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N Central Region:

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

S Central Region:

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

Northeast Region:

* Arras, male - MD
* Coven, male - PA
Jersey, female - NJ
Keeyo, male - VA
** Layla, female - PA
* Matilda, female - PA
* Molly, female - MA
Tracker - Adopted!!!

Southeast Region:

Amara, female - GA
Hexa, male - TN
* Hollow, female - GA
Link, male - GA
Mika, male - GA
Trina, female - FL

Northwest Region:

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Southwest Region:

Jett - Adopted!!!

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Updated: Sept 15th
Alternate Listings: N-Z
Updated: Jun 20th

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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.

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.

Jersey 11-12 yr old spayed female - NJ

Fee: $300
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Jersey is an 11 to 12-year-old, female, "Re-Rescue" with ABMR.

Initially placed about 10 years ago with adopters in New Jersey, Jersey enjoyed a full life and was a regular with her dad on the walking trails in our town. Unfortunately, life happened to her family; her dad passed away and mom's health began to deteriorate to the point where she needed to be relocated to a different state. Through the magic of Facebook we found out about her a few days before she would have been surrendered to a shelter.

When we went to meet Jersey we were expecting to bring her into rescue (senior Malinois displaced by death are special to me), once we realized she was one of ours, there was no hesitation – it's what we do.

Jersey has been in foster for about a month and I can honestly say, she has relatively no negatives.

She's solidly house & crate trained. She walks nicely on leash. She rides loose or crated in the car. She knows sit, down, come, stay, paw, catch, she clacks!, she likes to lick eyeballs (we found that out thanks to naps on the couch) and she learned the household routines in about a minute--"eat foods" (that means go to your crate to eat), "big girl" (bizarrely that means I'm leaving and it's time to go to the crate) and that when Neighbor Malinois Duke starts barking it's very important run inside for a cookie!

She's had exposure to young dogs, old dogs, and several stupid dogs—in her foster home are 2 eight-month-old puppies who are, I admit it, brats, and she treats them with a calm dignity that says "I like you, let's play, but don't be rude." The Resident adult females here are excellent with fosters but a little quirky and Jersey got along fine with them.

She not only tolerates cats-SHE LIKES CATS! She seeks out the cats at home and when she had to visit Auntie Megan for a few days she was affectionate to the cat there.

She was moderately stressed by the fireworks and recent thunderstorms but nothing over the top, she settled in either the bathroom or a quiet bedroom and got through it pretty good.

She does bark if she's crated when I come home, but that's really the only barking I've heard.

She hasn't had any exposure to children, but based on what I've seen so far, I bet she'd mostly ignore them as long as they don't pester her.

Jersey would love a forever home with a dog-friendly cat or a playmate, either another spry senior or a placid middle age dog—a dog that will play with her that she can keep up with—she tries to play with the puppies but they're too fast for her. She would also be great as a solo dog and could handle moderate walks around town and outings.

She is on thyroid medication, but she takes it with no problem (even after I ran out of pill pockets) and is a good eater.

Jersey is ready to find her own home. She's loved here but she will thrive at the center of someone's world. She would be a great dog for a first-time Malinois owner. Jersey was adored by her mom and all our hearts broke when mom surrendered her to us. I promised we would find her the perfect home where she would be loved and cherished and cared for.

For more information about Jersey, please contact: Marcia

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

Molly 18 mo old spayed female - MA

Fee: $350
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My name is Molly and I am in search of a family that is excited about sharing in my adventures!

My foster mom and dad wanted me to tell you about myself and they reminded me of some things to tell you.

Things they tell me that I do really well: Very sweet and cuddly, I LOVE kisses and praise and love to be petted and rubbed. I walk on leash calmly even when we encounter new people and dogs. I am an athlete – I can run super fast and jump high. I am great with basic commands (English/German) - Sit, stay, down, pretty, touch, look at me. I am super gentle when taking food and treats. I am house and crate trained and will go potty outside on and off leash. I am sweet when meeting new people and love to ask for attention. I am calm when meeting new dogs but feel a little unsure and submissive and they sometime bully me so I need my human to help with introductions so I feel safe. I am told that I am very smart, food motivated, and eager to please so I learn things very quickly. I am a good girl at the vet. I have lots of puppy energy and am ready to go, go, go but if I have an 'off' button so can also chill. My foster parents give me a good walk and some play time in the morning and I crash for most of the day.

Things my foster mom and dad are teaching me and I am learning quickly: Working on leave it, come, easy (when playing with hands), place. I don't have a lot of experience playing with balls, Frisbees, and Kongs but my foster parents are showing me just how much fun it can be! I am catching on quickly although they sometimes have to take things away from me because I start to destroy them and they want to make sure I am not eating pieces of things that could make me sick.

Now for the really exciting part – I am learning to swim!! I am learning to use the steps in the pool to go in and out but don't always remember to head that way and when I have accidentally fallen in, I've needed rescued to get out but it didn't scare me at all! It is a blast to tease the ball until it drops over the edge of the pool and I can just reach down and grab it without getting in. My foster mom and dad think I could be an amazing water dog once I really get this swimming thing down. Maybe I could even try dock diving!!

What I am in search of in my new forever family: I wasn't taught to respect boundaries prior to coming into rescue and have struggled to understand my place in the pack and as a result have tried to bully people into getting my own way. So I will need an experienced home to continue to teach these life skills. I can sometimes guard resources. I am learning that I don't need to feel so possessive about things and my foster parents 'trade' me for things which feels very fair to me! I don't respond well to a heavy hand so need a loving but firm home. I feel like I have really blossomed since arriving in my foster home because they have been so patient and have provided structure and consistency and have worked with me to set boundaries.

No small humans please. No cats or small animals. I really love my foster 'sisters' and have started taking notes while watching them on how to behave so would love to have a forever home that has other dogs (as long as they are not too pushy and overbearing).

I feel most comfortable with men and bond very tightly to my chosen human. All I want is to be with the pack so I am looking for a family that wants to include me in all of their activities and that has the time to devote to adventures that we can do together.

Here is a video about me:

For more information about Molly, please contact: Carol.

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

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