Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

Faith

ADOPTED 09/25/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 63 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 63 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

MAGSR ID: 9226

Russia

ADOPTED 09/25/2021!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 10 years 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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. 

Updates:

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. 

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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

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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?

MAGSR ID: 8790

Xeda

ADOPTED 09/25/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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!

MAGSR ID: 9520

Tasha

ADOPTED 09/19/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 11 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

*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. 

Updates:

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

MAGSR ID: 7781

Heartland

ADOPTED 09/12/2021!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

MAGSR ID: 9710

Izzy Bee

ADOPTED 09/12/2021!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Izzy Bee and her brother, Asher, were well-loved members of their family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, Izzy Bee and Asher's family was not able to continue to care for them. As a result, they made the difficult decision to surrender both dogs to MAGSR. We promised Izzy Bee and Asher's family that we would find them an amazing forever home that would care for them for a lifetime. 

Izzy Bee is a friendly girl. She enjoys the company of her people and other dogs. Having grown up with Asher, Izzy Bee has grown accustomed to the presence of another dog. However, she would also do well as the only dog in the household so that she can enjoy all of the attention. Izzy Bee lived on a large piece of land and enjoyed romping and playing about outside. Although Izzy Bee loves to be outside, she hasn't had a lot of experience on a leash. Our volunteers have already begun teaching Izzy some leash manners. However, she will benefit from further training with her new family. Training will not only help Izzy bond to her new family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Izzy Bee is looking for a loving family that will provide her with the structure, leadership, and routine that all dogs crave. If Izzy Bee sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 
 

MAGSR ID: 9795

Annika

ADOPTED 09/11/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 5 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 74 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Some, with proper introduction
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. 

Updates:

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?

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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? 

MAGSR ID: 9120

Harley

ADOPTED 09/09/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

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. 

MAGSR ID: 9715

Jasmine

ADOPTED 09/09/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Bicolor
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

MAGSR ID: 9649

Ash

ADOPTED 09/07/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

MAGSR ID: 9712

Asher

ADOPTED 09/05/2021!



Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80
Ideal/Potential Size: 80
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Asher and his sister, Izzy Bee, were well-loved members of their family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, Asher and Izzy Bee's family was not able to continue to care for them. As a result, they made the difficult decision to surrender both dogs to MAGSR. We promised Asher and Izzy Bee's family that we would find them an amazing forever home that would care for them for a lifetime. 

 

Asher is an affectionate guy. He enjoys the company of his people and other dogs. Having grown up with Izzy Bee, Asher has grown accustomed to the presence of another dog. However, he would also do well as the only dog in the household so that he can enjoy all of the attention. Although Asher did live with a small child, he is uneasy around little kids. They often move so fast and have unpredictable movements. Asher would prefer a forever home with older children or without children. Having lived on a large piece of land, Asher has enjoyed romping and playing about outside. Although Asher loves to be outside, he hasn't had a lot of experience on a leash. Our volunteers have already begun teaching Asher some leash manners. However, he will benefit from further training with his new family. Training will not only help Asher bond to his new family but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Asher is looking for a loving family that will provide him with the structure, leadership, and routine that all dogs crave. If Asher sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet this handsome guy today. 

MAGSR ID: 9802

Zendaya

ADOPTED 08/29/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 months 1 week
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 45 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Sweet Zendaya was picked up as a stray in the south. The shelter director couldn't believe that this little girl wasn't claimed as she is simply a love. Unfortunately, due to extensive overcrowding, once Zendaya's stray hold was up, she needed a rescue pull. MAGSR couldn't help but fall in love with this little girl. We were so very excited to welcome her to the MAGSR family. 

Zendaya is a little honey. Her sunshiney personality brings light and joy to everyone around her. A big fan of attention and belly rubs, Zendaya happily flops over for as much love as she can possibly get. Although we do not know anything about Zendaya's past, it is highly evident that she was socialized with people and dogs. She plays very well with others. Although Zendaya is a doll, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy energy and antics. They get into things, whine, and will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Zendaya 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!

Updates:

Zendaya needs your help, please donate now.

Sweet Zendaya apparently contracted an upper respiratory infection somewhere in her travels and it, unfortunately, developed into pneumonia.  She had a hacking cough, purulent nasal discharge, sneezing, difficulty breathing and lethargy (for a puppy).  Despite all of this, she continued to act much like a happy puppy but a low energy one.  Her foster took her to the vet.  She was started on antibiotics and the vet recommended x-rays.  MAGSR immediately agreed to the x-rays and thank goodness we did.  The x-rays clearly demonstrated just how sick this little one was.  She was taken to the emergency clinic and started on intravenous antibiotics and fluids.  The emergency staff were smitten with her exuberant personality.   Fortunately, she only needed a one night stay and was sent home after 24 hours with more antibiotics.  She'll need follow-up x-rays in two weeks.  Her foster reports that her energy level has increased but to what level?  We're really not sure but those IV antibiotics really seem to have made a difference.  

Zendaya is a young girl and is going to have lots of energy to burn.  She has no training and has learned to sit but when her food bowl is involved it's more of a kangaroo jump/sit.  She is treat motivated.  She doesn't have any leash manners and leashing has been a little bit of a challenge as any compression on her trachea produced coughing.  This sweet girl will need lots of structure and training.  She is smart, sweet and beautiful and has so much to learn.  She gets along fine with the resident dogs and is conflict avoidant.  She is looking for a forever home to provide a lifetime of love and adventures.  Could this be you? 

MAGSR ID: 9740

Prince

ADOPTED 08/28/2021!

Prince is going home!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Better with small dogs
DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Prince was a beloved member of his family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer care for him. Although surrendering Prince was a very difficult decision, his family knew that this was in his best interest as it allowed him to move forward. We promised Prince's family that we would find him a safe and loving forever home.

Prince is an energetic and playful guy. He loves to run around and play ball. Prince is looking for an active family. A family member with a good throwing arm would be an added bonus. Good with dogs, particularly little dogs, and cats, Prince enjoys the company of his furry friends. Having lived in a loving household, Prince is both housebroken and crate trained. Although he understands a lot of the rules of living in a household already, he will need a refresher in his new home. Prince has also had the benefit of a few training sessions prior to his arrival. However, he will need to attend training with his new family as this will help him not only bond to them. This will also help him develop the skills he needs to become a good canine citizen. Prince is looking for a family that will provide him with the structure, routine and leadership to move forward. Could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 9771

Homer

ADOPTED 08/28/2021!

Homer is going home!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 85 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Updates:

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.

MAGSR ID: 9646

Mac

ADOPTED 08/28/2021!

Mac with her new forever family
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 10 months 1 day
Color: Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Please consider donating to Mac's care.

Updates:

It has been an absolute pleasure to have Mac in our home. She is a complete love bug. Full of tail wags and kisses, Mac may not have always been treated kindly by humans, as is evident from her emaciated frame and bullets in her tail; however, she remains interactive and social. A fan of people and kids, Mac welcomes everyone with kisses. Living with other shepherds, Mac takes a moment to realize that she is safe and then immediately begins interacting with the same little wiggles that she shows everyone. Although we do not know much about Mac's past, she is housebroken and crate trained. Mac settles very nicely in her crate and enjoys a cracked moose or elk horn to keep her entertained. A fan of toys and balls, Mac is playful and entertaining but is not a high energy dog. She enjoys her playtime but is also happy to curl up and relax. Mac is still learning to adjust to the world outside. She enjoys her daily walks but is still developing confidence when encountering new items or sounds. Having been hit by a car, Mac does pause when cars are moving near her. However, daily practice is helping her move forward. Mac is looking for a loving forever home that will care for her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 9554

Sable

ADOPTED 08/23/2021!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

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. 

MAGSR ID: 9654

Russell

ADOPTED 08/21/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Russell was dumped in a suburban neighborhood. This smart guy chose a house and decided to hang out on their doorstep. Fortunately, he chose a dog-loving household who immediately brought him in and started taking the right steps to try to find his family. Although they worked with the local shelter and lost dog groups, no one came forward to claim Russell. Without the resources to keep Russell as a member of their household, this family waited for his stray to to finish and began reaching out for rescue help. We knew Russell would be an excellent addition to the MAGSR family and stepped forward to welcome him. 

Handsome Russell is a young, energetic, and playful guy. Although we don't know much about his past, it is very evident that he has been socialized with other dogs and people. As a young dog, it is imperative that Russell's new family continue this socialization with new people, animals, and environments. This will help him develop into a stable and confident adult. In addition to regular socialization, Russell will need daily exercise for both his mind and his body. He will need an active family that can meet these needs. As is true of all young dogs, Russell will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. His new family will need to take him to training so that he can develop a healthy bond with them. Training is also important as it will help Russell become a good canine citizen. If this impressive guy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

Updates:

Russell is settling well into his foster home.  He is fully house broken and is learning how to sleep quietly in his crate at night.  Russell is a sweet boy who loves to cuddle with you on the couch.  Since he is so young, he does have a lot of energy and likes long walks.  He was never obedience trained and still has some bad puppy habits like picking up socks, but is getting better with some structure and consistent house rules.  He learned 'sit to say please' very quickly!  Russell would do really well in a home that has another dog he can play with.  He keeps trying to play with the resident dog, but she is not interested.  He is persistent and has not given up yet!  He is friendly with other people and dogs.

MAGSR ID: 9747

Adira

ADOPTED 08/16/2021!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 months 4 weeks
Color: Tan
Current Size: 30 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Please consider donating to Adira's care.

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!

 

Updates:

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 :)
 

MAGSR ID: 9556

Kodiak

ADOPTED 08/15/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years 1 month
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 105 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 100 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

MAGSR ID: 9721

Ted

ADOPTED 08/15/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

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!

MAGSR ID: 9655

Ralph

ADOPTED 08/14/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Ralph is a big, handsome, social guy. He likes dogs of varied sizes and has clearly been well socialized. As Ralph is still very young, it is critical that his forever family continue to socialize him appropriately. This will help him develop into a stable dog. As a playful guy, Ralph is looking for an active household that will exercise both his mind and his body on a daily basis. As we do not know anything about Ralph's past, in many ways he is a clean slate. He will benefit from structure, routine, and leadership. Ralph's family will need to make sure that he gets into training early. This will help Ralph bond to his forever family; it will also help him develop the skills and confidence he will need to become a good canine citizen. 

 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Ralph is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been provided with monthly heartworm prevention. MAGSR is beginning Ralph's heartworm treatment. Although treatment is expensive, sweet Ralph is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Ralph's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Ralph will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished.

If Ralph sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet this boy today. 

MAGSR ID: 9746

Fred

ADOPTED 08/14/2021!

Fred
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

MAGSR ID: 9696

Marquis

ADOPTED 08/12/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 8 months 6 days
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!
Altered: No

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

MAGSR ID: 9687

Clover

ADOPTED 08/09/2021!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 44 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Updates:

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.

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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?

MAGSR ID: 8938

Bonita

ADOPTED 08/08/2021!

Bonita
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Unknown
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

MAGSR ID: 9647

Roscoe

ADOPTED 08/07/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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!

MAGSR ID: 9482

Flo

ADOPTED 08/05/2021!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 6 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Updates:

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!

MAGSR ID: 9159

Kylie

ADOPTED 08/02/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 84 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Beautiful Kylie lived in a loving home. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, her family was unable to continue to care for her. Although this was a very difficult decision, Kylie's family had her best interest at heart. We promised them that we would find Kylie a loving forever home. 

Kylie is a bright and energetic girl. She, like many young shepherds, will thrive in an environment where she has structure and leadership. Craving direction, Kylie often looks to the handler for cues. Although she is still learning leash manners, it is highly evident that Kylie will pick-up new skills quickly. She will be a joy to work with in training. This will not only help her further develop her skills and abilities but it will also help her bond to her new family. Kylie has lived in a household. As a result, she does know some of the ins and outs of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, she will benefit from a refresher. Kylie is looking for an active household that will exercise both her body and her mind on a daily basis. Could she be the right match for you?

MAGSR ID: 9545

Fluffy Bear

ADOPTED 08/01/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 8 years 3 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 102 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Bear was cherished by his family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they needed to surrender him to MAGSR. Although this was a heart wrenching decision, they were doing what was in Bear's best interest. We promised Bear's family that we would find him the perfect forever home to live out his golden years. 

Bear is a big, beautiful, friendly guy. His family clearly did a nice job socializing him with people. Bear loves getting attention and will lean in for some extra love. As Bear's family took him to training, he knows several commands. However, a brush up is always a good thing. Bear will benefit from a refresher course with his new family as this will also help him bond to them. When in his playful mood, Bear enjoys the water and a chuck-it ball. He is happy to play fetch for a bit but then likes to take his ball to a comfortable spot and munch on it for a bit. As Bear has some strong jaws, a sturdy ball like a chuck-it is important. Bear is looking for a calm and comfortable household where he can get plenty of attention, regular snuggles, and lots of love. If Bear sounds like the right dog for your household, ask to meet this amazing guy today!

Updates:

Fluffy Bear is living with a foster family and is a perfect gentleman!  He has great house manners - he does not counter surf or get on the furniture and as a "senior" he is very calm.  He loves going on daily walks and greeting his neighbors.  He also rides well in the car.  His new family will need to brush his beautiful coat regularly and he enjoys the attention.  If you're looking for a calm, well-behaved, semi-senior walking companion, ask to meet Fluffy Bear.

MAGSR ID: 9475

Hermosa

ADOPTED 07/29/2021!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 months 1 week
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Unknown
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Beautiful Hermosa was picked up as a stray in a busy city with her mom and brother - Bonita and Guapo. This beautiful 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. 

Hermosa is a sweet and curious little girl. However, she can be a little shy when first meeting new people. Bouncy and playful, this little girl is looking for a household that will help her burn her puppy energy positively. As Hermosa has likely never lived in a household, she will need to learn all of the amazing things that come with living in a home. Although Hermosa is a sweetheart, 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, Hermosa will develop into the good canine citizen that we know she is destined to become. If this little cutie sounds like the right match for your family, please ask to meet her today!

 

MAGSR ID: 9651

Elvis

ADOPTED 07/28/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

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 evident that Elvis has not always been treated kindly by people and although shy at first, with some gentle words, high value treats and loving pets he comes around. Elvis is always eager to learn and is building his confidence each day in his foster home.  He is a very loving, gentle and kind dog.  Elvis strives for his humans approval and responds well with verbal praise, patience, and high value treats.  He craves head rubs, hugs and snuggle time in the evening.  Elvis is housebroken and crate trained.  He really enjoys the company of other dogs - big, small, young, and old and loves romping in the backyard!   He has never met a dog he didn't like.  Elvis knows some basic obedience; sit, down, come, no and stay.  Elvis easily makes friends of both two and four legged varieties and has a happy go lucky disposition.  Elvis' heartworm treatment is complete and he is no longer on restricted activity.  He is ready to embark on the active lifestyle he deserves. If this sounds like the dog for you, ask to meet Elvis, you will not be disappointed!

MAGSR ID: 9652

Khalisi

ADOPTED 07/28/2021!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Khalisi was placed outside in a metal cage during a severe storm and left. Fortunately, she was found and quickly moved to safety before anything catastrophic occurred. Unfortunately, safety was short-lived as Khalisi found herself placed at an overcrowded shelter where many dogs do not make it out alive. When a rescue plea went out, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.

Although Khalisi has lived through some challenging circumstances, her sweet personality remains intact. Since arriving in our care, she has had the opportunity to learn that humans can be kind and loving. In her foster home Khalisi has been interacting with people and other dogs. She enjoys snuggling up next to her furry foster brother and can often be found sleeping with her back touching his back. With soft beds, regular meals, and structure Khalisi is thriving. As Khalisi continues to move forward she is looking for a loving forever home that will provide her with the guidance, leadership, and safety that all dogs deserve. If this lovely girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

Updates:

Khalisi is a sweet honey of a dog despite obvious trauma in her past. She does everything she can to please her handler and works overtime for pets and snuggles. She is at that perfect age where she is excited for a walk or to romp around with her foster brother but is just as stoked to cuddle on the couch with some TV. She is very responsive to commands and learns quickly. Khalisi does have a strong prey drive and is not good with cats, however she may have been a mother before coming to MAGSR and was a great mother goose to the 4 unrelated puppies that came up from down south on her transport. This lady is eager to please and earn your heart with her unconditional love! As is true with most Shepherds, she responds well to routine and boundaries and will benefit from an obedience tune up with her new family, allowing her to bond closely with them

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Khalisi is thriving in a foster home and is enjoying the company of the other dogs and humans.  She is shy at first but warms up quickly and is taking everything in stride.  She walks nicely one the leash, knows some obedience commands, crate trained and is incredibly smart and loyal. She is sweet and easy going girl.  She is ready to find her forever home, ask to meet Khalisi today!

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Khalisi is a sweet girl who is crate trained, housebroken and excellent in the house.  Khalisi  walks well on leash and loves walks, being outside and playing ball. She gets along with other dogs, (proper introductions needed).  She loves to snuggle, chew on bones and toys.

MAGSR ID: 9146

Beckett

ADOPTED 07/26/2021!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 months 5 days
Color: Black and tan
Current Size: 15 pounds
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Beckett and his siblings - Adira, Knox, and Isa - 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. 

Beckett is a goofball. Having the benefit of recuperating in a foster home, he has had the opportunity to start learning about the comforts of living in a home. His foster household has also taken the important step of beginning to socialize him with other people, dogs, and situations. Continued socialization is critical to Beckett's success as he grows. Although Beckett is a honey, 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,  Beckett will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If this little boy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today. 

MAGSR ID: 9184

Guapo

ADOPTED 07/26/2021!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 30 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Unknown
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Handsome Guapo was picked up as a stray in a busy city with his mom and sister - Bonita and Hermosa. This beautiful 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.

Guapo is a cute  and curious little boy. However, he can be a little shy when first meeting new people. Bouncy and playful, this little guy is looking for a household that will help him burn his puppy energy positively. As Guapo has likely never lived in a household, he will need to learn all of the amazing things that come with living in a home. Although Guapo is a honey, 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, Guapo will develop into the good canine citizen that we know he is destined to become. If this little cutie sounds like the right match for your family, please ask to meet him today!

MAGSR ID: 9648

Carla

ADOPTED 07/19/2021!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 months 4 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Carla 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, Carla is a match for a household with kids, cats, or other dogs. Although Carla's foster family has given her an excellent start, it is imperative that they continue to keep Carla well socialized. This will help her develop into a stable adult. Although Carla 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, Carla 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. 

Updates:

Carla has a great personality. She is friendly and playful and curious just like a 2 month old puppy should be. She loves to run and play with toys. She is a great eater. She is very smart as well, she is learning her name and even occasionally will sit on command.  She now quietly sleeps through the night and can go 6 hours in her crate overnight without any accidents (we still walk her frequently during the day). She is a very sweet puppy, a total snuggler and loves to be around people. 

MAGSR ID: 9158

Knox

ADOPTED 07/19/2021!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 months 4 days
Color: Tan
Current Size: 25 pounds
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Puppy in training
Altered: No

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

Knox and his siblings - Adira, Beckett, and Isa - 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. 

Knox is a sweetheart. Having the benefit of recuperating in a foster home, he has had the opportunity to start learning about the comforts of living in a home. His foster household has also taken the important step of beginning to socialize him with other people, dogs, and situations. Continued socialization is critical to Knox's success as he grows. Although Knox 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, Knox will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If this little boy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today. 

Updates:

Look at Knox and how well he is doing with training, what a good boy.  His fosters report that he is learning commands, which you can see from the new pictures of him.  He is crate trained with no issues in his crate sleeping calmly through the night.  His fosters consider him to be house broken as there have been no accidents in the house but keep in mind he is still a puppy and is not left unsupervised in the house.  As you can see from the pictures they have been doing a lot of socializing with him, going to pet stores, hardware stores, farmers market, public parks etc.  Knox loves to go on walks, play in the backyard and go for rides in the car.  He is fantastic in the car.  Knox is calm, sweet and lovely with all people, including children.

 

If you are looking for a puppy that has a great temperament to grow with your family please contact us to meet him.

 

MAGSR ID: 9185

Maui

ADOPTED 07/19/2021!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 64 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Maui was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Although she waited patiently for her family to claim her, no one arrived to take her home. When we got the call to help Maui move forward, we immediately welcomed her to the MAGSR family. 

As a typical young shepherd, Maui is full of energy. She is a playful and affectionate girl. Ready for a game of fetch at any time, Maui is hoping that her new family likes to throw the ball around. In order to burn her energy in a healthy way, Maui's new family will need to exercise both her body and her mind on a regular basis. Highly motivated by both treats and toys, Maui will be a joy to work with and training will be a breeze. Training will not only help Maui bond to her new family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Maui is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. The cost of Maui's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive but sweet Maui is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Maui's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her as well as other dogs with medical needs. Maui will need to take it slow over the next few months. However, she will be back to full strength as soon as her treatment is complete. If this lovely lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

 

MAGSR ID: 9474

Junior

ADOPTED 07/18/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Junior and his siblings were part of an accidental litter. His family loved him greatly and took good care of him and his siblings. However, as the puppies grew older, it became difficult to take care of so many dogs. Recognizing that Junior and his siblings would be better able to receive the care and attention they deserved if they were rehomed, Junior's owner made the difficult decision to surrender the group of siblings to MAGSR. We promised that we would find each member of the family safe and loving forever homes. 

Junior is a love. He was well socialized in his home with kids and other dogs. However, his family struggled to find time to socialize him in the community. As a result, Junior can be a little timid with new people and in new places. Given time, patience, and guidance, Junior will develop the confidence he needs outside of the household. Just like any young dog, Junior will thrive with structure, routine and training. Training will help him to not only bond with his new family but also develop into the stable adult we know he is destined to be. If Junior sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet him today. 

 

Updates:

 Junior is a sweetheart that loves to be close to his human.  He is crate trained, housebroken and working on obedience.  He walks amazingly on a leash and would be a great walking companion with just a couple little tweaks.  Junior loves kids.  His favorite human in the house is the foster's daughter and her friends.  If you are looking for a loving family dog, this is your guy.  As you can see from his picture, he is just hanging out waiting for his forever home.

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If you are looking for a sweet loving family dog then Junior is the one.  He loves all people and would welcome living in a home with another dog.  At his foster's he keeps the dad company during the day by laying at his feet under his desk while he works.  He loves snuggling, going for walks and helping his foster mom take care of the goats and chickens in the mornings. Junior is still not sure why the chickens need to follow him around on his walks :).  Junior has come a long way in his obedience, he will sit for his leash to be attached, he goes in the down position and walks nicely on the leash.  Since he is such a social butterfly, he does get excited when he sees other dogs but he is learning he needs to remain calm.  Junior is only a year old, so he would love to go running, long walks, playtime and of course snuggling with his human..  If he sounds like a fit, set up a meet and greet with this sweet boy.

MAGSR ID: 9345

Courage

ADOPTED 07/18/2021!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 72 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75-80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Update: Courage is Heartworm Free and he has healed from his knee surgery.  Courage is having so much fun running, playing and being a normal dog after many months of being on restrictive care.  This handsome guy is ready for his furever home!  Please call to meet him!

Sometimes we all need a Christmas miracle and for Courage that miracle couldn't come soon enough. Courage was found near a vacant building with significant wounds to his paws and legs. Based upon his injuries, Courage was likely hit by or tossed from a car. In need of immediate care, he was quickly brought to a shelter for help. Shelter staff did everything they could to help Courage, but they recognized that he needed additional help from a private vet and fast. When a plea went out for help, MAGSR stepped in to grant Courage's Christmas wish.

Courage is in a significant amount of pain. However, he remains gentle and friendly. At this time, Courage is unable to bear full weight on one of his back legs and has several deep wounds on his legs and feet. These wounds look infected and are significantly impacting his ability to move easily. Fortunately, MAGSR has a phenomenal vet working with Courage already. He is getting x-rays completed, wound care, antibiotics, and pain medication. Over the next few days we will have a better idea of the full extent of Courage's medical needs. However, no matter what the prognosis MAGSR will be by his side every step of the way. Although Courage will receive all of the love and care he needs to recover, MAGSR needs help making his Christmas wish come true. Please consider donating to his care so that MAGSR can continue to help dogs like Courage this holiday season. 

Courage's wounds are healing nicely and he can even walk up and down the stairs in his foster home to sleep with his foster family in their bedroom. In his foster care he has experienced other dogs and is a NO for cats. He would prefer another dog or GSD that is playful in his forever home but he could be an only dog. He has a sweet, playful personality and loves to roll on his back for belly rubs. He likes a Kong ball but is currently restricted to having it in his crate due to being heartworm positive. He loves to be 'outside' and he is an expert sniffer like most shepherds and then some!  Even though his outside time is restricted, it is evident that he will need to improve his leash walking skills. He does recognize some basic commands but will need to attend a training class and then practice his newly learned skills. Courage seems to be familiar with noises, activities and rules of living in a house. He has not had any accidents in the house and sleeps fairly quiet at night except for changing his sleep position. He loves to be with his people and would love to be your lap or couch dog if allowed. Courage is a handsome boy with a great personality and should fit in with most families with older children.   

Updates:

Courage is making progress in his foster home and has come a long way since he joined his foster family. He is calm and relaxed in the house most of the day except at meal times when he gets very excited and will talk up a storm but will be calmer when kept close by on the leash. He is quiet in his crate at night and while on crate rest due to his heartworm treatment or when the fosters leave the house. He is also very calm and happy looking out the storm doors to observe dogs, people and other activities.

When he first arrived at his foster home he started mouthing when being leashed up, getting belly or head rubs and also exercising his leg during rehab. He is starting to understand that this behavior is not acceptable and has been much better not mouthing. His mouthing doesn't seem aggressive at all but more of a reaction of being handled by someone and him protesting as he most likely never had any training and got away with this kind of behavior. He is now much better and not mouthing when getting leashed, routine exercises and handling.

He is a Thief extraordinaire and he will grab anything available and will snatch a napkin or paper towel right out of your hand or off the counter. And he is an expert counter surfer; nothing is safe within reach if you leave him unattended for just a moment and that's about 5 seconds. He needs to be in the crate at any time you leave the room just to step outside and his antics make us laugh at how creative he can be snatching up the desired object but which he will quickly drop or ignore when given proper motivation. 

He picks up random tennis balls left behind by other dogs when outside and he would probably love to run and retrieve them. He seems to remember to run free and play with a ball as he stares at the dogs in the neighborhood chasing the ball. There is a fun personality waiting to come out once he is allowed to engage in normal day to day activities again. And he has those sunshine brown eyes that are most expressive looking at you and are hard to resist. 

Courage will be a great dog for the right family and he is ready for his furever family. He has almost recovered from his knee surgery and he is now going through his heartworm treatment with optimism towards his full recovery. He is used to his limited, short outings to do his business and he would rather chase squirrels and visit with the other dogs. Courage is looking forward to playing at full speed over time once all of his treatments are completed. He is keeping busy chewing on nyla bones and an occasional other chew. He is currently on house and crate rest and he is on limited training in the house to keep his mind engaged. He knows NO, SIT, COME, and we are working on DOWN, STAY and PLACE. Stay and place are something he will have to work on with his new family but he is very food and treat motivated so this will be helpful training him once he can fully engage in activities.. As all shepherds, this gorgeous, fun loving lad will need structure, patience and training with his new family and please ask to meet this handsome young boy... and yes, he is a BOY! 

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Courage has completed his heartworm (HW) treatment and his recent microfilaria test was negative. This is great news for him and he is ready to start another chapter in his life with more exercise and discover the world beyond crate & house rest and the limited walks he has had for months. Courage is excited to show off his personality; walking, running and playing; preferably with another 4legged playmate. This boy is ready to find just the right family and as stated in a previous post, he is a BOY dog and he does BURP! on a regular basis that just makes his fosters laugh. His sunshine eyes are expressive and he is ready to meet his new family and show what an amazing and fun dog he can be. And he will chase the Cicadas if he can get a hold of them! 

MAGSR ID: 8106

Cash

ADOPTED 07/18/2021!



Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Cash is a handsome guy. He and another furry friend wandered up into a yard in the south and decided that it might be a nice place to stay. Fortunately, these dogs picked the right yard as the family immediately started looking for their family. Although they worked with animal control and local groups to find the dogs' family, no one claimed them. Another rescue was able to bring in Cash's buddy; however, with so many rescues at capacity, one was all they could bring in. When asked if we could bring Cash into rescue so he could move forward with a forever family, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.

 

As is typical of many young shepherds, Cash is playful, energetic, and looking for leadership. He does very well with a calm handler who can show him the ropes. A social guy, Cash enjoys the company of people of all ages. A big fan of toys and treats, Cash will be a star student in training class. Training is essential for all dogs as it helps them bond with their new families, as well as, develop the skills needed to become good canine citizens. Cash is looking for a family that will exercise his body and his mind on a daily basis. He will also benefit from regular socialization in order to build confidence and stability. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

 

MAGSR ID: 9505

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