Age: 6.5 months
Energy Level: Moderate
Overall Drive: Moderate
Location: Anchorage, AK
Charlie is sweet, shy, and calm. She loves belly rubs, cuddling, and will stick by your side like glue! Charlie’s favorite place to be is in the water – she comes alive the second her paws hit the shore. If she were a human, she’d be an employee at a water park, and she’d be the first one to arrive and the last to leave.
Though she may take a few days to warm up to new people, once she’s comfortable you’ll see her bouncy, confident, and friendly sides come out. Charlie loves outings including hikes and is getting better at not reacting to passing bikes and runners. She loves other dogs and would likely do best in a home with at least one other canine friend. Charlie has done well with the cats she’s met but will need a home free of children as she is very uncomfortable around them. She rides well in the car and is fully crate trained. Charlie is working on basic obedience and is currently working on not barking at strangers when they approach her. She responds well to verbal correction and is motivated by food and toys, making her a great training partner.
Charlie’s ideal home would be a quiet one, where she could have slow introductions to any visitors. She will need an experienced handler who can be patient with her as she continues to become more comfortable outside her home. Charlie doesn’t require much more exercise than the average Malinois, so a home where she could go to the park, out on walks, and on hikes would be perfect for her. This girl has just begun to discover what it’s like to experience life to the fullest, and she can’t wait to see what’s next!
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview. If that goes well, we will arrange for a home visit.
Adoption Donation: $500.00
Transport along Interstate 5 (Bakersfield, CA to Bellingham, WA) is available but cost not included in adoption fee.
For all inquiries, please fill out our adoption application first, as the volunteer answering emails is probably not the coordinator for the specific foster home/dog.