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My name is William!

Belgian Malinois Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - William
Photo 1 - Belgian Malinois Dog for adoption in Louisville, Kentucky - William
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William's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with kids.

William's Story...
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 Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com for an adoption application or visit Tierhaven.petfinder.com for information on our adoption process.

Facts about William

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

William, a Louisville Belgian Malinois dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Belgian Malinois for sale in Louisville, or seeking a Belgian Malinois dog from a breeder in Louisville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Louisville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Louisville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Belgian Malinois breeders who help with Belgian Malinois rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Louisville paves the way for another one to be saved.