non-MAGSR & Shelter Dogs Available for Adoption

The following listings show LOCAL available GSD or GSD mixes that are being surrendered by their owners or placed by their fosters. 

This page is NOT for the 'selling' of dogs.

If you have inquired about any dog listed on this page and been asked for an "adoption fee" of any kind, that is not clearly stated in the listing, please contact us immediately at web@magsr.org and let us know.  As a dog rescue organization, we advocate rescue adoptions only.  In Addition, and for the same reasons, we require that all dogs listed on this page be spayed/neutered as a condition of their adoption. 

These dogs are not part of the MAGSR program; we have not evaluated any of these dogs.  We list them here because they are special and deserve a second look - - and a second chance.  For more information on any of these dogs, please contact the listed party, not MAGSR. 

If you'd like to have your dog posted here, please follow the instructions at this link. Donations are appreciated!

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment. If you aren't prepared to work with your dog through the adjustment period and beyond, please look no further. If you wont keep your dog if you move or as your family grows, please look no further. If you aren't prepared to nurse your dog back to health if he gets ill or if she needs surgery, please look no further.

Rescue dogs have been through so much - dumped in shelters or found roaming the streets. They have been abandoned, neglected, starved and possibly physically abused. They need TIME, PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING and LOVE in order to succeed in their new homes. Sometimes it may take several months for a rescue dog to make the adjustment to your home and family. If you aren't 100% committed to making this work with your new dog, then please don't adopt. Any adopter of a rescue dog who has been through the adjustment period can tell you its worth it. No dog is perfect….just like no human is perfect. Please don't expect too much too soon from your new dog.

KatNiss

Color: Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 7 months
Current Size: Large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 10
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Gail or Michelle
Contact Email: gmrobin13@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 410-800-7180
KatNiss
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DESCRIPTION:

KatNiss is a Big playful goof. Loves to play. Loves to be with her person. Alert barks, as most German Shepherds do. Smart, Easy to train. Loves to be with you, like your lap if you let her, Great Personality.

Katniss is spayed and up to date on shots. 

MAGSR ID: 3855

Lincoln Burgoon

Color: Balck & Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 6 years 9 months
Current Size: 45 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 45 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
History: We rescued him from SPCA when he was 3 years old. Prior to that, the records stated he lived with a young woman and two other dogs. She claimed that it was just too crowded to have three dogs (boyfriend and her broke up and they got this dog together).
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Shannon and John Burgoon
Contact Email: shannonmcq@hotmail.com
Contact Phone No: 443-254-0959
, Contact Phone No: 442-618-1630
Lincoln Burgoon
DESCRIPTION:

Lincoln is a very sweet dog. We have enjoyed having him. Unfortunately he has severe anxiety that seems to have worsen over the last year or so. The anxiety mainly occurs when there are storms or Fireworks. He has some separation anxiety but walking him every day helps that. We have tried a variety of different approaches from the calming collar, leaving worn shirts of ours with him, tried crating him when anxiety worsened but he broke half a tooth which we had to have extracted. On the days his behavior is positive, we make sure we praise him and give him treats. Lately if there  are storms, he has destroyed door knobs with his mouth, he clawed or torn up a wooden door frame, damaged our child’s high chair. At this point we are worried he is going to hurt himself and/or our daughter will injure herself on the damaged items/furniture in our house. As far as his demeanor with people and children, he is wonderful. He has never ever shown any aggression to our daughter. In fact, we have worked very hard with our daughter to know how to approach a dog but sometimes she will come from behind him and tug on his tail; and he never has shown aggression. If anything, he just walks away from her. Of course we praise him for how he behaves with her.

MAGSR ID: 3562

Marlene Dietrich

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 8 months
Current Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
History: found as a stray in rural SC; no tags or chip
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

Contact Name: Kate Viar
Contact Email: katev@dcpawsrescue.org
, Contact Email: info@dcpawsrescue.org
Marlene Dietrich
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DESCRIPTION:

Marlene is as smart as she is beautiful.  She has worked with a trainer and is very eager for guidance and wants to please.  Outside, she loves room to run and be active, while inside she is calm and very affectionate.  She is athletic and very treat motivated. She has been the perfect houseguest in her foster home in terms of housetraining and crate training.

While Marlene can be reactive when she meets new people and new dogs, if you give her a proper introduction and just a few minutes, she warms right up.  She has been fostered with cats and does well with them.  She hasn't been tested with young children.

Found as a stray in rural SC, her transition to big city life wasn't the smoothest.  Marlene needs an experienced and confident adopter because she is a fearful dog who tends to be reactive in situations she deems to be scary or chaotic.  She does really well in quiet, rural environments, but can also be successful in a more suburban environment with the right set up and active training/management.  This is not a dog who can live in the city as the pace and noise is just too stressful for her.

Marlene was significantly underweight when she was rescued, but was otherwise healthy.  She may have been a stray for some time, or perhaps neglected, but she has since put on close to 30 lbs and looks great.

This dog is a stunner and she is very loyal and sweet to her humans.  She needs a calm household with a patient adopter, who is willing to work with a positive reinforcement trainer to continue to build her confidence and manage her fear/reactivity.  If you're a fan of this majestic breed, you will know she is worth it!

Like most shelter dogs, Marlene may need a refresher on housetraining and crate training. We ask all of DC PAWS’ fosters to work on both house and crate training with their foster dog.

The adoption fee for this dog is $350.  If you are interested in adopting Marlene, please submit an adoption application at https://dcpawsrescue.org/adoption-info/adoption-application-dogs/

MAGSR ID: 3639

Mojo

Color: Brown Brindle
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 1 week
Current Size: Medium
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 10
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: St.Charles County Pet Adoption Center or Katie Willis
Contact Email: KWillis@sccmo.org
Contact Phone No: 636-949-7387
Mojo
DESCRIPTION:

Mojo came into the shelter as a stray on 2/16/19. We don't know much about his past. What we do know is that he'd do AMAZING in obedience. He currently know sit, lay down, paw, other paw.

MAGSR ID: 5620

Pebbles

Color: brown/black
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 9 years 1 month
Current Size: large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
History: Pebbles originally came to our shelter in 2017 as a stray. She was adopted in November 2017 and returned October 2018, as her owner became ill and could no longer care for her.
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Lisa Boland
Contact Email: hchs.manager@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 814-643-7387
Pebbles
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DESCRIPTION:

Miss. Pebbles is a shepherd mix appx 9 1/2 years old. She came to us in 2017 as a stray and was quickly adopted. The owner became ill and was no longer able to keep her for numerous reasons. Trust when we say this gal is no "old lady". She is spunky and frankly walks horrible on a leash. She takes a moment to warm up to men but as happy and bubbly as she is, it's a possibility the shelter environment suppresses her confidence. Our trainer suggests a little structure and some positive obedience work can help with that immensely. Snow, fetch with tennis balls, and car rides are her favorites. She does prefer to to be the only pet, which we know can be difficult, but this girl makes up for it with all she has to offer. She has no bite history

MAGSR ID: 5516

Phil

Color: Brown
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years 1 month
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Cover-boy Phil is no stranger to the spotlight, he has posed in a few photoshoots and graced the pages of We the Dogs DC and most recently DC Refined. While he has been moonlighting as a model, he has become a little bit of a diva and has been very choosy about the perfect place to call home. Phil is a 5yr old, 66 lb. GSD/Aussie Mix that came to us as an owner surrender back in mid January. His previous owner said he came to her around a year old abused, malnourished, skiddish and fearful of strangers. During the 3 months we've had him in foster he has made great progress. Initially he was very snappy (he's never bitten) and weary of new people but, with a lot of work and understanding, has warmed up to his foster family and is no longer snapping. He was very reactive to strangers and children while on walks but is now able to completely ignore them. He's been learning basic commands and he is still reactive when meeting new people and dogs so he will need slow introductions.

Phil is quite the character and once he gets to know you will spend all of his time snuggling and getting belly rubs. He loves his toys and will even bring them to you when he is excited to see you. He absoultely loves walks, although he's working on not pulling, and just being outside in general. He also likes car rides. He will spend hours people watching out of his foster's front windows.

Phil would do best in a quiet home with a confident and experienced adopter without small children or other pets. He has gotten along with other low-key, aloof dogs in the past, but he tends to be possessive over his people and things which is why we chose to separate him from his furbrother. Phil's new forever family will have to be patient, prudent and commited to continuing his training for him to be the best dog he can be, but we guarantee that if you take your time to earn Phil's trust, he will be the most loving dog you will ever share your life with.

Note: We have most recently made a facebook post with Phil's spread in DC Refined, the link to share is here: https://www.facebook.com/EastCoastCorgiRescue/posts/2233703183360708

(this post also has links to all the previous posts we have made about Phil in the time that we have had him.)

MAGSR ID: 5537

Trixie

Color: Black & White
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 years 2 months
Current Size: 63 ibs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Alicyn Cross
Contact Phone No: 410-446-3711
Trixie
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DESCRIPTION:

Description: Trixie was on our schedule to be euthanized due to separation anxiety, destructive behavior and growling at the owners family member. Upon further inquiry we determined that she had undergone several drastic changes in her home life and wasn't given any tools with which to cope and was set up to fail. I took her on personally to see if I could help her become a stable, good, canine citizen.

Let me tell you, she has done phenomenal. I've had her for about 7 weeks. She was quickly started on multiple behavior modification drugs and crate trained. She has also taken a lot of confidence from my two well mannered dogs. I am now tapering her medications in an effort to find the bare minimum she needs to continue doing well. She is still sensitive to loud noises and sudden movements but is much less scared than when she first came home (and we live next to a military base, so this gets tested daily). She is not a fan of hardwood/tile floors due to having hip dysplasia/arthritis and needs some help getting up in my car but can jump down okay. Separation anxiety isn't even an issue when she is in the kennel. She easily goes in (knows the command "night night") and doesn't fuss or dig or chew. She is the sweetest girl, constantly wagging her tail and always happy to see a kind face. Her ideal home would be a calm, stable house with at least one other dog. Minimal slick surfaces and stairs. Privacy fenced in yard. Comfy couch. Preferably a home where she will not be crated for more than 6-8 hours at a time. Probably would be okay with well trained older children.

She is located in NC, but I am wiling to drive. References will be checked thoroughly. Adoption fee of $200 (a portion will be donated to the organization that aids in finding her forever home). She will come with meds and supplements, is vaccinated, spayed, on heartworm/flea and tick prevention, and recently had perfectly normal bloodwork and negative fecal.

MAGSR ID: 5475

Vader

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 3 days
Current Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Contact Name: Jessie
Contact Phone No: 703-250-4100
Vader
DESCRIPTION:

My name is Vader and I am a 3 year old German Shepherd. I am around 90 lbs and am a very handsome big boy! I play well with most dogs, am crate trained, leash trained, and I lay down to eat my food. I also love to play ball and will bring the ball back every time just so I can fetch it again! I am very loyal and love my family and small children, but I am protective and sometimes don’t like new people coming into our home. I am not a dog who loves cuddly attention, but am very obedient and will do as told. I am looking for a human who can give me structure and continue to work with me. I would love to live somewhere where I can have a job, such as guarding the property.

 

If you want to take me home please contact Companion Animal Clinic at 703-250-4100. I can’t wait to meet my forever human!

MAGSR ID: 5632