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: 12/05/2018
Lucy Lucy Lucy Lucy

Lucy (Adopted 9-6-2017) – Lucy (or Lucille, or “Goose,” as we affectionately call her) is the perfect addition to our family! She adores her cat brother, Loki, and is very gentle with him. They love to take naps together and look out the front door together! Lucy is very confident now when going on walks, and loves to go multiple laps around the neighborhood. She also enjoys nature walks and short hikes with friends and family. Belly rubs are still her favorite! She likes to be silly and roll around in her dog bed and then lay on her back, waiting for some belly rubs. Lucy loves car rides! We like to take a “Thursday Night Car Ride” with her each week. Lucy is very intelligent, and has learned a few new tricks including “High-Five!” We love Lucy!!

Posted: 12/05/2018
Dutchess and Taco
Dutchess and Taco Dutchess being beautiful Dutchess stretches out

Dutchess has fit into our home so well that it’s like she’s been here a long time! At first she wasn’t too keen on being hugged but will now come over and lay her head on you to let you know she wants a hug!

She plays well with our Chihuahua and a Shih Tzu mix. Taco the Chihuahua seems to feel she’s the same size as Duchess. Dutchess and Taco frequently play tug-of-war. She and shitzu Jingle are less fond of each other but do have fun running up and down the hill in the back yard, chasing squirrels and barking at birds.

Dutchess loves her toys. She can often be found carrying a squeaky toy in her mouth and squeezing it as she “kicks” a ball in front of her. She hates the Roomba and takes refuge in her bed!

Our two daughters 18 and 14 adore Dutchess and lavish attention upon her. My husband Chris has taken her to obedience training and she passed flying colors. In addition to obeying most of the time she can give paw, sit and stay. Since I’m home every day we have gotten to be pretty good pals as well. If I go to another part of the house it’s not long until she is looking for me.

She loves riding in the car and collecting puppy treats at the Dairy Queen, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A. We are very happy she is a part of our family


Posted: 12/05/2018

Dak enjoys spending time and cuddling with his doggie brother Boomer.  We love having Dak as an addition to our family and he has made it complete!!

Posted: 12/05/2018
Augustus Augustus Augustus

Gus was adopted on August 2, 2018 by Bri and Will. He is best friends with his one year old pal, Sal. Gus and Sal love to wrestle and chase each other. Gus also loves the dog park and hiking! He is a loud pup and tells us everything we need to know. His favorite toy is his ball and he can catch and fetch for hours. He will give you all the kisses you want and then some. Gus is looking forward to Christmas, and even started celebrating by bringing his mom ornaments off of the tree.

Posted: 12/05/2018

Lila (pronounced Lee-la), aka Flo turned 2 in September. She loves walking her kid to school, playing with her toys - especially the squeaky ones and playing with/meeting other dogs. 

Posted: 11/30/2018
Lolly Lolly Lolly

We have had so much fun getting to know Lolly these past two months!! She is such a sweet and silly girl! Although it didn’t take long for us to give her the nickname Lolly the Destroyer since most of her toys don’t even last a week! 

She is very friendly with other people and dogs and VERY good with my niece and nephew (6 and one years old). Lolly is definitely a shadow dog and enjoys following my husband and me around, supervising to make sure we don’t get into too much trouble! She LOVE, LOVE, LOVES the ball and goes crazy when the Chuck-It comes out. Her baby pool arrived this week but we haven’t had a chance to use it since the weather has been so bad.

Lolly is halfway through her obedience training and is doing really well! She already knew a lot of commands and listens pretty well so we are concentrating on working her with distractions. 

Most importantly, Lolly is doing really well with her EPI!! Our vet is very happy with her weight gain and has decreased her feedings down to two per day even though we are giving her the same amount of food. 

My husband and I couldn’t be happier with her and feel very lucky to have her as a part of our family!! A HUGE thank you to MAGSR for helping us to find her!


Robin and Wes Buck

Posted: 11/30/2018
Gypsy Gypsy Gypsy

Life would not be the same without our Frankie (formerly Gypsy). She is full of energy and goofiness, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Frankie has accumulated quite the list of nicknames, and she knows every single one: Frankie, Frankers, Frankie Bean, Bean, Jumping Bean, String Bean, and the list goes on.


Frankie has many favorite pastimes. She loves to jump, wrestle, and play with her three canine brothers (two Beagles and a Golden). She loves playing with her squeaky toys (Bark Box day is such a joy in our house). Frankie absolutely LOVES water— whether it’s in the tub for her bath time or for YOUR shower time, jumping/splashing in her wading pool, or running around in the pouring rain. She loves the water so much so that we’re planning on trying out dock dog jumping with her once her obedience classes are finished. 

Frankie is also a world renowned stick collector— she has quite the collection of twigs in our yard, and she loves to show them off. If you’re lucky, she’ll share them with you. She is also a giant cuddle bug and loves her snuggle time with mom and dad. She also has the best wigglebutt— she wiggles so hard that her head, torso, and rear end up in three different time zones. It is quite the sight to see.

Frankie brings so much joy, laughter, and love to our household. She is the happiest dog that I have ever seen. She is a perfect fit, and we are so thankful for MAGSR for matching us with Frankie and entrusting her into our care. It was love at first sight for us when we met Frankie, and I believe in my heart that it was the exact same for her. We didn’t know what we were missing until Frankie came into our lives. Thank you!

With wiggles and puppy kisses,

Frankie, Brittany, and Mike Shaffer

Posted: 11/30/2018
Endy Endy Endy Endy

Endy (formerly Daina) has settled in quite nicely to her new home (adopted May 2018). 

Her favorite game is tug, followed closely by fetch, playing with the hose, squeaker toys, swimming, and catching bugs. She is very energetic and frequently gets the zoomies in the back yard. She loves playing with her cousins (our niece and nephew) and is great with them. Oh, and she loves naps on a pillow. Quite the princess, see photos attached.

She has completed obedience training and is lovely to walk on the leash now that we have gotten that all sorted out. She goes to doggy day care one or two times a week and has made friends there! Her EPI is well controlled and she has filled out and gained weight since we got her. She dreams of the day when we have a bigger home/yard and she gets to have a puppy sibling!

I could probably write a novel about all the wonderful things she does and her fun, goofy personality (and we haven’t even had her a full six months yet) but I will spare you all. Suffice to say, we love her probably too much (I can often be caught making up songs to sing to her about whatever silly thing she has been doing) and she has filled our home and hearts with so much joy and laughter. 

I will include too many pictures but I just can’t pick a favorite. 

Thank you all for everything you do for these wonderful dogs! 

Lots of tail wags, 

Katie, Megan, and Endy Thompson

Posted: 11/17/2018
Zale Zale Zale

It’s been just about a year since we adopted Zeus from MAGSR.  He’s a Belgian Malinois, a breed affectionately nicknamed “Maligators” because they are quick with very powerful jaws. His favorite thing is hoarding balls and playing fetch.  He also really loves to play tug and will even take clothes out of the laundry basket to entice someone to play.   He has blossomed into a very different dog and has become very affectionate and playful.  He loves going to Lowe’s with Dad, needs morning hugs and kisses, and rolls over for belly rubs.  Zeus also likes to howl when he hears sirens and howls back and forth with our son.  He now tries to play with the resident cats who are not so scared of him anymore, but is still bossed around by the resident Chihuahua with no teeth. Zeus has been an adventure and we look forward to many more years with him.

Posted: 11/14/2018
Solomon Solomon Solomon

The past six months with Solomon have been an absolute blessing. Him and our female German Shepherd could not be a better match and are always together. Where one is, you will see the other. Solomon completed his beginner class through Dauntless and is currently half way through intermediate. He absolutely loves playing fetch, taking naps, chasing his sister female shepherd through the house, and laying with his person. He walks right in his crate and when we are in our room will just hang out in there.

Solomon is absolutely in love with our god children. When they come over he loves playing the game Tag with them. He is very gentle with them and will lay with them or run with them throughout the house.

He has been the perfect addition to the family. I am getting emotional typing this as I am thinking to myself “who really saved who?”

All the best-

Kate and Tyler Coburn

Posted: 11/13/2018
Blue loves his family!
Blue loves his family! Blue loves his family!


Blue has settled into our home and family as if he has been with us from the start. He has a special bond with each of us, especially the kids. He LOVES to play fetch and will greet every visitor we have with a ball in his mouth to let them know he’d like to play.

He’s a big boy, currently weighing in at 105 lbs, a lot of that is due to the fact that he sits next to the kids and waits to catch their crumbs! He is such a gentle, kind soul and we love him beyond words.

He has helped all of our hearts heal after the loss of our sweet boy Murphy and are so happy we made the choice to adopt and got this sweet boy!

The Kinna Family 

Posted: 09/24/2018
Mally Mally

Mally Bear!!!  Mally is doing good.  She loves her momma, maybe a little too much , walks and cleaning dishes!  When we got Mally the end of April she wanted nothing to do with my son or husband.  It's been a long 4 months but well worth it!  She is starting to play like a puppy, she likes my son and most days doesn't bark at my husband anymore (he gives her the dishes to clean).  Hoping one day soon she'll accept the cats We are learning little secrets to help her trust them more and as the saying goes "slow and steady wins the race".  We have the time...Mally is finally home

Posted: 09/12/2018
Nash and his new baby sister, Faye
Happy Nash Happy Nash Nash the Lion Happy Nash Nash the Bunny Nautical Nash Nash the family man

We just wanted to update you all on Nash, formerly Comanche. Nash was adopted one year ago this month and we couldn’t be happier having him in our lives. This summer he experienced 2 big changes and is adapting to both very well. In July we moved to PA to be closer to family and in August he received a baby sister named Faye!  We look forward to watching their bond continue to grow :)


Hannah and Mike Pothering

Posted: 06/09/2018

We’ve had Loudon for almost 2 years now. He has become a very obedient, loving dog. He loves camping and hiking with us. This was taken today at Bushkill Falls.

Steve and Diane Sharp

Posted: 05/03/2018

Fate has grown to be such a fabulous girl. She loves to sunbathe on her deck, play for endless hours in the snow, snuggle all day long, run races with her Momma and swim until she is forced to take a break. We couldn't imagine our lives without her. She’s perfect. 

Posted: 04/04/2018
Victor aka Conway
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Hope you enjoy some picture updates! First birthday, downtown walks, fun snow days, and cone of shame!!

He’s the best thing that ever happened to me!


Posted: 04/04/2018

We adopted Demi in the summer of 2015. It was a rough start but she has come a long way and we wouldn't trade her for the world!!!

We love her so much and couldn't imagine life without her!!

Posted: 04/01/2018
Liam (FKA Aro)
Liam (FKA Aro)

These are pics of Liam (formerly Aro) adopted as a puppy October 2nd 2010.  He has the sweetest disposition and is an amazing companion.  He loves to play with other dogs, chase balls,  devour sticks and sniff for critters.  When he settles down in the evening, I couldn't ask for a better sidekick!  Thanks, MAGSR, for this wonderful boy!  

Posted: 03/23/2018
Sadie & friend

I would like you all to know it was a great pleasure working with you. I will again adopt from MAGSR. Ms. Sadie is doing awesome and shes a perfect match for our family. Thank you Trish for suggesting her to me.  She has free roam of the house and is a very good girl. Each day is a new adventure to her. She's getting along great with my other two.  I have attached a pic of her napping next to my 14 yr old. Once again, thank you all. 

Posted: 03/21/2018
Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow!
Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow! Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow! Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow!

Maxi is getting in her best herding practice w/Geiger.  He’s still a lot faster, but he will slow down if he’s distracted by a snowflake (real or imaginary) or if he drops his ball. 

Maxi- AKA Maxine, was adopted in Dec 2013 & she will be 8 this summer.  Geiger is our resident Malinois (soon to be 9 yrs old, acts like he’s 2) 


Belinda Young