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N Central Region:

Amarillo - Adopted!!!
Athena - Adopted!!!
Bix, male - WI
* Bobby, male - OH
Clara - Adopted!!!
Dallas - Adopted!!!
* Duke, male - MN
Echo - Adopted!!!
* Ellie, female - IL
* George, male - MI
GiGi, female - MI
Havoc - Adopted!!!
Lucy - Adopted!!!
Molly - Adopted!!!
Poppy - Adopted!!!
Red - Adopted!!!
* Travis, male - IL

S Central Region:

* Abby, female - TX
Chance - Adopted!!!
Duke - Adopted!!!
* Jason, male - TX
Kyra - Adopted!!!
Leo - Adopted!!!
Mia, female - KS
* Moka, female - TX
* Phoebe, female - TX
* Rigby, male - TX
Sopfia - Adopted!!!
Striker, male - TX
* Taz, male - TX

Northeast Region:

* Aja, female - VA
* Arras, male - MD
* Coven, male - PA
* EssyMae, female - VA
Jersey - Adopted!!!
Keeyo, male - VA
** Layla, female - PA
* Matilda, female - PA
Molly - Adopted!!!
* Ranger, male - NY
* Skeeter, female - PA
Tracker - Adopted!!!

Southeast Region:

Amara, female - GA
* Belle, female - LA
* Clara, female - KY
Hexa, male - TN
Hollow - Adopted!!!
Link, male - GA
* Malcolm, male - FL
Mika, male - GA
Trina, female - FL

Northwest Region:

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Southwest Region:

Jett - Adopted!!!

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Updated: Oct 9th

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No rescues currently ready for adoption in the Northeast area. Please visit one of the other regions, see listings in the left column, to find an appropriate Malinois and file an application.


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.

Aja 3 yr old spayed female - VA

Fee: $350
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Aja is a gorgeous, very sweet 3 yo learning how to be a family dog as she was kept in a kennel run her whole life.

She came into rescue very thin but under the wonderful care of her foster mom has put on some much needed weight and currently weighs 63 lbs. She was not taught basic manners and is mouthy like a typical puppy. Her foster mom is working with her on this but due to this, she will not be placed in a home with small children.

She can be a little apprehensive of new things but if allowed to investigate will recover quickly. She eats and drinks with fervor like she has not had consistent access to these things in her prior life. Her zest for food also motivates her to counter surf (her foster mom is working with her on this but it would be best not to leave food out if she is going to be unsupervised). She is crate trained and house trained.

She rides well in the car and walks next to you nicely on walks. She knows some basic commands. Her foster mom has small baby gates up and Aja respects these even though she could easily jump them.

Aja has been trying to play with the foster mom's dogs but they are quite a bit smaller than Aja and she is a little too rambunctious and rough with them which scares them. She would do fine with dogs closer to her size. She will not be placed in a home with cats.

She is good meeting new people although a little cautious when meeting new men but will warm up quickly given proper introductions. She wants nothing more than to be close to her human and to be loved on.

She likes to run around the yard with the other dogs but is not high drive when it comes to chasing a ball.

Aja is in search of a forever home where her family can spend the requisite time to provide physical and mental stimulation and to engage her bright mind and make her an integral part of their daily lives. She has great potential and has blossomed so much just in the few weeks since living with her foster mom.


For more information about Aja, please contact: Carol.

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

Arras 19 mo old neutered male - MD

Fee: $350
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Arras was surrendered to a shelter, very thin and underweight.

He eats very fast probably due to not getting enough to eat in his previous life so his family may want to use a slow feeder for him.

Arras has loads of potential. He is food motivated and will work for treats. He is also a little toy crazy. His foster mom and dad reported lots of late night activity where they will find Arras pouncing on toys in his crate at 3:00 am in the morning. But he does it very quietly. He is crate trained and housetrained.

He is good with people and other dogs. He has high prey drive so no young children or small dogs or cats. Arras is a cuddle bug and loves to give sloppy kisses.

He is in search of a loving family that will include him in their daily activities as one of the family. Can you envision adding this sweet, funny guy to your family?

For more information about Arras, please contact: Carol.

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

Coven 2 yr old neutered male - PA

Fee: $350
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Coven loves to jump up in the air to catch balls, frisbees, or any other type of toy.

Hi my name is Coven and I'm looking for my furever home! I am currently 2 years old, HW (-), and neutered! I am currently 57 lbs but my foster parents are trying to put some more weight on me because I came to them underweight.

I am a sweet boy that is crate trained and leash trained. I am potty trained as well but sometimes I can get the excited piddles, so I need to go out right away when I'm let out of the crate. For me, there aren't enough balls in the world for me to chase after, I am very ball driven! I like to trot around showing off that I can fit 3 tennis balls in my mouth when we are outside playing. I also love to jump up in the air to catch balls, frisbees, or any other type of toy.

At the beginning of my time with my foster family, I jumped and lunged for a ball and sprained my back right ankle. But after a week and a half now, I'm rearing to get back to my active lifestyle. I have been my foster dad's running buddy and he thinks that I would be a great candidate for obedience, dock diving, or even just your personal running buddy too. After a day of activity or when my parents say it is bedtime I am more than happy to curl up with them and cuddle on their chest.

I currently live with a 4-year-old female lab/pit mix, her name is Luna and we love to play together. We were unsure with each other at first, mostly because I didn't understand that I was much bigger than she is. But after I learned to give her some space and not tower over her, we have become the best of friends. I have met some other dogs (small and big) and with slow/careful introductions we have enjoyed playing together. Have I mentioned I love to play?

I have a lot of prey drive so NO cats or small children. I like to meet new people that can play ball with me. I do best with slow and careful introductions because I tend to bark at them at first. My foster parents make sure that I am properly introduced to people outside of my home before they come in, so I do not feel threatened by them. Once we are acquainted, my tail is wagging, and I warm up to them.

My foster parents also say that I am very good on "car rides". I haven't 100% associated those words with traveling but I like to go see new places! Even if you can't take me with you, I'm ok in my crate. I had a learning curve when we started. However, after associating positive things like meals and lots of love when my parents return home I got the hang of it!

I am a very smart boy and have a lot of potential. I already know how to sit, shake, lay down, stay (up to 10 yds), and go to my crate when asked.

Lastly, I bond with my person very quickly (males more often than females). I will even give my foster dad a hug them he asks. My foster parents say that I have a lot of potential and will make a great companion for my furever family.

Do you have a spot in your hearts and home for me?

For more information about Coven, please contact: Carol.

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

Essy Mae 3 yr old spayed female - VA

Fee: $350
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I'm a sweet girl on the leash, just a little tugging, not too much.

I definitely know sit and I do it very well; I'm bilingual, I know German and English commands. I have no problem taking treats nicely and waiting my turn. I love to play rough, despite being on the smaller side for a Malinois, I have been rough with my foster siblings. I kinda just want all the toys to be mine, so when they drop it, it's fair game. I love my Jolly Egg my Foster Family gave me more than anything. I love chasing it all over the yard.

My foster Mom is working on crate and house training me; my history wasn't the best with it. I've had some issues getting left behind so I get really anxious and redirected on my foster siblings . I would probably do best in an only dog home where I can have my person to myself.

For more information about Essy Mae, please contact: Marcia

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

Keeyo 2 yr old neutered male - VA

Fee: $350
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Keeyo is seeking an active family home where he is able to be included in as much of family life as possible.

He is and has been social with people, and is totally content snuggling up on the couch for a movie. He is still learning some proper rules of play but is making great progress. He is house trained and understands home rules under supervision.

When left alone his past family reported he would get into trouble and has had bad experiences with crate training previously, so his foster family has been working on re-training him to a kennel. This is a slow and steady work in progress but he has been making good progress.

Keeyo is such a sweet boy and is wishing for a family of his own. He is still very young and full of potential! He would do best as the only dog but his foster family is working on some Dog socialization with him in hopes to help him become more confident and social around them.

Due to his intense drive, he will not be placed in a home with young children. If you'd like to add this handsome, happy boy to your family, please fill out the adoption application.

He is extremely smart and eager to learn and loves to play. Here is a video of him playing with his favorite toys:

For more information about Keeyo, please contact: Carol.

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

Layla 5 yr old spayed female - PA

Fee: $350
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Calling all apartment dwellers! Have you been looking for the perfect pocket rocket Malinois for your active and Malinois savvy lifestyle?

Layla is a sweet little bundle of energy, seeking an owner ready to step up to her unique set of challenges. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a way to satisfy her appetite for exercise and stimulation while keeping her safe and secure.

Layla is a petite five year old spayed female Malinois currently being fostered in Florida. She is looking for a special person to understand her needs and meet them, religiously, no matter what. What are these unique needs? 1) Layla must be leash walked, or exercised indoors in a secure environment. Her nickname could well be Houdini, as she is a master fence jumper and has escaped a crate. 2) She may be a mini-mal weighing in at under 40 pounds, but she has a plus-sized malinois need to exercise and mental stimulation. She is currently getting her needs met on 9 mile daily walks. She will need physical and mental stimulation every day. Because of her fence jumping skills, she cannot be allowed loose in a fenced yard or left unsupervised on a tie out. 3) Her prey drive and her need to hunt small animals is also supersized, bordering on the obsessive. She is mega motivated to hunt, so she needs a human who can keep her safe, and keep the local cats and wildlife safe from her. 4) She is working on house manners and safety when loose in the house. She is not yet fully housebroken, so she does require constant supervision while uncrated. After adequate exercise, she crates well.

Sounds challenging, but Layla also has some real strengths. She has nice basic obedience and knows many commands. Her foster mom reports that she has an excellent "out" and will listen and comply willingly. She is fine with meeting people, and walks nicely on leash. She shows interest in small animals when walking past but can be a good girl on the leash with guidance. She gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home - 2 Malinois and a Lab. She has an excellent nose and may enjoy nosework type exercises and games in her new home.

Layla is challenging, but she has a lot to offer the right human. A perfect owner would likely work from home and have the time and flexibility to supervise, exercise, and train Layla. With time, attention, patience, and safety, Layla will make a fun and high energy companion.

For more information about Layla, please contact: Carol.

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

Matilda 3 yr old spayed female - GA

Fee: $350
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When you hear the name Matilda, what's the first thing you think of?

Getting back at the Trunchbull? Or perhaps the Australian folk song, Waltzing Matilda? Well, forget all of that the only Matilda you need to know is Matilda Grace Rotten Butt, AKA Mattie G.

Mattie is a 3 year old spayed female malinois with prey drive galore. No cats, small animals or young children, please Matilda is not the right malinois for cat or kid homes. She is, however, the right dog for someone who loves companionship and closeness and an active lifestyle. Mattie G. could be your CBFF (canine best friend forever). Thinking about getting into agility? Mattie G. says a great big WOOF to that let's give it a try! Or maybe barn hunt, nosework, rally, or some other structured activity that can channel her awesome eagerness into fun ways to bond with her special person.

Matilda has learned a number of commands in her foster home and is a whiz kid at training. She can sit, down, potty on command, walks nicely on a leash, and has learned good manners in her home. She would do well with a forever family that can respect her quick and clever mind and keep her growing and learning with ongoing training. She is eager to learn and be a good girl, and needs a family that will keep her on track.

She is not a fan of loud noises, thunderstorms, or fireworks. She is however a practitioner of Doga (dog yoga) and "frog dog" is her favorite pose. She adores massages and snuggles and lives to bond and hang out with her people. Matilda is 100% Velcro malinois, ready to bond deeply and intensely and be the fun, protective, and quirky gal you've always wanted.

For more information about Matilda, please contact: Keli

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

Ranger 9 yr old neutered male - NY

Fee: $300
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Ranger owner was forced to surrender him to rescue due to losing her home.

Ranger is a 9yo male located in New York looking for his forever home. Ranger's story is a little sad... a few months ago his owner was forced to surrender him to rescue due to losing her home. She had owned him since he was 8 months old. Although this was a pretty big shock for Ranger at his age, he has thrived in foster and is now looking for a home of his own where he will be able to stay for the rest of his life.

Ranger is very friendly and does well with all people. Very young children may be a little much for him (he is an older gentleman after all) but older kids are ok. Overall, Ranger would prefer to go to a quiet home though. Something in the country would be perfect!

Ranger really likes his peace and quiet, and would do best as the only dog in the home or with perhaps one other (calm) senior companion. Young, boisterous roommates who want to play all the time will not be a good fit for him. He will feel intimidated and try to protect himself. Ranger has quite a bit of prey drive so no cats please.

Ranger is in good health for his age and UTD on shots and HW preventative. His teeth are a bit worn down from a lifetime love of carrying around and shredding dimensional lumber, but according to the vet they don't bother him at all. He has a moderate energy level and still enjoys going for walks with his foster siblings (Ranger is the dog in front in the pictures).

Do you think you can give this senior boy a forever home?

For more information about Ranger, please contact: Jessica

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

Skeeter 17 mo old spayed female - PA

Fee: $350
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Hi, my name is Skeeter and I am searching for my forever home!

My foster mom and dad tell me that I am very sweet and a lot of fun with a total joy for life. Everything is new to me as I never lived in a house before coming to stay with them. I grew up in a pasture with my littermates for 15 months and never had worn a collar or leash and didn't even have a name! I never had toys so it took a while to learn what they were but now, I love to play fetch and enjoy tugging. I still get a little rambunctious when grabbing for toys so I will not go to a home with small children.

My foster parents have been teaching me important life skills like crate training and housetraining. I am a quick study and am really getting the hang of the housetraining. As long as my routine is followed, I am very reliable. When I first started my crate training, I was very anxious and attempted to ,and successfully escaped several times. I have since learned that it isn't such a bad place at all as it is where I eat all of my delicious meals. Food was not as plentiful when I was living in a pasture so I am really appreciative of the wonderful food and treats that I get now.

When I get very excited, I sometimes forget my manners and jump on people. I can get up on counters when I am curious about what might be up there. My foster mom continues to work with me on these things. My foster parents tell me that I am very smart and an amazing problem solver. I am also very food motivated so enjoy training.

On a Malinois scale of 1-10, I have an energy level of a 6 or 7 so as long as I get some physical and mental activity, I am easy to live with. I am very athletic and can jump very high! I love hiking and would make someone a great running partner. But more than anything, I love being with my people and am happy to sit and chew on a bone while watching a movie or reading a book.


For more information about Skeeter, please contact: Carol.

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

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