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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(785) 409-3919


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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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Tags: German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
Activity Level Highly Active
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO

      Gigi

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. 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'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. OTHER ANIMALS Gigi LOVES other dogs, and she 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! Unfortunately G has not been cat tested. Gigi loves her big foster brother, who is a very large GSD, as well as her foster sisters. She thoroughly enjoys playing with the two that are closer to her in age. Cats are unknown, and would have to be tested. CHILDREN Gigi would do best with children 12 or older who can be respectful of their canine family members. 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 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

      Macy

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Macy was surrendered to a local shelter as part of a cruelty/neglect case along with fellow MOGS dog RYDER. *** 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! *** 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 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

      Caesar (Medi...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. *** 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 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

      Hunter

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. DOGS: CATS: KIDS: IDEAL FAMILY: 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 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: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. 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 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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      Gracey

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog. Sweet, all-black Gracey was found on the side of a road, after she'd collapsed from starvation and complete exhaustion. She's on the road to recovery and is looking for a fabulous forever home! FULL BIO COMING SOON! GRACEY'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 GRACEY? 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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    • 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 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 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

      Maxine

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Sweet Maxine is a true GEM! Maxine 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 recovery, and is feeling better thanks to her wonderful foster family! Maxine is a soft-eared sweetheart, who is very loving and bonds with her people quickly. She's just starting to feel better, so we'll update her bio with more behavior and personality information as we get to know her better! 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 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: 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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