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Bellair and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Bellair made her way to us from a shelter where she had been surrendered, for reasons unknown. She is new to us, so we are just getting to know her. We know that she prefers the company of male dogs over female dogs. She needs training, consistency and a schedule. Without this she has no idea what her new family expects of her, it is your job to guide and teach her. She is a pretty petite girl, which will make it easier for leash walks.Update:
We've gotten to know Bellair a bit more since she's been with us. What a pleasure this lady is to work with; it is apparent that she likes to work. She seems to know so many commands but quietly tests out the handler as she works. Once she figures out that you mean business, she handles beautifully. Bellair is clearly food motivated and doesn't require much tension on the leash when a redirect is needed. She corrects quickly and responds nicely when given an activity. She loves balls, and will play fetch, then carry the ball around with her. She has excellent behavior at the vet, she is even good about the thermometer. She is easy to leash up, jumps into the car readily and is a very good car rider. We're also told she's quite cuddly, could you see yourself cuddling with Bellair?
Lacy and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lacy was surrendered to us due to a baby on the way and there would be no room for Lacy. It is obvious she was not well cared for as she came to us obese, weighing 107 lbs. and should only weigh around 70 lbs. She also came to us with a skin infection and some fur loss, which our vet feels is caused by lack of care and poor quality food. She is being treated for the skin infection, put on a diet, good quality food, along with exercise that she obviously did not get in her last home. She is settling into her foster home and dealing with the changes of her new life. She is confused with some whining, but that is expected with the changes. She is very sweet and friendly with everyone she has met.
Lacy is doing really well in her foster home. She's working on getting exercise to drop some weight so she can be more comfortable, she's being a fed a food that should help her skin and her lose weight, and her skin is clearing up some with antibiotics from MAGSR's vet. Lacy likes to go for car rides too. On her walks, she will react a little to cars on her walks, and a squirrel here and there. Lacy does great in the house and prefers she have the house and her humans all to herself so she gets all the attention. Lacy is very sweet and is waiting to meet you.
Lacy has been doing really well in her foster home. Lacy is such a sweet girl. Lacy does not like thunderstorms and is not a fan of rain either. Lacy does fairly good in the crate and she lets her humans know when she needs to go outside. Lacy is somewhat protective of her food. Lacy is very alert and will let her humans know when she hears a noise outside. When on walks, Lacy has a few triggers and reacts to passing bicycles, some cars, and she's always on squirrel alert - otherwise, Lacy is great to walk and loves going. Lacy likes to sleep on doggie beds and couches and she will sleep most of the day. Lacy has some interest in playing with balls now & then. If this laid back girl sounds like she could be a good fit for your home, ask to meet Lacy.
Tayson and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition. Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years. The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible. We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans. All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery. It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates.
An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on. Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care. We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally. Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before. We need your help, the dogs need your help. Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.Update:
The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of their story.
Tayson has been in a home for the first time in her life for a week now. She is very well behaved in her sturdy, heavy duty crate (she didn’t like the wire crates at all, and easily escaped from them). She is calm and steady in the crate, and has had no accidents in it. Crate training is the first step towards housebreaking, and Tayson seems to be crate-trained at this point. After a week, she is comfortable around her foster mom, but still nervous and fearful when others are around. She gets along well with the resident older female GSD, and seems to take comfort from having another dog nearby. Tayson is walking well on a leash, although she will pull when fearful and trying to move away from something she doesn’t understand or isn’t familiar with; most of the time, however, she is happy to walk along side her foster mom on a loose metal leash. She prefers to eat inside of her crate, especially when no one is watching. She’s had so many new experiences in her first week in a home, and has handled all of them so well and with grace. She is a kind sweet dog who wants to be with people, but is still fearful of too much stimulus and contact at one time. As Tayson gains in confidence and comfort, we are certain that she will continue to make progress, learning to trust and bond with her humans. Stay tuned for future updates of Tayson’s journey to becoming a wonderful future family member. If she sounds like a fit for your family, ask to meet her.
After a skittish first few weeks, Tayson’s progress learning how to be a dog in a house is accelerating. She is out of her crate and interacting with her foster parents for long stretches of time now. She is becoming the playful spirit we always knew existed, but was hidden for far too long by her previous unfortunate circumstances. Tayson would learn from and do best in a home with a confident dog to help show her the way forward. Tayson walks well on her leash (except for the exciting moments when deer go running away), and is now curious and interested in everything on the farm. We are starting to take trips off the farm to increase her exposure to new sights, which is both interesting and stressful for her, but necessary. She continues to be accident-free inside the house, and is very good about relieving herself outside on her walks. She is one of the sweetest fosters I have ever had, very quiet, and just incredibly great to have around. If you would like to watch this girl emerge from her shell into being a wonderful family dog, please ask to meet Tayson. She is truly ready to start bonding with you in her forever home.