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N Central Region:

Charlotte, female - MI
GiGi, female - MI
Lilly, female - CO
Taron, male - MI

S Central Region:

Aleta, female - TX
Chloe - Adopted!!!
* Chance, male - KS
* Duke, male - TX
* Hawkeye, male - TX
* Jackson, male - TX
Jake, male - TX
Luke - Adopted!!!
Lucy, female - WI
Mia, female - KS
Striker, male - TX
Ziva - Adopted!!!

Northeast Region:

Bruce Wayne - Adopted!!!
Hope - Adopted!!!
Keeyo, male - VA
* Tracker, male - PA
Piper - Adopted!!!
Xena - Adopted!!!

Southeast Region:

Audie, male - LA
Amara, female - GA
* Belle, female - LA
Finn - Adopted!!!
* Hexa, male - TN
* Karen, female - FL
* Layla, female - FL
Link, male - GA
* Lobi, male - GA
* Tia, female - VA
Trina, female - FL

Northwest Region:

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Southwest Region:

** Jett, female - CO

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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.

Belle 2 yr old spayed female - LA

Fee: $350
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Hey guys! My name is Belle. Don't let my name fool you because I'm no Southern Belle.

I love to play rough, despite being on the smaller side for a Malinois, and I thrive being outside. If my forever family likes to go camping and hiking, I'm 100% game. I'm 2 years old and am crate/ potty trained with basic obedience. I love sun-bathing and having all your attention by getting your hand in my mouth so you continue petting me along with flopping on the floor for my belly rubs.

When I was first brought into rescue by Brett Greene (he's my state coordinator) I was just a backyard dog that was Heartworm positive and taken to the shelter because I wasn't being stimulated enough so I chewed things. Now I'm Heartworm Negative, on monthly preventative for heartworms/fleas/ticks, and UTD on all my vaccines.

My perfect home would have/more about Belle: Person(s) with Malinois experience, Medium/large FENCED backyard, No children 12 and under, No cats or small animals, Need forever person(s) to lead active lifestyle to include me, Can be destructive if not stimulated mentally and physically worked, Lots of toys and tennis balls for my family and I to play with together

For more information about Belle, please contact: Brett

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

Hexa 4 yr old spayed female - TN

Fee: $350
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Hexa is a bubbly, playful girl who knows how to make her own fun!

Her favorite toys are hard plastic buckets and jolly balls. Nothing makes her happier than trotting around the yard with her ball while you drink your coffee on the porch and tell her she's pretty.

No mistake about it… Hexa is very pretty. She has a mischievous grin and a glint in her eye. When you reach down to pet her, she may wink to let you know that you're the lucky one. There is a some hair loss due to a flea allergy, but it's growing back. This girl doesn't let it crimp her style-- she struts her stuff with confidence. She is heartworm positive, but doesn't have symptoms and will be starting treatment soon. Hexa has the personality to mingle well in public. The office staff loved her when she went to work for a day, and she was happy with all the bustle around her. She is a "cute little thing" who will lick your hand to ask for attention. Hexa definitely prefers women, but she will warm up to men, especially if they give her cheese. Like a lot of malinois, she can be a little aloof with strangers or protective of the home, but after an appropriate introduction, she is "very sweet and personable." She was friendly with visiting children, but can be rambunctious.

Hexa gets along well with other dogs and respects their boundaries. She will play bounce with her lab foster-brother, but if he isn't in the mood, she's happy to play on her own. There may have been small dogs in a former foster home, and she seemed fine with them in photos. However, Hexa took an inappropriate interest in cats, horses, and pet pigs, so she is recommended for a dog-only household.

Hexa's foster thinks that she would be okay for a first time malinois family. "She is a fairly normal, well adjusted dog," who is "pretty easy" for a malinois. Her energy is "medium for a mal," so she'll still need regular exercise after her recovery period. A family that could walk her for an hour daily and then do a weekend camping trip would be perfect. Her foster thinks that Hexa would make a good running partner, but would also enjoy the off season. She doesn't have to go-go-go all the time.

This girl doesn't have the drive for competitive sports. She likes to please, but there are days when she'd rather just be loved. She's got the basics of crate, sit, lay down, and stay, and is learning to walk on leash. A simple heart with a great smile has brought her this far, so she doesn't seem interested in learning the kind of tricks that make you a star on Youtube. She just wants to be petted, and maybe a bite of cheese. Actually, she definitely wants a bite of cheese. If you really want to motivate her, that's your secret weapon.

Hexa is undergoing heartworm treatment and will need to be quiet during the recovery phase. That's a great time to snuggle her, find her favorite spot to be rubbed, and to negotiate if/which furniture she can lay on. Hexa would love to explore your yard, discuss the merits of American vs French cheeses, and make you laugh every day.

For more information about Hexa, please contact: Cj.

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

Lobi 2 yr old neutered male - GA

Fee: $350
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My name is Lobi and I am a very good boy. I am dreaming about being your dream dog because I am so dreamy.

I'm one of those once in a lifetime kinda fellas that loves, loves, loves people. I love my people the best. It doesn't matter what size they are either. I like them young and old, big and small, short and tall. I'm great with my foster parents and with their 11-year-old daughter. I've also been a very good boy out in public. I can't say if I like cats or not as I've never meet one. I don't have much interest in toys because I'm too busy getting attention from my peeps. And if I'm not doing that, I'm trying to figure out how to get more attention. I have a couple of foster siblings. One is an older dog and I just leave that one alone as all she wants to do is rest. The other is a young Doberman who hates other dogs. I still managed to win that one over and we just play and play all day long. I don't like toys too much but I will do just about anything for praise. I'm not a fence jumper so I should be ok with most fences. My foster dad says I'm just the cutest, especially when I paw my bowl and bark when it's empty. No one should have an empty bowl after all. I must say I'm looking for a place where I'm not crated so much. I whine while I'm in there because I don't like to be away from the action and I'm not very use to a crate. If you don't like to exercise, you're in luck as I'm low key and more of a couch potato. I'm happy as long as I get to climb up in your lap and watch TV all day. I know a couple of commands, but not many. I'm sure I can learn more. If you are looking for a companion that is sweet, attentive, and affectionate then I'm your guy. My main goal in life is to find my person and then do anything possible to please. If you're ready to get your cuddle on please fill out an application.

I can't wait to find my happily ever after. Video:

For more information about Lobi, please contact: Brett

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

Tia 1 yr old spayed female - VA

Fee: $350
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Hi! My name is Tia! I'm a petite but strong 50-pound female

I love to play with my four-legged foster siblings. I'm no older than a year and my beginning was a rough start. I was found as a stray and placed in shelter down in Louisiana until this real nice man, Brett Greene (he's my coordinator), came along and brought me to his home. I stayed with him for a while and learned how to play with other dogs. Then he sent me all the way to Virginia to stay with my foster mom and her family.

I just completed the my heartworm treatment recently and am on 30 days of rest so in the meantime I'm learning new commands and working on fine tuning commands I already know. In June, I already have an appointment get spayed so I never have to go through another heat cycle again, whew!

Foster mom has been working with me in other ways too. So far, my recall is good (for my foster mom, she's super patient) and I know the commands: come, bed, up here, and no. I'm still working on sit and lay down. My foster parents really want me to learn the concept of fetch but for now I like the ball gently tossed to me so I can chew on it and hear it squeak. It makes me happy so they are happy.

Below is the list my foster mom feels would be the best forever home for me:
Must have a medium/large fenced yard - I need my forever human(s) to be able to be with me most of the time - Absolutely no cats or small animals – I will chase and will do what I can to get loose and chase - Preferably female owner or soft-spoken male- I need lots of patience and time warming up to men in the household (I just warmed up to my foster dad after two weeks, he's a good guy too) and all visitors, regardless of sex - Children 12 and over – I'm a little skittish and fast movements put me on edge - I am potty trained and crate trained - I do respect baby gate barriers locked in place - I need lots of mental stimulation and physical exercise – I enjoy puzzles, LOVE squeaky toys, can lay outside in the sun for hours and who doesn't enjoy a good bone! - I would really like to have other canine siblings my age to play with! I have so much fun with my current foster siblings and we wear each other out well. - Long term I need a patient and loving home who has experience and is willing to work with me, plus invest in training with me.

For more information about Tia, please contact: Brett

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