Batman (aka Bandit)
Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Age: 1.5 years
Size: 61 lbs
Health: Healthy, s/p fracture left front leg, recovering in his foster home and is ready for adoption
Ideal Match: Someone looking for an active young working dog with whom to explore the world and have fun!
Batman came to us with a fracture of the left front leg ((distal radius and ulna) and we immediately sought an orthopedic surgeon. Unfortunately, the fracture had begun to heal on its own and the surgery to repair it was not an option. Instead he underwent four weeks of activity restriction with weekly rechecks/bandage changes at the vet hospital. Radiographs were taken at his last visit at the end of Nov. and he was released to begin his rehabilitation. He remains in his foster home where he is gradually building up his amount of activity each day and tolerating these increases well. He is ready to begin his search for his new home.
Batman is a very sweet boy who loves attention. Batman likes to follow his people and his foster sibling around the house and does not enjoy being alone. He will need someone to go slow with him in leaving him alone and allowing him to get used to his new, safe home. Consistent with the malinois breed, Batman is smart and picks up quickly when being taught a new skill. He will benefit from a home interested in working with a dog to engage their mind as well as exercise their body. Making him work through using his brain as well as his body will help him develop into an amazing companion. And did we mention……he is oh-so HANDSOME?!