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* Abby, female - MD
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* Angel, female - FL
Boss - Adopted!!!
** Cain, male - AL
Cruz - Adopted!!!
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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?
  • What responsibilities are being assumed, by you, the adopter.
  • 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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Beau, PA -  Bentley, VA -  Dot, female - NM * Fletcher, CA -  * Ike, CA -  * Keeley, CA -  Lou, GA -  * Mila, NY

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Phoebe, NY -  Rezi, WA -  Ringo, PA -  Roy, OR -  Santana, FL -  * Sybil, NY -  Taylor, WI -  * Zara, CA

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


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Phoebe, 18 mo old, spayed female - NY

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Phoebe is energetic and athletic

As per her owner: we adopted Phoebe when she was 5 months old. We were looking for a dog to be a friend to our handicapped teenage daughter. A year later we realize that she's not the right dog for us. She is energetic and athletic and not the kind of pup who wants to hang out with our slow-moving daughter.

Phoebe loves to run, catch balls and Frisbees, do tug of war, and play at the dog park. She loves going on walks and would enjoy accompanying a jogger or runner. She is extremely smart, a fast learner, and loves mental challenges.

We have successfully trained Phoebe in some areas but she needs more training. She lies down and sits on command. She doesn't have good recall but if we have a ball or tug toy, she comes running!

Phoebe likes napping on her dog bed or curled up on the couch next to us. She loves having her tummy rubbed.

Phoebe is used to living with a cat. We don't recommend a house with small children. We are teaching Phoebe not to jump on people but we worry that she could knock a small child down if she's really excited. Phoebe weighs 60 pounds. She is spayed, in good health and up to date on her shots. She is a beautiful, loveable dog.

For more information about Phoebe, please contact: Debbie

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Rezi, 7 mos old, spayed female - Seattle, WA

Fee: $325
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Rezi is a happy, upbeat Malinois who is generally friendly with socialized dogs and people of all ages.

Rezi is a 7 month old, spayed Belgian Malinois. She weighs about 50 pounds and is crate trained. She is house trained and is an easy dog to live with. She has a good 'off' switch and can settle down when told to, however that is after she has had ample exercise and some training to help settle this typical busy and active Malinois dog.

Rezi's best buddy is a 1.5 year old female Mal, who is one of three resident dogs at her foster home. Together, Rezi and her very well socialized Mal pal will endlessly play bitey face, tug (her favorite) and chase. Rezi is a very social dog who may be a bit submissive when initially meeting dogs. This submissive posturing quickly subsides then she is ready to engage in bouncy, appropriate play. She can be very vocal when playing. Rezi would do well with a play buddy and/or an active family.

Rezi is an eager learner and will work for food. Cheese, chicken and fruit are her favorites and will motivate her. She's learned 'sit', 'wait' (for food and to go out), 'sit pretty' and she's working on 'down'. Rezi has learned to walk on leash but 'heel' is still a work in progress. Rezi will sit and wait to cross the street. If she's been walking awhile, she may do the puppy plop, for a little rest.

Rezi has been known to counter surf. This, of course, is discouraged by her foster family. She is easily re-directed from things she shouldn't be doing. She's learning boundaries, structure and proper house manners.

Rezi has a very high prey drive and would love to chase her foster's resident cat. Again, redirection works for things she shouldn't be getting into but cats are likely not a good idea for her adoptive family. Rezi's prey drive may make her an excellent candidate for lure coursing, barn hunts, herding or ring sports. She is a versatile, young dog and could likely be good at any number of activities. Moving objects drive her. She is fast, loves to chase and thinks the flirt pole is one of the best inventions ever!

Rezi is affectionate and like to cuddle with her people. Her nickname is Noodles because she tends to get wiggly and goofy during play time. Rezi is sweet and good natured around dog savvy kids. She doesn't seem to get worked up about too many things. This past 4th of July, Rezi was outside with her foster mom working on obedience while firecrackers were going off in the surrounding area. She's a stable dog but still working on some confidence building. She's well on her way to being the balanced, consistent and secure dog she was meant to be. Rezi has learned to swim and loves rides in the car.

Rezi's adoptive home should plan to continue her obedience training indefinitely and be willing to explore some different dog sports and keep her moving. Animated and full of life, Rezi will make a wonderful addition to the right Malinois savvy home.


For more information on Rezi, please contact: Jan.

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Previous Malinois experience required.

Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview. If that goes well, we will arrange for a home visit.

Adoption Fee: $325. Transport along Interstate 5 is available but cost not included in adoption fee.

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Ringo, 2 yr old, neutered Male - PA

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Ringo is a 2 year old neutered male Belgian Malinois that I have owned since he was a puppy

He was purchased from a breeder in MD. He was about 63 lbs the last time he was taken to the vet and is current on all vaccinations as well as heart worm and he has been microchipped.

Ringo like all Mals is a very energetic dog with a very loving personality. As soon as some of his energy gets burned off through exercise or play all he wants to do is cuddle with his family. Ringo is trained in basic commands and is also well behaved on a leash. He is crate trained and is not yet allowed to be in the house on his own. He is the perfect companion on long runs and always pushes you too keep the pace up.

Over anything else Ringo loves to be walked just to be able to see new sights and sounds and is a favorite of all the neighbors in my area. He has always been naturally vigilant and there was never a doubt in my mind that in a worst case scenario he would keep my home and family safe from anything that may have come up. Due to his energy level I would not recommend him to be around small children at this point but it is something that could be addressed with training. He has never gotten along with other dogs all that well in the past but during weekly training he can work in their company in shared training space.

Unfortunately for Ringo I have separated from my wife and being Active Duty in the Army I will not be able to give him the kind of exercise and attention that he truly deserves. It really kills me to be losing him but he needs a loving family to take care of him. My current lease is up Mid-July and I have to find a home for him by then. Thank you for reading about Ringo, please feel free to email me with any questions regarding an adoption.

For more information on Ringo, please contact: Martin.

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Roy, approx 3 yr old, neutered male - OR

Fee: $325
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He is around 75 pounds but is currently on a diet/exercise program to trim him down a bit. He would make a great dog for someone wanting a Malinois that offers some of the fun but also an 'off' switch. He appears housebroken in his foster home and is calm indoors. He can offer you a little fun with an intense game of tug and a willingness to retrieve a toy time after time but is also quite content snuggling up for belly rubs and grooming.

Although he isn't a high strung/always on the go kind of dog, he would do best with someone who isn't afraid to tell him to 'knock it off' if he starts getting bossy, once he knows and trusts you a simple quiet verbal correction is enough to distract him. Roy is willing to follow a strong leader. A boarding kennel or situation with a new environment and new people handling him is not recommended. He would do best in a well fitting muzzle for anything restrained with people or places he is unfamiliar, especially at the vet.

Sirens and some lawn equipment will cause him to bark . He is easily settled. He is working on his obedience although isn't a strong puller on leash and heels well with treats. He has been exposed to medium to large size dogs and might do well with a playful female companion. He's had exposure to a dog savvy cat with little response even when nose to nose and the cat rubbing against him and has been around respectful children and although doesn't seem overly aroused by them, might do best where their interaction was limited and in a controlled setting. He had a short exposure to penned and free range chickens, goats and outdoor cats and had minimal reaction. He also met a horse which overwhelmed him but more exposure and training would likely be at home in that type of setting.

Overall Roy is an easy dog to live with. He needs someone who will continue his training and offer consistency. He will return that favor and be your loyal, loving companion.


For more information on Roy, please contact: Jan.

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Previous Malinois experience required.

Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview. If that goes well, we will arrange for a home visit.

Adoption Fee: $325. Transport along Interstate 5 is available but cost not included in adoption fee.

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Santana, 4-5 yr old, spayed female - Broward/Palm Beach County, FL

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Santana is an extremely happy, joyous dog with boundless energy. She LIVES to play with her 'person' (or 'people').

Santana is a very sweet, very friendly, 4- to 5-year-old female Malinois (approx. 58 lbs.). We believe she is pure Mal, but cannot verify (there are no papers). She was a stray adopted from the county shelter, who advertised her as a shepherd mix.

Santana lived for three years with a family that also had a small, older terrier. The two dogs did not get along and eventually the situation put the smaller dog at risk. This is the only reason she is being rehomed, as her owners are desperately in love with her and just want to do the best thing for her.

Santana plays well with medium/large dogs who can handle/match her high energy. She cannot be in a home with small dogs, cats, or other small animals. She also has a strong prey drive and will fixate on any squirrels, ducks, opossums, etc. that cross her path.

Santana is an extremely happy, joyous dog with boundless energy. She LIVES to play with her 'person' (or 'people'). Tug is her favorite - she will bring you her tug toy first thing when she wakes up, and greet you at the door with it in her mouth. She LOVES people and believes everyone exists to play with her. She has never shown aggression toward any human, though we have no doubt she would defend her family if the situation ever called for it. She would be ideal for an active individual who wants a high-energy dog as a best friend and companion.

She knows basic commands (sit, down, stay) and has been working on impulse control (she now waits for a release command to eat and sits/stays before stepping outside for walk). She responds very well to training with both treats and toys. She can be left home alone for several hours, uncrated, and will not chew, raid the trash, or be destructive in any way. She's not so great in the car, as she is reactive to the traffic around her. She can also be reactive on walks especially to loud/large trucks driving by, and the occasional bicycle or skateboard, though she has gotten much better with that. She can be difficult to walk at times (she pulls and wants to chase), and could benefit from more consistent exercise and some professional training. Her previous owner is willing to pay for a session or two.

Santana is loved deeply by her previous family and her foster family. We are working together to find her the perfect forever home. We will require a home check and a vet reference, along with a written agreement that she will be returned to us, and only us, should the placement not work out or something comes up unexpectedly in the future. We would prefer to keep her in South Florida (ideally Broward/Palm Beach or adjoining counties) so that we can easily do the home check, stay in touch and take her back if necessary (and even dog-sit when and if needed ?). We would prefer to place her with a previous Mal/shepherd owner with some experience handling reactivity issues, or at least a willingness to work with a trainer to address it the right way.

Santana is a joy of a dog, and is very special to us. We can arrange to introduce her to another dog in a public place and are willing to schedule a series of home visits if necessary to make sure it's a fit with another dog or family.

For more information on Santana, please contact: Patricia at 954-304-4485 or Priscilla at 954-803-9016.

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Sybil, approx 9-12 mos old, spayed female - NY

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Sybil was dumped in her crate on the side of the road in NY.

Sybil is approximately 9-12 months old female. 47 lbs. UTD on shots, spayed. Very sweet girl. She's a blank slate that would further benefit from basic OB and training. Takes treats very gently from you and likes belly rubs. She is soft to handle and eager to learn. Has a lot of energy and would be great for someone with an active lifestyle. Currently in Woodbury NY shelter.

For more information on Sybil, please contact: or call 845-928-7161.

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Taylor, 2-3 yr old, neutered male - WI

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Taylor plays well with other dogs of all sizes. Currently a Walker mix, a Pittie, and a Frenchie.

Taylor is a nice young male...maybe 2 or 3 years old. Very bulky guy...even considering he's probably 10 lbs overweight, he weighs 71 lbs. One ear is tipped but capable of being upright. I'll call him a light fawn...he might be a grey.

Behaviorally, he plays well with other dogs of all sizes (current dog friends include a Walker mix, a Pittie, and a Frenchie) and is capable of taking a break while playing. With me he was friendly, leaned for petting, not a licker, no jumping, totally relaxed. He *had* a play session earlier in the afternoon and they assured me he's quite capable of leaping to face level when he's feeling energetic...but he seems to have or be developing some nice settling skills.

He's been there for exactly one month...someone dumped him near a rural dog park and he was picked up as a stray there. What they saw in their early assessment includes stiffening on the "safe hug" (but nothing more) and a general dislike of having someone in his face/space for leashing, so for that reason he wears a gentle leader at all times out of the kennel (and tolerates that). He submissive pees when people go to reach for his collar, no aggression or guarding behavior.

The behavior evaluator said that while socially he's much more relaxed and accepting of strangers than when he arrived, he's getting depressed in a kennel situation. They're trying to manage that with play dates.

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For more information on Taylor, please contact: Jessica Marchant.

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Zara, 1.5 yr old, spayed female - LA, CA

Fee: $325
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Zara enjoys being a member of a pack and would do best with another, easy dog to play with.

Zara is a 1.5 year old, spayed Belgian Malinois. She weighs about 53 pounds and is petite in stature but taller (24") at the shoulder. She is crate and kennel trained.

Zara loves to chase, wrestle and play bitey face with her foster's resident Malinios. She gets along well with both male and female dogs as long as they don't try to dominate her. She will not put up with excessive pushiness. Zara enjoys being a member of a pack and would do best with another, easy dog to play with. She is low-medium drive Malinois, meaning she is not destructive but likes to do things. Zara needs mental stimulation. She is a cuddle bug and will gladly show you her affectionate side.

Zara has a generally pleasant disposition and is confident with going to new places. She enjoys car rides, trips to the park and was non-reactive to the sounds of fireworks this past Fourth of July. Zara walks very nicely on leash, bonds quickly to her people and will warm up to visitors. When Zara was first brought into rescue, she would bark and lunge at people who approached her. Because of this, foster mom has worked diligently to counter condition this response. Strangers aren't allowed to reach out to Zara. Rather, Zara is allowed to go towards people on her own, if she wants to, and there have been zero issues.

Zara has a very strong prey drive and will chase everything. Her prey drive does include live animals so for this reason we suggest no cats in the household. Her prey drive will need to be managed by her adoptive family. However, this prey drive may make her an excellent candidate for coursing, barn hunts, herding or other activities that require a chase. Zara is athletic and agile. Although she has not been formally introduced to agility equipment, we feel that she would be a strong candidate as an agility dog. She does not shy away from new things and is game to try something new.

Zara is food motivated and is very easy to correct with a leash. She wants to please her people and loves to be told she's a good girl. Foster has been using this to her advantage. The unwanted behaviors from early on have been worked and Zara is now showing her true colors- sweet, loving, fun, playful Malinois. She may try to revert to old ways with a handler who doesn't set firm but fair boundaries. Typical for Malinois, if you show you are the leader, Zara will respond to that and respect you for it.

Zara does not like to have her toe nails trimmed. Again, foster has been working on this with positive results. Zara does want to please her people. Once structure and trust have been established, Zara is inclined to be more agreeable. Her foster mom has played with her a lot and trust has been built. However, foster mom was hoisting Zara into a tractor and Zara did not like that. She will nip to "get away" if she feels manhandled. Luring her works well. Physically moving her, not so much.

Zara likes the water. She has yet to be introduced to a full sized pool but she has shown an affinity for going in and splashing around in the kiddie pool. Zara has a nice off switch and will settle in the house, provided she has received an appropriate amount of exercise and mental stimulation. Her favorite spots are her dog bed or the couch. Zara sleeps in her crate but could easily transition to a dog bed in her forever home.

Zara would make an excellent companion for someone who wants a energetic, lively, social dog. She needs an owner who is firm enough to set the ground rules and stick to them. Zara will repay you with the love and devotion, that only a Malinois can give.


For more information on Zara, please contact: Jan.

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Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview. If that goes well, we will arrange for a home visit.

Adoption Fee: $325. Transport along Interstate 5 is available but cost not included in adoption fee.

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