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 email@example.com 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 (adoption pending)|
*** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (adoption pending)
||Nikolai (in 04.20)|
NIKOLAI was owner-surrendered to a local shelterREQUIRED: 6-foot privacy fence (Niko can clear a 4ft fence). and is a possible flight risk until settled.TEMPERAMENTNikolai is a smaller gorgeous young male (62 lbs.), who has some rough edges due to lack of socialization. He requires slow and measured introductions to new people due a lack of socialization, but once he knows you he is exuberantly loving and affectionate with the whole family. He enjoys being close to his people, petted and loved. He has alot of energy and needs an active home.Nikolai is a very bright boy and is eager to learn and learns quickly. He is very trainable. He knows the commands: "sit" ,"wait," "down", "shake", "place" and is working well on "come", and "stay".
Nikolai loves car rides! He will jump right it the car and enjoy the ride.
Niko is fully house-trained and kennel trained though he will complain if left alone. He is great in the kennel at night as long as he can see someone in bed and will wait patiently until its time to get up. He loves to keep his eyes on his person, so will need an owner who knows how to work with separation anxiety behaviors. Once its time to get up he will be ready to go outside and potty. He would love to be in bed with you but is happy to stretch out on the floor or sleep in his kennel.Niko loves going for walks and is working on good heeling manners. He loves to explore the whole yard everyday, is very smart, and learns quickly once he trusts his handler. Niko does not like baths but will tolerate baths and nail trims (with peanut butter to lick). He likes being wiped down, brushed and getting a good body rub. He also loves toys and chewing treats. He has no food or toy aggression.
Nikolai does not like surprises and does still startle, but is improving with training. With firm guidance and continued training he will become and amazing companion.
OTHER ANIMALS Niko is a bossy dog...read more about Nikolai (in 04.20)