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. TEMPERAMENTGigi is now secure with meeting strangers and looks to her "person" for guidance. For this reason Gigi needs a dog savvy owner who will have the leadership skills necessary to recognize when she may be unsure of her surroundings. Watching her race around and play with your other dogs will give you many hours of fun and laughs - her sheer joy in being free from worry and loving life is a delight to watch. Gigi is housetrained and crate trained, and even has good leash skills. She follows several verbal and hand signal commands, and loves to please her people. She's also very agile and can climb a 4' chain link fence easily. She's very curious about what's on the other side -- especially if it happens to be her person! Because of this, a 6' privacy fence is required. Gigi has shown several "alerter" tendencies, and will seek out her foster mom for help for the other dogs, and especially when the water and food bowls are empty! OTHER ANIMALSGigi loves her big foster brother, who is a very large GSD, and needs to have a doggy buddy in her new home to wrestle and play with! A medium-to-large male with a similar energy level will be an ideal playmate! She is selectively reactive to some dogs, and would need to be carefully tested against any new dog in an adoptive home. Gigi has been cat tested, and basically ignores them.CHILDRENGigi would do best with children 12 or older who can be respectful of their canine family members, and not try to startle or force her to do things too quickly. MEDICALNo known medical issue...read more about Gigi
MACY is an almost 9 year old, medium sized, black and tan beauty, who was surrendered to a local shelter as part of a cruelty/neglect case along with her breeding partner. Macy was severely underweight, totally unsocialized, and unfamiliar with everything in her surroundings. TEMPERAMENT
*** Macy is currently in boarding due to a lack of available foster homes! Macy is looking for an experienced German Shepherd foster to stay with so we can get to know her better before finding her a great forever home. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help! ***OTHER ANIMALSMacy struggles to feel safe around other dogs, and has a strong small prey drive. She should be the ONLY pet in the home.CHILDRENBecause of her history of severe abuse and neglect, Macy still has some unexpected reactivity, and would need to be in a home with no children. NO exceptions. MEDICALMacy has been diagnosed with arthritis, and will require ongoing vet care for this condition. This sweet girl does have some rough edges, and REQUIRES a strong, authoritative leader, who has experience in handling GSD's. Are you the one who can help this girl continue her journey of healing?
Macy's ADOPTION FEE: $300 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.INTERESTED IN ADOPTING Macy?Complete an Adoption Application Now!
*** ZEUS is currently in boarding due to a lack of available foster homes! ZEUS is looking for an experienced German Shepherd foster. Please send an email to email@example.com if you can help! ***ZEUS is a gorgeous 6 yr old guy with Charlie-Chaplin-eyebrows and an adorable butt-swagger when he trots! He's one of those guys who makes you smile just being around him. He's currently in boarding, and sits and looks at you so patiently from his kennel run while he waits his turn for a walk. There's just something about him that makes you happy. Don't those those bright brown eyes just say "Let's be happy together"? Everyone needs a Zeus in their lives! BACKGROUNDHis owner had health issues and family would not step in to help, so Zeus was taken to a shelter. TEMPERAMENTZues's main things is just to be loved on! He adores attention, pets, head and ear rugs, and more. He loves running around the payyard at boarding, going for walks, and playing with our volunteers. He just generally likes being loved on by everyone he meets, and seems to love life. He looks at you with a happy face and expectant eyes, as if to say "Ready for a good day today?" He's a typical GSD-husky -- if you let him get away with stuff, he will. For instance, if you let him bolt out the door he will, but if you consistently let him know that's not acceptable and teach him to wait until released he does it. In other words if you set the rules and enforce them, he follows them. He's smart and learns easily. He also likes to play (fetch with a ball or bone, tug of war with a rope toy, keep away with his people) but isn't obsessive about it. He loves his bone and extra strong Kong filled with peanut butter, adores going on walks, and loves to wander around the playyard and sniff. He has a nice medium energy level -- lots of spunk but past the crazy-puppy-energy stage.He was reporte...read more about Zeus
JETT is a medium-sized bundle of energy who's also a bit of a jumping jack! It's funny to watch him jump straight up from a sitting position, which he’ll do just to get some loving! He’ll capture your heart in an instant! He was adopted for several years by a lovely couple, but when they had a baby they returned him due to lack of time to exercise him and supervise him with the baby.
BACKGROUNDJett was the victim of extreme neglect as a young puppy. His owner threw him out in the backyard with no shelter and rarely bothered to feed him. The owner had several roommates who had indoor dogs, but unbelievably they never even tried to feed poor Jett either. Jett had to watch through a window while the humans and other dogs ate and played. When his owner moved out and left Jett behind, the roommates continued to ignore Jett and never gave him even a scrap of food. It’s incomprehensible that any human being could sit by and watch a captive animal starve outside their own window, but it happened to Jett. Then one day we got a call from a concerned neighbor who had watched this going on, and although she was in tears she hadn’t thought to give him food either! We raced over -- and even though he’s not a GSD we weren’t about to leave this sweet boy to a horrible fate! The roommates were relieved to be rid of him.
We think Jett is likely a mix of a breed like Shiba Inu and other hunting terriers. He’s a great little hunter and is constantly sniffing out chipmunks in a stone wall he sometimes visits.
TEMPERAMENTJett is a lovebug who soaks up love and attention without stop! He’ll crawl into your lap – and steal your heart – if given even half a chance. He can’t get too much attention. Like most hunting breeds, he can also be stubborn and must have a strong leader who will be firm and enforce the house rules. He wanted to chase the ca...read more about Jett