Age: 1 year 9 months
Weight: 100lbs and losing
Energy Level: Low but will be High
Overall Drive: Moderate
Location: Vancouver, WA
Tomato is eager to learn, great with people and obnoxiously friendly with other dogs, and will love you unconditionally! All he’s looking for is someone to love him as much as he’ll love you. If he were a human, Tomato would definitely be a court jester – he’s a big goofball who will always make you laugh. He has no idea how big he is, so little ones are not recommended.
Tomato is extremely affectionate, but he’s still learning to ask for affection in a calmer way. Due to his high prey drive, he would do best in a home without cats or other small animals. Tomato rides well in the car, loves playing ball or tug (flirt pole is his favorite!). He is motivated by treats and toys and craves the praise of his handler. Tomato responds well to verbal or a prong correction. Tomato is fully crate-trained but needs reminding to remain quiet at times. He is still learning not to chew up bedding.
Tomato needs a home where someone will devote time each day to exercising his mind and body. He has friendly intentions with other dogs but may be a bit obnoxious and overbearing. He will step down from corrections, for a second. He would do well with another dog that can handle his energy and dominate rough play, but also keep him in line. Tomato has so much love to give, he just needs someone to give him a chance at forever!
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: $450.00
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.