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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 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)

Update 8/14/14 - Petey is just about to turn 1. He's a typical rambunctious puppy who loves to play, wrestle, play tug-o-war, and run. However, he's been diagnosed with both Wobblers and Hip Dysplasia. This causes Petey to fall a lot, walk as though he is drunk, and generally just not understand where his body is. Fortunately acupuncture has been helping, so MAGDRL has approved for him to have gold bead implants done, which is a permanent form of acupuncture. MAGDRL has seen this help quite a few dogs in the past, so we have high hopes for Petey!

Petey's medical bills have been over $1100 as of August, and his gold bead implants are expected to cost approximately $2000. Can you help Petey?



Additional Photos of Bane - Updated 8/10/14

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.

Bane's medical bills have been over $3100 as of early June, can you help Bane?



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.

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