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Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 5 days ago

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Background - Hailey is goofy, tail chaser of a young GSD! She is energetic with a high toy drive. She loves balls, mile long walks, and outdoor playtime. Hailey LOVES new people and is very warm and welcoming after a controled meet and greet.
This energetic girl came to MOGs from a local shelter after her previous owners no longer wanted her energy.

Temperment/Behavioral - Hailey has made tremendous progress in the last three months.
Hailey walks on a leash well with an alternative collar. (She is still practicing her manners on a regular leash and collar.) She can walk calmly even with other dogs in the area. She will bark but has not shown agressivness towards other dogs.
Hailey still acts like a puppy so she is learning mouthing manners. Potential adopters will need to understand mouthing and continue her education towards a well behaved pup.
She does well on basic commands like sit, even when very excited.
As with many young GSDs, Hailey has selective hearing. She knows her commands, but chooses when to listen. Unfortuneately, she has proven that she will counter surf if bored. She knows that’s where her treats come from! The good news is that she is treat modivated and trains easily.
As mentioned above, Hailey is working on following her commands 100% of the time. Right now, she is selective and will need continued training from her new family.
She is crate trained and house broken. When she first comes out of the kennel she can be anxious but after about five minutes she will calm down.
Hailey does not understand cuddling yet; a simple belly rub turns into play time. Her foster family is working on this!

Other Animals - Hailey does not like rabbits, squirrels, or stray cats.
At the moment, Hailey would do best as an only pet until she grows comfortable and learns her manners. She might do well in a temporary crate and rotate situation.

Children/People - Hailey loves all people as mentioned above. She accepted her foster Dad before accepting her foster Mom but seems happy with any human. When people are visiting, she will engage with them unless a ball is involved, then the ball is the most interesting object in the room. She has been introduced to babies, teenagers, and adults and really enjoys everyone.
Hailey is a velcro dog and likes to be near her human at all times if they are home. She will follow her humans around the house and does not understand privacy. (Hailey even likes to lay in the bathroom if that is where her humans are!)

Summary - Hailey NEEDS a home willing to spend actual time with her outside to run off her energy. Her ideal home needs to be active or at least willing to walk her daily.
Hailey is smart. Like most young dogs, she can be mischevious (like grabbing a shoe and running) if she doesn’t have toys or active time to stimulate her mind and wear her out. Once she’s had those things, she’s a gem!

If you're looking for a gorgeous, goofy, loving German Shepherd
who has good energy,
Hailey may be your ideal family member!

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. 
  2. Are you sure you're up to having a GSD?  They're not for everyone.  They take a lot of time, effort, training.  They shed year round.  They're big.  They scare lots of people.  They 'mouth' and herd.  They're 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 or ours applying.  
  3. Will the dog be an inside family pet? We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
  4. Do you leave your dog outdoors when you're not home?   We do not adopt to homes that leave their animals outside when they're gone.  You must put your dogs indoors when you're gone.  A 3 yr old adopted MOGS dog died when the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, the gate was somehow opened, and she was hit by a car.  Tragic and 100% preventable. Even privacy fences get broken into.  Gates are opened.  Thieves steal dogs. Never leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
  5. 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? 
  6. Will you make a lifetime commitment?  It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
  7.  Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment?  It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
  8. Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.


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April 7, 2024, 7:01 pm
Missouri German Shepherd Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
Nancy Campbell
PO Box 22466, Kansas City, MO 64113

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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.

Go meet their pets

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

More about this rescue

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.