06/10/06 - UPDATE:
Here is Babeesh's story, as we had posted while searching for a
new home for her:
first met Babeesh just before Christmas last year. I went to the
Lehigh County SPCA with my son and another person from the ABMC
Rescue group to check her out, as we had heard that there was a
Malinois in the shelter. We INSTANTLY fell in love with
She was very friendly, and so well mannered.
The folks at the shelter had taken great care of her, but due to
her high energy level, they were unable to get weight on her.
She looked painfully thin, but even so, showed no signs of
aggression or pushiness when taking good. She's very much a
We "sprung" her the first moment we
could, after the holidays, because most shelters do not allow
adoptions over the holiday. We took her home for an overnight
before her foster family could pick her up. In that short period
of time we fell even more in love with her. She's so kind,
sweet, well behaved and gentle.
Babeesh is a tall girl, and while she's put on
weight, is still skinny. Her foster family has been amazing with
and for her. She's gone to more training classes and become even
more of a wonderful girl!!
Unfortunately, as too often happens,
unexpected events have forced her family to make a difficult
choice, and they can no longer continue to foster her. It's not
at all related to her, and they are sad that they cannot
continue to care for her and work with her, and have her be a
part of their lives.
needs a forever home, or if available, a foster home until a new
forever home is available. She's been living in a home with
other dogs and has done fairly well, but with any home that has
an existing pet, it's important to ensure that the dogs get
along before making any commitments. She does best with
non-dominant dogs (as she is a female Malinois, and you know
they NEED their space and respect).
is a high drive Malinois. That may sound redundant, but in her
case, it's not. She's VERY high drive, and needs a job. She
would do best in a home that would work with her in agility,
rally, etc. And she will most definitely repay you with loyalty,
love and devotion.
is spayed, microchipped and up to date on shots. She is good
with some kids (she was fine with my 5 year old son) but due to
her size and energy level, might be over powering for younger
kids. She's best as an only dog, but could share a home with
another, preferably a neutered male. Small dogs and cats would
have to be off limits, as they're kibble-sized, hee hee.