Energy Level: High
Overall Drive: High
Location: Bellingham, WA
Chuck is a 2-year-old, 65-pound textbook Malinois. This young man needs a job! He is high-energy, high drive and loves his ball more than life itself. Don’t let the first two sentences fool you, he does bond very quickly with his person and becomes their shadow almost instantly! Want to know more, keep reading!
His foster said that if Chuck were human, he would have some sort of high-energy job such as an Olympian, Pro Wrestler, Ultra-Marathoner, etc. I’m sure you get the point. He likes to do the traditional “air snap” when he is excited. #Maligator Not once has he come close to nipping anyone doing it, just gets close and does it as a “look at me, let's play” type of attention-getter. While he is food driven, he is very gentle about taking food from people, and will actually lick your hand until you give up the food. Chuck is a confident dog that has strong opinions and has never shown any signs of fear or skittish behavior during his time in foster care. Affection from his hander is part of the deal, once training or playtime is over, he wants to be on the couch or bed with you or will snuggle up with a nearby pillow if one is available.
Chuck rides well in the car and usually sits looking out the winder observing the world until he gets bored then he lies down and sleeps. He has been to the vet’s office and was just fine since he is Mr. Confidence. He is not fazed by loud noises and could care less unless they are paired with a movement of some kind, and then he wants to go investigate what is going on. Oddly enough he is scared of the television, pretty sure it is the display of giant human faces that bothers him. If given a bully stick or chew toy, he will ignore the TV. Additionally, Chuck isn’t a fan of his crate and will whine for a bit before he settles down. During Chuck’s time in foster, he has mastered the Sit, Load Up, On your feet (stand) commands. He is diligently working on mastering Down, Stay, Out, and Come. Chuck does have some naughty habits, one of which is jumping up on people. When his foster bends over to tie shoes or pick things up, Chuck thinks it is time for a good old fashion to body slam. Additionally, he will resource guard his toys and possessions so continued work will be needed to manage and mitigate these traits. He has never been given the chance to be destructive in the home as he is always under the watchful eye of his foster or in his crate. Chuck will need a sturdy crate such as Ruffland, or an Impact crate as he can escape a wire crate.
Chuck is looking for a forever home that can employ him in some sort of job, ie scent work, SAR, etc. A home without children and possibly an adult or a person that works from home or can spend a substantial amount of time with him. His foster spends about 2.5-3 hours a day working Chucks body and mind so an extremely active home would be ideal. He could do well with another dog neutral dog, and even has enjoyed some playdates with a recently adopted Woof dog. So if you are active and want a young dog that needs a job, apply for Chuck!
Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview.
Adoption Donation: $500.00
Transport along Interstate 5 (Stevenson Ranch, CA to Edmonds, 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.