My name is James!

Belgian Malinois/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - James
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K-9 Lifesavers

Facts about James

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois/Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9632379-JAMES0216SOPMNHW

If you are interested in adopting, please complete an Adoption Questionnaire and email it to

You can also find the adoption questionnaire by visiting our website:   

You can learn about the adoption process by visiting:

Dog's Name:  James

Estimated Breed: Shepherd Mix  

Approximate Age:  4 YEARS

Approximate Weight:  60lbs

Currently Living at:  Boarding

Adoption Fee:  $375

James is a gorgeous and intelligent dog who is looking for a special family. He is very sweet, loves people and attention, and is eager to please. He came to us heartworm positive, but was treated and is fully recovered and given a clean bill of health by our vet. James is an active guy but once he gets his exercise, he is a big snuggle bug. He would be a perfect dog for a family looking for a hiking buddy. He gets along well with other dogs but doesn't like larger male dominant dogs getting in his face at adoption events. He is not aggressive but will growl back if challenged first. He would be okay living with another doggy as long as they are not large, dominant males who will try to bully him... 


James gets inquiries but he gets too distracted at adoption events and finds it hard to focus on a potential family - so much to see and so much to do and he appears more active and hyper and non-leash trained than what he actually is... In other words, poor James keep blowing it whenever he meets a new family.. but once you get him alone and one-on-one, he is affectionate and sweet and very loving and actually a decent leash walker with a harness!!

We are hoping that there is a family out there who will give him a chance even though he tends to blow first impressions. To help him out, K-9 Lifesavers will cover a cost of in-home partner trainer consultation for his new family to help ensure he is all set for successful transition in his new home! Please give this boy a chance. You won't regret it!!!


Your new pet will require a refresher in house-training. K-9 Lifesavers strongly recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training. This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and the new family.           

Adoption fees cover basic vetting,  rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and our transport costs. As part of the adoption agreement, adopters agree to get the pup spayed/neutered. K-9 Lifesavers does not cover the cost of spay/neuter.

Foster Program:   Foster homes provide for the temporary care of a rescue until the dog is placed into a loving, forever home.  For more information on becoming a foster parent, and our Foster Program, visit or email our Foster Coordinator at

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About K-9 Lifesavers

About Our Rescue Group...

K-9 Lifesavers is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues homeless and abandoned dogs. We save canines that are scheduled for euthanasia from high kill shelters, where there are typically held only 3-7 days. K-9 Lifesavers also strives to educate the importance of responsible dog ownership, including spay/neuter, training, and pet nutrition.

K-9 Lifesavers relies primarily upon our dedicated foster families since we do not operate a shelter. These homes provide loving, temporary care until our rescues find their forever homes. We are always looking for foster families.

Please visit our website for additional information about K-9 Lifesavers. The website lists our available dogs, volunteer opportunities, foster information, and various ways to donate.

Please help us rescue more canines waiting for their second chance at life with a forever home! Please adopt a rescue, foster, volunteer, or donate!

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Come Meet Our Pets...

K-9 Lifesavers holds adoption events each weekend throughout the Washington D.C. area.

Please take a look at our website for our next adoption event.

All regular adoption events are held from 12 – 2pm.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process is almost always completed within one week of time you submitted your application (times can vary depending on your location, the dog’s location, and availability).

· Fill out an adoption application (Completion of the Adoption Application does not guarantee adoption- it is the first step in our adoption process).

· An adoption counselor will call you to review your application.

· The adoption counselor will call your reference, landlord/condo association, and veterinarian (if applicable).

· The adoption counselor will set up a home visit (the entire household should be present for the visit).

· The adoption counselor will schedule a time for you, your family, and any other pets to meet the dog(s) you've applied for.

Once approved, you will need to finalize your adoption by completing an adoption contract and paying the adoption fee in cash or check. At that time, available medical records will be provided along with a variety of other information.


· Young Adult Dog (7 months to 8 years) - $300

· Puppy (6 months and younger) - $350

· Heartworm Positive Dog - $375 (This fee includes treatment for heartworm)-

· Golden Year Dogs (8 years and older) - $200