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Adoptable: Dennis

Age: 2 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Belgian Malinois mix

Weight: 55 lbs

Personality: Energetic, happy, friendly boy! Lover of exercise, both physical and mental!

Education: Good with bathroom and working on leash training. Will need separation anxiety training.

Favorite Activities: Loves playing tug of war with the rope, loves the ball, loves having yummy bones to chew on, loves to run, (but practicing how to run on leash), mostly loves to be around people.

Looking for: A loving, patient and experienced family who know the quirks of a Malinois mix! He will love to exercise daily and get adequate mental stimulation. HE needs to be in an adult only home for now, and help with separation anxiety.

Special needs: Separation anxiety training is required.

Adoption Fee: $ 400

Big-eared boy with a huge heart!

Hi, guys! My name is Dennis, and I’m a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois Mix, weighing in at 55 pounds.  I’m a big-eared boy who has already been neutered and in great health.  I was rescued by TAP after having endured some pretty terrible conditions.  My back legs weren’t functioning when I was found on a Mexico farm, and it is believed that I was hit from above with blunt force, most likely from a shovel. 

But enough about my past; let’s talk about me!  I’m a loving and loyal boy with a sweet demeanor.  I have so much love to give, and all I want is to be loved in return.  I also have lots and lots of energy (I am a Malinois puppy after all), and I need to release that energy with lots of physical activity and mental stimulation.  My favorite activities include playing tug-o-war with my toy ropes, running around, playing with balls, and having yummy bones to chew on.  But, most of all, I just love being around and playing with my people.  I crave human attention, and I will be vocal to make sure you know it! 

In addition to being super cute and having a head tilt that will melt your heart, I’m also highly intelligent and easily trainable.  I’m completely house- and potty-trained, but my leash training still needs some work.  Another thing that I’m working on is my separation anxiety. I don’t do very well when my people leave me behind.  Although I don’t destroy things in the house when I’m alone, I will whine/bark until you come back home.  Finally, due to my past, I take a bit of time to warm up to new doggies and new people.  Continuing to make new friends is very important to help me build my confidence, but I do need a slow introduction in order to feel safe and comfortable. 

As far as my ideal furever home goes, I would do best with an experienced or knowledgeable Malinois owner since I need a specific amount of physical and mental stimulation in order to keep me happy and healthy.  I can also get a little mouthy, so an adult-only home would be best for now.  I would also prefer to be with someone who is home most of the day since I can only be left behind for short amounts of time.  Do I sound like the pup for you? I promise to love you with my whole heart.  My adoption fee is $400 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip.  If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/


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