Age: 1 year
Energy Level: High
Overall Drive: Moderate
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Handsome, playful, and smart – Ezra is your boy! If he were a human, he’d be a soccer player: always thinking ahead to the next move, never tiring of exercise, and a great teammate. Ezra has improved by leaps and bounds in his foster home and can’t wait to find his forever.
Once he gets to know you, Ezra is affectionate, curious, protective, and willing to please. He is currently working on improving some reactivity towards other dogs when on a leash or out in his yard but is improving each day and is doing well with patient, firm handling. Due to his high prey drive, Ezra will need a home without cats, children, or small animals (including small dogs). He’d likely do best as the only dog in his household. He rides well in the car, loves to play with his Kong toy, and is highly food motivated. Ezra requires an experienced, patient, and firm handler who will continue to enforce boundaries and help him with continued socialization. He is working on decreasing mouthiness when in unfamiliar situations. Ezra has mastered some basic obedience commands and is fully crate trained.
Ezra would do best in a home with no other animals with a handler experienced with higher-drive dogs. He will require quite a bit of daily mental and physical exercise and would love the opportunity to continue to improve his manners when outside of his home. Ezra may be a great match for someone looking to compete in a variety of sports. This handsome pup is ready for launch and is headed for great things!
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Must have previous or current, purebred Malinois experience OR other high drive working breed experience. Have no children under the age of 12 years old OR have extensive experience with children and high drive dogs.
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.