With a recent increase in the number of homeless Belgian Malinois dogs, the German Shepherd Rescue of OC has welcomed several Mals into our life raft. Belgian Malinois are not the same breed as German Shepherds, and while they share some similar traits, adopters should become acutely familiar with the breed before choosing to adopt one. Belgian Malinois are very high-driven, very energetic, and very intelligent dogs and as such, they do not do well waiting at home all day for an owner to return from work. If you are not extremely athletic with a good exercise routine, this is probably not the right breed for you. They require twice as much exercise as the average large dog.
If you believe you can offer a Belgian Malinois a home with exercise, leadership, patience, and a very stable routine, these dogs are available for adoption.
Application, home visit, and donation are required prior to placement.
Age: 11 months Astro is a young Belgian Malinois who found himself in an overcrowded shelter facing an unknown future. Thankfully, GSROC stepped in to save him and now he is looking for his forever home.
Age: 1 year Nico has just arrived from a crowded shelter. He would benefit from a foster home where he can settle in.
Age: 2 years Fun loving Bruno is a head turner! His classic good looks will catch your attention. Like many teenaged Belgian Malinois, Bruno believes he is a cool guy and thinks highly of himself. Well, with looks like his, you really can't blame him.