Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

Leia

ADOPTED 10/13/2019!

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

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

Leia adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 6025

June

ADOPTED 10/12/2019!

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

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

June adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 6026

Lincoln

ADOPTED 10/12/2019!

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

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

Lincoln adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5977

Alger

ADOPTED 09/29/2019!

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

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

Alger Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4768

Riley

ADOPTED 09/24/2019!

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

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

Riley Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 5991

Chelsea

ADOPTED 09/22/2019!

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

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

Chelsea adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 5940

Rosie

ADOPTED 09/22/2019!

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

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

Rosie adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 5937

Darlington

ADOPTED 09/21/2019!

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

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

Darlington is going home!
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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.

  • Hello!  I’m Darlington and I can’t wait to share my updates with you!  It’s been so much fun exploring new places and I have really enjoyed living in the country.  When my foster mom lets me play on the long metal line, I wag my tail, smile, and run with joy.  My favorite adventure so far has been a morning hike by the river.  I jumped right in and had a ball swimming and splashing in the water.  My furry brother showed me how to fetch sticks from the water and that looked like a great game, but for now I just watch and stay close to him.  I did great walking calmly by bikers, runners, and many other dogs.  When I am outdoors, I am in my element.  I’m great in the car and ready to go any time.  I only wish that outdoor fun in the mud did not have to be followed by a bath – that just makes no sense, and I have done my best to communicate that.  Busy places with crowds of people are not my favorite but I am learning.  Meeting people 1-on-1 is better. I am OK with children at a distance, but am still uncertain about meeting them. At home, I am proud of my perfect accident-free record.  The house is great but I am still shy, and when I feel insecure I like to go to my safe space (crate).  I don’t mind sleeping there calmly.  I keep hearing “sit” and “come” and am still unsure about those, but I know that when I come to my foster parents on my own, I get lots of pets and praise and I really like that.  Treats don’t motivate me but I am bonding with my humans and appreciate their affection.  I like to watch my furry brother and learn from him too.  I’ve been told that I am a very sweet girl.  My neighbors come out when they see me walking by to say hello and often tell me that I am lovely.  I am just being me.  If you would like to meet me, please let MAGSR know!

  • Darlington is settling in to her foster home nicely. When first taken home, her heart was pounding and she was trembling. Thanks to her foster parents and the resident dog, taking is slow and easy, won her over. While in foster, Darlington has been a perfect house guest, sweet and affectionate. She’s learning about routines and long walks. Darlington is voluntarily looking to her foster parents for attention which demonstrates the progress she’s making. Darlington is so smart that we put one of the donated Tiles on her collar and she learned how to reverse the purpose of the tile by pushing the button to “call” her foster mom with the ring, who came to her when she called .. needless to say, Darlington no longer has the tile on her collar – she’s too smart. Darlington’s foster parents are starting to see her playful side, and she has been chill, calm and snuggly in her foster home; however, she still remains a high flight risk. If interested in Darlington, and have the patience and time to help her adjust and learn from her horrible past, ask to meet her.

  • Ms. Darlington is truly an amazing house guest and wonderful company!  It's been wonderful to see her playful side come out, especially with her furry brother.  She knows "sit" and is learning the "come" and "stay" commands.  She also knows to sit and wait by any entrance and let her person go through first.  Her leash-walking skills are excellent in a familiar neighborhood.  Busy and crowded spaces still make her anxious, but the more adventures she goes on the more comfortable she gets.  This smart girl responds very well to training and direction from her person and is working very hard to learn how to be a confident and comfortable dog.  Darlington is distinctive. She has the sweetest and most gentle nature you may ever find. As with any of the Georgia dogs, trust takes time. But when established, she and her adoptive family will experience daily joy together. 

MAGSR ID: 4752

Avalon

ADOPTED 09/09/2019!

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

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

Avalon adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5939

Riptide

ADOPTED 09/07/2019!

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

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

Riptide adopted.
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4539

River

ADOPTED 09/01/2019!

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

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

River adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5936

Olympia

ADOPTED 08/31/2019!

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

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

Olympia Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4772

Saydee

ADOPTED 08/31/2019!

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

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

Saydee adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5938

Kaffee

ADOPTED 08/29/2019!

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

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

Kaffee Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5923

Kaja

ADOPTED 08/19/2019!

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

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

Kaja adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4760

Klaus

ADOPTED 08/18/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5857

Aubrey

ADOPTED 08/15/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 4759

Vegas

ADOPTED 08/12/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5899

Frankie

ADOPTED 08/10/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5855

Blitz

ADOPTED 08/10/2019!

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

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

Blitz adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5856

Celia

ADOPTED 08/04/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 2254

Liberty

ADOPTED 07/30/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5755

Mojo

ADOPTED 07/20/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 5 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Mojo came to us from a shelter where he was a frequent visitor.  He was let outside without a fenced yard and he would wander away.  He was picked up numerous times by caring citizens.  He is such a friendly boy, he likes everyone he meets.  In his prior home he lived with children and got along well.  He also is good with other dogs.  He does need some training to teach him good manners and leash skills, but he will learn quickly.  

MAGSR ID: 5733

Liberty

ADOPTED 07/14/2019!

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

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

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DESCRIPTION:

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

MAGSR ID: 5755

Patriot

ADOPTED 07/13/2019!

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

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

Patriot
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DESCRIPTION:

Meet the Independence Puppies! Patriot cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Patriot 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, Patriot 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! Patriot will be available for adoption on July 13th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5756

Freedom

ADOPTED 07/13/2019!

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

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

Freedom
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DESCRIPTION:

Meet the Independence Puppies! Freedom cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Freedom 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, Freedom 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! Freedom will be available for adoption on July 13th at 8 weeks old

MAGSR ID: 5753

Justice

ADOPTED 07/13/2019!

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

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

Justice Adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Meet the Independence Puppies! Justice cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Justice 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, Justice 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! Justice will be available for adoption on July 13th at 8 weeks old.

MAGSR ID: 5754

Bo

ADOPTED 06/30/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 100 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

Bo adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Bo came to us from a shelter, so we have no history on him.  He can be picky about his dog friends and may do best as an only dog or with female dogs.  Training of course will go a long way helping Bo settle in, learn some manners and how to properly interact with other dogs.  With people he is very friendly, although we do not know how he is with children at this time. 

Updates:
  • Bo is great dog, and he's doing nicely in foster.  His weight is up to 84lbs from 69lbs a month ago, and he loves to run and is building muscle - he is really looking good.  He has been going to training for a few weeks and is doing very well the class, both with his basic commands and in terms of his confidence and socialization.  He does fine in his crate (although he will start to make a racket sometimes if he feels he's missing out on something!), is house broken, and has acclimated well, and is happy and comfortable with his two older GSD foster siblings.  Bo still has a lot to learn, but overall he's a very sweet and responsive dog, that is progressing well and will make a great addition to the right lucky home, that is ready to provide the care and love that Bo so richly deserves.

  • Handsome a sweet Bo was returned to MAGSR thru no fault of his own after his family decided they no longer wanted him. Bo’s prior family never truly committed to him and he spent most of his time in a crate. Bo is an active and friendly boy who needs exercise and continued training, as do most German Shepherds. Bo is ready for a forever family who will truly commit to him, spend time with him and not lock him in a crate and not give him up when he becomes an inconvenience. If interested in meeting this handsome boy, ask to meet Bo today!

MAGSR ID: 2776

Chasity

ADOPTED 06/29/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 5 mos
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 42 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

Chasity adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

This sweet, loving, friendly girl was surrendered to us after her family decided they no longer had time for her.  She was left outside during the day and put in the basement night.  She just wants to be loved, adored and cared for, and in return she will devote her life to her family.  She is still just a puppy, so she has a lot to learn.  Yes she might have accidents in the house and she may chew things she shouldn’t, but this is where a dedicated family comes in to teach her good manners, along with obedience training.  Puppies have lots of energy so she will require daily walks, playtime and of course a schedule and guidance.  It is imperative that she is kept well socialized with people and other dogs, so she will be well balanced. 

If you have the time to commit to raising a puppy and will can commit for the next 12 years or so, please ask to meet Chasity.

MAGSR ID: 5735

Sylvan

ADOPTED 06/22/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: White
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

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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.

  • Sylvan, or Syl as her foster parents call her, has been living in her foster home for a little over a week and has made amazing progress. She was initially uncertain in the house (because she has never been in one before), but she is getting used to the noises and going up and down our many stairs. She has been eating well, been calm in the crate all day and night, and is amazing on her walks. She heels nicely, does not pull at all, and is not reactive to dogs or people in the park. Her current project is learning how to sit on command. She has also had no accidents in the house and holds it during an entire work day and makes it through the whole night, waiting until she goes on her walks. She has also been incredible with the resident cats in the foster home, being very calm and showing no signs of aggression or even interest. What an amazing dog to have come out of that terrible hoarding situation! She will just need a little time, love and training and we are confident she will make someone an awesome pup! Ask to meet Sylvan today!

MAGSR ID: 4763

Darby

ADOPTED 06/22/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age at adoption: 7 Months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Vet
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

Nadja

ADOPTED 06/22/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

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

Nadja
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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.

  • Nadja is adjusting to life in a foster home. Normal household sounds make her a little nervous, but she improves each day. She has not had any accidents in the house and holds it during an entire work day as well as through the night. She is most relaxed enjoying sunshine in the backyard with her foster mom. To gain confidence, Nadja goes on frequent walks around the neighborhood. Sirens, loud engines, bike riders, and children playing cause her a bit of anxiety. While outside, she will allow “strangers” to gradually approach and scratch her ears. She is learning to enjoy the attention of caring humans and will offer a kiss and tail wag in exchange for a belly rub. With patience, and a little time, love and training and Nadja will be a great family member.

MAGSR ID: 4749

Bodhi

ADOPTED 06/22/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 1 yr
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

Bodhi adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Bodhi lived his life tied up outside, he was not provided with training or taught any manners.  He is friendly with people but needs to learn jumping up on them is not acceptable. He is a big strong boy and needs to learn leash manners. Bodhi is young and smart, so he will learn quickly with training, guidance, and consistency.  If you are able to commit to training, provide him with structure and daily exercise, along with committing to him for lifetime please ask to meet Bodhi.

MAGSR ID: 5695

Ariel

ADOPTED 06/19/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 62 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Ariel came to us from a not so good situation.  She was used as a breeding dog, she was not provided with proper care or adequate living conditions.  Thankfully after complaints and an investigation she, along with other dogs were confiscated.  Ariel is now in our care where she is looking for a family that will provide her with a loving and warm home, where she means more to his family than just a breeder dog.

Updates:
  • Ariel is doing very well in her foster home. Her foster parents are discovering that she is a very timid but loving young pup. At home, she's a loving, cuddly, sweet girl, but is timid when meeting new people. Ariel is learning from the resident dogs in the foster home, as many dogs do. When away from other dogs, Ariel becomes very anxious and fearful – therefore, we feel she would do best in a home with another dog, similar in size, to help teach her as well as help to calm her anxious and timid behavior. As Ariel was kept in a shelter for 8 months before coming to MAGSR, she is underweight and has some muscle deterioration which her fosters are working with her to get both back to normal. Ariel has learned her name and some commands such as “no” and “sit”. She is mouthy and sometimes demands attention by running into her humans, so her fosters are working with her on those behaviors. Ariel is a very energetic girl and loves to run and play chase with her foster siblings as long as they are allowed. She will need an active home, with a strong leader, who is willing to provide her with the appropriate training and leadership required for the breed. Are you willing to tame the wild child to see the beauty she can be? If so, ask to meet Ariel today.

MAGSR ID: 5590

Stephana

ADOPTED 06/04/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 2 years old
Color: Black & tan
Current Size: 58 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

Stephana
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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: 4510

Luna

ADOPTED 05/29/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 16 Weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 32lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Surrender to Shelter

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

DESCRIPTION:

Luna comes to MAGSR after being surrendered to a shelter. No worries, as MAGSR will give her everything she needs and find a fur-ever home for her. Luna is currently waiting patiently in a foster home and is starting to come out of her shell. Luna is a sweet lovable puppy. Luna loves the resident children and is happy to curl up with them after she burns her puppy energy. Luna plays well with the dominant female resident dogs and does well in her crate at night. Luna’s fosters are working on house breaking with her and she works well for treats. Luna is a medium energy dog and will need walks and time to play. 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. With time, patience, guidance and training, Luna will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If you are ready to commit to a puppy with guidance, attention and training, Luna may be for you. If interested in Lunda, submit an adoption application to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 5640

Trudi

ADOPTED 05/26/2019!

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 3 years old
Color: Sable
Current Size: 66 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

Trudi 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.

MAGSR ID: 4501

Oliver

ADOPTED 05/26/2019!

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age at adoption: 3 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

Oliver adopted
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DESCRIPTION:

Oliver found himself in a shelter after he was picked up as a stray. He is sweet, handsome boy who is looking for a forever family and home. He is somewhat shy right now, but who can blame him with the recent changes he has been through. Training will help him build confidence, learn good manners and bond with his family.

Updates:
  • Some dogs simply have a special something about them. Oliver is one of those dogs. Coming into MAGSR as a stray, Oliver clearly hadn't experienced the type of life he so clearly deserves. He lacked socialization and the proper care all dogs need. Since his arrival this impressive boy has made incredible strides in a short amount of time. In his foster home Oliver has had the opportunity to become both housebroken and crate trained. He has discovered the joy of toys and will even entertain himself. Having entered into a large pack, Oliver has adjusted fantastically to the male and female foster fur siblings with which he currently lives. His easy-going and somewhat submissive personality have helped him easily adjust to pack life in the home. 

    Oliver's fosters are working with him daily to develop his leash manners as well as gain experience with the outside world. They are impressed with how quickly he is learning about and adjusting to the world around him. Although Oliver continues to need some time when warming up to new people, his sweet and playful personality slowly shines through. We are sure that Oliver will thrive in a patient household that will provide him with the guidance and training all dogs need in order to become good canine citizens. If Oliver sounds like a great addition to your family, please inquire about him today. 

  • Oliver was returned to MAGSR because he was protective of his human and home and his family would not put him away when guests were over. Oliver also was out unsupervised, jumped the fence and had gotten loose numerous times and had many unsupervised field trips around the city, sometimes not returning for hours. Oliver was not managed properly and he is lucky to still be alive. Oliver needs someone who will work with him to keep him contained and manage him by putting him away in a secure room and/or crate when people come to the home. If your willing to give Oliver a try, please ask to meet him.

  • Oliver has had his world turned upside down the last couple of weeks. Oliver is a big softie and loves belly and butt rubs. Since his return to MAGSR, Oliver has been friendly with everyone he's met. He can be stubborn too when given commands, but our volunteers are working with him on this. Oliver needs someone who will commit to him, keep him contained and work with him. Could that someone be you?

  • Oliver has settled in nicely with his foster family and established a quick bond, especially with his foster mom.  Oliver’s calm and charming personality make him a great company.  No potty training needed; he lets you know when, and handles his foster parent’s 8-9 hour workday without a hitch.  Oliver is fully house-trained and house-friendly – he remains calm in the house, does not bother any home items, and is trained to not get on any furniture. He is not a chewer and is not even interested in chew toys.  He is sharing the house with a 12 year old Irish Wolfhound mix who has admittedly been a grumpy, jealous, and competitive pest to Oliver, but Oliver has been calm and cool throughout. They get better every day, and the humans enjoy seeing them snoozing side-by-side by the fireplace. 

    Oliver is a terrific walker. Well behaved, willing to stay at heel/left. He pays zero attention to the other neighborhood dogs with underground fences, even when they charge towards him. When walking through a familiar neighborhood, he has excellent leash manners. When hiking in a park or through the woods, the new sites and smells are far too exciting and some leash corrections are needed as he much prefers to roam and explore.  He is an enthusiastic runner but is perfectly happy with just a walk too. Oliver is also great in a vehicle and long trips are not an issue, but he needs some work to get in, which should improve with practice, time, patience and commitment.

    This sweet pup is a keen observer and a quick learner.  He knows “sit”, “down”, “wait” (letting his human go through doors first), and his foster parents are working with him to be more consistent with “come.”  He responds very well to calm approaches and positive praise; less so to assertive commands, as he is stubborn. He is eager to make his foster mom happy and pays attention to what will earn him praise. It should be noted that Oliver is an impressively skilled escape artist, which can be managed with additional security measures (not relying on a simple door latch or crate closure; locks over any basic latches). While he does not get into anything in the house, he is motivated to get out of enclosures. The foster family persists with crate training as all of MAGSR’s fosters do, but Oliver much prefers the extra space in the mud room. He also seems perfectly fine with the run of the whole house. He prefers learning and working over playing. The foster family has found much humor in Oliver’s attempts to outsmart them. The chess match with Oliver is a great deal of fun. If Oliver sounds like a good fit for your future, please ask to meet him!

  • Oliver cannot seem to catch a break.  He has been returned as his adopters have decided he will not make it as a service dog.  The adopters were told upfront that he most likely would not be suitable as a service dog, but they assured us they would keep him no matter what.  Well, they failed Oliver and he is now back with us looking for a forever family.   

     

MAGSR ID: 2255

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

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