Belle is your Pet of the Week by Calaveras County Animal Services – The Pine Tree

San Andreas, CA… Meet Belle, a Belgian Malinese estimated to be around 4.5 years old. Belle was found wandering the backcountry alone, emaciated and weighing just 30 pounds. She gained weight on a special diet, but could still use a few more pounds. Initially nervous and temperamental, she has made great strides in learning to trust the staff and volunteers. Intelligent, confident and eager to please, the Belgian Malinese breed is known to forge an indestructible bond with its human partners. Exercise – and plenty of exercise – is also the key to an Evil’s happiness, preferably alongside its owner. Are you the kind of girl to go with you on your next adventure or race? Why not come visit this active yet sweet girl today. If you have another dog at home, a meeting is required. This breed has a large number of prey, so a house without cats and cattle is recommended.

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

Come and visit Belle, pound no. AO52976, as well as other dogs and cats awaiting permanent homes at Calaveras County Animal Services, 901 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas (at the government center near the new prison). Animal services are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (closed for lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.). For more information on this dog, please email [email protected] or [email protected] or call Animal Services directly at 754-6509. Please refer to Belle’s pound number when making your inquiries. Adoptable animals can also be found on the web at and on the Calaveras County Animal Services Facebook page.

Volunteers are also in great demand. Whether you can donate a little time or a lot, we would appreciate your help with caring for the animals at the shelter or supporting the office. No experience necessary; we will provide training and tailor you to your interests. Please call 754-6509 for more information.

Animal Services now has a flexible fee program!
When the dog or cat population at the shelter reaches 80% or more of its capacity, the total adoption fee will be 50% – reduced to $ 40 for dogs and $ 30 for cats. The adoption fee for cats arriving at the shelter already modified will be $ 10. With the 55-5-5 program, each time an adopter is 55 or older and adopts a pet over 5 years of age, the adoption fee is $ 5.

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