CT, DE, ME. MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV
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.
Abby is ready for her forever home. She is a very sweet little (petite, 50lbs) girl.
She loves to play and run. She has nice ball drive, good focus and intensity… coupled with being SUPER FAST makes her a GREAT sport-dog candidate!
She's crate trained, housebroken and loves attention from her people. Though she will bark at strangers, she warms up quickly to the "good" ones, but definitely not to those who give her a bad vibe – she's a smart girl.
Abby is currently living with a big-dog/Mal-savvy cat, and there have been zero issues or concerns from her foster. She's good with kids (pre-teen and older), and, with more-submissive, lower-key dogs.
Just like most dogs, Abby needs structure and consistency. She also needs someone who is familiar with the breed and their high-energy traits and needs.
And, like many other animals (and people), Abby does NOT like chaos, and is very sensitive to stressful environments and situations.
Abby is still getting use to car-rides – during the first 5-15 minutes in a car, she's attempting to "get" everything you pass (other vehicles, trees, light posts, etc.). Though she does eventually settle down, it's evident she just needs more exposure to outside things. Her foster believes once she gets use to the idea of having new experiences constantly, she will be rock solid.
We are in the process of having her evaluated for possible SAR. Once the evaluation is complete, her profile will be updated accordingly.
Her coordinator, Tracey, has have personally met Abby and TOTALLY feel in love with her. She's a loving little girl … who is SUPER FAST … extremely SMART … and it's clear she just wants a family who understands her, her needs (love, understanding, an active lifestyle, structure and consistency) and most definitely, one she can call her own!
The pictures provided with her profile do NOT do her justice. She's a beauty!
Abby is spayed, UTD, microchipped and ready to move on to the next chapter of her life.
Axel was taken in by a young woman when he was about 7 months old
We were told he was from foreign working lines. He was taken in by a young woman when he was about 7 months old. He spent most of his time with two women and a small male child. The owner got a new job and no longer had time for him. He has shown aggression towards strangers especially men. He may growl at a stranger but stops when told to cut it out. Once he knows you he wants to give kisses. He is currently staying with a man as his main caregiver with no aggression issues. His basic commands need work but he is getting better.
Axel has lots of energy and gets nippy when excited. He hasn't shown enough drive to be a working dog but would likely be a good sport dog candidate. He will not be place in a pet home. He needs an experienced mal owner. He is very strong and was able to escape when he first arrived in NH. He was smart enough to stay in the area. He met a porcupine but luckily only ended up with 3 quills in his nose.
He loves his crate and will kennel up and remains quite and calm in his crate. He hasn't had a lot of toys since his former house-mate was toy possessive. Loves chasing a ball. Needs work on his retrieve. Loves to jump into the car for a ride. He does well on a Gentle Leader.
He will not be placed in a home with young children. He should have a physical fence at least 5 feet tall.
For more information about Axel, please contact: Andrea
If you want to apply for this dog, click Axel's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Andrea, Axel's coordinator.
Dallas is a very sweet eight year old female owner surrender.
She is active but not overwhelming. Walks well on a leash, is housebroken, crates well and travels well. She gets along with other dogs. She is not recommended for a household with small children or cats.
Dallas is very affectionate and gets very attached to her people quickly. She would make a great companion for an active to moderately active household. She knows basic commands, is up-to-date on shots heartworm negative and spayed.
For more information about Dallas, please contact: Debbie
If you want to apply for this dog, click Dallas's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Debbie, Dallas's coordinator.
Della was brought to the vet's office as a Euth request!
Della, a 10 year old female Mal, was brought to the vet's office as a Euth request because they no longer wanted her!! The vet refused and she is now there waiting for a forever home. She is a total sweetheart and appears to be in great condition/health. She craves attention and wants a person to love. Della is good with dogs her size but wouldn't recommend her with cats, small dogs or young children. She has been kenneled for quite some time so she is a little barky, but that is something that would resolve once she is back inside a home.
For more information about Della, please contact: Debbie
If you want to apply for this dog, click Della's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Debbie, Della's coordinator.