Birch & Kota
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Kota and her best buddy, Birch, were found wandering around in the south. Although the two dogs were wearing identification, when animal control contacted their family, they were told that the dogs were no longer wanted. As this friendly pair deserves to be loved and cared for in their golden years, our friends at animal control called and asked if we could welcome this pair into the MAGSR family.
Kota and Birch are a bonded pair and rely on one another for safety and comfort. Although they were tossed aside by their former family, they remain sweet and loving dogs. Currently residing with a fantastic foster family, Kota and Birch are moving forward with the comfort of soft beds, good food, and the attention they deserve. Although we are still getting to know this lovely pair, it does appear that they have previously lived in a household and do know some of the general household expectations. As we learn more about Kota and Birch, we will provide updates. If you can provide this special pair with the loving forever home they so clearly deserve, please ask to meet them today.Update:
Kota and Birch are very calm loving dogs. They walk nicely on a leash and are house broken. Birch's favorite thing is to relax with his people and Kota loves ear scratches. Birch provides a sense of safety and Kota provides a sense of calmness for one another. They both get along with the resident dogs in their fosters house and are happy to hang out with them. Kota and Birch arrived at MAGSR from the south the day before Thanksgiving. It was a very special holiday for them because there was food in their belly and a warm soft bed to sleep on. Upon rescue they appeared older than they truly were. A MAGSR vet estimated Birch between 3-5 and Kota between 5-7 years old. They are currently working on gaining weight and strengthening the muscles that were not used as much as needed. Birch has tested heartworm positive as we are seeing more and more due to lack of heartworm preventatives, however MAGSR has already started him on his treatment program and will cover the entire cost. Please donate if you can. If you have room in your home and want a wonderful bonded pair, their foster would love to tell you all about them.
Hi there…It’s me Kota. My foster family has learned so much about me in these last few weeks. I had my first Christmas yesterday in a loving home. Stockings were the best. I got my favorite crackling and squeaking toy!! Of course, good girls like me also get treats. I can’t wait for Christmas in my furever home. Maybe New Year’s, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Valentine’s Day (I’ll give you lots of kisses) but I think you get the point. I have figured out my place in the pack with the resident dogs and we get along wonderfully. My foster parents love having us. My foster dad said we are so easy to love. Just a few…or many…ear scratches and I’ll sleep at your feet like I am with my foster mom right now. If I sound like your kind of dog ask to see me. I’m waiting for you.
Hi there…it’s me Birch. My foster family has learned just as much about me as they have for my best friend Kota. My first Christmas in a home was also yesterday. My stocking was pretty cool too but I am much more laid back about it. My favorite was the beef bone and the freeze-dried chicken. Of course, the new soft beds…now we have one in almost every room… they were a hit with me. I like to curl up on the bed and monitor the room. I haven't quite figured out affection like Kota has. I am happy to get affection, but I don’t always ask for it. So, my foster family comes to me and I do the loving lean in. I am getting the hang of excitement. I do this cute jump. There is nothing like a soft bed and a warm fire. Except maybe a furever home. Are you that for us? We will love you and be devoted companions forever. Ask about us and my foster mom can brag about us for hours!!
Boone and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Boone is a big, beautiful, energetic dog. He was found as a stray and brought to a shelter. Recognizing that shepherds struggle at shelters, staff members immediately began looking for rescues who could help Boone find a forever home. Although Boone is two, he is in many ways like a big puppy. He is playful, energetic, and doesn't understand that he is a big guy. As is true of many young dogs who have not been provided with structure and routine, Boone still has a lot to learn about being a good canine citizen. He has had very little experience with a leash and will need to learn some of the finer skills of leash etiquette. Boone will benefit greatly from a good training program as it will not only help him bond with his family but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. Boone will be most successful with a handler who is experienced with the breed. If Boone sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet him today.
Captain and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Captain found himself at a local shelter when he began getting nervous around the toddler in the household. Although Captain never tried to hurt the toddler, the family felt that it was safer for all involved to rehome Captain. Having spent his entire life with his previous family, Captain is a little unsure about all of the sudden changes in his life.
Captain is a playful, ball driven guy. Having lived in a household his entire life, Captain is housebroken and crate trained. He also knows some basic commands. As is true of most shepherds, Captain can be protective of his people and will need to learn to trust that his new family will set him up for success. Training will be an important part of the bonding process for Captain and his new family. Captain is looking for a forever home that will commit to him for a lifetime. Could that be you?Update:
Captain is a smart and playful guy who had the benefit of participating in a board and train program at Stateline Canine. MAGSR is so very grateful to Stateline for all that they have done to help Captain further develop into a good canine citizen. Captain moved directly from his board and train program into a foster home so that he can further develop his skills in a home environment. When he moves into his forever home, Captain will have lifetime access to Stateline Canine for skill refreshers. Captain's foster family adores him. He provides them with endless entertainment and antics. As your typical shepherd, Captain prefers to be with his people at all times and will watch and wait for them if they leave his presence. Housebroken, crate trained, and knowing his basic commands, Captain understands the basic rules of a household but does best with a strong, confident handler. Although Captain could play ball for hours every day, he also enjoys some cuddles. Unaware that he is a big guy, once comfortable, Captain does think he makes the perfect lap dog. That is if you prefer not to feel your thighs for long periods of time. He is also the master of a good face wash and will happily assist you with taking care of any leftover crumbs. Captain is a special guy who is looking for a household that is experienced with the breed. Good with dogs and cats, Captain enjoys the company of other animals particularly when clear expectations are in place. He will meet with greatest success when provided with the structure and leadership that all shepherds crave. If Captain sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet him today.
Courage and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sometimes we all need a Christmas miracle and for Courage that miracle couldn't come soon enough. Courage was found near a vacant building with significant wounds to his paws and legs. Based upon his injuries, Courage was likely hit by or tossed from a car. In need of immediate care, he was quickly brought to a shelter for help. Shelter staff did everything they could to help Courage, but they recognized that he needed additional help from a private vet and fast. When a plea went out for help, MAGSR stepped in to grant Courage's Christmas wish.
Courage is in a significant amount of pain. However, he remains gentle and friendly. At this time, Courage is unable to bear full weight on one of his back legs and has several deep wounds on his legs and feet. These wounds look infected and are significantly impacting his ability to move easily. Fortunately, MAGSR has a phenomenal vet working with Courage already. He is getting x-rays completed, wound care, antibiotics, and pain medication. Over the next few days we will have a better idea of the full extent of Courage's medical needs. However, no matter what the prognosis MAGSR will be by his side every step of the way. Although Courage will receive all of the love and care he needs to recover, MAGSR needs help making his Christmas wish come true. Please consider donating to his care so that MAGSR can continue to help dogs like Courage this holiday season.
Courage's wounds are healing nicely and he can even walk up and down the stairs in his foster home to sleep with his foster family in their bedroom. In his foster care he has experienced other dogs and is a NO for cats. He would prefer another dog or GSD that is playful in his forever home but he could be an only dog. He has a sweet, playful personality and loves to roll on his back for belly rubs. He likes a Kong ball but is currently restricted to having it in his crate due to being heartworm positive. He loves to be 'outside' and he is an expert sniffer like most shepherds and then some! Even though his outside time is restricted, it is evident that he will need to improve his leash walking skills. He does recognize some basic commands but will need to attend a training class and then practice his newly learned skills. Courage seems to be familiar with noises, activities and rules of living in a house. He has not had any accidents in the house and sleeps fairly quiet at night except for changing his sleep position. He loves to be with his people and would love to be your lap or couch dog if allowed. Courage is a handsome boy with a great personality and should fit in with most families with older children.
Gator and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet Gator has been passed from household to household throughout his young life. In his most recent household, the owners had stopped providing him with the basics of food, water, or vetting. Instead, he was left chained outside with very little shelter. When another rescue stepped in to help Gator, they were impressed that this boy was still so sweet even with everything he had endured.
Gator is still a young guy who will thrive with leadership and consistency. He has not had the opportunity to socialize with people and dogs as much as would have been expected at his age. However, he remains friendly. Gator will do best in a household where his new family can go slowly and provide him with the structure and routine that all GSDs crave. Gator has been living with other dogs since his removal from his last owner and done well. He seems to like the presence of another stable dog. As he moves forward, Gator will benefit greatly from training as it will help him bond to his new family as well as become a good canine citizen. If Gator sounds like a match for your household, please inquire about him today.
Karl and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Karl was a stray who was picked up and brought to a shelter. Upon arrival it was evident to the shelter staff that Karl was a special guy. He easily won the hearts of shelter staff. Although playful and affectionate, Karl struggled with anxiety in the shelter environment. This is very common for German Shepherds and many other guardian breeds. Recognizing that Karl needed his best chance and finding his forever home, the shelter contacted MAGSR and the rest is history.
Karl is a handsome guy. He interacts well with dogs and other people. However, he does need slow introductions to new people and situations. Karl's forever family will need to follow a two to three week shut down when he joins their family. This will provide Karl with the opportunity to slowly adjust to his new home. Patience and structure will help Karl learn household routines and settle in more effectively. Karl is looking for a calm household that will help him develop into the stable guy we know he is destined to be. If Karl sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet him today.
Kylo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Kylo was found as a stray in a big, busy city. He was brought to a shelter where he waited for his family to claim him. However, when no one came to get Kylo, the shelter began to plead for rescue for this big, handsome guy. Although we do not know anything about Kylo's history, we do know that someone cared for him at one time as he arrived already knowing a few basic commands. Good with other dogs, Kylo did well in playgroup at the shelter and was non-reactive to dogs passing his kennel run. As is true of all shepherds, Kylo will do well with structure and routine. He is looking for a household who is experienced with the breed so that he has opportunities to meet with success.
Although Kylo is a neat guy, we have learned that he is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been properly cared and provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Kylo has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Kylo's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Kylo is clearly more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Kylo's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Kylo will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household can provide the routine, structure, and leadership that Kylo craves, please ask to meet him today.
Mr. Jack and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Mr. Jack and his housemate, Miss Jackie, were used for puppies. Their lives have been filled with little care, comfort, or kindness. When their owner decided that it was time for them to move on, their future options were very limited. Fortunately, another rescue heard about their situation and reached out to MAGSR for help.
Although we knew that both dogs would need some additional love and attention, we also knew they deserved kindness and compassion. Mr. Jack was shown very little warmth or gentleness prior to his arrival. He was fearful of people as he was unsure of their intentions. Fortunately, with the care and attention of a loving foster home, Mr. Jack has begun to blossom. He seeks out the attention of his foster family and has taken on the role of velcro dog in the household. It is simply amazing what a difference kindness makes even after years of suffering. Although Mr. Jack is an incredible guy, we have learned that he is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided had he been properly cared for and provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Mr. Jack has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Mr. Jack's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Mr. Jack is clearly more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Mr. Jack's care. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Mr. Jack will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If Mr. Jack sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.
Theo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Theo was a stray who found his way to a shelter where it was very clear that he needed immediate medical attention. A portion of Theo's tail had been degloved and he required significant medical support. Recognizing that Theo's condition would require surgical intervention, the shelter staff worked with local groups to get Theo the help he needed. In order to help Theo survive, a portion of his tail was amputated. With his medical needs addressed, Theo is ready to move forward and begin his journey with a new family. Theo is a big, ball-driven boy. He is good with other dogs but prefers proper introductions. We appreciate that he thinks the use of manners is best when saying hi to new dogs and people. As is true of all shepherds, Theo will meet with success in a household where he has structure and leadership. Training will also go a long way with this handsome guy. Although we are still getting to know Theo, we will provide updates soon. If Theo sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today.
Waldo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Waldo found himself in a shelter after he was picked up as a stray. He is a sweet, handsome boy who is looking for a forever family of his own. He is somewhat shy right now, but who can blame him with the recent changes he has been through. Training will help him build confidence, learn good manners and bond with his family. Stay tuned for more updates on Waldo as we get to know him.Update:
Waldo's foster is happy to share he is housebroken and gets along with the two resident dogs. He is good with children, affectionate and loves to play with his toys and chew on bones. He is crate trained, does not look for food on counter tops and does not get on the furniture. He is a quick learner and loves to get lots of loving. Please let us know if Waldo sounds like the dog for you.