PJ came to MAGDRL in May 2023 Cats: Good with cats Dogs: Good with Dogs Kids: Good with children PJ is a 5 month old black Dane puppy who was surrendered along with his mom to rescue when his owners became ill. PJ is ALL puppy, adorable and floppy, friendly and trusting. He loves to play and LOVES toys. He carries a toy with him everywhere he goes. He is in a foster home with a doggy door and PJ loves to go in and out, in and out and always carries a toy with him. He has not destroyed any yet. PJ is learning commands and has mastered sit and is learning to walk well on a leash. He loves car rides and will go in his crate but will voice his displeasure when he has to stay in it. PJ is very food motivated and eats from a slow feeder to slow down his eating. He loves to follow his mom around and looks to her for reassurance. He is a sweet, wiggly, bouncing and hungry puppy. He will make some lucky family very happy. PJ will have a neuter and training addendum to complete his adoption contract.
Lionel came to MAGDRL in April 2023 Cats: Good with cats Dogs: Selective with Dogs Kids: Good with children 8+ Lionel is a 5 year old dark merle neutered male with natural ears who was surrendered to MAGDRL from a shelter. He had been brought up from the south from a shelter there and the local shelter felt he would do better in a breed specific rescue so Lionel came to us. Lionel was living in a foster home with 2 cats previous to coming to us and is currently in a foster home with a cat. Lionel is doing great in his foster home and is a very affectionate boy. He is very happy to meet and make new friends. Lionel could use some work on commands and he needs leash work. His foster mom is working on those things. Lionel can be reactive when he sees other dogs but when tested with a female Dane he did eventually calm down and just wanted to sniff her all over. Lionel is crate trained and travels well in the car. He is trustworthy in the house. Lionel is very good with meeting children, he gets very happy and his tail wags his whole body when she sees them. We are unaware if he ever lived with children but he definitely likes them. Lionel would probably do best as an only dog, but may be able to live with a large female with slow integration. He sure is one handsome boy and as sweet as they come. Updated May 2023 Lionel has been in his foster home for several weeks and is doing great! He is so loving and affectionate and tolerant of the pesky kitten who loves to chase his tail. We cannot believe he has had little interest, he will be such a loving and calm companion for someone. All he needs is someone to cuddle with and some exercise a couple of times per day. He can use some work on his leash manners but is very manageable for anyone with Dane experience. Dane lovers, you are missing out if you pass up this boy!
Ranger came to MAGDRL in May 2022 Cats: Good with cats Dogs: Prefers to be the only dog Kids: Good with children 8+ Ranger has been safely recovering and blossoming back to health in his foster home for about 2 weeks now. His bloodwork is all almost entirely back to normal. He is no longer accumulating air or fluid in his stomach or intestines. His incision is almost entirely closed and has no more drainage and he is off of all medications. Ranger is also eating like a champ and feeling better and better every day. His activity has been gradually increased over time and Ranger loves his walks. Ranger is best friends with his foster sister, who is a large female mixed breed with a matched energy level to his. But sometimes Ranger likes to get her riled up to play and then suddenly has enough and walks away, his foster mom calls him “the instigator”. Ranger loves the cat in his foster home although sometimes he loves a little too much, fortunately the cat lets him know when he’s crossing the line and Ranger is respectful and backs off with the hissing and swatting of a cat who has reached her tolerance limit. Read More about Ranger
Calli came to MAGDRL in November 2022 and is a Rescue in Need Cats: Unknown Dogs: Good with dogs Kids: Good with children 8+ Calli is a 4-year-old blue female with natural ears who was surrendered to MAGDRL from a shelter after her owners passed away. We believe she is spayed because she was living with an intact male, also surrendered to us, and she has no sign of ever having puppies. Calli is a tall, beautiful girl but has very a very bad condition of her eyes called “cherry eye”. Both eyes are affected, and she will need surgery to correct this as it is obstructing a significant part of her vision. Although her eyes are unsightly, her sweet affectionate personality will steal your heart in a moment. Calli is being fostered in a home with both large and small dogs, male and female and gets along with everyone. We have no history of her with children. Calli will need to see a specialist, a veterinary ophthalmologist who specializes in canine eye issues. Once her eye surgery is done, she will be a wonderful companion for some lucky adopter. Please see our Rescues In Need page for more information
Hugo came to MAGDRL in August 2022. Cats: Good with cats Dogs: Good with dogs Kids: Good with children 8+ Hugo is a 2-3 year old Blue Piebald Male Great Dane with natural ears who came to MAGDRL from a shelter. We don’t have much history on Hugo but we can see he is a sweet boy who seems to like everyone he meets. Hugo has been neutered and gastropexied and currently is in a foster home with a senior male Labrador and a cat and has integrated nicely with both of them. Hugo does know some commands but is strong and needs work with leash manners. Hugo would love a family of his own that will love him and work on helping him to be the best he can be. Updated November 2022. Hugo has been in his new foster home for almost a month now. His foster home has found that he is highly food motivated and discovered he has been trained in hand signals, what a nice discovery! Hugo is super playful and has lots of energy. He loves other dogs and enjoys being around them, even very little ones! Hugo loves his walks and enjoys going to the dog park. He plays with rope toys, squeaky toys and loves marrow bones. He loves to rest on the landing of the stairs and watch what’s going on. He doesn’t particularly like his crate but will counter surf if he gets the opportunity, so while his foster home is working on this, he still needs to be crated. He gets very excited when it’s time to come out of the crate and his foster home will wait for him to calm and sit before opening the crate door. Other behaviors being working on is his barking at outside stimuli and he is learning the command “I got this” to settle his excitement at outside activity. Hugo is super affectionate and fully house trained. He will sleep on a dog bed and stay with his person thru the night so crating is only needed when no one is home. Hugo has made tremendous strides in his foster home and is ready for a family to call his own!
Cooper came to MAGDRL in May 2022. Cats: Unknown with cats Dogs: Good with dogs Kids: Good with children Cooper is an 11-week-old black male puppy with natural ears. Cooper was surrendered to MAGDRL by his breeder who did not have a home for him. He is going to be a big boy; he is large boned and has a solid build. Cooper is doing well in his foster home with two adult Danes and one small mixed breed. He will be getting the socialization and confidence building he needs as a young pup. He is crate trained and is getting there with housebreaking. He rides well in the car. He needs obedience training and to learn how to walk on a leash. He will need a home committed to put the work in that is necessary for a giant breed puppy. A fenced yard is a must for Cooper. A training and neuter agreement will be included in his adoption contract. This is a very lovely puppy; some lucky adopter will be getting a wonderful boy.
Remi came to MAGDRL in May 2022. Cats: Unknown with cats Dogs: Good with dogs Kids: Good with children 8+ Remi is a year and a half year old male fawn Dane with natural ears. He was given up because his owner had to relocate and did not have the space needed for Remi to get the proper exercise and outlet for his energy. Remi is very sweet and is nervous meeting new people at first but warms up quickly. He loves to lean for pets and attention. He needs some work on his training so will need someone to work with him on commands, leash walking and socialization. He is housebroken and rides well in the car. He will be neutered and then will be ready to go to his foster home. Remi is one handsome boy and with the right adopter will blossom into a wonderful companion. A training addendum will be required with his adoption contract. Remi is one handsome boy and with the right adopter will blossom into a wonderful companion. A training addendum will be required with his adoption contract.
Diesel came to MAGDRL in May 2022. Cats: Good with cats Dogs: Good with large female dogs Kids: Good with children 8+ Diesel is a 4 year old black male with natural ears who was surrendered to a shelter by his family who could not afford his care. Diesel has been neutered and vetted and will be gastropexied before adoption. Diesel played very well with the female Great Dane in his first foster home, but the older smaller breed did not warm up to Diesel at all and continued to bark aggressively at him. Diesel was stressed and getting reactive to it. So, Diesel has been moved to another foster home. Diesel loves loves everyone he meets, he is non-reactive to the chickens and farm animals in his current foster home. He would love someone to play with, a large female canine would be best. Diesel has no leash manners and will need work on leash walking and commands. He does want to please and loves to be told what a good boy he is. Diesel is house and crate trained and does well in the car. He will be a wonderful loving companion for some lucky adopter.
My name is Nadine, I am a pretty mantle female Great Dane with natural ears (at least everyone tells me I’m pretty so I have to believe it!) and I don’t know my birthdate but they think I am about 10 months to a year old. If you are a Disney fan you will love the hidden Mickey face on the back of my neck! I am having so much fun in my foster home with my big Dane foster brother who by the way, looks a lot like me! I really like it here and they are being so nice to me but I would love to find a forever family of my own. My foster brother is a great playmate, and he has taught me so much already! He helped me to learn that my foster mom and dad are really super people. I do take a few minutes to warm up to new people but once I know you want to be nice to me, I love to be petted! I am trying hard to learn my manners, like sit and walking nicely on a leash but it is hard to remember when I get excited for new things. I have learned my crate is a safe place for me and I now know that pottying is done outside only! I can be very gentle and will gently take any treats offered to me. My foster mom is teaching me to keep my nose off the counter and tables and I am trying to remember that. I love to play, run zoomies in the yard and I can do a pretty good bunny hop when I want to. Inside the house I do love to cuddle and chill out. Everyone tells me I am so sweet with the best personality, I really want to please, so I hope my forever family finds me soon. My best home would be with another dog to play with and help me with my confidence, so I don’t get too scared. Nadine came to MAGDRL in April 2022. Cats: Unknown with cats Dogs: Good with dogs Kids: Good with children
Betty is a 3-month-old puppy who had the misfortune of suffering a spiral fracture at the top of her right tibia in a freak accident. The break is so near the growth plate, it will affect the growth of her leg and it will be shorter than the left hind leg. Betty does not let it get her down and is eating well and continuing her basic puppy training in her foster home. She is on limited activity with leash walking only. The injured leg will atrophy from all this nonuse, and she will need to continue physical therapy once healed. She was originally in a full cast but now has graduated to a splint and bandage which needs weekly evaluation and rebandaging. Betty is on medical hold and not yet available for adoption. Betty loves to empty the toy box daily to find just the right chew toy to exercise those puppy teeth. And of course, there is nothing like a toy with a nice loud squeaker. Despite her injury and limited mobility, Betty still gives lots of kisses and love to anyone she meets. Once healed she will be ready for a forever home and some lucky family will get a great girl! Updated – 4/9/22 Betty is doing great in her foster home and the fracture in her leg is all healed. She has some atrophy in her leg because of limited use over the past weeks. She also has some pressure sores where the cast and splints were rubbing but these are healing well. She is using the injured leg more and more and will gradually rebuild the muscle that she lost. Betty just loves to play with her big Dane foster brother although they can get a little rough so the playtime is supervised and allowed with caution. She is ready for her forever family and whoever takes her home will be getting a wonderful pup. She is almost fully house trained, crate trained and loves her antler chews, natural bones and squeaky toys. She loves a good game of tug with her foster Dane brother. Betty goes to the door when she wants to go outside and potty but can also fool you and will go to the door because she just wants to be outside. Betty has been very well socialized and loves everyone she meets. A fenced yard, a training agreement and a spay agreement will all be part of Betty’s adoption contract. Betty came to MAGDRL in February 2022 (3) Cats: Good with cats Dogs: Good with dogs Kids: Good with children