- Contact :
- Arctic Rescue Victoria
- Location :
- Melbourne VIC
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Age: 8 year old
Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Special Needs: No
Only Dog: Yes
Shakira (previously Chakra) is a sweet 8 yo Malamute girl who is looking for a kind & loving family. She is a gentle soul that yearns affection and a place to call home.
At the moment, Shakira can find the outside world super exciting as everything is a new experience! She is keen to go everywhere and sniff everything, preferably all at once, so she can be a bit distracted and can pull on the lead. That being said, she is a very smart girl that is keen to learn.
Shakira would flourish with a confident and gentle handler that will put the time into her socialisation, and is willing to attend obedience training. Baby steps and loads of affection is the way to go!
It appears that Shakira has not had exposure to other dogs in the past, so she can get excited when she sees other dogs and at times they can also be overwhelming to her. Shakira is not ready to share her home with other canine friends, but we are hopeful this could change once she is exposed and socialised with other dogs at the local obedience school.
Shakira can be skittish and she is easily startled by sudden movements or sounds, so for this reason she will need an adult household that is calm, patient and willing to nurture her confidence.
As with any Malamute, she will need a reasonable sized yard with 6 foot high secure fencing and gates, and of course due to the arctic breed prey drive she can never be walked off lead.
Are you the special person that will give Shakira the home she deserves?
Shakira will need:
- Ongoing obedience training
- A home with adults only or older children well into their teens
- A reasonably large yard with very secure, dig-proof 6 foot fencing
- A home with no other dogs or cats
Adoption Fee: $450
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Date Added : 25-Dec-2019