My name is Maia!

Posted over 3 years ago

Adoption process

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Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

Adoption fee: $350

This helps Redwood Coast German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. with pet care costs.

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog/Belgian Malinois
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
7 years 7 months old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
70 lb (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Maia is a 7-year old female German Shepherd/Malinois mix who is looking for her forever home. While she is quite comfortable in her foster home, she really wants a family to call her own. Maia had been surrendered by her owner to local animal services after having given birth to six beautiful puppies.  Her puppies have all found their adoptive homes, and it is now Maia’s turn to find a home of her own where she will no longer be used as a breeder dog.

Maia was initially extremely shy; however, she has come out of her shell being in foster care, and wants nothing more than to be by your side. She is crate trained and house trained, and has never had any accidents since being placed in foster care. She walks nicely on leash, but does get excited and at times will pull, but minor corrections will bring her back into line. Maia loves to play with her soccer ball, chasing it, and will bring it back and drop it at your feet, so you can throw it again.  She would also make a great running partner. 

Maia is a very special pup, with a challenging temperament that only an experienced handler would be able to manage in order to keep her out of trouble. For this reason, we will be looking for applicants who understand firm guidance and consistency to hardwire acceptable behavior, so patience is key. Maia is quite selective with the dogs that she wants to interact with, and the fact that she has a very rough and tumble play style that can get her into mischief, it is best that she be the only dog in the home to ensure success.

Maia is going to make a wonderful doggie companion for whoever has the necessary skills and is lucky enough to adopt her. She is very sweet and loving, and since her primary motivator is her people, she will climb up for snuggles with you on the couch if allowed. She sometimes forgets that jumping up on you is unacceptable, but is improving. Because of her prey drive, a home without cats or other small critters is a must.

Only experienced adopters who have successfully raised a GSD, Belgian Malinois or other large breed dog  will be considered, and one who can continue obedience training based upon positive reinforcement to ensure Maia remains on the path of a well-behaved canine citizen.

Redwood Coast German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.

Contact info

Pet ID
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Their adoption process


Submit Application




Home Check


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

Adoption fees: $400 (dogs under 12 months), $350 (dogs 1-6 years), and $200 (dogs 7-years and older) *Special considerations (see website)

Additional adoption info

We will make every attempt to complete the approval process as quickly as possible. However, the time frame for doing so is dependent upon the adopter’s availability and our volunteer availability. We ask for your patience, as we are an all-volunteer organization.

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More about this rescue

Redwood Coast German Shepherd Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and placement of sound German Shepherd dogs (and mixes) in their forever homes, where they will be loved and cherished as a member of the family. Our volunteers take the time needed to understand each dog’s needs and temperament so that placement is matched appropriately with an adopter(s). Owner surrenders may be accepted, but only as space permits, as shelter dogs at risk of euthanasia remain our first priority.

Adopting from our organization adds to the close-knit family of German Shepherd owners, who are intermingled with each other similar to the deep rooted system of the Redwood trees.

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