Welcome to the “Virginia Belgian Malinois Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
If this is your first time adopting a dog, we HIGHLY recommend checking out our awesome resource: The Complete Guide to Adopting the Perfect Dog. It is jam packed with awesome info that will help you on your adoption journey!
If you are considering getting a Belgian Malinois, you'll want to check out the incredible book "The Complete Guide to the Belgian Malinois". It's written in an easy-to-understand way but still has the expert knowledge to help any new owner successfully raise their Belgian Malinois from puppy to old-age. It's widely available, so pick up a copy if you see one, or click here to grab one on Amazon.
Intelligent and athletic, the Belgian Malinois was originally bred to be a herding dog. Hailing from Mailnes, Belgium, the Belgian Malinois loves to work and has a lot of stamina. Often confused with the German Shepherd, the two are actually quite different. The Belgian Malinois has a different body structure – they are lighter boned and smaller – and a different temperament. More sensitive than the German Shepherd, the Malinois is also quicker to respond and more alert. The Malinois can be reserved and aloof with strangers but are generally friendly and assertive. Due to their high energy level, the Belgian Malinois is recommended for experienced dog owners or an owner with dog training experience. They like to be included in the family and do not do well being alone for long periods of time. The Malinois is quick to learn and eager to please. They were bred to protect and herd so properly socialization is required. With early training and socialization, the Belgian Malinois makes an excellent family companion.
If you can't find the right Belgian Malinois Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Belgian Malinois Rescues in Virginia
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- To find additional Belgian Malinois dogs available for adoption check: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, or Kentucky.
- Or check out the complete list of all Belgian Malinois Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Virginia: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Bichon Frise, Foxhound, or Peekapoo.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.