Rescue work is an integral part of the
American Belgian Malinois Club's purpose: the betterment of the breed [ABMC Membership Information]. The primary goals of ABMC are to protect all Belgian Malinois,
prevent indiscriminate breeding and the education of Malinois owners. Rescues
come into the foster program from shelters, animal control, or owners who can
no longer keep their Malinois for various reasons. There are many excellent
Malinois who have lost their homes through no fault of their own. Divorce,
moving, death, illness, or ? can result in the Malinois losing its home and
family. If you are considering a Malinois as a family companion these "Ready
made dogs" may prove to be an excellent choice.
ABMC Rescue is committed to finding new homes for Belgian Malinois being
fostered. Experienced Belgian Malinois owners evaluate the foster Malinois on
several levels before he can be considered a suitable candidate for adoption.
First, the Malinois undergoes a medical examination; he is tested for Heartworm
and when diagnosed clear for Heartworm will begin receiving Heartworm
preventative; appropriate vaccinations are administered and arrangements are
made for spaying or neutering. Second, the foster home evaluates the
temperament of the Malinois; compatability with children, cats and other dogs.
Only when the suitability of the Malinois is determined, in many situations, is
he considered ready to be placed for adoption.
A NOTE TO POLICE OFFICERS, SAR GROUPS
AND OTHERS LOOKING FOR WORKING MALINOIS:
Many police officers/trainers/SAR groups approach Malinois rescue looking for young dogs to train. Most of our rescued dogs are not suitable for these types of jobs. Some of our rescued Malinois are actually dogs that have been rejected by police departments due to their inability to do the job. While we are not opposed to adopting dogs out as working dogs, we adopt only to individuals, never to organizations or police departments. Most of our rescued Malinois have had difficult beginnings in life. The majority will make fantastic family pets, but most of them do not have the temperament needed to work day after day with a police officer or in search and rescue. All dogs adopted through Malinois rescue will be spayed or neutered prior to placement.
The rescue chairs, coordinators and foster families hope you enjoy the Belgian Malinois profiled and pictured in these pages. If you are looking for a Malinois available for adoption we sincerely hope you find one that appeals to you. In the meantime, located in these pages are links to each of the dogs currently available for adoption, with an online Adoption Application link in each profile, a list of volunteers ready and willing to assist in identifying Malinois in need of rescuing and to answer questions. Pages are also available for the shelter volunteer trying to ID a Mal, stories of successful adoptions, and ways that each individual can support Malinois Rescue. Follow the links, located in the above menu and on the right, to find it all.
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