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N Central Region:

Charlotte, female - MI
Rico, male - MN
Scout - Adopted!!!
Raven - Adopted!!!

S Central Region:

Drake, male - KS
Jill, female - TX
* Max, male - TX
Nick - Adopted!!!

Northeast Region:

Blue, female - MA
* Feisty, female - MD
Grimm, male - NY
Harley - Adopted!!!
Kaley, female - VA
Lucy, female - PA
Rebel, male - VT
Remy - Adopted!!!

Southeast Region:

* Athena, female - FL
Arko - Adopted!!!
* Ceiba, female - FL
Grundy - Adopted!!!
Hutch, male - LA
Maddie - Adopted!!!
Mitch - Adopted!!!

Northwest Region:

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Southwest Region:

** Audie, male - CO
Hank - Adopted!!!
Scarlet - Adopted!!!

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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.

Feisty 4-5 yr old spayed female - MD

Fee: $325
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Want to know why Belgian Malinois are often referred to as a Velcro dogs? Meet Feisty!

Feisty is a past mother that appears to have had a rough past. She is extremely attached to whoever is holding her attention, delicately sitting in front of them or gently placing her paws on them in a 'beg' position. Her submissive nature makes her great for those 'need to snuggle' moments.

Feisty doesn't mind having other dogs to play with but needs to be constantly watched with cats and other small animals. She is pretty indifferent towards children (she hasn't met any infants) and she doesn't mind meeting new people. Feisty likes to bark at the door when people visit because she is unsure of new things, but quiets down quickly.

Not much is known about Feisty's past but her foster thinks someone has treated her with a very hard hand prior to coming to ABMR which has caused her to lose her confidence. Feisty's fears are overcome quickly by food or toys. She loves food and she loves to play; squeakers are her absolute favorite and while she gets very excited for them she doesn't immediately try to destroy the toy that holds them.

While Feisty came to her foster not knowing many expectations, she has learned to reliably stay nearby off leash outside next to her fosters, play fetch, she's learning to chase (hopefully soon catch) frisbees, be calm and quiet in a crate and relax in the house along with other household manners.

If you're looking for a beautiful, manageable and sweet but protective girl that lives to please her family Feisty may be a good fit for you. Because of Feisty's attention and focus ability her foster thinks she could make a decent obedience or active sport (like agility or disc) prospect.

VFeisty is around 4-5 years old, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and spayed.

For more information about Feisty, please contact her foster: Caroline

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

Kaley 18 mo old spayed female - VA

Fee: $325
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Kaley is a beautiful young girl ready to be a lucky owner's sidekick.

She is active, healthy, and loves to play. She is estimated to be 18 months old and is UTD on shots, spayed and weighs 55 pounds. She is a very happy little girl, ready for the next adventure.

She is fully house and crate trained, and loves pretty much any toy you offer her, love fetching and especially love her rope tug toy!

Her foster family has been working on basic obedience skills and Kaley is super smart and loves to learn.

Her ideal home is an active adult couple who are looking for a partner. She would excel at a fun "job" or some type or "work" as most Malinois do. Kaley would also be a great running or hiking partner.

Kaley needs a home without small critters (cats or small dogs) and she is not going to be suitable for children (for some reason she just doesn't like them). Kaley enjoys other dogs but is possessive of her toys so she just needs to be matched up with the right canine companion.

Here is a video of Kaley playing with her foster mom. Note: one should dress casual when playing with Kaley J:

She is a typical young Malinois that will thrive in an environment with structure and routine and will be a blast for someone looking for a dog that joyfully engages in training activities such as competition obedience or agility. If you would like to make this loving 'puppy' a part of your family, please contact Carol.

For more information about Kaley, please contact: Carol.

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

Rebel 5+ yr old neutered male - VT

Fee: $250
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Rebel - Survivor of Severe Neglect

Rebel, currently located in Vermont is looking for a home for for the holidays. Rebel was kept tied to a truck with another much older Malinois. They were both seized for cruelty during a raid and taken to a shelter in North Florida.

The older dog died of cancer shortly after he was rescued and Rebel was originally fostered in Florida. He was very emaciated and put on much needed weight and muscle. He is neutered and is heartworm negative. He is 5+ years old and is a very handsome, energetic dog. We are grateful to his new foster dad in Vermont who has taught him his basic commands and given him consistency.

Rebel was not worldly, he has learned a lot here and has been introduced to lots of different situations. Rebel wants to please and learns new things quickly. He enjoys the country life but could probably adjust to city living. Rebel is a good boy and will do best with an experienced Malinois person.

For more information about Rebel, please contact: Sara

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

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