Weight: 65 pounds
Energy Level: Low- Moderate
Overall Drive: Low-Moderate
Location: Stanwood, WA
Stanley is looking for a family to call his own. He is quiet, affectionate, and loves nothing more than being with his person. He also enjoys going on car rides, hiking, and extra scratches behind his ears.
When outside his home, Stanley is cautious meeting new people but will relax with support from his handler. He is good with other dogs, cats, and has shown calm curiosity towards other small animals. Stanley has had a rough start to his life and will require a handler who can be patient with him and reassure him when he becomes nervous or unsure, such as when at the veterinarian’s office or around loud noises. He responds well to gentle correction and is motivated by praise from his person. He does well in a crate and will use it as a neutral space when he is tired or over-stimulated. He has mastered basic obedience and is working on other skills such as waiting at the door before going in/out.
Stanley would love a home with someone who wants a forever partner. He is quick to bond with his person once he knows that he is safe with them. He would enjoy an active home where he could accompany his family on hikes, car rides, and other adventures and may even enjoy agility or other lower-impact activities.
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: $400
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.