UPDATE: Dakota is now current and up to date on all vaccinations and shots, is heartworm NEGATIVE (and now on a chewable preventative) and on a flea & tick preventative as well.
Dakota's was only a few months old when I found her, howling for her mom in my backyard.
I had planned to surrender her to a shelter when I first found her but the good shelters in my area were always full and the other shelters have a high euthanization rate.
I wanted her to have the best chance for survival so I kept putting off her surrender to a shelter.
I've been caring for her ever since.
However, due to a change of life situation (I am moving to another country) I can no longer put off the inevitable. Therefore I am beginning the search for a furever home for Dakota.
She's about 1 years old and both I and her vet believe her to be a purebred Belgian Malinois. Her energy level is between average-high. Her first walk of the day is usually when she has the highest amount of energy. She can be a bit shy and nervous at first when around new people and environments, but is a sweet girl and her curiosity eventually trumps her nervousness and she is quick to warm up to you and adapt to her new surroundings.
My family has a mixed female shepherd dog that she adores so the possibility of her being compatible with other dogs (especially female dogs) is quite high. FYI: we did introduce them slowly to one another.
As far as cat compatibility that remains unknown.
She seems to be fine with both male and female (humans) but has spent most of her life around females. There are no children in my house so I'm unsure of what her compatibility would be like with kids.
Dakota would most likely be best suited in a home with furparents that are familiar with Belgian Mals, German Shepherds or working dogs in general.
She loves lots of attention and affection (especially belly rubs), toys, and walks.
And although she doesn't seem to have that extremely high, crazy energy Belgian Mals are known to have, she enjoy "bouncing" to show her excitement and can get a bit "mouthy" (which Belgian Mals are also known to have lol).
I've begun to train her out of her "mouthy" habit and she now only does it when she's really happy and excited and will stop once the command has been given.
Dakota is also kennel and potty pad trained.
If you are interested in adopting Dakota or would just like to know more about her or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
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