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Because of poor health, Abby's owner had to give her up.
Abby is very sweet and her only health problem is some
arthritis. She would love to get one-on-one attention, and she
would give you her unconditional love. Abby is very sweet and good
with other calm, non-aggressive dogs. She weighs about 45 pounds.
Abby deserves a loving home to live out her years.
This is lovely Ayla, a Belgian Malinois and she is ready for her forever home.
During her time in foster she continues to grow and let her true personality come out. She requires a semi-active home at the least, but would be overjoyed with lots of adventures. She rides wonderfully and respectfully in the car non-crated. She will sit and wait for her meals, toys, treats, etc. She does put her front feet on the counters from time to time, but has never taken anything. She is extremely malleable to most anything you want to do - hike, play fetch (tho needs more work on drop it), cuddle in bed, roll around with a male Malinois, go for a walk, hang out with me at work, etc.
She prefers to use the bathroom offleash, but has gone a few times while on leash. We have had no inside house accidents or crate accidents. However if she is at my work (Vets Office) if she is in a large run she will 'use' the run, and do a little barking and whining.
She is highly respectful of my Vet patients while walking through the ICU. If a dog stops at her kennel, at home or work she will growl, but never has escalated from there. Any person is fine with going in her kennel whether she knows them or not. At home she will give a warning bark to people/dogs outside the fence walking by.
Ayla will need an astute handler when it comes to body language as her prey drive is High and she means Business. A 6' fence is an easy obstacle should she really want what is running across it. That being said, her new home can NOT have cats, chickens, small dogs or anything other small critter. At work if she even hears a cat she is up and ready to take action.
As for other dogs, she loves Primo, my male Mal and respects him as Alpha. Another alpha female may be a challenge as would any dog that is always in her face. She warms up - but slowly and requires a dog to give her space. She will approach and engage when she is ready. Smalllish dogs only with constant direct supervision and over 20lbs would probably be best. She has met my Border Terrier/Schnauzer and is interested, although maybe Too much... he is 13lbs. They have never been offleash together inside or outside the house.
On our adventures, she is fun, curious, has stamina, inquisitive; yet cautious. Prey drive will kick in with bicyclists, joggers, and some children- especially those moving quickly. However she greets children out in the pet store in a sit and will give gentle kisses. That being said we feel a home with calm children over 12 would be best.
Ayla is still submissive and may lightly urinate at times - mostly when someone stands and leans over her - such as to put a collar on her. Because of this I ask her to jump up at my waist to 'put your collar on'. We have been working on having her sit and trying it while at her side and in front of her.. she is progressing nicely in this area.
Ayla will be destructive with toys outside her kennel, but has never destroyed any toy within. She does have food sensitivity and becomes severely itchy with poultry and grain. She does well on salmon and sweet potato and only itchy on and off. Her stools become soft and mucousy with diet changes. She tolerates vet exams just fine - but go slow with rectal exams. Nails trims are best on her side on the table. She can get snappy in any other position.
She will excel in any discipline - protection, agility, dock diving, high jump, etc. Ayla is goofy, gregarious, silly, stoic, engaging, loyal, and has many, many endearing qualities. While she does have some 'can't haves', her list of 'can haves' far exceeds. She is truly a special package for the right, loving forever home.
Preference will be given to homes with a secure 6'fence and someone not gone for many hours a day.
Our adoption process is an application, phone interview, and home visit. Please do your homework on the Belgian Malinois breed.... while wonderful, loyal, smart and protective they can be a handful and not for a first time dog owner. They thrive on regular positive training, lots of exercise, boundaries and a firm but fair, experienced handler.
For more information on Ayla, please contact: Jan.
Brinks, a very exuberant boy who just wants companionship and love!
Brinks is a beautiful 2 year old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross! He is sweet and adorable but needs to be an only child -- he is not dog aggressive, but doesn't want to be bothered. He seems to have very low play and prey drive, but makes up for it in food drive! He is good with older children.
For more information on Brinks, please contact Theresa.
Carlos is a ball of energy and very athletic. Loves to run and could probably run a marathon.
Carlos is about 2 years old malinois rescued from the Miami shelter. He has been with Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort (SHARE) for almost a year, looking for his new family.
He can jump/scale a fence if he wants to escape. He will move obstacles as well if he wants to get to the other side. He could benefit from a treadmill or an owner that may be a runner, as well as a place with lots of run space.
When you leash him he will listen and obey his handler. He knows basic commands. The leash also helps at this time as he has become somewhat disconnected (especially off lead).
He is very strong so if he hears a sound he may not like, the handler will need to correct as he can lunge or leap to the sound with all his strength. A sound Carlos doesn't prefer are cars as well as their movement. He will even cry when a car is near and try to lunge to the car.
Carlos can be very loving and when calm he definitely wants attention. He will take treats gently and will let you pet him and give him love.
He has gained weight since we have had him over time and has gained muscle. He is now at a healthy weight.
He can be with other dogs but he will try to hump them and may even nip. Due to his lack of training and energy he has not been in playgroups, but with proper guidance it could be corrected.
He does enjoy the water. He will swim and play in it. He doesn't mind being in a crate if necessary.
We would love to find this gentle energetic ball of golden fur a furever home and someone to give him loads of love and attention. He will definitely be very loyal to his owner as he has become loyal to some of our volunteers who have visited him often.
For more information on Carlos, please contact: Cathy.
Chekotah is a great gal who has a lot of love to give to the family lucky enough to adopt her.
Chekotah came to us from Hunt County Animal Shelter in North Texas. She was scheduled to be put down soon when we stepped in to save her. Big thank you to the volunteers who helped transport her down.
Chekotah walks well on a leash and knows her place command (stay on object until released). She is very healthy and active for her age with no known health issues. She is energetic but not over the top, and she settles well in the house. With some leash walks, she could even live in an apartment.
She does well with other large dogs, however she should not be placed with dogs under 20lbs as she views toy breeds as prey objects if they act nervous. Same with cats. She has a high prey drive so small animals are out.
She has been around children ages 4 to 7 and did great with them. She is house trained and crate trained and has learned the three house rules well: 1) No teeth where they shouldn't be; 2) You come when you are called, and 3) you are silent in the crate. So yes, excellent recall, no chewing except on designated toys/chew things and crates up nicely. She is a confident girl who is looking for a person to bond with and to share life with.
Chekotah is utd on shots and HW negative. Just a great, great gal who has a lot of love to give to the family lucky enough to adopt her. So, feeling lucky?
For more information on Chekotah, please contact: Micheal.
Gitmo is a wonderful boy that loves toys, going for walks, and snuggling with his owners.
Gitmo is a medium energy boy that is just as happy playing as he is to be curled up with you. He is highly environmentally sensitive though and will need a home with patient people that are willing to work with him on his stressors. He would also do best if he was the only dog in the home.
Gitmo wants to be your shining star. He loves to make you happy and doesn't share that spotlight well. He has never shown any aggression towards people but can be very shy with them until he gets to know them.
Gitmo would make a wonderful dog for the right family. He is housebroken, crate trained and has basic obedience training.
For more information on Gitmo, please contact: Amber or call 814-421-7078.
Haylee is a very loving 3.5 year old spayed, female that weighs 48 lbs.
We rescued her at about 6 weeks old. I am not sure of any possible breed mix but her vet says she is likely full blooded or close to it.
Sweet. Very smart. Very trainable but has not been worked with much. She knows basic commands and will walk without pulling (sometimes that takes a few minutes of redirection).
Haylee is a cuddler and lies near my feet if I'm watching tv or at the computer. She has always slept in bed with either my son or me. She is a house pet and generally goes outside for short periods or for potty breaks. She is not destructive and the right home for her would allow her to be free. No crates please.
She is friendly to other people when we walk but she is aggressive towards other animals. This is worse ever since last summer when I rescued another dog that viciously attacked Haylee. Haylee never started a fight and attempted to get away. It reassures me that the right person could help her get over her fear and aggression. She has not spent time with children and is not friendly to kids she does not know.
Haylee has the typical tendencies of the breed. She loves to play fetch, find, chase, and keep away. She is alert and a great security comfort for me. I am moving and away from home a lot so am searching for a new home for this girl. We adore her and will only give her to someone that truly seems a perfect fit. I am seeking someone with training skills. It may be best if there are no other dogs in the house and no young children.
For more information on Haylee, please call or text Joyce at 405.812.9089.
Kafka is a sweet, high energy boy looking for his forever home.
He is house-trained, neutered, UTD on all shots and micro chipped. Kafka is approximately 2-3 years old and needs a home with an active family and a fenced in yard. He loves chasing the tennis ball!! He also loves to lean on you for pets. Kafka weighs approximately 60 lbs. He gets alone well with large dogs that have manners. Kafka is apprehensive about cars. He needs someone that will continue to work with him with patience in getting into a car. We are working on it and have him to the point where I get in first and coax him in. This takes about 2 minutes and the time is getting shorter and shorter. Once in the car Kafka is fine.
For more information on Kafka, please contact: German Shepherd Hope Rescue Sheri.
Katie, approx 6 yrs old, spayed female - Redmond, WA
Katie is a beautiful, good natured, very playful, and vocal GSD/Belgian Malinois
Katie can be nervous around strangers (men at first and we have worked on this she has improved greatly) she can also be reserved and immediate introductions from her person need to be done. Besides good looks, she is crate trained, potty trained, LOVES car rides!
True to her breed, she is very energetic much more so than her biological age She loves squeaker toys, and will play fetch and enjoys a good tug of war. She has not been observed as a digger or climbing while in the yard and seems content to stay in her enclosure.
Katie could still use more formal training and I have purchased a pre-paid 8 week obedience course at Canine Behavior Center, in Redmond Washington for her new owners. Katie gets along with other dogs (she may be best though with another male or as an only dog), and she now will tolerate cats. She will chase but more playful than wanting to cause harm. She does chase squirrels and other prey animals.
Katie has an old injury to her back leg and I have the disk with x-rays. The leg appears to have been broken and re-healed, and it was not advised by either vet to operate as the bones have fused. This does not stop her she runs and plays and can climb stairs, and a hiking course with the best of them. She is incredibly playful and would do best with a family who knows this breed or is very dog savvy....a first time dog owner would not be a consideration. She would greatly benefit from an active family where daily walks, hikes or runs could be added to her day.
Katie is spayed, current on rabies, DHLLP and microchip and is ready for her new home!
Katie is currently fostered with two female Boxers and three cats in Seattle, WA.
Application, contract and home check required. Must be a home owner with a secure 6' plus fence.
For more information on Katie, please contact: Teresa or call 425-444-6162.
Hi! my name is Kennedy and I am looking for a loving, furever home.
I was rescued from a very unsafe beach for dogs in Puerto Rico. I am now located in Dedham Massachusetts. I am about 4.5 years old, 70 lbs - but I need to fatten up, full bred Belgian Malinois, neutered, fully vetted, vaccinated and microchipped.
Everyone tells me that I love all people and there is nothing better than spending time with my human friends. But here is more good news - they say I seem to be good with other dogs and I walk well on a leash.
I should go to a home with children over 10 years old only because of my size and strength. I have very good energy - a good balance between calm and playful. I promise I will provide unconditional love to my new family. Can't wait to meet you. Love and Kisses, Kennedy :)).
A handsome hunk, Lucky is a dashing six year old, 65 lb, gorgeous fawn neutered male in the prime of his life.
Lucky was originally adopted from a shelter in Lompoc, California, and went to live happily on a big ranch with lots of other dogs and animals. Lucky is an excellent watch dog and affectionate family companion. He gets along well with other dogs, cats, and older children. He knows basic commands, walks nicely on a leash, and has no bad habits such as digging or chewing. He's perfectly housebroken and travels very easily in the car. Lucky can be left alone in the house all day, and he won't be destructive. He does have some weakness in his hips, so he doesn't need strenuous exercise.
Lucky's family recently had a sudden move to upstate New York. Although they were fortunate to find a "dog friendly" complex complete with a dog park, there are no private yards and Lucky is not adjusting well to life on a leash in a densely-populated environment surrounded by a continual parade of new dogs and people. Despite working with a trainer and efforts with herbal remedies, he is becoming increasingly anxious and aggressive on-leash.
Lucky would love to live in a place with his very own yard to protect again. He is healthy, loving, and well cared-for, and a good choice for someone looking for a mature, low-maintenance larger dog.
A few more things to know about Lucky:
He will chase livestock (horses, cattle, chickens, goats, etc), so be prepared for training if you have livestock.
He was once kicked in the head by a horse; he was VERY lucky indeed and suffered only a minor hairline fracture in the bone under his eye.
He has had rattlesnake aversion training!
His hips are weak, but he hasn't been diagnosed as dysplastic. As long as he doesn't go for long runs or very strenuous walks, it's almost unnoticeable. Rough play with other dogs should be kept to a minimum. On occasions when he has gotten sore, he has been given Metacam.
Lucky has leash aggression; new owners should be prepared to learn how to work with this.
He's terrified of thunderstorms.
He's nervous about meeting new people, particularly men, and especially men with hats.
He will wait till invited to cuddle up on the couch or bed. He loves to cuddle.
He chases his tail when excited, it's very silly!
He adores any and all squeaky toys.
When someone new comes to visit, he'll find a toy and tear it up into little bits... quirky!
Current owner is happy to provide all paperwork and answer any questions, etc.
For more information about Lucky, please contact: Debbie.
Luka is a goofy, fun boy who is all about play. He loves his squeaky toys
Luka is a 2-year-old male. He is a goofy, fun boy who is all about play. He loves his squeaky toys and has become a pro at two-toy fetch, sitting to trade for the toy. He walks politely on leash and ignores most dogs that bark at him on walks.
Luka needs an experienced owner. He is strong-willed and has a protective nature. He responds nicely to kind but firm leadership. A yard with a visible fence is important. He enjoys the companionship of his foster sister GSD, but would do fine as an only dog.
Luka wants most of all to have his forever people to bond with.
For more information on Luka, please contact Jenne.
Mancha is a three year old Malinois mix. She is spayed and up to date. She is on preventatives for fleas and ticks and heartworm. She is an extremely well behaved little girl that loves children and other dogs. She is very laid back but also loves to play. She is a great companion dog. Mancha was rescued from death row at Miami Dade animal services and would make a great addition to a loving family.
For more information on Mancha, please contact: Kristina or call 561-212-0364.