Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

ADOPTED 08/09/2020!

Foxtrot is going home!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes, but will chase
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Foxtrot was surrendered to a shelter for being too active. Imagine a 1 year old GSD puppy, who has had no training being too active. Sadly, too many people think dogs will train themselves, and have no idea how much exercise and mental stimulation a GSD requires. Foxtrot’s mannerisms are very much still puppy-like. He is a sweet, loving boy looking for someone to provide him with training and structure so he can be the best he can be. As he is still new to us we are still learning more about him, please watch for updates.

Updates:

Foxtrot is settling in nicely into his foster home. He is incredibly friendly towards people and the resident animals. He usually just sniffs at the resident cats, but then will give chase when they run. Foxtrot loves to play with the resident female GSD and would love another playful dog. Foxtrot needs some leash work on his basic obedience skills, which will come with Basic Obedience training and practice. Foxtrot is very smart and he's a problem solver, which can also get him into trouble if not managed properly. When in his crate, which he is not fond of and it takes him a little bit to settle down in, he likes to chew on everything he can get his teeth on, so no blankets, beds or accessories that he can pull apart and ingest should be left with him unsupervised. Foxtrot would love to have some humans of his own and hopefully, a playful dog as well. If Foxtrot sounds like he could be a fit for your family, ask to meet Foxtrot.

MAGSR ID: 7146

ADOPTED 08/08/2020!

Casen
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 3 weeks
Color: Black
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Thankfully, Casen was given up as he lived his life tied up outside.  This is no life for any dog, we have promised Casen he will never live outside again.  He is underweight, needing to gain approximately 20 lbs, we are working on fattening him up with good nutrition.  With spending his life tied up it’s amazing that he is such a sweet, calm boy.  He now loves to follow around his person and being loved on.  Their were children in his prior home that ran around and played outside in the yard where he was tied up, he had no bad reactions towards them, and only wanted to engage in the fun.  This was limited by the rope he was tied up with.  As he is new to us we are learning more about him, please watch for updates.

Updates:

Casen is settling in nicely into his foster home. He's sleeping a lot right now while he gains his strength back and gets used to a better life. Casen loves to eat, so he shouldn't have any trouble gaining weight. He's learning all about steps and uncarpeted floors. He sleeps in the crate overnight and does great. Casen hasn't had one accident in the house and is doing well in that area. Case walks great on a leash, and generally stays right next to his handler and does not pull (unless there's a rabbit or squirrel, which prompts him to launch himself to the end of the leash). Casen is very gentle with the youngster in his foster home, and is affectionate, cuddly, leans snuggles and just wants to be near his humans. Casen is a really great dog and MAGSR is so happy to help him to the better life he deserves. If Casen sounds like he may be the dog for you, ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 7145

ADOPTED 08/08/2020!

Cayden
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 7 months
Color: black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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Cayden had a good first week in his foster home. He spent the first day in his crate observing the activities in the house; both the humans and the resident GSD. The next day he came out of his crate and started to explore his foster home. When someone is home to supervise, his crate door is open so that he can find a comfortable spot on one of the dog beds. He did well in his crate for about 3 hrs a couple of times while his foster parents were away during the day. Cayden sleeps in his crate and except for stirring a bit in the early morning hours, he has been quiet and calm all night. He hasn't had any accidents at night or in the house during the day. He goes on 3 or 4 walks each day and he seems to understand that 'outside' is where he needs to do his business. He doesn't seem to mind the noises in the house; even when the big Dyson comes out to vacuum, he went upstairs at first and came right back down and moved around the house as the vacuum came his way. Noises and people outside are of great concern right now to Cayden, which is not surprising for the GA38 dogs - he is fearful and scared of new things he's never experienced before. Cayden usually keeps calm when we encounter a person or a car going by but gets scared with noises coming from a playground nearby or several people walking close by. The resident GSD leads the way on our walks with Cayden, and he gladly follows her lead and is already getting more confident. Cayden would learn from and do best in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He walks nicely on a leash and is learning how to heel thanks to all the volunteers that walked him at the kennel. As with the prior GA38 foster his humans fostered, it will take a little time for Cayden to adjust to his new life and getting comfortable with his new surroundings. Cayden is a handsome, smart and sweet boy and deserves a much better life than he had before he came to MAGSR. Stand by for an update on this sweet boy and contact MAGSR if you're interested in meeting him. 

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Cayden has been with his foster family for about two months now and he is progressing very nicely. He is much more comfortable with his routine, both inside and the outside world. He looks forward to his potty walks and a daily visit to one of the parks nearby. Cars, people, playgrounds with kids making noise and running around are not so scary anymore for him, but any sudden and unexpected sounds or movements still make him back up and he needs reassurance that it's all ok. Cayden’s almost a pro navigating city streets, waiting at intersections and proceeding with the 'heel' command. Once we're at the park, he's free to explore and sniff as the length of the long leash allows. He has been introduced to both medium and large dogs recently and he was friendly and playful. He also greeted a few smaller dogs/puppies in the neighborhood, sniffed and showed no aggression, but rather his friendly and playful side. Speaking about being playful, when Cayden sees dogs off leash running around in a park area, he will look at them and he starts jumping with joy, indicating that he would love to join them. He is also eager to meet other dogs of all sizes on a leash in the neighborhood. The GA dogs only had each other and he likely remembers running and playing with the other ogs. Cayden’s foster home doesn’t have any runners, but the short distances we were able to run with him he was happy to engage. Cayden briefly met his foster family’s 3 year old granddaughter on a walk and was curious enough to sniff her after a few minutes. When everyone is home, Cayden prefers to be in his crate with the door open; however, he is not as happy being left in the crate when we're away, so carabiner clips are used to secure the crate door, but he settles down. Cayden sleeps quietly in his crate at night with no attempt to get out. Cayden relies on the resident GSD for comfort and guidance that things are ok. Cayden needs a fur-ever home with another medium/large playful and compatible dog to show him the ropes and continue to give him confidence. Cayden and the resident GSD now interact in a playful way and he’s sweet on her, as when she’s not close to him, he lets everyone know he wants to be near her. Cayden is ready for his fur-ever home and is looking for a family that will provide him with structure, guidance, love and companionship.

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Cayden is comfortable in his foster home and is used to his routine and everything that happens on a daily basis, including noises and movements. Only the unexpected still makes him startle, but he recovers quickly with reassurance. He will come and explore unknown objects and sniffs just about anything including coats, shoes and the foster parent. He will seek his crate for comfort/rest, as his safe place, but most of the time he hangs around the resident GSD sibling or he finds his comfy spot in the house. He now understands what it's like to live in a home and what dog happiness is all about. Cayden relied on the resident GSD for cues in the beginning, and he still does when unsure, but he is now more independent and has come out of his shell. He runs around the house with enthusiasm when it's time to leave the house, and he happily jumps into the car to go places. It took a little time to gain his trust, but he now seems always ready for a new adventure. He is treat motivated and his shepherd personality to please is coming out, but he still has GA moments that he will have to work on over time. He is still shy with strangers when he is approached but he will investigate a person and allow touching after a while. He has discovered squirrels and he is curious what they are doing going up the tree. Cayden's fosters are currently working with him on discovering the pleasure of playing with toys and balls. He is a young, energetic and muscular boy that needs a firm hand at the helm. He is also a lovable, sweet and playful guy and he deserves a fur-ever home with a family that can give him a chance for a better life.

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Cayden's foster parents recently took him to the beach in Delaware. When the bags get packed and the car loaded, he and his foster sister get really excited because that means we get to go somewhere on a new adventure. Cayden did really well on the two-hour drive and never complained. Cayden had a wonderful time exploring the beach for the first time. His ears flopped in every direction excited to investigate horseshoe crabs and frolicking in the bay water. Digging for critters and treasures in the sand is another favorite of his! There were so many new sights and smells to explore. One of his favorites was seeing the bunnies run away and him wanting to chase them on our walks at dusk. This boy is the adventurous type and likes to participate in new activities. Cayden likes his daily walks and training exercises. He is getting better at mastering skills and a little treat always helps. Now that it is almost summer, he was recently introduced to frozen peanut butter cubes and he loves them! Not daily, but occasionally, as a special treat. Cayden plays with rope toys, but the ball is not something he is fond of yet. He is still shy with strangers, but will approach on his own after a couple of minutes. This smart, sweet boy is ready for his forever home. Check out his profile and ask to meet Cayden!

MAGSR ID: 4500

ADOPTED 08/05/2020!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 3 weeks
Color: black & tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Roxy is a sweet girl, but she does like to go slow with meeting new people.  She is timid at first and may back off when first meeting new people, but comes around with a little time.  At 9 years old she has a nice lower energy about her than that of a younger dog.  If you are looking for a lower key girl, a dog to go on leisurely strolls with then Roxy is your girl.  She does have some skin issues that we are addressing.  As she is new to us we are still learning more about her, please look for updates from her foster family.

Updates:

Hi there!! It's me, Roxy. There have been some bumps in the road during my life but my foster mom says I'm the sweetest and easiest foster she has ever had. And she's been through quite a few. You may look at my age and think a senior dog isn't for you, but there are a few reasons you should consider me. First, I'm completely housebroken. No accidents for me. Second, I'm chill...I may not run, jump and play like a puppy (and they're a lot more work than me) but I love my walks. We go for a 1 mile walk twice a day. Not too bad if I do say so myself. Third, even though I have skin allergies, they aren't hard to take care of. You just feed me the right food and give me a pill when you feed me. Fourth, I love to be with my people. When my foster mom leaves I look and wait for her to come back. I'm so good that I get to sleep in the room with my foster mom. I have a nice soft place on the floor and sleep all night and not on the bed. It is difficult to get a good picture of me because my fur is so black, but my foster mom will keep trying. If you are considering meeting me, please contact MAGSR to set up a time. That's all for now. Hope to hear from you soon....Roxy  

MAGSR ID: 7154

ADOPTED 08/05/2020!

Jango
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 8 months 3 weeks
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 46 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Jango was surrendered to a shelter for being too active.  Imagine a GSD puppy who has had no training being too active.  Sadly too many people think dogs will train themselves, and have no idea how much exercise and mental stimulation a GSD requires.  Jango’s mannerisms are very much still puppy like.  He is a sweet, loving boy looking for someone to provide him with training and structure so he can be the best he can be.  As he is still new to us we are still learning more about him, please watch for updates

MAGSR ID: 7148

ADOPTED 08/02/2020!

Stark adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 4 years 1 month
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Stark was surrendered to a shelter for barking.  He lived his life tethered outside or in the garage.  He lived with other large dogs and did well with them.  He is described as being playful.  He will require training to help him learn leash skills and house manners.  His foster has started the process, but it is important that his new family continues with training.  Stark is now looking for a home where he will enjoy the comforts of living indoors, a comfy bed and a family that will care for and love him for his lifetime.

 

MAGSR ID: 7023

ADOPTED 08/01/2020!

Blitz
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Blitz came to us as his prior person is being stationed out of the country and could not take him along.  Wanting only the best for Blitz, he was surrendered to us to find him a loving family.  Blitz has lived with another female GSD and got along fine.  He is reported to be very friendly with people.  As Blitz is new to us we are still learning more about him, please check back for updates.

MAGSR ID: 7162

ADOPTED 07/30/2020!

Zophia adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 weeks
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 69 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Zophia found herself as a stray to a shelter where no one came for her, we have no history for her.  She is now safe in our care and looking for a forever home and family.  Her introductions to male dogs went much better than that with female dogs.  She is a dominant female with other female dogs, for this reason she only wants to share her home with male dogs.  As she is new to us we have a lot to learn about her, please watch for updates.

MAGSR ID: 7150

ADOPTED 07/26/2020!

Molly adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: black & tan
Current Size: 55 lbs.
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Molly was surrendered to a shelter, but we do not know why. On the surrender paperwork, it states that she lived with and is good with children. She lived with another female GSD, but the other GSD did not like Molly. They stated Molly wanted to play with their other dog, but the other dog did not reciprocate nicely. It was noted that when you get too close to her while she is eating, she would growl. Since arriving in our care, she has been friendly with everyone she has met. We have not introduced her to children though yet. Her foster reports that she is a super adorable highly active pup - bouncy, jumpy, playful, affectionate, and just all around super sweet. She is all about kisses and belly rubs, affection and attention. She has limited manners right now that her foster is working on her with, and she does great with praise. Molly loves toys and could play fetch all day long. As she is new to us we are still learning more about her, please check back for updates.

MAGSR ID: 7156

ADOPTED 07/14/2020!

Gunner
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age: 11 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Gunner is a GSD/Belgian Malinois mix who came to us as a surrender as his human dad is ill and not able to care for him. Gunner is a young, high energy pup with lots of drive. He is not going to be a couch potato. He will require daily activity, exercising both the body and mind. Training with an experienced trainer is an absolute must. He will keep you on your toes, so you must be prepared to be one step ahead of him. He is a sponge right now, ready to soak up everything, be it good or bad. He is not well socialized with humans. Gunner has done well with his large breed foster fur-sibilings, but has not yet met any small dogs. You will need to have lots of time and a strong commitment to raising a well balanced, socialized and well mannered boy. Gunner requires someone with prior experience with high drive, high energy working line dogs.

Updates:

Dear people of the Mid-Atlantic area, this is MAGSR’s lovable house-wolf, Gunner. Okay, I am not a wolf, I just play one on TV. I am actually an ENORMOUS puppy. You should see my paws, humongous. I have been living the good life with my foster family. They have middle school aged kids and two other shepherds. I really like to play with my fellow dogs and I am not happy when they play right outside my crate and I cannot join in. I don’t mind being in the crate when other people are not around. I am in there all time right now, unless I am being walked, because I am not to be trusted yet. Or so they say. Like most Belgian Malinois, I am extremely smart and quite handsome. My foster sister cannot keep her paws off of me. I will require training from an experienced trainer and a household of people who are all capable of teaching me that I am not the boss. Otherwise, I will be happy to establish myself as the boss and that does not ever go well. (You should let me order as many pizzas as I want to, though). I like my resident children and will warm up to strangers after a careful introduction. I am driven to protect the ones that I love and I will require a lot of guidance to make good choices about how to conduct myself. That is why I can only be adopted by people with experience with dogs like me and I would not be a good fit for a family where one person is committed to training me and the other person wants a couch potato. Otherwise, when my leader is away I might be tempted to turn your couch into an origami potato. I very much like walks and I went for a hike near the Gun Powder River. I REALLY wanted to jump in and swim. I love balls and I caught a bird in my mouth while it was flying by. I dropped it when I was told to; but my foster mom said that it didn’t do the bird any favors. I would definitely like to live with a family that has other dogs and birds. But maybe your birds would not like me. I am housebroken and walk nicely on a leash when someone is consistent in requiring that I do so. My biggest challenge is that nobody ever taught me not to use my mouth as a tool on people. When my foster family tries to put a leash on me, I try to grab their hands and help. I do this too when they are adjusting my collar. They don’t like this at all but I think it is a fun game. It is important for me to be crated while collars and leashes are being put on me that way if I get too excited and start with my malligator routine the door gets shut and I have to settle down. Then they try again. I have not been snappy about food or toys in my foster home and don’t seem concerned about sharing a water bowl. But that is never a promise that I wouldn’t act differently elsewhere. If you are looking for a stunningly handsome puppy who is going to be quite large and even more handsome when I grow into my ears, then you should ask to meet me. Taking me to an experienced trainer is extremely important as are setting limits and following them 100% of the time. I am a very smart boy and if you show me a loophole in your rules, I will jump through it. But if you are consistent and positive in training me, we could live our best lives together. Seriously, I’m not kidding about the pizza.

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Gunner is doing great in his new foster home! Gunner is now attending weekly training classes to learn obedience and how to be a good canine friend. Gunner is a high drive GSD/Mal mix that needs consistent management by a very experienced handler. Gunner would do best being placed in a home with humans who have had prior Belgian Mal or high drive working GSD experience. Gunner has a lot of energy and needs a handler who will work with him every day to burn his energy. Gunner has great focus and ball drive – he’s extremely attentive to his handler. He’s even climbed a tree in his foster home. Gunner is so smart that he knows how to use his paws to grab someone’s ankles and stop them. Gunner has excellent working potential and would be well suited for a working position or a home situation that has the structure of a dog in a working position. If you have the necessary experience and can offer the perfect environment for what Gunner needs, please ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 6824

ADOPTED 07/12/2020!

Lacy adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 107 lbs.
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Lacy was surrendered to us due to a baby on the way and there would be no room for Lacy.   It is obvious she was not well cared for as she came to us obese, weighing 107 lbs. and should only weigh around 70 lbs.  She also came to us with a skin infection and some fur loss, which our vet feels is caused by lack of care and poor quality food.  She is being treated for the skin infection, put on a diet, good quality food, along with exercise that she obviously did not get in her last home.  She is settling into her foster home and dealing with the changes of her new life.  She is confused with some whining, but that is expected with the changes.  She is very sweet and friendly with everyone she has met. 
 

Updates:

Lacy is doing really well in her foster home. She's working on getting exercise to drop some weight so she can be more comfortable, she's being a fed a food that should help her skin and her lose weight, and her skin is clearing up some with antibiotics from MAGSR's vet. On her walks, Lacy will react a little to cars on her walks, and a squirrel here and there. Lacy does great in the house and prefers she have the house and her humans all to herself so she gets all the attention. Lacy is very sweet and is waiting to meet you.

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Lacy has been doing really well in her foster home. Lacy is such a sweet girl. Lacy does not like thunderstorms. Lacy does fairly good in the crate and she lets her humans know when she needs to go outside. Lacy is somewhat protective of her food. Lacy is very alert and will let her humans know when she hears a noise outside. When on walks, Lacy has a few triggers and reacts to passing bicycles, some cars, and she's always on squirrel alert - otherwise, Lacy is great to walk and loves going. Lacy likes to sleep on doggie beds and couches and she will sleep most of the day. Lacy has some interest in playing with balls now & then. If this laid back girl sounds like she could be a good fit for your home, ask to meet Lacy.

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Lacy has really come out of her shell in her foster home, where she lives with no kids, dogs or cats and is the center of her human’s attention. She has a sweet, laid back temperament and is very intelligent, clever and mischievous. She loves playing soccer, and she spends a lot of the day keeping watch for lizards, bugs, squirrels and other creatures in the yard. And she's a professional napper. Lacy likes to cuddle, though usually won't do so voluntarily. Lacy has come so far in her weight loss journey with a food cut and daily exercise, and while we don't have an exact number yet, she looks to be close to a healthy weight. She's more agile and mobile when walking and playing. Lacy is fully housebroken and has an understanding of basic commands,
but her forever owners will need to work on reinforcing those with her. Lacy has a few triggers that need some work, including squirrels, foxes, deer, rabbits, other small animals including small dogs, bikes (!), thunder, fireworks, and some beeping sounds such as delivery trucks. Lacy likes car rides but she has exhibited some anxiety in the car. Lacy will alert if there is someone on the property, but she has never shown aggression towards a person, including on walks--unless, of course, they're on a bike. If you're looking for a sweet, laid back girl who can be the center of attention in your home, Lacy might be perfect for you.

MAGSR ID: 6840

ADOPTED 07/02/2020!

Bellair
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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

Updates:

We've gotten to know Bellair a bit more since she's been with us.  What a pleasure this lady is to work with; it is apparent that she likes to work.  She seems to know so many commands but quietly tests out the handler as she works.  Once she figures out that you mean business, she handles beautifully.  Bellair is clearly food motivated and doesn't require much tension on the leash when a redirect is needed.  She corrects quickly and responds nicely when given an activity.  She loves balls, and will play fetch, then carry the ball around with her.  She has excellent behavior at the vet, she is even good about the thermometer.  She is easy to leash up, jumps into the car readily and is a very good car rider.  We're also told she's quite cuddly, could you see yourself cuddling with Bellair?

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Bellair is enjoying life in her foster home. She has great house manners, is housebroken, and crate trained. She loves, loves, loves squeaky toys, treat-filled kongs and daily walks. She has started group obedience training with her foster mom and is learning that squirrels, rabbits, dogs, and cars don’t need to be chased while walking. Her new family will need to continue training, as Bellair has a high drive and will need a strong leader to help her become a good canine citizen. If Bellair sounds like she coudl be a good fit for your family, ask to meet her - she's a sweet lovable gem.

MAGSR ID: 6115

ADOPTED 06/26/2020!

Tayson adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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Tayson has been in a home for the first time in her life for a week now. She is very well behaved in her sturdy, heavy duty crate (she didn’t like the wire crates at all, and easily escaped from them). She is calm and steady in the crate, and has had no accidents in it. Crate training is the first step towards housebreaking, and Tayson seems to be crate-trained at this point. After a week, she is comfortable around her foster mom, but still nervous and fearful when others are around. She gets along well with the resident older female GSD, and seems to take comfort from having another dog nearby. Tayson is walking well on a leash, although she will pull when fearful and trying to move away from something she doesn’t understand or isn’t familiar with; most of the time, however, she is happy to walk along side her foster mom on a loose metal leash. She prefers to eat inside of her crate, especially when no one is watching. She’s had so many new experiences in her first week in a home, and has handled all of them so well and with grace. She is a kind sweet dog who wants to be with people, but is still fearful of too much stimulus and contact at one time. As Tayson gains in confidence and comfort, we are certain that she will continue to make progress, learning to trust and bond with her humans. Stay tuned for future updates of Tayson’s journey to becoming a wonderful future family member. If she sounds like a fit for your family, ask to meet her.

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After a skittish first few weeks, Tayson’s progress learning how to be a dog in a house is accelerating. She is out of her crate and interacting with her foster parents for long stretches of time now. She is becoming the playful spirit we always knew existed, but was hidden for far too long by her previous unfortunate circumstances. Tayson would learn from and do best in a home with a confident dog to help show her the way forward. Tayson walks well on her leash (except for the exciting moments when deer go running away), and is now curious and interested in everything on the farm. We are starting to take trips off the farm to increase her exposure to new sights, which is both interesting and stressful for her, but necessary. She continues to be accident-free inside the house, and is very good about relieving herself outside on her walks. She is one of the sweetest fosters I have ever had, very quiet, and just incredibly great to have around. If you would like to watch this girl emerge from her shell into being a wonderful family dog, please ask to meet Tayson. She is truly ready to start bonding with you in her forever home.

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Sweet Tayson, Pacin’ Tayson, Brown-eyed Tayson, Little Miss Tayson, Sweet Pea, or Tasey, as she has affectionately come to be known by her foster parents, where she has been staying for several months now – her foster parents are happy to report that Tayson now knows how to wag her tail!

While still sometimes quiet and nervous, Tayson has decided that her favorite place to be is not always in her crate anymore. She enjoys curiously exploring the first floor of the house and absolutely adores being outside in the backyard on her long lead! She is still content to sleep in her crate and greets her foster mom in the morning with a wagging tail and now knows what the word “outside” means! Tayson will happily spend hours outside if she can, rolling in the grass and dirt (no prissy manners here!) and absolutely loves to play chase with her foster brother. She will sneak up behind him and nip at his tail if he’s not paying enough attention to her. While we’re getting better at recall, she still sometimes will give you a look that says “please, just 5 more minutes!” before she will come to go back inside the house, but we try to give her plenty of praise and pets when she does.

Tayson has spent a full workday in her sturdy crate with no problem but is also a great companion for anyone who is home during most of the day as well. While working from home during quarantine, her foster mom reported Tayson would spend most of her day on a dog bed next to her and a spot where she could look out the window. Speaking of, a comfy dog bed is an absolute must for this sweet girl. After everything she has been through, Tayson has decided she likes comfortable things such as couches and dog beds to lie on whenever she can!

Tayson is still nervous around strangers and is more comfortable around women at the moment - she will pace back and forth around people she does not know and noises that she is not expecting, although she does fine with passing cars, the tv and things like the microwave and refrigerator. She will still go to her crate when she needs to find a “safe space” to hang out and doesn’t make much noise except for an occasional soft cry when she thinks there’s something going on that she’s missing out on. Tayson has only barked about twice since being in her foster home and both times were while she was playing outside. Tayson is not too interested in stuffed toys but does enjoy chewing on a nylabone in the privacy of her crate, or playing with a rope toy outside and will gently take treats from her foster mom’s hand, but again preferably when she’s in her crate.

Tayson takes some time to warm up and decide to trust after her rough start to life, but she is a very sweet girl and respectful guest. Tayson has the most adorable smiles and personality quirks! She will do great with someone in a quiet household who has time and patience to get to know and bond with this special girl, and definitely another canine friend for her to play with. If Tayson sounds like she may be a fit for your home, please ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 4508

ADOPTED 06/23/2020!

Buzz
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Buzz came to us after his person passed away and he ended up in a shelter. He lived with 3 other dogs and enjoys the company of other dogs.  He is underweight and needs to gain about 15 lbs., nothing that good nutrition and regular meals won't fix.  He can be a little skittish when first meeting new people, but in no time at all he will be smothering  you with kisses and love.  Training and structure will help him build his confidence and teach him good manners.  He has obviously never spent time on a leash, so he is learning some leash skills. He currently has some hair loss and a skin infection that is being treated, but he doesn't take away from how handsome he is.

Updates:

When Buzz entered into his foster home, it was very apparent that prior to his arrival at MAGSR he had not experienced the life, luxuries, or kindness that he clearly deserves. His body told the story of limited food, health care, and experience within a loving household. Although having clearly survived some challenging circumstances, Buzz walked into his foster home with a happy-go-lucky attitude. He has an overall enthusiasm and curiosity for what life has to offer. With so much to learn and so many new experiences to partake in, Buzz has been very busy over the last few months. 

He started with the basics, crate training and housebreaking, which he has mastered at this time. He loves to be outside and knows that this is where his "business" needs to be handled. Then, it was onto pack introductions with the resident senior dogs. Buzz loves the company of other dogs but needed to learn that senior dogs are not always as playful as younger pups. Having learned what is and is not tolerated by the resident dogs, Buzz seems to have found a good balance within his foster pack and does well with a few reminders from his fur siblings from time to time. More recently, Buzz has started a regular regiment of daily training. He is highly food motivated and seems to be excelling with sit, down, wait, watch, and come. As he masters these commands, he will be ready to learn additional commands particularly, if food is involved. In his free time, Buzz has been learning that tough toys and bones are great to play with, that a daily run and a long walk or two helps him burn energy, and that head rubs really are the best type of affection. 

Buzz is an amazing pup and will be a great match for an experienced household. Although he is not aggressive with children, he does not realize that his size and energy can be too much for little people. He would be better suited for a home without children; this will allow him to further develop into a good canine citizen without the distraction of little people. If Buzz sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today. 

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Hello!  I’m Buzz and I’ve been told that you want to hear about my latest adventures. I love exploring new places and learning new things. Attending training classes with my foster mom has been great. This week, the trainer gave me compliments for being patient and calm around other dogs and people and a positive role model in class. That made my foster mom proud. We’ve been practicing every day. I’ve been told that I am excellent with environmental distractions. I’m a teenage pup with occasional mischief and testing, but I’m well on the way to becoming a canine gentleman. I’m a fan of car rides, especially when they take me to fun new places, and I insist on going everywhere with my humans. Hardware stores are cool, farmers markets are easy, meeting people on our walks is fun, parks for hiking are the best. Pet stores? Well, I don’t know how they expect any shepherd to stay calm around all the exciting food, treats and toys. I like food – A LOT!  Food puzzles and food-filled chew toys make my day. Frozen food treats are amazing on a hot afternoon. Meal time is the biggest event of every day and I am learning a bit more focus with each dish. Sometimes, I like to test what delicious things may be around me. They say that it’s good to stop and smell the flowers. My preference is to stop and eat the flowers, but I am learning that that’s not a good way to earn praise. The neighbor’s horse is my new friend and I enjoy meeting all the neighbors. A few of them are my buddies now and I give them kisses. Being the center of attention is great, but I think I miss having other dogs to play with. My foster mom started calling me Love Buzz because I like to snuggle and I don’t leave her side. I’ve been trying to convince her that there is absolutely no issue with an 80 lb. lap dog. She’s not convinced yet, but I will keep trying. While I wait for my fur-ever home, I will continue to soak in my adventures and have a good time. Let MAGSR know if you would like to meet me.

MAGSR ID: 6616

ADOPTED 06/20/2020!

Stark adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 4 years 1 month
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Stark was surrendered to a shelter for barking.  He lived his life tethered outside or in the garage.  He lived with other large dogs and did well with them.  He is described as being playful.  He will require training to help him learn leash skills and house manners.  His foster has started the process, but it is important that his new family continues with training.  Stark is now looking for a home where he will enjoy the comforts of living indoors, a comfy bed and a family that will care for and love him for his lifetime.

 

MAGSR ID: 7023

ADOPTED 06/10/2020!



Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 11 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 93lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Max will need a home without younger children as they tend to make him uneasy.  He would do better with older, calmer children that know how to properly interact with a dog.  He enjoys playing with other dogs.  He is a boy that wants to be with his person, and will spend time following you around.  He has had some basic obedience training, but he will be required to attend training with his new family.  He needs consistency and direction in order to become a confident well behaved dog, and to learn what is expected of him.  

MAGSR ID: 6979

ADOPTED 05/31/2020!

Khali adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 4 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: Yes, but will chase
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Khali was taken to the shelter as a stray, her family was found but they no longer wanted her.  Their loss, as Khali will find a family that will love and care for her for her lifetime.  She obviously has had no training, she is jumpy and can be mouthy.  She has lots of energy that needs to be channeled with exercise of both her body and mind.  Training is imperative as it will teach her impulse control, manners and help build confidence.  Be prepared for lots of exercise as you spend time burning hers.  She lived in her previous home with another dog.

Khali did arrive in our care with a visible change to her elbow which is causing her foot to turn out.  Records indicate she underwent elbow surgery in 2018.  She will be seen by our vet to check if she healed properly from the surgery.

Updates:

Khali was seen by a MAGSR veterinarian who noted the left front leg paw turns out laterally, but Khali presented pain free, weight bearing, with no limping, with no mobility issues. The vet reported that Khali is happy, healthy and ready to go. Khali is very sweet and thinks she’s small enough to be a lap dog. She is so happy to see her humans, loves human contact and will happily give her humans kisses. Khali wants to be her humans’ shadow. Khali was really excited with tail wags to see kids playing, but with social distancing, she hasn’t had a chance to meet them up close and personal yet. Khali has a higher energy level, as most young dogs do, and really loves to play and loves her chew toys, and understands that the toys are the only things she can chew on. Khali needs a family who is going to burn her energy by exercising and playing with her. She doesn’t much like the resident cat, so likely would do better in a home without a cat. Khali is ready for her fur-ever home – if that home could be yours, ask to meet her!

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Khali is doing great in her foster home. Khali enjoys walks and will definitely benefit from training, as she needs some work on her leash skills. Khali loves to go places and goes straight for the car when she knows she’s going somewhere. Khali has been doing great with two of the three resident cats, because she learned very early on not to mess with those two because they swatted her when she arrived. The third cat is a little less confident to put Khali in her place, so when they lock eyes and the cat starts running, Khali will start to stalk and chase her – this too is being worked on via corrections from her foster mom when she exhibits this behavior. Khali has some prey drive outside on her walks and will chase all those fun wild animals if given the opportunity. Khali can be territorial and protective, which her foster mom is working on with her. When Khali’s humans come home, she plows towards them and gets really excited. She sometimes jumps and nips from excitement and the desire for attention, which is also being worked on. However, due to this behavior, Khali may be better suited for a home without small children as she may accidently hurt them. Khali loves to play and cuddle – her favorite game is fetch, and she’s decent about dropping the ball in her foster mom’s lap or hand. While Khali loves to play and is high energy, due to her old injury, she is not a good fit as a running partner – she’s better at running to play instead. Khali is very much aware of her surroundings – she comes to look for her foster family to know where they are and also frequently checks back to her humans on her walks. If Khali sounds like she could be a good fit for your family, ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 6861

ADOPTED 05/31/2020!

Teak adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 11 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 67 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Teak came to us as his prior family did not have the time for a young, energetic GSD. Unfortunately Teak has not been well socialized with people outside of his prior immediate family.  For this reason Teak is scared and skittish of new people, new places, sights and sounds.  Our volunteers are giving Teak time to settle in and get use to all that is new to him.  He will be starting a training program which will help with not only socialization, but also build his confidence.  Because of Teak's insecurities, he would learn from and do better in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He will require a GSD experienced family that will continue with his training, socialization and confidence building. He did live with older children and another dog in his prior home.

Updates:

Teak has been doing great in his foster home. He has been attending local group obedience classes as well, which has helped him build his confidence. He no longer trembles with tail tucked when seeing our volunteers each weekend that he’s used to, but instead, approaches and gives some of them sniffs and kisses. Although with those he does not know as well, he is still very unsure and looks to his handler for security. Teak will need a strong handler with prior breed experience who will provide much needed structure and training to help him continue building confidence and learn the right way forward. Teak loves his female GSD fur-sibling in his foster home and will be well matched with a family that has a confident dog that he can learn from and follow. Teak has been a little bit of a wild thing off leash in the house when tested in a controlled situation and wants to move from couch to couch and hit a counter or two along the way, and can also be reactive and protective when confronted with the unfamiliar when he is on his own in his crate, etc..  Teak needs boundaries and structure, and not a lot of freedom, at least until he learns the rules of how to behave in the home. Teak is definitely warming up and loves butt scratches from his handler. If Teak sounds like he may be a fit for your family, ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 6078

ADOPTED 05/30/2020!

Luther
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 6 months
Color: White
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

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Luther is settling in to his experienced foster home. Luther, like the other GA38 dogs, is not well socialized with people. Luther remains very anxious about anything new in his environment. Although he is no longer scared of the resident dogs, he rarely interacts with them and is fearful of the activity. Luther feels most safe in his crate – it is his “security blanket” and prefers to spend a good bit of time in there. He allows humans to interact with and touch him, but is nervous about it. Luther has not yet felt confident enough to voluntarily approach humans to interact, but hopefully, that will come in time. Luther is considered a high flight risk dog. Luther has had some field trips to a local group training class which is helping him to work on his confidence. Luther would do best in a quiet home with a consistent routine, preferably with a high fenced yard, no children and not a lot of activity. If Luther sounds like he may be a fit for your home, ask to meet him.

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Luther has settled in to his foster home. In the beginning, Luther was very scared of absolutely everything, even the other dogs in the home. Luther has made some progress now in that he watches as the resident dogs carry on and play. He has gained some trust in his foster home as he will now let her walk up to him without being too fearful. His foster mom speaks softly to him and Luther seems to respond well to that. Luther is looking for a low key and quiet home for his fur-ever home. If your home could be a good match for what Luther needs, please ask to meet him.

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When Luther arrived to MAGSR, he was very shut down and always in flight mode. After a year in his foster home to decompress, he has learned to live as loved dogs should. Luther attends obedience class weekly and is coming along nicely. Luther needs a family that understands that he has anxiety issues, but focusing on obedience helps redirect and calm him. Luther is a very sweet, sensitive boy. It took over 8 months before he made a sound in his foster home. He lives with 3 resident dogs and a cat. Initially, Luther wouldn't make eye contact or show any interest in anything and would just cower in the back of his crate. Now, Luther smiles and is curious, but still cautious. Luther likes a routine and his crate is his safe place, which he needs. Luther needs a family who understands the unique challenges undersocialized dogs present. Look at Luther's gorgeous eyes and contact MAGSR if you think you would like to add him to your family.

MAGSR ID: 4756

ADOPTED 05/27/2020!

Mack
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 8 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 94 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Big, handsome Mack is a strong boy.  He needs to learn leash manners, as a dog of his size can be difficult to handle on a leash.  Mack is such a sweet boy.  He has been very friendly with our volunteers.  He really seems to enjoy going for drives, as when he sees a vehicle door open he wants to jump in.  Mack did spend part of his life tied up on a chain, so he probably needs to learn house manners.  While at the shelter he did participate in play groups with other dogs.

Updates:

Mack has been with us for a while now and we have learned a lot about him. Everyone that comes into contact with Mack at the kennel loves him and his tail wags! He can be so sweet, and everyone he meets is a friend. He loves car rides and is very quiet when traveling. Mack is very smart and is not only learning better leash manners, but is a very willing participant in learning sit, down, and place - as long as you have a toy or treat to reward his efforts. He will play fetch, and is learning to bring the toy back and drop it on command. Mack is a sweet boy, and can be such a big teddy bear, but he also needs an experienced handler who will provide structure, training and consistent handling so he can learn his place in a home environment and does not try to take over. If you think you have what it takes to offer Mack what he needs to thrive, please let us know, we'll set you up with an introduction!  

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Mack has been with his foster family for a little over a week and has settled in nicely. Mack listens and sometimes he sleeps at his foster's feet. When Mack gets excited, he gets really excited. When Mack's humans head for the door, Mack runs to the door and jumps around, so he has to be calmed down before taking him out. Once Mack knows to listen, he walks nicely. Mack is very active for a four year old, and sometimes he seems more like a two year old. Mack needs a strong hand to keep him in line so that he will be a good canine citizen. Mack likes sleeping in doggy beds and is both housebroken and crate trained. Mack is becoming a dedicated dog to his foster family. If Mack sounds like he could be a good fit for your family, ask to meet him.

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Mack's foster reports he is a very sweet boy and dedicated to his humans. Mack loves attention. When Mack's humans are at the dinner table, Mack goes and lays down until dinner is done. Mack is very treat motivated - knows where his treats are kept and will let his humans know when he wants one. In the evenings, Mack wanders upstairs and jumps up on the bed and lays down, until he hears somebody move and then he comes running downstairs to make sure he doesn't miss anything. At night time, Mack sleeps on his doggie bed all night and does great in the crate when he's in it. Mack is recommended for older kids, but very friendly with everyone. Mack lays down for belly rubs, likes to give paws, is good with other dogs, loves to go for car rides, is easy to walk with a human who is in control of him during the walk. Mack is patiently waiting for his fur-ever home - could that home be yours?

MAGSR ID: 6192

ADOPTED 05/23/2020!

Hamara
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 9 months 2 weeks
Color: white
Current Size: puppy size
Housebroken: Puppy in training
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Hamara cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Hamara 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, Hamara will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!

Updates:

Hamara came to MAGSR from a local shelter after she was adopted out and returned because she had a heart murmur. MAGSR immediately sent her to a cardiologist to have an Echo-cardiogram. The echo confirmed that Hamara has a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a common congenital birth defect in dogs and more so in females – german shepherds are also predisposed to PDAs. At this time, her heart is enlarged and is the size of an 80 lb dog. Hamara will have surgery to correct the defect on March 31st and is expected to make a full recovery and live a long and happy life. However, she will not be available for adoption for at least 3 weeks after her surgery (~April 21), as she will be on strict crate restriction during that time so she can fully recover, and then she can move on with the rest of her life. MAGSR will cover the cost of Hamara’s medical care to prepare her for adoption – the cost is very expensive, but Hamara is worth the cost. Donations towards her medical care would be greatly appreciated as this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs. If your family would like to meet Hamara as soon as she is available for adoption, please submit an adoption application and ask to meet her.

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Hi there....It's me Hamara. Things at my foster home are going really well. I am learning to potty outside and how to sit when coming in and going out. My heart condition isn't as scary as it seems. MAGSR is a wonderful, generous rescue that is willing to help me become my best self. After surgery, I have a few weeks of complete crate rest and then I will be just like any other puppy. I get along well with the resident dogs and really want to play, especially fetch. But my foster mom says no for at least a few months. The resident children are great. I really love the 10 year old resident girl and frequently sit on her lap. As a final thought, thank you for the interest and any support you can help with. This is a huge undertaking but I'm lucky enough to have a rescue that cares this much about a life. We'll keep you updated. Sincerely, Hamara

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Hamara here…. I’m back at my foster home following the surgery I had on March 31st. I came through it like a champ! The doctor said a few more weeks of crate rest and then a few more of slowly introducing physical activity. My foster family is taking great care of me and making sure I stay calm. They say it is tough right now but will all be worth it. Pretty soon I’ll be good as new and ready to be a playful, energetic puppy!! Keep looking for updates (and pictures when crate rest is over) See you soon…

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Hi again! It's been almost 5 weeks since my surgery! I'm acting and feeling like a puppy!! My breathing is normal and my heart isn't pounding hard anymore. My foster family has me out of the crate more each week. I'm still on a short leash, but I'm out to chew bones and be loved on, which is pretty cool. My favorite person in the house is the resident daughter - I'll do anything for her. We're continuing to work on sit and down. Next week, we'll start short walks to work on heel. I'll see how housebreaking goes but I don't have accidents in my crate. When I need to go out, I bang the door of my crate for the humans to come and get me. Other than those times where I need to go out, I'm perfect in my crate. I'll keep you informed of my progress. I can't wait to go to my forever home. Is that with you? Talk to you soon, Hamara

MAGSR ID: 6654

ADOPTED 05/23/2020!

Koa
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes, but will chase
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Koa ended up at a shelter as a stray. Then, when no one came for her, MAGSR was contacted. Koa is a very sweet and friendly girl, and she likes everyone she meets. She loves to cuddle up in your lap, or follow you wherever you go. She enjoys the company of other dogs, always wanting to engage in play. She is young, with lots of energy and very little training, so this needs to be addressed with consistently directing her and teaching her what is expected. She will be a great a member of an active family.

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

Updates:

Koa has settled in to her foster home nicely and her foster reports she is a delight to have. Koa's foster mom reports she is pretty spirited and spunky and absolutely loves people. Koa will snuggle with her humans to watch TV and would play with the resident dogs if allowed, which she most certainly can play after she completes her heartworm treatment. Koa needs to learn more how to walk on a leash work and some obedience training, all of which she'll most certainly need once her treatment in complete. Koa is ready for her fur-ever home, so if she looks like she could be a fit, ask to meet Koa and snuggle a little.

MAGSR ID: 6878

ADOPTED 05/18/2020!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Jaeger was found as a stray, he was malnourished and quite thin.  Unfortunately no one ever came looking for Jaeger so he is now in our care while he waits for his new family.  He has been a friendly boy with people and other dogs, but cats are just too tempting so a home without cats is needed.  We have no knowledge of how he is with children.  He is estimated to be approximately a year old, he needs training, manners and a family that will commit to him for his lifetime.

Updates:

Jaeger’s foster reports that Jaeger is an awesome dog and is settling in well. Jaeger is crate trained and will go into his crate during the day just to sleep, and he also spends his nights there – his crate is his safe place. Jaeger is also housebroken, and he is so smart that he will alert his human when he needs to go outside. Jaeger is a very smart boy and he learns quickly – he has found the toy container and empties it looking for just the right toy, which is typically some sort of ball. Now, if we could just teach him to put all his toys back when he is done? Jaeger is learning meal time habits in his foster home – he’s learning to sit and wait while food is presented. Jaeger is an enthusiastic eater and likely needs a food bowl with a rubber bottom, as he loves to move the bowl around the entire kitchen while he eats up every bit of his food. Jaeger loves his snuggle time with his humans and he loves having his ears rubbed, but also enjoys his alone time. Jaeger is such a gentleman, he doesn't hoover at the table while you eat, he doesn't try to race you up or down stairs, he just wants a home full of love. If Jaeger sounds like he would be a good fit for your family, complete and adoption application and ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 6931

ADOPTED 05/17/2020!

Leona adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: White
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

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Leona has classic white GSD beauty, intelligence, spunk, loyalty, confidence and athleticism. Leona’s foster parents, and their friends and neighbors, have been big fans of this charming young lady since the day she came to her foster home. Given her traumatizing background, it is remarkable that Leona quickly bonds with her person and has a strong desire for human companionship. Leona has come a long way. Leona is social and friendly. On Halloween, Leona calmly greeted over 60 children and was sweet, even when the wolfman wanted to pet her. When visiting a Christmas village, she encountered many noisy children who wanted to approach her and she was just lovely. Leona receives an A+ for gentle behavior. Leona is good with dogs - she has been super friendly with all dogs she has encountered – big, happy, tail wags. If partnered with another dog, Leona wants to be #1 - she is very committed to being #1 and the center of attention - she wants all of the human’s attention and has no problem telling her person and anyone else around who will listen all about it. In social settings, Leona has been great. She calmly navigates the busy Rehoboth boardwalk like a champ. She has proven to be a confident shopper and has enjoyed many trips to hardware stores, pet stores, outdoor holiday stores, and has no issues in a pet-friendly outdoor restaurant. She even likes the vet. She receives praise and compliments often and her foster parents are thrilled that they can take her anywhere with them. Leona is not one who lacks confidence. Leona loves the car - just open any car door and she will be jump right in. Of course, the front passenger seat is where she really wants to be, but she will settle for the back as long as she is not left behind. Leona is pretty great on a leash. She can show off a nice “heel” even when on a long line. Especially when in a familiar area, she is attentive to her person and matches her pace to a casual walk, hike, jog, run, or sprint along a bicycle – thrilled to be outside. Leona is highly intelligent, an astute observer, and a fast learner - basic commands (sit, down, come, stay, etc.) are practiced daily and she is eager to earn praise (and chicken, of course). When introduced to basic agility challenges, she demonstrated natural talent and joy in the training process. Training with Leona is fun. Leona is not perfect, but who is? Would she be fine in a fenced-in yard? Well, if you mean that fences and gates are basic agility obstacles, then Leona will gladly demonstrate how joyful and easy for her to get right over them. Leona’s adopter will need to be fully committed to keeping her safe as she is still a high flight risk. Is Leona crate trained? That’s complicated. Leona can school crate engineers with her product testing skills. A standard crate is a definite NO. Confined spaces are just not her thing. She also knows how to unclip herself (at her collar/leash junction) and standard closing mechanisms (i.e. metal carabiners) pose no challenge either. Leona has not figured out how to open a padlock yet, but she has given it serious effort. Only a few things scare Leona, but she is stronger than she looks and fast, and her person needs to stay attentive. Leona respects boundaries and rules, but as any teenage girl, she is of the mindset that rules ought to be properly tested (how else would she know that her person really means them?). Leona can be headstrong, and spunk and wit are part of her charm. Consistency with her is key. Is she cool being alone at home? That has been work-in-progress. This social butterfly really wants to be with her person and did not start as a fan of the 8-hour workday. Her foster parents have gradually increased her independent time and she has done well. Leona will be best matched with a confident person with prior GSD experience, as well as experience with adult rescues and training, who would have her as a true companion and part of their active life, and a person invested in keeping her intellectually and physically challenged. In return, she will be a charming and loyal partner, ready to roll with any adventure. She has had a tough background as one of the GA 38 cohort, but she shows such incredible potential and her confidence is wonderful. She will give good days and bad days on the journey, but with patience and support, she will dedicate her life to her adoptive family. If Leona sounds like a good fit for your family, please ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 4750

ADOPTED 05/16/2020!

Gunner
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age: 11 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Gunner is a GSD/Belgian Malinois mix who came to us as a surrender as his human dad is ill and not able to care for him. Gunner is a young, high energy pup with lots of drive. He is not going to be a couch potato. He will require daily activity, exercising both the body and mind. Training with an experienced trainer is an absolute must. He will keep you on your toes, so you must be prepared to be one step ahead of him. He is a sponge right now, ready to soak up everything, be it good or bad. He is not well socialized with humans. Gunner has done well with his large breed foster fur-sibilings, but has not yet met any small dogs. You will need to have lots of time and a strong commitment to raising a well balanced, socialized and well mannered boy. Gunner requires someone with prior experience with high drive, high energy working line dogs.

Updates:

Dear people of the Mid-Atlantic area, this is MAGSR’s lovable house-wolf, Gunner. Okay, I am not a wolf, I just play one on TV. I am actually an ENORMOUS puppy. You should see my paws, humongous. I have been living the good life with my foster family. They have middle school aged kids and two other shepherds. I really like to play with my fellow dogs and I am not happy when they play right outside my crate and I cannot join in. I don’t mind being in the crate when other people are not around. I am in there all time right now, unless I am being walked, because I am not to be trusted yet. Or so they say. Like most Belgian Malinois, I am extremely smart and quite handsome. My foster sister cannot keep her paws off of me. I will require training from an experienced trainer and a household of people who are all capable of teaching me that I am not the boss. Otherwise, I will be happy to establish myself as the boss and that does not ever go well. (You should let me order as many pizzas as I want to, though). I like my resident children and will warm up to strangers after a careful introduction. I am driven to protect the ones that I love and I will require a lot of guidance to make good choices about how to conduct myself. That is why I can only be adopted by people with experience with dogs like me and I would not be a good fit for a family where one person is committed to training me and the other person wants a couch potato. Otherwise, when my leader is away I might be tempted to turn your couch into an origami potato. I very much like walks and I went for a hike near the Gun Powder River. I REALLY wanted to jump in and swim. I love balls and I caught a bird in my mouth while it was flying by. I dropped it when I was told to; but my foster mom said that it didn’t do the bird any favors. I would definitely like to live with a family that has other dogs and birds. But maybe your birds would not like me. I am housebroken and walk nicely on a leash when someone is consistent in requiring that I do so. My biggest challenge is that nobody ever taught me not to use my mouth as a tool on people. When my foster family tries to put a leash on me, I try to grab their hands and help. I do this too when they are adjusting my collar. They don’t like this at all but I think it is a fun game. It is important for me to be crated while collars and leashes are being put on me that way if I get too excited and start with my malligator routine the door gets shut and I have to settle down. Then they try again. I have not been snappy about food or toys in my foster home and don’t seem concerned about sharing a water bowl. But that is never a promise that I wouldn’t act differently elsewhere. If you are looking for a stunningly handsome puppy who is going to be quite large and even more handsome when I grow into my ears, then you should ask to meet me. Taking me to an experienced trainer is extremely important as are setting limits and following them 100% of the time. I am a very smart boy and if you show me a loophole in your rules, I will jump through it. But if you are consistent and positive in training me, we could live our best lives together. Seriously, I’m not kidding about the pizza.

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Gunner is doing great in his new foster home! Gunner is now attending weekly training classes to learn obedience and how to be a good canine friend. Gunner is a high drive GSD/Mal mix that needs consistent management by a very experienced handler. Gunner would do best being placed in a home with humans who have had prior Belgian Mal or high drive working GSD experience. Gunner has a lot of energy and needs a handler who will work with him every day to burn his energy. Gunner has great focus and ball drive – he’s extremely attentive to his handler. He’s even climbed a tree in his foster home. Gunner is so smart that he knows how to use his paws to grab someone’s ankles and stop them. Gunner has excellent working potential and would be well suited for a working position or a home situation that has the structure of a dog in a working position. If you have the necessary experience and can offer the perfect environment for what Gunner needs, please ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 6824

ADOPTED 03/27/2020!

Niner adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 55lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Niner was found as a stray and ended up in a shelter where she was not doing well with the stress of being there.  Luckily one of our wonderful foster families agreed to take her into their homes.  Niner is an estimated 1 year old German Shepherd. This gorgeous girl is a bit timid and anxious and still needs to build trust and confidence when meeting new people, but warms up very quickly.   She is very interested in other dogs and is getting along with the other two at her foster home just great.  Niner would benefit from a home where she can work on training and confidence building.   We are looking for an adopter that can help channel her energy and help her become the wonderful dog we know she can be!

Niner is doing very well in her foster home. She’s very energetic and playful. Niner loves her chew toys, but doesn’t chew on anything she’s not supposed to. Niner is also very affectionate and likes to be with her humans all the time. She loves to cuddle up, and thinks at times that she is a lap dog. She really loves belly rubs. If Niner sounds like a good fit for your home, ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 6838

ADOPTED 03/16/2020!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 3 years 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 94 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Theo's family has gone through some changes in their lives that do not afford them enough time to meet Theo's needs.  He is a friendly boy and is taking the changes in stride.  Theo lived with cats and young children in his previous home.  He has a lot of energy and enjoys playing frisbee for hours.  He will require a family that will provide daily exercise to help keep his energy in check.  Training is a great way to exercise the mind, which also helps with taming some energy.  He is a large boy, so it is imperative that you work with him on his leash manners, as he could easily pull someone down. 

Updates:

Theo is a large boy who will definitely need training in his future.  He knows sit, down, touch and can heel, however, he usually only follows the commands when he absolutely has to.  He's a boisterous boy, who will run and jump up on you to say "Hi!", we're working on letting him know that isn't the way to greet new friends!  He does love his squeaky ball and frisbee and will chase them for hours, when not following you around the yard.  Theo needs a family to spend time burning some of his energy, and training will help with it too.  Theo is a sweet boy who is very affectionate, leaning on his human for love and attention, and takes treats gently.  Theo rides well in the car, is crate trained, housebroken and is good with other dogs and cats.  Do you think your family has room in your home for Theo?  Ask to meet him, you won't be disappointed!

MAGSR ID: 6620

ADOPTED 03/08/2020!

Tasha adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 6 months
Color: Red & Black
Current Size: 89 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Tasha found herself in a shelter for reasons unknown by us.  She is a friendly girl, enjoys spending time with her people, going for walks/runs and lots of play time.  She would benefit greatly from training to teach her good manners, proper leash skills and to help create the bond with her family. Ask to meet beautiful, sweet Tasha.

MAGSR ID: 2889

ADOPTED 03/08/2020!

Grace adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Grace came to us from a shelter we have no history on her.  Since arriving in our care she has been friendly, she rides well in the car and did well at her vet visit.  She previously lived wth another GSD.  She of course needs training, which help her learn good behavior and manners.  Grace is heartworm positive, this could have been avoided had she been kept on monthly heartworm preventatives.  Grace is in the beginning stages of her heartworm treatment, which of course MAGSR is paying for her entire treatment.  She will have to take it slow for the next few months while undergoes treatment, so lots of rest is in order.

Updates:

Grace has completed her heartworm treatment and is now heartworm free. Once Grace bonds with her human and gets comfortable, she becomes protective of 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. Grace will not meet families with children under the age of 16. Grace is very excited to be able to run and play just like any other dog once again. Now she’s even more interested in finding her forever home and family to share her love with. Could that be your family?

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Miss Grace is just as beautiful, sweet, bouncy, and eager-to-please a dog as you could ask to meet. She’s doing wonderfully in her foster home, crates beautifully, does great out and about in the car and in public places, loves her foster siblings, and bonds tightly to her person. She’s been going to training just about every Saturday for months and has developed very nice obedience – she knows her basic commands, and she is great at staying where she’s been put in a sit or a down and won’t move – well except for her tail which is pretty much always wagging! Grace is protective of her space with people she doesn’t know, and needs consistent handling and proper introductions, but once she warms up to someone, Grace’s wonderfully upbeat and happy personality shines right through – with her bushy happy tail “always on!” Please ask to learn more about Grace if you think she might be a good match for your family.

MAGSR ID: 3370

ADOPTED 03/07/2020!

Whiskey adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Whiskey was surrendered to us as her family is moving.   Her owner has told us Whiskey  will bark at other dogs, but after introductions she is fine.  She did attend doggy daycare where she interacted with other dogs.  Her only experiences with children are when children visited the home and when out on walks etc...  We are told she did well with children and adults of all ages.  She is young, so she does have the energy of a puppy.  Lots of exercise, playtime and training will be needed to help deal with the energy.  As the saying goes, a good dog is a tired dog, that means exercising both their bodies and mind.  She has a lot to learn as she continues to develop, so training is imperative.

MAGSR ID: 6701

ADOPTED 03/07/2020!

Lulu adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 78 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Lulu was surrendered to a shelter by the breeder.  They state they will no longer be breeding.  Lulu has been a breeding dog, but her days of being bred are now over.  She will now be able to enjoy life as a family pet and not used for profit.  Lulu is a little shy, but comes around quickly and is easily handled. She will need to learn all about living in a home with loving and caring family.  She is ready to move on and enjoy a new life, please ask to meet her.

Updates:

The shepherd lean is strong with Lulu!  She's a calm, gentle soul who is seems particular about her female friends, when it comes to Huan. She came in with Huan, and there must be some history there, as those girls do not get along! She seems fine with male dogs, paying them little attention on her kennel walks. Once she's used to you, she gives you the benefit of her warm lean for love and attention.  She's a real sweetheart, offering kisses to her handler in exchange for neck scratches. She jumps in the back of the car readily and rides well. While she walks well on a leash, she will need training, which will help her bond with her new family.  Would you like to be the one to receive the kisses and leans for attention?  Ask to come see Lulu! 

MAGSR ID: 6631

ADOPTED 03/07/2020!

Huan adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Huan (pronounced Kuam) was surrendered to a shelter by the breeder.  They state they will no longer be breeding.  Huan has been a breeding dog, but her days of being bred are now over.  She will now be able to enjoy life as a family pet and not used for profit.  With the recent changes in her life she is a little timid at first, but has been easy to handle.  Huan will need to learn about living in a home and being apart of a loving, caring family.  This beautiful girl is ready to move on, please ask to meet her.

Updates:

The first few days of Huan in her foster home are going well. She loves to go for walks, and is very easy to walk. When her humans are watching tv, Huan likes laying on her doggy bed. She's very friendly, laid back, and listens to what her humans tell her. At night time, she sleeps either on the doggy bed or in the open crate, and switches back and forth. When she sees her human, or something or someone she likes, she wags her tail and her whole back end wiggles with it - she's got a wiggle butt. She is house broken. Stay tuned for more updates on Huan and ask to meet her if you think she may be the one for you.

MAGSR ID: 6630

ADOPTED 03/06/2020!

Lola adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Lola was surrendered to us as her family is going through some life changes.  Lola lived in her previous home with another dog and children ages 3 and 13.  We are told she got along with them.  She is young, so she does have the energy of a puppy.  Lots of exercise, playtime and training will be needed to help deal with the energy.  As the saying goes, a good dog is a tired dog, that means exercising both their bodies and mind.  She has a lot to learn as she continues to develop, so training is imperative.  Watch for updates from her foster family.

 

MAGSR ID: 6700

ADOPTED 03/01/2020!

Regis adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 9 months
Color: Fawn & Black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

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

 

Updates:

HI!  My name is Regis and I LOVE BELLY RUBS!  When people come over and start petting me, I roll right over to get some belly rubs!  I love to make my rounds to all the volunteers when us dogs are being walked at the kennel to get my share of attention and belly rubs.  But that's not my only super power - I walk well on a leash (they say I have a good 'heel', but I didn't know dogs had heels?) and tend to sit when my walker stops.  I can sit, down, am working on stay, and I jump right in the car for a ride.  It's fun to bark at the passing cars while riding, but I settle down when I'm told to and become a great riding companion!  I'm a good boy with the vet, even when I'm not feeling so hot.  They say I'm probably house trained, but I don't remember training any houses.  They tell me how sweet I am and I love playing with other pups!  I do have a little bit of a problem with fast hand movements, I get frightened and bark at them, but we're working on that too.  I have tons of energy, and would love to try something like agility or nose work - they also say I have a great sniffer!  I would just love to have a family of my own to love and cuddle with, could that family be yours?

MAGSR ID: 6114

ADOPTED 02/29/2020!

Kadi adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 9 months
Color: Bi-color
Current Size: 67 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Kadi was surrendered to a shelter by the breeder.  They state they will no longer be breeding.  Kadi will now be able to enjoy life as a family pet and not used for profit.  Sweet Kadi is so unsure of what is going on, she is somewhat nervous and shy.  A slow approach and given a little time she becomes more at ease.  Kadi should blossom in a home, with a loving family.  Training, structure and guidance will help her build confidence.  

MAGSR ID: 6632

ADOPTED 02/26/2020!

Ace
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Ace made his way to us from a shelter where he was a stray, for this reason we have no history for him.  As he has just arrived in our care we are getting to know him better.  Currently he seems somewhat unsettled, so we are giving him time to settle in.  If you are looking for a high energy boy, that would probably be a good running, walking, hiking partner then Ace is your boy.  He will need a lot of structure, guidance, and direction from his new family.  Training is an absolute must, this will help you get to know each other better and build a trusting relationship. 

MAGSR ID: 6615

ADOPTED 02/23/2020!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Buzz came to us after his person passed away and he ended up in a shelter. He lived with 3 other dogs and enjoys the company of other dogs.  He is underweight and needs to gain about 15 lbs., nothing that good nutrition and regular meals won't fix.  He can be a little skittish when first meeting new people, but in no time at all he will be smothering  you with kisses and love.  Training and structure will help him build his confidence and teach him good manners.  He has obviously never spent time on a leash, so he is learning some leash skills. He currently has some hair loss and a skin infection that is being treated, but he doesn't take away from how handsome he is.

Updates:

When Buzz entered into his foster home, it was very apparent that prior to his arrival at MAGSR he had not experienced the life, luxuries, or kindness that he clearly deserves. His body told the story of limited food, health care, and experience within a loving household. Although having clearly survived some challenging circumstances, Buzz walked into his foster home with a happy-go-lucky attitude. He has an overall enthusiasm and curiosity for what life has to offer. With so much to learn and so many new experiences to partake in, Buzz has been very busy over the last few months. 

He started with the basics, crate training and housebreaking, which he has mastered at this time. He loves to be outside and knows that this is where his "business" needs to be handled. Then, it was onto pack introductions with the resident senior dogs. Buzz loves the company of other dogs but needed to learn that senior dogs are not always as playful as younger pups. Having learned what is and is not tolerated by the resident dogs, Buzz seems to have found a good balance within his foster pack and does well with a few reminders from his fur siblings from time to time. More recently, Buzz has started a regular regiment of daily training. He is highly food motivated and seems to be excelling with sit, down, wait, watch, and come. As he masters these commands, he will be ready to learn additional commands particularly, if food is involved. In his free time, Buzz has been learning that tough toys and bones are great to play with, that a daily run and a long walk or two helps him burn energy, and that head rubs really are the best type of affection. 

Buzz is an amazing pup and will be a great match for an experienced household. Although he is not aggressive with children, he does not realize that his size and energy can be too much for little people. He would be better suited for a home without children; this will allow him to further develop into a good canine citizen without the distraction of little people. If Buzz sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today. 

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Hello!  I’m Buzz and I’ve been told that you want to hear about my latest adventures. I love exploring new places and learning new things. Attending training classes with my foster mom has been great. This week, the trainer gave me compliments for being patient and calm around other dogs and people and a positive role model in class. That made my foster mom proud. We’ve been practicing every day. I’ve been told that I am excellent with environmental distractions. I’m a teenage pup with occasional mischief and testing, but I’m well on the way to becoming a canine gentleman. I’m a fan of car rides, especially when they take me to fun new places, and I insist on going everywhere with my humans. Hardware stores are cool, farmers markets are easy, meeting people on our walks is fun, parks for hiking are the best. Pet stores? Well, I don’t know how they expect any shepherd to stay calm around all the exciting food, treats and toys. I like food – A LOT!  Food puzzles and food-filled chew toys make my day. Frozen food treats are amazing on a hot afternoon. Meal time is the biggest event of every day and I am learning a bit more focus with each dish. Sometimes, I like to test what delicious things may be around me. They say that it’s good to stop and smell the flowers. My preference is to stop and eat the flowers, but I am learning that that’s not a good way to earn praise. The neighbor’s horse is my new friend and I enjoy meeting all the neighbors. A few of them are my buddies now and I give them kisses. Being the center of attention is great, but I think I miss having other dogs to play with. My foster mom started calling me Love Buzz because I like to snuggle and I don’t leave her side. I’ve been trying to convince her that there is absolutely no issue with an 80 lb. lap dog. She’s not convinced yet, but I will keep trying. While I wait for my fur-ever home, I will continue to soak in my adventures and have a good time. Let MAGSR know if you would like to meet me.

MAGSR ID: 6616

ADOPTED 02/23/2020!

Milla adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 53 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

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My foster mom and dad told me that it’s time for me to do some bragging. I’m not entirely sure what that means but I’m going to give it a try. A couple of weeks ago, a MAGSR volunteer told me I was a lucky girl because I was heading into a foster home. I wasn’t so sure that that sounded like a good idea but, wow was I wrong. My foster family has furry siblings of the big and small variety. The kitties are incredibly bossy but, I know they just want to make sure I understand the rules. I absolutely love the dogs in the household. They make me feel confident and are teaching me the ropes. My favorite dog in the house has even started teaching me how to play! Who knew that living in a home could be so much fun? I’m told that I am crate trained at this point and that I am making huge progress with this thing called housebreaking. It took me a few weeks to get the hang of the living in a household; however, I’m a pro at the stairs at this point and I’m getting really good at going in and out of doors. Most household sounds are becoming second nature with fewer and fewer things causing me to jump. Although I am still getting a little nervous in the neighborhood, especially when kids are running around, my foster family says I am doing really well. I tend to stay really close to my handler and only pull when I have a small freak out. They tell me that typically those things happen when new items or unknown people are encountered. There are just so many new things to adjust to. My foster family says that all my progress means that it’s time to start learning some commands. I’m not sure what that entails, but I let you know how it goes. 

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Over the last few months, Milla has continued to reveal more of her goofy, playful, and inquisitive personality to her foster family. Milla wakes up most mornings ready to head out on a walk and bounce around with her foster fur siblings. She knows how to heel and sit, but is often so excited when the neighborhood is quiet that she needs a few reminders. Milla typically spends a few hours a day bopping about the house, playing with toys, and following her foster mom around. Although Milla enjoys being busy, she does know how to chill out. Actively seeking out the most comfortable places in the house, Milla loves to lounge on the couch or in a bed. Surprise sounds and quick movements continue to startle Milla, but she is recovering quicker with her foster family. Although she hides her playful personality from strangers, Milla is a fun-filled pup once she is comfortable. Due to her history, accepting new people and finding comfort in their presence is a slow process for Milla. She will require a family that is patient, structured, and calm. This environment will help Milla adjust to her new surroundings over time. If Milla sounds like the right dog for your family, please inquire about her today. 

MAGSR ID: 4755

ADOPTED 02/23/2020!

Missy adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 6 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Missy came to us after her person passed away and she ended up in a shelter. She lived with 3 other dogs and enjoys the company of other dogs.  She can be a little skittish when first meeting new people, but with time she warms up.  Training and structure will help her build her confidence and teach her good manners.  She has obviously never spent time on a leash, so she is learning some leash skills.

Updates:

Missy is settling in nicely in her foster home after a little more than a week. Missy is a very sweet dog. She's a little skittish with new people, but once she bonds with her human, she will follow them around the house, and listens very well. Missy is crate trained and seems to be house broken. She's easy to walk other than doing circles at times, but working with her can correct that. When she's left alone, she will sometimes howl. Stay tuned for more updates coming later on this beautiful girl.

MAGSR ID: 6618

ADOPTED 02/17/2020!

Chase adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 51 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Chase made his way to us from a shelter where he ended up as a stray, for this reason we do not have a history for him.  Since arriving in our he has been a happy, friendly, loving boy.  He is young and playful, with puppy energy.  Training is very important for not only Chase to learn good manners, but to also help create a bond.  Please be sure you have the time, energy and commitment it takes to raise a well balanced and social dog.  

Updates:

Chase has been doing extremely well in his foster home, he appears to be house broken as he has not had any "accidents" although we keep close watch on him and provide scheduled (and guided) potty breaks.  He has taken to his crate well and whimpers a bit when first put in for the night but settles down.  It appears he has never been in a home with stairs as he was uncertain & scared when confronted with them but he got over that quickly.  He craves attention and falls in your lap if you sit on the floor.  We've started basic obedience training and he is eager to engage during his lessons.  He gets along well with our resident GSD and he loves playing with her but we're not sure about cats (I've not seen much of a prey drive in him either).  He's going to make a great family pet.  

MAGSR ID: 6617

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