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.

Bison

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 9 months
Current Size: 60 lbs (est)
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Jonathan Viccary
Contact Phone No: 410-972-5480
Bison
DESCRIPTION:

The Good:
Bison is a really affectionate, loving, intelligent dog. He has been through a board & train program and knows all the basic commands (sit, down, come, heel, place, touch. paw, and stand). He is a very loyal and loving companion who seeks to please those he knows. In our house we have 2 young children and a cat and he is very patient and calm with them all. The cat will frequently claw at his nose, and he just takes it without complaint. The children climb all over him and he loves their attention. We have had him for 2 years (since he was 9/10 weeks old) and he has always been very friendly and kind to us.

 

Reason for Rehoming:
Bison needs a lot of work. My wife and I are expecting our 3rd child soon, and I currently work 2 full time jobs. We no longer have the time or the environment he needs to overcome, what the vet has said is essentially, PTSD. Her diagnosis was that he needs a lot of positive reinforcement training, and possibly gradual socialization. We would be incredibly sad to see our beloved family member leave our home, but we are no longer able to provide him with the attention that he needs.

Thanks for your consideration

Contact information is  410-972-5480

MAGSR ID: 3252

Bubbles

Color: Black & Brown
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 9 years 1 month
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

Contact Name: Jason
Contact Phone No: 410-258-6792
Bubbles
BubblesBubbles
DESCRIPTION:

Bubbles is an incredibly sweet, loving, genlte, and intelligent dog. She is best friends with everyone she meets and trusts them like they are old pals. Bubbles bonds quickly and will become your shadow in no time.

Previous owner had a debilitating stroke February 2018. I've been fostering her since then. I'll be moving to China in a few months so I need to find a permanent home for her.

MAGSR ID: 3602

Dooma

Color: Brown & White
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 years 5 days
Current Size: Large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Jessica Babbitt
Contact Phone No: 801-783-6683
Dooma
DoomaDooma
DESCRIPTION:

Meet Dooma! Dooma is a 3 year old shepherd mix. He is originally from a dissolved rescue in North Carolina and looking for his forever home. Dooma is loving and loyal. He is a great protector and an excellent snuggler. He is house and crate trained. Dooma loves toys, especially ones that squeak. Dooma deserves to be loved and treasured as the only pet in his forever home. He is dog selective and would not thrive with a family that wants to take him to the dog park. He’s a definite couch potato personality and could watch Netflix with you all weekend. Dooma can be reactive on leash to other animals (dogs, cats, and wildlife) but otherwise is working very consistently on walking politely. He would do well with a large, fenced in backyard and training lessons. Dooma knows sit and lay down. His current fosters do not have children but have observed him with older children on several occasions. We are asking fora rehoming fee that will be used as a donation to our local SPCA and receipt will be given upon adoption. Vet and personal references will be mandatory. Criminal background check and no adopt list checks will also be utilized. Dooma is up to date on all vaccinations. He is heartworm negative and parasite free. Dooma is given Heartgard and Nexgard or Frontline on a monthly basis. He is located in North Carolina but transport can be arranged.

MAGSR ID: 3649

Lincoln Burgoon

Color: Balck & Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 6 years 1 month
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 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

Luna

Color: Sand
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years 1 month
Current Size: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Erin
Contact Email: thegrielis@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 561-541-7539
Luna
Luna
DESCRIPTION:

Rescued in Miami, FL after found roaming the streets at about age 1. Luna is an energetic and playful companion. She is very affectionate!

MAGSR ID: 3588

Luna Eclipse

Color: black/red
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 1 month
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Colleen Campbell
Contact Email: ccchoppy1981@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 717-557-8934
Luna Eclipse
Luna EclipseLuna Eclipse
DESCRIPTION:

Luna is a well loved, family dog amazing with kids of all ages. She loves cats and is potty trained, microchipped, crate trained and also kind of lazy, LOL. She loves to run and play tag with the kids and loves to lay around and get tummy rubs just as much! She deserves so much more than I can give her a space to run and play. She will be greatly missed.

MAGSR ID: 3583

Marlene Dietrich

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 6 days
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 Phone No: 703-801-9109
Marlene Dietrich
Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
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

Max

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 8 months
Current Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Contact Name: Buck Kauffman
Contact Phone No: 717-968-0890
Max
DESCRIPTION:

Max is a really great dog with adults especially when given the right amount of exercise.  He is very loving and will follow you around the house to be by your side.  He is also loves to cuddle up next to you when night time comes.  When on the leash he will stay by your side when running and does a great job being still when getting a bath and being brushed.  Max does have some food/bone protectiveness.  Once the food is in front of him it is hard to get it away from him without him growling and when given rawhides he likes to be protective of them.  He is not this way though with any other toys and enjoys retreiving balls in the house when thrown to and playing tug of war with a rope.  Max does not get along great with other dogs especially smaller ones.  As stated earlier he has been attacked by two pitbulls when a puppy, but he has not had much exposure to other dogs outside of seeing them when running.  This is due to myself working long days all of the time.   I have to find Max another home due to the nature of my work with travelling and working the long hours (12-16 hrs a day) along with needing to find rent which is not friendly to larger dogs.  If there are any other questions with his history or how he acts please give me a call so we can discuss.  

 

MAGSR ID: 3425

Mystic

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 11 months
Current Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only

Contact Name: Sharron Sample
Contact Phone No: 484.686.4943
DESCRIPTION:

Mystic is a very sweet girl; she loves playing with sticks and running. around the yard. Although she's 9, she is still extremely playful and energetic. She needs a family with a lot more time to give her the attention she needs. I'm looking for a loving home that will care for her as I have for the past 8 years.

MAGSR ID: 2275

Roscoe

Color: Black
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd/Retriever Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 5 months
Current Size: Medium
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Anita Cole
Contact Email: fldrvpres@gmail.com
Roscoe
DESCRIPTION:

Will you write the next page in the story of my life?

I'm 2 years young and I am a great dog for an experienced dog owner.

I am what humans call dominant. I'm NOT aggressive, but I think I'm the boss until you put me in my place and show me who the real alpha is. I have worked with a behaviorist and she showed my foster mom how to be more assertive and since then I've been a really good boy. I am very smart! I know sit, paw, and down. We are working on high five! I love my 2 Boxer foster sisters and have been good with other dogs I've met. I am being fed separately right now because I do like to try to eat the other dogs food and I get a little grumpy if they don't want to share! My foster mom is working on helping me learn that this is not a good behavior. Sometimes I try to guard my toys too, but each day I realize more and more that I don't have too. I would do best in a home with either a good fence I can't escape from, or extra land where I'll have freedom to explore some without getting hurt. I am just so curious and sometimes it gets me in trouble! I don't like being alone and I absolutely do not like the crate, so please consider that if you think you may want to adopt me. Did I mention I LOVE KIDS!! I will give chase with cats, but have not hurt one. I really want them to play with me. I would do best in a home with family who will play with me, work my brain, and make sure I get plenty of exercise. I think I'm a lap dog and will curl up with my people any chance I can! I have made such progress since being saved...I just need a home where my family will understand I haven't had the best life up to now, but I promise if you give me a chance I'll love you forever and show you what a great boy I can be. In case you are wondering I am neutered and up to date on my shots, so I'm ready for my forever home today!!

MAGSR ID: 3201

Toby

Color: Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 15 years 12 months
Current Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Bonnie Marrs
Contact Email: CountryCutie2@msn.com
, Contact Email: BonnieJMarrs@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 301 514 6346
Toby
Toby
DESCRIPTION:

Toby is a lovable dog who loves people.  He loves walks and loves to relax with you on the couch or in bed. 

MAGSR ID: 337

Vader

Color: Black
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 8 months
Current Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
History: Have had since a puppy. Very loyal and sweet. Is dominant dog, has clashed with my female dog a lot, so will only be considered in a single pet home. He is a working dog, must be worked or exercised more than twice a day.
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Jeni Barth
Contact Email: rottez4me@comcast.net
Contact Phone No: 301 751 2641
Vader
VaderVader
DESCRIPTION:

Vader is a sweet loving boy. He aims to please. Super energetic,  so needs someone to work him!! He loves  actually a soccer ball! Will chase it and work for it. Loves to play tether ball, and play tug with the rope. Listens very well. Great with commands of sit, come, down and paw. Will go find his ball on command also. Good on leash, and would love miles of walks/runs. Would do great in any dog sport and is easy to train. Is dominant however, and needs to be a single dog! 

There is a $500 rehoming fee to defray some of the cost when I had taken him initially.

MAGSR ID: 3376

Zoe

Color: Black & Tan Brindle
Gender: Female
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 6 years 4 months
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Contact Name: Carole Levy
Contact Email: clevymd@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 301-502-3720
Zoe
Zoe
DESCRIPTION:

Zoe isn’t a bad girl, but she’s in a situation right now that is not bringing out the best in her.  She is a Shepherd mix, maybe Dutch Shepherd in the mix.

She needs to be in a home without other dogs and ONLY with adults who are very experienced working with dominant /anxiety defensive dogs, such as dog trainers or K9 officers.   NO FIRST TIME DOG OWNERS, please.

We adopted Zoe from our local shelter when she was about 6 months old, and she had been a stray.  She has lived with our other three older dogs but no cats. She loves teenaged kids, and also loves to chase squirrels and deer, but is trained to an electronic fence.

Because of her tough beginnings, she has always had fears/anxieties and defensive behavior related to food and attention.  One of our GSDs went blind this past year from SARD, and is also mostly deaf, and this has created a big issue for Zoe, who doesn’t understand that she’s not being ignored or challenged by this dog.   Zoe now feels she has to dominate the other dogs and even the humans in our house, and despite our best efforts with different dog trainers and a behavioral vet, the best solution is to rehome her where she will not feel this anxiety and fear.

Zoe is healthy, has had a recent exam with normal blood work, is up to date on all vaccinations, receives flea/tick/heartworm meds regularly, is housetrained, walks well on leash, and knows all her obedience commands.  She is very smart and learns quickly.  She is not high energy, and is happy to lie around the house, but loves to go for walks and car rides.  She’s a great girl, but needs a better situation to be happy and have a better life.

Thanks for considering Zoe!

Please contact Hal Horenberg, Home at Last Sanctuary, 301-983-0614, if you would like to start an adoption application.

MAGSR ID: 408