PO Box 22466
Kansas City, MO 64113

Last Updated:
2/12/2020 7:50 PM

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

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About Cliff

  • Status: Adopted! | View Cliff's Success Story!
  • Adoption Fee: 300.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White
  • Current Age: 10 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes

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CLIFF is a big, 98 lb hunk of gorgeous white German Shepherd!  We pulled him off a cliff (hence the name) in January in between snowstorms.  He was starving, nearly dead and had not left his shelter in an abandoned shed for two weeks.  Neighbors had seen Cliff and his little girlfriend Mari roaming the neighborhood for more than 6 months before one woman finally called for help when she found the two dogs living in the abandoned shed on her back property, which was at the bottom of a cliff.

Mari was in decent condition and had found enough to eat, but Cliff could barely walk.  His back end and legs were so weak that he walked like an old man on his last legs.  He was almost unable to walk due to extreme malnutrition over such an extended period.  He was also almost hairless from a severe flea infestation.  What little fur he had was yellow instead of white. 

What's more, Cliff and Mari were both Heartworm positive in addition to everything else.

BUT CLIFF IS NOW AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT GUY after almost 5 months of rehab.  We began with carefully graduated feedings starting with many small meals a day, and Cliff is now eating two normal meals a day.  His weight went from 70 lbs to 98 lbs.  With good nutrition, lots of food supplements and baths, his horribly flea-infested fur gradually came back.  It first came in almost completely yellow, and then gradually turned a gorgeous snowy white.  He will soon regain the lustre and shine, and look entirely the magnificent White German Shepherd he is.

Cliff has been treated for heartworm using an escalated "slow-kill" method |(due to his body condition), has been dewormed (the worst case of worms we've ever seen), and has been treated for a severe ear infection (bacteria and yeast). 

YET THROUGH IT ALL, CLIFF HAS BEEN A GENTLE GIANT.  He has always been quiet and slow, and gently protects Mari from any humans who may harm her.  He is good with other animals and is starting to love life again.  He is slowly regaining his trust in humans and in 6-12 months will be an entirely different dog.

This giant of a boy has been through the wars and WON.  He never gave up.  If he had been on that cliff for another 2 weeks, he would have died.  But he know has a long and very happy life ahead of him!!!

PLEASE CONSIDER SPONSORING CLIFF.  His treatment and boarding have cost just over $1,400.  His life is well worth that.  Your help to help us do this, so that we may help the next Cliff we are called to help, is MUCH appreciated!

Cliff's adoption fee is $300.00.

This fee covers a portion of the vet and boarding expenses for the dogs we save.  It includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies, distemper/parvo and bordatella vaccinations, deworming and microchip.

Interested in adopting CLIFF?  Complete an Adoption Application Now!

More about Cliff

Good with Dogs


  1. We're picky about our adopters! 
  2. GSDs are 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. All dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes.
  4. When you're not home, you must put your dog indoors (NOT in the yard).  One adopted MoGS dog died after the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, someone opened the gate, and she was hit by a car.  Privacy fences get broken into, gates are opened, thieves steal dogs. NEVER leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
  5. You must make a lifetime commitment.  It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE. 
  6. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.
  7. 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? 
  8. You're making a lifetime commitment to a MOGS Dog.   We expect you to keep it!  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what. 


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