My name is Zoltan!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Kansas City, Missouri - Zoltan
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Missouri German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Zoltan

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5801188
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

ZOLTAN is a stunning sable German Shepherd who's ready to find his forever family!  He's a beautiful, powerful, and sometimes stubborn male working lines German Shepherd, and is considered HIGH energy.  He needs extensive daily exercise playing ball - his favorite activity of all time.  Zoltan has been in and out of several homes during his lifetime, and is hoping to find THE one who can match him in wit and energy, so he can finally have a place of his own to call home.

Zoltan LOVES being with his family and will be wherever his people are; he's incredibly loyal and gets attached pretty quickly.  He loves to meet people, and when at home, takes cues from his humans to determine if visitors are acceptable.  Like a true German Shepherd, he's stubborn, and protective of his family, and he will react to any perceived threat (such as strangers yelling around family, etc).  He adores ear rubs, belly rubs, and warming up his human's feet (by way of laying on them!) at the end of the day.  He's also quite a talker and likes to tell his humans about things he experiences throughout his day -- reflections of objects, a bag blowing by, or even when he's enjoying some petting or a good belly rub.   

Zoltan is incredibly loving and bonds closely to his humans.  He's quite a big lovebug, and will try sneaking up into his human's lap if allowed.  Provided he gets a proper amount of exercise daily, he settles nicely and loves to sleep on his back with all 4 feet in the air while you tend to work, projects or are just relaxing.  He wants to please his humans, and responds well to strong leadership and training that's consistent.  He's currently in an experienced foster home with a strong leader and is doing well.

Other Animals
Zoltan can do well with other respectful dogs if introductions are done properly and slowly.  He doesn't care for other dogs getting in his face or trying to take his ball.  He has done very well with a number of other foster dogs who have come and gone through his foster homes (always with proper supervision, and gradual introductions).  He's not really a player with other dogs, so will do best with another dog who respects his space, and does not challenge him.  A submissive and mellow dog would be a nice match, or he would be fine as an only dog.

No children under 15 years old; no exceptions.

No known medical issues.

Additional Information: Adoption Requirements

Experienced German Shepherd Owner/Leader
6' Privacy Fence
No children under 15 years old
No small dogs or cats
Commitment of daily exercise, no matter the weather or busy schedules

Some people might consider Zoltan as an 'old' man, but even at 8 years old, he has a lot of energy and lots of life yet to live.  A solid committment of energetic walks and daily ball play are the key for keeping this hunk physically and mentally balanced!  One lucky family who can commit to that and strong and consistent leadership will have a true GEM of a GSD!


This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on.

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  1. We're picky about our adopters!  GSDs are not for everyone.  They take a lot of time, effort and training.  They shed all year round.  They're big and scare lots of people.  They 'mouth' and are 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 applying.  
  2. All MOGS dogs must be inside family pets. We do not adopt to outdoor only homes.
  3. 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!!
  4. You're required to make a lifetime commitment.  Only you can make sure the dog is safe, loved and cared for, for the rest of its life. The minute you adopt, that responsibility is yours.
  5. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.
  6. 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?  If you move?  If you have a child?
  7. 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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About Missouri German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

MOGS is a newer and growing group in Kansas City, MO. Our focus is German Shepherds but we will help GSD mixes and other breeds as we are able to do so.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are in foster homes or boarding facilities. We do NOT have a shelter or physical facility.

Our Adoption Process...

Homes will be required to provide 3 references plus a vet reference and have a home visit completed. The dogs are all completely vetted before being placed in their new homes including microchip, spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, bordatella vaccine, fecal, heartworm test, and current on heartworm/flea preventative.