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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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The Kentucky Six - Diego, Champ, Serena, Peanut, Evie, and Yogi - are cruelty and neglect survivors. Living in inhumane conditions, starved, and used as breeding stock, the Kentucky Six managed to make it off the property alive when the right people heard about their conditions and got the authorities involved. All six dogs were confiscated and brought to a shelter where they waited for the chance to find kind and loving families of their very own. Although shelter staff worked hard to make sure that all six dogs began getting the care and attention they deserved, they recognized that with shelters at capacity and adoptions limited, these six precious souls may not have the chance to find their forever families. They began working with local groups and started networking the dogs in hopes that rescue placement would be found. Fortunately, their message made its way to MAGSR. Our incredible team knew that this group of dogs was very special, so we began putting plans in place to welcome the Kentucky Six to the MAGSR family.
Although Champ's life was filled with challenges and suffering prior to his confiscation, he still wants to connect with his people. Very intelligent and appreciative of a calm and confident handler, Champ does well when given a chance to build trust with his people. Having been starved, Champ is still learning that regular meals and kindness are part of his daily routine. Although he needs a little time to adjust, Champ is already making significant strides. He is an incredible example of resilience in the wake of so much pain. As is true of all shepherds, Champ will thrive when provided with structure, routine, and leadership. In many ways he is still in the beginning stages of his new life. He will need time to adjust to new people, environments, and expectations. However, given patience and opportunities to learn, we are sure that Champ will continue to discover the joys of being a beloved member of a family. We do not know if Champ has had much experience living in a household. Clear rules and boundaries will help him settle into his new home. Training will also go a long way for this boy. Not only will training help Champ develop a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Champ is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime and show him the kindness he missed out on for so many years. If he sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet Champ today!Update:
Champ is simply a big sweet boy. We have nick-named him Teddy because he wants to snuggle up on the couch with his people. While very hesitant when we first welcomed him to our home, just a few days later he has gained confidence and relaxed. He is housebroken but just starting to learn the basic obedience commands. He is fine with other dogs and loves chasing the ball in the backyard with our 5 year old bossy female GSD. And he is also very easy to walk on leash.
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The Fall puppies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato (Tator) - were an accidental litter. Raised together with their parents, these dogs have had the chance to learn many doggy social skills. Although their human family enjoyed the puppies, it can be difficult to care for a large litter and challenging to find safe and loving homes. Recognizing that the Fall puppies would be most successful if placed within a breed specific rescue, their family contacted MAGSR. We promised that we would find each pup a safe and loving forever family that would cherish these babies for a lifetime.
The Fall puppies are very large babies for their age. They are clearly big fans of food. Having spent time outside, these babies love the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors. So, they are hoping their forever families love adventures. Although these babies have been socialized well with their doggy family, they have not been exposed to many new people or situations. Socialization is critical to their success. Recognizing that social skills are essential as the Fall puppies move forward, our amazing volunteers are already beginning this process. Learning the ins and outs of living in a household, these babies are learning the joys of endless toys, comfortable beds, and loads of love. As they continue to move forward, all six babies will strive in households that will provide the structure, routine, and leadership that all shepherds crave.
Although these babies are absolutely adorable, please remember that puppies are a lot of work. Puppies will whine, chew, have accidents, and fill your home with endless antics. With time, training, and patience, all 6 babies - Autumn, Cider, Ember, Maple, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato - will develop into good canine citizens. If one of the Fall puppies sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet these fluffy bundles of joy today!
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Dapper Django found himself at an overcrowded shelter in the south. With the number of homeless pets climbing at alarming rates, shelters are finding that they have no choice but to euthanize for space. Although young and interactive, Django was living on borrowed time. As the days passed, staff members began to worry that he would not make it out alive. Recognizing that this guy deserved a chance to live a life full of tasty treats, adventures, and endless snuggles, a plea went out for rescue placement. Django was simply too sweet to deny. So, our incredible team began collaborating with the shelter, transporters, and vets to get everything in place to move Django forward. We are so excited to have welcomed him to MAGSR.
Django is a handsome, energetic, and social guy. He loves interacting with his people and other dogs. It is highly evident that this boy was well socialized. As he moves forward, it is critical that his forever family continue this process as Django will need continued experiences to meet with success. In many ways this guy is still puppy-like; he is goofy, playful, and always ready for a new experience. Django has asked that his forever family enjoy adventures and a good laugh. We promised him we would find the perfect match. In addition, we promised that his forever family provides him with the structure, routine, and leadership that will help him thrive. Training will be a key component to Django's success. Not only will it help him create a healthy bond with his family, but it will also help him develop into a stable and confident canine citizen.
Unfortunately, we do know much about Django's previous life. As a result, we are unsure about his knowledge of the ins and outs of living in a household. However, this boy is eager for his next adventure, we are sure that the structure and routine of his forever home will help him with this next step. If your family is looking for a young, playful, and social guy that will bring endless smiles to your household, ask to meet Django today!
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The name Errol is a Scottish surname that can be associated with prominent Scottish aristocrats, however, that couldn’t be further from the case for poor Errol, or The Duke of Errol as we call him. He was confiscated from his previous owners as he was not only neglected, but abused. Yet, The Duke of Errol has the sweetest demeanor and is happy to have been rescued by MAGSR. The Duke of Errol is currently around the 60 lb mark, is missing some hair due to neglect, and is hoping to find a loving family to help him live up to his name, an aristocrat of not only your household, but more importantly, your heart!
As we are getting to know The Duke of Errol, we have learned he is incredibly sweet to everyone he meets and is likely good with kids and other dogs. The Duke of Errol would benefit from a family/person who is willing to designate some time to helping him learn the ropes and become the best GSD he can be while he recovers from his horrible past. As is true with all dogs, he would absolutely 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 The Duke of Errol sounds like he would be the right fit for you/your family, please arrange for a proper introduction! The ‘Duke” will need some time to decompress given the abuse and neglect he survived prior to arriving at MAGSR. Ask to meet The Duke of Errol today!
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Knight was adored by his family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they could no longer provide him with the life that he deserved. Recognizing that this big guy would be most successful if placed within a rescue, they reached out to MAGSR for rescue placement. Upon meeting Knight, we knew that this guy was special and would be an excellent addition to the MAGSR family. We promised his previous owners that we would find him an amazing forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime.
Knight is a big, handsome, intelligent guy. He was clearly well socialized with other people. However, he was in need of a few additional manners when he arrived in our care. Using his size to his advantage, Knight enjoyed pulling his handler behind him on walks and adventures. Although Knight seemed to find this arrangement acceptable, it created a little too much additional work for his handlers. Recognizing that Knight would need a little support as he moved forward, our volunteers immediately stepped in and began teaching him manners. A smart guy, it did not take night long to understand the rules and expectations in place went on leash. With clear leadership and direction, this big guy is quickly making improvements. Knight is already making huge strides with obedience; however, it is critical that his forever family continue this process. Training will be a key component to his success. Not only will training help Knight create a strong and healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a good canine citizen.
As a young guy, Knight has plenty of energy and an exuberance for life. He is looking for an active family that will take him along on their adventures. With a solid understanding of toys, Knight is hoping that his forever family enjoys playtime as much as he does. He is still learning to return toys when thrown, but we know these skills will develop with time. Knight is searching for a forever family that will provide him with the time, training, and endless cuddles that he knows he deserves. If this big boy sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.
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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.
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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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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Marvelous Murphy was adored by his family. They made sure he had everything he needed. Although they loved him dearly, due to circumstances beyond their control, they were unable to continue to provide for this incredible boy. Recognizing that Murphy deserved an amazing forever family, they asked MAGSR to welcome Murphy to the family so that we could find the right match. We were honored by their request, and were happy to welcome Murphy to MAGSR.
Murphy is a social and intelligent guy. As is true of all shepherds he has some good energy and is most successful when he has daily exercise. He thrives when given structure, routine, and leadership. Having lived in a home since he was a young pup, Murphy understands many of the ins and out of living in a home. A snuggler at heart, Murphy is hoping his family also enjoys cuddles. He is housebroken, crate trained, and understands rules and boundaries. Although Murphy already knows a lot about living in a home, it will take him some time to adjust to his forever home. However, given patience and clear routines, we are sure he will adjust well. True to the breed, Murphy can be protective of his people, however, with consistent boundaries and expectations he does well. Continued training will go a long way with this guy. Murphy is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime, could that be with you?
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Odin was absolutely adored by his dad. However, when unforeseen circumstances arose, his dad knew he could no longer provide Odin with the life he deserved. So, the decision was made to surrender Odin to MAGSR. We promised Odin's dad that we would find him a forever family that would cherish him for a lifetime.
Odin is an outstanding dog. He is intelligent, playful, and energetic. A fan of adventures, Odin is looking for a family that will give him daily exercise for both his body and his mind. This help Odin maintain a stable and confident personality. It is highly apparent that his dad put foundational skills in place to help Odin meet with success. Odin was well socialized in various environments and with various people. As a well socialized dog is a happy dog, his forever family will need to continue this process. A fan of other dogs, Odin enjoys his playtime and can be a goofy guy. Opportunities to socialize in safe and structured environments will be critical to maintaining these skills. As is true of all GSDs, Odin is looking for a family that will provide him with the structure, routine, and leadership he needs to meet with success. With a few commands in place already, Odin is ready to continue training. Training will not only help Odin develop into a good canine citizen, but it will also help him develop a strong and healthy bond with his forever family. Having lived in a household, Odin already knows many of the ins and outs of living in a home. He is already housebroken and crate trained! However, as is true of all new family members, Odin will need time to adjust to the specific routines of his family. Given time, patience, and structure, we know he will succeed. Odin is looking for a forever family that will love and protect him for a lifetime. Could that be with you?
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Handsome Ralph was adored by his family. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they needed to surrender him back to MAGSR. Although this was a heartbreaking decision, they knew that it was in Ralph's best interest to return him. We promised Ralph's family that we would find him the perfect family that would love him for a lifetime.
Ralph is an intelligent and curious boy. He enjoys exploring the world around him and is often busy making sure he doesn't miss out on anything in his environment. He has an excellent nose, particularly when it comes to treats. Really, who doesn't love treats? Having lived in a loving home, Ralph understands many of the ins and outs of the household. He is housebroken and is respectful in the home. However, as is true of all new family members, he will need time, patience, and structure when adjusting to his forever family. A playful guy, Ralph loves romping around and playing with a favorite plush stuffy. When everyone settles down in the house, Ralph loves to snuggle with his people. He is looking for a forever family that will provide him with structure, routine, and leadership. Although Ralph already knows a few basic commands, training will go a long way with Ralph. Additional training will not only help him create a strong, healthy bond with his forever family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. Ralph is looking for a forever family that loves playtime and snuggle time. If he sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.Update:
Ralph has been adjusting very well to his foster home. He has proven to get along well with our other dogs and especially likes playing with Macy. He responds favorably to basic commands and is eager to please. We're also happy to say he's lost a bit of excess weight since we've had him.
He doesn't, however, like anyone grabbing at his collar--unless of course, he knows he's about to be taken for a walk. He has liked to pull on the leash but he's gradually getting better at staying by our side when we take him to the park.
He absolutely loves attention and we believe he would be perfect for a retired individual or couple. He'd also fare very well in an empty nest household or even one with older (15+) kids. If you fit the bill, please ask about meeting him as a possible addition to your family and fur-ever home!
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Sweet Roman was dumped in a sheriff's parking lot in the south. With no one around to take responsibility for him, Roman was brought to an animal shelter in town where staff members immediately fell in love with this guy. Although they knew this guy was a good candidate for adoption, no one stepped forward for Roman. Due to endless overcrowding, once his stray hold was up, Roman was on borrowed time. Knowing that Roman deserved every opportunity to thrive in a home of his very own, staff members at the shelter began reaching out for help. When MAGSR heard that Roman needed rescue placement, we knew this boy was the perfect candidate for the MAGSR family.
Roman is one handsome dude. Typical of young shepherds, he is curious, energetic, and intelligent. Although very sweet, it does take Roman a little time to adjust to new people. It seems that he was not as well socialized as expected at his age. However, with a little time and patience, Roman does enjoy the company of his people. Currently living with an experienced foster family, Roman is benefitting from daily opportunities to socialize with new people and in new environments. Continued socialization will be critical to his success in his forever home. To help build confidence, Roman is also participating in training. Training is giving Roman the opportunity to develop trust and look to the handler for guidance. It is also helping him develop the skills needed to become a good canine citizen. Roman is a special guy who is looking for an active family. He will thrive when provided with clear structure, routine, and leadership. If Roman sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!
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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.
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T-Rex was found wandering the wilds of the south and was on the edge of extinction before a kind samaritan found this poor fella! We don’t know a lot about him, but as we do get to know T-Rex, we are discovering that despite his poor health and emaciation (2/9 body scale), he has a very sweet demeanor and really likes everyone he meets! T-Rex is thought to be around 3 years old and is likely housebroken, but will definitely need training to ensure he learns proper manners and can be the best GSD he can be.
Given T-Rex’s past, he is eager to find the right FUR-ever family that is willing to give him extra love, time and obviously food so he can fully recover from his not so dino-mite past. T-Rex would really thrive in an environment where he is provided the basic necessities of a true GSD/furry family member - training, structure, boundaries, routines, and continued guidance.
If T-Rex sounds like the adventure you would like to emBARK upon, please ask to add him to your family today!
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Wonderful Winchester was picked up as a stray in the south. Like so many dogs he was on his way to an overcrowded animal shelter, fortunately, another rescue stepped in to help. Winchester waited patiently for his family to come and claim him. However, when no one came forward after his stray hold, the other rescue began looking for a family that would welcome him into their home. They thought Winchester had found his forever family, however, at the last second, the family changed their mind and Winchester was left without a place to go. Knowing this boy deserved better, the rescue reached out to MAGSR for help. We knew this guy would be a great addition to the family and welcomed him in.
Winchester is definitely a handsome guy both inside and out. He is social, energetic, and intelligent. Clearly well socialized with other animals, Winchester understands many of the social rules needed to meet with success with his furry friends. Also well socialized with people, Winchester is interactive and playful. As is true of all young shepherds, it is critical that his family continue to provide him with the structure, routine, leadership, and socialization needed to meet with success. Winchester was lucky to have been placed with a foster family in the south while waiting for a forever family. This family began working with him to understand the ins and outs of a household. Clearly a quick learner, Winchester began picking up skills quickly. Although he has had success in the home, Winchester will, just like any new dog, need time to adjust to the rules and expectations of his forever home. Winchester is excited to go to training with his family. This experience will not only help him create a strong bond with his family, but it will also help him develop the skills he needs to be a good canine citizen. Winchester is looking for a forever family that will cherish him for a lifetime. Could that family be you?