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N Central Region:

Charlotte, female - MI
* GiGi, female - MI
** Lilly, female - CO
Pepper - Adopted!!!
Raiden - Adopted!!!
* Taron, male - MI

S Central Region:

* Aleta, female - TX
Braum - Adopted!!!
Britta - Adopted!!!
* Chloe, female - TX
* Hawkeye, male - TX
* Jake, male - TX
Jill - Adopted!!!
* Luke, male - TX
* Lucy, female - WI
** Mia, female - KS
Murphy - Adopted!!!
Rebel - Adopted!!!
* Striker, male - TX
* Ziva, female - KS

Northeast Region:

* Bruce Wayne, male - PA
* Hope, female - PA
* Keeyo, male - VA
Travis - Adopted!!!
* Xena, female - NH

Southeast Region:

** Audie, male - LA
Amara, female - GA
Charlie - Adopted!!!
* Finn, male - LA
* Karen, female - FL
* Layla, female - FL
* Link, male - GA
Trina, female - FL
Ziva - 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.

Amara 18 mo old spayed female - GA

Fee: $350
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Amara is an energetic young girl, a diamond in the rough looking for her special person(s).

Amara is an 18 month old spayed female currently located in GA. She is HW negative and up to date on shots. For Amara, we are looking for an experienced adopter and would also consider a foster-to-adopt to the right person. After a rough start, life has been looking up for this happy girl lately. She was picked up by the Sherriff's department in July of this year as part of a neglect case along with her litter of 8 puppies. The puppies have since found homes and Amara has been in foster with ABMR since they were weaned.

Since October of this year Amara has also been in professional training to learn about the things humans call 'manners'. This is especially important since Amara loves meeting new people. It's hard to remember your manners when you've never really had the chance to be a puppy yourself, and then all of a sudden people say you are 'too mouthy' when you're just excited and trying to make friends! But Amara has made great improvements in this area while in training and gets along well with the other dogs there. Amara is also crate trained.

Amara will require an experienced and patient handler who can continue her training and help her shine. She is a sweet, smart, high-drive girl who could excel in sports once someone harnesses her energy. Amara will not be placed with cats or young children (under 12) because of her boisterous nature. A fenced yard is a must.

For more information about Amara, please contact: Jennifer

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

Audie approximately 3 yr old neutered male - LA

Fee: $350
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Audie was a stray from a high kill shelter in the Chicago burbs. He knows sit, down, gives paw and high five.

Are you looking for a big boy that is tennis ball/ Kong obsessed? Then Audie is your guy. He weighs about 80 pounds and just loves to run around. As long as he has a ball or a Kong in his mouth he's a happy boy.

Audie not big on giving up his Kong but he will trade up. He wants a family that is interested in doing a lot of training. He would love nosework and tracking. The shelter gave his age at 5 but his teeth are absolutely beautiful so we place his age at closer to 3. He will need a home without children, cats or small dogs.

He's housebroken. Audie will need an experienced and confident owner. He does not like to be confined and his new owner will have to continue to work, using positive training methods, to encourage Audie into a crate or kennel. Audie is working on his dog to dog manners - he plays very rough and can be inappropriate with other dogs. He is not aggressive but is currently learning better manners.

He is not a candidate for a dog park or a home with many other dogs. Audie needs an experienced owner who has the time to spend with Audie and who will enjoy working with him to continue his training.

For more information about Audie, please contact: Brett

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

Finn 4.5 yr old neutered male - LA

Fee: $350
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Finn is a distinguished, handsome gentleman with good manners. He has beautiful markings and a gorgeous smile.

Like most malinois, he has a strong sense of self and can be headstrong. Unlike most mals, he does not have manic drive. Finn loves to go for walks, and "prances like he's in a parade." Going for car rides puts a swish in his tail, and petting his ears will make him melt into you.

What Finn wants most is love, love, love. This mellow boy wants to be with you and be touched. He'll nudge you with his nose to let you know that he needs affection. If you hit the sweet spot, he's yours as long as you will pet him. Hint: his foster has discovered that Finn's magic spot is right around his ears, and "it's endearing" how Finn will lean in. Finn bonds well and is a velcro dog.

Finn's foster says that Finn is a "very sweet, real low-key," dog who is "wanting to please" but can be stubborn. He will come, sit, and lay, but it's on his terms— like when it's time to come inside after the morning break, he stretches his exploring time to the limit. Finn responds to a firm voice when he is being difficult, but the look he gives you makes it clear that he is offended. When you're training him, Finn will work for praise or treats, but praise and love are his favorites. He'll retrieve the ball a few times, but doesn't have a strong food or toy drive.

Finn has good manners with people and other dogs. He was stoic at the vet and will let people touch his ears and paws without fuss. When visitors come to the door, he will alert, but after they are introduced, he is appropriate. He likes affection from visitors as well as his foster family. One visitor was a four year old girl. Finn was happy to let her pet him, but didn't have much interest in her after that.

Finn got along well with the three small dogs in his prior foster. He lives with a three year old malinois now, who is all the typical boisterous play. Finn will take turns mouthing on legs and ears, and can match the play-growling and teeth showing of the other dog. If someone gets rough, and the other dog whines, both dogs will break off into gentler play. When Finn has enough, he will remove himself. His foster brother doesn't always take the hint, but Finn is "very patient" and will just wait until the foster brother gives up.

Finn does have a sense of ownership at times. He will play tug of war with the other dog, but if he loses, sometimes has to be reminded to let the other dog keep the toy. His foster says that a firm voice is all he has needed to keep the peace.

Like a lot of dogs in foster care, Finn has some quirks. Finn will put himself to bed in the other room when he's tired— sometimes as early as 9pm! He is scared of thunder, but otherwise is a confident guy. He is obsessed with his water bowl and sometimes has to be told to stop so that he doesn't over-drink. Finn had some separation anxiety when he came into his foster home, but that has improved greatly now that he understands the household routine.

Finn's foster says that Finn would love a house where they enjoy hiking or long walks. He does not have enough drive to be a good fit for a sport home. An active, retired person might find that Finn suits their routine very well. Finn would like to share your bed and couch so that he can be closer to the petting. Finn does well with other dogs, but if he were the only dog and got all the affection for himself, he would love that.

Because Finn is smart and used to doing things his way, his foster thinks that he would do better with a malinois experienced home. If you are looking for a sweet, beautiful dog who wants to sleep in with you on Saturday, take a daily walk to smell the flowers, and love you unconditionally, Finn is your guy.

For more information about Finn, please contact: Brett.

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

Karen 1 yr old spayed female - FL

Fee: $350
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Karen is a beautiful 1- year old female who is very energetic and loves to play.

She has a high drive for the ball and is very fast, agile, and smart. She also loves the water and will jump into the pool after one of her favorite toys (usually a 'Chuck-It") with no hesitation. She would be ideally suited for a sport home with the intentions of competing in either agility or dock diving (or both). She currently runs circles around her foster brothers and still has energy to spare.

Karen crates easily and will sleep quietly through the night and has had no issues outside of her kennel when left for short periods unattended. She does become somewhat uneasy during thunderstorms but as long as she is by her human, she does fine.

Karen does have an "off" switch and is quite the cuddle buddy when it's time to wind down after a long day. She currently resides with 2 male Malinois and 1 female Lab, and would do very well in a home with at least one playmate - she loves being part of a pack - and thus far has shown no negative traits. This sweet girl is looking for a loving, sport-orientated home where she can continue to grow and prosper, and maybe learn a few new tricks!

For more information about Karen, please contact: Cindy.

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

Layla 5 yr old spayed female - FL

Fee: $350
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Calling all apartment dwellers! Have you been looking for the perfect pocket rocket Malinois for your active and Malinois savvy lifestyle?

Layla is a sweet little bundle of energy, seeking an owner ready to step up to her unique set of challenges. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a way to satisfy her appetite for exercise and stimulation while keeping her safe and secure.

Layla is a petite five year old spayed female Malinois currently being fostered in Florida. She is looking for a special person to understand her needs and meet them, religiously, no matter what. What are these unique needs? 1) Layla must be leash walked, or exercised indoors in a secure environment. Her nickname could well be Houdini, as she is a master fence jumper and has escaped a crate. 2) She may be a mini-mal weighing in at under 40 pounds, but she has a plus-sized malinois need to exercise and mental stimulation. She is currently getting her needs met on 9 mile daily walks. She will need physical and mental stimulation every day. Because of her fence jumping skills, she cannot be allowed loose in a fenced yard or left unsupervised on a tie out. 3) Her prey drive and her need to hunt small animals is also supersized, bordering on the obsessive. She is mega motivated to hunt, so she needs a human who can keep her safe, and keep the local cats and wildlife safe from her. 4) She is working on house manners and safety when loose in the house. She is not yet fully housebroken, so she does require constant supervision while uncrated. After adequate exercise, she crates well.

Sounds challenging, but Layla also has some real strengths. She has nice basic obedience and knows many commands. Her foster mom reports that she has an excellent "out" and will listen and comply willingly. She is fine with meeting people, and walks nicely on leash. She shows interest in small animals when walking past but can be a good girl on the leash with guidance. She gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home - 2 Malinois and a Lab. She has an excellent nose and may enjoy nosework type exercises and games in her new home.

Layla is challenging, but she has a lot to offer the right human. A perfect owner would likely work from home and have the time and flexibility to supervise, exercise, and train Layla. With time, attention, patience, and safety, Layla will make a fun and high energy companion.

For more information about Layla, please contact: Cindy.

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

Link 11 mo old neutered male – GA

Fee: $375
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Link is a friendly, easy-going pup looking for his forever.

Link is an 11 mo male available for adoption in GA. He currently weighs in at 42 lbs so still has a bit of growing to do. Link is a nice calm boy for his age and does well with other dogs, dog-savvy children and even cats! While in his foster home, Link has made great strides in his obedience training. He is still learning to focus a bit better, he is still a pup after all and easily distracted.

Link is house and crate trained. He also does well outside of the crate for example at night when people are home. In the house, Link is quiet and does not bark much. He walks well on a leash and likes playing with tug toys. He does well out in public, loves meeting new people, and does good with the vet. He is a great running and hiking partner!

Due to his past, Link does have a tendency to lose focus on the handler and occasionally reverts to repetitive behaviors such as licking crate walls or spinning. These behaviors do not have a neurological origin and he can be successfully redirected without too much effort. The behaviors have all but disappeared while in foster, but given this background we are looking for a more experienced home for Link where he can continue to thrive and learn without reverting. A quieter home with plenty of one-on-one attention would be preferable for Link. Transportation assistance to the right home is available for Link.

For more information about Link, please contact: Jessica

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

Trina ??? yr old spayed female - FL

Fee: $300
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Hi! They call me Trina Bina Turquisina but that seems like a lot so usually its just Trina or Tri-Tri.

I was picked up 5 months ago as a stray and landed in the county shelter; I wasn't feeling well, had a bit of a nasty cough and a giant lump on my side that was really annoying. ABMR took care of that cough and had that lump removed. They said I'm a cancer survivor (whatever that is) !!

So... here at foster momma's house now it's super cool and she said I'm getting trained! I have learned all the basics: sit, down, stay, place, come when called, fetch, out, leave it! I'm house broken, I like the couch and sleeping in bed with you but I also don't mind the doggie cot or being in the crate overnight. I don't have social skills with other doggies so I MUST be your only pet. NO dogs, cats or small children! I LOVE all the big people I meet and show them by giving smoochies!

I'm kind, beautiful and have the softest fur. I love my back scratched and will snuggle up to you to get more lovin. I 'm around 8 years old but don't let my age fool you - I have loads of energy to chase the ball, frisbee and play a rousing game of tug! Foster mom says I need someone that will be stern with my commands because I used to grab and snatch at objects that weren't mine and still like to pretend whatever is in my mouth is mine forever. But if you tell me what to do and you really mean it, I WILL do it!

My new family must understand that I can't be with other dogs, I will obey commands if you ask me seriously and I will love you with my whole self forever and ever.
Love, Trina


For more information about Trina, please contact: Cindy.

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

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