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My name is Maggie!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Wayland, Massachusetts - Maggie
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Wayland, Massachusetts - Maggie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Maggie's Info...

I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Maggie's Story...
Maggie is a nine month-old pure white female GSD. Maggie came to GSRNE by way of a shelter where her owners, who had small children, surrendered her when they realized they could not keep up with the demands of such a young dog and a growing family. Recognizing what a sweet girl they had in their care, as well as how detrimental shelter life can be for a GSD, the shelter called GSRNE for help.

Maggie has been in a GSRNE foster home for about two months and is doing very well. She lives with another GSD, Rocky, and loves to play ball with him. Together, they go for daily walks and run at the dog park or hike at the beach. Maggie loves the water and relishes every opportunity she has to go for a swim. She is very much still a puppy and she could play all day, if given the chance.

What makes Maggie so delightful is her sweet personality. She is extremely affectionate and will lay her head on your lap as she relaxes at home after a hard day of exercise and play. In addition to her foster brother Rocky, Maggie seems to love other dogs and does very well with new dog introductions. She is very friendly with all who come to visit the house as well as strangers she encounters on her daily outings though she does not seem to be as fond of cats. She has tolerated the cat that resides in her current foster home, but sometimes if the cat runs, Maggie will chase. For this reason, a home with no cat or one with a cat that doesn’t run is preferable.

Maggie is like many young dogs in that she will need her adopters to continue to work on her mouthiness and her jumping. Both are very adolescent behaviors, typical of dogs her age. When first came into GSRNE, she would jump and snap in your face, which would escalate with corrections. Maggie has come a long way in a short amount of time and these behaviors have decreased significantly. However, an adoptive family needs to recognize that they may resurface in response to her transition to a new home. She will do very well with an adopter who will continue to help her understand what is acceptable and what is not. However, she will need someone who can accomplish this with calm and reassuring authority. She has demonstrated sensitivity when spoken to in a harsh or loud voice. In these situations she may cower suggesting she may have been yelled at in her prior home.

A great home for Maggie is an individual or couple who will give her the time and energy that a dog of her young age requires. She needs a confident, but patient leader to show her the ropes and communicate what is expected of her. A dog of Maggie’s age must be part of an active home where daily walks and play sessions are routine. Opportunities for exercise will help Maggie channel her abundant energy as well as bond with her new owner. Maggie is a smart, wonderful, young GSD who will make an individual or family a great companion and pet.

Facts about Maggie

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Maggie, a Wayland German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Wayland, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Wayland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wayland already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Wayland breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Wayland paves the way for another one to be saved.