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7/20/2014

 

 

Available Dogs

 

Welcome to our available dog pages. To get information about a specific dog, click on the thumbnail image. To view different rows of thumbnail images, click on the numbers under the thumbnail images. To jump to a specific dog, click on the dog name at the bottom of the page that you would like to see.

  • Bane
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    Bane is looking for a foster home. Can you help?
    Bane is a Rescue In Need.
    Bane is a vibrant 14 month old brindle male full of energy. He is very large and has a heart of gold. He LOVES running and bounding around the backyard, playing with kids and enjoys “frosty paws”. He gets a long well with other dogs but is a “BIG” player – which sometimes overwhelms the other dogs. If you have ever wanted A BIG SILLY FUN DOG – BANE is for you!!!! Unfortunately, Bane has suffered a set-back from his playful self and is at the ER being treated for a severe seizures. He may need an MRI to show if there is any damage and if we can medicate him back to being a playful, fun loving, beautiful pup. He just wants someone to love him (as he has soooo much love to give) little kids would be a bonus for Bane (but remember his size) – he LOVES to play with 4 & 6 Year olds – it is kind-of like bowling – he knocks them down they laugh and cuddle with him and he gives the slobbery kisses. Because of this, he will only be placed with children over the age of 8. Bane has no experience around cats. Bane needs your help and maybe even your home. He is a fantastic dog and you would be blessed to have him as part of your family. Please help Bane be the best he can be for years to come. (5)
    Update 6/8/14 - Bane is out of the ER. Unfortunately when he came out of his seizure, he came out blind. He has adopted well and is enjoying hanging out with other dogs. We think it gives him come comfort. Bane is taking his medications well, and is eating well. Unfortunately while at the ER he lost some weight, so we are working on putting weight back on him.
    Update 6/25/14 - Bane has become a bouncing fun dog again - who drools and slobbers a lot. He has adapted very well to his lack of eye sight and may even see shadows. He was running like crazy after a dog (playing) the other day and kept up with him as if he saw his every move. He has become very very friendly with other dogs. I have no concerns at all about dogs or kids. BUT he is VERY big and powerful. He would have some issues with the stairs too - bumps and humps throw him off a little - but I think a bunch would maybe bother him (until he got used to them).
    Update 7/1/14 - Bane will need to be placed with another dog in his adoptive home.
    Update 7/9/14 - It has been found that Bane is good with cats... and cows! He continues to do well, and is currently on medications for his seizures that cost approximately $40 a month. He is also getting probiotics and glucosamine, both available over the counter.
  • Coco
    Additional Photos - updated 7/4/14
    Coco is a 16 month old mantle marked merle with natural ears. She came into rescue because her family couldn't give her the time she deserved. Coco was a very shy, petite little girl. She had a severe case of happy tail which resulted in an amputation a few weeks ago. She has just been spayed and will be available for adoption in two weeks. She is slow to warm up, however she will bond very well and wants nothing more than to be with her humans. She will need a dog brother to help build her confidence. She plays hard and will require a home that can help her to grow into the lovely girl we know she can be. Coco is currently living with other Danes, horses, and cats. The cats scare her if they hiss or growl and she flies into her humans to get reassurance that she is ok. Coco is a typical puppy and loves to jump on her foster dad when he comes into the room. Her foster family is working with her to greet him a little less enthusiastically. She walks well on leash with a halti. Coco enjoys car rides and is getting additional rides so that she realizes car rides do not equal vet visits. She is uncomfortable around children who move quickly so a home with dog savvy children over the age of 12 is recommended; as well as an active home that will work on helping her build her confidence. Coco will make a wonderful addition to your home if you are willing to take her on walks and car rides thus helping her to burn off her puppy energy. Coco came into MAGDRL in March 2014. (2)
  • Destiny
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    Destiny is a 1 1/2 year old black female with natural ears. She is a wonderful energetic girl who is very smart and loves to please her humans. She was adopted from a shelter in February with little known history. She came into the home and settled in very quickly. She is crate trained, house trained, will sit and stay for her food, and walks well on a leash but sometimes forgets not to pull if there is something of interest. She loves to be on her bed in the living room and just be near her people. She learns very quickly and is highly motivated by food. Destiny is still a puppy and is easily excited, she is very interested in sights and sounds and seems to have had limited exposure up until now. She has not met a person she does not like (men and women), but she has not been around children. She has a very strong personality and can be stubborn until she knows who is in charge. Destiny would do well in a home with adults and a daily routine. She counter surfs, but is slowly learning that this is something she is not suppose to do. Destiny is missing two toes on her front foot, but that does not slow her down. Due to limited socialization she does not do well with other dogs. She loves her people and wants to be with them and not have to share. Destiny is a wonderful girl and is a great companion. She should be an only dog and shouldn't be places with kids younger than 12. Destiny came to MAGDRL in June 2014. (5)
  • Duke
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    Duke is a stunning 3 year old mantle male with natural ears who is a love bug and is over the moon about people. He wants to be petted, loved on, held, and hugged. He will sit on you, if you let him. But it is only because he wants to be really really close. He would do best in a home where his people were around most of the time! Duke does get along with other animals and currently lives with a female great Dane and 2 smaller males . He needs to be properly introduced – as he is very curious and he likes being the center of attention. Everyone he meets, two-legged and four-legged has an invisible sign on them that says: PLAYMATE FOR DUKE. And he fully engages all playmates. Duke would do best in a home with larger dogs due to his overactive play style. While Duke is great with cats – he is very curious. If the cat runs – he will chase. When the cat stops – he just wants to play. With our cats, that results in a scratched nose. For him. Although he is smart, his “I want to play” gene is stronger than his ‘smart’ gene. He has to relearn this lesson constantly. He has never tried to bite or mouth any of our cats. He bows to them – and sniffs a lot. Still many times resulting in a scratched nose. Duke has been around kids as young as 2 years old and is fine with them. Sadly Duke has anxiety and would do best in a home environment where there is little to no outside distractions. For this reason he will NOT be placed in a condo or apartment home. He is crate trained and his owners have tried many natural solutions to try and help curb this behavior, but they live near Quantico and the constant war games and other loud noises is just too much for him to handle. Duke has been x-rayed and diagnosed with hip dysplasia in both hips but at this time is just on supplements and pain meds as needed. Duke will be required to attend obedience training as part of his adoption. Duke came to MAGDRL in May 2014. (5)
  • Finnegan
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    Finnegan is a handsome 10 month old black male with natural ears. He would do best in a home with older children (or no children), is good with cats and good with female dogs. Finnegan will push the limits if allowed to (typical adolescent boy!) so a strong leader to keep him on the straight and narrow would be good. He is very food motivated so this is a good thing! Finnegan demonstrates good obedience but sometimes has selective hearing. He is a diamond in the rough that needs some polish to be the best that he can be. Finnegan came to MAGDRL in June 2014. (4)
  • Mateo
    Additional Photos - updated 11/3/13
    kids 15+
    Mateo is looking for a foster home. Can you help?
    Mateo is a healthy male who came into MAGDRL with a female Dane Sada. He is a young 8 years old who likes to play and has a good appetite. He's house broken and is very gentle when you give him a treat. Mateo is a little shy of men when he first meets them as he lived in a home with all woman. He's a real love bug and enjoys getting all the attention you can give him. He does pull a bit on lead but is manageable. Would like to see him adopted with Sada as he's very attached to her and they love to play together. He should go to a home where someone is home the majority of the day and no young children as they make him nervous and he will air snap so its best he's not placed in a home with children under 15 years old or a home that doesn't have young children that come over to visit a lot. Mateo came to MAGDRL in January 2013. (1)
    Update 5/4/13 - Mateo might be 8 years in age but he doesn't act it at all, he loves to run and doesn't show any problems with his rear legs. He loves to snuggle and seems to enjoy being around woman as he's sometimes shy of men. Mateo is very sweet and needs a home without a fencing exception as he will take off and run.
    Update 11/2/13 - Mateo is a quiet laid back kinda guy. His most favorite thing to do in the world is chew on his Nylabone. A very good eater, loves to ride in the car. Is very good for a bath. Just a love bug. Will take all the hugs you can give him. I don't think that he is good with anything small. He's not a barkie kind of dog. Is very well behaved. Pulls a bit on lead but nothing to bad. While we originally wanted to see Mateo placed with Sada, we have found that he would do fine without her as well. Mateo is very healthy for his age. Gets around just fine. He would be a great addition to any family that just wants a real mush. Mateo would love to have a family to call his own, don't let the gray around his muzzle fool you, he still gets the zoomies in the yard and that won't stop the unconditional love he'll give you.
  • Moose
    Additional Photos - updated 4/26/14
    Moose is a Rescue In Need.
    Moose is a 3 year old very large black male with natural ears. He has a very relaxed personality and it took him less then an hour to settle into the routine of the household. He does great with the other Dane in the house and has not had any issues when meeting others dogs on the street. Moose's lives up to the lazy couch potato Dane characteristics. He is the happiest with just laying in his bed and watching everyone else doing their business. He only gets up for the necessary excitements in life: walks, food and cuddles. He has a fun little dance when he sees us putting on our shoes and getting the leash ready and his whole body wiggles when his tail wags. He is a big leaner so brace yourself. Moose came in with some infected paw pads but that has all cleared up. We have learned that he is great with foot soaks and baths. Nothing seems to bother this guy. We have noticed that when he gets over excited he can start talking back at you, but all in play. He doesn't like being left alone, but having another dog with him does ease him a bit. He does not tolerate going into a crate but has been great with not chewing anything or jumping on any furniture when left alone. He will not be placed with children under 12 as we have no history of him with any. He is big and his "talky" personality can be misinterpreted, so he will need a Dane experienced home. Moose came to MAGDRL in March 2014. (3)
    Update 4/19/14 - Moose is now a Rescue in Need. He hurt his left knee and then had a terrible reaction to the Rimadyl he was taking for pain and ended up in the Vet Hospital for almost a week with hemorrhagic diarrhea and no appetite. He was given fluids and supportive therapy until his GI tract healed and he started eating again. He is also now having cold laser treatments to help his knee heal. We are not sure yet if he will need surgery, we will see how he does over the next few weeks. In the meantime Moose is in a foster home with 3 other Danes and doing very well there. He is also good with the school age children in his foster home. Everyone who meets Moose falls in love. He is just a HUGE MUSH and one of those Danes everyone wants to take home.
  • Onyx
    Additional Photos - updated 6/24/14
    Onyx is a sweet 6 year old black female with natural ears. She came to MAGDRL after being in a shelter for many months during a court case for her custody. The shelter reported Onyx got out of her previous owner’s yard and had to be picked up by animal control several times. Despite her tough situation, Onyx quickly settled into the quiet environment of her foster home. She knows basic commands: sit, stay, shake, and lay down. When she came to her foster home, her arthritis affected her mobility but now it is controlled with medicine and she LOVES going on walks and runs! When Onyx sees another dog on walks, she pulls on the leash and barks. Her foster family is working with her on leash manners and appropriate responses to other dogs. When she sees other humans, she always wants to be friends and get some more attention! She does not jump up or lick. Onyx isn’t crate trained but can be trusted without direct supervision. She only likes to go 4-5 hours alone because she gets too lonely, so a mid-day potty break and walk is good for her. The shelter reported she previously lived with a medium-large male dog. Her history with cats and children is unknown. Therefore she won’t be places with children under 12 years old. Onyx is always working and wiggling her way into spaces to lay her head on one of her humans in hopes of getting her head scratched! Rarely does she let her foster parents out of her sight Onyx doesn’t know what to do with toys, but she loves rawhide bones. Onyx is eager to please and often will sit and lift her paw up because she knows treats usually follow. If lifting one paw doesn’t work, she tries with the other one and if THAT doesn’t work she will give a gentle nudge with her head to remind you she did tricks and deserves some cheese! Onyx came to MAGDRL in February 2014. (5)
    Update 6/24/14 - Onyx has made great progress with her leash manners! She heels beautifully on her walks and isn’t pulling as much. She is also doing a better job with her reactions to other dogs but will still bark if they are too close. Onyx is an incredible intelligent girl! She learned back-up, leave it, and drop it all in a week. However, this intelligence can be a double-edged sword as she is usually aware when we want her to do something she doesn’t want to do. She can be stubborn but is persuadable as long as there is a yummy treat involved! Onyx is very respectful of humans and her foster home’s house rules. She doesn’t counter-surf and is respectful by not going into the kitchen. Onyx only gets up on the couch when she is invited. When she wants petted she even so gently nudges you and gives the sweetest puppy dog eyes to remind you she needs some love! No one can say no to her sweet face when she asks to be petted!! She loves having visitors over because that means more attention for her. Overall Onyx is very low-key and enjoys nothing more than Saturday mornings to curl up with her foster parents. She does get the zoomies now and then but a game of catch (with socks) or a jog outside gets her energy out. Onyx LOVES her outside play time when she can romp around with her foster dad.
  • Pepper
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    Pepper is a 5 year old beautiful tall mantle girl with cropped ears. One is flopped which gives her great character. Pepper is a very affectionate and loving girl. She was returned after being adopted and placed in a foster home with 6 children, she is doing great with them there. Pepper does have her quirks, she stresses when left alone. She will rip up any "bags" left in her reach. Her foster home has figured this out and is careful about it, as well as hiding treats and toys for her to find. This has worked well. She is doing great with the boundaries set for her and is learning "stay" as well as reinforcing all of her obedience commands. Pepper has lived with other dogs and is selective about who she likes and dislikes, so she is best as an only dog, but can probably live in peace with a laid back confident large male. Pepper has not lived with cats and will not be placed with any. Pepper came back to MAGDRL in March 2014. (3)
  • Petey
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    Petey is currently on medical hold.
    Petey is a 6 month old (DOB 08/22/2013) deaf male harlequin with natural ears who is all puppy. He was very skinny and not housebroken when he came into rescue. He has very large feet, so he will be a very large boy when he reaches his full growth. Petey has the cutest squishiest face that I love to mess with and he loves all of the attention. He has slight hip dysplasia making him a bit wobbly when walking especially when he first wakes up. We are working on basic obedience training and potty training. Petey is picking up potty training pretty quickly and is finally going to the door to go outside, we will need to work on alerting me when he needs to go out. He walks nicely on a leash as long as you are walking, he gets bored just standing there and will start to pull to go elsewhere. He also has very nice table manners. He isn’t one to come up and put his head on the table. He will go lay down and as long as you are in sight he is a happy boy. He is learning to love his crate, at night we do puppy snuggles in the crate together until he falls asleep. It’s comforting to him and seems to be helping him accept being in the crate during the day. Petey is a very sweet loving boy. He is a true Velcro Dane but is beginning to venture outside on his own with his foster Dane sisters and even by himself. He loves everyone he meets and is especially tolerant of children. Petey is currently being sponsored by a local Girl Scout troop and on his first meeting with the girl’s, he pranced right into their circle and loved on every single child in the circle. He is very gentle for a 6 month old Dane puppy. Petey wants to play with every dog he meets. He is very friendly and appears to be well socialized. Petey has befriended the neighbor’s dogs and enjoys regular play dates with many other dogs. Petey also enjoys frolicking in the pond. He would do well in a home with children of any age and needs to be in a home with a canine companion. His future home will need to understand he does have hip dysplasia which may cause some health issues as he grows into himself. We will require obedience training as a requirement of his adoption. Petey will be on a medical hold until he has a bit more weight on him. Petey came to MAGDRL in February 2014. (5)
  • Sada
    Additional Photos - updated 11/3/13
    kids 15+
    Sada is looking for a foster home. Can you help?
    Sada is a sweet healthy 4 year old female who came into MAGDRL with a male Dane Mateo. She loves to be played with and given attention. She has a lot of energy and would do best with another dog. It would be wonderful if she could be adopted with Mateo as they really do so well together and like to play with each other. She is vocal and likes to bark (talk) to you when she plays. She takes treats very gently from you and she's house trained. Sada does pull a bit on a leash so a gentle leader should be use. She does listen well when you correct her. She will need obedience classes. Sada is a bit on the shy side and needs to go into a home that will work on building her confidence. Its best if she's not placed in a home with children under the age of 15 years old as she's shy and if nervous she'll back up bark and grumble until she feels secure. She needs time to warm up to new situations. Sada came to MAGDRL in January 2013. (1)
    Update 5/4/13 - Sada is a bit of a wild child and she can be a bully when she wants to play with her brother Mateo. Though they play well together. Mateo has learned how to get away from her. He runs to me, but when he's had enough he'll tackle her to the ground and that ends her wild playing. He never hurts her, he just lets her know--"ENOUGH". A butt rub puts her over the moon and gives her the zoomies. Sada is very sweet and needs to be placed with another dog. She will not be placed in a fencing exception as she will take off and run.
    Update 11/2/13 - Sada is a fun loving dog with lots of energy. She gets along well with other dogs, and even through we had wanted her placed with Mateo, we have found that she would do well another dog as well. She is a very good eater. Loves to ride in the car. Pulls a bit on lead. Is very good for a bath. Loves all the attention you can give her. She's a talker. Likes to voice her opinion often. Very healthy. Just a real sweet girl. Lots of fun!
  • Sam
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    Sam is a 7 year old handsome mantle male with natural ears. He was given up because he had an occasional issue with the alpha dog in his previous home. His owner was also expecting a new baby so thought it was best to rehome him. Sam is in a foster home with another male Dane who is approximately the same age. They have been introduced slowly and are doing very well with this slow integration. He did live with no issues with another large male dog in his previous home. Sam is a mellow boy, is very affectionate and loves his people. He is a typical Velcro Dane and wants to be where you are. He is house trained, crate trained and trustworthy in the house. Active children do make him nervous so he will not be placed into an active home with young children. Sam walks well on a leash but does react to approaching strange dogs. Once introduced and learns there is no threat, he is fine. Sam is a very sweet boy who wants to be loved. He deserves a quiet home where he can spend his senior years in peace. We know he can be placed with other dogs who will treat an old guy with respect. Sam came to MAGDRL in September 2013. (3)
  • Samuel
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    Samuel is looking for a foster home. Can you help?
    Samuel is a very large, very handsome, 4 year old harlequin male with cropped and standing ears. Do not let his size fool you, he is a big Scooby Doo and needs a very Dane savvy home to be able to give him the support he needs to function as a normal Dane. Samuel needs a strong lead to assure him that the world is not a horrible place and he can trust that he will be taken care of and not have to take charge of the situation. Due to his anxiety we are saying no dogs and no children. Once this boy has formed a bond with you he will look to you for reassurance and appropriate behavior limits. If you can give this boy a stable, loving home with consistency, leadership and a low key life then please contact us. Samuel came to MAGDRL in May 2014. (2)
  • Shadow
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    Shadow is a loving, energetic 2 year old male merle with natural ears. He stands approximately 33” from the shoulder and has a very handsome coloration. He is playful, walks decently well on a leash, completely house trained, and generally eager to please. Shadow is good around children, but due his size and his excitement he'd be best in a home with older children age 10 years and up. He gets along well with cats, and currently annoys his old, grumpy dog brother with frequent requests to play. While Shadow has times of high energy and playfulness, he is overall a well-mannered, relaxed dog that will hang out on his dog bed and entertain himself. He has done well alone in the house for several hours, and seems capable of lasting longer without a problem. His one major flaw is “surfing the counters” for food treats left unattended. It is a special joy for Shadow is to be let off leash to run free in a big fenced in yard. Please adopt this loving, goof ball. He will be your best friend and the best looking (furry) arm candy you'll ever have! A training contract will be part of his adoption requirement. Shadow came to MAGDRL in March 2014. (1)
  • Winston
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    Winston is looking for a foster home. Can you help?
    Winston is an approximately 4 year old merle male with natural ears. Winston came to MAGDRL as a very thin, stray so we have no history on him. He is crate trained, fairly active and is very curious about is surroundings. Winston is an insecure dog by nature which makes it essential that he be placed in an environment with a high level of consistency. When he is unsure, he barks a bit until he no longer feels afraid. A consistent routine with slow introductions to new people is required for Winston to build self-confidence. He approaches strangers with caution and will quickly withdraw if they attempt to reach out to him. Winston is very food motivated and that seems to help him overcome his fearfulness and when meeting new people a treat goes a long way to helping him decide you are a good person. Once he has established a level of trust, he enjoys seeking out affection. Winston will need his own space so he is able to remove himself if he starts to feel overwhelmed. Winston's leash skills have improved with each training session. We have no history of children and because of his demeanor we are saying no children. When exposed to a cat he acknowledged her but happily returned his attention to the person who had just given him a treat. He has met other dogs and has done beautifully. He was playful and took cues from a well-adjusted female without hesitation. For this reason we do feel he would be more relaxed around a female companion that could reassure him in those new situations. If he were an only dog he is going to need a Dane savvy home that will set the limits and boundaries as well as take the lead in new situations so Winston can be assured that he is safe. Everyone who meets him and spends time with him falls in love with him. With the right family who is understanding and patient and with a consistent routine he will bond quickly and be a wonderful family addition. Winston came to MAGDRL in December 2013. (2)
  • Capone - Courtesy
    Additional Photos - updated 6/24/14
    Capone is a courtesy listing.
    Please contact your local coordinator for more information on him.
    Capone is a 2 year old mantle male with cropped and standing ears. He's been in the kennel for almost 3 months now and is looking for a foster home. He's been around a lot of dogs at the kennel and he is a little pushy when meeting them, but not aggressive. He would do very well with another female dog and for males, he would just need to have the proper introductions. But Capone is a people lover and seems to prefer them to other dogs. He didn't interact with the other dogs much, but instead wanted the people's attention. We haven't had him around young kids, so he should be in a home with older kids or adults. Capone is very good with cats (used to live with 5) and would love to be in a foster home. He does not bark and everyone at the kennel thinks he's a total sweetheart. He will make a wonderful addition to your home! (5)

    MAGDRL occasionally lists danes that are available for adoption through another rescuer, shelter or individual. These danes have not been evaluated by MAGDRL, and MAGDRL makes no representation about the dane or the rescuer. Adoptions of courtesy listings do not follow MAGDRL's adoption process, and any proceeds do not normally go to MAGDRL. Adoption fees are at the discretion of the individual or rescuer.
  • Elsa - Courtesy
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    Elsa is a courtesy listing.
    Please contact your local coordinator for more information on her.
    Elsa is a beautiful 9 year old fawn female who has found herself without a home due to the economy. She is looking for a quiet home where she can enjoy her golden years. She is a friendly and playful girl who has very good manners, though she will counter surf if allowed. She has good leash manners, and loves going for long walks. She has no experience interacting with other dogs, and she shows a bit of prey drive toward cats, so she really would do best in a home where she have all the attention for herself. (7)

    MAGDRL occasionally lists danes that are available for adoption through another rescuer, shelter or individual. These danes have not been evaluated by MAGDRL, and MAGDRL makes no representation about the dane or the rescuer. Adoptions of courtesy listings do not follow MAGDRL's adoption process, and any proceeds do not normally go to MAGDRL. Adoption fees are at the discretion of the individual or rescuer.
  • Truman - Courtesy
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    Truman is a courtesy listing.
    Please contact your local coordinator for more information on him.
    My name is Truman. I am a handsome 2 year old Great Dane/Black Lab mix! I love cuddling and I'm a really fun walking partner. I am working on some of my food possession issues, and I have been making great progress. I am a lovable guy, but I need a home without children. Although I am good with other larger dogs, the adults in my house should have experience with resource guarding or willing to use Perfect Pooch’s training resources to help! I am not so interested in living with cats. I am desperately looking for a forever home OR a foster home. I’m not a shelter guy, so please help me find my new home! (2)

    MAGDRL occasionally lists danes that are available for adoption through another rescuer, shelter or individual. These danes have not been evaluated by MAGDRL, and MAGDRL makes no representation about the dane or the rescuer. Adoptions of courtesy listings do not follow MAGDRL's adoption process, and any proceeds do not normally go to MAGDRL. Adoption fees are at the discretion of the individual or rescuer.
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