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Sweet Andy was picked up as a stray and brought to the shelter in the South where he waited patiently for someone to come for him and sadly no one did. Unfortunately, he was continuously passed by and with time running short, he needed a rescue to step in. We were pleased to be that rescue and welcomed him into the MAGSR family with the promise that we would find him a loving forever home.
Andy is as sweet as they come and wows everyone with his gentle and easy-going personality. He is friendly with both people and dogs. In many ways Andy is a blank slate who is ready to move forward with his new family. Like all dogs, Andy will benefit from training as it will not only help him integrate into his new family, but it will also help him become a good canine citizen
Unfortunately, Andy is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Andy has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Andy's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Andy is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Andy's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Andy will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished.
Andy is looking for a forever family that will commit to him for a lifetime. If your household is looking for a sweet, beautiful guy, please ask to meet him today.
Baby Girl and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Baby Girl and her siblings were part of an accidental litter. Her family loved her greatly and took good care of her and her siblings. However, as the puppies grew older, it became difficult to take care of so many dogs. Recognizing that Baby Girl and her siblings would be better able to receive the care and attention they deserved if they were rehomed, Baby Girl's owner made the difficult decision to surrender the group of siblings to MAGSR. We promised that we would find each member of the family safe and loving forever homes.
Baby Girl is a sweetheart. She was well socialized in her home with kids and other dogs. However, her family struggled to find time to socialize her in the community. As a result, Baby Girl can be a little timid with new people and in new places. Given time, patience, and guidance, Baby Girl will develop the confidence she needs outside of the household. Just like any young dog, Baby Girl will thrive with structure, routine and training. Training will help her to not only bond with her new family but also develop into the stable adult we know she is destined to be. If Baby Girl sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today.
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Bailey and her siblings were part of an accidental litter. Her family loved her greatly and took good care of her and her siblings. However, as the puppies grew older, it became difficult to take care of so many dogs. Recognizing that Bailey and her siblings would be better able to receive the care and attention they deserved if they were rehomed, Bailey's owner made the difficult decision to surrender the group of siblings to MAGSR. We promised that we would find each member of the family safe and loving forever homes.
Bailey is a sweetheart. She was well socialized in her home with kids and other dogs. However, her family struggled to find time to socialize her in the community. As a result, Bailey can be a little timid with new people and in new places. Given time, patience, and guidance, Bailey will develop the confidence she needs outside of the household. Just like any young dog, Bailey will thrive with structure, routine and training. Training will help her to not only bond with her new family but also develop into the stable adult we know she is destined to be. If Bailey sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Bailey is doing good in her foster home. She is very affectionate, housebroken and crate trained. Bailey gets along great with the other dogs in the home and has made herself quite comfortable hanging out with them, playing with toys and chewing on bones. Her foster family will continue to work with her on socialization and walking on a leash while she waits for her furever home. If you are looking for a sweetheart that loves attention and is a bundle of fun this is your little girl.
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Bentley was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Having arrived at a busy shelter, Bentley's time was limited due to space issues. Friendly with people and other dogs, Bentley needed out and fast. When asked to welcome Bentley into the MAGSR family, we didn't hesitate to say yes.
Bentley is a big, energetic guy. He enjoys the calm and consistency of an experienced handler. Benefiting from both mental and physical exercise, this Bentley will need an active household. He will be most successful in a household where he has structure, leadership, and guidance. Food motivated and very intelligent, Bentley will thrive with training. Training will not only help Bentley bond to his new family but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. If your household is looking for a big, handsome guy, please ask to meet Bentley today.
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Lovely Boo was found suffering on the side of the road by a work crew. Recognizing that this girl needed help and fast, they contacted a local rescue who quickly came to Boo's aid. Rushed immediately to the vet, it was clear that Boo was malnourished, covered in a demodex mange, and had already contracted heartworms. She was weak from all of the neglect she had endured. Although Boo immediately began receiving much needed care, it was clear that she would need to be transferred to a rescue who could continue to support Boo as she grew stronger. When asked to welcome Boo into the MAGSR family, we immediately stepped up to help her.
Although Boo has clearly endured a lot in her short life, she is an absolute sweetheart. Everyone who has met Boo has been amazed by her gentle personality. Somewhat timid with new people and situations, Boo will do best in a household that will provide her with the time, patience, and leadership to adjust to her new home. Boo is growing stronger every day. She is ready to begin looking for a forever home that will continue to show her that the world can be a kind and loving place. If Boo sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Boo is adjusting very well to living in a house. Her foster reports she is housebroken and she will let you know when she needs to go out. She also does well in the crate overnight. Since Boo is heartworm positive she needs to keep her activity level limited to leash walks and no running or jumping.
Boo, like any puppy, likes to “collect” items around the house and relocate them so it is important to give her alternate toys which she loves to play with. Her favorite toy is a yellow rope that she engages with her handler. Boo has learned to be around cats (7) as a matter of fact and mostly ignores them so she will likely do fine in a house with a cat. Boo is an incredibly sweet give who loves attention and being with her people. She would love a family to call her own. Please ask to meet Boo!
It is just a joy to be in the presence of lil’ Miss Boo! She has been through so much – found by the side of the road all banged up, a terrible skin condition, and heartworm – but she is upbeat, and so sweet and happy to be with just about anyone, all wiggly and jumpy just like you would expect of a young GSD! She is feeling and looking a lot better, her skin is healed and her coat has grown in, and her energy is growing. That makes the crate rest and exercise limitations for her heartworm a little hard on this young girl, but she is managing like a trooper. She has a LOT of personality, and she knows she’s hot stuff, so she is something of a diva and can make and little racket and rattle around if she thinks someone is not doing what she wants, but she is super smart and responds very well to consistent leadership and clear communication. She is very well crate acclimated and pretty well house broken, but she will sometimes submissive pee if she gets excited. She is also a bit mouthy, but she has improved a lot on both fronts pretty quickly. So with continued guidance and structure as she matures, she will be a very mannerly girl, but she would do best in a home with no small children. She loves her bunkmate, an older female GSD, and wants to play but she can’t yet. Boo is young, enthusiastic, and easily over-stimulated, so it’s best not to get too playful with her for now, so she can try to stay cool, calm, and collected for her HW treatment and recovery over the next couple months. But once she’s been through that, watch out for this little pistol! If you think you might be interested in Boo, better get in line soon, because she is something!
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Sweet little Boscoe was dropped off in a rural shelter. With limited options available for this little sweetheart, the shelter immediately began pleading for help. As shelters are not often safe for puppies especially, if they have not completed their puppy shots, Boscoe needed out immediately. When asked if we could help out, MAGSR was happy to step up.
Boscoe is the perfect combination of cuddles, tail wags, and unending joy. He has been living with a foster family for the last few weeks which has given him the opportunity to begin learning the ins and outs of living in a home. Living with kids and a variety of different dogs, Boscoe is benefitting greatly from regular socialization. This socialization is critical for puppies as it helps them develop into stable adult dogs. Everyone that meets this big boy is easily won over by his joyful and easy-going personality. Although Boscoe is full of wiggles and fun, please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family. Puppies are full of puppy antics, they get into things, and they will chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance, and training, Boscoe will develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to become. If Boscoe sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet him today!
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Sweet Briscoe was trapped on the streets of a busy city along with his little family. When he first arrived at the shelter, he was quiet and shut down. There was simply so much going on around him and so many new people and sounds. Staff members did notice that although Briscoe was unsure he was beyond sweet. Once given a little time to adjust, Briscoe's calm and collected personality quickly emerged. Although Briscoe's puppies quickly found homes, he was left behind waiting for his turn to find a forever home. Recognizing that Briscoe deserved a loving home of his very own, we welcomed this boy into the MAGSR family.
Both stable and affectionate, Briscoe's sweet eyes win everyone over. He has done well with people and children. It is hard not to fall for this guy. We have learned that Briscoe is heartworm positive. This condition could have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. MAGSR has begun his heartworm treatment and Briscoe is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Briscoe is clearly worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Briscoe's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Briscoe will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a stable, loving guy, please ask to meet Briscoe today.
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Camelot had a rough start in life. He was purchased to be a guard dog and kept outside. Living his life on a chain, Camelot would escape from time to time. His punishment was days in a crate outside with little to no food or water. Fortunately, a kind neighbor recognized that Camelot needed help and fast. They stepped forward to get this sweet guy to safety. Although his rescuers did everything they could to give Camelot a fresh start, these good samaritans recognized that Camelot would have his best chance at finding the perfect forever home if he were placed with a rescue. When asked if we could help Camelot move forward, we were happy to welcome him into the MAGSR family.
Camelot is a big, beautiful boy. Although he has suffered in his past, he is ready to move forward with a loving family who will always provide him with a safe home. A social guy, Camelot enjoys the company of people and other dogs. As is true of all young dogs, Camelot has good energy and would love a family to help him exercise both his body and his mind on a daily basis. Camelot loves to play ball and hopes his new family does too. He will keep you entertained with his antics. True of all shepherds, Camelot will thrive with structure, routine, and leadership. Training will be key to his success. Not only will training help Camelot bond to his new family, but it will also help him develop into a good canine citizen. If Camelot sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.
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Charming Clover was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter. Upon arrival it was highly evident to staff members that Clover was in need of help and fast. Emaciated to the point where she was struggling to walk and covered in ticks, shelter staff did what they could to make her comfortable and then began asking for help. Recognizing that Clover would need to be transferred to a vet for support and monitoring, they requested that she be moved immediately. When the call went out for help, we knew this little girl would be right at home in the MAGSR family.
Clover is clearly in pain but she remains sweet and loving. She has been moved to one of our amazing vetting partners so that we can meet her medical needs. As care has begun, we have discovered that in addition to her other medical needs Clover is also heartworm positive. This could have been avoided if she had received monthly heartworm prevention. Clover's heartworm treatment will begin as soon as she gains some much needed strength. The cost of Clover's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Clover is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Clover's treatment. Your generosity will help us save her as well as other dogs with medical needs. Clover will need to take it slow over the next few months. This will help her body heal so that she can move forward with a forever family. As we are just getting to know Clover, we will provide updates soon.Update:
Clover had bilateral FHO's (Femoral Head Ostectomy) completed on Monday, April 12th. She had some older fractures as well; however, as they had already set, the surgeon could not repair these. While under the surgeon went to spay Clover and discovered that she had a pyometra so, Clover was lucky that the decision was made to spay her while she was under.
In order to keep Clover comfortable and calm, she is receiving some good pain medication. PT exercises have begun. However, as Clover moves forward she will need extensive Physical Therapy in order to heal appropriately.
Your generosity has funded Clover's surgery but, of course, the need persists for funding to support our ongoing medical commitments. Please donate to help.
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Sometimes we all need a Christmas miracle and for Courage that miracle couldn't come soon enough. Courage was found near a vacant building with significant wounds to his paws and legs. Based upon his injuries, Courage was likely hit by or tossed from a car. In need of immediate care, he was quickly brought to a shelter for help. Shelter staff did everything they could to help Courage, but they recognized that he needed additional help from a private vet and fast. When a plea went out for help, MAGSR stepped in to grant Courage's Christmas wish.
Courage is in a significant amount of pain. However, he remains gentle and friendly. At this time, Courage is unable to bear full weight on one of his back legs and has several deep wounds on his legs and feet. These wounds look infected and are significantly impacting his ability to move easily. Fortunately, MAGSR has a phenomenal vet working with Courage already. He is getting x-rays completed, wound care, antibiotics, and pain medication. Over the next few days we will have a better idea of the full extent of Courage's medical needs. However, no matter what the prognosis MAGSR will be by his side every step of the way. Although Courage will receive all of the love and care he needs to recover, MAGSR needs help making his Christmas wish come true. Please consider donating to his care so that MAGSR can continue to help dogs like Courage this holiday season.
Courage's wounds are healing nicely and he can even walk up and down the stairs in his foster home to sleep with his foster family in their bedroom. In his foster care he has experienced other dogs and is a NO for cats. He would prefer another dog or GSD that is playful in his forever home but he could be an only dog. He has a sweet, playful personality and loves to roll on his back for belly rubs. He likes a Kong ball but is currently restricted to having it in his crate due to being heartworm positive. He loves to be 'outside' and he is an expert sniffer like most shepherds and then some! Even though his outside time is restricted, it is evident that he will need to improve his leash walking skills. He does recognize some basic commands but will need to attend a training class and then practice his newly learned skills. Courage seems to be familiar with noises, activities and rules of living in a house. He has not had any accidents in the house and sleeps fairly quiet at night except for changing his sleep position. He loves to be with his people and would love to be your lap or couch dog if allowed. Courage is a handsome boy with a great personality and should fit in with most families with older children.Update:
Courage is making progress in his foster home and has come a long way since he joined his foster family. He is calm and relaxed in the house most of the day except at meal times when he gets very excited and will talk up a storm but will be calmer when kept close by on the leash. He is quiet in his crate at night and while on crate rest due to his heartworm treatment or when the fosters leave the house. He is also very calm and happy looking out the storm doors to observe dogs, people and other activities.
When he first arrived at his foster home he started mouthing when being leashed up, getting belly or head rubs and also exercising his leg during rehab. He is starting to understand that this behavior is not acceptable and has been much better not mouthing. His mouthing doesn't seem aggressive at all but more of a reaction of being handled by someone and him protesting as he most likely never had any training and got away with this kind of behavior. He is now much better and not mouthing when getting leashed, routine exercises and handling.
He is a Thief extraordinaire and he will grab anything available and will snatch a napkin or paper towel right out of your hand or off the counter. And he is an expert counter surfer; nothing is safe within reach if you leave him unattended for just a moment and that's about 5 seconds. He needs to be in the crate at any time you leave the room just to step outside and his antics make us laugh at how creative he can be snatching up the desired object but which he will quickly drop or ignore when given proper motivation.
He picks up random tennis balls left behind by other dogs when outside and he would probably love to run and retrieve them. He seems to remember to run free and play with a ball as he stares at the dogs in the neighborhood chasing the ball. There is a fun personality waiting to come out once he is allowed to engage in normal day to day activities again. And he has those sunshine brown eyes that are most expressive looking at you and are hard to resist.
Courage will be a great dog for the right family and he is ready for his furever family. He has almost recovered from his knee surgery and he is now going through his heartworm treatment with optimism towards his full recovery. He is used to his limited, short outings to do his business and he would rather chase squirrels and visit with the other dogs. Courage is looking forward to playing at full speed over time once all of his treatments are completed. He is keeping busy chewing on nyla bones and an occasional other chew. He is currently on house and crate rest and he is on limited training in the house to keep his mind engaged. He knows NO, SIT, COME, and we are working on DOWN, STAY and PLACE. Stay and place are something he will have to work on with his new family but he is very food and treat motivated so this will be helpful training him once he can fully engage in activities.. As all shepherds, this gorgeous, fun loving lad will need structure, patience and training with his new family and please ask to meet this handsome young boy... and yes, he is a BOY!
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Lovely Crimson was a stray who fortunately got picked up by a good samaritan and brought to a shelter. Once there, she waited patiently for a family of her very own. Unfortunately, no one came for Crimson. When contacted by another rescue to bring Crimson in, MAGSR stepped up.
Crimson is a beautiful and intelligent girl. She gains confidence from a calm and stable handler. Crimson, like all dogs, will benefit greatly from training as it will help her develop into a good canine citizen. At the same time training will also help Crimson bond to her new family. As Crimson is new to the rescue, we are still getting to know her. Please stay tuned for more updates.Update:
Lovely Crimson arrived in MAGSR’s care with some medical concerns that warranted immediate support. Unsure what was causing continuous gastro-intestinal issues, MAGSR was fortunate to have Crimson's primary vet and internal medicine specialist collaborate to determine best practices to meet her specific medical needs. This process has taken several months as Crimson's amazing team worked through options, medications, dietary changes, and procedures.
It has been determined that Crimson has megacolon, which can be best described as chronic constipation. As her colon is unable to efficiently remove the waste from her body, Crimson suffers from involuntary bowel movements. This can be uncomfortable as Crimson's bowel movements are directly linked to when her colon is overfull which forces the excess waste to overflow in order to release the pressure on her colon. If not kept clean, Crimson's back-end can become inflamed. Although she is able to produce some formed stool, Crimson does have residual leakage. She does have full control over her bladder and is able to wait to urinate until outside. In order to provide Crimson with some relief, she is on a prescription food with medication that is administered three times a day. Although this has reduced her symptoms a bit, unfortunately, this is not a cure all for Crimson's condition.
Looking for all possible solutions for this sweet girl, MAGSR began working with surgical specialists to see if Crimson was a potential candidate. The hope was to provide her with a surgical option that would bypass her colon. Unfortunately, after meeting with specialists, they determined that due to the loss of muscle control in her backend a surgical option would not be successful. Crimson will always be a dog with medical needs.
Crimson is looking for a very special forever family. This exceptional household will need to administer Crimson's medication three times a day, provide daily cleaning of her back-end for sanitary purposes, and bathe her at least two times a week. Due to her specific medical needs, it is recommended that Crimson's household be carpet free or that she be contained to a few rooms that lack carpet as she is simply unable to control her bowel movements and will have accidents. Ideally, Crimson is looking for a safe and loving home that can provide her with attention, affection, and a supply of comfortable blankets to lay on that can be easily laundered.
Crimson is a happy and loving dog. Her unique condition is not painful as long as she is provided with adequate care and kept clean. This lovely lady clearly loves life and is desperate for a family to call her very own. A big fan of people, the outside, and snow, Crimson's adorable personality quickly wins over everyone around her. As she is all about being the apple of your eye, Crimson would be most successful in a household where she can be the only dog. If your household is ready to love and support this sweet girl, please ask to meet her today.
Elvis & Priscilla
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Elvis and Priscilla were abandoned by their family. Fortunately, when a good Samaritan found them, they moved quickly to get this special pair help. Elvis and Priscilla were brought to a local shelter where staff immediately began addressing their needs. Underweight, under-socialized, and lacking vetting care, shelter staff recognized that Elvis and Priscilla would need some extra support to move forward. When contacted to see if we could help this pair find their forever home together, MAGSR was happy to step up.
It is highly evident that Elvis and Priscilla have not always been treated kindly by people. They will need time to warm up to new people and situations. As is true of all shepherds, Elvis and Priscilla will thrive in a home that will provide them with structure, leadership, and patience. Fortunately, this special pair are living in an amazing foster home where they are learning that humans can be kind and gentle. This is also giving them the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of living in a household as we do not know if this is a new experience for this pair. As Elvis and Priscilla have begun to get the vetting care needed to move forward, we have learned that Elvis is heartworm positive. His entire treatment will be handled by MAGSR. Although this will mean that Elvis will need to take it slow for a little while, once his treatment is completed he will be back to full strength. As they have a special bond, Elvis and Priscilla are looking for a home with room for two. If your household sounds like the right match for this sweet pair, please ask to meet them today.Update:
Both Elvis and Priscilla are very much young and very playful. They do have basic command training (sit, stay, down, no, come). They also do their personal business as soon as you let them outside - then they like to sniff around a bit. They eat right away and do not try to eat each other's food. They take snacks gently, Elvis waits his turn but Priscilla wants to have her nose in everything so she has to be put in a stay and reminded that it isn't her turn yet. She is learning, but it will take some time. They are a work in progress on the Leash - not sure they were ever on one before. We have been working on this but it is still an experience. At night, they sleep in my room on the floor next to the bed. When I'm outside (in the front yard) they are free in the house and there have been no issues. When I picked the dogs up I was told that Priscilla would do her business in the space she slept in - since being here she has had no accidents. They let me know if they need to go out - we are working on a schedule.
They both show signs of being treated very harshly. If you raise your voice Elvis slinks away, Priscilla, cowers and acts as though she is going to be hit. We are working to change these behaviors but that will take time and earned trust. They both cower when there is a loud bang/crash and if the person has a tool in their hand. Priscilla, although scared, is still so young that her curiosity wins out and you can show her the item and she will sniff the object from all sides and be okay. Elvis will be okay once Priscilla has accepted it. When Priscilla gets really scared she hides behind or under Elvis. They are truly bonded and depend on each other for the other's strengths to their own weaknesses.
Priscilla is a real talker - never seen anything like it. She will stop if you ask her to - sometimes it does take more then once, especially if she is sassing you.
I'm currently working from home and most of the day they both spend sleeping at my feet or within sight. They love to be on camera during conference calls - but quickly return to sleeping. They just want to please you and get rubs and hugs and an occasional snack is good. They haven't shown any interest in toys or balls I would think that would change with time. Elvis and Priscilla are both beautiful and loving dogs that just want love and attention, they are waiting patiently to find a home together where they can be the apples of their owners' eye, could that be you?!
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Handsome Finnegan was picked up as a stray in June of 2020 and brought to a rural shelter. Staff members quickly fell in love with this big, goofy guy and did what they could to help him find his forever home. Although the shelter was able to handle most of Finnegan's vetting needs, they did not have the funds to address his heartworm status. Unfortunately, Finnegan was passed over for adoption for months. Due to overcrowding over the winter, Finnegan's time was running out. When asked to help Finnegan find his forever family, MAGSR immediately stepped in to help this boy move forward.
Finnegan is a playful and silly guy. He enjoys the company of his people and has no problem getting everyone around him to giggle with his antics. Finnegan is now receiving the vetting care he has needed. MAGSR has begun his heartworm treatment and Finnegan is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Finnegan is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Finnegan's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Finnegan will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a big, goofy guy, please ask to meet Finnegan today.
Harry & Diana
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Handsome Harry and his housemates, Megan and Diana, were confiscated from their owner. Although all three dogs get along with one another, it appears that Harry and Diana are closer to one another. They have relied on one another for comfort and safety and clearly enjoy the companionship of another dog. When confiscated, it was clear to animal control officers that these three were not well cared for or socialized around other people. As a result, they all require some time to adjust to new people and situations.
When provided with patience, confidence, and leadership, Harry's interactive and affectionate personality begins to shine. It is simply amazing how a dog that has gone through so much is willing to give people another chance to earn his trust. In the same circumstances, Diana becomes more interactive and begins to trust her handlers. She does best when given the opportunity to warm up slowly to new people. Having survived a difficult situation, we have been impressed with her continued attempts to trust people. With the right family, Harry and Diana will excel. As is true of all dogs, Harry and Diana will benefit from training.
We are confident that with the right family, Harry & Diana will excel. Both of them, like all dogs, will benefit from training. This will not only help him bond to their new family, but it will also help them develop into good canine citizens. If your household sounds like the right match for this incredible pair, please ask to meet them today.
After arriving in MAGSR's care, it became quite apparent to our volunteers that Harry and Diana would be best placed in a home together. These two beautiful pups have survived a life of neglect. However, they seem to find comfort and safety when together. Each of them contributes to their relationship and helps the other learn to adjust to new people and situations. Although it takes some time and patience to gain their trust, Harry and Diana are definitely food motivated. High-value treats are always welcome and seem to help when building trust. Once comfortable, Harry and Diana enjoy affection and definitely have the "shepherd lean" down pat. If your family has room for two, please consider opening your home to this special pair.
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Sweet Honey's family loved her dearly. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they were unable to continue to care for her. As a result, they made the difficult decision to surrender her to a rescue. Although this was hard to do, Honey's family knew it was in her best interest to move forward. We appreciate all that they did for Honey.
Honey lives up to her name. She is a lovely girl. Having been well socialized with people and animals, Honey gets along well with just about everyone. She has lived with dogs, cats, chickens, and ducks without issues. As a young, big, and energetic girl, Honey will need daily exercise for both her body and mind. This will help her burn her energy appropriately while also stimulating her mind. Training will be very beneficial for Honey as it will not only help her bond with her new family, but it will also help her become a good canine citizen. If Honey sounds like the right match for your family, please ask to meet her today!Update:
Honey has been living with a foster for 2 weeks now they are happy to report Honey is 100% house broken and crate trained. Honey loves to be near her humans, play with toys and chew on bones. She does not go to the bathroom on a leash so a fenced in yard would be the best fit for her, she will only go to one spot in the yard to do her business. We are working on Honey’s introduction to other dogs, we think something in her past must have happened to make her untrusting of others initially. She currently has 6 foster siblings, so she is getting a lot of practice socializing and so far her favorites are a miniature poodle and the dominant lone female GSD.
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Lovely Izzy was picked up as a stray and brought to a shelter in the south. Unfortunately, the shelter that she arrived at lacks the resources to meet the needs of many of the animals in their care. As a result, dogs with medical needs often do not receive the care and attention they need in order to move forward. When another rescue heard about Izzy's situation, they began networking her with the hope of helping this sweet senior lady find a loving forever home. Recognizing that Izzy was out of options but deserved the dignity of living out her golden years in comfort and safety, we stepped up and welcomed Izzy into the MAGSR family.
Izzy's eyes tell a story of their own. They tell the story of pain and neglect while also crying out for comfort and love. Izzy is learning to trust her people; it is evident that kind hands have not always been used with her. With patience and gentleness, Izzy slowly warms up and will ask for love and attention. She loves to slowly slink over to your lap for head scratches and love. As Izzy did not receive the medical attention she needed prior to her arrival at MAGSR, she will require additional support in order to move forward. Izzy will do best in a calm and stable household where she can remain on the first floor as Izzy's body is simply not as strong as her mind at this time. Diagnosed as heartworm positive, Izzy will need to keep her activity limited over the next few months as her body heals. Although Izzy has clearly not always experienced kindness, she remains a gentle and affectionate dog. If Izzy sounds like the right match for your household, please inquire about her today.Update:
Lovely Izzy has been spending the last month enjoying the comforts of soft beds, blankets, and snuggles. She quickly warmed up to her foster family, particularly, the littles in the household. Her sweet and gentle nature rose to the surface as soon as she realized she was safe. Easily recognizing the most comfortable places to rest in the house, Izzy is often found on a snuggly blanket or spread out on the couch. However, true to shepherd nature, when Izzy's foster family is moving about she likes to be right where they are keeping tabs on everyone. She truly is the sweetest shadow. Although Izzy has had a few vet visits over the last month to ensure that her needs are fully met, she has been patient and gentle with everyone she has encountered. With everything she has endured, Izzy's body will never be as strong as it once was. She will always be wobbly and will need some additional support when moving about. However, this enchanting lady would love a forever family that will provide her with the comfort and dignity all seniors deserve. If you are looking for a senior pup, who is a big fan of head rubs and squeaky toys, Izzy is your girl. Please consider providing her with the loving forever family that all pups deserve.
Kaito and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Kaito's family loved him dearly. However, due to a sudden change in circumstances, they were no longer able to care for him. As Kaito's family wanted him to find a safe and loving forever home, they surrendered him to a rescue.
Kaito is a big, interactive, and energetic guy. Having previously lived in a busy household with small dogs and older kids, Kaito enjoys the company of others. However, he is a big guy so he would be best suited for older children. Kaito is social and enjoys the company of other people; however, he needs time to adjust to new people. He is responsive to calm and confident handlers. Kaito's family clearly did a nice job giving him opportunities to socialize with other dogs and meet with success in new situations. Kaito, just like all GSDs, will thrive when provided with structure, leadership, and routine. Food and toy motivated, Kaito loves to learn new skills and will be a star in training class. Starting training with Kaito will help him not only bond with his new family, but it will also help him develop into the good canine citizen we know he is destined to be. Kaito is looking for a forever family that will provide him with a safe and loving forever home as well as a lot of belly rubs. Could that be with you?
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Mazie and Sadie were well-loved members of their family. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of their control, the girls' family needed to find them a new home. MAGSR was honored to step-up and provide Mazie and Sadie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls.
Mazie is a special girl. Her family welcomed her home after a breeder considered putting her down after being born with a congenital defect. Although Mazie required a little extra time and support, she was welcomed home to a family that taught her how to walk, play, and interact just like any other dog. Mazie is a little confused by all of the changes in her life. As a result, she needs a little extra time to warm up to new people. However, when provided with leadership and guidance, Mazie warms up to new people and leans in for affection.
If Mazie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today.Update:
Mazie is doing incredibly well in her foster home and has made a lot of progress. In that time we have found she does great with bath, blow dry and nail trim. Mazie is not food aggressive, nor is she food motivated but will be enticed with a high value treat such as chicken nugget. She is on a routine and happy to go outside to potty every 4 hours and does well in her crate.
She is on medication to help her with her bladder which she will have an occasional over excited dribble. When at home she likes to play with stuffed toys, balls, and chew on bully stick. The recent snow accumulations have shown her love of snow and frolicking in it. Exuberantly wants to play with other dogs, teaching/training to play easy, calm and when needed leave it. She will happily go for a car ride with you and give kisses. Mazie will howl when she hears firetrucks or sirens. She is working on sit, stay, off and with me and continued training will allow her to thrive. Ask to meet Mazie today!
Midnight and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Midnight's owner loved him dearly. When circumstances beyond his control interfered with this ability to care for Midnight, he was surrendered to a shelter. Midnight immediately won over the shelter staff with his easy-going personality. Unphased by much of what was happening around him, Midnight's stable personality with people and dogs quickly made him a favorite. Although Midnight was available for adoption through the shelter, it was felt that he would have his best chance of finding the right fit through a rescue. At this time we are still getting to know Midnight. As we get to know him better, we will post updates here. If Midnight sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.Update:
Midnight’s foster family has reported that he is very friendly, easygoing, and shows no aggression. He shows interest in other dogs, but he is currently separated from the dogs in the home because he is recovering from kennel cough). When he sees other dogs on his walk, he is curious but does not bark or growl. Midnight loves people. He LOVES snuggling and giving kisses. Midnight particularly enjoys going on walks and does well on a leash. He also likes to look out the window, chew on bones, and play with tug toys. He eats well and loves treats. He is housebroken (and has had no accidents), stays in the mudroom at night (and has not cried or barked even once!), and knows basic commands but does not always listen (especially if he is excited to go out for a walk!). Like most dogs, he could benefit from some obedience training!
If Midnight sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today.
Midnight has fully recovered from kennel cough, and he has settled in nicely with the foster family’s two German Shepherds. They have become a pack of three who go on walks together, play in the yard, and share toys. Midnight's favorite toys are bones (any and every kind!) and tug toys, but he shares nicely with the other dogs. He and our German Shepherd Vader are in constant competition for the toys, one takes the toys when the other is not looking! But no fighting or aggression at all. Midnight definitely looks up to Vader and wants to be just like him! Midnight is housebroken and sleeps in our mudroom at night without any complaining. He knows when it is bedtime and will go into the mudroom without being asked and waiting for the gate to be put up! Midnight has easily learned basic commands, such as sit. When dinner is being prepared, he waits next to his bowl without being told to do so. Midnight loves to snuggle and makes sure you know when he wants some love (he pushes his head gently into your chest and waits for hugs!). He is a very easy going dog and would fit in well with any family with little adjustment time.
Milton and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Milton and his brother, Teddy, are siblings from different litters. They were living with their parents and a few other dogs on a breeder's property. When the owner could no longer keep the dogs safe, they were surrendered to another rescue. Recognizing that both boys would likely have their best shot at finding their forever home in another region, Milton and Teddy were transferred to MAGSR.
Milton is a friendly guy. Having grown up with dogs of a variety of ages, he enjoys the company of other dogs. However, he is less comfortable around alpha males. According to his owner, Milton has grown up with children and did well with them. Although we know that Milton had an owner, we are not sure if he was kept as an inside dog or an outside dog. We do know that he did not have any vetting prior to his arrival at MAGSR. Unfortunately, Milton is heartworm positive. This diagnosis could have been avoided if he had been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Milton has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of Milton's entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Milton is more than worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Milton's treatment. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Milton will need to take it slow over the next few months, he will be back to full strength once his treatment is finished. If your household is looking for a big, beautiful guy, please ask to meet him today.
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Odetta is a survivor. She was found living on the streets of a large city protecting three fluffy puppies. Recognizing that they needed help, animal control was called to help Odetta's little family find safety. They were brought to a shelter where the staff quickly recognized that this little family would have their best chance if they were transferred to a rescue. Odetta's puppies, Benceti, Pavys, and Thorson, have found loving homes; however, Odetta has needed additional support adjusting to her new life.
An intelligent girl who is also a problem solver, Odetta thinks through situations well and loves to work her way through specialized toys for treats. Although Odetta has some clear strengths, she did not have positive socialization with people prior to her arrival at the shelter. As a result she is very fearful and uncomfortable around people. At this time she is a high flight risk and will require training, patience, and structure in order to learn that people are safe and will attend to her needs. Although our volunteers are working very hard to help Odetta adjust to her new life, this is a slow process.
When Odetta is ready for her forever home, she will be best suited for a family that has experience with fearful dogs. A quiet home without children would give Odetta the opportunity to adjust slowly. Odetta does seem comforted by other dogs and enjoys their company. Her anxiety level drops significantly when another stable dog is present. Although another dog in the home is not required, Odetta may benefit from the confidence that a second stable dog would bring.
Please watch for updates as Odetta further develops her socialization skills.
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Sweet Odin was absolutely cherished by his family. However, due to circumstances beyond his control, they needed to rehome him. It is highly apparent that he has been well loved and cared for and just needs the right household to live out his golden years.
Odin is friendly, affectionate, and playful. Having lived in a household, Odin is housebroken and crate trained. Odin also has some basic commands already in place. He knows sit, stay, come, down, paw, nose, and ok. Although Odin has some obedience training, he will need to attend training as this will help him bond with his new family. Odin enjoys the company of other dogs and has lived with a cat. Although he can handle older children, he is uncomfortable around younger children and will be most successful in a household without them. Odin is looking for a forever family that will keep his mind and body well exercised while also making sure he gets plenty of belly rubs. If Odin sounds like the right match for your household, ask to meet him today!Update:
Odin is very sweet and loves to play ball. He sits nicely for his food, waits until he is released to go outside and walks nicely on a leash. If you are looking for a well behaved older dog that still has a lot of spunk then this guy is the one.
Russia and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Sweet and sophisticated Russia was picked up by animal control in the south. Although Russia had been adopted out years earlier, it was highly evident that he had not been well cared for over the last few years. Thin, infested with fleas, and lacking basic care, this gentleman was in need of help and fast. Fortunately, the shelter began addressing his needs while they waited out his stray hold and began looking for rescue support. When no one came to claim Russia, MAGSR stepped in.
Although Russia had clearly been neglected this handsome gentleman is a loving and gentle soul. His easy-going mannerisms and affectionate attitude make him the ideal dog for many households. Russia already knows a few commands such as sit and paw. He loves to greet everyone and has no problem being the center of attention. Although Russia did have a family at one point, we do not yet know if he is housebroken or crate trained. We do know he rides in the car beautifully and is a gentleman on leash. As Russia's needs were clearly neglected, he is now getting the vetting he needs to move forward. Unfortunately, Russia did test heartworm positive. This diagnosis would have been avoided had he been provided with monthly heartworm preventatives. Russia has already begun his heartworm treatment and is doing well. The cost of his entire treatment will be covered by MAGSR. Treatment is expensive, but Russia is beyond worth the cost. Please consider donating toward Russia's treatment and care. Your generosity will help us save him and other dogs with medical needs. Although Russia will need some time to heal over the next few months, this sweet guy will be back to full strength when his treatments are completed. If your household is looking for a handsome and sophisticated gentleman, please ask to meet Russia today.Update:
Russia has been in a foster home almost a week and he is settling in and I get to see more of his sweet personality each day. First thing anyone should know about him is that he loves nothing more than human love and attention. He is a resilient boy, considering that humans in his past treated him poorly. He just wants to be a velcro dog for someone. Even though he arrived underweight and loving food, from day 1 he would leave his food bowl to find me if I left the room. He compensates for my absence by bringing mouthfuls of food to me so he can eat in the same room.
He is still skittish and cowers with fast movement or loud noise which is remnants of his past experiences that we are making progress with. Russia was placed on short term steroid and it a helping him be more comfortable/less itchy and requires more frequent trips outside for potty breaks. He has obviously been suffering for a long time and is missing fur. He is heartworm positive and MAGSR is paying for his treatment. His first week here was filled with vet visits, x-rays, a bath (quite possibly his first in a looong time), and blood draws. Through it all he has loved up on the vet and vet techs and they think he is the best dog ever. That’s huge progress for a dog scared into cowering on the floor or running away when the TV turns on. It is clear he has had very little experience with indoor life but just as we mentioned before he is resilient and adapting to the wonderful life as a beloved family member. His soulful eyes just tug at your heart, Russia is patiently waiting for that special someone to shower him with all the love and attention he deserves.
Sierra and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Lovely Sierra was picked up as a stray. When she arrived at a shelter it was highly evident that this girl had been struggling to survive. Sierra was emaciated and infested with fleas that had caused a skin infection. As shepherds often struggle in shelters, Sierra needed help and fast. Vet care was quickly provided and this little lady immediately moved into MAGSR's care. Sierra enjoys the company of people and other dogs; however, she lacks confidence which can cause her to overbond to her people. As she moves forward, Sierra will benefit greatly from training; it will not only help her bond appropriately to her new family, but it will also help her learn to take cues from the handler. She will meet with greatest success in a household that has experience with the breed. We are still getting to know Sierra. As we know more about her, we will post updates. If Sierra sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Sierra has been a foster home for a few days and has proven she is a loving and faithful companion with the people she trusts. She takes time to warm up to new people and does not like being approached but is highly food motivated and will come to you for that. Sierra is an affectionate, intelligent, loyal girl who wants nothing more than to be with her person. On the first day I received kisses and she was on her back enjoying belly rubs and all the pets! She is housebroken and sleeps quietly through the night. She does not get on furniture or chew things she should not. She loves to play tug, go for walks, indulge in a marrow bone, and get lots of attention. She is a sweet and sassy 1 yr old GSD and likes to romp around but gets overly excited and not quite sure how to play but with time that will improve. She will need time to adjust to other dogs and does ok if on leash and being monitored at this time. Sierra is incredibly intelligent and has adapted quickly to her new living situation she knows sit, down, and come. She will do best in a home with GSD experience, one that is familiar with fear reactivity, and one that will provide a structured environment. She has a proclivity to barrier reactivity and overly bonding to handler and can exhibit a negative reaction. Sierra will be attending board and train soon which will help work on her insecurities and become the amazing and obedient companion she can be. This will be a huge plus for any adopter since Sierra's training package will come with her at adoption and the adopter will follow up with the private and group lessons that are paid for by MAGSR and if there are any setbacks the adopter can go back to training free of charge for the life of the dog! Sierra continues to make progress everyday and an update will be posted upon completion of the board and train. Sierra is a diamond in the ruff and will make the perfect addition to the right family.
Howdy folks, I have completed my board and train and am ready to WOW my future family with my skillz. During training I met some cool humans who reminded me that being confident is good and that will benefit me in the long haul but being overly demanding and pushy is not the way to get what I want. I had previously fought the leash and commands but now I know through consistency, repetition, leash pressure, hand signals and verbal commands what is being asked of me. When communication is clear to me from my handler I excel. Another thing I learned while at training was that being alone is okay and that I do not need to throw myself into a tizzy when people leave me. Actually, I can be content to just chew my favorite bully stick or marrow bone in peace. I still require a crate to help make me feel safe but it's not a bad place and I know now that bad things will not happen to me. As for other dogs, I tolerate them but being the dominant dog that I am, if they do try to overstep the boundary, I react negatively. This is why I do prefer to be the only child..... I mean dog. Speaking of children I'm not sure what these creatures are but they make loud and unpredictable movements which scare me and when I'm afraid I revert back to my old habit of reacting. At my young impressionable age I was not shown kindness or socialized with people and I'm just now figuring out that these humans can be good to me. I am a snuggle bug but I will not get on furniture, I will however, lean into you and immediately roll on my back for belly rubs. I do that thing I hear the humans talk about, bonding. I'm the epitome of the velcro dog and in a home environment I just need to know the human is in charge and I can follow their lead. My intelligence, loyalty, confidence and affectionate personality are what draw humans to me but you need to know what your doing, or at least that's what I overheard the trainer humans say. I will give you my very best when clearly communicated to, I need a handler who can give me structure, time, consistency and love. When you adopt me you have the unique opportunity to complete my private training lessons and group lessons free of charge. The quote "with great power, comes great responsibility" and that is precisely what you are being given with me. Are you up to the challenge?
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Handsome Smokey was surrendered to a shelter as his family felt they could not handle him properly. Recognizing that Smokey would have his best chance if placed through a rescue, the shelter reached out to MAGSR for support. We were happy to help this sweet guy out. As a goofy, young, and energetic guy, Smokey is looking for a family that will exercise his body and his mind on a regular basis. Young dogs need opportunities to learn and grow. When provided with structure, routine, and leadership, Smokey will rise to the challenge. At this time, Smokey is still learning his manners. It is clear that he has not been given boundaries prior to his arrival. Our volunteers will be working with Smokey to develop his manners. Smokey would meet with greatest success in an experienced household that can help him move forward. If this handsome guy sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet this boy today.
Tasha and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Tasha is a survivor. After being horribly neglected, she was dumped at a vet with her two pups where the entire family was to be euthanized. Fortunately, another rescue learned of this little family's plight and was able to save them in time. Tasha's puppies were able to find families quickly. However, Tasha needed some additional care as her body had endured significant neglect.
With the help of another rescue, Tasha was nursed back to health. She received the medical care and kindness that this beautiful girl so clearly deserved. Although Tasha has experienced cruelty at the hands of people, she remains loving and attentive. She enjoys the comforts of a soft bed and head rubs. Although we are still learning about this lovely girl, she amazes us with her sweet temperament. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your household, please ask to meet her today.Update:
Tasha has made significant progress since her arrival at MAGSR. She is affectionate with her people and has learned to enjoy toys and treats. A big fan of snuggles, Tasha is more than happy to bury her head in your lap just to get some extra love. Although playful, Tasha is not a high energy dog. She enjoys play time and outings but is also content to hang out with her people. As is typical of most GSDs, once comfortable, Tasha will protect her household and property. Not all shepherds want to socialize with people outside of their immediate family. Although Tasha is a friendly girl and does well out and about, she may do best being put away when visitors come to the house. Training will go a long way with Tasha as it will teach her to look to the handler for direction and leadership. Tasha is looking for a family that will commit to her for a lifetime. If Tasha sounds like the right match for your family, ask to meet her today.
Tasha is a sweet girl who immediately wanted to be with her new foster parents. When we are in different parts of the house, she often plops downs at the vantage point allowing her to keep tabs on both of us. Of course she may just be afraid of missing a meal! But “head cuddles” are very satisfying to both parties. She is fine being crated at night as long as we leave a light on, but would probably be happier as close as possible to her people. Her walks throughout the day sometimes lets her meet new people—passing trucks and exuberant dogs, not so fun.
Walking on a lead is coming along nicely. Tasha is also still learning what she needs to know to be a polite, safe member of the household. She is low energy now, but as she gets healthier I’m sure she will find the happier, more active Tasha inside.
Tasha shows her sweet, gentle personality even in adversity, such as when she’s had a tough vet appointment. She has been a lovely roommate, and is starting to sit before being invited outside or getting her food and she comes when she is called. Tasha seems very happy to meet people, but due to heartworm restrictions on activities, we have not yet tried to socialize her with other dogs, cats, or babies. Though the heart worm treatment has meant she is to stay calm and quiet, it seems fine with her. Tasha has finished her heartworm treatment and we are getting back into walks although, keeping them short and slow for now. Tasha has not expressed any interest in toys, but she likes to keep track of her foster parents. She is easy to walk on a leash, and seems ok to be crated at night, especially now that she knows our schedule and can count on us to let her out in the morning. She’s a beautiful, darling girl.
Tasha’s fosters are thrilled that this precious girl is heartworm free! She is looking for a forever home where she can enjoy company most of the day with hugs and head-to-head snuggling. She’s a low to moderate energy GSD and is gentle in all ways. While she has not shown much interest in other dogs, her fosters continue to work on her socialization skills. She enjoys walks that give her opportunities to sniff and stroll and is not affected at all by other passing dogs. Training also continues as we all work together on basic commands.
Theo and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:
Theo was a stray who found his way to a shelter where it was very clear that he needed immediate medical attention. A portion of Theo's tail had been degloved and he required significant medical support. Recognizing that Theo's condition would require surgical intervention, the shelter staff worked with local groups to get Theo the help he needed. In order to help Theo survive, a portion of his tail was amputated. With his medical needs addressed, Theo is ready to move forward and begin his journey with a new family. Theo is a big, ball-driven boy. He is good with other dogs but prefers proper introductions. We appreciate that he thinks the use of manners is best when saying hi to new dogs and people. As is true of all shepherds, Theo will meet with success in a household where he has structure and leadership. Training will also go a long way with this handsome guy. Although we are still getting to know Theo, we will provide updates soon. If Theo sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today.
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Zane was surrendered by his family as an elderly member of the family became ill and required daily support in the home, Zane struggled with the constant in and out of strangers in his home. Recognizing that this change in situation is likely a long term, his family made the decision to surrender him to MAGSR.
Zane is an intelligent and energetic guy. He has lived previously with older children and dogs his size or larger. Having previously lived in a household, Zane knows many of the basic household rules already. Crate trained, housebroken, and knows several commands, Zane is a smart and driven guy. Although he enjoys moving sneakers about the house, Zane doesn't destroy items in the household but does enjoy rearranging them. As is true of most shepherds, Zane can be protective of his household and needs time and proper introductions to strangers when they are in his household.
When Zane entered the rescue, it was very evident that he was handshy due to abuse. This caused him to react quickly to hand movements. Recognizing that Zane would need additional support in order to move forward, MAGSR has been working with K9 Koncepts to support Zane over the last few months. During this time, Zane has benefitted from a board and train program where he has learned all of his commands and has been working to desensitize him to hand movements. Zane is best suited for a home with previous GSD experience. His new family would continue working with K9 Koncepts to learn about his training and commands. This training is already covered by MAGSR. Zane is looking for a family that will provide him with the guidance, leadership, and safety that all dogs deserve. Is your home the right fit?
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Zoose was surrendered to a shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. As is true of many shepherds in shelters, Zoose was unsure about all of the changes in his life. Recognizing that Zoose would have his best chance at finding a forever home in a rescue, he was transferred to MAGSR.
In a lot of ways Zoose is a big, goofy guy. He is interactive and playful once comfortable with his people. It is clear that his previous owner took some time to teach him a few basic commands such as sit, down and shake. As a big boy who seeks leadership, Zoose is a good match for an experienced handler who understands the breed. As he moves forward, Zoose will benefit greatly from training. This will not only help Zoose become a good canine citizen, but it will also help him bond more effectively with his new family. If you are ready to provide Zoose with the structure and routine that all dogs crave, please ask to meet him today.