Zoltan - German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

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Organization Name: Missouri German Shepherd Rescue
Location: Kansas City, MO 64113
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Male Male
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Zoltan

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Kansas City, MO 64112
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
Activity Level Highly Active
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  • Housetrained
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. ZOLTAN is an absolutely stunning German Shepherd, 85 lbs of gorgeous energy. He's a beautiful, powerful, stubborn sable GSD from working lines and is HIGH energy. He needs extensive daily exercise playing ball - his favorite activity of all time. By extensive exercise we mean at least 1 full hour each day. His former owners played ball with him twice a day for 30 minutes each, and in bad weather had him jump a bar stool 200 times. He’s tolerating the lower activity level in his foster home pretty well, but long term he needs at least an hour of intense activity every day. Zoltan truly LOVES being with his family and will be wherever you are. He's incredibly loyal and attached to his people. He adores ears rubs and belly rubs. He's fine with visitors to the house and just wants to play, BUT a stranger entering his house/yard alone, without a family member, would probably regret it. He's protective of his family, and like a true GSD will react to any perceived threat (such as strangers yelling around "his" kids or family, etc). He proudly patrols the yard (ball in mouth) and lets you know when something's amiss. He chases every little creature out there. He's crate trained, house trained, and has excellent house manners. You can leave him out free in the house while you're gone -- he's the best alarm system you could get The only thing he's done while left free in the foster home is get into an open-topped wastebasket. Zoltan was raised with 5 kids ages 7 and up, including a special needs child. We were told he automatically adjusted his play level to the child - gentle with small kids and roughhousing with the teenage boys. He is used to a lively, constantly-active home and will easily tolerate a busy, active household. But we've also been impressed at how well he’s adjusted to the quiet foster home he's in (no kids, single person household, other dogs). He's doing well but definitely needs a higher activity level in his forever home. NOTE: For a few months Zoltan was adopted to a family with 3 small kids. He did have an incident in which he bit a visiting child who was screaming and playing outdoors. It appears this was due to two things: (1) complete lack of supervision by adults, and (2) a total lack of exercise for over 4 months. The bite was minor, but due to this incident we require that Zoltan go to a home with older kids only, 15 yrs and up. Zoltan likes to chew on toys, and would love to have antlers or other large bones he can safely chew on. He's crazy for "Jolly balls" (used for horses but loved by many dogs). No soft toys or ropes -he chews and swallows them. Zoltan's main issue is that in addition to needing regular daily activity, he gets frenzied about cars and often reacts to strange animals. We're gradually desensitizing him to car rides and he's making progress. His leash manners aren't great and he's extremely reactive on leash to passing cars and to certain types of dogs (those who get in his face, especially male dogs). He has a high prey drive for small animals. He's extremely strong and needs someone who will work consistently with him on walks and in cars to de-sensitize him to the big wide world he was never previously allowed to see. His owners didn't walk him much, and his foster's schedule is such that she doesn't walk him much either. With daily walking, STRONG LEADERSHIP, and consistent training, he can and will learn public manners. For those reasons, Zoltan is a bit of a "project dog". He REQUIRES A STRONG CANINE LEADER who's used to dealing with large, powerful, strong-willed, high-energy dogs!! OTHER ANIMALS: he can be pushy and his first reaction may be to dominate. He doesn't tolerate other dogs in his face or trying to take his ball. On the other hand, he's gotten along very well with a number of other foster dogs who have come and gone through his foster home, though always with proper and gradual introductions. He MUST have strong leadership and gradual introductions (meaning up to several weeks of crate and rotate). Riggo should not be with another dog who's dominant/alpha or reactive, who fails to respect his space or challenges him. He does occasionally PLAY with a female foster sibling, but that requires a non-dominant female that he's gotten to know gradually and will be appropriate. Given the right personality, Zoltan would actually love a doggie buddy as long as it's the right personality! He was raised with a female standard poodle, and lived for 5 months with a large mix breed senior male. In addition, his foster at one time had a 20 lb foster dog, and with strong leadership and supervision Zoltan respected that dog too. He originally lived with a female standard poodle mix and loved to play in the yard with her (but tried to mount her indoors). On the few occasions when he's gotten into a tiff with another dog in his foster home, he corrects well and pretty easily - but it requires vigilance. Overall, Zoltan has an air of intensity and dominance that other dogs often don't like. For that reason, WE RECOMMEND NON-DOMINANT OR MELLOW DOGS ONLY, AND MEDIUM TO LARGER DOGS ONLY. We are huge advocates of NOT RUSHING things - for the good of everyone, the success of the dog, and general safety. Zoltan is a very smart working-lines GSD who had no leadership in his first 5 years. His owners had no idea how to handle him and were not leaders. He was also in one adoptive home for several months, but was not exercised or given the leadership promised, and it resulted in pent-up energy and an incident with a visiting child. For that reason, we now recommend older children only. Zoltan absolutely MUST have STRONG canine leadership and consistent daily exercise!! That said, Zoltan is incredibly loving and bonds closely to his humans. He's something of a big lovebug and would come up in your lap if allowed. He likes to be outdoors but likes even better to be with you. He settles nicely and loves to sleep on his back with all 4 feet in the air while you're working. He wants to please you and responds well to strong leadership and training that's consistent. He's currently in an experienced foster home with a strong leader and doing well. Zoltan's story is sad. His owner bought him while the spouse was stationed overseas. They wanted "protection" for their large family and bought a working lines German Shepherd (high energy, intense, needs a job to do) without knowing anything about them. As Zoltan grew, they tried to return him to the breeder. Sadly they'd bought him from a puppy mill, which of course refused to take him back. Instead, the puppy miller bribed the family to keep Zoltan by saying they could have pick of the next litter if they kept him. SIDENOTE: Please adopt, do NOT buy from breeders! Thousands of German Shepherds are dying in shelters every yearr. German Shepherds are the #2 homeless dog in America due to overbreeding and have been for 5 straight years. The suffering and dying can easily be stopped if dog owners refuse to buy from stores and breeders. The owner tried to train Zoltan in basic obedience, but it didn't work due to lack of leadership skills. He grew up with the family and lived with them for 5 years, til they moved out of state and abandoned him. They called MoGS just 8 hours before they moved across country to the Ft. Bragg NC area for work as a military contractor. Their excuse for dumping Zoltan was "They don't do fences there" ... an outrageous lie. We strongly encouraged the owners to keep looking for a home with a fence or to put one up, and even offered to arrange a no-cost, all-volunteer transport to get Zoltan from KS to NC for them. When the family called us, we toldl them we were full, had no room, and could not take Zoltan. Instead we offered to help them in two ways: 1. Arrange low-cost boarding while they sorted out their fencing situation and/or found him a home. 2. Courtesy list him on our website. We did both. In return they agreed to keep looking for a home for Zoltan, and to try putting up a fence at their new home. Tragically, they made no effort to do either one. Once they drove out of town and abandoned him, they barely gave him a thought. At our insistence they paid 1 month's boarding in advance. Later, after being reminded the boarding bill was past due, they paid a 2nd month's boarding and then announced they would NOT pay any more for him. They expected total strangers to pay for their dog and save their family member from dying. We watched Zoltan's heartbroken face day by day. We were forced to pay his remaining boarding bill of $500. It was weeks before the family even inquired how Zoltan was doing. When they finally did call the kennel, they coldly told staff they "thought he was already dead" - as casually as if discussing the weather. Staff were shocked and reported the call to us. Zoltan's so-called 'family' used him, discarded him, and didn't care if he lived or died. Meantime, he was deteriorating in boarding. Volunteers tried to help by walking him, but he was so strong and his leash manners so bad they couldn't. After 4 months he began to go kennel crazy. He twirled in place and chewed the tip of his tail bloody. We stepped in to help. We tried everything we knew to heal his tail: bought many different collars, wrapped his tail (what a sight), and treated him with anti-biotics. He quickly broke through the collars and resumed chewing his tail bloody. Our only option was a foster home. Due to his issues with other dogs and his need for very strong leadership, there was only one foster home we could put him in and that home was full. Sadly and with great heartache, we bumped another abused dog out of that foster home and gave her slot to Zoltan instead. It wasn't fair and the other dog suffered greatly in boarding, but it was the only thing we could do to keep Zoltan alive. We cared about his life, even if his ex-'family' didn't. We turned heaven and earth to help this owner's dog. We - total strangers - stepped up when Zoltan's so-called family turned their backs on him. Once in the foster home, we triple-collared him and tried anything to heal his tail. See the last pictures below for some of the comic results! The tail wraps and doggie pants failed, but the triple-collars did the trick. He wore them 3 weeks and they were falling apart (all that duct tape), but his tail finally healed and the fur grew back. So MOGS has paid his expenses and taken responsibility for him, even bumping another dog who had been waiting much longer and suffered because of it. Why? Because his owners walked away and abandoned him. Because one spouse wanted to partially fence their new yard in another state, but the other spouse pitched a fit and said "no way" because he'd wanted rid of Zoltan all along and lied about it. The move was the perfect excuse to get rid of him. Zoltan was going to die - the boarding kennel would have been forced to declare him abandoned and send him to the pound to be euthanized. We couldn't stomach the thought. So we took a deep breath and stepped up to the plate. We saved this healthy, great dog from an early death at the hands of cold, unloving owners who used him and dumped him. When we asked them to sign an owner release form, they sent a nasty, indignant letter claiming they hadn’t owned Zoltan since the day they left town, expressed fake outrage that he spent so long in boarding, and cried crocodile tears about how much distress they had suffered knowing he had ‘chewed his tail off’ (which is not at all what we told them). They actually said they hoped we would euthanize him. So although Zoltan lost his first family, he's been better off with strangers who actually love him. And now we're searching for a true FOREVER family for Zoltan. One who understands loyalty - and LIVES it. One who understands love - and LIVES it. One who will never dump, abandon, or quit on him because he's no longer convenient or needed to "protect" them. Are YOU such a family? Are YOU outstanding canine leaders who know what "commitment" and "lifetime" mean? In sum, Zoltan is a gorgeous, regal dog with a true German Shepherd personality: protective, strong willed, highly intelligent, high energy. He’s also very loving, fun, goofy in some ways, good with kids, and very bonded to his family. HE REQUIRES VERY STRONG CANINE LEADERSHIP. AND DAILY EXERCISE. Are YOU the special family who will share your lives with Zoltan, and show him what true commitment and lifetime loyalty mean? Only one very fortunate family will have the chance! FENCING: MANDATORY - must have a 6 ft fence minimum. Zoltan MUST be exercised vigorously at least one hour EVERY DAY with games of ball and similar workouts. He must have a large yard to be able to run and stretch his legs DOGS: Can live with the right dog -- non-dominant, friendly. Medium or larger dogs only. Has a high prey drive for small animals though we have seen some evidence that he can learn to live with a slightly smaller dog. VERY GRADUAL INtRODUCTIONS AND STRONG LEADERSHIP REQUIRED. Can be leash-aggressive to other dogs. CATS: NO CATS KIDS: Ages 15 and up. While he was raised with 5 children including a disabled child (approx. 7 yrs and up), he did have an incident in his temporary adoptive home with a visiting neighbor child. Although that incident was due to almost 5 months of almost total inactivity and pent-up energy along with a lack of leadership, we deem it wise to limit his new family to those with older children only IDEAL FAMILY: an ACTIVE family who will exercise him and mentally stimulate him daily WITHOUT FAIL. Zoltan needs to expend his energy! An only pet household, or one with a medium to large, non-dominant dog who won't challenge him. A family with strong canine leaders who won't allow him to be in charge, and will continue to exercise the oversight and control Zoltan needs when in the presence of another animal (or cars when on leash). A family who loves a high-spirited, energetic, strong willed GSD who is also goofy, loving and funny. If you're looking for a highly active, highly intelligent, stubborn, loving German Shepherd who is simply spectacular, AND if you can provide daily exercise and excellent canine leadership, ZOLTAN may be your dream buddy! 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 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

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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Pippa

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. PIPPA is an adorable young GSD pup who's had a rough start to her life! At just 8 weeks old, she was surrendered by her owner to a local shelter indicating she had been climbing his fence and escaping. It turns out she never had a fence issue, she actually had a birth defect and her internal plumbing wasn’t in the correct place. She was in the shelter's foster care program for around a month while they tried to figure out what was causing the problem. MOGS ended up taking her in and putting her through surgery to correct the problem. Now she is a happy, goofy, playful teenager! TEMPERAMENT Pippa is a super-sweet girl! She was a little unsure of her foster family when she first arrived, but after a few hours of being leashed to her foster Dad, she started to realize she had nothing to fear (except maybe a bath!), and they could be trusted. When new guests come into the house, she watches from a safe distance but trusts her humans to watch out for her. Pippa is the ideal walking partner. She is very gentle on a leash and doesn’t pull even on a flat collar. She could easily be a running buddy if her new home would take some time to work her up to the distances. She loves to lie under her foster Dad’s computer desk while he works or next to her foster Mom’s project table. She is perfect as a companion pup! She has the most adorable face and wet nose, and wants nothing more than to play. Play with her humans, play with toys, play with other dogs, just PLAY. She even tries soliciting her resident cat to play by play bowing to him and trotting down the hallway next to him! Similar to a cat, Pippa has evening crazies and LOVES bouncing around the backyard or playing in the living room. She doesn’t understand why everyone likes fetch so much, but will politely get the ball when asked. She adores throwing the ball up in the air for herself and racing around with it. If left unattended she finds a washcloth to carry around the house and lay with. She never damages them but looks pretty cute with it carried daintily by her front teeth. Pippa will need strong and attentive leaders in her forever home to help her learn how to be a good doggie citizen. She does well meeting new dogs and loves to play but doesn’t know when to back down from a dominant dog. Like all GSDs, occasionally she tries testing her boundaries. In the past, Pippa has shown some issues with possessiveness of her food bowl, but her foster parents have found a way to modify her behavior. She will now sit or lay on command and wait for her dinner, whether it is a bowl or a treat. OTHER ANIMALS Pippa LOVES other dogs, and will be a great playmate! If Pippa will have another dog in the house, we recommend a non-dominant dog. She has proven reliable with dogs ranging in size from 20 pounds and up, but a dog of similar size is the best for play time. She's proven OK with her two resident cats and neighborhood cats in the backyard, although we always recommend supervision. MEDICAL Pippa has been in foster care since May of 2015 and has had several surgeries and procedures to correct her plumbing issue. It’s important to know that she will have occasional urinary tract infections throughout her life but is otherwise healthy and happy. Her foster parents were surprised to discover that she lets them know when she is having an issue and is very cooperative when asked to take medicine. Her adopting family must have a good relationship with their veterinarian and commit to providing excellent ongoing veterinary care for Pippa. Pippa is a very sweet girl, and will be a great companion dog for one very lucky family! PIPPA'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 PIPPA? 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.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Raven

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. RAVEN is a stunningly beautiful, young, coated GSD who was badly abused by someone. She came to us from a shelter where she was left, and was utterly terrified of human beings. She simply shut down when people came near. We had to carry her to the shelter's vet clinic, and carry her to our cars. THEN At first Raven hid in her crate in her foster home, and only came out when slowly made to on a long leash to go potty. After pottying she literally broke the Indy 500 speed record flying past her foster mom to get back in her crate, where she plastered herself to the back and hardly moved a muscle. During her first 10 days, Raven refused to move from the back of her crate, or to eat/driink while humans were around. She broke our hearts. NOW She's making good progress. After a month of gentle coaxing and letting her take things at her own pace, Raven is loose with the 3 other large dogs in the foster pack, and is much better around her foster mom. She's still extremely shy of people, and startles and bolts 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 restored. ENERGY LEVEL Right now Raven is low energy. However, we see little sparks and signs that indicate she'll definitely be a normally active young GSD once she gets comfortable and starts to trust humans / feel safe. She will have more energy than she has now, a normal level for an 18 month old. THE BOTTOM LINE 1. Raven is a "project dog" who is just starting on her journey to learn how to trust humans. She still ducks her head when approaching or being approached, and has to be invited to approach you by gently calling her and often bending down to do it. If the other dogs are going up to their human, Raven will come up readily but when they leave so does Raven. 2. YOU MUST HAVE ANOTHER DOG IN THE HOUSE - a dog who is already confident and secure, and will be not just Raven's buddy but her guide, teacher, and mentor. Raven follows the other dogs and does what they do at all times. The only reason she's made such good progress to date is by following the lead of the other dogs in the foster pack. 3. 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. RAVEN CAN NOT BE FORCED - she must learn to trust people, and that can only happen with 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 Interestingly she doesn't seem to understand doggie play -- when one of her foster pack played roughly with another one that Raven is special buddies with, Raven misunderstood and thought the dog was being mean to her buddy. She was immediately on her feet and in the dog's face, barking and air snapping at the dog (who immediately stopped). Raven has just started gentle play with her special buddy, who is smaller than she is by 20 lbs or more. Other than this misinterpretation, we haven't seen a single bit of aggressive reactivity from Raven. We have not taken her leash walking outside the yard yet, and expect to try that soon. In fact, if you've considered adopting two dogs please know that Raven is VERY attached to the white dog in the pictures. Sydney, a heeler/shepherd mix, is Raven's special buddy and the two would make a wonderful pair! She is crate trained and mostly potty trained. MEDICAL Raven waa heartworm positive and received treatment. This required 30 days of "doggie bed rest", in which she needed to remain quiet as the heartworms die off and out of her system. After that, she's free to get back to normal activity. Raven is not yet highy active, because she's still too scared to simply let loose and be a dog, so keeping her quiet for 30 days was an easy task. Raven has completed her heartworm treatment and will need to be tested in next year. DOGS: YES. MUST HAVE A DOGGIE BUDDY who is a confident and can teach and mentor Raven! Medium size or larger dog ideal CATS: Unknown. Would have to be tested. KIDS: No small children due to the noise and chaos that would terrify Raven even more. Kids 15 and up only. FENCE: MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL FENCE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY SECURE - Raven is a flight risk and will be for quite some time. 6 ft fence STRONGLY PREFERRED! IDEAL FAMILY: A patient, loving family who will let Raven emerge gradually from her fear of humans and abuse. A family with another dog who is confident and secure, and will set the example Raven so badly needs as well as be her lifetime buddy. A family who will never lose patience with Raven as she works through her fear and distrust, and blossoms into the wonderful personality we see small signs of. 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 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.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Fresno

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. FRESNO is a young, utterly adorable all-white GSD who was surrendered along with 5 other dogs by a backyard breeder. He had not been socialized outside of the home, and had never even worn a collar or been on-leash! He was anxious and terrified -- he dropped to the ground out of fear of the unknown. He broke our hearts. Temperament Fresno is a charmer who will work his magic on you the minute you meet him. He's a unique boy with a head tilt that is unusual but somehow adorable. Fresno has opened up and discovered what it's like to be a real dog! He really enjoys the company of his foster fur-siblings and would love to have a doggiei buddy to play with! He's learned the art of playing with toys and how to fetch a ball. He was always around other GSDs in his previous home, and now in his foster home. Fresno is a tall boy! He does have a bit of stranger-danger, but is working hard with his foster family to become more social and accepting of new people and experiences. He truly is a gentle dog in spirit, with both animals and people -- though he loves to play hard with other dogs! Other Animals Fresno LOVES to play with other large breed dogs! He does like to play rough, so would do best with a dog of similar energy level and play style. Small dogs and cats need to be tested, although we will likely NOT recommend them, simply due to his rough play. Medical Fresno has a slight head tilt that we had evaluated by a board-certified neurologist at Blue Pearl. He believes the tilt is either genetic or the result of some trauma as a very young puppy (possibly sat on by mom, etc). The good news is that it does not in any way affect his health, his temperament, or his plain old joy in living. And sometimes it makes him look so downright adorable you just want to run up and hug all over him. One VERY unique and special family will share the rest of his life -- is that YOU?? Is this your lucky day? Apply now! FRESNO'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 FRESNO? 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.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Stewart

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. STEWART is a big, gorgeous, hunka-hunka German Shepherd who's something of a gentle giant. And older gentleman, he's tall, elegant and sweet as all get out. He loves being loved on, getting ear and butt rubs, and generally being spoiled. Back Story Stewart was a stray who ended up in shelter -- starved to the bone. He was a walking skeleton, severely down in the back end, and missing most of his fur. He was infested with fleas all over his body, had eye discharges, and labored breathing. It was literally a wonder he was still alive. This sweet boy had been on the streets for many months, struggling to stay alive. We'll never know how he managed. What we do know is he did survive -- he quietly refused to give up. He knew there was a better life waiting for him and he was right. His wonderful foster home has slowly put weight back on him, helped him gradually exercise and rebuild his strength, and brought out the lover in him. He's flea-free, breathing easy, and clear-eyed to better see the loving new world around him. And now he's ready for his very own forever family who will love, cherish and care for him for the rest of his life! Stewart has regained a great deal of strength in his back end and now runs in the yard with the other dogs in his foster home, though he bunny hops on his back legs. He can handle a few stairs but needs a home with few to no stairs. He also has a sensitive tummy and needs a bland diet, likely due to years of neglect and months on the street. Other Animals & Children Stewart enjoys the company of the other dogs in his foster home (large and small) but could easily be an only dog. He hasn't been around cats or small kids and would need to be tested, but we believe he'll do well - he seems to get along with everyone. However, we recommend a home with no small kids simply due to the overall energy/activity level of small children, and the fact that small kids zooming around could accidentally hit/hurt his back end. Stewart is a quiet, calm survivor of the streets. He deserves his own slice of heaven on earth for his remaining years, witih a loving family who will spoil him and make this gentle giant comfortable. He needs someone with a mellow household who's looking for a loving companion, not a hiking or running buddy. He MUST have a home with few to no stairs. Are YOU that family? Is your heart big enough to give him a home and love for the rest of his life? Are YOU his angels? If your heart is as big as this sweet-to-the-core boy, apply now! Medical Stewart is a simple senior now, and has the issues that sometimes come with seniors. His back end is not that of a young pup, so he will do best with someone who can provide daily nutritional supplements and a high quality diet / nutrition plan to help him live out his golden years in style and comfort! Stewart'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 Stewart? 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.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Chief

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Chief is an absolute gentle giant on the prowl for his forever home! He came to MOGS after being picked up as a stray by a local rescue. At about 5 years old, Chief is very confused about why his life is being turned upside down, but with the great help of his fosters, he is on his way to a shiny new life! Temperament Chief is a large stately dog, but on top of that stout body is a pair of big ol’ floppy ears, giving a hint as to just how loving he is. He's quite a large shepherd and still has some weight to gain, but he’s an absolute sweet heart. Without knowing what Chief’s previous life was like, we’re left to guess from his current behaviors what he might have been through. He will cower some if reached out to suddenly which tells us he may have endured some form of abuse in his life. He is not a high energy dog and doesn’t seem to have been very active in his past life. His energy level is already improving some with consistent feedings and gradually increasing his exercise, he has learned to LOVE his walks! He enjoys a well-paced walk where he can put his sniffer to good use, but isn’t a marathon runner. He might jog a bit every now and then, but he won’t be winning any contests for speed! But that’s ok, he loooves getting to stretch out and when encouraged will run alongside or up to you for some nice pets! He's a big goof ball and thinks it is so fun to gallop and roll in the grass, just loving his new life! His physical condition and energy rates lead us to believe he was not properly exercised or allowed a lot of room to stretch out, possibly crated for much of his life. He could gain some more energy back once he’s put on a little weight and built up some muscle, but don’t worry, his heart is beating strong and ready to love! Chief was temp- fostered with a high energy 3-year-old MOGS alum shepherd. He doesn’t particularly like when dogs approach his face, but most of the time he will simply turn his head and walk away. If a dog were to pester him or continue to nose at his face he may react poorly, given the situation and his comfort level. If his foster sister would get hyper and want to run around the yard he doesn’t seem to understand why, or what playing really is. He gets nervous and will run at her barking to make her stop, but hasn’t ever crossed the line to nipping or biting. We believe with time and closely monitored playtime, he can get comfortable enough that this doesn’t bother him as much. He’s already showing some improvement after correction during these episodes. On the other hand, he can walk on a leash for miles practically touching his foster sister face to face and not show an ounce of discomfort or nervousness. Because of this, we believe he would do best with a fur sibling of low to medium energy levels. Chief doesn’t show signs of being trained with any basic commands, so he’s starting to learn those in his foster home. He is crate trained, although he needs a little work to really trust his crate, and potty trained, and does decent on a leash. At first he was pretty anxious when he got to his new foster home and really wanted outside to try to find his way back to somewhere he was familiar with. Because of this, a fenced yard is strongly recommended, and constant leashing when outside of a fence until he has learned to love his new family and permanent home. He doesn’t know how to play with dog toys, How about YOU run after the ball, human, is more like it right now. But Chief has started to lay on a dog bed for the very first time since being in his foster home, this is a big step for him! We’re so glad he’s learning to be loved and comfortable, he’s going to be a spectacular dog for the right family. Chief hasn’t been tested with very young children, but does find around middle aged children. Because of his discomfort around a high energy situation, small children will need to be tested as well. Chief is an absolute lover of people and is ready to find his new home where he can grow and learn how great life should be! Medical No known medical issues. He came to us very underweight, and could stand to gain another 10lbs or so to have a much healthier look. Other Animals Large, calm dogs with moderate energy levels OK, small dogs and cats will need to be tested. CHIEF'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 CHIEF? 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.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Inga

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. INGA is a beautiful, fluffy little girl, who's been mostly blind since birth. She was surrendered to a local shelter by her owners, who claimed they didn't have time for her anymore. But...she's an easy-going and undemanding dog with an incredibly gentle personality! And since she can't see much, she was terrified at the shelter with the chaos of noise and smells. Temperament Inga really is a gem of a GSD! She's soft, loving, and very lovable! She loves people, and enjoys regular walks, snuggles, and general human attention. Other Animals Inga does just fine with other animals -- including cats! -- but since she isn't able to see much, she does need some extra space when it comes to other dogs. She would do best in a home where other dogs are respectful and share the space well. She can become a bit snappy with other dogs if they rush her, get in her face, or otherwise slam into her as she goes about her home and yard. She does actually love to play and romp around with other dogs -- she loves to hang out with one of her foster fur-siblings! She would be just fine as an only pet as well. Medical Inga has been mostly blind since birth, and gets along very well! No other known medical issues. INGA'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 INGA? 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.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Sydney

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. 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 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.
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    • Anatolian Shepherd-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Boomer (Cour...

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      Breed: Anatolian Shepherd-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: Anatolian Shepherd / Labrador Retriever / Mixed. NOTE: This is a courtesy post for another rescue. MOGS is handling the processing of any inquiries but all decisions will be made by the othe rescue. BOOMER is a gentle giant of a guy, who was found wandering around stray and taken to a small shelter. We know only a little about him, but we know is heartbreaking: he appears to have lived alone all his life he's "very sweet and gentle" (per shelter staff) he's leery of people although it's clear he'd love to be loved he's played very well with a puppy and was great - played "like an older dog", i.e., he played but was laid back about it Best Guess: Boomer spent most of his life thrown in a backyard with no one to love him and no companionship Boomer is between 80-90 lbs and a gorgeous tan dog with beautiful ears and a big old grin. He's desperately in need of a forever home and family! IS THAT YOU? DOGS: So far seems to do well. Has not been tested with all sizes/types of dogs yet but did great with a rambunctious puppy CATS: Unknown, would have to be tested KIDS: Unknown, would have to be tested IDEAL FAMILY: A fairly quiet, stable environment where he can relax, stay inside and be comfy, and life surrounded by love! At this time we do not recommend small kids due to his size and the fact that we don't know his background. If you're looking for a gorgeous big hunk of a guy, who wants-to-be-loved-but-isn't-quite-sure-it's-safe and just needs your patient reassurance and love, BOOMER may the buddy of a lifetime! BOOMER's ADOPTION FEE: to be determined 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 BOOMER? 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.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Juno (Specia...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. JUNO is a stunning young all-black GSD, who's sure to steal your heart in a quick second! A quick snapshot of JUNO: Approximate weight: 72lbs Fence needs: Securely fenced yard REQUIRED. Owner type: Juno is a strong-willed girl who requires very strong leadership, consistency and follow-through. At this young age, she is already testing her very experienced foster family on a daily basis! Daily rigorous exercise required (treadmill running is one example). Juno also has been diagnosed with Epilepsy / seizures, and will require a lifetime of daily medications. Favorite activity: Fetching a ball. Activity level: High Other animals: So far, Juno does well with other large breed dogs as well as cats, but small dogs will need further testing. Kids: Unknown, will need to be tested. Juno is quite a delight and is adored by her foster mom. We're told this sweet girl was never socialized outside of her previous owner's home. She was terrified of just about everything when she first came in, but she's already making great progress in foster home, thanks to her fantastic foster mom! Juno is incredibly smart! Since she lived with other dogs previously, there MUST be another social dog in the home to help provide her with some comfort and to be a role model for her as well. With time and proper socialization, she'll be rarin' to go on all sorts of new adventures! DOGS: Yes! MUST HAVE a doggie buddy of similar size in her forever home. CATS: Yes, but needs good supervision. Juno doesn't intend to harm a cat, but she does want to play with it. KIDS: Yes IDEAL FAMILY: A loving, active family who will provide the proper "upbringing" for the next year or two -- i.e., training, leadership, boundaries, rules, guidance and TONS OF LOVE and snuggles and exercise. 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 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.
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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. BROOKLYN is a stunningly good-looking girl who turns heads when she's out for a stroll. And with one ear slightly soft, she has a beautifully unique look all her own while at the same time being a classic GSD beauty She was adopted from us in summer 2012 as an 8 week old puppy, along with her sister Frisco. Both girls went to live with a wonderful family in Omaha. As they grew, the girls became competitive and the adopters got training for both of them. With work and patience, everything was going well as the girls grew to adulthood. Then the family had another child and something changed in the relationship between the dogs. Whether it was more competition for attention, we don't know for sure. But the dogs began fighting more often, with Brooklyn randomly starting fights. The adopters love her and faithfully got more training, but ultimately felt the risk of a potential dog fight near their infant son was just too great. They dearly love both dogs, and it's breaking their hearts to give up one. The final decision to rehome Brooklyn was based on that fact that Brooklyn is completley healthy whereas her sister has some health issues, and they believe Brooklyn is more adoptable. So while it's possible that Brooklyn could get along with a certain type of dog (such as a very submissive male), her ideal is to be an only pet. She doesn't like to share your attention! She's a love-bug and a love-hog .... super sweet, cuddly, relaxed, warm. Even now, when it's just her and her family, she's a warm loving dog. She simply doesn't want to share with another dog. Brooklyn has a strong prey drive and loves to chase small animals, including free-roaming cats. She'll definitely keep the squirrels and rabbits out of your yard! She loves walks and does well on them with proper 'leash leadership'. She's crate trained, house trained, microchipped, fully vetted and up to date on shots. NOTE ON BROOKLYN'S BACKSTORY: She and her siblings had a rough start in life. THey were part of a littler of drug-bust puppies confiscated in a police raid. Both parents were shot and klled by police, and the puppies were in critical condition. We begged animal control to let us take them to the vet immediately, but they refused, After many phone calls and much discussion, we finally were allowed to get them to our vet the next day. Sadly, it was too late for one pup who died at our vet's office despite heroic efforts to save her that included a blood transfusion. Brooklyn was one of the surviving group who were so severely malnourished that they weighed less than half what a 5 week old GSD pup should weigh. We discovered that the drug-dealing owners never once fed the pups, but left them to barely subsist on their mom's milk (long dried up) and their own feces. They had massive intestinal worm infestations, had never been dewormed or had puppy shots. We were in shock at the extent of the cruelty. Fortunately, our fabulous fosters were able to give the surviving pups round-the-clock care. It was a long, agonizing, 24/7 job. But with sheer determination and dedication, they finally got the pups to turn the corner. All of them became healthy, learned to stop eating their own stool, stopped attacking each other over food, and much more. It's certainly possible that some of the conflict between Brooklyn and her sister stems from that background, but it's impossible to tell. THE BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn would REALLY like to an only pet! When she's alone with her family, she's a super sweet lovebug who just wants to cuddle up!! Are YOU the very lucky family who will share the rest of life with magnificent Brooklyn? Are YOU a strong canine leader who won't let a dog get away with anything? Are YOU an active family who will exercise, exercise, exercise her. Apply now (see below)! DOGS: Might be able to live with a submissive male. Is leaving current home because of conflict with her litter sibling (another female) CATS: Unknown, would have to be tested KIDS: Yes, lives with small kids. RECOMMENDING OLDER KIDS ONLY, due to her size IDEAL FAMILY: An active family with no other pets and family members who will keep her strongly exercised every single day is her ideal home. She wants all the love and attention, and doesn't always share well with other animals. She needs a securely fenced yard (6 ft fence strongly preferred) as she has a strong prey drive for small animals like squirrels, rabbits and free-roaming cats. Needs good exercise and strong leadership! If you're looking for a gorgeous, young-but-not-puppy-crazy, trainable German Shepherd who will love you forever, BROOKLYN may be your new BFF! BROOKLYN'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 BROOKLYN? 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.
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