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.
Dogs with this banner are almost in their new homes so they are not currently available.
Dogs with this banner have recently found their forever homes.
These dogs need someone to foster them in a home until they are adopted –could that be you?
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.
“Bonnie and Clyde” tearing up my soggy backyard this morning.
DESCRIPTION: Abby is a sweet little firecracker of a dog. She is not big in size, but she has huge energy and spunk - and is also a bit on the high strung side of things temperamentally. We are still getting to know Abby, but so far she is settling in very nicely to her foster home and is getting along well with the resident dogs, who are older, larger, and easy going. However Abby was returned to MAGSR because there were issues between her
and a small dog in the family, and Abby can get a bit excited when she encounters smaller dogs when out on walks.
Abby is very sweet and smart, is housebroken, and has nice leash manners, but she has strong prey drive and is sensitive and can react suddenly to surprises. As such, Abby will probably do best in a home without small pets or young children. If you are looking for a sweet, vibrant, active dog in a compact package, Abby may be your girl!
UPDATE: Abby is progressing very nicely in her foster home! She is getting along splendidly with the resident dogs, including another smaller GSD mix foster that recently moved in. While Miss Abby is a “diva” who will let you know when she is feeling slighted, and can sometimes get “a little too excited” about unfamiliar dogs out in public, she has proven that she has very good social skills with dogs with whom she has been properly introduced. She attended a group training class this month, and did very well in close proximity to a number of other dogs in that structured environment, and is learning her basic training “P and Q’s” nicely. Little Miss Abigail is a terrier mix, so she is and will remain on the high energy side of things, but she is just the sweetest girl who bonds tightly to her person, and is very outgoing and happy to meet new people - and most (but probably not all) dogs too, as long as proper care is taken. If a dog like Abby sounds like a good fit for you, please ask to meet her – it’s a good bet she will bring a big smile to your face!
DESCRIPTION: Bailey came to us from shelter where she had been surrendered due to a family members allergies. It was reported that she lived with children and gets along with other dogs. She is housebroken and crate trained. While she does enjoy being petted and loved on, she prefers that you do not touch her feet. She is a sweet, loving and energetic girl who would love to be in a home with her forever family.
DESCRIPTION: Cagney landed in a shelter as a stray and no one came looking for her. She has done well with other dogs she has met and has been friendly with people she has met. She is a petite young girl who needs to gain a little weight. Training will go a long way for Cagney, as it does for all of our dogs. It is important that a bond is created between the dog and their handler/family. It helps you both learn more about each other and teaches good canine manners.
Elsa was found in the woods with a collar on that was much too small. She happily and eagerly went home with the person who found her. Every attempt was made to find her person but no one came looking for her. She is a young girl that is in need of guidance, boundaries, training, love and affection. Please give her a chance to show you that she deserves your time, patience and love.
Sex: Female Breed: GSD Age: 9 weeks Color: Black & Tan Current Size: 16.6 lbs. Potential Size: House Broken: No, I'm a puppy Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy Living With: Foster History: Owner Surrender
Good with Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Yes Other Dogs OK: Yes
Honey was surrendered with her mom because her human could no longer take care of them. As is true of all puppies, Honey is sweet, cute and cuddly. Honey will require a lot of attention, time, and patience from her new family. She has a lot to learn and will need leadership and guidance in order to become a good canine citizen. She will get into things, chew on inappropriate things, have accidents, whine, and want lots of attention and love. Honey will need proper food and vet care for the rest of her life. In return, she will smother you in puppy kisses and cuddles while entertaining you with her puppy antics. If interested in Honey, please be sure you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and commit to her for her entire life.
Nadina was dumped at a shelter after the breeders decided they were done breeding her. Well her breeding days are over, she is now ready to enjoy a life where she is cherished and loved. She is a pleasant and joyful girl who enjoys the company of other dogs, but prefers not to share her home with cats. Ask to meet this lovely lady to see if Nadina is the right fit for your family.
DESCRIPTION: Olga was living her life in a yard with no shelter, food or water. The day she was confiscated it was 27 degrees, her body temperature was low and she was very emaciated weighing only 37 lbs. The shelter workers took very good care of her while she waited to make her way into rescue. Olga now weighs 55 lbs and could use just a few more lbs. So far what we have learned about her is that she is friendly and seems quite happy. She is ready to start her life anew...could that be with your family?
Update: Olga is adjusting well in her foster home and loves having a little companionship. Olga is living with both a resident female GSD mix and 3 cats and is doing just great. Her fosters say that she's adjusting far better then they thought and her leash discipline has improved greatly already. Olga seems to be enjoying her time outside the kennel and has been nothing but a positive ball of energy. Ask to meet sweet Olga.
Sable along with her puppy Honey were surrendered due to their person moving. Sable is an absolute sweetheart. She is very friendly, greeting people with kisses and tail wags. Sable's puppy days are over, it is time for her to live a life full of love, playtime, walks and being with her people.
DESCRIPTION: Shaina is a female German Shepherd with a beautiful tri-color coat. She's great with people and gets along with other large dogs. No small dogs or cats. Shaina is a strong willed girl and will need an experienced adopter who is familiar with German Shepherds and is a strong pack leader. Training will help her learn her boundaries. Shaina has a lot of love to give and is ready to live with a family of her own.
DESCRIPTION: Sheba is what we lovingly call a pocket Shepherd due to her smaller size. Don't let her size deter you though as she has many of the wonderful qualities of a full size GSD, just in a smaller package. Sheba is confused with the changes in her life, we are giving her time to settle in and get to know her better.
DESCRIPTION: Sweet Sophie was found wandering the streets by her guardian angels. They took Sophie in hoping that her family was looking for her. They tried everything to find her family, even calling the phone number that was registered to her microchip. Sadly no one ever came for her.
Update: Sophie has found a loving forever family. Congrats Sophie and family!
Sex: Female Breed: GSD mix Age: 2years Color: Tan/Blk Current Size: 60 lbs Potential Size: House Broken: Yes Obedience Trained: needs work Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good with Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Unknown Other Dogs OK: Yes
Lisa Fitzpatrick - Silver Spring, MD (1/16/17)
Anna D Smith - King George, VA "Please use this gift where it is needed the most and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK!" (3/18/17)
Lisa Kearney - Manhattan Beach, CA "Chompers' Fund" (7/7/16)
Elizabeth Yaeger - Frederick, MD (6/18/17)
Susan Crone -
Baltimore, MD "Thank you all for your support as I ran the 40th MCM in honor of our beloved pets and family and friends who have won their battle, are fighting, or have lost their battle to cancer. I wore all their names." (6/16/17)
DESCRIPTION: Meet Stefi one of our new girls looking for her forever family and home. Walks, playtime, socializing and love will make Stefi a happy pup. Training of course will help her and her new family learn more about each other.