Success Stories

This is what we are all about. When we place a dog in a great home, everyone in the rescue is elated. Nothing feels better than helping our dogs on their journey to find a forever home where they can love and be loved.

We thank every one of our adoptive families for opening their hearts and homes to our dogs.

These are the most recent MAGSR Success Stories. Success Stories reported prior to 2016 can be found here.

Posted: 05/03/2018
Fate

Fate has grown to be such a fabulous girl. She loves to sunbathe on her deck, play for endless hours in the snow, snuggle all day long, run races with her Momma and swim until she is forced to take a break. We couldn't imagine our lives without her. She’s perfect. 

Posted: 04/04/2018
Victor aka Conway
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Hope you enjoy some picture updates! First birthday, downtown walks, fun snow days, and cone of shame!!

He’s the best thing that ever happened to me!

-Liane 

Posted: 04/04/2018
Demi

We adopted Demi in the summer of 2015. It was a rough start but she has come a long way and we wouldn't trade her for the world!!!

We love her so much and couldn't imagine life without her!!

Posted: 04/01/2018
Liam (FKA Aro)
Liam (FKA Aro)

These are pics of Liam (formerly Aro) adopted as a puppy October 2nd 2010.  He has the sweetest disposition and is an amazing companion.  He loves to play with other dogs, chase balls,  devour sticks and sniff for critters.  When he settles down in the evening, I couldn't ask for a better sidekick!  Thanks, MAGSR, for this wonderful boy!  

Posted: 03/23/2018
Sadie & friend

I would like you all to know it was a great pleasure working with you. I will again adopt from MAGSR. Ms. Sadie is doing awesome and shes a perfect match for our family. Thank you Trish for suggesting her to me.  She has free roam of the house and is a very good girl. Each day is a new adventure to her. She's getting along great with my other two.  I have attached a pic of her napping next to my 14 yr old. Once again, thank you all. 

Posted: 03/21/2018
Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow!
Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow! Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow! Maxi & Geiger having fun in the snow!

Maxi is getting in her best herding practice w/Geiger.  He’s still a lot faster, but he will slow down if he’s distracted by a snowflake (real or imaginary) or if he drops his ball. 

Maxi- AKA Maxine, was adopted in Dec 2013 & she will be 8 this summer.  Geiger is our resident Malinois (soon to be 9 yrs old, acts like he’s 2) 

 

Belinda Young

Posted: 03/17/2018
Echo (Cooper)
Echo (Cooper) Echo (Cooper)

Echo (Cooper) was the abused deaf pup at the rescue in October 2017. I have never met a deaf puppy before Echo, nor ever trained one. Echo has added so much joy and love to my life as well as my rescue black lab. He is the sweetest and follows his big brother around everywhere. He is doing awesome on hand signals and even reading my lips with commands. If anyone is skeptical about training a deaf dog, it is no harder, just different. If I could help others who are concern d about deafness, id be more than happy to help. I guess I'm expressing my gratitude and appreciation for your rescue connecting me with Echo. I'm thankful for him being in my family!

Thank you very much.

 

Brittany

Posted: 02/20/2018
Maxi, taking in the sun.
Wilco & Geiger.  Where's dinner? Fargo & Wilco, chillin' Wilco warming up. Wilco staying warm.

Hey! I am sending a few pics for updates...

I’ve got:

  • Maxi (long-haired Shepherd basking in the sun) now 7, adopted in 2013. 
  • Geiger (Malinois) & Wilco (both waiting outside the kitchen) Wilco -FKA Willoughby- was adopted in 2016. He’s coming up on 3 years old. 
  • Fargo (Black Sheprador) & Wilco are out in the yard last summer.  Fargo (FKA Garbo) was the fastest foster failure - at less than a day;  adopted back in 2014.  She’ll be 4 in June. 
  • Last couple pictures are Wilco saying warm by the wood burning stove. 

Thx!! -Belinda 

Posted: 02/12/2018

Hero (Adopted May 2016) – Hero has been with me over a year now. Whether Hero is running in the back yard, playing in the snow, or diving into the kiddie swim pool, he’s a complete trip. Hero even helped us locate a loose dog one evening, although we didn’t quite realize it at that moment, but is was exhausting for him - he likes to nap whereever he can, even in the truck in positions that look so uncomfortable. Hero doesn’t mind to be dressed up, even with antlers. Hero gives his fur-sister, Pretty, tons of confidence and likes to go out and represent MAGSR whenever he can. Hero is happy to meet whomever comes his way, as long as it’s not a rabbit, bird or butterfly. Best of all, Hero loves to cuddle – it’s all about timing in life and Hero sure found a way to help a broken heart move forward.

Posted: 02/12/2018

Pretty has been with us now for over two years after getting loose inside the DC beltway for 9 weeks and being captured by MAGSR volunteers. Pretty is our princess! Even though she’s still skittish and we are very careful with her, she is an amazing dog. She actually barks at anything that comes to the house, even before it gets there – we’re not sure how she pulls that off, but she does. She is learning more to seek affection and she enjoys the attention. Pretty loves to eat and she will do just about anything for a treat. Pretty never knew how to play with toys, but every once in a while will take a bone and hide it from her fur-sibling. Pretty likes to go out and represent MAGSR whenever she can – she just loves to go for rides. She also lets her mom dress her up and doesn’t seem to mind (especially when it’s MAGSR apparel). Pretty is something special and she’s doing great!

Posted: 02/05/2018
Sage (fka Candi)
Sage (fka Candi)

This is Sage running around in her 3 acre backyard !! She has been chasing the ball and the stick every time we go outside and play! she is so happy!

Posted: 01/28/2018
Arya (fka Amber)
Arya (fka Amber) Arya (fka Amber) Arya (fka Amber)

From the moment that little pup came for a meet and greet with her foster mom... she chose her master! She came in and laid at his feet on that first day. Arya (formally Amber 2014) has been the best dog! She loves her dad most of all, but is very protective of her forever family. She is very smart and loves her walks! Thanks MAGSR for saving this beautiful dog! 

Posted: 01/24/2018
Canyon
Canyon Canyon Canyon Canyon

Canyon, f/k/a Shorty, adopted September, 2016.  Canyon is an amazing dog, the most loyal and loving creature.  He has amassed a long list of admirers over the last year and a half, from his biased grandmom to unbiased walkers, vet techs, and overnight sitters.  Canyon is currently living the adventure life of a desert dog, as his new mom is considering a move out west and he is along for two months helping to decide on whether to relocate!  He is enjoying life among his namesake canyons of the West, and loves hiking and camping, even when he hears the song of the coyotes (from the comfort of the tent, of course).   Canyon is loving proof that rescue dogs are the best.  

Posted: 01/19/2018

Hello! I wanted to send a “pup-date” on Haley, formerly known as “Miranda,” who was adopted 3/18/17. She was one of Reese’s 11 puppies. Haley is doing awesome and it’s been such a joy to have her! She is a happy, energetic, and very smart girl. I’ve attached a picture from the day I adopted her, and two recent ones… she’s grown up so fast! I would love to hear how any of her littermates are doing, and would also love to see pictures if any of the adopting families would like to share.  Thank you so much for all that you do!

 

Katie Flickinger

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 01/19/2018

Zeus FKA Rocky, adopted December 16, 2017, is adjusting quite well to his new home!  He’s a lovable, goofy boy who tries to be a lap dog. He gets along well with his 2 new sisters but doesn’t understand why the cats won’t play with him. He started beginning Dog training this week and is the biggest pup in the class.  He’s even had a play date with the GSD next door.  We all just love this big boy!

Dena Snyder

Posted: 01/17/2018
Mila (fka Dasha)
Mila (fka Dasha) Mila (fka Dasha) Mila (fka Dasha)

Hi,

I wanted to send in an update on Dasha (renamed Mila), adopted November 2017.

Her coat has grown in fully and beautifully. Mila has settled in nicely at her new home and claims a small basket in the corner to hide all her toys. We are loving her very much as she has already provided us with so much joy, endless hugs, belly rubs, and kisses. She loves romping and rolling around in the snow for endless hours. Her tennis ball never leaves her side (although hangs from one side of her mouth due to her missing teeth). She has been very eager to learn new commands and has enjoyed her pup play dates with her two new fur friends.

We love Mila so much and are very thankful for the MAGSR staff and her former foster parents that brought her to us.

Sincerely,
Megan Dorsey
Tim Haines

Posted: 11/28/2017
Bella at the tree farm
Bella at the tree farm Bella at home

We met Bella on September 8th at the home of her foster mom, Rosemary, and instantly fell in love. She was such a happy thing despite healing sores from her skin allergies and being overweight on a hot day. She was also very happy to go for a car ride but when we got home she immediately started looking for Rosemary.

Thankfully Bella immediately started to bond with us and started to feel at home quickly. And almost three months later she is extremely comfortable at home with us and with our frequent guests. She's getting back down to a healthy weight and we're working on discovering what's the cause of the skin allergies and the best way to manage them. 

One picture is from the end of October.  The other two are from the weekend before Thanksgiving when we went to a local tree farm where Bella was thrilled to explore, visit with new dogs, and play with a young toddler for a bit.

Posted: 11/01/2017
Gus
Gus Gus Gus

We adopted Gus (previously Guinness) about a month ago. He has adjusted very  well and quickly become a family member. He's our little shadow who has to know where we are and what we're doing and he hates missing out on anything. He's a goofy little guy who loves to play, go for runs and walks, and has excelled with some training lessons. He lights up our lives and we're so happy we added him to our little family. We can't imagine our lives without him.

Posted: 10/31/2017
Victor & Mom
Victor Victor as a puppy

Hi guys,

**Forever grateful** that I became Victor’s Mom. Vic is 9.5 months and almost 70 pounds! We are in love. We have been training with Sit Means Sit, slowly but surely. It’s a lot of work but it’s the best! We plan to get fixed in February per our Vets recommendation. We moved to a much bigger apartment in Frederick with a huge fenced in yard! This dog has it made!

Posted: 10/29/2017
Willow Success
Willow Success

Willow was adopted August 5, 2017 and just turned 1 on October 17th. We recently finished a six week obedience class and we just started another round of obedience. Our goal is for her to get her CGC in the future. Willow loves the water, long walks, and playing ball. We continue to work on socialization with both people and dogs. 

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