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N Central Region:

Candy - Adopted!!!
* Charlie, female - IN
Katia, female - IN
* Motegi, male - MI
Moxie, female - WI
* Titan, male - MN

S Central Region:

** Jackie, female - TX
* Willow, female - TX

Northeast Region:

** Candy, female - VA
* Eire, female - PA
Grimm, male - NY
Hank - Adopted!!!
Leif - Adopted!!!
Mickey - Adopted!!!
* Rhea, female - CT
Roxi - Adopted!!!
* Tonshi, female - NY

Southeast Region:

* Bastian, male - VA
Izzy - Adopted!!!
* Lucas, male - FL
* Marley, male - WV
* Reese, female - GA
* Storm, female - LA

Northwest Region:

More NW Info

Southwest Region:

None available at this time

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Updated: June 17th

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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.

Candy 2 yr old spayed female - VA

Fee: $325
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Candy is an incredibly sweet girl!! She is 60lbs and about 2 years old.

She still has a bit of immaturity to her but is a quick learner and loves knowing the right thing to do to get what she wants (sounds anthropomorphic but if you could see her throw her butt on the ground to get in the house you'd understand what I mean). Her food drive has increased a bit since I got her. She hunted for her ball for 3-4 minutes in my garage, using her nose after the first repetition, and not looking for help when things got a little challenging. She's not environmentally sound enough at this point to do this in a new area.

She loooooves belly rubs, playing with a ball (running around chomping on it, chewing it, and playing fetch if you have two balls), and occasionally stealing things that don't belong to her for a quick game of keep away. Offering something of higher value makes it easy peasy to get whatever it is back. She has not yet swallowed a sock, but I wouldn't put it past her. She's pushy and dominant with my two spayed females (52# Malinois, 26# wire-haired terrier mix) but is very submissive to people. She will run toward her person and dive into a rollover for a belly rub. It's a pretty impressive move actually hahaha. I'll see if I can get it on video. :)

Crate trained (will whine when she needs something), mostly house trained (just pay attention, she goes to the door and whines), and while we're still working on house and leash manners she's certainly come a long way. She can be pretty rambunctious and just plain goofy but she's smart and is learning what works to help her get what she wants.

Candy would do best in a home as an only dog with dog savvy kids over the age of 8 children, if any. She has a normal energy level for a Malinois so needs an active person/people. She has not been tested close up with cats but would love to chase the bajeezus out of the stray that my neighbor feeds.

Candy is UTD, spayed and HW-. Candy will need a 6ft fence. She's a very athletic girl and slips into survival mode very quickly if she gets loose. We are working her recall at every opportunity. Candy is a verrry soft dog so every effort has been made thus far to keep things light and build her confidence while also building her respect for boundaries.

For more information about Candy, please contact: Cj.

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

Eire 18 mo old spayed female - PA

Fee: $325
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Eire is a ball of energy that loves to work and enjoys learning new things every day.

She is willing to learn and do whatever I ask. Eire is completely housetrained and crate trained. (She is quiet and relaxed in a crate, she is crated at night) Eire is somewhat leery with new people. She does accept when she trusts them. She has tons of food drive and it has helped her get through a lot of situations. Once she accepts new people she will be your best friend. Eire did not have the best beginnings in life but each day she gets better and is learning the world is not so scary. Eire goes into pet stores ,food stores when allowed and daily walks through town. She doesn't approach people she basically looks towards the handler/owner and does fantastic! Eire attends training classes weekly with other people and dogs present. She does very well does not react in a negative way, ever. Eire enjoys retrieving the ball or dumbbell. She is getting better at holding the dumbbell until I remove it from her mouth. The ball she usually will spit at you (LOL).

Eire walks well on a leash. (Eire came to my house mortified of collars and leashes, she is way past that to the point she will almost bring her leash to me to go out). If a new person attempts to grab her collar even now she will become fearful and attempt to lay on the floor and freeze. She is getting better when strangers touch her collar. When new people pet her I encourage them to pet her under the chin. She is intimidated by people hovering over her and petting her on the top of her head.

Eire does well with my female Malinois. My 14 yr old bouvier tolerates her silliness. Eire shows interest in cats in the home. I have taken her and introduced her to cats and tell her to leave it but I supervised at all times. With more work she would might be OK with cats at this point if left on her own I believe she would Chase them And it probably would not end well. Eire prefers strange dogs not approach her fast and directly in her face. She's much more ladylike than that, she prefers proper introductions. Eire has had interaction with other dogs besides mine with the proper introduction she does well. Eire plays extremely hard and rough. She is a typical Malinois.

Eire enjoys training and learning new things. Her favorite pastime is jumping on my car and laying on top of it. She enjoys climbing on everything outside/ inside she knows her limits and is well aware of house rules (usually). Eire enjoys tug games. She knows "out" when she's really excited she forgets but I will trade off with a different toy. (She is still learning ). Eire is a talkative girl When she is really playing hard she will "clack" and bark often. It truly is her way of saying she's happy and having fun).

Eire presently knows sit, down, heel, stand, place, by me, wait, stay, stop , spin, pretty, plus many more. I think she would be a fantastic competition dog or just an active family member. She rides well in the car, she will stay in the backseat, she will also ride in a crate quietly. She does well in the house. She is high energy and once you win her heart she will be yours forever.

Eire is an extremely fun dog that is willing to please. She is a typical malinois with tons of energy.

For more information about Eire, please contact: Julie.

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

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.

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