Energy Level: Moderate to High
Overall Drive: High
Location: Antioch, CA
Karma is a super fun and independent Malinois with silly quirks. She doesn’t need you to love and pet her, she’s just looking for a tug partner! She listens well, but sometimes acts impulsively (don’t we all?). She is quick to realize her errors, however, and has mastered that “I’m sorry” look. If she were a human, Karma would be an Olympic runner – she can just go, go, go!
Very curious, Karma loves to explore and confidently approaches the world around her. She is bouncy and will clack her teeth when she’s exited. She is always moving forward, and once she gets to know you, she’ll check in with you to make sure you’re still nearby. Karma is indifferent to strangers; she doesn’t care to say hello but doesn’t react in a negative way. She prefers to meet new dogs slowly, and with a proper introduction she’s done well with the other dogs in her foster home. Karma rides well in the car in a crate, does well with dog-savvy cats, and hasn’t shown any interest in the chickens she lives with. She is very active in her home but will settle with a bone to chew on and so far, she has had no issues with destructive behavior. Karma has mastered basic obedience and is fully crate trained.
Karma’s ideal home is a home who has been waiting for the perfect Malinois; she has all of the appealing features Malinois are known to have. Given her high drive, she’ll need a home willing to work her regularly and ensure she gets enough mental and physical exercise. Though she may not offer affection right away, her new family can expect a dog that’s ready to get up and go do anything fun! She has the potential to excel in agility, nosework, protection sports, and maybe more – she has a lot of energy, good work drive, and is easy to train. Ready to take the plunge with a high drive dog? Karma’s your girl!
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: $400.00
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.