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Apollo's owner loved him greatly but struggled to keep him safe and in the household. As a result, Apollo spent too much time wandering about the neighborhood and checking in with the neighbors. Unfortunately, this resulted in too many trips to animal control. Due to his frequent visits, Animal Control decided that Apollo would be safer if he moved forward with a new family.
Apollo is a big, sweet guy. Although it is clear that he has not had a lot of structure prior to his arrival, he is a quick learner and seems to prefer a calm yet confident handler. Apollo has lived with a couple of cats and has done well with them. He seems unaffected by their presence and is calm with them around. Having met a variety of dogs in his travels, Apollo has made it clear that he can live peacefully with another dog. However, he is not a big fan of high-energy dogs who get in his face. We can't blame him for setting his boundaries. Apollo is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the guidance and routine that will help him thrive. He will benefit greatly from training with his new family. This will not only help him bond to his new family but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. If your household is looking for a big, laid back guy, ask to meet Apollo today!
Briscoe and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet Briscoe was trapped on the streets of a busy city along with his little family. When he first arrived at the shelter, he was quiet and shut down. There was simply so much going on around him and so many new people and sounds. Staff members did notice that although Briscoe was unsure he was beyond sweet. Once given a little time to adjust, Briscoe's calm and collected personality quickly emerged. Although Briscoe's puppies quickly found homes, he was left behind waiting for his turn to find a forever home. Recognizing that Briscoe deserved a loving home of his very own, we welcomed this boy into the MAGSR family.
Both stable and affectionate, Briscoe's sweet eyes win everyone over. He has done well with people and children. It is hard not to fall for this guy. We have learned that Briscoe is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. MAGSR has begun his heartworm treatment and Briscoe is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Briscoe is clearly worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Briscoe's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Briscoe will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a stable, loving guy, please ask to meet Briscoe today.
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Handsome Fred was confiscated due to cruelty and neglect. Due to court proceedings, this good looking guy waited for several months at a local shelter waiting for his chance at finding a family that would love and care for him for a lifetime. Once given the green light to move forward, shelter staff felt that Fred would have his best chance at finding his forever home through a rescue. When asked if we could help Fred find the perfect forever family, we immediately stepped forward.
Fred is a very handsome guy who was clearly not cared for early in life. Undersocialized with people, he will require time and patience to adjust to new people and situations. Fred prefers a calm, slow handler at first as he gets his bearings. However, given time, structure, and leadership, he does begin to open up. As a young dog, Fred will thrive with routine. He will benefit greatly from training as this will not only help him bond to his forever family, but it will also help him develop the stability and confidence that all dogs need. Fred is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the love and safety he so clearly deserves. If your household sounds like the right match for Fred, ask to meet this boy today.
Houston and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Handsome Houston was picked up as a stray in a busy city. He was brought to a local shelter, where staff members immediately fell in love with this sweetheart. Although Houston quickly won over the hearts and minds of the shelter staff, they knew that he needed more care than they could provide. In order to find Houston the help he needed, a rescue plea went out. MAGSR knew Houston deserved a family to call his own so we stepped in to help him.
Houston is a stable, confident and friendly guy. Although we do not know what Houston's life was like prior to his arrival at the shelter, at some point he did know love. Known to shower his handlers with affection, Houston does tend to give wiggles and kisses when first meeting new people. He's simply a lovable guy. When Houston arrived at the shelter it was highly evident that something was wrong with his front right leg. He was non weight bearing as the lower portion of his leg was hanging from the carpal area. Upon closer inspection, it was determined that Houston has a right distal radial ulna fracture. This will need to be repaired by one of our surgical specialists. Unfortunately, Houston will need to wait a few weeks as he is also suffering from a rather serious upper respiratory infection. Although he is getting the additional attention and support he needs to recover, he will need time to heal before surgery.
In addition to Houston's other medical needs, we have learned that he is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been given monthly heartworm preventatives. Houston's heartworm treatment has begun. Although treatment is expensive, this sweet boy is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Houston's medical needs. Your generosity will help us care for Houston as well as other dogs who need medical support. Houston will need some extra support over the next few months. However, with time, patience, and an amazing medical team, he will be ready for his forever home soon.
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Otis and his brother were found as strays on a road in Afghanistan by US troops who took them in. Although their bodies told a story of a difficult upbringing, Otis and his brother are extremely affectionate and even tempered. Recognizing that the dogs would not survive if left behind, several service members coordinated and arranged for transport of both dogs back to the United States. Although this was no small feat, Otis and his brother arrived ready for their long awaited and much deserved forever homes.
Otis recently joined the MAGSR family as it was felt that he would have his best chance at finding the perfect forever home through a rescue. This sweet, playful guy is a complete ham. He is a huge fan of attention and belly rubs. We have yet to meet anyone that Otis doesn't like. His social personality brings smiles to everyone around him. Although Otis is good with other dogs, he does need a home where he is the only dog or a home with female dogs. Otis, like all dogs, will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Training will go a long way with Otis as it will not only help him bond to his new family, but it will also help him become the good canine citizen we know he is destined to be. This sweet, resilient boy is looking for a loving forever family that will care for him for a lifetime. Could that family be you?
Ralph and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Ralph is a big, handsome, social guy. He likes dogs of varied sizes and has clearly been well socialized. As Ralph is still very young, it is critical that his forever family continue to socialize him appropriately. This will help him develop into a stable dog. As a playful guy, Ralph is looking for an active household that will exercise both his mind and his body on a daily basis. As we do not know anything about Ralph's past, in many ways he is a clean slate. He will benefit from structure, routine, and leadership. Ralph's family will need to make sure that he gets into training early. This will help Ralph bond to his forever family; it will also help him develop the skills and confidence he will need to become a good canine citizen.
Unfortunately, we have learned that Ralph is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been provided with monthly heartworm prevention. MAGSR is beginning Ralph's heartworm treatment. Although treatment is expensive, sweet Ralph is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Ralph's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Ralph will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished.
If Ralph sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet this boy today.
Scotty and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Scotty was a beloved member of his household. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer provide him with the life that they knew he deserved. Recognizing that Scotty would be happiest if he found a new home, they made the difficult decision to surrender him to MAGSR. We promised Scotty's family that we would find him a safe and loving forever home.
Scotty is a stable and inquisitive guy. He enjoys the company of his people and has grown up with little kids. Although Scotty is still learning leash manners, he is a quick study and is attentive to the handler. He should be a star in training class! Training will be essential for Scotty as it will not only help him to adjust to his new family but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Having lived in a household, Scotty already knows many of the ins and outs of living in a home. He is housebroken and crate trained. However, as is true of any new dog, Scotty will need some time to adjust to his new home in order to meet with success. Scotty is looking for a forever family that will keep him safe and loved for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
Summit and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Little Summit was picked up on the side of the road and brought to a local shelter. Upon his arrival it was very apparent that Summit was in need of help and fast. Lethargic, dirty, and emaciated, shelter staff immediately began putting medical supports in place. When it was felt that Summit may be stabilizing, they reached out to MAGSR to see if we could bring this adorable little guy into our care so he could continue to get the support he needed in a more puppy friendly environment. We immediately welcomed Summit into the MAGSR family and placed him with an experienced foster family.
Although Summit entered the rescue feeling a little more like a puppy, unfortunately, this did not last long. Recognizing that Summit was again in need of medical support, his foster family rushed him to the ER. He is currently hospitalized with one of MAGSR's fantastic internal specialists. We are running tests and providing Summit with supportive care while our veterinarians work hard to determine next steps. Although MAGSR will do everything we can to help Summit survive, this is a very expensive undertaking. Please consider donating to Summit's care. Your financial support will not only help Summit but it will also help us meet the needs of other medical dogs.Update:
Sweet Summit received some fantastic care while at the ER. His little body was given supportive care while x-rays were run and an ultrasound performed. Everything came back looking great. As Summit rested, his body had the chance to begin recuperating. When ready, he began eating again and his puppy-like charms emerged. Within 24 hours, Summit was released to his foster family. Since his arrival back in their home, Summit has been playing, eating, and interacting the way puppies should. A huge fan of toys, Summit happily moves from toy to toy making sure he gives a little attention to each one. He is goofy and playful but also loves snuggles with his people. An incredible house guest, Summit has been making huge progress with housebreaking. He has yet to have an accident in his crate and seems to understand that the outside is for taking care of business. Clearly intelligent, Summit is beginning to learn a few simple commands. Food, praise, and toy motivated, this little guy is going to be the star at training class. Although an absolute joy to be around, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy energy and antics. They get into things, whine, and will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, adn training, Summit will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. Summit is looking for a loving household that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
As great as this news is, Houston and Zulu could still use your help.
Theo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Theo was a stray who found his way to a shelter where it was very clear that he needed immediate medical attention. A portion of Theo's tail had been degloved and he required significant medical support. Recognizing that Theo's condition would require surgical intervention, the shelter staff worked with local groups to get Theo the help he needed. In order to help Theo survive, a portion of his tail was amputated. With his medical needs addressed, Theo is ready to move forward and begin his journey with a new family. Theo is a big, ball-driven boy. He is good with other dogs but prefers proper introductions. We appreciate that he thinks the use of manners is best when saying hi to new dogs and people. As is true of all shepherds, Theo will meet with success in a household where he has structure and leadership. Training will also go a long way with this handsome guy. Although we are still getting to know Theo, we will provide updates soon. If Theo sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today.
Titan and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Titan's family adored him. He brought endless love and joy to their family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer continue to care for him. Although this was a devastating decision, Titan's family knew he deserved every opportunity to find a new family who would love and care for him throughout his golden years. We promised them that we would make sure that Titan found the perfect home.
Titan is a happy, friendly, and joyful guy. A big fan of cuddles and the lean in, Titan regularly seeks out affection from his people. Open to a variety of entertainment options, Titan loves balls, toys, and bones. Although Titan does enjoy his playtime, he is also very good at being a couch potato. He has just the right amount of energy for family life. As a mature fellow, Titan understands the rules of the household. He is housebroken and crate trained. His days of puppy behaviors are behind him. A great companion, Titan keeps an eye on his people and always wants to be part of the fun.
As can happen with age, Titan does have some special needs. Titan has been diagnosed with chronic progressive cerebellar disease. This condition causes him to have some stability issues and some exaggerated movements. Although he lacks the smooth movements of a younger dog, Titan's condition does not impact his ability to love and be loved. Titan is looking for a household where he can avoid stairs as he is unable to navigate staircases safely. He will also need a home that has carpeted floors or mats to help him more effectively cross surfaces within the household. Titan is an incredibly special guy. If your household is looking for a sweet, affectionate, mature guy, ask to meet Titan today.
Toby and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Cutie little Toby did not have an easy start in life. He was mistreated by his owner and then abandoned in the south. Fortunately, another rescue heard about Toby's plight and started putting plans in place to help him. Although they were able to start moving him forward, unfortunately, Toby was not able to move into the safety of a rescue before he was attacked by another dog. Medical support was secured quickly and Toby was moved into MAGSR's care.
For such a young guy, Toby has endured a lot of trauma. He is still learning that there are kind people in the world who will treat him the way he should have been treated since the beginning. Recognizing that Toby needed and deserved additional support in order to develop the confidence and stability that he needs to move forward, Toby is working with one of our trainers in a board and train program.
Toby has been with the trainer for a few weeks and he is doing amazing. They quickly learned he has an incredible ability for tracking or nose work. He would be a phenomenal working dog or competition sport nose work dog. He is currently learning to be off leash and they are continuing to explore his tracking abilities. Toby would do best with an active family that would enjoy putting his talents to work whether for sport or competition. He will thrive with continued training and structure as he is a medium to high energy boy! If he sounds like the pup for you please put your application in!
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Zulu is a special guy. This big, handsome boy was picked up as a stray in the south. Although it was highly evident that he needed some help, the shelter staff knew that had an amazing dog on their hands. Zulu has easily won the hearts of everyone who has met him. Recognizing that they simply didn't have the ability to meet Zulu's medical needs, the shelter reached out for rescue help. How could we possibly say no to this guy?
Zulu's has bacterial pyoderma. This means his body is suffering from an untreated skin infection. He had sores throughout his body with clusters on his belly, legs, neck, and back. In order to address his skin we did have to sedate and shave some areas. Zulu is now getting bathed every three days and his skin is starting to heal. On top of his skin issues, it was also discovered that Zulu is heartworm positive. Fortunately, his treatment is already moving forward and everything is going well. Zulu will need to take it slow for another month or two; however, he will be back to full strength soon.
As a social guy, Zulu enjoys the company of everyone. He is even comfortable with kids! It is clear that somewhere along the lines this boy was given the opportunity to socialize with people of all ages. Not just a people person, Zulu also enjoys the company of other dogs. A playful guy, Zulu will happily play a game of fetch. He definitely understands the concept of toys. Having spent some time at the shelter, prior to his arrival at MAGSR, Zulu has begun learning a few basic commands. He, just like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help him bond with his new family as well as develop into a good canine citizen.