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: 02/10/2019

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
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: 02/08/2019

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: 02/07/2019

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
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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
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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

Posted: 01/31/2019

We adopted Raven fka Eva on February 27, 2016. Raven came to us as a timid, broken soul. We will never know fully what she endured on her “journey” to us, but with much unconditional love she blossomed into the beautiful, playful pup she is today. She is a big part of our family and become quite the traveler. Her true loves are hiking, long walks on the beach, any type of sprinting, playing ball and squirrel watching. She channels her inner wolf at the sound of every siren and has no shame is asking for a belly rub. She sleeps like a human, guards the bathroom door and loves loves loves the snow! The first picture was taken the first day we brought her home. I truly feel as if she knew she was safe and finally where she was meant to be. ️ 

Posted: 01/30/2019

Cuz even fuzzy babys need jackets when it's 6 degrees out!!

She almost walks herself 

Mommy is my favorite, I'll tolerate the boy..but that man is only tolerable when I get to lick the eggs off his plate 

Posted: 01/30/2019

Titan is a great boy! He is the most handsome, loving, funny dog! He is a true family man. Titan enjoys both of my children, he loves playing ball and also laying around. He is now 3 years old. We have had him for 1 year and 5 months. His nickname is big Lug!

He lost his sister 9 months after we adopted him, who happened to be a rescue from MAGSR as well. She was the best :)

But we just added a new sister for him 1 week ago! He is absolutely thrilled as he loves to play!

Posted: 01/30/2019

Rocky loves his hugs in the morning and is doing well