MAGSR Females Available for Adoption
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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!
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Beautiful Bailey was adored by her family. They knew she was a special girl and ensured that she had endless love, attention, and plenty of toys. However, when an unexpected event took place, they were unable to keep Bailey and provide her with the life they knew she deserved. Recognizing that we would provide Bailey with everything she needed to meet with success, her family made the heartbreaking decision to return her to the MAGSR. Knowing this was a very difficult decision, we promised we would find Bailey the perfect forever family.
Bailey is an active, intelligent, and playful girl. She loves her people fiercely and gives them every ounce of affection she has. With some very strong GSD traits, Bailey is loyal, protective, and on point. She tends to notice everything around her and keeps an eye on her people at all times. As a girl with a high prey drive, smaller creatures can be a little too enticing for Bailey. She finds joy in chasing small creatures, such as rabbits and squirrels, and will need to be monitored closely if they are out and about with her. Fond of the outdoors, Bailey is always up for a long walk, hike, or adventure. She takes cues well from the handler and knows many commands. Lucky to have lived in a loving household for a few years, Bailey has developed a solid understanding of and appreciation for toys; she is hoping her forever family enjoys them too! She loves to play ball and can't help but enjoy a good squeaky toy. With a few years of experience living in a home, Bailey has also developed an affinity for a soft bed. She loves cuddling up on her dog bed and doesn't mind having a dog bed or two in the house just to change up viewpoints throughout the day. Although Bailey is crate trained and housebroken, once settled, she prefers to be out and about. This seems to keep her more settled throughout the day. As is true of all shepherds Bailey will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Providing clear boundaries and expectations will help Bailey meet with success. Bailey has already completed some basic training; however, she is always up for more! Continued training is essential to Bailey's success. Not only will it help her develop her canine citizenship skills, but it will also help her develop a strong and healthy bond with her forever family.
If your family is looking for an active girl who will fill your days with doggy smiles, squeaky toys, and plenty of exercise, Bailey is your girl.
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We don’t know if it’s ‘Maybelline’ or maybe it's MAGSR, but this ‘Beautiful Basha’ (or Rose from the Golden Girls) doesn’t look or act her age! It’s clear she was well taken care of, but unfortunately an abrupt change with her previous owner's living situation has left her as an owner-surrender. It was a heartbreaking decision, but the couple knew bringing her to MAGSR would give her the best chance at living out her golden years, (much like Rose) in a loving home.
As we get to really know Basha, she is somewhat bashful, but still very active, working-line, almost 11 year old beauty. It’s really difficult to believe she’s almost 11! She has the agility and energy to leap a 2’ hurdle to chase a squirrel out of your yard for absolute protection! Basha’s foster reports she is unfortunately struggling with her new living situation and will need some time to decompress and realize she is safe and will be loved and taken care of, much like the final episodes of the Golden Girls.
Since Basha comes from a working-line of GSD’s, she is well trained and knows a number of tricks, but is probably up to learning a few more. This will help fulfill her need for both physical and mental stimulation. Because she has a high prey drive, it’s probably best she is placed either in a home without cats, or with one that is a dog-savvy cat.
Basha is absolutely eager to find the right FUR-ever family, and would really thrive in an environment where she is provided the basic necessities of a senior, working-line puppy-at-heart - training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.
If ‘Beautiful Basha’/ “Golden-Girl Basha’’ sounds like the golden era you would like to chat about life with, please ask to add her to your family today!
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Beautiful Brandi was picked up as a stray with her mate, Boscoe. These two incredible dogs had clearly been through some difficult times. Recognizing that these special pups would be most successful if they decompressed in foster homes, another rescue arranged for them to stay in foster families while they waited out their stray hold. Both dogs were placed in loving foster homes with other dogs. When their stray hold had ended and they had had some time to decompress, we were asked if we could welcome both dogs into the rescue. Really, who could say no to such a lovely pair of dogs?
Brandi is a lovely girl. She arrived with wounds on her shoulders and underweight. Her foster family worked hard to get Brandi healed and healthy. Although we do not know anything about Brandi's past, it does appear that she was mishandled at some point. As a result, she can be timid and fearful with new people, particularly with men. A slow approach and some tasty treats go a long way with Brandi. She does warm up with a calm, confident, and patient handler. Brandi is looking for a forever family that will give her the opportunity to slowly adjust to the household. Providing Brandi with clear structure, routine, and guidance will be key to her success. When ready, Brandi will benefit greatly from training. Training will help Brandi build a strong, healthy bond with her forever family; it will also help her develop the stability and confidence needed to navigate her world. While living with her foster family in the south, Brandi did begin to develop her socialization skills. She also has learned the joys of living in a safe and loving home. At this time Brandi is housebroken and crate trained. However, she will likely need to fine tune her skills once she finds her forever home.
Unfortunately, Brandi is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have easily been avoided had Brandi been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Although treatment is very expensive, this active little girl is beyond worth the cost. Brandi's entire heartworm treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Donations toward her care are greatly appreciated as this will help us not only help this lovely girl get all of the care that she needs, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Brandi will need to take it easy over the next few months while she completes her treatment. However, this will give her time to adjust to her forever family. If Brandi sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Are you by any chance a morning person? Do you like to jog or hike? Brandi is looking to be your best friend. She wakes up ready to go and wants to be a velcro pup. After being here for a few weeks we've gotten a chance to see a little bit more about her. She is a pokey puppy. She loves to poke her nose everywhere and get the latest news. I also think she might have been best friends with a cat at some point. She constantly rubs up against everything just like a cat-- starting at her shoulder and curving down to the tail. So cute!
She would do best in a house with a little space from neighbors. She sings the blues when left alone and talks in yips and barks about her day regularly. She also barks loudly at people outside the door. Not characteristics that would be loved by apartment neighbors!
She is housebroken when kept to her schedule and sticks to her potty spot. She knows sit, in the crate, and down, and we are working on targeting/touch. She shows great potential but would do better if allowed exercise to calm her busy brain before being asked to focus.
I think she would be best with older children only. She likes to jump up and lick your face when she is anxious or needs to check back in with you. We are working on correcting that habit but she can't get any exercise right now which doesn't help. She also can be a bit mouthy and she has tried to catch hold of my sleeve (not my arm) a few times. Surprisingly though, she doesn't bite down on your hand when taking a treat. Your whole hand can end up in her mouth with her exuberance to get the food. But, at least she doesn't bite down on you. She is very food motivated and very food-focused right now. She will try to take food away from my dog so she would do best with a dog that is not food protective. I think she would do fine in a house with other dogs that tolerate teen rough-housing, or in a house without other dogs. She could use the exercise provided by a pack but would be fine if you plan on being that exercise source. She does very well with our routine and knows where she's supposed to be and, most importantly, which meal is supposed to come next. Did I mention she's food fixated?
She is not the best gardening buddy. Her favorite thing is to sit right in front of you, right on the dirt you just dug up so you could plant something, sticks her nose in the dirt to check the news, and then tries to give you a kiss right on the mouth. She will help dig though! She is prey driven, however, so she does keep the rabits, birds, and squirrels away from the garden very well. Hard toys only for this pup. She eviscerated a stuffy, grabbed up the pieces and chomped like she was going to swallow them in less than a minute. Fortunately, she is also very distractable (with the promise of food of course).
She is very ready to find her forever family. If you're looking to add a happy, bouncy young lady to your home, please consider her!
Brandi really is a special girl; she is a true GSD and loves with all of her heart and every piece of fur (even the stray ones on the floor!). Despite her previous hardships, the battle wounds on her shoulders, and coming in grossly underweight, she loves fiercely. Thankfully, her foster family continues to diligently work on helping her to heal from the trauma she experienced during the first part of her life. Unfortunately we don’t know much more about Brandi’s past, but given her wounds it is clear she was mishandled. As a result, she is timid and fearful with new people, in particular, men. Therefore, multifaceted and multiple approaches to warm up to Brandi would go a long way with her! Think of slow, gentle, yet confident, approaches with some tasty treats! Once the introduction and ‘dating-phase’ is locked-in, we know Brandi will just melt hearts and be an incredible, protective, typical GSD for the right family. She will do best in a home with a family who is familiar or eager to learn the ways of a true GSD - while providing the essentials - training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.
Once Brandi warms-up, she has proven to be a ‘LOVE WITH EVERY FIBER’ gal and will absolutely thrive with a calm, confident and patient handler(s), and a forever family that will patiently give her the opportunity to re-learn that she is loved, cared for and that her new life will be filled with all the things she was missing: love, structure, boundaries, routines and guidance. Providing her with these basic needs, you will watch Brandi blossom in front of your eyes. Her foster family got a sneak peak of her potential (socialization skills, crate trained, house broken, sloppy kisses and more), she just needs a forever family to get her the rest of the way to completely blossom into the beautiful, fiercely loving and fun pooch she has the potential to be. Brandi will form a healthy bond with her forever family and greatly benefit from continued training once she has had the time to complete her decompression and recognize she is safe with her forever family.
LETTER FROM BRANDI:
Scene set: Brandi sitting nicely in place; Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift playing in the background…
“It’s me…Hi…It’s me…Brandi! Where do I start? I’ve had a really rough life before my Heroes at MAGSR picked me up. I can’t really remember exactly what happened, but the scars on my shoulders, and how grossly underweight I was because of the lack of food are really good indicators that I was badly mishandled. I want to love you, I want to love all the nice humans who are trying to take care of me, but the humans that had me before were pretty much the anti-heros…so, it takes me awhile to trust anyone that I won’t be (mis)treated like I was before. I am trying my hardest, and have been through the best training a dog can receive (Mason Dixon K9), this I am really really grateful for! I am slowly rebuilding my confidence, learning that I can trust all humans again, but it takes me time. I like to sniff you out, get used to you and see you a few times. Once I trust you, I will protect you with my life! I really really want a forever home, a family to protect me, and in return, I will be your fierce protector ‘FUR-ever’! Will you take a chance on me? I will if you will!!
Kyra and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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?
Lane and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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!
Lassie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Lassie was originally purchased from a breeder in the south with the intention of potentially breeding her. However, as time passed, her family decided that this was too much for them. Unfortunately, with busy schedules and other things to attend to, Lassie was too often left without the attention and care she deserved too. Luckily, one member of the family adored this lovely girl and kept an eye on her. She made sure to visit and work with Lassie as often as possible. Although she loved Lassie, she knew that this such a special girl deserved so much more. When she reached out to MAGSR for help, we immediately started working with our team to welcome Lassie to the family.
Lassie is a stunning lady. Having been brought up around people of all ages, she is good with a variety of people. However, due to a lack of socialization it can take her a little time to warm up to new people. Once comfortable she is affectionate and playful. Lassie really enjoys playing with kids. Although Lassie is good with large dogs, she is not a big fan of cats or small dogs. Having lived in a home, Lassie already knows many of the ins and outs of living with a family. She is crate trained and housebroken. However, as is true of any new dog, Lassie will need time to adjust to the structure and routines of her forever home. Food motivated, Lassie is excited to start training and is planning on being the star of the class. Training is critical as it will not only provide her with the opportunity to develop a healthy bond with her new family, but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Lassie is looking for a forever family that will enjoy her playful personality and affectionate mannerisms. Could that family be with you?
Loreli and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lorelai 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 Lorelai sounds like the right match for your household, get your application in today!
Molly and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Molly is the mom to the 11 Hogwarts puppies. This family was part of a cruelty and neglect case within Maryland. Upon their arrival at the shelter, staff did everything they could to begin working with this family. They were able to foster Molly's puppies out within the MAGSR family; however, Molly needed to remain at the shelter while she awaited a decision on her case. Although she was extremely emaciated, covered with fleas, and weak, Molly appreciated the kindness of staff members and slowly began warming up to new people. Shelter staff worked hard to help Molly begin the recovery process and began getting her some much needed vetting. However, Molly was significantly weakened by the years of mal-treatment and the need to keep her puppies healthy and strong. As a result, a case of kennel cough quickly escalated. When volunteers came through to move Molly into the MAGSR family, they knew something was not right. Molly's kennel cough had evolved and become two-fold. She now had pneumonia and bronchitis. Fortunately, our team came together to ensure that Molly was safe and received all the care she needed. With time, patience, and some extra TLC, Molly has made significant strides. Her body is much stronger and she is ready to move forward.
Molly is an intelligent and energetic dog. She is looking for an active and experienced forever family that will help her meet her full potential. Having survived horrifying conditions in her previous household, Molly is looking for a home where she can be the focus of the family. A home where she can be the only pet would be her ideal situation. This way she can soak up all of the love and attention of her family while filling their lives with giggles, snuggles, and endless kisses. As she continues to move forward, Molly will need to exercise her body and her mind on a daily basis. Not only will this help her find a good balance within the household but it will also help her use her mind effectively. Molly is a big fan of toys and can be found playfully throwing them around while making her goofy sounds. She is good at keeping herself entertained but also enjoys a good game of fetch. This smart little lady is already picking up commands. She is learning to sit, down, drop it, come, and roll over. She can't wait to learn more! Food and praise motivated, Molly will be a blast at training. Training is essential as it will help Molly develop a strong, healthy bond with her family. It will also help her further develop her skills and socialization so that she can develop into a good canine citizen. Molly is looking for an active home that will provide her with a lifetime of love and attention. Could that be with you?
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We would like to introduce Sage; a stunningly beautiful, bouncy, 7 month old sable. Unfortunately, her previous family was unaware of the requirements of a GSD puppy, and made a difficult decision to surrender her so she could live her best life. With that being said, Sage wasn’t properly socialized with other dogs or humans, and as a result, is terrified of most things. In order to help give her the best chance, Sage will be receiving some training to help her rebuild her confidence.
As we get to know Sage, it is clear she will need time to decompress and onboard some training that will help build her confidence. We know she will end up being an incredible, loyal and loving companion, but will need to be placed with a person or family that 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.
If Sage sounds like the adventure you would like to blaze trails with, please ask to add her to your family today!
Zaire and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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!