Adopted MAGSR Dogs

These are the most recent MAGSR adoptions. Dogs adopted prior to 2016 can be found here.

ADOPTED 09/26/2020!

Sadie
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 1 week
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Likely
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction
DESCRIPTION:

Sadie and Mazie 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 Sadie and Mazie with a safe haven while we looked for the perfect forever for these girls. 

Sadie is a sweet girl who looks for guidance and leadership from those around her. When given calm and consistent leadership, Sadie responds positively. Sadie, similar to 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 and situations. However, when provided with guidance and support, Sadie warms up to new people and takes cues from the handler.

If Sadie sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet her today. 

 

MAGSR ID: 7407

ADOPTED 09/26/2020!

Titan
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction
DESCRIPTION:

Titan's family loved him very much. Unfortunately, they had to make the difficult decision to surrender him to a shelter when they could not find appropriate housing that would allow for a GSD. Prior to his arrival at the shelter, Titan lived with kids of varying ages. His family made sure to keep him well socialized, even bringing him to work from time to time.

Since his arrival at MAGSR, Titan has been identified as a goofball. He is energetic and playful. Titan is a ball dog. He loves to play ball and brings a lot of laughter when doing so. Titan, just like any dog, will benefit from training with his new family. This will not only help him bond with his new family but it will also help him become a good canine citizen. If Titan sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet him today.

MAGSR ID: 7531

ADOPTED 09/20/2020!

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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 78 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Altered: Yes

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

Jasper was dumped by his former owner on a country road and picked up by animal control.  When our volunteer picked him up from the shelter it was obvious he was not feeling well and not in great shape.  He immediately went into medical boarding at one of our vets offices, where he received the best care.  He had a severe respiratory and ear infection, hair loss with a skin infection and was not eating.  All needed tests were performed and treatment was started.  As time went on he was still not wanting to eat, radiographs were taken and it was found he had foreign objects in him.  He was immediately taken to surgery where a number of assorted items were removed from his stomach.

After spending 3 weeks in medical boarding Jasper was able to go home with his foster.  He is now on the mend, starting to eat on his own and finally wagging his tail some.  He still needs to put on some more weight but his foster will be sure he never misses a much needed meal.

Through all of this he has been nothing but sweet and friendly.  Jasper is now looking for his forever family, one that will treat him with care and love him for his lifetime.  He is ready to leave his past behind and looks forward to a future of living in a home, proper nutrition, walks, playtime and lots of cuddles from his humans.

Updates:

Jasper is doing great in his foster home and loves his foster parents. He is such a sweet boy who has come a long way since he came into the rescue. He went from not wanting to eat to sitting and eagerly waiting for his food. Jasper has a great appetite now and has put on some much-needed weight since his surgery. He loves everyone he meets and loves getting attention from everyone too (he’s so darn handsome and friendly, why wouldn’t anyone not want to give this boy some attention). Jasper likes his doggie beds, and if allowed, he’ll get up in the human bed too. Jasper is housebroken and crate trained, and he really loves to go for car rides. Jasper loves his Nylabone, although, his humans must be very careful in the toys selected for him due to his history, and he’s only allowed to have them when supervised. If this lovable handsome boy sounds like a fit for your family, check out his profile and ask to meet Jasper – he just might have a kiss waiting for you.

MAGSR ID: 6171

ADOPTED 09/20/2020!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black
Current Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Kona is a beautiful and intelligent girl. She was surrendered to MAGSR when her family was unable to continue to care for her. As it is quite evident that Kona's family loved her, we have promised to help Kona find a forever family that will continue to provide her with the structure, guidance, and love that will help her continue to thrive. 

Housebroken and crate trained, Kona understands many of the household rules. However, as is true of many shepherds, she may try to explore too much when her family is away. As a result, it is best that Kona be crated when her family is away. Having previously lived with a large male, Kona enjoys the company of other large dogs, particularly, male dogs. She has a confident and stable personality. Kona has lived with children in her previous home and did well with them. Although Kona does already know some commands, she will excel in training with her new family. This will help her develop a strong bond. If Kona sounds like a good match for your family, please ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 7315

ADOPTED 09/20/2020!

Diesel
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 7 months
Color: Liver/Gray & Tan
Current Size: 85 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

 Diesel is a large male about 1.5 years old but acts like an 8 month old puppy. He requires a strong owner who will hold him accountable, and training is a must. Diesel will require daily exercise to keep his energy in check. He still has some bad habits that will need to be worked on. Diesel is mouthy when excited, however, he responds well to correction.  He also counter surfs if not supervised. If he isn’t properly supervised in the yard he will dig. Once he has been exercised he is much calmer and listens very well.

Diesel rides well in a car and loves to go on walks. He has good leash manners and has been non reactive to dogs or people while on walks. Diesel has lived in a home with 7 other dogs while in foster without any issues. He crates well and is house broken. While in his foster home he has made great improvement regarding the negative behaviors listed here but will require continued work. He is a very sweet and lovable boy who needs the right family, to get the excess energy out and teach him what he needs to know.

MAGSR ID: 7309

ADOPTED 09/19/2020!

Aster
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: White
Current Size: 49 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Happy-go-lucky Aster found herself in a shelter with no one coming to claim her. Although she can be shy with new people, Aster is a people pleaser and loves to socialize once comfortable. Typical of a young shepherd, Aster has some puppy energy and is an overall joy to be around. At this time, Aster is in a loving foster home learning about housebreaking, crate training, and general household manners. If Aster sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet her today.

MAGSR ID: 7342

ADOPTED 09/18/2020!

Apollo
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 2 weeks
Color: Black
Current Size: 102 pounds
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Altered: Yes

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

Apollo is a big, handsome fellow, and he is settling in nicely in his foster home.  It has been a couple weeks so this very striking and impressive dog is starting to get past the stress of being separated from his previous family, and is showing himself to be even-tempered, affectionate, and trained GSD.  With consistent and appropriate guidance from his person, he walks very well on leash, is well-mannered passing strangers and other dogs out walking in the neighborhood, and is generally very attentive and responsive.  However, Apollo is a powerful, headstrong dog that will require structure and strong leadership, and he does show some anxiety when left completely alone so he will need to be properly managed by an experienced adopter to build his confidence and avoid potential separation anxiety.  He is comfortable with the other dogs in his foster home, and crates very well.  Apollo is alert and can be protective of his space and pack, and will alarm bark at unfamiliar people.  He listens well, and is very focused on a leader that he trusts, and will need to complete training with his new people to help build and ensure those bonds of trust.  He will thrive in a home that can provide him with the love and consistent leadership that he needs, and he deserves nothing less.  If you think Apollo might be the dog for you, please ask to learn more about him.

MAGSR ID: 7228

ADOPTED 09/17/2020!

Chole

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 1 month
Color: White
Current Size: 100 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

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

Chole (yes, Chole, not Chloe) found her way to MAGSR when her family fell on hard times and could no longer take care of her. This heart-wrenching decision was made in the best interest of Chole who was clearly a treasured member of the family. Chole is a lovely lady who has lived with kids, dogs, and cats. In fact she has helped many rescue cats find their way home over the years. With a stable and playful personality, Chole loves to play ball and enjoys the company of others. She easily wins over the hearts of minds of everyone who meets her. Chole would be a wonderful addition to any household. Please ask to meet her today. 

MAGSR ID: 7364

ADOPTED 09/13/2020!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 57 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Lovely Olivia found herself left in a shelter drop box this summer. Although a little confused as to what all was happening to her, Olivia joined the MAGSR family and has never looked back. Throughout the rescue Olivia is known to be a charmer. Her bouncy, alert, and attentive personality are an immediate draw to everyone around her. 

Olivia's current age estimate is very rough.

Olivia has thrived throughout her time in the rescue and she will be a lovely addition to her forever home. Although Olivia is ready to settle down in her forever home, she will require a little extra support as she has tested positive for heartworms. This diagnosis would have been easily avoided had Olivia been kept on monthly heartworm preventatives. Fortunately, Olivia has begun the first steps in the treatment process and will continue to receive the care she needs to move forward. MAGSR is committed to paying for Olivia's treatment; donations toward her care are greatly appreciated. If Olivia sounds like the right dog for your household, please ask to meet her today!

 

MAGSR ID: 7317

ADOPTED 09/13/2020!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 66
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Khaleesi came to us as her prior person is being stationed out of the country and could not take her along.  Wanting only the best for Khaleesi she was surrendered to us to find her a loving family.  Khaleesi has lived with another male GSD and got along fine.  She is reported to be very friendly with people.  As she is new to us we are still learning more about her, please check back for updates.

Updates:

Khaleesi is doing very well in her foster home. While examined by one of MAGSR's wonderful veterinarians, they reported that she was painful in her end, and after preliminary radiographs have diagnosed her with hip dysplasia, so Khaleesi is currently on a medical hold until she can be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Check back on Khaleesi's profile for more information on her status as information comes available.

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As you can see from the photos of her lounging around, Khaleesi is settling into her foster home nicely and proving to be a very sweet girl. She does not yet understand social distancing and insists on greeting every visitor with a pair of big brown eyes and a kiss. Khaleesi does occasionally try to tell her smaller (30lb) cousin she's the boss, however, so she might be best in a home with larger dogs (with whom she gets along with quite well). She likes giving toys and occasional chew, but has been very good with knowing what's a toy and what's a shoe and while you can tell she's excited by dinner time she's always a perfect lady by having a seat before she's served.

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Leesi Lou has been cleared by an orthopedic specialist and her hip issues pose her no current problems and surgery is not needed. She has been a fantastic pup through her travels and vetting: chilling out in the car, behaving like a perfect lady with the techs and seeming unphased by the whole thing. Leesi has also settled into her foster home even more and has gotten into a good routine with her cousins and surroundings. 

MAGSR ID: 7163

ADOPTED 09/12/2020!

Beau
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 4 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Altered: Yes

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

Beau was surrendered to a shelter when his owner became too ill to care for him. It is quite evident that his owner cared for him and wanted the best for Beau. This big, beautiful guy is good with other stable dogs. Sweet and well mannered, this guy is looking for a household that will continue to provide him with the love, safety, and guidance that all dogs deserve. As Beau is new to the MAGSR family, we will let you know more about him as we get to know him.

MAGSR ID: 7343

ADOPTED 09/11/2020!

Zoey
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 64 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes, non-dominant only
DESCRIPTION:

Zoey is 3 years old and her family made the hard decision to surrender her to us. She is all around a perfect princess. She is brilliant, loyal, loving, and loves her people. She is fully housebroken, potty trained, and has been crated as a younger dog.Once she settles in her new home, she will likely be able to earn freedom in the house quickly.

Zoey will never leave your side. We have a silly disorder we diagnosed her with (FOMO, fear of missing out). She loves to be where the people are.

She is excellent with kids (we are unsure at this time about toddlers and younger) and in her previous home slept with one of every night. Playing ball is her favorite past time. Well behaved when it comes to food, Zoey does not beg as she has never exposed her to table scraps or fed her from her family's plates; however, she does love carrots.

When meeting new people, it may take Zoey a few minutes to warm up, however, she settles in nicely once she understands there isn't a threat. Although Zoey has a great bark, she is really just a big baby. If Zoey sounds like a good match for your household, please ask about her today. 

MAGSR ID: 7310

ADOPTED 09/07/2020!


Boomer
Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 months 1 week
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size: 26 lbs.
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Boomer cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Boomer has a lot to learn about being 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, Boomer will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!

MAGSR ID: 7299

ADOPTED 09/05/2020!

Ryder
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 1 month
Color: Black, Tan, & White
Current Size: 98 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Unknown
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, with proper introduction
DESCRIPTION:

Ryder found himself in a shelter in North Carolina and was running out of rescue options. As luck would have it there happened to be two MAGSR volunteers in that very same shelter picking up four sweet puppies to bring into the MAGSR family. They had an opportunity to meet this regal boy and knew they wanted to save him. Emails were sent and arrangements were made and a week later this gentle giant made his way to Maryland.

Unfortunately, this sweet boy lived a life of neglect as he came in matted and with sores on his ears. MAGSR had him vetted as soon as we were able to and after completion of blood work we received the bad news that he was suffering from Heartworm disease, Ehrlichia, and Lymes. Ryder was started on medications and a Heartworm protocol that will get him healthy and feeling good again. With all that said, even though this poor boy felt miserable he is nothing but sweet Southern charm. In fact, he was so full of charm within minutes he won over the hearts of those volunteers that drove eight hours roundtrip to pick up this sweet boy and transport him to MAGSR. If this gentle giant sounds like he may fit your family please fill out an application now!

MAGSR ID: 7344

ADOPTED 09/01/2020!

Piper
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Piper is a very lovable young lady after she gets to know you.  In typical German Shepherd fashion, she is hesitant with new people especially if they are scared or unsure of themselves. She responds well to confident people, and then is eager to please. Piper needs to be socialized with strangers under the supervision of a confident handler. She is a young lady with lots of energy so exercise and training will be a must to keep her on her best behavior.

Piper rides well in a car and loves to go on walks. She has good leash manners for her age and lack of training. Piper has lived in a home with 7 other dogs while in foster without any issues. She crates well and seems to be house broken (no accidents in 2 weeks!). While in her foster home she has been very well behaved. If you are willing to put in the time to train and socialize Piper, this girl will make a wonderful family member.   Can you see her in your family?

MAGSR ID: 7308

ADOPTED 08/29/2020!

Brielle
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 month 5 days
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size: 24 lbs.
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Brielle cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Brielle has a lot to learn about being 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, Brielle 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!    

MAGSR ID: 7297

ADOPTED 08/29/2020!

Brinx
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 month 5 days
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size: 25 lbs.
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Brinx cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little boy, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Brinx has a lot to learn about being 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, Brinx will become even more of an amazing boy than he already is. If interested and he sounds like a good match for your family, please submit an adoption application!   

MAGSR ID: 7298

ADOPTED 08/29/2020!

Prax
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 1 month
Color: sable
Current Size: 90 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Prax was surrendered to a shelter as he enjoyed running through the family's electric fence in order to explore the neighborhood. As a 90lb shepherd with a busy nose, the electric fence didn't seem to be much of a barrier for Prax particularly, if there was something interesting on the other side. Although losing his family must have been very confusing, Prax's goofy, fun-loving, and affectionate personality has remained intact. Prax is a social guy. Delighted by the opportunity to meet new people, Prax is all about big tail wags, wiggles, and kisses. Although he seems to enjoy the company of children, he would be best suited for a household with older children as his exuberance and size can be too much for little ones.  

At this time Prax is housebroken and crate trained. He enjoys the option of taking breaks in his crate and settles nicely when asked to load up. Car rides are a breeze for this big guy as he quickly settles in for the ride. Although it is apparent that Prax spent very little time on leash prior to his arrival at MAGSR, he is quickly developing his leash skills and a few commands. This may have something to do with his love for long walks and regular runs with his foster family. It is apparent that Prax is an intelligent guy who likes clear direction and leadership from his handler. With these components in place, Prax will thrive in his forever home. If Prax sounds like a good match for your family, ask to meet him today. 

MAGSR ID: 7288

ADOPTED 08/27/2020!

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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 2 months
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 53 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes, Males Only
DESCRIPTION:

Sugar was a stray to the shelter, so we have no history for her.  We do know she is sugar and spice and everything nice.  She has tested positive for Heartworms which is so easily avoidable with monthly heartworm preventatives.  She will undergo Heartworm treatment which is paid for by MAGSR.  Donations towards her treatment are kindly accepted.  She is underweight, but with proper nutrition she will be gaining weight in no time.  She also arrived at the shelter with a wound on her neck which resembles that of an embedded collar.  Her neck is being cared for and on its way to healing.  Sugar has met both male and female dogs, she did much better with the males, but was dominant over the females.  It is best for Sugar to not be placed in a home with other female dogs for this reason.  Watch for updates on this sweet girl.

MAGSR ID: 7149

ADOPTED 08/25/2020!

Bea
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 month 5 days
Color: Black/Tan
Current Size: 22 lbs.
Housebroken: Working on it
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Bea cannot be any cuter and is absolutely a great little girl, happy go lucky and loves to give puppy kisses. Bea has a lot to learn about being 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, Bea 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!  

MAGSR ID: 7295

ADOPTED 08/20/2020!

Bobby
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 4 years 2 weeks
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 56 lbs.
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

I have settled nicely into my foster home. At first I was a little shy and skittish and it took a lot of coaxing to understand that there is only love, treats and kisses in this house. I still creep out of my crate but at least I am coming out of my own free will. In my short time here I have learned to fetch....and I bring it back!  I love to play with my big squeaky carrot that came to my foster house with me. I'm not really fond of my crate, but realize sometimes I need to go in it. I haven't had an accident in the house in over a week and a half so my foster mom thinks I'm housebroken.  There are two resident dogs in the house, and I don't know how to play with them, but I have stopped growling when they come near me or my crate. There may just be a bit of an adjustment time with other pups, because I have already started getting the idea that the other dogs might not be so bad! I'm dying to play with the guinea pig so my foster mom thinks I may have a little too much fun with small animals, (and yes, cats are small animals).  I'm a fantastic car rider and jump right in for whatever adventure awaits. When we're out I'm very gracious and love the attention I get. If I sound like a good fit for your family please let us know! I look forward to meeting someone who will love me forever!

MAGSR ID: 7287

ADOPTED 08/14/2020!


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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 75 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Bubba was surrendered to a shelter as he was too big and had too much energy for his prior person.  At only 11 months old he is a big boy, but he was never provided training or guidance, this would have helped him to learn, along with provide daily exercise to help burn his puppy energy.  Bubba gets along fine with other dogs, but he stands back and watches first before engaging in play.  He has no idea what to do with toys. He is big, strong and has lots to learn.  Training along with structure is crucial with his new family  As he is new to us we are just learning more about him, please watch for updates. 

MAGSR ID: 7129

ADOPTED 08/12/2020!

Riley
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 5 years 2 months
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 78 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Riley was surrendered as her family was moving.  She lived her life on a farm with lots of room to run.  We are told she really enjoys children and loved the grandchildren.  We have yet to introduce her to or see her interact with children.  Riley has a very plush coat which will take extra time brushing her so that matts do not form in her fur.  She is a very sweet and friendly girl, settling in nicely at her foster families home.  As she just arrived in our care we are still learning more about her, please check back for updates from her foster family

MAGSR ID: 7151

ADOPTED 08/09/2020!

Foxtrot is going home!
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 1 year 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Cats: Yes, but will chase
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Foxtrot was surrendered to a shelter for being too active. Imagine a 1 year old GSD puppy, who has had no training being too active. Sadly, too many people think dogs will train themselves, and have no idea how much exercise and mental stimulation a GSD requires. Foxtrot’s mannerisms are very much still puppy-like. He is a sweet, loving boy looking for someone to provide him with training and structure so he can be the best he can be. As he is still new to us we are still learning more about him, please watch for updates.

Updates:

Foxtrot is settling in nicely into his foster home. He is incredibly friendly towards people and the resident animals. He usually just sniffs at the resident cats, but then will give chase when they run. Foxtrot loves to play with the resident female GSD and would love another playful dog. Foxtrot needs some leash work on his basic obedience skills, which will come with Basic Obedience training and practice. Foxtrot is very smart and he's a problem solver, which can also get him into trouble if not managed properly. When in his crate, which he is not fond of and it takes him a little bit to settle down in, he likes to chew on everything he can get his teeth on, so no blankets, beds or accessories that he can pull apart and ingest should be left with him unsupervised. Foxtrot would love to have some humans of his own and hopefully, a playful dog as well. If Foxtrot sounds like he could be a fit for your family, ask to meet Foxtrot.

MAGSR ID: 7146

ADOPTED 08/08/2020!

Casen
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 2 months
Color: Black
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Thankfully, Casen was given up as he lived his life tied up outside.  This is no life for any dog, we have promised Casen he will never live outside again.  He is underweight, needing to gain approximately 20 lbs, we are working on fattening him up with good nutrition.  With spending his life tied up it’s amazing that he is such a sweet, calm boy.  He now loves to follow around his person and being loved on.  Their were children in his prior home that ran around and played outside in the yard where he was tied up, he had no bad reactions towards them, and only wanted to engage in the fun.  This was limited by the rope he was tied up with.  As he is new to us we are learning more about him, please watch for updates.

Updates:

Casen is settling in nicely into his foster home. He's sleeping a lot right now while he gains his strength back and gets used to a better life. Casen loves to eat, so he shouldn't have any trouble gaining weight. He's learning all about steps and uncarpeted floors. He sleeps in the crate overnight and does great. Casen hasn't had one accident in the house and is doing well in that area. Case walks great on a leash, and generally stays right next to his handler and does not pull (unless there's a rabbit or squirrel, which prompts him to launch himself to the end of the leash). Casen is very gentle with the youngster in his foster home, and is affectionate, cuddly, leans snuggles and just wants to be near his humans. Casen is a really great dog and MAGSR is so happy to help him to the better life he deserves. If Casen sounds like he may be the dog for you, ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 7145

ADOPTED 08/08/2020!

Cayden
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 9 months
Color: black
Current Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Updates:

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Cayden's foster parents recently took him to the beach in Delaware. When the bags get packed and the car loaded, he and his foster sister get really excited because that means we get to go somewhere on a new adventure. Cayden did really well on the two-hour drive and never complained. Cayden had a wonderful time exploring the beach for the first time. His ears flopped in every direction excited to investigate horseshoe crabs and frolicking in the bay water. Digging for critters and treasures in the sand is another favorite of his! There were so many new sights and smells to explore. One of his favorites was seeing the bunnies run away and him wanting to chase them on our walks at dusk. This boy is the adventurous type and likes to participate in new activities. Cayden likes his daily walks and training exercises. He is getting better at mastering skills and a little treat always helps. Now that it is almost summer, he was recently introduced to frozen peanut butter cubes and he loves them! Not daily, but occasionally, as a special treat. Cayden plays with rope toys, but the ball is not something he is fond of yet. He is still shy with strangers, but will approach on his own after a couple of minutes. This smart, sweet boy is ready for his forever home. Check out his profile and ask to meet Cayden!

MAGSR ID: 4500

ADOPTED 08/05/2020!

Roxy
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 9 years 2 months
Color: black & tan
Current Size: 50 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Roxy is a sweet girl, but she does like to go slow with meeting new people.  She is timid at first and may back off when first meeting new people, but comes around with a little time.  At 9 years old she has a nice lower energy about her than that of a younger dog.  If you are looking for a lower key girl, a dog to go on leisurely strolls with then Roxy is your girl.  She does have some skin issues that we are addressing.  As she is new to us we are still learning more about her, please look for updates from her foster family.

Updates:

Hi there!! It's me, Roxy. There have been some bumps in the road during my life but my foster mom says I'm the sweetest and easiest foster she has ever had. And she's been through quite a few. You may look at my age and think a senior dog isn't for you, but there are a few reasons you should consider me. First, I'm completely housebroken. No accidents for me. Second, I'm chill...I may not run, jump and play like a puppy (and they're a lot more work than me) but I love my walks. We go for a 1 mile walk twice a day. Not too bad if I do say so myself. Third, even though I have skin allergies, they aren't hard to take care of. You just feed me the right food and give me a pill when you feed me. Fourth, I love to be with my people. When my foster mom leaves I look and wait for her to come back. I'm so good that I get to sleep in the room with my foster mom. I have a nice soft place on the floor and sleep all night and not on the bed. It is difficult to get a good picture of me because my fur is so black, but my foster mom will keep trying. If you are considering meeting me, please contact MAGSR to set up a time. That's all for now. Hope to hear from you soon....Roxy  

MAGSR ID: 7154

ADOPTED 08/05/2020!

Jango
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 10 months 2 weeks
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 46 lbs
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Jango was surrendered to a shelter for being too active.  Imagine a GSD puppy who has had no training being too active.  Sadly too many people think dogs will train themselves, and have no idea how much exercise and mental stimulation a GSD requires.  Jango’s mannerisms are very much still puppy like.  He is a sweet, loving boy looking for someone to provide him with training and structure so he can be the best he can be.  As he is still new to us we are still learning more about him, please watch for updates

MAGSR ID: 7148

ADOPTED 08/02/2020!

Stark adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 4 years 2 months
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Stark was surrendered to a shelter for barking.  He lived his life tethered outside or in the garage.  He lived with other large dogs and did well with them.  He is described as being playful.  He will require training to help him learn leash skills and house manners.  His foster has started the process, but it is important that his new family continues with training.  Stark is now looking for a home where he will enjoy the comforts of living indoors, a comfy bed and a family that will care for and love him for his lifetime.

 

MAGSR ID: 7023

ADOPTED 08/01/2020!

Blitz
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 6 years 2 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 70
Housebroken: Unknown
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Blitz came to us as his prior person is being stationed out of the country and could not take him along.  Wanting only the best for Blitz, he was surrendered to us to find him a loving family.  Blitz has lived with another female GSD and got along fine.  He is reported to be very friendly with people.  As Blitz is new to us we are still learning more about him, please check back for updates.

MAGSR ID: 7162

ADOPTED 07/30/2020!

Zophia adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 2 months
Color: black and tan
Current Size: 69 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Zophia found herself as a stray to a shelter where no one came for her, we have no history for her.  She is now safe in our care and looking for a forever home and family.  Her introductions to male dogs went much better than that with female dogs.  She is a dominant female with other female dogs, for this reason she only wants to share her home with male dogs.  As she is new to us we have a lot to learn about her, please watch for updates.

MAGSR ID: 7150

ADOPTED 07/26/2020!

Molly adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 3 months
Color: black & tan
Current Size: 55 lbs.
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Molly was surrendered to a shelter, but we do not know why. On the surrender paperwork, it states that she lived with and is good with children. She lived with another female GSD, but the other GSD did not like Molly. They stated Molly wanted to play with their other dog, but the other dog did not reciprocate nicely. It was noted that when you get too close to her while she is eating, she would growl. Since arriving in our care, she has been friendly with everyone she has met. We have not introduced her to children though yet. Her foster reports that she is a super adorable highly active pup - bouncy, jumpy, playful, affectionate, and just all around super sweet. She is all about kisses and belly rubs, affection and attention. She has limited manners right now that her foster is working on her with, and she does great with praise. Molly loves toys and could play fetch all day long. As she is new to us we are still learning more about her, please check back for updates.

MAGSR ID: 7156

ADOPTED 07/14/2020!

Gunner
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Age: 1 year 1 month
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 71 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: No

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

Updates:

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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Gunner is doing great in his new foster home! Gunner is now attending weekly training classes to learn obedience and how to be a good canine friend. Gunner is a high drive GSD/Mal mix that needs consistent management by a very experienced handler. Gunner would do best being placed in a home with humans who have had prior Belgian Mal or high drive working GSD experience. Gunner has a lot of energy and needs a handler who will work with him every day to burn his energy. Gunner has great focus and ball drive – he’s extremely attentive to his handler. He’s even climbed a tree in his foster home. Gunner is so smart that he knows how to use his paws to grab someone’s ankles and stop them. Gunner has excellent working potential and would be well suited for a working position or a home situation that has the structure of a dog in a working position. If you have the necessary experience and can offer the perfect environment for what Gunner needs, please ask to meet him.

MAGSR ID: 6824

ADOPTED 07/12/2020!

Lacy adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 4 years 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 107 lbs.
Ideal/Potential Size: 70 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Altered: Yes

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

Updates:

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. On her walks, Lacy 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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Lacy has been doing really well in her foster home. Lacy is such a sweet girl. Lacy does not like thunderstorms. Lacy does fairly good in the crate and she lets her humans know when she needs to go outside. Lacy is somewhat protective of her food. Lacy is very alert and will let her humans know when she hears a noise outside. When on walks, Lacy has a few triggers and reacts to passing bicycles, some cars, and she's always on squirrel alert - otherwise, Lacy is great to walk and loves going. Lacy likes to sleep on doggie beds and couches and she will sleep most of the day. Lacy has some interest in playing with balls now & then. If this laid back girl sounds like she could be a good fit for your home, ask to meet Lacy.

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Lacy has really come out of her shell in her foster home, where she lives with no kids, dogs or cats and is the center of her human’s attention. She has a sweet, laid back temperament and is very intelligent, clever and mischievous. She loves playing soccer, and she spends a lot of the day keeping watch for lizards, bugs, squirrels and other creatures in the yard. And she's a professional napper. Lacy likes to cuddle, though usually won't do so voluntarily. Lacy has come so far in her weight loss journey with a food cut and daily exercise, and while we don't have an exact number yet, she looks to be close to a healthy weight. She's more agile and mobile when walking and playing. Lacy is fully housebroken and has an understanding of basic commands,
but her forever owners will need to work on reinforcing those with her. Lacy has a few triggers that need some work, including squirrels, foxes, deer, rabbits, other small animals including small dogs, bikes (!), thunder, fireworks, and some beeping sounds such as delivery trucks. Lacy likes car rides but she has exhibited some anxiety in the car. Lacy will alert if there is someone on the property, but she has never shown aggression towards a person, including on walks--unless, of course, they're on a bike. If you're looking for a sweet, laid back girl who can be the center of attention in your home, Lacy might be perfect for you.

MAGSR ID: 6840

ADOPTED 07/02/2020!

Bellair
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 10 months
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 56 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Updates:

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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Bellair is enjoying life in her foster home. She has great house manners, is housebroken, and crate trained. She loves, loves, loves squeaky toys, treat-filled kongs and daily walks. She has started group obedience training with her foster mom and is learning that squirrels, rabbits, dogs, and cars don’t need to be chased while walking. Her new family will need to continue training, as Bellair has a high drive and will need a strong leader to help her become a good canine citizen. If Bellair sounds like she coudl be a good fit for your family, ask to meet her - she's a sweet lovable gem.

MAGSR ID: 6115

ADOPTED 06/26/2020!

Tayson adopted
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Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 8 months
Color: Sable
Current Size: 66 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Updates:

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.

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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.

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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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Sweet Tayson, Pacin’ Tayson, Brown-eyed Tayson, Little Miss Tayson, Sweet Pea, or Tasey, as she has affectionately come to be known by her foster parents, where she has been staying for several months now – her foster parents are happy to report that Tayson now knows how to wag her tail!

While still sometimes quiet and nervous, Tayson has decided that her favorite place to be is not always in her crate anymore. She enjoys curiously exploring the first floor of the house and absolutely adores being outside in the backyard on her long lead! She is still content to sleep in her crate and greets her foster mom in the morning with a wagging tail and now knows what the word “outside” means! Tayson will happily spend hours outside if she can, rolling in the grass and dirt (no prissy manners here!) and absolutely loves to play chase with her foster brother. She will sneak up behind him and nip at his tail if he’s not paying enough attention to her. While we’re getting better at recall, she still sometimes will give you a look that says “please, just 5 more minutes!” before she will come to go back inside the house, but we try to give her plenty of praise and pets when she does.

Tayson has spent a full workday in her sturdy crate with no problem but is also a great companion for anyone who is home during most of the day as well. While working from home during quarantine, her foster mom reported Tayson would spend most of her day on a dog bed next to her and a spot where she could look out the window. Speaking of, a comfy dog bed is an absolute must for this sweet girl. After everything she has been through, Tayson has decided she likes comfortable things such as couches and dog beds to lie on whenever she can!

Tayson is still nervous around strangers and is more comfortable around women at the moment - she will pace back and forth around people she does not know and noises that she is not expecting, although she does fine with passing cars, the tv and things like the microwave and refrigerator. She will still go to her crate when she needs to find a “safe space” to hang out and doesn’t make much noise except for an occasional soft cry when she thinks there’s something going on that she’s missing out on. Tayson has only barked about twice since being in her foster home and both times were while she was playing outside. Tayson is not too interested in stuffed toys but does enjoy chewing on a nylabone in the privacy of her crate, or playing with a rope toy outside and will gently take treats from her foster mom’s hand, but again preferably when she’s in her crate.

Tayson takes some time to warm up and decide to trust after her rough start to life, but she is a very sweet girl and respectful guest. Tayson has the most adorable smiles and personality quirks! She will do great with someone in a quiet household who has time and patience to get to know and bond with this special girl, and definitely another canine friend for her to play with. If Tayson sounds like she may be a fit for your home, please ask to meet her.

MAGSR ID: 4508

ADOPTED 06/23/2020!

Buzz
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 3 years 8 months
Color: Black & Red
Current Size: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 16
Good With Cats: No
Other Dogs OK: Yes
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.

Updates:

When Buzz entered into his foster home, it was very apparent that prior to his arrival at MAGSR he had not experienced the life, luxuries, or kindness that he clearly deserves. His body told the story of limited food, health care, and experience within a loving household. Although having clearly survived some challenging circumstances, Buzz walked into his foster home with a happy-go-lucky attitude. He has an overall enthusiasm and curiosity for what life has to offer. With so much to learn and so many new experiences to partake in, Buzz has been very busy over the last few months. 

He started with the basics, crate training and housebreaking, which he has mastered at this time. He loves to be outside and knows that this is where his "business" needs to be handled. Then, it was onto pack introductions with the resident senior dogs. Buzz loves the company of other dogs but needed to learn that senior dogs are not always as playful as younger pups. Having learned what is and is not tolerated by the resident dogs, Buzz seems to have found a good balance within his foster pack and does well with a few reminders from his fur siblings from time to time. More recently, Buzz has started a regular regiment of daily training. He is highly food motivated and seems to be excelling with sit, down, wait, watch, and come. As he masters these commands, he will be ready to learn additional commands particularly, if food is involved. In his free time, Buzz has been learning that tough toys and bones are great to play with, that a daily run and a long walk or two helps him burn energy, and that head rubs really are the best type of affection. 

Buzz is an amazing pup and will be a great match for an experienced household. Although he is not aggressive with children, he does not realize that his size and energy can be too much for little people. He would be better suited for a home without children; this will allow him to further develop into a good canine citizen without the distraction of little people. If Buzz sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today. 

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Hello!  I’m Buzz and I’ve been told that you want to hear about my latest adventures. I love exploring new places and learning new things. Attending training classes with my foster mom has been great. This week, the trainer gave me compliments for being patient and calm around other dogs and people and a positive role model in class. That made my foster mom proud. We’ve been practicing every day. I’ve been told that I am excellent with environmental distractions. I’m a teenage pup with occasional mischief and testing, but I’m well on the way to becoming a canine gentleman. I’m a fan of car rides, especially when they take me to fun new places, and I insist on going everywhere with my humans. Hardware stores are cool, farmers markets are easy, meeting people on our walks is fun, parks for hiking are the best. Pet stores? Well, I don’t know how they expect any shepherd to stay calm around all the exciting food, treats and toys. I like food – A LOT!  Food puzzles and food-filled chew toys make my day. Frozen food treats are amazing on a hot afternoon. Meal time is the biggest event of every day and I am learning a bit more focus with each dish. Sometimes, I like to test what delicious things may be around me. They say that it’s good to stop and smell the flowers. My preference is to stop and eat the flowers, but I am learning that that’s not a good way to earn praise. The neighbor’s horse is my new friend and I enjoy meeting all the neighbors. A few of them are my buddies now and I give them kisses. Being the center of attention is great, but I think I miss having other dogs to play with. My foster mom started calling me Love Buzz because I like to snuggle and I don’t leave her side. I’ve been trying to convince her that there is absolutely no issue with an 80 lb. lap dog. She’s not convinced yet, but I will keep trying. While I wait for my fur-ever home, I will continue to soak in my adventures and have a good time. Let MAGSR know if you would like to meet me.

MAGSR ID: 6616

ADOPTED 06/20/2020!

Stark adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Age: 4 years 2 months
Color: Black & Cream
Current Size: 84 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: Yes

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

Stark was surrendered to a shelter for barking.  He lived his life tethered outside or in the garage.  He lived with other large dogs and did well with them.  He is described as being playful.  He will require training to help him learn leash skills and house manners.  His foster has started the process, but it is important that his new family continues with training.  Stark is now looking for a home where he will enjoy the comforts of living indoors, a comfy bed and a family that will care for and love him for his lifetime.

 

MAGSR ID: 7023

ADOPTED 06/10/2020!



Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age: 3 years 2 weeks
Color: Black and Tan
Current Size: 93lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Partially
Altered: Yes

Good With Kids: Older kids, over 12
Good With Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes
DESCRIPTION:

Max will need a home without younger children as they tend to make him uneasy.  He would do better with older, calmer children that know how to properly interact with a dog.  He enjoys playing with other dogs.  He is a boy that wants to be with his person, and will spend time following you around.  He has had some basic obedience training, but he will be required to attend training with his new family.  He needs consistency and direction in order to become a confident well behaved dog, and to learn what is expected of him.  

MAGSR ID: 6979

ADOPTED 05/31/2020!

Teak adopted
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Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Approximate Age: 2 years 3 weeks
Color: Black & Tan
Current Size: 67 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Altered: No

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

Updates:

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.

MAGSR ID: 6078

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