Mali is an approximately 1-year-old female Malinois who weighs approximately 52 pounds. This sweetheart of a dog is looking for an active and fun loving forever home to call her own. Mali is friendly and outgoing, and she always seems eager to meet new people and make new friends. Mali loves soaking up the attention and is very happy when she’s around people. She can be a bit independent at times, and she enjoys doing her own thing, whether that be wandering around the dog yard taking in all the sights and smells, or just finding a cool spot in the shade to hang out in for awhile. Mali has a very playful energy, as well, and though she doesn’t seem toy driven, she does engage in playful behavior, scampering around the dog yard, and rolling over for some belly rubs. Mali doesn’t seem to have received any obedience training prior to her time at the shelter, and though our volunteers are working with her on her basic obedience training and walking her on a leash, she will need an experienced Malinois owner and continued obedience training to help her become a model K-9 citizen once she is adopted. If you have the experience and love that this energetic girl will need, please come in and ask to see Mali.

For more information about Mali, please call PALS at (209) 224-0354. We have other cats and dogs available for adoption so stop by the PALS Adoption Center located in Lodi at 1405 W. Kettleman Lane, next to the Lodi Animal Shelter. Center hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday. PALS is a Lodi-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in Lodi by increasing the number of animals adopted, reducing animal suffering and providing the highest level of humane care, thus ultimately reducing the number of surplus companion animals euthanized in the city of Lodi. Visit our link at to view cats and dogs currently available for adoption or our website at and find out how you can volunteer and/or foster the many animals waiting for permanent homes.