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Beginning list of dogs for adoption
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N Central Region:

Charlotte, female - MI
Colt - Adopted!!!
* Desi, female - WI
* Diesel, male - SD
Katy - Adopted!!!
Mesa, female - IL

S Central Region:

Casey - Adopted!!!
* Diesel, male - MO
Dottie, female - TX
Jackie, female - TX
* Jill, female - TX
Willow- Adopted!!!

Northeast Region:

* Blue, female - MA
Charlie - Adopted!!!
Eire - Adopted!!!
Grimm, male - NY
* Harley, female - MA
* Kaley, female - VA
Lucy, female - PA
* Rebel, male - VT
Rhea - Adopted!!!
Tonshi - Adopted!!!
Ziva, female - MD

Southeast Region:

Andie, female - KY
* Callie, female - SC
Jasmine - Adopted!!!
Loki, male - LA
Lucas - Adopted!!!
Marley - Adopted!!!
Ofa - Adopted!!!
* Phenix, female - GA

Northwest Region:

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Southwest Region:

Hank - Adopted!!!
Scarlet - Adopted!!!

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These Rescues are currently available in the Northeast 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.

Charlotte 8 yr old spayed female - MI

Fee: $250
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Hi Everybody! My name is Charlotte. I love people, all people. I just want to be around people.

I greet adult humans with caution, but with only a little encouragement I'm quick to accept them. I love to snuggle and be petted, especially belly rubs. I freely give kisses and if you forget to pet me, I'll give you a nudge to remind you.

While I would love being an only dog with someone who would focus all of their free time on me, with proper training I might tolerate other dogs. I'd love to be a part of a very small family. I'm not sure how I feel about children yet, however, I'm certain that small pet birds would make a tasty treat, so make sure you don't have any in your home before promising to love me.

I have a mysterious past and have not shared those secrets with anyone, but my foster mom suspects it wasn't great. I used to be afraid to come into the house, but now that I know that there is air conditioning, soft carpet, cool running water, endless bowls of food and lots of love, I'm a little nervous about leaving, even to go for a walk; I'm always afraid that I won't be allowed back in if I go outside.

I am super smart but often scared. I can learn, but the timing of my training must coincide with weather patterns. Please don't try to teach me new tricks or practice learned ones when a storm is coming. I am afraid of thunder and smart enough to know that grey skies and rain drops mean the thunder might be coming. I only want to walk when the storm is over and the sun comes back out. While we wait for the weather to change, I'd love to lie on the bed while you read me a story. I love when my foster mom reads to me. She closes the door and locks the bird and the dog out. I have her all to myself and she reads while she pets me.

If you are dreaming of a relaxing walk on the beach with your new love, I may not be the right girl for you. I tend to weave from side to side when walking because I'm trying to teach my foster mom how to play Chinese jump rope. As I mentioned earlier, I really like being in the house. You will need sturdy shoes and a lot of patience to change me, but if you are up for the challenge, I'd love to meet you.

I am house broken up to a point. I do not potty in the house, however, your laundry is fair game, even if it's in the laundry basket. Chewable items on a table or night stand are also fair game if I can reach them I have been known to counter-surf.

I am a beautiful loving dog and in the right environment I would definitely thrive. It may take a while for my true inner beauty to shine, but I'm worth all the time you invest.

For more information about Charlotte, please contact: Gwen.

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

Desi 9 yr old spayed female - WI

Fee: $250
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Desi may have come from a hoarding situation, but she has exemplary obedience even understands French.

Desi is an active gal who is looking for an active partner. Desi came from a hoarding situation, but how she got there is unknown. Someone in her past put a lot of time into training her. Shortly after coming into rescue, her personality blossomed and she began showing us what she knew. Now, she's ready for her own home.

Although Desi is estimated to be 9 or 10 years old, she has the spirit and energy of a much younger dog. She has excellent obedience (sit, down, heel, recall, etc.) and she is trained in both English and French. She loves to perform for you and loves to have your attention. She is a Velcro dog that simply wants to be near her people. If she could be a lap dog, that would be her job in life. She can be a bit pushy and will lean into you like most every mal out there.

Desi will need a mal savvy handler. Coming from hoarding, she can be protective of her crate and her people. Once she gets comfortable with her surroundings, this protectiveness will diminish. She would be best in as a situation where she could be with at most, 1 other dog. She would also thrive as an only dog in your home.

She does show intense drive and will not be placed in a home with cats, small dogs or children under 12. She is spayed, current on vaccines, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative.

For more information about Desi, please contact: Bonnie.

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

Diesel 1.5 yr old neutered male - SD

Fee: $325
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This handsome little mal is Diesel. He's as sweet as he looks and smart. Diesel is a 1 year old 50lb ball of joy.

He'd be best suited in an active home that wants to take him on walks, runs, bike-rides or hikes. Although we'd recommend him as an only pet he does fine around a dominant well socialized dog, he loves to play. We've never seen him around kids or cats, the shelter he came from said he didn't like them.

He's working on basic obedience but does better on-leash than off-leash. He's getting familiar with the following commands: no, leave-it, sit, lay-down, here, wait/stay, get-behind-me, heel, and release. Constantly working and refreshing these commands in small training sessions would be idea for him, his mind wonders. He does awesome on walks, runs and bike rides around the neighborhood; he doesn't bark or lunge at other dogs.

He's pretty shy around new environments and people but once he gets to know you all he wants is affection and belly rubs. When he finally warms up he's got the cutest smile and goofiest deer-looking run you've ever seen.

He's a typical mal in one sense, when he's bored he will wander around restlessly until he finds something to do. We found a strong indestructible bone is the best for giving him something to work on. He doesn't have a toy drive but LOVES food!

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

We were told he likes to climb and jump fences but our 6ft wood fence has always kept him in; we haven't tried taking him to the dog park because of that. He's also little mouthy but is learning to focus that attention on toys.

What Diesel needs most is love and attention. We were told when he was in a shelter all he did was cower in a corner scared of everything. He needs a home that can focus on him and love him. His kennel, bed and toys all go with Diesel to his forever home complimentary of us. He deserves a sense of normalcy and consistency in precious little world.

History: Diesel was rescued from a shelter in Sioux City, IA. He was returned a month after being adopted by an elderly woman with two other dogs that couldn't handle him. Because he was labeled as returned with special needs he was scheduled to be euthanized. He was part of a large southern transport of dogs before being dropped off in Sioux City. His past before that is unknown. He came to us already potty trained, microchiped and knowing the sit and shake command.

For more information about Diesel, please contact: Jim or Stevie.

If you want to apply for this dog, click Diesel's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Jim or Stevie, Diesel's coordinators.

Mesa 4 yr old spayed female - IL

Fee: $300
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Mesa is an outgoing and energetic girl that loves to play both with my other dogs and toys by herself.

Mesa is an approximately 4 yr old spayed female. She came to us as a stray found in Illinois and while a bit on the thin side, she has quickly put the weight back on. Mesa is an outgoing and energetic girl that loves to play both with my other dogs and toys by herself. While she does get along with my two dogs, she needs to be introduced to other dogs slowly. She would be best with a house with no small dogs as she loves to wrestle and play hard. She has been exposed to my barn cats while on a leash, but wants to bark and lunge at them, so it would probably be best to not have house cats..

Mesa knows basic commands sit, down, shake and come, but needs a refresher course to improve on all. She is not overly food motivated, but we have found that she LOVES jerky treats and will do pretty much anything for them! We do crate her when we leave the house, and while it isn't a favorite of hers, she will bark at first and then quiet down. I do think with time, she could be just fine left loose. We have taken her to a few horse shows where she's been exposed to a number of different people, horses and dogs. She has been handled by older children and enjoyed the attention, but we haven't really had her around young kids.

Mesa bonds with her people and loves to be in the room with them. She wants to cuddle on the couch and sleep on the bed. She's a busy girl during the day, loves the freedom of going outside to run and play, but settles down in the evening and generally sleeps the night thru. She will bark at the doorbell and any new person that wants to come into the house, but after greeting the person, will leave them alone. She greets me each day when I get home from work with a toy in her mouth, grumbling and yipping with excitement, until I give her the greeting she feels is appropriate! She would love her very own person to have adventures with!

For more information about Mesa, please contact: Jack.

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

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