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Sonny (Training Hold) - German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

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Organization Name: Missouri German Shepherd Rescue
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Male Male
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Sonny (Training Hold)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/11/2017
Location: Kansas City, MO 64113
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Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Gorgeous Sonny came into MOGS with another GSD, Molly, when their owner passed away and the family was not able to take them in. He's currently in a training program with Absolute K9 Connection, and will be available for adoption once that is complete. Stay tuned for more information! FULL BIO COMING SOON! SONNY'S ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING SONNY? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They demand lots of time/effort/training. They shed all year round and are big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing/able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MoGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. You have to put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard) when you're not home. One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners left to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences have been broken into, gates have been opened, thieves have stolen dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.

German Shepherd Dog

A.K.A. : German Shepherd, Alsatian, Alsatian Wolf Dog, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund
Overview: The German Shepherd is unmatched in character and courage. These dogs make great companions because they are loyal and have the heightened senses of an excellent watch dog. At the same time, they can be gentle and playful companions for children.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 75-95
Height (in): male: 24-26, female: 22-24
Colors: Most colors, other than white, are permissible.
Coat: Dense, straight or slightly wavy, harsh, close lying of medium length.
Character: German Shepherds are very intelligent, loyal, and obedient. These dogs are known for their bravery and protective nature.
Temperament: This breed is very territorial, making them among the least likely of breeds to run away. They are also excellent watch dogs. This breed gets along fine with children and other animals, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The German Shepherd requires grooming with a special comb to remove dead hairs.
Training: This breed is a well-known eager pupil. They respond well to your voice, so training can be quick and impressive.
Activity: German Shepherds need to keep busy, so they are very well suited to some type of work and a good amount of exercise.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hereditary disease, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems, epilepsy, chronic eczema, and keratitis.
Life Expectancy: about 13

More About German Shepherd Dog Breed
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Juno (Specia...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 350.00. JUNO is a stunning young all-black GSD, who's sure to steal your heart in a quick second! ***Stay-tuned for an updated bio on Juno, coming soon!*** If you're looking for a super-smart German Shepherd for your lifetime companion, JUNO might be the girl of your dreams! JUNO's ADOPTION FEE: $350 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING JUNO? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Caesar (Medi...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 300.00. *** Please Note: Caesar is not currently available for adoption. We're still dealing with a number of medical issues. Any adoption applications submitted for Caesar will be put on hold until we determine he's ready for adoption. It could easily take 4-6 months for his health to reach that point. Thanks for your understanding! *** CRUELTY CASE! Caesar is a 7-year old German Shepherd who was left at a city shelter one week before Christmas. The owner first claimed Caesar was just a "stray", then said he owned the dog but Caesar had been "missing" for a month, and finally admitted none of that was true. The truth was simple: Caesar was a chained backyard dog who was systematically starved and had nearly frozen to death in subzero weather. The shelter immediately called MOGS to ask if we'd take Caesar's case and we said "Absolutely!" Shelter staff and MOGS volunteers swung into action and rushed him to an emergency vet. Below is a short summary of what happened from then to now. Dec. 18: rushed to emergency vet. Given fluids, antibiotics and pain meds. Stayed overnight. Unable to walk at all and had to be carried everywhere. Dec. 19: transferred to regular vet. First priority was food and rest. Goal was to stabilize his body condition so in-depth diagnositics could be done for his multiple conditions. Didn't know if he would survive and took it day by day. Named him "Caesar" -- we believed he WOULD conquer and eventually go to a loving home. Dec. 22 - got first laser treatment. Limping on his one good back leg with support, but unable to put any weight on his "bad" back leg Dec. 25 - first Christmas warm and fed!! Got his first toy, but didn't know what it was Dec. 28 - starting to "toe touch" with bad back leg (letting toe touch ground). Still no weight on that leg. Dec. 29 - gained 1.6 lbs in 11 days. Has a carefully controlled slow-weight-gain plan to avoid overwhelming his long-starved system Poor Caesar was truly a 'hot mess': he was comatose, literally frozen from sub-zero temperatures, couldn't walk and had to be carried by a stretcher, had a badly injured back leg, a screamingly-painful back end (he literally screamed at touch), a sunken eye, no teeth, bad gums, almost no fur, and was heartworm positive. He was also a living skeleton, at least 30-40 lbs underweight. How he survived the vicious winter weather and temperatures of the prior weekend was a mystery to all of us. Most shelters would have immediately euthanized a dog in Caesar's condition, but Kansas City Pet Project is different. They immediately called MOGS and asked if we would consider taking him into our rescue. We instantly said "YES!". KCPP staff and MOGS volunteers then rushed Caesar to an emergency vet for examination. We knew it was possible that he might need to be euthanized, and we held our breath as xrays were taken and bloodwork done. There were many possible explanations for his incredibly painful back end and inability to walk -- from bone cancer to an attack of some kind. But then good news came: his chest, abdomen and leg xrays were all clean - no tumors, no bone breaks or fractures. Huge sigh of relief! Then his bloodwork showed mixed results: basic organ values (kidney, liver, etc) were good, but other values (white blood cell count, etc) were elevated. Those elevated counts were consistent with malnutrition, but could also be due to other conditions. With a huge sigh of relief, we made the decision to treat him and commit to his longterm rehab. That's when we renamed him Caesar - because we felt he is a conqueror and can win this battle. PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Rueger (Trai...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 300.00. Gorgeous Rueger came into MOGS after he was seized for animal cruelty and brought into a local shelter. He's currently in a training program with Gentle Dog Training, and will be available for adoption once that is complete. Stay tuned for more information! FULL BIO COMING SOON! REUGER'S ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING RUEGER? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Zoltan

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 300.00. ZOLTAN is a stunning sable German Shepherd who's ready to find his forever family! He's a beautiful, powerful, and sometimes stubborn male working lines German Shepherd, and is considered HIGH energy. He needs extensive daily exercise playing ball - his favorite activity of all time. Zoltan has been in and out of several homes during his lifetime, and is hoping to find THE one who can match him in wit and energy, so he can finally have a place of his own to call home. Temperament Zoltan LOVES being with his family and will be wherever his people are; he's incredibly loyal and gets attached pretty quickly. He loves to meet people, and when at home, takes cues from his humans to determine if visitors are acceptable. Like a true German Shepherd, he's stubborn, and protective of his family, and he will react to any perceived threat (such as strangers yelling around family, etc). He adores ear rubs, belly rubs, and warming up his human's feet (by way of laying on them!) at the end of the day. He's also quite a talker and likes to tell his humans about things he experiences throughout his day -- reflections of objects, a bag blowing by, or even when he's enjoying some petting or a good belly rub. Zoltan is incredibly loving and bonds closely to his humans. He's quite a big lovebug, and will try sneaking up into his human's lap if allowed. Provided he gets a proper amount of exercise daily, he settles nicely and loves to sleep on his back with all 4 feet in the air while you tend to work, projects or are just relaxing. He wants to please his humans, and responds well to strong leadership and training that's consistent. He's currently in an experienced foster home with a strong leader and is doing well. Other Animals Zoltan can do well with other respectful dogs if introductions are done properly and slowly. He doesn't care for other dogs getting in his face or trying to take his ball. He has done very well with a number of other foster dogs who have come and gone through his foster homes (always with proper supervision, and gradual introductions). He's not really a player with other dogs, so will do best with another dog who respects his space, and does not challenge him. A submissive and mellow dog would be a nice match, or he would be fine as an only dog. Children No children under 15 years old; no exceptions. Medical No known medical issues. Additional Information: Adoption Requirements Experienced German Shepherd Owner/Leader 6' Privacy Fence No children under 15 years old No small dogs or cats Commitment of daily exercise, no matter the weather or busy schedules Some people might consider Zoltan as an "old" man, but even at 8 years old, he has a lot of energy and lots of life yet to live. A solid committment of energetic walks and daily ball play are the key for keeping this hunk physically and mentally balanced! One lucky family who can commit to that and strong and consistent leadership will have a true GEM of a GSD! ZOLTAN's ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING ZOLTAN? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Macy (Traini...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 300.00. MACY is an almost 8-year old, medium sized, black and tan beauty, who was surrendered to a local shelter as part of a cruelty/neglect case along with fellow MOGS dog RYDER, who has already been adopted. TEMPERAMENT *** Macy is currently in boarding due to a lack of available foster homes! Macy is looking for an experienced German Shepherd foster to stay with so we can get to know her better before finding her a great forever home. Please send an email to mogsfostermgr@gmail.com if you can help! *** OTHER ANIMALS Macy struggles to feel safe around other dogs, and has a strong small prey drive. She should be the ONLY pet in the home. CHILDREN Because of her history of severe abuse and neglect, Macy still has some unexpected reactivity, and would need to be in a home with no children. MEDICAL Macy has been diagnosed with arthritis, and will require ongoing vet care for this condition. This sweet girl does have some rough edges, and REQUIRES a strong, authoritative leader, who has experience in handling GSD's. Are you the one who can help this girl continue her journey of healing? Macy's ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING Macy? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Gigi

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Adoption Fee: 200.00. GIGI is a beautiful girl with eyes that warm your heart! G, as she is affectionately called by her adoring fans, started her life as a Kansas City street dog. At six months of age she survived on the streets with her mother where she was eventually caught by animal control and came to MOGS. But that is G's past, and thanks to a committed and experienced foster home, she's barely recognizable from those early days. TEMPERAMENT Gigi is now secure with meeting strangers and looks to her "person" for guidance. For this reason Gigi needs a dog savvy owner who will have the leadership skills necessary to recognize when she may be unsure of her surroundings. Watching her race around and play with your other dogs will give you many hours of fun and laughs - her sheer joy in being free from worry and loving life is a delight to watch. Gigi is housetrained and crate trained, and even has good leash skills. She follows several verbal and hand signal commands, and loves to please her people. She's also very agile and can climb a 4' chain link fence easily. She's very curious about what's on the other side -- especially if it happens to be her person! Because of this, a 6' privacy fence is required. Gigi has shown several "alerter" tendencies, and will seek out her foster mom for help for the other dogs, and especially when the water and food bowls are empty! OTHER ANIMALS Gigi loves her big foster brother, who is a very large GSD, as well as her foster sisters, and needs to have a doggy buddy in her new home to wrestle and play with! A medium-to-large doggy friend with a similar energy level will be an ideal playmate! Gigi has been cat tested, and basically ignores them. CHILDREN Gigi would do best with children 12 or older who can be respectful of their canine family members, and not try to startle or force her to do things too quickly. MEDICAL No known medical issues. GiGi is looking for the perfect family to complete her rags to riches story! Could that be you? GIGI's ADOPTION FEE: $200 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING GIGI? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Maxine

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Adoption Fee: 250.00. MAXINE aka “Maxie” to her foster mom is a petite and adorable 2.5 year old German Shepherd mix. She was surrendered by her owner when she needed a costly surgical procedure and medical attention, and the owner simply couldn't afford it. She had a prolapsed rectum due to having had diarrhea for an extended period of time that wasn't addressed. She was also extremely emaciated, and full of parasites. The good news is, she's on the great road to recover. Now living a happy and MUCH healthier, normal life in foster care, this cutie is on the search for her perfect family! Temperament Maxine is a soft-eared sweetheart, who is very loving and bonds with her people quickly. She is also a very well-mannered dog. She waits for permission to eat, to come through the door from the outside, now walks well on a leash with a gentle leader, is house trained, and crate trained. She likes to give doggie kisses, and is quite a talker – she is a “happy barker” and just wants to “talk” the ear off her foster mom about how happy she is that her people are home for the day from work, and how much she loves them. She really enjoys car rides, and going out to places with her foster family. She will even share all of the exciting things that she sees as you drive by! Other Animals Maxie has a favorite green bouncy ball which she loves to play with, but may need some practice sharing toys with other dogs. She does gets along well with her other foster siblings, but may be just fine as an only dog. Maxine has not yet been tested with cats. Children Unknown at this time Medical After a long recovery following surgery Maxine has put on weight and her health is now in a steady state. She does best when fed 3-4 times a day and will need to be kept on a special diet- both of these help avoid flare ups of her IBD. She can occasionally be fed just twice a day, but would not recommend it long term. Maxie is a sweetheart of a dog who needs just a little extra medical awareness/attention, and LOTS of love! Do you have a heart big enough for this girl? MAXINE'S ADOPTION FEE: $250 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING MAXINE? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Sydney

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Adoption Fee: 250.00. SYDNEY is an adorable medium-sized GSD/Heeler mix girl who deserves the amazing forever home she's been dreaming of! She was picked up as a stray on the streets in Missouri, and is in a much better place now, while she waits to find her forever family. Temperament Sydney is a very timid girl who has shown to have a wonderful, gentle and playful soul once she begins to warm up and lets you see her true personality! She does get easily spooked by loud or sudden noises as well as sudden movements by people. She's not aggressive in any way, and would do best in a home with very patient owners who will promise to take her out and slowly socialize her on a regular basis. She needs to see the big world around her isn't so frightening, especially when she's with the ones she loves! Sydney walks great on a leash, and is learning basic commands in her foster home. She's house trained, and while she doesn't love the kennel, she actually does well when she has to be in one. Children Sydney startles and scares easily, so cannot match her with young kids. Respectful kids age 15 and older only. Other Animals Sydney wants to be around other dogs, but is not quite sure how to act towards them at times. She does show a little dominance at times, so will need an attentive owner who knows how to read doggie body language, and proper introductions to other dogs. Sydney was cat-tested, and simply ignored the cat, so we believe she'll be fine with cats and small dogs, with proper supervision. Medical No health concerns! SYDNEY's ADOPTION FEE: $250 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING SYDNEY? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Hunter

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 300.00. HUNTER is a beautiful approximately 8-9-year-old German Shepherd. He has a solid build at 95 pounds, a normal coated black and tan guy, but mostly black with adorable tan eyebrows. Temperament Hunter LOVES to play with balls of all sizes and Frisbees, according to his foster mom. He will chase them and carry them around in the yard, as well as chase with some fellow foster fur-siblings. Hunter is pretty laid back in the house, not necessarily a Velcro dog but will definitely keep tabs on his people and maintain a clear line of sight. Hunter is crate trained, potty trained, and knows some basic commands such as “sit”, and is working on “down” and more in his excellent foster home. Hunter has had some ear infections and at times they wonder if he has slightly damaged hearing, or if he’s just being ornery with selective hearing. Other Animals He does well with other dogs his size and can do well with smaller dogs when closely supervised. Hunter is a big boy and does enjoy playing but doesn’t quite know his size so he could be a little on the rough side for small dogs and children. He has been cat tested and shows some curiosity, but corrects quickly and easily. Children Unknown at this time Medical Hunter is an older boy, but with plenty of years ahead of him! His hips give him some trouble so it’s unlikely he would be a dog to jump a fence, or able to be too active in ways that strain his hips. He has been able to dig under a chain-link fence, so he will need monitored outside if the fence is not really secure. He is fighting some bad allergies that have caused his ear infections, and is working on getting those issues figured out in foster care. Other than that, Hunter is a lovable big boy just waiting for his perfect home. Will you be the lucky one to win gorgeous Hunter’s heart? DOGS: Good with dogs his size, will require slower introductions to smaller dogs CATS: Curious about cats, but corrects when re-directed KIDS: Unknown at this time If you're looking for a gorgeous, wonderful German Shepherd who will love you forever, Hunter may be your ideal family member! HUNTER'S ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING HUNTER? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Raven

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Adoption Fee: 300.00. RAVEN is a stunningly beautiful, young, coated GSD who was VERY badly abused by someone. She came to us from a shelter where she was left, and she was utterly terrified of human beings. She simply shut down when people came near. She had to be carried everywhere: to the vet clinic, to the car, to her foster home. THEN: Her First Weeks At first Raven hid in her crate in her foster home and only came out when slowly made to on a long lead to go potty. Each time was a 30 minute process to slowly coax her out, and her foster mom discovered that by crawling partway into the crate, talking to her, and rubbing the inside of her back leg, she would relax enough to come on the leash. She immediately tried to run and hide in the yard and freaked out on the leash. After pottying she broke all speeds record flying past her foster mom to get back to her crate. Once safely back in her crate, she plastered herself to the back and hardly moved a muscle. In her first 10 days she refused to move from the back of her crate. She also refused to eat or driink while humans were around, so we had to leave food and water overnight to make sure she ate and drank. She literally broke our hearts. Then, after the first 10 days, she suddenly began to panic in her crate and ripped at the front of it to get out. Yet she still didn't want to be around humans and had to be on a long lead all the time. NOW: Still Shy But Playful & Loving Life She's made good progress. After a month of gentle coaxing and letting her take things at her own pace, Raven was loose with 3 other large dogs in the foster pack and was much better around her foster mom. She loves other dogs and they're her comfort zone. She has came out of her shell completely with her foster mom but can still be very shy around strangers and in new situations. She also still runs away at certain types of noises, startling easily with unfamiliar circumstances and bolting quickly quickly at sudden movements or noises. Her crate has become her safe place and she voluntarily goes in it much of the time with the dog remaining open. She must have access to a large, comfortable crate at all times. Raven will continue to be a flight risk for some time to come, until her trust in humans is fully restored. Once bonded, though, she looks to her humans for fun and approval and tons of pets and belly rubs!!! Our best guess is that once bonded she wouldn't leave her humans unless suddenly startled. ENERGY LEVEL She has a nice, moderate energy level. She LOVES to play in the yard with the other dogs and given her choice she'll spend a lot of time in the yard. But she's very calm indoors and settles beautifully. She can get mischievious from time to time, grabbing a shoe and gently mouthing it. THE BOTTOM LINE 1. CONTINUING WORK: Raven has come a very long way and her new family will need to continue the work. We've established a baseline of trust in the foster home, and the new family will need to extend that not only to their family but also to the 'outside world'. Raven apparently never knew human kindness in her life before coming to us, so she's really just starting her journey to learn to trust humans. She still ducks her head when approaching or being approached (though it's much better these days!) and does best when invited to approach you by gently calling her and often bending down to do it. If the other dogs come up to you, Raven will come up readily but when they leave Raven often does too. She has become more outgoing about asking for pets and love and belly rubs - a great sign! 2. YOU MUST HAVE ANOTHER DOG IN THE HOUSE. She MUST have another dog of approximately her size and play level, a dog who's already confident and secure. She needs a play buddy and a guide, teacher, and mentor. Raven follows the other dogs and does what they do. The other dog in her new family will be her comfort zone at first, until she bonds with the humans. The only reason she's made such good progress to date is by following the lead of the other dogs in her foster home. 3. PATIENCE & GENTLENESS: Raven's new family MUST have patience, a quiet and gentle touch, and the willingness to let Raven emerge from her abuse in her own time. She CAN NOT BE FORCED - she will retreat. She can only learn to trust people with continued time and experience. Raven will be a truy stunning dog when she comes into her own. Once or twice she's "pranced" for a short distance in the yard, and seems to be carefree for just a few seconds. In those times she's magnificent. But it will be a slow journey, and she needs the love and patience of a kind, gentle family to break through her former abuse and get it behind her. OTHER Raven has a spark of true GSD in her. She has one special buddy in the foster home, and when one of the other dogs played too roughly with her special buddy Raven misunderstood. She thought the dog was being mean to her buddy and was immediately on her feet and in the dog's face, barking and air snapping at the dog (who immediately stopped). She also reacted through the fence to a neighbor dog who's dog aggressive, and charges the fence barking. We found out Raven can jump high -- she tried to get her paws on the top of the 6' fence! Raven has a wonderful deep GSD bark and will bark at people who approach "her" door, so she'll make a good alert dog. Otherwise we haven't seen anything but friendliness and playfulness from Raven. She does ok on leash but we haven't done a lot of work with her on that yet. She is largely crate trained (needs to be crated next to another dog) and mostly potty trained (if there's a spot that smells of other dogs and she's left too long, she will use that spot). MEDICAL Raven has gained weight and is in great shape. She was heartworm positive but has been treated and is completely healthy. She's spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots. DOGS: YES. MUST HAVE A DOGGIE PLAY BUDDY who is confident and can teach and mentor Raven! Medium size or large dog who can play/wrestle with her CATS: Unknown. Would have to be tested. KIDS: No small children due to the noise and chaos that would terrify Raven even more. Kids 10 and up only. FENCE: MUST HAVE A 6' PHYSICAL FENCE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY SECURE - Raven is a flight risk and will be for some time. She can also jump high. IDEAL FAMILY: A patient, loving family who will continue to guide her on her journey to trust and confidence. A family with another dog who will be her play buddy, best friend, and role model. A family who will be gentle and encouraging, and never lose patience with Raven as she works through the final stages of her fear and distrust. A family willing to help her fully blossom into the incredible dog she really is. If you want to help a terrified, abused German Shepherd heal and love her forever, RAVEN may just be the dog you're looking for! RAVEN's ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING RAVEN? Complete an Adoption Application Now! PLEASE READ THIS: We're picky about our adopters! GSDs are not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort and training. They shed all year round. They're big and scare lots of people. They "mouth" and are usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time applying. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard). One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car. Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!! You're required to make a lifetime commitment. Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply. What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up? If you move? If you have a child? You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog. We expect you to keep it! It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. Have Questions? Email us at mogsrescue@gmail.com Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.
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