Zirka is a 2-3 year old slender female Belgium Malinois who ended up in the shelter with a tramatic injury to her rear leg. She was found to also have a dislocated hip, and had surgery to help correct that injury. She has almost fully recovered and has regained close to full use of her leg.
She is very friendly with the dogs she has met so far, and is currently living with 4 to 10 other dogs in her foster home. Zirka will chase squirrels around the ranch where she is living, and likes to try and catch frogs that live in the pond. She also has a fascination with sprinklers or any type of spraying water, and will try and bite at the water stream. If not corrected, she can become pretty animated and obsessed with this activity.
It takes a few moments for her to warm up to new people, but once she does, she can't get enough pets and may sneak in a kiss or two. Zirka has a great recall and is rarely on leash in her foster home. She sleeps in a crate at night, and retreats there at times during the day. She is housebroken, know basic commands, and likes car rides.
Zirka is looking for a home with a family that knows how to set boundaries and is willing to continue with her socialization. She is a moderately active dog, so someone who takes daily walks or jogs would be preferred. It appears she may have too much prey drive to live with cats or other small furry creatures.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added August 2018