MAGSR Males Available for Adoption

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.

Cayden

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 weeks
Color: black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only

Cayden and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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DESCRIPTION:

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.


Update:

Cayden had a good first week in his foster home. He spent the first day in his crate observing the activities in the house; both the humans and the resident GSD. The next day he came out of his crate and started to explore his foster home. When someone is home to supervise, his crate door is open so that he can find a comfortable spot on one of the dog beds. He did well in his crate for about 3 hrs a couple of times while his foster parents were away during the day. Cayden sleeps in his crate and except for stirring a bit in the early morning hours, he has been quiet and calm all night. He hasn't had any accidents at night or in the house during the day. He goes on 3 or 4 walks each day and he seems to understand that 'outside' is where he needs to do his business. He doesn't seem to mind the noises in the house; even when the big Dyson comes out to vacuum, he went upstairs at first and came right back down and moved around the house as the vacuum came his way. Noises and people outside are of great concern right now to Cayden, which is not surprising for the GA38 dogs - he is fearful and scared of new things he's never experienced before. Cayden usually keeps calm when we encounter a person or a car going by but gets scared with noises coming from a playground nearby or several people walking close by. The resident GSD leads the way on our walks with Cayden, and he gladly follows her lead and is already getting more confident. Cayden would learn from and do best in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He walks nicely on a leash and is learning how to heel thanks to all the volunteers that walked him at the kennel. As with the prior GA38 foster his humans fostered, it will take a little time for Cayden to adjust to his new life and getting comfortable with his new surroundings. Cayden is a handsome, smart and sweet boy and deserves a much better life than he had before he came to MAGSR. Stand by for an update on this sweet boy and contact MAGSR if you're interested in meeting him. 


Update:

Cayden has been with his foster family for about two months now and he is progressing very nicely. He is much more comfortable with his routine, both inside and the outside world. He looks forward to his potty walks and a daily visit to one of the parks nearby. Cars, people, playgrounds with kids making noise and running around are not so scary anymore for him, but any sudden and unexpected sounds or movements still make him back up and he needs reassurance that it's all ok. Cayden’s almost a pro navigating city streets, waiting at intersections and proceeding with the 'heel' command. Once we're at the park, he's free to explore and sniff as the length of the long leash allows. He has been introduced to both medium and large dogs recently and he was friendly and playful. He also greeted a few smaller dogs/puppies in the neighborhood, sniffed and showed no aggression, but rather his friendly and playful side. Speaking about being playful, when Cayden sees dogs off leash running around in a park area, he will look at them and he starts jumping with joy, indicating that he would love to join them. He is also eager to meet other dogs of all sizes on a leash in the neighborhood. The GA dogs only had each other and he likely remembers running and playing with the other ogs. Cayden’s foster home doesn’t have any runners, but the short distances we were able to run with him he was happy to engage. Cayden briefly met his foster family’s 3 year old granddaughter on a walk and was curious enough to sniff her after a few minutes. When everyone is home, Cayden prefers to be in his crate with the door open; however, he is not as happy being left in the crate when we're away, so carabiner clips are used to secure the crate door, but he settles down. Cayden sleeps quietly in his crate at night with no attempt to get out. Cayden relies on the resident GSD for comfort and guidance that things are ok. Cayden needs a fur-ever home with another medium/large playful and compatible dog to show him the ropes and continue to give him confidence. Cayden and the resident GSD now interact in a playful way and he’s sweet on her, as when she’s not close to him, he lets everyone know he wants to be near her. Cayden is ready for his fur-ever home and is looking for a family that will provide him with structure, guidance, love and companionship.


The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 4500


Lobo

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 6 days
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Lobo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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DESCRIPTION:

Lobo has not had the best of care, or a loving family.  Thankfully he had a guardian angel looking out for him and to keep him safe.  Lobo lived outside on a chain of a vacant run down property and house.  He had gotten loose a number of times and was on the run. Lobo is now safe in our care, receiving regular meals and fresh water, along with lots of love and attention from our volunteers.  After all that he has been through he is a friendly, happy boy who craves attention.  He is good with other dogs, but prefers he does not share his home with cats.  At this time we have no history on how he does with children. He does ride very nicely in a vehicle.  Training will do wonders for Lobo, it will teach him good manners and what is expected of him.  He is very smart and picks up on things quickly.  Lobo is looking for a family who can give him a lifetime of love and care.

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 6547


Luther

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 1 day
Color: White
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Luther and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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DESCRIPTION:

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.


Update:

Luther is settling in to his experienced foster home. Luther, like the other GA38 dogs, is not well socialized with people. Luther remains very anxious about anything new in his environment. Although he is no longer scared of the resident dogs, he rarely interacts with them and is fearful of the activity. Luther feels most safe in his crate – it is his “security blanket” and prefers to spend a good bit of time in there. He allows humans to interact with and touch him, but is nervous about it. Luther has not yet felt confident enough to voluntarily approach humans to interact, but hopefully, that will come in time. Luther is considered a high flight risk dog. Luther has had some field trips to a local group training class which is helping him to work on his confidence. Luther would do best in a quiet home with a consistent routine, preferably with a high fenced yard, no children and not a lot of activity. If Luther sounds like he may be a fit for your home, ask to meet him.


Update:

Luther has settled in to his foster home. In the beginning, Luther was very scared of absolutely everything, even the other dogs in the home. Luther has made some progress now in that he watches as the resident dogs carry on and play. He has gained some trust in his foster home as he will now let her walk up to him without being too fearful. His foster mom speaks softly to him and Luther seems to respond well to that. Luther is looking for a low key and quiet home for his fur-ever home. If your home could be a good match for what Luther needs, please ask to meet him.


The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 4756


Mack

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 94 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Mack and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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DESCRIPTION:

Big, handsome Mack is a strong boy.  He needs to learn leash manners, as a dog of his size can be difficult to handle on a leash.  Mack is such a sweet boy.  He has been very friendly with our volunteers.  He really seems to enjoy going for drives, as when he sees a vehicle door open he wants to jump in.  Mack did spend part of his life tied up on a chain, so he probably needs to learn house manners.  While at the shelter he did participate in play groups with other dogs.

The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 6192


Ned

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 78 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes, but will chase
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Ned and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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DESCRIPTION:

Ned made his way to us from a shelter so we have no prior history for him.  He enjoys spending time with and pleasing his humans.  He needs some work on his leash manners and training will help with this.  He has been friendly with everyone he has met.

Update:

Ned is doing great in his foster home. He is learning he must share his humans with other pets in the home and he's smart, so he's learning quickly. He met several kids on his walks and enjoyed meeting them, but seems frightened of the cars that pass by. Ned is working on his leash skills and is walking better overall. Ned's tail continues to wag on his walks, as he enjoys them. If Ned sounds like he may be a good fit for your home, please ask to meet him.


The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 6193


Teak

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 67 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Teak and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
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DESCRIPTION:

Teak came to us as his prior family did not have the time for a young, energetic GSD. Unfortunately Teak has not been well socialized with people outside of his prior immediate family.  For this reason Teak is scared and skittish of new people, new places, sights and sounds.  Our volunteers are giving Teak time to settle in and get use to all that is new to him.  He will be starting a training program which will help with not only socialization, but also build his confidence.  Because of Teak's insecurities, he would learn from and do better in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He will require a GSD experienced family that will continue with his training, socialization and confidence building. He did live with older children and another dog in his prior home.  

 

Update:

Teak has been doing great in his foster home. He has been attending local group obedience classes as well, which has helped him build his confidence. He no longer trembles with tail tucked when seeing our volunteers each weekend that he’s used to, but instead, approaches and gives some of them sniffs and kisses. Although with those he does not know as well, he is still very unsure and looks to his handler for security. Teak will need a strong handler with prior breed experience who will provide much needed structure and training to help him continue building confidence and learn the right way forward. Teak loves his female GSD fur-sibling in his foster home and will be well matched with a family that has a confident dog that he can learn from and follow. Teak has been a little bit of a wild thing off leash in the house when tested in a controlled situation and wants to move from couch to couch and hit a counter or two along the way, and can also be reactive and protective when confronted with the unfamiliar when he is on his own in his crate, etc..  Teak needs boundaries and structure, and not a lot of freedom, at least until he learns the rules of how to behave in the home. Teak is definitely warming up and loves butt scratches from his handler. If Teak sounds like he may be a fit for your family, ask to meet him.


The information provided is the best information we have on the dogs. MAGSR makes no explicit or implicit guarantees regarding the temperament of the dogs or the information included in the profile.
MAGSR ID: 6078