My name is Oli!

Belgian Malinois Dog for adoption in Kemah, Texas - Oli
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Triumphant Tails, Inc.

Facts about Oli

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Oli is our newest Ranch resident, having been returned recently by a family which was stricken with unforeseeable (and, at present, insurmountable) challenges. Although she had been with her previous family for nearly 3 years, she has settled into her life with us again as if she never left. We love her dearly.


Oli was bred, trained and imported from Czechoslovakia as a true working dog. She took her place alongside her partner to become one of the elite – a protector and defender of our American soil. She was an officer, working the railways in drug detection for many years before suffering an injury to her rear left leg which caused her to be placed into retirement. She was only 5 years old at the time. Although her human partner had planned on allowing Oli to live out her years alongside his family, her proclivity for the taste of his livestock put a halt to that plan.

We pulled her into our program a short time later (April 2013) and found her a wonderful home where she could “just be a dog”. She was happy with them, and they loved her completely. Cancer struck Oli’s Mom, however, which began a downward spiral – a battle they are continuing to fight on their own. They could no longer offer Oli the care they felt that she deserved and returned her to us not long ago.


In less than 72 hours after her return, Oli had the entire Ranch figured out. She knows where to go, when to go there, and what to do next.

At 8 years of age, she is still a ball of energy. She has a high toy drive and has not forgotten how to use the scent work training she was taught long ago. Lose a tennis ball in the pasture? No problem. Oli will find it. She seldom goes anywhere without carrying a stuffy, rope, ball or stick in her mouth. No toy stays *whole* for long.

Oli is tolerant of the other dogs and actually seems to settle down much better in their company; however, she is not the “playful” type. She would prefer that the other dogs not invade her immediate space. She’s a rather tough one to figure out in that regard. She gets anxious without having the other fur-kids nearby but, again, there is only so much “closeness” she desires. Fortunately, the other dogs just strike it up to a *grumpy old gal* and move on without challenging her.

As Oli spent much of her early years kenneled without human interaction beyond performing her “duties” on the police force, she seems to have a bit of separation anxiety today. She wants to always be near her humans. She is crate trained but doesn’t really appreciate confined spaces. She won’t bark or create a commotion but she will spin… and spin… and spin… so fast that she makes me dizzy. I swear she stands on one leg and twirls. Endlessly.

Because of that, Oli does best free-roaming with the rest of the pack up here at the house. She learned the doggy door quickly and enjoys going outside during the day… but never for very long unless we are with her. She much prefers to keep her humans in sight. She enjoys long walks and lounging on her doggy beds. She loves pig ears (and probably live pigs, too, but we don’t offer those to her). She has a voracious appetite and is a well-built girl, weighing in at 44 pounds of solid muscle.

Oli is NOT kid-friendly. She doesn’t quite seem to understand that children are just *little people*. She can’t be bothered with kids coming at her all the time. Anxious, high energy, nervous dogs like Oli are not suitable for a large family environment. Because of her high prey drive, she would also not do well around smaller domestic pets (or livestock).

The perfect forever home for Oli would be in the company of 1-2 adults which are stable in their home life and, preferably, home more often than not. While Oli has an active mind and seems to rather enjoy having a “job” to do, she is getting up there in years. She gets a bit nervous around strangers so therapy work for her is out. I have, however, wondered if she might be happy alongside her person giving search and rescue a try. I am told by her original owner that she excelled at (and enjoyed) doing scent work (and bite work, but you wouldn’t know it to meet this gentle sweetheart today).

She isn’t the traveling type and gets very nervous on car rides. Perhaps that, too, stems from her time spent in the patrol car all those years.

Oli still has a long life ahead of her. We know that the right forever family exists for her out there somewhere… and we intend to be very particular, as we always are, in finding that perfect match. She will remain here, loved by us, until or unless that family comes along. We are thankful for her many years of work on the K9 Force. She is truly one-of-a-kind.

If you are interested in Oli, please email us at the address provided above. Adoption applications can be found on our website at Home visits and reference checks are required prior to adoption approval.

(Purebred) Belgian Malinois
8 Years Old
Female - Spayed
Current On All Vaccines
Crate Trained
House Trained (with regular outings or use of a doggy door)
Good With Most Other Dogs
High Energy | High Prey Drive
Trained in Czech, German and English Commands
Very Loyal and Devoted to Her Humans!

About Triumphant Tails, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Triumphant Tails, Inc. is a small 501(c)3 all breed canine rescue organization. We work closely with our local shelters with priority given to canines requiring medical care beyond what the shelters can give to them. We are often the only chance the sick and injured have to become well and find their way into forever families. Through our adoption events and networking the shelter dogs through social media, we have managed to reduce one area shelter's euthanasia rate by 52% over the last two years. We are a foster-based organization and are always in need of reliable, loving foster care homes. Donations are also welcome!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our rescued canines are posted on our Facebook page and on our website. Interested adopters are encouraged to fill out an online adoption application. We will schedule the home visit once the application is received and bring the dog they are interested in to meet the family at that time. We also hold adoption events periodically on Saturdays at PetSmart located at 3119 Silverlake Village Dr., Pearland, TX from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. depending on the availability of our volunteers and the number of rescued canines which are suitable for that environment.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees start at $50 and go up depending on the dog. Applications are required and are processed in the order they are received. Home visits are also required prior to adoption approval. Adoption Contracts are executed which state, among other things, that if an adoptive family cannot keep the dog they are adopting, for any reason, the dog is to be returned to us. We require all of our dogs to be predominantly indoor dogs and all of our dogs are fully vetted (vaccinated, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped) prior to adoption completion.