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N Central Region:

Amarillo - Adopted!!!
Athena - Adopted!!!
Bix, male - WI
* Bobby, male - OH
Clara - Adopted!!!
Dallas - Adopted!!!
* Duke, male - MN
* Echo, female - MI
* Ellie, female - IL
* George, male - MI
GiGi, female - MI
* Havoc, male - MI
Lucy, female - WI
Molly - Adopted!!!
Poppy - Adopted!!!
Red - Adopted!!!
* Travis, male - IL

S Central Region:

* Abby, female - TX
Chance - Adopted!!!
Duke - Adopted!!!
* Jason, male - TX
Kyra - Adopted!!!
Leo - Adopted!!!
Mia, female - KS
* Moka, female - TX
* Phoebe, female - TX
* Rigby, male - TX
Sopfia - Adopted!!!
Striker, male - TX
* Taz, male - TX

Northeast Region:

* Aja, female - VA
* Arras, male - MD
* Coven, male - PA
* EssyMae, female - VA
Jersey - Adopted!!!
Keeyo, male - VA
** Layla, female - PA
* Matilda, female - PA
Molly - Adopted!!!
* Ranger, male - NY
* Skeeter, female - PA
Tracker - Adopted!!!

Southeast Region:

Amara, female - GA
* Belle, female - LA
* Clara, female - KY
Hexa, male - TN
* Hollow, female - GA
Link, male - GA
* Malcolm, male - FL
Mika, male - GA
Trina, female - FL

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Southwest Region:

Jett - 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.

Bix 11 mo old neutered male - WI

Fee: $375
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I have lots of energy and love to go on hikes and runs!

I am UTD on shots and I am fit as a fiddle! That wasn't always the case, I was brought in to a shelter as a stray and was very thin. Living on the streets was not easy. But with lots of love and extra groceries, I have blossomed into a healthy guy.

I have lots of energy and love to go on hikes and runs! I think I could also excel in sports. Like maybe dock diving or nose work. Those look like a blast! Although I will have to get over my trepidation around water - My foster brother (pointer) is attempting to teach me how to swim but I am not sure about the water yet.

My nickname is 'love bug' because I love being with my humans! I would crawl in their lap and stay there all day if I could.

I have been learning how to be a good boy and know how to sit and stay and I can heel nicely on a leash. My foster mom says I am not very good at 'come' and I admit it is not my favorite thing but we are practicing.

I am very compliant about getting into my crate but get a little anxious when left alone for long periods of time. My foster mom helps me by giving me bones to chew that keep me occupied and keep my mind off of being alone.

I am very clever and have learned how to escape from crates that do not have carabiners and extra ties. It is very important to make sure I am safe in a crate because I can be a little destructive in the house if left loose when no one is home and will tear up trash and things. I feel remorse after the fact but cannot help myself at the time

I never had toys before so I don't understand what they are. My foster mom gives me chew bones and I LOVE these! Chewing on bones is my favorite activity.

I love playing with other dogs, large and small. We have a blast running around together!

I am a hunter and my foster mom says I have HUGE prey drive for birds and small animals so I would do best in a home without cats.

Little humans scare me so I won't be a good match for a family with small children. I am ready to find my forever home and am longing to be part of family, included in all the family activities.

For more information about Bix, please contact: Carol.

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

Bobby 7 yr old neutered male - OH

Fee: $300
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Introducing Bobby the debonair Malinois. Bobby is 7 years young and full of energy.

He was surrendered by his family for knocking the new child down constantly. Bobby loves food and is highly motivated when snacks are around. Milkbones are his favorite. He also loves his Red Kong. Even through he loves his toys, he doesn't love to fetch. A few times and he's ready to relax. Bobby is fully house-trained and respectful of household items. He doesn't need constant attention and loves time outside and playing in the yard.

His best home is going to be one with a family that has older and dog savvy children. Bobby has lived with a cat his entire life and had no issues with this. He's ready to find his new family and really bonds well with his people. His previous owners said that Bobby's favorite sport is cuddling!

This special guy has a floating knee cap, but that doesn't slow him down. It has been determined that it doesn't need surgery by the vet, however, he takes Rimadyl periodically. ABMR is going to have this condition checked again, just to be sure.

Bobby is beautiful Malinois that needs a proper introduction with strangers, rides well in a car, and barks at traffic that passes while on walks. For these reasons a home away form the hustle and bustle of the city would be best.

Bobby loves his walks so he's looking for a home where he will be kept active. It's not surprising, this Mali loves to swim!!! If you live in the country with a pond don't be bashful, apply for this wonderful guy now.

Bobby has been introduced to other dogs and reportedly gets along well. He has never lived with another dog. His prior owners report that he needs a proper introduction with other dogs and that, in true Mal fashion, Bobby plays rough.

For more information about Bobby, please contact: Valerie

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

Echo 1 - 1.5 yr old spayed female - MI

Fee: $350
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Echo loves people. She loves men. She loves women. She loves strangers. She loved the staff at the vet's office!

She loves snuggling in your lap, bringing you toys, and being petted. She even loves people more than a meaty bone. This girl will do anything for your affection. She is very social, and is confident without aggression.

Echo wants to be around people. She'll go in a crate if you ask, but she'd rather be at your feet or on the couch. She'll keep a watchful eye on you, just in case you need anything, like a check-in or to play a game of tug. While you're busy, she entertains herself by piling all her toys around her spot.

Echo has been on crate rest, but will be released soon and is eager to let her Malinois flag fly. She came into rescue after she was struck by a car and had to have a plate put in her leg. She limps a little but is still healing up. The vet said that the hardware might have to be removed at some point in the future, but for now, everything is progressing well. She does have a foot that turns out slightly, but it seems like she was born that way.

What does that mean for Echo? Well, she is bored! After two days without walks, she did eat her crate pad, but there haven't been any other destructive incidents. Echo likes doing nose work and is starting on birch scent. Her foster thinks that she would make a good barn hunter, or jogging partner. Sports with a lot of torque, like flyball or agility, probably wouldn't be good choices for her leg. Right now, Echo is busy demonstrating her top-notch snuggling skills and squeaking all the toys in her foster home.

Although you'll be smitten by Echo's dark face and glamorous fringed coat, you'll fall in love with her keen eye and intelligence. Treats are welcome, but Echo works best when you pay her in pets and praise. She knows how to sit, here, no, this way, uh-uh, tug, potty, and raise her paw. She redirects easily with a soft voice, and when she's unsure or gets hand-shy, you can sweet talk her back into a happy wiggle.

Echo does need to learn some manners. She greets people and dogs by jumping on them. Because she can be overexuberant, she is not recommended for children under ten. Other dogs generally don't appreciate her forward greeting style, so she would be best as an only dog.

Because of the crate rest instructions from the vet, it's hard to say what talents Echo will have when she is fully released. Her foster says that she expects to see medium to high drive, so daily exercise is a must. She also thinks that homes with small dogs, cats, etc. are probably not a good fit.

Echo also pulls on the leash and weaves a bit. It's hard to stay on course when there are so many smells to follow! And so many bugs to chase! Or it could just be that she's looking for toys, since she likes to carry a stick when she walks. She will need some more training, but is so responsive that she will catch on quick. She might even be a candidate for competitive obedience— her foster is impressed with her intelligence and willingness to please.

Car rides are fun for this pup. She has a crate for travel, and when she first gets in, she'll bark briefly to tell you, "Let's go!" As soon as you start moving, she settles down. She is definitely interested in cars on the road, but her foster thinks that if you teach her to sit when the car passes, that Echo will learn what's expected from her.

Her foster says that this "really, really, good girl" might be a good choice for a first time Malinois home. Her dream family might even have a teenager who would like to play ball with her and let her sleep on the bed. No matter where she goes, Echo is going to have a full heart to share with you.

For more information about Echo, please contact: Valerie

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

Ellie Approx 3 mo old spayed female - IL

Fee: $375
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Ellie (a.k.a. Ellie Mae, Elle) is the leader of the pack of three siblings fostered in northern Illinois.

Ellie is smart, loving and quick. Ellie is the adventurous one. The first to explore her surroundings and try to run the length of her foster homes two acres. She is the first to bark and run towards something that is new or concerning to her. She is appropriately submissive to adult dogs but as smart as she is she will soon be ruling the roost in her new home. At 9 weeks old she is semi crate trained. Potty trained as long as she is kept on a potty break schedule. ABMR intake date 8/5/19. Approximate date of birth is June 30, 2019.

Priority will be given to applicants within a one day transport.

For more information about Ellie, please contact: Marcia

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

George 1.5 yr old neutered male - MI

Fee: $350
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After going through a rough patch earlier this year, involving recovering from an injury,

George is now ready to take on the world again. Full disclosure: George has always been ready, it's just that the world wasn't always ready for what George has to offer.

So here is it. George 100% delivers on all promises involved with owning a Mal. He is smart as a whip, quicker than greased lightning, extremely high energy, and he will keep you on your toes at all times. He loves playing with toys, balls, and sticks. In absence of a suitable stick he'll find himself a tree to extract said stick from. He does have a (tiny) off switch and will snuggle up to you on the couch during the evening. George is also the master of the side-eye as you can see in his pictures, and you'll be getting this look a lot while he is figuring out new ways to outsmart you ?? George does well with other dogs as long as they are more dominant than he is and correct him where he needs it. He will be pushy with submissive dogs. George also needs consistent exposure to activity and especially strange people, in a quiet surroundings he has a tendency to 'entrench' himself and develop reactivity to changes in his environment (this includes new people). As long as he is consistently exposed to activity and people he does fine.

As mentioned above, George did suffer an injury to his femur earlier this year. At this time it was also discovered that he has moderate hip dysplasia in his left hip (the same side as the injury). At the time of the discovery he was already past the cutoff (12mos) for TPO surgery. Due to this, George will not be a candidate for high-speed or high-impact sports such as agility or dock diving. But he will probably excel at for example nosework or barn hunt. He may or may not need surgery on this hip later in life, but for now he is managed on daily Cosequin and doing well. X-rays are available.

George is fairly big-boned and weighs an estimated 70lbs.

For George, we are looking an experienced handler (no exceptions!). This is not a dog for a first-time Malinois owner, or even someone who has maybe owned a lower key Mal but does not have experience managing high-drive, high-energy Mals. This has been tried and it has not worked.

Secondly, we are looking for someone who understands George's physical limitations and can put him to work in a discipline that accommodates those. More than physical exercise, George will need mental stimulation and continued socialization/exposure. Third, homes with other dogs in the household who will be a match for George are preferred. George does best in a stable pack where he knows his place. And finally, We would strongly prefer for George to stay close to Mid-Michigan so we will be giving preference to applicants located in the Midwest.

For more information about George, please contact: Jessica

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

GiGi approx 2.5 yr old spayed female - MI

Fee: $350
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GiGi is a super snuggler

GiGi is a spayed female born 4/1/16. She is heartworm negative, UTD on shots, microchiped. Has also been vaccinated for K9 influenza. She is a super snuggler once she bonds with you. She is fearful of strangers. No kids or cats. Ok with low key dogs. Can get nippy when excited. Corrects easy. Crate and house trained. Loves to play ball.

For more information about GiGi, please contact: Gwendolyn

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

Havoc 2 yr old neutered male - MI

Fee: $350
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Hey everyone! My names Havoc. Havoc's a really cool name that means widespread destruction, but it doesn't really describe my personality. Love Bug might be a more apt name for me. I'm just looking for my one and only true love. I desperately want my forever person!!

I lived with a nice lady that I really loved. Things changed for her and I just didn't have a place to live any more. I bounced around a little and now I'm in a great foster home with ABMR.

I know some commands like heel, sit, down, roll over, and paw. I'll happily do those things but I'm happiest when I get to dock dive. I love, love, love water. I love the water so much that my foster mom gave me a wading pool. My favorite game is to get down in the pool, roll up like a donut, and cover everything including my head, nose, and ears! My previous mom taught me a lot of other things like lure coursing and frisbee.

I don't really love to play fetch. Weird, right? But I'll still do a lot of other sport things. If you like to be on the "go go", I like to be on the "go go". Foster mom says I have something called "A nice off switch." I don't know what that means but I do know I'll follow her everywhere and if she stops moving I just lay on her feet.

I do know how to heel but my previous mom used a training collar on me. My foster mom likes a flat collar. I pull and pull on that flat collar, but I'll stop when she tells me. When I first came to my foster home I was very sad. I missed my mom so much. But foster mom and my foster siblings made it so fun that I got over that in a few days. I expect it would be the same at your house too. I'm currently living with male and female dogs. They're all big. I play with most of them and am respectful of those I don't play with. There's a huge Akita male here and I'm a little intimidate, so I avoid him for sure. I let him greet me and sniff me even though I'm nervous. For the most part he leaves me alone and I appreciate it that way.

Now that I'm not afraid of my foster mom I love to show affection. I'm even brave around the other dogs and jump up for hugs. I like men and women equally, pretty much anyone that will show me attention. I'll do anything for a treat. I just BOL (bark out loud) when my foster mom says I'm food motivated. Who isn't? Especially with all the new yummy things I'm getting to try.

I'm up to date on shots, neutered, and heartworm negative. I think I'm the total package and hope you do too.

For more information about Havoc, please contact: Valerie

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

Lucy approx 1-2 yr old spayed female - WI

Fee: $350
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Lucy has the most soulful eyes you've ever seen, and she is a gorgeous girl.

You would have to be made of stone not to melt when she looks at you. Her foster parents say that she is incredibly sweet and loving, and has many quirks that would make you laugh

Lucy was found as a skinny stray in Topeka, but is at 47 pounds and still working her way up to a healthy weight for her frame. Her teeth are worn, either from being chained or kenneled. She may have had a litter in the past, but has been spayed while in foster care. Her foster family says that Lucy had not had much, if any, socialization when she came to them. They have been impressed with how quickly she learns and her focus. She has been soaking up new skills like a sponge. She is house trained now, and likes going in her kennel for a treat.

The first thing Lucy learned about is that she really likes massages. She didn't seem to understand what was happening the first time she was massaged, but quickly leaned into it. She especially likes being massaged around the base of the tail, but will let her fosters touch ears and feet without fuss. Lucy loves physical affection and has good recall, because she has learned that recall means attention! When her fosters hold out their arms, Lucy comes running to be petted.

Lucy's fosters say that she is a velcro dog to the max. When they sit on the couch, she wants to be between them. She likes to rest her head over the foster mom's shoulder, "It's almost like she's reading over my shoulder." This cuddle-bug loves people, but when she can't have a lap, she'll curl up around a pillow.

Lucy does well with bones smeared with peanut butter, balls, and likes using the snuffle mat. Like a lot of Malinois, she can vaporize a stuffed toy in a flash. Her foster thinks she might do well with nose work, or would be a good companion for someone who likes to run. Lucy seems to hesitate when it comes to jumping, so probably wouldn't love agility. Lucy is medium-to-high energy, but her fosters feel that she would be okay for a first time Malinois family if they had working dog experience and she had daily exercise.

Lucy is learning about life in the house, basic manners, not stealing food from the counters, and to wait her turn to go outside. She loves both her foster parents, and is learning to get along with the other dogs in the home. There were some issues with dog reactivity at first, but with the help of a behaviorist, Lucy is learning appropriate dog manners

She is beginning to be allowed to play with the other dogs and getting roaming privileges at home. Her foster says that Lucy recently had an hour long play session with the Tervuren and other Malinois in the home, and it went very well. Lucy played chase for a while, then took herself out for a timeout when she started to feel overwhelmed. Her fosters feel that she could share her home with a non-dominant dog if the introduction was very gradual, but that she would love being the only dog and soaking up all the snuggles

Lucy has not been exposed to children or cats, but loves to chase birds when she is outside. Her foster thinks she would be fine with older children. Her fosters say that she was timid at the vet, but was polite to the staff. They are still working on public introductions, so Lucy has not gone shopping or been around a lot of strangers. She enjoys car rides and is very treat motivated, so that's a good place to start.

Lucy has a sense of humor and will surprise you. She doesn't eat socks and shoes, but she will steal them! If you catch her in the act, she pretends she didn't know that the smelly things weren't for her. She also likes to carry her food bowl around after meals. This mischievous girl can send you on a scavenger hunt, but it's part of her charm. She also loves couch cushions. Her foster mom says it is adorable when she hugs them between her paws and snuggles them under her head.

Lucy makes her fosters laugh and they are proud of how much she has learned about life as a pet. Now that she's getting the hang of house life, she will be starting obedience class in April. Lucy has a very sweet temperament and lots of love for the right family.

She wants most of anything to show you affection, to snuggle, and to sleep by your side. She would thrive with a family of her own to help socialize her and teach her about the good life.

For more information about Lucy, please contact: Jen

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

Travis Approx 3 months old male - IL

Fee: $375
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Travis, a.k.a. Trav, is one loving and laid back Dude.

He is happy to go along with whatever his two sister littermates get up to. He prefers to hang out in the shade rather than running around in the noon day sun. While more submissive to his sisters, when he gets mad at their antics he will stand up for himself. Travis would do best in a home with another dog of equal temperament so that he is not bullied. At 9 weeks old he is semi crate trained. Potty trained as long as kept on a regular potty break schedule. ABMR intake date 8/5/19. Approximate date of birth is June 30, 2019.

Priority will be given to applicants within a one day transport.

For more information about Travis, please contact: Marcia

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

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