Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

Liesel

ADOPTED 05/19/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year old
Color: Sable
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Hi my name is Liesel and I wanted to share a little bit about myself. The 1st year of my life, which is supposed to be filled with love, attention, and quality care was instead spent in a filthy pen with little to no food or clean water fending for myself to stay alive.  I bear psychological and physical scars of this 1st impressionable year of my life.  I am easily startled by sudden movements, loud sounds, and people. Currently, I feel safest in my crate or in small enclosed areas like the bathroom, hallway or backseat of the car.  Regardless of where I am, you will never hear a peep out of me.  I am curious about these humans who refer to themselves as my foster parents.  I am most accepting of their presence when they feed me and stroke me gently to let me know it is going to be ok. I have quite the appetite because I was not fed regularly so I’m more than willing to accept food.   My newly found favorite treats are pepperoni, turkey jerky from Aldi, and freeze dried beef liver.

    I've never been an indoor dog and am used to relieving myself in my pen, but my foster parents told me I am doing so well with potty-training and are proud I've only had one accident inside.  When outside I walk well on the leash with my foster parents until something unexpectedly spooks me and in my mind, it is fight or flight, at which time I will go to the end of the leash pulling to get away from whatever scared me. Sometimes I hear things going on outside or from the other apartments around me and will get up to investigate causing me to start pacing.  However, once the threat is gone I retreat to my safe place.  My foster parents told me they think I would do best in an environment that is not city-like, where there is less activity and no people coming and going from the complex. Without these distractions I tend to keep to myself and relax where I feel most comfortable.

    I am learning the ropes from these two other dogs in the home.  I watch them receive love and attention as they seem so happy to be around the humans, as of now I'm still a little unsure.  For now, I quietly retreat to my safe place where I get fed and have a warm, dry place to sleep.  I sleep through the night in my crate without incident and enjoy the company of the other two dogs as dogs are all I have ever been around.   I like the red thing filled with peanut butter that they call a “Kong.”  I will not chew your valuables or anything I am not supposed to.

    I am trying so hard to learn how to just be a dog and not worry that someone or something is going to hurt me.  I am going to take time and patience to learn to trust my surroundings.  The only thing I want is to love and be loved and find a family to call my own.

MAGSR ID: 4506

Sheeba

ADOPTED 05/10/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 11 months old
Color: Black
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Living With: Trainer
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, non-dominant only

Sheeba
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DESCRIPTION:

Sheeba found herself at a shelter needing rescue.  She is a young, high energy, untrained pup that needs a family who will commit to training and providing her with structure.  It's obvious no one has taken the time to teach her manners.  She will require a family who has the time and patience it will take to burn off her energy by going for walks, playtime and of course training.  She is an absolute love, smothering people with puppy kisses and lobbying for your attention and affection. 

Updates:
  • Young Sheeba has greatly benefited from her 13 weeks of professional training at Stateline Canine. Originally, she found herself at a shelter and didn’t know much about interacting properly with the world when she came to MAGSR. But after professional training, she is much more able to enjoyably interact with people and normal daily activities. She is much more observant of her handler now, and has learned basic commands. Her leash skills have also improved a great deal. She has completed on & off leash training and comes with private lessons for her future owners. Sheeba has an awesome temperament and will be a wonderful companion for an active person or family. She needs a home that will give her an outlet for her energy and will follow through with the training. She has a lot of energy and had zero focus and no ability to settle prior to training. She is very social with people and works very well once bonded with someone. Sheeba is ready to move on to a forever home. If you would like to meet Sheeba, she is ready to meet you and your family! Please ask to meet Sheeba today!

MAGSR ID: 3734

Rika

ADOPTED 05/04/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 20 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Rika
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DESCRIPTION:

Rika was surrendered to us as her elderly owner was no longer able to care for her and provide the exercise a young dog needs.  Rika a beautiful young girl.  She has been around children and does well with them, she also been around a cat and did well, but she did not live with children or cats. She is just settling into her foster home, so please watch for updates from her foster family.  Training of course is a must, along with daily exercise and structure.

MAGSR ID: 5564

Rey

ADOPTED 04/28/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 14 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

Rey adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Rey was surrendered to us so that we could find her a loving family.  She is a young beautiful girl, she is skittish of new things and would benefit from training and ongoing socialization.  She lived in her previous home with other dogs and did well.  We are told she has been around children, but we have not introduced her to children.  Right now Rey is a flight risk as she is unsettled in her new surroundings, which is understandable.  Our volunteers are spending time with her to help ease the transition.  At this time a home with very young children may be too much for her.  Rey will require a family that will help her transition to a new home and family.  A family that will help her move forward and feel secure.  She will also benefit from a strong leader, who has prior experience with the breed. She is a sweet girl that needs structure, consistency and training.

MAGSR ID: 5538

Raina

ADOPTED 04/28/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Raina adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Raina is settling in to her foster home. She is fine walking outside if she can be sandwiched between her humans but will continue to build confidence and work on her leash walking skills to perfect those to walk in a perfect calm heel. At this time, Raina is scared of many dogs she sees - her foster suspects that she was not treated kindly by some of the other dogs and maybe over time, she’ll settle. Raina loves food and eats beautifully being hand fed. Raina is calming down and coming towards her fosters - she responds well to praise. Raina has been great in the house, calm in her crate, and is even beginning to be playful with her parents - she is just lovely. And, most importantly, out of a wide range of options, she has selected her favorite toy - deer antler. Please ask to meet Raina if she sounds like she could be a good fit for your home.
     

  • Raina is a sweetheart and we are thrilled with the progress she has made in a very short amount of time.  She is very smart and observant, and while she learns quickly, she can test new boundaries with equal wit and speed.  In many ways, she is a playful and curious puppy that makes us laugh every day and is wonderful company.  It is impressive how quickly she adjusted to living in a house!  House breaking was easy - she handles a full work day without a hitch (zero accidents). Raina is calm inside her crate and quiet throughout the night.  Raina has not displayed any food aggression and has no issues with her food bowls.  She continues to be quite treat-motivated and is very gentle about getting her reward. Raina is willing to accept any handling, and while not thrilled with her shower, she is cooperative.   She has been passing her open-environment tests with more and more free space in the house and she can spend many hours looking out the patio window without an event.  Her favorite toys are always nearby and when she is done playing/chewing, we often find her napping with her favorite toy as a pillow.  Deer antler is still the absolute favorite!  While she is not quite ready for supervision-free time, it is expected that she can get there soon.  Yummy food on the counter tempts her to try counter surfing and she has confused a couple fabrics for chew toys but responded immediately to gentle correction.  She is also learning to appropriately share toys, treats, and human attention and affection with the resident dog.  Now that she is experiencing the comforts and positive attention she never had before, who can blame her that she gets a bit jealous and sharing is not on top of her priority list.  Earning positive praise is key to success with Raina and she is a very astute student.  While this girl is lovely inside the house, we have been focusing on confidence building outside and are happy to report that she is no longer reacting to cars, trucks, bicycles, and is even learning to be fine with loud trains.  While she prefers calm walks and hikes in the country, she is learning to navigate busy streets too.  Raina continues to be apprehensive about many dogs but responds well to being redirected by a human she trusts.  Trust with people is earned.  As a smaller dog coming from a terrible situation, she has some skittish tendencies, but they ease daily and she has been friendly with every person she has met.  Her leash walking skills are excellent in a calm neighborhood or when hiking in the country, and she is learning not to pull on busy and distracting streets.  We have started on basic obedience training and Raina is getting more consistent with "come" every day.  Raina has been a gem and as her confidence builds she is growing into the spunky pup that she was always destined to be.   Every day, her personality comes out more and we enjoy exploring new things with her.  Ask to meet Raina today!

  • My foster mom tells me that I have some fans and I wanted to give this week’s Raina update. I have been having only the best kind of adventures. My walks are the highlight of my day and I’ve become so good at it that I can now be a great jogging partner. I’m told that when I trot, it looks like I am jogging on air. I walked 14 miles on the beach on Saturday and could have gone many more. When we finally reached Rehoboth Beach from the Delaware Seashore Park, it was loud with screaming children, some nice, some not nice dogs, and many distractions. I kept my focus and walked the boardwalk and town making my foster mom proud. I even went to lunch at an outdoor patio with lots of activity and other dogs and sat quietly the whole time. I think I aced the Rehoboth Beach test. I got to hang out on a longer cable lead to watch spring flower planting. I tried my best to help, but I eventually decided it best to just plant myself in the flower bed and observe the process up close.  I am not quite sure what to do with these command things that my foster mom tries, but I have learned to love my name and I now know that “come” means warm pets and an occasional treat bonus.  I definitely like "come."  I keep hearing this word “sit” but I prefer to do that on my own accord for now. I surprised even myself that I liked playing a little dress up with festive neck bows. Those also get me positive attention. I have heard that some dogs take time to learn their house manners, but my record is 100% perfect week after week and I have picked my favorite outdoor spots (right by the fence). My profile says "working on it" for housebreaking, but I think I have this one mastered so we're going to change that to a "yes" and have moved on to working on other things. I used to be so curious about what might be on the kitchen counters that my nose just kept finding itself up there. I don’t think it is my fault AT ALL that the foster dad left roast beef sitting on the edge of counter for so long, but I only got up to look, and did not touch. I wish my foster parents would reconsider their kitchen rules but I learned to respect them. The furniture also needed exploring, but I’ve been so good that all rooms are fully open to me and I can explore with more confidence. My crate is by the window, which I like, and it is my place to relax. I am not a fan of dragging a leash inside the house but my foster mom tells me it is for my protection. Given how great living inside is compared to where I came from, I guess it is a small compromise I can make. I am getting skilled at my road trips and quite used to the car. I have toured state parks, went to a great MAGSR event to see my old GA friends, toured the University of Delaware (inside and out), and mastered the beach. A couple of hours in the car is nothing for a tough girl like me! I am curious and like to explore.

MAGSR ID: 4748

Harp

ADOPTED 04/28/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Brown
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

Harp adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Harp cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Harp has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Harp will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Harp will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5503

Barley

ADOPTED 04/27/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Brown
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

Barley adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Barley cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Barley has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Barley will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!  Barley will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5497

Bunny

ADOPTED 04/27/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Bunny adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Bunny cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Bunny has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Bunny will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Bunny will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5519

Ritter

ADOPTED 04/26/2019!

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

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

Ritter
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4502

Werther

ADOPTED 04/25/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Werther
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DESCRIPTION:

Werther cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Werther has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Werther will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Werther will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

 

MAGSR ID: 5523

Lager

ADOPTED 04/22/2019!

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

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

Lager
DESCRIPTION:

Lager cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Lager has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Lager will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!  Lager will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5495

Tilly

ADOPTED 04/21/2019!

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

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

Tilly adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

  • Tilly has been in her foster home for a little over a week, so we wanted to give an update on her progress. Tilly is absolutely gorgeous – that is obvious. However, for those who may be interested in her, here’s some not-so-obvious information to first and foremost consider her personality and her needs, and not her physical appearance. Tilly lacks socialization with humans. While she is shy and unsure of things that are new to her, she is doing fairly well in her foster home with an experienced adult household. She is also residing with socialized adult german shepherds, both male and female. Because dogs learn from other dogs, this can accelerate the learning or trusting process. However, Tilly does not seek companionship from her foster siblings or engage in play with them. This may change down the road but for now, she appears to be uninterested in them. However, Tilly is learning from them as she sees how the foster siblings interact with the humans in the home and vice-versa. Tilly is doing great residing and eating in her wire crate. She is also doing equally well with her housebreaking. Because Tilly is tethered to the humans in the home, and will be for some time yet to come, signals from her that she has to go potty are not seen. Her daily routine is kept very consistent which helps her understand how things work in a home. Tilly is starting to show occasional interest in toys but not a lot yet. Tilly’s recall is currently not there but she is doing very well on leash. In the yard, Tilly is also tethered to the humans of the home, which will also remain that way for some time yet to come as she is a high flight risk dog and will be a flight risk for the foreseeable future, which cannot be stressed enough. Tilly startles easy and as with many of the hoarding dogs, when they become scared or unsure, their instinct is to flee. Because Tilly is not yet bonded with her foster humans, precautions are required to keep her safe. Her adoptive family will need to be on their game and her safety and security MUST be the top priority. We have not yet seen Tilly interact with children, however because of her unsure nature, we would advise that this be taken slowly and with caution as children behave differently than adults. Tilly is not affectionate and at this time, does not wish to be a lap dog. Tilly’s learning a lot about home life; residing in a crate, how to use steps, being around people, getting baths, getting her teeth brushed, praise, correction, and common household items such as ringing telephones, bright TVs, moving ceiling fans, etc. Tilly is truly a diamond in the rough and needs time and consistency so that she can shine. 

MAGSR ID: 4747

Beck

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Brown & Cream
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

Beck adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Beck cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Beck has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Beck will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!  Beck will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5496

Stella

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

Stella adopted
Stella
DESCRIPTION:

Stella cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Stella has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Stella will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Stella will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5502

Marzen

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

Marzen adopted
Marzen
DESCRIPTION:

Marzen cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Marzen has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Marzen will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Marzen will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5501

Porter

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

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

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

Porter adopted
Porter
DESCRIPTION:

Porter cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Porter has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Porter will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!  Porter will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5493

India

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Cream
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

India adopted
India
DESCRIPTION:

India cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. India has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, India will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!  India will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5499

Amstel

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

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

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

Amstel adopted
Amstel
DESCRIPTION:

Amstel cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Amstel has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Amstel will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!  Amstel will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5494

Amber

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 6 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Born in Rescue

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

Amber adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Amber cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Amber has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Amber will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Amber will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5500

Easter

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Easter adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Easter cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Easter has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Easter will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Easter will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5520

Bella

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

Bella adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Bella is your typical untrained GSD puppy.  She has obviously had no structure or guidance, so she is basically a blank slate.  She will bark when meeting dogs but with correction and proper introductions she has done well.  She did live with children in prior homes, ages 12 and 8, she did fine.  We have not introduced her to children since being in our care.  She is mouthy, this behavior needs to be worked on which will be accomplished with proper training and correction of the behavior.  The key to Bella becoming a well mannered girl is going to be training, structure, consistency and ongoing socialization with other people and dogs.  She does have a lot of puppy energy that will need to be addressed with both exercise of her body and mind on a daily basis.  Puppies are a lot of work, they take a lot of time and commitment.  Please be absolutely sure you have the time, patience and the ability to provide her with all that she needs for her lifetime. 

MAGSR ID: 5535

Cadbury

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Cadbury adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Cadbury cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Cadbury has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Cadbury will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Cadbury will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5522

Peep

ADOPTED 04/20/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Puppy sized
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Peep adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Peep cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Peep has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Peep will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application! Peep will be available for adoption on April 20th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5521

Keena

ADOPTED 04/19/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 57 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Unfortunately, Keena tested heartworm positive when seen by MAGSR's vet. This could have been avoided had she been kept on monthly heartworm preventatives. Keena is in the beginning stages of her heartworm treatment, which of course MAGSR will pay for her entire treatment. Treatment is expensive, but Keena is certainly worth the cost. Donations towards her treatment would be greatly appreciated, this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs. She will have to take it slow for the next few months while she undergoes treatment, so lots of rest will be in order.

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

MAGSR ID: 4754

Hollister

ADOPTED 04/11/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 3 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 82 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Hollister
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4770

Ada

ADOPTED 04/07/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Black
Current Size: 57 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Ada adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Ada is a sweet and very friendly dog and we are thrilled with her progress so far.  Now that she has been settling into a foster home, we are learning a lot more about her.  Walking Ada is enjoyable - she does not pull on the leash and self-corrects easily.  She is a superb jogger - matches the runner's pace and really enjoys being outside.  Ada has met several neighbors and is considered a charming star in the neighborhood.  Bikes, cars, trucks, and loud noises scare her a bit.  She has been enjoying living in the country and gets more confident every day.  Hikes in the woods are her favorite.  We have started training basic commands and she is getting fairly consistent with "come" especially when the person has a treat.  Ada is highly food motivated and appreciates positive praise.  She has no problems with getting any part of her body touched and is affectionate.  There is no observed food aggression - she eats readily out of a person's hand and has no issues with having her bowl touched; she takes treats gently.  Toys are an entirely new concept to her but toys that can be stuffed with food become quick favorites.  Crating Ada is easy; it seems to be her calm and safe space and she is visibly relaxed and quiet in her crate and gated area.  From there, she observes the activity in the house and learns.  Clear signs are given when she wants to go outside and we are well along the way for her to be housebroken.  Living inside is entirely new to Ada, and transition to a home environment requires small, incremental steps and patience.  The house is a bit overwhelming to her, and while she gets more comfortable every day, we are taking it slowly.  She handles being tethered in a room extremely well, but is anxious if given too much space. The road to freedom inside a house will understandably take time.  The resident dog has played a significant role in Ada's positive transition to the home environment and contributes continuously to her calmness on outdoor walks and when encountering new environmental stressors.  Ada will benefit greatly if her adopter has a calm and well behaved dog that she can watch and follow.  If interested in Ada, please ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 4757

Farrah

ADOPTED 04/07/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 11 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Farrah adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Farrah came to us pregnant, ready to deliver any day.   Shortly after settling in to her foster home she gave birth to 10 healthy puppies. She is a good mom, but it is time for her to put her mommy days behind her.  

Farrah is a bundle of happiness, she loves people and other dogs.  She is crate trained and totally housebroken, she goes to the back door when she has to go potty.  Being a puppy herself and having 10 puppies six weeks ago, this has not changed her outlook of a happy go lucky dog.  Now that her puppies are older, her foster is working on her manners, she is one smart dog and loves to please.  She has learned to sit and wait her turn for treats, at dinner time she knows to eat out of her bowl and not her foster brother and sisters and has even learned to wait until the cat has finished eating before she cleans up after her.

If you are looking for a young dog she is the one for you, she has so much love to give, you can drown in her eyes which are so full of expression.  Because she is still a puppy and has a lot to learn she can be overbearing with cats, so it would be better for her to go to a home with a cat that stands it ground to tell her no. If you have a cat that is shy and gets scared it would not be a good fit, as Farrah would chase her to play with her.

MAGSR ID: 5486

Amika

ADOPTED 04/06/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 5 years
Color: White
Current Size: 52 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

  • Amika has had a lot of "firsts" since her foster family brought her home less than 48 hours ago: first hardwood floors, first stairs, first refrigerator noise, first crate, first HVAC noises, and first time meeting cats (presumably!). For being so new to this whole house thing, she is surprisingly unfearful and has taken her new life changes in stride! She gets along perfectly with her foster cat siblings, largely ignoring them or giving a little sniff. She is doing great on her daily walks and is already walking in a nice heel position with very minor corrections, and has passed people and bikes with no reactivity issues aside from minor nervousness. She is most comfortable outside and does not yet know what to do with herself in the house, but she is happy to lie down and snooze in her crate to get used to the activity.  She has been sleeping through the night silently in her crate, and is now learning how to be left alone in the crate for longer and longer periods of time.  She is food motivated so that makes training easier, and she is already getting pretty good at "sit" after one day! Her foster family are looking forward to seeing her develop as she gets more comfortable!

MAGSR ID: 4758

Abby Glen

ADOPTED 04/06/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 72 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4764

Liesel

ADOPTED 04/05/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year old
Color: Sable
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Hi my name is Liesel and I wanted to share a little bit about myself. The 1st year of my life, which is supposed to be filled with love, attention, and quality care was instead spent in a filthy pen with little to no food or clean water fending for myself to stay alive.  I bear psychological and physical scars of this 1st impressionable year of my life.  I am easily startled by sudden movements, loud sounds, and people. Currently, I feel safest in my crate or in small enclosed areas like the bathroom, hallway or backseat of the car.  Regardless of where I am, you will never hear a peep out of me.  I am curious about these humans who refer to themselves as my foster parents.  I am most accepting of their presence when they feed me and stroke me gently to let me know it is going to be ok. I have quite the appetite because I was not fed regularly so I’m more than willing to accept food.   My newly found favorite treats are pepperoni, turkey jerky from Aldi, and freeze dried beef liver.

    I've never been an indoor dog and am used to relieving myself in my pen, but my foster parents told me I am doing so well with potty-training and are proud I've only had one accident inside.  When outside I walk well on the leash with my foster parents until something unexpectedly spooks me and in my mind, it is fight or flight, at which time I will go to the end of the leash pulling to get away from whatever scared me. Sometimes I hear things going on outside or from the other apartments around me and will get up to investigate causing me to start pacing.  However, once the threat is gone I retreat to my safe place.  My foster parents told me they think I would do best in an environment that is not city-like, where there is less activity and no people coming and going from the complex. Without these distractions I tend to keep to myself and relax where I feel most comfortable.

    I am learning the ropes from these two other dogs in the home.  I watch them receive love and attention as they seem so happy to be around the humans, as of now I'm still a little unsure.  For now, I quietly retreat to my safe place where I get fed and have a warm, dry place to sleep.  I sleep through the night in my crate without incident and enjoy the company of the other two dogs as dogs are all I have ever been around.   I like the red thing filled with peanut butter that they call a “Kong.”  I will not chew your valuables or anything I am not supposed to.

    I am trying so hard to learn how to just be a dog and not worry that someone or something is going to hurt me.  I am going to take time and patience to learn to trust my surroundings.  The only thing I want is to love and be loved and find a family to call my own.

MAGSR ID: 4506

Darby

ADOPTED 03/27/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 5 Months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: Small
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Darby came to us as a surrender as his family did not have time for him. Puppies take a lot of time, they need to be potty trained, taught not too chew on things they shouldn't, socialized outside of the family, taught leash manners, provided with lots of exercise and training. They do best when provided with structure and exercise to burn off their puppy energy.  They are a lot of work but well worth the effort if you have the time and are willing to make a commitment for their lifetime. Darby will need all of this, he will have you laughing and at times frustrated but he is very worth it.

Updates:
  • Darby is very affectionate and eager to please. He tends to jump on people looking for attention, but with consistent correction he is learning to adjust this behavior.  He would be very happy as a lap dog, although he will soon outgrow anyone's ability to hold him. Darby needs to build more self-confidence which will happen with socialization and training. He loves the resident female GSD and is so cute following her on her routine walks around the perimeter of the yard. Darby figured out how to open the back door in no time - he is a clever boy and will need someone who can provide mental challenges and keep him from getting bored. He is full of energy and is a joy to have around.

MAGSR ID: 5418

Quell

ADOPTED 03/17/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year old
Color: White
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Quell adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4507

Zenzi

ADOPTED 03/17/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Zenzi adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4751

Zotta

ADOPTED 03/16/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Zotta has only been in his foster home for two days, but he has surmounted a lot of obstacles! He bravely army-crawled up two flights of stairs on the first day, but after several tries now goes up and down with ease. He has also learned about the dog crate, and while he was initially resistant to go in, he now readily goes in with the command "kennel up." He walks by his human’s side with only minor corrections and is a joy to be with on a walk in the park. Zotta is still learning about all the new scary house noises, like jackets and heaters and trash cans. Zotta feels most safe in his kennel so his foster parents are taking it slow but are already so proud of how far he has come! Stay tuned for news on how his introduction to the Foster’s cats goes in the future! Zotta is available for Adoption - ask to meet him! 

  • Can you believe Zotta has been in the first home of his life for only 12 days?! It's hard to imagine the conditions these dogs came from and the strides they take every day to becoming more like the dogs they were meant to be. Zotta has hit a number of big milestones this week! The biggest is that we have gradually introduced him to our cats and he has done great! He has shown only mild interest and quickly ignores them. Zotta also now sleeps through the night in his crate (to the relief of his foster parents!) with the cats freely roaming around. He loves his walks through the quiet, wooded park and has learned to heel while walking and running. If he gets muddy he lets his foster parents wipe his face and belly and each foot with no protests or resistance. He is still frightened by sudden noises but is no longer startled by cars, doors, drawers, coats, shoes etc! He is very brave. Zotta also did great meeting another dog at the kennel last weekend, and would probably do best with another well adjusted dog to show him the ropes. We drive him around town and he seems to enjoy the car rides a lot. He even laid down and relaxed. He never made a single sound! Once inside the house, Zotta has learned to love his soft dog bed and heads straight for it to have a nice nap! Zotta has been learning how to be in his crate during the day although he might do best in a home with minimal crate time. His foster parents keep him on a strict food and walk schedule and luckily he has had no accidents inside the house! He has even made a few successful attempts to learn sit and down in his first obedience lesson! Zotta is shaping up to be a great dog and has only a few bad habits and tons of great ones! He is quiet around strangers and dogs, is a great walker, would be a great running companion, and seems to do well with cats and other dogs! He will just need some patience and structure and kindness to bolster his confidence and help him realize how loved he is by his new family!

MAGSR ID: 4765

Katrin

ADOPTED 03/16/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year
Color: White
Current Size: 51 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

Updates:
  • Now that Katrin is living in our home, we have learned quite a lot about her in a short period of time. She never had much in the way of handling or any training but we're very happy to report that she appears to be very inquisitive and social with people! With that said, she is still very much a puppy! She loves to play with other dogs and will antagonize, jump on and engage in rough house with other dogs if permitted. We are experienced and have well socialized shepherds and they know we have the situation under control. However, she could get herself in trouble if her handler/family is not monitoring the situation closely with other dogs. Just like a puppy, she loves to chew on things, some that are inappropriate such as dog beds, carpet, shoes, etc. This is all part of being a puppy but it will be up to her family to monitor and show her what is appropriate and safe to chew on and what is not. Puppies don't know that they may be chewing on a poisonous plant or an electrical cord. They need us to guide them and keep them safe from themselves.
    She's learned about things in daily life such as how to climb a flight of stairs and quickly overcame her concern for them. She is interested in the full length mirror and is fascinated about the adorable white puppy staring back at her. She's got a great appetite! Through positive reinforcement, she is learning normal commands such as sit and come. Not perfect but definitely showing signs of progress. She's not loving her crate and will carry on until she gives up fussing. Then she will lay down for a while. This will take time and repetition but it's all about giving her structure and expectations. She has been so good in our home and we are thankful to have her with us so that we can learn all about her. She will need to be in a home with another dog looking for an innocent playmate as she seeks the company of another dog and their humans. However, her humans will need to be aware of the patience and responsibility that not only comes with a puppy but also one who will need to be kept on leash for quite a while until a strong bond and recall is established.

MAGSR ID: 4761

Simba

ADOPTED 03/16/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 1 yr 4 months
Color: White/Cream
Current Size: 58 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Simba was adopted from our rescue as an 8 week old puppy.  His prior family did not take pet ownership seriously,  nor did they commit to him for his lifetime.  They returned him as they were too busy to care for him.  Simba lived in his prior home with young children and got along well.  He is a happy, friendly boy with lots of young energy.  Training is required, it will help Simba learn good canine manners and will build a bond with his new family.  Please be sure you are prepared to commit to Simba for his lifetime and have the time and energy to dedicate to a young dog.

Updates:
  • Hi ya'll! I'm settling in my foster home very quickly. I love playing with the resident dogs but love the love and snuggling of the resident children more. I slept out of my crate last night and didn't have an accident. I walk awesome on a leash and only stop to do my business. If you want an older puppy ask for me....lots of love, Simba

MAGSR ID: 5319

Liesl

ADOPTED 03/16/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 16 Months
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 74 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

DESCRIPTION:

Liesl's family surrendered her as their busy lifestyle kept them from providing her with proper exercise and attention.  She lived in a home with 3 young children and did well with them.  Liesl will bark at other dogs when she is on a leash, but does well with them off leash.  This of course can be worked with through training.  Training, along with structure will go a long way in teaching Liesl good canine manners.  It also helps build a bond with her new family.  Liesl can be somewhat wary when meeting new people, this also can be addressed with training and socialization.

MAGSR ID: 5189

Bentley

ADOPTED 03/14/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 7 1/2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Bentley was adopted from our rescue in 2012, he lived with 3 children for which two of the 3 he did well with.  The youngest child, age 2 was not taught proper manners around a dog, Bentley of course did not appreciate this.  So, instead of correcting the situation Bentley was given up, thrown out of the home and family he has known for 6 1/2 years.  He also did not receive the proper veterinarian care and now  has an old injury to one of his wrists.  He will be seeing one of our vets for an evaluation.  He is also very over weight, so he has been started on a diet.  Bentley greeted our volunteers with friendliness.  Bentley is looking for a family who will commit to him for his lifetime, one that will provide him with the proper care and a lifetime of love.  He would do best in a home with children that are respectful and have proper manners around dogs.  Kennel living is no place for a senior dog that has only known the comforts of home.

Updates:
  • From Bentley's temp-fosters while his full-time fosters took a well deserved vacation.  Upon him entering the house we were somewhat taken back as Bentley is much bigger in person than what he looks like in the pictures, we've always had medium size dogs - I would say Bentley is on the large size (not overweight). Within an hour of being dropped off, Bentley was calm and very friendly and was laying down with us wanting nothing more to be petted. He took to his crate with ease and displayed no issues with spending the night in it as well as 4 - 6 hours each day. He showed no food aggression with the resident GSD and the two got along well despite the resident GSD being extremely jealous of Bentley. Bentley knows basic commands like sit, shake and down but could use some work with heel. While leash walking, Bentley appears to want to stick by his human's side. Expect a hero's welcome when you return home as he will circle, kiss, and nuzzle you - he is a big baby who wants nothing more than your love and attention. Bentley is an exceptional dog and we will miss him terribly when he leaves. If Bentley sounds like a good fit for your home, ask to meet him - you won't be disappointed.

  • Dear MAGSR, this is Bentley 

    Hi to my MAGSR family. This is your big friend Bentley. Things have been going well in my foster home even though they didn't take me to Disney with them. I love all of the little humans in my home ages 7/9/9. They give me belly rubs and sneak me treats from the table. I love to lean on people and try to sit in their laps. I wasn't well socialized with dogs before but I'm doing that here too. I really love the 60 lb male here. He doesn't love me as much as I love him, so we're working on boundaries. The female GSD here is a little crazy and she's not my favorite but I'm pretty good with her too.  My big news is that my surgery to stabilize my wrist is done. I have a long recovery in front of me. My leg hurts very much right now, even with my pain meds. But I'm not complaining as long as I have company. The humans here are sleeping in the same room as me because I cannot walk up any stairs yet and I try my hardest to cuddle up to them. I'm looking forward to Spring and my beautiful shaved off fur growing back. Please find me my own family who thinks I'm beautiful even though so much of my fur is gone. My foster mom says I'm a very good boy and made of 80% love and 20% fur tumbleweeds. I'd like my forever home soon. 

    Bentley

MAGSR ID: 4007

Columba

ADOPTED 03/10/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 year old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: No
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Columba adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4762

Chase

ADOPTED 03/09/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 11 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

Chase adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Chase landed in a shelter when his family moved and could not take him with them.  He is a young bubbly happy puppy that requires training, guidance and structure.   He lived harmoniously with children , cats, and regularly played with other dogs at the dog park.

Updates:
  • Chase lived in a foster home with a young child and was amazing with her – he is exceptionally patient.  Chase is great in the home, housebroken and crate trained. Chase loves belly rubs and attention from his humans and seems very eager to please. In a couple of meet & greets with other dogs, Chase has proven to be very unsocialized with other dogs of all sizes and has no manners with them. Chase would greatly benefit from group training with other dogs so that he can become the best canine he can be. If Chase sounds like he may be a fit for your family, ask to meet him today.

MAGSR ID: 5181

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