This page showcases different dogs that are currently with MAGDRL and are receiving treatment and training to help them overcome the abuse and neglect they have suffered before finding their way to us. Each of these dogs deserves a chance and our dedicated volunteers are working to save their lives.
Additional Photos (updated 7/3/17)
Fred is an approximately 4-5 year old mantle marked merle male who came into rescue from a shelter. He is the sweetest boy who just wants to be with you. You can see he wasn’t treated well in his past as his nails were so long that his toes were splayed apart and he was walking back on his heels. He has numerous area’s on his legs and paws that have pressure sores. Fred has been with us less than a week when he stopped eating, had a fever of 106.6 (normal for a dog is between 101 – 102.5) and has a heavy mucus running from his nose. This literally happened within an hour’s time between times when his the foster mom had seen him. Fred is currently in an emergency vet. They started IV’s and are doing tests to see what he really has as this doesn’t seem to be kennel cough. Please send good thoughts for Fred, he’s such a good boy. Current vetting estimates for Fred are between $1,300 – $1,700. Fred came to MAGDRL in April 2017. (1)
Update 6/4/17 – Fred has come along way since he came into rescue. He looks and feels so much better. Fred has been neutered and it took a while as he needed to be kept quite, but he had other ideas and he wanted to play. He’s a high energy boy and can be a bit barky at times. The Vets office fell in love with him as he’s very social and would greet everyone in the office. Fred does pull on a leash and doesn’t seem to know too many commands. He knows “sit” but he seems to preoccupied with everything around him, so a training contract will be included with his adoption. Fred is very affectionate with his foster parents. He can be mouthy but never applies any pressure. He will jump up near you but not on you. He seems to be starved for attention and we’ve been limited on testing him with other dogs as the Vet wanted to keep him quiet after his hospitalization and his neuter. The shelter said that when they tested him off leash with a female dog that he showed a soft body language but he has proven with us to have a bouncy body language that might not be accepted by other dogs. They also tested him off leash with a male dog and he showed a soft and social body language but the other dog was uncomfortable so they were not introduced. One thing we are sure of is that Fred is not for a first time dog or Dane owner. We will continue to work with him to see how he is with other dogs.
Update 6/30/17 – Fred continues to improve, he’s healthy now and his sores on his legs have healed. He’s a happy boy but sometimes gets so excited that he forgets how big he is and will grab your hand or arm with his mouth and wants to hold you. Its not that he’s biting you, but he is mouthy and big so we are trying to redirect his behavior by giving him a toy to mouth on. Fred has a LOUD bark which can be very intimidating to a first time dog owner, he also will bark at other dogs but his body language isn’t aggressive. We did try a slow introduction with Fred an Suzy and both dogs sniffed each other and then walked away. He is a work in progress and really wants to please but sometimes his excitement gets the best of him.
We are accepting donations to help defray the medical bills of our Rescues in Need. Thank you for caring.
If you would prefer to make your donation by check MAGDRL gladly accepts personal checks and money orders. Donations can be made to MAGDRL, PO Box 285, Hanover, MD 21076.
Thank you for your donation. All donations made from this page will go toward the expenses for all the special needs dogs in MAGDRL’s care.
MAGDRL is a 501(c)3 charity, and donations to MAGDRL are tax deductible. 52-1177018