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Mercy Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Petaluma, CA

  • Young
  • Female
  • Large
  • Sable


Affectionate, Friendly, Athletic, Smart
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Mercy

*****Courtesy posting***** Please note Mercy is not at the ranch and is being fostered by a private individual.

Mercy was dumped on a highway in southern California and, luckily, found by a dog trainer traveling that way. Mercy had an injured leg and after having no luck finding anyone to take this sweet girl in, she took on the responsibility of caring for her wounds, vaccinating, spaying, and training.

Here's what her foster has to say:
Female Malinois
1-1.5 years
60 lbs
Spayed, chipped and UTD on shots
Super healthy and athletic
Environmentally stable
Social with people
Affectionate and affiliative
Beyond normal intelligence
Great with male dogs, untested with females
Untested with cats but I’m pretty certain that’s a no go
House trained
Great in the crate
Great in the car crated

I think Marcey's idea placement would be with an owner looking for a lower maintenance, friendly Malinois as a sporty pet. An owner that had some previous working breed experience, not necessarily with a heavy duty training history, but familiar with higher drive dog temperaments would be ideal. I’d say she has a GSD or sporty lab equivalent level energy and training needs. A home with a male dog would be great, she's very appropriate and playful. I don't know that a female would be a great combo and while she's untested on cats, but I would say no females, no cats to be safe.

While she is still a puppy, she is a fairly low maintenance keeper and is just now coming out of her shell and starting to be ready for some fun obedience work. Her ball drive is developing and she’s now showing lots of toy interest, so there’s tons to work with in the right hands. She’s on an e-collar and does a phenomenal off leash recall even off of critters and is fantastic out on the trail, where she really is a joy to watch. She's adaptive and unfazed by environmental things that freak most Malinois out and is unusually easy to physically handle. When properly exercised, she relaxes easily in the house.

Azaya is helping to facilitate adoption of Mercy. All applications will be passed to the fosterer.

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