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N Central Region:

Oliver, male - IL
Axel, male - IN
Chianna, female - IL
Laci - Adopted!!!
* Lola, female - IL
Nikki, female - MI
Oliver, male - IL
Paul, male - OH
Riggs, male - MI
* Tero, male - IA

S Central Region:

Bella, female - TX
* Gunnar, male - MO
Jasper - Adopted!!!
Jessie, female - TX
* Kiya, female - TX
* Taz, male - MO

Northeast Region:

Angel, female - NJ
Gunner, male - NY
Jazzy, female - NY
* Nitro, male - MA
Sasha - Adopted!!!
Scout - Adopted!!!

Southeast Region:

* Dixie, female - LA
Boss, male - TN
Jax, female - FL
Kayla, female - GA
Karma - Adopted!!!
Ox, male - FL

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Southwest Region:

* Dot, female - NM
Luca - Adopted!!!
Tia, female - NM

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NORTH CENTRAL RESCUES

IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, OH, WI


These Rescues are currently available in the Northeast area of the country. If you are interested in adopting one of the Malinois profiled in these pages contact the foster home listed in the profile.

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.




Axel 3 yr old neutered male - IN

Fee: $275
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Looking for Tall, Dark and Handsome? And a Snuggler? Axel is YOUR Match!

Axel is the epitome of the Malinois Velcro dog! He is the happiest sitting right next to you with his nose under your arm, protecting you from the world. He is a drop dead gorgeous dude with this long dark nose and piercing dark eyes! You just cannot help but fall in love with him (I did).

Axel is about 3 years old, tall and lean, about 60 lbs. He is UTD on all vaccinations, and is on Heart Guard.

He is very smart and acclimates very fast to a new schedule. He is completely housebroken. He gets along well with dog savvy cats and small dogs. He tries to boss the dogs around by growling/ moaning but nothing that can't be controlled. I do not have any pushy dogs so not sure on how he would act in that situation. I've had numerous dogs come visit and he gets along OK after meeting them with appropriate introductions.

When he came he was very protective of me and would low growl/moan at my husband when he approached me. Axel would also nip at him if not stopped. We have been working on that but he will probably need additional training, to know that you won't put up with that, when he goes to his forever home. He also will nip at some visitors, particularly men. I am working on letting him know that is not OK. He loves the ladies!! He will go get attention from my hubby when I am busy, then just stares at me!! LOL!

Axel needs a home where ALL the members of the household are involved with his training so that he knows he must listen to everyone. No small kids as he gets nervous around them and will nip. He will need to be monitored around bigger groups of people and new people until he gets used to them.

He has his bed that he loves! Tell him to go to bed and he goes right to it. After playing ball outside he goes and curls up on it by my feet. (Unless I let him sit with me!). He really is a love bug!! He is allowed on our couch and loves to snuggle. At night he comes and gives me a kiss good night (really) and then goes to his bed for the night. During the day he is in his crate. He doesn't like it but is getting better at it. I don't believe he needs a crate I just don't let them loose when I'm not home.

He likes to go ride in the truck. He gets a little nervous when I go into the store but I am working on making short trips inside. He loves the pet stores and enjoys all the attention he gets!!

He loves his balls and will play ball with you, bringing it back to you every time!

He has had training, he sits, down, stay, waits for his food. He does not leave my side. I have never been worried that he would run off. He sits at the door and waits for me to say OK. He waits for him food dish until I say OK. He LOVES his food!

Axel will make some lucky family, willing to continue to work with him, a wonderful companion, devoted, loyal and affectionate. His ideal home will have other pets, so that he is not the sole focus of the family and does not think he owns the place. He is just waiting to be someone's heart dog. Could you be his heart human/family?

Check out the video of him playing ball:
http://youtu.be/pc0bafRirSk

For more information about Axel, please contact: Janet

If you want to apply for this dog, click Axel's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Janet, Axel's coordinator.




Chianna 4 yr old spayed female - IL

Fee: $275
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Chianna -- high energy and great focus!

You may remember Chianna from last fall -- she turned up at Chicago Animal Control with a broken pelvis. Thanks to the generosity of the Malinois Rescue community, we were able to have her injury surgically repaired. After several months of rest, she's now ready to make up for lost time! She is one tough girl. Even with a broken pelvis, she was gentle when handled. And the pictures above were taken when it was 5 degrees outside, and Chianna didn't even shiver.

Chianna has enjoyed every class she's tried with her foster mom, who says that Chianna's focus is even better than the foster's own "heart" dog. Chianna especially loves nose work, where she's even more motivated by the scent than by the possibility of a treat.

She is a high-energy girl, and will need an active home. You can get an idea of her energy in this video (taken in warmer times). Unfortunately, Chianna hasn't gotten along well with children, and will be better suited to an all-adult home. She gets along wonderfully with the other dogs in her foster home.

For more information about Chianna, please contact: Mike

If you want to apply for this dog, click Chianna's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Mike, Chianna's coordinator.




Lola 3 yr old spayed female - IL

Fee: $275
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Lola -- absolutely loves people!

Lola will actually turn 3 in July. She's an energetic girl who just loves to meet people! She can be "bouncy" when she meets someone, and will of course need training to help her greet more politely.

She makes fantastic eye contact with her handler! Coupled with her energy and prey drive, she could do any kind of sport you'd like to try -- agility, scent work, herding...

Lola came from a home that had six small dogs. She can be reactive to other dogs when she's on leash or in a kennel, but just has made great progress in just a few days in her foster home with a bunch of other dogs, as you can see by the group photo above.

For more information about Lola, please contact: Mike

If you want to apply for this dog, click Lola's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Mike, Lola's coordinator.




Nikki 5 yr old spayed female - MI

Fee: $150
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Nikki is super affectionate and wants to just be with her human.

Nikki is a 5 year old, spayed Belgian malinois. She does have medical needs due to a seizure disorder and takes meds 2x a day.

Nikki is friendly with new people, kids and other dogs. She cannot go to a home with cats.

She has some basic obedience training . She is house trained and crate trained but would prefer to be out with you. She will be happy to snuggle up with someone on those cold winter nights coming up.

For more information about Nikki, please contact: Marcia

If you want to apply for this dog, click Nikki's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Marcia, Nikki's coordinator.




Oliver approx 4 yr old neutered male - IL

Fee: $275
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Oliver - a big, loving boy who is good with cats!

Oliver is big (about 75 pound) sweetheart of a dog with an easy, puppy-like temperament. After being raised in a loving home, Oliver was surrendered with his brother to a shelter when his owner could no longer care for him due to a series of negative life changes. He's a good dog looking for a second chance with a new person or family to love him. Oliver currently lives with two other dogs and a cat and gets along well with them. He knows some commands and will need additional training for obedience and some work in helping him overcome his shyness with strangers. Oliver is an affectionate dog who will literally jump for joy when you come home. Unfortunately, we have not been able to test Oliver with children.

Oliver is housetrained, and while he doesn't seem to have been formally trained, he learns very quickly and already has an excellent recall. Oliver is not crate-trained -- it looks like he was never crated in his past life, and he gets anxious and will break out of crates. While he needs a fenced yard (squirrels are just too, too tempting), Oliver respects fences and is not an escape artist.

Compared to the other two Malinois in his foster home, Oliver is very quiet. He won't automatically bark when the other dogs bark. And again, compared to the other two dogs, Oliver is a couch potato who needs exercise primarily for his physical health. Oliver likes to play with a ball; he likes to play fetch. He's learning to play with other toys, although, like most Mals, he's a toy-destruction machine. Oliver has been good with other dogs at the dog park; he walks away from dogs he doesn't like.

Like most dogs who come through Malinois Rescue, Oliver is a work in progress. He is shy with (but not aggressive toward) people he doesn't know. At the dog park, he'd approach people out of curiosity, then run away if they tried to pet him. Oliver is food motivated, and positive reinforcement will be a big help with his shyness. Formal obedience training will also do wonders to bolster his confidence.

For more information about Oliver, please contact: Erika

If you want to apply for this dog, click Oliver's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Mike, Oliver's coordinator.




Paul 5 yr old neutered male - OH

Fee: $225
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Paul is a high energy guy who loves to learn. Would you be his teammate?

Hi, my name is Paul and aren't I a handsome fellow? When I was abandoned at Miami Dade shelter (boy am I glad to be out of there!) I was estimated to be about 5 years old.

I am a high energy kind of guy, so I need an active family who will train me. That is not too hard as I am very treat motivated. Basically I just LOVE to eat. I am not one of those finicky guys you hear about, no sir! I know a good meal when I see one! You can use my love for food to your advantage!

I like to go on walks, but I can pull a bit. My fosters say I am easily corrected I just get excited. I do well meeting other dogs when we are introduced properly. I even go to doggy day care and play with a whole bunch of dogs. One little quirk you need to know - I do like to engage in the sport of fence fighting, so you need to be aware of that. But even after a good round of that, if I am properly introduced to the dog on the other side, I am fine.

I have not been around small dogs or cats, so a home without them would probably be safest. But if you have a critter, we can see if I can get tested with a few. I have been around chickens and have not been interested in chasing them at all.

When I get REALLY excited, I can get mouthy (I AM a Malinois after all). I will grab your arm and my fosters say it is like I am saying "don't leave me!" My fosters have been working with me on that and I imagine my forever home will need to also. I am trying, but, again, when I get excited, I can't quite help myself.

Of COURSE I am house broken. In fact, I can "hold it" a VERY long time. Even though my foster parents typically crate when they leave us pups alone in the house, I can be trusted on my own. So if you don't want to crate, that is fine, but if you do, I am good with that too. Whatever works for you!

My ideal home would be a couple with some Malinois experience who really want to bond with their dog, because bonding is what I do best! I want someone who wants to have fun and play and learn how to be the best team. There is so much I still have to learn and I want to do that with my forever people!

Again, I am a healthy, neutered male, up to date on all vaccinations, and have been on heartworm and flea prevention. I can be packed and ready to be YOUR dog in a heartbeat. Just say the word.

For more information about Paul, please contact: Janet

If you want to apply for this dog, click Paul's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Janet, Paul's coordinator.




Riggs 2-3 yr old neutered male - MI

Fee: $275
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Riggs acts like a big, exuberant puppy!

Riggs is a large, exuberant, handsome male, estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old. He acts like a big puppy. He is fawn colored with a dark mask. He is approximately 26" at the withers and weighs 72 lbs and is starting to fill out nicely since coming into rescue.

Riggs appears to have had no training prior to coming into rescue. He wants nothing more than to please his foster mom and will work for food but is even more motivated by praise.

In addition to having no training, it seems that Riggs did not get a lot of attention or love. He would quickly hit the deck if someone moved suddenly and would crawl on his stomach. His foster mom has spent a lot of time with him, establishing a relationship and showing him how to be a dog. It is amazing to watch the transformation these rescues go through. He went from not connecting at all to being very bonded to his foster mom and gushing with joy whenever he sees her.

He is learning manners basic obedience (heel, sit) and his default behavior is down. His energy level is not over the top and does not appear to have extremely high prey drive. The foster mom has horses, guinea fowl, chickens, and a donkey and he is interested but has shown no drive or aggression. He will chase a ball but then doesn't know what to do with it.

Riggs is a very special little boy and basically a blank canvas with enormous potential.

He is very sweet and affectionate and deserves a home where he will get lots of attention with someone who can provide structure and consistency and where his people have an interest in getting involved in activities that leverage his keen intelligence and desire to please.

For more information about Riggs, please contact: Carol.

If you want to apply for this dog, click Riggs's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Carol, Riggs's coordinator.




Tero 8 yr old neutered male - IA

Fee: $100
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Tero is a dark, handsome boy!

He has lived with children and gotten along well. His foster home suggested that he may have been spoiled in his former life, so training and a firm hand will be a big help.

Tero would be best suited to a home with no other male dogs.

For more information about Tero, please contact: Mike

If you want to apply for this dog, click Tero's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Mike, Tero's coordinator.






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