**ADOPTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO DRIVE TO CHICAGO, POSSIBLY MORE THAN ONCE-- if you live too far, please do not inquire as animals will not be shipped** PLEASE READ descriptions in FULL before inquiring** MALA IS LONELY!!! This beautiful 9-year-old shepherd mix is so heartbroken. When night falls, and the lights go out, this little baby howls. She desperately wants to be around people! She misses her tiny person who was her best friend, a 9 year old girl. During the day she is great. There is a lot to distract her. People, toys, treats, and delicious dinners. But when she is alone and has time to think about her person, it can be very depressing for her. Mala spent her whole life in the same home, but when the building was sold, and her person had to move, they had no solution in place to bring her with, and instead surrendered her here. She is so sad! Mala would love to find a special person who will make her feel a part of a family again. She likely wouldn't even mind growing a fur-family either, as she gets along with most dogs her size too. This senior enjoys a laid back life. Short walks, and a nap in the sun is the speed she likes to take life at. If you're someone looking for a best friend, someone to confide in, and enjoy the company of, then Mala is your girl! If you'd like to meet Mala and help heal her broken heart, please start by submitting an application!