PO Box 22466
Kansas City, MO 64113

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German Shepherd Dog  : :  Male  : :  Young  : :  X-Large

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Marcus (in 4.19) needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping him get a new start?

About Marcus (in 4.19)

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 300.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Current Age: 2 Years 11 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes

MARCUS is a classically handsome GSD who was seized for cruelty and became a MOGS dog as soon as his legal hold was up.  Our question is, who on earth would be cruel to this super boy???  Just look at that face!!!

Marcus is currently in boarding due to lack of foster homes, but during our frequent visits to the boarding facility and our walks with him, we've seen a young dog with a sweet temperament.  He has young-GSD-energy but is not over the top, and does well on walks.  Our volunteers are working with him on basic commands such as "sit" and he's learning!  He's a smart boy and with consistent leadershipi and training he'll be a wonderful buddy!  

Dogs :  he did very well on his dog test at the shelter and has shown no aggression to other dogs in the kennel.  He can be reactive to other dogs on leash when he doesn't have enough exercise, but we believe that's very trainable.  Potential doggie siblings will need to meet to see how they interact with each other.

Cats :  he did well on a first cat test but showed more interest during a second cat test.  He stayed temporarily in a home with a cat for a few days, and when left alone unsupervised with the cat he did grab the cat.  However, the cat had no injuries so it appears that he was more likely engaging in rough play.  We believe he is trainable with cats with good leadership and initial supervision.

During his several-day temporary stay in a home, he did well.  He was fine in the crate while the family were gone, and was generally respectful of the house.  Like any young dog, he needs rules and training, but he is smart and should train well with consistent leadership.  He did not have any accidents duringi that stay, though he may have some accidents during a transition from boarding to a permanent home (a normal adjustment).

He's a smart cookie, loves humans, and wants to please.  Despite being in boarding, he's learning a few commands with the limited visits of our volunteers.  These are indications that he will train well and fairly quickly.

Marcus is a very handsome young GSD with classic GSD markings and an upbeat, positive  temperament.  We have not had the chance to observe him in a foster home yet, but he is doing impressively well in boarding which is an excellent start.  His temperament is good, he's smart, he's energetic but not over the top, and he's a nice average size.  Some family is going to be VERY lucky to have this boy be part of their family and bring them a lot of joy!  IS THAT YOU?  Put in your application today! 




If you're looking for a gorgeous, young, trainable German Shepherd
who will love you forever,
MARCUS may be your new best buddy!


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.

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More about Marcus (in 4.19)

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids


  1. We're picky about our adopters. 
  2. Are you sure you're up to having a GSD?  They're not for everyone.  They take a lot of time, effort, training.  They shed year round.  They're big.  They scare lots of people.  They "mouth" and herd.  They're usually strong-willed and stubborn.  You have to have references and a home visit.  If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time or ours applying.  
  3. Will the dog be an inside family pet? We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
  4. Do you leave your dog outdoors when you're not home?   We do not adopt to homes that leave their animals outside when they're gone.  You must put your dogs indoors when you're gone.  A 3 yr old adopted MOGS dog died when the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, the gate was somehow opened, and she was hit by a car.  Tragic and 100% preventable. Even privacy fences get broken into.  Gates are opened.  Thieves steal dogs. Never leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
  5. 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? 
  6. Will you make a lifetime commitment?  It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
  7.  Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment?  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
  8. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.


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