My name is Kingston!

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

Facts about Kingston

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10234508
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

KINGSTON is a gorgeous boy who's finally on a path of greatness, good health, and well-being!  This beautiful 2 1/2 year old sable German Shepherd was used as a breeder dog and was finally surrendered due to the terrible skin condition that had taken over a good majority of his body.  He had a horrific case of mange that covered approximately 3/4 of his body - his paws were even swollen and painful.  But what we found out as he was surrendered shocked us even more.  This poor boy has been dealing with mange since he was 6 months old!  His breeder/owners continued to have him breed even though he was in rough shape.  We're so happy to say this is all in his past, and he's recovering nicely in his foster home.


Kingston is one cool dude!  Surprisingly, he's pretty social and friendly with humans!  He's already met quite a few neighbors around his foster home, and has greeted everyone nicely.  He's working hard to learn good doggie manners, and good leash manners as well.  He's does well with kids 12 years old and up.  Huck bonds fast and hard to his humans and due to his background does display separation anxiety, so we feel he would do best with a family where someone can be at home most of the time, or be able to take him with them on daily adventures.

Other Animals
Kingston does well with other large breed dogs, and when approached by strange dogs on the street, as engaged in a playful manner.  He will coexist with a smaller dog, but any play would need to be supervised due to his extra-large size.
Kingston is working on hard to recover from his hard life as a breeder dog.  His skin was a complete mess when he came into our program; we'll update this again as we get more information on his progress!


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.