PO Box 52
Amherst Junction, WI 54407
Search Our Website:

Enter keywords, and GO!

Hal-NC's Web Page

Belgian Shepherd Malinois  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young

More Pics...

Interested in adopting?

My Rescue
Login to Remember your Favorite Animals and Breeds!

Print an adoption flyer for Hal-NC!


Jeanine Daugherty

About Hal-NC

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
  • Current Size: 50 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Hal is a one year old neutered, male Malinois who was found hit by a car when he was approximately 8 months old. Hal had obviously been hit very hard by the car as his muzzle was terribly swollen for a very long time. He had a traumatic brain injury, a shattered scapula and a broken pelvis. Hal’s shattered scapula was not something that could be fixed surgically and we had to make the decision whether to amputate that leg or not. We opted to not amputate so that Hal could grow up and regain mobility on 4 legs. He may need that leg amputated later in life if he develops arthritis. 


While life for Hal started out tough, his luck changed once he was taken to a shelter where a shelter worker called her friend, a veterinarian in Wisconsin. It was quickly arranged that she would foster Hal through the American Belgian Malinois Rescue and get him excellent care at the University of Wisconsin Vet School.


Next Hal went to North Carolina to possibly live on a farm with other Malinois and their mom, unfortunately, that is when we found out that Hal does not like other dogs at all and would love to chase all of the other animals on the farm. Hal went through some professional training in North Carolina and that trainer has offered to support Hal’s forever people at no charge. 


Hal is looking for a very special home. One where he is the only pet and where his family understands that his shattered scapula and brain injury mean he can never go full out like other Malinois. While Hal can get around just fine and does enjoy a game of fetch or tug, his shattered scapula means that care must be taken to not allow him to pound on his front end. He needs to stay at a lower weight to assure that his shoulder does not become painful. 


Hal loves all people, but he will not be placed in a home with small children due to his shoulder injury and traumatic brain injury.


Hal is crate trained, house trained and is working hard at walking nicely on a leash. He is fully vaccinated and heartworm negative. If you would like to be Hal’s forever family, please apply to adopt him at the link below.


While Hal is currently in North Carolina, reasonable transport can be arranged.


More about Hal-NC

Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Needs special care, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Even-tempered, Gentle, Not good with small dogs

ABMR thanks you for taking the time to look at our malinois available for adoption. 

Videos of Hal-NC:

Other Pictures of Hal-NC (click to see larger version):

Hal-NC Hal-NC Hal-NC Hal-NC
Hal-NC Hal-NC Hal-NC Hal-NC