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The Malinois Foundation The Malinois Foundation was founded in 2013 with a mission to support Veterans with PTSD and/or physical needs. We have expanded our resources to serve First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with special needs across the U.S.

50 Service Dogs Placed

and Counting!

$300,000 Raised

in our mission to provide service dogs to those in need.

1,800+ Volunteer Hours

donated to our cause.

Providing Service Dogs to Those Most in Need

32Veterans

and Counting!

7 Women Survivors

and Counting!

5 First Responders

and Counting!

4 Children

and Counting!

Here at the Malinois Foundation we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, we work to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

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Why The Malinois Foundation?

The Malinois Foundation is passionate and committed to helping veterans, first responders, women survivors and children to heal and progress through service dog work. The bond that is created between handlers and their service dogs have enormous healing power and is becoming increasingly popular in the mental health and medical communities as one of the best options for recovery. Service dogs can help:


  • Increase activity and integration into society.
  • Ground in reality, redirect hyper-vigilance.
  • Reduce the length and intensity of night terrors and flashbacks.
  • Increase independence.
  • Mitigate threats & create a sense of safety.
  • Provide 24/7 companionship and support.

Most people recognize a service dog's impact on their handler's life and often don't realize the incredible ripple effect that happens when a service dog helps a loved one regain their independence. A wife gets her husband back, a child gets their father/mother back, a community regains a hero, a friend, and a valued member of society.

The Malinois Foundation & Dog Training Elite

We will offer continued support for the life of the dog with our partners at Dog Training Elite

Low Cost Service Dog Utah
Empowering Owners

We empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.

Personalized

We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.

Environment Specific

We train based on your environmental needs (i.e. jogging, public spaces, home).

Supportive Trainers

We support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session") and plan training around the owner's schedule.

Involved

We work with all members of the household to achieve sustained results.

Lifetime Investment

We continually follow up and are invested in the owner's success for the long term.

Join the Pack Volunteering is a ball with The Malinois Foundation!

Events Team - If you are interested in joining the Pack, Volunteer as a team member at our events! Events include charity auctions, training for both dogs and their humans, building foundation recognition and more! Did we mention puppies and service dogs?
Puppy Socializer - If you love puppies and getting to know others within your community this is the perfect job for you! Getting puppies socialized helps them become the best service dogs for their owners.
Internships - We are always looking for help in various ways! Join our team and gain valuable skills!

Join the Pack Volunteering is a ball with The Malinois Foundation!


Events Team - If you are interested in joining the Pack, Volunteer as a team member at our events! Events include charity auctions, training for both dogs and their humans, building foundation recognition and more! Did we mention puppies and service dogs?
Puppy Socializer - If you love puppies and getting to know others within your community this is the perfect job for you! Getting puppies socialized helps them become the best service dogs for their owners.
Internships - We are always looking for help in various ways! Join our team and gain valuable skills!

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Supporting The Malinois Foundation

We could not change the lives of veterans, first responders, women survivors and children without our amazing sponsors and supporters.

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7+ Years

In Serving

1800

Volunteer Hours/ Year

35+

Service Dogs Placed

8 States

Served

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Holly and her friends from @dte_austin practiced Public Access on a WILD excursion! Bravo!

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Today is PTSD Awareness Day. This day has been designated by the U.S. Senate beginning in 2010. In the U.S., 6.8% of adults will experience PTSD in their lifetime. Women survivors, veterans and first responders are population groups that experience high rates of PTSD. Here at #TheMalinoisFoundation, we provide life-saving service dogs to these populations to assist with specialized tasks and reintegration into life. #PSTDAwareness #servicedogs #PTSDAwarenessDay2021 #servicedogsforveterans #womensurvivors

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One of #dogtrainingelite's client dogs at Hocks Zoo. Isn't he a cutie? Service dogs can help our veterans, women survivors, children and first responders integrate back into their lives - including fun weekend activities like this! #dogtrainingelite #servicedogs #servicedogsofinstagram #servicedogsforveterans #womensurvivors #childrenwithspecialneeds #firstresponders