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* Dargo, male - IL
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Belgian Malinois Rescues

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Do you know of a Malinois in a shelter??? Go here for the list of ABMC contacts experienced in ID and rescue procedures.

The Rescues presented on this page are not part of the ABMC rescue program. Please contact ONLY the person or organization listed as the contact, for the Malinois you are interested in. The webmaster and ABMC Rescue have no additional information, on Rescues listed here, other then the profile provided with each dog. Please contact the person or organization listing the Malinois with additional questions.

ABMC is unable to provide any guarantees or information other then the profile seen here on the Alternative Sources webpage.

Are you fostering a Belgian Malinois rescued from, or facing, a life threatening situation that is not part of the ABMC Rescue program? To have your Malinois listed on the "Available thru Other Sources" page contact the website coordinator (for submitting Malinois to be included on this page only) for instructions on how to submit your Malinois' profile and photo. ALL Malinois submitted, to be included on this webpage, absolutely must be spayed or neutered. NO EXCEPTIONS! In the meantime, review the profiles listed in these pages to assist you in creating one for your rescue Malinois.

Courtesy listings are valid for 120 days! Please update and resubmit to the webmaster if additional time is needed.

While every effort is made to insure the integrity of the listings on this page the final responsibility for finalizing an adoption rests with the rescued Malinois's foster family and the adoptive family.

  • Make sure that ALL agreements are received in writing.
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  • What innoculations, spaying/neutering, heartworm medication, health care has the Malinois received?
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  • What procedure will be followed if, for some reason, the adoption doesn't work out.
  • In the event that the adoption doesn't work out will the adoption fee be retained or refunded?
  • Will the foster family arrange for return of the Malinois to them or another foster family of their choice?

The above information is provided simply as a guide to help insure that your adoption is successful. Foster families can and will vary somewhat in the manner that they transfer ownership of their ward.

Information, on this page, regarding adoptable Malinois is provided by the listing person or organization and is neither checked for accuracy or completeness. Information is not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. The health status and behavior of any pet found, adopted through, or listed on the Alternate Source page at is the sole responsibility of the person or organization listing the same and/or the adopting party, and by using this service, the adopting party releases ABMC Rescue and, from any and all liability arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption of a Malinois listed on the Alternate Source webpage.

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Ayla, WA -  Bosco, FL -  Brinks, IL -  Carlos, FL -  Edge, NY -  Gitmo, PA -  * Irene, TX -  Katie, WA -  Luka, IL * Mancha, FL - 

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Paulie, NC -  Romeo, NC -  * Tia, NM -  Vala, WA -  * Zen, WA

The adopter assumes all risk when adopting a Malinois linked to or listed on this page.


Lucky - Adopted!!!  -  Maizie - Adopted!!!  -  Gypsy - Adopted!!!  -  Kiran - Adopted!!!  -  Wall-e - Adopted!!!

Ayla, approx 4 yrs old, spayed female - WA

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This is lovely Ayla, a Belgian Malinois and she is ready for her forever home.

During her time in foster she continues to grow and let her true personality come out. She requires a semi-active home at the least, but would be overjoyed with lots of adventures. She rides wonderfully and respectfully in the car non-crated. She will sit and wait for her meals, toys, treats, etc. She does put her front feet on the counters from time to time, but has never taken anything. She is extremely malleable to most anything you want to do - hike, play fetch (tho needs more work on drop it), cuddle in bed, roll around with a male Malinois, go for a walk, hang out with me at work, etc.

She prefers to use the bathroom offleash, but has gone a few times while on leash. We have had no inside house accidents or crate accidents. However if she is at my work (Vets Office) if she is in a large run she will 'use' the run, and do a little barking and whining.

She is highly respectful of my Vet patients while walking through the ICU. If a dog stops at her kennel, at home or work she will growl, but never has escalated from there. Any person is fine with going in her kennel whether she knows them or not. At home she will give a warning bark to people/dogs outside the fence walking by.

Ayla will need an astute handler when it comes to body language as her prey drive is High and she means Business. A 6' fence is an easy obstacle should she really want what is running across it. That being said, her new home can NOT have cats, chickens, small dogs or anything other small critter. At work if she even hears a cat she is up and ready to take action.

As for other dogs, she loves Primo, my male Mal and respects him as Alpha. Another alpha female may be a challenge as would any dog that is always in her face. She warms up - but slowly and requires a dog to give her space. She will approach and engage when she is ready. Smalllish dogs only with constant direct supervision and over 20lbs would probably be best. She has met my Border Terrier/Schnauzer and is interested, although maybe Too much... he is 13lbs. They have never been offleash together inside or outside the house.

On our adventures, she is fun, curious, has stamina, inquisitive; yet cautious. Prey drive will kick in with bicyclists, joggers, and some children- especially those moving quickly. However she greets children out in the pet store in a sit and will give gentle kisses. That being said we feel a home with calm children over 12 would be best.

Ayla is still submissive and may lightly urinate at times - mostly when someone stands and leans over her - such as to put a collar on her. Because of this I ask her to jump up at my waist to 'put your collar on'. We have been working on having her sit and trying it while at her side and in front of her.. she is progressing nicely in this area.

Ayla will be destructive with toys outside her kennel, but has never destroyed any toy within. She does have food sensitivity and becomes severely itchy with poultry and grain. She does well on salmon and sweet potato and only itchy on and off. Her stools become soft and mucousy with diet changes. She tolerates vet exams just fine - but go slow with rectal exams. Nails trims are best on her side on the table. She can get snappy in any other position.

She will excel in any discipline - protection, agility, dock diving, high jump, etc. Ayla is goofy, gregarious, silly, stoic, engaging, loyal, and has many, many endearing qualities. While she does have some 'can't haves', her list of 'can haves' far exceeds. She is truly a special package for the right, loving forever home.

Preference will be given to homes with a secure 6'fence and someone not gone for many hours a day.

Our adoption process is an application, phone interview, and home visit. Please do your homework on the Belgian Malinois breed.... while wonderful, loyal, smart and protective they can be a handful and not for a first time dog owner. They thrive on regular positive training, lots of exercise, boundaries and a firm but fair, experienced handler.

For more information on Ayla, please contact: Jan.

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Bosco, approx 4 yrs old, neutered male - AR

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Someone must have loved Bosco at one time but didn't bother coming to the shelter to claim him when he got away.

Bosco came to our shelter as a stray back on November 21st. We estimate that he is around 4 years old and is already neutered. Someone must have loved him at one time but didn't bother coming to the shelter to claim him when he got away. Bosco is good with other dogs and walks well on a leash. Anyway, we are looking for an adopter for Bosco as his time is running out at our facility. I *think* he is a BM but I am no expert on the breed. Here is his link with pics: Cabot Animal Shelter, Cabot, AR.

For more information on Bosco, please contact: Brandy.

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Brinks, approx 2 yrs old, neutered male - IL

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Brinks, a very exuberant boy who just wants companionship and love!

Brinks is a beautiful 2 year old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross! He is sweet and adorable but needs to be an only child -- he is not dog aggressive, but doesn't want to be bothered. He seems to have very low play and prey drive, but makes up for it in food drive! He is good with older children.

For more information on Brinks, please contact Theresa.

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Carlos, 2 yrs old, neutered male - FL

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Carlos is a ball of energy and very athletic. Loves to run and could probably run a marathon.

Carlos is about 2 years old malinois rescued from the Miami shelter.  He has been with Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort (SHARE) for almost a year, looking for his new family.

He can jump/scale a fence if he wants to escape.  He will move obstacles as well if he wants to get to the other side.  He could benefit from a treadmill or an owner that may be a runner, as well as a place with lots of run space.

When you leash him he will listen and obey his handler.   He knows basic commands. The leash also helps at this time as he has become somewhat disconnected (especially off lead).

He is very strong so if he hears a sound he may not like, the handler will need to correct as he can lunge or leap to the sound with all his strength.  A sound Carlos doesn't prefer are cars as well as their movement. He will even cry when a car is near and try to lunge to the car.

Carlos can be very loving and when calm he definitely wants attention.  He will take treats gently and will let you pet him and give him love. He has gained weight since we have had him over time and has gained muscle.  He is now at a healthy weight.

He can be with other dogs but he will try to hump them and may even nip.  Due to his lack of training and energy he has not been in playgroups, but with proper guidance it could be corrected.

He does enjoy the water.  He will swim and play in it.  He doesn't mind being in a crate if necessary.

We would love to find this gentle energetic ball of golden fur a furever home and someone to give him loads of love and attention.  He will definitely be very loyal to his owner as he has become loyal to some of our volunteers who have visited him often.

For more information on Carlos, please contact: Cathy.

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Edge, 1-2 yrs old, neutered male - Hampton Bays, NY

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Edge was surrendered to the shelter in October 2013 because his owner was moving and could longer care for him

Edge is a very happy boy and his favorite thing to do is play fetch. He is learning how to play frisbee and enjoys a good game of tug. Edge would make a great running partner but our guess is also that he is going to make a great house dog. He previously lived in a home with a toddler and teenagers. Although Edge has previously lived with a cat, he needs to be the only pet in your home. He does not get along with other dogs. Edge loves training and has a great foundation in obedience. He can be a little slow to warm up to new men but if you can throw a tennis ball he is your new best friend. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting Edge!


Edge is currently located at Southampton Animal Shelter in Hampton Bays, NY.

For more information on Edge, please contact: Charlotte Blake.

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Gitmo, 3 yrs old, neutered male - PA

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Gitmo is a wonderful boy that loves toys, going for walks, and snuggling with his owners.

Gitmo is a medium energy boy that is just as happy playing as he is to be curled up with you. He is highly environmentally sensitive though and will need a home with patient people that are willing to work with him on his stressors. He would also do best if he was the only dog in the home.

Gitmo wants to be your shining star. He loves to make you happy and doesn't share that spotlight well. He has never shown any aggression towards people but can be very shy with them until he gets to know them.

Gitmo would make a wonderful dog for the right family. He is housebroken, crate trained and has basic obedience training.

For more information on Gitmo, please contact: Amber or call 814-421-7078.

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Irene, 2 yr old, spayed female - Dallas, TX

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Irene is a 2-year old Belgian Malinois mix who has been a stellar foster dog.

Irene was found living alone in a city park almost a year ago. Irene is great in a family situation and is nothing short of devoted.

She does great with kids and loves to be a part of the action. Irene is a great protector, but is playful and kind of a goofball.

Irene does well with other dogs, though she needs a slow introduction. She's fully vetted and spayed.

But, Irene is heartworm positive and has been working through the 'slow kill' method since January. She is completely asymptomatic and loves to go for a short jog.

Application and adoption fee required.

Potty trained, Vaccinated, Microchipped, Heartworm positive, Devoted, Prankster, Good running partner, Eager to please, Fantastic dog!

For more information on Irene, please call Amanda, (678) 665-8571.

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Katie, approx 6 yrs old, spayed female - Redmond, WA

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Katie is a beautiful, good natured, very playful, and vocal GSD/Belgian Malinois

Katie can be nervous around strangers (men at first and we have worked on this she has improved greatly) she can also be reserved and immediate introductions from her person need to be done. Besides good looks, she is crate trained, potty trained, LOVES car rides!

True to her breed, she is very energetic much more so than her biological age She loves squeaker toys, and will play fetch and enjoys a good tug of war. She has not been observed as a digger or climbing while in the yard and seems content to stay in her enclosure.

Katie could still use more formal training and I have purchased a pre-paid 8 week obedience course at Canine Behavior Center, in Redmond Washington for her new owners. Katie gets along with other dogs (she may be best though with another male or as an only dog), and she now will tolerate cats. She will chase but more playful than wanting to cause harm. She does chase squirrels and other prey animals.

Katie has an old injury to her back leg and I have the disk with x-rays. The leg appears to have been broken and re-healed, and it was not advised by either vet to operate as the bones have fused. This does not stop her she runs and plays and can climb stairs, and a hiking course with the best of them. She is incredibly playful and would do best with a family who knows this breed or is very dog savvy....a first time dog owner would not be a consideration. She would greatly benefit from an active family where daily walks, hikes or runs could be added to her day.

Katie is spayed, current on rabies, DHLLP and microchip and is ready for her new home!

Katie is currently fostered with two female Boxers and three cats in Seattle, WA.

Application, contract and home check required. Must be a home owner with a secure 6' plus fence.

For more information on Katie, please contact: Teresa or call 425-444-6162.

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Kennedy, 4.5 yrs old, neutered male - MA

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Hi! my name is Kennedy and I am looking for a loving, furever home.

I was rescued from a very unsafe beach for dogs in Puerto Rico. I am now located in Dedham Massachusetts. I am about 4.5 years old, 70 lbs - but I need to fatten up, full bred Belgian Malinois, neutered, fully vetted, vaccinated and microchipped.

Everyone tells me that I love all people and there is nothing better than spending time with my human friends. But here is more good news - they say I seem to be good with other dogs and I walk well on a leash.

I should go to a home with children over 10 years old only because of my size and strength. I have very good energy - a good balance between calm and playful. I promise I will provide unconditional love to my new family. Can't wait to meet you. Love and Kisses, Kennedy :)).

For more information on Kennedy, please contact:

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Luka, approx 2 yrs old, neutered male - IL

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Luka is a goofy, fun boy who is all about play. He loves his squeaky toys

Luka is a 2-year-old male. He is a goofy, fun boy who is all about play. He loves his squeaky toys and has become a pro at two-toy fetch, sitting to trade for the toy. He walks politely on leash and ignores most dogs that bark at him on walks.

Luka needs an experienced owner. He is strong-willed and has a protective nature. He responds nicely to kind but firm leadership. A yard with a visible fence is important. He enjoys the companionship of his foster sister GSD, but would do fine as an only dog.

Luka wants most of all to have his forever people to bond with.

For more information on Luka, please contact Jenne.

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Mancha, 3 yr old, spayed female - FL

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Mancha is an extremely well behaved little girl

Mancha is a three year old Malinois mix. She is spayed and up to date. She is on preventatives for fleas and ticks and heartworm. She is an extremely well behaved little girl that loves children and other dogs. She is very laid back but also loves to play. She is a great companion dog. Mancha was rescued from death row at Miami Dade animal services and would make a great addition to a loving family.


For more information on Mancha, please contact: Kristina or call 561-212-0364.

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