Belle is Your Calaveras County Animal Services Pet of the Week

San Andreas, CA…Meet Belle, a Belgian Malinois estimated to be about 4-1/2 years of age. Belle was found wandering alone in the back country, emaciated and weighing only 30 pounds. She has gained weight on a special diet but could still use a few more pounds. Initially nervous and skittish, she has made great strides as she learns to trust staff and volunteers. Smart, confident and eager to please, the Belgian Malinois breed is known to forge an unbreakable bond with their human partners. Exercise – and plenty of it – is also key to a Mal’s happiness, preferably side by side its owner. Sound like the kind of girl to join you on your next adventure or run? Why not come by and visit this active but gentle girl today. Should you have another dog at home, a meet ‘n’ greet is required. This breed does have a high prey drive so a home without cats and livestock is recommended.

As with all dogs available for adoption at the Calaveras Animal Shelter, Belle is microchipped and up to date on her routine vaccinations. She will need to be spayed before going home with you.

Come visit Belle, impound no. AO52976, along with other dogs and cats awaiting their forever homes at Calaveras County Animal Services, 901 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas (in government center by the new jail). Animal Services is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday (closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.). For more information about this dog, please email or or call Animal Services directly at 754-6509. Please refer to Belle’s impound number when making inquiries. Adoptable animals may also be viewed on the web at and on the Calaveras County Animal Services Facebook page.

Volunteers are very much needed as well. Whether you can give a little time or a lot, we would value your help caring for shelter animals or supporting the office. No experience necessary; we will provide training and match you to your interests. Please call 754-6509 for more information.

Animal Services now has a Fee Flexibility Program!
When the dog or cat population at the shelter is at 80% or above capacity, the total adoption fee will be 50% off––reduced to $40 for dogs and $30 for cats. The adoption fee for cats who arrive at the shelter already altered will be $10. With the 55-5-5 Program, any time an adopter is 55 or older and adopts any pet over 5 years old, the adoption fee is $5.

This announcement courtesy of the Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) and the Pine Tree