Recently Adopted

  • ZEUS

    Cats: Not good with cats
    Dogs: Good with other dogs
    Children: 8+ years old

    Hi! I’m Zeus, a 2 1/2 year old male brindle with natural ears! I am the sweetest, happiest guy you will ever meet!! I love to be cuddled with, and petted, and given any kind of attention. I will completely return any attention shown to me with the softest kisses. I’m not a big slobbery guy. I prefer a more subtle approach with lots of little kisses all at once. I love to play with toys, particularly rope toys. And if you throw it for me so I can chase it, even better!! I love to have the zoomies, so a fenced yard is a complete must for me. No grass is growing under my feet. It’s fun to run, and if you have kids, I would love to be part of an active family that would include me. There are no kids in my current foster home, but I’m so sweet and happy my foster mom thinks I would be great with kids. I’m currently in a foster home with a growly senior male Dane, but I totally ignore the noise he makes. He’s been pretty cool about putting up my teenage antics. I would love another dog to play with me, but I can totally entertain myself too! My foster mom works from home, and I am really low maintenance. I keep her company all day long while she is working along with Mr. Growly. Zeus has decent obedience skills, and does not get on furniture. He is good on a leash but needs reminding about pulling. He is hyper focused on cats, and is very difficult to redirect. He will chase. And he will jerk the leash hard to run after a cat if he sees one. Zeus is not really food oriented, and can be picky about eating. He loves the car, and is willing to hop in at any opportunity! He meets strangers well-in his world, there are no strangers, Zeus loves everyone. He loves attention and will lean into any attention that might come his way.

    Zeus came to MAGDRL in October 2017. (3)


    Cats: Good with cats
    Dogs: Good with other large dogs
    Children: Good with children

    Chaos is a sweet, handsome 5 year old black male with natural ears, rescued from a shelter one year ago by someone who had no luck rehoming him, so she surrendered him to MAGDRL. It is unclear why he was originally given up. Chaos is all puppy, he is very active and playful and had little to no manners when he first arrived in his foster home. Chaos is catching up on things like going for walks around the neighborhood and car rides to PetSmart… and boy does he loves car rides! Most of all Chaos loves his people. He follows his foster mom everywhere and sits next to her all day while she works in her office. He especially loves his kids and will lay next to his teenage foster sister, wrapping his arms around her when she falls asleep on the floor next to him. Chaos has learned so much since coming to his foster home. He is learning his manners and commands. He is a sensitive soul who is very motivated by praise although another of his greatest motivations is his LOVE for string cheese. He is working hard at learning basic training. He knows sit, down, leave it and is getting pretty good at stay. Even though he could easily step over them, he has learned to honor the baby gates in his foster home. Chaos is working on being a gentleman when walking on the leash but he still has a hard time controlling his excitement when seeing another dog. Right now he wears a Halti when going outside for walks which helps him keep focused on his person. It seems like Chaos never learned to play with toys or balls and doesn’t have much interest in those things. He prefers to play with other dogs or people. His big bouncy personality can be too much for some other dogs and he would love to have a friend who likes to play as much as he does. Chaos does get nervous when his people are not home and will bark a lot during that time. His foster mom is working on this but it may be best if he was not in an apartment with neighbors who might complain. Chaos would prefer a home with a playful doggie sibling who he could romp with but most of all he wants a loving family who will appreciate his goofiness and continue to teach him all he needs to know about the world. Chaos came to MAGDRL in January 2017. (3)

    Update 8/22/17 - Chaos (or Klaus, the name his foster home has given him) has been having ongoing issues related to allergies that we have diligently been working on. He was tested to see what his allergies included. He is allergic to many things, most significantly many grasses and trees as well as storage mites, milk and potatoes. Consequently, he gets walked on pavement only and is no longer allowed in the grassy yard. Storage mites are found in kibble, so he is now on a raw meat diet, with veggies and supplements. We tried Apoquel, which resulted in him getting a raging skin infection, which took a long course of antibiotics, antifungals and prednisone to resolve. He was given an injection of Cytopoint, a very expensive medication administered at the vet's office, and no improvement was noted. So he is on a regimen to manage him. In addition to his raw diet, supplements and keeping him off grass, he gets shampooed regularly with medicated shampoo. His feet are frequently soaked in Epson salts and a solution from the vet and an herbal powder with cayenne and charcoal is applied between his toes. He was also found to be hypothyroid and is on a small dose of thyroxine twice daily. Despite all this, Klaus is a love and a pleasure to have around. He is so good with all people, children and other dogs. He will need an adopter who is committed to managing his allergies and skin issues which will probably be for the rest of his life. He is worth it all, he is so loving and affectionate. Only someone totally committed to managing his health issues will be considered for Klaus.


    Cats: Not good with cats or other small animals
    Dogs: Good with male dogs
    Children: Good with children
    Added: August 2017

    Gracie is a pretty 2 year old merle female with natural ears. She was given up because she did not get along with a small female dog in her previous home. Gracie is in a foster home with a male Dane who helped her get acclimated by following his lead in her new environment. She has since become attached to her people and will choose to be with her humans over another dog. She is slow to warm up to men so any males she meets need to give her time to get over her initial fear. If given time she will eventually approach for pets and leans. Gracie walks nicely on a leash and is trustworthy in the house but she does love her crate, that is her “safe place”. She rides great in the car. She was raised with children and was used to an active bustling home. She does have a high prey drive so no small animals or cats and she will be placed with male dogs only. Her foster mom says she is an absolute love bug, so very affectionate and sweet. Gracie came to MAGDRL in August 2017. (3)

  • TAMA

    Cats: Unknown with cats
    Dogs: Good with large male dogs
    Children: 8+ years old
    Added: August 2017

    Tama is a 6 year old merle female with natural ears who came into rescue due to financial issues. She had her tailed docked previously because of a case of happy tail. Tama is a pretty active girl with lots of energy despite her age. Tama loves her toys and loves to play and can be very entertaining with her antics. She has lived with another male dog and they were fine together, but she can be territorial and protective if another dog comes onto her property. She will pull on a leash and needs work with her leash manners. She is housebroken and crate trained and rides nicely in a car. She has no history with small children so she will not be placed with any. Tama is scheduled to be spayed and gastropexied in September and will be available for adoption once that is done. She will need a home to provide her with the structure and boundaries she needs and continue her training. She will also need an outlet for her energy. Tama came to MAGDRL in August 2017. (3)


    HI!! I’m SAM! Sampson, if you want formality.


    Dogs: Good with Large Dogs
    Children: Good with Children
    Cats: Dog Savvy Cats Only

    Got Action?  I love it!  Have Treats?  Bring them on!  A ride in the CAR??  I LOVE THE CAR.  Another Dog?  I’m agreeable-especially if they want to PLAY!!!  Want to sleep with ME??!!  OH YEAH!  I am your man!  I love a soft bed!  Especially if it is made or my family person is in it!!!

    Sampson is a tall handsome 19 month old fawn mantle male with natural ears.  Sampson is a total happy go lucky guy, with high energy, who LOVES to play with other dogs.  He plays with lots of running, and hopes for the same in a playmate.  Sampson came from a family that had children.  He is in a foster home that does not have children, but, he did meet a child in his late teens and was completely in love.  He also is very interested in the children that live across the street.  He does live on an active horse farm that has lots of people coming and going.  He absolutely loves greeting everyone with a smiling face and wagging tail. 

    Sampson absolutely LOVES a ride in the car.  He jumps right in, and is ready to go.  It doesn’t matter where you might be going, Sam is always up for adventure of any kind.  He wants to be involved in any activity that he might be able to supervise and approve at the very least-but he is always happy to be a part of anything that might be going on at any time day or night.

    Sampson is high energy, and needs reinforcement with leash manners.  The foster home is working with him to be better on the leash and to have better manners overall.  A training course will be a requirement of his adoption.  Sampson is learning about cats, and is improving with them.  The foster home has some pretty savvy barn cats that are teaching Sam that cats are to be respected.  That said, in a home, he might find it fun to chase a cat should it run.  He has not been given the opportunity in the current situation.  Sam sits for treats, and also for his food.  He is learning the command “wait” and the release command “ok”.  He is very smart, and eager, but he also has the attention span of a puppy.

    Sampson has incredible eyesight, and has a high prey drive.  While he is improving with the cats, he will chase any wildlife that he might encounter (like deer).  He should not go to a home with horses as he will chase given any opportunity.

    Sam is currently living with a Senior Great Dane who does not share his enthusiasm for exercise.  Sampson does love to play with the Jolly Ball in the foster home’s fenced in area when the foster’s Dane makes it clear he is completely done with playing (generally after about 30 seconds).  Sampson is taking good direction from him.

    Sampson would make a great addition for a very active family with Dane experience.  He would be a perfect addition for someone that jogs/runs as well.  Sampson came to MAGDRL in April 2017


    Phoebe is a sweet 5 year old white female Great Dane with cropped ears


    Dogs: Good with Large Dogs, Males Preferred
    Children: Good with Children
    Cats: Good with Cats
    Other: Deaf

    Updated: 03/26/2017

    Phoebe has settled in nicely in her foster home and gets along great with her playful submissive lab mix foster sister.  She does get anxious when left for long hours and evidenced by a video camera while foster mom is at work.  She will do best in a home with another canine (a hearing one) for company and one where her humans are not gone for long hours. She loves her walks and just being with her foster mom relaxing at home.

    Added: 02/2017

    Phoebe is a sweet 5 year old white female Great Dane with cropped ears who was given up for fighting with the other female Dane in her home.  She might seem shy at first meeting you but as soon as you shake your hands she knows everything is OK and greets you with a wagging tail.
    She can be a couch potato but loves going on her walks and walks well on a leash. She seems happier when she's outside by your side but she does not mind being left alone once settled in her home.
    She is housebroken and trust worthy with no need for confinement in a crate. Phoebe is living with a foster sister who is a lab mix and they are very compatible. She is such an easy going girl and once you meet her you will fall in love with her.

    Phoebe came to MAGDRL in February 2017.

  • OTIS

    Otis is a sweet, handsome 6 year old fawn male with natural ears


    Dogs: Good with Medium to Large Dogs
    Children: Children 8+
    Cats: No Cats

    Otis is a sweet, handsome 6 year old fawn male with natural ears.  We don’t know why he was originally given up by his family but he must have not been exposed to many things previously.  He is timid around new people and things, and is easily startled by noises.  His muscle tone was poor, probably from spending too much time being crated, but with regular exercise, this is improving.  He is learning to play with balls, and while he's not very adept at it yet, he does enjoy it.
    He's been in 2 foster households since coming in, and integrated easily into both.  He doesn't seem to have any issues with other dogs, besides being a bit clumsy and not having the best sense of personal space. He takes treats gently with a very soft mouth.  He’s sensitive to corrections, very well behaved, and knows several commands.  Even when the other dogs around him get excited, he does not react or bark. He has however, reacted when he saw a fox in the yard next door and seems to have a prey drive.
    He enjoys going out to play in the yard and out for walks and he walks well on a leash.  He is a pretty youthful 6 year old.  Mostly, he enjoys following his people around.  While the other dogs stay in the sunniest room in the house, he prefers to be wherever his people are.   He is a very easy dog and an absolute pleasure to have around. We have no history of him with cats or small children so we won’t place him with any.  And because of his timidity, he would do best in a quieter home.  Otis came to MAGDRL in January 2017
  • ZOEY

    Zoey Was Adopted

    Updated: 3/16/2017

    I am very happy to announce the adoption of Zoey.  The adopter is a long time Dane owner and Zoey is the adopter's third MAGDRL Dane.  Zoey joins Sami, formerly Sampson who the adopter fostered to adopt just last year.  Sami is loving having a playmate in his new sister and they are all doing fabulous together.  The adopter is retired and has all day to dote on her Danes, and they are very lucky to have found her!  Congratulations the adopter and Sami on your new family member Zoey.

    A big thanks to all of you who helped Zoey on her journey to her forever home.  So typical for us, so many volunteers working together for one Dane.  

    Dogs: Good with Dogs
    Children: Good with Children
    Cats: Lived with Cats

    She was given up when her ill owner passed away and her remaining family wanted her to go where someone had more time and attention for her.  Zoey is a bit shy to meet new people but quickly warms up.  She definitely will take her lead from another confident canine companion.  She is very comfortable meeting children and slower to warm up to men than women.  She is trustworthy in the house and loves her foster canine siblings.  Although on the submissive side, she is a very playful girl and will try to entice them with her toys to play a game of tug.  She knows some commands and walks fairly well on a leash, she is responsive to correction.  Zoey has been a frequent visitor to a dog park and has done well there.  Zoey has been spayed and gastro pexied and is ready to find her forever home.  Zoey came to MAGDRL in January of 2017.


    Jaeger is an energetic 5 year old male merlequin with natural ears who turns heads and stops cars with his stunning good looks


    Dogs: Large Female Dogs Only
    Children: 12+ years old
    Animals: No Small Animals

    UPDATE: 5/6/2017

    Jaeger has calmed down nicely since his neuter, but has retained his energetic personality. He's always ready to play! He loves being outdoors with his family and likes to run around with his jolly ball or lie contentedly in the yard, sphinx-style. Inside, Jaeger is willing to help with whatever you're working on, especially if it's in the kitchen! He drinks from his water bowl, but much prefers to drink fresh running water from the sink. Jaeger is a happy, affectionate boy. 


    Dogs: Large Female Dogs Only
    Children: 12+ years old
    Animals: No Small Animals

    He came into rescue because his family was moving. He will follow you everywhere, but once he learns that you can’t escape out a trap door in the bathroom, he’s willing to wait patiently outside the door. He loves to lean and have his velvety soft, glossy coat stroked. He likes belly rubs (and cheese, ice cubes, & pizza) and sleeping with his blanky. As exuberant as he can be, he takes treats with exceeding gentleness. Jaeger is bomb-proof with noises and even stood right next to his foster dad to watch him use a sawzall.

    Having grown up without consistent rules or training, Jaeger is very anxious around people he doesn’t know.  He never had a strong leader to direct and guide him. His foster family has been working with him on these challenges by creating positive introductions with people so that he can come to understand that there is no need for anxiety. He is super alert and intelligent, and is responding wonderfully to firm, consistent rules in place and has already come a long way. His foster family has also been working on basic training: sit, down, stay, back, and learning how to walk nicely on a leash. He’s a very quick learner and delights in receiving praise when he “gets it right.”

    He is very devoted and loves being with his family, so he would be happiest being in a home with family that’s around a lot. His foster family has been working with him on his feelings of anxiousness when they leave; he responds very well to calming music in their absence. He came from a family that had another large female dog and they got along well together. Jaeger does have a strong prey drive and has never lived with small children, so he will not be placed with any small children or small animals.  Jaeger needs a Dane experienced or large breed savvy home to continue working with him on his training and helping to build his trust and self confidence.  He would do best in a quieter home, he would not do well in an active household with many people in and out.  He would be fine as an only dog in the home, as long as he was not left for long periods.  Jaeger came to MAGDRL in January of 2017.

  • SCOOBY #2

    Scooby #2 was ADOPTED

    Cats: Unknown with cats
    Dogs: Good with large dogs only
    Children: 8+ years old

    Scooby #2 is a 5 year old black male with poorly cropped and standing ears. He was surrendered to a small animal rescue by a family who could not take care of him. That rescue recognized that Scooby would be best placed with a rescue specific to his breed and contacted MAGDRL to take him. Even though Scooby is 5 years old, he is all puppy. He has never been taught manners and was kept mostly outside or in the basement. So he is learning to live inside as part of a family and is a work in progress. Scooby is such a happy boy and very excited to meet everyone and experience new things. Scooby was surrendered with severe cherry eye in both eyes, the first rescue took care of his neuter and had his cherry eyes repaired. Before being surrendered to MAGDRL, Scooby had a set back and was hospitalized with an upper respiratory infection and pneumonia. MAGDRL agreed to help with the costs at the emergency animal hospital so he could be discharged to us. He is doing much better now in his foster home and will be on antibiotics for a few more weeks. Scooby is crate trained and is learning house manners and his boundaries. He is in a foster home with smaller dogs and is a bit too much for them as he does not know his size and just wants to play. He needs to be with large dogs only. He has met children and is fine with them but since he has never lived with any small ones, he will not be placed with a family with any. Scooby is just a big lug who loves life and would love an active family of his own. He has lots of energy for a 5 year old boy. Training will be a condition of his adoption. Scooby came to MAGDRL in July 2016. (3)

    Update 8/5/16 - Scooby is a big, lovable goofball! He loves to play ball in the yard, though he hasn’t quite grasped the concept of bringing the ball back! When a ball is thrown to him, he will go and get it and then play with it by himself. It is quite funny to watch since he is a bit clumsy! When Scooby first came to live with us, he was a little underweight, but he is steadily gaining weight and starting to fill out, which is so great to see! He is a slow and gentle eater. We can take food out of his bowl while he is eating and there are no issues when we feed Scooby at the same time as our 45-lb terrier mix.