Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Hound / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: 54 lbs
Height: estimated 22" at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 1/1/2008
Fence Needed: Yes, I really need a place to run and play off leash. If you don't have a fence do you have a dog park near by?
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: I'm a Hurrican orphan
Special Needs: none noted- I do have a small mass on the right side of my eye but I am in no pain
What kind of home would be best for me: Dylan needs an active home that could possibly give him a job to do! Dylan still does not get along with other dogs and would do best as your one and only boy.
What is my personality like: Dylan is most certainly the type of dog that doesn't let his smelling senses go to waste. Everywhere he goes, he is sniffing everywhere out. Once he starts, it is hard to divert his attention. He could make a great nose work dog. The caregivers have been working with him and have noticed he has gotten better with listening.
Dylan is extremely intelligent with a lot of drive. He knows how to sit and has the potential to learn so much more. He is very treat motivated! Even though he is athletic, he still has his sweet/laid back side from time to time. CPR coordinates with other rescues during times of disaster and Dylan was caught in a disaster - a hurricane. Dylan does not need a ton of attention, but we think that he will bond with that right person and be a very loving and loyal dog. Recently, we took him on a trip to the lake. He got a fish hook caught in his paw. While we rushed him to the vet, he decided he could take care of it on his own. By the time we got there (a 5 minute drive), Dylan had already taken the hook out by himself and was ready for another adventure. He is one tough guy!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly but he pays more attention to things going on around him. Once he has sniffed everything out, he likes to be pet and loved on. He will approach you for attention, but doesn't beg for it.
Tips and Tidbits: One of the "breed experts" here believes Dylan is a Belgian Shepherd/Malinois hound mix and he has the personality to go with it. He is still working on leash walking. He pulls with all of his might. But that can be helped with the right kind of harness and training. Dylan is very assertive and alert. You can't sneak anything by him!
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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