Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue


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I'm beautiful to look at
And wonderful to hold,
But please don't adopt me
If you won't keep me 'til I'm old.

Good things come to those who wait.
The saying really is true.
Just give me a chance to be a good dog,
And I'll never stop loving you.

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Dogs with this banner are almost in their new homes so they are not currently available.

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Dogs with this banner have recently found their forever homes.

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These dogs need someone to foster them in a home until they are adopted – could that be you?

Kennel Life Enrichment

Kennel Life Enrichment Fund (read more)
This fund is specifically designated to our dogs that are currently living in the kennel. Many of these dogs would greatly benefit from additional socialization throughout the week. Your donation contributes to daycare or other amenities available to the kennel dogs during their stay.

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Help

These dogs require a little extra TLC in one way or another;  but are well worth the extra effort!

     Care

These dogs are special dogs who may not fit the "perfect" ideal;

but never the less, are still wonderful dogs!
Care

These dogs are not ready for adoption yet because they are still being vetted, evaluated or in transport

 

Please do Your Research...make Sure A GSD is Right for You BEFORE Applying for Adoption, Thank you!

 

Candi Care

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 6 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 25.5 lbs
Potential Size: 35-40 lbs
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained:
 Unknown
Living With: Kennel
History: Abandoned/Stray

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes


 

 

Candi
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DESCRIPTION: Candi has been on the loose for approximately 4 years after she got loose from her family.  Candi came to MAGSR after MAGSR volunteers tracked her and captured her.  Candi is understandably confused, skittish and very lucky!  Since Candi has lived on the run for so many years, she will be considered a flight risk until MAGSR volunteers have time to work with her.  Since her capture, Candi is doing well, but timid - little does she know that he is on her way, through MAGSR, to a new life.  Please check back for updates on Candi as MAGSR gets to know her over the next couple of weeks.

 

CHERI

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 8-9 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 68
Potential Size: 70
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Basic
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: No
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: No

cheri
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DESCRIPTION: It takes a special family to adopt a senior dog; it's uncertain how much time you'll have together and how much of that time will be pain-free. But the love you receive from a senior dog can be some of the most rewarding you will experience. Cheri is a senior who has had a difficult life, and is seeking a loving family to be her forever home.

Cheri was picked up as a 9 year old stray and placed in a local shelter, which contacted MAGSR to help find her a home. The veterinarian found that she was likely used as a breeding dog, and potentially dumped when she could no longer have litters of puppies. They also found that she had cancerous mammary tumors and a bad skin infection. With the help of our vet, we were able to remove the tumors, heal her infection, and she is now living in a foster home.

Since her recovery and adjustment to foster life, her personality has shown through. She loves to go for car rides and walks, finding giant sticks to carry along the way, and she absolutely loves to play ball. She can be standoffish with other dogs, especially if she doesn't know them, and thinks some cats look like tasty treats. And while she hasn't had any specific problems with children, we think she may be too protective and shepherding for a family that would often have children running about. But most of all, Cheri just wants to be near her family and have a soft place to snuggle into. If you would like to meet Cheri, please contact our Adoptions Coordinator for more information.

Dixie  

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Maybe

 

Dixie
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DESCRIPTION: Dixie and her housemate Yashi found themselves in a shelter after their beloved person tragically died in a house fire.   Dixie is a beautiful girl and certainly does not look or act 7 years young.   She of course is very confused right now with all of the changes in her life, but with time she should settle in to her new life. As the girls are new to us so we are still learning more about them.  Please watch for updates.

 

GIGI Adopted

Adopted 1/31/16!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 1 year
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 58 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, females

Gigi
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DESCRIPTION: Gigi found herself in a scary shelter waiting for someone to come along and save her. She is now safe in our care waiting for a forever family to come along. She is very friendly and should make a nice addition to most any family. Ask to meet Gigi.

UPDATE: Gigi has been settling nicely into her foster home - she is beginning to relax and show her puppy ways that she really couldn't while battling for survival as a stray.  She would be a great fit for a single person or couple who want their first pet to spoil like crazy.  Gigi has learned to play with a ball and is truly a delight to be around.  She's not the best around other dogs and would probably be best in a home without other dogs.  Gigi is such a friendly girl with people and will be a wonderful family dog for someone, and she will need someone who will understand and have patience working with her distrust and fear towards other dogs.  If Gigi sounds like a good fit for you, please ask to meet her.

GRETCHEN Adopted

Adopted 1/30/16!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 84 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes large dogs


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DESCRIPTION: Gretchen was surrendered to a shelter after being with her family for 4 years as she was not getting along with the cats or small dog. Gretchen has gone through some training and was also being trained in search and rescue. Gretchen is very friendly and loves people. She would do best in a home with no small animals as they are just too tempting. An active family that enjoys going for walks/runs, lots of playtime and mental stimulation are best suited for Gretchen. Ask to meet this beautiful girl.

Haylee

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 7 years old
Color: Brown and black
Current Size: 70 lbs.
Potential/Ideal Size: 75 lbs.
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Living With: Foster
History: Surrender

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

haylee
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DESCRIPTION: Haylee is a beautiful dog with a very friendly personality. Once she gets to know you, she will cover you with kisses (aka licks). She is happy both running around, acting goofy and relaxing. She is wonderful with children. She was raised with an Australian shepherd so she would be ok living with one other dog. She likes her chew toys too. Unfortunately, this beautiful girl was diagnosed with Addison's Disease in November. Prednisone and steroid injections have so far helped to successfully keep her healthy. She may need to continue to work on being a good walker and being socialized with other dogs.

 

KENLEY Adopted

Adopted 1/26/16!

Breed: GSD
Age: 4 years old
Color: Black
Current Size: 81 lbs
Potential Size: 80 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Some


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DESCRIPTION: Kenley is a strikingly beautiful black GSD. She is a big girl, a little overweight but nothing a diet and exercise won't help. As with all dogs Kenley will require training - this will help her learn good manners and what is expected of her. We don't know much more about her history, but our volunteers are working on getting to know her better.

UPDATE: Kenley is an amazing girl and full of life. She has lost some much needed pounds and is a currently a healthy weight. Kenley is a kennel favorite among our volunteers. She is 4 years old but don't let her age fool you. She runs and plays like a 2 year old and gives our volunteers a run for their money. She is very active, loves to run and play with her Jolly ball. She knows all her basic commands and has good leash manners. It is a known fact that black dogs stay in shelters longer and take longer to adopt. This has been the case with sweet Kenley. It is heartbreaking. She has been living in a kennel situation for some time now and would love to be back in a home with a family that can give her the love and attention that she deserves. Please ask to meet Kenley today.

UPDATE: Hello future family! I'm Kenley and I'm loving my foster home - it's much nicer than being in the kennel. Mostly because I have a couch to sleep on when my foster mom watches the TV. I get to go with my foster mom everywhere, since I'm tied to her waist! Yesterday we went on a hike with 3 other dogs! I'm not a fan of dogs but I'm getting used to being around them without getting too stressed out. I'm actually sleeping a few feet away from one right now. I love being in my crate after a hike or after my foster mom does some training with me every day. I go right to sleep when I get in there and the only noise I make is when I'm excited to see you come closer or when I wake up in the morning and it's time for breakfast. I howl softly to let you know I'm hungry in the morning and I looove food! And I love training because it means I get treats! But my foster mom cheats and cuts the treats in half because I'm on something called a "diet". I'm slowly learning how to spell too! I get so excited when someone spells b-a-l-l!! That's my favorite! Next to food, of course. The only way I'll drop the ball is when food is involved. My foster mom is working on that with me now. You should come see me sometime! I'd love to show you my ball, and my food, and go on a hike with you, and then cuddle on the couch with you when it's time to relax. My foster mom says I'm really good at something called "cuddling" and says I'm soft! Come see for yourself!  Food and balls (same thing as love right?), Kenley

Kylie  Adopted

Adopted 1/28/16!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 3 years old
Color: Blk/Tan
Current Size: 67 lbs
Potential Size: 65-70 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Work in progress
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes, Older
Good with Cats: Probably not
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 

 

Kylie
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DESCRIPTION: Kylie is a beautiful, high-energy girl.  Kylie can be mouthy when playing and will need some training, but she is precious and has a ton of potential.  If you feel you can commit to Kylie and give her the training she needs, and feel she may be a good fit in your family, please ask to meet her.

Update: Kylie is an energetic and lovable girl. Her outgoing yet incredibly friendly personality seems to win over everyone she meets. Kylie has been living in a foster home for about a week now and has surprised her foster family with all of the commands she knows. Kylie has high-ball drive and is willing to do just about anything to play. She will sit, lay down, and out on command, particularly when a ball or wubba kong is involved. In addition to knowing a few commands, Kylie is also housebroken and crate trained. It's nice to have so many basics already in place.   Currently, Kylie is living with both male and female shepherds. She greatly enjoys the presence of the other dogs and is learning the routines of the household. Although exposed to cats, Kylie shows a little too much interest and would likely not be a match for a home with cats. As a smart and loving shepherd, Kylie is looking for a household that will continue to provide her with the guidance and leadership skills a young, energetic dog needs. If Kylie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today. 
Mandolin  

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD/Malinois mix
Age: 1 Year
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 54 lbs.
Potential/Ideal Size: 60 lbs.
House Broken: yes
Obedience Trained: working on it
Living With: Foster
History: stray to shelter

Good With Kids: No
Good with Cats: unknown
Other Dogs OK: non-dominant with proper intro's.

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DESCRIPTION: Mandolin was found wandering in the bitter cold.  Being in survival mode she was difficult to catch but finally brought to safety after a month on the run.  She waited at the shelter for her family to come but that day never came.  Mandolin is now with MAGSR looking to start her life anew. 

Update: Miss Mandolin is a real gem – as beautiful, sweet, and smart a dog as you could hope to find – and so responsive and eager to please.  But like many gems she is dazzling to behold, but she is not perfect.  This little girl has  a “big” personality and abundant energy and drive, and for much of her young life she has not received the leadership and direction needed to direct all that energy appropriately.  She can be very focused and will chase a ball until the cows come home, LOVES to run along with her foster dad on his recumbent bike, and is a whip at learning new things.  She is adjusting well to her foster home, is housebroken, and is learning to get along with her canine housemates. 

But she can also be very excitable and inappropriately protective of her handler, and so will require close and constant supervision and clear rules and limits as she receives the professional training she needs to safely reach her full potential.  Miss Mandy is such a wonderful dog, so very lovable, and so much fun!  With work and guidance, she can excel at just about anything - obedience, agility, etc., but she will require an experienced and dedicated adopter, and a vocation, to truly thrive. 

Miss Mandy is sort of like a fine sports car – a real pleasure to drive, as long as you are careful and in control with a clear and safe road ahead before you tromp down on the gas pedal.  If you are experienced and would like to take the joyful intensity that is Miss Mandolin out for a test drive, please ask to meet her!

 

Roxy 

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD (d.o.b 2/22/13)
Age: 2 years 
Color: Black & Tan  
Current Size: 75 lbs
Potential Size: 75 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: kennel
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes


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DESCRIPTION: Roxy along with her friend & housemate Boomer  found themselves in a shelter after their beloved person unexpectedly passed away.   Roxy is so confused as to why she is not at home with her person.  She is a nice girl.
Please consider Roxy as your next furry family member, she would so enjoy having a family of her very own once again.

Sierra  Adopted

Adopted 1/31/16!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 
Potential Size: 
House Broken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Not yet, I'm just a puppy
Living With: Foster
History: Abandoned

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


DESCRIPTION: Sierra is a 5 month old female GSD who was abandoned.  Sierra cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses.  Sierra has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training.  Please remember that puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment, and they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things.  With  time, patience, guidance and training, Sierra will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is.  Please inquire if Sierra sounds like a good match for your family. 

 

Yashi Adopted

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Red
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Maybe

 


 

 


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DESCRIPTION: Yashi and her housemate Dixie found themselves in a shelter after their beloved person tragically died in a house fire.   Yashi can be kennel/crate reactive when people approach, but outside of her crate she has been friendly with those she met.  Yashi is not for the first time German Shepherd family, she will require an experienced person who can keep her mind exercised as well as her body.  Even though she lived with Dixie before, we are finding that right now Yashi is not doing well with other dogs.  As the girls are new to us so we are still learning more about them.  Please watch for updates.

 

 

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