Age: 15 months
Energy Level: High
Overall Drive: High
Location: Murrieta, CA
This active pup is no couch potato! Turquoise has energy for days and is happy to engage in almost any activity. Fetch? Sure! Hiking in the snow or playing in the lake? You bet! Playing with and retrieving a jolly ball? YES PLEASE!! After she has had plenty of time to blow off her steam, she is happy to crawl on your lap for some snuggles. Turquoise loves getting affection and doesn't hold back on returning affection. She loves her person and will happily go anywhere you go!
Turquoise's high energy and stamina paired with her high hunt and prey drive make her a natural for someone looking to do tracking, barn hunt, or another highly engaging sport. She will become restless if his physical and mental needs are not adequately met. Turquoise is environmentally stable and eager to please. She will require a handler who is well-versed in working dogs who can provide appropriate boundaries and structure. She is extremely loyal, bonds quickly, and thrives on routine. Turquoise is house-trained, crate-trained. She has mastered his basic obedience and is working on more advanced skills.
Turquoise is a chewer and will help herself to crate blankets or other items left within reach, including in the trash or on the counters. She is easily corrected and redirected to more appropriate items. Turquoise's ideal home will be with a very active and skilled handler who is prepared to set her up for success by creating and enforcing boundaries. She is equally motivated by food, toys, or praise, so continued training will be rewarding for all involved. She would love to live with a male dog of similar size and energy. Due to her high energy and drive, she will not be placed in a home with cats, small animals, or children.
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Must have previous or current, purebred Belgian 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.