Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue!  

We are a non-profit rescue dedicated to German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes. If you are looking to add a new family member to your loving home in the Mid-Atlantic area, please visit the Adoption page.

We have dedicated over 25 years to helping our dogs find homes with over 4,900 adoptions since 1999!  Help us make that number much higher: Adopt | Foster | Donate | Volunteer

MAGSR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, so your gifts are tax deductible.

If your employer matches charitable contributions please ask them for the form to send to MAGSR so you gift can be matched, effectively doubling your donation .
Gov't Donation Codes - Combined Federal Campaign: Designate MAGSR (CFC code 99138) here, Maryland Charities Campaign: 52-2191320

Heartworm is killing us!

Heartworm is killing us!
These are just five of the 30 Heartworm cases we have had to treat this year.


That’s over $30,000 spent on Heartworm infections just so far this year!

Heartworm is killing us.  Please help now.

Meet MAGSR's Dog of the Month!

Click to learn more about Raina

MAGSR's Tammy Shiprak Memorial 50/50 Raffle

All money donated will be split 50/50 between the dogs and the winner.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, Dec. 8th, 2024

All proceeds from the raffle support MAGSR dogs so they get medical care, training, & all the help they need on their way to finding their forever homes.

HELP make a difference in a dog's life!


Updated July 12, 2024


If you can offer a loving, temporary home to one of these great dogs, please submit a Foster Application today! The FOSTER ME! tag identifies the dogs in need of a foster home.

MAGSR Males Available for adoption

MAGSR Females Available for adoption

Our Commitments

These are dogs that are not currently adoptable, they may never be. But MAGSR has committed to their care for life, to keep them safe and comfortable in a loving home for as long as it takes. Once a MAGSR dog, always a MAGSR dog.