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N Central Region:

* Austin, male - IL
Bijou - Adopted!!!
Gemma - Adopted!!!
* Gunter, male - IL
JR - Adopted!!!
* Nikki, female - MI
** Laci, male - IN

S Central Region:

* Dolcia, female - OK
* Jasper, male - OK
* Maverick, male - MO
Ruger - Adopted!!!
Samantha - Adopted!!!

Northeast Region:

Angel, female - NJ
Apollo - Adopted!!!
* Ariel, female - VA
Brooklynn - Adopted!!!
* Gidget, female - NJ
* Gunner, male - NY
* Jazzy, female - NY
*** Jenn, female - NJ
** Roy, male - MD
Sassy, female - NJ
Susie, female - MD

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Southeast Region:

Abbey - Adopted!!!
* Angie, female - GA
* Diesel, male - LA
Gunner, male - FL
Lincoln, male - NC
Missy - Adopted!!!
Ringo - Adopted!!!
Sam - Adopted!!!
Sofie - Adopted!!!
** Taz, male - TN
* Zena, female - NC

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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.

Angie approx 5-7 yr old spayed female - GA

Fee: $200
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Angie is looking for the human that will be the center of her universe.

Angie LOVES to be with her people. She will be your shadow if you let her. But don't take that to imply that she has separation anxiety. She is not "needy" and is fine waiting for you at home, but will be very glad when you are there. She will lay beside the couch or bed and nap or chew on her toys while you relax.

Angie loves toys, and will hoard them in her crate if she can, though she does not fetch or chase balls. She loves to lay on a dog bed or even a blanket on the floor- though she has not been taught a "place" command, she very happily walks over and lays on her beds, and you can point at one and say "bed" and she will get on it. She is a spunky gal, full of energy, and will shower you with devotion and affection. She is not particularly drivey, but appreciates a good walk and just hanging out with you. She is very eager to learn anything for a treat! She has been good with children but is very strong and not recommended for very young toddlers. She is also not recommended for cats or other small animals – she really needs to be an only dog. She likes to run under the trees trying to chase the squirrels in the branches, just hoping one will come down where she can reach it. She is well mannered in public as long as you don't let rude dogs get in her face, and prefers to ignore dogs when on her walks. Like many Malinois, dog parks are not recommended for Angie. She much prefers humans over dogs.

She is spayed, house broken, crate trained and just a love. We aren't really sure of her age, and estimates have run from 4 years old to 7 years old, but however old she is, she has plenty of life and love to share with her people. Will you be the one that defines Angie's universe?

I will police your yard for squirrels:
I go to bed nicely:
Just wanting to be with my people:

For more information about Angie, please contact: Janet

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

Diesel 1 yr old neutered male - LA

Fee: $350
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Diesel loves both humans and dogs. He is a very nice, all around happy guy with a wonderful personality. He has medium drive and will chase a ball. Right now, his drive is probably around 3- 4 ˝ on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being high. When he matures more, he will probably peak at about a 6. He pretends that he will give the ball back but ends up in a play bow begging for a chase! He is happy flopped on his back amusing himself with a ball or a toy.

Diesel LOVES girl dogs and goes into instant goofy puppy mode to play with them. He has also been great with boy dogs and grammar school age humans. He loves to play with them, especially a game of chase!

Diesel has been great in the house and has had no accidents. He has definitely not received the memo that he is NOT a lap dog! He is a "hugger" and has picked up basic commands super fast. He has not shown any food aggression, but can be overly enthusiastic about taking treats. He has casually scoped out the counters, so if given the opportunity, he may counter surf. He also begs if someone is eating and needs some work on his manners to not be so pushy.

He will be a great rally dog, but is definitely not a working pup. He has no interest at all in a tug or puppy pillow to shake and play with. He definitely has a high food drive! He is also learning how to exercise (for food) on a treadmill.

For more information about Diesel, please contact: Christine.

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

Gunner 18 mo old neutered male - FL

Fee: $275
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Gunner is a high drive, exceptionally sweet and biddable, approximately 18 month old neutered male Malinois, who has had a tough start in life.

Currently he weighs in at about 70 pounds, and is 26-27" at the withers. He was adopted from the Orlando animal shelter by a well-intended woman and her granddaughter. Unfortunately, they didn't have any experience with high drive, pushy Malinois. They ended up contacting ABMR and we found a great foster home for him! The "Nothing in Life is Free" protocol is the basis for all his training currently, and it is strongly suggested that be implemented in his forever home. Since he's been in the foster home, he's learning to have a soft mouth and a solid "sit" when treats are given, too.

He is UTD on all his shots and is on HW and flea/ tick prevention; he loves being brushed, and having his nails done with the Dremel; crates easily and is happy to eat in his crate; his teeth stay white and pretty because he brushes daily. Gunner knows some obedience commands, and will happily learn more. He will need daily exercise, both physical and mental! As a running buddy he would thrive, but you also could work him by retrieving a hidden ball or toy a couple times a day, or introduce him to tracking. Gunner has a solid retrieve, and will now bring the ball or toy to hand. He did okay with the foster family's 5 year old female Australian Cattle Dog and with their young female Malinois, but would do best as an only dog or with a submissive female. He shows strong guarding tendencies toward the other dogs when toys and food are out, and likes to think the best toys are not the ones in front of him, but the toys or treats the other dogs are engaged with. His prey drive is high, and he shouldn't be in a home with children or small pets of any sort because of it.

It is apparent that Gunner had little to no socialization as a young dog, and he was exhibiting his fear reactivity by aggressive behaviors. Since his food drive is also very high, the foster parents have found food to be a successful means of redirecting Gunner to more appropriate responses. He has done exceptionally well in new environments and with new people, but it may be necessary to continue with the socialization exercises for a few months after he is adopted.

Gunner needs to be in a home with someone who is very familiar with working line Malinois! He is not for the first-time owner, nor is he a good candidate for pure positive training. Gunner is one of those pushy, opportunistic Mals!! That being said, he does NOT do well with the old school, heavy handed compulsion training either. Gunner needs a firm, fair, consistent hand, and does exceptionally well with timely corrections (he has been worked on a Herm Sprenger pinch collar) followed immediately by a reward for right behaviors. If too much pressure is unfairly put on him, he will increase his level of resistance rather than shut down. The majority of bad behavior in Gunner has been created as a result of assuming he knows what the handler wants of him, when in fact he may just be unclear on what is being asked.

If you think you are the right home for Gunner, please do give him a chance to show what a lovely boy he is by filling out an application. Gunner is one of those very special dogs who will be a once-in-a-lifetime "heart-dog" for the right person!

For more information about Gunner, please contact: Wendy.

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

Lincoln 9-14 mo old neutered male - NC

Fee: $350
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Lincoln was found lethargic in a ditch in North Carolina, happily a good Samaritan took him in,

Gave him food and water and he found his way to ABMR. Once taken to the vet it was found that he was a very healthy boy who just needed to put on some weight. Lincoln is a big boy measuring 26" from the withers and weighing 65 pounds.

Lincoln is house broken, crate trained (does beautifully in his crate) and has "sit", "down", "spin" and "drop it" down well, we are currently working on "stay" and his "leave it" is getting better every day. Lincoln is working on his loose leash and recall skills. Lincoln would benefit greatly with further training. Lincoln is toy and food motivated, and has a lot of potential.

Lincoln is a fun and happy boy, and gets along well with other dogs, but he is stronger than he realizes. A home with dogs around his size and no cats is best. Lincoln has done very well with my dog savvy 9 year old, but he can be skittish around quick movements, and is very mouthy in play so he needs a home with children 12 and above or no children at all. Lincoln needs some confidence building so a strong but gentle hand is required. A firm verbal correction usually cuts unwanted behaviors but every once in a while Lincoln will see how far you will let him go. Lincoln is submissive to my male shepherd mix, and I would expect him to be submissive in most relationships with other dogs. Lincoln wants to play all the time-he is still very much a puppy, so a home with dogs of similar energy would be best. Lincoln is ready and roaring to go when you are. He loves going on a good run, sniffing all the worlds smells on a long walk and hiking. Tugging is a favorite past time. I would prefer that Lincoln go to a breed experienced (familiar with all those funny Malinois quirks) and active home.

Lincoln settles well indoors, he does have an "off switch". Lincoln has very nice house manners. Lincoln does not counter surf, although he has been caught knocking down the trash can a time or two.

Lincoln rides beautifully in a car and does not need to be crated while in one. Lincoln is sometimes afraid to get out of the car once the ride is over, but if you walk in the house without him, leave the door to the car open, and give him a minute or two, he will follow you in.

Lincoln makes a good watch dog. When a person approaches your home, he certainly lets you know all about it quite enthusiastically. However, once you open the door and accept your visitor, Lincoln follows your lead and gives them a good sniff and gladly accepts them as well.

Lincoln is a lover, with big sweet soulful eyes. He likes to put his face close to yours and look into your eyes and sniff you. Lincoln will make someone a wonderful companion.

For more information about Lincoln, please contact: Kelly

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

Taz approx 2-3 yr old neutered male - TN

Fee: $275
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Everyone who meets Taz gushes about how sweet he is!

Taz is a 2-3 year old neutered male who weighs approximately 55lbs. He knows some commands and is good on leash. He has no health or temperament issues and everyone who meets him gushes about how sweet he is.

Taz is friendly with both male and female dogs, and has played nicely with some border collies as well as a 7 month old Boston terrier. He was very gentle and appropriate.

Taz knows how to go to his crate on his own, and although he likes to play, he is definitely pet quality and not working drive. He is also good with people.


UPDATE 11/14/14: Taz is very playful and loving. He is great with people and other dogs, so far has ignored the cats. He can be very mouthy, and needs some work on his manners. Because of his size and exuberance, Taz will not be adopted to a home with small children. He knows basic commands, has a good recall and is eager to learn. He is not high drive, but does like to tug and play with toys and is food motivated. He is very agile and would do well in tracking, obedience and maybe agility. His favorite spot is curled up on the sofa with his human!

For more information about Taz, please contact: Christine.

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

Zena 3-4 yr old spayed female - NC

Fee: $275
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Zena is a Mal Gal looking for her heart human. She has moderate drive, and just wanting someone to be her very own.

Zena is a large female that wants to belong to her own person. She is a nice girl that is learning basic obedience. She is being trained in German.

Zena very much wants to please but parts of her hold back on obedience. This is  gradually changing though, as she has been worked with positive and firm methods. It seems like somewhere in her life she had a rough start, and maybe some rough handling that makes her hold back a bit. She is learning to hold eye contact which anyone that owns a  mal knows this is a natural for them. When first asking for a down she was very unsure about being corrected meaning she was almost bracing for a correction. Once she has found out that the correction isn't coming she has started to relax and is going into the down much quicker. She responds well to patient, positive training, which is clear in the expectations and reinforces when she gets it correctly.

Since I have not had her around children and  don't know her background I would like to see her placed in a home without children. She would do best as the only dog. She needs a fair owner and not someone that jerks and yanks a dog into position. You need to be firm though but being firm  doesn't mean you man handle.

She has been good with all the adults she has been introduced to. If you let her go up and meet them she has been great.

She  doesn't like sudden movements coming at her. She does however recover very quickly. But with sudden movements, you can see that glint of bracing.

She does run and chase a ball but is not what I would call a ball crazy dog. She is learning to bring it back. When she first started she would bring it back but drop it  within 4 to 5 feet of you.

She walks well on a leash and if she starts to pull a simple reminder and she comes right back into a nice walk.

Zena is a loving gal, looking for a person who will continue her training and will patiently reward her devotion with a matching devotion. More than anything, she wants someone with whom she can bond, and belong. Will you be the one to be Zena's heart human?


For more information about Zena, please contact: Janet

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

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