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01-26-2014 06:49 PM
Jax08
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Originally Posted by Drewbacca View Post
they seem to have alot more shepherds to choose from than the gsr-sp.

--andrew
Unfortunately, GSR-SP doesn't seem to foster many. They do seem to eval and match up dogs in shelters with potential adopters
01-26-2014 06:48 PM
Jax08
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Originally Posted by Prinzsalpha View Post
We have worked with them numerous times and had no issues.
Good to know!! Maybe they just had a couple bumps in the road of new management.
01-26-2014 05:56 PM
Drewbacca thanks for the responses everyone. as stevenzachsmom said, I do reside in philadelphia. the gsr-sp i've been keeping an eye on, because that's what is closest to me. i stumbled across the MAGSR because apparently they do cater to parts of PA, so i'm going to fill out an app and see how that goes. they seem to have alot more shepherds to choose from than the gsr-sp. every other rescue closest to me i've looked at doesn't seem to have what i'm looking. i'm also still on the hunt for a reputable working line breeder in my area, if anyone has any info, that'd be great as well.

--andrew
01-26-2014 02:11 PM
Prinzsalpha We have worked with them numerous times and had no issues.
01-25-2014 01:19 PM
Jax08 sent a PM to you in response, Jan.

SASRA
GSR-SP
ASR (MD)
Shepherds To Love (MD)
VGSR (Virginia) Not sure if that is out of their adoption range.
BDBH in Rochester - Again not sure about adoption range.
01-25-2014 11:24 AM
Stevenzachsmom Andrew is in PHILADELPHIA!! Can anyone suggest GSD rescues in PA?

Thank you!
01-25-2014 12:27 AM
Jax08
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Originally Posted by Merciel View Post
There's only so much a rescue can do to control the behavior of its fosters. Unfortunately everybody is so hard up for fosters all the time that almost every rescue will gamble on an iffy foster home if it's not obviously super terrible.
Since you quoted me...

there was a little more to the whole story than just a bad foster. Look the story up. the rescue was going to euthanize the dog because of the bite and people took the rescue to court to save the dog. That part is not on the foster, it's on the rescue.

Now maybe they have their act together again. Because they used to be a top notch rescue. But given the past couple of years, I would not recommend them.
01-24-2014 11:31 PM
Merciel
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Originally Posted by Jax08 View Post
Also a dog that they sent to a bad foster who ended up with a bite due to their own stupidity.
There's only so much a rescue can do to control the behavior of its fosters. Unfortunately everybody is so hard up for fosters all the time that almost every rescue will gamble on an iffy foster home if it's not obviously super terrible.

And most fosters are just well-meaning regular people who don't necessarily have a ton of expertise in handling dogs of any sort, let alone dogs with behavioral issues.

I'm not taking a stance with regard to MAGSR one way or the other -- I've never dealt with them personally and have, at best, third-hand reputation-type information that's pretty much neutral and therefore not too helpful -- I'm just saying that it's not always fair to impute the stupidity of one foster home to the whole entire rescue.

To the OP: you'll find that most of the good rescues have pretty extensive applications. Shelters tend to be a little simpler because they're usually dealing with higher volumes in a less personal setting.

But when you adopt from a foster-based rescue, you're taking a dog that's been living in somebody's home for a while, almost like one of their own pets, so the foster always wants to feel comfortable that the dog is really truly going to a great home.

And a foster-based rescue really wants to make a good match. That's the biggest benefit of adopting from a rescue rather than a shelter in the first place -- you can get a lot more insight into the dog's personality, activity level, behavioral quirks in a home setting, and so forth. But all this extra information can't be used to maximum advantage if they don't know enough about you to figure out which of their dogs would be good matches. So that's the other main reason they typically ask so much stuff.

Not that you asked for an explanation. I just talk too much sometimes.
01-24-2014 06:27 PM
G-burg You can also look into Virginia German Shepherd Rescue..

Home - Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.
01-24-2014 06:22 PM
Jax08 Look into All Shepherd Rescue. Good group of people.

There have been a couple of issues at MAGSR, including Lee's post above. Also a dog that they sent to a bad foster who ended up with a bite due to their own stupidity. Many people fought the rescue, who was going to euthanize the dog, and a breeder in CT took him, rehabbed him and adopted him out.

Not a rescue I can recommend with confidence anymore.
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