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And wonderful to hold,
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These dogs are special dogs who may not fit the "perfect" ideal;

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

 

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ANGEL

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Breed: GSD
Age: 4 years old
Color: Blk/tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: No
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Kennel
History: Surrender

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

 

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DESCRIPTION: Angel was surrendered to us as her former person knew that Angel deserved a better life then she could provide. Angel has lived her life for the most part outside. She was brought in during severe weather and crated. She is friendly, although somewhat shy when first meeting new people. She is good with other dogs and was fine with the neighborhood children who would visit her. Yes, it will take training and time to housebreak her but she is so worth it.

 

Bella

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Breed: GSD mix
Age: 3-4 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Owner surrender

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

 

 

 

Bella
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DESCRIPTION: Sweet Bella as saved by her guardian Angel who couldn't allow Bella to be mistreated. Bella is a sweet girl who is being fostered in a home with other large dogs and children. Bella is shy at first but warms up once she feels safe. She's been through a lot so she will need a family who can help show her not all human are bad.

Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they require a lot of attention, time and patience from their humans. They have everything to learn and they rely on you to teach them to be good canine citizens. They will get into things, chew, have accidents in the house, whine, want attention and lots of love. They require proper food and vet care for the rest of their lives. In return you will be smothered in puppy kisses and be entertained with puppy antics. We ask that you please be sure that you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and will commit to her for her entire life.

 

CARA Care

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Breed: GSD
Age: 4 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 51 lbs
Potential Size: 65-70 lbs
House Broken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

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DESCRIPTION: Sweet Cara has not had a very good life, her lack of care is obvious from her body condition and health. Cara came to us underweight, covered in feces, a wound to the tip of her ear, covered in ticks (over 30 were pulled from her), a belly full of worms and a bacterial infection of her intestines. We quickly got Cara to the vet for the care she needed, blood work was done and it was discovered that Cara is also Heartworm positive.

Well, life has quickly gotten better for Cara. She is receiving antibiotics and being wormed. We will wait to treat her for the Heartworm infection until she is healthier and has gained some much needed weight. Cara is now in a loving foster home being loved and well cared for. We have promised Cara that she will never want for anything again and will have a wonderful life. After all that Cara has endured her love for life and humans has not been dampened. She is a sweet, friendly girl who loves to be with her people getting attention.

Cassie Adopted

Adopted 6/18/15!

Breed: GSD
Age: 1.5 years old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 53lbs
Potential Size: 60lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

 

 

Cassie
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DESCRIPTION: Cassie was surrendered to us after her family could no longer provide for her. She is a smaller female with a thin frame. Because Cassie is very young, she will require daily exercise. Until now, she has not had much in the way of socialization with other dogs. But she seems to do best with confident, even keeled, low to medium energy dogs. She is a very sweet girl that just needs a chance to show all that she has to offer.

 

CHERI

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

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

 

 

 

cheri
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DESCRIPTION: Meet Cheri who is named in loving memory of Cheri Myers who passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Cheri Myers was an honorary MAGSR volunteer who spent many hours on the road with her Dad, MAGSR volunteer Bill Myers, rescuing GSD's in need. She will be deeply missed by us all.

GSD Cheri was a stray to a MD shelter with a horrible skin infection. When no one came to claim her, MAGSR took her in. Upon exam, Cheri was found to have multiple tumors, which will be removed and biopsied after her skin infection clears. Right now it is too dangerous to remove them. Cheri is a sweet girl who loves car rides, people and is housebroken.

We will update once we get to know Cheri better.

 

DAISY Adopted

Adopted 6/15/15!

Breed: GSD mix
Age: 8 weeks
Color: Black & white
Current Size: 12 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Not yet, just a baby
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

daisy
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DESCRIPTION: Sweet Daisy along with her sisters Rose and Violet were sitting in a shelter. A shelter is no place for 8 week old puppies. Thankfully our wonderful fosters agreed to take them into their care to show them what life, care and love is all about.

Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they require a lot of attention, time and patience from their humans. They have everything to learn and they rely on you to teach them to be good canine citizens. They will get into things, chew, have accidents in the house, whine, want attention and lots of love. They require proper food and vet care for the rest of their lives. In return you will be smothered in puppy kisses and be entertained with puppy antics. We ask that you please be sure that you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and will commit to her for her entire life.

 

Dolly Adopted

Adopted 6/28/15!

Sex: Female
Breed:GSD
Age: 10 month old
Color: Black & Tan 
Current Size: 71 lbs
Potential Size: 
House Broken: no
Obedience Trained: Not yet 
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

 

 

Dolly
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DESCRIPTION: Dolly was purchased from a breeder and proceeded to live outside.  When her person passed away Dolly was returned to her breeder, the breeder then dumped her at a shelter.  It is obvious that Dolly was not well socialized, she is quite shy and somewhat nervous/reluctant when meeting new people.  Dolly will need a person who will take the time to help her move forward and socialize her with new people.  Training will go a long away with helping Dolly build the confidence she needs.  Please help this sweetie know what a true family is.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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

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Breed: GSD
Age: 4 years old
Color: Black
Current Size: 105 lbs
Potential Size: 95 lbs
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

kenley
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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.

Laci Adopted

Adopted 6/19/15!

Breed: GSD
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 79
Potential Size: 75
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Living With: Kennel
History: Surrender to Shelter

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes but only with proper introduction

 

Laci
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DESCRIPTION: Laci was surrendered to the shelter after her former person reported that she did not get along with the other resident dog. We have witnessed her being reactive to other dogs and are working on socializing her. Until we have a better understanding of her socialization, she will not be placed in a home with other animals. Laci is a high drive dog and she will not be content being a couch potato 24/7. She would benefit greatly by being with someone who understands what "drive" is and how to properly channel her energy. Drive is a wonderful thing when the dog is with the right person. High drive dogs can be ultra focused when they have a job to do and these dogs are very trainable. We have included a link below which may help explain what drive is. Laci has already gone through a lot of training She's housebroken, crate trained and responds extremely well to basic obedience commands. With regards to how she is with people, Laci is an absolute sweetheart! She will play ball, gives kisses and rides excellent in a vehicle. She is a very confident dog and will be a stellar student in training class.

UPDATE: As we hoped and expected, Laci can peacefully coexist with another dog. However, the introduction must be done properly and only after rigorous activity which drains her excess energy. She has been introduced to other large dogs and this has gone very well. Yet she tends to be independent of them and only focus on her handler, not the other dog. She has yet to meet any smaller dogs. Laci needs rigorous daily exercise and this will be a requirement of her adopter. This could be running, hiking, bicycling or other activities to drain her energy. If you cannot provide this for her, please look at one of our other dogs who may be better suited for you.

http://www.germanshepherdk9.com/High_Drive_Dog_Lifestyle.html

 

Lilly

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Breed: GSD
Age: 1 year old
Color: White
Current Size: 39 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

 

 

 

 

lilly
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DESCRIPTION: Little Lilly found herself in a scary shelter hoping that someone would get her out before her time was up. Lilly is a smaller girl and looks like a puppy but it is believed that she is around 1 year old. We realize that she is not the size of a typical GSD but she is so darn cute and sweet we could not leave her behind. Lilly is a good size for someone who wants the traits of a GSD without the size. Please ask to meet our newest pocket Shepherd. She would love to meet you!

 

LUCY

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Breed: GSD
Age: 1 year old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Some
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

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

 

tia
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DESCRIPTION: Lucy is a beautiful 1 year old girl who is looking for her forever home and family. Unfortunately her former family, with their long work days, were not able to provide the daily exercise that a GSD of this age requires. Knowing that she deserved more they surrendered her so that she could have the life she deserves. Lucy is crate trained, loves playing in the water and taking baths. She enjoyed her outings to the dog park, socializing with other dogs. She is a friendly and loving girl who would fit into most families who have the time for her.

PRECIOUS

 

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Breed: GSD
Age: 6 year old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 35 lbs
Potential Size: 50 lbs
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

 

 

 

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DESCRIPTION: Our beautiful sweet Precious is in need of a home and family. She has not had the greatest of life but she is now enjoying her new found one. Precious is a petite girl with a small frame. Sadly she is underweight at only 35 lbs and needs to gain approximately 15 lbs or so. She is somewhat shy, but warms up and quickly melts your heart. Please ask to meet Precious, being in a loving home will do her a world of good.

 

ROSEAdopted

Adopted 6/18/15!

Breed: GSD mix
Age: 8 weeks
Color: Black & white
Current Size: 12 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Not yet, just a baby
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

rose
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DESCRIPTION: Sweet Rose along with her sisters Daisy and Violet were sitting in a shelter. A shelter is no place for 8 week old puppies. Thankfully our wonderful fosters agreed to take them into their care to show them what life, care and love is all about.

Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they require a lot of attention, time and patience from their humans. They have everything to learn and they rely on you to teach them to be good canine citizens. They will get into things, chew, have accidents in the house, whine, want attention and lots of love. They require proper food and vet care for the rest of their lives. In return you will be smothered in puppy kisses and be entertained with puppy antics. We ask that you please be sure that you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and will commit to her for her entire life.

Sage Adopted

Adopted 6/14/15!

Breed: GSD mix
Age: 22 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 27lbs
Potential Size: 50lbs?
House Broken: Not yet, she's just a baby
Obedience Trained: Some beginner
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter Surrender

Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, is better with larger dogs

 

 

Sage
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DESCRIPTION: Sage is your typical happy-go-lucky puppy who is learning all about the world around her. She's inquisitive, exuberant and full of kisses and tail wags. She plays rough with smaller animals and has shown some prey drive toward small wildlife.  But she gives large dogs a lot more respect. She loves to play with tennis balls, go for walks, rides wonderfully in a vehicle and will sit and give paw for treats. As of now, we don't have a strong idea what breed(s) she may be mixed with. But one thing is for certain; her adorable personality will make your heart smile!

We will continue to provide updates as we learn more about this little bundle of joy!

 

SAMMI

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Breed: GSD
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 102 lbs
Potential Size: 90 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

 

 

 

 

Sammi
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DESCRIPTION: Sammi and her MAGSR sibling Star were surrendered to us after the tragic and traumatic loss of their two humans within just a few days of each other.  Sammi is an older girl and was understandably anxious and confused upon being pulled from her lifelong home and family, but her grace, gentle demeanor, and impeccable manners in the face of her loss are a wonderful testament to the years of love and care she received from her family.   Sammi seems to take comfort from the company of her foster family both human and canine, and is beginning to form new bonds as a bolster against her loss.  Sammi can still sometimes be a little cautious meeting new people, but she is so very sweet and very well trained. She knows her basic commands, walks well on leash, and is very cordial and relaxed with her canine housemates.  And even though she is elderly and has some physical issues, she is ALWAYS ready to go, and perks up like a puppy when she sees the leash come out.  Sammi is a very special girl and every minute spent with her is a pleasure, and she deserves the very best we can give her in the time she has left.

 

 

Scarlett Adopted

Adopted 7/2/15!
Breed: GSD
Age: 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs.
Potential/Ideal Size: 70 lbs.
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Some 
Living With: Kennel
History: Surrender

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

Scarlett
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DESCRIPTION: Scarlett was surrendered to us after her family could not meet her needs. However, she was loved and well taken care of in her former home. We are still learning about her and will be proving further updates shortly. But from what we have seen, she is a very sweet, young girl that needs a little socialization and self confidence. She is inquisitive about her surroundings and once she gets to know you, she's a very nice pup. She has not been exposed to small children and until this is explored, she will not be placed in a home with them. She does have some prey drive drive toward wildlife but she loves to play ball, rides very well in a vehicle, is crate trained and housebroken. Her former family took her to doggie daycare and she was reported as being very social with other dogs, yet has the tendency to play hard. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Update: Scarlett is once again looking for her forever home after her adopters failed to heed our advice or fulfill their commitment to her. Her new family will need to attend group training sessions with her upon adopting her and her current training sessions with MAGSR volunteers have gone very well. We are confident that we will find her a loving and loyal family.

STAR

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Breed: GSD
Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Living With: Kennel
History: Owner Surrender

Good with Kids: Unknown
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, non-dominant dogs

sponsorship Sponsored By: Bennett C. Abrams - Baltimore, MD. (9/21/15)

 

 

 

 

Star
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DESCRIPTION: Star along with her fur sister Sammi were surrendered to us after tragically losing both of their humans in just a few days of each other. Star was adopted from us as a puppy, becoming a younger sister to Sammi and a much loved member of the family. While Star did live with Sammi there were some spats that took place between the girls. for this reason we are not sure at this time if Star would be good living with another dog or not. As she has just arrived into our care we will need some time to get to know her better in order to know what type of family/home would be best suited for her. Understandably so, both girls are quite confused and mourning the loss of their family. Our volunteers are helping the girls through this with lots of love and understanding.

Sugar 

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Breed: GSD
Age: 3 years old
Color: White
Current Size: 79 lbs
Potential Size: 80 lbs
House Broken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

sugar
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DESCRIPTION: Sweet Sugar, what a lovely girl. She is friendly with everyone she meets, people and other dogs. She is laid back and easy going. She walks very nicely on a leash, quite east to handle. It is obvious that she is still confused as to why her previous family dumped her at shelter. She is now in a loving foster home settling in nicely.


TIA Adopted

Adopted 6/21/15!

Breed: GSD
Age: 1 year old
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size:
Potential Size:
House Broken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Kennel
History: Shelter

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

 

Tia
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DESCRIPTION: Tia is a young friendly 1 year old girl who has never had any structure or guidance in her life. Tia has never been taught that using her mouth to get attention is not acceptable, nor is snatching treats and toys. This can all be addressed with training, consistency, setting boundaries, rules and following through with unwanted behaviors. For these reasons it would be best if Tia did not go to a home with young children. With proper guidance and training Tia will make a wonderful and loyal companion. Please ask to meet Tia.

VIOLET

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Breed: GSD mix
Age: 8 weeks
Color: Black & White
Current Size: 6 lbs
Potential Size:
House Broken: Not yet, just a baby
Obedience Trained: Not yet
Living With: Foster
History: Shelter

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

 

 

violet
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DESCRIPTION: Sweet Violet along with her sisters Rose and Daisy were sitting in a shelter. A shelter is no place for 8 week old puppies. Thankfully our wonderful fosters agreed to take them into their care to show them what life, care and love is all about.

Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they require a lot of attention, time and patience from their humans. They have everything to learn and they rely on you to teach them to be good canine citizens. They will get into things, chew, have accidents in the house, whine, want attention and lots of love. They require proper food and vet care for the rest of their lives. In return you will be smothered in puppy kisses and be entertained with puppy antics. We ask that you please be sure that you have the time and patience to raise a puppy and will commit to her for her entire life.

 

 

 

 

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