A Texas puppy discovered on death row by a long-time camper and rescue advocate, Kaylee was underweight and partly bald from a bout with mange when she ended up in a blurry photo on a Facebook rescue plea. Unfortunately, her future Mom was looking for a floppy-eared shepherd pup – and she didn’t quite fit the bill. Still, convinced that she was meant for better things, Kaylee masqueraded as a German Shepherd mix with floppy ears just long enough to get to her new home in New York.
Upon her arrival, she promptly popped up her ears and admitted that she was actually a Belgian Malinois. Fortunately, she was adorable enough that no one minded her little “bald-faced” lie – and since she wasn’t the first “accidental malinois” to make her way into her home, she quickly adapted to her new, malinois-friendly home with her half-mal sister.
While malinois are often aloof with strangers, Kaylee has yet to meet one – indeed, she views every man, woman, child or random person in a hoodie as a long-lost friend, making her the perfect camp ambassadog.
More “pounce on her sister’s head and roll in the tomato plants” than hardcore working dog, Kaylee is nonetheless a passionate soul who adores lure coursing, her best friend Al the Stuffed Alligator, freeze dried beef liver treats, squeaky toys, her flirt pole, flyball, chasing and being chased, late night walks, stashing her treasures in the bedroom where her Mom will trip over them late at night, making new dog friends, Frosty Paws, gardening (she’s particularly fond of dancing on the tomato plants and chewing the protective garden gate into teeny, tiny pieces!), running on the beach, tackling her baby sister Melina, chasing the cat, blogging on her “Kaylee Uncrated” Facebook page and enjoying vacations at Canine Camp Getaway!