about each other, work together and provide balance for Blitz.  

MAGSR ID: 5856

Celia

ADOPTED 08/04/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 yr 8 mon
Color: Sable
Current Size: 100 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Celia found herself in a shelter after found wandering on her own. Her age is estimated at a year old but she could be younger. She is friendly and happy along with being beautiful. While at the shelter she kept her kennel area so she may be housebroken. Life on the run is no way to live, Celia wants the love and care of a family, a comfy bed, toys, exercise, good food and training.

Updates:
  • Hi I'm Celia!  I just love living in a house with comfy beds and chew toys. My foster mom always tells me what a good girl I am and how I have excellent house manners. I'm housebroken, I don't beg at the dinner table or jump on furniture, although I'm sure your bed would be very comfy.  I can be a little timid around new visitors, but give me a treat and pet me and I will be your friend.  I love spending time outside on the deck and going for walk​s, but I could improve my leash skills, although my foster mom tells me I've improved a lot (I'm working on my basic commands too).  Please ask to meet me!! 

  • Sweet Celia was returned to MAGSR thru no fault of her own. She lost her dad unexpectedly and her mom was no longer able to care for her and give her the time and exercise she needs. Celia is understandably confused right now and needs to lose a few pounds. Once Celia bonds with her human and gets comfortable, she becomes protective of her humans and her space. This can be easily managed by putting her away in a secure room and/or crate when people come to the home. She will also benefit from a strong leader, who has prior experience with the breed, and who will provide appropriate correction and training. Celia would like to find a forever home with a forever family who will commit to her and not give her up. Could that be your family?

  • I love my doggie beds, one in the living room where everybody sits, and one in the bedroom where my humans sleep. I like when my human comes home, I have my tail waggin', a happy face, and rub against them. I let my humans know when a car door shuts outside by running to the door and barking. I'm a little nervous around strange people, I do not like thunderstorms, I don't do well in crates because I figure out how to bust out of them. I do real good when I'm left with the range of the house. I like my Nyla-bone, and keep it by my bed in the living room and don't let the resident dog get close to it. I do good on walks, I let my humans know when I need to go out by jumping up, whining and leaning against them. I love ice cubes, and I roll over onto my back to get belly rubs. I bond very quickly with my humans and look forward to finding my forever home.

MAGSR ID: 2254

Liberty

ADOPTED 07/30/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy size
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Meet the Independence Puppies! Liberty cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Liberty has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Liberty will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Liberty will be available for adoption on July 13th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5755

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