Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

Chloe

ADOPTED 03/21/2024!

Chloe adopted!
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 3 months
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Chloe was, like so many other dogs, picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter in the south. Although she waited out her stray hold, as soon as it was up, she was placed on the list for euthanasia. Chloe had not done anything wrong. She was simply one too many at a shelter where thirty to forty animals arrive every day. Recognizing that Chloe deserved a home of her very own, another rescue stepped in and pulled Chloe to safety. They knew that they likely could not place Chloe, but hoped to work with another rescue when openings occurred. When asked if we could transfer Chloe into the MAGSR family, we knew this girl was a good match. 

Charming Chloe has been living with her foster family for the last month. During this time, she has been learning the ins and outs of living in a safe and loving home. As an intelligent girl, Chloe has adjusted to the routines and expectations of the household and is thriving. Chloe is hoping that her forever family will also provide her with clear structure, routines, and leadership. However, as is true of any new dog, she will need time to adjust to her forever home. Chloe is also hoping that her forever family will provide her with training. Training is essential for all dogs to meet with success. Not only does training help create strong and healthy bonds, but it also teaches the skills needed to become good canine citizens. Chloe is looking for a forever family that loves to get out and about, but is also happy to snuggle up in the evenings. If this stunning girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 14320

Evie

ADOPTED 03/16/2024!

Evie adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years 11 months
Color: White
Current Size: 51 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Some, 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 Evie's life was filled with endless challenges and suffering prior to her confiscation, she continues to seek out attention and affection from her people. Intelligent and confident, Evie is the alpha female of the group. She likes to know what all is happening and doesn't appreciate too much goofing around. Although she has lived with several other dogs, Evie likes to be in charge and will maintain her status with the pack. Slow and proper introductions are best.  Although she has endured a lot of suffering, Evie remains a sweet and lovable lady. 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, Evie 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 Evie will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Evie has had much experience living in a household. Clear rules and boundaries will help her settle into his new home. Training will also go a long way for this lovely lady. Not only will training help Evie 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. Evie is just beginning treatment. However, she is already handling her protocol like a rockstar. Although heartworm treatment is expensive, MAGSR will cover the entire cost of her care. Please consider donating to Evie's care as it will not only help Evie continue to move forward, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs with medical needs. Evie is looking for a forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. If this lovely lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

Updates:

Evie is such a sweet girl. She always wants to be right by us and loves getting all the pets she can. For someone who may not have lived in a house, she does not act like it. She seems to have settled right into house life. 

Evie already knew sit, down, no, come and her name since we brought her home. She has had no accidents since being home. She knows she is supposed to use the bathroom when she goes outside. She’s not a huge fan of getting in her crate and she needs extra encouragement to go in there as the days go on, but she sleeps well in there through the night. 

Evie is an alpha female. She is making it known she is not taking any crap from her foster brother Murphy (2 years old). While she is setting her boundaries with Murphy, she continues to warm up to him daily. She does kiss him on his muzzle and tries to initiate play but we are taking that slow especially with a sore foot. 

Overall Evie has been a pleasure. In addition to having a sweet and loving personality, she has the softest fluffy fur. 

We have also discovered a small black fur pattern under her nose that looks like a mustache that is absolutely adorable. In one of the straight on photos in the next email it’s very noticeable. 

Week two with Evie and she has really come out of her shell. She is showing more and more interest in playing with her foster brother Murphy, toys and us. 

As far as her injured foot, some days she puts more weight on it then others. I haven’t seen too much of a change besides that.

Evie can be trusted to sleep outside her crate at night in our bedroom with us. She sleeps all the way through the night when in the same room as us. 

We took her to visit my mother-in-law and Evie did very well on the ride and in the house visiting. Overall, she’s doing very well in our house and is a pleasure. 

Evie is still having issues with her foot but we’re working with Sandy and vetting to try to work on that for her. Her foot has not stopped her from wanting to be her playful self. 

She took Evie to a trunk or treat on Friday and she did excellent meeting new people and didn’t seem to care about any other dogs that were there. We even received a compliment “Those are the extremely well behaved dogs.”

Evie has also proven herself to be a huge snuggler. She has crawled on top of me while I was laying down to get pets and sleep on me. 

Sweet Evie is improving a lot health wise. Her foot isn’t swollen anymore and she seems to walk normally with it. She is continuing to have vet check ups since this was caused by a fungal infection and she’s on medication. 

Since Evie has been feeling better, she has become much more active and talkative. 

She loves initiating play with her foster brother. She enjoys wrestling and some chase as well. She loves to play with toys and so far has been very polite and not destroyed any.

She does great on walks and on car drives. We took her to Ocean City for Thanksgiving (4 hour drive from us) and she did excellent. She experienced the turkey trot on the broad walk with so many smells to enjoy and got to check out the beach. 

We took a few walks at home but now she’s up for walks with her foot and will make that a regular thing.

Evie has now replaced my alarm clock. Between 7:30-8:30 it’s breakfast time and she’s waking me up to tell me.

Evie is an absolute sweetheart who just wants to be near her people all the time. She loves all the pets and loves and enjoys being brushed. 

Evie is also an alpha female and takes some time to get used to other dogs. She gets along fine with her foster brother, but on her terms lol. Evie has not done well around small dogs. 

MAGSR ID: 13121

Bicaro

ADOPTED 03/15/2024!

Bicaro adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Altered: Yes

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

Handsome Bicaro and his buddy, Lil Bit, were taken to a shelter in the south. The boys were starving and had tried filling their bellies with a meal of chicken and duck from the property. Rather than provide them with the food and care they needed, they were punished for attempting to survive. Taken to an overcrowded shelter, the boys were soon placed on the list to be euthanized. Local groups were watching and sent out a plea for help to the rescue community. Both boys are incredibly sweet and did not deserve to lose their lives. Although groups up and down the coast were contacted, many rescues simply do not have the capacity to welcome more dogs. At the last minute, MAGSR learned about the boys' likely fate. We were exceptionally lucky to be able to collaborate with another incredible GSD rescue - All Shepherd Rescue - so that both Bicaro and his buddy, Lil Bit, could move forward within rescue families. Lil Bit would join All Shepherd Rescue and Bicaro would join MAGSR. 

The boys began their journey into the rescue world with a much needed stop at the vet. Then, they moved into a temporary foster home while they waited for a freedom flight to the mid-Atlantic. Although the boys waited patiently for this last step on their journey toward rescue, the morning of their flight, Bicaro bloated and was rushed to an emergency vet. With an emaciated frame, heartworm positive status, frostbitten ears, and bloat, we knew that Bicaro was in for the fight of his life. However, we also knew that Bicaro deserved the love and care that he had been denied for so many years. MAGSR is fighting with Bicaro and he is incredibly lucky to have a large team of volunteers from various groups on his side. Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate emergency surgery. You can learn more about Bloat HERE. Bicaro survived his surgical procedure and is now being monitored by an emergency vet where he is receiving around the clock care. Although his surgery went well, Bicaro's fight is not over. He will need significant support moving forward and we are hoping that his body continues to heal. Please consider donating to Bicaro's care. Your donations are a critical part of our mission to improve the lives of dogs in need.

MAGSR ID: 14287

Silvo

ADOPTED 03/14/2024!

Silvo adopted!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 54 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Handsome little Silvo came to MAGSR as an owner-surrender with two of his littermates. His previous family realized they were overwhelmed and couldn’t raise a large number of dogs the way they felt these pups deserved. So, they made the decision to surrender the pups to MAGSR. We know this was a very difficult decision, but we also know that this family wanted these pups to have endless love, attention, and opportunities. We are still learning about Silvo at this time. What we do know is he was loved and adored by his previous family and is looking for a forever family that will help him continue to move forward.

Silvo is the gentlest puppy in the litter. His sweet and affectionate nature easily wins over the hearts of everyone around him. A cuddle bug at heart, Silvo would rather snuggle in with his people than explore. When given the opportunity to try new things, Silvo does best when given some reassurance and praise. With positive support behind him, this handsome guy is learning the ins and outs of life with his foster family. Clearly a smart guy, Silvo is already moving forward with leash manners and housebreaking. His foster can't wait to see him continue to try new experiences and pick up new skills. As is true with all shepherds, it is critical that Silvo's forever family continue to socialize him in new people, animals, and in varied environments. It is also essential that Silvo attend training. Not only will training help Silvo build a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a stable and confident canine citizen. If this sweetheart sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet Silvo today!

 

MAGSR ID: 14456

Lenith

ADOPTED 03/14/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 26 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: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

Lenith and his siblings - Leah and Leon - were picked up as strays in the south. These babies were brought to a shelter where they waited for their family to come and claim them. No one stepped forward for these babies. Shelters everywhere are being overwhelmed by the number of homeless animals needing placement. Recognizing that these babies deserved every chance at finding safe and loving forever homes, staff at the shelter began looking for rescue placement for this little family. As luck would have it, our team learned that these babies needed a safe option for moving forward. We immediately began working together to provide them with spaces in the MAGSR family.

Lenith and his siblings are playful, energetic, and intelligent pups. They were clearly socialized prior to their arrival at the shelter. Staff members were absolutely delighted by these three. Their endless puppy behaviors, goofy antics, and playful nature has kept everyone who meets them smiling. As they move forward, all three puppies are looking for forever homes that will provide them with structure, routine, and clear expectations. This will help these adorable pups grow up into stable and confident adults. Although Lenith and his siblings are beyond cute, 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, these babies will develop into the good canine citizens we know they are meant to be. If your family is looking for a loveable little guy like Lenith, ask to meet him today!

Updates:

Lenny is a social pup - but mainly with dogs! He gets along well with both male and female pups. He immensely enjoys playtime and will collect ALL the toys to put in his crate! He is still learning to trust humans, so it’s a must to go slow with him.

He has learned several commands and picks up on things quickly. Lenny also is a very quiet dog, as he has (so far) rarely barked in our house, but he will join in the fun if the dogs howl. We think he’d do best in a household with other dogs, as he really comes out of his shell with them.

MAGSR ID: 14291

Jetta

ADOPTED 03/09/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 months 6 days
Color: Black
Current Size: 42 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Jetta is an amazing puppy who already knows many commands and is very respectful of other dogs (large and small).  Jetta knows how to sit, down, no, come, leave it and her name. She walks well on leash, but may pull at times when she gets excited.  She is not food aggressive, and will leave it if other dogs should get the food/treat.  She is extremely bright and is very quick and eager to learn new things. She has potential to be a great sporting dog based on her being very fast and her ability to learn quickly.

Jetta is very affectionate and loves to snuggle but is also very good at laying on her own and minding her business while her humans go about their activities. She loves to play tug,  fetch and loves to run around so she can stretch her legs.

MAGSR ID: 14434

Fallon

ADOPTED 03/09/2024!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 77 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Life for Fallon took a sudden turn when she found herself at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although she couldn't understand why so many people seemed concerned about her finding something called a home, she knew that the word family kept coming up. She heard the word family a lot, but no one came forward to welcome Fallon into their home. Fortunately, staff members at the shelter recognized that overcrowding might lead to euthanization. So, they began working diligently to help Fallon find rescue placement before it was too late. When contacted to see if we could welcome Fallon into the MAGSR family, our team knew that we needed to help. As Fallon joined the family, we made a promise that when the right match stepped forward, we would make sure she would be part of an incredible family. 

Fallon is a lovely, energetic, and intelligent girl. She has some good drive and prefers a calm and confident handler. She will likely meet with greatest success in an experienced household that can provide clear leadership and boundaries. When Fallon is placed in an environment with a set structure, routine, and expectations, she thrives. Although Fallon arrived without much in the way of manners, she is a quick study and is picking up new skills. Training will go a long way with this lovely lady. Not only will training help Fallon create a healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Although we see a lot of potential in Fallon's future, we do not have any information about her past. She is moving forward with a clean slate. We are giving her every opportunity to learn about the world around her and lay the groundwork for success with her family. If this smart, athletic, and driven girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today! 

MAGSR ID: 13754

Leah

ADOPTED 03/09/2024!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 24 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: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

Leah and her siblings - Lenith and Leon - were picked up as strays in the south. These babies were brought to a shelter where they waited for their family to come and claim them. No one stepped forward for these babies. Shelters everywhere are being overwhelmed by the number of homeless animals needing placement. Recognizing that these babies deserved every chance at finding safe and loving forever homes, staff at the shelter began looking for rescue placement for this little family. As luck would have it, our team learned that these babies needed a safe option for moving forward. We immediately began working together to provide them with spaces in the MAGSR family.

Leah and her siblings are playful, energetic, and intelligent pups. They were clearly socialized prior to their arrival at the shelter. Staff members were absolutely delighted by these three. Their endless puppy behaviors, goofy antics, and playful nature has kept everyone who meets them smiling. As they move forward, all three puppies are looking for forever homes that will provide them with structure, routine, and clear expectations. This will help these sweet pups grow up into stable and confident adults. Although Leah and her siblings are beyond precious, 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, these babies will develop into the good canine citizens we know they are meant to be. If your family is looking for a loveable little girl like Leah, ask to meet her today!

Updates:

Leah has been great with dogs, cats and children. She is an alpha female. She's housebroken and a real cuddle bug! She's also crate trained and the quiet one in the pack.

MAGSR ID: 14290

Brandi

ADOPTED 02/27/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Some, with proper introduction
DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Brandi was picked up as a stray with her mate, Boscoe. These two incredible dogs had clearly been through some difficult times. Recognizing that these special pups would be most successful if they decompressed in foster homes, another rescue arranged for them to stay in foster families while they waited out their stray hold. Both dogs were placed in loving foster homes with other dogs. When their stray hold had ended and they had had some time to decompress, we were asked if we could welcome both dogs into the rescue. Really, who could say no to such a lovely pair of dogs?

Brandi is a lovely girl. She arrived with wounds on her shoulders and underweight. Her foster family worked hard to get Brandi healed and healthy. Although we do not know anything about Brandi's past, it does appear that she was mishandled at some point. As a result, she can be timid and fearful with new people, particularly with men. A slow approach and some tasty treats go a long way with Brandi. She does warm up with a calm, confident, and patient handler. Brandi is looking for a forever family that will give her the opportunity to slowly adjust to the household. Providing Brandi with clear structure, routine, and guidance will be key to her success. When ready, Brandi will benefit greatly from training. Training will help Brandi build a strong, healthy bond with her forever family; it will also help her develop the stability and confidence needed to navigate her world. While living with her foster family in the south, Brandi did begin to develop her socialization skills. She also has learned the joys of living in a safe and loving home. At this time Brandi is housebroken and crate trained. However, she will likely need to fine tune her skills once she finds her forever home. 

Unfortunately, Brandi is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided had Brandi been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Although treatment is very expensive, this active little girl is beyond worth the cost. Brandi's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. 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. Brandi will need to take it easy over the next few months while she completes her treatment. However, this will give her time to adjust to her forever family. If Brandi sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

Updates:

Are you by any chance a morning person? Do you like to jog or hike? Brandi is looking to be your best friend. She wakes up ready to go and wants to be a velcro pup. After being here for a few weeks we've gotten a chance to see a little bit more about her. She is a pokey puppy. She loves to poke her nose everywhere and get the latest news. I also think she might have been best friends with a cat at some point. She constantly rubs up against everything just like a cat-- starting at her shoulder and curving down to the tail. So cute!

She would do best in a house with a little space from neighbors. She sings the blues when left alone and talks in yips and barks about her day regularly. She also barks loudly at people outside the door. Not characteristics that would be loved by apartment neighbors! 

She is housebroken when kept to her schedule and sticks to her potty spot. She knows sit, in the crate, and down, and we are working on targeting/touch. She shows great potential but would do better if allowed exercise to calm her busy brain before being asked to focus. 

I think she would be best with older children only. She likes to jump up and lick your face when she is anxious or needs to check back in with you. We are working on correcting that habit but she can't get any exercise right now which doesn't help. She also can be a bit mouthy and she has tried to catch hold of my sleeve (not my arm) a few times. Surprisingly though, she doesn't bite down on your hand when taking a treat. Your whole hand can end up in her mouth with her exuberance to get the food. But, at least she doesn't bite down on you. She is very food motivated and very food-focused right now. She will try to take food away from my dog so she would do best with a dog that is not food protective. I think she would do fine in a house with other dogs that tolerate teen rough-housing, or in a house without other dogs. She could use the exercise provided by a pack but would be fine if you plan on being that exercise source. She does very well with our routine and knows where she's supposed to be and, most importantly, which meal is supposed to come next. Did I mention she's food fixated? 

She is not the best gardening buddy. Her favorite thing is to sit right in front of you, right on the dirt you just dug up so you could plant something, sticks her nose in the dirt to check the news, and then tries to give you a kiss right on the mouth. She will help dig though! She is prey driven, however, so she does keep the rabits, birds, and squirrels away from the garden very well. Hard toys only for this pup. She eviscerated a stuffy, grabbed up the pieces and chomped like she was going to swallow them in less than a minute. Fortunately, she is also very distractable (with the promise of food of course). 

She is very ready to find her forever family. If you're looking to add a happy, bouncy young lady to your home, please consider her!

Brandi really is a special girl; she is a true GSD and loves with all of her heart and every piece of fur (even the stray ones on the floor!). Despite her previous hardships, the battle wounds on her shoulders, and coming in grossly underweight, she loves fiercely.  Thankfully, her foster family continues to diligently work on helping her to heal from the trauma she experienced during the first part of her life. Unfortunately we don’t know much more about Brandi’s past, but given her wounds it is clear she was mishandled.  As a result, she is timid and fearful with new people, in particular, men.  Therefore, multifaceted and multiple approaches to warm up to Brandi would go a long way with her!  Think of slow, gentle, yet confident, approaches with some tasty treats!  Once the introduction and ‘dating-phase’ is locked-in, we know Brandi will just melt hearts and be an incredible, protective, typical GSD for the right family. She will do best in a home with a family who is familiar or eager to learn the ways of a true GSD - while providing the essentials -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.

Once Brandi warms-up, she has proven to be a ‘LOVE WITH EVERY FIBER’ gal and will absolutely thrive with a calm, confident and patient handler(s), and a forever family that will patiently give her the opportunity to re-learn that she is loved, cared for and that her new life will be filled with all the things she was missing: love, structure, boundaries, routines and guidance. Providing her with these basic needs, you will watch Brandi blossom in front of your eyes.  Her foster family got a sneak peak of her potential (socialization skills, crate trained, house broken, sloppy kisses and more), she just needs a forever family to get her the rest of the way to completely blossom into the beautiful, fiercely loving and fun pooch she has the potential to be.  Brandi will form a healthy bond with her forever family and greatly benefit from continued training once she has had the time to complete her decompression and recognize she is safe with her forever family. 

LETTER FROM BRANDI:

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“It’s me…Hi…It’s me…Brandi!  Where do I start?  I’ve had a really rough life before my Heroes at MAGSR picked me up.  I can’t really remember exactly what happened, but the scars on my shoulders, and how grossly underweight I was because of the lack of food are really good indicators that I was badly mishandled.  I want to love you, I want to love all the nice humans who are trying to take care of me, but the humans that had me before were pretty much the anti-heros…so, it takes me awhile to trust anyone that I won’t be (mis)treated like I was before.  I am trying my hardest, and have been through the best training a dog can receive (Mason Dixon K9), this I am really really grateful for!  I am slowly rebuilding my confidence, learning that I can trust all humans again, but it takes me time.  I like to sniff you out, get used to you and see you a few times.  Once I trust you, I will protect you with my life! I really really want a forever home, a family to protect me, and in return, I will be your fierce protector ‘FUR-ever’! Will you take a chance on me?  I will if you will!!  

MAGSR ID: 14589

Louis V

ADOPTED 02/25/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 months 2 weeks
Color: Black
Current Size: 8 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: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

The fashion puppies found themselves surrendered to an overcrowded shelter as their owner felt they had too many animals. Although clearly social and interactive, a shelter is not a safe place for puppies as they do not have the immune system in place to help them fight off disease. In addition, living in a crowded and stressful environment is not conducive to healthy development. Recognizing that these babies needed to move forward safely, MAGSR stepped forward and welcomed this sweet set of babies to the rescue.

The fashion puppies - Louis V, Prada, Dior, and Chanel - are ready to find their forever families. These babies are social, interactive, and energetic. They are the perfect mix of fun. Dior has an independent and fun-loving personality. She can hold her own in the group and can be a little sassy. This girl will definitely fill your home with giggles. Having lived in an amazing foster home, these babies have begun learning the ins and outs of living in a household. They, like all GSDs, crave structure, leadership, and consistency. Their foster family has worked hard to put this set-up into place. However, it is very important that their forever family continue this process. It is also essential that their forever family continue to provide these babies with socialization in varied environments with varied people and animals. This will help them meet with success. 

Although these babies are beyond adorable, 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, we know that all of the Fashion puppies will meet with success. If lovely Dior sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this sweetheart today!

MAGSR ID: 14368

Prada

ADOPTED 02/25/2024!

Prada adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 months 2 weeks
Color: Black
Current Size: 11 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: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

The fashion puppies found themselves surrendered to an overcrowded shelter as their owner felt they had too many animals. Although clearly social and interactive, a shelter is not a safe place for puppies as they do not have the immune system in place to help them fight off disease. In addition, living in a crowded and stressful environment is not conducive to healthy development. Recognizing that these babies needed to move forward safely, MAGSR stepped forward and welcomed this sweet set of babies to the rescue.

The fashion puppies - Louis V, Prada, Dior, and Chanel - are ready to find their forever families. These babies are social, interactive, and energetic. They are the perfect mix of fun. Dior has an independent and fun-loving personality. She can hold her own in the group and can be a little sassy. This girl will definitely fill your home with giggles. Having lived in an amazing foster home, these babies have begun learning the ins and outs of living in a household. They, like all GSDs, crave structure, leadership, and consistency. Their foster family has worked hard to put this set-up into place. However, it is very important that their forever family continue this process. It is also essential that their forever family continue to provide these babies with socialization in varied environments with varied people and animals. This will help them meet with success. 

Although these babies are beyond adorable, 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, we know that all of the Fashion puppies will meet with success. If lovely Dior sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this sweetheart today!

MAGSR ID: 14367

Chanel

ADOPTED 02/25/2024!

Chanel adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 8 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: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

The fashion puppies found themselves surrendered to an overcrowded shelter as their owner felt they had too many animals. Although clearly social and interactive, a shelter is not a safe place for puppies as they do not have the immune system in place to help them fight off disease. In addition, living in a crowded and stressful environment is not conducive to healthy development. Recognizing that these babies needed to move forward safely, MAGSR stepped forward and welcomed this sweet set of babies to the rescue.

The fashion puppies - Louis V, Prada, Dior, and Chanel - are ready to find their forever families. These babies are social, interactive, and energetic. They are the perfect mix of fun. Chanel is dainty but curious about the world. She can be a little reserved in new situations and will be looking for a calm and confident leader. Having lived in an amazing foster home, these babies have begun learning the ins and outs of living in a household. They, like all GSDs, crave structure, leadership, and consistency. Their foster family has worked hard to put this set-up into place. However, it is very important that their forever family continue this process. It is also essential that their forever family continue to provide these babies with socialization in varied environments with varied people and animals. This will help them meet with success. 

Although these babies are beyond adorable, 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, we know that all of the Fashion puppies will meet with success. If lovely Chanel sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this little honey today!

MAGSR ID: 14386

Merriweather

ADOPTED 02/24/2024!

Merriweather adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 months 4 weeks
Color: White
Current Size: 56 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

The Fairy Sisters - Fern, Merriweather, and Tink - were part of a surprise litter. Although most of their littermates found loving homes, these lovely little ladies were not as lucky. Recognizing that puppies are adorable, but a lot of work, their family decided to surrender them to a shelter. However, this proved to be a dangerous option for these babies. With shelters significantly overcapacity, owner surrenders are often immediately euthanized. In an attempt to save the lives of all three pups, the shelter contacted MAGSR to redirect the Fairy Sisters into our care. Fortunately, our team was able to find incredible foster homes for all three girls. We promised we would find the Fairy Sisters families that would love and cherish them for a lifetime. 

Having moved into loving foster families, all three girls are learning the ins and outs of living in a household. Clearly socialized, Merriweather enthusiastically approaches new people, happily accepts food and treats, and loves a good snuggle. Continued opportunities to socialize with new people and new situations will be critical to Merriweather's success. Smart and quick to pick-up new tricks, the girls are beginning some basic training but they also have plenty of opportunities to play. Recognizing that toys should be a vital part of every household, the Fairy Sisters love toys and are hoping their forever families do too. As these girls continue to move forward, they will benefit from continued work and patience with basic commands and leash manners. With so many new expectations, each of the Fairy Sisters will need time to learn the rules, expectations, and routines of their new homes. 

Although these girls are beyond lovely, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with endless puppy antics. With time, training, and patience, Merriweather and her sisters will develop into good canine citizens. If you are looking for a new family member that loves new opportunities, playtime, and endless snuggles, ask to meet Merriweather today! 

MAGSR ID: 13702

Leon

ADOPTED 02/24/2024!

Leon adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 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: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

Leon and his siblings - Leah and Lenith - were picked up as strays in the south. These babies were brought to a shelter where they waited for their family to come and claim them. No one stepped forward for these babies. Shelters everywhere are being overwhelmed by the number of homeless animals needing placement. Recognizing that these babies deserved every chance at finding safe and loving forever homes, staff at the shelter began looking for rescue placement for this little family. As luck would have it, our team learned that these babies needed a safe option for moving forward. We immediately began working together to provide them with spaces in the MAGSR family.

Leon and his siblings are playful, energetic, and intelligent pups. They were clearly socialized prior to their arrival at the shelter. Staff members were absolutely delighted by these three. Their endless puppy behaviors, goofy antics, and playful nature has kept everyone who meets them smiling. As they move forward, all three puppies are looking for forever homes that will provide them with structure, routine, and clear expectations. This will help these adorable pups grow up into stable and confident adults. Although Leon and his siblings are beyond 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, and training, these babies will develop into the good canine citizens we know they are meant to be. If your family is looking for a loveable little guy like Leon, ask to meet him today!

Updates:

This little dynamo is not just a pup; he's a vibrant bundle of joy with a soft, short coat that adds to his overall charm. Leon's boundless energy is a testament to his health and zest for life .

As with all puppies, Leon is on a journey of discovery, eagerly embracing the world around him. We've been diligently working on house and crate training, boosting his confidence, and instilling basic commands. He's proving to be a quick learner, having already mastered the art of sitting and lying down.

But what truly sets Leon apart is his affectionate nature. This little guy is a total cuddle bug, seeking out love with a gentle lean and always yearning for pets and praise. His ultimate goal? Making his owners happy, a testament to his sweet and eager-to-please personality. Plus, Leon is a food enthusiast, which makes training sessions a breeze – he's all ears when there's a treat involved.

Leon's social skills are blossoming as he interacts gently with our neighbor's children. Although he may be a tad shy in new environments or with unfamiliar faces, his endearing playfulness shines through when he engages with toys and frolics with his foster fur-sister.

Are you ready to embark on the exciting adventure of welcoming Leon into your life? If you're up for the challenge of meeting his physical and mental needs through daily exercise, stimulation, and training, then this charismatic puppy is eagerly waiting to meet you. Apply today, and let Leon bring boundless joy and love to your home!

MAGSR ID: 14292

Gucci

ADOPTED 02/24/2024!

Gucci adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 months 1 week
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 10 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: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

The fashion puppies found themselves surrendered to an overcrowded shelter as their owner felt they had too many animals. Although clearly social and interactive, a shelter is not a safe place for puppies as they do not have the immune system in place to help them fight off disease. In addition, living in a crowded and stressful environment is not conducive to healthy development. Recognizing that these babies needed to move forward safely, MAGSR stepped forward and welcomed this sweet set of babies to the rescue.

The fashion puppies - Gucci, Louis V, Prada, Dior, and Chanel - are ready to find their forever families. These babies are social, interactive, and energetic. They are the perfect mix of fun. Gucci was surrendered to the shelter with her siblings. When MAGSR originally committed to the family, Gucci has been pre-adopted by a family. As a result, we were able to welcome the remaining four siblings and wished Gucci the best with her new family. However, as is MAGSR policy, we did inform the shelter that if the adoption fell through, we would provide Gucci with a place in the MAGSR family. The remaining four puppies joined the MAGSR family and Gucci left with her new family. As luck would have it, a week into the adoption, the family decided they no longer wanted Gucci and wanted to return her immediately. Knowing that we would honor our commitment to this girl, staff members at the shelter contacted our team immediately and Gucci was redirected to MAGSR. We promised Gucci that we would find her the perfect family that would commit to her for a lifetime. 

Gucci is a playful, interactive, and goofy pup. She has had a lot of changes in the last few weeks but is adjusting to everything in a graceful manner. Having lived in a home for a short while, she has had some exposure to living in a home. However, we do not have any information from her previous family. Gucci like all GSDs, craves structure, leadership, and consistency. It is critical that her forever family puts this set-up into place. It is also essential that her forever family continues to provide Gucci with socialization in varied environments with varied people and animals. This will help her meet with success. 

Although these babies are beyond adorable, 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, we know that all of the Fashion puppies will meet with success. If little Miss Gucci sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this stunning baby today!

MAGSR ID: 14372

Errol

ADOPTED 02/23/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

The name Errol is a Scottish surname that can be associated with prominent Scottish aristocrats, however, that couldn’t be further from the case for poor Errol, or The Duke of Errol as we call him.  He was confiscated from his previous owners as he was not only neglected, but abused. Yet, The Duke of Errol has the sweetest demeanor and is happy to have been rescued by MAGSR.  The Duke of Errol is currently around the 60 lb mark, is missing some hair due to neglect, and is hoping to find a loving family to help him live up to his name, an aristocrat of not only your household, but more importantly, your heart!

As we are getting to know The Duke of Errol, we have learned he is incredibly sweet to everyone he meets and is likely good with kids and other dogs. The Duke of Errol would benefit from a family/person who is willing to designate some time to helping him learn the ropes and become the best GSD he can be while he recovers from his horrible past. As is true with all dogs, he would absolutely 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.


If The Duke of Errol sounds like he would be the right fit for you/your family, please arrange for a proper introduction!  The ‘Duke” will need some time to decompress given the abuse and neglect he survived prior to arriving at MAGSR. Ask to meet The Duke of Errol today!

Updates:

Errol is enjoying life in his foster home.  He has great house manners, is housebroken, and crate trained.  He’s a very calm and laid- back boy who loves attention – especially belly rubs.  He walks well on a leash and knows basic commands.  Given his sweet and tolerant nature, it’s hard to believe that he was ever neglected or abused.  If you’re looking for a gentle GSD, consider meeting Errol and giving him the loving home that he deserves.

You know those days where nothing, not a single thing, can go right for you? Poor Errol has been living that day his whole life. Errol came to us from an abusive and neglected home, with heartworms. While we began his treatment directly, we didn't know that Errol had also been dealt a bad hand from the start and was born with a heart condition. We learned this when Errol recently found himself at the Pet ER with almost half a gallon of fluid in his abdomen! Workups with the cardiologist diagnosed him with a form of heart disease called mitral valve dysplasia. The thing about this disease is it puts a large amount of pressure on the left side of the heart, whereas his heartworms are doing the same thing to the right side. As if this wasn't bad enough, he also is suffering from tricuspid valve dysplasia, a rough condition made even more serious due to his heartworms. In fact, the heartworms are causing a litany of serious conditions for Errol including high blood pressure, eosinophilia and other pulmonary concerns. While not all of Errol's problems could have been prevented with heartworm preventatives, he would be in a much more treatable state had someone given him that monthly medication earlier in life. 

 

As you may expect, there are a lot of question marks surrounding Errol's health and his future. He has been prescribed several medications that take some time to become effective before his true prognosis can be determined. He has been placed with an incredible medical foster who is dedicated to getting him to his many appointments, keeping him safe on exercise restriction, and ensuring he gets his many medications on time. Despite the road he has been on, Errol continues to be sweet and loving and we want more than anything to provide him with health and comfort. He is worth every penny but the road ahead is an expensive one for Errol. Would you consider becoming one of his angels and making a donation to his health fund today?

MAGSR ID: 13641

Wesson

ADOPTED 02/17/2024!

Wesson adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 45 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Wesson was picked up in the south as a stray. This handsome guy waited for his family to come and claim him, but no one stepped forward. Although Wesson was clearly meant to live in a loving home, when no one stepped forward for this guy, he was moved to the list for euthanasia. Shelters simply do not have enough spaces for the overwhelming number of animals flowing into their facilities on a daily basis. Although they are trying to help dogs move forward, options are not always available. Wesson got lucky and another group was able to pull him at the last second and keep him safe till they could find a rescue for him. When they learned that MAGSR had an opening for a new dog, we were asked to welcome Wesson to the family. Who could deny this sweet face? 

As Wesson was located a distance from us, he needed a little extra help arriving in the MAGSR family. So, we were able to work with another incredible group, Pilots and Paws, who made sure that Wesson arrived in style. This boy sure has had a lot of people in his corner ensuring that finds an amazing forever home. Wesson is an active, intelligent, and playful guy. This boy is looking for an adventurous family that will engage him in daily activities. A family that will not only exercise his mind but also his body is key to Wesson's success. A family that will help provide structure, routine, and leadership will help Wesson thrive. Although we do not know much about his past, we do know that Wesson's future is bright. He is eager to learn and is food motivated. This happy guy will be a star at training. Not only will training help Wesson develop the strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him learn the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. If Wesson sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this boy today!

MAGSR ID: 14288

Hunter

ADOPTED 02/17/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 11 months 3 weeks
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 46 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Handsome Hunter was found running around outside of an apartment complex in a busy city. As it was clear this boy was hungry, cold, and scared, the finder contacted an area shelter that came and picked up this sweet guy. Although Hunter was heading indoors with food, shelter, and medical care available, he was also heading into an overcapacity shelter whose facility simply cannot accommodate the endless number of homeless animals entering it on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this is the reality of many shelters throughout the country. Recognizing that this pup deserved the opportunity to grow up in a loving household, MAGSR stepped forward and welcomed Hunter into the family. 

Hunter is a young, intelligent, and affectionate guy. He loves romping around outside and is learning about the joys of toys. Still discovering the ins and outs of living in a household, Hunter will benefit greatly from clear structure, routine, and leadership. We do not know anything about Hunter's past, but we do know that his future is bright with MAGSR. As is true of all young shepherds, it is critical that Hunter's family continue his socialization. Opportunities to learn about new people, animals, and environments will help Hunter further develop his confidence in the world around him. It is also essential that Hunter participate in training. Not only will training help Hunter develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him grow up to become a good canine citizen. If this sweetheart seems like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today! 

Updates:

Hunter is a smart and lovable pup. He's got lots of energy and plenty of puppy antics, but is quickly learning the house rules. He is fully housebroken, crate-trained, and sleeps through the night in his crate. He's also a gem in the car. He is currently working on his commands and is doing very well in this department. He knows sit, down, shake, wait, stay, gentle, out, and no. 

Hunter loves playing with toys, whether it be outside or inside. He is learning how to play fetch, though it seems to us that he sometimes prefers to play keep away. He has done well around our two dogs (one smaller and one bigger) and has shown no negative reactivity on this front. He is definitely interested in playing and does so as a mouthy puppy, but we are working with him to learn to calm down and chill out when needed.

Hunter definitely needs someone that will instill structure, training, and consistency as this extremely smart boy will try to push the limits if he is allowed to do so, but given these things, he will flourish and become a wonderful companion for life. So much so, if we didn't already have two of our own, we'd probably try to keep him for ourselves. 

MAGSR ID: 14299

Kai + Quetta

ADOPTED 02/15/2024!

Kai & Quetta
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Gender: Pair
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: Kai: 74 lbs, Quetta: 63 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Kai: 78 lbs, Quetta: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Quetta and Kai were surrendered to a local shelter when their family could no longer care for them. Although they were clearly loved, these two were, understandably, a little lost finding themselves at a crowded shelter rather than at home. Recognizing that this pair deserved a forever family that would keep them together for a lifetime, shelter staff sent out a plea for rescue help. Having worked with several sets of bonded pairs over the years, our team recognizes the importance of keeping family together. We know that when given the chance to find the right match, these two will find an amazing family. It is our honor to welcome them to the MAGSR family. 

As Kai and Quetta are a bonded pair, they are looking for an incredible forever family that has room in their hearts for two. They are quite the complementary pair. Kai is the pushy goofball. He likes to make a game of everything and always wants to be part of any interaction. As a young guy, he has some good energy and is hoping his forever family enjoys adventures and plenty of playtime. Quetta is your sweet and affectionate velcro dog. She likes to know where her people are at all times and is beyond happy to snuggle up for extra chin scratches. Quetta tends to bring the calming aspect to the pair. Playful and well-matched together, these two definitely enjoy their daily play sessions. They understand the joy of toys and hope their forever family has plenty of them. When playtime is done, Quetta and Kai love to settle down and relax near their people. Although they love their people, Kai and Quetta love each other as well. They prefer to remain close together and tend to stress when separated.  

Typical of the breed, this pair bonds strongly and quickly to their people. It is key that their forever family work with them to create a strong and healthy bond. Training will be critical to their success. Not only will training help both Kai and Quetta develop a healthy relationship with their family, but it will also help them develop into good canine citizens. Food motivated and incredibly gentle with treats, this pair will be the top of their class. Having clearly lived in a home, Quetta and Kai are housebroken and crate trained. They seem to understand many of the ins and outs of living in a household. Although they have many of the foundational skills needed to meet with success, they, like any new family member, will need time to adjust to their forever family. The opportunity to adjust will help everyone meet with success. Quetta and Kai are a special pair that is looking for an adoring family that will love them for a lifetime. If they sound like the right match for your household, please ask to meet them today!

MAGSR ID: 14318

Dior

ADOPTED 02/14/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 9 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: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

The fashion puppies found themselves surrendered to an overcrowded shelter as their owner felt they had too many animals. Although clearly social and interactive, a shelter is not a safe place for puppies as they do not have the immune system in place to help them fight off disease. In addition, living in a crowded and stressful environment is not conducive to healthy development. Recognizing that these babies needed to move forward safely, MAGSR stepped forward and welcomed this sweet set of babies to the rescue.

The fashion puppies - Louis V, Prada, Dior, and Chanel - are ready to find their forever families. These babies are social, interactive, and energetic. They are the perfect mix of fun. Dior has an independent and fun-loving personality. She can hold her own in the group and can be a little sassy. This girl will definitely fill your home with giggles. Having lived in an amazing foster home, these babies have begun learning the ins and outs of living in a household. They, like all GSDs, crave structure, leadership, and consistency. Their foster family has worked hard to put this set-up into place. However, it is very important that their forever family continue this process. It is also essential that their forever family continue to provide these babies with socialization in varied environments with varied people and animals. This will help them meet with success. 

Although these babies are beyond adorable, 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, we know that all of the Fashion puppies will meet with success. If lovely Dior sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet this sweetheart today!

MAGSR ID: 14366

Maya

ADOPTED 02/13/2024!

Maya adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 51 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Sweet Maya came to MAGSR after she was confiscated from a cruelty and neglect case.  Maya and her brother were severely neglected and malnourished, only being fed a small portion of a chicken thigh a week. Unfortunately, her brother succumbed to malnourishment before we could save him.  

Since we’ve had Maya in our care, we are still learning about her, but do know beyond her shyness, she is very sweet.  Obviously given what she experienced, she will need time to decompress, learn to trust people and realize she is safe.  Maya is thought to be between 1-2 years and will need training.  

An ideal family or companion for Maya will need to be understanding, patient and willing to give her the space and time, given what she went through, but also won’t be afraid to set and reinforce boundaries.  She will need to learn how to be a dog, how to play and build her confidence. Sweet Maya will need basic training, consistency, and routine to help her continue on this journey. 

We believe that in the right environment, Maya will continue to come out of her shell once she is given an opportunity to fully decompress and understand that she is finally safe, not just short term, but for the rest of her life. 

If sweet Maya sounds like your ideal ‘FURever’ companion, please consider adopting her!

MAGSR ID: 14145

Champ

ADOPTED 02/13/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 11 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 50 pounds
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 pounds
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 Champ's life was filled with challenges and suffering prior to his confiscation, he still wants to connect with his people. Very intelligent and appreciative of a calm and confident handler, Champ does well when given a chance to build trust with his people. Having been starved, Champ is still learning that regular meals and kindness are part of his daily routine. Although he needs a little time to adjust, Champ is already making significant strides. He is an incredible example of resilience in the wake of so much pain. As is true of all shepherds, Champ 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 Champ will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Champ 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 Champ develop a strong, healthy  bond with his forever family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Champ is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime and show him the kindness he missed out on for so many years. If he sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Champ today!

Updates:

Champ is simply a big sweet boy.  We have nick-named him Teddy because he wants to snuggle up on the couch with his people.  While very hesitant when we first welcomed him to our home, just a few days later he has gained confidence and relaxed.  He is housebroken but just starting to learn the basic obedience commands.  He is fine with other dogs and loves chasing the ball in the backyard with our 5 year old bossy female GSD.  And he is also very easy to walk on leash. 

MAGSR ID: 13118

Murphy

ADOPTED 02/11/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 1 month
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

Sophie

ADOPTED 02/04/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Stunning Sophie is a victim of cruelty and neglect. Fortunately, word got out about her situation and animal control confiscated her from her owners. Arriving at a shelter with a large wound on her back, hair missing in spots, limited fat and muscle on her body, and an overall poor body condition, shelter staff knew this girl needed a lot of support. They got right to work making sure she had what she needed and were impressed by how sweet and even tempered she appeared. Although staff members were doing everything they could to help Sophie heal, with an overwhelming number of dogs arriving at the shelter on a daily basis they knew she was living on borrowed time. As the days passed and no one stepped forward to welcome Sophie into their home, staff began to worry that Sophie wouldn't make it out alive. A plea for help went out. When we learned about Sophie's story, team MAGSR knew this lovely girl deserved the opportunity to find her forever family. 

Sophie is intelligent, energetic, and ready to move forward. She craves leadership and direction. As is true of all young shepherds, Sophie will thrive when provided with structure and routine. Excited to learn, Sophie is already picking up some basic commands and is definitely motivated by treats. Due to her past, we do not know if Sophie understands the ins and outs of living in a household. However, we know she is beyond ready to enjoy the comforts and routines of a loving home. As she moves forward, Sophie will benefit from training. Not only will training help Sophie bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Sophie is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided with a monthly heartworm preventative. Sophie's treatment has just begun and, unsurprisingly, she is handling everything well. Although heartworm treatment is very expensive, we know that this special girl is more than worth the cost. MAGSR will cover the entirety of Sophie's heartworm treatment. Please consider donating to Sophie's care as it will not only help us provide the funding needed to support Sophie, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs with medical needs. Sophie will need to take it slow over the next few months while she heals. However, this will give her time to adjust to her forever home. If this stunning girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

Updates:

Sophie has made incredible strides since first joining the MAGSR family. Medically, she looks like a new dog. Sophie has healed nicely, her fur is shiny, and she is now just the right size. Our team has worked hard to ensure that Sophie has had everything she needs to meet with success. As Sophie's medical needs have been addressed, our team has been giving her opportunities to learn about new people, experience new places, and develop her knowledge of the expectations needed to be a good canine citizen. To help her along her journey, Sophie was placed with one of our amazing foster families a few months ago. This family has been teaching Sophie the ins and outs of living with a family while also giving her the chance to participate in training. As an incredibly intelligent and outgoing girl, Sophie has shined in training. She has mastered her basic commands and hopes that her forever family will continue to support her learning. Having worked with one of our fabulous training Partners, Mason Dixon K9, Sophie and her family will have a lifetime of training support when she moves forward. Sophie has asked us to find her a family that will welcome her on their daily adventures and give her plenty of snuggles at night. We know the perfect family is right around the corner waiting for this lovely girl. If you are looking for a great balance of energy, intelligence, and companionship, look no further than Sophie. 

MAGSR ID: 13267

Errol

ADOPTED 02/03/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

The name Errol is a Scottish surname that can be associated with prominent Scottish aristocrats, however, that couldn’t be further from the case for poor Errol, or The Duke of Errol as we call him.  He was confiscated from his previous owners as he was not only neglected, but abused. Yet, The Duke of Errol has the sweetest demeanor and is happy to have been rescued by MAGSR.  The Duke of Errol is currently around the 60 lb mark, is missing some hair due to neglect, and is hoping to find a loving family to help him live up to his name, an aristocrat of not only your household, but more importantly, your heart!

As we are getting to know The Duke of Errol, we have learned he is incredibly sweet to everyone he meets and is likely good with kids and other dogs. The Duke of Errol would benefit from a family/person who is willing to designate some time to helping him learn the ropes and become the best GSD he can be while he recovers from his horrible past. As is true with all dogs, he would absolutely 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.


If The Duke of Errol sounds like he would be the right fit for you/your family, please arrange for a proper introduction!  The ‘Duke” will need some time to decompress given the abuse and neglect he survived prior to arriving at MAGSR. Ask to meet The Duke of Errol today!

Updates:

Errol is enjoying life in his foster home.  He has great house manners, is housebroken, and crate trained.  He’s a very calm and laid- back boy who loves attention – especially belly rubs.  He walks well on a leash and knows basic commands.  Given his sweet and tolerant nature, it’s hard to believe that he was ever neglected or abused.  If you’re looking for a gentle GSD, consider meeting Errol and giving him the loving home that he deserves.

You know those days where nothing, not a single thing, can go right for you? Poor Errol has been living that day his whole life. Errol came to us from an abusive and neglected home, with heartworms. While we began his treatment directly, we didn't know that Errol had also been dealt a bad hand from the start and was born with a heart condition. We learned this when Errol recently found himself at the Pet ER with almost half a gallon of fluid in his abdomen! Workups with the cardiologist diagnosed him with a form of heart disease called mitral valve dysplasia. The thing about this disease is it puts a large amount of pressure on the left side of the heart, whereas his heartworms are doing the same thing to the right side. As if this wasn't bad enough, he also is suffering from tricuspid valve dysplasia, a rough condition made even more serious due to his heartworms. In fact, the heartworms are causing a litany of serious conditions for Errol including high blood pressure, eosinophilia and other pulmonary concerns. While not all of Errol's problems could have been prevented with heartworm preventatives, he would be in a much more treatable state had someone given him that monthly medication earlier in life. 

 

As you may expect, there are a lot of question marks surrounding Errol's health and his future. He has been prescribed several medications that take some time to become effective before his true prognosis can be determined. He has been placed with an incredible medical foster who is dedicated to getting him to his many appointments, keeping him safe on exercise restriction, and ensuring he gets his many medications on time. Despite the road he has been on, Errol continues to be sweet and loving and we want more than anything to provide him with health and comfort. He is worth every penny but the road ahead is an expensive one for Errol. Would you consider becoming one of his angels and making a donation to his health fund today?

MAGSR ID: 13641

River

ADOPTED 02/03/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 62 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

A river is a natural flow of water that provides nourishment to many things along the way.  Much like a river, our latest addition to the MAGSR family, River, is sure to be a nourishment of love and snuggles to his furever family.  The story of River is one of rapid change; he found himself in unfamiliar territory as an owner-surrender to animal control, and moments before he was scheduled to be euthanized, MAGSR swooped in and saved River from ‘drying up’.  

We are still getting to know him, but his foster family reports that he is a near perfect boy!  We believe River to be between 1-2 years old and has done an amazing job transitioning from his previous life to his new environment.  River is housebroken and doesn’t appear to have issues with being put in the crate, including overnight. So far, River has been properly introduced to the resident dogs and cats, and hasn’t had issues. If he does find himself with a family that has cats, it’s best for those cats to be more on the ‘dog-savvy’ side, as Mr. River is quite curious! 

River is eager to please his humans, but will need to be trained and given the opportunity to show he can be a well mannered boy. He will thrive in a home and environment where he will be provided the basic necessities -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.  

If River sounds like the happy hours, days and weeks you would like to emBARK upon, please ask to add him to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 13999

Huntington

ADOPTED 01/31/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 3 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 84 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: No

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

Handsome Huntington has known the warmth of a very loving family, but unfortunately a family health issue has forced an unthinkable and very hard decision to do what is best for this stunning, smart, working-line, pure German Shepherd.  While having to make the most difficult decision, Hunter's family made the right choice and we have a lot of information on Handsome Huntington to ensure he goes to the perfect family!

Huntington is a well mannered, housebroken, working-line GSD that has some training and knows many commands - he even knows how to “smile” for the vet for a teeth check!  Since Huntington is of working-line, he is not for the novice GSD/dog owner and would do best in a household who is experienced with working-line GSD’s. This household will need to know how to provide an environment, structure, balance and the leadership needed for him to thrive.  

Handsome Huntington is eager to please and is treat driven, something that will come in handy when reinforcing boundaries, training and teaching new commands.  He is well versed in these commands: sit, down, with me, wait, curb, place, break, up, come, Gee (right), Haw (left), around, other side, peek-a-boo and so much more! In addition to his impressive working-line resume, he has lived with two older cats, has been around other dogs and kids, but is particular with who he will interact with - a steadfast trait of working-line GSD.  

Huntington will probably need some time and extra treats to decompress. This will give him the chance to fully understand the change in his situation and that his new family will love him just the same, if not more!  He is eager to please, but boundaries and training will need to continue in order for him to shine bright and show what a well mannered ‘Handsome Hunter’ can add to the right family. He will thrive in a home and environment where he will be provided the basic necessities associated with a seasoned GSD owner and a family familiar with the working-line breed of the GSD, which includes, but is not limited to ongoing training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.  

If you think you are ready for Handsome Huntington to blaze trails or snuggle up to, please ask to add Huntington to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 14328

Odin

ADOPTED 01/27/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Odin was absolutely adored by his dad. However, when unforeseen circumstances arose, his dad knew he could no longer provide Odin with the life he deserved. So, the decision was made to surrender Odin to MAGSR. We promised Odin's dad that we would find him a forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Odin is an outstanding dog. He is intelligent, playful, and energetic. A fan of adventures, Odin is looking for a family that will give him daily exercise for both his body and his mind. This help Odin maintain a stable and confident personality. It is highly apparent that his dad put foundational skills in place to help Odin meet with success. Odin was well socialized in various environments and with various people. As a well socialized dog is a happy dog, his forever family will need to continue this process. A fan of other dogs, Odin enjoys his playtime and can be a goofy guy. Opportunities to socialize in safe and structured environments will be critical to maintaining these skills. As is true of all GSDs, Odin is looking for a family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership he needs to meet with success. With a few commands in place already, Odin is ready to continue training. Training will not only help Odin develop into a good canine citizen, but it will also help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family. Having lived in a household, Odin already knows many of the ins and outs of living in a home. He is already housebroken and crate trained! However, as is true of all new family members, Odin will need time to adjust to the specific routines of his family. Given time, patience, and structure, we know he will succeed. Odin is looking for a forever family that will love and protect him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 13616

Lucy

ADOPTED 01/27/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 months 1 week
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Little Miss Lucy was found all alone on the streets of a busy city. Fortunately, a good Samaritan found her and brought her to a shelter hoping she would find her forever family. Although Lucy waited to be reclaimed, no one stepped up for her. As a shelter environment is not a good place for a baby, we were lucky to be able to step in and help this little sweetheart move forward. 

Lovely Lucy is an absolute doll. This little girl is in many ways your typical young shepherd. Lucy is wiggly, playful, and inquisitive. Fortunately, Lucy's foster family is already starting to socialize this little lady. However, it is imperative that Lucy's forever family continue this process. She will need opportunities to interact with new people, animals, and environments. These experiences will help Lucy develop into a confident and stable adult dog. Lucy is still learning the ins and outs of living in a home. However, this little girl is making great strides. Consistency, routine, and patience will help Lucy continue to meet with success. Although Lucy is 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 and patience, we know that Lucy will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If this little girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 14298

Knight

ADOPTED 01/14/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 92 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 95 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Knight was adored by his family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer provide him with the life that he deserved. Recognizing that this big guy would be most successful if placed within a rescue, they reached out to MAGSR for rescue placement. Upon meeting Knight, we knew that this guy was special and would be an excellent addition to the MAGSR family. We promised his previous owners that we would find him an amazing forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Knight is a big, handsome, intelligent guy. He was clearly well socialized with other people. However, he was in need of a few additional manners when he arrived in our care. Using his size to his advantage, Knight enjoyed pulling his handler behind him on walks and adventures. Although Knight seemed to find this arrangement acceptable, it created a little too much additional work for his handlers. Recognizing that Knight would need a little support as he moved forward, our volunteers immediately stepped in and began teaching him manners. A smart guy, it did not take night long to understand the rules and expectations in place went on leash. With clear leadership and direction, this big guy is quickly making improvements. Knight is already making huge strides with obedience; however, it is critical that his forever family continue this process. Training will be a key component to his success. Not only will training help Knight create a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a good canine citizen.

As a young guy, Knight has plenty of energy and an exuberance for life. He is looking for an active family that will take him along on their adventures. With a solid understanding of toys, Knight is hoping that his forever family enjoys playtime as much as he does. He is still learning to return toys when thrown, but we know these skills will develop with time. Knight is searching for a forever family that will provide him with the time, training, and endless cuddles that he knows he deserves. If this big boy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.

Updates:

Knight has moved in to Foster accommodations and has begun his path to learn about behaving himself in a house as part of a pack. He's still a big exuberant pup but is very smart and is learning quickly what is expected of him. His Foster is willing to take him to training as a part of the path to help him find his forever home. As a very large dog, it's important that he knows what is expected of him and how he's to behave. Stay tuned for future updates on his progress.

MAGSR ID: 13723

Pumpkin

ADOPTED 01/13/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 12 months 2 days
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 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: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

The Fall puppies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato (Tator) - were an accidental litter. Raised together with their parents, these dogs have had the chance to learn many doggy social skills. Although their human family enjoyed the puppies, it can be difficult to care for a large litter and challenging to find safe and loving homes. Recognizing that the Fall puppies would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue, their family contacted MAGSR. We promised that we would find each pup a safe and loving forever family that would cherish these babies for a lifetime. 

The Fall puppies are very large babies for their age. They are clearly big fans of food. Having spent time outside, these babies love the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors. So, they are hoping their forever families love adventures. Although these babies have been socialized well with their doggy family, they have not been exposed to many new people or situations. Socialization is critical to their success. Recognizing that social skills are essential as the Fall puppies move forward, our amazing volunteers are already beginning this process. Learning the ins and outs of living in a household, these babies are learning the joys of endless toys, comfortable beds, and loads of love. As they continue to move forward, all six babies will strive in households that will provide the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds crave. 

Although these babies are absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless antics. With time, training, and patience, all 6 babies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato - will develop into good canine citizens. If one of the Fall puppies sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet these fluffy bundles of joy today!

 

Updates:

She hasn't been in the crate since Thanksgiving and she's done super well. She plays some while I'm gone at work during the day by herself with toys with her foster sister, Sage, but mostly sleeps.

She only had two accidents in the house over a month and a half ago when she was going through her upset tummy stage, but tried her best to make it outside!

She likes walks on leashes and loves playing the backyard with toys, but mostly with her foster sister. She definitely would benefit from individualized leash training, (she does excellent when I only have her on leash and a family member visiting has Sage, but is a strong puller when I walk both of them together which is the daily norm). 

She knows: sit, come, touch, drop it/ leave it, move (she's a big girl and can block you in a room!). However, she would still benefit from lots more training as she's so smart she'll look at you to respond to a command and if she knows there's no treats on hand, sometimes she'll turn away.

She took a 9 hr road trip over winter break with me and did excellent riding in the car. She also LOVED being in a house with more people. Every time my stepmom, dad, or sister would enter a room she would greet them for pets with a big wagging tail. She also did great playing with a third young dog in the house, and a fourth senior dog who didn't want to be bothered and she left alone.

In the short time I saw her in a family environment with other pets it's clear she would be a great addition to a family but she also does well alone with me. She might prefer more people and I would say she definitely prefers dog siblings to play with.

 

MAGSR ID: 13692

Fern

ADOPTED 01/09/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 months 3 weeks
Color: White
Current Size: 30 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Puppy in training
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Yes, with proper introduction
Other Dogs OK: Likely
DESCRIPTION:
The Fairy Sisters - Fern, Merriweather, and Tink - were part of a surprise litter. Although most of their littermates found loving homes, these lovely little ladies were not as lucky. Recognizing that puppies are adorable, but a lot of work, their family decided to surrender them to a shelter. However, this proved to be a dangerous option for these babies. With shelters significantly overcapacity, owner surrenders are often immediately euthanized. In an attempt to save the lives of all three pups, the shelter contacted MAGSR to redirect the Fairy Sisters into our care. Fortunately, our team was able to find incredible foster homes for all three girls. We promised we would find the Fairy Sisters families that would love and cherish them for a lifetime. 
 
Having moved into loving foster families, all three girls are learning the ins and outs of living in a household. Although their sisters were clearly well socialized with new people and in new situations, Fern seems to be lacking confidence with new people, animals, and environments. Continued opportunities to socialize with new people and new situations will be critical to Fern's success as she develops into a confident and stable adult. Unsure about new things, Fern's foster is patiently working with her to learn the joys of playtime with people, animals and toys. Fern is learning but will need continued opportunities to meet with success. As the Fairy sisters continue to move forward, they will benefit from continued work and patience with basic commands and leash manners. With so many new expectations, each of the Fairy Sisters will need time to learn the rules, expectations, and routines of their new homes. 
 
Although these girls are beyond lovely, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with endless puppy antics. With time, training, and patience, Fern and her sisters will develop into good canine citizens. If you are looking for a new family member that will fill your home with little paws, ask to meet Fern today! 
Updates:

Fern is a true sweetheart-- eager to please and motivated by praise and affection making her a quick study! Fern loves to play with other dogs after proper introductions, and would fit easily into most pack structures. She is also enjoying snuggly cats. Typical of a young GSD, she won't say no to a game of "chase the cat" but is also very easy to curb. Fern walks better on a leash than most adult, trained dogs we've met and takes a lot of confidence and direction from her handler. She is very sensitive and needs a patient, positive hand to show her what you want, and boundaries to help her understand what's expected of her. Believe me, she will try her heart out for you! While she still has plenty of energy, she loves nothing better than a good snuggle on the couch at the end of the day. Would you like to be her forever snuggle partner? 

 

MAGSR ID: 13722

Delgado

ADOPTED 01/07/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 5 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Delgado has had himself a rough time, he found himself at the shelter. One day he got adopted but shortly thereafter he found himself on the streets again and in another shelter.

Delgado is a sweet boy who loves zooming around and playing ball, he needs some manners but knows many commands. He received a gold star at the vet for his behavior! If you are interested in giving this boy his final forever home, ask to meet him today!!

MAGSR ID: 14002

Zoe

ADOPTED 01/07/2024!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 7 months
Color: black and silver
Current Size: 58 pounds
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 pounds
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Likely
DESCRIPTION:

Zoe and her buddy, Nala, were surrendered to a local shelter, as their owner was not keeping them from wandering in their community. Having landed in an overcrowded shelter, both girls were living on borrowed time. Fortunately, shelter staff recognized that these girls were special and began networking them in the hopes that they would find rescue placement. When we learned about their potential fate, team MAGSR stepped in to ensure that both girls could move forward safely. We are thrilled to have been able to welcome them to MAGSR. 

 

Zoe is friendly and interactive. She was clearly well-socialized with people. As an energetic girl who loves to romp around, Zoe is looking for an active family that loves an adventure. With daily exercise for her body and her mind, Zoe will be ready for chill time with her people. True of all young dogs, Zoe will thrive in a household that provides her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds crave. Although she has done well with other dogs, Zoe, like her buddy, does have a high-prey drive. As a result, she is not a good match for households with small animals. Having previously lived in a home, Zoe does know many of the ins and outs of living in a household. However, as is true of any new family member, Zoe will need time to adjust to the routines and expectations of her forever family. Given opportunities to meet with success, Zoe will rise to the occasion. As Zoe moves forward, training will be critical to her success. Training will provide Zoe with the foundational skills needed to develop into a stable and confident canine citizen. It will also give her the opportunity to develop a healthy and trusting relationship with her forever family. Zoe is a special girl that is looking for that incredible family that will adore her for a lifetime. Could that family be you?

 

MAGSR ID: 13632

T-Rex

ADOPTED 01/06/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

T-Rex was found wandering the wilds of the south and was on the edge of extinction before a kind samaritan found this poor fella!  We don’t know a lot about him, but as we do get to know T-Rex, we are discovering that despite his poor health and emaciation (2/9 body scale), he has a very sweet demeanor and really likes everyone he meets! T-Rex is thought to be around 3 years old and is likely housebroken, but will definitely need training to ensure he learns proper manners and can be the best GSD he can be. 

Given T-Rex’s past, he is eager to find the right FUR-ever family that is willing to give him extra love, time and obviously food so he can fully recover from his not so dino-mite past.  T-Rex would really thrive in an environment where he is provided the basic necessities of a true GSD/furry family member -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.  

If T-Rex sounds like the adventure you would like to emBARK upon, please ask to add him to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 13640

Jerry Lee

ADOPTED 01/05/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 5 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 63 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Jerry Lee is a victim of cruelty and neglect.  He was confiscated and charges were brought against his owner. Jerry Lee has moved on from his horrible past and is looking ahead to the future. Jerry Lee is a young, energetic, intelligent guy. He is looking for an active household that will provide him with the clear structure and routine that all shepherds need. Consistency and leadership are essential to developing stable and confident adult German shepherd. Coming from a situation with little opportunity for affection or interaction with the world around him, Jerry Lee is learning about the smells, sounds, and sites around him. He can be a little timid at first; however, patience and confidence go a long way with him. As is true of all young dogs, Jerry Lee will need daily exercise for both his mind and his body. This will help him develop the ability to handle new people and situations in a calm and composed manner, as well as help him develop a healthy mindset. Continued socialization is also critical for Jerry Lee as he has spent his first year with limited interactions. Providing Jerry Lee with opportunities to interact with people and other animals in a controlled manner will help him develop essential skills that could not be established while chained up. Training will be an essential piece of this process, as it will not only help Jerry Lee learn to develop a healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to be a good canine citizen. Fortunately, Jerry Lee has already learned many of his basic commands. Further practice will help him develop the stability needed to meet with success. It is important that his new family understands the needs of the breed. If Jerry Lee sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.

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

MAGSR ID: 14001

Martin

ADOPTED 01/05/2024!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 5 months
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Description: Martin’s story is one of confusion and heartache. He was ‘raised’ somewhere in Louisiana with 10 other dogs, but these poor pups were neglected and left to live a life outside, (occasionally inside), without consistent and proper care.  After a wellness check, animal control negotiated to take Martin in hopes of providing him with a better life.  When MAGSR heard about Martin, we stepped up to save this sweet, and incredibly fluffy, boy.  Despite his rocky past, he has an incredibly sweet disposition displaying love and gratitude.  Oh, and did we mention adorably fluffy?

As we get to know him through his foster family, he appears to be well mannered, and house broken.  Martin doesn't mind short periods of time in the crate, as long as he can see you or other dogs.  His foster family is waiting to introduce him to the resident cats until he is able to decompress a little and understand he is safe, loved and will be cared for.  Martin enjoyed his day at the spa, and relished in the newly found attention a good cleansing bath gave him. His foster family did notice he wasn’t confident in stairs, so this would be something to work towards in his forever home.

Martin will need time to decompress and fully understand he will be living indoors with a family that will properly love and care for him.  He is eager to please, but will need to be properly trained in order to shine bright and show what a well mannered ‘Southern Boy’ can add to the right family. He will thrive in a home and environment where he will be provided the basic necessities -  training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.  

If you think you would like to add some ‘Southern Charm’ to your household, please ask to add Martin to your family today!

Updates:

Martin joined our family two weeks ago and settled in so easily from day 1!.  He is such a mild mannered, sweet and fluffy guy who just loves to be smothered with snuggles and hugs.  He enjoys playing with our energetic 1 year old GSD as well as just chilling in my office for hours.  He is definitely not a alpha and does not seem to mind my bossy older GSD female.  He is also just fine with our cat and after early interest when they first met, generally just ignores her.   He loves to be outside and would be happy to keep you company while you worked in the yard.  He is not at all aggressive or demanding.  He is very easy going and does not seem to get stressed by new situations.  He loves to explore the toys in the toy basket, pick out the perfect one and wander around the house showing everyone.  We have not heard him bark yet, even with the neighbor dogs on the fence line.  He is a tail waggin' happy to meet you kind of guy!  He enjoys the company of our other dogs (we have two) but would be fine as the lone dog as well – he just seems very adaptable.  With his friendly, calm demeanor, it would be easy to imagine him visiting hospitals or nursing homes – he is such a great guy! 

Was so fun to watch him experience his first snow on Monday – Being a southern boy, he was not quite sure what to make of it but the cold air sure felt good with that thick coat.  Watch the video and you will see the joy!

Things we are working on:  Martin is a bit of a counter surfer/noser but responds to verbal correction (human and canine) easily.  Big victory yesterday, as he bravely climbed the stairs to the second floor.  Now he can sleep with the pack upstairs!  Although he enjoys a car ride, he does not like to get into the car so we currently have to pick him up to get him in.  As he gains more trust with us, I’m sure that will get easier.  He is not a fan of the crate so we are working on that.  Really though, for a shepherd, so far, easy to correct behaviors.

If you are looking for the smarts and good looks of a shepherd AND the easy going, gentle  disposition of a retriever, Martin might be perfect for your family!

We take all fosters to my parents to see if they are gentle with seniors and Martin scores a 10 out of 10!  My parents are 89 and 82 and Martin was incredibly gentle, did not jump on them and was happy to sit in front of them for lots and lots of petting.   He would be amazing as a volunteer at a senior center or hospital – his gentleness instantly drops the blood pressure in the room and brings smiles and engagement.

We did learn something today during our visit --- Martin is capable of opening latch doors (not the round knob kind) and wandering off – Thankfully, he was found quickly but any potential adopter needs to be aware of his newfound ability and wanderlust.

MAGSR ID: 14000

Nala

ADOPTED 12/30/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 7 months
Color: black and silver
Current Size: 57 pounds
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 pounds
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Nala and her buddy, Zoe, were surrendered to a local shelter, as their owner was not keeping them from wandering in their community. Having landed in an overcrowded shelter, both girls were living on borrowed time. Fortunately, shelter staff recognized that these girls were special and began networking them in the hopes that they would find rescue placement. When we learned about their potential fate, team MAGSR stepped in to ensure that both girls could move forward safely. We are thrilled to have been able to welcome them to MAGSR. 

Nala is incredibly sweet and good natured with everyone she meets. Clearly well-socialized with people, Nala is affectionate and playful. Still a young girl, Nala will thrive in a household that provides her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds crave. Although she has done well with other dogs, Nala does have a high-prey drive. As a result, she is not a good match for households with small animals or free range farm animals.  Having previously lived in a home, Nala does know many of the ins and outs of living in a household. However, as is true of any new family member, Nala will need time to adjust to the routines and expectations of her forever family. Given opportunities to meet with success, Nala will rise to the occasion. As Nala moves forward, training will be critical to her success. Training will provide Nala with the foundational skills needed to develop into a stable and confident canine citizen. It will also give her the opportunity to develop a healthy and trusting relationship with her forever family. Nala is looking for an active household that will cherish her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 13633

Winchester

ADOPTED 12/19/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 79 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Wonderful Winchester was picked up as a stray in the south. Like so many dogs he was on his way to an overcrowded animal shelter, fortunately, another rescue stepped in to help. Winchester waited patiently for his family to come and claim him. However, when no one came forward after his stray hold, the other rescue began looking for a family that would welcome him into their home. They thought Winchester had found his forever family, however, at the last second, the family changed their mind and Winchester was left without a place to go. Knowing this boy deserved better, the rescue reached out to MAGSR for help. We knew this guy would be a great addition to the family and welcomed him in. 

Winchester is definitely a handsome guy both inside and out. He is social, energetic, and intelligent. Clearly well socialized with other animals, Winchester understands many of the social rules needed to meet with success with his furry friends. Also well socialized with people, Winchester is interactive and playful. As is true of all young shepherds, it is critical that his family continue to provide him with the structure, routine, leadership, and socialization needed to meet with success. Winchester was lucky to have been placed with a foster family in the south while waiting for a forever family. This family began working with him to understand the ins and outs of a household. Clearly a quick learner, Winchester began picking up skills quickly. Although he has had success in the home, Winchester will, just like any new dog, need time to adjust to the rules and expectations of his forever home. Winchester is excited to go to training with his family. This experience will not only help him create a strong bond with his family, but it will also help him develop the skills he needs to be a good canine citizen. Winchester is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. Could that family be you?

 

MAGSR ID: 13620

Roman

ADOPTED 12/12/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 48 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Sweet Roman was dumped in a sheriff's parking lot in the south. With no one around to take responsibility for him, Roman was brought to an animal shelter in town where staff members immediately fell in love with this guy. Although they knew this guy was a good candidate for adoption, no one stepped forward for Roman. Due to endless overcrowding, once his stray hold was up, Roman was on borrowed time. Knowing that Roman deserved every opportunity to thrive in a home of his very own, staff members at the shelter began reaching out for help. When MAGSR heard that Roman needed rescue placement, we knew this boy was the perfect candidate for the MAGSR family. 

Roman is one handsome dude. Typical of young shepherds, he is curious, energetic, and intelligent. Although very sweet, it does take Roman a little time to adjust to new people. It seems that he was not as well socialized as expected at his age. However, with a little time and patience, Roman does enjoy the company of his people. Currently living with an experienced foster family, Roman is benefitting from daily opportunities to socialize with new people and in new environments. Continued socialization will be critical to his success in his forever home. To help build confidence, Roman is also participating in training. Training is giving Roman the opportunity to develop trust and look to the handler for guidance. It is also helping him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Roman is a special guy who is looking for an active family. He will thrive when provided with clear structure, routine, and leadership. If Roman sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

MAGSR ID: 13629

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