MAGSR Males Available for Adoption

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Apollo

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 8 years
Color: Tan & White
Current Size: 138 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

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DESCRIPTION:

Apollo's owner loved him greatly but struggled to keep him safe and in the household. As a result, Apollo spent too much time wandering about the neighborhood and checking in with the neighbors.  Unfortunately, this resulted in too many trips to animal control. Due to his frequent visits, Animal Control decided that Apollo would be safer if he moved forward with a new family. 

Apollo is a big, sweet guy. Although it is clear that he has not had a lot of structure prior to his arrival, he is a quick learner and seems to prefer a calm yet confident handler. Apollo has lived with a couple of cats and has done well with them. He seems unaffected by their presence and is calm with them around. Having met a variety of dogs in his travels, Apollo has made it clear that he can live peacefully with another dog. However, he is not a big fan of high-energy dogs who get in his face. We can't blame him for setting his boundaries. Apollo is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the guidance and routine that will help him thrive. He will benefit greatly from training with his new family. This will not only help him bond to his new family but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. If your household is looking for a big, laid back guy, ask to meet Apollo today!

Update:

Apollo continues to be a laid back and affectionate guest.  As you can tell by the shot of him on my bed he is one LARGE bed warmer but space can be at a premium.  He enjoys several walks a day and averages between two and three miles, which may account for his being laid back most of the day.  As the weather has gotten cooler he tends to spend less time lounging in the back yard and more time on his day bed or on the rug.  He now beats me to bed, but does give me room to get in!  He is almost like a GSD in that he will follow you from room to room and as the other shot shows, he will put his head up on the corner of your chair to make sure you know he is there.  Other than occasionally getting a little testy with oncoming strange dogs while on walks, he takes correction well and we are working on it.  He is just a good buddy and has made a boatload of friends around the neighborhood.


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MAGSR ID: 9445

Bubba

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 66 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Bodacious Bubba and his pal, Suzie, were picked up as strays in the south. Although both dogs were friendly, when the pair arrived in an overcrowded shelter they were on borrowed time. Unfortunately, with numbers at critical levels in most places, many shelters are struggling to keep up with the number of animals needing placement. Hoping to ensure that as many animals as possible make it out alive, shelter staff are doing everything they can to transfer dogs to reputable groups. When Bubba and Suzie were not claimed by a family, they were both placed on the list to be euthanized. Knowing that these dogs deserved the chance to move forward, a plea went out to the GSD community for help. Although we were also sitting near capacity, we knew both dogs were out of options. Team MAGSR began working with other groups in the area to pull both dogs to safety at the last second. 

Bubba is a stunning guy. Clearly an intelligent boy, Bubba is food motivated and is ready to start learning the ins and outs of becoming a good canine citizen. Friendly, adventurous, and active, Bubba, like his buddy, Suzie, has a healthy supply of shepherd energy. As a result, he is looking for a forever family that will exercise both his body and his mind on a daily basis. This will help Bubba develop the stability and confidence needed to become a healthy adult dog. In many ways a blank slate, Bubba does not yet know general leash manners or household expectations. However, as a motivated guy, we know he will pick up these skills quickly. Fortunately, our volunteers have already begun working with Bubba to develop some basic manners. Moving forward, training will be critical to Bubba's success. Not only will training help Bubba develop a healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Bubba is looking for an active family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs crave. If this handsome boy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Bubba today!

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MAGSR ID: 14713

Buddy

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Buddy joined the MAGSR family as an owner-surrender with two of his litter mates - Buster and Cooper. Although his previous family loved him, they were overwhelmed by the number of dogs in their care and decided that it was in the boys' best interest to find rescue placement. So, they made the decision to surrender the pups to MAGSR. We know this was a very difficult decision, but we also know that their family wanted these boys to have endless love, attention, and opportunities. We promised Buddy's family that we would find him an incredible forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Buddy is a playful, energetic, and all around incredible guy. Living with a foster family, Buddy has had the joy of living in an incredible home where he is benefiting from personalized love and attention twenty-four hours a day. His foster family often compares sweet Buddy to an onion. Every day he opens up a new layer and reveals more of his phenomenal personality. Although it is clear this guy is special, Buddy can be a little weary of new people and places; however, when given a chance to warm up, he is eager to please and bonds quickly to his people. As a silly guy, Buddy even gets the puppy wiggles when his favorite people say hi.  As is true of his brothers, Buddy is crate trained and understands that the crate is a safe space. He has also learned some of the rules of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, Buddy will need time to learn the specific ins and outs of his forever family. Buddy, like all shepherds, will thrive in an environment that has structure, routine, and leadership. Food motivated and a huge fan of praise, Buddy will be the star pupil at training. Training and continued socialization are critical to Buddy's success. Socialization is important as it will provide Buddy with the confidence to navigate his environment. Training is essential as it will help Buddy create a strong and healthy relationship with his forever family. Buddy is hoping to find a forever family that loves outside adventures, daily playtime, and endless cuddles. If Buddy sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Buddy has now been with us for three weeks. What a joy this has been. He has fit in very well and has learned lots of new things. His obedience training is going well and he has learned sit, stay, wait, paw, come, leash on and leash off. He is very active but settles down well at night time. No crate. However, he will go in his crate if you ask him to and is quiet. If you want a German Shepherd, like the ones on photographic pictures,  he doesn’t fit that description. If you want a dog that loves you, is loyal, and just adores being with his people, he’ fit right in. He isn’t perfect, he’s just a puppy. He just loves to be loved and return it many times over. He greets strangers well and gets along with other dogs. He does still need to be supervised with cats but is making progress.


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MAGSR ID: 14476

Buster

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Big-hearted Buster joined the MAGSR family as an owner-surrender with two of his littermates - Buddy and Cooper. Although his previous family loved him, they were overwhelmed by the number of dogs in their care and decided that it was in the boys' best interest to find rescue placement. So, they made the decision to surrender the pups to MAGSR. We know this was a very difficult decision, but we also know that their family wanted these boys to have endless love, attention, and opportunities. We promised Buster's family that we would find him an incredible forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Buster is a playful and affectionate guy. He bonds tightly to his people and fills their days with endless smiles. Although Buster is an absolute love, it can take him a few minutes to warm up to new people. He is gentle but timid at first. Once given a little time to adjust and trust, Buster's goofy side emerges. Having lived in a home with other dogs and older kids, Buster did well with the pack and enjoyed the company of all members of his family. As is true of his brothers, Buster is crate trained and understands that the crate is a safe space. He has also learned some of the rules of living in a home. However, as is true of all new dogs, Buster will need time to learn the specific ins and outs of his forever family. As is true of all shepherds, Buster will thrive in an environment that has structure, routine, and leadership. A bit of a goofball, Buster enjoys playtime. He understands what toys are and is hoping that his forever family has plenty of them available. Moving forward, it is critical that Buster's family provide him with continued socialization and training. These vital components are essential to his success. If your family is looking for a sweet but playful companion, look no further than Buster.

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MAGSR ID: 14467

Cal

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 months 2 weeks
Color: Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Emmie and her seven adorable babies (Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) were dumped at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although Emmie knew that her future was uncertain, she also knew that the 7 little ones (Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo, Cal, Murry, and Bebe) that she brought with her were also in danger. As puppy season is in full swing, many furry families of all sizes are finding themselves in tough situations where, unfortunately, many animals do not make it out alive. Fortunately, for this special family, shelter staff began working with a network of rescues to find options, a loving foster family, and the medical support needed to move forward. MAGSR was lucky to have so many people pulling together to help this family move forward into our care. We are honored to move them forward. 

Emmie and her pups have been lucky to have lived in a loving foster family. This gave them all the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of living in a home. All of the babies did an incredible job with their foster family and have since moved onto foster homes where they are getting additional love and attention in smaller groups. Cal is friendly, goofy, and an interactive guy. He loves his furry siblings but is also happy to hang out with other dogs and people. Having already begun socializing with new people, animals, and in new environments, Cal is already building a solid foundation. It is imperative that his family continue this process as he moves forward. Cal, like all dogs, will thrive in a home with structure, routine, and leadership. With the right set-up, we know this little sweetheart will be impressive. Although Cal is special, 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, Cal will become a stable and confident adult. Cal is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Cal is our little kisser – he is a ball of energy and loves to play and then check in for a kiss.  He loves to play with his brother Murray and explore every inch of the backyard.  He is very bright and curious. He has figured out how to open the gate in the kitchen if it is not locked! He is beginning to recognize potty expectations, but hey, he is only 10 weeks old, so he misses sometimes. He's a typical puppy so messes are expected! He is also starting to work on leash walking a bit in the yard.


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MAGSR ID: 14691

Cooper

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 64 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 72 lbs
Housebroken: Likely
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Charming Cooper joined the MAGSR family as an owner-surrender with two of his littermates - Buster and Buddy. Although his previous family loved him, they were overwhelmed by the number of dogs in their care and decided that it was in the boys' best interest to find rescue placement. So, they made the decision to surrender the pups to MAGSR. We know this was a very difficult decision, but we also know that their family wanted these boys to have endless love, attention, and opportunities. We promised Cooper's family that we would find him an incredible forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime. 

Cooper is an intelligent and energetic guy. Quick to pick-up new skills, Cooper is drawn to a calm, confident handler that provides leadership and structure. Although Cooper is an amazing guy, it can take him a few minutes to warm up to new people and situations. Once given the time to adjust and build trust, Cooper relaxes and responds well to the handler. Having lived in a home with other dogs and older kids, Cooper did well with the pack and enjoyed the company of all members of his family. As is true of his brothers, Cooper is crate trained and understands that the crate is a safe and calm place. Cooper will thrive in an environment that has structure, routine, and leadership. As a young guy, Cooper has plenty of energy and enjoys his playtime. He is hoping to find an active forever family that will give him opportunities to learn and play during the day and plenty of snuggles at night. Moving forward, it is critical that Cooper's family provide him with continued socialization and training. These vital components are essential to his success. If your family is looking for a handsome, playful, and adventurous guy, ask to meet Cooper today!

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MAGSR ID: 14466

Cubby

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 11 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Surrender to Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

The Neverland Litter (Hook, Pan, Wendy, Tootles, Pockets, Cubby, Nana, Nibs, Rufio, and Tink) was born on a property that is known for breeding and selling puppies. When these babies turned six weeks old, the owner dropped them along with a second litter at a shelter. Unfortunately, the shelter, like so many others, was sitting at critical capacity and knew they needed help moving the babies forward. Recognizing that a rescue would be the best option for these babies, a plea went out to GSD rescues up and down the coast for help. With puppy season in full swing, many groups are inundated with babies needing a safe place to move forward. When asked if we could welcome this group to the family, team MAGSR stepped forward. 

The Neverland puppies are playful, interactive, and social puppies. Although they did not have the easiest start, they have had many different people in their corner since their arrival at the shelter. In the last few weeks, these babies have had many opportunities to start socializing with new people and in a variety of situations. Socialization is essential to their success; it is critical to their forever families continue this process. Living with some of our amazing foster families, these babies are learning the ins and outs of living in a home. They are learning all about the joys of good food, daily playtime, structure and routine. Although Cubby and his siblings are beyond precious, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with endless puppy antics. With time, training, and patience, we know that the Neverland Litter will grow up to become good canine citizens. If your family is ready to welcome cute Cubby into your home, ask to meet him today. 

Update:

His foster describes him as a velcro puppy. He's always close to his people and a super great cuddler. He is very smart and learning fast.


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MAGSR ID: 14566

Eric

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 14 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Marley and her seven incredible Disney puppies (Jasmine, Eric, Phillip, Aladdin, Aurora, Ariel, and Belle) were dumped at a shelter that was over-capacity. Although Marley is an incredible mom who was doing everything to help her babies grow, a crowded shelter environment is not a safe place for any animal, particularly a young family. Recognizing that Marley and her babies needed help and fast, the shelter immediately sent out a plea for help. As puppy season is in full swing, many rescues have been inundated with puppies. This situation has further elevated the importance of spaying and neutering pets as the number of homeless animals is simply unsustainable. Rescues want to help; however, many groups are just as overwhelmed as the shelters. Fortunately, MAGSR's incredible team came together to help Marley and her pups move forward in the safety of the rescue family. 

The Disney puppies and their phenomenal mother, Marley, have been living with one of our amazing foster families. Surrounded by loving and caring people, each member of the family has had all that they needed and more. These babies have had endless opportunities to learn, grow, and explore. This socialization is essential to their success. As the Disney puppies move forward, their families will need to continue to socialize them with varied people, animals, and in different environments. This will help all of the babies develop into stable and confident adults. Although they are being raised together, each of these babies has unique qualities. Eric is the most timid in the bunch. He likes to take his time to get to know his people. He is observant and patient when building new relationships. Once he is comfortable, Eric is playful, affectionate, and cuddly. Although Eric is a delight, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. They will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your household with endless puppy antics. With time, training, patience and routine, we know that Eric will develop into a good canine citizen. If your household is ready to welcome this little guy into your home, please ask to meet him today!

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MAGSR ID: 14557

Falcor

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 4 weeks
Color: White
Current Size: 78 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Fabulous Falcor was picked up as a stray in the south. Brought to a shelter sitting at critical capacity in January, Falcor hoped a family would come quick and claim him. Although he did well with other people and dogs, the minute his stray hold lifted, Falcor was placed on the list to be euthanized as spaces are simply not available. Recognizing that Falcor deserved a chance to move forward, another rescue pulled him and began addressing his medical needs. Falcor did very well in the other rescue; however, they knew that this handsome guy would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue. When asked if we could welcome this guy into the MAGSR family, our team stepped forward and the rest is history.

When he first arrived at the shelter, Falcor was underweight, dirty, and positive for heartworm. Fortunately, since arriving in rescue care, his medical needs have been addressed. Falcor is now a good size, a stunning guy, and has completed the large majority of his heartworm treatment. He will be off restriction in another week or so and will be able to go back to being a typical dog again. As is true of many young dogs, Falcor will thrive with structure, routine, consistency, and leadership. Outgoing and interactive, Falcor has typical young dog energy. Without much in the way of training or leash manners, prior to his arrival, Falcor is, in many ways, a clean slate. Our volunteers are already working with him to develop these skills. A smart guy, Falcor is looking for a calm and confident handler that will take him on daily adventures keeping both his body and his mind engaged. Training will go a long way with this boy. Not only will training help Falcor build a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help Falcor develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Falcor is a stunning young guy who is looking for an active family that will cherish him for a lifetime, could that family be you?

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MAGSR ID: 14685

Jason



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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Other Rescue

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Jovial Jason was picked up as a stray in the south. When he arrived at a shelter, it was discovered that he had a large, open wound on his back leg. As this shelter, like so many others, was sitting above capacity, once Jason's stray hold was completed, he was placed on the list to be euthanized. This handsome guy was incredibly lucky as he was pulled at the last minute by another rescue. Although they knew that Jason would need to be transferred to another rescue, this group knew that Jason deserved every opportunity to move forward safely. 

Jason was fortunate to have been in a foster home for a few months before moving into the MAGSR family. During this time he was able to begin receiving the medical support needed to start the healing process. With debris cleaned out of his leg, medication provided, and six weeks of rehab in place, Jason's leg healed nicely allowing him to return to regular activities and playtime. Having endless opportunities to socialize with other large dogs, Jason greatly enjoys play time. He has an active and enthusiastic play style. However, we have learned that he gets a little too excited about cats and farm animals. He will not be placed in a home with these creatures. Having lived in a home, Jason has begun to learn the ins and outs of living in a household. He is housebroken and crate trained. As is true of all dogs, Jason will need time to adjust to the expectations, structure, and routines of his forever family. With time, patience, and leadership, we know he will succeed. As Jason moves forward, training will be key to his success. Training will not only help Jason create a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

Unfortunately, we have learned that Jason is heartworm positive. This prognosis could have been prevented if Jason has been provided with monthly preventatives. Although heartworm treatment is expensive, MAGSR knows that Jason is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to Jason's treatment. Not only will your donation help Jason get the care he needs, but it will also help us welcome other dogs with medical needs. Jason's treatment has already begun and he is more than half-way finished! He will need to take it easy over the next month or so as he finishes up. Jason is an amazing guy that is hoping to find a family that will love him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 14602

Marmaduke

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 53 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Sweet Marmaduke is a little fighter. Having wandered up to a home with his brother the puppies were sick, filled with worms, underfed, dirty, and in need of help. Luckily the boys wandered up to the right home as the owners immediately contacted their local animal services so they could work together to get the boys everything they needed. Although appointments were put into place and rescuers were contacted for help, Marmaduke's brother passed away during the night on their second night. Recognizing that the boys were sicker than anyone realized, Marmaduke was rushed to the vet. Although everyone was hoping their worst fears were not true, unfortunately, Marmaduke popped positive for parvovirus. This disease is preventable with proper vaccinations. However, once it sets in it can take many lives. Having lost his brother and weak from everything the two had endured, we were not sure if Marmaduke would have the strength to fight. However, we also knew this little guy deserved every chance make a full recovery. So, MAGSR began working with the local shelter, a local foster, and an incredible veterinary team to ensure that Marmaduke was provided with everything he needed. As is true of many dogs suffering from parvo, Marmaduke did need to be admitted for round-the-clock care. 

Fortunately, our little fighter clearly wants to survive and has done well with the support provided. He has been released from the hospital and one of our amazing foster families has welcomed him into their home. Although this is a huge step, Marmaduke is still being monitored very closely and is receiving daily medical support. We are hoping that he continues to rest and recover so that when he is ready, this sweet and affectionate guy will find a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. As is true of all parvo puppies, Marmaduke's care is expensive. However, MAGSR knows that he is worth every penny. Please consider donating to Marmaduke's medical needs. Not only will this help us continue to meet his needs, but it will also help us continue to welcome dogs who would not have survived without extensive medical intervention. 

Marmaduke is a special guy who has already survived more than he should have at such a young age. Our entire team is hoping he keeps fighting so that, when he is ready, he can live out his life with an incredible forever family.

Update:

The puppy of the century!!! We absolutely love him! What an amazing doggo!

He is house trained.


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MAGSR ID: 14311

Mattis

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Black, Tan & White
Current Size: 72 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 72 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Kennel
History: Return

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

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DESCRIPTION:

Mattis was adopted out as a puppy from MAGSR. He attended puppy classes and grew into a big and intelligent guy. Mattis' family could no longer provide him with the type of care, attention, and living conditions that he needed to thrive. As a result, he was returned to the MAGSR so that we could find him the perfect forever family. We promised Mattis that we would find the right place for him as he moves forward. 

Mattis is a big, handsome, and intelligent guy. Unfortunately, his medical needs were not addressed as expected so he arrived back in our care needing some support. With unaddressed skin issues, Mattis was very uncomfortable and required immediate veterinary support. We have begun working with our amazing vetting partners to help soothe Mattis' skin and bring him relief. He is receiving medication and baths and is already showing improvements. As we determine the root cause of Mattis' skin condition, we will make sure that he remains comfortable moving forward. 

Having lived in a household, Mattis understands many of the ins and outs of living in a home. He is housebroken and crate trained. However, as is true of any new dog, he will need time to adjust to the expectations and routines of his forever family. With some more prominent classic GSD traits, such as guarding of the property, Mattis will thrive in a home that provides him with structure, routine, and leadership. Clearly responsive to a calm and confident handler, Mattis is looking for a more experienced household that understands the breed. Although we are beginning to provide Mattis with an understanding of basic commands, it is essential that his forever family takes him to training. Training will not only help Mattis develop into a good canine citizen, but it will also help him develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family. Mattis is looking for a loving and active household that will keep him safe and loved. Could that family be you?

Update:

Mattis has been in foster for 3 weeks now.  He comes when called,  is very aware of the house rules, and he gets along with his housemates.   He is good walking on a leash in the neighborhood but is still a little afraid of trash cans, not noises or cars.


Update:

Mattis is doing very well in his foster home.  He knows all his basic commands (sit, down, come, touch, stay) and is working on reliably doing them when asked.  He loves training time, so I'm sure he'll learn in no time flat.  He does very well in a home with clear communication and lots of structure.  In our home, he takes corrections very well, learns quickly, respects boundaries set by the humans, and is probably the most well behaved house guest we've had to date.  He's crate trained, good on the leash, calm with dogs and small animals on walks, and allows our bossy resident GSD to be the one in charge.  He's a bit more mouthy than is ideal, so we're working on that.  He's not allowed on furniture in our home, but he's made it clear he'd love to snuggle on the couch if allowed.  All in all, this boy is a big cuddle bug who is working on learning he's too big to be a lap dog.  Think this very special boy might be a good fit for you?  Check out the videos of him working on recall and playing gently with his toy!


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MAGSR ID: 11995

Mikey

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black, Brown, & White
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Magic Mikey’ was a well loved family member, but due to some changes to the family, this poor fella found himself in an unfamiliar situation and in need of a new home.  He is a beautiful, healthy and lively 3-year old GSD mix that did very well in his previous home with strangers, kids and other dogs, but as with most young dogs, tested the boundaries.  He is potty trained (uses his muzzle to let you know he has to go out), is crate trained and loves his people.  As we get to know him a little more, he would do very well with additional training and would excel as he is more than eager to please…Magic Mikey is eager to find the right FUR-ever family, and to lead him through the proper training and would thrive in a home where his family 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 ‘MAGIC MIKEY’ sounds like the wonderful moments you would like to emBARK upon, please ask to add him to your family today!

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MAGSR ID: 13745

Murray

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 months 2 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 10 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: Large
Housebroken: No, I'm a puppy!
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Emmie and her seven adorable babies (Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo, Cal, Murray, and Bebe) were dumped at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Although Emmie knew that her future was uncertain, she also knew that the 7 little ones (Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo, Cal, Murry, and Bebe) that she brought with her were also in danger. As puppy season is in full swing, many furry families of all sizes are finding themselves in tough situations where, unfortunately, many animals do not make it out alive. Fortunately, for this special family, shelter staff began working with a network of rescues to find options, a loving foster family, and the medical support needed to move forward. MAGSR was lucky to have so many people pulling together to help this family move forward into our care. We are honored to move them forward. 

Emmie and her pups have been lucky to have lived in a loving foster family. This gave them all the opportunity to learn some of the ins and outs of living in a home. All of the babies did an incredible job with their foster family and have since moved onto foster homes where they are getting additional love and attention in smaller groups. Murray is friendly, playful, and an interactive guy who loves to join in and snuggle with everyone. He loves his furry siblings but is also happy to hang out with other dogs and people. Having already begun socializing with new people, animals, and in new environments, Murray is already building a solid foundation. It is imperative that his family continue this process as he moves forward. Murray, like all dogs, will thrive in a home with structure, routine, and leadership. With the right set-up, we know this little sweetheart will be impressive. Although Murray is special, 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, Murray will become a stable and confident adult. Murray is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!

Update:

Murray is a social dynamo.  He enjoys being with people and particularly enjoys a good long nap on a lap.  He loves to instigate play with his siblings and the larger dogs in the house.  If his eyes are open, he is on the move! He is also farthest along in the housebreaking – he will scratch the back door when he needs to go out.  HOORAY!  He is only 10 weeks old, so he still has a way to go but off to a great start   He is also starting to work on leash walking a bit in the yard.


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MAGSR ID: 14692

Obie

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Obie was picked up as a stray in the south and brought to a shelter where he waited patiently for his family to come and claim him. Unfortunately, no one stepped forward for this handsome guy. So, he waited patiently for a new family of his very own. As he waited, shelter staff fell in love with this boy. His happy-go-lucky personality and unending tail wags bring smiles to everyone he meets. Although shelters everywhere are struggling with overwhelming numbers of animals in need, Obie was incredibly lucky when shelter staff endlessly advocated for him to keep him alive and wait for the right placement. Unlike so many others, Obie was protected and waited for 6 months at the shelter for placement. When we learned that Obie needed a chance with a rescue that would make his wish come true, we knew this boy would find success with MAGSR. Obie's incredible team came together for him and made sure that he had the vetting needed and volunteers in place to make his journey to the mid-Atlantic and join MAGSR. We promised all of his fans that we would find him a forever home that would adore him forever. 

Obie is a joyful guy. He is active, energetic, friendly, and ready for an adventure. Having done well with other dogs at the shelter, Obie was a good doggy tester and read situations well. We do not know anything about Obie's past prior to his arrival at the shelter, but we do know that this boy was well-socialized with people and in many environments. Obie seems to go with the flow remarkably well for a dog that has been through so many changes. At this time Obie is settling in with one of our amazing foster families. They are giving him opportunities to interact with new people, play with toys, and experience the joy and comfort of a loving home. Obie, like all of our dogs, will benefit from structure, routine, and leadership. Set expectations and guidance will help him thrive. Although Obie has an endless list of positive attributes, he will need to work on his leash manners. He is so excited about the world that he can forget to walk with his people and tries to pull ahead. Training will be critical to Obie's success. Not only will training help Obie develop a special bond with his family, but it will also help Obie develop into a good canine citizen. If your family is looking for a happy-go-lucky, adventurous guy, ask to meet outstanding Obie today!

Update:

He is the happiest, friendliest, easiest dog ever. He gets along with every person and dog he's met!


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MAGSR ID: 14284

Pyro

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Likely

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DESCRIPTION:

Pyro is a survivor. He and over 40 other animals (many of which were dogs) were rescued when their home caught fire. Fortunately, neighbors saw smoke rising from his home and called for help. In a matter of minutes, the family (both human and canine) lost their home. A local shelter welcomed all of the animals from the fire into their care. However, with such a large number of animals needing help to move forward, they began reaching out to local groups with the hope that the animals involved in the fire would find safe and loving forever families. As survivors, the shelter knew that these animals may need a little extra time and patience to heal from the trauma of the fire. When asked if we could help Pyro move forward in the safety of the MAGSR family, we immediately agreed. 

Pyro is a young, energetic and social guy. Friendly and outgoing with new people, Pyro has clearly had positive interactions prior to his arrival. Although Pyro has a good foundation, it is critical that his family continue to socialize him with new people, animals, and in new environments. As Pyro was living with several other animals, it is likely that he will do well with other dogs. However, as is true with all animals, he will need to adjust to other furry friends. Pyro is still a young guy who is likely still learning the ins and outs of living in a household. He is looking for a family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership that all GSDs crave. With time, patience, and consistency we know he will thrive. Training is essential for this handsome guy. Not only will training help Pyro develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Pyro is looking for a loving and active family that will cherish him for a lifetime. If he sounds like the right match for you, ask to meet him today!

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MAGSR ID: 14654

Rayne

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

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DESCRIPTION:

Regal Rayne clearly once lived in a home with a loving family and was a beloved pet. However, his life changed drastically when he landed himself in a shelter for reasons unknown. Rayne was lucky to be pulled by a wonderful all-breed rescue and spent the last year with them searching for a family and sadly they just didn't find a good match for this special GSD. The all-breed rescue decided to reach out to MAGSR, a breed specific rescue, in hopes we could offer him a better shot of landing a home with a family of his very own. 

Rayne recently joined the MAGSR family and has begun his search for a forever family.  As is true of all GSDs, Rayne is looking for a home that will provide him with structure, routine and consistency. This will help him decompress and build a strong and stable relationship with his forever family. Rayne will benefit from continued socialization in a structured manner along with a family that will keep up with the training program he has been through with one of MAGSR's training partners. As with any typical German Shepherd, Rayne will be a loyal protector and take his job very seriously. Rayne would do best with a family that has breed experience and needs to be the one and only pet in the home. He prefers to be the apple of his family's eye. 

Rayne is cuddly and sweet and would be an amazing companion. He loves to cuddle in with his people and would love to share that pizza crust with you. If you would love to spend your time with a regal guy that is seasoned and just gets better with age and wouldn't mind sharing some pizza crust, reach out to MAGSR today. 

 

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MAGSR ID: 14455

Sheppy

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 76 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Sheppy was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter where he waited patiently for his family to come and claim him. Although he waited, no one came forward for Sheppy. Shelter staff were surprised as this social guy was clearly comfortable with people and did well around other dogs. Recognizing that Sheppy deserved a family that would love him for a lifetime, he was placed on the adoption floor and started looking for a match but with so many dogs looking for homes, he didn't find his match. Recognizing that shepherds are often more successful when adopted out through a breed specific rescue, Sheppy was transferred to the MAGSR family. We are excited to be able to help Sheppy move forward and find the perfect forever family.

Sheppy is a friendly and playful guy. He is a big fan of plushy toys and hopes that his forever family has plenty of them in the household. Sheppy has done a nice job in a large shelter and seems comfortable with other dogs. However, as is true of many shepherds, Sheppy has high-drive. He is looking for a household without cats or other small animals. Although clearly socialized with people, Sheppy did not receive the training needed to meet with success. He will need to learn leash manners and the importance of keeping his paws on the ground. Fortunately, our team has already begun working with Sheppy so that he better understands the ins and outs of becoming a good canine citizen. Training is essential for Sheppy's success. Training will not only help Sheppy develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a stable and confident canine citizen. Sheppy is looking for a forever family that will provide him with routine, structure, patience, and leadership. This set-up is crucial for success with all shepherds. If you are looking for an active, playful, and intelligent guy, look no further than Sheppy!

Update:

Sheppy is a GREAT dog!  He is very smart, engaged, happy and eager to please.  He knows lots of commands and really enjoyed the agility work in the indoor play-yard today. He loves to play ball and it was a really good training tool for him.  He is gentle with treats and you can’t help smiling when you are playing with him.  He is an absolute DELIGHT and will just be an amazing addition to any family!


Update:

Sheppy is a big sweet boy!  He continues to learn his commands and knows sit, down, and "no".  Most importantly, he is completely housebroken and he understands kennel and is crate trained - though he does have some separation anxiety.  He is good with other dogs, people and children.  He walks well on a leash and loves walks with our 5 year-old GSD Yuki.  Sheppy does not quite realize how big he is and will try to sit in your lap, where he loves to give kisses to his people.  He is a high energy dog and will benefit from an owner/family who enjoys being active.  He is food motivated and responds well to correction and consequently he takes to training well.  


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MAGSR ID: 14297

Simba

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: White
Current Size: 80 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Stunning Simba is the father of the Fall puppies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato (Tator). These babies were an accidental litter that was raised with their parents. Although his human family loved him, it can be difficult to properly train, care for, and provide adequate stimulation for a large number of dogs. Recognizing that this family would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue, their family contacted MAGSR. With a no family left behind policy, we did not think twice when asked to take dad along with the Fall puppies. MAGSR has promised to find every member of this family a safe and loving forever home that will cherish them for a lifetime. 

Simba moved into the rescue a few weeks ago. As he was not given the opportunity to socialize outside of his family and had been exposed to a child who was not treating him appropriately, we placed him with an experienced foster family. Not only is this family able to provide Simba with opportunities to socialize in controlled settings and with new people and animals, but they are also able to provide Simba with training. Training, as is true with all dogs, is key to Simba's success. One of our training partners, Mason Dixon K9, has already begun Simba's program. This is helping him develop the confidence and stability needed to move forward. As he continues to move forward with a family of his very own, MDK9 has committed to providing Simba with a lifetime of support. Simba is lucky to have so many people in his corner. 

Simba is a very intelligent and active guy. He's also a sweetheart who loves a good cuddle. He is looking for a forever family that will provide him with an appropriate balance of exercise, playtime, and snuggles. It is critical that Simba's family provide him with daily opportunities to exercise both his body and his mind. This will help him maintain a stable presence in his forever home. In addition, Simba's family will need to infuse structure, routine, and leadership into their daily interactions. This set-up is essential for the success of all GSDs. Simba is waiting patiently to find the right match, could that be with you?

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MAGSR ID: 14342

Storm

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 11 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Likely
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Storm lived in a home. However, due to an issue with the landlord, he was surrendered to a local shelter. Although shepherds typically struggle in shelters, Storm is special as he remained friendly and affectionate with staff. Recognizing that Storm deserved every chance to find a loving forever family, staff began searching for a shepherd rescue that would help this boy on his journey. Working with us to find the right circumstances to welcome Storm, the shelter staff provided this guy with the safety and security needed to move forward. 

Storm is a friendly and playful guy. He has handled all of the changes in his life like a champ. However, it is important that Storm's forever family recognize that he has been through a lot and will need time to adjust to his forever home. Having moved into an incredible foster home, Storm has been enjoying the comforts of a soft bed and calm environment. He has quickly charmed his foster family. As Storm continues to move forward, he will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. This is typical of all GSDs. Training will go a long way with this boy. Not only will training help Storm develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. 

While at the shelter, staff noticed some concerns with Storms hips. They took the important steps of getting him to a vet who began running tests and x-rays. It was discovered that Storm has severe hip dysplasia. At this time his right hip is of greatest concern. However, an injury to his cruciate ligament was also found within Storm's right knee. By the time he was seen, he had already lost a lot of muscle around his hips and legs. Storm has begun to receive the care he needs to move forward. He is being monitored by our incredible vetting team while we rebuild muscle. He will also begin working with an orthopedic specialist in order to determine next steps for an orthopedic repair. Storm's care will be very expensive; however, we know he is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating to his medical needs. Your donation will not only help us continue to move Storm forward, but it will also help us continue to support medical dogs in need. Storm will be taking it slow over the next few months while we help him heal. Please continue to watch for updates on his care. 

Update:

Another late night update on Mr. Storm. He continues to do well for us. He is getting bored in his cage so today we started playing him some doggie television and he seems to enjoy this. I was able to sit with him a few times today while doing some paperwork - he is very much a lovebug and will try to curl up in your lap. He gives lots of kisses if you allow it. He got some new treats and bones today and we have also been making him some frozen stuffed kongs to keep him occupied. We are trying to work on cleaning his ears - he does not enjoy this but we will get there little by little.


Update:

Storm continues to do well and is very much loved by his caregivers. There has been indications of interest of adopting him, and it helped that Ryan and Sandy threw in a board and train for his adopters and Storm.  Here's the link to his latest pics and videos. I love the concern he has for blue noodle number 3.


Update:

Storm has been upgraded once again and now has claimed one of our small treatment rooms as his new hotel room. He enjoys looking out the window and gets less worked up by neighboring dogs. He still is working on getting stronger - he can't hold his three legged stands very long but does well with the step overs and backing. He is doing well on his walks and starting with hill work. He really enjoys his time outside. He has a squeaker tennis ball in rehab that is his favorite toy!


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MAGSR ID: 13185

Zeus

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 98 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size: 105 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Stray to Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Handsome Zeus was picked up as a stray and brought to a local shelter. Upon his arrival staff members fell in love with this big, beautiful boy. An immediate staff favorite, Zeus enjoyed interacting with volunteers as it was clear he had been well socialized with people. Although Zeus was noted to be big and friendly, it was also noted that he needed medical support. Zeus was underweight, filthy, missing a significant amount of hair on his back-end, covered in fleas, and suffering from an allergic reaction from the fleas leaving him with open sores. It is not known how long Zeus had been suffering, but it is evident that this level of need did not happen overnight. Although shelter staff began addressing his needs, it was clear that Zeus would be most successful if placed with a rescue so that his specific needs could be met. When MAGSR learned that Zeus needed a safe place to land in order to move forward, our team immediately stepped forward to help. 

Zeus is a happy, intelligent, and playful guy. He enjoys the company of his people, but also reads the handler very well. As is true of many shepherds, Zeus will look to see what he can and cannot get away with just to make life a little more exciting. As he is a lot of dog and can be pushy, Zeus is most successful with a calm, clear, and confident handler. Having clearly been exposed to toys, Zeus loves to play ball and greatly enjoys squeaky plush toys. He often carries a toy around in his mouth on his daily walks. Capable of easily tearing up toys, Zeus is hoping his forever family has an endless supply of tough toys so that there will be time to play every day. Highly food motivated, Zeus will work for treats and food. He already knows a few commands, such as sit and come. However, as a smart guy, he will see if he can get away with getting treats for free without having to work. Training will go a long way with Zeus. Not only will it help him develop a healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. 

MAGSR has been working hard to ensure that Zeus' medical needs are addressed. In the last few weeks, Zeus has been putting on some much needed weight. He still needs to gain a few more pounds in order to be the ideal size. His foster family has also been working with one of our amazing vetting partners to address Zeus' skin needs. Zeus' sores have healed and he is growing new fur. With his sores closing, Zeus has been getting regular baths and has done very well. His fur is shiny again and his skin is looking much healthier. As Zeus is healing nicely, we are able to focus on giving him increased opportunities to enjoy being a dog. Zeus is looking for a forever home that will provide him with the structure, routine, patience, and leadership that all GSDs crave. His ideal family will fill his days with plenty of toys, regular exercise, and endless snuggles. If Zeus sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet this incredible guy today!

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MAGSR ID: 14609