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Rescues In Need

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 of Petey - Updated 8/17/14

Petey was adopted in September, we wish him the best of luck in his new home!



Additional Photos of Bane - Updated 8/10/14

Bane was adopted in September, we wish him the best of luck in his new home!



Additional Photos of Moose - updated 4/26/14

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.

Update 8/8/14 - Moose has made a complete turnaround in his foster home - he's happy, healthy, and ready to be adopted! Moose had severe stomach issues after a bad reaction to pain meds. Once his stomach recovered, he started putting weight back on and is now a gorgeous 160 pounds. He could even put on a few more pounds, but probably not a good idea given his history with his knee. Moose is a very tall boy and gets noticed wherever he goes. Now that he is nicely filled out and has a shiny coat, he's even more handsome. He can get drooly when excited or ready to eat, so it helps to have some towels around the house. Any Dane home usually has plenty of towels ready to go! Moose underwent colder laser treatment on his knee for several weeks. He will always have a unique, swaying walk, but it adds to his charm. He is in no pain and is able to walk, climb stairs, and even jog around the yard with no problems. He is currently living with three senior Danes, so playtime is kept to a minimum. That's probably best for Moose. He loves every dog he meets but prefers to play with his humans. Moose is a typical teenage boy Dane - he can be stubborn, so he needs an owner who will be firm with him. He doesn't appear to have been well socialized as a puppy, and sometimes new people and experiences surprise him. Obedience training will be a requirement of his adoption. Moose is a very affectionate Dane who loves his humans and especially loves to be touching them! He adores riding in the car with his head on his foster mom's shoulder, sitting on any available human lap, or just snuggling with his humans. Because of Moose's size and tendency to rub into whomever is around him, he will do best in a home with no children or Dane-savvy children ages 12 and up.

Can you help Moose?

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.

All donations made from this page will go toward the expenses for all the special needs dogs in MAGDRL's care.

Thank you. All donations are tax deductible. 52-1177018

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