Success Stories

This is what we are all about. When we place a dog in a great home, everyone in the rescue is elated. Nothing feels better than helping our dogs on their journey to find a forever home where they can love and be loved.

We thank every one of our adoptive families for opening their hearts and homes to our dogs.

These are the most recent MAGSR Success Stories. Success Stories reported prior to 2016 can be found here.

Posted: 02/13/2021
Jinx Jinx Jinx

Jinx definitely zooms around a lot more than initially and definitely more connected to me. She's come to enjoy car rides and finally understands how stairs work. She's up at a healthy weight and is either napping or running around the house with me. She's definitely not a guard dog by any means but she's still just starting to find her voice so we'll see what the future holds! She also loves eating snow, ice, and anything crunchy so while she's very good about treats and food and being gentle with all sorts of things, she WILL steal lettuce from you, be warned haha.

Posted: 02/12/2021
Boomer Boomer Boomer Boomer Boomer

Here are some pictures of our Boomer!

Posted: 02/12/2021

Lola Lola

We adopted Lola in March of 2020. What a pleasure she is to have️ Don’t know what we would do without her! She’s very energetic, happy, playful, loving dog! She’s very accepting of other people as long as l accept/welcome them. Once you’re in she loves you. She works very well with my reaction to people! Other than that she is a GREAT watch dog! She’s great with other dogs after the introduction! She really is AWESOME ️️

Posted: 02/12/2021
Jaycee at 8 weeks

Jaycee is thriving!  I have her enrolled in obedience training and she is doing well!  She enjoys playing fetch with her balls and likes playing keep away more!   She is fast fast!  Darn stinker won't let me catch her...I gotta get sneaky if I want to steal that ball!  She loves being outdoors so she can run.  She has a really large backyard for that!

When we first adopted her, she was almost 15 lbs and slightly underweight.  Yesterday, she was 46 lbs and she is growing fast!  

Posted: 02/12/2021
Ruby Ruby

Ruby has adjusted very well to our household. She gets along wonderfully with our other dog, Ovi and our two small children.

She was Heartworm positive when we adopted her. We are overjoyed that as of 2/5/21, she has completed her Heartworm treatment and is now Heartworm negative!! She’s been cleared to play and exercise. 

Ruby has loved all of the snow we’ve had. She loves to jump into piles of it and sled with the kids. 

Posted: 02/11/2021
Jasper Jasper Jasper

Greetings from Colorado! Jasper is my wonderful baby and he has really bonded with me. I absolutely love him, and we are continuing to have a trainer come over to work with us.

He's doing great and is settling into his new home.nicely.  His next training session is this Monday. The cats have been a challenge, but he is getting better slowly.  With patience and consistency I think it's going to work out fine.

He's a big personality and is growing into his own, which is good. I think he's feeling more and more at home and has started barking in the backyard as a watch dog. He's a character for sure.  The other day he had a big black kong toy in his mouth and started barking with it and the kong muffled out his bark. I started cracking up -- it was funny.  I'm glad we chose to keep him and have the trainer coming over again tomorrow.

He is really looking good and his coat is very shiny. We are walking him and the other dogs often and he's doing well with that, too. 

Posted: 02/11/2021

She's doing well and now has taken on a mom roll!  We had to put down both our boys last year which was heartbreaking, but she persevered. Now she has a little one to take care of. 

Posted: 02/01/2021

Socks is enjoying his house with two young boys and a cat. The cat bosses him around, but that’s okay. He loves his yard and playing in the snow!

Posted: 01/13/2021
Casen Casen Casen Casen Casen

Casen has been with us since Oct 2020. He has been settling in nicely with us. He loves to go on walks, drop toys on mom's laptop when she's working, play rough with Dad, and play with his sister! He also loves snuggles and getting his ears scratched! He doesn't like other dogs, but he loves watching and playing with the neighborhood kids! 

Posted: 01/10/2021
Buddy Buddy

Wonderful Buddy has been with us since October, 2020 and we are totally in love with him.  He is full of adorable puppy energy and is as smart as any GSD we have had.  Even though it turns out he is half Husky.  He's a friendly player at doggie day camp, swims. and is learning agility, and soon he may be doing the cooking and cleaning.  Thank you MAGSR for our amazing Buddy.


Posted: 01/08/2021
Tango Tango

Tango (adopted Oct 2020) is doing fantastic in his new home. It has taken him a little while to get settled, and we had a few bumps in the road during the transition but it was nothing a little time, patience and advice from our trainer couldn't handle. Although he loves all his new family members, mom is his absolute favorite. He LOVES playing fetch and going on walks around our farm. His favorite spot (besides wherever mom is) is the back pasture where he can play fetch, "keep away" with his little puppy sister or just lounge. He has adjusted to our horses and even let's them groom him. He is very smart and often only needs to be told something once (unless the stakes are high, ... like ham in the trash can or those pesky squirrels who are just asking to be chased). He still wins the award for Most Vocal Shepherd, but even that's improving with time. He thrives on routine, esp at night when he helps us tuck the kiddos into bed and then immediately goes into the kitchen to get his well deserved chew (pig ear, bully stick, etc). He makes us laugh every day! He's come a long way since he came home with more to go, but we just love him to pieces and are so glad he's ours!


Posted: 01/06/2021
Lemon Lemon Lemon Lemon


Lemon is doing a lot better! She is 33 pounds right now and doesn’t have any health issues! She is getting along really well with my sister's dog, Goose. 

Thank you for reaching out! Here are some photos of Lemon! 



Posted: 01/06/2021
Sam and his buddy, Bobby.

Sam has settled in nicely in his new home.  He is definitely a charmer!

Posted: 01/06/2021
Socks (fka Noah) gets festive!

We renamed him Socks and he has comfortably integrated into our family. His 4 and 8 year old boys love him. When he licks Isaac, the 4 year old in the face, Isaac says, “Aw, he loves me!”

He takes orders from the cat and tries really hard to control the urge to play with him.

He is loving the cold weather and little bit of snow we got. He thinks ice is just as fun to rub on as grass!

Posted: 01/04/2021

We have had Jack for ~2.5 years now.  We love him so much. He is an integral part of our family. He loves to play ball,  get pets and go on walks.  He still likes to chase squirrels when possible. He is a great dog- great personality and very sweet.  He is our big baby and we love him very much.

Posted: 12/01/2020
Molly Molly Molly

Molly (adopted July 2020) has settled into her forever home and time is flying! It is hard to believe she has been with me for almost 5 months! In her time with me, Molly has completed a training program, taken her first trip to the beach (where she played in the sand almost every day), and helped welcome a new nephew to the family last month! Molly enjoys walks & playing with her black-lab cousin, car rides with the windows down, cuddles on the couch, and playing fetch with her favorite squeaky toys! She has landed with a family who gives her endless hugs, kisses, and cuddles daily! I couldn’t imagine my life without Molly.

Posted: 11/25/2020

Dolly (aka Princess Bea) is definitely still a princess. She is happy and super energetic. She loves playing and cuddling with her big doggy brother Waylon and even has her gotten her big kitty sister Winnie to warm up to her. She loves playing tug a war with our daughter Maisie and chasing her around. She is very anxious around new people and places but has improved a lot with puppy classes and going on walks on the ncr trail. She has been a great addition to our family. We’re glad to have her.

Posted: 11/20/2020
Lumi & Lincoln

Lumi (White) & Lincoln both MAGSR adoptions. Out enjoying an evening outing.

Posted: 11/19/2020

Here is a photo of our sweet dog Roxy!

Posted: 11/19/2020

Bella (formerly known as Belair) was adopted on July 2, 2020.  She was a little nervous in her new surroundings, was very cautious, and was not ready to fully trust that this was her permanent home.  She gave me the feeling that she had experienced some harsh times somewhere in her past. We showered her with love and patience and as each day went by, she became more trusting of us. Now she follows me everywhere. When I leave the house, she waits at the door until I come home……so cute.

Bella loves to play “keep away”.  She will grab her favorite toy and run around the house and wait for me to come after her. When I come around, she will take off running in the opposite direction.  In the back yard, she has trained me to fetch.  Seriously, when I throw the ball, she runs to it and stands over it until I come to fetch it.  When I get close, she takes off with the ball and drops it again, waiting for me to try to get it. Eventually she gets tired and walks away from the ball and I have to fetch it……funny dog.

Bella loves attention. When my son and his family come over, she gets so excited. Her tail and whole body is wagging a mile a minute until I get her to settle down.  I’m actually a little jealous that she likes them so much.  I’m pretty sure she would go home with them if I let her. Not going to happen!!

We are so happy with Bella.  I can’t imagine our home without her now. Thank you to MAGSR

Jim and Judy Cocchiaro