non-MAGSR & Shelter Dogs Available for Adoption

The following listings show LOCAL available GSD or GSD mixes that are being surrendered by their owners or placed by their fosters. 

This page is NOT for the 'selling' of dogs.

If you have inquired about any dog listed on this page and been asked for an "adoption fee" of any kind, that is not clearly stated in the listing, please contact us immediately at web@magsr.org and let us know.  As a dog rescue organization, we advocate rescue adoptions only.  In Addition, and for the same reasons, we require that all dogs listed on this page be spayed/neutered as a condition of their adoption. 

These dogs are not part of the MAGSR program; we have not evaluated any of these dogs.  We list them here because they are special and deserve a second look - - and a second chance.  For more information on any of these dogs, please contact the listed party, not MAGSR. 

If you'd like to have your dog posted here, please follow the instructions at this link. Donations are appreciated!

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment. If you aren't prepared to work with your dog through the adjustment period and beyond, please look no further. If you wont keep your dog if you move or as your family grows, please look no further. If you aren't prepared to nurse your dog back to health if he gets ill or if she needs surgery, please look no further.

Rescue dogs have been through so much - dumped in shelters or found roaming the streets. They have been abandoned, neglected, starved and possibly physically abused. They need TIME, PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING and LOVE in order to succeed in their new homes. Sometimes it may take several months for a rescue dog to make the adjustment to your home and family. If you aren't 100% committed to making this work with your new dog, then please don't adopt. Any adopter of a rescue dog who has been through the adjustment period can tell you its worth it. No dog is perfect….just like no human is perfect. Please don't expect too much too soon from your new dog.

Color: Black
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 2 weeks
Current Size: Large
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
History: Ani's prior owner, of 5 years, was not able to take care of her and needed to find her a new home. She hasn't had the best home life, spending much of it in a crate, and then recently bouncing between a few foster homes on her way to my attention. Her current custodian is loving and taking care of her temporarily until she finds her new family.
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes, with proper introduction
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

Contact Name: Mary Domhan
Contact Email: handom77@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 631 565 9698
DESCRIPTION:

Ani is a lovely girl looking for a great new forever home.

Ani is good on the leash. She loves to play and catch and loves her toys. She tends to be "alpha" around my dog Shay and is not very calm in the house, but bear in mind this is the third household she has lived in within a short time. Also. her previous owner kept her crated in the garage all the time. She really hasn't had much time to settle in anywhere. Ani has a lot of potential to be a wonderful companion with someone who will spend a lot of time with her.

Since she has not spent much time with people or other pets, she has plenty of acclimating to do, however she is ok with kids and other pets when slowly introduced. She is still very anxious, and likes to be the alpha dog.

She has the potential to be a great and loving companion, but needs a new home with someone who will spend lots of time with her to settle her in. 

Ani is not yet spayed, but is currently scheduled for surgery. 

MAGSR ID: 1583

Color: Black, Brown, White
Gender: Female
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 6 years 6 months
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

Good With Kids: No
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Anna
Contact Email: sunshinbug@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 443-486-2470
, Contact Phone No: 240-695-8204
Babee
Babee
DESCRIPTION:

This is Babee - a big baby is what she is; loving , playful and loves to go for walks. She loves to be rubbed under her neck. When i took Babee to my home she was 8 weeks old. I lived in a big house on a farm she had lots of room to run around. I had to move into a smaller place where I am not able to keep her. I am looking for a loving, caring people or person to take care of Babee.

MAGSR ID: 182

Color: Black & Red
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 6 months
Current Size: 110 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction

Contact Name: Angela Johnson
Contact Email: angiee40s@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 240-838-9562
Hobbs
Hobbs
DESCRIPTION:

Hobbs is a very gentle, mild mannered and sweet dog, very smart and well trained. He's got 1 floppy ear. He loves to play catch. He is grandson of Yak Vom Frankengold SZ 2062225 (GER) and Lola Von Der Ramhorst SZ 2044350; the son of Hajo Vom Hylligen DN03650002 (GER) and Asha Von Batu (AKC registered). 

MAGSR ID: 189

Color: Black w/ brown & white
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 1 month
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

Contact Name: Fran Becker
Contact Email: fhoutas@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 661-400-4176
Lexi
LexiLexi
DESCRIPTION:

Lexi is a very loving and loyal dog to her adult humans. She loves to run and play in large (fenced in) spaces, and enjoys snuggling with her owners in the evening. She also makes a great hiking/running partner (on leash, only). She enjoys a good belly rub by any willing participant!

Lexi's family rescued her from a shelter when she was 1.5 years old. We were told she had shown minor aggression towards other families that had attempted adoption. We attempted various training, but she has continued to not like other animals. We decided keeping her removed from the situations would be best and she has thrived in those conditions. Now her family has grown and she showed jealousy and minor aggression towards her baby human sibling. Lexi is a big part of this family and is loved dearly, but we cannot chance her jealousy on the childeren's safety.

MAGSR ID: 1383

Color: Black & Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 2 years 9 months
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
History: Sora has been with us since she was 5 weeks old. Unfortunately we have to rehome her as she is no longer getting along with our other dogs and fights have occurred. We are hoping to find a family that would be willing to be a single dog family, although cats are ok. She is crate trained, house broken, and follows basic commands.
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: No

Contact Name: Jennifer Mt.Castle
Contact Email: link708@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 717.209.2391
Sora
SoraSora
DESCRIPTION:

Sweet lovable girl who is having issues with other dogs and must be homed in a single family home. High energy, new family must be firm yet offer rewards for a job well done.  Trained in German commands and hand commands but does understand basic English commands as well.  Crate trained, leash trained, house broken.

MAGSR ID: 933

Color: Black and Tan
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 1 year 5 months
Current Size: Medium
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

Contact Name: Shannon Stallings
Contact Email: chesapeakelc@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 443-517-7502
DESCRIPTION:

Taja is a very active pup. She does not get along with cats. She lives with two older dogs who do not have the same energy level as she does. She is NOT friendly with dogs she doesn't know. She does show aggression towards dogs she sees in her "turf". Food aggression is also an issue, even with the other dogs in a separate area from her, she still growls while eating. She is on the skinny side, she eats twice a day and her food was just changed to high protein to try to get her to gain some weight. She is three months past due on her shots. While we have been looking for a new home for Taja over the past few months, we were not letting her go to an environment that did not suit her. Due to the sudden death of my mother, who was the caretaker for my grandmother, Taja will need to be rehomed. My grandmother will be residing with us soon, and Taja has nearly knocked her down multiple times when she visits. Taja is good with my kids, however, does not like when my kid's friends come to visit. She would be best suited as the only dog in the house, without cats, and without young children. She needs a large yard to run in. We have about an acre, and she is trained on a wireless electric fence. We are not asking for a "rehoming fee", but that the next owner pay to get her caught up on shots before ownership is transferred. Multiple people have showed interest in her, but either didn't follow thru or didn't have an appropriate environment for her.

If you think you can provide a good home for our girl, please contact us. Thank you.

MAGSR ID: 1483

Color: Tan
Gender: Male
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 14 years 6 months
Current Size: 55 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Bonnie Marrs
Contact Email: CountryCutie2@msn.com
, Contact Email: BonnieJMarrs@gmail.com
Contact Phone No: 301 514 6346
Toby
Toby
DESCRIPTION:

Toby is a lovable dog who loves people.  He loves walks and loves to relax with you on the couch or in bed. 

MAGSR ID: 337

Color: Black
Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 1 month
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
History: Urika was adopted from a breeder when she was four years old. She was used for breeding other GSDs to be employed as working dogs. She has no working dog experience or training. She was put up for adoption as she was observed to be in silent heat. She was then adopted into a home as a single dog to a husband and wife with visiting grand children. The husband had recently passed away and the wife currently lives with her daughter's family, who also have dogs and cats. Urika is very aggressive toward other dogs and will chase the cats. Urika is gated into a smaller portion of the home which is not ideal for her.
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Some, with proper introduction

Contact Name: Gary
Contact Phone No: (904) 305-5718
Urika
Urika
DESCRIPTION:

Urika is a beautiful dog. Since being adopted by her current owner she has been spayed, house trained, walks on a leash, but has a high prey drive for smaller animals. She can play fetch up to the point of bringing a ball back to you but does not always let go.

She responds decent to direction, but will need clear and consistent boundaries to help her mature into her full potential. An active home with a yard would be best with older kids or teenagers (We have not seen her around toddlers). She will be aggressive towards other dogs and cats if they are near her.

Urika will be adopted ONLY to a family with no other animals or has prior experience with German Shepherds that can dedicate the time needed to socialize her.

MAGSR ID: 1570

Color: Black & Tan Brindle
Gender: Female
Breed: german-shepherd-dog-mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 10 months
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Contact Name: Carole Levy
Contact Email: clevymd@yahoo.com
Contact Phone No: 301-502-3720
Zoe
Zoe
DESCRIPTION:

Zoe isn’t a bad girl, but she’s in a situation right now that is not bringing out the best in her.  She is a Shepherd mix, maybe Dutch Shepherd in the mix.

She needs to be in a home without other dogs and ONLY with adults who are very experienced working with dominant /anxiety defensive dogs, such as dog trainers or K9 officers.   NO FIRST TIME DOG OWNERS, please.

We adopted Zoe from our local shelter when she was about 6 months old, and she had been a stray.  She has lived with our other three older dogs but no cats. She loves teenaged kids, and also loves to chase squirrels and deer, but is trained to an electronic fence.

Because of her tough beginnings, she has always had fears/anxieties and defensive behavior related to food and attention.  One of our GSDs went blind this past year from SARD, and is also mostly deaf, and this has created a big issue for Zoe, who doesn’t understand that she’s not being ignored or challenged by this dog.   Zoe now feels she has to dominate the other dogs and even the humans in our house, and despite our best efforts with different dog trainers and a behavioral vet, the best solution is to rehome her where she will not feel this anxiety and fear.

Zoe is healthy, has had a recent exam with normal blood work, is up to date on all vaccinations, receives flea/tick/heartworm meds regularly, is housetrained, walks well on leash, and knows all her obedience commands.  She is very smart and learns quickly.  She is not high energy, and is happy to lie around the house, but loves to go for walks and car rides.  She’s a great girl, but needs a better situation to be happy and have a better life.

Thanks for considering Zoe!

Please contact Hal Horenberg, Home at Last Sanctuary, 301-983-0614, if you would like to start an adoption application.

MAGSR ID: 408