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Belgian Shepherd Malinois (short coat)  : :  Female  : :  Young  : :  Medium

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About Elena 2176

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 325.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 2176
  • General Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Current Size: 45 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years (best estimate)
  • Location: Charlottesville VA 22901
  • Fence Required: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

I've been fostering Elena for a few weeks now and she is a great dog. Eager to please, loving, sweet, active, fun... She will need slow introductions to other dogs and someone to manage her puppy-like energy.

Cats- Elena is interested in my chickens but I don't see a high prey drive in her. She will want to play with a cat but can leave things alone if they are not fun and there are better things to do. 

Kids- Elena is still learning manners and will chase down a running child and knock them over with much joy and enthusiasm, as would any young dog. She would be great with older kids or a person committed to managing a young dog and young children. 

Other Dogs- Elena took about a week to decompress and befriend my dogs. She can bark fiercely at strange dogs who she thinks are a threat, but is a love bug as soon as she gets to know them. She takes corrections from my older dog and just wants to have fun. 

Crates- Elena wants to be with her person always and forever. She will try to escape confinement to get to her person. I have been able to keep her in a strong crate. She likes to chew blankets and pillows, but I am sure this is something that an adopter can work out with her. 

There has been some confusion with her age, I have seen 10 months old and 2 years old on her paperwork. I'm going to say young, acts like a puppy but maybe older than 10 months.

Volunteer comments:
Elena has so much personality and can't believe she almost wasn't rescued. We saved her last minute from being euthanized at a TX shelter, and she is the sweetest dog ever. She is nervous at first but has absolutely no aggression. I didn't hesitate to load her into the car with my 7 year old. She will crawl into your legs, or jump to your chest for hugs. This is such an amazing dog!

Elena was transferred was a partner rescue in Texas.  She arrived to her foster in Virginia on August 7th.

More about Elena 2176

Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Does not require a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to be in your lap, Playful, Skittish, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Goofy

If you are an approved adopter and are interested in this dog, please let your case worker know. If you are not yet an approved adopter but are interested, please complete an adoption application!  
You can review our adoption process, www.shenandoahrescue.org/adoption-process if interested.  Donations can be made at shenandoahrescue.org/donate or on PayPal to info@shenandoahrescue.org

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Currently we do not know if Elena 2176 will be able to attend the event, Alehouse & Adoption Event - Falls Church on Sunday, September 19th, 2021.
Currently we do not know if Elena 2176 will be able to attend the event, Paws in the Village Pet Festival - Leesburg, VA on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.
Currently we do not know if Elena 2176 will be able to attend the event, Adoption Event - Frederick. MD on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.
Currently we do not know if Elena 2176 will be able to attend the event, Dogtoberfest - Winchester, VA on Saturday, October 9th, 2021.