Adira and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Adira and her siblings - Isa, Knox, and Beckett - were dumped on a country road. Emaciated and clearly lacking care, these babies needed help and fast. When a kind member of the community discovered what had happened to the puppies, they moved quickly to help these babies find safety. Recognizing that these little orphans would have their best chance at finding safe and loving forever homes with a rescue, a plea for help went out.
Adira is an absolute doll. She has been fortunate to have been living with one of our amazing vetting partners who has worked hard to make sure she is happy, healthy, and well socialized. Continued socialization is critical to Adira's success as she grows. Unfortunately, it was apparent when Adira arrived that she had suffered some trauma to her back leg. It seems very likely that she was hit by a car when dumped with her siblings. MAGSR quickly had Adira seen by one of our vets who recommended that she be seen by a specialist as she would need an FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy). This past week, Adira had her FHO surgery and is resting comfortably with the help of a few anti-inflammatory meds. She will need to take it slow over the next month or two as she heals; however, Adira is expected to make a full recovery.
Although Adira is a love, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy antics, they get into things, and they will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Adira will develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to become. If this little girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today!
Sweet Adria is now living with a foster and they have shared that Adria is crate trained and housebroken. Adria had hip surgery June 17th and she requires another 4 to 8 weeks of strict crate rest as she continues to heal, the vet expects her to have a full recovery. Adria loves attention and of course she wants to run and play, but she is kept on a short leash so that she can heal properly. Adria loves toys, chewing on nylabones and yummy kongs filled with peanut butter. If you are looking for a loving, sweet little girl to join your family please set up a meet and greet. Yes we know, she still has to grow into her ears :)
Alice and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Alice was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter. Although she waited patiently for her family to come and claim her, no one came up to bring her home. Due to unprecedented issues with overcrowding, the shelter staff knew that Alice would need rescue support to make it out alive. When asked if we could help Alice find a safe and loving forever home, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.
Alice is a friendly and loving girl. She does well with humans and people. As an adult dog who must have had some socialization, Alice is stable and confident in her personality. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about Alice's past so in many ways she is starting fresh with her new family. This lovely lady will thrive in an environment where she has structure, routine, and leadership. Training will also go a long way with Alice as it will not only help her bond to her new family but it will also help her further develop into a good canine citizen. Unfortunately, we have learned that Alice is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if Alice had been provided with monthly preventatives. We have already started treatment and Alice is doing well. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive but this sweet girl is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Alice's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Alice will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, she will be back up to full speed soon. Alice is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the love, safety, and structure that she so clearly deserves. If she sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.
Anna and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Anna and her siblings, Jodie and Teddy Bear, were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for these dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Knowing we could provide this family with the life and love they deserve, MAGSR welcomed them to the family.
Anna is a sweet little lady but she is extremely timid. Somewhat hand-shy and avoidant, Anna does well with a patient but confident handler who will give her time to trust. Once comfortable and with time to decompress, she will warm up for love and attention. Due to the condition in which she arrived, Anna has needed a little extra TLC. She arrived sick with an URI, severe ear infection, and dirty from lack of care. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Anna get the relief she needed. We are continuing to work with them to make sure that Anna has everything she needs as she moves forward. With time, patience, and a little support, Anna is making steady progress. Anna will thrive in a household that will provide structure, routine, and patience. Due to her history, she will likely benefit from a calm and confident household.
Unfortunately, we have discovered that Anna is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had she been provided monthly heartworm preventatives. We have already begun Anna's treatment. The cost of her entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this lovely girl is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Jodie's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Anna will need to take it slow over the next few months while she undergoes treatment, this will give her time to adjust to her new environment and meet with success in her forever home. Anna is looking for a forever family that will provide her with the structure, patience, and love that she so clearly deserves. Could this be with you?
Bonita and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Beautiful Bonita was picked up as a stray in a busy city with her two pups - Hermosa and Guapo. This sweet little family was taken to an overcrowded animal shelter where they waited to be claimed. When no one arrived to bring them home, a plea went out for help. We knew this little family deserved the comfort and safety of a home and stepped up to help.
Bonita is a sweet but timid girl. She is gentle but would prefer that her people give her a little time to adjust. With patience Bonita warms up and begins to let her personality shine. As we do not know anything about her past, in many ways Bonita is starting fresh. She will likely need to learn the ins and outs of living in the comfort and safety of a household. With structure, patience, and leadership, we are sure that Bonita will thrive. Training will be a critical piece of Bonita's transition as it will help her bond to her forever family while also building the stability and confidence she needs to become a good canine citizen.
Unfortunately, we have learned that Bonita is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Bonita's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but this sweet little momma is definitely worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Bonita's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her as well as other dogs with medical needs. Bonita will need to take it slow for the next few months as her body will need time to heal. However, this will give her the chance to adjust to her forever family. If this special girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!
Clover and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Charming Clover was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Upon arrival it was highly evident to staff members that Clover was in need of help and fast. Emaciated to the point where she was struggling to walk and covered in ticks, shelter staff did what they could to make her comfortable and then began asking for help. Recognizing that Clover would need to be transferred to a vet for support and monitoring, they requested that she be moved immediately. When the call went out for help, we knew this little girl would be right at home in the MAGSR family.
Clover is clearly in pain but she remains sweet and loving. She has been moved to one of our amazing vetting partners so that we can meet her medical needs. As care has begun, we have discovered that in addition to her other medical needs Clover is also heartworm positive. This could have been avoided if she had received monthly heartworm prevention. Clover's heartworm treatment will begin as soon as she gains some much needed strength. The cost of Clover's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Clover is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Clover's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her as well as other dogs with medical needs. Clover will need to take it slow over the next few months. This will help her body heal so that she can move forward with a forever family. As we are just getting to know Clover, we will provide updates soon.Update:
Clover had bilateral FHO's (Femoral Head Ostectomy) completed on Monday, April 12th. She had some older fractures as well; however, as they had already set, the surgeon could not repair these. While under the surgeon went to spay Clover and discovered that she had a pyometra so, Clover was lucky that the decision was made to spay her while she was under.
In order to keep Clover comfortable and calm, she is receiving some good pain medication. PT exercises have begun. However, as Clover moves forward she will need extensive Physical Therapy in order to heal appropriately.
Your generosity has funded Clover's surgery but, of course, the need persists for funding to support our ongoing medical commitments. Please donate to help.
Aout a month ago, Clover moved in with her foster family. She easily won everyone in the household over with her lovely personality. When looking into those beautiful, soft eyes and your heart simply melts. Clover is gentle but timid when first meeting new people. It is very evident that she was mistreated prior to her arrival. Given a little time and patience she snuggles right up to her people for head rubs and attention. Her precious tail wags bring smiles to everyone she meets.
Clover has healed well from her surgery and has begun rehab. The fantastic staff at Paradise Animal Hospital are working with Clover as she relearns how to walk. Clover loves pool time with their staff and has been an incredible patient as she builds her muscles and overall strength. Practice at home is a breeze as Clover loves to be with her people and is happy to complete her daily exercises. Over the next couple months Clover will continue to work with her rehab team to gain back full function of her back-end. As she is still so young and clearly very resilient, a full recovery is expected.
Clover is living with kids, cats, and dogs. She is patient and curious with the kids. When they are quiet and calm, she will come up for kisses and tail wags. Clover also seems to enjoy the dogs and the cats in the household particularly, those that are calm. She makes her way up to them with little tail wags. She is definitely curious about her foster pack but prefers to take her time making new friends.
Clover is ready to move forward into a home that will provide her with safety, security, and plenty of love. Could that be with you?
Crimson and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Crimson was a stray who fortunately got picked up by a good samaritan and brought to a shelter. Once there, she waited patiently for a family of her very own. Unfortunately, no one came for Crimson. When contacted by another rescue to bring Crimson in, MAGSR stepped up.
Crimson is a beautiful and intelligent girl. She gains confidence from a calm and stable handler. Crimson, like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help her develop into a good canine citizen. At the same time training will also help Crimson bond to her new family. As Crimson is new to the rescue, we are still getting to know her. Please stay tuned for more updates.Update:
Lovely Crimson arrived in MAGSR’s care with some medical concerns that warranted immediate support. Unsure what was causing continuous gastro-intestinal issues, MAGSR was fortunate to have Crimson's primary vet and internal medicine specialist collaborate to determine best practices to meet her specific medical needs. This process has taken several months as Crimson's amazing team worked through options, medications, dietary changes, and procedures.
It has been determined that Crimson has megacolon, which can be best described as chronic constipation. As her colon is unable to efficiently remove the waste from her body, Crimson suffers from involuntary bowel movements. This can be uncomfortable as Crimson's bowel movements are directly linked to when her colon is overfull which forces the excess waste to overflow in order to release the pressure on her colon. If not kept clean, Crimson's back-end can become inflamed. Although she is able to produce some formed stool, Crimson does have residual leakage. She does have full control over her bladder and is able to wait to urinate until outside. In order to provide Crimson with some relief, she is on a prescription food with medication that is administered three times a day. Although this has reduced her symptoms a bit, unfortunately, this is not a cure all for Crimson's condition.
Looking for all possible solutions for this sweet girl, MAGSR began working with surgical specialists to see if Crimson was a potential candidate. The hope was to provide her with a surgical option that would bypass her colon. Unfortunately, after meeting with specialists, they determined that due to the loss of muscle control in her backend a surgical option would not be successful. Crimson will always be a dog with medical needs.
Crimson is looking for a very special forever family. This exceptional household will need to administer Crimson's medication three times a day, provide daily cleaning of her back-end for sanitary purposes, and bathe her at least two times a week. Due to her specific medical needs, it is recommended that Crimson's household be carpet free or that she be contained to a few rooms that lack carpet as she is simply unable to control her bowel movements and will have accidents. Ideally, Crimson is looking for a safe and loving home that can provide her with attention, affection, and a supply of comfortable blankets to lay on that can be easily laundered.
Crimson is a happy and loving dog. Her unique condition is not painful as long as she is provided with adequate care and kept clean. This lovely lady clearly loves life and is desperate for a family to call her very own. A big fan of people, the outside, and snow, Crimson's adorable personality quickly wins over everyone around her. As she is all about being the apple of your eye, Crimson would be most successful in a household where she can be the only dog. If your household is ready to love and support this sweet girl, please ask to meet her today.
Faith and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Faith's family abandoned her when they moved to a new home. The new family that moved in immediately tried to scare her off the property. Although Faith would leave during the days, she would faithfully return home each night looking for her family. The new homeowners were not kind to her. They threw things at her and refused to get her help. After a year and a half of repeated abuse, an amazing group of rescuers heard about Faith's situation. Immediately putting together a plan of action, they trapped Faith and brought her to safety. Recognizing that Faith deserved the opportunity to live a life of love and kindness, a rescue plea went out. MAGSR heard Faith's story and immediately stepped forward.
Although it is obvious that Faith has endured pain at the hands of people, she remains a sweet and loving girl. As is expected given her past, Faith will need a household that is willing to go slow and give her a chance to adjust to new people and new situations. Once able to trust her people, Faith greets you with tail wags and gentle kisses. Crate trained and housebroken, Faith does remember what it is like to live in a household; however, as is true of all dogs, she will need to further brush up on her skills. Living with other shepherds, kids, and cats, Faith is adjusting well to pack life but is not yet ready to relax completely. With patience, structure, routine, and training, Faith will develop the confidence she needs to be a good canine citizen.
Faith is looking for a patient yet confident household that will help her continue to move forward. Could that be with you?
Flo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sally and her Cars Puppies were rescued in the south by another group. As they wanted to do right by this lovely family, they began reaching out to other groups who would be able to support the family until they were ready to find forever homes of their own. When asked to welcome this family into the MAGSR family, we immediately said yes.
Flo is a bundle of energy and joy. She is cute as a button and brings happiness to everyone around her. Well socialized in her foster home, Flo is a match for a household with kids, cats, or other dogs. Although Flo's foster family has given her an excellent start, it is imperative that they continue to keep Flo well socialized. This will help her develop into a stable adult. Although Flo is absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy antics, they get into things, and they will chew on inappropriate items. With time, patience, and training, Flo will develop into the good canine citizen that we know she is destined to become. If this little girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.Update:
Now that the puppies are older, they have gone into individual foster homes. Flo is an easy-going, friendly puppy who has fit right in with the resident GSD's Nala and Vader. Flo loves being snuggled by the humans in the house. She is already well on her way to being house-trained (#1 on the pee pad, #2 outside after dinner), and she is adjusting to the crate nicely (she cries for a few minutes when you put her in the crate but eventually gives up).
She would be a great fit for any family ready for the demands of a puppy!
Jasmine and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Stunning Jasmine was surrendered to a local shelter as her family fell on hard times and could no longer care for her. They surrendered her to the shelter hoping that Jasmine would find a forever family that could care for her for a lifetime. As many shelters are overcrowded right now, shelter staff felt that Jasmine would have her best chance at finding the perfect forever family if she was transferred to a rescue.
Jasmine is in many ways your young, goofy, energetic shepherd. She greatly enjoys the company of her people and already knows a few commands. As is true of any young dog, Jasmine will thrive with training and consistency. Not only does Jasmine enjoy the company of people, she also enjoys the company of other dogs. It is evident that her family worked hard to make sure she was appropriately socialized. Jasmine's new family will need to continue to provide her with opportunities to socialize in a variety of environments as this will help her further develop into a stable and confident adult dog. If this gorgeous girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today!
Khalisi and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Khalisi was placed outside in a metal cage during a severe storm and left. Fortunately, she was found and quickly moved to safety before anything catastrophic occurred. Unfortunately, safety was short-lived as Khalisi found herself placed at an overcrowded shelter where many dogs do not make it out alive. When a rescue plea went out, MAGSR immediately stepped forward.
Although Khalisi has lived through some challenging circumstances, her sweet personality remains intact. Since arriving in our care, she has had the opportunity to learn that humans can be kind and loving. In her foster home Khalisi has been interacting with people and other dogs. She enjoys snuggling up next to her furry foster brother and can often be found sleeping with her back touching his back. With soft beds, regular meals, and structure Khalisi is thriving. As Khalisi continues to move forward she is looking for a loving forever home that will provide her with the guidance, leadership, and safety that all dogs deserve. If this lovely girl sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Khalisi is a sweet honey of a dog despite obvious trauma in her past. She does everything she can to please her handler and works overtime for pets and snuggles. She is at that perfect age where she is excited for a walk or to romp around with her foster brother but is just as stoked to cuddle on the couch with some TV. She is very responsive to commands and learns quickly. Khalisi does have a strong prey drive and is not good with cats, however she may have been a mother before coming to MAGSR and was a great mother goose to the 4 unrelated puppies that came up from down south on her transport. This lady is eager to please and earn your heart with her unconditional love! As is true with most Shepherds, she responds well to routine and boundaries and will benefit from an obedience tune up with her new family, allowing her to bond closely with them
Khalisi is thriving in a foster home and is enjoying the company of the other dogs and humans. She is shy at first but warms up quickly and is taking everything in stride. She walks nicely one the leash, knows some obedience commands, crate trained and is incredibly smart and loyal. She is sweet and easy going girl. She is ready to find her forever home, ask to meet Khalisi today!
Khalisi is a sweet girl who is crate trained, housebroken and excellent in the house. Khalisi walks well on leash and loves walks, being outside and playing ball. She gets along with other dogs, (proper introductions needed). She loves to snuggle, chew on bones and toys.
Kylie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Beautiful Kylie lived in a loving home. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, her family was unable to continue to care for her. Although this was a very difficult decision, Kylie's family had her best interest at heart. We promised them that we would find Kylie a loving forever home.
Kylie is a bright and energetic girl. She, like many young shepherds, will thrive in an environment where she has structure and leadership. Craving direction, Kylie often looks to the handler for cues. Although she is still learning leash manners, it is highly evident that Kylie will pick-up new skills quickly. She will be a joy to work with in training. This will not only help her further develop her skills and abilities but it will also help her bond to her new family. Kylie has lived in a household. As a result, she does know some of the ins and outs of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, she will benefit from a refresher. Kylie is looking for an active household that will exercise both her body and her mind on a daily basis. Could she be the right match for you?
Lola and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Lola was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to animal control. As is common with shepherds, she struggled at the shelter and needed out as soon as possible. Recognizing that Lola would have her best chance at finding the right forever home with a rescue, shelter staff put out a plea for Lola. MAGSR answered that call.
Lola is an energetic, intelligent, and gorgeous pup. Curious and friendly with people, Lola is social. However, like many young dogs, Lola has not had the routine and structure that all GSDs crave. As a result, she will benefit greatly from training. Not only will this help Lola bond to her forever family but it will also help her develop into a good canine citizen. Fortunately, Lola's foster family has already begun this process and she is rising to the challenge. Lola enjoys the company of other dogs. She would be most successful with stable canine companions. Ready to put her past behind her, Lola is ready for her forever family. Could that be with you
Mac and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet Mac was picked up by animal control and brought to a shelter. Upon her arrival it was highly evident that she was in need of medical support. Mac could pull herself up on her front two legs, but struggled to move her back end. Shelter staff immediately got her into a vet to see what they could do to help this lovely little girl. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that Mac had a fractured pelvis, close to the right hip, and a dislocated left hip. It is presumed that Mac was hit by a car. She would need surgical support to help her move forward. Unfortunately, this was not an option at the shelter and would likely result in Mac being euthanized. In an attempt to save her life, a plea for help went out. MAGSR's volunteers knew they needed to help.
Mac is an absolute sweetheart. Even with the significant amount of pain that she is in, Mac is still gentle and affectionate. Her lovely eyes simply tug at your heartstrings. We have already begun working with Mac's surgical team to help her move forward. Mac will need to take it slow as she heals; however, at her age, a full recovery is expected. As a young girl, Mac is still learning all about the world around her. She, just like any young pup, will benefit greatly from continued socialization. This is critical as it will help her develop into a stable and confident adult. Mac is looking for a family that will love and cherish her for a lifetime. If she sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.
Mazie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Mazie and Sadie were well-loved members of their family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of their control, the girls' family needed to find them a new home. MAGSR was honored to step-up and provide Mazie and Sadie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls.
Mazie is a special girl. Her family welcomed her home after a breeder considered putting her down after being born with a congenital defect. Although Mazie required a little extra time and support, she was welcomed home to a family that taught her how to walk, play, and interact just like any other dog. Mazie is a little confused by all of the changes in her life. As a result, she needs a little extra time to warm up to new people. However, when provided with leadership and guidance, Mazie warms up to new people and leans in for affection.
If Mazie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Mazie is doing incredibly well in her foster home and has made a lot of progress. In that time we have found she does great with bath, blow dry and nail trim. Mazie is not food aggressive, nor is she food motivated but will be enticed with a high value treat such as chicken nugget. She is on a routine and happy to go outside to potty every 4 hours and does well in her crate.
She is on medication to help her with her bladder which she will have an occasional over excited dribble. When at home she likes to play with stuffed toys, balls, and chew on bully stick. The recent snow accumulations have shown her love of snow and frolicking in it. Exuberantly wants to play with other dogs, teaching/training to play easy, calm and when needed leave it. She will happily go for a car ride with you and give kisses. Mazie will howl when she hears firetrucks or sirens. She is working on sit, stay, off and with me and continued training will allow her to thrive. Ask to meet Mazie today!
Miss Jackie and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Miss Jackie and her housemate, Mr. Jack, were used for puppies. Their lives have been filled with little care, comfort, or kindness. When their owner decided that it was time for them to move on, their future options were very limited. Fortunately, another rescue heard about their situation and reached out to MAGSR for help.
Although we knew that both would need some additional love and attention, we also knew they deserved kindness and compassion. Miss Jackie is friendly, interactive, and goofy. She seeks out attention from everyone around and is a bit of a social butterfly. Fortunately, Miss Jackie has found a loving foster home that is helping her move forward. Although Miss Jackie is an incredible lady, we have learned that she is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had she been properly cared for and provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Miss Jackie has already begun her heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Jackie's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Miss Jackie is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Miss Jackie's care. Your generosity will help us save her and other dogs with medical needs. Although Miss Jackie will need to take it slow over the next few months, she will be back to full strength once her treatment is finished. If Miss Jackie sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update: Miss Jackie is a very sweet girl. She seems to love all humans and loves attention. She is a laid back, easy going dog. She loves going for long walks. She likes playing with certain toys. She is housebroken and crate trained. Miss Jackie prefers male dogs over females, she can be quite reactive to female dogs, however with her fosters working with her she is doing better. She will get along with male dogs, but when she wants her own space she'll react. I think it's safe to say Miss Jackie likes being the boss and if she had her choice she would like to be the only dog in the house.
Odetta and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Odetta is a survivor. She was found living on the streets of a large city protecting three fluffy puppies. Recognizing that they needed help, animal control was called to help Odetta's little family find safety. They were brought to a shelter where the staff quickly recognized that this little family would have their best chance if they were transferred to a rescue. Odetta's puppies, Benceti, Pavys, and Thorson, have found loving homes; however, Odetta has needed additional support adjusting to her new life.
An intelligent girl who is also a problem solver, Odetta thinks through situations well and loves to work her way through specialized toys for treats. Although Odetta has some clear strengths, she did not have positive socialization with people prior to her arrival at the shelter. As a result she is very fearful and uncomfortable around people. At this time she is a high flight risk and will require training, patience, and structure in order to learn that people are safe and will attend to her needs. Although our volunteers are working very hard to help Odetta adjust to her new life, this is a slow process.
When Odetta is ready for her forever home, she will be best suited for a family that has experience with fearful dogs. A quiet home without children would give Odetta the opportunity to adjust slowly. Odetta does seem comforted by other dogs and enjoys their company. Her anxiety level drops significantly when another stable dog is present. Although another dog in the home is not required, Odetta may benefit from the confidence that a second stable dog would bring.
Please watch for updates as Odetta further develops her socialization skills.
Pricilla and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Description: Elvis and Priscilla were abandoned by their family. Fortunately, when a good Samaritan found them, they moved quickly to get them help. Elvis and Priscilla were brought to a local shelter where staff immediately began addressing their needs. Underweight, under-socialized, and lacking vetting care, shelter staff recognized that Elvis and Priscilla would need some extra support to move forward. When contacted to see if we could help them find their forever home, MAGSR was happy to step up. After several months in foster together and a trial separation it was determined that Elvis and Pricilla are not a true bonded pair as they do not appropriately care and nurture each other's needs. In their best interest, MAGSR decided to separate them in order to find them the best permanent home possible for them to continue to grow and develop into beloved family pets.
It is highly evident that Pricilla was not treated kindly by a male in the past as she is very fearful and nervous of men. She will require a lot of time to build trust of any males in the household and bonds very quickly with a female handler. She will need someone with experience to help build her confidence and earn her trust. She lacks appropriate social and behavioral skills towards both people and dogs but is not aggressive. Once she trusts you she is your quintessential velcro shepherd and will follow you everywhere. She is weary of new people and will avoid them at all costs or will anxiously pace if she sees someone from a distance in the yard. She would not do well in a city environment or in a busy household with kids running around. She needs individualized attention and training to address her needs. Pricilla is housebroken and crate trained. She knows: sit, down, come and no. She enjoys going for car rides and will lay down in the back for a quick snooze. She LOVES all things that squeak to include balls, stuffed toys, rubber chickens etc. Once you have Pricilla's trust she will greet you with tail wags, kisses, and want to curl up by your feet or next to you on the couch. She has a sweet and inquisitive personality that is hard to resist. Training will go a long way in helping Pricilla build confidence and overcome her fears and anxieties. Patience is key with this girl and you will have a loving and loyal companion.
Sable and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sable joined MAGSR when her family could no longer care for her. Although this was a very difficult decision, they knew this was Sable's best option for finding a forever home. We promised them that we would find Sable a safe and loving family.
Sable is a young, beautiful girl. Curious but cautious, Sable likes to take her time when acclimating to new people and situations. She seems to prefer a calm but confident handler. As a young dog, Sable still has a lot to learn about the world around her. She will benefit from socialization; however, this will be most successful if started in a controlled environment. With time, training, and increased confidence, Sable will develop the skills all shepherds need to meet with success. Training will be beneficial as it will not only help Sable bond with her new family but it will also help her build confidence and stability. Sable will thrive with structure, routine, and consistency. As we are still getting to know this lovely little girl, watch for updates on her progress.
Sally and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sally and her Cars Puppies were rescued in the south by another group. As they wanted to do right by this lovely family, they began reaching out to other groups who would be able to support the family until they were ready to find forever homes of their own. When asked to welcome this family into the MAGSR family, we immediately said yes.
Sally was a known homeless dog in the community in which she lived. She often visited members of the community and was friendly and gentle. When Sally became pregnant, a community member began working with a rescue group to trap Sally and her family. It took some time; however, they met with success and Sally and her babies were ready to move forward to lives of comfort and safety. Sally is an incredible mommy. She has done a wonderful job caring for her 10 babies. However, she now deserves a family of her very own that will love and care for her with the same kindness she has shown her babies. In many ways Sally is still a baby herself. She will thrive in an environment that provides her with the structure, routine, and guidance that all dogs crave. Training will be key to Sally's success as it will not only help her bond with her new family, but it will also help her develop into the good canine citizen we know she is destined to be. If this lovely girl sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.
Tasha and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
*Update* Tasha’s fosters are thrilled that this precious girl is heartworm free! She is looking for a forever home where she can enjoy company most of the day with hugs and head-to-head snuggling. She’s a low to moderate energy GSD and is gentle in all ways. While she has not shown much interest in other dogs, her fosters continue to work on her socialization skills. She enjoys walks that give her opportunities to sniff and stroll and is not affected at all by other passing dogs. Training also continues as we all work together on basic commands.
Tasha is a survivor. After being horribly neglected, she was dumped at a vet with her two pups where the entire family was to be euthanized. Fortunately, another rescue learned of this little family's plight and was able to save them in time. Tasha's puppies were able to find families quickly. However, Tasha needed some additional care as her body had endured significant neglect.
With the help of another rescue, Tasha was nursed back to health. She received the medical care and kindness that this beautiful girl so clearly deserved. Although Tasha has experienced cruelty at the hands of people, she remains loving and attentive. She enjoys the comforts of a soft bed and head rubs. Although we are still learning about this lovely girl, she amazes us with her sweet temperament. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Tasha has made significant progress since her arrival at MAGSR. She is affectionate with her people and has learned to enjoy toys and treats. A big fan of snuggles, Tasha is more than happy to bury her head in your lap just to get some extra love. Although playful, Tasha is not a high energy dog. She enjoys play time and outings but is also content to hang out with her people. As is typical of most GSDs, once comfortable, Tasha will protect her household and property. Not all shepherds want to socialize with people outside of their immediate family. Although Tasha is a friendly girl and does well out and about, she may do best being put away when visitors come to the house. Training will go a long way with Tasha as it will teach her to look to the handler for direction and leadership. Tasha is looking for a family that will commit to her for a lifetime. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.
Tasha is a sweet girl who immediately wanted to be with her new foster parents. When we are in different parts of the house, she often plops downs at the vantage point allowing her to keep tabs on both of us. Of course she may just be afraid of missing a meal! But “head cuddles” are very satisfying to both parties. She is fine being crated at night as long as we leave a light on, but would probably be happier as close as possible to her people. Her walks throughout the day sometimes lets her meet new people—passing trucks and exuberant dogs, not so fun.
Walking on a lead is coming along nicely. Tasha is also still learning what she needs to know to be a polite, safe member of the household. She is low energy now, but as she gets healthier I’m sure she will find the happier, more active Tasha inside.
Tasha shows her sweet, gentle personality even in adversity, such as when she’s had a tough vet appointment. She has been a lovely roommate, and is starting to sit before being invited outside or getting her food and she comes when she is called. Tasha seems very happy to meet people, but due to heartworm restrictions on activities, we have not yet tried to socialize her with other dogs, cats, or babies. Though the heart worm treatment has meant she is to stay calm and quiet, it seems fine with her. Tasha has finished her heartworm treatment and we are getting back into walks although, keeping them short and slow for now. Tasha has not expressed any interest in toys, but she likes to keep track of her foster parents. She is easy to walk on a leash, and seems ok to be crated at night, especially now that she knows our schedule and can count on us to let her out in the morning. She’s a beautiful, darling girl.
Update: Tasha is still waiting for her forever home - are you looking for a sweet, loving companion? Tasha loves to go for walks, snuggle with her humans. She is very laid back and a gentle soul. Tasha also has a lot of grace. When she first came to stay with us she showed us that she knows how to untangle her legs from the leash with ease. Her fosters have not seen her swim but the second she steps into a creek she lies down with a look of pure bliss like she is getting a spa treatment. Oh, and she took it upon herself to eradicate the Brood X cicadas (I think she did it!) From reading her bio, you will see she came from a life of neglect. She has shown perseverance and she would love to be adopted and live out her life with a family that is hers. If you are looking for a low key, sweet loving girl to take on long walks and shadow you in the yard while you work then please reach out so you can meet her.
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Hi! My name is Xeda! I’m 7 years old and I'm a survivor. Over the last few years I've been on my own. Fortunately, I met with the right people at the right time and they have helped me move forward. I’m looking for a family that will love me forever. I know MAGSR will help me find the right match.
Although I have lived with other dogs in my foster home, I’d prefer to be the only dog in your house so you can focus all of your attention on me!! When it comes to small animals, such as cats and bunnies, they are a lot of fun to chase. So, I am told that I need a home without these temptations. When it comes to human interactions, I am a big fan of older kids, but younger ones startle me and make me nervous. Perhaps it is how quickly they move about. With my people I am social and sometimes talkative. I do have a lot to say sometimes particularly when I'm excited.
In case you didn't know, I really like living in a household. I haven’t had any accidents in the house and I’m very good at waking my foster mom and dad in the morning to let them know I’m ready to go out and ready for breakfast. Although I'm not surprised, my foster family loves to compliment me on my leash manners. I've got the concept of walking on a leash down pat. They smile a lot when I respond to a few commands. I am ready to learn more and am sure I will bring more smiles when I do. When it comes to my favorite things, I absolutely love to be outside. I could lay about and soak up the sunshine for hours if they would let me. My foster mom says it’s too hot for me to stay out too long though. I also love to carry my toys all around and show them off! They simply bring me joy. If you are looking for a sweet, loveable snuggle bug, I might be the right match for you!