Section 1: About MAGSR
- What is Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue?
- Who are the people of MAGSR?
- Can I come to MAGSR and see the dogs?
- Where does MAGSR place dogs?
- I live in Connecticut. If I’m willing to come get the dog, why can’t I adopt through you?
- Where can I find information about GSD rescue in my area?
MAGSR Frequently Asked Questions
MAGSR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding homes for German Shepherd Dogs in the Mid-Atlantic area. We were formed in 1999 by a small group of dedicated volunteers. Since then, we’ve grown considerably both in size and in the number of dogs we handle.
Everyone affiliated with MAGSR is a volunteer who has set aside time and other resources to help these wonderful dogs. MAGSR has an active board of directors as well as several dozen volunteers who perform any number of jobs on behalf of the dogs and their owners. We all have careers, families, and responsibilities other than MAGSR
If only it were that simple! There is no central MAGSR location where you can come to drop off papersor visit the dogs. Our goal is to have every one of our waiting dogs in a “for now” home while they wait for a forever home. We call these foster homes. We have foster “parents” all over the Mid-Atlantic area--the dogs live in these foster homes until we can permanently place them.
Invariably, we always have more dogs than foster homes, so some dogs have to wait a short time in the kennel. But always, the vast majority are in foster care.
Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, southern Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia. Occasionally into West Virginia or other surrounding regions.
Several reasons. First, there are active rescues all over the country. While we’d love to adopt out our dogs every chance we get, it’s easier for everyone--including the dogs--if you work with the rescue close to your home.
Secondly, we require a home visit before we place any dog, but we have neither the resources nor the funds to travel far from home, especially when another rescue already services that area.
Of course, there are always exceptions. Occasionally, we will work with another rescue to place one of our dogs in their region when the adopter cannot find the dog they want locally. And every now and then, a good-hearted volunteer will travel a bit farther to place a high-needs dog once we find her a good home. But those are the exceptions.
The easiest way is to check our GSD Rescue USA page on this web site.
You can also go to your favorite search engine (such as www.google.com) and search for German Shepherd Rescue in your state.
If all else fails, feel free to contact us, and we can help point you in the right direction.