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Bellair

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, Males Only

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DESCRIPTION:

Bellair made her way to us from a shelter where she had been surrendered, for reasons unknown.  She is new to us, so we are just getting to know her.  We know that she prefers the company of male dogs over female dogs.  She needs training, consistency and a schedule.  Without this she has no idea what her new family expects of her, it is your job to guide and teach her.  She is a pretty petite girl, which will make it easier for leash walks.

Update:

We've gotten to know Bellair a bit more since she's been with us.  What a pleasure this lady is to work with; it is apparent that she likes to work.  She seems to know so many commands but quietly tests out the handler as she works.  Once she figures out that you mean business, she handles beautifully.  Bellair is clearly food motivated and doesn't require much tension on the leash when a redirect is needed.  She corrects quickly and responds nicely when given an activity.  She loves balls, and will play fetch, then carry the ball around with her.  She has excellent behavior at the vet, she is even good about the thermometer.  She is easy to leash up, jumps into the car readily and is a very good car rider.  We're also told she's quite cuddly, could you see yourself cuddling with Bellair?


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MAGSR ID: 6115

Buzz

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 65 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Buzz came to us after his person passed away and he ended up in a shelter. He lived with 3 other dogs and enjoys the company of other dogs.  He is underweight and needs to gain about 15 lbs., nothing that good nutrition and regular meals won't fix.  He can be a little skittish when first meeting new people, but in no time at all he will be smothering  you with kisses and love.  Training and structure will help him build his confidence and teach him good manners.  He has obviously never spent time on a leash, so he is learning some leash skills. He currently has some hair loss and a skin infection that is being treated, but he doesn't take away from how handsome he is.

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MAGSR ID: 6616

Cayden

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only

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DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Update:

The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.


Update:

Cayden had a good first week in his foster home. He spent the first day in his crate observing the activities in the house; both the humans and the resident GSD. The next day he came out of his crate and started to explore his foster home. When someone is home to supervise, his crate door is open so that he can find a comfortable spot on one of the dog beds. He did well in his crate for about 3 hrs a couple of times while his foster parents were away during the day. Cayden sleeps in his crate and except for stirring a bit in the early morning hours, he has been quiet and calm all night. He hasn't had any accidents at night or in the house during the day. He goes on 3 or 4 walks each day and he seems to understand that 'outside' is where he needs to do his business. He doesn't seem to mind the noises in the house; even when the big Dyson comes out to vacuum, he went upstairs at first and came right back down and moved around the house as the vacuum came his way. Noises and people outside are of great concern right now to Cayden, which is not surprising for the GA38 dogs - he is fearful and scared of new things he's never experienced before. Cayden usually keeps calm when we encounter a person or a car going by but gets scared with noises coming from a playground nearby or several people walking close by. The resident GSD leads the way on our walks with Cayden, and he gladly follows her lead and is already getting more confident. Cayden would learn from and do best in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He walks nicely on a leash and is learning how to heel thanks to all the volunteers that walked him at the kennel. As with the prior GA38 foster his humans fostered, it will take a little time for Cayden to adjust to his new life and getting comfortable with his new surroundings. Cayden is a handsome, smart and sweet boy and deserves a much better life than he had before he came to MAGSR. Stand by for an update on this sweet boy and contact MAGSR if you're interested in meeting him. 


Update:

Cayden has been with his foster family for about two months now and he is progressing very nicely. He is much more comfortable with his routine, both inside and the outside world. He looks forward to his potty walks and a daily visit to one of the parks nearby. Cars, people, playgrounds with kids making noise and running around are not so scary anymore for him, but any sudden and unexpected sounds or movements still make him back up and he needs reassurance that it's all ok. Cayden’s almost a pro navigating city streets, waiting at intersections and proceeding with the 'heel' command. Once we're at the park, he's free to explore and sniff as the length of the long leash allows. He has been introduced to both medium and large dogs recently and he was friendly and playful. He also greeted a few smaller dogs/puppies in the neighborhood, sniffed and showed no aggression, but rather his friendly and playful side. Speaking about being playful, when Cayden sees dogs off leash running around in a park area, he will look at them and he starts jumping with joy, indicating that he would love to join them. He is also eager to meet other dogs of all sizes on a leash in the neighborhood. The GA dogs only had each other and he likely remembers running and playing with the other ogs. Cayden’s foster home doesn’t have any runners, but the short distances we were able to run with him he was happy to engage. Cayden briefly met his foster family’s 3 year old granddaughter on a walk and was curious enough to sniff her after a few minutes. When everyone is home, Cayden prefers to be in his crate with the door open; however, he is not as happy being left in the crate when we're away, so carabiner clips are used to secure the crate door, but he settles down. Cayden sleeps quietly in his crate at night with no attempt to get out. Cayden relies on the resident GSD for comfort and guidance that things are ok. Cayden needs a fur-ever home with another medium/large playful and compatible dog to show him the ropes and continue to give him confidence. Cayden and the resident GSD now interact in a playful way and he’s sweet on her, as when she’s not close to him, he lets everyone know he wants to be near her. Cayden is ready for his fur-ever home and is looking for a family that will provide him with structure, guidance, love and companionship.


Update:

Cayden is comfortable in his foster home and is used to his routine and everything that happens on a daily basis, including noises and movements. Only the unexpected still makes him startle, but he recovers quickly with reassurance. He will come and explore unknown objects and sniffs just about anything including coats, shoes and the foster parent. He will seek his crate for comfort/rest, as his safe place, but most of the time he hangs around the resident GSD sibling or he finds his comfy spot in the house. He now understands what it's like to live in a home and what dog happiness is all about. Cayden relied on the resident GSD for cues in the beginning, and he still does when unsure, but he is now more independent and has come out of his shell. He runs around the house with enthusiasm when it's time to leave the house, and he happily jumps into the car to go places. It took a little time to gain his trust, but he now seems always ready for a new adventure. He is treat motivated and his shepherd personality to please is coming out, but he still has GA moments that he will have to work on over time. He is still shy with strangers when he is approached but he will investigate a person and allow touching after a while. He has discovered squirrels and he is curious what they are doing going up the tree. Cayden's fosters are currently working with him on discovering the pleasure of playing with toys and balls. He is a young, energetic and muscular boy that needs a firm hand at the helm. He is also a lovable, sweet and playful guy and he deserves a fur-ever home with a family that can give him a chance for a better life.


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MAGSR ID: 4500

Gunner

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age: 7 months 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, big dogs only

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DESCRIPTION:

Gunner is a GSD/Belgian Malinois mix who came to us as a surrender as his human dad is ill and not able to care for him. Gunner is a young, high energy pup with lots of drive. He is not going to be a couch potato. He will require daily activity, exercising both the body and mind. Training with an experienced trainer is an absolute must. He will keep you on your toes, so you must be prepared to be one step ahead of him. He is a sponge right now, ready to soak up everything, be it good or bad. He is not well socialized with humans. Gunner has done well with his large breed foster fur-sibilings, but has not yet met any small dogs. You will need to have lots of time and a strong commitment to raising a well balanced, socialized and well mannered boy. Gunner requires someone with prior experience with high drive, high energy working line dogs.

Update:

Dear people of the Mid-Atlantic area, this is MAGSR’s lovable house-wolf, Gunner. Okay, I am not a wolf, I just play one on TV. I am actually an ENORMOUS puppy. You should see my paws, humongous. I have been living the good life with my foster family. They have middle school aged kids and two other shepherds. I really like to play with my fellow dogs and I am not happy when they play right outside my crate and I cannot join in. I don’t mind being in the crate when other people are not around. I am in there all time right now, unless I am being walked, because I am not to be trusted yet. Or so they say. Like most Belgian Malinois, I am extremely smart and quite handsome. My foster sister cannot keep her paws off of me. I will require training from an experienced trainer and a household of people who are all capable of teaching me that I am not the boss. Otherwise, I will be happy to establish myself as the boss and that does not ever go well. (You should let me order as many pizzas as I want to, though). I like my resident children and will warm up to strangers after a careful introduction. I am driven to protect the ones that I love and I will require a lot of guidance to make good choices about how to conduct myself. That is why I can only be adopted by people with experience with dogs like me and I would not be a good fit for a family where one person is committed to training me and the other person wants a couch potato. Otherwise, when my leader is away I might be tempted to turn your couch into an origami potato. I very much like walks and I went for a hike near the Gun Powder River. I REALLY wanted to jump in and swim. I love balls and I caught a bird in my mouth while it was flying by. I dropped it when I was told to; but my foster mom said that it didn’t do the bird any favors. I would definitely like to live with a family that has other dogs and birds. But maybe your birds would not like me. I am housebroken and walk nicely on a leash when someone is consistent in requiring that I do so. My biggest challenge is that nobody ever taught me not to use my mouth as a tool on people. When my foster family tries to put a leash on me, I try to grab their hands and help. I do this too when they are adjusting my collar. They don’t like this at all but I think it is a fun game. It is important for me to be crated while collars and leashes are being put on me that way if I get too excited and start with my malligator routine the door gets shut and I have to settle down. Then they try again. I have not been snappy about food or toys in my foster home and don’t seem concerned about sharing a water bowl. But that is never a promise that I wouldn’t act differently elsewhere. If you are looking for a stunningly handsome puppy who is going to be quite large and even more handsome when I grow into my ears, then you should ask to meet me. Taking me to an experienced trainer is extremely important as are setting limits and following them 100% of the time. I am a very smart boy and if you show me a loophole in your rules, I will jump through it. But if you are consistent and positive in training me, we could live our best lives together. Seriously, I’m not kidding about the pizza.


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MAGSR ID: 6824

Hamara

Hamara
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 5 months 1 week
Color: white
Current Size: puppy size
Housebroken: Puppy in training
Obedience Trained: No, I'm a puppy!
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Hamara cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Hamara has a lot to learn about going a good canine citizen and will require training. Please remember that puppies are a lot of work and require a lot of attention from their family - puppies are a ten to twelve year commitment. Puppies are full of energy and can be mischievous – they will whine, have accidents, get into things, and chew on inappropriate things. With time, patience, guidance and training, Hamara will become even more of an amazing girl than she already is. If interested and she sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!

Update:

Hamara came to MAGSR from a local shelter after she was adopted out and returned because she had a heart murmur. MAGSR immediately sent her to a cardiologist to have an Echo-cardiogram. The echo confirmed that Hamara has a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a common congenital birth defect in dogs and more so in females – german shepherds are also predisposed to PDAs. At this time, her heart is enlarged and is the size of an 80 lb dog. Hamara will have surgery to correct the defect on March 31st and is expected to make a full recovery and live a long and happy life. However, she will not be available for adoption for at least 3 weeks after her surgery (~April 21), as she will be on strict crate restriction during that time so she can fully recover, and then she can move on with the rest of her life. MAGSR will cover the cost of Hamara’s medical care to prepare her for adoption – the cost is very expensive, but Hamara is worth the cost. Donations towards her medical care would be greatly appreciated as this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs. If your family would like to meet Hamara as soon as she is available for adoption, please submit an adoption application and ask to meet her.


Update:

Hi there....It's me Hamara. Things at my foster home are going really well. I am learning to potty outside and how to sit when coming in and going out. My heart condition isn't as scary as it seems. MAGSR is a wonderful, generous rescue that is willing to help me become my best self. After surgery, I have a few weeks of complete crate rest and then I will be just like any other puppy. I get along well with the resident dogs and really want to play, especially fetch. But my foster mom says no for at least a few months. The resident children are great. I really love the 10 year old resident girl and frequently sit on her lap. As a final thought, thank you for the interest and any support you can help with. This is a huge undertaking but I'm lucky enough to have a rescue that cares this much about a life. We'll keep you updated. Sincerely, Hamara


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MAGSR ID: 6654

Khali

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Khali was taken to the shelter as a stray, her family was found but they no longer wanted her.  Their loss, as Khali will find a family that will love and care for her for her lifetime.  She obviously has had no training, she is jumpy and can be mouthy.  She has lots of energy that needs to be channeled with exercise of both her body and mind.  Training is imperative as it will teach her impulse control, manners and help build confidence.  Be prepared for lots of exercise as you spend time burning hers.  She lived in her previous home with another dog.

Khali did arrive in our care with a visible change to her elbow which is causing her foot to turn out.  Records indicate she underwent elbow surgery in 2018.  She will be seen by our vet to check if she healed properly from the surgery.

Update:

Khali was seen by a MAGSR veterinarian who noted the left front leg paw turns out laterally, but Khali presented pain free, weight bearing, with no limping, with no mobility issues. The vet reported that Khali is happy, healthy and ready to go. Khali is very sweet and thinks she’s small enough to be a lap dog. She is so happy to see her humans, loves human contact and will happily give her humans kisses. Khali wants to be her humans’ shadow. Khali was really excited with tail wags to see kids playing, but with social distancing, she hasn’t had a chance to meet them up close and personal yet. Khali has a higher energy level, as most young dogs do, and really loves to play and loves her chew toys, and understands that the toys are the only things she can chew on. Khali needs a family who is going to burn her energy by exercising and playing with her. She doesn’t much like the resident cat, so likely would do better in a home without a cat. Khali is ready for her fur-ever home – if that home could be yours, ask to meet her!


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MAGSR ID: 6861

Koa

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Beautiful Koa ended up at a shelter as a stray. Then, when no one came for her, MAGSR was contacted. Koa is a very sweet and friendly girl, and she likes everyone she meets. She loves to cuddle up in your lap, or follow you wherever you go. She enjoys the company of other dogs, always wanting to engage in play. She is young, with lots of energy and very little training, so this needs to be addressed with consistently directing her and teaching her what is expected. She will be a great a member of an active family.

Unfortunately, Koa tested heartworm positive. This could have been avoided had she been kept on monthly heartworm preventatives prior to coming to MAGSR. Koa is in the beginning stages of her heartworm treatment, which of course MAGSR will pay for her entire treatment. Treatment is expensive, but Koa is certainly worth the cost. Donations towards her treatment would be greatly appreciated, this would also help us save other dogs with medical needs. She will have to take it slow for the next few months while she undergoes treatment, so lots of rest will be in order.

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MAGSR ID: 6878

Lacy

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 107 lbs.
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

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

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DESCRIPTION:

Lacy was surrendered to us due to a baby on the way and there would be no room for Lacy.   It is obvious she was not well cared for as she came to us obese, weighing 107 lbs. and should only weigh around 70 lbs.  She also came to us with a skin infection and some fur loss, which our vet feels is caused by lack of care and poor quality food.  She is being treated for the skin infection, put on a diet, good quality food, along with exercise that she obviously did not get in her last home.  She is settling into her foster home and dealing with the changes of her new life.  She is confused with some whining, but that is expected with the changes.  She is very sweet and friendly with everyone she has met. 
 

Update:

Lacy is doing really well in her foster home. She's working on getting exercise to drop some weight so she can be more comfortable, she's being a fed a food that should help her skin and her lose weight, and her skin is clearing up some with antibiotics from MAGSR's vet. Lacy likes to go for car rides too. On her walks, she will react a little to cars on her walks, and a squirrel here and there. Lacy does great in the house and prefers she have the house and her humans all to herself so she gets all the attention. Lacy is very sweet and is waiting to meet you.


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MAGSR ID: 6840

Leona

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: White
Current Size: 68 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Leona and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:

DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Update:

The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.


Update:

Leona has classic white GSD beauty, intelligence, spunk, loyalty, confidence and athleticism. Leona’s foster parents, and their friends and neighbors, have been big fans of this charming young lady since the day she came to her foster home. Given her traumatizing background, it is remarkable that Leona quickly bonds with her person and has a strong desire for human companionship. Leona has come a long way. Leona is social and friendly. On Halloween, Leona calmly greeted over 60 children and was sweet, even when the wolfman wanted to pet her. When visiting a Christmas village, she encountered many noisy children who wanted to approach her and she was just lovely. Leona receives an A+ for gentle behavior. Leona is good with dogs - she has been super friendly with all dogs she has encountered – big, happy, tail wags. If partnered with another dog, Leona wants to be #1 - she is very committed to being #1 and the center of attention - she wants all of the human’s attention and has no problem telling her person and anyone else around who will listen all about it. In social settings, Leona has been great. She calmly navigates the busy Rehoboth boardwalk like a champ. She has proven to be a confident shopper and has enjoyed many trips to hardware stores, pet stores, outdoor holiday stores, and has no issues in a pet-friendly outdoor restaurant. She even likes the vet. She receives praise and compliments often and her foster parents are thrilled that they can take her anywhere with them. Leona is not one who lacks confidence. Leona loves the car - just open any car door and she will be jump right in. Of course, the front passenger seat is where she really wants to be, but she will settle for the back as long as she is not left behind. Leona is pretty great on a leash. She can show off a nice “heel” even when on a long line. Especially when in a familiar area, she is attentive to her person and matches her pace to a casual walk, hike, jog, run, or sprint along a bicycle – thrilled to be outside. Leona is highly intelligent, an astute observer, and a fast learner - basic commands (sit, down, come, stay, etc.) are practiced daily and she is eager to earn praise (and chicken, of course). When introduced to basic agility challenges, she demonstrated natural talent and joy in the training process. Training with Leona is fun. Leona is not perfect, but who is? Would she be fine in a fenced-in yard? Well, if you mean that fences and gates are basic agility obstacles, then Leona will gladly demonstrate how joyful and easy for her to get right over them. Leona’s adopter will need to be fully committed to keeping her safe as she is still a high flight risk. Is Leona crate trained? That’s complicated. Leona can school crate engineers with her product testing skills. A standard crate is a definite NO. Confined spaces are just not her thing. She also knows how to unclip herself (at her collar/leash junction) and standard closing mechanisms (i.e. metal carabiners) pose no challenge either. Leona has not figured out how to open a padlock yet, but she has given it serious effort. Only a few things scare Leona, but she is stronger than she looks and fast, and her person needs to stay attentive. Leona respects boundaries and rules, but as any teenage girl, she is of the mindset that rules ought to be properly tested (how else would she know that her person really means them?). Leona can be headstrong, and spunk and wit are part of her charm. Consistency with her is key. Is she cool being alone at home? That has been work-in-progress. This social butterfly really wants to be with her person and did not start as a fan of the 8-hour workday. Her foster parents have gradually increased her independent time and she has done well. Leona will be best matched with a confident person with prior GSD experience, as well as experience with adult rescues and training, who would have her as a true companion and part of their active life, and a person invested in keeping her intellectually and physically challenged. In return, she will be a charming and loyal partner, ready to roll with any adventure. She has had a tough background as one of the GA 38 cohort, but she shows such incredible potential and her confidence is wonderful. She will give good days and bad days on the journey, but with patience and support, she will dedicate her life to her adoptive family. If Leona sounds like a good fit for your family, please ask to meet her.


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MAGSR ID: 4750

Luther

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: White
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Yes
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Luther and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:

DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Update:

The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.


Update:

Luther is settling in to his experienced foster home. Luther, like the other GA38 dogs, is not well socialized with people. Luther remains very anxious about anything new in his environment. Although he is no longer scared of the resident dogs, he rarely interacts with them and is fearful of the activity. Luther feels most safe in his crate – it is his “security blanket” and prefers to spend a good bit of time in there. He allows humans to interact with and touch him, but is nervous about it. Luther has not yet felt confident enough to voluntarily approach humans to interact, but hopefully, that will come in time. Luther is considered a high flight risk dog. Luther has had some field trips to a local group training class which is helping him to work on his confidence. Luther would do best in a quiet home with a consistent routine, preferably with a high fenced yard, no children and not a lot of activity. If Luther sounds like he may be a fit for your home, ask to meet him.


Update:

Luther has settled in to his foster home. In the beginning, Luther was very scared of absolutely everything, even the other dogs in the home. Luther has made some progress now in that he watches as the resident dogs carry on and play. He has gained some trust in his foster home as he will now let her walk up to him without being too fearful. His foster mom speaks softly to him and Luther seems to respond well to that. Luther is looking for a low key and quiet home for his fur-ever home. If your home could be a good match for what Luther needs, please ask to meet him.


Update:

When Luther arrived to MAGSR, he was very shut down and always in flight mode. After a year in his foster home to decompress, he has learned to live as loved dogs should. Luther attends obedience class weekly and is coming along nicely. Luther needs a family that understands that he has anxiety issues, but focusing on obedience helps redirect and calm him. Luther is a very sweet, sensitive boy. It took over 8 months before he made a sound in his foster home. He lives with 3 resident dogs and a cat. Initially, Luther wouldn't make eye contact or show any interest in anything and would just cower in the back of his crate. Now, Luther smiles and is curious, but still cautious. Luther likes a routine and his crate is his safe place, which he needs. Luther needs a family who understands the unique challenges undersocialized dogs present. Look at Luther's gorgeous eyes and contact MAGSR if you think you would like to add him to your family.


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MAGSR ID: 4756

Mack

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 94 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Shelter

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Mack and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:

DESCRIPTION:

Big, handsome Mack is a strong boy.  He needs to learn leash manners, as a dog of his size can be difficult to handle on a leash.  Mack is such a sweet boy.  He has been very friendly with our volunteers.  He really seems to enjoy going for drives, as when he sees a vehicle door open he wants to jump in.  Mack did spend part of his life tied up on a chain, so he probably needs to learn house manners.  While at the shelter he did participate in play groups with other dogs.

Update:

Mack has been with us for a while now and we have learned a lot about him. Everyone that comes into contact with Mack at the kennel loves him and his tail wags! He can be so sweet, and everyone he meets is a friend. He loves car rides and is very quiet when traveling. Mack is very smart and is not only learning better leash manners, but is a very willing participant in learning sit, down, and place - as long as you have a toy or treat to reward his efforts. He will play fetch, and is learning to bring the toy back and drop it on command. Mack is a sweet boy, and can be such a big teddy bear, but he also needs an experienced handler who will provide structure, training and consistent handling so he can learn his place in a home environment and does not try to take over. If you think you have what it takes to offer Mack what he needs to thrive, please let us know, we'll set you up with an introduction!  


Update:

Mack has been with his foster family for a little over a week and has settled in nicely. Mack listens and sometimes he sleeps at his foster's feet. When Mack gets excited, he gets really excited. When Mack's humans head for the door, Mack runs to the door and jumps around, so he has to be calmed down before taking him out. Once Mack knows to listen, he walks nicely. Mack is very active for a four year old, and sometimes he seems more like a two year old. Mack needs a strong hand to keep him in line so that he will be a good canine citizen. Mack likes sleeping in doggy beds and is both housebroken and crate trained. Mack is becoming a dedicated dog to his foster family. If Mack sounds like he could be a good fit for your family, ask to meet him.


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MAGSR ID: 6192

Tayson

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years
Color: Sable
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Older Kids Only
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Tayson and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:

DESCRIPTION:

One of the largest puppy mill busts found hundreds of German Shepherd's living in absolute filth and in horrendous condition.  Ankle deep mud and feces mixed with urine, no adequate shelter, lacking food and clean water is how these dogs were left to live, many for years.  The urgent call was made and MAGSR knew we had to take in as many as possible.  We now have 38 dogs that have a multitude of medical needs that we are addressing, and they need to learn to trust humans.  All dogs are scared, some are shut down, but our volunteers and vets will get them on their road to recovery.  It will be awhile before these dogs are ready for adoption, so please be patient and watch for updates. 

An undertaking of this size for an all-volunteer rescue is quite a task, but one we are meeting it head on.  Many of the dogs require medical boarding so that they can receive the best possible care.  We are committed to providing everything they need, not only medically, but emotionally.  Our medical costs are going to be at an amount we have never seen before.  We need your help, the dogs need your help.  Please donate , your donation will go towards their ongoing care, medical needs, emotional needs and help them on their road to recovery and a brighter future.

Update:

The GA 38 arrived in MAGSR’s care in early/mid January 2019 and over the past two months, their transformation has been nothing short of amazing. These 38 broken souls knew nothing but a life of filth, hunger, and abuse. Their eyes were filled with the look of fear, emptiness and uncertainty. They cowered in the corners of their runs and tried to be as far away from humans as possible and MAGSR volunteers knew they had quite a challenge ahead to right the wrongs of their past prior to arriving in MAGSR's care. MAGSR volunteers stepped up & took on the challenge head on. And now, two months later, through the endless work of dedicated volunteers that have selflessly given their time, patience and love, these beautiful creatures have begun to meet us with tail wags, lean-ins as we walk with them, and most importantly, where once there was emptiness and fear in their eyes, it’s clear those memories have been replaced with hope and even a bit of curiosity. Their wounds have healed, their bellies are full and they have learned that all humans aren’t so bad. They are greeting us at the front of their kennel runs now eager for treats and walks. All of them have learned to walk on a leash and we are beginning some basic obedience with them such as "sit", "heel" and “watch me.” They are now used to being handled regularly for normal things such as baths, getting their weights taken, and taking their monthly preventatives. Best of all, volunteers are seeing their unique personalities and social side come out with other dogs. Just a few months ago, they were all fighting for the same food and water and ability to stay alive but today, many have completely let down their guard and are comfortable enough to engage in play and/or positively interact with other dogs. All  of these dogs have shown us how intelligent and resilient they are and have made significant strides in their road of rehabilitation. They are ready for the next chapter of their journey and we hope you may be part of  their story.


Update:

Tayson has been in a home for the first time in her life for a week now. She is very well behaved in her sturdy, heavy duty crate (she didn’t like the wire crates at all, and easily escaped from them). She is calm and steady in the crate, and has had no accidents in it. Crate training is the first step towards housebreaking, and Tayson seems to be crate-trained at this point. After a week, she is comfortable around her foster mom, but still nervous and fearful when others are around. She gets along well with the resident older female GSD, and seems to take comfort from having another dog nearby. Tayson is walking well on a leash, although she will pull when fearful and trying to move away from something she doesn’t understand or isn’t familiar with; most of the time, however, she is happy to walk along side her foster mom on a loose metal leash. She prefers to eat inside of her crate, especially when no one is watching. She’s had so many new experiences in her first week in a home, and has handled all of them so well and with grace. She is a kind sweet dog who wants to be with people, but is still fearful of too much stimulus and contact at one time. As Tayson gains in confidence and comfort, we are certain that she will continue to make progress, learning to trust and bond with her humans. Stay tuned for future updates of Tayson’s journey to becoming a wonderful future family member. If she sounds like a fit for your family, ask to meet her.


Update:

After a skittish first few weeks, Tayson’s progress learning how to be a dog in a house is accelerating. She is out of her crate and interacting with her foster parents for long stretches of time now. She is becoming the playful spirit we always knew existed, but was hidden for far too long by her previous unfortunate circumstances. Tayson would learn from and do best in a home with a confident dog to help show her the way forward. Tayson walks well on her leash (except for the exciting moments when deer go running away), and is now curious and interested in everything on the farm. We are starting to take trips off the farm to increase her exposure to new sights, which is both interesting and stressful for her, but necessary. She continues to be accident-free inside the house, and is very good about relieving herself outside on her walks. She is one of the sweetest fosters I have ever had, very quiet, and just incredibly great to have around. If you would like to watch this girl emerge from her shell into being a wonderful family dog, please ask to meet Tayson. She is truly ready to start bonding with you in her forever home.


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MAGSR ID: 4508

Teak

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 67 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living with: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Teak and MAGSR thank these Sponsors for their generous support:

DESCRIPTION:

Teak came to us as his prior family did not have the time for a young, energetic GSD. Unfortunately Teak has not been well socialized with people outside of his prior immediate family.  For this reason Teak is scared and skittish of new people, new places, sights and sounds.  Our volunteers are giving Teak time to settle in and get use to all that is new to him.  He will be starting a training program which will help with not only socialization, but also build his confidence.  Because of Teak's insecurities, he would learn from and do better in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He will require a GSD experienced family that will continue with his training, socialization and confidence building. He did live with older children and another dog in his prior home.

Update:

Teak has been doing great in his foster home. He has been attending local group obedience classes as well, which has helped him build his confidence. He no longer trembles with tail tucked when seeing our volunteers each weekend that he’s used to, but instead, approaches and gives some of them sniffs and kisses. Although with those he does not know as well, he is still very unsure and looks to his handler for security. Teak will need a strong handler with prior breed experience who will provide much needed structure and training to help him continue building confidence and learn the right way forward. Teak loves his female GSD fur-sibling in his foster home and will be well matched with a family that has a confident dog that he can learn from and follow. Teak has been a little bit of a wild thing off leash in the house when tested in a controlled situation and wants to move from couch to couch and hit a counter or two along the way, and can also be reactive and protective when confronted with the unfamiliar when he is on his own in his crate, etc..  Teak needs boundaries and structure, and not a lot of freedom, at least until he learns the rules of how to behave in the home. Teak is definitely warming up and loves butt scratches from his handler. If Teak sounds like he may be a fit for your family, ask to meet him.


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MAGSR ID: 6078