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N Central Region:

Bones - Adopted!!!
** Katia, female - IN
* Moxie, female - WI
* Sadie, female - IL

S Central Region:

None available at this time
* Jackie, female - TX
* Willow, female - TX

Northeast Region:

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

Southeast Region:

Ace - Adopted!!!
* Bastian, male - VA
Cairo - Adopted!!!
Izzy, male - AL
* Lucas, male - FL
* Marley, male - WV
Marlon - Adopted!!!
* Reese, female - GA
Troy - Adopted!!!

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Rex - 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.

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.

Hank 2 yr old neutered male - MD

Fee: $325
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Hank, a 2 year old, gorgeous big boy is available for adoption. He is learning manners and has come remarkably far in such a short time.

Hank knows sit, stay, down, paw, come and we are working on heel as well as his leash skills, although one long day of working with him this past weekend and it is like night and day on the leash! He crates up well during the day when he cannot be supervised and is out all day/night when I am home or my son and/or his girlfriend are home. He can be a little sneaky with grabbing things he knows he's not supposed to such as clothing out of the laundry hampers and just this past Sunday I was in the laundry room putting clothes in the washer, I turned around and my comforter was gone. I ran upstairs and Hank was "killing" it in the middle of my living room. Stuffing was every where - LOL! So he is definitely a puppy still and needs constant reminders of what he can and cannot do. A stern no works with him and he knows when he is caught doing something he shouldn't because he lays down and won't look at you.

During the day when I am home with him he often will go upstairs to the room his kennel is in and will lay down in it on his own if he decides he needs quiet time. He also loves toys (balls, ropes, stuffies, kongs, etc.). He will fetch a ball but we are working on dropping it as he loves to play keep away because then he knows you will run with him.

I would definitely say no small children (he really has no concept on his size!) or small dogs or cats. He is not a barker except when he is insisting that Bandit play with him (she has met her match on being annoying!! Jameson is probably thinking thank goodness you are getting a taste of your own medicine! LOL). And along that front, he would do fine in another household with dogs - non-male dominant. He is fine with a dominant female as he has allowed Bandit to run the show.

He is great in the house - absolutely no accidents whatsoever in the house or crate. He will happily lay at your feet or snuggle up to you on the couch after you have told him it is ok to get up on the furniture.

He is not food motivated at all and will rarely take a treat unless it is bed time. I think he has picked up on that routine with my dogs. Everyone gets a "cookie" at bed time and thus, he happily lays down eating his cookie and begins snoring away for the night.

Oh - Bandit and Jameson are both "guard/watch" dogs in the house when it comes to hearing things or seeing a car drive by, etc. Hank is in no way, shape or form a watch dog. He actually will run the other way when those two alert of someone coming to the driveway, etc. He would rather hug the person and lean up against them for some loves. I have a 6ft privacy fence facing my street and a 6ft chain link all the way around the remaining part of the back yard. Because of his height alone, I would definitely recommend at least 6ft fencing of some sort because when something does catch his eye in the yard it is game on, although he has not ever tried to get out of the fence.

All-in-all, Hank is a a super smart, giant lover who just wants to please his person and then snuggle up to him/her when you want him to.

For more information about Hank, please contact: Julie.

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

Leif 1 yr old neutered male - CT

Fee: $325
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A chance to live with your very own heartthrob ~ Meet Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett is exactly as you imagined in the dog version of a heartthrob. He came into rescue half- starved and literally looked like a walking head. He is constantly happy and somewhat difficult to photograph because he is always smashing his head into a human so he can get just a little bit closer. He actually asks if he can join you on that comfy chair because "yes.yes there is room for an extra 70lb guy that will flip on his back pretending to be a kitty", that signature Belgian roll.

Just a few days into foster care this big lug seemed to know nothing, and each experience is met with joyful exuberance and gratitude for showing him how dogs should be treated. Due to his gentle nature and extreme need to please he is picking up all aspects of training very quickly. He is crate, large outdoor kennel trained and hops in willingly and immediately goes to sleep. Zero barking or anxiety when kenneled and will pass out for hours. He loads immediately in a crate in the vehicle and will one day tell his friends about "that fun moving couch" he had in foster care. He is a great guard dog when in the house or back yard and will announce when someone is walking on the street but is learning to quiet when asked to do so. In less than 10 days he has a pretty good on leash heel with no pulling and is learning to walk perfectly on the left side.

Although the animals he sees on a walk are interesting he doesn't seem to have much prey drive which may translate OK to cats, but unable to test in this single animal home. When changing out his collar he panicked and threw his head into the new collar to put it on quickly as if to say "I need to belong, put it back on quickly". Zero food aggression and although currently severely malnourished, politely and quietly eats his food.

Although everything seems new to him he immediately trusts all humans. Children are especially drawn to him due to his super friendly nature. Within 72hrs of arriving in foster care he was tossed into two separate group hikes with other dogs and humans. After a brief "dog discussion" he happily ran alongside the other dogs to enjoy the day. We were able to remove the longline on those same hikes because of his solid recall and a quick turn from a straight whistle. Goes nuts for delicious treats but will very gently accept that grain free dog biscuit just to be polite as if to say "Thank you but you and I both know that there are hotdogs and cheese nearby so be a pal and next time give me one of those instead". When presented with 10 various toys politely took each of them in his mouth one by one as if to say "for me? really?" sort of like the winter warlock accepting his choo-choo. As he is encouraged to play with toys, likes to grab the toy and will only offer it back with a trade, so having two is a good idea until he understands a release command. He is housebroken and is starting to walk toward the door when he wants to go outside. Does not use his very large outdoor kennel and will hold it for 6hrs vs "pointing it outside" as his foster human suggested. Non-destructive, but will be happy to pick-up that shoe you left behind but immediately stops at the words "no sir" and is immediately apologetic.

Leif Garret is a 1 year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd/Great Dane? mix. He measures 28 inches at withers and weighs 70lbs, and he is not finished filling out. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations.

Leif is HW positive and is currently on a slow kill HW program due to his young age. Basically these heartworms haven't been around too long so a slow kill method simply includes antibiotics and a monthly heartguard chewable tablet. He is available now within a Foster-Adopt program where a potential match would simply take custody of him now and ABMR would cover medical costs until he tests negative for heartworms. This could be a few months or up to one year. Leif's future could include therapy work whether this is at nursing home, children's hospital or library program where children can read to a dog. He will happily put his big head as close to them as possible and lay quietly on the ground for additional attention. If you are interested in seeing more of Leif's adventures simply go to the American Belgian Malinois facebook page and enter his name in bottom right of the banner at "search this page".

For more information about Leif, please contact: Cj.

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

Mickey 3-4 yr old neutered male - MD

Fee: $300
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Mickey is praying hard for his new forever family.

Mickey is estimated to be between 3 and 4 years old and is a neutered male. He is on the small side in stature, weighing 55 lbs. and is fawn with a black mask. He is has so much personality and can be a little goofball.

He is very food motivated and will work for food. He knows sit using hand signals and is a blank canvas that will learn quickly since he is so food motivated.

He is crate trained and housebroken and rides really well in the car. He is great on leash.

He's very calm and happy to do almost nothing when he's in the house. He is a Velcro dog and wants nothing more than to be near his family.

He can be a little shy with new people but when introduced properly, is great. He has not been around toddlers so not sure how he would be in a family with little ones.

He is great with larger dogs after he is introduced properly. He appears to have a lot of prey drive so would do best in a home that does not have small dogs or other animals.

He loves toys and absolutely LOVES to retrieve REALLY loves it. He's so much fun and has the cutest fetch-dive-and roll behavior when playing ball (see video below).


Mickey is in search of a family that can provide structure and consistency with a soft touch. He is a very sweet boy with lots to give and wants nothing more than to be by your side as your loyal companion.

For more information about Mickey, please contact: Carol.

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

Roxi 5 yr old spayed female - NY

Fee: $300
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Roxi is extremely food, ball, and tug motivated which makes her fun to work with!

Roxi is estimated to be about 5 years old and is a spayed female. She is medium sized at around 55 pounds and is current on vaccines and heartworm testing. She rides great in the car, and while she is crate trained she does have some kennel anxiety and will whine for the first few minutes while crated though she will eventually settle. She is housebroken, though sometimes she gets distracted outside and needs to be reminded to "go potty".

She is extremely food, ball, and tug motivated which makes her fun to work with! She thrives on praise and is very attentive to her people. She has a solid foundation for obedience and knows sit, down, stay, heel, and has a good recall. She has been going to obedience classes and will be going for her CGC, she's also been learning some basics to agility and nosework. She may be a good fit for someone looking to get into formal obedience or a dog sport. She's an active girl who will need someone to keep her mind busy, but she also loves to lounge in the house. She's also great at cuddling!

She is very social with people and is very polite while out and about, but Roxi may prefer to be the only dog in the house. She is not reactive and can be in the company of other dogs, is currently fostering with an older male GSD and while they can cohabitate peacefully she will try to challenge him occasionally. She may be fine with an easy going male dog in a dog savvy household. She has had limited contact with cats but does not seem to be too bothered by them or want to chase so a home with cats could be a possibility.

Roxi is an absolute sweetheart who is active but obedient and past the crazy adolescent stage, she would make an amazing companion for one lucky family!

For more information about Roxi, please contact: Debbie.

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

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