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HUGO – An Energetic Belgian Malinois / Akita Puppy

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Check out Hugo, an approxiately 4 month old puppy full of energy and excitement. Hugo was incredibly found as a stray. We believe him to be part Belgian Malinois and part Akita (though he could have GSD in him as well). This bundle of fur and energy is looking for an active family.

Hugo is a very sociable puppy. He will excitedly greet new people and expect you to have some time to play with him. Hugo would do well in a home with folks who have experience with larger breed dogs. Though not required a fenced in yard is a plus, more importantly is any adopter have the time to mentally and physically stimulate Hugo.

Hugo loves to play with other dogs and as you might expect with a young dog, he can play a long time.  Based on his activity level, he would be too much for small toddlers, but would do great with a family with active teens or a single person or couple.  We are skeptical of how well Hugo would do with cats in the home.

Already, Hugo is walking nicely on a leash (for a 4 month old dog).  He is excited to meet new people and new dogs on his walk.  Hugo is very healthy and is going to grow up to be a big boy, probably close to 90 to 100 pounds.

Hugo is available for adoption in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. If you live outside the area (i.e. central PA, northern Delaware, or southern New York) please email us first before filling out an application. We are note accepting any applications outside of those adoption areas.


All adopters for Hugo agree to enroll him in an approved obedience training program.  He is currently not yet neutered.  All adopters will be required to sign a spay/neuter contract agreeing to have him neutered by the age of 11 months.  In addition to an adoption fee there will be a $150 refundable neuter deposit.  Sedona will cover the cost of a neuter if brought to a vet that works with Sedona Shepherd, or reimburse the adopter up to $200 for neutering costs.  All adopters must have had prior big dog experience.

If you are interested in possibly adopting Hugo you can request for more information at or fill out an adoption application form.

Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary
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