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.
Sylvan, or Syl as her foster parents call her, has been living in her foster home for a little over a week and has made amazing progress. She was initially uncertain in the house (because she has never been in one before), but she is getting used to the noises and going up and down our many stairs. She has been eating well, been calm in the crate all day and night, and is amazing on her walks. She heels nicely, does not pull at all, and is not reactive to dogs or people in the park. Her current project is learning how to sit on command. She has also had no accidents in the house and holds it during an entire work day and makes it through the whole night, waiting until she goes on her walks. She has also been incredible with the resident cats in the foster home, being very calm and showing no signs of aggression or even interest. What an amazing dog to have come out of that terrible hoarding situation! She will just need a little time, love and training and we are confident she will make someone an awesome pup! Ask to meet Sylvan today!