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I'm beautiful to look at
And wonderful to hold,
But please don't adopt me
If you wont 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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These dogs require a little extra TLC in one way or another;  but are well worth the extra effort!

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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!



Cinnamon 

 

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 6 years
Color: Tan with black overlay
Current Size: 70 lbs.
Potential/Ideal Size: 70
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

 

Cinnamon
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DESCRIPTION: Cinnamon was surrendered to shelter by the family who adopted her from that shelter after two years.  No explanation was given for returning her.  Cinnamon is an absolute sweetheart and is so gentle. She loves children, other dogs and passed her cat test.  Cinnamon deserves a family who will lover her for life as she will love you for the rest of hers. 

 

Cisco Adopted

 Adopted 11/30/14!

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 5-6 months
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 
Potential/Ideal Size:
House Broken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No 
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

 

Cisco
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DESCRIPTION: Look at this cutie, she is an adorable little girl looking for her forever home and family.  Puppies are full of energy, cuteness, cuddles and antics so please be sure that have the time and energy to commit to a puppy for their lifetime.

 

Francesca Adopted

 Adopted 12/12/14!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: est. 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential/Ideal Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

francesca
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DESCRIPTION: Francesca is a sweet and loving girl who was found as a stray and not in very good shape. She has been in a great foster home putting on some much needed weight and completing her treatment for heartworms. She is now completely finished with her treatments and is ready to meet potential families. Her personality is super mellow and sweet, she is very good with other dogs and loves people. Do you have room in your family for Francesca...ask to meet her.

 

Greta Adopted

Adopted 11/30/14!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 2 year
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 
Potential/Ideal Size: 
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Kennel
History: Surrender

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

 

 

Greta

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DESCRIPTION: Greta was found as a stray with one of her puppies Garbo, they were taken to a shelter then made their way to us. Greta is a very big girl, she will benefit from losing a few pounds, but will still be a very big girl. She has gotten along well with dogs that she has been properly introduced to, although we do not know how she is with small dogs. While at the shelter she did meet up with a cat with no reaction, but we do not know how she would do living in a home with cats. As she is new to us we are still learning more about her.

 

Haylee

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD mix
Age: 5 years old
Color: Brown and black
Current Size: 65 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: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

JAKOBA Adopted

Adopted 12/2/14!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 2-3 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 60 lbs.
Potential/Ideal Size: 60-65
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

jakoba
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DESCRIPTION: Jakoba ended up at a shelter and waited for her family. Sadly, no one showed up to claim her. Jakoba is a sweet girl who is looking for a family that will commit to her for life. She walks well on leash and has been friendly with everyone she has met thus far.

 

Kylene

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Sex: Female
Breed:
GSD mix
Age:
6-7 years
Color:
Blk/Tan/White
Current Size:
70 lbs.
Potential/Ideal Size:
70 lbs.
House Broken:
Yes
Obedience Trained:
Some
Living With:
Foster
History:
Shelter

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

 

 

 

Kaz & Kylene
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DESCRIPTION: Kaz, Kylene and Kyrie are siblings. All three dogs were turned into a shelter. All  are very nice dogs. Kylene is a little frightened by her new surroundings but warms up when she is with her siblings. She is learning some leash manners and enjoys walks with her brother and sister.

Update: Kaz and Kylene have been in foster together for a week and both are bonded. Kylene gains much of her confidence from Kaz and vice versa. They love each other's company. They are both pretty laid back but enjoy their evening walks. Although neither had leash manners they have improved in the short time they have been in foster. Kaz is protective of his sister and always walks on the outside of Kylene herding her in and often checking in with his handler. They enjoy car rides, marrow bones, peanut butter kongs, and Naps!!! Often they are found lying side by side or with Kylene sleeping on Kaz. We are working on basic commands and both take treats gently. They are housebroken and get along with other dogs. They are still settling into home life but check back for future updates.

Update:Kaz and Kylene now affectionately known as K2 or the Dynamic Duo have been in foster for 3 months and have proven to be the sweetest pair.  Both have pefected their leash manners and have learned their basic obedience commands.  They travel frequently with thier foster to various events and are great car ride companions.  They have been socialized in large groups of people and dogs.  They love to spot squirrels while out on walks but correct easily.  This brother and sister share a bond that is very special which is why they should to be adopted together.  They are the two most laid back dogs that enjoy being with each other and their person.  They both aim to please their handler and are affectionate, attentive, calm, and loving.  If you're looking to welcome a dog into your heart why not consider Kaz and Kylene.

Update: My foster mom says I am just a bundle of joy, I will give kisses upon first meeting you and from there after. I have a favorite toy "lamb chop" I carry everywhere with me, my foster mom calls it my "baby." I respond to mom saying "Kylene get your baby." I will play fetch but only with my "baby." I am protective of my much larger brother Kaz and a bit more vocal when meeting new dogs. I am the guardian of the door and anybody who walks by the patio knows that this is my home. I greet mom everyday without fail waiting at the patio door for her to get home. I am tail wags and wiggles when mom gets in and I always bring her my "baby" lamb chop. I will insist to be pet while foster mom is on the couch and after I sit pretty mom will give me plenty of petting. My bedtime routine involves snuggling up close to mom on the bed and I will gently lay my head on her. Once I have gotten my fill of head strokes I will sometimes roll over and curl up in a ball to sleep other times I will accompany my brother Kaz in the family room to fall asleep for the night. Foster mom says I am a faithful companion where you go I go......I would love to find a forever home to shower my "people" with love.

Update: My foster mom told me it's nearing Christmas and I'm allowed to write a list to Santa. So here it goes....

Dear Santa,k

Here is a list of the things I would like for Christmas.
1. Unlimited head rubs (boy do I love being pet)
2. 24 inch lamb chop (my lamb chop is my baby and I can never have too many of those)
3. bag of pig ears
5. some of those yummy 12 inch bully sticks
6. a person who lets me snuggle in bed or a 42 inch memory foam bed
7. and last but not least a home for the holidays preferably with my brother Kaz

Love,
Kylene

Marley

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: approx 1 year
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 54 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Learning
Living With: Foster
History: Stray/surrender

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

 

 

 

 

Marley
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DESCRIPTION: Marley is a beautiful young girl who has a heart of gold and a guardian angel who saved her life. Marley is blind and it is believed by the vet that she was born blind. She can see light.

Marley was found wandering aimlessly, very underweight at only 38 lbs, scared and dirty. Her guardian angel took her in to her care and did an amazing job with getting some needed weight on her. She lived in the home with small dogs and cats with no problem, other than not being able to see them.

Marley is now in our care living with a loving foster family. Marley deserves a family of very home, one that will properly care for her for the rest of her life. Please don't let her blindness keep you from considering Marley. Blind dogs do very well getting around once they have learned their surroundings.

 

MaZIE

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 6 years
Color: Black
Current Size: 73 lbs
Potential/Ideal Size:
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained:No
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Checking on it
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes some

 

 

 

Mazie
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DESCRIPTION: Mazie's former family had health issues that kept them from properly caring from her. Mazie has a lot of energy for her age. Her favorite pastime is playing fetch. She has not had much in the way of training or guidance so our volunteers will start working with her. It is imperative, as it is with all of our dogs, that training with a trainer continues once she is adopted. Training not only helps Mazie learn, but also helps her family learn and helps create a bond.

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NALA

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 65 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Learning
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

 

 

 

 

nala
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DESCRIPTION: Nala was surrendered to a shelter for reasons unknown. She is a beautiful, sweet and loving girl who enjoys being with her people. While she enjoys be loved on and receiving attention from her family, she also enjoys playtime, walks and exercise. Don't let her age of 4 years fool you, she has a lot of energy and will need a family who will spend time helping her burn off this energy.

 

Pixi Adopted

Adopted 12/1/14!

Sex: Female
Breed: Dutch Shepherd
Age: 9 months
Color: Brindle
Current Size:
Potential/Ideal Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes, 12 and older
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes

 

 

 

 

Pixi
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DESCRIPTION: Pixi found herself at an animal shelter. She is a sweet girl who is full of energy. Pixi loves to play ball, loves people and other dogs.  She would do best in a home that is active. If you are a runner, Pixi would make a great running partner. Her new family will need to exercise her everyday and work on her basic obedience.  She is young and eager to learn. 

 

Rachel Care

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD 
Age: Approx 1.5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 90 lbs
Potential Size: 85 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Learning
Living With: Foster
History: Surrender

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

 

 

 

Rosie
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DESCRIPTION: Rachel's former person passed away leaving Rachel with no family. MAGSR welcomed her into our family with open arms and promised her a lifetime of love and care.

Rachel is a sweet girl and it is obvious that she well cared for. She is friendly and excited to meet new people. She has not been around a lot of other dogs but those she has met she seems to be fine with. We do not know how she is with children as she has yet to be introduced to any. Rachel is looking for the comforts of a home and the love of a family, please ask to meet her.

 

Rosie Adopted

Adopted 12/20/14!

Sex: Female
Breed: GSD 
Age: 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 
Potential Size: 
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Needs training
Living With: Foster
History: Surrender to shelter

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

 

 

 

 

Rosie
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DESCRIPTION: Rosie was taken to a shelter by her previous family as she kept hopping their fence and they claim she was too hyper and did not want to deal with it.  Rosie is still just a puppy and has so much too learn and she relies on her people to teach her, she cannot teach herself what we as humans expect from her.

Rosie is extremely fearful at this time, we are working with her to help her settle in and get to know her better.

A good training program, along with daily activity and mental stimulation is what Rosie requires. ​ ​ If you have the time and are able to commit  to Rosie for the rest of her life please ask to meet her

 

SASHA

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD
Age: 6 years
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size: 42 lbs extremely under weight
Potential/Ideal Size: 60 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Surrender

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

 

 

 

sasha

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DESCRIPTION: Sasha came to us from a situation where she was not receiving the proper care or nutrition. She is very under weight but is slowly gaining weight with proper nutrition and regular meals. She is in a loving and caring foster home and has settled in nicely with the 2 resident Shepherds. She enjoys running around the yard and playing with the other dogs. She is crate trained and housebroken and has free run of the house at night without incident. She is a friendly and sweet girl with those she has met. Sasha is now ready for a family of her very own, one that will ensure that she will never go hungry again and will cherish her for her lifetime. Please ask to meet sweet Sasha.

 

Willow  

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Sex: Female
Breed: GSD 
Age: Approx 7 years
Color: Blk & Tan
Current Size: 
Potential/Ideal Size: 
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

Willow
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DESCRIPTION: Our beautiful and regal Willow was found as a stray and ended up in a shelter.  It is heartbreaking when any dog ends up in a shelter, but even more so when they are seniors.  She should be in a home with a soft comfy bed, going for leisurely walks and being loved and spoiled by a family.  While Willow is no spring chicken she does not seem to be hindered in anyway.  She walks gently on a leash, is friendly with everyone she meets and enjoys the company of other dogs.  Please don't let the fact that she is a senior get in the way of considering her for adoption.  She is past all of the puppy and young dog antics, but has so much love and joy to give. Please ask to meet Willow.

Update: Willow has been in foster for a few months. We have difficulty believing Willow is a senior dog. Willow's  energy level is more mindful of a 3-5 yr old than a senior.  She loves to go for walks, long or short & will go out as often as someone is willing to take her, but she also knows how to relax. When she runs loose in the backyard she has a very graceful pony-like gait, makes you smile, she seems to haves a strong prey drive, chasing squirrels, birds so I'm not sure how good she'd be w/cats. Willow currently lives w/2 smaller dogs & has no problem w/either one. Willow is a special girl, very gentle, loving, well behaved in the house and is house trained. Willow, despite her background as a stray. At one time in her life she must have had a very good, loving home. Willow loves people, is good with kids, she loves head rubs, back rubs, belly rubs, loving attention of all kinds. She enjoys going for rides in a car. Willow will sit in the back seat with perfect posture and has never attempted to jump in the front seat, keeps her eyes on the road.  Willow knows all her basic commands, come, heel, sit, stay, down; she must have had some training earlier in life, she is a very intelligent girl.  She loves playing with her rubber squeaky ball, just makes it squeak, doesn't tear it up, when not playing w/her squeaky ball her next favorite is her tennis ball. Willow likes playing keep away, tug of war, & chasing her ball if its rolled in the house. Willow will fetch a tennis ball, brings it back and lays it at your feet. She really would make a great companion. Willow is a special girl.  

 

 

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