Age: 2 years
Energy Level: Moderate
Overall Drive: Low-Moderate
Location: Darrington, WA
Zari is a sweet, soft girl who loves nature, and always up for the next adventure. She loves to be outside and will spend all her time outside in the yard if given the option. Zari will need a patient, calm handler who can continue to mentor and support her as she learns more advanced skills.
Zari is cautious when meeting new people but never aggressive. She is selective with dogs and does better with male dogs with time for slow, careful introductions. Zari has been known to chase small animals and would do best in a home free from cats and small children. She rides well in the car in a crate, does fine around loud noises, and is motivated most by affection from her person. Zari is building her confidence with training and has only required verbal correction. She has mastered basic obedience and is working on improving her behavior on-leash and kenneling up on her own. Zari is fully crate trained (though can be hesitant to go in at first) but has been known to shred blankets in her kennel.
A calm household would be the perfect fit for Zari. She will need a handler willing to continue to build her confidence in a low-stress environment. She’d likely do best as an only dog. She might excel in agility or barn hunt if given the opportunity, should her hander be interested. Overall, Zari just wants to be with her handler – she’d love someone who would take her on lots of walks and hikes and will give her plenty of love and affection as she continues to settle in to her own.
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: $400.00
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.