My name is William!

Belgian Malinois Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - William
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Tier Haven Rescue

Facts about William

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
William is a very handsome Belgian Malinois between 3 and 4 years of age. William originally came to us in 2014 at which time he quickly found a home with a family whose son was looking to do 4H Dog Club. Unfortunately due to a divorce the wife was left with 3 young children and a very energetic Malinois she had no idea how to handle. Equally unfortunate she did not realize that he was heartworm positive when they adopted him so she did not continue providing him heartworm medicine.

William has lived in the house with multiple children and is a wonderful dog. He did become destructive though as more time passed with her being unable to exercise him and not providing any training. He essentially had free roam of this house to do as he pleased. William is a very big cuddle bug and enjoys giving "hugs" which come with the added guess game of him popping into your jaw in an attempt to give a kiss - bad habit we know. William has been around children ranging from newborn to 12 years of age and has always been very friendly and sweet with them. He is a large boy though so a family would need to understand he can accidently knock a kid over not realizing he isn't a lap dog. He fancies himself a lap dog though and loves anyone willing to love on him.

William does great with other dogs his size. He isn't the most engaged playmate but he coexists peacefully. He does have a high prey drive true to his breed though and would not do well in a home with cats or small dogs. William will also chase livestock such as horses and circle a chicken pen. He is first and foremost a Malinois with the added benefit of being a cuddlebug.

William has been re-started on the slow kill method of heartworm treatment with additional support of Young Living ParaFree since returning to our care.

William is searching for a loving home that will dedicate themselves to his continued heartworm treatments, training, and cuddles. William will require plenty of exercise but will reward you with an excess of kisses.

Please email for an adoption application or visit for information on our adoption process.

About Tier Haven Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Tier Haven Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue agency based in Louisville, KY that specializes in German Shepherds and similar working breeds. Tier Haven realizes that many German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) find themselves in shelters due to a lack of training and understanding of the breed. Tier Haven is a no-kill rescue which limits the number of dogs we can care for at any given time for this reason Tier Haven focuses on taking dogs from shelters that are in direct risk of euthanasia and has a separate policy for owner surrenders.

Surrender Policy

Tier Haven accepts owner surrenders on a conditional basis due to the large number of dogs in kill shelters. If you have a dog you would like to surrender you must email pictures and the reason for surrendering to Tier Haven does charge a fee for surrendering a dog; $80 for a fully vetted dog (vaccinations, alter, heartworm test) when vet records are provided and $150 for un-vetted dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Ways to Donate: Purchase an item on our wish list to be mailed directly to Tier Haven Become part of our Young Living Essential Oil team using member #3144252 Shop through Enroll your Kroger Plus card to support Tier Haven while you shop through the Kroger Community Rewards NPO 27174 Donate money online through PayPal using the email address Shop online through IGive � Tier Haven Rescue, Inc to have a portion of your purchase donated to Tier Haven Tier Haven is a Partner and listed on the WoofTrax app. Simply turn on the app to track your mileage when you are out walking and WoofTrax will donate to Tier Haven based on the miles walked by supporters. Mailing Address: 2400 Bush Ridge Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

Our Adoption Process...

Tier Haven requires an adoption application to be completed and processed prior to meeting or adopting any of our dogs. As a completely foster based organization Tier Haven relies on the application to help ensure that adopters are only meeting dogs that are suitable for their household based on various factors. The application is completed via email and you may email us at to obtain an application. When submitting an application please contact your vet clinic and provide them with a release of information and also inform your personal references that they will be contacted.

Once your application is processed you will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss potential dogs and arrange a meet and greet. Since we are a foster based group we only allow up to three (3) dogs on each meet and greet to keep it manageable for everyone. Meet and greets are often held at public locations to respect the privacy of our foster homes and they are scheduled at the discretion of the foster homes.

Tier Haven charges an adoption fee of $250 for each dog. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart-worm test, micro-chip, and monthly preventative care while with our organization. All medical records are provided at the time of adoption along with an adoption contract.