Age: 2 years
Energy Level: Moderate
Overall Drive: Low
Location: Mariposa, CA
Romi is a silly, bouncy girl who has a great personality! If she were a human, she’d be a professional food taster – she is always first in line for treats and loves food puzzles in her foster home such as using a snuffle mat or wobbler toy. Romi can be shy around people at first, but will keep you laughing and on your toes as soon as she warms up to you!
Romi came to the rescue after being found guarding an orchard in rural California. Since she likely had to live on her own for some time before her rescue, she takes some time to trust new people. Romi will need a handler who is willing to allow her this time to become comfortable and work with her on her own terms. Romi is playful, sassy, and loves her toys. She is very smart and will test her handler whenever she can. Due to her complex background, she hasn’t been socialized extensively with people, doesn’t do well around children, and will need slow and controlled introductions to anyone she meets. Romi has been getting used to being in public and walks well on a leash, rides great in the car, has done pretty well at the veterinarian’s office, and is fully crate trained. She is working on mastering basic obedience.
Romi’s ideal forever home would be a quiet one that she would share with just one or two people. She would also do best with an experienced handler who would be able to give her the time she needs to become fully comfortable with her new environment as well as introduce her slowly to new things. Romi would make a great travel buddy, jogging partner, or otherwise adventurous companion. She is ready to leave the pain of her old life forever behind her and looks forward to the future with her new family!
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.