Adopted MAGSR Dogs

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

Kitana

ADOPTED 06/13/2023!

Kitana

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 2 weeks
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 13145

Jess

ADOPTED 06/11/2023!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 9 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

Updates:

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

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

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

 

MAGSR ID: 12907

Zaire

ADOPTED 06/11/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 30 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Puppy in training
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 13044

Kyra

ADOPTED 06/10/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 6 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 79 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 79 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 13046

Bebe

ADOPTED 06/10/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 13101

Yogi

ADOPTED 06/07/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 weeks
Color: Black
Current Size: 58 pounds
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 pounds
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Unknown
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 Yogi's life was filled with challenges and suffering prior to his confiscation, he still wants to connect with his people. Intelligent, friendly, and energetic, Yogi is a goofy guy. Still very young, he still has some puppy mannerisms that result in endless smiles. Due to his long hair and the level of neglect he endured, Yogi needed extensive grooming upon arrival to help him get relief from the filth and matting resulting from his circumstances. Although he has endured a lot of suffering, Yogi remains a happy guy. 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, Yogi 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 Yogi will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Yogi 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 Yogi develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Yogi is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If this playful guy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Yogi today!

 

MAGSR ID: 13117

Nico

ADOPTED 06/01/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 55 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

Handsome Nico was surrendered to another rescue in the south as his family felt that they could not provide him with the life he deserved. Due to an overwhelming number of dogs needing rescue right now, the other rescue asked MAGSR if he could be transferred. As working together helps save lives, we were happy to welcome Nico to the MAGSR family.

Nico is your typical young GSD. He is active, intelligent, and full of energy. It is clear that Nico was well socialized with other people and loves everyone. As is true of all young dogs, Nico is looking for a home that will help him exercise his body and his mind on a daily basis. Nico has lived in a home and has already learned the many of the ins and outs of living in a home. However, he will need time to adjust to the structure and routines of his forever family. Training will go a long way with Nico. Not only will training help him develop a healthy relationship with his forever family. It will also help Nico develop into a stable and confident adult. Nico is looking for a forever family that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

Updates:

Nico is a sweetheart with plenty of puppy energy. He has loved having the company of our 40 pound mixed breed female and has done great around other dogs - interested, but no negative reactivity. He has also been around young kids and a cat without any problems. Nico loves to be outside, give kisses, snuggle on the couch, chew collagen bones, and play tug of war. He is housebroken, crate-trained, and sleeps through the night in his crate. He is currently working on fetch with the frisbee and ball and is also learning commands such as sit, wait, out, heel, gentle, down, and no. He is adorable, but also can be a bit puppy-ish and stubborn sometimes, so training, structure, consistency, and having outlets for his energy will go a long way to help Nico flourish into the incredible dog that he has the potential to be.

MAGSR ID: 12696

Tito

ADOPTED 05/31/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: White
Current Size: 44 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Tito and his family - JD, Jameson, and Precious - were living outside. The dogs were clearly well socialized with their family; however, they had not had much experience off property. When circumstances suddenly changed, their family could no longer keep them and began looking for rescue options. Recognizing that this little family needed help and quickly, our volunteers began working together to welcome everyone to the MAGSR family. 

Tito is a handsome and energetic guy. He can be a little timid when placed in new situations and with new people. However, given some time, patience, and kindness, he warms up. A big fan of cuddles and massages, Tito just needs a minute to learn that you are trustworthy. Although Tito has been socialized with other dogs, he has not had much experience in new situations and environments. Socialization is a critical component when raising a stable and confident dog. Tito is living with a loving foster family that is beginning this process. However, his forever family will need to continue to provide him with opportunities to meet new people and dogs in varied environments. Having lived his entire life outdoors, Tito is just starting to learn the joys of living in a household. As an intelligent guy, we are sure he will pick up new skills quickly. With structure, routine, and leadership, Tito will thrive. 

Although Tito is an absolute joy, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Tito will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to be. If this handsome guy is the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!
 

MAGSR ID: 12983

Lane

ADOPTED 05/27/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black, Tan & White
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 12903

Coates

ADOPTED 05/27/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 3 months
Color: White
Current Size: 61 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Coates was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to an overcrowded shelter. Although he waited patiently for his family to come and claim him, when no one stepped forward Coates found himself in a scary predicament. With an overwhelming number of dogs entering the shelter on a daily basis, there were not enough openings. Fortunately, shelter staff work very hard to reach out for help hoping to save as many lives as possible. When we heard that Coates needed help as soon as possible, MAGSR stepped forward to welcome him to the family. 

Coates is a friendly and affectionate guy. He enjoys the company of people as well as other dogs. Although Coates has clearly been well socialized with people, it appears that he was likely left outside most of his life. As a result, many of the basic ins and outs of household life are unknown to him. Recognizing that Coates will need to gain experience within everyday indoor experiences, our volunteers are working with him to help him learn basic concepts, such as stairs and doors. Coates is looking for a household that will provide him structure, routine, and leadership. He will need a little time to adjust to living in a home. However, we know that with time and patience, he will develop into an incredible canine citizen. Training is essential for Coates. Not only will it help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him increase his confidence. Coates is looking for a loving forever family that will help him learn the joys of a soft, warm bed, regular meals, and plenty of cuddles. If Coates sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

MAGSR ID: 12698

Amari

ADOPTED 05/25/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
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: Yes
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Bright eyed Amari was given as an unexpected and unwanted gift to a child. Although she was cute as a button, the child's caregiver recognized that puppies require a lot of love, attention, and guidance to become stable, adult dogs. Knowing that this was not something they could do, they began looking for a rescue option for Amari. Fortunately, a rescue network began working together to try to find Amari placement. When MAGSR learned that Amari needed placement, our team immediately stepped forward to help. 

Amari is a sweet, energetic, and curious pup. As is typical of her breed, she has endless energy and great drive. Very attentive to the handler, Amari is going to be the star of training class. Having already developed a strong ball drive and a love for playing, Amari is hoping that her forever family has a good throwing arm. Living with an amazing foster family, Amari has already begun to learn the ins and outs of living in a home. She learning how to crate train and housebreak while also developing an understanding of the rules and expectations of the household. A smart girl, she picks up new learning quickly. 

Unfortunately, Amari fell very ill after arriving in our care and had to be rushed to the emergency room as she had become lethargic, couldn't hold food down, and was not able to defecate. Knowing that Amari deserved every opportunity to survive, MAGSR made sure Amari got the care she needed. After extensive bloodwork, x-rays, fluids, and an ultrasound, it was determined that Amari needed immediate exploratory surgery for concerns with potential hernias and potential repairs to her bowels. Once surgery began, our incredible veterinary team discovered that Amari was suffering from double hernias that had entangled her bowel and cut off blood flow. Luckily, this was found in time and her surgical team was able to repair both hernias and resect an area of the bowel. Can you help with her care?

Amari has returned to her foster family and is beginning her recovery. We were so lucky to have an incredible team working together to help her survive. However, Amari's medical needs have been very expensive. We need your help. Please consider donating to Amari's medical needs. Not only will this help Amari get the care she needs, but it will also help us help other medical dogs in need. Amari will be recovering with her foster family over the next few weeks. Once healthy, she will be looking for an active family that will help her exercise her body and her mind on a daily basis. If this stunning girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 13011

JD

ADOPTED 05/14/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: White
Current Size: 43 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

JD and his family - Jameson, Tito, and Precious - were living outside. The dogs were clearly well socialized with their family; however, they had not had much experience off property. When circumstances suddenly changed, their family could no longer keep them and began looking for rescue options. Recognizing that this little family needed help and quickly, our volunteers began working together to welcome everyone to the MAGSR family. 

JD is a social, playful, and energetic guy. He clearly enjoys the attention of his people and other dogs. Although JD has been socialized with other dogs and some people, he has not had much experience in new situations and environments. Socialization is a critical component when raising a stable and confident dog. JD is living with a loving foster family that is beginning this process. However, his forever family will need to continue to provide him with opportunities to meet new people and dogs in varied environments. Having lived his entire life outdoors, JD is just starting to learn the joys of living in a household. As an intelligent guy, we are sure he will pick up new skills quickly. With structure, routine, and leadership, JD will thrive. 

Although JD is a love, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, JD will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to be. If this handsome guy is the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

MAGSR ID: 12984

Dean

ADOPTED 05/14/2023!



Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 9 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 12908

Precious

ADOPTED 05/13/2023!

Precious

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: White
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Precious and her sweet baby boys - JD, Jameson, and Tito - were living outside. The dogs were clearly well socialized with their family; however, they had not had much experience off property. When circumstances suddenly changed, their family could no longer keep them and began looking for rescue options. Recognizing that this little family needed help and quickly, our volunteers began working together to welcome everyone to the MAGSR family. 

Precious was clearly named for her incredible personality. Even with all of the recent changes in her life, she remains social and responsive to her handlers. Having lived with other dogs, Precious has done well with her furry friends. However, continued socialization in controlled environments will be needed. Precious is looking for a family that will provide her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds thrive upon. As she has endured a few big changes lately, Precious hopes that her forever family will give her some patience and time to adjust to her new home. In addition, she is hoping that her family will take her to training. Training will not only help Precious create a strong and healthy bond with her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Precious is looking for a loving forever family that will cherish her for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 12997

Jameson

ADOPTED 05/12/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Color: White
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Jameson and his family - JD, Tito, and Precious - were living outside. The dogs were clearly well socialized with their family; however, they had not had much experience off property. When circumstances suddenly changed, their family could no longer keep them and began looking for rescue options. Recognizing that this little family needed help and quickly, our volunteers began working together to welcome everyone to the MAGSR family. 

Jameson is a social, interactive, and energetic guy. He clearly enjoys the attention of his people and has done well with other dogs. Although Jameson has been socialized with other dogs and some people, he has not had much experience in new situations and environments. Socialization is a critical component when raising a stable and confident dog. Jameson is living with a loving foster family that is beginning this process. However, his forever family will need to continue to provide him with opportunities to meet new people and dogs in varied environments. Having lived his entire life outdoors, Jameson is just starting to learn the joys of living in a household. As an intelligent guy, we are sure he will pick up new skills quickly. With structure, routine, and leadership, Jameson will thrive. 

Although Jameson is an absolute joy, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with puppy antics. With time, patience, and training, Jameson will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to be. If this handsome guy is the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

MAGSR ID: 12982

Novi

ADOPTED 05/08/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 43 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Novi and her family - Tej, Anshu, and Asha - were dumped on the side of a busy road in the south. With traffic flying past at high speeds, this little family was not likely to survive for long. Fortunately, a good samaritan saw what was happening and stopped to try to help the family. With an incredible stroke of good luck she was able to corral the family and convince them to hop into her car. From there she took them to a rescue friendly boarding facility. Although the authorities were contacted and a stray hold was put into effect, no one came forward. Recognizing that this family would benefit from rescue placement, a plea went out for help. MAGSR knew this family deserved the chance to move forward as a unit, so our team welcomed all four members into the rescue. 

Novi is a stable, playful, and energetic girl. Clearly well socialized with people and adults, Novi is in many ways your typical, loveable ball of energy. She loves playing with her brother and still likes to know her people are close. Although Novi is already building a solid foundation of skills, it is critical that her family continue to provide her with opportunities to socialize with new people, animals, and environments. This will help her develop into a stable adult dog. It is obvious that Novi is an absolute doll, but 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, Novi will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If this little sweetheart sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

Updates:

Novi requires a total hip replacement which will be WELL over $10K

All too frequently people choose to inappropriately breed dogs that are not health tested, and this has led to an increase in young dogs being born with genetically poor joints, particularly hips in German Shepherds. Novi, at less than a year old, has found herself in pain as she navigates hips that do not have the ability to support her growth. MAGSR is committed to getting her the highest standard of care, which means having her on a pain management program, hydrotherapy, and a total hip replacement surgery. She will also likely need extensive physical therapy post surgery and ongoing monitoring of, and possible future surgeries on, her other joints as she grows and the joints mature. Novi has a team of dedicated veterinary staff and MAGSR volunteers helping her forward-- do you want to be a part of her happy ending? Donate to her care now, and share her story with others!

MAGSR ID: 12933

Tej

ADOPTED 05/08/2023!



Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 7 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 39 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Tej and his family - Novi, Anshu, and Asha - were dumped on the side of a busy road in the south. With traffic flying past at high speeds, this little family was not likely to survive for long. Fortunately, a good samaritan saw what was happening and stopped to try to help the family. With an incredible stroke of good luck she was able to corral the family and convince them to hop into her car. From there she took them to a rescue friendly boarding facility. Although the authorities were contacted and a stray hold was put into effect, no one came forward. Recognizing that this family would benefit from rescue placement, a plea went out for help. MAGSR knew this family deserved the chance to move forward as a unit, so our team welcomed all four members into the rescue. 

Tej is an adorable, goofy, and interactive guy. Clearly well socialized with people and adults, Tej is your typical goofy ball of energy. He loves playing with his sister and prefers to be close to his people. Although Tej is already building a solid foundation of skills, it is critical that his family continue to provide him with opportunities to socialize with new people, animals, and environments. This will help him develop into a stable adult dog. It is obvious that Tej is an absolute love, but 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, Tej will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If this little love bug sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

MAGSR ID: 12932

Emily

ADOPTED 05/06/2023!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

The Gilmore puppies will open for adoption on April 22nd. If Emily sounds like the right match for your household, get your application in today!

MAGSR ID: 12905

Glory

ADOPTED 05/06/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 1 month
Color: Sable
Current Size: 57 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: Unlikely
Other Dogs OK: Not good with small dogs
DESCRIPTION:

Just like the endurance of ‘Old Glory’, ‘Our Gal Glory’ is standing strong and searching for a stable surrounding to call her own.  Glory is a gorgeous, 3 year old sable that was an owner surrender due to her previous owners not completely understanding the breed and necessities of German Shepherds. Not only will Our Gal Glory need to play a little catch-up in training, but she will need to undergo treatment for heartworms, a condition that could have been easily avoided with the proper care.

As we are still learning about Our Gal Glory, she has been observed as very true to the breed: loyal, strong, eager to please, while craving guidance and structure.  So far she has held her own during play-time and has been noted to play rough.  Given her strength and temperament, it’s best if Glory is with larger dogs, older children and probably best suited for a family/persons who are familiar with the breed.  

Glory is eager to find the right FUR-ever family, and to lead her through the proper training and would thrive in a home where her 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.

 

Our gal Glory will need some TLC before her ‘Southern Lady Boot Camp’ begins.  If Glory sounds like the Southern adventure you would like to blaze trails with, please ask to add her to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 12979

Katie Ann

ADOPTED 04/28/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 5 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 107 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Lovely Katie Ann was picked up as a stray and sheltered by another rescue while they waited for her stray hold. Unfortunately, no one came forward to claim this lovely girl. Although they enjoyed their time with Katie Ann, the rescue caring for her felt that she would be most likely to find her forever family if she moved into a breed specific rescue. When asked if we could help Katie Ann take the next step toward her forever home, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.

Katie Ann is an affectionate and friendly girl especially with her people. She greatly enjoys the company of the people within her sphere and seems to understand the ins and outs of living with a family. However, as is true with most shepherds, Katie Ann will overbond if given the opportunity. This can cause her to become overprotective of her people, her property, and her home. In order to meet with success, Katie Ann is looking for an experienced household that will work with her to develop a healthy relationship. Boundaries and clear expectations are very helpful to her success. Katie Ann will thrive with routine, leadership, and structure. Training will also go a long way with this lovely girl. Not only will training help Katie Ann bond to her forever family, but it will also help her develop into a good and stable canine citizen. Katie Ann has already begun to learn some basics with our volunteers, but she will flourish with continued training. Although Katie Ann can be walked calmly in areas with other dogs, she is looking for a home where she is the only dog. Best placed with a confident handler, Katie Ann is looking for an active family that will commit to her for a lifetime. If this lovely lady sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 10706

Paris

ADOPTED 04/27/2023!



Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 12904

Sookie

ADOPTED 04/23/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 12915

Madeline

ADOPTED 04/23/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 8 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 12906

Anshu

ADOPTED 04/23/2023!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Anshu and his family - Tej, Novi, and Asha - were dumped on the side of a busy road in the south. With traffic flying past at high speeds, this little family was not likely to survive for long. Fortunately, a good samaritan saw what was happening and stopped to try to help the family. With an incredible stroke of good luck she was able to corral the family and convince them to hop into her car. From there she took them to a rescue friendly boarding facility. Although the authorities were contacted and a stray hold was put into effect, no one came forward. Recognizing that this family would benefit from rescue placement, a plea went out for help. MAGSR knew this family deserved the chance to move forward as a unit, so our team welcomed all four members into the rescue. 

Anshu is a confident, interactive, and intelligent guy. He has been well-socialized with his family and seems to have brung stability to the little family. Adventurous and curious about the world around him, Anshu is hoping to find a forever family that enjoys long walks and exploration. Although Anshu has been a phenomenal dad, it is time for him to move on and find a forever family that will cherish him. Anshu seems to enjoy the company of his people. He is attentive to the handler and very responsive. Anshu is looking for a forever family that will continue to teach him the ins and outs of living in a loving home. As is true of all shepherds, Anshu will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Daily exercise for his body and his mind will help him settle nicely into her forever home. As he moves forward, training is critical for Anshu's success. Not only will training help Anshu create a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Anshu is looking for a family that will love him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for you, ask to meet him today. 
 

MAGSR ID: 12935

Asha

ADOPTED 04/23/2023!


Asha
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 64 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Asha and her family - Tej, Anshu, and Novi - were dumped on the side of a busy road in the south. With traffic flying past at high speeds, this little family was not likely to survive for long. Fortunately, a good samaritan saw what was happening and stopped to try to help the family. With an incredible stroke of good luck she was able to corral the family and convince them to hop into her car. From there she took them to a rescue friendly boarding facility. Although the authorities were contacted and a stray hold was put into effect, no one came forward. Recognizing that this family would benefit from rescue placement, a plea went out for help. MAGSR knew this family deserved the chance to move forward as a unit, so our team welcomed all four members into the rescue. 

Asha is a friendly and affectionate girl. She greatly enjoys the company of other dogs and seems to open up in their presence. An incredible mother, Asha was playful and interactive with her babies - Novi and Tej. Although Asha has been a phenomenal mom, it is time for her to move on and find a forever family that will cherish her. Asha seems to enjoy the company of her people. However, she can be a little timid and skittish with new people and in new situations. She is looking for a family that is patient and will go slow. Given time to adjust, Asha is gentle and affectionate. As is true of all shepherds, Asha will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Daily exercise for her body and her mind will help her settle nicely into her forever home. As she moves forward, training is critical for Asha's success. Not only will training help Asha create a strong and healthy bond with her family, but it will also help her become a good canine citizen. Asha is looking for a family that will love her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for you, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 12934

Zach

ADOPTED 04/22/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 9 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: No

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

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

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

MAGSR ID: 12910

Autumn

ADOPTED 04/22/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Lovely Autumn was adored by her mom who knew this pup was a special girl. When the unthinkable happened and Autumn's mom passed away suddenly, family members stepped up to try to provide her with the love and attention she needed. Although they made sure that Autumn had everything she needed, they knew that she deserved a forever home that could provide her with the attention, exercise, training, and care that all young shepherds need. So, they made the heartbreaking decision to surrender Autumn to MAGSR. We were honored to welcome this special girl into the family and promised we would find her the perfect match. 

Autumn is a smart, inquisitive, and playful girl. However, having survived such a large loss in her life, she is still working on transitioning to a life without her mom. Although she is sweet and affectionate, she is also timid and needs a little time to warm up to new people and situations. When given the chance to adjust, Autumn shows off her loyal and playful personality. Living in a foster family, Autumn is continuing to socialize with new people and environments. This socialization is critical and will need to continue with her forever family. Having lived in a home, Autumn knows many of the ins and outs of a household. She is housebroken and crate trained. Like many young dogs, she is still learning what toys are hers and what items should be left alone in the household, but she is quickly learning the difference. Although she does understand many of the rules of living in the home, Autumn will need time to learn the rules and routines of her forever family. When given structure, guidance, and leadership, Autumn thrives. Training will go a long way for this special girl. Not only will training help her develop a strong and lasting bond with her family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Autumn is looking for a forever family that is looking for a loyal and cuddly addition to their family. Could that family be you?
 

MAGSR ID: 12931

Maggie

ADOPTED 04/18/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 months
Color: Gold
Current Size: 76 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic Commands
Altered: Yes

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

Miss Maggie was surrendered to another rescue as she and another un-spayed female were not getting along in the household. Recognizing that the girls were not safe in the current situation, the family decided to look for rescue placement. Maggie was welcomed into another rescue. They made sure that Maggie was spayed and given the opportunity to meet with success. Recognizing that training is essential for all dogs, the other rescue made sure that Maggie began training right away. An intelligent and driven girl, Maggie loves working. She picks up commands quickly and is beyond happy to please her person. With a great foundation in place and an overwhelming number of dogs continuing to need placement, Maggie was transferred to the MAGSR family so that we could help her on the next stage of her journey. 

Maggie is well socialized with people. She is friendly, inquisitive, and always ready to play ball. As a young shepherd, Maggie has a lot of energy. She is looking for an active family that will help her exercise her body and her mind on a daily basis. Maggie is looking for a family that will provide her with continued structure, routine, and leadership as this will help her continue to thrive. Maggie has lived in a home. So, she understands many of the ins and outs of living in a household. However, as is true of any new dog, Maggie will need time to adjust to the rules and expectations of her forever family. Although Maggie already has a solid training foundation, continued training is essential as it will help Maggie create a strong and healthy bond with her forever family. If Maggie sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 12714

Peaches

ADOPTED 04/16/2023!


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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 17 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: unknown
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Lovely little Miss Peaches was picked up as a stray in Kentucky. Authorities were contacted and Peaches was listed as a lost dog. She waited patiently for her family to come and claim her; however, when no one stepped forward, her temporary foster knew Peaches deserved an incredible forever home. Recognizing that Peaches would be best placed through a rescue, she was transferred to the MAGSR family. We promised Peaches that we would find her an amazing forever family that would love her for a lifetime. 

Peaches is an absolute bundle of joy. She has been socialized with dogs and cats and has done very well. It is highly evident that this happy-go-lucky girl is looking for a family that will adore her as much as she adores them. Although Peaches is a doll, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew on inappropriate things, have accidents, and fill your home with puppy antics. With structure, routine and leadership, Peaches will develop into the stable and confident adult we know she is destined to become. If Miss Peaches sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 12677

Genie

ADOPTED 04/15/2023!

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

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

Genie and her family - Axel, Jackie, Gyspie, Sally, and Birdie - are victims of cruelty and neglect. All six dogs were living in horrific conditions. Chained in shower stalls, living in filth, abused, and starved, they endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of their owner. When word of their situation spread to local authorities, all 6 dogs were confiscated and charges were brought against their owner. Recognizing that these dogs would need significant support, a plea went out to see if they could be moved to the safety of a rescue. MAGSR answered that plea and immediately began working with local groups and animal services to get all six dogs the resources needed (medically and socially) to begin to move forward.  

Genie is a young, energetic, intelligent girl. She is looking for an active household that will provide her with the clear structure and routine that all shepherds need. Consistency and leadership are essential to developing stable and confident adult shepherds. This is particularly true in Genie's case as she will try to control the situation if she feels her handler cannot. As a result, Genie will be most successful in a household with a calm, confident, and experienced handler. Coming from a situation with little opportunity for affection or interaction with the world around her, Genie is learning about the smells, sounds, and sites around her. She can be a little timid at first; however, patience and confidence go a long way with her. As is true of all young dogs, Genie will need daily exercise for both her mind and her body. This will help her develop the ability to handle new people and situations in a calm and composed manner, as well as help her develop a healthy mindset. Continued socialization is also critical for Genie as she has spent her first year with limited interactions. Providing Genie with opportunities to interact with other people and other animals in a controlled manner will help her 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 Genie learn to develop a healthy bond with her family, but it will also help her develop the skills needed to be a good canine citizen. Fortunately, Genie has already learned many of her basic commands. Further practice will help her develop the stability needed to meet with success. With some heavier GSD specific traits, such as herding and guarding of property, Genie is a young girl who is looking for a safe and loving family. It is important that her new family understands the needs of the breed. If Genie sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

Updates:

Genie has been with us for several months and is doing very well. Her horrible beginning thankfully has become mostly a distant memory. She gets comfortable with new people and dogs at her own pace and you just have to go slow and be patient. The good news is that once Genie bonds to a person or dog, it is true love for her. Genie has become very bonded to us. We give her lots of love and affection and she returns it tenfold. Like most dogs, she does best with plenty of exercise. We take her on several long walks every day and she plays with our dog regularly. Genie can be reactive to strange dogs and people while on walks in our neighborhood. She has an instinctive need to protect the people she loves, even though they don’t need it. It seems to be fear-driven in part as she sometimes barks at strange noises or movements. When a stressor can be anticipated such as a strange dog walking toward us, it is best to shorten the leash, step off the sidewalk, have her sit and gently tell her “it’s okay.” This puts her focus on the handler and helps calm her down. Genie generally does very well on the leash, but she may pull and bark if she sees a dog, person or squirrel. With slow introductions she has recently done okay with house guests. Again, she has to be allowed to get to know new people at her own pace and she does best if they are sitting and don’t reach for her. She can be hesitant to get in the bathtub, but we have worked with her and she is doing much better. She does occasionally jump out, but I have definitely seen worse dogs. Beware: Genie is a persistent sock thief, clean or dirty LOL. She is very smart and will test boundaries. For example, if given the opportunity, she will jump up on the counter and try to take food. We have been consistent in correcting this behavior and she rarely attempts it with us anymore. She knows the word “no” and quickly responds by stopping the behavior. She plays great with our 2 year old male dog and 7 year old son (who is very experienced with dogs; see video). We are able to touch her bones and toys and pet her anywhere when she is playing or eating. Genie does not exhibit any resource or food guarding behaviors whatsoever. She loves all of us and is very affectionate and generous with her kisses. She will gladly roll over for a nice belly rub. She loves to curl up on the couch for a good snuggle. Genie is a great eater. She lets us clean her ears and Dremel her nails without any problems. She also loves to be brushed. All in all, she has made great strides with us and is a beautiful, wonderful dog. If Genie sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 11093

Charlie

ADOPTED 04/15/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 1 month
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 63 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Sorry Charlie, but it wasn’t your fault!  It’s not your fault your dander made your previous family sneeze.  We know a little something about Charlie, as he was an owner surrender due to one of the young family members developing severe allergies to him. Unfortunately, his (hopefully brief) stroke of bad-ish luck didn’t stop there, the shelter they took him too was overcrowded, so MAGSR stepped in to help Charlie.

As we learn more about Charlie, we do know he has done well in a household with all ages and family members, with both two legs and four!  He also did very well with testing with other dogs at the shelter, which is a good indication he would do well within a pack.  We believe Charlie is a typical young GSD who would need training in order to teach him manners.  As with all dogs, he would really benefit and  Charlie will 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.

Charlie would be an amazing addition to the family if a proper introduction and time to decompress is provided given all the movement and instability prior to arriving at MAGSR.  If Charlie sounds like the perfect addition to your family, please ask to add him to your family today!

MAGSR ID: 12745

Ghost

ADOPTED 04/15/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 64 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Handsome Ghost was loved by his family. However, they felt that his energy and general care were too much for them to handle. So, they made the difficult decision to surrender him to a shelter hoping that he would find a forever family that would love him for a lifetime. Although shelter staff enjoyed Ghost, they knew that he would have his best chance at meeting with success if he moved into a breed specific rescue. When MAGSR heard that Ghost needed a place to move forward, we put plans in place to move him forward. 

Ghost is a handsome, energetic, and playful guy. He can be a little timid with new people; however, if given time to adjust he enjoys the company of his people. He loves attention and snuggles once he knows you are safe. A big fan of toys, Ghost knows what toys are and is happy to play with someone or on his own. He is hoping his forever family has a nice supply of toys to explore.  As a young guy, Ghost will thrive with a family that will provide him with structure, routine, and leadership. Daily exercise is necessary as this will not only help him exercise his body but also his mind. Although Ghost has been socialized with people and other dogs, he does still need to learn some manners. Training will go a long way for Ghost. Not only will it help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him grow into a good canine citizen. Ghost is looking for a toy loving family that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

MAGSR ID: 12622

Sasha

ADOPTED 04/08/2023!

Sasha

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 years 3 months
Color: Black, Tan & White
Current Size: 62 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Sweet Sasha was living in a home but was left in her crate 24/7 other than for breaks to go outside to the bathroom. She kept her crate clean and was sweet as can be, but remained living this way for too long. Recognizing that Sasha deserved more, she was surrendered to another rescue who gave her the chance to socialize with other dogs and people. They quickly discovered that this little lady loves dogs of all sizes. She is social and outgoing with her furry friends. Although they quickly fell in love with Sasha, due to an overwhelming number of dogs needing placement, Sasha was transferred into MAGSR's care so that we could find her a forever family.

Sasha is sweet, social, and a joy to be around. Although she lived in a home, she was not given many opportunities to be out and about in the household. Sasha will likely need a little time to adjust to rules and expectations of living in a home. However, she already has a good start as she is crate trained and does understand the joys of regular meals and loving people. Sasha will thrive in a home that provides her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all dogs crave. Training will also go a long way with Sasha. Not only will training help her develop a life-long bond with her family, but it will also help her become a good canine citizen. Sasha is looking for a family that enjoys playtime, cuddles, and plenty of giggles. If Sasha sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!

MAGSR ID: 12719

Herman

ADOPTED 04/08/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 4 months
Color: White
Current Size: 72 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Mr. Herman is a beautiful, mild-mannered, somewhat quiet and timid gentleman from the south. We know little about Herman, as he was an owner-surrender due to their inability to properly care for and intervene with his separation anxiety and fearfulness of younger humans.  Unfortunately, all of this commotion has left poor Herman very confused, and as a result, he seems to be a little quieter than usual.  As days pass, Mr. Herman is slowly realizing he is being cared for and is beginning to come out of his shell.  So far, this young and healthy fella has been wonderful with other dogs, adults and older children who understand boundaries. 


As with any young GSD, Herman would do very well in a home with a person or family who is familiar or is eager to teach him the ways of a true GSD by implementing structure, boundaries, routines and consistency.  He is learning the ropes of what is required to be an obedient side-kick, how to walk nicely on a leash, and basic manners, but could use the structured training and continued guidance of how a GSD gentleman from the south should act!

Herman does love the attention and respect, and would be happy to show you he can be a good boy,  but doesn’t want you to miss any time spent with him. For that reason, he will need to be safely tucked away if you plan to leave, possibly with a mind-blowing puzzle of treats to hold him over until you’re able to snuggle him again! 

Herman would thrive in a home with a person or family who is familiar with or is eager to learn the ways of a true GSD - structure, boundaries, routines and consistency.  Herman would be eternally grateful for the rescue, love and structure. In return, your face will be adorned with mostly sloppy kisses and a shadow in the shape of a handsome GSD. If this sounds like the perfect companion to your household, then ask to meet Herman today!

MAGSR ID: 12615

Motley

ADOPTED 04/07/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 5 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 81 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Handsome Motley was picked up as a stray at the end of the summer and brought to a local shelter where he tested positive for parvo. Fortunately, he was transferred to an emergency vet quickly, and he received the life-saving care he needed. As a parvo survivor, Motley is a superpup, he can never contract the disease again.

Having survived, it seemed that things were looking up for Motley. He was placed in a loving foster home through the shelter and started training. While working through training, his foster family noticed that Motley was uncomfortable when getting into a sit position and asked the shelter to look into things. Recognizing that Motley deserved every chance at an incredible life, the shelter had Motley checked out and discovered that he has hip dysplasia. Although hip dysplasia can often be kept in check with diet, balanced exercise, joint supplements, and thoughtful play options, there are also cases where surgery is needed. Knowing that Motley deserved the best, the shelter began looking for rescue placement to ensure that Motley could get the care he needed to move forward. MAGSR knew Motley was special and welcomed him to the family.

Motley is a sweetheart. He is friendly, affectionate, and interactive. He enjoys the company of his people and other animals. Motley's foster family did have kids, dogs, and cats. Motley was adored by everyone, but he was known to chase the cats. Motley is looking for a forever family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds crave. This will help him develop into a stable and balanced canine citizen. Our team is working with our amazing vetting partners to ensure that Motley gets any additional care needed to address his dysplasia. Donations toward Motley's medical care are needed. Please consider donating to Motley's care as this will not only help him move forward, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. As we learn more about Motley's plan, we will provide updates. Motley is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. Could that family be you?

MAGSR ID: 12476

Ema

ADOPTED 04/02/2023!

Ema

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 months
Color: Cream
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Ema was confiscated due to cruelty and neglect. She and several other dogs were left outside in kennel runs filled with filth. Clearly underweight, needing medical care, and safer circumstances, Ema and her buddies were removed from the property. Although Ema began to receive the care and attention she deserved, it was felt that due to overcrowding at the shelter Ema would likely be most successful in finding her forever family if she moved into a rescue. When asked if we could help Ema move forward, MAGSR immediately put plans into place to welcome her to the MAGSR family. 

Ema is a sweet, happy-go-lucky girl. Even though she has survived cruelty at the hands of her previous owner, she still enjoys the company of people. Affectionate and playful, it is impossible to be in her presence without smiling. As Ema has not lived inside a home, the rules and expectations of living in a household will be new. However, Miss Ema is more than ready for a new challenge. As is true of all young dogs, Ema will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. She is also hoping that her new family enjoys cuddles. Training will go a long way with Ema. Not only will it help her develop a healthy bond with her family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Ema is looking for a family that will love her for a lifetime, could that be with you?

 

MAGSR ID: 12695

Athena Mae

ADOPTED 03/28/2023!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 6 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 64 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Athena Mae and her buddy, Laika, were surrendered to a local shelter as their family felt they could no longer afford the girls. Recognizing that the girls would be most successful in finding a forever family through a rescue, shelter staff began reaching out to GSD rescues to see if they had openings. As many rescues have been sitting at or near capacity this year, finding placement wasn't easy. However, shelter staff kept up the search and kept the girls safe and loved until they found placement. We welcomed the girls to the MAGSR family for the holiday season this year. 

Athena Mae is a friendly and interactive girl. She has clearly been well socialized around people and is happy to meet everyone around her. Full of energy and curiosity, Athena Mae moves about checking out the world around her. Most successful with a calm and confident handler, Athena Mae enjoys clear structure and routine as this helps her read situations appropriately.  Although Athena Mae lived in a home prior to her arrival, we do not know much about her previous life. As is true of any new dog, Athena Mae will need time to adjust to her forever home. She will be most successful in a household that provides her with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs crave. Opportunities to effectively burn her energy and challenge her mind will be needed on a daily basis. Athena Mae is developing new skills every day with our volunteers and seems to enjoy the opportunity to learn. Training will go a long way. Not only will it help Athena Mae develop into a good canine citizen, but it will also help her develop a strong, healthy bond with her forever family. This girl cannot wait to find a forever family of her own. If she sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Athena Mae today. 

MAGSR ID: 12216

Sadey

ADOPTED 03/28/2023!

Sadey
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: large
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Altered: Yes

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

Lovely little Sadey was surrendered to another rescue in the south as her owners felt that they could not provide her with the care that she deserved. Although Sadey was clearly being well cared for while with the other rescue, due to an overwhelming number of dogs needing rescue support in their area, they asked to transfer Sadey into our care. We were happy to welcome Sadey to the MAGSR family. 

Sadey is a social and intelligent little lady. She enjoys the company of her people and other animals. Currently living in a foster family with children and two big dogs, she has snuggled her way into the hearts of every member of the family. Although Sadey is still a baby, she is making huge strides adjusting to the rules and routines of living in a home. Her housebreaking is coming right along, she is sleeping through the night, and keeping her kennel clean and dry. A playful girl, Sadey understands the importance of toys and can often be found chasing around a ball. Active and intelligent, Sadey picks up new skills daily and seems to be a great problem solver. Although Sadey's foster family is already taking important steps toward socializing her, it is critical that her forever family continue this process. Training will also go a long way with Sadey as it will help her develop into a stable and confident adult dog. Sadey is absolutely adorable; however, it is important that Sadey's forever family remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew on inappropriate things, have accidents, and fill your home with puppy antics. With structure, routine, and leadership, Sadey will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If Sadey sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 12694

Shep

ADOPTED 03/25/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Sweet Shep was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter in the south. Although staff at the shelter do everything they can to help the dogs in their care, with an overwhelming number of dogs arriving on a daily basis, they are unable to keep up. Recognizing that Shep was a special guy who deserved every chance to find a forever family, a plea for rescue help went out. When we heard that Shep needed help, we immediately put plans into place to help this guy move into the MAGSR family. 

Shep is friendly, playful, and affectionate. He enjoys the company of his people and brings happiness to everyone around him. Good with dogs, Shep is happy to hang with a pack or be the sole focus of the family. Although we don't know much about Shep's past, we do know that he has a bright future. Living in an amazing foster family, Shep is learning the ins and outs of living in a home. He seems to already have a good understanding of the comforts of living in a home and absolutely loves to snuggle in with the pillows. He also seems to be house broken and crate trained. As is true of all dogs, Shep will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. He is looking for a family that will also take him to training. Training will help Shep further develop his good canine skills. It will also help him develop a healthy, lifelong bond with his forever family. If sweet Shep sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!

Updates:

Things are going well with Shep. He is a nice boy.  Shep is good about letting us know when he needs to go out. Trying to get him to use the bells like our dogs do. Anyway, he is going to make a wonderful addition to someone’s home. Super affectionate, so endearing, loves to snuggle, generally pretty good on leash, will sit, agreeable about going into his crate. I have been crating him an hour or so during the day ‘just because’ and also having him sleep in cage late night to morning. We gave him a bath yesterday which he begrudgingly admitted felt good. He is also friendly to people who have stopped by and also with 5 grandchildren separately meeting him, ages 4-14. I believe he might have a pretty healthy prey drive as he is obsessed and so focused if seeing a yard squirrel or chipmunk. He’s really a sweet guy.

MAGSR ID: 12713

Sarge

ADOPTED 03/25/2023!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 4 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 69 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Just like any enlisted personnel, Sarge hasn’t had an easy go of the beginning of his furry life: In December he was found wandering the streets searching for his human.  Knowing the streets weren’t a place for his gorgeous Sable GSD, kind Samaritans brought him to a local rescue in hopes he would be claimed.  When no one came forward to claim him, and he continued to show fear of male staff and volunteers, it was determined he was clearly mishandled and the best move for him would be to place him in foster with a “Sarge Trusted-and-Approved” female volunteer.  Mid-December his journey continued, and he was with his first foster until the end of January. Unfortunately, Sarge had to move to a second foster home after emergency surgery to save his life due to severe complications from his neutering just a few days prior.  During his recovery in his second foster, he did very well with the resident female dog after proper introduction and time to acclimate.

Thankfully his second foster-mom knew exactly what he needed, and as hard as it was for her to seek a way to get him to MAGSR, she did.

What we’ve learned about Sarge is that not only is he strikingly HANDSOME, but he is working diligently on being a very good boy!  He’s working on building confidence and trust which will help him work through his fear of some male humans.  As with all good GSD’s, he is eager to please.  In general, Sarge is more of the follower, and once he warms up, is looking for a pack leader in all senses, (if you’re familiar with Army Rankings, he’s looking for his ‘Command Sergeant Major!).  He has no hesitation getting into cars for a ride, and enjoys the ride, but will get very anxious if you try to leave him behind - as they say in the military - “LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND” he expects you to exercise this essential value.  But who wouldn’t love a velcro pooch as gorgeous as Sarge by their side 24/7?  Oh and if you’re having trouble coaxing him to do anything, Sarge will be eager to please for some Cream Cheese!

Sarge will 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 basic essentials - structure, boundaries, routines, guidance and training. As previously mentioned, Sarge was in foster care with another dog, and has the potential to be an amazing addition to the family if a proper introduction and time to decompress is provided given all the movement and instability prior to arriving at MAGSR.  If Sarge sounds like the perfect addition to your Platoon/Company a.k.a. Family, please ask to enlist your family to the life of Sarge today!

MAGSR ID: 12657

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