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Belgian Shepherd Malinois  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young


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Coordinator: Carol Aulick

About Denver - PA

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Brown/Chocolate with Black
  • Current Age: 2 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

DENVER IS LOOKING FOR HIS FOREVER HOME!

His ideal home would be where his primary handler was a female

Other Household Members (human)

  • A single female or multiple female household would be ideal (Heaven for Denver)
  • An adult male in the household is probably possible, but he will need to be very patient & Malinois savvy
  • No toddlers.  Older, dog savvy children would be ok. Denver doesn’t understand how to play/get excited/etc without throwing his full body weight around like a bucking bronco 

Other Animals

  • At this time - no other pets - Denver needs to be a “one & only”
  • Dog reactive - working on it & has shown a little progress, but has a very long way to go (he had a bad experience with a dog in his previous home’s neighborhood)
  • NO Cats - too much prey drive

The Awesome side of Denver:

Ball Drive 

  • Insane level - ball is life (he is not very treat motivated, but he will do almost anything for the round squeaky thing)
  • Balls of choice - Kong Squeaky Balls & Jolly Ball soccer style balls
  • Has zero interest in frisbee, FYI

Hard Core Cuddler

  • Cuddle time is one of his favorite things
  • On the couch, on the bed, on the yoga mat (when foster mom is trying to keep her balance, haha!)

Kisses Galore

  • Adopter must be accepting of the fact that Denver loves to give lots of kisses, all over your face, & whenever he feels like it!

Completely Chill during nail trims

  • He is definitely the most relaxed & well behaved dog for nail trims
  • He actually gets excited, lays down on the floor & shoves his paws at me as soon as he sees me get the nail clippers out

House Manners / Crating

  • Crate - must be a traditional wire crate - he does perfectly fine in this type while I am at work - he stressed out and had accidents in more closed feeling crates
  • He has been left alone in the house for up to a little over an hour & he stays occupied with his stuffed Kong toys & does not disturb or attempt to destroy anything
  • He has never attempted to chew/destroy anything in the house (except his toys of course)
  • House trained - Yes - FYI, he has a strong marking instinct in new places (especially if there is another dog scent), his foster family has used belly bands for the first couple of times in new places as a precaution just in case (he is not bothered by the belly bands & does not try to remove them)
  • He rides very well crated in a car, never tried without the crate

Quirks & Opportunities

Bath Time

  • Denver is very uncomfortable with the idea of traditional bathtubs or showers (& he makes this feeling very clearly known)
  • He behaves well & is accepting of being bathed in an open space with a hose (we use our garage with a garden hose)

Excitement = Bull in China Shop

  • Denver is super affectionate & when you come home, he insists on expressing it through a crazy bouncy burst of energy (give him a moment to get it out of his system & he will chill out fairly quickly so he can get pets & taken out for play time - just do not bend over until his bouncing is done or you may risk your nose getting broken from impact)
  • He can be a little mouthy when his energy level (need to play) hits maximum - never any real pressure, just usual Maligator mouthiness 

Fear/anxiety 

  • Denver’s biggest struggle in life & the root cause for all his opportunities is the fear/anxiety (his rough start in life has led him to be afraid of & worry about a lot). He needs someone that is willing to help him overcome his fears & realize that life can be wonderful & stress free. I personally believe that if someone can do this effectively for him, many of his “issues” will almost disappear.

If you think you would like to adopt me, please fill out the adoption application by clicking on the following link:   

Denver's Adoption Application Link

For more information, please contact my coordinator, Carol, via email at malinoisPArescue@gmail.com

More about Denver - PA

Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Protective, Obedient, Affectionate, Intelligent

ABMR thanks you for taking the time to look at our malinois available for adoption. 

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