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: Aspen was surrendered as the older male GSD in the home decided that he no longer wanted her there and was starting fights with her. Her family loved her very much but realized that it was not fair having to keep them separated. Aspen is now looking for a new home and family who will care for her for the rest of her life.
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.
UPDATE:Cagney has been in her foster home for a few weeks now and is settling in nicely. She loves toys and will bring them to her handler and drop them at his feet. She's been working on her social skills with her foster with dogs, cats & humans. She will need an experienced handler who will give her a structured environment. She gets along well with the other dogs in the foster home when its a toy-free environment. She's still got some work to do on her leash manners but that's because she's been working so hard on her social skills. She's improving with cats, but cannot be trusted at this time. Cagney loves people and dogs, but she's unsure about trusting them. Her foster will continue to work with her and building her trust with new people.
DESCRIPTION: Chloe is a sweet loving girl looking for a family of her very own. She enjoys car rides, walks well on a leash, enjoys playtime and being with her family. She is crate trained to sleep in her crate at night but does not like being crated when left home alone. She has been to doggy daycare and enjoyed swimming and hanging out with her fur friends. For the most part she is housebroken, but does have an occasional accident. With a regular schedule this can be corrected. At only a year old she has lots to learn and energy to burn. Please be sure you are up to the time and commitment it takes to raise a well balanced GSD.
DESCRIPTION: Emma is a young female German Shepherd mix who came to us from a high-kill shelter. She is approximately 9 months old. Emma is beyond great with kids and loves the water. She would be in heaven swimming in a lake or wading in the ocean. She is exceptionally smart and learns commands quickly. Emma loves people and really is an overall happy dog with a sweet and playful personality. She was introduced to cats while on leash and did fine, but off leash she will chase.
DESCRIPTION: Hayley is a young beautiful girl with a lot of energy. She is in need of an active family who can help direct her energy. Hikes, walks, runs, playtime and training will certainly help with dealing her energy. She is no couch potato, she will require daily activity in order to keep her engery in check. If you feel that you can provide for a high energy girl, ask to meet Hayley.
DESCRIPTION: Julia came from a shelter, she was not in the best of shape. She had a large hematoma in her ear along with an ear infection. We had the hematoma surgically removed and she is recovering well. She is a very calm and laid back girl, she would make a great family member for someone who is not looking for a high energy dog. Julia would be happy to be sitting by your side, hanging out and being loved on.
DESCRIPTION: Lissy was surrendered because her humans could no longer take care of her. As is true of all puppies, Lissy is sweet, cute and cuddly. Lissy 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. Lissy 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 Lissy, please be sure you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and commit to her for her entire life.
DESCRIPTION: Mattie was picked up as a stray so we do not have any information from her past. She has been friendly with those she meets and gets along well with other dogs. She has a medium engery level, she enjoys playtime, walks and being with her people.
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.
Update: Sable arrived to our care with what we were told was a cyst on her eye. We had her seen by a specialist and it turns out that Sable has a tumor on her eye. The tumor is in a location that makes trying to remove the tumor very risky, it also makes it very difficult to do a needle biopsy. In order to determine if the tumor is cancerous her eye will have to be removed and sent for pathology. Sable will be having her surgery shortly.
We will post an update once she has undergone surgery and the report is back.
Please keep sweet Sable in your thoughts. Please help MAGSR afford Sable's surgery and treatment. Your donations are badly needed.
Update: Little Ms. Sable tolerated her surgery well. She has some discomfort but is adjusting fairly well with her eye sight. Every day we see improvements. She will have to continue to wear the e-collar to prevent any injury to her surgery site until her stitches are removed and she is healed more. She is bumping around the house but learning as she goes. Through all of this Sable still remains very sweet and friendly. What we have learned so far is Sable is crate trained, good with other dogs and is very friendly with our resident cats. Once outside she has learned to follow her foster friends around by latching onto the back of them with her e-collar and follows behind them until she feels confident enough to venture off on her own. Ms. Sable is a easy going girl, loves everyone and will fit into any home. She doesn't seem to know any commands but we will work with her once she is feeling better. Please send healing thoughts her way.
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.
Sex: Female Breed: GSD mix Age: 2years Color: Tan/Blk Current Size: 65 lbs Potential Size: 65 lbs House Broken: Yes Obedience Trained: needs work Living With: Foster History: Shelter
Good with Kids: Yes Good with Cats: Yes, may chase 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)
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.
UPDATE:Hi, my name is Stefi (like Graf for those who remember her). I am totally cute, soft and sweet. Everyone comments on how incredibly soft I am – you won't find another dog as soft as me – and I love being petted, getting belly rubs, and generally just being with you. Within 1 minute of meeting you I will be in belly rub position. I know I don't look like a typical GSD, but it's in my heart – I am loyal, I listen and I love. I have highly expressive ears – they go all directions and even flat – and they help you understand what I am thinking. And along my back and around my neck my fur is a little 'curly'. My foster mommy thinks it charming. People comment that they think I am a puppy – I have great energy, have large paws, and sometimes act a bit goofy. But I have the great things that puppies don't: I am housebroken, I do settle and I come when called, etc. So other bits about me: I love cuddles and dog toys, I need to continue learning my leash manners, sometimes I am a bit too much when meeting other dogs but will settle into it but you'll have to help me, I am a total sweetheart and I will steal your heart. I love stretching out and laying in some interesting positions. Squirrels are fascinating to me, but I didn't show much interest in cats (though haven't been officially tested yet). I love love love kids – just check out my video on my profile. I am the gentlest dog when taking treats, easily eat my meds with my food, am a bit of an escape artist but I don't get in trouble, and I am crate trained – though would rather be out with you. Contact MAGSR and learn more about me. I'd love to meet you and find my forever home!
DESCRIPTION: Tela came to us after she was abandoned by her family. She has been cared for by a family member who was not in a position to keep her long term. In her past home she lived with cats, she also has lived with other dogs and has been around children. While living with her temporary caregiver it was noted that she loves car rides, is housebroken, she knows some basic commands and was walked on a leash. Tela's energy level is medium.