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MaleBelgian Malinois


Need a Running Partner? Jefke is Your Guy

4-year-old, male, large, Belgian Malinois mix Good with other dogs: Selective Good with children: No Good with cats: No We rescued Jefke from the local shelter many months ago. He's a good looking Belgian Malinois mix of about 4 years old. He took an extended staycation with one of our wonderful fosters, but due to her work schedule and extended hours, he had to come back to the rescue. He was very protective of his home and didn't welcome the dog sitters with open paws, so this may be an issue that needs to be worked through. He is a VERY active boy, and particularly loves the ball. He was running almost every day with his foster, and he gets so excited when he thinks he's about to go on a run. He actually tries to put his own head through the slip lead! He knows several commands, knows how to use a dog door, loves toys, does well on a leash and is housetrained and crate trained. Jefke will need to be placed with a strong handler with some breed experience. We are looking for a home with no children or cats, as he may give chase. He may be OK with another dog given a proper introduction. If you have an active life and you think you have what it takes to bring Jefke into your home and heart, please fill out our online application to get the approval process started. We will not schedule meet & greets without an approved app on file. Here's the link:

As always, if you are interested in a Saving Paws dog, you must fill out our online application to get the approval process started. We will only schedule meet & greets with an approved application! Here is the link:

All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Many of our volunteers juggle family, and full-time careers while volunteering at Saving Paws. Please be patient as sometimes it takes up to 5 days to process an application.


If you have questions about Jefke please contact Saving Paws


Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Brown/Chocolate - With Black
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

"Saving Paws" rescue specializes in German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois. These are the two primary breeds used in military and law enforcement service worldwide. We also partner with other rescues and can assist in locating your perfect pet.

"Saving Paws" is a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation. All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Donations and adoption fees offset the high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses. By adopting from “Saving Paws", you become our partner in the rescue. You can make a difference in both financial contribution and working to save deserving animals. Adopting a rescue dog saves two lives. The K-9 friend that you adopted and another that can be brought in by the space created. Open your heart and adopt today.

"Saving Paws" primarily obtains dogs from local "High Kill" shelters. We are often there last hope. Our adoptions have gone on become service dogs, search and rescue dogs, sport dogs, AKC title holders and of course cherished family pets and protectors. Please consider a rescue dog and give these wonderful animals a second chance.

Shelter Driving Directions

Currently our resources do not allow one central facility for our operations. We have many dogs in foster care and board others at the Canine Country Club. They are located in Phoenix, Arizona. All adoptions are by appointment. We do our best to be available and accommodate your schedule. However, being volunteer, we ask for your patience and assistance in all matters. A minor inconvenience is a small price to pay for helping a dog in need.

"Saving Paws" also participates in numerous adoption events year around. We will post these to our website and to this venue as they are scheduled.

Areas Served

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"Saving Paws" serves Phoenix Arizona and the surrounding communities. Adoptions nationwide are offered through partner rescues and by special arrangement.

Adoption Instructions

"Saving Paws" works individually with each potential adopter to assure a good match and successful placement. The specific adoption process can vary and includes:

* Telephone and or email consultation.
* "Meet & Greet" with selected animals. We request that all family members and pets be present.
* Adoption application and reference check.
* Home visit
* Completion of the adoption process.
* Any additional follow up or assistance required.

Adoption fees and donations offset the extremely high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses.

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