Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

Cooper

ADOPTED 09/25/2023!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55
Ideal/Potential Size: 65
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
Altered: Yes

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

Joyful Cooper has been moved about a few times in his young life. However, he was lucky that the right people stepped in and recognized that a young, social guy like him would thrive in a household that had the time and energy to work with him. So, they brought Cooper to a local shelter where staff members fell in love with this interactive guy. Although Cooper easily won over the hearts of the shelter team, they recognized that he would be most successful if he found placement through a rescue. When we heard about Cooper's need for placement, we immediately welcomed him to the MAGSR family. 

Cooper is an interactive and social boy. He clearly has had the opportunity to interact with others throughout his puppyhood. Although Cooper definitely has a great start, continued socialization is imperative to his success as an adult. Typical of most young GSDs, Cooper has a lot of energy. It will be essential that Cooper's family exercise his body and his mind on a daily basis. This will help him maintain a stable and confident mindset. Although Cooper is still very young, he has already begun to learn some basic commands. His intelligence, willingness to please, and his food motivation makes him a great student. Cooper will excel in training class. Training will not only help Cooper develop a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen that we know that he is destined to be. Cooper is looking for a loving and active household who will love him for a lifetime. Could this be with you?

Updates:

Cooper has been with us for a little over a week, and he is already running with ur pack of two GSDs, Nala and Vader.  He clearly looks up to Vader, and he desperately wants to win over Nala (who is not as friendly as Vader!).  He hasd had no issues socializing with Nala and Vader, and he would play with Vader 24/7 if Vader would relent and do so.  He has boundless energy, but he is, thankfully, good at entertaining himself.  He enjoys chewing all shapes, sizes, and types of bones and tugging on the tuffy toy rings.  He is starved for love and comes by regularly for pets and snuggles when we are sitting on the couch.

Cooper came to us after a few weeks of formal training, and he knows and understands his commands.  Temptation sometimes get the best of him, but he gets back in line easily when he is corrected. He is housebroken and can tell you when he needs to go out (he paces in a circle or scratches the door), and he sleeps in our mudroom at night (gated in) with no barking or other issues.  He walks fairly well on the leash.  He is occasionally reactive to another dog, but it is clearly fear rather than aggression. He is a voracious eater, which is good news because he needs to gain some weight! 

The original description uses the best word we can think of for Cooper – he is joyful.  Despite his rough start in life, he is a happy, easygoing, loving, playful dog. Any family would be lucky to have Cooper.

MAGSR ID: 11193

Stryker

ADOPTED 09/24/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 9 months
Color: Black and Brown
Current Size: 41lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 45lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

‘Social Stryker” is just strutn’ his stuff as a happy, 9 month old GSD mix! This young fella was an owner-surrender to the shelter because his previous owners didn’t understand the puppy energy of a seriously happy, GSD mix. Since he is absolutely full of life, happy to meet people, ‘Social Stryer’ has put in an application to be the ambassador of the GSD-mix at a store (probably Walmart) near you! As with any eager, happy go-lucky puppy, he’s unaware of his surroundings and his jovial demeanor can sometimes be overwhelming if not properly contained and trained.  

‘Social Stryer’ is eager to find the right FUR-ever family, and would really thrive in an environment where he is provided the basic necessities of a growing puppy -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.  

If ‘Social Stryer’ sounds like the happy hours, days and weeks you would like to emBARK upon, please ask to add her to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 12978

Zara

ADOPTED 09/21/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 40 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Zara and her buddy, Zappa, were dumped by a pet store in the south. Although it was evident that both dogs were sweet, they needed immediate help if they were going to survive. Fortunately, another rescue stepped forward to get the pups off the street and into safe homes while shelters were contacted and a stray hold began. Although they worked with local groups to try to find Zara and Zappa a safe place to go, with overcrowding at unprecedented numbers, once again these babies needed someone to step in. When asked if MAGSR could help both Zara and Zappa move forward safely, our team immediately began working to put a plan in place in order to welcome them to the family. 

Although they have been abandoned, left to survive on their own, and treated cruelly by some people in the neighborhood where they were dumped, both Zara and Zappa remain sweet pups. They enjoy the company of their people and other animals. Having had the luck of living in foster homes while waiting to move up to MAGSR, these babies have already begun to learn the ins and outs of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, they will need some time to adjust to the routines and expectations of their forever families. In order to provide Zara and Zappa with a solid foundation, it is critical that their families begin training. Training will not only help these babies develop a strong and healthy bond with their forever families, but it will also help them grow into stable and confident adults. 

Although Zara and Zappa are absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, routine, and training these babies will grow into well-rounded adults. If Zara or Zappa sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet them today!

MAGSR ID: 13571

Zappa

ADOPTED 09/17/2023!

Zappa is HOME!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Zappa and his buddy, Zara, were dumped by a pet store in the south. Although it was evident that both dogs were sweet, they needed immediate help if they were going to survive. Fortunately, another rescue stepped forward to get the pups off the street and into safe homes while shelters were contacted and a stray hold began. Although they worked with local groups to try to find Zappa and Zara a safe place to go, with overcrowding at unprecedented numbers, once again these babies needed someone to step in. When asked if MAGSR could help both Zappa and Zara move forward safely, our team immediately began working to put a plan in place in order to welcome them to the family. 

Although they have been abandoned, left to survive on their own, and treated cruelly by some people in the neighborhood where they were dumped, both Zappa and Zara remain sweet pups. They enjoy the company of their people and other animals. Having had the luck of living in foster homes while waiting to move up to MAGSR, these babies have already begun to learn the ins and outs of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, they will need some time to adjust to the routines and expectations of their forever families. In order to provide Zappa and Zara with a solid foundation, it is critical that their families begin training. Training will not only help these babies develop a strong and healthy bond with their forever families, but it will also help them grow into stable and confident adults. 

Although Zappa and Zara are absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, routine, and training these babies will grow into well-rounded adults. If Zappa or Zara sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet them today!

 

MAGSR ID: 13570

Murphy

ADOPTED 09/16/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 1 week
Color: White
Current Size: 77 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 77 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Marvelous Murphy was adored by his family. They made sure he had everything he needed. Although they loved him dearly, due to circumstances beyond their control, they were unable to continue to provide for this incredible boy. Recognizing that Murphy deserved an amazing forever family, they asked MAGSR to welcome Murphy to the family so that we could find the right match. We were honored by their request, and were happy to welcome Murphy to MAGSR. 

Murphy is a social and intelligent guy. As is true of all shepherds he has some good energy and is most successful when he has daily exercise. He thrives when given structure, routine, and leadership. Having lived in a home since he was a young pup, Murphy understands many of the ins and out of living in a home. A snuggler at heart, Murphy is hoping his family also enjoys cuddles. He is housebroken, crate trained, and understands rules and boundaries. Although Murphy already knows a lot about living in a home, it will take him some time to adjust to his forever home. However, given patience and clear routines, we are sure he will adjust well. True to the breed, Murphy can be protective of his people, however, with consistent boundaries and expectations he does well. Continued training will go a long way with this guy. Murphy is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime, could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 12911

Kirby

ADOPTED 09/16/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: Cream
Current Size: 69 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Kirby is a gorgeous, light colored young and healthy GSD who did very well in his previous home.  We know a little about Kirby, as he was an owner-surrender due to COVID hitting this family particularly hard and unavoidable changes in the household.  For Kirby’s former family, this was an incredibly heartbreaking and difficult decision to make, but they knew they weren’t able to provide the life Kirby once knew and deserved.  They wanted to do what is best for him and brought Kirby to us. Unfortunately, all of this commotion has left poor Kirby very confused, and as a result, he is reserved and unsure.  

Young Kirby will need some extra time decompressing as he realizes that he is truly loved and the right family is near.  He would thrive in a home with a person or family who is familiar or is eager to teach him the ways of being a good GSD; structure, boundaries, routines, consistency and love.

Kirby would be eternally grateful for the rescue, love and structure. In return, your face will be adorned with mostly sloppy kisses and a shadow in the shape of a handsome GSD. If this sounds like the perfect companion to your household, then ask to meet Kirby today!

Updates:

Kirby is acclimating well to his foster home! He is enjoying spending time with his two spotted foster sisters.  He is crate trained, housebroken and knows how to sit.  Kirby really enjoys kisses, snuggles, chewing Nylabones and playing with balls! Kirby is a giant puppy at just over a year old, he doesn’t realize he is almost 70 pounds. He is working on leash walking and respecting personal space.  He has a friendly, outgoing personality and wants to please people. He loves treats of all kinds and takes them really nicely.  I’m sure he would like another furry sibling to play with in his forever home. 

Kirby is enjoying his foster home as well as all dogs of all sizes!  He loves to run and play in the fenced yard.  Favorite toys are Nylabones and Kong toys, as well as tough dog safe balls. Kirby is working on exploring new environments and has done well going out on some adventures. His perfect new furever home would have a fur sibling or two for him to play with, lots of fun toys, and someone to give him love and kisses.  Come and meet this handsome young man! 

MAGSR ID: 12614

Serena

ADOPTED 09/11/2023!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 10 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

The Kentucky Six - Diego, Champ, Serena, Peanut, Evie, and Yogi - are cruelty and neglect survivors. Living in inhumane conditions, starved, and used as breeding stock, the Kentucky Six managed to make it off the property alive when the right people heard about their conditions and got the authorities involved. All six dogs were confiscated and brought to a shelter where they waited for the chance to find kind and loving families of their very own. Although shelter staff worked hard to make sure that all six dogs began getting the care and attention they deserved, they recognized that with shelters at capacity and adoptions limited, these six precious souls may not have the chance to find their forever families. They began working with local groups and started networking the dogs in hopes that rescue placement would be found. Fortunately, their message made its way to MAGSR. Our incredible team knew that this group of dogs was very special, so we began putting plans in place to welcome the Kentucky Six to the MAGSR family. 

Although Serena's life was filled with endless challenges and suffering prior to her confiscation, she remains loving, affectionate, and energetic. With a sweet and bouncy personality, Serena does well with a calm and confident handler. Having been starved, Serean is still learning that regular meals and kindness will now be part of her daily routine. She can be a little over excited with food and is learning to take it gently. Although she has endured a lot of suffering in her short life, Serena's demeanor remains outgoing and lovable. Sometimes we are simply astonished by the resilience of dogs that have been through so much trauma but are still friendly and interactive.  As is true of all shepherds, Serena will thrive when provided with structure, routine, and leadership. In many ways she is still in the beginning stages of her new life. She will need time to adjust to new people, environments, and expectations. However, given patience and opportunities to learn, we are sure that Serena will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Serena has had much experience living in a household. Clear rules and boundaries will help her settle into her new home. Training will also go a long way for this lovely lady. Not only will training help Serena develop a strong, healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that all of the Kentucky Six are heartworm positive. This could have easily been avoided with a monthly heartworm preventative. Serena's treatment has begun. However, she will need a few months to complete the entirety of her treatment. Although heartworm treatment is expensive, MAGSR will cover the entire cost of Serena's medical treatment. Please consider donating to Serena's care as it will not only help her continue to move forward, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs with medical needs. Serena is looking for a forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. If this lovable girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!
 

Updates:

Today marks week 2 with Serena. 

She is adjusting very well to house life and it seems like she’s enjoying it. 

This week we let her off leash in the house and the back yard which has helped her get used to the house even more. She is a Velcro dog, so she’s usually right where I am anyway. 

We have had no accidents this week! She is also understanding her crate is her space. She goes in there during the day sometimes to nap and takes toys in there. 

We introduced some inside toys this week and she was a huge fan. She does eat toys that are more like stuffed animals. More heavy duty German shepherd toys are recommended for her. 

We took her to a pool yesterday and it didn’t seem like she was a big fan. I think she’s just cautious when experiencing new things. She did swim a bit. I’ll send a few pictures of that in a separate email. 

She seems to prefer being inside the house. She loves to play wrestle, chase and be chased with her foster brother murphy. All games that are better to be played outside but since she prefers the inside we have been playing them inside more than last week. 

She is a very sweet and cuddly girl. She loves pets, giving doggie hugs, giving bear hugs and kisses. 

We have discovered windows and mirrors and we are big fans. 

She is good with sit, down and paw. She does then great when she knows we are training but sometimes when alot is going in or she excited, it takes a few times to get those commands still. 

We also had a teeth brushing this week. She was a trooper. She’s got some brown stuff on some back teeth and I scrubbed it but it’s still there. We’ll keep working on the teeth brushing. I also gave her a minty which is an off brand greenie for teeth cleaning. 

She’s a morning dog. Likes to wake up early and then is ready for a nap around 10 am. She also gets more energy during the evenings and then is ready to sleep around 9 pm. 

 

We took her to Dog Days in the Park and she did really well meeting people and even some dogs that came up to her. There were many little children saying hi to her as well and she did very well with them as well.

We took Serena to my grandmothers on the bay for a party. She was indifferent to the sand but enjoyed walking in the water. She didn’t want to swim or fetch in the water but walking around was just fine. She was very well behaved and polite meeting all the guests. 

Serena gets very excited when we get her “dressed” to leave the house with her leash. 

Yesterday we took her over a friends house where she played very well with their small dog. She also met turkeys but the turkeys were caged - very exciting anyway. 

She is doing well with “come” and her name. 

Everyone that meets her instantly falls in love with her. She is the sweetest, most lovable girl ever. In the morning she will walk up to my side of the bed and rest her head on me for morning head snuggles. It is the cutest. 

She was helping me pull some weeds in the garden this week and we discovered she likes tomatoes. I have caught her several times laying in a shady part of the garden just eating tomatoes off the vine. She is also a fan of apples and she loves carrots. I usually give her a carrot in her crate if I need to go to the store and she’s very happy. 

She gets zoomies in the morning and evening. She is fast as lightening racing around the backyard. 

Her go to sound for communication is whining. She won’t bark at you but she’ll whine if she needs something. 

 

MAGSR ID: 13123

Sandy

ADOPTED 09/09/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 12 months
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Gentle Sandy was picked up as a stray and brought to a busy shelter in the south. Upon intake it was highly apparent that something was not right. Sandy was struggling to stand up and was clearly in pain on his right back leg. Recognizing that this guy needed help, shelter staff had Sandy evaluated by a vet who diagnosed Sandy with a right femoral fracture. Although they began providing this sweet guy with pain medication, the shelter did not have the resources to surgically repair Sandy's leg. With limited options available, Sandy was placed on the list for euthanasia. At the same time, a rescue plea was sent out to see if someone could help Sandy move forward. MAGSR answered that call with the help of a few incredible people. Together we were able to pull Sandy from the shelter just before he ran out of time. 

Sandy is a friendly, social, and affectionate guy. Although we know he is in a lot of pain, he continues to bring joy to those around him and seek out affection. Known to have a gentle and dainty play style, Sandy enjoys the company of other dogs. However, he will be on restriction while he heals. We do not know much about Sandy's past, but we do know that his future is bright. Currently, Sandy is living with one of our amazing vetting partners in the south. Having arrived with a severe whipworm infestation, an upper respiratory infection, and a fractured femur, Sandy's vet's are working hard to make sure he has everything he needs to move forward comfortably. Every day Sandy gets a little stronger. His surgical repair is scheduled and we are hoping that he breezes through recovery. Sandy will need a little time to heal; however, he will be looking for his forever family soon. If Sandy sounds like the right match for your household, ask about him today!

Updates:

Over the last two months Sandy has made huge strides. This handsome guy has a lot of personality in a fluffy package. Intelligent, energetic, and charismatic, Sandy has easily won over the hearts of everyone he has met. With an incredible vetting team supporting him every step of the way, Sandy has healed nicely and is ready to find his forever home. As his medical needs have been addressed, Sandy moved in with a foster family who is helping him learn the ins and outs of living in a home. He is already crate trained and is very close to being house broken. With an endless love for treats, Sandy is happy to learn new skills and enjoys his rewards. 

Having discovered that people can be kind and affectionate, Sandy loves to snuggle up to his people for a nice chin scratch and a belly rub. In many ways, this goofy guy thinks he is a lap dog and should be touching his people most of the time. With an unending love of toys, Sandy is happy to play with someone or entertain himself. Plush toys, squeaky toys, tough toys, and a jolly ball are all exciting options when it comes to playtime. Sandy is also a big fan of deer antlers and elk horns. He will happily chew on them for hours. Sandy is looking for an active family that loves to play. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Happy-go-lucky Sandy is one of the most joyful boys his foster family has ever met. He wakes up with a smile every day and stays that way until he goes to bed at night. This incredible guy must have been created to share happiness with everyone he meets. He certainly is good at his job. 

Sandy met one of our incredible training partners a little over a month ago. His enthusiasm for life immediately captured their hearts. So, to help him on his journey, they offered to train Sandy for MAGSR. This lucky guy spent four weeks at a board and train program learning all the basics - sit, down, place, heel, etc. No surprise, Sandy enjoyed every minute of his stay and has come back to his foster family with several new skills. Having participated in a training program that would typically cost $3,000, Sandy is a lucky guy. His forever family will also benefit from lifetime support with his trainer. As Sandy settles back into his foster home, he is practicing his new skills daily. Daily exercise for Sandy's mind and body are critical to his success. Once exercised, Sandy loves to snuggle in for some cuddles. This incredible guy can't wait to find his forever family. Could that be with you?

Although Sandy will need to review basic training with his forever family, he comes with a lifetime of training support from his team. 

MAGSR ID: 12944

Lassie

ADOPTED 09/08/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 8 years 5 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only
DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Lassie was originally purchased from a breeder in the south with the intention of potentially breeding her. However, as time passed, her family decided that this was too much for them. Unfortunately, with busy schedules and other things to attend to, Lassie was too often left without the attention and care she deserved too. Luckily, one member of the family adored this lovely girl and kept an eye on her. She made sure to visit and work with Lassie as often as possible. Although she loved Lassie, she knew that this such a special girl deserved so much more. When she reached out to MAGSR for help, we immediately started working with our team to welcome Lassie to the family. 

Lassie is a stunning lady. Having been brought up around people of all ages, she is good with a variety of people. However, due to a lack of socialization it can take her a little time to warm up to new people. Once comfortable she is affectionate and playful. Lassie really enjoys playing with kids. Although Lassie is good with large dogs, she is not a big fan of cats or small dogs. Having lived in a home, Lassie already knows many of the ins and outs of living with a family. She is crate trained and housebroken. However, as is true of any new dog, Lassie will need time to adjust to the structure and routines of her forever home. Food motivated, Lassie is excited to start training and is planning on being the star of the class. Training is critical as it will not only provide her with the opportunity to develop a healthy bond with her new family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Lassie is looking for a forever family that will enjoy her playful personality and affectionate mannerisms. Could that family be with you?

MAGSR ID: 12001

Jasmine

ADOPTED 09/03/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 11 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: large
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

Sweet Jasmine was absolutely adored by her family. They had put forth plans to ensure that she met with success. However, due to a sudden, unexpected change in their lives, they were no longer able to continue to care for Jasmine. Knowing that this little bundle of joy deserved every opportunity to move forward with love and stability, they made the difficult decision to surrender her. MAGSR promised Jasmine's family that we would find her an amazing family that would love her for a lifetime. 

Jasmine is a playful, interactive, and joyful puppy. It is beyond evident that her family did everything they could to make sure she was well socialized. She enjoys the company of people and animals. Having lived in a loving and committed household, Jasmine has also already begun to learn the ins and outs of living in a home. Although she is doing an incredible job, some grace will be needed as she adjusts to the rules and routines of her new family. As Jasmine moves forward, it is critical that her forever family takes her to training. Not only will training help Jasmine develop a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her grow into a stable and confident adult shepherd. 

Although Jasmine is an absolute doll, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, training, and patience, we know that Jasmine will develop into an amazing adult shepherd. If this girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 13542

Major

ADOPTED 08/30/2023!

Major with his new family!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Needs Work
Altered: Yes

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

Major was surrendered to the rescue when his family could no longer provide him with the time, attention, and care that they knew he deserved. Recognizing that Major would thrive in a household that could meet the needs of a young shepherd, they surrendered him to our care. We promised that we would find Major the perfect match so that he could move forward. 

Major is a stunning and intelligent guy. Young, playful, and energetic, he is looking for a family that will help him meet with success. Major's family will need to provide him with daily exercise for both his mind and his body. This will help him burn some of his puppy-like energy as well as help him use his mind productively. As is true of all shepherds, Major is looking for a forever family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that he needs to thrive. Training will go a long way with this boy. Not only will training help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him grow into a stable and confident adult. Having spent most of his life living outside, Major's new family will have to teach him what it is to live in a home. He is housebroken and we are working on crate training However, as is true of any new dog, he will need time to adjust to the rules and expectations of his forever family. Major is looking for a forever family that will commit to him for a lifetime. If this amazing guy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.

MAGSR ID: 13283

Rainbow

ADOPTED 08/12/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 9 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 69 pounds
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 pounds
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Sweet Rainbow was living on the streets in the south caring for a litter of puppies. Although she was doing everything she needed to keep her babies safe and loved, people can be very unkind and this family needed help. Animal control was contacted; the entire family was brought into their care. When they were old enough, Rainbow's family was listed as available for adoption. All of her pups found forever homes, but this sweet girl was left behind. Unfortunately, this happens far too often placing moms in danger of euthanasia. With overcrowding at unimaginable levels, Rainbow's time was almost up. She was incredibly lucky and another rescue was able to pull her from the shelter with the hopes of giving her a little more time to find a breed specific rescue. 

 

While waiting for placement within a rescue that was more likely to help her move forward, Rainbow was placed in an incredible foster family. This gave her a chance to learn the ins and outs of living in a home. It also enabled her to socialize with dogs, cats, and kids. As an incredibly stable girl, Rainbow did an amazing job in the home. Although we know Rainbow can thrive within a loving household, it is important that her forever family remember that it will take her some time to adjust. Given structure, routine, and leadership, Rainbow will meet with success. Training will also help Rainbow continue to move forward. Training will not only help her bond with her forever family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. If this incredible girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today! 

MAGSR ID: 13291

Kyra

ADOPTED 08/06/2023!

Kyra
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 4 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 79 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 79 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Kyra and her sister, Basha, were well-loved by their family. However, when a significant change in circumstances altered the family structure, their owner could no longer provide them with the life they deserved. Recognizing that both girls deserved the opportunity to find forever homes that could provide them with everything they needed and more, their family made the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye and surrendered them to MAGSR. 

Kyra is absolutely stunning. As a working-line shepherd, she is smart, energetic, and looking for an experienced handler. True to the breed, Kyra thrives with structure, routine, and leadership. With clear direction from a confident handler, Kyra meets with success. Having lived in a household, Kyra understands many of the rules and expectations of living in a home. She is housebroken and crate trained. However, as is true of any new dog, she will need time to adjust to the routines of her forever family. With some training already in line, Kyra does know many of her basic commands. However, continued training is critical to Kyra's success. This girl is not a couch potato. She will need daily opportunities to exercise her body and her mind in order to maintain a stable and confident mindset. Kyra is looking for an active forever family that will love her for a lifetime, could that family be you?

MAGSR ID: 13046

Gloria

ADOPTED 07/30/2023!

Gloria
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 57 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Gloria was picked up as a stray in the south. Based upon her poor body condition, it was assumed that she had lacked care or been on her own for some time. Although she was clearly in need of help, Gloria proved to have a phenomenal temperament with shelter staff. Due to overcrowding everywhere and an endless number of dogs entering the system every day, shelter staff recognized that Gloria had limited options for moving forward. To provide her with her best chance at finding a forever home, they began networking Gloria with the hopes of finding rescue placement. When we heard that Gloria needed a soft place to land, we immediately began putting plans in place to welcome this lovely girl to the MAGSR family. 

Gloria is an intelligent and curious girl. Although friendly, she prefers to take her time when adjusting to new people and new situations. When working with a calm and confident handler, Gloria thrives. As is true of all GSDs, Gloria is looking for a household that will provide her with the structure, routine, and leadership that will help her meet with success. At this time, we do not yet know if Gloria understands the ins and outs of living in a household. However, we know she is more than ready to try out this next step. The comforts of a quiet home, regular meals, and a comfortable place to sleep will continue to help Gloria on her journey. Not only will Gloria benefit from a loving home, but she will also benefit from training. Training will help Gloria create a strong, healthy bond with her forever family; it will also help her develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

Once pulled from the shelter, our team quickly began to address Gloria's medical needs. Emaciated with severely infected ears, raw skin, missing hair and sores throughout her body, it was clear that Gloria was in constant discomfort and pain. On top of this, she developed an upper respiratory infection that required additional support. As we looked closer at her needs, it was noticed that Gloria's gait seemed off. Once healthy enough to move forward, our incredible vetting team decided to run x-rays and discovered that Gloria is suffering from severe hip dysplasia and arthritis in both hips. We have begun supplements and medications to help her with pain management; however, Gloria will need to meet with an orthopedic specialist to determine next steps for care. Although Gloria's care will be very expensive, we know that this lovely girl is more than worth the cost. MAGSR will cover the entirety of Gloria's treatment. Please consider donating to Gloria's care. Not only will your donation help Gloria receive the medical support she needs to move forward, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Please watch for updates on Gloria as she takes her next step toward recovery. 

MAGSR ID: 13284

Diego

ADOPTED 07/29/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 10 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 83 pounds
Ideal/Potential Size: 85-90 pounds
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

The Kentucky Six - Diego, Champ, Serena, Peanut, Evie, and Yogi - are cruelty and neglect survivors. Living in inhumane conditions, starved, and used as breeding stock, the Kentucky Six managed to make it off the property alive when the right people heard about their conditions and got the authorities involved. All six dogs were confiscated and brought to a shelter where they waited for the chance to find kind and loving families of their very own. Although shelter staff worked hard to make sure that all six dogs began getting the care and attention they deserved, they recognized that with shelters at capacity and adoptions limited, these six precious souls may not have the chance to find their forever families. They began working with local groups and started networking the dogs in hopes that rescue placement would be found. Fortunately, their message made its way to MAGSR. Our incredible team knew that this group of dogs was very special, so we began putting plans in place to welcome the Kentucky Six to the MAGSR family. 

 

Although Diego's life was filled with challenges and suffering prior to his confiscation, he remains a sweet and interactive guy. Intelligent and eager to please, Diego has already begun to learn a few commands. He really is an incredible guy. Sometimes we are simply astonished by the resilience of dogs that have been through so much trauma but are still willing to connect with people. As is true of all shepherds, Diego will thrive when provided with structure, routine, and leadership. In many ways he is still in the beginning stages of his new life. He will need time to adjust to new people, environments, and expectations. However, given patience and opportunities to learn, we are sure that Diego will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Diego has had much experience living in a household. Clear rules and boundaries will help him settle into his new home. Training will also go a long way for this boy. Not only will training help Diego develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Diego is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Diego today!

MAGSR ID: 13119

Eugene

ADOPTED 07/26/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 19 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Puppy in training
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Our newest babies - Sam, Ellie, Carlton, Blue, and Eugene - were found too small and without a mommy. Babies really need to be with mom until at least eight weeks. This gives them a chance to access the nutrition, love, and social foundation needed to meet with success. As luck would have it, a dog in the area, Madison, was having a hysterical pregnancy and was ready to step in and help these babies in need. Madison did an incredible job fostering her babies and taught them everything she could before sending them on their way to their adoptive families. We will forever be grateful to Madison and her human mom for stepping in and making miracles happen.

All five babies have been well-loved and cared for. Over time, they have developed their own special personalities. Eugene is the life of the party. He likes to play and tumble around with everyone. This boy isn't afraid to get dirty. Thinking he's the leader of the pack, Eugene likes to pretend that he's the oldest of the pups. However, he does have a little competition for that spot. Although Eugene is an all around fun guy, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your world with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Eugene will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If this spirited little guy sounds like the right match for your family. Ask to meet him today!

Updates:

Eugene is a happy puppy! He is enjoying hanging out and exploring everything.  He follows the big dog role models and is Learning about being a pampered house pet.  As Eugene is still a pup, he has a lot to learn. In preparation for his new home he is learning about dog toys to chomp on, crate training and going potty outside.

MAGSR ID: 13186

Logan

ADOPTED 07/26/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 9 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Logan and his ten siblings (the Gilmore puppies) found themselves in an overcrowded shelter in the south. The number of dogs needing placement is simply overwhelming shelters across the country. Unfortunately, these babies, like so many other dogs, were in need of help fast. Recognizing that these babies deserved every opportunity to meet with success, staff at the shelter sent out personal rescue pleas attempting to keep this large family alive. When we heard that the Gilmore puppies needed placement, our incredible team began putting together plans to welcome all eleven babies into the rescue. 

The Gilmore puppies are a social, playful, and interactive bunch. They have clearly had opportunities to socialize with people and other animals. However, this process has just begun. It is essential that their forever families continue to provide opportunities to socialize with people and animals in new and safe environments. This will help the Gilmore puppies develop stability and confidence as adult dogs. Training is also critical for these babies as it will not only help them create a healthy bond with their forever families, but it will also help them develop into good canine citizens. The Gilmore puppies have all settled into amazing foster families where they are learning the comforts and routines of living in a home. They are learning about toys, treats, and the joy of a good nap. As they move forward, the Gilmore puppies will be looking for loving forever homes that will continue to provide them with structure, routine, and leadership. Although these babies are cute as can be, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, we are positive these babies will grow into incredible adult dogs. The Gilmore puppies will open for adoption on April 22nd. If Jess sounds like the right match for your household, get your application in today!

MAGSR ID: 12909

Loreli

ADOPTED 07/26/2023!

Loreli
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Lorelai and her ten siblings (the Gilmore puppies) found themselves in an overcrowded shelter in the south. The number of dogs needing placement is simply overwhelming shelters across the country. Unfortunately, these babies, like so many other dogs, were in need of help fast. Recognizing that these babies deserved every opportunity to meet with success, staff at the shelter sent out personal rescue pleas attempting to keep this large family alive. When we heard that the Gilmore puppies needed placement, our incredible team began putting together plans to welcome all eleven babies into the rescue. 

The Gilmore puppies are a social, playful, and interactive bunch. They have clearly had opportunities to socialize with people and other animals. However, this process has just begun. It is essential that their forever families continue to provide opportunities to socialize with people and animals in new and safe environments. This will help the Gilmore puppies develop stability and confidence as adult dogs. Training is also critical for these babies as it will not only help them create a healthy bond with their forever families, but it will also help them develop into good canine citizens. The Gilmore puppies have all settled into amazing foster families where they are learning the comforts and routines of living in a home. They are learning about toys, treats, and the joy of a good nap. As they move forward, the Gilmore puppies will be looking for loving forever homes that will continue to provide them with structure, routine, and leadership. Although these babies are cute as can be, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, we are positive these babies will grow into incredible adult dogs. The Gilmore puppies will open for adoption on April 22nd. If Lorelai sounds like the right match for your household, get your application in today!

MAGSR ID: 12916

Marty

ADOPTED 07/26/2023!

Marty & Logan
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Marty and his ten siblings (the Gilmore puppies) found themselves in an overcrowded shelter in the south. The number of dogs needing placement is simply overwhelming shelters across the country. Unfortunately, these babies, like so many other dogs, were in need of help fast. Recognizing that these babies deserved every opportunity to meet with success, staff at the shelter sent out personal rescue pleas attempting to keep this large family alive. When we heard that the Gilmore puppies needed placement, our incredible team began putting together plans to welcome all eleven babies into the rescue. 

The Gilmore puppies are a social, playful, and interactive bunch. They have clearly had opportunities to socialize with people and other animals. However, this process has just begun. It is essential that their forever families continue to provide opportunities to socialize with people and animals in new and safe environments. This will help the Gilmore puppies develop stability and confidence as adult dogs. Training is also critical for these babies as it will not only help them create a healthy bond with their forever families, but it will also help them develop into good canine citizens. The Gilmore puppies have all settled into amazing foster families where they are learning the comforts and routines of living in a home. They are learning about toys, treats, and the joy of a good nap. As they move forward, the Gilmore puppies will be looking for loving forever homes that will continue to provide them with structure, routine, and leadership. Although these babies are cute as can be, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, we are positive these babies will grow into incredible adult dogs. The Gilmore puppies will open for adoption on April 22nd. If Marty sounds like the right match for your household, get your application in today!

MAGSR ID: 12917

Lizzy

ADOPTED 07/17/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 35 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Lizzy came to us from a small rural shelter in Arkansas. Sweet Lizzy was given up to the shelter with her pack mate, and how sad it was for her to know her packmate got adopted and she was still there. Lizzy was on the list to be euthanized when MAGSR stepped in to save this beautiful low-rider. Lizzy lived with a foster down south and her foster stated she is the easiest foster she’s ever had. There isn’t a dog or person she doesn’t want to meet. She gracefully interacted with the resident indoor cats at her foster's home and enjoys playing ball.

Unfortunately, Lizzy is heartworm positive but has completed treatment and just has another month or so of restricted activities before she is cleared. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided had Lizzy been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Although treatment is very expensive, this active little girl is beyond worth the cost. Lizzy's entire heartworm treatment has been covered. Donations toward her care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help this lovely girl get all of the care that she needs, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Lizzy will need to take it easy over the next month while she completes her treatment. However, this will give her time to adjust to her forever family. If Lizzy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 13188

Rex

ADOPTED 07/09/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 67 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Put your Jurassic hats on for this next young fella, as he was out on an adventure that almost brought him to extinction! (T)Rex was found wandering the streets in search of the comforts of a dwelling he once knew, then, a kind soul out on safari (okay, maybe not a safari, but out and about) in the wilds of Georgia found this sweet, poor fella and brought him to the local shelter.  Unfortunately, due to severe overcrowding, poor (T)Rex was set to become extinct.  Luckily the hero Paleontology team with MAGSR (kidding, they don’t have anything to do with dinosaurs…yet) excavated him from Georgia in the absolute nick of time and brought him to safety.

We don’t know that much about (T)Rex yet, but as we’re learning more about his very friendly and playful demeanor, we know he was socialized with both humans and fellow dino-dogs!  He sure does love the company of people and other dogs but needs to learn the proper ways of becoming a well-mannered GSD.  As with all typical young GSDs, (T)Rex is in need of a fierce trainer to lead him through the jungles of life.  He would thrive in a home where his family is either familiar with German Shepherds or is eager to learn about the temperament of the breed while providing the essentials -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.

(T)Rex would be a ‘DINO-mite’ addition to the family!  He might need a little time to decompress and learn he is safe, and nowhere near extinction given all the movement and instability prior to arriving at MAGSR.  If Rex sounds like the greatest adventure you’d like to em’BARK’ upon, please ask to add him to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 12817

Blue

ADOPTED 07/08/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 16 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Our newest babies - Sam, Ellie, Carlton, Blue, and Eugene - were found too small and without a mommy. Babies really need to be with mom until at least eight weeks. This gives them a chance to access the nutrition, love, and social foundation needed to meet with success. As luck would have it, a dog in the area, Madison, was having a hysterical pregnancy and was ready to step in and help these babies in need. Madison did an incredible job fostering her babies and taught them everything she could before sending them on their way to their adoptive families. We will forever be grateful to Madison and her human mom for stepping in and making miracles happen. 

All five babies have been well-loved and cared for. Over time, they have developed their own special personalities. Blue is a lover. He loves to play but calms down quickly when held or cuddled. He is a momma's boy and kept close to Madison. Similar to his brother, Eugene, the boys are just beginning to look a little different from one another. 
Although Blue is a honey, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your world with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Blue will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If this sweet little boy sounds like the right match for your family. Ask to meet him today!
 

MAGSR ID: 13193

Harley

ADOPTED 07/05/2023!

Harley
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Harley’s family had to make the ultimate sacrifice and look to rehome their beloved family member. Their home was destroyed by a tornado in the south. Desperate to keep her they tried living in the home in the parts that were safe but it just wasn't a good situation. As difficult as it was to say goodbye due to the long journey they faced ahead with getting back on their feet they felt they couldn't give Harley the life she deserved. When MAGSR got word of this story we were happy to welcome her to the safety of the rescue with the promise to care for her and ensure she lands in a perfect forever home.

Harley is a young energetic girl that is full of life, who would benefit from training. She will be missing her family kids and two small dogs she lived with.  This beautiful girl is not a couch potato. She will need daily opportunities to exercise her body and her mind in order to maintain a stable and confident mindset. Harley is looking for an active forever family that will love her for a lifetime, could that family be you?

MAGSR ID: 13187

Geo

ADOPTED 06/30/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 99 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 110 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Geo needs your help.

Sweet Geo was picked up as a stray in a busy city in the south. When he arrived at a shelter, it was highly apparent that this big guy would need help to move forward. Although he was calm and patient with staff members, the state in which Geo arrived was simply heartbreaking. As the number of dogs arriving in shelters is at a constant state of crisis, dogs with needs like Geo are often first to be added to the list for euthanasia. Sadly, Geo was placed on this list without many options for survival. Staff members at the shelter and rescue groups around the area knew that Geo deserved a chance to move forward safely. So, a call for help went out to rescues up and down the coast. With some help from a few different people, we were able to put a plan together and welcome Geo to the MAGSR family. 

Geo is definitely a special guy. Having arrived at the shelter in unimaginable pain, Geo has handled one situation after another like a gentleman. Emaciated, covered in scabies with a secondary skin infection, heartworm positive, dealing with infected toe nails, and partially to possibly completely deaf, Geo is going to need significant support as he moves forward. Fortunately, our team is on it. Currently living with one of our amazing vetting partners, Geo is getting all the time, attention, and medical support he needs. We have begun by running blood panels, checking his thyroid, taking x-rays, and starting medications. As the first pieces of Geo's medical care are moving forward, he will begin medicated baths and heartworm treatment soon. Geo's recovery will take time; however, we will stay by his side throughout his journey. 

We are still getting to know Geo. However, so far he is known to be a pretty easy going guy which is impressive with the amount of suffering he has endured. Content to chill and take in his surroundings, Geo seems to need a little time to take in all of the changes around him. Currently, we are focused upon doing everything we can to ensure that Geo is content and comfortable. As his health improves, we hope to see more of his personality. We do know that Geo is good on leash and enjoys the company of his people. He loves gentle petting and settles in nicely with people that are calm and confident. Geo will be looking for a family that will cherish him throughout his golden years. Could that family be you?

Please help with Geo's care and recovery.

MAGSR ID: 12744

Niklaus

ADOPTED 06/29/2023!

Niklaus
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 weeks
Color: White
Current Size: 29 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

Handsome Niklaus and his sweet sister, Samantha, were part of a litter of babies that were lucky to be living in a loving home. Although their brothers and sisters found forever families of their own, these two babies were not as lucky. Recognizing that both pups would be most successfully placed in loving forever families if they were part of a breed specific rescue, their family decided to surrender them to MAGSR. We promised we would find both babies incredible forever families that would cherish them for a lifetime. 

Niklaus is playful, interactive, and adorable. This little guy has been well-socialized with people and other animals. However, it is imperative that his forever family continue this process in order to help Niklaus develop into a stable and confident adult. Niklaus is living with one of our amazing foster families. They are working with him as he learns the ins and outs of living in a home. As an intelligent boy, Niklaus is already starting to pick up new routines and expectations. As he moves forward, training will be essential to Niklaus' success. Not only will training help Niklaus develop a strong and healthy relationship with his family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. 

Although Niklaus is an absolute joy, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, routine, and training, Niklaus will develop into an amazing dog. If this little guy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!
 

MAGSR ID: 13174

Samantha

ADOPTED 06/29/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 weeks
Color: White
Current Size: 25 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

Sweet Samantha and her handsome brother, Niklaus, were part of a litter of babies that were lucky to be living in a loving home. Although their brothers and sisters found forever families of their own, these two babies were not as lucky.  Recognizing that both pups would be most successfully placed in loving forever families if they were part of a breed specific rescue, their family decided to surrender them to MAGSR. We promised we would find both babies incredible forever families that would cherish them for a lifetime.

Samantha is active, intelligent, and adorable. This little lady has been well-socialized with people and other animals. However, it is imperative that her forever family continue this process in order to help Samantha develop into a stable and confident adult. Samantha is living with one of our incredible foster families. They are working with her as she learns the ins and outs of living in a home. As a smart girl, Samantha is already starting to pick up new routines and expectations. As Samantha moves forward, training will be essential to her success. Not only will training help Samantha develop a strong and healthy relationship with her family, but it will also help her become a good canine citizen. 

Although Samantha is an absolute doll, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, routine, and training, Samantha will develop into an amazing dog. If this little lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 13173

Sawyer

ADOPTED 06/28/2023!

Sawyer
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 weeks
Color: Black
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
Altered: Yes

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

Handsome Sawyer was returned to the rescue when his family could no longer provide him with the time, attention, and care that they knew he deserved. Recognizing that Sawyer would thrive in a household that could meet the needs of a young shepherd, they returned him to our care. We promised that we would find Sawyer the perfect match so that he could move forward. 

Sawyer is a stunning and intelligent guy. Young, playful, and energetic, he is looking for a family that will help him meet with success. Sawyer's family will need to provide him with daily exercise for both his mind and his body. This will help him burn some of his puppy-like energy as well as help him use his mind productively. As is true of all shepherds, Sawyer is looking for a forever family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that he needs to thrive. Training will go a long way with this boy. Not only will training help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him grow into a stable and confident adult. Having lived in a home, Sawyer already has an understanding of the expectations of living in a home. He is housebroken and crate trained. However, as is true of any new dog, he will need time to adjust to the rules and expectations of his forever family. Sawyer is looking for a forever family that will commit to him for a lifetime. If this amazing guy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today. 

MAGSR ID: 13149

Peanut

ADOPTED 06/24/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

The Kentucky Six - Diego, Champ, Serena, Peanut, Evie, and Yogi - are cruelty and neglect survivors. Living in inhumane conditions, starved, and used as breeding stock, the Kentucky Six managed to make it off the property alive when the right people heard about their conditions and got the authorities involved. All six dogs were confiscated and brought to a shelter where they waited for the chance to find kind and loving families of their very own. Although shelter staff worked hard to make sure that all six dogs began getting the care and attention they deserved, they recognized that with shelters at capacity and adoptions limited, these six precious souls may not have the chance to find their forever families. They began working with local groups and started networking the dogs in hopes that rescue placement would be found. Fortunately, their message made its way to MAGSR. Our incredible team knew that this group of dogs was very special, so we began putting plans in place to welcome the Kentucky Six to the MAGSR family. 

Although Peanut's life was filled with endless challenges and suffering prior to her confiscation, she remains loving and affectionate. With a gentle demeanor and sweet personality, she easily wins over everyone who meets her. Really, who could say no to those lovely eyes? Although she has endured a lot of suffering throughout the years, Peanut's demeanor remains stable and lovable. Sometimes we are simply astonished by the resilience of dogs that have been through so much trauma but are still friendly and interactive.  As is true of all shepherds, Peanut will thrive when provided with structure, routine, and leadership. In many ways she is still in the beginning stages of her new life. She will need time to adjust to new people, environments, and expectations. However, given patience and opportunities to learn, we are sure that Peanut will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Peanut has had much experience living in a household. Clear rules and boundaries will help her settle into her new home. Training will also go a long way for this lovely lady. Not only will training help Peanut develop a strong, healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that all of the Kentucky Six are heartworm positive. This could have easily been avoided with a monthly heartworm preventative. Peanut is just beginning treatment. However, she is already handling her protocol like a pro. Although heartworm treatment is expensive, MAGSR will cover the entire cost of Peanut's medical treatment. Please consider donating to Peanut's care as it will not only help Peanut continue to move forward, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs with medical needs. Peanut is looking for a forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. If this amazing lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 13122

Basha

ADOPTED 06/24/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 years 11 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 72 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
Altered: Yes

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

We don’t know if it’s ‘Maybelline’ or maybe it's MAGSR, but this ‘Beautiful Basha’ (or Rose from the Golden Girls) doesn’t look or act her age!  It’s clear she was well taken care of, but unfortunately an abrupt change with her previous owner's living situation has left her as an owner-surrender. It was a heartbreaking decision, but the couple knew bringing her to MAGSR would give her the best chance at living out her golden years, (much like Rose) in a loving home.

As we get to really know Basha, she is somewhat bashful, but still very active, working-line, almost 11 year old beauty.  It’s really difficult to believe she’s almost 11! She has the agility and energy to leap a 2’ hurdle to chase a squirrel out of your yard for absolute protection!  Basha’s foster reports she is unfortunately struggling with her new living situation and will need some time to decompress and realize she is safe and will be loved and taken care of, much like the final episodes of the Golden Girls. 

Since Basha comes from a working-line of GSD’s, she is well trained and knows a number of tricks, but is probably up to learning a few more.  This will help fulfill her need for both physical and mental stimulation.  Because she has a high prey drive, it’s probably best she is placed either in a home without cats, or with one that is a dog-savvy cat.

Basha is absolutely eager to find the right FUR-ever family, and would really thrive in an environment where she is provided the basic necessities of a senior, working-line puppy-at-heart -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.  

If ‘Beautiful Basha’/ “Golden-Girl Basha’’ sounds like the golden era you would like to chat about life with, please ask to add her to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 13003

Carlton

ADOPTED 06/24/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 16 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Our newest babies - Sam, Ellie, Carlton, Blue, and Eugene - were found too small and without a mommy. Babies really need to be with mom until at least eight weeks. This gives them a chance to access the nutrition, love, and social foundation needed to meet with success. As luck would have it, a dog in the area, Madison, was having a hysterical pregnancy and was ready to step in and help these babies in need. Madison did an incredible job fostering her babies and taught them everything she could before sending them on their way to their adoptive families. We will forever be grateful to Madison and her human mom for stepping in and making miracles happen. 

All five babies have been well-loved and cared for. Over time, they have developed their own special personalities. Carlton is the goofiest of the puppies. He keeps everyone happy and his little eyes simply dance with merriment. A huge fan of food, this boy is always happy to chow down and keeps his belly full at all times. Although Carlton is a love bug, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your world with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Carlton will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If this merry little guy sounds like the right match for your family. Ask to meet him today!
 

MAGSR ID: 13194

Sam

ADOPTED 06/24/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 14 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Our newest babies - Sam, Ellie, Carlton, Blue, and Eugene - were found too small and without a mommy. Babies really need to be with mom until at least eight weeks. This gives them a chance to access the nutrition, love, and social foundation needed to meet with success. As luck would have it, a dog in the area, Madison, was having a hysterical pregnancy and was ready to step in and help these babies in need. Madison did an incredible job fostering her babies and taught them everything she could before sending them on their way to their adoptive families. We will forever be grateful to Madison and her human mom for stepping in and making miracles happen. 

All five babies have been well-loved and cared for. Over time, they have developed their own special personalities. Sam (also lovingly known as Dippy) was the runt of the litter. She is the floppiest of the group. She is sweet, affectionate, and talkative. She will easily fill her forever home with giggles and joy. Although Sam is a love, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your world with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Sam will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If this floppy little girl sounds like the right match for your family. Ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 13191

Ellie

ADOPTED 06/24/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 14 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Our newest babies - Sam, Ellie, Carlton, Blue, and Eugene - were found too small and without a mommy. Babies really need to be with mom until at least eight weeks. This gives them a chance to access the nutrition, love, and social foundation needed to meet with success. As luck would have it, a dog in the area, Madison, was having a hysterical pregnancy and was ready to step in and help these babies in need. Madison did an incredible job fostering her babies and taught them everything she could before sending them on their way to their adoptive families. We will forever be grateful to Madison and her human mom for stepping in and making miracles happen. 

All five babies have been well-loved and cared for. Over time, they have developed their own special personalities. Ellie was a momma's girl from day one. She adored Madison and cuddled with her until she left for her forever family. Ellie likes to get in the middle of everything and stir up the fun. It also seems that she has gotten those "puppy eyes" down pat when corrected for being too rowdy. Someone needs to know when to turn the charm on and off. Although Ellie is a hoot, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your world with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Ellie will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If this social little girl sounds like the right match for your family. Ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 13192

Sage

ADOPTED 06/19/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

We would like to introduce Sage; a stunningly beautiful, bouncy, 7 month old sable.  Unfortunately, her previous family was unaware of the requirements of a GSD puppy, and made a difficult decision to surrender her so she could live her best life.  With that being said, Sage wasn’t properly socialized with other dogs or humans, and as a result, is terrified of most things.  In order to help give her the best chance, Sage will be receiving some training to help her rebuild her confidence. 

As we get to know Sage, it is clear she will need time to decompress and onboard some training that will help build her confidence.  We know she will end up being an incredible, loyal and loving companion, but will need to be placed with a person or family that is either familiar with German Shepherds or is eager to learn about the temperament of the breed while providing the essentials -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.

If Sage sounds like the adventure you would like to blaze trails with, please ask to add her to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 12985

Bell

ADOPTED 06/19/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 40 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

Lovely little Bell and her sister, Bebe, were surrendered to a local shelter. Although it was clear that the girls were sweethearts, the shelter environment is a loud and scary place for many dogs, especially puppies. In a constant state of fear and starting to avoid people, shelter staff knew that if the girls remained in the shelter environment much longer, their chances at finding a forever home were limited. Recognizing that the girls were beginning to shut down in their new surroundings, shelter staff made an urgent plea for rescue help. Although we already had several puppies within the rescue, when we heard about Bell and Bebe's situation, we knew we needed to step forward and welcome both girls to the MAGSR family. 

Bell is beyond adorable. Her lovely eyes simply draw you in and melt your heart. However, due to a lack of socialization with new people, new environments, and new animals prior to her arrival in MAGSR's care, she can be skittish and unsure in new situations and with new people. Her tendency is to attempt to run and hide. Bell is fortunate to be living with an incredible foster family that is working hard to provide her with the opportunity to socialize with new people and other animals in controlled settings. However, it is critical that Bell's forever family continue this socialization. Bell is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all dogs crave. Training will go a long way with Bebe. Not only will it help her create a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a stable and confident adult. If your household has the time, patience, and energy  to provide Bebe with opportunities and experiences that all young dogs deserve, ask to meet this little girl today!

MAGSR ID: 13102

Darren

ADOPTED 06/15/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 1 month
Color: Black, Brown, & Cream
Current Size: 32 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 40 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Darren was picked up as a stray and brought to an overcrowded shelter. Upon his arrival it was clear that this sweet guy was special. Darren was gentle and affectionate but also very scared. Due to overcrowding, Darren was living on borrowed time and needed help fast. Recognizing that this guy deserved a chance with a forever family, a rescue plea went out. When we learned about Darren's situation, we immediately stepped forward and welcomed Darren to the MAGSR family. 

Darren is a gentle and timid soul. A little jumpy with fast movements, it is evident that Darren has survived a lot in his short life much of it may not have always involved a kind hand. However, he remains sweet and affectionate. Darren did very well with staff members at the shelter and seems to appreciate a calm and gentle handler. Darren's family will need to be patient with Darren as he adjusts to his forever family. However, given a little time and kindness, Darren warms up to his people. Darren is looking for a forever family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that helps all dogs thrive. Training will also go a long way with Darren. Not only will training help Darren develop a strong, healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop into a stable and confident canine citizen. Darren is looking for a forever family that will adore him for a lifetime. Could that be with you? 

Updates:

Darren is thriving! While very hesitant and shy when we first welcomed him to our foster home, just a few days later he has gained confidence and is a relaxed and happy dog.  Although unwilling to walk very far originally due to fear/anxiety, Darren is now happy to accompany our GSD on long walks and loves chasing the ball in our fenced back yard.  He is housebroken but just starting to learn the basic obedience commands.  He has been extremely friendly with all other dogs, children and adults alike. (No interaction yet with cats.)  He has charmed our 4 year female, who doesn't normally love other dogs.  He is adorable, we call him a "fun size" GSD at 32 pounds.  We love Darren and we know the adopting family will too!

We have had Darren with us for about a month now - and he is simply a really sweet boy.  He loves everyone - adults, children of all ages, other dogs — these are all friends he has yet to make.  He enjoys walks with Yuki (our 4 year old female Shepherd), playing with her in the backyard and chasing balls.  He also likes to gather all of his toys (as in this picture).

MAGSR ID: 12697

Kitana

ADOPTED 06/13/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 10 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Most
DESCRIPTION:

Lovely Kitana was adored by her family. They gave her endless opportunities to socialize with people and other animals which helped her develop a stable and confident personality. However, due to unexpected changes, they could no longer provide her with the life they knew she deserved. Recognizing that Kitana would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue, they asked us to welcome Kitana to the MAGSR family. We promised we would find this special girl the perfect forever family. 

Kitana is a beautiful, affectionate, and interactive girl. She has an interactive personality and loves everyone she encounters. Kitana is living with one of our amazing foster families. They are working with her to help her transition. As is true of all dogs, Kitana will need some time to adjust to her new family and home. However, given time, patience, structure, and routine, we are sure that Kitana will meet with success. Although Kitana already knows a few commands, she will benefit greatly from training. Training will not only help Kitana develop a strong, healthy bond with her family, but it will also help her become a good canine citizen. Kitana is looking for a loving forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 13145

Zaire

ADOPTED 06/11/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 30 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Puppy in training
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Although sweet little Zaire is still very young, we don't know much about her first couple of months. We do know that somewhere along the lines something went very wrong as she was found one morning tied to the front door of a shelter in the south. Sweet but understandably a little shy, shelter staff knew that the longer she remained at an overcrowded shelter, the less likely Zaire would be to find a forever home. In order to provide Zaire with every opportunity to move forward safely, shelter staff began working with the rescue community to find a placement. Fortunately, one of our rescue partners heard of Zaire's plea and helped us welcome her to the MAGSR family. 

Zaire is an interactive, playful, and social girl. She is learning all about the joys of a comfortable bed, good food, and plenty of toys. Her incredible foster family has begun the important work of teaching Zaire the ins and outs of living in a household. She is a smart little girl and is already beginning to pick up new skills. As Zaire is still very young, her foster family is working hard to support Zaire providing her with opportunities to socialize with people and animals in varied environments. Socialization is critical to Zaire's success. Her forever family will need to continue this process to ensure that Zaire develops into a confident and stable adult dog. Training will also be essential to Zaire's success. Not only will training help Zaire develop a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. 

Although Zaire is cute as can be, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, leadership, and structure, they will develop into stable and confident adult dogs. Zaire is looking for an active family that will love her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet Zaire today!

MAGSR ID: 13044

Jess

ADOPTED 06/11/2023!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 9 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Jess and his ten siblings (the Gilmore puppies) found themselves in an overcrowded shelter in the south. The number of dogs needing placement is simply overwhelming shelters across the country. Unfortunately, these babies, like so many other dogs, were in need of help fast. Recognizing that these babies deserved every opportunity to meet with success, staff at the shelter sent out personal rescue pleas attempting to keep this large family alive. When we heard that the Gilmore puppies needed placement, our incredible team began putting together plans to welcome all eleven babies into the rescue. 

The Gilmore puppies are a social, playful, and interactive bunch. They have clearly had opportunities to socialize with people and other animals. However, this process has just begun. It is essential that their forever families continue to provide opportunities to socialize with people and animals in new and safe environments. This will help the Gilmore puppies develop stability and confidence as adult dogs. Training is also critical for these babies as it will not only help them create a healthy bond with their forever families, but it will also help them develop into good canine citizens. The Gilmore puppies have all settled into amazing foster families where they are learning the comforts and routines of living in a home. They are learning about toys, treats, and the joy of a good nap. As they move forward, the Gilmore puppies will be looking for loving forever homes that will continue to provide them with structure, routine, and leadership. Although these babies are cute as can be, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, we are positive these babies will grow into incredible adult dogs. The Gilmore puppies will open for adoption on April 22nd. If Jess sounds like the right match for your household, get your application in today!

Updates:

Jess is doing well; he is very social,  he likes all dogs of all sizes. He respects my senior male alpha malinois, loves my 2 females, & plays well with my other male dog. He would really enjoy another dog as a buddy or housemate. 

He has learned so much! Jess now does a reliable sit, can usually shake paws, & we’re working on down. Stay or place is next. He’s also learned stairs.

Jess likes to play ball, plays a good game of tug, and if not supervised, he will steal the dish rags. He is showing a very high drive, due to his mix (shepherd, and likely border collie) so he’ll need a home where he can have plenty of activity or a job. He definitely does not like being bored!

 

MAGSR ID: 12907

Bebe

ADOPTED 06/10/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

Sweet little Bebe and her sister, Bella, were surrendered to a local shelter. Although it was clear that the girls were sweethearts, the shelter environment is a loud and scary place for many dogs, especially puppies. In a constant state of fear and starting to avoid people, shelter staff knew that if the girls remained in the shelter environment much longer, their chances at finding a forever home were limited. Recognizing that the girls were beginning to shut down in their new surroundings, shelter staff made an urgent plea for rescue help. Although we already had several puppies within the rescue, when we heard about Bebe and Bell's situation, we knew we needed to step forward and welcome both girls to the MAGSR family. 

Bebe is an absolute doll. However, due to a lack of socialization with new people, new environments, and new animals prior to her arrival in MAGSR's care, she can be hesitant in new situations and needs time to adjust. Bebe is fortunate to be living with an incredible foster family that is working hard to provide her with the opportunity to socialize with new people and other animals. However, it is critical that Bebe's forever family continue this socialization. Bebe is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all dogs crave. Training will go a long way with Bebe. Not only will it help her bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a stable and confident adult. If your household has the time and patience to provide Bebe with opportunities and experiences that all young dogs deserve, ask to meet this lovely girl today!

MAGSR ID: 13101

Kyra

ADOPTED 06/10/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 4 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 79 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 79 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Kyra and her sister, Basha, were well-loved by their family. However, when a significant change in circumstances altered the family structure, their owner could no longer provide them with the life they deserved. Recognizing that both girls deserved the opportunity to find forever homes that could provide them with everything they needed and more, their family made the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye and surrendered them to MAGSR. 

Kyra is absolutely stunning. As a working-line shepherd, she is smart, energetic, and looking for an experienced handler. True to the breed, Kyra thrives with structure, routine, and leadership. With clear direction from a confident handler, Kyra meets with success. Having lived in a household, Kyra understands many of the rules and expectations of living in a home. She is housebroken and crate trained. However, as is true of any new dog, she will need time to adjust to the routines of her forever family. With some training already in line, Kyra does know many of her basic commands. However, continued training is critical to Kyra's success. This girl is not a couch potato. She will need daily opportunities to exercise her body and her mind in order to maintain a stable and confident mindset. Kyra is looking for an active forever family that will love her for a lifetime, could that family be you?

MAGSR ID: 13046

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