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: 02/24/2019
Keller Keller

These are photos of Keller (FKA Cherokee, MAGSR #5809). The first picture is of her after she passed her BH in Schutzhund. A BH tests a dog's on and off leash obedience as well as their temperament.

Posted: 02/22/2019
Lager Lager Lager Lager

We rescued Lager when he was 1 year old and he has been with us for three years now.  A handsome, well trained GSD that loves attention and fetching balls above all else.  Thank you MAGSR for giving us a great family member!!!


Posted: 02/15/2019
Athena Athena Athena Athena Athena

Athena is turning 3 

-Loves playing fetch and loves running 

-Has one of the best nose that I've ever come across. I'm trying to train her how to sniff things out 

-She's completely housebroken and will let you know when she has to use the restroom

- she loves to give kisses when I come home from work.

- she enjoys eating Ice cream cone and gets overly excited when it's time to go to the park.

- she loves smiling when it comes time to take pictures 

- she enjoys playing tag with her brother and sister and is very protective toward them.

- she is the most mild mannered Shepherd that I've ever had.  

-Needless to say she's spoiled and is doing just fine. 

Posted: 02/14/2019

This is Gretchen that we adopted 2 years ago.  This beautiful Sweet shepherd has been my constant loyal companion ever since. Gretchen now lives with us in Florida at the beach.

We would encourage anyone to adopt from magsr !


Posted: 02/10/2019

Zeus is the sweetest, goofiest GSD ever!  He fits in our family well and loves to play with his canine sisters, June and Kerry.  He has completed beginning, intermediate, and tricks classes and graduated with flying colors.  This spring, he will attend advanced classes and hopefully in the future, pass the Canine Good Citizen test.  He really is a cherished member of our family.

Posted: 02/09/2019

This is Recon.  Prior to my adoption he was with you as Jeremy.

He's taken quite well to his home.  The two cats here and he are getting along well.  Well, one cat loves him, the other glares and leaves but there's no actual problems.

The biggest thing was that the primary home owner, who is generally scared of bigger dogs due to an unfortunate incident when younger has no problem at all walking, petting or playing with Recon.  He's got a great personality and my housemates have already stated that if anything were to happen to me, Recon stays here with them.

Here's a current pic of him lounging around.

Posted: 02/08/2019

Willie is living a life of "luxury" on 2 fenced acres where he can expend his energy.  If he's not running around, he's lounging with the cats. 

Posted: 02/08/2019
Tessa (Koda) in her backyard
Tessa (Koda) vacation @ the outer banks 2018 Tessa with her buddy Lester Tessa's 4th birthday Tessa's favorite place and toy

Tessa has been 3 years with us now and with lots of love and patience, she has turned from somewhat of a lost and frightened soul into a loving, loyal, adorable family member and we will never let her go :)

Posted: 02/08/2019
Merle at Christmas 2018
Merle, the first day we got him

Baby Merle was one of Mama Reese's 11 "country pups".  Look at him now, all grown up!  

Posted: 02/08/2019

Cassie Rose is living her BEST life!

The Womer Family

Posted: 02/07/2019

Chance (fka Rourke) has been a wonderful addition to our family. His favorite things are playing with his Jolly Ball, keeping our yard free of squirrels, snuggling on the couch with his kids and hanging out with his brother Henry. Chance could really not be any sweeter! We are very blessed to have found him.

Posted: 02/05/2019
Ellie Ellie Ellie Ellie Ellie Ellie Ellie

Ellie has turned into a beautiful sweet girl. When we got her she was scared of everything. Fear aggressive. We have had her for 17 months now and she is a very happy safe girl. She is super attached to her sister, Stella. As long as she is with her, her anxiety is at bay. She is very protective of me. We found out through DNA testing that she is 25% Grey Wolf. She LOVES to counter surf, but we have finally outsmarted her ;) This goofy girl is loved by everyone that knows her. She has been a perfect fit in our house J

Posted: 02/05/2019
Arlo FKA Kona

Taking over their toddlers bean bag for himself! This big boy has made himself right at home.

Posted: 02/05/2019

Kobi is a great dog!  He is our first rescue, and I will definitely rescue again.  He has been so perfect for us.  I initially wanted a young dog (puppy to a year old or so) so that we could train the way we wanted, name, etc.  BUT now after having Kobi who was either 4/5 years when we got him (you guys were unsure of his age), I would highly recommend an older dog!  We never dealt with any of the typical puppy issues, he's never gone to the bathroom in the house, he's never chewed on anything, he's so chill.  I just love him!  He's my buddy, and he makes me smile every day!  He follows me closely ALL the time.  He makes me feel safe and my boys too.  He's handsome and sweet.  And, he's a great part of our family!

Posted: 02/05/2019
Shae & Dexter
Shae & Dexter shae & Dexter Shae & Dexter Shae & Dexter

MAGSR Alums Shae and Dexter are best friends most of the time unless toys are involved. They love playing and lounging with each other. Dexter loves his couch and hogs it daily.


Posted: 02/05/2019
Schatzi Schatzi Schatzi

Schatzi enjoys helping dad with the firewood and other chores. She is very attentive to whatever we are doing. She loves playtime when it involves tearing her toys apart or playing in the snow with her friend Cooper!

Posted: 02/01/2019
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Myla (Adopted 7/22/2016) is our sweet fur baby. We spoil her like a child and we love coming home to her wagging tail, and love cuddling on the couch. Myla absolutely loves swimming in the water and rolling around in the snow. She's like going on car rides with us and never wants to be left behind! We're so glad she chose us for her furever home, and wouldn't want it any other way. 


Posted: 02/01/2019
Roxanne Roxanne

Roxanne is doing great and has adjusted well into our home. She is great with our son and our niece. She sometimes tries to chase our cats but every night they are always cuddled up together. She is best buddies with our other dog and they could play for hours. She LOVES going to the dog park and is obsessed with fetch. Roxanne and our Family are so happy to of found each other. 

Posted: 02/01/2019
Stormy Stormy Stormy Stormy Stormy

Stormy enjoys playing with his brothers and meeting new people. He is full of puppy energy and puppy antics.   He's starting training soon so he'll be an even better pup.

Posted: 02/01/2019
Then: November 2017 (A month after the adoption)
Now: December 2018 (A year plus after the adoption) Bucky loving the snow (January 2019) The Duenas Family The Duenas Family

Bucky was such a cute spotted puppy - look how he's grown up! 

Bucky is such a joy wrapped in a 90 pound body. The kids love him and he loves the girls too. He is playful yet gentle, intelligent yet naughty, restless and calm. He enjoys peanut butter and loves to play fetch. Over the summer, he loves to play in the yard especially when the sprinkler is on. And when it snows, he definitely would rather be outside having fun with his fur brother.

The Duenas Family