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FemaleGerman Shepherd Dog /Belgian Malinois


***Special Needs Dog***Aloha is still very much a puppy, but she does not get to act like it very often. She has had a rough start in life. Rescued from an abusive home in Georgia, taken to a kill shelter and then brought to New York where we had hoped to give her a new start. But Aloha is still struggling. Unfortunately, she has severe social anxiety and is also fearful of unexpected noises and movements. 
Because of her this, especially her deep fear of people, she is extremely hard to walk and needs a home in the suburbs with a fenced in back yard, so she can be given adequate exercise.
Aloha is currently taking medication and working with a trainer on behavior modification. We have not yet found the right combination of therapies that will work for her, but we are dedicated to keeping her as happy as possible until the right adopter can be found for her. Aloha is not a fan of being swaddled by a Thundershirt or similar tools and homeopathic remedies have shown no results.
She is not destructive and has absolutely no issues with aggression. 
Aloha has been taken in by several foster families, but she has proven to be overwhelming for all of them. Each time Aloha is re-homed, she becomes a little more anxious and untrusting. For that reason, we are looking for a very patient and dog experienced caretaker. Someone who is willing to find the right combination of remedies to provide her with a happy future, with the understanding that this may be very challenging.
We know Aloha can make someone a wonderful lifelong companion. She is comfortable in her current foster home and gets on well with the family dog, but city life continues to be a struggle for her. When she is home she is sweet, loving and very playful. She has stunning looks, including mismatched ears! She adores being with the people she trusts, has an interest in everything you are doing. She enjoys fluffy squeaker toys, bully sticks and playful wrestling with other dogs. Aloha is a real cuddle bug, who does not seem to understand that she is too big to be a lap-dog!
Pictures and videos of Aloha can be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
If you believe you can provide Aloha with the support and dedication she needs, please fill in an application to adopt on our website or email any questions to



If you have questions about Aloha please contact Shelter Chic



Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

We are a unique rescue, aiming to appeal to people who typically buy from pet stores and breeders. We want to promote adoption in a positive and fun way. We have the same goal as other shelters- to find homeless dogs and cats their forever homes, but we want to change the stigma some people have towards shelters and its animals by creating a chic place that people will want to go to.
We are always on the lookout for animal lovers who are interested in fostering our pets. Please contact us if you would like to assist us with this or other volunteer opportunities.

Shelter Driving Directions

Our animals are currently in foster homes.

Areas Served

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Adoption Instructions

Fees: Cat Adoption fee $150; Dog Adoption fee $250; Puppy Adoption fee $300

Visit us at to complete an application for adoption or email us at with any questions.

All adopters must have an approved application before they can meet our animals. To be approved you must provide professional references, detailed information about your home and past/current pets.

We also conduct an over the phone or in person interview with each adopter.