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N Central Region:

* Dare, male - WI
* Flirt, female - MI
* Ikon, male - IL
Kiana, female - WI

S Central Region:

Jade - Adopted!!!
Kane - Adopted!!!
Luna - Adopted!!!
* Thor, male - MO

Northeast Region:

* Jaxx, male - CT
Jenna - Adopted!!!
* Sandee, female - PA
Scout - Adopted!!!
Titan - Adopted!!!
* Tommy, male - NJ
Vida, female - NY

Southeast Region:

Angel, female - FL
* Bo, male - SC
** Carl, male - TN
Dixie - Adopted!!!
Grace - Adopted!!!
* Heila, female - TN
Nina - Adopted!!!

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These Rescues are currently available in the Southeast 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.

Angel 1.5-2 yr old spayed female - FL

Fee: $275
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Angel is a beautiful girlie, who was found in a shelter in south Florida with a litter of 10 puppies who were less than 2 weeks old at the time.

Angel was fostered with her puppies and was a wonderful mom. She stayed in with them until they were all placed and now is ready for a home of her own. Even around her pups she was always good with her foster mom. In fact the first night that she was there she got her foot caught in some shelving and was not only stuck but in pain. Even in that brand new environment she allowed her foster mom to turn her around to help free her foot which allowed her to get back to her pups.

Angel gets along with other dogs her size, is still very playful, and plays hard. Her playing style is not for the weak of heart, but the dogs she plays with LOVE HER and she is a ton of fun.

She will cuddle and lean in to you, and is starting some obedience training with her new foster mom Vicki.

She is easy to work with and train. She is very sensitive and will do very poorly with a heavy hand. She has an old injury on her back rear leg from the hock down. It doesn't slow her down, but it gives you an indication of the hard life she had before coming into rescue. She likes everyone but she really lights up and is especially interested in pleasing men.

As with most Malinois, no cats, no tiny dogs, and recommend no children (maybe teenagers). Angel is a special dog who will win your heart if given the chance she deserves.

For more information about Angel, please contact: Sara

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

Bo 1.5 yr old neutered male - SC

Fee: $325
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Lobo, aka Bo, is big boy of boundless joy!

This young (estimated to be 1.5 years old) and very energetic 70 pound male is HAPPY! He is happy from the moment he wakes up till he finally closes his eyes for the night. He wags his tail at even the smallest hint of praise. And so far he thinks everyone is there to meet him, he has not met anyone he did not adore.

Bo is very willing to please and will try really hard to figure out how to make you happy. He is wide open, both physically and mentally. Bo is fast, athletic and a bit clumsy in his excitement.

He is learning boundaries, how to live in the house and be a companion. He does requirelotsof exercise, and training should be fun to keep him engaged; he likes to learn and with a balanced trainer, he is quick to pick up on even the slightest cues. With patience, praise and persistence he will make someone a great dog, and will excel at anything you teach him.

He loves to walk and has good long lines skills; he enjoys going for rides; and will chase the ball. He is happy to entertain himself with a toy, bone or your shoe if you're not watchful. He still grabs anything on the floor, but will drop it if you tell him leave it.

So far he is pretty cat safe, and will leave my dog savvy cat alone.

Bo has no clue how big or strong he is, and still needs work on his personal space. If you let him he will gladly be your lap robe. LOL! He will step on you, bump into you, but is not mean at all. He will nip (AKA the Malinois nibble) if over excited, but this has greatly decreased in just three weeks. A calm handler is best for this guy.

His skills have improved every day for the short time he has been with me. He wants to please and works for praise, petting and toys, and is food motivated of course!

He gets very excited when he sees other dogs, so introductions should be slow and controlled. So far he seems to like everyone. Kids under the age of 10 should be dog savvy with attentive adults.

Bo will enjoy an active home, and needs someone who is able to continue with his education.   I strongly recommend training classes with a balanced trainer.

He is house trained, crate trained and UTD with all medical. Bo has the tint of the blue coloring and the most amazing dark yellow eyes. His coloring is very subtle, giving him the appearance of being dusty. With some good groceries his coat and weight are rapidly improving. Right now he is eating Victor food with a small amount of fresh foods for an enhanced balanced diet.

For more information about Bo, please contact: Janet

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

Carl 2 yr old neutered male - TN

Fee: $100
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Carl – special needs, vision impaired but sees with his heart

Carl is a young Belgian Malinois who was 2 years old at the end of June 2016. He was purchased for a dual-purpose working or protection prospect. He entered rescue when a vision problem was discovered that made him unsuited for work. Both pupils are completely dilated and do not respond to light. This is not due to injury, as he has not been mistreated, he has been in a loving home where he was socialized with a family with older children and other pets, including cats and dogs. He has good ball drive and will enjoy nothing more than playing ball with you until he just lays down, tired. He is house broken and crate trained. He travels well with folk he knows but can be reactive to strangers so getting him out in unfamiliar environments with strangers can be an issue.

Carl's eyesight issue was evaluated at UT's veterinary school, department of ophthalmology in April. The condition he has is a fairly rare (in Malinois) disorder called progressive retinal atrophy caused by a genetic mutation (so no injury and no toxic exposure was involved).  This disorder is what causes his retinas to remain dilated.  Being progressive, it will get worse.  Carl is already completely blind in his right eye and severely compromised (80% vision loss was the estimate) in his left.  He will eventually, probably before too long actually, be completely blind in both eyes.  There is no treatment, so there will be no ongoing expenses associated with his disorder, but there is also no hope for improvement.  His condition is not causing him any pain, so there is no discomfort.  He is expected to live a long, full and happy life. As you know if you have watched the videos of him fetching, he is compensating well, and is enjoying life with is foster family.  We are going to do our best to place him in a home where this will continue and get better.

Now, as to what we have learned temperament wise since he came into foster care.  Carl has a working dog mentality and will need a home that will exercise him and keep him active.  He tends to be fearful and somewhat reactive when in new situations, and he will bite.  His foster dad took a great deal of time with him when getting him out of the crate after he was transferred into our care, and wore welding gloves and a very heavy quilted jacket.  Not quite a bite suit but close.  Carl did bite him.  In fact, his foster dad said that his new owner/handler needs to be prepared to be "bit with intent" at least a couple of times before he trusts you.  However, it only took him a couple of days to build the trust with Carl, and then, his foster dad describes him as a complete love.  BUT that also means that he will probably never be approachable in public by folk he does not know.  He will need to be managed very carefully, and I will not be approving a home with children under teen age unless the home has extensive training credentials - the risk of a serious bite is just too great.  After he trusts you, learns your smell and sound, he is engaging and affectionate, and trustworthy. 

With other animals, again, he needs to build a comfort level and trust. He will need to be introduced very slowly to others, particularly if the other dogs have dominance tendencies. In his foster home, he was initially introduced to a JRT and a pit mix, both easy going dogs, and he was indifferent to them. But dominance displays or growling put him on the defensive and activate his reactivity. Over time, he was introduced to all of this foster home's dogs and he now does well with them all, but his new home will need to have the experience and discernment to read ALL the body language and to know their own animals well enough to provide the space, facilities (crates, kennels, separate areas) and time for all animals to get used to each other. Discussions on management of introductions will be part of the interview process. He needs a home that will keep him active, and will continue his training and socialization.

If you think you have what it takes to go slow and win this boy's heart, know that it will be totally worth your time and effort. Carl is a wonderful dog, with a HUGE heart and that spark and loyalty we love so much in this breed. He is very affectionate, and he enjoys nothing more than just curling up with his owner on the floor having his belly rubbed. He also enjoys his neck and the sides of his muzzle being scratched.

He is current on all vaccinations to include rabies and has tested negative for heartworm and has been on heartworm preventive since being tested. He is neutered.


For more information about Carl, please contact: Janet

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

Heila 4 yr old spayed female - TN

Fee: $300
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Heila is looking for a new adoptive home.

Her current owners have had a change in their work schedule and feels that Heila is not getting enough time and attention. Helia was adopted out by ABMR two years ago.

Heila is a 4 year old Belgian Malinois. She is house broken. She has been an inside dog the past 2 years and is comfortable inside as well as outside. Heila is a sweet and energetic dog who loves to play. She loves attention. She adores children. She gets along well with other dogs. She loves small dogs just as well as big dogs. She is a very healthy dog. Heila has been spayed and is up to date on all of her shots. She has never been aggressive. She enjoys long walks and watching tv. She is a great family dog who is loyal and loving. She is looking for a family to love her and play with her for the rest of her life.

For more information about Heila, please contact: Julie.

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

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