51483 – Malia

$300 in sponsorship funds available to rescue group!

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Watch videos from Malia’s Doggie-Day-Out here and here !

2 years
Female – spayed!
54 pounds
Heartworm negative!
Available as of 5/19
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Why choose me?

Update 6/24: Thanks to a special donation to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Malia is spayed and up-to-date on her basic vaccinations!

Malia’s Sleepover and Lunch Date 6/16: Another wonderful lunch with my girl Malia!!
Today we shared the patio with other dogs and crying babies, but it didn’t bother us one bit! We are becoming cool as a cucumber ?
Malia is crate trained, but also does AMAZING when left loose in the house! NO accidents, NO mischief!! EVER!?????????
Malia loves children, is totally house trained, up to date on her basic vacs, and even knows some tricks! She’s lovely to walk on leash and gives THE BEST cuddles!!
An absolute angel ???

Update from Malia’s Doggie-Day-Out 6/9: I’ve been obsessed with this girl since the very first day she came into the shelter. I could tell instantly how special she is. I was very fortunate to be able to take her out of the shelter for the past 24 hours, and it was a dream. Some things I know about her:
* she is house trained
* she is crate trained
* she rides perfectly in the car
* she sits on command
* she loves treats and takes them gently
* her favorite thing is belly rubs
* she is good about getting a bath
* she will sleep quietly through the entire night
* in all my time with her over the past month, I’ve never heard her bark, even when she chased a deer out of my yard
She’s a little rough around the edges because she has likely been used as a breeding machine, but soon she’ll be as healthy & pretty as can be!
She’s getting over kennel cough (highly contagious) so I had to keep her separated from my dog, Ladybug, during our time together, but they went on a joint walk today, and Malia showed no signs of aggression. We still haven’t tested her closely with other dogs, but I’m encouraged by what I see.
Dropping her back off at the shelter wasn’t easy. Hoping that she doesn’t have to spend too much more time there, because all she wants is to snuggle up next to someone on the couch while chewing her bone.

Update 6/2: Went to the shelter to see my girl today. Malia is an absolute dream and I can’t stop going just to spend time with her. She reminds me so much of Ladybug. All she wants is to crawl into your lap, bury her head against your chest, and give you snuggles. She knows how to sit on command, and she loves playing with a ball. She’s even content to just lay and chew on a bone. And when it’s time to go back up, she calmly walks on a leash right back into her kennel. I’ve never even heard her bark.
I’m a little obsessed, to say the least. Praying that someone will recognize how special this girl is and give her a loving forever home.

Update 5/31: I LOVE Malia, but we’ve learned that she can be choosy about her canine friends at the fence. She’s not a fan of dominant females and males that bark at her. It could be that Malia would do best as the only dog in the home. She’s an affectionate dog with lots of love to share for her humans!

Malia quickly became one of my favorite dogs. She’s a sweet, calm girl who’s so easy to be with. I kept wondering if I’d met her before because not only was she happy to be with me but joined me on the picnic table and immediately placed her head against my chest as I petted her. She’s such a love! It looks like Malia hasn’t had the easiest life; I imagine she’s had litter after litter of puppies. After so much time nursing and looking after little ones, it’s time she was loved and cared for. Malia’s gentle ways stole my heart. Stop at her kennel, take her out, and discover how wonderful she is!

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Thank you sponsors!
Brandy – $50
Laura – $50
Anonymous – $200