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*** Chianna, female - IL
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** Cote, female - TX
** Hazel, female - AR
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Abby - Adopted!!!
* Axel, male - NH
Dallas, female - NJ
Della, female - NY
Nikki - Adopted!!!

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* Angel, female - FL
Cain - Adopted!!!
Dixie, female - LA
Farrah, female - FL
Luca - Adopted!!!
Seven - Adopted!!!

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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.
  • Understand the contract you will be asked to sign.
  • 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 -  * Boxer, KY -  * Brooklyn, CA -  * Chico, IL -  Dot, female - NM * Indy, UT -  Keeley, CA -  Lou, GA -  * Mila, NY

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Phoebe, NY -  * Riva, VA -  * Santana, FL -  * Simone, ID -  Sybil, NY -  Taylor, WI -  Zara, CA

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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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Riva, 4 yrs old, spayed female - VA

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Riva is well trained with high Prey and Play drive and adores children!

Riva is a 4-year-old, 47 pound, spayed female Belgian Malinois. She is well trained in basic obedience: heels, sits, downs, stays and recalls (voice and hand). She is in excellent health and up to date on vaccinations.

RIVA WILL REQUIRE AN ACTIVE OWNER WITH SHEPHERD EXPERIENCE. She is uncommonly sweet, but a strong personality is required to focus her energy. Strong prey and "play" drive, low food drive, trained with praise as reward, learns with astonishing speed.

She is house broken, but WILL NOT CRATE. She alerts when visitors arrive, but once introduced is a lovebug who will snuggle guests until the petting stops. She does well with other dogs, but plays with extreme intensity, therefore elderly or infirm companion dogs may be overwhelmed.

No cats. She adores children, however, her herding instincts may compel her to "nip" fast moving youngsters, therefore, small children who cannot be taught to assert authority may not be suitable.

Riva has lived in a big city and in the country and will thrive wherever her energy needs are met.

For more information on Riva, please contact: Andrew or call 202.557.8496.

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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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Simone, 2 yr old, spayed female - Boise, ID

Fee: $325
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Simone is friendly to everyone she meets and may try to jump up to show her affection. Her foster is working to dissuade this behavior.

is a compact 21" at the shoulder and weighs about 50 pounds. The first thing people notice about Simone is her exuberance and amiable disposition. Simone is friendly to everyone she meets and may try to jump up to show her affection. Her foster is working to dissuade this behavior. She is a medium energy Malinois who is happy either playing with the resident dogs or sleeping at your feet.

Simone will sleep through the night in her crate. Her foster, on occasion, has allowed Simone to be free in the bedroom at night. Seeing that her favorite spot is near her people, she would curl up next to the bed or wiggle herself under the bed and fall asleep. However, it has been a struggle to get Simone back into the crate since she's experienced this bit of freedom. Simone needs structure and it is this reason why she is back to overnights in the crate. If she is crated while you are home, Simone is quiet and will wait patiently for you to let her out. She will need a secure crate for times she will be left alone. Simone is an expert at escaping a crate. She does have some separation anxiety and will do her best to find a way out. She will require an experienced and dedicated owner to help desensitize and counter-condition the behavior.

Simone has learned to sit and to wait until given the okay to eat and to go through a doorway. Commands usually have to be repeated a few times but she's sometimes faster to sit than the other dogs. The down command is a work in progress. She travels well in the car. Simone is responsive to food reward and verbal praise. She very much wants to please her person, as your love and affection means so much to her. Simone will love you with every ounce of her being but needs someone to invest time and training in her.

Simone loves being with people inside the house but she is timid in the outside environment. She will head towards any door she sees. For instance, when a tennis ball is thrown for her, she will retrieve, but usually heads towards the back door on her return trip. Simone has not shown any food aggressiveness at mealtimes. She will gently take treats that are offered, unless she's stressed about something. At that point, verbal cues and handler affirmation will help settle her. She needs instruction with leash work. Simone is a puller and tends to be 'on alert' while out for walks. She is unsure of the world around her and it translates into her looking for a way out. Simone will see a house (any house) and make a beeline for it. We believe many of Simone's behaviors including her anxiety stem from too many changes in her young life. She needs stability and consistency in order to feel secure and accepted in a home.

Simone has had issue with relieving herself while loose in the backyard. She has been placed in a large run to do her business, then she is ready to come back inside. She is not completely house trained. She is monitored and given plenty of potty breaks. When inside, she settles nicely and is happiest with a ball in her mouth. She will carry her ball around and try to be as close as possible to her people. She has been described as overwhelmingly affectionate.

Simone's prey drive is high and she wants to chase. Barn hunts or lure coursing may provide an outlet for her drive as well as structure while working her obedience. When given the opportunity to run off leash in an open field, Simone really comes alive and is downright spry. She's been to the ocean and the river and although she wasn't a fan of the water, she enjoyed the calmness of nature.

Although Simone needs guidance and consistent training, she is truly a lovely dog who shower you with love and affection. Simone's adopter should be very patient about introducing her to new things. her background did not include much of the outside world so it will be necessary to take it easy and not overwhelm her with too much too soon. In time, with confidence in her handler and herself, she should be able to enjoy many experiences.


For more information on Simone, 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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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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