My name is Raven!

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

Facts about Raven

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10386784
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

RAVEN is a stunningly beautiful, 2 year-old, Sable coated GSD who was VERY badly abused by someone.  She came to us from a shelter where she was abandoned, utterly terrified of human beings.  She simply shut down when people came near, and had to be carried everywhere:  to the vet clinic, to the car, to her foster home.   


Overall, Raven is a very gentle but super-shy girl, who is working hard with her foster to learn that her world is now a safe place. As a result of an extensive trauma history, she still sometimes ducks her head when her foster approaches to pet her, but is slowly showing improvement. She has a tendency to be shy with new people or novel situations - her initial response is to hide under chairs or behind her person, but will warm up quickly and ask for a belly rub.

Raven is super-smart, and super-loving, and she bonds very hard to her person(s). She is crate-trained, and frequently uses her crate for a 'safe' place when anxious or confused. However, if she is left in a crate by herself, with no other dogs or her person around, she will sometimes grow anxious and break out. Raven is not destructive when allowed to roam, and can be left free in the home without causing any damage. She has learned to follow basic obedience commands from her foster, but does not necessarily translate those to other people yet. She is working to overcome a history of starvation, but still at times eats a small amount, takes a break, then eats again.

** Raven MUST HAVE A 6' PHYSICAL FENCE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY SECURE - Anxiety and startle responses cause her to be a flight risk and will for some time.  She can also jump high, and has nearly cleared the top of a six-foot privacy fence that had some damaged boards.

*** Any family for Raven will also NEED to be willing to keep her on an extended lead line, in a back yard, with ADULT supervision, for an extended period of time, until she is able to bond with, and trust her new people and surroundings.


Raven is good with other dogs, and seems to feel calmer with doggy buddy's around. It's a requirement for any adoptive home to have another dog that is both confident and calm, and can help Raven continue to improve her confidence level. She cannot be in a home with cats.


Due to the noise and chaos, Raven cannot be in a home with young children.  Kids 12 and up only, no exceptions.

Raven has no known medical issues. 
IDEAL FAMILY:     A patient, loving family who will continue to guide her on her journey to trust and confidence.  A family with another dog who will be her play buddy, best friend, and role model.  A family who will be gentle and encouraging, and never lose patience with Raven as she works through the final stages of her fear and distrust.  A family willing to help her fully blossom into the incredible dog she really is.

If you want to help a terrified, abused German Shepherd
heal and love her forever,
RAVEN may just be the dog you're looking for!

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.

Complete an Adoption Application Now!

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.


  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.  The minute you adopt, it is your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.  Only you can do that.
  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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Thank you for considering a homeless dog or cat.

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.