Maci and Hermione

Maci is a tan/black pure-bred Belgian Malinois. Hermione is an almost pure black Dutch Shepherd/Malinois mix. She has a thin white line on her chest & a most expressive face. Maci was spayed after her first litter of puppies, of which Hermione was the runt. Maci has gained a bit of weight since being spayed. Mom & pup have never been separated so we hope they willl be adopted together. They are quite close; constant playmates and, when sleeping, one is always in contact with the other. Hermione is smaller than expected, as her dad, a full-bred Dutch Shepherd, is close to 75 pounds. She's only 8 months old so we're not sure how much more she'll grow but she is smaller & more petite than Maci.

Pet's Name: Maci and Hermione
Primary Breed (if not in list): Maci-Belgian Malinois; Hermione-Dutch Shepherd/Malinois Mix
Birthday, estimate is okay: Maci-December 2022; Hermione-July 15, 2023
Age Category: Young
Where did you get your pet?: Maci from son; Hermione was born here
Adoption Day, when did you adopt your pet? An estimate is okay.: N/A
Gender: Female
Size (at full grown): Medium
Weight (at full grown): 45
What are your pet's favorite toys and activities?: They love playing with each other in the yard; they enjoy chasing or chewing on their Kong balls and playing tug of war.
Has your dog received any formal obedience training?: No
What commands does your dog know?: Down, sit, no. Getting better at stay (verbal with hand gesture)
Has your dog ever displayed any behavioral issues, such as biting another person or pet? If so, can you please provide details on what happened?: Never bitten anyone; not sure how they would react to cats or other pets as they have not been around any.
How does your dog react to being left alone for short periods?: An hour or less, not a problem.
Are there any specific triggers that cause your dog anxiety or stress?: Being left alone outside is not a problem. Being left alone inside for longer periods causes anxiety/boredom & they look for something to chew on or paper/fabric to shred.
Is there a particular routine that works best for your dog in terms of feeding, walking, and sleep?: Most active early in the morning but don't have a specific routine. Food bowl always has food in it. Maci has been walked on a leash but Hermione has not been leash-trained yet.
Medical History and Care:
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed or Neutered
Special Diet
Special Needs
Never Vetted
Does your pet have any history of health issues or medical conditions that potential adopters should be aware of?: No problems with health thus far.
Constant Companion
High Energy
Medium Energy
Low Energy
Needs Training
Friendly to Strangers
Good with Other Dogs
Good with Young Children
Good with Cats
Bonded Pair
Requires A Fenced Yard
Crate Trained
What's the most endearing thing about your dog?: Both are very sweet dogs. They love to lay next to us on the sofa & be petted. They would give us "sugar" if we allowed them to lick our faces. Hermione will sit in front of us & try to tell us what she wants (a quiet whine with a cute facial expression).
What criteria are important to you when considering an adoptive family or home for your pet?: Hoping for a family that is good at gently training dogs, who will show them affection & play with them. They are both trainable & Hermione seems especially smart & agile.
Is there anything else you'd like your pet's new family to know?: Maci is not your typical hyper Malinois; she likes to nap but will run & play outside with other dogs. Hermione has a higher energy level & she needs to have plenty of chew toys to keep from getting bored.
Why are you rehoming your pet (primary reason)?: Other, Not in List
Rehoming reason details (if necessary): We are a retired couple in our 70s. Our income is limited & we just don't have the energy to keep these 2 dogs entertained. We love them but they need more than what we are able to give.
Who is your veterinarian?: The Vet on Main in Hallsville, TX.
What do you feed your pet?: Pedigree High Protein for adults
Do you have pet insurance for your pet? : No
Would you consider a long distance adoption?:
City, State: Hallsville, TX
Zip Code: 75650
Service Level: Basic