Needs • Canine buddy • Physically Fenced Yard.
Malia is a 1.5 year old 25 lb. Shepherd/Smooth Fox Terrier mix who is absolutely delicious! Malia likes to be with the entire family and can be found resting nearby or following us throughout the house. She is a shadow chef in the kitchen as you will always find her standing behind you as you prep food! She loves running around outside with her canine mentors and flies through the air with all four paws off the ground when she is excited. She has a happy spirit which is observed throughout the day, but she will head to her crate if she is nervous. Although Malia arrived as a timid, cautious little girl, her personality is coming through as she gains trust with her foster family and guidance from her canine foster buddies. She is living with cats and pays them very little attention.
Malia loves her meals and gets super excited for them. It seems her favorite part of the day is the morning wake up time, when she will crawl over to her foster parents wagging her tail and seeking pets. She likes to copy her big foster brother’s stretches and sounds at that time. At night she will go in her crate and at some point hops into bed with her foster parents who find her snuggled up against their legs!
Malia is looking for a family that is gentle and patient and understands that time is what she needs. She would be a great companion to another dog who can show her the way. Malia has been polite around the foster families cats, is house broken if kept on schedule and loves her crate. She is food motivated which helps to reward her good choices and encourages her to seek her human companions. She is not keen on leash walking at this time so a fenced yard is required. As her confidence grows the foster family will begin leash training.