Age: 18 months
Energy Level: Moderate
Overall Drive: Moderate
Location: Vista, CA
Pogo is a shy but loving girl who just wants to be a part of your family! This three-legged sweetie absolutely loves kids and may even drag you towards them just to say hi! When out and about, she can be shy towards adult strangers, particularly men, but given time will warm up nicely. At home, she is just happy being with her people– especially the smaller ones!
Besides being house-trained and crate-trained, she has been working on her basic obedience. She is highly motivated by food and responds well to mild verbal correction. Anything more harsh will cause her to shut down and retreat. Overall, she hasn’t been destructive towards human things. She has shown interest in animals such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, and cats and has done well with other dogs and horses; her foster believes that she may do fine with cats after a supervised adjustment period. Her second favorite activity is to romp and play with dogs, so her new home would ideally have at least one to share in the family activities.
Pogo’s ideal family would include an active dog, active humans of various ages that will take her on adventures (big or small, she just wants to explore!) and include her in their day-to-day activities. Her main handler(s) will need to be patient as she builds her confidence through training and learns to be more comfortable around some men.
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.
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.