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N Central Region:

Bo - Adopted!!!
Colt - Adopted!!!
* Diesel, male - SD
Katia, female - IN
Katy - Adopted!!!
Mesa, female - IL

S Central Region:

Casey - Adopted!!!
* Diesel, male - MO
Dottie, female - TX
Jackie, female - TX
* Jill, female - TX
Willow- Adopted!!!

Northeast Region:

* Blue, female - MA
Charlie - Adopted!!!
Eire - Adopted!!!
Grimm, male - NY
Lucy, female - PA
Rhea, female - CT
Tonshi, female - NY
Ziva, female - MD

Southeast Region:

Andie, female - KY
* Callie, female - SC
Charlotte, female - FL
Jasmine, female - FL
Loki, male - LA
Lucas, male - FL
Marley, male - WV
* Ofa, female - NC
* Phenix, female - GA

Northwest Region:

More NW Info

Southwest Region:

* Hank, male - CO
None available at this time

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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.


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.

Blue 3 yr old spayed female - MA

Fee: $300
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Blue ended up in a shelter when her owner was 'detained'.

Blue is a beautiful, sweet 3 yo spayed female. She ended up in a shelter when her owner was 'detained'. When she came into rescue, she was overweight and had poor muscle tone but her foster family has been giving her the exercise she craves and sorely needed and she is thriving in their care. She is still large for a female, weighing in at almost 70lbs but is now healthy and loves her daily runs with her foster mom.

Blue is very loving and bonds tightly to her humans. She is wary of strangers and does best if people allow her to decide how to approach and interact. Once properly introduced, she is awesome. She can be protective when strangers enter her house so again, proper introductions are important. She is very sensitive and flinches when someone speaks in a large, loud voice or if someone moves too quickly. It is as if someone used a heavy hand with her. She naturally gravitates towards woman more than men and adores her foster mom. However, her foster dad has made the effort to build a relationship with her and she is now very bonded to him. Due to her size, energy, and sensitivity, Blue needs a forever home that does not have young children (children under 14).

She absolutely loves her Malinois 'foster brother' Finn and plays really well with him. She can be reactive to other dogs and bark when on leash due to being anxious and a desire to play (there is no aggression). Her anxiety dissipates when not on leash. She plays rough and has huge prey drive so will not be placed in a home with cats, small dogs, or other small animals.

Blue is housetrained and crate trained. She is toy and food motivated and loves praise. Once her human spends the time and energy to build a relationship with her, she is all 'in' and very biddable. She knows basics like sit, stay, down, and come. She is very strong and can pull quite hard on leash. Due to her size and strength, she could easily pull someone where she wants to go. Her foster family is working on this with her.

Blue is in search of a forever home where her family can spend the requisite time working her mind and body and a family that wants to make her an integral part of their daily lives. She has great potential and has blossomed so much just in the short few weeks since living with her foster family.

Here are a couple of videos of Blue:

For more information about Blue, please contact: Carol.

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

Grimm 2 yr old neutered male - NY

Fee: $325
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Once in a Lifetime Dog

Grimm is approx. 66 lbs., neutered, HW negative and UTD on all shots. He is a great dog and will make someone a very nice active companion. He is crate trained, loves to hike, play fetch and tug. He rides well crated in the car. He has good ball and great tug drive. Prey drive is low although squirrels can peak his interest, but not in a crazy way. Walks great on a leash and can pull if he sees someone bouncing a ball on their property.

Grimm is a handsome, young, goofy boy who is eager to learn and needs a human who is ready to continue his training to make sure he becomes a good citizen. Like most Malinois, he is sweet but pushy. He needs clear boundaries and obedience training. He already knows basic commands (sit, down, stay) and knows to wait to be released to eat. He is like a puppy in a 2 year old body. He loves to try new things and is so much fun to interact with. He is ready and willing to please. He is super easy to redirect and just wants to be with you.

Although Grimm is easy going, when meeting new people or dogs he may initially be uncomfortable but does warm up with proper introduction. He gets along with other dogs (no alpha dogs) and loves to play. With other dogs (not humans) he can sometimes resource guard with toys and needs to be managed. He is very affectionate and has no idea how big he is so get ready for a smothering hug and sloppy kisses. We think he has spent a lot of his life in a crate so he is still learning how to be in a house. No small children, cats, or small dogs. Experienced dog savvy or malinois people only. Not for the first time malinois owner.

For more information about Grimm, please contact: Sara

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

Lucy 6 yr old spayed female - PA

Fee: $300
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Lucy is high energy but has little interest in retrieving.

Lucy was originally found as a stray in CT. She has been living in her adoptive home for about two years but is now going after the other dog in the household. She is estimated to be about 6 years old.

Lucy has obedience training, is housebroken and crate trained.

She is high energy but has little interest in retrieving. She will play with a toy but quickly gets bored, walking or running with her is better. She is obedient on the leash and doesn't pull.

She loves attention and is very happy to lay on the couch, although she can be very clingy at times.

I'm pretty sure she was raised in a kennel because she is a spinner. When she gets the least bit excited she will pace in a circle around my island or spin. She is not food aggressive at all but will gulp it down in record time. She uses the special bowls for fast eaters. . Lucy has not been exposed to small chidren and will get ramped up if overly stimulated. We will not place her in a home with children under the age of 12.

She is wonderful with people but needs to be the only dog in the household. She is not a candidate for dog parks or doggy daycare. Please contact Marcia at mhcil@aol.com for more information.

For more information about Lucy, please contact: Marcia

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

Rhea 2 yr old spayed female - CT

Fee: $325
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Rhea is a very sweet, gentle 2-year-old "puppy".

She is spayed and UTD on all shots. She is a beautiful fawn colored Malinois and has a gazelle-like structure – tall and lithe (23 ˝ inches at the withers and weighing in at approximately 50 lbs). She could do with putting on a little more weight.

She has an excellent temperament, loving all people she meets and allowing people to handle her with no issues. She has had limited exposure to children but was fine with a young boy that she met. She is very affectionate and absolutely loves belly rubs.

She is very food motivated so training her is a lot of fun. She is energetic and would thrive in a home that would interested in doing a performance sport such as obedience, dock diving, or agility. Here is a video of her playing.


Rhea is endlessly curious about everything, and is so alert to all the sounds and movement of wildlife. She has high prey drive so will not be placed in a home with small animals or cats. As she is very puppy-like in her behavior and likes to 'kill' toys and dog beds, she is only allowed to have them when she can be observed. Fair warning – watch out for your slippers.

She rides very well in the car.

She is learning to walk nicely on a leash. She knows sit, shake, look at me, and come (to a limited extent), and working on increasing the duration of all commands.

Rhea would do best as an only dog or possibly in a home with a confident male.

She is crate trained and settles nicely in the crate. Her foster home has been working with her to increase the time she can be crated before she has to go outside.

Rhea has enormous potential. She is very sweet and affectionate and wants nothing more than to be close to her person. She would get in your pocket if she could. She is in search of a home where she will get lots of attention with a family that can provide structure and consistency and where her people love to involve her in their lives and activities.

For more information about Rhea, please contact: Carol.

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

Tonshi 9 yr old spayed female - NY

Fee: $200
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Experienced, active, fun-loving forever home wanted! Tonshi is high-drive, intense, loyal, and affectionate!

Tonshi is a beautiful 9 yr old spayed female Malinois. Originally imported from Europe as part of a breeding program, Tonshi was surrendered to Rescue after her owners could not take care of her.

Don't let her age fool you—Tonshi is not looking for a retirement home—she's just catching her second wind and has a ton of energy! Tonshi has a lot of drive and really wants to please—she is very intense and has that snappy way of moving and learns quick. She loves to swim, and fetch.

Tonshi spent many years kenneled and crated and does have some issues related to this. Now that she has learned how to love, she bonds very close to her person and does have some mild separation anxiety and nervousness in new situations.

She is loves people, but initially may be mouthy when nervous or excited. She is learning to take treats gently, and accepts handling without issue (e.g. being rinsed with a hose, feet lifted and examined, nails clipped, brushed, even mouth/teeth examined).

She has lived with other dogs before, but can become competitive and reactive and would be best as an only dog or in a small pack with an easy-going dog.

She entered rescue with a number of commands and has increased her vocabulary quickly. She will need a strong, firm, calm handler familiar with high drive, intense working dog. She is untested with cats, children, and small animals or farm animals, but so far has shown intense ball and play drive and only minimal prey or hunt drive. Overall, Tonshi is a fun, smart, willing Malinois who works hard to team up with a human to do fun things.


For more information about Tonshi, please contact: Dana

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

Ziva 3 yr old spayed female - MD

Fee: $300
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Ziva is a very beautiful 3 year old high energy exuberant girl

Ziva is a very beautiful 3 year old girl who is up-to-date on all shots and microchipped. She has the energy and exuberance of an older puppy! She is great with other dogs, but does not understand the "personal space" concept which can be annoying to some dogs. We have been told that she is also good with cats, but caution should be utilized when introducing her to them. She has the working mindset and must be mentally as well as physically engaged. Her obedience is a work in progress and her new forever home must continue her training. She would excel in Agility or a structured sport as she is small in stature and very agile! She is very loving and wants nothing more than to please her person. She is very affectionate girl and will snuggle in your lap.

Ziva will sit/down on command. She is learning leash manners and how to heel on command as well. She is very food motivated and picks up new tasks quickly. She is crate/house-trained and has not had any accidents in our home. Ziva will assist you in getting rid of extra shoes, toys, or any other object you leave out unattended therefore, she should be crated when you are not home!

Upon coming into rescue, Ziva tested positive for Heartworms and has undergone treatment. She has been given a clean bill of health and the vet has commented on how strong her heart sounds. She will require heartworm follow up in October. She is currently on Heartworm, Flea & tick preventative as required by Malinois Rescue.

Ziva can be very mouthy and will NOT be placed in a home with young children. Children 12 and older will be considered. Ziva is not a fan of fireworks or thunderstorms as the loud noises can cause her some stress. She will go wherever she feels secure to wait it out, but is not disabled by fear.

If you are ready for an extremely high energy exuberant girl, put your application in! This "Diamond in the Rough" won't last long!

For more information about Ziva, please contact: Carol.

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

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